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ECUSTA PLANT WORK
Contractors Now Employing
Around 100 Men—Much
Work at Ecusta Paper Corporations
new plant at IMsgah imprest took on a
more prosperous look the first of this
week, and there are now approximate
ly 100 men employed on construction
Diversion of surface water, placing of
pile driving machinery, and start of
work on the railroad spur were activi
ties going on Wednesday.
Flake Carter Construction company
of Greenville, are contractors, with
Heed A Abee of Asheville; ard Ray
mond Concrete Pile company of Atlan
ta, doing sub-contract work on the
Brick from the Mcland-Drysdale
plant at Etowah, sand from Henderson
county, and lumber from Transylvania
county plants are being used on the
job, with local labor being given pre
ference on all jobs.
Water for drinking purposes Is being
supplied by a deep well on the prop
erty which was put uown by Virgil
McCrary of Penrose. Water for use on
construction Is being taken from David
It Is expected that the large plant
will be completed and ready for opera
tions early In 1939.
Fine cigarette paper will be manu
factured at the new plant of the Ecusta
Corporation, which will be sold to
American cigarette manufacturers.
When In operation the plant will em
ploy between 400 and 500 local people.
* Mrs. C. E. Blythe’s
* Funeral Held Sunday
Mrs. C. E. Blythe, wife of Rev. Carl
Blythe, died at J o’clock Saturday
morning at her home on Henderson
ville route 4.
Funeral services were conducted by ]
the Rev. James Ownsby and Rev. N.
B. Phillips at Pleasant Grove church
Sunday afternoon al 2 o’clock.
Mrs. Blythe Is survived by her hus
band; five children, Coy Blythe, Mrs.
Robert Wilson, Mrs. Tom Couch. Mrs.
James Dalton and Mrs. Aldon Drake;
two grandchildren, Doris Blythe and
Four brothers survive, Jerry, Dudley,
Charles and Walter Orr, and also three
sisters. Mrs. J. P. Fletcher, Mrs. J. T.
Justus and Mrs. D. F. Kilpatrick.
Pallbearers were Nicholas Sentelle,
Dewey Orr, Bill Slattery, Lewis Slat
tery. Lewis Reed, Furman McCarson
and Bill Shultz.
Flower girls were Thelma Kilpat
rick, Zella Mae Orr, Lavanda Morgan,
Sylva Banks, Reba Cantrell, Charlotte
Bly»he, Kathleen Orr. Mae Orr, Helen
Justus, Beulah Justus, Ethel Grey,
New Book* Received
, For Public Reading
' Books recently shelved at the U.D.C.
library, as announced by the librarian,
Miss Annie Jean Gash. Include the fol
Elmer Gantry. Lewis; Janice Mere
dith, Ford; Young May Moon, Osten
so; Magnificent Ambersons, Tarklng
ton: All’s Fair, Landau; Death in the
Dusk, Markham; Katrine. Lane; No
Nice Girl Swears, Moats; Bedford For
rest, Lytle; Their Yesterdays, Wright;
King by Night, Wallace: Porgy, Hey
Other missing volumes, which it
would be greatly appreciated if return
ed to the library, or replaced. Include:
Volume I of James Whitcomb Riley’s
Complete Works (the other nine vol
umes are In good condition); We, Lind
bergh: Flag number of National Geo
graphic Magazine (bound): Land of the
Sky, Christian Reid; History of West
ern North Carolina, Arthur.
Gillespie Family To
Hold Reunion July 10
Annual Gillespie family reunion will
be held at the home of B. A. Gillespie
in the East Pork section on Sunday,
July 10. All family connections are
Invited to attend.
Arrangements are being made to have
string music and singing, short speeches
and a picnic dinner.
Renew your subscription.
* Smilin’ Charlie Sw
says that for tK1
last 52 yeare.eway
time he started sevinf
' far a rainy day th
Many Inquiries Are
Being Received Now
By Commerce Office
Inquiries are coming to the Chamber
of Commerce from many sections of
the country, according to Mrs. Ralph
Prospective tourists are seeking
houses, apartments, and boarding
places for several weeks to several
months, Mrs. 5l3her said, with pros
pects here brighter for a good season
Listings of houses and apartments at
the Chamber of Commerce office art)
far short of the actual need, the sec
retary said, and those who havo places
for rert are requested to contact the
The finance committee reported the
first of this week that people had re
sponded very well to the drive for
membership fees, but that the com
mittee would appreciate prompt pay
ment from other members who have
not yet paid.
Noted Evangelist To
Preach Next Thursday
Evangelist J. Harold Smith of Green
ville. S. C., will preach at a special
service Thursday morning June 30, at
Carrs Hill Baptist church. The ser
vice will be held at to o’clt'Ck, and a
general invitation Is extended to the
public to hear this well known minis
Evangeliet Smith is conducting re
vival services at Hendersonville, where
hundreds are attending dally. A num
ber of Transylvania people have been
visiting the meetings In Hendersonville.
Rates 4th In State
An outstanding record among Bap
tist Sunday schools of the state has
been attained by the intermediate de
partment of the Brevard Baptist Sun
day school in its high standard of ex
cellence, which is said to rank fourth
highest In Baptist Intermediate de
partments of North Carolina.
The goal has been reached through
untiring and loyal effort on the j>art
of the superintendent and official staff
of the department, as well as through
cooperative effort of the boys and girls
attending from Sunday to Sunday.
Around SB boys and girls from 13
to 16 years of age comprise the inter
mediate enrollment, with 12 members
of the official staff.
Mrs. A. J. Beddlngfield Is superin
tendent of the Intermediate depart
ment, assisted by J. L. Tinsley and
Ralph Brown as secretaries, Mrs. Mel
vin Gillespie, pianist, and the follow
ing teachers: Mrs. A. B. Galloway,
Miss Edna McCrary. Miss Emma Sue
Gray, Mrs. T. P. Ward, Mrs. N. A.
Miller, Charles Allen. Mrs. Knox De
Long and Randal J. Lyday.
Well Baby Clinic
Well baby clinic will be held by the
Transylvania Health Unit In Brevard
on Friday afternoon of this week at
2 o’clock, in the Wesleyan Methodist
church near the depot.
Clinic for colored babies will be held
Wednesday afternoon of next week,
June 29, at Bethel B. Church.
SOIL PAYMENTS FOR
County Agent Publishes Rules
For Compliance That Will
Net Farmers $14,000
(J. .1. (Cozener, County Agent)
Transylvania county has a possibility
of earning $14,000 through the soil con
servation program. To earn this
amount there will have to be 9,100 soil
building units done In 1938. The pos
sibilities for the different sections of
the county and the number of soils
building units required to earn the
amount are as follows:
Amt. units tteq.
Boyd Township . 2100 1300
Brevard-Dunns R. .. 4000 2700
Catheys Creek . 2200 2100
Gloucester . 2700 1800
Little River . 2000 1200
Each of the practices listed below
will count one unit toward meeting the
number of soil building units needed:
Each acre of lespedeza, approved red
clover, grass and legume mixtures, or
chard grass or blue grass, seedel in
Each acre of depleted pasture seeded
with ten pounds of seed.
Each ton of ground limestone applied
at a rate of not less than 1,000 pounds
Each 800 pounds of 16 percent super
phosphate applied to permanent pas
tures or to certain legumes grown
Each 600 pounds of 16 percent super
phosphate applied to lespedeza, clover,
or grass and legume mixtures seeded
or grown with depleting crops.
Each acre of green manure crop
plowed or disked under.
Each acre crimson clover or vetch
seeded in 1938.
Each two acres of com In which soy
beans or cowpeas are interplanted or
broadcast, with good growth left on
land or turned while green.
We have worked out the estimated
amount of soil conservation payments
and the number of soil building units
needed to earn the amount for 900
farms. I should like to urge and In
sist on all the farmers, who have not
already gotten this Information, to
please drop by the county agent's of
fice and get It. These units measure
your soil building progress.
ON PEG ABROAD LET
Work c*i Lower Link of 284
Be Scenic Route
Contract was let Tuesday by the
State Highway commission for surfac
ing 9.74 miles of highway 284, begin
ning at Wagon Road gap and ending at
Looking Glass bridge.
Contract was also let Tuesday for
surfacing 1.65 miles near Cruso in Hay
wood county. The Transylvania con
tract was awarded to R. B. Tyler and
company of Louisville, Ky., amounting
It Is expected that surfacing work
will be started early In the fall. Final
construction and finishing of shoulders
will probably be completed by Septem
ber 1st on the upper two stretches of
the road. The work Is being done by
C. A. Ragland construction company,
and surface treatment will follow Im
mediately upon completion of their
Chandler Brothers ere expected to
have the lewer link of 284 completed
by October 1st of this year, and sur
face treatment will probably be start
ed early next spring.
About 25 men are now employed on
the upper part of the highway, and
fifty on the lower link. With contin
ued progress that Is being made by
Chandler Brothers on the lower link
of the road, from Looking Glass bridge
to the Boylston highway, traffic will
be able to safely use the road within
thirty days, It Is estimated.
The contractors and engineering de
partment are co-operating In keeping
traffic moving through the lower
stretch now, but It Is advisable to de
tour during wet weather, as part of the
old roadbed Is being used for the new
When completed, the new highway
will be one of the most scenic routes In
Western North Carolina, traversing
Plsgah National Forest and tying In
with the proposed new skyline route at
Wagon Road Gap.
Pre-Publication Pull I
Of Times Want Ads |
Best service rendered this week
by The Times Want Ad column
was the finding of a canoe before
the paper was published.
Mrs. Ernest Patton of the Hun
ter Farm reported Monday morning
that a canoe had drifted from its
landing near her home Sunday
night. Tuesday morning Captain
A. S. Macfarlane of the Boy Scout
camp at Connestee came by the of
fice and reported that his boys had
found a canoe near Camp Deer
woode. A note to Mrs. Patton
from The Times office, and the
lost was found, no money spent,
and proof conclusive shown that
IT PAYS TO ADVERTISE.
Music Festival Meet
at Rosman Friday Eve
ROSMAN, June 22—Fiddlers, banjo
pickers, and other players and actors
are expected to add their bit toward an
evening of entertainment and fun at
the high school here Friday evening.
A number of entries have already
been received by Mayor A. M. White,
for the fiddlers convention, and ar
rangements are being made to handle
a large audience which Is expected.
Cash prizes will be given to winners
in various classes, and to Individual
entries, Including bands, groups, duos,
with clog dancing also on the list of
Proceeds from the evening will be
used toward defraying expense of ma
terials for the community building
which is being sponsored by the Wood
men of the World and the community,
and being erected by the NYA.
Hunt and Kanner at
John Rock CCC Camp
Two officials have been added re
cently to the staff at Johns Hock CCC
camp P-24, of which Captain O'Bear
Is the commanding officer.
The new officers include Junior Of
ficer Henry A Hunt, of Walhalla, S.
C„ first lieutenant In the 326th In
fantry, and Morris Kanner, of Brook
lyn, N. Y., first lieutenant medical
corps reserve. The former Is replac
ing at the camp Lieutenant Batson,
and the latter is filling the vacancy
made by the departure of Dr. Cooper.
T BALL GAMES BE
AYED HERE 25TH
Tanners and Pisgah Each To
Face Visiting Teams at
Two ball games are scheduled here
for Saturday afternoon, one on the Col
lege field and the other on the high
school field. Both games will start at
Sayles Bleachery of the Western
Carolina league plays the Tanners at
the college field. Saluda of the Blue
Ridge loop will play the Plsgah Mills
team at the high school.
Last Saturday the Tanners played
to an 8-8 draw at Hazelwood when
rain stopped the game. The Plsgah
Balfour game was called on account of
rain, .1 I
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SHERWOOD AREA TO
BE OPEN JEY 3, 4
Holiday Sportsmen Will Be
Allowed To Fiah In Brook
Sherwood Cooperative Area of Pisgah
National Forest will be opened to fish
ermen on July 3 and 4, for its final
Of the 260 fishermen who entered this
area on May 7 and 8, 107 caught their
limit of brook trout, and the average
catch per man day was 7.48 fish of
legal size. The Sherwood area Is re
garded by the Forestry department as
among the better fishing grounds of
the entire section to be opened this
All streams in the forest have been
fished this season, with Davidson River
area providing an average of 5.21 fish
per man day for all entries. Largest
fish average caught was In the North
Mills River area, where the average
was over six ounces per fish
Forty-three fishermen who checked
out of the North Mills River area dur
ing the week-end just closed had an
average of over a pound of fish per
man, with one catch of a 19 1-2-lnch
Coke Candler of Candler, caught
seven fish that had a total weight of
five pounds. One of Mr. Candler’s
beauties tipped the scales at three
pounds, two and one-half ounces. J.
C. Courtney, also of Candler, caught
Just two fish during his Jaunt, but his
specimens weighed two pounds, one of
them a 15-inch rainbow.
L. I. Barrett of Asheville had a 13
inch rainbow that weighed one pound
5 1-2 ounces; Dr. G. M. Jemison of
Asheville had a 12 1-2-inch trout weigh
ing one pound 1 1-2 ounces; Lloyd W.
Catrnes of Asheville caught a 12-lnch
rainbow that weighed one pound, two
Main Street Work In
Rosman Nearly Done
ROSMAN, June 22—Work of paving
Main street Is nearing completion, with
surface treatment having been started
A 20-foot surface of crushed stone
was laid sometime ago by WPA forces,
cooperating with the town.
32 Children Cared
For In Health Unit
Tonsil Clinic Here
Thirty-two tonsil operations were
performed at the clinic held here Tues
day and Wednesday under sponsorship
of the Transylvania Health Unit.
The children patients were all from
families who had been certified as
worthy cases by physicians of the
county, and cost of the operations were
charged for at the minimum rate of
Dr. W. D. Brackett of Henderson
ville, eye, ear, nose and throat special
ist. did the operating, assisted by Dr.
Stringfield of the Waynesville district
health office as anesthetist, Dr. C. N.
Sisk, district health officer, and Dr. G.
B. Lynch, Transylvania health officer.
Nurses assisting in the work were
Miss Theodosia Flud, district nurse:
Mrs. Edith B. Chance. Transylvania
health nurse: Mrs, Lillian Clapp of
Jackson, Mrs. Doris Hicks of Swain,
Miss Harte Oliver and Miss McCall of
Haywood, and Miss Josephine Dixon of
The new Brevard primary building
was utilized as the temporary hospital
for the clinic, with supplies being fur
nished by the district health office.
Ladies of the community provided the
staff with sandwiches, coffee, and other
The children were Kept overnigm
following their operation, and a nurse
kept with each group. Those who had
their tonsils removed Tuesday were
permitted to go homp Wednesday, with
the second group going home Thurs
day morning. .
The new school building made an
place for the clinic, Mies Flud said,
with facilities of the new school plant
fitting in ideally for the work.
People of thp community cooperated
with the health unit in .putting on the
clinic, and those in charge requested
The Times to publicly thank those who
assisted In any way.
Red Cross School
Ended Sessions at
Members of the National Aquatic
school of the American Red Cross start
ed checking out of Brevard Wednesday
after their ten-day session at Camp
During the closing aays or me scnooi
a water pageant was given, masquer
ade ball held, and the annual "farewell”
dinner on Tuesday evening.
The water pageant Saturday night
was not open to the public, as has been
the usual custom, due to the fact that
It was feared facilities would not take
care of the crowds of people who have
been growing with each annual per
The masquerade ball was highlight
of the social functions held this year,
with costumes and portrayals being
both unique and appropriate.
The scnool this year exceeded the
previous high mark of 251 by two,
setting a new record for camps of this
type In America.
Ramone S. Eaton of Washington, wai
director of the camp.
Rosman Building Is
Again Going Forward
ROSMAN, June 22—Community and
NY A. interests worked out plans last
week whereby work on the community
building is to go forward in more satis
The Woodmen and community lead
ers have made arrangements to secure
additional cash for supplies, while State
Director C. E. McIntosh of the NY A
stated that his department would also
make a substantial outlay for supplies
jfor the building.
COUNTY BIT) MEET
TO BE HELD SUNDAY
Annual Convention of Baptist
Young People at Little
The annual Transylvania B. T. U.
associateonal meeting of the Baptist
church will be held at the Little River
Baptist church Sunday in an all-day
meeting, beginning at 11:30 o'clock
and adjourning at 3:15 in the after
The principal speakers on ine pro
gram will be E. S. McSwaln, of Spar
tanburg. S. C., president of the South
Carolina B. T. U., and the Rev. Yan
cey C. Elliott, pastor of the Brevard
Baptist church. The former will de
liver the morning address and the lat
ter will be the afternoon speaker.
Other features of the day's program
will include: Song, devotlonals, Ronald
Hicks, Carrs Hill; special song. Rocky
Hill; business session; lunch hour at
12:30; song worship; election of offi
cers and reports of committees; special
song, Zion; intermediate playlet, "The
Gift Worth While,” Cherrvfield: acr
cordlon solo, Odell Scott, Little River;
playlet, Dr. B. Y. P. U., Enon; special
song, Boylston, inspirational talk, Char
les Allen, Brevard.
Every church is requested to bring
lunch, which will be spread together at
the noon hour.
At Lyday Hospital
Patients reported at Lyday Memorial
hospital on Wednesday were: Mrs.
Ashe Macfie and infant son, Mrs. Car
ter Blythe, Freda Clayton Otis Moore,
Ralph Owen, Richard Bumgarner, Ann
Gordon and McMillan
Speakers at Kiwanis
A! Gordon of Fort Lauderdale, and
Jimmy McMillan, of Cocoa, Fla., were
guest speakers at the Thursday meet
ing of Brevard Klwania club. The two
Florida men were instructors at the
Red Cross echool which ended Its ses
sions at Camp Carolina on Wednesday
of this week.
Dr. John McGehee of Georgia who
was camp physician, and D. C. Dun
can, of Bloomfield, W. Va., Instructor
In safety, were also guests of the club
along with John Chrtstenbury, new
coach at Brevard College with Jimmy
Rogers, and C. O. White, of Greenville
with Will's Brittain.
GOLF COURSE Will
fBE OPENED JUNE 29
ICc-unumwiit Planned for July
Made On Course
The Brevard Golf Course will be open
to the public *sn Wednesday and Thmr
cay of next week, with a tournament
telug planned for July 4th.
Work Is new being done on the fair
ways and greens, getting the course
In shape for piny before the formal
opening, with Harry H. Patton super
rising >'.he repalis for the golf commit
tee of the town.
New Toxaway sand will be placed on
the greens, snd improvements made on
fairways, and clearing of roughe.
Tickets may be secured at the course,
or from the city clerk’s office, or from
members of the golf committee for the
town who ate selling books of thirty
tickets for $10.
Greens fees will bo 80 rents per day
this season, It has been announced,
with those wishing a Reason ticket, re
quested to buy their tickets In books
of 80 at the reduced price.
Local residents are requested by the g
golf committee to purchase tickets Im
mediately In order that funds may be
had for paying for repairs and im
provements on the course.
Donkey Baseball To
Be Scheduled Here
Plans are being made to noia a don
key baseball game here on July 6, with
the Soft Ball association In charge of
Teams will be secured from the town
and visitors for the flve-innlng affair
which will be "ridden out” on Brevard
High school field. The donkeys which
have been trained to play ball when
they wish to, balk. buck, and kick when
they have a notion, will be brought
here from Florida.
Men who know "Donkey Psychology”
will be selected for the two teams
which will ride the bases, and others
will be given the golden opportunity
of their lives to learn Just what It is
that makes a donkey go,, stop, and
Two years ago, a similar game was
played here, with business men at
tempting to show the people Just how a
donkey should be ridden, and how a
ball could be sent for easier than It
could be run after. Several hundred
fans witnessed the Initial game, and as
the July 6th event will be held at night
it Is expected that several hundred will
Proceeds will be used to buy equip
ment for the softball teams.
Are Receiving Check*
Seventeen Transylvania widows of
Confederate soldiers have been notified
that pension checks from the state of
North Carolina have been received at
the clerk of court office.
Five of the widows rated as class
"A” are receiving $150 as their semi
annual pension, while 11 are receiving
$50 each. Total amount received In
the county for Confederate pensions Is
$2,100 each six months.
No Confederate veterans In the coun
ty are receiving a pension from the
Legion Officers To
Be Elected Friday
Annual election of American Legion
officers will be held on Friday night
of this week at a meeting to be called
In the county agent’s office.
Officers will be elected Friday of this
week in order that they may attend
the state convention which opens in
High Point on Sunday.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Joe A. Slnlard
a daughter, Sarah Elvira, on Monday,
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wood
a daughter, Martha Susan Ann, on
Tuesday, June 14.
Public Invited To Hear Grad
uate of Central College of
Elizabeth Te-Chen Wang, a young
Chinese woman who Is on the summer
camp staff at Camp Deerwoode here,
will speak at the Erevard Methodist
church Thursday afternoon of this
week at 4:30 o’clock, at an Informal
gathering to which members of all
churches and Interested friends and
vtsttors are cordially Invited to attend.
Miss Wang, whose father Is head of'
military affairs In China, Is a cultur
ed and refined young woman of charm
ing personality, and It Is felt her In
formal talk here will be of intense In
terest to young people as well as older'
ones, sne is a graduate or central
College In Nanking, China, the home of
her parents. For the past six months'
she has been doing graduate work at
the University of North Carolina, where
she expects to receive her master's
degree in the spring.
It Is expected that a large number
of young people and older persons will
be present this (Thursday) afternoon at
4:30 o’clock to hear Interesting facts
about China and the Chinese people.
There are no admission charges.