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Vol. xxv no. 17
,f Gsaaral Latere. Gathered By
Sectinu of Polk
Mr. and Mrs! John Sweezy, Mr. and
iu,,.. Ainrris. of Soartanuurer.
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g C spent tne wet'K-eiiu at iui. w.
T" Iva C.osnell has returned home
C., after a month's visit with
and Alice Wilson
with relatives -in
fhesnee, v .
Miss Ar-iie-betii waiarop, oi KUtn-
erfordrcn, lsitea ine ivusses iaiton
Miss Mamie Uiass is spending tne
reek at Mrs. E. Taylor's.
Miss Katy Edney, df 1 ryon, visited
brother, Mr. urady n,dney, last
Misses Lena.Egerton, liessis lhomp
on Essie and Elsie Edwards were
the guests oi juss iaia jciuwarus on
ryon Route 1. Sunday.
Mrs. N- t). Moore is visiting rela
tes n Tryon and Melrose this week.
MILL SPRING ROUTE 1.
We are having some nice weather
at present, which everyone enjoys.
Several from this vicinity attended
preaching services at Whiteside Val-
ey Sunday, where a revival started.
everyone present seemed to enjoy
hearing Rev. Yates, of Mountain
Jest. S. C, deliver a real interesting
Rock Spring choir did the singing
or preaching services and also sang
most of the afternoon, and of course
that was enjoyed to the highest extent
as Rock Spring choir get praise for
its singing everywhere they go. Next
Sunday they will sing at Round Hill,
inion Willis, i. u. HjVeryDoay in
Prayer meeting at Mr. Griffin's
Saturday night was a success, had it
out on the lawn. The service was
conducted by Mr.Talmage Allen.
There was an open air service at
Mr. R. L. D. Gilbert's Sunday night.
A large crowd was present.
The Misses Ing-al, of McDowell has
been the guest of the family of Mr. J.
B. Owensby for the past week.
Mr. Floyd Wyer left Monday morn
ing for Lincolnton, Ga.
Messrs. L. H. Shehan and 5. Bryant
of Inman,. S. C, motored up to Mr. A.
A Edwads', Saturday last
Mr. and Mrs. W. R Fowler, of Green
hill, were visitors at their grandpar
ents, Mr and Mrs. Gilbert, Saturday
Little Panthea and Gilreath Ed
Harris were guests of the Hyde child
ren, Sunday afternoon.
Maggie Lee and Ida Ruth Edwards
ere the dinner guests of Mildred
atd Maude Womark Snnrtav
Let's not forget the Fair and
Pare something to exhibit. -
ine series of meetings closd at
Cooper Gap Sundav. with twpntv-one
-wpuzea. The church was filled to
overflowing every day for the past
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r. Keubon WHsnn rUeA fn
"l!sS utlessM Spairv n f T?nuto 1 Sim.
Miss Pearl Gibbs
'"Knt with her
sister. Miss Bessie
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j j ywi-viu villi i i'
J- J- Jackson ha5
lew Have w;v. ouv,
, cii-i,t;iiuing iz.
U1 '-ne Miccno n;ui
ov,o uiuus, ounuay.
tin hpvf wu;4-n;j. ;.-4 j it-
.uui,, Saturday afternoon.
, ii0-.- iv. muggins vimicu
uimsdale, Sunday after
;irs. Jay Ruff and children are vis
Vf dl Alr- T. N. Wilson's this week.
o iiiie Alexander, of Forest
. ' Vlsited relatives here last week.
f- ' HL'art Whiteside visited rela-
s at Henrietta, last week.
Vv h o 4- i
aoout the snldiPrs' Mnmi
wno will second a motion ot
,aKe a drive.
a dri vp T 4- t ii..'
-v,. jjcvs nave uiis cuiij.'
the last dav of. the Fair.
Son n vviisun, rnii uacK.
P .' "ariie Bro
T, ,ntored to Asheville last
Wilson .pent Friday
OVER THE COUNTY
Our Corre.pondent, From Various
night with Miss Beulah Odell.
Mr. Andy McGuinn left, Sunday for
Misses Myrtle and Hannie McGuinn
of Columbus, visited in this section
last week and attended services at
at Cooper Gap.
Mr. R. N. Wilson, of Spartanburg,
visited his father, Mr. T. N. WSlson,
last week, returning Sundav.
. Oh, let's boost for our community
fair,a nd the county fair, too.
Revival closed at White Oak Sun
day with great success. Reverends
J. A. McKaughan and Pink White, of
Kutherfordton were helpers. Several
souls were saved and 8 ' new mem
bers were added to the church. Mr.
Hamrick baptized the following mem
bers Sunday morning: Mrs. Johnie
Splawn, Misses Bertha Champion,
Grace Waldrop, Sallie Briscoe, Mar
jorie Walker, Messrs Preston Splawn,
Ray Walker, and George Vivian Bris
co. Mrs. L. C. Gibbs is very ill at this
writing. Miss Gladys, of Montreat,
N.C., was called to the bedside of her
mother. We hone Mrs. Gibbs will
Misses Lethea Barber, Clara Ed
wards, Esther and Sue Gibbs, Messrs.
Edward and Cline Barber were callers
at the home of Misses Pearl and El
sie Edwards, last Thursday.
Mrs. Grayson Arledge cut her arm
on some glass, very badly. Glad to
note she is much better.
Mrs. J. H. Gibbs spent Wednesday
afternoon with Mrs Clarence Elliott.
Mr. Weldon Hampton, Misses Hel-
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gar, Audrey and Cora JLee Hampton,
of Rutherfordton motored up Thurs
day to visit relatives, C. G. Brisco.
Mr. Edward Barberv who has been
visiting his brothers returned home
Wednesday, accompanied by his cous
in, Clihe Barber. Cline returned to
his home Saturdav.
Mr. Henry Thompson and Miss
Johnie Edwards, of Inman, were
happily married last Saturday. We
wish them a long end happy life.
Misses Lethea Barber, Pearl, Essie
and Elsie Edwards, Leona Egerton
and Bessie Thompson were the dinner
guests of Miss Clara Edwards, Sun
day. Mr. Frank Thome of Landrum S. C,
rti t i
was a visitor nere, mursctay.
Mr. Gus Miller, Misses Lizzie and
Minnie Shields, of ' Greens Creek,
Misses Esther and Sue Gibbs, Messrs.
Edward Barber, Frank Edwards and
Ernest Gibbs were guests of Misses
Lizzie and Mollie Dalton, Sunday.
Misses Annie Beth Waldrop. of
Ruhterfordton, is visiting relatives
Doctor Smith has had several calls.
we nope ne win locate nere.
We understand the revival begins
at Bethlehem, Sunday. We hope to
have a glorious meeting.
Mrs. Lelia Blackwell returned to
her home Friday, after spending sev
eral days with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. John Cocherum.
Quite a few ladies from different
sections of the county attenaea tne
Farmers' Institute here, August 20th.
Mr. J. R. Sams is attending a meet
ing of Farm Demonstrators at Ra
leigh this week.
Prof. E. W. S. Cobb attenuea a
meeting of County aupemncuucuw
at Asheville, last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Heber Carson ' spent
, -mm- -mr 1-1 1 J
Sunday with Mrs. R. M. lvicr ananu.
Messrs. Robert and Wash mil were
at home this week.
Mr. Avery Elliott who has Deen at
Akron, Ohio, this summer, nas-rcmiii
ed home. .
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Pack spent a un-
day with Mr. ana ya't
Mr John T. Smith nas retumeu
home from a visit at r ruiuanu, x.
Miss Estelle Webster, oi Asnevuie,
1-1 rAnlc VlPTV Mondav.
was visiting iiicxmo -
Miss Emma Newman, Koy cantren
and Jodie Wilson entered Stearns
Higs School Monday.
Lewis Feagan, son of O. L. Feagan,
was hurt Monday, though not serious
, j. Wo the eve
TRYON, N. C FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 1919.
Mrs. Eli Jackson passed away into.
that Great Beyond, i August - 13th
Her remains were interred in the
Mountain View cemetery August 14.
Mrs. Jackson died rejoicing in a Sa
vior's love. She leaves a husband,
five children, several grandchildren,
and a host of friends to mourn her
loss. We sympathize with! the bereft
family. The funeral services were
conducted by Rev. John Arledge.
The revival meeting closed August
23rd. There were not any additions
to the church, but the church was re
vived. We hope it was ar time of
seed sowing. Among those who at
tended these services were: Misses
Nora Jackson, Maggie Hyder, Leona
Sherman, Mr. Hobart Jackson and
Mrs. Sherman, of Henderspnville, N .
C, Misses Nettie and Fannie Martin,
of Caroleen, N. C, also Miss Tmpie
Burgess, Messrs'. John Martin, John
and N. C. Burgess, of Inman.
Mr. Hobart Jackson was a pleasant
caller at Mr. H. H. McCrain's, Satur
day p. m.
Misses Leona Sherman and Tempie
Burgess ' spent Saturday night with
Miss Alice McCrin.
Several from Big Level and Silver
Creek attended the revival here last
Misses Nettie and Fannie Martin
spent Thursday night with Miss Alice
Rain woud be. acceptable j'ust now.
T. C. Laughter hauled a load of
Bonum apples ot Spartanburg last
Alma Newman entered the
Columbus school, Monday. That is
right, patronize our own schools, es
pecially when they are j'ust as good.
Dr. Hooper says he ran his auto
over a rattle snake on the Green river
hill and when he stopped to see what
Tie had done to him he was coiled up
for a fight and singing to beat the
band; and that he looked to be as
large as a telephone pole ' by auto
light. Now I propose to quit the
snake newTs unless something unusual
should happen; for snakes are, as the
old saying is, "as common as corn
J. B. Bradley has been hauling his
apples to Hendersonville for the past
two weeks. Whv can we not have
some one to buy and ship from Salu
da. There are about twice as many
apples as was thought to be so much
foliage kept the small apples hid. -
Eli Miller, of South Carolina, visit
ed his brother. James Miller, last
H. Jones and wife are visiting the
latter's kinsfolks for a couple of
Some one who is -depriving the
chain gang of its dues, entered Mount
Lebanon church after preaching Sun
dav before last and tore ud a fine
Bible which the late Mrs. Fanny Ricl-if
donated to the church.
We have been informed that officers
destroyed some preparations for mak
ing illicit whiskey in the upper section
of the cove a few days ago; also one
in the middle section was captured
and contents destroyd last week, we
Messrs Clement Arledge and Wil
liam Green are visiting-relatives here.
Miss Julia Ball, of Charleston, has
been the guest of Miss Irene, Salley
for the past twTo weeks.
Mrs. W. Garrett is quite sick.
Mr. and Mrs. Beeger made an ex
tended trip to Hendersonville, recent
ly. . .
Miss Ada Tallant, of Columbus
opened school here August 11.
Misses Frost, of Saluda, called on
Miss Salley Friday afternoon.
Little Carlethia Scoggins and Car
rie Early, ages .12 and 6 went bee
hunting recenty and surprised their
mothers actualy finding a real bee
tree on the mountain side.
We wonder where Adam J. Walker
has strayed. Prhaps to Fishtop and
been captured by a huge rattler.
Mr. W. F. Swann, of Lynn, passed
through our locality not long since.
The mountain crop of potatoes and
cabbage is extremely short this year.
Also the fruit.
Mr. Jim Mathews is, greatly im
proved. There will be an ice cream and box
supper at Edwards School House on
SfltnrHnv niffht. September 6th, for
Ivwmav CJ 9
benfit of building. -
Dr. Pratt filled his. regular stand
ing appointment j in Lynn last Sunday
night. ." . 'iJ
Rev. A. S. Caldwell, Presbyterian
minister, will preach in lynn at the
Chapel, the first' Sunday in September
at 8:30 p m til; -
It's to be hoped that work on the
new church will soon resume and con
tinue to a finish!;?
It seems from best information that
all of our teachers are coming from
Rutherford county, except one.
It. is to be hoped that the commun
ity club that was organized some time
ago will take on new life as soon as
Wlio is our Truant officer for Polk
county? - ji
Mrs. Sarah "VMhisnant and sister,
Mrs. D. J. Gibbons, of Blacksburg, S.
C, are guests of, their brother and
family Mr. N. W. Randle, the last
Mrs. T. A. Rippy spent a few days
last week visiting friends and rela
tives in Green river cove, returning
last Saturday, i!
Miss Coleen Rippy and Miss Pearl
Keenan went to Spartanburg last Sat
urday to do' shopping.
Mr. and Mrs; X H. Jones, of Bur
ton S. C., are! now taking a resting
and cooline spelt in their old home
in Green river cove
The work on the addition to the
school house fis progressing quite
well, but will have "to hustle if school
opens on schedule time.
Boweh Constant moved his famiy
to Columbus for benefit of school a
good move. I;;
Whv don't Columbus people build
some cottages ! to . rent during school
time? Also a good hotel would be a
We hope the Mimosa hotel prop
osition will not,fail to materialize;
Mr. Dewey jLewis will leave in s
few days for his old home"" in " Wil
mington, N. Cr:;
Mrs. W. T. Mobley and little daugh
ter, of Atlanta, Ga., were visiting rel
ativeslh Lynn this week.
Miss Estelle "i Webster, of High
Point N. C, is the guest of H. G. Can
non and family last week. Miss Web
ster was a teacher of music in the
Columbus high, school a few years ago
and manv who attended school then
will remember ;her.
Mr. A. W. Kunkel left, last Friday
for a few visit to his old home in
Newton. N. ClX'and will attend the
camp meeting' at Bull's camp ground
while gone, f j
- H. Hinton Thompson was motorcycling-
in Lynn last Sunday, 'having
a motorcycle over from Spindale.
We don't think there could be very
much profiteering in sugar with our
Lynn and Tryon merchants from the
fact they do not handle any 25 cents
worth at a time is a customer's allot
ment and cannot get that very often.
There is nothing being done on the
old macadam' road as yet. We are
waiting and wondering if the Lynn
people will eveylbe called upon to vote
any more roaci jbonds.
Mr. Road Commissioners why not
try out the section plan of keeping up
the public roads ? Have a stipulated
contract for section man to, sign.
Stipulate in the contract his duties as
to keeping up -af. certain section of
road, drag the roads, fill up all holes,
keep all waterways open so road will
dry off and not! wash.
The many friends of Mr. and Mrs.
E--S. Wilcox are glad to know they
will be citizens of our valley again,
having been fiying in Union, S. C, for
a few years, f
Supt. W. T. Hammett spent last
week-end with 'friends in Henderson
ville I' .: ! .
W. A. Cannon ran down to Spar
tanburg on day last week to see his
son, DeWitt, who had j'ust been op
erated upon by Dr. Stradlev for ap
pendicitis and. found him doing well.
In this connection your correspondent
will add that this makes the tenth
surgical; operation in his family.
Qnite a record don't you think?
Mr. F. S.Wjlcox is now in charge
of the Southern Mercerizing plant of
Tryon and -vyith his knowledge and
experience in mill work andability to
handle help jjveV suggest there will be
something doing. v
Much n Lump of Coal.
The fragrance of jasmine, musk,
hyacinth, the perfumes for scenting
most expensive soaps, originally began
in a coal mine. Creosote, pitch, oils
carbolic aclantiseptics and high ex-
I of coal, .' "jv.--. .. .' . - - :
.... ". . ' ; ";
'OLK i COUNTY FARM AND HOME DEPARTMEI1T
Edited by J. R. Sams, County Agent.
West Raleigh, N. C, Aug. 23, 1919.
My stay of one and one-half years
in your county has so endeared the
grand little county from every stand
point, to my heart, that J feel away
rom home when I leave it for a few
days. It is my duty to be here for
few days and then will be back
again with the people I have learned
to love so dearly. I am here to see
if I 'can take back something new or
better than I have been trying to give
you; out it is hard to get away xrom
the old truths of Agriculture. It is
ike the old Gospel of the Christian
religion. The older the better. Now
want j'ust a few words with you to
ourselves. I don't want any outsid
ers to hear what I amgoing to say.
I want us to get ahead of all the rest.
Now here is our secret. The truth
of the matter is that Polk county can
be made, the best place on the earth
to live and we must pin back our ears
and t roll up our sleeves and make it
so and here is all we have to do to
make it so. Listen! Wfc have the
same problems to work out that other
people down in Alabama have, and
that the people down here have, and
the very first thing for us and for
them is to stop land from washing
off towatds the ocean every rain that
comes. We can do that by getting
busy right now and cover all gullies
and bare places on the farm with
brush and weeds while they are green
now is the time of year to do this
RIGHT NOW-and don't forget nor
neglect to do it. I have asked you
before to do it; but I fear I'll go back
and find that all have not obeyed me.
Then -when we stop all soil from
washing away, the next thing is to
build up our soil till it will make bet
ter crops. To do this we must grow
legume crops, such as soy beans, cow
peas, velvet beans, crimson ' clover,
bur, red and sweet clover, vetch, etc.,
and grasses and sod crops to prevent
the washing away of our soil. Now
this is not a' hard thing to do. The
hardest thing in the whole thing is to
j'ust make up your minds and be de
termined to begin it and to keep right
on till the thing is accomplished,
Then when all the land is saved from
washiner awav and the soil so built
up that fine clovers and grasses wi(
grow everywhere, then the thing to
do will be fence off all the land that
is steep and set to permanent pasture
and put good cattle and sheep on it
and put that part, of the farm that is
level enough, by proper crop ratation
not to wash, in corn, cotton and other
cultivated crops, and see howT much
easier and better the living will come
and then your title will hold your
Now, whatever you do, don't say
word about this little business we
have on hand; just get busy. If you
talk about it the secret might get out
and the farmers over in Rutherford
county or down in South Carolina
might get busy and beat us which
we must not allow. Now every intel
ligent farmer in Polk county knows
that these things ought to be done,
and that which ought to be done can
be done,, and what can be done let ev
ery farmer in the county lo his bit to
aid. in doing it. ,
J. R. SAMS, County Agent.
. The time is fast approaching for
our Community and County Fairs to
be on hand. Let every one of these
communities strive to see which can
put up the best fair. Thon let every
one see who can excel in making the
Polk County Fair a splendid success.
Now if you want to see something
go along, just keep your eye on the
Hickory Grove community. They
have their eyes wide open to the im
portance of stopping their soil from
washing away, and of building per
manent pastures and at the proper
time importing some good bulls and
grow some good cattle. Now just
If anybody in Polk county has any
doubts about grass and clover being
an easy crop to erow. and . the most
profitable; crop to grow on the farm,
labor considered, just let him . go
over to brother S. H. Slaughter's
place, Saluda, N. C., and talk with
Mr. Slaughter. He is only working on
$2.00 A YEAR
a small scale but he can both tell and
show you how; so take a day off and
We want every lady in Polk county
who has pure bred poultry of any
breed, to bring a cock and two, three
or four pullets to the fair at Coum
bus. First bring them to your Com
munity Fair. We want to see our
selves what we have, so that every
body there will know where they can
get eggs for" hatching purposes next
aiso pigs, ot whatever breed you
nave, no matter whether you have,
the best pigs in the county or not, just
bring him along for comparison and
find out whether you have the best or
not; if not, go home and start at
once to have the best one next year.! ,
Now let me ask every farmer who
wats to get in the front line of farm
ing to subscribe for your county pa
per. It is entirely non partisan, and
the only medium in the county we can
talk to the farmers through. I have
no interest whatever in the paper and
the management has never asked me
to speak a word in his behalf, I tto so,
simply because I see and feel the
great need of some way of speaking
to the farmers of the county' and can
see no ohter.
Then last let us remember that
whatever Polk county is, her own cit
izens will make her. If she stands
high in character, intelligence and
wealth, it will be because her individ
ual citizens are people of character,
intelligence and wealth. We can pro
cure these things only by honest and
legitimate effort. Then let us all .
stand together for" education, goocl
roads, good farming, good morals,
good law abiding citizenship, good
neighbors, and good "Christian homes
where good loving Christian people
lve; and then Polk county will be go
ing somewhere and surely get there.
Mrs. W. B. Valentine and son, Billy
have returned to their home in St.
Louis, Mo., after having spent the
Mr. and Mrs. William Hood and
family spentseveral days of last week
at Hilcrest Institute as the guests of
Miss Fannie Dickerson, of Ruther
fordton, C, has returned to her
home after spending the summer with ,
Miss Mary Camp.
Rev. G. E. Kidd, former principal of
Hillcrest, spent several days here and
has returned to his home in Green
Mr. Hugh Frasier, who for -the
past several months has been the
guest of Mr. Clark Gray, has return
ed to Georgtown, S. C. v
Miss Emma Boyd left, Friday, for
Union, Soufch Carolina.
Mr. Broadus Flynn left, Saturday
for Mars Hill Academy where he will
Miss Elizabeth Camp, of Tifton, Ga.
spent the week-end at the home of
The Misses Allen, of Rutherford
college, are the guests of Misses Al
thea and Louise McDade.
Mrs. M. O. Dickerson and little
daughter, Katherine, have returned to
their home in Rutherfordton, after
spending several days with Mrs; C.
Mr. Charlie Davis, of Richmond,.
Va., is spending a few days with his
Miss Juila Abrams has gone to the
Rutherfordton hospital, where she
will study for a nurse.
I "Rat Snap Beats the Best Trap Erer
l -mrJ -mr t ! rtt n"
iuaae, mrs. Xiinuy onaw says.
"My husband bought $2 trap. I
bought a 50c box of HAT-SNAP. Th
trap only caught 3 rats but RAT-
SNAP killed 12 inar week. I'm never
without RAT-SNAP. Reckon - I
couldn't raise chicks without it
RAT-SNAP comes in cakes. Thre
sizes, 25c, 50c, $1.00. Sold and guar
anteed by The Ballenger Co., and
Carolina Hardware Co.' I
Neighbor Women Note. :,
Among the senses that of overhear
ing seems to be the most acute. To