BREVARD, NORTH CAROLINA, JULY 30, 1931
* MONDAY FOR TRIAL
OF THE BANK CASES
Removal to Another County or
Jury from Another County,
May Be Asked
MEN PROMINENT IN .
COUNTY TO GO ON TRIAL
Line-up of Legal Staff Gives
Evidence of Stiff Legal
Battle In the Court
Judge Hoyle Sink, of Lexington, j
will convene Superior court in Bre- j
vard next Monday morning. This is
the regular August term, always j
heretofore devoted to the trial of civil i
eases, but was changed to a mixed ?
term by Governor Gardner upon for
mal request made to him by the
county commissioners. The change '
from that of a civil term to a mixed
term was made, it is said, for the
purpose of hearing criminal charges ?
preferred against many defendants in 1
cases growing out of the closing of
the Brevard Banking "company here
on the 15th day of December, 1930.
It is understood that the criminal
cases will be tried during the first
week of court, or next week. A jury
has already been drawn for service, 1
the jury commission having drawn
the jury some time ago. It is intim-,'
ated in some quarters that request
will be made in some of the cases to
have a jury from another county, or ;
ask for removal of these cases in
question to another county,
Many of the county's mopt out
standing citizens are to be tried, ,
among them being T. H. Shipman, ;
president of the Brevard Banking f
company; Jos. S. Silversteen; T. K. ;
Patton, Jr., sheriff and tax collector j
of Transylvania county; Ralph R. l
Fisher, former county attorney; J. H. j
Pickelsimer, C. R. McNeely, W. L. i
Talley, S. R. .Owen and A. M. White, j
all members of the baord of county '
commissioners from 1928 to 1930. i
Mr. Shipman will be tried on one 1
charge of misappropriation of funds
while president of the bank, and in j
another case is charged with con- ; j
spiracy with former county officials j
to place county funds in the bank for <
the bank's use and to the hurt of the i
county. Mr. Silversteen and Messrs. )
Fisher, Pickelsimer, White, Talley, 1
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SHEPHERD KILLED !:
BY FALLING STONEji
Wayne Shepherd, 37 years of age, :
was killed in a peculiar accident
while working on the highway in
Pisgah National Forest Monday aft- ,
ernoon. The road force was engaged ?
in blasting projecting rocks in the;,
plan to widen the roadway, and Mr. I,
Shepherd was standing on top of a \
large rock clearing away the brush
preparatory to drilling and blasting
the rock. The large stone gave way I;
and dropped to the roadbed, some!;
twelve feet below, carrying Mr. Shop- j '
herd with it. A smaller stone which ?! |
had become loose when the larger j,
rock gave way, rolled down the em- '
bankment, and as the workman fell '
from the large rock this smaller one 1
struck him, crushing his head, caus- 1
ing almost instant death.
The body was taken Wednesday
morning to Alexander, in Buncombe
county, for burial, the deceased being
a native of that section and a grand- j
son of the late Henry Shepherd, for
a generation one of the biggest land
owners and farmers of Western
North Carolina. Short services were
conducted by the Woodmen of the
World, of which the deceased was a
loyal member, prior to leaving for the
Shepherd burying ground in Bun
combe. A large number of Transyl
vania county friends, including many
of the Woodmen, accompanied the
body and the family to Alexander.
Surviving are the widow and five
children, ranging in age from 14, the
eldest, to a babe less than a year old.
The children are James, William,1
Richard, Mattie and the baby.
STATE SOON TO BE
IN BUILDING GAME
And Will Take Over Outstand
ing School Bonds, Say s
Raleigh, July 29 ? North Carolina,
at the present rate, will soon be build
ing all school houses apd will even
take over outstanding school build
ing bonds, J. W. Noell predicted in
his presidential address to the N. C.
Press Association at Morehead City
last week. Chairman E. B. Jeffress,
of the Highway Commission, said all
county roads will be distinctively
marked and called upon civic bodies
and the press to promote highway
The fight made by J. L. Home, Jr.,
.Rocky Mount, as legislative commit
tee chairman during the recent ses
sion, resulted in his election to the
presidency of the association. Isaac
S. London, Rockingham, was elected
vice-president; Miss Beatrice <Cobb,
Morganton, was re-elected secretary
treasurer, for the 11th time, and B.
Arp Lowrance, Charlotte, was re
elected historian. In addition to Mr.
Noell, who automatically becomes a
member, the executive committee
members elected are John A. Park,
Raleigh; W. C. Dowd, Jr., Charlotte;
D. Hiden Ramsey, Asheville; Herbert
Peele, Elizabeth City.
Death came suddenly to William !
Brown last Monday morning at 11
a'clock, as he sat on his jjorch in <
Brevard Park. Known to people <
throughout the county as "Billy" <?
Brown, the 70-year-old man was ex- 1
tremelv popular and highly esteemed 1
iy every one. In his younger days t
Mr. Brown was a printer, serving <
nany years with the late Editor f
Miner in publication of The Sylvan r
Valley News, forerunner of The Bre- i
,ard News. In later years Mr. Brown f
lad worked at the painters trade. ?!
Funeral services were held at the ?
residence Tuesday afternoon with J
Rev. R. L. Alexander, pastor of the i N
Presbyterian church to which the!*
leceased belonged, conducted the t
?ites. Burial was made in the Gil- '
espie cemetery. ! J
Five sons and five daughters sur-le
live, as follows: Tell, John, Austin, jj
Herman and Leonard; Mrs. Charles,'*
Scruggs, Mrs. Jess Scruggs, Mrs. !
loseph Currie, Mrs. Tillman Meece [
inii Miss Thelma Brown. jc
CHARLEY DUNN IS jj
NOW IN NEW WORK:;
Charles S. Dunn, for the past four i
/ears senior forest ranger in the |
Pisgah National Forest, left this week
:o take up his duties in the Great
Smoky Mountain National Park, to
ivhieh he has been transferred. Mr.
Dunn has been in the Department of
Agriculture for the past eighteen
years, during which time he has been ;
engaged in supervising the develop
ment work in national lands. His new j
ivork is under the Department of In- '
terior, but his work will continue in i
the development field. Mr. Dunn's ]
family is at Erwin, Tenn., visiting (
Mrs. Dunn's mother. They will re
side at Maryville, headquarters for ;
the Great Smoky Mountain Park 1
W. P. Duncan is transferred from ,
the Cherokee National Forest to
Pisgah Forest, succeeding Mr. Dunn. '
WOMM'SBUREAU TO I
PLAN FLOWER SHOW
August meeting of the Woman's
Bureau will be held Monday after- (
noon at 3:30 o'clock at the Chamber
of Commerce rooms. Final plans for
the flower show will be made, and it ,
is urged that all members be present
to assist in the preparations for this
annual event, which will be held Aug
We are sending out several sample copies of The Brevard
^ News this week, and when you receive this copy please accept
it as an invitation to become a subscriber to the paper. In ad
dition to the regular news features, editorials, state news,
county news and county correspondence, there are develop
ments just now beginning that you will want to read. One dol
lar will bring The Brevard News to you from now until Febru
ary first, next year. You will want next week's paper, on
account of court beginning next Monday, so get your name and
address in early. 1
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MANY OLD FIDDLERS TO FIDDLE
FREELY FOR FAIR FOLKS FRIDA I
"Tell the folks of the town and
county, and the visitors, too, that if
the band cannot make music for the
community, there is one group able,
willing and ready to perform," said
Messrs Wallace Galloway and Frank
Wilson, fiddlers from Fiddlersville.
"Tell the good people that the old
fiddlers of the county will be on the
court house lawn this Friday evening
soon after suppertime, with their fid
dles and their banjoes and their
guitars, to play and to sing as did the
fathers of old when brass bands were
not known and pipe organs were still
a pipe dream."
So the day is jet, the die is cast,
the bows have b?en rosined and the
fiddles tuned, and the first free fid
dlers concert of the 1931 season will
be given this Friday night on the
court house lawn, where the band al
ways played. Messrs. Galloway and
Wilson want all fiddlers and banjo
pickers and guitar players who will
take part in these community con- 1
cert? to bring their instruments Fri
day night and cut loose. Tbey ask all
boarding house keepers and hotel
proprietors to tell their guests about
the affair, and invite them to attend.
' They want all the citizens to pack
their troubles in the old kitbag. and i
come along to town Friday night of j
this week, and hear the tunes that j
made the welkin ring in the good old
days of yore, when the old man was
a young cut-up, courting his first
sweetheart and chewing his first
It was first decided to have the op
ening concert on this Thursday night,
.but was postponed to Friday night on
| account of the Oxford Orphanage
| Singing class coming to town Thurs
j It is a big thing that the men of
I the town and county have offered to
do for Brevard, this voluntary offer
I to provide the finest kind of enter
tainment, free of all charge, for the
summer visitors and homefolks. j
Here's hoping that a big crowd will |
be on hand to hear these men who j
know their music perform on the in- 1
struments that they make talk in a j
language as old as the hills, yet ever j
new and inspiring.
Oxford Singing Class Coming To
Brevard High Auditorium Tonight
Everybody to the High School
Auditorium this Thursday evening at
The Singing Class from the Oxford
Drphanage will be there, and a splen
lid recital is to be given. In the
:lass there are ten girls and four
>oys, accompanied by the superin
;endent and one teacher. The four
een children are well trained
Irilled in the performance to be of
fered, but that, excellent as it is, is
lot the main attraction. It is not so
nuch what these fourteen boys and
tirls say, recite or sing, nor is it the
nanner of their doing it. The strong
tppeal is in the fourteen boys and
,rirls themselves, and the institution
vhich they represent. You will see
hem there tonight, these boys and
;irls, and as you look upon them just
;eep in mind the fact that a few
?ears ago each of these little ones
experienced a great loss. In the case
>f each one of them Daddy died some
ime ago, or Mother was taken from
hem. In some instances it was both.
Down at Oxford, where the Masons
>f North Carolina maintain and sup
>ort and operate the Oxford Orphan
ige, these children and many others
ire being trained and educated and
itted for life. Every cent of the
noney taken in at this concert and at
ill the other concerts over the state,
to to the fund supporting the institu
GREAT THRONG AT !
Walter Raxter, outstanding citizen
n this county for seventy years,
lied last Thursday, at the Raxter
ionic near Dunn's Ruck, and burial
,vas made Friday at the See-Off
Mountfi'n Baptist church where the
ieccased had worshipped for many
(?ears, although being a member of
;hc Methodist church. Services were
:onducted by the Rev. Rogers, of
Fletchers, and a great crowd gather
;d on the mountain to pay last trib
ute to a real friend. Mr. Raxter had
jpent much of his life on See-Off,
>ut several years ago came down into
the valley and builded his home at
the edge of the mountain. I
Many older citizens who have j
known Mr. Raxter for three-quarters j
jf a century have paid many beauti- ;
ful tributes to their departed friend,
declaring that his life here has been j
a benediction to thousands of people J
who have benefitted through his con
stant friendly and neighborly acts. |
Surviving are the widow and eight
children: Mrs. Leota Lance, Mrs.|
Armilda Lance, Hewitt Raxter, El- 1
zie Raxter, Mrs. Floy Neill, Mrs.
Ella Lee Crompton, Mrs. Jesse
Reece, Mrs. Hettie Cantrell.
JUNIORS TO HAVE BIG
Meeting night for Transylvania
Council, Junior Order, has been
changed from Thursday night to
Saturday, beginning this week.
There will be no meeting this
Thursday night, but the regular
meeting will be held * this Saturday
And listen: There will be a water
melon feast at the meeting this Sat
urday night, and all members are ex
pected to be on hand and enjoy the
meeting and the watermelon feast.
The Junior Order used to meet
regularly on Saturday nights, and
records show that larger crowds at
tended. Many members of the Junior
Order live in the country, and it is
hard for them to come to town any
nigkt in the week except Saturday
tion. There are no expenses attach
ed their coming here. The children
are cared for in the homes of mem
bers of Dunn's Rock Masonic Lodge.
The proceeds are clear.
Isn't it good that God has spared j
your life, so that you can still be with i
your little children? What a privil- 1
ege, then, to be able to do something j
as an expression of gratitude? Buy r
a ticket, or several tickets, to the con
cert. If you cannot attend, buy the '
tickets, anyway. Members of the i
? lodge are selling them, and the ladies ?
of the Eastern Star are working hard
to sell as many tickets as possible. '
There are comparatively few chil- 1
dren in the Oxford Orphanage com 1
! ing from homes of Masons. Some peo- 1
pie are under the impression that the 1
Oxford Orphanage is for the chil- *
: dren of deceased Masons only. This *
is not the fact. Any child, left an <
j orphan, is taken as there is room!
.available. More than ? three-fourths ;<
of the children in the Oxford institu-h
tion are from non-Masonic homes. i ;
I Tickets have been reduced this year. I
For adults the price is 35 cents, and'
15 cents for children. Bring your j
own children and attend the concert. '
You will enjoy it, and feel all the bet- 1
ter for having contributed your pres- J 1
enee and your admission fee to the,1
great work of caring to that extent j 1
for those children whose fathers and j 1
mothers have been called away.
CHERRYFIELD IS NO
MORE AS STATION!
Cherryfield station is 110 more, its I
oemise, dismissal, disruption, disin- L
tegration. dissolution debarmei t, dis-ji
barment, doublo-distilled death hav- p
ing been pronounced by one Doctor j j
Cooper, of the Southern Railway !(
company, Asheville, North Carolina, ij
in consultation with the faculty mem- !
bres' of the Corporation Commission,
Raleigh, in the same said and afore
said state, E Pluribus Unum, U. S.
A., stripping the county to its B. V.
D., insofar as R. R. stations are con
Which is to say, that Cherryfield
station is discontinued, as of August
the once, according to a notice posted
on the station door, and according to
the station agent, J. L. Waldrop. Mr.
Waldrop has also been serving as
postmaster at Cherryfield, but an
nounces his resignation has gone in
!to the postal authorities at Washing
jton. Mr. Waldrop has be.en depot
j agent and postmaster at Cherryfield
Ifor the past eighteen years, and be
fore his time Mrs. ReDecca Glazen
er, his grandmother, was postmistress
for the forty years.
Doing away with the railroad sta
tion at Cherryfield now leaves but
few stations or depots in the county,
these being Penrose, Pisgah Forest,
Brevard, Rosman and Toxaway.
"I WANTS TO KNOW
WHAT MY NAME IS"!
"Cap'n, please sir, take me to No.
.... Gaston street, and let me find
out who I is. Dey kin tell me dar
who I is, an' I don't, know who I is,
an I wanna fine out who I is, sho
? enuff, Boss, I do."
Night Policeman Jimmie Deaver
had found a colored man in an alley
(between the Houston Furniture Store
;back of the News Arcade building.
The fellow was all down and out,
soaked, sot, and all but frothing at
the mouth. Policeman Deaver listen
ed to the man's plea to be taken to
Gaston street, and took him there ?
.almost. He took him to the jail house,
! where Gaston street is in plain view
from an upstairs eastern window.
TO MEET IN AUGUST
State Convention To Be Held
In Asheville 11 to 13 ?
Raleigh, July 29 ? The State asso
ciation of county commissioners and
cour.ty auditors meets at Asheville,
August 11-13, the opening evening
session being devoted to welcome and
responses, the report of J. L. Skinner,
secretary-treasurer, and the naming
President A. E. Cline, Cleveland
county, delivers his address Wednes
day morning, followed by F. P.
Spruill, member of the State Board
of Equalization, on "North Carolina
School System in 1931"; E. B. Jeff
ress, chairman, on "The New High
way Commission", and a round table
discussion on "County Problems", led
by Charles M. Johnson, director of
Local Government. The afternoon will
be devoted to recreation and sight
Thursday morning Director A. S.
Brower, of Purchase and Contract, j
will speak on "State Purchase and .
Contract in North Carolina", to be
followed by Senator Cam Morrison on
"Modern Government". The business 1
will end with committee reports, elec
tion of officers and selecting a next
The auditors meet Wednesday eve
ning, hear from President J. A. Or
rell, New Hanover, and Secretary
Willis Booth, Guilford, and hold a
round table discussion, elect officers
CAUSE OF SORROW
James A. Breedlove, aged 64, died
last Wednesday afternoon, at his c
home at Lake Toxaway, after a lin- J
jering illness that had caused much I
suffering during the past four years.
Funeral services were held Thurs- e
lay afternoon at the Toxaway Bap- J
:ist church, with Rev. J. P. Mason J
ind Rev. S. B. McCall conducting the (
rites. Six young men of the? com- I A
nijnity. selected by the deceased be- !
'ore his death, acted as pallbearers. '3
ind Kilpatrick & Sor.s had charge of J
:he funeral arrangements. |I
Surviving are the widow and five j |
children, as follows: Mrs. Ira Gallo- i
,vay, of Brevard ; Ward Breedlove. of f
Selica, and Carl, Fred and Jess, of j
Mr. Breedlove was one of the best i
inown men of the county, and had ;j
losts of friends. Ke was a member of r
ihe Baptist church, and took great ,]
sride in its growth and accomplish- js
?nents. He was a neighbor to all peo- j
ale, generous, considerate and sym-'t
pathetic, and that his passing caus- j
>d sorrow was evidenced by the large
:rowd attending the funeral services.
262 RADIO SETS IN <
THIS COUNTY NOW 1
Raleigh, July 29 ? Transylvania
:onnty has 262 radio receiving sets
Jr 12.5 per cent of uhe families in ,
this county had radios in 1930, as ,
?ompared with 11.2 per cent of the
r2,329 families in North Carolina *
awning radios, according to figures*'
announced by the Census Bureau.,
which found that the average family
in this State was five in 1921. but de- 1
:reased to 4.9 persons in 1930. 1
Mecklenburg county has more than .
Dne radio to every four families, or J
28 per cent of the families own one.
Charlotte radios numbered about one
to each three families. Alleghany had :
less than one radio to each fifty '
BREVARD LOST TO !
SAYLES TEAM 7-5 1
Before a handful of faithful fans J
who turned out to the "Booster Day"
game that didn't boost, last Saturday j
afternon, the Brevard ball team lost f1
to Sayles in a seven inning affair by i !
the score of seven-five. 1
With Beacon losing to Weaver- !
ville, Brevard still manages to be t
tied for top placeiwith the count of |
five wins and four reyerses. Enka is |
next scheduled, for Saturday's' game I
at th? Rayon City. I'
NAME TEACHERS IN
CITY SCHOOLS FOR
THE 1931-32 TERM
Seven Old Teachers Dropped
and Four New Ones
Added to List
SELICA SCHOOL ADDED
TO BREVARD GROUP
Local Board Subject of Criti
cism by Friends of Some
Who Were Dropped
Seven teachers employed in the
Brevard schools last year were drop
ped by the local school committee in
election announced last Thursday,
and four new ones were added, mak
ing a net decrease in the teaching
force cf three members. With this
decreased number of teachers, one
school was added to the Brevard
schools in the state's consolidation
plan. Selica school was abolished, and
the students in that district ordered
added to the Brevard schools.
Those teaching last year and not
re-employed for this year's work are
as follows: Miss Gladys English,
Miss Elizabeth Raniseur, Mrs. E. W.
Blythe, Miss Anne Lewis, Miss Lois
Wike, Miss Lucile Wike, and Mrs.
The new ones added arc Miss
Nancy Macfie, Miss Ruth Waters,
Mrs. T. E. Reid, and Mrs. S. P. Ver
ier. Mrs. Reid and Mrs. Verner have
>een teaching in the county hereto
fore, but no tin the Brevard schools.
In the high school the new staff
vill be as follows, providing all who
lave beon selected accept the places:
rlinton McLeod, C. E. Wike, Miss Ju
tnita Puett, Miss Sarah Keels. Miss
Wary Frances Biggers, Mi;-. W. P.
(imzey, Miss Janie Strickland, Ern
ist Wilson, Miss Jessie G o, Miss
sherrill Bromfield, J. A. Glazener,
Hiss Nancy Macfie.
In the Grammar School the scleet
?d staff will be: J. E. Rufty. Miss
Myrtle Barnett, Miss Garni-! Lyday.
diss Agnes Clayton. Miss .Ji-sphine
Clayton, Miss Eva Call. M: Ruth
Vaters, Mrs: T. E. R-id.
In the Primary school thcr vill be:
ilrs. F. P. Sledge, Miss Willi< Aiken,
tfiss Bertie Ballard, Miss Geneva
seill, Mrs. J. E. Rufty : .' ' Mrs. S.
Prof. Alvin Moore will tvr.r'i piano
or all grades.
Of the above teachers. s?'\ >n are
itizens of other sections.
Friends of Miss Ruth W?t -s and
>Iiss Nancy Macfie. two of Brevard's
nost popular young ladies, were de
ighted with announcement >?!" their
election. Change of Mrs. Verne* and
>1 rs. Reid from the county schrals to
he Brevard work is likov. : e pleas
ng t.) their many friend:;.
Loss of the Misses Wike. will be
( Continued on buck /k iyc)
5ELICA CITZENS TO
Next Monday will be a "jam-up"'
Wsy day for the people in official
ife in Brevard. The county commis
sioners will meet in reguia- ninthly
iession, and the school bo:i ?! w"!
Iso hold its regular session. An in
:eresting feature of the school board
will be appearance of a delegation of
:itizens from Selica section, it is said,
vho will appear before the school
luthorities and protest consolidation
)f their school with Brevard.
Under recent order of the state
school authorities, Selica school was
>rdered abolished and the students of
hat community entered in the Bre
rard schools. Citizens of Selica as
sert that it will be impossible for
many of the children to attend the
Brevard school, on account of the
tender age of many of the children
Hid the distance that will have to be
walked to reach the school bus.
It is said that there is nothing that
the local board can do about the mat
ter, other than to make recommenda
tions to Raleigh. It is pointed out
that it* is one of the problems to be
solved in the change being mad?' from
county to state supervision of schools.
In addition to the two boards in
regular session, Judge Hoyle Sink
will open Superior court for a two
weeks' session, during which time
many cases involving the county's
outstanding citizens will be tried.
To the Subscribers:
Last week The Brevard News mailed statements to several
hundred subscribers whose time is out. Many of those to whom
statements were mailed have replied by either sending in the
money for their paper, or asking us to keep on sending the
paper and promising to pay later. Many have not replied at all.
Those of you who want the paper sent on will please send in
your payment at once. If you received a statement last week,
and we do not hear from you, we shall take it that you do not
want the paper any longer, and will, therefore, remove your
name from the list before next week's paper is mailed out. We
shall thank you to give prompt attention to this matter. You do
not have to pay all that you owe, if it is not convenient. A
quarter, half dollar, dollar, or whatever you desire to send in,
will be credited to your account and the paper sent on to you.
But it is absolutely necessary that we hear from each one to
whom statements were mailed.