EXPONENT OF TRAN
Tbe Aim U FmaIoi^'
and SincMrity. ^
BREVARD, N^ C.,
FRIDAY, JULY 15, 1921
J.C. WHITMIRE SEEKS
Sa^B Linney Failej To Measure Up
In Final Te«| — Quit Cold Bo-
The office of county superintendent
of public welfare has been discontin
ued for this county. A joint meet
ing of the board of education and
county 'commissioners was called to
consider this question last Monday.
No action being taken, the office auto-
GOVERNOR FIXES .
Personnel of Committees In Various
Districts Now Shows Decided
Whether or Not Extra SeMion of
Legislature Will Be Called Will
Be Decided July 14.
tendency to fill vacant
places on schoo committee boards
TESTIMONY SHOWS THAT LIN-! matjcally falls within the duties of women ‘ was exemplified
NEY REPUDIATED L E T T E R. * the county superintendent of schools. | the recent appointments
I made by the county board of edu-
j cation. While men still hold the large
OXRORD SINGING CIASS |
majority of places, compared with
only a few years ago when men oc-
(H. E. Bryant in Asheville Citizen).
WASHINGTON, July 6. — The
Linney case is attracting much at
tention in the state. Henry Lincoln
(By M. L. Shipman)
Raleigh/N. C., July XI, 1921 —
Governor Morrison has fixed July 14
as the d^te for final decision on the
proposition of convening, or declin
ing to call, the General Assembly in
extraordinary session for the purpose
of correcting the record touching the
The singing class of the Oxford Or- cupied the whole field the number of enactment of the Municipal Finance
*“ K I nhanaffe will give a concert at the Au- women now on the boards seems al- Act. Several municipalities have
Johnson s part in calling off t e . ^ P ^ ^ j j j most like a revolution in educational furnished the data asked for by the
C.rolma„.^es» st^ fte de^ ^ I„ five distriots this new ten- Council o'f State, vvhile others indi-
TdLler in% n«" Masons. ' dency ha, been obeyed in the «lec- ‘ cate a willingness to take chances on
!hm^^r’at GhcrrvLfd Transyl-i From some comments already pub- tion of individuals to direct school runnmg-the gauntlet until the re-
chand.se at Chcrr^eld Iransyl , it ..atters- ! Bular session .assembles in Januay,
’ ' appears to be up to the ittsual high , committeemen given ! 1923. . Asheville, Raleigh, High Point
standard. All who attend can be sure below, most of the appointmients and Winston-Salem present the stron
of an evening of Teal enlertaimnent, re-appointmfents have been made for Sest arguments for an extra session,
besides having the satisfaction of period of three years. Other cases ' there is an impression here that
Simmons as follows
“At your conveni€«»ce, I would ap
preciate very much for you to send
me Henry Lincoln Johnson’s photo- .
graph. I want t* liave this thing i
Allard and Milas Allison, brothers,
have formed a partnership to estab
lish a. regular auto passenger schedule
IcUvten Brevard and Hendersonville.
The service will probally be inau-
^;uarated this week.
It is planned to start the enterprise
on a small scale, increasing the ser
vice according to the demands of
the public. At firs t only one five-
;^asi;3nger car will be used, but it is
hoped that the traffic soon will justify
the introduction of more vehicles
OLD HOME DAY IN
BreVard Club Takes Step For Big
Holiday Occasion — Committee
Appointed for Arrangements:
BRETARD SCORES ,
IN LEAGUE GAMES
Fast Ball Playing on Local diamond
Results In Two to One For ^
WILLIAM MARCHANT BREAKS
THE TIE WITH A HOME RUN.
con Lribiiting to a wortby cause.
enlarged and placed in my store so ; |\ripn|np flTADY DV
our western radicals can gaze at their | UiaIV D 1
ally <>ecaaonally.” 1
"by fhe visiting team, all of whom
Avcre thoroughly drilled and carried
ont fneir parts to perfection. A
iarcre numbcT of the 1 ocal Juniors
were present and witnessed the in- >
tresttsTiinp: ceremonies. i
Ari address wclcome was made
by Cvainciior C.O. Robinson, respon- |
(le.'i to l:>y captain Reynolds, and au
TiSdrcss On juniorism was made Tjy |
Chas. B. Deavcr.
liefresliments consistinsr of lemon-
. As Linney testimony before the |
senate committee gradually trickles ,
out it is all the Jn»re certain that his |
feet became cold, and he refused to
take the gaff. Marion Butler and ■
Ike Meekins are the only anti-negro j
republicans in the state according to , —
the records Jhewj. » j A Junior degree team of 11 men,
Mr. Linney, as hias been said, dis- with Mr. Reyirolds as captain, visited
claimed any responsibility for the
famous letter. He explained that A.
E. Holton ^vas in charge of the
Greensboro headquarters when it was
■^he letter was not written by me
and I had no knowledge of it nntil
after it had been published and was
in circuUvtk-n for s6me days. I had
given Mr. Holton authority to sign
my name chairman to any docu
ment he desired to issue when I was
forced to ItKve headquarters on ac
count of illness. I did not repudiate
it tiecause 1 did not think the writer’s
purpose was to agree to eliminate the
iiej:To voter Init the negro issue.^*
T2iat is t'h'c way he stated.
Before the committee Mr. Linney
told, with pride of his fight against
the constitutional amendment in
1900, disfranchising illiterate ne
groes and the efforts of his
father, the fjt»llowing year, to force
the south to let the negro vote.
He said if the illiterate negro is
to be disfranchised he would also bar
the illiterate w¥ite man, but he favors
an educational qualification. He
would appeal tti Congress for federal
interference in state elections.
He admitted that North Carolina
had had period of negro domina
He pledged himself to prosecute
white registrars fw refusing to reg
Mr. Linney made it plain that he
would disfranchise the ignorant white
if ignorant blacks aij- to be barred.
“The republican party of the state
f-roi*' an educational qualification,”
iic IcstlfiOd. “This is for all voters,
i '!>- '"I' to criy that I do not favor th%
vr’ir?',' cf iliitarate voters in North
There has been some difference of
_qpinion as to what Mr. Linney did
say on this subject.
“I believe most thoroughly,” said
he, “in the negro acquiring a political
and -personal status.”
“If my nomination is confii’med,”
Mr. Linney promised, “It will be my
purpose to honestly and impartially
enforce the law v/ithout regard to
race or color. If I had information
that anyone had refused to a colored
man the right to register to vote on
account of his race or color, I would
not neglect to prosecute him any'tnore
than I would a man who had been
found runfling an illicit distillery.”
Mr. Linney, interpreting his letter,
said he ‘‘leter dreamed there was
any purpose anyvvhere to disqualify
any qualified voter.”
All of this pleased Henry Lincoln
Johnson and the other-negroes. They
felt that Mr. Linney had eaten a good
b'iV of crow, anjd that made them glad.
I are specified. In most instances only
I one appointment was necessary, the
! other places not being vacant.
I Turkey Creek: A. E. England, re-
; Blantyre: Mrs. C. F. Baldwin.
1 Penrose; John Wilson.
! Boilston: W. A. Baynard,- re-ap
j Brevard: Cs IM. Cooke, re-appoin-
I Davidson River: Miss Annie Gash.
! English Chapel :J. R. Englis)k, re-
Brevard last Sattrrday and met with appointed,
Transylvania Coxincil, No. 367. Three . Selica: Mt s. C. R. Sharp,
begrees were eor.fered on two candi- } Calvert' E. J. Whitmire, re^appoin-
dates. The degree work was put on
Aslievllle JttnioTs T'sike Part In Cere»
monies — Local Lodge Growing
RosmaD'. Will Glazener.
Round Top: Carl Allig»n, re-ap
Island Ford: Mrs. F. B<enderson.
i Dunns Creek: A. S. Haamet, re-ap
■pointed; Dave wilson, aprpeinted for
I two years.
Carsan Creek: W. P. Clark, re-ap
: pointed; F. Carson, appointed for
j two yeiRTs.
i Ea^ Tork: Mrs. J. A. Oillespie.
1 Oak Forest: Elza CasselH
the call^ if made at all, will not be
made for the cities alone.
It is pointed out that the cities and
towns of the State usually find a
way out of financial difficulties and
that local banks would doubtless ex
tend whatever credit may aetualJy be
needed to prevent seriou^ ^handicap.
T)ie extra session idea is not popular
anywhere. The members are them
selves opposd to it. If the necssity
for such a course filially appears many
legislators would have the operations
limited to passing the Municipal Fin
ance Act. Others want some enact
ments of the regular session repealed.
Some of them expect to introduce
new legislation. Therefore, it is
reasonale to expect that the entire
twenty days would be spent in enact
ing new laws and repealing old ones.
Twenty days notice is required in
convening General Assembly* in e:c-
traordinary session, so there is no pro
bability of the “meeting” before the
middle of August. The best guess
would be October, for Raleigh is not
a cool pl»ce during the summer
months. The heat has been unus-
^cially oppressive here the past few
weeks and mountaineers have been
longing for the hills.
( The ©pen shop fight between prin-
! ters and employers here contir/aes
•' with ucabated velocity. The em-
ade, cake and ice cream, followed by
cigars and cigarettes, were very much i Old Toxaway J. D, Morgan rc-ap-
enj.oyed hy members and visitors. , pointjeQ.
At the mei3ting on Saturday night, ; Pleasant Hill: T. S. iTalloway re-
July 2, tbe following re-elected of- • appointed. | ployers claim that they are develop-
ficexs wore installed: j R'^oTsinson: H. S. McCsill, re-apptoin- ^ ^ new organization and that the
Councilor,C. 0. Robinson; cTiap-! "t^d; H. Kitchen, appointed for • strike really ended when the two
lain, tj. P. Mt?son; trustee, J.P. Mason. | two years. | ^veeks notice given the printers to re
The following were elected and ! Pine Grove: C. A. McCall,
installed: ? Shoal Creek: W. A. "IMcCall. ;
Owen : W. M. McCall, re-appointed.) unavailable and that no strike-
Quebec: T. C. McCall, re-appoin- | ■breakers of consequence have taken
At the regular meeting of the Bre
vard Club Tuesday night, plans were
definitely made for a “Home Day” in
Brevard at some date in August.
A committee to make arrangements
for the occasion was appointed, con
sisting of the following members:
W. E. Breese, Chairman; T. H.
Shipman, Treasurer; R. H. Zachary,
«'J. H. Klueppelberg, Wm. A. Band,
P. White, C. B. Deaver, D. L. Eng
lish, C. S. Osborne, w'ith the President
J. M. Allison^ and Secretary, H. C.
Ranson as ex-officio members of the
It is planned to make this the big
gest holiday ever seen in this town, a
real home day, when the county-fam
ily and all its connections will get to
gether at the old home town in a gen
eral love feast.'
The committee is going into the pre
paratiOns with the idea of making a
.'-uccess, well assured beforehand, or
While details are not yet definite,
tt is understood in the general plans
that there will be a barbecue, that a
good band will be employed, and that
baseball will be a feature as well as
other athletic events.
Chairman Breese announces that
lie will call a meeting in the very near
futiire of the committee to decide on
more definite plans.
5 turn expiired. The printers, on the
otber hand, contend that capable help
lu a fast, closely contested game
of ball on the local diamond Wednes
day afternoon Brevard defeated Hen
dersonville, the score being two to
The game lasted about an hour and
a half, and seldom have the fans and
near-fans had the privilege of witnes
sing here anything in the sport line
more tensely interesting. Gudger
for Brevard and Hatcher caught
as usual. Hendersonville’s batteries
were Houston and Morris. It was a
tug between' these two batteries that
kept onlookers holding their breath.
But “Big Jim” laid himself out on his
work as if he taken a solemn vow, an 1
for a long time it was impossible for
Hendersonville to get as far as first
base. Houston pitched a good game,
too^ but his arm lacked the dynamic
power wihch seems to be inexhausti
ble in Gudger’s.
Up to the latter half of the sixth
inning it was nothing to nothing.
Then Brevard went to the bat and
made one. After that there was no
change till the beginning of the ninth,
when Hendersonville scored one. In
terest was now at fever heat. Two of
' Brevard’s men went down and the tie
still remained. Then William Mar-
chant went to the bat, with no^dy on
on bases. Two strikes were against
him, and the prospect of of a tenth
or eleventh inning looked large. Sud
denly the tense spectators saw the
bail speed from the pitcher’s hand;:
saw the bat swing, Jieard the sharp
blow of the bat against the ball,,
and saw the sphere start on its orbit-
apparently around the sun. It rose,
flew high into the air, crossed center
field and descended into the woods
beyond. When finally it came back
in a vain effort to reach the catcher
and landed within the diamond, Wil
liam was back at home base from
which he had started,
j Then the crowd went wild. The tie
was broken, and' Brevard had one
more milestone on its way to the pen
Vice Councilor, Carl Fortune; re-
eordrng serottiry, II. H. Cunningham;
inside sentinel, C. J. Pitman.
The lodge "here is reported to be in
a thriving condition. Every Saturday
night the meetings are well attended,
there are 200 or more mem’bSrs in
good standing, and the iiuraber
Oakland: E. D. Reid, re-appointed.
the places vacated by them on May
1st. The contending parties seem
Meeting of W. N. C. Organization at
Hendersonville Well Attended—
Good Brevard Delegation.
Muntvale: Elza Casli, re-appointed.J nearer together today than the^y'
I Lake Toxaway: C. L. Sanders,
i Uuion: George Alexander, re-ap
pointed^ J. T. Lyda, atppointed for
I two years.
' Cettor Mountain: G. W. Bishop, re-
Laurel Creek: Sherre’il Allison.
I were ten weeks ago. Instead of ap-
; proaching an agreement, the breach
; appears to be widening. Tiic prin-
i ters want to work eight hours a day
[ for five and a half days, taking Sat-
j urday afternoon c-ff each week with
out pay. The employers insist upon
Little River: T. L. Prcklesimer, re-; four hoxrrs more time per w'eek and
In last week’s issue The News er
roneously gave the maiden name of
Mrs. Ida Hunt as Miss Ida Hunt,
should have been Miss Ida Sitton
ConTenlen't Gathering Place on Broad
Eqntpped With Lights, Seats and
yiSTins of R»dreation.
The v/ooded lot, occupying about a
quprter of a block on Broad street,
adjacent to the lot on v/hich C. M.
Cooke’s rec-idence is situated, has
been lent to the toi^ by R. W.
Everett to be used as a small park or
fathering and resting place for Bre
vard citizens, visitors and children.
The offer was made by Mr. Everett
some time ago, w’hen the general sub
ject of parks was under discussion,
and the idea immediately found
favor with the Brevard Club, which
had s committee for such purposes.
The town authorities also took up the
proposition and >went to work to
make the ground ready.
The grove has been well cleaned
ont, and thirty-one 60-inch seats-have
been placed on the lot. It is planned
also to provide gymnastic poles for
the boys to exercise on and sand
piles for a children’s pla^^ground.
The Brevard Light and Power com
pany has generously offered to in
stall lights in the park free of cahrge,
and water can be obtained at the
nearest corner of the school grounds.
It is beleived that such a recrea
tional ground hag been badly .needed
in Brevard and that it will prove a
I v^:luabl2 r.u:nn;er attract'on.
Mine Mountain: Alraander
Crary , re-appointed.
Evereti School, colored: Hilliard
Mooney, Lewis Smith, and James
Brevard, colored: Arthur Heffner,
OVER 50 MEMBERS ADDED TO
CHURCH AT PISGAK FOREST.
A protracted meeting of more than
usual interest closed at th« Baptist
church at Pisggh Forest last Sunday
night. There were altogetlier fifty-
one additions to the church — 35 by
baptism and 16 by letter and restora
tion. On Sunday morning Ijefore
the Close of the meeting thirty-two
persons vrere baptized in the "^ters
of Davidson River, not far from the
The pastor, Rev, E. G. Ledford,
was assisted in the revival by Rev,
Lunsford of Mars Hill and Rev, J. E.
Dupree of Calvept, pastor of Mount
Moriah and Catheys Creek churches.
During thp first week the preaching
was done alternately by Mr. Luns
ford and Mr. DuPree, , Through
out the second week Mr. DuPree oc
cupied the pulpit in all the services.
A remarkable thing about this meet
’"rg was the V.terest displaye ’ by the
young men and women., Of the
"hirty-two candidates baptized on
Sunday morn’n?'. the majoritv belong
to th’s r
tliere “comes the rub.”
The State Highway Commission is
Sending difficulty in the location of
Toads in various sections of the Stat«»
Tl]|e Commission was in session here
ecveral days last week hearing com
plaints of interested citizens from
Glevcland, Mecklenburg, Gaston, Ire
dell, Johnson and other counties ask
for early action on requests for per
mission to proceed in the construc
tion of numerous highways lately pro
posed. A State Highway Commis
sioner has little opportunity to re
cline upon a bed of roses and the
wonder is that more of them have not
followed the lead of Wor^ H. Wood
in sliding out of the trouble.
The Corporation Commission is
standing pat On its decision not to
permit the Bell Telephone Company
to increase rates to the extent pro
posed notwithstanding the action of
the Bell in appealing from the find
ings of the Commission to the Federal
court. The Commission • its an
swer to the telephone company on
Friday and sustains its contentio::"
mighty well. The Com.mission lets
the Bell know where to get off and
makes the v/ekin ring in “calling to
bcoka” the parent organization.
The bankers of Western North Car
olina met in Hendersonville on last
Saturday evening at the Hodg\vell
They had a business meeting anl
M. D. Cowan of Sylva presided at
Some forty bankers were represen
ted besides the visiting bankers from
the central and eastern part of the
The Brevard Banking Company
wsLs represented by R. R. Deaver, J.
S. Silversteen and T. H. Shipman.
There were several prominent men
of Western North Carolina as invited
E. W. Ewbank, esq., of Henderson-
v^ille. Hidden Ramsey, of Asheville,
Judge Stephens of Asheville, N. Buck
ner of Asheville and W, E, Breese of
Brevard made short addresses before
From the reports given by the dif
ferent Bankers, it shows that Wes
tern North Carolina is doing very
well under the present trying condit-
?ons, and that this section is in much
better condition than many other sec
tions of the Country.
Clement, who hn recently
recruiting scrv’’e for the
"lending a short
\fter his furlou"^’
^OUTS W4N AGAIN
The Boy Scouts of Brevard defe
ated the Boy Scouts of Camp Tran
sylvania on tliei latter’s diamond Mon
day afternoon, ten to three. .
At the end of the ninth inningsl th-j
score was three to f'-ree. , In the tenth
inning the Brevard Scouts brtoke the
tie tile with seven scores.
Batteries we-_: for Brevard EtS^
enne Cloud and Louis Osbo>me; for
Transylvania, Wheman , Ross and
The Brevard Scouts will play at
French Broad Ca.mp ncut Monday
REV. WILLIS CLARK
I CONDUCTS MKIOK
Asheviile Ministe*i Preaches Series
of Evangeliftic Sermon^ At
Rev. Willis Clark of Asheville clos
ed a mission, or series of evangelistic
services, at the Episcopal church Wed
The services began on Sunday night
and the sermons were in a connect
ed series, leading up to a climax in
the last. The subjects of these dis
courses taken in their order were:
The call to repentance by John the
Baptist, the visitation of Jesug and
how to recognize it, choosing and re
fusing Jesus Christ, and the confes
sion and service of Jesus through the
The services were well attended,
and the interest aroused was evident
Mr. Clark spoke with great earnest
ness, with the mannjer of one who is
possessed with a message of impor
tance. He was clear, simple and
convincing in his prercntation of
truths,'and at times t’ o fervor and
eloquence of his wor \ were deeply
On Tuesday after ',n Mr. Clark
spoke on Divine he^li He stated
his faith in the prom: ,es in the Bible
regarding the restoration to health
in answer to prayer,,and related a
number of interesting cases which
have come under his own observation.
At the clase this lecture, several
persons went fc’ /rrd f'~r prayer for
the healing of dis3ase.
MEETING AT CATHEYS CREEK.
A revival meeting will begin at
Catheys Creek Baptist Church next
Sunday. Rev. J. E. DuPifee, the
pastor, will be assisted by Rev. E.
G. Ledford of Pu^ah Forest. The
mating will continue for at least
one week, and may cpntinae till the
end of the secj:<nd week. »