North Carolina Newspapers is powered by Chronam.
The Only Papa
For ttz If:z2
v. v - if t & 'f r'ict'i mi r w i nr i i
AN D TM E!-Ti RYCSN . BEE
VOL. XXIV NO. 43
TRYON, N.1C. FRIDAY; FBURARY 28, 1919.
$2.00 A YEAH
Organizations tor tSettermemHor
Fnrminv Conditions Receiv- ,
ing Interest of Nation.
1 KINGS WORTH CONSIDERING,
ward the organizacion of a County
Coard of Trade in iMlk county is no
visionary scheme by any ircnas. All
over the United States similar move-
ments are heard of , and in almost ev-
ery instance some kind of an organ-
ization looking toward cooperation
between bankers, business men and 1
farmers has been the result..
Mr. Sair.: County Agent for Polk
county, tells the - editor of this paper
that he talked the . proposition over
with Dr. Knapp, of the Federal Board
of Agriculture, while in Raleigh, re-
cently, and that Dr.' Knapp not only
mvp the movement his endorsement
but was very enthusiastic over it, and
wishes us God-speed in the unnder-
teVinp-. The schemp is of the verv
snnnrfest construction, and will be of
untold benefit to Polk county and her
citizens. But to make it a success
will require the united efforts of ev-
erybody who has the welfare of the
county at heart. 1
One of the latest States to take up
fie idea is Arkansas- and in a conv of I
the dailv Arkansas Gazette, published
nt T.ittle Rock, we find the f ollowine. 1
referring to a jnovement which they 1
call the -Arkansas Profitable Farming
"Tt is not the miraose of the bu- I
reau to decrease cotton. production inland other agricultural clubs, and get
Arkansas. On the other hand, it is tne iatners, motners ano teacners, De
the purpose of the bureau to increase hmd them. -AftMi
ni-ftdiiction: hnt to do it with b. This year organize pure bred
smaller acreage. The bureau has I
KAnm fVi 6timam)Ane 'facie-, nf ndn I
ino. tii a farmpro of ArVansas to in-
tra their hoes Gunner the next I
five years until they keep lfU0g,000l
----- o - I
brood sows mat win nave;iwo utters i
vai. Thia will meart th mar. I
keting each otU 7JhWJM vtailbX lJ&mi9ip$&$0
hogs. ? ' ;:.t,f all- together in: ;.heIpfujTrsinpathy
."The bureau win conduct a cam-
Tiaitm dnrintr the next, five vears. hav.
ins for its purpose the turning of
worriout uplands, now planted to cot-1
ton and producing from one-fourth 1
ot one-eighth Dale per acre, into pas
ture o lands or legume crops for rais
ine and. feeding beef cattle.
"The bureau will encourage ' sheep
raisinsr and will urge community or
ganizations for the protection of
sheep raisers against dogs.
"The bureau urges, that a second
crop, such as soy beans,, velvet beans
or cowpeas, be planted with every
mw : of rnfn orrown within the State,
"The bureau urges vast increases through which the perils facing our(
in poultry raising and urges that the country must be met and its mighty
money from chickens and .eggs shall problems solved always makes their
go to the wives and daughters of the work of surpassing interest, partly
farmers. to "get suggestions for some work m
"This, roughly, is the bureau's pro- hand. : '
gram for the next five years. If it is . The first impression was the fine
accomplished the result to Arkansas spirit of hospitality and helpfulness
will be $300,000,000 additional each shown by the teachers of the school,
year, an average of $4,000,000 yearly What I wanted was secured at once
for the farmers of each county. in clear and satisfactory form. . .
"Isn't this ': reward worth working And next, one became conscious at
for. -Isn't itlgreat ehnough to com- once of the presence of that subtle,
mand the energies of every man. wo- but vital; ."things-unity of .effort of
amn and child in the State?". the teacher and scholar. One felt
The Citizens' National Bank "of that they were working with smcer
Monroe,N La., is sending the foregoing ity toward a common goal, a spirit
statement out throughout that dis- that does not always exist even in so
trict, and in doing so says: : caHed good schools and that is a
We believe the things proposed by difficult thing to create. -
our neighbors in Arkahsas are good j With such; aspint, result are-be-not
only for Arkansas -farmers, but ing achieved of course; and the child
for Louisiana farmers of the rich ren are having : a , grounding m the
Montoe district. ' We are passing this fundamentals that will go far to
newspaper article to you as informa- ward making them intelligent and
tion. Think over the suggestions us'eful citizens. .
therein contained " - When the foundations of a good
Evcry Dank in the South should school system are being so well laid,
preach the same doctrines tb the peoT surely an appear can bfi made with
pie of its sections.
- - o
WHAT POLK COUNTY
Now flint the war is over, we must,
as a people, cut off, by the boundary
lines Of Folk county, woric out uw
fay as -a county is
concerned. It is up to our own ef-
herome a. nroeres-
sive county and stand in line with the
ninevy-nine otner couuwes vw
a - ii ' - An , - at vna
great Old North State,; or lag in tne
rear in; every contest -that makes -for
hofr.nMmf trn tn the Pnn;UHI ITlaKc
vx..v, x v..rT- -
Tolk the greatest or all counties ox
As a county, Polk will be just
what her citizens make of her. I say
the war is over,; yes, and the world
is not what it was before the war,
neither. i Korth Carolna - nor FOIK
county what they were; before.
nave passed iroman o a V-?7-
tic age a.coopcrawve.
true whether we like rt or
longer can men and women isolate
selves aloof from their neighbors and
..J... i.1.. V.4- rttam, ia frtT . all ' .110
Kngeran our rmlnty - hold itself
aloof from sister counties and make
the greatest progress; no longer can
. -4.-4. 4. j -ii.t Vier sister
and, do he-r best. And just as
- truly no-ionffer can :a nation hold her-
self alo6f and do her best work in tiie
world enlightenment and world hap-
om'essV This ercat' truth is realized
pmess.. ims great '
as never before oy au peoples ever
' wW - TW the r unit in aU this, I
mean the primary unit is tht indi-
vidual; but the unit of organization
is rne nome, tne iamily. - :
To start a home or family, two in
dividuals agree to coooperate for each
other's mutual benefit and happiness.
T?.. 11 . i ; 1 i ...
a iviu muh ajxiuii ueirinmne a nome is
organized, and by the sameT3rocess
otner nomes are organized, and the
products of these homes furnish ma-
tenal out of which an indefinite num
ber of homes are organized until the
school district is formed; then the
township, the county, the . State and
njiaiiy the largest organization, the
nation. ' n
So we see it is by using primary
uniis mat tne simplest and most lm-
Pnt organizations are started,
The greatest factories and business
establishments in the world, as well
fs the least are composed of units
for the ' starting point. The only dif-
A ii m .
lerence oetween a Dig Dusiness ano a
little business is the number of units
employed and used in its orgamza-
ow we want a Board. of I rade or-
ganized in Polk counay, or some kind
of working body, by which and
through which we can foster and en-
courage every legiumaie Dusiness m
Polk county, and destroy every ille-
Intimate business that is festering and
polluting the body politic of the glo-
rious old, county, imqw now is tms
organization to be ett'ected? Can it
be done ? Yes, by bringing together
units oi me same Kind, ist, iet; our
(bankers organize, in order to mobilize
our nnanciai resources, zna, lei our
farmers organize in every community
111 oraer to create resources, ora, let
all merchants organize in order to
handle the resources. 4th', let man-
uiaciurers organize in oraer to lur
nish all these units with the cheapest
ana Dest prouucis possiDie.
ganization by organizing corn, cotton
poultry associations m every town
shin in the countv. "r : '
C. Grass, alfalfa and legume clubs.
a. rermaneBi-uwiure ciuds.
ml , i. i.1 ! ' A. 1. -.
inen: aiter, tnese various interests
standpoint of similar like units, then
vTv . y0?" r""
with each other.
J. R. SAMS County Agent
GOOD WORD FOR OUR SCHOOLS
Editor Polk County News,
Tryon, N. C,
It may interest the readers of your
paper to . know the impression "made
by your school upon a visitor in your
town. The writer went to the school
partly because , the realization that
public schools are the chief agency
gooa couragew me - -
! willino' to maw saennces that shall
give the School1 Board funds to ex
tend the work and to develop grad
ually a complete High School course
And one mav even dream of the time
when a man will be found who will
do for Tryon what has been - done by
i private ciuzens iu u i"uiv
throiiffh the country, i. e. build and
equip a school for various forms of
hand-work which shall supplement
and co-ordinate with "the purely neaa
i wAr rnnr to noi n cr nnnp nnw. ifin v
i wvi-zw miw o v v . ;
a correiatea system w..uub &uu;xi
meet the needs of a community like
I LnlS one. a.v.
- 10 .1010
i ryon, r eorusry u .
Rev. T. Ruppe filled his appoint-
Mrs: Eli Jackson is very feeble.
Mr. John Whiteside is sick. Has
trouble. We hope he will soon
1 Mr. L B. HeGntw h purchased
a pair of young, mules.
I . '
Don't think because fighting Ojas
stopped that ; the war is over. The
he met and settled.. The real loyai-
ty and patriotism of our people is yet
to be puttp; he test. vlt is easy
enough while fighting is going on and
your blood is up to induce people to
invest in? government loans ; but - we
. -n 1,- nn onrttVi.
.wm ouwr vuq - uv. v,
er loan; ; Show your loyalty -and pa
i triotism by buying to your limit.
FROISI OUR FfllEIIDSlOVEPHE COUNTY
Som ttamtof General Interest Gathered
Mn; Ray Arledge, of Camp Green,
Charlotte, has received his discharge
and is now home.
Mr.', C. E. Shore is visiting his fa
ther, at Winston-Salem. " ;
A children's operetta, "A Dream of
Fairylaiid,'- is to be given at Stearns
High School, March 7, 1919.
Mr. -Woodruff, of, Woodruff, 25. u., is
visiting at the home of . Mr. E. W.
Misses Spivey" and McNitch were
guests of .'Mrs. E. C. Shore, Friday
evening. ..- . ' -
Kev. Jones, of Iryon, will fill his
regular appointment at the Baptist
church, Sunday. I iiiveryone come in
time for Sunday school, -rr"- v
Born to Mr, and Mrs. Gaston Mills,
Feb. 24, a daughter.
We are sorry to hear, of the illness
of Mrs. Major Hutchinson. t s
Sunday school at the Baptist
church Sunday. March 2nd. at 11
o'clock a. m., every Sunday An ear
nest invitation is extended to the peo
ple of Columbus and vicinity to join
this school and make it more efficient
and helpful. J. P. Arledge Supt.
Rev. E. J. Jones will preach at the
Baptist church Sunday, March 2nd,
at 11 o'clock. The topic vill be "The
Christian Race." . - j
Rev. R. G. Shelton filled his regu
lar appointment at Bethlehem, last
Sunday. ; ' . :. ..
Mr. 'Joe Walker, who has been in
jT f'antee, Ga.. came home last
week. The School closed on account
of the flu. .
On account of weather conditions
there were but a few people at the
box supper last Saturday night. $26
were realized, this to be used for the
Junior Red Cross .0
Misess Grace and Oraa Gibbs, An-
Sunny View, were week-end visitors
m our section. .
Mr. W. G. Hague and family were
callers at Mr. J. M. Barbers, Sunday.
Mrs. J. H. Gibbs entertained a
crowd of young folks at her home
Friday night, in honor of her daugh
ter, Esther's, 20th anniversary AH
present report a nice time.
Mrs. L. C. Gibbs was called to the
bedside of her daughter, Annie Lee,
in Santee, Ga., who is very low .with
flu and pneumonia. ,
Mi. A. H. Elliott has moved his
family to Columbus. -
Mr. Walter Reed died of influenza
on the 19th inst. He was about 21
wears old, a member of the church
here, a kind hearted boy, and will be
much missed by all his chums. .
Eld. W. A. Reed is -very sick of nu-
Mr. Jack Burnett is still in. a very
critical condition from his recent at
tack of influenza.
Mr. S. S. Lawter's family is im
proving steadily now. " .
Mr. Jesse Jones got out too soon,
and has suffered a relapse from the
Mr. Jinv Johnson's family is conva
lescent now. "
Mr. ; Bud Burnett' has retvirned
home after a few days' visit with Mr.
Jack Burnett and family..
Mr. roster Lawter and little
daughter, Estelle, have moved in with
ivir. ana Mrs. o. . lawter. ior tne
present. ;. ,
Mr. and Mrs. Claude Gilbert's baby
who has been very sick, is much bet
ter. . .. - -
The garage and mill property has
been sold to Mr. Brannon, who began
operations Monday morning.
Messrs. Tilden and Grant Higgms'
families who were down with mflu
enza in the same house, nineteen of
them, are all getting up again.
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Carswell spent
Saturday night at Mr. John Philips .
Mrs. A. A. Edwards and daughter,
Miss Mossie, spent Sunday at'' M.
Miss- Catherine Austin, the - Red
Cross nurse, has returned from Eng
land, and is "at St. Thomas Mission.
Mr. Babe Mackabee was married to
Miss Sis Fowler. Sunday.,
Otis ; Dalton and wife spent Sunday
at Harley Foy's . ,
Albert tMooore is visiting relatives
at Tryon and' Melrose.
Mr. Bob Gray - who is teaching
school at Lynn, visited 4 home Satur
day and Sunday.
. Grover Thompson spent Sunday a
E. G. Thompson's. - V
v Mr. and Mrs. Birch Davis , spen
Sunday . at Mr. John Reed's.
Miss Delila - Wilson was the gues
of "Miss Louise- Mills; - Wednesday
night. - ,
-Mrs. Forest Glass spent N Sunday
with Mrs. Bill Gray.
Miss Mnttie Philips spent Wednes
day Jiight at Mr. Bill Russell's.
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Gault spent Sun
day at Harley Fojrs. ,
; Lewis Mills visited Mr. 1 A. Mills
Sunday. ' . - .
r Mrs. James Melton " visited her
brothsr Mr. Lynn Blackwell, Sunday,
By Our. Correspondents From Various
Polk County "
fTRYON ROUTE 1.
- Sunda-! many heeded the call of the
church m. and were assembled to
hear a v&ry interesting sermon: deliv-
jered ; b Rev; E. L. Shelton, v on
Prayerif and the great missionary
centenatffv. while this beautiful Mon
day iiiori the old ciock shrilly sum
mons mny of us to the business of
another Slay. V , : - ,
The reatening weather did not
prevent M the Washington birthday
prograntj from being carried out, at
Fox i Mintain school. All present
report It . splendid, especially the
songs,- B v.V;--:. :
Mrs. pmily Sitton and son, of Ah
derson, Jjfv C, were the appreciated
guests : Mr. and ' Mrs. ' Rice, last
week.'' ! . - - : ; ' '
Mrs. pice and sister, Mrs. Hunt, of
Canton,?Msited the Carpenter home,
Sundaycooked and served dinner and
departed before the arrival of the ab
sent occSpants. . .;
j Messrs. Frank Edwards and John
DaltonJr., left Friday, for Wyoming.
Miss -"ell Champion spent Wednes
day nigtv with Mr. and Mrs. James
Smith.1T'--- ; - ' . -'
Mrs. pp. B. Nance and children, of
Spartarp)ui g, . are enjoying - this week
at WalrSit Grove. '
Mr. a$d Mrs. S. B Edwards and Mr.
M'inter pBarber, were the pleasant
callers gat Mr. and Mrs. Edwards',
One $ould think white rabbits
were fed pipers" on the route, see
ing so ffaany children flocking to see
them Sunday afternoon, at the home
of PauliKamilton. -
No, iiBdeedy, the short legged, short
tailed, clumsy , creature we call
groundfhog, the woodchuck, - didn't
prevenirfMr planting of - sweet peas,
tomatorand lettuce on Lincoln's
birthda. As a matter of fact the
"groundhog never comes out of his.
winter sleep until the end of March
or first! of April, 't
P --.. -' '' -1' 1 1
Privgte C. O. Ridings, M. P., Of
Camp H Jackson, spent last week-end
with Ms parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. I.
Mr- fand Mrs. J. I. Ridings are on
he siclt list this week.
Mr. fr. Davidson and Miss Bertie
Cole wire happily married last Wed
nesday!! We wish them much joy.
Missis Annie and Eva Davis spent
Wednesday in Fingerville with rela
tives and friends. .
Misil Pauline and Oland WilkmS
spent ihe week-end at home.
Messrs.- Elmer and Frank Davis
spent fgaturday nie-ht - with Harold
Mrsi Callie Peu - spent last " week
with Mjs. E. L. Cudd, her sister.
We mope Mr. E. L. Cudd will be
able tij return home this week from
the Kiitherfordton hospital, where he
has bpn laid up with a broken leg.
; h ' O ' ' '
MrilRcbsrt Ridings made a busi
ness trip to Spartanburg, last week.
. - . ' t. rri j 3 1
lvir.Vioncie xnompson visiteu nis
fatheil Friday. ;
MrigLi. R. Connor made a short call
at Mr J. W. Thompson's Friday.,
MrJohn C. Ihompson, who is at
CampiRaritan, is down with the
measlgs. His many friends . are glad
to ! knwr that he is. getting along all
Mri'-J. VV. Thompson and iamily
spentlWednesday night with Mr. J. H.
n.!j ! ' . . . - ,
C m. Thompson made a". " business
trip to Rutherfordton, Friday. -
MrW. C. Eplee was a caller at Mr.
L. C.fjjhompson's, Friday.
"Miss Delia ihompson spent Satur
day night with Mrs. J. J. Riding.
Miss' ssarah Mcr ariand is very sick
but h?pe she will soon recover. t
Wejhave no new cases of flu in this
section. . - .
Mrjl Henry Calvert and wife were
calleri at his son's, W. H.. Calvert,
MrJimmie Kidmg is enrolled with
Mi?IL. R. Connor spent Sunday
nighty with B. C. Thompson.
Mri J. K. liidmgs was a caller at
Mr. Ji' H. Reid's, Sunday. -
Mr Andy Gibbs, of Mill Spring set
tlemlqit, is visiting relatives in . this
neighborhood this vweek.
TH4 next meeting of the Tryon
Township Poultry Association will
be - lld Saturday afternoon, March
1st, t 2 o'clock. Be on hand.
r ; AHnvitation to poultry raisers
fromjall sections of Polk county is
extervded to meet with us on that day.
These meetings are not -limited to
raisers of pure 1 bred poultry, rior to
raises of small' flocks. If you ; are
eventhinking ofjTraising cluckens you
shoull meet with us, and we will- en
deavor (to impart information of as
sistance , -
n Noble Attribute.
Nefer does the human soul appear'
- irmr find noble as when ir fore-
eoeslrevenge; and dares to forgive an
ininr E. H. Chanln.- - . .
Mr. and Mrs. F. P
Bacon. v spent
Tuesday, in Asheville.-
Miss Ruth Me. Fee went , to Knox
ville, last Sunday for the purpose of
purchasing, millinery stock.
J ames" Vernor, Jr., left Monday on
a two weeks' trip to Washington,
New York, Cleveland and other
Mrs. McCahill attended sr wedding
at Spartanburg, Wednesday. It was
an army wedding, and in which Lieut.
McCahill .Vas: the bridegroom's best
man. : . .. .;.', ',.'
It is rumored that Dan Cupid has
been very busyin Tryon of late with
the result that at least two weddings
are scheduled to transpire in the near
future. - .-.
Miss Mossie Edwards, of v Mill
Spring .Route 1, called on. the NEWS
Thursday. She was en route to
Spartanburg, where she will visit
friends. , ' - . .'-;- :." -
Mr. and Mrs. Harry A. Wilkie left
for Chicago, Wednesday. Mr. Wil
kie goes - to look after business mat-
ters, and expects to return to Tryon
The old T. T. Ballenger farm, locat- pro-ceeded along the east bank; Of the .
ed about 1 miles, from Tryon will 1 Moselle up into Lorraine territory,
be sold at public auction' next week, passing many ruined villages along
see advertisement on back page of tne way. About noontime we stop
this issue for particulars. : ped at the pretty little town of Ars-
Tnr. t;i r- wm. sur-Moselle, . scime eitrht kilometers
r n m,o a -f- 'a
ing a few days there with friends she
will proceed to -.Pittsbure. Pa., where
hov.oooA o rf; ' - '
tings of eggs of different breeds. If
you have any pure bred ;eggs for sale
why not advertise them in the NEWS
services at tne congregational i
r- ji j i I
lie worship with sermon by the pastor
at 11 a. m. , 3lormnEr topic l he
Church's Challenge to the i Soldiers,
the Navy, and the World" Our polity,
"liie upen Uooor. ' . . :
From the number 'f letters receiv-
ed at the NEWS office relating to
noultrv affairs .it is evident, that the
people of Polk county aire fully arous-
ed on this suhiectr and w ? fnllv ev-
show at Tryon next r fall, aborrfc One"
week ahead ot the county faii
Mr r. F -i?irVSPvv?nWfli vpt,
ii u. n 'iu,. ,ii u
12 and 13, and in-Tryon on March 14
and 15 to assist income- tax
with their returns: Taxpayers should
1,. k ,uu .
.n.i-. 4- 4.i
VVCll 111 J.1U.11U. SU ilO lV HO' 11 U VIC
time as', possible." The 'time .for filing
returns expires on March 15th, and is
tl-etpf ore verv hort "
Jesse Pace of, the Saluda, section
has been bound: over to the Superior
court under- a $500 : bond on ' the
charge of distilling. Sheriff Allard
Case .madejthe arrest- last Wednes-
uay . ,vy uen. ne appruacnea .. . race? s.
nomems wne gave tne signal oy nr-
mg five pistoL shots. Pace responded
to the signal but ran into'the officer's
hands. Hendersonvills News. '
A stock of wet goods was discover-
ed in a Saluda restaurant, Wednesday
by revenue officers. Thirty -gallons
of old "domestic infelicity" were
found, and the proprietors placed. un-
J i-, TT 1 - CI 1 'JJi
uer arrest, uncie oara is inaKingiunud &wunguum iur an nour, ' outlaw
decidedly uncomfortable for dispens- only a small art of t The citalcl is
ers of "pizen" now-a-days. x said to quarter 10,000 soldiers. In
Mrs. Walter Sturgis, of Orange, N. one of the galleries I. talkedto; a U.'
J., is visiting in Tryon, the guest of S." radio man rn charge ' of the wire
Mr. and Mrs. T.'H. Coggey. less station, who told me some, inter
piiiindei- esting stories- of Verdun. We found
phiaV Pa., has opened 'up a Southern
office in Asheville, N. C. This com-
pany has a very extensive trade
- rTViAii -
niimMo-ie ii-mnniifnetiive ' hnv nd
sell lumber throughout the soutliern
states. Mr. John Heilman. of Ashe -
ville N. C, is the manager for the
southern , ofHce of this company.
Baptist church; Sunday- school tat
10 o'clock; preaching at 11 o'clock, al
so 7:30 in the evening, by the pastor,
Rev. R. N. Pratt.. These evening ser
vices alternating between the Bap
tist, and the r,piscppai churches, are
iner worship in at least one church
every Sunday evening We trust
thev will anneal to-all church mem-
hora tf oil rionVMY-oic or,ri xxriin Ka
well attended. They mean much t to
the moral uplift of the community if
properly supported. A hearty wel-
corners extended to
ai to 30m , m
E. J. JONES, SUpt. I
MR. GEO. STREADWICK DEAD.
Mr. George Streadwick died at ihis
home near Tryon, Sunday at mid-
night. Mr. Streadwick was a seaman
in his younger days, but losing his
nearing quit ine sea, ana ;,. came; to
America. He lived for twenty years
I , v.
brought his family to , ; Polk - county
anoV purchased a farm, on which - he
died. He is survived by two sons
one daughter. , . :
Funeral .services were conducted by
Kev. Griffith, of the. Episcopal church,
at Columbus, N. C. where he was Bur-
led Tseside his wife, ; who died several
The Shahrs Share.
II the Shah of Persian were' to be
deprived "of his Income he would Still
H V. .V.r.4- 11.. . 1
,? one of e richest men In the world.
He .would only Jiave to-sell bis orna-
?ellts gems precious stones to
bcome possessed of about $35,000,000.
Mr. and Mrs, Henry Reich are in
Receipa of an Interesting "
Lettef From Their Son.
TRIP OVER THE BATTLE FRONT.
Lay St. Remy, France, Jan. 28 '19.
Dear Papa, Mama and .Robert: :
- A few lines to Iqt you know I am
well, and to tell you something of my -wonderful
trip through the front on :
Sunday.. Six of us made the tour in
a Ford and covered the entire sector
from Metz "to . Verdun, land over
which was waged the greatest ' con
flict in all history. Words, even of a
Homer or. Dante could not begin to
describe the desolation ; and awful
grandeur . of what we -saw. First we
went to Toul for gasoline and oil,,
thence to Pont-A-Mtfusson, . which
gave the first evidences of the terriflc '
fighting which took vplace in ' that vi- '
emity. Jbrom Font-AMousson '
from - Metz. There were few traces
of he warin, this vtrV; neighboring
towns, as they hd beenvacuated by
e Ajrcrmans without f bauie, .even
when they retired from tie Merz re-
tvnical Franeo-fiermn : wfce
we spread our lunch, and were served
wine by a delightful, voune irirl who
.i T-i w
spoKe r rench and Aierman, also some
few kilometers of Metz, but as Amer-
ican- troops were barred .from : . the
city we contented " ourselves with ex-
ploring some of the great; defences,
which were never taken.-; On onehiU
top we went .through, a mile of under-
grounnd forts and .living quarters,
containing lighting and heating sys-
tems kitchens, vaults for the dead, :
etc. From :Metz we followed the
through devastated ;re-v ;
&10ns toohTiansrandtBehce to:Etain -
n nas ueen uiteny.wipeu
changed hands eleven ' times.
Beyond Mam We stopped and explor-
its vast system of concrete trenches
j j4..'.stt - . - .
, i !; S
scarred and torn with shell holes -and
mine craters, but much of the ;. trench
I -,..1, j ..t , . .
-fZft ii iugoutrnue? '
far beneath the - surf ace. i ln lon ,.of
these Hindenburg dugouts near Etain
j picked up a helmet-which'-I have
mailed to Rhprt .m naaA iv-
dun late in the afternoon ravelin a-
across a country . devoid of .life. ; In
fact we didn't-see a dozen-soldiers, or.
civilians ' between Metz and t 'Verdun.
The roads, especially the ? German
roads were very good except in spots
that had been heavilv shelled. rPrac-
tically all roads we traveled -over
were camanaged to conceal troop
movements. . At Verdun; we visited
the citadel and "Underground ! City."
said to be the largest and strongest
in' the world We walked "through-
I 4-V.:n ;L1J . T 1 M..
thecity: itself Uninhabited and most
f the buildings snatred- It seems
b"de en omv stone was reit
1 standing upon anotner : We .'left Ver-
dun about six o clock, returning' by
JV, f St Mihicl, butwhen'we reach- ,
Tc4 " was wo uare w see mucn
cf the forts ov iniiis From- St Mi-
hiel we came back to camp through
Commercy and Void. r , :
Af f e:tionaf ely - vours, -
v. s HENRYS
MEETING OF BOARD OF TRADE
11x6 committee -appointed at a re-.
cerT meeting of citizens of Polk coun-;
Y ; aaPi ways and -means pi or
I ganizmg .& county Board of Trade is
nery Salled,to meet in ;'0lumbus,
on Monday, March 3rd, at 11; o'clock;
a'J"-. ' . . ; '" : '.'
It is hoped to have a full attend
ance -of this committee at this meet
m as some very important matters -are
to be presented for the consider-'
ation of that body. '
ADDRESS ON GROWIn
y- - ..BEEF CATTLE,
. . , .
- Mr. Sloss, ' a representative1 of the
division Of Animal ; Industry, J in
charge of Beef Cattle work. f from
vyesi ivaieign,'XN. o., win address tne
people of Polk county on the impor-
tance- and possibiHties -of growing
beef, cattle .in -Polk- county, "and will
answer any, question relative to 4 that
topic. -.-iiS-S J,
1 He will
snealr f at. . rVlnrilTt
Monday; March-3rd, at 1: o'clock p. m.
,. Every ; farmer in this countv should
Every; farmer in this countv should
make it; a point- to ' be "j present , and
hear this address.
, Delicate .Compliment by Dear Wife. 1
There Is nothing so soothing to ad
elderly registrant as to haTe his dear
wUe pat " his slippery crown s and saq . '
that he needs, a haircut tlreA&fullj.--'
Grand Rapids Press, ' .