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VOL. XXV NO. 27,
Gs,3r4llafn..t Gathered Sjr Ou, Corre.pondeaU From V.riou.
ScIwm of JPolk Coantj
Ruppe filled his regular
at Mountain viev the
,J t WicrVi will TrpnrVi t
MS11 Spring Route 1 writer,
Level if you can. Per-
Vp UP U'S
they have gone, to tne lanaot
Miss Alice McCrain wa,s the dinner
of Miss Aima W)rn, ounuay. '
from this section attenaea
. f--r,fr-t Silver Creek. Sunday.
Ult - . . ill l rr 3 ;
Miss Alma uorn win iave a ueuuay,
iU1 ... 1TT11. . XT
Vovember 4th, ior wmtney, v,.,
hei-e she expects io spenu a xw
months. ; . ; ,
Banett Mcurain ana oy xaciviur-.
0 wie piay visitors of Arthur Jack-
n..oif Inst.. . J " -
sen, auiiuaj - .'- .
Jirs. Alt ha JMcraw was a caner at
Dermis jacKSon s, ounaay p. m.-.
Jackson is having ; , a
TRYON ROUTE 1.
Some on the route donned ghost's
costumes and attended the hallo ween
party at Columbus last Friday night.
Or returning home , met a ghost..
Which ghost scared' -the-, other : the
XI Lit 1 ll J
worst. However mey an ..reported a
scary, enjoyable time, .'
Messrs. S.B. Edwards and family,
F. B. Nance and family, Ray Edwards
and wife, were visitors on our route,
Sunday. ' .,
Mr. George Biggerstaff arwj family
lere after church guests of 'Mr. Otis
Jfaldrop, Sunday. ': ' . V . . j ;
Miss Bessie Hamilton isv studying
viora from Sungerland's cprrespon
dence school of music," Chicago. "T
Mr. George Biggerstaff -entertained
last night with an old-fashiond husk
ing bee. A good supper was enjoyed
by all. ' ' ;r";;.: " 4 i""
Mrs. Jake Browppe and Mrs." Jake
Holbert went shoppinsr at the cotton
market, last week.'- ''. j -. .
1 he result of the conference to.' us
is, we are sorrv to bid Rev."1: E. L.
Shelton good-bye,, - but?: gladly receive
Rev. W. J. Hackney as our pastor at
Bethlehem. S ' --':
Hurrah for the NEWS and all of
Misses Mae and. Odessa Mills are
on a visit to relatives in Spartanburg.
They will also attend the fair and cir
cus while there. ' -
Mr. Gordon Johnson, of Arden, N.
C, a former student of Stearns . High
School, spent the week-end here.
wfe are glad to note that Mrs. F.
il. Burgess, who has been suffering
from a fall, is improving.
Mr. Boney Arledee. of . Silver
Creek, was in town Saturday. ;
Mrs. Carnegie had as dinner guests
Sunday, "Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Cloud
Miss Emma McNych
Mrr-Bill Guffey spent the week-end
oaluda. . - :
Mr. Robert Hill is visiting relatives
r. and Mrs. John Dalton spent
naay with ,Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Bur
Don't forget ,the educational rally
at Ulumbus; Saturday. ;
. Miss Gladys Smith, who is : teach-
"8 at Lynn, spent the week-end with
i i' .
-nr. an(i Mrs Earle Head; 0f Fish-
. spent some time in Columbus last
teK, on business. . ' . '
Bessie Hamilton attended the
fvec'n party, Friday night. '
;ur- Koy Cantrell has returned to
"JS nome ar.H will onnl at
keen's Creek. . '.. V ,;
e!iSS Estdle Walker has heen cali'
a hme on account of the illness of
mother. , ' .-
ur- Jack Guffpv line Taf nrnpH . t.fi his
me at Hutherfordton.., K
MlLL SPRING ROUTE 2.
, it maices us feel young, again
in tv g00d old scho1 bel1' ring'
L ! morning so soon. ,
eeel delighted to see Miss Fea
Dack again after turning
, f four or five schools .to ;
Mrv nnyVieW '
Cool "n B' Hyder and several - from
ove attended Sunday, school
at Big Level Sunday, the repoii raa
good singing. : (
- Mrs. ,J W. Pitts . spent several
hours with Mrs. N. E. Williams Sun
day morning. , . .
Mattie Mae Williams spent Sunday
night with hev sister Penola Ben
nett. :7' ' "i . '.' ' '
Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Gilbert ' were
the guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. G Corn
Sunday. , , ,'
Mr. Frank Dimsdale i spent Sun
day night at N. E. Williams. ' "
Miss Annie Wilson spent Sunday
afternoon at her father's, Mr. T. N.
Wilson's. . . "
Mrs. Lillie Melton is spending , a
few weeks with her cousin Mrs. Wa
vieleen Coggin. v . J.
Mrs. Thos. F, Mills and Mrs. J. W.
Pitts were visitors at Mr. Jessie
Green's; Sunday afternoon.. . i
j-iitiie jueona ljyncn nas been very
ill for the past week. N
Messrs. F. R. Coggin and Frank
Mills made a business trip to Ashe
ville last week.
Mr. and '. Mrs. J. J. Prince and
daughter Ruth spent Wednesday
night at T. M.. Ruppe.
Mr. Bill Jackson from Spartan
burg was home Sunday for a short
spell. . , v
Mr. T. T. Mills made a "business.
trip to Columbus Monday. v
The people in this section have been
very busy taking up sweet potatoes
for the past week.
Several enjoyed a grape' hunt t on
the mountain, Sunday, but best of all
was the beef and gravy withv sweet
potatoes. ; .'. ' -:,
Prayer meeting will be held at
Thos. F.; Mills'. Saturday night
Messrs Ralph' Edwards and Frank
Mills were visitors at J. B. .Wilson's
Misses Gladys and Lizzie Wilson
spent Sunday with their grandmother,
Irs. Delphia Wilson, on route 1. .
Come on Maple Grove with your
news and fill in your space.-
We don't want to' be slackers in
anything we can do." .
The Sunday -school was very well
attended' at Cooper Gap, Sunday. -
Mr. Hobart Whiteside' visited his
cousins, Masses Lrrace ana uma uidds
last Sunday. '. ;
Miss lnaHill visited Miss Eva
Spicer, Sunday. . - ;
Misses Thurcey and Leona Burnett
also Mr. Tolbert Odell were guests
of Misses Grace and Oma Gibbs, Sun
Mrs. Bonnie Corn spent the week
end at her mothers', Mrs. Searcy's. ..
Mrs. U. S. Gibbs and son, WHburn,
visited Mrs. J. W. Biddy on last -Wed
nesday. ; ;
Miss Vada Haynes is at home, af
ter spending a few months at". Chim
ney Rock. " v" '- ".
Mr. Ernest Ruff has returned home
from Spartanburg, Sy. CI, where he
has been at work for -some time.
Mrs. M. N. Burnett was the guest of
her mother, Mrs. Sue Wilson , on last
Sunday. , x ' . -
The church at Cane Creek has been
repainted and we sure have , a nice
church now; Rev. Morris will ;be
there on next third-Sunday. Every
body invited ot come. - , C
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ABO LINE u NEWS
We hear quite a little talk of th
"flu" in this section now. However
it seems to be milder in its effects and
shorter, in duration than it was last
year. . :
Mr. E. C. Davidson, who has been
WW in Finierville, S. C, for the
past year, moved , back to his home,
Tuesday. He is welcomed by all his
neighbors. . ' ' .
Mr. J. I. Ridings and wife spent
STinday afternoon with Mr. J. C. Da-
vis " ; ' ' ' ''" ""' ' ' ;
-A goodly number were present at
Mrs, Thomas Hayes' Sunday af ter-
Wrd an excellent sermon
delivered by Rev.'Jack Tate. ; ,
' Dreaming of
Tn dream of cats is
said not to be
. m ' M.
lucky. If yu
dreamt of a blacK cat,
are active; to De-Ditten
bv one indicates
are ibout, when, a
n 'dream: .while
cat follows you iu
to dream you are
stroking one means
beware ol iaiw
TRYON, N C FWDAYi NOVEMBER 7 , 1919.
"AMERICAN FIRST . AND .
- CIA FOREVER"
V - . .;
A DECLARATION OF PRINCIPLES
By the Citizen's Patriotic League.: of ;
? ! Covington, Ky: j
( Manufacturers Record, Baltimore,
Md..) y :,
First We believe in tlieN Constitu
tion of the iJ'nited States as the writ
ten basis of the most perfect system
of government ever devised- by the'
mind of man. 9 .
. Second We believe in the ' flag of
our land, as the perfect V emblem, of
that for which our nation has stood
liberty,, equality and justice to all over
whom it waves. . ; r .
; Third We believe; that these priv
ileges are the equal property of every
citizen of this country without refer
ence to his. 5 ancestry or birth, and,
that, therefore, his country has the
right to ; demand of him his undivided
allegiance in peace and in war, under
all circumstances, likewise ' without
reference to birth o ancestry.
. Fourth--We : believe that in the
hour, of danger the Constitution and
the fllag demand the loyal service and,
if need be, the life of every citizen of
these United States, and that the man
who, in such an homy withholds either
service or blood is a bastard v citizen
and no true son of. America.
Fifth We .believe that" the danger
to the nation and its principals is,
greater 'and more insidious today than
at any hour during the active. hostili
ties of the recent past. L s :
Six Wle believe that . , this danger
arises from several t sources, namely :
(a) German propaganda wtiich is'
ever with us, albeit under a new guise
each day; : '
(b) - Appeals to racial prejudice" in
political effort, which we unqualified
ly ' condemn ; as un-American . ' and
therefore, dangerous; , ,
A C) Socialism j ; vhether radical or
otherwise; ' v; ;
(d) The presence of f millions of
illiterate foreigners incapable of
comprehending or appreciating either
the principles or the - blessings of
American, institutions, and formings
most ready, l and willing agency
through which both German pro
paganda and Socialistic , principles are
(e)Z Weak-kneed or conscienceless
politicians, who skillfully refrained
from offending the ; traitors amongst
us during the war and are now striv
ing with might and, main to gather
the practical fruit of their treason
able cowardice; . ' ,
(f ) Citizen of any class who put
party before principle, or prejudice
ahead of the weal of the country. 'r
: Seventh We believe that the sal
vation of the nation aemands that
America, ; shall be Americanized, let
ting the progress. hurt where it may.
. Eighth To this end '-, we believe
that certain radical steps of re-construction
must be immediately adopt
ed: (a) Resident aliens of all nation
alities who art incapable qf 'appreciat
ing the blessings of our. institutions
must be deported.
b) Forneign-born citizens who
lave proven their unfitness for' cit
izenship by either open disloyalty in
word or deed, or by seditious inactiv
ity in the times of war, must have the
rights of citizenship withdrawn "and
they ikewise must be deported.
(c) German and other foreign
languages must be banished from all
elementary schools and from public
print and public' speech v alike, save
where they are employed for the pur
pose of Americanizing ; foreign-born
people not yet acquainted . with the
English language; '
(d) All methods and plans for
Americanizing our foreiTi-bbrn popu
lation must be "directed by Americans
whose antecedents and environment
has : given tfiem a clear ooacption of
the principles of ..American institu
tions; ,v V r .-v- -i? . . t
( e ) All immigration must be im
mediately suspended for an indefinite
period. f; ;
Ninth. We believe that German
propaganda must be destroyed, and
with it all Of the spawn which it has
produced social revolution; pussy
footing politicians who seek pro-Ger
man support; race agitation and ag
tators. J : - ' '
r. Tenth We believe that the ballot
is the one and only constitutional
means by which Americans can secure
needed changs of4 governmental policy
and. purpose and that the honest and
lintellignt use of the ballot in placing
in position of responsibility only loy
al Americans without reference to an
cestry, will effectually safeguard our
inherited , rights. t "
Eleventh We: believe that all at-
tempts at coercion in the control of
the Legislative, executive or - judicial
departments of the Government are
un-American, treasonable and' preg
nant with" unspeakablevdanger to the
nation. -: . . .... .
Twelfth We believethat the hour
has. come when every loyal American
who valuer his inheriannce of liberty
ahd loves the- flag ( of his land must
put country firsts and, forgetting
other affiliations," join hands with ' ev
ery loyal f citizen to free America from
its present peril
Then, God helping us all else forgot
we pledge our hands, our hearts, our
lives, our services to America first
and America forever. -
A SOLDIER'S IDEA.
Editor Polk County News,
Tryon, North" Carolina,V '
Dear Sir: - '
' .Willyou allow an ; humble ex-service
man space in. your papeV to pre
sent his jviews to. the poeple of Polk.
Cotmty, with reference to the Polk
County Soldiers Mjonumerit ; Associa
tion and -its purpose. Mr. Thomas C.
Mills", President of this association, in
a recent; issue of the NEWS made an
appeal for memership and subscrip
tions this association, stating that
Mr. W. A. Cannon Secy, and Treas.
Lynn, N, C; will now accept members
for the small sum of twenty-five cents,
and subscriptions of any amount you
f eeljthat you want to give As you al
ready know, the purpose of this asso
ciation is to secure funds' with1 which
to erect in Polk County, a monument
in memory of those fine young men
who gave , their lives, in the war
against Germany. This association, is
worthy of .your jassistance . and v .sup
ports epxyfol County, "re
call for just almoment?T'eTs5tittoii;
iust one year ago, -when nobody on:
earth knew when the war would end,
or what would happen before it ended.
It is diffrent now, the nar is over, we
were victorions, most ofNttie boys who
bore their part so bravelyn the thick
of it are . back home now. Some peo
ple have slipped Jaack into . the rut
again and almost forgotten fhere was
a war, but there are others who have
not. Nov matter -what -experiences
mav have come to anyone out of the
whole sad business, a moments reflec
tion on what was one year ago and
what is now, should make everyone
feel like showing some ; appreciation.
The object of. this letter is, primarily,
to ask that the people of the county
and the Executive Committee of the
Monument Association consider , the
building of something; of benefit to
the county, say for example, a sub
stantial and beautiful bridge over one
of the large streams, on some princi
pal road of the count v. with an arch
at each end of the bridge with a tab
let of stone or bronze fittingly incrib-
ed, that all who ride or walk may read
what Polk County thinks of the con
duct of her sons in the greatest of all
wars, l reaa an editorial in coiners
Weekly, issue of September 13th, un
der, the captian "WHAT THEY
FOUGHT .FOR', which . I desire to
pass on to you. It reads as follows:
"Bronze tablets have an enduring dig
nity. Monuments can be,, and often
are, worthy and impressoive Surely
no one would care to critize the , com
munity which has elected to commem
orate its gratitude to its' herpes in
either-bronze or; stone. But those
communities that have not yet made a
decision might well ask themselves
first just what it was for which these
young men- gave their lives, iney
hoped they were fighting to make this
a better world for men and women to
pass their lives in, and for children to
errow up in. That hope has other
mediums of expression. Parks, hos
pitals, playgrounds, libraries all
these are dedicated in its spirit. m And
what memorial to their death could,
after all, be more fitting jthan invest
ment in the lives for , which they
died?" . I suggest a bridge for the
reason that it is much needed at some
4- - . --4- - J
places and the cost is not so great as
a library, hospital or , other building.
Think it over, than act;
r , ONE' OF THEM.
When Sneezing Was a Bad Omen.
. Sneezing - -from remote times - has
Tseen held "ominous. Our forefathers
went to bed Hgain if hey 'sneezed
while putting on their shoes. A
sneeze to the right was deemed lucky ;
.to the left of evil portent. To sneeze
near a burial place was unlucky.
. Edited, by Jt R. i Sams,. County , Agent.
I have just visited, . hurriedly, al
most every section of Polk county
,and will give a few of my. observa
tions. . - : -,...'
1st." It" gives me great pleasure to
note everywhere in the county, 'a
rapid growth of real Polk Couhty
Spirit. Everywhere I hear the cheer
ful note that old Polk is coming, Jto
the' front in every respect.
2nd. The spirit. of real cooperation
is fast getting hold on .Polk county
farmers and some of the business
men. r As. evidence of this, a coopera
tive cotton gin is in successful opera
tion at Sandy Plains and the further
fact that Polk County Bank . & Trust
Co., opened doors for business last
Fridav. Oct; 31. This enfornrisp is
owned and conducted exclusively by
farmers, and with the primary ob
ject of developing agriculture along
all lines in Polk county. This is . just
the beginning of cooperative , move
ment in .the - county. , Unless merc
haants in , the .county will cooperate
poser with the ; farmer and aid in sup
plying a market for ths farmers'
products, as well as his purchasig
needs,, fsome cooperative , .farmers
stores in the county, as a medium of
obtaining, farm machinery and find
ing a. market for. their products will
be a necessity, and will be . supplied
hy themseves if not supplied through
present .channels. .There is room in
the county for another cotton .gin or
3rd. I have witnessed a great
change in the. attitude of the individ
ual farmer relative to "permanent pas
tures and sowing legumes. There is
no .more expressions of doubt now
about Polk, county being able to pro
duce as Jine.. legumes and grasses,, aa
can oe produced anywhere, when : nec
essary conditions are complied with?
and these conditions are not hard. :
4th., There is1 a disposition every
where to cut up large farms , and
boundaries of land into smaller farms;
Smaller farms; intensively cultivated,
should be the slogan in PoUj: county..
The farmers who are living; easiest,
and saving the . most money, own
small farms and following rotation of
crops and soil improvement.. Large
farms of poor land full of gullies, old
field pine, 'running briars and broom
sage, etc., are a pitiful eye sore to the
passer-by,, and burden of taxation to
the, owner. The time Is fast approach
ing, that good business sense s will
compel such land .owners to dispose
of alManas that are not yielding a
profit; then too, man did not create
the land, and the time will come that
individuals should not be allowed to
hold land which they will not, and
cannot use for the general welfare.
5th. The best of all signs for bet
terment in Polk county, is the spread
ing of the brotherly spirit and j the
spirit to uphold good morals and law
and order. Everywhere Polk county
citizens, are. speaking out boldly
against crime and the law breaker
No longer is crime winked at by: Polk
county citizens. And this is the way
it " should be. No county anywhere
has a greater. per cent, of law aid
ing Christian men and womcd. l tie
trouble in the past, this majority has
not properly asserted the right to en
force their convictions for righteous
ness; but the public conscience is
aroused and the time for evil doers in
Polk county is past. With the pre-
dling opinion that right living
MUST be the rule of. action in Polk
county, we 'Will soon become - the
greatest and best county in "the old
North State where- everybody t will
Want to come and stay come. .
Short Dots. .
Keep the fattening pigs comfort
able, and they will give you better
returns for your . kindness. , '.
Also prepare a nice, warm roosting
place for those pure bred hens, and
just listen at them cackle-during the
cold: winter days as you gather' the
baskets of eggs, when eggs are high.
Then prepare to keep the milk cow
I better than last winter, and O, how
i she will appreciate this little attention
iand repay you by the overflowing
milk. pail. - -, v
; Watch for that ..washing . away of
barn yard, manure; v I , know many
farms in Polk county where there is
$2.00 A YEAH
enough manure - washed ; away, every;
year to enrich a good sized garden, r
Now the mntion of garden .made me
think Are you planning forrabetter
garden next year ? If not get busy
and. do it right now. Don't wait till
next March and then find yourself
way behind. Everybody should de
sire, to be a leader in all good under
takings.' Now let everybody PULL for POLK
COUNTY, W PULL OUT.
The coal strike is o ii. ; The cold
November winds, -are. . Jhere.; Every
family in our towns as well as on our
farmst should lay in an;, ample supply
of coal and wood for the colder weath
er that is just ahead.
Remember that I roads will be mud-
dy and farmers cannot haul much
wood at a load, on such roads; so don't
be angry when he charges a higher
price for aisraaller load than if haul
ed while the roads are good.
Just watch old Columbus grow
She has been! Hide-Bound fOr' fifty
years , or mQrej 'but .a new spirit has
taken hold of her- citizens, v and the
citizens of all parts of the cpunty.
The last word Look to - tho,; im
provement of. your, soil; out of ; which
all life on the earth is kept going.
. LYNN. ;
JFh.es halloween program fori ti last
Saturday nightj was. broken into- very r
lnuch by the- lowering clouds an4 pourV
down of, rain just at, night,. r H,owevef
there was quite a crowd; gathered and
had. .amusement, along. i . the., halloween
style. Mr. ..Thos. ,CL Mils,! president
of thePolk. County,. Soldiers Monu-;
ment Association, was .present and -,
made a very . interesting, talk on the
plans of raising, funds for ;the Monu
ment fund through, and by the: schools
which , we. .hope will be , set' in motion ,
next. Saturday, at the -meeting of the
directors qi the Association. , Despite .
the , rain and. broken program, sum
of $10.00 was raised to theredit of .
the school for the .Soldiers JMonument
Otis Hooker, the son of Mr and
Mrs. R. E. Hooker, is spending a30
days'- furlough with his parents. He
enlisted six years agr ' He is now,,
stationed at some c y in Califor
Eugene Norman wa. Lynn last
Sunday on leave of ab
Some evidence of that ; ' t Elixir
of Life (booze) was notice . in . Lynn
on last Sunday. What a shame. ',:
Mr. Ben Blackwell, of ,Tryon has
moved L in the . Cannon cottage- next to
S. M. Robinson,: of Lowell, N.
was in Lynn last Saturday, Mr. Rob-"
inson is president of the .Tryon
Hosiery Co., and We, suspect his visit
was strictly a business one.
The tax collector failed to -recog
nize Lynn as a tax colle;cting point as
all other former collectors. ; Guess it
was an oversight , e ;
Don't forget the educational rally
at Columbus, next Saturday, the 8th.
Also the meeting of Polk County Sol-
diers Monument Association. ' '
Jack frost as yet has hot been in
our gardens. Plenty of tomatoes,
onions and lettuce. Had better knock
Mr iW F Swann, one" of the local
school committee ; informs us that the
sanitary toilets .will be installed just
as soon as they arrive. !
Dr. Dula, of Lenoir, N. C, an eye
specialist, stopped in Lynn on his way
to Columbus, one day last week, long
enough to examine several school
children, and several were lined up,
but for want of time they couid not .
be served. It seemed to : bad that
they could not have this very impor
tant examination -
:' ' Will : someone answer, who has the
correct information, do wehave an
appropriation in North ; Carolina for
the examination of the eyes ; etc, of
the school children?
3 ; Uncle Eben: '
"De amount of hurryin' a man wants
to do," said Uncle aen, "Is mlgbty-
afoot Qr , noss
npi iu ucyeuu uu wueuer ne i traTeHy