BREVARD, NORTH CAROLINA, APRIL 2, 1930
TWO HIGHWAYS TO
BE PAVED DURING
THE PRESENT YEAR
James G. Stikeleather, High
way Commissioner, Glad
dens Citizen's Hearts
BIG DINNER MEETING
OF CHAMBER COMMERCE
Is Scene of Announcement ? j
Caesar's Head and Pickens
Both the Caesar's Head highway ?
and the Rosman-Pickens highway I
wili be hard-surfaced this year, and j
the Boylstpn road will be taken overi
by the state and eventually iwud-j
surfaced. This important step v/asj
taken last Thursday evening at the,
open meeting of the Chamber of '
Commerce, held in the Masonic Hall, i
which was declared by all to be the
greatest, most enthusiastic and im
portant meeting ever held in the
town by a civic organization.
James G. Stikeleather, member of
the state highway commission, and
Engineer John Walker were present,
ana Mr. Stikeleather gave assurance
of this work being done. Mr. Stike
leather was first called to speak, and
he stated that as he did not know ex
actly what the people of Brevard
and Transylvania county wanted, he
urged that others speak first and per
mit him to come later on the pro
gram. In a few words Mr. Stike
leather was given the information as
to what was desired. Mr. Thos. H.
Shipman, president of the Brevard
Banking company, told Mr. Stike
leather that paved roads were the
things most desired. Mr. Shipman i
then pointed out the necessity fori:
paving the Caesar's Head highway)
and opening up that route to Green
ville, to the end that tourists might
be enabled to come here through
that wondrously beautiful section ,
from Caesar's [lead over a highway |
that leads right on into the Pisgah
.National Forest, the Pink Beds and
to the summit of Pisgah Mountain.
Mr. Shipman was given big applause
when he designated this route, as all
the people gathered there knew of
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IS CALLED IN DEATH
A. L. Hardin, One of Best;'
Loved Men Here, Died
Monday Morning ,
The community was saddened I j
Monday on learning of the death of|,
A. I.. Hardin, who passed away early ls
Monday morning ;it Transylvania j*
hospital where lie had been confined j.
the past four weeks, his illness duel'
to a heart affection/ Funeral ser-l]
vices were held Tuesday afternoon |
at the residence, conducted by Rev. | j
Paul Hartsell. pastor of the Bre
vard Baptist church. Interment was
in Gillespie cemetery, with Masonic
Mr. Hardin was a prominent and
highly respected < itize'i of the com
munity, and was active in commun
ity and business affairs until about
four years a jro when his health be
wail to fail. He was a native of
South Carolina but had lived in
Transylvania county the past 10
years. He had made Brevard his
home for J years, and was engaged
as a civil engineer here during that
time, being considered an authority
in his line of work during all these!
years. Mr. Hardin had the distinc-j
tion of laying off the first water
mains in Brevard, and made the sur
veys for the main streets of the.j
town many years ago. Mr. Hardin
was a member of the Baptist church, j
but had not moved his membership ;
from his former South Carolina |
Surviving are his widow and three j
sons, Dr. Cart Hardin, prominent i
dentist of Brevard; Harold, of Con- 1
cord; and Hubert, of Tryon, Ga., all!
being at their fathers' bedside at the'
time of his death. Three grandchil- j
dren also survive.
Pall bearers, including C. 0. Rob
inson, J. E. Loftis, S. F. Allison, F. ;
E. Shuford, B. VV. Trantham, W. L. |
Couch, marched by the hearers from |
the Hardin home to the cemetery, |
while members of the Masonic Lodge .
marched, following the hearse. The |
Masonic body marched from the hall
to the home, and from there to cem- j
etery, as a mark of respect for the
deceased member's well known love
of walking. Mr. Hardin loved to
take long walks through the valleys
or over the mountain peaks about
SENIORS TO PRESENT PLAY
HERE NEXT FRIDAY NIGHT
Members of the Senior class of
Brevard High School are busy work
ing on the annual Senior class play
to be presented Friday night, April
11. This play, "Her Temporary
Husband," a three-act comedy drama
, has an intensely interesting and ex
' citing plot, full of mystery, laughs,
and thrills. The cast is well chosen
?and a treat te in store for those who
plan to attend.
REPORT OF GRAND ^
JURY IS PRAISED
County Institutions and Offices
In Splendid Condition,
HOME SUGGESTED FOR
LOCAL POOR CHILDREN i
Judge Moore Praises Report on
Couaty Home ? Many
| Judge Walter Moore complimented
the grand jury lor service rendered
at this term of court, and paid com
pliment to the officers of the coun
ty, officials of the jail and the
county home, and thanked the grand
jury for its thorough work and
speedy action. Several true bills
were returned, among them being
bills against the Shadrick brothers
for the free-for-all fight hete last
Saturday night week.
Judge Moore stated that the report
on the county home was the best re
port he had heard from a grand jury
on the condition of a county home
in any place that he has ever held
H. B. Glazener, W. E. Shipman,
J. R. Mahoney, J. L Merrill, C. E.
Hogsed, J. A. Gillespie, J. H. Gilles
pie, W. H. Sentell, W. U. Merrill, V.
C. Orr, P. L. Gallamore, B. Chap
man, I. F. Shipman, G. H. Case, G.
W. Bowen, L. M. Simpson, E. W.
Hamlin and Clyde Blythe constitut
ed the grand jury, with Mr. Bowen
as foreman. M. C. Corn was special
officer for the grand jury.
Report made by the clerk of the
court indicated that the matter of
reports and bonds for guardians, ex
ecutors and administrators were in
the best condition for many years
past. Indication was made that there
would be a children's home estab
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CELERY MEETING '
A good crowd of interested people
ittended the celery meeting in the
Agricultural class room of Rosman
High School last Tuesday night. The
neeting was opened by Prf. Corbin,
explaining in detail the growing of 1
?elery in Florida. He was followed r
>y P. A. Morgan, who told of his ex- ;
jerience in growing the crop arid of s
lis plans for the coming season. Mr. ?
Horgai> stated that his taxes this c
rear were paid out of his small eel- I
>ry patch of last year. J
0. 0. Yongue was the last to re- <
ate his experiences and plans on
rrowing celery and this he did very -
forcefully, and in his characteristic ^
?vay, telling about his interview with f
some wholesale dealers in Asheville, i
.vho said that they would handle any 1
imount of celery that we would ;
rrow provided it was of the quality ?
hat Mr. Morgan grew last year, i
Messrs Morgan and Yongue both *
lave celery plants up and growing h
.?cry nicely in their hotbeds. Right] j
iow is the time to sow the seed fori'
:he bulk of the crop. They may be 1
sown in the open ground except 1
[Mank on the side sand burlap cov- <
ring. The very best seed of ap- <
proved varieties at wholesale prices 1
may be obtained from Prof. Corbin <
.it Rosman, together with the infor- j
illation on how to grow the crop. t ;
CARRIES 10-H0UR i
OLD BABE IN ARMS i
Mrs. Will Morgan, of Etowah,
carried her baby, ten hours old from i
her bed to safety on the outer edge ,
of the yard when it^was discovered (
that her house was in flames, ac
cording to reports from attending
physicians, and has suffered no ill
effects from the unusual experience.
The baby was born at 7o'clock in
the morning last Friday. At 5 o'clock
Mrs. Morgan, who was alone except
for her mother-in-law and her new i
babe, was shocked to see great I
flames being swept from the roof of i
the house into the doorway, leaping '
far into the room as they were fan- !
ned by the high winds. Jumping)
from her bed with the baby, in her j
arms, Mrs. Morgan wrapped a quilt j
about her, and with her mother-in- j
law rushed through the leaping j
flames and to safety in the yard.
The whole roof was ablaze and !
the house was soon destroyed by the !
fire which was constantly fanned by :
the high March winds. Mr. Horgan ,
arrived, and took the two women and |
[the little baby to a home nearby.
j BAPTIST SUNDAY SCHOOL
I GAINING IN ATTENDANCE j
; Unusual gains have been noted in
the attendance at Sunday School in
the Brevard Baptist church, there be
ing a gain of forty-five last Sunday
over the preceding Sunday. The
meetings of the teachers and officers
held every Friday evening has creat
ed great interest in Sunday School
work. Attention is called to the fact
that these meetings are now sched
uled at 7 :45 o'clock every Friday
evening, instead of 7 :30, as liereto
See the New Chevrolet
Coach; It's Here; Time
Is Short, Better 'Hurry!
Boy, that Chevrolet Coach is a beauty !
It is now in the possession of The Brevard News,
where it can be seen and tried and tested by all interested
It is fully equipped, with extra tire, bumpers, and all,
filled with gas and oil, and ready to ride home.
Even the insurance is paid for the first year on it.
It is here, awaiting the subscriber who makes the
nearest correct estimate of the population of Transylvania
Is YOUR estimate in? If not, better hurry and get it
If you are already a subscriber, ail you have to do is to
see to it that your subscription to The Brevard News is paid
up through this year, 1930.
i 'If you are not a subscriber, all you have to do is sub
scribe for one year, and enter your estimate.
The census takers are now busy throughout the
When their figures are released, then the one having
the nearest correct estimate will own this new car. In case
of a tie, those tying must settle among themselves.
Not a cent extra cost ? just payment of your subscrip- '
tion to The Brevard News, your own paper.
This offer is open to every one, everywhere.
Write, wire, phone, or call at the office and get your
name on the list. You have as much opportunity to name 1
the winning number as any one else. ,
Call The Brevard News for any further information.
Just a little figuring may mean the beginning of a for- j
tune to you. Come ! Don't stay out, and be sorry. i
AT J. S. BROMFIELD
Barely Escapes Death or Ser
ious Injury From Double
lames S. ~Bromfield. prominent
?ow escape from death late lutsdaj
ifternoon, when some 0"0fl?finK
hotgun at him as he was driving
ilonir the highway, ten miles noith
P M-.u-nort Temi. The gun was
ireil at close range, powder^ burns ^on
Jr. Bromfield s face and on the edge
if the automobile top disclosed
Mr' Bromfield and his daughter,
Hiss Sherrill, were returning to Br -
rd from a visit to Mr. Bromfield s
ather in Kentucky. On the 'me
Tennessee highway was a smau
louse, the tront porch of w-hicdi wa
, mtlf below the level of the load,
ind extended to the road s edi,e. A
"ill was standing on this porch, and
Bromfield approached, tht man
?aised his y;un an(* ^ire<^? v
jromfield wa sabout even with hm .
That the mart intended to shoot - ?
Bromfield, who wa: driving. \..
fenced bv the fact that the di>
?harged load of shot went diiectb
his head,- vet so near that the
Brevard man felt the burn of P?w
kMr. Bromfield stopped as quickly
ls possible, as did two cars that welt
mmediately behind him. Upon tht
inrent advice ot the men
'"her cars, Mr Bromfield came on
? \cwDort. He was told that tni
lien who lived at the house were
iesperate characters. He came
Newport and reported to the " *
?erl wh oassembled a posse for the
nuruose of making arrests.
Bromfield stated that ^e Newport
officers would not go to th 1 ?
without several men being in tne
crowd, declaring it to be danger
even for the officers to attempt . ai
rest without a large number of men.
Otucome of the investigation ?
awaited with keenest interest: ^
Mr. Bromfield is at a loss to kn
the reason for the attempt upon his
RED CROSS COMES
TO CAMP 1LLAHEE
Announcement is made that The
Naitonal Red Cross Institute wall be
held at Camp Illahee, beginning or
June 18 and lasting for ten days
This institute was held every year w
Transylvania county for some time
but went elsewhere last year. It
said the management of this inst
tute found that greatei ad\anWK
exist here than in any other section
hence their decision to hold the 19.31
institute at Camp Ilaheu.
First aid and life saving art
taught at these institutes and then
coming here means much t
camp life of Transylvania county
for the demonstrations prove won
derful assets to the management o
the various camps operatinghere.
This institute brings people fron
manv sections of the country,
selections by the Red Cross o ?a
community "is considered as beinj^
'i-eat benefit from the standpoint o
Publicity for Transylvania county.
REPUBUCANS WILL 1
MEET ON APRIL 12
County Convention Called By
Chairman Fisher ? Pre- i]
Republicans of Transylvania coun-jj
ty will hold a county convention in j>
the court house, Brevard, on Satur-,1
day afternoon, April 12, at 2 o'clock, |
in accordance with a call issued this ?
week by Ralph R Fisher, chairman !
of the executive committee. The call '
appears in another column of this 1
issue of The Brevard News. Precinct
meetings are to be held, according to 1
this call, on Friday afternoon pre- i
ceding the county convention. '
Business to be transacted at the '
[convention, according to the call, in- '
dudes selection of delegates to at
jtend the state convention in Raleigh |
on April 17; delegates to the district
Jsolicitorial convention, the con- '
jrressional convention and thi sena- 1
torial convention for the 2nd district.
Election of a chairman is to be an
event of the day, also, according to 1
the announcement. No county can
didates are to be named at the com
ing county convention, this work to !
be done at a later convention, it is
GOLD PRIZES W i:
! TOBACCO GROWERS i
One hundred and five dollars in
gold prizes have been posted for ex
cellency in tobacco growing in Tran
sylvania county, the prize money be
ing offered as follows:
First prize, $50 in gold, to be
given by the Chamber of Commerce.
Second prize, $25 in gold, to be
given by Pushell's Department store
and Morris Footwear department, at
Third prize, $15 in gold, to be
given by the Carr Lumber company.
Fourth prize, $10 in gold, to be
given by Carl McCrary, of the Mc
Crayr Tire and Battery Service.
Fifth prize, $5 in gold to be given
by the B. & B. Feed and Seed com
Details of the contest will be an
nounced later, these to be worked out
in the meetings being held by Julian
Glazener with the tobacco growers
of the county.
, | Interest in the tobacco crop is
jfine, it is said by those in contact
I I with the tobacco growers.
NOTICE TO EVERYBODY
Next week The Brevard New*
will issue a Special Easter Edi
It it planned to place a copy
' of the paper in every home in
! All correspondents are re
r quested to mail their letters in
! as early as possible. All people
, having item* for publication will
accommodate the paper very
f greatly by turning in all copy
1 All advertisers who place any
t vaulation upon the opportunity
s of reaching every citizen in the
f county will prepare their adver
f tiling copy early, and phone us,
or bring it into the office.
i'AKING UM& 1
ALL THE COUNTV
Nine Men and Women Begin
^york in Transylvania
TO BE ASKED CITIZENS
Ten- Year Event Shows Uncle
Sam's Standing Along
Tuesday morning the census tal'.
[ers began tho huge task of counting
noses in Transylvanif. county. From
house to house, in every nook, cor
ner and cranny of the county, those
government officials will go. Frorc
the oldest person in each house to
the tinies'. tot thsre, providing it waii
born before April 1, the records
wili. be taken.
In Brevard township Mrs. Nettie
D. Benedict, Ed. . J McGaha and
Edgar B. Orr will do the v/ork.
Rhett W. Talley ar.d Riley A Merrill
at Penrose, James W. Fisher at Ros
man, Mrs. Lee F. Norton, Willie V.
Galloway and Eugene S. King in the
upper end of the county.
Citizens are urged to co-operate
with these officials and give thbm
every assistance in the work they are
to do. Of course every on? wants
the population to be completely
counted, to the end that Transyl
vania will have the benefit of all the
numbers in population to which it is
Many questions will be asked, but
these questions have been prepared
by the government, and the people
lakinjr the census are simply asking
the questions which the government
orders them to ask. It is a difficult
task, and whatever co-operation the
peopk- can give the census takers
ivill be appreciated by them and by j
LOCAL SCHOOL IN !
Annual triangular debate of the
three high schools, Brevard. Fruit
and and Forest City, will take place
Friday night. at which time the Bri
k-ard affirmatives will meet the Fruit- j
.and negatives at the Brevard High
School auditorium, beginning at R
The query will be: Resolved, That,
\Torth Carolina should adopt the pro- i
posed constitutional amendment, au- j
thorizing the classification of prop-|
erty for taxes.
The Brevard affirmative will be
upheld by Sarah Louise Andrews
and Anne Bowen, and the Brevard
negative by Bertha Jean Hamptoi
ind Wilson Lyday. The local tiep
itive team will debate the Forest
City affirmative at Forest City. If
either school" wins in bolh contests
it will be entitled to enter the state
Tinijls at the University of North
Carolina on April 18, competing fur
the Aycock Memorial cup.
The following program will be
liven Friday night at the Brevard
High School auditorium: Music by
the orchestra; special music by the
alee club; piano solo by Rhuemma
Beddingfield; rejoinder; music by
rlee club; music by orchestra.
OF SINGERS HERE|
With the largest crowd in the
history of the association in attendr
ance, the Singing Convention held
last Sunday in the county court
house re-elected J. A. Simpson as
president; J. W. Burns, vice presi
dent and R. E. Mackey as secretary
treasurer. This is the sixth year
that Mr. Simpson has been chosen to
head this organization which means
so much to Transylvania county and
Western North Carolina.
Leaders taking part, last Sunday
were: J. W. Burns, W. H. Jones, J.
M. Orr, Jake Baker, Prof. Carter, 0.
Bolden, Jud Patterson, Mr Hughes,
Lloyd Cantrell. Duet nurbers were
rendered by the Misses Boggs, of
Greenville, and Miss Belle Frady
and Miss Arlena Capps. Burns'
quartet, Bolden quartet, the Blan
tyre quartet, the Simpson Brothers
quartet, the Sigmore and Lewis
quartet and the Patterson double
quartet delighted the packed house
with their several numbers. Two
songs by the Pisgah Forest class were
especially pleasing. Mrs. Lewis and
Mr. Carter were organists of the
The convention meets every' fifth
Sunday, and has become a fixed event
for the county. The crowds grow
larger at each succeeding conven
tion, giving indication of the great
good this convention is doing for the
CLARENCE T1NSLEY REPORTED
ON THE ROAD TO RECOVERY
Clarence Tinsley, one of the best
known citizens of Brevard, was taken
to the Patton Memorial hospital,
Hendersonville, last Saturday, suf
fering acutely from appendicitis.
(An operation was performed Satur
day afternoon, and last reports are
to the effect that there is chance of
| recovery. '
MDPJCK TRIO IS
FOUND GUILTY IN
Charged With k ?ault With
Deadly Weapons With
Intent To Kil!
TO PASS SENTENCE ON
THE BROTHERS THURSDAY
Maximum Penalty of 10 Years
in the State Penitentiary
Clin Be Given
^oe Shadrick, Jmi Shadriclc
?.nct Jim Sbiiirick, brother*, were
found guilty in Sup<4rior court
Wednesday on a charge of n- ?
?tuft with deadly weapon* with
intent to kill. The case was
begun TueuSay afte.-noovi, and
I counsel completed argument*
shortly afternoon W>*dne*day,
the jury returning the verdict
about 4 o'clock.
Sentence i* to be pasted
Thursday mdrning. Notice ot
appeal wa* given.
bcveral other true bills were re
turned against the boys" collectively
and individually, only one of which
was a felony. The misdemeanor
cases were remanded to the General
It was in evidence that the Shad
ricks. on Saturday evening, March
22, went to the home of Onsley
Holden, and attacked Holder) with
what was claimed to be sticks, bricks,
ron pipes, and so on. After leaving
the Hodlen home, it is chanted that
the Shadricks had a free-for-all fight
with several men who rushed out of
a barber shop upon hearing the
racket. It is these cases that were
remanded to the County Court, the
Superior court hearing only the more
serious charge, that of assault with
deadly weapons with intent to kill.
Attorneys say this charge carries a
maximum penalty of ten year.- in
Following are the jurors who
were chosen for the case : Tim
Cowan, H. C. Chapman, Melvin Gil
lespie, R. E. Muckey, C. F. Mi-<n
heimer, Mart Allison, Spurgeon Ow
en, Howard Wyatt, Jess Breedlove,
W. H. Underwood, .T. F. I.ance,
FOR COUNTY NAMED
Zachary, Whitmire and Pick
elsimer To Conduct All
Election boards for the one hun
dred counties in the state were se
lected by the state board in Raleigh
last Saturday, and R. H. Zachary,
Walter C. Whitmire and C. ? W. I'ick
elsimer were chosen as the official
board for conducting the primaries
and elections in Transylvania county
during this year. The first two
named are democrats and Mr. Pick
elsimer is the republican memU'r f
Effort was made by Simmons
forces at the Raleigh meeting t<> have
the two democrats selected as being
one Simmons man and one Bailey
man, because of intense interest in
the primary for the United States
senatorship. This request was turned
down, the state board of elections
saying that any such division, or
line-up. in their own ranks would
then give the republican member the
balance of power in all matters
where a vote was taken on policy.
The June primaries and the No
vember elections will be held in
Transylvania county under the di
rection of the three men named Sat
It is charged by Simmons forces
that Bailey forces won control of thu
primary machinery in the selection of
the one hundred county boards last
Saturday, and it is expected that in
terest in this senatorial contest will
wax warm from now on until the
CRIMINAL CASES ARE
TRIED THIS WEEK
Many cases on the criminal docket
i in Superior court were disposed of
during the first days of the $r*ek,
with Judge Walter E. Moore^pre
siding, and the Hon. J. Will fMess,
Jr., as solicitor.
The following were called and
failed: Owen Orr, Richard Whitmire,
James Butler, Tom Bagwell. J. L.
Gillespie and Bill Williams.
Clyde Jones, charged with injury
to livestock, was set free of the
charge when the court ordered a
verdict of not guilty.
Nol pros was taken in the cases
Howard Tow and George Stan cell.
Connell Talley was found guilty
on a charge of stealing potatoes.
Alias capias was 'issued and con
tinued in the cases of Muller Albert,
Fred Galloway, Homer Galloway,
and Pierce Butler. Other cases
were continued to the next term of
Superior court. At the conclusion
of the criminal docket, a large civil
docket will be taken up.