NO ONE SEEMS TO
KNOW WHEN RURAL
SCHOOLS TO OPEN
First of August Usual Time
Set for Opening ? No
NO DEARTH OF STREET
RUMORS ABOUT MATTER
Big Difference Between School
Budget and Amount. Al
lowed By Board
Efforts have been made by The
Brevard News to learn whether or
not the rural schools are to begin
work the first of August, . so the
news could be given to the patrons
of these schools. The chairman of the
school board stated that he did not
know when the schools would start,
and could give out no statement
about the matter. It is said that the
school board has not as yet signed
up with the teachers for the year's
Questions at issue which seem to
have the school affairs ail unsettled
concern the budget for the year as
prepared by the school board,
which was cut down more than
twenty thousand dollars by the
county commissioners. The school
board officials have asserted that
the schools cannot be operated on
the amount allowed by the county
commissioners, while the commis
sioners assert that it can be done,
and must be done in order to reduce
the tax burden in the county.
While there was no information
coming from any of the school au
thorities, street rumors were flying
thick and fast. In some quarters it
was reported that the school author
ities would probably start the
school? as usual, and run them un
til the money gave out, and then
stop all the schools. Others were
confident that mandamus proceed
ings would be instituted against the
county commissioners to force that
body to adopt the school budget as
prepared and presented by the' I
school board. Still others were em
phatic in their statements that the "
budget as trimmed down by the!*,
county commissioners would afford
(Continued on page eight) |b
Glazener and Corbiu Attend
Sessions Held at Raleigh
During Past Week
Prof. Julian Glazener and Prof.
J. F. Corbin, instructors in voca
tional agriculture in the two high
schools in the county, have returned
from Raleigh, where they attended
the State Teachers' Conference for
several days. The conference was
under the leadership of the regional
Governor Gardner delivered an
address 'to the vocational teachers,
declaring in this address that these
teachers are the shock troops in his
Live-at-Home campaign. The gov
ernor urged the teachers to teach
others the importance of making ev
erything they can, and to can ev
erything they make, or dry or pre
serve it. Governor Gardner then
stressed the importance of giving to
those in need from the store house
The conference was said to be an
inspiration to the vocational teach
ers of the state, and facts were pre
sented showing that the work being
done by this group is contributing in
large measure to the real advance
ment of the state.
S. S. PICNIC HERE
Fifty-three men and women of
the Rutherfordton Baptist church
came to Brevard last Sunday morn
infi; and attended the men's Bible (
class of the Brevard Methodist)
church. Daughters of Wesley, the
women's class in the local Methodist
Sunday school, also attended the
Men's Bible class, and met the visi
tors. After the preaching services,
the Men's Bible class took the vis
itors and the ladies of the local
Sunday school to Glen Cannon Falls,
where *an unusually fine picnic din
ner was enjoyed. The dinner had
been prepared by the ladies of the
^ Wesley Class and by the wives of
the members of the Men's Bible
S. F. Allison and S. 0. Robinson
had gone on to the picnic grounds,
taking the baskets, and had dinner
spread and coffee made and a tub of
lemonade all ready for the visitors
? when they reached the Falls. The
Rutherfordton delegation was led by
R. E. Price, editor of The Ruther
ford County News, and an active
worker in the Baptist church there.
The day was a pronounced suc
cess, and a return visit will be made
by the Brevard people to Ruther
fordton at an early date.
A. E. F. REUNION TO
BE HELD IN AUGUST
Fort Bragg Chosen as Meeting
Place ? August 15th
Raleigh, July 22. ? The Reunion
Committee of the 113th F. A. 30th
Division, A. E. F., has selected Aug
ust 15 and 16, as the time, and Fort
Bragg, N. C., as the place for the
second Triennial Reunion of the i
113th F. A. This famous regiment |
was organized after war was declar-j
ed in 1917 and was more than 99
percent Tar Heel in personnel. It
had units in Raleigh, Durham, Wash
ington, New Bern, Wilmington,
Wadesboro, Monroe, Mooresville, |
and Lenoir, with detachments from '
Concord, Winston-Salem, Kannap
olis and other towns. The regiment;
was commanded by Colonel Albert,
L. Cox, of Raleigh. I
The reunion this year will be the |
regiment's second get-together. The
first was held at Fort Bragg in 1927 I
with over 300 in attendance. The
113th F. A., N. C. N. G., successors
and name-sake of the old regiment, \
will be in camp at Fort Bragg at .
this time and the young soldiers will |
be hosts to the veterans.
There will be no cost to the vet- |
:rana except a registration fee of ]
f3.00 which pays for meals and lodg- |
ng for two whole days. Arrange- [
nents have been made to take care |
>f all who come and every man who j
terved in the regiment during the <
iVorld War is invited.
CATCH SMOKY JOE i
[dol of the Mound Now on the t'
Bench In Transylvania c
County Jail J
"Smoky Joe" was caught stealing I
>ff secopd base last Friday, and is I
iow on the bench in Transylvania
ounty jail, waiting until Umpire D.
/. English assigns him to another
all team. This is hard luck for
Smoky Joe," popular idol among
he colored ball fans of the Caro- 1
inas, being a ball pitcher of such
lote and cunning that l^e was dub
ed "Smoky Joe" because of his
bility to throw the pill down the
ine from pitcher's box to the bat
er in such haster as to cause said b
ill to look like a streak of smoke. I
But "Smoky Joe," while recogniz- li
d as a great pitcher, is not much on r
tealing. He is now charged with f
tealing practically all the wearing c
pparel formerly owned by two in- i
ustrous colored women of the com- h
nunity. One of these is emplyed by e
Irs. W. W. Croushorn, and the other s
3 in the service of Mrs. Allison, at t
)eer Park Home. It is said that 1
ervant's house on the Croushorn t
iremises was entered about 8 t
> 'clock Wednesday evening, and the
heriff's office notified. Some three j
tours ltaer report came from Mrs. ,
Ulison that her servant's house had ,
>een entered, and the wearing ap- ;
>arel and other articles belonging to (
he cook there had been taken. ,
There was no clue from which to i
vork, whereby the officers could ob- <
ain a clue, until it was discovered l
Jiat "Smoky Joe' and two other <
:olored men had been seen in the i
immunity. Sheriff Patton and Dep
lty Tom Wood and Chief Freeman |
vent on the trail of "Smoky Joe" (
ind his companions. The trail led
;he officers into Inman, South Caro
ina, where one of the trio was
round, and a portion of the stolen
articles recovered. A few miles
frbrn there they captured another
?roup. Streeter Fisher, who had
?one with the officers, returned to
Brevard with these. Sheriff Wood
and Chief Freeman went on to
Spartanburg, called upon the sher
iff, who was out, and then went to
the jail to look the inmates over to
see if by any chance the popular
ball player would be there. He was.
Spartanburg officers had picked
"Smoky Joe" up shortly before,
when he was trying to sell some of
the articles which he is said to have
It was a fine piece of work which
the officers did in making sUch
CLASS HEARD HERE
I While a small crowd greeted the
Oxford Orphanage Class in their an
nual visit to Brevard Tuesday eve
ning, the sale of tickets was report
ed as being excellent The concerts
are given by the class each year,
and the proceeds go to the mainten
ance of the orphanage, a Masonic in
The concert was given in the audi
torium of the High School building.
J. W. Glazener, of Rosman, opened
the meeting with prayer, and the
children in number after number
delighted those who had come to
hear the conoert.
The Eastern Star, ladies organiz
ation of the Masonic bodies, de
serve much of the credit for the
huge sale of tickets, which netted a
neat amount for the Orphanage.
LEE BRYSON MEETS TRAGIC
DEA1H IN AUTO ACCIDENT
Wm Hauling Logs On Diamond Creek Road When Truck
Turned Over, Pinning the Popular Man Underneath ?
Leaves Widow and Four Small Children.
Lee Bryson, one of the most popu
lar men of the county, was instant
ly killed Friday afternoon when the
log truck which he was driving on
the Diamond Creek road turned over ,
and pinned the victim underneath
the truck. Willard McCall was with
Mr. Bryson, engaged with him in '
hauling logs out of the Diamond
Creek .section to the mills at Ros
man. Mr. McCall escaped injury, or,
death, by a bare fraction of a second.
The road over which the men were '
hauling logs is extremely rough in '
places, and Mr. Bryson had sawed
the top off the cab on his truck, it
is said in order that he might more
easily jump in case of an accident,
but the truck turned so suddenly 1
Friday that the man had no chance
to escape. The three men on the '
scene could do nothing with the j
heavy truck underneath which Mr.
Bryson was pinned, one protruding'
portion of which was lying flatly on
fiis neck. The father, Oat Bryson, j
ran for assistance, while Mr. McCall
?nd Mr. Powell tried to raise the'
leavy truck with a jack. Within a j
Few minutes at least fifty men had i ,
fathered at the scene, and they !,
ifted the truck off the driver, but j
leath ha3 been instantaneous. The1
>ody was brought to the Xilpatrick
'uneral parlors in Brevard, and pre- i
>ared for burial. I
Mr. Powell was married nearly 1
line years ago to Miss Frances Mc- ]
3all, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. .
?rank McCall, of Cherryfield. To ]
hem had been born four bright <
hildren, as follows: Lillian, Lee, 1
rr., Elizabeth and Otto, the last i
named being but one year old. The
accident resulting in the death of
this father and husband was all the
more tragic and heart-breaking be
cause Mr. Bryson was such a hard
working man, delighting in doing
any and every kind of work that con
tributed to the support and comfort
of his little family in which he took
so much delight and found so much
Funeral services were held at
Cathey's Creek church Sunday aft
ernoon, and the hundreds of people
attending -the funeral, with great
loads of floral offerings, gave evi
dence of the high esteem in which
the deceased had been held, and the
sorrow that was caused in is tragic
death. The funeral was conducted
by the Rev. Cleveland Reece, a
close personal friend of the de- ?
ceased, who found it difficult to
speak from the pulpit these last
words over the remains of one whom i
he had so dearly loved.
Three brothers of young' Bryson t
live in Pennsylvania, and the fun- I
eral hour was held back awaiting :
their arrival. They reached Brevard 1
Sunday morning and were with the <
other members of the family |
throughout the day and at the ser- 1
vices and burial. In addition to
these brothers, there are surviving, J
the father, Oat Bryson, two other
brothers who live at Cherryfield,
rom and Oscar; four sisters: Mrs.
Lem Brooks, Misses Ruth Bryson,
Anne Bryson and Martha Bryson. A ]
arge family connection and numer
jus friends mourned with these
members of the immediate family in
'LAN DELEGATION I
FOR MASSEE MEET
'ransylvania Day Set for Mon- I
day Night ? Rev. J. C.
Next Monday night, July 28, has
een set as "Transylvania County c
light" at the big revival now being t
eld at Pickens, in which the noted I
svivalists, Rev. Massee, is doing the s
reaching. The Rev. J. C. Owen, o
ne of the best loved men going; out h
rom Transylvania county in the last c
alf century, is pastor of the Pick-[F
ns church, and planned this special I
srvice for the people of this county r
5 attend the Pickens meeting next
londay. A special section of the t
abernacle has been set aside for s
be Transylvania county people. c
It is believed that a large nura- 1
er of people will go from Transyl- t
ania county to attend the meeting J
ext Monday night. Several parties f
re being made up, it is said, to at- a
end the meeting. There will be no 1
ffort made to have all people get i
ogether and go in a body to Pick- s
ns, but all Transylvania county will i
ie assembled at the tabernacle, and 1
eated together in a reserved sec- i
ion for the services. i
The following letter was received 1
>y The Brevard News from Rev. Mr. 1
'To The Brevard News, i
"Brevard, N. C.
'Dear Brother Editor: ,
"Will you please say to the i
'riends in Brevard and Transylvania j
hat Monday night the 28th. inst. has
>een selected as the time for the
Transylvania Delegation to the 1
tfassee meetings to gather at the
abernacle in Pickens. This will give
lime for a special announcement on
Sunday the 27th. The meetings are
leld at 8 o'clock P.M. so people
eaving any part of Transylvania at
3:00 can reach Pickens in time.
Fust meet at the tabernacle. Seats
will be reserved, so that the dele-'
Ration can sit together. The taber
nacle is yours for the night if you I
will fill it. I want all the people of
Transylvania to hear Dr. Massee.
Come at any time. But we want a
large delegation on the 28th.
"J. C. Owen.
"P. S. ? At 1:30 p.m. on Saturday,
the 26th, the North Carolinians res
ident in the upper part of South
Carolina will meet at the tabernacle.
We will be glad to see any Transyl
vanians there at that time.
"J. C. 0."
TOPPING TOBACCO NOW
ON THE COUNTY FARMS
Many farmers in the county who
planted tobacco this year are now
beginning to top the weed. Good
reports are coming from most of the
farms on which tobacco is being
grown. Some few farmers, it is
said, who paid but scant attention to
the bud worm are now paying the
penalty, as the worms, when let
alone, make great inroads on the
crop. Those who used the poison as
directed, however, and kept the
worms killed are going to cut fine
crops from their lands, it is said.
3IBBS NOT TO BE
AT LITTLE RIVER !
lad Signed With Local Com- :
mittee ? Patrons Regret
the Loss of Gibbs
Prof. Arthur Gibbs, of Henderson
ounty, who had been engaged by ]
he committee in charge of Little
liver school to 'have charge of that
chool this year, has notified school
fficials here ,:t is learned, that he
ias accepted work in Henderson
ounty and will not teach at Little
liver this year. Prof. Gibbs was in
irevard Wednesday morning, in con
lection with the school work.
Prof. Gibbs had been nominated
iy the county superintendent, it is
aid, for the place at Little Rivofr,
ind the local committee unanimou3
y elected him and signed his con
ract about a month ago, it is said,
'rof. Gibbs is said to ne a man of
ine experience in school work, and
vas especially pleasing to the Little
iiver patrons. After Prof. Gibbs
risited Brevard Wednesday, it is
;aid, and could not ascertain
whether or not he was to be allowed
;o begin the school on scheduled time,
which is the first Monday in August,
?nd, in view of what was said to be
:he unsettled and uncertain condi
;ions prevailing here in school cir
:les, decided to teach elsewhere and
so notified school officials in Bre
It is not known now when the
schools in the county will start, nor
is it known to the Little River
school officials and patrons who will
be named to take the place of Prof.
Gibbs. There is much dissatisfac
tion in the Little River section, it
is learned, because of these vincer
PROF. JONES TO ENTER
Prof. J. B. Jones, head cf the
schools in Bi|vard, enters the
French Broad hospital in Asheville
this Thursday for three weeks, that
he may receive treatment and un
dergo an operation. Prof. Jones
has just returned from Cullowhee,
where he has been engaged through
out the summer as head of the de
partment of education in the sum
mer school there. He reported an
unusually fine attendance at the
summer school, and was highly
pleased with" the earnest work that
had been done.
Prof. Jones has a host of friends
in Brevard who will wish him an
early recovery from the operation
he is to urdergo.
REVIVAL DRAWING LARGE
| CROWDS TO CHERRYFIELD
Record-breaking crowds are at
tending the revival meeting now be
ing held at; Mt. Moriah, Cnerryfield.
Rev. Paul Hartsell is preaching at
all the services, and all leaders oi
the community life are lending ev
ery influence in making the revival
'one of the most effective ever held
at that church. Rev. W. S. Price is
pastor of the church there. Manj
people from Rosman and Brevard
and other points in the county are at
tending the meetings. Services ar?
held every night at 8 o'clock.
SUDDEN DEATH OF
MRS. JOHN THRASHI
Occurred Early Wednesday j
Morning, Following Stroke
Mrs. J. M. Thrash, 69 years of
age, died W ednesday morning:, after
having suffered a stroke at 5:30
o'clock, death coming within half an
hour. The deceased was the sec
ond wife of Capt. J. M. Thrash, one
of the best known citizens of the
county, and had been married to
Capt. Thrash about 22 years. She
was formerly Miss Mollie Maxwell,
and before her marriage conducted _
a business establishment in Brevard, j
She was a native of Henderson I
county, where the family is promin
Mrs. Thrash was a member of the
Brevard Methodist church, and one
of its very best supporters. She was
a devout Christian, and has done
much in her lifetime in helping the
sick and unfortunate. Capt. Thrash,
himself in serious condition, sur.
vives, with step-children, relatives
and friends, all of whom mourn the
loss of so good a woman.
Funeral services will be conduct
ed at the B??v8rd Methodist church
Thursday morning at 11 o'clock,
ifter which burial will be #ade in
Oak Grove cemetery. The Thrash
Family lives on a large plantation
between Pisgah Forest and David,
son River, on Highway 28.
UP AT LENOIR, N.C.
Si| Furniture Plants Now on ^
Full Time. Say? The b
All the big furniture factories of j!
-.enoir are resuming operations,
unning full time, according to The ,
vi rrrL - '
..enoir News-Topic. The mar.ufac- I
urers have been to the great furni
ure markets and obtained sufficient L
?rders to run full time for a long
ime, that newspaper says. Follow
ng is a clipping taken from the "
^enoir paper: p
That business has started on the
ip-grade in this section of the state
s the encouraging news being
nought home now by a number of
jenoir furniture men who have re
urned from the furniture market.
Net all of the local manufacture
!rs have returned yet, but almost all
>f those who have come back are
viewing the situation with a decji- ,
idly more optimistic outlook than ?
"There is no indication that bus
ness will be rushing for the next
leveral months," said one manufac
;urer, "but we have received enough
>rders to start running full time and
:he indication is that we might ex
pect a normal business until Fall."
More than passing hope is held out
for the Fall business. It was pre-jc
iicted that if the volume of business | ,
:ould be maintained anything like it
normal until September then the de- j
pression will be a thing of the past
According to reports reaching nt-re j
from the furniture center of the
nation, business will be normal un
til then. (
HERE NEXT WEEK
Superior court will convene here
next Monday morning, when Judge
,Har4ing is scheduled to begin a
two weeks' session of court for the
trial of civil cases. Jurors have
been summoned for the first and
second week, while the calendar has
been arranged and is being publish
ed for the first week's hearings.
The first day of court will be de
voted to the cases of Lowe Motor
company vs. C. E. English; Lowe
Motor company vs. J. Colie Owen;
C. E. Lowe vs. S- R. Joines; Stand
ard Motor Finance company vs.
Lowe Motor company; Spurgeon
Owen vs. 0. W. Clayton.
Tuesday's scheduled cases are:
C. W. Her.drix vs. Road commis
sioners; J. H. Pickelsimer vs. A. M.
Griffin; Mack Coren vs. W. V.
Lowe; Montvale Lumber company
[vs. Ernest Paxton.
Wednesday's canes as scheduled:
Hosea Lee vis. Baumgarner Bros.;
Duke Power company vs. R. L.
Stokes; Bessie Davidson vs. R. R.
Thursday the following cases will
come up: Sallie Osteen vs. Brevard
.Power & Light company; C. R.
Moss vs. R. R. Fisher; T. A. English
|vs. W. H. Harris; D. L. English vs.
R. L. Cansler.
Friday: T. A. English vs. J. R.
Saturday: Dr. W. M. Lyaay vs. I
W. R. Mathis ; J. C. Morrow vs. Glou
cester Lumber company; D. H. Win-]
Chester vs. T. Vince Smith; N. C.
Henry vs. M. R. Anderson; Frank
[Jenkins vs. E. M. Bryant.
RETURN FROM CAMP
Misses Rhuemma Beddingfield and
Rachel Williams, who spent la3t
week in camp near Asheville, have
| returned home.
SUSIE'S BAND TO BE
IN BREVARD FOR A
Madame Karansky, Italian S?
prano, Fresh From the
Alps, To Be Feature
BANJOS AND BUCKETS,
FANS AND PIANO IN USE
To Recite In Story and Sam
the Life and Love of
Susie's Band will appear at tfc?
Brevard High School uuditocim
next Tuesday evening, marking the
first appearance of this great
?ation of musicians and near nan
nans in the Land of Dixie. TVu ?
i bigger, greater, better band than
?ny eyer banded together or hand
ed about in all the history of 1fce
world, since David played o> has
larp and Nero fiddled while Bon*
Susie's Band is coming to Bre
'ard under the auspices of the Eut
;rn Star, and included among tfce in
struments are pianos, fly swatter^
riolins, frying pans, banjos, saasace
p-inders, guitars, coffee mills, ct3~
os, churns, and one thing in sa
The feature number on the pco
rram is a solo by Madame Kariaa&x
>f the Interloping Opera confer
>f Italy. Madame Karinsky mm
lirect from her Italian chateaa at
he foot of the Alps, having appeae
d but once in America, and that in
he Clenisonian Theatre of S rew
ork, back in the day of grand o para,
ust before the Civil War. She i?
, young woman of extraordinary
eauty and grace, and doubtless wM
ing her way into the hearts urf
hoesoles of the great crowd ex
erted to be at the High Sefeodt
lext Tuesday evening. Mayor \Wfc
?ire will meet Madame Karinsky al
isheville, and bring her to Brevinl,
rhere a suite of rooms have b?*
ngaged for the noted woman a! ike
Susie's Band will provide ftn
'lUsic for a great cast which is 0?
resent in song and story Vm
(Continued on page eight)
IEV. W. A. THOMAS
CALLED IN DEATH
rather of Mrs. J. F. Z?.ch*ry
Died Suddenly Lut
The Rev. W. A. Thomas, uppaiat
d at the last session of the Westens
forth Carolina Conference to iwrwt
he Ararat circuit as a supply, dw#
Jmost suddenly last Wednesday enis
ling after preaching at one of his
hurches near Mount Airy. Tfe*
lews of his death was a great sWir
o his friends, p.nd especially t? fii?
He was eighty years of age, u>4
lad been in the ministry for a Haif
:entury. He belonged to the oW
ichool of preachers, strong, clear awi
:onvincing. Among the local ranis
t is to be doubted if he had *?
>qual in the entire conference.
He was buried on Friday, Jajp
;he 18 in the Hunters Chapel c Ma
stery, only a few yards from iSe
:hurch in which he preached his'ia*
sermon. The following ministw^
who had been closely associated vaft
him in his work acted as pall tatt
&rs, and had charge of the funeral
services: Rtv. W. E. Poovey, jkj
siding elder of the Wt. Airy distmS.
Dr. C. C. Weaver, Rev. Seynwsr
Taylor, Rev. H. M. Wellman. Ret. X
L. Ingram and Rev. C. A. Morriao*
Remaining membtrs of his famflr
ar? his wife who before her :tam
riage was Miss Lilly Lee Killian a t
Hayesville, N. C.; one son, C. B
Thomas, of Stone, Ky. ; and iw*
daughters. Mrs. R. J). Jenkins <1
Clayton, N. C. and Mrs. J. F. Za eh
> (Continued on page eight)
NEWSADS READ IN ~
STATE OF IDAHO
From Boise, Idaho, comes respond
Vo the advertising carried in
Brevard News, by Glazener's, lac.
The following "postcard was receive*
by Mr. Glacener Monday:
"Dear Sir: *
I "I take The Brevard News anJ
see your advertisements. Glad yc?
are doing well.
"In regard to your 20-cent coffee,
suppose you are buying same M.
New Orleans. If importers ship fron
California, will appreciate their aft
dress. Wish to buy some if you con
sider the coffee good. Please write
me a post card when you have tim*.
I have a grocery store and wish t*
advertise like you are doing. Mov
ing to Brevard no doubt makes yoa
feel like you have returned horn*.
Wish you great success.
"Very truly yours,
r,C. E. Wilson."
501 North 8th St.,
Boise, Idaho. ?J_ii