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VOL. XXIV NO. 3
TRYON, N. C. FRIDAY, MAY 24, 1918.
$1.50 A YEAR
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RED GROSS MAKES
American Troops Sadly in Need
of a Great Many of the
Luxuries Due Them.
FROM OUR FRIENDS: OVER THE COUNTY
Some Items of General Interact Gathere'dBy Our Correspondents From Various
-. Sections of polk County
We are in receipt of the following
letter from Mr. Harvey D. Gibson,
Manager of ih.e American Roo Ci'ss,
asking for more contributions to the
trbaiO fund. Read 'he letter; it
bespeaks for itself. After reading
bring your money to the NEWS of
fice and we will f orward it on to
headquarters, where it will ge proper
ly expended. - 1
AMERICAN RED CROSS
Washington, D. C
May, 16, 1918
Tolk County News,
' Tryon, N. C. ..
The Red Cross Commission in
France is continually receiving re
quests from the commanding officers
for supplying great quantities of to
bacco for the' use of the American
expeditionary Force in France. The
efforts of your paper and others in
the country to secure funds especially
designated for the purchase of tobac
co for our jarmy abroad, has made it
possible thus far for the Red Cross to
respond to practically all of these re
puests for tobacco without it being
necessary to expend any Red Cross
funds for this purpose. -
We have just received , from our
Commission in France word that the
amount of tobacco which we have
been able to supply them in the past
is not nearly enough to answer the
urgent calls which we are receiving
and will receive in the future. I give
below some extracts from recent ca
bles received from our Commission
bearing on this subject.
March 7th. Not over 300 cases to
bacco in all our store houses. Last
month distributed 1,000 cases.
. March 13th. Have now distributed
newspaper tol-acco and should
hav- more. How much can we ex
March 28th. We need 175 case
newspaper tobacco a month for each
April 15th. Divisional bodies of
our troops scattered detachments un
der trainincr as well as sick and
wounded, all make irresistible demand
for more tobacco. Minimum needs
175 cases per month for each division.
We must be able to supply such de
mand as we had this week when
American aviator who recently
brought down two Boche machines ir
one day walked miles in rain -to get
tobacco for himself and comrades
We are depending on you and hope
that-it will be possible for you to in
crease your activities in this line to
meet the increasing demand. The
need is gaining as the number of our
troops abroad grows. We sincerely
hope that you can make your endea
vors proportionate and that you will
be able to furnish us with a large
quantity to equal the needs as indi
cated to us from abroad.
Very truly yours,
W. s. s.
Sargeant A. Y. Arledge, of Camp
Jackson, spent Sunday at home. .
Mrs. Chits;,: Davenport and children
spent Sunday at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. J. A; Feagans. -
Mf' v4 McFarland has been ap
pointed UJS; Deputy Collector, with
headquarters at Rutherfordton for
the-present. . Mr. and Mrs. Forest Glass left Fri
Mrs, J. 1. Lamn and Mrs Bnvd nf I day. for Morcanton 1ST f. ' wVita
mucrest, spent Saturday night with they will spend several days. J-
Mr 316m gn" . . , I Mrs. Gentry, of Asheville isvisit-
hF iher and mother, Mr' and
Mr. A. T Hart vf tv pfo 1 1S Alhe Connor spent Sunday
attPnHpH Mm iL .cf"J" ' W1 MlS? Bessie Thompson.
The f rier-f mII' c n J- ..r. A. Mills visited his son Bud
vj. iuio. Kj. jj. uunaiua nlilJc ' iiinoir
are crlad to 1m
- o ' illlLIWTVllJlViH- I -r f. -. ,
from a severe ill
A large crowd attended the Baptist rynare sPendinS the week at Mr.
church, Sunday morning and enjoy-1 u- Moqre's.
ed an excellent sermon delivered by Mr. and Mrs. Bobbie Gault spent
Rev. R. M. Pratt, pastor. The even-1 Sunday ut Mr. John Foy's.
nig service was given over to the Ked I Mr. V. tt TViwincrm xr,e;f Mo
Cross. There was a small attendance brother, Mr. Jas. Thompson, Sunday.
Slpse 0.v wa,s Mr. and Mrs JJ. G. Thompson made
lc-""cu, auu uy tne ena oi tne weeic i i : ...- m ttt.j
Columbus expects to have a sum they neidav P y ' T
i ma v rf nrnnn n-r
may be proud of.
mere was a larere attendance at
the Betterment Club Saturday. Many
aew members tor the Ked Cross were
secured. The library will be oDen to
che public at each meetiner of the
club. Mrs. H. H. Edwards. Librarian.
Mr. J. R. Sams has gone to Ashe-
vine tor a tew days.
Mrs. J. A. Feagans has been on the
sick list this week.
Mrs. Willoughby Arledere and child
ren spent the week with her sister,
Mrs. Robert Carruth, at Landrum, S.
,-iCla'rence Newman has returned
nome from Round Hill school.
Vi'. and Mrs. Birch Gosnell visited
MrvsJim Gosnell,' Saturday and Sun
"day : .Misses Eliza, Bessie and Delilah
jWjlsbn spent Sunday afternoon with
; Most all the boys have left Camp
Sevier. Some are in New Jersey.
;OneTydung man wrote to his mother
ancf'said he was having a fine time,
jbut 'was anxious to start to France.
-T; Mr?.' Cora Duncan, of Rutherford
tori Is visiting her mother, Mrs. P. G.
-,Mr.land Mrs. Bert Liles have re
turned from Gaffney, S. C, to spend
the summer with the latter's father,
The Dawn of Eternal Peace.
,t -i tut
There will be services at the Pres
byterian church Sunday, May 26th.
at 11 a. m. Kev Kidd. of Hillcrest.
Mrs. J. T. Hutcherson is in Spar
tanburg receiving treatment at the
Mrs. Doris Williamson has return
ed from Concord, N. C, where she has
een attending school at Sunderland
Mr. C. E. Shore and family motored
x bhelby, bunday. -
w. s s
MILL SPRING ROUTE 1.
A large crowd attended the singing
at Mrs. Toney's, last Saturday night.
All seemed to enjoy the singing.
Mr. Reuben Collins returned home
Saturday, from Pee Dee, S. C, where
he has been for some time. .
A large crowd attended services at
Green's Creek, Sunday night.
H. E. Flynn and family visited the
home of J. D. Weaver, Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Cantrell, of
Spartanburg, visited Mr. Elias Can
trell, Sunday fternoon.
Mr. Oscar Bridges is the only one
from here who leaves for the train
ing camp, next Saturday.
A number of people from here at
tended services at New Hope, Sunday.
Sunday school at Greens Creek
nent Sunday, 10 a. m. Memorial ser
vices at 11 o'clock, and an "old time
singing' in the afternoon, expecting a
large crowd. :
' Several from this section attended
nemorial services at Rock Spring,
Miss Eliza White and J. T. Ed-
vards made a trip to Rutherfrdton,
A. A. Edwards visited his father,
Miss Barbara White spent Sunday
ifternoon with Miss Dorcas Edwards.
Say, Route 2, what has become of
Mr. A. F. Corbin?
Mrs. A. A. Edwards visited at the
home of Mr. Robert Gilbert, Sunday
Some relatives from McDowell, are
quests at Mr. J. B. Ownby's at this
Pearidge, chipping cotton is my oc
A still was captured about four
niles east of here one day last week,
ind more running yet, but have not
Misss Ellen Edwards and Eliza
White were visitors at Mr. Ownby's
Miss Bessie Lynch and brothers
vere guests at Mr. Robert Gilbert's
Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. Editor, what do you think has
become of Saluda Route 1?
Memorial service at Big Level next
Sunday. Let s go.
Hey, Oklahoma and South Caro
ina readers, how do you like the
Fletcher Edwards made a trip to
Trvon. last Saturday.
Bert Edwards and Samuel Ownb'y
vere callers at J. T. Edwards', Sun-
Mr. and Mrs. Otis Wilson attended
nemorial services at Cooper Gap,
Miss Mossie Edwards stayed at
tome, Sunday, and read the Bible,
vrote letters, and also went to the
'Land of Nod." Do you ever get
w. s. s.
Seems that raising stock would
suit this season better than farming.
Rev. Maurice concluded his meet
ings, with 7 additions, last Wednes
day. W. C. Pace visited his sister, Mrs.
Herbert Pace, last week. He will
leave for Panama about June first!
This is the year for one colony of
the 17-year locust to appear, brood
No. 9. A few have been heard here.
Brood No. 10 will be "due next year,
so No. 9 is only a forerunner of the
. R. B. Staton. of Saluda, and Mes
dames Arrins Young and Lavador
Pace, of Upward, were visitors at
Sycamore, Inn, last week. !
Mrs. T. E. Pace and son. W. C. vis
ited G. W. Arledge and family, at
dimrura, one day last weeK.
Mrs. Henriftj TTpnftersnn " visited
her father last Sunday.
Grover Byers, of Asheville, visited
Jasper Henderson last week.
Rev. Joel Sherfly stayed over night
last Monday with the Bradley family.
The rain has put the farmers be
hind with their work.
Some are working their cotton, and
lome through planting, and yet
iidn't appreciate the nice time.
The memorial services at Rock
Spring, Sunday, were well attended
A nice time, a nice dinner, and a
nice rain in the afternoon.
The singing convention has been
put off until the third Sunday in J une.
Let's all be present.
Mr. and Mrs. Bert Noland, of
Asheville, and Mrs. Waldron, of Lan
drum, were visitors at J. W. White
Mrs. Bonnie McGuinn and Miss
Beulah Odle, were callers at Dewitt
A crowd of boys "had a chicken
r-ntxtf. one nicrht last week. Those
A vision came to myj; tear-dimmed eyes
As I knelt in prayer, today.
The brooding clouds of the gloomy skies
And the moan of he ocean, gray,
The barren shores and the corpses, pale
Flung up in the rising: dawn,
Of the glad and gallant.Iads that sailed
To the shores of Eternal Morn!
The lofty cliffs that towered down
To the breast of the haunted sea,
The farm and fisheif folk, around,
With flags held, reverently.
The long processlonf the
(0 the broken hearts that mourn)
The Cross and Flag at the head,
By a priest and a soldier, borne.
I passed through the mutilated forms,
With thoughts for tears, too deep
Cut down in the pride of manhood's dawn
On the sighing shores, asleep,
All crushed was the merry bouyant grace
(And one was but a child.)
Another wore on his tortured face
The ghost of a peaceful smile.
A flood of thoughts swept o'er my soul
That filled my eyes with tears
When I came to a boy with curls of gold
On the last of the wooden biers.
A woman might die for a face like this
So noble and brave and true.
On the beautiful brow I left a kiss,
For he was with God, I knew.
The sublime Funeral words were said,
I heard the echoing volleys, three,
That strengthened the Tuscania's Dead
To the port of the Crystal Sea!
The graves were filled with the broken remains
Of those Tempels of the Soul,
When lo! there vanished the lines of pain
From the sweet white face with curls of gold
O ! my brave dear lads, when your ship set sail
A thrill with courage and daring grlance
'Twas steered by the hand of an angel pale
To a happier land than ruined France!
And a deathless victory you have won.
The enemy's stab but brought release,
For at last you've found with crowns well-won
The Dawn of Eternal Peaee.
Eva Plamandori Boyd.
Mr. Reeves Boykin motored up
from Charleston accompanied by Mr.
x rank Holmes last V ednesday.
Mrs. Boykin, who has been spend
ing some time here has gone to Hen-dersonville.
Mrs. Sybil Jenkins of Jacksonville,
Fla., has arrived for the sumemr sea
son, and will open the Charles Hotel,
formerly having been run by Mrs. J.
w. L,aMotte who is now in Hender
Mr. J. C. Sales, of Fletcher. N. C,
was in the city on Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Holland and
baby, of Jacksonville, Fla., are guests
at Mrs. H. P. Locke's.
Mr. Herschal Thompson, of the U.
S. Navy, battleship Nevada, was here
this week spending his furlough with
relatives and friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Youmans, of
Savannah, Ga., are guests at Mrs. H.
Messrs. Henry Head and Joe Bru
erton, of Camp Sevier, Greenville,,
were guests at the Seminary last
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dormeus, of
Augusta, Ga., and Miss Mary Coates
left last week for New York to be
Miss Clifford Wilcox spent a few
days in Asheville last week.
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Dwelle, and
family, ofi Savannah, Ga., have ar
rived for the summer.
Mr. and Mrs. L. M. McKenzie and
daughter, Miss Mabel McKenzie, of
Germanton, N. C, arrived last Sun
day to witness the graduation of Miss
Sarah McKenzie at the Saluda Semi
nary. Mrs. S. S. Oehler who has been vis
iting in Tryon has arrived to open
her house, the Iona Lodge for the sea
son. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Newman and
little son are visiting Airs. Newman's
mother, Mrs. S. S. Oehler.
The Park Theatre opened the sea
son on Friday and showed to gooei
crowds. The pictures were fine and
well received by the audience.
Rev. Mr. Allen attended the Epis
copal convention in Asheville this
Mr. Robert Ta nner visited his
mother. Mrs. S. Tanner this week, re
turning to Orangeburg on Thursday.
Mrs.'H. H. McKee and Miss Rosa
Box were present at the conventidn
held in Asheville this week.
Mr. James Hill, of Germanton, N.
C, visited the McKenzie's here the
last of the week.
Mr. Nick N. Peoples and two
friends, of Atlanta, Ga., have arrived
in Saluda, and are guests at the war
The commencement exercises of the
Saluda Seminary were held from May
11, to 16th. They were well attend
ed. Miss Lillie Pace, who has been in
training at the University Hospital,
Baltimore, Md., is here on a short
visit to her mother, Mrs. Jim Pace.
Mr. Peck, of Flat Rock, was the
niest of his brother, Mr. H. L. Capps,
Miss Marguerite Robertson, who
has been here all winter, has returned
to her home in Boston.
Miss Read, the Science teacher at
the Seminary, returned to her home
n Rochester, N. Y., last Friday
Miss Amanda Had is visiting in
Asheville and Waynesville.
Miss Ellen M. Click has returned
to her home in Tenn., accompanied
by her niece, Miss Addie Ramsey.
Mr. J. R. bams, our hustling farm
demonstrator, was in Saluda last
Areek, and has made arrangements to
meet all interested in live stock, or
ehards and general farming. A day
vill soon be set for the first meeting
A.11 interested are asked to advise Mr.
Frank Stevens, of Saluda Seminary.
Decoration Day, May 30, will be
appropriately observed at Friendship
hurch, at 4 p. m. Patriotic talks
and singing, decorating: of all sol
diers' graves in this and other cem
tenes, will follow.
The colored Odd Fellows had s
thanksgiving service on Sunday af-
cernoon. There were visiting breth
ren from Flat Rock and Tryon.
fhere was a good attendance.
W. S. 3.
TRYON ROUTE 1.
RED GROSS WAR
Efforts Being Made to Double
the Allotment Assigned
THE RED CROSS DRIVE.
After several weeks of careful
preparation the second war fund cam
paign for the Red Cross has been
launched and is meeting with wonder
The chairman for the drive in Polk
county, Mr. G. H. Holmes, reports
by way of preparation he has sent
Red Gross literature to practically ev
ery family in the county, except Try
on, where this was not deemed neces
sary. Also he has appointed commit
tees on every mail route and at every
center of population in the county.
He has been in personal touch with
most of these committees, and they
are doing good work. Tryon and Sa
luda are being systematically can
vassed by special committees.
After two days' work it is certain
that we have gone over our quota,
and the effort is being made to
W. S. S.
Everybody enjoyed the memorial
services at White Oak, Sunday.
Mrs. Delia Bennett visited her par-
t.- Mf -A "KT-m. T U fVViorm.
present were Tolbert and W. D. Odle,. , 'F .d
& ;il oryA ArW P.roor, lllnh Ed- 1ESl V
5nd Fra-nk MilK ' Ralpn Ed- . Mr. Lionel Brisco, of Hopewell, va.
wards ar U Frank Mills were cooks, is yismng ms parents, rar. ana ju-
Coffee lace was served, so wo are -B A
t Sul Seems a if Pastel was scull Miss ieon ji.gerion, oi abucvu
here.: jnome OCnooi, returned w ner
Tie. tie, New Hope; here's coming Tuesday, to spena ner vacauga,
: ' i A j I t xj Jani,fii Miss
again. XOU Keep tne gUUU WUia up Mil. l. XA. uiuua w vicu6iii-i ,
too, as we enjoy reading the news Sue, are on the sick list.
from New Hope. Seems . like old We are glad to see Claude Lewis
times too. - back on his job, after an operation
Hello, "'Mill Spring Route 2, how- for appendicitis m Greenville hospi-.
do-you-do? .tal. , , .
Words fail to convey our feelings
if sorrow to the bereaved parents.
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Edwards and Mr.
and Mrs. Jake Holbert on the death
:f their babes, which occurred last
Thursday and Friday. May God sus
tain them under their heavy afflic
Mrs. W. B. Henderson spent Mon
dav night with Mr. and Mrs. Jake
Holbert, to assist them with another
little sick girl, which is very low ai
Mrs. Emma Arledge and daughter
were the pleasant visitors of Miss
Myrtle Pack and mother, Sunday af
We are glad to note that Mrs. S. B
Edwards is able to be out visiting the
Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Feagan, also
Mr. and Mrs. Philip Henderson, were
hopping m Chesnee, Tuesday.
Mr, H. P. Stacy, of Cherokee, R. I..
;a lied on his brother, J. W. Stacy,
Miss Mabel Gilbert returned home.
Sunday, from a week's visit to rela-
i.es and friends.
Messrs. 3. T. Waidrop and Jack
Burnett motored to Lar.arum, on
Farmers in this section are very
msy, thining cotton.
There was a good attendance at
Sunday school, last Sunday.
Mr. Arthur Waidrop, of Spartan
burg, motored up to this town to visit
us parents, Friday.
Mr. J. W. Stacy has purchased the
vilpatrick , property ,which was ; ad-.
ommg him. ,
Gardens are looking well in this
icinity, and the place is "worlrinfir
ilivef with young chickens. Some-
hing to eat coming pn.
Quite a large party motored up to
double Branch mines to call on rela
tives, last Saturday.
We wish to correct a mistakt
vhich we made last week. It was
Mr.; Ed. Green who was called to the
-amp, instead of his brother. Belt
W. S. 3
MILL SPRING ROUTE 2.
Messrs Geter Gibbs and Clarence
Fortune, of Landrum, passed through
Sundav. en route to Chimney Rock.
Mr. Reagan Bradley is home from - iju
Camp Sevier, on a live aays iunougn. Misses Leatha Barber. Clara. Pearl.
Mrs. W. P. Jackson visited her Elsie and Essie Edwards were truests
daughter, Mrs. B. .Laughter, oi iry- 0f Miss Bessie Hamilton, Sunday.
on Koute l, last weeK. TiccpS Mvrtl and Orta Pack are
Christian Endeavor at Bethlehem, nome f rom school. Miss Myrtle
next Sunday, at 6 o clock, p. m.; 1 p-raduated at Saluda Seminary last
Frank Taylor leader.
Mr.C. B. McFee, of Asheville, was
a business caller here, last Wednes
day and Thursday.
Mr. W. M. Walker has a store in
the postoffice building.
Mr. and, Mrs. G. E. Arledge spent
week. We extend congratulations.
Mr. Furman Nance and family
made a flying trip to Greens Creek
section, Sunday evening, visiting
Broadus Nance and family, and en
joyed a most splendid supper.
The absence of Mr. J. H. Gibbs and
Sunday with their daughter, Mrs. W.l family was very noticable at church,
M. Walker. M Sunday.. . v .. .... .
Rev. C. G. Walker filled his regular
appointment at Cooper Gap, Sunday.
le delivered a splendid sermon.
Mr. E. N. Williams and family vis
ted Mr. and Mrs. Joe Wilson, Sunday
Misses Myrtle Whiteside and Grace
ibbs visited Miss Annie Wilson, Sun
We had a downpour of rain, Sun
lay, and Several of the young people
?ot a good sprinkling.
Misses Grace Gibbs, Myrtle White-
;ide and Annie Wilson, Messrs. Frank
Mills, ill Jackson and Frank Dims-
iale made a short visit at Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Gibbs', Sunday.
We were pleased to see Mr. A. F.
Sorbin at Cooper Gap, Sunday.
Misses Oma Gibbs and Vera White
side visited their grandmother, Mrs.
V. L. Lynch, Sunday last.
Messrs. Noah Ruff and Brazilla
Green will leave for Camp Jackson,
Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Coggins 'gave
the young people a sociable party
Saturday night. Thosepresent were
Misses Lizzie Williams, "Maggie Jack
son, Myrtle Whiteside and Annie Wil
son; Messrs. Frank Dimsdale, ' Her
bert Whiteside, Bill Jackson, Dewit
Helton; Frank and Noah Lynch. j?
Who will help the Red Cross, as
this week is the second .war fund
campaign for that organization?
Miss Annie Wilson and Mr. J. L.
Jackson are the committee for this
Some of the young people of Pea
ridge passed through here last Sun
day. Rev. C. G. Walker visited Mr. W.
W. Gibbs, Saturday night.
Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Coggins spent
Sunday i night with the tetter's par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Dimsdale
- La, la, Mill Spring Route 1, disap
pointments are always hanging1
around this way.
I w. s. S-
JUNE 5th IS THE DAY.
By a recent act of Congress,, all
those who have reached the age of
21 since June 5, 1917, are now. re- '
quired to appear before the County
Exemption Board and register. ,
This means that every young man
in Polk! county who has reached his
21st year since June 5, last must ap
pear before the Polk County Exemp- .
tion Board, in . Tryon, on June 5th, r
1918 and register. v
The jlaw on this, matter, is very 1
strict, and it behooves every citizen :
of the j county knowing of any young'
man who has reached this agt since '
June. 5th, to, tell him of the law,. so"
that none may unwittingly violate it.