BREVARD, NORTH CAROLINA, JUNE M,
GREAT FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION
TO BRING FOLKS OF COUNTY TOGETHER
Cash Prizes To Go Winners of
Events in the Sports
ALL DAY AFFAIR GIVES
PROMISE OF ENJOYMENT
Two Baseball Games ? Golf
Tournament ? Music
By the Band
On to Brevard for the Gloriou3
Fourth! , '
The program for the big (lay to
be held in Brevard on the Fourth of
July has been completed, and a full
<!uv> fun and frolic is assured every
There wilj be foot rates, catching
the greasy pig, climbing the greased
pole, a tug-of-war between liosman
find Pisgah, a jumping- contest be
tween Sapphire and Transylvania,
and otrter events, all of which will
draw cash pmei for the winers ?
real cash p'rizes.
Then there will be two baseball
games, and a golf tournament, and
with it all, throughout the day, Bre
vard's own great municipal bandi
will play. It is expected that one ;
of the largest crowds ever seen in I
Brevard will witness the events of
the duy hero.
Following is a list of the events,
with cash prizes for the winners in
Climbing greased poles, prize,
Catching greasy pig, $5.00 and the
pig to go to winner. ? !
100-Yard dash for all, prize,
$5.00. , J , '
100-Yard dash for those under 15
years of age, $5.00. i
Potato race for girls, prize, $5.00.
Tug-of-War, between men of Pis
gah Forest and men of Rosman, cash
prize $10 to winning side. I
Running broad jump contest, be
tween men of Saphire Mill and the
men of Transylvania Tanning com
pany, cash prize $10.00 to winner
5 men to the side.
100-Yard dash for the Camp boys
of the county, one boy from each
camp entitled to enter contest,
winner to receive $5.00. 1
For the ball player making the
greatest number of runs in each
ball game played here on that date,
a prize of $5 in cash will be given
to the winners.
These sports will be held on the
Zacharv lot, on Broad street, just
opposite the Houston Furniture com
pany's store. Those Jes'iring to en-,
ter any of the contests may notify ,
any member of the committee, which
is composed of: Dr. S. M. Macfie, j
Dr. Roy Long, Dr. J. B. Pic<el
simer, Alderman J. E. Waters and
Mr John W. Smith at Smith's Bar
ber Shop. If not convenient to noti- 1
fy the committee before the day of
the contests, any one may enter on
that date, at the grounds where the
sports events are to be held.
The Brevard News will be pub- ?
lished next week on Tuesday, and
will carry a full and complete pro
gram of all events, the time each is
to Be held, and so on. '
On the afternoon of the Fourth
there will be two baseball games for
those who are interested in the na
tional sport, while a golf tournament
will be held at the Brevard Country
club, in which many golfers will
contest for honors.
Business men of the town donat
ed the money for the expense of the
celebration and for the cash prizes
to be given. They aiso raised
$50.00, to be given to members of
?the Municipal Band, for playing on
that date. This money goes to the.
People of the county are urged to i
attend this day's celebration, and |
tell their friends about it.
CREAM CHECKS ARE
Cream checks have begun rolling
into the upper end of the county
now, according to announcement
made by the B. & B. Feed and Seed
company. These checks are for the
first two weeks' period of shipment,;
and before very much longer the I
checks for the second shipment will ?
be coming in. People in the lower
end of the county, where Mr. Tafley
acts as shipper, have been receiving
checks for some time.
It is believed the cream shipments
will grow rapidly, many farmers are
becoming more and more interested
in this form 6? Justness, and new
accounts are being opened all the
WANT A JOB WITH *|
THE COUNTY SCHOOLS? * j
The County Board of Educa- * |
tion in its meeting next Monday *
will employ an automobile me- * j
chanic and bus driver* for the * !
school buses operated in the *
county. Those who desire any * |
of these positions should file ap- *
plications in the office of the *
county superintendent on or be- *
fore next Monday morning.
J. S. Bromfield, *
Chmn. Board Education. *
* By Dr. Charles E. Jefferson.
Pastor, Broadway Taber
* nacle Church, New York
* A Christian owes it to the
' community to move through tie
* streets on Sunday roaming to
* wurd the House of Cod. Every
* face turned churchwards Sun
*" morning leave* an impress
*''Ots the life of the town. If no
one went to church and every
one glued his ear to the radio,
public worship would vanish
and spiritual Christianity would
gradually fade away. Religion
is a social thing and in its Chris
tian form it is impossible for it
to survive if men hold aloof
from one another. "Forsake
not the assembling of ourselves
together" is an old exhortation
which all the generations will do
well to heed.
FRANKLIN HOTEL'S |
The Franklin Hotel opened offic-j
ially on Tuesday of this week with \
many guests present, and the pros-j
peets most encouraging for a sue-i
cessful summer season. Coincident I
with the opening of the neighboring |
camps within the next few days, a ;
large number of people will arrive I
who will remain at the Franklin all
summer, for, as always, many par
ents arrange to be here while their
boys and girls are enjoying camp,
Registrations at the Franklin in-,
elude: Robert C. McGill, Charlotte;
Chas. B. Munford, Macon, Ga. ; Mr.
and Mrs. K. M. Bridges, .Charlotte;,
Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Booth, Mrs M. ;
C. Wright and Miss Sams, Knoxville,
Tenn.; Mrs. S. M. Orr, Miss Orr, 1
Bihie Orr, Anderson," S. <J. ; Mr. ..no 1
Mrs. Robt. W. Keely, 'Mrs. T. V. j
Porter, Jacksonville, Fla. ; Mrs. I
Thomas Duncan, Sally Duncan, Miss j
Margaret Slemons, Orlando, Fla.;i
Mr. and Mrs. S. Frisard, Morganton;i
Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Groves,
Ben A. Groves, Savannah, Ga.
KIWANIS MEETS IN !
NEW PRIVATE ROOMi
Kiwanis held the best meeting
since its organization, so said by all
who attended the meeting in the
new private dining room of the
Waltermire Grill last Thursday. The
room had been especially prepared
for such meetings as the Kiwanis
club, or any other organization that
may desire a private dir.ing room
during the lunch or dinner hour.
Many expressions of gratitude
were made to Mr. and Mrs. Whit
mire and to Mrs. J. L. Saltz, man
ager of the Waltermire Grill, for
the work they had done in arrang
ing the hall. Especial expressions
of appreciation were given to Mrs.
Whitmire for the work she had done
in furnishing the new meeting
There will be no meeting of the
Kiwanis club this week, as the joint
session with the Asheville club on
Monday evening took the place of
the regular weekly meeting.
WOMEN'S BUREAU MEETS
NEXT MONDAY, AT 3:30
July meeting of the Women's Bu
reau will be held next Monday aft
ernoon at 3:30 o'clock at the Cham
ber of Commerce rooms. Mrs. B. F.
Beasley will have charge of the
The meeting of the directors will
be held Friday afternoon of this j
week at 3:30 o'clock at the Cham
ber of Commerce.
19-POUND RAINBOW CAUGHT
IN FRENCH BROAD RIVER
W. T. Whitmire, of Cherryfield,
while fishing for a reported Jack
last week, using a chub as bait,
hooked one of the largest rainbows
seen in this section in some time.
The gamest of all game fish meas
ured 19 inches and provided a most
LOYALTY DAY TO BE
! PROGRAM FEATURE
? ? ?
In observance of Loyalty Day
next Sunday, June 30, special law
enforcement services will be held at
the Bi-evarcf Methodist church at the
11 o'clock hour of worship.
A sermon appropriate to the oc
casion will be delivered by the pas
tor, Rev. A. L. Aycock, and other
1 interesting features will be a part
of the service. Personal invitations
have been extended to the city and
county officials to be present Sun
day morning, and it is vxpected that
an unusually large number of peo
ple will be in attendance at this
I special service.
Four carloads of machinery,
brought to Brevi.rd from New
York, it rapidly placcd ill
the finish! of the Tran
sf iva/iic. Ttiftcing company, and
other csncMnery ii on the way.
About fifty .nen have been em
ployed. already on the job of
completing the1 building aud
emetine tl\e machinery, prepar
atory to beginning actual oper
ations of .he big new addition
by the nrst of Auyust.
Belting of all kinds is to be
made in the finishing jj!?nt, and
the addition of this work to that
already done in the tanning es- (
talliohment will mean a much
larger payroll for the town.
CM AND BOARD
Next Monday will be another busy
day in Brevard on account of tht?
regular monthly meeting of the i
county commissioners, the school |
board and board of road commif- :
sioners. Of interest, in school cir
cles will be the fact that the new J
county superintendent, S. P. Verner, j
will be in charge of the offioe as T. >
C. Henderson retires.
Of importnnce to the meetings of i
these various boards is the fact that'
the new fiscal year begins Monday,
and it is expected that an enlasged j
program of construction work will |
begin with the new year.
Many cases have been scheduled .
for hearing in the County Court,
which convenes next Monday morn-j
ing, with Judge D. L. English, pre- j
siding. Several cases called a month ?
ago were postponed until the first
Monday in July that the litigants
might have full opportunity for pre
paring their cases. It is believed the
session will last two or three days
and result in clearing the docket of j
a large number of cases.
BREVARD LADY IS
Miss Dorothy Silversteen returned:
last week from a trip of the past)
three weeks to Pittsburgh, Washing
ton, New York City and Atlantic
With Miss Silversteen were Miss
Marjorie Smizely, daughtt-r of
General Smizely, and Miss Mildred
Marshall, both of Columbus, Ohio. |
The young ladies were extensive- 1
ly entertained in all of the cities vis-;
ited, but received especial recogni- '
tion in Washington, where they at
tended a reception given by Assist
ant Secretary of Agriculture Dun
lap, were guests of the National
Press association luncheon, were
taken to the White House and tend
ered several dinner parties in com
pany with distinguished congression
HOSPITAL DAY IS
SET FOR JULY 27
Splendid Program Arranged
by Committee ? Camps To
On Saturday, July 27, "Hospital
Day" will be observed in Brevard, the
event to be staged at 4 o'clock in the
afternoon at the Transylvania Hospi
tal. The annual hospital shower will
be given at this meeting, and a pro
gram of unusual interest is being ar
"Hospital Day" was postponed
several weeks ago on account of the
absence from town of many people
who had expressed a desire to be
present on the occasion. At the time
announcement was made that ample
notice would be given of the next
date selected for the event, hence the
early announcement of the selection
Saturday, July 27.
All camp directors and officials
are being invited to attend the event,
they being among the hospital's
gratest supporters. In fact, the hos
pital means much to the community
from the standpoint of its connec
tion with the camps of the county.
One of the first questions asked by
parents of boys and girls who are
being urged to come to a camp in
this county, concern hospital facili
ties. No parent wants a child to
live two months in a community
where there is no hospital to which
the child can be taken in event of
illness or accident. The Transyl
vania hospital, therefore, is one of
the big assets of the county in its
appeal to campers and tourists.
People in all sections of the
county are being urged to be pres
ent, and become more thoroughly ac
quainted with an institution which
the county could not well do with
out. It is expected that hundreds of
people will attend the meeting.
Mrs. Henry Carrier and Mrs. D.
L. English are in charge of the
program, and these ladies are giving
much time and labor to the move
"There arc shore visitor- in Bf
vard now than have come in s.-r
June since i have boor in basin .
hare," said James S. Broitifielri w.
The Brev&rd News. Mr $t'oi?ficid
beint; in the tiray business, the 'ic.
business and the laundry business, <8
in a position to know about th? num
bers of visitors.
It 13 believed this will be the
biggest season in the town's history,
due largely to the fact that peopie
who have been spending' their sum
mers in more expensive places are
being attracted to Brevard because
ci the reasonable charges made for
boarding and the fair rentals placed
upon furnished houses and apart
ments. Only a few "kicks" have
been registered so far by tourists ,
about prices, it appearing that two,
or three places ran their prices up ,
after the visitors arrived. The town
knows that this method would do
irreparable injury to Brevard, hence
the fine spirit of co-operation among
all the citizens in helping to keep .
the town's good reputation for fail J
dealing with the visitors.
NEW MEETING DATE;
Regular meeting of the Junior
Order will be held in Brevard onj
Thursday nights instead of Satur- i
days, this change being decided up
on at the meeting last Saturday
night. There are a large number of
business men in Brevard and other,
towns in the county who cannot well .
leave their stores on Saturday eve- ,
ning. The change in meeting dnte
has been made for the benefit of
such members. Beginning this Thurs
day evening and hereafter, the
regular meetings will be held on
that date instead of on Saturday
evening, which has been the regular
date for the Junior Order for the
past several years.
MAKES LAST CALL \
FOR TOWN TAXES;
H. II. I'atton, tax collector forj
the town of Brevard, is presenting
an appeal on another page in to- 1
day's paper, stating that this is the:
last call for payment of 1928 town
taxes before advertisement of prop- 1
erty begins. The appeal states that]
the property on which last year's
taxes have not been paid will be ad
vertised in July, beginning with the
July 3rd issue.
Mr. Patton urges the citizens to
pay their 1928 taxes this week and'
avert this additional cost which is ,
added on when the property is ad-]
vertised. It is expected that a large |
number of tax payers will settle up
before the end of the week, and Ret
their town taxes out of the way De
fore the advertising is started on
MASCULINE - LIKE
HEN PASSES AWAY
Had All Appearance of Roos
ter, Yet Laid Her
One day last week tfiere occurred
a death in Brevard which removed
from this old vale of tears and
monstrosities one of the most pecul
iarly strange chickens that ever
strutted its stuff about town. This
chicken had all the appearance of a
fine, upstanding, proud rooster, but
it "laid eggs and cackled just like any
ordinary hen would perform these
This chicken was the prize winner
in the flock of Mr. B. W. Trantham.
When it was but a little fellow, Mr.
Trantham thought it was an effemin
ate rooster, because the thing would
not crow. A fine comb crowned its
head, and long, sharp spurs denoted
strength in the legs. A great tail,
as fine a tail as one ever saw on the
best of roosters, completed the per
fect picture of a pure bred he
chicken. But the thing would not
crow, and it would not fight, and it
! had many ways about it that made
it appear "sissy," to say the least,
j Finally, the time came when this
! chicken began to reach young man
hood, or maidenhood, as you might
I call it, in the life of chickens. Mr.
j Trantham was surprised, therefore,
i to hear his bird cackling one day,
| cackling in all the pride of a pullet
! that has entered the first stages of
I henhood. Upon investigation, Mr.
Trantham found that his chicken
had laid a fine egg, and he watched
her the more closely, and every day
she laid her egg, and cackled as all
well raised hens cackle when they lay
So it was a masculine looking
hen, instead of an effeminate rooster,
and it grew and thrived, and was the
pet chicken about the place, never
losing its strong personality until
the day of its death. She was bur
ied, and real regret was felt ;n the
Trantham household because of the
passing of this hen which looked so
much like a nure bred rooster.
OPENING OF CAMPS
i Within N?>at "Few Da.ya Aii
Camps Will Be In
Practically all of the 1-1 suni-.ir. I
camps for boys and girls locatcd ii
ana around Brevard will open t!>.
last of this week and the first of
next week for the 1923 season.
The camps will all be in sessior
for a period ai eight weeks, an:!
according to reports from til", var
ious directors, a large enrollment is
expected throughout the camp ses
The total enrollment of all tin |
camp?! includes each year hundred:
of boys and girls from practical 1> i
every southern state and many othc?
sections of the United States and :
some foreign countries. According )
to camp officials, present indication^
point to a most successful season
both as regards to the number of
campers to be enrolled and to their
qualifications as good campers.
Much interest is being taken it
the announcement by Misses Mar
garet and Martine Pearce c ;
the opening of "The Blue Moon''
tea room at th c corner oi
Caldwell and French Broad streets.
"The Pearces," as they are affect
oinutely known in Brevard, have
ben coming here for many years
years as summer visitors, have ber
coming here for a great many year:
as summer visitors, having a beau
tiful country place on the RosmE
highway known as "Flor-O-Lina."
The family is now to live here a!
the time, Dr. Pearce having dispo
ed of his business in St. Peters
burg, where he was mayor and a
leading business man of that city. ,
Opening of the Blue Moon, sche
duled for this coming Saturday,
will mark the entry of Misses Mar
garet and Martine "int- the bus':i ss
life of the community. They Icr' '
have been favorites in the s>ciaij
life of this community, and their 1
hundreds of friends here will wish I
the young ladies great success in i
their business venture.
BANDSTAND ABOUT COMPLETE j
AND CONCERTS TO BEGIN
With the bandstand almost com
pleted, and the band boys read;, to
go, the town and county will soon
be enjoying the band cor-erts again.
Brevard is one of the :"ew sinall
towns having a municipal band, and
it is a great feature in the entertain
ment of the visitors and home
folks. The band members have been
rehearsing regularly, under direction
of Prof. Cutter, and are said to be
in readiness for the season's con
The first concert will be given Sat
urday night, and everybody is in
vited to gather about the square and
enjoy the music.
George Townsend, a former citizen I
of Transylvania county, was found I
dead in bed Wednesday morning
June 19, at his boarding house ii.
the Poe Mill section in Greenville,
S. C. Funeral services were held at
the cemetery near the sanitarium of
Rutherfordton Road, conducted by
the Rev. Dr. Hawn, pastor of Pen
dleton Street Baptist church, Green
Mr. Townsend was 75 years of age
and had apparently been in his us
ual health up to the time of his
death. He was a well known citi
zen of this county.
SINGING CONVENTION ALL
DAY LONG NEXT SUNDAY
Next Sunday being the Fifth Sun
! day, the regular quarterly singing
convention will be held at the county
court house. These conventions are
numbered among the most popular
meetings held in the county. Sing
ing of old hymns and new ones
solos, duets, quartets and congrega
tional singing combine in making an
[unusually attractive program,
j Boarding house keepers are urged
| to tell their guests about this con
l vention, and give them a cordial in
vitation to attend the meeting.
KU KLUXKL4NST0 !
i Members of the Ku Klux Klan in
I Western North Carolina will gather
[ at Forest City on July Fourth f <tc
j a great celebration of the national
i holiday. Speakers of national rep
utation will be on the program,
while a big picnic dinner will be en
joyed. The Klansmen in Transyl-|
vania eounty are making prepara
tions to attend the celebration.
The Brevard Klan has changed its
regular weekly meeting night from
Thursday to Tuesday nights, and a
\ larger attendance at the meetings
r i'-ivc boon Reported.
AS NEW PRiSii
J OLW IflLLL
Dusincss and Professional Wo?
men Meet Wish Mrs.
Featuring -the meeting of the Bus
iness and Professional Wow nV club
held Monday nighi: at Camp Ferry
Ann was the annus! election of offi
cers for the ensuing year. T.he I'lec
tion was as follows: President, Miss
Jeannette Tailey; vice president,
Mrs. Luther Pushell ; recording nec
retary, Miss Odell Niekoluon; cor
responding SMKiti'ry, Miss .Veil Aik
en; treasurer. Miss Mary Aljisoij.
The retiring president; M.r-i. Hugh
R. Walker, was givni an expression
of appreciation by the elul> for her
faithful and efficient efforts during
the past two years of her official
connection with the club. Mrs.
Walker in return thanked the mem
bers for theii- loyal support and co
operation demonstrated in the club
The club voted to disband during
the remaining two months of the
summer, the next meeting to b-? held
on the third Monday in September.
The meeting was in the nature of
a picnic at Camp Perry-Ann through
the courtesy of the owner. Mrs.
Luther Pushell. A most enjoyable
evening was spent in the lodge and
around the long table, which was
loaded with good things to eat.
MAN DIED SUNDAY
A. M. V'erdery, well known heri,
died early last Sunday morning at
his home in Augusta, Ga., after an
illness that lasted less than two
hours. While he had not been ser
iously ill, Mr. Verdery had been in
failing health for some time, and
suffered from heart trouble.
The deceased will be remembered
here where he was for many years
connected with the Brevard Bank
ing company. He left in 1**20, and
was in business in Georgia for sev
eral years. Surviving is one >on,
P. M. Verdery, of Charlotte.' and an
adopted daughter, Mrs. Carl Frady.
Mr. Verdery had many friends in
Brevard, and close association? he
formed in business way, through hi'
membership in the Masonic lodge
and in the Methodist church, of
which he was a member.^
BY MASONIC LODGE
At the regular communication of
Dunn's Rock Masonic Lodge Friday
evening of this week, the newly
elected officers will be installed, and
the appointive offices filled. It is
expected a large crowd will attend
the meeting. Another featu.e of the
evening's program will be "comple
tion of plans for the appearance
here at an early date of the Singing
Class from the Oxford Orphanage.
AT WOODMEN HALL
Balsam Camp No. 116, W. 0. W.
will initiate fifteen candidates Mon
day night, July 1st, at the local hall.
Cashiers and Rosman camps will
be on hand with candidates, also one
new member from Brevard. Or.
Newland, will be given the Protec
tion degree. All members and vis
iting Woodmen are Invited to attend.
NEWS TO BE PRINTED
ON TUESDAY NEXT WEEK
On account of Thursday of
next week being the Glorious
Fourth, the poitoffice will be
c!os?d and no delivery of mail
will be made either in town or
on the rural route* on that day.
In order that The Brevard News
may be delivered to iU subscrib
er* on time, the paper will be
published Tuesday night instead
of Wednesday, so that it can be
distributed Wednesday Adver
tiser* and our correspondents
arc urged to keep this in mind
aud cooperate with us by having
their copy in the office early