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BREVARD, N. C. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1919.
The third annual county fair is
ing to be held in Brevard October
15th and 16th. The Transylvania
county fair is an educational insti
tution filling the place that no other
institution can fill. It is the purpose
of the officers to make the fair this
^ear the best ever held in the county,
going to be an inspiration for
fer and better things for both the
ig and the old.
If you haven’t already got some
thing to bring to the fair look the
premium list over and start right now
• to win some of the .valuable prizes
offered in the premium list. A num
ber of iiltci^ting features are going
to be added to the fair this year for
recreation, fun and amusement.
Everybody come, everything free.
At the recent meeting of the officers
the following men were elected as
members of the executive committee:
R. H. Zachary, Chairman, Robert
Orr, C. C. Duckworth, C. M. Doyle
and R. W. Evereett.
Finance Committee, C. C. Duck
worth and C. M. Doyle.
IT CAN BE DONE
Organize a company and build an
electric road from Brevard, N. C. to
Greenville, S. C.
Make the proper application at once
and get a fine Gov. Post Office for
Establish the new Telephone Com
All this can be done easily and
quickly—by using push.
HENDERSON COUNTY WAKES
At last the Henderson county road
commissioners have decided to work
their end of the road between Hender
sonville and Brevard. The section
betwen Etowah and Horse Shoe has
long since been in a very bad condi
tion and the motorists in this section
will welcome the improvements.
LOTS FOUND READY SALE
The local real estate market has
been unusually active during the past
week. Several large deals in land
in the county are now pending and
a number have already been com
pleted. An auction sale was held last
Friday of the Gash tract extending
from Maple Street toBroad Street.
This boundary which was the last of
one of the largest estates in the coun
ty was divided into lots and sold in
a short time. Purchasers evidently
tliought Brevard property a good in
vestment as all the lots brought a
good price and were readily sold.
It is onicterstood that some of those
tdio boOMt lots last Friday expect to
begin line immediate erection of
houses on their property. Among the
buyers were Mr. and Bfrs. W. C.
Power of Philadelphia, Bfrs. F. P.
Sledge, R. R. .Deaver and G. G. Duck-
4^ worth of Brevard, W. B. Cohen and
D. B. Hyer of Charleston, S. C. In
f. addition to the sales made at aue-
Qon R. L. Gash boui^t the Riehtfd
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BREVARD YOUNG MAN MARRIES
TIUNSYIVANU IS A
GOOD ROADS COOm
Transylvania is rapidly taking a
place in the front rank of North Car
olina counties that are known as
the most progressive counties in the
State. The chief cause of this rapid
advance during the past year has
been good roads. The good roads
of this county have been among the
direct means of making most of the
real estate deals which have been
made during the past few months.
The good roads of the couhty have
brought a large per cent of the tour
ists who have come to Brevard and
surrounding territory this season and
have perhaps been the strongest of
the attractions that have influenced
so large a number of the visitors to
remain for extended sojourns in this
For a number of years good roads
advocates have claimed that first
class highways do more than any
other single improvement to ad
vance all the interests of all the
people of a community. The truth
of this claim has been well establish
ed by "the record made in this county
since the work of the present board
of county road commissioners began
to get under way. These officials
mapped out a plan of highway im
provements for this county a com
paratively short time ago which seem
ed even to the most enthusiastic
among the local good roads advoca
tes almost impossible to accomplish
for a number of years at least. But
the doubtful ones did not take into
account the efficiency and energy of
the members of thie county road
board. The first program for local
highway improvement has long since
been completed and the first plans
made have been amplified until at
present Transylvania roads are bet
ter than those of any neighboring
county and there is probably not a
better piece of grading to be found
in the south than that on the Tran
sylvania section of the Brevard-Hen-
dersonville highway. The improve
ment on this road alone makes a re
cord of which any group of road
officers might well be proud, but it
is only one of the striking features
of the achievements of the road
commissioners of this county and to
the activities of these officers perhaps
in larger measure than to any other
in the county is due the present pros
perity of Transylvania.
The chairman of the county road
committee is T. H.^Shipman and his
associates are C. E. Orr and R. F.
FROM BREVARD TO CHARLOTTE
C. P. Wilkins left on Saturday for
Charlotte where he goes to attend
the state convention of the officers of
the T. S. Franklin Insurance Agetfcy.
Mr. Wilkins is the special agent of
this concern for this section of West
ern North Carolina. The visiting in
surance men were entertained 1st Mon
day at a luncheon by the Manufac
turer’s Club of Charlotte.
Friends here have received an-
Bouaeemettta of the marriage of Z.
W. Nieholfe, Jr. and Miss QiMa of
Washington City. The wedding took
flaee in Washington where Mr. Nich-
4k Is connafettd ^th the dvil ler-
ir|ee aa4 |PMag eoayle are ocen-
Pfiag the reddence #Ueb the ftoein
teceadr perebased ia tbit dtyt
mfl Bryson Fanuly
held at Beta. N. C.
)l>er 4, 1919. All the
ktiTea take notice and
LITTLE RIVW SCHOOL TO HAVE
tiM sixth win
which tfce N«wa
iPOQld be Iield at
plaee at tiie Little
The Brevard Public Schools will
open next Monday morning at nine
o’clock. For the first time a regular
high school cours of study is to be
offered pupils of the local public
schools and the high school depart
ment is to have a building all its
own. While it is thought rather im
probable that the new building will
be ready for occupancy next Monday
it will be rushed to completion at
the earliest possible date and will be
ready for use liefore the work of the
coming season has gone very far. It
is possible that work of the domestic
art and domestic science classes
will have to be postponed until the
class-rooms and laboratories in the
building are ready for them. In ad
dition to instruction in cooking and
sewing a through course in stenogra
phy and bookkeeping is to be a fea
ture of the curriculum of the high
school. A large gymnasiu has been
provided for in the construction of
the new house and classes in physical
training will be organized at an early
date in the high school and among
the grades. Another new feature of
the course of study which will be
shared by the pupils of the grades
as well as those of the high school
will be the course in public school
singing which will be conducted by
Miss Ethel Johnson. In addition to
Miss Johnson who comes here for the
first time this fall there are five new
teachers in the graded school. They
are Misses Frances and Ursula Harri
son, Mary Peck Hay, Hattie Aiken,
and Una Mae Hayes.
Miss Cora Tyner returns as prin
cipal of the high school. She will
have Mrs. O. W. Godfrey and Miss
Verna Goode, both of whom were
here last year, as her assistants.
Mrs. A. B. Riley and Misses Eliza
beth Morton and Carrie Homaday of
the graded school faculty were here
last year also.
MRS. TURNER DIES IN ASHE
A message was received here Tues
day conveying the intelligence of the
death of Mrs. Elizabeth Turner of
Asheville. Mrs. Turner was well-
known here as she visited this place
often as the guest of lii^rs. Fitch
Taylor. Mrs. Turner was a native of
England and was about eighty-one
years of age when she died. She has
been a resident of Asheville for over
thirty years having come to that cily
from her home in Yorkshire, Eng
land. She is survived by six child
ren three of whom, Mrs. F. Thomas,
Mrs. B. M. Lee and Frank Turner are
residents of Asheville.
THE PIEDMONT HERALD
We have this week received the first
issue of The PMdment Herald» the
latest in the joumaUatie arena of
North Carolina. The new publica
tion is printed at Troy; N. C. and
makes ite initial bow with the declar
ation that its aim will be to exploit
the fertile lands, divirsified minerals
and healthful climate of Montgomery
CoQiity. The owner and editor of
the paper is Mr. A. Seldftrs to whom
the NEWS extends best wishes at the
beginning of hia new enterprise.
CITY BOARD MEETING
The Board of Aldermen held l^eir
regular meeting in the olBce of the
city clerk Monday night. The School
Comndsaionen came before the board
to request the immediate grading of
the sidewalk in front of tlie new high
adiool bwildfaig. Few «Oer nattars
of importaaee eame befeve the meet
lag' Moodajr aigliti
The Board of Education met in
regular session on Sept 1st inst.
Among the most important duties of
the day the Board appointed Mr. W.
H. Duckworth to fill the vacancy that
was caused on the Board by the re
signation of Mr. F. L. Wilson in or
der to accept the position as County
Attendance Officer. The County
knows of Mr. Duckworth’s many ad
mirable qualities and it goes without
saying that he will make good in his
n«w field. Mr. Duckworth expects
to wind up his work as school com
mittee of the Brevard High School
as soon as possible and then qualify
for his greater position of serving the
The Board took notice that the at
tendance upon the schools of the
County is greater by far than ever
in the history of the* County.
Among the requests for more rooms
the following appear:
Blantyre wants another room; Lit
tle River wants another room Brevard
colored wants another room, and
Mr. F. L. Wilson, County Atten
dance Officer, reported that he had
visited 21 schpols and that he had
placed nearly 50 children of the
compulsory age in school; further
that he encouraged a number of
others to attend who are not sub
ject to the compulsory law. Out of
the whole number he has had to
deal with not one has he had to
bring before Judge N. A. Miller.
The County Board desires most
hearty coM>peration with the school
folk and desires the aid of the whole
County to make the present school
year a grand success. The demands
on the Board for buildings and
repairs are tremendous and the
Board desires that- each district be
patient for it is only a question of
time till all will be reached. The
Board has the interest of the diild-
ren at heart and is planning great
things for them.
Yours for success,
A. F. MITCHELL, Co. Supt.
LARGE ENROLLMENT AT BRE
Brevard Institute opened Thursday
morning with the largest enrollment
of boarding students in its history.
In fact the dormitory accommoda
tions of the local institution are al
ready inadequate for the demands of
the term that it is just opening and
the Breese residence on Caldwell St.
has been leased by the school and will
be used to take care of students who
could not secure rooms in the dormi
For the first time in the history
of the school it opens without the
presence of primary pupils. The pri
mary section of the Institute has been
discontinued and the entire attention
of its teaching corps will hereafter
be devoted to the development of
the departments for the training of
pupils above the fifth grade.
FORMER RESIDENTS RETURN
)£r. and Mrs. J. H. Kitchens arzivied
this week from Post, Texas for a vis
it to r^tives and friends in this
Mr. Kitdiena is a Transylvanian
and left his home here many years
ago to live in the wert. He says that
he never imi^rined tiiat he would
find such a pretty town wlien he
retnmed to Brev^. He aaja^ tiuit
the mountains look higlmr and Hm
sky much bluer than when he left
bare tidrty yeam aga.. Ifer. and Ifia.
Ritdbaa wffl be in Hia eomi^ for aer-
HRS. C.F. EVANS
Mrs. Charles F. Evans died last
Friday evening. Although she had
been in poor health for some time
her condition did not become alarm
ing until a few days before her death
. which occurred at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. J. W. Burnette on
East Main St. The funeral was
held at the' Burnette residence on
Sunday 'morning and the interent
was in the Gillespie Cemetery. Both
services were conducted by Rev. J. C.
Mrs. Evans came to Brevard about
four years ago from Knoxville, Tenn.
and the memory of her friendship will
be treasured by all who knew her
well and to whom her life was a con
On last Sunday morning Rev. W.
E. Poovey, pastor of the Brevard
Methodist Church made announce
ment ef the fact that he expected to
be transferred to another field at the
close of the present Conference Year,
Oct. 22nd, and that it was his purpo^
to devote the remaining time to
preaching a series of “Group Ser
mons on Great Subject.”
We give below a Calendar, with
the suggestion that you clip it for
reference, and make an effort to hear
each of these final messages of your
11:00 A. M.—“INFLUENCE”.
8:00 P. M.—“EFFLUENCE.”
11:00 A. M.—^“The Divinity of
8:00 P. M.—^“Miracles on Trial**.
11:00 A. M.— “STEADFAST
NESS” (For Children.)
8:00 P. M.—“The Sinless Christ”
11:00 A. M.—Abounding but in
8:00 P. M.—^*^The Keys of the
11:00 A. M.—^**Messianic Types”,
8:00 P. M.—^“Messianic Types,”
11:00 A. M.—Sermon by Presid*-
8:00 P. M.—^**Temptation of Je
11:00 A. M.—^*Temptation of Je?
8:00 P. M.—^'*Temptation of Je
GIFT TO LIBRARY
The U. D. C. Library has recently
received a valuable addition to the
eolle^on of books on ita shelves.
The new books were presented to the
library by Mr. E. T. Henning and
comprise 'more than fifty volumes
of reference and historical works and
U. D. C MEETING
The Septenri>er meeting of the
Transyhraoia Cbi^ter U. D. C. will
be hdd at the Ubxaiy on Saturday,
Sept. 7th at 5:80 P. M. Dues for
the year must be paid at this time and
delegates elected to the Division meet
ing at High Pomt in October.
Mrs. O. T. CRARY, See.
Your advertiawneiit Brevard
News wffl ba read by isot* ^Mui 5000
The regular weekly meeting of
Connestee Lodge No. 237, I. O. O. F.
took place Monday night. Sept 1st.
W. H. Grogan, Noble Grand, W.
N. Com, Vice Grand; T. R. England,
Treasurer; A. E. Hampton, Secretary;
Wm. A. Band, Chaplain; R. L. Gash,
Warden. An enthusiastic meeting
was held and quite a number of the
boys were present including:
A. E. Hampton, Wm^ A. Band, R.
L. Gash, A. R. Metcalf, D. L. Thrift,
M. Nicholson, J. E. Smith, C. R. Clark,
W. M. Com, James Lyday, John Stan-
cil, J. W. Collins, A. N. Collins, W.
H. Grogan, G. W. Cole and others.
After some good talks the mem
bers enjoyed a splendid banquet.
Extra special meeting next Mon
Farming is nature’s calling in the
open and free
Growing vegetables and fruit in
Raising ducks and chickens, also grain
If you like gqod living farming
can’t be beat.
Chanticleer’s clarion voice awakens
Then you hear the cackle of the
The birds sing cheerily at the break of
They make the welkin ring with
their sweetest song.
Tilling land is healthy and it makes
you feel fine.
Crops peep out from the earth
greeting the sunshine
Drinking in the dew gives them new
They break through to freedom and
Trees come out in blossom in the
Bushes with new foliage and the
The grass is nature’s carpet, it Covers
glade and field
Flowers bloom in radience, sweet
Ripened wheat, com and rye brings
harvest very nigh.
Nature cures the golden grain, it
is thrashed bye and bye
Mowing timothy and clover they ma
ture as they lay
You gamer in the straw, and the
fti^^rant new mown hay.
Cattle in the pastures, contentedly
Grazing here and there, tiien tbcy
rest a spell
Wading in the stream, drinking tisa
Strolling home at sundown fhmt
Jnst before the twilight the famer
He has drilled, plowed and aown,
working like a. tork.
The cows are millced, the stock fed
before ha can stop.
Yet the fann«r*s life ia tha beat At
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DOUGLAS WIER, Baltimore, Md.
Arliufton and Greenmovife Ava.
RED CROSS CLASS IN HCMIR
All girla or women intereabad la
the organisatimi of a R^ <C3mb
in Home NnrslDg begin abi^ S^pt.’
10, are aahed to at,tl»
Saturday, Sept 7 at S P. 1|., . |
Nwsins Coin. Tran. Chap. A. It