1 THE BREVARD NEWS
VOLUME XXXV ~~ BREVARD, NORTH CAROLINA, JULY 2, 1930 Number 27
> GLORIOUS FOURTH
TO BE CELEBRATED
ON BIG SCALE HERE
Junior Order Picnic at Pisgah
forest To Be Leading
Event of the Day
TWO BASEBALL GAMES
ON TAP FOR THE DAY
liolt Tournament for Goiters
and Outing Parties for
The Glorious Fourth will be ob
served here in varied programs that
will provide pleasure for all people.
The big Junior Order picnic, to
which the public is invited, and two
baseball games, with a Rolf tourna
ment at the Country Club, are the
leading events. Many small picnic
parties and fishing trips have been
planned also. Bowling tournaments
have been given a good start at the
H. and T. Recreation Center, and
bowlers will enjoy at least a por
tion of the day at their favorite
sport. Others will have time to set
tle their claims as to championship
at pool, at the Broad Street Recrea
tion. The holiday season will end
with a big dance at the Franklin
Hotel Saturday night.
July Fourth will be great day for
the Junior Oi'der in Western North
Carolina, and members with their
families and friends will come from
all councils within the juris diction
of the Second District to attend a
Junior Order ralley and picnic din
ner on the government founds
within Pisgah National Forest. The
Brevard Municipal Band will pro
vide music for the occasion, starting
the day's program at 10 o'clock in
All members of the Junior Order
are expected to attend and take bas
ket dinners. The public is invited to
spend the day with the Juniors, and
it is believed several hundred peo
ple will gather for the occasion. The
celebration will be held at the camp
ing ground on the highway running
through the park, the camping
grounds a short distance from the
entrance to the national forest at
the Pisgah Forest entrance.
Rev. J. P. Mason will open the
celebration with prayer, and the
famous West Asheville quartet will
sing. Hon. Lewis P. Hamlin will
make the address of welcome, and
response will be made by Hon. T. L.
Gqeen, of Waynesville. The Tomlin
Quartet, of Asheville, will sing sev
eral selections. The address will be
made by James F. Barrett, the sub- !
ject being: "The Junior Order Chal- J
At the noon hour picnic dinner
will be served, ;.nd an hour devoted j
to get acquainted. At 1 :30 the ?
Daughters of America will have |
charge of the program, and some
thing good is promised. At 2:30,
athletic sports and contests will _ be i
staged, with S. P. Meares, of Ashe
ville, in charge. The program will
end at 3:30 o'clock.
It is expected that many peopele
in the county will spend the day
with the Juniors, as the occasion is
intended for the public just the
same as for members of the Junior
TWO BALL GAMES ON
CARDS FOR FOURTH
Two bai! games will be on the
boards as Fourth of .'uly attractions,
the first game being played at 10
o'clock in the morning, and the oth
er at 3 o'clock in the afternoon.
The Asheville All-Stars will cross
bats with the Brevard team at both
events, and it is expected that fans
in this section will witness some of
the finest exhibition of the national
sport ever seen on the local dia
, AT COUNTRY CLUB
Match play in the first tournament
of the season on the fine course of
the Brevard Country Club is being
fought out this Thursday and Friday.
One dozen Dunlop balls is the prize
that will go to the winner in the
contest. The following in flights of
fours will contest for supremacy,
each group selecting its own playing
W. W. Croushorn, E. P. McCcy,
Rev. R. L. Alexander, R. W. Ever
T. H. Shipman, H. N. Carrier, Dr.
Newland, Harry Patton.
Albert Kyle, David Ward, . B. W.
Trant'nam, Anthony Trantham.
Hinton McLeod, Sherman Ham
matt, Grady Kilpatrick, Harry Clark.
Rev. Harry Perry, Rev. J. H.
est, Rev. Paul Hartsell, H. L. Wil
J. S. Silversteen, W. E. Breese, H.
A. Plummer, S. M. Macfie.
Dr. Lynch, Jimmie Morrow, R. H.
Morr .'.v, Sprm-er Macfie.
THE MOLTZ LUMBER CO.
Operations at the Moltz Lum
ber company's plant, Toxoway,
were resumed last Friday, after
a close down of a few week's
duration, it is said the company
has secured a large order for
lumber that will keep the plant
going for some time on the one
order alone. The Moltz people
are among the larger lumber
manufacturers of this section,
and resumption of operations
there will mean much to the en
tire county. Several hundred
men are employed by the con
cern, included among them be
ing many of the county's best
BEST IN HISTORY
? Town Transformed with Great
Spiritual Wave Seen ?
Revival services at Rosman Meth
odist church, which have been in
progress for the past several days,
are serving to transform the town
of Rosman, according to reports
ireaching Brevard. The Rev. J. M.
j Brandon, assisted by the pastor,
Rev. W. E. Rufty, is conducting the
services and preaching the powerful
sermons which are calling so many
people to righteousness. The sing
ing is said to be of the highest or
der, and is one of the great helps in
the meeting. Tuesday's count showed
that 67 conversions have been re
corded, many of whom joined the
church last Sunday.
Older residents of Rosman assert ,
that this meeting is producing great- ^
er results for God and the church j
than any other revival ever held in j
Rosman, even passing the mark made (?
by the series of services held by i
Rev. Baxter McLendon some years I
ago. Practically all the Christian h
people of Rosman and the commun- 1
ity are working in the revival, re- 1
gardless of their church affiliation. 1
and there is said to be great happi
ness prevailing among all the good
Citizens of Rosman express great j
appreciation for the revival, and are
outspoken in their assertions that ?
the town is being more greatly bene- 1
fitted through this revival than ever '
witnessed in any other one effort for <
the communty's advancement.
Rev. L. B. Trowbridge, of Chicago, |
has returned to his home after
spending the past week with his '
mother, Mrs. Julia Trowbridge. Mr.
Trowbridge has been engaged in city
mission work among the foreign
speaking people of Chicago for the ?
past 15 years, being superintendent
of the Chicago Tract Society, under
which organization this work is car
The Chicago Tract Society's work
extends over 13 states and into Can
ada. It has workers speaking 20 '
languages and literature in 38
languages. It holds preaching ser- '
vices and lectures in mission halls, '
in the open air and over the radio.
Mr. Trowbridge preached at the
Methodist church here Sunday night, !
and led the prayer meeting service
at the church Wednesday night.
BARACA CLASS TO
On Sunday, July 20, the Baraca
class of the Rutherfordton Baptist
church will meet with the Men's
Bible <*lass of the Brevard Methodist
church. After services, the local
class will take the visitors to some
spot to be selected, and enjoy a pic
K. E. Price, editor of The Ruther
ford County News, is teacher of the
Baraca class, and it was through
him that the invitation was extended
to the Rutherfordton class to spend
a Sunday with the Methodists in
Brevard. At a later date the Men's
Bible class of the Methodist church
will visit Rutherfordton, and be
guests of the Baraca class there.
NO MAIL SERVICE ON
FRIDAY, JULY FOURTH
i Postmaster Roscoe Nicholson and
his whole force will take a holiday
.on July Fourth. There will be no
mail delivery, either city or rural,
and the postoffice will be open only
from 8 to 9 o'clock Friday morning
Patrons are urged to purchase
enough stamps Thursday for supply
until Saturday morning.
[APPOINTMENT FOR THE
I REV. E. R. PENDLETON
Preaching at Lake Toxaway Bap
tist church at eleven in the morning,
and at Oak Grove at three in the
afternoon on Sunday, July 6, by the
pastor, Rev. E. R. Pendleton. Re
pairs on the Oak Grove building have
been ordered, "and work expected to
be completed before the association
neets in August.
FRANK JUSTUS, 16, 5
DROWNS WHILE IN
lragic Event Shocks Whole
Town ? .One of Best Boys
In the Community
SON OF GEO. M. JUSTUS
I INVALID FOR 2 TEARS ,
Heroic Efforts To Save Boy's I
| Life Proved Futile
Late Monday uafterno?" th^ui?kly
was shocked when news quick Y
spread that Frank Justus?neof the
town's favorite boys, had lost ms
life through drowning. Ine 10
velr old lad was the eldest son of
Mr. and Mrs. George M. Just lis, an
was known as an unusually ? j
boy, greatly loved by all who knev
Frank had gone with other young j
friends for a swim. He was a poo j
swimmer, therefore remained in the
shallow water near the ?PP?^h
the pool, while his companions, who
were good swimmers, were in the
deep water at the diving board. Di
rectly Frank, it is said, left tne
shallow water and went to .the plat>
form where the other boys were
swimming. Steps lead down from
the platform into the watL1' J
one of the boys heard young Justus
say that he was going to hide irom
his companions, whereupon
started around the edge of the
platform, using the sidings of
platform, two-by-fpurs. This was
the last seen of him. His com pan
ions ,it is said, thought he had It
the water and donned his clo???:
When the others had finished
soort they dressed and started home.
Then it was that young Justus was
missed. Starch was
started, and when Prank failed to
answer, and the boys were unable to
Rnd him, suggestion was made that
the pool be searched.
After some time the body was
found at the bottom of the poo ?
Strenuous efforts were made to re
irive the lad, and several men came
hurriedly from the camps about ?
Rrpvarrt * to lend aid. Those
experienced life savers and men i well j
versed in the work, but notning,,
,-ould be done for the boy. Dr. New ,
land worked along with ^e men
from the various camps, and it was ,
soon seen that all life was ext. net
Great crowds gathered at the ,
Justus home Monday night, and deep ,
sorrow was seen in the faces of aU |
the men and women, and y 1
zirls. The father. George M. Justus, ,
has been ill for the past two years, .
unable to work, and young *ran.k 1
had been the family's main depe ,
snce. This fact added to the (
Funeral services were held at the
home Tuesday afternoon.theReN. ,
1 H West conducting the scrvl"~ i
All other ministers of the town an
many from the county including the
J" ERe?USty Pf Mason ' i
iaT' wh^n V'Bn^'fails to answer ti.e !
JoU call at the Methodist Sunday ,
School, will be the first absent mark ,
against him in four and one-half ,
vears. For that period of time
Frank had a perfect record in Sun
day School and had won a medal for
his" attendance. i
Burial was made in Gillespie cem
etery Great banks of flowers and
the immense crowds attending >?
funeral and the manifest sorrow on
the faces of every one, spoke' el?
nupntlv of the manner in which tne
community had loved the lad whose
tragic death stunned the commun
ity with its suddenness and attend
ing sorrow. i
AND EAT TUESDAY
Services announced in last week's
paper to be held Tuesday evening: of
this week at the Methodist church
were postponed for a week. When
plans were made for the meeting,
the fact that the Eastern Star meets
on the date selected was overlooked.
Many members of the Methodist
church are active members and of
ficers in the Eastern Star, hence the
It is planned now to have the
church meeting next week Tuesday
evening, and all members of the
I church, and all friends of the church
are urgently requested to meet at
the church for session. It is not a
money raising program at all, but
rather a meeting for laying plans of
activity which, it is believed, will
enlarge the usefulness of the church
and make the services still interest
ing. Each member is expected to
bring a basket supper ,to be enjoy
ed in picnic style.
SHERRILL SHARPE COMES
HOME, COMPLETELY CURED
Friends of Sherrill Sharpe, who
has been at Sanatorium taking treat
ment for several months, is home
again, pronounced completely cured.
Young Mr. Sharpe is pop
ular throughout the county, and is
un active church worker.
'CAMPERS FLOCK TO
MOUNTAINS AS THE
CAMPS OPEN HERE
1930 Season Ushered In With
All Camps Reporting
ALL CAMPS TO BE IN
FULL SWING BY FRIDAY
BoVs and Girls From Half the
States Are Registered at
the Camps Here
All the camps in Transylvania
county will have opened for the
season by the end of this week,
some of them having opened last
Friday, and others since that time.
This means that hundreds of people
have been coming into Brevard ev
ery day. Great throngs of young ,
.men and young women are now en
camped in the various camps of the i
county, making of this community
the center of camp activity in the
Miss Carol Oppenheimer, owner 1
and director of Eagles Nest Camp, is ,
especially pleased with the tine j
crowd at her place for the season. (
Mr. and Mrs. Hinton McLeod, of \
Camp Illahee, received a great ,
throng of young ladies Tuesday, s
opening date for that popular place. *
Previous to the regular opening, the
National Red Cross had held a ten ^
days' institute at Illahee. it
Rockbrook Camp, owned and op-i<
erated by Mr. and Mrs. Henry Car- 1
rier, is reported completely filled,']
with late applications being return- 1
ed on account of ..there being no c
more room. This camp had a pre- It
opening conference of women, last ; t
ing for two weeks and to which w?>- . ]
men from many states came for theiC
conference. tr ?
Miss Fannie Holt, of Keystone
Camp, reports unsually fine attend- ,
ance for the season. Miss Holt has 1
been here for the past several days, ,
making ready everything for the f
opening this week of her popular ,
cam p 2
Camp Merrie-Wood, in the Toxa- (
way section, is opening this weeK ^
for the regular season. This camp t
also had a pre-opening session the
industrial conference having been ,
neld there during the past several (
lays in June, which brought out
standing leaders from many sec- |
'.ions of the country. t
Connestee Cove Camp is open and ?
many women and young" women are <
registered there. e
Camp Perry-Ann, unique in camp r
ife here, as it is operated exclusive- ,
ly for Jewish women and children, s
is having the best season in its his- c
Lory, it is said. This camp opened t
Tuesday, with Mrs. Luther Pushell, t
awner and director, in charge.
Camp Carolina opened last week, ]
with a large number of boys and the ;
usual fine spirit of Carolina was in t
evidence from the first day. t
Camp. Transylvania opened this ,
week, and the large number of boys <
are already in\the swing of the|(
CaCamPpr?Sapphire opened the regu-j,
lar season for the boys last week, ?
ifter having .had the Girls Reservef x
3f the Y. W. C. A. in a ten days |
session during the latter part ot ;
Camp Chickasaw will receive its <
full quota of boys this week as will 1
French Broad camp, which is sche
duleded to open on July Fourth.
MASONS HEAR FINE ,
* Many Master Masons attended
services at the Brevard Baptist
church last, Sunday, when Rev. Paul
Hartsell preached a special , Saint ,
John's day sermon. Masons every- ,
where observe this, day each year ;
and it is customary in Christian ,
countries for the lodges to meet and ,
the members then march in a body ,
to some church where n minister, ?
himself a Mason, preaches a sermon
appropriate to the occasion.
Iiev. Mr. Hartsell preached a most
inspiring sermon, absolutely in
keeping with the occasion, and many
of the older Masons who have at
tended many such events declared
the sermon to be one of the best ,
they had ever heard.
JUNIOR ORDER IN
Memorial services were held in
Asheville last Sunday for deceased
members of various councils in the
Second District, Jr. 0. U. A. M. The
services were held in the beautifully
appointed Junior Order Hall on
South French Broad avenue, pre
sided over by G. W. Wrenn, active
in Junior circles. A large crowd at
tended the services, which were the
first of its kind to be held in the
district. Heretofore, each council
has held memorial services for de
ceased members of the counsil, and
this new plan of having the councils
in the district meet together will,
it is believed, prove most popular.
Brevard was represented by Perry
Galloway and Jim Barrett.
STORES TO CLOSE ON
FRIDAY THE FOURTH
Practically all the stores in
Brevard will be closed Friday,
July Fourth, in observance of
the national holiday. The banks
and the pcstoffice will be
closed, and all merchants and
their forces are planning a day's
outing'. People are urged to
make purchases Thursday for
all things needed until Satur
day morning, when the places
of business will be open at the
A PERSONAL WORD
TO THE DEMOCRATS OF
Your county chairman, the Hon.
Wm. E. Breese, who is a great kid
der, a good schemer and an excellent
politician, is reported as having naid
in the democratic convention last
Saturday that The Brevard News
could not be a fair and independent
newspaper, because I am now a
candidate for the state senate on the
I want to say to you in just as
emphatic manner as Mr. Breeso ut
tered his words, that The Brevard
Mews is, and shall continue to be, an
independent newspaper, treating the
democratic party just as fairly as it
ireats the republican party. " I say
:o you further that it can be done,
ind, as I have told Mr. Breese per
sonally, it SHALL be done.
The Brevard News is an institu
;ion, a servant of the public, of all
;ho people in the county, and as
such must serve all alike.
1 was greatly encouraged and
lighly pleased and extremely grate
'ul when many good citizens of the
lemocratic faith stated to me after
he convention last Saturday that .
hey regretted the statement of .
Hr. Breese, assuring me of their
conviction that The Brevard News is .
i fair newspaper.
My candidacy for the state sen
ile has no bearing whatever upon j
The Brevard News. It is a county ,
lewspaper, and not a political or- ,
ran. News of the county and the I
iccounts of the activities of the citi- j(
:ens of the county are given in the 1
columns of this paper, without re
rard to any citizen's political affilia
Ten years ago, when Mr. Breese I,
>ought The Brevard News, he an- |(
lounced over Bis signature in the
laper that the day for partisan po- (
itical newspapers had passed, and
hat he intended t.o run The Brevard
Jews as an independent newspaper. (
5o far as I know, no citizen disput- 1
?d or doubted Mr. Breese's word,
lor questioned his sincerity of pur- 1
>ose. Surely, then, if Mr. Breese,
teeped in politics as he was and is,
could publish a fair and independ- <
?nt newspaper, I can measure up to
hat standard. i
I am of the opinion that Mr. i
Breese overlooked one thing in mak- <
ng his statement last Saturday, and
hat is the fact that the people of
he county are an intelligent peo
)le ? be they democrats or republi
cans. You good people have your
>wn eyes and your own sense
md your own sense of fair
less. You read The Brevard News,
md you can judge for yourselves
vhethej- or not this newspaper is
'air to both parties. So, after all,
t makes no difference what Mr.
3reese says about the paper. I am
content to rest the matter in your
lands, to abide your judgment.
I thank you.
Yours for fair piay,
JAMES F. BARRETT.
Brevard Kiwanians enjoyed the
?'Fellowship Hour" last Monday
svening, in keeping with all the
clubs throughout the United States
and Canada. While the interna
tional president ol' Kiwanis was ad
dressing the convention in Atlantic
City, President R. E. Ramsey, of
the Brevard club, was having the
message of the international presi
dent read at the meeting of the
The meeting was held at Thos. H.
Shipman's camp., near Rosman, and
the ladies were invited guests of the
club. Dinner was served, picnic
style, and the meeting was greatly
enjoyed by all present. The meet
ing Monday evening took the place
of the regular Thursday's gathering,
so there will be no meeting on
Thursday of this week.
Announcement is made this week
that Miss Emma Ba'jweli, for the
past 1(5 years one of Brevard's most
popular merchants, has sold her
store on Caldwell street to Mr, Gil
lespie, of Easley, South Carolina,
who will continue to operate the
Miss Bagwell has hundreds of
friends in the county, and her leav
ing the business stage here is an
event that will cause regret, while,
of course, a great welcome is ex
pended to Mr Gillespie in his com
ing into the town's business life.
REPUBLICANS AT *
Delegates Named to the State
Convention Now In Ses
sion at Raleigh
HEARD AT MEETING
Breese Flays Commissioners,
and Warns Democrats as
to The Brevard News
Transylvania county democrats
met in the county court hoOse Sat
urday afternoon, elected delegates
to the state convention to he held
in Raleigh on July 3rd. and heard a
number of enthusiastic speeches on
the local political situation.
Predictions of a large majority
vote for democratic candidates in
the November election were voiced
by the several speakers, and the rec
ord of republicans in office, both
national and county, were assailed.
R. R. Williams, of Asheville, sched
ued to make the keynote address of
the occasion, was unable to attend
on account of conflicting engage
The republican board of county
comissioners was ridiculed in a
speech made by Wm. E. Breese,
chairman of the democratic execu
tive committee, for their alleged
non-adherence to the party plat
form as adopted and published, the
establishment of the county court,
which was termed as an unnecessary
and expensive burden nn the Lax
payers of the county, declaring that
the Superior court could well per
form all the functions of that body
without any extra cost to the coun
ty; their "false economy program."
along with the wrongful use of ap
pointive powers and their method of
handling the county road fund and
other monies belonging to the
The lowered tax rate. Mr. Breese
declared, was in reality made by
the borrowing of money with which
to take care of the present needs
of the county, and would eventually
'lave to be repaid by the taxpayers,
ivith interest on the borrowed mon
ey. Interest, which the speaker de
:lared, republicans were claiminc
to collect in large amounts through
the present county treasurer. was
made larger by reason of the fact
that the large amount borrowed by
the county, had been placed <>n de
posit to the county's credit.
Mr. Breese further warned the
democrats against depending en The
Brevard N'ews to disseminatt new
as pertains to the welfare of the
democratic party in this county, lie
declared that the editor of The
News, being a candidate for suite
senate on the republican ticket,
would, in fairness to his party an I
to his own interests be partial to
H. C. Aiken made a strong plea
for the support of Mrs. B. I.. Mc
Kee, of Sylva, democratic candidate
for the state senate, urging the
voters to stand by the lady in her
race for the senate.
Other speakers were: R. I.. Cash.
Brevard lawyer; SV. M. Henry, nom
inee for state represent;!' iv : H. C.
Aiken, nominated for county 'treas
urer but who later with am. ir
favor of Geo. M. Justus: I J
Zachary, for several years n non
resident. but at one time ai-tive :n
loo.il political circles; Pat. I Roberts,
of Cedar Mountain; J K. Rivl'ty,
chairman of the Young Mer's Dem
ocratic Club; G. T. Lyday, former
cairman of the board of county com
missioners, and S, P. Verner. super
intendent of education.
Delegates elected to the state con
G. T. Lyday, D. R. HoMidav. .John
Wilson, Clyde Blythe, A. E, Eng
land, C. V. Shuford, \V. R. Kilpat
rick, H. P. Whitmire, T. S. Gaflo
way, Wiley Meece, T. C. Henderson,
M. 0. McCal!, T. E. Reid, Granville
Fisher, A. C. Price, Walter Fisher,
Alien McCa'd, E. J. Whitmire. E. R
Galloway, E. Carl Allison. L. J.
Zachary, Leon Hubbard, W. Chas.
GraveEy, Weldon Galloway, Mrs. Jor
dan Whitmire, Will Moore. L. P.
Wilson, Mrs. T. J. Wilson, Mrs. A.
H. King, S. P. Verner, Paul Roberts,
|W. E. Breese, H. E. Erwin. Miss
iMartha Boswell, T. C. Galloway,
Mrs. Jos. S. Silversteen, M. W. GaJ
17 UNEMPLOYED 1
IN US COUNTY
According to final reports of the
United States supervisor of the cen
sus, 0. L. Fitzgevald, there are 727
farms in Transylvania county. In
the unemployment column, *s re
corded by the census enumerators
and given out by the .supervisor,
there were only 17 people out of
work in Transylvania county dur
ing the month of APrf> when the
census was taken.
That the accuracy of this last
item in the census report will be
disputed is a foregone conclusion.