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MIRROR OF TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY LIFE
(Name diaiiged flrom Sylvan VaUey News, January 1, 1917.)
BREVARD. NORTH CAROLINA. FRIDAY, APRIL 13. 1917.
Remember the three deadly
“D’s”—dirt, disease, death.
Help to keep your city clean.
Use separate and large enough
>«ceptacles for garbage, ashes
and waste paper.
The best public service de
pends on co-operation and mu
tual understanding. Will you
help? Keep the garbage can cov
Its your street in your city.
Keep it as clean as you do your
room In 3’our home.
It’s yqjir street. Why not put
dust and litter from the pave
ment into a can and not sweep
it Into the gutter?
“Dont's” for clean streets:
Don’t spit on the pavement;
don't make a dump of your
street: don’t leave the -garbage
can unct»vcic*d; don’t throw pa
per, banana sskins, etc.. Into the
Clean homes and clean streets
mean fewer flies, better babies,
healthier children, happier peo
Clean streets increase business
and improve proiM*rty values.
Don’t let your waste paper blow
Don’t wait for clean up week;
do it now. It’s your street and
your city. Help to keep them
THE COllEGIANS ARE
Last Number of Redpath Lyceum
To Appear at The Auditorium
Monday Night; Strong Quartet
With Rich Entertainment.
The Collegian?, the last number
of the Redpath Lyceum conrse for
the season in Brevard, will appear
on next Monday night at the Audi*
torinm at H :15 o'clock.
Many Lyceum courses never arrange
a year's program without Including a
male qunrtet. In many places it has
come to be looked forward to as much
as a Lyceum coiirse Itself.
In the Collegians (lie Redpath Bu
reau presents a male quartet which
renders a program without waits, a
“More thoughts for your think
tank” is the way Rev. \V. E.
Poovey headed his article on the
Kchool situation. But many
thoughts like his are calculated to
oycrrun a shallow thinkatorium.
He has handled the situation in a
very unique style, giving the milk
as well as the meat in the cocoa-
nut, but no man can deny its
truths SO aptly put. As he says,
action rather than agitation is in
Mtke a Thrift Gardeo
T baa been estimated by authorities
on gardening and production that
a back yard thrift garden. 25 by CO
feet, will supply a family of six with
an abundance of fresh vegetables, suf-
fldent to supply all needs through the
•Mson, If judiciously planted and giv
en the proper care and attention.
program in which there is plenty of
This type of male quartet has filled
an Important place In the Lyceum in
the last few years, as it combines not
only good music, but entertainment of
a nature which delights both grownups
The program of the Collegians also
will consist not only of vocal quartets
and solos, but Instrumental numbers
as well, still further adding variety to
the evening’s presentation.
The price of admission will be 50
MR. DODSWORTH BUILDING
Thomas Dodsworth is building a
four-room cottage near his present
home with the view to occupancy
at an early date.
Servile Positions for Brevard
Children Can Be Averted Only
By Improved School Facilities
[By Rev. W. E. Poovey, Pastor Brevard Methodist Church.]
By raising the hue and cry against an increase in taxa
tion the property owners may postpone the provision of
adequate high school facilities for Brevard, but the time
may come when their descendants will be tenants instead
of taxpayers as a result.
You may continue to improve the elementary schools
Sof Transylvania, but unless you magnify your high school
work, you will continue to depend upon other counties to
furnish most of your teachers.
Brevard may eventually become a great resort city, but
unless^ y^u educate your girls they will become a servant
class falMi^immer visitors.
You fluJTcncourage industry by the donation of a tan>
nery site, bvt if you do not encourage education your boys
may eventually find themselves scraping fleshings under
direction of a **Dago” foreman.
You may construct a network of good roads in the
county, but if you neglect the education of your boy he
may never use them except as he sits at the steering wheel
of his employer’s car.
. You may bring in thoroughbred stock and improve the
county's breed of cattle, but if you do not improve your
educational facilities so as to keep abreast of the time, you
will produce a generation of **scrub” citizens.
A railroad may soon be built into Brevard direct from
South Carolina, but if we do not provide adequate opportu
nity for the education of our future citizenship, the greatest
need that such a railroad would meet would be that of a
short route for many families to the cotton mills of South
We may grow rich and still more opulent by transform
ing the natural resources of these mountains into money,
but unless we transmute this material wealth into mental
and moral power we are pauperizing our section and our
Why not erect a high school building for Brevard?
Why not translate agitation into action? Why not have it
ready for use this fall? Why not issue bonds and thus let
the generation that gets the greater benefit bear its share
of the burden?
Mayor Cooke’s Proclamation of Clean-Up
Day, April 18.
Whereas the Brevard Betterment association has set
apart April 18 as clean-up day in Brevard, and
Whereas a thorough cleaning-up is greatly needed
in Brevard, and
Whereas it has been the custom of .Brevard to ob
serve clean-up day once each year, now.
Therefore, be it resolved. That the residents ot Bre
vard extend their hearty co-operation in this enterprising
spirit shown by the Betterment association and assist in
every possible way in making Brevard a cleaner, health
ier and more attractive town by cleaning-up their prem
ises and vacant lots and placing the rubbi^ in conveni
ent places on the side of the streets so that wagons can re
move it in making a tour of the town on next Wednesday*
Yours for a cleaner town,
C. M, CCX)KE, Jr., Mayor.
Get After Every Nook and Comer
In the Clean-Up Campaign
Don’t Spare the Broom
Thrift Gardens In a
Clean Up Campaign
Reduce Living Cost::
Thrift gardens will be the in
novation and one of the domi
nant features of * the fifth an
nual crusade of the national
clean up and paint up campaign
bureau, which is being directed
from the national headquarters.
Security building, St. Louia.
The thrift garden idea, which
means the utilizing of the back
yards, vacant lots and waste
grounds of a community, was
originated by Allen W. Clark,
chairman and founder of the
national clean up and paint up
campaign, with a view of direct
ing the at
of the towns
to an imme
diate and ef
of r e d u c-
ing the high
cost of liv
ing. A thrift
garden in the back yard 25 by
50 feet will—^at a cost not ex
ceeding $2 for l>est seeds and $5
for fertilizer—If properly culti
vated very materially reduce
the cost of living.
It will supply a family of six
with fresh vegetables through
out the season.
It can be made to yield prod
uce, in ca.sh value, from $50 to
$100 per season.
It will provide wholesome and
profitable exercise of mind and
It will make a more contented
It will teach preparedness and
It will conserve the resources
of the country.
H-l-I-I-I-l I I-i
Some Hints to Guide You
In the Qean Up Campaign
Here are some hints for clean up
week: Carpets, rugs and mat
tings should all be tukon up and thor
oughly cleaned and the floors and
woodwork scrubbed. Soap, hot water
and a little washing soda and the
scrub brush are the howitzers which
successfully can combat the common
enemy—dust. Invade every hiding
place in the kitchen where filth may
accumulate. Plug up the rat and mice
holes; putty and paint the cracks
where vermin may propagate.
The cellar should receive a special
A fresh coat of whitewash applied
to the walls will add freshness and
brightness to its
spect the plumb
ing and keep the
pipes clear of rub
bish heaps. Noti
fy the local de
partment of health
of leaks from
ises which arc in
juring your prop
erty and endangering the health of
Gatlicr all the tin cans, discarded
and broken bottles and boxes from the
back yard and alley. Pull up the
weeds and prepare the soli for the
growth of flowers, plants and vegeta
bles. The humblest home may be made
attractive by a garden display.
Do not throw the collected waste
into the back alley or on to vacant
lots, to be scattered by the wind. Put
all the refuse in covered receptacles
and tlicn place these near the street
curb on the regular collecting dayK to
be gathered and carted away.
CLEAN-UP DAY HERE
ON NEXT WEDNESDAY
CITY WAGONS WILL HAUL
TRASH WITHOUT COST
Mayor Cooke Issues Cleao-up
Proclamation; Ladies Offer
Clean-np day for Brevard comes
on next Wednesday.
The Betterment association has
arranged this date and Mayor C. M.
Cooke has issned a clean-np proda-
The town has qnite an vmtidy
look in many places, on vacant lots,
in lots to rear of bnsiness baildin^s
and to the rear of some residences
and the ladies are endeavoring to
creato sufficient interest in the cam
paign to result in a cleaner and
more attractive town.
The interest of boys and girls has
been enlisted and in order to en>
courage them 50 cents has been
offered to the boy or girl who will
create tt:e biggest pile of rabbish
on any one of the following streets,
a prize to be given for each street:
Main, Caldwell, Whitmire, Depot,
Probart and Jordan streets.' Other
streets will be cleaned bnt no prises
will be offered.
The ladies have secured the
promise of wagons from the citv to
banl off the rabbish, which should
be piled in boxes or barrels or in
some manner to keep it intact near
the sidewalks. Wagons will move
it withor.t cost.
The committee from the Better
ment association is composed of
Mrs. D. L. English, chairman; Mrs.
C. M. Doyle, Mrs. O. L. Erwin and
Mrs. Robert Deaver.
A committee will examine the
piles of trash on Tuesday aftemoim
with the view to learning to whom
the prizes are to be awarded, peo- •
pie are requested to pile up their
rubbish on Tuesday and be ready
for the wagons early on Wednesday.
JURY LIST FOR
Owing to an unusual amount
of legal and news matter and
absence of typesetter the News
was unavoidably late in making
its appearance this week.
MOVED TO PENROSE
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Williams
have moved from Hendersonville,
R-3,'to Penrose, where they will
make their home. They have pur
chased 43 acree of land from Dr.
Wm. Lyday and George Morgan.
Mr. Williams has been mail car*
rier at Hendersonvillut^ for 13 years.
**Seek and ye shall find**
through the Diversified column.
Following is the jury list for the
two weeks term of court to begin
OQ April 16:
D. T. Gillespie, J. A. Allison, F. F.
Turner, W. P. McGaha, J. H. Harkins. W.
E. Hall, Flem Galloway, J. E. Cox, A. E.
England, W. E. Head, R. R. Deaver, Geoc]ge
Bishop, Z. V. Burrell, Julius M. McCa^ A.
L. Huggins, Chas. Aiken, K. L. Wright,
Carlos Clayton. W. E. Lyday, G. D. Shn-
ford, B. P. Thomas, B. A. Frady, A. N. Col
lins, F. V. Whitmire, Wales Lankford, T.
T. Patton, D. S. Morgan, Henry N. Car
rier, J. O’Neal Cantrell, N. A. Batson, M.
M. Bryant, W. J. Ray, R. L. Capps, Henry
Hinkle, E. D. Owen. E. A. Batson, Rad
Nicholson, E. H. Kitchen, W. W. Gallo
way, Ed. Lance, J. L. Gravley. R. M.
W. H. Nicholson, W. W. Gravley, Jr., B.
J. Glazener, J. G. Barton, L. V. Sigman, W.
R. Wilson, John W. Owen, Julius L.La^,
T. A. Barnett, J. F. Lyday, U. G. Reaves.
E. R. Bishop, Johnnie Whitmire, V. & Mc
Gaha, Ora L. Jones, T. O. Thrash, Loanie
Holden, H. S. McCall, Thos. J. Wilson, J.
y. Gillespie, L. C. Case, E. L. T. Eubank,.
C. W. Hogsed, G. L. Dalton.
GIVES rUY TONKHT
The Brevard Institute will give
its anntial production Friday night
of this week at the Audit»iam.
The subject will be ‘*Much Ado
About Nothing,” by Shakespeare.
These events are always careCally
prepared and are heartily received
by the large number who attend
them from year to year. Pricca of
admission are given elsewhece in
Nttt Likely to Be Dona.
To remove the water a/t fte ftdBe
oeean It would reqnlre the fimaK «C a
tank a mile Tride, a mile 4oap aal «
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