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Mrs. G. H. Bell was in Henderson
Copy of the County Commissioners
report was received toq, late for us to
handle it this week, so it will appear
in our next week's issue.
Postmaster Steams is wondering
whether the author had him in mind
when he coined the expression "Orig
inal Hard Luck Kid." or not At least
he is having his share. The loss of
the big barn on -the .Mimosa site was
a heavy one. Several thousand feet
:of lumber, to be used in the erection
of cottages was amongst the list of
articles consumed. "Uncle Bill" has
many friends who deeply sympathize
with him in his last catastrophe.
Mr. and Mrs. B. F Copeland are in
receipt of holiday greetings from
Capt Harry C. Miller, of 105th F. A.
Capt. Miller will be remembered by
lots of Tryon people by being encamp
ed at Oak Grove for so long during
the spell of mean winter weather, last
year. He has been in some of the
heavy fighting, and his Tryon friends
are glad to know he has survived. He
is a resident of Brooklyn, N. Y.
There will be a -meeting of the Try.
on Board of Trade, at Missildine hall,
on Wednesday evening, December 18,
at 8 o'clock p. m. Some very impor
tant matters will come before that
meeting, and it is hoped that as many
of the citizens of Tryon will attend as
can possibly do so. Great things are
planned for the future welfare of
Tryon, but it takes a united citizen
ship to make them successful. Come
ana lend your aid.
Somebody said a few days ago that
we "were knocking the town." That
is not true. What little we have is
invested in Tryon, and we would be
very foolish to do anything to injure
the town. Instead we are attempting
to keep the town from "knocking" it
self. When we call in a doctor he al
ways leaves unpleasant medicine to
take, but we take it because we know
he prescribes it for our good. Tve.
same way with our articles. We take
the stand that Tryon is a very sick
town. We have prescribed a remedy.
If taken in time it will do the town a
world of good, and good results will
You wil notice by referring to the
top of the Poultry Department that
fr. J. E. Ivey lends his aid in editing
that department. Mr. Ivey is best
known to Polk county people on ac
count of meetings conducted by him
in the county last fall. Those who
had the pleasure of hearing him real
ized that he knew his business. With
two such men answering any ques
tions propounded by our poultry rais
ers, if you are pestered with problems
and don't ask the advice of these two
gentlemen, then you should be pester
ed. Be sure and mail your questions
to the NEWS, and these gentlemen
will take great pleasure in answering.
We have long since passed the time
when we can call ourself "young,"
but we would not give a "Tinker's
damn" for a town that did not do al)
in its power to provide its young peo
ple with the right kind of amusement.
This Tryon is not doing. The life oi
any community is not complete with
out it's full of young people. Theii
laugh of enjoyment and pleasure if
contagious, and oftimes makes we
older ones seem younger. We want
it distinctly understood that we are
the friend of the young folks. If wf
go abouti providing the youngsters
with suitable pleasures take it for a
certainty that we will never have tc
fear for the future of Tryon as a re
sort town. But drive them away,a nri
you are doing a grave injustice. Let's
do something 'to attract youth, not
- drive it away. .
In another part of this paper yov
will see an appeal for the Helping
Hand Society. The object is stated ir
the article referred to, but we want t'
emphasize the importance of the worl
of this band of workers. For the past
two years everything has been giver
and done for the Red Cross for thr
benefit of the war stricken peoples o4.
Europe, which was all good and well
But now that the governments of Eu
rope are arranging to look after thr
poor of their own countries ' it be
hooves us to pay a little attention tc
our own poor and needv. Just makr
your contribution of 50 cents cash and
all garments and clothing that yov
can spare to the Helping Hand and
they will be used where most needed
Tryon can not afford to let anvboriv
within her confines suffer this winter,
or for that matter any other time.
The way to avoid this is to join the
J HC Tt T-1
anu mrs. jd. r. uopeiand re
ceived a letter from Capt. L. L. Buck
lew, iuth b . A., Wednesday. En
closed in the letter was a circulai
wnicn was dropped from a German
"plane" over the American lines, on
Nov. 4h. Capt. Buckleys batterv
was in the heavy fighting east of Ver
dun, and he says they were in con
stant action for over threp months
He also says they continued fighting
iimi mc last, uring tneir last voney
four minutes before eleven on the
day the armistice was to go into ef
fect at 11 o'clock. . Capt Bucklew'is a
St. Louis friend of Mr. and Mrs.
Copeland, and served under Gen.
Pershing in the Philippines during the
Spanish-American war. It. is need
less to say he is a great admirer of
Gen. Pershing. Capt. Bucklew also
enclosed a poem entitled "A. E. F.
Halloween." We will publish it
the near future.
-W. s. s.
m The Helping Hand society is hold
ing regular meetings,, as msual, for
the consideration of needy cases
which qualify for help and relief
The society takes this, opportunity
to remind the public that the dues are
only fifty cents a year, and that it
depends mainly upon its membership
for a source of revenue. All the peo
ple of Tryon should bear in mind that
this society takes the place of what in
larger centers would be called Asso
ciated Charities and t.ViMfhro ah
contribute to the good work done bv
me neipmg nana.
jx is also earnestly v desired that
Rf having; garments to give away
will .kindly send them to the visiting
, nurse. Miss Rath n
SeeS that thPV ava nlo.AA ...V " 1
do the most good, and who has many
calls upon her for clothing. Please
remember the Helping Hand when
you plan your Christmas presents. .
f Mrs. John Orr, president Mrs. An
nto Mt'tflldine. treasurer: Mrs K . P
Rnrnr, secretary: Miss Katnenne
Beat' x, visiting nurse.
B. F. KAUPP - - Editor.
- Poultry laYMtlsator and Pathologist.
J. E. IVEY N - - Ediur
Aoiitant in Poultry Investigations and Pathology
Any nuettion pertaining- to Poultry Culture, ant
to tha NEWS. Tryon, will b nswed by Dr?
Question 1. Where new blood is
needed would you advise purchasing a
rooster of same strain or a sitting Of
eggs. M. M. H.
Answer. If you can get a sitting
of eggs of the same breed and strain
near by your results should be more
satisfactory by purchasing a sitting
af ee-crs. Usually you will be able to
raise several good males for the same
cost a new male would cost you.
Many persons who have a small flock
and but one male for the flock find it
better to purchase a male from a re
Question 2. If eggs what time
would you advise getting thm?
M. M. rl.
Answr. Large breeds as Plymouth
Rock and Rhode Island Reds should
be hatched not later than March and
smaller breeds as Leghorns not later
than April. Preferably February for
larger breeds and March for the
Question 3. Would you advise con
finement of poultry or running at
large on the farm where you have on
ly one strain? M. M. H.
Answer. Fence your garden and
not your hens. It is a sin to fence up
vour poultry on the farm. We are
advocating the portable poultry house
for the farms (see circular No. 6 of f
this office) so that the h ns and j
large crops as corn are raised and al
low the birds to run out into, the corn
field also in orchards where they con
sume the bugs and insects injurious
to the trees and crops, obtain thereby
animal foor much needed by them- al
so green feed and at the same time
fertilize the ground. DON'T SHUT
UP YOUR HENS IN A DRY LOT. '
Question 4. Can you give plans
for a home made brooder, safe for
this section of North Carolina ?
Answer. Yes. Your paper is per
fectly welcome to reproduce the arti
cle and illustration on page 337 of
Poultry Culture Sanitation and Hy
giene, published by W. ti. Saunders
Co., West Washington Sq. Philadel
phia. But this brooder will cost you
almost as much as one you can pur
jhase from a reliable manufacturer.
A good indoor brooder readv made
Aill cost about $10.00.
Mr. J. C. Corlew, of Melrose, was in
Tryon, Wednesday, and while here in
formed us that he was arranging to
go into the chicken raising industry,
and would raise the White Wyandotte
breed. The number of raisers of full
blooded fancy chickens is rapidly in
creasing, and soon Polk county will
be full of the finest to be found any
where. WhoU be next. - .
The number of people who are ad
ling pure bred poultry to their fl&cjcs
s increasing around Tryon, very rap
dly. Last Monday Mr. R. A. Leon
lrd placed an order for a lot of thor
jughbred Plymouth Rock pullets, and
ntends raising the best that can bo
raised. We would take it as a spee
al favor if all who are -engaging in
,he raising of thoroughbred . poultry
.vould send us their names and the
ind of poultry they intend raising.
For Sale: Buff Orpington
erels, best strain, pure stock.
T. C. MILLS.
For Sale: Single comb White Leg
horn roosters, April hatched, $1.00
each. Setting of eggs, 15 for $1.00.
G. L. Orr, Tryon route 1, N. C.
W. S. 3.
Saluda, N. C, Dec. 9, 1918
Statement of finances of Saluda, N.
C, for the year ending May 31st, 1918
Bal. in Treas. June 1 1917..$ 882.47
Water collections 1,045.50
Light collections 1,089.11
Special taxes 320.00
General taxes collected 2,919.10
Addition to water works. .. .$3,083.81
Int. on bonds and notes 1.439.33
Fire hose 335.00
General purposes 859.51
Bal. in Treas. June 1-1918 $538.53
C. U HILL, Tax Col. and Treas.
W. 3. 3
So many are resigning from impor
tant official positions under President
Wilson that he will not be able to rec
ognize his official family when he .re
turns from Europe.
w. s. s
The efforts of some alarmists
arouse Dreiudice aorainst Clreat Rrit
am Decause sne insists on having the
a C3 w
largest navy in the world should de
ceive nobodv. nor should it alarm anv
body. The great navy of Great Brit
ain has more than once been of untold
benefit to the United States. Had it
not been for the aid of that navy, we
wouia nave Decome involved with Ger
many at Manilla, and it is verv Viumii
iatine to have to acknowlAdr that
hid behind that same crreat navv for
more than a year before we entered
the last ereat war. W Vmvo nrttfcittc
to fear from Great Britain's navy, but
on the contrary it is one of the great
est allies we have. England's cause
and that of the United States are so
closely interwoven that the navy of
S1 Britain is more of an. asset to
the U. S than a menace
AitfeHoan Nation Maintained Al
lied Loaf Through Self
Denial at Home Table.
AVERTED EUROPEAN DESPAIR.
With Military Demand Upon Ocean
thlpplng Relieved, Werld is Able
te Return to Normal White
fe&te the advent of the latest wheat
crop the only limitation upon Ameri
can exports to Europe has been the
horttf of shipping. Between July 1
and October 10 we shipped 65,980,805
bushels. If this rate should continue
until the end of the fiscal year we will
have furnished the Allies with more
than 237,500,000 bushels of wheat and
flour in terms of whett
The result of increased production
and conservation efforts in the United
States has been that with the cessa
tion of hostilities we are able to re
turn to a normal wheat diet- Supplies
that have accumulated In Australia,
Argentine and other hitherto Inacces
sible markets may be tapped by ships
released from transport ' service, and
European demand for American wheat
probably will not exceed our normal
surplus. There is wheat enough avail"
able to have a white loaf at the com
But last year the tale was different
Only by the greatest possible saving
and sacrifice were we able to keep a
steady stream of wheat and flour mov
ing across, the sea. We found our
selves at the beginning of the harvest
year with an unusually short crop.
Even the most optimistic statisticians
figured that we had a bare surplus of
20,000,000 bushels. And yet Europe
wis facing the probability of a bread
famine and in Europe bread la by far
the most Important article in the diet
All of this surplus k had left the
country early In the fall. By the first
of the year we had managed to ship a
tittle more than 50,000,000 bushels by
practicing the utmost economy at
dome by wheatless days, wheatless
fieals, heavy substitution of other
ereals and by sacrifice at almost
every meal throughout the country.
In January the late Lord Rhondda.
then British Food Controller, cabled
that only if we sent aa additional 75,
900,000 bushels before July 1 could he
tike the responsibility of assuring his
people that they would be fed.
The response of the American peo
ple was 83,000,000 bushels safety deliv
ered overseas between January 1 and
July 1. Out of a harvest which gave
us only 20,000,000 bushels surplus we
actually shipped 141,000,000 bushels.
Thus did America fulfill her pledge
that the Allied bread rations ceuld be
maintained, and already the American
people are demonstrating that, with
i awakened war conscience, last
year's figures will be bettered.
Our exports since f-.ts country
entered the war have justified a
statement made by the Food Ad
ministration shortly after its con
ception, outlining the principles
and policies that would govern
the solution of this country's
food problems. '
"The whole foundation of de
mocracy declared the Food Ad
ministration, "lies In the indi
vidual initiative of its peoplo
and their willingness to serve the
interests of the nation with com
plete self effacement In the time
of emergency. Democracy can
yield to discipline, and we can
solve this food problem for our
own people and for the Allies In
this way. To have done so will
have been a greater service than
our immediate objective, for we
have demonstrated the rightful
ness of our faith and our ability
to defend ourselves without be
Sending to Eorope 141000,000 bush
els of wheat from a surplus of appar
ently nothing was the outstanding ex
plolt of the American food army In the
critical year of the war.
WOMEN EVER HAD;
It was given to the women of this
country to perform the . greatest serv
ice In the winning of the war vouch
safed to any women In the history of
the wars of the world to feed the
warriors and the war sufferers. By
the arts of peace, the practice of sim
ple, homely virtues the womanhood of
a whole nation served humanity In its
profoundest struggle for peace ami
FIRST CALL TO FOOD ARMY.
.. . 4
This cooperation and serytce
e I ttmbt r'nt fall Iti ell mIi. V
that Amee wlU.rttider more
-w jlv. ua auau ueeaom wan King e)
t 5?ddn PPf Surrender at com-
putUo-Srlrt . hoover, Au-
gust 10, 101T. - -4,
' ' .' ' -i -
A year ago voluntary food control'
was a Airing adventure in democracy;
ioilixg the year an established prw
..Them ar elth! good- rsons wh7!.
tnvAatMi ia "War Sartors'
-! Uaps in December Is the tet&ftp-
pbunpi cost in December $4.23 ; and t
K redeemable In.im, four year
x' mf MJkOj ' m.i sdrhf tVM.
leace, worm ?.vy. ao , 6 f"
on are: .
1. Money invested in War SaMngi
gtftmps hears over, 4 per cenfcomv
MoitH inrMt No other Government
security pays as great a rate of $it
ft tm non-taxable. Only ..wheat
ey is invested in Cemiueai se
curities is it free from tsJtes. jTfe 5
1. it is not subject to Judgment
creditors or to execution of inykiud.,
4. It is redeemable at any tltse. it
a person who has invested hisTaoneyi
la War Savings Stamp finds himself
oveHekea y adversity ickneS, or
aOrer emergency, he eia, fry frflnf
tea teys notice te the postoffice where
ate etemps are registered, pet Cck
the amount of money he originally in
vested with about t per cent interest.
. It is redeemable in inetalUnentsV
If a person needs a part of the money
In su invested in stampajtofore the
date of maturity, he can cash, in the
ftampe ia installments at different
C. It enablee the amaH tovestar
us he has 14.23 to become dwner ;
of Qoveramejat band and a partner of
the Government. This is a privilege
the average citisen of the State has
never before had. At the beginning
of the war only one person i 300
owned Government bonds. Now at
the close of the war one person in
every Ave owns a Government, bond.
Are you a bond-holder by owning a
Liberty Bond 'or a War Saving: Cer
7. Money invested in War Savings
Stamps is an investment made -when
money has a reduced purchasing
power to he paid back when it will
have a large purchasing power.' To
day a dollar has the purchasing pow
er of only sixty cents on a pre-war
basis, whereas, in 1113, or after the
war, a dollar will have at least the
purchasing power of 100 cents.
8. Registration of Stamps at post
offices insures absolute safety. After
a person registers his Stamps at the
post office they are redeemable-upoa
demand ev.en if the Stamps, them
selves have been mutilated, stolen, or
lost by fire.
iA man who won't lend is the' Kais
er's friend. Lend by buying W. S. S.
Pay up your W. S. S. pledge and get
tt eff your' hands.
The IteUow who feels best feels a
Wir Saviags certificate in his pocket.
Better than money Decease they
earn money War Savings Stamps
Save for eld age and- Old' Glory.
Buy War Savings Stamps.
All 100 per cent Americans are
making good their War Savings
You are a better American if
keep your War Savings pledge
We are prepared to supply
With any grade of Potash
Th?"lS; KJpG? N. a Agricultural Experiment Stafon says:- t ,
nlain LiJSl, Jotash with ushas been shown especially in cotton, tobacco and poattoes in coastal
hi ?Zhn 9 v:io?hlT lbeen es?ecially true of cotbn and potatoes, more potash having been used
on tobacco, relatively' than on these two crops." F
T wilVUv Jw1, director of S. C. Agricultural Experiment Station says:
HpvpTw SkSUXVey gently made of the cotton situation in South-Carolina leads us to be
heve that at least 25 -per cent reduction in the cotton crop has resulted this year from lack of pot
ti?h?,l:moretIS!ttl lf a crP has been Produced on Hght lad "Sat is very deficient
dbrerrSS wG Plan?v. ind,iCateS t what is known as potesh hunger is resyon
used thi JvLr A f V G ai the0 recommending that liberal amounts of potash be
Wt p??s.0f &Pplication 1 feel that .Payto use as much as 3 P-
want to know what is g0jng
on back home. Why not you
Scpd them the NEW$?
BIG SUBSCRIPTION Qfffp
You Get ALL
l xou uet all FtJLii of These f
THIS EXCEPTIONAL OFFER IS COOIl FOR A SlHm r -
- 1 11 -K 0ly
SubMcriptlons may b new or renewal. All renewal Hulfriiti,n
tended for one year from prtwent data of eipir.-itj.
! An Ambition
a 1 i
! 'pHE needs of the South are identical with the needs
! of the Southern Railway x the rrowth and iucccm of otx meana
' the upbuiidiof of the other.
The Southern Railway asks
accorded to other.
The ambition of the Southern
I unity of interest that ia born of co-operation between the public and
the railroads: to ee oerfected that fair and frank poller in the manage
ment of railroads which inritea the confidence of rovernmcntal
arendes; to realize that liberality of treatment which will enabl; it
to obtain the additional capital needed for me acquisition of better and
enUrfed facilinei incident to the demand for increased and better
aerricet and, finally-'
To take iti n'.che In the body politic of the Soulh alonrside of
other treat industries, with no moi-e, bet with equal liberties, eqaal
rifhta and equal opportunities.
" The Southern Serves the South."
For the 1919 crop
Oyster Dealers. Place
IP. SIROYSTriR GUA(JO CO.
FOUR of These
and a Record
favors no special jrmlrre not
Railway Company it to see that
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