BREVARD, NORTH CARO LINA, OCTOBER 23, 1029
MASONIC HOME-COMM EVENT ADOPTED AS AN
ANNUAL CELEBRATION BY DUNN'S ROCK LODGE
""record breaking I
? ? j
Three Men Who Have Been
Member* Over 50 Years
at Lodge Meeting
With what was said \to be the
largest number of Masons ever at
tending a meeting of Dunn's Rock
Masonic Lodge, the Horoe-Coming
celebration started promptly at 4
o'clock last Friday afternoon, and
held the keen interest of the big
crowd until 10 o'clock Friday night.
At the afternoon session Rev.
Wallace Hartsell delivered a most
interesting and inspirational address
on Freemasonry, holding the big
crowd in rapt attention with his
splendid interpretation of its land
A paper in memory of six deceas
ed brethern was read, which appears
elsewhere in this issue.
Short talks were made by several
members, including that of T. B.
Reid, the oldest member of Dunn's
Rock Lodge. He became a member
in 1873. This talk was followed by
J. L. Bell, who joined Dunn's Rock
Lodge one year after Mr. Reid's in
itiation. Mr. A. L. Hardin, whose
Masonic membership antedated that
of Mr. Reid's, but who joined at an
other place, was the next speaker. T
H. Galloway, next in Masonic age,
made an interesting talk, and he
was followed by Mr. Brown, who has
been a member for the past 35 1
years. Messrs. Reid, Bell and Gal- '
loway have been members of the 1
Lodge for over fifty years.
At 6 o'clock the craft -was called
from labor to refreshment, and Sam
Allison's feast was spread. There '
was everything in the world that all
the good housewives in Brevard 1
could think of preparing. The East- !
em Star had made special efforts in I:
preparing many good things. No I
finer dinner has ever been served:1
any group of men anywhere in the '
world than that enjoyed by thO|!
Masons. R. F. Tf&rp assisted Mr. i'
Allison with the refreshments. IJ
At 7 :15 the program was contin
ued. Dunn's Rock Lodge had pledged
$300 to the building program at the
Oxford Orphanage. Dr. Zachary, ,
Master, reported that the first year's
installment of $100 was now due. ;
Within h very few minutes the j
full amount had been raised among j
the Masons, and $27 over the 1
amount, which was placed in the \
fund for next year's installment. ,
Sitting in the East with the ?
Master were eight Past Masters of ,
Dunn's Rock, as follows: T. H. Gal- <
loway, T. H. Shipman, C. C. Yongue, 1
E. P. McCoy, J. A. Miller, C. O. ,
Robinson, A. N. Jenkins, and C. i
H. H. Rogers, connected with the j
Hoosier Engineering company, was
given the Master's degree, by a de-j,
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OPENS PLACE HERE
Formal Opening of Display
Rooms Thursday ? Pub- '
Formal opening _of the Southern
Public Utilities company will be
held at their newly acquired loca-j,
tion in the Waltermire Hotel build- 1
ing, No. 3 East Main street, on :
Thursday, October 24, according I
to announcement of this concern ap- j
pearing elsewhere in this paper.
Commodious and well appointed ;
offices have been established by the !
company, operating in connection I
with which will be a store contain- j
ing a complete stock of standard;
electrical appliances, including elec- j
trie ranges, electric refrigerators,
various kinds of irons, percolators,
toasters and many other electrical
appliances, the use of which bring
relief to the modern honsewife.
A cordial invitation is extended I
by the officials of the new concern
to the housewives of Brevard to
visit the store at any time and in
spect the display of the various
electrical appliances in stock.
In connection with the formal
opening, the management calls to
the attention of their patrons the
fact that they will receive the high
est qualify of electric service that
it is possible to render, and that the
same schedule of rates that apply in
the larger cities, which this compary
serves, will be in effect in Bruvard.
Mr. J. P. Lucas, vice president of ;
- the Southern Public Utilities com- j
pany, was in Brevard Monday, visit
ing the manager of the Brevard
branch, Mr. J. M. Gaines. Mr. Lucas
has many friends in Brevard who
expect him now to visit this section;
KIWANIS CLUB TO MEET
.THURSDAY AT WALTERMIRE
Regular meeting of the Kiwanis
club will 4>e held at the Waltermire
Grill this (Thursday) noor. Election
of officers will take place and all
members are urged to fce present.
PAPER IN MEMORY
OF MASONIC DEAD
Six Members of Dunn's Rock
Lodge Died During the
Past Masonic Year
The following paper was read atj
the Home-Coming celebration ofj
Dunn's Rock Masonic Lodge last >
Friday afternoon. Six members ofj
the Lodge have died during the pasti
Masonic year. The paper was I
adopted, spread upon the minutes,
ordered to be printed in The Bre
vard News, and copies are to be
sent to the families of the deceased
members. The paper follows:
In the midst of this, our Home
coming celebration, it is most fit
ting that we pause for a moment in
remembrance of our brethern who,
during the past year, have been call
ed into the middle chamber, or holy
of holies, there to stand in the pres
ence of The Grand Master of all crea
tion Six of our brethren whose faces
were familiar in years gone by to all
Masons who attended Lodge in this
hall, have been called from labor to
eternal refreshments during the year.
With heads bowed in sorrow and
hearts heavy with the sadness of it
all, those of us who survive carried
the caskets containing the remains
of our brothers, one by one, and buri
ed them all with Masonic honors be
neath the silent clods of the Sylvan
valley, and on the hilltop high above
the bedded streams, with but one
exception, according to the wishes of
Dunn's Rock Lodge misses these
brethern on all occasions, but more
especially on this, our home-coming
event. They are not in their ac
customed places about the Lodge, we
io not see their faces nor can we dis
cern their forms, but their influence
is with us today, and their spirit
hovers about us, and as the roll of the
departed is called, a brother will
answer for them, even as some broth
sr answered for them on other occas
ions in this lodge room.
E. B. CLAYTON? RILEY RHODES
HUGH WALKER? Z. V. BURRELL
Z. W. NICHOLS? CHAS. E. ORR
We feel the presence of the spirit
af these brothers upon us. There is
nothing more we can do for them.
But their absence is an eloquent,
forceful appeal to us to be better men
?nd better Masons than ever before, i
rheir very silence is a supplication
to us to be more considerate of one
mother while living, for it will not be
very long until others of us shall be
:alled to them across the borderland.
So while we are still alive, still have
the opportunity to love one another
and serve one another, let us hear
:he clarion call that comes from the
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FOOD AND FASHION
SHOW HERE FRIDAY
All is in readiness for the Food
and Fashion exhibit which will be
field in the Lowe building on Main
street Friday night of this week,
beginning at 7:30 o'clock. The
entertaniment will be sponsored by
the Sarah Taylor Circle of the
Booths of various kinds will fea
ture the show, and all firms in the
town will participate in the event.
The fashion show will be featured
by The Nobby Shop, Plummer's and|
Pushell's department stores, fur
nishing costumes for the latest fall
and winter styles, which will be
shown on attractive young ladies of
the town acting as models. "Miss
Brevard," the most popular young
lady in Brevard, will be crowned
during the evening, this part of the
program being sponsored by the
Kiwanis club. A small admission
price will be charged.
BY LOCAL GROUP
An organisation composed of T.
H. Shipman, J. S. Silversteen, and
R. W. Everett, of Brevard, and L.
B. Houston and Jack Burnett, of
Greenville, has just completed the
construction of a dam on East Fork,
and created a beautiful like. The
dam is 101 feet Ion#, about 20 feet
high, the waters, of the lake cover
ing some four acres of land.
It is the purpose of the men in i
the organization to stock the lake
with Rainbow trout. Quito a bound
ary of land has been purchased. An
nouncement is made, however, that
there is nothing of the commercial
or of a development nature in the
enterprise, it being constructed
purely for the pleasure of the five
men, their families and friends.
The lake is situated in a most
beautiful spot, low ridges entirely
surrounding it. On l>oth si?!ys of
the project are located the T?outh
; Carolina colonies where many peo
ple from the sister state spend their
PORTRAIT IS MADE
Picture of the Late T. S. Wood
Received by Lodge ? Was
Great Masonic Worker
(By ROBT. L. GASH)
Last Friday 'night the writer was
among those present at the Masonic
Home-Coming Night ? a privilege to
be long remembered. Shortly after
dinner, when labor was resumed, the
world looked rosy to all, and all
were eagerly looking forward to
"something good." It was not long
"Brother Secretary, have you any
communications of interest to the
"I have. It is from the daughter
of our Old War Horse, and says:
'Pa always attended the Lodge;
loved it as much as his life, and, as
he would have wished, was stricken
in the Lodge. Nothing would please
him better than for his portrait to
hang on your walls, and here is the
A portrait of Thomas S. Wood,
many times Master vf the Lodge, and
for decades the Lodge treasurer, was
passed up to the chair, and in turn
passed about the room. Member
after member arose to tell of
Brother Wood's work, and the old
Scotch Coventer, as he wanders
through the Elysian fields, after
hearing the numerous testimonials,
is still wondering how he ever came
to be such a fine man and Mason.
One would tell of how he was;
raised, when Bro. Wood was Master .
back in the eighties; similar accounts
of the nineties and nineteen hun
dreds; others told of his labors in
visiting: the sick, relieving the dis
tressed, comforting the widow, and
caring for the orphan. It all made
a continuous story of active service,
at all seasons, and in all weathers,
and under all conditions, from the
time he "jined the lodge' back in
the seventies until his death some
thre years ago ? more than half a
century of active work for the craft
and for humanity ? especially the
humanity in travelling distance of
wherever he happened to "be.
Brother Wood united with the |
Lodge about 1876, was first elected .
Worshipful Master in the early ,
eighties, and for the next two dec- ,
ades was presiding officer more than (
half of the terms. He was generally
a member of the committee for vis- ,
iting the sick, and always acted as ,
a member, whether officially a mem- .
ber or not. It took distant absence j
from the county or severe bodily ill- ,
ness to keep him away from a meet- ?
ing of the lodge. The weather was ,
never rough enough to prevent him ,
from visiting a sick brother, attend
ing a funeral, or attending a meet- ]
ing of the Lodge. At every meet
ing he always had one or more in
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M. E. MINISTERS IN
HIGH POINT MEET
Rev. A. L. Aycock, pastor of the
Brevard Methodist church, and Rev.
W. E. Rufty, pastor of the Rosman
charge, are attending the annual
Western North Carolina Conference
of the Methodist church which is i
convening this week in High Point. 1
Mr. Aycock and Mr. Rufty have
both served two years, and many
members of both churches have ex
pressed the wish that they will be i
returned for their third year of ser
vice. This question, however, will i
not be definitely known until the
appointments are read at Conference i
next Monday morning.
Miss Dorothy Silversteen was ac
corded high honor in being asked to
play the magnificent new pipe organ
of Constitution Hall, Washington,
D. C.. at the consecration exercises
of thss monumental building which
took place in the Capital city on
Wednesday of this week.
Miss Si iversteen represented Mrs.
William N'. Reynolds, of Winston- j
Salem, donor of the organ, and pre
sided 3*t the organ while "The Star
Spangled Banner" was rendered, and
also played the accompanimeut to a
hymn of consecration.
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Silversteen ac
companied their daughter to Wash
ington for the dedication ceremon
POSTPONED UNTIL S3TH
Regular meeting of th?3 Parcnt
Tcacher association has be?n post
poned from the- third Monday to
meet instead on next Monday after
noon, October 28, at the Elemen
tary school building at 3 o'clock. Im
portant business will be transacted
land a splendid program has been
I arranged to t)e carried out.
OLD TOWN GETS BIG
DISTRICT MEET OF
THE.B. AND P. CLUB
Convention Scheduled for No
vember 26 Will Bring
IMPORTANT WORK IS
OUTLINED BY CLUB
Mrs. Hugh Walker Named as
District Chairman for
Generally pronounced one of the i
most interesting and helpful meet- 1
ings of the Brevard Business and ]
Professional Women's club was that
held Monday night at the Blue
Moon, with a good delegation of
members present. I
Among the more important actions
of the club was its decision to en
terttain the annual district meet of
Business Women's clubs, which will
convene in Brevard in an all-day
session on November 26, thereby
making this the third time this fall
for Brevard to be host to as many
different district meetings. Further
honoring the local club, and giving
it wider publicity was the announce
ment that one of its members, and
the club's first president, Mrs. Hugh
R. Walker, has been named by the
state president to serve as district
chairman for the coming year. Mrs.
Walker will preside over the ap
proaching district meeting to be
held here next month.
Miss Jeannette Talley, the newly
elected president for this year, pre
sided over the meeting Monday
night, and in outlining the work to
be accomplished during the year, it
was apparent that present indica
tions point to a most successful
year's work. Reports from the var
ious committee chairmen showed
that the various activities of the
club have gotten well started, and
give promise of much being accom
plished during the current year.
Following the delicious supper
and the transaction of business,
Miss Bertie Ballard, representing
the local Girl Scout troops, told in
teresting and instructive facts re
garding the work and needs of the
Scouts, which organization the Bus
iness Women's club is sponsoring.
One of the most profitable and in
teresting programs said to have ever
been presented before the club was
that given by Mrs. R. E. Lawrence
on the subject of "Principles ' of
Color Harmony." Mrs. Lawrence
discussed in an intelligent and en
tertaining manner the general topic
Df color harmony as applied to
dress, interior decoration, color ad
vertising and the different types of
individuality, illustrating her talk
ivith charts and blackboard drawings,
rhis was the first of a series of dis
cussions to be led by Mrs. Lawrence
during the year on different sub
jects of general interest, and proved
highly enjoyable to the club mem
BREVARD TO PLAY I
GRACE HI FRIDAY
Brevard High football squad will
meet the team from Grace High here
Friday afternoon at 3:30 on the
High school grid for the fourth game
of this season. The locals are going
into the game with the record of not
having been scored on this season,
and fans here predict another vic
tory to be chalked up at the end of
the last quarter Friday.
Last year, on a muddy field at
Grace, the Brevard Blue Devils out
pointed their opponents in a well
earned victory. This season, the
Grace outfit has a much better team
and the outcome is doubtful as yet.
Tickets for the game will be on
sale Thursday afternoon and Friday,
and at the game, and the hope has
been expressed by the Athletic
Association that fans will "shell out"
better than they have in the past
A delightful reunion of former
Bre/ard residents and Brevard In
stitutt students was that held in
Charlotte last week, when five young
men who attended Brevard Institute
in 1921, all now living in the Queen
City, were entertained at a dinner
party at the home of sne of the
Ralph Webb was host of the oc
casion, entertaining with his 'wife at
iheir home, the four other former
Brevard men, Kenneth Harris, Ar
thur Harrell, Lloyd Shuford and
Hugh Whisnant, all of *hom are en
gaged in business in Charlotte. All
of these young men are said to be
making good in their chosen fields of
work, Ralph Webb being a public
accountant, Kenneth l?aiTis in the
art department of the Queen City
Printing company, Lloyd Sbnford a
pharmacist, Arthur Harrell con
nected with the C. D. Kenney com
pany chain store, and Hugh Whis
nant i,i thfi electrical business.
'MRS. T. L. SNELSON
CALLED IN DEATH
Death of Well Loved Woman
Brings Sadness to En
Mrs. T. L. Snelson, aged 54, died
i parly Tuesday morning at her home
in Brevard following an illness of the
past several months. Funeral ser
vices were I;eld at the Brevard Bap
tist church Wednesday afternoon at
2 o'clock, conducted by the pastor,
Rev. Wallace Hartsell. Interment
was in Oak Grove cemetery.
Indicating the high esteem in
which the beloved woman was held
in Brevard, the Baptist church audir
torium was packed, while many
stood about the doorway and in the
church yar2, unable to gain entrance
during the services. The altar was
completely banked with flowers sent
'by loving and sorrowing friends as
tokens of their love and expressions
of their sorrow in giving up a
Mrs. Snelson, the daughter of Mrs.
Louise Cantrell, of Brevard, was
before her marriage, Miss Molly
Cantrell, of Buncombe county. She
had made Brevard her home for the
past 30 years. She was a member
of the Brevard Baptist church and
was faithful and active in its var
ious services until failing health pre
vented her from church attendance.
She was a woman of lovely Chris
tian character, a good neighbor and
friend to all, and was greatly be
loved by a large circle of friends.
Surviving are her husband and 1?
children, including: Mrs. Canie
Aiken, of Brevard, Mrs. Carl Mer
rill, of Umatilla, Fla., Mrs. Russell
Young, of Elmwood, N, C., Mrs.
Samuel Summers Jr., of Cameron, S.
C., Ruth, Christine, Molly, Kather
ine, Rr e, Marcia Ray and Ralph, of
Brevard, and George, of New Mex
ico. Nineteen grandchildren also
In addition there are four sisters
and two brothers, Mrs. J. W. Hayes,
and Mrs. H. L. Wilson, of Brevard,
Mrs. H. G. Rogers, of Lake Toxa
way, Mrs. E. M. Redden, of Hen
dersonville, and Claude and John
Cantrell, of Brevard.
All of the children were at their
mother's bedside at the time of her
death, with the exception of one
son, George, who is in New Mexico
and was unable to be present.
Active pallbearers were: R. P.
Kilpatrick, B. W. Trantham, Clyde
Ashwortn, W. E. Breese, W. M.
Henry, H. H. Patton.
Honorary pallbearers included: T.
W. Whitmire, J. C. Hendrix, B. H.
Freeman, D. L. English, "Walter
Whitsett, J. E. Waters, W. H.
Duckworth, R. L. Nicholson, J. L.
Bell, T. T. Loftis, Fred Johnson. 0.
L. Erwin, R. R. Fisher, C. C. Kil
AT M. E. CHURCH
In the absence of Rev A. L. Ay
cock pastor of the Brevard Metho
dist church, who is attending- the
annual conference in High Point,
special services will be held at this
church at both the morning and eve
ning hour of worship.
At the 11 o'clock hour Sunday
morning, exercises will be held in
observance of Childhood and Youth
Week, this service to be in charge
of the Sunday School. The follow
ing program will be carried out:
"Why Should I Attend Sunday
School," by J. E. Rufty; "Some
Forward Steps for the School," by
H. C. Ranson; "Importance of Bible
Study," by Mrs. L. B. Haynes; "The
Obligation of Adults to Give Cheer
ful and Adequate Support to the
School," by James F. Barrett.
At the evening service at 7:30
o'clock a pageant, entitled "The Vis
ion Beautiful," will be given by
members of the Sanday School. A
cordial invitation is extended the]
[public to attend both of these ser
COUNTY CLUB MEET
Many people from all flections of
the county ere expected to #t;fnd
the meeting Saturday niirh'c ?\t the
court house, when the C^nty C!ub<
will hsar Hen. Robert K. BeyiwJd?
innd Hon. L ,L. Jankict. of A>:hcvilJ?
in addresses or the Cc-uiity Club
President K. S. Osboriie, of the
club, attended the raeeidng of the
Buncombe County club ia?t week in
Asheriile. At that tiioj Chief Jus
tice Sta<:ey, of the Suprame court,
was flia principal apt-sker, arc! it ia
said made a strong plait for the
County Club organization, winch, it
is believed, will do much for the
countier- in which the work ia car
VERDICT SET ASIDE AND
Verdict ;a the Will Gardin case,
in which the colored workman was
awarded $12,000 damages by a ;ury
in the County Court, vra?- / se'i stride
last Friday, and a corner mi'sc judg
ment. it is said, of $7,0)0 was ef
DOCTORS MEET IN
Business Meeting Held In the
Court House ? Dr. E. S.
LADIES ENTERTAINED BY
THE WOMEN OF BREVARD
Banquet at Pierce-Moore ?
Officers Elected and Marion
Gets Next Meeting
With doctors present from prac
tically all points in Western North
Carolina, the annual meeting of the
Tenth District Medical Society wss
called to order in the county court
house here shortly after 2 o'clock
Wednesday afternoon, by Dr. W. B.
Robertson of Burnsville, president.
James F. Barrett led the invocation,
and Lewis P. Hamlin, Brevard at
torney, delivered the address of
welcome. Response to the welcome
address was made by Dr. William P.
Herbert, of Asheville.
Many papers were read, and inter
esting discussions given each paper.
Fine addresses were delivered by
Dr. L. A. Crowell, of Lincolnton,
president of the State Medical So
ciety, and other physicians of re
While the doctors were in session,
their wives were T>eing given a
sight-seeing trip about the country
the wives of the Brevard physicians
and other ladies of the town acting
as hostesses to the visiting ladies.
At 6:30 a banquet was spread for
he visitors at the Pierce-Moore
.Hotel by the Daughters of Wesley,
society of the Methodist church. At
the conclusion of the banquet, tke
doctors selected Marion as the next
meeting place, and elected the fol
Dr. J. T. Anderson, Asheville,
president; Dr. E. S. English, Bre
vard, vice president; Dr. D. M. Mc
intosh, Old Fort, secretary-treasur
er; Dr. J. F. Able, WaynesvilJe,
Dr. E. S. English, vice president
of the association, and the other
physicians of the town and county
were hosts to the convention. These
gentlemen were given a vote of
thanks by the convention for tbe
splendid entertainment provided tJ?e
DELIGHTFUL TEA HONORS
Mrs. G. B. Lynch was hostess
Wednesday afternoon from four un
til five-thirty o'clock at a tea at
Tansylvania Hospital, honoring the
wives of the doctors attending the
Tenth District Medical Society con
vening in Brevard on that day.
Assisting Mrs. Lynch in enter
taining were Mrs. Frank Jenkins,
Mrs. R. W. Everett, Mrs. H. N.
Carrier, Mrs. David Ward, Mrs.
Roy Long, Mrs. A. H. Kizer. Mrs.
The reception rooms were most
attractive in their decorations of
orange and black, carrying out in an
effective manner suggestions of th>?
Hallowe'en season. Tea and sand
wiches were served to the thirty
R. E. FORTESQUE SUFFERS
FROM ACCIDENTAL SHOT
R. E. Fortesque, prominent farmer
in the Rich Mountain section, suf
fered a serious accident Monday
night when a gun he held in his
hand discharged and a load of shot
went through his left foot Mr.
Fortesque had pickecTthe gun up to
place it in another corner of his
bedroom, and was crossing the floor
with the weapon in his hand. He
says he does not know how the gun
Dr. C. L. Newland dressed the in
jured foot, and expects rapid recov
ery from the wounds.
POULTRY PLAY TO
DRAW BIG CROWDS
Play To Be Given In Brevard,
at Eosn and In Rdsuan
Schools This Week
Through the courtesy of the B.
& B. Feed and Seed company, a
f oar- act poultry play will he pre
sented this wee!: at three different
places in the county. On Thursday
nighft, October 24, at 'the Brevard
Hiph School auditorium, the play
will be preesnted, continuing Friday
night, October 2ti, at Penrose school
at Enon, and again on Saturday
night. October 2i5, at the- Rtsnaa
Higit School auditorium. The ent*>r
talnzaeat will begin osch night
promptly at 7:30 o'clock, and no ad
mJannn charged, as it i? free and
open 'to everyone.
The entertainment is not a moving
picture show, but a four-act comedy
play of h humorous and instructive
nature. While these is plenty of
fun in tba play, it is also full o 1
good practical poultry information
with vital fa its of interest to every
fanner anil poultry nmer. . j
An interesting festuDi of e?
te/tainmettt will he th? awsfdteg of
the fr?? attendance piiee of a dry
mash feeder, whvcl- wHS be present
ed tc the iAvmt titer the play.