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VOL. XXV NO
TRYON..N. C. FRIDAY, JULY 25, 1919.
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Mondav, August 4th, at Columbus,
- ...mi u., vld a crood roads meet-
at whi every citizen , of Polk
IVIr. Holmes, , unair-
t ih Roard. tells us that it is.
Lw. what she wishes to do iri the
w J i -..orl rnstriir,tin'n fnT
fitter or guf" :
1920, and ask ior me iiijr
TimDrianuiis iu ,
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Under tne eAistms. w v.
al and State governments will make
appropriations where anv county or
district will also appropriate money,
and thereby materially assist in the
grand cause of good roads.
The condition of public, roads in
Polk county at the present , ,time
should make good roads boosters out
0f every citizen in the county; Never
will we have another opportunity of
receiving so much assistance in this
matter as at the present time, so let
every person who possibly can, ' at
tend this meeting. Below you will
find a communication from Mr. J. H.
Gibbs, secretary of the board, bear
ing on the matter: V " "
To the Citizens of Polk County.
As Monday" August 4th, atnoon, is
set apart for a general good roads
discussion, let's have representative
citizens from each . township V Talk
the matter over at home ancl at eyejy
club meeting f v any thernedjji,
y which the will of the people may.
V acertained. : Let each chairman of
i . . . , , ,
the agncultural club call, a meeting
to be held Saturday, August 2nd, and
lave the matter discussed and 'ap
point delegates .to represent each
The voice of the people is, and
should be the strongest ruling force
in a county, state or nation. Better
road facilities is the most vi;tal sub
ject of today, and I admonish every
public spiritedrpatriotic citizen of the
county to lay aside every weight and
the sin which doth so easily beset
The beseting sin may be political
prejudice, lack of ambition, and high
aspirations, lack of confidence in pub
lic officials, of the lack of vision.
Whatever it may be, let's lay it aside
and muster our solid force of Polk
county's led-blooded citizens, and go
over the top in road improvement. .
. In vienv -of the fact that wTe are liv
ing in this reconstruction age when
everything is moving so rapidly, when
tins whole Southland has taken on a
Dew aspect in progress and civiliza
tion, when the Federal and State gov
ernments are offering a helping hand,
il does seem that we, the citizens of
Polk county, should awaken out of our
Rip van W inkle sleep, quicken our
stfP and march to the music of the
..It is hoped that at the meeting
tove mentioned we can lay some
""finite plans whereby Ave can make
sNe real progress. - .""
' vours for a better Polk County; .
J. H. GIBBS, Sec. B. R. C.
MEETING OF FAIR DIRECTORS.
Al1 mombers of the Board of Direc
0rs of th . Polk County Fair Associa-'on-
are requested to meet at the
fnk 0 Tryon'. Tryon, N. C; on Mon-
July 28, 1919. at 2 o'clock p. m.
ke important affairs are to be ta-
hrrn the election to fill vacancies
offices, etc, so please be there.
ft p T" INDSEY, President'.
ADDRESS ON FAIR WORK.
p r' S- G- Kubinow, in charge of the
J work for North Carnlina. will
n addless before the summer
school v, Colui"bus, at the pu'uc
tow e fUlldmg' at 1:45 P. m., tomor-
-uiuay, July 26th, 1919.
win p u inaz every one who can
;terid this a
bhm. ls address,, as. Mr. -Ru
nave a message worth lis:
dishes 7f g0t t0 wash the breakfast
ner we want clean china for din-
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So much rain farmers can not work
their crops well. There is much fear Dalton were callers at E. G. Thomp
that great damage has been ; done son's. Sundav aftPi -
even if the rains should stop now,
With a short crop of corn, eel worms
in the wheat, bread is bound to :
high another year.
Well; Brother Lynn, at your request,
commenced giving the snake news,
nuw many more are anxious ev-
weeK to see the report, and al-
though you have had all the snake
news you want, others have not, so
wiu continue to mtorm them just how
the snake business is progressing, and
you can kindly skip over it and look
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ouy ior appies ana peacnes. we have
the death of six rattlers to report
this week, - with some uncertainty as
to who has killed the largest, between
C. C. Jones and Terrell Stepp. No
O YY n fro :rTm w4- . ... .
...l.6n.1yUiW,u cAtcpi an was i
bitten on the nose and dies. Loss
over $iuu.OO. ...
Mr. Meyers and wife, of Hender
son ville,a nd some others from Ashe
ville and Saluda have ben camping
at Mountain Valley for a few days,
returning home Sunday, eve. They
came to get some fish, apples and
peaches and to enjoy life generally.
Saluda' is going to have a commun-
ity fair, we are informed. i-We want
a county fair, even if this is a hard
year on the -farmers, and we want to
see the monument completd, and what br(4her, Mr. N. T. Mills. v
is more it must be completed, so ss Myrtle Pace spent the week
please put my name down for one dol- end witn her sister, Mrs: Mary Ar-
lar. , - J
Renew your subscription to the
NEWS and send in a new one or two. ;
The NEWS is cheap compared to
Send the NEWS the happenings in
your section, and. let's . make it the
best county paper in the State,
- Yes indeed the farmers are having
a vacation just now, given by the All
wise hand, and crops are looking fine,
perhaps better than if they had work
ed the past two weeks. Cheer up far
mers, for the darkest clouds have a
A two months' summer school is to
begin this Monday morning at Fox
Mountain." Miss Myrtle Pack is teach
er. Missejs Mollie Dalton, Letha Bar
ber, Ruth 'Green, Bessie Hamilton,
Mamie Jackson, Elsie and Clara Ed
wards were after Sunday school
guests of Misses Pearl and Essie in
wards, Sunday. ,
Revs. Shelton and Mabrick were on
the Route en route to their appoint
ments, Sunday, cheerfully plodding
through the mud.
No mail for three days. Some of
us are getting very hungry for men
The hum of the threshing machine
was hushed, Saturday, when F B.
Nance turned the thresher over Not
much damage being done, was soon
A large crowd gathered at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Green at
S o'clock, Sunday afternoon, and a
good old-time singing was the result.
Reminded one of the "Model Church"
song. It had the old-time ring.
Many were deprived of it on account
of the weather.
Mr. Bob Pack is back home from
the hospital, hardly able to work as
yet. but is not worrying, for he's not
behind all other farmers.
Mr. Grayson A. "Turner, of Mill
Spring, and Miss Minnie Williams of
Sandy Plains, were happily married,
Sunday at 3 o'clock. Rev. W. C. Wal
ker performed the ceremony, on
Turks Hill, at his brother's home, i?i
the presence of relatives and a few
friends. A bountiful supper was
served afterward. Mr. Turner has
just returned from China, where he
has been serving in the United States
army for the past three years. Miss
Williams is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Terrell Williams, and ishighly
a W all who know her. They
will leave this week to visit a brother
of Mr.' Turner at Macon, Ga. Are
wish them a long and happy life, and
Arthur Thompson and Jesse Foy
made a trip to the mountains, Monday
.Messrs. Tab Allen and Sam .Om&y
were callers at Mr. W.- J. Wilsons.
y atternoon. -
. Henry Foy and children spent
Satnrdav nio-hf Axrifi, of
V --'C5v mm ilX DlOVCl). iU10(
Willie Turner. . ' :
: Otis Dalton xn wit . nA
Mr. and Mrs. M r. anu 0'v?6.
iting relatives, in -Chesnee, S. C, this
week . - .
Mrs Rnrss nf w.iLiio - q'
who has been visitin? hr danp-'htpr.
Mrs. Vance Newfnar, loft Rn-nHnv
Before returning home she will visit
friends in Asheville. Clarence New
man accompanied her to Asheville.
Miss Katy Ednev is visitimr at Mr.
Grady . .dney's, this week.
Mr. and Mrs. John Foy made
trip to Landrum, S. C, Sunday.'
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Miss Myrtle Taylor visited rela-
tives in Morganton, last week,
Miss Mays Phillips and sister, Ger
tie, were the guests of Miss Iva Gos
nell, Saturday night last. ' '
.; Hff Tl.'..l T r i 1 .
i.vir. rinK- mcADee and wite . were
guests of his mother, on Pearidire.
There will be a, special meetting of
tne Betterment Association, Tuesday
Mlss Tmpleton. of Asheville, spent
several days last week withMr. and
Mr. D. F. Mills, of Spartanburg,
spent Sunday and Monday; with his
ledge, of Landrum.
Miss ; Maggie Capps, of Florida, is
visiting her sister, Mrs. W. B Arledge.
Mr- J- r Arledge spent a few days
last week, with his son, Mr. John Ar
ledge, of jjandrum. -
Miss Marie Burgess left last Sun
day to open school at Beukih.
,;Mr.,- Arthur Ormond, of Kings
MutaiTrf pent last week with: his
brother, lMr. J. F. Ormond.
Miss Lizzie Dedmond is visitins-
friends in Goldsboro
Mrs. F. Fleming and daughter
left Monday, for Durham.
The teachers attending the summer
school are as follows; Misses Pearl
Keenan, Myrtle Pace, Coline Rippy.
Odessa Mills, Margaret Brian, Bessie
Hamilton, Esther Gibbs, Sue Gibbs,
Letha Barber, Grace Hines, Millie
Rogers, Bess Jackson, Jason McKin
nie, Edith Miller, Vada McM'urray,
Marie Burgess, Gladys Smith, Ada
Tallant, Ethel Jackson, LeaJackson
and Mr. J. T. Gilbert.
Messrs. Hobart Whiteside and
Bill Jackson returned home, Sunday,
from overseas. We welcome them
home, as they are. the last boys of
Sunny View to return home. They
say "the war has done us worlds of
good, for we know now how to appre
Mr. W. F. Swann spent Thursday
night at Mr W. D Helton's
Farmers here are badly behind with
their work on account of so much
Oh, Maple Grove, we were not too
late for last week. Come right on,
and let's make the NEWS more
newsy, for we believe Mr. Swann got
several new subscribers in this sec
tion, last week.
Mr. and Mrs. G. S. Whiteside spent
several hours at Mr. W. W. Gibbs'
Hello, Route 2, we wonder if you
are sowing turnip seed in the mud.
If so, come around this way.
Mr. J. L. Jackson and daughter,
Miss Maggie, are visiting his daugh
ter, Mrs. Zira Smith,. of Campobello.
She is suffering from an attack of 'ty
Misses Lizzie and Mattie Williams
were the pleasant guests of Misses
Arkansas Jackson and Annie Wilson,
Miss Esther Wilson spent Friday
night with -her grandmother, Mrs. S.
J. Helton. - f
School doesn't begin here until No
vember first. The "teacherage'V will
be completed by that time.
Oh let's boost our community fair
also the county fair.
On account of so much rain Mr.
'Sams failed to be at the school house,
Have - Record for Laziness.
The Todas of India aro said to be
the laziest people in the world. The
men of the household club together
to take one rlfe to support, and then
they let her. do the work. The Todas
have reduced the simple, life to the
Do only what you must, and
very little of that.
NOTHING FOR A YOUNG MN.r
This is a cry wehave heard more
han once since residing in Tryon,
coming from the lips of young men
just emerging from school and coll
ege. . They, almost without exception
seem to think it necessary to leave
Polk county in order to find a field of
activity.. . ..
Nothing is further from the truth.
Pclk county is in every sense of the
word "The Land of Opportunity"
"Show me something I can "do," said
one to the writer , not long since. . It
is only necessary to look around and
see the, things that Polk county HAS
NOT, in order to answer that ques
- Just a few days ago a farmer from
away i' own in Giens Creek section
was in i'lyon, deRverinK milk' and:
butter which he had sold before com
ing to Tryon. . There is hardly a time
when our grocery stores can supply
the demand for buttr. There is room ;
for a big, first-class dairy in Tryon,
and somebody is ga ng " to see the
opening seme lay avd supply it.
Tro-.i nee ij an ice and cold h.to-age
plant, ana m connection witn it a
bottling department where soft drinks
could be bottled. This is another
Green and Pacolet rivers have mil
lions of horse power going to waste
every day, and which if harnessed
properly would find a ready sale. The
Blue Ridge corporation will not begin
to supply the demand, and it will but
merely-"scratch" the ground of op
portunity. It cannot be overdone.
Electricity is the coming power, and
Polk , county can supply millions of
horse power, and here is a splendid
opportunity for some young man edu
cated in electrical engineering.
An electric line from Tryon to
to Rutherfordton would soon develop
enough. freight to -make it a .paying
proposition The electricity to sup
ply the horse power could be derived
from Polk county streams. Here is a
splendid opportunity for both civil
and electrical engineering.
Commercial peach growing offers
unbounded opportunities in Polk, and
especially in the vicinity of Tryon.
This is no idle dream, for one who
has spent years in that business has
looked over the field and says there is
no fear of overdoing the t peach grow
ing industry in Polk county. Apples,
the finest grown under the sun, are
grown in Polk county. Land is cheap,
and the only drawback to the apple
business is the small number of peo
pie engaged in the industry. Grapes,
"Tryon Grapes," known over a great
section of. the united states, grow
here as nowhere else in the land. Not
one-tenth enoughs acreage is planted
to grapes that should be. Here are
opportunities for young men.
The raising of Fpure-bred cattle and
hogs offer great i inducements in Polk
county. - The faljacy of grass not
growing in Polk gpunty has been ex
ploded, and clover and grasses of all
kinds are soatterijg themselves over
the county in spijp of opposition. It
is no trick at all o have an all-year-round
pasture in iPolk county. The
raising of cattle, peep and hogs offer
splendid, inducements to young men
in Polk county.
True there are
bank presidents c
but as for there
no openings for
ieing no opportun
ities for a young SJman, is all "rot."
Why, young manolk county is "The
Land of Opportunity."
Did you ever notice that the coun
try boy who leans jheavily on a pitch
fork handle usuallj gets a job teachin
school and from taiat drifts into law?
The roof of HotSl Rhlnebeck in New
York city is supposed to be the oldest
slate roof in America. It was slated in
the year 1700 wit slate brought from
Wales for this purpose."
The 'Oji Story.
We asked at ojfj house for a. menu
that would make gor plain living and
clear thinking, . aipl they gave us an
alligator liear salisi with pomegranate
seeds and Thousa3 Island dressing.
Grand Rapids Prfpss. .
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The Otter Side.
If you want to fpake yourself solid
with other folksfj don't stop to tell
them what' wondepful things you have
done, but just sayf "You fellows have
the world , beaten jor big things Y
By this stage of ternlty the tooth of
time must, showpsome evidence of
Secay. IndianapoSfa Star,
t , . -! al -
; 19$ ' '
More Valuable Than That of
Other Farm Animal.
(A. G. Oliver.)
The manure produced is a valuable
uy-prouuet ui poultry raising, it is
estimated that the average night
droppings of a hen amount to 30 to
40 pounds per year This represents
the manure which can certainly- be
saved with the exercise of a little
A conservative estimate indicates
that this manure contains fertilizmg
constituents which would cost 20 to
25 cents if bought in the form of
commercial fertilizers at ordinary
prices. A flock of 100 hens would, at
this rate, produce manure worth $20
to $25 per year. '
If, however, the manure js not
properly cared for, as much as one-
half of its fertilizing value is likely
to be lost. To m-event loss, freauent
cleaning of the dropping boards, or
floor if hen houses where dropping
boards are not used, is necessary and
some sort of absorbent should be
used daily. The use in moderate
quantities of fine, dry loam or dust, or 1
preferably mixtures of these with
such materials as land plaster, acidl111'
phosphate, and potash salts, has been Farmers, their wives, boys and girls
recommended. Sawdust has also
been used with good , results at the
rate of 10 nounds per hen per year
mixed; with 16 pounds of acid phos
phate and 8 pounds of kainit. This
gives a fertilizer which contains
about 0.25 per cent nitrogen, 4.5 per
cent phosphoric acid, and 2 per cent
nf tintAsh. anH is worth about X10.00
per ton at ordinary prices of these
fertilizing constituents. It is a bet-
ter balanced fertilizer than manure
alone, and is usually in better ml-
chanicali condition for application to
the soil by means of fertilizer distrib-
utors or manure spreaders.'
With the present high price of pot
ash salts it is impracticable to use
such materials in the way suggested,
and it may also be impracticable to
use acid phosphate. In this case
somewhat larger amounts of sawdust
should be used.
Sifted coal ashes may be used as an
absorbent, but wood ashes or lime
should not be mixed with the manure,
as they are likely to cause the loss of
its most valuable fertilizing constit
uent, namely, nitrogen (ammonia).
Occasionally the litter from the poul
try house may be mixed with the ma
nure. This increases the bulk, but
generally reduces the value per pound
of the manure and makes it difficult
to apply to the soil, except when it is
braodcasted and plowed in.
Poultry manure is particularly
well adapted to gardening and poul
try raisers and farmers should either
use it on their own gardens or dispose
of it at a good price, thus increasing
the profits of their flocks. ;
Why Many Fail.
W limit the success of our own
york by our indolence and lack of faith
more than any outside circumstances
limit it for us. It is not lack of talent
as much as lack of courage and effort
that circumscribes our usefulness.
If I can put one touch of rosy sun
shine into the life of any man or worn
an I shall feel I have worked with
God. George MacDonald.
Musings of Martha.
If th weddin ceremony included,
besides "love, honor and obey," "cook
his meals, wash his clothes,. darn his
socks, an' sew on his buttons" there'd
be fewer hasty marriages.
The name Dutch is derived from
Dletsch, meaning the vernacular, as
distinguished from La'.'n. It is the
same word as the German Deutsch.
Dutch belongs to the Frankish divi
sion of the Low German, and is closely
related to the Flemish, with which It
is now practically identified In Its wrifr
ten form. The Dutch language ls one
of the Germanic group of dialects, and
is practically the same In its structure.
i Good Manners. ,
Good manners, which give color to
life, are of greater Importance than
laws, which are but one of their mani
festations. The law touches us here
and there but manners are bout us,
everywhere, pervading society like the
air we breathe. Good manners, as we
call them, are neither more nor less
than good, behavior, consisting of cour
tesy and kindness. Samuel Smiles.
RIGHT KIND OF
IStaf Ivrnrt Hlivr
Three Lectures in Polk
County, on Subject.
ILLUSTRATED LECTURES. ;
Columbus, N. C, July 21, 1919.
0' PLK COUNTY NEWS,
-iryon, in i.
Dear Sir: I:
Mr J- w- Sloss. beef cattle field
agent for N. C. will be at the f ollow-
me places in Polk 'county, on the
dates following, with stereopticon to
&ive a free entertainment, showing
in fine pictures the best type of cattle
to breed, and will give lectures in
All lovers of good cattle, and es
peciany tnose wno are going to De in-
terested in growing good cattle,
should attend these meetings.
y oiumous, o ciock p. m.
July 30th, Hickory Grove. 11 o'clock
JulY 31st- Mil Spring, 11 oMock a.
and business men cordially invited,
Be on hand sharP at times mentioned,
M0 that we can meet next appoint
J. R. SAMS, County Agent.
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I &mce our last issue we have added
following new names our atead
! growing list of subscribers:
, Miss Carrie Horn. Landuni R..
J- L- Jackson; Mill Spring,
J M: Bradley, Mill Spring.
L M- K8- m Spring. V
" J R. Foster, MiESprin;;
N. G. Walker, Mill Spring. ,
Taylor Whitesides, Tryon R l, ; ;.
N. L. (Whitesides, Tryon R. 1, "f
Mrs. Flora McFarland, Tryon,
The first temperance society wi
formed in New England and its pledge
read : "We, the undersigned, believ-
m tne evii euct oi strong- una,
hereby Pdge ourselves on our sa
cred honor we will not get drunk
1 : i-T ?i r .j J t
more than four times a year: Muster.
Day. Fourth of July, Thanksgiving
and Christmas."- Ex. .
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Not Ciilty Herei
Of all the left-handed compliments,
designed to keep mere man In a happy
frame of mind," remarked the face
tious philosopher, "the one about a
man being handy about the house Is
the worst." Indianapolis News.
Ingredients for Happiness.
Without strong affection and T hu
manity of heart, and gratitude to that
Being whose code Is mercy and whose
great attribute is benevolence to all
things that breathe, true happiness
can never be attained. Dickens.
And Then They Worked Hard.
It takes four men to give an ele
phant castor oil, the dose being 128
ounces. We have known It to take
three women and two men to gre a
small boy castor oil, dose only one
The oyster has a good-slied stomach.
Which is connected with the mouth by
a short gullet ; two ppf rs of gills for
breathing, an intestine, a dark green
liver, a' two-chambered heart and. an
elementary nervous system, but la
minus ears, nose and eyes. It also
lacks the .footlike appendage that
many mollusks possess for the reason;
that It has no need of an organ o
locomotion. ' . V
Nature has placed one of her curl
ositles on the- loeatlon-ef a former
sugar mill on the Island of Trinidad.
The plant has since been reduced te
ruins and ls overgrown with vegeta
tion. The old solid chimney Is Intact
and up through its center one of the
quick growing trees of the tropics has
sprung, spreading Its branches', ut of
the top of the huge chimney and it
now in full bloom.
What It Mofussfir
"Mofussll' is a Hindoo word mean
Ing "the provincial or rural districts
as opposed to the towns. The Gan
getlc delta J tfie land, deposited by,
the river Ganges in India at Its month,'
forming an extensive tract of very rich
soil. The T-hole phrase refers to those -rich,
fertile districts near the' mouth
of the Ganges, where great qnantttlts
of rice are grown, :..