BREVARD, N. C. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1919.
NEWS POPULARITY CONTEST
The News popularity contest closed
Saturday nigh with all contcestants
testifying that .it had been conducted
fairly from the begining to the end.
Promply at 6:30 the ballot box was
turned over to th following gentlemen
tabulated and counted the ^otes.
J. Mac Allison.
Dr. J. Y. McKinney.
Alex H. Kiser.
These gentlemen opened the ballot
box, tabulated carefully the votes j
each contestant had rceived and made |
the following report. j'
“We, tRe Judges in the Brevard ■
News contest,- do hereby declare that!
we have made a careful audit of the j
votes cast for the various contestants
and have placed opposite their names
the correct vote.”
Miss Alda White 6,602,000
Miss Reba Ashworth .... .2,780,500
Mrs. Leona Saltz 2,557,500
PLEADS FOR SUNDAY
Editor Brevard News:
For some time I’ve been away from
your town—the place I love to call
home—and to which I look back with
fond memories, but have never had
occasion to ask for a space in your
paper through w^hich I might greet
my friends, as many of the boys have
who have gone away. However, I am
asking this favor of you now, that I
may come to the people of Transyl
vania county in an appeal, the nature
of which I will try to present as brief
ly as possible.
ENDORSES PLAN FOR
Editor Brevard News—
Dear Sir:—I endorse every word
of the article in your latest issue of
the News. By all means, let us wo
men of Transylvania have a county
demonstrator. If men find a farm
demonstrator a paying proposition,
why not the women? Almost every
county in the eastern part of the
state has one, and the women and
girls of Transylvania are just as
smart, just as appreciative, and just
as deserving of the best as any.
Think of the saving in money to
our county, when our girls, having
learned the various commercial packs
and the very latest and best methods
are able to supply our local merchants
with all the canned fruits and vege
tables they can sell. Think too, of
the added influence and interest of
our young w’omen when they can,
while living at home, supply them-
I noticed with much regret, that
last year the annual Sunday School ^ selves with liberal pocket money from
Rally Day, which had been started : th'® source.
two years previous, was not observed, i county that has tried a lady
so it is in regard to the observance of demonstrator has been willing to give
Miss Mildred Bryant 2,157,500 t^at day, and in the interest of S. S. her up. The proof of the pudding is
Mrs. Ed Mackey. 1,955,000 -^york in general, that I wish to speak eatinj?. Let us have her for
Miss Marie Kilpatrick 1,701,000 the people of our splendid town year’s trial, anyhow. The plan
Each contestant who failed to win and county. ! deserves that much, and so do we.
In a Letter to His Father, Sergeant
Davitl L. Hunt Gives an Outline
of His Trrxt to France.
On May 5th, 1917, the 115th Ma
chine Gun Battalion under command
of Maj. William R. Robertson, start
ed on its trip to help “Get the kais
er.” This batallion,, composed of
four companies. A, B, C and D, was
divided into two parts and sent to
Camp Merritt, New Jersey by two
separate routes. I belonged to Co.
A, which was on the same train with
Co. B. Our route was via Charlotte,
Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia
and Camp Merritt.
On May 11, 1917, we sailed from
Philadelphia and after a trip of
about four days we reached the har
bor of Halifax, Nova Scotia, stayed
CLUB WANTS HOME
. The greatest calamity possible to
the industrial activity of this county
occured on Wednesday morning when j
the main building of the plant of the :
Transylvania Tanning Co. was burned
to the ground.
The fire was discovered by the
nightwatchman at two o’clock A. M.
and in less than a hour the mainbuild-
ing with its entire contents was reduc
ed to ashes. The structure was two
stories high, 700 by 80 feet in dimen
sion and at the time of the fire con
tained a full stock of hides.
ing the lage guns which we could hear
booming in the distance, the first of
course that we had ever heard.
It was about twelve o’clock when
“Gerry” (the popular name that ap
plies to any German in general) woke
there one day and joined a fleet of! us with bombs which were raining
eleven other transports before we down any and everywhere, and the
started across sea which was a trip
of ten days.
Our English ship was partly load-
with chickens, apples, and candies.
But our food for the sixteen days’
roar of the anti-aircraft guns all
around Calis, one would naturly think
that there would be no town or camp
left by morning.
A few days later we were detrained
a prize received a splendid vote con^-; Perhaps there has never before j
sidering the amount of time they were heen a time when the conditions in j
able to devote to the contest, and a every activity of life have undergone |
number of them have called on us this such marked and sudden changes as
week to express their appreciatio’.i. takin;^ placc today. This is true
Eech contestant is satisfied that they not only in the political and com-
obtained a square deal from both, i'-icrcial world, but in our social and
Loop who managed the contest, aii'I ieliji’ious life as well.
A Transylvania Woman.
WHY WE ARE LATE
The prizes wore delivered promply
to the winners all whom vre believe,
have received the congrratulations of
the ccontestants who remained in the
contest to the end and did not win a
prize but received their cash commis
In view of this fact, is it not time
. .Owing to the pressure of work in
this office incident to closing up busi
ness in connection with the contest
for those who love the Lord Jesus recently conducted by the NEWS we
Christ and wish to see His work pro- were twelve hours late in going to the
j^ress, to awaken out of slumber and press.
move forward with greater zeal and \
earnestness than ^ver before.
It was my privilege recently to at
tend a banquet ?:iven by “The Inter
national Sunday School League” at
MISS BRYANT ENTERTAINS
Cut out, secure as many signatures
the Auditorium hotel in this city. At possible, and mail to Mrs. S. M.
this meeting v.as started a nation- Macfie. .Every woman in the county
wi:le effort to raise twenty million asked to sign.
Miss Mildred Bryant entertained a in four years for Sunday • • Mrs. S. M. Macfie, Chairman Can-
number of friends at her home ¥v\- school work all over the world. At Club, Mrs. O. W. Godfrey, Pres-
day evening with a Valentine mas- ti’at time Mr. F. L. Brown, general i^ent Betterment Association, Mrs. E.
querade world secretary for the organization, Blythe, County Chairman N. C.
The Valentine motif prevailed in in his address some very inter- Educational Association, Miss Annie
the artistic decorations of the house facts about his experience in Jean Gash, Director Educational work
and the gay costumes worn bv the S. S. work. He said, among other of the Red Cross, Mrs. J. S. Brom-
dancers. The merrymakers unmask- things, that his first work in the S. S. field. President Wednesday Book
ed at midnight when a delicious sup- teaching a class of teen-age boys Club, Mrs. C. B. Deaver, Vice-Presi-
per was served. east side of New York'' city.
Among those enjoying Miss Bry- He told interesting incidents of his
ant’s hospitality were Misses Bolly experience with those boys
Carr, Louise Patton, Miriam Silver- street, but the most important thing Superintendent of School
Steen, Gladys Glenn, Mary Jane King, that one of those boys became a Board of County Commissioners to
Irene McMinn, Marjorie Gartkier, noted judge of the juvenile court of to secure for Transylvania »
Mary Blythe, Ethel Kilpatrick, Janie New York city and that he sat on the
Moseley and Verna Goode, Mrs. T. bench beside the judge one day while
H. Shipman, Mrs. Ashe, Mrs. Macfie, he called a number of offending i ^ ^ ^ ^
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Miller, Mr. and youngsters before him. The judge | back to Little River and make Ev-
would ask each one if he had ever boy and girl in Sunday school
attended Sunday school. About 90 , your war cry until the victory is won.
per cent ansv/ered “no.” Those who j You could not start in a better v/ay
had attended he would release on i than with a great Rally Day in April
dent Mathatasian Club.
CO. DEMONSTRATOR COUPON
of the ! We earnestly request our County
Demonstrator of Woman’s Work.
Mrs. Crousehorn, Overton Erwin,
Brown and Frank Carr, H. H. Patton,
Alex Kizer, Francis Sledge, Jno. Mc
Lean^ Clarence Deaver and Chas.
trip w'as tea, half-cooked goat meat near St Omer. The Corporals and
(not mutton), army hard bread Sergeants were sent to a special
(hard tacks), pickles and a few tea machine gun schools, to take as long
cakes occasionally. We paid 10, 25 i a course as possible before that the
and 50 cents apiece for the apples time that the 30th, Division, “Old
and about the same for the choco-. Hickory” was scheduled to go to the •
lates, etc. Why did we pay the front. I was sent to Camiers, France
the price? Because we had to live, j where the “General Headquarters
The goverment allots 41 cents per Base Machine Gun School” was locat-
day for food to each soldier but-well ed. I had a course of thirty days at
that’s simply another one of “those this school before we v/ent to the’
things” that we cannot understand. | front.
When the convoy reached the war ; In a machine gun company a corpor
zone a distance of about five hun- ral is in charge of a sniiard of seven
dred miles from Europe w'e were men and one gun. A sergeant is in
joined by six American submarire charge of a section w'hich is composed
destroyers w’hich escorted us until of two squads. The .tmnner of each
w^e landed. It was about 1-A. M. squad must be entirely reliable and
May 25th, 1917, as we were drawing afTicient. The best gunner in our'
near the middle of the Irish Sea, company w'as Monroe Wilson of Tran-
when our fleet was attacked by two sylvania County,
submarines,but in the same manner | From the later part of September
that the United States ended the war until about the middle of October the
her chasers that were guarding us, 30th (N. C., S, C. and Tenn.) 27th,
ended the two submarines, that is (New York) Divisiors were driving
very promply. , the Germans out of St. Quentin and
We landed in Liverpool and our | Cambrai and w^ere the first American
next move was b y rail to Dover, troops to' penetrate the Hindenburg
This W’as a main line English rail- Line, which was throuc:h those two
road and made exceptionally good towms. Both the divisions were all
speed. It made at least thirty miles shot up. I vras in charge of two
an hour, which is “running some” ; machine guns and fourteen privates,
for a train in Europe. There are The boys got all shot up, legs and
four wheels under each car. Each arms, and some w^ere ?rassed. Monroe
car has four sections and each sec- Wilson of Brevard w-as slightly w’ound
tion has two seats. Each seat ac- ■ ed in the head by schrapnel. He was'
commodates three hum.an beings or one of my gunners, and a very good
five soldiers with all their equipment gunner. The 30th and 27th divisions
If you go from a one section to won the war on the Western Front,
another, you must get out on the when they broke the Hindenburg Line
ground first. The trainmen gets on it finished Kaiser Bill. Those two div-
the roof and puts his hand thru a ision were the first American troops
trap door to light the gas lamps. j in Belgium too. We wear a gold star
When the English soldiers are for that. I have several decorations
aboard these trains, they stop at and stripes.
probation after he had asked them | when you could organize for the
AT THE METHODIST CHURCH
• why they had left S. S. and made
j them promise to return and be faith-
' ful to their teachers and class. The
Judge then told Mr. Brown that rarely
ever did one of those paroled boys or
'^^irls come before him again; but of
those who did not attend S. S., many
i.j ie before him repeatedly.
jh^j^tian..people of Transylvania
i ounty, will not the influence of the
Sunday school w'ork in our pure
9:45 a. m.—Sunday school (Mis
11 a. m.—A sermon by the pastor,
“Salvation by Co-operation.”
7:15 p. m.—Rev. W. H. Willi.. i:
Presiding Elder of Asheville Distri^^
will preach, and hold the First Qa ir
terly Conference of Brevard ^ boys and girls, even greater
— j things to the glory of God? When
AT THE BAPTIST CHURCH !you have won the boys and girls of
today for Christ, you have solved all
he social problem^ of the next gen-
11 a. m.—The Loaves and Fishes.
7:30 p. m.—‘'Church Membor^kip oration,
and its Responsibilities.” The ordi- May I urge you then, of every
nance of Baptism will be administer- church and denomination to organize
ed at this service and the • Church in one mighty effort to establish a
Covenant will be read. Sunday School in every neighborhood
Come and bring your friends. that hasn’t one already, from Hog-
I take the liberty to write to you
this because in heart I am one of you.
It was in Brevard I found Christ as
my Saviour; it was there I caught a
vision of the need for workers in the
Master’s vineyard and started out
to do my small bit in an humble way
for Him. Let us realize that we need
no new gospel for this new day, but
that the same kind of faith in that
same Jesus of Calvary’s Cross, which
saved father and mother, will save
every boy and girl, every man and wo
man, who will exercise that faith to
day. May we move forward io meet
with new energy, the new problems
of the day.
153 Institute Place,
every good sized village in order
that hot tea can be issued to the
j “Fighting Tommies.”
I From Dover we crossed the Eng
lish Channel and landed in Calais,
France. Marched from the dock to
a so-called “Rest Camp” but the
name “rest” is entirely misleading,
because there is nothing restful
; about any rest camp.
Judging by the way that the French
people stared at us they probably had
never seen any American soldiers. Af
ter “Promenading” around the “Burg’
while we returned to the rest camp,
which was named “Gamp Sands” by
a member of the company, appro
priately namod too, as th3 sand was
The 30th division was trained at
Camp Sevier and the 27th, at Camp
Wadsworth, at present they are near
St. Nazaiae, waiting to be sent back
to a real country U. S. A.
I have already told you in one of
other letters, that after servering a
long time at the front I was recom
mended for the job and was sent to
the 2nd, Corps Replacement Battal-
lion as a machine gun instructor foi*^
the training of the new replacements
just sent over from U. S. These men
were also given instruction in gas
before we assigned them to various
divisions where they were needed.
After the armstice was signed I was
sent to the 40th, division (The Sun-
ankle deep. When our supper was ^ shine Division) which was from Cal.
over, which was the same as breakfast We are now at Bardeaux with orders
and dinner, corned beef and hard to itake the first available transporta-
bread, “Bully beef and hard tack” we tion to the U. S.
played cards awhile and'had our even- On account of their initiative, alert
ing smokes. And had talks-concem-
ness, and swiftness, the Amei^cans
At a meeting of the Brevard Wed
nesday Club on February 12th a reso
lution was passed strongly endorsing
the plan of having a Home Demon
strator for Transylvania county.
The Club urges upon all women
who are interested in having a dem
onstrator to see or write our County
Commissioners and say that they
want one. Appeals may be made
either through the various v/omen’s
clubs and societies or through per
are the best soldiers in France. The
Australians, Canadians, and Scotch
soldiers lack those three qualites to
the degree of the Americans and for
that reason cannot be placed on the
same footing as the soldiers from the
U. S. Next are the French soldiers.
They are splendid soldiers but are too
slow and are not agressive enough.
Very good on a defense and can hold
the line, but dont have much success
v/hen they go over after .“Gerry”
Judging by what I have heard, the
Italians rank next to the French N.ext
are the Belgians, and at the bottom
of the list we find the “Fighting Eng
lish.” The English did well on air
crafts, and did much in transporting
» I have beening trying to find out
why they call this “Sunny France”.
If they would call it Muddy France
or Rainy France, there would be no
puzzle to the phrase.
During the eitrh months that I have
been over here w^e have had some
good weather, Iwill venture to say
that we have had at least 23 to 27
cl?ar sunshining days, during the
eight months. And no two or three
The w^es^' ni Belgium arou-id Y^''rrs
a’" I through Fianders is lower than
sea level. When we were entrenched
nc.a' J pres (which is noth’ng but a
pile of rocks and bricks) we could dig
only a few feet on account of water-
rising and in most places it would
rise anyway. At one time the Bel-
p ^ o"en''d certain flood gates and
drove the Gcnnans out.
The people of v/estern Belgium are
almost uncivilized. They w’ouM run
and hide, ect. and would take the
handles oif he pumps in orJer that
we could not get w’ater to drink. They
live in huts of tv/o rooms, they live
in one room and the horses and pigs
cct. live in the other room. The chick
ens ]i2trol the dining table. We caught
a Belgian artillery battery with their
guns reversed and shelling the Bel
gians towns that were within range.
Of course they were turned over to
the firing squad. 1 could name many
The people of Northern France are
civilized but very slouchy looking.
The towns and houses of northern
France are very unsanitary. And the
height of these people’s ambition is to
cheat soldiers out of as much money
as possible. In southern France there
is rather a good class of people, com-
paritively speaking. Their tovms and
homes are clean, and they have bams
for their horses, cows, ect. They are
very kind, generous and courteous
with the American soldiers. With
the exception of sanitation the towns
of France are alike. Cobblestones
for pavements and the only place
where they have side-walks that are
wide enough to walk on is Paris,
Some of the towns have a street car
system, but none of them are any
good. Nearly aU of the baiidings are
of stone and brick and no buildings'
over three or four, stories high. Ev^n
in the wonderfid, famous ci^ ni
Paris in Snntfy Franee. iFms
a large area of gtound. A few -of the
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