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J. B. PICKELSIMER
PURCHASER OF LOT
CORNER OF MAIN ST.
First Cash Sale of Business
V' Property Here Hailed as
Beginning of Activity
OF MODERN BUILDING
It Is Kn^wn That Other Trans
actions of Importance
In the Making
Brevard's first cash real estate
transaction in business property was
consummated here Wednesday when i
Dr. J. B. Pickelsimer purchased the ;
lot at the corner of Main street and J
News Arcade from A. Ficker, of |
Hendersonville. The place is known as '
old Canteen Building, and is consid- 1
ered one of the most valuable corners
in the business district of Brevard.
Amount involved in the transaction
was not given, but assertion was
made that the sale was straight out, ;
there being no trading or exchanging
of property connected with the deal. I
Dr. Pickelsimer has been in the ,
drug business for the past 24 years, '
a portion of the time being spent in j
Asheville, where he had a thriving :
business. He is considering removal j
of his drug business from his present 1
location on East Main street to his
new holdings, but announces that he
has not as yet reached definite decis- i
ion. There is a probability that Dr.':
Pickelsimer will erect a new and 1
modern business house on the valu- 1
able lot which h# has purchased, and J
then move his busienss into the new i
This sale is haled with pleasure by '
the citizens of the town, and this is '
expected to be only a forerunner of . '
many deals now in the making. It is
believed by many people that the next 1
three months will bring about a de- 1
eided change in the real estate field <
here, as all people seem to be im- , '
pressed with the fact that just now is t
the best time in this county's history '<
to buy good business and residential '
MRS. KENNON DIES II
AT PISGAH FOREST
Funeral services for Mrs. Ira C. ;
Kennon, 37, former Brevard woman, 1 ,
who died last Thursday morning at
the home of her mother, Mrs. Emma
Colburn, in Pisgah Forest after an:
illness of two years were conducted
at the home of Mrs. Colburn, Friday
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with thi
Rev. ' Paul Hartsell, pastor of the
Brevard Baptist church, officiating.
Mrs. Kennon was buried at the
Davidson River Cemetery.
Mrs. Kennon is survived by her
husband, two children, Robert Whit
mire and Eva Whitmire and one |
brother. William Wright of James
town, N. Y., and three sisters; Mrs.
L. A. Cook of Jamestown, N. Y., Mrs. j
F. N. Trost of Jacksonville, Fla., and
Mrs. C. C. Morris of Biltmore, N, C., j
and her mother, Mrs. Emma Colburn
of Pisgah Forest.
Pallbearers were: Harry Patton,
Will Stophel, W. E. Breese, T. L. ,
Snelson, T. S. Wood, Beverly
Trantham. Funeral arrangements by
Kilpatrick and Sons.
BOOKS READY FOR
PEOPLE OF COUNTY
Several units of the circulating li
brary which was secured from the
North Carolina Library commission
for the benefit of all the schools of
the county, with the exception of the ;
Rosman and Brevard schools have
been turned in, Prof. J. B. Jones an-;
nounced Tuesday and principals de
siring to obtain them .to use in their
school work are urged to see Prof.
Jones at once.
"First come, first served," Prof.
Jones declared in making the an
The books have created a large
demand . since this service offers all .
the rural schools of the county li- j
brary advantages equal to those j
found in the Rosman and Brevard
WELFARE BOARD IS
DOING DOUBLE DUTY
IN GREAT PROGRAM
Caring for Needy and Cleaning
the Town Through Aid
of the Board
45 MEN WORKING ON
STREETS, VACANT LOTS
Paid In Food and Clothing
Donated by Citizens for
Forty-five men with families have
been enabled to secure work and
thereby supply their dependents with
food and clothing, through the
enterprising work of the Welfare
Board, under the able direction of
Miss Florence Kern who has charge
of the Welfare office, located on News
A splendid plan, affording a two- 1
fold result is being carried out I
extensively. Eight otherwise unem- !
ployed men in immediate need are j
worked on two day shifts, cleaning :
up vacant lots and uncomely places |
in the business district of town. This
work began Wednesday, January 6,
and is to continue for several days
Chief of Police B. H. Freeman has
agreed to supervise the work and he
spends a large amount of time direct- ?
ing the men to do the work properly. j
Every two days, the clean-up squad :
is changed, in order to give as many i
men work as possible. The workers |
are paid with food and clothing, the '
squilavent to fifteen cents an hour. !
Chief Freeman keeps the time book |
for each man and when the two day 1
shift is complete he turns the time |
n to Miss Kern, who either supplies ?
:he workers with the needed items ,
)f food and clothing or gives an j
)rder on a store for the goods.
Many citizens of town have ex- 1
pressed their delight, after noticing i
;he wonderful work which is being |
rarried out. The plan gives much j
leeded employment to family men of I
he county and at the same time j
iffords the town with an unexcelled j
(Continued on buck page)
Plummet's "biggest and best clear- 1
nice sale" begins Friday, Jan. 15
md continues until February 1st, |
iccording to an announcement of :
hat concern in the advertising col- j
imns of this paper.
Officials of the store announce that i
:hey have just finished taking stock j
md" find hundreds of short lots, odd ;
iizes, remnants and broken lots of j
nerchandise which they are anxious i
;o sell in order not to break their ex- J
pressed policy of not carrying over j
joods from season to season.
The Plummer Co. announces that
;hey had a good business year dur
ing 1931 and that they sold more
joods during *31 than in 1930, des
jie the depression.
GET INTO THE RACE
Brevard News Bureau
Raleigh, Jan. 13
Speaking of MacLeans, it develops
that numbers of individuals, leaders |
in the business and economic life of |
the State, have waited upon former j
Governor Angus Wilton McLean, ;
urging him, on the ground that it is j
a civic duty, to become a candidate i
for Governor again. He is said to
have declined to consider the sug
gestion, on the ground that he had
given probably a decade of his life
to public affairs, including four
years as Governor and several as
director of the War Finance Corpora
tion and assistant Treasurer of the
United States, and felt he should de
vote his time to private affairs. He I
might be expected to take the same |
attitude of the position of director of
the Reconstruction Finance Corpor- j
ation, now before Congress, for which '
he is being prominently mentioned. I
The Republican leaders h*we great I
respect for his proven ability, and it I
would not be surprising if the place I
is offered him.
Greenville Men Will be Speakers at
Kiwanis Meeting at Noon Thursday
Dr John M. Holmes, general sec-;
retary of the Greenville Chamber of :
Commerce, will be speaker at the
meeting of the Brevard Kiwanis club (
today at noon. The meeting will be
held at the England Home, with Mrs. i
W. H. Harris as hostess. L. M. j
Glenn, secretary of the Greenville ]
Chamber of Commerce, will accom- 1
pany Dr. Holmes to Brevard, their'
visit here and appearance at the Ki- j
wanis club being in furtherance of
the plan to establish still closer i-.V
tionship between Brevard and Green
Dr. Holmes is recognized as one of
the greatest speakers of the Palmetto
state, and Brevard Kiwanians have
expressed genuine pleasure in secur
ing the learned man for speaker at
Regional Executive A. W. Allen,
of Asheville, leader of the Boy Scout
movement in Western North Caro
line, and General Executive Stuckey
of Atlanta, Ga., will be guest< at
the meeting. ? '
Cotton Mill to Begin Running
Within a Week, Says Mr. Bobo
"We are rapidly clearing the decks
so we can start the mill within a
week," was the heartening statement
made Tuesday by Mr. W. C. Bobo,
newly elected general manager of the
Pisgah Mills here. Mr. Bobo has been
in Brevard since taking over the man
agement of the mill on Wednesday of
last week, and will move his family
to Brevard at an early date.
The large number of people em
ployed in the mills here are highly
elated over the announcement that
work is to be resumed at once, and
the prospects of regular employment
from now on has resulted in estab
lishing an optimistic feeling in the
Greenville newspapers, in making
) mention of Mr. Bobo't" coming to Bre
jvard, have spoken of him as being
'one of the most successful men en
I gaged in the cotton manufacturing
business, and have spoken in highest
terms of him as a citizen. Mr. Bobo
was connected with the Judson Mills
in Greenville for many years, and
was one of the outstanding men in
business and civic affairs of Green
The mill employs about 125 men
CHRIST SCHOOL IS
WINNER IN GAME
Gives Drubbing to Local Quint
Here Tuesday Night ?
Coach Fayssoux's Christ School
Greenies defeated the Blue Devil
Quintet here Tuesday night in a spir
ited basketball contest led by Phelps
and Gaston, Christ School stars, to j
the score of 37-9.
The locals were hopeiessiy out
classed in the first half of the game, |
and the Greenies accumulated a score j
of 22-0 against them. Coach Tilson !
sent Merrill, Neill and Shuford in at j
the beginning of the second half and |
the Greenies found it more difficult i
to score. The Blue Devils tightened
perceptably on defense during the I
latter periods of the game giving the j
Greenies a hard struggle for every ?
score they made.
The final quarter of the game was |
an evenly matched tilt, for Coach ,
Fayssoux replaced his varsity team ;
with the second string and the Blue |
Devils scored against them 7-6 in the j
Merrill, Neill and Pickelsimer were
scorers for Brevard, while Phelps |
and Gaston were high scorers for ;
Brevard (9) Christ School (37) '
Pickelsimer (2) Phelps
Subs: Merrill (5) and Neill (2):
Christ School second string, McFad- :
den, Jarrett, Robertson, Orr and j
Pierce. Referee, H. Clayton; timer,]
Donald Jenkins, score keeper, Batson. ;
Score by quarters:
Christ School ... 10 12 9 6 ? 37 j
Brevard 0 0 2 7?9
HAS NOT CONSENTED j
Raleigh, Jan. 12 ? "If any man;
knows whether or not I shall run for
Governor, he knows more than I do."
Josephus Daniels speaking ? over his
editorial desk ? to this correspondent. I
It came about this way:
Carl Goerch, "original" Washing
ton, N. C., newspaper man, was a
drop-in guest of the Raleigh Kiwanis i
Club. Dr. A. T. Allen, State school
head, asked him if ljis town would
furnish a candidate for Governor, re
ferring, of course, to Representative
A. D. MacLean, of Beaufort. "Nc,"
replied Mr. Goerch, rather emphati
cally. "If you should ask me if your
town, Raleigh, would furnish one, I
would answer "Yes,'' Mr. Goerch ad
ded. He had talked with Mr. Daniels
and some of his friends, it developed.
"His family is holding him back,"
the writer added.
Mr. Daniels admitted that, although
he did not take seriously the sug
gestion that he become a gubernator
ial candidate, at first, he is now
scratching his head over the decision
he has promised delegations visiting
him. He easily shifted the conserva
tion to editorial policy, saying he of
ten lambasted activities of individ
uals which he thought were wrong, at
the same time having the warmest
personr.l feelings for the individual
IMRS. ELBERT BISHOP
VICTIM OF STROKE
Funeral services for Mrs. Elbert
Bishop, 55, who, died Friday after
noon at her home in Cedar Mountain
following a stroke of paralysis, were
held at the Rocky Hill Baptist church
Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock The
services were conducted by Rev. A.
L. Vaughn, assisted by Rev. Mark
Osborne, of Ebenezer, S. C. M'rs.
Bishop was buried in the Rocky Hill
A large number of Mrs. Bishop's
Brevard friends attended the funer
al. Ar:v.r?cments were by Brevard
Mrs. Bishop is survived by her hus
band and several brother".
iBAPTISTS AT ENON
i REORGANIZE WORK
Adopt Budget System and Se-j
lect New Officers for
The introduction of a budget sys
tem in the Enon Baptist church nec
essarily brought about a change of ,
officers. Under the new plan two |
. treasurers are in service. Former j
treasurer, L. F. Lyday, resigned as:
he had been in service for two or i
three years. J. F. Middleton was then I
chosen as Treasurer of local church
finance. Mr. Middleton was the for- j
mer church clerk and offered his |
resignation. J. R. Brown was elected I
church clerk. Carl W. Talley, who was I
already minion treasurer was Re
elected. A finance committe was elect- i
ed consisting of W. L. Talley, N. L. j
Ponder and Miss Garnett Lyday. |
Upon motion by L. F. Lyday the pres- j
ent Sunday school officers and teach- j
ing staff were held for another year.
The office of Sunday school treasurer ,
was discontinued by the budget plan, j
At the morning service Pastor j
J. L. Bragg announced the following ,
names who have completed a W. M.
U. study course and will receive rec
ognition later: Mrs. R. M. Blythe,
Mrs. Frank Coxe, Mrs. Ina Rustin,
Mrs. W. A. Williams, Mrs. J. R.
Brown, Mrs. A. IF. Mitchell, Mrs. j
Perry Cheek, Mrs. J. L. Bragg and j
Miss Jeanette Talley.
Pastor J. L. Bragg was at his best j
Sunday in delivering his message on j
"A Wasted Life", taken from the j
Prodigal Son. He emphasized the fact ;
of one's influence, and how far it j
may project itself to affect many j
a life, and that that is the reason for j
a judgement that" one cannot get his j
full pay at death but his full pay
check must reckon with his works '
that live after.
A good attendance was an encour- 1
aging feature of church and Sunday I
school for last Sunday. The two j
B. Y. P. U.'s and the Sunbeams re- 1
port good work for winter weather. |
WORRIED OVER CUTS j
Brevard News Bureau
Raleigh, Jan. 13
State officials and heads of institut- J
ions are going into "huddles" trying |
to work out plans of operation to
meet the cut in allotments mauii by
Governor Gardner, as director of The
Budget, to about 70 per cent of the
appropriations made by the General
Assembly. The cut was necessary be
cause the revenues are not coming
in as expected, and will necess&vily
result in cutting off workers 01
reducing salaries, or both.
President Frank Graham, of the
State University, has stated that the ;
University will cooperate in every
way possible, but expresses the hope
that some way may be found so _ the
institutions, and departments, which
receive a small part of the total ap
. propriations, will not have to bear the
|big end of the cut. The legislative j
'act prohibits cutting the appropria
tion for public schools, and the debt
[service is a fixed amount and cannot
I be .cut, two items totaling consider
I ably more than half the total ap
MORRIS TO LOCATE j
IN KENTUCKY SOON;
j N. Morris, for the past ten years
one jf the leading business men of
j Brevard, makes announcement that
(he has made arrangements to enter (
'the shoe business in a Kentucky cit>
as soon as he can dispose of his busi
ness here. He is proprietor of. the
Footwear Department of the Ameri
can Sales company, and is now begin
ing a sale of his stock, as announced
in the advertising columns of The
Brevard News., preparatory to closing
out here and going to Kentucky. He
was for a number of years manager
of Patterson's Department Store in
Brevard, later entering business for
Mr. and Mrs. Morris have many
friends in the town and county who
will learn with regri t of thc-ir intent
ion of leaving Brevard.
MASS MEETING TO
BE HELD AT COURT
HOUSE JANUARY 30
General Chairman J. A. Glaz
ener, with Prof. Corbin,
MRS. BATES PATTON IS
HEAD OF WOMEN'S WORK
Five-Ten Year Plan for Agri
culture To Be Thoroughly
Discussed at. Meeting
All farmers, farm women and ;
business leaders of the county are |
called to meet in the Brevard court
house on Saturday afternoon, Jan
uary 30, at which time the Western
North Carolina 5-10 Year Plan will
be discussed as pertains to Transyl
Prof. J. A. Glazener, as generai J
chairman of ? the 'movement; Mrs.
Bates Patton, Chairman of the ladies
organization, and Prof J. F. Corbin,
together with their committees, are
working out details of the meeting, i
Tentative plans call for a survey
of the county by which first hand in- J
formation will be obtained, showing '
kinds and amounts of foodstuffs being',
shipped into this county from outside
sources that could be produced at
home; lack of marketable products
because of non-standardized methods,
and a check-up of possible semi-local
These facts will be gone over and
a general discussion by the farmers
as to possibilities of overcoming these
problems. L. H. McCall, chairman of
the Henderson county organization,
and Noah Hollowell, former editor of
The Brevard News and at preseni
secretary of the Hendersonviili
Chamber of Commerce, together with
a marketing specialist from Green
ville, (S. C.) county, are expected to j
Mrs. Patton, as chairman of thoj
farm ladies movement, is extending
to all ladies of the county committee,!
together with other interested ladie- |
from the various communities, as I
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ON JANUARY 27THI
Brevard attorneys are expecting
the State supreme court to hand
down the appeals of the eight bank i
and county officals January 27 before '
adjourning the 1931 fall terms. The
attorneys in both the Brevard and
Asheville cases were expecting the
decisions last Friday and they now !
look for them in the next group of j
opinions to be handed down.
The court has 78 cases undecided, ,
including the appeals of the eight
bank and county officials. It is '
possible that the court will include
the Brevard bank cases in its batch
of opinions due January 27, although i
this is not certain.
LINCOLN ON LAW
"Let every man remember that to
violate the law is to trample on the
blond of his father, and tc tear the '
charter of his own and his children's ,
liberty Let reverence for the law be
breathed uy every American mother
to the lisping babe that prattles on
her lap. Let it fr.' taught in the schools,
in seminaries, in colleges. Let it be
preached i'rom the pulpit, proclaimed
in the legislative halls, and enforced
in the courts of Justice. And in short,
let it become the political religion of j
the nation, and let the old and the
young, the rich and the poor, the
grave and the gay of all sexes and
tongues and colors and conditions
sacrifice unceasingly upon its alter."
TO RELIEVE NATION
IS BEING FORMED
As 'An Emergency Measure,
Congress Acts Without
Hearing From Home
CITIZEN EXPLAINS THE
PURPOSE OF MEASURE^
Both Parties Give Support to
the Plan ? Relief I?
[ People of the community, deeply
interested in efforts of the Adminis
tration at Washington and the work
ings of the Congress of the United
States to bring relief to the country
through adoption of President Hoov
er's Reconstruction Finance Corpor
ation, have made many inquiries as
to the real meaning of the movement.
The Asheville Citizen declared Wed
nesday morning in an editorial that
the action is (of "purely representa
tive government," in that the Admin
istration and the Congress are plan
ning the huge two billion dollar cor
poration for relief in business, "while
people of the Nation know very lit
tle about the matter."
The Citizen's editorial explanation
is herewith re-published:
"In considering the Reconstruction
Finance Corporation, approval of
which has beq? voted by the Senate,
and which is expected to pass the
House some time this week and be
come law, the public is witnessing the
functioning for once of representa
tive government. That is to say, the
Administration, which sponsored this
bill and the other rehabilitation meas
ures wfrich arc before Congress, and
the members of Congress who are
giving the measures their support
are enacting tremendously important
legislation about which the public
knows very little and concerning
which the public has had practically
no opportunity to inform itself.
"The Reconstruction Finance Cor
poration bill and its accompanying
measures are emergency proposals
( Continued on page four) ?
YOUNG MAN NAMED *
Brevard News Bureau
Raleigh, Jan. 13
The State of North Carolina was
shocked Tuesday morning to learn
of the sudden death of State Treas
urer Nathan O'Berry, 75, at his
Goldsboro home, and surprised two
days later when Governor Gardner
announced the appointment of Jobn
P. Stedman, 37 year old Raleigh
banker, active vice-president in
charge of the Raleigh branch of the
N. C. Bank and Trust Co. as his suc
The surprise was that such a young
man was named, coming after terms
of office of two older men, the late
B. R. Lacy and Captain O'Berry. both
of whom were high in esteem and
love of the people of the State. Mr.
Stedman, native of Oxford, N. C-,
graduate of the State University, saw
military service on the Mexican bor
der and in France, and started hi*
banking career in Washington, N. C,
coming to Raleigh five years aga.
Captain O'Berry had mentioned hi?
as a possible successor and Governo;*
Gardner, conferring with former
Governor McLean, in whose banking
system Mr. Stedman was employed,
did not hesitate to appoint him. Mr.
Stedman resigned a post paying him
$8,500 a year, from which he bad
taken a voluntary cut to take the
State post at $4,500. He announces
that he will be a candidate to suc
ceed himself in the June primary.
Forty Undernourished Children Are
Being Supplied With Food Daily
Forty undernourished children arc 1
being supplied with healthful, nour- (
ishing hot soup and lunches daily by
the ladies of the Parent-Teacher
association, officials of that organiz
ation announced Wednesday.
This plan is being carried out each
year by the Parent-Teacher associa
tion for the benefit of tj^e students
without propy food and in the Bre
vard Primary and Grammar grades. 1
In previous years when the plan has
been used extensively, decided prog
ress was noted in the children's gen
era! health after 1-hey had advantage
of the lunches for several weeks.
Mrs. H. E. Eiwin, chairman of the
Social Service Committee; has an
nounced that the following willsvve
lunches during the week of Jan. 18
through the 22:
Monday, Jan. 18 ? Mrs. H. E. Er
Tuesday Jan. 19 ? Mrs. J. M. Alli
Wednesday, Jan. 20 ? Mrs. J. E.
Waters and Mrs. R. L. Nicholson.
Thursday. Jan 21 ? Mrs. H. E. Nor
wood and Miss Geneva Neill.
Friday Jan. 22 ? Mr Chrrle?
Pickelsimer and Miss Ethelvn Pick
Funds that made possible this "?
good work were earned by the Par
ent-Teacher association in their earn
est work with the Christmas Seal
sale, drive, Home Journal subscrip
tions and the Forget-Mo-Not sale
which they sponsored here.
The ladies of the association arc
to be highly commended for their
work in providing the lunches foe the
undernourished children, since in
many cases the children thus cared
for, have very little breakfast and
supper and otherwise would not get
'any dinner at all.
j Dr. Charles L. Newland, county
I health officer, will deliver a health
'talk to tfie Brevard Parent-Teachcr
association at the Elementary bund
ling, Monday, Jan. 18, at three o'clock
I when the association holds it regular
| monthly meeting. Rev. Paul HartseTl
. will have charge of the devotional
I Officials of the association urge
'every member to be present for the
meeting to hear Dr. Newland'a
: sjv-och and to participate in the
school discussions to be offered