BREVARD, NORTH CAROLINA, AUGUST 28, 1929
J. B. PICKELS1MER
SUED FOR $25,000
Mayor T. W. Whitmire Enters
Damage Suit Against
CHARGES DEFAMATION OF
character in the suit
Both Parties to Suit Prominent
In Community Life ?
T. W. Whitmire, mayor of Bre
vard, has instituted suit against J.
B. Pickelsimer, leading druggist and
business man, in the sum of ?/25,000,
according to complaint filed in the
office of Clerk of the Court Roland
Owen last Friday. The damage suit
is based upon defamatory remarks
which the complaint charges that
Mr. Pickelsimer made about Mayor
Because of the prominence of the
two men involved, much interest has
been created in the matter, and the !
suit will doubtless be followed close-1
ly by the hosts of friends of the men1
Ralph R. Fisher and Wm. E.
Hreese, leading Brevard attorneys,
represent Mayor Whitmire. Mr. Pick
elsimer has made no statement for
publication in the matter, nor is it
known whether or not he has em
ployed lawyers in the case.
It has not been indicated when the
hearing will be held, but may come ,
up at the December term of court, it '
CHARGE YOUNG MEN i
ROBBING THE ROOST
? ? - i
Two young men, a Nicholson and
a Hambright, and two boys of
juvenile court age, were arrested by
Sheriff Patton and Deputy Sheriff
Tom Wood last Saturday, charged
with stealing chickens from Mr. Bay
nard. on Little River. Mr. Baynard
reported to the officers that the ;
boys had stolen his chickens, and,
within an hour all of them were un
der arrest. The younger were taken
before Clerk of the Court Roland
Owen for hearing. ;
.Nicholson and Hambright, it is
said, will be given a hearing next !
week. The sheriff's department Suc
re. tied some time ago in cleaning up
the chicken thief gang in the coun
ty. and this is the first disturbance in
the old hen house for some time. It
i i arg^d th:it the young men car
?'.! Mr Ba.vnard's chickens away in
Baynard's own coops, and later
brought the coops be"1'.-'}" poi'it
t the Baynard home and left them
At first officers feared another or
ganized band of chicken thieves had
a operations in the county, but
this is believed to be the only activ
ity of the young men, who are said
bv officers to have confessed the
ON SEPTEMBER 4TH|
Superintendent J. F. Winton makes'
announcement that Brevadr Institute!
*ill open the fall term on Wednes- i
day, September 4, at 9:00 a.m. The j
dormitories are practically full now,
and indications are for a splendid ?
session. There have been few changes j
in the faculty from that of last year, f
but the new members who are com
ing are teachers who have a reputa
tion in their fields for thorough sehol- !
arship, as well as for earnest and ,
consecrated devotion to thfe develop
ment of the best in the lives of the j
young people whom they touch.
The formal opening will be held in ,
San Angelo Chapel on Thursday, j
September 5th, at 10:30 a.m. At
this time the new teachers will be
introduced to the student body and
the public, and all friends in the
community will be cordially welcom
ed at this first chapel exercise. A
program will be rendered by the
members of the faculty.
SIMS CASE SENT TO
Judge Michael Schenck sustained
the uemurrer m the case of Eck L.
Sims, rural patrolman, in mandamus
& proceedings brought by Mr. Sims in
an effort to force Transylvania coun
ty and C, R. McNeely, county ac
countant, to pay Mr. Sims' salary
check for July. The hearing was
held last Saturday in Hendersonville.
Robert L. Gash appeared for Mr.
Sims while Ralph R. Fisher repre
sented the county in its demurrer.
Judge Schenck ruled that the case
must be heard in term time of regu
lar court in Transylvania county,
and signed an order transferring it
to the civil issue docket for Superior
court in this county. The next term
of Superior court will be held here
.a ue?.?">iber, and it is expected the
case will be heard then.
.n i. oints says he is working right
on, and will continue to work until
tba matter is settled.
SCHOOLS TO OPEN
List of Tcachers In Brevard
High and Elementary
Next Monday the children of Bre
vard, Rosman and other communities
in the county will wend their way to
school. It is expected that the larg
est enrollment in the county's his
tory will be made. For the next
eight months everything in the
county,- in practically all the homes,
will be directed in a manner that
gives the schools the right of way.
A new course has been added in
the Brevard High School, that of
stenography and typewriting and
bookkeeping. Several boys and girls
who graduated last May arc planning
to attend school here again this year
and take this new commercial
Following is a list of teachers for
the Brevard schools:
Mrs. J. E. Rufty, first grade; Miss
Lucile Wike, first grade; Miss Ge- :
neva Neill, second grade; Miss Bertie
Ballard, second grade; Miss Willie
Aiken, third grade; Mrs. F. P. Sledge,
principal and third grade; Mrs. A.1
C. Bolin, fourth grade; Miss Garnet
Lyday, fourth grade; Mrs. Pearl Ly-j
day Brittain, fifth grade; Miss Lois
Wike, fifth grade; Miss Myrtle Bar- :
nett, Sixth grade ; Miss Agnes Clay- 1
ton, sixth grade; Miss Bernice Bridg-i
es, seventh grade; Mr. J. E. Rufty, [
seventh grade and principal.
Miss Eliabeth Ramseur, Science;]
Miss Gladys English, Science; Mrs.!
W. P. Kimzey, Home Economics;
Mrs. Willis Brittain, History; Mr. C.
E. Wike, History and Latin; Mr.
Ernest Tilson, Science; Miss Sarah
Keels, Mathematics; Miss Juanita
Puett, French and Library; Mr. Jul
ian Glazener, Agriculture; Miss Jes
sie Copp, English; Miss Mary Frances
Biggers, English; Miss Janie Strick
land, Commercial; Mr. Alvin Moore,
Piano; Miss Eva Call, Public School
Music; Mr. Hinton McLeod, Mathe
matics and principal of High School;
J. II. Jones, Superintendent.
ZACHARY REUNION" TO
BE HELD NEXT SATURDAY!
Members of the Zachary family I
and their friends will gather at J
Cashiers Valley next Saturday morn- 1
ing for the annual reunion of the i
Zachary association. The reunions I
are held each year at the Zachary
burying ground, where the pioneer
of all this section is buried.
Col. John A. Zachary, his wife and '
children settled at Cashiers in 1832.1
and descendants of this first family j
now number int- hundreds. Thej
reunions arc ?l attended. !
Rev. \V. II II. ?ul be the
speaker ??!' !f>? (ray at Saturday V re- J
KIWANIS DIRECTORS TO j
MEET FRIDAY EVENING
Directors of the Brevard Kiwanis
club are to hold regular monthly
meeting this Friday evening at 6:30
o'clock at Mrs. McMinn's, on Cald
well street. Ash Houston is host of
the meeting. The hour has been set
at <? :30 in order that some members
of the board who have other en
gagements at 8 o'clock may attend
WAS ENJOYABLE EVENT I
Mt. Moriah Cherryfield commun
ity singing, which was held at the
Mt. Moriah church last Sunday aft
ernoon, proved a successful event,
with a large crowd present from
many sections of the county.
In the absence of the officers, the
convention was presided over by Mr.
Car! Allison. Practically all of the
large audience took part in the sing
ing, which was pronounced unusually
fine. The place of meeting for the
next convention has not yet been an
A recital of high class performance
was presented at the Brevard Meth
odistodist church Monday evening
before a large and appreciative audi
ence of visitors and people of the
community. The entertainment was
sponsored by the church choir, and
presented under the direction of
Mrs. B. E. Nicholson, church organ
I Out of town talent appearing on
i the program to delight the audience
j were Mr. Snyder, of St. Luke's
I church, New York, and Mrs. B. H.
| Gault, of Florida, both summering
j in Brevard, and widely recognized as
musicians of unusual ability as or
ganist and soloist, respectively. Local
talent assisting on the program in
eluded, Mr. A. B. Carter, violinist.
Mrs. J. F. Winton and Mrs.. A H
I Kizer, soloists, Mr. Boucher, as read
I er, and Mrs. Nicholson, organist, all
| of whom added much to the en
I joyment of the entertainment with
the excellency of the various selec
1 tions rendered.
| A silver offering was taken at the
' door for the benefit of tuning and
i repairing the church organ, and a
I good sum was realized for this pur
. WHO WILL BE BRIDE
AT THIS WEDDING?
Houston Furniture Company
Makes Unique Offer To
"Who will be the bride?"
This is the question across the
top of a page advertisement in this
issue of The Brevard News as pub- j
lished by the Houston Furniture
The big furniture store has moved i
from its corner location on Broad - !
way, to the building formerly occu- 1
pied by Pushell's store, directly fac-l
ing the Waltermire hotel. It is
planned to hold a formal opening in
the new store, the event to be staged !
within the next few days, and Mr. 1
Houston wants some young Transyl- ,
vania couple to get married in the |
store at this opening. He proposes to j
give a bed room suite or a living j
room suite to the couple that gets '
married in his store at the time he .
holds the formal opening.
Now is the time for some young
man and woman who have been con- j
templating marriage, to enter upon i
the scene and receive as their first
present a valuable gift. Any one in
terested may get full details of the
plan at the store of the Houston Fur
The public will be invited to this
event, and the couple desiring to
get married will, of course, have the
privilege of selecting their own min
ister and attendants. j
TWO BALL GAMES
HERE LABOR DAY
Manager Holt of the Brevard ball |
club announces that he has arranged |
for two ball games here Monday, th"
games to be played on McLean |
Field, one at 10 a.m. and the other)
at 3:00. The team scheduled to play
here is a semi-pro outfit from Dills
boro, and have been playing good j
ball this season, it is said.
Zeke Carson, who performed very |
creditably last Saturday for seven
innings at Marshall, and Albert
Payne, Brevard's best, will do the !
hurling for the locals.
Frank Carr will go to Canton nn
Monday, where he will meet the Can
ton nine on the tatter's diamond. :i<
part of a program given by the Can
ton Chamber of Commerce.
GEORGIAN TO SPEAK
AT EPISCOPAL CHURCH |
Rev. Harry Perry, rector St. [
Philips Episcopal church, m.-i ? an
nouncement that \V. K. Miller, chan
cellor of the diocese of Georgia, will
speak at St. Philips Episcopal church
nert Sunday morning at the 11.
o'clock hour of services, speaking on ;
the subject, "Lay Evangelism."
REV. RICHARDS TO BE AT
DAVIDSON RIVER CHURCH j
Announcement is made that Rev.
C. M. Richards, of Davidson Col
lege, will precah at Davidson River i
church next Sunday morning at 111
o'clock. The Rev. Mr. Richards will
be remembered in Brevard as an
uncle of Rev. John Hay, former pas
tor of the Brevard Presbyterian
MASONIC LECTURES TO BE
GIVEN THROUGHOUT WEEK I
Jeff Nelson, state lecturer for the
Masonic Lodge in North Sarolina,
will be in Brevard Monday, to begin
a week's series of lectures, instruct
ing members of Dunn's Rock Masonic
Lodge. He will be at the hail dur
ing certain hours of the day, and
D. W. Terry
Funeral service for D. W. Terry, j
who died at his home here Saturday,
was held Sunday afternoon at the I
Cross Roads Baptist church, Tuxedo, !
conducted by Rev. W. S. Price, Jr.,
Mr. Terry was 52 years of age and
had been a member of the churih for
35 years. He moved to Brevard four j
years ago and has been employed at
the Sapphire Cotton Mill during that
Surviving are his wife and three
Pallbearers were: Jim McCall, J.
E. Curlee, Riby Pressley, Alvin Holly
field, Gaston Grogan, Verney Holly
PLEASE DO NOT THROW
OUR STATEMENTS ASIDE
Statement! were mailed last
week to several hundred people
whose subscriptions are now due.
This is the last statement to be
sent out about the matter. Those
failing to respond will lead us
to believe that they no longer
want The Brevard News to come
to their address, hence their
names will be taken from the
We need you ? you need us ?
so please do not throw your
statement aside. Call at office
and pay, please, or mail check
COUNTY COURT TO SIT
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3
On account of Monday being
a holiday, the Goneral County
Court will not begin its sessions
until Tuesday morning. All
cases iet for next Monday will
be catlled Tuesday instead. This
announcement is authorized by
Judge D. L. English.
DO YOU WANT TO BE j
IN BREVARD PHOTO?|
If So, Be on the Square at 4:00|
o'Clock This Saturday
On Saturday aftemon, at 4 o'clock, !
Brevard's own band will give a con-'
cert to the public, and all the peo- 1
pie of the town and county are urged '
to assemble on the square for the i
purpose of being in a photograph to
be taken at that time of the business
section of the town. The Chamber
of Commerce wants new pictures of
the town to be used in next year's
booklets and advertising matter, and ?
from which to make new postcards of
All people of the town and county
who want their faces to be seen in
the new pictures of the town are
asked to be on the square promptly
at 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon.
Those not wanting to be in the
group will enjoy seeing others in the
big crowd that is expected to be
The band concert is to be one of
the best of the season, as the band
boys have caught the spirit of the oc
casion and will do their very best in
BUSINESS WOMEN MEET j
WITH MRS. LAWRENCE
A meeting of the executive com- '
mittee of the Business and Profes
sional Women's club will meet with
Mrs. R. E. Lawrence Tuesday eve
ning, September 3, at 8 o'clock.
This is nn important meeting and all i
officers are urged to be present next
CARR'S HILL REUNION
Many people are planning to at
tend the reunion at Can's Hill Bap
tist church next Sunday. The ses
sions will begin at 10 o'clock Sun-,
day morning, a picnic dinner will be!
served at noon, and in the afternoon j
there will be singing. Many people j
are coming from other points to join
in the singing. Rev. Mr. Kuyfcen
dall, former pastor of the church,
v*i!! deliver an address during the
1- ALL REUNION SCO i USH
RITE OCTOBER 8, 9, 10
Master Masons who contemplate
taking the higher degrees are noti
fied that the Scottish Rite bodies will
hold a reunion in Asheville on Tues
day, Wednesday and Thursday, Oct
ober 8, 9 and 10th. Application
blanks may be had at The Brevard
MANY V/OMEN AND GIRLS
GOING TO ENKA PLANT j
Mrs. Pat Kimey, representative
in Transylvania county for the big
Enka plant in West Asheville, an
nounces that the management will
within the next few days, call for
those girls and women who have al
ready made application for jobs in
the big Enka plant.
Any other girts or women desiring
work at Enka are urged to see Mrs.
Kimzey at once, at the offices of
Hamlin & Kimzey, over Pushell's
MEET NEXT TUESDAY
Because of Labor Day, Monday, is
1 an official holiday, the regular
monthly meeting of the Board of
j County Commissioners, which falls
| on the first Monday, will be post
i poned until the following day, Tues
I day, September 3.
I PENROSE COTTAGE" HAD
I SUCCESSFUL SEASON
Penrose Cottage guest list for the
past week includes the following:
Mi3s Grace M. Smith, Somerville,
Mass.; Mrs. M. A. Tomlinson, E.
F. Wililams and C. A. Cortland, of
Boston, Mass. ; Mrs. Fair Hughes and
Mrs. H. F. Johnson and children, of
Gastonia; Mrs. Robert Stratman,
Washington, D. C. ; Mr. and Mrs. J.
E. Stratman, Daytona Beach, Fla.;
Miss Suzanne Stratman, George
Swift, Daytona Beach, Fla., Mr. and
Mrs. K. E. Hope, Elfers, Fla. ; Mr.
and Mrs. W. G. Ferrell and Misses
Juanita and Irma Ferrell, Jackson
ville, Fla.; Miss Eleanor Beytagh,
Mrs. Steffens and Mr. and Mrs. H.
Tuten and son, of Savannah, Ga.
NEW SIREN INSTALLED
BY FIRE DEPARTMENT
A new siren, electrically operated,
has been installed by the Brevard
Fire Department for the calling to
gether of the volunteer organization
which so adequately serves the town.
LIEUT. BOYDEN TO
FLY TO BREVARD i
Will Visit His Old Home Town
? Some Time During
Lieutenant Kayne D. Boyden, of'
Brevard, who recently received the |
Distinguished Flying Cross for uh-'
usual heroism in Nicaraguan service,
is planning to fly his plane to Bre
vard some time in September and
visit friends and the old home town.
This information is contained in a |
letter received from the great hero
by a friend in Brevard. This friend 1
had wired his congratulations to
Lieutenant Boyden, and the letter
expressing his intention of visiting
Brevard was in response to the mes
sage of congratulation.
Following are copies of the tele
gram to Lieutenant Boyden, and his!
"Lt. Hayne D. Boyden,
"United States Marine Corps,
"Washington, D. C.
"Morning paper carries account
of your distinguished citation for
unusual heroism in Nicaraguan ac
tion. We expected this of you
sooner or later. In a cigarette it's
tasts but oh boy, in the air its nerve, j
Proud you named Brevard as your
home. Members of my family join
in sinccre congratulations."
"Your telegram was a great thrill
and I apreciate very much the spirit
an. I feeling which prompted you to
send it. Naturally I am proud to have
received the Distinguished Flying
Cross. I am also proud to have the
gocd esteem of the people of Bre- !
vard where I feel more at home than
anywhere else. We sre practicing
for the Cleveland air races, really an
aviat i :i meet where we are to do ex
hibiti formation flying.. I Hope to
fly down to North Carolina lomt
time in September to tee you all.
Please convey my appreciation to ev
eryone in Srevard for the menage
and accept my gratitude for lending
"HAYNE D. BOYDEN.",
WOMAN'S BUREAU TO
MEET NEXT MONDAY
September meeting of the Woman's
Bureau will be held atthe Chamber
of Commerce rooms Monday after
noon at 3:30 o'clock. It is hoped
that a full attendance of members
and any visiting friends will be
present at this meeting.
The regular meeting of the direc
tors will be held Friday afternoon
at 3:30 o'clock at the Chamber of
REVIVAL STARTS AT THE
GLADY BRANCH CHURCH
Rev. Jesse Mi-Carter, of Elizabeth ,
City, will begin ? series of meetings!
at Glady Brat' I'nj'tist church,
next Monday. September 2. Two j
services each day v. ill be held, and
the public is cordially invited to in
tend these meetings.
BREVARD PEOPLE READING,
AS SHOWN BY REPORT |
Librarian's report for the U. D. C. j
library for week ending August 24,
gives record of a total of 181 books
taken out during the week, includ
ing 134 adult books and 47 juvenile
books. Four new members were en
rolled, and a total attendance of 27 1
for the week is reported.
i The librarian announces that quite
a number of new books have arrived
and are now ready for circulation by
i the reading public. *-|
REV. MASON IN REVIVAL
AT ERW1N, TENNESSEE
Rev. J. P. Mason, Mehodist min
ister of Brevard, is conducting a ten
days' revival in Erwin, Tenn. The
meetings began Tuesday evening of1
ON SEPTEMBER 7
Plans are new complete for the
annual . Fisher reunion, which will be
held at the Lake Toxaway Baptist
church, Saturday, September 7, be
ginning at 10:30 in the morning. An
interesting program has been ar
ranged for the event, including
songs, addresses, reports and a busi
ness session, concluding with the
big dinner at the noor. hour. The
meeting will be presided over by the
president, J. C. Fisher,
Following is the program to be
presented: Song by all present; re
marks and prayer by Rev. E. R. Pen
dleton; meeting called to order by the
president, J. C. Fisher; welcome ad
dress, Dr. J. C. Owen; secretary's
report, Mrs. Lee F. Norton; address,
Rev. J. P Mason; offering, in charge
of and what used for explained by
Ralph R Fisher; open meeting for
general remarks; business session;
The annual reunion is always look
ed forward to with great pleasure by
all the Fisher family connections and
w among the outstanding events of
the county during the year. It is ex
pected that a large gathering of in
terested parties will be present on
this date to enjoy the celebration of
Thousands Expected To Visit
Transylvania County Dur
ing That Week
BEGINS BIG CAMPAIGN
Everyone Asked To Help In
Bringing Sons and Daugh
ters Back to Old Home
Plans are going: forward for cele
bration of Home-Coming Week, to be
observed throughout N'orth Carolina.
October 12 to 19th. It is hoped t.i
bring many thousands of North Caro
linians back to the Old North State
during that week. The Home-Coming
Week was authorized by the last ses
sion of the legislature, and a central
committee was appointed, which, in
turn, has appointed a county commit
tee in each county. This means that
in all of the 100 counties in the state,
these county committees will be
working to bring the native -onx and
daughters of each county back home
for the week.
Transylvania county is determined
to be among the leading counties in
the number of former sons and
daughters brought back home for the
week. The Brevard News is anx
ious to send this paper to the men
and women who have lived here and
now reside in other sections, so tliej
may know what is being done for
their entertainment during Home
The box below is being printed
and all citizens are asked to fill it
in with names and present addresses
of those people who have lived here
and moved away. Invitations will
also be sent to all such people, both
by the local coounty committee and
the central state committee at Ral
eigh. Please sit right down and fill
in the blank in the box below.
Have you a relative or friend who
has left Transylvania County?
If so, you can help bring him or
her back for the greatest gathering
of former Tar Heels ever attempted
in North Carolina. The state, through
Governor 0. Max Gardner and the
Home-Coming Committee, wishes t?
extend a cordial invitation to hose
strayed sons and daughters t?> "come
home' for state and county celebs a
tions, October 12-19, 1929. Kvcry
resident of Transylvania can help bj
providing names of former Tar Heels
to whom these invitations may be
Every person in the county is urged
to fill "in the blank below with the
name and address of a friend or rel
ative who has formerly made his nr
her home in Transylvania and
forward it to The Brevard New
(Person suggesting name)
tP. 0. Addre?>
(Name of former citizen)
BREVARD CAR HIT
W. L. Couch and Ira D. Galloway
had a most unusual experience one
day last week, when a liquor car ran
into their car, on the highway near
Fletchers. The Brevard men had a
narrow escape from serious injury,
as the cars came together. Mr. Couch
was driving, it is said, and the liquor
car was on the wrong side of the
road as it bore upon the Brevard
cr.r. So terrific was the jar when
the cars came togeher, that many
fruit jars and other ">ntainers i?
the liquor car were b <en.
Officers from Hendersonville ar
rested one man in the liquor car. the
others making their escape as quick
ly as they got out of their car. The
liquor cat was headed toward A -he
ville, while Messrs Galloway anJ
Couch were on their way back horn*
CHARGE BOYS WITH
Richard Whitmire and James But
ler arrested Saturday charged with
the theft of coats, sweaters nad other
articles of wearing apparel, said to
be valued at about $100. It is said
the articles were stolen from auto
mobiles rn which some young ladies
had ridden to a dance being given in
Rosman. The articles, it is said
were left in the cars, and it is charg
ed the boys stole them while the
young ladies were at the dance. Eck
L Sims' bloodhound was taken to the
scene and trailed the boys, it is said,
for about five miles. The coats and
other things were found hidden on
top of a mountain, packed in a hoi
low log. The boys, it is said, admit
ted the theft. They are under bond
. to appear in Judge English's court
J next. Monday.