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EXPONENT OF TRAN
The Aim U Frankness
BREVARD, N. C.
FRIOAY DECEMBER 2, 1921
Raleigh, November 28.—Members
of the North Carolina Teachers’ As
sembly were here in force on Wed
nesday, Thursday and Friday of last
week to attend the annual meeting
of that organization. The principal
address at the opening session oh
Wednesday evening was delivered by
Governor Morrison in one of the hap
piest of the many speeches he has
made since taking up his abode tem
porarily in the capitol city. He por
trayed in glowing terms the great
strides North Carolina has made a-
3ong the lines of morality, education
and industrial progress, predicting a
future even more glorious as the vi
sion of her citizenship broadens. The
big audience evinced its approval of
the Governor’s messnge by frequsnt
outbursts of .pplun.^o and an ovation
;it its conclusion. His Excellency
received at the mansion complimen
tary to members of the Assembly on
Thursday evening and hundreds of
them called between thf- hours of ten
The recent seauon of the Teachers’
Afscmbly was pronounced a success
in every way. The attendance in
cluded, representatives from almost
all the countios in the state. Super
intendent Mitchel^ of Transylvania,
wa? not the only “delegate” from
. the upper French Broad this year.
Mrs. A. B. Riley, nee Miss Georgia
Bell, Miss Annie Aiken and two dau
ghters of Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Gilles
pie weje tin hand "and apparently en
joying their visit to the state capi
tal. And there nsay have been others
from thv fine little county “across
the wwods” who were too busy sight
seeing to look np former neighbors.
Prof. T. C. Henderson, a former su
perintendent of schools in Transyl
vania. now head‘f)f State High School
at Pembroke, was here and with him
Prof. A. B. Riley, a member of the
fftcmhy. The went was state-wide
and the western counties made a
splendid showing all the way
thrdagh. Following is a digest of the
resolutions adopted at the final ses
sion <on Friday-
1. Endorse State certification
plaa for teachers.
2. Endorse oiuinty unit plan of
school organization and administra
tion, and the present salary schedule.
3. Endorse teacher training pro
gram, of which 10,853 teachers took
advantage duriitg th? past sum.nier.
4. Endorse teaching of citizenship
in all schools.
5. Endorse te^.'chinji; of Biblt? in
every school in N.rrta CaroVinH. rrd
name committee 1o work out plans
for in‘io^.;»';^',in.r in course of
6. Endorse course in physical
education, to be incorporated in the
course of study for 1922-1923.
7. Endorse teaching of music in
every school in the State.
8. Commend Governor Morrison
for his efforts to secure more sup
port for educational institutions.-^
9. Endorse Towner-Stearnes bill
to provide for place in President’s
cabinet for educational secretary.
10. Endorse plan for whole time
secretary of Teachers’ Assembly.
11. Endorse program of State
Superintendent E. C. Brooks, and
"tJledge him support of every teacher
in the State.
The Assembly elected Dr. Charles
E. Brewer, head of Meredith College,
as its President for the ensuing
year; Miss Elizabeth Kelly, vice pre-
and Prof. A. T. Allen secre
tary. The selection of the time and
place for holding the next meeting
was left to the executive committee,
after the Assembly had voted to
spend Thanksgiving at home and
meel either before or following that
A week from tomorrow the Gen
eral Assembly will convene in extra
ordinary session, on call of the Go
vernor, for the purposes heretofore
stated in this correspondence. The
hitch in the preparations for the
^Bniug of the session so far encoun-
is arranging the roll-ca'l of the
f House of Representatives. A Hum
ber of changes have occured on ac
count of deaths and resignations.
And, then. Miss Clement, of Bun
combe, has taken unto herself a hus-
bcnd since the regular sess'on and
THE ROSE OF JERICHO
Pilgrims Told of Its Power to
Bloom on Christmas Day.
Blossom Given the Name of Resurrec
tion Flower; Aiso Called St.
SEVEPAL varieties ol the so-called
resurrection plant have appeared
aiuoiig the novelties offered by tto''ists,
l)ut the original is tne ruse of Jericho.
Along the sliores of the Dead sea, far
er.oufj'h away to be out of reach cf the
death-dealing vapors and the salt
si>ray, arrows this rose, a little plant
lamed in many a legendary story,
which, wlien ripened, rolls up its
sprays and branches into a curious
Utile brown ball.
The desert winds .snap off its dry
st(‘m iind^wiiirl tlie st»*niingly dead
little Itali away over sandy plains, like
a featiier-weiiiht. Af’er It chances to
reuvli some clun.p plate, in about ten
(lays, the ni<tisture lias wrought a
niii’KOle for th“ onco doiKi is alive
jijijiin. and ^I'owlns.
The old-li:iie i'ilj/’’i:nt> who brought
back *his jdant with llieni from tlu*
lliily l.jiDu, Told womi.:‘rt'ul talcs of its
po\v(M’ to bioom out <'ii Chiistn.as divy
and it tlie iiMue of -"esurre:-t;oii
tiower. Another o!d Ic^'end names it
from every spot wiieic they halted to
The flry !>al1 when unfolding drops
its seeds, aii-1 these it may be
(nJtivateil as an anuiiitl. To re.-^urreu
these <iry l)aj;s It is simi)ly necessaiy
to keep them ■stan<!in« in ;:las>es o;’
water. iinnier^L'd about hiili"way to the
top of ;heir hvitnrhes. Tl.e evpatisii.n
Is merely ft mechanUai S[)onjre iite
Tlie hotanVal ijr.n':e of the rose Ol
.leric*ho is anas’f tK-a, fioni ann.^tasis.
resurrection. There are other s})ecies
«»f resurre'Tioii ]>lant.s. hut they are
not so arfractive-as their Dt*ad i^ea
relative, whii'h. althonsih it lias s^ery
little lyeantA". has an lioiiored place
simo’in flmvers luvai^se of ihe many
fancies airtl assoi'iafions it oa!]» up
and its peculiar devo^'prnent.—Argus.
^ i ^
THAT PESTIFEROUS BCY.
"A lifl«rry Christmas, old mar. But
why are you limping?”
“That pestiferous boy of mens set •
Steel trap for Santa Ciaui.
One of the Oldest
would Christmas be with-
out the meJody of the bells
ringing good will toward men?
Bell I’inging is one of the oldest of
Christii'.a^^ custon’ . At one time, in
England, the ringers gave their serv
ices free, uor w‘iuld they accvpt any
special payment. The peal was rung
as a matteii’ of course, and was the
r.atural exi'vression of English joyous
ness. The merry music of the hells in
Great Britain and wherever churches
have peals of bells, is today as much
a feature of -Christmas as the decora
tion of church and home with ever
greens. or the jjrovision of the good
cheer which always marks this festive
What an outcry there would be if
an edict were issued forbidding the
ringing of the J>eIJs during the comiing
festive season! Yet this was actually
done during the Commonwealth, for
in 1652 the wise men of parliament i
gave orders that "no observation shaH :
be had of the Sve-and-twentleth day
of December, commonly called Christ- j
mas day.” I
It is quite certain that this edict
was disregarded in many places, while
in otliers it led to open rioting. At
Canterbury the mayor of the city tried
to enforce the new rule, but the people
were not going to be deprived of their
pleasures so easily, so they took the
law into their own hamls. broke the
mayor’s windows—and some of his
hones as well—and aj^rmeu their in-
lenvion of keeping their C^Jiristnias in
their own fashion, just as their fathers
iiad di*ne hefore' them.
authorities:; are not agreed on the
MHEN Ansgarius preached the
White Christ to the vikings of
the North, so runs the legend
of the Christmas tree, the Lord sent
his three messengers. Faith, Hope, and
Love, to help light the first tree. Seek
ing one that should be high as hope,
wide as love, and that bore the sign
of the cross on every bough, they chose
the balsam fir. which best of all the
trees in the forest met the require
ments. Perhaps that is a good reason
why there clings about the Christmas
tree in my old home that which has
preserved it from being swept along in
the lloo<l of senseless luxury that has
swamped so many things in our money-
mad day. At least so it was then.
Every time 1 see a tree studded with
('lectric lights, garlands of tinsel gold
festoQnii;g rvory branch, and hun.c
wi.h the hundred costly knickknacks
the st(!rekeepers invent year by year
*‘tf. make trade,” initil the tree itself
(lisaiipi'ars »niti"; iy uiKh'r its htirden.
I iiave a fe<-Iitig (hat a fraud has heor
r-on the hiiidly spirit of Yule.
'V:.?: : ;:iri!es ;;re Ihe only real tl'.inc:
for a riirisfiaas tree, candles of wax
■hat inhitrle their perfume witii that of
the huniing fir. not the hy-pro<lu< t of
;r!!;e coal-cil or other aho::ilnation.
What i/ tlio hoi:;-'hs do cat^*!'. I'u'e'.
’i'h;’y can he v>arch< d, ;.nd too ’.aai>3
'•'.''<;jcs are tsswdry, : tiyl’.o" . Ah s
;- 'd !t;iples. (,'n'n'.;-''s and. oM-frv.' i :v-,‘
■":n:'-t.]iias mr.de of Cv.Iored ])apor
!;•; ’ ad(* at home, lo. !: a liundro.'
!'-‘ter and titter in the ,::reeii;
iru'-is and t(>y '-ts a';f'
ar. 1 a tha‘
. -i have >.'t>sr f< .ry d.tlhir.'.
THE REVIVAL MEETING:
A Goo^, Glad Ckrisfmasti'c'^.c, n:!" " ’icnii.
To jom an.il yours is itc wisli .1 scud,
'NLaj ail yoTiir tomorrows liave slies of Une,
A A all youir fnenJis fee loTing and true*
'f are v.;!sli<^<l wf'.en th
;'i s!.;,on them they d-y In for
;h.'i- li;i\e to iK.lis’’ lhei:i, a!id loo’.
>trir'.;y. .'.'w^iys windov.'s hefnr.-
V.them. Advi a liltle a;unioi/:i
"> thi? t<> niuhe tlu- phiss
T'l 1 olish v.T>P. • •
I The Christmas i
By' MARY i
OopyiTsht, 1921, Western Newspaper Union
I MERRY CHRISTMAS ^
i — '4
TIKTIIKR v/o sh out it
or sing it, v.'o niust be
.'■•ure fo mej.u it; t.'f il' %
S v.e rt'ally mean it when w« ^
^ vay, “Merry ('hristTiias, every- *7
^ we will t^lo a’I in our
^ power to make Cliristiiia' a day V
>r nnsnliled joy for ail r!wse 'yf
within iv*ach of »mr inliaesa;**.
5 AM a Cliristaias C'urd.
born shortly heftwe Christmas of
1913. 1 was pttt away in a box
after Christmas and the next year I
cauie forth again. ai«d the price put
ujTWi me had risen from two cents to
The next year I cost ten cent.s. Still
I did not sell.
“We'll have to cburge 1i quarter for
ISiat card," my owiier .«aid, “and get
<up the prices of .s<»nie of these others,
-or they won’t be bought.”
So I was a qui,rter. And then 1
loost 50 cents and ' was purchased.
The price mark Isjis been left on me.
I've been trtiveiing with it written on
lay buck ever since. S<m»etlmes, too, 1
•get around to a number of places
around Christmas time, especially if
Tm started off early in the first place.
So far, too. I’ve l>een greeted with
joy, and an exclatiwition I do not quite
“()h, good ! Hess’s a card which is
nmrked fifty cents, ^\'ho would believe
at possible, but no matter, it did! And
it’s not written on, either!”
I do not uhderstand their joy over
,i»e. but they ner<er keep me with
<'hrist came into the \v<‘vid tu
hrii'.i: light winch brin:;s j\iy. lie
to brine tleliveiunee t<* V
4 men; to solve their difiicult
^ lir<>hfems; to inspire a highe:* ^
4 j:Op<- in the spirit of men. Th;i* v,
^ IS the cause of the tleepe.;t jo\
^ v-o jjiankind. Yes. Christmas is Viy
J :■ joyful day as we!i as a sacred 2
^ (“is y. 2
It is a ('.ay Tor do'n,:; good
<leeds. as well as iiind:inir goo<j. y
^ "thoughts. It is not a day for vj
^ receiving gifts only. There are V
ft so many opportunities for doing 2
good, thiit we may receive joy a 7
ft hundredfold, with the (*xpendi-
ture of just a little lime and
thought. There are many who
have little; many who do not
know the meaning of this day as
you know it; many who.se spirits
are c ished b; di.saster. Re- ^
member them!—Boys’ World.
mas dinner tie^euds upon small things.
This is the occasion for the most
choice of the j«i!ly and,pickles which
have been stored up in the summer.
Of course, there must be celery and
cranberry sauce, and the hou.sewife
will, if possible, have some small
thing that is new to her Inmsehold—
a little luxury tlmt comes in glass, if
the cost must not he heavy, or, if she
need not think of that, some far
fetched dainty with the international
Interest of coming from .Japan or from
Dessert allows ample opportimiry
t’or small ph^asures and suri>"i'^*"‘
i)ne c.an hardly heii('Ve a child's i:;i;
piness complete without lai'ins ;i ,
almonds to eat in tiny sandvv;ci;e< ■"
as philopen:!^ One always !;■ ‘
see the old f'ii h^)ned kin<i
* Chrlstii:. ■=” >d sti'
sticks. an> -u
A fish which resembles a cod is
considered by the people of Sweden
as an indispensable adjunct of their
Chriistmas feast. Tfcis fish is buried
for days in wootl ashes or else soaked
in so<la wafer, then boiled and served
■with a milk gravy.
'■ h‘ch she v»i’l be
r.'.i - V
’’e Junior n" b
■ or thi^
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Who Said Santa dans?
Since Sunday, Nov. 20th, there has
been going on in this town a meeting
of more interest than the average
evangelistic meeting holds for the
community at large. The preaching
is along the usuallines, and the visible
results are about the same as gener
ally comes from one of these meet
ings. But there are two or three
features that make this series of
meetings unusual. First, the preach
ing is being done by one of the local
pastors, whose voice the people of
the community have been hearing for
several months. Thus there is not
here the attraction of novelty in th9
preaching. Again, although the
meeting has been going now for
twelve days the crowds continue to
come and fill the rather spacious build
ing every night. Further, although
the visible results as far as nev/ con
verts go is comparatively small so f.t
yet the v.hole town feels that a deep
spiritual work is being done here that
v/ill count in the r.icral and spiritual
life of the towr for rao’iths to coir.c.
The raccting is being carried on in
!he local Capt;.st church, and the
preaching is bc.ng done by the pastor
Rev. Chas. C. Sn:;ith, v/ho as.sumed the
pastorate of this church on the first
of last June, coming here from Dur
ham, v.’here ho was pastor for nearly
ten years. The music is in charge of
Mr. Frank MtCravy, cf Laurens, S.
C., and no singer has ever been to
Ercvard in a meeting of this kind
Vvl'o was a more general favorite than
he. He leads the congregations in
a masterful v>\iy, but it is in his solo
work that he is most effective, and
he frequently SI ngs with such pathos
as to melt almost the ijr^le congre
gation to tears. After Mr. Smith
had preached on Wednesday night of ^
this week on the judgement Mr. Mc-
Cravy sang as an invitation hymn,
“Turned Away From The Beautiful
Gate”, as a solo, and during its sing
ing quite a number came forward to
make a public confession of Christ.
Mr. Smith’s morning sermons haVv?
been of such a nature that even the
day congregations have been quite
large, many who have lived here all
their lives saying that no such crowds
"have ever attended week day servicts
here. The sermons have been along
the line of the deeper spiritual life,
and the attendance shows that many
lonp, to hear these deeper truths of
the Bible presented.
Up to Thursday there had been a-
bout fifty professions of faith. Some
of these are from among church mem
bers who said that they had never
before been converted, and others
will go to somf of the other churches
in town, while about twenty-fiv’ve
have imiicat';d their intention of un
iting with the Baptist Church. :
The mefting will come to a close
on Sunday- night. On Sunday after
noon the* will be a snecial service
at three o’clock to which everybody i-;
invited, and Mr. Smith will speak 021
“The Second Coming of Christ.” Mr.
McCravy’s brother, Mr. James Mc-
Cravj who is also an evagnelistic
singer, is here to spend a few days
with his brother, andt hey together
will put on a special musical program
at this Sunday afternoon service. The
special music and this subject should
I attract a company of people that will
pack the church to the doors.
Nercous troubles, with backache,
dizzy spells, queer pains and irregu
lar kidneys, give reason to suspect
kidney weakness and to try the re
medy that has helped your neigh
bors. Ask your nei jor!
Mrs. H. F. Towr' nd, Whitmire
St., Brevard, says: ' Jome time ago
I had a^ bad attack ti kidney trouble.
My back was weak and ached all the
time. I felt tired and languid and
could hardly straighten after stoop
ing. Mornings I was tired and weak
and could hardly get around. My
head ached, I had nervous spells and
I would get dizzy and black specks
floated before my eyes. My kidneys.,
didn’t ait right, either. Hearing of
Poan’s^idpey Pifls, I got a supply
a he Ouckworth Drug Co., and soon
■ss ^ntirely cured.”
SCc, at a’.l dealers. Don’t
'c for a kidney remedy—get
- idney Pills—the same that
• n«e’'d had. Foster-Milburn
'frs,, Buffalo, N. Y.