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VOL. XXIV NO. 20
Y. M. C. A. to Reproduce One
of their "Dugouts" at
our County Fair.
MAY BE SECURED.
Last week we told our readers that
we had secured promise of an attrac
tion for our forthcoming Fair that
Would be worth going miles to see. It
is a display by the Y. M. C. A., of one
(,t' thvir dug-outs, or huts, used in war
service "over there." In this all
kimhfof war work done by this organ
isation will be shown, and yo'u will
immediately see how their work is
railed on, what is done for our boys
by these good people, and where the
l.'oney uonated by the American pub-
s cxpcnaea. I
We are in receipt of a letter from
State Headquarters of the Y. M. C. A.
which reads as follows
"We would like to have an exhibit
at your Fair. Mr. Dunlap, our State
campaign director, is of the opinion
thai the best exhibit we could have
nvould be a Y. M. C. A. hut or dugout,
which could be very easily arranged
in your exhibit building or at some
other prominent spot on. the fair
grounds. In this "dugout," wecould
demonstrate certain activities and
distribute effective literature. We
will ,arrange to have soldier' talent
present; boys from your county or
city, and this fact alone will add to
the interest and effectiveness of this
occasion. If you can co-operate with
us by making the exhibit possible
unu unaugiug xoi us to uu some gooa
work, we can promise you that your
patrons will be furnished with some-,
thing that they will enjoy and profit
Our desire is to furnish you a
speaker on the best day of your fair,
who will in a brief yet definite manner
tell the story of the work now being
carried oh by the above mentioned or
ganizations, both over here and over
there. Please let us hear from you
as soon as possible, outlining your
personal ideas as to what arrange
ments you can make for the speaker
just mentioned, so as to afford him
the best possible audience. We will
also appreciate any other suggestions
CASE OF MYSTERY.
Our- readers will remember of our
piving an account of the death of
Capt, James Basey, several weeks
ago. Mrs. Basey refuses to give up
that the Captain is dead, and sends
Postmaster Stearns copies of letters
received from him after he had been
taken to the hospital, which are very
interesting, so much so that we are
producing extracts from them, and
are sorry that lack of space prohibits
publishing them in full. The first is
under date of July 23:
Base Hospital No. 31,
At last have a chance to write you,
and I know you will be glad to hear
that so far I'm getting along all right.
1 supposed you realized from the pa
pers that I have been in the big tight
that is now going on. It has been an
awful fight but you have read all
about that. I went over the top with
company on the morning of the
lKth at 4:30 a. m., and the boys more
than justified my confidence in them.
1 hey fought like veterans and have
made' me proud of them. 1 can't give
''hi all the details of the battle but
n 'if- :.. - - n-r juns aaJ
Kas shells. I was knocked over by a
Kas shell unconscious about 10:00
a. m. When I came to, the company
vas ahead. Bui I finally managed
t( get to it again thinking that I had
not been gassed. But about noon I
toppled over and was immediately ta
ken by ambulance to the Field Hosp.
and arrived here at the Base 5 days
on the way.
Major Fadell is here with me and is
wounded in fact Lt. Pirth is the on
ly officer left with the company. It
was a hard day and the tears come to
my eyes whenever I think of my
company or rather" what is left,
gt. Collier is also badly gassed at the
same hospital though I have not yet
This gas is surely mean stuff and I
would like to get my hands on v the
man who invented it. I would have
preferred to get a bullet wound for
the results of that are known at once
-but I won't complain. I at least
"got it" while I was leading my com
pany, and that is something. But
something seems to tell me that I will
never see corrmanv I acain. But as
Jhe French say, "C'est la "guerre."
I he first thing you know I may be
hack in the line and going at them
again. This is a splendid hospital
American, in a hotel which used to be
a famous summer resort. The Red
Cross brought each of us a box
writing paper, candy, books in fact,
all we can eat. I am only sorry that
gas cases cannot smoke.
Devotedly- your husba"
The next is three days later, ana
I am still laid tip in this hospital.
he mustard eras hnrna nrp eraduallv
'appearing, but the phosgene or
-"iorin m my left lung is still giving
e a lot of trouble. The thing that
worries me is that I fear I won't get
back to line duty, as they may put me
? ,th.e lnes of communication.. For
n i-nt get on my feet soon they
win ship me off to some recuperation
camp and then I would never see my
own t outfit again.
Was sure surprised to see Sgt. Col
lier come in this evening. He has
also been gasses pretty badly too
though he got it after I did. He
Pv5"iehe .latest news about the
handful that is left of my 250, and
1 m all broken up. I surely do hope
that we will be able to get together
again if I get back on the line. But
that is all up to the future, and so I'll
drop the worrying. But I may get
shipped out of here at any time no ;.
But I have got one piece of good
news that will interest you. When
my company was advancing a week
ago today I was of course out in
front with my automatic in my hand
My company was cleaning up some
dugouts and I suddenlv saw a Boche
jump into one. I ran ahead and hoo
ped in and shot at him 3 shots
when he disappeared and I rejoined
the company and sent a squad L to
: f uu6"i tnoruugniy, : as
,1 nT some more hlding
;Jere'i The Jst S?V Just told e that
luuau mm witn a bullet through
his throat a 45 cal. one too so I can
at least say that I have put one of
the devils where he won't bother us
anymore. So I am more than even
no matter what happens to me. Am
sure glad I hit him. Hope I get an
other chance to put another where he
Well, I'm tired out and must stop.
Will write again tomorrow.
w. s. S-
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Thompson
spent Sunday afternoon at J. B. Dal
ton's. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Green, from
Rutherfordton, spent Saturday night
with their son, J. T. Green.
Mr. and Mrs. John Burgess, from
Rutherfordton were, at Mill Spring
and Columbus, last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Waldrop were
guests of Mr. J. C. Walker.
Mr. and Mrs. Birch Gosnell are
visiting their parents.
Mr. RRoma Gosnell and wife are
visiting James Gosnell, this week.
Mr. J. M. Walker spent Saturday
night with J. B. Dalton.
Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Thompson spent
Sunday with Mr. Philips.
Mrs. J. R. Philips is very ill.
Mr. Walter Russell has a little girl
Mr. John Foy spent Sunday even
ing at Mr. M. C. Gosnell's.
-w. s. s
Mr. M. Georgion has returned from
his vacation trip to Baltimore and
Mr. T. C. Coxe and sons spent the
week-end at Cedar Hill nlantatiQn.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cornwall who
have been visiting their father, Mr.
M. A. Cornwall, have returned to
their home in Knoxville.
Misses Eliza and Mattie Abrams
are visiting their sister, Mrs. Powell,
at Mill Spring, this week.
Mrs. Milnor Jones, who is visiting
Mrs. J. .T. Camp, has been notified,
that her son, C. W. Jones, who enlist
ed with the Canadians early in the
war, has been wounded in France, and
removed to a hospital in England.
The second W. S. S. drive goes
haltinelv in our community. Our
farmers think they are patriots but
their patriotism does not go as deep
as their pocket-books.
Miss Love is spending awhile at her
home at Statesville.
The poultry school at Greens creek
was rather poorly attended. li.very-
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body pulling ioaaer or picKing cotton.
Our people have not learned to use
their "heads to save their hands" as
Miss Bertha Cantrell is visiting her
sister, Mrs. Caldwell, near Spartan
burg. w. s. s.
Miss Julia Spratt, of Chester, S. C.,
is here on a visit to her aunt, Miss
Killian and Mrs. Campbell.
Mr. Ralph Newman, of Tryon,
spent Sunday here with relatives.
Mrs. B. I. Hazard and daughter,
Miss Lucile, visited friends in Ashe
ville and Hendersonville, last week..
Miss Bertie Rhodes, of Greenville,
S. C, who has been spending several
weeks at the residenc of Mrs. J. B.
Cullipher, has returned home.
Miss Poaser has returned to her
home in Columbia.
Mr Alpvander and daughter, Miss
Alexander, are registered at the Es-
seola, from Fayetteviile, JN. L.
Mrs. Weeks and son nave retumeu
to their home in South Carolina.
Mrs. J. Walter Doar, of George
town, S. C, who visited relatives here
for several weeks, nas gone io neu
dersonville. Mice Henderson, of Dr. Smiths
sanatorium, Saluda, spent Tuesday
Mies Mattie Staton will spend a few
days in Spartanburg, with friends.
Mrs. D. L. Smith and children have
retivrned to Spartanburg after spend
ing the summer here.
Mrs. Morgan Moorer and sons Le
Grand and M. P. Moorer, Jr., have re
hirrtnd to their home in Georgetown,
S. C, after , spending : the summer
FRYON, N. C. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, .1918-
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Some'ltema of General Interest Gathered
MILL SPRING ROUTE 2.
Rev. C. G. Walker preached his'
A , ' x i vf niiivau wilt; iivbir; uvg I
farewell sermon at Cooper Gap, Sun4frear old. son of 'Mr. and Mrs. A. S.
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Lynch are visit
ing Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Wilson, at
Gaffney, S. C.
Mrs. A. H. Lynch visited her moth
er, Mrs. N. E. Williams, Sunday.
Mr. Bill Pack and sister, Miss Myr
tle, and several others, motored to
Chimney Rock, Saturday.
i Mr. Frank Mills left Sunday for
Miss Lizzie Williams was the
gucsi ui xyiiss Aimie wnson, -csunoay, 1
Mrs. Elmma Whiteside visited Mrs.
Joe Wilson, Sunday.
, Most of Sunny View school attend
ed a bean stringing at N. E. Williams'
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Cowart attend-"
ed services at Cooper Gap, SundayS
t Mrs. Isabell Lynch visited her hus
band at Camp Jackson, last week '"'
Mr. and Mrs. G. S. Whiteside Misa
Gladys Wilson and Mrs. Elmin1
Whiteside are visiting relatives 'B.t
Camp Wadsworth. f
Miss Maggie Jackson and Mrs.
Golda Maxwell were visitors at Mr.
Belton Jackson's, Sunday.
Whooping cough is raging in this
The little child of Mrs. T. P. Dims
dale, is very ill.
Mr. Hobart Whiteside
another camp, from Camp Wadsworth
Mr. Bill Jackson is at Camp Stuart,
Va. He has his oversea equipment.
Oh! say can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly ve hailed at the twilight's last gleaming
Whose broad stripes and stars through the perilous fight
O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly sueaming?
And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there
T'is the star-spangled banner, long may it wave,
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foes haughty host in dread silence reposes
What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam, of the morning's first beam,
In full glory reflected, now shines on the stream;
Oh! thus be it e'er when freemen shall stand
Between their lov'd homes and war's desolation;
Blc it with vict'ry and peace, may the heav'n rescued land
Praise the pow'r that hath preserved us a nation,
Then, conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto, "In God is our trust."
We are glad the Sunday school at
this place is opened again.
Messrs. Hobert Jackson and mom
Burgess came home last Wednesday,
Mr. and Mrs. Dewey McMurray
spent last Sunday at the home of Mr.
G. H. Arledge, near Silver Creek.
Miss Alice and Mr. Hobart Jackson
spent Saturday night at the home of
Mr. Eli Jackson.
Mr. Hobart Jackson and family
left Saturdav for their home in New
berry, S. C, after spending several
weeks with Mr. . Jackson's mother,
Mrs. Eli Jackson, who is suffering
with a severe stroke of paralysis.
' Hello, Sunny View, you fare not the
only one who can boast. Mountain
View has new desks, also a literary
society. Visit us some Friday after
noon. Mr. John Burgess spent Sunday
with his brother, Walter Burgess,
near Silver Creek.
"Grandma" Sherman spent a few
days last week with her daughter,
Mrs. J.' T. Jackson.
Mr. F. 'C. Jackson visited his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Eli. Jackson, Sun
day. Miss Tempie Burgess called on
Mis?i Leona Sherman. Sunday.
Visit the society of Sand Hill school
some Friday afternoon.
Honor roll for Sand Hill school for
week ending August 31st: First
grade, Francis Jaackson, Clarence
Lytle; second grade, Broadus Mc
Crain: fourth orade. Barret McCrain
and i Theophilus Jackson ; sixth grade,
Alice McCrain and Alice Jackson.
By Oar Correspondent From Various
After a long illness the little five
kSeajririns ouietlv nasseH awav Spy.
1 . -1 " --; jj I
Mr. w. u. Davis has recently lost a I
" Misses Fillip nnH Ann RnHHv
; Misses Eugenie and Anna Koddy
entertained a number of their friends
Sunday afternoon. Among them
Werev Misses CalUe Calvert, Annie Da-
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.wis, .aimer uavis, ume waller, ,er-
Ma T 1 A. n If T I
mn; uiven, messrs uomer Juavis, i
Ray Calvert and Grady Walker.
ine i alternoon was erreatlv enioved
f-L. - n " " I
' auciuw" gicitiy cnjucu
py an. - 1
Mr. rearson Calvert went to JShiloh
f Mr. J. H. Blanton is very ill
he will soon recover.
Mr. Robert Roddy has received a I
announcing his safe arriva overseas,
;f , fe
i' ;Mr. Orlando Wilkins has entered
school at Fruitland.
liMr.- Ray Calvert has returned home
Little Misses Fannie, Sue and Av-
tMiss Zermon Calvert.
''Mrs. Mack Roe' spent Saturday with
Mrs; H: C. Calvert.
j-.. The people are very busy making
Messfs. Conrad and William Rid-
ings visited their parents last week
Cutting corn, making molasses and
talking of the war are the chief
events of the times.
Miss Irene Salley is busfly engag
ed marketing apples.
Rev. J. B. Arledge will begin a ser
ies of meetings Sunday, September
22, at Columbus Baptist church. It's
not a meeting for any one denomina
tion alone, but to each and every per
son "whosoever will may come," and
welcome, as the chief, aim is saving
Mr. Walter Green was m this sec
tion last week.
Mr. W. B. Arledge made a business
trip to Spartanburg, this week.
Misses Frost, of Saluda, Misses
Irene and Dorothy Salley, had a nice
pic nic supper at Hanging Rock, last
Mr. George Foster and family spent
Sunday with W. B. Arledge.
Mr. John Fisher left Wednesday,
for City Point, Va.
Mr. L. E. Hipp made a business
trip to Hendersonville, recently.
Mr. H. L. Arledge grew one dozen
tomatoes that made a peck and tobac
co with leaves thirty inches long.
Look out, fruit growers, Highland
Apple Orchard will be represented at
the Fair with Bonum, Ben Davis and
York Imperial apples, grown on trees
seven years old, of J. Van Linley
W. s. S
COLUMBUS, Court convened here Monday with
Judge J. M. Webb presiding. The out
of town lawyers attending are Spain
hour, Smith; Shipman, Hamrick, Mc
Rorie, Jones, Solicitor Huffman, and
Miss Hall, court stenographer, of
Morganton, N. C, Several good
speeches on War Savings were heard
Mondav and those selling" War Sav-
ings Stamps report having had good
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me r luictiaauitan literary society
entertained thp Entn-ninn svipfv nf
the Stearns High school Monday
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evening. Kefreshments were prepar-
e? and 7ed hyMe domestic science
i All . , . . .
c All report having a good time
mr- marion Mills, oi bpartanburg,
ctOTir VnnHn,, i.rHU
I Miss Mae Mills is visiting her
ciliiil, lYiis. jiteK antren, at spartan-
j t i n x... ii . o j
Mpssrs. W TT Hill T?nK0r Hill I
Rutherfordton, spent Saturday and
onT,j.. ....l r0;n
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i( in untin t nnuif l n rv i ntvi rmc linth
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lUlOA WUCOfl lTlillD. Willi N I .t I i liy I
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V IKS Vana mcMlimu onrl Mice
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second term at iiJlon College.
Mr. John Davidson left, Mondav,
lor Davidson college.
Columbus welcomes everybody to
our town, Sept. 28th, to hear "Our
With her 1
daughter, Mrs. N.' T. M s, for an in-1
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tu. "il , Pi ! . I
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day night and organized a Christian
" Feairan swre Mid
EuL jakson treasurer Leaders for
and Eula Jackson.
Prayer meeting Sunday, 8
Mpor T P Arlpdp-P nnH T W Tact
KS" Arledge and J. W. Jack,
Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Buckius, of Try-
on, are guests, this week, of 'Mr. and
Mrs. J. G. Hughes. .
Columbus people enjoyed a treat in
hearing Judge Webb and attorney T !", 1 c" ICU1VC LUW"a
o;u u u uJfor a period of one week.
Smith make such excellent speeches
in the interest of War Savings
Stamps, luesday night.
W. S. S
t oof ,v ,i,
here. A house to house .canvas was
made by the r olldwing canvassers :
Tvr; J j .--.- mil.-! nr
Misses Lizzie Williams, Maggie
Jackson, Annie Wilson and Messrs
Willie Mills, Noah Lynch and J. L
Mrs. Golda Maxwell, of Asheville
is visiting relatives here.
Mr. and Mrs. King Steppe visited
the latter's mother, Mrs. A. J. Dims
The many friends of Mr. Reuben
Wilson will be pleased to know he has
arrived safely overseas.
Miss Clara Feagan was' a pleasant
visitor at Mr. Birch Jackson's, Sun
Rev. McCall, of Henderson county,
will begin his pastoral work at Cooper
Gap, third Sunday in October.
Miss Mattie Williams called to see
Miss Arkansas Jackson, Sunday.
Several from here attended the box
supper at Red Mountain Saturday
night. Forty-three dollars were real
ized from the salt of boxs and cake, f
ti i yn ri i ji vi i 1
miss unie oearcy received tne mgnest
number of votes for the pretty girl's
Misses Maye Lynch and Myrtle
Melton were visitors at our school
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bennett were
motoring on route 2, Sunday evening.
Misses Bertha Dalton, Lizzie Wil
liams and Annie Wilson and Mr.1 Joda
Wilson enjoyed a nice drive to Green
Mr. A. F. Corbin was a pleasant
visitor to our school Friday. Hope
he will make us another call soon.
Ho, hum, pea picking, cotton pick
ing and molasses making are drawing
w. s. s-
Mr. E. A. Arledge made a business
trip to Spartanburg, ; last week.
Several people from this sectinon
attended church at White Oak last
Mr. James Arledge and daughter,
Miss Ethel, were callers on the route,
Mr. Geter Bradley spent Saturday
night at Walker.
Mr. Glenn Arledge is very ill at
Born to Mr. and Mrs. M. Walker,
on last Friday, a baby boy.
Mr. and Mrs. Burrough Green and
family, of Sandy Plains, were visit
ors at William Green's, last week.
Mrs. Walter Burgess is very ill.
The writing spider has made its ap
pearance in this, section.
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Many people from here are attend
ing court this week.
Rev. J. M. Walker filled his regular
appointment at the Baptist church
Mrs. W. G. Egerton and children
were among the callers at Walunt
Mrs. Lee Cocherum will leave, Wed
nesday, for Hopewell Va. '
Mr. Lee Thompson spent last Sat
urday night at the home of Mr. E. A.
The farmers are busy gathering
their crops. We trust that every one
wil have a bountiful harvest.
Miss Myrtle Thorn is visiting her
sister, Mrs. J. M. Lewis. .
$2.00 A YEAR
MEETING OF FOOD
county Administrators Mem a
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Very Important Session
NEW RULINGS ON USE OF SU
GAR AND FLOUR,
A"e suitor, uecause vi tne lact taat
ni k l Ai. . i. ii a.
"nLy rooa a V
Bacon, was called to attend a meeting
of county chairmen of the Fourth
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Libertv Loan Drive, was asked to ren
resent Polk county at a meeting of
county food administrators at Ashe
vine. Monday. The meeting was
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well attended, and some very impor
Itnnf mnttprs wptp hmno-Vit hpfnrp thp
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meeting and 'acted upon.
The amount of sugar allowance for
the month of October will be the same
as for September, viz two pounds per
Person but you are requested to pur-
You will be required not only to
i.wT;iii,y pci tciii.. ui suuatiiuica
w- "u H T "
rnix the substitutes with your flour
BEFORER .BAKING. This will
shortly be overcome by the mills mix
next year is "N0 UNMIXED FLOUR
SHAL ENTER THE 0VEN"
appoint a "Fair Price Committee,
composed of one wholesaler, (if you
have such in your county, if not the
llave &uc" 111 uul county, 11 not tne
department af Raleigh will furnish
you with wholesale. prices.) one news-
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In the matter of milling wheat it
was ruled that the farmer could now
have fenough wheat ground to furnish
him flour for a period of one year;
that the iniller should be paid thirty
five cents per bushel, IN MONEY, for
grinding; that a farmer may. sell
I first procure license to do business as
! a wheat buyer or to any other farmer
for seed purposes. But grower must
sign pledge that he will use twenty
ger cent- substitutes with his
These were the principal rulings ef
fecting Polk county that were passed
Miss Bessie Jackson, accompanied
by a number of others, from Tryon
route 1, went to Chimney Rock, Sat
urday. ' The wagoners are very busy now
hauling apples, etc., to market.
Miss Letha Barber spent. Sunday
afternoon at the home of Mr. W. B.
-W. s. s
After a week's vacation we are
Wm. Newman, of Hendersonville,
visited the former's mother and other
relatives, last week, in this section.
Born on the 9th inst., to Mr. and
Mrs. Logan Newman, a boy.
Mrs. .Minnie Williams will return
to her home today, afLer an extended
visit to her father, Earl Head, and
other relatives and friends in the
J. W. Bishop killed a very large rat
tler "with 18 rattles; also Posey Hen
derson killed one with 1& rattles, and
two smaller ones, last week.
E. J. and T. W. Bradley are in at
tendance at Columbus court this week
T. C. Laughter hauled a fine load
of melons to Saluda, last Saturday.
While on a vacation last week the
writer was in the rattle snake section;
also heard some odd doings of a spi
der in that section.
w. s. s.
MILL SPRING ROUTE 1.
There was a box supper at Leb
anon school hounse, last Wednesday
night. As the crowd was small and
the boxes few, only $14.60 was the
amount made, including the- cake.'
Miss Dorcas Edwards received the
most votes and was declared the win
ner of the cake.
School closed at Lebanon, Friday.
There were many sad little hearts
when M,iss Barber had to part with
her pupils. '
Mr. and Mrs. P. D. Williams were
guests at A. A. Edwards', Sunday af
ternoon. Mr., and Mrs. W. E. Elliott went to
Rock Spring, Sunday.
Mr. Otho Womack and bride spent
Sunday afternoon at Mr. E. Gibbs'.
Mrs. Marion Whiteside and child
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ren, of Spartanburg, are visiting rel- -atives
in this section.
Mr. J. B. Ownby went to Camr Se-
vier to see his son, Sam, last week.
Mr. Sam is coming home for a few .
Mr. A. F. Corbin has returned from
a visit with his sister in New York.
He is now staying at A. A. Edwards'.
Wonder what the people on Uree
route 1 are doing these times? Go
ing to singing school any, now ?
Mr. Virgil Skipper passed through
this section Sunday night.
The son of T. Wilson is improving,
hut not able to leave the hospital.
Good luck to our soldiers. May
this great conflict soon end and our
soldiers come home ; again, ;