BREVARD, N. C. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1922
Held at AethelwoM Hotel—Eathu*
siasm Manifested—Noted Speak
ers—To Raise $2,500
More than one hundred enthu
siastic citizens in attendance at the
Brevard “Booster" banquet held on
Tuesday night, February 7, resolved
to raise $2,500 for the purpose of
putting on a comprehensive adver
tising campaign for Brevard and
Transylvania county and otherwis^
spreading broadcast the news of the
wonderful climate and great advan
tages offered the pleasure-seeker.
Accomplishment of the enthusias
tic assemblai^ was threefold. The
first was the appointment of a com
mittee to look after the finances of
putting on the advertising campaign;
second, the appointment of a com
mittee to confer with the Brevard
board of Aldermen, urging that a
municipal swimming pool be con
structed; and a third committee will
investigate the advisability of build
ing a golf course for Brevard.
W. E. Breese acted at toastmaster
and in his opening remarks stated he
had never seen such an enthusiastic
meeting at this place. Talks were
made in favor of the movements by
men and women and^business and
professional citizens who have the
growth of the community at heart.
The meeting, which was held at the
Aethelwold hotel, was the first of a
series of assemblages to be held for
the purpose of devising ways and
means for advertising this city and
One of the chief speakers on the
program was Chas. A. Webb, of Ashe
ville. His address was well received
by the eager listeners.
The address of Mr. J. H. Wood,
division passenger agent for the S.
railway was delivered in his ■: 1
good form and he told of the adv ri's-
ing of this section which is being done
by the railway company. On Fr'
ary 25 at St. Augustine, Fla., a :r.c:t
ing of railway officials of the south
east will be held, said Mr. Wood. At
this gathering he will ask that the rail
ways grant special fares to tourists.
He believes this will be a great at
traction for tourists to the resorts of
Western North Carolina.
Other speakers were: C. B. Dea-
ver, who urged the development of
our waterfalls by harnessing them,
and the development of our natural
resources; he pointed out that Bre
vard is naturally a winter resort as
well as a summer playground. Billie
Davis, Vice-president of the Pisgah
^ank, believes that Brevard was cap
able of accomplishing anything un
Several of the Sunday school class
ea were entertained last Saturday
spective teachers last Saturday
night in various ways and places.*
Miss Smith’s and Miss Floyd’s
classes mtde candy in the kitchen.
Miss Atkin’s cla^s entertained Mr.
Orr’s class in the Taylor Hall sitting
room. Mr. and Mrs. Gray’s classes
met at the Gray cottage. Miss Da
vis’ class of boys disported them
selves over in the Domestic Science
kitchen. Miss Alma Trowbridge’s
class met at her house and Mrs. C.
H. Trowbridge's class of the younger
boys met at her house. Miss Long
and Miss Whisnant had a candle
light party in the dining room. All
reported a jolly evening.
Miss Ruby Lowder of Sumpter, S.
C., is a recent arrival at B. I. for the
second half of the year.
Loren and Gilbert Kitchen spent
the week end with their parents at
LADIES AID SOCIETY
Meeting of Board of Directors. Up-
to-date Equipment Installed—
The ladies of Oak Grove church
met at the home of Mrs. Jasper Orr
Monday afternoon and organized a
Ladies Aid Society. Fourteen were
present and elected officers as fol
lows: Mrs. J. L. Saltz, president;
Miss Mertis Ballard, secretary; Mrs. j
Jasper Orr, treasurer. They will j
meet with Mrs. Orr again the last]
Monday in February at 3 o’clock P.
M. All new members as well as old
will find the door of welcome thrown
The many friends of Coleman Gal
loway wish to announce hi’n a? r.
candidate f<?r ♦h'’ Ctr.tc: Ecuatc.
ItiTr. Galloway has beeft a hard work
er for the Dc locratic party and is
a deserving young man.
MR. F. J. HAY PASSES AWAY
Rev. John Hay has^ been called
aw^ay by the death of his father, Fre
deric Jay Hay, which, occured on
Sunday night at the Manse, Morris
town, Tenn., the home of his son,
Rev. Sam Hay. He had been in fail
ing health since leaving Brevard over
a year ago and the end was not un
Rev. Mr. Hay left here Monday
morning to join his brother at Ase-
ville and accompany the remains to
The Pisgah Bank opened for busi
ness on Wednesday, February 1,
1922. They have installed all up-to-
date equipment and have an attrac
tive banking, room, equipped with
A meeting of the Board of Direc
tors was held Wednesday morning
and was well attended; every mem
ber of the board being present ex
cept Mr. Plummer, who was in Fla.
at the time. The enthusiasm -shown
and the interest taken in this new en
terprise is very encouraging to those
interested in the success of the bank.
Mr. Billy Davis'^of Sylva, Vice-presi
dent is actively employed by the bank
and expects to make Brevard his
home. Mr. Davis has had 14 years
experience in banking and comes well
recommended and we feel that Trans
ylvania will gain a valuable citizen
by his coming.
Mr. Hamlin, who is cashier of the
new bank is well known to all of
Transylvania’s citizenship and busi
ness interests, having been Register
of Deeds of this county for four years
and having practiced law for a num
ber of years in ^is county since the
expiration of his term as Register of
The president of the Pisgah Bank
is Mr. J. H. Pickelsimer whose official
connection with the institution brings
to the asset of his experience of a
number of years of successful manage
ment of private business affairs and
others of a public nature which have
meant a great deal for the develop?
ment of Transylvania County and
this section of the state.
The officers of the bank report that
they have a continued growth in de
posits every day since the day of
their opening. The first depositor in
the new institution was a boy from
the Little River section by the name
of Charlie W. McCrary.
A BIRDS EYE yiEW OF THE RE
SOURCES OF TRANSYLVANIA
COUNTY, N, C.
DR. WALLIS WRITES:
Liberty Hill, S. C., where the inter-
Ralph R. Fisher explained I ment was to take place. It will be
his great pride over the fact that he j remembered that Mr. and Mrs. Hay,
is a Transylvanian. Rev. Chas. C. | Sr., made their home among us for j
Smith urged local pride, community j some time and their many friends
co-operation and more energetic fel- j extend their sympathy to the bereav-
lowship. Dan’l Leon English made ed family and mourn \rith them.
a forceful argument for more civic ,
pride, closer communication and less c. Seagle, Gertrude Falls, Mrs. Welch
personality. Mrs. W. J. Wallis urg- Galloway, Mrs. Z. W. Nichols, F. D.
ed a golf course. Mrs. H. N. Carrier | Clement, Win. A. Band, Dan’l Leon
and Dr. W. J. Wallis were in favor of , English, Mrs. D. L. English. D. H.
better means of transportation. J. | Gilliland, Fred Harris, S. O. Ingram,
W. Smith urged a swimming pool, i Ralph H. Zachary, Ralph R. Fisher,
Ralph R. Zachary pointed out the val B. S.'Leiper, from the Asheville Citi-
xie of proper advertising and useless- ' zen, Chas. P. White, Jos. E. Harris, A.
ness of improper advertising. C. C.' e. Hampton, J. H. Wood, Asheville,
Hodges and daughter urged better Mrs. W E.. Breese, W. E. Breese,
roads and Mr.* McLeod spoke of the Chas. A. Webb, Lee A. Falls, F. P.
value of outdoor athletics. Prayers Sledge, A. W. Barnett, chief, J. W.
were offered by Rev. L. A. Falls and Smith, Mrs. J. W. Smith, Dr. Wm.
Rev. John C. Seagle. . Lyday, Tillie H. Lyday, B, W» Tran-
The assemblage was deleightfully en tham, V. Fontaine, P. H. Dinwiddie,
tertained by the Melton sisters by Vera Melton, Nelle Melton, Dr. T. J.
Violin, piano and solos. Summey, Mrs. J. W. Burnett, Mrs.
A vote of thanks was unanimously W. H. McCoy, C. C. Hodges, Mrs.
tendered to the committee on arrange Hodges, O. Duclos, Milan Nicholson,
ments, the Melton sisters and to the Roscoe L. Nicholson, Dr. W. J. Wallis,
management of the Aethelwald for L. B. Wallis, Chas. E. Orr, Chas. B.-
the delightful banquet, etc. $78.00 Deaver, Gertrude Allison, Mr. and
was received from the guests. \ Mrs. L. K. Allison, Mrs. J. S. Brom-
Those who registered at this ban- field, J. S. Bromfield, Mrs. Hinton Me
quet are as follows; \ Leod, Hinton McLeod, Dr. J. H. Mc-
Mrs. Chas. C. Smith, Rev. Chas. C. Lean, Lewis P. Hamlin, Billy Davis,
iSmith, Mrs. J. A. Miller, Mr. J. A.' J-B. S. McIntosh, C. M. Siniard, F. E.
Miller, H. C. Ranson, Mrs. H. C. Ran B. Jenkins, James P. Deaver* Mrs. W.
son, Mrs. 0* L. Erwin, Mr. 0. L. Er- J* Wallis.
win, W. H. Grogan, Jr., Mrs. W. H.: When the questions as mentioned
Grogan, Jr., Mrs. L. D. Lyons, Dick were put to a rising vote approval
Zachary, S. F.. Allison, Fred Johnson, was unaninapus. Fqllpwing are the
Mrs. Fred Johnson, Alex H. Kizer, committees appointed: Finance, S.
Mrs. S. M. MacFie, S. M. MacFie, Mrs M. Macfie, T. H. Shipman, and Lewis
hos. H. Shipman, Thos. H. Shipman, P. ilamlin;. swimming pool, R. R-
rs. F. W. Rennell, Rfidgeport, Conn. Piahelr,^ John W; Smi|^ and B. H.
Mrs. H. N. Carrier,* Mrs. R. H. Mor- Zachary; golf course, J. A. Miller, C.
Vow, R. H. Morrow, Mrs. A. B. Riley, T. White, and M. Mcljcod. /
R. B. Lyon, Mrs. R. B. Lyon, Mrs. E. j The banqtiet ended with two songs
Blythe, Mrs. J. M. Allison. J. M. ■ Carolina and Dixie.
Allison, Mrs. Wm. A. Band, Rev. J. , Se<;retary.
In view of the health reports from
various centres it is "well to consider
our own position as to the most for
midable scourge of recent years. I
refer to influenza with its invasion
of the whole world for two years.
It is not necessary to dwell upon its
revages and great mortality nor
upon its sequels for it has left its
victims permanently impaired for life
as to vitality and also the long train
of disabled organs and functions of
the body. One thing as all may re
member is its invasion of the pul
monary tract with a toxin that was
hard to combat in the most skillful
hands. In common v/ith other malig
nant diseases as for instance, diph
theria, it no doubt invades the struc
tural inte^ity of the nerves them
selves and thus impairs tHeir func
tional activity. I do not think the pro
found depression of nerves centres
and embarrassment of the heart and
breathing can be accounted for on
any other grounds. This as in diph
theria is manifested at all times in
grS&t prostration and in some in
stances by- complete paralysis of
groups of muscles. HaviAg dwelt
thus long on its great powers for
evil it behooves us to consider means
of condemning it. As in other diseas
of like potency it is well to remember
that a body whose books balance as
to income and outgo is in good con
dition to withstand any form of in
vasion. From this standpoint resemb
ling any business organizations. To
attain this state of wellbeing avoid
excessive fatigue. Keep the surface
of the body clear,Hhe orifices of the
body, as for instance nostrils and
throat clean. Eat enough but not
too heavily, live in clean surround
ings ; I- refer to air and the premises
adjacent to dwelling places. Durinpr
the terrible days when influenza had
us all in suspense a number of the
best authorities did not credit the
serums then brought to notice a;
being of great value. From my vcr7
limited opportunities of observatior!
and use of similar means in pulmoif-
ary troubles since then I would
stro^ly jdvige. that they be used.
' • J '' / Sincerely,
W. J. WALLIS '
The healthful, beautiful and pro
gressive county of Transylvania is
richer in scenery,'water power and
other natural resources th^ any
other county in the great Old North
The beautiful and fertile valleys
of the French Broad and Davidson
Rivers are surrounded by the gran
deur of the Blue Ridge and the sub
limity of the Applachain mountains
—^their circling crests and towering
peaks—their rugged cliffs and dark
some gorges—all shrouded in a man
tle of azure haze—^fascinates the ad
miring eye, thrills the heart and soul
of the beholder, who here sees these
wonders of nature in^ their greatest
magnificience and splendor.
These God-created wonders of na
ture here in fair Transylvania give
man their beauty, health and
wealth, and one of the finest all the
year around climates in the world,
cool summers and warm winters.
Here are unknown the ^tremes of
climate, blizzards, injurious storms,
floods, cyclones, tornadoes, or any of
the convulsions of nature dangerous
to health, life, limb or property. This
climate offersall that is claimed for
the world famous climate of Ashe
ville with this addition. Transylva
nia (through the woods) is twenty-
six miles due south of Asheville,
being surrounded by the sheltering j
arms of the mountains, the winters
are more niild.
FOUR Snm ARE
TAKEN BY OSraN
Four stils were destroyed in raids
conducted in Transylvania county the
past few days, by parties led by if.
L. Qsteen, federal prohibition officer.
In two instances operators were
caught at the distilleries, and were
taken into custody. Two of the stills
were large copper outfits./ A small
quantity of whiskey' was found at
these two stills, together with about
1,000 gallons of beer. The other
two were steamers that gave evi
dence of having been operated the
past few days.
The stills wer^ located 10 miles
southwest of Brevard in the “Old
Toxaway” section. The previous
week three stills were found in the
same section and were destroyed.
WALTER SHOOK KILLED SUD-
Walter Shook from Jackson County
who has been employed by the Carr
Lumbeer Company in the lumber bus
iness as a trainman, was suddenly
killed on Wednesday while coppling
cars. His neck was broken causing
instant death. He leaves a wife and
infant. Will be buried at Oak Grove
Cemetery Friday of this week.
pector and miner.
Here agriculture is highly develop-
Owing to our many 1 ed and intensive farming will soon
square Ihiles of forest and numerous practiced all over the county. Our
pure crystal mountain streams, we ^'®^ds produce in abundance
are blessed with much cooler sum- • that the agriculturist can desire
mers. Here in the near future the —mention a few, com, rye, whetrt.
Goddess Hygeia will elect to do her • buckwheat, eats, irish and sweet po-
greatest works for mans rocloration j tatoes, sorghum, cain, tobacca, clo-
to health and strength. Sanitoria! of the grasses. The
will spring up upon our hcalth-giv-1 trucker can raise everjrthing desired,
ing mountains. Hero 'hose from
colder climates v«rill eroc t their w^inter
homes, end here the southern tourist,
pleasure and health seekers, will
swell our borders, more and more
each succeeding year. Here is the
gateway to the Great Pisgah National
Forest, which offers all of nature’s
gifts to worn and weary men. A play-
grqund for all. The unsurpassed
scenery has caused this fair valley,
' the finest cabbage, celery, etc. Here
will be the finest orchards in Western
North Carolina on our northern
slopes and upon the southern expan
ses, the grape will flourish. The
miles of wild flowers and flowering
trees is a paradise for the honey bee.
A home nestled in a mountain cove
v/ould be an ideal place for a combi
nation poultry and bee farm for
those desiring a restful and interest-
romantic mountains, to be known as occupation. This climate and
The Land of the Sky, The Switzer-* soil furnishes the greatest number
land of America, The Sapphire medicinal plants, there are about
Country. This is The Land of Birds ]j^rieties,
and Flowers. The Land of Water- Here is a good opening for a boton-
•AY<HM.4 HHSWnN WflSDAl HHJ.
aNaxxv oj. ihohoj jlon o^
falls. Here are found the sylvian
vales of beauty, health and happi
ness, peace and plenty.
Our County Commissioners ever
alert to all progress and improve
ments have given us fine roads for
the tourist, and larger sums yearly
are being spent on our roads, finr
bridges, and comodious public build
ings—our County Home with very
few inmates, is a model of the kind,
situated upon a rich, productive rivei'
farm, all known as the County Home.
Our County^chools are good and
well attended-^the result of the un
tiring zeal of our county Superinten
dent and teachers. The graded
school and the Brevard Institute, ir.
Brevard would be a credit to any com
munity. Transylvania has many farm,
ideal locations for summer camp
schools, many have been located here
and many more will be in the near
Our Brevard Library is well sup
plied with interesting and instructive
books and is doing much for the
Our immense hardwood forests are
unexcelled—here the oak, hemlock
and poplar grow to their greatest
ist, a retired physician, or enterpri
sing women to cultivate medicinal
plants, ginseng, etc. The roots seven
years old from one acre of ginseng,
will sell for many thousand dollars.
Here one day this will become a great
industry. This will be made a land
of wine, milk and honey. Here we
have cheese factories and many more
will be installed. Here dairy farms
can be made very profitable due to
productive crops of grasses and mild
winters. This is a fine stock country,
poultry, sheep, goats, hogs, horses,
mules, and cattle. Several fine farm
ing plants are showing the way—
Mr. Randell Everett has fine blue
ribbon cattle and 'an excellent plan
tation for general farming. Mr. F.
Hunter, a beautiful grain and stock
There are also many fine
stock and grain farms all along the
French Broad River.
Here the sportsman can always use
the.gun and rod to his heart’s content,
thanks to our many streams, broad
fields, innumerable mountains and
the Pisgah National Forest within our
borders. Here the disciples of Isaac
Walton and the sons of Nimrod can
explore the rushing mountain streamr
for the “speckled beauties,^ our
perfection, also, the hickory, walnu-1 rivers and lakes for the wild duct,
and maple, the towering pine and) the woodland for the gray squirrel,
beautiful balsam, the chestnut, bead: > partridge and woodcock, and pene-
and' birch, ash and butternut add i trate the mountain fastnesses for the
beauty and wealth to the landscape. | pheasant, and wild turkey, bear, deer
Great strides have been made in j and the red and gray fox. To be
manufacturing this great and wonder I sure we have also an abundance of
ful growth of timber. Several large; the Mollie Cottontail and “de possum
sawmill plants are running daily—
Tannic Acid Plants and Tanneries,
while this is so, great opportunities
await those who contemplate other
wood-working plants, pulp mills,
furniture factories, etc. Qerc nature
has given a world of timber and fin''
water powers. We have one cotton
mill, which will be followed by ohters
on account of our nearness to the
conton belt, and to the fact that th'
workers can do more work here per
day and do not lose time or health
on account of cold win^rs and he’
summers, elsewhere found.
an’ de coon”.
Brevard the beautiful county seat
of Transylvania county is 2250 feet
above sea level, a growing, prosper
ous town, an ideal health resort for
winter and summer tourists.
’The Brevard News is one of the
best weekly newspapers in the State,
and is modern’^ equipped having a
linotype, etc. It is pubUshed under
Bi;evard and Trans^rteajiia county
offers 4 hearty welcome-ahd vii^val-
ed oppoirtunities to the h^lth and!
home seekers —^the fruit grower.
Officers Appointed for Better En
forcement Antomobile Laws
Raleigh,, N. C., February 6.— Act
ing under authority tif a statute en
acted by the special session of the
General*Assembly held in December,
the Secretary " of State has taken
steps to secure better enforcement
of the automobile laws ^nd . thos6
who-have not renewed their license
tax had better be on the lookout.
Numbers of counterfeit license plated'
-have been received from time to
time and Clerk Sawyer has quite- a
formidable display of these in his of
fice. Some of these have been made
of old plates that were battered out
and new numbers hammered in, paint
ed in accordance with the prevailing
color scheme and used uiitil detect
The inspectors named by the Sec
retary of State are Capt. George J.
Stiuddert, of Washington, N. C., and
Walter Lee Horton, Raleigh, ,who will
spend their entire time locating viola
tors of the automobile license law
out in the State. They will have
the same police powers in cases of
violat’on of the law th^t are now con
ferred on sherififs, police and other
similar officers. Special' inspectors
without salary are: J. E. Sawyer,
motor supervisor of the ‘Department
of State, A. L. Fleming, clerk in the
automobile department, Frank Page,
Chairman of the State Highway Com
mission, and Lee S. Folger, automo-
»bile dealer of Charlotte.
The law provides for county and
municipal cooperation and contempla
tes no infringment upon the rights
of local officers by the state' inspect
ors. Under its provisions all display
numbers shall remain the property
of the State, subject to seizure for
improper use. Fraud in securing re
gistration and in misuse of ' numBef
plates is made a misdemeanor, and
upon conviction the person found
guilty shall be fined or imprisoned
in the descretion of the court, the fine
not to exceed fifty dollars and the
imprisonment not to be more than
thirty days. It is believed that a
rigid enforcement of this law will
bring in hundreds of dollars to the
state treasury every year. The regur
lar inspectors will be on the job all
One by one republicans who “fit,
bled and died” for Mr. Harding are
receiving their reward. The ^ latest
to land in a big fat job is R. W. Ward
of Raleigh, who becomes Marshall of
the Eastern District of North Caro
lina, Col. George H. Bellamy haviug^
tendere4.vhis resignation to accept a
position with Revenue Commissioner
Watts. The Marshall’s office under
the administration of Col. Bellamy
has been in Wilmington,' but, it is
believed, the new Marshall will ask
for its rsmoval to Raleigh, from
v/hich place it was taken when Mr.
Bellmy was inducted into office. The
new Marshall is considered to be a
clever sort of a republican, although
“Mary Ann” Butler classes, him as
a member of tlie Morehead “hog com
bine.” Hq found easy sailing in the
Senate and landed the job without
a hitch. He served as a deputy under^
former U. S. Marshall Cladius Dock
ery and is not without experience in
the Federal servicee.
The Wake county bar :^nored
the memory of former Governor
Thomas Walter Bickett at a memor
ial meeting on Friday. The War
Governor was described as “a lawyer
true to the finest ethics of pro
fession” and a public servant of the
highest rank known to the State.
“For eight years as / ttorncy. Gener
al,” it was pointed r “^;had tiie
State for his clien* Arid thij; record'
stands clear and clr:>*i; briHiipt in ite
success.” As Gove: nor,
stration rwas especially notaJble. It
is written in the laws of the ^^te
and in the hearts of our peoide^”.
Governor Biekett spent the lart yeiar
oS^his life in the practice of-hitf
fession in Faleigh and faced H
ture-^th hope and confi<feY
the final call to the gre
came with a suddeness wl
ed the States
Kaolin, asbestos, magnetic ir6n,| agriculturist and truckman, thie manu
corrundum, many ' precdous stones ; facturer >nd miner. ,
copper and gold all await the pros-
c, w. puicr, M. D.
Mrs. W. H. McCoy 0,
iti^ her tather'fPl^
Da NOT FORGET TO
THE LYCEUM NUMPEIIi.