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Dr. E. M. Salley of Saluda, was in
Tryon, Sunday. y . - J
Dv. M. C. Palmer of Camp Jackson,
was in Tryon Sunday.
A. A. Avant and family motored to
Charlotte last week on a short visit
to relatives. &i il$
Mr. W- 0. Laughlin of Salisbury,
was in Tryon and Columbus on busi
Mrs. Wyatt Oliver, of Marion, S. C,
was the guest of Mrs. Theodosia
jons Kennedy, last week.
Tea Room at Mountain Industries
open every Saturday beginning No
vember 30th, from 3:30 to 5:30.
Cakes, crullers and home made del
icacies. Telephone orders. Miss L.
B. Jayne, Sunshine Cottage, Mefrose
Ave. - i. &tLi'ii
The nicest Coats, Suits and Sweaters
(or ladies and children, at the most rea
sonable prices at E. Rhodes Millinery,
Sabbath services at the Congrega
tional church: Sunday school at 10 a.
m., public worship at 11 a. m., sermon
by the pastor. Public invited.
The nicest Coats, Suits and Sweaters
for ladies and children, at the most rea
sonable prices at E. Rhodes Millinery
Wilkins' store. -
Wanted: Two or three well fur
nished rooms suitable for light house
keeping, must have bath connection.
State what you have plainly. Address
"X" care the NEWS.
The nicest Coats, Suits and Sweaters
for ladies and. children, at the most
ieasonable prices at E. Rhodes Millinery,
Mrs. James Vernor, Jr., entertained
with a supper party, last Wednesday.
The guests were Mrs. Lubeck, Miss
Clara Bell, Miss Loraine Stone, Lieut.
Lee and Sgts. Perkins and Lind, all of
the 5th Pioneer Infantry Band.
County Demonstrator J. R. Sams
left on Tuesday, where with other
eounty demonstrators of Western
North Carolina, will attend the Chi
cago Fat Stock Show. On their way
up they will visit several big stock
farms near Lexington, KyM while on
their return they will do the same in
Indiana points. Mr. Sams says he
hopes to gain considerable informa
tion of value to the farmers of Polk
All restrictions have taken off the
use of flour, for with the signing of
the armistice, four years' accumula
tions of wheat in Australia and the
Argentine, as well as India, are be
ing rushed to ,the hungry people of
Europe. 'But man can not t live on
bread alone, so the Good Book tells
us. There is a big shortage in
meats and fats of all kinds. The
herds" of Europe have been extermin
ated. We must not only restock the
people of Europe with breeders, but
must send them meat to eat as well.
A dog law is going to be introduce
and we believe, passed by the next
legislature. Every man who cares
more for his children than he does for
a dog, will be in favor of such a meas
ure. For many years to come the
People of the whole world will face a
shortage of meats. Western North
Carolina in a short while could do
much to help the situation by raising
sheep. But you cannot raise sheep
and dogs in the same territory. Indi
vidually we prefer a leg of mutton,
anytime, to a mangy, yaller hound
It is to be hoped that the next leg
islature in North Carolina will enact
some publisity laws. At the last
election not one in a dozen knew what
they were asked to vote on in the
matter of the two amendments. They
should have been published in at least
one newspaper in every county so
that the voters could have acted in an
intelligent manner in the matter. Our
Publicity laws are too old and out of
date. Let the people know what our
law makers are .doing, and what ev
p,y penny of our tax money is spent
fi'- You can only do this by using
Our poultry department has been
glected for the past two weeks for
he reason that none of our readers
have seen fit to ask any questions
Remember that this department is
just what our readers make it. You
ave one of the ablest poultry experts
m the United States to consult, abso
. lutely without cost, and if you fail tq
take advantage of his services, don't
Name anybody but yourself. We ro-
ceved some questions last week,
which will be answered , in our next
Peek's issue. In the meantime send
m your questions. We feel '. quite
sure that poultry raisers have many
acuities, and many of them could
be overcome if you could consult com
ment authorities. The- NEWS af
you that very opportunity,
Take advantage of it. .
WOMEN'S UNION SERVICES.
On December 5th, at the Congre
gational church, there will be held at
3:3a p a union service of thanks
giving, forT peace, conducted by the
women of ?Tryon.
At this service' there will be music
and short talks on women's work. A
cordial invitation is extended to all
women to help make this service one
of real thanksgiving and communitv
"To the press of the country espec
ial credit is due for emphasizing
through their news columns and edi
torial pages the, necessity for making
this great loan successful. In spite
of the influenza, the unenacted reve
nue bill and the other - unfavorable
factors, the American people have
consummated the greatest financial
achievement in all history." William
G. McAdoo, Secretary of the Treasury
W S 3,
SUPERIOR COURT CLERK.
In giving Jhe vote cast at the re
cent election in Polk county, by over
sight we omitted the vote for Super
ior Court Clerk, which was as fol
lows: Arledge, D 686
Edwards, R . . .663
Arledge's majority 2.1
' W. S. 3
POLK COUNT FAIR
All officers and directors of the
Polk County Fair Association are
hereby requested to meet at the Bank
of Tryon, in Tryon, on Tuesday, De
cember 3, at 10 c'clock, a. m.
A full attendance is requested, as
very important matters will come be
fore the meeting.
W. T. LINDSEY, Pres.
B. F. COhELAND, Sec.
S S M
BAPTIST SUNDAY SCHOOL.
To the members and friends of the
Baptist church, of Tryon: Now that
the recent epidemic has subsided, and
things are becoming normal again,
the officers and teachers of the Bap
tist Sunday school desire to make this
appeal to all Baptists and their
friends in Tryon, to assist us by their
presence to increase the membership
and efficiency of our Sunday school.
To this end we earnestly desire
every member of our church and
those who desire to join our Sunday
school, to be present, as we wish to
make a good showing in the "drive"
we are contemplating among the Bap
tists of our town and community.
We promise a cordial welcome to
all who come. Sunday school prompt
ly at 1Q o'clock.
E. J. JONES, Acting Supt.
W. S. S.
.POLK COUNTY RED CROSS.
For the present, at least, no more
gauze dressings or bandages are to be"
made but it is hoped that all workers
in gauze and bandages will give all
time possible to making refugee gar
ments. An allotment of one hundred
and fifty shirts must be completed
before Christmas. These have been
given out to various sub-committees,
and they plan to have everyone busy,
hundred soldier's kits for the Italian
army has been received. This has
also been turned over to sub-committee.
The annual mescing of the Chapter
was held November 20th. A year of
excellent work was reported. The
present membership from the county
is four hundred and fifty-eight, a
gainst three hundred and fourteen in
'.917-. Let us hope that 3039 will
show an increas-3 of another. JW. Of
course Saluda and Tryon have the
largest 'membership, fn account cf
their larger potw. it;o,i. The Abo
lene branch with 50 members has the
greatest number of members out in
the county, the Greens Creek branch
comes second, showing 43.
The total amount of money whi".h
passed through the hands of the
charter treasurer waj $1,564.44. This
eludes the second Red Cross war fund
75 per cent of whic:i was sent to na
Remember that Nov. 20 will be the
last day for sending Christmas pack-
ages -W. S. S,-
WORLD RELIEF WORK.
The most far reaching and effective
conservation drive ever put on by the
Food Administration will take place
during the week of Dec. 2-7. In Polk
county the work will be in charge of
the Lanier Club, of Tryon. A meet
ing was held in the club room., Tues
day at 3 p. m., at which time an out
line of the work was explained to the
ladies by Mr. B. F. Copelandwho was
in attendance at the State meeting in
Raleigh, last week.
The week's program will open Sun
day, when every minister in Polk
county is expected to preach on food
conservation that day.
TCiftv nicrht. at the school house,
'in Tryon, a public ' "SSir Mimdf
held preSlded V y
pouc oototy ms7a. thyoh, h. o.
dine. Local talent will be called upon
to explain what the Food Administra
tion expects of the American peoplel
m this work.
Friday special exercises will be hela
in every school in the county a spec
ial program having been prepared
and sent to every teacher in the coun
ty. .'! : -N-TO
On Sunday, Dec. 8, a whirlwind
tour of the county will be made. Sev
eral auto loads will leave Tryon in
the morning, and short meetings will
be held at Columbus, Mill Spring, and
probably some one point in Cooper
Gap township. Another crowd will
take in Greens Creek township, hold
ing meetings at Greens Creek and
With one-half the world starving;
with no hope for probably ten million
people who face starvation this win
ter, and with other millions to starve
also unless we save them by sending
them foodstuffs; with the stabiliza
tion of Democracy and civilization de
pendent to a very large degree upon
food supplies with all these things
in mind, we cannot but make every
attempt to surpass every previous ef
fort in our preparation for and execu
tion of the program for World Relief
Week, December 2nd through 7th.
W. S. S.
Special services will be held King's
Chapel A. M. E. church, Tryon, be
ginning Sunday, at which time a col
ored secretary of the Y. M. C. A.,
from Camp Wadsworth will speak, at
3:30 p. m. Monday night Rev. Mr.
J. H. Griffith rector of Holy Cross
Episcopal church will preach, and on
Tuesday night Rev. Mr. Makepeace,
of the Congregational church will
preach. A special invitation is ex
tended to the white people of Tryon
to attend as many of these services as
possible. Wednesday night Rev E.
C. Wright, of Landrum will preach
and Thursday at 6:30 p. m., the pro
gram will be in the hands of the Wo
men's Missionary Society.
W. s. s.
Not content with demoralizing the
mail service until it is in the worst shape
in the history of the department, the
telegraph has been turned over to Bur
leson, and it is now proposed to turn the
cables over to him. Such a howl has
gone up over the country that makes
Baker's experience a mere bagatelle.
w. s. S.
BATHTUB AT THE FRONT
.Western Newspaper Unlonk
The boys see to it that their pets
get a scrubbing up once in a while, too.
Photo shows a Canadian giving his pet
a muchneeded wash during a rest
from the line.
DIE OF HUNGER IN ALASKA
Many Natives in Western Part of
Country Perish From Lack
Seattle, Wash. Nearly one hundred
natives- of the Kuskokwim mining dis
trict of Western Alaska died this
spring from want of food, according
to officers of a Seattle schooner which
arrived here recently after carrying
supplies to the North. Last winter
was so severe, the officers said, that
the natives were unable to hunt or
The seamen said they rescued twelve
miners from starvation at Good News.
The twelve had lived on moss until
the arrival of the schooner, which was
delayed by the late breaking up of
MANY MILLIONS FEWER BORN
War Costs Europe 12,500,000 Poten
tial Lives an Expert
London. The war has caused the
belligerent countries of Europe the
loss of not less than 12,500,000 poten
tial lives because of the decrease in
the number of births resulting from
the war, says Sir Bernard Mallet, reg
istrar general of Great Britain. This
country., he asserts, has lost in these
potential' lives . 650,000 children. . He
Believes that other belligerent, coun
tries have suffered In this respect more
than has Great Britain. Sir Bernard
estimated that every day of the war
means a Toss of 7,000 potential lives of
children to the United Kingdom,
France, Italy and the central powers. k
CZECHS IN ITALY
MUST IV IN OR DIE
Fighting Against Austria, Their
Capture Means Nothing '
WON'T LEAVE THEIR DEAD
All Fallen Comrades Carried From the
Field These Valorous Warriors
Select Their Own Officers and
Eliminate Weak and Unfit
(Special Correspondence of Italian Ameri
can News Bureau.)
Italian FrontThe Slav soldiers In
the Italian army eiect their own su
periors by the most rigid tests, and
thus they are representative of the
manhood of their nationalities. The
Italian soldiery and people have taken
kindly to them.
The first of the proofs of valor they
gave are admirable, although limited
to modest operations in exploring and
raiding. Whether by themselves or
with Italian troops, these Czech-Slovaks,
arriving from beyond the ocean,
have kept up the fire of patriotism and
the ardor to fight, and have fought
The repatriates of the Czecho-Slovakl
army have been saluted already with
brotherly love by the population in the
zone of war, especially by the ancient
inhabitants of the Vcneto, who have
the most recent and liveliest recollec
tion of oppression and the convulsive
struggle for redemption.
The wom n of Verona offered them a
battle flag In the Bohemian colors, sur
mounted by a lion. The soldiers recog
nized the sanctity of the gift and
swore an oath that they would die fbr
that emblem of liberty The expres
sion was not rhetorical and the oath
Are Killed Iff. Captured.
The fate that awaits these new war
riors for the ideals of a far-off and
oppressed country is shown by the in
flexible military rules of the Austrian
empire. They are all subjects of the
Emperor Carl and as such death is th
only thing In store for them if cap
Their word Is for that reason sacred.
Neither alive nor dead must they fall
Into the hands of the enemy. Even the
dead must be snatched from the op-,
pressor. Each one has sworn to carry
off to the Italian lines the body of a
compatriot killed in action.
Recently, during a reconnaissance,
a Bohemian fell close to the enemy
lines. Braving a hot fire, the explorers
hurried to carry him off, fearing that
In a night sortie the Austrlans might
get the body.
These "soldiers of death" know that
if an operation falls of success they
must kill themselves. To the Igno
minious death infficted by the enemy
they prefer suicide. Whether through
death by the enemy or through their
own hands, they have consecrated thejr
lives to the distafct fatherland, from
which they have come to fight in the
greatest cradle of all liberty and ail
Eliminate Weak and Unfit
Rome, the ancient lighthouse of civ
ility and of liberty, has substituted
these new companions In arms for
those of Russia. These warriors for
the freedom of their country have
found in the ranks of our own combat
ants fraternity and sturdy faiths This
fraternity, more than common ideals
for the redemption of their respective
countries, is cemented by the know
ledge and vision of the real difficulties
and the resolution and firmness of
purpose of the new combatants. From
their own ranks on a spontaneous vote
they have eliminated all about whose
military vigor or enthusiasm there
could be any doubt, so that the recruits
represent the flower of the soldiery of
the oppressed nationalities. Drawn
from the same country, speaking the
same tongue, in the daily intimacy of
their new. military life, they have sub
jected each other to voluntary but in
flexible tests. The results are confided
only to their officers.
"Titus does not please me. He would
not make a good corporal. We do not
want him," they say. Thus, out of the
ancient military system of Austria
springs elements of criticism which ex
clude the weak and unfit. The officers
must heed these verdicts, which, like
all collective judgments, arise from a
full consensus of the judges.
Elect Own Officers.
The examination of the political
opinion is not less exacting for being
carried out by fellow soldiers. A Czech
recruit who spoke. his mother tongue
well was challenged Jy his compat
riots. "He speaks our language well
but his heart is not Czech," they said.
It was learned that during protracted
business transactions In Vienna he had
lost the fierceness and the intrepidity
of the Bohemian character through
daily contact with the Austrian author
ities. - ' ' r
This control has been fraught with
excellent results. Those who have sur
vived the tests of the assembled-judges
have furnished the best: war material
and proved themselves dependable in
military and moraL affairs. -
The officers are also elected by the
soldiers, who trust their leaders with
blind faith, and ' give them the most
rigid obedience and discipline.. Such
discipline the new soldiers of liberty
are taught, by their remembrance of
imperial oppression, to hold essential
to the triumph of their cause.
You live in this county you believe in it you
love it because it'syonr 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.
' 1 But a nest-egg in a bank, hatches. A nest-egg of dollars hatch
es out many nickles and dimes. These in turn become dollar nest
eggs, and continue the hatching process.
Get a Nest-Egg That WILL Hatch
Set it to work hatching INTEREST. That's one part of the busi
ness fo this bank paying interest on your nest-egg on time
deposits. The man with a savings account has an interest in life.
We invite you to let us help create that interest.
PEOPLES BANK h TRUST CO.
TRYON, N. C.
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.
CAROLINA STATE BANK
DAVID C. BARROW W C ROBERTSON, Q. C. SONNER H. B. LANE
Fine Kentucky Horse at a
I W. T. LDNDSEY, Tryon.
SALE AT A
If taken at once. Cash or reasosble
Two tenant houses well built, in colored
tenement district. Store house and lot on
Trade street. GEO. A. GASH, Agt.
want to know what is going
on back home. Why not you
Send them the NEWS?
vice Fre4t ats Cashier