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VOL 48: no' 24 ' " BREVARD. WORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 1»38. W-00 PER YEAR IN TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY
GIRL SCOUT CAMP
OPENS 8-WEEK TERM
Full Enrollment Booked For
Camp Cateechee, a summer camp
for Girl Scouts, opened near Brevard,
Saturday. June tl, and will continue In
session for eight weeks. The camp
term will be divided Into four 2-week
Miss Dorothy Donnell, of Charlotte,
Is director of the camp, and Miss Hel
en R. Maxwell, executive secretary or
the Greenville G'rl Scouts, >s assist
ant to Miss Donnell.
The enrollment of the camp will In
clude Girl Scouts from Asheville. < har
lotte and Greenville, S. C. A cspt.ble
staff of trained leaders and counselors
are assisting In the various camp ac
tivities, which Include training In Girl
Scout operations, nature study fo.k
dancing, archery, tennis, crafts and
various aquatic sports afforded by the
For the first period June 11-25. six
Greenville scouts, nine from Asheville.
2S from Charlotte, and 12 from other
cities are registered. The .’.amp Is now
filled for the entire eight weeks ses
sion. It is said.
Among the ramp staff are: Miss
Lucy Wade of Manchester. Gn.. crafts;
Miss Celia Abernathy, assistant crafts
teacher: Miss Cenu McOurry. of Green
ville, waterfront director: M ss Jean
ette Floyd, nature counselor. Miss
Frances Keating, of Tampa. Fla., lead
er of Pioneer unit; Miss Ruth Harris,
of Brunswick. Ga.. assistant; Mrs. O.
O. Murphy, dietitian: Miss Lillian
Beam, camp nurse; Miss Martha Whit
lock, Greenville, assistant waterfront
counselor and tennis Instmotor: Miss
•Jean Cochran, Miss Elizabeth Warden
M:\rd Miss Frances Keating, unit lead
^ers. assisted by Misses Dorothy Bart
lett. Rosemary Pipkin. Julia Telford and
Ruth Harris; Miss Ann Mauldin. Char
lotte, Miss Eleanor Brown. Asheville,
Miss Frances Dunbar. Charlotte, and
Miss Ann Durham. Greenville, food
Cateechee is filled to the capacity of
60 campers for the entire season, with
approximately fifteen girls on the wait
ing list. The present group of fifty
campers includes girls from Jackson
ville, Waynesvllle. Davidson. Green
wood. Tryon, Roanoke Rapids. Long
Creek. HayesviUe. as well as girls from
Charlotte, Asheville, and Greenville.
Camp Cateechee is located on the
former Camp Perry Ann site owned by
Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Wilson.
Soda Shop To Open
Announcement Is made of the open
ing next Monday of the Carolina Soda
Shop on West Main street.
The new sandwich and drink place Is
located next door to the McCrary
Realty office, directly opposite the
Clemson Theatre. Chartes Rest will
be In charge.
Funeral Services for
Mrs. Crary Held Here
W Funeral services were held here Mon
' day afternoon for Mrs. W. 0. Crary,
of Charlotte, who died late Saturday
afternoon from effects of a gunshot
wound which the former popular Rre
vard girl Inflicted herself.
The rites were held from the home
of the unfortunate girl’s mother. Mrs.
W H. Harris on West Main street,
with the Rev. J. H. Brendall, pastor of
Brevard Methodist church and the Rev.
C. M- Jones, pastor of the Presbyterian
church in charge. Interment was made
In Oak Grove cemetery, where hanks
of flowers encircled the grave. Friends
from many sections were In attend
ance at the service.
Mrs. Crary had been In 111 health for
a number of months, and this Is
thought to have been the reason for
her irrational act. There was no one
In the house at the time of her death.
Surviving are the husband, and one
daughter. Mary Harris Crary, and the
mother, Mrs. W. H. Harris. Funeral
arrangements were by Moore and Tran
Ball Game Saturday
Balfour will play the Pisgah Mills
team here Saturday afternoon, the
game to be played on the high schoo
field, and will start at 3:80.
Red Cross Camp Enrollees
Surpass 1937 High Mark
Fifteenth annua! session of the Na
tional Aquatic school of the American
Red Cross opened at Camp Carolina
Sunday with an attendance of 283, to
break by a few the record of last year,
which was the highest, ever to be re
corded In a school of Its kind.
Director Ramone S. Eaton said Wed
nesday thut he had been forced to turn
down ft number of applications thlE
year,, and that he believed the enroll
ment could have easily passed 300 If
facilities had been available.
A faculty composed of leaders In
first aid. safety, and water front ac
tivities from many sections of Eastern
America ad'e teaching the various
phases of class work. The sessions
will continue through Wednesday of
Included on the faculty !ist are such
notable figures as Marshall Wayne of
Miami, Olympic diving champion, who
has just completed a tour of the
country; William Merrlam. University
of Pennsylvania swmlming coach; A1
Gordon of Ft. Lauderdale, who has
turned out such stars as Katherine
Rands; Charles Russell of Ft. Myers,
who has just completed a marine life
"sportllghi" for Grantland Klee; and
others whe are leaders In various
Miss Evelyn Rawls c.f Ft. Lauder
dale Is taking first year course at the
school. Her sister. Katherine, was a
student here for several years under A!
Gordon, her instructor
Director. Eaton said Wednesday that
It would be impossible to stage public
water pageant this year, due to Lhe
lack of room at thq lake front to prop
erly accommodate the large numoer
that has been Increasing from year to
year. Mr. Eatcm said that safety lia
bility was too great unless the pageant
could be staged In daylight, which
would ruin Its effectiveness.
From three to five thousand people
have been In attendance at the tw*>
previous pageants given by the Red
Cross, and accommodations are on'y
available for around two thousand.
Franklin Hotel Open
For Summer Season
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The Franklin Hotel. Brevard's lead
Ing summer hostelry, has opened for
the season, with a number of guests
already registered for the summer.
Misses Annie and Rose Shipman are
again managers of the hotel, and state
that prospects for a good year are fine.
The Franklin has been operating for
nearly twenty years, and has always
been center of summer activities here.
TO DECIDE CHAMP
! German Boxer Will Try Col
ored Title Holder at
All radios will be tuned In on tho j
Loui*-Schmellng fight Wednesday j
night of next week, June 22, when the
big blond German again goes in to take
a decision from the young negro title
holder of the world championship.
Two years ago in Brevard, outdoor
broadcasts were held and crowds went
wild as Schmellng pounded the negro
into defeat, and while betting odds in
the North are 8 to 5 against the Ger
man, local fight fans are pointing out
that Schmellng has a big psychological
advantage over his opponent, and that
he will go into the ring already ahead.
The bout is slated to start at 9
o’clock, and will be broadcast over the
blue and red networks of the National
Broadcasting company direct from
Yankee Stadium In New York City.
WFBC. Greenville, WWNC, Ashe
ville, and WBT, Charlotte, will all carry
the fight program, which _ should be
received well In this section from one
of the three stations.
Champion Louis is now in training
at Pompton Lakes, New Jersey, and
Schmellng is taking his workouts at
Speculator, New York. Sports editors
over the country are speculative as to
the outcome of the fight.
In Improved Edifice
Services were held Sunday morning
in the newly repaired and Improved
Rrevard-Davldson River Presbyterian
church, that is now one of the beauty
spots of the community.
New paint Inside and out, a new
roof, Improved lighting, more seating
capacity, and altogether a decided Im
provement to the church and the com
munity. The Rev. C. M. Jones Is pas
tor of the church, and appropriately
selected as his sermon text for the
first service In the near-new edifice,
"Why the Church.''__
Liquor Election Not Likely
* Be Called In Transylvania
Question of whether there will be
an election on liquor stores In Tran
sylvania county In the near future may
be definitely answered "NO." It has
been found by a check-up by The
The question was brought to the
forefront last week when announce
ment was made from Haywood coun
ty that petitions were being circulated
there for an ABC store election.
August 6 has been set as date for an
Aectlon on the question In Catawba
bounty, which will be the most western
county to vote on the county option
plan since the 1937 legislature set up
It Is generally conceded that Tran
sylvania county would vote overwhelm
ingly at this time, should an election
be called for. Petitions requesting an
election would have to be bona fide, and
„£ry full number of required eligible
voters, inasmuch as the county com
mlssloners have specifically stated that
they are not in favor of an ABC elec
tion, and their consent Is necessary be
fore an election may be called.
However, If sufficient number of
qualified voters request the election,
there Is no alternative, and the board
of elections, and board of commission
ers would be forced to call the election.
Requirements are 15 percent of those
voting In the last general election.
About one year ago several petitions
were left In public places calling for
an election, but there seemed to be no
one who would carry the petitions to
the voters, and the matter died down
within a week, with only a handful
of names on the petitions which were
never presented. The Times was un
able to find sponsors of the movement
at that time.
Sentiment In favor of ABC stores has
Increased some duflng the past year,
It Is believed, but not sufficient to
carry an election.
ThreoAct Flay at
Little Theatre On
Tuesday, June 21st
"Th" Importance of Being Earnest."
a three-act play, will be presented at
the Brevard Little Theatre Tuesday
evening at 8:30 o'clock, In a public per
The cast of characters Includes:
James Rogers, as John Worthing;
James Walden, as Algernon Moncrleff;
Bill Middleton, as Rev. Canon Chas
uble; Edward Watson, as Lane: Wil
son Middleton, as Merrlman; Beulah
Zachary, as Lady Bracknell; Emma
Lou Loft is, as Hon. Gwendoline Fair
fax; Doris Thorne, as Cecily Cardew;
Jane Yongue, as Miss Prism. The play
is directed by Leon English, Jr.
The regular meeting of the Little
Theatre will bo held Friday evening
of this week at 8 o'clock.
Trail Improvement To
Be Stressed By CCC
John Rock CCC camp’s strength will
be Increased to 250 enrollees effective
July first, according to statement
from the Plsgah Forest ranger officer,
land enrollees will be used in forestry
Trail maintenance work will be
stressed this summer, Ranger Squires
said, with horseback riding tij-ils to
be constructed in the Billy Moore covs
section of the Bent Creek area; the
Shut-In trail, and the Cagle Mountain
trail will also be developed.
The side camp which has been in
operation at Sunburst will be discon
tinued. and the men brought to the
John Rock model camp. Work which
has been started near Sunburst will
be continued with ERA workers, Mr.
Improvements are steadily going for
ward in the uptown section of Bre
vard, new fronts, new signs, new paint,
and other repairs.
Outstanding is Macfle's new front in
black glass—something new for this
community; Galloway’s on-off sign as
the most ‘‘city-fled;’’ A & P has new
red all over its front; Duke power has
used green effectively, especially on
the front door; bowling alleys neat
arrangement; Joe Tinsley service sta
tion with its new paint and nifty fence;
renovation of the Waltermlre Hptel
corner; and other work.
Mrs. Dermid Improving
After Serious Accident
Mrs. J. O. Dermid, who suffered ser
ious injuries in an automobile accident
in Hendersonville Friday afternoon,
was reported Wednesday afternoon to
be considerably improved at Patton
Memorial hospital In Hendersonville,
where she has been confined since the
wreck. Hope is now entertained for
her recovery, it was stated at the hos
pital, though for several days her life
was despaired of.
Mrs. Dermid was returning to Bre
vard from Kingsport, Tenn„ with her
daughter, Mrs. Pete Mallory, J. C.
Mallory and Mary and Robert Dermid,
when the automobile In which they
were riding collided with another car
at the Intersection of Sixth avenue,
West, and Fleming street, In Hender
sonville. Fred Richardson, of Louis
iana, was driving the other machine, It
was said. Mrs. Dermid was the only
occupant seriously Injured, suffering a
fractured pelvis and rib and severe
Three Days Fishing
Set In Mills River
North Mills River in Pisgah Na
tional Forest will be open to fisher
men on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
of this week, with permits still avail
able for Saturday and Sunday.
Permits may be secured at the Pls
gah Forest ranger station, or on the
streams, it has been announced.
Vie have honored Mother’s Day, paid our respects to
the June brides, congratulated the June graduates, and
now howr about handing a big bouquet of spring flowers
to the husband of the mother and the father of the June
bride and graduate? A tribute to the fellow who pays
the grocer, the baker, the land lord, the doctor and so on.
Our hat is off to that fellow you go to for help—and get
it. To the chap who did a bit of prancing when you were
first making your entrance into this home and county, and
who has been kept busy prancing ever since seeing to
shoes and soap, food and fancies—FATHER.
There will be no second primary
In the county, according to state
ment made by R. P. Kilpatrick, sec
ond high man in the tax collector’s
Mr. Kilpatrick, who received 756
votes in the June 4th primary
against 915 by Edwin Morgan, who
led the four-man ticket, stated to
The Times that he was withdraw
ing his call for the second ballot
ing, after duly considering the extra
expense that would have to be In
curred by the county In holding
the election, and the work and ex
pense to which he and his oppon
ent would be put.
. "I believe for the purpose of
party harmony, and best Interests
of all concerned that a second pri
mary would not be best," Mr. Kil
patrick said, "although numerous
leaders and friends have requested
me to go Into the second primary.
"I appreciate the support that
was given me In the primary, and
I also fully appreciate the Interest
my many friends have shown in
me In urging me to call for a sec
ond primary, but I feel that It Is
not for the best of all concerned,”
Mr. Kilpatrick said.
Fred Miller, who was second
high to Spalding McIntosh in the
clerk of court race, did not make
a call for second voting.
Red Cross Executives
Will Meet In Brevard
For Three-Day Session
North and South Carolina Red Cross
representatives and executives will hold
their annual conference in Brevard on
Friday, Saturday and Sunday of this
week, with headquarters at the Frank
Reservations had been made at the
Franklin for 30 representatives and
executives, with Carl Hunt, assistant
manager of the eastern area, In charge
of the sessions.
The conference was brought here
through the Invitation of Ramone S.
Eaton, director of the National Aquatic
School. While In the community, the
visitors will attend one or more ses
sions of the aquatic school which Is
sponsored by the American Red Cross.
Gordon and McMillan
At Kiwanis Thursday
AJ Gordon and Jimmy McMillan,
Sunshine State members of the Na
tional Aquatic School will have charge
of the program at the Thursday meet
ing of Brevard Kiwanis club to be held
at the England Home.
These two popular members of the
faculty of the Red Cross school have
been coming t& Brevard for years, and
have hundreds of friends In the com
Born to Mr. and Mrs. J. Ashe Macfle a
son, Jeffries Ashe, Jr., on Friday, June
10 at Lyday Memorial hospital.
Smilin' Charlie Says
allows that thl
definition- of ,t
"disc ration leave*
Special Service At
Church Sunday Eve
Brevard and Dade County Council
Boy Scouts will be guests of honor at
the Sunday evening service at Brevard
The local Scout troop will be host
to the Dade Council outfit which Is
spending the month of June at Camp
Connestee Cove. Special feature of
the evening will be a solo by the Rev.
C. M. Jones,, pastor of "Brevard Presby
terian church, with the sermon by the
pastor. Rev. J. H. Brendall.
It is expected tlvit better than 75
scouts will be in attendance at the ser
vice, and a general invitation is also
extended to the public to attend.
FUD DLING CONTEST AT
ROSMAN JUNE 24
Fiivt Entertainment Is Pn«n
inti'd—Cash Prizes Will
_ Ep| ,
ROSMAN. June IE—Fiddlers, banjo
plckein, and other string musicians are
■ expected to enter the ' fiddling conven
tion” which will be held here on June
Invitation is extended to all groups,
bands, trios, quartets, or Individuals
to enter the contests, and compete for
the cash prize in each of the «ntries.
The event will be staged 1» tlie high
school auditorium beginning at R
o’clock, and proceeds from the enter
tainment will be used to help defray
expenses of the community recreation
building. The Woodmen of the World
are sponsoring the musical event, and
are also sponsor* for the community
Those who expect to enter the con
tests are requested to write or contact
Mayer A. M. White at Rosman, If pos
sible before the date of the convention.
Any player who will enter and play
two or more numberc will be admitted
free, Mayor White said, and a mini
mum charge of 15 and 25 cents will be
charged for general admission.
Entries may be made for bands,
groups, fiddles, banjos, guitars, ac
cordions, or other Instruments, a* well
as singing and clog dAnclng.
Skating Rink Opens
Skating during the day, and square
dances In the evening are to be fea
tured at the McIntosh recreation hall
on West Main street. Square dances
are_jyinounccd for each Tuesday and
For Thursday Dance
Patrons and patronesses for the
square dance to be held at the NT A
hut Thursday evening of this week
have been announced by Miss Willie
Kate Waters. The dance will begin at
The following will serve In this capac
ity: Mr. and Mrs. Ernest. Tllson, Mr.
and Mrs. Vernon Fullbright, Misses
Rose and Annie Shipman. Music will
be furnished by the Woodchoppers
Florida Paper Gives
Boost to Mountains
"The Land of the Sky,” received a
send-off through courtesy of The Or
lando (Fla.) Sentinel on June 5 that
was worth several hundred dollars to
In a full page feature, attractions of
the Western Carolina were portrayed
In a forceful and appealing manner by
the Orlando newspaper, stressing this
section as the Ideal vacation land.
The feature was prepared by H. A.
Rowley, special representative of The
Sentinel who spent several weeks In
this section. The feature page Is on
display at the Chamber of Commerce.
Rosman Road Open
Traffic has been turned on the Ros
man road between Brevard and Ros
man. and motorists report that the im
provements are very noticeable, with
curves banked, the road widened, and
Pay Your Sub«cription Today
Daughter of Chinese Chief
Sees End of War Near
‘Three or four more months will
probably see the end of the war be
tween China and Japan, and In my
opinion neither side will win, stated
Elizabeth Te-Chen Wang, a young
Chinese woman, student at the Uni
versity of North Carolina, and at pres
ent on the staff at Camp Deerwoode
pre-camp for girls In session hers
Miss Wang, the daughter of Wen
Hsuan Wang, head of military affaire
in China, Is a graduate of Central
University In Nanking, China, where
she lives with her parents. For the
past six months she has been In the
United States, studying for her
master's degree at the University of
North Carolina. After completion of
the work for her degree here next
spring, she Intends to return 1o China
and engage In translation work.
In a position to have nrst nano
knowledge of Internal conditions In her
native country, and also possessing a
capable mind In her own right, Miss
Wang explained further regarding her
belief that the Slno-Japaneee war
would end within a few months. She Is
of the opinion that the conflict will
not cease because either side Is vic
torious, but rather because the Japanese
have come to the end of their physical
and military strength; that neither
side will admit defeat and neither will
"China can never accept the demands
made upon her by Japan to relinquish
her territory to them without fighting
for her rights." Miss Wang said em
phatically. "The Chinese people ere
not babies, as the Japanese seem to re
gard us, willing to give up our lands
and our rights and still keep on smil
ing. We want peace and we .hate war,
but we cannot be trnrqMp. Jvider feet
without at least an attaint s* resist
< ' • 'A'
ance," alie further stated with deep
Prom her inside knowledge of mili
tary affairs, Miss Wang said that It
was a surprise to the Japanese that the
Chinese could display such powers of
resistance and endurance, and possess
ed the ability to hold on in spite of
many handicaps. “They are finding
out that the Chinese people are not
mere children, to be forced Into doing
something against their will.” she said.
In spite of untold suffering and in
estimable loss of life and property
caused by this ruthless Inter-racial
conflict. Miss Wang Is able to see s
brighter side, and good results that
will eventually come out of it all for
her country. She is of the opinion that
China, while admittedly ranked among
the weaker nations heretofore, will
emerge from the war a far stronger
and more unified country. She be
lieves that the lessons her country has
been forced to learn through horrible
experiences of war, and also the fact
that China has proved to herself as
well as to the world her resistance
powers, will all In the end be to the ad
vantage and profit of the Chinoae
Miss Wang, a young woman of sweet
and charming personality, gave the ap
pearance of a young school girl when'
seen In her crisp white aftemoonc
camping outfit and her thick black
hair hanging loose to her shoulders,
but her keen Intellect and pleasing
manner belle her youthful appearance.
At the pre-camp session here at Camp
Deerwoode she Is teaching Chinese
drama and folk dancing.
Miss Wang expressed delight over
her first visit to Amertoa and the
American people, stating that she had
found them so friendly, c&rdlel and
sympathetic with her and her people.