VOL XXXIV. BREVARD, NORTH CAROLINA, MAY 9, 1929 No. 19
FOR THIS COUNTY
D. L. English Named Judge ?
R. R. Fisher Is To Be
% the Prosecutor
TO MEET ON FIRST
MONDAY NEXT MONTH I
Resolution Sets Forth Reasons I
Why Commissioners Es
Transylvania county now has a
General County Court, which will
convene on the First Monday in
June, and monthly thereafter, for J
the trial of civil and erminial cases, i
This court was etsablished by .the)
board of county commissioners in;
sesison last Monday. j.
D. L. English, Brevard lawyer,'
was named as judge of the court, j:
and Ralph' R. Fisher, county attor
ney was named as prosecutor. ^ j',
clerk of the court has been ordered |
to make all necessary preparations |
for operating the county, court. > ]
It is set forth in the resolution,
covering: the creation of the court, <
that *'it wouW result in a great sav- i
ing to the litigants and also to the ?
taxpayers of said county, * ' * ?
The judge is to receive a salary
of $2400 a year, while the prose
cutor will be paid a sum equal to the
fees paid a solicitor who is not on
a salary. , . j1
Following is the resolution creat- -
ing the County Court:
"Resolution Est&HUhing A General
County Court for Tran?ylv*ni?." C
"WHEREAS, under Chapter 126 t
public Laws of 1923, as amended oy r
Chapter 85 Public Laws, Extra Ses-js
sion 1924, Chapter 242 and 260, o
Public Laws of 1925, and Cnapter[t
232 Public Laws of 1927, the Board jfi
of County Commissioners of any
County, arc authorized to establish
a General 'Cou\>ty Court for their
County, if in the opinion of the
Board of Commissioners, the public
interest will be best promoted by so
doing", without an . election being
called upon to establish such Court,
and therein authorizing the Board
of County Comksioners upon estab
lishing such a court to appoint a
judge thereof and fix his salary, and
also to appoint a prosecutor for such
Court, and fix his salary;
"AND WHEREAS, at this time
there are some four hundred and
fifty cases pending on the Civil Is
sue' Docket for Transylvania County
and also a large number of criminal
(Continued on page four)
OF LOCAL TEACHERS
Urging the county school officials!"
to give preference to Transylvania o
men and women when contracting .
with teachers for the coming year, I
the Chamber of Commerce Tuesday !|
evening directed the secretary to j
write letters to the county superm-'
tendent and to all school committee
men, conveying the sentiment ot
the Chamber of Commerce on tins,
question. It was pointed out thatj
several teachers will be dropped, t
from the list this year because oflp
the new school law, and in order
that people of the county may not
be thrown out of work while posi
tions are given to people from other
states, it was deemed advisable to
ser.d the communication to the of
ficials. . .
It has long been the custom of the
school authorities to give home peo
ple the preference in employing
teachers, all things being equal, and
the commerce body wanted the of
ficials to know that this policy is
commended, and even a more strict
adherence to the practice should
prevail now. .If
It is believed that Transylvania it
county teachers, are. among, the
state's best instructors; and as they
are citizens of the county and tax
payers here, the Chamber of Gom- [
merce believed that they should ;
have first consideration.
On Tuesday, May 14, the Country!
Club will be formally opened for j
the season, and the first tournament :
of the Spring will begin at 2 o'clock
in the afternoon. It is expected |
/&at a large number of golfers will)
^?<0 n the scene for the opening, and!
the committee is busy arranging de- .
tails for the tournament. I
Mrs. Harrv Patton. as hostess, will ,
have the club house in splendid con-]
dition for reception of the members j
and visitors, much work having been
done to make the place as attract
ive as possible. i
The club house will be formally j
opened Tuesday night at 8 o clock.
All present and former members are
urged to be present.
The golf course is in the best con
dition it has ever been, and all who
are playing it now declare it to be
without a superior anywhere. Hun
dreds of golfers from other cities
have expressed their intention ox
playing here during the present
ADOPTED TO HELP
Commissioners Join Balance of |
Mountain Counties In
This Great Work
$1.10 LICENSE PLACED ON
ALL MEN OVER 16 YEARS |
Will Mean Much To Future ofj
the County As a Tour
Transylvania county has joined the
balance of the counties in the moun
tain section, and will charge a li
cense fee of $1.10 for all males fish
ing by rod or reel, hook and line, or
other methods, in the waters of
Transylvania county. These license
fees are to be used for restocking
-he streams of the county, thereby
making better fishing in the waters
This action was taken by the com- |
missioners in the Monday session. I
The resolution establishing this li
?ense fee is as follows.
?State of North Carolina
"WHEREAS the fishing streams Ov
his county are badly in need of re
lt0<? WHEREAS the fish in the said
streams would be given adequate
irotection so that the supply of hsh
nay be further increased and con
Cf" WHEREAS the Board of County
Commissioners is of the opinion
hat it will be advisable to provioe a i
esident county license m order .o
upplerr.ent funds to be allotted to
ur county from other sources xoi
he protection and propagation ol
S "THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLV
ED by the Board of County Com
lissioners of Transylvania County
hat pursuant to the terms of H. a.
-is S B 1232, Section 4 of said c
'?w' entitled "An Act for the Propa- f
ation and Protection of Game iish c
. North Carolina and Providing ,
tevenue Therifor," enacted by the c
ieneral Assembly of North Carolina ,
t its session of 1929, that an an- :?
ual resident county license of 51. iw r
r in lieu of such license a dail\ r
shing permit to cost 50c, is here y t
equired of all male persons abovt J
he age of sixteen years who fish b> a
nv and all methods of hook and j
ne or rod and reel fishing in Tran- t
y' "BE* IT "FURTHER . RESO LV ED *
hat a copy of this resoluiton be lor
rtrded to the Department of Con- t
ervation and Development, Raleigh. ,f
C., and that a copy be spread f
pon the minutes of this Board g
"Board of Commissioners of Tran jv
sylvania County. jo
"This the 6 day of May, ? l?l?* Ja
"Bv J H. Pickelsimer, Chan-man. jp
Attest: Ira D. Galloway, Register ,e
TO BE GIVEN LATER J
ostponed by the Guild and the Hos
tial association,, upon the urgent
eauest of certain interests in the
ountv that are anxious to partic^
ate in the observance, but which
annot do so at this time. Officials
f the Guild and of the association,
lelieving it to be to the best mter
st of the hospital purpose yielded
o the request and announced the
nffc"h?S h,d b?? d.?%by th?
wo groups in making ready for the
ibservance next Saturday, and sev
ral interested friends bad gathered
?aluable gifts to be presented to the i
insnital at the shower which had
leen announced for Saturday
loon. These are requested to hold
iuch articles until announcement!
nade of another, date, to be called
vithin 3 short time* , ?
Unusual interest has be^n.,sl??^ftJ?
Hospital Day this year, and it is safe
?o predict that great success will
jo announced when the event is fin
MRS. WESLEY MXALL
Mrs. W. C. McCall, of Sellca, died
Thursday morning at Mission Hos
pital, in Asheville, where she was
taken Wednesday morning following
an illness of the past week. Funeral
services will be held Friday after
noon at 2 o'clock at Cathey's Creke
Mrs. McCall had not been in good
health for several years, but since
the death of her father, which oc
curred in Epworth, Ga., Thursday of
last week, she seemed to have taken
a turn for the worse and died one
Mrs. McCall was the mother of
nine children, who with her husband
survive. Following are the children:
Mrs. Joe Tinsley and Mrs. Van
Huggins, Breavrd; Mrs. J. P. Milton,
Greenville; Joe McCall. Mexico; Bob
McCall, Brevard; Fred McCall,
California; Alice, Ella and Mildred,
T. W. Wfcitmire, Re-Elected Mayor
BOTH PARTIES PLEASED WITH
OUTCOME OF TOWN ELECTION
Brevard's town election Tuesday
iad an unusual effect, in that lead
ers tf both parties expressed satis
action with the results. The dem
icrats elected their entire ticket, by
najorities ranging around 200, and
xpressed pleasure in their victory,
vhile republicans were seemingly
lated because of what was pro
tounced a decided reduction in these
najorities over previous town elec
Mayor Whitmire was re-elected by
, majority of 186 over D. L. Eng
ish, republican candidate. Th's Is
he beginning of Mayor Whitmire's
hird successive term as chief exec
itive of the town.
The entire democratic aldermanic
icket was elected, with S. M. Mac
ie loading the whole democratic
orces with a vote of 515. J. A.
Simpson lead the republican ticket
irith a vote of 098. Three members
f the old board were re-elected,
s follows: W. M. Henry, R. P. Kil
iatrick and J. E. Waters. The av
rage democratic majority in the
ldermen's race was 213.
Some scratching was done by the i
oters as indicated in the difference j
letween the high man and the low
man on each ticket. The high man [
on the democratic ticket for alder- 1
man received 515 votes, while the
low man on that ticket got 488, a'
difference of 24. votes. High man on 1
the republican ticket received 298, 1
and the low man got 263, a difference
of 35 votes.
Unusuai activity attended trie elec
tion, and both sides w?re busy ail!
throughout the day, getting out th? |
vote. Good nature prevailed, and i
candidates and their friend* seemed
to have much enjoyment in their:
fr?#ndly thrusts at opposing candi
dates and their following.
The official vote received by each
candidate is as follows:
|T. W. Whitmire
D. L. English . . .
; Henry ? ?
Dog Tax Placed on Every Doggone
Dog In the Whole Doggone County
Hot Dog, and Dog-Gone! .
The dogs of the county are going '
o help educate the boys and girls j
A dog's standing has been raised
ind he is now to become personal '
iroperty, instead of being merely a
log, dog-gone the dogged luck. |
And the dogs are to wear a dog- .
joned collar, a badge of their elevat- 1
;d standard among things of value, '
md must not be stolen any more, ,
ind drug around like dogs used to
Nor must there b'j any m ire dog- ?
jone dogs dogging around at nights f
oy themselves, like dogs used to do.
Word was received by the county
:ommissioners Monday that a dog
gone dog tax, state-wide, which an
nuls all local or special laws hereto
fore existing, is placed upon every
log in every doggoned county in the
state that comes under the equaliz
ation act and shares in the equaliz
ation fund for the public schools of
Following are the provisions of
the new law:
Open female dogs, 6-months old
or older, are taxed ?2 a year.
All other dogs, male and female,
are taxed one dollar each.
The doggone dog tax must be paid
to the tax collector, who, )n turn,
gives the owner of the dog a tag
which must be worn at all times on
his collar ? that is, the dog's collar,
not the owner's collar.
And all owners of a dog or dogs
must list them with the tax lister,
just like he would list a mule, or a
cow, or a horse, or any other prop
erty, and failure to so list such dog
or dogs is punishable by a fine not
exceeding fifty dollars, or 30 days
in Transylvania county's fine jail.
It is further provided that all such
dogs must be listed on or before the
first day of July, and such taxes
must be paid on or before the first
day of October, and if not paid on
or before the first day ofy December,
then another fine of fifty dollars, or
30 days in jail, is meted out to the
owner of the dog.
Tax listers must make diligent in-j
quiry in each township as to dogsj
owned, and list same. If a man buys|
a dog after the first day of July, it J
is his duty to inquire of the tax col
lector if that dog has been properly
listed for taxes.
The law further provides that no
dog: will be allowed to run around at
night by himself. His owner must
be with him, and hold one end n f a
leash that is properly fastened to the
dog at the other end of said leash.
The new law has no respect for
some dogs. It is set forth that any
one may, without fear of punish,
ment, kill any egg-sucking dog, sheep
kiling dog, or a dog that kills poultry.
, But the fellow who steals a dog
that is listed is considered a real
thief, and so treated in the courts,
ljust the same as if he had stolen a
| Jersey cow, or sichlike.
j This money from the dogs goes to
the school fund.
! MINISTER SUNDAY
Brevard church people will engage
in an unusual service Sunday night
when the congregation of the Metho
dist church, and the Presbyterians of
the town, will meet with the Baptists,
at the Baptist church where the new
Presbyterian minister, the Rev. R, L.
Alexander, will preach. The new pas
tor was elected to the Brevard Pres
Ibyterian church recently, and this
Ipian to have him preach at the Bap
tist church, with the other churches
[combining their congregations foi
the evening is the town's way oi
saying its welcome to the new min
It is expected that the Baptist
churgh will be filled to overflowinj
? with members of the three churches
.?'and others who may want to attenc
Session Mtnaay Shows Big|
Results for Local School
TAKE PART IN FLOWER
SHOWS THIS SUMMER!
Town Asked To Assist Inj
Cleaning Brevard and
Keeping It Clean
That the recently staged Children's
Bazaar was a distinct success, and
fell only slightly short of the original
goal set, was revealed at the meet-;
ing of the Woman's Bureau held
Monday afternoon, when the rePorti
Hven by the general chairman, Mrs. |
B. F. Beasley, and the treasurer,!
Miss Katherine Griffin, disclosed the.
fact that a net proceeds of approxi
mately $450.00 was realized from]
this benefit sponsored by the Wo-|
man's Bureau for the school grounds ,
beautification fund. The o rigmul .
goal set by this organization was!
$500, and ft is thought by leaders ol,
the. movement that this amount!
might have been exceeded put for;
the f ict chat the endurance powers .
of th- Bureau members in charge of;
the undertaking were limited.
Th ? success of the Bazaar was at
tributed by Mrs. Beasley, general
chairman, to three main things,
nair.dy, organization, cooperation
and inspiration, with much credit
for its success, she says, due the.
Bureau president, Mrs. O. L. Erwin,
while the latter attributes the suc
cess to the fine spirit of cooperation
and noticeable lack of friction and
to tho untiring efforts of the general ^
chainr.cn Mrs. Beasley.
Now hat the money is in hand
for beautification of the -school
grounds and children's playgrounds, |
the Bureau discussed quite at lengtn,
pUns for th* accomplishment ci(
this project, work on which is ex-:,
pected to begin at once as soon as ,
proper plans and specifications can
be drawn up and put into effect. ,
.Discussion was made and plans;
formulated for the clean-up cam-j
paign, which will be Brevard s big ,
event of next week from May i3 to[
18, sponsored jointly by .he (
man's Sureau and the Kiwanis clu~, i
and other organizations of the town.
Mrs D u. English was appoint*^
eener&i chairman, representing tfce,
Bureau, who will map out xor.es m j
th? residential section for the clean j
ap~ campaign, and was authorized to |
offer prizes for the largest pile of;
trash accumulated on certain streets,,,
announcement, of which appears else- ,
where in this paper. The Bureau will
sponsor the cleaning up of the resi-,
dential district, .while the busings ,
district will be w charge of the
wanains. The Boy Scouts w^ll bej
asked to clean up a certain \acant|
lot in the town. >.
The matter was discussed anc act
ed upon of the Bureau assisting an
official representative of Ae Curtis
Publishing company m sohcitng sub
pcriptions for the Ladie8,.
Journal, the Bureau to reahze 40
ner cent on each subscription se
cured It was voted to undertake
this business venture, and *ad.??
were appointed to accompany the
representative each day this week to
every home in the town, soliciting
:"W25&r. .< "
the Bureau and to the community
were discussed, including the formu
lating of plans for the annual flower
show to be staged in August', th
rhododendron pageant, which is t
be an even? of June in A.hev lle,
and other matters of more or less
MAKE GOOD HAULS
Chicken thieves are beginning an
active campaign in this community,
the latest reports of their ^tovitaes
coming from the home of Miss Mar
t? Boawell, and from the Simpson ]
L.m? Tt is said the thieves got alii
the chickens from Miss Boawell s |
home the marauders got 20 of a.
fine 6hode Island purebreds as could ,
be found in the county. |
Eck Sims took his blood hound t .
the places and trailed the thieves to
a point on the street near the depoV
.where it is presumed the fowls were
placed in a truck and, of course, the
tr8li !s?1aid that chicken thieves are
going about their business in a sys
tematic manner Big trucks are used
it is said, and each group of thieves
has a route all its own, and work
their routes just the same as _a na 1
carrier delivers mail to his patrons.
People interested in the Oak Grove
cemetery are urged to meetatthe
church Saturday morning and assist
in cleaning the cemetery pounds
and beautifying the graves. Th?
dav is observed each year on Me
morial Day. May 10th, but becau*
of the tenth falling on Fnday it
was postponed one day so the peo
I pie could give up Saturday to that
UVED A CENTURY,
WENT TO HIS REST
"Uncle Doc" Clayton, County's
Oldest Citizen, Called
BORN ON CHRISTMAS DAY
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO
Buried In Casket Made from
Cherry Tree Grown on
In the Davdison River Presbyter
ian church, organized one hundred
years ago, relatives and friends
gathered Monday morning to pay the
last tributes to "Uncle Doc" Clay
ton, who was born in the same year
the church was organized, and who
celebrated his one-hundreth anniver
sary last Christmas Day. Rev. Jesse
R. Owen, of Mars Hill, conducted
the services, and he, too, fitted into
the beautiful picture because Mr.
Clayton was a member of the min
ister's first congregation, some thirty
add years ago, when the well known
praacher was first entering upon his
life's work. Among those who at
tended the services were many who
are themselves feeble with age, yet
they remembered when E. B. Clayton
was a young men while they them
selves were mere children.
Mr. Clayton died just after mid
night Saturday night, a' his home
where he has lived throughout the
century whose history the deceased
helped to make. All this section wi'.s
in Buncombe county when the de
ceased was a young man, and later
became a part of Henderson county.
In the sixties tTie county of Transyl
vania was formed, thus making Mr.
Clayton a native of tbree counties,
although having lived all his life at
The deceased was buried in a
beautiful casket made from the lum
ber sawed out of a v.ild cherry trie,
grown on his placy. The tTftft v.as
sawed up three year? age, aid the
lumber thoroogiuy seasonec. Im
mediately after the bfg celebration
cn Christmas Day of Mr. Clayton's
anniversary., he began urging bis son
co have the :askf?c rriadc. Mr. Ftlix
Norton, of Brevard, was engaged for
this work. I n ordering the trim
mings for the casket, the screws for
the lid were not included in the
shipment, and these were sent out
by vhti factory in a special nreiev. It
(Continued on page four)
I4H0NEY WINS IN
J. R. Mahoney was re-elected
Tuesday as mayor of Rosman by a
majority of 33 votes over his op
ponent, N. F .Galloway. Mahoney re
ceived 117 votes and Galloway was
In the aldermanic race, Craig
Whitmire was low man, leaving E.
M. Collins, G. C. McClure and Free
man Hayes as aldermen-elect for the
town. Mr. Whitmire was only two
votes behind the next low man, and
much interest was taken in the elec
tion throughout the day. Following
is the ballot for aldermen:
TAX USTERS BUSY
Tax listers appointed by the
county commissioners for listing the
1929 taxes will begin work immedi
ately. Following is a list of the men
who will do this work in the various
Brevard township ? W. S. Price,
Jr., and J. P. Mason.
Boyd township ? Vellie Brown.
Cathey's Creek ? W. P. Bell.
Dunn's Rock ? Ed. McGaha.
Eastatoe ? W. H. Summey.
Gloucester ? W. E. Hall.
Hogback ? Hall Hinkle.
Little River ? M. L. Hamilton.
County commissioners and the
list takers are very anxious that all
the people of the county assist in
this work. It is the duty r>f each
'and every citizen to list their prop
erty for taxation, and when the cit
izens co-operate with the list takers,
the work is more readily done and
the expense of listing the property
is thereby held to a minimum. Citi
zens in each township are urged to
see the list takers as soon as possible
iand list their property.
[LITTLE CHARLES SITTON
RECOVERS FROM INJURY
Charles Sitton, eight-year-oid son
of Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Sittrn. is re
covering from an injury received
Monday when he fell, striking his
head on the pavement. The lad was
playing, and ran into a win that had
been stretched to protect the lawn.
He vas tripped, and in falling struck
his head on the pavement. He was nn
conscious for several hours, and much
concern was felt because of his con
? dition. Wednesday he was able to bflj
Jun. and was making rapid gains.