TRANSYLVANIA—“THE LAND OF WATERFALLS”—2,239 FEET ABOVE 3E.
EXPONENT OF TRAN
The Aim is Franlaeas
BREVARD, N. C. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1922
RALEIGH, N. C. August 28—The
strike of railway shopmen enterin}>:
AT BAPTIST CHURCH
The series of evanjrelistic nieetinprs
announced to be held in the Baptist |
OF J. M. HAMUN
church will begin on Sunday morning
next with the 11:00 o’clock service.
its ninth week has developed into an j ^ .
, , ... , The meetings will continue for two
endurance test. Negotiations have i , , , ,
. , , , , J I weeks, and the preaching will be done
accomphshed nothing and labor lead- I u t> „ u ^
* ^ by Rev. Herman T. Stevens, now of
The soil w'e now till once belonged
to Tryon county, but ere she got a
Several of the faculty have return
ed already; among them are Mr. and
Mrs. Gray, Miss Myrtle Baber and
ers throughout the country are in-
.'^tructi'd to stand firm for the terms
asked for and ^ nation-wide settle
ment. The executives wore practical
ly unp.ninious in the rejection of Pre
sident Harding’s suggestions to take
the men back with seniority privileg
es and leave other points at issue to
the Railroad Labor Board. The shop
men had accepted this as a general
proposition, but stated they could not
honorably agree to individual soltlo-
ments. Efforts of the “big five” bro
therhoods to bring the conter.dinjr par
ties together failed hope of a
peaceful solution ‘has gone a-gilm-
glimpse of her western belongings ! Miss Eva Long.
tl^e name became so unpopular be- j Miss Caroline Trowbridge, who has
cause of the odious oppressions of , been visiting friends in Asheville, has
Governor Tryon, for whose honor it returned.
was named, it was stricken from the | Mr. and Mrs. Gray and Miss Ba-
Greensboro in this state . The music
will be in charge of Mr. W. Plunkett
Martin of Lynchburg, Va. i ,, , . . , . ,
Mr. Stevens is a native North Caro-1 ‘ ‘“‘'"‘“''J' ^mcoln ber, with Rev. L. A. Falls, motored to
lin;an, but raoot of his pastoral work 1"'' i" 1779. ^ Lake Junaluska on Tuesday to at-
has been <!one in other states. His , I Evangelistic Conference now
most notable work -was done while I Burke had been erccted two years ni session there.
pastor of the large Belmont Baptist j l’<?^ore which circumscribed Lincoln’s 1 The boys’ new dormitory is ap-
church in Roanoke, Va., w’here hesboundary. These two coun- proach!ng completion and will be in
was for quite a number of vear^! and ' reaching from the S6uth Caro- j readiness for the fall session on Sep-
when he left there in 1918 ’ that I to that of Virginia, now tember 1.
church numbered some 1200 mevn-j western line of civilization. Miss Ethel Bost of Cornelius, N.
hens. He went from there to the pas- North Carolina. There seems to C., graduate of Greensboro College,
torate of the important Deaderick divisioned east and w'est line will be the assistant music teacher
Avor.ue Baptist church in Knoxville, i>^'tween these two counties beyond next yeah
I Tenn., remaining there however, only settlements on eastern border. • Lieutenant Charles A. Wilson, U.
! a short time, when he accepted a po- Ordinarily deed governments for- S. A., and family arrived on Monday.
Though not authorized by the shop- , ^.ith the Baptist Home Mission trouble, but not so in this case Lieut. V/ilson will have general super-
Board a? one of its evangelists. Last have information. | vision of the new farm and the boys’
fall he was persuaded to accept a pO'^ ^ Rutherford manifested an ear'ier "’ork and will occupy the residence
sitioii of ; uperintendent of the newly and deeper interest in western de- Zachary Hill, in connect.cn with
created department of evangelism of velopment, it seems, than Burke. The ^oys’ dormitory. Lieut. Wil-
the North Carolina Baptist Board of clash of arms had ceased and politi- spent the summer at the OfTi-
Missions, a position which he is fill- cal peace prevailed, but the devasta-
ing ivith sisi’nal success. i ting effect of the Revolutionary War
]\lr. Stevens is a preacher of rare had loft its impress upon the people
power and delightful charm, and as : and in addition, stripped of w’ell ni;;h
;hi cvnn,a.e’i:'t ranks aniung the best ^ ( vcr\'thing contributing to the coju-
t)f his denomination in the South. ' forts of life, the continental currency
Tri'var.'! is indee,} fortunate in hav- failing and the Articles of Federation
in;r .‘^ecured him for this engagement, proving unsatisfying so l:andicap-
Mr. Martin, like Mt. Stevens, has ped business enterprises as to pro-
lt)een connected with tTie evangelistic duce a, monotony culminating in rest-
department of the Baptist Home Mis- lessness not easily borne. A feeling
for getting out of the world seized
some who could not accomodate theni-
selvcs to pending conditions. Perhaps
it va^ the mo.;t daring who consent
ed to scaJv the Blue Ridge and risk
men to do so, the “Big Five” made
a final peace propo.sal, centering as
was the case with all the others on
the question -of seniority, that roads
interested in individual settlements
would pledge themselves to find om-
ployment for all strikers who had not
been convicted of acts of violence;
that pension rights or other privile.y-
es vcould not be curtailed; and an
n.ureemcnt submitting to a commis-
.';io;i of ten brotherhood leaders and
exe utives ail disputes which coula
not be settled by direct conference.
The President’s suggestion that
“all employees now on strike be re
turned to work and their former
positi>CJr.ii with seniority and othei
rights unimpaired” w'as turned down
by the railway executives with a thud.
The shojimer. maintain that a return
ing sti’iker retains his position in the
railroad organization just as if he
had fome back from a vacation and
does not begin all over again as
though he was being hired fr-
first time; that if he is taken 1:- o
his old position it should be under the
same conditions as before. The -
tion of seniority was not an is.-':;
the first strike demands, but in later
stages of the controversey has become
a barrier to an adjustment, for which |
the railroad" executives appear to ho
responsible. “Seniority” simply}
means that the workmen Avho ha\ e I
raad are given the choice of better'
been longest in the employ of the rial *
p(*sitions; that when reductions in the
working forces are made, junior men
are laid off first and the senior men
last; and, that after men have been
laid off in slack seasons they are tak
en back in order of seniority, and
no new labor is employed until forni-
employees, who so wish, have been re
turned to their, positions. The shop
men maintain that the railroads
should restore seniority to the men
who refused to return to v.ork on
July 1, on account of a fourth refrac
tion in v.agos v/ithin a year, for these
“Because seniority rights shoulilTrt
be used as a means of penalizing slittp
craft’s workers for a ‘necessary’’
“Becaxise seniority righgts are a re-
v-ard for practical shop experience.
“Because seniority rights should
not be based on subservience to the
v.il! of the executives.
“Because seniority rights should
not be used as a means to install the
open shop on American railroads.
“Because seniority rights mean no
thing to a few strike-breaker.s, and
cers’ Re.'crve Corps Training Camp
at Camp McClellan, Ala.
sion Board, only he was with that
Board foj' a number of years. He re
cently left his position to be as.so-
ciated with Mr. Stevens in the work
in North Carolina. Mr. Martin is a
IK PLACE OF MONDAY
Next Monday being a National
Holiday, Labor Day, the re,e:u!ai’
monthly meeting of both the Coun
ty Koad Commissioners and the
City Council M^ill be held on Tues
day, September 5.
G. E. LATHROP, Clerk
OUR WEEKLY SERMON
Fifth in the Series on the
on the Mount
splendid musican and a great leader Iheir cha.uces amoni; the wild Chero-
kees. Wiuitevcr may have been the
charade?- of the pioneer immigrants
and v.liat motive that prompted the
;i.'ky i;'icve v.-estvv'ard, it began in the
;;i; t year.- of the ninth decade of the
L .,htt'fiiLh century. The year Wa-
of song. His friends say that he is
;it his best, j)erhaps. as a soloist.
Services will be hel i
day at 10:00 A. "! r -v‘ TrOO I'. M.
vviil arrive Monday speak
in,tr for t^e fi'st time that night, bu;
Mr. Marti.i is expected on Saturday,
and wiil have chiitge of the music on
Sunday. The public generally is cor
dially invited to attend the services
of the meeting.
Elijah a7ul Elisha, twins, Jo-^c-ph and
Benjimrin; they 'oecame men of af
fairs influence. Daniel died in
this c<>untr.v; the others went west be
fore the w;;r between the states.,
leav.in"- no name to perpetuate their
stay in thi.- country.
C RE YARD HIGH SCHOOL OPEN-
The Brevard High Scliool will opon
next Wednesday morning, Seprtember
j The members of the factulty for
tiiis year are;
Cora Leiu'n Tyner, Buies, N. C..
^ r;ncip:;l: Mrs. Jennie E. Godfrey,
i’revarti, Latin and History; Gertrude
REV. HERMAN T. STEVENS
MR. W. PLUNKETT MARTIN
; ) al ?.
Br:-vard, Math, and French', |
H. Corpening, Science: Mrs. !
. vviio is ti'» preach in meeting in Ba])- who is to lead the music in Baptist
I tist church beginning Sunday. | meeting beginning Sunday
Eer..:ipian King was the only resi
dent Ba;:tist minister in this part of
the country to near the end of his
life, which closed about 1841. He
i (^ Smith. Brevard. 7 grad.-, EIi:; i- : ^"hinutoii mas inaugurated, a few fam-
i : c th' Mr.rton, Newbern,"N C., 0th seems, coming from Ruther-
; i :i(ie; .'Jberta Perkins, Brevard, oth . began to enter land for perma-
hi-h; Zell.v Crisp, Mountvilie. S. C., ! hvxnes. Plumley in 1788 own-^ u , ^
i 5tii lov/; Louise Townsend, J.unv'-;-i afterwards the Rf'bert ] house to house and
ton N C 4th hi'’h- Annie Wester '-Jordan ]atnd—Mrs. Galloway\s .and Reading trees in summer
I Fr:M:kli:ron. X. C./.'Ah low; Emiiv ■ Aken’s land. We learn also 1 beginning of his ministry
I'!- h:‘w, So'.' al Cii’ch’, Ga.. Hr.', hiivii:
Theo. A ken’s land.
from a grant jriven Samuel King, Sr., i \\hen the community of Ca-
Mn'. F. P. Sledge, Brevard, 3rd low;, Ale^ Martin, Esquire, Go-| ^^^y s Creek as a mission station
Flrnyra Jenkins, Roanoke Rapids, of North Carolina, dated Nov. | chapel. Three years af-
J’id l'i,e,h: Elise Gray, Cope, S.
2nd low; Lora Walker, Reidsville, N.
C.. 1st high; Zora B, Dellinger, j said Plumly land.
Cherryvilie, N. C., A low; Bertie Bal- i This grant was recorded in Ruther-
lard. Eiov:rd. B low; Nan C. Ei=<>lo. jford.^It -was located and run by Eze-
Natchey, I’.Iiss., C ;ow.
c*d on the west side of French Broad
29, 1788, a body of land was gr-ant-j the mission became a regularly
constituted church. He was pastor of
this 18 year.s when old age forced
him to resign about one year before
By CHAS. C SMITH
“Ye therefore shall be perefect, sli
your heavenly Father is perfect.”
This text from Mat. 5:48 a.sserts that
we shall be as God. This has evei
been the desire of the human heart,
and if we are really to be like Him.
we^should know what that likeness
is, and how to attain it. He is per
fect and we are to be perfect. Therr
has been an unfortunate controversy
over perfection, and w'e want, at thi
time, to seek to know what is meant
in the Bible by the term. There are
three ways to find the meaning of a
Bible word. First, ascertain the
meaning of the w’ord in itself; sec
ond, find its uses in other parts of
Scripture; and third, see how it is
used j*! the setting. We will so study
perfection here, and then consider
what is the perfection required of us
L THE MEANING OF THE
WORD IN ITSELF. 'The Greek wore!
here translated perfect has the fol
lowing meanings; Ordinarily it
means, having reached its end, fin
ished, complete . Used of sacrifice,;
it means the full number. Used of
anima’s it means full-grown. Use.!
of per.-ons it means absolute, com-
plete, accomplished. Another mean-
ins.: is fulfillment.
II. ITS USES IN OTHER PARTR
OF SCRIPTURE. W’hen the rich,
young ruler came to Jesus and asked
Him how to inherit eternal life, tell
ing Him that he had kept the coni-
mandment.^, Jesus said, “If thou
v.ouldst be perfect, sell that thou
ha.>t.” I Cor. 2 :G rea.ls, “We spca)'
wisdom, however, among them that
are fuH grown.” (R. V.) “Full-
grown” here is the same word tran?
latod perfect in the text. Note its
use in Col. 4:12. In Phil. 3:12 Pau-
uses the -word about himself, sayinf-;
that he is not already made perfect.
III. NOTE THE WORD IN ITS
SETTING. The verses immediately
connected with ver.=e 48 are 43-47,
nn,] here v.'e see what Jesus means by
P^irst, He is perfect in His love, i:i
that He loves the world, even his
enemies. There is a legend to the ef
fect that one day»^ as Abx'aham sat
in his tent he saw' a vei*y old rnan
coming up the road. Abraham hast
ened to invite him to stop with him.
At the first meal Abraham noticed
that the stranger asked no blessing,
returned no thanks, failed to bow hi-
head when the host led the prayer. On
being spoken to about his lack by Ab
raham the stranger said that he wor
shipped only the sun, whereupon Ab
raham drove him from his tent. Soo;.
God came and asked him where th'^
old nian was. On being told why he
had driven him out, God said, “I have
stood him for one hundred years,
bearing with him, and seekins to in
duce him to come to me; and eouldst
thou not bear him for one nisht?”
God loves all, and Ilis perfection i?
seen there in part.
Again, His perfection is seen in
the impartiality of His gifts. His
rain and His sunshine are sent a^ike
It is hc-)ed that
I Hezekiah Hargreaves and Richel
on the just and the unjust; on the
His evangelistic and pastoral w’ork | evil and on the good. His hand of
in what is now Transylvania county ] blessing is open upon all the world.
’] punils -vvill re;;ister the fir.-^t day— < Hightower—names unfamiliar to us probably embraced a period of fifty ; His perfection lies in His love and in
i or sixtv vcars.
durin'i' tiie oTiening .vi*ok. jnow. | or sixty ycais. He planted, defi ed His giving.
i e ^ -D---— „ „:_u -r—'and maintained the Baptist faith
Samuel King was a rich man for
HOMELESS BOYS AND * j his day, and particularly so after a i "‘th such efficiency and devotion i::
everything to 400,000 old employees GIRLS FOR CHILDLESS HOMES i destrnctivp wnr. Ho owned I foundation work as to culminate in
of the roads.** i
It is pretty generally conceded that
the railroads do not care so much
about protecting the strike breakers
as they do in the destruction of the
shopmen’s union . The shopmen con
tend that the railroads were first to
disre.uai'il decisions of the Railroad
Labor Board and that it comes with
poor grace from them to charge the
^ crafts v.-ith striking against the go-
, '^^vcrnnunt. |
In the meantime, the Interstate
Comm(‘rce Commission report says
that tribunal “has observed with con
cern the pro'rressive deterioration of
motive power upon certain important
carriers of the country since July 1,
1922, and during the present strike.”
IV. THE PERFECTION THAT IS
REQUIRED OF US, 1. Negatively.
, . , If we are to be like our Father, we
We will have ready for placement I slaves and became ^ cen uiy in„o more tnan a | forsake every known sin. Then
during the next sixty days the fol-; owner in several sections score of churches of the same fai-h ,
lowing children . We are looking for Oi the county of other land; kept ^ j thin.c: about which we have doubts
good Foster Homes where these child- hirge herds of cattle that roamed over i This writer never saw him, but in jf om- I'eligion is not worth .triving it
ren will receive Parents care and af-i the country w'icter and summer in his boyhood days the name of “Unc’e the benefit of every doubt then it is
fection. j of feed. He owned a four- ^ Benny King was a household word j not of much value. Again, we must
Applicants must be recommended ' ^^or.=e wagon, but was not noted for and often referred to in a wide range ; put out of the life everything that
by at least 3 good citizens of their , ^^^t horses. Though not a physician, ^ of subjects as well as in moral and j hurts our influence,
community and also the Supt. Pub- | he was the only medical adviser for religious discusssion. -The oft repe- j o« Positively There is perfection
lie Welfare and the Clerk of Court | a number of years. His pre- tition of the name impressed the boy ch-racter require 1 of us. I can
of their county.
Look over the list and if y®'* can
qualify as above stated, send for an
application blank. '
These children are entrusted to our
care and we protect them by making
careful investigation of all homes of
An unusual number of visitors is
in “The Land of Waterfalls” for this
time of the year. However, our au
tumns are the most pleasant of all
our seasons, especially during our
six weeks of Indian Summer.
scriptions for man and beast v/ere of the idea of greatness in the name
widely known. All his farming busi- He was loved by' his - people. His
ness was done according to the phas- name somehow ought to be preserved, Spirit in the life of the believer
e.^ of the moon and signs of the Zo- Others came and settled in west'
diac, and consequently up to time. Rutherford; certainly David and An-
He died near 75 years ago. No de- drew Miller, perhaps Joel Patton,
cendants nearer than great grand Jasper Orr and doubtless others,
childi'en bearing his name remain These men erected high moral stand-
4 Baby boys, from 3 months to 1 the old domicile.—P. S. and Dr. ards anj marked out the way to a
year old; 2 boys 2 1-2 years old; 2 only ones holding the pure civilization,
boys, 5 years old; 4 boys, 8 years old; name
1 boy, 10 years old; 1 bay, 12 years’; Rev. Benjiman King, a brother, lo- ffots. We ought to know more about
old; 1 boy 14 years old; 1 boy 15 cated about the same time on the tl^ese gentlemen and record their
years old. 1 Everett farm. He was a man of deeds and teachings, for their influ-
Children’s Home Society of N. C. ! means. He reared a large family, ence is not yet dead.
John J. Phoenix, State Supt. ' six of whom were boys: John, Daniel, J. M. HAMLIN
here only refer the reader to Gal. 5:
22 and 23. In the ripening fruit of
the life of the 1
character ripens to perfection
Then there is perfection of deed
required of us. The “more than
others” doctrine is here revealed. Not
only are we to forgive those who
wrong us, but we are actually to love
notwithstanding those who "re our enemies. This is
shamdess criticisms of northern bi- the crowning law of the King, and
presents the greatest contrast be
tween His law and that of the Phari
The “more than others” doctrine
requires of us kindness to others if
mE PRAYER «ER
A Prayer for the Close of Summer
and the Beginning of Autumn
By Thee, O Lord, the year comes
to its fulness and the harvest fields
grow ready for the reaper. Thou mak-
est the sun, warmth for the yellow
ing grain, and Thine are the refresh
ing rains that quicken the parched
earth and feed the springs of the hills
and make the brooks sing on their
journey to the sea. Thou strengthen-
est man for labor. Thou givest to
him in sleep, and Thy presence in his
Let our hearts sing for joy in the
remembrance of Thy goodness. Let
Thy love and mercy' be our strength
and consolation in the hour when
trouble falls upon U3, that we may
accept and overcome it as Thy school
ing for our souls. As Thou bringest
the trees to growth and preparest a
table both for man and beast, so feej
and ripen our souls in the sunlight
of Thy love, that we may be I'eady
for all the changes Thou shalt please
May the hours w'e spend in dear
companionship under the wonder of
Thy heavens, by shore or hill, or in
the shadows of the woods, be full of
high and loving thoughts. Keep us
in strength that we may serve Thee.
Deepen our joy in life and in the beau
ty of the earth, that we may' find
Thee everywhere. Let our eyes shine
A\ith the light of Thy indwelling spir
it, and our whole life reflect the glory
of the love of Christ, our Lord. In
His name we ask it. Amen.
C. D. C.
Mrs. J. P. Wilson visited her sis
ter, Mrs. Eb Barton, Sunday after
Rev. Thomas preached a very inter
esting sermon at th& M. E. Church
Sunday' P. M.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Lamancc
a daughter, August 11, 1922.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Sharp
a son, August 8, 1922.
Mrs. Ed Ross visited her sister at
Cherryfield Sunday' afternoon.
Gene. Bryson of Sunburst visited
his uncle. Odd Bryrc.:, of Selica Sun
Miss Christeen Wh?tmire vis'ited
friends at Cherryfield Friday.
Mi:5s Helen Nel.-:cn spent Friday
night with Miss Allio Whitmire. .
Mrs. Joe Lance visited ^®r motheiv
Mrs. Fate Osteen, Monday.
Mrs. P. C. Hamlin has returned tii
her home after an erctended visit to
her children in South Carolina.
Mrs. H C.. Honoker of New Ten
nessee spent the week end •«,vith her
uncle, J. P. Wilson.
Mr. Ernest Searcy and familv
spent this week with his mother, Mr.=.
P. C. Hamlin.
Ted Bryson has returned to Ravens
Fort, after spending his holidays with
his mother, JVIrs. Dovie Bryson.
M;ss Alleen Wilson has gone to
Trenton, N. C., whore she will teach
THE LOCAL POST OF THE
The American Legion has now es
tablished two pool tables in their
new club room over the Bee Hive
Barber Shop. No doubt the Legion
will mean much to the morals of our
young men and to the community in
the way of helping the young men
out of mischief. Dr. T. J. Summey
is Commander-in-Chief; this fact
alone means the suc^ss of the local
post of the American Legion as a
permanent institution in “The Land
we would be perfec'^
“Let me be a little uler.
Let me be a little ' Inder
To the faults of th e about me,
Let me pray a litt’.o more;
Let me be, when weary,
Just a bit more cheery,
Let me serve a little better.
Those that I am striving for.”
It is not always easy' to pursue
this policy; it is not always easy to
love and be kind. But the reward
of so doing is rich. “If you love youi-
enemies,” says Jesus, “if you pray
for those who prosecute you; if you
will ever do more than others, then
this is the reward, Ye shall be perfect
as y^our Father in heaven is perfect.”
So the reward of persuing this diffi
cult policy is being brought into the
perfection of our heavenly Father.