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■ -ttmniinin.i? A Newspaper Devoted to the Best Interest of the People of Transylvania County :.1
VOL 48; NO. 43 BREVARD, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1938 $1.00 PER YEAR IN TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY
REV. E. P. BILLUPS
R*v. J. H. Brendall Goes To
Ardmore Church In Winston
The Rev. E. P. Billups will arrive In
Brevard next week to take over active
pastorate of the Brevard Methodist
The Rev. J. h. Brendall will end his
. ■ four years work here Sunday when ho
B preaches at the church. He leaves
W next week for Winston-Salem, where
he will assume charge of the Ardmore
church. These changes were made at
the annual conference held In Charlotte
The Rev. Mr. Billups has beou pas
tor of the church at Oranite Palls for
the past two years, going there from
Kemersville. He Is widely known
throughout the conference ns a minis
ter of ability and pleasing personality.
He Is especially fitted for the Bre
vard charge. In that he was president
of Rutherford college before Its merger
four years ago. He is a graduate of
Mrs. Billups and their one son will
accompany the new pastor here next
week, and will reside In the parsonage.
The Rev. Mr. Brendall and his wife
have made hundreds of friends In the
denomination and throughout the com
munity during their stay In Brevard,
and have been active In religious and
civic affairs during the stay here.
Pastor was not appointed at the con
ference for the Rosman charge. The
new presiding elder of the Waynes
ville district, the Rev. W. L. Hutchins
who succeeds the Rev. W. A. Rollins,
will supply a pastor for the several
churches In the circuit within a few
Will Play Thursday!
Edwin Wike’s mldpret football squad
will play the Hendersonville ‘little
boys” here Thursday afternoon at 3:30
The mldpret team always draws a
larsre crowd of fans, and an Interest
ing event may be expected. Brevard
has one of the best rated mldpret out
fits In this section.
Forest Seedling# Are
Available For Farm#
Farmers of Transylvania County are
losing thousands of dollars In soil
wealth each year through the destruc
tive agency of erosion. Here ts an op
portunity to stop at least a portion of
The North Carolina Agricultural Ex
tension Service and the Department of
Forestry Relations. TVA, are launch
ing a program for direct cooperation
with farmers In fifteen Western coun
ties In an effort to control soil eros
ion and give aid In flood prevention.
Plans call for the planting of 2,00(1.
000 to 4.000.000 trees on worn out.
abandoned and eroding fields. In se
A looting areas for this cooperative fnr
T est planting, primary consideration will
be given to the purpose of stopping or
controlling existing erosion and pre
vention of future erosion.
The kinds of trees to be planted will
Include black locust, yellow poplar,
shortleaf pine, and Virginia pine
Who Is Eligible For Aidf
Any fnrmer who has land In need
of erosion control and will agree to
give reasonable cooperation In carrying
out the project may avail himself of
this opportunity to secure forest tree
seedlings to plant on these waste areas
and thereby stop erosion and bring
these fields Into productive use.
Application blanks are now avail
able at the County Agent’s office. In
terested farmers should call at the
County Agent’s offtce at once so they
may get an early start and accomplish
much work before the winter season
j, A. Glazener. Co. Agent
G. Ij. Shore. Asst. Agent
To Live In Brevard
The Rev. J. H. WEST, former
pastor of Brevard Methodist church,
who plans to make his home In
Brevard. He retires from the min
istry after 49 years of service.
WAGE-HOUR BILL IS
E FECTIVE IN U. S.
Transylvania Firms Now Oper
ating Under 44-Hour Work
Week National Law
A number of Transylvania business
places went on the new schedule of the
national wage and hour law Monday
morning, which calls for a minimum
wage scale of 25 cents per hour, with
a 44-hour work week.
Different concerns are handling the
new schedule In different manner, and
there Is considerable confusion among
many business places as to just what
phase of the new law they come under, j
Under the new law, time and half
wages must be paid for all over 44
hours worked In one week, by em
ployes under covered classifications.
It will be sopte time before the law
Is fully understood. Inasmuch as na
tional headquarters state that they are
swamped with questions from all types
Covered by the act are all employes
engaged In producing, manufacturing,
mining, handling, transporting or In
any manner working on goods moving
in Interstate commerce; employes en
gaged In Interstate transportation
transmission or occupation.
Exempted are agricultural workers,
seamen, airlines employes, workers on
street cars, motor-buses, Inter-urban
railways, weekly or semi-weekly news
papers of less than 3,000 circulation
largely distributed In the county of
publication. Other exemptions Include
persons employed In bona fide execu
tive. administrative, professional or local
reading capacity, or as outside sales
men ;fishermen and fishing Industry
employes; persons employed In the area
of production to handle or prepare farm
commodities, or employ to make dairy
products; employes of transportation
systems regulated by the Interstate
Commerce commission; persons em
ployed In any retail or servicing estab
lishment. the greater part of whose
| selling Is In Intrastate commerce.
Red Cross Reports
Several 100% Firms
Several Brevard firms have already
reported "100 percent Strong” In the
annual Red Cross Roll Call, and others
have signified their Intention of Join
ing the list this week.
Chairman .Terry Jerome reports that
response from the several schools Is
especially encouraging, and that In
dividuals are dropping by his office
for membership cards and stickers.
Transylvania has been one of the
few counties In the state that has over
subscribed Its quota for several years,
and It Is believed that enrollment for
1938 will surpass that of other years.
College Home Coming To
Bring Many Here Saturday
Featured by a football game with
Ersklne Freshmen, a picnic supper and
an Informal get-together of alumni,
| Homecoming Day at Brevard College
^ has been set for Saturday of this
week. An annual event, this day sees
hundreds of firevard alumni visiting
their Alma Mater.
With the Brevard Lions club acting
as guides, the football game Is sched
Mr*. J. Vemer Head*
Little Theatre Group
Mrs John B. Vemer was elected
president of Brevard’s Little Theatre
at a meeting of this organist on held
Friday evening In the city hall bulld
M ^ther officers elected f°r th® ®"'
T |n(f year Include: Miss Lucile Smith,
president: Miss EJolse Lewis,
secretary; Miss Lillian JenkinB, treas
U Plkns for the year’s activities were
outlined and discussed at the meeting,
vODe was expressed that a com
munity house would be available later
Tor use of the* Little Treatre Plans
were also discussed for a three-act
play to be given early In November,
directed by Leon English, Jr.
uled to start at 2:30 In the afternoon.
Following this will be a picnic sup
per at 8 o’clock.
Climax of the day will come In the
Informal get-togethor In the auditorium.
Alumni program here will be featured
by skits from the four literary socie
ties, band selections, a men’s quartet,
and an address by Miss Vivian Moore,
Wlnecoff School, Concord, who is presi
dent of the Alumni association.
Forestry Meeting Is
Called For Tuesday
(by J. A. Qlazener, County Agent)
Fanners interested In gTettlng free
trees to plant on eroded lands should
by all means attend the meeting to be
held In the County Agent’s office
Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 1st at 1:80
R. W. Qraber, extension forester, will
be present to explain to the farmers
Just how these trees may be secured,
and time and methods of planting
All farmers interested In planting
trees on eroded lands should plan to at
tendlBls meeting, at which time ap
plications will be filled out by Mr.
Qraber for those desiring trees and
TO CLOSE SATURDAY
Challenge Day Set For Novem
ber 5th—Election Will
Be Held Nov. 8th
Saturday will be last day the regis
tration books for the November 8th
election will be open, and those who
have moved from one precinct to an
other four months prior to election day j
are required to register In the new pre
cinct before being eligible to vote.
Those who have become of age since
last election are also required to regis
ter. If becoming of ago after the books
close on Saturday of'this week or on
election day, a voter may register elec
tion day at the polling place.
Saturday of next week, Nov. 5, will be
challenge day, and the following Tues
day, Nov. 8, election day.
Several of our friends have sent In
their renewals since Wednesday of last
week, and some of them sent cheering
words of appreciation along with their
cash . . . proof that our subscribers
read and like the paper Is shown in the
Ralph Walker, Washington
Austin Hogsed, Rosman
Van Whitmire, Lyman
J. T. Lyday, Rosman
R. T. Hussey, Memphis,
Dr, Richard Watson, Hendersonville
Robert Scruggs, Brevard, R-3
A. O. Kitchen, Brevard.
W. A. Williams, Brevard, R-2
Mrs. P. V. Batson, Brevard, R-l
R. P. Jones, Cedai Mtn.
Mrs. Geneva Jones, Cedar Mtn.
S. A. Jones, Cedar Mtn.
Harvey Duncan, Knoxville
E. W. Breese, Kansas City
P. P. Tinsley, Brevard R-l
Mrs. R. L. Hawkins, Texas
R. L, Capps, Brevard R-2
Mlckler Lusk, Rosman
Mrs. Coy Surrett, Brevard. R-2
H. P. Hogsed, Brevard, R-l
Toms Place, Brevard, R-3
Gaston Whitmire, Brevard, R-3
Mrs. Jeff Lance, Brevard
Mrs. Grady Brittain. Brevard
A. H. Caldwell, Arizona
Henry Garren, Brevard
Erwin Galloway, Brevard
Stanley Winchester, Rosman
Dr. Eleanor Townsend, S. C.
W. N. Ball. Penrose
Nancy Macfle, New Jersey
Miss Minnie MeKelvey, Brevard R-1
Mrs. P. P. Sledge, Brevard
We’re very glad, Indeed, to welcome
the following new subscribers who
have become readers since Wednesday
of last week. Every week, we add new
ones, and since the first of 1938. over
150 additional subscribers have been
Paul Olazener. Brevard R-l
Howard Zachary. Cashiers
Horace Lyday, Penrose
Mrs. Resale Owen, Brevard R-l
Mrs. Fred Holden, Plspah Forest
S. E. Jones, Cedar Mtn.
Malpar Allison, Plspah For., R-l
Mrs. O. M. Merrill, Cedar Mtn.
Mrs. A. F. Pierson, Cedar Mtn.
H. V. Clson. Brevard. R-l
Tilden Reece, Brevard R-l
A. H. Hubbard. Brevard R-l
Mrs. B. F. Robinson, Cedar Mtn.
Mrs. Elsie Smith. Cedar Mtn.
Oscar E. Reese. Brevard R-2
J. M. Clark, Penrose.
Robert Justice, Brevard, R-3
John H. Pruitt, Brevard, R-l
Bert F. Patterson, Brevard, R-l
Mrs. Frank West, Brevard, R-l
Andy Tipton. Plspah For., R-l
Mrs. J. S. Simms, Brevard R-2
J. P. Haskett, Sunset, S. C.
W. H. Bentley, Brevard R-3
Mrs. H. C. Barton, Brevard R-S
Mrs. J. L. Plott, Brevard R-3
J. C. Whitmire, Brevard R-3
Frank Eubanks, Brevard R-3
Mrs. T. A. Smith, Lake Toxaway
Miss Leota McCrary, Asheville
Bert McLean, Rosman
Mrs. Roy Kanlpe, Statesville
Boy Scout New*
All Boy Scout meetings will be held
at 7 o’clock on Friday nights until
further notice, It has been announced
by Scoutmaster Harold Norwood. All
scouts are requested to bring wood for
the council fire.
At the last meeting the following
were appointed patrol leaders: Junior
Miller, Fred Glazener and Robert T.
Gash. Vance Jackson was promoted
to Junior assistant scoutmaster.
An over-night hike was taken with
Scoutmaster Norwood and Assistant
Scoutmaster Bosse In charge. Four
tenderfoot Scouts accompalned them to
White Pine Camp and vicinity. The
trip was enjoyed In spite of the cold
weather. Last week several of the
older scouts assisted In directing the
visitors to the Lions club supper at
Plans are underway for the starting
of a new troop In Brevard, and the
outlook for better scouting Is said to
College Display Is #
Work at Brevard College was well
represented at the recent session of
the Western North Carolina annual
conference of the Methodist church by
several members of the faculty as well
as a display. This display showed the
different activities carried on by the
various departments of the college.
Enthusiastic over this presentation were
preachers and laymen alike. It Is the
purpose of the administration to use
this and similar displays In the fu
ture to give people an Intimate know
ledge of the college work.
Heads State Aggies
E J. WHITMIRE, of Cherryfleld,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Jordan Whit
mire, Is president of the Ag Club
of State College. Mr. Whitmire,
active in progressive fanning since
a very small boy, took active In
terest in the Rosman YTHF as
leader, later at Brevard College,
and now heads all young college
farmers as president of the state’s
leading club. He is senior in agri
cultural education, and plans to
make farming and farm Interests
his life work,
“The Nugget” Named
"The Nugget Lunch” was selected
as name of Karl Kilpatrick’s new place
from a list of over one hundred sub
mitted. Goode Loftls was awarded
the cash prize for best name submitted.
SC )ULED SUNDAY
Singers From Many Communi
ties Will Be at Court
House In Brevard
The fifth Sunday Singing convention
will be held in Brevard on Sunday,
October 30, according to announcement
by E D. Randolph, chairman.
Several quartets from South Caro
lina are expected to attend the con
vention which begins at 10 o’clock in
tho morning, and continues through
Classes from Transylvania, Hender
son, and other counties are also ex
pected, Mr. Randolph states.
"Who they are" for the Republi
can candidates is being published
this week by the Executive Com
mittee, setting forth qualifications
of the various candidates.
Speaking dates for the Democrats
are listed on another page, with
several speakers of note scheduled
to appear before election day, and
the county candidates also an
nouncing dates and places of speak
Changes Be Made In
Rural Mail Routes
*A change In rural mall routes In |
Transylvania county will be put Into
effect November 15, announcement has
been made by Postmaster Coleman
Galloway, In compliance with notifi
cation received here from the Post
Beginning on that date there will be
only two rural mail routes In this
county Instead of the three which
have been In effect for some time.
Route No. 3 will be consolidated with
Routes 1 and 2, and re-numbered to be
known as Routes 1 and 2. The two
routes will serve the same territory
heretofore covered by Routes 1, 2 and 8.
Harry Loftis will serve as mall car
rier for Route 1, and Joe Poole will
serve Route 2.
B. T. U. Meeting
The upper district B. T. U. met at
Quebec Baptist church Sunday after
noon for the quarterly meeting. To
the union at Calvert goes the honor
for having the largest representation
The theme for the program was,
"State Missions, His Witness.” Those
taking part on the program were as
follows: Devotional, Edna Allison of
the Cherryfleld union; special music,
Junton union of Calvert; discussion,
"Enlargement of the Training Union,”
by Claxton Henderson, director of the
union at Quebec; song by Blanche
Allison and Cloe Garren, of the story
hour at Cherryfleld; talk, "The Im
portance of State Missions,” Ray Win
chester, president of the senior union
at Calvert; story, "Piddlin’ Joe,” told
by Helen Owen, leader of the inter
j mediate union at Cherryfleld.
Interest Is Shown In
Baby Beef Calves
(by J. A. Olazcncr, County Agent)
Xj, i. Case, animal husbandry spec
ialist, spent Wednesday in the county
with the agents in the interest of
baby beef calves to be fed for the Ashe
ville fat cattle show next year. It
appears now that several calves will
be fed out by 4-H club members and
others for this show.
..." T 'J
| View From Ecusta Smokestack Is Great |
"Me and another colored chap” went
upon top of the 225-foot Ecusta smoi.e
atack Friday morning and took some
pictures, the "other colored chap” do
ing the holding, and the "old man” try
ing to hold the kodak still enough to
take a picture.
“Dis git right on that ball and hold
tight” was instruction of James Little
john, the colored fellow who went
along, and who held the half-inch wire
rope with one hand and me with the
"Keep looking up all the time, and
DON’T turn loose,” was final word of
Littlejohn as he yelled "Up" to the en
gineer, and up, up, up, we went, with
my heart pounding forward like a
sledge-hammer and my stomach trying
to get out my mouth.
"Don’t look, now,” said the colored
boy, and I didn’t. In fact, I couldn't
look. There was nothing In front of
me but black space, and all my sense of
direction and equilibrium was In some
other country, far removed from Pis
Mr. Butler, (W. J., of Spartanourgj
passed the water, and after a cigarette
and a lot of hard effort I was able to
see out over the huge plant that Is
spreading over the Davidson River
Looking down over the edge of the
smokestack, men working looked like
dolls, and the buildings looked like
play-houses, scattered over a small
I tried twelve shots with my trusty
kodak which never falls when It Is held
still and the shutter set right. One at
Brevard, off to the SS-west, and sev
eral at the group of buildings that
are going up beside the sllvery-look
I ing Davidson River stream.
Then, down with Littlejohn, an easy,
smooth ride, that was different from
anything I ever did before, or ever ex
pect to do In the future. The chaps
working on the ground, greeted me
like a long-lost brother, and never
before have home-folk looked so good
The fellows upon top of the swaying
stack seemed to be getting along just
fine. In fact they have the huge
chimney to prove that they know what
they are doing, and the speed with
which they have erected thc>, 225-foot
stack Is proof that they don’t loaf on
To the average person who would
expect that every piece of tile and
brick was laid with precision measure
ments, it was a revelation to see the
fellows click, dick, the brick as they
went round and round the rim of the
structure and like the old hymn—
"Every little round gets higher and
W. J. Butler of Spartanburg is sup
erintendent of the stack construction
for the Alphons Custodls Company of
New York City. He has been doing
this kind of work for year* and years,
and there Is no doubt but that he knows
His assistants are Z. C. Allen of Hen
dersonville who also knows Just how
to dab on a trowel of mortar and keep
adding brick after brick. Harry Gray,
of Greer, S. C., -operates the engine
that pulls the rope, that hauls the 1J
lnch ball, that carries foolish people
like me up to the top and back down
again (happier and wiser). Samuel
Butler, Is also a part of the building
James Littlejohn (the boy who
"hope" me up the stack) and his cous
in, Ben Littlejohn, of South Carolina,
and a bunch of local fellows are doing
the odd Jobs attendant to the building
of the tallest stack ever erected In
It was a great trip for a country fel
low like me, and I wouldn’t take any
thing for the sight of Ecusta’s fine
plant from top of the stack, but once
In a lifetime Is plenty. Mr. Butler Is
a fine fellow, and I like to talk to him,
but hereafter I’ll do all my talking to
him on my native Transylvania terra
FOR PISGAH HUNT
Preparation*!) Being Made For
From Many Sections
More than 1,200 hunters and hun
tresses had applied Tuesday for per
mits for the annual Pisgah Forest deer
hunt which is to be held from Nov. 7
through Dec. 8.
Among the list of aspirants to kill
deer_ln the preserve are 50 or more
of the fairer sex who hope to get a
"great big buck with ‘darling' horns."
Last year some of the best kills were
made by women.
Preparations for the hunt are prac
tically complete, the ranger’s office at
Pisgah reports, with tents up for the
wilderness hunt on Big Creek and South
Mills River areas. Wood and water
have also been arranged for by the
rangers and the forest service.
First week’s hunt will be on the
Davidson River side of the forest, with
the checking station to be established
near the eauipment depot Just Inside
the forest. The station will be erect
ed alongside the new highway and
electric lights are being put up In order
to facilitate checking in of the hunt
ers early In the morning.
Suggestion is made by the rangers
that several people use a single car
when coming In for the hunt, In order
to speed up checking through In the
morning. The hunters will be sent to
a designated territory after they pass
through the checking station, and will
be required to stay In that particular
area until given permission to move by
the ranger In charge.
Coupon books will be used to check
the hunters in, with each hunter be
ing given a numbered coupon book
with three tickets for use until he has
made a kill or made three days’ trial.
Eight assistant supervisors will be
here for the first week to observe the
system used In the hunt, and to assist
In the work. These will be returned to
their various posts In other areas, and
others sent here for the second week’s
hunt which will be held In the North
Mills River area.
Annual Sales Events
Announced In Brevard
Macfle and Plummer are starting an
nual sales events during the next few
Plummer is putting on the annual
"Turkey Sale" which always attracts,
and Macfle Is giving a "1-cent sale.”
Cathey’s Creek Service
Be Held Sunday A. M.
Frank Fenwick, of West Asheville,
has asked us to announce that he will
preach at Cathey’s Creek church Sun
day morning at 11 o’clock and at night
at 7:30. He will donate a Bible to the
church at the night service. He will
also preach at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Houston Barton at 3:30 In the
afternoon. The pubic Is cordially In
vited to attend these services.
Rev. M. E. Summey filled his reg
ular appointment at Sellca Sunday
morning and night. He will be back
the fourth Sunday In November.
Mrs. Houston Barton has as her
guest this week her niece, Miss Ruth
snyder, of Etowah.
The next community prayer meeting
will be held with Mrs. Roxie Dunn and
children Wednesday night.
Mrs. Paul Whitmire, of Six Mile,
S. C., has been visiting relatives, here
for several days.
Hobert Barton, of Etowah, Is spend
ing a few days with home folks this
Moore Funeral Home
Buys Property Here
Moore’s Funeral Home has purchas
ed a home of Its own on corner of
East Jordan street and Gaston.
The funeral directors have moved
their equipment to their new place,
from the former West Main street lo
Donald Lee Moore is mortician in
charge of the home, with Jack Tran
tham as assistant.
The sale was made through the Mc
Crary Realty company.
BAPTIST REVIVAL IS
HOL NG INTEREST
Service* Will Come To Close
Friday Night—Rev. Dr.
i Zeno Wall Preaching
Increasing Interest and attendance
are ah own In the revival eervtcee held
at the Baptist church this week, wttb
the Rev. Dr. Zeno Wall, pastor of'
the First Baptist church, Shelby, do
ing the preaching.
The series of meeting*, which be
gan Sunday night, win come to a dose '
with the Friday night service, It has'
been announced by the pastor, the
Rev. Yancey G Elliott. Many regrets
have been expressed over the fact tbat
Dr. Wall finds It Impossible to con
tinue his services here later than Fri
day night Forceful and appealing
messages are being delivered each
night at 7:S0 o’clock and at the morn
ing service at 10 O’clock by the popular
A aasdlal Invitation has been ex
tendeKpy the Rev. EUtott to the pub
lic to -attend the remaining services
of the week.