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VOL 4S; NO. 2L BREVARD, NORraCAROLmAjmmSDAILMAVM^l^^^ S1.00 PER YEAR IN TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY
RED CROSS AQUATIC |
FACULTY IS GIVEN
Director Eaton Expects Large
Invited To Attend .
The National Aquatic school of the
American Red Cross to be held at
Camp Carolina, June 12-22, will very
probably be larger this year than that
of laat, according to Ramone S. Eaton,
director, of Washington, D. C.
Mr. Eaton (Ray to most people herel
•ays that he and Mrs. Eaton expect to
be In Brevard the first of next month to
make preparations for opening of tho
ten-day session and that In the main,
the nationally known members of the
faculty will again tie hero this year.
Local people who wish to attend the
training school are always given an
especial welcome by the directors, and
again this year, Mr. Eaton is extend
ing Invitation to those of the com
munity who wish to attend, to have
their names listed on the priority list.
However, he requests that application
be gotten tn as early as possible.
Most of the faculty members are we'l
known heie having been In Brevard
for a number of summers. Complete
list of the faculty follows.
Ramone S. Eaton, director, ur. w.
L lAey. National Staff. American Red
Cross; Dr. John M. McGehee, Codar
town, Ga.; Harry A. ICer.nlcg, Nation
al Staff, American Red Crosr; Oliver
Allen. National Staff. American Rod
Gross; Ellis Fysal._ National Staff,
American Red Gross; Charles Mix Na
tional Staff, American Red Cross; Mrs.
Fannie Mix Daytona Reach, Fla.: Miss
Jo. Woodard. Birmingham. Aia.; John
Broadway, Chattanooga, Tenn.: Mrs.
June Clark Eaton, Washington, D. C.;
Mr. James MacMillan, Cocoa. Fla.;
Miss St Clair Bulst. Charleston, S. C.;
Miss Dorothy Tolleson, Charlotte; !
Frank Culvern. Charlotte; D. C. Dun
can. Blnefield, V. Ya
Dan McCarty. Fori Pier c, Ft«., l.fe- 1
Rue Osborne, Winter Haven. Fla.:
Brian McCarty. Fort Pierce, Fla.; A.
E Gordon, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.;
Charles Russell, Fort Myers, Fla.:
William Merriam, U. of Penna., Phil.;
Thomas Costello. Rollins College, Win
ter Park. Fia.; Earl Clark. Miami, Fla.:
Dan Sham, Nashville, Tenn.; A. J.
Berrcs, Miami, Fla.
Softball League To
Be Formed Thursday
A meeting for the purpose of form
ing a softball league for the summer
months will be held at the Times Of
fice on Thursday evening of this week,
at 8:00 o’clock.
The Woodmen and College are defi
nitely planning to enter teams having
already played each other In practice
games while Interest has been express
ed by other playi s In town who are
considering the forming of an all-star
team. It Is expected that the CCC
camp will enter a team
The WOW made an Impressive show
ing In their Initial softball game last
Monday evening downing the college
boys In an exhibition go 12-5.
Pisgah Mills Plays
Green River Outfit
Pisgah Mills nine will meet the Green
River outfit here Saturday afternoon
on the high school field, the game to
start at 3:30 o’clock.
The local team Is showing up credit
ably, and drew a big group of fans here
two weeks ago.
The Tanners will play Riltmoro there
Baptist Young Folk
To Meet June 26th
Plans will bo made Tuesday night at
a meeting here in Brevard for the an
nual BTU meeting, which will he held
on June 26.
Hubert Batson, president of tho
county union, said that a representa
tive from each of the churches in the
county was expected to attend the
meeting at the Brevard Baptist church
Tuesday evening at 3 and that all as
soclatlonal officers were also expected
Tho annual meeting will be an all
day session, and will be held with tho
Little Rlvor Baptist church, begin
ning at 10 o’clock.
Due to tho nearness of the annual
county meeting, and other conflicting
meetings, the lower district meeting
which had been set for next Sunday.
May 29, will not he held.
Smilin' Charlie 3ays
It may be that tK
man who has climbed t‘
fli top doe sit t tolkveiy
much because of th!
sedmton KeV grown
accustomed to- '
Ecusta Building Work Will
Be Done By Fiske Carter Co.
Flake Carter Construction Company
of Greenville, S. C., was awarded con
tract for building the $2,000,000 Ecugia
Paper Corporation plant on Davidson
River near Plsgah Forest.
William W. Carter, treasurer and
manager of the Greenville branch of
the Fiske Carter company, said Wed
nesday that his company planned to
start some preliminary operations at
the plant site Monday morning, but
that fall operations would not be start
ed for some time yet.
The Fisko Carter Company Is one
of the largest In the South, and has
done considerable building-^throughout
this section on large ncnlo. The com
pany also maintains of'lces at Spar
tanburg. S. C.. and Boston, Mass.
Mr. Carter authorized the statement
for publication by The Transylvania
Times over long distance telephone
Wednesday, that Transylvania labor
would be given preference In all work
to be done on the construction job.
Mr. Carter said that hie superinten
dent would be at the plant site Monday
to receive applications for work from
Transylvanlla county workmen, and
that the workers would be placed as
soon as there were Jobs available.
Leaders here who have been Inform
ed through The Tlmeo office of the atti
tude the South Carolina contractor Is
taking are very highly pleased.
Plans call for 18 buildings for use
of the Ecusta Paper Corporation, and
completion of the Job Is expected early
In 1689, at which time the plant will bo
put Into operation.
The Ecusta Corporation will manu
facture fine cigarette papers, and of
ficial statement has been made by
Harry H. Strauss, president of the cor
poration that the plant will be of the
moet modern type to be found any
where. Official statement has also
been made that 300 to 400 local people
will be given employment In the plant
'when It Is placed In operation.
Honored at Dem. Meet
RALEIGH, May 26—Five Transyl
vania Democrats were honored at the
state meeting with state and district
appointments In the party.
W. E. Breeeo was named chairman
of the credentials committee; Mrs Jos.
S. Silvereteen. member ot the state
executive _commlttee; T. J. Wilson,
member of the congress'onal commit
tee for the eleventh district; Jesbe A.
Galloway, member of the judicial
executive committee: Frank Patton,
member of tho senatorial executive
Harmony was supreme at the con
vention, with Congressman l.lndsay Cl.
Warren as keynoter, leading th" move
ment whlon endorsed the national and
Al Lyday Hospital
Patients reported at Lyday Memorial
hospital on Wednesday were: Miss
Bill Aiken, L. M. Aiken. M'.ss Beulah
Aiken, Billy Reagan, Charles Lyday,
Julia Ann Vernon, Mary McCall, Beu
lah Mne Merrill, Cessle Owens, J. A.
Owens, Hazel Owens.
Fishing Permits Fpr
Forest Are Available
Davidson River and Its tributaries
will be opened by the Plsgah National
game preserve officials to the public
on June 3, 4, and 5, It Is announced by
John Squires, ranger In charge.
Entrance to the forest streams will
be by permit, and those who make ap
plication first will be the ones allowed
to fish. Check-up Wednesday of this
week showed that the quota for the
first day, Friday, June 3, had already
been filled. Those desiring to fish on
Saturday and Sunday are reminded to
make application at the Plsgah Ranger
station at once.
Seventy-one fishermen entered the
North Fork French Broad area on
May 20. 21 22, and caught 265 legal
size fish. Approximately 1,500 rain
bow trout averaging about 7 1-2 Inches
were reported hooked, and released by
the fishermen. Three of the anglers
caught their 10-llmlt; 10 caught no
fish at all; average catch per man was
3.73 fish weighing 58.41 pounds.
It Is believed by the forest service
that the Davidson River area will be
better fishing territory than the North
Fork section, as the fish released from
the rearing pools In Davidson River
were larger than those of North Fork.
Best report so far this year reported
by the forest service was from Sher
wood Forest, where 254 anglers caught
an average of 7.48 legal size fish.
McCrary Realty Move*
To We*t Main Street
Judson McCrary has moved his of
fices from the Tinsley Building to the
lower Clayton building on West Main
street, and advertises that he is on the
“ground floor with real estate and In
The new offices have been fitted up
with new floqr, paper, paint, and fix
tures, and are very nice.
Feaster Heuae Leased
Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Feaster have
moved Into their recently completed
new home on Best Main street, and
have rented their large home to Mra
Hattie Tj. Cochran of Hollywood, Fla.,
who will conduct a boarding house
The contact with Mrs. Cochran was
made through the Cham Dor or
BALSAM GROVE CCC
BUILDS NEW CAMP
John’* Rock Site I« Modern
Army Set Up
Balsam Grove CCC has been moved
to the former P-1 location at Johns
Rock, with Captain George 8. O’Bear
as commanding officer. Pinal transfer
of the camp properties from Bent
Creek and Balsam Grove were made
The new camp will be a model camp
of the latest type, and Is being built
along the meet approved lines of the
U. S. Army regulations. Assisting
Commander O’Bear Is G. B. Maneval
an project superintendent.
The camp was moved In order that
the enrollees would be. nearer the cen
ter of work activities lr. Plsgah Na
tional Forest, and fifty boys are also
stationed at the former Sunburst camp
site In Haywood county, to take care
of work In that Immediate area.
Tt Is expected that the enrollment of
the John’s Rock outfit will be raised!
to 200 In June, and that the side camp
at Sunburst will remain at Its present
strength of BO.
The two camps work with John
Squires, ranger for Plsgah National
forest, in hulldlng fire trails, roc.dn,
reforestation, game and fish manage
ment and propagation, and recreational
Federal Savings and
Loan Business Open
Certificate of Insurance from the fed
eral government has been received by
the Brevard Federal Savings and Loan
association, and announcement Is be
ing- made In The Times this week to
the effect that the firm is officially
open for business.
The new concern Is already receiving
applications for loans for building and
remodeling of homes and buildings, and
Jerry Jerome, secretary, said Wodnes
Jay ‘hat the Investment department
was receiving r'-'aKfvIne support.
108 Graduates Will Receive
Diplomas At Brevard College
| The largest graduating class In ‘.he
history of Brevard College will com
plete the two-year course at the Junior
college during the June commencement
exercises, which hegln Sunday morn
ing with the baccalaureate sermon at
the Brevard Methodist church at 11
o'clock. There are 108 members of
Dr. C. C. Weaver, pastor of the First
Methodist church, Charlotte, will de
liver the sermon on this occasion. Dr.
Weaver was at one time president of
Emory and Henry college in Virginia,
and formerly held pastorates at Cen
tenary Methodist church, Winston
Salem. and Central Methodist church,
Asheville. He Is one of North Caro
lina’s outstanding ministers.
On Sunday evening at 7 o’clock at
the college a cqncert will be given by
the college choir.
Further exercises of the week will
be the oratorical contests for young
women and young men, which will be
held in the college auditorium Monday
evening at 8 o'clock. The Josephine
Doub memorial medal for young wo
men, given annually by Mrs. E. J. Col
trane In memory of her mother, Mrs.
Josephine Bryan Doub, will he award
ed to the young woman for the best
original oration. The Moser modal
given annually by the Rev. Claude H.
Moser and Dr. Everett S. Moser, of
Gastonia, In memory of their father,
the Rev. J. F. Moser, will be awarded
to the young man winner for the best
The annual alumni banquet for the
alumni of Rutherford College. Weaver
College, Brevard Institute and Bre
vard College, will l>e held Tuesday
evening at 7 o'clock In the West hall
dining room. This event Is for all
graduates of the above mentioned in
stitutions. The banquet tosstmaster
will be the Rev. C. M. Pickens, of
Thomasville, president of the alumni
association and chairman of ihe college
board of trustees.
The graduating exercises will be held
Wednesday morning, June 1, at 11
o'clock in the college auditorium. The
commencement address will be deliver
ed by Dr: W. K. Greene, dean of the
undergraduate school of Duke Univer
sity. At the conclusion of the address,
diplomas will be presented to the 108
graduates by President E. J. Coltrane.
Other awards and medals will be pre
sented at this time.
Members of the graduating class liv
ing in Brevard and Transylvania coun
ty Include: Dorothy Dean, Inez Ly
day, Betty McLeod, Anna Elizabeth
Melxell. Doris Thorne, Elizabeth Price,
Emma Rue Gray, Nell Faye Scruggs.
Henry Miller, Russell Ramsey, Lucian
Deavor, Dorothy Talley, Kenneth Sen
tell, Boyd Meixwell.
AH of- the exercises are open to the
public with the exception of the alumni
There is a world of
value to be gleaned each
week in The Times classi
fied column, and the thrif
ty reader will note the
special notices carried
For instance, there is a
horse for sale, a cow
wanted, an apartment for
rent, plants for sale, or
something wanted by
someone who will take
just the article you have
but which you no longer
hare need of.
Altogether the Classi
fied Column should be
one of the very interest
ing departments of the
paper to the reader.
Presbyterians Going To
Davidson River Church
All services for the Presbyterian
church Sunday morning will be held
it Davidson River Instead of Brevard,
it Is announced by the Rev. C. hi.
Jones, paetor, who will preach at the
Davidson River church at 11 o’clock.
The Brevard church Is undergoing
repal.-s and remodeling, and there win
be no services of any type at the Bre
vard church Sunday morning. It !s
planned now to have the work com
pleted at the church wlthlr. the coming
week, and services resumed in Brevard
on June 6.
Much Interest Shown
Hospital Day Tuesday
Annual Hospital Day observance at
Lyday Memorial hospital Tuesday af
ternoon proved a successful event In
pi-ary respect, aB attested by the large
r.umbei ot visitors attending during
the reception hou.s and by the gen
erous donations to the hospital. The
event Is sponsored each year by *he
Women's Civic club.
The registration book showed that
around ?00 visitors attended during
the opening hours from 4 to 6 o'clock.
Many mothers were present with their
babies and young children who were
born In the hospital. The beautiful
array of gifts on display included a
parted assortment of useful and neces
sary articles for the hospital. The
floral decorations, attractively arrang
ed, added to the enjoyment of the oc
Mrs. Thorvald Berg, general chair
man, has requested, in behalf of the
civic club, that public thanks be extend
ed to the large number of interested
persons In the community who co
operated so splendidly in the success of
In the receiving line were Mrs.
Oliver Orr, president of the civic club,
Mrs. Berg, general chairman of the
event, Mrs. J. S. Sllversteen, chairman
of the reception committee, and other
officials of the club.
Other members of the club assist
ing on the various committees were:
Mrs. E. R. Pendleton, Mrs. O. L. Er
win, Mrc. Ralph Zachary, Mrs. Prank
Jenkins, Mrs. David Ward, Mrs. J. B.
Jones, Mrs. A. B. Galloway Mrs. John
Maxwell, Mrs. T. H. Shipman, Mrs.
Coleman Galloway, Mrs. Beulah Zach
ary, Mrs. D. L. English. Mrs. J. C.
Wike, Mrs. John Smith, Mrs. A. R.
Gillespie. Mrs. T. H. Hampton. Jr.. Mrs.
Constance Pendleton Banks, Mrs.
Harry Sellers and several daughters of
the members who assisted In serving.
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Federal and Local Of
ficers Arrest 11,
Asheville Police Officer Is
Suspended Following His
Rum running and the whis
key business in general took a
back seat here during the past
week, when more than 250 gal
lons of whiskey were destroy
ed, 11 people arrested, and one
8. p. Hall, Jr., member of the Ashe
ville police force, was bound to federal
court here Sunday, morning under five
hundred dollar bond on ft charge of
transporting moonshine whiskey.
Policeman Hall and two women com
panions, also of Asheville, were arrest
ed near Lako Toxaway In Transyl
vania county Sunday morning about
five o’clock by R. S. Bolt and Robert
A. Wade, federal Investigators of Ashe
ville. and given preliminary hearing
before United States Commissioner Al
fred E. Hampton, In Brevard.
Officers captured one car after a
short chase, and another car, thought
to have been In the same party, was
captured just outside the Brevard city
limits after a hair raising race down
the Toxaway mountain, through Ros
man, and around many of the city
streets of Brevard. The car finally
wrecked on U. S. highway 64, one mile
south of Brevard, and the two occu
pants made their getaway in the early
morning dawn. The car turned turtle
down a slight embankment, but was
driven to Asheville under its own pow
The women gave their names as Mrs.
Vlrgle Hensley Justice, of Woodfln,
near Asheville, and Mrs. Majlon Cole,
of Asheville. The latter Is also listed
on the boks of Commissioner Hampton
in Brevard as Mrs. Grace Cole, of Ashe
The latter woman signed a bond for
Policeman Hall on November 29. 1987,
after he had been arrested for tres
passing on Plsgah National Forest.
Forest rangers said that he had a high
powered rifle at the time he was ar
rested, and that the rifle was the same
gun he had with him when they ar
rested him on September 16, 1937, also
on a charge of trespassing. Both
cases were dismissed against the of
ficer when they came up for hearing in
federal court, Plsgah Forest officials
Each of the two captured cars had
over 100 gallons of contraband whis
key, which was poured Into the sewer
at the McCrary Auto place here Sun
Hall made no statement before Com
missioner Hampton, and waived exam
ination to federal court. Mrs. Cole
said that Policeman Hall picked ner
ind Mrs. Justice up near Asheville and
ihat she and the other woman left the
oar at Highlands.
Mrs. Justice said that the two wo
men left Asheville on a bus Saturday
xfternoon and went to Highlands, visit
ed with "some of my people who live
there" and that Hal! picked them up
on the highway north of Highlands
sarly Sunday morning, as they were
thumbing a ride.
The car in which Policeman Hall and
the women were riding when they
were arrested wfis a new Ford coach,
license number 312148. The liicense
was Issued to Glenn Smith of North
The car that was wrecked near Bre
vard was also a Ford with license
number 461774, which license was Is
sued at Brevard by the Carolina Motor
club agency to H. R. Penly, of Cand
ler, R-2. Both cars were equipped with
heavy-duty springs for carrying over
T. E. Patton, of Charlotte, in charge
of the state alcohol unit, came here
from Asheville Sunday morning, and
ordered confiscation of the two captur
While federal officers were seeking
the capture of the two escaped men
from the overturned car, Sheriff
George Shuford, deputies Buck McCall
and C. L. Osborne, captured a car at
the South Carolina line on the Green
ville highway, laden with seven gal
lons of whiskey. This car was occu
pied by Hubert Clayton, Jay Owen,
Russell Matson, umie rvorns ana airs.
Rosa Lee Shadrack, all of this county.
They were placed in jail.
Clayton claimed that the whiskey
was his, and that It had been purchas
ed near Blythe Shoals, and he was
bound to July term Superior court by
Magistrate FreT Shufovd under $200
bond. The other occupants of tho car
were released in this case on their own
bond. Clayton and Omie Norris have
given local officers considerable trouble
In the past.
Monday afternoon Sheriff Shuford
and his deputies raided a still site on
the headwaters of Shoal Creek, near
the Transylvania Pickens line, and
after a search of several hours, found
a copper cap, copper worm, and sev
eral empty home-made barrels.
Four hundred gallons of beer were
destroyed by the officers but the opera
tors had moved the still and it was
not found. The officers said that
water was piped around the edge of
the hill several hundred yards from a
spring, and that permanent disposal
system had been Installed to carry off
the slop from the still.
Wednesday at 12:80, noon, federal
officers captured a car laden with 10
gallons of white liquor on the Boylston
road, and arrested three people. The
car was too old and dilapidated the of
ficers said, to confiscate.
The capture was made near Lamb’s
Creek on 280. Parties arrested and
sent to Asheville jail were Robert L.
Webb, Carl R. Wilson, and Mark C.
Hopson, all of Asheville.
PINK BEDS OPEN TO
PUBLIC JUNE 28-29
Purple Rhododendron Also In
Bloom—Best Routes Are
Described For Use
In order to permit the public to en
joy the beauty of the Pink Beds, which
are now In bloom, the U. S. Forest Ser
vice will open all gates on the roads
through this area on Saturday and Sun
day, May 28 and 29.
One of the most unusual areas In
Western North Carolina is that plateau
located In the center of the Plsgah
National Game Preserve known as the
Pink Beds. This area, although at a
fairly high altitude, 2,590 feet above
sea level, Is so flat as to be quite
ewompy in places. Even the tree
growth has been stunted In these
swampy areas due to the lack of
drainage. Rome of the swamps hate
no tree growth of any sort and resem
ble Adirondack bogs.
Jos. M. Orr of Pisgah Forest, one of
the earlier settlers of this region, says
that In years past this area of 8,000
acres was almost barren of tree growth
and the ground was covered with
acres and acres of the flowers, wild
pink, hence Its. name. As forest fires
were kept out of the Pink Be^n under
the ownership of George Vanderbilt
and by the U. S. Forert Service, trees,
laurel and rhododendron came In, grad
ually crowding out the wild pinks.
However, the laurel beds, which are
now In bloom, cover the area with such
colorful abundance that people bellev*
that the Pink Beds derived their name
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Enjoyed Stay Here
Recreational leaders of the state end
ed their sessions at Camp Sapphire last
Saturday, after a week’s Intensive
study conducted by officials from the
state, area, and national groups.
The fony people were housed In the
cabins, and took their meals In the
dining hall of the camp. Study courses
were held each day, with entertain
ing features in the evening.
State Director Say*
Brevard Building Is
North Carolina Model
C. E. McTntorih, director of the state
National Youth Administration, told an
audience at the Brevard MY A hut
Thursday evening that Transylvania
eountj’s youth program was the lead
ing one In the state.
The state director spoke for a few
minutes at the variety party which was
given by the NYA and Woodmen of
Brevard and Rosman for benefit of
the recreation hall which is being built
at Rosman by the Woodmen and NYA
"This building In which we are en
joying this entertainment Is the best
of Its kind that has been built in the
state by the NYA.” the state director
said, "and Is also a model from which
many other sections are building like
Flave Holden and Miss Willie Kate
Waters, leaders In the NYA move
ment here, were praised by Mr. Mc
Intosh for the fine leadership which
they have shown, and the community
was also thanked by the director for
the cooperation It has shown the move
The NYA training Is to train young
men and young women to make use of
their time more profitably, Mr. Mc
Intosh pointed out, and to learn voca
tions that will prove beneficial to thrni
In later years.
At the party, a number of games
were played, and prizes awarded. Mrs.
LeRoy McCall was given the grand
prize of the evening, a serving tray
made hy NYA youths In their work
shop. During the "cake-walk” Fred
Miller and C. M. Douglas, and Miss
Josephine Clayton each were given
home made cakes.
Music by the Woodchoppers band
was furnished during the evening and
several numbers by a class of colored
singers under Clevo Hall's directing.
A square danco ended the evening’s
The new hut Is an ideal place for
entertainments, and plans are to soon
have the Rosman building ready for
Annual Fawn Hunt In
Plsgah Forest Starts
Annual fawn hunt In Plsgah Forest
will be started June 1st, and permits
to hunt fawn may be secured from
the Ranger station at Plsgah Forest
The forest service pays $4 each for
! fawns, and some local people have
been known to find several In one day.
The service reserves the right to re
fuse permits to any persons whom they
do not wish In the forest for any rea
son, and also to restrict the number of
The fawns are taken to the fawn
plant at the Pink Beds, where they
are eared for until grown and then
shipped to other forests for stocking
The fawn plant la being remodeled
this year by the forest service and will
be able to care for a large number of
deer_tjils summer. The fawn plant Is
one of the show places of this section,
and Is annually visited by hundreds
of tourists. Newspapers and mag
azines, as wen as news reels by some
of the leading movie-producers have
featured the fawn farm la the past