1 h RALEIGH, p., Nov. 27, 1922.
The State Democratic Executive "Com
mtttee gave; a big dinner at the Yar
i borough Hotel "here tonight in Tumor
f the' county chairmen and vice
chairmen' of the Democratic executive
committees of " the various counties
of the State in recognition of - the
lne service rendered during the- re
cent campaign, which resulted in the
orand est vietarv thA-'fuirHr hfta'aehiev
e eirtce the 'memorable v fight 1. for
V supremacy ;in 1898 and again two
years later when Aycock swept the i
old Commonwealth from the .moun
tains to the sea.
, v In addition to those mentioned the
dinner was attended by the s party's
- advisory committee, State ? officers,
former chairmen of the State execu
tive committee, former 7 Lieutnant
-' Govrnors, former Speakers of the
- House: and other prominent in party
councils. - ' .' p ..--. ' '
- Results of rde, recent election and
the outlining of plans for the future
were among - the - features discussed
' by those who were ? called upon by
chairman Norwood to Vtell how it hap
pened." No great amount of boast
ing was indulged in but everyone
. present was visibly happy. The bid
-victory was not considered altogether
democratic .Reports from many sec-
: tions gave independent: republicans
measurabl ecredit for kicking over
the traces and supporting democratic
w candidates in the hope of obtaining
more efficient local governme&t.
it was quite a representative as-
- eemblage of . Democratic men and wo
men who responded to the invitation
df. Chairman Norwood to present
themselves around the festive board
'. and the Idea made a great hit. But
the announcd purpose of the meet
ing was reversed and Mr. Norwood
earne Hti for 'fthe 'lioii "share of the
glory attaching to,, the splendid tnv
mination of the late campaign. And
he ' deserved everything complimen
tary that was said about him. .;
if Unofficial election figures indicate
the majority of 85,000 for the head
of the Democratic state ticket this
year, the largest any candidate for
office ever received in the State. At
the election of . 1920, th Republican
candidate for ' governor polled a
greater vote, more than 5,000, than
did the head of the Democratic tick
et in November, 1922. Two years
ago the Democratic nominee for go
vernor received' 308,151 votes, while
his opponent received 231,175. This
year the head of the Republican State
ticket' polld only. a little more than
14(1 ftftft vnt.M. ahnwitur a haAvipr Inss
in the Republican than in the Demo
cratic vote- over the last election; .
"There was a .tremendous stay-at-home
vote this year jn both parties.
. Democratis remained away from the
polls in the East and the Republi
cans in the West is the way most po
litical prognosticates figure it out.
- Nearly 200,090 people who voted 4two
years ago stayed at home this year,
- which, viewed ; from . the - standpoint
of the future outlook, is not consider
ed very encouraging.; .
v In - a recent statement - Chairman
Norwood sounded the following cheer
ful note, in which those who had a
. Dart m the victory, may concur: r
; ;' "The Democrats elected all ten
; congressmen . -witjh , maj orities v rang-
3ns: from . 7,000 to 12,000. - They
- gained two solicitors, eight senators
: nnd-fnna rAnresent&tives in t.h ' Tj-
: gislature, with . about an equal num-
j her of clerks,: sheriffs, registers -of
: deeds, .county treasurers, . boards of
. jtwfnlxr . inTMTniiinnuM - art A rttlio-r
, county offices, -', as x representatives,
Counties have gone democratic for
the first" time" in twenty years, and
ne--Hariderson-f or the first, time
Since the Republican party was or
, ganized. ' i nat party in tne -state nas
only one solicitor, three senators and
ten representatives In the Legislature
. Only four counties Mitchell, Surry,
ed in both branches of the next Le
..... -x-- . -. '
gislature by Republicans." s -
This' statement would appear to
. accord the banner to Henderson De
mocrats, if any banner- is to be
awardecC " " J . - - t
y -. Speaking of Christmas presents
wouldn't the home town paper .prove
'a most acceptable gfft to one who-has
moved : away from 'the community
still retains- his interest in what
lippens there? '
NIGHT SCHOOL TO BE ORGAN-
: Plans are bejng discussed" whereby
a night school ma?: be added t the
present excellent : school facilities df
our town. ' The night" school will be
held in the Brevard high school build
ing and- will atfoirdlan excellent op-
portumiy xor Doys ana gins, ana oia
er persons, who wish to'continue their
. ..." ...... . j'. rf-i.Vv,T.. T-V-ir.
siuaies. , .".v
- If intefept is aroused, and a num
ber of pupils express a desire for such
a" school, every effort will Ite made to
suit the . work to the ,re uirementg of
those attending, ;;TheriwUr be both
men and women teachers..' ;,V
r Anyone wishing. ,-t6 Jearn ; more
about the proposed night school may
call at the, Brevard high schdol, where
Miss Tyner -has kindly off ered Jto give
informmation to any who may be in
terested. Those who do not find it
convenient to call at the high school
may; receive information- from Rev.
John Seagle. J1 a; sufficient number
of pupils are enrolled during the next
few weeks, the night school will open
early in January. X " -2
are rarely to-behad .inithe smaller
towns and therefore young men and
women who havetstppped ; going, to
school when too young to appreciate
an education, rarely ; have an Oppor
tunity to attend schoollater, and this
wilt be an opportunity If or! all those
who are anxious to 'make' up for
lost or wasted timW class will be
.organized, also orjadufys who wish
to enroll as pupils. '
' MRS. J. S. SILVERSTEEN
: Chairman of Committee
NEAR EAST. RELIEF '
The Committer ar-' the near East
Relief CampaUk iwnre decided to carry
on the campam another Week.
v Contrtbutin arerbelny receired
-daily and are se&tlte headquarters a
fast as recehred. t'f
JVfm ffl .corident that ojir quota
will Be reached, t - ' .
cntribntbins . to JVlrs. David
Ward or Miss.Caroine -Trowdridge.
P1SGAH FOREST PERSONALS
' Miss, Beatrice, Carr left the first
of the week to visit Miss Lucy Hun
ter in Winchester,' Kentucky.
Mr Geo, M, Spiegle a prominent
umberman of New York was calling
on the Carr Lumber Co Tuesday. -
Mr E. P. McCoy left Tuesday for
Virginia to attend the North Carolina
Virginia-foot ball game.
The many friends of Mr, Tom, Pat-
ton, will be sorry to hear of the accid
ent which he bad on Tuesday.
Mr.Patton was knocked down by a
automoble while he was crossing the
road in front of his. house. - . " : -
He was very painfully, but not ser
iously ' in jured. . -
Mr. T. L. Formyduvall, who has
been conected with Carr Lumber Co
Store, left on Sunday morning for his
home at Lake Waccamua, North Car
olina. i-.Mr Formyduvall was comp
elled to return home on account of his
mother's health, and the "many friends
which he made here were very sorry
to see him leave.
Mr7 AstorH. Welcb has accepted
a position with the Carr Lumber Co
stored v Mr. Welch is a native of Bun
come County. . , ' .
Mrs. E. P. McCoy left for Ashe-
ville on Wednesday to spend Thanks
giving with relatives.
Mr H.' L: SoTithejn has been atten
ding cort in Brevard this week. . '
Mr. Louis Car returned on Wedne
sday frdm a bumess trip to.Virginia
and West Virginia. , - '
Mr. F, A. " Talbot of Greenville
South Carolina was the guest Mr.and
Mrs. Frank Carr -the first of ' the
week. - ' " - - V '
BREVARD INSTITUTE NOTES.
Mr."' and .Mrs. ; Norman . Miller of
Henderson ville-made us a short visit
on Saturday, taking home with them
Miss Nannie Moore and Miss Bertha
Gantt to spend the week. end. Mrs.
Millar, as Ruth Drummond,-was for
merly a' student here- .
Mr." and Mrs- Gray, with. Arthur
HarrelV motored to. Hendersbnville
on' Monday., ' ' ' - t
. We will have' a holiday on Thanks
giving day, with a ' special program
Thanksgiving . night. A -few , of our
students will "go. home for the day,
but most of them will remain here.
V We. have had a number: of -inters
esting reels shown here, 'recently,
most of them coming from the North
Carolina Board of Education, --j vC
I r ; KOW ASSURED
County Solons Vote To Anthorice
; State Hijhway Xdmnussion To
Have Work SUrted At Early Date
' On Road Which, WUl Connect With
'Brevard.;? V'-t' Z X-
- The.;16ti : proposed C 'Transylvania
highway; -to connect Greenville with
Brevard, N. C.; by way of .Travefers
Rest and Caesar's Head, will be con
structed thin the next few months,
the "county legislative 'delegation hav
ing voted' y esterdayCto; authorize the
South" CarolmaHighway Commission
to 'arrange" for early beginning rof
work on the' road. Greenville' coun
ty will have" to do only with icoh
struction" of tha part of the roa
running from Travelers Rest to the
Tar Heel state line,' from which
point the sister Commonwealth is con
structing thehighway -on 'to Brevard.
The road will be one of - the . most
important In the Upper state section
and wil become 'one of the main tour
ist thoroughfares of the n mountain
section of the southeast. " :-
Two bids, ranging slightly above
$175,000 on the sttetch of road ly-
ing in Greenville county, are now be
fore the delegation. ' 'The State High
way Commission has advised the local
solons to go ahead with - the work
of letting contracts for 'construction
of the road an'd to award "th6 con
tract to the" lowest responsible bid
der. However, with something like
$5D,000 additional money' needed to
construct "the road the delegation is
working on means of raising ' . this
amount. " . ' v
Just how soon the highway will be
completed depends; it . wag said,- on
how quickly the contract can be let
and work started. Hdwever, : it. is
believed 'that the highway frnay ;be
open . f of maximum ' traffic hot late?
.- Action of the delegation in voting
to have work begun at once- on the
Brevard road caused no Utile com
ment here yesterday afternoon. For
months, the. much talked of highway,
which would open up miles and miles
of the wonderful scenic county of
upper Greenville county and Western
North Carolina, has provoked much
interest not only here but throughput
this part of the state. Satisfaction
was generally expressed with the pros
pect of the great road being con
structed within a few months.
The decisive action of the county
delegation came after months of con
sideration and the appearance at the
meeting yesterday, of several promi
nent citizens, urging that construc
tion of the road be authorized. Ben
E. Geer; C. O; Allen, F. F. Beattie
and W. ,G. Sirrine "gathered with the
delegation yesterday and- spoke v in
behalf of. the. proposed, highway.
Mr. Geer, who has been a., consis
ent booster for the road since 'the
inception of the plan, said that the
importance of thexoad could hardly
be . overestimated. ; ,t Qpening up . of
an alniost virgin region, from which
new business will flow into Greenville
Was one of the advantages mention
ed bound to result from the project.
Mr. Geer also mentioned the fact that
Furman University owns property at
Caesar's Head and had .pledged the
sumof -$20,000 toward r construction
of the new- highway.. .7 . .
All members of the county delega
iion were present at the meeting,
held at 1 1 o'clock in the grand jury
room, and to a man voted for au
thorizing construction of x the road.
Representative Raven I. McDavid ofr
f ered the motion in behalfof the road
whi;h was seconded by . Representa
tiye Joseph R. Bryson. -
" - - 93rd CHRISTMAS ,
Mr. Editor, v ' ' - - '
This will . be my 93rd Christmas.
God has permitted me r: to. live . ' a
long,' laborious, rand, I trust, useful
life. I have done a ..great deal of
solid pioneer foundation work in, my
day that will tell in time and through;
all eternity. A Christmas . present
would be thankfully received . and
highly appreciated. J,
i am v very feeble, almost helpless.
A -wordto, the wise is sufficient.-.
A happy ; Christmas - to all - my
friends. ITThalnff them -.for their
kind remembrances of me in my xoid
age and great affliction, N -A ' J
'-'-. Sincerely,- .. - v -
f . . FM. JORDAN
- SEALS ON SALE; NOW ,
The Annual Tuberlocis Christmas
Seal sale will begin today in every
town and hamlet in North Carolina.
The little seals will find their way into
the most remote corners of the state,
Everyone i8 asked "to "purchase and
use these seals to priyide funds for
the tuberculocis causes -u - I
Just what does one buy when one
. makes an annual purchase of Christ
mas ' seals f - Surely the purchase, in
cludes more than papef and printing,
more ,even than, the charm of colors
and, design, the. seal may possess
vj; Prhaps .j you thuig first of : relief
work, and picture milk and " other
necessary" food for consumptives.
Perhaps your minds turns to. the
doctor's bills. There is also the sana
torium' where 'the: flushed- cheeks, df
the tuberculocous grow rosy as health
is restored by proper treatment.' ' Pos
sibly you have been reading, of the
need for popular ducation in health
and the seals you buy . represent to
you ' tuberculocis clinics and health
lectures. As a natter? of fact, in
most communities some part of your
seal ' money is expended in each - of
these, ways. " '-
But along with this investment in
the : machinery, of community im
ptdvemejit ybu bave invested in pro
perties less tangible but quite as valu
able. You have made" i yourself a
sharer in the human faith,--love" and
couragge that have secured for the
tuberculocis movement whatever suc
cess ' it has known. -
Very properly; sentiment has ltttle
place in tuberculisis work or in any
other social health work. 'And yet
the purchaser of seals has the right
to see the human value in his pur
chase.' ' '
... The seal is more than a gay stick
er, bought of , a pretty girl. It Is
,more, , even, tnan a rational means
of protection for thp' purchaser and
those he loves.- It to a-witnesav to
VlM - - .... . K l. - .. ....
thatrcan dram of a better day ; .to
willt hat is, staunch enough to move
to bring, that day. . :.
It is inf these qualities" that the buy
er of seals makes bis ultimate invest
Issued by the North Carolina Tu-
beeulosis Association, Sanatorium, N.
C, - .
THE BETTERMENT MEETS
The usual Betterment meeting was
held' "on Monday in the high school
auditorium. While the weather pre
vented the presence of many who
wished ' P" come, there was a large
attendance of members and parents
to hear the well-rendered program
on "play.' After the usual open-"
ing exercises," the audience joined &
singing America, and then the
lowing program was presented.
The Shoemake, a game demonstrat
ed by Miss Eisele's pupils.
, - Talk: The Co-relatioA ofPlay with
the -Curriculum. - . . " ..
"Roger is Dead." A game demon
strated by Misses Jenkins and Wal
ker's pupils. J
: Paper: The Playground as the
Citizenship Labratory, by Dr. - Sum
mey. ' , '
In Dr. Summey's regrettable, , tho
unavoidable, absence "his "paper ; Was
read by Miss Bertie Ballard. It was
interesting and instructive. The pa
per ; -showed depth of thought and
earnest solicitude for the best devel
opment of the children. ,
Several ladies took part in the dis
cussiJtnon . the moral and civic de
velopment -of the boys and girls thru
- Some : important , business was
transacted. Mrs.-C- C. Smith resigned.-
as vice-president,; and Mrs. D. C
War,j was elected in- her. place i -Mrs.
Smiht was . elected- second vice-pre-sridnti.
and appointed; committee on
programs.- The reports of the com
mittees on the entertainment and on
night schools was received and adopt
ed. ; - A; committeei'with iMrs.' Ralph
ZacHary. as - chairman was appointed
to look after a Christmas treat for
the ; County Home. ?- The Betterment
voted ten dollars to " the Nearr E?st
Relief. ? .Hembers present Vaid their
yarly dues to-the treasurer, who an--nouncd
that the Society had fty
names dnvthe rolL These represent
the best of Brevard's womanhood, the
true mother of our public school. ; '
The . Beterment endorsed the work
of thev Home add Farm Demjpnstra-
tors, and stands, ready to ; do aJJ .in ; the good in: others, and ever ; mini
its power to, further the ends of these mizes the shortepmings, and absolute-
important' offices. - "t
THE NINTH COMMANDMENT :
, (By CHAS. C. SMITH)
Thou shalt not bear false witness
against' thy neighbor.'' Thi3 ; com-,
mandment i' as?difectedagainst f ); the
wrong r' use - of speech. - One ;,of the
most powerful things in the world, i.
human speech. ; .The author; of Proi
verbs says it brings life -or deathi
Happiness or "misery 'are .caused:- .: by
our speech. v Jesus says there is much
in r6rds; "By "thy words "thouTshalt
be"" condemned fj by . the. words thou
shalt be justified.M Great is the pow
er of 1 thevhuman tongue so to twist
speeck as to blast reputation . and to
ruin the ' character of person in a
community.' y - ;. ,; ''. -' v - '
The divil gets hold of a human ton
gue an'd 'finds 'it a ready and prepar
ed instrument for doing his nefarious
work. The Bible has frequent warn
ings against, unholy uses of the ton
gue and tells of its' evil possibilities,
"The "tongue is a fire; a! world of
iniquity r itl is an unruly evil, and
full of deadly poison." '-They . have
sharpened their tongues like a ser
pnts f adder's, poison is ' under their
lips." The'! source of jthe -tongue's
evil is the devil :" "The tongue setteth
on fire the course pf nature, and it
is set on fire of hell." ,
It is against such uses of the "ton
gue that the ninth commandment "is
directed. - " . ' " '' ''"
I. THE PURPOSE OF THE COM
MANDMENT.'' This is to protect the
reputation, that good character may
not be blackened in the estimation of
the public. Further, it is to preserve
from the damaging effects of. wrong,
or false, testimony in courts. Again,
its purpose is to ground human re
lations in truth. ! "J'--J'r'
SOME WAYS IN WHICH ' THE
fCOMMANDMENT IS . VIOLATED,
.i'AAMniAnJmAfii . nAinA .Jn ' Mnd 1
juriri those testifiid kgainst; T-i
(2 Thei secondary application" cif
this is in private speech. Not many
of us now are in danger of giving
false testimony . in 'court,' but in pri-
vate we are in danger of doing the
very thing against which the spirit
of the commandment' is directed.
Slander is the most frequent viola
tion. While all s have- a right .to a
just judgement from a jury or a
judg, all have fully as much right
to just and unbiased judgements
from the court of public opinion ;
and private testimony should be e
qually as free from injurious state
ments as that given in a court. - Slan
der is the lie invented and distril
buted witK malicious intent. Or it
may be the truth distributed in such
a way as to injure. .The highway
man is a gentleman compared to the
slanderer. On election day I prepar
ed my ballot as I thought .in private.
Imagine 'my surprise twhen I heard a
few days ago that a woman said she
looked over my shoulders,, saw that
I had scratched the names of two
of the members of my church who
were running for the same office,
only , she told it so that both candi
dates, seemed to think" that I voted
for the other one. I, As long as two
gentlemen from my church, were run
ning for the same office I did what
I conceived to be an act "Of courtesy
toward both by not voting for either.
But this woman - told it so as - to
create a false impression. I do not
know 'who the woman is, , nor do . I
want to know, but she stole the - in
formation and peddled it about inan
injurious way. - If I were low enough
down to look over another's shoulder
and see what he was writing I would
be very particular not to let anyone'-l
know that I was such a sneak-thief.
4 Tattling, tale-bearing, gossiping,
telling things that are calculated -to
injure another, on a better authority
than hearsay, violates this command
ment.' -: 1 J - f '
False recommendation also violates
it; -Merchants are guilty of this in
commending a clerk who they know
is not commpeteht to - another ;,firm.
Ministers are guilty when they com
mend , to " a v' church ' a . brothor minis
ter whom, they know can not fill ac
ceptably its pastorate." C' ""''
' nL, HOW TO KEEP THE COM
MANDMENT. ,In"a very pre-emi
j flent way love here is, the fulfilling
J of the law: " Love does not even think
! evil, much as slander .the good'name
, of another. Love persists in seeing
ly refuses to t call the', attention; of
Members, spent r
meeyng:-jjf rjt'Li - c
asked that they-r..
hye- dinner, with her.
o'clckv':thten'tir2 "' I
sent, with the; exc : : - I
Sledge,0.whOiis'enj:; lsg- a jeave
absence .dinnei was Jannouncedf ; jkr a . -Uibse
present enjoyed the good eats'- V
nlace'd 'before ' th em ..and , all '-.dehVhts
that only' an informal dinner affords.'
After: dinner they had a round table .
business meeting ; and plans . were :
made for the followiner month's work ": '
an'j YiAtr AntA vo-Amniv'A1 jtAm! . .
miueea and an more svstematie work
:' TVA; fn-t.i1 :-- Tir' Tl-i.
urer , rv.r mveorpening; isi. iiep, . .
Supt; ; Miss Jennie : Aiker2nd Dept'r,
Sup.t; Miss: Gladys Kupatnck' 3rd,
Dent STit. i Ml' NpII iA iTcpw 4tTi
Dept; Supt. Mri'Jeff SttggsV Epworth
Era Agent j'Miss Clara Kihg.-Pianistl'
LETTER FROM MR. . BELL
Nov, 27. 1922
Editor Brevard News:;-v
We all have beard about old time
revival meetings. The writer once
heard a good , brotiaer ' express f it de-i
sire -for an "Old time reyival,:vCon-r;.
rfno.t.prf in the old i-mS wm(K.W-S!';":
have just had two1 weeks of this" sort
vuuccii cuiiuuctcu wuuuui, auv uuu- i. .
ern inns aug xuruuiuw. r xvev.
j?-n ; j- .1 .1 r: :,. rjTS;
rence urawiora,; tne pastor, conaucpr f 11
ed the : services, assistedio Jjv a :BOTA rt
ferteA . aloud; and saarciic) tAi Tk&r-?
nreacnea'tne iove oi.tiod, jieu - and-
damnation straia-ht . f roni thp shniuld- -. &
er. dinners' xeus into rune aitar cry- .;
' '11 ' 1 . --.'I'.' ' H ' "i ' " 1. .-.
ing and graying ;ior mercy. ' Some
Some of the - rood old sisters . toee-
ther with new converts, furnished a 1 -
generous amount of shouting through '.
out the meetmer. As a result of the .
maafinff fmrntcCoTi limit. Wara emiverK. . -
ed and the faith .of many was-
Domted dav for the iJoantizmc:: in r
wind was blowinsr and ice floated i in ,
the water, twelve candidates took the
plunge and came forth cold but ha
py. It is barely possfbje.' that in
future one of these may doubt wheth
er he ever had any" religion,- but he
can't forget he was once baptized."
A. P. BELL
He who .would look with, contempt I
upon the , farmer's pursuit is not
worthy the name of a man.Beecher.
others to them Loving the), right
word is apt to be aid and," 'a" word
fitly; spoken is like apples of gold in
pictures of silver,' ; .: ', i .,r .-v-:'
We may b"e helped .in keeping the(
commandment; by . remebrintljs '
under no circumstances' is a lie ever
' Then, too, there? must b firm de
termination" on t our rpart not, to yio-
late it even m spirit The psaimist
set us a fine; example: "I am pur
posed that my mouth shall not trans.
gress."v Again- hear him 'Lwill ta
heed to myways irinCotUsv:.
my tongue ; i L.wlll .keep my mou'
with a bridle.". . '.-, f ' ,
Dependence on Gpd will supply t"
IndespensabTeT power; . Again r ' Y
the ' psalmist as he lana on 'di
graces "Set a watchr-'O Lord, be
lips1. "Not only ir a we'trust
to-bridle usAbut wa'may Jjdepen
Him to give.ns the-. wbrdsUbat
should say s . Let the ,yrordsf
mouth and fKeedaAtionort .
lipsi be acceptable in v thy sight,
Lord,' my strength and my; Red
The coptrol pf the tbtigtte bri.
its oW ficb reward. ffWhpso fkc
eth his mouth 'd'-uJtongtte':ke
eth his soul frm trouble.' iCAr J i
apostle" James ? has f this fine ; .w xrf
"If any man off en d not- in ; v,- -r r ;
the same is" a perfect mart, ar i
wilso to - bridle ' the whole bod
Let us all pray it. "now
"Set a-tOJLorf; '
mouthj. keep the door c !