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AND THE TRYON BEE
VOL XXV NO. 39.
TRYON; C FRIDAYJANUIY 30, 1920.
$2.00 A YEAR
SomUt of asrl Interest Gathered By Our Correspondents From Various
Sections of Polk County
I Miss Myrtle -Pace, the teacher, of Cool
Grove school spent last week-end in
For sometime we have hada great
deal of smallpox talk, and some real
smallpox.- But we are glad to state
that both are dying out. Mr; Z. M.
Walker's family has had it, however,
by thein being careful, it has been
kept from hurting them very much
! through the country. '
Mr. C. P. Tanner has been sick for
the past week. His physician thinks
Rev. J. T. Ruppe filled his regular Columbus.
appointment at. Mountam V.ew, Sun- Our Township teachers met at Ml T
oa. kjiiiig aiiuui uuuse last rnaay ior-a
A large snow to re-ort, it fell on lesson in the Reading Circle book with
25th. Stayed off quite awhile it Mr. Bona Arledge as teacher. We
"TL.: Ur .Supt, it is mostly rheumatism, and that he
wsocj "w mui UB. me uoue 10 nave mm in. -u i . x
t.i,, Wp. tti HiTirPr o-npcta f L,v ' JlU be up again soon.
.f. Z.LnT.:-17. K' Bmtc 1UB d? -w Miss-, Myrtle Shields eave a most
Miss Alice iucuram ounaay. neipiul. The next meeting will be KoQf " -loef t OT,;
tj 0a v.f! wo- o-j... rr o beautiful .party last Friday evening.
play visitors of Theophiius Jackson
THE SOLDIERS MEMORIAL.
Miss Gladys Jackson was an after
noon caller at Mr.' H. H. McCrain's
w C' tv a Ms still falling
Mr. Moses Jackson made a business . 6
Even though it was raining, several
from - this part went, and all report
a fine time. - .
Miss Pauline Wilkins and Mr. C. 0.
A deep snow fell Sunday night, and J Ridings visied Mr. J. 'A. Davis last
Sunday afternoon. Mr. Davis is not
" Ala meetingiias been8 called for
onFebruary 7th I hope the good
people of this county will not forget'
this date and. ag end- this meeting;
especially the rectorsv This move
ment is - not an indivual enterprise
anda not a scJeme ol any kind for
anyone, to makejmoney, but a duty
paying:, a dejbt f gratitude. Now in
order: that the rjdirectors may reach
sonie'conclusibnyas to what kind of a
memorial and "Vie cost, approximate
ly,,lof same, it'highly important for
Liie.pwpie to -tTtina xnis meeung.
This is a movetsrent worthy the at-
tentlon of our gople; and it has been
draging long, fnough. There should
be some definite plan outlined so the
people would uljderstand and work to
PBLR COUHTY FARM 10! Wl DEPARTIIII
Edited by J. R. Sam$, County Agent
TO THE FARMERS
trip to Mr. B. Ledbetter's Friday last T .y jru
L r Hr;M h0h;J Jackson s died Saturday and, was speaking, and yet he seems young
irris, our teacher -at this place, bufiediin CooPer's Gap cemetery We with young people, and they all like
failed to get to attend the teachers w
. Mr. Hyder of Lebanon visited our
school Friday afternoon. He assisted
in the music program which was
much enjoyed -by every, one. Mr.
meeting1 which was held at
Mr. J. I.
theplan till completed. 'We had
hoped to have t had reports -from all
schools by thisime, lyut sorry to say
a "very f-mall per cent have responded
and glad to sa that some of the one vice for Polk county-citizens.'
ery farmer who has not started a -
OF POLK COUNTY, flock of pure bred poultry, on his .
farm, should begin at once. Lookup-
Next Monday, Feb. 2nd, will be the some good breeders and either tmv a k
first Monday, and: farmers from all cock and two or three hens.'; or buyv
betuons.orine county .will be at Co- two or three settings of pure bred
lumbus, and there will be reasons eggs; and don't fool around and for
plentifully .to justify a general meetr get it. Then prepare some good
ing oi iarmers in the court room at J nests that -will be comfortable- that
1:30 p. m., or at the ringing of the tie hens will enjoy nests that will
bell after recess by the County Com- n let the straw or other nest ma-missioners.-
Here are some things to tertal slip out from-under the hen
be considered at such a meeting: -,and leave-her on some bare plank. Of
1st: The Cotton situation, ware?-1 course she will da no eood hatchine
house, American Cotton Association, I under such conditions. How would
2nd. Cooperative buying of acid I you like to sit 21 days on a hard nlank
phosphate, lime and fertilizers I for all .the time on a strain. - trvine td
the coming season. keep the eggs under you to keeD them
3rd. To discuss better mail ser-lfrom rhillmw tViPOA nM -nifst VUo,
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don't want any farmer in Polk coun-
and two teache schools have respond-J 4th. To encourage a better under-jty this year, to think of anything-'
ed Tery patriotically. So we urge a standing and brotherly spirit gener-lonly starting a flock of pure bred
tally, among Polk county citizens
to better know each other.
, . . , I Hyder, come again.
: VV ,:;rl Mr. Ralph Jackson - has
Dana once muic ; tkuw uunt n
What IWould Yoli Do
and I poultry on his farm.
captured us quite often, perhaps he
will let us alone this time.
The "infant of Mr. and Mrs. J. J.
Jackson was buried at Cooper Gap
church ; Sunday. Our sympathy goes
out for; them in their gloomy hours of
Our teachers spent last week-end
home from Canton N. C. '
Mr. and Mrs. N. U. Gibbs visited
at J. J. Jacksons Sunday last.
Mr. R. R. Wilson was a caller at
Mr. W. D. Helton's Sunday.
On account of. bad weather there
was no teachers meeting here Friday.
L.itue ucie naynes has been very
T r :,"v 7 sick for tfte past week.
Mill Spring. Why not come out . ,
.. - jj again, So get your Doneset tea ready
teresting programme is rendered 6 ' ... , . ,
JLiL v; f or ve you forgotten how since last
every j;xiui . ui.t.u.t.t.iLf, a. m.w fixitQT'f
Mr. Enoch Ruff was married one
day last week. He met his " wife at
Spartanburg where they were mar
riei Her home is in Maine. We
MjVPLE GROVE V
wish for them much-Joy and happi- present.
We are having plenty of rain at
Another wedding recently 5 took
place, Mr. Pearson Dimsdale to Miss
Allie Melton. Our best wishes for
Mr. Press Owenby has moved his
Guess there Xon't be" much plowing
in this section for a few days.
Messrs. - Claude Wilson, Virgil and
Sidney, McGuinn visited home folks a
few days last week.
Several from here are at work at
family to Grassy Knob near Cane chimney Rock they are building
Creek. houses at the Rock. So guess every
Mr. and Mrs. T. N. Wilson and body will want to go to Chimney
daughter Esther were "last Monday Rocfc then, won't they?
called to the bedside of Mrs. wn- Virgil McGuinn and Claude Wilson,
son' sister, in Greenville who is very Qma and Grace Gibbs, visited at the
ill. They returned home Wednes- home of Mrs. N. L. Lynch, last Mon-
We believe in advertising. We elieye it - pays
both the merchant and the buyer.
It will pay our readers to read th weekly mes
sages of our advertisers. They will sfive you infor
mation that every buyer needs in, orer to buy in
telligently. " ' L
What if there were no advertisements in any"
Lost and found articles might nrer be restored :
would be greatly delayed. " g5 ""Tr'
Merchants would be compelled tf depend almost
entirely upon those who passed by. ffieir stores for
their trade. - I ' ' .
Such a condition would" set the! hands of the
clock of progress back two hundred yprsz It would
limit trade. It would bring delays iid annoyances
and make purchasing risky and expensive. v v
This goes to show how importan newspaper ad
vertisements have become in our evyday affairs.
: Read them carefully and faitflfully. It may
mean many added advantages in yeflr life and dol-
larsin your pocket.
Again l desire to call attention to mat rasiure Again.
jthe next meeting of the Hampshire! Every farmer should realize the
Swine Breeders Association, which importance- of a good pasture and
will be held in Missildine Hall innow is the time to get your sed
iTryon at 10:30 o'clock a. m., Tues-ready- There are several good seed
jday, February 3, 1920. All lovers of nouses near you, and they will r'sell
hogs of any kind are invited to at-you Sod pasture mixtures, or will.
tendinis meeting, and see if some- sel1 you any special kind of grass
thing can be done to standardize hogsseed or any mixture you may make
in the county and to stimulate
growth 'of more hog6.
Honor j Roll for Red Mountain School,
for 9th week.
1st ! Grade Alire - Brown, Bessie
Whiteside, Harold Ingle, Clue and
Joe Melton, Waldon Wilson, Earl
Jackson, Elmina Corn.
2nd. Grade Elmer Jackson, Joe
.Whiteside, John Biddy, Wilburn
Brown, Kinley Ingle. '
3rd Grade, Ethel and Ina Lawter, woric being done up there.
4th I Grade, Esther and Lizzie Lee
Wilson Martha Jackson, Ura White
side, Fannie Biddy, Ola Haynes.
6th.' Grade Sue Jones, Gladys
Wilson, Burford Whiteside and Clor- is visiting Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Camp. fortably. However we are looking
Miss Lona Burnett visited
Oma Gibbs Sunday last.
School time has . become valuable.
It now sells at $7.50 per every two
hours. It won't take long to pay for
an organ at that rate.
A crowd of young people enjoyed
a trip to Chimney Rock the other Ridings have moved their saw - mill
day, and they report seeing some from Henrietta to their home and
begin sawing next week at the Deck
Green- River school is coming
nicly. The only trouble, there is not
o-noncrh rnnm in the school building
v w st T ar il XI. . nn I o
Mr. j. i,. MauocK, oi Aens, lena. accommodate the children com-
Mr. B. B. Flynn is at home, from forward th &Jlxiou3 hearts, for a
The rainy season still prevails and
such muddy roads we do have.
The W. 0. W. gave an -oyster sup
per Saturday nighty Their reports
are a1 good and lively time.
Miss Mamie Wilson and Esther
Mars Hill Academy, on account of
his mother's illness.
Mr. J. Mc Brian is on the sick list.
Mr. Jimmy Houser is quite illl.
Miss Priscilla Camp is visiting rel
atives in Seguin, Txas.
larger building, and it well equipped,
Immenss Chestnut Tree.
The largest Spanish chestnut tree in
Qibbs spent last week-end with the
parents, mr. au Merchandise in the Coxe store.
Mr. M. Georgion braved the mud the world srowsin a forest oq the
one day last week and went to Ruth
Mr. Dock Martin, of Chesnee, S. C,
is opening up a good stock of general
slopes of Mount Etna. It is said that
100 soldiers and their horses once
found shelter beneath it from the rain.
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.lur, ijouis jacKson nas recenwy . f ,p fflrm
moved into the Foster, house, now phe 25th, put a, stop to the farm
Best 'Signals for Aviators.
A havy fall of snowand L sleej on . that Pthe best signals to be
owned by J. H. Gibbs.
! work that was going - forward all
Miss Odessa Mills accompanied by1 over this township.
displayed from the ground to aviators
in flight are Arabic numerals in white
on black backgrounds.
And we are just now approaching
the season to multiply our poultry
cutput this year if we are to make
pj ogress along this line. Last Fri
day we constructed one sure-enough,
modern poultry house on Tom Pace's
premises in Green River cove. I Now
if anyone doubts that Mrs. Tom1 Pace
has a, modern poultry house, just pay
her a visit and see for, yourself; be
sides ypu might get an idea from it.
If "yVu-tatted: -to;get;an' idea -f rom in
vestigating the house, I anv sure you
would get several ideas before! you
left by looking through" a flock ; of
from 50 to 60 beautiful Rhode Island
Red hens and pullets .and cockerels.
Mr. Pace had to haul his lumber ten
miles to build this poultry house;
but he hauled it. We estimated the
cost of materials and labor and put
the price of the house at $50.00, and
Mr. Pace said he would not have it
removed for $100.00 gold dollars.
Now, v who will do likewise ? By the
way; I almost forgot one important
thing. Mr. Pace said in connection
with the poultry business; and that
was that he was the worst ("hen
pecked" man in North Carolina.
wish more men were hen pecked
representative, if possible, from ey- and there w(mld be more poultry
ry school in he county to attend this houses, good gardens, home orchards,
meeting. ;D-'t stand back because gcuppernong grape vines cellars full
you are not J member oi tne asmj- if all of good things to take the
ciation: Core just the same, iou - n f1l tiio winter, etc.
- I XMlllAi waawm J
will be glad f you came. 11 you cannot
come. sendHome one. This meeting!
will, we hop conclude the whole mat
ter. If youl?are interested "'or have
any suggestns to offer as to the
kind of menf)rial and cost, come.
We knoWTyou were interested two
Y -r-n i.
years ago wien our roiK county uuy
were on thelist of eligibles awaiting
their call, afd in the training camps,
on their wa over seas artd on the
firing line. Jflf we should build a
mounment fat would reach to the
top of Tryog peak and as large as
Tryon mountain itself, it would not
be s half whi they deserve
W. A. ANNON, Sec'y-Treas.
Takesthe Place of SugaK
A wild h-b growing in Paraguay Is
much sweefr than sugar and is used
by the natives for that purpose.
theuP to suit your individual needs.
Now I know that you all know tne
need of a good pasture just as much
as I do; but you have done without
until you can't realize what a good
pasture would mean, to you. So just
fcet your thinking machinery in op-,
qration and it won't be long till your -
body will begin to. move in the diree-
tion-of a good pasture, and then-bet- ,
ter - cattle to consume them. Now, I
am aware that many people ? regard -me
as a grass or Dasture crank.
WelU sometimes 7 a -man- must be-i
come-; crank in order p attract .at- -tentionto
. &rertrirtk Paul - be- :;
came a crank to magnify the impor
tance of the Christian religion, .' and
all great movements and .reforms harm t
been accomplished by somebody, be
coming a cranky or a specialist - as
you may please to call it. So I. am-;
willing to bear the epithet; if I can,;
by any means persuade some to come
my way what we want is something .
permanent .that will give , perpetual
prosperity to Polk county and motlw
ing. will do this like good pastures
and good live stock. Now just begin
and stick to it and see.
. Now don't treat these suggestions!
as idle . talk.. They are based ona
a long life of actual experience. I
have sen them put to practice in
many sctions of the country and no-,
where have they failed to make '. the
people prosperous and - rich. Then
why not make . Polk a grass and-live
stock county as well as a cotton and
general cropping county ?.
Just anything to make Polk a bet
ter county. One thing every farmer
in Polk county can, in some way, im
prove his farm. If only one gully is
stopped, it is that much. The! great
est trouble on the farm is -this; we
won't use the little spare moments to
cut a few armfulls of brush or
weeds to cover a naked place or gul
lywaiting for a whole day of spare
time that does not come. The thing
to do is just to do the thing; and do
it now. Don't hesitate; don't: post
One thing to do right now is to
improve the poultry on the farm
Winter is on, yes, ngnt nere; ana me
A few farmers have inquired of me
concerning growing tobacco. I would
say DONT, of course, if nothing will
do only to grow it, I'll do the best I '
can to give you the best there is in
me from sowing the seed even : to
making the plug; but it is hard on
land, hard on the man or woman who .
makes it, and hard on the fellow who
must go breadless because of the to
bacco crop. ' I have told that it takes
13 months to make "a crop of cotton
well, it takes 14 to make a crop of to
bacco, and hard disagreeable work at
that and when the crop is made and
manufactured, it is chewed and burnt
I out and the world left worse off than
time to set hens right here. Now ev- before.
Timmie Let Him
. Know Where He
Dy I' y
PERCY- L; CR05DY
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