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WOMAN'S MISSIONARY COUNCIL
President Mrs. F. F. Stephens, Columbia, Mo.
General Secretary, Home Department: Mrs. J. W. Downs, Nash-
General Treasurer .... Mrs. Ina Davis Fulton, Nashville, Tenn.
Tuesday, September 2 — Dormitories Open.
Wednesday, September 3 — First term begins. Registration.
Thursday, November 27 — Thanksgiving Day. A holiday.
Friday, December 19, 3:30 p.m. — Christmas recess begins.
Tuesday, January 6 — Christmas recess ends.
Wednesday, January 7, 8:45 a.m. — School work is resumed.
Thursday, January 22 — First term ends.
Friday, January 24 — Second term begins. Registration.
Sunday, May 24 — Commencement sermon.
Thursday, May 28 — Second term ends. Graduation exercises.
First school month — September 3 to September 30.
Second school month — October 1 to October 28.
Third school month — October 29 to November 25.
Fourth school month — November 26 to January 8.
Fifth school month — January 9 to February 5.
Sixth school month — February 6 to March 5.
Seventh school month — March 6 to April 2.
Eighth school month — April 3 to April 30.
Ninth school month — May 1 to May 28.
October 5 to 12, School Adjustment Week. Revival.
November 7 to 8, Inter-Society Field Day and Literary Contest.
December 17, Lanier-Taylor Debate.
February 20, Junior Play.
March 13, Adelphian-Ross Debate.
April 10, Senior Play.
May 1, May Day Lawn Party.
Saturday, May 30 — Summer school begins. Registration.
Friday, July 24 — Summer school ends.
J. F. WINTON, A. B., B. D. -"
Superintendent and Instructor in Mathematics
H. E. BOUCHER, B. S.
Dean of Boys and Instructor in Mathematics
D. W. RICE, A. B.
Supervisor of Student Labor and Instructor
in Agriculture and Manual Training
MISS LENA. LONG, A. B., M. A.
MISS FRANCES DENTON, A. B.
Latin and Spanish
MISS RUTH SPALDING, A. B., M. A.
MISS TENNILLE WILLIAMS
French and Physical Education
TO BE SUPPLIED j^ t
Director Department of Household Arts
MISS MARGARET VAN LAHR, A. B.
Bible and Religious Education
MISS JULIA MERRITT
Director Department of Music
MISS EARLEENE POINDEXTER -
Director Department of Business and Bookkeeper
MISS JANE G. WILKINSON _
Sixth and Seventh Grades
MRS. L. E. BROWN, A. B. » ^
Dean of Girls k " »- \ v U
MRS. MINNIE COCHRANE
House Mother, Boys' Hall
MRS. J. F. WINTON
Librarian and Study Hall
MISS MARGARET GARRISON
Practical Nurse N->^v>-&
J. A. BISHOP
REV. J. H. WEST
BREVARD INSTITUTE is the outgrowth of the Brevard
Epworth School, founded in 1895 by Rev. Fitch Taylor, and aided
by the Leagues and Sunday Schools of the Western North Caro-
lina Conference of the M. E. Church, South. The school and the
conference suffered a great loss when Mr. Taylor died in Bre-
vard, March 16, 1909. His life was a benediction to all who
Due to lack of sufficient financial support, Mr. Taylor ran
his school under disadvantages. The enterprise was finally sus-
pended and remained dormant for two years. The Board cf
Trustees at last offered to finish and furnish the school building
and to turn the property over to the Woman's Home Mission So-
ciety of the same Church. The proposal was accepted, and the
enterprise passed into the hands of the women in June 1903, E.
E. Bishop being made principal. On October 20th, the school
was opened with an enrollment of fifty students, two of whom
were boarders. The house was enlarged the second year to
accommodate increased patronage, and the school grew steadily
year by year.
In 1907, the Woman's Board needed the services of Mr.
Bishop to develop their Vashti Home. Mr. C. H. Trowbridge was
elected to take his place, and served faithfully and efficiently
until 1923, when he resigned and was elected President of
Weaver College. His successor, Mr. O. H. Orr, accomplished
much during the next four years in the way of placing the school
upon a secure basis, both financially and educationally; he re-
signed in 1927 to become cashier of the Pisgah Bank of Brevard.
Brevard Institute is rated as a class A High School, fully ac-
credited by the North Carolina State Department of Education.
Our graduates enter College without examinations.
Rev. Fitch Taylor, 1895-1901.
E. E. Bishop, C. E., 1902-1907.
C. H. Trowbridge, M. A., 1907-1923.
O. H. Orr, 1923-1927.
J. F. Winton, 1927 —
The Institute has been the recipient this year of a number of
valuable gifts which contribute largely to our comfort and con-
venience. The Missionary Societies of the Carolinas and Georgia,
as well as a number of more distant auxiliaries have been es-
pecially generous in donations of supplies of various kinds and in
cash contributions of varying amounts. The cash donations for
the coming year will be applied on replacements of various items
of equipment which our regular budget does not cover, such as
window shades for Spencer Hall, rugs for the living room and
guest room of the girls' dormitory, etc We purpose to acknowl-
edge receipt of all such gifts as they come and take this oppor-
tunity to further express our appreciation to all such friends for
their generous interest and cooperation in our behalf.
MEDALS AND AWARDS
Mr. R. Y. Noel, formerly a member of the Institute faculty,
now of Johnson City, Tenn., annually awards a medal to the win-
ner of the declamation contest. Miss Mable Jetton, also a former
faculty member who is now in foreign mission work at Santa
Maria, Brazil, annually awards a medal to the winner of the Reci-
tation contest. These contests are an interesting part of our
commencement program each year, and always attract a good
audience. The winner of the R. Y. Neel Medal i'or 1930, was
Mr. C. P. Stout of Jonesville, N. C, while Miss Garnelle Lee of
Long Beach, Calif., was the successful contestant for the Mable
The second award of the Ralph H. Zachary Medal, given an-
nually by Messrs. Jack and Ralph H. Zachary Jr. honoring the
memory of their father, was to Mr. George Mangum of Char-
lotte, N. C. This medal is an award to the student in the Insti-
tute who attains the highest average in Mathematics for the year.
The Brevard Kiwanis Club have this year awarded a medal to
Miss Hope Menendez of Tampa Fla., for attainment of the high-
est scholastic average of any individual pupil. The gentlemen of
the Kiwanis Club have always been our good friends and patrons,
and we express our deep appreciation for their stimulating in-
terest in our work.
ANNUAL INTER SOCIETY CONTESTS IN FIELD
AND LITERARY EVENTS
The annual field day and Literary contest between the two
groups of brother and sister Literary Societies, was won last fall
by the Ross and Taylor societies. The Adelphians and Laniers
put up a splendid fight, but were unable to amass the majority
of points. A handsome trophy in the form of a banner in Ross-
Taylor colors was presented later in the year, by the losers to
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the winners. One thing we are proud of, is the fast that these
contests are invariably waged and won or lost, as the case may be,
in a spirit of absolute friendliness and good sportsmanship.
NOTICE TO ALUMNI
With this issue of the catalogue, the full list of the alumni and
their addresses which we have been carrying, will be printed bi-
ennially instead of annually. The list has grown to such propor-
tions that it is an expensive matter to include it every year. The
class of each current year will be included annually.
Especial attention is called to the arrangement and wide
variety in Science courses offered. Most high schools, with an
enrollment of 200 or less, employ only one science teacher. By
combining Sciences with the related fields of Manual Arts and
Home Econom-cn, we are able to offer practically every high
school science. Moreover, each science course is provided with
two extra laboratory periods per week, which are required to
give a full unit of credit on the course instead of only the half-
unit credit allowed for five recitation periods per week. The
schedule is so arranged as to avoid conflicts, if the student's
work is not scattered over several grades.
We recommend that you study the "Program of Studies" and
the schedule, and have in mind the work you wish to take when
you come to enroll. Keep your course as nearly regular accord-
ing to grades as possible. Bring or send record of previous wt>rk,
and if there are changes necessary, we will recommend them
when you enroll.
Two new courses are offered for the year 1930-31. Believing
that many boys and girls lose a great deal of time in getting
started in life because of a lack of real opportunity for intelli-
gent comparison between callings, we are planning to offer a
course in Vocational Guidance. The course will follow the out-
line of a text book, but will be held open at all times for free dis-
cussion and self-expression. Men prominent in their professions
and callings will be interviewed by the class, and many such will
also be invited in to lecture before the class. This class will meet
three times a week throughout the year, and will carry one-half
unit of credit.
For the last half dozen years or more, business and neighborly
contacts between the United States and Spanish speaking Ameri-
cans have been increasing by leaps and bounds. The Spanish
language is easy to pronounce and easy to spell. A knowledge of
it is useful in many parts of the United States and as a qualifica-
tion for traveling representatives of many firms. For these
reasons we will offer this year, experimentally, a beginner's
course in Spanish, if sufficient interest is shown in it.
The original purpose of the founders of Brevard Institute was
to make available to ambitious boys and girls of the then more or
less remote mountain section, the advantages of a type of school-
ing more advanced and superior in other ways to that of the short
term public schools which then prevailed in this region. Very
largely as a result of the enlightenment brought about by the
work of Brevard Institute and other similar schools, the condi-
tions that then obtained have been improved until the public
educational facilities of this mountain region today, compare
favorably with those of any other section. School terms have
lengthened to a period equal to those of the best schools of the
state. The schools are manned by officers and teachers with the
best of training and methods. Improved highways and County
systems of transportation make first class schools available to
This is as it should be. It means that the work of those who
have preceded us has been well and wisely done. It is no idle boast
when we say that the influence of those boys and girls who
have been nurtured and trained in these halls, and have returned
to their communities as leaders in thought and in civic affairs,
has been largely responsible for the progress made. Brevard In-
st'tute looks with justifiable pride on the progressive realization
of that which a third of a century ago was only a vision in the
minds of a few far-seeing individuals.
Nor does this mean that the work of Brevard Institute is
done. Chang'ng conditions br'ng new demands and out of the
most substantial homes in both town and country, many come
each year in search of an environment and a type of education
not to be found in the public schools. A considerable number
of these are interested in preparing themselves for a definite
type of Christian service. Others are sent by parents who are es-
pecially attracted by the wholesome environment of the school,
conducive to the development of stalwart Christian character.
The church is spending much money at Brevard, and we in turn
are trying to do a distinctive work in these lines.
The original mission type of the school is still preserved,
however, in the work that it is doing among another group. The
recent rapid industrialization of the South has brought about
conditions, especially in the cities, resulting in many dependent
children now being thrown upon society. These children need a
home as well as schooling, and a considerable number of such
work their way at Brevard Institute each year. These are carefully
chosen on the recommendations of pastors and other responsible
parties. Others are maintained by missionary societies and other
organization?.. There is an appealing work to be done in this
line and one that will yield large returns. Unfortunately our
present resources do not enable us to care for nearly all who ap-
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ply. Engaging in such altruistic expenditure is commended to
any organization or individual who has the means and entertains
a real love for humanity. If such a party does not himself
know of a worthy subject for his benevolence, we will furnish a
name on request.
The mixture of these tw'o groups at Brevard Institute has re-
sulted in a fine spirit of democracy in the school. Many of the
leaders in student activities and in school work are among those
who make all or a large part of their own way. Such democracy
is very closely related to true Christianity.
It must be emphasized, however, that we cannot dissipate our
efforts on those who are not worthy in character and purpose.
We positively do not accept pupils of bad habits or character,
and parents sending such are warned that they are laying them-
selves liable to the humiliation of having them dismissed.
OWNERSHIP AND GOVERNING POLICY
Brevard Institute is owned and operated by the Woman's
Missionary Council of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. It
has also received large benefactions from the Western North
Carolina Conference of the same Church, and feels keenly its
responsibility to both organizations. It feels that the Church
universal has the right to expect returns in the form of Chris-
tian young people with at least some degree of training for ag-
gressive church work. Consequently it makes Bible study a part
of its regular course of study, and encourages practice in many
forms of Christian leadership. This includes Epworth League
work, Sunday School work, leading prayer meetings, appreciation
of sacred music, etc. At the same time it impresses constantly
upon all students that these activities are in themselves only
external, and that real Christianity manifests itself in consistent
living, in straightforwardness, and in unselfish service. Our re-
ligious instruction is non-sectarian.
CLIMATE, HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EQUIPMENT
Brevard, North Carolina is located in the famous health re-
gion near Asheville, and is called "The Gate to the Sapphire
Country." With an altitude of 2228 feet, Brevard enjoys one of
the finest, most healthful all year around climates to be found.
Our health is consistently g'ood, and pupils lose very little time
on account of illness.
The school maintains its own nursos and infirmaries in both
dormitories, and employs the sei vices of the best doctors in Bre-
vard. However, we especially call attention to the fact that we
are in no sense a sanatorium, and are not equipped to care for
those in chronically poor health.
The Institute occupies one hundred and eight acres of land in
and adjoining the corporate limits of the town, aproximately
twenty acres of this is in campus, and the rest in farm land fur-
nish. ng much employment to the students. On the Campus are
located Spencer Hall, containing accommodations for the literary
and vocational departments; Taylor Hall, which is the new and
modern dormitory for girls; the old dormitory, containing accom-
modations for the dining hall and kitchen, laundry, and
piano practice rooms; Fannie Ross Hall, a dormitory for boys;
Manual Training building, four cottages, and a large barn. All
the large buildings are steam heated, and the entire plant is light-
ed by electricity, and connected with the city sewer and water
systems. The entire property is worth approximately a quarter
of a million dollars.
Several scholarships are available to students at Brevard In-
stitute each year, most of which are awarded by the donors to
pupils of their own choosing.
We have two endowed scholarships. The Spencer scholarship,
established several years ago from Charlotte, is awarded each
year by the missionary workers in Charlotte. The P. H. Hanes
scholarship, established in 1928 by Mrs. S. Douglas Craig of Win-
ston-Salem, in honor of her father, P. H. Hanes, is administered
by the North Carolina Division of the U. D. C, through which or-
ganization it was originally given. In addition to these, scholar-
ships or partial scholarships are maintained annually by Mission-
ary Societies and Sunday Schools in Dalton, Georgia, Thomas-
ville, N. C, Atlanta, Charlotte, Greensboro, and Greenville, S. C.
Our very moderate rates furnish an excellent opportunity to
other societies, organizations, and individuals to invest in a life
in similar manner. Correspondence on the subject is inv.ted. We
always have applications from worthy boys and girls without
means, in larger number than we can provide for.
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Keeping in mind the pedagogical fact that education should
train the entire being, and not the intellect only, Brevard Insti-
tute students are encouraged to participate in literary society
work, in athletics, and to take part in mountain climbs, to use lib-
erally the library and reading table, and attend the lyceum course.
Grafonola lectures to train musical taste are given frequently.
A good moving picture machine was installed in 1921, and it is
frequently used. A Radio with a loud speaker was installed in
San Angelo Chapel in March, 1924. Students meet occasionally
in receptions and parties, supervised by teachers.
There are four literary societies, the Adelphian, the Lanier,
the Taylor, and the Ross. Each student is expected t'o become a
member of one of these societies, as a considerable part of
school life is connected with them. Each society will be expected
to give, at least 'once each term, a program which will be open
to the public.
For outdoor sports, the students play basket ball, baseball,
tennis, etc. Occasionally hikes are taken to some of the nearby
waterfalls or mountain peaks.
LIBRARY AND READING TABLE
The library consists of about twenty-four hundred volumes.
It contains several reference works, among them being the Stand-
ard Dictionary; Bible Dictionary and Encyclopedia; such en-
cyclopedias as Hill, Johnson, the Brittanica, Household Econom-
ics, and the Nelson Loose-Leaf; also Ridpath's History of the
World, and about two thousand volumes of our choicest standard
The reading table contains several of our best weekly and
monthly periodicals, such as Delineator, Christian Herald, Ladies
Home Journal, Literary Digest, Century, Review of Reviews,
Forum, Good Housekeeping, American, Atlantic Monthly and
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The schedule of fees is found on page 13. All boarding
students are required to pay the matriculation fee of $2.00 upon
application for entrance. If the application, for any satisfac-
tory reason, is withdrawn prior to August 15, 1930, the matricu-
lation fee will be returned. Laboratory fees are payable upon en-
rollment for the course. The campus fee, payable at registration,
covers the cost of medical attention for ordinary sickness, in-
cluding services of the school physician; light, fuel, culture
course, membership in the athletic association, and incidental
and library fees. The breakage deposit is due at registration
and if exhausted must be renewed. Any unused portion will be
leturned at the time of departure.
Day students pay matriculation fee, tuition, and incidental
and library fee at registration.
(See also Industrial System).
It has been the custom in the past for the school to furnish
linens, but this costs heavily in proportion to the value of the
service rendered. Few students will feel the burden of supply-
ing their own linens; therefore this custom is to be dispensed
with. For the year 1930-31, however, we will continue to fur-
nish pillow cases and towels, having a supply of these on hand.
We will not furnish sheets, and each student should bring four,
full length, three-quarter width. Our beds are single beds. All
linens should be plainly and indelibly marked with the students
name, and the linen passes weekly through the hands of the laun-
dry supervisor who checks it. This insures a fresh, clean supply
weekly, a necessity in the interests of sanitation. The laundry
charge of $1.00 per month is for this service and does not cover
personal laundry. Most of the girls and some boys do their own
As stated above, the campus fee, among other things covers
cost of care for ordinary sickness. Students are requested to sup-
ply themselves with a few simple remedies such as salves, a ger-
micide like mercurochromo, small bottle of camphor etc., in or-
der not to have to call on the nurse for eve'ry small scratch and
ailment. But the cost of medical attention and special service
is high, and in cases of prolonged illness in the infirmary, an ex-
tra charge of one dollar per day is made after the third day.
NEW FINANCIAL POLICY
In order to maintain our standards of service at the low cost
as scheduled, it is absolutely imperative that we collect our ac-
counts when due. We have at times been considerably embar-
rassed by the failure of patrons to pay promptly. Our creditors
jexpect us to meet our obligations, and we in turn depend upon
you to do so.
As printed in the schedule of fees, all accounts are payable by
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the term, in advance. When so paid a discount of five per cent
is allowed. For the convenience of those who find it difficult to
pay in advance, however, statements will, if requested, be render-
ed monthly in advance. No student's account will be allowed to
run more than two months in arrears. If such occurs the stu-
dent will be requested to leave. In special cases where circum-
stances make it justifiable in the judgment of the superintend-
ent, deferred payments may be arranged by giving a negotiable
note, duly signed and secured by a responsible property owner.
No discount is allowed on monthly payments.
The adoption of this policy and strict adherence thereto is
necessary in the interests of good service and reasonable rates.
The rule will be applied to all alike.
Statements for cost of books, supplies and school materials
will be sent to those paying by the term at reasonable intervals.
Where the statement is rendered monthly, they will be included.
All necessary school expenses, except for books and supplies,
amount to approximately $237 in the literary courses. Itemized
they are as follows:
Board (nine months) $180
Tuition (the year) 36
Campus fee (the year) 10
Matriculation fee 2
Laundry (n'ne months) 9
This figure makes no allowance for work. As far as is pos-
sible all the work about the buildings and grounds is done by
students under the direction of the various supervisors. This
work provides about twenty work scholarships and an additional
number of partial scholarships, which are assigned each year to
those whom we know to be worthy and reliable, and really in
need of help. Very often applications for such work are made
by those who are ambitious to help themselves but who do not
really depend upon such help for their education. Such ambition
is laudable, but it would not be fair to deprive some worthy
orphan boy or girl of his chance in life under such circum-
stances. Owing to the large number of applications received "it
is generally found necessary to reserve the best places for boys
and girls who have proved their industry and their worth in their
residence on the campus. For this reason it is suggested that
every student coming to us for the first time, make every effort
to secure enough backing in his home community to enable him
to pay his way for at least half the first year. In this time he
can prove his worth and make himself a place in the school com-
Brevard Institute does, however, endeavor to provide a cer-
tain amount of work for every boy and girl who really wishes to
work. We do not compel those who are lazy and indolent to
work, for the rest of us are too busy to spend our time trying to
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kesp them at it. For such as these the full price of board and
tuition is charged for the time they remain with us, usually not
very long. The general atmosphere of industry about the place
is, however, conducive to the inculcation of such habits in those
who come here.
We do not recommend more than twenty hours work per
monthly unless in case of financial necessity. This amount can
be accomplished by working an hour a day or half a day on Mon-
day, and still leave all the time necessary for play and recreation,
which is the inalienable right of every boy and girl. Such work,
paid for at the rate of 15c per hour on account, reduces the
price of board to $17.00 per month. Of course there are num-
erous calls for extra work especially at the busy season on the
farm, and any really industrious boy (or girl) can get in a great
deal more than the actual amount required. Any student who
prefers to pay the full cost price for all expenses, may do so,
with the approval of tho Superintendent.
A small laboratory fee is charged in connection with the
study of expression, music, commercial branches and all the
sciences, for the purpose of maintaining equipment.
A course of lyceum lectures and entertainments is arranged
for each year and all students are required to attend unless
specially excused. The total cost to each student will not be
more than $2.00 for the entire course. The money invested in
this training probably brings in as large returns in culture and
broadmindedness as any similar part of the fees.
Since the school is operated without any margin for bad ac-
counts, and solely for benevolent purposes, it cannot be run on the
credit system. All bills are payable in advance, as follows:
SCHEDULE OF FEES
REGULAR AND ACADEMIC
Matriculation fee of $2.00 is due with application for admission.
Tuition (per term of 18 weeks) $18.00
Board (per term of 18 weeks) 90.00
Campus Fee (per term) 5.00
Incidental and Library Fee (Day Students) per term . . . 1.00
Laundry of Linens (per term) 4.50
Bookkeeping (per term) 20.00
Shorthand (per term) 20.00
Typewriting (per term) 13.50
Complete Commercial course (per term) 45.00
Instrumental or vocal music (per term) 16.00
Science (per term) 2.50
Music (per term) 2.50
Home Economics and Manual Training (per term) 1.50
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Monthly Test 50
Term Examination 1.00
Special examination to remove condition 1.00
Graduation fee, including cost of diploma 2.50
Key Deposit (Boys) (Kedeemable at close of session) . . 1.00
Breakage Deposit (Returnable if not used) 3.00
Visitors at the school are expected to pay board and room at
the rate of $1.00 per day. If a guest of pupil or teacher, this
may be charged to their account, if desired.
A discount of 5 per cent is allowed when account is paid by
the term in advance.
IMPORTANT — WORK CREDITS
Work credits will be allowed on the expenses of the month or
term following that in which work is done. At the close of the
term or the year, such credts as are due will be paid in cash un-
less it is desired to apply them on expense of the following term.
If preferred the approximate amount to be earned may be esti-
mated and deducted from advance payment, with the understand-
ing that any difference will be made up in cash.
Students working their way through school, or working for
any considerable portion of their expenses, must bear in mind
the fact that the school must have returns for the expense in-
curred, and that favors they receive necessarily obligate them to
work at times while others may be playing. All such places will
be filled on contract between the school and the student. The
student is responsible for time lost, also for arranging substi-
tute when he is to be absent.
All work is credited at the end of the school month during
which the work is performed. Since bills are rendered in ad-
vance, no work credits can appear on the first month's state-
ments. Final settlement at the close of the year takes this into
Any student who cares to pay full expenses, will of course
be excused from work. Be sure to specify the amount of work
you wish to do on your application blank. Any student who per-
sistently lags behind or shirks on work assigned, will bo charged
with board at the full rate.
DRESS FOR GIRLS
It is not only the privilege, but the duty of every individual
to present a good appearance. There is sometimes, however, a
d'fference of opinion and taste in these matters, and the judg-
ment of the Dean of Girls is final authority in the school.
Excessive use of cosmetics is poor taste and is not permitted.
High heeled shoes (spikes) are detrimental to proper physical
development and are not allowed. The only exception to this
rule is in the case- of Seniors at their graduation, or girls in cos-
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tume work. Every girl should have at least two pairs of sub-
stantial, comfortable shoes for school and street wear.
Silk dresses are not permitted for ordinary school wear.
No uniform is required. If so desired, however, by special
arrangement with one of the local stores we are in position to
supply a neat, stylish, but durable, blue serge coat suit, suitable
for any public occasion at a very moderate price.
Rain coat, umbrella, and heavy top coat for cold weather
should be brought from home or provided for. Ea'eh girl should
have an adequate supply of work aprons.
All clothing and linens are subject to inspection.
In the interests of sanitation, borrowing and lending of
clothes and linen is absolutely prohibited. Serious skin infection
may result from violation of this rule.
Expensive, gaudy or flashy dress is not countenanced at any
time. The judgment lof the Dean is considered final on these
Each boy should be provided with clothes sufficient for a neat
appearance in school and elsewhere in public. Expensive clothes
are not necessary. In addition, he should have a supply of vough
wear for work, hikes, and play.
PARENTS are requested to take these regulations into consider-
ation and abide by them in providing clothes for their
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In addition to the regular literary work, grades 6 to 11,
pVeparatory to college entrance, the Institute offers thorough
courses in all Commercial branches, music, instrumental or vocal,
Home Economics, Manual Training, and Vocational Agriculture.
Work in any of these departments, if of satisfactory nature, may
be counted for High School credit. Our large, well equipped
farm, offers unusual advantages for practical demonstration
work in agriculture. Special classes may be '.organized if there
is sufficient demand for them, for short courses in dairying and
We maintain a department doing elementary work of the
sixth and seventh grades, because there are always some who
come up expecting to do High School w'ork and prove incapable
of it without additional preparation. We also admit those who a*e
really prepared to do work of these grades, but we assume
no responsibility for keeping them if they prove incapable of do-
ing such work. It is necessary to adhere strictly to this rule, else
we would soon have pupils scattered ail through the work of all
the grades, a task we cannot undertake.
DEPARTMENT OF BIBLE STUDY
Miss Margaret Van Lahr, Director
We feel that the Department of Bible Study is one of the
most important phases of our work. It is the field in which we
do a distinctive work, a work not offered in the public schools.
From the students in this department, and similar ones in t>ther
schools must be recruited the Christian leadership of tomorrow.
Persuaded by observation and experience, that actual knowl-
edge of Biblical content is one of the crying needs of the young
people of today, the first two years of the High School course
are given to a selective study of the materials making up the
Old and New Testaments. Very little effort is spent upon in-
terpretation. The course of study used is that prepared by the
Committee on Correlation of Bible work in Secondary Schools
and Colleges, of the National association of Biblical Instructors,
prepared for Secondary Schools offering a unit of Bible fo'r Col-
lege Entrance. It is procurable in pamphlet form at a very mod-
The general aim of the course is to "enable students to
know the principal narratives and characters of the Bible in
their historical and social settings; to understand and assimilate
the thought, and to feel the beauty and spiritual inspiration of
the Biblical masterpieces."
The third and fourth years are devoted to a study of the
origins, nature and true applications of Christianity as a regen-
erative force. These courses are of necessity more interpreta-
tive than those of the lower grades, but the interpretation is
neither iof a denominational nor controversal type.
The courses have been designed with the expectation that
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the largest benefit will be derived by the student who begins
with the first course and follows them through. However, each
course is an entity in itself, and properly completed, wid prove
well worth the time and effort expended upon it. Especial atten-
tion is called to the fact that the successful completion of Bible
work is a requirement, and pre-requisite to graduation. It can-
not be slighted. See page 24.
DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS
Miss Earleene Poindexter, Director
Our school of business offers practically every advan-
tage that is to be had in any well equipped and directed
business college. No time or pains is spared in individual drill
and instruction in order that the student may have a thorough
comprehension of the principles underlying the work which he
is doing. Thoroughly competent instruction, coupled with the
most modern textbooks and methods, substantiate our claim that
our advantages, though offered at much lower rates than ordin-
arily found, compare favorably with those of the best schools.
The following is a description of the courses:
The Twentieth Century Bookkeeping system is used, upon com-
pletion of which a Certificate is issued to the student from the
company publishing the text.
The requirements are as follows:
1. Twenty-five exercises introducing the ledger, general journal
cash book, sales journal, purchase journal, and trial bal-
ance. N'o more than two weeks should be devoted to this
introductory part of the course.
2. Part 1. This is modeled on a retail grocery business, and
with it the student becomes familiar with the simple trans-
actions and incoming and outgoing papers.
3. Part II. Partnership. Part II is a Grain and Coal business.
4. Part III. Corporation. Wholesale grocery and manufacturing.
At the end of each month of the bookkeeping transactions,
the student is required to make out trial balances, working
sheets, statements of profit and loss, balance sheets, adjustment
entries, closing entries, and post-closing entries.
5. Standard Tests are given upon the completion of each section.
It should not take more than nine months to complete the
entire course if a student can spend three or four periods a day
With the bookkeeping course; even less time is required if the
student is unusually apt at the work.
The student may elect either Gregg or Isaac Pitman Short-
hand. The requirements in the shorthand courses are as
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1. Completion of Textbook, including principles of shorthand,
dictation of words, sentences, and letters.
2. Dictation at the rate of 60, 80, and 100 words a minute.
3. Three one-hundred word letters dictated at the rate of 100
words a minute, and a transcript of these letters.
4. Upon the completion of each section, tests are given which
the student must pass before he can begin the next section.
Immediately upon the completion of the principles, a test of
two hundred words is given, and the student must pass this test
before completing the shorthand course.
The Touch System of Typewriting is taught.
The requirements are as follows:
1. Learning the keyboard with Victrola Rhythm Records, learn-
ing the technical names of the principal operative parts of the
typewriter, caring for the typewriter.
2. One hundred perfect pages, including finger drills, words,
figures, sentences, tabulated work, and letters.
3. Writing at the rate of 40 words a minute for 15 minutes on
unfamiliar copy with not more than 5 errors.
4. Becoming familiar with more than one make of machine;
such as Underwood, Royal, L. C. Smith, Remington.
Timed tests are given from time to time, and each month
tests are given as furnished by the Typewriter Companies.
The Practical Law course is not intended to make lawyers out
of those in the class, but to enable them to become familiar with
the rules of conduct governing ordinary business procedure.
The following are the requirements for the Bookkeeping
Completion of the bookkeeping course.
Completion of the practical law course.
Completion of C. spelling.
The following are the requirements for the Shorthand cer-
Completion of the shorthand course.
Completion of the practical law course.
Completion of the typewriting course.
Completion of C. spelling.
Completion of a short course in business English which
includes spelling, punctuation, arranging letters, etc.
The following are the requirements for the Typewriting cer-
Completion of the typewriting course.
Completion of the practical law course.
Completion of C. spelling.
Completion of the business English course.
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DEPARTMENT OF HOME ECONOMICS
NOTE: Because of the double periods required in Home
Economics work, it is necessary to alternate courses by years.
Domestic Art I and Domestic Science II will be offered in 1930-
31. Domestic Art II and Domestic Science I, in 1931-32.
DOMESTIC ART I-A (First half, first year)
This course consists of the study of materials and styles suit-
able' for underwear and the making of a complete suit of under-
wear, and some sample work.
Problems covered: Plain, flat fell, and French seams; run-
ning, back, combination, machine, feather and blanket stitches;
simple embroidery stitches, hemstitching; hemmed and overhand
patches; button holes; sewing on hooks and eyes, snaps and but-
tons, and mitering corners.
DOMESTIC ART I-B (Second half, first year)
This course consists of a study of the care and use of the
machine, dressmaking, costume designing, simple textiles and
renovation of clothes.
Problems covered : Making of a cotton dress, a linen dress,
renovation of a dress and a hat.
DOMESTIC ART II-A (First half, second year)
This course consists of a study of budget making, household
linens, tailored sewing and millinery.
Problems covered: Budget for a family of four, personal
budget, a wool dress and a hat.
DOMESTIC ART II-B (Second half, second year)
This course consists of a study of the layette and children's
clothes, the making of a su'k dress, and Home Nursing.
Problems covered : Listing of articles needed in the layette,
making of one of these articles, a garment for a child and a silk
dress for student.
Equipment needed in all Domestic Art classes: Scissors,
needles, pins, thimble, pin cushion, emery, tape measure, machine
bobbin, machine needles, thread.
DOMESTIC SCIENCE I-A (First half, first year)
This course consists of a study of the food principles, their
effect upon the body, how to cook each, the classification of
foods, the planning of balanced meals and table service for
DOMESTIC SCIENCE I-B (Second half, first year)
Th's course consists of the study of the preparation of suit-
able dishes for lunches or suppers and dinners and the serving
of each meal.
DOMESTIC SCIENCE II-A (First half, second year)
This course consists of a study of ways of preserving foods,
diets suitable for various common diseases as digestive disorders,
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fevers, infectious diseases, and convalescent diet, special atten-
tion given to the diet needed by each student.
Problems covered : Canning, preserving, drying, pickling and
jelly making, preparation of diets for each disease, weighing and
measuring each student and making a week's menus meeting the
needs of each student.
DOMESTIC SCIENCE II-B (Second half, second year)
This course consists of a study of the preparation of fancy
dishes, types of service, and home management.
Problem covered: An afternoon tea, a buffet luncheon, a
child's party, a dinner and a program for the housewife's work.
All girls in the Domestic Science classes will be required to
have white aprons and caps which may be purchased after they
DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC
Miss Julia Merritt, Director.
Courses as described below are offered in the department of
music. State adopted text-books are used.
I. PREPARATORY MUSIC COURSE.
This course includes the study of elementary theory, sight
singing, ear training and a short course in music appreciation.
The class shall meet three fort*-five minute periods a week.
Credit V2 unit
•II. HARMONY AND HISTORY OF MUSIC.
The course in harmony includes the study of the tendencies
of scale tones, intervals and their inversions, triads and their in-
versions, chords of the dominant seventh and their inversions,
the harmonizing of melodies.
The course in the history of music traces the development of
the art and science of music from the earliest records to the pres-
The class shall meet three forty-five minute periods a week,
the time being divided between the two subjects according to the
discretion of the teacher Credit V2 unit
PIANO — Private lessons in piano are given. By this means
the course can be arranged to meet the needs of the individual
Technic is regarded only as a means to an end. However, all
pupils are required to take a certain amount of technic, in order
that they may learn more quickly how to play the piano accept-
ably. Technical exercises including trills, scales, arpeggios,
octaves and chords are employed as the needs demand.
Studies from Burgmuller, Czerny, Bach and other composers
Careful attention is directed toward teaching the pupil how to
play musically and artistically pieces suited to his or her ability.
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All pupils are expected to take part in public recitals. All
solo work is performed from memory in these recitals.
Two half-hour lessons a week and an hour of practice each
day are required Credit V2 unit
For the diploma in piano, in addition to the general require-
ments for graduation and courses one and two in the music de-
partment, the following or its equivalent will be required :
To play all major and minor scales readily and with reason-
To be able to identify all keys either from the page or from
To perform in satisfactory manner, both technically and in-
terpretatively, three Little Preludes or Two-voiced Inventions of
Bach, a sonata by Haydn, Mozart or Beethoven, three represen-
tative studies from Czerny — Opus 740, and at least two pieces by
Two units in music are allowed toward meeting college en-
GLEE CLUB — A boys' glee club and a girls' glee club are
extra curricular activities of the school. Once a week these glee
clubs combine for ensemble practice. Training is given in voice
placement and part singing. Regular attendance at rehearsals
and participation in all public performances are required. A fee
of twenty-five cents a month plus the cost of the music used is
charged each member.
•HARMONY AND MUSIC APPRECIATION.
(Description of Course in Harmony as found in Course II.)
The course in music appreciation is designed to lead the pupil
to a more intelligent understanding and an appreciation of music.
Victrola records are used in order to illustrate the various types
and forms of music in the different schools of composition.
The class shall meet three forty-five minute periods a week,
the time being divided between the two subjects according to the
discretion of the teacher Credit V2 unit
(If this course is added, Course II will be History of
Provided there is sufficient demand there will be a class or-
ganized for the elementary study of voice, to meet once a week
for which a charge of twenty-five cents a lesson will be made.
This work wdl include tone-placing, breathing exercises, ear-
training, part singing, solo singing, ensemble work; special vocal
studies and instruction.
Individual lessons in this department will be available at the
rates given in the schedule of fees. Such individual lessons will
presuppose the completon of a year of study in Piano, and will
involve breathing exercises, tone placing, development of throat
freedom, the singing of scales, arpeggios, exercises and vocalizes
carefully selected from Sieber, Concone, and Marcesi, and the
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singing of songs and ballads of simple style from representative
STRINGED AND BAND INSTRUMENTS. Instruction in
stringed and band instruments will be provided for those wish-
DEPARTMENT OF MANUAL ARTS
D. W. Rice, Director.
A thoroughly competent instructor is in charge of this de-
partment, and courses will be offered for high school credit. This
department is being introduced for the benefit of all boys who
enjoy working with their hands, and work in this field is recom-
mended for all those who can fit it into their course. It is es-
pecially for the benefit of those boys whose minds have the me-
chanical turn rather than the abstract. A given amount of work
is assigned and required to be completed for credit. The char-
acter of the work done is also cons : dered.
Manual Training I. This is an introductory course in wood
working, using at first, hand tools, and progressing to the use of
machines. Study of woods and grains is made, and there are
various projects required to be completed.
Manual Training II. This course is a further development of
skill in the use of tools, and also requires more difficult projects.
Mechanical drawing and geometrical constructions are intro-
duced. The aim is to develop independence and self-confidence
in the pupil, through development of his own ability.
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A regular course of study is followed in the sixth and seventh
grades, according to the outline recommended by the North Car-
olina Department of Education.
SIXTH GRADE: School Arithmetic, Book II, Wentworth-Smith.
The Open Door Series in English, Book Six.
Young People's History of North Carolina, Hill.
The Study Readers, Book Six, Walker-Parkman.
The McCall Speller, Book II.
School Arithmetic, Book II, Wentworth-Smith.
The Open Door Series in English, Book Seven.
A History of the People of the United States, Waddy
The Boys' and Girls' Reader, Bolenius.
Essentials of Geography, Book II, Brigham and McFar-
Hygiene-Building Strong Bodies, Woods Hutchinson.
The McCall Speller, Book II.
All books may be purchased in our book store.
To receive the High School diploma of graduation, the stu-
dent must have completed sixteen units of regular high s/chool
work. A half unit in Bible for each year the student is in at-
tendance at Brevard Institute is also a requirement. Failure in
more than one such course precludes graduation.
The passing grade is 75. If deemed advisable, a grade of 65
on the first semester's work may be accepted as a condition, to
be made up during the last semester. The average of the two
semesters must be 75. A good grade made during the first
semester positively cannot bring up a failure on the last semes-
ter's work. Such failure must be made up with extra work.
The minimum requirements for High School graduation in
North Carolina are as follows:
English 4 units
History 2 units
Science 1 unit
Mathematics 2 units
Foreign Language 2 units
Elective 5 units
Practically all colleges, however, require Plane Geometry for
entrance. BREVARD INSTITUTE, therefore, offers the follow-
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PROGRAM OF STUDIES:
English I (One to be taken)
Math. I, Arith. and Algebra Science I, General
Hist. I, Community Civics Home Economics I
Bible I, Old Testament Litera- Agriculture I
ture Manual Training I
English I (Two to be taken)
English II Science II, Biology
Math. II, Algebra Hist. II, Modern European
Bible II, New Testament Lit- Home Economics I or II
erature Agriculture II
Manual Training I or II
English III (Two to be taken)
Math. Ill, Plane Geometry Science III, Human Physiology,
Bible III, Origin of Christianity Industrial and Commercial
Hist. Ill, Ancient and Medieval
Manual Training II
Home Economics II
English IV (Two to be taken)
Hist. IV, United States Science IV, Physics
Bible IV, Christianity and the Latin II
Social Order French II
Math. IV, Solid Geometry and
Commercial courses may also be elected to the extent of 2
Note a: Two years in one foreign language, either ancient or
modern, is required for entrance by most standard col-
Note b: Two years of physical education aire required of girls.
Physical Ed. I is open to Freshmen and Sophomores.
Physical Ed. II is open to Juniors and Seniors. One-
fourth unit of credit is allowed on each course.
Note C: Two years of spelling is also required in High School.
No credit is allowed. The work is offered in the inter-
est of a very apparent need.
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DESCRIPTION OF COURSES
Five periods per week for 33 weeks: 1 unit, except in Science,
where 2 additional laboratory periods are required.
English I. 5 periods, 36 weeks.
1. Formal work: Thorough drill in the essentials of
Grammar and punctuation. Practice in writing short
themes; emphasis on oral drill and practice in speak-
Text: Sentence and Theme, Ward.
2. Literature: Study of classics.
Text: "Literature and Life," Book I.
3. Parallel reading: Outside reading of four books, with
report on them.
General Science with Laboratory. 7 periods, 36 weeks.
Essentials of every day Science with Laboratory projects
Text: Civic Science in Home and Community, Hunter an J
Mathematics I. Arithmetic: 5 periods, 18 weeks (fall).
A review of general principles, with emphasis on practical
applications, short methods, and theory.
Text: Advanced Arithmetic, Wentworth-Smith.
Algebra: 5 periods, 18 weeks (spring). Through factoring.
Text: Academic Algebra, Wentworth-Smith.
History I. Community Civics: 5 periods, 36 weeks.
A study of men in their every day relations with others *n
an ordered and self-governed society — a study of customs
Text: Community Life and Civic Problems, Hill.
Agriculture I. 7 periods, 36 weeks.
An elementary study in soils, soil fertilization, farm crops
and prevention of pests.
Text: Productive Farm Crops, Montgomery.
Home Economics I. 7 periods, 36 weeks. 1 unit.
See Home Economics Department.
Manual Training I. 7 periods, 36 weeks. 1 unit.
Sec Manual Training Department.
Eib'c I. Biblical content: 3 periods, 35 weeks.
Outline of Old Testament material, memory work and
reading of Old Testament. Use is made of maps to make
the study more interesting and intelligible.
Text: Pamphlet: Outline prepared for and adopted by the
National Association of Bibl.cal Instructors.
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English II. 5 periods, 36 weeks.
1. Formal work: Further drills in the essentials of Gram-
mar and punctuation ; numerous written exercises.
Text: Correct English Usage, Evalin Fribble.
2. Literature: Literature as Story.
Text: "Literature and Life," Book II.
3. Parallel Reading: Outside reading of four books, with
reports on them.
Mathematics II. 5 periods, 36 weeks.
Text: Academic Algebra, Wentworth-Smith.
Scitmce II. Biology: 7 periods, 36 weeks.
Application of principles of Biology to plant and animal
life. Field and laboratory work required.
Text: New Biology, Smallwood, Reveley, Bailey.
History II. Modern European: 5 periods, 36 w^eks.
Study of the movements and forces molding the trend of
events in Europe since the middle ages.
Text: History of Europe, Robinson and Beaird.
Agriculture II. 7 periods, 36 weeks.
(Fall) Animal Husbandry. (Spring) Farm Methods and
use and care of farm equipment.
Text: (Fall) Animal Husbandry, Harper; (Spring)
Garden Farming, Corbett.
Home Economics I or II. 7 periods, 36 weeks. 1 unit.
See Home Economics Department.
Manual Training I or II. 7 periods, 36 weeks. 1 unit.
See Manual Training Department.
Bible II. Biblical content: 3 periods, 36 weeks.
Outline of New Testament material, memory work and
reading in the New Testament. Maps are used as in
Text: Same as Bible I.
English III. 5 periods, 36 weeks.
1. Formal work: Study of rhetoric and composition; ex-
tensive work in oral and written composition.
Text: "High School English," Miller and Palmer.
2. Literature: Study of lassies.
Text: "Literature and Life," Book III.
3. Parallel reading: Outside reading of five books, with
reports on them.
Mathsmatics III. Plane Geometry: 5 periods, 36 weeks.
Completion of the five books of Plane Geometry. Original
exercises are stressed. The aim is to cultivate the pupil's
reasoning powers, rather than his memory.
Text: Plane Geometry, Wentworth-Smith.
History III. Ancient and Medieval: 5 periods, 36 weeks.
From the dawn of History down to modern times.
Text: Early Progress, West.
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Latin I. 5 periods, 36 weeks.
Grammar, with reading in prose. Composition. "Latin of
"Today" is used as a text, and emphasizes Roman customs.
It is a great aid to the study of Roman History. There is
also much drill in English cognates.
Text: "Latin of Today," Gray and Jenkins.
French I. 5 periods, 36 weeks.
Elements of French. The conversational method is largely
used. Reading in simple French prose.
Text: New French Grammar, Frazier and Squair.
Spanish I. 5 periods, 36 weeks.
Text: To be selected.
Manual Training II. 7 periods, 36 weeks.
See Manual Training Department.
Home Economics II. 7 periods, 36 weeks.
See Home Economics Department.
Science III. Human Physiology: 7 periods, 18 weeks (fall).
Text: Lippincott's Physiology.
Industrial and Commercial Geography: 7 periods, 18 weeks
Text: High School Geography, Whitbeek.
Bible III. Life and Work of Jesus: 3 periods, 18 weeks (fall).
Life and Work of Paul: 3 periods, 18 weeks (spring). This
course is a study in the foundations of Christianity. The
aim is to give the pupil real insight into the origin and real
meaning of Christianity as a saving fofce in a world of
sin. The instruction is entirely undenominational.
Text: Life of Christ, Stalker.
Life of Paul, Stalker.
English IV. 5 periods, 36 weeks.
1. Formal work: Rapid and extensive review of the prin-
ciples of grammar, oral and written composition.
"Text: "High School English," Miller and Palmer.
2. Literature: Extensive study of English literature and a
briefer study of American literature.
3. Parallel reading: Six books will be read outside class
and reports made on them.
History IV. American History and Government: 5 periods, 36
American civil problems and the operation of the American
government will be studied.
Text: The American People, West.
Science IV. Physics. 7 periods, 36 weeks.
A treatment of principles and theory, coupled with labor-
tory work, experiments and observation. An introductory
Text: To be selected.
Latin II. 5 periods, 36 weeks.
The amount of Latin prose required by the American Clas-
sical League is read. Grammar, prose and composition.
Text: "Second Year Latin," Foster.
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French II. 5 periods, 36 weeks.
Irregular verbs. Between 250 and 300 pages of reading
in French is required, consisting of drama, short stories,
and journals. Conversation is emphasized in the classroom.
Text: Grammar as in French 1.
Reader: France, Michaud and Marinoni.
Mathematics IV. Solid Geometry: 5 periods, 18 weeks (fall).
Advanced Algebra: 5 periods, 18 weeks (spring).
Text: To be selected.
Latin III. 5 periods, 36 weeks.
This course will be offered if there is a demand for it. It
consists in the reading of the equivalent of six orations of
Cicero. Grammar. Composition. Sight reading.
Text: To be selected.
Bible IV. Christianity and the Social Order: 3 periods, 36 weeks.
The aim of this course is to follow that of Bible III. It is
hoped that the pupil, with a knowledge of the true .aim and
purpose of Christianity, will be given an insight into the
need and method of its actual application to social problems
Text: Shackford: The Program of the Christian Religion.
Auxiliary: Rauschenbush : Christianizing the Social Or-
Vocational Guidance. 5 periods, 36 weeks.
A brief survey of principal vocations, with interviews and
lectures from prominent men.
Text: Proctor: Vocations.
Auxiliary: Brown: Choice of a Career.
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Read carefully. Unless you can abide by the
following regulations, do not ask for admittance.
1. Pupils who have reached their twelfth birthday, of good
health and good character may be received as boarding pupils,
provided they are prepared to do the work of the school, which
means grades 6 to 11. Children who are not prepared for the
sixth grade, positively need not apply. Children under the ages
given above, but who are prepared to do the work we offer can be
admitted at an additional charge of $4.00 per month, to cover
cost of special care.
2. Those desiring to enter school should fill out application
blank and return to the superintendent, with matriculation fee.
If the application is not approved, the fee will be returned.
3. Credits from other schools are accepted at the superin-
tendent's discretion. All new pupils should bring with them re-
ports from former schools.
4. Parents wishing their children to leave the Institute at any
time other than the beginning of the Christmas vacation or the
close of the year in May must notify the superintendent directly,
not through the pupil. Such notice must reach the superintend-
ent at least one week before the absence desired, so that the
superintendent may communicate with the parents if necessary,
before the request is granted.
5. Parents are especially requested to observe the following:
No student will be permitted to leave school ahead of time on
the occasion of any holiday or vacation period, unless for very
special cause, and as pre-arranged between the parent and the
superintendent. There is a real reason for this.
•3. If a student leaves school without permission on an ex-
tended trip, or to be away overnight, he is automatically dis-
7. No boarding student will be exempt from attendance as
required on Sunday School and church services; nor from indus-
trial duties except by special arrangement.
8. Girls in the dormitory cannot receive visits or mail from
young men except when their parents send to the superintendent
written permission for them to do so. All communication with
young men must be with the knowledge and consent of both par-
ents and superintendent. No form of written communication
with boys or men in or near the school is permitted.
9. No boarding pupil is allowed to leave the Institute grounds
at any time without permission of the proper supervisor, except
that it is understood the boys may visit town on Saturday after-
noon after school, and may go for walks and hikes in groups on
Sunday afternoon. In no case is loitering and loafing around
streets and stores, permitted.
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10. Day pupils are required to be prompt and regular in at-
tendance, and not loiter on the streets or in the stores on even-
ings just preceding a school day. It is understood that when on
or about the campus they will conform to the same standard of
conduct required of boarding pupils.
11. Boarding students are not expected to visit home or
friends oftener than once in six weeks unless for urgent cause.
12. In case of expulsion for improper or immoral conduct,
money cannot be refunded, as unruly students are expensive at
any price and are not wanted. Pupils knowing themselves to be
impure, dishonest, or immoral are advised not to •come here.
13. Students must pay full value for damage done to prop-
erty. The cost of breakage in bedrooms must be paid by the oc-
cupants equally in cases where the blame cannot be definitely
14. Boarding students are not allowed to keep guns, pets,
15. The use of extra electrical equipment, with the excep-
tion of curlers, is prohibited. Ironing in the rooms positively
must not be done. Tampering with, or re-arrangement of elec-
tric wiring is expressly forbidden, and will be severely dealt with.
16. The Institute cannot advance money or school supplies,
but parents may make deposit with the cashier to be used as
needed. Students must not borrow money or clothing from each
17. If a student is compelled to be absent for two weeks or
more in succession, time will be extended into next semester, if
cause of absence is promptly reported to the principal and ap-
proved by him.
18. Tuition fees and board are payable on entrance and in
advance at the beginning of each term thereafter, for eighteen
weeks, or the remainder thereof unless monthly payments without
discounts are preferred. In no case can contracts be made for
board for less than a month, and no money can be returned for
any departure before the end of the school month. For dates
of termination of school months, see calendar.
19. Music or other "extra" lessons missed through fault of
teacher or school will be made up to the student. If missed
through fault of student or on account of holidays or examina-
tions, they will not be deducted from bill.
20. All complaints or requests of parents should be sent to
the superintendent by separate letter and not in student's letter.
21. Polite conduct is required of every student on all occa-
sions. Development of cultural character is regarded as one of
our chief functions.
22. Boys desiring to play football must present written per-
mission from parents. Eligibility to participate in any form of
inter school athletics, or in field day exercises, class plays, etc.,
is conditioned upon the pupils passing in at least three major
subjects and Bible.
23. Smoking among the girls is positively prohibited, as is
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the use of cigarettes among the boys. No boy of less than six-
teen is permitted to use tobacco in any form. Boys of sixteen
and over may do so only if permission of their parents is pre-
sented, and then only in the privacy of their rooms, or on vhe
grounds about the boys dormitory, and not in public.
24. Any student who repeatedly violates any of the above
rules, or who shows himself consistently to be out of harmony
with the spirit of the Institute, may be asked at any time to
sever his connections with the school.
25. Except in case of emergency, do not ask to leave ahead
of time for holidays or week-ends. If unavoidably detained at
home, the pupil must bring a written explanation from home, or
no excuse will be granted. An unexcused absence counts 5 per
cent against the monthly grade.
26. Failure in any subject for three months in succession
means demotion to the next lower grade in that subject. If any
pupil fails three months in succession on all his work, he is sent
27. It is earnestly urged that if you find it necessary to leave
school, you take the matter up with the business office before
leaving, in order that the proper adjustment of accounts may be
made on our books.
Penalties are used only as a last resort or in flagrant cases of
misconduct. The pupil of right mind and proper training will
respond to suggestion, reproof, and correction.
Any penalty assessed is designed to meet the particular sit-
uation for which it is assessed. The purpose of punishment is
correction, and in some instances, such as damaged property, the
recovery of values. Various penalties may be employed, at the
discretion of the teacher or supervisor, except that no major
penalty may be assessed without the approval of the superin-
tendent. A major penalty is the assessment of ten or more de-
merits for one offense.
Demerits are cumulative. They may be assessed by any
teacher or supervisor for misconduct in the class-k'oom or else-
where, but demerits assessed must be reported weekly to the
When any student accumulates 25 demerits, he is warned in
regard to his conduct, and penalties assigned are ac cording to the
nature of the case.
When a student accumulates 50 demerits, all personal priv-
ileges are forfeited for a period of one month, or longer unless
his conduct improves. Such privileges include all social contacts
with the other sex, permission to visit home or elsewhere, or to
leave the campus unless on urgent business, and then only when
properly chaperoned. He is also ineligible to hold any special
BREVARD INSTITUTE 33
work or scholarship from the school. These places are consid-
ered as rewards for merit.
When a student accumulates 75 demerits, he is considered
hopelessly out of harmony with the ideals of our institution, and
it is suggested that he leave school before it becomes necessary
to resort to expulsion. If he prefers to stay and reform his con-
duct, he has a margin of 25 in his favor, but the accumulation
of 100 demerits during one term automatically severs his con-
nection with the school. All demerits above 75 are assessed by
majority vote of the faculty.
NOTE : The deportment grade each month is intended as an
index rating on general conduct. Demerits do not appear on the
report card unless more than 24 are accumulated. They accumu-
late throughout the term.
WHAT THE STUDENT SHOULD BRING
1. REPORT CARD OR RECORD OF PREVIOUS WORK.
2. All personal wearing apparel and toilet articles.
3. Four sheets.
4. REPORT CARD OR RECORD OF PREVIOUS WORK.
5. Umbrella, Raincoat, Overcoat.
6. A willing heart and
7. REPORT CARD OR RECORD OF PREVIOUS WORK.
34 BREVARD INSTITUTE
dtutgistuma tn Parents
1. Give your children the advantage of an education. This
may require a sacrifice on your part, but it will increase the hap-
piness of your children through all their lives, besides multiply-
ing their capacity for usefulness.
2. After they have been placed in school, give them to un-
derstand that they must sacrifice enough to remain there faith-
fully unless real emergency prevents. Success always requires
3. Write at least once a week to your children and have
them write to you not less frequently. Loving letters, firm when
necessary, but always loving are the inherent right of every child
away from home.
4. If your child needs special care or attention in any
respect, write to the superintendent about it. If the Institute
can undertake to give this special attention, it should be begun
early. If it cannot be given, you should know it.
5. Do not make unnecessary special requests, particularly
about irregular entrance or departure. One great advantage of
boarding school life is the lesson of regularity it inculcates, and
this is utterly lost to those who receive special treatment.
If further information is desired, write
J. F. WINTON, Superintendent,
Brevard, N. C.
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IjnnnrB fnr i^riTolarslttps in Prnttmts f mvz
1908 — Ella (Lilly) Harris, Raleigh, N. C.
1909 — Connie (Jolley) Duncan, Spruce Pine, N. C.
1910 — Ada (Blum) Wetmore, Reidsville, N. C.
1911 — Bessie Tyler, Lawrenceville, Va.
1912 — Aleph (Baber) Hendrickson, Spartanburg, S. C.
1913 — Ola Callahan, Mexico.
1914 — Alva Queen, Wolf Mountain, N. C.
1916 — Marie (Hamrick) Barnett, Ellenboro, N. C.
1917 — Harold Norwood, Brevard, N. C.
1918 — Amanda (Scutts) Parker, Wolf Mountain, N. C.
1919— Ruth Hoitcn, Gaffney, S. C.
1920 — Ferd Hayes, Kings Mountain, N. C.
1921— John McNeil, Miller's Creek, N. C.
1922— ^ohn McNeil, Miller's Creek, N. C.
1923 — John McNeil, Miller's Creek, N. C.
1924 — John McNeil, Miller's Creek, N. C.
1925 — Ena Williams, Penrose, N. C.
1926 — Lorene Short, Shelby, N. C.
1927 — Opal Goodman, Concord, N. C.
1928 — Carl Drumeller, Montgomery, Ala.
1929 — Hope Menendez, Tampa, Fla.
1930 — Hope Menendez, Tampa, Fla.
36 BREVARD INSTITUTE
President Mr. O. H. Orr, '10, Brevard, N. C.
Vice-President .... Miss Ressie Kate Meece, '27, Brevard, N. C.
Cor. Secretary ... Miss Earleene Poindexter, '11, Brevard, N. C.
Treasurer Miss Earleene Poindexter, 11, Brevard, N. C.
Chaplain Miss Estella Powell, '25, Cullowhee, N. C.
HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMAS GRANTED IN 1930
Lena Allison, Umatilla, Fla. ; Frances Ballard, Asheville, N. C;
Lucy Britt, Asheville, N. C; Arline Bryant, Atlanta, Ga;
Arthur Longstreet Campbell, Montreat, N. C. ; Christopher S.
Clayton, Washington, D. C. ; PauLne Curtis, Greensboro, N.
C. ; Essie L. Davis, Greenville, S. C; Charles W. Duncan,
Sumter, S. C; Marguerite Garrison, Atlanta, Ga. ; Ethel Gil-
liam, Gastonia, N. C. ; Hobart L. Goodman, Concord, N. C;
Thomas Marquis Graham, Fernandina, Fla. ; John F. Greear,
Jr., Helen, Ga. ; Viola James, Lexington. N. C; Elsie James,
Lexington, N. C; Hope Menendez, Tampa, Fla.; Jannie
Unetia Pankey, Patrick, S. C. ; Eleanor Rigdon, Greenville, S.
C; Charles Wilbur Rikard, Greenville, S. C. ; Lily Mae Taylor,
Early Branch, S. C. ; W. Donald Wilkins, Clincho, Va.; Hazel
Williamson, Asheville, N. C; Elizabeth Wright, Asheville, N.
COMMERCIAL DIPLOMAS GRANTED IN 1930
Martha Osborne, Brevard, N. C.
COMMERCIAL CERTIFICATES GRANTED IN 1930
Bookkeeping, Shorthand, Typewriting — J. L. Hernandez, Havana,
Cuba; Blanche Shepperd, Concord, N. C.
Bookkeeping and Typewriting — Angel E. Bermudez, Gibera,
Bookkeeping — Mario Vega AguTar, Havana, Cuba; Francisco
Canals, Cienfuegos; Maude S'aton, GreenvJle, S. C. ;
Mrs. Minnie Cochrane, Asheville, N. C.
Shorthand and Typewriting — Alice Pike. Bogart,Ga ; El-zabeth
Wright, Asheville, N. C. : Eleanor Rigdon, Greenville, S. C.
Typewriting — Arthur Campbell, Montreat, N. C.
Boys 62 Girls 79 Total 141
Boys 27 Girls 44 Total 71
Albritton, A. Frances Kutz, Rama Sanders, Kathleen
Andrews, Livingston Kutz, Henry Robert Santos, Robert
Furr, Etta Lou Lewis, Giles Thomas Sherrill, Grover
Hill, Gladys Maybelle Lyerly, Leveille Smathers, Marvin
Hooper, Wilburn Meadows, Ada Blanche Williams, Dorothy Sue
Bryson, Virgia Lee
Henderson, Ruby Lois
Johnson, Dan W., Jr.
Moore, Van Doris
Rice, Tom, Jr.
Sanders, John S.
Smathers, Edward B.
Tramell, A. B.
Tuttell, Bert E.
West, Junius Claude
Bowie, George F., Jr.
Davis, Lily Bates
Hopper, Sparks M.
Johnson, Jean Harris
Greear, John F., Jr.
Hopper, Emily E.
McGuire, R. Vance
Pickelsimer, Louis E.
Plemmons, Richard H.
Moore, James Blanton
Stout, Claude P.
Tidwell, Maudie Bee
Taylor, Lily Mae
Aguilar, Mario V. Garcia, Ralph
Bermudez, Angel Gonzales, Phillipe
Bermudez, Joe Hampton, Tom
Burrell, Rowe Hernandez, J. L.
Canals, Frank Marston, Olga
Cochrane,Mrs.Minnie Mott, Mrs. Carl
Andrewes,Sara Louise Pos, Harry
Moore, Betty Walden, Evelyn
Rice, Mrs. D. W.
NEW ENROLLMENT— SUMMER SCHOOL
Brown, L. E.
Garrison, Margaret Gilliam, Ethel
Tuttle, Bert E.
Hernandez, J. L.
Cochrane, Mrs. Minnie
Mott, Mrs. Carl
Hernandez, J. L.
Mott, Mrs. Carl
Rice, Mrs. D. W.
Brevard, North Carolina
APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION
Date , 193
3. Birthday and age
4. Condition of health
5. Height Weight When will you enroll. . . .
6. Check course you expect to take:
High School. . . .Year. . . .Elementary. . . .Commercial,
7. Of what church are you a member?
8. To whom may we refer concerning you?
Name Business .
10. What grade have you completed? See back of
11. Specify exactly how much work you expect to do. (See
Industrial system, and page of fees, in catalogue.)
12. Sign the following pledge:
If admitted to Brevard Institute, I promise to do my best in
all the work assigned me, and to faithfully observe the rules
of the school.
13. Have parent, guardian, or friend sign the following:
I hereby approve the above application, and I agree to pay
promptly all the school fees as required.
HIGH SCHOOL CREDITS
If you have already some high school work to your credit,
fill out the following blank. The credit listed will be verified by
referring it to the principal of the school where work was done.
Name of School
Name of Student
Thp above record is correct.
State briefly your reasons for wishing to get an education: