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V0LLXX1V NO. 40
TRYON, N. G. TOIEpilBR
WHERE DID MONEY
Increase in Polk County's , Bank
Resources for Two Years
MORE THAN DOUBLES.
resources of Pplk county,
as shown -in
the bank statements on,
918, show a surprisingly
large gain in resources of
Polk co un-
At the ed of the year 1916 there
were but tvfo banks in Polk county.
Their swonv report shows jthe follow-
Bank of Tryon.. . .
Carolina State Bank .
Total . . . . . . . . .... $139,910,344
One year later, Dec. 3lJ 1917, with
four banks in the county we find that
the two old banks had actually increas
ed their resources, while .the two new
banks had grown to. be of
proportions! The resources at that
Ififp were: I , -1
Bank of Tryon... .. . ... . . $118,206.50
Bank of Saluda .......... 48,208.02
Peoples Batok & Trust C6. 44,892.63
Carolina State Bank. ....!. 43,943.41
Total. ........... ..$255,250.56
This is a gratifying condition of
our banirs lat that period showing an
increase in! bank resources in one year
of $115,340..22, or over 90 per cent.
One yealr later, Dec. 31st, 1918, we1
find that all four banks liad kept up
their rapid gi'owth, and had made
substantial gains over the preceding
vear. Th hgures show!
Bank of Tryon . . . . . $ll9,y8iJ.ui
Poples Bank & Trust Co
Bank of Saluda......;.
Carolina State Bank. . . .
But this is not all.
Durine the last
twelve months' period the great Libr
ertv Loan! Drives had 5 taken "place,
and manyj predicted that! the banks of
. the counte:wflnM-wr.?Jn
quence. Not only wathis 'nop, : -so;
but they actually showea a V very
marked increase in resources. r ;
In order to show how much idle mon
ev there was in Polk county during all
this time we have but to add to our
bank resources the amounts invested
in Liberty Bonds and War Savings
Stamps. The most conservative es
timates on these two items are as fol
Liberty Bonds bought: J. .$250,000.00
War" Savings Stamps. - 100,000.0.0
This amount added to
the bank re-
sources of the county show our visible
Liberty, Bonds, Stamps
Total ......... .. .$701,556.40
This shows an increase ironv
10.34 onl December 31, 1916, to, $701,
556.40 ort December 31. 1918. or an
increase of $561,646.06. or over half
million dollars. - v
This is indeed a most gratifying in:
crease, and one that we take grea
pride in jpublishing. to) the outside
world. It shows that the people ot
Polk county have done two things
Not only learned the value of - the
banking habit, but demonstrated their
loyalty 4nd patriotism to the JN.ation
by investing their money in Liberty
Bonds arid War Savmes stamps.
There is now talk of the fifth bank
in Polk county. What will be the ef
fect of it ? Will it have a tendency
to swplllthf resources f of the four
banks ? - We predict it will.
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MILL SPRING ROUTE 1.
Mr. AL F. Corbm moved to A. A.
Edwards' Monday,wher e he will stay
a month or so, teaching the people of
this community who cannot read or
Write.- . - -: -.! ... V
Missed Julia and Mattie AOrams
spent the week-end with their sister,
Mrs. Q. M. Powell. i
Misses Mae . and ' Odessa Searcy,
Naoma md Mary Willie Whiteside at
tended services at Lebanon, Sunday.
Mr Sam- Ownby made a business
trip to Tryon, Thursday. .
Anderson Woma4 f has returned
home we are glad to note. He was a
Several boys from ( Rock Springs
were at' Lebanon, Sunday.
Miss Bernice Wilson has departed
for Columbia, S. C, where she has se
cured al position. . ; : ;
I African Trees.
A wonderful tree, known as the shea,
is beginning to attract commercial at
tention1 In western Africa. It supplies
the natives not only with nuts, which
they highly prize, but with , a butter
that may become an ; article of com
mercial Importance. It is already ex-.
ported to Europe, where makers of
artlgdal butter find use for It
Their Need for Safety- Pin.
An archeologlst recently dug up a
safety pin from i the ruins of ancient
Babylon. Judging from the pictures in
- the Babylonian, section of the histories, .
nowever, it seems mai saieiy pins
were jsvorn mostly by i the grownups In
; those itlmes.
ASSET THAT NEEDS TO BE
Hendersonville and Henderson
county -need more factories and'simi
ar industrial enterDrises. We al
ready have some: but we need more.
A pay-roll for twelve hiflnths in th
. i . . r i i . i
year is vjasuy more prontaDie to a
Community than any - kind of tourist
But big factories cannot easilv be
obtained at the start. The men who
are putting their money into a big
actory want some guarantee that the
community will stand squarely be
hind them. This aruarantee usually
takes the -form of a fair sized stock
subscription; and there is not at pres
ent any very large amount of money
in tnis county seeking such invest
ment. Most of our people have their
money tied up in other investments.
Before we can locate as many fac
tories here as we want, we shall have
to acquire more .money to invest.
The question is, wherri is this money
to come from? .
There is one point which is fre
quently overlooked; and we venture
o suggest it for the consideration of
the Board - of Trade. Henderson
county has already one important;
asset which only needs developing in
order to become immensely valuable.
That asset is its farms. Of all. possi
ble ways that the Board of Trade can
devise to build up this city none offers
surer and speedier results than the ef4 1
fort to develop the farming possible
lties oi this county. ;
Several years ago, the late M. v.
Richards of Washington, D. C, who
was then industrial agent for the
Southern Railway, came to Hender-
sonville to confer wi
h our Board of
Trade. He said that
he knew a great
deal about Henderson county, in his
Washington office there was on file a
mass of detailed information about
this county, much of which was un
known even to our own people; and
the suggestion he had to make to us
was that in our fani lands we have
an almost unlimited source of wealth.
Three goodf arms, pi operly run, - he
said, ai-e as valuable to a community
as a big factory. He not only made
the statement but he gave clear and
convincing prqof of jt. ' " 'c
That was several years ago. Since
to other mdustnes more, important
and more valuable than it -was then.
His statements are truer today than
they were when he , made them. If
our Board of Trade really wants to
promote the rapid growth of the com
munity and we are sure it does-it
can find no surer way of attaining
that very desirable result than to de
vote a large part ofi its time and en
ergy , to the task of devising imeans to
promote the farming industry in Hen
derson county. . v i;
There are, other m atters of import
ance, but none so important as this.
Good roads are important. The farm
er needs them if he raises anything ;
and a good farming! county is sure
to have them. You can. have good
?-oads without good farms; but if i a
cotinty has good farms, the good
roads are bound to follow. ,
Some years ago bt a commission
ers meetiner in one of the Western
North Carolina counties, something
was said about good roads. " A farm
ing, expert, who was present, spoke up
" "What do you want"' roads for ?
You have no use for them until you
raise some truck. If you had them
now, what could you haul over them ?
You have no use for roads except to
carry a little ; tanbark and crossties
to the nearest railway station, and
haul back some imported feed for
your stock. When you develop your
farms, and really raise- something,
you will need goo 1 roads, and then
you will find some "jvay to get them.
The tourist business is important;
but it is not so important as farm
ing, because it depends absolutely up-
Without farms, we can-
not feed the touris
It is the same
pnHpavnr. In thf
with other lines of
ast analysis, they
all depend upon the farm.
the physical basis c f life.
Henderson countv is -ideally adapt
ed to variotis kinds of farming and
trucking. If one-half the thought
and time and effort which has been
devoted to other projects, had been
devoted to the improvement of farm
ing methods, Hend;rson countv would
now be immensely wealthy. There, is
a steady improvement noticeable.
But the point that we wish to em
phasize is that the business men of
Hendersonville depend for their suc
cess upon the farmers of Henderson
county; and thref ore the business
men's organization of this city cannot
find any - more profitable occupation
than the intellieent effort to promote
up-to-date farming in this county.
BETTER SCHOOLS FOR LYNN.
The agitation for' better schools
seems to be in an epidemic form all
over the' South. Tryon is into it up
to her eyes. . Our little neigiuor,
Lynn gives" us to iinderstand that she,
too, wants better schools.
At present that district hasno tax
levy for school piirpdses, but a. peti
tion is in circulation, asking for a 50
cents tax levy ' for that specific pur
pose. Good for Lynn. That is the
way to do things. Educate your
children, and to lo it . costs money,
and the only way . to get money is by
taxation.' We hope you: get what you
are asking for. .j
FROM OUR FRIENDS
Some Items of General Interest Gathered
Mr. T.;M. Johnson, of Arden, visit
ed his family at Coiunbus, Sunday.
Mr. Leroy McFarlani spent a few
days in " Raleigh last week, on busi
ness.. ' ' . - : ' " -';, - '-'.;.
Miss Gladys Smith, teacher of Mel
virt Hill school, spent the . week-end
with her parents. '
Miss Lizzie Dedmond is visiting
Miss Nell Constance at Sandy Plains,
Rev Jones, of Tryon, delivered a
very interesting sermon last Sunday.
He will preach again-February 16, at
both morning and evening. V
Mrs. N. P. Mills is visiting relatives
in Spartanburg, this week.
Mrs. E.-B. Cloud has returned to;
her home after spending some time
with her parents, Mr. and Mis. T. E
Walker, of Greens Creek.
Miss Margaret Cantrell of Lan-j
drum, S. C, entered Stearns High
School Tuesday. . j
Misses Minnie Arledge and -Eliza-
beth Spivey spent the week-end iij
Hendersonville with ihe former's sis!
ter, Mrs. J. E. Shipman. "1
Mrs. Leonard and children, of Tryi-
on, visited her sister, Mrs. W. 15. Ar-
ledge, Sunday. ; '-.
Mrs. R. G. Hamilton was in town,
o- ':t .r,,'
Wilbur Steadman and Wilbur Fea-
gans have just returned from France.
Mrs. Joe Hutcherson, Sr., died last
Saturday, , with pneumonia, following
influenza. ' ; - f '
Mr. Wilbur Steadman and Miss Lil
lie Spakes were married last wcek.iv
Mrs. E. . Cloud, who has been vi$-
iting her mother, returned to Colum
bus, Sunday. Mrs. Cloud will join
her husband who is now a nem':er of
the State Senate; at Raleigh, thfs.
Prof. W; S. i Cobb visited 5at
Greens Creek ,High School . Friday . &f -
rroiessor. vs . v x
" Misses Nellie Brian and Milla Mc
Kinney spent the week-end at J. W.
Mr. Melvin - F. "Burgess, of Hot
Springs, N. C. spent the week-end at
I. E. Walker's
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' Rev. W. B. Lindsey and Mr. Robert
Hunter, of Charlotte, paid a flying
visit to Hillcrest Institute, Friday to
bring pump for the well. It was a
gift from Mr. Hunter and a -pleasant
surprise to the Hillcrest faculty.
Mises Julia and Mattie Abrams
spent the Week-end -with their sister,
Mrs. Powell. j :
Miss. Pauline Wilkins spent the
week-end with Miss Ruth Brian.
Miss Covell Cooley and Myr:
Shields spent the week-end with Miss
Louise McDade. t- '..
Miss Nellie Brian spent the week
end with her aunt, Mrs. Walker. J
Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Bridges, who
havebeen ill with influenza and
pneumonia, are convalescent. 1
James Mathis, who had the misfor
tune to crush his foot very badly,; is
improving fast. j
: Mr. Lum Mathis, who had to leave
Hillcrest Institute on account of his
brother's accident, has returned to his
studies. . ' ' ' - ' . -' . j.
Mrs. R. M. Abrams, who has been
in bed for five weeks, is improving
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No, we were not out of news last
week, for we had a good lot of real
news, but just as we, were in the act
of delivering to the postman the jflu
upset our vehicle, hence .no news last
week. . -
Mrs. John .Holbert should have
been reported as dead, last week, and
now Mr. John Holbert has had the
misfortune to lose his right hand last
week, while sawing shingles.
Aunt Ruth Patz wandered away
last week, and when found was in a
branch nearly frozn. Had been there
several hours, but Mrs.. N. A. Price
andMrs, Elizabeth Pace nursed her
back to normal life, it seems now. j
We need a county horo for the
aged and unf ortun te, as some of jthe
best tax payers and grand jurors hav
at innumerable times recommended. "
J. W Bishop and Posey Henderson
were in the Bright's Creek section jone
day la?t week, on business. : .-.
We could not attend the mass mest
ing at Columbus, Monday, but hope
much good will result in the way of
uplift to .Polk county interests. -1 ;
Let us boost bur paper ' and ' more,
by obtaining more subscribers, and
help our editors who are laboring so
hard to bring the resources of I old
Polk to light.
Mr. W, O. Morris who has been! sick
of - influenza,' is stopping with his
mother here until he can recuperate,
v Mr.; Tom Wialdrop came i up from
Pomafia, S.,C, to visit h.is family : last
week-end, . returning Monday. f;X
- Miss Fofa:. Lawter is dangerously
ill of pneumonia. :" ; ? - I - i .
. .Mr. Walter Reed came up from Hen
rietta to visit his parents, Sunday."
Mr. James Waldrojr has . gone to
Oil . THE C0UI1TY
By Oar Correipondenis From Variotis
Henrietta where he will be employed
Mr. Tilden Higgins.has l ist return
ed from a 'pig buying expedition I but
don t , know what luck he had; i f r r
i Mr S 'S&. Lawter - and his little
dautexGrladys, who have had tthe;
flu, are much better. - A : - ftC; ;
Messrs; iiBlmer "Davis. Conrad t and
WilhurRidihgs have returned home
f rpm Fruitland Institute. - -,
: Green Rjver school closed last Tues
day; -foKa week, on account" of the
principal, Mr. " Hamricky ; having the
: cjMessrsi-iiT. andi R C. jHayes made'
a ; busmesjv trip toV Rutherfordton,
Monday 1?':-';v: ; rJr
: 'Mr. J; Kl Hine $ and grandson, Paul,
called -at .Mr. .J. C. Davis' .Sunday
i !Mrs..E. C Davidson spentWe dnes-
day: night at Mr. J. W. Davidson's.
CfMrsjvSamuelVHill.' of Rutherfordton
spent a few days, last week, with her
parents.- Mr and Mrs. jn. u..AJoie. -
i ".Several ff rom here attended the- fun
eral services of Mrs. : Lucy Painter.; at
Sandy. Springs. Sunday, where, she
was laid io rest. 'Hvti '
;Mr E Davidson moved his fam
ily to Fiiigerville,' Monday.
..Rev. Mr Hunt - delivered an Inter
esting' sermon and lecture' on the Mil-:
hpn Dollar (Baptist School Fund Mon
day at Green River. . ' ; ; :
Several1 ol our; farmers are hauling
their guao now so that it will be out
of the wa.when the busy spring time
comes.;. fi -.: .- '-v - . - -
iHurrahfor C. Wilbur "McGmnis,;
i What r jias become ? of !: i Sandy
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Jtflft SPRING ROUTE 2.
Jujv. Bit Jackson deliyered ; a "y gooo,
sermon 4 Cooper Gap, -Sunday -last
-lev t - S"N' 4-; v v ' 'V-.:
tanburg, are visiting relatives in this
Mrs. O. jL. Wilson spent Friday
night with her mother. Mrs. S. J
Helton, if: . -
Mr. Bewlin Wilson, from Route 1
attendedfservices at' Cooper Gap last
Mr. Noah Lynch - spent , Saturday
night in Mill Spnhg.
Miss Minnie Ruppe spent Saturday
night withM iss Ruth Byers,
Mr. and Mrs. D. P. McGuinn receiv
ed a letter: from .their son, Andy, who
is in France, the first they have had
since the war ended.'
Mr. anci Mrs. D. C. Foster, of Mil
o : ...:; 4- t t j xr ixrii
liams' on last Saturday. I
A crovd . of youngsters enjoyed
good muic at the home of Mrs. War
ren Cog&m, last Sunday.
Mrs. Ocie Gilbert and. Miss Lizzie
Wilamstpent several nours with
Mrs. . Fred Gibbs Saturday last. . .
Little Ijva Wilson, spent f last week
with Esffter Wilson. !
""Mr, aid Mr. Harry Benhnett. pent
Saturdaf-fnight at N. E. Williams'.
Officetsi captured two stills in Big
Level section, Jast Sunday.
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Mr. I ?B. McGraw made a business
trip to (Rutherfordton, last week. ; .
Mrs. McGraw has been very sick,
but lad to learn that she is improv
Mr. H. H. McCrain has been haul
ing to the saw mill for the past week.
Seems that he is building.
Miss Alice McCrain left, Saturday,
for Rutherfordton R. 3, where she will
attend school for awhile. She will
board with her aunt v Mrs. H. H. Lynch
Mr. Martin McCrain caught a fine
'possum the other night. At least he
thought' it was ine when he was eat
ing it for dinner..
Messrs! James and Mont Burgess
are keeping "Bachelor's Hall" and are
working on the farm and are getting
Miss Jane Erwin's house was burn
ed lastf week. Did " not learn, ithe
y- Wakep, Big Level and make j us
another call. '
Mr. and, Mrs. Lionel ' Brisco are .vis
iting relatives at Rutherfordton.
Sunday school is progressing nice
ly. Some of the boys made - a j big
resolution in choir practice to sing all
the timer Had splendid reason i for
doing so. v- - ' ':-' y
Mr. W. M. Walker and family vis
ited Mr G. E. Arledge, Sunday.
Miss Kate Rucker of Rutherford
ton was visiting" her aunt Mrs; J : M.
Lewis, last week. By accident a tree
fell on her and hurt her-very severe! f
She and; Mrs. Alta Pruitt' were pass
ing' by : '-where , Otho Lewis was. chop
ping, and ; by some- means Mrs.. Pruitt
escaped! but Mrst? Rucksr was ;;nnfor
tunate jjnol caught - under ; the tree.
WR hopshe wilL' recbver.V ! '-:t.fy
Say, iPountainu View, come again.
-We are! anxious to know what hap
pens in your section. : !; :
Mr. ancl Mrs. : W. H; Elliott, -of
Hopewell, are., visiting the - tatter's,
parents, Mr. and Mrs. -G; E. -Arledge
OUR;COUNTY COURT HOUSE.
If there is anything in Polk county
for which, our citizens should hang
their heads in shame, it is the condi
tion, of the ; county , court house at Co-
umbus. - :-,- - v'V'-r v- 'Sx- ,''.
Monday a meeting was .advertis
ed to , be held in the court: houSe.'JBut
.what a sight-met our gaze when we
entered' the court rooml 'The- old car
pets had been taken up the' stoVes ta-
Jcen down,4 the benches overturned and
an piles, 4he floor red with ' the sur
rounding. soil, and no .arrangements
pf any ;kind made ; ; for the . meeting
The result-was the crowd. had' to go to
he oflice of County..' Agent .Sams.
there tor; sit and - shiver because about
half, of f the window panes are out of
the windows. The I lower - hall of ; the
courthouse is used as. a wood shed,
and the , wood ' is -piled ; up , there ' New
toilets wre built-last year,a nd last
Christmas the 'fence around one was
overturned" by a gang of c mischiveous
boys, and there : it lays just.- as- it was
overturned.' . ' v yyr-:;
Our County Commissioners r should
appoint a janitor 'y at a' . wage that
would-justify, him to . clean up .and
keep clean : the court room;d shoul
build wood sheds so that the officials
would have some storage - -: place ior.
their, fuel; .should at, their next meet
ing order every, broken window pane
replaced; have . the toilet: fence set: up
again; put stoves in ?the court' room,
and notify the janitor, to v have the.
room clean and warm whenever there
as. to .be a - meeting of the citizens- of
the county. ' ; J-.-.; ;':
The present conditions, of . the court
house : -are' disgracefuL The new
Board of Commissioners has not been:
in office long, andwe ihope that the
members will o into this matter and
rectify r the present . conditions. It
would not- take much .; to ; . place - the
house in a cleanly and comfortable
condition. Why. not do it? "
AMERICAN IN GERMANY ,;
, TenchEdwards,one : of the American
soldiers stajiofled in Germany recent
ly rWrote! his mother, Mrs. A. ;A. Ed
wards a letter,4 and in which he -said:
r 'I am; in "Germany now. 'Can't tell
howuong I - will be here.' . I am enjoy
ing' life- as fine as- any - soldier - 'over
here. -I-was one of ? thefirst ' soldiers
orT ; J The : First ; Divisoaf olldwefli iBe
t Germans - across, the ARhine an Noyem-
bsr, : 15;;mues ; from Coblenz. f I ' have
been i m lots . of dangerous .-places. I
have thought many times that eyery
second I would-be. blown into millions
of pieces. Have : been in places I had
; rather be dead ,than living. 'The war
is about, over now. The, German soldiers.-
say that the. First Division has
the best soldiers they run1 up against
in all the war. They also said that
the old First Division was what won
the war. We certainly have made the
Huns walk "Tarpin'Viri the - last six
months.' : . ' -
SHALL UNITED -STATES
EXTEND ITS DOMAINS?
British Want This Country to Ad
minister Some of German Colo
nies, Lloyd Allen Declares.
, Readers of the NEWS will find pn
another, page of this issue a very in
teresting special article by Lloyd Al
len, relating to the views of British
leaders on the part? that the United
States should, play in connection with
one of the most important matters
that will come . before the peace con
gress thedisposition of .the: captured
German colinies and Turkish posses
sions in the near East. ;
Mr. Allen, writing from London, de
clares there is a feeling; in England
that the United - States should aban
don its policy of aloofness from Euro
pean; aftairsan d embark upon a pro
gram that would make it a : leading
factor in world politics. : ' -
i This is one of the greatest problems
that will confront the representatives
of the -United States in their efforts to
bring about a fair , and lasting poace
for the world, and readers of the
NEWS will find it well worth while to
read Mr. Allen's explanation of Biit
ish views on this subject. - "
r Builder of Pagoda. , i
'The Burnian, if he acquires wealth,
must also acquire merit-'Kutba"
and this he .must ; doj by building a
pagoda on which shall be set out? on
a . marble., slab ihow, much money i he
spent on building it. He likes people
to address him as ''Builder of a Pa
goda," and he will say to his wife be
fore others : -"Oh, wife of a builder of
a pagoda !" , ; '
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The Mocking Bird. j
' The; mocking - bird;' is a native of
America and the .West Indies and ,1s
remarkable for Its , vocal . powers and
for Its faculty for imitating other birds
as- well as different sounds which : It
hears. Its voice:; Is .full and musical,
and capable of modulation, from ; the
dear , tone .of jthe.. woodthrush ito : the-
scream of the; eagle. "
;"f I Color of . Pure ; Copper.
Thework' of a : Swiss investigator i
suggests -that ; absolutely pure copper
may have a light gray color like that of
j most other metals,, since It is found
that copper which Jtias been ten tmes
distilled in Vacuo has only a pale rose
color while the' yellow color of gold
becomes . much
lighter under similar
POLK COUIP ,
Annual Meeting and Electicn cf
gf Officer feTIaStOli
: lumbut, Last Monday.
At the meeting of citizens of i Polk
county,, at Columbus, last-Monday "for
the purpose of electing officers of the
Polk ; County Fair Association - f or
1919, resulted as follows:
President, W.,T.f 1-indaey;-Vice
President, ;M. Georgion.
r Secretary,vB.tF.i Copeland. ;
Treasurer. Dr. H.' HEdwards
? Directors, tChas (Davenport for Co- ? i
lumbus township; ;Lafayette Thomp-..
son:for Saluda;: C. M. Howes.for Try- S
on. The selection if or iWidte Oak, c -Greens
Creek, and? Cooper" Gap will be i j
-. filled later. Mtn .wilt, be selected on
ly who will .agree to acceptithe posi-,'
tion; and attend the tmeetings (of the s
oua.ru x . fee tors. mr. (jeo. - jtt. .-. . . .
Cobb, of Tryqn, was elected ijPresi--dent
of the Board of Directors. : ? ' k J -
Much interest was manifested, .and 3
it was agreed to select officers ahd-on
Jv those who had the interest Jof fthe
Fair ? at heart, ' and would work with. .
that: end m view. 'v;:' .'y X-.-s-t. -
Wednesday. Thursday and ; Friday. .:
October 8, 9, and 10; were, selected as '
days on which the Fair would.be.held
Wednesday- will be known as entry
day, ; the two datter;?days f or khsola v
or show days. . ',-,. 'yylh ' r:'";
y WbrKVon ;thesprenuum; list iwill, be- '
gin: just, as soon ias-: the State Board '
furnishes ourilocil t ipeoj)le ijvithjjfchejr
list. - ' ' . , . . -
Now Jet, everybody in, Pplk' county .
go to work and, prepare something for
display. at -our, next Fair.-, " .
COUNTY;BOARD;OF, TRADE . r.
Quite a 'good sized crowd-assembled:
at, Columbus, -last J Monday:- inre"
sponse to the calhof Countv! .Acent -
t Sams to undertake the taso;rgan- -
mi? a. wouniy ; M)ara ,oi ;. irane. . . '
Saluda was, electe$)Xfozirm&rtotyttc
meeting : and ; Mr. , C. Bush,. of ' Tryon, -Secretary.
- Talks were made by Messrs. J, R;
Sams, B. F. Copeland, T. C. IMUs,- B. ,
Willis and SrB.i Edwatds. -A; motion
was then made and carried to appoint
a committee on organization. ;Messrs
JR.'3ams,-B.-Fi Copeland, -. mT ,
Dedmond, : J. D.i Carpenter and C. MA ,
-Howes.. .''- :. :' ; "; v i - -
r -1This - committee will -.investigate , '
similar organizations in NorthCarb- r ,
Una, and attempt to . arrive at a plan
.which r wilLbei suitable? prthe.-arm
ers and business interests '.C'of 'I Eplk
county. As; soon: as sufficients data : is '. -gathered
the committee ..win be, called ...
upon to meet, and perfect; a report, af- ,
ter .which, another, .public efetirig wil I '
be, called,! andthe; citizens Mllh then
act upon the report Of .Shis committee.
Every f armerin attendance at Co
lumbus expressed a ' desire to ,; have -such
an organization Polk county,
and they may rest-assured that this
committee, will do , all, in : its powr to
find some kind of plan .ui table r for
Polk county. ' . - -:. ,
COUNTY POULTRY, gHOW. .
At the meetmgo f the Tryon Town
ship 'Poultry! Association .last Satur-
day it was ;thought advisable o.Jioid a
poultry show, in ' Tryon, during the
first .week in October.
' While thia show; will be jinderc the
supervision of the Tryoa Township
Association,. , members of the Tryon
Association are -going to goffer .as
premiums, settings of eggs and .cock
erels, full-blooded, of couiseIri ord'r
.to. jstimulate .the v FulUBlooded, move
ment iioJng.waged in PoJId coun
ty. , y-y ;v -jl t ;;
There seems., to ; be. some misunder
standing as to 'the object and. aims of
this .moveijient. ; ;Sdme seeml to think :
that only those wh'orhave fulfbtobded
poultry are wanted; "as membersl ; It
is the purpose of- the organization to
show you how you may become rais
ers of full blooded - poultry j ; without
costing youan y great. jsnm of rmoney,
and without having to ithrpw , away
your present - flock, of chekens.
. The next date for the meeting of :
the Tryon Associatiori has " not : . yet
been determined, upon, . but.anl invita
tion: is extended: to. chicken,, Raisers in
all parts Of Polk; county to .Jtheet with
us. Come, and ,tell us yourf troubles,
and let us, help you out: ', i ?.-.
Our interests, the development of
the poultry businessi and the raising
of pure., bred chickens are; the same,
so ; let's. . get. togetheriin these meetings.-
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Lizards and alligators are the latest '
4?rpposltlonsinHherwayAof jppd vari
ety. i'They, do nott seem avery,:aljurlnc
td the United States appetites, yet.n
ards" ha ve been extremely - popnlar in
the Bahama lslad$and;trlda alii-.
gators have a' reputation of being quite
i. A boy .who- Is a; firm helierer. In tho
fraise-a-pig plan has aporker irhlch .
he has christened Jflnk, .Ibecause he
ays $he. pig ruim o freely fronrth'
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