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TRYON, N. C FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 1919.
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SHOULD BE DOING.
. . 0 nk.
County Agent bams Uiscusses
Many Problems of Interest
to Everybody, in County.
I have been -informe'l wthat .m some
VT J 1 J-t -J i;
Darts ol JNorwi cannula, traeung
agents have been offering for sale to
farmers, plans and' spectfications for
bu;uing sweet potato storags houses
and making the state.int that those
i.hins have been endorsfi.l.bj the Gov-e-.
r ment authoritie? No . plans ha?e
thp endorsement of the U. S. Govern-
ment except tne plans anu specmca-
tions set ionn in Aipvernment pune
tnns to' construct : sweet : potato stor
tp houses from an agent when the
Government offers you genuine plans
and specifications -free? .
Soldiers who volunteered for the
period of the war, and those who were
drafted into the army, and who; de
sire to become fanri laborers or do
farm labor, should make Tormal ap
plication to their officers in charge,
and the fathers of such sons should
make known to such . authorities the
need of such son at home. The, time
of year is at hand for those who de
sire to make a crop to get to work, as
soon as possible. Of course no sol
dier or father of a soldier should
make such application except where
the soldier intends to " enter the call
ing of farming as a business. I have
been informed that War Department
has agreed to release soldiers imme
diately on application . for bona fide
agricultural purposes. t ' .
Farmers, watch out for the meet
ings advertised for . your townships
tins which are iree to iarmers lor tne .,cv.wuus ue may ex-
asking. Why should any farmer bu Pned m due time. .. When poultry
,u -rirht to use Dlans and snecifica- meetings are. advertised I want every
meetings will deal with things wliich bore the attention of the farmers of
are vital to your . best interest If the county, and arnve at some defi
tiH i.Jtip enri nrWiii Bnards mte course '-of-procedarHThereaie.
Vfcr the upbuildmsthtownndleiedto can, afford. to
t refine urtiv nnf o f fttsiiin nrtraTiiT.P 1 miss these meeting's. - -
not a township organize
for the general upbuilding of the
best interests of - the .township. ; 'A
City Chamber of Commerce does its
work for city improvements -through
committees. Why not have a Town
ship Board of Trade, Chamber. , of
Commerce or, Farm Bureau, and op
erate thrbugh committees. Echo an
swers why not ? Then let the far-
mers of every township in Polk coun- I
ty meet at their respective places or
meeting as advertised by posters, and
effect such organizations. It can; be
dnnp and mnst hp donp. Tn th'pse'or- I
sranizations we must work .out a plan
for. marketing farm products as well
as Wter methods of greater produc
tion; better schools; better roads;
better social " conditions, etc. Don't
allow important work or anything
else keep you away from these "meet
Think now about the price of cot
ton next fall. You, everyone know
that a small cotton crop brings the
planter more cash . than a ' ."bumper"
crop brings. v. This has been so and
always will be so. Then why- not
plan for a smaller crop-well select
ed seed and well prepared and culti
vated land to" insure- a ; small but
cheaply made .cotton crop to go on a
lively market at a well paying price.
Then there will be time to prepare
land and plant plenty of oats wheat,
corn, Irish and sweet potatoes, -sor-shum
cane for animal feed) and hu
man food, "-vegetables fruit of all
kinds, and gardens, which will insure
the best and cheapest living, and
leave the most surplus mpney in-the
bank to your credit, at the end of the
year. . ' :
The grass and clover sowing season
is just now approaching The idea
that erraas and clover will not grow
m Polk county, I believe is welh nigh
ffone. If there remain any "Doubt
ing Thomases" r just c prepare some
some good land; just ? such land as
will grow good corn, odts and ': irish
potatoes, turnips, etc., and see wheth
er or not it will grow. Now I want
to submit a nronosition ; and do it
fvanlrlxr nU,.! Mwos onrl 1nr
ver in Polk county. If any farmer in
Polk countv desires to - grow 'grasses
and clovers on his or her premises for
either hay crops or permanent 'pas
tures, and will let-me 'select the" land
for such demonstration, and he or she
w p w m
win tollow my instructions and raj is,
after faithful effort, then I 'will ad
mit lhat if can't be .done. This' is
putting the matter 1 strong, but no
stronger than my, faithin Polk coun
ty soil, air and sunshine, rain, etc,,
necessary to make thes -things. .
Now for a wind up clause of my
remarks. I came to , Polk tounty
through the purest and most holy . de-.
" sire tt; join with the- fArn:ers , and
bubincca ren, to mak! her not one of
the best counties in the v State bi)t
THE BEST COUNTY" in the State.
I fully realize rayihability to accom
plish anything without- the coopera
tion of the people in the county as a
whole. During? the' , last year-many
farmers and business .men have jgiven
me their' undivided-interest arid: help.
But we.noi have entered ; a period
i ..11 . -1 j
man - ever hefftre- 'Jinrt- mv work thll
I year will be largely -to develop the co-
iwone iucii. iujf vy vi iv, w.is year win
be with people, in groups and crowds.
We 'will work , throueh meetiners and
not through individuals.
We have arranged for August a
campaign for. poultry house construe
tion in tbe county, and in each town
ship at least one modern hen- house
with: necessary fixtures will be built
complete. - At these demonstrations
we propose to have the. men, women
and children bring their lunches,- their
saws and hammers and have a real
social A old time house raising, and let
the man from Dr. Kaupp's Poultry
Division lead in building the house,
coop, etc., necessary to keep poultry
in good', healthy layinrr condition. -
The beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep
and Hogs will be 'dealt with along sim
ilar lines as we get ready to take up
these lines of live stock work. Pure
bred poultry is our slogan for this
year. Jfiverythmg will be fully
man, - woman and child interested; to"
come and aid in organizing forces
that will bring results. e
J. R. SAMS, County Agent.;
FARMER'S TOWNSHIP MEETING
: The farmers in every township , of
Polk county are asked to meet County
Agent, J. R; Sams, and probably oth
ers, at the following places and times
Greens Creek, Greens Creek High
School, Monday, March 10th, 1 o'clock
p m. - - j
: ; White Oak; s Mill Spring sbhopl.
house, Wednesday March 12th, jl
o'clock p m. " t ' 1-
i Cooper Gap, Sunny View school
House, Friday, March 14th, 1 o'clock
p. m. -
Tryon, Tryon High School 'building,
Monday, March 17th, 1 o'clock p. m.
Saluda, Friendship church, Wed
nesday, March 19th, 1 o'clock: p. m.
Columbus, . Court- House, Saturday
March 22nd, 2 p. m.
The purpose of these meetiners is
to take up the various questions now
I so many important thinirs to be con
ters 'Of ereat importance to the wives
and daughters of . farmers will be
"Owing to the inclemency of the
weather, Rev. Griffith failed to fill his
appointment to preach in the chapel,
last- aunuay evening.
ur. iTatt win nil his regular: ap-
pomtment next Sunday, at 7:30 p. m.
The hosiery mill has resumed op-
erations, after about 10 days break-
down. ; V -t .
Asheville Seed Co's
and field seeds at W.
riety Store, Lynn, N.
A. Cannon Va-
C. The seed
for this climate.
Miss Bertha Henderson, one of our
teachers, was compelled to give up on
account of illness of her, mother. She
left her work very reluctantly. The
patrons and children all- regretted to
see Miss Henderson go. 1
vVIiss. Hattie ; Rhodes, of Melrose,
has been employed by the, committee
to fill out Miss Henderson's school.
Don't forget next Tuesday and vote
for the special school tax. n,
The flag pole at the school house
leans half mast. A little attention
would not be out of order
Mrs P. N. Hood was called to the
bedside of her sick mother, in .Kriox
ville. Tenn., one day last week.
H. C. Rhodes, of Anderson, S. C;
was in Lynn a few days this week.
Dewitt V, Harrison Cannon, Jr., of
Spartanburg, was visiting home folks
John T. Panther has purchased him
a horse. ' John is going to try his
hand at farming. Hope he won't for
get to plant some peas beans, pota
toes, etc. , -, ; . .
COMING SCHOOL ELECTIONS
On Tuesday next there will be elec
tions held in Lynn and Sunny View
school" districts for the t purpose of
voting on the proposition of levying
additional taxes for the schools in
Our Sunny View correspondent
I nelre f Via nm' Turin tf fVta odltrr"nn t.blS
matter. We have but one opinion
and that is-that these additional taxes
l t .-mm- ij
should oe voted. Money spent ior
educational nurnoses is the best in
vestment on earth. .
School fadilities m; Polk" county are
exceedingly poor; our school terms
are too short; - teachers r are not, paid
enough. The only way to overcome
these troubles is bv additional money;
and 'the.-only, .'way to secure! this mon
ey is bv increased taxation. Our cor-
respondent intimates tnat people
without children are fighting the idea.
That is something new. Usually the
Derson who fights a proposition ; of
this kind is a man ; without any tax
. . ' ' ' . X '11 . A -!1 'if-
able property ana wun a oig iamny.
We hone these .propositions "both
carry Not to do so would be an in
dication that- Polk countv was retro
grading and not advancing.. If;: for
no other reason than v county pride
vote FOR the increased taxes.
Prevention Rather. -Than Cure.
To cure is as expensive as to pre
10SS, as wfu.
vt .-', .-. . : '-.iff- t 1 -r-
Spin Item of General Interest Gathered By Our Correspondent From Vartons
' ; ' ' . - Sctinrof Polk .County: h',-- :' V. ' ': '
The , Methodist" Aid Society gave a
Washington's birthday party on the
eve of Feb. 22nd. Mr. Corwith and
Mrs. Sweetland, pne of the teachers
at the Seminary, personating the Father-
of His Country - and his lady
wife. Refreshments ,were served,
and the evening passed in a very de
lightful manner. About twenty dol-
ars was realized from the contents of
the bags provided to hold a penny for
each year of those who attended.
JMrs. ri. JJ. Jbane has returned irom
a visit io irienas m nenaersonvine.
Mr. Lane and daughter spent last
Sunday with them, but returned ear
lierr -. .::.v , "
Mr. H. H. McKee returned to Sa
luda after two months spent in visit
ing friends in various parts of the
South. Mrsj McKee was preventd
from returning with'him by the ill
ness of her sister, in Savannah, but
will join him later, as her sister is
now better. : .i '-;--'-:
Dr. E." M. Salley took a patient to
Asheville to be treated: for rheumatism..:;:-..
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The families of Mr. Cullipher and
Mr. M. H. Pace, have been sick with
the flu, m a mild form, but are im
The money the Red Cross was try
ing to raise in Saluda last week was
for the work of the ourig -Women's
Christian Association in this country.
Mrs. Nettles haying -charge of the
drive in this county. .
The Gilbreath brothers are building
a small cottage on what is known as
Louisiana Avenue", a road leading out
towards Overbrook Orchard. -
Mr. Dan Pace has bought a cottage
formerly tbelonging( to Mr. O. B. Gar-
ren,T ana . nis xamiiv are now, . living
there. . . . . . -
Miss Mitchell has returned to Sa
luda after quite a long time spent in
visiting friends, and now stopping
Mr.- Richmond Hart and Mr. Loys
Ward are ; visitine their Darents - nut
ifTiiiipisJyiTeturn. to-their, .duties-ijj..
the? near future.
, : Mr. P. H. Bailey has. come back
from "his Northern trip, and says the
stock for the new store is now .on the
way and they expect to be ready for
business about the last of March.
; Mr. John R. ' Burgess, of ' Dayidson
College spent a few days at home
this week. s v '-.
Mrs. Laughter, of Lynn, returned
home, after an extended visit with
her daughter, .Mrs. Smith," near Co-
Mr. J. W. Newman has returned
from a visit to his son, Austin, who
has been dangerously ill at the Gov
ernment hospital, at Charleston S. C.
but is now improving. -
Mrs. Lindsey Smith and mother
spent Friday at the- home of Mrs.
John. R. Smith, near Columbus.
Messrs. Ezra Constance and Koy
West have opened a garage at Lan
drum, S. C. '
Misses Odessa Mills and Oilier- Nix
spnt the week-end at the home of
the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. N.
Rev. and Mrs. Jones, of Tryon,
were here, Sunday. Rev Jones filled
his regular appointment at the - Bap
tist church, and four , members were
received by letter.
Mr. Walker ; Arledge and family
were visitors m town, Sunday.
JMrs. McFariand spent Sunday in
Tryon. , . .' . ; ;
We had a larger attendance- at
Sunday school last Sunday than we
have had m over a year. uome on,
let's every' person in Columbus be in
Sunday school by the first of April;
Don t forget the operetta to be
given at the Stearns High School aur
ditorium, Friday- evening at 8 o'clock.
Miss Eula Jackson, of the Stearns
High School, spent the--week-end. at
The young people ' of Columbus
spent a very pleasant evening at the
home of Mr. L. L. Tallant. .on March
On account of bad wather the Polk
rnnnt.v Teachers' meetincr si&six nost-
I J I l
The Women's Betterment Associa
tion will meet at the Stearns Hieh
I . : . . - .
School, auditorium on .Friday, March
7, 1919. Every member is expected
to be present, as this is a very impor
i Mliss Nell Constance , spent the
yreek-end with her parents;
i Miss Gladys Smith returned to her
school at Melvin Hill, Sunday.
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Misses Bertha Dalton- and-; Letha
Barber arid Messrs. Jlay Edwards and
Geo. Barber attended services at Leb
anon, Sunday. . . -
- Messrs J, H. Gibbs arid - Nesbit
Walker attended the. sale at Spartan
burg Friday. x '
. .A crowd of youngsters gave. Miss
Gladys Gibbs a surprise .party, Sat
urday night. - - ,
Mrs. Walter McCurry isv visiting
her-brother, Ed. Jones.; .
Ray Walker was the guest of; Gor
don and George Gibbs, Sunday.
Misses Carrie, and Jennie Barber arid
Mabel ,Pack. were the quests
Masses ,Mollie aji& Eva Egerton,, Sun
day afternoon, ' jj ' , -
Misses Annief Lee and Gladys Gibbs
of Nacoochee l4titute, . Georgia,' ar
rived i hom lasllj I week. This- school
has closed on -account of flu. S
Choiif practick'at White Oak every
Sunday af terno at 3 o'clock.
Mr;;- Lionel Bxjsco was a. business
caller: at Coiumbus, .Saturday. r , -
MTsses.LethaJ arber , and Bertha
Dalton. spent -Thirsday nnight at Mr.
Thaddeus Barbels; -
v.- ;. rrV.o " ..
MILL" "SPRING ROUTE 1.
Rey.jE. L. Shon filled4his regu
lar appointment it Lebanon; Sunday.
Mrs Otho.om"ack v .visited., her
husband here - Saturday and Sunday,
returning to herJwork' Monday.
' Mr Bert :Edwsrds visited at Fr M.
Burgees': at Colynbus, ' Thursday "and
Friday. ' - '$ J . ..' -. ;
Mrs; Lulu" Ogl$ was!a caller at Mrs.
A. Al Edwards',rSaturday. -
Messrs. 'Tom lYomack and W. E.
Elliott made a' ip to Spartanburg,-,
Friday, , r - " . .
Mr. Dewitt Oclell is building a nev
house.- ii-i :
F. M. Burgesj and W. B.' Arledge,
of Columbus, tid - 'Frank Jackson
spent the night? it A. A. Edwards'. 1
. One nightj last week quite a -game
of music was ma$feT by'Mr.' A;;F. Cor
bin and Mr. Edwa4s, with. the banjo
and mandola. I t -
Mr A. F.Xorliin left from Route 1
Friday, and will &egin his -work at an
other icommunityi We haven't heard
where We wisii him good luck. ' '
The! farmers I are getting discour
aged. So muchl"ain they can't? get to
plow.-5;- -r - ill - - , ' .
A. ' A. Edwartas fimshed gathering
his corn last wefjsk. ' He will probably
gather two cropithis year,t
Messrs. Georc)e carber, Kay Ja
wards and Misses Letha Barber and
BerthaL Dalton Jtttended services at
Ubaaon, Sunday and, were guests of
Mcft ;M ltt a n: '-nnrMa mW'it.
1" r-. 1 - 7 '
the afternoon. t
. MILL SPRING ROUTE 2.,
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Rev. B. Jackfibn filled his regular.
appointment at tCooper Gap Sunday.
Mr. H M. Gilbert made, a business
trip to Landrumij, S. C, Friday last.
Mrs. Fred. Gthbs spent Saturday
night with her toother, Mrs. D. P
nr-..; ... .
Rev. W. R. Gareen delivered a good
sermon at Big Juevel, last Sunday.
Mrs A.' H. Lirnch and Mrs. Aden
Whiteside were;'Msitors on the route
Messrs. P. Dl. Williams " and Mc
Guimv made - a fjjasiness trip to "Spar
tanburg, s. (J., fne day -last week. .
Mr. Pink Brown left-for Tennessee
one day last wteK. nis iamny wii
"go later. -If .
Mr. F, K. Co&gm . has been very
busy for the pst week putting up
dwelling for MM. Dewitt Udell, on
Route 1. .
Miss Minnie Kuppe spent last Sun
day with Mrs. lames Bradley.
A large crowxj attended services at
Cooper Gap last Sunday. We hope
they will hold ftut after the school
election is overM j. -
lvir. ana mrsjr. ft., wggm vioncu
at Mr. A". J. Dnnsdale's, on last Sun
Some of thm boys "over there-
write back thafii&hey wish they .could
be here tovoti for tyie schooVtax to
help build up tjleir country.
Hurrah for feood schools and good
roads.'.. - 'ill '
Rev. N L. -Wright will i be at
Cooper Gap onmext Sunday,., at 6
o'clock p. m. Mope, to have a large
Mr. J. C. Whiteside, of Peandge,
mat'e a splendid, speecn at tne suiuui
house, tjatui da afternoon, on school
alaiis. ComeiJjL.am. -
Mr. Frank. Millls lelt last week,v for
an indefinite stuy.
Mr. Aden .Crreen was. a caller at
Sunnv View. Saturday evening. :
Mr. J. R. Sums will be at Sunny
ViVw March Uth. at 1 o'lock. We
hope all f armors : will be , present
Let Mr. Sams know you are interest
ed in farrriinii
v Private Badge Haynes, of Camp
Lee, Va.,' haslbeen , ho.nora'bly dis
charged, and i?visiting relatives here.
Several from . here attended tne
birthday par -atMr. J. H. Gibbs'
and report a Splendid time.'
Mr. Willie Mills has returned nome
from Valley Flls, S. C.
Misses ijonjano uia juaugnter ie
turned home 'from Great 'Falls, - S. C.
Miss Lizzie Williams was the Pleas
ant guest of Miss Annie Wilson, , Sun
Mr. Jamel Bright, of Ellenboro,
f oUa liUfHroe in this, sertion
1 o ct urodlr
Mr. T. P. Bybwn is visiting in Mor-
Sheriff Fraj-kf Jadfson was in this
section 'a fkw j days ago.
. Private &rThenTL... Wilson who is
with" the arml of occupation,' in Ger
many reDorts?he will sail for the
States. in Aprih 'Let's give the boys
a warm welcome.
Last Saturday was the last day for
reeristerinfr: 1' We hope that" each
one will decidai and vote for the spec
of school tajthen our district will
account of a few cents
want, good teachers and ; good schools,
and we don't . thank the - man. who
hasn't any: children v to - work against
our school. Mt Editor what do you
think of this? , ' , -".
MrL- B. McGraw made a business
trip to Spartanburg, last week, '
. Mr. Martin "McGraw is very ; ill. at
present ; sufFdring . with asthma. Hope
he will soon recover. , ,
Rev Charles Walker ; filled his ap
pointment at Bright's Creek last Sun
day. Mrs. L. B. McGraw. and children
spent Sunday night with f Mrs. Mc
Graw. Sorry ,to say; Mrs. McGraw is
very feeble - - ; E
Mr. H. H. McCram has gone on a
business trip to . Spartanburg. :-
Mr. Isaac Arledge and wife, of
Silver Creek, -visited Mr. McMurray,
his father-in-law last week.
Misses Mollie :; Dalton . and Ruth
Green, of Brevard v school, ... visited
home folks last week, " returning
Miss Iva Gosnell has returned home
after a :vTsit of several weeks ' with
relatives ' -
The little three months old child of
Mr. and Mrs. Beed'i-vrse died Mon
day of pneumonia, -and was buried at
the Byrse cemetery, Tuesday. .
Mr. and Mrs..E.B."-Edwards ,and
family visited at: Mr. J. -B. Dalton's;
Sunday. . -; -
Mrs. J. T, Waldrop spent, Monday
with Mrs. J. T., Green.-.-'-'
Grover--Thompson spent Saturday
night with his' brother, .Jolmie
Thompson. : " . ' "
Mrs. John Foy spent Sunday - with
her son,-Harley Foy.- . ' - - '
, f 0 ,v -.
- : SILVER QREEK. : ,
Mr. E.;B. Buckner and family have
moved to the J.. S. Hill farm near Sil
ver Creek. - r . - ; ' -
Mr C." R. .-Bradley has received his
discharge and is now at home. ; 1 "; ;
..Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Spla'wn and
baby, Jesse, Jr., were guests at H.?P,
Arle'dge's last -week." " : - " T
.cvMj andllrs J.:;R.- Williams were;
Whrtney WiSams returSoH
wmtney vv imams, returned i
home from New "Jersey, where he has
been m camp several months. s.!.- ' s
Mr. Frank Green spent last week'
end at Warrior Mountain.
' Mrs" Horace Arledge was the guest
of Mrs. Charity Williams, last week
Mr.' Dave Thompson is very ill at
Miss Arkansas Arledge, of Stearns
High School, spent Sunday with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs, E. A. Arledge
Mr. Charley Edwards is visiting
-M,sssrs. Jeter Bradley and Harley
Arledgg attended church at Brights
Creek, last Sunday. f
Mr. Joe Jackson, was happily mar
ried on last Monday, to Miss Laura
Mitchell, of Rutherford county. ;
Mr. N-. E - Shehan and family are
recovering from' a wholesale attack
There was a surprise wedding at
Mr. D. M. Houser's Sunday, when Mr.
Andrew Cole, one of Uncle Sam's
erstwhile soldiers, and Miss Bostic,
were quietly married.
It is to be hoped, that our farmers
will attend the organization meeting
at Green's Creek High School, next
Monday. It is a case of "United we
Rev. R. N. Hunter and little son are
The outstanding ieature 01 lhings
As They Are" in our part of the
county: is Mud. Homekeeping hearts
are most sensible, if , not ' happiest and
home keeping cares find prudence far
the better part of valor.; - 'i '
Our community was " shocked - and
sadderied, Tuesday morning, by.-: the
death- of Mrs. Hunter, wife , of the
principal of Hillcrest Institute. - Mtrs.
Hunter Tiad, been sick only a few days.
he same old "fetory, pneumonia after
Mr. Hunter and his little son are
very 11 -?now.v Mrs.' Hunter's !body
was taken' to Charlotte for burial.
She was a lovely woman and was al
ready well loved here, though she ; had
come to us late m December.
Did I enclose too much news 1 last
week and it burst and lost out on the
way ; 1 nptiee tnat it aia not; reucn
the readers of the NEWS.
James Jones and wife, of Upward,
risited the latter's brother, T. E.
Pace, last week. . -
v Mrs. "Martha Jones, of Lynn, visit
ed "relatives ad friends hefe.
B. F. Pace visited his brother, T. E.
Pace, last wek. - v . '
Two earthquake shocks ' were - felt
here Thursday night. - '
Govan Constant 'is moving to the
Bunyan Bradley place. : '
The Western North Carolina Times
informs us, that Malcolm Hyder and
Lafayette ' Stepp who live just-over
Hhe Polk county line, near here, met
last Wednesday night somewhere in
the Hunerv' section and eot into an
affray, and Hyder shot Stepp three
times in the necksTiduldet and in the
foot. Hvder had not' been taken. 7
T. E. Pace has been on the sick list
with flu and complications for about
three weeks, and has been - - very ' ill,
but is now much better, we. hope, is
out of dangr. - . . v; - ' - : -
be permanent. : Don't stand
An, Expert Predicts Bright fFu
..ture For Us in That line of
Successful . Farming,'
COMING CATTLE COUNTRY.
to the, terrible conditions" of
is the .crowd at Columbus.
Monday last to hear Mr. Sloss deliver
his talk on Beef Cattle was small, but -what
it lacked inv numbers it sure
made up in - enthusiasm and some- real .
tangible results -were to be seen. -, ' '
Mr., Sloss V; soon demonstrated to-:
those -present that , he knew what he ,
was talking iaboutTandt imparted
much valuable ; informatinn. He dwelt ,
along the lines of rWThat was 'necessary v
to build up a" good herd' of beef cattle,
and how to do it; explained the dan-
gers of ; cross breeding beef ; type 1 of
Lcattle with a dairy type;, told of what'
breeds were : best adapted to; - Polk
county. Also told, our : farmers that ;
they were not yet ready for cattle
and , would not be 4 until Tthey first es
tablished a " sufficiency of pasturage;
but ' also reminded them how . easily
that could be, done in Polk county. 'A
practical demonstration' of r; that fact
was kept before them by, big bunches ' ;
01 nne grasses taken from. -fields. ; in.
Polk county. At the closeof the, talk '
several farmers gave Mr. ; Sams or-'
ders for grass- seedr thus showmg that ,
the long and earnest, labors of Mr.
bams in that direction : were srome-to
bear : f ruit., Quite anumber reported .
that they were" going to ' put in : pas- ; .
tures this year. - . -
-We had the pleasure of an extend
ed conversation; with . Mr. . Sloss t after
he: arrived in Tryon on, his way to
Asheville, and. found r him veiy en
thusiastic over the outlook of ""this
section as a future cattle v country,
said ne : "Mr.. Copeland, the day is
not far distant when you will see at- .
tie, buyers, from the. North and .West
coming into Polk ' county 1 after; ..car v
loads of. cattle, and what is best,Hhey, ;
will be-able to secure them here. If :
there ;everi was a 4 section of ' country '
owatdTtthe rafslft Idf puf e; bred
. tirofitahU rattle -t.m 'Pnllrnnn.
and profitable cattle,: it is Polk coun
ty., You have the vater,Hhe'climate,
and can easily have the very finest of
pastures. .All that is needed is" the , ' ' -'
pasturage. I want1 you to plead -with 1 . ' :V '
the farmers of Polk countjr. td refrain 1 '
from making the mistakes s that so " '- ' .
many farmers make when '' they :- go-1
into cattle raising by crossing breeds .
For Polk- county what is needed and ; ' -1 v
what will thrive, is the v shore' 'horn" '
breed. I do not ask, nor would it be - - -, J.
advisable for your farmers to . dispose1 '- .s. .-
of heir few cows they now" own?4 but
buy a good pure bred bull' and pro- ; .
ceed to raise standard bred 'animals
first. The pure bred will 'follow;' But '
abote all, things do not cross beef ;and
dairy breeds, tsy the way, - do ,: you
know there ' is no such ' thing as -
thoroughbred" cattle? That is an'
English word and applies. -only to a
breed of horses m England known as
thoroughbreds. In; referring "o" cat- )'
tie or arty n other, animal the term
"pure bred" and not "thordughbred" '
should be -sued. So . thoroughly do I !;
believe in this section that I am going'
to buy a farm" and locate I' one 'who :
thoroughly knows : his ' business,' on
that- farm, and proceed to raise ' pure
bred ; cattle, r Your - 'people1-'; will yet
awake to the realization of the nat- '
ural advantages possessed by your -county
for the raising 1 of. pure bred
' Aunt' Lizer Jackson, as she was
called, died; last week. x She- lived by
herself and was found dead- on the ;
floor. She -was 80 years of age and ,
was born and lived on the same place
all her life. 1 She leaves only v a . few.
grandchildren and many friends to.
mourn her loss. x
: Now about tjh county home; We
are inf ormed'-that the-? county- 'owns
land, near Columbus for that: purpose.
Is-it-so ? If it is;- then ; building a
home for our unfortunate ones would
not-cost so much. "Let's have " the
home. - ' " . ,
Herbert Pace and wife -visited the
latter's father, T. E. Pace, one: day
week. - -' .
SALE C(F MRS' CORWIN'S PR0P-
ERTY '" . -V
: 4 ' j . f.. J . f '; :.
Owing to threatening - weather andt's
the wretched condition of our-public4 '
roads; the sale of Mrsv Corwin'g farm. -property,'
last ' Monday, ; at v auction,
was not as largely attended as itv .
would otherwise have been.
The land was divided into six tracts
and sold as -follows: : "
Tract No. 21 acres, to s J. . -W.
Edwards at $79.00 per acre.
J'.-Tract No. 2, 19 acres to Wrght
Rollins at $149.00 per acre. . '.
Tract No. 3, 33 acres, to Wm. Wii-'
son, -at $180.00. per acre. . u -
Tract No. 4; 18 acres, to J. Caritrell
and C. Ballenger at $151.00 per
acre." :'' " - : : . v-
Tract No 5 34 acres, to Wni. Wil
son, at $86.00 per acre.' - -r-". . : ri: ;
-There being no bid on tract No. 45 V!
it was not sold. - '. f - . -- ..
; . J -hi
In tht east, as a general rtile, Tcrfcs
wear yellow slippers, Araciiza
and Zeiv9 blue .' ; - ',7 ,