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THE POLK COUNTY HEWS aniURYOH BEE
I Consolidated Nov. 195
I Published every Friday at
TRYON, NORTH CAROLINA
Entered a Becpi-d-clas. matter April 28. 1915
t the po.t office at Tryon. North Carolina, un
4r the act of March 3. lb9
B. F. COPELAND, - Editor
C. BUSH, - Business Manager
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"Long May It Wave."
Secretary Roosevelt says the Ma
rines are the idols of the French. It
isn't necessary to say they are not of
w. s. s.
"Peace, Peace, there is no peace,"
and can there be none until the Ger
man and Austrian criminals meet the
conditions of an unconditional surren
der. W. S. S.
Look out for the pacifist who en
treats charity and mercy for Germany
and her allies. They should be shown
the same mercy they have shown
poor Belgium and Serbia.
W. S. S-
Austria and Germany can have
peace any time they want it, and
Iriwir rP till tx11 iita tVo" 4- iyv o
A.UV W A Utl Y .H UVll 1 1C l IV A HIO.
President Wilson, Lloyd George have
. "Q 4ar " V ty o vflnziQ rrl 1 tt
W. S. S.
The Germans hope that the Ameri
can army will restrain from celebrat
ing the birth-day of any more of their
generals, if they celebrate in the same
manner as they did Gen. Pershing's.
Hindenburg denies that he is dead,
but he doesn't express any satisfac
tion in the fact. Syracuse Post. But
since the trouncing given him by the
allies, really, we suspect that he wish
es he was dead.
w. s. s
The Good Book says a person is
forgiven when they repent of their
sins. That is the time for us to for
give Germany. But it will take gen
erations yet unborn to do the repent
ing act. Certainly not the present
W. S. S
Austria has the nerve to speak of
the "milk of human kindness." By
the hellishness of that nation of per
verts, along with her cohorts, the
German murderers, has the "milk of
human kindness" curdled withing the
bosom of all humanity.
" o. , o.
The Allies having taken Lassigny,
Noyon, Chaumes, Bapume, Soissons
and Perrone, there seems to be noth
ing left for the Germans to take ex
cept Chloroform. Trouble is the al
lies won't allow the Germans to 5tand
still long enough to take chloroform.
W. S, S
The Kaiser and the German nation
will always believe that 13 is unlucky
for them. For on that day the
great American offensive in Lorraine
was launched against them, and the
story has been so often told that ev
erybody is now pretty well conver
sant with it.
w. s. s.
Sit steady in the boat and do not
be deceived by any such "peace" over
tures as those made by Austria. She,
as well as her master, Germany,
would most assuredly be satisfied
with peace terms that would leave
them m possession of the territory
stoien oy them during the present
W. S. S.
The Asheville Times of last Tues
aay published a poem entitled "Give
the Sailor His Due," and credited to
iviaunce J. Harmon. This poem i:
taken almost. l T "PlViYYl -v Tn l
m ax win J U KJ-
lished m the NEWS on January 25th,
and entitled "Sonir of fhp t?piA
written by one of the boys encamped
nea.r here at that time, but whose
name was withriplH nt .; - VOnnn
, - -v- ""J ICVJUML
nut that is about as near up to date
tne Asnevme papers usually are.
w. s. s.
To the democrats who are here to
day, I want to say: show me a demo
rwnt-l J: J . T ., .
"aut canuiuate wno since this war
Degan has not done his full duty
ine government and the nation, and
even if he was nominated by every
;yoter in his district, I would see him
i Hell before I would vote for him.
hat -is the language used by Gover-
W 4M U Alr-XL - 1 -
i . , - , 111 an address. at Marshal
"T r'- "" aPPiy tne same
ruie w ,.ne Kepublicans, Governor
and we will say Amen.
w. s. S.
The American does not love fight
il iaa 01 DlOOa. B Ut
the American can fight and can fight
.i T c 1S not a man of b ond. Ft
along with the Briton and the French
man. The Ameri ran hoc V.J
rations of military training but he
hTs had generations oideyeTopment."
He is strong because he is right, ine
American is brave because he is clean
of heart. Almost two million of the
American "first families" are fight
ing in Europe. In a few hours the
American first army, trained and
brave, drove from the line that the
Hun had occupied unmolested for four
years the German army. Steadily
onward marched the American host.
They laughed and they whistled and
they fought. Wonderment was fol
lowed by fear and the German retrat
bcame almost a Hun rout. Asheville
W S S
THE TASK CONFRONTING US.
From all sections of the United
States comes "the same loud and pro
longed cry need of farm labor.
Down east and out west in many lo
calities, society women have forsaken
their little pink tea affairs, donned
the overall, and taken the place of
some brave man who has gone to the
front in order that the society leader
may have society left after the war
We were very much depressed last
week, on reading a letter written by
an expert, who says that never in the
history of our country, has the Amer
ican woman shown the extravagance
that is being shown by her at the
present time. We have watched wo
man in this crisis pretty closely, and
in most cases she has come to the
front nobly, and is certainly doing her
part in helping to win this struggle.
To the younglady who is so fond of
new dress, and showing herself off in
her "glad rags," we say, DON'T. It
is no time for showy dress. Hunt up
last year's wardrobe and tee if you
haven't dresses that will do for this
coming winter, and wear them. Hags,
at no time are a badge of honor, but
in the present case, made-over and
old, clean and neat dresses are badges
Te last draft is going to take pret
ty much all our man power. It is go
ing to be up to the women, children
and eld men left behind, to win this
war. Just as sure as God reigns in
Heaven, the person who pitches in
and helps to gather the crops, save on
their dress, and in every other way
practice economy, just that sure are
ou doing as much as the brave boys
,ho are in the trenches, to win thi
rar. One cannot exist without the
other. The :-,oldi-, n.usv go out an .
the furhlm, but it is up o you
rnc tc lhat thfv vrceiv nltn-
to tat and wear, i.u. onlv wav
n which it cun I q iou. 's Ly loe piac-
oc of e :! my on (ho iva; t of thoo
crraininic of home.
The United States Government is
egging that everybody cut down on
I i k i
ne consumption or wool. uy aear
:oung society buu how selfish ;-ou
ire. Going ao. it in the hod of sum
.er w'ih woolen sv.raUris or.. ITow
.'ouM u feel ;'" you know thai your
o.er wcuui i u atilr to Krcuvi'
an overcoat the coming winter be
cause you had used the wool that
hould go into it to make vou a
sweater for August wear. If you
want to do the right thing you will go
to work and ravel" out the one von
have made and knit it up in socks for
the soldier bovs. If it is "loud" in
color it will be warm tust the same.
Mothers, tor God s sake teach voiir
girls the seriousness of the condition
confronting us. Instead of fine dress
and expensive lingerie, our rirls mav
be called upon at an earlv d.ate to don
men's attire and fro into thp fiplH nn.i
help produce food crops. It will be
iio disgrace. No man who will nllnw
his women to go into the fields in or
dinary times and do farm work is
worthy of the name of man, but these
are not ordinary times. America is
struggling for . an existence. Don't
worry. If the Hun wins this v.-m- vm.
will be taxed so heavily that not d'ur
ng the rest of your natural life-time
.vill you be able to wear woolen
sweaters during the middle of sum
ner, but will be pxtrpmelv lnL-,r f.
afford calico dresses.
For God's sake, wompn nf AmnnVo
wake up to the seriousness of the
ondition which confronts us.
Will address the people
of Polk County, at
SATURDAY, SEPT. 28th.
The entire day will be
given over to patriotic
speaking and good music
Bring well filled baskets
and let's all eat together
GEO. A. GASH
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE
Collections a specialty. Deeds
and Mortgages prepared, and
Contracts written at reasonable
TRYON, K C.
Your orders for noorln. callln.
idins, finish, mouldings, framing.
We manufacture tills and can save
rou mn7- Se ui for lath, brick,
doors and sash.
TRYON LUMBER CO,
: THE SEARCHLI
Allies Find Powerful and Far
Reaching Illumination an Im
USEFUL IN SPOTTING TANKS
PItk Up Hun Bombing Planes at a
Distance and Keep Them Con
- stantly In View Equipped
With Sound Detectors.
New York. Last fall, when the Ans
trians were driving the Italian sol
diers from their hard-woa mountain
fortresses, the defeated army had one
weapon which it constantly used to
harass and impede the foe. This was
the electric searchlight, a newcomer
on the field of battle.
Powerful lights were trained every
night upon the advancing Austrians
whenever they came to a river cross
ing or whenever they were obliged to
halt for another reason. This ham
pered and irritated the enemy ex
ceedingly. It was not only , that se
rious danger attended any disclosure
of their operations. They suffered
also from nerves when the long feel
ers of light brushed over their faces
and hands and revealed every detail
of the work upon which they were
The use of searchlights by our
own expeditionary forces is becoming
an important branch of the engineer
ing service. Not long ago congress
voted an appropriation of $1,000,000
for searchlights of both the field type
and the anti-aircraft type. The lights
commonly used are 36-Inch lights, hav
ing a eandlepower of 1,000,000,000, and
a maximum range of approximately
iO.OOO yards, or nearly six miles,
First Use In Warfare.
When searchlights wore first intro
duced in warfare It was expected that
they would be primarily service
able in battlefield illumination. The
scheme was to throw light upon the
opposing battle line and show ad
vancing companies of infantry the
kind of ground over which they had
to go. Another plan was to have
rows of searchlights' parallel with the
trenches and sweep the terrain be
fore them, lighting up the barbed
wire entanglements laid by the 4 foe
and exposing parties of enemy sol
diers at work repairing them. How
ever, neither of these uses turned out
to be especially significant. The dif
ficulty was that, as soon as the lights
wre in operation, they were easily
picked off by the enemy's guns. In
the same manner, they could not be
placed along the line of trenches
More recent experiments have de-ra-onstated
that there is a real useful
ness for field searchlights. They are
now being employed to spot the en
emy's tank advances. Instead of be
ing hauled by horses, like the first field
searchlights, the newer ines are
mounted on motor trucks. They are
flashed for only, a minute or two at a
time, and are Instantly shifted to an
other vantage point. This affords
them a greater measure of self-protection.
The antiaircraft searchlight is the
most valuable type of light now used
by our soldiers, It is our most ef
fective defense against the low-flying
night-bombing plane of the Germans.
Antiaircraft guns have proved almost
hopelessly inadequate in coping with
night air raids, and If it were not for
the long pointing fingers of the search
light the foe would be able to effect
some very deadly work in night at
tacks upon supply depots and ammuni
The method is to pick up a hostile
bombing plane when it Is about five
miles away from its objective. For
this purpose the searchlights are lo
cated at points likely to be attacked.
They are sunk in holes in the ground
and are heavily sandbagged. Both the
light and the men working it are given
Fitted With Sound Receivers.
To detect the approach of airplanes
the searchlight apparatus is furnished
wth sound receivers. Without these
-receivers the outfit is practically use
less. The receiver can be swung
around to catch the sound vibrations,
and they are remarkably accurate in
discovering the position of the plane.
Usually it can be located within a few
degrees The light is not turned on at
all until the airplane Is practically lo
cated. Then it is suddenly flashed on
the craft. Once a bombing plane Is
found it is hard for it to get away from
the inexorable pencil of light. Bomb
ing planes are not like battle planes;
they must fly in comparatively
straight lines and are not free to
twist and turn so as to wriggle out
of range of the light.
The first thing an aviator does when
he finds himself in the spotlight is to
rise. That is just what the operator of
the searchlight walits him to do. The
higher he goes the less accurate his
aim becomes and the smaller grows
the chance that he can hurl bis bombs
at a desired point. Furthermore, he Is
dazzled by the light and his sense of
security is completely destroyed. Some
times he can be found out by one of
the antiaircraft guns, or pursued by
one of our own'alrplanes. Even if the
searchlight crew does nothing more
than to frighten an airman and drive
him away It has performed. ft defensive
act wMth may save quantities of
stores and ammunition, to say nothing
female nurse or attendant for a
sanitarium for Nervous and Mental
diseass. Salary $24.00 a month with
board and laundry, . Address S. Lord
Two fresh milk cows. Apply to
G. H. Holmes.
Tea Room Mountain Industries,
Saturdays, 4 to 6 p. m.
Hot tea, iced tea, lemonade, cake.
Special parties served on 24 hours no
tice. Mountain Industries.
25 acres of standing timber, two
miles from Tryon. On shares or by
-GRANT C. MILLER, Valhalla.
For Sale 1 thoroughbred Jersey
cow. Lindsey Smith, Columbus, N. C.
Buy your nursery stock of E. J.
Bradley, Saluda, agent for the old
reliable nursery company, of Pomna,
N. C. He can save you money and
assist you in your selection of trees
best adaptedt o your soil.
W F. LITTLE
Tryon, N. C.
DR. B.H. TEAGUE
SALUDA, N. C.
During. July, August and Sep
tember, Wood's Seeds
Increases crop produc
tion, improves the land
and makes an excellent
grazing and forage crop.
WOOD'S FALL CATALOG
' t ''
Just Issued Tells All About
Alfalfa, Fulghum Oats,
Abbruzzi Rye and all other
Farm and Garden Seeds
FOR FALL SOWING,
Catalog mailed free. Write for
it, and prices of any Seeds re
quired. T. W. WOOD & SONS,
Seedsmen - Richmond, Va.
Your complete sat
isr action is a con
dition of the sale,
when you buy Born
any garment we malca
for you does not please
you in every detail of the
fit, materials and worlc-xnansluf-pf
It does not
represent excellent value
m your estimation
Tken we say return it
to us; and we will replace it
with a satisfactory garment,
or return your money.
Could any guaranty he
more just and liberal?
ftmtidtit Born Deaitx
of your children you can teach them
to accumulate a fortune. 25c today
invested in War Savings Stamps for
a period of 10 years equals $1,500.
Start the boy right and he will get
o . . I
o A Thrift Stamn
O stand up when the
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.
BANK OF TRYON
W. T. LINDSEY Pres
Of course you know how Opportunity always comes
to the prosperous man.
Ever notice the EVIDENCESof Prosperity?
If you have, you have observed that an unfailing evi
dence of Prosperity is
A Bank Account
with a sound bank like the Bank of Saluda. Your money is
absolutely safe, and you can get it at any time. We will
gladly extend any accommodation consistent with sound
banking to our depositors.
IBANIK of SALUDA
Saluda, N. C.
HENRY P. CORWITH, Pres. JOHN 6. CANNON, V-Pres. PRESTON H. BAIIEY, Cask.
Wants us to save
on meat, flour and sugar, using more of the
vegetables. Are we doing it? The Govern
ment now says buy more War Savings and
; Thrift Stamps. Have we all done our part?
We have the best of vegetables and canned
goods, also the W. S. S. and Thrift Stamps.
Buyofus. Let us help you to
John Onr & Co-
Phone No. 14
Tryon, N. O
Buy War Savings Stamps
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Star Spangled Banner
J. B. HESTER Cashier.