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POLK COUNTY NEWS, TRYON, NORTH CAROLINA
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IK PUBLIC SCHOOL
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Importance .of-the matter
BROUGHT SQUARELY UP, TO
THE SUMMER SCHOOLS.
ME Jl THREE FOLD PURPOSE
ek.hu.lt IUavaj VAItU VA.
i.ii.c Mary onui""! ,ui iiai
Loan Organization of Fifth Federal
Reserve District Now on Tour.
Dr. E. C. Brooks, superintendent of
public instruction, is calling attention
Uf the directors oi state ana county
Inmmfcr schools of North Carolina to
the Thrift campaign in the public
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, i Ka nv nrnmnrfin nv rna no.
fional government, setters going out
from his office emphasize the purpose
as threefold: to give tne cnna a broad
understanding of the specific facts
nd underlying principles or thrift;
to train the child in habits f conser
vation and wise use or all of hi3 re-
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sources; to create uiruugu me acnoois
a public sentiment in favor of thrift
and economy. f
Miss Mary Shotwell, now with the
war Loan Organization of the Fifth
Inderal Reserve District, in the work
pneourasring thrift through the
schools is now on a tour or the sum
mer schools of North Carolina. She
has already had concrete examples of
how the thrift idea can make Itself
Tar Heels uet uipiomas.
Fifteen North Carolinians were in
cluded in the list of graduates "of the
Medical College of Virginia, who v re
ceived diplomas at the Academy . of
Music, Richmond, Va. Seven gradu
medicine as follows: John
Grady Booe, Cana; Robert Hull Court
nev, Lenoir: Amos Carson Duncan,
land; Frank Leonard Ray, Wake For
est; Willard Mild Strickland, . Wen
dell. Dental graduates were: Victor
E"os Bell. Wakefield; Rudolph Burn!,
Snow Hill; Mathew Fiitrell, Conway;
Irby Howard Hall, Zebulon; William
Henry Lewis, Jr., Atkinson; Ernest
"Fredericks Pone. Coates : Ollie" Lee
PresnelL Asheboro; Thomas Avery
It was announced that Charles Lee
Nance, of Peachland, N. C.,' and Wil-
liamClvde Oates, of Grover. N. C, will
Teceive diplomas from the North Caro
lina Medical College. They have been
transferred to this city to complete
their work. , . . - " '
Of 93 But Eight Survive.
Major W. A. Graham, commissioner
of agriculture has been digging into
the past again. Apropos of alumni
day at the State University Major
Graham brought out an old autograph!
The major was a member of the
class of '60 until 1859, when he went
north to finish at Princeton. He has
always kept up with his. former class
There were 93 in the-jClass, he said,
32 being from other States. Of the
entire number, 92 entered the Confed
erate armies. Of that group, 31 were
killed or died from wounds received
Eight of the number are still .living,
by Major Graham's record. They are
Captain S. B. Alexander, Charlotte; R.
E. Bullock. Vance county ; C. E. Gray,
Raleigh; C. H. HeighE. J. Hale and
O. W. Pearce, Fayetteville; S. E. Gay,
Mississippi; E. S. Martin, Wilming
ton, and John H. Thorpe, Rocky
Banks Show Great Gains.
A net gain In resources of $41,736,-
077 is shown in" the summary of the
condition of State banks in North Car
olina for the past year in a statement
issued by the corporation commission.
The total resources amount to' $194,-
592,602. The. summary 'shows that de
posits subject to check increased $16,-
506,481; time certificates of deposit
$5,617,041; savings deposits $3,861,878.
The summary' shows deposits subject
to check amounting to $78,975,256;
savings deposits $30,261,031; time'
certificates of deposit $20,058,400. .The
total capital stock is $13,362,279, an
increase of $555,646.
Overman Park Amendment.
Senator Overman has secured the
adoption by the Senate of his amend
ment to the agricultural appropriation
till for the allotment of $2,000,000 to
continue the purchase of land for the.
Appalachian Park of Western North
Carolina. The measure insures the
continuance of the policy to perpetu
ate and develon the immense wood-
iand domains of Buncombe, Mitchell
and other . western North Carolina
counties, whose wealth of timber; and
resources invites government support
aaa designation. '
Mope Recent Casualties. v
Washington (Special) .Names of
North Carolinians in' the latest cas
ualty list of the American Expedition
ary forces are: . v
.Private Luther Dalton, Statesville;
flled from accident.
- Private Lott G. Underwood, Jones
Yille wounded severely. .
Sergeant William James ,Croomr
WlUard, wounded slightly,.: :
In the "current casualties" Bulger
James Rudd, of Reidsville, is reported
3 having died of accident, or other
Farmers Buy Northern Hay.-
Says a recent news service bulletin
issued at Cornell University, in New
York State, "New York has found a
strong demand for ha in the South
Recently a company has' sold in the
following-cities: - New Bern. N. C.. i.
vonia, Ga.,4. and Rocky - Mount, N, ; C.
utner shipments have also been made
to other points."
The prices realized on the hay rane-
ed from $27.60 to $33 a ton."
Now, isn't this a pretty how-to-do?
asks the extension service workers nf
the State College and Department of'
Agriculture. New York' farmers are
selling hay in North Carolina, realiz-
mg a. ton 10 tnemselves, with one
of the shortest growing seasons of the
United States. North Carolina, a nat
ural grass country and with an all-the-
year-round growing season, payinr
New York farmers $33 a ton for hay,
when It Is one of the easiest grown
and easiest handled crops that the
An economic study of the hay situa
tion in North Carolina reveals the fact
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T we increased our acreage
durine last yean by 160.0Q0
o-ico, uic acreage ior j.a was only
590,000. On this area, 684,000 tons
were produced, worthaccording to a
recent study of this subject, $14,364,-
000, ; In spite, however, - of this in
creased acreage, this known value of
the hay crop, farmers from all sec
tions of the State import hay by the
It is true, say the extension work
ers, that good cold cash can be realis
ed on cotton and tobacco, but what is
the use of spending this cash for food
and feedstuff s grown out of the State,
when these can be produced abundant-
ly wunin xne state, as. Dr. Knapp
has said, "the State should first buy a
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ticket for home before plunging on the
cotton and tobacco gamble.'
North Carolina Casualties.
Washington (Special). Names of
North Carolinians in the latest . cas
ualty list of the American expedition
ary forces are: ,,
Severely Wounded (Lieut W. V.
Bowman, Hickory; Privates W. E. Bry-
son, Balsom; O. . R Holder, - High
Point; Charles Watson, Triplett; Ju-
lien Wood, Jr., Edenton; Jefferson
Pone, St Paul; Jos. Burton, Hender
son; iW. E. Poindexter,. East Bend; A.
L. Dixon, Haw River; J. L. S. Roark,
Grover: Wiley Williams Wake For
est; M. G, Woodhouse, ,Grandy; Jav
Barnes, Aurelian Springs; Edgar L.
Wood, Thomasville; J. W. Smith, Ra
leigh; Mack Woodie, Piney Creek.-
Slightly Wounded E. P. Tolar, Fay-
etteville; C. B. Teague, Granite Falls;
G. H. Fuquay, Randleman; A. L. Shue,
Charlotte,; J. W. Morton, Wilmington;
W. W. Pollock, Trenton : C. A. Watts,
Tobaccoville; E. D. Hale, wmton; w.
G. Hi)llingsworth, Mount Airy; R. L.
Wetherington, Kinston; C. E. Bray,
Morritt; Jesse Wood, LaGrange; Day
ton Roberson, Frosty; J. B. Mintum,
Died of Disease Claude H. Davis,
Afer One Million Dollars.
North Carolina soon will be almost
$1,000,000 richer if the State Tax Com
mission succeeeds in collecting this
amount as inheritance tax from the
Reynolds estate" in .Winston-Salem. Ac
cording to figures submitted by the
manaeement of the estate the Tax
Commission is assured of about $750,-
000 from the .heirs of the Winston-Sa
lem magnate. .The commission, how
ever, through' special, agents, is work
ins- with & view of Retting a million
dollars in taxes.
The Reynolds estate is valued at
$15,000,000 , in the financial statement
to the Tax Commission. The commis
eion thmks the-estate is worth more
than the stated value. Special agents
and the attorney of 4he inheritance tax
division now are working on the prob-
Wm of ascertaining the true value of
Manv New Nurse.
Mintv-six nurses, graduating by
hosoital training schools of North Car
olina, successfully stood examinations
at Ralelrti. May 26, 27 and 28, before
the State board of examiners, one
hundred and five nurses took the ex-
a initiation's. t
Miafl Posa McOorkle. of Alexis, N.
n ruinate of Watts hospital, of Dur-
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,Qtri mad the highest average, my
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ner cent it WS Stated. MISS urusyia
vnunK of -Bessemer jiiy, grauuw w.
r-larftnce Barker Memorial hospital, Oi
-ftjroitimnrA Md.. was secona.
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ii M..P.Ina Course.:
.0h,onts were completed at
cfoto rnilPe Summer School for
. c i-ifisson', course in
l - snmmer School
and tne nrimes. president of
wooing r-hanter of the Re4 Cross
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. ry narhAA rnairman oi
ATI I IVI T-? t. XJ. JUV w-wwF
. j fmant nf home nursing, pre
XUB Uai" . . . .th.
j vA -nioTia iierreea uuon, w6Dtu
a T,iril or mdVe students, at the
school have declared tneir inwnuuu-
of taking the course.
nw President of University.
H W. Chase, chairman or rae
faculty of the University since the
riAstti nf Dr. N. H. SUcy, was elected
president of the University or worm ring address to the Confederate vet
Z. Chanel HiH, to succeed erans, veterans, of the Spanish-Ameri-Carolina,
at CnaPJ -u. ffnB. ... r .ntnmod soldlm -from
Ka Imtm TVr.
V K . urtUlBlU.
u.a M session since, noon,
;7r recess for dinner and
presiaency tu on him and
as ine ..m-unanimQus.
BOUGHT BY; BANK
EXPECTED rTO BE
A "GREAT SUCCESS. , ' . '
MILKERS AND STOCK BULLS
This With Other Projected Purchases
Will Greatly Relieve the Present
Shortage In Milk. Supply.
Wilmington.- The People's -Savines
Bank of this city has financed a car.
load of blooded Guernsey cows for ani graaa secretary. His duties will
farmers in the Castle Hayne section be to vlsit among lodges and drill de
of the county, following ; the financing gree 8taffa. to instruct in the secret
or a pig club in the county by the
w nmmgton Savings & Trust Com
pany. The latter venture turned out
to be an amazing success, financially
and otherwise, and the People's Bank
scheme pormises not only improved
dairy cattle, but increased milk sup
ply, which is badly heeded here. Both
ventures were handled through the
iarm extension service under direc
tion of County Agent J. P. Herring
New Dances Dubbed Immoral.
Asneyuie. Charging that dances
which are being done by the dancing
set of the city are absolutely disgust
ing, Immoral and dreadful," a com
mittee or women, . representing the
city federation of women's clubs and
headed by the president and other of-
ncers oi mat organization, appeared
before the city commissioners and
asked that such dances be stopped.
i he ladies charge that at one df
the hotels of the citv a crowd nf
dancers was put out . of the hotel be
cause of the way in which they danced
and that they went to a public dance
nan immediately after and danced for
several . hours. They state that thev
have heard many "dreadful things
about the dances and ask the commis
sioners to make li investigation at
Hosiery Mill It Burned.
uunington. Many people were
aroused from their slumbers, when
lightning struck the Sellers' hosiery
mill, located near the business center
of this place, durine an electrical
storm. The big brick building is al
most a complete loss, the damage
amounting to between $30,000 and
$40,000, which is only partially cover
ed by Insurance. The machinery is
badly damaged and it is doubtful if it
can be salvaged.
! Owing to the electrjeal storm, the
lighting plant was put out, of commis
sion and in the darkness it was diffi
cult to fight the fire.
Hospital at High Point
High. Point A real estate deal has
been consummated which assures the
erection , of a modern hospital in this
city within a very short, time. The
real estate in question, on which the
new Institution will be constructed, Is
situated in the heart of the city, lying
adjaoent to the Greensboro road. The
consideration involved has not been
Profit-Sharing Plan Proposed.
Winston-Salem. Representatives of
the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company,
at a meeting of 500 foremen, outlined
the preliminary details of a profit-
sharing plan which the company ex
pects shortly to put In effect It is
expected the plan when fully matured
will, materially increase the earnings
of the company's employes.
1 Compensation In Europe.
Kinston. -Even being left in Europe
when most , of the '.'fellows" have re
turned home has its compensations,
according to McDaniel Lewis, first
lieutenant In the 11th Infantry, who
writes friends here that many of the
Sammies overseas are taking -advan
tage of the relaxed restrictions on
travel to tour such parts of the conti-
nent as they can
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areas are peing uioeu, ana urusseis
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seems io naro succecaea x-ans as me
musi "' s
xiowever, i went oj x-ans
M A . f A.I at
Asheville. On July 7, 8 and ,9 at
Grove Park Inn the seventeenth an
nual convention of the Southern News-
paper Publishers' Association 1 will
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tlnuing for one day, the Southern di
vision of the Associated Press, execu
tive board of A. A. A. A., southern
council A. A .A. A., and Southeastern
A .nr(l.(.r A .Cm to A...1onn- WH1
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i uum wuivumwu. v-
one or more days. of. the time occupied
by the S. N. P. convention.
Southport Honors Veterans.
Southport. -Before one of the larg
est crowds that ever, assembled in
Brunswick county, Lieutenant Gover
nor O. Max Gardner delivered a stir-
i " .
. mm a a
the WOrio war., ma aaaress was
strong one and. appealed to the crowd,
ludging from the applause during and
after the address.
tn the - afternoon , State Councilor
Woodus JCeUum delivered an address
and the first flag unfurling took place.
ODD FELLOWS CENTENNIAL
Two, Concert Classes From the Home
at Goldsboro Now. on Tjieir An- f
I nual Tour : of the -State, d ;
Charlotte. At the recent session of
the Grand Lodge of the Independent
Order of Odd Fellows in North Caro
lina; which was held in the city of
Asheville May 20-22 the following of
ficers werejelected: Grand master, C.
u. JMCMichael, Wentworth; deputy
grand , masUr, D. H; TillitC Camden;
grand warden, L. W. Moore, Wilming
ton; grand secretary, John D. Berry,
Raleigh ; grand treasurer, Wm. L.
The grand master and grand secre
tary were authorized to employ a man
for all of his time in field work among
the subordinate ledges of this State.
This officer is to be known as assist
wur-'aiia " stimulate interest among
the. members, so as to inr.rp.ftfin th
membership during this year which
marks the centennial of Odd Fellow
ship in America. The annointment of
this officer will be announced within
the next few days. .
In order to appropriately commemo-
,rate the centennial of American Odd
Fellowship' the Grand Lodge author
ized the launching of the centennial
movement, and directed the grand
master to appoint some proficient
member of the order as general chair
man of the centennial movement who
shall serve without pay and shall se
lect his aids and assistants to' act in
conjunction with the grand master
andj4he grand secretary, in directing
such campaigns as they see fit for re;
vlving interest in the order, enlarging
its membership, strengthening its
finances and supporting its institu
tions. Hon. M. L. Shimnan. oast erand
master, has been selected as general
chairman and the centennial move
ment will be actively launched within
the next few days.
The 1920 session of the ClnmA
Lodge will be held in ftftnia Mav
i . . v.& a. w AO vAyvb'iu uui vv ill
a great revival of. activity in Odd Fel
lowship in the vicinity of Charlotte
and Gastonia with , an increase In
membership in this section during the
Two concert classes from the Odd
Felloes Home at Goldsboro have be
gun their annual tours. ' They are pre
senting a very attractive program this
season and it is expected that they
will realize the net sum of $20,000 for
the support of that institution.
At the last regular meeting of the
board of trustees of the Orphan Home
25. new children were admitted.
Opens Up Goat Parm.
Albemarle. It seems that Stanly
county citizens are not yet content
with the already diversified Industries
of the county. Not content with splen
did cotton mills, with the only alumi
num manufacturing plant in the "South
and one of the .largest in the world,
and with a reputation for growing the
heaviest wheat in the world, one citi
zen now comes along and starts what
he rightly calls a goat industry.
This , enterprising citizen is J. " D.
Johnson, of Misenheimer, in the
northern part of the county. Mr.
Johnson -is already a farmer, and lum
ber dealer and for pastime he has de
cided to start the goat industry.
Making a start with 125 of the goat
tribe, Mr. Johnson says that he ex
pects to increase this number as rapid
ly as he can find people who nave
goats to sell. Already a pasture of
100 acres has been enclosed with a
wire fence and this pasture is amply
sufficient for more than 200 of the
goat kind. -"
But raising, goats is only half the
proposition. The 100-acre pasture has
just .been cleared of timber and wood,
and "immediately the weeds, grass and
young sprouts snring up, it' is Mr.
Gfat's business to keep this .growth
eaten down until the stumps decay,
when the land is ready for farming
and another pasture must be prepared.
l Mills Reduce Working Hours.
Fayetteville. A decrease in work
ing hours from 66 to 55 per week was
announced by officials of the Cumber
land County Cotton Manufacturing As
sociation here. The operatives of the
mills belonging to the association will
be paid for the 55 hours work on a 60-
Music at Reidsville.
Reidsville. Military band: or no
military band, plenty of good band
music will be heard at the 4th of July
celebration in Reidsville. While the
entertainment committee is waiting
for developments in the question of a
military band, they are leaving, noth
ing undone to have lots of music here
that day. , yhe Draper, band, 30 strong,
and chesty : tooters. too, will be on
hand, and the colored band will see
to it that there is , an abundance of
rag-time. Probably other bands and
orchestras will be secured.
Half Crop of Potatoes. '
v Beaufort.- Potato digging is in full
swing here now and several carloads
leave here every day for the northern
markets. Digging began about two
weeks ago but did not reach its maxi
mum until this week. So 'far some
eight or ten thousand barrels have
been shipped from .this point and
there will probably ; be ten or fifteen
thousand more to follow, i The cror
this year will not turn out more thar t
half as, much as last year crop-which
was nearly . 50,000 barrels. Prices,
however, are much better. .
A Few Hints' for Laundering. ,
Using an old sheet double It as
many times as it will cover the board.
This will make four or five thick
nesses, which are laid smoothly and
tacked on the board all at once. When
the top layer becomes soiled, it Is cut
oft and there Is the board with a clean
When covering ' the . ironing-board
with a blanket or padding, tack it
along the edges only, so that both
sides and the ends are smoothly cov
ered. Then make an unbleached iron
ing sheet the size of board, with large
end left open to slip on like a pillow
case.' If well fitted, both sides of the
board can be used; it will look neat
and there will be no pins or nails to
tear hands or clothing.
A Handy Iron Cleaner.
A very practical Jittle contrivance
for use when ironing consists of a
block of wood about five Inches square.
Five holes are bored in this block and
filled with beeswax. These are cover
ed with a pfece of musllh. The other
side of the block Is covered with emery-cloth.
The emery side of the block
Is used to rub the Iron on If the
starch sticks and the wax side gives
the iron smoothness. v
Old flat-irons become rusty, but a
It looks as. If the time were not far
iway when women will discuss Vun
Sersllks" Instead of ndennusllns,
for silk has invaded the realm of cot
ton and Is flourishing there astonish
ingly. Just as the silk stocking Is not
looked upon now as a luxury but as a
necessity of good dressing, and its use
enormously increased, so silk under
garments are making pttice for them
selves. Women find them desirable be
cause they are fine and they prove to
be as dainty 'and as durable as .fine
batiste or other" delicately woven cot
tons. And the sheen and "feejof silk
are Insidious it is the easiest thing
In the world to cultivate the silk habit
and next to impossible to break it
The shops are showing silk under
clothes k that are moderately priced
along with more silk undergarments
that are high priced. But price means
nothing 5 to the girl of today If she
has It-ta buy the thing she wants
when she wants it. There is a popular
and a growing demand for silk un
dergarments which means that the
wanted -garments will be supplied in
Increasing numbers and that the prices
will not be likely to go higher. '
The silk most used for undergar
ments is crepe de ' chine In white and
flesh pink. For ornament, , hemstitch
ing, French knots, simple embroidery
and al or filet lace, especially In in
sertions,' are all equally popular. Other
wash silks, including taffeta, and.wash
satins find advocates who like them
as .well as crepe de chine. They all
wash easily, the crepe looking espe
cially well after It Is tubbed. They
r should be wrung with wringer, not
twisted In the hand, folded In a sheet
and ironed while still a little- damp
with an Iron that Is only moderately
hot i : t ' -,.V
An "undersllp of plain white taffeta
appears in the picture, thla particular
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w ". ',.-"'---
coat of aluminum enamel paint makes
them neat and clean. No. more' flakea
of rust or smudge to drop off on white
garments when Ironing. They can be
washed and the heat does not affect
the enamel, as It Is the kind used on
radiators. One coat is sufficient, and
a small can" will do for coating a num
ber of irons. , V
Useful Ironing Blanket. r
Make an Ironing blanket for enV
broidered articles and laces from a
square of white outing flannel, and one
of Turkish toweling, neatly bound to
gether. The Turkish side Is used for .
faces and insertions, as the loose
threads in Ironing are forced up
J through the lace, while the other side ,
Is used for embroideries.
, For Cleaning and Polishing Iron.
Saturate a cloth with water, wring
partlajly dry, rubbing ; soap thorough
ly on it. Place on several thicknesses
of paper. Rub iron oveif It . several
times, pressing hard, to remove starch
and roughness. , The result is. surpris
ing, as it makes the surface of lrpn
perfectly clean and smooth.
This, is the best and most economi
cal way of cleaning Irons, doing away
with the use of ironing wax or any,
cleanser for Irons. ....
model having a baby bodice and gatb
ered skirt set on to a waist , band
Many underslips are cut '--like a ;
chemise, , without a waistband. The
most popular silk garment la the en
velope chemise of crepe de chine. It
is worn over, the corset and without1
bloomers or drawers In warm weather.-'
But there Is A final chapter to the
story of silk underwear, , short and
sweet and not ever destined to be sov
Important as that which is told In the
foregoing paragraphs. It Is written lfli
georgette crepe. This very diaphanous
and exquisite material makes corset
covers and chemise that are the last
word in daintiness and extravagance,
for it Is sometimes used double, being
otherwise too transparent.
Jade in Millinery..
Jade green IS one of the new shade
that Is catching on well In ' the local
millinery trade. - Not only is it seen ;
In various types of hats, including
models in taffeta and split straw, but,
it is ajso taking well in the trimmings
Jade ostrich plumes . are shown in
steadily increasing numbers, and are
used to trim models both of a' similat -":
shade and of black. A popular use Is .
plumes laid flat on the upper brim. . ;
Take the skins of dried onions and';
boll them ; strain , the juice, then put V
in material you wish to dye and boD' '
the ; desired color either 1 a light or
darker tan. Just' fine to, color white"
stockings a pretty shade of tan or
cream, and also fine for coloring ecrti
curtains that have been washed qnlta :
often, v and also silk waists. . , This . b
very , satlsf actorj tor. silk, . bnt jnot tj,..
ooi ror cotton. y ...
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