Great Meeting Chamber of
MILLER SELECTED AS
THE VICE PRESIDENT
New Board Pledges Best Sup
port To Brevard for the
With Mayor T. W. Whitmire se
lected" as president, and T. G. Miller
named as vice president, the Bre
vard Chamber of Commerce enters
upon the year's work, fully confident
that 1929 will be by far the biggest
year in the growth of Transylvania
county. Election of officers and
directors was held Tuesday evening
and a large crowd of intensely inter
ested citizens was present and took
part in the election and in the bus
iness of the evening.
A board of directors was named,
J. S. Bromfield, W. W. Brittain,
Frank D. Clement .Ralph R. Fisher,
O. L. Erwin, Walter Hart, Jerry
Jerome, Hinton McLeod, R. L. Nich
olson, T. G. Miller, T. H. Shipman,
John W. Smith, Fred Johnson, Alex
Kizer, T. W. Whitmire, E. P. Mc
Coy, Fred Miller, A. H. Houston,
James F. Barrett, S. M. Macfie, S. I
R. Joines, 0. H. Orr, Dr. Chas. L. ,
Newland, C. C. Yongue, J. M. Alli
A new program was adopted
whereby these directors are divided
into three groups, to work for this
community along the lines in which i
each one is" most interested. Bre- j
vard's income is derived from three j
sources: agriculture, industry and the !
tourist business. Therefore, those
men who are interested in agricul- 1
ture and stock raising were placed 1
on the agriculture group; others who
believe the establishment of indus
tries here will do more for this com- i
munity than any other activity, were
placed on the industrial committee.
Finally, those who are interested in
the tourist business were placed in
charge of that work for 'the next
The following directors will serve
on the respective committees:
C. C. Yongue, chairman; T. G.
Miller, Ralph R. Fisher, W. W. '
Brittain, 0. H. Orr and S. R. Joines.
Tourist Group i
J. S. Bromfield, chairman; James
F. "Barrett, Jerry Jerome, Hinton Mc
Leod, R. L. Nicholson, J. W. Smith, j
Fred Johnson, Fred Miller, S. . M. I
Macfie, Dr. Chas. L. Newland, F. D. j
Clement, E. P. McCoy and Alexi
Thos. H. Shipman, chairman; 0. j
L. Erwin, Walter Hart, A. H. Hous-j
ton, J. M. Allison, J. S. Bromfield, )
S. R. Joines, T. G. Miller, S. M. ,
Macfie and James F Barrett.
J. M. Allison, chairman; J. S.
Bromfield, T. H. Shipman, 0. H. i
Orr, A. H. Houston and T. G. Mil- i
James F. Barrett was named |
chairman of the advertising and f
publicity committee, and will work;
with each group in preparing pub
licity and advertising for the groups.
Miss Mattie Lewis was re-elected
secretary-treasurer, and the office
will be kept open all day every day
in the week.
A vote of thanks was extended the
retiring president for the faithful
work he has done, and this vote in
cluded the board of directors which
served during the year 1928.
* FOR JAPAN WORKI
Rev. and Mrs. V. A. Crawford left
Brevard on Tuesday for a month's
visit to various churches in this state
and other sections of the Southland,
before sailing for Kobie, Japan on
February 15, where they will be en
gaged in evangelistic mission work,
going under the auspices of the
Southern Presbyterian church. ,
Rev. Mr. Crawford has most suc
cessfully filled the pastorate of the
Brevard Presbyterian church for the j
past four years, and it is with re- 1
gret that the members of his con
gregation and many other friends
lose Mr. and Mrs. Crawford from
the life of the church and the com
munity. The good wishes of the en
tire community go with the popular
pastor and his equally popular wife
in the success of their new under
taking in the foreign mission field. j
KIWANIS TO MEET . '
AT- THE NOON HOUR
Members of the Kiwanis Club 1
are notified that the meetings 1
have ^hanged hack to the noon
hoar, beginning today (Thurs
day). The meeting will be called
to order promptly at 12:15 and
adjourned promptly at 1:15.
It is hoped that all members
will berpresent, and witness the
first meeting under the direc
tion of the new president,
Prank D. Clement.
CUP TO BE OFFERED
FOR BEST EFFORTS
Kiwanis Club To Give Loving
Cup To Deserving
|TO CREATE INTEREST IN
Award To Be Made By Presi
dents of Various Civic
To the man or woman who renders
;the greatest service to Transylvania
? county during the year 1929 will be
| given a loving cup by the Brevard
The directors of the club last
week decided to make this offer, and
the selection of the winner of the
cup is to be decided by the heads of
various organizations of the county, j
leach president of the various clubs
| and civic organizations to have a
jvote in the selection.
I The service that wins the coveted i
prize may be just one great act, j
: or it may be a service that is felt i
1 in the county throughout the year, j
It is believed this plan will cause
the people of the county to look more
' closely at the work of those who are
i trying to do something for Brevard
and Transylvania county, and on the
other hand, it is the opinion of many
people that such plan will cause citi
zens of the county to take a greater
part in serving the community.
1 The awarding of the loving cup will
be made at the first meeting of the
Kiwanis club to be held in 1930.
FUND FOR CATTLE
BUYING IS URGEDj
Among the greater propositions ad- !
vanced for this county's progress at
the meeting of the Chamber of Com
merce Tuesday was that of providing
a fund of $50,000 or $100,000 by the
county, to be loaned to the fanners
for the purpose of purchasing live
stock. The plan was presented by
R. R. Fisher, and embraced the fur
ther provisions Of creating a live
stock commission, composed of men
who know the value of a dollar and
the value of stock, to pass upon all
Thos. H. Shipman, of the Brevard]
Banking company, expressed ap
proval of the plan, and it is expected
a bill will be presented in the pres
ent session of the general assembly
authorizing the county commissioners
to issue bonds for the purpose of
raising these funds.
It is believed that this plan would
work wonders for the farmers of the
county, as it would enable them to
stock their farms with revenue pro
James H. Connor, Brevard's in
ventor of a fire alarm and burglar
system, is making arrangements for
a public demonstration of his inven
tion in the near future.
The tests given this invention have
proved entirely satisfactory, the
alarm and burglar system being
equipped and so arranged for per
fect operation in any home or busi- }
ness house desiring protection against j
fire or burglary. The "system of op-|
eration is very simple and inexpensive ,
once installed, guaranteeing life
time protection. Mr. Connor claims
for his invention that it will always
be ready for use and accurate, that j
no electricity is required and there is j
no fluid to freeze. The alarm may
be made in a home or public build- ;
ing, and given across the street or!
in another block.
Mr. Connor states that he will be j
glad to sell out his right to this in
vention at a very low price and retain
a royalty, since he has two other in
ventions which he is now engaged i
with. Mr. Connor's home is in Bre-J
vard, living at 319 Whitmire street. J
PUSHELL TO FACE
Luther Pushell, one of the most
widely known business men of Bre
vard, has been indicted by Federal
court on the charge of improper use
of- mails, in connection with the
failure of that concern several
months ago. Charge is made that
statement of the condition of the
business of the firm as sent through
the mails were erroneous, and it is
upon this technical charge, it is said,
the indictment was returned.
, ; Friends of Mr. Pushell have, ex
pressed the opinion that the . errors
responsible for the indictment .can be
most easily explained to the' court,
when trial is had in April. Pushell's
Department Store, before and since]
the bankruptcy proceedings, has en-!
joyed a splendid patronage in this
community, but the firm felt keenly
the depression that followed the de
flation of the real estate boom here,
and it is said by officials of the
company that the inability of many
customers who had charge accounts
in the store to pay their bills prompt
ly caused the firm to experience em
Hon. Lewis P. Hamlin
Brevard man named as leader of the republicans in the
legislature. Mr. Hamlin is one of the most popular men in
this section and his selection to this post of honor brings joy
to his hundreds of friends in Transylvania county.
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County Commissioners Transact
Much Important Business Monday
Many interesting matters of im
portance to the county were acted
upon by the county commissioners
in the sessions Monday and Wednes
day of this week. Among them be- j
ing the ruling in connection with '
the papers served by Rural Officer
Eck Sims and Constable Wood. It
was decided by the board that as
Mr. Sims is on salary he should re
ceive no fees for serving papers,
either civil or criminal. Mr. Sims is
to make settlement with the board
at an early date for such fees re
In the case of the constable, it
was declared by the commissioners
that as the sheriff is on salary basis
he should serve or have served all
papers coming to his office with no
fees going to anyone.
Former County Attorney Martin
presented a bill for his services, and
this was met with a demand from the
commissioners for a settlement of
back taxes collected by him. In this
FRANK CLEMENT IS i
PLACED AT POST!
Frank D. Clement, one of Bre* j
vard's beat known men ,was installed'
president of the local Kiwanis club,
at a largely attended meeting last j
Thursday evening. Rev. Wallace !
Hartsell was installed vicepresident, '
Rush W. Whitmire, secretary-treas- :
urer, and T. H. Shipman, district
trustee. The following were in-;
stalled as the board of directors:
Jim Barrett, Brown Carr, Julian
Glazener, Ashley Houston, Pat Kim
zey, George Lynch and Charier New- :
Retiring president, Thos. H. Ship- j
man, made report of the year's work, i
which iB indeed a remarkable rec-|
ord under the circumstances that
have prevailed here during the year. |
Mr. Shipiman was given a rising vote
of thanks for his great services to
the club, and through the club to the
community, while the new president, j
Mr. Clement, was given a great ova
tion as he assumed The new office
THANKS GIVEN TO
Newly elected officers and direc
tors of the Brevard Chamber of
Commerce in -meeting Tuesday night
expressed apprecjattion for the ef
forts of the men who have had the
lead in progressive movements here
in the past, and a vote of thanks
was given each of the former officers
of the organization.
Particular mention was made of
the work of Wm. E. Breese, R. W.
Everett, L. P. Hamlin, H. A. Plum
mer, Jos. S. Silversteen, C. E. Lowe,
J. H. Pickelmmer and I>r Thos. H.
matter there was somewhat of a
misunderstanding; and a friendly
suit will be entered that the matter
may be legally settled.
The work done by Alvin Gwen,
who for the past month has been :
taking the jail prisoners to the coun- 1
ty home and doing needed work j
there was given praise. It is said J
Mr. Owen and the force he took with ,
him have done much to improve the j
property of the county. This work
was declared finished, and will not '
be pursued in the future.
As it had been announced that a>
committee was to appear before the,
board and ask for reinstatement of I
the county farm demonstrator and
home agent, a large numbpr of prom- 1
inent fanners came to the board j
meeting and protested against em- j
ployment_of the farm agent and the
home demonsTFatoT. This matter is
disposed of permanently until there j
is sentiment among the farmers for (
a continuation of the work.
HOGS, COWS AND
THE CALVES CALL!
That the Agricultural Department
of the Brevard High School is en
gaged in preparing for the future of
this county is fully demonstrated in
the summary report made by Julian
Glazener, of the department of ag
riculture in the High school. This
report shows that the boys in the
agricultural class are raising hogs,
chickens, cows, calves, and are grow
ing corn, potatoes and other crops.
All this work is being done under:
the supervision of Prof. Glazener, '
and the boys are engaged in the var
ious pursuits as a part of their study
in the High School course.
The following summary shows!
something of the magnitude of the!
work being done by the class in '
agriculture : 1
r "Hogs for breeding 16; hogs for;
pork, 36; cows, 1; calves, 3; hens,'
65; baby chicks, 600; capons, 50;
corn, 60 acres; potatoes, 10 acres;,
legumes, 5 acres; snap beans, one I
i acre; other truck crops, one acre; I
celery, 20 one-tenth- acre plots. |
"The above is a summary of the
detanl report mailed to |he- State
Department of Vocational Agricul
ture on December 28, 1928 J'
Summey. ?? -
[ Many- other names were mentioned I
of .men- who have worked bard and
j faithfully &r Brevard's growth, and
, it wa* generally conceded that the
town would not sow be in ita pres
ent state of progress had it not been
for the faithful service of these men
who are still lending all their in
fluence and e?u*flfeo make the
growth of thq^^^^^iity still more
Semal imptrta? mw? item* and
communication* have b? n. omitted
,from th& pafycr this week on account
<*of lack of jfHxs,
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IN SUDDEN DEATH
Chas. E. Orr, Popular Citizen
and Banker, Buried In ?
HAD GONE TO FLORIDA
TO RECUPERATE HEALTH
Was Postmaster Two Terms
and Represented Great
Funeral services for Charles E.
Orr, who died in St. Petersburg, Fla.,
Tuesday, January 1, were held at
St. Philips Episcopal church, Bre
vard, Thursday afternoon, conducted
by Rector Harry Perry. ? Interment
was in Gillespie cemetery.
Mr. Orr, who had been in ill health
for sometime, went to Florida a week
previous to his death, ? accompanied
by Dr. C. L. Newland, seeking re
newed health in the Sunshine State.
Reports reaching his home in Bre
vard told of his improved condition
after reaching the Florida city, but
late Tuesday afternoon the sad news
of his sudden death was received by
his family here. Mr. Orr had been
actively identified with the life and
growth of this community for overj
a period of 28 years, coming to this
section from Pittsburgh, Pa. He was
a member of St. Philips church, a ?
director of ? the Brevard Banking
company, and a member of the state J
highway commis|ojn, and was aei- ,
tively i? charge of the R. J. Jen- 1
nings property in this county.
Mr. Orr is survived by his widow
and th.ee children, one daughter,
Rowena, and two sons, Edmund and
Activa pallbearers at the f uneral -
were: J. S. Silversteen, R. W. Ever
ett. William Henry, C. C. Yongue,
R. H. Morrow and T. E. Patton, Jr.
Honorary pallbearers were : T. H.
Snipman, W. 8. Ashworth, W. W.
Croushor::. E. P. McCoy, R. L. Nich
olson, J. M. Allison, S. M. Macfie,
F. D. Clement, and T. W. Whitmire.
One of the largest crowds said to
have ever assembled here for similar
purpose was in attendance at Mr.
Orr s funeral, attesting to the high
esteem in which he was held in the
community. All business houses
closed during the hour of the fun-;
QUARREL AT LAW j
Adding interest to the meeting of <
the county board of commissioners!
last Monday was the appearance of ,
Wm. E. Breese, who, in his inter-!
pretation of the special act of 1927,;
said the present number of county;
commissioners, which is five, is un-j
lawful and asked to know how the (
commissioners were to determine the
legally constituted board, which
should, in his opinion, be composed,
of only three members.
County Attorney Fisher, when in
terviewed on the matter, said he be
lieved the board is properly consti
tuted under provisions of the act.
The act as introduced and put
through the legislature by the former
representative, Mr. Wilson, is as fol
"An Act Increasing the Board of ;
County Commissioners of Tran- <
sylvania County from Three to :
"The General Assembly of North]
C&rolina do Enact:
' ^'Section One? That the Board of j
County Commissioners of Transyl- ]
vania County be and it is hereby in- J
creased from three to five members, I
and E. J. Whitmire and C. C. Yongue ;
be and they are hereby appointed to
serve on said board until the First
Monday in December 1928.
Section Two ? That all laws and
clauses of laws in conflict with pro
visions with this act are hereby re
p^slcdi 'v - ?
"Section Three ? That this act
shall be in force and effect from
and after its ratification.
"Ratified this 9th day of March
A. D. 1927." .
It is not known just what bearing
this difference o? opinion amonn
local attorneys will have upon bond
issues that may be sought by the
present board. There is possibility
that a decision fjom the Supreme
court will be necessary before it is
finally determined whether the board
in this county shall consist of five
members or Of three members. All
five members elected in the Novem
ber election are now serving on the
IS NOT CONFIRMED
Mrs. Oliver T. Crary, formerly of
Brevard, how of West AsheVille, was
reported as being seriously ill in the
French Broad Hospital Asheville,
late Wednesday afternoon, a vic
tim of poisoning, according to the
reports current here. ' Every effort
made by The Brevard News to ascer
tain facts in the matter or- to sub
stantiate the rumor met with veiled
statements, therefore this paper is
unable to give an accurate account
of the affair other than to say that
at nine o'clock Wednesday evening
Mrs. Crary was reported to be rest
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STORE IS COMING
Leading Store To Re- open In
Former Stand In Erwin
FLUMMER'S SUCCESS IS
PRIDE TO HIS FRIENDS
Greatest Floor Space With
Biggest Stock Ever Of
fered In Brevard
Announcement in this issue of The
Brevard News that Piummer's De
partment store is to more than
double its capacity for business will
come as great news to the people of
this town and county. At present ?
Piummer's store is occupying the
Weilt building at the corner of
Main and News Arcade and operates
the Bargain Annex one door above
the store. The announcement is lo
the effect that Piummer's will re
open in their old stand just across
the street in the Erwin building, and
will as soon as the. removal is in ef
fect operate the main store in the
old stand, and use the present site
as the Bargain '-Annex. Under this
arrangement, Piummer's department
store will have a greater floor space
and a larger stock of goods than
any business operating in Brevard's
The head of the Plummer Com
pany, H. A. Plummer, is one o^ the
best known and best loved men in
this community. He is recognized as
one of the most enthusiastic boosters
for this county. He always takes
the lead in any movement for com
munity development. He was jjresi
dent of the Brevard Chamber of
Commerce during 1927, and this sec
tion's splendid tourist patronage for
that year was largely due to Sir.
Mr. Plummer is really a traveling
salesman in the drygoods line, one of
the men in the $10,000 a year class,
who became interested in Brevard as
a result of a business trip here sell
ing to Brevard merchants, and sev
eral years ago he entered business in
Brevard under the present linn name
of the Plummer Company. It is said
that he has the utmost confidence of
the merchants throughout the terri
tory where he sells goods, and many
raveling men are authority for the
statement that merchants will say
to him, "Well. Henry, look over the
stock and see what" we need and
send it along." In addition vo i'w
big Brevard business which he heads,
Mr. Plummer is also traveling sales
man for one of the biggest and most
progressive wholesale drygocds
houses in the country. He has just
recently returned from the North
where he purchased stock for the
new store that the Plummer Com
pany is opening.
H. L. Wilson, a member of the
firm of the Plummer Company, is
the active manager of the Brevard
store. He is a popular Business man
of the town, having been in ths Bre
vard Banking company employ for
many years previous to going with
the Plummer Company.
Mr. Plummer states that it is the
intention of his concern to operate
the two big stores here on the prin
ciple of not a single dissatisfied cus
tomer. Announcement of the open
ing date of the new store will be
made in next week's Brevard News.
OLD MERCHANT IS
George H. Smith, Charlotte" law
yer, was a visitor in Brevard last
week, a guest of Mayor T. W. Whit
mire. Mr. Smith will be remember
ed by some of the older citizens as
having been in business here in 1897,
one of the proprietors of this
Racket Store, which was located in
an old frame building where the
Clemson Theatre now stands.
Mr. Smith says Brevard has had
the most rapid growth of any town'
in Western North Carolina, and ex
pressed surprise at the extent of
paved streets, sidewiflks, and the line
new buildings that have been erected
since he was in business here.
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