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THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 1925
By L. A. AMMON
& The Labor Cost
All signs point to a big corn crop j
this year. This is shown by better j
seed beds than last year, and if signs j
do not fail, a warmer summer.
The real corn belt of the West uses j
very little hand labor in producing j
corn. They now use a three-row i
corn planter, and a three-row culti- i
vator. so they cut the* cost of culti- (
vating fifty per cent. Ihey use the i
check row planters and cultivate ?
both ways, so there is little need for j
Forty acres is not a large field and
five to twenty cultivators going at
one' time is not uncommon.
If we of Transylvania wish to
compete with them, we must cut the j
cost of .labor as much as possible.
This is a serious problem for each
farmer producing corn for sale or
commercial feeding. A few days |
thought . just now may show you j
that you can make out with one man
less, or grow seme additional crop
that will make a fuller time use of
1 believe I am safe in saying that
the Western farmer can take our la
bor and their equipment and take j
care of twice the acreage of corn|
as we do. This was my first impies-,
sion when I tirst came to the l ounty
* and that impression has grown in
stead of decreasing.
Corn that is to be fed to cattle ;s
best and cheapest when put into
a silo. Corn that is for hard corn,
is cheapest, when all factors are con
sidered. when cut. shocked, and run
through a corn shredder. These
things are sadly lacking in our Coun
ty, but many farms or groups of
farms can make them possible at
small cost to each.
The best farms in the County arc
allowing their hay to stay out. in the
Weather all fall and until fed. That
causes around one-fourth loss. These
same farms have no hay tracks and
forks in their barns so it takes twice
as long to unload. And this is not a
dry country where wev have lots of
time to get hay in. And so it is all
down the list, even -to the churn.
Why not have more money in equip
ment and not so much labor.
The Cannery Again
Another company is sending a mar. j
here to Iook lis over foi a cai??<e. .??
I wrote them about the tirst man. s
prices, and they feel that they can
make us the same size plant for less
than half the first ' man s price.
More iioout this later.
Loe-u s S.uing had a neighborhood I
terracing the last week, t ivo fat in- ,
ers had work done, and since the.v
had it done at the same time, . it j
saved the Farm Agent much travc-t j
and time. A good thing for other,
communities t.o do, as the individual j
calls consume so much time that i ,
can not do the work justice.
? ? Mr. Amos McCail is the first to !
start this County otf in the purebred :
bull drive. Pie has a nice ' bla.-k ;
Angus. If you wish to get the Angus
fever, jus. rub up against Mr. ha*ph
Fisher. ? Guess he is not nutty
either. They are a fine breed for
crossing on our native stock.
The lime- drive has hit lil cars, one
over the goal and a few more in
sight. This means better crops for
the year, and more bony stocK in the
future. Lime for "Holler head and
tail" is proving good th'.s winter.
As yet I have not found a case where
ashes or lime was being used in, the
feed or salt.
Considerable trouble is being had
with baby chicks ,and the greatest
cause seems to be houses that a:e
warm. Fresh air and sunshine
WL~m the start is the best remedy.
From the experience of the grow
ers, the oil brooders are the less apt
to overheat the chicks, and gives
plenty of heat with least uange
flktr >ing out. The general trecu in
/brooding business is to get awnv l\oni
excessive heat, as it speros tha^ the
overheating causes the chick:; <??>
take colds more easily when, let out
to the air.
McCoy and O'Kelly lost two hun
dred chicks due to the wind blowing
the smoke down the stove pipes.
They have all oil burners now.
Pigs seem scarce. I will try and
get seller and buyer together if you
will leave your lists with me.
ATTENDING FEDERAL COURT
United States Commissioner A. E.
Hampton and Federal Prohibition
Agents V. E. Grant and W. W. Owen
are attending Federal Court in
Greenville, S. C., this week.
NEWS FROM THE <
! STATE CAPITOL
By M. L. SH1MPAN
Raleigh, N. C., April G. ? The "Old
Ship of State" is still rocking, with
the billows no less threatening than
they were a week ago, in so far as
salaries and "perquisities" are con
cerned. The salary and wage com
mission has been named, accepted
service, and will soon be prying into
the affairs of State departments and
institutions with the view to usin.tr
the pruning knife in situations which
seem to warrant that course. If
the Commission spends any great
length of time in Raleigh and under
takes to delve to the bottom of liv
ing conditions it may learn that no
appreciable number of State em
ployees are receiving more than ne
cessity requires. There are probably
inequalities which should be adjusted
but indiscriminate slashing in the
salaries of departmental helpers
is not anticipated on an extensive
The Salary and Wage commission I
composed of .Julian Price, of* Greens- j
boro, chairman; George A. Holder-,
nes-v Tarbor; S. L. Rogers. Franklin:
Robert X. Page, Bisco and Aber
deen, and R. 11. llanos, .Jr., Winston
Salem, is due to start on the task
assigned to it on call of the Govern
or. The Commission is representa
tive of the business interests of the
State and the members thereof are
said to have had experience in em
ploying and handling labor. Anyway
the "destiny' of workers in and
around the capitol is in the keeping
of the five men picked by the Govern
or to decide whether the State is
.paying too much for "services rend
ered."' . .
Commisisoner Doughton, of the
Department of Revenue, did not
wait the arrival of the Salary and
Wage Commission to inaugurate a
wage reform in that branch of the
State Government. His first official
act after taking over the automobile
license bureau of the State Depart
ment resulted in a 20 percent re
action in the salaries of employees
inherited from the transfer and
corresponding reduction in the per
sonnel. A saving of around $43,000
annually in overhead expenses is an
nounced already and the Salary Com
mission may ''go one better:' before
? ";et.; th.-ough. The places of J. K.
Sawyer, former supervisor, of the
bureau, and A. L. Fleming, chief
clerk, who voluntarily retired when
the bill passed authorizing the trans
fer to the Department of Revenue,
have not been fUlled by Commission
er Doughton. The two were receiv
ing $y.<300 a year. The service of j
an even dozen have been dispensed |
with a. ul the 117 employees remain
ing have submitted to reductions' in
compensation aggregating in amount
Commissioner Doughton also an
nounced that he has effected a saving
ol" ?21,000 in securing a new con
tract for the distribution through
branch offices of the 1925 license
plates. Branch offices operated in
cooperation with the Carolina Motor
Club and the Winston-Salem Auto
mobile Association will enable the
Department to dispose of license
plates at a cost to the State of $1.18
each, all told, or an actual saving on
the basis of last year's sales of
$2!.0S5.-.'W. Agencies havi; been es
tablished in sixty towns and cities
of the state for the sale of licenses
under the revised agreement with the
Carolina Mo Lor Club and the Win
ston-Salem Automobile Association,
which are equipped for dispatching
business on a big scale.
The work of Governor McLean
the past week has been largely de^
tail, so far as the public is aware.
He announced the appointments of
several go e.ning boards of institu
tions and designated Corporator
( onKi:i;.;io!n r \. J. Ma.ivell as the
senior of that tribunal to supervise
the Biue Sky Law transferred from
the insurance department by act of
the last Legislature. Commisisoney
Maxwell will, receive no additional
compensation and appeal; from his
rulings may be jv.adc n. the full
Commission.. The law regulating
bond sales was materially, strength
ened by the late General Assembly
and promotion schemes of question
able merit are likely to experience
greater difficulty in passing the cer
Of the increased powers vested
the Governor by the General As
sembly just adjourned is the right to
appoint the full membership of all
boards of State institutions, the
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CIRCUIT COURT OPENED f
IN BREVARD MONDAY
Circuit Court opened l|ere
Moday with Judge Walter H.
Neal, of Laurinburg, presiding,
and J. W. Pless, Jr., of Marion,
prosecuting attorney, represent
ing the State. The twenty hold
over cases and those in which
true bills are found will be
handled this week. The Civil
court term will., be held next
The Joe Tinsley Building, adjoin
ing- the Brevard Banking Company's
new building, is now hearing comple
tion and will soon be ready for occu
pancy. It is a handsome building pi
pressed brick front, and is a credit
to Brevard as well as to the progres
sive spirit of Mr. Tinsley.
One half of the lower floor will be
used as a Cash and Carry grocery
store, which will be open and ready
for business about April 15th, and
1 operated by ('. V. Patton. The other
half will be used by Mr. Tinsley as
an up-tordate; real estate and insur
ance office. The upper floor allow
space to rent as office rooms.
DAVIDSON RIVER CHURCH
100 YEARS OLD LAST SUNDAY
On last Sunday, April 5th, at the
close of the regular morning ser
vices, Davidson River Presbyterian
church held its annual congregational
meeting. This church was 100 years
.old at that time.
In its early days, when this was
the only church in this vicinity, it
kept "open house" for the various
denominations, having regular ser
vice of its own about once a month,
and the Baptists and Methodists also
having a regular monthly service at
the church and all working in har
The Mills River church was cut off i
from Davidson River in 1859. The
Brevard church was built in the
eighties, as a branch of Davidson !
River, and cut off as a \separate
church in 1891.
Rev. W. S. Hutchison is pastor of j
this church at present, and it is en
joying a very good growth.
SUPT. T. C. HENDERSON
IMPROVING AT HOSPITAL
The many friends of Supt. T. C.
Henderson will be glad to know that
he is niprpving from his extended ill
ness, but is still unable to leave . the
Brevard Hospital. It is hoped that
he will soon be in our midst fully re
stored in health.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE
For the last few weeks, we
have received only two or three
letters. Don't forget that the
people in other parts of the
County arc anxious to know
what is going on in your section.
We know that this is your bus
iest season, but we arc anxious
to hear from you as often as
you can find time to write.
Thanking you in advance ?
irs. rim imm
Mrs. Eliza Ann Zachary, aged 8'J.
died Friday, April 3, at the home ol
Her daughter, Mrs. J. T, Gassaway,
in Central, South Carolina. Her
body, accompanied by friends and
loved ones, was brought Cr/?revard
the following day. Funeral services
and interment took place at Mt.
Motiah chut oil, Calvert, Suiurua..
afternoon, April 4th. Funerai ser
vices were conducted by Kcv. K. li.
Welcl , pastor , of Brevard Methodist
Mr: . Zachary was born and reared
in Cashiers Valley, N. C., and moved
to Calk'ert when she was married and i
lived there until the death of hei
husband, Johnathan Zachary. some I
fifteen 1 years ago. Since that time
she had spent most of the time with,
her daughter in Central. Deceased j
joined the Methodist church in her
youth and hor entire life of 81* year;;
was filled with acts of Christian kind
ness. The mother of a large family,
cumbered witli many cares, she never
lost her poise. Her kind and gentle
ways brought into prominence her
natural gifts of culture, refinement
Deeply religious, with charity for
all, she never compromised with
wrong. Gentleness, charity, love fo
her home and her neighbors charac
terized her life. She most assuredly
while livng, exemplified the spirit ox
Him whom she devotedly followed.
Mrs, Zachary was a woman endowed
with so many virtues that she re
ceived while living, and merits since
her death, the universal p!aud:t,
"Woll done, thou good and faithful
i addition to her many friends
loved ones, Mrs. Zachary leaver
ourn her io.js, 8 children, .'J!
ldchildren and 15 great-grand
children. Six children besides her
husband have gone on before her.
| F(^r Mayor:
S. M. Macfie.
For Alderman :
Lewis P. Hamlin, W. L. Mull, 11
R. Walker, Plato Scruggs.
Enthusiastic Meeting Held at
Brevard Chamber of Commerce;
Jisheville Men Main Speakers
Featured by addresses from a
group of .AslieviHe.- business; men and !
attended by over MUO members and
visitors, the special mi-cling of uic
Brevard Chamber oi Commerce held
Tuesday night was declared to be a
huge success. The principal tail: was
made by F. Roger MHier, manager,
oi' the Asheviile Chans be:- oi Co m
merce, on "The Chamber of Com
merce and Its Importance to the
Mr. Miller stressed the part that
civic organizations; play in the up
building of a community, emphasized
the value of co-operation and urged
that all citizens of Brevard give
their Chamber of Commercje their en
tire and hearty support.
"When all County lines in Western
Aunu i/aioiina are v.ipen out,' .
.dii'-'i' .leckired, "inis section \v?..
UVV jtaloii-UJ and bii?d <aa1
iOWiiS and cities .01 tin.) i.-ecCiOi.. i ! 1 w
one great unity ? all working fur uk j
Oei.Leime.nt of their section'. Asiie
\ use la. not succeed if Brevard fails
and iJ- cv\?r J must have the success o;
[iici . ^i.'-.hbors to carry on to fuiic..
x resident Holmes Bry^on, oi the
Ashevilic Chamber oi ComiiU'rce.
j spoue 011 "Civic Progress," drawing '
the parallel between Asheville's pro
gram of progress of which much is
| already completed and the plans of
the Brevard organization for their
city. He assured his hearers of the
co-operation and support of Ashe
ville and discussed the work of the
new Extension Bureau of the Cham
Jber which recently took over the
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functions of Western North Carolina.
Charles A. Webb, co-publisher of
The Asheyiile Citizen, spoke briefly
011 the same topic, mentioning the am
bitons for Western North Carolina
long carried on the mast head of The
Citizen and which, he said, the pape.
and himself are obligated to l'uiiill.
At the conclusion of Mr. Webb's
taik, it was announced that The t.n.
' Zen .at! Gdb.:.' iijcd a niemborihip i
; the Brevard Chamber of Commerce,
[the announcement being greeted with
! considerable applause from those
J. W. Pless, of Marion, and John
j Neely, of Asheville, both former res
! idents of Brevard, gave short talks
j in which they congratulated their na
tive city on its progress in the organ
ization of a Chamber of Commerce
arid spoke feelingly of the good for
tunes in store as a result' of this
W. E. Breese expressed the ap
preciation of the citizens of Ashe
ville for the efforts of their business
men in behalf of Brevard.
The work of Philip Warren, newly
elected manager of the Brevard
Chamber of Commerce, was lauded
.Liul he was pledged the assistance
of ail niembc-s and of the Asheville
Prior to the meeting, the group
fionv Asheville was entertained at
dinner by officials of the Brevard or
ganization. Among those present
were: Mr. and Mrs. F. Roger Miller,
Mr. and Mrs. Holmes Bryson, Charles
A. Webb, Mrs. Topping and Mr. and
Mrs. J. W. Neely.
The plumbing establishment, for
merly owned by R. Tharp and 1).
C. Scruggs, jointly, has recently
changed ownership. Mr. Tharp is
now sole owner in this business, he
having bought the interests of Mr.
Scruggs. Mr. Tharp expects to add
two or three capable men to his force
of workmen, and will be able to ^ive
the best service to his patrons.
MRS. J. H. HAMPTON
The following notice was eiipp
from The Asheville Citizen of Tu
Mrs. J. M. Hampton, (50, died
yesterday afternoon at a local hos
pital after an illnes of several weeks.
She was formerly a resident of Ashe
ville, but for several years has lived
near Black Mountain. Funeral ser
vices will be held Wednesday morn
ing at 11 o'clock al Mount Zion
church, Skyland. Besides her liu.
band, Mrs. Hampton is survived by
two daughters, Mrs. Nora Haiupto;:
Rogers, of Asheville and Miss Ethei
Hampton, and three grandchildren.
Charles Durwood, -James and (leorgi
SIMMS DOING HIS PART TO
"HELP OUT" BOOTLEGGERS
Eck Simms has been doinjr his pari. I
for tho past while in the eradicating
of bootleggers. Among the captures
to his credit are, Dock IJoyd, color
ed, who lives one mile north of
Brevard and gallons of corn. This
haul attracted much attention as it
was being poured out on Main street !
Sunday-week. ?, Evidence was also
produced in whiskey to the amount i
of three quarts found near Brevard j
Hospital, ownership of which was ad- |
mitted by Tom McKinney and Spann ]
On March 27, Simms was called to |
East Fork, where lie found Dock j
Hubbard at home drunk. Upon in- ,
vestigation a small quantity of whis- ;
key was found in the house.
All of the above cases will come
up before the judge in this term of
JUNIOR ORDER TO PRESENT
FLAG AND BIBLE TO THE
Transylvania Council, No. .'570.
Jr. 0. U. A. M., will present a Hag
and Bible to the . Conntstee school
on Sunday, April 12, at 2:30 p.m. !
Following is the program which
will be carried out:
Prayer ? Rev, W. H .Nicholson
Presentation of Bible ? Rev. E. It.
Acceptance ? G. W. Whitmire
Presentation of Flag ? L. 1*. Hamlin
Acceptance ? S. P. Verner
Hoisting Flag ? W. A. Lyday, and P.
H. Galloway '
Song ? Columbia
? J. P. Mason, W. A. Lyday, L. P.;
Hamlin, Committee in charge
| MEDICAL SOCIETY IN
At the Tenth District Medical So-,
jcfety, which convened in Ashevilie j
j on Monday evening, Dr. T. J. Sum-!
jmey, of Brevard, appeared on the |
I program, opening the discussion fori
| Dr. John D. McRae on "X-ilav Ex- 1
animation of the Gastric-lntestinai
At least one hundred physicians
were in attendance at this one-day
meeting, and all present pronounced
it one of the most successful sessions
ever held. It was the first held ii
Asheville since the society was re- j
organized in 1921.
Dr. G. B. Lynch, of Brevard, was
| also in attendance at this meeting.
SOUTH AMERICAN MISSIONARY
WILL BE HEARD AT BAPTIST
CHURCH SUNDAY MORNING, 12
Rev. A. R. Philips, a returned mi - j
sionary from South America, wiii \
preach at the Baptist church next
Sunday morning. He will also do
liver a message at Mt. Moi iah church,
Calvert, Sunday afternoon, and prob
ably again in the evening at the Bre
Rev. Philips is a native North Car
olinian. This will be the tirst oppor
tunity the local church has had of
hearing a South American missonarv
and a general invitation is extended
to all interested in missions to be
present at this occasion.
OUR DAILY BLESSINGS
May I share with my readers some
happy thoughts from my readings'.'
"My heart for gladness spring';,
It cannot more he sad,
For very joy it laughs and sings,
?Sees naught but sunshine glad."
We cannot be half thankful
enough. God has bestowed so man>
gifts upon us, is bestowing tin m no..,
and will continue to do so as we 1 1 \ *. ? .
Last years acorns lit- half bur:<"i
beneath the dead leaves, and thou;. ?>
cast aside and trodden under foot 01
man, they still hold their shapi-l;,
open to the sky, ready to gather t.n
dews of the heaven. It may be a ti:<y
germ is sleeping there and now i ; f> ?!
and watered by those reiYe iiii.)
drops; sometime a mighty tree h:
spring up and spread its leaves, am!
lend shelter to the passerby.
Oh, let us make the most of our
daily blessings, showered down upi.;i
us as Wic crystal drops oi de?v i:. i.
(ill the little brown acorns cup. i-n i
your cup and mine running nvn
Lot us plan; a germ of tiiankl'uim- *,
in our heart soil every day. :! ai
take root and grow towards. 'Jo-i.
If our cups are aiwajs ready to ? ;?t
God's blessings, it wii! nu' be In:;;
until the world shall be a nil? t ? i
under the shadows of our ?
spreading oaks of thank fuiues- ; i
like the chalice the a.oin Jio'i-. lite ?
wiii always be heavenly ? ws co i ? '
"Enough that l!e who ma-ie ; iiee c:
lill the sou!
Here and hereafter* til! it., deeov
Enough that love and tenderne-^
Our fate where e'er in joy or doiiot
A PRAYER FOR OUR DAILY
() Thou Blessed God. tile-source >>f
our blessings, make us thankful. We
cannot be half thafikful enough.
Thou hast bestowed so many gif'.s
upon us. art bestowing them now ami
will continue to do so as long as \\e
We know that last years acorn.-- <:e
half buried beneath th dead leave:,
and though. cast aside and trodden
under foot of man, still hold the:,
shapely cups open to the s!;y. re-rty
to gather the dews of the heave. i.
It may be a tiny germ is sleeping
there, and now is fed and watered by
those refreshing drops; sonictih.e.i a
mighty tree shall spring up. anil
spread its leaves, and lend shelter 'o
Oh! Help us to make the mo.-t of
our daily blessing.;, showered dowu
upon us as the ci-ystal drops of de.v
that fill the little brown acorn.; cup.
Are not our cups running o\er?
Enable us to plant a germ of thank
fulness in our heart soil every day,
that shall take root ami grow toward
Thee. We know that if our cups at'
ready to catch Thy bltssinj ;, it wiii
not be long before the worl : : !all be
able to sit under the shadows f on*
wide spreading oaks of tii.m!:! di;?e> ,
for like thv chaiicc ihe aco. i. holds,
there will always be heavenly dews
to lill them.
Father. Thou who made can iil oiu
soul here and hereafter, tii! i'.s deej
o'erilow. Thy love and iem!erncs.
control our fate, wheroe'er in joy < i
doubt we go. Thou hast given so
much to us, 0 Lord, give o::e thiii.i
more ? A Grateful Heart, fo "nr
daily blessings, for Christ':, sake
? C. 1) C.
The Brevard Cash Grocery store
will open in the new Tinsley huiid
ing about April 15, under the man
agement of C. Y. Pattern.
Mr. Patton intends to carry a com
plete line of staple and fancy groc
eries, and will have on display many
attractive bargains in the grocery
line to suit the most critical buyer.
Mr. Patton needs no introduction
to the people of Brevard and Tran
sylvania County, having spent the
greater part of his life at Davidson
River, until the past year wh n ho
has taken up residence in Brevard.
If you like our paper, we would
be pleased to hear from you in the
form of a citib of subscriptions.