VOLUME XXXV. BREVARD, NORTH CAKOLINA, MARCH 12, 1930 Number 11
This Issue, of The News Edited By Business and Professional Women's Club
HISTORY OF LOCAL
CLUB SHOWS GREAT
PROGRESS SS MADE
Organized Two Years Ago,
Brevard Women Entered
Business and Professional Wo
men of the Town Feel
As a preface to th;s history of the
Brevard Busing s and Professional
Women's club there is a special need
that an answer is attempted to the
?>ften asked and poignant questions:
For v.h: purpose? To what end?
The club motto, "Better business
women for a better business world,"
should in r::n answer these questions.
President Hoover in a message to
the National Federation on June 20,
1939, said, "Women generally have
a natural interest in and vision of
social problems. To this, your!
association adds the educational work .
necessary to help them understand 1
economics , as related to business life, I
thereby rounding out tlie life equip- j
ment of thousands of women engag- '
ed in business and the professions.
This is a most useful service."
Prior to 1919 the Y. W. C. A. car
vied on a special club work for busi
ness women. There were four states, '
perhaps, with independent clubs, but j
no state organization was function
ing. At the close of the World War [
conditions and the necessarily nar- I
rovy scope of a subsidiary organiza- '
tion demanded a separate organiza- 1
tion. It, was At St f, oil's in July of!
that year tha,r. the Federation was '
formed. For more than ten years 1
now the National Federation has1
been the school of hard training and
the temple of promise and idealism !
for American business women.
It was on Monday evening, Feb
ruary 27. 192S, that Brevard women)
inu i -ted in busin- ;s :;nd the pro-,
fessions added th ir voices to the
55,000 others of^ the Federation.
Twenty-five young women became
charter members of a Business and
Professional Women's club, affiliat
ing with the state organization. Miss
Elizabeth Godfrey, of Asheville,
aided by Miss Martha Boswell, of
Brevard, instigated and assisted in
the organization. I
Officers elected were: President,!
Mrs. Hugh R. Walker; vice president,!
Mrs. R. E. Lawrence: treasurer, Miss
Launa Clayton; secretary, Miss Alma
A week later a dinner in honor of 1
six members of the Asheville Busi- j
ness and Professional Women's club|
was (riven at the Waltermire Grill. It '
was at this meeting the constitution J
and by-laws were adopted. A most;
enjoyable feature of the evening's
program was Rose-Marie at the j
Clemson Theatre, which the club and 1
their aruests attended at the invita- ,
tion of Mr. Clement. At this meet
ing:, too, the standing committee J
chairmen were appointed. Among
the outstanding committees not con
nected with routine club work were:
legislative. Miss Martha Boswell
finance. Miss Annie Shipman; educa
tion, Mrs. A. H. Harris; personnel
research, Mrs. Rowena Summey;
health. Miss Ruth McCall; public re
lations, Miss Nell Aiken. It is through
these committees that the great puv
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WITH ALL WOMEN'S
WORK OF THE TOWN
Stands By Civic Organizations
In All Their Laudable
IS ESPECIALLY PLEASED
TO ASSIST P.-T. GROUPS
Girl Scout Troops and Church
Activities Given Loyal
I'revard's youngest organization,
in point of years of existence, the
( Business and Professional Women's
club, wishes to express through these |
columns its desire to cooperate with
the various women's and men's or
ganizations of the town in any way
possible toward community welfare
It is the belief of this club that
its slogan, "Better Business Women
for a Better Business World," may
be made applicable to all the civic
ciubs and organizations of Brevard,
in that the chief goal and purpose
for all is to fit the various members
to become better citizens to better
serve the community and fellowmen |
In pledging support and coopera- j
tion to the other organizations of j
Brevard, all looking toward com
munity uplift, the Brevard Business
and Professional Women's club takes
this means of extending its right
hand of fellowship to the following
other civic organizations, all of
which mean so much in the life of the
The Chamber of Commerce and
thr Women's Bureau, the two largest
organizations in point of member
ship. are perhaps the two most out
standing ones in point of service
rendered the community. Both have
as their main objective the develop
ment and welfare of Brevard to such
an extent that it might be a more
desirable end attractive place for
i .< t h residents and tourists. Roth or
ganizations are centering their ac
tivities at present on the establish
ment of a public park and swimming
pool for Brevard, as the mort out
standing need in attracting tourists
to this beautiful section. The main
piece of work of the Women's Bu
reau the past year was the comple
tion of its extensive school ground
beautification program, and the
Chamber of Commerce is ever on the
alert to better the community
through its various channels of activ
The Parent-Teacher association is
accomplishing much in bringing
about a closer cooperation and un
derstanding between the patrons of
the schools and the teachers. It has
also proven itself a valuable asset
in the" community in the work it has
done and is doing in its school ground
equipment program, the establishing
of circulating libraries in the rural I
schools of the county and its spon- J
soring of the county health seal ,
work for undernourished school I
The Kiwanis club is another im
portant factor in the life of the com
munity, in the various activities
which it undertakes that are of '
great benefit not only to its members |
but to the town as well. Its latest'
outstanding piece of work, that of j
sponsoring and supervising the rec- 1
reational activities of the young boys |
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Benefits Derived From Membership
In Business and Professional Women's
Club Are Powerful and Far-Reaching
Because water can not rise higher
than its source the history of all
mankind has been judged by the level
of its womanhood. Thus we argue
that the highest development pos
sible 30uld be given to women who
are the makers of men.
Thus with their great responsibil
ity in mind they have sought the
companionship of each other, and
surely a finer spirit of fellowship, in
tellectual development, culture and
recreation could not be found any
where than in the life and heart of
the business find professional wo
man's club. They come to their
banquet table from month to month
with hearts filled with noble ambi
tions and desires to dare and to do.
They co:. o not merely to wear paper
caps, to frolic and to play, but they
desire to serv their town and their
community. They are interested in
the women of tomorrow which are
our Girl Scouts of today. They back
them with their loyalty, they back
them with their funds they back
them by example and they dream
dreams for the girls of their teens.
Thus the business woman who be
comes an active member is com
pelled to grow in spirit, to be broad
in bnr vHv?. to be real intelligent,
to be busy about the thing*
which are worth while. She has no
time for gossip, she grows out of
ithat narrow world of self into a big
; world of service.
I In the club each member is given
an opportunity for the development
,of individual talents and leadership,
i So varied are their problems and
| services that any helpless timid soul
can find opportunity for self develop
Then aside from its values and
service the fun and forgetfulness is
great. In summer when everybody
is tired and all down in the mouth,
they get out and take a swim. They
I Joke, they tease, and soon they go
\ back to their respective offices all
pepped up and ready for work
And last but not least they find
friends among themselves. They work
together, they play together, they
( learn to share and out of it grows
the warmest friendship to be found
anywhere. So warm and so national
is this kindred spirit that wherever
.the emblem is seen a friend is
i 1 found. One true and tried, one loyal
J and true, the world over just the
? same. If you are one of the club
? ! you are one of the great family of
I ( the greatest organizations in the
, | world, and you shall always feel its
i protection and dignity.
The Mayor's Proclamation
I ? . .1.
It affords me real pleasure to lend my hearty endorse- -
ment to the observance of National Business Women's
Week, March 10-16,
In view of the part women have . played in history
from earliest ages up to the present time when they are
taking rightful place in positions of responsibility and
trust measured only by individual abilty, it is fitting that
their activities and interests receive proper recognition.
It is well for the citizfens of -Brevard to join in this
week of retrospection and planning for the future. A week
of looking back over the path that has been traveled, then
planning for the onward march, is bound to have a marked
effect upon the future. A week devoted to promoting
closer cooperation between the various civic and service
organizations and to create better understanding between
women and their employers is a most commendable
1 am therefore happy to extend my endorsement to
the observance of National Business Women's Week with
its slogan, "Better Business Women for a Better Business
World," and wish it the complete success it deserves.
(signed) T. W. WHITMIRE,
Mayor of Brevard.
GIRL SCOUT MOVEMENT I
MAJOR PROJECT OF THE |
LOCAL CLUB'S ACTIVITY:
Outstanding among the projects
undertaken by the Brevard Business
and Professional Women's t!ub is
sponsoring the local Girl Scout
troops during the past year. In the
sponsoring of this work, the club has
adopted the Scouts as their little
sisters, and is endeavoring to render
them any assistance possible in
material and financial matters and in
general cooperative spirit of interest ?
A word about the Girl Scouts and
their undertakings is deemed worthy
of mention in this issue of the paper. |
Girl Scouting was brought to Bre
vard in May 1924 by Miss Florence^
Lyles, then a teacher in the Brevard
schools. Miss Lyles with Miss Bertie j
Ballard and Miss Elizabeth Zachary |
organized the Girl Scout troop in .
Brevard High School in May 1924,
with Miss Lyles as captain, Miss I
Ballard as first lieutenant, and Miss
Zachary as second lieutenant. Miss
Lyles and Miss Zachary having left
Brevard in the fall of 1925, Miss
Ballard continued the work as cap- ;
tani, which place she held until, the ?
fall of 1928. Under Miss Ballard j
the Penrose troop was organized in
the fall of 1927, and a junior troop]
organized by her in the Brevard Elc- ;
mentary school. It is well recog
nized that to Miss Ballard a debt of
gratitude is due for her untiring and 1
faithful service in her most ^efficient
work with the various Scout troops.
The present Scout officers include,
Miss Eva Call, Mrs. Willis Brittain,
Miss Christine Snelson, Mrs. Ber- ,
nice Hollifield and Miss Gladys Eng- >
lish assisting with Brevard t'oops, ,
while Mrs P.. S. Bo>J is captain of
the Penrose troop. I
The following tribute to the Girl ,
Scouts was written by the beloved
Dr. C. D. Chapman, and printed in
The Brevard News several years ago.
and is herewith reprinted:
"Honor is a noble word. It is used
in general for the esteem due to
virtue, glory, reputation and recti
tude. True honor will discover it
bums" week was1
FIRST OBSERVED 192?
I The idea of National Business
Women's Week was conceived by ?
Miss Emma Dot Partridge of New
York City, executive secretary of the
National Federation of Business and
Professional Women's Club from
1924 to 1927. At the 1927 conven
tion of the Federation in Oakland,
California, Miss Partridge presented
a recommendation that a week be
set aside annually to call attention to
the achievements of women in the
businesses and professions and to
give the community at large an op
portunity to become acquainted with
'the program of the Business and Pro
fessional Women's Club.
Acting upon Miss Partridge's sug
gestion the Federation sponsored the
, first annual observance of National
| Business Women's Week, April 15
to 22, 1928.
In 1929 a similar program, but
one indicative of the increasing
jbreadth of vision of business women
was adopted, for this time greater
| emphasis was laid upon what the
'business woman could do to promote
j Seventeen governors endorsed Bus
iness Women's Week observance last
? year; 08 mayors issued proclamations
| urging it; 1,087 community organiz
ations were represented at public re
lations dinners and 150 special Bu-i
Women's editions of newspapers
I The Brevard Business and Profe?
siona! Women v/eri among the last
self by a mind superior to fear, t.j .
selfish interest and corruption; byani
ardent love for the Supreme Being, j
and by a principle of uniform recti- 1
tude, it will make us neither afraid j
nor ashamed to discharge our duty (
as it relates both to God and man.
It will influence us to be magnani
mous without being proud; just with
out being harsh; simple in our man
ners, but manly or womanly in our
It is this noble word that the Girl
Scouts have put in the forefront oi
their Three Fold Promise:
1. To do their Duty to God and
2. To Help Other# at all times. i
3. To Obey the Scout Laws.
A Girl Scout's honor is to bo I
A Girl Scout is Loyal.
A Girl Scout's duty is to be use- 1
ful and to help others.
A Giri Scout is a friend to all, j
and a sister to every other Girl
A Girl Scout is courteous.
A Girl Scout obeys orders.
A Girl Scout is cheerful.
AGirl Scout is thrifty.
A Girl Scout is clean in thought, |
word and deed.
The Girl Scouts are glad of life '
because it gives them the chance to!
love, and to work, and to pray, and j
look up at the stars, to be content- 1
ed with their possessions, but not I
satisfied with themselves until they!
have made the best of them, to des- 1
pise nothing in the world except j
falsehoods and meanness, and to fear j
""thing except cowardice, to gov
erned by the Ix . Jmiritions rather
thnn by their disgusts, to covet I
nothing that is their neighbor's ex
cept their kindness of heart and
gentleness of manners, to think sel
dom of their enemies, often of their
friends and every day of Christ and
to spend as much time as they can
with body and with spirit in God's
out-of-doors, for these are little
guide posts on the Footpath of
PLANNED BY CLUB
The Brevard Business and Pro
fessional Womens' club will sponsor
a get-together meeting next Thurs
day night, March 20, at the Blue
Moon. The meeting will be featured
by a talk on Health by Dr. Elizabeth
Smith, of Asheville.
Friends of the club who would
like to attend this meeting are cor
dially invited to do so. Reservations
for tickets for the dinner may be
made by making application with
;Mrs. Luther Pushell, at Pushell's
store, not later than Tuesday of next
| REAL CLEANSING
i Among the recent outstanding ac
tions of the Brevard Business and
Professional Women's club was the
,vote of the members to pay for the
work of eight women to clean the
,court house one day this week. These
, women are on the unemployed list of
the Associated Charities, and the
local club is taking this means of
[providing the funds whereby these
.worthy women out of employment
may be enabled to secure work.
I The Eastern Star a'so contribute
j$10 in cash to be used toward charity
leases among the women, coming un
lder the supervision of the Associated
OF BREVARD CLUB
Classification Shows Brevard
Women Are Engaged in
all actively Engaged
IN REGULAR BUSINESS
Important and Responsible Sta
tions Indicate High Type j
of Women Here
Varied pursuits of business and j
profession are represented in the ,
membership of the Brevard Business
and Proiessional Women's club. Of
a membership of 18 active members,
almost as; many occupations are rep- ,
resented, in varying types of honor
and distinction, all reflecting credit
upon the individual members and
upon '.he club as a whole.
'il.; club members and their oceu
pat ' .is are listed as follows:
' s Jeannette Talley ? Operator
o" . genera! merchandise store and
of boarding house catering to a
hi, class tourist trade, with partic
ui; ? emphasis on those in need of
J.iss Martha Boswoll ? Community
we! 'are worker an. d playwright of
r t<\ several of her original plays ,
h,v ing been staged.
'ss Anr.ie Shipman ? Cashier of
the Hrevird Banking company, hav
ing t listinction of being the only
womn >ank cashier in North Caro
jina. fche has been connected with ,
this banking institution for a long
period of years, which is the oldest ,
bank in Western North Carolina.
Mrs. Hugh 8. Walker ? Manager
of the II. R. Walker Insurance
Agency, and active in other business ,
and civic circles.
Mrs. Flax A. Lawrence ? Owner
and operator of The Nobby Shop, an i
exclusive ready-to-wear shop for 1
Mrs. Mary E. Joines ? Vice presi- 1
dent of the Joines Motor company, '
Inc., local Furd dealer, and one of j
Mrs. A. H. Houston ? Secretary to
the Houston Furniture company and
one of the stockholders.
Miss Alma Trowbridge ? Associate !
editor of The Brevard News, with I
several years' experience in the news
Miss Nell Aiken ? Secretary to the I
president of the Brevard Banking 1
company, which position she has ; uc- 1
cessfully held for many years.
Mrs. Luther Pushell ? Owner of
Pushell's Department store, and own
er and operator of Camp Perry-Ann,
a summer camp for girls.
Mrs. Nathan Morris ? Owner of
Morris Footwear, exclusive shoe and I
Mrs. Madge Wilkins ? Asisstant 1
buyer and saleslady for the Nobby j
Shop, exclusive shop for women.
Miss Launa Clayton ? Bookkeeper )
and teller at Brevard Banking com- .
Miss Eunice Simpson ? Secretary |
to the president of the Transylvania >
Tannirg company and the Rocmr.n
1 annirig Extract company.
Miss Mary Allison ? Bookkeeper
for the ?" Mtmire Motor "riles com
Miss Fay Clayton ? B^OKkeper for ?
Transylvania Tanning con.,-iny.
Miss Udell Nicholson ? Salt' 'idy j
and window display manager ui .
Pushell's Department store.
Miss Beatrice Daniels ? Saleslady ;
and cashier at Pushell's Department 1
tMANY WOMEN HERE
! OWN THE BUSINESS
: WHERE THEY WOffi ^
Some Have Been In Business
for a Number of Years ?
ALL ARE "SUCCESSFUL
5!N THEIR ENTERPRISES
In AiiiUUcn to These, Many
Women Own and Operate
Among the various busines- con
cerns in Brevard, a number arc
owned and operated exclusively by
women. All of these are rated anu.ng
Brevard's most successful busine^
lirms, some having operated
own business here for a long period
Outstanding among the women V1
Brevard tvho own and operate their
own business will be included Mrs.
ai W Galloway, who takes first
place in the list, since she has con
ducted her own business here for the
past twenty yea/s in continuous op
eration. Mrs. Galloway has the dis
tinction of being- th- oldest business
woman in Brevard, in point <?( years
of service, who fa still in active >ei ?
vice. Mrs. Galloway operates a mil
linery, dry goods and n<UH;i>. t'lie,
carrying "a complete stock <.?'
and catering to a popular trade, lit!'
business is rated as one r>' Bre
vard's permanent enterprise-:. U it i
the exception of two year!'
Mrs. Galloway was located on (
well avenue, she has operated :e:
business for the twenty year per.od
on Main street, in the center of \.ac
business district- In additi"n t>>
carrving on her business pursuit,
Mrs." Galloway also maintains ner
home and attends to the varK.u-'
duties incident to every house Keeper.
Mias Emma Bagwell take.- seccr/l
place in the list of business woreen,
ojnee she has operated her own bus
iness here for the past thirteen years.
She owns and operates t?e"crf v;
merchandise business, and >n Ju.se
years has estnbltshed her eoneern &?<
one of the permanent hu;:me.-, enter
prises of the town. Miss Bagwell
first operated her store on< 3ro;u
-trect in a small frame juflding
ecro.-s the street from the present.
High School building, later moving : t?
Main street in a small one-room
frame structure on Main street, t n
building hon cXel!tWa^ o?"he
bt adjoining that of the Brevard
Banking company building.andshe
has since that time occupied thih .o
The Nobby Shop, owned and opei
ated by Mrs. Flax Andrews Law
-once, 'is Brevavd's only exclu?w.
shop for women, and was opened m
January. 1927. Mrs. Lawrence us
had sixteen years experience in ^
men's organizations and in ine M ""J
Zl world, and is especially fitted
for the conducting of an ex lu. 1
shop of this nature.
Among the women of Brevard who
are active in business, none have had
a more outstanding ?
Mr?- Hush K .Walker. Mrs. walker
if manager of the H. R. Walker In
surance Acency, a business that wa?
started bv t late Hugh R. W alker,
-,nd -it hi* death continueil under
th - m O rient of Mrs. Walter.
M! lines of i..c'rance are handled in
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Programs for All Meetings of the
Business and Professional Women's
Club Stress Study of Reel Questions
The state and national departments
of the Business and Professional,
WomenV club outline from year to
year most valuable programs dealing ?
with health, recreation, literature. :
social and economic problems. How
ever any club may have the privil- 1
ege of selecting its own line of study
for the year.
Thus, during the present year the
program committee of the Brevard
club have chosen their own line of
study dealing with personal culture.
They are seeking the highest culture
:of each individual member by giving
ithem an insight into the most scien
tific and recent developments in the
I field of home economics. They are
I seeking to add the feminine touch of
'refinement and skill in home makin?
las well as efficiency in the business
j world. They beKeve with all their
? heart that for a great man and a
i great woman is a prequisite, and thu?
.by a working knowledge of thc=e
I subjects they feel that they will be
I better fitted for the highest calling
| of every woman, namely a real
j At the beginning of the year sev
eral programs were devoted to color
[harmony and the psychology of color
as it applies to the individual in
dress, interior decoration, commer
cial art, and types of personality.
Following this course, a course in
table service has been given, demon
strating family service, compromise
service and Russian service. Teach
ing skill and efficiency in the home
with reference to the hostess, the
host, the family life and honor guest.
Along with this will be given stud
ies in meal planning, marketing,
counting of calerie;s. and selection of
foods, thus giving some scientific
'training for every day living. It is
; hoped thst time will permit studies
| along the lines of invalid cookery,
,fancv and party cookery with dem
onstrations and classes' in each. The
fact is, the club is looking forward
to a club home, with kitchen equip
ment and the opportunity for eve
ning classes in such lir.es as the girls
.wish instruction which to them will
,be real recreation.
The program committee for ' tho
present year is composed of Mrs.
Flax Andrews Lawrence, Misses
, Martha Boswell and Eunice Simp
son. The classes in home economics
,are taught by Mrs. Lawrence, who
| is a student of Columbia University
, and a former employee of thr> <Je
j jartintut c; agriculture in ivmie