BREVARD, NORTH CAROLINA, DECEMBER 4, 1929
Appropriations For Work On River
And Postoffice Building Are Sought
FURTHER EFFORT TO BE MADE TO PERSUADE'
v GOVERNMENT TO ASSUME ITS SHARE DEBT
FISHER TO CARRY j
CLAIM TO CAPITAL
Board Deeply Interested In
Matter of Clearing River
of Old Jetties
Ralph R. Fisher was authorized by
^ihe county commissioners in session
lagt Monday to represent the county
^Washington in the effort l??ing
to procure an appropriation
P*11 "*he federal government for the
purpoj^^ 0f clearing the French
..BroajMjver of the jetties placed in
tTiSlAjHream some fifty years ago.
Mr. l^her will go to Washington as
voon as all the papers in the case
have been prepared, and the peti
tions that are being circulated have
':oen signed and returned to the
?ommittee. The commissioners also
igned the petition to congress for
this relief, and expressed belief that
the effort will meet with success.
Henderson county is making prep*!
;< rations to send a representative at
the same time, it is understood, as'
practically the same conditions pre
vail in that county. Buncombe
county will, it is believed, join in j
the effort to obtain the appropria
tion from congress for this work. It
said that Congressman George M.
I'ritehard is impressed with the need
>f this work, and will, it is believed, 1
lead the fight for the appropriation.
In addition to this_ appropriation,
it is said that Mr. Fisher has been
busy for the past several weeks in
preparation of Brevard's claims for
the erection of a postoffice building
here. Much hope is entertained
that an apropriation can be ob
tsin;"! for this structure. This claim
will, also be pushed while Mr. Fisher
YOUNG GIRL LOSES |
HAND IN ACCIDENT
JHls MatMe Prince, 1(3 years of |
age. s iffored the loss of a thumb
and two fingers last Friday morning
as n result of an explosion of some
kind, while seated before the fire in
'ho Prince home near Quebec.1
Slitrht injuries to the face were also
mhY : ed, While a _ brother of Miss
Prince suffered slight burns on the
?\ve. The young people are the
children of Mr. and Mrs. Neal
It is not known just how the ex
plosion occurred, alftfough efforts
were made hy the sheriff's office to
ik'terinine ijjfe cause. Mrs. Prince
?:id her children stated that a shot
- un sKe?f fiTVjst have fallen from the
mantel into fire, and the wounds
caused jy the ^plosion of the shell
This explanation \r-ay .not accepted by
the offi<ers, and it is belife'vyj.^by
some who made investigation thav*
the young lady must have had a ;
dynamite cap in hei possession, and
this exploded, causing the injuries.
The joung man ana young woman
?\vere treated at the Transylvania
Hospital by Dr. George B. Lynch
SILVER CUP JO BE
Friday morning at the High Schcol
chapel period, the silver loving cup,
which was offered at the beginning
of the football season by Leonard
Simpson, of Simpson Barber shop, to
the most vaulable player on the
Brevard team fo* 1929, will be
Competent judgts have been se
lected to make the decision. These
?TTtdires have turned in their sealed
findings to The Brevard News, tc
be read at the exercises Fridas
morning when the winner will be
nounced. Mr. Simpson will
the cup to the team as a w*"
Coach Tilson will te turn,
to the boy who is adjudge^
been the most valuable pi a
' Speculation is rife asJ
winner will be, in th&a
string has played ex J
1 ball throughout theJ
h?iK?l?d and third ~fl
Highway Work To Be Urged,
With Paving of Two
WOULD BRING FARMERS
FROM AREA TO COUNTY
Ambitious Program Under
taken, With Great Promise
of Real Accomplishment
Major objects adopted by the!
Chamber of Commerce Tuesday eve-'
ning are as follows: j
To assist in every way possible in
obtaining an appropriation from
Congress for clearing the French
Broad river of all jetties, thereby re
claiming valuable farming lands
along that stream.
To assist in preparing and laying
before Congress an appeal for the '
government to assume a large por
tion of Transylvania county.'s bond
ed indebtedness in recompense for
large boundaries of land which the
government took from the county
for public forest purposes.
To assist in obtaining an ap-|
prcpriation for the erection of a I
federal building here for the post
office and other federal offices.
To wage strenuous campaign for
highway improvement in the county,
especially on the Caesar's Head and
To use every effort in bringing
farmers into this county from the
large areas in Swain and adjoining :
counties where the big Mellon in- ]
terests and the government are j
buying land from the farmers there.
This program of activity was ad- 1
cptcd in a meeting that was large- 1
ly attended by directors and mem
bers, and a quiet determination was j
plainly discernible among the men at
tending to put the program across. j
Special committees were appointed
to work on each project, and these
committees are to begin work im
mediately, each group to its particu
Report was made to the body
that the county commissioners had
taken action on one of the proposi
tions, that of the river matter, by
; having appointed County Attorney
Ralph R. Fisher as a representative
to go to Washington and present the
county's claims to the government.
The Chamber of Commerce gave
hearty endorsement to the action of
the board in this matter, and adopted
a motion urging the commissioners to
prosecute the matter with vigor, and
obtain this relief. It was also sug
I gested that the county commissioners
! employ two men to obtain affidavits
from the property owrfers along
'the river, showing the number of
'acres of land subject to overflow,
together with an estimate of the
| damages that have resulted from
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DR. C. L. NEWLAND IN CHARGE
>nF KIWANIS CLUB PROGRAM
Dr. Chas. L. f^ewHand is in charge
of the program at the ^iwanis club
meeting this Thursduy, v which is
scheduled for the noon hour \at the
Waltermire Grill. No meeting- was
held last week on account of Tharcks
i giving, and it is believed . full^gg,
| tendance will be at the meetinjdKg]
I week. Some prominent visitfl
| Brevard are to be guests
| club at this' meeting.
FOLK CARNIVAL WILL)
BE GIVEN IN BREVARD
All Old-Time Music and Danc
ing Event to Attract
Plans are being made by the Busi- i
ness and Professional Women's club
of Brevard to stage a folk carnival
here at an early date, at which time
it is hoped to have the best musical
talent of the mountains contest for
prizes that will be awarded the win
ners. While the plans have not been
perfected, it is known that an old
time fiddler's contest will be one of
the features. Banjo playing will be
given a place of prominence on the
program, and banjo playing and
singing, and the guitar playing and
singing, will also be features.
It is hoped to have all the best
talent in the county entered in the j
various contests. Old time songs of
the mountains, and the ballads that
once were so popular here, will be
among the chief attractions. The
big event of the carnival will be the j
old time square dance which will be
given on the evening of the day of
the contests. No late music or(
dancing will be permitted at the,
carnival, it is said, the whole pro- j
gram to consist of the popular
(lances, songs, ballads and music
that made the mountains ring in
years gone by.
Fiddlers of the old school, banjo
players and singers knowing the old
ballads should be refreshing their (
memories of their favorite numbers.
Men and women who know the old I
square dance, and would love to live
again in the glory of the past when
every foot responded to the famil- ;
iar call of the Virginia Reel and the
squar dance, are urgeU to watch fori
announcement of the date of tTie
TWO ABOVE ZERO 1
| An intense cold wave, which has;
been pretty general throughout the
j country the past week, struck Bre
Ivard and Transylvania county the
! hardest early Saturday morning,
jwhen the thermometer registered
i two above zero in Brevard, accord
ins to official records. This is said
by older citizens to be the coldest j
weather experienced in this section
? in many years.
I t |
The- cold wave started ir this vi
cinity Friday and continued in its
intensity throughout that day and
Saturday and the most of Sunday,
gradual moderation, however, being
noticed during Sunday afternoon.
Many people were troubled with
frozen water pipes, automobile?
which refused to operate, and other
inconveniences incident to unusual
Extreme 'ow temperatures were
ireneral in many sections of the coun
try, having come from the North
west, where terrific storms raged,
passing on down through the South,
striking even the extreme Southern
states along the gulf coast. It is
predicted that the peak of the co'd
wave has passed this section, foHJ|
present at least. j&i
HARRISON GOES ON
TRIAL FOR HIS LIFE
IN SUPERIOR COURT
Jury Selected from Special
Venire of 60 ? Evidence
OTHER CASES DISPOSED
OF; MANY TO PRISON
Three Havea Been Sentenced
To Terms In State
L Late Wednesday selection of a!
jury to try the Harrison-Hinkle '
murder case was completed, the jury
empanneled, and announcement
made that hearing the evidence in
the case would begin at 9:30 o'clock
Thursday morning. The following
men were selected on this jury: D.
R. Holladay, Harve McCall, Will
Searcy, G. W. McGaha, Robie Mc
Call, Harry Clarke, R. L. Oats,
Loonie Owen, R. C. McGaha, Rush
Whitmire, Tom Wood and Dock
Wright. All but two or three of the
special venire of the sixty sum
moned were exhausted before the
jury was completed.
This is the only murder case on the I
present docket, and the court house
was packed all Wednesday after- ,
noon, even while the jury was being ?
selected. The prominence of the !
two families involved has caused in- ?
tense interest in the trial. A special !
venire of 60 had been summoned i
from which to selct this jury.
. Richard Harrison, 28 years of j
age, is to be tried for his life, j
charged with murdering John Hinkle, ]
42. The tragedy occurred on Sun
day afternoon, March 24, of this
year, near the Hinkle home in the
Namur section of the county. Har
rison married Miss Louise Miller a i
few months before the tragic event, i
Harrison was a teacher in the
Namur school, and Hinkle was a
member of the school committee. ?
For some time Mr. and Mrs. Harri- j
son boarded with the Hinkle family,
but changed their boarding place
some time before the killing.
David Green is said to have been ?
the only eye witness to the shooting. <
Harrison was arraigned late
Tnc-sday afternoon, and the sheriff!
J.v.J ::: tho spccial
venire. The defendant has been
confined in the Transylvania county'
jail since the day of the tragedy.
When the case was called Wednes
day afternoon, Mrs. Harrison enter
ed the court room with her little
baby, which was born since the day
of the shooting and while the hus
band and father was held prisoner in
the county jail. With Mrs. Harrison
was Mrs. E. L. Miller, a relative.
They were seated by the defendant
land'his counsel, Wm. E. Breese and
,T. Coleman Galioway.
j Oil the other side of the table sat
.Mrs. John Hinkle, widow of the
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'NO TRUE BILL IN
i JOE HNSLEY CASE
| No true bil! was returned by the
:?rand jury in the case of J. H. Tins
ley, who had been held since th-?
! coroner's jury inquest into the death
'of little Alsey Mitchell on April 19,
i last. The Mitchell boy, son of Mr.
and Mrs. A. F. Mitchell, was killed
jon that day when struck by an auto
obile driven by Mr. Tinslcy. The
;cident occurred on the Bre
fsonville highway, at tha
ime five miles
Few Vacant Houses In ^||
Brevard, Survey Reveals
NO TRUE BILL IK
R. C. STIMSON CASE
Concord Man Not He5d In Con
nection with Death of
R. C. Stimson, of Concord, was '
freed of all blame in connection with
the death of Miss t)pa! Crane, St. !
Louis young woman, when the grand
jury Wednesday returned a no true
bill in the matter.
Miss Crane was in a party of St.
Louis people, stopping in Henderson
ville. They engaged a public service
car to take them across Pisgah
mountain. When nearing the Bre- '
vard entrance to the forest, their
car left the highway, turned into the j
river, causing Miss Crane's death and
more or less serious injury to others ,
in the party.
Th.: driver of the public service
car f stifled that a Hudson tourinp '
car, coming from the opposite direc- .
tion. had crowded the Henderson
ville car off the highway, causing the
fatn! accident. R. C. Stimson, with
several friends from Concord and
with Dr. Carl Hardin, popular dentist
of L'evard, went fishing that after
noon in the Pisgah Forest. Mr.
Stimson was driving a Hudson tour
ing car, and was arrested in con
nection with the accident. Mr. Stim
son and his companions, including
Dr. H: !in, stoutly maintained from
the be lining that they had not
passed the Hendersonville car, nor
any other car after they had entered
the government property, untii they
passed a small car on one of the
creek roads after they had left the
The grand jury's action in return
ing e no true bill vindicates Mr^
Stimson. ' 4H
AUTO LICENSES GO 1
ON SALE THE ISTM
| Auto license plates for 1930 will
not be placed on sale this year until
December 16, giving but half the
time heretofore given for the pur
chase of the new plates. The state
department of revenue, it is said,
have notified the offices of the Caro
lina Motor club not to place the tags
on sale until the sixteenth. Hereto
fore the plates have been placed or.
sale Decemeber first.
Those people who recall the hectic
days of the past, wher. they tried to
purchase new plates during the clos
ing days of the time set for the sale,
will not wait this year until the 'ast
days. Two plates will be purchased
by each car owner this time, instead
of one plate, although the cost will
be the same as last year. With the
auto owners throughout the state
having only one-half the usual time
tc- purchase the plates, it is a fore
gone conclusion that the whole thing
will be in a rush from the opening
day till the close, with the last days
presenting all hut an impossible sit
uation. Buy early, is the best ad
]vice that one can hear.
Pete Breese, of The Citadel, spent
the Thanksgiving holidays in Bre
vard with his parents, Mr. *nd Mrs.
W. E. Breese, he having u five-day
PETE BREESE Oil FURLOUGH
HERE DURING THANKSGIVING
BETTER THAN EVER
AT SAME TIME YEAR
Only 48 Vacant Dwellings In
Total of 496 Such Houses
In the Town
ONLY ELEVEN BUSINESS
PLACES VACANT HERE,
Survey Made to Deterxni
Actual Condition* Exist
ing in Brevard
No. of business houses
Brevard, of ail descrjj
No. of business housei
Brevard vacant .
No. of residences i
No. of vacant rej
Above is a true st
condition of Brev
survey was made
vass of every hojj
iness and reside
^ ever in.
i h<* Jftntinued growth and prosperity
The survey did not include any of
the many houses just outside the
corporate limits of Btevard. It is
known new that the census enumer
ator will find more than the three
thousand population which Brevard
has been claiming.
One fair sized industry here would
fill every business house and every
residence in the town, it is believed,,
and would demand a still further ex
pansion of the building program.
i BEST ORATIONS
Mr. C. F. Woodfin, vice com
mander of the American Legion for
this district, announces through the
County Superintendent that the N.
C, Department of the Legion offers
'a geld medal and $50.00 cash first
prize ai;d $25.00 second prize for
!the fcest original oration on the sub
ject of "Our Flag;" the contest open
I to 7 th, 8th, 9th, 10th, and lltb
grades of the public schools. These
j 1. The specehes to be 'composed
by the pupils themselves.
! 2. To be fifteen minutes long.
3. The achcol contests to l>e de
cided before Jan. 17, 1930.
j 4. A County elimination contest
; at Brevard on Jan. 31, 1930, at
, ' which each school representative
' may contest