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VOL. XXIV NO. 1
TRYQN, N. C FRIPAY MAY 10, 1918.
$1.50 A YEAR
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100 FER GENT.
Every Township in the County
Succeeded in Subscribing Its
visiting relatives, it is. Mrs. Leo Bris
n jvJ,r-Crank Jackson, Mr. and Mrs.
G. ks. lhompson and daughter,. Bessie
motoredto Camp Sevier, Sunday.
Mrs. John Cochram fell from a wa
gon, Sunday, and was slightly hurt.
xji. iwuty, oi Kutherfordton, was
1 OUR .FRIENDS OVER THE COUNTY
Some Items of General Interest Gathered By Our Correspondents From Various
Sections of Polk County
orOTA EXCEEDED BY
4 QVER 50 PER CENT.
Polk county finished the 'race like
a thoroughbred. She would not be
satisfied with simply filling her quota,
but oversubscribed, more than 50 per
cent. The quota was $35,000.00, and
the amount of i bonds sold, $58,700.00.
County Chairman Little says that
even yet subscriptions" are coming in,
some people not knowing that the
campaign cjosed Saturday night last.
Every township in the county has
sold its allotment, and is therefore
entitled to an Honor Flag, while two
townships, . Saluda and Iryon nave
called to the bedside pf Mrs. J. H. BRIGHTS CREEK SCHOOL NEWS.
Gibbs, last .Thursday. -
Columbus Wilson, of Route 1, went (Too late for last week.)
to Camp Sevier. Sundav to see his The Briht's fVooL- cai a
son, and was knocked er by a car, happy, closing on April 49th. We
badly tH' that we have had a short term of
Messrs J. H; and B. F. Gibbs mo- rare accomplishments.
Go to chS' on business. Those who have, done satisfactory
, Go to church, Sunday, at Bethle- work, made good deportment, with an
,vxo.c giaue ux aDove u, or m
Tuti frutti, Punch and Judy,
Our soldier boys will do their duty;
Don't you worry, don't you fret;
Our, boys will get the Kaiser yet.
w. S. S
Of course Folk countv went "Over
the Top." Much Praise is Hue the
workers who so successfully managed ford Thompson and Mav Hill.
other words, those who are
Honor Roll,' are:
First Grade Hubbard Thnmnsoh:
Holland Walker, Thomas Walker,
Kansas Walker sand Ira l,ou Hill.
Second Grade Lona Walker and
Third Grade Flovd Walker. . -
Fourth Grade Vina Laughter, Han-
the campaign. We feel
sure our Sixth Grade Valina Constant, May
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doubled their allotments, and are en- ooys who may go to France will Belle lhompson and Bertha . agh
titled to add a star to their Honor
Polk county will receive its Honor
Flag as a county, and we suggest
that a big mass meeting be called to
meet at Columbus at the raising of
that flag, and let's have one grand
jollification day. '
There were no slackers this time,
everybody seeming willing and glad
to do what they could to aid in the
campaign. Chairman Little is proud
of the results, and he has a right to
be, and expresses his. good will to
those who helped him so much to put
the Loan through to a -successful
ending. - ... '
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POPLAR GROVE. e '
, The people in this section are very
busy, trying to get through with
i Quite a crowd of young ' people
from here attndea services at Leb
anon, Sunday. All had a jolly time.
A company of. young people from
here motored to Greenville, Wednes
day, of last week, to see friends and
Some of the people from this sec
tion have been attending patriotic
meetings and heard some prominent
men talk on the Third Liberty Loan.
Let's all do our best! '
Buy Thrift Stamps if you can't do
Every little bit will help to win the
war. Why not get down to business ?
Every person can do something to
help win the war.
Why not every boy and girl get
right down to work and put in an ex
tra acre and make something to in
vest with Uncle Sam ? .
Don't forget the singing conven
tion at Rock Springs third Sunday.
Oh, how I enjoy the Old Polk News
Let's strive to make it more success
ful. Luck to all correspondents.
W. S. S
We were glad to see so many peo
ple at Sundav school. Sunday.
Mr. Byon Taylor passed through
this section. Sunday.
Mr. Burerain Ledbetter left for
Ore eon. the other da v.
Mrs. M. N. Burnett spent Saturday
night with Mrs. Ina Burnett.
Mrs. C. B. Gibbs visited Mrs. U. S.
Gibbs. Saturdav afternoon.
U. S. Gibbs visited Mr. M. N. Bur
Mr. Frank Mills was in this section
Miss Ina Allen visited Miss Mossie
Edwards, last Sunday.
Mr. P. D. Williams and Claude
Huff made a business trip to Ruther-
e i i . www i
ioraton, last Wednesday.
Mr. Allen's daughter, from Gasto
nia, is visiting her parents.
Say, Sunnv View. Mr. J. C. White
side said it made him feel grand to
be called Dr.
Mr. P. D. Williams said he appre
ciated being called the king, by Sun
Mrs. Ina Burnett visited Mrs. G,
Ruff, Sunday afternoon.
John and Lucy Taylor visited Wil
born and Lola Gibbs, last Wednesday.
feel that the hon;e folks are doing ter.
Columbus High School now has 26
stars on her Service Flag.
Mr. and Mrs. O. M. Feagan visited
Greens Creek, Sunday. '
Mr. Walter Ridings is on the sick
use mis weeK.
Leona Feagan -visited with Kath-
erine and Ollie Shore, Sunday.
mr. and Mrs. (J. E. Shore and
children motored to Hendersonville,
Mns. Noah' Daniel and children, of
Landrum, spent Saturdav and Sun
day with her parents, Mr. and Mrs
Mr. Ray Arledere. from Camn
Greenr spent a few days at home.
Mr.U. 1 Arledge and Ray Arledge
visitea xates Arledge "at Jarnp Jack
son, Columbia. : - .
Mr. J. M. Shipman, of Henderson
ville, county attorney, was in town
Miss Conne and Mr. Arthur Os
mond, of King's Mountain, are visit
ing their brother, Mr. James Ormond.
Mr. and .Mrs. Crawford Green, for-
u aw mW--. -J r - 1 . 1 T 1
uier . siuuenwi , oi LoramDUS men
bchool, are visiting Mrs. Green's par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Constance,
Mr. andjMrs. W A.. Cannon -and
Mrs. JH. Gw Cannon, were ra Columbus
Misses Jackson, Messrs. John L,
and N. B. Jackson, were in town Sun
Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Hutcherson and
Mr. Glen Clark spent the day at
Miss Lizzie Dedmond gave a party
in honor of Miss Corine and Mr. Ar
thur Osmond, Saturday night.
Ired Case, the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Luther Case, .died Wdnesday after a
long illness. The deceased was 15
years of age. Interment was made
Thursday at the Baptist cmetery.
Prof. E. W. S. Cobb officiated at the
Messrs. Ernest McMurray and De
witt Smith, have accepted clerical
positions at Spartanburg.
I W.,S. S-
MILL SPRING ROUTE 2.
TBYON ROUTE X.
?t Mr.r Marvin Edwards spent
eek-end with Frank Edwards.
rt TTi 1 1 i 1
iviiss uiara Hiawaras returnea nome
rom school at Brevard Institute, last
m Vr wwr w-v w-w i i i t .-
Mrs. w. 15. nidwaros and jennie uo
forth, were callers at the home of
Mrs. J. B. Dalton, Sunday.
Misses Letha Barber, Clara Ed
wards and Esther Gibbs, and Messrs.
Jrank Edwards, George and Ed Bar
ber, spent the day, Sunday at Green
ville , at the camp; also at Mr. Walter
Barber's, and all had a jovial time.
We hope to return soon,
f; We are g'.ad to know that little
Dawson Edwards is improving. He
has been sick fo" th last month,
I AM A CARMAN.
A crowd went to Camp Sevier,
Sunday to bid farewell" to-friends and
lelatives who will leavo. before long
for France. Somo of then got there
in time to see Joe Hall leave.
The leader and also the president
for Christian Endeavor went to
Greenville, Sundav, and did not come.
uacK m time to have the meeting.
But there will be a meetinir next Sun
day night at the M. E. church. " The
topic is "Conduct in Home and
Mrs. J. G. Gibbs and her son, Ge
ter, of Landrum, visited at Sunny
Brook Farm. Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. Claude Lewis went to Camp
Sevier, last Tusday, to visit his broth
er Jessie, and before he arrived there
was stricken with aDDendicitis. He
was hurried to a hospital, and oper
ated upon. He is reported to be do
Glad to note that Mrs. J. H Gibbs
- is much improved after a short ill
Mr. Reacran Bradlev. of Camp Se
vier, visited his parents' Saturday and
We wish to correct an item which
appeared in the Mill Spring news of
last wek. Instead of ' Mr. Leo Brisco
Sunday school at Cooper Gap is
improving nicely, with J. M. Gibbs as
Mr. and Mrs. ,G. S. Whiteside vis
ited Mr. and Mrjs. Fred Gibbs, Sun
day. Messrs. Martin Gilbert and Festus
Coggins made a flying trip to Tryon,
Mr. and Mrs..T. N. Wilson visited
Mrs. S. J. Hilton, Saturday last.
Mr. Frank Mills was a caller at
Mr. J. L. Jackson's, Sunday.
Mr. Pritchard Dimsdale, of Spar
tanburg, spent Saturday night at
Some of the Red Mountain young
people were disappointed on their
rip to Galtney, last week.
People in this section were pleasd
o see the editor and his son out mo
oring last week, getting the people
o buy Liberty Honds.
Mr. T. r. Brown has returned to
his home, from Montana.
Albert Lynch has recovered from
whooping cough and was out touring
Messrs. Belton Jackson, Press Own-
by and Baxter Jackson made a hying
trip to Asheville last week.
Mr. T. N: Wilson has gone to camp
Sevier to visit his son.
Mr. and Mrs. N. l.. Whiteside made
a business trip to Spartanburg, last
Don't forget the all day singing at
Rock Springs third Sunday, efs
everybody be there.
Miss May Jones visited Miss Liihe
BelleGibbs, Sunday last.
Mr. Bowen laylor visited Ms broth
er. Mr. G. L. Taylor Sunday.
Mr. Ernest uorn took dinner at
Mr. N. E. Williams' Sunday last.
Mr. P. D. Williams visited Mr. M
IT. Gilbert. Sunday.
Mrs. J. L.- and Arkansas Jackson
visited Mrs. A. H. Lynch. Sunday.
There are men that s working for.
TTnde Sam to win the war: then we
are all a workin' here. If you'd help
us win the war get m doin' sometnin-
fnr TTncle Sam. an- when vou eat, use
more corn, an' save the wheat. Now
wake up, , buy Thrift Stamps, you.
Buy a Liberty Bond or two, Help
our boys across the sea wm the war
for you an me. ! ; "-i'l
We wonder why" some rof our old
friends at Campobellodtt't write to
the .NEWS? Come 'tint ' correspon.
dents, let's do our part.
At last I cast my mask aside
And bare the hate Tiised to hide.
Now to myself I can be true
And do the deeds I love to do. r
I am a German.
The stolid, kindly man is dead;
A ruthless beast is born instead,
The bars are down4the beast is free
To roam at will on land and sea.
I am a German.
I love to send the good ships down,
And see the helpless children drown,
And when the mothers scream in pain,
I latitat sta
I am a German. -
The poison gas and liquid fire
Have satisfied my heart's desire.
It's sweet to see men reel and choke
And fight against the deadly smoke.
I am a German.
And sometimes, in a sheltered place,
I spy a baby's dimpled face.
Ah! then I feel a fiendish joy,
And kill it quick if it's a boy.
I am a German. -
- I poison wells 50 more may die;
No pity lives in such as I.
The simple homes I burn at night,
And in this pillage find delight.
I am a German.
- The sick and wounded feel my hand,
And when I see a Red Cross band
I straightway set upon their track,
Because. I know they can't strike back.
I am a German.
I rape and ravish, rend and tear;
r With hideous noises fill the air.
The loudest screams of pain and fear
Are sweetest music to my ear.
I am a German.
There is no law of God or man
But I will break it if I can.
I only live to maim and kill,
And while I live I always will.
I am a German.
Kenneth Graham Duffield.
Miss Clara Childs has returned
to her home in Columbia. S. C. after
a weeks' visit to her aunt, Miss Rosa
' Mrs. H. B. Lane" was the guest of
Mrs. J. LamOrte in Hendersonville on
Mr. George Justice, of Henderson
ville, was here Tuesday.
; Miss Mary Pomyea, of Washington,
D. C, is a guest at the isseola.
' Mrs. H. H. McKee visited relatives
in Spartanburg last week-end.
i Mrs. Henry Ward has returnd from
Asheville very much improved.
Misses Mary A. Peck and Margaret
Robertson were hostesses to the Sen
ior Class of Saluda Seminary, last
week. They were assisted by Mr.
and Mrs. Frank B. Stevens. The class
was entertained in the beautiful pine
grove at the race House, by the light
01 a large bon fire. The moon was
a late comer and her movements had
oeen eagerly watched during the
rainydays, but the large bon fire did
its work to supply the light. The
senior class was supplemented by
other young people of the town. De
lightful string music was rendered
by Miss Alice Blaser and Mr. John T.
Coates. All during the evening
marshmallows were toasted by the
fire. Dlicious refreshments were
served during the evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Mason, of Goldsboro,
N. C, are guests at the Carolina
Mrs. J. M. Reed and family have
returned to Saluda after spending the
winter in' South Carolina and other
j An all day singing was held at
Mt. Page on Sunday, May 5th. This
Was well attended by a large number
of Saluda people and the surrounding
SALUDA IIS STAR
FOR HONOR FLAG
Doubled Her Quota at Patriotic
Rally Held There on Last
SALUDA'S HONOR FLAG.
: Saluda Seminary Commencement.
: The Commencement exercises of
the Seminary begin on Saturday
evening, May 11th, at eight o'clock,
dt the Library Hall.
! Grade' entertainment, May 11th, F
Baccaleaureate sermon, Sunday at
11 o'clock, Rev F. B. Makepeace of
the Congregational church at Tryon.
: Musical recital Monday evening, h
o'clock, Ryder Hall, by the pupils of
Miss Helen Chase.
Play, "Somewhere in France." bv the
Seniors Tuesday evening at a o'clock.
! KecepttoTT atter Halifmmes-
day 'evening, eight to ten o'clock;
alumni and friends.
! Presentation of Diplomas, Thurs
day morning at ten-thirty at Library
Saluda Honor Flag.
Saluda was visited by a large and
enthusiastic crowd on last Saturday
morning to witness the raising of Sa
luda's Honor Flag. The meeting was
opened by singing "My Country tis
Of Thee." The first speaker, Dr.
Taft, of Tryon, was introduced by
Mr. Preston H. Bailey. He gave an
interesting talk on the Third Liberty
Loan. Mr. B. F. Copeland, of Try
on, spoke of what the people would
have to undergo and sacrifice to help
win this war. Lieut. J. B. Copeland
was next introduced. He told his ex
periences with the German subma
rines, also how the Navy takes care
of the soldiers m convoying the
All honor to Saluda in her game
light and determination to win the
Honor Flag. Deprived of over $10vO
subscribed to the Liberty Loah Bonds '
by the railroad boys of that town,
and for which the Southern Railway
Company demanded the credit, she
found herself on last Saturday, the
last day, $1400.00 short of doubling
her quota and winning a star for her
Saturday morning County Chair
man W. F. Little, accompanied by
Rev. Dr. Taft, J. B. Copeland and B.
F. Copeland went to Saluda in order 1
to attend the raising of her honor ,
flag. 4 .
The exercises opened by a prayer
by Rev. Mr. J. M. Folger, song, '
America, by choir, led by Mr. Albert
Salley; addresses by Rev. Dr. TaftpA
short talk, by Mr. B. F. Copeland; '
then speech by Lieut J. B. Copeland,
U. S. Navy. At the close of this 'pro
gram, county Chairman Little told
che crowd that the Tryon delegation
had come to aid them in every way
possible, to put the star in the flag.
He called for1 volunteer donations,
and in about three minutes subscrip
tions to the amount of about $1600
ere obtained, and thus Saluda, the
game little city that she is, had qual
ified for the star in her honor flag,
making two townships in Polk county
tb do that.
) After this came the flag . raising.
Township Chairman, P. H. Bailey
and Mr. Albert Salley had this part
ih charge, and it was carried out
vithout a mtch or J'.aw. Mr. P. H.
Bailey, Jr., the little son of Mr. P. H.
Bailey, clad in his full U. S. regula
tion suit of khaki, .pulled the cord
:hat hoisted the flags, and while the
job was a wee mite heavy for such
ittle hands, he stuck manfully by
lis task until the flags had reached
;he top. then bv a null of the. cord.
Did Glorx above and jtHonorJElag ', ,
jciuw, unj.urieju, ana tnexe,,was, just
mough breeze to make them stand
ut straight, and the very appear
ince of the flags was enough to
lireathe defiance to TCaiser Bill and
'lis murderous gang, and sent a thrill
if patriotism and determination
bhrough those who witnessed the
Mr. Walker, of Greens Creek had
oome to Tryon to purchase Liberty
Sonds, and when he arrived here and
lound that Mr: Little was in Saluda,
$nd what his mission was there, fol
bwed, and made a short but patriot
ic address. ,
W. S. S,
; COOPER GAP QUALIFIED.
In 'summing up the situation last
Friday, County Chairman W. F. Lit
tle discovered that every township in , .
Polk county had -raised the quota ts&-
iignea to -tnem except uooper uap.
transports across. He advised all to fe immediately pressed into service
buy a Liberty Bond, explaining the
necessity for carrying on the war.
Walker, of Greens Creek gave an in
teresting little talk. Mr. Walker
came several miles to invest his last
cent in Liberty Bonds for the coun
x-sheriff A. L. Hill. .T. "R. f!rvne1and.
U. S. Navy, and B. F. Copeland, of
the NEWS. This crowd of determin
ed men took an automobile and made
a house-to-house canvas of that town
ship, and when they returned to Try-
try. Little Howard Bailey, dressed tt nlght they brought back the
as a soldier raised the honor flag herfulrmeisage g?Per Gp
preceded by the Stars and Stripes. Pf 2??' and that Polk county
tut was a 100 per cent county.
s. ,.o;ei fv iinnnn It was not owing to any lack of
in a very few minutes so that Saluda J?1 Patriotism tha Cc
Hvt "flvpr the Ton" a(rain. The P had failed to qualify, for
benediction was proiounceli by Dr. ; f L ZT JFll
The people of this section are get
ting along nicely with their planting.
1 Misss Anna Wilson and Maggie
Jackson spent a few hours with Miss
Lizzie Williams, Sunday.
Mr. Tolbert Odell was a caller at
Mr. U. S. Gibbs, Sunday. 4
Misses Grace ' and Ona Gibbs,
Thurcy and Leona Burnett and
Messrs. Noah Lynch, Tolbert Odell,
Welborn Gibbs and Willie Miller
made a call at Miss Ina Burnett's,
-jvir. and ivirs. a. n. ijyncn ana
ily , visited , Mr. Lebren Lynch, Sun
Mr! Dewitt Hilton made a call at
Mr. Taylor Brown's, Sunday. '
-Mr. G; L. Taylor has returned' from
- We w'ould advise everybody to put
an" extra ; acre in 'something to -help
Uncle Sam with his boys. "
Mr. Josh Hoee took dinner with
Mr.4 A. H. Lynch, Saturday.
W. S, S.
The friends and relatives of Mr.
Jas. Thompson gave him a surprise
birthday dinner, last Saturday. He
Was 66 years old and in very good
health. He received many presents
Miss Bessie Thompson and brother,
Dexthor. snent the week-end with
relatives in Gaffney. S. C.
Mr. J. M. Richards and family from
Gaffney. S. C. attended the. birthday
dinner at Mr. Jas Thompson's.
Mrs. W. R. Turner and Mrs. M. C
Gosnell visited relatives in .Chesnee
S. C las?lv week. -" '
Mr.r E, S. Kibbe spent Saturday
nie-bt With Mr. E. G. Thompson.
E. G. Thompson and family, visited
friends- and relatives in Camp Sevierj
Saturday. ; i - :
Tfaft. Dr. R. G. Little served ice !"P rne same aeterminauon to
cream and cake, the profits which he wm w we na I01ina 'ne
kind y donated to the Red Cross. I 5 It i i. ""f
we tell yqu that only three people
LYNN. approached m all the day but what
Mr. S. F. Fowler, with several W ia me uwiiwuj, inai-suuereu
friends, motored to Camp Sevier, ucn"eayy caiamities in j uiy iio, oy
Greenville, last. Sunday. ... i" "..Sf
Rev. Pratt will preach at the chap-Hxu wub.uu.
el next Sunday at 3 p. m., it being L"u were . completely aestroyea,
his regular appointment. ?nd, the PP.le left without either
The early potatoes, peas and straw- i jw uv UUm
berries will help us reach the black-IH110 the country now, and were it
berries; then the snap beans and ear- iW MW. wu'1
ly cabbage will help us reach fruits vviK &u piniy nommg
and melons; they will bring us over would remain to tell of the devasta-
i.: 11 4-1. fViAn mta will all H'flir I tiun.
"ijL I Much praise is due the people of
ailKe. . . hi,.!. v. - it. t
Mr. Herman L. Swan, wife and ba- "tat r"0"1. Aur art eY
hiV of Union. S. C. are visitinz r6l- Pyed m tnis campaign.
atives m Lynn.
Next Sundae is Mothers uay, tne
second Sunday in May.
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Ballard visit-
A suggestion of last week has ma
terialized. Sam Black will move
his family back to Lvnn before' an-
A thpir jnn. W.i.Tav. at Canin Sevier. I .?
'..IVJiiV 1 " irsrii. other moon.
p i Mr L , r ewis Mr- John L- Jackson has purchased
Born unto Mr. and Mrs. ... -jewns, R- v. 4.rt,-
last Sunday afternoon, a daughter. Buick touring car. See him
A . u.iL . ii. KoKa riae.
tnis writing both mother and babe
are doing well. !
Last Sunday at 2 p. m.. at the res
idence of the bride's father. Mr. W-
Mrs. Major Hutchinson, of Colum
bus, is visiting her mother, Mrs. Wil
liams this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Bowen Constant are
F. Swan. Miss Maude Swanand Chas, ana .Dow 0 t
wrHH. Jr.. were married bv Rev.5 recipients, oi anotneraa
ni;: Tv, a!n,,u' to tneir lamuy. They now.
Z?- t: ioVo have five young Red Cross nurses.. . .
rZ; , Mr. Lewis F. -Grant and family, of
"tw j Asheyille, are now located iin Lynn.
r:n Tiffrii MraA Q feW Mr. Grant is a local life insurance
monKo lo East Flai Rock, and J W but ' " 'JF
inveH hv tbe Skvland Hoa and. not very active from a
iery Co" "has been forced to give up! business point of raw.
Vi?o wnrlc on account of his eves. As 1 -TY. o. s
owns a home here he will move Typewriter fecond theeti for cala
back and take a rest, while having t tbt NEWS eGs at XSe pqr act