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POLK OOUIITY IiEWB. TRYON, N. C.
A . Leonard went to ""Spartan
...' . Ivc Xui-ir i -
rpntlv joined hi wififchere. -sBote
guests at Mrs.orws.- gf jg
Mrs. 'WashMftti aafiiWiS JpdreH
left Sunday noon for their home at
Duluth, by way of Washington and
New York. .
Services at the church of the Holy
next bundav. whitsundav.
V J . J
.1 u Unh; rnminiinifiTi -75ft o wi
Holy Communion and sermon at 11
Mr. Jurvis Mt Tryon on Sunday for
,'ev York, where he will consult a
specialist who treats diseases, espec
ially eye trouble, by treatment of the
On account of rush of advertising
matter this week we are forced to
have out much interesting matter,
but we hope to be able to make up
for. it next week.
Misses lSJossie and Dorcas Edwards,
of Mill Spring Route 2, and Miss
Mills, of Columbus, were in Tryon
just Saturday, and while here paid
the NEWS a visit.
At last accounts Miss Genevive
Washburn had not been assigned to
ambulance service in France, out' was
assisting in Red Cross work until she
received an ambulance appointment.
Two Tryon boys Wallace Lank
ford and Joyner Kelley have volun
teered their services to Uncle Sam in
the Navy, and have been accepted.
They leave for Norfolk, Va., Monday.
Services at the congregational
church next Sabbath: Sunday school
at 10 a. m.; preaching service at 11 a.
m.; The pastor,, Rev. F. Barrows
Makepeace will deliver a Red Cross
sermon. Everybody invited to at
tend.. Mr. Brownlee left for New York,
Sunday, whence he expects to sail
for France at the end of the week.
He joins the British Red Cross to
drive an ambulance on the Italian
front. This is the only volunteer or
ganization now open.
Mrs. Richard Kirchner left on
Thursday for Washington, and then
by Potomac boat to Newport News,
where she expects to meet her hus
band. Thence she proceeds to Boston
and soon after to the Adirondacks,
where she will spend the summer..
Major James S., of Detroit, son of
Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Holden, who has
been government purchasing- agent
for aviation fields, has been assigned
also to the purchase of sites for hos
pitals, cantonments, docks - and all
other land used by the government
for war purposes.
The continued but no longer crit
ical illness of her little daughter in
an Asheville hospital, has compelled
Mrs. Scranton to divide her time 'be
tween there and the rest of her fam
ily, in Tryon, and to spend a consid
erable portion, of it on the trains be
tween the two places.
Winter visitors are nearly all gone,
but their summer successors are mov
ing in. chiefly those anterested.in the
camp life near by." In this respect
Trvon is like the camps themselves.
Every few weeks one set moves out,
another moves in., "Men may come
and men may go," but war "goes on
forever,' or seems to.
Captain Frank C. Sibley, M. R. C,
now stationed at Camp Wadsworth
Base Hospital, was the guest of Mr.
and Mrs. W. F. Little, Sunday. Cap
Jtain Sibley was an old schoolmate of
Mr. Little at Carm Illinois, where he
gave up a large practice and Mayor
of the city to volunteer in Uncle
Sam's service to whip the Kaiser. ,
The Rev. H. N. Bowne, . Messrs F.
P. Bacon, W. ' T: Lindsey, G. H.
Holmes and Mrs. F. P. Bacon, Mrs.
Bray and Miss Thurston, are attend
ing the convention . of the Episcopal
church in Asheville, this week. Mrs.
Bacon is president, and Miss Thurs
ton is recording secretary of the wo
men's auxiliary of the Asheville dis
trict. Miss Oliver, Lanier Librarian, is in
receipt of a letter from Major New
berry, thanking the Lanier Library
for three boxes of books sent to tht
soldiers at Camp Greene, Charlotte.
In the letter, Major Phelps, says
"While a soldier's life in these stren
uous times, is necessarily filled with
hard physical labor, we all appreciate
the great value of a diversion in the
form of good clean reading."
There will, be a service of song
with organ and cornet accomparyi
ment at the Congregational church,
the evening of memorial day, Friday
May 30th inst. . This is for the bene
fit of the public, to which all are in
vited. The songs will be varied ir
character patriotic as-well as sacred
. It will be an absolutely free enter
tainment. No collection, no contri
bution. After a week's storage the water ir
the new reservoir was let out on Wed
nesday, and thus thoroughly washed
and purified the reservoir. As soon
as it is filled, the water will be turn
ed into the citv mains. Those peo
ple who thought it "tasted queer,"
charged it ud to the new reser-
11 ho rlonsPrJ tn know that I he
Mi' -. - r 1
wtiter comes from the same oia source
and probably "tasted" the same as it
ias f$r yenrs.
The Persian rug Mrs. Ricks has do-
what German capitalists and employ
ers to-serve, what language to speak;
what books to -read; what music to
play, sing and Jiear. This is what is
meant by imposing Germany's su
preme .Jiultur upon the rest , of the
At a meeting of the .Graded School
trustees, Monday evening, it accept
ed ,Mr. Bowne's resignation with re
grets at its necessity, and expressing
ts pleasure at the harmonious rela
tions tetyFeeh.his colleagues and him
self. 'Mri- James Leonard was elected
to fiip vac&hcy. 'The application
tfMisseX Wingo, Buchanan and
Brown, f ori reappointment as teachers
was read, but action on it postponed
until a conference with them could be
had. Some small acconuts were, order
paid. It was resolved to ask the city
authorities for better protection of
the school property against depreda
tions of. lawless persons. Windows
and locks are broken, outhouses over
turned, the Premises invaded at night,
m spite of all the board has been able
to do to prevent it. It was also de-
y wY xv.w vi iHwimgs, nave not threatened by the use
dramatic performances, for which it deadly gas, by the destruction
XO 11V YV UBCU.
Of a surety, all praise to art. The
greatest poets of the age are giving
their lives; on the battle field; the mu
sicians are charmine the tired over
worked soldiers; the artists are giv-
ag oi tneir oest for camouflage, for
world, including the United i Statesriifceri can propaganda, and for tacti-
xu uuy-remonstrance or, revolt in traing j
this country Germany voulf jcte our f My friend, we,
almost servile acknowledgment . that t ef en one of fifo
German literature and muic,wiBre es-igarmnt$ aside, savin
ociitiai i,o our eaucauon ana enxer-
Bret Harte tells us that a sign
hanging over an orchestra in a West
ern mining town dance hall reads:
"Don't shoot the musicians, they are
doing the best they can." This is
very applicable in our own case.
Much manuscript is sent us that we
can't publish on account of lack of
space. So much demand vis made up
on us that we simply have to cull
out what we think is not absolutely
important, so don't shoot us, we are
doing the best we can.
I hereby announce my candidacy
for the office of State Senator, em
bracing Polk, Henderson, Rutherford
and Cleveland counties, embracing
the 32nd district, subject to the action
of the Democratic primary to be held
June 1, 1918. In the event of my be
ing elected to this office, I pledge my
self to fulfill the duties thereof with
business-like dispatch and accuracy.
I assure the voters of the district that
their support of me frill be heartily
J. C. FISHER.
W. S. S.
SOON LEAVE FOR CAMP.
The following Polk count v men
have been called for service and will
be entrained for Camp Jackson, South'
Carolina, on the 25th.
Clarence O. Ridings,
William W. Rogers,
Fred W. Reich,
Eamet Lee Ward,
Charles A. Raburn,
Robert G. Owensby,
Cillett. Fowler, '
Wm. M. Laughter,'-; ,
George Barton Lisle,
Luther P. Coggins,
Floyd W. Cochran, ,
Joseph E. Ridings,'-
Daniel E. Green,
John Lee Ridings,
Richard P. Green,
Napoleon B. Jackson,
John B. Stott,
The Local Board regrets exceeding
ly the necessity of sending away so
many of our farmer boys at this time,
we ;knov- they, are needed until the
planting is completed, but the War
Department say they must have the
men now. When secretary tsaicer
returned from France he said "we
needed men and more men."
Nearly 90 per cent of the regis
trants of Polk county are farmers
vhich makes it impossible for the
Board to defer sending the farmer
oovs and . the oldeV men and young
3oys'' should get right busv and see,
to it that the farms are all planted
and properly worked. ...
Anticipating the5 early enactment of
ecrislation authorizing the draft of
nen who have attained the age of 21
;ince June 5th; last, a plan for legis
lation has been practically decided
lpon, tnougn specinc regulations ana
proclamation have not been issued.
3 very man liable to registration
nust be registered on the day set.
Violations of the law will be vigor
usly ferreted out and vigorously
orosecuted. The date of the new
egistration hast not been definitely
letermined, but it is expected to be
fune 5, 1918. All persons subject to
luty under this law must report to
"he Polk countv board, at Tryon.
YV S S
FIGHTING GERMAN EGOTISM.
tamment; that in spite of all Ger
many has done to make us hate her
we declare that their repudiation
would be, as Miss Wilcox puts it, "a
petty, patriotic pose," unworthy of an
"adult!' nation. She says that
Shakespeare's plays and French
dramas are still enacted in Germany.
Even so. Great Britain and France
churches, ravishing of women, slaugh
ter of children, to impose their liter
ature upon Germany.
But the most important reason for
boycotting German music and other
German arts is because any tolerance
of them feeds fat that nation's "fierce,
repulsive, degenerate egotism." To
that extent it encourages Germany to
proiong tne war now wagea to estau
lish Germany's supremacy in art;
music and every other human achiev
ment. To praise and patronize
those "made in Germany" arts, gives
aid and comfort to tne enemy. Boy
cotting them is not a "petty patriotic
pose.' It is psychological patriot
ism, and is no "pettier" than many of
those insignificant details, attention
to which has won for Germany what
ever succes she has attained in this
war. Russia lies prostrate. Italy
lost all she had gained, because Ger
many studied and mastered the tem
perament of these people. It is only
just that this country should avail
itself of the same weapons and in ev
ery way strive to shatter that swol
len, detestable German conceit.
To music lovers the rejection of
German music is a sacrifice. But
what is this war but constant sacri
fice, from sacrifice of life, limb, lib
erty to comfort and chocolate
creams the end is not vet. Before
is subjugated no sacrifice
"petty,' no patriotism a
(, (, E. G. H.
W. S. o.
REPLY TO "ANOTHER PROTEST"
j:.b : - -
e arav&it war. -Ann not
en one of the arts aav draw her
ie. savin eStli iis If ar and
T?b farthejv'?I '.ami nltfst thankful
that "many have .felt as X but I am
sorrowfUL indeed that at; this time
there is any' one left to whom 'such
sentiments should call to mind a quo
tation in praise of the German atti
tude in contradistinction to one of
:'such a petty, patriotic pose." If
this pose be petty it is not patriotic,
and if it be patriotic it is most as
suredly not petty. We must remem
ber we are at war with the most un
scrupulous enemy the world has
known in whose propaganda no one
was too high or too low to use; no
method too sacred or profane to em
ploy; whose watchword "made in Ger
many" has so .permeated our lives
that apparently there are even now,
some enlightened people, who unwit
tingly true to this propaganda, still
demand that label. Sincerely,
VITA C. KIRCHNER.
w. s. S.
The D. V. Rhodes Home Place.
Tryon, N. C. May 12, 1918.
My Dear Mr. Copeland:
As I have been urged to answer tht
letter, written in criticism of my
'protest published in a recent num
ber of the NEWS, I do so tho' is
seems to me that my attitude hardly
needs justifying. .
I regret that I am unable, to give
the exact time and place at which Dr.
Muck played "German 'music undei
English title," it being, as is much
information, hearsay. But I, as well
as most of your readers, can remem
ber the excitement and indignation
but a short time ago, upon the afore
said gentleman's refusal to play the
"Star Spangled Banner" until forced
to do so, and the subsequent cancel
lation of his appearance in many
cities in consequence. It may be that
Dr. Muck was interned for activities
other than musical, but this was the
first indication the public had of "his
As your correspondent insists upon
being exact "the peons of our foes"
was used figuratively and the re
mark that the "Blue Danube" was as
dear and as intricately woven with
sentiment to each German heart as
"Dixie" is to our Southland, is per
fectly true, even tho' the former has
no words. Does it take the words of
"Dixie' to, bring a thrill to an audi
ence either? jn; the north or south?
Does it take the irrelevant words of
"Tipperary' to bring tears to the
eyes of the British women ? It is the
sentiment -and memories, woven in
timacies that grips the heart.
As administrator of the last will
and testament of D. V. Rhodes, de
ceased, and under the power conferred
by said will, the undersigned will on
MONDAY, JUNE 3rd, 1918
at 12 o'clock Noon at the Court House
ioor of Polk county, offer for sale to
the highest bidder what is known as
the D. V. Rhodes Home place on the
waters of White Ook Creek. . said
tract containing 200 acres more or
less. The terms of said sale will be
one-third cash, balance due in six
nonths with interest at 6 per cent, or
ill cash at the option of the purchaser
This 7th day of May, 1918.
J. MACK RHODES,
Administrator with Will annexed.
w. s. s. -
Sapolio doing its work.
for U.S.Marine Corps recruits
APPLY AT ANY
SERVICE UNDER THIS EMBLEM
W F. LITTLE
1 NOTARY PUBLIC
Tryon, N. C.
If interested or affected write today
cor FREE booklet important infor
mation. WINGATE SALVO MFG. CO,
Asheville, N. C.
Having qualified as Executor of the
last will and testament of B. F. Tur
ner, late of the county of Polk, this
is to notify all persons who are in
debted to the said B. F. Turner to
make settlemnt at once; and all
claims against the said B. F. Turner
must be presented to me within 12
months from this date or their pay
ment will be debarred by statute of
This 16th day of April, 1918.
J. H. RHODES, Executor.
Rev. Joseph L. Daniels, Pastor
Rev. F. Barrows Makepeace, Min
Services: Sunday. 10 a. m., The
Sunday School; 11 a. m Public wor
ship, with sermon. Wednesday, 4 p.
m.. mid-week prayer service.
Public invited to all services.
Piquant and inte'e:;tn? is Miss
Wilcox's recent article on the intern
nent here of German musicians who,
vith Hunnish impudence despise our
Datriotism and flout our laws;, but is
xn error to say that in this war there
should be loyalty to German art as
veil as to-our own nation, and there
?ore German music should not be ban
shed. For it is what she aptly calls
jermany's "fierce, repulsive, degen
erate egotism" that has inspired this
A-ar a war to enforce by military
power not only German government,
politics, industry, commerce, but Ger
nan language, literature and art, in
cluding music. The insolence of
ihese musicians has raised the issue,
and so it must be fought out. Ger
many has challenged the world by
deeds as well as words. To destroy
French and Belgium cathedrals is a
virtue; to destroy German cathedrals
is a crime. To lay Paris and London
mine nnr? till t.hfir non-combat-
wili shortly be put up for sale at a tants is legitimate warfare; to at
raffie. The rug is valued at 00.00, t Dt t d tne sme to Berlin and
Dresden is an outrage tnat cans ior
"reprisals." . Whenever Germany
lominates another neople, teaching
the native tongue is thenceforth a
Time. German language and litera
ture are established by rigorous laws.
Sven in the United States wherever
tfie Germans can control the public
schools the teaching of their language
is made compulsory. The reading
and publishing of German newspa
pers and other periodicals is a moral
obligation to the Fatherland. , Should
this country ever fall, a victim to a
German victory it will be made a le
gal 'duty also. In short everything'
u .j' - "it's! these inferior neoples,
r, J. H woreoirnwth thority should tell them not only to
RSB lATffi K .bey.M how to obey-hat food to
Attention Mr. Farmer!
FORD CARS AND WEBER WAGONS
Everything made of wood and iron is getting
higher in price all the time. We were fortunate
enough to place an order about nine months ogo for
a car load of the celebrated Weber Wagon, all sizes,
made by the International Harvester Co., at old
prices, and can today sell you cheaper than we can
now buy, even if we could get them at all.
We can save you money while they last, and will
sell on easy terms.
We are also getting a few Ford Cars. Every
farmer that has lots of hauling should have one of
thenew Ford Trucks.
Call and talk it over with us.
THE TRYON MOTOR CO.
WHY PAY TRIBUTE?
StocK Insurance Companies,
When vou can protect yourself from loss by fire in
the old reliable tate Mutual of North Carolina, at 25rper
cent, less than stock companies will write you for.
Call on or write
Geo. A. Gash Agt
REAL ESTATE, LOIS AND IHSURAIICE
City and Farm Property Bought and Sold. Fu,nishd and un
furnished houses for rent Property taken care of and renli
eolleeted. Do not waste your time and tire yourself out lorlring
for a place. Our auto is at your service free.
JAMES LEONARD, Tryon, N. C.
We Are Prepared
T 0"0Bflp Yoda
-ard. there w:'H be 100 tickets at $.u.;
each. In conformity to the law, some
trifling article will be Bold with each
ticket. Some will probably buy tickr
ets in hopes of getting the rug; othr
ers for the purpose of contributing to
the Red Cross "drive.'! Still other:
from other motives. All will be wel
comed by Jthe Red Cross people.
Tryon's distinguished citizen, Dick
. ie Kirchner, aged S years, has been
4 lighQy ill tfttJast few jlaysbut is
Tiis rorHial dicmitv. his cheerful but
respectful greetings Juve been great
r ly missed. He seldom overlodfe' the
GT THF NORMAL
and COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE
Asheville. N. C. six weeks. June 11 tc July 24. 1918.
Exceptional opportunities to those teachers who desire professional
Strone courses id education. ;
Complete courses for all grades of both elementary and high
school teachers. suDervisors and superintendents.
Special attention to cooking and sewing, manual training drawing
and other handwork, music, writing, physical training and health,
Bible. Faculty composed of members of the Normal and Colle
e:iatafacultv.ind of heads of departments in, recognized colleges
and normal schools. Especially 'str6ng in primary work. Certifi
cates granted upon completion of thesix weeks course will be ac
cepted by the State Board as satisfying, their requirements for
professional study; Tuition fee, $8.00 for the term. Board and
room in tiie; dormitories, $5,00 per week For announcement, in
formation and reservation of rooms, address!
i . .. President JOHN E. CAV.EEE, Director, .
Normal arid Collegiate Institute, Asheville, N. C.
Carry out Mr' Hoover's request, for ONE MEATLESS AND
ONE WHEATLESS DAY each week, and call attention to such
FOR WHEATLESS DAYS: Corn Flakes, Post Toasties,
Rolled Oats, Yam Nuts, Yellow Meal, White Meal, Puffed Rice
and Corn Starch.
FOR MEATLESS DAYS: Fish Flakes. Shredded Codfish,
Herring Roe, Shad, Crab Meat, Salmon, JTuna Fish, Kippered
John Orr & Co.
Phone No. 14
Tryon, IM. C. ;.
Having bought the garage recently owned and
operated by C. W. Ballenger, this is to notify the
public that I will continue to do business at the same
place and respectfully solicit a continuance of your
patronage. As you know, we have one of the best
mechanics in the state, and prices are reasonable. Wo
handle all Ford parts. We also sell Goodyear tires
and tubes and the very best of oils, greases and. auto
dressing. " - -L. , :
P. G. MORRIS GARAGE.
what manufactures to buy,