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i^UPONENT OF fiy^-
BREVARD, N. C« P>^AY, JANUARY 13. 1922
j^P^Mfieen Elected. LAdies N*g|* Mui
M«|h>ifieeAt' Banquet Enjoyed.*
Clvb To Issue Booklet.
' The Annual Meeting and banquet
of the Brevard Club held Tuesday in
which the ladies were invited was a
decided success not withstanding the
down pour of rain and inclemency in
gener^ of the weather. Over one
hundred braved the storm and the
concensus of opinion of those present
was that it was well worth the effort.
The business meeting preceeded the
banquet and this consisted of the an
nual election of officers for the *en-
suing year. S. M. Macfie was elect
ed president; W. E. Breese, Vice-
President; Wm. As Band, Secretary;
Frank D. Clement, Treasurer. J.
F. Zachary and Thos. J. Summey,
Governors. A report from the re
tiring secretary was read which show
ed the club to be in fine financial
standing and a net gain of twenty-
seven new meTnbers during the year.
At the close t>f the business meet
ing the large spacious dining room
was thrown open and all invited to en
joy the tempting eats provided for
the evening. Prayer was offered by
Rev. Smith, the Baptist minister;
whi’e W. E. Broese acted as toast
master. The menu consisted of roast
turkey, dressing^ cranberry sauce,
chicken gfblet gravy with rice, celery,
olives, pickles, potato salad, bread and
butter, ice cream and cake for desert,
After an Tiour or more of feasting
and merriment an enjoyable musical
program was rendered by the Melton
Sisters after which games of all kinds
were played until a late hour.
In the report of the activities of
the club during the past year mucTi
real good lias been accomplished for
the advancement of Brevard,
local otgariizatfon of the Wc~’ d*a
North Carolina Chamber of Com
merce was the work of the C'-'
The boosting and backing up of lie
“Armistice Day” celebration and tar-
becue, tlie ball park and team was;
another item. All of the tourist ad
vertising comes through the club as,
well as* many other things too numer
ous to mention. The retiring officei^'
were given unanimous vote of thanks
for the splendid growth and good
work of the Club during the past
DEATH OF “UNCLE JOE’
The death of “Uncle Joe” Duck-
worA occurred on Monday, January
10th, 1922, from a deep seated cold.
He was buried on his birthday, Wed
nesday, January 12, 1922, at the ripe
old age of ninety - four years.
Rev. Chas. C. Smith, of the Baptist
Church, officiated and the remains
were laid to rest in the burying
ground of tlie old C. C. Duckworth
home place. The pall-bearers were:
C. M. Cooke, H. R. Walker,. W. M.
Henry, Ralph R. Zachary, C. K. Os
borne, J. H. Pickelsimer.
Besides a host of sorrowing friends,
grandchildren, and many relatives.
Uncle Joe leaves his wife who is 81
years old, and the following daugh
ters and sons;
Mrs. T. H. Hampton, Mrs. S. P. Mc-
Carrell, Mrs. J. D. Aiken of Florence,
S. C., Mrs. Addie McCarrell of Buf
falo, N. Y., Mrs. Robert Stephens of
Asheville, N. C., Mrs. J. L. Hawkins,
Brevard, N. C., Mrs. Borgia Galloway,
Miss Lula Duckworth of Jacksonville,
Florida, Miss Carrie Duckworth' and
Messrs W. H., J. W., T. O.^ and E.
'H. Duckworth of Brevard, and J. P.
Duckworth of Texas and S. L. Duck
worth of Kemersville, N. C.
Mr. J. M. Hamlin has consented to
write an obituary on the life of Uncle
Joe for the next issue of this paper.
SUMMARY OF DECEMBER
COUNTY AGENTS WORK
Recent requests o)F the nature of
zny work have,prompted me to make
a summary of%iy work for December
The report follows:
Number of club meetings held, 17,
attendance, 281; number of field
meetings held, 5, attendance* 31; num
ber miles traveled, 936; number vi-
ists to farmers, 95; number calls to
see sick animals, 3^; number letters
written, 22; number bulletins distri
buted, 50; number telephone calls
relating to "my work, 20; number*
days spent in field work, 27; annual
leave, 1; number of conferences re
lative to work, 235; number terrace-
ing demonstrations, 3, 6,500 ft. laid
I have ten clubs organized which
I visit regularly and give instruction
relative to the care and management
of livestock as well as the study of
animals, to teach the boys to know
a good animal when they see it. Les
sons are ^Iso given in the proper
handling of soils with special empha
sis on soil improvement, looking for-
wTird to greater acreage production.
Lessons in terracing are given the
boys and emphasis laid on the fact
that it is highly important hill lands
l)e protecteed from washing in order
to bring it to a high degree of fert-
State Extension Horticultuialist
W. W. Magill will be in the county
Friday and Saturday of this week, j
We will be in Lake Toxaway and
Quebec sections Friday and will give j
a demonstration in Pruning and j
Spraying the farm of Chas. W. Hen- j
deiTon beginning at 1 o’clock. ,
Saturday he yriW give a similar de
monstration in the Brevard Institute
(Orchard at the same hour, at 1 ‘o'clock
It is hoped that all interested in ox*-
chard* work will avail themselves of |
this opportunity of obt^iirjV'- "r'T'-
ination of " i, 11: s. "roper hand
ling: cf "ruit trees-
We hop' tc visit other orchards
and shall be glad to get in touch witTi
any interested parties.
J. W. LINDLEY, Farm Agent
To the “News” I wish to express
my appreciation of their cooperation
in getting the work which I am try-
,ing to do before the people, and I
hope to furnish from time to tiiTfe
items tljat will be of help to the far
mers and'livestock men of Transylva
nia county. J. W. L.
. WEFARE SOOEIY
Meeing Held at Court-House Monday
Night Organised An Associated ^
Charities For County.
Subscriptions be solicited.
The meeting Monday night at the
THE Hi^IN ARTK:t£
Twenty - Seeond AhbIiM Meeting of
T|^e Stockholders of The Bre*
▼•rd Banking Compwig^.
DISCUSS building new home
T^e stockholders of the Brevard
Court House, the object of which was] Banking Company held their twenty-
to organize an “associated charities” j annual meeting on Tuesday
was largely attended and the spirit | coming, January lOth, and had a
and enthusasm manifested was evi
dence of thfr desire of the good peop
le of Brevard to properly care for
the less fortunate, those in need of
sustenance during the winter months.
The official personnel elected Mon
day night v/as only temporary. These
officers will perfect plans for a per
manent organization, select a suit
able name, draft by-laws and consti
tution and such other business as they |
deem necessary after firhich' a mass
meeting will be called and perman
ent officers elected. Those elected
last night v/ere: Rev. J. C. Seagle,
Chairman; M. E. Gray, Secretary;
Mrs. Welch Galloway, Treas. All
of the ministers of the town will com
pose the executive officers. A com
mittee of five were appointed to soli
cit contributions to finance the or
ganization. They were as follows:
Wel^ Galloway, C. O. Robinsqji, S.
C. Yates, S. F. Allison, T. H. Ship
One case of immediate need was re
ported and about $40,00 was quickly
pledged by those pi*esent.
Mrs. J. S. Broiiifield who has had
mucli experience in charitable w’ork
outlined plans upon which to conduct
the organization. Rev. Smith, Rev.
L. A. Falls, Prof. Trowbridge, D. G.
Ward, Rev. Hay and many others
made interesting talks.
PRAISE FROM W. O. ROBINS
On Monday morning, January 16
til. between the hours of twelve and
one, all who stand for and approve
the ideals of Ex-President Wilson
are asked to make VOLUNTARY
contributions to this fun^. The ob
ject of this Foundation is to award
prizes annually to those who have
done some act or deed which is of
benefit to the human race. The
head of the Foundaton is Ex-Assis-
tant-Sec’y of the Navy under Presi
dent Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt,
v/ho asks that every friend of Mr.
Wilson stand up and have him or her
self countcd as approving of the Wil
son ideak. Remember that the con
tributions between 12 and 1 o'clock
' are to be VOLUNTARY. . .No ask
ing is to be done at that time. P.
N. Simons will be at W. E. Bishop
and Co.’s store at thaU time to re
ceive any contributions. He wll al
so receive and forward any contri
butions after that date.
The News requests all citizens to
co-operate with Mr. Simons regar^- i
less of politics.
' Baltimore, Md.
January 4, 1922
Wm. A. Band, Editor Brevard
Brevard, N. C.
Enclosed you will find a money
order for )>ne dollar and fifty cents
($1.50) for the renewal of my sub
scription to the “Brevard News.” .1
talce this occasion to say a few 'words
of praise for your fine paper. In
my work I handle quite a few papers
from towns considerably larger than
Brevard, and your paper compares
favorably wth any of them. You are
certainly a booster. Wishing you sue
cdss and prosperity for the new year.
Yours very truly,
W. 0. Robins
1435 Mt. Royal Ave.
very enthusiastic meeting. ^ More
than eighty per cent of the total
stock issued was represented, which
is unprecedented in bank meetings,
the total number of stockholders o^
the bank being exactly fifty-five.
The reports of the officers showed
a successful years* business, and, af
ter paying the usual dividends a sub
stantial amount was placed to the sur
plus making the present surplus
The question of the erection of a
new home was under consideration
by the stockholders, the same to be
erected on comer of Main Street, and
it^s expected that a definite deci’^on
will be made in the* very near future
as to v/hen they will build, and, the
kind and size of buiMing to be erec
All of the old Board of Directors
were*^ re-elected with two additional
Directors to take the vacancies on the
Board due todeaths. The two now
members, who arc both well known
and successful busness men of the
county are T. R. England and W. M.
The Board of Directors as now con
Jos. S. Silversteen, Chairman; R.
R. Deaver; Thos. H Sh^pn!?.n: YL S.
Ashworth ;.C. E. Orr; Jl 'y. T^:verette;
C. C. Yongue; T. D. Eiic-fsnd; W. M.
The officers re-clectel were as fol-
^ R. R. Dca:ver, President; Jos. S.
Silversteen, Vice-president; Thos. H.
Shipman, Active Vice-President; R.
B. iLyon. Cashier; Miss Annie L. Ship-
mai, Teller; H. L. Wilson, Teller;
Ralpli Duckworth, Bookkeeper.
CARD OF THANKS
The Brevard Club wishes to ex
press its gratitude for the help which
made possible the success of the Ban
quet on Tuesday night: Many thanks
to the following: Mrs. C. P. White,
Mrs. S. F, Allison, Mrs. Wheeler,
Mrs. J. M. Allison, Mrs. H. R. Walk
er, Mrs. W. M. Cloud, Dr. T. J. Sum-
mey, S. F.f Allison, Gus Roman, C.
P. White, W. E. Breese.
ROSMAN HIGH SCHOOL NOTES:
ANNUAL KIRMESS FOR WES
TERN NORTH CAROLINA:
School opened on January 2 with
£ good attendance and the following
corps of teachers^-' in charge: Mrs.
Ockerman, H. S. Assistant; Alberta
Perkins Grammar; Ella Siniard, In
termediate Beulah Whitiiiire, Third
Grade; Nell Allen, second grade; Lois
The mountain metropolis is to have Crawford, high first; Raxie Reece,
an annual community kirmess desig- ; Low first; J. E. Ockerman, Prin.
DEATH 40F MRS. McKELVEY
Miss Henrietta Siniard has return
ed to Montreat after spending the
holdays witlv her parents here, Mr.
and Mrs. C. M. Siniard.
In these days the walking public
♦is rapidly dividing tself two class
es—the quick and the dead.—Par
kersburg (W. Va.) News.
The engine chokes when the car
goe^ too s^ow. Whst we need is an
applence to chocke the driver when
he goes to fast-^Trinidad (Colo.).
A noble Christian woman has been
called to her reward. Ophelia, the
wife of William McKelvey departed
this life Dec. 20th in the 38th. year
of her age. She was a Miss Branon,
a relative of the Branons of the
Horse Shoe section of Henderson
county. She was married to Mr.
William H. McKelvey eighteen years
ago. She^ad been a devoted mem-
of the church for twenty years.
One child preceded her on the great
adventure. Hei: husband and eight
children; and others relatives; and a
host of friends arc left to mom*:!
“Blessed are the dead who die in
the Lord: eveijv so saith the Spirit;
fcr thsy rc::t fjom their labor3.”
ned eventually to take in all of Wes
tern North Carolina, according to
plans launched by the Asheville
Rotary Club. The last week of June
will see the first Kirmess under Ro-
t&ry auspices, it was unanimously de
cided by the club in session at the
Battery Park Hotel for weekly lun
Inclusion of the band of Cherokee
Indians upon the government reser
vation nearby is expected to add a
unique and interesting touch to the
proposed gala affair intended to mean
to this entire section what the madi
gras means to New Orleans, the Rose
Festival to Los Angeles, and the Gas-
parilla week to Tampa. Talent from
Oteen and Kenilworth public health
hospitals here will be recruited to
give variety to the session of games,
voudeville. musical attractions and
novelties of all sorts making up the
The new building will probably be
ready for occupancy by February 1,
shortly after the opening of the
The first semester examination will
be given next week. Every pupil is
expected to take this unless excused
by the rule for exemption.
The High School enrollment has _
increased six hundred per cent in two j covering the babe fail to make this
j epjsode famous. The key to perpi-
I am .thinking of John •Clark tiiia
week. *my. tl^ughts aace vi^e as to
his pereonality because I In^w but
liitle Of him and havfi heard
tie, but that he lived in this cdnnt^
(to be) and headed a large progeny
and that the name as applied to h>
family is defunct, are facts. I re
collect seeing him once, aged, I gues?
eighty. I was riding horse back be
hind, holding to my fatiier to ^ my
heart’s delight. He was standing oii
the roadside in front < of his cabin
home , whi^h^ was situated in t^nt
Mr. Olney’s present dwelling. The
house and land belonged to his son-
in-law, Samuel King who hiarried
his daughter, Rebecca, for his seconc'
wife; Because of 4iis many eccentri
cities many references were made to
him in the common gossip of the day
He built for his own use a wagon ir
which there was absolutely by no ir
on; wooden pins took the place of
nails, split white oak coiled arounr
tha fellos, the place of iron, tire and
home-made cotton ropes for chains
It* is said further that he harnessed
his not too well-broken ox to hi^ flew
wagon, ;started, perhaps, to Smith’s>
!3tore (Selica) and that going up
Rocky Hill the ox became obstreper
ous, entangled itself in the wagon
and the wagon into the woods and
that the whole thing fell to staves:
the ox returning home with such
parts of the debris -trailing after a?
were secured by the ropes. The
'vrec’c was so complete and the
whol? « nterprise faljing so far short
of cocnomic expectations, repairs
were never undertaken nor new ve
It has come down to his great
grand daughters that he never en
joyed the luxury of a saddle. He did
all his horseback riding on a sheep
skin. This is a small thing to be
transmitted - to the third and fourth
generations but is perfectly natural.
A life conforming with the ordinary
trend in good ^r evil lines is too com
mon place to be noticed or remem
bered. It is the excesses or failures,
irregularities or over-precissions that
-arrest attention. It is presumptive
that our fathers rode on saddles;
John Clark’s failure to do so made
him conspicious and remembered.
It is further presumptive on this line
of reasoning that morally he was in
regular line as nothing smutty has
come down to embarrass‘hisi poster-
. ‘ i- 9
Let me relate another
fact wholy disconnected with his
family, trivial in itself but of such
character as “to be talked about.”
A mother having a maonia for whis
key, placed her babe in one arm and
a jug in the other and set out for a
distillery on the opposite side of the
river. In the approach she^ waded
with her luggage successfully. Se
curing the whiskey and imbibing too
freely she left for hpme. ' In recross
ing she made a misstep which caused
a stumble in the midst of a rushing
current. In the involuntary struggle
for self-preservation, strange the
babe was dropped and the jug retain
ed. Had it not been a friendly far
mer plowing near by saw the dilema,
rushed to the rescue, the babe would
have been lost. Other mothers doubt
less waded the river, encountered
threatening mishaps about which but
little is said and less remembered be
cause they were met and overcome
naturally. Wading, dropping and re-
YOUR WORST ENEMY
A Difficulty Solved
“We were' just about to go to
press last week,” sajld the editor of
the Chiggersville Clarion, “when wc
discovered that we didn’t haye any
“ But you got the paper out, as
“Oh, yes. 'I had a happy thought.
I rubbed the office -towel over the
type forms and we printed a pretty
fair c?dition.',’-—Bimiingham. Age-,
I am your worst enemy.
I am the ruler of the rental rever
I am the Lord High' Potentate of
I.|un the reason for that downward
slant' on your profit curve.
1am the cause of the silent sick-
nesf that stills your* cash-register
,I am the or^n of dissatisfied cus
tom^ andi loss of trade.
I am the leaven of uncertainty
the midst of centain profits.
I am the element that turns a win
ning business into a losing game.
I am the fountain-head whence
springs the majority of your troubles
I am the key to the problem why
thousands fail every year.
I am the why and wherefore the
direct and proximate cause, the germ
and tljic genesis of unsuccessful mcr
j tuity is tire unconscious retention of
I the jug in contrast to the dropping
of the baby.
It is well for each reader of the
News to recogn^ize the fact that the
natural treiid of things is unchanged.
Some trivial thing of each of us will
go down to posterity; let nothing be
to the embarrassment of our child
Returning to our «tory, Mrs. King,
Clark’s daughter was the mother of
two children, John and Jane. John
married Miss Jane Hightower,, was
the father of several children, went
to the war and died near the close.
Mrs. W. L. Grogan is the sole survi
vor remaining in this county. Jane
laarrled Jacob Lianiey and emigrated
to Texas many years ago.
The only ron as far as we ^v«
been informed was James. J^^mar-
ried Patsy Hogsed. Kve 60OT>^d
two daughters were boni to ^em
The sons all married, b^gan life just
previous to or soon aftet the war
an'd soon thereafter/ emigrated to
other states. Matll^
, prions are '1
mta^tte, 0 Co^
nore precioite, more
more strengtfeiei^g, more
tliiin to know^tiiat God YviUjr
ihaFSnrhatever your need or,
s. He is thinkteg about you.
actually believe this all your tro||]
vill be light life's meaning
all be changed noe writes . v 5
‘tt I could only surely know f.’X'
That .all the things that tire lye, w
wel?e noticed bjr the Lted v ,
The grief that washes my ▼<fry.; Ige
The pang that cj^ts me like a
The lesser pains of daily life,^
What peace it would afford! •
I wonder if He really really sHmi^s
In all these little human cares, ^ ■
This mighty King of Kin^. ; *
If He whqp^ides this boundl^
space I , I .
Each blazing planet in its placoi
Can have the condescending &;ake
To mind these petty things?
“It seems to me, if sure of th&,J
31ent with each ill would come pu<h
bliss * I
Thitt I might covet pains, * i
And Meem whatever brought to. me
The eloving thought of Deity '- ^
And sense of .Christ’s sweet syitipa- -
thy, ^ 1
Not loss, but richest gain. ^ -
Dear Lord, my heart shall no more
doubt s ’ •
That Thou dost compass me about;
With sympathy divine ^ '•
The live for me once crucified ”
Is not the love to leave my sid9,
But waiteth ever to divide.
Each smallest care of mine.” .
0 Lord remember each one of 'VS
in our need. Thou wilt not for|^t
our dear ones who are sick, ^^y v
whom Thuo lovest are ill in bodyf^
in mind. Heal them, we enjjarwt
Thee, and grant that after they ||ave
been afflicted ^they jnay be comf<^l^^-
and take of those deeper joys ^^t
are purchased only with pain.
Graciously bless our children. ♦ Lay
Thy hand upoii them and grant ,tl|it. ...
thru the coming years in joy or .fn
sorrow, in health or in sickness. In
all the changes of their life, they nwjy
live under Thine eyes, and in ,,Thy
strength, and rise into the measure,
of the fullness of Christ. ; * t*
,Bee gracious to those who bear ^
sensibility, the toilers who '
for wife and child. Let t^em
not be crushed by the burdens which
they have to carry. Sweeten every
task, lighten every load with a 4ense ~ '
of duty done, of love's command "
obeyed. Remember the aged, smooth
their declining steps. Help them to
bear the infirmities of the years.
Make the old young again in sp^t
that they may have a fore-taste of
the Eternal youth of Heaven, j&e
with us all, Father of mercies ia love
and pity and tenderness upspeakable
for Jesus sake, Amen.
C. D. C9. '
How did man manage to im^
others with his importance before'
discovered the art of being
Wilson and Nancy/ Mathew Wilsbn?‘
the latter were the parents of
tain Billie, as we knew him and
near-by neighbor, Mathew W:
She has long been a widow ind’
and has demonstrated the Sc;
declarations that ^'Goodliness
contentment is great gain.”
l£^p continues to bum until tl|i
th. inst, she will be 85 years of
She eis a great grand child of
Clark and has herself a great
child. In looking back and fortf^
is in line with seven generations^
in our county limits; no one
here today is knowr. ’ y the na
John Clark was .*i soldier
Revolutionary ^ar, the only oi
ing and dieing in this part
county. He died before
graveyards became common
was laid away in some family
ing-^uhd, <*oubtless long si
andoii^d» .so lhajb the spot bol<
ashei^'^nnot- Jbe identified, ‘
neglect js deplorable ai
^aerations are C9lj>able until
‘— ferts are made tb ident^x ‘
his last .ftstincr p^ce ^hlt
ful exan^e .of. the