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L. XXV NO. 41
TRYON, N. C..FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13,. 1920
$2.00 A YEAR
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3,.,sra! Intertst Gathered Bjr Our Correspondent From V
Sections of Polk County
his own as well as other people's in
terest. His slocan" is Boost others.
i and they will Boost you. Not a bad
. idea. ' ' ;
CEDAR MOUNTAIN NEWS.
came home Sunday
hi Coin passed tnrougn tms
I I... loo U'PPlf.
Lc his sick baby.
cnnn be well.
n Giiios made
Won last week.
g. ciibbs,.is working at the
neur Mill Spring. 7
Lccr.aand Bessie Barnett
t Saturday night with their
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S. uibDS visuea lurs. v. x.
k week. -
race Gibbs spent last ' week
grandmother, Mrs. N. L.
(obert Whiteside visited at TJ.
R. Blanton visited in Cane
ction last Friday.
LL SPRING ROUTE 1;
- Mr. Edward Anderson is having a
new building erected on hjs farm.
Miss Bessie O Foster and brother
Barnard Foster Jpent last week-end
visiting miss - uettie Edwards at
the play being planned by the Club.
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wlu pxease attend, this meeting. Sunny view 'school' is the proud Landrum S. C.
Mr. J. R. Sams returned from at- possesseror of a new1 -orean.' Some Miss T.nVile Vtis,hn- ayTa Kf pAiv
tending a meeting of Farm Demon- erood sin crino- now davs , ; : 1T,.V te,r.,ore?fcoo i
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M ry ' Teachers meeting Was held here home after closing her school. Every
Mr F w- Blanton spent a few Saturday, which was a, great success, one is glad to have Miss Foster home
days at Shelby, last week. . . " Misses Mayme Wilson and. Esther a-din.- . -
in. Avery jinott is at home from G-ibbs spent Saturday night at Mr. J 1 Miss Beatrice Owens was the guest
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, , Ai u TiJiV vw llla j. etui- u. u i4i.;suii o . ' v . -
ny- 4 ' Mr. Earnest Gibbs, of Steam's high
Mr. C. E. Shore was in Henderson- school, was a visitor here Saturday
ville, Saturday. and Sunday. , ' v
Postmaster, L. H. Cloud, was in Misses Esther Gibbs and
Ward, S. C, on business, last week. lWllsoh were visitors at Mr.
of Misses LuciU artd ' Bessie
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ivi onnay ai uemoon. . v. -'
Mr. . G. W.' Foster is . steadily im
proving his- f arrhv he has been busv
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Xi&wier for some time sowing grass . and
W. D. I clover and if hi6 v imnrovpniPTits rrn.
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ivir. AiDerta curgess, of Altredvine neiton's. Sunday. : . - nM h will anm Wr .
L&IT1T). N. .T. STIPTlt n foM- rloiTc- iTTifl-i I - TVf T-c A T TiiTiricrloli . tTiciforl Vio I 11 " . 1 a. 1 '
rr " u f uhjio uiui 1 w. iwuuuuiv uivvu 1 weii as a Deauiiiiui Piace '
iiume louts. " . : daughter, Mrs. i1. i. uoggms, on last
Mr. Floyd Pitman, of Landrum, Sunday.
spend Sunday with his mother. t Misses Bessie and Emma Helton
Mr. Moore, of Laurens, S. C, has and Cleo Feagan visited at Mr. G. W.
purchased the stock of goods of our Bradley s, cn last Sunday. .
merchant, C. E. Shore, and will take Misses Lizzie and Mattie -Williams
were callers at Mr. A. H. Lynch's
Sunday. ' ': ' ' "
Hello, Maple Grove, reap glad to
hear of your good school. Hope you
all will be like ex-governor Aycock.
possession about March 1st.
Services at the Presbyterian church
Sunday, ill a. m. Rev Caldwell, Pas
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Guffy, of Ruth-
Mr. L. E. Hipp one. of- our most up
to-date farmers; "is always fixing
things so he can? do - more work, by
way of adding new machinery to his
outni, ms latest addition is a wood
sawing outfit, and. has also ordered a
new truck, so lie will be able to
handle his wood with speed andpro
ht. v - v. - .
Edited by J. R. Sams, County Agent
FARMERS AND BUSINESS
MEN OF POLK COUNTY,
J? or tfVe last two years, we have
Deen talklnfir about oreanizinc somp-
thing in Polk county, through which
farmers could improve farm and home
conditions on the farm yes, right on
the farm where they live but iust
what kind of organization; it has
been hard to determine. We thought
of calling it a board of trade, then
chamber of commerce and othre things
all of which did not convey the mean
ing we wanted it to havt. Then
farm bureau came along and e cried
to find out what this organization
proposed to do for the farmer and
it has been a hard job; because it is
so elastic that anything that is nec
essary to be done or that farmers
and business men want done in the
county can be done through it. - It is
not a secret orranization. neither is
much the matter. , To begin to deal
with the situation, most Polk comity ',
and is deficient in humus or decom
posed vegetable matter. Th
already deficient in these three things!
is cleared and run in corn and cotton,
without any returns to the soil, until!
what little nitrogen and humus there1
was by nature is exhausted and land '
washing then begins and entire ex
haustion is the result. Now, we are
just in that condition on a great many'
farms. How can this condition 'be
remedied? Easy enoueh . it .intelli
gent and energetic means will ber
sought and applied. Scientists have
figured,a nd doubtless their figuring
is approximaetly true, that in the air
that is pressing down on every acre
of land in Polk county, there is locked
up at least twenty million dollars
worth of pure nitrogen, which is just
as free for every farmer to draw up-
uu ior use on ms I arm, as tne sun-
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business trip to Landrum enuratun, spent a iew aays with Mr, Let your last ; words be "education',
and Mrs. Robt. Hill, last week.
Mr. Robt. Hill spent the week-end
ast. - .
H McCrain visited his
mW Martin McCrain Sunday. hJs family,
-1;. roccori tnmntrh Mrs. ntman ana iamny were m
iue vi.b 1 t r j .
Uinr, Inst. week. anarum snapping, monaay.
. u0tt?A Harris and Alice Mrs. renaergast and Miss uertha
r0 11Pr of Miss Alice Pendergast were shopping in Spar
I wv P M. tanDurg, oaxuraay.
Kagan Jackson attended ser-
Silver Creek Sunday, r
school organized a litarary
Friday. February 6th 1920
llowing officers .were elected
1 Jackson, President, 1 Gladys
V Vice President, Alice Mc
Claude Gilbert son of L, J.
was taken to Asheville Saturday -;'on
train 9 by R. K Newman, Chief ' of
; police under ajwarrant issued by the
Secretary, Alice Corn, Chaplin, war department, charging -him with
For that sure is important for. every
one. " . - "- ' " 1 ",
Mr. A. .H. Lynch is doing some ex
tra good work with his new saw mill.
: WTiy not come out to the school
house Friday afternoon ? It will be
worth while. The program will" con
sist of songs hesitations dialogues.
Let's see morejf the patrons visit our
school. , .
Mr. and Mrs. G, S. Whiteside visited
Gilbert the latter's mother Mrs. W. W. Gibbs,
Sunday. ' - ' ' Vv
Mr: Hobart 5 Wliiteside -' was a
pleasant caller at. Mr. J. B. Wilson's
on last Sunday.
Alice McCrain and Annie
bckson program committee.
desertion "of "the army. c
The Saluda Seminary has been
closed for a few days as a precaution
against the flu, there being several
cases in a mild form, among' the
bearding students, we hope it will
: Mr.: Bojenlson visited, in $his, Friday to.,seeHhePace's onprofes-
section Sunday. . siunai uusmes. . ' . . , , .
Messrs John. Bradlev and Taylor i. w. uramey sang ior tne- Moun
the prices of farm products to enrich f armer h - to do s the
tne larmer at tne unjust expense oi law and follow it and he .
the consumer; but it is composed of nitroeen anH th(k hnrnna
Two" weeks of very disasrreeable rmers, bankers, manufacturers, and If this SUT1T)lv lorlrw1
weather have passed and now we hope consumers of every description. It the air. How can he unlock this
is uirc umig m one county ana enure- i storehouse oi mtrogehT How do you
ly a different thing in another, owing I unlock any house? By having1 aiid
to the general occupations of differ- using a key, of course. Well, we have
ent counties. It is an organization the key to this great store house of
with a definite program to uplift and nitrogen. The key is within easy
improve the entire county and to reach of every farmer. The key is
embrace every interest in the county, legume crops turned back to the" soil.
It is entirely non-political and should All cow peas, soy beans, and peas and
appeal to every man, woman and beans of all kinds, alfalfa, sweet clo-
child in the county; because it exists 1 ver and all clovers of all kinds' are"
and contemplates, the good of all. jlegumes.i and all these legume crops
Now, on the next 1st Monday of 1 have the power, when properly indc-
March,' 1920, which will be the 1st ulated with their peculiar bacteria;- to
day of the montji, there will be a I draw from the air all the nitrogen
jrteeanffOtfarmersandti)usmess men necessary "for their rjwnmwran':1
ny office at 1 :30 Vclock p?"m".rto lantotorewitnH
at least for, better.
Lagrippe or I flu has . visited us.
Clement Arledge and Walt Burgess'
entire families we learn, have had it
Imore or less seriously better now.
Wm. C Pace's family have had the
flu for the past week, but not very
Manning Case', of Upward, has
been building the 'chimneys for I.
Henderson's .new home, the past
week. .'.r ' :' ,
Dr. Hooper came into the cove last
Brown-were callers at Mr. W. D. Hel- tain Grove choir Sunday last, and wiU s Jf thought arable or- for other crops to feedpon tt;
ton's Sunday, afternoon.
Sam Gosnell and family, of soon pass over, as the school has been
dwintr fine work this year, under the
ablft. management- of Prof. Stevens
and his corps of splendid teachers.
Ihev have been occupyincr their new not to congregate the
! buildings, since the beginning of the avoid all chances of flu
No services of any kind last Sun
day in our villiage , as thought best
But quite a
fall term, and have been going nicely number of the young people congre-
Inburg, visited at Mr. M. - C.
W. J. Wilsons' family have the
John Keen and family were
at Mr. J. T. Carswells Sunday.
Juanita Voorhies and Bessie
son enjoyed Sunday afternoon
Is Mossie Edwards has returned
i from Tryon. We are clad to
Iher back again.
M Myrtle Taylor has returned
from Landrum. S. C. as the
1 closed for a while on account of enjoy their visit to the fullest, extent, the Tryon Hosiery Co.'
Iva Gosnell visited Miss Bes-
piompson Monday afternoon.
sing for the Mount Lebanon choir on
Wm. Morgan visited in this section
i last week. His cancer, while not
painful, is rapidly progressing and
will soon end the career of
working stout man
Now as for the elections, voting
for or against taxes for schools and
Mrs. H. P. Corwith now has the
pleasure of entertaining her aunt Mrs.
A. P. Thomas and cousin Miss Ger
trude Thomas, of Rockford, Ill. who
arrived here last Friday for a short
TRYON ROUTE 1
gated Saturday night for a dance at""" "c v"'
un-. Mr- r. R FHwards Sr I will say that all, or very nearly all,
r,ne;of,n,v fcath r,rt hmmds. I tre men are willing to build schools,
Miss Ophelia Thompson . has been churches county homes or anything
quite indisposed for several days, Wi" lieuu'
-r-. -a nt?in Wor-f nf Flat -RorTc with Judging from the past, the way the
-row I.li- 1 1 l 1
- - ! . . . i limine rimiiiv iiiis uKeii mi Liiiiiuei evi wii
stay. Hope the weather will be good his iamily have moved into our city,e - . . -
, V : ,. , . i.i i, j j wt,ia0j u roads, county home and school funds,
while the ladies are? here so they may one da? last week and is employed by 1U u.' . '
Wise, iicuu vuiisaiig, nuiicoi. iiicii ui
l l j. . i. i.1 i. i.T -
;1 r r ... v n fm rr, .--foH r-nmrnnnitv elec- Slow to vuie anouier utx on tnem-
IV I r . l . . UallCll IO liuiuc xui c 4.v,t i mc .uw.ju"vu J i , ... , , . i .
ays If""1 iNewoerry o. wiic uuu oa.iuua, v. ; . .
i i ' r TT rnAl i hn Minor CTr rP-l""'- 'Z
has Deen ior some time, nc icpuiw ict ueiici oiivvji -
plenty of work there- in the building suited in a majority in favor of bond.
u- . Tt.'s rumored that some oi same
We have just learned that Curtis
ganize a Polk County Farm Bureau. J have not their power. By grtrtdfns
At the late meeting of County Agents these crops and' returning thern
at Salisbury last week, the subject of wisely back to the soil, it is pssible-v
organizing the Farm Bureaus was to make soil that will not producer
thoroughly discussed and finally I anything, produce large crops; wherf
. I Viflrlpfl Vinrlr tr pvptv rnnntv -fn His- I o AaA ir elinclif ? acc. j 'nfarnA tAWoj
cussion by her own people, and to or- phate. Now knowing these thmgs,
ganize what is best and best suited J why dally longer about using the'Tcey'
to the needs of each county. . What that is within our reach and unlock
suits Mecklenburg county would not and use freely from this' great freer .
suit Polk county; but every county I supply of land building, or soil build-
needs some kind of organization to ing elements ?
f orter and push her agricultural inter- Of course all legumes will operate
ests and bring her farmers, business better with the use of ground' lime-
men and consumers into closer rela- stone; but cow peas, soy beans and
tions with each other and thereby velvet beans can be grown profitably
have a better understanding. This is by the use of acid phosphate or even
the purpose of a Farm Bureau in a without it on moderately good land
county, and I trust that we will have for a soil builder. But a liberal use
a large and representative meeting of both lime and phosphate gives best
from every township . in the county, results. !
Because this is a movement to build Now, I know what the average? and
Polk county and no particular section, below the average farmer will say to
u to SCO- our rarripr wpII and on
fster Homer Durham is suffering
ken arm, caused by being thrown
I ms bicycle.
p. Elsie (Edwards) Guffy and
pad, Mr. Jack Guffy,, visited
f folks on Lighting Rod Ridge,
prs Paul Hamilton and Loran
7 cycled to Hickorv Grove Sun-
aftem?icn. . '
e ae sorry to learri the most suc-
T1W hurt attAw ITT All?
vuiumuua CVC1 ZVli. T f
3w notion) has sold out. his store.
e thexe kind friendly people will
e in other business and stay with
f. Gecige Champion was recent-
pried to Miss Howard, of Land-
n? sctt peas fofr best results,
I ii n i H.-C
rn t? T.ifflo is mntnim v do- nartips onnosed the school Dona ail " . ... " .
xjl. va. j I r -rr . . . . . l,o T HonHprcnn will mnvo TnPsHllv
. .i jj ; rii 1,0 nnnncoH tho hnnrt hprp I iAV- -
ing sometnmg m tne way ox impiuvc- vuiumoua mat uv-w v.-
ments to his already fine drug store, last' Saturday.
just now he is putting in glass doprs It's said that t several voted against
to all his shelves, so all his goods will School Bond last Saturday in Lynn
be protected from the dust, thereby that could not read or write and who
making the store more sanitary, as had large famlufes to school aiso owneu
well as improving the beauty of the no real estate to be taxed.
interior. ' The Soldiers Memorial Association
Miss Elizabeth Bums one of the ( Directors meet at Columbus last bat-
! -r. oli --F Proa and a lew
f faithful were on hand. ,lhe
J. R. SAMS, County Agent.
teachers at the Saluda Seminary was
suddenly called to the bedside of her
sister in New York, who is very ill.
Mr. L. R. Luten and family motored
up from Greenville on Monday last,
coming through by Mountain Page
church, report a good trip, finding
the roads better than was expected.
Mr. J. M. Delock who recently mov-
A fr. TTno-o-ins riaee nas reiumeu
home from a trip to Columbia S. C,
where he was attending court.
Mr. Fred Bailey is away for a few
days with friends at Columbia, S. C.
Rev. W. A. Creason was canea
away from a very interesting meet
ing in Alabama to be home with ms
family who are sick with inflluenza
we are glad to say that they
into his new home.
: The flu has visited this little town
again, but the patients are all on the
mend now. 1 .
Mrs. Mclntire an' aged lady passed
away last Friday night at the home
of her son. . She was somewhere m
AGAIN THE SOIL.
directors discussed the plan of better ninety and had been ailing for some-
organization also style ana cost 01
Mr. N.W. Randall run down to
Shelby, on business, last Tuesday.
At this writing Mr. P. N. Hood is
We are glad to note that those who
had the flu last winter are not having
it this winter. 1 i ' ;
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Henderson has
on the sick list being confined , to his been staying with their son , Philips
and family for the past two weeks
nursing them through the flu.
Mr. T. A. Rippy and family have
had a little epidemic of their own of
;the sore eyes. V
Tt ia rpnorted that some were in-
The Bible School closed here Fri
day and the teacher, Eld. C'. B. Miller,
went into, Mitchell county and is
"c opiar, Literarv . Society of
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S I I ) i' Vl f?flir-l nun. n vananf 1 rTl I TnW
ho nif'mVm,.,. e t--u:i I - r -rv wr To na is nnit ill with
'"Via Ui bllK r lLllUUlflllUIL 1 iVIT-S. i . it. x & i
otiety at the Hierh School in fin pnza
evening. February Mr W. F. Little of Tryon spent
veraf hours spent m in Sunday with his brother Dr. G. R. Lit-
the bovs served de- ti Mr. W. F. is looking nne anu
cake. Vir. u Acr all richt in his
coiatp. T, TJnf wo would be
,. "c cnauerone s weiei nrownr. location.
E. VJ n n-ui, j nr: r r-. r . , . ij i iA tmi1h make his
iirnp in Saluda, and be one of us as
of yore. .Anyway, come up as often
as you ' can, brother Frank, we are
always glad to see you.
Mr: Bush the worthy editor of the
omen" have "arrived and weipinllc County News was in town Sat-
J ar'V ladies who wish to attend.1 Qi, WtW around in his ener-
r mtRibers who win av Tar,iri . ffnf5iiny to business for
ri.tlf-rgast and Marv Failor.
'fc Vlnh Urill 1. .Ii.. .1. TT!L
lii v ue neia at me nign
r uook3 for v, um:
n . . " OUUUJC Oil VAtlACll-
r ui yY
fluenced to vote against School Bond . eachin e there..
last Saturday by the aid of a little Mr rj.om Waldrop and family have
Boose, how does that sound i moved to Henrietta.
It is said that some? who had large The Melvin Hill correspondent has
famlies of children and ho real estate been down with the flu for the past
. 1 1. ! I i-T I . I. r
voted against J5ona,wniie some otneis tw0 weeks.
who did own real estate and had no j. It seems that the srround pig didn't
children voted for Bond last Saturday
its real funny how we all look at
things 'especially when a little tax
figures iithe propsition. ,
Miss Nora Jones is confined to her
room with a case of old fashion sore
eyes. : x .
Mr. M. H. Covil run down to Spar
tanburg last Tuesday.
Mr. Fred E. Swann left last Monday
for High -Point to buy furniture for
his firm, the Ballenger Co.
Mr. John Rhodes left, last Sunday
for 'Atlanta to buy her spring stock of
see his shadow although he might
have seen it if he came out in the nick
of time, when the sun shone -for about
five minutes on ground hog day.
Coveting is as dangerous as posses
sing. The man with little or no money
can love It as much as the man with
much. The latter is in danger of pride
and hardness of heart, but the former
suffers most from envy, anxiety and
bitterness of spirit Money has as
many slaves among the poor as among
I all this; he will say yes, the man with
j plenty of money can do all ' those
thing. I say yes, many a very' poor
man without money has done those
i things and became rich. I know' very
Door men who. in a small way began
Last week we tried to show that all hmnrovineV small piece of land, year
life depends on air, sunshine, water year, till his whole farm was
and soil, that man has no control made rich, and fine pure bred potil-i
whatever over the air, sunshine and tr hogs, sheep and cattle are now
water; but that he does have domin- b in j, where old field pines,
ion over the soil. nmnino- briars, cullies, etc.. occupied
God holds sovereign sway over the Lh farms fifif teen years ago. What
three first essentials. The sunshine, ugs the difference? 1st, a vision;
the rains and storms come by tixed 2n(J information; 3rd, pluck and f el-
laws; but God does not plow iana, u. ereas: 4th sticktoitiveness;
t 1 1 1 -k . 11
5th, results. Respectfully, j
J. R. SAMS, County Agent.
Sing a song of cotton seed
Not mixed at the gin,
One type for the neighborhoocU
Brings the money in.
pull stumps, ditch and build fences'
for us. Man was given absolute con
trol over the forest, animals, fishes
and birds and now Mr. Farmer, let's
take a stroll through Polk county and
look over the average farm and see
how the lands look. Are they gar
dens like the first man was provided
with? Are all the fields producing
luxuriant crops of corn, wheat, cotton
potatoes, clover and grasses, and fat
cattle and sheep browsing in green
pastures t I ask every farmer in
Polk county to take time enough to
go all over his farm and look it over
well and see just how it looks. Is
there any old field thrown out, all
scarred with red gullies, and strag
gling pines, un nnrnntr ftnd the buds
growing nere anu tnere 1 Are tueae 1 - . .
miiiM trmwinir dopnpr and worse ev s, spray-for
ery year; mcy I m, m,t,V a ImrtM
clay down on your bottoms causing , T wrt "
Wthere weU as on the hillside? y TTZ
Have your'river and creek bottoms wnief-' "."rj ZZLZ.
mH oTiiTicr liKorallxr trt irnnr pf. the Way PI Smiles xroill tuc
forts to make crops on them? Do throtighou the year,
your fields all look just as you want
them to look , when you go out and
make a 'survey? No, of course not.
What is the matter? Well, there is
Purebred livestock pays' and tHs.
year farmers in 48 states are raising
more purebreds than ever before.'-
Give the home orchard a good start,
Vulture the Land's Scavenger.'
The Egyptian vulture was the chief
scavenger of the land of rharaoh