BREVARD, NORTH CAROLINA, NOVEMBER 19, 1931
INCLUDED IN LIST OF
NEW BANK OWNERS
Final Details Worked Out and
Institution Will Soon Be
NEARLY ALL STOCK IS
OWNED BY LOCAL MEN
Dick Jennings is Interested ?
Other Bankers Have Stock
In Local Institution
Slight delay in completing plans
for opening, of the new bank in Bre- jv
vard was experienced the first of the i
week, and it may be that formal '
opening will be observed Saturday
or Monday next. However, final de
tails have been worked out, and ev
erything is in readiness now foe op- 1 F
ening the institution, to be known as I i:
the Transylvania Trust company. It I r
is believed, leaders in the movement . s
say, that the building formerly occu- |t
pied by the Brevard Banking com- i c
cany will be the home of the new . v
bank. It is recognized as one of the n
most completely equipped small town ;
bank buildings in the state. jtl
List of stockholders in the new . s
bank discloses the following names:
R. W. Everett, C. R. McNeely, J. S.
Silversteen, E. H. Jennings Bros,
company of Pittsburgh, A. M. White
hurst of Marshall, Judson McCrary,
W. W. Croushorn, S. R. Joines, R. E.
McCall, F. D. Clement, R. L. Nichol
son, H. A. Plummer, H. R. Kelly of !
Hendersonville, J. H. Pickelsimer, C. j P
W. Pickelsimer, J. B. Pickelsimer,
Brownlow Jackson of Hendersonville,
Ira McCall, Dr. Roy Long, J. C.
Scruggs, Jerry Jerome, T. P. Ward,
Carl McCrary, H. L. Wilson, B. P.
Scruggs, T. C. Whitmire, W. W.
Brittain. J A. Simpson, W. E.
Breese, W. L. Couch, A. H. Houston.
All of the above named are Tran- 1
sylvania: county men except Messrs. . r
Jennings, Whitehurst, Jackson andij
Kelly. The Jennings referred to is the^*
company headed ?// Dick. Jennings, ,
owner of Lake Toxaway. Mr. White- J
hurst is president of the bank in ,
.Marshall. Mr. Kelly is president of |
the State Trust at Hendersonville, ; C
and Mr. Jackson is United States ;
The new bank will have a capital
stock of $'25,000 with $5,000 surplus, i
Leading business men here are confi- |
dent that establishment of the bank ( R
will just about solve local problems, j g
and that business will be greatly in- 1 1
creased here. 'ir
RITES HELD FRIDAY
Brevard Business Houses Clos-j^
ed During Services ? Flag jt
Flies at Half Mast b;
All business houses in Brevard
were closed from 3 to 4 o'clock last j
Friday afternoon, while funeral ser-jR
vices were being conducted for the '
Rev. I)r. Chalmers D. Chapman, who
died Wednesday morning.
The services were held in St. Phil- j f*
ip's Episcopal churhch, where the
deceased had held the rectorship for
20 years prior to his retirement 15
years ago. Te flag on New York Uni- .
versity, where Dr. Chapman gradu- 1
ated in 1869, was at half-mast during i
the day, out of respect to the mem- j
ory of the Brevard minister. '
The Rt. Rev. Junius M. Horner, i
bishop of the diocese of Western
North Carolina, was in charge of the '
services, assisted by the Rev. Harry r
Perry, present rector of St. Philips; "
the Rev. John Seigle, of Charleston, .
former rector of the Brevard church, 11
and the Rev. H. Cary-Elwes, rector "
of the Episcopal church in Saluda. n
From 12 to 2 o'clock the body lay n
in state within the chancel of the c
, ^Virch. A guard of honor, consisting
VJV S. M. Macfie, O. L. Erwin, T. H.
^tiipman, and James F. Barrett,
stood by the bier.
Pallbearers we're: A. H. Kizer,
William Wallace, J. S. Silversteen, j ?
F. E. B. Jenkins, W. E. Breese and'
Henry N. Carrier.
SANTA CLAUS SAYS k
HE'S COMING SOON;!
l / |e
y Hey, Children, Santa Claus says: e
"Howdy, Little Folks. I was glad.fc
to get your letters that you sent i f
through the office of The Brevard t
I S*'ws. I shall file these letters, and | f
J yTf upon your advice when I come it
Awn there to Brevard during the 'c
' ['fitter part of next month. Say, did j
you know that ft is just a month J
from now until I come to see you, j
bless your hearts."
And there you are, young people, j
If you haven't" sent in your letter to']
The Brevard News to be forwarded js
on t. Santa Clans, then there is no|j
r^mie to lose. Better mail it in now, j
Bift we can send it on to the Old Man. i
Just address your letters to Santa
Claus, care of The Brevard News, i
and it will be sent direct from here to i
headquarters. . f
WOJjlEN OF CITY MAY I
Need for Institution Is Great ?
Will Affect the Tourist
Since closing of the Transylvania I
hospital several weeks ago, when j
Jr. and Mrs. G. B. Lynch retired I
rom active management of the insti- 1
ution, movement has oeen started
imong certain ladies of the town to
issume control and ope: a the hos
tital. While no .definite statement
las been made by those interested, it
s learned, however, that there is
irobability of opening the hospital
rithin the next few weeks.
Operation of a hospital in Brevard
s recognized as being most esstntiai
0 the community welfare. This ap
ilies, it is pointed out, to both regu
ar citizenship and the summer peo
ile. Leaders of the community real
se the drawback to the tourist busi- |
less that would result should the j
eason open with no hospital facili- J
ies here. Summer tourists and
ampers alike demand operation of a j
.?ell regulated hospital in the com- !
Some people who are interested in
he movement have pointed to the
uccessf^il operation of the Patton
tentorial hospital in Hendersonville,
rhich is operated by ladies of that
ity. Such an institution here, it is
elieved, would prove most success- '
ill. Under these plans, all physicians ?
1 the county would be members of j
ie staff, with each enjoying the |
ight and privilege of taking their .1
atients to the hospital. j
It has "been suggested that county j
nd town officials be called upon to i
lake donations to the hospital in j
ims that would equal the taxes i
gainst the property each year, pro- 1
iding plans are adopted for opera- 1
on of the institution by the women !
f the community. j
iED CROSS WORK IS j
loes Over the Top With a"
Whoop ? More Members j
Than Last Year
Kev. Harry Perry, chairman of the j
eci Cross Roll Call drive which be- !
an here Armistice day, November |'
1, and will close before Thanksgiv- ; ?
tg, announced Wednesday that then
orkers canvassing the town andj,
)unty have already secured more ; ]
embers for the Red Cross, than j
ere made in the full time given I (
st year. )
Mr. Perry said that the Kiwanis (
lub which lias charge of canvassing |
le business section of town is doing , (
ilendid work, with the list of new ^
embers increasing rapidly each day. j (
wo concerns of Brevard are listed jj
V the Kiwanis club committee as :
;ing one hundred per cent, that is '
rms employing several people ? j '
ley are: Houston Furniture com-j1
any with seven .members listed, and i ?
}e Ministerial Association with four;;
lembers. In this latter group also,;1
hould be counted the late Dr. Chap-;1
lan, who had laid aside his dollar j
>r this specific purpose.
Mr. Perry appointed committee ;
hairmen in the three federated clubs j
f Brevard and the Wor^n's Bureau |
) lead the drive in th u|
?ctions as follows:
Mathatasian Club, Hamld
Norwood ; Woman's B' -au. Mrs 0.
,. Erwin; Fortnightlv Olub, Mrs. J.
. Nicholson; Wednesday Book Club,
Irs. A. H. Harris. These ladies have
:;mmenced their drive and are hav
ig very successful results.
Mr. Perry also appointed chairmen
i various sections the c< unty to ?
:ad the Red Cross drive. The chair
len selected were to chons- a com
littee to aid them in the \v< k. These
Mrs. C. J. Eldridge and Mrs. Jor
an Whitmire were chosen from
tosman; Walter McNeel. and Mrs.
Itewart Gillespie, Lak. Toxaway;
"rank Woodfin, Penros ; .Mrs. E. H.
lackey, Little River: .Miss Annie .
iash and E. I' McCoy. F'isgah For
st; S. P. Verner, Connestee; P. T.
Vatson, Cedar Mountain
A. H. Ki/.er, chairman of the
bounty Welfart l-urd announced
Wednesday that the Board planned
o complete the Red Cross Drive be- 1
ore any othev measures for relief in |
he county are started. It is expect- j
d that the Re, I Cross Drive will
nd this week. Mr. Kizer said that he j
xpected a meeting of the board to'
le called Monday night to make j
ilans for 'he relief work. At that |
ime the othei -hairmen of the Wei
are Board will begin to appoint
heir commii'ees for work in the
MARSHALL HIGH COMES
TO MEET THE INSTITUTE
The Brevard Institute Green
flashes ? ill moot the Marshall high
ichool eleven on the Brevard High
ichool field here today at 3:30 o'clock,
>aeh Tony Trantham announced
Reports have' it that two teams
ire evenly matched and that the tilt
vill be m interesting and close
r CHARLE? P. COLLTSSON *
Form editor of the Minne.
npolis Tribune and authority on
agricultural conditions in the
Northwest. As a lecturer and
writer he is telling the country
how the so-called Minnesota
plan increased farm revenue#
nearly 9700,000,000 in seve^ '
NOTICE TO ADVERTISERS |
AND ALL CORRESPONDENTS |
Thanksgiving conies on Thurs- . I
day of next week. There will be '
no delivery of mail on that date, 1
so The Brevard News will he is
sued Tuesday night instead of '
Wednesday night. This will pee- ,
cessitate the filing of all copy,
either news err advertising, not
later than Monday evening. All ,
county correspondents are urged
to get their copy in eith-er Satur
day, Sunday or Monday. Those i:
having news items will please j
get them into the office, or tele
phone this office, not later than
Monday evening, at 6 o'clock The I
paper will go out in Wednes- ;
day's mail, being printed Tues
day night. Thank you.
LIGHT TRAFFIC NOW j
After being closed for nearly one
nonth, the Brevard-Greenville high
way was opened for light traffic as j
far as the North Carolina state line, ;
Tuesday, Chief Engineer Howard an- 1
lounced Wednesday The final coat I
las been applied and the road is in
splendid condition for travel. Heavy
rucks with loads are not allowed, to
ise the road yet.
South Carolina highway authori- ;
;ies announced Tuesday that they
.vould have t'.eir stretch from the I
state line into Greenville completed
ay the Fifth of December.
Brevard citizens -have long been
looking forward to the day when the '
road would be opened into Greenville, j
since it offers very beautiful scenery !
?nd cuts the distance from Brevard |
to the South Carolina city very :
PROGRAM FOR WNC
Julian Glazener Reports Keen
Interest Among Citizens
of This County
LEADERS OF NORTHWEST
SPEAKERS AT MEETING
Ten Business Men Have Vol-1
unteered to Take Cars
and Attend Meet
Launching a campaign in Western
North Carolina for better farming
methods, marketing plans, stock
raising, and general improvement on
the farm, The Asheville Citizen
Times has called a meeting of all
farm agents, home demonstration
workers, farmers and business men i
and women to meet in Asheville on
December 14 and 15. Frederick E.
Murphy and Charles E. Colliston, of
The Minneapolis Tribune, will be
present at the meeting and outline j
the work that has been done in the I
Northwest The announcement has j
created great interest in Transyl- j
vania county, and Prof. Julian Glaz- 1
ener, head of the agricultural voca- ]
tional class in the Brevard High ,
School, is planning to co-operate with |
the movement to the fullest extent, j
Already ten business men in Bre- 1
vard, Mr. Glazener says, have volun- '
teered to take their cars and assist
in transporting people of the county i
to the Asheville meeting. All farm- j
ers of the county who are interested !
in the plans, and would like to at
tend the meeting, are invited by Mr.
Glazener to list their names, and j
ways of transportation will be pro- j
vided. Mr. Glazener hopes to have i
at least 75 people from this county in I
attendance at the meeting.
Prof. Glazener has issued the fol- 1
lowing statement bearing upon the |
purpose of the coming meeting and j
the plans to be adopted in the great 1
program for Western North Caro
"The biggest farm problems in |
Transylvania county are about to be j
solved. This statement will be true I
if the farmers and business men eo- 1
iperate. Think what it would mean j
[or this county. if -every farmer could-)
turn all surplus products into cash. ,
If yoli want a market for your cab- j
sage, beans, tomatoes, corn, po- j
tatoes, apples and other things,
join with us in this movement.
United we stand, divided we fall.'
"Such a program is about to oe <
launched for all Western North Car- 1
jlina. Are you interested in seeing |
this county join hands with the other
ivestern counties in this progressive [
novement? They will include in i
their promotion program the stand
ardization of breeds of stock and I
poultry as well as field crops and j
vegetables; the quality increase of |
:-attlo, sheep and hogs; the using of i
certified seed of adapted varieties; |
the establishment of canneries with |
a central sales agency; the selling of;
i-arloads of livestock and farm pro
ducts as the result of better market- 1
ing system ; the putting on of soil im- 1
( Continued on page eight )
THE PRAYER CORNER
Dr Chapman's Prayer Corner, i
written at Thanksgiving time
several years ago, has been xc- j
lected for this week's paper as
reflecting the thanksgiving of
the people of the community for I
the life and love of th-c departed |
Jriend. It is the purpose of The I
Brevard News to start back at
the beginning of Dr. Chapman's
Prayer Corner articles, and pub
lish one each week, so our good
friend may continue to talk r?T
its and i tray for us the same as
he has done for many years.
"Let us come before His Presence
with Thanksgiving and make a joy
ful noise unto Him'' ? Psalms 95:2.
Dr. Van Dyke says, "Please accept
the last syllable of this word ? strong
and hearty ? Thanksgiving."
"Thankfulness is the keynote of
the oldest and most national of
American festivals ? the only day, 1 |
think, that is ? specially sot apart
and commended for general observ
ance by proclamation of the Presi
dent of the United States and the
Governors of the several states.
"Why has this feast day, which
in Plymouth at the close of harvest
was first celebrated by the Pilgroms
in 1621, kept its hold on the hearts
of the people, and spread from New
England, westward until its bells
now ring from the Atlantic to the
Ona reason is because most people
enjoy a good feast and if they are
really honest, they are willing to say
"Another and deeper reason is be
cause sincere gratitude is one of the
happiest feelings in the world.
"It is most happy when it rises to
God for the daily mercies of life, and
when we share it with our fellow
"Let us remember that the Pil
grims invited their Indian friends to
their first Thanksgiving.
"Don't forget to put the emphasis
in the first syllable ? Thanksgiving."'
"We plow the fields and scatter
The good seed on the land,
But it is fed and watered
By God's Almighty hand.
He sends the snow in winter,
The warmth to swell the grain,
And breezes and the sunshine,
And soft refreshing rain.
All good gifts around us
Are sent from Heaven above,
Then thank the Lord, Oh thank the
For all His Love.
Almighty God, our Heavenly
Father, from whom eometh every
good and perfect gift, we call to re
membrance Thy loving kindness and
Thy tender mercies, which have been
ever of old, and with grateful hearts
sending up to Thee, the voice of our
thanksgiving, for the life Thou hast
given us, and the world in which we
WE THANK THEE, O GOD, for
the order and constancy of nature,
for the beauty and bounty cf the
WE THANK THEE, 0 GOD. for
all the comforts and gladness of life;
for our homes and all our home
blessings; for our friends and all the
pure social pleasures of social inter
course; for the love, sympathy and
good will of men.
WE THANK THEE. O GOD, for
the gift of Thy Son, Jesus Christ,
and a^l the helps and hopes which
are ours as His disciples, for the
; presence and inspiration of Thy Holy
j Spirit and for all the ministers of
truth and grace.
I WE THANK THEE. 0. GOB.
< ? C. D. C.
' FREDERICK E. MURPHY
Publislier of The Minneapolis
Tribune, director of the Asso
ciated Press and sponsor of the
Minnesota Plan which revolu
tionized Northwestern agricul
ture and IncreajK-d farm reven
ues nearly three-i|tiarters of a
billion dollars In seven years.
LOCAL APPEAL CASES O.V
SUPREME COURT DOCKET
Raleigh, Nov. 18 ? Two import
ant bank cases, those against
Wallace Davis, president of the
defunct Central Bank and Trust
Co., Asheville, and against Thos.
H. Shipman, president of the de
funct Brevard Banking Co., Bre
vard, and others, have been dock- I
eted on appeal in the N. C. Su
? The Shipman case will be
heard three weeks from now,
H-'.th appeals from the seven
teenth and eighteen judicial dis. ]
tricts, and the Davis case will be
argued the week following, when
the nineteenth district appeals
are heard. These arc two of the
most important bank cases of the
several growing out of the fail
ures of about one hundred banks
last fall and winter.
INTENSE INTEREST !
IN EPISCOPAL MEET
Wide interest was shown in the
meeting at St. Philips church con
ducted by Rev. Robert E. Gribbin,
rector of St. Pauls Episcopal church
at Winston Salem, which began at
the Episcopal church Sunday night
and continuing through Wednesday
The Rev. Mr. Gribbin has beer,
discussing The Teaching Commission
on the Great Commission at the night
services. The services were begun
each morning with Holy Communion >
at 8:00 o'clock. At four o'clock each j
afternoon there was a conference of ;
the Women's Auxiliary, Women's
Guild, Vestry and other Church
workers. The Mission services being
held each night at 7:30 o'clock.
SUPERIOR COURT TO
CONVENE DEC. 7TH
Judge Sink To Return ? Here
for This Term ? List
December term of Superior Court
will begin in Brevard on December
7, with Judge Hoyle Sink, presiding.
This term will be for the trial of both
criminal and civil cases. Solicitor
J. Will Pless, Jr., will be in charge
of the prosecution for the state. The
first week being devoted to criminal
and the second to civil cases.
Jury list for the term as selected
by L. E. Bagwell, Chairman of the
Jury Commission, and E. A. Reid and
Dan Merrill, members of the com
mission, is as follows:
First Week i
J. M. Huggins, J. E. Gillespie, A.
J. Lee, J. L. Gravely, W. F. Daniels,
Cole Lee, C. P. Norton, Henry Mc
Call, W. C. Fortune, Homer Orr, J.
C. Cash, Avery Reed, C. A. Mull, C.
F. Misenheimer, L. E. Powell, J. D.
Morgan, W. A. Allison, F. E. Lan
dreth, R. A. Gillespie, J. H. Raxter,
E. R. Bishop, M. E. Shipman, W. E.
Head, Hnrrv Sellers, Clyde Case,
Wood S. Minkle, G. H. Woodard. V. C.
Batson. D. W. Hollingsworth, V. C.
Orr, Madison Allison, W. L. Stophel,
H. N. Blake, J. Frank Hayes, W. M.
Britton, Walter Hinkle, J. L. Ledbei
ter, A. J. Beddingfield, E. 0. Ship
man. B. A. Hogsed, Lewis Moore and
T. J. Wilson, W. M. Maxwell, An
thony Trantham, J. R. Cantrell, A. N.
Hinton, R. E. Johnson, Virgil Mc
Crary, Solomon Jones, S. W. Rad
ford, J. A. Schachner, A. A. Miller,
W. C. Morris, Frank Wilson, John
S. Patton, D. E. Lyday, R. E. Mac
key, W. H. McJKelvey, G. H. Lyday,
T. 1). Grimshawe, J. A. Lyday, J
B. Huggin-, A. C. Landreth, W. H.
Ledbetter, A. J. Hamilton.
LICENSE TO WED
W. Porter Wilson to Mtsuria S.
OMRS WITH DEATH
OF JESSE MASTERS
Now Claims He Served Four
Years of Sentence Be
cause of Fear
TAL AND ARTHUR PETIT
ARRESTED BY OFFICERS
Crime Was Committed In Aug
ust, 1926 ? Whitmire
i On Parole
Tal Petit and Arthur Petit are in
| Transylvania county jail, awaiting
? preliminary hearing, having been im
plicated in the murder of Jesse Mas'
Iters in August, 1926, by charges
[made by Louie Whitmire, recently re
leased from the state penitentiary by
parole, where he had served four
years of a fifteen-year sentence for
the murder of Masters. Whitmiro
also is in jail. The hearing will be
held before Magistrate F. E. Shu
ford Saturday afternoon. The Petits
and Whitmire live on the Pic~2ns
i highway, this county.
Whitmire's charges implicating the
Petits in the murder were made first
| to Deputy Sheriff Tom Wood, it is
i said, who arrested Whitmire on Wed
nesday of last week on charges of
.store-breaking at Rosman. Sheriff
iWood brought Whitmire to the coun
ty jail, where, it is said, he later
made same charges to others that he
had made to Deputy Wood, implicat
ing the Petits.
Whitmire now claims, it is said,
that Arthur Petit knocked Masters
in the head, later cutting his throat
and slashing him elsewhere about
It will be recalled that Jesse Mast
ers was reported missing from his
usual haunts on August fifteenth,
1926. A searching party instituted
search for the man, and on Septem
ber 2, the body was found lying off
the highway, in a badly decomposed
state, the vultures having been feed
ing upon the body, and the head hav
ing been separated from the trunk,
lying several feet away. Louie Whit
mire and two Petits were arrested
by the officers, but at the coroner's
hearing the jury released the Petits
and ordered Whitmire held for the
Superior court, which convened tho
Judge Michael Schenck presided at
the court which . found Whitmiru
guilty of murder in the second de
gree, and the defendant was sen
tence to serve a term of fifteen
years in the penitentiary. Whitmiru
did not offer any evidence, nor did hu
take the stand.
Whitmire married Tal Pi-tit's
daughter, who is a cousin r.f Arthur
Petit. Whitmire is said to claim that
the reason he took the rap and offered
no denial of the crime was thai ha
feared he would be killed if he told
the truth about the tragedy. He is
quoted as having said that the Pet
its threatened to kill hrni if he *. Id
the truth or implicated the Pc'. s.
Now, it is said, Whitmire claims
that he would prefer death to going
back to the penitentiary.
Masters was unmarried. Whitmire
is married and several children. The
case created considerable excitement
(Continued <m ixige eight )
jWEST RETURNS TO ~
| BREVARD CHURCH
Rev. E. E. Yates Comes to Ros
man Circuit ? Green Now
at Avery Charge
j The Rev. J. H. West, for the past
,two years pastor of the Brevard
; Methodist church, will remain here
,for another year, according to an
nouncement read at the closing ses
sion of the M. E. Church, South, con
ference held at Asiieville last week.
The Rev. Mr. was receiving
the congratulations and well wishes
of his host of friends here the first
of the week on his re-appointment to
the Brevard church.
The Rev. E. E. Yates, for the past
year pastor of the Avery charge near
Marion, has been assigned to the Ros
man circuit, replacing the Rev. J.
M. Green, who goes to the Avery
charge. The Rosman charge com
prises the church at Rosman, Luke
Toxaway, East Fork, Connestee. Oak
Grove, Piney Grove and Selica, the
Horse Shoe church having been plac
ed in the new charge to be known as
FIRE EXTINGUISHED AND
AUTOMOBILE IS SAVED
I ? ?
j D. R. Boyd, employe of the South
ern Public Utilities Co. saved an au
tomobile from being destroyed by
explosion and fire several days ago,
i by the use of a fire extinguisher.
| It is said that Mr. Boyd was driv
I ing the Utility truck when he noticed
?a car parked by the side of the road
, with its owner striving desperately
,to kill the fiames in the engine with
la rag. He stopped his truck, grabbed
the 4re extinguisher which is kept
on the truck at all times and 'man
aged to stop the fire before it had
gained enough headway to cause the
gasoline to explode.