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i i j
ent Revaluation Is for Ben-
, i 1 Governments- A
en Heal for Cities and iowns.
A. J. Maxwell.)
," last article covered the organi
se fa" evaluation of real es-
zation i , act except Spe-
The act authorized
W Zx.: r-,mi5?sionv to employ for
the lav wz. . ,,;,f
1 nvnwiinflK! tft QCQlct
? appraU of properties the value
. Eh is difficult to ascertain. This
in ap?" .ffl -u ;0 flSCe
anticipates that in so far as
h maV D- wunu -x -
, fnH nraT rn exnerts in
2Ky will be. employed with; the
g that all property of feach. bf
such classes wm J-
5U ..n,r annraised m all parts of the
State. Capitalization of enterprises
has been nanuicu ""r, r -
f ways that it furnishes m many
;LS a totally inaccurate index of
the value of the property represent
a The success of the revaluation
rlan will depend upon the thorough
ness accuracy and-fairnes with which
it is done, and it will not do to as
sess at full value the classes of prop
erty the value of which will be within
the knowledge of the assesor and -to
take a poor guess at. the value of
other properties as to the , value of
which he will have little knowledge.
. I H !An in W 1111 AJ I1M vmtih .u
The Standard or value
The standard of value is 100 per
cent, or as expressed in the act, what
the property would sell for at ordi
nary sale for cash. Forced sales,
auction sales, and sales on: "the ex
tortion plan," or the allurments , of
time prices are to be eliminated as a
matter of course. The actdoes not
anticipate that unnaturally inflated
values shall be used, even when sup
ported by some conditions of sale.
The rule is plain enough; the difficulty
is in the application: - That element
of value is in every case a matter of
sound judgment and discretion; based
upon accurate knowledge of the prop
erty. A very small percentage of
property has actually changed hands
by recent sale, and even as to this
small percentage s there is ! in every
case -room for investigation of Hthe
character and ' cori3itiovns . of. the ale
to ascertain if the price represents
actual fair value. The judgment of
well-informed men will - in ' almost
every case differ. The one thing that
will be insisted upon is that the as
sessing officer in every case, -as to
each piece of property, large or small,
get all the available facts not take
for granted, but take the trouble to
investigate and after , acquiring all
the knowledge that can reasonably
he gained in a proper way, exercise
an in telligent, conservative- judg
ment as to actual, stable value, and
then apply 100 per cent of that'judg
ment as the basis of value. . To use
any. other basis 95 or 99 per cent
would be like" knocking a chock
from behind the wheel of a car stand:
mg cn a steep incline it would set
tle right back to the old levels, with
a different rule applying, -in , each
county, and with inequality the gen-
Revaluation for Benefit of Counties
Thfe Etate. tax rate has been re
duced this year 11 2-3 cents. . The
average tax rate in the counties: in
eluding special taxes f or various local
purposes was 1.08 tier cent in 1918
In most of the larger cities in rthe
ole tne total rate is around 3 per
cent. So that about 10 per; cent of
the taxes collected in tbe counties
from Drcmertv will hp for tht nse of
the State, and less than , 5 per cent
f total taxes collected from prop
erty in the cities is for the use of
the State. The State is pursuing a
poncy oi receding from the property
ldX ana looks now definitely to
complete abandonment of the nror
rty tax for its revenue, except for
distributed back to the counties. Sq
that the chief purpose. of the revalu
ation act is to furnish a more accu
se, efficient and equitable means of
k me local neeas oi
we counties and cities of the StateJ
. hey win be the chief beneficiaries
i its success.
A Square Deal for' the Cities
ine tax burden bears , especially
JJfavy in municipalities where so
ny modern improvements have
ceen provided at public expense. It
is in the cities especially that we
. f;far the complaint thatx high tax
rates are confiscating income from
Foperty, and a very great-reduction
Clty .tax rates is essential to the
successful administration of the full
I e ..Property tax system. . The re
valuation should leave the total com
bined tax rate in the highest taxed
S m the State TiSte dose around
on!Per cent. -
, inere are three nroviirn tnat will
tior, ?!? teffective under the ' revalua
larwat.wlU be interesting particu
wn w t0he municipalities, and that
itend lower their rates.
onaroo 1 .... .
hpf 1 &LOCK lri their banksnave
.otore h&p-n j;crutA wa
vPr l r of the shareholder, where
storv llved' Now all the shares of
whero 1? e1very bank " be taxed
banV r b,ank is Seated, against the
be ;?? d .theref ore a11 the stock will
located pallty where the bank
none rntvivN.. , "'"i vi vcicy-
on Ll.mpa.mes have been distributed
W wnTliager Ail such property
ow located within a munlcipaUty
yhSFw'a Fd made its re
port Wednesday, condemning the' con
ditaon of the publia roads Sjh Pofk"
?2 k asked Solicitor
nf & i J1 naa a Ust of the nams
L StSel' "an? Mr Huffman
Vve' but. could procure
same. The J udge told him to do so
and that he, would have writs issued
for thearrest of these officials and
ascertain why the roads of the county
were aUowed to be in sch a shape.
l he time has- arrived when the peo
pie of the county ; demand better
roads. . No doubt some of the trus
tees can give the Judge ample and
sufficient reasons why the roads are
m the condition they are now in while
others will have a merry old time con
vincing Judge Long. ,
In tns connection we desire to call
the attention of the jroad treasurers
to the fact that not a single one in
Polk county has complied with the
law by publishing their reports in a
newspaper in Polk county. The law
plainly states that you SHALL do so.
What are you hesitating about? One
correpondent asks the question in
this issue and wants to know why the
reportsvhave not been published.
We hope this will be sufficient no
tice to these treasurers, and ' that no
unpleasant" steps will be necessary to
compel them v to publish their reports
in conformity with the requirements
of the law.
Mr. Wlieeler Odel visited Mr. Sid
ney McGuinn, last Saturday night. '
Wedding bells are rinirin!? in thif?
section.' Mr. Badere ADDlev ar.H Miss
Lula Haynes were married last Sat-
Mrs. Fred Wilson v visit.fH Mrs
George Price, last Sunday.
xvjssrs. u. s. uiDbs, yjill Corn and
M. N Burnett are attending court
this- week. " , '
Mrs. U. S. Gibbs visited Mrs. C. R.
Mrs. W. Wilson was the miest of
Mrs; B. Laughter, Sunday last.
, neiio, faunny View. Glad to know
you think our. name sounds good. '
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Lemon visited
the tatter's-parents, Mr. and - Mrs.
E. .L3IcGuinn. last Sundav. -
-rivir. U7 xr. vy usonr leit, lastMonoay,
ior kock mil, wnere he will spend
a tew months. -
Mr. Virgil McGuinn visited at Mr.
L. bpicers, Sunday last.
Mrs. King Stepp and Bonnie Corn
visited at U. S. Gibbs. Monday after
noon. . , .
Mrs. U. Sr Gibbs visited her mother
Mrs. N; L. Lynch, one day last week,
Miss Lola Gibbs spent Thursday
night with Mrs. Bonnie Corn.
Miss Ethel Ruff- spent Saturday night
with Miss Esther Wilson. . ' t
MILL SPRING ROUTE 2.
Mrs. Laura Searcy, of Arcadia, S.
C, visited relatives in Red Mountain
section, Saturday and Sunday.
Mis Esther Wilson spent Wednes
day with Miss -Arkansas Jackson,
near Sunny View. i
Mrs. J. H. Laughter was made hap
py when her son, King, arrived home
safe from "over there." Mr. Laugh
ter was in the 119th infantry of the
30th Division, , and participated in
some of the famous fights on the
Hindenburg line. - '
Private Ralph Jackson visited his
lister, Mrs. Zira . Smith, of' Campobel
lo, S. C, last week.
Misses Annnie Wilson and Mattie
Mhe Williams spent several hours
with Mrs. F. R. Obggin, last Sunday.
Sorry to note that Mr. Frank Jack
son is very ill .with the flu. - -
Mr. Claude Wilson was a caller in
Maple Grove section, last Sunday,
Mr. Andy Wilson, from Sandy
Plains visited . relatives on the rpute,
last week. ' - .
Private R. R. Wilson, who is witn
ncr.unation reports that
they would leave Germany-on April
12th. ' . ' , ,
Let's not forget our Sunday scriooi
at Cooper Gap. Uur - supsnntenuem,
is so faithful. : . . . V
Rev. N. L. Wright spent oaiumaj
night at W. W. Gibbs'. .
Wi D. Helton maae a uusmcoo "'i
to Tryon last Saturday.
RALLY DAY AT COLUMBUS.
ThprA will be an all-day rally held
by the Baptist church at Columbus,
next Sunday April 20th : An
esting program has-been epared
for the occasion, which ; v-
pelled to leave out on accuuni,
"?Many interesting addresses, recita
tions songs, etc., will avurg -the
program. Atnoon ;dmne
spread on tne grouiiv. rvCj
a most enjoyab time anfacipated
A ceneral invitation to come ana
brgSfilled baskets is extended
to everybody ... : t
will be" subject to the munkipatax.
Ats: vards and, terminal
facilities have heretof ore been assess
ed 'as a part of tJTVmnl
distributed -on mam.nne ,",rIW":Vr
fltrp..so that with a few sngiu,
taxes pmy vu f vft c6r
of main .line miieagc ( y""V"irtr
Under the revaluation
nextvear the value of all ja
of city or town will be subject o
municipal taxei. - " .
TRYON, N. C. FRIDAY APRIL 18; 1919:
1 OUR FRIENDS
some items. of General Interest Gathered
' - - Sectins f
Mr; V. G. Jones
Sunday with Rev. J. B. Arledse.
. Mr, Govan Constant was' in .our
community recently. - . r. . U
hisses Kena, Ula and Dosie Thomn-
son were pleasant4 callers of Miss Ab-
wit- Ai ieuge ounaay. v
mr.v Kegan , Thompson, of Virginia,
was m this section visiting friends
and relatives. - - :
Mr. George Foster has sold nart
of his farm but we have not learned
the name of the' buyer.
Miss Irene Salley . was un looking
after business interests recentlv: We
were glad to see her out again.
we are the proud possessor of six
teen thoroughbred Rhode Island Red
thickens, obtained through County
Agent Sams. ,
Mr. Wheeler Odel visited Mr
ney McGuinn, last Friday.
Messrs. bampson Smcer and Vireril
McGuinn, went to Hendersonville
last Saturday. - - V . ...
Ihe little daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Barney Wilson is staying with her
grandmother, Mrs. H. M. Ruff. ',
Mr. Claude Wilson was the cruest
of Mr. U. S. Gibbs last Sunday.'
Miss Uma Gibbs "visited Miss Leon
Burnett one, day last week.; ;
Mr. Tolbert Odel was . a caller at
Mr. M. N. Burnett's Sunday, r ;
Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Corn spent
Sunday night with't Mrs. Ellen Searcy.
Misses Thurcy and Bessie Burnett
visited Mrs. Fred Wilson, last Tues
day. - . : ' -I .-
Messrs. Sampson Spicer and Virgil
and Misses Vada Haynes ,ahd Eva
Spicer motored to Hepdersonville one
day last week. "
Misses Leon arid Mabel Burnett
visited their grandmother, Mrs. ', Whit
Wilson, one day last week.
Mr55 Zach Searcy has returned
home from Great Falls, j S. C.
r : cross keys
ers are busy turning their land and
getting ready for planting. , ,
L. D. Bridges and wife spent Satur
day with the later's parents, Mr. and
Mrs, D. P. Welborn, near Sandy
Plains. - :
Mr. Wilbur McGinnis, Miss Gladys
Smith and Miss Cantrell, "of Melvin
Hill, N. C, were seen in this vicinity
Miss Gladys Flynn and friend,
Walter Edwards, called on Miss Nora
Welborn Sunday afternoon.
Mr. Roscoe Hall also called on Miss
. 5 Nora Welborn Sunday evening ,;
, Mr. and Mrs. J. D Weaver and
children spent Sunday with Mrs.
Weaver's parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.
E. Flynn. r ! :
A Sunday school was organized at
the Sandy , Plains school 'house Sun
day morning. .
L. D. Bridges and wife called at
the home" of Mv. and Mrs. Flynn,
Sunday last. '
Dr. Head has the "spiff" under iiis
control around Greens Creek vicinity
School closed Friday. Everybody
seemed to enjoy the program given
Saturday night. The , children did
their part extra well, under the ex
cellent training, .of our faithful
teacher, Miss Dalton. r A play, en
titled "Topsy Turvy," was given by
the young boys and girls of Mill
Spring. We Were sorry we could not
accommodate the people with plenty
of room and seats, but we hope we
may be able to do so next ye"ar.
Miss Dalton accompanied... by Miss
Lethea Barber, Messrs. George Bar
ber and Robert -Foster, left for her
home at Chimney Rock Sunday af
terfnoon. After a, pleasant 'visit , and
a. 'cold , climb on the" rock, Monday
morning, the party bid farewell to
Miss Dalton and returned to their
homes ; Monday afternoon.
Miss Gladys Gibbs, Messrs. Claude
Lewis and Robert Foster spent a few
social hours with Miss . Lethea Bar
ber Saturday night. . i V
Miss Lethea Barber and Mr. Joe
Hall spent the day, Sunday, with
Mr. Hall's sister, Mrs. Ed Edwards.
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Foster and son:
Robert, went to Landrum and Spar
tanburg Sunday, returning Monday
evening. . ' ;" -: v .
There-was a debate in the Presby
terian church on Friday night of last
weeki subject, Compulsory - Military
Training. , The affiirmative; was rep
resented by Miss Clara Thompson, and
Master Ernest Thompson, of, Saluda
Seminary, and the negative by
Messrs. , Galloway and Westby, of
Brevard Institute. The judges decid
0a in favor of the negative. vn :
g erviU have made a short visit
I to their summer, home in Saluda, to
Mr and Mrs. li. ' W. iieeves. - oi
5whev will r eturn later, for the
Tho rntiaVe beloncring to u Mrs.
riora Rarbour. formerly of this
io.0; hnt-now ' a : resident of Tana
wccoa' Fla .V has been rented to Mr.
DePau. of South Carolina, ' for the
summer. ' ' , 's ; -'.r .
" iMrs. Kinlaw has aub:rented the cot
OVER; THE COUNTT
Bv Our CM-reinonrlrmti Fmm VLim
Polk County J. J, . - . ..
tage occupied by-her since February,
and has rented and , moved into one
of the Wilkes; cottages, for the sum
me'r. -" JCHK -y ':- - j-.;':
; ; Mr. and MrsV "Julian Ravenel and
little daughter are "visiting' relatives
in Savannah, Ga. x C ;
- Mrsi R.v B. Little and small son are
visiting relatives and friends "in Spar--tanburg.
Miss Louise' Lane spent Sunday in
Hendersonville with her aunt Mrs.
La Motte; - ; . '
Mr. Parler, of this place, is now in
Baltimore recovering from anopera
tion, at -Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Judge'jA; S.' Moore is now in
Saluda where he-resided for several
years, and i is stopping at 'the Caro
lina House. - r -;. v .
Mr. and Mrs. Corwith took a long
drive to Pacolet ; valley, on Sunday,
and report Vegetation ' much further
advanced than m and about Saluda.
Mrs. E.jM. Salley and Mrs,, H. P.
Locke; both had a- fair, percentage of
chicks- from their recent hatch; but
Mrs. Mark Wilson has an old hen
whose recent achievement beats the
incubator all to smash. She was set
on 20, eggs and hatched them all, and
is busy scratching for 19 at this time.
. Mrs. Walter Jones' music class en
tertained their parents and friends
last week by giving a musicale, much
enjoyea by all present.
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TRYON ROUTE 1.
Oh yes Mr. Lynn, we will second the
motion to erect a monument in mem
ory of.- the boys- who made " the su
preme sacrifice. We suggest that it
should be erected at the court house
square in Columbus, and the name of
the one wha lived nearest to the court
house to be the first on the monument
then' the next . nearest and so on ;
date and battle field on which they
gave their lives should also be added.'
Many passed on the route, Sunday,
to attend the burial ; services , of the
aged father Levi Bishop. .
Messrs. Clark - and Brannon and
families, of New Prospect; S. C,v were
gMjQtfiMiss Salue and MrP Jpmv
Carpenter. Sunday. i-Miwr',
Mr. Frank Edwards has a severe
case of inflammatory rheumatism. ,
Rev. Mr..Noblet and wife, of Chim
ney Rock, were visitors on the i Route,
recently. '' -'v'r - :'
Mr. Joe- Carpenter is in from Ten
nessee, visiting his boyhood nome.
Hoy, hoy, what has become f the
railroad prospects for this great out-of-doors;
wooded land part of : the
county ? Will we have to wait until
the smallest boy can . grow a long,
grey beard? j :
Superior Court convened t Monday,
with Judge Long presiding. Messrs.
Sol Gallert, Smith and Spainhour are
among the out of town attorneys.
Mr. Joe Hall, , who has returned
from overseas, was in. town Monday.;
Mrs.- C. D. Elliott had the misfor
tune to fall and fracture her collar
bone, last week.
Messrs. Lucian Hicks - and Dewey
Owens were visitors at Stearns High
A play will be given at tne .fctearns
Vfifrh School auditorium. Saturday
night, April 19, at 8 p. m., by the pri
mary and grammar grades. Mrs. J.
W. Jack and Mrs. T. M. jonnson,
teachers." ' ; A: '
Mrs. Elizabeth Spivey was a dinner
guest of Mu. and Mrs. J. W. -Jack,
Sunday. , , . .
Mis Lizzie Dalton. of Mill Spnng,
is visiting at the home of her uncle,
Mr. F. M. Burgess. - ,
Mr. Jasper Guffey, of Stearns nign
School is visiting his parents in Ruth.
erf ordton, this week. ; : . " '
a immoTi's Missionary union was
ore-anized at the Columbus Baptist
A. X. VUibMl W ,"r tr . . a .
.linrrh Snnriav aiternOOni. miss Axm-
. , H T " hi .
nie Aridge was elected president,
V.i.., g . . . 1 A. .
Mrs; Chas. Davenport vice presmcm,,
and Mrs. H. H. Edwards secretary
treasurer. . ' .., - c.
AT r-c Trtlvn T-fWlS : . femitn. - OI Ol
i-y o r orivwl to sDend tne
ATX X. Jm U VlUt - ' - , -
summer with her parents, Mr.
Mrs. J. W." Newman. . .
Attorney Spears, trom uaaen,
o4- tun-in crnool debated m tne
L AnUct with Saluda t and
n Te-ntntA. Fndav evening;
Lriiinii uiiii. utu"v . .
Aoril 4th: The negative woe T-"f
iCVUU iiai.-j . . . , i
,"XT.H theiive by Miss Ada
Tallant and Miss Thelma Mills.oi
rAinmKiie ! There were kuuu "6-
v.At h sides, however the de
bv the affirmative.
rm - TToTira.tives at ure
.j r-nrAn-n Johnson and
vara were wn. j i, ; offif
Mr. Ernest McMurray, n4
.a arna rpnresevted by Mr,
tX and Sir. J. K. Matthews,
Jr. The Stearns High School also
tho decision af Brevard Institute
We are very proud of the. success pi
the seniors of Stearns.
One morning theiyoungest: pupils
mAM KHfrori to sit upon a' rsovable
hpnrh tn recite : soon thert was a com
motion in the midst: of which; Edtth
wvd ner hand excitedly ana saw:
Teacher, Johnnie tipped the seal; and
I almost fell off , the class rv" t
FULL REPORT OF THE
' The grand jury completed the task
assigned , that body, made its report
to Judge Long, Wednesday, and was
The jury did its work . So well that
u compiimentea tne labor,
w mat uoay ana endorsed its action
So P 4? ?Ult- He, w?nt eYn furthe.r
that by , 'ordering tne report
opii upon tne recoraSi oi tne court
for eighteen months so that each sue-
ceeding judge mirfht be able to see it.
arid to ascertain if anything was be
ing done. to oarry out the recommen
dations of that body. He aiso order
ed a copy sent to the Board oi' County
Comrnissinoners for their informa
tion. , ' ,
We hope to be able toN secure the
Honorable Court's comments vpon the
re'port and publish same in our next
the Polk county soldiers and of course
Columbus would be the. natural selec
tion for such a monument,' but so lit-
tle care is taken of anything around
the court house grounds that he peo
ple who are willing to donate for that
purpose want to know first if V any!
care is to be taken of the monument
after it is erected. If not, then some
other site will be selected.
After the report hal been read, Mr.
A. DeVere Turner, a member from
Saluda, addressed the Court and said
Al X. ... J". 1-1 AT i-
vxiau uie jury -xeit xuiuxir umi f
proper custodian should be employed,
one who would be held responsible for
iC Fi u6 vi wxc wuxv o
ful reading of the report will be bet
ter. It follows: r . s
Report of Grand Jury.
To His Honor, B. F. Long, Judge Pre
siding: . .. , ..V; -:
General changes recommended. The
grounds about the court house build
ing should be cultivated and when the
proper time comes should be sown to
erass. and the trees witnin tne
grounds should be protected about the
roots with rocks lying close by, and
proper walks prepard leading ; txv the
court house from different directions.
We recommend ' that the county
v,oiumpus;TO ouuiin wau;rv iiw nf a A Fdwards' Sundav after-byyreamwthat-
, Edwards , Sunday after ;
lets and lavatories can be Put in the
l. t 1
DUllOingS. . vynen WUS ia uuae suiiaure
drainage can be supplied, to carry off
th 1 is Vwrtf
WhPn tliis is rinnp suitable
Wfe find that the building is jery
inadequately furnished as there is no
seating capacity m any oi tne jury
rooms or desks in any of the offices.
We .would , recommend that proper
seating capacity" be provided for , not
only the jury rooms but the court
room throughout; that the soutnriy
end of the court room be. raisd on a
platform on : either side .of of the
main aisle so that the seating in the
vai, nf n- .nr. irio tho
I lt-l rV 1 Idl 1 III lL LC1.11 LJK " 111 V T ' WHVi
rlprkr that th clerk's desk
Jo. . ....
voicoH nr at lonct hwi Cons -WThlPh
platform should extend to the east
chair and iurv box for twelve seats.
nnd twt. tViP iurv - spats should be
y.vl,t ninnrl. HAinm thio . t TYiafO
-fl-,-,v. v,.. cV.nii hA r
Tallinn. KotwAPT. ho. witness rhair and
the, str.s lpadino- tn thp. iudtrp bench
X .ivvn vwm ....,.
v ,w. -------ej , o
nn hnth cidps sind a rniliTio" in front of
. wuvu ,v. 0 -
.lie tiei r uc.
The hardware for the several doors
o,inni;ri wTiptp npppssarv! shades nro -
vided for the windows, especially in
the court room, and many lights ot boay is inviw.a u, . . - .
glass throughout the building fur-. Rev. G. G.. Oneai will fill his regu
nis"hpd - .Wp dn , not recommend lar anointment a Greens L,reext Jas-
ki.-ir... nri ih nniidincr hut ; shadps in-
1iIUVUJ vr- .-v ; w -Q
inA ' ' , ' ; .
. vH VXIU ivnci xiwx r x wvi-vAiA ...- , ,
that the hall-way be built s from v the pleasantly surprised, ; Sunday after
front door back , to the sheriff's office noon, when a party of .. old "enff
with a door into the sherifTs . office- called on them from their old home
ahd into the Board of Educaion room,
the rooms on either side, of this hall-?
way to be used as rquired m the fu
The vault rooms in the recorder s
office and in the clerks office should
be made into fire-proof rooms - by
blocking up the two large - windows
that now open "into these rooms and
strenrthenine the walls so that they
will be absolutely fire-., rocf and safe
for papers and booics. incre re
some galvanized guter j neeaea to ue
reDlaced on the main roof of the
building. . v -
We . are intormod . that tne uoun cy
nomTnissioners -ire raaxinc: arrange-
mnts to have the building painted in-
side, but if this is not done we tnmK
it should be done as early, as possioie.
. We made a visit to tne jau ana
find that the prisoners are kept on, the
third floor of the building the first and
second floors being occupiea Dy , .vne
family of the jailer; that the roof of
the building is in very bad condition it
beintr a shingle roof. .1 he ceilings
and some of the partitions down , One Polk county soldier who has
through the building , are made of just returned home, a member of the
wood and we consider very dangerous famous 30th" division,' says -the boys
with - the shingle roof in case of fire, did something over there that did not
There should be some new steps lead- meet . with the pleasure1 of General
ing out of the front porch as some- Pershing, and he sent them word that
body is liable to be injured 1 n going they were: "Not worth a . dam;
up and down these steps. We recom- wouldn't even make good trench
mend that a metal roof be put on the diggers.' But after they severed Mr.
building in place of the shingle roof, Hindenberg'sf little line General Per
and that a more sufficient : number -at. shjng relented and sent them word
cots or hammocks be provided for the that he , took it all back, and; that
prisoners, and that the jailer be re- they were about the proper soldiers,
quired to keep the place, m a more The Polk county says he never did
sanitary condatioii than we. found .it learn what raised 'General Pershing's
when we made our visit there. There ire- but that all the same "the -havn
t .. .f -lfi.i.-!ni-.Tini in
are many ugnts wj. gi.oa -o-&
. . rfafng'and 'they should be sup
to keep the building in proper or-.
We have ascertained that' he coun
ty owns ,an undivided half interest in
229 acres about one mile southeast of
the court house and that this land is
very well adapted to a county, farm,
ana we would suggest that steps be
taken' to" have this land divided so that
tho rnnnfv rri k rv
required for a" county hom:
, It is a well known fact that: the
roads all over he county are in very
bad condition and wp wmW. that
we request - that-
some steps be taken to put- them in
order or to have the proper road com
missioners informed that they aust
take steps thereon, ' . v
TM. A. PACE, Foreman Grand Jury.
Nice weather seems to be i n hand
for court week. .
I .W. Bishop and wife Posey Hen-
are in attendance at court this week.
The prospects for fruit are first
class, so far, for peaches, . apples, -plums,
pears, etc. ;
There has been little planting done
Rye and wheat look well, but there
was not enough sown.
We understand the law says that
each road treasurer in the county,'
shall make an annual settlement with :
the County Commissioners, also : that
they shall publish a report showing
where the money came from, to whom
and for what paid out. So far we
done v Why not comply with the law
and let the taxpayers know what is
done with their money? They
are certainly entitled. o this informa
tiaon, to say the least. . ..
MILL SPRING ROUTE X
The farmers of this : seecion are
very busy getting ready to plant their
Lewis Phillips, a brave young .sol-.
I dier who has recently returned from
I T7I ' ' li 1 J- n 4-
r ranee, -is suenuing several uays "
J. T. Edwards'.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Griffin, of Shel
by, visited the former's parents last
ywr 9nH.',lW White-
Mu lllu? "l ja"M: ""S
.uc,"Plft' 00vvu , ,'.
f, ' 0ol .f Mrs Rnccpll at Pea-
to give Mrs.RusselI up,' but . she's
e-one to a better place. The bereaved
family has our deepest' sympathy.
The little five months old baby of
Mr. and Mrs. Barnev , Cantrell- was .
laid xo rest, r naay, au vireeua ,
Mr. ttrastus Mcpityre- ana wixo
I sTiPTit the week-end with the formers
I T - - . .a
parents; Mr. and -Mrs. ; McEntyre, or
I ii i T7i4... Ln !i,n .afnm.
1 tniS DiaCC. jIld,SUUS llASt JUSt- liuiu-
I ed from France with the 30th Divis-
Mrs Ehas Cantrell and daughters,
Bertha and .Margaret, l of Landrum,
5Tl"Tir. MlTlfiaV in LUIS V1C1UU Jf H: -j . - S
I .-Wallapp i Jackson and Basil ; uusn
I were welcomed home from r t ranee,
I m i -lJL1 T? Z .
week. Some more ot tne JUtn jlivib-
i . . . .
I ion bOVS. , ' . "
i t 1 j i
1 J A r . V1
proving at Greens Creek, we naa
1 19.fi mitiils nresent. Sunday, against
1 84 on the preceding Sunday. uope ,
to have more Easter .Sunday. Every-
tr Sunday. Come and bring your
d I ' Af-r and Mrs. Claude Jolly were
at Greer, S. C.
"POLK" COUNTY RED CROSS
I Some months aeo the Red Cross
jhad a' gift of a piano to be sold. at
auction. It brought in eighty-four
dollars. ; a most welcome addition ,to
J the treasury. At the next 'meeting
nf the executive commitee the secre-
tary was authorized to send a letter.
i expressing , the appreciation ana
j thanks of the committee but tne gu
beintr anonvmous the secretary now;
uses these columns as the only.chan-
nei f or reaching the donor and ex-
nrpssinc this rratitude.
Mrs Lindsey asks that all children's
socks be turned m as soon as pos
sible, as Atlanta headquarters are
calling f or the knitting.
; Remember to call on the Red Cross
for any. help needed by our returned
soidiers and their families.
WHAT DID THE 30TH DO?
j swear . oy reranin.
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