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THE FOU CCQMH KB7S anillltYQM BEE
Consolidated Nor. 1915
Published eTcary Friday at
TRYON. NORTH CAROLINA
latcrcd u Meood-clau matter April 2SL 1515
at tfc port office at Trytm. North Croiin. uc
icMKt( March 3. 1979
B. F. COPELAND, - Editor
C BUSH, - Business Manager
Subscription $2.00 pei Year
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THE AMERICAN PRESS'ASSOCIATION.
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tod cxehuive Foreafn Advertising Afent.
"Long May It Wave."
WOMEN'S LIBERTRY LOAN COM
MITTEE. Mrs. Earle Grady, county chairman
of the Women's Liberty Loan Com
mittee, has appointed the following
persons for township chairman
Mrs. L. Hutchcrson, Columbus.
Mrs. Weldon Miller Greens Creek.
Mrs. J. M. Lewis White Oak.
Mrs. Marion T. Whitesides Cooper
Mrs. Frank B. Stevens Saluda.
Tryon committee: Mrs. Holden Miss
Martha Jackson, Mrs. Lubeck, Mrs.
Bray and Mrs. Kennedy.
W. S. Sw
THE WOMAN'S' LIBERTY LOAN
As Governor Bickett said this war
is fr women to win, it. is more impor
tant to them than to us. One means
in which every woman can help is in
the purchase and sale of Liberty
Bonds. Think it over, can't you buy
one, haven't you an una wakened
friend whom you can persuade to in
vest in one?
The subject of the Belgian suffer
ers was presented to the children of
the public school. They promptly
raised nearly eight dolars and one of
their number, a scout, says that he is
going to try to bring the sum up to
ten dollars. Many donations of cloth
ing were brought in, one boy suggest
ed the possibility of having the shoes
on his feet mended so that he could
have them to take, another, a large
boy who works in the mill at night,
while going to school by day gave one
dollar and twenty cents to the fund.
We hope that these young people
wiJl never have such gigantic war
problems on their hands, but who
doubts their willingness and ability to
meet whatever comes to them?
GOV. BICKETTS ADDRESS.
The crowd at Columbus, last Sat
urday was not large owing to the
threatening weather, clouds over
hanbing the sky all day, and it look
ed as if a downpour might be expect
ed at any time. But those who did
attend were certainly the gainers.
iov. 3itrett vas presented to tn
crowd by Hon- T. T. Ballenger in a
few timely words. The Governor be
gan his address at 11 o'clock, and for
two hours and twenty minutes pro
ceeded to tell the
pened. He spoke from every angle
of the war situation, and many new
phases were taken up and dwelt upon
at length. Politics was touched upon
but lightly ,but firmly, and no one
need misunderstand Gov Bickett's po
sition. As he has said in his speech
es all over North Carolina, while be
ing a Democrat, yet he would not vote
for any man on the Democratic ticket
who did not stand square upon the
- waf issue; he might be nominated in
the most regular way, and by all the
different nominating bodies, but he
"would see him in hell before he
would vote for him.
The women were given a generous
share of the glory for. winning the
war, also their responsibilities and in
fluence were shown. "One woman
especially if she is fairly good looking
has more influence than ninety-nine
men. He told how theAmerican wo
men exerted a great influence upon
the situation and begged them not to
exert it m the wrong direction. He
paid great stress upon the Selective
draft law showing thaf it was the
best and fairest law ever enacted. As
he said, everybody from John D.
Rockefeller up were shown the same
consideration, and had the same
jit was a wonderful address, deliver
ed language that everybody under-
jt At the close of his address subscrip
tions to the Fourth Liberty Loan were
bribed ' a ver, $30,000 werelub!
PiJi JW f urni!hec the Fifth
. w5! r iillltaT Bandi from camp
, Wadsworth, and was highly appre
ciated. A regular old-fashioned pic nic din
ner was served, at the close of the ex
ercises, which was greatly enjoyed.
It was truly a great day for Polk
WILL YOU HELP
OUR BOYS ABROAD?
Every Man, Woman and Child
Can Join to Send News of
This Town Into the Front Line
WHOLE NATION MOVES
TO BANISH SOLITUDE
Our Heroes Are Calling From
Over There Give What You
Can to Help Those From
Every. Htixen Interested In the boys
of his home town now at the front, and
In the brave women who equally are
serving . their country abroad, has an
opportunity to show his appreciation
of the sacrifice they are making. The
opportunity comes as a result of the
generosity and thought of Colonel Wil
lim Boyce Thompson of New Yori,
who lias conceived and put into execu
tion what Is known as the Home Pa
Under the plan, every man and wo
man in foreign service will receire the
town newspaper, arM so be kept - in
constant touch with the places and the
people theyi know and lore.
Every branch of the United States
Government is interested in the plan.
The Government realizes the impor
tance of keeping those in the service
happy and constantly in touch with
their home ties and associations. Noth
ing Is more depressing in a national
emergency th" the spirit of loneliness
in those serving their country, and of
ficials know that nothing can dispel
this feeling more effectually than read
ing the home town newspaper.
Publishers of newspapers in all parts
of the country this newspaper includ
ed hare grasped with pleasure the
plan outlined by Colonel Thompson,
and they have agreed to co-operate in
Under the ruling of the War Indus
tries Board newspaper publishers are
forbidden to send their newspapers
free, even to soldiers. The newspaper
must be subscribed for in the regular
way, the only exception being soldiers
who formerly were in the employ of
the newspaper and who left that serv
ice to enlist. Colonel Thompson there
fore proposes that the public in each
community contribute to a fund so that
the home newspaper (in our case this
newspaper) may reach every man and
woman now in the service of his coun
try. Anyone may contribute to the fund,
and any sum may be contributed. It is
not necessary to contribute the entire
amount of one subscription. It does
not matter whether the rich man sends
In one hundred dollars or the poor boy
or little girl sends In five cents. Each
gift will be a message of love and help
fulness to the home town folks "Over
There." The money will be lamped
Into one fund, out of which subscrip
tions will be entered as fast as the
money is received.
Contributors who send in the full
price of a year's subscription may, if
they wish, designate to what particular
person they wish the newspaper sent,
but If the name given is already listed
as receiving the paper, then the pub
lisher reserves the right to apply the
subscription to some less fortunate sol
dier boy or noble woman who Is just as
lonely for news of home and home
The name of every contributor to
this home paper service will be pub
lished in this newspaper, and the name
of everyone entered for a subscription
will be published as well as the num
ber jot those remaining whose subscrip
tions have not been covered.
If the amount of money received
shall be more than Is necessary to send
the paper to every "person from the
town now In the service, then the bal
ance will be turned over to the Red
The plan Is endorsed by the pub
lisher of this newspaper without any
thought of profit, either directly or in
directly, but with a sincere desire to
help keep the home fires burning and
to send to our heroes and heroines
news of our town, to keep their hearts
warm for us and to let them know
they are constantly in our minds.
The publisher, of course, cannot
make a profit on circulation, and addi
tional circulation such as this will be
circulation from non-purchasers sent
far across the sea can have no added
value to the advertiser.
These facts are stated so that every
contributor may feel that every cent
contributed goes to the good cause.
The mothers of our boys are facing
an ordeal with a bravery that com
mands respect and admiration. Here
and there where tiny stars are turned
from blue to gold, where anguish grips
the heart, the nation stands in silence
and honors the women who have given
of their blood, the v,ery bone of their
bone, to their country. To them, home
has lost its meaning the soul of It
has fled there is no home, it is Just a
place, and no place is quite so lonely,
unless It be within the hearts of those
brave sons in far off France who long
for Just a word of home. There can
not be a man, there cannot be, a wo
man, no, not even a child, 'who will
fail to contribute Just a little to make
the hearts of these patriots light.
Wot one. u our town.
PBEP1IIG FOR. BATTLE
CONTINUED FROM FIRST. PfcGE.
plans, and never Tcnows where he is to
go. Back here where the plans are
made is the interesting side of war
fare. And the plans are truly won
derful. For 10 days now, the prepar
ation has been going on. Say days,
for the ideas are worked out in day
time and half the night. The work
goes on night, for nothing is done on
the roads in the daytime. Motor cars
can come and go, but behind the trees
in barns and sheds, you hnd countless
thousands of camouflaged motor
trucks of ammunition, from small pis
tol cartridges to big shells, bigger
than Martha in height, and round as
a barrel, millions of them it seems.
Then trucks full of food, guns of all
sizes from revolvers to cannon, lomm,
10S, 204, 240, and all the parapherna
lia of warfare, . all camouflaged by
tree branches and big tarpaulins. The
cavalry hides in the woods, and when
tka P(vhn nlono rAmp; over pvpri
Wilt AVTVHt f - - " - J
thing stops right where it is, -o or.e
fires a shot except the forts, for no
one dares disclose where he or any
thing else is. Under the trees ami
wagons and trucks the men hide. In
the small villages the officers and mer.
lurk in the houses and Y. M. C. A. anc
Red Cross, or in churches, all smoking
playing cards, shaving at the towr.
pump, or else eating, for the Ameri
can soldier eats all the time.
Soon supper comes, and with dark
ness then the hell begins. For the
past week it has rained every night. I
until the roads are seas of mud. It if I
so dark on these tree lined roads you j
can't see your hand before your face. ;
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lhe roaa, aesenea, apparently in me
day time becomes a bedlam of swear
ing men and sweating animals. No
one can tell what is a foot ahead. The
men on the trucks send one man
ahead and another on the side.
Trucks with cut-outs open; men veil,
horses neigh and puff, and the thous
ands of vehicle push on. Then one
truck slios into a ditch, Everything
stops; officers and men go forward to
see what the trouble is; a hundred
men get hold of ropes, chains and ev
erything else they can catch hold of,
and the truck .is pulled out. On they
go; a horse falls and breaks a leg.
Bang, he is shot and 40 men pull him
into the woods; another truck breaks
down, and off goes the ammunition
into the ditch. A soldier stays with
it; along comes the caterpillar, pull
ing the big guns, and at the turn of
the road they go into the ditch. There
are no lights except the glowing ends
of cigarettes. The men feel their
way around. The pure, unadultera
ted cussing that goes on is wonderful.
It apparently helps get the machines
out and on they go. A motorcycle
dispatch rider comes along, feeling
his way. He bulls into a machine,
wrecks his car, picks himself up and
asks for a ride, and on he goes. Then
the return traffic begins to meet the
upgoing traffic, for they are going
back for more loads. And the infer
nal racket and struggle continue until
daylight, when the world becomes
peaceful again, except the curses are
not yet still. The men are miles
away from breakfast, and they go
down the road in the shadows of the
trees sometimes four or five miles be
fore they get anything to eat and a
place to rest. And a place to. rest is
anything from a place under a tent or
in a barn, generallv in a barn.
It is almost impossible to describe
j the night's work, for all branches are
! on the sameroad. Infantrv marches
I where it can, cavalry and artillery
The only people who are peaceful are
the 'balloon men, for they take the
j balloons in at night, but they get out
i at daylight in hopes of seeing FVitz
ai wore. Ana now toaay up comes
our ambulance men, the salvage men,
grave registration men and doctors,
and every- conceivable maehine from
the searchlight outfits to the water
sterilizers. All this week these out
fits have poured into town until we
can hardly walk about, and the ex
citement is great. The staff and the
Generals have all left the front, only
a few miles away, and have a pleas
ant home in a big quarry. The ex-H
citement will start soon, and believe
me I have located a beautiful "abri"
where I shall go when the fun starts.
To have seen all these preparations
is really wonderful, and something
which the average soldier doesn't see.J
lhe finishing touches are over and
now we all wait for the signal for the
start. Just how carefully everything
has been planned is shown by the fact
that no plans have been made for de
fense. Every known rule of warfare
has been broken by the Americans in
their preparatory plans. In other
words success is the only thing looked
for, and I guess from what I have
seen it is going to be a real success.
The rain may interfere with some, of
the plans, but by the time this reach
es you the big show will be oiu
W. s. s
IN TRAINING IN FRANCE.
The following letter written bv
Henry Reich, Jr., son of Henry Reich
of Tryon. It tells how the bovs are
taken care1 of in the training .camps
August 20, 1918.
Dear Papa, Mama, May and Robert:
Am still at St. Maxient, and take
another opportunity to write to you
as I may have less time for writing
after I am transferred. Received no
mail yet, but have notified the post
master at the central office, Tours,
and should get my mail soon. Wrote
to Fred yesterday addressed him at
Shrman, not knowing whether he has
been transferred "overseas" or not.
I am fortunate in being stationed
for the present at one of the be"st
American camps in France. The cli
mate here is excellent. It is warm
during the day and very cool at night,
but I have plenty of blankets and
sleep like a top. Our duties here are
not very heavy, and when not on de
tail I have had several passes to town.
St. Maxient is a quaint old place,
dating back fifteen centuries, and has
proven very fascinating, with its
maze of narrow, crooked streets and
ancient buildings. The chief point of
interest is the cathedral, which I vis
ited last evening. It is over 1,000
years old, and -is a beautiful piece of
architecture, I hope to go through it
TOYOU, II. 0.
that I would like to know more about,
not being interested particularly m f
the bones of the saints. ..Beneath the
cathedral are tunnels, said to have j
been used in more modern times by j
Napoleon's army as an .exit to the J
hills. Beside the camearai me uuier
ooints that seem to be 01 : particular
interest to the boys are ..the various
cafes where good wine and ; food are
to be had at reasonaoie.pricv:.
hough the American soldiers were
not permitted to drink in the States,
and can get all they want here, it is
worthy of note that there is no drunk
enness whatever. Perhaps some of
our prohibition friends back home
could explain this better, than I can.
Last Saturday our squadron march
ed into town and attended a military
festival iu the city square. There
were some good races, tug-of-war and
bayonet contests by French soldiers.
Practically the entire military and
civilian population was present. Our
band played American rag-time,
which seemed to be greatly enjoyed
by the audience. The French show a
remarkably fine spirit in spite of their
four years" under the yoke of war, and
I admire them more every day for
-their wonderful courage.
Here in camp -we get the continen
tal daily editions of New York and
Chicago newspapers, and are kept in
touch with what is going on at the
front by daily bulletins posted in our
barracks. At this writing the Amer
ican and allied armies continue their
rapid advance. I guess you have
read of Gen. Pershing's statement,
"It will be Heaven, Hell or Hoboken
by Christmas." He is supposed to
have said this at La Havre, France.
I hope you are all enjoying the best
of health. With much love and many
kisses to you all I remain,
Private Henry Reich, Jr., 1102 Areo
Repl. Squadron, A. P. O. 725, Amer
ican Expeditionary Forces, France.
Two fresh milk cows. Apply to
G. H. Holmes.
25 acres of standing timber, two
miles from Tryon. On shares or by
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Bradley, Saluda, agent for the old
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N. C. He can save you mony and
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Your orders for Flooring; Ceiling,
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We manufacture this and can su.ve
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TRYON, N. C.
W F. LITTLE
Tryon, N. Cm
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Price $ 5.00
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IRYON ELECTRIC SERVICE
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invested in War Savings Stamps for
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W. T. LLNDSEY Prea
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REAL ESTATE, LOANS Ai
City and Farm Property Bought and Sold. Furnished and u
nJttushed houses for rent. Property taken care of and rente
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tor a place. Our auto is at your service tree. Notary Public
JAMES LEONARD, Tryon, N. C
I Will Open My Butcher Shop.
Will have a good lot of the best of meats, your
patronage solicited and will be appreciated.
CARRY YOUR BUNDLE AND SAVE MONEY,
as we will be compelled to charge more where
deliver. Our prices will be as low as possible, con
sidering quality. :
Also want to buy good beef cattle, hogs
and chickens, for which I will pay the high
est market price.
A. H. WILLIAMS.
gives you the right to S
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J. B. HESTER Cashier.
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