Modern Facilities For
Raleigh, N. C., May 12.? Again
there te talk of a opecial session ox
?tli* General Assembly to consider
the recommendations of the State
Skip and Water Transportation Com
mission which completed its final
report on Thuraday of last week.
to a statement of the
Governor, he is to be guided by pub
He reaction to the report in consider
ing a call for an extra session.
' Printed copies of the report will be
, forwarded to each member of the
'? General Assembly within the next
1 ten days, or two weeks, aftd if the
Governor receives favorable expres
". slons sufficient to warrant the con
clusion that favorable action would
taken -should the Assembly be
cwvened, an early session is likely.
The attitude of the public on the
question may also have a bearing on
!?. the action proposed.
live Commission will reconvene
aarly this week to formally transmit'
1 the document, together with recom
? mentations to the Governor. It is
' thought , the report .will sustain the
convictions expressed by the Gover
>' nor and outlined ih the b 11 under
which the comm:ssl6n ^as appointed
And directed to make an investiga
tion of shlppng conditions fn the
State and offer recommendations as
to the advisabil'ty of a State owned
ship line and terminals. ; . .
?. While it is not expected thf* ft*
\ 'Gommiseion itself will pass upon
the advisability of "convening the
General Assembly in special aMiMA,
-with the regular b'ennial afcssion
^only a few months away, one of the
members is reported as declaring
before leaving for home on Friday,
he expects a summer meeting
t? b? called. The Govrnor says
? "While there has never been any
4oubt in my own mind that this mat
ter of Water competition ;s the only
solution of Wr fraif^t rate question
it wwild be *11 advised to caii the
the liuMtfen '? TO?\*??h?wit ?f*fce
pobl'c jrtmerally should appear un
favorable to the passage of the leg
recommended. If I think
.TtKeGenetfcl Assembly will pass the
needed legislation I W-U ?SK to
. corvrne." ?
0 Ballots for the State-Wide primary
for the* nomination of democratic
candidates for state and district
offices will soon be on the way to
tV, - v ?"v-n of the county board
?f elections in each county, (for use
at the various precincts on Saturday
June 7th V except the follow ng
which have adopted the Australian
V ballot svstem: Buncombe, Hender
son Madison, Graham, Jackson,
fiwiin, Maron, Clay, Cherokee, Van
cey New Hanover, Stanly and Tran
slyvania. These will furnish their
fe own ballots.
The State Board of Elections has
placed an order with the Depart
mert of Labor and Pr'nting calling
for 1 500.000 State ballots; 107,000
for the First Congressional District;
200.000 in the Ninth Congressional
District; 70,000 for solicitor in the
Third Judicial District; 80,000 for
solicitor in the Eighteenth Judicial
District; 40,000 for State Senator
in the First Senatorial District; 60,
000 for the Second Senatorial DlB_
trict; 60,000 for the Seventh Sena
torial District; 60,000 for the
Eighteenth Senatorial District. An
in addition 60,000 absentee vote*
certifies' s are beni V nted for
us, '!? ?? out the State.
No pnat amount of interest is
heing manifested in the contest for
minor State offices. The gubernato
rial car. ' dates occupy the centr of
the stage for the present.
DR. SUMNER A RECENT VISI
Dr. R. E. Sumner and. small son,
Bob Jr.. of R!ckhill S. C. have been
?isTOng Dr. Sumner's sister, Msr.
D. T English. ,
Dr. Sumner's wife who had fre
quently v'sitcd Brevard and had
many friends here, died about two
^?CP' -? ptro after an extended illness.
The sympathy of these friends
goes, out to Dr. Sumner and the
N. MORRIS LOSES HAT
Mr. N. Morris, the genial manag
er of Patterson's Dept. store, had
his hat accidentally burned on Tues
Jay evening. It seems he haj just
returned from Hendersonv 11c and
rather absent-mindedly hung his hat
in a tub of gasoline. It caught on
fire, (the hat.) Nathan was too
excited over the arrivs! ff his
to worry over such a small thing,
like that, however.
BAPTIST PASTORIUM FINISHED
IThe finishing touches in the way
of paint, have been given the Panto
rium. This is a splendid building
and not only the Baptists but the
entire community are proud of it.
The wide verandah is hospitably
inviting. One enters a commodions
living room. There is a large fire
place at one end of the room on ei
ther side of which are attractive
built in book cases. The stairway
goes' up from the other end of the
room. The ladies of the church
have furnished this room handsome
ly. The dining room is spacious
ahd commands a good view. The
kitchen and pantry would delight
the heart of any house wife. There
are convenient shelves and bins.
The kitchen wall is a patent plaster
w th an enamel finish which can be
wiped like tile. There are two bath
rooms, one on the first floor fcnd
one on the second floor, which also
have th's tile finish.
There is one large bedroom on the
first floor with -beautiful' windows.
This room is furnished with a lovely
ivory suite, also the gift of the la
dies of the church.
On the second floor are four
rooms and several storage closets.
The linen closet, also on this floor,
is equiped with shelves which can
be dropped down, instead of sliding
The floors and all woodwork are
of hardwood, beautifully finished.
There is a large basement for
furnace and fuel.
The following commencement ex
ercises. will be given at Davidson
River H gh School on May the 21st.
and 22nd. 1924. On Wednesday
night at- 7 :46, the program will be
rendered by the grammar grades.
On Thursday night at 7:45 the
following ? program will be rendered
1 -Awarding the seventh grade cer
tificates by Supt. Henderson.
2-A play by the Hisfh School. "The
Path Across The , Hill."
_ CHARACTERS IN PLAY
" >vnro*T v Cra wf ortf,"^ '?Gran dpa' ' , -Carl
Frady; - Rpbert Post, The Visitor,
VVnverly Morris; Walter Courad,
Ruth's brother, Msrjie Davis; Dr.
Jiramle Reed, with ambition, Albert
Lyday; Mrs. Davis, Grandma, Willa
King; Ruth Conrad, nicknamed
"Bobbie," Opal Montgomery; Flo
Gray, Ruth's cousin, ' Mildred Bar
nett; ,'Liitie, a 1 neighbor, Gertrude
'ompfield; v7>zu, the cook, Edith
Sherrll; Salamander Alexander John
Henry Jones, Zuzu's choice, Claran
? e Allison. ?
Admission, children, 10 cents.
A' V't^. 26 cents.
Proceeds goes for school.
LOCAL RED CROSS WORK
The Red Cross is at nil times a
medium of communication between
the people of the United States and
their Army and Navy serving in dis
tant countries. So much apprecia
tion was shown last year for Christ
mas bags . We are asked to repeat
'.he serv ce this year.
?It is desired that the bags be
made of bright colored cretonne,
measuring ten by ten inches when
Out Southern division is asked
for two thousand bags for our men
in Hati to be shipped not later than
! Brevard Chapter's quota is twen
jty-five bags. Can we do it? Will
each club !n town be responsible
These articles are suggested for
Handkerchiefs (one or two), wash
cloth, Pocket knife, (men can never
have too many; they are constantly
getting lost), Memorandum books,
(Small pocket size), Diaries, (small
pocket size), Mechanical pencils,
Key rings, with chains. Playing
Cards, Tobacco and Tobacco pouch
es, Cigarettes, Cigarette cases, p;pes
i ?>.. Return postcard, addressed to
Chapter, with Christmas greetings
(these give a personal interest to
Specal Note: No perishable sup
plies such as candy, cake, etc.,
should be placed in these bags.
Mrs. J. W. Smith,
Chairman of Production.
Mrs. Ed Patton and daughter,
Adelaide o fDavidson River were
Brevard visitors on Wednesday.
T. B. Crary spent the week end
la: h in Vnrth Brevard.
Mr anl Mrs. Chas, Orr west
shnrni-.? :n A hrvil'f on Wednesday
I.ouic -nf nt Wednesday in
Toxaway on bu?'ness.
* * ' ?? . ' t*
I a hu? v'c *or in tov*-r? thi?
WORK AT OAK GROVE
As the 10th. oi May is, at
that me&no that good number bi
terested parties ar0 expected at Oak
Grove cemetery for the annual cliari
up day. I y. !4'j
There is plenty of work there , to
be done but if we go with the itiien
tion of making the work general, a
lot can be iccomplished in oni day.
It is needless to say tha^ the place
looks very different to what it < did
this time last year, as it has Wen
trimmed off above and belofcr <mtfl
it is possible to tell ^here it begins
Owing to the fact that it was so
indefinite, as to bow much . fnoney
would be raised, it w?8 hard to lo
cate a reliable persop for tkk work
? last year, but for the frvonfcy spent
I a good showing was made itt a gen
eral way. However, it needs to be
done very much more thorough and
it is hoped that some conclusion can
be reached about it. A lot of peo
ple seem willing to help, but never
seem to get to the point of doing it.
There is $10.00 in the bank to go
on work there and to my mind, that
should be spent on re-opening the
road leading to new part of ceme
Those who have attended futler
als there can see the need of more
room to get in and out as well ? as
for parking ground.
A box or tile will be needed for
about 18 ft. before this road can be
opened and bb the road overseer
took out the one that was once there
it seems possible that it is the duty
of road officials to replace it. After
this is done it will be a small matter
if a team or two can be gotten, to
finish the work until it can be used,
but it will never be satisfactory until
enough -of it is gravelled or cinder
ed until cars can go in and out in
rain and muddy, weather. Surely
some experiences this past winter
have proven the necessity of this.
If it is impossible to complete this
work Aow, can't we decide upon
some future day for it?
j Weeds, briars, and sprouts will
grow this summer the same as ever
if -not'-; kept dowh.'r There is grub
bing to be done, low -places to -be.
filled In and -various other work
needed during the growing season.
Shall we get someone this year to
finish' the work that has been start
ed? If so let us know how much
you are willing to contribute and
find a man for the work.
Mrs. J. C. Maxwell.
The Fortnightly club met Monday
with Mrs. J. F. Zachary at her home
on Caldwell street.
The program wa? in charge of
Miss Trovvbridue, Krs. Harry Pat
to-> anil Mrs. R. Y. Noel.
An important evcr.t wps the elec
tif" of ofF.cers for the ensu'ng year
Miss Alma Trowbridge was elect
ed president. Mrs. J. F. Zachary,
vice president; Mrs. J. E Waters,
recording secretary; Mrs. R. Y. Neel
corresponding secretary; Mrs. K.
The next meeting will be with
Mrs. 2. W Nichols at her home on
COUNTY AGENT CAUTIONS
Many owners of cows arc making
the mistake of turning their cows
out on grass, w>th the cow in a con
stipated condition, which results in
bloat of a serious nature. Before
cattle go to pasture there should be
r>o doubt as to the conditions of th
^second caut;on is given -about
drenching cows with in two day
after calving, if the cow seems to
get weak or down in the hips, it is
a sign of milk fever, and when a cow
has milk fever she can not swallow
and any medicine poured into he;
mouth is apt to go into her lungs
and a serious case is the result.
To prevent milk fever, feed dry
'Vpd'i *o?- --onie Havs before ralvinf?
See that bowels ar0 loose. Bo sn?-'
and trive plenty of salt. And nfte
the calf arrives, only m lk out abou*
half of the milk for twn milk'n^s.
Milk fever is lareely due to ton
much food stored np in the blood,
and this results in numbness of the
hind quarters. At pumped into
the udder warms the blood and
starts the circulatou acain.
Owinp to the bean beetle. Flori
da vv.ll not let us ship any beans :r.
to the State this year. This wt'l
cut our market short some, but
those in touch with the <ierr-.nr..'
th r.k we rr.n n'ft-e all we w:!l grow
in other market*.
T. A At
COME OUT OF THE KITCHEN
J Brev?rd was expecting something
'food l?st Saturday night in the play
presented by the Weaver College
We knew we could trust Mr
Trowbridge's judgment in all matl
.?? He had recommended the
W? have not forgotten the
Shakespearian plays given by Bre
Wd Institute under the direction
of Miss Caroline Trowbridge She
had written, "The play is unusually
Clever sparkling, , and exceedingly
'well done by the Weaver Club."
? ?Kh our expectations w^re
they were more than realized.
(The auditorium was filled. When
Jlr. Trowbridge stepped put ? in
front of the curtain to announce
the character of the play and the
(reasons for its selection, he was
given An oration. Not even time
Will eradicate the imprint which
this scholarly christain gentleman
has made .on this community. The
results of his work will live in gen
eration after generation.
One of the' features of the play
Was the fact that players notj only
acted well their parts but looked
tthem. . --
So unicome was Olivia Danger
field. alias, Jane EUen, that it was
small wonder Miss Dangerfield was
"engaged to three men at the time"
and every man in the house, even
her brother, wanted to_ "kiss tthe
Eiiiabetth Dangerfield, alias Ara
tninta was consistently proud and
haughty. Burton Crane was the well
the top of his sleek head to his boots
grooved wealthy aristocrat from
Edna Orr in everyday life could
not look the part of Amanda, Oli
via's black mammy, but to our mind
there was no cleverer delineation
of character than heiji, and she
looked her p*rt on the stage to per
Not a character was poorly ' por
trayed. There were no weak points
in the performance.
In the intermissions between the
acts, Miss Dorothy McKee's lovely
voice added to the pleasure of the
audience, as did also the piano solos
of Miss Marguerite Robertson.
COUNTY SUMMER SCHOOL
Afber consulting with the State
Director of Teacher Training, the !
county superintendent recommend- 1
ed and the Board of Education ap- 1
roved the holding of a county sum
mer school in this county this sum
Two instructors will be se'.cc
for the summer school which will bo
held at Brevard Institute beginnirijj
on Tuesday, June 3.
All teachers of the county hold
ng certificates bc'ow the Element
ary should make their plans to at
tend this county summer school. ?
To be eligible 'or enrollment:
1. One must be eighteen years of
age. 2. One mint have con-nletod
three full years o* hirrh -chon! wo-k
n a certified higii school. 3. Or in
lieu of three years qf hi?h rcfccil
work one must pass an entrance ex
amination on English Compp3it'on,
Arithmetic and United State* His
tory, making a passing gra.le of 75
per cent -on each subject
NOTE: To secure credit a tc-ichcrl
must enter during the first three!
Teachers who should attend the j
county summer school are: 1. Pros
pective, Jteachers who can meet the
entrance requirements. 2. Holders
of Provisional B, Provisional A.,
?nd One Year Temporary Certific
Others who may attend are: 1.
Graduates of Standard Hifjh Schools
Holders of Provisional Element
ary Certificates. 3. Holders of El
ementary Certificates-Class A and B
NOTE These are advised to go to
"^ate summer Schools but in case
*.s not possible, they may secure
-new-' e-edits in the County Sum
T, C. Henderson '
'""otin'y Superintendent Public Inst
Thnse who remember the last
rumrrajre sale by the Rc'tcrm^n'
?vH he interested to know there
w <1 be another on Saturday. May. !
Any article contributed for the
?a!o may be left wi'h Mrs. R. I..
Cash at the Chan-.ber of Commerce
?r rr.nv be reported to any of the
?i->hc ;ine committee.
Th - committee is cnrr.pr.trd of
Mrs. C. O-' jivrr, Chairir.in : Mr-.
?T. M. A".-.- Mr. 1! I.. \V -or,
Hn? y "r.f ,
i'^or Pu*)*r'.* st"T.t
(IN A HELL OF A FIX)
that' ?i?.re,a happen?. but seldom
unonl* Carolinian can improve
Xm S?me **** a*?,
The News and Observer quoted Jef
eoZn the Va'Ue ?f a ,ree Pre8?
to the effect that the choice were
given him of a free press or a free
government he would choose a free
pres. because where the press is
free there is sure to come free gov
ernment. Referring to that quota
t on in this paper's editorial, a dis
tinguished Western North Carolina
jurist says: "A nation without free
press is in a hell of a fix and it
w^old only be a question of time
( when it would cease to be' a nation
of free men."
The appreciation of the public of
the vaule of a free press ought to
carry its lesson to the editors of
today. In order to be worthy of
the confidence of its clientele a
paper muBt indeed be free. The' re
lationship must be reciprocal. It
must have no strings; it must belong
to no private interest; it must ac
cept no dictation; it must have no
back door; it must not be owned or
controlled even to the remotest de
I gree by a public service corporation
I or any other business wishing to in
fluence public sentiment. Its edi
lujw and news columnB.must be so
separate from the business office
dictation that if the advertising de
partment had the smallpox, the edi
torial department would not catch
| >t. Its owners must not have the
itch for wealth. If it must make
money, it should not let its left
hand know what its right hand is do
ing. Tha,. is to say, the money mak
ing must be inc'dental and must
^ome because its character has se
I cured circulat.on and power. If
? the advertisers can makf it suppress
items of news or color them, it is
, not a free press, but a courtesan.
It is unfortunately true, with
growth of cities and with the pros
perity that has come to many news
| papers, that the matter of dividends
land profits has tended to cause
| owners to lose sight of the fact that
a newspaper is not property but an
J institution. The men who framed
the Constitution would not have
given guarantees to he press if they
believed any large 'portion of it
could be influenced for business or
selfish considerations. It is to the
glory of the papers of America that
the press has been the forum of the
people's rights, that it has fought
their battles, that it has turned piti
?Oss publicity upon wrong doing and
that it stands as a barrier to secrecy
.n public business and corruption in
h'.gh places. We are happy to be
lieve that no large portion of the
press has fallen under the blight of
:noney making or subserviency to
The lapse is manifest whenever a
paper is the spokesman of a special
interest or when its partisanship is
so rank that it calls an investiga
tion or exposure of public officials
and the demand for expulsion from
public office "lynching." When a
paper is always found on the , side !
of the railroad and public service !
corporations and truste in thr,'r
contention for exorbitant rates it b
no longer serving thte public. The
fame thing is true when it has the
hab:t of denouncing as demagogues I
those who favor taxation of large j
incomes rather than imposing the I
burdens or. the many.
The freedom of the prer- is th' '
very bulwark of liberty. If th'
press is hampered or. hams*. ->g e
directed or influ ' ? ?? ,
profit on the par; of Us owners o
special Interests, it is no lonirer
free. It is rather a hired voice.
Instead of a blessing it becomes n
curse. The fountain is poisoned at
its source. The honor , and rights
of a free press, guarantee | in the
Constitution, ought to, and does
"ith the righ k'nd of publishers, con
stitute high incent ve to the most
altrustic and noblest service
? Raleigh News an.
MEETING OF THE ASHEVILLE
DIVISION OF THE BAPTIST |
WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION |
I On the night of May the 20th. j
and on Wednesday 21st. there will j
be a meeting of the Women of the
A- hrv "!c division of the W. M. U. I
This meeting will be held in the
First RaptiSj Church of Henderson
ville, N. C. All the women of this
association are invited to be present.
If any woman ran go nr.,} sper.d the
r.-gh. in Henders^nville i r.d will
r.ottfv Mr?. E. K. Ror-.nr, a home
So rro\ided for her.
Mr. Km. : 0. r who has beer
1 risit:r.g h:s parprts M*. and Mr*.
H V Miller, left edr.esday for
OF J. M. HAMLIN
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In reflecting further, on the work,
worth, and life of Capt, Joseph Pin
ckney Jordan, refered to in my last
communication, I believe the pres
ent generation has failed to do jus
I tice to his memory. I think it was
Daniel Webster who said that "If ft
I parent ceased to call the name ?f
his child he would fosget it." If
such condition is possible in this ten
der relationship, it is altogether
: probable in less affectionate tie?.
| Sixty three years ago and years fol
lowing "Joe Jordan", as he was
'familiarly called, was on the lips of
everybody thruout the boundaryi he
set up bearing the classic name of.
Transylvunia, but, now that . h.B
work is done and as his body moul
] ders in a soldiers grave and his sur
vivirs are recipients of the fruits of'
I his labor, we seldom hear his name
spoken. Brevard and Transylvania,
names of his own selection are call
ed thousands of times daily and are
written on every public, legal and
[private document, are the only
memorial substitutes we have to hiB
i honor, the honor of one whose wdrk
'and influence amid ponderous . , op- j
'position, lifted the valley and moun
| tains of upper French Broad, the
homes of "The River Men" into a
unit of the proud old North State.
His name should not be allowed
to fade from memory. His boyish
struggles and savings for a definite
purpose, his midnight pouring over
abstruce lessons, his uprightness in
business, hiB statesmanship in a.
short career, his prowess and sacri
fice as a soldier and above all, the
moral dignity that prompted and
adorned these traits of character
should not be passed over with a.
mere honorable mention; but ^hould
Bte commended as worthy of imita
tion and commemoration. He was
bone of our bone and flesh of our
flesh and considered himself as one
of the common herd; nevertheless,,
he wa3 first in the hcart3 of his ccratv.
trymen, first in service and amongf
the first to make the supreme sacri
fice to his country. He did more
for his people than any one man 'did
i^ at a risk of his' own reputation,
did it at the psychological moment,
did it under opposing circumstances
and did what/ eminent predecessors,
John Baxter and Harry Farmer
failed to do, he gave the 'people the
trophy of their hearts' yearning for
near a generation and by so doing
removed a mountain of bitterness
that smouldered and feared, ? that
thrust and parried that ebbed and
flowed over the valley for near a.
quarter of a century. ?
I said, "at the psychological mo.-- C
ment." Had the 1861 session of
the general assembly failed to erect ">
Transylvania county, its erection
would have been prolonged doubt
less many years, possibly never.
In a few weeks after Fort Sumpter
Bounded the tocsin of war. The
four years strife began, there fol
lowed the long withering stretch of
reconstruction, there came the ab
sorbing period of recuperation. All
thir would have deferred the consu
mation many years The old South
havng passed the subject may not
m''cr the regime of the New have
Had Mr. Jordan lived any posi
on within the gift of his people, to
which he may have aspired, would
hav V- ?"?. -h?erfu!ly giver. ?? >1
wou .'.a ti/.iusly helpc.-. him \x>
such as were beyond this gift; but
he is dead, Tis true he made his
mark, yea wrote with a flourishing
hand his name on the fleshy tablets
of h's contemporary countrymen,
but they too have crumbled. His
name for the want of a reminder is
fadintr from view. It should be
resurrected and placed where he
himself placed it, in the hearts of
Could we not set apart some tan
gible something as a memorial of
appreciation for what Capt. Jordan
was, did and stood 'l Shall we, for
the lack of an expression of appreci
at on allow his name to slumber
with the ashes of his body? Itrust
not. A statue of chisefed marble or
molten bronze placed in a nitch on
the public square of Brevard would
mutely but eloquently indicate the
esteem -of a noble people, held for
a noble son. Not so ornamental
but more useful. We nvglv tax our
selves a hundred or so thousand
dollors ar.d build a "Jordan High
School" somewhere in tho county or
or.e of hicher or even lower grade.
Hi- wn< a f vend to education. Ashe
1 ville Vns her Vance and Aycock.
sfhoo'- air.on^ h?r schools. Would
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