MIRROK OK TKANSYIjVANIA COUNTY 1^11'i;
(Name changed from Sylvan Valley News, January 1, 1917.)
BREVARD, NORTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY, JULY 13. 1917.
BREVMD HED CROSS
HAS BEEN ORGANIZED
Hamilton Tlolnios niid Dr. (iniy
of Tryon spoko to a luiinbrr of Bro-
Vard |HH)plo Monday niijht at llu'
court house, ]>rt*sontint; tin* ntu'ds
and clnims of tlu* Aiiu'iu Hn Hed
Cross. Tho spenkers \v*t»‘ intro
duced l)y .1. S. Silvrrstoin.
At the close i>f the ud(lres^'es, T.
U. Shipman mit(h‘ ii nuttion to rt^-
ect an ortriviu/ition, which whk
hdoptod, and a coiiinnttee \nhs up-
pointed to canvass the aud'.t-nee for
luenihers. T'vi'nty st'ven names
■wore added to tlie 1''who *‘niolU‘d
as niemhtTs hist wt.*ek ol tin* Ashe-
It was decnh'd to nn-orporate the
auxiliary orf.rMnr/.“d last week with
the new nn*mht*rs and witli tl'.i>S(‘
who were already menil'ers ot tlie
national urfjram/'ititin. niakimr a
total of about ''O, and with thesi-
establish a local eh:i]tt» r.
The olTu’ers of the Huxiliftrv pre
viously t>r^'Uii/t‘d wi'Vf ;
Kev. .lohii K. H.-iy, chainnMn ; A
H. Ki/,t*r, secretary . H N ('arner.
1,800 FtlM INQUIRIES
BROUGHT FEW REPLIES
Less Than 200 Replies Received
From Inquiry Sent Out By
Local Bank to Ascertain Farm
ing and Gardening Status.
FRENCH BROAD GAMP
HAS GOOD OPENING
Frrn( li lin a l
.Inly ;! \Nith 11'
prospects of the
HUally tint', Tlic
last vear was '.M
were sui)])Osed to
Major H 1'. Kaint's, t " n late
dat»* before the oitcnini:, had few
expectations of cnr' ll;r.;_' a lars^f
number of boys this stunnicr and
W’as really uiiprejiarcd for >ueh an
incrrast* ovt t la>t vear's attiiid-
nnce. 'I’l- nit't t the ilemaiul h‘ was
eom])elh‘d t>' tfle^^raph t.i ('harli'S-
ton for inijre tents, aijil it lit'caiiu’
neces.sary to t iilurtri* thr dinintr
ro^)in and make other additi^ iis to
the cam]i etpr.pmont
MANY LOCAL RECRUITS
FOR MACHINE GUN CORPS
Kn;:('ni* Allisiui rt-cfntly n ■■civeil
Jij)])ointTnt'nt as ."rrL:t'ant with an
tlmrity t.i Vhi'-r vi iiiiitcfis t a- a
e>)m]»any of maunttd niacliinf i:\iu
mrn, iindrr c. ii.numd r-f Iv.
i.('herryuf 1 iit^tunia. 'I'lif (cin-
I)tiny at full strfimth will havt> '.'1
rnt-n, wln> will In- rtcruitt'd wlu'liy
frnm WfsT'-rn N ith Carolina.
Sergeant AIIismu liiis sure.-(‘did
in rai>inu' nun fr,.rn tin-' uunly.
most of wli. :ii arc tr'':u IJi sman.
Tlie l?revard Banking company,
about six wet'ks ajit*, .sent out a
nnn\ber of ]>ost cards t«) farmers
and others snspectei of havini'
fanning tondeneies, for the purpose
of f^atherin;; infurnuitii>n (“oneern-
in:^ th;s year’s crops 'I'liere were
blanks to be tilled about tlie number
of acres ]tlanted in corn, i)otatoes,
iiTid otht'r field crops, and also (]iu‘S-
tions «lin'cted to ])ersons iniltivat-
iim only snuill ])ieces of land.
'I'here wer»? It'itoof these stamped
cards sent t»ut. Ia*ss than ',’0(' were
answert'il. For the whole county,
th>‘refore, the information fxatliered
WHS m»*a^re and hardly justifn'd
the turn* and trouble of the under
taking:, which certainly had a use
ful purpost*. A flood many of tin*
answers were from thos»> cultivat-
in^r trardens, l»ut not many of thi‘s«*
were raisin;^ vegetables to sell.
Only a very few were from those
v.bo were uiulertakin;.: ;;ardeiiinu
fi’r the first time. v>iiic!i indicates
that nmst of tlie ]>eo]ile liavi* been
raisitii; v»‘LTetable> lor iheir own
list' and that tliei'o has been
marked increaM* in tlu* ranks t)f
Sonu* of the rejilit's showed con-
siderablt' interest in the riiisih^ of
foodstnlTs. oTie man savinir that h**
mure favor- j limi jilou^hed up his back yard tv)
! ir.eet the emergency, ant'ther le-
clarint:. “By the hel]» of the Lord 1
intend to rai>e iny own living this
GANTATA-ORATORIO SUNDAY NIGHT AT METHODIST CHURCH EDUCATIONAL BOARD
INrKkIv)U OF METHODIST CHURCH HEKORE INSTALLATION
OK PIPE ORGAN
As a recital in connection with , With vt*ry fi^w exceptions, all the
tlu' installation of tlu* new ]>ipc^ songs are taken lit(‘rally from the
organ, "The Divine Shejilfrd,” a Hible.
('untata-i»ratorio, will be given at Tliose having solo ]iarts are
tlu! Methoilist church on Sunday Misses Flora Duckworth, Mary
night by H number of singers under .lan(* King and (Jrace .Mynatt, so-
the direction of .\lrs. (\ H. Trow- j>ranos; Mrs. >. W. (Godfrey,
bridge. Misses Frankie fvilj)atrick, Kather-
Mrs. Trowbridire has devoted in(* Frwin and Loree Smith, con
mu('h time in the drilling of traltos; t'. Harwell, tenor ;(i,
choruses, and one or mort> singers F. Lathrop, bass.
The cliorus singers are Mesdames
cam]) ojH-ned on
]iu;iils, itiid the
se.'ison are unu-
h.'tve been selected from the clioirs
of all t lie local churches. 'I’he mnsic
ls of a nature t • make it specially
Isuitiibleto ])i[>e origan aecomj)ani-
[ nuMit. a ]tart whi( h will bt* })cr-
fornu (I by Mi>s Maml Allison.
'Fhe ])ublic ha;> been
invited to this recital.
\V. l-^ I’oovey, Welch (lalloway.
(4. ('. Kiljiatrick, ^L M. King. (>.
T. Crary, sopranos; Mrs. L. II.
Hay IK'S and Mrs. A. M \'erdery,
contraltos ; 1* L. (ialhimore. Her
cordially man Jordan, A. B. Kiley and .John
, Hamrick, tenors; \V. H. and Ku-
CROI> INCREASE SHOWN
HELD BUSY SESSION IN TRANSYLVANIA CO.
Tho board of education met on
Mojiday to Htt(;nd to matters con
tinued from the r«“gular .Inly meet
The cdntract for building the
new school houses for the Fenrose
high school was let to I*. F. Mc(iruire
on Ills bid of 'I'lie house
will be constructed ot wood accord
ing tt» ]tlan N(j. I of the state build
ing plans, Hnd will be a rootny
structure suflicient to accommo
date all the various dei)artments of
the high school.
The hojird ajjpropriated funds
for assisting tlu; Car.-ons creek dis
trict in covering their school hou.se.
Ai)proi)riation w'as also made for
rental on the Turkey creek build
Tbe salary of county sujierinten-
dent was fixed at a month, or
$'.()() a V(*ar, as in tlu> jirtivious term.
The board ap-pointed the cluiir-
m(*n of th'.' various district school
committees as attendance ciHicers
to enforce the requirements of the
BREVARD CUTS TUNNEL
TO UY SEWER LINE
\Vhlie the cantata consists of sep- gt'Pe Allison, .lot' Kiehle, (-iaither
crate number'^, tlu‘ ctmnt'cting ('orpening and Cecil Shelheld,
tlK'ine is the life of riirist. Fir.^t bas."(‘s.
are ])ro])liecies of His coming, then In addition to the or;j:an accom-
the story of liis birth, next His life ])animent, instrumental parts are
and teaching's, and linally His su])plied by Mr. and Mrs. \V. H,
(h'ath, resurrt“(‘tioii and ascension. Harris with cornet and clarinet.
CANNING CLUB WILL
FURNISH CANS CHEAP
! The Canning chili of Brevard
i wants all ]*eo])le of Ti ansylvania
I county w’lhi are interestetl in can-
j niniz to know that (“tins may be
' secured from tin* said club at four
ct nt" a can or less, ]>r'.vided a> |
; ni.iny as forty thousand cans are
^ll:ned for. 'I'hcse can«' n-tail at
se \ I n c(‘nts, but tlirou^h tlu' go veru-
ineT'.t a car U.iail may be bouixlit for
the above itrice. Any ]iersoii who
. want> tliese cans will ]ilt ase notify
Mrs. M. Macfie bid'ore .luU
■Mr. 'rrviwbridge t»f Brt vard Insti
tute will d'l your cann.ng lor vtjii
I at a rt'asoiiable ])rict‘ on Tuesday
I and Friday of each v,fek. Any
fanner having a >ur])lus aniotint of
! vi'getaMl'S itiiiy di>])t)sc ot tht*!ii to
! the club on canning ilav.'. at a
(aptain t h. rrv was here tli'.s week, ; ... ,
1 „ 1 „ I, >. I ♦' : reasonable iiiii'c.or the>e veiretjibles
und ordt.'r-' ha\c t;ei ii i>-ueil tor- '
Ihe men t'^ leave here t>n ’riiur'^ilay
f»»r (ia."tt»nia, v.here they will lie
sworn into the letieral servict'.
The coinj.aiiy. when fully re j
cruited. w ill b" >’ibje f t > a call to j TEACHERS EXAMINED
the colors "11 Auirust -i. It will
may bi^ exehangt'il ft r cans.
I’lu' cans are ti,* l»e storetl in tlu'
Allison building on Main street.
In laying tho sewer line to take
care of stowage em})tving into
Brushy creek and that from the
'Pransyl vania '^I’anning com])any
when the plant bt'gins opt'raiions
tlie town struck tjuite a gigantic
task. Xo great ditliculty was
encuuntered in following the con
tour of the hill ah>ng Brushy creek,
but (.n leaving tlm creek for a
vhortcr routt* to the river and
crossini,' the road at a low ])oint
shortly this sitii* t.f the home of
K. W. Blythe it w'ls nec.'ssary to
iiuiy the line feet into t*arth :n
oriler to elTect a jirojier gradi'.
At the ]>oint where the lin
crosst's Mu* rttatl so mueh digirint:
Would havt- been nect'ssary for a
dit('h that thret* wt'ils were* (Iul:
and till.' earth tunneled for several
f(*et. A windlass was erected over
one of the wells to make l»*ss ditli-
cult till' rt'tiioval of water and
A small f(jrce of hands has been
(‘mj>loyi‘d at and m ar this jiuint for
a good long 'vhilo
Most of the tw»*nty crop report
ers who were r»*eently ref|nested to
make a monttily »*stimate of crop
Conditions iTi their resj)eetivo com-
munitif's faihnl in th(* first attempt
since onlv nine resiK)nded with the
government reports fjlle«i out.
These reports showed the a verage
iix-ren.se in corn acreat'e. uf about
'J't ])er c(*nt with conditiDus jaxjr
owing to dtl weather last month
There was an averatre j>er cent
in. rease in Iri'-h potato f.Toj) with
conditions favorable, an average
cro]» af sweet ])otatoes and rye, but
nly ahoiit 7.‘ per c«'nt of a hay
croji; not half a crop of ai»i>les ; not
an avc'raixf* jiasturaire, j)robably
due to crop acn*age. and at^out an
average crop of vegetables, scarcely
any jteaches, little over half crop of
irrajM'S ; with blackberry crop a lit
tle ofT and sorghum cane about
Th(* Irish potato croj) was re-
])orted as doubled in acreage at
Blantyre and (Quebec.
The News editor, who is acting
as county secretary, and who sends
out the blanks and tabulates the re
ports and forwards to Raleit^h, will
forward the s(*cond batch of blanks
the latter part of th* month for the
•Inly report in tht* hope of fuller
returns from all the reporters. The
names of those reporting
follow: ('. F. Baldwin. ^
son, .1. H. House, W. }’
Leon (fillesj>ie. C. H - ■
Zachary, Geo. W
‘TEN VIRCIHS” Bi • IkTmEA
CLASS WAS WELl RECIEVED
support the Fir^t N C ;-.ivalry
COMPLAINTS TO COMMISSIONERS
The county ( n.n is'-loriers met
on .Monday n, r:.:t ' U'. ordin^' t"
rc(‘ess on .1 uly
('om]ilaiiits Wert hen!’ ! on ta xes
for r.'iraii'l adju-tui'-nt-' matle.
Tbe (d»*rk WHS orilere 1 to forwiiril
foni])iaints to t!ie ci i p.'r.ition com
The c'lcrk wa** onl, tfd to serve
notic'es on ta.\ payr'r*- who ha i not
listed to appear anti L'ivi' in lists of
]»roperty for taxati n.
MOVIES EVERY NiCHT
Movie fans in and around Bre
vard are now (*njoyii'g motion i)ic-
tnres every night in the w’eek t*.v-
cept Sunday. The daily program
was inangurat('d last week and will
continue through th(* summer.
The management is showing a good
lino of pictures and they are en
joyed by tairly ^ood crowds.
Superinteridt lit A. F. Mitchell
iieltl exaiinnations t)f flu* applicants
for e auity te.'ielu'rs' certilicates at
tile graded school on Monday, Tues
day and Wethiesday accortling t«;
nistriK tions from tht' state board,
ami iilso gave oi)portunity to those
who hatl been misinforn»ed about
the dates of e.\amination to take
the examination f(_>r stM'ond gratb*
certificates on Thursday and Fii-
'I’lK'n'were 11 a]»i)licants on the
first two days, of whom only two
took tlr* examination for first gradt'
cc'rtiticates. Xoneot the a])plicants
UNION MEETING AT TOXAWAY
1.%- Arn‘ri aii I’r- -.s .\.--s
Secretary of War Newton D. Baker.
I’hi.to Itv Pr.
-\ss. ii iati.in.
Chief of Militia Affairs William A.
TriE cnuRcn EXPAnwnG
Th(* union meetim: of churches
of the Transylvania Baptist assc-
ciation will meet with the Lake
Toxaway church .Inly 27-‘i0. All
j)astors of churches in the assucda-
tion are urged to attend and get a
good delegatif)n to attend and make
the meetint-'s a succc'ss.
I I iJOUlU(
C O rr\-rr\. u. rx 11 y
Id e 2^.1 o
ENROLLMENT AT CAMP
SAPPHIRE IS BROWING
The ('urollmcnt at cam]) Sa])pl'.ii e.
whicli recently had tpiite an au
spicious ojiening, has incrcasetl un
til it has rca'-ht'd r.’.'i. In additiim
ti> this number of ])Uj)ils there are
SOME OF THE REGISTERED
CONFUSED OVER NUMBERS
When tht' st'lectivi*. ttraft regis
tration was madi! the rt'gistration
cards were numbiTed serially at
each registration ]>laCi*. The t'X-
“'I'hc Ten Virgins," the song and
sacred ])lay renib'rt'd by the ^hila-
tht'a class of the .'’v(.*vartl *^ist
Sunday school Sundav • =
enjoyetl by a crowd th-
church ft) overt!'iwin^
In adtliti in to the vt'ry .
parablt' rentlertd by canti.
l)y tt'n y lunir hulit's rol Cv.
white, a cullection of songs, ta*
and recitations inadt* up an interest
ing ]>rogram, for v.hich the Phila-
thea class of abi.ut I'l unmarried
latlies IS entitled tt) considerable
No services weri* held at the
Methudi.'t church Sunday night.
BAPTIST SUNDAY SCHOOL
REACHES 350 ENROLLMENT
Tlu' fiuart 'rly vejiort i.f the wiu'k
of tlu' Brcvaru Baptist Sumlav
school to tile clmre’’ last Sunday
i showed a irr:itity:i;;-r L'l owt h . Tlu:
averagt' eurulliueiit daring tlic
I (iuart»*r was ii'> and the averagt'
' attendance ‘J1 I for each Sunday
' with a total (.•olleetion td’ •'rl 1.
i Tht' larg- sf ennailment in the
! historv of tlieschi'ol was on .Innc
1 7, wlu-n it rcacht
terly revi-'al of the records left
the enrcilb’it'nt last Sunday at -K'*
acaiust'Jl- one year agv>, vvhich i::.
considt'red 5i heaithv trrowth.
t*m?ition board of coiirsi* c(.iull not ACCRED!TED SUMMER SCHOOLS
pri'tit'rve these* numbers but inst.ead
had to number tht* r*i:istrur.ts s^‘n-
ally for the whole county, lu-nct'
A lett-. r ttonni r snjierirt*ndent
T. C. Hemlersi.n fr.im F. V]. Sams
piv-sent numbers by which they w;ll i secretary t f tlu- state b ianl of ex-
be drafted do not corrcspoml w;th • amint'rs and instnute conductors,
those on the registration cards. j gives the !oii.,uing list of ac.‘n>d-
The exemption board lias c>an-' sumii.er seh-.ois which tcacher.s
pleted the tabulati«*n i»l i.aTces «nd . atten^l uisteail of attending the
their numbt'rs, a copy of winch is ; ot)unty institutes :
posted at thi* eourt liou.se Tlu* j r„i‘vers;ty of N. rth (arolina,
draft will not be nuule until iii
strnctions from Wasliington.
0. G. WARD BUILOINQ
Tnt OTi RUML niGiTrcoosncai
Any in«liiutioa that h«« Ibr ^ i^ion uf the aJvanccmcnl of ihe KtnKdocn of Hod u^oo ••(tb ou^ht to rncovra^c by cll
Ibc mc«o» ta iu power cvcrydiinK tUm rooiluci>c tu the %«clfare of tbe commuoily it bM beea crc«tc4 lo •err*.
The Board of Home Missions and (Ihurch Extension of the Methodist Episcopal Cburcb
1701 AKCU bTKEtr. raiLAUtLi’tUA, rtNNSYLVAMA
The foundution work and rough
flooring for D. G. Ward s house
opposite the reisidence of J. S. Sll-
vi*rstein has been conijiletetl. Mr.
Ward will have nuite an attractive
residence with large basement and
Statt* Xoriual ('ollegi*. State ( i.jllegt;
of A. and F. at Kaleigh, Fastern
Carolina 'rejichers’ Training School
at (^reenviilf*. (’uiu'wliee Xorn al,
and Aj)pal.;chian Nor:n;ii at lU>oue.
WHEN SCHOOLS BEGIN
The board of education ordered
that no schools ojion before the
first Monday in August nor later
than the lirst Monday in October.