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herSs of Mrs. Waterhouse at the
?V loll" cottage.
V" Lelia O'Reily has returned
Tvvon for an indefinite stay. Miss
tjk "s from New York. She is lo-
wVmll. Miss Ravenels, all relatives,
now at Miss Ravenel's house. Mrs.
Lnpl who has been here a month,
virried. Wednesday, aeptemoer
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vill dispose of them at a very reason
We are ordered to send the NEWS
Mr" Bernice Sharp, at Fort Hua
luca Arizona. Mrs. Sharp is the
..jfe of Capt. Sharp, and both she and
thp Captain possess many warm
admirers' in little old Tryon.
Miss Madeline Oliveros isnow hold
. ' o"verv important .position in the
of Steam Engineering in
H-oiViin?ton, u..u.f navmg ennsiea in
-vp Naval Reserve for a term of four
veais. tongraLuiaiiuiiii iu iviiss vju
veros. Polk county exceeded the estimate
as to the number who would register
under the recent call. Our estimated
number was 822, while the numW
lettering was 882. Mr. W. B. 'n
is busily engaged in mailing out, the
is busily engaged in mailing out tne
Mr. Billy Gray left Tryon, Monday,
for Parlin New Jersey, to take a po
sition under Capt. Novak,-representative
of the U. S. Army at the Dupont
powder works at that place. Physi
cal disability alone prevented the
vounff man from more active service
in tne nem.
A letter received by" Tryon friends
announces that Miss Emily Smith has
enlisted for four years as yeowoman
in the U. S. Navy. Miss Smith is the
daughter of Mrs. W. A. Smith, well
known in Tryon, and having
friends here. Miss Emily is
vpars old. but evidently comes
good, genuine American stock.
Quite a fair sized crowd assembled
at the school house auditorium, Wed
nesday night, to hear patriotic ad
dresses in the interest of the War
Savings Statnp" drive." Judged Webb
and Murphv and Hon. J. L. Spainhour
made some able and well received ad
dresses. At the close of the speaking
pledges were asked for, and about
S2.7UO.OO were secured in that man
ner. The editor and wife acknowledge
the receipt of an invitation to repre
sent Polk county at a "United War
Work Campaign" meeting, but were
unable to attend. We are up to our
eyes in war work just now, and not
able to take up any additional lines,
but our heart goes out in syntpathy to
the brave, patriotic people "who are
engaged in all works of that nature,
and wish them God-speed in their un
dertakings. The poultry meeting at the school
house last Monday was not as well at
tended as should have been. Farmers
are very busy in their fields, and this
coupled with the fact that it was
opening day of superior court kept
many country people away. Those
who did attend, however, were the
gainers, as many topics of vital im
portance to poultry keepers were dis
cussed, and much valuable informa
tion was gained.
Mr. Edwin Lindsey who has been in
attendance at the officers' training
camp at Plattsburg, N. Y., has been
ordered to report at Camp Zachary
Taylor on .September 26th, for duty
in heavy artillery service. It is but
natural to suspect that' the young
man has been awarded a commission,
and will enter active training for duty
''over there." His friends in Tryon,
find that includes everybody, would be
neatly surprised if he had "hot come
"t as well as they think he has.
Mrs, U. G. Speed arrived last week
to look after her estate here and to
dispose of its live stock. She was
jvithin a block or two of the Federal
building when it was dynamited by
the I. W. W's. in revenge for the con
yiction of Haywood. She got caught
ln the rush at the railroad station of
people anxious to leave the city for
W of further violence. She reports
traveling as very disagreeable on ac
unt of the crowds and the uncer
tainty of securing drawing room and
steeping accommodations, even after
they are engaged and paid for.
mi-. -Merrick left Washington on
Saturday, intending to motor to Try-
- -rv nine distance irom tne ty
jtol hp was found unconscious in the
"oad, where in some way unknown he
"fln been thrown from his car. He
v'&s taken to a hospital "at Washing
l0l. His , face waS terribly bruised
an(1 cut, but as soon as his wounds
Were dressed he determined to come
j"1 by train. He wired his,brother-in-jfv.
John Landrum, of Greenville,. S.
L to meet him there which he did,
jnd accompanied him lo Tryon. As
s wife is just out of a hospital at
nevrlle he refrained from startling
5jet" by a telegram, and her sister,
M''s. Landrum came up f ram Green
'Ie to prepare iier mind 'k for "lifer
"usband's arrival and disaster. Mr.
ll(jved to be seriously hurt.
Columbus seems to be having a rrio.
opoly on excitement this week. It
;as reported in Tryon, Thursday,
jnat Capt. Henry, the military official
who presecuted the two soldiers mix
?d up in the breaking in of Skyuka,
jaa become involved in a controversy
vith Jailer Smith, and that Smith
wnt before the grand jury and had
the Captain indicted for slander and
placed under bond; that Henry in re
turn threatens to; have Smith arrest--'m
Jntfeniig With a commission
ed officer; orhe U.S. armyin thrtfis
cbarge of his dutfrj whicK.js a very
senous-offence with Uncle SamWe
hope peace will soon be declared and
a treaty entered into whereby Cap
tain Henry will be returned to mili
tary duty and Mr. Smith allowed to
enjoy the 'life, liberty and pursuit of
happiness" guaranteed him hv thp
constitution of the United States, and
-1 . , - - v-. kJWV.O. dill
..ijiwi uxttve captain is oner
his lfe and sword in defense.
w. s. S
, Tryon merchants havesold the fol
lowing amounts of War Savings
since last report:
E. E. Missildine $235.00
Ballenger Co 100.OO
TV ' Wllhams 16.50
John Orr 4 00
W. S. 8.
JUNIOR DEPARTMENT OF FAIR.
The Juniors of Polk county regret
to hear of the illness of Supt. Cobb,
who had hoped to tell them of the
ihnlt btamps to be earned as nrem-
iiiTno' -fsw Vi . DnlT. i... ti
Wi "1C 1 "in- vuuiity rair.
1 he teachers nf
w o vju uic
Planning to organize War Savings So-
cieties and compete for the prizes of
fered by Mr. B. L. Ballenger, Coun
ty Chairman. The rural schools will
not compete with Tryon, Saluda -or
Columbus or Greens Creek, in this
A. F. Corbin, Supt. of Junior De
partment advises all boys and girls
to write to Secretary Copeland at
once for entry blanks, and prepare to
fatten chickens, sow in Red Cross and
make lots of entries Oct 9th.
w. s. s.
JOHN R, EARLY HERE
John R. Early, the escaped leper,
arrived in Tryon last night. He stop
ped off here to visit relatives. The
Mayor was at once told of his arrival,
and Dr. Grady. Quarantine officer
went to see him. Early told Dr. Gra
dy that he made his escape fi-om
Washington by crawling through the
wire tence surrounding the quaran
tine grounds; from there he went to
Alexandria, Va., where he took the
Southern railroad train for Spartan
burg, and from that place to Tryon.,
it transpires that Early has not been
a' patient of the U. S. government
but was held in quarantine by the
District of Columbia, and has been
under their care for ten years past.
When told of his arrival here Wash
ington replied that as Early was a
citizen of North Carolina this state
would have to take care of him and
,ney did not want lnn returned to
Washington? Mayor Missildine has
placed the matter before the North
Carolina State Board of Health for
Early is closely quarantined here,
but for that matter it is hardly
thought he would " make any attempt
to escape anyway.
w. s. s.
THE LIMIT CLUB.
Such is the title of all persons who
subscribe and pledge themselves to
buy $1,000 worth of War Savings
Stamps. Tryon, so far has made a
good start on the proposition, the fol
lowing named parties agreeing to
take $1,000 worth of the, Stamps:
Mr. J. N. Jackson, ( '
Mrs. J. N. Jackson; 1 :-f
Mr. Nelson Jackson,
Miss Genevive Jackson,
JMr. J. Ly Jacksoitj
Mr. E. Ei Missildine,
The Ballenger Co., N
The Bank of Tryon,
Mr. F. P. Bacon,
Mrs. F. P. Bacon,
Mr. C. W. Ballenger,
Mrs. C. Wt Ballenger,
The Peoples Bank & Trust Co.,
Wilkins & Co.,
Miss Martha Jackson.
J. H. Paris,
Dr. Earle Grady,
Mrs. J. W. Kennedy,
Mrs. Fanny Ricks,
Mr. W. T. Hammett,
Dr. W. T. Head,
J. C. Powell.
W. J. Scriven,
W. B. Stone,
w. s. s.
MRS. LOUISA M. SWAIL.
A triumphant life was closed on
Thursday when Mrs. Louisa M. Swail
left this phase of existence after
eip-htv-eicht vears erperience of its
joys and its sorrows. Having found
all the long way interesting and
profitable, she had faith to believe
that that which was to come would
not be less interesting or less profit
able. Mrs. Swail was a part of the cour-
.1 a 11 1.1 3
age, tne intelligence, me goun uieci,
of a great age.
Born in Hartford, Conn., in 1830,
the daughter of a Methodist minister,
life was to her a serious matter. At
the age of sixteen she was teaching
one hundred and fifty little children in
one room, receiving the large sum of
five dollars a week, ot which when sne
had er board she had but two
dollars left, of which however she
saved a part.
All of her life she found the things
of the mmd of superior interest, but
so far from being a book worm, or
even distinctly a student she was first
and foremost a wife, mother, teacher.
Her children were brought up to
value supremely the best education to
be had, their mother declaring while
they were very young, that they
should have college educations if the
fflTnilv lived on bread and water. She
had the satisfaction of seeing each
one of the four -graduated from a col-
Uor own interest in books contin
ued to the last. Within a short time
rtf tipr.-ffoathr she read Myer's General
History with the interest shown by
manv in the most exciting novel, and
the last birthday present she desired
was a good dictionary
With all this intelligence, or per
haps because of it, the first impres
sion one had of. the. bright little lady
was that- of 'pleasant woman who
lived for others. , . o
finds latest Variety of
Chlcago.r-Chicago has pro
duced' the-latest variety of "con
scientious - objectorr and, as a
result, John Taylor probably will
not serve Uncle Sam overseas.
John, who had been called for
service, walked into a court
room here and confessed to em
bezzling more than $3,000 from
x his employer during the last two
r ron TT I t i i .
jrcoia. xie saiu ne oojectea to
going to the army with a black
mark against him so he con
fessed. He was held for the
grand jury. . j
BLUE GOWNS ARE BUSY
Restoring Maimed Soldiers to
Trades, Their Job.
"Reconstruction Aids" Coax Wasted
Muscles Back to Their Nor
Washington. Teachers, nurses and
healers too, are the "Blue Gowns" of
the army medical corps, at work now
in the hospitals of the United States
and "over there."
Reconstruction aids is their official
name, but the cheery hue of their dis
tinctive uniform already has .won a
handier name for the special corps of
seventy women whose membership
treats and teaches among the maimed
soldiers brought back from the battle
front. Theirs is the work of coaxing
back the wasted muscles and disused
limbs of wounded men, and later by
patient tutoring instilling deftness in
new arts and vocations which the hos
pital schools are planning for the re
Most of, the "Blue Gowns" were re
cruited from the instruction staffs of
manual training schools and civilian
"Beside a table a young fellow in
uniform was carving a conventional
flower border on a wooden picture
frame," says an official description of
their work. "The design was his own
and the work was his first piece. He
was inclined to be clumsy because he
was using his lert nana. a 'liiue
Gown. wag rendy
hi A . ,
rT , '
i to guide and advise
comes adept in left-hand
ed carving he is preparing for the time
when he again will begin to draft, this
time with his left hand. This mental
concentration upon a new task is be
lieved by doctors and psychologists to
be a valuable antidote for discourage
ment. "At the same open-air workshop one
man was knitting a scarf. One group
of men, temporarily crippled, were
carving designs upon wooden blocks,
and several were learning to weave up
on hand looms."
In the treatment rooms inside the
"Blue Gowns" were guiding electrical
appliances and administering the com
plicated series of treatments that per
feet the restoration work started by
the surgeon at the front.
BAKING PIES UNDER FIRE
As heroic as the American1 soldiers
in the trenches are the courageous
Salvation Awny girls who are braving
enemy fire day and night to bake pies
and doughnuts for our fighting men.
Many of the women are also aiding the
wounded in huts established within
rifle fire of "No Man's Land." This
picture shows some of the undaunted
workers making the kind "that moth
er used to make," so that our men can
enter battle with more pep and vim.
TO HARVEST CLOVER SEED
South Carolina Planter Invents Inge
nious Machine That Does the
Greenville, 6. C An ingenious ma
chine for harvesting clover seed has
been perfected by J. It. Cannada, a pi
oneer clover raiser near Greenville.
Mr. Cannada -devised an exhaust fan
mounted on a wagon driven oy a
small gasoline engine. A mouthpiece
connected with the fan is lowered over
the cloverheads and the current of air
lifts the seeds out and deposits them
into a suitable receptacle. The ma
chine is said to work perfectly.
NEWS. TUYON, N. 0.
lien rill v"urnn
Red 75rfangte; Worker Wounderf bv
Huh Machine Gun at Soiesons,
Toul and Chateau Thierry
Nerf York, August 25. Flat on hi
back in the Waldorf-Astoria hotel, W.
A. Roberts, who has been awarded
three French war medals for brarery
in the fighting zones, is enjoying a
well-earned rest, and is talking freely
of almost anything but why the
French government showered honors
Mr. Roberts, a Y. M. C. A. j worker
in France, had bestowed upon him the
Croix de Guerre, the badge jot the
Legion of Honor, and the Medal Mili
Uire. He won them all in three
Roberts was assistant auditor of the
Michigan Central railroad before he
was selected to be auditor of disburse
ments for the Y. M. C. A. in. France,
aad to handle more than a quarter of
a million dollars a day. He left for
orerseas service February 12. . was
wounaea oy a rlun machine gun at
Soissons, rescued a "Y" secretary amid
a hail of bullets in the Toul seetor
and was touched up by German marks
manship again at Chateau Thierry.
Y.rl.C.A. NEEDS MEN
IN SOUTHERN CAMPS
While Red Triangle Continues to Call
for Overseas Workers, 1,000 Are
Wanted for Home Service
Atlanta, Oa., August 26. Men en
dowed with the element of leadership
are needed by the Army and Navy
Y. M. C. A. to serve in the camps of
Dr.. W. W. Alexander, general re
cruiting secretary for the War Per
sonnel Board of the Y. M. C. A. War
Work Council, declares that there is &
pressing need for home service, and
that this affords a splendid opportun
ity to the man of middle age who is
not able to go abroad nder the Red
'The Y. M. C. A. &eds men for
overseas service, or. course, out xoe
home campa must not be forgotten,"
explained Dr. Alexander. "From now
on until me nrsi. oi me year me
Southeast must recruit 1,000 men for
the home camps. This means that
each state will be called upon tO fur
nish 25 men per month per state to
servo the soldiers in camps sueh as
Gordon, Jackson, Wheeler and the
others. The constant growth of the
home . cantonments and the growing
idemaad for th Y. M. C. A. work
makes it necessary to recruit T'
workers for this side."
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FRANK WOOD'S SHOP.
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
dition. 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.
Did You Ever Have
a Dollar Work for YOU?
Buy War Savings Stamps arid collect
interest from the Government. $4.20 in
vested now brings you $5.00 in 1923.
G. H. HOLMES
J. T, WALDROP
TRYON, N. C.
Germany will not win if you do your duty. You
should not only buy every, dollar's worth of War
Savings Stamps possible, but should have your chil
dren buy, and should ask all with whom you come
in contact to buy.
This space contributed to winning of the war by
THE TRYON MOTOR CO.
Tfl-iE WEBER WAGON.
This Bank is for Peope 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.
DAVID C. BARROW W C ROBERTSON, Q. C. SONNER
President Vice Presidents
h TRUST CO.
W. F. LITTLE