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VOL. XXIV NO. 39
TRYON, N. C. FRIDAY JANUARY 31, 1919.
$2.00 A YEAR
GOOD ROADS FOR
Bill Before Legislature Provides
Funds For Building Roads
During. Ten Years. e ,
ENTIRE STATE PROFITS.
Wilmington N. C, Jan. 28, 1919.
Editor Polk County News,
Tryon, N. C.
Thebill J for the construction - of
STATE HIGHWAYS and for estab
lishing fund to meet, "the Federal
Aid Allotment proposed unaer me
Bankhead bill hasbeen worked out by
Senator Scales of Guilford county and
Senator Stevens of Buncombe. It is
expected that" the f Federal Aid allot
ment to Nortlr Carolina will be $2,
280,000 a year for ten years, which is
to be met on the dollar for dollar ba
sis by the State, and to be spent on
9tate Highways connecting county
cot wih county seat and with Other
principal towns.- Under this arrange-
mene your county would receive
$116,000 of Federcd funds and $116,
nno of State funds during a ten-year
period, to be spent on hard surfaced
win Hs connecting your ': county seat
with (the county seats of adjoining
counties, making a total" of $232,000
during the ten-year period, to be
spent by the State and Federal Gov
ernments on inter-county roads or
State Highways. -
The Scales-Stevens bill calls for an
increased license fee on automobiles,
trucks etc., this fund to be supplemen
ted bv an appropriation from the
State Treasury (if there are any sur
plus funds available) or a bond issue
as needed to meet the Federal ; Aid
Allotment. As the motor-driven ve
hicles are the ones which will use the
State Highways . mainly, this tax is
undoubtedly an acceptable provision
to the automobilist and Owners of
Trucks. In fact, 1 the automobile : in
dustry is dependent on through roads
for its prosperity. -By having a con
crete or other hard surfaced sysem of
roads, the autonjobUist '3'0J2iin(ilr
than save his tax in the expense of
one tire and such roads . would . un
doubtedly save him the equivalent of
many tires, much, gasoline and. re
pairs during the year. , ," ,
This bill will be considered by the
legislature either this week or next.
Its passage means everything to the
f uure of Norh Carolina, as well as o
those who own automobiles, motor
trucks, and other vehicles of like na
ture. ' 1
This bill is of even more value to
the rural counties and smaller coun
ties than it is to the larger and richer
counties which are- able to build their
ovn roads. I consider it a very vital
matter to your county to be able to
secure the State and Federal, fund.
None-of th e Federal fund will be col
lected from your county and you will
undoubtedly get more from the State
fund than your county would be re
sponsible for paying. r " ;
I sincerely hope that you can bring
this matter before the people -of your
county and that you will personally
interest your progressive citizens in
writing to their Representatives in
the General Assembly, so asto make
'Iheia realize that" the people of North
Carolina are behind this project which
means so much to our State s develop
ment. I believe the majority of the
members in the General Assembly
favor it. but when they feel that the
folks at home are behind them they
will favor it more vigorously.
Very trulv yours,
W. A. McGIRT, President.
TAKE OUT LAZY HENS
FROM WINTER FLOCK.
West Raleigh, N. C, Jan. SUA
sctw to bed " is a rule max; won t
ior hens,' not n tne pouitryman is
iwsmg ior high egg production, mc
arly-to-roost and late-to-rise hen is
- -ie that should find it's way to the
roasting pan, eays Dr. B. F. Kaupp,
Poultry Investigator . for the - North
. Carolina Experiment Station..
"All feed is to hich priced to feed
to boarder hens," says Dr. Kaupp..
Our hi rkuYi ic fn fin1 fVit. hoarder
and cull her- nnt M fVt flock.
"S,VV- -uc A nnf lav and
are likely to give disease to healthy
iicns, so they should be removed. .
"Hens that show age,, or that are
unaer-sized will not lay enough eggs
to pay for their keep. They should
removed. " . f ; .
"Cull out all birds with large,
coarse heads the crowing hen, the fat,
hard-fleshed birds. These will make
good meat, hut thev lav only a few
- j r - w
eggs. . - ,f v
- "Hens that are high producers are
distinctly feminine. They, are fine-
honed, with -soft, pliable skin ; their
pelvic bones at .each side of the yent
are straight and pliable; far enough
apart to allow an peer to tass
asilv. The hierh nroduction .hen has
to have great food capacity, she must
be strong and active, always scratch
ing, up early, and late, and .always
busy and happy. '
"Hens of this sort are of the right
type to return a fair profit if they are
given a fair chance in feed and quar
Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Lane have re
turned from their visit to Sumter. S.
C.-and Columbia, bringine with them
a friend, Miss Caroline Thomas, for a
2 j-i ii. . . . - i i
sojourn wiui mem in saiuda.
Miss Ora Laneford is visitiner with
friends in Brevard, N. C, and expect
ed to De away two weeks.
A party of young folks, chaneroned
by Mrs. B. I. Hazard and Miss Hal-
lie Singleton, spent a very enjoyable
week-end camping trip, at a deserted
cabin about nye miles from Saluda, m
the Green river section. The "mem
bers of the party were as follows:
The chaperons mentioned above, the
host, Mr. Herman Owens, who plan
ned the picnic;- Misses Minnie and
Hazel Culhpher and Lila Mae.Guice;
Messrs. Hugh and Roy Ward and Do-
ran Fisher. The party left Saluda
Friday afternoon, packed in two wa
gons, with all the necessities and good
things to eat, which go to make a suc
cess oi such an v undertaking. The
five mile drive ended at the cottage
in wVnVl fViOir u'Prn f ". Iniirra - am) I
wnere a Dig nre ma pig- stove gave
them a warm welcome and made them
comfortable; "The wagons were soon
unloaded and preparation for supper
begun; which being cooked by Miss
Minnie Cullipher and many able as
sistants, resulted in a delicious : repast
much appreciated by the hungry and
jolly crowd. Mr. Roy Ward killed a
fine rabbit which was added to the
feast, making a dish fit toset before
a king. The time was spent in ramb
ling through the mountains, taking
pictures, playing games and singing.
Mr. Doran Fisher contributed many
songs to the accompaniment of the
ukalele. Sunday afternoon the party
was returned safely to Saluda, Mr.
.Hugh Ward being the driver who skil
fully steered the mules over many
rough and rocky places without an ac
cident. The trip will long be remem
bered by all who participated, and the
days,: if not all "perfect days" will be
so regarded bv the young folks. A
vote of thanks is due Mr. Owens for
the plan so successfully carried out,,
and to Mr. P. H. Bailey who so kindly
loaned his teams for the occasionana
to all others who contributed to the
pleasure and success of the expedition
Mr.. Rufus Staton is back from the
"war" and is looking fine. v
Miss Jane-Thompson is slowly , re
covering' from a .bad operation r per-
Mrs. Culhpher and daughter Miss
Minnie, were in Hendersonville a day
last week, : shopping.
Mr. Herschel Thompson has return
ed to his duties in the U. S. Navy.
Mr. Julian Ravenel and family like
Saluda so well they have concluded to
remain for an indefinite pariod. -
Mr. J. K. Davis has returned from
long visit to friends and relatives
in the eastern part of the state. J
Mr. Monroe Henderson is on the
sick list this week.
Miss Odessa Mills spent last week
with her parents. - Her friend, Miss
One Nix accompanied her.
Mr. Robert mil is m Kutheriordton
this week on business. .
Miss Eva Gibbs, of Landrum, S. C,
visited Stearns High School, Monday.
Little Hoyt McMurray is very" ill.
Mr. Archie " Feagan re-entered
Stearns High School, Monday, after
being absent so long on account of ill
Mr. N. T. Mills spent a few days
last week in Spartanburg.
Mesdames Newman and Cloud
spent Sunday with Mrs. Ben Green.
Mrs. E. B. Cloud is visiting her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Walker, of
' Mrs. Hosea Arledge is visiting her
father; Mr. L. .,Tallant this week.
Mr. W. B. Feagan spent Thursday
of last week with Mr. H. H. Edwards.
. Miss Emma McNitch was the guest
of Mrs. J. W. Jack, Sunday.
l Mr. if . M.
Burgess was appointed,
! Monday, to finish the unexpired term
I t t t J AT m A Tl Z J
oi tne laie a. u rionan, as ivegisier
Rev. Jones, of Trvon. will Breach at
iua Ronf a-. .Vinrrh nf Co nmhtis. Sun
aYt at'ii a. m.
We have several cases of flu in
our neighborhood, but all seem to be
improving. ; , ;
Mr. R. C. Hayes has returned
home after being in France' ten
months, and has many wonderful sto
ries to tell of the battles and the won-
Mr: Oland'Wilkins is home from
Fruitland Institute on account of the
school closing down from the flu...
Mr. and Mrs. V. C. Tate "spent Sat
nrdav with the latter's mother, Mrs.
Mrs. E. C. Davidson and babies
Thursdav nieht at Mr. J. H.
Misses Callie and Zermpn Calvert,
of Fin cerville. spent j Tuesday with
Mr. V. C. Calvert.
Mrs. M. F. Wilkins and son, Oland,
motored to Hillcrest, Friday.
Mrs. Marv Lancaster spent Sunday
... Mrc W f! Davidson.
with Mrs. E. C. Davidson.
y Mr. and Mrs. J. D: : Ridings spent
Sunday at . Mr. J. M. Davis'.
Rev. J. Tate conducted prayer ser
vices at- Mrs Hayes' Sunday- after
noon.' r ' - ," 5
We are sorrv to " learn that the
school at Green River is on the point
of closing: on account of the nuv
Some Items of General Interest Gathered By Our Correspondents From Various
-. . Sectin of Polk County "
GREENS CREEK HIGH SCHQQL.
Names of students of- the Greens
Creek High School who got on the
"Honor Roll" for , the second month
of this term: ' - ;-'
: The first grade, from! 90 to 95, or
distinguished, Printer, Pearl Giles;
first grade, Tench White, Florence
Belscher, Jethrow Peeler, Donald
Spurlin and Aileen Barnett. .
. Second grade: Shirley Humphries,
Buna Giles, Mary Jones, Walter She
han. . -
Those 95 or more, or highly distin
guished, primers, Violet- Horn, Helen
Feagan, Thelma Jones
First readers, Curtis Feagan, Sadie
JH??11' Jack McDade and Madge
W mtC V
dy Shields, Excel! Horn and Stella
White. Evelyn Perser; teacher. v
Third grade, Odessa Giles.
if ourth erade, jorrie worn, jviona
adley, teacher. - ;
Seventh grade, Isham Henderson.
Eighth grade, Maggie Sue .Morris
Wofford Humphries and Lemuel Morn
K. O. Husky, teachr.
' ' - -O : -
- Private" Henry Thompson, .who has
been in France for several months re
turned to his home last week. He
tells of some Very thrillim experien
ces while in France and Belgium.
Mr.;Reece Arledge who has been
sick with the flu for the past two
weeks, at Spartanburg hospital, re
turned home last Friday. ;
Mr. and Mrs. E. -W. Bradley were
visitors at Mountain View Farm last
Sunday. . I
Mrs. Herbert Arledge is very ill.
Miss Esther 5ibbs is teaching a
very successfuL school at Silver Creek.
Mr. Bynum Hill spent Saturday
night with Jeter Bradley.
Mr. Walter Green spent the week
end with relatives near Saluda.
Miss Grace Arledge spent last week
with her sister, Mrs. Jesse Splawn. '
Call : around v at Miss Esther Gibbs'
Schoolpii Jday afternoon, and . see,
what she is teaching. T ;
It sterns as if spring 'was already
here, i '- ' ;
Ouri new preacher, Key. Mr. Shel
ton, filled his regular appointment at
New Hope Sunday, and; preached a
new year's sermon to quite a large
crowd. - ,
Wp have a few cases of flu in this
' Mr. Homer Hollifield spent a few
hours with Mr. Martin Thompson
Wednesday night.- Mr. Thompson is
nursing a bad wound received while
helping Mr. Burton Cantrell to take
a. bale of cotton out of the press. It
suddenly came loose, and an iron bolt
pierced Mr. Thompson foot.
Mr. I Lee Cudd who is hf-the Ruther-
fordton hospital with a broken leg, is
getting along nicely.
Messrs. W. E. and A. B., McGuinn,
brothers, who are in France, are re
ported as getting along all right .
These boys were both fine young men.
While not well otr m 'this world s
goods they were good hearted, honest
and kind. "May God spare their lives
and allow them to. return safely.
Miss Delia Thompson of Poors Ford
spent a few hours with Mc. Thompson
Sunday. . ,
lhe school at Jew nope is pro
gressing satisfactorily, with Miss Mil-
he Rogers as teacher.
Lot of our fanners are hauling
their guano now so that it will be out
of their way .when the busy spring
time comes. . "
What has become of Poplar Grove ?
TRYON ROUTE 1.
Mrs. L. 'L. Pack died of pneumonia
following influenza, Saturday morn
ing at 5 4 o'clock. Funeral services
were held in the Hamilton cemetery,
where the body was laid to rest.
Seven brothers and sisters,, nine child
ren and her aged father, a Confeder
ate soldier, survive her. May the al
mighty in His goodness console them
in this dark hour of their tribulation.
Glad to note some on the route are
able to attend church again. On ac
count of the flu we can hardly find out
how we will like our new preacher,
Rev. E. L. Shelton.
Mr. J. D. Carpenter was in Spar
tanburg rbr a few days recently.
Mrs.'Lydia Foster of Campobello,
and her soldier boy, are visiting Miss
Myrtle Pack this week. -
; Are" we going to mind Mr.- Sams
about : the - grass ;' and pastures ? If
not he ought to get a stick after us,
or make us. stand in the fence corner
and xhew!our cud. (of tobacco.) 5-
. Glad Tto1 know, one Polk county
mother, - Mrs. James Thompson, was
made glad by the return of her soldier
boy from overseas. , ;
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MELVIN HILUr .
Mr. Wilbur Steadman and Miss Lil
lie Sparks were married last Sunday.
Their many friends wish them much
success and happiness in, life. ,
Mr.-S. S. fXawter and daughter,
Gladys, 'have - been qmte sick of infl
enza f or the last few nays. " - ,
M--. v.iW; tspc a few ravs
at Sandy iPlains last weex, with her
mother, Mrs. Saifders, who is quite
sick. . - .
Miss Violet Tonev of Sandv nlains.
was in Melvin Hill j last Sunday.
Mr. J3ud Hmes l and family, who
have' had the flu,1 are, improving.
We wish to" correct a mistake which
appeared in the NEWS some time
back in reference to" Mr. - Robert
Wstbrooilrwho wasr reported insane.
He was(only.afflrcted with something
npvvnt, ' Hicrkctmn W aro sor-
like nervoys. indigestion. We are sor
ry for the- mistake and hasten, to cor-
Mr, James Waldrop has returned
home fiom Unioh'IS. C where he has
been since Christmas.
Mr." Howell Cantrell I who accidently
was shot some wejeks ago, , is so much
improved that he will be able to be
sent home' from hospital" soon.
MILL SPRING ROUTE 2.
On account o, the bad weather our
Sunday ischool was small on last Sun
day. Hope we will have a.better turn
out next Sunday, r - .
" Mrs-Kansas McGuinn, of Asheville,
N. C, .visited relatives in this section
last week; also ori route 1.
" Mr. T.sF. Mills made ; a ' business
trip to Colunibusi last Friday.
We are glad to. note that Mrs. Bel-
tnn JaclrsoTi is iTYihrnviTcr
' Misses Maggie tand Kansas Jackson
spent Saturday night with Misses
Mamie 'and Alice; Wilson, on route 1.
Little j Myrtle I Bradley spent Satur
day night with .Mrs. Coggin.
Mr...l-N. Wusoa received a slight
hurt from a fall one day last week.
Mrs.NJessie Green from route 1, vis
ited her .daughter, Mrs. Lillie Jones,
near Tryon, ond day last week.
Mr. T; F. Mills', spent several hours
with NE. Williams, last Sunday.
Several m thi& section enjoyed a
ivcly fox chaselon last Monday morn-
Rev: sWton filled his regular ap
pointment : at the M." E. church Sun.-
un account ot sicKness in tne iam-
il ninT TVnr'ntkn liTthird 7
to preach for us on last third bunday,
i r n nr -. ' T T : 1 . ...nk1.
at White Oak. H
Glad to know- that two of our boys
are back from France, Messrs. Henry
and Graver Thompson. We feel that
hev deserve more praise - than we
can express. They have iaced the en
emy bravely, and willingly , offered
their lives for 1 us. Let us pursue
them amd sacrifice our food and prove
our Amiencahisni by eating less. We
as Americans, have pledged twenty
million ! tons of ffoodstuff, and let us
not be pareless" and extravagant in
the master of food. The whole world
is like one vas iamuy seated at a ta
ble in a common home. There is a
certain ; quantity j of food, and if one
takes more than his share, some one
else, will have o go without. So let's
not deprive th4 allies of their propor
tion. "Do your best."
MissSue Gibbs and brother, Hubert
visited relatives, at Gowansvile, S. C.
j- m i ' i on j "
Saturday anasunaay. . ,
A crowd of httle folks took a little
mountain strori, Sunday afternoon.
Mr. J. H. Giibs lost a nne milk cow
Hubert- ro!ter,oi amp Sevier,
Greenville, visfted his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. J. R:;Foster, a few days last
week. 1 - . - -. '
Miss! Clara Edwards visited Miss
Letha Barber ja few days recently, i
Mr. and Mrs!1 H; H. McCrain made a
business tfiip ifp,. Rutherfordton, last
week. 1 K,r ,, t
Miss I Emma McCrain visited her
m i w - - - j 1
niece, 3-iice mcvrain, last weeK. .
Born to Mr.: and-Mrs. Oscar Mc
Crain, a baby .girl, a-few days ago. v
Miss ! Selma.yackson, who had a se
vere fall a 'fewweeks ago, is reported
to be improving: . -
Rev. J. B. Ruppe filled his regular
appointment ; at;i Mountain VieWj Sat
urday and Sunday.
Mr. laylor Jackson went to L.an-
drum on a business trip last week.
We feel very Uonely since oift school
i j ,.i - "4i A- . e i-L . I..
close . ohflaccount of the flu.
Several from! here
Level, Sundayi and reported
time. . ! .' - : ? N
Private Reuben R. Wilson, who is in
the 42nd (Rainbow) division, is now
stationed in Germany near Berlin and
reports! that hi is getting along nicely
now, but thathis division had been
some fighting! crowd. He also re
ports that hef Sj now receiving the
Polk .County sTews, and that he sure
was glad to receive it, .
1 Misses Grace and. Oma Gibbs were
the guests of Miss Annie .Wilson, Sunday.-'
::':f - .-'.v-::' ;:- v'
" Mar. arid Mrsl U. S. Gibbs spent
Sunday! with Mr. and Mrs. G L. Tay-Ior.--
" - -I'm ; - ...j-iiv-f'i : - -:v
Miss j Annie;3Wilsonvas guest
of her cousin;iMiss Bernice Jojttpn
route 1,. Saturday nighV
W are glad to know some, of the
Polk county boys have ; landed safely
home from. Frances while it makes us
sad to hear tiem tell how some of
our loved one't were killed on the bat
tle fiend. . if , -" " - -
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". ' 'vr. :--''. '
Mesrs. Wheeler Odell and Frank
Mills passed through this section Sun
day. - - . . . . .. . l
Mr. and Mrs. G. S. Whiteside visit
ed the latter's, mother, Mrs. W. W.
Cjribbs, bunday. J
Aunt .Amelia Whiteside has, recov
ered from ; the flu and no new cases
are reported. - ,
A crowd of, boys enjoyed ;a fox
chase here, Monday morning. ;il
Let's continue .to send the Polk
County News to our brave lads "over
there." . ... v-;.
THINKS UNCLE SAM' "IT
Firiererville. S. C. R. 1. Jan. 21 1919.
. Hurrah for, the good old U,- S.; hur
rah for uncle; Sam, we are welcoming
you on his .another, new year.! This
is your 444th year, , being that. ; old
next Fourth of July. ':
Uncle Sam is a great giant " that
towers like Saul above his brethren.
There are not men - enough r in . the
great' world to pull the .grand sold
eagle from his perch or tear.ohe star
from- our, flag. ;i. America, is johe of ; the
few immortal, things not bom ; to die
lhe eagle screams louder .poday than
ever before, oecause he has! buried his
talons in Germany's breast, and com
mands her to return home; and leave
war and bloodshed and heart-aches
forevermore.; The Kaiser, . ther, old
consciousless cut-throat and unscrup
ulous, a thief of, all ages is
out,: but not. captured. I
down: and -i
great , armies of the allies
any country . shielding t
murderer who has caused
suffering and sorrow and
cause of the heart-aches and woes of
mothers? Think ; of the soldiers'
bones, which If .'gathered together
would build a, monumentl five .times
higher, than the , famous ;Washington
monument. , . . ! '. ; I
Today man feels that he "is facng an
age of peace, a time when the work-
mgman can see that he has a country :
of the brave and free But onward
and upward will the Americaii-f eagle ,
soar to bathe in thegreatj white light
of peace, . Our sdldier boys in - France,
have gone through the picked, arihies
of Germany .like a flash of lightning,
through . the. skies. , The same ' patri
otic blood of '76; ; ..at old Valley Forge
and ther blood bathed crest ; of , Cow
pens and Gettysburg" was' the cloud by
day and the fire by nighf; Behihd the,
starg.. andstripes jKereL. iniion and
nan oi neans oi,oaK.- America-; was
POWethat COufd Successful
;w w qj nt
ly end that terror and curse of . the
world, the Kaiser..; . '!" '.n
But it is oyer now, and the1 heroes;
are . sailing homeward, the boys who
have made America the United States
of the World, with: no j North, no
SOuth, but , only one , broad,c glorious
land of liberty, belting the earjth. The
boys for; once and always have ended
the career of the war dogj whose .only
ambition was, to trail across France
fertile fields, . through the English
Channel across England 'then across
the mighty deep to this wonderful
land oi ours transternne us irom a
land of Beulah into a : dessert, strewn
with human bones and sodden with
blood; and tears. - But the! war I drum
beats no more, ahd .the bttleflag is
unfurled, no . longer. We mourn ; for
the boys "who, bled and died and! were
left upon some .battle field of France,
who have answered the last roll call.
We remember these brave young he
roes who swung into battle line a
band of brothers,- who f cir : America
dared all facing one and oily one des
tiny, -and that the highest! goal of hu
man endeavorLiberty "Those , brave ,
boys who suffered untold . privations,
Died and died ior tne ireedom oi tne
world, will surely be rewarded beyond
earth's camp ground. v j -
God bless our soldier boys.
C. WILBUR McGINNIS.
' . u V- n t- '- ' o-: -i ' - Y:
NEWS FROM THE LEGISLATURE.
Editor Polk County News,-
Tryon, N. C.
Dear Sir: " . -
After being confined to my
with : cold and influenza find myself,
getting restless -and wanting - to get
out and mix with t-the bjusy world
again. .Fortunately, we had' a physi
cian in the house, Dr. Bryant, repre-j
sentative Of Yadkin county..' He pull
ed me over all right. I am now al-j
most myself again. I - j - ' " A ' r
I had made the . acquaintance -.sOi
two young soldiers of . the Medical
corps of Camp . Polk. Thy hearing
that I was sick came - to. my room and
very kindly offered -to. get leave of
absence and nurse . jne both . day and
night. This service 1 declined, as my
case was not a dangerous one.
, Mr. Editor I want to' thank you for
publishing j and paying yor. -respects
to my bill; I apreciate your opinion.
This bill is full: of, righteousness.. 1
contend that the tax payerfe p ; jthis
state- have the right to know -where
their money , goes-. With , this bill en
acted mto law pur tax rate would
soon be cut down and at - Ithe , same
time we would 1 be ' building up our
treasuries. It would enable us to get
money from the tax dodgers that , we
have been missing so long ; - - : j
. Un regard to, the, amendments voteid
on at the. last general electionf I find
that the majority of , ttie voters voted
for. the six months school 'amendment,
DeUeving that the state was in posi
tion, to supplement the "I necessary
money without additional cost .to the
tax. payers. Not : so. This .. general
assembly will have to provide the nec
esary machinery for this : 'additional
two months school,- y
Also many people I voted for the
homestead amendment, taking it just
BE AT COLUMBUS
Good Roads; County Fair; 'Board
of Trade,' are Some of ; :
- Big Questions.
EVERYBODY BE THERE.
The., attention of the. farmers and
business men of Polk county is' again
called to the - meeting at Columbus
next Monday Feb. 3rd, for the pur
pose of organizing 'al Polk County
Board of Trade,; and to. reorganize the
Polk County ; Fair Association.
;This is a matter of fundamental im-
portance to the farmers bf Polk coun
ty. They shouldattend this, meeting
in 'Droves from .veyeTy ,Township.
When, we say farmers Ve mean every
man, woman and child, in Polk county
who produces -cotton, 7-jcotiu wheat, -
-'truck, fruit of any kind and -all kind?,
live stocK and anytmng that ' grows
out of the soil orjeonsumes that which
comes from the soil. Jhen bankers'
and merchants and manufacturers as
well as educators - and t professional
men are interested either directly or
indirectly in the products, of the' soil,
and should attend this meeting. , . ;
This idea of a . County Board , of
Trade is not primarily for the; farmer.
It is to organize everv ouncp ' of busi
ness energy in. Polk, county for the de-1
velopment of Polk county, We. want
a closer relation . between our fanners . .
and business men. -We waiit "'.. our ' -
banks and merchants of Polk, county ,
to get behind the agricultural '.inter-,
ests of the county; the. iarmers" to, get
Demno tne Danics,. ana merchants ;;,we ,
want the farmers to get behind - our
county paper, and the paper behind
the farmers. Let's ' all get together '
and boost in the same direction. V-The
roads, schools, churches, all need
boosting; county sanitetionK fleeds ,
boosting; we need better mail service; -more
manufacturing plants U better :
marketing facilities and systems.- So'!
you see we need this movement, far
mers, bankers,., manufacturers,, etjuca-.
tors, preachers doctors, lawyers and -every
other busines man calculated to
build; Polk county.. : - , x ;
J. R.t. S AMS, County Asrent., -
topposite to its;.- meaning.
Very, readily isee the necesity..for.pub- "
licity. It is impossible .for. a.,man 'to 4 .
'cast , his ballot intelligently .without t ;
such publications. , If ,we expec;t V H'to.,
'make progress -we must,; first make it', ..
: possible f for .the voter to. inform him-'
self, then we will be able to think and
act broader and bigger . ' i :
Some day we -will be brought face
to face with the question of aflat tax .
'. rate. -This means - tax .land and. not ;
tax the-? improvements, l' Mr, Land
; owner who holds his land and does, .
not improve it would -have two choices -one
to -improve or to (i sell? to .the mati .
that, would improve. This is a.;-big ; ,
question but it is Jike.r Woman's. i;Suf- "
frage.. It is coming, so we : had just
as well begin to inform ourselves."
We expect, toget a. good strong" dog
law. or in other words a human vand
sheep husbandry protection law,' also
we .are . watching and holding , our "
breath in regard to .road laws. ' We -are.
watching to see just ' what 'the -state;
highway commission -has to .
offer; In additioii to ' the . state wide .;
law, Senator CloucT arid ' ,mysef ; will
endeavor to" give Polk county: what
ever in. our judgment the state ( wide
law fails to give us. We want a bet
ter system for working the roads, one
that will give us value received for all ,
money appropriated for. the 'roads. .
- Some other matters of. grave im
portance are before: this General - As
sembly, one i is theschool Jaw, There
seems to be a great 4issatisf action in
regard to the present law.-The whole
machinery for raising revenue for the
support of the' schools will have to.be
reconstructed.- sX::'r::iQi -v " -
Another is the election- law... Many
democrats as well as republicans want
a different and better law: Many are
disgusted with the r. absentee , voting .
law and want ; it repealed. v Its prj- . .
mary purpose , is righteous; and J am
not in favor of repealing, in quote,
that is if it cait.be so hedged about so
as - to prevent frauds, being; perpetrat
ed. As to the primary law. Govenior
Bickett m his message to the General
Assembly recommended that it be '
strengthened or repealed. K. : X '
Mr. Editor, I think I vhave -written
enough , for a man just getting over
the flu. - With. best ..wishes.-1 am, -
. . . Yours sincerely, . -,
W. F. SWANN. . ,
NOT SHAKESPEARE. -
This correction is , proffered; in be
half -of accuracy,, nothing more, noth
ing, less.-; One or- last week' - writers
under the caption "The Graded; School
Questioni'Vaays he' believes tit wasr
Shakespeare who said, "A- little learn- .
ing ;is a: dangerous thing' v. If ;your
writer will consult Pope's ssay ? on '
Criticism, part 2, line 15 he will '.find
that he is mistaken in .his- belief. - .
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