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POLK COUNTY NEWS, TRYONITORTH CAROLINA
H0MS MAKE GOOD CITIZENS
Own One's Own Home Means Ac
quirement of a Certain Standing
in the Community. ,
geg a home owner and a taxpay-
jig the best recommendation any
c&n have in his own community.
Ogives him a standing forthwith, not
0much as a person of some financial
0rtance, but as a dependable, sub
itantlal and self-respecting citizen,
isely regardful of his ownand his
Lolly's happiness and best interests,
and at the same time an asset to the
neighborhood In which he lives. So
universal -is the home-loving instlict
tDat it might almost be said there is
pomething wrong morally with the man
or woman who does not care to own
nome ; and that ls why the malcon
nrts the habitual Industrial disturb
ers and the socially restive that In
dict themselves on all countries are of
the element that Is very largely with
out home ties. : .
Unless all signs f ailj this Is to be
the great American home-building
year. stimulated by the government's
urgent advice to "own a home for your
children's sake," and by the Injunction
that during the war it was patriotic
not to build, now we can best show
cur patriotism by building, .there has
been a tremendous revival In the sen
timent for home ownership. The in
dications are that the unhappy classes
of renters and boarders will be great
ly depleted before the end of 1919,
and that there will be many thousands
of additional families entered upon
the le of happiness and contentment
to be found only In the home.
The price of building materials to
day Is not high, as compared with
prices of other commodities, and the
community that does .not add mate
rially to its total of homes this year
Is likely to be rated as lacking In pa
triotism as well as good business judg-.
GOOD USE FOR OLD WELL
Water In It Employed to Cool That
in Use in the Public Drinking ,
Vountaln. . . ;
la many cities which have acquired
water systems, there are old wells
which have been abandoned , and
dosed. The illustration shows how
one of these was used In a Western
city to cool the water used In a pub
lic drinking fountain. The supply pipe
for the fountain, instead of running
directly from the water main to the
base of the fountain, led first to the
coll pipe which was placed below the
vater line In the "old well., .'As the
drinking water flowed through the
1 co.to - Pump at bottom oumi y
The Cold Water In the Old Well, No
Longer Considered Fit for Drinking,
"Was Used to Cool the Water Piped
to the Drlnk'ing -Fountain. -'
turns of this coll, some of Its heat was
radiated to the cold water in the well,
UnH a ; 3
-., uu emerging at me upper euu vl
the coil into the pipe leading to the
fountain, it was several-degrees cool
er than when leaving the water main.
The device is especially effective on
fountains of the type which are not
running continuously, but are turned
n by pressing a lever. Popular Me
Unique Horticultural Club.
Takoma Park, D. C, has a horticul
tural club of 140 members, half of
'hom are specialists and scientists of
thf TTnf4- J Otj.i.T j i. Am
culture. This cljib was designed to
Promote gardening, culture of flowen
and beautifying of home grounds, and
to aid In civic improvements, as well
fis to hold contests and exhibitions of
flowers and vegetables. The club pur
chases seeds, bulbs, plants, fertilizer
and garden implements co-operatlvelyi
fr its members. Educational meet
togs are held at regular intervals,
his year 23 prizes, including two lov
lng cups and eleven gold and silver
Medals, as well as a savings bank ac
count, will be awarded to club mem
hers for the best vegetable gardens.
Town Plants 900 Trees.
New Bedford, Mass., is setting' out
j0 trees this spring and this town
JlaUns that it almost holds the record
j01 the number of trees it possesses
11 Proportion to street mileage, ac
cording to a report to the American
forestry association of Washington,
Jhose campaign for memorial trees
or soldiers and sailors is nation-wide,
which is r registering all , such
"Flower in Every Home."
Now. let's celebrate the return of
Peace by "cleaning up," "planting up'
Paintiag uP and end lt with nature's
oieest tribute to man. Our slogan
"A Flower In Every Home,"
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VERLAND 4 has been pm through the
most thorough and severe, test possible.
( 250,000 miles of mountain trails, cjesert
sand, heat, cold, mud and dust, demon
strated the quality of every part of the car
long before we bean manufacturing.
This remarkable test showed conclusively
greater comfort under all road conditions.
They do away almost .entirely with side
sway and rebound whichNtwist and rack the
car. , j
Diagonal attachmentof the Three-Point
Springs at both ends of a 130-inch Spring
base giyes the steadiness and smooth riding
that Tl'-Fee-Point Cantilever Springs," exclu- ' -of the heavy car of long wheelbase.
sive with Overland, are the greatest improve
ment in riding comfort "since the introduc
tion ofpneumatic tires.
They protect the -car from road shocks
and prolong the life of every part.
They enable the wheels to hold
better to the road. They give
Equipment is complete from Auto-Lite
Starting and Lighting System to Marshall
Divan Spring Upholstery.
Come in and see this car. Ask for
Booklet. Overland 4 Touring, 845; Road
ster, $845; Coupe, 1325; Sedan, $1375;
Prices f. o. b. Toledo.
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B. L. BALIEN6ER, Distributer, Tryon, N. C.
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Warsaw Is a verys beautiful and Im
posing city as viewed from the castle
at Praga across the Vistula, and con
tains a number of magnificent palaces,
among which an ancient Saxon strong
hold is' the most notable., There also
Is the cathe'dral of St. John the Divine,
a splendid example of gothic architec
ture which dates from 1250, ;
Little Sympathy for Him.
Eeadlr."bout what dem soldier men
went throogl." said ,Unde Ebea te
Didn't Quita Understand.
Little John and his mother were
visiting at the minister's home one
day, when John picked up a Testa
ment from . the table. The minister's
v wife said : , "You must not playt with
that. book, for it is God's book." A
. week later, while at the minister's
hp:rie "again, he spied the book and
said: "Why doesn't God come and get
his book?" V" f
vTho Truly Wise.
He who has obtained any amount
of knowledge is not truly wise unless
he appropriates it and cm use It for
his need, Dr. 3ohn Brown,
Education Always Helps. t
The success of the unlettered man
Is often argued to show tiat men do
not need "education. In special cases
the truth -may seem to be conclusive,
but did iyqu ever stop to inquire what
the fellow. might have become had he
education added to his natural talents?
He ha? succeeded in-spite of a handi
cap and not because of It.
"Y of Course.
Before they s were married she
thought him a treasure, now she- con
siders him - a - treasury. Edinburgh
Long Indian Name.
The longest geographical Indian
name is probably that of Lake Charz-
maug. This lake Is in Massachusetts
and its name has recently been chang
ed to. Lake Webster. The "word Is of
Algonquin origin and is said to mean
"How. the south wind made a large
wnter whers manv blackbirds chatter.!!
Seek to Retain Old Friends.
The years have taught some sweet,
some bitter lessons none wiser than
this: to spend in all things else, but of
old friends to be most miserly.
Cruelty In, Training Birds. ,
Performing birds are often taught
by starvation. How many are aware
that the pretty doves that fly when
released to the bespang'ed artists, and
form themselves into geometrical pat
terns on her head and outstretched
arms, are often the sole survivors of
hundreds which have been starved and
then only fed when they perched pon
an eract spot on the owner's, arms. -
Almost Any Excuse Goes.
We break many a. promise to our
selves with excuses so weak that wa
would be ashamed to " offer them to