INTIMA TED THAT A I
PLEA OF INSANITY
TO BE RELIED UPON
Harrison Homicide Case Con
tinued to the December
Term of Court
STATE MAY INSIST ON 1ST
^DEGREE MURDER CHARGE)
?rison in Jail? Breese De
fense Counsel ? Fisher
With the Prosecution
That a pica of insanity will < raer
into the trial of Richard Ha .^on,
charged with slaying Joh"
Suniay, March 44. ?. moated
Tuesday when counsel foi the
fense was arguing a motion for eon
tfnuance- of the case to the Decem
ber term of Superior Court \ m. E.
Breese, defense counsel, stated to
the court that it is necessaig ior him I
to obtain evidence from Hai rison s ,
former home and from the gover- j
merit hospital in which Hamson had j
been treated, bearing on the mental |
derangcme:.' of the defendant.
Solicitor J. Will Pless, Jr.. and ?
Ralph R. Fisher, -assisting the solici- |
tor for the s ace. made strenuous ob
jection to the continuance, declaring
that defend had had p ^ ^
which to obtain such information,
arguine further that the detendant
Md btSn here for almost a year, and
Et had been engaged in teach-,
ine schcol in Transylvania county,,
and further that a continuance would
be expensive to the county.
In the argument to the motion for
continuance it was brought out a
Harrison will' be tried with first de
gree murder. Judge Finlay granted ;
Harrison was teacher at Namur, ?
and Hinkle was for many years a I
leading citizen of the Bohaney se -|
tion of the county. Harrison, it is ,
said. emptied his revolver firing u<>
" on Hinkle. five bullets finding then
marks in Hinkle's leg and body. (
Large crowds have been attend ng.
court to be present when the case was
THURSDAY, APRIL 25
dered a primary be held for the
nomination, of Mayor and Aldermen
of the Town of Brevard on' the -5 th
dav of April, 1929, at the Court
House in the Town of Brevard , N,
c' and appointed H. A. ^ ?s,
Registrar and J. P. Deaver and A. ,
E. Hampton as Judges to hold said .
PI*Alfrpersons wishing to offer them
" selves as candidate for the above
named offices, in said primary, must
SET notice with the undersigned
clerk at least ten days before the
primary to be held on the 25th day
?f APH.ilH92PATTON, Clerk.
BE ELECTED ON 15TH
On Monday, the 15th, the board [of j
education will meet in special ses
sion for the purpose of electing a j
? superintendent of public instruction
forthe county. T. C.. Henderson, I
present head of the county schools,
has held that position for a great
many years, and his f"ends h^ b
pressed the opinion that he wil 11 be
re-elected for another term. Mr.
Henderson has made no ? ,
for publication about the matter,, )
h?Two years ago Mr. Henderson was
re-elected without opposition it as
said that another name will be placed
in nomination this time in opposition
to Mr. Henderson.
TO PURCHASE FOR I
c R. McNeeley, purchasing agent
for the county, was instructed by the
county commissioners Monday to
make purchase of fertilizers for the
fermers, and give them benefit of
the wholesale prices on such lots as
they may need. The commissioners
believe they can save the fanners
much money by buying in bulk the
farmers taking the purchases direct
from the car at the stations.
' Farmers' interested in the plan can
see Mr McNeely any day in the aud
itor's office at the court house.
(By J. F. Corbin.)
An important meeting of farmer#
will b. held in the Agricultural cla?.
at Roiman High School tin.
Thursday night at 7:39 o'cUhJc ^
the purpose of discussing the USE
and PURCHASE of fertiliser, for
com and potatoes Also the purchase
of seed will be taken up. All inter
ested citizens urged to attend.
GREAT REVIVAL AT
Rev. A. L. Aycock Preaching
Powerful Sermons ? Splen
did Interest Is Shown
Revival services, which started at
the Brevard Methodic Ohurch on
Easter Sunday are continuing: in
interest and attendance at each night
< .rv e. The meetings are being con
u, a by the pastor, Rev. A. L. Ay
1 1 m - . a . Who is preaching *orcef^'
I marching ? messages that are
; ' t.> Kiik deep into the hearts
of his hearers and to result in
(good to the church, members and to
the community as a whole. I]
Both services Sunday were attend- p
ed by large audiencces and mucn m-j]
terest was manifested. Six little gir N j
members of Mrs. G. H I ^
day School class, joined the thuicn 1
Sunday morning, and this feature of j
the service together with the unusual- j
lv excellent sermon by the pastoi and .
Special music and floral decorations I (
aum-opriate to the Easter occasion,.
aU combined to create an impressive j
" The' 'scries of meetings will con-!'
tinue each night this week andnextji
w,-ck beginning at 8 oclock ^th the ,
regular two services on Sunday. A|
cordial invitation is extended to mem t
bcrs of other denominations as weU
those not connected with any
church to attend these revival meet
GROUPS OF WOMEN
rangements for the employment of
several hundred men and women^n
fhi'e1 fountv to work at thei XiiiKa t
plant, a few miles from Ashevilte.jc
It is expected that a large numbei , \
of Transvlvania people will be en- t
-aced to help run the big rayon plan (
n :t begins operations, within the
^Ks^will be announced in
theXlocaT' repStatWes of the Enka
plant will be given, and headquart
ers will probably be opened m Bret
Yard, to which any one in t^ c?u yjc
may apply % Ws atl'
Alrpadv Miss Mattie " j
AT SONG MEETING
hU"Sedto?\et? tot:X?"buMingU, the
(?ountv sinraig convention held one
T?Je most enjoyable ?s5,ons las?
za?on*' Vi^pSent? Je^ Burns
dent Simpson w"'s M g;mp.
son? popularity ?was attested when
^atCprayer?be oVe^dSol tile recov
that prayer ue v , th COnven
ery of the president ot tne
ti0Among those leading the songs dur
trell R. L- Henderson, Clyde nu
B^iiS^Hen^onvme.^Pickens; i |
Greenville and other towns were rep
his brother, Monty Bums, and thei
sisters, Mrs. Bishop and Mm Mc
fiaha This quartet sang, l
No Mother No<' and the ?
manner m which tney g? *
touching number brought thej
to many eyes in the big
The next conventional behel
in Brevard on the next Fifth Sunday.
GLOUCESTER ROAD IS IN
Citizens of Gloucester Township
attending court this week speak
highly of the work that has been]
done on the Gloucester road. The!
highway has been put in excellent I j
condition, it is reported, and thei res- 1 j
idents of that section express grati-fi
fication that they now can travel'
without the inconvenience experien
ced during the winter months when
[the road was in such poor condition. |
| Quite a lot of work has been done
[on the road by the highway forces,
and residents of that beautiful sec
tion extend an invitation to all to
drive and enjoy a trip through some
of the most picturesque and beauti
ful mountain scenes to be found in
TEACrtERS TO HOLD LAST
MEETING OF YEAR ON 6TH
Last monthly meeting for the year
of the teachers of Tranylvania coun
ty will be held at the Brevard high
school at 10 o'clock Saturday morn
ing. All teachers of the county are
expected to be present at this meet
W. E. SHIPMAN GIVES UP TAX
COLLECTOR'S OFFICE "UNDER
PROTEST'-PA I TON QUAUFiES
W. E. Shipman, elected to the of
fice of tax collector in the November
election, made final settlement with
the coifnty commissioners Monday,
lurned over the books and lists of his
d trice, and was discharged by the
Uoiud fro.ii i Ji'tner responsibility in
connection with the 1928 tax coi.oc- .
In ttie rectnt session of- the le??a--}
lature' a law was passed, consohuat-.j
mg the offices of sheriff and tax c?i- ,
ector, and Sheriff T. E. Patton Jr.,
tiled bond, was accepted, and W
3ooks turned over to him for coilec-|
;ion of taxes, with authority irom ?.?>
joard to proceed with the work.
In these transactions, however, j
;here was an undercurrent of, Polm"
;al rivalry and intense feeling to a,
^erv noticeable extent. . J
Mr. Shipman relinquished his ottice
m'd books "under protest, ' and ?X
jressed his feelings in the following
etter to the board of county com
"To the Board of County Commi s
sioners of Transylvania County.
"While the undersigned was
luly elected Tax Collector for Tran
vlvania County at the General Elec
ion of November, 1928, for a term
if two years and duly qualified asj
uch tax collector and filed bond oil
he first Monday in December, lJJb, ,
tnd proceeded to perform the duties.
>f said office;
"The undersigne-d is now in*
'ormed that there has been an at
empt made to legislate him out ot ]
iffice and the Sheriff of said county
ias demanded the tax books from
he undersigned; '
"Now, therefore, the under- 1
loes hereby under protest surrender .
he tax books for the year 1928 to |
rour Board and now demands a set
lement with your Board for the taxes,
?ollected to this date and a dis- .
?harge from further liability of saidj.
axes and an order relieving -the un- ?;
lersigned's bond from further liab-|,
lity on account of said taxes; ;?
"This step is taken to avoid
itigBtiow^thereby saving the' county ?
md tax payers of the County any ex- j
lense at my hands.
This the, 1st day of April,
Sinned)* "W. E. Shipman,.
bignea,. ^ Collector?
Then the board notified Sheriff Pat
on that the books were ready to be
?urned over to him upon arrival ol
lis bond. The further information
vas contained in the bojird s letter
0 Sheriff Patton that " no budget
ias been made out to pay you for
he collection of said taxes, nor will
he finance act allow us to borrow
noney for that purpose-?.
Following is a copy ?f the letter
ent by the board to Sheriff Patton. -
'To T. E. Patton, Jr., Sheriff of
"This is to notify you that W.
5. Shipman, Tax Collector for Tran
sylvania County, has this day deliver
ed unto us under protest the tax ,
>ooks for Transylvania County for
;he year 1928.
"If you desire the custody of
;he above books you will please file
ivith us a suitable bond to be- ap
jroved by your Board, and when such
jond is filed and approved the books
n question will be at once delivered
x> you, however, you are notified that
io budget has been made out to
jay you for the collection of said
,axes, nor will the finance act allow ,
is to borrow money for that purpose, j
md that you will not be paid through
his board for said services, but will
lave to collect said taxes under the ,
salary *hich has heretofore been pro- 1
rided for you as Sheriff of Transyl
vania County. !
"This the* 1st day of Apnl,
(Signed) : J. H. Pickelsimer,
1 ^ ; "A.M.White,
"C. R. McNeeley.
"Commissioners of Trans. County.
Sheriff Patton appeared before the
t>oard with his counsel, Wm. E.
Breese, who stated he could not be- 1
lieve the board meant what the let- \
ter said, and asked if the> members
intended to stand by the contents of
the letter to Sheriff Patton. He stat
ed the board was defying a law ttat
iiad been passed and placed upon the
statute books. Chairman Pickelsimer
stated in reply that the present board
did not make up the budget last year;
that it was prepared by the old
board; that the budget provided pay
for the tax collector up to February
1st, 1929, and that the present board
is powerless in the matter, it being a
violation of the law to transfer funds
from one specified purpose! to an
Mr. Breese stated to the board that
legal proceedings would doubtless be
instituted to force the commissioners
to pay Sheriff Patton for collecting
Chairman PickelsimeT asked the
board if they had anything further
to say about the matter, or was there
any change of opinion. Upon receiv
ing no reply the chairman told Mr.
Breese that the board would stand j
upon its letter to the Sheriff. .
Whereupon final details of the j
transfer were made, and it is expect- ,
cci that the next chapter will be writ
tep upon the records of the Superior
Court. Under the law passed in the
?6t session of the legislature the
sheriff was allowed the sum of
a year collecting the taxes, this to b^
in addition to the .V3600 a yeai* re
ceived as. sheriff. It is this $2000 a
year that the board of cpmmissioneis
say they cannot pay to Mr. Patton.
Sheriff Patton's friends contend
that $5600 a year is little enough fo.
him to receive for the filling of both
offices as he is allowed no deputies
by the county, and must pay^all ex
penses out of his salary. On the
other hand, friends of Mr. Shipman
assei: that the offices should not have
been consolidated when no more sav
ing is to be effected than the dif
ference between Mr. Shipman's sal
awAd the increase granted for Mr. j
[ question is almost entirely a |
Sal one, and the right of the,
\flK3ja thing is determined, in a large :
mantfer, by the political faith of r.ho I
man who happens to be arguing the ,
Both Messrs. Patton and Shipman
are men of high standing and oach
has hosts of friends in the) County.
Criminal term of Superior Court''
got well under way Monday morning,
with Judge T. B. Finley presiding, |
and Hon. J. Will Pless, Jr., solicitor.
Sheriff Patton and his assistants .
seemed to have done splendid work m
having their part of the machinery '
going well, while Clerk of the Couit
Roland Owen's department was up to
the minute. Many cases have been dis
posed of during the first three days
of the. week, and all attorneys and i
court attendants express satisfaction
with the progress being made. Noth
ing but minor cases have been taken
BP- . ,
When the criminal docket is clear
ed the court will begin on the civil
docket. There ate many very im
portant cases on the civil docket that
will prove of general interest to the
PROMINENT MEN TO
BE AT K1WANIS CLUB
President Frank D. Clement, of the
Brevard Kiwanis Club, announces
that Mr. George French, represent
W Crews, district governor oi
ing ? International Kiwanis and Tim j
wanis, will be guests of the club at j
the luncheon today at noon, at tne
Waltermire Grill. These distinguished
visitors will be greeted by a full at
tendance of the members of the local
club, it is said.
TRYING FOR PLACE]
On Friday night of this week at
7:30 o'clock the state triangular de
bate will be held at the Brevard High
School auditorium, with the Brevard
affirmative debating the Canton neg
ative on the subject: Resolved that
the United Stateis . should join the
Representing the Brevard affirma
tive are, Cora Bell Orr and Bertha
Jean Hampton, with tferaldine Bar
rett as captain.
At the same time of this de
bate, Brevard's negative will contest
with the Waynesville affirmative on
the same subject at Waynesville.
The Brevard negative side will be
represented by Nina Wheeler and
Harold Kilpatrick, with Sara Bar
rett as captain.
Miss Eloise Wanamaker is direct
ing the debates for Brevard. A eor
dial invitation is extended the public
to be present at the debate Friday
STATE AND COUNTY TAX
TO BE PAID BY JUNE 1ST
County Commissioners in session
Monday extended time limit for pay
ment of 1928 taxes to June 1st. The
recent session of the legislature en
acted a local law giving the commis
sioners power to extend the time un
til August first, if they so desired.
The ruling Monday gives only one
month's etxbension over the regular
RALLY DAY FOR MISSIONS
AT BREVARD BAPTIST CHURCH
Rally Day for Missions will be ob
served at the Brevard Baptist Church
Wednesday, April 10? Rev. Dr. C. E.
Maddry will be the speaker at the 11
o'clock services, and it is expected
the church leaders in all the Baptist
churcheE cf the county will be pres
PLACE ON BOARD
Education Board Transacts
Much Business ? Smith
The iJoarc! of Education o? Tran
sylvania County met in regular ses
sion last Monday. J. M. Galloway,
who was appointed by the General |
Assembly of North Carolina to suc-j
ceed C. R. Sharp, subscribed to the
oath of office and entered upon his-,
term of six years as a member- of th
County Board of Education.
School committees were appointed j
in the various districts of the county j
to fill the vacancies of those whosc
terms expired at this time.
A contract was made by the board ;
Wv.f! K. En;mett Smith Audit com-:
pany cf Asheville, to audit the book* ?
of the treasurer of the county school i
fund and the accounts of the County ?
Board of Education for the schooi",
year ending June 30, 1929.
Monday, April 15, was decided or. ;
by the Board as the day for elect-'
ing thfl County Superintending of,
schools for the two year period be- :
gining the first of next July.
On motion of C. F. Woodfin, sec
onded by J. M. Galloway, the school)
term for next school year for ail tHe j
school.-- of the county was fixed at'(
eight ir.onths. The school committer
are authorized by the Board to er.i
ploy : many teachers as are permit
ted by the new school legislation a
soon as the County Superintendent
can ."cure from the State Superin- !
tendc or the Attorney General alj
construction of the law as to how L
many teachers may be employed and
wher ?.?ontracts may be signed.
Julan A. Glazener, teacher of Vo-j
catic .il Agriculture in Brevard High I
Schoo:. appeared before the Board j
and stated that because of the con
dition 'of. his health he desires to i
change v? >rk and get into some oc- 1
cupation that is more healthful and',
more remunerative than his present;,
position. He . stated that he feels that i
in justice tw himself and family he j
cannot remain in the class room an
other year. He asked the Board of
accept his resignation to take efketi,
the first of May. The Board accepted
his resignation as requested, very
much regretting, however, the necec
sity of having to do so.
Board of education abolished Blan- J
tyre school in District No. 2 Boyd
township, consolidating it with the
Penrose school. Children wHl"~ be
transported from Blantyre to Pen
rose on regular bus bringing high
school children from Blantyre and |
Penrose to Brevard .
QUITS THE SCHOOLS
Julian Glazener, vocational teacher!,
in the Brevard High Schools* for the f
past four years, tendered his resigna
tion to the school board last Monday,
to become effective at the close of
school this year. Mr. Glazener has]
been in his present position for thei]
past four years, and previous to that ,
time was in the same work for three |
years in Eastern Carolina.
Julian Glazener has long been con
sidered one of the most valuable ci
tizens in the county, having done ?
much for the young men of the coun- ?
ty who are to become farmers of this
section within a few years. He knows
agriculture as but few men in the
county have ever known it, and the
soils of his native section are as fam
iliar to him as the musical notes are
to the musician. With his knowledge
of the subject he has been teaching
coupled with a very high type of ci
tizenship, Mr. Glazener has been a
powerful influence among the young
men of the county, and his resigna
tion will cause real regret among all
the citizens of the county.
A little more than a year ago Mr.
Glazener was injured in an automo-l
bile accident while on his way to Ra
leigh to attend an educational
meeting. He has never recovered
from these injuries, and feels com
pelled to give up his work in the
school room in order that he may re- 1
gain his health.
The popular school man has made
no definite arrangements for future
activities as yet, and will take a good
rest before engaging in any kind of
OF GRAND JURY
J. P. Deaver is serving the county
as foreman of the Grand Jury during
the week, and the following citizens
were chosen to work with him :
, Fred Fishetr, C. G. George, Craig
Whitmire, R. L. McGaha, ? W. W.
Pruett, Eugene Southern, E. H. Mac-!
key, Frank Galloway, A. H. Harris,1
Robert Sherrill, H. L. Souther, Spur
jgeon MeCall, V. B. McGaha, C. L.
Galloway, A. E. Smith, W. M. Anders,
V. C. Moore. Streeter Fisher was ap
pointed as officer of the Grand Jury.
Many true bills have been returned
by the jury, and their report is e!x
|peoted to be an interesting one.
CHARLIE CORN IMPROVING
Charlie Corn, who underwent an
operation for appendicitis at Tran
sylvania Hospital Monday, is report
to be doing nicely.
BAZAAR GIVEN BIG
SUPPORT BY TO WW
AND COUNTY ALIKE
Woman's Bureau Staging Ev
ent to Raise Money for
any to broad street
? . ? ^
of Every De
scription Being Sold? -
on?w 'L'i" "llhe Ciffldren's Buy-nr
??.i ?.'Cfi-s;*' 5'u""k
Ibis iq fii/i ^ ^paij^y.
ever to ? CTent of l!:; itmd
tr ro na\o bo?n held in p- i
first three"*'! '""V* ?>?***'
which the bazaar is to-eontmn' 'n
prove the enter,, ri?e ZoT ^ "r
n every respect. The bazaar I be
"f sP??sored by the Woman V J3U
Jhf?U| a" 'S . r the benLfit of the
children s playground arid school
ground beautification movement
Articles of practically every kind
description, size and value .??
ftf*' ?? 'n different booths,
attractively arranged, with n.H, .!>,,*
of no Bureau in charge of
booth. In addition, ice cream and
cake, soft drink and candies are
proving very popular, judging h i m
he large sales made in the booth at
the front entrance of the* building.
I eaturing the opening night <.n
Monday was an enjoyable program,
including .selections by the Brevard
orchestra, an introductory talk by
Hon. \\ . L. Breese, and a play en
titied "The Rejuvenation of Uncle
Hi. given by the boys and girl.- of
tho .? ?v?nth grade of the jji\vj.rcl
school, all of which proved a sir-n
<d drawing card for the bazaar' an-,
delighted the large audience present
on this occasion.
Other enjoyable features of tho
bazarr include a popularity voting
contest, which will be staged during
the remainder of the week, culminat
ing in the awarding of a nice prize
Saturday night at the bazaar to chs
young lady and young man winning
the most number of votes in ihv?
popularity contest. A charge of live
L-eijts for each name will be made,
and a box may be fdund at the ba
zaar lor depositing tihe names by
those taking part in the contest. This
feature is attracting wide-spread in
terest among the young people, es
pecially, and much interest is mani
fest as to the outcome of the contrst
ivhich will reveal the identity of Bre
vard's most popular young lady and
Another special feature Saturday
night will be the miniature square
dance given by children of 1-A grade
dressed in costume). This will take
place at 8 o'clock.
The bazaar will remain open each
day during this week from 10 ro 5
o'clock for the sale of articles, and
dinner will be served each day at a
nominri pi;ice by a different commit
tee of ladies from the Bureau. The
bazaar wilJ also be open from 9 to
10 each night, after the Methodist
Local and outside firms have been
most generous in their donations to
the bazaar, it is said, and many ex
pressions of appreciation have been
heiard from members of the Women's
Bureau and others regarding the fine
spirit of co-operation shown by the
various business houses and individu
als who have assisted in making the
enterprise a success,
MANY FINE CATTLE
SOLD THIS WEEK
W. L. Aiken is shipping a bunch of
fine cattle from the county this week
to Richmond, Va. Among the lot is
a herd purchased from Mr. Randall
W. Everett, which are declared to be
as fine a bunch of cattle as ever seen
here. They are of the white-face
Hereford stock, and average around
$150 a head. Mr. Aiken also purchas
ed several head from the county
farm, and these were shipped with
It is only an indication, it was
pointed out, what could be done, here
should the people of the county really
eroter into the business of stock-rais
Call has been issued for a meeting of
the stockholders Of' r' the Brevard
Country. Club to meet this (Thurs
day) afternoon at the Chamber of
Commerce for the purpose of elect
ing officers and directors for the com
ing y?ar, and to transact any ?thter
such business as may come before the
Plans are to be made for the
greatest season on the local golf
course ever experienced here. The
fame of Brevard's course has spread
all over the country, and it is prov
ing to be the strongest factor in
bringing men with money to this sec
tion for their vacations.
It is hoped all stockholders will be
resent at the meeting.