FORCE IN COUNTS
School Budget Being Made Out
for the Coming School
^ Supt. T. C. Henderson, of th<
county board of education, is com
pleting the school budget for the
coming term, which will be presented
to the school board and to the coun
ty commissioners at an early date
for the consideration of the members
of the two governing boards. Mr.
Henderson was notified to have vhis
work completed immediately, mid a
copy of the budget in the hands of
ihe state equalization board in Ral
eigh by che first of June.
Of interest is the fact that Tran
sylvania county will have 87 teach
ers in the next school term, instead
of 101 teachers in the school year
just closed. Under the new school
law this redaction was made manda
tory on the board, in order to share
in the state equalization fund- An
other item of interest is the fact
that there are twelve schools in the
county that will have no teachers
during the coming school year, un
less the equalisation board pieces a
broad interpretation upon the new
school law and permits the employ
ment of teacher3 for these schools.
This condition arises under provis
ions of the new law which states
that there mdst be a certain number
of students in a school before s-jch
school can share in the equalization
fund. The schools referred to here
have less than the required nrniber
of school children- I
LUMBERMEN TO BE j
GUESTS OF TOWN
Next Saturday evening member* j
of the Western North Carolina Lum- '
ber and Timber Association will meet
in Brevard, in annual convention,
having selected this town in honor
to the president of the association,
Mr. Jos. S. Silversteen. A banquet
will be given the members at the
Pierce-Moore Hotel, at 6:30 o'clock.
The association is made up of lum
ber and timber dealers from Western
North Carolina, with several mem- 1
birs from Johnson City and other
East Tennessee cities. There will be |
about sixty members present for the '
sessions, and matters of interest to
the srreat ? timber and lumber inter
ests will be acted upon.
DR. HESTER HAS OPENED
OFFICES IN TlNSLEY BLDG. ;
Dr. Wm. S. Hester, of Reidsville, '
has moved to Brevard and engaged in '
surgical work here, taking offices in
the Tinsley Building on Main street.!
Dr. Hester has been in a Philadelphia1
hospital for the past three years, as
surgeon. He spent two months in
Brevard four years ago as camp '
physician at Camp Transylvania, and
made many friends here duryig that .
T.O BE TRIED ON CHARGE
OF DYNAMITING RIVERS
Game and Fish Warden E. R.
Calloway is busy rounding up viol
ators of the fish laws. Next Satur- 1
day morning hearing will be given a
defendant charged with dynamiting ,
the French Broad river for the pur
pose of kiHinir fish. Several others
have been arrested, most of them ,
submitting and paying costs for fish- i
inK without license. The game war- ,
den expresses a determination to
enforce the laws.
NAT TOWNSEND ACTING
HIGHWAY PATROLMAN NOW
Nat Towilsend is acting as high
way patrolman in the absence of Eck
Sims, who is in Raleigh taking spe
cial training on the State Highway
Patrol force, with which he will be
BOYS GOING ON CAMPING TRIP
Through the courtesy of Otto
Alexander, members of Leon Eng
lish's Sunday School class of the
Methodist church, will enjoy a camp
ing trip on Horse Pasture river this
week-end. About 25 boys from the
ages of 12 to 15 years will comprise
the campers, and all are anticipating
an enjoyable trip.
* BACK TO OLD LOVE
Julian Glazener, for four years
teacher of vocational agriculture in
the Brevard High school, who resign
ed at the end of the school term a
few weeks ago. is now "back on the
job." Mr. Glazener had made con
nection with an automobile acces
sory house, and was completing elab
orate preparations for carrying on
his new work. Last week he hap
pened to be in Raleigh in connection
with h'"s business, when the stat?
department heads met uf> with him
and conscripted him for further ser
vice in teaching agriculture.
Mr. Glazener r turned to Brevard
and resumed his old work Monday
to th ? delight of hundreds of people
w^o know his great worth to Tran
sylvania county as teacher of voca
Mrs Scoat Honoi
Fred SfilJer, son of J. A. Miller, of
I Brevard, who was awarded a silver
medal *nd declared the third best
'qualified boy scout in Western North
I Carolina in the Great Smokies Ex
[ ploration Expedition contest. Frud
is a Life Scout. He is 16 yoars old.
I Last Friday Fred, with the other
nine district Scout winners, wns the
guest of the Asheville Kiwanis club
at luncheon. Fred was chosen to
make the speech to the club for the
beys and his peppy address received
a storm of applause from the Kiwan
BILLY GLEET WINS !
HIGH SCOUT HONOR
Fred Miller, of Brevard, Wins!
Distinction In Ashevilie
Th'j western North Carolina Boy
Ccout organization has selected "Bil
ly" Greet, 16 years old Eagle Stout
of Ashevilie. to accompany the Groat !
Smokies Exploration Expedition in
June. Charles Fisher, 17 year old
Eagle Scout of Biltmore, was ch.iv 'i
first alternate, and Fred Miller, 1(5
year did* Life Scout of Brevard,
second alternate. The alternates vili
hold themselves in readiness to join
the expedition in case the boy nhead |
of them is prevented from goinu at
the last minute. .
The judges in the final elimination
declared they had never seen finer
boys than the ten Scouts from whom
the winners were chosen. They said
any one of the ten could have accom- 1
panied the expedition with credit to ,
himself and the Boy Scout organiza- :
Fisher was awarded a gold medal
for winning second place and Miller;
a silver medal for third place. The
awards were presented by The Ashe
vilie Times, sponsor of the expedi- ,
The other seven boys were award- j
ed bronze medals for winning out in
the district contests. Those who got
bronze medals were: Robert Louis
Bolton, Jr., Hendersonville; Frank'
Askey, Sylvu : Harry Eugene VVhisen-'
hunt. Whittier; James Weaver Kirk-!
Patrick, Canton; Frank Watson, j
Burnsville; John Acee, Ashevilie; and
Melvin Williams, West Ashevilie.
CANNOT CONTRACT WITH
TEACHERS AT PRESENT i
To the Public School Teachers
Of Transylvania County.
Under the provisions of the pres
ent law, no contract with teachers
can be legally approvd by the
County Superintendent until after
the school budget is approved. The
machinery of the law is such that
the budget does not reach its final
adoption until July. At that time
I Mr. S. P. Verner will hav e taken
J charge of the sc.hool work of the
I county as County Superintendent.
| He, therefore, will have th6 official
; duty of approving all contracts with
i the teachers of the county for next
I school year. He has agreed, in order
'to enable the teachers to know
; where they are to teach next school
1 year and to arrange for their sum
mer school work, that he will, as
soon as he can legally do so, approve
contracts with teachers made now
by the committees and filed in the
office of the County Superintendent,
if the election is unanimous and the
contract is signed by all three mem
bers of the committee.
; T. C. HENDERSON,
KIWAN1S CLUB AND CARR
LUMBER COMPANY TO PLAY
Brevard Kiwanis baseball team and
the cwick team from the Carr Lum
ber company will cross bats at- the
Institute grounds this ((Thursday)
afternoon. It is expected a large
crowd of fans will witness the eon
BOX SUPPER POSTPONED
1 The box supper which had been
planned by ladies of the Baptist
church for Saturday night of this
week has been jostponed indefinitelj
on account of the Stanberry meet
ings in progress at the high schoo:
LIBRARY OPEN EVERY .DAY
FROM 2:00 TO 5:00 O'CLOCK
Summer schedule for the U. I). ('
Library is now in effect, th.' libr^H
being nptn each afternoon during th>
week from 2 to .5 o'clock.
[STEAL COWS fUGHT
1 OUT OF PASTURES
Back Truck to Bank and Drive
Heifers in? Reward Of
fered In Case
They drove right in and turned
Backed their truck against high
Herded two heifers into their bu? ?
And drove away without any fto?.
Thieves are stealing everything in
the county that is not too hot or too
heavy to haul in a truck.
The very latest thing in stealing
was pulled off last Thursday night,
when two heifers were stolen from
the pasture lands on the big farm
I owned by Mr. J. M. Clark, of Saraso
[ ta, Fla., which lies just across the riv
I er from Penrose station. From the
tracks of the truck in che road, and
| the tracks made by the heifers on
I the back, the truck was backed up
against the high bank, and the young
cows driven into it and hauled away,
i The heifers were pure bred, about
three years old, and worth easily one
hundred dollars each. The owner,
Mr. Clark, wired Judge D. L English
to offer a reward of one hundred dol
| lars for information that would lead
to the arrest and conviction of the
thieves. This reward has been posted,
i Sheriff's officers have been work
1 ing on the case, but their task is made
all the harder because of the fact
r that the thieves use trucks in the
thieving. The blood hound is useless,
for the chase stops at the place the
thieves enter the truck.
Citizens throughout the county are
becoming thoroughly aroused, and
many assertions can be heard to the
effect that there is one way to stop a
thi?f ? once and for all t:me.
CLEAN-UP WK IS
Due to inclement weather of last
week and a misunderstanding on the ,
part of some of the town officials,
Brevard's annual clean-up campaign
scheduled for last week will be con
tinued through this week.
Through cooperation of tity au
thorities with various ovanizat -ru
of the town both in ? buslm-xs i,u
trict and residential section# at
undergoing a general cleaning this
week, and it is the intention of those
in charge of the movement to con
tinue the good work through suc
As previously -announced, prize
will be awarded to those accumulat
ing the largest piles of rubbish on
the residential streets, which have
been divided into four zones. Ac
cording to announcement' of City
Clerk Harry Patton, the city truck
will collect free of charge all pile- -
of trash placed along the sidewalk,
calling for same on certain stre i ? ,
on specified days.
The truck will collect rubbish ac
cording to the following schedule,
beginning next Monday, M: v 27 :
Monday, all that section north of
Main and west of Caldwell; Tuesday,
north of main and east of Caldwell;
Wednesday, south of Main and east
of Caldwell; Thursday, south of
Main and west of Caldwell.
MRS. O. T. CRARY DIES IN
Mrs. 0. T. Crary, a former resi
dent of Brevard, died suddenly in a
Charlotte hospital Wednesday, fol
lowing a stroke. Funeral servit-e.s
| were held at the Crary home in West
Asheville Friday afternoon, conduct
1 ed by the Rev. George D. Herman,
1 pastor of the Chestnut Street Metho- .
1 dist church, of which the deceased
[was a member, assisted by Dr. 0. J.
Mrs. Crary, who was 47 years of
age, had been in ill health for sonic (
time, and was at the time of her,
'death visiting her son in Charlotte,
where she was suddenly taken ill and
passed away shortly afterward. Sh?. i
: was a native of Brevard and made
'this her home for many years before
and after her marriage. She leav s
; many friends in this community who
will sadly miss her.
j Surviving are her husband and on:
jSon, Oliver Crary, of Charlotte.
REV. W. H. HARTSELL IN
CHARGE KIWAN1S PROGRAM
I Rev. Wallace H. Hartsell will have
! charge of the Kiwanis program at
j noon today, and will report on his
'recent attendance at the state meet
ing held in Greensboro. There will
I be other features of the meeting,
; and the membership is assured of an
| interesting hour.
'ARREST TWO BOYS
i ON THEFT CHARGE
Frank Clayton and Duck Morris,
young white men of the town, were
I arrested last Saturday by Deputj
Sheriff Tom Wood and Chief oi
Police B. F. Freoman, and charged
with stealing butter, canned fruil
and chickens. Preliminary hearini
will be given the boys this Saturdaj
in Magistrate SmlfhvfPs court. Th<
young fellows have been in jai
since their arrest.
IN DEEP INTEREST
r m 1 1 i
Rev. Harve Stanberry Preach
i ing Every Night In High
Many people have been attending
the revival being: conducted by
"Harve" Stanberry in the auditor
ium of the High School in Brevard.
The evangelist has many warm
friends in the county, he having
lived most of his life in this section.
Mr. Stanberry has been preaching
powerful serm'ons, and his appeals to
his hearers to change their lives, and
live for God, have had a telling ef- ,
The music for the revival is one
of the enjoyable features of the ser
ies of meetings. L. M. Simpscn has ;
charge cf thf. choir, and under his,
leadership some spiended singers
have been drawn into the choir. |
Especially impressive are the quartet
numbers sun? by the Simpson
The meetings will continue all
week, with services next Sunday
afternoon and evening. It is not
known at this time whether the '
meetings will continue longer than
next Sunday night.
COUNTY MENON THE
U. S. COURT JURIES
Many Transylvania citizens have
been used in running the term of
Federal court now in session at
Asheville. L. P. Wilson and Gaston
Whitmire served on the grand jury,
while Will Moore and W. M. Price
and 1. S. Sanders have been on the
Of interest to the people here is
the fact that only one true bill was
returned by the grand jury agains'.
citizens of Transylvania county.
BAND IS READY FOR
Prof. Cutter, leader of the Munic
ipal band, makes the following state
"The Brevard Municipal Band i-"
ready for the summer, and plans r.rr
all made to play the lir
on Jtine 15 in the new handstand.
IF " "
That little Word "if" is placed to
Prof. Cutter's statement because as
yet no work has been don-_> rebuild
ing the band stand. Of course, the
band cannot play unless there i.- a
place made ready for the boys.
RUMORED THAT FINISHING
PLANT TO BE ESTABLISHED
Rumor* baud upon what i?
considered foo<2 authority point
to tbe probability of a finishing
plant being established by th?
Transylvania Tannine company,
which will employ a consider
able number of man and use
much skillad labor, and IMllId
mean an addition of proWnty
fifty families to tb? town of Bra
The News ii not at liberty to
g*re full details but hopes to do
so in a more definite form in the
ROSMAN BOYS ARE
Raising Chickens according to
Hoyle ? Paying Propo
sition, It Is Said
(By J. F. CORBIN, Rodman)
To those who have said that the
only way to jaise little chickens is!
with an old hen, you should visit
some of the Y.T.H.F. of Rosman
High School. ? Gaston Morgan bought
386 baby ciiicks and at three weeks
of ape he still has f.bove 90 per
cent of them, growing and doinir fine.
Charlie Gillespie, over on East Fork,
built a new modern poultry house ?'
with concrete floor, purchased a iiOU-l
capacity brooder and bought 100
chicks. They are past three weeks
old and he still has the 100 chicks.
Waller Glaztner is doing fully n: I
well as Charlie ? he too has 100 ,
chicks the same age, being raised I
under similar conditions. All of j
these chi kens are being raised with j
artificial brooders, which demon- 1
strates ihat it can be done. The main
points to be observed in raisins ,
chicks this way or any other way. >
are as follows: Good healthy chick ?
properly incubated to start with ?
have the house ana brooder in con
dition to receive the chicks, com
plete sanitation, and properly fe fl
ing throughout the lives of 'J. ?
Feopie are not cevoting enough
time and attention to the poultry
business in the county. It should an :
can be made one of the most profit
able enterprises in the county. Oth
counties are shipping cars of poul
try regularly and there is no reason
why Transylvania should not be d.<
ing the same thing. We have a'i
abundance of waste land that can
profitablj he devoted to the business
and then we have the basic feed.,
corn, in abundance.
Twenty-Four In Graduating Class j
Ot Institute to Receive Diplomas !
Thirty-fourth annua I commence
ment exercises of Brevard Institute
began Sunday with the baccalaureate
.sermon to the graduating class de
livered by the Rev. Walter B. West,
pastor of First Methodist ch ir h,
Hendersonville, the servcies beingi
held in the Brevard Methodist church
before a large audience comprised *
the student body, faculty and church
The Kev. Mr. West, in his eloquent
sermon taken from the twelfth
chapter of Ecclesiastes, choose as his
subject, "The supreme quest of
life." In addressing the graduating
class before him, the speaker ap
pealed to the young people to look
at life with a perpendicular rather
than a horizontal vision in order ..o
ultimately find the supreme quest (..
chief good in life. It was pointed
out that the pursuit of mere pleas
ure, the quest of leadership, wealth,
wisdom, all in themselves, bring no
lasting satisfaction or happiness to
the soul when pursued without God.
The chief good in life, the minister
asserted, and the one which brings
the greatest satisfaction of soul is
found in the quest for God, in tie
hunger and craving for God and
s'lmtual things and in the cultiva
tion of the senses of faith, love and
the ability to see God in everything.
The young people were finally ex
horted to strive for a perfectly
rounded life as their supreme quest,
to fear God and keep his command
ments and to bo ambitious not for
worldly honor but to do the will of
Other features of the service in
cluded a selection by the Institute
girls' glee club, "Praise Ye Servant?
of the Lord, a duet, "There is a
] Land Mine Eye Hath Seen," by Ed
KINNEY CRAFT IS
! TAKEN TO LENOIR
Kinney Craft, well known in th<
county, was arrested, last Saturday
on a warrant charjjirtg complicity ir
the theft of an automobile. It is ^aii
I that H. E. Martin, of Lenoir, forme:
county attorney for Transylvani:
county, swore out the warran
against Mr. Crgft.
Officers from l.enoir came hen
| Tuesday evening and took Mr. Craf
I to that town, where a hearin."" wil
? be held on the matter.
na Mae Sa';/. and Garnelle Lee, andl "
appropriate congregational hymns, j t
all accompanied by Miss Julia Mer-!
ritt at the piano. , v
The remainder of the commence- I]
nient exercises will bo held Wednes 11
I day night, Thursday and Friday, f
! with the graduation exercises held 1
Friday night in the Institute chapel, v
at which time Mrs. Iipscomb, of c
Woman's Misisonary Council. Nash-;11
ville, Tinn., will deliver the liter::)} : s
1 address to the senior class. 8
The graduating class, which co: - *
prises 24 members receiving hijrl .'v
school diplomas, and seven membe ?
of the commercial department, is m ^
follows: ! t
Halley Bencomo, Tampa, Fla. ; ' s
Marion Bizzell, Asheville; Mildred|r
Blaekwelder, Charlotte; Fannie Sucjs
Blanford, Lewisport, Ky., First |f
Honor Student; Alice Bolin, Hen- , j
derson ville; Thelma Burks, Amherst, 1 1
Va. ; Faith Curtis, Greensboro, Sec- j
ond Honor Student; Adele Forshee. '
Sumter, S. C. ; Ida Hutchings, Schuy- i
ler Lake. N. Y. ; Davis Lebby, Green- i
ville, S. C.; Edwin Mattox, Penhook. t
Va. ; Margaret Mc.White, Conway, S. }
C.; Alvia Mae Morgan, Zirconia;
Frank Nicholson, Wolf Mountain; j
Alice Pike, Atlanta, Ga. ; Fred 1'ild- I
dy, Danbury; Blanche Rice, A.-h'j-,
'ville; Eleanor Rigdon. Gro U'H1
S. C.; Porter Roberts _ Mirshail. t
Lucy C. Teachey, Rose Hill; William.
Teachey, Rose Hill; Maynard Trus
Iow, Draper; Ruby Jane Wells, Bos-!
tic: Allena Wiggins, Newman, Ga. )
Commercial ? Antonio Hernandez j
Garcia. Havana, Cuba; Rafael Garcia
New York, N. Y. ; George Dewey . 1
Gravely, Brevard; Venell Johnson,''
Brevard; Leon F. Lyday, Jr., Br'- 1
vard; Mordecitf Saltz, Brevard ? 1
Bonnie L. Sigmon, Rosman. . j ?'
' PENROSE GIRL SCOUTS
NOW HAVE SUMMER CABIN
Thi Girl Scout members, of. the
Wild Rose Troop of Penrose, now
have a cabin for this summer. Dr.
' Highsmith, of Fayetteviile, N.. C..
' permitted ^bem to use his cabin for
< recent activities. The cabin is situat
I ed just below the home of R. S.
' Boyd, off the highway. The girl-,
? with the help of Mrs. Boyd, their
t captain, spent a large part of last
I week cleaning and whitewashing the
cabin. They had their third meet
ing of May in the cabin last Friday
? afternoon at 3:30.
CALLIIE GREEN, Scribe.
IN T1NSLEY CASE
Preliminary Hearing: Set for
June 20 ? School Bus
Driver Also Indicted
Preliminary hearing in the case of
r. H. Tinsley and Freeman Cromp
:on,' charged with murder in connec
tion witi the death of young Alsey
Mitchell en April 19, which had been
let for last Monday morning, was
jostponed to June 20. Eck L. Sims,
lighway patrolman, is said to be an
mportant witness for the prosecu
ion, and he is in the eastern part of
he state at present, and the state
isked for continuance on this
It will be recalled that Mr. Tins
ey's car turned over on the Mitchell
>oy, just aftei the lad had alighted
'rom a school bus. The acicdent cc
iurred at the intersection of the
-?yday road with Highway 28, near
he Mitchell home. Crompton was
Irivir.g the school bus on which the'
>oy had been riding just before the
iccident occurred. The sad affair
sused much grief in the county.
Ralph R. Fisher is appearing for
be prosecution, while Wm. E. Breeze
s counsel for the defendants. The
ession last Monday was held in the
ounty court house, with Magistrate
S. P. McCoy presiding. A large
lumber of people had gathered f< r
he preliminary hearing, and remavi
d until announcement was made by
he court that request for postpono
nent had been granted..
TO GREET THIEVES
l. F. Whimire Has Run - in
With Chicken Thieves
K. F. Whiimire, well knim-i
armer living just off the highway
etween Cherryfield and Calvert,
flushed" a gang of chicken thiev> s
fonday night of this week. He was
wakened and hastilv arming h r
elf went toward the chicken
."wo men, within easy range,
een running toward an automobile
arked further away fr-mi . i<*
oust. Mr. Whitmirc say.- .c c uM
ave brought both men down. I.
esitated to shoot, even at a chicken
The attempt on Mr. Whitmin 's
en roost has further incensed cit
ens of the county. It is now plan
ed to go after the thlovrj. in a s>>
ematic way. It is agr?-?.?i among
itizens that when one man hear? -
isturbance about his premises, he i^
a fire his gun, and the nearest
eighbors hearing the gun are to fire
heirs, and their neighbors in turn
re their guns, until the whole town
hip is awakened. Each citizen is
ledged then to join tin- searching
arty, and round up the thieves who
ave been making life miserable for
In this way, with th<- highways
..!! guarded by officers. ...< the;,
ave been every night for so;.: -.in-t
t will be impossible for ttie thi?. f
o escape. Officers have he''1 spendi
ng the nights in watching the hi^: -
rays in every section. There is a
letermination to stop the thievery,
ind arrests already made :.re con
idered by officers as only the first,
tep in finally landing all those res
>onsible for the hateful i<>ndition
ixisting here during the recent
Mr. Whitmire says he is in '1 ire
[istress. He says he cannot work in
he field ten hours a day, and then
tay up all night watching his hen
?oost. If his chickens are sfolen, he
ays he is not financially ahk to re
tock his pens. And furthermore,
le says his wife will leave him un
ses he keeps chickens then , so he
s in the middle of an awful fix.
'Next time I see one of th< thieves
>othering my chickens, I may not be
is chicken-hearted as I was this
ime. May! e !T ; out m .v. rime,"
INSTITUTEPLAY !S J |
ENJOYED BY MANY
A three-act fare?, entitled "En
gaged by Wednesday," which was
presented at Brevard Institute on
rhursday evening by members of
:he Ross-Taylor literary societies of
the Institute proved an enjoyable
ind mirth-provoking entertainment,
?s evidenced by the hearty applause
from the large audience present on
The cast of characters wr.s com
posed of lfi members of the two
societies, all of wlwm executed well
the various itnpe: donation--. The
clever working out of the plot of the
story, revealing th? true identity of
the heroine of the play. Lucile Per
sons, acted by Bea Tidwell. end the
her. Arthur Watson, acted by Chas.
Duncan, caused the unraveling > f a
mixed-up situation, which was clear
ed up to the satisfaction of all in the
The play was directed by Miss
Eva Jo Lockman. assisted by Mrs. J.
F. Winton and Miss Bartholomew,
as make-up artists, Mavoard Trus
low, property manager and Bill At?
well, stage manager.