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EXPONENT OF TRAN
BREVARD, N. C., FRIDAY, MARCH 25th, 1921
NEW TELEPHONE CO.
TAKES CHARGE APRIL
Will Operate Under the Old Name
Until Up-tO'^ate System Is
HARDWARE MATERIAL BOUGHT
EXPECTED IN A FEW WEEKS:
The Citizens Telephone Company
will take charge of the property of
the Brevard Telephone Company and
the operation of its lines on the first
day of April — Friday of next week.
The new company will operate
under the name of the old until the
new system is fully installed.
All material, such as cables, phones
r:."-;;tchboard, has been purchased
by the new company from the Wes
tern Electric Company, and a rush
order has been put in. Some of the
material will have to be specially
made. It has been promised in from
four to six weeks.
The new system will be installed
to Southern Bell specifications and
will be up-to-date in every respect,
says J. S. Bromfield, president and
general Manager of the company.
Mr. Duncan, chief engineer of the
Southern Bell company, was here for
three days last week, making a sur
vey of the town and preparing blue
At the last meeting of the Board of
Aldermen an application for fran
chise was considered and a franchise
ordinance passed its first reading.
MADE ON TWO OF STREETS:
The town has recently made some
important improvements on North
Caldwell and Railroad Streets.
On North Caldwell at the junction
with Depot street a corner of the hill,
formerly a part of P.^ S. King’s prop
erty. has been cut away. A nearly
trianfrular space of considerable area
has thus been added to the two streets
at a point where many automobiles
and other vehicles pass and turn from
one thoroughfdfe into the other. The
large pole on the corner supporting
many lines of wire has been removed.
Railroad Street, leading from the
overhead bridge to the foot of the
hill has been changed from a mere
road to a street 36 feet wide, and the
power poles moved to the edge of
the new sidewalk. Sanding work
is also to be done there it is under
ROAD PROSPECTS LOOKS GOOD:
T. H. Shipman, chairman of the
county road commissioners, returned
vTuesday from Raleigh, where he went
a few days ago in company with J.
G. Strikeleather to urge Transylvan
ia’s claim for a hard surface road
upon the State Highway Commission.
Mr. Shipman says that the prospects
for this county look very favorable.
A meeting with the county commis
sioners has been set for Thursday,
publication day of The News. Its
results may be expected published in
next week’s issue.
VISITS SICK SON:
Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Bagwell of
Route One visited last week their
son, Erwin, who is recovering from
an attack of pneumonia in Spartan
burg, S. C. The young man has been
in Spartanburg for some time doing
lathing work, which was interrupted
by his illness. Mr. Bagwell has re
turned but his wife remained for a
GEORGE PHILIP TO ERECT
STORE BUILDING ON BROAD
George Philip has signed a con
tract with E. H. Norwood for the
erection of a brick building of one
story and basement on Mr. Philip's
lot on the comer of Broad and Jor
dan Streets. The building is to be
twenty - five by forty feet and the
specifications call for plate glass and
pressed brick front. September 1
Is set as the time for the house to be
Beside a bakery apartment there
will be a place in the building for an
ice cream parlor.
fihoto OiyiMcferwood ^ iAfckfwooJ
Easter dawn/'the lilies say^
“And Christ, our Lord, is risen today
Let every heart be glad.”
But in God’s acre far away.
He lies, who once was blithe and gay;
My heart with dole is sad.
"What means the Easter dawn to meV*
1 asked in gray despondency;
My life is drenched and deaa
The lilies quivered as in pain.
“The one you love wiU live again.
And ever live,” they said.
“Since Jesus lives, we cannot die,
For us He came on earth to buy
A life eternal. There,
Within a mansion safe, they too
Now live, the dearest ones we knew,
Secure from pain and care.”
“O lilies, teach my heart to sing
This anthem of your risen King,
That I may leam to live.”
Their fragrant censers looked at mie
In love, and whispered tenderly:
“Yourself more freely give.
CHURCH TO BUnj)
YOUNG FOLKS HUT
Presbyterians Plan House on
For S. S. Classes and
Mr. and Mrs. James Siniard and
Mrs. L C. Tinsley motored , to Ashe
ville last Saturday.
A Young People’s Hut, rustic in
design, attractive on the exterior and
comfortable and roomy within, is now
being planned by the building com
mittee of the Presbyterian church.
The need of better quarters for the
Sunday School has been under dis
cussion for a long time, and plans
were alm.ost matured to construct a
set of rooms as an upstairs annex to
the church. The hut idea, however,
was no sooner conceived and advan
ced than it met with universal favor,
and the plans being submitted to an
architect and a price approximated,
the construction is regarded as feas
ible and likely to be soon under way.
The hut will be built, according to
present plans, at the rear of the
church on the summit of the hill
which commands a view of mountains
stretching away to the eastern hori-
3on and which overlooks a broad
sweep of valley land including a
large part of the town. On the
valley side will be a porch. Th«
hut itself will be of one large room,
capable of being separated by cur
tains into four apartments for class
room purposes. In one end there
will be a large fireplace, wide enough
to accommodate three-foot logs, be
fore which the young people can
gather on winter evenings for social
enjoyment. A stove also will be pro
vided for such cooking as appertains
to church social functions. Other
conveniences are planned to make
the hut as attractive as possible for
young people’s activities.
The construction is expected to be
gin at an early date, in order for the
hut to be completed before the open
ing of the tourist season.
Mrs. T. J. Neeley is ill at her home
on Whitmire Street.
Are Raising $6900 For Building Ten
New Rooms And Other
At the last quarterly conference
of the Methodist Church held here
recently, permission was' given the
church to build new Sunday School
rooms. A building committee was
appointed consisting of H. C\ Ranson,
C. O. Robinson and Mrs. H. A. Plum
At a later date the Sund"'^ Cchool
voted unanimously ' for / the new
Following this ''-^ 'on of the church
and school, the building committee
has started out to raise funds, pledge
cards o'l the five-year basis have been
ordered printed, and already lix per
sons have voluntarily pledged $100
a year for six years. The' amount
deemed necessary for building is
$6000, but actual construction will
commence with half this amount in
hand. A loan is expected from the
church extension fund, according to
Mr. Ranson, chairman of the build
It is planned to have an up-to-date
Sunday School auditorium and at
least ten additional class rooms. The
present plans contemplate the eleva
tion of the floor of the present aufli-
torium for better connection with the
church auditorium, increase in length
of the former room and equipment
with new seats.
A committee on plans consists of
Rev. E. H. Norwood, D. Kilpatrick
and Everett Mofiitt.
THE CLEAN DAY
Wednesday, April 13tl^ is Time Set
For Cleaningr and Beauti-
CO - OPERATION OF CITIZENS
IN MOVEMENT IS REQUESTED:
Misg Florence Kern BesiAs Building
Tw3 Cottages On Traet of
Land Recently Purchased:
VALLEY AND HILLSIDES AFFORD
Huntridge Park is the new name for
a tract of land as old as the hills
and vales that compose it — famil
iar in a sense to all old inhabitants,
yet really unknown most of them.
April 13, has been named for a
general cleansing of Brevard.
The beautifying of a town depends
on its citizens and likewise the citi
zens are responsible for the filthy j It is a tract of th
and unsanitary conditions of a town.
Cleanliness is said to be near to
Godliness. The ancient Jews are
said to have been the most sanitary
people known to history. God’s
chosen people”. By Divine Com
mand, they were not permitted to
engage in battle, or any other im
portant undertaking without first
cleansing and purifying themselves,
and every family was required to
sweep in front of its own door.
So let us begin at home, and work
toward and with each other — Let us
have Co-operation with every man,
woman and child. “In Unity There
Is Strength”. The Betterment soc
iety, The Brevard Club, and the town
Council are all interested and active
in the Clean-Up. Our town is divi
ded into wards, and a special Supt.
will have charge in each section, and
we request and trust that every in
dividual will show his, or her pride in
the town, by helping to prevent fires,
to eliminate unsanitary' conditions
and to bsautify our town.
T. H. GALLOWAY, Mayor.
COBBLESTONE WALL WILL BE
BUILT BEFORE COURT HOUSE:
The county commissioners have or
dered the building of ^ cobble-stone
wall on the front of the court house
lawn, and ditching in preparation for
laying the stones has been commen
The town authorities have agreed
to remove the bricks on the sidewalk '
in front of the court house lot, grade
down the sidewalk to the level of the
curbing, and make a cement walk at
the place designated.
Elza Hamilton has the contract for
the county work.
belonging to D’* Hunt, but
purchased last fall ’ y ; .' rj Florence
Kern, who uac lor. visions of
its develcpincr.t and iw, Liy has been
taking to make her dreams
The trcct lies west of the old T. J.
Shipman placc, including a wooded
knoll overlooking Camp Transylvania
and lake, a deep valley and high
ridge to the south. A stream runs
through the valley on its v/ay to join
Brushy Creek — a stream running
deep between high banks and afford
ing pc?clbilities for fine bathing pools.
Jntere'itin'T spots abound. Here a
narrov/ glade skirted by alders sug
gests a nook for quiet summer re
creation; there a natural .depression
invites tlie constructfon of a lily pond;
and in many places tiny streams gush
out from the hillside, ready to be
made into drinking fountains.
Mies Kern's first concrete steps of
develophient have been the erection
of tv 0 cottag'es and the setting out
of fruit trees. One cott?.ge is per
ched on the str;cp hillside, and is be
ing buHt to rent to sumrr.er visitors.
At the foot of the hill and near the
stream another cottage v/ill be built
for Miss Kem’s own occupancy. A
rustic bridge conq^ts with the other
side of the stream, where a garden
spot has been laid out and the beg^in-
ning cf an orchard made.
The development cf this prop'er^:*,
with all its fascinating posibilitii^
Miss Kerp says, has been a dream of
for a !org time.
AT DISTRICT CONFERENCE:
F. S. STARRETII
DIED LAST WEE
BIDDING ON BUILDING:
Well Known Citizen and Veteran
Printer Succumbs to An Attack
The Easter Services at St. Philip's
Episcopal Church will be an early
celebration of the Holy Commvnion
at 8 o'clock ;*moming prayer, sermon
and Holy Communion at 11; and a
children's service at 4:30 P. M. The
public cordially invited.
F. S. Starette died last Friday after
noon at the home of his daughter,
Mrs. D. F. Moore, after a few days'
. -.loss. He became ill on the Sun
day previous at Camp Transylvania,
wher:’ he was employed as caretaker,
and was brought to his daughter’s
home on Monday. He had contracted
erysipelas, which developed rapidly.
Before the end came, his wife arrived
from Statesville, and also two of his
daughters. All his children were
either at his bedside or came in time
to attend his funeral.
Funeral services were held at the
Moore home on Saturday afternoon,
and interment followed at Oak Grove
cemetery. The services were con
ducted by Rev. S. Raper, pastor
of the deceased, assisted by Rev. C.
E. Puett. Among the beautiful floral
tributies was a wreath of pink carna
tions f^om the T. E. L. Class of the
Baptist church and one of white car
nations from the men’s Bible class of
the Methodist church, of which class
Mr. Starrette had long been a mem
^ The pall bearers were: W. M. Hen
ry, Welch Galloway, W. T. Bosse, C.
0. Robinson, Oliver Orr and Wade
Mr. Starrette was bom. December
j 19,'^850, on the old battle ground
in Guilford County. After his early
I school education he attended Old
I Trinity College, and on leaving col
lege taught for a while in Anson
County. - He became a member of
I the Methodist Church early in life
and was at one time a local preacher.
For a large part of his life, however
he worked at the printing art,
which he first took up in the ofiice of
Charlotte Observer. In connection
with his work as a printer he did a
I considerable amount of editing, and
Th3 following de!e~f'/::3 from the
Methodist church p.rs attending the
district conference, vrliich is in ses
sion at Black Mountain:
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Ranson, Welch
Galloway, C. O. Robinson, Rev. A. S.
Raper, the pastor, is also attending.
E. H. Norwood, Rev. A. S. Raper, the
par-^cr, ir; aho attcndir?.
Th'i de'-egaticn left Tuesday morn
ing and stopped in A-'hoville Tues
day ni'^ht to atter^d a banquet at
C&r.ti'al ?.Ie^.hodist Church of that
city at which Bishop Darlington was
oMpected to be present. The bishop
;3 also pi.’es;dinsr over the conference
at Plac\ Mountain, v.-here important
i church business is being transacted.
At a meeting of the county board
of education last Monday, called to
hear bids on the construction of a
$25,000 high school building at Ros-
man, the following persons were pre
sent and submitted bids:
P. T. McQuire, E. H. Norwood and
Everett MofRtt. Elza Hamilton, D.
Kilpatrick,, and Mr. Fonder represent*
ing a construction co. of Greenville,
S. C. Owing to certain difficulties !
arising from the architectural plans
presented, a decision by the board
was postponed until a later meeting.
at one time was publisher of thfe
Moorseville Recorder and the Hend
His work carried him at times to _
other states and to many parts of i I'isher, at the head of Wood-
.North Carolina. A number of years cranch, about three miles from
ago he came here and worked with Monday night.
J. J. Miner, publisher of the Sylvan i Several gallons of liquor ^d sever-
Valley News. So carried away was stands of beer were talc^n and
he with the climate and beauty of Poured out. The prisoners gave
this section that after leaving he could j appearance at court,
never be satisfied to stay away; and : ^
about seven years ago he came back NE^ CAMP BOOKLET:
and has since remained here. During
these last seven years he worked as ' A handsome new booklet has been
‘type setter, proof reader and occas- issued by the directors of Camp Tran-
ional contributor to the columns of ?yivania. The design is artistic, the
The News, while carrying on the wofk print good, and the illustrations fine,
of a truck gardener at different plac-1 The first cut on the inside is a view of
es. the camp and lake, but there are
He was a regular attendant on ser- *wany other splendid cuts giving
CAPTURE STILL AND 2 MEN IN
THE ROSMAN SECTION:
Deputy sheriff C. H. Glazener and
a posse capturcd a forty-gallon still
and two men, Edmund Chapman and
vices at the Methodist Church and
of general interest. Where-
Sunday School and took a deep in- booklet goes it will make an
terest in religious matters. While to tourists, and the directcr>
pever taking any active part in poli-. ^ service to this county r.
tics, his views on such things were ■ their own camp,
characteristically firm and fixed, and
his creed as a Democrat was unshake-
able. . '
I Mr. Starrette was married to Miss
Alexander of Concord in 1879.. Of
DOING COMMUNITY WORK:
The Seventh grade boys of the city
-chool have recently been doing some
useful community work. Harncss-
this union there are five surviving ing their surplus enfirgy to pic!: and
children: Mrs. Carvin Ijf Moores- shovel and mattock, after lessons had
ville, Mrs. F. P. Rockette of Gastonia, been well prepared, ^hey havo don©
Mrs. D. F. Moore of Brevard, Mrs. some^eedful ditching on the school
L. B. Coon of TaylorsviUe, and Frank playground and uprooted « consider-
A. Starrette of Statesville. able number of unsightly stumps.
They have also learned a, very valo-
D. F. Moore has been quite sick for able lesson in shoidder to shoulder
several days, but is improving. ^ community enterprise. > -