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VOL. 48: NO. 47 * BREVARD, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1938 $1.00 PER YEAR IN TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY
Brevard Churches Will Hold
“Gratitude” Series Here
Special Thanksgiving services for
three churches in Brevard have been
planned for Thursday morning, an
nouncements have been made by the
■x The service at the Methodist church
will be held at 9 o’clock Thursday
morning at the church. "Grace of
Gratitude” will be the sermon text of
the pastor, the Rev. E. P. Billups.
Special music will be rendered by the
choir, and a selection. “Thanks Be To
God,” will be sung by Miss Irene Clay.
An offeringiwill be taken for the Meth
odist Children’s Home at Winston
At the Baptist church Thursday
morning at 9 o’clock, the pastor, the
Rev. Yancey C. Elliott, will be In charge
of the special service. An offering for
the Baptist orphanage at Thomasvllle
will be taken, and special music will
be rendered by the choir.
Holy Communion will be observed at
St. Philip's Episcopal church Thursday
morning at 10:30 o’clock, as a special
Thanksgiving service. An offering will
be taken for the Thompson orphanage,
at Charlotte. The rector, the Rev.
Harry Perry, will conduct the service.
Mrs. Louise McCall
Died Last Wednesday
Funeral services for Mrs. Louise Mc
Call. aged 68. were held Friday after
l voon at 2 o’clock at the Shoal Creek
A Riptist church. The Rev. A. J. Man
^■fy officiated. Burial was in the nearby
Mrs. McCall died Wednesday morn
ing at her home In the Balsam Grove
section, following an Illness of four
Mrs. McCall was a member of the
Shoal Creek Baptist church, and was a
well beloved and highly respected wo
Surviving are four daughters and five
sons, as follows: Mrs. %’ettle Bentley,
of Balfour. Mrs. Carrie McCall. Six
Mile, S. C.. Mrs. Ollle Galloway, and
Mrs. Lois Brown, of Balsam Grove,
and Lovle, Alney, Elzlc. Melvin and
Roscoe, all of Balsam Grove.
Pallbearers were Dewey McCall,
Ernest Boley. O. R, Moore. Ira McCall,
Richard McCall. Flower girls were
Ruby Bentley. Venice Bentley. Della
and Ola McCall. Katherine Galloway
and Marie Mason.
Osbome-SImpson were in charge of
Rosman Juniors Gave
Annual Play on Friday
ROSMAN—The Junior class of the
Rosman high school presented n play,
f"A Ready-Made Family.” Friday even
ing at the high school auditorium be
fore a large audience. Miss Gladys
Rogers, junior class sponsor, directed
the play, which was weil rendered by
Included In the east were: Lucy
Hall, Rill McNeely, Wllda Reece. Lur
leene Lusk. Elizabeth Sisk, Gladys
Clark. Powell Roley, Sylvia Huggins,
The following committees served for
the play: Louise Osteen, chairman,
Louise Chastain. Violet McCall and
Reba Gillespie, publicity, with Miss La
Verne Whitmire, faculty adviser: Ruby
Green, chairman. Ruth Rice, Truman
Henderson, properties, and Miss Le
nore Swain, faculty adviser: Ella Mae
Whitmire, chairman. Reba Rice, Edward
Gillespie, music: Dona Mae Smith,
chairman, Levonne Nicholson, Alice
Glazener. Louise Osteen, Edward Gil
lespie, tickets and ushers, and L. H.
Thomas faculty adviser.
Library Books Listed
The following books have been re
cently shelved at the U. D. C. library:
Greenwood Hat, Barrie; White Spar
row, Colum: Southerner Discovers the
South. Daniels: North to the Orient,
Lindbergh: They Came Like Swallows.
Maxwell; Katrina, Salmlnen.
Over the County
(J. A. Qlazener, County Agent)
Mrs. T. J. Wilson Is the happy owner |
of a pair of lovely peafowls, named j
Romeo and Juliet. When they display j
their pretty plumage, they are very
beautiful and become more attractive!
as they proudly stroll among the horses,
cattle and hogs on the meadow.
Arthur Whitmire has Just completed
two rat-proof cribs, each holding 1000
bushels of corn. The cribs are joined
together under one metal roof and are
f placed on concrete foundations. A
f large driveway between the cribs
makes It convenient for handling com
as well as furnishing a good storage
place for wagons.
The Idea of building new cribs In the
Calvert and Cherryfleld communities
was futher carried out by J. W. Olaz
ener and Gaston Whitmire. Each
building cribs that will hold several
hundred bushels of com. Mr. Olazen
er placed two foot band of sheet metal
at the bottom of his crib on the out
side as a protection against rats.
MR. and MRS. W. W. GALLO
WAY. of Selica, will observe their
51st wedding anniversary at their
home in the Selica section on Sun
Known as . "Aunt Mary" and
"Uncle Walker" the couple have
made their home in Transylvania
county for a lifetime, and have
many friends throughout this sec
Mr. Galloway is the son of the
late Monroe and Susan Jane Mc
Call Galloway. The father died at
a prison camp in Douglas. Illinois,
while serving as a soldier in the
War Between the States.
Mrs. Galloway is a daughter of
the late Mnrion and Margaret
Wood Owen, also residents of this
community. Mr. and Mrs. Gallo
way have lived in the Selica sec
tion for the past 16 years, where
they have maintained their home
They have eight children living,
and one dead—Six daughters and
two sons, as follows: Mrs. Robert
Owen, Gloucester; Mrs. Elzle
Thrift. Kings Mountain; Mrs. John
Brown, Brevard; Mrs. Rov La
mance. Six Mile; Mrs. Will Barnes,
Americus. Ga.; Mrs. Floyd Barnes,
Hickory; Carl Galloway of Selica,
and Pres3 Galloway, of Welford.
S. C. The couple have 43 grand,
children and four great-grandchild
SEAL SALE STARTS
HERE NOVEMBER 25
Tuberculosis Prevention 1 s
Chief Aim of Organiza
tion Health Work
Annual Christmas Seal sale for Bre
vard and Transylvania county will be
gin on Friday and continue until
Christmas, sponsored by the local Par
Mrs. F. P. Sledge, general chairman,
will be assisted in the campaign by
civic and religious organizations In the
sale of the little seals. The proceeds
of the sale will be used in the health
promotion in this county.
The Christmas Seal for 1938 is not
only attractive in Its various colors,
but it is beautifully significant. It
shows a mother and her two children
placing a lighted candle in the win
dow—an impressive maritime custom
of old that has an appropriate mes
sage for today.
Thousands of men, women and child
ren who have tuberculosis today are
unaware as to the ways and means of
a cure. The Christmas Seal, like the
candle In the window, has lighted the
way for millions, and it still beckons
the way for millions more.
Brevard Juniors To
Present Play Dec. 2
Plans are being made for staging
the annual Brevard high school Junior
play on Friday, Dec. 2, In the school
The play Is a fast-moving comedy
entitled "Kempy,” written around
American life of today tn three acts.
The title role, Kempy, will be played
by Robert Tinsley. Other members of
the cast Include Lois Moore, Alice Pe
tit, Kathleen Wilson, June Fenwick,
Robert Jackson, Robert Huggins, and
Junior Miller. Miss Elizabeth Jarvis Is
Turkey Sale Closes
Annual "Turkey Sale" at Plummer’s
store will close Wednesday afternoon
of this week at S o’clock. A large
crowd is always on hand at the close
of the turkey sale.
Davis Hearing Nov. 29
Preliminary hearing for Roy Davis
of Candlej. charged with the death of
little Bobby English who was struck
by Davis’ car on November 14, has
been postponed until Tuesday, Nov. 29.
Paper Is Being Issued
Day Early This Week
In order that subscribers to The
Times who live on rural routes
will receive their paper before
Friday, the paper is being issued
one day early—Wednesday in
stead of Thursday.
The Times office will be closed
Thanksgiving Day—the force tak
ing the day off for turkey din
ner and the football game at the
Mars Hill stadium at 2:30, where
most or the Brevard population
will be to cheer the Brevard Col
lege boys to a win over Mars Hill.
Dick Rogers Injured
In Automobile Crash
Dick Rogers of Enon is in Lyday
Memorial hospital with severe cuts and
bruises about the head and face, and
four young men are in jail, as result
of an automobile wreck on the Green
ville. road near Rockbrook about dark
Sheriff George Shuford, who Investi
gated the, wreck, placed J. C. Lyday,
David Lee Sims, and D. C. Landreth
of Enon, and Fred Manley of Brevard,
in jail pending outcome of Rogers' In
The light Ford car driven by Lyday
struck a truck driven by Cleo Garren,
just as Mr. Garren was turning into
the road leading to his home. Sheriff
Shuford said that Mr. Garren was in
no way blameable with the wreck, and
that signs on the road showed that
Lyday was driving on the wrong side
a considerable distance before the
truck was struck.
Mr. Garren was uninjured. Landroth
and Lyday also escaped Injury, and
only minor scratches and bruises were
to be seen on Manley and Sims. Sheriff
Shuford said that the five men in the
car had been drinking.
Mystery Play To Be
Presented at College
“The Thirteenth Chair," a mystery
play In three acts, will be presented at
the Brevard College auditorium Tues
day evening of next week at 8 o’clock
by the college Masquers.
Included In the large cast are three
| day students, Doris Thorne. Jane Ton
gue and Jean Summey. Miss ’Lucile
Smith Is director of the play.
The play was a great success In New
Tork, and is said to be very thrilling
CCC Boys Will Get
Turkey and Trim min’
Plenty of "turkey and trimmln’s”
will be on hand for the CCC boys at
NC P-66, John's Rock and the 37 other
camps In North Carolina on Thanks
giving day, Director Robert Fechner of
Washington has announced.
Farmers throughout both Carolinas
have been canvassed for all the avail
able supplies to grace the festive
boards, and every enrollee will be sup
plied with 25 ounces of turkey, the
CCC chief stated. Over 260 tons of
fowl will be necessary to appease the
CCC holiday appetite.
Other Items on the CCC Thanks
giving market list Include 17 1-2 tons
of pumpkin, 59 tons of potatoes, 22
tons of bread crumbs, six tons of on
ions, 2 1-2 tons of butter, 8 1-2 tons of
sugar, 1,500 bushels of cranberries,
8,700 gallons of milk and more than
Business Houses To
All business houses In Brevard will
be closed for Thanksgiving, including
public offices, library, bank, postoffice,
and stores. Schools will close Wednes
day afternoon for two days.
No rural or city delivery will be made
by the postal workers. The general
delivery window will be open at the
Brevard office In the morning only—
from 8 to 8:30. and from 10:30 to 11
Furniture Store Opens
Announcement of the formal opening
of Abercrombie Furniture stare Is be
ing made in The Times this week. The
new store Is located In the Clement
building next to the City Hall on West
Pisgah Forest Celebration
Marks New Road Opening
Opening of highway 284 to the top
of Plsgah was fittingly celebrated Fri
day evening with an oyster roast at
Schenck Lodge, given by Mr. and Mrs.
A. B. Burton.
Enough oyster shells were discarded
by the hungry throng of 40 or more
guests to fill any spot on the road that
has not had sufficient stone to make
a bonded top.
Johnny Squires, chief ranger, and
Charlie McCrary, trucking contractor,
and half dozen others, assisted Mr.
Burton In serving oysters on half-shell,
with red-hot dressing, raw, half-baked,
and what-have-you In the realm of
Highway officials from Western Car
olina, rangers and friends topped out
several barrels of oysters with venison
roast, and completed the evening with
camp-fire songs that rated fair to high
In harmony, and nearly one hundred
percent In participation.
Mr. and Mrs. Burton were perfect
hosts, and the party broke up about 11
o'clock, with the general feeling that
a "good time was had by all.”
Mr. Burton, In charge of operations
here for Chandler Brothers, has made
record time In building the lower link
of 284 which now permits travel from
the Boylston road to Wagon Road gap,
and will give Brevard direct and near
by connections with the Scenic Park
way at that point.
Surfacing of the important link will
be completed In the spring, and will
give this section one of the most beau
tiful scenic roads In all of Western
North Carolina. Grades and curves on
the road have been minimized to such
extent that there will be no changing
of gears for the autolst who travels It,
and the curves have been so banked
that a good rate of speed may be main
tained at all times.
The road, like the Burtons’ party—
is a success.
Two Brevard Teams Close
Football Season This Week
With five wins out of ten starts,
Brevard high meets Its last foe here
Wednesday afternoon of this week
when Franklin comes visiting.
The game will be played on the
high school field at 3:30, and with
a victory of 6-0 still sweet in their
mouths the Cox-men are expected
to put on a good show.
College at Mars Hill
The College crew leaves here
early Thursday morning under the
leadership of Coaches Chrlstenbury
and Farthing, and most of the stu- '
dent body to tackle the Mars Hill
College Lions In their den at 2:30
In the afternoon.
The Maro Hill game will end the
College season, and it is expected
that several hundred Brevardites
will follow the boys over the moun
tains to see them in their last scrap.
So far. Mars Hill has had the
edge in games won, with Brevard’s
aggregation yet to come out on top.
Two 0-0 tie games has been the
best Brevard has been able to do.
Roberts’ outfit has won two out of
FOR THESE WE ARE TRULY THANKFUL
Champ Corn Grower
GERALD ALLI8CN, 16-year-old
farmer of Cherryfield. is champion
com grower of Transylvania coun
ty for 1938, according to figures
from »he county agent's office.
Young Mr. Allison’s acre of com
which was entered In the Transyl
vania-Henderson Com Growing con
test. netted 113 bushels, and tied
with top Henderson county grower
for first place In the two-county
Gerald Is a senior at Rosman
high school, and is reporter and
vice president of the Rosman Chap
ter Future Farmers of America.
Hs Is a son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Carl
J. P. Deavor Rites
at Davidson River
James P. Deavor, 68, died at his home
on West Main street Sunday afternoon
at 4 o'clock, following a stroke of para
lysis earlier In the day. He had been
In 111 health for the past two years.
Funeral services were held Tuesday
afternoon from Davidson River Pres
byterian church with the Rev. C. M.
Jones and the Rev. Harry Perry, lr.
charge. Interment was made In the
Davidson River cemetery.
Pallbearers were R. L. Gash, C. Y.
Patton, W. D. Deavor, Fred Miller,
Harry Patton, and Edgar Patton.
Honorary pallbearers were O. L. Er
win, B. H. Freeman, J. H. Tinsley,
Spurgeon Hamlin, R. P. Kilpatrick,
John Smith, C. F. Poole, Sam McCul
lough, Dr. E. S. English, C. W. Plck
elsimer. Miss Bertha Jean Hampton,,
Miss Rachel Orr. Mrs. C. B. Scott, Miss
Elizabeth McCoy, and Miss Charlotte
Patton had charge of flowers. Osbome
Simpson were in charge of arrange
Mr. Deavor was a farmer by voca
tion, but for twelve or more years had
been connected with the town of Bre
vard until his health failed two years
ago. He was a son of the late Capt. J.
P. Deavor, and Mrs. Emma Deavor
Surviving are the widow, one daugh
ter, Miss Emma Deavor of Raleigh,
and two sons, James P. Deavor of
Goldsboro, and Lucian Deavor of Bre
vard. The mother Mrs. Emma Deavor
Patton, one sister, Miss Julia Deavor,
two brothers, John C. Deavor of Uma
tilla, Fla, Robert R. Deavor of Tampa
Fla, and one half-brother, Frank Pat
ton of PVsgah Forest.
New Auto Plates To
Go On Sale Dec. 1st
New 1939 auto license plates have
been received by the local branch of
the Carolina Motor club and will go
on sale December 1, according to Mrs.
Marv Jane McCrary, manager.
The new plates may be used on and
after the first day of December, but
Mrs. McCrary said Saturday that she
had already received several applica
tions for delivery on the first day of
the coming month.
Transylvania county s nurnwr wm
have 271 for serial, with the first plate
sold to be 271-001. All cars and trucks
must have new plates by January 1
Sale of North Carolina state auto
mobile license plates has already ex
ceeded the total of the entire year of
1937, Mrs. McCrary said. Through
November 10 the total was 588,116 com
pared with 582.386 for the same date
last year and 586,685 for the entire
License plates have been handled by
the Carolina Motor club since 1924 and
the total Issued has passed the 5,000,
000 mark. These plates have been
valued at more than 866,000,000.
The 1938 license sale sets a new peak
In North Carolina, It Is the fifth time
the sale has exceeded 500,000
At Boylston Church
Lower District Singing convention
will be held with Boylston Baptist
church Sunday afternoon, Nov. 27, at
Churches and community classes are
Invited to attend the singing which
will be under direction of Robert Mac
key of Plsgah Forest.
Several choirs were present at the
last meeting of the convention, and
Mr. Mackey said the first of the week
that he was expecting a large number
of singers Sunday.
State Commission Turns Down
Requests of Counties
For Big Amount
Transylvania county's claim against
the state highway In the amount of $1.
316.000, was disallowed by the commis
sion at Raleigh on Thursday, along
with other claims from counties in the
state amounting to a grand total of
Transylvania’s claim grew out of the
state taking over the highway system,
and an act was passed in the 1935
session of the legislature setting up a
commission to hear claims of the sev
eral counties In the state.
Transylvania’s claim was based on
money spent for Improving roads, and
equipment which the state took over.
The commission reported that In many
Instances the refunds asked for by
counties Included all the money in
vested in roads over a long period of
years, and that there was no way of
finding a just and equitable plan of
General consensu? of opinion was
that the several counties had received
benefits from the roads built, and that
the state as a unit was now maintain
ing these roads built by county funds,
and providing other arteries of travel,
and that to attempt to pay even a por
tion of the huge amounts asked for
would beggar the state for several
years to come and alt but stop expen
diture on new roads and maintenance.
Buncombe county had the largest
Little hope has ever been held out
locally that the sum asked for In the
request made up from Transylvania
would be paid, and county officials said
they were not surprised at the action
of the commission.
College Students To.
(E. D. O. Brewer)
A special Thanksgiving service is
planned Wednesday morning with Rev.
E. P. Billups making his first appear
ance before the entire student body In H
chapel. Students have been very favor
ably impressed with the Rev. Mr. Bil
lups. Reactions to his services at the
church have been entirely favorable
and there Is a general feeling that he
Is going to be a constructive Influence
in the lives of the students as welt as
In the life of the community.
Following the college's custom of
having prayer service every Wednes
day evening, a special Tranksgiving
service is planned with all the dormi
tory residents meeting together In the
auditorium. The service will Include
the reading of the President's Thanks
giving proclamation, a legend on
Thanksgiving, special numbers by the
college choir, and a presentation of
gifts by the students to the poor of the
community. The gifts will consist of
food and clcthtng and other things
which the students can give. They
will be distributed through the County
Department of Public Welfare.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Allison of North
Brevard announce the birth of a daugh
ter, Nina Lou. on November 21.
Center District B.T.U.
With Cathey’s Creek
Center district meeting of the Bap
tist Training Union will be held at
Cathey’s Creek church, Sunday after
noon, November 27th at 2:30 o’clock.
Devotionals will be led by Hubert
Batson, associatlonal director. Miss
Ruby Whitmire, upper district leader,
will discuss B. A. U. work. Others
taking part on the program win be
Charles Allen, Brevard; Nell Lance,
Cathey’s Creek; Frankie Moore, Carrs
I Hill: and George Simpson, Jr., Bre
Music will be under direction of Miss
Marjorie Hamilton, pianist, and Miss
Marie Galloway, chorister.
REV. C.M. JONES IS :
NEW KIWANIS HEAD
Dr. H. J. Bradley Elected To
The Rev. C. M. Jones, pastor of Bre
vard Presbyterian church, was elected
president of Brevard Klwanls club at
the meeting held Thursday at noon.
Ur. Jones has served the past year as
vice president, and was elected to place
of president by acclamation.
Dr. H. J. Bradley was unanimously
elected vice president, and the follow
ling directors were named: C. E. Buck
ner, E. J. Coltrane, Julian Glazener,
Dr. C. J. Goodwin, J. B. Jones, R. T.
Kirnzey, and Ralph H. Ramsey. Sec
cretary and treasurer will be appoint
ed by the new board of directors at
their first meeting next month.
Retiring officers of the club Include
E. J. Coltrane, president; Robert Kim
zey, secretary; Harry Sellers, treasur
er: Rev. T. C. Elliott, John Bennett,
and Dr. Fred Zachary.
The Rev. E. P. Billups was guest of
Dr. Zachary, and Herbert Finck was
guest of Ralph Ramsey. Thanksgiv
ing dinner was served the Klwanlans
by Mrs. Ethel Harris, as the club will
not meet this week.
The Klwanls club, oldest civic lunch
eon club of the community, has a mem
bership of 84.