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North Carolina 


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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 


President Mrs. F. F. Stephens, Columbia, Mo. 

General Secretary, Home Department: Mrs. J. W. Downs, Nash- 
ville, Tenn. 
General Treasurer .... Mrs. Ina Davis Fulton, Nashville, Tenn. 

CALENDAR 1930-1931 

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. 

Annual Events 

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. 

Summer Session 

Saturday, May 30 — Summer school begins. Registration. 
Friday, July 24 — Summer school ends. 

Jarulti}, 193D-1931 


J. F. WINTON, A. B., B. D. -" 

Superintendent and Instructor in Mathematics 


Dean of Boys and Instructor in Mathematics 

and Science 

D. W. RICE, A. B. 

Supervisor of Student Labor and Instructor 
in Agriculture and Manual Training 


Latin and Spanish 


French and Physical Education 


Director Department of Household Arts 
Bible and Religious Education 

Director Department of Music 
Director Department of Business and Bookkeeper 


Sixth and Seventh Grades 

MRS. L. E. BROWN, A. B. » ^ 

Dean of Girls k " »- \ v U 

House Mother, Boys' Hall 


Librarian and Study Hall 


Practical Nurse N->^v>-& 


Farm Superintendent 




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 
knew him. 

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 — 

Amumttrrmrnts, 19311-1931 


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. 


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 
Jetton medal. 

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. 


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 


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. 


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 
practically everybody. 

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- 


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. 


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. 



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. 



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. 


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 


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. 


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 


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 


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: 



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 



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. 


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. 


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- 


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 



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 
farm accounting. 

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. 


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- 
erate price. 

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 


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. 


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 
follows : 


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. 



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 
simple meals. 
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, 


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 


Miss Julia Merritt, Director. 

Courses as described below are offered in the department of 
music. State adopted text-books are used. 


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 


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- 
ent day. 

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 
are taught. 

Careful attention is directed toward teaching the pupil how to 
play musically and artistically pieces suited to his or her ability. 


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- 
able facility. 

To be able to identify all keys either from the page or from 
the keyboard. 

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 
modern composers. 

Two units in music are allowed toward meeting college en- 
trance requirements. 

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. 


(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 
Music only.) 


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 


singing of songs and ballads of simple style from representative 

stringed and band instruments will be provided for those wish- 
ing it. 


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 
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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. 

Text Books: 

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- 



First Year 
Required Elective 

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 

Second Year 
Required Elective 

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 

Third Year 

Required Elective 

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 
Latin I 
French I 

Manual Training II 
Home Economics II 

Fourth Year 
Required Elective 

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 
Advanced Algebra 

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. 




Five periods per week for 33 weeks: 1 unit, except in Science, 
where 2 additional laboratory periods are required. 

First Year 

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 
and reports. 

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 
and practices. 

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 Instructors. 


Second Year 
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. 
Algebra completed. 

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 
Bible I. 

Text: Same as Bible I. 

Third Year 
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. 


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. 

Fourth Year 

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. 


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 
of today. 

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. 


(general Eegulatuma 

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. 


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, 
or automobiles. 

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 


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 


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. 



2. All personal wearing apparel and toilet articles. 

3. Four sheets. 


5. Umbrella, Raincoat, Overcoat. 

6. A willing heart and 



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. 


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. 


Alumni Asaonattnn 


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. 


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. 


Martha Osborne, Brevard, N. C. 


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. 

SUMMARY 1929-30 

Boys 62 Girls 79 Total 141 

Boys 27 Girls 44 Total 71 

iEttmlltmmt, 1020-30 


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 

Ownbey, Clara 

Baughman, Evelyn 
Branson, Mildred 
Bryant, Mildred 
Bryson, Virgia Lee 
Cathey, Cornelia 
Cochrane, Hilliard 
Cudd, Cleo 
Franks, Iris 
Fullbright, Marian 
Gantt, Mildred 

First Year 

Garrison, Margaret 
Gowan, Virginia 
Hartley, Elizabeth 
Henderson, Ruby Lois 
Huls, Harvey 
Johnson, Dan W., Jr. 
Jolly, Jack 
Kerr, Kathleen 
Longshore, Edwin 
Mangum, George 
Moore, Van Doris 

Rice, Tom, Jr. 
Sanders, John S. 
Smathers, Edward B. 
Smithe,Alyce Virginia 
Tramell, A. B. 
Tuttell, Bert E. 
Walden, Norma 
West, Junius Claude 
Woodard, Ada 
Zachary, Howard 

Brown, Edna 
Burns, Charles 
Campbell, Stewart 
Cline, Elizabeth 
Davis, Tallie 
Davis, Lottie 
Dunakin, Henry 

Aycock, Helen 
Becton, Jarmon 
Bowie, George F., Jr. 
Callahan, Hazel 
Davis, Lily Bates 
Denny, Mary 

Allison, Lena 
Altee, Miriam 
Ballard, Frances 
Britt, Lucy 
Bryant, Arline 
Campbell, Arthur 
Clayton, Christy 
Curtis, Pauline 
Davis, Essie 

Second Year 

Fuquay, Perlemon 
Going, Cleo 
Guthrie, Woodrow 
Heckard, Cecil 
Hopper, Sparks M. 
Huls, Paul 
Larmon, Elizabeth 
McCracken, Paul 

Third Year 

Fortner, Virginia 
Greear, Sol 
Johnson, Jean Harris 
Lee, Garnell 
Martin, Florence 
Menendez, Robert 

Fourth Year 

Duncan, Charles 
Garrison, Marguerite 
Gilliam, Ethel 
Goodman, Hobart 
Graham, Thomas 
Greear, John F., Jr. 
Hopper, Emily E. 
James, Elsie 
James, Viola 
Menendez, Hope 

McGowan, Alice 
McGuire, R. Vance 
Mitchell, Prillo 
Ownbey, Elbert 
Pickelsimer, Louis E. 
Plemmons, Richard H. 
Price, Louise 
Wildey, Jack 

Moore, James Blanton 
McCracken, Wilma 
McLean, Bertha 
Regan, Joseph 
Stout, Claude P. 
Tidwell, Maudie Bee 

Pankey, Unetia 
Rigdon, Eleanor 
Rikard, Wilbur 
Taylor, Lily Mae 
Walker, Esther 
Ware, Emma 
Wilkins, Donald 
Williamson, Hazel 
Wright, Elizabeth 




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 

Osborne, Martha 
Pike, Alice 
Patterson, Thelma 
Rice, Mrs. D. W. 
Shepperd, Blanche 
Slaton, Maude 

Winton, Cornelia 
Winton, Harriet 


Barnett, Clara 
Batson, Russell 
Boney, Harvey 
Briggs, Smith 

Brown, L. E. 
Floyd, Landrum 
Galloway, Ralph 
Gilliam, Bernice 
Hood, Thomas 

Kimzey, Louise 
Kimzey, Mary 
Miller, John 
Saltz, Christine 


Andrewes,Sara Louise 
Cathey, Cornelia 
Denny, Mary 
Dunakin, Henry 
Gantt, Mildred 
Gowin, Virginia 
Hooper, Wilburn 
James, Elsie 

Johnson, Dan 
Johnson, Jean 
Jolly, Jack 
Kerr, Kathleen 
Larmon, Elizabeth 
Lee, Garnell 
Lyerly, Leveille 
Martin, Florence 
McCracken, Wilma 

Garrison, Margaret Gilliam, Ethel 

M<cGowan, Alice 
Patterson. Thelma 
Pos, Harry 
Price, Louise 
Tuttle, Bert E. 
Walden, Norma 
West, Junius 
Winton, Cornelia 
Winton, Harriet 

Ware, Emma 


Burrell, Rowe 
Garcia, Ralph 
Hernandez, J. L. 
Marston, Olga 

Aguilar, Mario 
Bermudez, Angel 
Burrell, Rowe 
Cochrane, Mrs. Minnie 

Allison, Lena 
Aguilar, Mario 
Bermudez, Joe 
Burrell, Rowe 
Callahan, Hazel 
Campbell, Arthur 
Canals, Frank 


Mott, Mrs. Carl 
Osborne, Martha 
Patterson, Thelma 
Pike, Alice 

Canals, Frank 
Hampton, Tom 
Morgan, Bill 


Clayton, Christy 
Garcia, Ralph 
Gonzales, Phillipe 
Hernandez, J. L. 
Marston, Olga 
Mott, Mrs. Carl 
Osborne, Martha 

Rigdon, Eleanor 
Shepperd, Blanche 
Slaton, Maude 
Wright, Elizabeth 

Osborne, Martha 
Shepperd, Blanche 
Slaton, Maude 
Walker, Esther 

Patterson, Thelma 
Pike, Alice 
Rice, Mrs. D. W. 
Rigdon, Eleanor 
Shepperd, Blanche 
Slaton, Maude 
Wright, Elizabeth 


Brevard, North Carolina 


Date , 193 

1. Name 

2. Address 

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 

this sheet. 

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. 



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 

Post Office 

Name of Student 




Latin . 
Latin , 

Algebra . 
Algebra . 

Thp above record is correct. 

State briefly your reasons for wishing to get an education: