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VOL. XXIV N0.18.
1 BEADY FOB -POLK
01 i TImo Until tVi Ritr
U!v a onoi t -o
SHOW VH1 lOivc lave
at Columbus. ;
Uyolr EXHIBITS READY
r,, T.ist. of the Polk
fnie nnH heinc distrib-
fl rapidly as possible. A glance
(1 J eVifvtir Viaf al
ii h paUCo vviii f""" w""
t0" it; raised, crown.
or manufactured in Polk coun
l taken cave of this year.
TV premiums are indeed nuerai,
i we hope to see strong competi
fi ... tha winnine: of these prem-
Pn a nil vears when we should
Ps- V... t;V ic tV.i5 vP!ir. The
,-a 1 DIET r ciu J" j
Vorth Carolina , have been preach
ed entreating with the people for
. ..- mico mnrp food prons
lie vpar. anu c ucn.c
ntv has aone uei paim
' v- tVipn hrinc some of the
fi'of vour efforts to the Fair and
test iu ,, , ij rn,
off the wonci wnm uiu wnv vau uu.
fhe men connected with .the Fair
1 ...vl-inrr firiA sdiAminff for
W months past to arrange an exhi-
tion that WOUKl 111 evciy wcijr
lit to the county, and we flatter
irselves that we have succeeded in
,r effort. It is now up to the f ar
ks and others of the county to
in the exmDits ana maKe tne
tir the success that, it should be.
Emember thatthis affair is not in
Iy sense a money maniug scuciuc,
t every official connected with it is
in? his utmost to make the Fair a
te success from purely local pride.
e believe that we have the best
mtv in North Carolina, and it is
fcto'the farming class of the county
iore than any one class to snow xne
orld that we have not been mistaken
We want to call your especial at-
rtion to two new departments cre
Mthis year Curios and Relics, in
large of Mr. T. H. Coggey, of Try
m, ana r.imerais, quarry ana r orest
Products, in charge of Mr. E. W. Ded-
ond, of Columbus. These are both
sry important, and can be made
'ery interesting to the people of Polk
untv. , .
r TO OUk CORRESPONDENTS.
AV.great manyof r our., correspon
dents have, been 'very- lax about send
ing. in their, letters, for the past five or
six, weeks. ,1 Just remember that we
are sending a ' great many of our pa
pers to the boys , at the training
camps, and also to those who have
gone across the sea to fight Liberty's
battle for ..you and me. Think how
eagerly they search the paper for
news from the immediate locality
from which-they came.
You riot only owe it v to yourself,
your community and your county to
take more pains in this matter, but
you owe it to the boys in khaki.
Inmk this matter over and wake up.
w. s. s.
FRYON, N. C FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1918.
$10 A YEAR
OUR FRIENDS OVER THE COUNTY
Som Items of General Ihterwt Gathered By Our Correspondent From V
SectMns of Polk County
Mr. Dedmond has already gone to
ork soliciting exhibits for his de-
lartment.a nd asks the cordial help
ii every citizen of the countv to help
lake a creditable exhibition. If you
ave any mineral specimens, get them
a shape and take them to Columbus
pd turn them over to Mr. Dedmond
fcr exhibition. Polk countv nossess-
V many minerals. Heln -to rather
jperanens and take them to the Fair,
ft might be the means of stimulating
fming in the county, and thus be
re means of bringing much money
ito the county. We trust that the
aw mill men of the county will finish
w wine nice specimens of the dilier
Pt woods. We are well blessed with
fany different kinds of timber, so
Ks et good specimens of each and
pn ourselves what we have.
Don't forget the date October
and 11, at Columbus.
. w. S. S
Mrs. J. Walter Dear, of George
town, S. C, is visiting her cousins on
Miss Poeser, of Columbia, S. C., is
spending a few weeks in the city.
Mrs. Duncan -and children, of Con-
verse, S. C, have returnd horn after
spending, ten days at the Better Baby
Mrs. Keren, of. Columbia, S. C, is
spending some time in the city.
Mrs. Gibson and little daughter, of
Spartanburg have retusned home rf
ter spending a week'or more at the
Better Baby Camp.
Mrs. Duboise and family, of Cam
den,, S. C, who were occupying the
Bushnell cottage have returned to
their home. "
Miss Bertie Rhodes, of Greenville,
is the guest of the Misses Cullipher.
Messrs, Lois Ward and Doran Fish
er left ior the North today where
they will jojin the Marine Corps.
Misses' Anna Bell and Emily Rhodes
have returned to their home in Green
ville after visiting Misses Hazel and
Miss; Eloise Harrison, student nurse
of the Steedley Hospital, Spartan-
Durg, has returned home after spend
ing. several weeks in Saluda.
Mrs. 3. I. Hazard and Miss Marga
rot. Palmer spent Thursday in Hen
Mrs. Emmons Welch and little son
Emmons Jr., are expected this week
io n ihit; the- former's'' parents', I)r, and
Mre.tf..Lr league. -Mrs.
W. D. Palmer and daughters
Margaret and Sadie, of Georgecown,
S. C, left on Wednesday morning for
their home, after spending a month
or more at the lona Lodge.
Lieut. McDowell, of Camp Wads
worth, was registered at the lona
Mrs. W. H. Andrews, of Andrew
S. C, is a visitor in the city.
Mrs. McDowell arrived from Ohio
on Tuesday to meet her son, Lieut.
McDowell from Camp Wadsworth,
Spartanburg. S. C.
w. s. s.
MILL SPRING ROUTE 1.
"Miss Mary Shehan, of Rutherf ord
ort, spent last week with TtTiss Mossie
Edwards. . '
Miss Dorcas Edwards was thp ffnpsf
of Miss Bernice -Wil son. Tupso'nv
night. ' . .
The little son of Tom "Wilson is in
the hospital with a very damaged leg.
as caugnt m a cog wneel.
Mr. L Odel and son. Tolbert. madp
a business trip to ' SDartanburcr' last
Mr. L. H. Shehan. of Inman. S. C.
spent Saturday at A. A. Edwards'-
Mr. and Mrs. Ogle, of Chesnee. are
visiting their daughter, Mrs. Ed Allen.
There will be a box-sunDer at Leb-
a non school house, Saturday night.
Those who wish to bring boxes and
take part, are cordially invited to do
Misses "Mossie. Dorcas. Maererie. Sup
and Gilbreath Edwards went to Ruthn
erf ordton, Monday, to have dental
Miss fha Skipper." Mav and Odessa
Searcy, attended services at Lebanon
Good luck to Pearidee corresDon-
dent as you go away to school. We
wish you much success.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Elliott, Mr. and
Mrs. T. L. Womack and' children,
went -on a mountain trip, last week.
Visited Chimney Rock, Asheville and
other beautiful places, and report a
The singing convention at Sandy
Springs, Sunday, was an interesting
affair, there being about -four choirs
that sangi Brooklyn, Sandy Springs,
Melvin Hill! and Greens Creek. The
singing was good and everybody
seemed to. enjoy the day.
Several young men have been call
ed from this place to the military
training camp recently. Tom John
son was rejected on account of phys
ical disability and came back home,
Miss Mabel Gilbert's school closed
here last Friday, as she has accepted
a position as saleslady in Mr. John
Lawter's store at Cooley Springs, S.
The -protracted meeting here result
ed in the addition of about twenty
three to the- church.
We had -, a collision here Sunday
night, when an auto ran into a buggy
and almost demolished it, but fortun-
ately therd was no one hurt.
' Cotton i beginning to open and
fodder is Ibeing pulled and fall work
has beguivin earnest.
There were three of Uncle Sam's
boys at the meeting here, Saturday
night, who also took in the singing at
Sandy Springs, Sunday. They then
hiked tox jPhesnee, en route to Camp
Dr. Head is erecting a new resi
dence neat his own, which his parents
will occupy in the future.
SONGS YOU SHOLD KNOW.
BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC.
AH the topic now is registration
i' It Will hr nlmncf n-r miifo lilrn Q
'e-notice that a lot of people did
. 1 eomPlv with the gasoline request.
;jIr'0 people are not. 1 oval till thf-v
ave to be.
Jss Ola Johnson, a Nun at Steed-
pitai, Spartanburg, S. C, vis
W s:ster. Mrs. John Rhodes, and
j "-''anves and friends.
Harnp. Jones passed through
mi on his return home, at Burton,
L- last Monday. s
Mr. T a T: i ..
itorlf r A-ll'vy na.s soia out ins
),.;! .f merchandise at the old com
,:ore, to W. S. McCall, who will
hov ?V m Covil drove through
'mv t N LO ioia, near Spartan
10 .S(. their grandmother, hav-
,e,;vfc(l a message that she was
viK-lna Jnes of Asheville, was
,'or ,n Lynn ast week
labor Ti' y0tn IIos'ery Co., observed
I v. 1Ja' by working hard all day.
i .t Uimo Rimy will leave in a
Mr. J. M. Barber and family, and
Mr. W. G. Egerton spent Monday at
Camp Wadsworth visiting relatives
A number of people from here at
tended the revival services at Silver
Creek, last week. Every one who
went report a good meeting. There
were fifty-three additions to the
church, fifty-two by baptism, and one
Leader for Christian Endeavor next
Sunday, Mr. Twitty Thompson. Sub
Mrs. J. M. Lewis visited Mrs. W. G.
Mr. Reagan Bradley, from Camp
Sevier, spent the week-end with home
Mr. Nesbit Walker has moved his
family to the Mile Inn.
Mr. J. H. Gibbs spent Monday in
Landrum getting his car repaired.
Mr. Claude Lewis made a flying
trip to Spartanburg, Monday.
Let's everybody have something
good for the Fair. We hope we can
et a good book.
With the very best wishes for the
NEWS and our soldiers.
W. S. S.
POLK COUNTY RED CROSS.
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A. limnv Will lenvo in n fpw
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C, where he
a fi-ion with the Roys-
r'von tj " J";iiimett, Supt. of the
kkcVy Co- has sold his new
'Jft'ls ''n?u-xvni invest in Liberty
is L?r. Xai" Savings Stamps. He
-!ie icouest of
,:j;yajlr :ot to waste-gasoline
. , UrtZ. CtC.. On S,l7,r Mr W
nv ris wiiIir-S to deprive
moiE I:1!111'0 wight gel
11...-A,. r " "'W, to heln '.he
ujp. ins seems .0 us
Pftove dl lk and a patriotic
Ke"0t ncglect to register.
Ulotlc day, Sept. 28.
A glorious meeting has been held
at Silver Creek for the past two weeks
conducted by the pastor, Rev. J. B.
Arledge, assisted by Rev. Ralph Mor
gan, of Landrum. This breaks the
record for Silver Creek, there being
fifty-two conversions. People from
the surrounding country visited this
meeting and were converted. Two
baptizings were held, one on Wednes
day and one on Sunday. Quite a large
crowd witnessed these services from
the banks of Green river. May the
Lord bless these ministers for the
faithful work done in our midst. We
feel like the Lord was there at Silver
Creek, ready to save souls at the be
ginning of the meeting.
Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Arledge motored
to Spartanburg, last Sunday, to see
their son, Bona, who expects to leave
Camp Wadsworth for overseas duty,
Mr. Reagan Bradley, of Greenville,
S. C, spent Saturday and Sunday at
Mrs. Martha Jones and daughters,
Nora and Edna, attended church here,
Quite a surprise to the community
was the marriage of Miss Blanche
Arledge and Mr. Dewey McMurray,
which was solemnized at Spartanburg
the past week. Blanche is the at
tractive daughter of Mr. Hamilton
Arledge. Mr. McMurray is the son
of B. McMurray, of this section.
Misses Abbie and Alice Arledge
and brother, George, visited friends
in this section for 'the past week.
Mrs. Esther Early and children vis
ited at E. W. Bradley's, last week.
Hurrah for "the Polk County Fair.
Let everybody prepare something to
take to the Fair.
W. S. S.
Experts Will Hold Five Such
Meetings in Different
Parts of County.
FIRST MEETING AT TRYON.
Beginning September 16th, 1918,
the Division of Animal Industry, of
North Carolina, in cooperation with
the A. & E. College and Department
of Agriculture at Washington, D. C,
will conduct a series of poultry
schools in Polk county, as follows:
Mine eyes have seen the coming of the glory of the Lord;
He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wratth
He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword
His truth is marching on.
I have seen him in the watch-fires of a hundred circling camps
They have builded Him an altar in the evening dews and damps
I can read His righteous sentence by the dim and flaring lamps
His day is marching on.
I have read a fiery gospel, writ in burnished rows of steel;
'As we deal with My contemners, so with you My grace
Let the Hero,' born of woman, crush the serpent with his hee.
Since God is marching on.
He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat,
He is sifting out the hearts of men before His judgment sea.
Oh! be swift, my soul, to answer Him! be jubilant my feet!
Our God is marching on. t
In the beauty of the lillies Christ was born across the sea,
With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me;
As he died to make men holy, let us die to, make men free,
While God is marching on.
Julia Ward Howe
Mr. and Mrs. G. S. Whiteside and
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Gibbs motored to
Camp Wadsworth, Saturday, to see
Messrs Terrell Taylor and Frank
Mills left, Monday, to begin work on
an ammunition factory in Tennessee.
Prof. Hyder closed his successful
term of singing school, at Big Level,
last Friday. .u-- . ,
Miss Bertha Dalton, teacher of bun
ny View school, spent the week-end at
her home, near Chimney Rock, with
her brother, who left for Camp Jack
son, August 26th.
We are glad that little Cleo Feagan,
who has been ill for a few days, is
able to be in school again.
Rev. Wright, of South Carolina, be
gan his pastoral work at Cane Creek,
Messrs. Noah Lynch, Uzzejl and
Bona Helton, enjoyed a chicken roast
last Saturday night.
Mr. Reuben R. Wilson who has
been at Camp Crane, Allentown, Pa.,
has gone overseas. He was in the
Mrs. Wavis Coggis visited her
mother, Mrs. A. J. Dimsdale, Sunday
Private Zibba Wilson, who is "over
there," wrote home that he would
ike to hear from all his friends, boys
and girls, here. His address is Co.
120th Inf. via N. Y., A. J. r.
Miss Bertha Dalton spent Saturday
night with Miss Annie Wilson.
In suite of the hot weather and
pressing need of service of children
in the fields, much interest is being
Greens Creek, Tuesday,
Mill Spring, Wednesday, Sept. 18,
Sunny View, Thursday, Sept. 19,
Columbus, Friday, Sept. 20, school
These poultry schools will open
with the regular school hour, and run
all day. A poultry specialist will be
in charge, with charts, models of im
proved houses, coops, etc., bulletins,
blue prints, plans for houses, etc.
Also culling demonstrations will be
conducted to teach the farmers how to
know the laying hen; from the "slack
ers," and how to cull the flock forB
Men, who are interested in better
poultry, as well as all women,' boys
and girls, are urged to come and
bring lunch for an old-itme eschool
day, and eat together and have one
good social day, as well as one of
We will have more to say about it
Watch the POLK COUNTY NEWS,
how it is pulling for the upbuilding of
Polk county. And every person in
Polk county who will not PULL FOR
THE UPBUILDING 6f the county
should PULL OUT. I
J. R. SAMS, County Agent. '
w. s. s.
The Juniors have received their
first allotment from Atlanta Head-
nuarters. Thev are asked to furni-sh
as soon as possible, two hundred ton
que depressors. These are small
wooden articles used to hold down the
tongue when looking at the throat.
The different groups in me cuuiity
will each make its share, mere is no
Junior organization as yet in Tryon,
so tW Boy Scouts are to do their
Advices from Atlanta announce
that Junior allotments will be made
through Mrs. Holmes as head of the
Woman's work committee, and that
work will be returned to the chapter
headquarters at Tryon for shipment.
Miss Virginia Bland has agreed to
act as secretary for the membership
committee for the entire chapter. She
will have charge of the membership
lists. Manv members have not paid
their dues 'for 1918. The lists of
those unpaid will be placed m the
hands of a representative of each
hmnch in the countv. So remember
to be on the look out for him when he
comes to remind you 01 your over
sight. Fifty cents out of each dollar
of membership money is credited to
the branch to which the member be
longs, for the purchase of materials
for that-branch's use.
Miss Dora Edwards visited rela
tives and friends in Lynn, recently.
Mr. Austin Fisher has been at his
father's the past week.
Miss Emma Salley has returned to
Mr. L. E. Hipp and family attend
ed church at Silver Creek, Sunday.
Also Miss Abbie, Mrs. J. S., and
Miss Irene Salley is quite busy
Mrs. J. B. Arledge has been quite
sick the past week.
A little more sleep, a little more
slumber, a little more folding of the
hands and summer will soon be gone.
Mr. H. L. Arledge returned Satur
day, from Wadesboro, N. C.
Miss. Orpha Fisher and Mrs. Wait
sel Garrett visited the school last
week. Why not more of the patrons
do likewise? It will help both teach
er and pupil.
A recipe for sulphuring beans:
String and break snap beans as for
cooking; boil one-half hour, drain", put
in a basket or cloth; then place beans
in a large box suspended from a pole,
with a tablespoonful of sulphur to a
peck of beans. Ignite- sulphur and
cover box so smoke will remain en
tirely inside. When all sulphur has
burned, pack beans t in stone jar.
There wil be another baptizing at
Silver Creek, next Sunday, at Hamil
ton bridge, on Green River. Every
body is invited to attend the meeting
npxt Saturdav at 3 d. m. Go and see
what will be done.
Grandma Sherman, of Henderson-
ville, is visiting her daughter here.
Liphus Jackson, of Campobello, vis
ited his grandma Jackson, one day
Miss Esther Gibbs, teacher of Sand
Will school, visited her Darents at
Mill Spring, last week-end.
Miss Leona Sherman, of Hender-
sonville. is visitincr at the home of
Messrs. Mont and John Burgess and
Joe Thompson motored from Spar
tanburg, last Saturday.
Glad to note that Mrs. Eli Jackson
Honor roll for Sand Hill school for
week ending August 30tn: irst
grade, Francis Jackson, Carrie and
Clarence Lytle, Annie McCrain and
Robert Half ord; second grade, Broad
us McCrain, third grade, Arthur
Jackson; fourth grade, Barrett Mc
Crain and Theophilus Jackson; sixth
grade, Alice McCrain and Roy McMurray-
manifested in the Sunny View school section, Friday.
Some one who has not been at work,
we suppose, has decided to work and
not to fight,, as we have an axe and
hand saw missing. Perhaps he will
work whether he aims to or not. At
least he stands a good chance to learn
All streams are drying up rapidly,
Although we have suffered but little
for rain. All the rains since 1916
have been surface rains. Many
springs have gone dry.
So much has been said, in the
NEWS about rattlers, and sending a
ship load to Germany, etc., that one
chief started to see me about it to
day. He got close by, when to his
surprise Govan Constant came along
and halted him with a salute from
his shot gun. He was about four
feet long and of the dark variety. He
died with his "specks" on, shedding
time with him.
Messrs. J. L. and James Jackson,
of Spartanburg, S. C, were in this
bv both teachers and pupils. Attend-
anec is fine; the work of the literary
society being a good incentive, lhe
school is Dlannine a service flag in
honor of her eighteen boys who have
so nobly responded to the "Call of the
Get ready for the Fair.
w. s. s
TRYON ROUTE 1.
With good crops and good news
from the front, we are justabout as
happy as needs be.
Two Mormon elders passed through
this section last week.
H. Jones and wife visited at Spar
tanburg one day last week in the in
terest of Mrs. Jones' health.
Silver Creek church was well rep
resented from this section Sunday at
the baptizing. Twenty-four were
baptized, making fifty-one in all.
John Pace started to the Merchant
Marine, Aug. 28th..
We hear that officers captured a
On Saturday last Mr. Marvin Ed
wards was given an evening party
The parlor was tastefully decorated
in green and white, even the games
were carried out with the color
scheme, and with the gifted hand of good still in the upper portion of the
his godmother all were made nappy cove one aay last weeK.
and delighted on the occasion. Yet E. J. Bradley hauled away one of
we feel the color scheme, as the time the finest loads of melons grown in
is approaenmg nearer 01 tne aeparx- i this section, so said to be by those
ure of Marvin to tne traimng camp. wn0 know, one dav last week.
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May ms iamer ;wim a minion otner u Arledge and familv. of South
Carolina, have been visiting the for-
mnv's father, Clement Arledge, the
past week, returning home Saturday.
w. s. S-
MILL SPRING ROUTE 2. 4
patriots say, "America, here s my
Mr. Ray Edwards is home from the
wTest, on a visit ere he leaves for camp
in answer to his country's call.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Jack Thomp
son, a son.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Govan Searcy,
a Son. I Mr Rolfrm Taplrcnn anA fanrnltr via-
Born to Mr. and Mrs. John Owens, ited ;elatives at Camp Wadsworth.
home of his brother and sister. Mr. . -m very m at tnis
John and Miss Sallie. wxitmg.
Mr. Flovd Tonev came down for a Mrs. Mmma Whiteside visited Mrs.
short while from the power line camp. G. P. McGuinn, Sunday.
Misses Pearl and iUssie Edwards Mr. Wilbur Gihhs railed at. th
gave a dinner party to tneir old and home of Mr. Landrum Jackson. Sun-
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vaiuea inenas. au enioyea a sump- iav afternoon.
tuous dinner and water melon feast.
Pearl and Essie leave for Brevard
school this week. "
Many on the route attended servic
es at Silver Creek, Sunday and Sun
Messrs. rams and Nance are re
covering from the sad accidnts which
had befallen them.
Let's all who can be a Good Sama
ritan to our county paper and faith-
Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Gilbert visited
Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Helton. Sundav
Mr.. Oscar Biddy, who has been
home on a ten days' furlough, return-
eu w tamp oevier, Saturday.
Misses Dezzie and Bettie Brown.
from Rock Hill, S. C, are visiting rel
atives on tne route.
Sunday school ! at Cooner fian has
been changed to 2 o'clock in the af-
ful editors by supporting tne paper,
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auu uy seuumg il w juui suii, ur uear teruoon. JliVeryDOuV IS
ones "over there, who are so anx-lcome and take a part. "
ious to hear the home news. j 1 Success to the NEWS.