BREVARD, N. C. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7th, 1919.
tio0mh€r2 to tl, W9
Tune to Re-Join
HDSD RED CROSS
ROIL CALL IS ON
(The following notice and list of
committees should have been printed
last week and would have had it not
been that the power went off and we
could not get the type up.—Ed.)
Editor Brevard News:
Will you kindly publish the recently
appointed list as committee of or
ganization for the third Red Cross
Roll Call Campaign, running from
Nov. 2 to 11th inslusive. And I w’ould
ask that you give this subject what
prominence you can in the interven
ing issues of your paper.
All memberships expire Dec. 1st
and it costs on dollar to re-enlist
for another year. The object every
where is to re-enlist as many as pos-*
The character and work of the Red
Cross is too well known to need com
ment from me. 1 ask that the at
tention of all preachers and all the
teachers of the county, make special
effort to re-enlist as many as possible.
One dollar paid to any appointed
worker or to Mr. G. E. Lathrop, Bre
vard, will bring you a reciept of mem
Below is given the committee.
Roll Cal Chairman, R. H. Zachary,
Brevard, N. C.
Director. Pub. Supl., E. L. Simms.
Dir. Speakers, C. E. Puette.
Roll Call Cashier, G. E. Lathrop.
Dir. Mens Divn., Rev. J. C. Seagle.
Dir. Womens Divn. Mrs. B. T. Eg-
Dir. Industrial Divn., A. M. White.
Dir. War Veterans Divn., Charlie
R. H. ZACHARY,
Roll Call Chairman.
There was an enthuastic meeting at
St. Philips ijm Tuesday evening, Nov.
4tii, in behu^ of the one million en
dowment tflnvi for “The University
of the South” and stirring addresses
full of pep and push were made by
Archdeacon Griffith, Mr. Wm. Red
mond and Mr. Postelwarte of Ashe-
ville. Three hundred and seventy five
dollars were pledged by those pre
sent and Mr. Lathrop and Mr. Ward'
"m vere appointed canvassers among the
men and Mrs. Frank Jenkins and Mrs.
Ward among the women. Bright
hopes are entertained that we* will
reach our apportionment of six hun
dred dollars. All it needs is “a long
pull, a strong pull, and a pull alto
gether,” and we will go over the top
Rev. J. R. Hay left last week on
his vacation. He will spetit some time
with his sister, Mrs. McCaskell in
MR. HAHLIN WRITES
. ABOUT RAMOAd
i !s approaching the
r i . L.ie reminiscent age. The
, n - : y ■' olations along the way afford
o^^ o.wunity for ruminations and
pf.ntomines. Things amusing, things
regretable and things of a higher or
der repass before the eyes backward
turned, recalling scenes, actions and
circumstances of the by-gone and if
not reproducing tho old sensations
completely there is an echo still.
Some of these it might be well to
forget but others might be passed
down the line as of historic value.
One of the latter Dr. Hunt brought
to mind in a recent communication
relative to the building of the H. &
B. railroad. Where the Doctor stop
ped I will begin.
On the afternoon before the mass
meeting to which he refers I was in
vited to call at the law office of W.
B. Duckworth, which was in the
sccond story of a wood building
standing on the corner where the
Macfie-Brodie Dru» Co. now stands.
When I arrived I found Dr. C. W.
Hunt, W. B. Duckworth and W. P.
Whitmire. Mr. McMinn was absent.
Here Dr. Hunt’s pen falls lest it
might be egotistical and my ow» fal
ters. As I remember these men were
unusually jovial as though they fore-
say the ultimate success of their pro
ject. Their abundant enthusiasm
and the want of any such feeling in
myself put me at a loss. They seem
ed to be siezed by a feeling akin to
that that obsessed the alied army
when every soldier from the marshall
to the humblest private felt in every
fibre of himself: “They shall not fiass”
and so, on speaking for all said some
thing like this: “We are going to
build a railroad—from Henderson
ville to Brevard—in the mass meet
ing tomorrow -we must have a man to
act as chairman who understands the
ropes. There must be no mistake
made. • We ask you to preside.” No
ticing the emphasis was placed on
“must” rather than on “man”, being
in sympathy with the movement and
wishing to be helpful, I became mul-
leable. Outside of politics this method
of proceedure may appear more amus
ing than necessary to success, but re
calling the trend of the campaign
down to the driving of the last spike
demonstrates the wisdom of this af
ternoon conference. Remember that
in the election for a issuing of one
to four votes favoring the issue. The
idea was a right presentation of the
subject to the public. W. B. Duck
worth was to be the chairman of the
committee on resolutions thereby giv
ing him the first speech in which he
was to unfold the whole project and
show the feasibility of the undertak
ing. The entire personnel of the
committee was made out, eRrolled and
placed into the would be chairman’s
pocket for the next day’s announce-
mmt. In order to be sure that the
riirht men were placed upon this com
mittee. Much time was spent in spe
culations as to the probable attitude
of each; no name went on the list
without >\u^wnous consent.
The feature of this
conferencel^^^Bnaps, after the ad
justment of^^^machinery for the
next day’s mfl^|iulations, the Solons
sat down to dictate the resolutions
that must necessarily be ready to
open the very discussion. The steno
grapher with peA in hand ftjinounced
his readiness for copy. “L<»ad out”,
said one to a certain other. Pipe
eascd\own, eyes to the floor, silence
in e3(pecta^y came the reply, “No,
you, somehowl^san not get my
J. F. Shipman, wood superintendent
of Brevard Tannin Co. dropped dead
while talking over the telephone last
Thursday. Mr. Shipman was in con
versation with Mr. Crousehome when
the end came. Mr. Crousehome no
ticed that the conversation was very
abruptly broken off and upon inquiry
as to what was the matter found that
the man was dead.
Mr. Shipman's home was in Hender
sonville but at the time of his death
he was in the Pink Beds. He is sur
vived by a wife and five children, four
girls and one boy who have the smy-
pathy of many friends in Brevard.
Services will be conducted Sunday
in Brevard and Davidson River Pres
byterian churches by Rev. Huske of
Eastern North Carolina. Beginning
with next Sunday, Nov. 9th, services
will be held in the morning at David
son River and in the afternoon at
Brevard—the hours will be 11:00 A.
M. and’ 3:30 P. M.
ings." So with sfi^ilar excuses bid
aU. So bent on a^(^ing tria |>h,
their mental powers stf^ed be fcd
Disgusted with themselves they ad
journed to early morning promising
to bring the wanted paper. When
the morning arrived minds were
clear, deliberative the scope of the
day’s work was well set forth in re
The time for the meeting arrived;
the unseen program was rendered
without a hitch, producing apparently
the planned for, hoped for and
At the adjournment, the inspera-
tion coming from the new thought of
the possibility, even the feasibility of
the people of Transylvania county
being able of their own resources and
without the aid of foreign capitol—
the source of disappointements ^ the
past—to build the railroad so long
coveted was easily observed.
The campaign ordered by this meet
ing for the issurance of construction
bonds soon opened. Mr. Gus Aiken
of Jeptha (now Calvert) opposed the
movement and produced some fric
tion—enough to make the campaign
interesting. The election, by the skin
of the teeth, resulted favorable as
before mentioned. It seems now but
a few days, or weeks at the most, the
news went out that the contract for
construction had been let. Soon work
was begun and proceeded without any
hinderance until it reached its west
A great day was that then and now
for Brevard when the people of Hen
derson and Transylvania in a great
concourse, for that day, came to
gether to witness the driving of the
last spike. By whom driven? I forget.
Was it the heroes of this story? I
guess not. They had reached the
goal and ^ere hid under the stuff
seeking no further recognition.
In reviewing this achievement—
great under the circumstances and
thinking of the rapidity one success
ful event followed another one who
followed along with the happenings
is tempted to say: It is remarkilble
decision is wonderful; cooperative
dicission is irresistable. That’s what
built the H. & B^ railroad.
The same dicission when it'matures
beyond a doubt into decisire decision
^ill build Baily’s to / Greenville or
Hunt’s to Senaca.
I am rather inclined ^o favor the
Greehville project (1) it is more
direct to Charleston, the trading port
of our fathers. (2) Dr. Hunt has sur
vived one railroad paroxysm, don’t
: know about the next; the second at«<
. tack of some diseases proves fatal;
I he can’t be spared professionally.
Just tell Baily how to do Doctor. *
HON. T.H. GALLOWAY
The Honarable T. H. Galloway on
being interviewed by the Editor of
the Brevard News declared that he
was .heartily in favor of the proposed
railroad and wanted to ncourage the
project to the limit of his capacity.
He pointed out that what the people
bf Transylvania County wanted was
a thru railroad and while they were
in favor of all local projcts to beau
tify our County, at the same time
they v»rould vote Bonds for a railroad
in the anticipation of the wonderful
benefits and results obtained, causing
the difFrent local projects to take care
of themselves thru self-defense.
We quote our city father below:
“I am not a practical engineer but
1 have crossed and recrossed thru all
the Gaps in the Blue Ridge mountains
from Maple-Gap on the west to Jones-
Gap on the east—a distance of more
than twenty five miles—and from my
personal observations I am convinced
that Maple-Gap is the most feasible
route by which we can reach a south
ern outlet with a railroad.
“From Galloway’s siding or the
Toxaway Lumber Co’s, siding to said
Maple-Gap the grade will not exceed
2 1-2 per cent and from Maple-Gap
to Lower White Pine'Bottom, a dis
tance of five miles, the grade will not
exceed 2 1-2 per cent. It is true that
the grade from this last point to the
latlands in South Carolina may reach
3 1-4 or possibly 4 per cent. But
this route is a direct line from here
by way of Seneca, S. C. to Atlanta,
Ga. This will put Brevard at least
90 miles nearer to Atlanta, Ga., than
MISS ANNIE ALLISON
MARRIED IN ALA.
A marriage which came as a sur
prise to her many friends in Brev^d
vras that of Miss Annie Allison and
Mr. Nimrod Garth, Jr. of Gainesville,
Ala., which took place last Thursday
evening at Livingston, Ala.
The ceremony was performed by
Rev. Robinson, pastor of First M. E.
church of Livingston, at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. M. Gould.
The wedding took place in the sun
parlor and the impressive ring cere
mony was used. Mrs. Willard Sum
mer and M. B. Gould were the only
The bride was attired in a hand
some gown of brown velvet with ac
cessories to match and carried brides
Mrs. Summer was very attractive
in a gown of brown georgette with
touches of burnt orange and carried
Immediately after the ceremony
the wedding party mortored to Gains-
ville where a reception was tendered
them at the home of the groom’s par
Mr. and Mrs. Gorth will reside in
Galnsville, Ala., where Mr. Gorth has
TEA ROOM TO OPEN SOON
Mesdames C. M. Cooke and M. P.
Brodie have had carpenters and pain
ters busy for several days on the old
Brevard News building putting it in
shape for a tea room which they in
tend to open as soon as the building
can be put in readiness.
This new enterprise will find a very
hearty welcome by the ladies of Bre
vard who have never had a place
where they could have social gather
ings and enjoy a cup of tea.
The News wishes for these ladies
m MISSION AT
ST. PfflUPS CHURCH
The Archdeacon’s visit to St. Phil
ips last week was a delightful one.
Pleasure and profit were happily
mingled. He drew us to himself with
cords of love and his earnest minis
trations weer blest to all who had the
pleasure of hearing him, whether in
the church or the schools or at the
Court House. His talks at the schools
were especially happy.
The weather for the first three even
ing services was inclement but in
spite of the storm there was a goodly
attendance, considering the weather
conditions. On Friday evening with
clear skies there was a large audi
ence, quite filling the church, and his
sermon on “The' Thirsty Soul” went
home wh telling force to the hearts
and cont lonces of his hearers.
Sunc'ry was a beautiful day and
the mo; ' ig service at St. Philips with
the Hr Communion was sweet and
helpful »the large congregation that
filled 1 ' church and listened to his
loving r I helpful discourse on “Five
Sinful " ords”, angry, discontented,
spitefi mkind and idle words.
In the afternoon at the Court House
he spoke on “Eugenics” to a goodly
gatherias and the closing service at
the Methodist Church in the evening
witnessed to the interest he had
aroused by his visit and his face to
face talks with the children, youth,
and men and women who had heard
his stirring appeals and heart scorch
ing exhortatious to live more sober,
righteous and godly lives and rise to
higher plains of life and conduct.
We have never had a more congen
ial or helpful visitor among us who
came to do us^good. He is the right
man in the right place. And the Dis
trict should be grateful to God and
our Bishft>p for giving it such a man
for Archdeacon as the Rev. John H.
Griffith; whose motto seems to be
that of John Wesley:
“To do all the good I can to as
many people as I can, whenever and
whereever I can.”
Let us be good. Let us sound this
iron string. It is the universal note.
Never were men and women of real
sound, unshakeble goodness more
needed than now; in politics, in fi
nance, in the home, in society, in the
Church, in factories and shops and
stores. People of righl life with de
veloped sense of justice, truth, self
control, self sacrifice; lovers of God
and of humanity. Let us be good.
C. D. C.
Rev. and Mrs. W. E. Poovey and
children left Monday morning for
their new abode. Mr. Poovey will
go to his work as presiding elder of
the NortlT Wilkesboro District and
I Mrs. Poovey and children will spend
some time in Florida while they are
deciding where they will make their
Mr. Poovey and family have the
best wishes of many friends in and
around Brevard in their new field; it
is with much regret that they have
been given up.
WITH THE HENDERSONVILLE
The Hendersonville News is to be
congratulated on securing the services
of Prof. A. B. Riley as city editor Mr.
Riley was for several years city ediic
of the Brevar^ News and his mr." '
friends will be glad to know that he
is located closer home. Since leaving
Brevard Mr. Riley srved on the edi
torial staff of the Spartanburg Hel'ald
and from there he went to Wilming
ton where he very ably filled the po
sition 0? city editor of the Wilming
k. committee of representatives of
the four women’s organizations in
Brevard met Monday afternoon to
consider plans for a celebration of
Nov. 11th, Armistice day. It was de
cided to have a parade of schools,
patriotic singing and a church service.
Tl» following committee was ap
Miss C. L. Tyner (Public School)
Miss Pike (Institute) music.
Rev J. L. Seagle, church service.
The hours for the parade and for
the church service will be announced
All county schools are invited to
join the parade.
NOTICE TO TEACHERS
Please take notice that on Nov.
11th next I desire that you each and
all do everything in your power to
bring about a fit program for pre
sentation to the people of your com
munity at your respective schools in
commemoration of Armistice Day. I
think it would be well to set aside
Tuesday, Nov. 11th, to have a big
rally day at your sohool in honor of
your County and the boys who served
us abroad in the Great War. Try to
get every person in your community
to come out to your school on the
aforesaid day and help you to make
the celebration the biggest and best
your district has ever known.
Most cordially yours,
A. F. MITCHELL,
Co. Supt. Pub. Instruction.
in Hog Raising
Increase of hogs in Transylvania
in the past two years, according to
the tax list of the county, are seven-
^c?n hundred and seventy more hogs
l!ie county than there were two
cars ago. This is a very large in
crease. Valuing these hogs at $26.00
. each the farmers in the county are
$44250.00 better off than they were
two years ago and that is a consez-
vative estimate for the registered
hogs of the Duroc and Poland China
with %ome herds of Hampshire have
taken the place of scrubs and moun
SODAERS & SAILORS
There will be a meeting at the
Court House in Brevard, at o’clock
A. M. on November the 11th to or
ganize the ex-soldiers and ex-sailors
of Transylvania County.
Every “ex-man” is urged to be
present and assist in the organiza
tion. We will consider a memorial
for our dead.
RALPH R. FISHER.
AETHELWOLD HOTEL SOLD AT
L. C. Loftis.
The Aethelwold hotel was sold last
Monday noon at auction f9r the sum
of $22,550.00 to W. T. Whitmire of
Asheville who expects to lease the
building as it stands.
This building was erected some fif
teen years ago' by J. W. McMinn at
a cost of over $30,00.00 and when
Mr. McMinn died it fell to his heirs
and had to be sold at auction within
two years fronr liie tune of his death.