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TRYON, N. C FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31 , ,1919.
$2.00 A YEAR
e1t,n, of Gstisral Intere.t Gathered By 9'ur CorretpoadenU From Var
Pratt filled'his regular, appoint-.
ite a good congregation. His
qUl -a n strone missionary ap-
on , to hold up the
j to tne yt " .
of the missionaries.
lD q Caldwell will preach
Rev. A- 0'
h Jiv at "
Sunday scnoui ow uv", v
of Tryon, is
. Jnlian Hester
; ..;ol fvnininc in hnsierv I
2. pritviv.i w... 0 ... j a
He flies DacK ana
irth every day.
this place to spartanDurg sev-
months ago. a lew aays ago
and his iamiiy rei-uiiicu w jyuu
L a transfer truck of Spartanburg
i j their nuuscnuiu ucwiigmgo
Li thev returneu lu me v-iuy ui oui,-
L What fluxuating people we are.
A representative 01 me r eaerai
Lpartment of uaucauon ana irroi.
CobLvisited the lynn scnooi iasc
jjcnday-several pictures, made of
le buildings and a close inspection
of geneial conditions maae.
Mrs. K- v'""1"1""
'dersonville, has been securea as mu-
instructor for Lynn ana ,lryon
i . i j..
l00ls, both vocal ana instrumental.
Wheelwright has haa many
bars experience in teaching, having
taught in city schools of Hnderson
ville and other places. She will teach
sight singing in the various grades
raice a week. She has over twenty
jstrumental and voice pupils enrolled
tokgin. Music is one of our greats
eSaeeds and we wish Mrs Wheel
im'At the greatest success and . a
itamg cooperation of the peopl.
Irs. P. N. Hood was in Henderson
ille on a shopping trip, last week.
Mr. T. A Rippy made a business
trip to Spartanburg and TSlacksburg.
last week. . - '
Mr. D. M. Newman, of Spartanburg
was driving a Ford roadster last Sun
day, of a recent purchase.
Mr. Shefard Nicktinson, of Union,
S. C, was visiting the hosiery mill
one day last week.
Mr. John Rhodes who is wielding
aw and hammer at Lockhart, S. C,
visited his family, last week-end.
The many friends of Sgt. Otho
Parker, was glad to see him in Lynn
2gain looking hale and showing jeVejy
evidence of being well kept. He is
stationd at Camp Mead., '
Mr. D. A. Goodman was in Lynn
last Saturday long enough to sell his
house and lot he had owned for 'sev
eral years. iWe are informed that
Chas Edwards Jr. was the purchaser.
Mr. R. H. Metcalf, with his nephew,
fierce Metcalf, went to Flat Rock
and Hendersonville on a visit, one day
A petition has been sent Secretary
of State, J. Bryan Grimes, Raleigh,
asking that he issue a charter
acorporating the Lynn school dis
Wct This petition was signed by a
lar?e number of thA citizens of the
Strict. This seems to us a very
Progressive step, -as it practically
sves the power over the whole dis
nci to enforce the law. So far as
dliner rnmrminitxr afl,iY.c ie -arsis
Ue possible by an act of the last
''siature. We believe that Lynn is
aJt if not the first to -ask fr - a
barter, nnf r,l,r rn, Kut
e whole State. We hotift we have
f acted too previous and that it will
ot be const.ri.od oo r,cfi -
Prof. W .p trllrvlQ nf OolnJv flmin.
.Upt. of PiiKl,V WQlf; -roe Vipvp
WKlle aftpr to
one dav last. wpoV
A TT . "
F urday night, taking the place of
night, the regular Halloween
e party will be under the. manage-:
111 or the teachers. Various
Iar7,games wiu be played, slight of
"i y Kev. Mr. Black, hobgoblins,
i?J . lots -of fun and a good time
.;nments served. The proceeds
go to the Polk County Soldiers
stall V scho1 committee have in-
W- couPle sanitary drinking
4id the school building a
M1K lmprovement. Next to come
u De the installation of sanitary toi-
LANDRUM ROUTE 4.
To the News Tryon N. C. We are
having fine weather for picking cot
ton though rather warm at present.
Rev. W. L. Barr's wife "and M)r. and
Mrs. W. H. Cantrell motored to Car
aleen one day last week.
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Horn- were in
Spartanburg Saturday shopping.
Mrv B.E. Hinsdale and .children
spent Sunday at"the home of Mr.
W. F. Greenway.
Mr. and Mrs. Ladson Horn made a
business trip to Rutherfordton Wed
" Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Greeaway were
in Landrum Saturday.
with his father, A. Horn,
withe his father A. Horn.
The many friends of- ; Mr. James
TT ' i v.a
norn oi Meivin Hill will be sorry to
know of his seriou.- illneso.
Mr. G. A. Branscom attended Sun
day school at Mill Creek Sunday.
Mtrs. Frank Giles visited Mrs. Otis
The many friends of Mr. C. C.
Hinsdale are glad to know he is im
Mr. W. W. Gilbert from Inman S. C.
was in this section last Sunday.
Mr. C. C. Greenway went to Coolie
Springs Sunday as usual.
Kew iryf Latest Coal Market.
arkenrr? city Is the largest coal
eMn the United States.
SCHOOL BUDGET POLK COMITY FOB 1919-20 POLK COUNTY FARM AND HOME DE
Below we publish the school budget for Polk County for the year 1919
20 as submitted by the Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners, Charles
Davenport; showing the name of school, school Census for T918, average attend
ence, name and monthly salary of teachers, incidental and building funds.
Sterrns H. S,"
161 58 44
We have been having a good deal of
cloudy rainy .weather lately and cot-
on looks to, be somewhat damaged as
Mrs. M. E. Horton and duaghter
'ernie of Inman, also the Misses
Sanders motored thru here .Sunday.
Mr. W. A. Reed and family con
template returning to Allegheny
some time soon.
There will be Communion services
here next Friday evening.
Mrs. J. E. J ones has moved from
here . ot her father-in-law's Mr.
S. P. Jones, of Brooklyn, S. C.
A good deal of cotton was marketed
rom here last weekL as the price
seemed fairly, good. L
Mr. Tom Waldrop has gone to
Henrietta on business.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Stacy were vis
iting relatives at Sandy Plains last
Green River and. Melvin Hill de
bated here last Saturday night. Green
River won the decision.
Melvin Hill will go to Green River
for a . . joint debate next Saturday
Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Morris of Hen
rietta visited relatives here last Sun
IMr. and Mrs. G. C. Feagan motored
up to visit the tatter's aunt, Mrs.
Toney, of Sandy 'Plains Sunday.
-o . '
- ; X . '
Ml. Lebanon j
27 , 18
47 ' 29
. Teacher Salary
H.S.Prin. 175 175 50
Emma McNinch 90
Mrs,T.M.Jofi nson 65
Mrs J.W.Jack 70
Mrs. J. W, Arledge 65 15
E. L. Shelton ' 65 15
Myrtle Pack 65 15
Margaret Burge 65 .15
Nellie Constance 96 15
Letha Barber 65 30
New Teacher 65
Viva Wingo 100 175 J5
Miss McLean -65
Miss Jackson 65
Miss Buchanan 65
Mr. Griffith ; 70
New Teacher 65
R. D. Gray 100
Hattie Rhodes ' 65
New Teacher 65
Elizabeth Thompson 65
Greens Creek H. S
MILL SPRING ROUTE 1.
- 157 29
Mrs. F. Arledge
N. G. Constance
W. S, Young
F. C. Stevens
A. G. Hamrick
Millie Rogers ;
K. O. Huskey
Mrs. T.r Steadman
' Bess Jackson .
Mrs. A. Womack
Elizabeth Thompson 65
Clara Feagan 75
Bertha Dalton 65
Mrs. J. W. Arledge 75
Esther Gibbs '
Mr. J. R Sams, was in this
Mr. A. A. Edwards went to Colum
bus on business Wednesday.
Mr. Bert Edwards was a caller on
Broad River-Sunday. ;..
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Elliott and
children" attended service at Rock
Spring Sunday also Miss - Minnie
Mr. Frank Mills of near Big Level
visited Mr. Ralph Edwafds JSaturaay.
Mr. Aden Green made a short call
at Mr. A. A. Edwards Sunday after
Mr. Jim Egerton of near Rock
Springs visited Mr. J. C. Grimn bun-
day afternoon. M
'Messrs' Johnie and Yates Dalton oi
Mill Spring was in this section Sun
dayv - . '
.Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Ji;awaras were
the guests at the home of Mr J. B.
Owehby, Sunday, also Rev. M. Hyder.
Misses Vinetta and Vernie nyaer
visited Misses ' . Maggie oue
Gilreath Edwards Sunday afternoon.
Mr. V. B. Hyder attended services
at Big Level Sunday and led the ping
ing. Large crowd present. s ...
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Boney Wil
son, a girl, Friday night. , ;
Misses Bertha andMaggie -Lee Ed-
wards yisitedv the Wilson
Sunday last. : ,
' Alhprta Edwards
Gilreath was on the Broad River farm
Friday . . , ' ' - fT,
Wonder what has become of the
Big" Level correspondent I Wake up
and 'come again. ;
Union Grove 31 21 M. H. Holbert 45 10
St Paul 42 20 Ruth Williams 45 10
Tryon 92 74 M. L. Harrison 45 20
Consolidated 81 i 56 G. E. Hogue 50 20 500
Coxes 63- 37 Mrs. Hogue' 45
Stony Knoll 30 20 O. F. Briscoe 45 10 .
Pea Ridge . 78 52 J. D. Jones 45 10
" , , Jas. Richardson 50 20
Saluda 24 ! 20 Janie Beatty 45
Mrs. W. E. Reider 45 10
Under head of average attendance, the first column represents Elementary
and the second column High School Students.
,1''. Salaries Rural Teachers, six months
2-Salarv Countv Superintendent ... . .....
3. Salary City Teachers, six months ( including two--thirds
salary City Supt) )
a Tryon Special Charter School ... .... 2,580
4. Salaries School Adult Illiterates .... 650
5 Total Teachers Salary Fund (total items 1, 2, 3 4) ....... ..$32,250
APPORTIONMENT FROM STATE
6. Salarie Rural Teachers, three months ...... ... $13,760
6. One-half salary Co. Supt.......... .. 750, '
8. Salaries Cjjfey Teachers, three months (including ,
one-third salary City Supt.) . . . .... .... 1,290
9. -. Schools i Adult Iliterates.... .............. 325
10. Total State apportionment (total items 6, 7. 8, 9) ...... .$16,125
11. (a) Amt. of Salary Fund to be raised by special countv tax
(difference between items 5 and 11) ......... .$16,125
-(b) Rate of tax necessary on each $100 . assessed value of - ...
property ................... 63 cents
35 cents levied.
BUILDING FUND: , 1 ' ;
12. New buidings and sites. ....... . . . .$2,fl.O -
13. Repairs,. . ...... . . 125
14. Furniture andj Apparatus ....... ..... '. ...... .. 965
15. Rural Libraries':..... ...... .... ... ' .60
16. - Total Building Fund (items 12, 13, 14, 15) $3,900
INCIDENTAL EXPENSE FUND: ... ,
Administrative Expenses: , ... "
17. Traveling , expense and per diemof County board of
Education... r. .... ........$150 .
18. Expenses of County Superintendent . . . . . . ..... ... ,170
20; Stationery, fuel, etc. for County Superintendent's office 30
21. Total (items 17 18, 20)........ ...... A.. ..A....... ...$350
Expenses of Operation and Maintenance
Fuel... .......CVW. ...... ...... ...... ........$1,135
Janitors...... ...... .. ... 200
School Supplies .1 . ...... . . 60
Rent ...... ..... 60 -
Census... . . . . ........ ..... ,95
. . . , .... ;-
Edited by J. R. Sams, County Agent.
Well, the communitv fairs and Polk
County Fair for 1919 are over and
what was done, is done forever and
cannot be undone; nor done over; but
he future is before us and the all im
portant question is, what shall we do
in 1920 ? What will I do ? What
will you do, to make my : condition,
vour condition and conditions for all
humanity better? I had the pleas
ure of judging the community fairs
in the rich old county of Buncombe
and outside of pure bred live stock
our fairs compared favorably and
Mill Sparing and Cooper Gap fairs ex-
cellea some of .Buncombe even in this
respect. But all this, is in . the"7"' past.
Now is the harvesting time and it be
hooves everyone to save, to the limit.
Save every nubbin of corn. Save the
shucks, fodder and stalks of the corn;
save every boll of cotton, and see that
the soy beans, corn field beans and
cow peas are saved. I see bushels
and bushels of . cow peas going to
waste in the fields. Of course this is
not a complete loss, as they are a
valuable fertilizer, but they are much
more valuable saved for animal and
human food. Then, now is the time
to plan for next year's crop. Wheat
shouia b sown right away, or not
sown at all;, rye and winter vetch
should be sown on good land for hay
next spring and for soil improvement.
if you can't get the vetch seed, which
may be sown with rye till Nov. 20,
then sow rye. alone. Plair now for
the next year s corn crop. ; Don't plan
for too many acres; but for better
acres better prepared and better culti
vated and aim for more corn per acre:
Then look well to the selection of
seed corn for next year's seed is all
important and should be selected lirst
m the field second when shucked third
when shelled and in selecting seed
corn don t let minor things influence
ynur judgment too much; com is
what we are after and the first con
sideration is to select from stalks
that under average conditions pro
duce the most corn we want uni
formity "in appearance and, beauty of
ears 'etc." but: iSoTn on the cob should
be first consideration. Our commun
ity fairs showed clearly who " were
producing the best corn and there is
the place to go for good seed corn and
then by careful selection keep it up to
standard and still improve it.
Don't get the idea that you can set
better seed by sending far away
seed right onyour own farm properly
selected and grown from year to year
is better than imported seed. When
I montion seed corn selection I mean
seed of every conceivable kind, even
flower seed should be selected from.
the finest blooms and most vigorous
plants. . Variation is nature's way of
developing the most beautiful as well
as the most useful,1 so we should study
this way nature has of doing things
and profit thereby. Once again, and
this will not be the last time you will
1 '1. ' J T : 'li T 11
near it, ii x remain . witn you m roiK
county and that is your soil. What
did you do last year to improve your
soil, and what wilLyou do next year
to improve it? You cannot improve
your crops unless you improve your
soil. 1 was invited last week to visit
a prominent farmer's home. Next
morning we went out on the farm
and he asked me why a certain field
had quit yielding good crops of corn
and cotton. I told him because he had
robbed the soil. I asked him what
God would require of a man who
would rob another. He replied, res
titution. He said when Zacheus was
converted he repaid four fold. , When
a man robs his soil of its fertility
without returning something for the
next crop, he is in every sense a rob
ber, though our civilization- has not
yet advanced to that stage where he
can be prosecuted as such. May the
time speedily come that a farmer
with worn out lands "will be looked
upon as a criminal against the laws
of nature, whieh are the laws of God.
Now to the task. Will not every
farmer in Polk-cunty, be he small or
large, be he tennant or land holder,
make this strong resolution and make
it good; that he will stop one or more
gullies on his place if he has any, and
make some grass grow where the gul
ly was. Here is our everlasting pro
gram; 1st, soil improvement; 2nd,
better crops; 3rd live stock and its
care; 4th markets for all farm pro
ducts. This was the all important
question last year; they will be this
year and on and on 'through the suc
ceeding years ahead. Now how can
we as a people best carry out " these
ideas and make them -rractical and
bring results? The Book of all books
says, "come now and let us reason to
gether sayeth the Lord." It was ap
plicable to the times when Isaiah
spoke it, and it is applicable in our
owrf times. This cominsr toeether
and reasoning about things applies to
farmers just as it aoes to tne cnurcn,
to; lawyers, to bankers or any other
chiss of mankind. Last year we tried
to conduct some Farmers' Clubs in
various sections of the county. Many
good results have come from them.
This year. we want these clubs to ac
complish much more and other , clubs
to organize and do a great deal of
Now a word., in conclusion,. We
want to encourage as never before, a
Polk County Good Will Spirit. Let ,
every man and woman in the county
recognize his neighbor as jus brother.
Because this is true and let us recog
nize this fact. We air have faults.
Let everyone first see his own faults,
and acknowldge it, andt then aid his
neighbor in getting rid 'of his faults.
Paul said, "Let love be without dis
semination." Henry Drummond said
"love was the greatest thing in-the
world and wrote a whole book about
iti If a great soulUike Henry Drum
mond can so think about love; then
let us catch the inspiration and both
nreach and act srood will to all man
kind as we will pass this way but
once, and our farm toils will become ,
sweet and pleasant duties, instead of
toiling, tiresome drudgery. The
world is upside down, capital and la
bor (so called) are at logger heads.
Agriculture is both capital and labor
and yet the world has not recognized
this fact. Let us see to it""that at
least in Polk county, we will do our
whole duty in soil improvement, pro
ducing better crons at less expense -,
and labor, improve the live stock on.
our farms, meet together ana neip
work out better markets1 and home
life, for-our people, and do our bit in "
spreading the cement of . Brotherly
Love, and kindness that will solve all.
labor quarrels, and all disputes sub
ject to mankinds v " " .
: J. R. SAMS, . County Agent.,
THE HELPING HAND.
The Heping Hand. Society ..held its
first annual meetting for- the season
of 1919-20 on Tuesday, October 22nd,
at the home of the President, Mrs.
This society has been - in existence
for pver ten years npw and stands in
this town for what in largr cities
would be termed "Associated Chari
ties." ? The society is dependent, entirely
upon the annual membership dues of
50c, and such donation as are. made
from time to time by those interested.
Every citizen of Tryon should feel
the responsibility of aiding in the
work of the Helping Hand, and pay
at least the membership dues, but .un
fortunately like many other organi
zations undertaken in the interest of
the many, is is supported only by the
The objject of this notice is to lay
this fact before the public in the hope
of a generous response. .
Does the public realize that the
Helping Hand Society investigates
all cases of sickness and need report
ed to it, and leaves no stone unturned
to relieve such cases?
Does the public realize that it is
saved much trouble and expense -by
the efficient work, of the Society ?
Out of respect and consideration. ,
to those who need the Helping. Hand
no tabulated report is given out, but
the officers are ready at any time to
prove to those interested that it's
work is potent and profound. ' -
It is not possible to canvass the
town for subscriptions but it is ear
nestly hoped by the undersigned of
ficers that all who read this notice ;
will allow the information to awaken '
their conscience to the needs oj the
Helping Hand which is trying to min
ister to all and through all to those
who look , to us in times of stress and
by a Helping Hand to emphasize ' the..
Fatherhood of God and the Brother-,
hood of man. ,.
Mrs. John Orr ' President. '
Not Done in That Reckless Way...-
Minden Courier "A few years ago
Mr. spent $2.50 for advertising
without drawing any crowd to . 'his
store, so he is convinced that It
doesn't pay." Boston Transcript
... .. 500,
. . ... 375
28. Professional Study ............
29. All other expenses (itemize)
Notes repaid. .. .............
State Loan 7...
Contingent fund ...... . . . . . . .
; Co. Supt. Public Welfare.
30. Total (items 22 to 29 inclusive) .. $6,535
31. City schools, building and expense funds (see budget attached: .
(a) Tryon Special tax city .$250
33. Total building and incidental expense, fund (items -16,
21, 30 and 32).:........ :..$11,035
AVAILABLE FUNDS: .
34. Poll taxl002 polls $1.95 less insolvents and
collection ...... ...... ........ ...... . ..... . ..$1860 .
35. Fines forfeitures and penalties. .. ...... 650
36. Dog taxes 7. . . ; ..... .... '650 '
38. Total "available funds (items 34, 35, 36,37) . . ........... . .$3,160
39. (a) .Additional amount needed to be raised by tax,
credited on salary fund (erase one) ' 7,875
? (b) Rate' of tax necessary on each lQO assessed - y v
. value of property ..... . .. ...... 28 cents
Total tax rate necerssary. (items lib and 39b):.. 91 - cents