BREVARD NORTH CAROLINA, MAY 21, 1931
OF STREAMS IN NX
Senator Bennett Is Author of
Bill Directed Against
MRS. McKEE OPPOSES
BILL MOST VIGOROUSLY
Promises To Become Warm
Battle In Already Highly J
Raleigh, May 19.? A little moun
tain trickle gives promise of becoming ?
a rushing torrent as a result of the
bill introduced in the Senate last 1
week by Senator Kelly E. Bennett, to j
prevent the pollution of streams inj
North Carolina, at the reading of
which Mrs. E. L. McKee, Senator
from Jackson, was on her feet at
once to prevent its being placed in the
calendar for immediate action.
The bill is brief, merely strikes out
of the provision in Section 1899 of
the Consolidated Statutes of North
Carolina, preventing industrial plants
from polluting streams, which ex
empts those which had been chartered
prior to May 4, 1915. The law would
with the new bill in force, prevent any i
stream pollution, regardless of the '
age of the plant or the period of its
Senator Bennett states that the
tanning plant of the Sylva Tanning.
Co. and probably to less extent the !,
plant of the Sylva Paper Board Co., |
headed by E. L. McKee, husband of I
the Senator from Jackson, located on!'
Scott's Creek, contaminates the water
of Tuckaseegee River, into which it <
empties, and which river runs1'
through Bryson City and Swain |
Most of the fish in that river have , 1
been killed as a result of the refuse ]
from these plants, and those that.1
have survived have such a taste and i
odor that they are unfit for food, Sen-n
ator Benett states. Cows and other |
stock, as far down as Bryson City, I <
will not drink the water, and, during .1
periods of low water, the odors from '
animal refuse and decaying hair is so
offensive that residents who could do
so have left the banks of the river
and summer residents have left sum
mer cottages and living places be
cause of such conditions, the Swain
Senator Bennett asked that the bill
be placed in its immediate passage
when he introduced it, but Mrs. Mc
Kee asked that it be referred to a
committee for consideration. It was
sent to the committee on Conserva
tion and Development, with Senator
Bennett's approval. Senator R. Grady
Rankin chairman and a report on the
bill is expected soon.
An interesting contest between the
two mountain Senators is expected.
GEORGE JAMES, PRO,
IN CHARGE OF CLUB
Golfers Highly Elated Over
Outlook for the Coming
George James, recently engaged by
the Brevard Country club as pro, has
the local course looking like a million
dollars, and many players who have
been making the rounds declare the
course to be in most excellent condi
tion. Mr. James was formerly con
nected with the clubs at Newark, N.
J., and with E. K. McCarthy, at Co
lumbia, S. C. He is in charge of the
course, and has had much work done
on the greens and fairways. Mrs.
James, who will arrive the latter part
of the week, will be hostess at the
Since re-organization of the club, i
with W. W. Croushorn placed at the j
head of the organization, new life has ;
been injected into the work. A new ;
>olicy that is meeting with favorable 1
^comment is attracting many more peo
ple to the course than ever before. A
charge of only fifty cents is made to
all players during the week-days, resi
dent and visitor alike, and one dollar
a day on Saturdays, Sundays and hol
idays. This new policy will, it is be
lieved, treble the number of players
on the local course.
Mr. James is giving instructions in
game, and is pronounced an effi
jut instructor "by the many who
uave been taking lessons. He also re
pairs clubs or builds sets to order.
? f It is believed that the locsl course
will prove of greater value to the
town than ever before, and is one
of the town's greatest assets in bring
ing visitors to Brevard.
W. H. SMITH VISITS HIS
BROTHERS IN BREVARD
W. H. Smith, staff sergeant in the !
United States army, division of avia
tion, is spending a few days in Bre- i
vard, visiting his brothers, John W.
Smith, Arthur Smith and Jess Smith. ;
The amy man left here 25 years ago,
^ y, and two years later joined the army,
having been in continuous service for
23 years. He has been stationed at
Langley Field, and is being transfer
^ ' red to Randolph Field, near San An
tonio, Texas, and will proceed to his
new headquarters after a few day3'
visit with relatives and friends here.
HELD IN BREVARD
Many Methodist Ministers and
Laymen Here For
Sessions of the District Confer
ence of the Methodist church in the
Asheville District began Monday
night with a powerful sermon by the
Rev. G. T. Bond, one of the outstand
ing preachers in the conference, and
pastor of the West Asheville church.
Business sessions began Tuesday
morning, and during the day Rev. S. i
T. Turrentine, president of Greens
boro College, was heard in a power
ful address. He was followed by Dr.
Paul N. Barber, professor at Duke.
At the business session the presiding
elder, Dr. D. M. Litaker spoke to the
great crowd attending the sessions.
The visitors were guests of the
Brevard Institute at a noonday lunch
eon Tuesday. The afternoon session
was devoted to hearing reports from
the pastors, and at the same time
ladies were in session, with Mrs. V.
L. Stone, of Asheville, presiding.
Mrs. H. A. Dunham of Asheville, and
Mrs. L. E. Brown, of Brevard, were
other speakers at the women's ses
Rev. J. Frank Armstrong is secre
tary of the conference, with Rev.
James G. Huggins as assistant pas
tor. -*?>' **'
At Tuesday evening's session Rev.
Walter West, of Hendersonville,
preached to a packed house, and de
livered what was declared by many
to be one of the most powerful ser
mons ever heard in Brevard.
Business sessions were resumed ;
Wednesday morning, and at noon
Wednesday the Rev. Dr. H. B.
Trimble, pastor of the Central church
if Asheville, was heard, this being
jne of the most interesting features
)f a most interesting conference. ,
Rev. J. H. West, pastor of the Bre- t
?ard Methodist church, was host to ,
;he visitors, being ably assisted by 1
members of the local church, while ;
;he citizens of the town generally lent ,
nuch aid in entertainment of the vis- ,
tors. , , , , j f
The women of the church had dec- (
>rated the building, planned the de- j
ails of the entertainment, and rend- j,
>red excellent service to the confer- ]1
>nce visitors, numbering almost two (
DAVID HOLUDAY TO i
BE APPOINTED J. P. ?
Raleigh, May 20.? Representative 1
SV. M. Henry introduced a bill in the 1
General Assembly this week to i
lame three additional justices of the i
peace in Transylvania county, Boyd t
:ownship, as follows: L. F. Lyday, A. #
E. England and D. R. Holliday. It .
was passed by the House and order
ed sent to the Senate.
BOOKS AUDITED BY j
Departing from the usual method 1
af importing auditors to' examine
books and records and file reports,
the directors of the Brevard Building J
& Loan association appointed three
Brevard business men, stockholders in |
the association, to audit the books and
make report. The auditing committee
consisted of S. R. Joines, H. L. Wilson
and Roy Long, and their report shows
the association to be in excellent con
dition and the books and records kept
in splendid manner. A reading of the
report, published on another page, dis
closes some interesting facts in con
nection with the institution.
The association has $194,600 loaned ?
out on property in the community,
most of it on the homes of the citi
zens here by which thgse citizens
were enabled to own their own homes.
Each loan is secured by deed in trust
The full-paid stock ledger shows this
department to represent more than
one hundred thousand dollars.
The auditors examined each indi
vidual account of the installment led
ger, representing $83,599.15, and
found in all of the examinations and
inspections absolute balance, stating
at the conclusion of the report that
all books were found to be in balance
and in good shape.
Jerry Jerome is secretary of the
Building & Loan association, and the
auditors gave much praise to the ef
ficient manner in which he is han
dling the affairs of the association.
BAPTIST WOMEN TO
The annual meeting of the Tran
sylvania Baptist Woman's Missionary
Union meets with Rocky Hill church,
Cedar Mountain, at 10 o'clock the
morning of May 27; "
This is usually an important and
highly social as well as re4igious gath
This year Mrs. Edna R. Harris of
Raleigh and Mrs. Morgan, district
superintendent, from Waynesville,
are expected, and the church at Cedar ]
Mountain is making preparation for
the most interesting event.
KILPATRICK AND SNELSON ARE
DROPPED FROM TOWN FORCE
Winston Ashworth was elected to
the position of street foreman at the
regular meeting of the town council
Tuesday evening, succeeding C. C.
Kilpatrick, who has long held this
place. Salary for the work was set
at $75 a month.
J. P. Deaver was elected to the
post of night watchman at a salary
of $16 a week, and the police force
as now constituted is B. H. Freeman,
chief and on duty during the day, at
a salary of $100 a month, with Mr.
Deaver on at night at $15 a week,
| and this re-organized plan effects a
saving, it is" said, of a considerable
sum in the police department. This
[action means, it is said, that Mr.
|Snelson is dropped trom the police
R. H. Morrow was selected as city
Numerous applications had been
I received by the board for the various
'positions, it is said, all of which were
'given consideration by the officials.
BREVARD TO BATTLE WITH '
Brevard will meet the strong
Weaverville aggregation here
Saturday afternoon'' at 3:30
o'clock in the first game of thfc
Western Carolina League to be
Slayed at home. The game will
s played on McLean Field. The
snappy Brevard team decisively
beat Beacon last Saturday as a
starter and it is expected that a
large crowd will witness the first
home game. Graham and Payne
will be ready for mound duty.
Weaver is sporting a first class
team this year and an interesting
game is looked forward to.
COMMERCE BODY TO
MEET THIS EVENING
Setsion To Be Marked By Ap
pointment of Various
Meeting of the Chamber of Com
nerce will be held in the court house
his Thursday evening at 8 o'clock, at
vhich time appointment of commit- 1
;ees will be read by President Jerry
ferome, and other important business
will be transacted. President Jerome
vill outline some of the activities to
sngage the attention of the Chamber
>f Commerce during the immediate
'uture, and touch upon some of the
>bjectives of a larger nature which
will take time and much work to ae
All citizens are urged to attend the j
netting, and it is requested that all
?itizens remember that a member of
he Chamber of Commerce has the '
lame voice and vote in these meetings
is that enjoyed by the board of direc
Every business firm in Brevard is
?ow a member of the Brevard Cham
>er of Commerce, and this fact alone
tssures that much success will come j
is a result of the work to be done
TURKEY CREEK REVIVAL
MEETINGS BIG SUCCESS
Revival services at Turkey Creek
3aptist church, now in progress and
\o last throughout this week, have
>een attracting large congregations,
ind much interest has been shown in
;he meetings. It is reported that 23
(onversions have been registered. The
public is invited to attend these ser
TO BE ORGANIZED
Pisgah Forest baseball team jour
neyed over to Penrose last Saturday,
and proceeded to bag a couple of vic
tories, snatching one from the Pen
rose team, to the tune of 11 to 3, and
then to finish out the day, walloped
the Oakley team on the same diamond
in the long meter of 15 to 5. Oakley
is a team from Henderson county,
down below the Mills River section.
These scores, one-sided as they are,
do not tell the tale of the interesting
games that were played. Both games
were interesting, and much good work
was done by all three teams.
These games brought into existence
a six-team league, consisting of Pis
gah Forest, Penrose, Oakley, and
three others in Henderson and Tran
sylvania counties. Full information
will be given in next week's paper as
to the formation of the league, and
the schedule of games.
PLEASE RESPOND PROMPTLY
TO STATEMENTS SENT OUT
Letters and statements to more
than six hundred subscribers were j
mailed out this week by The Bre- j
vard News, and many people have
already made response by making
payment on their subscriptions.
If you received one and have not
replied, please do so at once. The
Brevard News is gratefu to those
who replied so promptly, and will
be most grateful to all others who
make immediate rappon**. Please
read the S.O.S. statement, as that
makes it easy for every one to
render real service just now.
BREVARD BAND TO !
PLAY THIS SEASON!
Providing Nominal Sum Can!
Be Obtained for Prof.
At a meeting of the Brevard
Municipal Band Tuesday evening, the j
members of the band, all being local I
boys, expressed a willingness to play ;
again this summer season, without
pay, as they have done in past seas
ons. The only thing to be done now
is to arrange for a nominal sum to
pay Prof. F. J. Cutter, band leader |
and instructor. The professor has
never made any real charge for his I
services, having been given only a ;
nominal sum in assisting him to meet j
The l>and is accustomed to give free |
concerts twice weekly during July j
and August, and these concerts are j
most pleasing to the visitors and to [
the home people alike. Heretofore ,
the county and the town have shared !
the expenses of maintaining the J
band, but because of the tie-up of all '
public funds in the closed bank, this j
cannot be done this year, hence the ,
necessity of arranging some plan j
whereby a small sum can be raised
for Prof. Cutter.
Not only are the band members
willing to play for no pay at all, but
have expressed a willingness to stage
a minstrel in town, do all the work
themselves, and put the proceeds of
the play to the band fund for pay
ment of Prof. Cutter's salary. No
other group here has ever shown finer j
spirit of loyalty to the community
than that displayed by the members
of the Brevard Municipal Band, and
it is a foregone conclusion that the
town and community will do all pos
sible to keep the band concerts going
through this summer's season.
COUNTY LOSES 200
AUTOS IN PAST YEAR
Raleigh, May 20. ? Motor vehicles in !
North Carolina decreased from a '
grand total of 384,647 on April 1, 1
1930, to 340,838 on April 1, 1931, a
drop of 41,217, or from 338,647 auto
mobiles and 45,408 trucks to 298,623
automobiles and 42,215 trucks, the
records of Sprague , Silver, director of I
the Motor Vehicle Bureau, show. Mo- 1
torcycles dropped from 785 to 737 and i
cars of non-residents registered de- j
creased from 2,075 to 1,750. Almost ;
every county in the state lost in num
bers of automobiles and trucks.
Transylvania county had 450 auto
mobiles and 50 trucks on April 1,
1931, as compared with 650 automo
biles and 75 trucks of the year before,
Major Silver's records show.
LAST CALL FOR ACTION ON
RE-ORGANIZATION OF BANK
Only a few days remain in which to \
wind up the work necessary in re-,
organizing the Brevard Banking com- 1
pany, and re-opening the institution'
which closed last December 15. Many ;
citizens have worked hard in the task I
of procuring signatures to the agree-;
ment for re-organization. Last re- [
ports are that there are many deposi- ,
tors who have not as yet signed the
agreement. It is said that a repre-i
sentatives of the committee are in j
Raleigh this week, looking after the |
details of the plan with the corpora- 1
tion commission, while men in Bre- 1
vard are continuing their efforts to
obtain as nearly as possible the one
| hundred per cent of depositors' sig
I natures to the agreement as they can.
I It is not known what chances there
are for the bank's re-opening. The !
whole story will be told within the
next few days. The time limit is up
on the 26th of this month, which is
next Tuesday. Nothing short of a
whole-hearted spirit of co-operation,
100 per cent strong will suffice in re
organizing the bank. In fact, it is
said that some of the men most in
terested in the plan would not want
the bank to re-open without this one
hundred per cent spirit of co-opera
No one will make prediction that
the bank will re-open within ths
specified time, or that plagfccan be
perfected beween now and tl&26th.
"We're doing all that we car/'Ts the
answer that is made to questions con
cerning the possibility of completing
BELOVED WOMAN IS
CALLED !N DEATH
Passing of Mrs. H. A. Plummer
Brings Sorrow to Great
Hosts of Friends
Mrs. Henry A. Plummer, one of the
most highly respected and greatly
loved women of the community, died
early last Friday morning, after an
illness of a few days. Her death caus
ed deep regret throughout this section,
as Mrs. Plummer was one of the most
I highly respected and greatly loved
women of Brevard. Her health had
not been good for the past several
years, yet she had battled so bravely
through previous serious attacks that
the recent illness caused no alarm un
| til shortly before her death. Funeral
[services were held Saturday afternoon
at the Plummer home, and burial was
made in the Gillespie cemetery.
Mrs. Plummer was before her mar
riage Miss Frances McFaul, of Knox
ville, Tenn. She was married to Mr.
Plummer 23 years ago, and two years
later moved to Brevard where she
has been held in highest esteem thru
out the 21 years of residence here.
At an early age Mrs. Plummer joined
the Methodist church, and throughout
her lifetime was a most active and de
voted member. She was a member of
the Order of the Eastern Star, the
U. D. C., and of many clubs of the
town, always taking a keen interest
in every movement that had for its j
purpose the betterment of the com- 1
munity. Mrs. Plummer's friends were i
not found alone in the church to j
which she was so highly valued as a .
member, nor in the clubs and organi- 1
zations to which she belonged. All peo- i
pie with whom she came in contact ;
loved her, and her death brought sor- ,
row and grief to the entire commun- ,
ity. As an expression of this high es- ,
teem in which the beloved woman was i
held, great banks of flowers were
brought by grief-stricken friends and
placed upon and about the grave. Dur
ing the funeral hour all the business
houses of the town were closed out
of respect for the woman whose in
fluence had meant so much to the
The husband, H. A. Plummer, a
member of the board of county com- 1
missioned, survives, and two sons, ,
Robert and Francis, two sisters, Mrs. ,
Minnie Williams of Knoxville, and j
Mrs. John R. Bayless of Kentucky,
and one brother, Ernest D. McFaul
of Cincinnati, also survive.
Rev. J. H. West, pastor of the |
Methodist church of which the de- j
ceased was a member, and Rev. Paul (
Hartsell, of the Baptist church, and
Rev. It. L. Alexander, pastor of the
Presbyterian church, conducted the
services, which were beautiful in their j
simplicity, it being the expressed de
sire of the good woman before her
death that simple rites be performed. |
Kilpatrick & Sons had charge of the
The following acted as pall bearers:
H. L. Wilson, B. W. Trantham, R. H. ?
Morrow, Dr. Roy Long, Dr. J. F. |
Zachary and Harry H. Patton.
SCHOOL OFFICIALS |
PLAN YEAR'S WORK!
Announcement is made on another
page of the dates and places where
County Board Chairman J. M. Gallo
way and County Superintendent S. P.
Verner will meet the local committees
in the various school districts for the
purpose of making plans for next
year's school work, which begins on 1
the "first Monday in August. The pub- ]
lie is requested to give aid to the
school officials in planning for the j
coming year's work, and the counsel
and advice of all good citizens will be I
Citizens are requested to talk with
their committeemen in each of the 25
school districts, and stress the im
portance of strict co-operation in
planning for operation of the schools
in the 1931-32 sessions.
MEN'S BIBLE CLASS TO HAVE
FISH FRY THURSDAY NIGHT
Plans have been perfected for the
annual meeting of the Men's Bible
class of the" Brevard Methodist
church, which will be held in the
Pisgah National Forest Thtfrsday
night. Members will meet at the
church at 7 o'clock and go from there
to the camp in the forest. Election of
officers and other business will be
transacted, after?which a social hour
and the fish fry will be enjoyed.
! FIDDLE ONCE MORE
Announcement is made by Frank
Wilson and associates that another
Old Time Fiddlers convention will be
held at the county courthouse on Sat
urday, May 30. It will be recalled that
several such conventions were held
last year, and a Targe crowd attended
?ach one of tfc?m. Mr. Wilson states
that mnny people have asked him to
stage another event, as the people are
getting "hungry" for another old fid
An admission will be charged at the
doer, the proceeds above actual ex
penses going to the charity fund of
the town. ?
INSTITUTE TO END
YEAR'S GREAT WORK
THURSDAY, MAY 28
Large Graduating Class Will
Hear Rev. R. L. Holyard,
of Columbia, In Address
BY DR. KIRK NEXT SUNDAY
! Opening Event To Be Held In
| Brevard Methodist Church
? Much Interest
The thirty-sixth annual commence
ment exercises of Brevard Institute
I will begin on next Sunday. May 24,
j\vith the annual commencement ser
mon in the Brevard Methodist church,
|at 11 a. m. Rev. E. L. Kirk, pastor
of Calvary church, High Point, N*. C.,
will preach on this occasion.
The further exercises of the week
will be as follows:
On Tuesday evening, the music de
partment will have its recital in San
^ngelo Chapel. This department, un
?der the direction of Miss Julia Mer
jritt, has done earnest work through
out the year, and will make a credit
able showing in their recital. On Wed
nesday evening the contests in recita
ition and declamation will be held
among the girls and boys respective
ly, these contests being an annual fea
ture of our commencements, the win
ner of each bearing off the medal
trophy for the year in that art.
Thursday evening Rev. R. L. Hol
royd of Main Street church, Columbia,
S. C., will address the graduating
class. The class this year consists of
28 high school graduates, while in the
commercial department four will re
ceive diplomas, and five certificates.
The certificates indicate completion of
any of the commercial branches, while
the diploma is awarded only upon
completion of the entire course. At
this time also, in addition to the di
plomas, the various medals and prizes
for the year will be awarded. In this
list are included the Ralph H. Zaeh
ary medal in mathematics, the R. Y.
Neal and Mabel Jetton medals in
declamation and recitation, the Ki
wanis medal for scholarship, and priz
es in housekeeping for both boys and
girla, for special merit in the keeping
of their rooms during the year.
Messrs. Kirk and Holroyd, the prin
cipal speakers of the commencement
occasion this year, are both well
known and loved by Brevard Insti
tute students and faculty. They are
the men who have so ably assisted
us in our revival meetings the past
The list of graduates follows :
High School Graduatr*
Jarman Becton, route 5, Kinston,
Brown Bowie, Nimmons, S. C.
George F. Bowie, Jr., Nimmons,
( Continued on back pat jeq
FILLS TWO HOUSES
Local Talent Play Proves To
Be Most Successful
"The College Flapper," presented
by local talent last Thursday and Fri
day evenings, was one of the mos.
thoroughly enjoyed events ever wit
nessed in Brevard. The Woman's
Bureau, Brevard's greatest civic
force, sponsored the play, and the
men, women and children of the town
took parts and played their parts like
veterans of the stage. It would be
useless to try to make personal men
tion of those who played so well the
parts assigned them, for to do so it
would require the mentioning of cach
and every one who took part.
Thursday night, the first presenta
tion, a packed house greeted the
rplayers, and on the second night a
j house well filled witnessed the pre
sentation. This is the first time in
Brevard's history, so far as can be
learned, that a play haa been present
led two nights in succession, and the
fact that a good crowd witnessed the
'second performance is evidence of the
ability of the players to put across
the play in fine style.
It has often been remarked that
there is more good local talent in this
.community than can be found in any
| community of similar size, and the
presentation of "The College Flap
per" proved this to be true. The Wo
man's Bureau will use the money
made by the play in carrying or the
bureau's fine work for this commun
OPENING OF BLUE MOON IS
ANNOUNCED FOR SATURDAY
! Mrs. R. S. Pearce and daughters an
i nounce the opening of The Blue Moon
Waffle and Sandwich Sllbp, business
to begin Saturday morning, in the
new location, the 0. L. Erwin build
ling. Mrs. Pearce and her daughters
are well known in Brevard, and their
return to the community after a win
ter in Florida is a most welcome event
of the new season. ' Mrs. Pearce has
taken the Jordan house again for the
summer, and are moving into their
summer place this week.