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The flu folks are all ppftincr almo-
nicely; oe new case to report, Uncle
Weather keeps warm turnips and
onions are growing, and cabbage
heading right along.
60 much ram interferes with sow
ing grain considerably:
Jasper Henderson is on an extend
ed visit to his son, Leonard Hender
son, at Hendersonville.
We agree with you as to what shall
be done with Germany, and do not
believe that those migh up should go
Mrs. Jasper Henderson died at 7
o clock, Wednesday morning. Her
son, Posey Henderson, is also very ill
and not expected to live, with influen
za. MILL SPRING ROUTE 1.
The Hodge families, we are glad to
say, are convalescent. Just the flu.
The corn husking at the home of
Mr. J. B. Ownby, on last Thursday
was a success.
Sorry to note that Mr. Jesse Green
is on the sick list.
Mrs. Lula Ogle, little daughter, and
Mr. Jess Allen, were guests at A. A.
Edwards', Sunday afternoon.
Say, Uree Route 2, come again.
Glad to have you with us
From the 16th to the 23rd we hope
everybody will join the Red Cross
and receive' the . . 1919 badges. The
people of this section will be called
upon by Miss JVlpssie i; Edwards who.
has the ; supplies". '"So don't riftf when
you see her coming. Just have a dol
lar and a heart.
Sunday school has been stopped at
Lebanon on account of influenza epi
demic. W. S. S. " .
LANDRUM ROUTE 4.
I Rev. Mr. Jones, of Tryon, lectured
' r-t i i i i ..i i .
i on . mnaay scnooi worK at tne cnapei,
bunday evening. His lecture was
highly appreciated, and if s to' be hop
ed that we may Have him with us
Supt. W. T. Hammett made a busi
ness trip to Asheville. Saturday.
Mr. John Rhodes, who has been in
City Point Va., fcr some time arriv
ed home, Sunday. '
Jack Foster's- little ch:.ld, who re
ceived a very bad burn a few days
ago, is reported doing very well.
The 'Citizens of Lynn desire to ex-
I'J f $sftheir rnpatby to Mr. Hpnder--son
and fatiiily. on account of so much
gerlpuii .icKness and the death of his.
dahter,. Mrs.,. Winifred, Henderson
Rid.;'-' ,: , ' i,. '
:. IPfebobl will' open "abjtt the
bf.Janitary, with Miss ' Eoitlia Hon
dersoii. as principal. -v,
inyne desiring to 10 a real good
thjng jshould donate Lynn , chapel a
ehapel brgan. ' ; 4
?beg!nnmg has been made on the
repair, of the washout 4on the river
roadi -"Soon as the weather will al-
Service Irllap Carol.
Words by . " . Music by 5
MARJORY L. COOLEY JTRUM AN WOLCOTT
h Tfl f h. i A A fl r-
We are sorry to say that we have
several new cases of flu.
Mrs. R. H. Walker, who has been
on the sick list, is some better.
Mr. -J. O. Bishop and family moved
to their home at Boiling Springs, last
Jizie Horn has purchased a Ford
Several of the boys from here mo
tored to Cooley Springs, Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Rucked Bland and
family visited the latter's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Cantrell Sunday.
Mis Alice Cantrell is visiting at
Cliffside ths week.
Miss Carrie Greenway gave a sing
ing for the young people, Saturday
night, and all reported a good time.
Mr. R. G. Abrams and family visit
ed his father, Mr. J. P. Abrams, Sun
day. Miss Ruby Putnam spent the week
end with Miss Louise McDade.
The singing at Greens Creek, last
Sundaynight was well attended by old
Mr. W. M Barnett lost a milk cow,
w. s. s.
rrf r t r f n r r r 1 ? " r''
Mr. and Mrs. James Thompson have
received the following letter from
their'-'son,- Grover, after receiving a
telegram, announcing his death, No
vember 12th. .': -
A. R. C. j Ilcppital,
No. 21, Paegenfon,, England,
.? ;. . November 26th 1918.
I gue:s you have been locking for a
letter from me for some "time now;
would have written before now but
have been sick in bed for two weeks
or longer. : I have had the diptheria,
flu and so many other things 1 won't
endeavor ' to tell all. Am all right
again. The -nurses are awfully good
here . They all Ipqw ..Thompson. My
wound is ahnost. well. It heals very
slowly, as they didn't take the bullet
out for fear it would make a stiff
wrist. - I can use it pretty 'well and
have good use of my fingers.
. Haven't heard from anybody over
there since Sept. 15. Guess I have a
pack of letters somewhere.
We raised some sand over here on
the 11th of .November, which was a
great joy to . all. , ,Don't- suppose it
will be many months before we will
be coming home, home, home. I have
had an awfully good time m England.
Such a pretty country a?ni so many
nice girls a fellow can't help but like
to be .here, but r ranee and Belgium
are some finished, with only ;i pile of
brick and shot up trees.
Hello and good luck to everybody.
GROVER C. THOMPSON.
Mr. Ed. Prichard and Coltett, Fow-
Gfad to see them"; bSclc agam:
Miss Bessie Thompson and Sister
spent Sunday atMr. John Shehan's."
Join the Red Cross, All you need is
a heart and a dollar.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. John Henry
Johnie Smith spent Saturday night
with Mrs. H. E. Thompson.
Harley Foy and wife spent Sunday
at Mr. Jim Foy's.
Louis Mills is very ill with flu.
WS. S. v
Dr. Pratt will fill his regular ap
pointment next Sunday at 7:30 in
stead of 3:30. It's thought that a
larger congregation might attend the
Melvin Rhodes js home on a recu
perating furlough. He is jutt recov
erirg from a severe spell of pneumo-
r 1 1 1 i- J 1 a mriT (irH
nia. Meivin Deions to tnu navy,
is stationed at Charlston.
Jethro Thompson is now at home,
having been discharged from ' the U.
S. Army. He was encamped at Camp
Jackson, Columbia, S. C.
T. DeWitt Cameron was discharged
Dpc. 7th. and arrived home Monday
He was in the U. S. naval reserves
and stationed at Key West, Fla.
Mr. J. Lee F'rher died at his hrne
Dec. J 4th, after a long illness. Mr
Fisher had been in declining -n-pKh
for everal months. He was laid to
rest in the Tryon cemetery, Sunday.
Th lcal lodge" Mimosa, of the T. O.
O. F., of which he was a men.iKr,
acted as pall bearers, and assisted in
v.io KuT-ial. Rev. John Arledge con
ducted the services at the grave. He
iaovoc n wifp and four children to
mourn his loss.
God bless the good folk of this house And us Outside also;
But most of all the Jad for whom The deep blue star doth show.
But most, etc. 1
He's gone, but lives in mem'ry still; And in our heart's a store
Of love we'll keep for him and his Till he comes home once more.
Of love, etc.
Best wishes untorhim we send This happy Christmas day;
We know he'll hear the echo ring Altho he's far away.
We know, etc.
(If the star on the service flag is gold, sing also the following)
God bless the one for whom this star Shines with a gleam of gold,
And grant that soon the gleam of peace Shall o'er the world unfold. '
And grant, etc.
Both the words and music of this Service Flag Carol are copyrighted Jby the
Children's Aid Christmas Carolers, of Detroit. Permission is granted :to reprin
for free distribution only. This edition in shaped notes prepared for POLK
COUNTY NEWS, Tryon, N. C.
This prize song is not only to be sung through all the streets of Detroit, in
front of every house that has hung out a service flag, by the Children's Aid
Christmas Carolers, but in every hut and cantonment in the United States, France
and Germany, in Russia and Siberia, wherever troops of the United States are to
be found on Christmas Eve, wherever the Y. M. C. A. and K. of C. hold meet.
ings, and in Bethlehem itself.
low it will be finished. This road is
very badly needed, especially when
the river is swollen ana cannot oe
W. S. s.
Masses Mollie Rollins and Orpha
Fisher were in Hendersonville shop
Will'T. Green, released from Camp
Sherman Ohio passed through hoe
last week, en route home.
Sshool ciosed here lust Friday, with
a nice little Lag f ca-..'y ardrapples
for the children.
Miss Lizzie Berkhart, Mrs. Ricks'
secretary, died at Rixhaven, last
Wednsesday. ' K
Dame gossip has started a rumor
that Dan Cupid is on the alert. We
wish .the victim a long life and happi
ness, but even now are almost as
near heaven as the nature of i. Polk
county will allow.
Mr. Editor: These modest little
Johnnie Jumpups, the first-flowers to
bloom in the spring have "bloomed all
summer, and now. lift up their smiling
faces to t greet you atyule-tide.
We are glad to have with us again i
Prof, and Mrs. W. W. Davidson, who
have been teaching in Clayton Ga.
Messrs. Gomer and Frank Davis
spent Saturday night with Mr. Har
Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Miller and
daughter, Miss Pauline, were visiti
tors at Mrs Martha Miller's, Sunday.
Mr. J. W. McFarland had an old
time corn shucking, Friday night, and
those present report a good time.
Mrs. M. F. Wilkins and son. Oland,
motored to Rutherfordton, one day
Prof, and Mrs. W. W. Davidson
spent Sunday night at Mr. E. C. Da
vidson's. Mr. and Mrs.- J. T. Ridings were
callers at Mr: J.'C. Davis,' Saturday.
Mr. E. C. Davidson has gone to Fin
gerville, where he intends working
Miss. Pauline Wilkins and Miss
Zermon Calvert were guests of Miss
Annie. Davis, Sunday.
1 Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Davidson were
shopping in Rutherfordton, one day
Mr. 3. H. Read visited Mr. J. W.
, Mr. W. C. Eplee visited Mr. J. W.
Mrs. Mattie Thompson visited Mrs
Delia ReRad, Sunday evening.
Mr. Muncie Thompson was a visitor
at Mr. J. W. Thompson's, Monday af
ternoon. Mrs. Davie Thompson was a visitor
at Mr. L. C. Thompson's, Sunday.
We are glad to know that Mr. vVel
ford Rogers, who has been in camp,
has returned home.
Mr., Ed. Liles caught a bi fish,
Friday, weighing 13 pounds.
Mr. John Enlee visited Mr. W. C.
Mr. T. C. Mitchell's family ifcited
.Mr. Henry Eplee's, at Melvin Hill,
Mr. B. C. Thompson visted Mr.
Lonney Connor, Sunday.
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