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Consolidated Nov. 195
Published every Friday at
TRYON, NORTH CAROLINA
Just As , Soon
ZAT10S OF F
IS STRENGHTENED IN NORTH CAROLINA
Entered ai second-class matter April 28. 1915
at the poet office at Tryon, North Carolina, un
der the act of March 3. Ib79
B. F. COPELAND, - Editor
C. BUSH, - Business Manager
Subscription $1.50 per Year
food regulations henceforth will be more rigidly en-
FORCED INSPECTORS TO BE PUT fNTO THE FIELD SOME PLAIN
TALK FOR SUGAR DEALERS AMD COMMERCIAL USERS NEW
METHOD OF GOING AFTER PROFITEERS CONSUMERS
AND DEALERS ASKED TO CO-OPERATE.
OBITUARIES, CARDS OF THANKS,
Resolutions of Respect, Church or Lodge Notices
where an admission fee is charged, or for financial
ain. will be charged regular advertising rates of
five cents per line.
THE AMERICAN PRESS ASSOCIATION.
225 West 19th Street. New York City, is our sole
and exclusive Foreign Advertising Agent.
"Long May It Wave."
Both you and the Government car
not use the same labor and materials.
w. s. s.
Economizing may possibly hurt
but what of the hurts of the men whc
fight and die for you?
w. s. s.
President Wilson says: "The prac- h
tice of individual thrift is a patriotic
duty and a necessity." x
w. s. s.
The less the American people save,
the less money, labor, and materials
there will be for war purposes.
w. s. s.
Save to the utmost of your abilitx
and buy War Savings Stamps so thai
the German thing may be kept out oi
w. s. s.
If every resource of the country h
now made available a victory and z
righteous and enduring peace will b
gained the quicker.
w. s. s
There are those people who clain
to believe you can waste things aru
also have them to use for war pur
poses. W. S. S-
Buying War Savings Stamps aru
Liberty Bonds is not only the safest
investment that can be made but the
easiest and most direct way to aid
W. S. S.
Secretary McAdoo says: "Let nc
0"ne who genuinely loves America anc
wants to serve fail to enlist in the
grat army of War Savers during the
period ending June 28."
Yf. Si S.
Every individual must look this
thrift question squarely in the face
If he does not meet the issue full
and promptly, he is not doing all that
he can to win the war.
w. s. S
Do not cry out against the terron
of 'thrift as long as the men in thr
trenches donot cry out against theii
hardships. Consider yourself lucky t(
be able to save and to buy War Sav
w. s. s
Loyalty demands that Uncle San
be the great spender during tne war
he knows what is needed to win. An
do not forget that every time you bu
anything you reduce by- that mud
the supply of labor and - material
which he needs for victory.
w. s. s.
Which do we care more for per
sonal gratification or the principle,
for which the civilized world is fight
ing ? If the former, we shall continu
to spend recklessly; if the latter, w
shall save to the utmost of our abilit
and with our savings buy W. S. S.
W. S. S
Everyone should ask himself
Whar is my share m the war? Th(
snare oi the civilian who can not
fight js to do what President Wilsor
asks him to do to pledge himself tc
save to the utmost of his abilitv ano
with his savings buy War Savings
w. s. s. .
Most people in the country, despite
the fact that we are at war, are mak
mg more money than ever before.
That is all the more reason why we
should save now and buy War Saving
Stamps. We have the opportunity to
help the government and to provide
for our own future.
w. s. s.
President Hibben, of Princeton
University says: "A world in need
has sent forth across the watrs its
cry to us for help. We can not re
spond and at the same time continue
our comfortable, easy-going mode of
existence. The times demand sacrifice
and sacrifice can no longer be free
w. s. s.
We can better appreciate why we
should now buy only the things we
need when we stop to think that in
the past the supply of labor and ma
terials has been chiefly consumed by
ordinary civilian needs while now a
iaiKe proportion of it must be devot-
10 tne needs of thP Armv
Navy. It is self evident that the labor
and matpriflia vQ - j? v i .
j ' outfi"y wmcn is
il- ! used by. the Government
dril "LYf a also f0F necessary
Raleigh Plans for strengthening and very greatly expanding the Food
Administration organization in North 'Carolina are being undertaken thi
week by State Food Administrator Henry A. Page who haa just returned from
a conference of State Food Administrators with Herbert Hoover and his staff
at Washington. Mr. Page brings back from Washington the impression and
information that all governmental agencies are settling down to hard work in
anticipation of a war of at least two or three years' duration. All agencies ara
profiting by, their past experience and smoother running and more effectiT
operation may be anticipated from now on.
I To Employ Inspectors-
One important feature of Mr. Page's new plan calls for the appointment
of a number of Inspectors who will divide their entire time to investigations
of alleged violations and to the examipation of bakers, accounts and invoice!
and other records of wholesale and retail dealers, bottling works, drug stores,
ice cream manufacturing plants, soda fountains, flour mills, cotton seed oil
mills, etc When the new system of inspection is effective the elaborate re
ports' which have been required of all licensed dealers or manufacturers will
b every greatly simplified. The extnesion of th organization will impose so
many additional administrative duties upon Mr. Page and executive secre
tary Lucas that an Increase in the office staff will also be necessary.
Sugar Regulation Rigid.
In no instance will there be a greater "tightening up" or more rigid en
forcement of regulations than with those that apply to sugar. Mr. Page's
office is already receiving from refiners and shippers of sugar statementa
showing in detail every shipment of sugar into North Carolina. In the imme
diate future every dealer who handles sugar will be required to keep an abso
lute record of all sales of sugar from one pound up. No stated rports from
these particular records will be required but such- stated reports from these
particular records will be required but such records will be subject to exami
nation by Food Administration inspector at any and all times.
All commercial users of sugar who disregard the rationing plan of sugar
instituted May 15th will be disciplined. Certflicates are being issued only foi
sugar supplies up to July first and many commercial users have failed to
apply for blanks upon which to make their sworn statements and to apply
for certificates because they hare already reached or exceeded thir ali
ment of sugar. Not only will such users have their supplies equalized after
July flrst but in the absence of their sworn statements by June 16th, they will
be penalized as well. The Food Administration demands of all . commercial
users of sugar explanation of their status not later than June 15th, and no car
tificates will be issued after June 15th except under such circumstances as
will satisfy the Food Administration that the delay in making sworn state- i
ment and applying for certificates was justified and it is Indicated that
some tall explaining will be necessary to bring about this conviction.
Wholesalers or jobbers who sell sugar or sugar syrup to commercial
users without receiving in exchange certificates issued by the Food Admln
tTatien will have their licences revoked. Retailers who make such sales will
be blacklisted and be put out of business by that process.
Going After Profiteers.
The rules and regulations of the Food Administration with regard t
margins of profit on foodstuffs will henceforth be more rigdly enforced and
through the assistance of the inspectors who will be put in the field, profits
will be checked from the end nearest the consumer. Where the retail price
of a commodity seems to be unreasonable the retailer will be called upon ts
show his margin. If his margin is reasonable the inspector will go to the
wholesaler and if his margin was reasonable the pursuit will continue to the
manufacturer or miller or other producer. It has not been practicable to
follow this course in the past because of the lack of force to make the inves
tigations. To stimulate and render effective the neV system, consumers are now In
vited to report apparently excessive prices to their County or Township Food
Administrator aad retailers who are charged apparently excessive prices by
wholesalers er jobbers are invited to bring such prices to the attention of the
One class of dealers and millers the Food Administration proposes to go
alter comprises millers and dealers in corn meal and other cereal substitutes
Who have taken advantage of the flour shortage and "50-50" combination sale
to extort unreasonable profits on corn meal and similar products. The
wheat conservation program has been hide back by profiteers in corn meal aad
other cereal substitutes and these gentlemen evidntly have something com
lng to them from the Food Administration.
"The Food Administration in North Carolina and throughout the United
States has determined to make itself 100 effective," declared Mr. Page ia
discussing the situation. "In every instance the legitimate interest of pro
ducer, consumer aad dealer will be conserved, but wilful violations of Food
Administration rules and regulations, designed as war measures to assist our
Government In winning this war, will not be tolerated and will be punished to
the extent of the law. Our new system of inspection, reinforced by oar
authority to require special reports of any dealer, class of dealers or indi
viduals at any time, and the authority of our inspectors to examine books,
accounts, invoices and other records of all dealers will enable us te promptly
spot violations and punish offenders. This greater effectiveness will re
dound to the benefit of patriotic and honest and unselfish producers and dealers
as well as consumers."
IMPORTATIONS OF FLOUR IS TABOO
TATE FOOD ADMINISTRATOR HENRY A. PAGE CALLS UPON DEALERS
TO REFRAIN FROM ORDERING FURTHER FLOUR FROM OUTSIDE
MILLS "NORTH CAROLINA HAS HER SHARE."
GEO. A. GASH
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE
I: - AND
Collections a specialty. Deeds
arid Mortgages prepared, and
Contracts written at reasonable
TRYON, N. C.
ATTORNEY AT LAW
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Kind of Materials
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SALUDA, N. C.
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complete stock of general merchan
dise. Everything will be new and
the best the market affords. As us
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consistent witn tne quality of goods
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S- is played.
An account at this bank classes you as
one of the progressive and substantial
citizens of your community. No better
time than now to start that account.
Come in and.let's talk it over.
BAlNIK OF TRYON I
V. T. LINDSEY Pres
J. B. HESTER Cashier,
Having qualified as Executrix of
the estate of J. W. Kennedy, deceased
'ate.df Polk county, this is to notify
all persons having claims against the
state: of said deceasd to present
themj to the undersigned Executrix
"or payment on or before the 2nd day
of May 1919, or this notice will be
pleaded in bar of their payment.. All
persons indebted to said estate will
pleas' make immediate payment.
This 2nd day of Mav 1918.
THjEODOSIA JONES KENNEDY,
Walter Jones, Atty. 4t
NOTICE OF SALE.
lUltifh. Further importations of floury into North Carolina until the next
at are in effect forbidden by State F6od Administrator Henry A. Page.
The practice of flour conservation in North Carolina has been so general, and
th sarlas; so great, that a large number of the small mills which have here
tofore been able only t supply the immediate communities have accumulated
considerable quantities of flour which is available for shipping to other mar
kets. It is the purpose of Mr. Page to divert this flour to those markets in
North Carolina which have heretofore imported flour from the larger mills
otUaide the State, which, almost without exception, are in position to pack
fiour for export and supply the demands of the Army and Navy and our Allies.
The Food Administration will assist in bringing together those mills
wnich have flour for sale and the dealers in other sections of the State who
desire to purchase it. Mr. Page's statement inaugurating the new plaa
la as follows:
"Based on th total supply in the United States for home consumption
and considering the decreased consumption by our people, there is within
the borders of North Carolina our share and more of flour. This being true 1
mm calling on the wholesale and retail merchants of North Carolina to refrain
from sending further orders for flour to mills outside of North Carolina, The
larger mills which have been accustomed to ship tremendous quantities of
flour into North Carolina are most of them close to export points and all of
Uwm are in position to pacl flour for export. Where merchants in some
parts of North Carolina could secure flour from outside mills cheaper than
they can from North Carolina mills which have flour available. I am roinr tm
ask them to take the home lour even at a higher price.
"I do not pretend to say that there is sufficient flour in North Carolina ta
supply anything like the normal demand. What I do mean to sav i. th.t if
we are to supply our Allies with the quantity they must have we have
much flour in North Carolina as we are entitled to and' a. much U Ltio
a. the people of any other State or section-and we have noT d moT."
oag' requ8t to flour dealers to refrta Tom purchasing Z imt.
tt. Ft Administration that all dealer, will be expected to comply Wk th.
Che request and that any disregard of the request wiU be Xed un J!
stroma disfavor hj the Food Adminiitration; looked upon wttk
By Virtue of an order of the Clerk,
jf the": Superior Court of Polk county
made in the Special Proceeding en
Litled.f "W. J. Scrivens, Administrator
)f J. T. McQure, deceased, vs. Jane
McClure, Floyd McClure, and others,"
therein, the undersigned was ap
pointed commissioner, the said under
signed commissioner will sell at pub
ic auction to the highest bidder, for
ash, in front of the Post Office in the
Town iof Tryon, County of Polk and
Uate of North Carolina, on Tuesday
he 4th day of June, 1918, at 11
'clock a. m., the following described
and and premises, to wit:
A tract or parcel of land situate
:n the? Town of Tryon, County of
Polk and State of North Carolina,
md described as follows to wit:
Beginning at a point on the Smith
Cleveland line, which bears south 89
deg. 20 min. East from a rock and
distant-373 feet therefrom, said rock
being the northwest corner of the said
Smiths subdivision; thence with said
Smith-Cleveland line south 89 deg
2o min East 300 feet to a stake, the
northwest corner of lot No. 5 in said
subdivision; thence and with the line
of lot No 5 south 0 deg. 40 min. west
177 3-10 feet to the northern margin
of the Cleveland road, as located Oct.
1900; thence in a southwesterly di
rection; and in northern rnargin of
said road about 354 feet to a stake,
the northeastern corner of lot No. l
said subdivision; thence north 0 deg
40 min. east 296 feet to the begin
ning, containing 2 acres, more or
Being lots Nos. 2, 3, 'and 4 in
Smiths Subdivision to the Town of
Tryon and were conveyed to J. T
McClure'y deeds from Geo. A. Smith
and Frances L. Smith, all of which
are fully referred to in petition filed
in the f above entitled proceeding.
This f nd day of May, 1918.
W.;J. SCRIVENS, Commissioner.
Walter; Jones, Atty. , 4t-pcL
Never Say "Enough"
was getting the worst of
it in a fight was asked if he would say
"enough?" He replied: "If I had strength
left to say that, I wouldn't be licked. "
That's the proper spirit. Never give up.
A quitter never gets any where If hard
luck strikes you;- brace up and go on just as
bravelyas you can, How ever, a little sav
ings accountat the bank has carried manv
a man through' a tight place. Better begin
now before hard luck strikes, and open a
little savings account with us.
BAN K of S ALU OA
Saluda, N. C.
HENRY P. CORITIt, Pres. JOHN B. CANNON, Y-Pres. PRE2T0N H. BAILEY, Cash.
M ' Jl . mi '
I COTTAGE FOR RENT.
Eight rocm Cottaere now occunied by !
Mrs. John Wilcox will be for rent on j
June first. f
' W. T. LINDSEY, j
. LTRYON, N. C.
This Bank is for People who
Want to Improve their Financial Condition.
nT1 le,fc us serve yu? A checking account is most
convenient in the payment of bills. It is the safest receipt.
A Savings account is the sure xload to an eventual com
petency. We solicit your: account. !
CAROLINA STATE BANK.
DAV?D5-. BARROW W C ROBERTSON. O. C CONNER H. B.
i UrM4.. T. i ;
f . Vice Presidents Cdi i