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VOL. XXIV NO. 24
..OCTOBER 18, 1918.
$2.00 A YEAR
that will bea benefit not only V to
themselves but their country. , ;
TiSSo ol closed-its doors again
Tuesday, for hovlong a time wt do
Mrs. T. M. Johnson
teachers, and her
Will be Conducted by One of turned to Arden until1 school opens. 7
1, TAblest Experts in V ..r-.JohJl Carnegie left for Char-
Some Items of Gsneral Intereet Gathered By Otv Correpondat Fr
ScctMms of Polk Cotmty
TO STARTR NEXT WEEK.
, "'i aivnig ennstea'Tas - a
- Solicitor- Huffman was
Mrs. A. D. Brown received a tele-
In order to aid the poultry raisers gram informing her of the, serious
0f Tolk county in every manner possi- illness of herhusband, of pneumonia
ble we have decided to add a-Poultry at Petersburg, Va: v A"child is also
epaitment to the NEWS, and will very srck.
d0 so probably next week. " ,Q - Mrs. Ed. Cloud expects to leave
..This Partment wi Ube -edited the Rutherf ordton pita" this week.
Mr. r- ll:., Mrs. Robert Hill
Kaupp, Poultry Patholo
I ist of the North Carolina Agricul- Hft:ftAf0 oert mu has. closed - the
tmal Experiment Station, West 'Ra- faja-ha t:ttamy.
I to ineir nome near -Rutherfordton. un-
&s and uUlityof poultry and onmg.of school." : , , :
will cheerfully answer any question , Ur-.and Mrs. Bostic and chidren
tiiit anv reader of . the NEWS- may have returned home after a visit at
ask. ' Mr- J- p- Arledge. . ' ' -
incf send in your question, with Mr. John Burp-oss ATVtA
vour name .signed -.i thereto,, -to the from Davidson college.'. He has: iust
ertjior vl mc nunu, v. iiuu, a.nu iciuxucu xxuin an attacK oi Spanish
all questions will be forwarded to Dr. influenza. - t. "
Kaupp. , ; . , Mr. Frank Burgess left for Erwin.
Thjs department will, be of. unto d Tenn., to visit relatives who areTuf-
bonem iu pvyvxj- iwifl,.-m "Mienng with influenza.
-..4-r nnd we want evervflhp to feftl I ......
ee to aik questions. " . I Fpnsii a McAbef Mrs. O. L.
f Let our motto in the .future be !?Sf . ?utf
Nothing but full blooded poultry for n1 xii."1" JL!ei5L
serious illness. . J
Mr, tr. A. Feagan is remodelihghis
nome near Columbus.
The many friends and 'schoolmates
of Miss Bertha Jackson, of near Trv-
I was Dleased to note that Trvon on, whose death occurred last week.
township had perfected an organiza- I regret to dose one whose life was a
tion and that all other townships are oenent to tne community .in which
going to organize similar associa- sne lived, and worthy of imitation,
tions. We would like to have all the She was a special favorite .with the
members of your Township Poultry children, and was a member of the
Association to become members of graduating class of 1917 of Steams
Read what Dr.' Kaupp says about it.
West Raleigh, Oct 10, 1918.
Polk County News, '
Trvon, N. C. ,
Mv Dear Sirs:'
our State Association. I might, state
that our State Association is a mem
ber of the American Poultry AsAso
ciation which is our national organic
zation. WTe want to help you in every
w. s. s
Miss Mollie Dalton has. returned from
way possible and it will be a pleasure Brevard Institute. She Z brought
to me: to edit your poutlry department
.for ydu. One of the best wajrs to get
material is to have the various per
sons ivho- have poultry problems they
Want inf orrn'ation orr ta "WTite "tcryou
company with herjthe Spanish -influenza.
' ' ' ." :", - vf:,r v
Miss Bessie Thompson, ' "brbther
Y&ti&r: dlrPBrttinlgtt' "Tlihlfeon
and then m turn send tne questions to kovp rptnmoH fmm Rrou Tnctifnto
and use these as bases for short ar- Rev- J- . Barber preached an ex-
ticles. In this wav thp. nonltrv He- cellent sermon at the Methodist
partment of your paper would be of church, Sunday.
the mOSt value tO those interested in Mr Snm ttnTill -Prnm Snnrtnn
poultry. We want to help you m ev- . . ., , , . . ,
ery wkv we can and ha4 agreed to bur' v,slted hls Parents Mx. and
furnish five sittings of Rhode Island Mrs. M. C. Gosnell, Sunday.
Ked eggs for each township this com- Mrs. J. T. Green is visiting Mr. and
ing year. I he SO sittings will repre
sent the value of more than $100.00.
This work will be carried on through
my assistant, Mr. J. E. Ivey, and your
county demonstration agent, Mr.
Sams, together with the assistance of
the officers and committees from your
Very truly yours,
B. F. KAUPP,
Poultry Investigator and Pathologist.
W. S. S.
Mrs. Q. C. Soner and a party of
friends have been on a visit to her
daghter who is attending school at
Demoi-est, Ga. They went in-her own
car and had an enjoyable time of sev
eral days. i
Mrs. Campbell and sister, Mrs. Kil
lian, are entertaining their sister and
family, who came in their car a few
Mr. and Mrs. Lane spent a day and
night recently, in Henderson ville, vis
iting Mr. Lane's sister who is making
her home there at present.
Miss Louise Lane expects to spend
tne wmter in Charleston, S. C, with
Mrs. Bertolet, which will be her sec
ond winter there;
Mrs. J. C. Bushnell went to Trvon.
on-business, Tuesday afternoon, and
tn.oyed the trip, as usual.
Miss Lucile Hazard has gone to
Asheville to take a nurse's training
touvse at the Mission Hospital there
Mrs. B. I, Hazard is visiting her
?n in Birmingham, Ala., who is quite
hicK with pneumonia.
Mrs. H. B. Locke is spending a few
days with her son. Russell, who is
sick with lagrippe,, at Demorest, Ga.,
whoro he is attending school.
Miss Wilcox has gone to New York
10 visit her brother, who is quite
.Mr. Clough Steele, the son-in-law
0l. Mr. Aiken, of this place, is sick
v"th influenza, at the residence of the
The Mayor of Saluda, Mr. John
1 aco, passed away, Tuesday, and his
" "wins will be interred at the ceme
tery at Friendship church. Mr. Pace
was a kind husband and father, a
jeful citizen, and leaves many rela
t'yes to lament his loss, and his place
'11 be hard to fill. His son, Qlar
?nco, is Wjth the armv, somewhere in
FROM OUR FRIEIIDS .OVER
Miss Mabel Postin, of Stafeatille.
has come ' to Hrllcrest Institute to
Mrs. C. E. Boyd has returned to her
home in Norfolk, Va.
Miss Lucy Abrams has returned
ram a visit to her sister. Mrs. Pow
Mr. and Mrs. Will Kirbv haver iriov'
ed up f rom Spartanburgr S: C. ;
Mrs. J. u. and Clmf Blackweltwere
m Tryon one day last week. ." -
Hillcrest Institute is civine a
week's recess on account of Influenza,
several cases having developed In this
commumty. . .:
Frivate Lewis F. Carmo. of : the U.
S. Marines, is at home, recuoeratiner
from the effects of wounds received
at Chateau Thierry, early in June.
. Miss Mary Lizzie Houser, has", gone
to Rutherfordton to take a position as
clerk . , "
A jolly crowd of voune neonle from
Rutherfordton came out for a picnic,
rriaay evening, and Saturday night a
merry group made molasses candy at
Mr. li J. Houser s.
Mrs. Milner Jones has eone "to
Athens, Tenn., to visit her son, Hon
Owing to sickness, Rev. J. B. Ar-
ledge failed to All his regular appoint-
pmernt at Silver Creek, Saturday and
"fr. M. Holbert died at his home
.fast Wednesday," and was buriel at
jver -Creek cemetery.
.Almost the entire family at G. H.
Arledge's have the Spanish inufluenza
Mrr N. B. Huggins was a caller in
this section, last week.
r. and Mrs. I. C. Arledge, of Spar
tanburg, .visited the former's parents,
also -his sister, Mrs Jesse Splawn,
who is very ill.
'3tifes Roxie Walker visited her cous
in?, Jeter and Mary Ann Bradley,
Saturday and Sunday.
:,Mr and Mrs. E. A. Arledge have
received the news that their son, Na
poleon B. Arledge, has landed safely
'jMiss Charity Williams spent Sun
day on the route.
Mr. Geo. Pack and sister, Nellie,
spent Sunday at Green river.
iThe efficient son of Mr. J. H. Gibbs
UUieen our mail carrier for the past
efton account of the illness of his
Miss Bertha Dalton, teacher of
Sunny View school, and yee:al oth
ers from Chimney Rock, attended the
funeral ol Mr. Fred Henderson at the
Ridings cemetery, last Monday.
Messrs. Frank and Willie Mills vis
ted Mr. Noah Lynch, Sunday.
If you have any relatives or friends
in France who is not receiving - the
POLK COUNTY NEWS, don't fail to
send in your dollar, name and ad
dress to the editor. : Don't be afraid
to spend the dollar, for one of our
boys has written home and said he
had learned more by reading the
NEWS in one day, than we.culd ev
er do for him.
We are" some proud of our new mail
carrier, Mr. Ernest Gibbs
w. s. S-
We need rain on the farms to de
stroy the "flu" germs.
Jesse Case is the only one so far to
contract the "flu" in this section.
JR. C. Jackson a few days ago
tried to get some pine knots from an
old log. While chopping on it he
heard what he thought was bumble
I bees, and paid no attention to it. He
then turned the log over and out came
US TO DO IT.
Will be Bitterly Disappointed if
We Fail to Buy Our Quota
, of Liberty Bonds.
POLK COUNTY MUST GO OVER.
THE PLEA OF-TH& RETURNED.
Over the world and ba(g; again,
I've heard the rnighiroar
Of vaves of men all lityith flame
Dashed out for' everigbre.
Over the worltjand badfcagain,
I've seen in tlie mornlight fair,
AVhile a bird san'g'sweetin the waste beyond-
Th breeze Jifts the deathmen's hair.
Over the world and ba5Kragamrv ' "
Seen a priest upon his knees
With his flying face like a dream of peace
As he grave "to the least of these.'
W are in receipt of a "letter from
Lieut. James B. Copeland, U. S. Navy,
who, in speaking of the Fourth Liber
ty Loan Drive as applied to Polk
"There is no doubt of the fact of
the influenza on the Liberty Loan; it
has certainly interfered greatly here,
and I expect it is going to take some
mighty hard work to put the State
over the top. However, I look for it
to go over the top yet.
"Pad, I hope you will use every
means and argument within your
power in old Polk to help put the
county over the tdp
m this drive.
a large rattler. He had been singing Uimpa wnulj h(1 . hW . m tul aiy.
hee g m lU S name of the old countv and every
7 -j i , i. man woman and child in it. Tell
Grayson Jackson also while gather- tftern the bo . the &ervi Temem
mg some apples discovered a large beri the that M pol'k t
rattler and killed him, a few days ago wentbway ovef her quota in the third
Lynn, forty snakes in one season of loan are looking to them to sustain
all varieties is not to be compared to the reputation of the old county at
this section, when T W Brad ley and home fn the same measure in which
Thomas Price killed 44 at one time, in th are holdin the front
one pile pf one variety the blunt he witJ the gung have done
tailed mOCCaSin. umnaw' fha,r nniir fl,Jv
Posey Henderson hauled a load of and hear'ts h;meward for help and en-
couragement, and tjiey MUST have it.
apples to Lynn one day last week,
Clement Arledge and Walter Bur
gess went to Saluda, Saturday.
"Praise God from whom all blessings
For the Kaiser is on the go,
"Praise him all ye Heavenly host,"
For Pershing, Haig and Foch.
Miss Hanna Henderson visited
Miss Florence Bradley, Saturday.
All day singing at Mountain Valley
E. J. Bradley treated quite a crowd
to watermelon, Sunday.
I have faith in good old Polk. She
has made her reputation, the people
of the county, by their patriotic work
in the last loan drive have earned the
right to call themselves true, staunch
Americans. Make them realize that
in the supreme test they must show
the same spirit or fail in their most
"I am sure that all the boys in the
service from Polk county feel the
same as I, that if we were there we
til 1 1 1 tm
mignt De aoie to neip our ioiks in
Bra A0., .and i:s- Louis Pace' their effort-but we can't be there.
Mrs. J. T. Waldrop, at present.
Mrs. Jesse Splawn is improving
from influenza and pneumonia.
Mr. and Mrs. Otis Waldrop spent
Sunday evening with Mrs. J. 1.
Mr. Henry Thompson spent Sunday
evening with W. G. Splawn.
w. s. S-
HOW TO INCREASE PRODUC
W. S. S.
Southern farmers may increase the
production of food and feed stuffs in
Every iarmer that has land mat is
at all suitable for wheat shouh- plant
sufficient wheat to supply his tamily
and dependents with broa i.st'Hfs.
Evry farmer should protucy s.:T-
fir-cnt foedtulis for his own estab
lishment, together wiTh his part, of
the surplus that is required at nis lo
Everv farmer 'an inc-f:;se his acre
age slightly by planting a larger pro-
portion oi nis ianu m gi.nu aim nay
Every family, rt wilt, city, town
mill community, which has any
available space should have a war
garden. Every dish ol vegeta
bles produced in .such o garden t;kes
che place of somj food product which
otherwise woulo1 o". imported.
Every family which can possibly do
so should keep one or more pigs to
pnnsntne waste Droducts or feed which
can be grown upon waste land,a nd
. meat which otherwise
would be taken from the supply that
should be available for export to our
cnlriiersa nd to our allies in Europe.
Every farmer can increase his next
year's production of cotton, corn, and
nlantinc rve. vetch
ando ther cover crops to be turned .un
der for green manure. Rye and
vetch, or oats and vetch, planted now,
will make a splendid crop of hay in
the spring and be off the land in time
for a crop of soy beans or cowpeas or
corn for grain and roughage. e
Every farmer can use nis Drains,
brawn to their capacity ,a nd make
every day count.
W. S. 5-
NORTH CAROLINA SHOULD
DEV7LOP POULTRY INDUSTRY.
no nf the ereatest opportunities
for increasing the food supply of the
Over the world and back again,
With the wonderful thought that I
Went out with the rest, as keen as the best,
As willing as they,, to die.
Over the world and back again,
With only a leg to give
Fve seen the best of a mighty throng
Die, that the rest might live.
Over the world and back again,
I've seen the purging fire,
The burning sacrifice of men,
Lit, at the Hun's desire.
Oh! drive that raging fire on,
And cleanse the culprit's hand
So oyer the world and Tback again
In each and every land
May sweep the gentle robes of Peace,
Nor fear assaulted pain, -That
all the brave ones sacrificed
Shall not have been in vain.
on the 13th inst.. a srirl.
T. E. Pace is hauling corn and to
matoes to Saluda.
C. C. Jones and Logan Newman are
hauling sweet potatoes to the canning
factory at Dana.
The giant coon is reported to be in
this section with his companion.
Govan Constant s folks are hauling
green corn and tomatoes to Saluda.
w. s. S-
MILL SPRING ROUTE 2.
Mr. and Mrs. Belton Jackson made
There is another job which we MUST
and WILL complete, and that is put
Old Glory on the Kaiser's palace in
" Until that is done and . done: . it
WILL be, by the grace of God, the
Army and Navy, you people at home,
father, mother, sweethearts, sisters,
brothers and friends, do ?your part,
and let us all be proud to tell our
comrades that the boy who carried
Old Glory to the Kaiser s front door
was from Polk county, the county
that NEVER FAILS. Go to it, ev-
a business trip to Rutherfordton to J erybody.
have dental work done one day last "I have bought another bond my
week. self, and so have all the men here in
Mr. J. P. Dimsdale's little child was the service, thus earning: the rierht to
buried at Cooper Gap, last Thursday, use the Navy slogan, "Fight or buy
Mrs. James Bradley visited her bonds; the Navy does both. . Not a
brother, Mark Laughter, near Ruther- bad slogan at that, is it folks?'
fordton, Saturday last.
Mrs. W. W. Gibbs visited her
daughter, Mrs. Joe Jackson, last Sun- to get capped under the car bed,
Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Gilbert were
the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Sorry to note that our rural mail
carrier was unable to be on the route
which was turned upside down over.
him. Mr. Ridings, seeing the acci
dent happen, ran out and yanked the '
car off and got the fellow out, and be
gan hustling around for doctors. The
miracle is that the men are alive
last week. But we had a pleasing enough to need a doctor. Don't
looking little substitute, and he's al-lknow yet how badly injured they are.
ways on time. I . , nr o c
Messrs. Isaac and Berry Williams
were visitors at Mr. N. E. Williams' WHAT TO DO NOW.
Mr. Posey Brown is visiting home - - 1U r
folks this week. n" T.
A crowd from this section enjoyed T..J - Y-4.i.i
a chestnut hunt oh. the Mountains, weeuL muK BU
Vita C. Kirchner.
Tryon, -fH. C, Oct. 15, 1918.
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Dimsdale spent
a few hours with Mrs. S. J. Helton,
Mrs. A. H. Lynch was the guest of
Mrs. C. E. Lynch, Sunday.
Glad to note that Mr. Terrell Tay
lor is able to be out squirrel hunting.
Old Mr. "Flu" has not visited this
section, and hope he will pass us by.
We keep it out by taking: a little
boneset tea every time we sneeze.
Rah, rahy for the POLK COUNTY
NEWS. Lets not forget to send it to
the boys over there.
W. S. S
ZZZT i nation and relieving the transporta-
r , paununc uiuuici. evetom as well as tne tood siwm-
."mmbus have decided to work for)""" :-r - . . la number of
UOIl W n "& J 1
pullets than usual ior egg aim
-w rnHnction. The hich prices be
;o. TniH for chickens should not' tempt
producers to reduce their stock, even
to the usual limit.
oii the cull nullets and hens and
the roosters.. Keep every pullet you
can-take care of properly.
Lntle Sam while the school is closed,
uri(i have earned enough to buy-several
"Baby Bonds." These" children
?re killing three birds with one stone
instead of two. That is, helping the
jormer whose families are sick pick
their cotton, taking care of their
health by being out in God's Jiure air
and sunshine, and laying up treasures
Quite a number in this section still
have Spanish "flu."
Glad to note that Mr. Claude Lew
is is able to be out again.
Messrs. B. F. Gibbs, Dru Helton,
Cling Lawter and Dewey jacKson
were callers of Mr. J. H. Gibbs, last
Mr. G. C. Brisco made a trip to
Rutherfordton, last week.
. Say, Tryon Route 1, have you still
the Spanish "flu?" If so you sure
have our sympathy.
A doctor was heard to say one day
Hast week that he had heard of but
two things for the past week, and that
was the price of coton and the new
The people are very busy now, try
ing to get their cotton in while the
price is high.
Rev. J. M. Barber filled his regular
nnointment' at the M. E. church,
Sr I :
The people here are busy digging
Onlv one case of "flu" has Deen re-
have received cards, stating that he
had arrived safely overseas.
Only one case of "u"has been re
ported in this section, and we are
glad to say that he is recovering.
Mrs. J. R. Blanton and son, Roy,
were visitors at Mr. A. J. Dimsdale's
Mr. Dewitt Helton, who is in Camp
RaritflTi. N. .T wrote home that a
farce powder plant there had explod
ed, but. nobody hurt.
The school children are recovering
from whooping cough.
Mr. J. J. Jackson was kicked by a
mnlA several davs aex). receiving a
bad injury to one of his legs, but glad
tos note tnat nei s improving.
The relatives here of Corp. John D
Wilson, who is in France, have receiv
ed the gladt idng. hat hei s rapidly
from beincr eassed last
Mr. Walker Arledge passed through
this -section. Saturday, en route to
1st. Pick cotton to beat the band,
while this dry weather lasts, but sell
2nd. Prepare land for wheat thor
oughly; use plenty of acid phosphate,
where land is rich enough to make
good growth of straw, and get good
seed, yi the ground as early as possi
3rd. Sow winter cover crops as
soon as possible crimson clover,
should be sown at once if sown at a'l
this season; rye and vetch may be
sown together or separately, (togeth
er is better) any time till December
4th, A word about poultry. We
have univtaken a prjj;-t aim x ai
Mr. Frank Edwards' house caught making Polk county a pure bred poul-
fii-p on the roof. Tuesdav. bv the try county, and Here is our plan; l
prompt assistance of a few neighbors have secured, free of charge, 30 set
the nre was surxiuea wunoui mucn i mi wi uicu eggo, w
damage to the building.
Sheriff Kobertson delivered an ad
dress to the citizens of this place in
the school building, last Saturday
night. His theme principally was the
winning of the war. He also touched
on politics and the coming election.
There is to be a singing convention
at Greens Creek, next Sunday.
Amnog the attractions will eb an old
time singing," which the old people
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Foster Law
ter, one day last week, a boy.
. The,writing spider has about gone
out of Dusiness in this vicinity, and
we think it just as well, for he was
such a poor scribe we couldn't read
his writing anyhow.
There was a fearful car wreck in
front of Mr. Robert Ridings' residence
Sunday morning, on the Spartanburg
road. Two colored men were in the
car which was running at the rate of
75 miles an hour, when suddeuy the
front wheels left the groenc Aim, the
car cut a double summersault, throw
ing the occupants high in the air, one
of whom reached the ground in time
next spring. These eggs are to be
placed in the hand s of five painstak
ing men or women in each of the six
townships of the county, who will
build and equip a hen house according
to instructions, and keep the poultry
pure bred and as directed from the
State College of Agriculture. I have
already selected several of these par
ties, and any who wouldlike to under
take pure bred poultry work on the
farm would do well to see or write
Tryon township has aireadv organ
ized a pure bred poultry association,
and every other township should do.,
likewise. Every farm should increase
their poultry output next year so as
to release that much tork to va
abroad where it is so badly needed.
io ao so better lien nouses should
be provided now, that proper care an
oe taicen or the laying hens this win
ter, and the little chick next spring.
5th. Everybody do his level best
in buying and causing others to bUy
Fourth Liberty Bonds, and W. ?. S.
Y , Respectfully,-
SAMS, County Agent!
t - . ian '