North Carolina Newspapers is powered by Chronam.
A LV2, Ch!L3
Polk County- m&f3.
VOL. XXV; NO. 23 v
Sans lt3.n of Gana
ral Interest Gstherei
jhe monotony of this sleepy little
Xovm was broken Sunday inorning by
the arrival of "the Rose" Kilian Circus
which carried betwen , fifteen , and
"twenty large wagons;; and quite, a
number of ponies, monkeyV lions; and
etc. but as the show had not ben ad
vertised here they; turned - about and
went went back up the i. Street and
headed for Columbus". Mill .Spring, and
other'points. 4. - - ...
Mr. Joe Wilson of Columbus high
school spent Friday 1 ,andJ. Saturday
nights with his chum Roy Cantrell.
About fourof bur girls-Misses Edna
Tjwwnod. Estell ". Steadmani and
Myrtle Shields, all lef t here Monday
morning for Hillcrest' where they ex
pect to attend school.
Mrs. Ada Waldrop arrived home
from Clyde Saturday, where she
spent a week with her . mother who is
sick. v . . , :
A teachers., training school ' has
been organized here and ithet class
meets each Thursday night. : .
The debate was very well attended
Saturday night. The subject was Re
solved that capital punishment should
be abolished. Speakers" on the affir
mative J. JW. Stacy and G.sC Feagan.
Negate Wi C. McGinnis and WlB.
Feagan, Negative won the decision.
A couple of , young, people from
Fingerville came up to Melvin ., Hill
to get married last Sunday. Eld W.
A. Reed affeciated.
Mr. J. H. Nolen, and a number of
- t m a
his friends irom, onesnee, went pn a
pleasure trip to Chimney,, Rock Sun-
- day. y. ' - -'
Miss Mamie Cantrell and V Arvenia
Searcy called on Mrs. Stacy Moiiday.
Mr. Walter Waldrop. is quite jpoorly
with-malaria fever which he - con
tracted at Pormaia, S. C, jwhere he
spent several months this summer.
Sunday School was well attended
last Sunday. V "
We have been-having unusually
warm weather here for October.
Miss Arviniar Searcy went to
Spartanburg Tuesday to have , her
Miss Mamie Cantrell was shopping
' in Spartanburg last Tusday. .
Mrs. Martha Sanders is visiting
relatives here this week.
Mr. Romeo Johnson of ' Harris at
tended services here Sunday and
called on Elder and Mrs. Branscorn.
There will be a debate here next
Saturday night. Evfcry body invited
to come out Old hear some good
speaking " '
Miss Abbie , Arledge has returned
home from a visit to her sister's at
Miss Minnie Greene has '"returned
home after a visit of a month at her
sisters Mrs. F. D. Arledge.
Mr. Bornie Bishop of Horse Shoe
has been down recently with the ex
pectation of locating near here. 4
Mr. and Mrs. Lornie Hutcherson of
Columbus were visiting in this vic
Mr. Louis Hipp and familv were
visiting relatives in Saluda Sunday
afternoon. " .
Mrs. Ina Garrett has returned to
Tryon where she will spend the win-
ter. - . . .' " V-.
Miss Irene Salley who v has ' been
spending a few months in the- moun
tains has returned to her home in
Columbus, S. C, where she. is ex
pecting to teach.
A small crowd enjoyed a trip to
Hanging Rock Sunday afternoon. ;
We vere glad to have Mr. J. R.
Sams of Columbus to visit our school
-and made an interesting talk on cat
e and poultry raising and , I m sure
that the community will uetter
benifitted by his coming; Hope he
will be around again soon. :--"'
Some of the people are busy this
week making molasses. '-'
Messrs Hosea and Fred Arledge
turned to their work on top of the
fountains near IVLr. Ludlum's. ' ' -
Wonder why Misses . Ada Tallant
ami Minnie Green came back 4in a. run
lrom Hanging Rock.
. o 7Kv-:f;.'f;,
ine farmers of this community
nave finished nulling - fodder 'and
have been blessed with beautiful
OVER THE COUNTY
Bv Our Corni. J.. i.- t:
Polk County ; : .
Misses Orpha' and-Geneva Newman
were the .guests of ,Misss Mamie and
and Etta -Thompson Sunday . after
noon. " I " "
Messrs "Hannan Thompson, Gaither
and Grayson Johnsbn ; attended the
singing at -Silver Creek, .Sunday., "; :
Mr. .and Mrs. J. .B Thompson were
pleasant callers at the. home , of Mr.
and Mrs. Joel Sherfy, Sunday after
noon. . . . ' V . f
School will, open again . after a
week's rest at Mt.' Lebanon, Sept, 29,
with Mrs. Walter Green as teacher." 1
Miss ' Marietta Thompson was the
guest of Mrs. H. B. Bradley, Sunday.
MisA Abbie-Arledge" has returned
homei after spending a week with her
sister, Mrs. Will Tt , Green, at Mill
Spring.-. . - ' '
Mfr. Franks Green and mother, are
visiting Miand Mrs. Fred Arledge.
c . v
MILL SPRING ROUTE 2.
Rev. Bv. Jackson: preached his fare
well sermon at Cooper Gap last Sun
day. Also Rev. Melvin Ryder deliv
ered an entertaining sermon.. ;
Miss Pearl Gibbs left, Saturday, for
Kansas City, 'where she ' will take" up
her work again. r
Mr. Thos. F. Mills ' attended the
Baptist Assocation at Camp Creek
last-week. ... .. ". .
, jMr. and "Mrs. L. C RobertsoiT and
daughter, Gladys, were visitors of Mr.
and Mrs. J. W. Pitts last week, -:,
Miss Lizzie Williams spent Thurs
day night t with Miss Pearl . Gibbs. "
- Community fair at -Sunny "View
was a success on last Saturday. Ev
eryone present seemed to en joy. every
minutet of the-day, especially; at Jioon
when a full table was set. Messrs.
4 - .
W. T. Lindsey and Lawrence made
splendid talks in the, afternoon;' also
Miss Cassiday gave some interesting
facts. ' More than a hundred exhib
ited. Let's strive to do better next
Mr. and Mrs. E. G Thompson, of
Pearidge, were visitors on the route
Sunday afternoon , "
Mr. O.-D. Early and wife, of route
1, were callers at W. D.- Heltbn's
Mr. ..Solon Biddy spent Saturday
night with Roy Blanton.
Mr. J. R. . Sams spent ' Saturday
night at W. t Helton's. - -
Mr. Ralph Edwards was a Green
river visitor Sunday afternoon.
' Mr. Andy McGuinn made a busi
ness trip to Landrum, Saturday last.
Prayer meeting at J. L. Jackson's,
was a success, Sunday afternoon.
Mr. Willie Turner , and-wife spentj
Sunday at Mr. Tcrral Williams.
MrV-E. Taylor and son Yural. were
the guests .of Mrs. Forest Glass Sun
day also Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Moore. .
; Misses Myrtle Talor and Iris Wal
drop were the pleasant'callcrs of Miss
Bessie Thompson Sunday.
Born to' Mr. and Mrs. Harley Foy
Thursday a girl. - . .
Mrs. Billy Gray was the guest of
Mrs. Bill Shehan Sunday.
Two young men of Tryon were
visitors on Psaridge Sunday,.
Mr. and Mrs. James Philips were
the gucstts of Mr. Walter 'Russell,
Miss Iva Gosnell motored to Inman
S. C, Sunday. . .. .
Mr. and Mrs. E, G. Thompson call
ed at Mr. PinkWilliams' Sunday af
Mr. and Mrs. Pink McAbee were
callers at Mr. Babe Mc Abbe's, Sun
day: ' - .
iMrs. John Foy 'was the guest
her son, Harley. Foy, Sunday.
The old saying seems to - be true,
that one extreme : follows another,
for we : sure had the wetest summer
followed by the dryest fall we have
ever seen. .
rj W- and J. B. Bradley attended
singing services at , Mcunt t Lebanon,
f Columbus Vaughn and family, of
Gampobello, S. C, are visiting Mrs.
Vaughn's father, James Case.
IViany small branches are. dry and.
timber is dying in places on the
,fnin sides of drouth.
Mr. C C. Jones
on a trading trip,
AND'yTHE ,TRYOIN . BEE
TRYON, N.' C FRIDAY; OCTOBER 10, 1919.
3 Jesse Case is excavating" . in . th." hiti
1 room txrv ..storir;- s ' : "
Your correspondent i;.ar.' been o:
;lie sick list f or sever.V weeks ;a)d ui
less he improves ,will-"iipt; be' ciblc..' t
attend the.fair; so mtwi "deirfd... , :
Ernest . "Laughter- Iiauloi aHload Jof
snap beans , to : 'Spartanhnrg county
markets last' week.-- ' ; ; .
' : So far ' we i haveT. had the . liicest
weather savhg - feed, : making f syrup,
gathering beans and -peas, "ever. , -
: Irish potatoes,. turnips,' cabbage,
etc., will , be, scarce this winter
v A petition .is being circuiatCd; for
$15,000 bond issue .'for the : county
home ; but people seem to want some
guarantee that it will be - used - for
that purpose. . ' .
TRYON R, 1. ,
At the Community -Fair at. Colum
bus, every one seemed to enjoy every
moment of the dayahd every mo
ment seemed to say, there's - some
thing better onthe way, yes. a sure
enough better Polk County, Fair., e're
this reaches us- The talks "given by
Miss . Cassiday -and Mr. Lawrence
were most splendid and benificial to
those who' are preparing 1 exibits for
the fair. My, ' what more perfect
weather could we ask, like the ) little
bear's mush neither cold or hot just
right. : '
Misses .Esther and Sue Gibbs spent
the lovely afternori of pet 5th 1919,at
Walnut Grove. .'."' '
Miss Elsie and Mr. Walter Edwards
spent the week-end at Hill Girt N. C.
Mersers Hoyt Strickleyn and L.
Green of Spartanburg were visiting
lMrE.;H. Edwards and family
motored 1 to Chimney' Rock. Paul
Hamilton also wheeled the trip, to
view old mother nature's grand exhib
Mr. Sams look out for the bunch
of grass promised. ,It will.be at the
Fdid.HamiItonV - ; ;.: ..' ;;
THE HOME PAPER'S PURPOSE
. - The NEWS would be glad to give
credit to the writer of the following
editorial which sums up concisely the
local newspaper. But since we dp
not know who was . responsible for it,
instead of taking refuge in the well
worn "Exchange" tacked on at the
end of the editorial,' we take this
method of acknowledging our debt to
the man who wrote it. The editorial
Our state is dotted with villages,
in each of which one or more news
papers are published. They do not
claim to be a review of the world.
These country 1 newspapers appear
faithfully week after week, recording
the happenings of the neighborhood,
lending assistance to the unfortunate
sympathy and consolaticn to the be
reaved, chronicling .with pardonable
pride any improvements in the com
munity and bringing to the fireside a
record of happenings that are of more
importance to the readers than the
crowning of George V as emperor of
India. , - ' j, .
The country newspaper is of inesti
mable value in maintaintaining the
moral and financial standard of the
community. , It is something i"n which
the entire neighborhood can feel a
common interest. It is deserving of
the steady support, not only of the
home folks, but also of those who look
back with cherished memories to their
life in the country town
Road building is becoming a science
and instead of having the work donei
under the competent direction of
county or town bfficils, the" states are
assuming the responsibility of con
trol, with excellent results. In Mas
sachusetts road making under the su
pervision i)f state officials has become
ancart and, as a consequence the old
Bay state sis creating a system of
highways which has few equals any
where. Incidentally, as a direct re
sult ofjthe construction of good roads
the value of country property in Mas
sachusetts has considerably increas
ed. ? If good roads will ' so increase
the value of farm property in the old
eastern states, what may we not ex
pect jar this country ? We are all
equally interested in good Toads. Let's
FOR SALE: -Ford Touring Car in
good 1 condition (looks and mechanic
ally! will sell, reasonable. Write ox
call L. C. Pace,' Saluda, N C.
' JFOR SALE Between : two " and
three tons Soy, Bean hay; well cured
and in first-class "condition." Can be
seen at Miss Carver's barn m Paco-
let valley. Miss' F. Hudson. -
. J -- " "v -- 1 ' ... . ; . . 3 in .ii-,M v 1 ,. . m 1 7
COMPULSORY , ATTENDANCE
An Act to Provide for the; Compul
sory Attendance Upon the Public
Schools of Children Between Cer
tain Ages and to Regulate and Re
strict the Employment )f Children
and to Provide for the Enforcement
i of the Provisions of this Act and of
Chapter 83 Public Laws of 1913,
and Chapter 857, Public , Laws of
The General Assembly of North Car
olina do enact: .
, JSection 1. Every 'parent, guardian
or other, person in the State of North
Carolina having charge 'or control of
a child between the ages of eight and
fourteen, years shall cause such child
to attend school continuously for a
period equal to the time which the
public school in the district in which
the. child resides shall be in session.
The orinciDal. sunerindent. or
teacher who is ih charge of such
school shall have the right to excuse
the child from temporary attendance
oh account of sickness or distance of
residence from the school or for oth
er unavoidable Cause which does not
constitute truancy as defined by the
State Board of Education.
Set. 2. Any -parent, guardian, or
other person referred, to in section
one of this act, violating, the provis
ions of the aforesaid section, shall be
guiicy 01 a misdemeanor, ana upon
conviction shall be liable to a fine of
not less than five dollars($5) nor
more, than tventy-five dollars ($25)
and upon failure or refusal to pay
such fine the said parent, guardian, or
other) person shajl be imprisoned not
exceeding thirty days in the county
. Sec. 2a; . It shall be the duty of the
State Board of Education to formu
rfete-such rules and regulations as may.
be necessary for the proper enf ore-
ment of the provisions of this act.
Said board shall prescribe what shall
constitute truancy, what causes may
constitute legitimate excuses for tern-
porary nonattendance due to physical
or mental inability to attend and un
der what circumstances teachers.or
superintendents may excuse pupils
for nonattendance due to immeditae
demands of the farm or the home in
certain seasons of the year ih the
several sections of the State. It
shall be the duty of all school officials
to carry out , instructions from the
State Board of Education, and any
school official failing to carry , out
such instructions shall be;"guilty of a
misdemeanor: Provided, that sec
tion one of this act shall not - be in
force in any city or counjtyithat has a
higher compulsory law now in force
than that provided herein; but in any
such case it shajl be the duty of the
duty of the State Board of Education
to investigate the same and ; decide
that any such law now in force has
a higher compulsoryv attendance fea
ture than that provided by this act :
Provided, that wherever any district
is without adequate building or build
ings for the proper; enforcement of
this act the county boards of educa
tion may be allowed vnot more . than
two years from July the first, one
thousand nine hundred and nineteen,
to make full and ample provisions"!
every district. '
Sec. 3 The superintendent of
public welware or 'chief, school" atten
dance officer or truant officer proided
for by, law shall investigate and pro
secute all violations of the provisions
of section one of this act.
Sec. 4. "The State Superintendent
of Public Instruction 'shall prepare
such rules of procedures and furnish
such blanks f or teachers and other
school officials' as may be necessary
for reporting each case of truancy or
lack of attendance to the chief atten-
dance officer referred
to in section
three hereof. Such rules
vide among other things, for a noti
fication in- writing to the person re
sponsible for the nonattendance of
any child, that the case is, to be re
ported to the chief attendance officer
of the county unless the . law is im
mediately complied with County
boards of :, education and governing
bodies of city schools shall have the
right to appoint town or district at
tendance officers : when deemed by
them necessary, to assist in carrying
out the" provisions of section one, two,
three, and four of this act; and the
rules and instructions which may be
promulgated by the State Superinten
dnt of .Public Instruction. v But in ev
ery case in which it - becomes neces-
sary to proscuf;e for non-attendance
POLK COUHTY FARM A!ID HOME DEPARTTiEMT
Edited by J. R. Sams, County Agent.
SHORT TOr ICS.
Don't neglect that pasture
milk cow can't dd her best on a
and briar pasture.
.Then so much' valuable time is lost
in pulling a cow around by means of a
rope around her head.
Then think of the expense of buy
ing rope, it will soon amount to
enough to fence the pasture.
Then besdes, how' would you like
to be roped out on(a dry place for
your living with here and there a
mouthful as it might happen to be in
your reach? : , r
More also, just think about being
tied out in the hot sun with little to
eat and no water, to drink, and just
be compelled to stand there till some
thing came along and led you to wa
ter. Just a little such ' object lessons
practiced on us, would make us think
and when ' we thought a little, we
would get busy and change things.
Andnow, yes, right now, is the
time to do ,the fall sowing of grass
seed for the permanent pastures.
Write to any good seed company
for pasture mixture and they will be
glad to serve you. They all sell good
Many farmers have what they call
a pasture ; but bushes, briars and
weeds, have choked " the grass but.
Cut these things out and 'see whatan
improvement will be in your pasture
next year. " -
Sow-Tye and vetch, or winter oats
and vetch for a hay crot next -April.
Right now is the time, and crops are
shoiVand hay will be high and scarce
next spring; so don't neglect itdo it
the case shall be referred to the chief
attendance officer of the county for
further action: Provided, tlv't in
towns or cities having special tend
ance officers paid out of town or city
funds said officers shall have full au
thority to, prosecute for violations of
this. act. . : -
bee. 5. No child under the age of
fourteen years shall be employed, or
permitted to work in, or about or in
connection with any. mill, factory,
cannery, workshop, manufacturing
establishment, laundry, bakery, mer
cantile establishment, office, hotel,
rstaurant, barber shop, bootblack
stand, public stable, - garage, place of
amusement," brick yard, lumber yard,
or any messenger or delivery service
except in cases arid under regulations
prescribed by the commission herein
after created: Provided, the employ
ment in this sectjon enumerated shall
not be construed , to include bona fide
boys' and girls' canning clubs recog
nized by, the Agricultural Department
of this. State; and such canning clubs
are-hereby expressly exempted from
the provisions of this act.
ellt JA"ha" the. dut7 . of
the county boards of education of each
county in the State of North Caro
lina to cause this act to be published
in full in some newspaper ; published
in the county if there vbe one, and if
there be none, then in circular form
and distributed over the county at
least four weeks prior to the opening
of the schools after the first day of
July, one thousand nine hundred and
OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
Public "education in Polk Cpunty,
and every other county' in North
Carolina for that matter, has made
too little provision to meet the differ
entiated needs of its citizens. I mean
by that just this; all the boys and
girls -In our county are, no more men
tally and industrially alike than they
are physically alike. And . yet we
have never taken account that in or
der to meet this varied educational
need it is necessry "to provide these
things in the public educational re
gime that permit the boy who has a
special adaptability along certain
lines to have an opportunity of testing
himself out. This means also -that
$2.00 A' YEAR'
now and you will be
; Make a thorough preparation and
sow your wheat cropyrby Oct. 18, . '-nd
get good seed and use acid phospl. to
16 per cent, on good land, and succet
A COW'S PRAYER
The following , prayer of a' cow
should be posted in every barn, just
as. the orginal is posted on a placard
in the cow-barns of the Carnation
Stock Farms. If such a prayer waa
answered by a American cow-owners
we would soon see some new and
larger production figures:
"I am a mill: machine. - -, ... .".. ,
"I ask only for proper food, and
care I will produce rich, pure, sweet
"The more care given me, the more
and -better milk I will ? produce I
want to do it because it is mjr life's
work, v :
"Please remember, dear master, I
must work twenty-four hours each
day that I can produce milk, both
night and morning." In order to pro
duce the maximum effiency, I must
work under favorable conditions.
"I must have good food from rich
1 must have pure water and
must have plenty ol fresh air. I
must not be compelled to stand out
in the rain or the boiling sun.
"Do not tie my head so that lean
not protect myself from . the pesty
flies, and so I cannot lie down and
rest with ease and comfort. If I
must be tied in a stall, wash and
brush me regularly, tso : that foreign
dust arid vdirt willnot get Vinto ' my
milk. Please look after my- hoof a
'and keep them healthy. . .
,- "Please do not swear at me and
strike me. - , : - r x
"I like to be petted often.
"Kind words also will help make me
happy and contented."
the erirl who Hops l?w AitxM -
may have the chance of taking
something that she does like and that
will function in her Hf hnth
and future. In order that this con;
dition may exist it will be , necessary
to make larger provisions from the
standpoint of money and equipment
than we have been making.
The above leads 'us naturally to tfce
consideration of another factor in
pur educational life arid development:
that of funds. Every one almost
without exception is saying.' what is '
th( TiPPPfisitv on mi-KitL n..n nr.
used to run our schools on less funds,
somebody is making money at the
taxpayers expense. Consider f orY a
moment the cost of living expenses
to day and at any other period within"
the last ten years and you iir find
that they are almost trebIeu. Con
sider the wages paid the untrained
laborer to day and that of five or ten
VP9TC lO cm n-rA itmi 1.1 At-f
j ww. , uuu uu oce me sttuiie uuug
holds. Compare the taxes paid ; for
the administration of the county af
fairs, educational, physical, ate. - and
Vnil tirirl thof tViA ramn... ,L.. 1
-about twelve and one half: per cent.
Is there any. economical comparison?,
Can we hope that educational and de
velopmental interests, of the I county
can meet the new demand that are be
ing made upon tnemwhen such" con
ditions exist? Can we expect to give
bur boys and girls that differentiated
opportunity . educationally ; that they
should have wfegn we are not able to
give thein , the three . R's so effectively
on account of the low salary that we
are paying our teachers?.', '
These are some of the .; questions
mat you are ask to seriously consider
before the special meeting on the
second Saturday in . ' November, and
come to this meting and let us reason
together, and plan together, and work
together in 6rder4that we may - more
effectively discharge the sacredobli
gations .that rests , upon us as citizens
of a great and free country.
J E. W. . S. COBB, County Supt. i
Saving Oilcloths T
' Oilcloth when used to cover tables
will last much longer If the tables first
be covered with paper, well rubbed
with machine oil, , to keep the nafltr
side of the oilcloth moist.