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VOL. XXIV NO. 7
TRYON, N. C FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 1918.
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Mr Jack Bull has returned to Green
ville after a few days' visit to Russell
ind Howard Locke.
' Mrs. Richard Myers and child have
keen spending some time at Flat
Kock are here lor a few weeks.
Mrs. Harris and little son, of Spar
tanburg have arrived at the Better
Mrs. Broeker and daughter, of Co
lumbia are guests at Miss Wilcox's.
Miss Elizabeth Soloman, of Macon,
Ga.. is expected at Holly Hill soon.
Mr. Marvin, stationed at the Char
leston Navy Yard, visited his mother,
Mrs. Marvin and Miss Marvin, last
Mrs. Frady and son Sherman of
Spartanburg, have arrived at the
Better Baby Camp.
Mr. Kesler,' of Atlanta, Ga., is a
guest at Holly Hill. .
Miss Williams, of Charleston is a
guest at Mrs. H. P. Locke's.
Mrs. Harvey Cole,of Charleston,
arrived last week to spend some time
at Mrs. H. P. Locke's.
Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Cleveland, of
spartanburg and family are up for
Mrs. Bessie K. Lawton and Mrs. L.
0. Lawton are at the Fisher cottage.
Miss Florence Ferrebe is spending
some time here.
Mrs. Rickman, of Spartanburg, is
at the Better Babies Camp.
Miss Jeffries has arrived here to
spend some time.
Mr. and Mrs. Whitner and family,
of Havana, Cuba, are guests at Miss
Wilcox's some, Holly Hill.
Mrs. Alfred Berkely from New Or
leans is a guest at Mrs. H. P.
Mrs. Alice Myers and little daugh
ter, Lucile, arrived last week from
Mr. and Mrs. Julien Ravenel, of
Savannah, are occupying a cottage
on Columbia heihgts.
Miss Fannie Hume has 'returned to
Charleston after a two veek3' visit
to her brother, Mr. Errington Hume. .
Mrs. Sampson and daughter, Vir
ginia, of Charlotte ; N. C, are stop
Dine at Holly Hill, v - -
Miss Julia Dill, of Charleston, S.
C, is a guest at Holly Hill.
Mr. Howard P. Locke left a few
days ago for Washington, D. C,
where he has joined his father.
Miss Margaret Simmons, of Rock
Hill, is the guest of Mrs. H. P.
Mrs. Cole and littile son, Bostice,
of Spartanburg, arrived last week to
spend several months.
Miss Finch, District Nurse of Spar
tanburg, spent last week-end in Sa
luda. Mr. Robert Jones has returned to
Camp Sevier after spending several
davs at he Eseola.
The Misses Heriot came up from
their wintr home in Charleston, S. C,
last week and have opened Melrose
Inn for the summer season.
Mr. Jack Bull, of Greenvhle, S. C,
is expected this week ano will be the
guest of Messrs. Russell and Howard
Miss Louise Lane has returned
from Charleston, S. C, after spending
the winter with Mrs. Bertolet.
The firiends of Mrs. M. P. Moore
will be glad to learn tha -she has
heard from Dr. Moore of his safe ar
rival in France.
Miss Alice 'Bryson, of Greenville, S.
C, has arrived here and will have
charge of the ,Better Baby Camp.
Mr. Thomas Bailey, of Anderson,
S. C, who formerly attended the Sa
luda Seminary, visited friends here
Mrs. Major and family of Anderson
S. C, have taken a house on Green
ville street for the summer.
Miss Hallie Singleton who has been
spending several months at the resi
dence of Mrs. J. B. Cullipher has gone
to Columbia for a while.
Mrs. Ben Pace and Miss Lillie Pace
spirit Thursday in Asheville. .
Mrs. James, who has been spending
some time at Mrs. Leonard's left on
Thursday for Whitesville, Va., to be
gone for several months.
Mrs. Steele has returned here with
her mother, Mrs. Aiken, and will
spend the summer.
Messrs. Russell and Howard Locke
have returnd home from Piedmont
College, Demorest, Ga.
Mrs. Hester and Miss Hester, of
Augusta, Ga., are guests of Mrs.
Mrs. Baker and children, of Spar
tanburg, have arrived and will spend
some time here. f
Sgt. and Mrs. Home and children,
came up from Spartanburg and will
spend some time here.
. Miss Fannie Hume, of Charleston,
is visiting her brother, Mr. Errington
w. a. s
A fine rain came Monday to relieve
the heat and help . the gardens and
truck in general.
The rattlers are having a tough
time this warm weather keeping out
of sight. . ..
Say, Mr. Lynn correspondent, silks
are so common here we forgot when
the first showed? but v we will remem
ber when the first roasting ears show
up, which will be only a few days.
' E. J. Bradley and several of the
young people attended the ordination
services at Mount Lebanon,-Sunday.
This is War Savings Stamp week,
and we hope it will be a success for
E. J. and T. W. Bradley dined with
John Holbert's family, Sunday.
We now have a saw mill in the
cove, on D. C. Pace's farm, and .we
fcope to be -able to get , lumber now.
.The canvassers appointed by the.
Columbus Townshir. chairman, Mr. C.
cj. anore, ior the Thrift Stamp cam
paign, are as follows: Mrs. Cnas.
Davenport, Lonnie Hutcherson, H. H.
Edwards and Misses Minnie Arledge,
Leha Denton; Messrs John Carpenter
Martin Hall S. B. Edwards, J. W.
iaZk' a 9- Brites. R- D. Mclntyre,
w AedP? H P Sharpe (colored)
W. M. Rankm. C. W. Williams.
There was a well filled house at the
patriotic meeting at the Baptist
church, Sunday. Rev. R. M. Pratt,
pastor, opened the service and was
followed by Dr. Taft and County
Chairman, W. T. Lindsey, who made
excellent talks in the interest of the
coming Thrift Stamp campaign, to ah
A card from Edgar Wm. Newman,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Walker Newmanl
states the fact of his safe arrival!
"Over There." j
Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Elliott received
a letter from their son, Frank, that
he sailed May 24th and arrived safe
ly "over seas" 29th. He savs it is
;very cold, making it necessary to
Mr. Marion Mills visited his par
ents Mr. and Mrs. N. T. Mills, Sun
day. Miss Ruth Weaver, who has been
visiting Miss Marie Burgess, has left
for Macon, Ga., where she intends to
enter training as a Red Cross nurse.
The following young folks enjoyed
supper at Hemlock Shoals, Saturday
evening: Misses Ruth Weaver, Odessa
ana Ihelma Mills, Mare and. H da
Burgess, Oma Reynolds; Messrs John
I. bmith and Archie Feagans..
Mrs, F. L. Weaver and children
left for Hopewell, Va., to visit her
husband, who is in the government
Mr. and Mrs. Walker Arledge and
family, Mr. and Mrs. John Arledge
and family spent Sunday in Colum
Mrs. W. B. Arledere is visiting her
parents ; Mr. zAd Mrs. Ben Capps,Jat
juast nat,KOcic : - "r ' -
Miss Mmnie Arledge is visiting the
family of Mr. A. L. Rucker, at Char
Messrs. Bostic Page, Ernest Mc-
Murray. DeWitt Smith, Arthur Or
mond left for Hopewell, Va., where
they have secured positions.
Mrs. N. T. Mills, Mrs. C. D. Elliott
and Mrs. Frank Burgess were shop
ping in Tryon, Saturday. .
Services at the Presbyterian church
Sunday, 11 a. m., Rev. Kidd, pastor.
as quite a lew 01 our ooys in
France will be receiving the Polk
County News, we ask the people of
our community to send in to their lo
cal correspondent any news they have
as we wish to make the home news
interesting to everyone.
W. S. s.
FROM OUR FRIENDS OVER THE GOUHTY
Some Items of General Interest Gathered By Our Correspondents From Various
Sections of Polk County f
(Too late for last week.)
Grain is being harvested now. Far
mers say that there is the poorest
crop of what we have had for severa
Crons are looking; well but are
needing: work, we have so much rain
that the grass gets plenty of time to
Grace Arledere, of Silver
spent last week with Miss
D. C. Westbrook's
MILL SPRING ROUTE 1.
(Too late for last week.)
Miss Love has gone to Statesville
or her vacation.
Mr. and Mrs. Bowen, of Asheville,
have returned to their home after a
visit to Mr. and Mrs. Cox, at Cedar
Mrs. Boyd was called to Greens
boro, Tuesday, by the death of her
Some of our Red Crossers, running;
out of regular work, pitched in and
mended a bad place in the road at
White Oak bridere. Mondav.
Mr. J. JM. Brian visited relatives in
South Carolina. Sundav.
The Misses Allen, of Rutherfordton
college, who have been visiting Miss
es Leta and Louise McDade, have re
Rev. Linerr the pastor of Hickory
Grove Baptist church, ' preached a
very interesting seririon at Greens
Creek, Sunday p. m.
Little Hazel Pendleton, of Florida,
is very sick with malaria fever.
Misses Nora Welborn and Violet
Toney have gone to Saluda, N. C,
where they have accepted positions
for the summer. i 1
A delegation of about twelve young
ladies from the Qreeii Street Bap
tist church, in Spartanburg, came to
Greens Creek, Sunday, to organize a
Y. W. C. A. 1'
The W. 6. W: will 'have the annual
picnic at Cros's Keysfthis 4th of July
as usual, though we want to make it
a patriotic meeting this time, the best
we have ever had. We expect to
have a numbr of speeches, on "The
Duties of the Times;" So don't fail
to be there, or you yhay miss some
thing worth while. ,
The Charm of "Old Glory"
" M' '
When Freedom was born, 'mid oppression and strife
Her halo was blozon'd in hues of the sky.
With stripes for the struggles and duties of life
And stars for the light of Jehoval on High.
Now, in peace and in war, that fair emblem of yore
We salute as "Old Glory," the flag we adore.
May that "Star Spang led Banner" in gloryfe'er wave
O'er the land of the free arid the home of the brave!
Several from this section went to
Rock Spring Sunday for the purpose
of hearing good singing from the dif
ferent choirs. Only one choir, Rock
Spring, and everybody enjoyed hear
ing them sing very much.
Mr. Ancy Womack is on the sick
Mr. Bill Jackson and Miss Annie
Wilson passed through this section,
Mr. and Mrs. Fonce Edwards and
little son, Max San voy made a quick
trip to Spartanburg, S C, last Sat
urday. Hey Mill Spring, where were you
Sunday? Going after ice cream
freezers, I presume.
Wanted To know . who thought
that my cake was so rood nnday as
to go to my buggy and eat it.
Mr. Claud Lewis, of Mill Spring
was over on Broad river, Sunday af-teernoon.
Wake up, Sunny View. Let
hear from you.
W. S. S.
MILL SPRING ROUTE 2.
r:Ifeytfiee"rful fred glow warms' tneT)f66lJT)narave'
And sparkles for courage, for ardor and might;
Its rippling white stripes glint the light fhjat inspires
When Freedom and Duty in service unite;
And its heavenly blue, with the stars shining thru,
Heralds union and strength for the faithful and true.
May that "Star Spangled Banner" for righteousness
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
When Washington's men, with great perils to face,
Were crudely equip'd and in dire distress
The charm of "Old Glory," its oromise and grace,
Brought chivalrous aid and insured our success.
To old foes and old friends now "Old Glory" extends
The support that our Freedom, in power,! defends.
May that "Star Spangled Banner" in honor e'er
Several from here went to Roek
Springs, Sunday. All report a nice
-Rev. C. G. Walker filled his regular
appointment at Coopers Gap, Sunday.
Mr: T. Searcy was there and had a
gooa singing lesson.
Misses Grace and Oma Gibbs were
the pleasant guests of Miss Macrsrie
Mr. Frank Miller visited on the
route Sunday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Coggins have
gone to bpartanburg to visit his
mother, as she is very sick.
Mr. Andy McGuinn has received
his notice to leave for the training
camp June 25th.
Mr. Tench Edwards, ,who is "Some
wrhere in France" wrote to one of his
friends here that he was enjoying
life fine and when he - came home
would bring with him a French girl.
Mr. J. T.. Corle'w,' of. Pea Ridge, is
visiting in this section.
Mr. A. J. Dimsdale heard from his
two sons in Kansas City. They have
been called to the colors. They were
both engineers on the . Missouri Pa
cific railroad. You see what Uncle
Sam is doing.
"Mr. Wm. Bradley and two daugh
ters from Tryon route 1, attended
preaching at Coopers Gap Saturday
Mr. Noah Lynch and DeWitt Hil
ton made a short call at Mr. N. E.
Williams' Friday evening.
Mr. Tolbert OdeH was a caller at
Mr. Burnett's, Sunday.
Miss Annie Wilson is visiting her
brother, Mr. Bowen Wilson, at this
Weddine' bells are Still ringing in
this section. Mr. Clyde Wilson and
Maude Lvnch were married Saturday
evening. We wish them a lone: and
Good luck to the soldiers. .
We still have a goodly number on
the sick list.
The Christian Endeavor Society
gave a social at the school house Sat
urday. A large crowd attended and
all report a good time.
Mr. J. J. Lambnght died at his
home last Friday night, and was bur
ied at White Oak Sunday. This com
munity has lost one of its best citi
zens, one who wras a good church -worker
and has has many friends.
We extend our sympathy to th be
reaved family in their gloomy hours
Lionel Brisco returned to Hopewell,
Va., last Saturday.
Sam Cocheram came home Satur
day from Georgia.
A number of young: folks gave
Claud Lewis a surprise birthday par- "
ty last Thursday night.
Nora, the little babe of Mr. and
Mrs. J. H. Cocheram, died last Sun
day night. Funeral services will be
held at White Oak Tuesday p. m.. We
extend sympathy to the bereaved
Albert Lynch, of Route 2, is very
ill at .present.
Horace . Burrough, of Camp Sevier,
spent Saturday and Sunday at the
home of J. M. Barber.
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Splawn were
callers on Route 2 Sunday.
Clarence Gibbs is on the sick list -this
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Gibbs visited
Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Gibbs, Sunday.
Rev. J. M. Barber, Mr. Thaddeus
Barber, Misses Pearl, Essie and
Clara Edwards, Messrs. Frank Ed
wards and Reece Arledge attended
childrens' day at New Hope Sunday.
Leader for Christian Endeavor at
Bethlehem next Sunday, Boney Ar-.
ledge; subject, "How to have a good ,
home. They have not yet heard from
their son, Hoyt, who sailed for
France about three weeks ago.
Mr. Richardson and Miss Devada
Hester called at the home of Perry
Miss Grace Arledge and Miss Myr
tle Cantrell spent Monday at Rev. T.
Miss Alice Head spent bunctay
with Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Cantrell.
Miss Cora Westbrook spent Satur
day night and Sunday with Miss
Misses Mae and Vera Turner re
turned home from Brevard Institute,
Mae onlv spent a few days visiting
home folks and returned to Brevard
where she will spend the summer.
w. s. s.
TO THE FARMERS '
OF POLK UO LIS ix.
Mr. Bailey, representing the divis
ion of Agronomy, will address the
farmers of Polk county on the im
portance of growing clovers, soy
beans, cow peas, alfalfa and oth
er legume crops in order to preserve
and build up farm fertility, at the
following times and places:
Tryon, Monday, June 24, at 11:30
a. m., public school auditorium.
" Columbus,, Monday, June 24, 4 p.
View school house, Coopers
Hon frtTmsbin. Tuesdav. June 25, at
JCLJ VV " -'--x7 7 -
3:00 p. m.
Greens Creek High School,
noc-Aaxr Jnn 26. at 3:00 t. m.
Mr. Bailey is a strong man in his
Ur vf work and farmers who fail to
4-i-, QvnTtae,e of his lectures will
kaivc; . 0 ,
mice Tnlir.Vl. .
These lectures are the work of an
t out at the expense of the
Cfofo otvH General Government, and
farmers and business men who desire
better conditions in Polk county
should' drop all business for a few
hours and attend these meetipjrs.
, Ladies and boys are especially in
vited to be present at . all of these
meetings. ; 'Respectfully, ;
J. R. SAMS,' County . Agent.
O'er a chivalrous land and the home of the brave!
Wherever that flag proudly floats in the Haze
Of havoc and conflict between Right and Might,
Its many new stars and the cheer of their rays .
Should brighten the sky for the Allies of Right.
May its radiance be shed and, in triumph be spread
Over all the valorous service ahead;
And the "Star Spangled Banner" forever 'shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the, brave!
(" 'Mid the rockets' red glare, the bombs Bursting in
May "Old Glory" inspire all the brave "oyer there!").
TRYON ROUTE 1.
Mr. J. J. Lambright passed awTay
to the Great Beyond. The loss 01
this good farmer is a source of deep
sorrow to his many mends.
Little Minnie, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Jonathon Searcy, also joined the
happy band. May the bereaved par
ents look to Him who healeth the
broken in heart, and bindeth up their
wounds. They also have our sympa
A goodly number of this vicintiy
enjoyed Children's Day at New Hope,
Mrs. Shankle and Mull, Lola and
Cora, spent Sunday happily together
with home folks, at their old home on
Lightning Rod ridge.
Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Nance visited
relatives on the route while the ther
mometer was regstring in the 90's.
Also the Hamilton mill pond, where
Mrs. Nance wished to take a few
swimming lessons. v . . x
Three cheers for the air talK in
last week's issue of the NEWS. Let's
have a great jubilee of a Fair, when
the "Sammies" comeCmarching home
Mrs. ' T. F. Roland is visiting in
Asheville. . V;
Miss Dazie Wilson spent Sunday
with Miss Alice Wilson.
Mr. and Mrs. M;; C. Gosnell spent
the week-end with relatives in S. C.
Mrs. J. T. Waldiop spent Sunday
with Mrs. J. T. Green.
Mr. and Mrs. James Thompson
have received a card announcing the
safe arrival over seas of their son,
Grover-C. Thompson. .
Mr. J. R. Phillips spent Saturday
night with Mr. Joe j Wilson.
Mr. and Mrs. C.J P. Jones were the
guests of their daughter, Mrs. Johnie
r Mr. and "Mrs. John Jones spent
Saturday night at Mr. Bill Gibbs'.
Mr. F. M: Burgess and wife were
the callers at J. B. Dalton's, Sunday
Misses Mamie and ; Alice Wilson
spent Saturday night with Miss Iva
.Gosnell. - . ,
i jMr; and Mrs., N D." Moore have .re
ceived word ' of N the safe arrival over
seas of their on," Albert' Tloore. ; . -
The singing convention at Rock
spring, Sunday, was a great success., j
There was some real good singing,
and a big dinner was enjoyed.
Messrs. Johnson Davis and Doll
Moffet were there from Old Fort, and
Mr. W. G. Egerton and daughters.
Misses Leona and Eva, from Mill
Spring, and Miss Mamie Johnson, of
The little infant daughter of Mrs.
Sue Foster passed away to the great
beyond, Saturday night, and was bur
ied at Rock Spring, Sunday after
noon. Messrs. Garner Skipper, Jim Eger-
ton, Noah Lynch and Oden Green
were in this section Sunday night.
Messrs. Garner Skipper and Albert.
Edwards made a business trip to
Chimney Rock last week.
Misses Annie Wilson . and Dorcas
Edwards and Mr. Bill 1 Jackson, on
their wray back from Rock Spring
Sunday afternoon, happened to very
bad luck. The iiorse ran away and
hurt Mr. Jackson very bad, but we
hope he will soon be over his "scare."
Misses Mamie Johnson and Eva
Clark. Messrs. Claud Lewis and
Ralph Edwards w:ere put Fording on
the Hickory Nut road; Sunday after
A larire crowd of young people
from Noodleyille were at Rock Spring
Sunday. Everybody seemed to be
themselves but Messrs
Charlie England and Johnie Hodge.
Rev. Wright, the Rock Sprintr pas
tor, spent Saturday night -at Mr. W
H. Whiteside's. v
W. s. s-
Too late for las wek.) '
Rev. John Langley, of South Caro
lina, will begin a series of meetings
at Lynn the third; Sundav, Ju-"e ISth,
at li a. m. Mr. LargVy is well
known -here, and no doubt his ireting
will be a success, and it's to be hoped
that much good will result of his ef
forts. , '
Some early June peaches were, sold
in Lynn last week. I hey looked
good, tasted good, and sold at good
prices. t ' - I
: Get- readv for the W. S. . S. and
Thrift Stamp campaign next week.
ySome " lumber r has recently been
placed on the irround. and it has been
(Too latex for last week.)
Rev. J. M. Barber filled his regular
ippointroent at Bethlehem, Sunday.
Rev. Roy Lewis left Tuesday for
Nebraska, after spending a fewr days
.virh his parents.
MjianclrsJ.alter;:Barber .oi ' 1
5renville, - Sr C;-isited hisf ather,
J. M. Barber, a few days last week;
Little Alice, the darling babe of
":Ir. and Mrs. Leo Brisco, -passed
iway Sunday. Another angel around
he throne of God. The body was
ut away to rest in the Baptist cem
etery, Tuesday. We extend to the
eraved parents our deepest sympa
hy. Mrs. 'Lee Cocheram is visiting Mr.
L H. Cocheram at this writing.
Mr. and Mrs. Lionel Brisco, of
Iopewell, Va., were called to the
)edside of their babe last Monday,
ut glad to note that little Horace is
Reagan Bradley, of Camp Sevier,
isited home folks last Saturday and
Glenn Arledge, Gordon, Hubert and
leoio Hibbs and little babes, Thorn
is Walker, Nora Cocheram and Hor
ice Brisco, are on the sick list this
Rev. Ernest Barber, of Camp
Jackson, Columbia, was home last
veek, on a furlough.
The Christian Endeavorv Society
net at Bethlehem, Sunday, and had
ts regular meeting. Frank Jackson
resigned as secretary, and Bony Ar-
'edge was elected in his place. Lead-
r for next Sunday, at White Oak,
umored that work would be resumed
n the church, but at this penciling
10 visible evidence of anything being
W. A. Cannon has built an open
porch on the west side of the P. O
mildmg. I he building is now a
ombination postoiiice, store anu
lwelling; being occupied by the post
naster and family.
We are hot able to mention all the
-oming and going of the people since
ur last report.
Miss Elizabeth Hooker has gone on
m extended visit to her orother W.
Jlyde Hooker, at Jellico, Tenn.
Miss Emily W. Reese, who has
been here tor some few months as
the representative of the A. M. A.
Society, left( last Monday for Brook
lyn. ' .
Rev. J. Al Langley, of Dillon, S. C,
began a series of meetings at the
chapel last Sunday at 11 o'clock, the
duration of which depends upoir the
The Ladies' Aid Society served ice
cream and lemonade last Saturday
evening and will serve cake and
cream next Saturday.
At last, we understand, that the
building -committee have let the con
tract to Mr. Lindsey Owens, of Tryon
to put the roof on the church, and
that this will be done this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Edwards, Jr.,
run up to Flat Rock for a few days'
visit last Sunday.
Miss Lizzie Hooker is visiting her
brother and family, Clyde Hooker, at
Jellico, Tenn. f
Mrs. Sallie G. Denton, of Spartan
burg, S. C, is. visiting in Lynn this
'Evidence of bootlegging was no
ticeable in Lynn Saturday night and
Mary Sue Blackwell, of Spartan
burg, visited friends here last week
end. The Thrift and W. S. S. campaign
begins the 23d. Rememler whnn you
buy a stamp it's not a donation, itV a
!oanto the -government and a saving
to yourself , - sayin g f nothing : about
your- ratri ctism it's' fi cHtv. ' J ' -