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TRYON, N. FRIDAY, MARpH 5, 1920.
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Sections of Polk Countv
SALUDA I Mr. Ed YarWon
w WA jjiiiwvllltWil,
N. C, visited his sister, Mrs. . N. T.
Mills, this week. '
Mr. J. T. Green is having a saw mill
placed on the Cleveland land near Co
lumbus, which he purchased. The
work of cutting the timber will begin
at once. "''-.'-
Imxh is here, with a rear.
winds make us shiver with their
th, and the flu hangs on, keep-
THE POLK GOUNY FAIR
Will Be Held October 14. 1920. .The
County Commissioners Appropri
ate $250 for Premiums
jn',r iiS. scared to death. But we are
tlaf.k t'ul to be living and it will not
bo Ions now to the good old summer
t;;nc when the cold winds will go
away and the gentle breezes blow,
then we" must "remember that all
through life we must take the bitter
well as the sweet; and when the
storms' pass away the sun seems to
shine brighter than ever, .therefore
be thankful for the storms as well as
Mr. W" II. Face and family have
returned from Statesville, N. C.,.
where Jhey were with Mrs. Pace's
mother during her last illness.
Miss Bessie Sonner returned tc
Demo rest, Ga., -Sunday morning
This is Miss Sonner's second year at
Piedmont, college, and she has beer
home 'for a' short while recovering
from an attack of influenza. .Misses
Lois Tace and Lila May Guice, whe
came home about the same time, will
return later. Mr. Russell T.ocke,
from the same school is nome for a
few -days 'with his mother, who wit!
Miss Rosa Box, have just returned
from Washington! D. C, where they
have been all whiter, to be near Mr.
H. P. Locke, Sr., and H. P. Locke, Jr.,
who have positions there. We are
very. glad to scetem here again and
they seem to be pleased to be here
for they say "no place like Saluda.5
- Mr. II. M. Hall and family, consist
ing of wife and three children, are al.
with flu. For a . part of the, time
none of them were able to get out of
hcd. Nearly evervone that did ' not
have it last year are being stricker
now; but we are thankful to say thav
few cases are fatal.
Mr. and Mrs. H. H. McKee "have
returned to their heme in Salujda, af
ter an extended visit in South Caro
lina and Georgia.
Mr. P. H. Bailey has just received
a tractor engine that he expects to
use for running a smalhsaw mill and
We read in the sacred book, "the
hrst shall be last and . the last shall
be first," so winter has come at last.
As our items last week reached you
too late, for publication, you may add
these items: ,
I. Henderson savs that something
scares his cow and makes her break
loose, and runs his dog off, and he
believes it is a bear, so he brings the
cow to the house and ties her near at
night. Such a thing might be, as he
lives niim up on tne mountain near
the woods. , "
We want to know when Jim Brock
and Dr. Bushnell run, and where they
intend to run. In Saluda the. turns
are so short some one is liable to be
run over, and with such giants, as
they are would be equal to an: auto
Just as we were honing spring was
about to appear, the thermometer
suddenly changed and we have had
another week of . real winter weather
with snow on the peaks of 'the moun
tains all around "Fishtcp" Sunday.
T. W. Bradley sang for the Moun
tain Grove choir, Sunday, up among
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"FOR FARMERS NOT FAKERS.'
Pursuant - to ; call, the officers and
directors of the Polk Countv Fair
Association met at Columbus on Mon
day, March 1. While not all of them
were present, quite a few attended
and transacted r" considerable"" busi
Thursday, October 14, is the date
selected for our. fair this year and all
of our people are urired to beorin right
now and plan to have all the exhibits
possible, lhe premium list commit
tee has been appointed and instructed
to prepare and publish the list at the
earliest possible date. Mr; iogan
Cloud, of Columbus is chairman of
this committee and it will meet upon
call by the chairman. The Advertis
ing committee, consisting of C. Bush,
chairman, and Messrs. W.F." Little,
of Tryon, and Ted W. Blanton, of
Columbus were instructed to see that
our fair has the proper publicity.
A Soliciting committee,: consisting
of Mr. C. E. Shore, chairman and the
directors from each township was ap
pointed. Subscription books will be
printed and sent to each of them and
they are urged to get busy , at once
and report to the treasurer as soon
as they have made a canvas of their
districts. - .;. ;
The Board of County Commission
ers have appropriated the sum of
!jZD0 to be used m -r premiums
on live stock, farm products and
household economics. Thias together
with the State aid and what our 'peo
ple 'ought to contribute will give the
The Women's Betterment Club
meets Friday evening at 3 p. m. Ev
eryone having part in the play please
be there on. time at 4 p. m. Miss Pen
uc root's topic for this week will be
"Government", in the study of Citizen-
The following have been drawn for
the" jury at the next term of Superior
Court which conveniens at Columbus
I- FIRST WEEK
;C. V. Elliott
3r John T. Coats
4 A. A. Edwards
5 M. H. Gilbert
6 J Floyd -Thompson
7 W. J. Wilson
8 E..B. Guice
H. G. Cannon
10 J. M. Miller ' :
11 C. W. Wilson
12 C. E. Shore "; -:
13 D. F. Shields
14 T. M. Ross
15 E. W. S. Cobb
16 N. D. Moore
,17. Lewis G. Pace
18 A. R .Cudd
19 G. P. Green v
20 J. H.reen
21 Frank Belue
22 F. K. McFarland
23 D. J. Burnett
24 Z. V. Thompson
25 H. G. Flynn
$26 M. J. Holbert
27 j; T. Edwards
28 A. M. Jackson
,29 G. E. Feagans
; 30 M. A Jackson
31 F. P. Bacon -:
32 J. I. Johnson .
) 33 J. P. McAbee
34 E. G. Thompson
35 J. E. Pearson
1 S. B. Edwards
2 Tom E. Price
3 .W. J. Bradley
POLK C0ITT FARM MID HOI DEPARTMENT
Edited by J. R. Sams, County Agent
HERE IS THE RIGHT FEED
FOR YOUR BABY CHICKS
The feed for baby chicks whicn ims
been used with success by the Poul
try Department of the - North Caro
lina State Agricultural College is, ac
cording to Dr. B. F. Kaupp, head of
this work, composed of infertile
eggs, boiled hard, rolled oats and
One hard-boiled egg, one teacup
heaping full of breakfast rolled oats,
and one heaping teacupf ull of finely
pulverized stale bread. Either wheat
or corn bread will do.
The egg , contains much stimulative
substance called vitamine, and greatly
aids in starting chicks off. Feed this
mixture for ten days to two weeks
and then gradually change it to the
following dry mash and grain feed:
C i. 1 .
. parts ground oats, z parts corn
meal, 2 parts wheat bran, 1-2 part
bone meal, and 1 part meat meal.
Mix well and keep in small hoppers
before them at all times, and three
imes a day feed small quantities of
small chicken feed or finely cracked
corn and wheat. Keep green feed and
grit before the chicks at all times.
Keep their quarters clean, supply
plenty of fresh water in clean vessels,
and they, should grow well on this
ration. Give them milk to drink.
Dr. Kaupp will be glad to furnish
information on how to brood chickens,
how to operate an incubator, or to
send plans of types of coops and
houses, free of. charge.
"I like to read the city papers, and
other printed things, but I wouldn't
miss the home news that my country
There's a difference - between a
bucket of water from a pump and a
bucket full from a faucet, a difference
of many steps that a home water sup
ply system would save.
4 W. W. Gray
$ii'p of Women.
A surprise partv was jriven Miss
Lcona r eagans at her home . near
town last week. Quite a number
from Mill Spring and Columbus were
having a good
Fnent and report
Miss Hilda Burges gave a tac
Party last Friday nicrht. The odd
costumes provided much fun and mer-
li.v.cnt. iUiss Katherme Snore re
ceived first prize, Miss Oma Reynolds
second. Mr. James Vickers first for
the boys and Mr. Oscar ridges sdcond
Mrs. John Carnegie entertained
.londay with a George Washington
birthday party. Red white and blue
hatchets were given as favors. A j
khort program was rendered by those
invited, the remainder of the evening
r.g spent in playing table games.
Delicious cake, lemonade, cherries,
salted peanuts were served those
present. The guests were, Oma Rey
nolds, Pearl Tallant, Ida Carnegie,
Gertrude , West, Katherine Shore,
Ethel Hill, Aylene Edwards, Hugh
Jack, James Carnegie. The chap
eroi;e. were Mrs. J. W. Jack, Miss
Aiie Tallant, Mrs! Pendergast, Miss
tha Pendergast and Prof . E. W. S.
;Cobb. All thoroughly enjoyed the
.hospitality of this good woman. ' .
?Tr. Romeo Phillips, of Pearidge,
,,v&s in town visiting relatives, Mon
-fr. Monroe Henderson and little
tav.ghter continue quite ill with flu
ine familv of w. B. Arledere are
)r coyCring from flu. i
W.'J. G. Hughes and Mr. Lindsey
'-nrth are on the sick list this week.
"liss Laura Denton spent Sunday
r':t at the home of Mrs. L Pit
, ,ttian. . '.
Alirs. A.. L. Pitman and daughters,
wielina and Eva, visited Mr; and Mrs
VvlW Splawn, Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Feagan attend
eu the funeral of their brother-in-law
at Landrum, last week.
What a beaueiful scene this morn
ing, as the snow had covered the
mountain, butsoon the sun had van
ished it away.
We are sorry to report so much flu
n our secnon, out giaa mere nave
been no deaths. Our school attend
ance has been very low on account of
the lepidemic. but hope it will soon
die away arid the children can again
Mr. and Mrs. George Ruff, Noah
Ruff, Reuben Wilson and Miss Lona
Lawter Whitney visited relatves here
Saturday night and Sunday.
Miss Maarilla Dimsdale, of- Tuca-
m 1 j 1 i J
pau, came home last weex to go . to
Mr. nd Mrs. Pearson Dimsdale re
turned to their work in Alexander
jlills, after spending a few days with
Dr. Walden was called last week to
The Republicans of Cooper Gap
township met at Red Mountain school
house last Saturday to elect the
Mrs. Clyde Wilson spent Saturday
night with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
E. C. Lynch.
Doctor Twitty of Rutrerfordton,
was called to the bedside of Solon
Biddy, who is very ill with pneumo
nia. Our school has organized a Hed
Cross Society. Fees to be used for
the Soldiers Monument. ,
The Red Mountain Literary So
iety elected the following new of-
hcers last iriaay: uiauys vvn&un,
president: 3Iarirella Dimsdale, ' vice
president ; Roy McMurray , secretary ;
izzie Lee Wilson, chaplain; Ura
Whiteside, supervisor; Esther Gibbs,
critic; Milton Lynch, teller; Mariella
Dimsdale, Mary Lynch Clarence Ruff,
A Hen Does Not Stop Scratching
Because Worms Are Scarce J
When the worm crop is below parrMr&.
Hen goes right, on scratching. In fact, she
scratches harder and longer and deeper than
ever. I Take a tip ftom , the lowly hen.
When opposition is raised against bonds and
good roads, fight harder then ever. DON'T
WAIT START NOW AND KEEP IT GO
ING. Remember, Your Community is judg
ed by its roads. If you love your commun
ity help pull her out of the mud.
North Carolina now has 73 govern
ment accredited tuberculosis-free
herds. Only seven states . have a '
larger number, and Virginia is the
only one of the seven in the South.
The country editor had his day at
farmers' week at the State College of
Agriculture at Ithaca, N. Y., during
February. Among the facts brought
out in the discussion was that - the
country newspaper at the present time
is facing, even more than is the city
paper, the problem of rising costs and
scarcity of help. By no means was
the sentiment of the conference that
the day of the country newspaper is
past. Indeed, one man said he felt
that perhaps never before "had the
country paper had so much of a duty
to perform as it has today" because of
the unrest and feverish activity of
American life. The local paper, he
said, places emphassis on the homely
things of life and lends stability and
sanity to the community.
MORE CACKLES AND MORE
EGGS WITH RIGHT RATIONS
- FOR HENS -
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Hens will eat more feed in the
sprine than in the summer and fall
Well, we are having some more
cool weather now.
Mr. J. W. Thompson's family have
Mr. J. M. Crawford spent Saturday
night with Mr. J. W. Thompson.
Mr s r. i Thompson made a busi-
ness trip to Chesnee, Saturday.
vr;0 rAlia Thompson visited her
brother, C. I. Thompson, bunaay.,
Mr. J. H. Reid and family who have
the flu, are getting along nicely. , .
nfr. Martin Thompson visited -his
father, Friday last.
Mr. J. M. Miller is not improving
very fast. He has the flu.
M Bud Lies' family are on-the sick
list now, '.
association sufficient funds to otter
some worth while premiums.
; As we have started the Wl to roll
ing let every man, womaii and child
in Polk county put his shoulder to
the wheel and pull for the biggest
and best fair in North Carolina.. We
can do it.
yfc suggest as a motto for our fair,
"For Farmers, Not waters. nuw
does the suggestion strike you?
J. A. MILLS LEAVES SOUTHERN.
(With the return of the railroads on
the first of the month to tne cuipu
rate owners, J. A. Mills, formerly as
sociated with the Southern Railway
and since Ms discharge from service
. the -army, with the United States
Railway Administration as city ticket
agent, at Greenville, S. C, has ac
cepted the 'position of ..Traveling ra-
senger Agent; for the Missouri r -
cilc raitroacL with headquarters at
Atlanta. . ,
i Mr. Mills was recently marneu
Miss Nannie Steadman, of Jackson,
Tennessee, and as soon as, arrange
ments can be made for the change,
they will go to Atlantta to make their
home. Joe, as he is familliarly known
is the son of Thomas C. Mills, of this
plaice. His many friends and ac
quaintances in Polk county will be
pleased to learn of his good luck and
5 C. C. Jones
6 J. C. Dimsdale
10 R. B. Streadwick
11 P. N. Hood
12 W. W. Spurlin
13 M. C. Johnson
14 W. H. Pace
15 W. T. Hammett
16 L. G. Newman
17 T. G. Newman
17 T. J. Houser
18, F. R. Coggins.
NOTICE TO HOG GROWERS. "
The - Hampshire Swine B reeders
Association will meet ,in Missildine
hall,, on, Tuesday, March 16th, 1920,
at 10:30 o'clock a. m. All members
of this Association will take notice
and govern' themselves accordingly.
when laying fewer eggs, and A. G. (Furthermore, every lover of a hog in
Oliver, Poultry Club, Agent, tells here J Polk county, and along a narrow strip
how to feed them to insure largest of South Carolina, adjacent whether
production. ' lit"' be a white hog, a black hog, a red
"Scratch mixture should be fed lor spotted hog, big hog or little hog,
twice daily, in deep litter. Feed about j fat or poor hog, is invited to attend
one-third of the mixture in the morn-1 this meeting. What we are trying
ing and two-thirds in the afternoon. J to do is to stir up an interest in hog
Give in the morning just what they growing. So if ( you don't love the
will eat up in half an hour. Feed a whole hog, if you just love a slice of
mash, either dry or moist, in addition J one's ham, or a nice sausage, ribs or
to scratch grain. I backbone or even a chunk of his liver,
"Dry mash is used most commonly I just come along and help us la some
real "Hoggish" plans that will in the
future mean more hogs, in Polk coun
ty than we can eat.; so that we can
ship by car lots to those who are too
trifling in other countes to grow them.
Now don't everybody stand back and
wait for the other fellow to attend
this meeting; just come along and
nelp something by your presence' and
encouragement, if nothing else.
Respectfully, ; " t
J. R. SAMS, County
.. , . . An Excuse. , 1
"Am I gem to have a bath. tonight,
mother?" "Yes, dear." . 'Wei,;. don't
ye think - Td better go outran' get a
little dirtier?" Judge,
Miss Maggie Price died last Satur
day, and was buried Sunday, in the
Cane Creek cemetery. We extend
our sympathy, in this sad hour. .
Mr. and Mrs. Tolbert Odell visited
Mfc. and Mrs. M. N. Burnett,, last Sun
day. Mrs. U. S. Gibbs visited her moth
er, Mrs. N. L. Lynch, last Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. B. R. Wilson,: visited
his . father and mother, Mr. and Mrs.
Whit Wilson, Sunday.
Mr. Birch Jackson visited Mr. U. S.
Gibbs, last Monday. :
; Mr. Supt. made a nice talk, at Sun
ny View last Friday. His -subject
was mostly about the school and boys.
; Miss Oma Gibbs spent one : night
last week with her grandmother. ,
and is kept before the hens at all
times. If moist (not sloppy) it should
be fed onlv once a day. monng or
i ii in
noon, ana only as mucn as tney wm
eat up in from 15 to 30 minutes. The
moist mash is very useful in order to
use up the table scraps. The quantity
of meat scraps used in the mash can
be reduced in proportion to the gar
bage and milk used.
"In the fall a moist mash may be
Used to advantage when the pullets
do not consume sumcent dry mash,
which is sometimes the case. If the
hens seem to be too'fat, make them
work longer for their scratch grain
in xleep litter.
"Feed the same rations or combina
tion of feeds all year, and do not try
to try force moult prematurely by
special methods of abnormal rations.
One must use his own judgement as to
how much grain to give to his hens,
as the amount varies with different
breeds and at different seasons of the
"The following is a fair estimate of
amount of feed to use: One quart of
scratch grain and an equal weight of
mash (about 1 1-2 quarts) daily to 13
Viorto vf fVio crenornl rmmnsp. breeds.
TttndP Tsland Reds. Plvmouth four on the road for every dol
P,V nH wvndottes or to 16 hens V We PUt UP Ane leli0W VOieS
AWVwAk.W j al 1 m .
r oll. n a Kroa This I agonal, uiai iuiiu ui x iiiuiwsiuuu,
would be about 7 1-2 pounds daily sure "u&n aoen f wani
. -j v ieveryDoay put tneir snouiaer to tne
eacu oi scraucn giiuns aim ui moau wi - - , . ,
inn nbnnt 9 1-2 nounds wneei ana iet s enJy prosperity.
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of each to 100 general purpose fowls. suon
It i,rr hv fro rancrp or lare Vards 0unty home 0011(13 w11 alS0 settle1-
...V, O O- ' I -ITT. J ii A. il . I ..
we are uiiuruieu liuxl uie vuuui.y
Work Involved in Making Rifle
' The English rifle, the Lee-Enfield,
fires 34 shots a minute. It is made In
94 parts, involving - over . 1,000 operations.
Several more new cases of the flu
are reported in this comunity, but
none are serious so far. It has been
milder in this section than it was last
Rural letter carrier, J. H. Gibbs R.
2, has resumed his duties after a
leave of absence for three months, in
which time his physical conditioon
was very much improved.
Hurrah for the good roads move
ment. White Oak and Columbus
townships are to have an election on
April 20th to ascertain .whether or
not they, want a bond issue. If , the,
election carries we can get the use of
containing green feed a general pur
pose hen will eat about 75 pounds of
feed in a year, and a Leghorn will eat
about 55 pounds in addition to the i
green stuff consumed.
Test your seed it
to take a chance.
costs too much
Estimates place the annual loss to
the South on sweet . potatoes stored
in earth banks at $25,000,000.
Grow hay at home for your' stock.
Road Commission has arranged to
start two or three groups of men and
teams to work immediately. They
will start at the County Seat and go
in about three directions, working on
full time until they have traversed
the entire county. They are to work
the main roads first, and then branch
out on the less important ones. Won't
it be fine to have the roads worked in
the spring, instead of the fall? Our
county is coming to the front.
Land about Mill Spring is still
moving. J. U. uibDs has negotiated
Plant spring oats now, or raise' soy several deals in different parts of" the
bean and cowpea hay this summer. I county recently.