BREVARD,, NORTH CAROLINA, APRIL 29, 1930
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GREAT YEAR'S WORK
Commencement Week Events
Draw Tremendous Crowds '
at Each Program
FORTY MEMBERS OF
Sixty-Seven Cio Up I" rom Sev
enth Grade to High
Brevard High School closed com
mencement activities Wednesday
night with graduation exercises and
presentation of diplomas to forty
graduates. Dr. D. M. Douglas, pres
ident of the University of South
Carolina, delivered the address in
masterful manner to the class. The
noted speaker is well known in Bre
vard, having been pastor ipf the
Presbyterian church here several
years ago. He was introduced by
Prof. J. B. Jones.
Class day exercises were held
Tuesday evening, and a big crowd
enjoyed* the splendid program pre
sented by the class. The class
prophecy by Hayes Shipman was anj(
exceptionally interesting and enter- 1(
taining feature of the progTam. Allli
numbers were well received and
The commencement program Sun
day evening was witnessed by an
audience that packed the auditor
ium, many people leaving because of
lack of room. Dr. C. S. McClellan
preached the baccalaureate sermon,
being introduced by the Rev. Harry
Last Friday evening was devoted
to the final music recital of the
year. The Toy Orchestra, conduct
ed by Little Miss Helen Galloway,
was the first number on this pro
gram, and, with all other numbers,
drew great applause from the large
number of people in the audience.
One of the most interesting events
of commencement week was the pro
gram given by the Seventh grade
pupils Tuesday evening of this week.
Sixty-one boys and girls were in the
class that next year moves on up to
the High School work.
Many patrons express the opinion
that this has been a great year in
the history of the schools in Bre
vard, and many words of praise for
both teachers and students have
been spoken by those attending the
Names of the members of the
graduating class, and of the seventh
grade pupils advancing to the High
School work were published in Then
Brevard News last week, extra copies c
which were printed and can be had s
by those who may want to keep f
these papers, with complete pro
grams of each event.
SENIOR PLAY AT "
"Dust of the Earth" Presented c
In Masterful Manner by j
Final Year Students
Members of the Senior Class of
the Rosman High School reigned su- ?
preme in the community on Tuesday j
evening, in the presentation of the j
annual Senior play, "The Dust of the
Earth," a rural drama in four acts. .
The play was under the direction
of S. H. Mingus. ]
Bell Fisher, as Nell, "the dust of
the earth," portrayed the calm J
sweetness and humbleness that is
characteristic of a lonely, yet accom
plished waif, that has been throwr
upon the mercy of those who despis<
Essie Owen, as Miss Arabella, the
village newspaper, created uproars
with her appearance and her con
tinued flow of gossip.
Coy Fisher was dignified and well
poised as he played the part of
young John Ryder, the master of The
Maples, who won the heart and hand
of beautiful Nell.
James Staton, as Jerry Moore, the
irresponsible youth; Helen Galloway
as Elizabeth Moore, the harsh domin
eering sister, and John Jackson, as
Old Mose, the fine old negro com- ,
panion of Wandering Tom, were j
good in their respective parts. J
The theme of the play was very
sweet and interesting, and was en
joyed by the entire audience.
Cast of characters were:
David Moore ? of the Maple Farm
Cottage ? R. V. Jones.
Susan Moore ? his wife ? Selma
Elizabeth ? their daughter ? Helen
Jerry ? their son ? James Staton.
Rev. Dr. Templeton ? a young di
vine? L. C. Hall.
Miss Arabella ? the village news
paper ? Essie Owen.
John Ryder ? the young master of
The Maples ? Coy Fisher.
Wandering Tom ? a mystery ?
Old Mose ? his companion ? John
Nell ? "the dust of the earth" ?
The class day exercises on Monday
evening were well attended and an
interesting program was rendered.
The following program was ren
Music; History, Fay Glazener;
BREVARD BAND TO
W. W. N. C. Has Invited Local)
Band To Give Concert
Over Their Station
Brevard's own band is soon to give
a concert over W. W. N. C., Mana
ger G. O. Sheppard having invited
Prof. Cutter to bring the boys over
at a time to be announced as soon
as the program is decided upon. It
is believed the band concert will
given in connection with the broad
casting Sunday School lesson by
James F. Barrett, which is a weekly
event every Saturday evening at
The manager of the broadcasting
station at Asheville has heard of the
splendid band in Brevard, and is
anxious to give the local band an
opportunity to play on the air. Those
who have heard the Brevard band
know that a real treat is in store for
all who tune in on W. W. N. C. for
the concert .
The Brevard band is made up of
local boys, with Prof J. F. Cutter
as master. Prof Cutter is rccogniz
ad as one of the best band leaders in
the country, and Brevard has long
:ongratulated itself in being able
to keep Prof Cutter here. Several
soys who had their training in the
Brevard and are now holding good
Dositions with bands and orchestras
n the large cities.
Announcement will be made of the
!xact time that the Brevard band
vill give its concert on the air.
There is a probability that the band
vill be called to the broadcasting
itation next Saturday evening.
LONDON MAN HERE
TO EXPORT LUMBER
Ernest Paxton was negotiating
Wednesday with a representative
rom a London lumber concern for
ale and exportation of some two
nillion feet of lumber, much of
vhich is on the yards of Paxton's
nills at Marietta, S. C. The Britisher
vas here with W. Granville Taylor,
veil known Asheville lumber dealer.
It is said that the London man
poke interestingly of revived busi
less conditions in England, and as
ured the Transylvania man and
ithers that England would use many
argoes of building materials bought
n the United States this summer,
klany lumber yards in this county
ire filled with materials, and pur
hase of this lumber by British con
erns would mean much in bringing
ibout great business activity in this
md other Western Carolina towns.
HRS. M'KEE HEARD <
AT TEACHERS MEET \
(By MRS. T. E. REID, Sec.) r
The Transylvania Teachers asso- t
liation held its final meeting for this \
chool year at the Brevard High t
school auditorium Saturday morning
\pril 26. j
Outstanding feature of the pro- i
cram was the address by Mrs. E. L. i
WcKee, of Sylva, the democratic ?
andidate for nomination for senate i
from this district. 1
Mrs. McKee, who was introduced 1
oy Mrs. Silversteen, proved to be a '
:harming speaker. Her subject was
'Education from a Parent's View- J
point." She was given a rising vote |
of thanks for her splendid message.
Supt. S. P. Verner took this op
portunity to thank the teachers of
the county for their loyalty and co
operation during the school year.
The meeting was largely attended
and a number of visitors were pres- 1
COUNTY COURT CONVENES
NEXT MONDAY MORNING
County court will convene next
Monday morning, with several new
cases on the docket. Judge D. L.
English and Solicitor Lewis P. Ham
lin have prepared the docket and the
work will be started on time Monday
ANNUAL MAY FETE
AT THE INSTITUTE
The annual May Fete will be held
on the campus at Brevard Institute,
Thursday evening at 8:00 o'clock.
The lawn in front of Taylor Hall
will be lighted for the gala occasion.
For the approval of the May
Queen, Miss Viola James ? and her
court, there will be given the folk
dances of the different nations, all to
be in costume. The lords and ladies
of the court will give the graceful
minuet in Colonial costume.
The festival will close with the
winding of the May Pole. The public
is cordially invited to attend this gala
affair. No admission will be charged.
Statistics, Ralph McCall; Prophecy, j
Inez Alexander; Poem, Nelle Robin
son; Will, by Nancy McCall (read by
Edith Gravely) ; Giftorian, Ralph Gil
'espie; Class Song.
BREVARD'S POPULATION IS
GIVEN BIG BOOST IN CENSUS
ri* * i j
Brevard made a gain of about 41 per cent in popula
tion during the past ten years, according to the official
figures as released by 0. L. Fitzgerald, census supervisor
for this district. Ten years ago Brevard had 1,658 popu
In 1930, according to the census just closed, the pop
ulation is 2,339.
This gives to Brevard one of the greatest percentage
increase of any town in Wentern North Carolina.
It is expected that the official figures for the whole
county will soon be ready to release.
Chamber of Commerce Plans Big
Advertising Campaign tor Tourists j
In order to have still more mone^
to spend on advertising Brevard in
jn effort to fill the town with sum
mer people, the Brevard Chamber of
Commerce has given up the rooms on
East Main street, and the office will
je maintained during the summer
months in the offices formerly occu
sied by the Brevard Light and
Power company on News Arcade. The
Messrs. Pickelsimer, owners of the
milding are donating the use of the
?oom without cost to the commerce
)ody, and the clerical work will be
lone by members of The Brevard
'lews force and other volunteers, al
io without cosl, turning this over
lead expense into a greater adver
President T. W. Whitmire and his
inance committee will attend to all
letails of the finance work of the
Chamber of Commerce, also and of
ourse, without charge or cost. Var
ous committees will each carry on
ts own work for Brevard and Tran
ylvania county, and, according to
ilans adopted by the directors, have
. working group for the commun
ty at all times, carrying on every
ihase of the work, with all funds be- ?
ng available for advertising Bre
ard as a tourist center, and carrying
in efforts to secure indutsrial plants
or the county.
W. H. Harris, the sign painter,
volunteered to paint all necessary
signs for the body, without cost.
The advertising committee was or
dered to place $400 in advertising in
newspapers immediately, for the
purpose of bringing tourists to Bre
vard. This fun* will be spent in
those places where the b?st results
can be obtained for the community.
Thos. H. Shipman is chairman of this
J. M. Allison is chairman of the
finance committee, and 0. H. Orr is
treasurer. President T. W. Whit
mire is a member of this committee.
This group will have charge of all
collections for the Chamber of Com
merce, and supervise all expendi
tures for same.
The industrial committee is busy
now, making effort to land a manu
facturing plant in Transylvania
The agricultural committee is
functioning with Julian Glazener
and C. C. Yongue in promoting agri
culture in the county, and great re
sults are being obtained.
With all men working hard for
Brevard, with no overhead expense
to carry, leaving all monies to be ex
pended solely for tourists, manufac
turing plants and agricultural ad
vancement, it is believed the old
community will make decided gains
within the near future.
OF SOU. RAILWAY
Many people from the county are
ilanning to attend the "Safety .Meet]
ng" of the Southern Railway com
mny officials and employees, to be
leld Friday night in the auditorium
>f the Hendersonville High School
milding. While the primary purpose
if these meetings are to study safety
nethods .their scope, however, is
nuch broader, it is said, and assume
he role of get-together meetings as
veil. The public is invited to attend
hese meetings .
Superintendent Cooper, of the
Asheville division, will be present. It
s expected that practically all (he
ailroad men living in this county will
ittend, as will severel interested cit
zens. W. V .Cole, trainmaster, with
leadquarters at Hendersonville, was
n Brevard Tuesday making arrange
nents for the coming event.
II. D. C. MEETING TO
BE HELD SATURDAY
Many members of the local chap
ter of the United Daughters of the
Confederacy are planning to attend
the district meeting to be held in
Asheville on May 3. It is requested
that all members who expect to at
tend the district meeting to notify
Miss Annie Gash not later than 6
o'clock Thursday evening.
There will be no meeting of the
local Chapter in Brevard next Sat
urday, on account of the members
desiring to attend the district; meet
ing at Asheville. The meeting of
the local chapter will be held Satur
day, May 10.
MANY HAVE PAID
BACK ROAD TAX
Jerry Jerome, secretary of th?
board of road commissioners, makei
announcement that many road sub
jects who had not paid their 192E
road tax, have come in and paid ui
since publication a week ago that al
such men in arrears were to be pros
ecuted. He has been asked to extent
the time for a few days, in order t<
give others an opportunity of payinf
up before warrants are served on
them. This he has agreed to do
but insists that those who would es
cape prosecution and additional <ros
must come in at once and settli
their road tax.
It is believed that practically al
subjects who have not settled thei:
1929 road taxes will pay up and no
have to be prosecuted.
TIMES STRAW VOTE
The Asheville Times is giving to
the people of Western North Caro
lina an opportunity of expressing
their true sentiments on the all-im
portant question of prohibition. In
the straw vote being taken by The
Times, a method has been adopted
whereby a citizen may express his
real sentiments with a guarantee cf
It is believed that many citizens in
Brevard and Transylvania county
will take advantage of this oppor
tunity given by The Times to express
their sentiments on the prohibition
question. Knowing that paper and
its management, The Brevard News
can assure its readers that the straw
ballot will be conducted with abso
lute fairness and complete accuracy.
OF 1ST YEAR PUPILS
Plans are about complete, accord
ing to Superintendent J. B. Jones,
for examination of all children who
will enter school next fall for the
first time. It is the policy of the
school officials to make physical ex
aminations. of all children who have
become six years of age, or will at
tain that age by the time school op
ens. If conditions are found that
need remedying before a child is
ready to enter school for the first
time, then these remedies can be re
sorted to during the summer and the
child prepared for school work
Dates will soon be announced for
the examinations, which will be Tield
at the Grammar school building in
Brevard. This examination applies
only to the children who are to en
ter school next fell for the first time.
OF QUEBEC DEAD
John Whitmire, prominent farmer
of the Quebec section, died sud
denly Sunday night, and was buried
Tuesday in the Whitmire cemetery,
Quebec. Details of the sudden death,
and matters of family interest could
not be learned here in time for this
week's paper. The widow and five
The deceased was 65 years of
age, and was one of the most highly
| respected citizens of the county.
Rev. J. P. Mason conducted the fun
eral services Tuesday. He was a
member of the Baptist, and active
in church community work.
Further details of the ftsmily con
nection will be published^ later.
cHILD DIES AFTER
Little Biliy McCrary, Favorite
of AII Who Knew Hun,
Billy, the beautiful 5-year-old boy
of Mr. and Mrs. Judson McCrary,
died at 6 o'clock Tuesday evening,
from heart trouble, according to the
attending physician, Dr. R. L. Stokes.
The little fellow was operated on
Tuesday morning, his tonsils and
adenoids being- removed. Later in
the day he was taken to the home of j
his parents on Maple street. During L
the afternoon he ate ice cream, and
was, to all appearances, doing nice- L
!y. Late in the ufternon hia condi- !?
tion suddenly became alarming, and 1
the end came shortly before six
Billy was the only child of Mr. and
Mrs. McCrary, and was a favorite
among all the people who knew him.
Unusually bright 1'or a child of his
ige, Billy made friends with every
?nc he was about. News of the
death spread rapidly and hundreds
jf people called at the McCrary
lome, shocked with the suddeness of
Funeral services were arranged
'or 10 o'clock Thursday morning, at
?he McCrary home, with Rev. W. S.
Price, Jr., and Rev. A. L. Vaughn
:onducting the services. Interment
vill be in the Gillespie cemetery.
ft ATSONS WORKING
FOR FRIENDS HERE
Mr. and Mrs. John Watson, resi
lents of Brevard during the con
tracts n of the big power lines
hrouf the county, are now in Or
ando, Florida, and enjoying good
ealth. A letter was received by
'he Brevard News from Mr. Watson,
nd the popular man shows his inter
st in Brevard by requesting infor
nation about the place which he de
ires for friends of his who contem
late spending the summer in the
Mr. and Mrs. Watson lived here
or more than a year, and everyone
/ho became acquainted with them
oon counted them as friends. They
/ ere especially active in church
fork, and Mr. Watson was a distinct
elp to the Masonic Lodge and in the
lie Eastern Star work.
Letters have gone to them, urging
hem to come back to Brevard for
1EW YORK BANKER
VISITS IN BREVARD
Hampden E. Tener, of Montclari,
v7. J., visited Brevard last Saturday
or the first time in twenty-two
Mr. Tener was formerly owner of
'hestnut Hill, now owned by J. K.
Barclay, one of the most beautiful
arms in the country.
Mr. Tener is president of the Irv
ng Savings Bank of New York City
resides being interested in many
>ther financial and manufacturing
?nterprises. Mr. Tener, in speaking
)f Brevard, stated that he had never
cnown a place to improve so much
md with substantial business houses
ind lovely homes as in and around
3revard. Mr. Tener was formerly
sresident of the Shorthorn Associa
;ion and is now director in the same
issociation, and no other farm in the
United States ir; better known than
[lis. It is the best Short Horn cat
:le farm in the United States.
It is hoped that Mr. Toner's visit
to Brevard means that he is inter
ested in coming back to this section.
P..T. ASSOCIATION TO
HOLD DISTRICT MEETING
On May 6 the Parent-Teacher I
District meeting will be held in's
Asheville, at the Claxton school I v
building. The sessions will begin at '
10:30 in the morning.
AT SREVARQ INSTITUTE
Last Thursday's Kiwanis meeting
was held at the Brevard Institute,
where a splendid program was ren
dered by the students. Members of
the club expressed gratitude for the
fine entertainment and the splendid
SUIT FOR $100, 000
Transylvania county's board of ed
ucation and others are made defend
ants in a damage suit for $100,000
according to pleadings that have been
filed in the General County court.
The plaintiff in tke case is A. F.
Mitchell, administrator, and based on
the automobile accident when the
small son of Mr. Mitchell was killed
on Highway 28, last year.
Joseph Little, of Asheville, and
Wm. E. Breese, Brevard lawyer, are
attorneys for the defendants, while
R. R. Fisher is counsel for the plain
SADNESS IS CAUSED
BY WOMAN'S DEATH
Florence Helen Gillespie, Aged
25, Died Last Saturday
HAD BEEN ILL DURING
PAST FIFTEEN MONTHS
Large Crowd of Sorrowing
Friends Attend Funeral at
Deep sorrow was felt throughput
he town and county last Sun3?y
r.orning when news rapidly spread
hat Florence Helen Gillespie had
iied during the night. She had been
II for the past fifteen months, and
riends everywhere had been hoping
or her recovery. Because of her
?outh, and the many splendid quals
ics of womanhood, the deceased was
inuauaily popular and well loved by
U who knew her.
Funeral services were held at the
trevard Methodist church Monday at
1 o'clock, conducted by Rev. J. H.
Vest, Rev. J. P. Mason and Rev. W.
2. Rufty. The big auditorium was
lied with sorrowing friends who
ollowed the hearse to the Gillespie
emetery. The great outpouring of
riends and the beautiful floral of
ering testified to the love and es
eem in which the fine young woman
'as held in the county of her birth
nd where she had spent her life.
The deceased was born December
5, 1905, the daughter of Mr. and
Irs. T. DeWitt Gillespie, of Lake
'oxaway. Seven years ago she
>ined the Methodist church, and had
een most active in church work,
he parents and three sisters sur
ive, with a large family connection
nd a great host of friends. The
irviving sisters are: Mrs. Cicero
[ensen, of West Asheville, and
lisses Paulette and Virginia Gilles
ie of Lake Toxaway.
Throughout the iong ilinesv
ured by the deceased, durinc whi<-b
me everything was done that duvut
i parents and staunch friends could
o. no word of complaint passed ttie
fs of the young woman who wb' to
called- away in '.he morning of
?r life. Her" only concern seemed
? be for those who loved her and
orked so hard for her recovery and
er comfort. A larg': circle of young
riends among whom she was ic
Dpular and well lcrved, seemed *un
ed by the blow caused by the death
f their friend. One of these friends,
i talking to The Brevard New?
ijout the going of her friend, said:
"But we ought not be resentful,
od wants youth and beauty and
race in Heaven, as much as He
ants those who have reached o!<5
i?e. That is why He reaches down
ere and takes the fairest of our
riends, like Florence. They add
eauty to Heaven."
;arly visitors at the
NEW SHIPMAN COTTAGES
Although the Mi&ses Shipman have
ad the Shipman Cottages re-openeJ
ut a short time, plrpady s vera!
arly visitors have registered there,
'rom the widely separated section*
epresented by some of these ',
trevard must be fairly well sdvtr
ised. Among the guests are Mrs.
). M. Lutton, of Miami, Florida, and
1rs. C. W. Tompkins and Mi-~ Alma
.'ompkins of Rockport, Mass. The
ihipmnn cottages have been thor
iughly repaired and repainted, and
ire said to be much more atttactive
han ever before.
JUNIOR ORDER IN
Delegates From Many Town*
To Be Here for Friday'*
Members of the Junior Order from
ill parts of Western North Carolina
rill meet in Brevard Council this
?Yiday afternoon and evening in reg
ilar district meeting. The sesgiops
rill begin at 2 o'clock in the after
loon. Dinner will be served in the
tail at 6:30 o'clock, and members of
Transylvania Council are urged te
iring well filled baskets, to the end
hat there will be sufficient supper
or all visitors and members.
Thet'e is much important business -
0 be transacted at the afternoon
ession. The evening session will be
levoted to fraternal work. Some of
he outstanding members of the
1 unior Order in the western part of
he state will be present for the sea- .
ions. All members of the Brevard
irder will be on hand, it is said, to
telp carry on the work and entertain
he visiting delegates.
The following official notice has
jeen issued by Transylvania Council:
"Transylvania Council No. 370,
'Brevard, N. C.
"The District Meeting of Junior
Order will meet with Transylvania
Council, Friday May 2nd, at 2:80
[>.m. and also will have a night ses
sion and all members are requested
lo bring a basket of eats as we will
want to give the visiting members
Be sure to attend and don't for
jet the basket.
"IRA D. GALLOWAY,^.