By L. A. AMMON
It Has Rained
Not quite proper "to talk about
weather in society, but that was sure
enough a rain, covering much of the
County. The most general since last
The wind and hail that was with
the rain did some damage to. corn.
The dough farm reports much corn
Shall We Seed Yet?
Now that regular rains are quite
sure, the big question is. shall we
put in the grass and clover seed
that we failed to get in or lost"?
For ^imson clover and hairy vetch
I would say yes. without much fear.
The grasses can yet be sowed with
out a great deaf of gamble. The
red clovers are the most uncertain,
but that will largely depend on the
winter. Moist and mild winters us
ually follow dry summers.
Last year a large number of peo
ple seeded clover in September and
some in October, after corn was off.
The com wa> blown down so that
they could not seed earlier. To my
surprise, the clover came through
the winter in good shape, and
would have made a pood average
crop, had the weather not been so
hot and dry.
There is some gamble, but it
looks to me that the chances are in
favor of ' sowing during the early
part of September, and if it contin
ues warm, then a little later.
?" To fail to sow your hay crop will
carry the results of this years
drought over into another year in a
most definite way, and as for the
soil, it will be remembered several
years, unless other means are taken
~ to supply what your hay sod does.
I saw a similar summer in Michi
gan. where the seeding was all
' killed. The result was that the av
erage yield of potatoes was cut 25
bushels for the first year, and less
for three years. It w^s a Hard
blow to the farmers, and from that
I would say. "Get in your seed if
The expected rush of Western
cattle on the Eastern market has
not materialized to any great extent.
"They haven't got 'em." is the way
a Southwesterner put it today. Ac- j
cording t othis man's talk, the ;
ern cattle raisers, and by that be
meant those whet have them by the
thousands, have given up the gaiwe.
Now having about one-fourth the
usual number. Over-stocking of ^ht
range has just about killed the na- ;
If ;t is true that the West hast not
the cattle, it will help explain why ,
cattle are higher this year than last.
The market is now two cents higher
than last year. The local price is
around one cent higher.
With market, conditions as they
are, good steers should bring not
less than five cents. Some have
been s?ld for four and one-half.
On strength of the favorable
, northern crop, and the extra amount
rtf early Northern potatoes, they
have dropped around twenty-five
cents per bushel. One-fifty at the
farm is now the general price, and i
a reasonable <>De. considering the
price obtained by shipping.
The prospect of a large yield o:
Northern potatoes during Augi>
does not mean a great deal, as bep
tember makes or spoils the crop.
The trucks are taking our pota
toes at a rate that we will have no
surplus by December. The big ques
tion is, shall we disregard them and
?hip our potatoes, or wait till they
come for them.
STATE AUTO LICENSE BUREAU
OFFICIALS VISIT IN BREVARD
Officials from, the State Automo
bile License Bureau from Raleigh,
were in Brevard Tuesday of this week
regard the use of - expired license
Several automobile owners in and
around Brevard, who are still getting
by with thei old license tags and
' without any. . ere seized by the of-j
ficials. but were allowed to go after'
putting up the price of a_ tag. No
arrests were. made.
LOCAL CAMP SONS OF
The. French Broad Camp Sons of'
Confederate Veterans was organized
here last Friday with a membership
of 15. Ti H. Galloway was elected
commander, and T. E. Patton, adju
tant a:id treasurer.
Approximately One Million Dollars In Local Real
Estate Changes Hands Within Past Ninety Days
Actual Construction Work To Start
At Once On Country Club Course
An eighteen hole championship
golf course designed and constructed
by Donald Ross,, nationally famous
golf architect, will become an actual
fact in Brevard within the next
twelve months, it was announced
last week following the meeting of
the stockholders of the Brevard
The golf course will ocupy some
T25 acres of the famous F. D.
Hunter farm, one of. the most beau
tiful estates in Western North Caro
iina, lying , just one and a half miles
north west of Brevard, half way be
tween the Greenville and Toxa way
high ways. The land for the golf
club has been deeded by the Brevard
Development Corporation, of which
Hugh Pinnix of the Pinnix l,and
Company, is president and treas
urer. On the remaining five hun
dred odd acres of the Hunter place
the Pinnix l,and Company will de
velop one of the most beautiful and
high class residential subdivisions to
?be found in this entire section.
Work on the golf course and the
subdivision will be started at once.
The Brevard Country' Clu)> will im
mediately take possession of the
Hunter mansion which will be used
as a club house for the next two
years. On Thursday afternoon,
August 27th from 5 to 7 o'clock, a
reception was hel dat the club house
at which time an inspection of the
property was made: by the stock
holders of the club and other inter
ested citizens and visitors to Brevard.
Light refreshments were served by
Dr. B. B. Todd, proprietor of the
Franklin Hotel, and by the Pinnix
Following a meeting of the stock
holders the Board of Directors of
the Club met and elected the follow
ing officers: Joseph S. Silversteen.
president: W. E. Breese, active
vice-president; J. H .Tinsley. treas
urer. and Philip Warren, secretary.
Other vice-presidents include Dr.
T, J. Summey, R. W, Everett. W. W.
Croushorn and A. D Michael.
Both the stock holders and the di
rectors of the club formally ratified
the contract entered into by the
club with the Brevard Development
Company for the gift of the land and
the use of the club house and adop
ted a resolution thanking the Bre
vard Development Company for . its
generous gift which enables Brevard
to have one of the finest golf
coursed in Western North Carolina.
It is hoped that Mr. Ross will visit
the site of the course within a few
days and will do the preliminary
work toward laying off the eighteen
holes. Actual construction work is
to be started just as soon as possible.
Construction work is now going
forward on one hole to be
used by the members in practice.
Thirty ;ier cent -of the subscriptions
to the capital stock of the. club were
called at the meeting and with the
$5,000 thus secured work will be
pushed a* rapidly as possible.
Minor repairs and alterations are
being made on the club house and
lights installed, bringing the build
ing up to the requirements. A sur
vey of the road leading into the
club house is being made and a first
class road will be completed shortly.
The committee is negotiating for
the employment of caretakers and
a house staff, and meals will soon be
served members at all hours. The
house committee will be named at
[the next meeting of the board, the
luties of this committee to govern
the social functions of the club. A
number of social functions are ex
pected to be held immediately fol
lowing the formal openmg of the
dub house. Reservations for enter
tainments to be given by individual
members should be made to the
chairman of the house committee,
addressed to the secretary to avoid
The Brevard Development Corpor
poration expects to put on an in
tensive advertising campaign of this
development in Florida during the
winter and in Western North Caro
lina, South Carolina, and Georgia
during the early spring.
Homer Orr, of Dayton, Ohio,
; visiting his parents. Mr. and Mrs. D.
FISHER REUNION TO BE
HELD SATURDAY AT LAKE
TOXAWAY BAPTIST CHURCH
The Fisher reunion, an annual af
fair for the getting together of the
Fisher family, will be held next Sat
urday, September 5, at Lake Toxa
way Baptist church," the exercises
proper beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Among the entertainment features
for the day will h? several addresses
by prominent speakers. Hoi) Zeb
Weaver is slated for an address, and
other features will include music,
and an old fashioned picnic dinner,
not counting the warm handshakes
and hearty welcome of this old and
valued family of people.
The committee in charge of the
plans looks forward to the greatest
reunion ever held by this family, and
a general invitation to the public
HELD AT CASHIERS
I"' ? ; ?'* : ;v ? '^jLtz
About three hundred people, de
pendents and friends of the orig
inal Col. John A. Zachary, pioneer
settler of Cashiers Valley, gathered
at the Zachary Cemetery near Cash
iers on Saturday, August 29. for the
seventeenth annual Zachary reunion.
Among the entertainment features
for the day were: music, furnished
by a local stringed band and j
speeches. John R. Zachary, grand
son of Col. Zachary and president of
the association, narrated some of the
interesting events relative to the set
tlement of Cashiers Valley by the
Zacharys. He was followed by R.
H, Zachary of Breva in a short I
address, and W. E. Breese, of Bre
vard, who made a very able speech
in keeping with this annual event.
Dr. J. F. Zacarv. of Brevard, sec
retary of the association, read the
report and the action of the execu
tive committee. It was decided to
erect markers at once to all the
graves and at the next annual re
union to erect a monument in mem
ory of J. A. Zachary.
Last, but not least, was the picnic
dinner which was served on the
grounds. This consisted of every
thing good to eat. and prepared a>
only people of this section know how
to prepare. ^
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TEN MARRIAGE LICENSES
ISSUED DURING* AUGUST
The following marriage certifi
cates were issued at the Register .of
Deeds office in Brevard during the
month of August: August 5, Ott
Plemmons and Bessie Danielson, of
Brevard; August S. Rufus Russell
and Ella Garren, of Rosman ; Aug
ust 8. Harrison Owen. Wolf .\Joun- 1
tain, and Cora Stanley, Balsam
Grove; August 15, D. Miller and
Orpha Galloway. Rosman; August
15, Lunia T. McCall. and Ruth How
ell, Aseville; August 15. Clennic K.
Orr, Brevard, and Inez Floyd,
Greenville. S. C. ; August 26, Bill
Smith and Delphia* Pressley. Pisgah
Forest; August 26. Russell Funch
and Ethel Byrd, Rosman, August 29.
Wm. F. McCall, Fletcher, and Jen
nie Sue Norton. Lake Toxaway;
August 10, James Hemphill and
Rosa Jackson, (colored). Brevard.
U. D. C. TO HOLD MEETING
SECOND SATURDAY IN MONfH
The first meeting of the LT. D. C.
for the fall and winter months will
be held at the library on the after
noon of the second Saturday in
September. All reports must be in
at this meeting and a delegate will
be elected for the State meeting to
be held in Elizabeth City, October
24. All delegates will be enter
tained by the people of Elizabeth
City during this meeting.
The meeting called for September
12 will be one of importance and a
full attendance of members is de
sired. Several pledges and requests
for different charitable objects will
be discussed at this* meeting.
Large^Per Cent Sold To Outside
Interests; Many Local Turnovers
BIDS OPEN FOR STAR MAIL
TO ROSMAN UNTIL SEPT. 15
The government has offered bids j
open to the lowest bidder for the
star mail route from Henderson- J
ville to Rosman. The bids will
close September 15.
It is (announced that if reas
onable bid) is made, the route will be j
within a short time,
if established, would aid
relieving' the deplorable
situation ii the present mail service
and would carry first class mail and
daily newspapers. The tentative
schedule as outlined would probably
include an additional incoming mail
at 8:30 a.m., and an outgoing mail
at 2:30, p.m.
S. A. C. ASSOCIATION
MEETS IN BREVARD I
A meeting of tue directors of the
Southern Appalachian Section Camp
Association was held in Brevard on
Tuesday in the Chamber of Com
merce rooms. There were twenty
directors present representing four
teen tamps in various parts of the
Appalachian section. The main ob
ject of this association is to uphold a
high standard for all camps in the
The chief business before this
gathering was to form an education
al bureau for camp extension, witr.
R. H. Morrow, of Brevard, as direc
tor. Another important matter of
business was the election of officers
for the ensuing year. 1925-26. The
election resulted as follows, presi
dent, Mi's. Edward Allis. Chunn's
Cove Camp, near Asheville; vice
president, D. Meade Bernard. Camp
Carolina; secretary-treasurer, R. H.
Morrow. Brevard. The executive
board is comprised of the president,
vice-president. Miss Fannie Holt, of
Camp Keystone, Reed Combs, of
Chimney Rock Camp. and. J. A. Mil
ler, of Camp Transylvania.
NEWS OF INTEREST
FROM STATE CAPITAL
Raleigh. August 3:1 l*? The return
of Governor McLean to thd State on
Sunday. August 23 was followed
immediately by hi* plunge into offi
cial business. The situation at San
atorium, the special term of court to
try W. B. Cole, the investigation of,
the Department of Labor and Print- j
'ing and the investigation of the J
Fisheries Product Company were
among the matters to receive his;
early attention. Except for brie!
items of interest there was littlc
news in the capital city during tlu j
week. A number of State official,
are on vacation and the summer per
iod is being passed with as little ef
fort as possible.
The Governor issued an official
statement Sunday morning declaring
he had investigated conditions at
State Sanatorium for Tuberculars
and found conditions better than
heretofore, no reason for alarm, and
that the turning- out of patients w?.s
NOT a new policy. He criticized
the Associated Press for sending out
a story portraying- conditions at the
Sanatorium which focussed public at
tention on the institution. He
backed up his statement with letters
from the officers of the institution
regretting the impression which had
gotten out. It was stated that if a'1
emergency arose it would be cared
for at any and all state institutions.
The Associated Press replying to the
Governor's criticism merely content
ed itself with reciting that its story
had been issued with an official
statement from Sanatorium as its
basis, that fifteen days had elapsed
and no denial of the story had been
made until the Governor investi
gated the situation and pointed out
that the essential facts that the pa
tients were to be turned out was
not denied tior was it denied that
shortage of room was the reason.
It is estimated that the total v;..ue 1
of land sales transacted in Brevard
the past ninety days is in the neigh- j
j borhood of one million dollars. A
large proportion of th?* property
exchanged has been sold to tourists
and people with outside interests,
and also much of it has been ex
changed among the residents them
selves. Some of the property sold
is in the business section, opening up
most desirable locations for business
enterprises, of which there have been
| about fifteen during the past three
| During the thirty days just pased
there have been ten or more land
auction sales, including both busi
ness blocks and residential subdivi
sions, with the total value of sales
for the month of August amounting
to approximately $300,000. In ad
dition to the property sold as sub
divisions, some 200 private sales
have been transacted during the
The property sold as subdivision
during the month <>f August may br
listed as follows:
The Dr. Wall is subdivision on I'a'r
Avenue, consisted in the sale yf
lots, or one and one-half .acres, with
the value of sales estimated a*
$3,670. This sale was conducted b
C. P. Wilkins and associates, of Br
The Clement and Nicholson prop
erty, residential subdivisions, con
sisted in the sale of 15 lots, with an
average price of $450 per lot. Sale
conducted by C. P. Wilkins and as
The T. H. Shipman subdivision
consisted in the sale of 1 4 lots, with
an average price per lot of $700
Sale conducted by C. P. Wilkins ar.fi
The Siniard property on Cascade
Avenue consisted in the sale of 4i
lots, with an average of $420 per
lot. Sale conducted by C. P. W ilk
ins and associates.
Eastabrook subdivision of residen
tial lots resulted in the value o
sales amounting to approximate!;.
$12,000. Sale conducted by Jeffr- s
Realty Co.. of Asheville.
Brevard Park subdivision consist
ed in the sale of 250 residential lot*
with an approximate value of salt
amounting to $.14,000. Sale con
ducted by Jeffreys Realty Co.. o
The Hawkins subdivison consisted
in the sale of 48 residential lots,
with the value of sales amounting to
approximately $17,000. Sale con
ducted by Jeffress Realty Co.. of
Allen Terrace consisted in the sale
of 17 residential lots, with the value
of sales amounting to $4,700. Salt
conducted by Guaranty Realty Co..
The McCrary property ronsiste.'. v
the sale of 65 residential lots, or :
three-acreage tract, with the value >i
sales amounting to $10,000. Sai
conducted by Pinnix Land Co..
Brevard and Gastonia.
The* press organization added its re
gret that the story ha<* been con
strued to mean maintenance
were low and stated its basis f?i
this was the statement of the super
intendent of the sanator-uni that n<
funds had been provided to cafe for
maintenance of prisoners for 1925
1927, while $37,500 a year had beer
provided during the previous bien
nium for each year.
As the situation stands, it is ap
parent that patients will be re
quired to leave within eighteer
months after they were taken into
the institution or as soon as possible
thereafter. The Governor's investi
gation has nott changed the :;tatu of
this order of the Board though :
explained its reasons for issuing the
order. The earlier press reports on
Sanatorium cited this as its majo
fact. Patients will be turned out of
Sanatorium because of lack of room.
SERVICES AT METHODIST
CHURCH NEXT SUNDAY
Rev. S. C. Morris, of the Brevard
Institute faculty, will preach at the'
Methodist church next Sunday morn
ing, and the Rev. Monroe will have
charge of the evening services. Dr.
J. F. Zachary will conduct the
prayer meeting on Wednesday even
THE PRAYER CORNER
I * ?
| THE HABIT OF CHEERFULNESS
We have no right to add to '.he
sorrows of the world by being:
gloomy or discontented. We. all
create a certain soul' atmosphere.
Let u.s see to it that the atmosphere
we are creating every day may help
others to thank God, and rake coin
age. We can all walk in the glad
consciousness of sins forgiven, and
in the radiance of God's wonderful
Dorothy Quigley shows how vital
j soul force can be thrown away I- J
those who are not careful to culti
vate "The Habit of Every Day
Cheerfulness." She says: "Every
thing proves to us that cheerfulness
upbuilds, uplifts, attracts." Be
cheerful. Grumbling, whining and
complaining are just so much-< apitaf
taken from your bank account ol"
mental force, and put to a very iioir
use ? indeed t" no use at all. If you
drew your money out of your bank
every day, and tossed it into t h? ?
sea. people would deem you i lsane.
You would soon become poor and
neglected. You waste your precious
God-given force just as foo.ishly,
and lose your power of attracting
by fretting over trifles ? a let tt r ex
pected. a bit of, dirt on the floor,
imaginary insults, and a hundred
other silly false ideas. Your vita?
energy, your very life, is thu-. use
lessly dissipated and soon, you neg
lect, ami people study how t . avoid
you, and you lose oppurtun ie? oi
success. Determine t-> f>e < he -rful
Project a vision, a picture of your
self as cheerful, lovable cou?;igeou?.
hopeful, and make vourseldf li :e it.
A PRAYER FOR CHEERFULNEES
O Thou God of Cheer and Good
Will, let us not add to the soitowV
of the world by our gloom ot dis
content, but let u?i see to it that thi
atmosphere we are creating, eve-j
day may help others to thank Th"?
and take courage. We can all walk
in the glad consciousness of >i.- for
given, and in the radiance "f Thy
wonderful love. Help us to culti
vate the Habit of Every Day Cheer
fulness, for cheerfulness upbuilds
uplifts, attracts. Make u.s cheerful,
our Father, open our eyes to set
that grumbling, whining, -complain
ing. is just so much capital taken
from our bank account of mental
force and put to a very pour use ?
indeed to no use at all.
Let us not waste our preciou*
God-given force and lose our power
of attraction by fretting over th
trifles, thus uselessly dissipa ,:g on ?
vital energy, yea, our very life,
turning people from us and lo-in;*"
opportunities of success. u
cheerful, Thou God of Che.r. giv
to us a vision, a picture of ou.Mivo
as cheerful, lovable. courage< u- and
helpful, an dto make ourselves !ik?;
it. And this we ask in th< nam
and for the sake of our blessed Lord
Jesus Christ, who brought glad tid
ings of great joy to men, and bad>;
us always be of good cheer, for }???
is ever with us. and has given to m;
of His spirit, that we might i?e HI:*
Him. bearers of glad tidings ::
great joy to the children of men?
? C. D. C.
COUNTY OFFICERS MAKE.
BIG HAUL FRIDAY NIGHT
?l.ate last Friday night. She) itf
Sitton. Deputy Fisher and Rural
Policeman Sims, made a raid ? n Ea-t
Fork, ar.d were successful ir -.-.np
turing a large double steamer strll
of about 400 gallon capacity. A lore;
with the still was also captured sev
eral hundred gallons of !?ter. a
small amount of whiskey, <? .?
man with whiskey in his pow->io:i.
It is a violation of the St .te I. u.
to pass the school bus whe:i :t :??
stepped at the regular stor. whilt
loading or unloading children.
? ECK SIMMS.
MASS MEETING FOR PURPOSE
OF BUYING NEW WATER SHED
A mass meeting will be held :.t the
Court House Friday evening, Sep
tember 4, for the purpose of giving
the citizens of Brevard a ch-nee to
decide on the question of whether or
not they want the Board of Alder
men to purchase or lease th? Cuth
eys Creek watershed.