North Carolina Newspapers is powered by Chronam.
For the Hone
AND THE TRYONi BEE
VOL. XXIV NO. 30
TRYON, N. C.' FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1918.
to (1ft A VP AIT
T a i . 1 . i ;. ; " ; : -
MILLION RUSSIANS 111 '
STARVE TO DEATH THIS
tk of Transportation Will Prevent the United
States from Rushing Food to People of
that Stricken Unfortnate Nation.
FROM 01 FRIENDS OIR IRE GOOIITY
Spine Items of Gensral Intaiwst Gathered By Oar CorrponcIBU From Varini
SeetMiia of Polk Comtj ,
lions of Children of Other European Nations Will Per
ish Unless Furnished the Proper Kind of Food
by the People of this Country,
AMERICANS TO MAKE GREATER SACRIFICES.
e had the pleasure of attending
meeting of county food adminis-
trs in Raleigh, last week. We
met a large body of intelligent,
rnnined, patriotic men and women,
are devoting their time, money
talent for the immense problem
Ceding hungry Europe,
tr. Franklin W. Fort, of Mr. Hoo-
official family, was present, and
ivered a talk full of advice, as well
Containing facts which were abso-
ily sensational. He told us that
(ions of Russians would perish for
want of food this winter This
Id not be helped, on account of
asportation. All thfe ocean har
s are now frozen over, while the
sheviki has ppsesion of the rail
ds and will not permit anything to
re to northern Russia. He also
I us that all child life in Europe
;W perish if we did not go to the
istance. He said that while we ex
led eleven million tons of food to
rope last year, that we would be
npelled to export twenty million
is this coming year if we prevented
nost the extinction of those unhap
and unfortunate people.
lo do this means further and more
xstic denials- on the part of the
herican people. While we have de-
d ourselves of portions of var;ious
pd products in the pasty we are now
led upon to give up entirely, three
Jry important foods creamery but-
f, bottled milk and cheese. The
k part of this is that we can do it
id not suffer. We will have to sub-
on home made butter or oleomar-
Jrine instead of butter, and fresh
k instead of bottled milk.
All child life is threatened with its
Iry being, and unless large quanti-
fi of bottled milk is sent to certain
juntries over there, and not Ger
Py at that , no children can survive
winter. This is indeed a gloomy
rture to hold up before our people,
!t true one, nevertheless, and one
cannot be erased.
behave promised liberty and f ree-
r t0 Poland, Serbia. Czecho-Slo-
fkika, as well as many other small
POOUS. Arp vp WS rrnin r tr Vrirnr
--- v. gimg O
0 existence these countries only to
!t the people die ? To the United
'Wes they look not onlv for guidance
fm wip m establishing their house- I
hold, but for life itself. To us is giv-en-the
task, and it should be one of
pleasure, of taking care of these peo
ple, and preventing starvation.
The American home, the American
form of government, and in fact all
that is American, is pointed to by the
idealists of the world as their pattern.
In the past we have felt very much
flattered by such adoration, as it did
not cost us anything, but when the
rrau preacned in the chaDel Th flu 3
last Sunday at 3:30 p. m. This was munity.
the first service in about two months. Mir. C. W. Davis' people were shop
No notice having been given that ping in Bb&tie, Thursday,
there would be any services resulted Mr. J. MDavis killed two nice hogs
in there being no wood to fire up last week, one weighing 501. the
with, and the chapel was not so com- other 315.
fortable as it might have been. Miss Pauliae and Roy Wilkins
The school is scheduled to open at spent Sunday wilt Miss Eva and
this place, on or about the 9th of De- Haroid DavH
cember. It is to be hoped that plen- Mr. Perry Ofttitrell ?.nd family
ty of wood may be secured and the sneit Simdav with Mr C W T:iv id-
house put in order by the time the son: '
school is to open so there will be no Mrs. M. J. Hiars srent Sunday af-
hitch or hindrance when teachers ar- ternoon with Mrs. J. O. David.
rive but to proceed with school Mr. J. T. H&ves' daughter Rffi is
i The hosiery s people wiU observe very low at this writing.
lhanksgiving day. Mr Bob Miiler passed through this
It is to be hoped that some kind of yicinity Sunday .afternoon.
Thanksgiving service will be held in Mr. Vadin Cal e-t and family, from
the chapel by our people. We've Fmgerville, s;C, ..ited Mr. H. C.
mucn zo oe tnaniciui tor. Calvert, Saturday and Sunday.
ivir. iwuty inompson, Eugene Born to Mf. 4nd Mrs. E. L. Cudd; a
"uii"o uumer Kjase naa a very j boy.
narrow escape Irom death, last Sun
day night, while they were in a Ford
were happily married Sunday. We
wish them much success.
Mr. T. F. Rowland and family left
Monday for their new home in Georgia.
Miss bessie Thompson and sister,
Exie, spent Sunday at Mr. A. A. Edwards'.
Mr. E. S. Kibbie visited at Mr. P. G.
Brisco's, Saturday and Sunday.
We are glad to see the boys coming
home from camp. Soon they will be
coming from France.
w. s. s.
WHAT SHALL WE DO
Red Mountain school closed Friday
last. The hit of the entertainment
was a dialogue between Miss Mary
Arledge and ftM'ss Myi'tls Pack, the
Sunny View school ctoscxl Saturday,
with an evening entertainment pre
pared by the pupils after school hours
under the direction of Miss Clara
Feagaa and Miss Bertha Dalton.
Miss Dalton having taught at the old
Burnett school, had many old friends
amongst the pupils, and crying spells
followed the program. An organ was
loaned by Fred Gibbs, and A. F. Cor-
This Question is Puzzling the
Minds of the People of
all Allied Nations.
NAVAL OFFICER'S OPINION.
roadster and going to Columbus.
The car came in contact with a calf
roaming about on the highway. The
time came to back up our idealism T- I
fnr w. oii , Thompson, the driver, arm broken
uvuuug eise, we aia nnH Gnma ni,0 m. xt
vrvv-i initial miUliCS.
Mr. J. C. Davis made 225 bushels of
corn on 7 acres of common up-land.
W. 8. 6-OLUMBUS.
so, with the life of our boys, and bil
lions of dollars of our money. Now
that peace is in sight and many small
nations are to be the outcome of it all,
and all patterned after the ' United
States, to whom they look for all that
is good, are' we to deny them life it
self when we can, by a little self-denial
on our part, give them all that is
necessary to start off in the family
of nations ancf with fullTatomachs'?'
We have never yet failed a friend,
and God grant we never may.
But if you cannot agree with us in
Mrs. J. Ci'Shipman and children, of
Hendersonville, spent a few days
man somewhat shaken up. As to the withher fat?er' Mt"" J P' Arlede
last weeK. m
Miss Adeline Owens is absent from
school thiswoek, on account of the
Messrs. T; M. Johnson and E. T.
calf, at this penciling we are not
able to say whether it survived ' or
succumbed. Question who should
Mr. J. C. Rhodes and familv. of
" 1 I - 1 , t j. -w -r i
Whittier, N. C, are visiting home UCKer werc guesrs 01 mri?-donnson
folks in Lvnn. Jens, rpnnrts rnnd We are giaa IO KnOW
crops and business in Jackson county.
Several of our citizens -are ''drilling
some fine pOrkers this week. Messrs.
Clayton Constant and Newman Bros.,
are on the list.
Mallv Thnmrtsrtn ic rmvci'mr on
, . . . . .. . I J A Willi, ... V
ThlC miilir AT THa rtnnifinM nvtnnn 1 I
" roT' wc aai tack of cold or grip or flluiser. It is
to your selfish side. Even now an-
to be hoped he will soon be out.
West is improving after a a attack of
the flu. :. .
lAevX- jMi'ii V. a' few
da8 with home folks, lvist week. He
will go to Fiance as soon as he re
turns to camp.
Dr. H. H. Edwards and Mr. and
Mrs. C. D. Elliott visited friends at'
sick :i:st this week.
Mrs. T. W. Williamson
weak in Asheville.
Mrs. C. E. Shore was in Spartan-
archy, in all its vile4forms and ex- Q rn f f w.;,i Mil! Spring, Sunday.
istence is rampant in certain sections t or tw weeks f OD Some of our people attended the
of the world. Did you ever stop to re- eration .g reported M doing well and corn shucking given at Mrs. L. B.
fleet that anarchy has its birth in wiU be able tQ retum home SQQIL McC:uinn's, last .Thursaay evening.
hunger. Why, brother, bless your Mr R w Porlrpr i,9H a w,fV, ever one reports a good time.
soul, your wife knows this, and when- hi F H qaturHv nitht Nr James and Ida Carnegie are on the
ever sne imnss 01 maKing a toucn damage to the car
sne always waits until tne masters Wp woniAr wuat vaH 1- ftf fi,A
stornach is full, for she knows then L , . committe mavor
that he is at peace with all the world. . a1HprT. Wp hear creat doal
And that very condition prevails with f comT)laint about so mucn shootine. buru last Thursday.
Mr. Arcnie reagan is very sick ax
Mr. Bostic Page re'.arned home
from Virginia, where he has been at
Mrs. J. A. Bailey, Misses Gladys,
Grace and Sidney Smith are on the
sick list this week.
Messrs. A. L. McMurray and J. F.
Ormond were in Cooper Gap, Monday
Mrs. Charles Davenport visited her
mother, Mrs. Underwood, of Lynn,
W. S. S
n 1 1 : 1 i x i.
au nianiuau' wven pienty 10 cw especially on the street and near res-
anarcny ana noisnevism win not sur- idenceg and laceg of business; Sec.
vive long. And don t you imagine ti(m 13 of town ordfnances should be
for a moment that we may not be enforced or repealed.
piaguea witn xms very same scourge. At this writing Mr. J. Lee Fisher's
Only a few days ago we read of a big condition is considered precarious.
paraae in iew xorK, ixeaueu uy ieu H c Rhodes. iocated now at An-
flag. We are now facing the most derson S. C, was visiting home folks
critical situation that has arisen dur-
last week-end, in Lynn. He looks as
Sunt. Hammett will visit home
folks on Thanksgiving day.
w. s. s.
MILL SPRING ROUTE 1.
ing the whole of this great world's .f the climate agreed with him.
war. i$ut it is one tnat can De met
and solved to the entire satisfaction
of mankind, but by one way only
plenty of food.
If we can feed the world through
Jl A IV A 1- J -
tne coming winter, tnen tne worst is Mr Sam .0wnby returned home
over, for with the coming of spring from Camp gevier Saturday. All are
the sowing 01 new crops win oegm, , d t have him back a in
1 ri ji . 1 j. I o
ana azter tne next narvebt urupe Cpvoral from this section went to a
will be in position to help herself. In . . in NooHImviIIp section. his Parents.
the meantime don't stop saving food. Oo. ,0 vf Mr. and Mrs. C. 1). Elliott, of Co-
Mr. Hubert H. Foster, of Camp Se
vier spent Saturday and Sunday with
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Hamn Gil-
PjJast Monday, a girl. '
m- Simp Johnson visited at the
ome of Mr. John Hayes, of Abolinel
Irs- Alice Gilhprt liad the flu.
Jt is ii-nnvA,.;
t ''luins anu cmiuicn, ui
rle Branca j
5 here- last week. '
o vi.vv. 1
of the death of Mr. Dean
B' last Saturday night. Mr. Ross
.eU known 9
Hill, where he attended church
Ma Y Scho1 for several years.
wnpn Kn a i ;n ,
ki. , wok tne lniiueiiz.
,"cn. with or,;.;' v;e
mv ""iiea with the Baptist
(, years ago, and lived as a
iStian tn fU J tt- .
TO f leaves a
k ' lather, mnrt
t JfS and other relatives, to whom
annoyance, to say the least.
Mr. C. G. Feagan had a big fat hog
to die one night recently.
School commences here next Mon
Walter Reed got a little too far
alre in his car' the other even"
I said car refused to bring him
Miss Bessie Thompson and sister,
Exie, spent Sunday with Miss Mossie
lumbus, visited Mr. and Mrs. W.
Quite a number from here went to
Mr. Virgil Skipper is spending this the cotton picking at Mr. E R. Ed
.J: wards' Fridav nierht. Evewbodv re-
week at Fingerville, S. C.
Mr. Walter Russell and son, Johnie,
visited relatives at Cooper Gap Satur
Mr. Epley's family, who have had day.
the flu, have all about recovered.
Mr. T. B. Jones, the singing teach
er, was in this place, ' Saturday.
The potato crop is exceptionally
good in this vicinity.
W. A. ReRed grew the finest irish
potatoes nearly 80 bushels.
Miss Eliza White was a caller at
Mr. Ownby's, Sunday afternoon.
Mr. George Champion was a caller
on Uree Route 1, Sunday.
W. S. s.
Whoo we are having cold weather
The up land com i, good, but the ; . small
bottom land corn was damaged by the
Mrs. Robert McEntyre visited Mrs.
ports a nice time.
Mr. Sam Cocherum is home again,
Leader for Chris? iai Endeavor for
next Sunday, ?Iiss Clara Edwards.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Lewis, Claude
and Melva, went to Uatherfordton,
School will begin, here next Mon
day, with Miss Berth.! Dalton a.?
Misses Pearl, Essie and Clara Ed
wards, were guests of Mis3 Leha
Yes; Silver Creek, we realize that
fcin assisted with his viola. Noah
Lynch appeared as a soldier, and Es
ther Wilson, of Red Mountain, assist
ed. The program included songs,
"When We Gather Every Morning,"
and "The Boys of Sunny View," flag
drills by the primary and senior girls,
and an Indian play by the boys; pan
tomimes "America" and the "Prison
Call".; speaking by various children.
The rooms were thrown together, a
platform erected, and the walls deco
rated witn Liberty Loan and Y. M. C.
A posters. Plenty of green boughs
v ere used in deco'-atiag, and all Hie
work was done after school hours
during the week, and met with the
hearty approval of the parents who
regret that funds aro not available
Mrs. G. 3. Whiteside were judges in
the writing contest, and awarded the
prize to Uzzle Helton for the greatest
improvmnt. Arkansas Jackson and
Bessie Jane Helton attended every
day during the four months term,
fourth grade class in spelling did not
miss a word during the term. Miss
Feagan will open the Fishtop school
next week, and Miss Dalton the
at Mill Spring.
The song Battle Hymn of the Re
public, published in the POLK COUN
TY NEWS last week, was used to the
new words "The Boys of Sunny View"
The shaped notes are appreciated by
old and young.
MJr. Bill Steppe, of Chase City Va.,
is visiting his brother, Mr. King
Misses Grace and Oma Gibbs were
guests of Miss Maggie Jackson, Sun
day. Misses Bertha Dalton, Lizzie Wil
liams, Annie Wilson, Messrs. Uzzel
Helton, John Bradley and Willie Mills
were callers at Mr. Fred Gibbs' Sun
Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Coggins spent
Saturday night with the latter's
mother. Mrs. A. J. Dimsdale.
Miss Maggie Jackson and Mr. Noah
Lynch accompanied Miss Bertha Dal
ton home Sunday.
Mr. Terrell Taylor has returned
home from Spartanburg S. C. j
Mrs. G. L. Taylor was the guest of
her sister Mrs. Ella Gibbs Sunday. ,
Mr. Ernest Ruff who is in the U. S.
Navy has returned to Philadelphia
from France. He reports all the
boys are wanting, to come home so
let's do everything we can to get
them home and don't forget' to give
to the War Campaign one more dol
lar or so.
Continue to send the POLK COUN
8Y NEWS to our brave lads in khaki
j rofov ressie iimmpou.., j
1U uv aiifiii. I ... m 1 1 1 '
v 4. a .a u fflr-a'u iHU"'7" r " t thewar is over. C?
ranneia iwvc auyj "uvu - noihted supenntenaent oi uic i r x r.o.;, v;c?f;. -w f9m
ing their wnite cotton m una , vi.i. Hope Sunday school. May oa mess here at this writing
i at iiq ail crivp i.nHMKX iaj viuu itiiv i t ' ikn maw wawt r i - . .
, nimmvuBKuw. n.B. Little Kannie Walker who was bit
givetn us uie vicwijt, vxxxjr was Zuo Dusneis ox qam msieau
Thanksgiving day, but every day. 0f 103, that Mc .Thompson made
ten by a mad dog' two weeks ago
at the home of Dr. Wajdnat Lan-
(Mr. John Tipton is getting along dnm g C t uking treatment
1 .Xt. m Allf llAIIAA I
Thankseiving nicely with his new house
turkey this year, just think of the Mr. Jolm C. Thompson, who is in
millions of mothers in Europe beg- JNew iorK, is on nis jod agam.
w ,nir with which to save the Mr. Weaver Scoggins made a busi
lifp of their children. If that doesn't ness trip to Chesnee, S. C, Saturday.
make you think, then we know
nothing that will.
W. 'S. 'S
Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Thompson-made
a business tripto Rutherfordton Mon-
of Best wishes to the news ana its tuy.
readers, ' a fr 1 Parley Foy and Miss Nellie Dalton
Farmers are very busy sowing
wheat in this section, the most of
them are done picking cotton, and
some are holding their cotton for a
Mr. Clarence Justice was here on
business, last week.
Miss Charity Williams visited out
on the route, Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Israel Arledge, mo
tored up -from Spartanburg, Saturday
night, returning home Sunday.
' Miss Mary Ann Bradley visited on
the route Sunday.
. We regret to hear that Mr. N. E.
Arledger of -the Navy, who is statiori-ed-at
Charleston, has Spanish influ-
Just now the question as to what
should be done with the Germans is
the absorbing topic. There is no de
nying the question but that German
propogandists are busy attempting to
manufacture sympathy favorable to
that nation. The cry that has gone .
out aboutshortage of provisions 'is
said to be unfounded, and given out
in an attempt to secure better jeace
terms. In this connection the follow
ing letter from Lieut. Copelajad to
his father reflects the sentiment Of
"the boys," and for that matter many
of our citizens in private life:
"And our altitude toward Germany,
what will it be ?
According to God, vengeance is His,
and His the right to punish, alone;
but in all His goodness, wisdom and
mercy, may we not each one pray
that to the Germany, that was He will
send punishment, swift, severe in ex
act accord with the severity, the dead-
liness of her sins? I do not believe
that it would be wrtmg for us to ask
There still remains much to be done
and. in spite of our heart felt thanks
that battle has ceased, we must not
for one moment lose sight of the fact
that as yet, Germany is an enemy, to
be thought of and treated as such.
Our wonderful people, always quick
to forgive, will, I hope, not be , too
anxious to play the role of the gra
cious father welcoming the return of
the prodigal. To do this would be
When we all think of pity for Ger-
many, let us at the same time think
of the thousands of American boys,
dead, slain by the same pity seeking
Germans; let us" think of other thous
ands of our boys who are coming
home, lives wrecked, .blind, maimed,
torn and crazed by the hellish war
fare of these degenerated disciples of
satan then if .in our hearts we still
have room for pity, let us put that
virtue into practical use by making of
it the human element which will en
ter into the- God-sent punishment
which is certain to be visited upon
v We punish criminals in our awn na
tion. Shall we then permit a whole
nation of criminals, such as go to
make up Germany, escape the black
est crimes of all ages without the
punishment such crimes deserve?
Not a nation on top of this earth
has escaped the suffering, in greater
or less degree, which this terrible war
Should the people who caused such
world-wide suffering be received back
into the realm of humanity unpunish
ed for its sins?
These are questions we must
answer, questions which can be but
lightly dwelt upon by the coming
peace conference, but each man wo
man and child in the United States
can, and will, answer these questions
in their own way, and upon every liv
ing person in this land rests the de
gree of punishment which Germany
will certainly receive.
It is a fact that the punishment
which first suggests itself to the pun
isher is not always the proper meas
ure to be adopted.
Therefore, instead of adding to the
suffering of the world by imposing
physicaly impossible conditions when
terms oi peace are arranged, let each
of us under solemn oath to ourselves,
avow to take Germany, in punish
ment that which she so loves, and of
which she so proudly has boasted
Merchants, farmers, manufacturers
everybody, can hae a part in this, by
simply refusing to buy, sell or use,
any article which comes, or any part
of any article which comes from Ger
many. Let our business men so arrange
their dealings that former German
markets shall be forever closed .to
German goods, arid when I say busi
ness men, I include everybody from
producer to exporter.
Let us so despise German goods
that there will never again be a mar
ket in this country for any of them;
let is never again be said that we are
dependent upon the Germans for one
single article which we use.
In other words let us resolve to lit
erally chase Germany fromthe mar
kets of the entire world. It can oe
done. Each of us 'will have a hand
in it by so doing, in whatevr way pre
sents itself, our part. V
After all is said and done, what
Germany fought- for was .commercial
supremacy. Can a punishment more
fitting be found than for us, in peace,
to make it impossible for urermany to
1 i Al J l " -1- ' J 4
tenza and is quite Sick at this writing. mortal combat?
attain the desire which caused her to
plunge the world, most of it, into