THE BREVARD NEWS
VOL. XXXIV. BREVARD, NORTH CAROLINA, SEPTEMBER 25, 192S No 3,
FOR BAND'S FUTURE
Dinner Given Band Boys By
Mrs. J. S. Silversteen Was
WOULD GIVE INSTRUCTION
OF BAND IN THE SCHOOLS
To Make Effort for Recruits
In Brevard and Rosman
A campaign to bring the teaching
of band music within the public
schools of the county, by having
Prof. F. J. Cutter regularly en
gaged as a teacher of band music in
the two high schools, was launched
at a dinner Tuesday evening at the
Pierce-Moore Hotel. The event had
been planned by Mrs. J. S. Silver
steen simply as an honor to the
Brevard Municipal Band, and an ex
pression of her appreciation for the
tine work the band has done here
during the past five years. The cam
paign that was launched, which may
mean much to the future of this
section, was an outgrowth of the din
ner party and the enthusiasm aroused
because of the possibilities of the
The dinner for the band boys was
one of the most delightful events
ever enjoyed in Brevard. Mrs. Sil
vevfien, always the perfect and
gracious hostess, conveyed to the
members of the band the keen pleas
ure it gave her to thus express a
sincere and keen appreciation of
the great work the band has done
here, and the boys deeply sensible
of the honor shown them, and stated =
in no uncertain terms their gratitude
to the hostess.
Invited guests sprung- the proposed
plan to have the band made a part of
the public school work. It was after
Dr. Carl Hardin, speaking for the
band, had stated that the young men
now playing in the band would soon
be gone to other fields, and if _ Bre- .
vara wanted the band continued
there must be recruits and new mem
bers secured and trained to take the J
places of those going away to col
lege and to other fields of labor.
This announcement was something
of a shock to those who looked upon
the band as a fixture in Brevard. The
band is a fixture here, it was' stated,
but the members of the band are
changing all the while, hence
necessity for constant training of |
new recruits. Some of those who*
started in with the band five years)
ago arc now holding paying positions
with bands and orchestras through
out the country, while others are ;
playing in college bands and orches- ?
tras, thereby helping defray their |
expenses while obtaining their higher |
It was decided to ask the women s |
clubs and organizations of the town,
and countv to become interested in
the proposition, looking to the em
ployment of Prof. Cutter as a regu
lar teacher in the schools, and have
him teach half time in the Brevard
High School and half time in the
Rosman High School, thereby giving
to every boy in the county who has
talent the opportunity to develop,
and learn a profession by which he
can make his way through college,
or follow as a regular means of
livelihood. . .
The Brevard Band started training
five years ago. Those who have gone
into it before have purchased their
own instruments, gave oftheir own
time both in study and in the fieo
concerts that have made Brevard
known throughout the South as the
resort town where the municipality
owns its own band and gives free
concerts to citizen and tourist alike.
There is much talent in the town
and countv among boys who are un- j
able, financially, to buy instruments,
and pay tuition. If it is made a part
of the "regular school work, it is be
lieved that the advancement made
by the boys taking this work will be
as productive of real results as any
other portion of a boy's education
that he can begin to realize cash re
turns upon as that offered in learn
ing to play in a band or orchestra,
it is said by many who are in a posi
tion to know.
Aside from the great pleasure and
enjoyment afforded the citizens ,
through the band concerts, these j
concerts constitute the town's only ;
offering to the tourists in the way
of entertainment, and has proven i
one of Brevard's strongest drawing'
cards during the past few seasons. ,
/It is believed that all the women's |
clubs and organizations, the Cham- 1
ber of Commerce and Kiwanis club,
and leading citizens throughout the
county will advocate the plan to
make band instruction a regular
part of the public school work.
MISS LOCKMAN IS 1
Miss Thelma Lockman, who was a
member of the Brevard High school
faculty last year, is now holding the
position of secretary o? the Girl Re
serve of the Raleigh Y. W. C. A.
During the summer Miss Lockman
studied at National Y. W. C. A.
headquarters in J^Iew York, taking
special training in Girl Reserve work.
She is said to be enthusiastic over
her new work and has plans for ex
tending this department into all the
elementary schools of Raleigh.
BOTH BOARDS ARE
BUYING COAL NOW
Schools Well Supplied With
Fuel ? Contest of Power
Still Being Waged
SUPREME "COURT MAY BE
FINAL ARBITER IN MATTER
Dispute Is as to the Authority
of School Board and the
| Purchasing Agent
| Unsettled conditions are reported
in official circles concerning the
question of purchase of coal for the
county schools, but the schools are
abundantly supplied with coal, this
necessary item having been ordered
by both the school board and by the
county purchasing agent. It is
believed the Supreme court will be
called upon to finally decide the
The question at issue seems to be
as to the powers of the county pur
chasing agent, and those of the
school board. The purchasing agent,
appointed by the board of county
commissioners, contending that all
purchases for the county must come
through his office, while the school
board contends that it has the right
and power to conduct its own af
fairs and make its own purchases.
The county purchasing agent has
ordered several cars of coal, and it
is being put in the school buildings
by the Purity Products company. It
is said that members of the school
board forbade the men delivering the
fuel to place it in the buildings,
claiming that the school board had
not ordered that coal. The warning,
said to have been giv.ln in the pres
ence of witnesses, was unheeded, and
the coal placed in the basements of
the school buildings.
In the meantime, the school board
had ordered coal, and upon its ar
rival it is said the county account
ant refused to sign the voucher for
the freight on the carload, saying it
had not been ordered by the county
purchasing agent. The carload or
dered by the school board is said to
be standing on the railroad tracks,
while about five dollars a day is be
ing charged up as demurrage.
It is not known what the next
move will be, but leading citizens
who speak about the matter express
the opinion that nothing under the
Supreme court of North Carolina
will be able to settle the matter of
authority between the contending
forces, the school board and the
board of county commissioners.
ALL DAY SINGING |
HERE NEXT SUNDAY
Hundreds of people will be here ;
next Sunday for the all-day Fifth ,
Sunday Singing convention which
will be held at the court house in
Brevard. A good program has been
prepared and a good time is in store
for all who are present on this day.
This convention is an outstanding
event of the year and one that is al
ways attended by large numbers of
people from various sections of the
county and elsewhere, and is an
ticipated with great pleasure from
year to year by lovers of song and
music. All are requested to come
prepared to spend the day and to
bring with them well filled dinner
OLD LANDMARK IS !
BURNED TO ASHES
An old residence, better known as
"Shake-down," was burned in the
early morning hours Wednesday, the
origin of the fire being undetermin
ed. This was an old landmark lo
cated about two miles from Brevard
on the Caesar's Head highway near
Wilsbn's bridge, and was unoccupied
at the time of the burning. The
house, which was said to be 135
years old, was built with wooden ?
pegs for nails, and was formerly
owned by Ethan Wilson, but more re
cently owned by French Broad
It is said that the burning of this
old house is the third residence
within a radius of one mile to have
burned in Dunn's Rock township in
the past two years.
NINE CASES DISPOSED OF
IN THE COUNTY COURT
Nine cases were disposed of in the
County Court Monday, two jury
trials being on the docket. None of
the cases were of any general in
terest, however, all being of minor
The next session of the court will
be held on the First Monday in
.October, when an unusually large
Idocket is coming up for hearing.
McCALL REUNION TO BE
HELD ON FIRST SUNDAY
McCall reunion will be held at
the Brevard court house on the first
Sunday of next month, October 6.
The reunion will be an all-day event,
with dinner on the grounds and a
good program carried out during the
day. It is expected that a large
number of the McCall family con
nections will be present on this oc
MARTHA IS WINNER
Miss Martini Norelius of New York
who won tlie 10-tnile Wrlgley marathon
swim and first prize of S10.000. She
covered the distance In record time?
r> :24 :'-2. Over 100,000 persons watched
Names of Former Residents
Wanted By the Home
A meeting of the Transylvania
County committee, which has charge
of the work in connection with North
Carolina's Home-Coming Week, met
at the Chamber of Commerce rooms
Wednesday afternoon, and made far
ther plans for the great event. It is
expected that many hundreds of ,
former Transylvania county men and |
women will visit the county again at !
Programs are being arranged that
will call for one week's continuous |
round of fun, frolic and community!
gatherings. The committee urges I
all citizens who have not as yet sent J
in the names and addresses of their;
relatives and friends who have mov
ed to other points, to do so at once.
S'-nd such names and addresses to'
The Brevard News, Brevard, N. C. I
It matters not whether it is just one!
name, or the names of a dozen of i
people who have lived here in the !
past, but now live some other place, j
the committee wants these names and I
addresses. Invitations will be sent j
to each name that is mailed into The
Brevard News. In addition, the
governor of North Carolina will also
send invitations, as all names sent in
to Brevard are forwarded on to the
state committee in Raleigh, and oth
er invitations sent out from there.
Haste is necessary, however, as it
takes some time to prepare th" in
vitations and mail them out.
PARENTS URGED TO
VISIT THE SCHOOLS
Rosman Principal Invites All
Patrons To Become In
terested in School Work
G. C. BUSH. Prin. Rosman H. S.
Every school superintendent, prin
cipal and teacher in the country is
continually urging parents to visit
the schools. Thousands of parents
do visit the school each year, some
on special occasions, some when the
school is engaged in regular clas?
room work. Much good should re
sult from each visit. The home and
the school should be brought closer
together. It is evident that the
school cannot assume full responsi
bility for the success of the pupils
in their work. If the parents visit
the schools they can better learn
what is their share of the responsi
bility in the education of their chil
dren. If the schools of the com
munity art to be effective the people
must take a big interest in them.
Carping criticism often comes from
those persons who never look inside
the school-room but who depend up- j
on "gossip" for information. First- 1
hand information is always the best,]
therefore those parents who are .
really interested in the school s will j
visit them several times each term. I
Many parents do not visit the
schools because they feel that they
are not competent to judge the
class-room work. They say they can
not suggest methods of instructions
to teachers. All of this is true, but
there are numerous reasons why
parents should visit the schools.
They can observe many things.
KIWANIS MEETING AT THE
Kiwanians will meet Thursday at
noon at the Waltermire Grill's pri
vate dining room for their regular
MASONS TO MEET FRIDAY
EVENING FOR LODGE WORK
Members of Dunn's Rock Masonic
Lodge are requested to be present
at the Lodge rooms Friday night for
a regular communication of the
FOR POWER PEOPLE
Southern Public Utilities Com
pany to Be In Waltermire
Offices for the Southern Public
Utilities company are now being ar
ranged in the Waltermire Hotel build
ing, on the square. The company has
leased two large rooms for a period
of five years. One room faces on
Broad street, and next door to the
entrance of the Waltermire Hotel.
This will be used, it is said, as a dis
play room for the many electrical |
appliances sold by the company.
The other room faces Main street,
next door to the Pisgah Bank, and
this building will be used as company
offices, it is said. Partitions have
been torn away at the rear of eachi
room, making the company offices
and store rooms continuous.
It is said the Southern Public
Utilities company officials have an
nounced the opening of their Bre
vard offices about the first of Octo
ber. Many alterations and im
provements are being made in the
TO HIS HOME HERE
Man Injured By Four Brothers
Friends of Mr. George Shuforc^ |
are rejoicing with him and his fam- ?
ily over the rapid improvement he is
making since the brutal attack made
upon him by four strange men on
Highway 28 near Fairfield on the
afternoon of Friday, the 13th. Mr.
Shuford was able to be removed to
his home last Friday, after being con- j
fined in Transylvania Hospital for a1
It will be recalled that Mr. Shu
ford, while riding in his car with .
Mrs. Shuford in the Fairfield section,!
riding behind his truck driven by W. J
M. Pierce, was passed by another
automobile driven by four men,
said to have been intoxicated. The
four men stopped the truck, attack
ing the driver, and later when Mr.
Shuford arrived on the scene he was
struck down with an automobile
iack, knocked unconscious and stab
lied twice through the body. Medical
a iff reached Mr. Shuford and Mr.
Pierce, the latter of whom received
only slight injuries, when it was at
first thought that Mr. Shuford's
wounds would prove fata!.
Industrial and Financial
By WILLIAM McMAHON, Pres.
There is so little change this week
over last in the factor influencing
industry, that we will talk somewhat
conceretely to our readers, concern
ing stocks and their choice of them, |
in this short article.
In the first place, it is dangerous i
to buy promotion issues or alleged 1
securities, such as are sold by un
licensed salesmen through personal
visits or over the telephone. In the '
second place, if one's preference be
stocks, it is best to select them from 1
those listed on the New York Stock
Exchange. Other exchanges have
splendid issues also, but the propor
tion of unworthy ones to good ones
on these other exchanges is larger '
than on what we call the "Big"
Most of the issues popularly trad-i
ed in on the New York Stock Ex- 1
change and generally discussed in
the newspapers are selling so high
that where they pay dividends, the
yield is too low for purposes of in
come return. For instance, General
Electric, a first class stock, only
yields about 1 per cent. Freeport Tex
as yields 8 1-2 per cent, but it would
;be better, perhaps, to own General
Electric than Freeport Texas. Hou
daille Hershey "B" yields nearly 3
!per cent, but by reason of its solid
business, steady growth strong assest
position and good prospects, should
be more desirable for varied purposes
than either of the other two menti
For those whose object in buying a
stock is primarily for enhancement
in market price, a good opportunity
is Raybestos-Manhattan. The reasons
why this stock should advance is the
larjjre present gains in earnings, its
prospects, the strong bank sponsor-1
ship and the further important fact;
that it was listed on the New York
Stock Exchange only September 19,
which circumstance usually means
heavy buying of the better sort over
a period of several weeks.
SERVICES AT MT. MORIAH
Rev. W. S. Price Jr. announces
that preaching services will be held
at Mt. Moriah CherryfieH Baptist
church next Sundny nicrning and
evening. The puolic is cordially in
vited to be present at both services.
STIMSON'S GOAT HAPPY
"Billle flie Kid." Secretary of
State Stinison's nine-month-old t'oat.
sterns oulte ronlentod In tlio arms
Kitty Brown of Washington. The
go::t arrived in Washington addressed
to t lie secretary of state and the dip
lomatic powers-t hat-he turned "Billle"
over to the National Zoological park
In the Capital city.
BIG EATER IS DEAD; j
ATE DOZEN LEMONS'
Never Sick But Once, and That :
From Eating Cement and
Arkansas City. Kan ? John Hor
ton, the Negro "who ate so much" is |
dead. He did not die from overeat- ,
ing, but simply dropped dead from
Horton traveled considerably and i
ever so often appeared in Arkansas
City and wanted to bc-t he could eat
anything. The crazier bet the bet
ter he liked to meet it.
His only sick spell came from eat
ing a lot of cement and then drinking
several gallons of water, which caus
ed it to solidify. He delighted in
bananas and could make short work
of a stalk of the fruit. He could eat
the peeling, the stalk and all and walk
away rattling the stakes he had won.
Eat< 12 Lemons
His hardest stunt was eating a
dozen lemons, peels and all. Such a ;
thing as eating fourteen two-pounu j
spring fries only increased his appe- j
tite. It was nothing to eat a couple |
of bushels of apples at a time or a ,
forty-pound watermellon, rind and all
He had offered to bet he could eat I
the heart out of a wagonload of !
watermelons, but found no takers. ;
He could eat ten or twelve dozen
eggs at a time or twenty or thirty
pies at one sitting. Ten pounds of
beef meant nothing to him.
He was the man about whom th
story originated concerning tho eat
ing of a dozen roasting e; v. Some
one here oncc wanted to bet him In
could not eat a dozen of them at
once, cobs and all. He said he had v
leave for a moment, but would be
right back and take the bet. He went
out and bought a dozen corn on the |
cob, ate them and came back and ac
cepted the bet. He won it, naturally,
but had to eat a dozen extra pre
viously just to be sure he could do it.
48 Bottles Pop
Horton could drink two cases or
forty-eight bottles of soda pop at one
sitting and often bet that he could
drink one case in less than a minute
Tests would show that the liquid
would not flow out of a bottle in less
than twice the time Horton said he
required. But the better generail>
forgot to count the rapid suction with
which the man could drain a bottle.
In this feat, as in all others, the
loser always had to pay for what Hor
No scientific explanation has ever
been offered of what kind of a
stomach Horton possessed. He could
also whistle like a train coming into
the station and was adept at sleight
of-hand tricks. There probably has
never been another such stomach. It
was a champ of champs and carried
a bet that no one ever won.
MAYOR WHITMIRE ELEVATED
TO DISTRICT STEWARD
T. W. Whitmire, mayor of Bre
vard and for many years a member
of the board of stewards in the Bre
vard Methodist church, was last
Monday evening elevated to the posi
tion of Distict Steward in the Ashe
ville district. The mayor is recogniz
ed as one of the strong Methodist lay
men of Western" North Carolina, and
is well known in his denominational
group throughout the state.
LAKE TOXAWAY AND OAK
GROVE SERVICES SUNDAY
The pastor will preach at Oak
Groye and Lake Toxaway Baptist
churches next Sunday, fifth Sunday,
extra appointments, in order to dis
cuss with the congregations advisa
bility of a few days' meetings. U.sua!
hours. Members sire requested to
COUNTY CLUB TO BE
Fir?t Meeting Called for Nixm
Saturday at the Walter
TO BE COUNTY-WIDE IN
MEMBERSHIP AND WORK
Prominent Farmers on the Or- -
ganization Committee ?
Organization of a "County Club"
!for Transylvania county is promised,
according to work that is being done
this week. A meeting is to be held
at the Waltermire Hotel this Satur
day at noon, at which time it is ex
pected several men from various
parts of the county will gather in
response to an invitation being mail
ed out. The organization committee
is composed of Claude S. Osborne,
|G. T. Lydav, H. T. Allison, J. R.
Whitmire, W. L. Talley and C. R.
The County Club movement is
rapidly spreading through the coun
try, and is said to have been of tre
mendous value to those counties
where it has been operating. The
following letter that is sent with the
invitation explains something of the
nature of the organization:
"We hope that you will read very
carefully the enclosed book ? then
we know you will agree with u^ that
a County Club is somoth;ng we need
very badly here.
"The representative of the Na
tional County Ciub A..?o iation has
jequested us to serve a- Organiza
tion Committee of the ( junty Club
to be formed in this cou:.cy. \Ve are
gli. ! to consent.
"A list 01 several men from each
township has been i^.epared for in
vitution to become charter members
the club. In going over the list
it appears to be an excellent one and
to have only the leaders in the var
ious parts of the county.
"Your name is one selected from
your township. Your acceptance ot"
the invitation may mean a small sac
rifice to you of your time, thought,
and money, but we strongly urge you
to make it.
"This is not a matter of politics.
It is a business proposition. V.".' feel
that we can do a great deal <'l" good
with it. The fact that it costs so
little naturally appeals to all of us.
We believe we will be very we!! re
"On Saturday, September 28th,
we expect to be able to organw the
Transylvania County Club at the
Waltermire Hotel, where they have
agreed to furnish us a dinner for
50c each. This dinner will be at 12
o'clock noon. Be sure and sign en
closed card and return at once. Wc
think the Transylvania County Club
will equal any in the state, and we
are counting on you.
"Officers and directors will be
elected and important committees
appointed and it is necessary that
we have a representative crowd. So
mail your card at once.
"Yours very truly,
"Claude S. Osborne, G. T. Lv
day, H. T. Allison, J. R. Whit
mire, W. L. Talley, C. R. Mc
FOOTBALL GAME TO
; BE PLAYED FRIDAY
Everybody, his brother, .sister,
mother, father, and friend are ex
pected to turn out Friday afternoon
at 3:30 to see Brevard's football
nine in the first frame of the season,
when thev meet Brevard Institute
on the High School gridiron.
Nineteen days of hard training
has made Coach Tilsen very optimis
tic toward his team's ability, and with
tover two full teams out in uniform,
Friday's game promises to be an in
teresting affair for local football
fans. Brevard Institute is no mean
foe, they having made a pretty good
showing last Friday against the
Pickens High eleven, and it is ex
pected that a record crowd will be
out to root for the two local teams.
Brand new uniforms have been
purchased for both teams. Brevard
has blue jerseys with white trim
mings, while Brevard Institute's
new dresses are drab.
No places fave been announced as
yet by Coach Tilson on the local
team, and speculation is rife as to
who will be who in Friday's game.
R. R. SCHEDULE TO
No official announcement had )>een
received at the station of the Sou
thern Railway company in Brevard
Wednesday as to the new schedule of
the Transylvania line. The new
schedule goes into effect this com
ing Sunday, when Brevard will
again be made the terminal, and the
greater part of the trains crews being
stationed in Brevard.
One train will leave Brevard early
in the morning, returning from Hen
dersonviJle about 2 o'clock in the
afternoon. The other train vrill
leave Toxaway early in the morning, ,
and make the round trip to Hender
sonville ana back to Toxawry.