MIRROR OF TRA?s’SYLiV^\JSriA COUNTY LIFE
(Name changed from Sylvan Valley News, January 1, 191?.)
BREVARD, NORTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY, MARCH 30. 1917.
Toiaway Lumber Company Orginized and Will Build 15 Miles
of Flume Into Gloucester Section to 10,000-Acre
Boundary; Will Provide Employment for Hundreds of
Men for About 15 Years.
The To X a way Lumber company, i the erection of two saw mills on
a newly orfjanizccl corporation for | the boundary. It is understood
the purpose of removiD*; acid w^ood that the enterprise when completed
and timber frou' a boundary of
about lO.OOt) acres in the Gloucester
section, promises the greatest de
velopment in the history of that
community in the building of a
flume lino 15 miios long to connect
will afford employment for two or
three hundred i)eo!)le.
Tlie Champion Fibre company of
Canton is snid to have contracted
for the d«’livery and sale of all the
acid wood on the boundary to the
vrith the Southern railway between I pi,at Canton. It is estimated
Quebec and Ti^xawny. | that lhe^^’ are 150.000 cords of ebest-
' nut wood on the area and that it
will require 15 years to market all
The Toxaway Lumber company
has been chartered with an author
ized capital of s^oO.OOO with betwe»'n
five and six thoujiand )mid in, O.
W. Clayton of Bn'vard and \V. J.
Owen of Lake Toxaway are the
principal inoorporntors. Tht» ecm-
pany has taken over the stock of
merchaudij^t- of Mr. Owen and is
having lumber cut for the com-
ihe forest products.
(leorge \Vrii»ht of the firm t»f
Martin, Rollins & Wright or Ashe
ville and Kalpb i-i Fisher l»jst week
eomi)leted the abstract of titles to
the bonnunry forniorlv owned 1»>
tile Jirt'vard T.anI & Timber coin-
])jiny, known as the Brown speeu
missary which T. S. Clayton, broth.' lation, whicfi the new company has
er of O. W. Clayton, will manage in | taken over.
order to accommodate the employes
as well as the general trade.
Contracts are being let for the
erection of a 15 mile, flume up the
-west fork of the French Broad river
into the Gloucester section. The
flame will intersect the Southern
railway at trestle No. 5, or the
“curve trestle” at John D. Gallo
A switch about 1,000 feet long
will be built by the Southern at
this point to accommodate tho pro
ducts conveyed down the llume.
Far from tho railroad and with
out transportation faciliti«*s of any
kind the owners of mountain lands
in parts of +he section to be ))ene-
trated by this flume line, have
found it unprofitable and impracti
cable to market the almost unlimit
ed resources of forest products. It
is understood that the flume will
S , u.:i !>liHUOL BAllY
HAVE OUTLINED PLANS
All Schools In County Requested
to Participate in Big Sunday
The annual Sunday school rally
of Transylvania county >vill be
held in Brevard on Tuesday, the
first day of May.
At the rally last year it was de
cidt'd to make the occasion an an
nual event. In pursuance of such
decision the Sunday school sui>er-
intendents or representatives from
the Brevard Sunday schools met at
the home of Prof. C. H. Trow
bridge OQ Tuesday night and laid
the foundation work for the big
day in the Sunday school history
of the county. Prof. Trowbridge
was made chairman.
Those in attendance Tuesday
night decided to follow for the
greater part the plans which made
the rally such a great success last
year One change decided upon
was that to the efl’ect that all Sun
day schools would be invited to co-
o})erate in furnishing refreshments
for the rallv, tho same to be spread
on a long table to be provided for
the use of all the Sunday schools.
All Sunday schools in the county
will be invited to participate in the
rally, the details of which will be
worked out by the conmiittees ap
pointed Tuesday night, a member
of each Brevard Sunday school
having a place on each committee.
The names of those selected to serve on
the committees follow, the letter within
parenthesis before each name indicating
be conducted on a basis so as to
it. X ... , the denomination or Sunday school repre-
permit the transportation of the | , ♦u . ,i -u...-
products of people in the section
through which it passes, as a result
of which a great deal of timber and
which will afford transportation} wood not owned by the
facilities for the removal of acid j com])any will be placed on the
and pulp wood and other lumber | market.
products from about 10,000 acres of j This is calculated to result in a
mountain country rich in forest. great dcvelojmient for the entire
products. I section contiguous to the 15-mile
Preparations are being made for | flume.
scnted, the first-named being chairman.
Athletics; (P.) John Smith; (O. G.)
Eugene Allison; (M.) Woodford Zachary;
(I.) John Hamrick; (E.) Alex Kizer; (B.)
BUILDING AND LOAN
HAS BIB, BUSY BDOM
STOCKHOLDERS FIND IT
IN HEALTHFUL STATE
All Directors Give Present Series
Big Bbost By Five Additio
nal Shares Each.
The annual meeting of the stock
holders of tho Brevard Building
and Loan association, followed by
the annual meeting of the newly
elected directors, was held in the
oflBoe of the Brevard Banking com
pany Tuesday afternoon and the
following directors were elected ;
C. C. Yongue, F. E. Shnford, H.
j^(^rrier, C. M. Cooke, J. A. Mil-
jr., J* W. McMinn and T. H.
Shipman. All were re-elected ex
cept Mr. Carrier, who succeeded
Dr. Goode Cheatham.
Thirty-one stockholders were
present in person or by proxy.
The annual report of Secretary-
Treasurer A. M. Verdery showed
th© association to bo in excellent
■hape, and growing rapidly. Mr.
Verdery reported that during the
past two years *$41,966.43 had been
paid to stockholders in withdrawals,
^'cinoelled mortgages and profits
that of this amount ♦5,809.43
was paid as profits to stockholders.
The directors met following ad-
jonrnment of the meeting of stock
holders and elected officers as fol
President, T. H. Shipman.
' Vice president, H. N. Carrier.
Secretary-treasnrer, A.M. Verdery
Attorneys, W. E. Breese and D. L.
of oiiioers except in the case of Mr.
Carrier, who succeded Dr. Cheat
ham as vice president, the latter
having moved to Henderson.
The directors passtal upon a batch
of applications for loans and dis
cussed the conditions and prospects
of the association. Mr. Verdery j
exi>res.scd the belief that this would
be the banner \ear fur the associa
tion, sayiuf; that a great deal of
stock had been taken in the st ries
which opened this month. Regret
was expressed that more carpenters
had not been induced to join the
association especially in view of
new Joe Tinsley.
Mental Contests: (B.) J. C. Jones; (O.
G.) W. H. Allison; (M.) Miss Flattie Aiken;
(I.) Miss Maud Ellen Pike; (E.) Mrs. H. N.
Carrier; (P.) Miss Katherine Erwin.
Refreshments: (E.) Mrs. 0. L. Erwin;
(O. G.) Mrs. VV. H. Allison; (M.)Mrs.T. D.
England; (P.) Mrs, Goode Cheatham; (B.)
Mrs. W. M. Henry; (I.) Miss Alma Trow
Program: (0. G.) V. D. Peek; (B.) O.
L. Jones; (P.) A. B. Riley; (I.) A. F. Mitch
ell; (M.) Mibs Sue Cannon; (E.) Mrs. C. M.
The general committee will be com
posed of the various chairmen and the
superintendents, Henry Ranson will be
chairman of this committee.
Miss AUie Cautrell will be marshall, and
mounted on horse will begin the line of
march from the Episcopal church, follow
ing Main street to Caldwell and Caldwell
to Depot and Depot to the Southern de
pot, thence down Whitmire to Brevard
All committemen are requested to meet
at the Institute on next Tuesday night
the fact that it is an institutiou
that encourages home-building. pyomptly at 8 o’clock, when the rally
from which the carpenters reap
direct benellts. Business men are
the most liberal subscribers. The
dii'ectors became so enthused over
the advantages offered by the as
sociation that they showed their
endorsement of its purposes and
operiitions by each subscribing ior
five additional shares and pledging
themselves to show the association’s
advantages to others in the hope of
encouraging systematic savings in
a «afe institution, and in aiding in
the building of homes in Transyl
vania county, in which undertak
ing the aasoeiation has helped to
the extent of about 100 homes.
The directors expressed apprecia
tion for the faithful service x’ender-
ed by Mr. Verdery as secretary and
treasurer and voted to increase his
salary, which was deemed too low
in view of the great amount of
Work entiiiled and especially since
th'^ business of the organization has
taken on sach an appreciable
plans will be perfected.
The following superintendents were
present, or were represented by proxy, at
the meeting Tuesday night:
Institute, W, O. Parker; Oak Grove, M.
J. Orr; Methodist, Welch Galloway; Pres
byterian, A. B. Riley; Episcopal, Mrs. D. G.
Ward; Baptist, Noah M. Hollowell.
New or renewal subscriptions
(beginning January 1) will cost
$t.00 for one ^c'ar, M cents
months, 35 ce^ 3 months, 25
“Seek and ye shall find”
through the Diversified column.
There waa .no change in the list cents for 2 months.
Each copy of
from office w91 be
charged for at
1 for 5 cents
6*for 25 cents
ey and Effort For Child’s
Mental development Will Hfiturn
Many Fold,” Says ^ev. McDaniel
(By Rev. A. W. McDaniel, Pastor Brevard Baptist Church.)
That article by Prof. J. C. Jones in the initial column of
the last issue of the Brevard News concerning the public
school situation in Brevard is thought-provoking to every
parent and patriotic citizen.
In this progressive age the child that fails to secure a
good education enters life handicapped—fights against
odds, feels his inferiority to his fellows, and is destined to
fill a much smaller sphere than he otherwise would have
filled. No parent can escape keen pain and bitter disap
pointment when compelled to be a helpless witness to the
blighting of the future of his own offspring. Every parent
hopes to see his children become efficient and useful mem
bers of society.
The nation needs efficient citizens. This point is being
forced home to us now. Efficiency cannot come without
proper intellectual training. The efficiency of the German
army of today is a result of universal military training to a
youth that had already received universal intellectual train
ing of a most thorough sort.
To do the proper intellectual training in our schools a
certain minimum amount of equipment is necessary. In
Brevard we have efficient teachers of good moral charac
ter. We have bright boys and girls of the same sort from
which our leaders in finance, state and church have been
made in the past. But the teacher cannot train even bright
minds without room and equipment any more than a good
farmer can producc good crops on good soil without tools.
As the progressive farmer recognizes that every dollar
put into good roads in his section brings back two, in sav
ing his time and strength of his team, and in the wear and
tear of harness and wagons, and in putting him closer to
market with his produce, and increased land valuations; and
as the progressive church man recognizes that every dollar
put into better church facilities will come back to him
many fold in giving him peaceful neighbors, honest busi
ness men, a safer community for his family, a better com
munity atmosphere for rearing children, lessened taxation
for court costs and police expenses, because of less viola
tion of law; so, the thinking citizen recognizes that all
money and effort expended in the intellectual development
of the child in the proper moral atmosphere will return
Just how we will secure the needed school space and
equipment for the children now in Brevard, and scores of
others who will soon move in, is not for me to say. I will
say that we should be willing to resort to heroic measures
if necessary. The English peqple last year paid fifty cents
per capita per day for war tax. We venture the assertion
that for one tenth of that sum per annum we could build
good roads, ample school buildings with good equipments,
in each district, and build and equip good modern practical
working church houses for all our churches, and not only
keep interest paid but also in due time discharge the prin
Some of us think we could not stand any more taxes,
yet we spend much money for things that are not neces
sary which we should be willing to turn into useful chan
nels. We believe that if we should all do this we could
pay all additional taxes to have the necessary school facili
ties and have a handsome surplus for other worthy objects.
Less money should be put into amusements, intemperate
habits, etc., and more into books and brains.
Is it not a safe guess that carnivals and other shows have
taken enough money out of our township in the last two
years to furnish all that we now need so badly in the way
of room and equipment for the education of our young
As a parent and property holder in Brevard I am willing
to cheerfully bear my part of the necessary taxes to provide
the proper educational facilities for our children.
F ^ LOAN bUMiU
TO MEET SATURDAY
LOANS TO EE GRANTED
FOR ONLY 5 PER CENT
All Applicants for Loans Should
Attend—List of Those De
(By Prof, T. C. Henderson.)
To all who are interested in the
natiunal farm loan association of
this county we wish to announce
that a meeting will bo held in the
court house at Brevard at 10 o’clock
Saturday morning, March 31, for
the purpf'so filling out applica
tions to tho Federal Land Bank of
Columbia for loans through our
county association. All who have
given tboir names as prospective
members, and any others who
wish to join, must b(^ present at
this meetir.;; if they wish to secure
a loan with tho first applicants, a.s
every one is required to sign his
own application.- It is necessary
to meet in the morning, as the
work to be done that day will re-
qui re several hours.
The farmers V7ill be intere.'sted to
learn that the Farm Loan Board
has announced that the interest
rate on all loans made to farmers
throughout the county by the
Federal Land banks will be only
5 per cent per annum.
Only “actual farmers” can bor
row money from the Federal Land
bank through the farm loan at^so-
ciation. As to what constitutes an
actual farmer” we have been try
ing to get definite information.
The idea we had that one must
live on his farm in order to be en
titled to membership in the farm
loan association is erroneous, as
the law simply states that no loan
shall be made to any person who is
not at the time, or shortly to be
come, engaged in the cultivation
of the farm mortgaged. The ruling
of the Farm Loan board on this
)rovision of tho law is that “an
actual farmer is one who conducts
tho farm and directs its entire
oporahon, cultivating the same
with his own hands, or by means
of hired labor.
‘An owner, to borrow under the
farm loan act, must be responsible
in every way, financially and other
wise, for the cultivation of his
land.” Borrowers “must also be
residents of the territory in which
their farm is located.”
Tho question has been raised
whether or not n farm owner w^ho
has on his farm a “share” tenant
can borrow through this system.
The Farm Loan board in Washing
ton has not yet made a ruling on
this point, but will doubtless do so
Continued on page four.
MANY BOYS AND 6ISLS
ENROLL IN CLUB WORK
School Children Competing for
Prizes to Be Awarded in Oc
tober-Several Schools Have
The following names of school children
have been enrolled for the various agri
cultural clubs of the county:
Davidson River School: Ralph Osborne,
Blantyre School: Edgar Woodfin, David
Holliday, Clannie Justus.
Calvert School: Arthur Whitmire.
Brevard School: Hampton Scruggs,
Charles Nicholson, James Waters, Cicero
Davidson River School: Blanche Os
Brevard School: J. R. Neill, Lila Brack
en, Florence Galloway, Inei Nicholson,
Nell Johnston, Margaret Bryant, Roy
Buirell, William Perkins, Arthur Bryson,
Blanton Mitchell, Edith Galloway, Mary
Davidson River School: Otis Frady.
Blantyre School: Harvey Wcodfin.
Calvert School: Reuben Cantrell, Edwin
Morgan, Elsie Morgan.
Brevard School: Etienne Cloud, William
Faulkner, Edwin English.
Tomato and Canning Club.
Calvert School: Essie Cantrell.
Brevard School: Georgia Dalton. Mildred
Trantham, Jewel Ashworth, Agnes Clay
Brevard School: Branch Paxton, Jr.,
Brevard School: Frank Duckworth, Roy
Bread Baking Club.
Brevard School: Lavernie Weilt, Gladys
No enrollments have yet been made by
several schools in the county which are
situated in good farming communities,
The names should be sent in at once in
order that all may have a good chance to
succecd in the contests and a hope to win
some of the prizes to be given at the
county commencement next October.
T. C. HENDERSON,
MUSIC HOUSE OPENED
HERE BY MR. MICHAEL
W. B. Michael, factory repre
sentative for Western North Caro
lina of the Weaver Piano Co., of
York, Pa., has opened business in
the building between the Brevard
Hardware company and the Duck
worth Drug company, with Prof»
J. B. Summey in charge.
Mr. Michael intends to handle a
number of musical instruments,
sheet music and probably a line of
Read the Diyersifieds also.
DR. SUMIHEY AND BOY SCOUTS
Dr, T. J. Summey entertained
the Boy Scouts on Wednesday
night of last week with an inter
esting talk at his office on request
of Scoutmaster J. R. Hay.
To the pleasant sarprise of the
Scoutmaster and the Seonts the
talk to the boys was followed by
ice cream, oake and oandy as the
outcome of the physician’s hospi
tality. Then followed jotes and