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POLK COUNTY NEWS. TEYON, N. 0.
rt RECTOR FOR
.. T H. Griffith, of Kin-
OpV. l"r " ....
Ic 4 f e Invitntinn
Will ARRIVE OCT. 15.
J. H. Griffith, of
has accepted the call
by the vestry of Holy
and will arrive in Iry-
wife and two children,
o( c u pied
i 1 Si
a ,. 1 1 1 mil .i
ti0i .. '.t and the
ot T vv-d with his work that the
lilt u iavi Jianvi w iwv
the pulpit at
Julv and for part
familv, and hope their
i Trvon will be one of pleas-
and from a very short
with the gentleman, we
coming: will be one of
membership of Holy
1mT r.rirtith was rector of his church
. 'Vton l'or twenty years, lacking
: iiionths. and his congregation
vetUCiuiu lu pan wan mm.
iiidi'liinu iiaiiv ui zvniiii-"ii nub
complimentary notice re-
-fter nearly twenty years of ser
n rector of St. Mary's Episco-
ehuvoh m i ins cuy ine ivev. . j.
i!ith Wednesday evening at a
al meeting presented nis resig-
the vestry, which being left
without cuoiee irom ine wurumg ox
re resignation accepted it, and ap
pointed a committee to draw up a
Lmorial covering the splendid work
Mr. (innun during nis twenty
service wun uie cnurcn. 10
pot of the vestrymen the announce
ment of the rector came as a thunder
bolt from a clear sky. Ha is to go
to Tryon. in western North Carolina,
to take charge of. a very flourishing
church., and 'where he filled the pul
pit for several Sundays during the
"There was deep regret expressed
when it was learned that Mr. Griffith
had tendered his resignation. Had it
left any loophole for the vestrymen
to so act they in all probability would
have refused to accept. That was the
way that several expressed them
selves to a News man last night.
Had Mr. Griffith continued his con
nection with St. Mary's until Decem
k'1 he would have served the church
twenty years. The ties formed be
tween the pople of this community
and him and his excellent family are
of the strongest kind and sincere re
gret will be felt at their departure."
w. s. s
TRYON'S FRENCH ORPHAN.
The Past VVPolf. enialKr Lr, 1
Leon Levasseur's, Tryon's adopted
F rench Orphan's; - There were two
piano recitals,' Thursday evening and
T.ue,sry everting,-by JVIrS. Delos Hill
at Villa Barbara 1 the :
"- VUl H 111 1CSI-
dence. Seventy or eighty people at-
wenaea tne nrst concert, nearly as
many the last. But half of the latter
came aoout sundown rA
themselves on the spacious lawn,
with a basket supper. Enough funds
were raised from thP
to pay the boy his pledged annual sti
pend, ana . a balance that mav Vmln
his two younger "sisters, if w oi
1.. w . , , J " "Ul
reauy provided lor.
What his mother. ' in
tninKs ana says about it is embodied
m the following extracts from her
recent letter to a Tryon lady, which
has been translate W Twice. nn,-n
Avremesnil, the 23d of July, 1918.
I received this mnrnino- o if,.
from the "C
. . v- A 1UIC111IIC
Amencaine," reproaching me for not
having thanked you, for the help that
1 have received from you, dear
Mademoisselle, I am very much
touched by it. My little son, not
knowing how to write as yet, I have
therefore taken his place.
I lost his father in the offensive of
Champagne. He was killed the 26th
of September in the year 1915. He
was a farmer, 35 years of age, leav
ing me. three children, of whom two
are daughters, Bertha and Mariette,
aged seven and one years, and Leon
aged nine wears. They are now ac
tually three years older. I have
stayed away from my farm, too large
ior me to attena to with three children.
1 have kept two cows,
pension, of which I have
Two New Clubs for fcWar Work
Organized at Saturday
AN INTERESTING PROGRAM..
and have a
you can see that out of this we
get our living. At next St. -Michel
1 am going to live at Bourg, in a
small village. We shall have another
cow through the aid of our dear
I send you a photograph of mv
Please accept, Mademoisselle mv
respectful greetings, with our best
MRS. LEON LEVASSEUR...
W. S. S.
MATTER OF PUBLICITY.
Report of War Savings Stamps
sold by Tryon merchants, to date:
L R. Williams iO.OQ
Carolina Hardware Co 125.00'
Mn L. Jackson ; 000.00
John Orr & Co 35.00
E. E. Missildine 54.80
Tandy Belue 58.00
Joe Gurley 110.00
The Ballenger Co... 1,030.00
Wiikins & Co 54.50
W. S. s.
MRS HILL'S RECITAL.
for her recital
at the Library
frapospfl in the
chosen by Mrs. Hill
on Thursday evening
were varied, running
atti's Pastoral and Caprice,
sixteenth century, to
a fantastic little
:-:ir-- composed for the pianist,
to teacher. Mayer, of Atlanta,
o ry Mrs. Hill, from the
nal M. .S.
"netnor she intprnrpts tho
master, hetweenites, like Lizst, and
-"e author of Campanella, the soul of
tousio speaks, and all who listen are
,r"jwed to find that music, like love,
r--no time limit.
"idle" giving recitals at the Winona
--'auqua, Mrs. Hill received a very
wwnnjr offer for twenty-five con
!"'ts next season, so we can look for
hopefully, to hearing her again
oa-kn- return trip. -
POLK COUNTY RED CROSS.
We have several times touched on
this subject, but so far our warnings
seem .to have borne no fruit. We
have had one of the best posted law
yers in this section, Mr. Walter Jones,
to go into the matter from a legal
stand, and find out just what bodies
in Polk county were required to pub
lish statements, under the different
provisions of the statute. Mi. Jones
tells us that the following bodies and
persons, in Polk countv are REQUIR
ED, under the law, to publish annual
County Board of Education,
Incorporated towns and villages,
Tryon Graded School. . -Since
taking charge of the NEWS
just two of the above classifications
have complied with the law, County
Commissionersa nd Tryon Graded
School. The Board of Education,
Commissioners and Tryon Graded
exception of the town of Lynn, not a
single one are complying with the
'law. Yet, if you should accuse any
member of any of these bodies of not
being law abiding citizens, how in
dignant " they would become. But,
gentlemen, should any person over
whom you have jurisdiction fail to
comply with the law you would imme
diately start proceedings to compel
them to do so. Then don't you third:
you had better' first set the right
kind of exapmle and comply with the
We n?ay be competed to usi a lit
tle harsher me.iSt.ies if the puV.y
laws 'n this county are not co.npl' Ml
w. s. S
GOV. BICKETT IS COMING.
Unfortunately the rain kept many
people from attending the Patriotic
League meeting, held in the school
house, last Saturday evening, but
those who braved the storm were re
warded by a program of universal in
terest. Dr. Ayers, of Y. M. C. A. Unit, of
Camp Wadsworth, gave a very stir
ring patriotic address, emphasizing
the part women have alreadv nlaved
in the war work, and setting forth the
importance of a hi eh character stand
ard in the nresent. crisis.
At the close of the address of Dr.
Ayres, a pleasing dance was given
h six little fairies, followed by a
ery beautiful dance by Ella B. -'jlen.
ox Savannah, Ga.
The patriotic singing, assisted Dy
the Doubleday orchestra, was most
The organization of the Partiotic
League was preceded by a pageant,
"Heroines of History," a series of
girls who have in times of crisis, serv
ed and even saved the countries.
Tableaux 1; Miriam pleading with
Pharoah's daughter to save Moses
for the Hebrew children.
Singing, "Onward Christian- Sol
Tableaux 2; A Christian Martyr
who died that Christianity might be
Tableaux 3; Jeanne d'Arc, who led
France to victory.
Singing, "God Save the King."
Tableaux 4; Florence Nightengale,
who first went to battle fields and
Singing, "Yankee Doodle."
lableaux 5;- Mollie Pitcher
sprang to her husband's place,
his gun, after he fell in battle.
Tableaux 6; A Southern girl who
carried messages through the North
Singing, "Over There." .
Tableaux 8; A grouj of Patriotic
League girls in service uniform, Red
Cross nurses, ambulance drivers, far
merettes, munition workers, and the
group of younger girls, knitting, sew
ing lor French orphans, collecting: old
kid gloves, and buying War Savings
As a finale, the girls who
the previous scenes marched
i ig "America the Beautiful."
Miss Helen Rue, who is a war
worker of the Young Women's
Christian Association, gave a talk on
the work and purpose of the Patriotic
The Patriotic LeLague is an ideal,
not an organization, striving not only
to do a part of the work needed at
this crisis, but to raise the standard
of character of every girl in America.
Two clubs have been organized to
! carry on the work. The Girl Scouts,
under the leadership of Mrs. Eric
Lubeck, and a Comrade Club under
he leadership of Miss Julia Abrams.
These two clubs hope to accomplish
much as the Partiotic League of Try-on.
w. s. s.
WAR SAVINGS DRIVE.
We Have the Right Prices
Kind of Materials
to do your building. Full stock
Doors, Windows, Siding, Flooring
Ceiling, Shingles, Loths, Interior
Finish and Moulding, Rough and
Dressd Lumber- Carry complete
HEARON LUMBER CO.
SALUDA, N. C.
Your orders tor flooring, calling,
siding, finish, mouldings, framing.
We manufacture tills and can save
you money. See us for lath, brick,
doors and sash.
TRYON LUMBER CO, i
Think it Over!
WALTER JONES. ,
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Office up Stairs In
Jno. L. Jaek8en Ce Bld'fl.
In Your Home
You live in this county you believe in it you
love it because it's yonr county. Are you willing
for it to be listed as a SLACKER County? No! You
are not. Then let's get right down . to brass tacks
and put it on the honor roll. Its quota in War Sav
ings has not been reached; therefore we know you
will pledge your full part to help remedy this con
There will be a wind-up war savings drive in
this county during September.
Canvassers, acting under authority of the Uni
ted States Government will call upon you. You
must pledge to buy every single War Savings Stamp
you can to help save your county and your boys.
Any further information will be cheerfully given
you by Mr. B. L. Ballenger, County Chairman of
Polk County War Savings Association.
This Space Contributed by
THE BALLENGER CO.
Price $ 5.00
30 Days free Trial
1RY0N ELECTRIC SERVICE
thp I'ed Ci
many millions of Red
ts may know the plans of
oss for future knitting the
lowing- statement V,nc hern issnprl
i 'f' navp today in stock or on or
',c'r 1,400,000 pounds of yarn for dis-I'j-ion
to our . chapters. It is hop-
'hat wo may obtain some addition-
i-'n iiom wool unsuitable for
1: 1 1 .
total, however will be
below the ten million
last year. While the to-
wo can secure is being de-
are studying How to use
to produce only garments
Unless something intervenes to
change the date, Gov. Bickett will ad
dress the people of Folk county upon
war matters, at Columbus, on Sal.ur
lay, September i-xth.
.V r;vnn'r ts are being in:' e to
make an all-c'ay meeting of it A
brass band will be employed to iur
nish music for the occasion, and other
noted speakers will be with us.
Of course no Polk county meeting
would be a success without the old
fashioned basket dinner, so fill your
baskets full, and let's all go to Colum
bus on that day, and devote the en
tire day to matters of vital interest to
ourselves and our country.
Full particulars will be announced
just as soon as all arrangements have
Probably no man in the South has
attracted more attention by their ear
nest, patriotic addresses than Gov.
Bickett. His whole heart is in the
cause, so turn out and give him a
genuine Polk county welcome.
W. S. S.
WATER BECOMING SCARCE.
The week of September 9-15 has
been se: aside l'or the second and final
War S?vings Drive in Polk, couaty. It
is earnestly, hoped to be able to fill
our quota at that time.
home able campaigners have prom
ised to oe m the countv and lend as
sistance to the cause.
Polk county has not fallen down on
anything she goes into in the right
manner, and there is no reason why
she shouki at this time.
If you are not able to buy Liberty
Bonos you are aole to invest in v ar
Savings, or Baby Bonds.
w. s. s.
TIT ft 1 1
we received a request ier a nice
long "puff" from a citizen of Tryon,
this week, on stationery printed at an
out-of-town office. If everybody in
Tryon adopted the same tactice how
long do you suppose you would have
a newspaper in Tryon ?
W. S. S
GEO. A. GASH
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE
Collections a specialty. Deeds
and Mortgages prepared, and
Contracts written at reasonable
TRYON, N. C.
We Want D(t Odd D(fc?
This bank is here for the purpose of helping
out every worthy enterprise in Polk county both
old established or contemplated.
If you have an enterprise that you want to
push come to us and give us the data and we will
help you with it if it is feasible. Our success is
measured by the prosperity of our county and we
want everything to go with a whoop. If you have
any idea for the furthering of your business or for
the benefit of Polk county in generol we would like
to hear it and to help push it.
PEOPLES BANK & TRUST CO.
G. H. HOLMES
J. T. WALDROP
TRYON, N. C.
W. F. LITTLE
fOR SALE or LEASE!
On Tryon Mountian
Suitable for small first class
hotel, or for gentleman's
residence. A fine orchard,
vineyard, small fruits, as
paragus, etc, Address,
Stearns, N. C.
most essential. When a
(f) is roar-bod wp will an-
ur full nrnirnm nf km'trinc.
i r c-
Edition to this stock of yarn,
Cross has on hand 1,600,000
131,000 mufflers. 384.000
228,000 helmets, and 1,328,
of socks a total of 3.674.-
are hopeful there-
tllilt tVincn nrA m.nl. fV.i nAAl-
- ..i. ami auui uiuci ouui
garments as we shall be able
enable us to meet the
tf' nt requirements of our men
llri the C'Orm'ntr wintor Tr this
Onnf:tion it will be interesting to the
from September 1, 1917 to
whn Vioirr 1;;-. fx
'' 1918 the Red Cross distrib-
o,()00 knitted garments to the
- ouvv Ul I. I1H llllll.t'll Oly2.Lt:n.
same period 870,000 knit-
t a,'llt--l"s were sent to the Red
. (Jmmissioners in, France and
distribution to soldiers, sail-
civilians. . .,
Town Manager Blake was in the
NEWS office Wednesday, and con
veyed the startling information - that
Tryon's water supply was growing
dangerously short. He gives as a
reason that the ground was frozen all
last winter and did not , absorb the
1 r'rtwnilAVnKln O T1V
rams and snows, uuaiuciouic .
iety is resulting over the condition, as
we'll as discomfort, Saluda and Hen
dersonville, so he says, have had to
increase their supplies by pumping
fr-nm ntVior sources, but so far Tryon
has had enough water for ordinary
purposes. Mr. Blake requests every
one to use as little water as possible,
stop all leaks, and do not sprinkle
lawns until rains of sufficient amount
has relieved the situation.
Mr. Blake says that we have only
water enough to last during about one
hour of fire fighting. -So govern your
--W. s. s.
Tuesday night three illicit stills
were destroyed in Polk county by rev
enue officers, assisted by town mar
shal Wilson. Two parties, Dean Dur
ham and Shufart waiKer were cap
tured. Durham is a mere boy, only
about 15 years of age, but we are in
formed this is 'his second time to be
arrested on the' same charge, -
i n . i i 1
Lsy virtue ot the power vested in
me by a decree of the Superior Court
m the special proceeding entitled
J. G. Hughes, administrator of E. M,
Hughes, deceased, against Benjamin
Roberts et al, authorizing sale of land
to make assets, the undersigned will,
within the legal hours of sale, at Co
lumbus, N. C, at the court house
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30th, 1918,
sell to the highest bidder one town lot
situated in the town of Columbus,
county of Polk and State of North
Carolina and described as follows
Adjoining lot ot J. Lr. tiugnes on
Peak street, measuring fifty feet
Iront and one hundred and ninety-
eight feet deep, being lot No. 5 of the
F. M. Stearns plat. Terms of sale;
This the 30th day of August, 1918.
J. G. HUGHES, Commissioner.
J. F. BLACK, Hillcre.t Vineyard
NOTICE OFf LAND ENTRY.
W F. LITTLE
Tryon, N. C.
SALUDA, N. C.
During July, August and September,
To A. L. Pitman, Entry Taker ot roiK
Take notice that I, James Leonard,
the undersigned, of Polk county,
North Carolina, have entered and laid
claim to. and do hereby enter and lay
rlaim to the following described
niece or parcel of land in Tryon
Township, Polk County, State of
North Carolina, containing aoout
thirtv-fivfi acres, more or less, the
said land being vacant and subject to
entry under the laws of the State of
North Carolina. The said piece or
tract of land is described as follows,
Adiommg the lands of Cobb, Wil
J T 1 TT 1 i1J 4-T
son ana jonn nooeiugnt on me eei.
Hobemgnt on the south, lorn Mill
and others on the west, &-r, Wilson
ixM others on the north, containing
t.hirtv- five acres more or less.
Entered this 12th. day ot August,
1918. JAMES LEONAKJJ,
A. L. iPitman, ' . v Claimant.
Entry taker. ' i
Filed at 2 p. m., August I2th, 1918
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. Asyoa Know, we have one of the best
mechanics in the state, and prices are reasonable. We
also sell Goodyear tires and tubes and the very best
of oils, greases and . auto dressing.
P. G. MORRIS GARAGE.
This Bank is for People who
Want to Improve their Financial Condition.
Will you let us serve you? A checking account is most
convenient in the payment of bills. It is the safest receipt,
A Savings account is the sure road to an eventual com
petency. We solicit your account.
CAROLINA STATE BANK.
DAVID C. BARROW W C ROBERTSON, Q. C. SONNER
President Vie Prosideats
H. B. LNE
A young milk cow. Has been milk
ing two weeks. Apply
G. H. HOLMES.
W. To Laodsey