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TRYON, N. C. FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 1919.
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FRIENDS OVER THE COUNTY
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at Cairtl larww or var rrespondents From Variou
Sactini of Polk County
are needing rain in this part of
Lunty ve y ;
are sorry w
Wilkins has apiwuuiw"
1D G W. Davidson, J. C. Da-
?ssrS -j.'-,. maHo a business
f a r v. '
Wr , . last week.
toCouinDus, c tit j j
Eva Davis spcw " v-v""
and Mr. J. M. Da,.'
d famliy spent the day at J. C.
E C. Davidson and three little
liters are spending uie
and Mrs. J. k. nines, ui x-m-
s vicinity reiauves.
protracted meeting Degant at
River, Sunday, with Revs.
k and Blanton.
Plains were the guests of Mr. M. C.
Mr. Harley Jackson and Mr. Grady
Melton were pleasant callers at Mr.
Billie Wilson's Sunday. V
Mr. Grant Mills and Miss Emma
Shehan were happily, married last
Sunday. We wish them a long and
Mr. Richard Jolly and ' Mr. Sam
upton, oi AJhesnee, S. C spent
Thursday night at Mr. W. R. Turner' f
Mr. and Mrs. Miles Younge, of Lin-
colnton, Gav visited relatives here last
I he protracted meeting will begin
at Silver Creek today at 11 o'clock.
Revl'J. B. Arledge and Rev Mr. Mor
gan .will do the preaching.
Miss Etta Thompson and brother,
Hoyt, were in Hendersonville last
MILL SPRING ROUTE 2.
The meeting closed at Cool Grove
with seven baptised. '
Rev. W. R. Wright will begin a re
vival at Cooper Gap, on next uSnday.
Mr. Reuben Wlison and sister Miss
Annie, are visiting relatives in Spar
tanburg this week..
Miss Pearl Gibbs was a dinner
guest of Miss Grace Gibbs last Sun
day. . .
Mrs. Arkansas McGuinn, from
John Hayes of Aboline Messrs G. C.
Feagan and Wilber McjGinnis. Every
body invited to come tout, with the
promise of hearing some good speak
ing. - " v::,:;' .' $p'
POLK COUNTY FARM AND HOME
Edited by J. R. Sams, County Agent.
This week we will devote a part of
space to a talk with Polk county far
mers about our trip to Alabama. It
Mrs. La vina Jolly is Vi visiting her
father this week,' Mr. Charley Dims- came in this way Dr. C. C. Cary, Dean
dale, who is very ill. f of the Alabama State College of Agri-
Had fine success with'1 the meeting culture, invited your County (grass
at Cane Creek. Sixteen were baptiz- crank) agent to attend the farmers
ed. ';M.:Av I convention which met at Auburn Ala-1
Little JCiCina Wilson is visiting her bama on Aug, 4, 5, and 6 to addrei
man woman and child in Polk county
and a burning desire to serve you to
the very best of my ability. t arn
J. R. SAMS, . County Agent.
ThBushiess Farmer's Calender:
grandmothr Mrs, W. A. Ruff, this
Mr. E. L. Jackson, who has been ill
for quite awhile,v passed away Satur
day and was buried Monday, in Coop-
Asheville, visited her sister, Mrs. D. ! er Gap cemetery. His friends and
relatives have our sympathy.
' Mr. Hamp. Ruff, who- has been at
hich was much
There will be a meeting of the Cqt-
lumbus Betterment Associatiqn, Sat
urday afternoon, August 16. ' ".
Mrs. Lizzie Wood, Mrs. Harvey Co-
field and Miss Ruth Weaver; of Tryon,
spent Sunday in Columbus.
Mrs. R. M. Hill and family spent
last week with relatives in Ruther
The revival will begin at the Co-
er weuuwuj . - lmhS Ranfisf. rWV S11T1HV A11tr
vant spent two oayg .
iur humble ser
week in Henderson county.
fine Torn and some that was not
a VviHentlv they have hot
1 At "
as much ram as we nave, on mis
Saw some fine stock; also a hog
ouston Levy mai xiau live pcucti,
ohn Paty and, son of Asheville,
ted his brother, Dave, a few days
m. Mason of Greenville, S. C,
ted his sister and brother-in-law,
es Miller, last week.- "
man by the name of Reberts, who
i he is a Missionary Baptist; wai?
this section a few days back.
. C. Hill and son visited his sister,
l.C. Laughter, " staying over
it, last week.
'J. B. Bradley went to Henderson-
le Friday last.
Misses Pearl Laughter and Flora
hdley went to Hendersonville one
ly last week to have some denatl
rk done. .
Wm. Morgan, of Topward, is visit-
g his daughter, Mrs. N. Case. Mt.
organ lost his wife last week.
Only three rattlers this week.
uite a contrast to last, which had
ght and two horned snakes
Why was Fishtop items not pub-.
ished last week, they were mailed on
ame: Was there too much snake
lews? Rattlers are the deadly ene-
iy of every livings thing, especially
an, and if we here do not care for
pie knowing how, snaky this place
s no one else need not care; in fact
wple ought to know when they are
siting on dangerous ground.
Mr. and Irs. R. C. Jackson were
lffay from home one day last week
lId left the small children in charge
jf Minnie, a 12 or 14 year old girL
She discovered a rattle snake in the
N making toward the house. She
t once procured a hoe and returned
0 find Mr. snake actually coming up
e steps. .She immediately removed
Fhead. She is a little heroine.
10W Call Wo"fai .Jmmf if vro
to warn strangers of this deadly
eilly if it should be a snake or milk
Sometimes butter is made and
17. Rev Vesey of. the French Broad
Baptist church of Asheville, will .as
sist Rev. Jones.
Stearns High School opens Monday,
August 18, with Mr. E. W. S. Cobb,
principal; Miss Emma McNich, assist
ant principal; Miss Pendergast high
school teacher Miss Boone, Grammar
teacher; Mrs. J. W. Jack, -primary
teacher; and Miss Failor as Domestic
Science and Music teacher.
Misses Mae and Annie Lois Mills
returned, home Saturday after spend
ing a week with relatives in Spartan-
Mrs. Charles IDavenport returned
home last week after an extended vis
it with relatives in Hendersonville.
Attorney Spear and wife have mov
ed to Columbus.
Miss Ruby Shields, of Greens Creek
is visiting her cousins,. Misses Feagan
at this writing.
v Miss Leona. Corine and Jeannette
Feagan returned home last week after
an exetnded visit with relatives in
Columbus Baptist Church.
Sunday school each Sunday at 10:30
Public worship at 11:30.
Our revival services -begin on Sun
day, August 17, and will continue
through the week, services being held
morning and evening. Rev. J. W.
Vesey, of Asheville will preach for us.
We extend a hearty and cordial invi
tation to all to come and enjoy these
services Come and help us make
this the best revival service ever held
Polk county. Good music.
E. J. JONES, Pastor.
P. McGuinn, on last Sunday, also her
mother, on Route 1.
Mr. F. R. Coggin made a business
trip to Spartanburg last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Lynch, from
Columbia, are visiting relatives here.
Mrs. O. L. Wilson and daughter,
Miss Bernince from Columbia, and
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Smith', Mr. and
Mrs. Arthur Cantrell anfcl Mr. Garner
Skipper were pleasant visitors at. Mrs.
S. J. Helton's, last week.
Mr. Frank Dimsdale and Miss Myr
tle Whietsides were happily married
on last Sunday. Mr. Furman Jackson
performed the ceremony between Co
lumbus and Tryon in the presence of
relatives and friends. They left for
Kansas City accompanied by their
brother, Henry Dimsdale. We wish
them a long and happy life and much
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Haynes spent
Saturday night at Rev. W. C. Wal
ker's, at Mill Spring.
M. H. Gilbert made a trip to Ashe
ville, last week.
Mr. and Mrs. T. N. Wilson visited
relatives in Mill Spring Friday.
the farmers of that state on clover.
grasses and permanant pastures, of
course the temptation was too strong
and I went and I desire to give to the
farmers of Polk county some - of my
impressions from observations while
there: 1st, The Alabama people are
just folks, like Polk county folks,
Spartanburg, S. C, for the past week, TRey consist of men, women, boys,
'came home) Saturday, returning Sun- girls, children and even babies, like
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uay. s . : jour DaDies. iney Dreath. drmlt water
Miss Mamie Gilbert -was the guest eat and wear clothes, just as we here cttcn is too rank to permit it.
of her sister; Mrs. J. A., Ruff, Monday. in Polk county do. They .also live in
Miss Naomi Dimsdale spent Satur- houses; have school houses, churches,
day night with .Miss J3ue Jones. live along public and private roads as
Well, Sunny View, Route 2 is beat-j we do. All this calls for money to
ing us sowing turnip seed, so let's get supply these things, so they are taxed
busy and see what wejhnd. just like. we are, and consequently
Miss Ruthie Bailey ji jvvas a caller at must work and grow crops to put on
Six Things To Do This Week
lover planting time will soon be
here. Get bur and crimson clover
seeds and at the proper. time put in at
leasva small area of .these.
2. Plant the fall Irish potatoes, in
case this has not already been done.
3. Be getting a piece of extra good
land in shape for the -fall turnip crop.
4. Keep up . cotton cultivation un
til the bolls begin to open unless the
Mr. J. P. Dimsdale'sJ, jSunday.
5. Make plans to plant at the proper
time some rape for the nigs and
6. Save all the hay, and other rough
age you possibly can, because . feed
prices are pretty certain to be high
again next year. Progressive Far
Brookdale-Farms was visited by
Messrs. W. J. Green, Ralph Edwards,
Tolbert Odell and others in search of
peaches last week. ,
Mr. Will Burke, of South Carolina,
who was bitten by a mad dog went to
Mr. E. L. McGuinn's to the mad stone
The Sunday school at Big Level is
doing fine at present. f
Mr. Jesse Green is very poorly at
The rains always come in good
time, ijrops are doing iainy wen in
Mrs. O. L. Wilson and daughter,
Miss Bernice of Columbia, S. C, also
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Cantrell of
Spartanburg S. C, were visiting
riends and relatives here from
Thursday ot Sunday.
we are told, from places where
tfle ones that male it An nnt sp it
Are they not murderers, in a sense ?
U he letter you refer to has not yet
Cached us. Ed.)
ss Mossie Edwards spent Friday grandparents, Mr.
Mrs! L. B. McGraw was the dinner
guest of Mrs. H. H. McCrain, Tuesday-
Miss Alma Corn was a caller ot
Miss Alice McCrain, Monday after
Quite a number f rm this section
xTAeA services at Silver Creek,
Mr. and Mrs. H. H. McCrain spent
Friday night with the latter's narents
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. D. Gilbert.
Miss Alice Jackson was a visitor of
Miss Alice McCrain, Sunday.
T MrrG-aw was a caller of
Mrs. H. H. McCrain, Sunday.
Mrs. H. H. McCrain had a severe
attack of neuralgia last week, but is
Mr Bamett McCrain is visiting his
nnH Mrs.- K. Li. U-
"Wt Wiht r;oo
Mr. and Mo t . ur.u i
atives n Rutherfordton visiting relf
Mr. Gravson TiirQ. ,a i,oVo
etUld home from Macon, Ga.
o ' ,r- and Mrs. Ralph Moore spent
Joli V r
Onnie Thomnc r .. iru-t
t Sunday at F r, tv,'
ir, (,rnTo rri
SatuM turner and wife spent
night at Mr. W, T. WiK
iV Fax, J .
t t , J "u wlIe spent Sunday
Several from this section attended
the baptizing at Cool Grove last Sat
ite;11 Hartan and family
Mr- M. C. Gosnell' s. Sund2
tv, Mt. Lebanon school is progress
ing'nicely. Miss Minnie MpBride, of
Spartanburg, S.C, is teacner.
Mocrs.' Hovt Thompson and Gai-
T-i- OY.Q. ' 'attending onthe
tner uoiui&uu iir : w
singing school at Silver Creek.
5-J: Herschel and Hoyt Thomp
son spent the week-end near Saluda,
the guests of Mr. B. Arledge.
"The Mt. Lebanon school is progress-
incr nicelv. Miss Minnie
Mrs. T C. Wilson' and children are
visiting relatives here.
Miss Esther Gibbs is attending a
singing normal in Chesnee this week.
Quite a , number from here attend-
i 1 5
ed the revival services at Beulah, Sun
day. ... r . I Tv
Miss Mayme'- Cantrell and brother,
Roy. spent Saturday ;'night and Sun
day at Sunny Brook farm.
Revival services will begin at the
Mi prjnj. Baptist church next Sun
day. Saturday is "grave yard clean
ing day' at this church.
Mrs. J. M. Lewis and , Melba, are
visiting in Asheville. -
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Barber, of
Greenville, S. C, and Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Barber, of ! Chester, S. C,
spent last week with Mr. J. M. Bar
ber.. - !
Miss Leona Egerton was the after
church guest of Misse Pearl and Es
sie Edwards, Sunday.
Miss Leatha Barber was a welcome
caller at Sunny Brook farm, Sunday
afternoon. 4 ; :
Mr. Edward B.i Barber is visiting
Sweet potato runners cut and set
now, will make the very best of seed
pototoes for next spring beddingr -and
will make some good potatoes for use
this fall. -Try it. V
the market to bring in this money
just as we do. Their crops are corn,
cotton, oats, wheat, sweet potatoes,
jwatermellon etc. about as ours. But
their main money crop is classed with
the boll weevil, and by the way, this
was my first introduction to this un
friendly gentleman. He does not 'op
erate as I had thought he did. The
moth deposits the egg in the bloom
i i- i i . . .
cioses mm up ana wnen the Doll is
is something longer than the garden
pea; it hatches and bores into thq lit
tle boll and becomes a grub or mag
got and then , turns to another moth
to produce another generation ad lib-
ium, so the result is, the cotton stalks
produce no- cotton except the" , lower
limbs that bloom before the weevil
moth makes its appearance. This
little enemy to cotton has somewhat Now dont... neglect ; that turnip
upset the plans of the cotton planter, patch , and when you. sow. your turnip
Sow hollyhock seed right now and
they will make good , stocky plants
to set in rows next spring to beautify
and make cheerful the back yards and
the front ones too, where, time cannot
be spared to cultivate other: flowers.
Then , there is an old ,fashionedness
about the holly hock . that -makes
things look cheerful where they grow;
So. lets not get too STUCK ; UP, to
have the .holly hock about the yard.
which put him to thinking along righf
lines and about right things, Many
farmers while there told me the boll
weevil was the greatest blessing that
had ever come to their state. That it
had persuaded them to do in a few'
years what the department and ex-
seeds, then sow .some, crimson or ; bur
clover seed on the same land, or red,
alsike or sapling , clover , and see what
it will do for you. . Just try it once
and oyu will be found trying it on a
larger scale right on. Now do it for
my sake, for the poor old milk, ;. cows
periment stations never
could sake, for the childrens sake, for your
I his brother at Kings. Mountain
week. ' Li' .
Messrs. Claude Lewis, J. M. Lewis;
Bob and J. R. Foster, also Mrs. J. R.
Foster were visitors in Landrum, Sun
Mr. John Webb died at his home,
' i m 1
near here, last aunaay aiLernuun.
Mr. Webb has been a member of the
church here for sometime, and , was
found still in' the Faith when the end
came. He leaves a wife, a father,
mother, four sisters and thrfco oroth-
TRYON, ROUTE 1.
Up with the wings of the morning,
the mind begins a new day free from
the cares of yesterday, I'll pen a' few
happenings of Rdute 1 and vicinity. 1
Many are the happy mountain par-
! i j tips sp.en flockinc tci the mountains for
ers to to wnom we extenu syiupuuij. f. , .
Little Madge, the twin baby .of Mr. pleasant recreation and to view tne
and Mrs. W. A. Reed, vho are, visit- spienuors oi nauxrp uome.
ing relatives up in Alleghany county, journeying in trucks, cars, cycles, wa-
died recently of colera infantum. Sons" w f u"? v "m" "
Mr. and Mrs. Reed are expected was 50 neaviiy ioaaa one na11 ( w
walk, and my, what a time, seemed to
be enjoying themselves far more than
home sometime this monthV
Mrs. Branscom, who has been
sick, is sufficiently improved to be out
at church last Sunday.
Messrs. Columbus and Judson Rid
i'nrrc VvrntViprs. who were in Uncle
Sam's service have recently arrived d misbehaved! d ran madly into
home. . -
On returning from a party given in
j honor of two soldier boys, Messrs Ed.
Barber and Boney Arledge, Mr. Over-
airs. " . . " , i.V,
, "uuilin. Of ARhpvill vicitorl Snnrtanburg. IS WJ'
"r nriftfl ' . " I w' tt
--wierfc. Mrn iv I ht A Mrs. LiOgan J
children spent Sunday afternoon at
w and wife, of Sandy I Mr. J. B. Thompson s.
Mis Mamie Cantrell is attending
music school at Chesne at present.
Mr. G. C. Feagan is making some
additions to his home residence, at the
old home place.
Mr. Claud Gilbert is preparing to
build himself a new residence.
Mr. O. R. Steadman also is building
a new house to live in.
Mr. and Mrs,- John Tipton, who
used to reside here are proud parents
of a fine boy, who arrived last Satur
day evening. .
Quite a. number from here went to
the ice cream supper at Sandy Spring,.
last Saturday night.
The young folks enjoyed a singing
at thp home of Mr. and Mrs. Smith
Saturday night;also at Mr. and Mrs
Tom Cantrell' home Sunday evening
The question for debate here next
Satnrdav nierht is. "Resolved that
the divorce law should be abolished.
a bank, throwing5 Miss Elsie Edwards
out and severely! hurting her arm.
The other occupants, Miss Bessie
Hamilton and Mr. Walter Edwards
escaped with only severe bumps.
Mr. W. M. Heague returned Satur
day from Cane Greek, S. C, where he
had taken the four, little orphan child
ren of Mr. Joe Edwards. Mr. E.,B.
Edwards and daughter, Pearl accom
panied them to Spartanburg, S. C.
Many on the route attended church
at Beulah. Sunday, vhere a .revival
was being carried ? on.
We hear much praise given Miss
Burgess as teacher of Beulah school.
Another school is progressing
nicely on Lightning Rod Ridge, conl
ducted by Miss JMcMurray. 11 .
Mr. Milo Foster, of Landrum, S. C,
was on the roufe Saturday. He says
the corn crop is short on his ; river
Mr. Paul Hamilton cycled to Hem-
I " m i i a l'-' '.' T
Affirmative Messrs. C. O. Ridings, of locK iaiis last evening - ana was mucn
Sandv Snrings: J. W. . Stacy W. B. enthused over ;the beautiful scenery
Feagan of this place. Negative Mr.) on the new highway.
persuade them to do that is to grow
live stock and diverisf y their farm
This they are doing, way down
South, futher than Charleston, S. C.
They are growing hogs and cattle suc
cessfully, and they are so anxious to
learn every thine- possible aboutbuild-r
ing permanant pastures, they already
have better pastures than Polk county
farmers, they have some red clay, and
some gullies, pines blackberry briars,
weeds and etc. just like yours, and
alders, willows, are along branches;
but not as bad as Polk county. One
thing they do not have that we have
in great abundance; and that beauti
ful, sparkling clear running Water,
Now in all candor, I want to ask,
why should Polk county farmers wait
before they go after permanant pas
tures and the growing of stock until
the boll wevil comes and makes him
do so ? I never did enjoy being made
to do a thing. If worth doing and
a thing which ought to be done, I
prefer doing it voluntarily to being
made do it as the Germans were made
to quit fighting. -The wevil is on his
way and in a few years will be here;
Then what will you do for a - money
crop? Why not begin now and do
like Mississippi and Alabama, or why
not learn the lesson in advance and
get busy, go to making permanent
pastures and adding live stock. They
are sowing their rich bottoms to per
mant pastures and Jbuilding up their
worn out upland for corn and cotton.
I know there is already a strong and
growing r sentiment in Polk county
along this line; but it should work
faster. The fact that grass seeds are
high is no reason for not pushing
ahead; for they, will, go higher. The
very fact that people every where are
doing this thin& increases the demand
for them and runs the price up
Alabama is shipping pure bred bulls;
both beef and dairy into the . state by
hundreds, and only a few years vago
the entire state was tick infested.
beg you ,to . think, and think fast and
seriously. I will not be with you long
as your agent and I want to see Polk
county well on the way. with pastures
and- fine cattle before I - leave. Now
t with the very best wishes for every
wife sake, and for the lands sake, even
if you are so self forgetful that you
will not for your own dear sake. .
Every body remember August 20,
is Womens' and Men's Farmers' In
stitute at Columbus, N.' C. Let - this
be the greatest and best gathering of
the year in Pplk county. We invite
the banks and merchants - and all
classes of business men of the county
to be on hand and become better ac
quainted with the farmers hitch up
to the farm wagon fill up with straw
and bring the whole - family, .with
their lunch . along and have a regular
straw ride and good old all day time.
J. R. SAMS.
Mrs. W. B. Valentine has returned
after spending a fortnight in Ander
son, S. CI, 'and' is again at Thirty
Mr. Todd, who for three years. has
been serving 'Uncle Sam in; Cuba,
spent the week-end at Hiilcrest.
Mrs. Milnor Jones has returned to
her home in Tacoma, Washington; af
ter having spent two years in the
Mrs. J. T. Camp left, Monday for
San Antonio, and other points - in
Mr. and Mrs. J. A; Shields motored
to . Spartanburg, S. C, Friday.
Messrs. Floyd Walker and Stanford
Spurlin earned agolly crowd to Chim
ney Kock, Saturday.
Miss Annie Ray utnarn, of Shelby,
N. C, is the guest of her cousin, Miss
Ruby Putnam. ' '
"Rat Snap Beats the Best. Trap Erec
-Made," Mrs. Emily Shaw Says."
"My husband ; bought $2 trap. I
bought a 50c box of HAT-SNAP The
trap only caught 3 - rats but RAT
SNAP killed 12 in a week. I'm never
without RAT-SNATV 7 Reckon 1 1 1
couldn't raise chicks ' without it."
RAT-SNAP comes in cakes. Three
sizes, 25c, 50c, $1.00. Sold and guar
anteed by The Ballenger Co., and
Carolina Hardware Co, '