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feL. XXIV NO. 52
TRYON, N. C. FRIDAY, MAY 2,1919.
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FOR THE SOLDIERS MONUMENT
Interest all over; the county appears
to have been aroused over the propo
sition of erecting a monunient to our
soldier boys in Polk county. There is
some misunderstanding as to the ob
ject. . It is the aim to build a monu
ment to all our soldier boys, not only
those who lost their lives .in Europe
but to all who donned . the --uniform
- tv POT K COUNTY. and entered the service, whether they
a J wiuu wic 1.1 ailllilK
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nTTTthe Results Ac- m?s?r."otv , .A he intent was the
- A rr- 4 BAiiit; as txiuun inev saw nvprcppc
PK" , T..,An.I,vnn
rhe T Tryon-Sa- "d iet .us not make any dif-
Roads to " wu'. ,
ocjvery Ainencan Doy wno entered
the service during the war is to be
commended, and we who were denied
tnat opportunity desire to take this
- 1 t n Til" vv 1 uau i i -j i i . i .
eg3ra ;:v , upponp y 01 snowing the boys that
or our co"n, tWe noid them in sacred remembrance.
liich it is P"-rTJfcV t,h .et every township, next Saturday.
1 ..-u-T" ll I III 11 . lit 1 La j. 1 1 j 1 vi .
ted " ;,oiiw seiect tnree delegates to attend th
n ran riiu i i in li li.u.i.i.1. v.i
r nATitinnallv. &cievy - wiree aeiegates to attend the
testion cu meeting: at Columbus, the Monday
t is the coi.miio0-;; tolIowino and perfect an organiza-
is it gomg 1? ndJ L Lvi tion that will force the movement to
wer, it you v a speedy and desired end.
Sri. S n t no- . TlT01 will hold a big public meet-
some j innmU l?g at the school house auditorium on
BpossiDi iu , - .-V;; hich ryeyemng at 8:30, and it has
tr couniy. - , , been decided to hold the township
evelopn uIT C fl Jraeeting at the same time, and thus
P'ffiL of the people
n, dul F'"-,r;, ; ; ol the township, a full attenvnc'
Ind cooperau w looked for
ti receives num c,-n . ,
I of the county. Without " this
bowerless to acwmpiiou -
nmmission has liad two meet- Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Corwith enter-
15 hpen unaoie to organise, tamed their nnumerous tripnris at. an
Lf nf AT r. Lancaster's failure I afternoon tea. on f-.hA.2SrH inst TVia
win. . -n w i , -;- ; r'r :r ,
L.f nthpp- a meeuiiK win uc i aecorations insiae tnft nouse. ajj wp
r " i. -n.r.n;no4.i'n onH 1 : 4.T i 1 r r r
or permanent uigumi.ww" as iU lue urcnaiu, were prolusion oi
hiisinpss. on i;he hrst Monday m apple blossoms, beautiful to look at.
at which time all township trus- I and a fine outlook for a good crop at
a nthprs having roaa or Dnage i harvest time. The refreshments
in 'their charge are called on to J served were delicious, as the fruit.
cpttlpment with" the county I -.vhich has made Overbrook Orchard
iionears and turn over their j famous
to the new treasurer, yet xo pe-i iviiss Jean Simpson, for a short time
jpd. y a resident of Saluda, has been spends
ifficult situation faces us tnis I ng a week here, as agent of Mrs. H.
Onlv three out of the six town Hi McKee. Miss Simpson will short-
levied any road tax -last year, ly return, to her old home in Dundee,
i t i i.u a a viim t i nc? v a. t jt a.
hueiuiy tnose uuce lyniiisiuiK) 3comuiu,,ior me summer.
have money ior . roaa. Mrs. Oehler has returned to her
m lyiy. ine Only isuuice iwi UnrYio fny concrm
commission in tne otner tnree M' -r.-ilf- ,Qa H A
iids is to warn oui me ncc m- 1 0 . , . .
I primary idea of our Wlaw is Jfr rSrrsou'f rm't ner -oaugnwr,
L a -ountv system of road and Mlgs Mary Coates, stopped on the
maintenance and construction, w :.v " J
id of the divided responsibility I Mr. Ld Schafer and family are up
he antiquated township plan, tor tne summer, and are occupying
has proved a failure every- uieir -cubage, near isseoia inn.
, and has been abandoned by all Major Powell and wife spent a few
tessive counties. days her last' week, stopping at Mrs.
h regard to the construction of Locke's. , , .
ryon-Saluda highway, and the Mr Holmes, of South Carolina,
acing of the macadam road spent the week-end at Mirs.-Locke's.
'K4?tsTbon7i Col. Slaughter and daughter went
oPX igVand oTwhich toAsheville on the for the day
bction Las been -held up on ac- . J"S-IUIC1 ...f"1
of war conditions, the special l" vwriv.
ission, which has charge of this Ihe material for a new bungalow is
for thp rrrnntv fin Hs itsplf in beinff assembled on the fine site
tosition: Thp estimate of cost chosen by. Mrs. Morrison, a few years
or this work in 1916 was about ago, on Duncan hill.
100.00. Under agreement with Thomnson & Pace hav torn awav
pi road officials, Tryon' and Sa- jsom old frame buildings, preparatory
iwnsnips were to iurnisn $io,- to the erection ot three stores ot
between them,.nd the Federal I brick, to be used, one for a garage,
pment.was to furnish $15,000.00 one for a meat market, the third not
uiaer the changed conditions vet - appropriated , .
ices, the U. S. road engineers A neVvv street has been opened be
ive supemsion of this proiect, fTo v, nmnarfir m. s;m
stm.ted the present cost of the Tn. v,r, Mr. Po ,v,i
aoout SoU.UUO.UO with an rjn a Mnf
POIial amount for hr dn-ps. if t. il. i
wpi-o k i j "j i j P1 OJ- wie town, mailing uie.summci
were to be included. This would u mu ,,v, rv,nr0.Wfi.
dcnciencv to bp made ud bv ku . . .
Zittfili If; Dr. E. M. Salley has taken a patient
Neral aid additional. With th " M "Asheyille, to be operated on for ap-
cngineer unwillinsr to permit the pendicitis. - , ;
to start till this deficiency was "Old Mr. Meeser, who has been very
up, the only solution seemed to feeble if or a' long time, passed away
get State a'id and then apply last Wednesday, and his remains were
witional Fedeial aid. Thp wri- interred at Friendship church yard.
P? just met the State Highway L, Mr.. W, H. Pace and wife and
I -y iii udieign ana laid tne daughter are spending a iew aays m
r Delore them with an applica- CharlnttP. N. C with relatives and
Which Road Are You Traveling?
"rotate aul f SH.fiOfinn which
uut-u. iris PimhpH fr. -jt
dciaiuonal Federal aid of
" hl.ch was granted. This
reject in (rood cViqo
r.11 Re started as soon as -the
n'ghwav fnmm;c,,V ;
it, at an earlv rlatP.
tuiirittr ic i.n j? a j.i
felilo r J vcr-v fortunate m oe
r.ie to secure tV. i o
1S Only a am nil :tlui
.c,iri ll'orn iAfV,;i, ot.i i
riatirm am ap-
Me for "MCldf a,u win oe
f nave t.V.o 100,,,.-, .i A
f "wuiuuce tnat next
frav o wuonucuon 01 - a
rforHt tne county toward
F- H- HOLMES Comm
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neei-s 1 r". 01 tne -105th
! Satdrdav lvumsion arrived
?e watVew?rea gd to
with t;.: TT"'-bPent Saturday
E. S KiH IyTtle Tayior.
Saw tejil11! at Mr. P. G
and Mr, t pday.
I01 Thomnsnr, u Fm,1PS and
Kpson's Spcnt L Sunday at E.
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x Saturn' -:Via Alice Wilson
son's. WJf U1t at Mr. Landrum
' ert Moore nj'.
PoJ'g.and ,Aife spent Sunday
felastfe d at Mr.; Bill
kLT Caldron .was laid to
rms to r6 irwek
Mrs. H. B. Lane is visiting relatives
in Charleston, S. C, but expects to
return to Saluda early in May. '
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MILL SPRING ROUTE 2.
Mr! Enoch Ruff is . home' on a fur
Misses Grace 'and Oma Gibbs. took
flinnpr at Mr. T. N. Wilson's, on last
Mr. "Willie B. McGuinn and sister,
Mrs. Lela Gibbs. visited ther sister.
Mrs. Lillie Melton.
Several from this section went to
Rutherfordton last Saturday, to hayd
dental work done. '
Mr! and Mrs. J. W. Pitts made a
business trip to Spartanburg, S. C,
last Saturday. "
Born to Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Gilbert,
on April22nd, a boy.
Mr. and . Mrs. F. R. Coggms spent
Saturday with Mrs. Robert Melton.
. Miss Myrtle Whiteside and littlte
sister were visitors on the route Sun
Romp onp from this section had the
misfortune to lost a bee swarm last
Mr. T. E. Bailey is very low with
Misses Mamie and Alice Wilson,
from Mill Spring Route 1, spent Sat
urday night at Mr. J. L. Jackson s.,
Mr. and Mrs." Grovcr Green '. were
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Thas F. Mills,
Sunday. ; : "rv- ' . -' . .
Look out for the mumps.' They are
on the route. :" VV "; '
Remember Mr. ' Z. T. Searcy will be
at Cooper Gap next Sunday. -'
There are two royds in life. One leads to a luagmire of noth
ingness. The other le-ds to success. Both are lined with sign posts
to show the weary traveler in which direction he is moving. But
many people go along, their eyes on the skies, on the ground, or un
seeing in dreFmla-id. never noticing that they are advancing on the
wrong highway. Do you know which rqad you are -traveling?. Here
are the sign posts. The .end of one will find you empty-handed! The
end of the other will find you with futids for a sunny opportunity
with War Savings Stamps and Liberty Bonds working for you at
over. 4 interest.
"This is on me." ' J
"One more of the same "
"Lend me five." ' , '
"Where do we go from here V
"Let's have another round.
"You can go home any time.
"Your money's no good.",
"I can't be bothered ' with
"The sky's the limit."
"I'm paying for this."
"DonH be a piker." j
"It's all ina lifetime."
"More where this came.froni.w
"Easy come, easy go."
"Eat, drink and be merry.
"What is the price of this?"
"One will do."
"The walk will do me good."
"No, thank you."
"I can't afford that."
"Give me your best price."
"I'll carry this."
"I promised my wife."
: T need the money."
"Let'me pay my share."
"I can get along without this."
'' "I'll ger it as I need it."
"Is it worth seeing?"
" "A penny is as good in my
"This is what I've gotten for
my money." - !
"I could, but there are more
necessary things to be ' taken
care of first." .
Mr. W. T. Hammett has been nurs
ing a very bad cold for several, days.
The Ballard brothers, Jay and Ear
nest, both have positions in Spartan
burg. .Jay only took about ten days'
rest after his return from 'over there'
doffed his uniform and went to Work.
Mr. West Gray, of Rutherfordton
Route 2, was a visitor in our 'town
We have not heard of anv damage
being done to fruit and gardens from
the recent cold spell. .
R. Brayan Cannon and littlte son,
Harold, of Spartanburg, ran up last
Sunday and spent the day with home
folks, returning on the evening train.
Keep the boys' monument on your
mind. Don't forget time, place, day
and date. ,
Mr.'S. F. Fowler has. purchased a
Ford. " ,
Mr. R. D. Gray left for his home
Mr. W F. Swann, representing the
Asheville Times, left for Rutherford
ton, last Monday.
Miss Emma - Hicks is visiting the
family of her brother. Mr. : G. M.
Hicks, at New Prospect, S. C.
Mrs,.Ji. j. Bennett, of Greenville.
S. C, is visiting Mr. and Mrs. D. H.
Mrs. F.' B. Bradley, of Raleiffh. N.
C, is nursing her sick father, Mr.
rage Kollms. Mrs. Bradley's servi
ces are very much appreciated by her
many relatives and friends.
there seemed to be some misunder
standing about Rev, Mr. Black's Ser
vices, last Sunday. The notice ap
peared under- Lynn correspondence.
but we didn't know anythin sr of it. It
was intended to be the anniversary of
tne 1. u. u. r ., ot this place.
ivupid bent ms bow and his arrow
went direct to the hearts of Miss Hat
tie B, Rhodes: and Mr. Kilpatrick of
cspartanourg, .and they were made
husband and wife by a few official re
marks by Rev. R, N. Pratt, in the
presence of friends at the honie of. her
uncle, Miv V. G. Rhodes, last Sunday,
at 3 p. m, . After ,the ceremony the
newly married pair departed by auto
for Spartanburg. No cards.
The Lynn community club met at
the school house last Thursday night.
Those present seemed to be very
much-interested. Mr. W. T. -Ham
mett, president ; of.- the- club-being ab
sent,- mr. w . tt Swann presided. - The
club " appointed a committee to circu
late a petition to the Secretary of
State, asking for a charter for Lynn
special school district, and to make
their report at the next meeting of
club, May 22nd, Thursday, May 8th,
was set for clean-up day of the school
grounds. It is to be hoped that the
grounds may be well set m order.
Ihe school at this place closed last
Friday nisrht. Dunne this tprm thp
school suffered from unforeseen diffi
culties. Suspension, change of teach
ers on account of sickness. While we
believe it would have been good for
the children to have had" a little clos
ing exhibition, those in - charge
tnought otherwise, so there was noth
ing done at the close except the Try
on Lodge ot the Jr.-O. U. A. M.. do
nated to the school a nice flag and
Bible. Mr. A. L, Hill, of Tryon, in
his pleasant and affable way, and in
behalf of the Jr. order, made- a
speech of donation and Mr. W. F.
Swann, of Lynn, - in his , easy and
pleasant way, and in behalf ., of the
school, made the speech of acceptance
Mr. Gray, principal, and Miss Hattie
Rhodes, his assistant, deserve, very
much credit for having the house so
nicely cleaned and decorated.
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' MELVIN HILL.
OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Statement as to Amount of Revenue
Needed to Run the Kind of School
Try oii is Entitled to. What Must
Be Done-if Voters Fail to Do Duty.
Editof Polk County News: . .
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, iast weeK there was published in
the NEWS a proposed buHwt'nf fhp
Tryon Graded School for the coming
year, m me event the? voters author
ized the tax increase. You will tint
it was .based on emnlnvi no- savpti'
teachers of the first-class. Now let
as look at an alternative budcrpf. thp
one the new board must make up in
case tne voters 00 not authorize a tax
The receipts will be
From State and county .$2,650.00
From special tax. 2,300.00
v Total... $4,950.00
brst the board would have to face
Bond interest ... ..'...$600.00
V03.1 : 75.00
Janitor .... . ...... 125.00
Insurance ........ 76.00
Borrowed money, unpaid. .... ''600.00
Colored school .100.00
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First American Flag to Enter Germany With Our Army of Occupation. ; r
-h- Victory Liberty Loan will' pay the billn r maintaining our Exped;
Sr Forces overseas.-v'dUuatratem copyrighted by .Committee , on
- public Information from Underwood & Underwood. N..Y.) . .
Mrs. Emma ; Shehan, of Clifton, is
spending some time with her mother,
Mrs. Morris, who has been sick for
Mr. and Mrs.' Ed. Johnson attended
a family reunion at the home of the
latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sump
Jackson, last Sunday. The occasion
was m honor , of Mr. and Mxs. Jack-
sons son, who had recently returned
Mrs Etta Branscom is -still
poorly in health.
It is reported that there are a' few
cases of flu around again.
Word has been received here from
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Kilpatrick who
went to Texas some time ago, that
they were intending to come back to
Melvin Hill in the near future.
Mr. Ike Kimbrell has been quite
sick for some time.
Mr. Reed and family have gone on
their long contemplated visit to their
kinspeople in Allegheny, N; C.
armers are done planting cotton in
this -vicinity. ' "
Miss Jennie Robb called on Mrs.
Morris, Sunday evening.
Mr; and Mrs. 0. R. Steadman's
baby that was sick, is much better. .
. Mr. Walter Westbrook is home
from Pomaria S. C, on account of
the illness of his -wife, who, it is re
ported, has the flu.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Burnett took
Mrs. Branscom for a car ride, Sun
day afternoon, thinking the air and
sunshine-would be benehcial to her.
. Mr. Ben Morris went to Spartan
burg, and Clifton, last Saturday. ,
Two little girlsof Melvin Hilll went
fishing , the other day, and had many
adventures. Saw six snakes, heard
mad dogs barking, r etc., and ; had it
not. been for a big brother who went
along, and who . could throw stones,
as all boys can, 'and drive away the
reptiles which by the" way were noth
ing more than black snakes and- wa
ter moccasins; these- two litttle girls
k Deducting this from receipts leaves
$3,175.00 for teachers salaries.
Principal ... ... .$1,000.00
1 teachers at $65 2,080.00
4 Total. ...$3080.00
And thus you will get -. -
'1) A cheaper and inferior principal.
( 2 ) A cheaper and inferior promary.
(3) No hi erh school teacher.
(4) Nothing in the sinking fund.
To have no high school teacher
means the work must stop at the 9th y
graae and more iamilies move away,
while Tryon would lose the best op
portunity likely to come of establish
ing ah efficient high school. To put
nothing in the sinking fund simply '
means that you are piling up the
burden that has to be met later.
Further the teachine force of fivp.
would hardly be apt to keep the at
tendance to the point necessary to se
cure $,t&u.uu irom the. county, and a,
reduction in revenue would come from
trsourcewlletJ ; -,
en, under efficient management -and -r"
cucigewc emorcement 01 attendance
law- can bring about such an increase'
in attendance that a very substantial
increase would come from the State
The two propositions have : now
been placed before you.' It is for you
Gone are the days when Tryon can
get along with a make-believe school
of three teachers at $36.00 to $40.00 '
a month, for five: months, and with
bond interest in default and an an
nual deficit. Yet that was the condi
tion four years ago. No matter what
the Tryon voters say, our law. makers
at Raleigh have said that a qualified
teacher in North Carolina shall re
ceive during the months she teaches
something like the store . clerk gets,
even tho' she earns very little the
rest of the year.
If you care nothing for the welfare
of the community, if you care not for
the growth of the town if you . can
only measure a proposition by its ef
fect on yourself in dollars and cents-
then get down your tax receipt, see
wnat your special school tax is now,
and ask yourself, "Is not a really
good public school going to be "worth
this much more to me?" and vote accordingly.
The School Finances.
In order to take the public 'into
the fullest confidence and answer the
oft-asked question, "Where does the
money sol7' I. am giving a prelim
inary financial report for the current
year, of course partly estimated both
as to receipts and expenditures. A
complete report can not be made until
the end of the year, which is June 30.
At that time a detailed report will be
published in the NEWS as required
by law. In addition to the amounts
as given below, there has been re
ceived in donations about $200.00 or
more all of which has i been or is be-
ing expended on the
grounds, but which is hot handled by
the treasurer. There has also been
donated for the sewer fund the sum
of $55.30, of which there is on hand
$29.86, with the sewer pipe to be paid
for. . . - . -,( ' ;
Receipts . . " , "
From the county ... v ...... $ .800,00
From special tax .......... 2,350.00
Expenditures ' ,
Teachers' : salaries . . . . . $2,331.00
Bond infterest .' 600.00
Janitor v .... 97.00
Coal ...... ........... 97.00
Expended on windows ...... 250.00
Other repairs ............. 25.00
Interest on borrowed money. 52.00
Probable bills payable. A . . . 150.00
Deficit.-. . ........ 502.00
Net deficit July 1, 1919. ; ... .' 90.00
Total debt July 1, 1919. ... ...$592.00
. C. P. MARRIOTT v
Everyone knows what books are.
But what Is literature? It Is the ark
on the flood. It is the light on the
candlestick. - It Is t the flower among
the leaves ; the consummation of the
plant's vitality, the crown of its beauty,
and the treasure honse of its rppc
would have heen gobbled up no doubt. Wary j rax PtIca. .--.1
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