By L. A. AMMON
A number of men have had various ?
fields of their farms tested for sour- 1
ness. Wit n the exception of a tow |
fields. only otic farm has shown any j
natural source of lime, "his farm was
near 15 lan tyre. The farms near t'her
rytield arid up, show in all cases a
need of. lime of a ton to two tons per
acre. One field sho wed too much j
lime had been added.
Where iiowbei'ry vines are plenli-j
ful. 1 have found it to be very acid. J
The loose putfy spots that will grow
anything -how acid in some cases ami:
in some cases, these spots have been
made by too much lime.
From the history of most of those
spots they will not. grow clover
some where corn turns white or j
striped, is an indication of the mod
of- kan it or potash. On others that
show no white. the need is apt t>' be j
It! percent acid. .Manure is the best j
for starting a crop. j
In some parts of the County, whole .
fields -of t'ms tight gray. putty sod is;
found, and get :: stand i't- clover,
lime ami' ? 1 * percent acid ha?c pro\tn ^
best, outside ot manure.
Clover in Rye
In watching the farmers turn in;:
utuier rye stubble for corn, the
question comes to me. why not sow
about four pounds of red clover seed ;
in your rye in the spring and have
a fair cutting of eiover to turn under J
with the stubble. The best way to do j
this is to drill in with the grain
drill, which has a seeder. Use a few-,
pounds of fertiliser mixed with the
seed. Set the discs so they will cut i
lightly in the soil and practicality ev- J
ery seed will come up. Since there'
are enough seed in four pounds of.
clover seed to make a plant eMrv
three inches apart, you should have
a fair stand. - j.
If you have no tirill. sow the seed j
and run over the field with a drag
harrow. You will find that the drag- j
"ging will do good to the iv*..
The Clauirh farm seeded rye last
year and they had clover almost waist
high to turn under.
This is also "a good method of fur- .
nishing some good winter grazing.
I.ast call for pruing grape vines,
and you Cannot cut them more than
what is good for them. I.eave the
side branches -with only two buds,
Are your plans for the next throe
months well made, so you will bo able
to change from one piece of work to
another without loss ot time? Arc all
tools and implements repaired, oiled
and ready for the field? Saves time
to have all things ready, and the
plans, you have in your head or on a
note book are the most impo.tai.t of
Over ol'.e hundred head of feeder
cattle a:.:i grazing stock were sold in
the County last week. The price wns
around live cunts per. pound. This is
about three cents above the price of
fered in November.
A number have spoken about
grass and dover seed for March use.
If there enough to make up a
wholesale order. 1 can get the seed,
?otherwise"; your cheapest places to
got them will be from local .?i'-'n or
the Farmers federation at Asho
Following is a letter from the
United States -Department of Agri
Mr. I . A .Ammon,
F;. ? to ??romptly u-'-ize blight
ktllt- ! ? . : timber has caused
very h'v't.. in the North. Unless,
system." ? o:V .rts for utilization are
'? mado. -; ." ired that the percent
age -i It. .1 be even higher in the
Ir ylvania County, our in
spect. - ? .uveled by automobile from
th" ,i:'.ty line on the road from
Hem.'-^onville to Brevard, without
find ' i' U"' lit. From Brevard to
Re.-... . dve percent b'ight was
f out id: from Kosman to L.-'te F??ta
wa: . forty percent b'ight. and from
lire a?d the north corner of the ?
CM ty. two. percent blight.. We rsti
maf- that eight percent of Mie chest
nut in Transylvania County is in
fected w if. the disease.
? RUSH P.. MARSHALL
SKAJ L FIRE WEDNESDAY
Tito F::v Department was called
out Wed; esday morning to the home
of V rs QT\'Xi
where an o?! stove
had exploded.. The fire. ?va ; v
aishc-.l. however, before the tbe en
gine reach Mrs. Belong'?.. ? ? ull
age resulted from the explosion.
BILLS RATIFIED CONCERNING
TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY I
I Among the bills ratified for and
concerning- Transylvania are:
j An act allowing the commissioners
to abolish the chain gang and dispose
of prisoner* serving time thereon
and property belonging thereto.
An act to increase the compensa
tion of the board of commissioners
EPISCOPAL CHURCH TO
CONDUCT MISSION CLASS
The Women's Auxiliary of St. Phil
ips church will conduct a Mission
Study Class each Friday afternoon.
The (irst meeting will be held Feb
ruary 27th at the home of Mrs.
These meetings will be held at the
homes of the different members, and
Mrs. Frank .1 en kins will be the leader
IT PAYS iO RAISE HOGS
Mr. J. A. Bishop, farm manager of
Brevard Institute, has recently killed
two fine hogs weighing when dressed
These hogs were raised on the In
stitute farm and are only a . fair sam-j
pie. of Mr. Bishop's skill in the hog- \
raising business. Mr. Bishop is j
firmly convinced that it pays to j
raise hogs. . j
GOOD NEWS ^MK |
Savannah, Ga.. Feb. 18.? (Special) :
- ? Brevard and the Land of Water- <
falls' will be the summer Mecca for a;
number of well known Savannah eft- ;
i/.ens during the IS) So season, ae- 1
'cording to information received to
- " * I
day by Secretary Philip Warren, of
the Brevard Chamber of Commerce,
who is Brevard s official repersenta
tlve on the Georgia-Florida Good
Will Tour of the Asheville Chamber
The beauties, and advantages of
Brevard, both as a summer resort and.
as a place of residence and invest
ment. are being extolled by Mr. Wa.r
reii to Savannah people, and also to
member- of the tour party with
force and enthusiasm. Booklets de
scribing Brevard's many attractions;
and advantages are being distributed, j
in large quantities.
Among a number of prominent Sa
vannah people who have been ex
tended cordial invitations to visit
Brevard' during' the coining summer,
are Hon. Pleasant A. Stovall, owner
ami. publisher of the Savannah Press,
and former minister to Switzerland .
during the Wiison administration,
Mrs. W. W. Davant, and others.
Asheville's tourists have given
Brevard's representative a cordial
reception, and officials, of the party
expressed pleasure that Brevard sent
a representative along on the trip,
to detail fully to Florida and Georgia,
people the wonders of the Land of
CEDAR MOUNTAIN MAN
DESERTS HIS FAMILY
W. M. Riddle, of Cedar Mountain,
escaped last week with a large sum
of money belonging to his employers.
Tic also ties'; r; i! a wife, and tea chil
Frank Osborne, son of Mr. and
Mrs. C. K: Osborne, had a narrow es
cape Monday evening on Gallamore
if ill, when the motorcycle on which
he was riding, collided with a truck
driven by Ed Snangum.
Frank was thrown from the motor
cycle,. resulting. in tile fracture of his
right leg and rigiit arm and in severe
cuts and bruises. The motorcycle was
Dr. Stokes happened to be- passing
in his car at the tinio of the accident
and he at once took Frank to the
Witnesses of the scene testify that
the accident was due purely to care
lessness on the part of the truck
driver. Hi.; lights were not turned on,,
although it was dark, and he was al
o driving - n th .i>. g side of the
State Senate Backs Up
Governor's Bond Issue
Good Profits Secured ,
From Roadside Market
Surplus produce from the garden, '
orchard and poultry yard may be
sold to advantage* by using; a small
roadside market. This is especially
true if one lives on one of the main
highways where travel is heavy.
S, C. Clapp. .superintendent of the
Mountain Branch Experiment Sta
tion near Asheville, tried out this
plan last summer and sold over $400
worth of surplus produce right at the
market in addition to taking orders
for large deliveries to be made from ?
the farm. Mr. Clapp made a iittiv.
stand just high enough lor one to
drive l?y and look over the produce
comfortably without getting out >?'
the car. The stand had two .shelves,
so that the lower one might be used
for protecting leafy vegetables- from
the sunlight. The produce was tied up
in nice bundles and well arranged in ?
small baskets with the price of each
article ori each container. A small
box was placed for the change and it
was left to the honor of the buyer to
make his own change.
Mr. Clapp hardly ever visited the
little stand except t<> replenish what
had been sold. The produce was
placed early in the morning and the
money taken out late in the evening.
Some evenings Mr. Clapp found at"
much as twelve dollars in his box and
there was never a mistake of over a
few pennies caused by difficulty in
"The people seemed to appreri".tv
my trusting them," says Mr.. Clapp.
"Many of those driving by stopped
and looked over the .material am!
would then drive in to the farm and
buy a larger amount than I had on
display. 1 sold apples, egg plant, boil
peppers, melons, peaches, grapes and
Mr. Clapp believes that the farmer
who has a surplus of produce might
well use this idea to advantage this
summer and dispose of his material
right at the front gate.
UNIQUE GEORGE WASHINGTON
The Daughters of Wesley Sunday ,
School Class of the .Methodist chine,"
was delightfully entertained Tue -
day evening by Mrs. E. S. English
and Mrs. J. B. Pickelsinier. as joint
hostesses, at the lovely home of Mr , ,
E. S. English.
Following short business session, ?
Mrs. .1. B. Piekelsimev announced a
program appropriate, to the occasion 1
of George Washington's birthday. :
The program was as follow:-: Bri-f
sketch .of George Washington's life; .
by Mrs. H. C. .Hanson: Duet. Car. y ,
Me Back to Old Virginny. by Mes- :.
dames Banks Nicholson and Ed Lof
tis; Reading, George Washington and
His Hatchet, by Miss Alma Trow
At the close of the program, an
interesting contest was engaged hi.
Slips of paper were passed around
and contestants were given ten min
ute* in which to' see who could write
the most words using the letters in
the name Washington. Mrs. D. F'.
Henry ws ? 'in- prise Wiiric?, s!.
having made the :?V;v& in the
allotted time. This was followed by
a hovel -game. "Crossing the Deia- ;
ware," which called not only for
rapid thought on the part of the
players, but also for a certain
amount of historical knowledge. An
other contest was enjoyed, consist
ing of a list of questions requiring
answers pertaining to war, the win
ning contestant in his being Mrs. II.
C. Ranson. |
Ice cream with cerries, red, white
and blue cake, and coffee were
served by the hostesses.
The guests were received on ar- i
rival by Mrs. J. B. Pickelsimer and
her sister, Mrs. Ed Loftis, who were
most becomingly and appropriately I
'dressed, to represent George an-!
Martha Washington, respectively. Lit
tle red silk flags were pinned on i
each guest. The spacious rooms were i
profusely decorated in flags and !
Thf evening's enjoyment was coil- i
eluded by an original Medley,
? ::v.v.:ctly sung by Mrs. Ed Loftis* ac
companied by Mrs. P. E. Nicholson.
A were present to enjoy
''aorclinary social event.
IJy iVl. L. SHIPMAN
Raleigh, N.. C.y February IX. ? th<; i
fight <? yi r restricting the State dis-j
cussion of the "evolution" bar meas
ure, the forward march along legis
lative paths of the $1^0,000,000 bond
issue for roads bill, together with 'i
companion measure to increase ti:.
gasoline tax from three to four cents
a gallon, decision of the House com- I
mitte not to recommend the estab- j
lishment of a State constabulary, and
various othe; matters of more orj
less importance occupied the time of
the General Assembly during the past
'I he road bonds issue measure I
passed in the Senate on second read- '
ing. A. companion measure intro
duced by Sams ot' Forsyth, who also
introduced the bond bill, provides for
revision of the regulations having to j
do with the control of the highway
fund for an increase in the gasoline !
tax from three to four cents to fi
nance the new road bond issue. Pas
sage of similar measures in the House
is expected without any difficulty,
thus carrying out Governor McLean's
plans in. this particular without any
"Evolution" was discussed at
length before cmomittee last week
and finally a vote revealed that the
education committee was deadlocked
10 to 1 <i. Representative "Tobe'
Connor stepped into, the breach with
a negative vote, he being chairman
of the committee. The bill was thus
sent back to the house with an un
favorable report. Its proponents, who
aver that evolution should be taboo
in the schools of North Carolina, en
tered a minority report and tlv
measure will have a special hearing
on this report during this week, when
the subject wiil be lip on the floor
of the House.
Redisricting the State was pro
vided for in a measure finally passed
by the house, creating four addition
al' judicial districts with judges and
solicitors. The bill when first in fro
duced. provided for seven new d: -
trjets, but was killed by the House n::
its second reading. Representative
"Pete " MuVphy of Rowan, succede;!
in getting a motion to reconsider Uj ?
vote by which the original bill fail.-.!
on second reading adopted. When the
bill again came up in the House it
was amended to provide four instead
of seven additional districts and
passed by a safe, majority. Chief
among the arguments presenter
against it was that of economy, i. be
ing. averred that the extra districts
will increase the cost of the State
government by ? more than $50,000
a year. Its proponents argued that
the condition of the dockets in var
ious counties made an increase a
The proposal to establish a Sate
'Constabulary; was made by Represen
tative Wade, who introduced a bill
in line with r ecoin m e n d a t io its of ?.!:?
social committee, which investigate.!
this subject. An unfavorable report
on the bill was returned, but it will
be up again on a minority report.
However, the House docs not appear
to think well of the proposition and
will more than likely sustain the ma
A sales tax, independent of the
revenue bill was sent up in the House
b- Representative .Madison, of Jack
son, on Saturday, who would tax
cigars, cigarettes, candies, cosmetics,
and other minor purchases. The bill
providing, what are commonly term
ed "nuisance" taxes, went to the fi
nance committee. It is well named in
the opinion of a formidable group of
legislators and others.
The Senate passed a bill which
reduced the personal property tax
exemption from $300 o $50, over tlv.
protest of "pany Senators. It is pre
dicted viiis bill will have a hard road
in the House which will probably
show g.cater consideration, for the
"ninety and nine."
Financial Legislation is expected
to occupy the center of the stage dur
ing this week. The revenue bill it
was indicated, will provide for a fifty
per cent increase in the income ta::
rates, but he other changes in he
bill from the report of -the State
Board of assessments have not been
made public. The budget report for
j the next biennial period, containing
I the appropriations for departments
| and institutions, is also expected to
1 be presented by the appropriation
committee of the House which has
had it for some time.
r.'irSb TYNER RETURNS 'I'O
BREVARD HIGH SCHOOL
Miss Com Loijrli Tyner returned
recently to Brevard ;iikI has i"*-.su rn?-< I
her duties as principal Vl" the High
Miss Tyner's many friends are glad
to welcome her back to Brevard a fir'
her extended absence, due to sci iou
N. C. Increases
in State Wealth
A report recently issued by iii"
CJensux bureau indicates ihat tlx to
tal wealth of North Carolina in
creased from $ I .<> !7.7K 1 .00 in !!>!"
to $5,543,1 i d.OOO in 1 Thai i h i
growth is continuing- is shown i?y the
statement that tiie authorized capi
tal of North Carol in:i eiiarters is
sued in 1021 amounted to $ 1 2 >,00n.
000; in 1922 to l 2'5.0nn.oon .-Mid in
1923 to 213,000 ' i
of the Union in the va!u?* of i. a-iu
factured products. in 10 1 and in
the South was second only lo Texas.
North Carolina stood fourth in
the United State.-; in 1023 in the val
ue of the twt nly-t .?o j c ; . !
and fifth in t!v> va'h* ? ? > f ai'
was first in the value of tobacco i
raised, and its cotton crop <>f I .'i "
000 bales was second only to that of
Texas. The value of crops increased
from $131,072,000 in i'.'HO to $!?'!!.
500,000 in 1023. North Carolina ba
the largest aluminum plant in lii
Troop No. 1
Boy Scout Troop No. 1, was >?<?
organized last Frihy oi./h:. Mr. .1.
Miller is Scoutmaster of Troip i.
which is sponsored by the Presbyter
ian and Episcopal churches jointly.
The troop elected Byrl Daniel- and
John White as patrol leaders, an i
leaders chose the boys to form their
patrols. The election of officers for
the year was next in order, the elec
tion being as follows: Edwin Perkin .
isecretary; Pete Hroose,' treasure'-;
Byrl Daniels, monitor; Fowler l.yo .
Mr.Stewart and Mr. Morrow i:v-'
with the troop and it is hoped that th ??
troop can soon have a hike ;>n oinp-t!>
ied by Mr. Stewart.
Trocp No. 2
Troop No. 2 met at tie- M.-'ho !" '
church Friday tvesiing ui.dt . !!? ?
leadership of Scoutmaster llarobl
The troop was organized inio three
patrols, teihporary leader- being . ; -
pointed for each patrol. Mr. Stewart,
district Scout executive, was pre.-:-:
and demonstrated to the boy the a.
of tying knots.
Eighteen boys were present at thi>
Troop No. 3
Troop No. 3 met at tiv Bapti.-..
church Friday evening, with Scout
master Charles Moore in > :i :i g<\
The troop was divided into patrob.
under the leadership of Ai < r r. .< ? ? i
as head of the Wolf P^tr^l. m l i'i':
Morgan leader of the Bobv.hi'es. Air.
Stewart met with ?hr- b??y? i'n"
short time and gave demonstration
of different was of tying knots.
Eight boys were in attendance at
The Florida Good Will Tour of the
Chamber of Commerce left A -hevillc
Monday night for its ten .'ay
through Georgia end Flos da.
The chief purpose in vrv; ['or ;? '
trip if,' to promote, a hitter f -??? I m -
between Western North Ce't 1 : ? :i tn<:
resort towns of Florida. !i i. Itopr '
also that it will result in a great. v
advertisement and a .uicatir urood fo
Western North Carolina than any
project ever before undertake:!..
In addition to promine:.: c:tiv ?
of Asheville comprising this orga::
ized tour were found also representa
tives of many towns in Western
North Carolina. Official representa
tives of Chambers of Commerce from
the various towns carried with them
literature, descriptive of the beauties
and opportunities of the l.and of the
Sky, to be scattered broadcast.
Mr. Philip Warren, the newly
elected secretary of the Brevard
Chamber of Commerce, is one of the
125 who enrolled for thia trip.
My mother dearly iiejov< d a poem
called "Somct in.c.'
I have m;i rd her r-jti u wien
^lur was o\er i ahty. .via;*-. I shar?- it
witii tiic leader <>f Prayer < oi -
lier. It i"-' lull of lii ij' aii'.' coin 1 ? ii
for ill' tii.ii.-: a::d .orio* - i 1 1 ? 1
vv1 must. al' in t tin .i .'iiiji-, niii*.
some win 1 1 ?, in iiii-.s jt'i.riH*..
"Sometime wih'll ;;!i life' |i -oi.S
have boon learned
ml sun ami :sar. Ion wi'moit:
The things width our w.-al. j':
mriit.s have o|n*r? ? !,
The tiling's iiVf will. i v. i ; ? i' n ? \? ? J
with !:? wet,
will Hash in* fort; us ou! <?i 1.1 ?
A sili.e !? ? ' :
' . \ 1 1 ? j W ? ; - 1 j . : i i ! i ? i W . ; I (lint j i 1 ? * . ? t
v.eiv rijrht ,
i was low- most I i ll' .
And iiow wiial . ccni' d reproof
j"Ai:<i .? h ; ? : 1 -?ec how, while
trown ami ?Urh.
| tiod's j'i.iii ^.D i . * i a in .-i lor '."ii
; iiow when \/(- railed 11'- ? < '<-< I i. ? .
; iiecauM' Ii is wisdom in ill' < ml
And e'en as prudent paieiit.- di .? I -
Too much of s i 1 '. !<i rTaVji ij
Su Goil, perhap. , k' epiti/ II"'" ;i:>
h><?n?' - wauled ihmjfs bccat:-' ;l
"And if. sometimes, r one a. I ,'i 'i
with lilt's wine,
We find the worn, a '". I, and r 1 !
Be sure a wiser hand tnan : r
Pours out this porlio*: f'-r <? ir 1 1 : ?
And il some one we lov- i- lyinv. !"'? ,
Where human kis-vs eani ? : ira--h
() do not blame l'ih- Iovi: ?' !?.??;!?
Hut wear your sorrows wi'h ob? d
"And you will shor.l\ kit".. ?' .
Is not the sweete. ; : ft. liod 5 i\'eS
1 1 is friend;
And that -ome limes ' Im ? i?i*- it:-:! > f
Conceals the fairest II loVi?
can se: !
If we could pudi ajar th" gates, of
And stand within and all Hod's
We could interpret all-Jhis doubi jr.d
And for each my.-tery could liud a
"Hut not today. Then be content,
poor heart !
God's plans, like Id'es. pmo and
W e niust not teal the do. ; .4 suit
lea i es a j ?ai l.
Time will reveal tile ca!y\e- of
And if, through pal i? lit toil. e reach
Wher;> tin d fi-i i. with =auua!s
loosed may rest.
When we shall charly know and
1 think that we s:::ill sn\ '(! id
k:.e\v the oes'V
O (Jod of til'' da\ la:;! a ' ,? ,
and the <!av< that < ' i
Thoe we live. an<" a: >v at ! iv.'. e ir
bein^r. whaievi-r 'In i.iys n.av !?. .
we cm trust Tiiee.
l.et us net romen ' v. *. ::::: i!ie
'sorrows that haw : e.- : !.:f. t:'1 our
'hearts and our iir. < '.!)'? ? as
::n<i tin- i al- tii.i- : ?
(i:ve us Lrladiu -s s.i r ??
! lea'!ii\^ u . i>;.- Th; <?
j comiortini; us, wa ? : ? v. v .. . .
by Tin low-, aa.i >.?'
'through Thine uaernii.iv
Father, take no', th ? veil ('?'<? . 'he
j future. If enly Thou !?? . : ; > i:- mi ;!.e
, days that are coming fuil of :'n un
! known ,it is well; uenoli'. us iv what
i soever sorrow's thev ji::'.'' t > : i ; vtth
them; pity us in the trials ill::, await
i us; consecrate our iriadiu s - . '.iroierh
the darkness; whatsoever Thou Uiv
! est us or take from us. let Thy id.'s.-:
; injr be above and about us, ami k:ep
us true men and wo; n till >ve to
home to Thee.
There are graves behind us all, 0
Father, and silence and <?????!, ? <ss
(Continued on Editorial Page) j