VOL. XXXIV. BREVARD, NORTH CAROLINA, MAY 30, 1029
, DEALERS IN GREAT
Former Congressman John R
Sells Principal Speaker
? Big Banquet
JOS. S. SILVERSTEEN IS
PRESIDENT OF BOD\
Leading Lumber and Timbe<
Dealers of W. N. C. and
E- Tennessee Here
With an unusually large attend
ance, the regular meeting of the
Western North Carolina Timber and
Lumber Dealers association was held
at the Pierce-Moore hotel last Sat
urday night, with Jos. S. Siiversteen,
president, in charge of the program.
More than fifty people attended the
meeting, representing practically all
the timber ana lumber dealers in the
western part of the 3tate. A splen
did dinner was served by the Pierce
Moore , which added much to the oc
Several delegates arrived in Bre
vard early in the day and played golf
on the course of* the Brevard Coun
try club during the afternoon. The
visitors expressed delight with the
local course, pronouncing it to be
the finest nine-hole golf course they
had played. r
President Silversteen presented
Wm. *E. Breese, who welcomed the
visitors to Brevard in Breese's own
inimitable manner. The principal
address of the evening was made by
former Congressman John K. Sells,
of Johnson City, Tenn. Mr. Sells is
one of the biggest lumber dealers and
manufacturers of East Tennessee,
and his address wm greatly enjoyed.
W. 0. Riddick, of Azalea, was an
other speaker who contributed great
ly to the evening's program. W.
Granville Taylor, of Asheville, re
cently returned fro ma trip to Eu
rope, gave interesting information
as to business conditions abroad. Rev.
Wallace H. Hartsell, pastor of the
Brevard Baptist church, delighted
the big crowd with a speech, in
which he expressed his appreciation
and that of the town in having the
visitors in Brevard.
During the dinner a quartet of col
ored men who work for Mr. Silver
steen kept the visitors in an uproar
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J. S. SILVERSTEEN
BUYS COUNTY BONDS
In Purchase of $278,000 Issue
County Is Saved More
J. S. Silversteen has purchased a
refunding: bond issue of Transyl
vania county bonds in the sum of
$278,000, at a rate of 5 per cent
and accrued interest. The purpose
of the issue is to retire maturing
bonds, and does not mean that the
county's indebtedness is being in
C. R .McNeely, member of the
board of county commissioners and
county accountant, states that the
purchase of the bonds by a local man
saved the county more than sixty
thousand dollars. Other counties
about here have been selling bonds
at- 5M and 5%, and the sale to Mr.
Silversteen at a fiat five per cent has
saved from '/i to % per cent in one
item. Then, too, these five per cent
bonds are to replace many that are
now on a 5 % , 5 % and some at 6
per cent, and in each instance there
is the additional saving betweer
Officials express much satisfactior
in the sale of the bonds at 5 pei
cent, and are especially pleased thai
local interests bought them.
MAJOR IS IN JAIL;
WELL KNOWN HERE
Roy Major, who is known to man;
people here, and who was marrie<
about two weeks ago to Miss Eliza
betb Weaver, a former teacher ii
the Brevard High School, was* ar
rested in Ashevil'e Monday afternooi
on a charge of bigamy preferred b;
the bride's father. Dr. W. J. Weavei
prominent physician of Leicester.
Young Major and his recently ac
quired bride were stopping tempoi
arily at the George Vanderbilt Hote
in Asheville, where they were locate
by Buncombe county officials, wh
placed the man in jail in default o
12,000 bond. The arrest of Ma jo
followed a telegram sent to th
bride's father by a woman in Gaine<
ville, Fla., who claimed thai:. she ws
the legally wedded *wife of *Majoi
Major, it is said, denied ttat he hs
two wives. After he was raken* 1
jail by officers, the bride of litt!
more than a week accompanied h?
parents back to their home at Leicei
It is said that the *couple *WeJ
making preparations to leave shor
Iv on a honeymoon trip to Niagai
Falls and Canada.
* A MAN PUT UNDER THE
* JAIL FOR HIS BELIEF
* Often die expression is heard:
* "He ought to be put under the
* jai!." Ne*t Sunday'* Sunday
* School lesson it about a man
* who war. put under the jail for
* hi* belief and courage tc stand
* by. Go to :b? Sundr.y School
* of your choicc nest Sunday aad
* study thin use. It arifl be ben
20 GRADUATES IN
Beautiful Exercises Mark Closej
of Successful Year ?
Annual commencement exercises ,
of Brevard Institute came to a closej
! Friday night, ?when the address to j
'the senior class, consisting of 20 :
i high school graduates and seven
! completing the commercial depart
ment, was given by Mrs. B. W. Lips
| comb, of the Women's Missionary
1 Council, Nashville, Tenn.
I Mrs. Lipscomb, in her scholarly
' yet practical address, pointed out to
' tha senior class the valuable lessons
learned in school outside of text
1 bock subjects, placing particular
I stress on that knowledge acquired
' which the students should tak:; away
! from school with them and apply ih
I their everyday life. Among the j
: many important lessons to be learn- j
j cd during schol life, Mrs. Lipscomb i
I emphasized especially that of a rec- 1
ognition of the providence of God in
1 their lives, r. realization of a larger
I self fitted to confront the sterner
| duties of life, a deeper respect for
! authority and obedience to law, anil
|a cultivation of the supreme lesson,
I that of cooperation, which the speaK
jer asserted is the essential of all
I life, learning to adjust oneself tothe
I various conditions and situations
created by association with other j
! Other features of the graduation
exercises program included invoca
tion by Rev. A. L. Aycock; saluta
tory by Faith Curtis; valedictory by
Fannie Sue Blanford; musical selec
'tions; presentation of diplomas >
iMrs. Lipscomb and presentation ol
the medals and awards by Superin
tendent J F. Winton. ?i;nir
On Wednesday evening preceding
the graduation exercises, the annual
musical recital was given in the in
stitute chapel, under the direction
of Miss Julia Mcrritt, head of thi
music department, assisted by tne
Klee club. The program was varied
and well executed, demonstrating
talent, hard work and good training
on the part of the different per
foinier^hursdav afternoon occurred
the faculty-senior baseball game,
resulting in an overwhelming de
feat of the -faculty line-up.
Thursday evening the declamation
, and recitation contest was held, wit l
: five voung men and one young lad>
competing for the R. Y. Neel and
Mabel Jetton medals. According to
decision of the judges, who were J.
R Tones P. N. Simons and Pat
Kimzey, the Jetton medal went to
Miss Alice Bolin, while A11""'
Campbell won the Neel medal for the
best declamation. Carl Druhmellei
won the R. H. Zachary mathematics
medal awarded annually by Messrs.
Dick and Jack Zachary in memory of
their father. . ,
Fridav, the closing day of com
mencement exercises, was observed
as senior day. Friday morning the
class day program was held, con
sisting of a well arranged P/ogram
which included an address by the
class president, Edwin Mattox, the
class poem, prophecy, history and
last will and testament. At one
o'clock occurred the annual f?culty
senior luncheon in the Institute
ing hall, attended by fifty or more
members of the two groups.
The thirty-fourth annual com
mencement of Brevard Institute,
which began the preceding Sunday
with the baccalaureate f??0" de/
livered by the Rev. Walter West,
pastor of the Hendersonvil e Metho
dist church, came to a nnal conclus
ion on Friday night with the presen
tation of the program of the gradu
NEW MAIL ROUTES
FOR THIS COUNTY
Transylvania county is receiving
still further increased mail facilities,
it is said, and Rosman will soon have
a rural route, serving the patrons oi
the Rosman postoffiee who live in
the rural sections about the town, a
rural route, it is said, going ou1
from" Rosman will serve a large num
ber of citizens and will be of tre
mendous benefit to that community
It is also said that the rura
'route at Lake Toxaway will be mad<
a daily delivery, instead ofan every
other-day, as in the. past. With thes<
additions, and the new route oul
from Brevard, with the two mai
carriers in Brevard who were recent
ly appointed, this county will be en
ioying greatly increased postal fa
LITTLE BILL OWEN
Injured Sunday Night When
Car Ran Into Tree Lymg
DIED EARLY TUESDAY [
MORNING FROM INJURIES
Leonard Wilbanks, With Mr.
Owen, Also Injured, But
Victor William Owen, known
throughout the county as "Little Bill
Owen/' died in the Transylvania
hospital early Tuesday morning as a
I result of an automobile r.ccident on
Sunday night. Funeral t,er*.nces were
held Wednesday morning at Lake
Toxaway 3aptist church, wun K?v.
W H. Hartsell conducting the run
?ral services. Burial was made m
the church ceiretery. A large num
ber of friends attended the services,
giving indication of the high esteem
in which the young m.-m was held in
the county. , , , .
Mr. Owen is survived by his par
ents, his wife and six childrem The
children are all young. He married
Miss Ethel Owen, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. J. W. Owen, ef ^osman.
The accident, which occurred about
II o'clock last Sunday night, hap
pened at a point on Highway 28
near Oakland Mr. Owen and a com
panion, Leonard Wilbanks, were rid
ing in a strip-down Ford, Mr. Uw
en driving. A large poplar tree hao
been blown across the highwaj , the
body of the tree lying on a line
with the top of the steering wheel
of a Ford stnp-dowr.. As the car
Went under the tree both men wen.
knocked to the pavement. Owen
styuck the pavement wth ternhc
force, fracturing his skull. \\ dbanl
was hurt about the face and h^d.
The car went on under the tree,
keeping on the highway for a dis
tance of about 25 yards, turned to
the right, leaving the highway an
bounding through the woods, finally
striking a tree where it was stop.
P(!Owen was brought to the Transyl
vania hospital, and never "gained
consciousness. Wilbanks was brought
to Brevard, given treatment by Dr.
Newland, and was taken
home of Doc Galloway, where he re
mained until Tuesday, when he re
turned to Asheville.
Honor Society of Yale, held at the
Mpw Haven Lawn club on May -J.
E rnest interesting to the , people
r Ri-pvard and Western North Caro
lina. Of the hundreds of students in
Yale, representing every state in
union and many foreign ?"t ;
ten young men had been i select d t
this honor society. Of the ten
elected two were from ailjc n;
counties in Western Xorth ^ >na
Transvlvania and Haywood. 1
Zuw Everett, Jr.. of Brevard, and
Reuben B. Robertson, of Cant?n. ari
fwo Of the ten men so highly hon
0rBringing still greater honors to
Brevard Mr Everet was^electe.l
friends of his parents, are hign
] elated over the attainments
I voung Brevard man.
[MRS. PAT KIMZEY
ENGAGED BY ENKA
[To Employ Girls and Women
Wbo Desire To Work
for Enka People
| HEADQUARTERS ARE IN
Enka Seeking Many Hundreds j
of Girls and Women for
Mrs. Put Kimsey has been appoint- !
| local representative for the Enkai
' peopie, and will have charge of se
lecting women and girls living in
' Trarsylvania county who want to !
work in the big plar.t at Enka. The !
I Enka corporation has official an- i
|nouncement of Mrs. Kimzey's ap-|
pointment in today's Brevard News,
reading of which wili give interest- j
ed people an idea of the big1 oppor
tunity for women of the county to '
obtain employment in the very be- j
ginning of operations of. the plant. I
Mrs. Kimzey, it is announced, v/il) |
be in the office of Hamlin & Kimzey |
on Tuesdays and Thursdays of etch|
week, where any interested girl or
woman may call and learn all about'
the work at Enka.
Actual work has already begun,
the first group starting yesterday1
morning in the big plant in the ac
tual manufacture of rayon. Several
experienced women from Holland ar
rived at Enka eariy this week to
gh'e instructions in the factory.
Forty-five Western North Carolina
women started in Wednesday, un
der instructions of the experienced
workers from Holland, and twenty
more are scheduled to begin work
Friday morning. Then workers will
be added just as rapidly as instruc
tion can be given to the North Car
olina women and girls.
Three weeks hence another group
of women from Holland will arrive, '
land begin instructions along other!
lines of the manufacturing process, |
such as reeling and twisting, etc. It [
is said within a short time several j
hundred Western North Carolina wo-1
men will be at work in the Enka
Construction is about complete at
i the plant, finishing touches being
given to the big impounding dam
which is to create a lake that is to
hold 300,000,000 gallons of water.
The plant will use 5,000,000 gallon;
of water daily, and the big lak - i
being created for the purpose of as
suring a bountiful supply of water
in event of a drought. The big dam,
it is said, will hold sufficient water
to operate the plant for a period of
sixty days in event of a drought of
that duration. :
It is said that women and girls i
who enter the employ of the com- j
pany at first will very naturally have ]
opportunities for advancement that |
will'be found when the full force j
shall have been completed.
Mrs. Kimzey is anxious to explain ;
the work to any girl or woman be- ,
tween the ages of 16 and 35 years. |
She is maintaining office hours on .
Tuesdays and Thursdays in the law j
offices 'of Hamlin & Kimzey for the .
convenience of those who are inter- 1
ested, and those who desire informa
tion are requestd to call upon her on
R. H. RAMSEY NOW WITH
GALLOWAY IN PARTNERSHIP
Ralph II. Ramesy, well know law-i
yer, announces a partnership fornuii !
by himself and Welch Galloway, of- [
fices to be maintained in the Ms-i
Minn building, where Mr. Galloway's
offices have been located for many
Splendid Messages in Advertisements
I Do you read the messages con
tained in the advertisements in The
Brevard News? There is wonderful
human interest in these advertise
ments. The merchants who place
these messages in the paper for you
have something mighy good for you.
Read them, every one of them, ant!
you will find:
That Bud James, of the Hendei
sonville Electric company, at Hen
dersonville, will run up here any
time any one wants anything done
in the electrical line.
That the Camel cigarette is just
another joy added to life.
*Carl McCrary is confident that the
Firestone is the best automobile tire
made in the world.
That Foxman will enlarge Kodak
pictures while you look, as you might
That the road commissioners are
going to indict those who have failed
to work the road or pay their road
That Ralph Ramsey wants to lend
1 you some money.
That Mr. Jones has all parts for
; the Model T Ford.
That English Brothers, shoe re
" pairers, will reglaze your shoes tc
; match your dress.
' That Prof. John K. Lacock oi
1 Boston will soon be here to start an
" other school of expression and dra
That Plnmmer's store will giv<
you a fine rug, free, when you shal
have bought ten dollars worth o:
their splendid merchandise.
That Frank Clement has som<
?plend":d little cameras with whicl
i you can take pictures of all these
beautiful things about Brevard.
That W. D. Lohman, of Hender
sonville, wants to figure with you on
your sheet metal work.
That the Houston Furniture com
pany wants to give you 5D0 pounds
j of ice.
That the great Enka plant wants
many women and girls to take jobs
with that concern.
That the Franklin Hotel is now
open, and Sunshine Hammatt is
ready to receive "guests.
That Luther Pushell wants the
men of Brevard and Transylvania
county to dress up for the season.
That the Brevard Banking com
pany wants you to have credit at
That Tom Ward, at Ward's Barber
shop, will get your * magazine or
paper for you.
That the Eastview Dairy wants
you to use .pure sweet milk from an
absolute clean dairy.
That W. H. Hawkins & Son want
? to fit your eyes with proper glasses.
That Misses Dot Fetzer and Nan
? Macfie want to teach you how to
i dance. .
That Mull's Grocery Store wants
'? you to save money by trading there.
That Philips Bakery wants you to
- eat bread and cakes mftde in Bre
That Ed Gillespie wants to wax
1 your floors and fix your homes for
f the season.
That the B. and B. wants to pay
s you cash for eggs and poultry,
i Read 'em and profit.
DUNN'S ROCK MASONIC *
LODGE MEETS FRIDAY *
A special communication will *
be held Friday night bjr the M?- *
tonic Ledge for the purpose of *
conferring dogree work. All *
member* and vititmj Mason* *
are invited to ettead and aaeiit *
in the work. All thoie who are *
active on degree leans are *
urged to he present. *
NEW COURT BEGINS
ON NEXT MONDAY!
Meeting of Bonrcs on Same I
Day Will Make Full (
Next Monday will bo a big day in ;
Brevard, with meetings of the board j
of county commisisonere, the school
board, and the beginning of Transy!- !
vartip.'s County Court. Meetings of j j
the commisioaners always bring a J j
big crowd of interested citizens to I
town, and many people interested in',
the schools also attend the monthly i ,
meetings of the school board.
Interest will center this coming i,
Monday, however, on the organiza- f
tion of the County Court. Judge I). !
L. English will preside, while Ralph . .
R. Fisher, county attorney, will act!1
as prosecutor in the court. Thf;J
court will meet on every first Men- 1 '
day, and remain in session until all j 1
cases pending are disposed of. i 1
SOLD ALL CARS |j
WITHIN FEW DAYS '
Thank you, Bob. i 1
Robert L. Whitmire, who, with .1. 1 ^
E. Waters has secured the agency j 1
for the great Hudson and Essex I
cars for this county, operating under1 <
the name of W. & W. HudSon-Essex <
company, placed an advertisement in <
The Brevard News last week, offer- <
ing several used cars for sale. Mr. t
Whitmire informs this paper that i
every one of the cars were sold 1 1
within three days after the adver- 1 1
The W. & W. Hudson-Essex com- 1
pany is located on North Caldwell '
street, directly opposite Carl Mc- 1
Crary's place, and a fine display of i ?
new Hudsons and Essexs are on the!"
floor. Many people have visited the
store rooms and inspected the new
cars, which are declared by the man
ufacturers to be by far the best
models ever made by this big com
MANY VISITORS ALREADY j
IN TOWN; ARRIVE DAILY
Many visitors are arriving in Brc
vard, as evidenced by the number- '
of new faccs to be seen on the j
streets, while parking spaces contain!
many automobiles bearing license,
plates of? other states. Boarding!
houses report new guests, while sev-j
eral cottages have already beenj
taken. It is said there are many
more people here now than have ever!
been seen in Brevard at this early)
date in the season.
An unusually fine season is ex
pected this summer, and everybody
is making ready for it.
7 PRIZES AWARDED IN
According to announcement of
Mrs. D. L. English, chairman of the
clean-up campaign, the following
prizes cf one dollar each were
awarded to those having the largest
rubbish piles on the different streets,
the prizes given by the Women's
Bureau in the recent clean-up cam
Main street, Alfred Hampton;
French Broad, William Nelson;
Caldwell, Jerry Payne; Broad, Ralph
Snelson; Gaston, Sadie Radford;
Oakdale, Frank Bridges; Probarte,
3 MARRIAGE LICENSES
ISSUED IN ONE DAY
According to registrations at the
register of deeds office, three mar
riage certificates were issued during
the past week, all but one of the
parties living outside of Brevard.
The following licenses were is
sued: H. R. Miller and Nora Rhodes,
both of Pisgah Forest; J. S. Mason,
of Pickens, S. C., and Juda Bentley,
of Easley, S. C. ; Winston Moore, of
Asheville, and Cleo Peak, of Bre
FIGHT AND DRUNK CASES
OCCUPY TIME OF COURT
Nearly a dozen pepcle were ar
rested last Sunday a few miles from
town, charged with fighting, druhk
enness and disorderly conduct. Some
of the defenants were given prelim
inary trials Monday, and bound over
to court, while others will be tried
Friday afternoon. Sheriff Patton
1 and his deputies had 3. busy after
noon last Sabbath day.
EASTERN STAR MEETING
Regular meeting of the Orde^ of
Eastern Star will be held next
Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock. All
-crrbsrs nre urged to attend.
FROM ROSMAN TO
THE COUNTY LINE
Officers Capture Two Men,
One Confessing to Many
PEOPLE RESTING EASILY
SINCE CAPTURE MADE
Fishar Praises Officers ? Spent
Many Nights On Trail
of the Thcffs
"Duck" Noma, 18 years of age,,
vent on the witness stand in Judgv
Sbuford's court Saturday afr.ercoon,
ind told how he and Frsnk Clayton,
JO years of aife, had stolen chickens
from P.osman to tbe lower end of the
:ounty, a series of thefts that Jii.d
'?he whole county highly agitated for
>evera; days. The two boy.'- had
been arrested on the previous Sat
urday morning ns u result of well
laid plans of the sheriff's office, and
lad been held in jail since the arrest.
Following is a list of thefts which
Morris testified had been made by
limeelf and Frank Clayton using
Sayton'a car in all the raiding par
ies and i'or tlie purpose of hauling;
;beir swag to the market:
Milk and butter from the prern
jiea of Mr. Willie Allison. In this
:nse Norris claarzd Claytan, saying
ie himsolf stole this stuff from 'he
ipriaghouse, Claj^ton not knowing
Anything about it until they were
veil on their way up town. It was
m the return of the boys with this
jooty that the officers made the
:apture that ended the chicken
Norris then told of thefts of chick
? us from Fiem Glazener, C. R.
Sharpe, Mr. Perry, Miss Mr.rtha
Soswell, Tom Barnett, ("apt. '1. T.
?atton, Tom Smith, Mr. Hensh '
Vfart Bagwell and Mr. Simpson.
In these ten cases, Norris said,
>oth he and Cliayton took piut, first
)ne doing the stealing while the
>ther held the sack. They took hens
>nly, and gave as the reason the fact
hat roosters did not bring as much
nor.ey as hens, and then, too. the.
?oosters make more noise than do
lens, according to Norris' expert
jestimony on stealing chickens.
Norris said the chicks were -old
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REV. STANBERRY'S "
Touching Scenes Witnessed a'.'
Last Service ? Many % 1
In one of the most touching scenes
ever witnessed in Brevard, threat yjj
numbers of people marched by the
pulpit and shook the hand < f Rev.
Harve Stanberry, thanking him am?
wishing him God-speed; in tie clos
ing service of the revival which cam*;
to an end last Monday nigh". For
two weeks the well known evange
list had preached in the school audi
torium, and the touching scene was
an evidence of the love and estee.ia
in which Mr. Stanberry is h-l<i h?rr
where he has spnt much of h';^ life.
Several conversions were iccorjed
during the two weeks' meeting, while
a large number of people re-nev.ed
their faith and expressed determin
ation to live better lives in the 'fu
ture than they had been living.
Mrs. Stanberry and daughU-r. Miss
Alma, were with| the preacher
throughout his stay here, am! iiddsil
much to the series of meeting with
their singing and their presence.
L. M. Simpson had charge of the
singing throughout the rewial, and a
big choir had been built up. making
exceptionally fine music during the
meeting. The Simpson Brothers
quartet, singing many number* by
request from members of the congre
gations, added lots to the success of
Next week Rev. Mr. Stanberry be
gins a revival at Highlands and many
people here have expressed intention
of attending some of the meetings
in the nearby place.
GREAT CROWDS ON
Brevard's golf coarse is .attracting
many visitors to this- community, and
last Saturday and Sunday witneaartif
many visitors, many of them not
able in golf circles, playing on the
local course and pronouncing: it wo*
of the best they nad: ever playeA.
Among the Saturday players w?i*
many delegates attending the meet
ing of the timber and lumber, deal
en. which was in session bere Sri
nrday night. Sunday the course was
played by Mr. Kelly, pro for 1L V.
Moore A Co., and other Ashevflle
men who -were guests of Henry Car
rier. Mr. and Mrs. Bay Nabora, of
Spartanburg, were among the visitors
as were several Atlanta golfers.
The coarse bere is now in the
best condition since the oramUafloB
I of the Brevard Country club. It is
attracting the attention of many
towns, and will prove Brevard's big
gest drawing card in the tonrist b*?
' '!ne?s here.