XXXIV. BREVARD, NORTH CAROLINA, OCTOBER 30, 1929
J. H. WEST, PASTOR
. R?v. A. L. Aycock Goes to
I High Point ? Rufty Sent
Back to Rotman
Rev. J. H. West, pastor daring the
closing year at the Main Street
church In High Point, has been as
s?igned to the Brevard Methodist
church for the coming year, while
Rev. A. L. Aycock, of Brevard, was
transferred to the High Point church ,
that Mr. West is leaving.
The new pastor is said to be a
man of unusual ability, having long
been active in the Western North
Carolina conference. He is the ,
father of Rev. W. B. West, pastor of |
the Methodist church in Henderson-'
ville. The Rev. Mr. West will be |
here next week to take up Tiis work, '
and will preach his first sermon]
here one week from next Sunday. !
Rev. Mr. Aycock and family will
return from conference Thursday, I
and he will preach his farewell ser
mons here Sunday morning and Sun
day evening. Mr. Aycock has made
a host of friends here who will re
gret his leaving, and his family will
be missed by the entire citizenship
of the town.
RUFTY RETURNED TO THE I
ROSMAN METHODIST CHURCH |
Rev. W. E. Rufty was returned to
the Rosman Methodist church by the
Bishop at the High Point conference. ,
His many friends in Rosman and
throughout the county will be
pleased that the popular minister is
to be here for another year.
His work at Rosman has been out- ,
WORLD KNOWN HERE
Mrs. Ellen Brown and Mrs. Mar- .
garet Patterson, of Hendersonville,
twin sisters, are said to be the oldest
living twins in the United States,
they having passed their eighty-eigth
birthday on the past October 8. They
are the only surviving members of a
family of twelve, there having been
two pairs of twins in the family ? all
Mrs. Brown is the grandmother of '
Mrs. Gus Gillespie and the great- t
grandmother of Julian Bird, both of <
Brevard, and Mrs. Patterson the !
great aunt of Mrs. Gillespie.
U. D. C. TO MEET NEXT |t
SATURDAY AFTERNOON, 3:30 =
United Daughters of the Confed-;
eracy will hold the regular meeting 1
at the Library Saturday afternoon at i
This will be the first meeting of :
the new year and all new ofticers
are expected to be present. All mem
bers are requested to remember that
dues for 1930 are now due. This oc
casion will also be Confederate Flag
day and small flags will be sold
throughout the day by the children's
chapter, with Mrs. H. H. l'atton in ;
in charge. The proceeds of this sale i
will go toward the support of the '?
' ? -.late Home for soldiers at 1
;igh and the Confederate Home >
aged widows in Fayetteville. 1
GREAT SCENES AT i
D. A. R. dedication;
Colorful Ceremonies Make the
Program Unusual In Both
Interest and Beauty
In a colorful and' ceremonious 1
program, Constitution Hall, the mon
umental building housing the audi
torium and library of the national
Society of the Daughters of the
American Revolution, was consecrat
ed last week in Washington, D. (J.
Kach state was represented in the
grand procession by the state D. A.
R. regent, bearing aloft the standard
of her state, first in order in the
line being the original 13 states in the
order in which the constitution was
ratified. Following the parade of
the states were the vice presidents
general and other distinguished per
Constitution Hall, which is nation
al headquarters for the D. A. R.
organization and the meeting place
for the annual congress, is monumen
tal in execution but purely utilitar
ian in purpose. It is the result of the
steady growth of the D. A. R. as an
organized force in American life.
The total cost of the building and
equipment aggregates more than a
million and a half dollars. The re
sult is a model for its purpose, its
design, materials and equipment be
ing considered admirable. Among
the valued parts of equipment is the
concert pipe organ, designed for the
auditorium and occupying the space
above and at each side of the plat
form. The console is so designed that
it can be placed in a recess at the
rear of the platform whan not in use
and can be moved to any part of the
platform when desired. Miss Dorothy
Silversteen was honored by being
asked to play this organ at the re
cent consecration ceremonies.
The library, which will contain the
historical collection and genealogial
books used by the society, and public
is reached by an elaborate marble
'RED CROSS ROLL
CALL iS PLANNED
Alexander Named as General
I Chairman ? Field Work
ers la Town
I Mrs. R. J. Miller, field represen
tative of the National Red Cross,
spent Tuesday in Brevard, making
plans 'with the local committee for
the annual Red Cross roll call. Rev.
K, L. AleJ&ficTer, pastor of the Bre
vard Presbyterian church, wa? se
lected as chairman of the roll call
The roll call will begin on Armis
tice Day, November 11, and last
through the 18th. It is planned by
the committeo to have as nearly a
one hundred per cent membership in
the county as it is possible to ob
Following are the names of those
placed on the various committees to
assist in the annual roll call:
General chairman, Rev. R. L. Al
Publicity ? James F. Barrett.
Toxaway ? Walter McNeely.
Pisgah Forest ? Miss Annie Gash.
U. D. C. ? Mrs. Beulah Zachary.
Wednesday Club ? Mrs. J. S. Sil- j
Woman's Bureau ? Mrs. 0. L. Er
Mathatasian Club ? Miss Florence ?
Fortnightly Club ? Miss Alma \
Business and Professional Wo
men's Club ? Mrs. Nathan Morris.
Church ? Rev. W. H. Hartsell. '
Schools, general chairman ? Prof. ;
3. P. Verner.
Rosman Schools ? Mrs. G. C. Bush. '
Pisgah Forest School ? Miss Julia '
Little River ? Mrs. Ed Mackey. j1
Penrose ? Prof. Noah Miller. I'
Chamber of Commerce ? T. W. >
Kiwanis club ? Ralph H. Ramsey.
W.O.W. CONVENTION \
W. H. Gi'ogan, Jr., district deputy
>f the Woodmen of the World, an
->oun<'"s everything in readiness for
;he Thirty-Sixth annual convention
>i the Log Rolling association,
Woodmen of the World, to be held
in Hendersonville Thursday of this
veek. The sessions will be held at
,he Iligh School, with morning and
ifternoon sessions, and degree work
n the evening.
Many members of the order from
3revard will attend the Henderson
??ille meeting, it is said.
10 OBSERVE WEEK j.
OF PRAYER HERE!
Week of Prayer will be observed j
it the Methodist church by the Wo-|
men's Missionary society with special
services held four afternoons next j
iveek, beginning Tuesday afternoon I
ind concluding with the Friday aft- J
nnoon service. The meeting will
aegin each afternoon at 3:30 o'clock.
The meeting on Tuesday will be
n charge of Brevard Institute led
by Miss Denton; Wednesday after
noon young people's society will be in
charge; Thursday afternoon the reg
ular monthly meeting of the adult
society will be hold; Friday after
noon's service will be in charge of
the children's society.
LIVING HERE NO'"
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Cole, formerly
of Bishopville, S. C., are now living
in Brevard, being located at the
Benedict home on East Main street.
Mr. Cole is connected with the
Southern Public Utilities company,
and was transferred to this town
from Bishopville since the big con
cern took charge of its newly ac
quired properties here. Although
Mr. and Mrs. Cole have been here
but a few days ,they have already
made many friends among Brevard
FREEMAN NABS MAN WANTED
IN ASHEV1LLE AND ATLANTA
Chief of Police Freeman nabbed
Clayton Capehart, of Asheville, as
he passed through Brevard last Fri
day. The Atlanta officers wanted
the man on a charge of automobile
theft, while the Asheville officers
wanted him on other charges. Cape
had was driving r. 3uick car, which
was said to have been stolen in At
lanta. Officers from the Georgia city
came here Sunday for the man.
REV. J. P. MASON FILLS
PULPIT AT M. E. CHURCH
J Rev. J. P. Mason preached at the
Brevard Methodist church Sunday
night, in the absence of the pastor,
Rev. A. L. Aycock, who was at con
ference. Quite a large congrega
tion heard the Brevard man for the
first time, and expressed great pleas
ure in his sermon. Sunday marked
the second anniversary " of Mr.
PLAN SUGGESTED TO CLEAR FRENCH BROAD
RIVER BED AND TO RECLAIM BOTTOM LANDS
Government To Be Asked To Remove Jetties Placed In River
50 Years Ago? T. A English, Master Farmer, Points Out
Damage Done to Bottom Lands, and Suggests Remedy ?
Congressman Pritchard Favorable to Plan.
Effort is to be made to have the
government investigate the possibili
ty of clearing the French Broad riv
er of all jetties placed in the stream
about fifty years ago, remove all
drifts caused by these jetties, and
lower the bed of the river at Buck
Shoals and at Long Shoals.
T. A. English, master farmer of
Transylvania county, and one of the
largest land owners of the county, has
made exhaustive study of the plan,
conferred with several citizens about
the proposition, and held conferences
with Congressman Pritchard on the
subjet. Timely suggestions from Mr.
English are made in the following
statement to The Brevard News:
"Editor The Brevard News:
"This county, as we all know, has
for years turned its attention to the
manufacturing of the great amount
of fine timber that is found on the
mountains adjoining the French
Broad Valley. This will not last for
ever ,for a drop of water will dig a
hole in rock after so long a time,
and the question with me is, what
is the best thing to do after this is
"First, we have the garden spot
)f western North Carolina, speaking
from an agricultural standpoint, for j
in bygone days I have been from
Cherokee to Ashe, and this very fer- 1
:ile valley is second to none, but I !
lo think that we could obtain great
jenefit for the farms along the i
?ivc-r if we could have this stream j
riven the needed attention which is :
"Have the river bed lowered at
A'hat is known as Long Shoals and
Buck Shoals, and clean out all water
;obbed drift timber, and in this way :
lundreds of farmers and hundreds
>f acres of land that suffer from '
backwater would be greatly bene
"The great manufacturing plants
hat are being built in this country
vill bring thousands of people that ;
liust be fed by the farmers. We as
axpayers feel that we should i
lelped, from government aid to re
lieve the obstruction in this stream,
ind this should begin at the above ,
lientioned shoals, and extend to
"1 feel that if the proposition can
)e shown to His Honor, Geo. M. I
Pritchard, he will be pleased to take j
t under careful consideration when
?ailed to his attention.
"It is not my intention to try and I
go in detail through your paper, but
1 would be pleased to hear from oth
ers and have them express their
opinion as to the existing conditions,
and for the betterment of the coun
try at large.' '
Pisgah Forest, Oct. 28.
I As Mr. English states above, this
plan, if adopted and carried out,
would add tens of thousands of dol
lars to the farm land values in this
valley, be of equal importance to
Henderson county, and have benefi
cial effect on a large part of Bun
The French Broad river overflows
during continued rains, costing the
farmers along the rich Sylvan Valley
a tremendous amount of money every
year when rainfall isi heavy. In addi
tion to this loss there is a still great
er loss to the county in the fact that
much bottom land is not cultivated,
because of the fear of overflow. The
loss occasioned by this is said to be
even greater than that caused by the
actual flood conditions.
That the government will act fav
orably upon the matter is taken as an
assured fact. The government placed
the jetties in the river, which cause
these overflow conditions, through
gathering drifts, blacking the course
of the waters, and causing the great
stream to leave its banks and over
flow the rich bottoms along the val
About fifty years ago the govern
ment made effort to dredge the
French Broad river, and make it
navigable from Asheville to Brevard.
To do this there was placed many
jetties along the river bed. Only one
trip with the boat was attempted by
the government, according to older
men of the community, and the plan
was discarded. The jetties were not
taken from the river bed, however,
and this has cost the county many
thousands of dollars, it is pointed
Congressman Pritchard, it is said
is deeply interested in the proposec
plan, and is now making investigatior
of the first steps necessary to stari
the ball rolling.
In the meantime it is suggestet
that the Brevard Chamber of Com
merce and interested citizen through
out the county, make known thei
opinions on the proposition, and maki
suggestions as to the best way t<
bring about the reclamation of thesi
wondrotisly rich acres of bottom lane
along the French Broad river.
GOSPEL REVIVAL i
TO BEGIN SUNDAY!
An old- time Gospel revival meet
ing will be held in the court house
n Brevard, beginning next Sunday.
November 3, and continuing through
he 17th. Services will be held each
MRS. GOLDEN YOUNG
Who Will Lead Singing In Revival
to Start Sunday at County
evening beginning at 7:45 o'clock.
Rev. T. D. Cain, blind evangelist
of Westminster, S. C., will conduct
the special series of meetings, assist
ed by Mrs. Golden Young, song lead
er, of Topeka, Kan., and A. M.
White, Jr., pianist, of Rosman. A
cordial invitation is extended to the,
public to attend these services.
MRS. TOM GILLESPIE NOW
IN CHARGE OF GRILL ROOM
Mrs. Tom Gillispie has leased the
Waltermire Grill room and is now op
erating the sarae. Mrs. J. L. Sahz,
who has had the grill for a long time,
expects to spend the winter in Flor
ida, and closed the grill several weeks
ago. Mrs. Gillespie has made ir.any al
terations, and announces adoption of
plans which she states will enable her
.to give additional service to the town.
The private dining rocm, run in con
nection with the grill, is offered as
an especially attratctive place for all
club or sociey meetings and lunch
eons. The Kiwanis club is using this
room as its regular weekly meetings.
WOMAN'S BUREAU MEETING
TO BE HELD NEXT MONDAY
November meeting of the Woman's
Bureau will be held at the Chamber
of Commerce rooms next Monday
afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. All mem
bers are urged to be nresent.
The meeting of the directors will
be held just preceding the regular
meeting, at 2:30 o'clock.
FOOTBALL SQUAD TO
PLAY BLUE RIBGi
Brevard will journey to Hender
sonville Friday afternoon, when
they will meet the snappy prei
school team of Blue Ridge on the
i iersonville High school grid. Th<
game will be called at 3:00.
So far this season, Brevard ha:
not been scored on, hut the "wise'
ones are wagging their heads anc
predicting a different story wher
the locals go up against the st:fl
A number of fans have signitiei
their intention of seeing the boys ir
action at Hendersonville Friday.
GUEST AT BANQUET
Mr. S. A. Benjamin, who recentl'
purchased large holding at Cherry- 1
iield, was the guest of honor last '
Friday evening at a big barbecue!
dinner given by Wm. E. Breese at ]
the famous Breese camp near Maic- j
en Hair Falls. Several prominert |
'men from Asheville and Henderson- 1
I ville were invited guests, and were j
I met at the camp by a Large group of ]
A whole pig had been barbecued
for the occasion, and this, with the
Brunswick stew and cornbread made
i a feast that was greatly enjoyed by
| all present.
James G. Stikeleather, Dr. Mott,
| Dr. Hunt, Henry Westall, and other
prominent A she ville men were pres
ent. C. E. Brooks, Dr. Guy Dixon,
and other leading Hendersonville
men were in attendance.
Mr. Benjamin was given great
i praise at the meeting for the work
he is doing in Transylvania county,
and the Brevard gathering expressed
its keen appreciation of his coming
to this county.
ATTENDANCE HONORS GIVEN
TO SCHOOLS OF THE COUNTY
Attendance honors have_ been
awarded to five schools in the 'county
receiving the highest marks, accord
ing to announcement of County
Superintnedent S. P. Vcrner.
The following schoois were includ
ed in the list: East Fork. 100 per
cent; Everett, 100 percent; Oakland,
09 perr-nt; Little River, 93 percent;
Rosnian, 95 percent.
PPP^yJoc Moore. About 11 o'clock
we met Col. Olds, who showed us all
about Raleigh. He took us through
the Hall of History, the_ State Mu
seum, Capitol, State Library, Gov
ernors Mansion, the penitentiary,
state asylum, the airport. Most of
us sat in the governor's chair. Co:.
Olds ;;lso told us how to tell a but
termilk from a sweet milk cow. He
said a buttermilk cow was cross
eyed and always a she. We sat in
the electric chair at the prison. Then
we went swimming at the State col
lege. We ate supper ard then went
to the fair and saw nearly everything
there. There were mang strange j
animals, including several Misen- j
heimers. Orrs and Millers.
As we were very well known in i
Raleigh by this time, we were admit- 1
ited to the fair grounds free of |
[charge. After dinner some of us went
? to the football game between N. C.I
State and Wake Forest. As we bad
been eating some of our meals at
State College, we cheered for State.
N. C. Scate won eight to six. That
night we went to the fair again t,e
see the fireworks. They were won
derful. We sure enjoyed the fair
and were well known before we
left. We slept well that night be
cause we were down ard out.
Next mcrning we left at 7:00. We
ate at Seuford where a meal sure
cost a worthy sum. Dinner was
eaten in Charlotte. We arrived in
Brevard at 6:15. We were all
happy but BROKE.
U1l :iu:;]i :
Many Brevard iPeople Attend
Gathering at Forest
Music Lover's club ittended the an
nua) meeting: of the western district
of N. C. federated Music clubs con
vening in Forest City last Sstuiday i*
?.n all-day session. Mrs. Alex Kizer,
of Brevard, district director, presided
over the meeting.
Th: Brevard representative, < attend
inp the meeting with Mrs. Riser in
cluded, Mrs. 0. L. Erwin. Mr.*. F. P.
|Slcdge, Miss Julia Merrif. and Mist
In addition to the delegates trora
Brevard, a large atiendanje was it
ported from the other ciibs in the
district including Asheville, Hismter
sonville, Rutherfordton and otiieMi]
places west of the Blue Ridge. The
chief feature of th< meeting was tlw
address of the state president of ^fed
erated music club;.. Mrs. Frank S *t
j Smith, of Ashevillc. and many
intm-utinj; and instructive features
were included in the day's program,
which was propoun ded one of the beSi
district meetirgs ever held.
Of local interest in the meeting wi*
the fact that Mrs. Crosby Adams of
Asheville, wtos 'is well known here,
presented to each delegate present *
printed copy of ore of her ovn cow
.pcaitior*. a irrace, which wp.s sunp; tt
[the luncheon. \