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TRYON, N. C. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER .14, 1919.
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Section tt P.IL. r - r '""vu
' warn WOliniJ,
j B. Arledge preached an in-
mon at Silver Creek Sun-
yr.o rTrav beeran teacninc
Z.l .UIIU1". w. o
P3 .. "I 1. 1 i. HT J
at' Silver VreeK. iasi muuuay.
Bona, Teel and rat Arledge
fded the fair at Spartanburg, last
Jt the weeK-enu-wim urcn aioii-,
j Jeter Bradley, of Tryon, spent
LvatE. W. Bradley's.
, and Mrs. rl. f. Arledge and
j c. Arledge, were business
L in Columbus, last Saturday. ,
T Walter Green and wile were
of the Bradley family on the
. Bvnum Hill was a guest at W.
Len's last Sunday. .
if not quite.
. Green River school was delayed in
opening one week on account of white
cotton patches, but will open Mon
day morning with C. O. Ridmgs and
J. E. Ridings as teachers. We are
expecting a good school. v
Miss Edith Miller, who is teaching
school in Saluda, N. C, visited her
parents, Saturday and Sunday. v '
Mr. Oland Wilkins and Miss Pau
line Wilkins, who hav been going to
school at Hillcrest Institute this fall,
had to stay at home last week on ac
count, of sickness, but will return to
Mr. M. F. Wilkins is all smiles, for
it is a boy. V 1
number of the Columbus people
aded the fair and ..circus at Spar-
krg last Wednesday and Ihurs
their certificates which they are very
proud to recieve. ;
Miss Alice Wilson entered Steams
high school Monday.
Ralph Moore and wife spent last
Sunday at Mrs. E. .Taylors.
Mr. E; G. Thompson has bought
him a Avery tractor plow which does
the work of four" mules.
The Educa'tional Rallywas held at
Columbus Jm; last Saturday. Quite a
number of the teachers from all over
he county was - resent and the ex-
ercises were pteresung anm inspiring. Just watch old Polk countv CT0W
II A.' . - it I .- .... ------ w
ne meeting was opened witn prayer We are iearnino- at laRt bow to vrtto.
Dy Kev.-iuraidwen,. alter :wnicn ffether and then wp wiin w to
rof. Cobb outlined the program, and Utick. and then there will ne some-
he ; object ot the meeting; especially thing doing sure en0ugh.
JNow winter seems to be getting
nearer but has not landed yet, for we
have not even had a frost yet.
Misses Pearl and Bertha Laughter
visited in the Brights Creek section
Saturday and Sunlay.
We have two Occidents to report this
week. C. C." Jones, while hauling
1 J A 1 f
and Mrs. M. H Whiteside Mr. .""w wagon ana
Mrs W. H. Ledbetter and Mr. G. a s ocaxea ms rignt arm at the eiDOW
TkitPsidP were in Columbus last x"wuiaa l WIllie on niS way to
i t't i . . . . .
anver vreeK cnurcn - Sunday, had his
mule to fall with him, breaking his
collor bone in two places otherwise
not hurt much.
Mrs. N. A. ..Price visited T. C.
Laughter's family, one day last week
Preaching still going on at Friend-
snip and quite a number oi young
people have been attending.
Newton Case hauled a load of cab
bage I to SDartanbur last week
- V A O W . , v :
Miss' Beulah Bradley "came in on' a
&rs. Annie Philips- and daughter visit or afew ys, Sunday. She
rioDDW;m Dandrum. last Fri- came irom new iorK.
" .1 rt ml 1 - 1. -1
oorae oi tne ooys are caicnmg
. , l 4-i i4-:..i
Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Cloud visited , y dre '
k Cloud's parents, last week.
jlr. Bill Guffey has returned to his
b in Rutherfordton.
Miss Odessa Mills one of the teacfe
of the Mill Spring school, took
her work Monday.
VissesEva and Millie Hill, of
idiiw A'b ' r "
I with home folks. ; ;
niest of Mrs. J. G. Hughes. Sun-
Farmers have begun gathering corn
and sowing grain. v.
Walt Burgess passed through this
section Monday on his way to Mel
rose to work on the road with his
Now Brother Lynn, you must ex
cuse me for not replying last week
as, my copy of the NEWS got mis
placed and I failed to read the cor-
Miss Alice Wilson and Mr. Gray despondence week before last 41 al-
ways icau uie tuiicsu:iucutc nt.su.
Rev. E. J. Jones filled his- appoint
ment at the Baptist church Sunday.
Mr. Sam Cochran of Lumpkin Ga.,
is spending a few days with his
parents Mr. and Mrs. j. H. Cochran.
Miss Arkansas Arledge was a cal
ler at "Sunny Brook" Saturday. . -
Several from here were in Colum
Miss Gertrude Ledbetter near
Rutherfordton spent last week-end
with Miss Esther Gibbs.
A few of the members of the Bap-
ust cnurcn met mere Sunday p. m.
to organize for the campaign. - When
you are asked by one of the captains
to sign the Sunday School pledge,
read carefully the card and you will
find it is all as simple as can be.
Sign and come to Sunday school. If
you want to know what we are doing
at our schurch, come and see.
Messers, J. H. Gibbs, Sam Coch
ran, Mesdames J. H. Gibbs and J. H.
Cochran motored to Spartanburg
Tuesday. " . -': v ;
.We hear the new Methodist minis
ter will be here this week to begin
his work Sunday.
School opens at Mill Spring next
Monday Nov. 10 Children: be there
the first day and make up your mind
to beat the other person.
Dr. Smith is kept busy most all the
time. ... . ' .'
Several relatives of 'Rutherfordton
were at-the home of Mr. G. C. Brisco
" Mis-Alma Cochran was the guest
of Miss Annie Lee Gibbs, Sunday.,
School begins at Red Mountain
Monday Nov. 10. We hope all the
the children of school age will Nbe
present the first day.
emphasizing.; thd importanc of coop
eration between teachers and patrons.
Rev. E. J. Jones was the first speaker
and in a short address stressed " the
idea of the teacher striving after the
Tinnl flftfr Vpin or aKsont o mnntVi
The work on the court grounds is
Minnie Arledge is at work in
Je new bank.
Mrs. Pittman and family spent
away at their old home place' at
SUNDAY SCHOOL CONVENTION
THE EDUCATIONAL RALLY.
POLK COUflTY FARM AfiD HOME DEPARTT.1ENT
Edited by J. R. Sams, County Agent. "
The last thing to organize in Polk
i county is a Hampshire Swine Breed
!ers Association. -
At a meeting' of Polk county far-
t mers toerether with Jude-e J J. Gen-
best possible ideals in " their pupils, try,-the 'subject of growing pure-bred
Rev. Caldwell followed in; a -forceful hoes in Polk countv was discussed al-
address illustrating in a very fine way most - to ; the frazzle end. The ; Berk-
the idea. pf: growth ;Mr. Melton, of shire was thoruoghly ventilated and
the Tryon Graded School, -Mr. Can- an hisi good ; and . evil . propensities
non from Green ' River Prof. Nichol- wp K,. ' t,o w.nn;
son, firom Saluda,;and several pothers Jersey the Poland China. TamwortK
gave very t interesting : iaiKS. ivir. and HamnshiresJ all fnr their tmnA
Sams the youthful farm demonstra- and poor Qualities, and after full dis
tor of folic county followed with a cussion each one' present began to
very interesting talk," pointing out the give up 'some minor differencs, until
importance, oi-tne . teacner Knowing at last all unanimously ; aereed to
the pupil in order to accomplish the adopt the Hampshire as the breed of
best results from :t school life. Prof. tWp;r fm. ty, 5 Acoiw
Cobb then at some, length explained Their articles of - organization Vr have
the school budget as . recently . pub- n6t been drawn up yet; but all have
lished in the i NEWS. The Public
Welfare officer: of "the county was ence, and have agreed to take this one
present and explained, the nature and breed and stick to it and ask all ether
methods of his i work. This being a hog growers in Polk county, N C;,
new office recently created and the and Spartaburg county, S. C, to as
nature of the work largely unknown, far as convenient, cooperate with
his explanation of the work was very thrm i Stindnvrfivino. .,r fnV th
twe counties ,
instructive. This . meeting, is the"
forerunner! of others to follow, . and
Prof.1 Cobbf expects to see some. bene
ficial results follow :r this effort . to
unify and promote the educational
interests of Polk, county.
COLUMBUS BAPTIST CHURCH.
At. this meeting Mr W. J. Scriv-
ens was elected , president of the .Polk
County Hampshire ; Breeders " Asso
ciation, Judge Jf J. Gentry, vice. pres
ident and Mtv Chariest J. Lynch, seq-
The aim of this
Association lis- to breed and keep only
pure-brer, Hampshire hogs at least
till they are fully convinced that they
are not the best. . Then they mean to
ascertain, andradopt: the. best methods
There was one Holstein cow at the
show tjiat was worth the expense of
going a long way and losing two
days to see; if there had been noth
ing else. There were, a few Hol-v
steins worthy of this great breed of
cattle. There were " some well bred
and handsome Ayershires; but I was
disappointed with the exhibits of oth
er breeds. Berkshire and ,0. I." C.
hogs and poultry . ranked -up pretty .
well, especially ; Rhode Island Red,
Buff Rock anQ White Leghorns..
There were a few lots. of cornt but '
most all the ; corn "showed lack " of
seed selection and consequently low
standardization. Sweet potatoes "and "
cotton showed up well as far as the
sfiow .went." . While the - agricultural
exhibits were of excellence ; sufficient
to show 'what can be done with Dixie '.
soil under good treatment;; they fell
woefully in the background, when
compared to the attractions that call
ed the young minds away from agri
cultural pursuits. ;! shall , rue the
day when I see at Columbus,: a fair
that has the moral effect on the young
people of Polk county that .this fair
had on the young who -attended.
Doubtless the rgate . receipts were a
success, but according to my thinking,
a county fair should have for its main
object the development of agriculture ,
which brings the highest blessings t
the whole people and to the town as
well. Now let. every farmer and bus
iness man in Polk county roll up his
sleeves and let .. us make Polk - County
fair, next year: the BEST FAIR in
North Carolina in every sense of the
word.- : -
entered school Monday. ,.'
Mr, Lafayette Davenporfand fam
f, of Horseshoe, visited Mr. and Mrs.
p Davenport, last week. . . ' .
lr- A. L. McMurray and . Mrs. Z.
Thomson were callers of Mrs. C.
Constance Sunday afternoon.
. C. D. Elliott and daughter,
H spent a few davs in Ruther
on last week.
. W. H. Ledbetter visited Mrs.
-H- Elliott, Thursday. :
taking them as they come) and will
say I guess the rattlers afe all dead
or gone to their winter quarters too;
and as for sending you a few apples
and chestnuts, would be glad to send
them to you and all the correspon
dents as for that but not as a debt,
as you infer, for I don't consider that
I owe you anything. On the contrary
I believe you are at' least a neck be
hind in this race, and am willing : to
leave it to the readers and our noble
band of correspondents to say who is
behind for you asked for snake and
coon news and I save it to you in
Miss Mary Thomas returned to such doses as I thought would be
after bavins- conducted a' verv healthy for you until you squealed
w w -
fUC(:essfu two weeks course in home and said you had enough, leaving on
F&g, at Hillcrest Institute.
S Julia AbrarYia sne-nf t.lie week
:dat home. ' . ' :
A ge number of our citizens at
ULea the bier show in Snartanhnre-:
" x '
K- . Hunter ' spent - several
s W Charlnffo
1.. ,vv, laoii VCCIW
Alio, T . j -
p, Afxcifiii was caueu tv
v- Mr. CalHwoii
ins, Sunday. After the service
5d Mrs. Bacon and Mr. Brown
t Trvon .
u" m behalf 0f the Red Cross.
r. 5nl Hf. m
i4 iiii ; v i r r a . i
h, . - ""o.. i. u voxe nave re-
J'cea to c.An
"vuai xiuis pianiauon, alter
hand a considerable amount of snake
(but coon had run rather short)as one
man said, he believed that in a cer
tain field about ten acres, there were
enough black snakes to fence it nine
rails high, -
days in Asheville.
A BO LINE NEWS
People in this section have
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Jolly of
Chesriee. S. C motored up to W. R.
Turner's, Sunday, and spent the day.
Miss Nettie Davis spent Saturday
night with Miss Myrtle Taylor.
Mr. Will Biggerstaff, Misses Min
nie Brisco and Myrtle Taylor attend
ed, the fair at Spartanburg, Friday. .
Mrs. Willie Turner spent last week
with her mother, Mrs. Terrell Williams.-
"Mrs. Jennie Splawh and Mrs. Dora
Arledge spent last Sunday with Mrs.
E. G. Thompson.
Miss Allie Conner spent bunday
i: ailmg; and watrhiTic fnr some
, 8 to be done t tw nnKiiV' Tafl Liti. M!sa Bessie Thompson
'Or tK i "" f ...... : -c n
ias two years but there is Mr. Otis Wilson, oi wiumoia, c. ,
"e yet vve who gave the spent the last wee. wim -
wi, lax, expectea some Mrs. ueipma, thv.
lav. Hlwu8n it driited into an
"u land, and we nre cfill rmwl-
Tl Public Hes and climbing
ad-f ii ges that look more like a
--v.iC i a soiiieLiiinir wruiiK
O - . . -
flieh- ' Dut we happen to know in Asheville.
Mr. James Melton and family made
a shopping trip to Landrum rnay.
E. G. Thompson made a business
trip to Columbus Saturday.
Mr. Wi M. Russell spent last week
tW ills ore money, and we beg that . Misses Bessie Thompson Lizzie
CSe just Httle in -fixing the Dalton and Louise Mills who took the
iuch are almost impassaolo, I horn nurse training nave
v Havinff been appointed -by the
Green River Association .v with J. P
Arledge Esq. of Columbus to develop
and encourage and build up the Sun
day schools of Polk county and be
lieving that the first step towards
this end would be the better organiz
ing of the Sunday school forces of
the county we have decided to call a
convention of all the Sunday schools
in the county (as far as practical) to
be held at Columbus Baptist church
on the first Sunda-"' in November for
the purpose of organizing the Polk
Courity Sunday School .Association;
electing officers for the year and
adopting a more constructive form of
Sunday . school work. Every church
in the county is requested to send six
or more delegates as representatives
from their schools. A comprehen
sive and attractive and interesting
program will be arranged and : we
hope by this means to arouse to the
highest-state of efficiency the Sunday
schools oi our county, l ne neea is
greater than ever- before that the
Sunday school should play a more im
portant part in lifes program. Let
us. get together and put the Sunday
schools of Polk county over the top.
"' E. J. JONES.
Sunday ? school 10 : o'clock.
Preaching service 2nd and 4th Sun-
Splendid reports were received last possible to grow hogs ) at the - least
Sunday from our team workers, and expense. Jiyery member of the asso
the reports indicate a spirit of co- ciation pledges himself to purchase ;a
pure ored gilt this tail, ready, ored.
Then at the proper time a pure bred
boarto serve the others of the Asso
ciation and on and on to keep up
registration papers, and never breed
their boar except . to pure bred sows
of the same breed. , Charles J. Lynch
is to purchase the first boar and all
operation and faithfulness that is en
MILL SPRING BAPTIST CHURCH.
MEETING OF OFFICERS AND
DIRECTORS POLK COUNTY
Inportant meeting of officers and
directors of the Polk County Fair As
sociation at the Bank of Tryon 3 P. M.
November 19 for the purpose of com
pleting, the business of the Associa
tion for the year 1919.
, , W. T. jlINDSEY
. - u President.
COMMUNITY SERVICES AT THE
Rev. W. A. . Black, announces a
series of Sunday afternoon commun
ity services an the Congregational
church at 4 o'clock at which he will
deliver a few brief lectures on vital
topics of the day..
He wishes it to be understood that
these are in no sense r, denominational
services. But will" be on subjects A
public interest and helpfulness. ; '
His . theme for next Sunday . after
noon is "Tools .and -How to Use
Them.M . . "
Gooii music. Everybody invited.
Sunday school 10:30.
Preaching services Saturday aften
noon 2:5.0 also Sunday morning 11:30. agree to take their share of keeping
Especial invitation extended to all pure bred boars. The meting .was
the people to attend the Sunday adjournd till Tuesday, November 18,
school and preaching service as the eleven o'clock a. m.. to meet at my
church is making a determined effort
to increase the interest and attend
ance upon its services. A hearty
welcome to all
THIRD ROLL CALL
The drive in Polk County., for- the
Third 'Roll Call for membership of mously agreed that it
office in Columbus to complete ' this
Association and to discuss and if pos
sible to organize an' association to
breed and keep better cattle, in Polk
county. Now there have been con
flicting opinions as to the best J breed
of hogs arid cattle for this county.
After -a full discussion it was unani-
of ; far
Red Cross Yor 1920, although not
completed at this date, has made fair
ly good showing.
There has ; been reported so far,
about 325 memberships, .? renewals to
the Red Cross Magazine, and $57.25
for the Fifteen Million Dollar Fund
There are .many quarters to be heard
from yet; but it is astonishing how
greater importance to agree on one
breed arid stick to and develop that
breed; than to discuss and try all
breeds and develop . nothing. ., So we
have crossed the bridge so lar as
breeds are concerned and burned the
bridge behind us, and so far as our
organization is concerned, . we will
stick to the beautiful ..belted fellow
the Red Cross is looked Upon by some until it is proven that he won't grow
of the citizens of Polk County. They in Polk county as well as any other
little appreciate the value of the work breed. Now we put it up to breeders
of the organization in the County in I of other breeds to meet us next year
its program to safeguard health, and with pigs at the townshir and county
some of the replies to. canvassers fairs and show that you have better
were positely insulting. pigs and more of them than we can
Thanks are clue to the following show.
who eave their time in the canvass. POLK r COUNTY HAMPSHIRE AS
Messrs Bacon, - Gray Holmes, Oliver
Andrews, Little, WSlcox, and Brown
lee; Mrs. Holmes, Mrs. Bacon, Mrs.
Steele, Mrsv Wilson, and the; Misses
Flentye, Livingston, Bray, Lindsey,
Comment by J. R. Saras Co. Agt.
I am much encouraged at this' evi-
Flizabeth and Ruth Bowne. Gradv. dence of oroeress alone the line of
Austin vvilcox and . Fernande Poppe. growing hogs in Pollc county. There
is too little difference in . the leading
breeds of hogs to split up over. The
man, woman' or boy behind the hog
is vastly more than the difference , be
tween breeds. But it is all important
for farmers to drop little diferences
and preferences for certain breeds
and standardize the hogs of the coun
ty and then grow them in quanties
sufficient to ship in car lots. So
"trust, as this association -has been
formed ; that enough farmers will see
as these do and fall in line and stand
ardize Polk county hogs.
They deserve much credit.
When Tobacco Was Taboo.
- In 1638 the Massachusetts general
court ordered, a writer comments,
"thatno man shall take any tobacco
within 20 poles of any house, or so
near as may endanger the same." In
179S an net was passed forbidding the
carrying of fire through the streets ex
cept in a covered vessel, smoking, or
having in one's possession "any.ligbtedr
pipe or segar". in the streets or on the
wharves. The penalty was $2. If the
offender 'was in a ropewalk, the pen
alty was from $5 to $100. This pro
hibition of 1708 was not repealed until
Anemone means "windflower, and
Is so called because It is so delicately
poised that it sways with the lightest
motion nf th frnofinhara
TEe fair again. It was. my pleas
jure to visit the Spartanburg fair on
i Wednesday and Thursday. In nany
ways it was a success, and in others
I regard it as a great jfoilure. It was
a success because it did have ai little
of the agricultural feature . about it.
There . is being : bought in .. Polk
right where the. farm is suitable and
in . proper condition and furthermore
the tractor is properly cared for and
sheltered when not in use. All the
stumps and large rocks should be re
moved before trying to operate the '
tractor. Then it is a very complex
piece of machinery, and some pTarts
very delicate andnot hard to get out
of fix and, sometimes hard to " fix
when thus out of fix. Then there .are
many parts that must be oiled often,
and if neglected will in a short time
make trouble. Then if left standing
in the field when not in use, in the
sun, wind and rain, the rust will soon
damage the tractor more , than a long.
ime run. v - '.;.v
The tractor should be hailed as a
revolutonizer. ftVhile a i costly - piece
of farm machinery, it ought-to have
several good effects on farming in
Polk county. 1st, from the very fact
of its cost, it should make farmers -more
careful to house their farm ma
chinery be it little or much. 2nd, it
will open a new deep plowing era in
Polk county -in fact is is difficult to
do anything but deep plowing with
a good tractor 3rd it can operate in
dry weather and do its s best work,
when the land is too hard for the
team to operate. 4th, the plowing
can be done so much more rapidly,
and if necessary can run both day,
and night in a great strain. 5th, the
work becomes fascinating, and calls
for higher intelligence to do it;
therefore bringing farming - onto a
higher plane. 6th, it will! be inclined
to keep the bright thoughtful boy on
the farm, and there are many other t
good things that it shoud bring to
the farm. , ut in conclusion, let me
again remind everyone who buys a'
tractor that it is a high-priced com
plicated piece of machinery and
should not be run by one who has
little or no experience with such ma
jWhen in Columbus, just go over ,
to the High School building and walk
out across the lot in front , of this
building and see if blue grass ' and
clover will grow in Polk "county
This lot was sown qne .year ago. -t
Then go to Mr. Pins: Williams' in
Cooper Gap township and ask him if
grass will grow in Polk county and
if you can't take his word; gust look
around and see for your own satisfaction.
. Then take , a little swing through'
Greens Creek township circling by
way of W. B. McSwain's and get
vision of what a man can do when ht
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