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POLK COUNTY NEWS. TBYON, N. 0.
By GERTRUDE ATHERTON,
Author of "The Californlans," "The
Conqueror," "The Bell in
the Fog," Etc.
A few days ago an American whose
Joyalty has been undeviating from- the
beginning of the war said to me: "If
' the Germans win
I.shall become an
to their Kultur,
arguing that since
they had won
against such fear
ful odds, and
the whole world
lined up against
them, their theory
of life and con
duct must be
right and ours
Gertrude Atherton. The in c I d e n t
would not be
worth mentioning If it were not for the
reflection that the American race
worships Success. For generations It
has toadied to wealth, no matter how
Ill-gotten, and every man who achieves
power, by whatever devious ways, is
ecretly envied and openly courted
The majority of Americans are easy
going, indifferent, unideallstlc and not
VerV Clever. TTlPV nro ler nfoncolv
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personal and only ask to be let alone.
It is possible that the mass, there
fore, unless it has a real awakening,
would, provided the Germans, In the
remote event of victory, were adroit
enough to leave them a large amount
or individual liberty, shrug their shoul
ders and say: "Well, guess they must
be right or they couldn't win out
Nothing to dp but come round. Times
This is an abominable prospect, but
it is to be faced. Our world, over here
In the event of German domination
would be divided into two classes-
mean converts and proud Irreconcila
bles for even In this new and com
posite country there are enough men
ana "women with high Ideals and in
violate souls to despise a race with
out a gleam of spirituality, of sports
mansnip, or decency and rood man
ners, in whom cunning has taken the
piace or intelligence, and that wins
only by driving Its millions of cowed
suDorainates to mathematical slnmrh
ter. One cannot even resDect such a
xs euougn 10 nate it. it Is as If one
naa Deen attacked by a herd of wild
animals from the jungle. Those that
escape being devoured- may at least
withdraw as far as possible, not re
mould themselves into a semblance of
wild beasts with a lust for human flesh
"Cock-Surenesa a Bluff."
! I have not tbe faintest notion that
tne Germans will win. All the proba
Diiitles are against it Moreover, if
one projects his mind forward it Is in
conceivable that history can read that
way. The general conditions of the
world are not what they were in the
Fifth Century that is to say, unless
the idea grew Insidiously that it was
(the destiny of the Germanic race to
, win and rule the earth :
: that it was the destiny of Earth to re-
verc to tne Fifth Century and begin
over agaln. It is incredible thnt mr.h
a thought should take possession of
any eaucated man's mind, but the
irouDie is tnat our famous fund nffwl
,sive) cock-sureness is only a.bluff.- As
a race we are not really sure of our-
beives. vve prove that by blindly ac
cepting the European-made reputation
u iiesuanng to create and come out
ooiaiy ror our own. Thosp of nc tv,o
think and have the power to visualize
me iuiure must be on the alert every
moment to counteract this
of an uncrystalllzed race to accept the
fill a -M . .
outss 01 vngnx. as a matter of course
and unconsciously adapt Itself to thp
inevitable." We must be known as
.,uie iukuuonciLABLES, and If we
iue a aennite uncompromising stand
there will be only ne result th
of real courage who might otherwise
; uok upon a new future "phllosoDhirni
: I it" iIIT x. .
uot oniy wake up under the
.direct example, but will be ashamed
lu ub reckoned as mere numbers in
the great mass of h
1 There is no such Insidious lowering of
j morale threatened as this, because it
;iS,7 OE merman, Pacifist or Socialist
origin. It is born
weakness and national snobbery. The
iiC7 T 1 De a vast mass of inertia,
; only- a party of sleepless Irrecon-
j v-i.uuies win combat and diminish It
What did IOU do to win the
When our brave boys come back
and ask you this question, what
will be your answer?
Can you say that you did
possible for you to do?
That you saved and served and
sacrificed to the utmost?
I tnJrV? 01 that the men
I fD batt,e 1,ne ere defend-
Y0UR Liberty and YOUR m
try, you loyally stood behind
J ipeith Word and deed?
F NOT, WHY NOT?
Think it over.
- National Security Ltflue,
i " Weit44th St., N. Y. C.
,; v4M BBfe-v AM We Are ft
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HTA?7TrtND SSnnpov TrpH Tires are nnm thi
-E standard brand tires on the market made witlx fhand-
1 'T 5 Jl i h CV
some aiscK x reau ana rcea oiaes.
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Others, imitating Diamond in color combinatiQn'have
failed to pass the strenuous tests of quality demanded by
actual service. They imitated color ony Diamond qtiality
they could not duplicate. rl!
Thus always with imitations! j
Motorists who drove on Diamonds in 1917 and previ
ous years demand Diamond mileage again in such jfium
berc that our factories are taxed to capacity. - I
For "Better Than Average Mileage at Less Than
Average. Cost, see a Diamond Distributor,
The Superior quality of Diamond Inner
( Incorporated )
1 udes has never been imitated 'IwriW
the diamond Rubber Co. Mflis 1
-wr m ill ii 1 1 III i n til i itrmnTTOVru..
Carry out MrHoover's request for ONE iipatt
ONE WHEATLESS DAY each week, and call' att AKd
articles: " " . dUentl(n to SUcll
FOR WHEATLESS DAYS: Corn Flakes P0Sf T
Rolled Oats, Yam Nuts, Yellow Meal, White Meal P ?tkl
and Corn Starch. ea1, Puffe Ric(
FOR MEATLESS DAYS: Fish FloL
Herring Roe, Shad, Crab Meat, Salmon, Tuna
John Orr Co.
Phone No. 14
Tryon, N. C.
CAROLINA HARDWARE e&.
Tryon, North Carolina
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America today la divided Into
two camps Americans and Alien
Those who are not for America
are against her enemies all.
Those who are idle, selfish or
eren indifferent are Aliens alien
to American interest.
Oftly the workers, "comrades in
this great enterprise," bear the
honored name Americans.
The investigating committee, re
ports that many of the great manu
facturing firms of the United States
have made enormous profits off the
people during the present war by
sharp and unfair methods ,such as in
erasing their capital stock on parjer,
paying apparently larger salaries to
employees, tnat is officers, so that
they would be entitled to a much" lar
ger sum of money in order to come
within the limit of per centage profit
allowed by the government. The
meat packers, as usual, and as was
expected, were the biggest hogs,
making about $110,000,000 in profits.
Ol all the disloyal and mean skunks
onjejatth it is a person or firm who
mak?j?s great wealth during such
time as this off increased s prices in
f oodjj. The firing squad wopld prove
veryij popular with the people if a few
suchii individuals were stood" up in
front; cjf it and made to pay the penal
ty oi! all other enemies to our coun
try , ;
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Blk;kberries will soon be ripe.
Seems as' if the boys and girls might
pick ithem and sell them and buy
Thrift jStamns if they are not more
EvkrV spendthrift adds to the war's
In Stock from 1 1-2 to 15 Horse Power.
The celebrated FAIRBANKS-MORSE
Water and Light Systems and complete
Line of Farm Machinery, Belting, Pul
leys and Machinery Supplies.
Write us if needing any
thing in our line. We can
make prompt delivery.
No. 211 Magnolia Street
Spartanburg, - - South C
Offers new assortments of exceptional values
the big qual-
The $75,000 Stock of the C. W. Brown sk Co.
on the special Bargain fables at prices that are thelUnder of the
buymg public. We must clear out this entire stock promptK
ana our need is vour onnnrfi
Red-Kid and White Reignskin
rumps, values to $8. Only
40 pairs left. Get first pick $2.95
' 8.50 Patent and . Vici Pumps
all widths from AAA to E.
This week $485
Misses Black English Walking
Shoes. Valued to $8.50--Our
prices this week. ....... $4.65
r?SIE?-.Men,s Women's Lnd
SSHosiery- Reduced prices
Men's Black and Tar! Oxfords
Valued at $9.00 will! go this
1 si 1
weeKior...... . - ci en
- - . . . . & L .kvh
$5.00 Men's Whith. irk Palm
Beach Oxfords. Spjecial. . .$2.45
Men's Tan Shoes ljoo values-
I t ce oe
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Attention Mr. Farmer!
fORD CARS AND WfBER WAGONS
h,vw f hin? madd of wood and iron is getting
' Pnn l l1 VlQe aU the time' We were fortunate
enough to place an order about nine months ogo for
rrTL l 'adf?ftlJeceIebrated Weber Wagon, all sizes,
4acie.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.
lCan SVe yU money vhiIe thy last, and will
sell on easy terms.
f J!Go!ft !u S?tting a few Frd Cars. Every
thT p l0tS f hauliri ould have one of
the new Ford Trucks.
Call and talk it overwith us.
THE TRYON MOTOR CO.
Armstrong, Laird cfiober and Ed
win Clapp shoes needed introduction
to the buying- public, ! 1
k- : '1,
Such bargains go like hot cakes. It
ly while a choice is left.
necessary to Jfmy prompt-
The Asheyilley Bootery, ihi.
WHY PAY TRIBUTE?
To StocK Insurance Companies,
S the old rliQKLxj7 f X.S yurseii trom loss by nre w
lt ZL, Mutual of North Carolina, at 25 per
- b companies will write you for.
Geo A. Gash, Agt.
Tryon, N. C.
llDon't forget to buv Thrift stamps.