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VOL. XXIII j NO. 50
TRYON, N. C. FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 1918.
$1.50 A YEAR
U. S. SOLDIERS.
American Prisoners are Held
While Huns Cut Their
ANOTHER reason why you
SHOULD BUY LIBERTY BONDS.
ghastly illustration of German
hatred of American soldiers is given
;n a Salvation Army letter made pub-i-c
in Chicago a few days ago, by Ad
iutant Fletcher Agnew.j It was writ
ten in France by Adjutant R. C. Star
bard, who has charge Of a Salvation
Army hut, to Commander Eva Booth,
who "turned it over to j Adjutant Ag-
' Their Throats! Cut.
"I visited a base hospital recently"
savs the letter, "and had this story
from a sergeant who j - had passed
through one oi the raids. The ser-
rt was hornoiy wounaea dv a
forts, we don't want anybody to over
work. It is, just a great sin and prob
ably greater to overwork than to un
derwork; what is desirable is for ev
eryone to make a cool and deliberate
survey of the necessity and "govern
Let all labor be well planned and
well executed, and in the fall when
the harvest is gathered old Polk will
be proud of her affort and the State
will say "well done, mv hpi nvorl
, Child." SO let US not hp slnMrprc hn
sluggers not fakers but farmers.
J. R. SAMS, Coxmty Agent.
W. S S
n "dead. Beicie the ! sergeant -.lost
t . . i i ' j
ferociousness now ever, ne saw a uuz-
Some Items of Geueral Interest Gathered By Our Correspondents From Various
Sections of Polk County
MILL SPRING ROUTE 2.
On Monday, April . 29th at 2 o'clock
p. m., at the residence of Mr. J. W.
Shields, at Tryon, Mr. C. L. Sams,
specialist in bee keeping, for North
Carolina, will hold a meeting for the
purpose of . demonstrating the best
methods for keeping bees in Polk
county; and on Tuesday, April 30th
he will hold a similar meeting at the
ee yard of Mr. George Brisco. Mill
Spring, at 10 o'clock a. m. Bee
ceepers from all parts of Polk coun
yx are invited to attend these meet
Un May 6th. the first Mond av will
irwTrtirciT.i V-Qrt A TYl nvi I V n 4-l. 1 ji l
en wnuaiis uvci.w.i i mc icguiar mummy meeting oi
can boys and cut their; throats from farmers of Polk county. Mr. R. L.
ear to ear. - The Sergeant said the Curtis, division of animal industry,
murder of the third American was the and Mr. T. E. Browne club agent,
most horrible. Four Germans held West Raleigh, have been invited to
him while a fifth fairly severed his attend the meeting.. It will be held
head from his body." as a patriotic day to especially dis-
Kayoneis JLiue nazors, i cuss tne growing of sheeD and other
"I have just learned," Continues live stock in Polk "county. Let all
the letter, "that this same company rarmers who come to Columbus on
of Americans passed through here to- the first Monday in May attend this
dav with their bayonets sharpened meeting, at 1 o'clock, p. m. .
belect good seed corn; plant in cood
and well prepared soil and expect a
good crop next fall; provided you do
not neglect good cultivation.
improve pastures by removing
brushes and briars and by stopping
gullies, and by enriching thp soil and
sowing grass, clover and alfalfa.
ihere are 152 girls and Oovs new
enrolled as club members in Polk
county. Greens Creek leadiner in num-
t J !T 1 I i r .
giving L-nnsuanuy wmie neanng i oers, uoiumdus close up. Yet other
daily reports of Hun atrocities., j schools may outstrip these in good
It is the work of the enemy bn- work and reports. Look out Greens
gades known as the butchers, that j Creek 'and Columbus, there re other
makes our blood boil and makes us 1 husky schools in Polk county.
forget' to love our enemies," he says,l Let parents;, throughout; Polk coun-
The saw and hammer is not heard
on the church building, started one
Thrift and War Savings Stapms for
sale at the postoftice.
W. J. Ballard, of Camp Sevier, is
home on a furlough. Jay is hale and
Subscribe for the NEWS and get
all the news .of the county.
Several of our citizens are summon
ed as jurors to attend court this
Mally Thompson is wearing a
broad smile these days. It's a girl.
Loyd . Panther re-enlisted in the
navy and received notice to report at
Columbia, S. C, April 16th.
Mrs. Ed Foster who has been sick
for several months passed away last
Friday morning She had been a
long sufferer Her immediate family
that now sui Wve r.re her husband, fUTe
sons and. s'x daughters. Interment
at Tryon cemetery Sunday at 3 p. m.
Mrs. Foster was a Newman before
All roads lead
The Judge's c! irge to. the grand
jury should have Leen heard by every
citizen in Folk coi nty.
:o Columbus this
like razors, sworn to avenge this aw
ful crime against their comrades.
What can you say to men bound on
such an errand except bid them strike
with all their might and harder be
cause of the righteousness of our
cause and the devilishness of the ene-mv."
Adjutant Starbard admits to Com
mander itooth that it is oiten very
difficult to follow the dictates of for-
The recent cold weather is .doing
considerable damage to gardens and
fruit, it is feared that the fruit
crop will be very short.
Mr. F. A. Henderson s family have
measles, but are getting along nicely.
Mr. Ferry Cantrell was thrown
froni a wagon, Saturday. He was
considerably shaken up, but is
thought not to be seriously hurt.
Quite a number of our people at
tended Mothers day exercises at
Hickory Grove, Sunday. They report
a fine timer
Seth Davis has a discharge from
the training camp and is expected
O. C. Smith's family visited Perry
W. W. Davidson, who is teaching at
Cooley Springs, visited home folks
Saturday and Sunday.
Miss Idella Lancaster who has
been in very poor health for several
months, is improving some.
Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Cantrell visited
at John Tipton's, Sunday, and at
tended services at Melvln Hill.
w w. jvicLriii-i ?.as purchased a
new kerosene engine, and is prepar
ing to start up his corn mill, which
has not been in service for some time.
Hurrah for the POLK COUNTY
NEWS; it gets better.
THiE OLD FRIENDS.
"These are picked brutes. uu raiding: ty :y encourage drhiWreninichabl
purposes with the purpose oi lnumi- work, and m buying -"Thrift Stamps
dating by frightfulnessi" with the money next-fall.
Such stories as the above are com- All farmers should begin now to
ing to light almost eviery day, and work for the Polk County Fair next
show the temper of Germany toward October, 9, 10 and 11. Begin now
America and Americans. Didn't the to save samples of clover and grasses
Kaiser tell our Ambassador to Ger- that grow on your farms. Those who
many even before war jwas declared have sown small demonstration plats
against Germany that he would stand should exhibit samples at the fair,
no foolishness out of America when And all who have small pieces of al-
the war was over? The undaunted falf a should cut and cure samples for
courage of American soldiers, the exhibition at the Fair,
stubborn resistance of the allies has Buy Thrift Stamps, W. S. S., Lib-
made the German militarists furious, erty Bonds, and "Swat" the Kaiser. v
and they attempt these! brutal deeds
to terrorize and demoralize American
soldiers. But well do we know that
it will avail them naught.
One of the best ways to properly
answer the Kaiser for such inhuman
treatment of helpless soldiers is to
largely over-subscribe the present
Liberty Loan. It can be done. Will
you help? '
From many Quarters come the
cheering information that the quota
has already been subscribed, and that
they have determined .to double it.
i ryon and Saluda have already pass-
J. R. SAMS, County Agent.
W. S. s.
We are in receipt of a communica
tion from Walker, signed by Mary
Ann Bradley, Katie Walker and Eva
Hill, stating that the letter published
in our issue of March 29th was a
mistake, and not a single thing chron
icled bv the writer happened, we
are very sorry that this occurred, and
have forwarded the communication to
fair to do the same thin?. But a few h.ood ami hPe th&$ theX winJerI
thmiimi lio ,to ; v -P tne matter uui, aim
--uuuu UUllttlO 3 LC. A i-IX 111 tllC V J
will do that,
in only two
fiHing our quota, and we
out let's do better.
One little town of only 300 inhabi
tants in New York subscribed its al
iotment six times over,
days; Iowa. ' the entire
scribed its quota in three days. Ev
erywhere the idea is to bee who will
increase their quota th most. Let
old Polk county get into the game,
and not let up until the last day, and
see just how much we can do.
W. S. S
HOW TO HELP WIN THE WAR.
mete out the
proper punishment to the cowardly
cur who perpetrated such a measly
r.hpan loke on innocent parties.
We always shield a writer from be
coming known so long as they are
entitled to sucn protection, out wm;n
hey violate all laws of honor and de
rpnv as in tms case, men we ure
rmlv too erlad to let their ideneity be
corns known if possible. We are al-
wavs' clad to publish real news of a
neighborhood, but want no such stuff
as the letter above reierred to.
' W. S. S.
Every citizen qf Polk county should
nave a keen desire to help win the
war, and here is one way: ; The Irish
Potato is rich in starch ancf almost or
(iuite as vaulable as human food as
wheat and rye, but cannot on account
f its bulky, weighty and perishable
nature be shipped and used by our
boys in the army. So every family,
especially while tbev are so cheap.
should consume the greatest quantity
possible in the house. Bake them,
boil them, fry them, roast them, work
over the left overs, but 6at potatoes,
and feed to stock any potatoes liable
to be left on hand to spoil. Don't
get scared about low nriced Irish po
tatoes and fail to plant a good crop
this spring. Plant liberally. There
rnay be a shortage next year and the
Price very high. Besides everybody
should be glad and thankful that at
Jeast one article of diet is cheap
iow is the time, if ever,, for every
an, woman and child in Polk coun
ty to do their level best In Texas
the sheriffs, with the old fashioned
yagrant law have given notice that all
loafers and idlers must either go to
ork br go to iail. Will lour sheriffs
n North Carolina be less patriotic
-nan the sheriffs of Texas? Let ev
ry magistrate, mavor. sheriff, con
stable and towr marshal 1- and Board
f Trade be vigilant and see to it that
every one in Polk countv who eats
T-,L - .. V .
Rpv. J. P. Arledge filled his regu
lar appointment at Silver Creek, Sat
urday and Sunday.
Missps Sue Ledbetter and Lena
Green spent Sunday with friends in
Mr. and Mrs.. Jesse Splawn visited
relatives near here, Sunday.
Mr Sams attnded church at Silver
Mrs. V. Arledge and children, Hor-
acp KUuOipxi aiiu r.im ahio,, cjwh,
' . .,, r i i i.-
Sunday with inends on tne route.
Mr. Walter Green is spending a
few days at Rickshaven.
Mr. Roscoe Hall was a pleasant
caller in ths secton, Sunday.
w. s. S-
The people of this section are dis-
appointed m tneir piauuug aa
is holding on too long.
tv,a mrls were crlad to see their
snorts back again.
Mr. A. F. Corbin made a good talk
at the school house, Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Wilson visited N.
E. Williams, Sunday.
Mr James Nodine visited his father-in-law,
.Mr J. M. Ledbetter visited G. L.
Everybody seems to be buying1 Lib-
W dSrt want any spasmodic ef- erty Bond, in thi. s.ct.on.
0, the old friends, thejold friends,
They were the, best of all;
Their memory as bright shadows
Across life's pathway fall.
They left us in the long ago,
. . Life's -mission to fiiill,
'TneyTjlesslaus livtne oldllaysy -
That blessing lingers still.
Othe old friends, the old friends,
Once lovely and fair;
We think of them as sweethearts,
With roses in their hair,
Now drifting with the multitude,
Midst life's great busy mart.
Their memory is a wellspring
That bubbles in the heart.
O, the old friends, the old friends,
The best we ever knew;
Their memories are sweet flowers
Kissed by the morning dew,
Sweet as the breath of meadows,
Where balmy breezes sweep.
They were as true as the sky is blue,
A million azures deep.
O, the old friends, the old friends,
Though gone to never return,
Their memories as sweet frankincense,
Will never cease to burn;
They left us in the years agone,
Life's mysteries to explore.
O, you darling friends of childhood,
We'll love you evermore.
Jas. W. Heatherly.
There was a singing at Sunny View
Sunday afternoon, and Mr. A. F. Cor
bin made a splendid talk on the .Third
Liberty Loan, which was enjoyed by
Rev. W. A. Morris filled his recu-
lar appointment at Cane Creek Sunday.
Mr. Reuben Wilson is home from
Spartanburg, S C.
Mr. R. B. Brown was fortunate to
find a bee tree one day last week.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Wilson visited
Mr. N. E. Williams, Sunday last.
Mr. A. i. Cor bin will have a meet
ing at Red Mountain on April 21st.
" Mrs. N. hi.' Williams visited Mrp,
A. H. Lynch Sunday.
Mr. M. H. Gilbert made a business
trip to Tryon, Saturday.
Messrs. Bnl Jackson and Charlie
Brown spent last week in Campobello,
Messrs. P. D. Williams and J. C.
Whiteside have been very busy sur
veying around Sunny View for the
past week. .
Let's everybody put in an extra
acre for the purpose of buviner Lib
erty Bonds and Savings, -Stamps.
Mr. J. L. Jackson and W. T. Brown
will attend court this week.
Mr. C. B. Gibbs has purchased a
Mr. F. R. Coggins is improving
Reuben Wilson was a caller at Mr
N. L. Whiteside's Sunday.
We are glad to see Mr! J. H. Gibbs
back on the route again.
Wake up, Big Level and come
WILL MORE THAN
Polk County Fully Aroused and
Libeity Bonds Being
The mountain boys had a nice time
at another chicken roast Saturday
night. Had music, and the crowd
never reached home until after one
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Garrison
Corn, a boy, last Saturday. -
Mr. and Mrs. Grayson Gilbert vis
ited Mrs. Gilbert's father-in-law, J
J. Corn, Saturday last.
Misses Lena and Olo Lawter. Mr
Lola Ownbey and Mr. McKinley Mel
ton had a nice time on Mr. Bud Law
ter's mountain farm ess hunting:.
They found four dozen turkey eggs.
It seems they are still enjoying Eas
ter. Mr. and I Mrs. J. B. Jackson and
Mrs. N. L Whiteside enjoyed a.-nice
horse back tide, Sunday.
Rev. J. M. Barber filled his regular
appointment at Pea Ridge, Sunday
Mrs. Miles Younge, of Georgia, is
visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. James Melton and family spent
Sunday at Mr. Pink Macbees.
Mrs. John Reed passed away to the
Great Beyond, last Friday night.
Funeral service was held at Gray s
Chapel church Saturday at 11 o'clock.
bhe had many friends and relatives.
Mr. J. T. Sweezy, of Cherokee, S.
C, motored to Pearidge, Sunday.
Mrs. J. 1. Waldrop was the pleas
ant caller of Mrs. J. T. Green, Sun
Mill Spring route 1, those young
men didn't make that call Sunday.
Guess somebody was disappointed.
Miss Mamie Whiteside spent Wed
nesday night at Mr. N. D. Moore's.
Mr. J. T. Corlew spent Thursday
night with Mr. E. G. Thompson.
Mr. Arthur Blackwell, of Inman, S.
C, was married to Miss Essie May
Wortman, last Sunday.
Mr. W. J. Wilson and daughter.,
Mamie, spent Friday night with rela
tives m Kutherf ordton.
Mr. Grady Edney and wife, from
Tryon, spent the week-end with the
latter s mother, Mrs. B. Mills.
Mr. E. G. Thompson has a very bad
foot, caused by loading some logs.
Mr:-Sam Gosnell and family, from
Spartanburg, visited Mr. M. C. Gos
Mr. and Mrs. Jas Thompson spent
Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Ed Taylor.
MILL SPRING ROUTE 1.
The third Liberty Loan campaign
is well under way in Polk county, with
a fine organization behind it. Over
one-half of the county apportionment
has been subsciuoed with nrc.pects
fine for the sum of $35,000X0 to be.
reached t by the middle of the cam
paign, which will be next week.
Tryon has exceeded its quota and
the honor flag is on the way. Saluda
reports that her quota has been sold,
but the reports are lacking to show
Greens Creek is up ad at them
with a good organization pledged to
was held in Green Creek, Sunday af
ternoon with Rev. Dr. Tr.ft as princi
pal speaker followed by Mr. and Mrs.
f tt tr-i i - j. -ii
vjt. rx, nwixiies, mm county nairman
Little. An auxiliary of the Red
Cross was oia.-i-vd also at this
An enthusiastic meeting wTas held
at Sunny View School, , Sunday, at
which Vice Chairman Corbin presided.
A report of this meeting will be found
The two banks in Tryon and the
banks at Saluda are hustling the sales
)f the bonds and the results are very
rratifying although there is a great
deal of work yet to be done.
White Oak, Coopers Gap, and Co
.umbus townships are showing good
:orm and when the roll is called it is
a sate bet they will register present
on their quotas.
The Women's committee, under the
lirection of Mrs. J. B. Hester, Chair
nan, is doing efficient work and co
operating with the county committee.
Let every person buy a bond and
ell his neighbor a bond. Volunteer
:or this great service to your country.
Buy a bond and then sell a oond. See
;o it that your neighbor buys a bond.
If every person in Polk county does
lis duty there will be no question as
to the result. '
w. s. s.
LIBERTY LOAN MEETING
AT SUNNY. VIEW.
Attorneys Fred Hamrick, R. E.
Eaves, J. L. . Spamhour, Sol Caliert,
Walter Jones, J. E. Shipman and so
licitor Huffman are attending court.
Judge E. B. Cline, of Hickory, pre
sides. Miss Kennedy is court stenog
rapher. Mrs. J. E. Shipman and children, of
Hendersonville, are visiting in Colum
Mr. C D. Elliott spent Tuesday at
Camp Sevier, visiting his son.
Judge Pace, of Hendersonville, was.
in town Tuesday. He has been cierK
of the court of Henderson county, for
Mr. O. S. Ingram, of Arden repre
senting the Asheville Citizen, was in
town this week.
Mr. J. L. Spainhour made a very
forcible speech -Tuesday, at the noon
hour, in the interest of the Third Lib
erty Loan.' v
Dr. Taft, of Tryon, will; speak in
the interest of the Third Liberty Loan
after the exercises given by the sen
iors, Friday night of commencement.
The officers of the agricultural
clubs of the Columbus school are as
follows : Archie Feagans, president;
Ernest McMurray, vice president;
Mr. Yates Arledge spent Sunday
with home folks.
SALUDA ROUTE 1.
Tim rolH weather has done a great
Hpni of Hflmao-e in this section, but
our fruit is not all killed yet.
Sundav school at Mt. Page was re
organized Sunday. Herbert E. Pace
lefpH superintendent, and
W. T, Davis secretary.
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Fox, of Wea
VPTV1 Hp nrp visitine the latter's
mother, Mrs. Victoria Staton.
Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Ward visited
Mr. and Mrs. John T. Staton, Sun
Rev. W. W. Womack filled his reg
ular appointment at Lebanon, Sunday.
We were glad to see Fletcher Ed
wards well enough to be out for
Mr. Jira Egerton was a caller at
J. T. Edwards', Sunday.
Miss Mossi& Edwards spent a few
social hours with Mrs. W. E. Elliott,
Mr. Melvin Hyder spent Saturday
night with his brother, B. V. Hyder.
J. T. Edwards made a visit to Spar
tanburg last week.
Hey, Iryon Route 1. Have you
been riding in an auto some?
Miss Barbara White was the guest
of Misses Mossie and Dorcas Edwards
Miss Bessie Lynch and brother,
Every seat and chair was occupied
it the Liberty Loan rally Sunday
evening in Sunny View school. The
nothers brought the babies, and all
mjoyed the new school building. .
Zach Searcy led the singing of pa
rotic songs; A. F. Corbin sang the
War Savings Stamps song "Let the
Lower Lights Be Burning."
The school children gave their sa
ute to the flag, which was followed by
bhe new "American Creed," and the
'Thrift Stamp Speaks." A. P.. Cor
bin as vice chairman of the commit
tee and the speaker of the day dwelt
chiefly on the necessity of -securing a
Liberty Bond for each of the one hun
Ired homes in Cooper Gap township.
'By this plan we could support our
own soldiers." One year's expense
for each man, including rifle, clothing,
time and provision, was placed at
S630.00. The roll of honor on the
school blackboard showed the names
if Edwards, Wilson, Biddy, Lawter,
Whiteside, McMurray and Jacksn,
volunteers from Cooper Gap. G. S.
Whiteside, the first subscriber in
Cooper Gap gets a $100.00 Liberty
Bond through the Bank of Tryon.
Dthers announced later. Next Sunday
the committee announces a meeting
at 2 p. m., in the Red Mountain
school, when Zach Searcy willlead
the singing, and Joe Wilson will be
chairman. Plans are under way for
a third meeting at Rock Springs.
All were much disappointed that the
2hairman and his party failed to ar
rive from Tryon
W. s. s.
Itis now thought that there " will
be some fruit, notwithstanding the
5evere weather past.
Robt. Price, of Camp Sevier, came
home Saturday on a five days' leave
John Thompson and James Brock,
of Saluda, were in this section on -the
Several cases of measles reported
in this vicinity.
Posey Henderson and Jasper Bish
op and wife are attending court this
There has been a considerable
amount of honey taken out this
J. B. Bradley attended tobusiness
Aft "Rvtr stntnTi and Miss Edna' Sta
ton spent Saturday and Sunday with Bob, from near Rutherf ordton, w-ere I matters in the Mill Spring neighbor-
their sister Mrs. Win vyiarK, ai r tne gucaw y mm., anu 9 iaoif wcciu
J a oo.o , ' Satiirdav W. E. Elliott made a business trip
m" Vw ' to Rutherfordton, Thursday.
llIfcCllL W I HI iUl. w. -'.
The infant of Mr. and Mrs. Early
Middleton was buried at Mt. Page,
Monday, April 15th.
The boys were ' surely at home
again last Sunday "reading the news'
as Big Level writer says, for we nev
er saw a single boy the day long.
Herbert E- Pace went to Tigerville, j Some were out too late Saturday
S. C, Monday.
To Discover Onward Things, j
The light which we have gained' was
given us, not to be ever staring on, but
by it to discover onward things more
remote from our kuowledge.John Mil
night, I guess.
Mr. and Mrs. Otis Wilson and
daughter, Bernice, spent the day,
Sunday, at Mr. L..Oden s. .
Everything was made for some pur
Everything down to a miser;4 " f
God Made Wilson, our President,!
But who made the Kaiser ? i
Robert Price reports that Adger
Pace, of Saluda, is the best shot at
Camp Sevier; can shoot 16 shots per
minute, and hit the bull's eye at a
distance of 600 yards 14 times out of
the 16. We hope he will get a pop
atlhe whole Kaiser family.
Lorenzo Cantrell, of 'Fishtop, was
the best shot in the whole Philippine
Mrs; Posey Henderson visited Miss
Flora Bradley Sunday. ,
Joseph' Newman and son, of Bal
four, -visited Mr. Newman's:' mother
and other relatives ? here, Saturday