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    THE BREVARD NEWS j
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THELB TRANSYLVANIA
PUBLISHING CO., iM.
Entered at the Postoflica in Bntui
N. C.f u Second Qui ""
James F. Barrett
Miss Aima Trowbridge, Associate
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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 19?
GIVE THE COUNTY CLUB
ONE FAIR TRIAL, ANYWAY.
The Brevard News is convinced
that the organization of a County
Club in Transylvania county will
work wonders for this whole section.
The plan of the organization being
that three-fourths of the membership
must be from the county, and one
fourth from the town that is the
central part of the county, gives as
surance that the county interests
will be placed squarely before the
membership in all its transactions
ami activities.
Thi* paper is in favor of the or
ganization of the County Club, and
the merging of the Kiwanis club and
the Brevard Chamber of Commerce
with the County Club, having then
vne bitf organization for the
who!-.- county. The interests of all
the county could be all the better
served with one organization than
with the many organizations. Bre
vard has no problem that is not a
?county problem, of just as much in
terest to the county as it is to the
town. Transylvania county's prob
lems we Brevard's problems, affect
ing the town in the manner and de
gree that it affects the county. Then
why have an organization in Bre
vard, or two organizations in Bre
vard, when there can b? one organ
ization through which all the prob
lems of both the town and the
county can be met and solved much
more effectively than they can by
either group working alone?
Brevard is nothing but a part of
Transylvania county. There should
be no division, no difference of feel
ings. between town and county.
Brevard is nothing but a band of
country people who have moved to
town. The boys and girls on tli
farm* today, will be the men and
women of Brevard tomorrow.
An organization embracing the
men of the whole county can work
wonders for the whole county. We
believe, if this county club had been
organized twelve months ago that
already there would have been a
great smoke stack at Selica, belch
ing forth the information that a big
industry was established there, with
hundreds of men and women regular
ly employed at good wages. We be
lieve, too. that had this county club
been functioning a twelve-months
ago. that many miles of good county
roati.s would have replaced the mud
holes and ruts through which some of
you must drive today.
There are only about twelve thous- 1
and people in all thi county. These
are scattered from the Henderson
county line on the north, to the Jack
son and South Carolina line on the
south ; from Cedar Mountain on the
east, to the government lands on the
west. Whatever helps the people in j
?ne of these communities must of j
necessity be a help to all oher com- !
munitieo in the county. Whatever'
hurts the people in one of these j
communities, always and without a j
single exception, hurts all other com
munities in the county. Through a
County club like this, where the men
from each and every section meet at
stated intervals, there is bound to re
sult a wonderful advancement for
all the county.
A handful of men in Brevard have
been attempting to carry on the
necessary work in making this a great
tourist center. It has been an uphill
job. The people in the county have
not been in the movement to make it
a great tourist center, although the
farmers derive a direct benefit from
every tourist that comes here and enta
the produce of fartn and dairy. On
the other hand, Brevard has been los
ing lots of trade of the people of the
county because during certain months
of the year the people is aoat?. sec
tions simply caasot reach the town.
Instead of coming here to stake pur
chases from Brevard merchants, they
let the post office department bring
their needed artieka from rafttt or
der houses. Had there been & cntttgr
dab like this premises to be, 'maeh ol
the work in the county eosid We
'been attended to in sasne way plan
ned thjfough theek ine?tk?^ ?W? .teatis
of thousands of tut . ?w?fl
Seen sent away, sever to bs retdra
ed here, would still be in this county. [
But the finest result that an or
ganization like this can have is the 1
fine feeling of friendship, fellowship
and neighborliness that will spring up
through the association of the men
in the meetings of the county club.
The county man will find that his
neighbor in the town is a pretty good
fellow, after all. The town man
will And that the man in the
county is simply a prince of a
fellow, and because of the
the greater and finer feelings thus
engendered through these associa
tions, there will grow here a genera
tion of people in Transylvania coun
ty with high ideals, lofty ambitions,
actuated by a spirit of friendliness
and sympathetic co-operation which
will pay the biggest dividends of any
thing that has ever been attempted
before in the history of Transylvania
county.
Let the town and county say to
one another:
"Your problem is mine, and my
problem is yours. We cannot live
alone, we cannot live without one
another. Whatever helps you, helps
me, and whatever helps me, helps
you." Therefore, let us centralize
our forces, our strength, our efforts
and our aims in one big county wide
organization, and then with confi
dence in the future, begin to build
a structure here in this community
for which oar children and our chil
dren's children will rise up and
bless us. j
AN EXHIBITION OF
FAITH THAT IS REAL.
Talk about faith, we've found a
crowd that has faith what you might
well call faith. It is that group
constituting the Men's Bible Class
of the Methodist church. It is be
ing planned to have an outing of the
class, a barbecue, or stew, some
place in the mountains nearby.
Here's where the faith comes in.
Dr. J. F. Zachary and others are
going to the woods on the morning
of the feast day, and kill the squir
rels that are to go into the stew, or
barbecue.
We know nothing of the marks of
marksmanship of Brother Zachary,
but be he ever so good, we still
claim it is an exposition of real
faith for the men to journey forth
at eventide to partake of a feast
that is to be prepared from the kill
of a crowd of hunters during the
day.
Boy, if they SHOULD fail to have
said squirrels, their several hides
will not be worth much when that
ravenous bunch of real he-men get
through with them.
BY ALL MEANS MAKE THE
TEACHING OF BAND MUSIC
A PART OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
That plan suggested at the dinner
given members of the Brevard
Municipal Band to place the in
struction of band music in the pub
lic schools, sis part of the regular
course for those who have talent, is
meeting with fine response. Why
not? The public school is for the
purpose of preparing boys and girls
for life, and to make a better living
by being the better enabled to ren
der service. There is no field where
young men reach the point of self
support more quickly than that of
fered in a band or orchestra.
The boys of Brevard have demon
strated beyond any doubt that there
in fine talent here, awaiting only the
one thing ? training. Already there
are Brevard boys filling places in
bands and orchestras in various sec
tions of the country, and their first
and only training was received here
in the class conducted by Prof. F.
J. Cutter.
With Prof. Cutter employed as a
teacher in the county schools, di
viding his time between the High
School in Brevard and the High
School at Rosman, this county would
be giving the school boys a real op
portunity for advancement along one
of the shortest routes to self sup
port and a paying position.
The young men now constituting
the Brevard band are being scat
tered to the four corners of the
earth. Some of them are going
away to school; others to accept po
sitions. Unless there is training of
new material for next year, this
town will have no band. The only
chance is to develop new players
daring this winfcst.
Talk the natter over among your
friends. It is your probtara. Talk
to your school authorities about the
pJaa. 8te what they have to say
about it Exprass your views through
this paper, if yoa so desire. Let's
see it it it the ibtag to do.
tbe am spofes are acst assaredly .
ip'&duag tMsis up ttows BpW .wju
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LET THE CHILD DIE FOR
WANT OF ATTENTION.
Once upon a time in a community
not so far from here, there lived a '
family of three ? the father, mother
and a beautiful child. The child
grew ill, slightly ill at the beginning,
but gradually grew worse. The
father and mother, both strong,
healthy people, paid no attention to
the child's illness, other than to
complain about the inconvenience
and the extra cost of such sickness.
Then, too, it interfered with their
personal pleasure. They would not
call in a physician, nor did they of
fer even the simple remedies that
might have saved the child's life.
Now, there isn't a word of truth in
the above statement. It was writ
ten so you would read the rest of
this editorial, for the following is a
fact.
Brevard is a beautiful town. It
is sick, desperately sick. The citi
zens of Brevard are strong, healthy
men. But they are doing absolute
ly nothing for Brevard's illness. It
looks as if the strong, healthy, in
telligent men of this town are go
ing to sit idiy by and watch this
beautiful young town die in its in
fancy, just when it could be made
into one of the strong towns of the
Carolinas.
Even the simple remedies applied
in usual cases of distress would work
wonders in saving this town's life.
It is YOUR town. Do you care any
thing at all about it? If so, you
would do well to busy yourselves in
applying whatever remedy is neces
sary to save the town's life.
It ain't agona rain nomore. If it
does, Noah's flood is gonna be a
puddle alongside uv our flood.
What's the u?e to worry about the
tariff? The Big Boys are going to
get their own brand of tariff, just as
they want it, where they want it,
when they want, it, and how they
want it. That's why they have
Premier Mussolini Andy Mellon so
near the seat of government In
fact, he'? on the seat.
The land of tne tree and the home
of the brave, where a great free and
fearless public is in the hands of the
stock gamblers in the real capitol of
the nation, that is, Wall Street. No
more will the pictures of warriors
bold and statesmen great adorn the
walls of our school buildings as bea
cons of hope and inspiration to the
youth of our great and free land.
The pictures of successful gamblers
will replace the old foggies. Rules
for successful stock market specula
tions will replace the beatitudes, and
thou shalt pay twenty per cent foi
call money with which to gamble will
! replace the ten commandments. A
seat on the stock exchange is al
ready more to be desired than a
seat in the White House, and "Give
Me Liberty or Give Me Death" has
already been changed to "Give Me
Just One More Chance on the
Stock Market, or Into Hell I Go."
Fine country. Fine gambling. Fine
example for the youth of the land.
I
A PROPOSED TEXTILE REMEDY
(Asheville Times)
I As a solution of the problem of
controversy and violence in the
Southern textile industry, The Bre
vard News proposes to all concerned j
a Southern Textile Union, home or- 1
ganized and home controlled. Mem
bers and officials would be workers
employed in the mills of the South.
This suggestion from The News,
of which James F. Barrett, former
President of the North Carolina ?
State Federation of Labor is editor,
offers no encouragement to organiz- .
ers of labor from the North and I
East, neither to those affiliated with
the American Federation of Labor
nor those connected with the Com
munistic Party in the United States
and Russia.
The News believes that some time,
possibly a long time, such a Southern
Textile Union could be merged with
the American Federation's United
Textile Workers. For the present
that paper sees as much opposition
in the South to the federation organ
izers as to the Communists.
This recommendation is worthy of
consideration by employers and em
ployes, after the present distempers
and disturbances have subsided.
Some of the mill owners have already
accepted the principle of collective
negotiation with the workers in their
own plants. If the owners could be
assured that not in the immediate
future would they be confronted
with "foreign" unionism, they might
encourage the formation of a Sou
thern Union,
Right now an acceptance of the ,
idea appeals doubtful, in so far as ,
anything mora than a local plant or- j
jvntration is concerted. The work- ,
era in many places J?re manifested
little of the self-discipline necessary ,
for wise co-operative action stretch- ,
:ng across county or state lines. .
For this vet y reason, however, |(
&e Southern Mul workers need some I,
sort ct Iefctfe*sHp to whip them into J
ihape as more effective mill open- j
Uvea attd mow impendent spokes-,
nen o? tVslr own itttcmpts, wbeaever j
rtd wfctrrrer those interests an ?r- <
rlookei by will ottssm and j
j
aw Xo to jmHc* tSufe t
ihe gteat teed of itoctue ownership ]
and textile labor is leadership. And,
having said it, there comes the dis
couraging reflection of how rare, in
all the fields of human endeavor, is
leadership of steady far-seeing eyes.
SAYS BREVARD NEWS TOO !
HASTY IN STATEMENT
Editor The Brevard New3:
I should like to comment upon
your editorial in the issue of Sep
tember 4, having reference to my ar
ticle in the recent "Farmers Federa
tion News."
I am very sorry that you apparent
ly expected to find in my article a
complete description of Transylvania
county's road system and its points
of scenic attraction. My intention
was only to call attention to the fish
ing opportunities in the county, and
I might add that all the facts and
figures used wore worked up by your
own county forest, game and fish
warden, who spent considerable time
and thought on the matter.
I agree with you that Transylvania
has great scenic attractiveness; but
no more than other W. N. C. coun
ties. And may I again state that
the purpose of my article was mere
ly to present facts and figures re
garding fishing waters in each coun
ty.
I am glad to note your interest in
the matter, you can be of assistance
to our department through your
paper.
Your County Commissioners, you
will recall, were very slow to adopt
the County Resident fishing license
resolution, without which the state
could not have afforded to protect
and stock the waters here in West
ern North Carolina. Your County
Board has also withdrawn its support
of the state's work in forest fire pro
tection. This directly affects fish
ing, in that it discontinues the or
ganization of Forest Wardens, who
were also Game and Fish Wardens,
and lays the fishing streams open to
partial destruction by forest fires.
I visit your county rather fre
quently, and would be glad to talk
with you at some early time.
Very truly yours,
C. N. MEASE, *
Ass't State Game Warden.
Black Mtn., N. C., Sept. 25.
PRAISES REV. MR. MASON
Editor The Brevard New3:
I feel it is a God-given duty that
I, through your good paper, give our
beloved friend, Rev. J. P. Mason,
praise for the good work he has been
doing here at Lake Toxaway. The
Christian people have been praying
for God to send the right man here.
There have been several revival
meetings held at this place but seem
ingly no good accomplished ,then the
Lord sent Brother Ma?on here and
he has been giving his whole heart
and soul to the work. He preached
for 21 days and not one sermon did
he preach but what reached the
hearts of both saint and sinner.
The writer has known Brother
Mason for the past 18 years, and in
all these years has never heard a
harsh work spoken of him. He has
such a wonderful way of winning
friends. As a friend he will do ev
ery thing that's in his power to do.
As a man of God, he seems so
deeply interested in lost souls that
I believe he would lay down his
life for God's cause.
We should not forget Brother
Rufty, pastor of the Methodist
church, and his wife, also Brother
McCall, principal of our school here.
They did everything in their power
to help bring lost souls to Christ.
There were 24 professions of Christ
some having never known Him a?
their Saviour, and some having been
Christians and grown cold and drift
ed back in the world who were re
stored to God. We have had a won
derful meeting.
( 1 feel that everybody has been
p.reatly benefited by his coming to
Lake Toxaway. May they all live
for many years yet to come and
many precious souls be brought to
Jesus through their preaching and
teaching.
Mrs. Lela Mae Owen.
Lake Toxaway.
Mrs. Rena McGaha
Mrs. Rena McGaha, aged 56
years, died at her home in Dunn's
Rock township Monday, September
16, following an illness of the past
year. Funeral services were held
Tuesday at Dunns Creek Baptist I
church, with interment in the cem
etery nearby. The service was con
ducted by Rev. Cleveland Reese.
Surviving are three children, Hes- 1
ter and Myrtle McGaha, and Mrs.
Daisy Hamby, there brothers, Lee,
Zeb and Henry Rhodes, and one sis
ter, Mrs. Harriet Dalton. Her hus
band, English McGaha, died seven
years ago. Mrs. McGaha was before j
her marriage, Miss Rena Rhodes.
TOXAWAY BAPTIST
REVIVAL STARTS!
Lake Toxaway Baptists begin a
meeting Thursday night of this week,
October 3, which will run thru Sun
day, with no day meeting Friday, but
at 11 o'clock Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. Leonard Simpson of Brevard
has kindly offered to help the pastor
in the singing, and song service will
begin Thursday night at 7 o'clock.
Oak Grove is cooperating by giving
up its Sanday morning service, and
its members are invitea to attend
these meetings.
These six sermons will deal with
rital questions which come to seek
ers, and one subject of the series
trill be, "The Reasonableness of Bap
dsm," to set forth clearly the Baptist
position on this ordinance. The
Sprvard baptistery is offered fofr bap
tizing mw members.
IfemWa, recent conwrte ax$act
ng to join a Baptist church, a?d
& public in ?ner?! art
,a?*ikg8
faatay wltf <!?P*n4 tr^fep
aftfawe *ai latest; ini!#or*
?asfe>r E. R. Pendreton.
The School Corner
Brighten the corner where you are")
Conducted by
S. P .VERNER
County Superintendent
The second Teachers' Meeting of
he season was practically a hundred
er cent in attendane. Prof. Jones
i&a re-elected President of the Tran
ylvania Local, Prof. Bush of Ros
isn vice-president, and Mrs. Reid of
lelica secretary and treasurer.
There was a considerable enroli
lent in the Extension Courses of
ered by Prof. Morrison of the State
Jniversity. These courses will re
lew or raise certificates. They are
o be given at the Brevard High
School at 4:15 P.M. on Friday after
loon of each week. Others besides
eachers might find it advantageous
o take these courses.
Prof. Moore, Principal of the Ros
nan Elementary School wishes to
'mphasize the relations of parents to
ichool progress and plans to invite
jarents to come to the opening ex
ircises of his school as well as to
risit them at any time.
Prof. Bush, of Rosman, is a chess
player. How many more in the
:ounty. Chess is a good game for
winter evenings. It has long been a
favorite with certain types of men
who like to think as they play ? such
is Napoleon, Franklin and others.
A conference of the Public Wel
fare Workers is to meet at Asheville
on October 7th. The public is in
vited to attend.
We are proud of our teachers-in
law, when they are men like the two
Brittain brothers, who hare done so
much to help market potatoes,
and other produce, and who, at their
own private initiative, have built up
a business of so much importance to
the county. Give us more like them.
If only some more Brittains would
come in and put up a cannery, pickle
factory, and other such things.
Teacher Nicholson is starting to
make sorghum syrup next week.
How much molasses candy will Round
Top get? and how soon will there be
a candy-pulling at Wilson's Bridge?
Please note that Snpt. Allen has
notified us that the Text-book Com
mission does not require any partic
ular text-book on Civics. Any of the
texts previously used may be used
this year. The law requires "Ameri
canization" to be taught thirty hours
in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades; and
"Our Dual Government" is the offic
ial text recommended.
We are indebted to the County
Commisisoners for a "County Cal
endar" which is a text-book on civ
ics itaslf.
I
BEE GEE'S CORNER
SIXTY YEARS AGO
THE COUNTY COURT MEETS
Murehiton Given Thirty-Nina L*ihe*
(Note: The court house is a small
frame structure, near the rear of the
present court house. All around the
square is an open glade, or wood
land, with the underbrush cut out.
The nearest building to the square
is Bob Hume's store, about the
present location of Plummer-Tranj
tham store.)
The whipping post stands in the
open glade, about twenty feet back
of what is now the rear of Macfie
Drug company.)
Various cases disposed of.
J e r y M u r chison is brought
forward, charged with stealing
chickens from Ove Erwin ? larceny
of property of value less than twen
ty dollars.
Unfortunately for Jerry, the live
chickens in his sack are identified as
chickens belonging in Mr. Erwin 's
chicken yard. Various witnesses as
to value, placed the chickens as
worth thirty-five cents each, or a
gross value of $2.45.
Various testimony as to previous
record of Jerry.
Judgment oi the Court : That the
defendant be given thirty-nine
lashes on his bare back, at the
county whipping post.
The crowd gathers. Jerry is strip
ped to the waist, and strapped to the
whipping post. Sheriff Wilson's
deputy "Lays on Macduff."
Modern query: Would a good
hearty, vigorous, whole souled pub
lic whipping occasionally help to do
away with the petty thievery that
the community has been cursed with
for the past few years.
WINTER SCHEDULE
AT U.D.C. LIBRARY
' ?
Winter schedule for opening of
the U. D. C. Library is now in ef
fect, the library being open to the
public only three afternoon* in the
week ? Tuesday, Thursday and Sat
urday, from 2 to 5 o'elock, accord
ing to announcement of Librarian
Miss Susie Hunt.
Library report for the past week
shows that a total of 70 books were
in circulation during the week, of
which number 62 were adult books
and 8 juvenile. A total of 88 peo
ple were in attendance through the
week and four new member* were
enrolled. A new book, "Carolina
Mountain Breezes," was donated by
Miss Geraldine Barrett.
The librarian suggests that a lit
tle renewed interest in the library
?a the part of the reading paUic
would result in great benefit to the
library as well as to the readers
themselves.
THE RIGHT WAY TO TRAVEL
is by train. The safest. Moat com
fortable. Most reliable. Costa lesa.
Inquire of Ticket Agents regarding
greatly reduced fares for short trip*.
SOUTHERN RAILWAY SYSTEM
Bmard
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W. H.
i? Yi
P. 0. Bull dine
}OAY
(NS Jb SON
utisfcetlon
N? C.
SOUTHERN RAILWAY OFFERS
SPECIAL LOW ROUND TRIP FARES
to F-O-O-T-B-A-L-L GAMES at
Atlanta, Athens & Durham
Atlanta
University of North Carolina vs. Georgia Tech
Tickets sold Octojber 10th at rate of one fare plus
twenty-five cents From Asheville round trip $9.42,
final limit October 14th.
? i
Athens \ I
vs. University of Georgia
Tickets on sal| -October 11th at rate of one fare plus
twenty-five ceafe for the round trip from Asheville
$8.07. Final ljpiit October 14th.
Durham p.
University of Pittsburgh vs. Duke University
Tickets on sal0 October 4th at rate of one fare plus
twenty-five cents for the round trip. Fare from Ashe
ville $9.10. F&al Hmit October 7th.
For the Atlanta-Athens Games where party desires to
see both games, tickets purchased to Atlanta will al
low passenger to make side trip from Lulu to Athens
at the same rate, that is $9.42. Those desiring to go to
Athens direct $8.07.
Special sleeping- cars will be operated,
Asheville to Atlanta, also to Athens,
Ga., and Durham, N. C.
Squally low fares from all stations in Westers North
Carolina to the three games mentfoaed above.
, i ; >?| a
Passengers purchasing railway tickets to 'Athena game
can secure thru as choice tents for the Yale-Ga. fame.
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