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VOL. XXIV NO. 9
TRYON, N. C. FRIDAY, JULY 5, 1918.
$1.50 A YEAR
Much of Interest to Citizens or
polk County 1 rampirea
GET TOGETHER MEETING.
. . vi "wuwib, iijatume ex
piring on June 30th. His work has
been of such nature that the citizens
r f county felt that they could not
afford to lose his valuable services
and good counsel. The matter of
employing him regularly was discuss
ed by the citizens generally. A few
days ago the editor of this paper
called on Mr. Hudsoiy at Raleigh and
iajiu mm now me people of the coun
OUR FRIENDS OVER THE COUNTY
Gsnaral Interest Gathered By Our Correspondents From Various
Sections of Polk County -7
MILL SPRING ROUTE 1.
to the call of County
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.......... im wnicn miiikj:ii tui
ho NKWS of last week, quite a
'Liber' of Polk" county citizens met
nuVj,viK Inst Monday and took
n the matter of improvement o:
We had a bic rain Saturdav ni dit
ty felt in the matter and asked him also another Sunday, and did some
ior some kind of a nrnnnojf I tj damam. Washed wv hnHo-e nn
submitted one. and was sr fniv tVaf the small streams and tore nn fhp
the matter was taken up to the Board roads.
ana seeing the exceptionally good Messrs. Bert Edwards and Garner
terms on which Mr. Sams could be Skipper went to Rutherfordton, Fri-
. 1 mi
conditions m the county. ine
. ! ,-1 Kit rtlrtnf irirv
n F CopIan(1 cnairman- Heasked
JL'all present express themselves
; .'1,. nn.in the proposition. Talks
made- OV xUflsbls i.. v,. mine, J..
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"of'Trvon; Elias Cantrell, C. E. Gray
and many others from different parts
of the county.
The residents residing along the
various routes .now eminating from
Landrum expressed themselves as be
ing well satisfied with their present
mail facilities, but that if some
scheme could be worked out whereby
the remainder of the county could be
better supplied and them not. hurt
they would be glad to cooperate in
Mr. Sams in opening the meeting
gave instances of where neighbors
residing in almost speaking distance
of one another 11 they attempted to
reach each other by mail would take
three to four days to do so. It was
ascertained that only four rural
routes originated in the county prop
er, while South Carolina supplied an
equal number, and Rutherfordton
one. The matter ' was freely. dis:
cussed, and finally a motion was'
made and-carried that the chairman
appoint a committee of five to go in
to the situation draw maps and out
line some scheme, and when complet
ed to notifv the chairman. - and'rhe
would then call another meeting to
be held in Columbus, and steps would
then be taken to have the govern
ment send a man here -to go into the
matter more fully and lay out routes
that would benefit the people of Polk
countv and not the people of. some
other state or county.
One scheme jwas submitted by Mr.
Sams to have Try on made the start
ing point, and the mail taken by fast
automobile to Columbus and Mill
Spring and the rural routes start
from these two places, and all mail
sent back to Tryon in the evening in'
time to catch the two evening trains
out of herp. It' that idea can be
worked out it would mean that any
person in Polk county could be reach
ed in one day, whereas it now takes
from two to three days to do that. It
takes as long for a letter to reach
citizens on the various - rural routes
from either Columbus or Tryon as it
ft takes to reach New York or New Or
leans. If the NEWS is not mailed m
the Trjgfn postoffice on Thursday
night it can not reach its readers in
all parts of the county before Mon-
ay ot the week following.
One gentleman expressed himself
by saying that the people in his com
munity were interested Jn receiving
mall from other sections beside Polk
county. Granted, but if an arrange
, ment -can be devised whereby he can
receive mail frnm PnlV rmint.v AND
jHt: OTHER SECTIONS as prompt
ly he' certainly could have no cause
w complaint. The champions of
this move do not want to take away
"nJ' of the present advantages, but
they want to give everybody addition
As. Mr." Sams snirl the nennle of
county will never pull together
i" coopm-ate until their interests be
anie universal and common, and
such a condition can not be brought
about while they are not brought
rarer than at present.
ihe Polk County Fair was freely
scussed, and it seems as if the
?'nole county is aroused on that sub
let, an(i tnat we may eXpect a big
Mills said that it seemed to
jm that the only way for the people
of oik county to know what was go-
JS on in the county was by taking
l"e POLK milMTV MTT!WS fViP nn-
y newspaper published in the county,
Wi W lifVl H'Or.
'"toiniation on county matters.
1 he chairman then announced the
oilowing gentlemen las members of
pe committee: MrJGeo. H. Holmes,
11-yii, chairman;. C. E. Gray, Lan
r'rijm Route 4; Cheatham Jackson,
v sPring Route 2; J. M. Lewis,
h . sT,ring, and, L. H. Cloud, Colum
U is earnestly requested that
n committee get together as early
h Possible and take up the matter
W n-port to the chairman, who will
tnrn r-nll 1.1 a.? '
t . 1 tiUULner meeting.
day, on business
Mr. and Mrs. Hawkins were visit
ors at R. L. D. Gilbert's. Saturdav
employed, grasped the opportunity
Mr. J. M. Gray, district demonstra
tor was present and nlacpd th mnt
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ter Deiore the Board, and these gen- -ana ounday.
I . I 1" I T 1 1-- I I liur -1 1 I A 1 .1 1 1 t e i
ui icct;ptiiig me v. a. n,awaras ana wne made a
piupoMtion. iney are to be com- short call at W F. F,lWt' Prirlnv
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L?T S, VePet passed through Friday moving V
-w-wm? . v in u 1 ir i i i r ill i r i i a - i - i
waiu riountain, ana nre caugnt in
several places. Lebanon church was
m some danger of being burned
county will uphold them in the
Mr. Sams has made many warm
friends during his short sojourn in
Polk county, and we feel quite cer
tain that during the next twelve
i months his labors will show such re
suns tnat the people of the county
will demand his permanent employ
ment, tie is ousy at all times studv
ing out plans for the advancement of
I'olk county, and not for anv one par
ticular section of the county but for
the best interests of the county as a
whole. He will have charge of a
regular department in the NEWS
during the next twelve months, and
you may expect to see articles in ev
ery issue of great importance to peo
pie in all walks of life in Polk coun
W. S. S.
NEW COUNTY COMMISSIONER.
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Edwards made
a trip to Tryon, Saturday,
Mr. Anderson Womack visited his
brother, Rev. Joe Womack, last week.
Bert Edwards and Garner Skinner
have purchased a Ford car. Look
A large crowd of vounsr folks en
joyed a singing at Mr. Fonse Ed
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warns ounaay evening, we were
real sorry those boys who started in
a car tailed to eret therp.
Miss Barbara White was thp o-uest
of the Misses Edwards, Sunday night.
Mr. Virgil Skipper savs he is coins'
to run a car to tiills Creek, Sunday,
to the sinertng. We hone he will
Fine growing weather for last
John and Burton Williairis, Of Lynn,
passed through this section one day
last week, on their way home. They
had hauled a load of tomatoes and
other vegetables to Hendersonville.
Well, Trvon Route 1, we hope to be
at the Fair, and the rye will be there
too. If you can't wait till then you
may come over and not only see the
rye, but some of the - finest : gardens
and possibly as fine corn as is grow
ing in Polk county.
Logan Newman is marketing- his
tomatoes and J. B. Bradley his peach
es, this week. 1
Mr. Weaver, Mr. J. B. Bradley had
tomatoes on the 18th, md Logan
Newman roasting ears onHhe loth.
' We heard the first katydid on June
28th. Old folks say 'hist three
months before frost. j
Cool on the first day jd$ July, hail
on the 30th is probably ttie cause.
T. C. Laughter and E. U . Bradley
took two loads, consisting of pota
toes, beans, apples, cabbage and
roasting ears to Hendersonville. last
Ike! Walkr and Earnest Laughter
took a load of produce to market
Lynn it is reported tjiat Walter
Burgess killed two rattlers by tramp
ing on them and he was brefoo.
the week-end with relatives in Ches
nee, S. C. '.
Misses Bessie Thompson, Alice and
Mamie Wilson were callers at Mr. M.
C. Gosnell's, Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Bobbie Gault spent
Sunday night with the latter's moth
er, Mrs. Jno. Foy.
Garfield Prichard has -returned
home from Oklahoma.
Miss Bessie Thompson and brother
made a business trip to Tryon, Mon
day lastday last.
MILL SPRING ROUTE 2.
But Little Money Received of
Late for the Purchase
BOYS GRATEFUL FOR WHAT
IS BEING DONE FOR THEM.
Mr. "Mack" Pace, of Saluda, has
been appointed to -fill out the unex
pired termof Mr. S. H. Slaughter,
resigned, on account of ill health.
Superior Court Clerk Arledge is to be
congratulated on this appointment.
wr. -ace is one oi saiudas promi
nent business men, and is in position
to be of great help and benefit to
Polk county.-; He, howeverf'jrefuses
to hold on any longer than to fill out
W. S. S.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.
"OUR ORDERS." f I
to W. C.
N. C. Harris Receiver,
Robertson, Collector, 81
G. W. Justice, Com., to W. C. Kob
rtson, 62 acres. Consideration $i4.
J. M, Lewis and wife to J. R.
Splawn and wife, quit claim to lot in
Mill Spring. Consideration, $1.00.
W. J. Scriven, Com:, to Anthony
Allman, 2 acres, more or less. Con
Wm. Redmond, Jr., and Francis M.
Scott to J. W. Edwards 208 acres,
" Joseph E. Morgan and wife to
Fletcher Jones, 66 acres. Considera
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Weave no more silks, vjeLyqns looms, J
To deck our giris for 'gay delights;
For the red flower" of battle blooms,
And silent marches fill the nights.
Weave but the Flag whose bars today
Droop heavy o'er our early dead, j
And sombre garments, coarse and g aj.
For orphans that must earn their
thc meeting that he had in his po-
s'on government post route maps
w such other data that would be of
help to the committe.
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COPNTY DEMONSTRATOR APPOINTED.
the meeting of the County Com-
at finlnmhiis. Inst Mot
; vuuniy Demonstrator for
one year. Mr. Sams was sent here
L U1 United States and North Car
Jitate Board of: Agriculture
John A. Langley and Bessie Jackson.
Zeno Johnson and Laura Moore.
Ben Black well and Ruth Williams.
Wm. I). Rogers and Julia Dill.
-4W. S. S. .
The second i week of the Teachers'
Institute is progressing nicely. Prof
D. F. Giles, of- Raleigh, another of
the State Board of Examiners, is the
conductor. Prof. Giles is a very ef
ficient teacher and interesting speak
er and we feel sure the school work
for the coming year will go forward
on a higher plane of efficiency.
Dr. Cooper, director of the State
Board of Health, made a talk to the
teachers Tuesday afternoon.
Prof. Moses, of Raleigh, assistant
in club work in N. C, was in Colum
Prof. E. W. S. Cobb and family at
tended 'the Langley-Jackson wedding
last week. We congratulate the
promising young man on his good
fortune in naving won one who is of
Polk's fairest daughters, also one who
is held in the highest esteem by her
Sergeant Ezra Constance, who is
stationed at Newport News, Va., is
home on a visit.
Mr. Albert Burgess is also visiting
Word has been received of the safe
arrival over seas of Mr. Pat Hampton
brother of Mrs. J. A. Feagans.
Mr. Ray Arledge came home on
Mr. and Mrs. Boise Weaver oi
Greens Creek spent Monday in. U-
lumbus. Mr. A. D. Brown is at home
visiting his family. Mr. Brown is
mployed m snip Dunumg ai Wil
mington. N. C.
Roscoe McGuinn is aoie to waiK
airain. after having been badly hurt
in an automoDiie acciueni.
Miss Nell Constance and Miss L-iz
zie Dedmond entertained the young
folks of Columbus, and the visiting
tenrhers. at the home of E. W. Dea-
7 i i i i .
mond, Monday mgnt m nonor ox
QoT-o-t Constance, who is home on a
v Vrfx 5 v v v - r
Miss Minnie Rogers, of Greens
Creek, is attending the institute this
flma -Reynolds. Mae Mills
and Mr. N. T. Mills attended the Sun
day school normal held at Greens
Creek, Saturday and Sunday.
Mrs. E. B. .Cloud is on the sick list.
Miss Estelle Walker, of Greens
nrePk, in visiting her sister, Mrs. E.
-Miss Thelma Davis is visiting, her
grandparents in Greens Creek. ,
Keep back your tunes, ye viols sweet,
That pour delight from other lands;
Rouse there the dancer's restless feet,
The trumpet leads our warrior bandL
And ye that urge the war of words
With mystic fame and subtle power,
Go, chatter to the idle birds,
Or teach the lesson of the hour.
Crops are looking good since the
Mr. Bailey, representing the Divis
ion of Agronomy, made a splendid
talk to the farmers at Sunny View,
on June 25th, on the importance of
growing soy beans, alfalfa and other
We were pleased to see so many
people at the school house last Fri
day for the purpose of buying War
Savings Stamps. But few families
but have bought, in this section.
Say Mill Spring Route 1, .the- peo
ple here were not afraid of the can
vassers after Mr. Sams had told them
why they should buy War Savings
Stamps. We hope Mr. Sams will
come this way again soon.
Several from here have gone to
Columbus today. '
Mr. T. N. Whiteside and daughter,
Miss Myrtle, left for Montana, Mon
Mr. Albert Lynch was out Fordiner
on the sand clay road, Sunday.
Misses Grace and Oma Gibbs, Mag
gie Jackson and Annie Wilson,
Messrs. Hobert Whiteside, Bill Jack
son Noah Lynch, Dee Hilton, Frank
Mills, and Charh Brown were pleasant
callers at Mr. N. L. Whites'ides, Sun
day evening. All enjoyed the good
Mrs. Twitty Jackson visited Mrs.
T. N. Wilson, Sunday.
Mrs. K R. Coggm spent Saturdav
night with her mother, Mrs. A. J.
Mr. Noah Lynch was a caller at
Mr. J. L. Jackson's. Sundav.
Corporal John D. Wilson who is
"Somewhere in France' wrote home
that he had been gassed and his
lungs painfully burned and his eyes
injured. Would be returned to
America to a hospital soon. Mr. Wil
son enlisted five years ago.
Mr. T. N. Wilson visited Mr. W. W.
Gibbs, Saturday evening.
Mr. Corlew is attending the insti
tute at Columbus, this week.
Mr. Bill Jackson was out joy riding
Sunday evening. He didn't seem to
think his horse would run away any
tjoys and gins now many 01 you
are corresponding with the soldiers
Let's write them cheerful letters.
Sunny View writer, have you gone
to the "Land of NM?7' Wake up
Ye Sibyl Arts, in one stern knot
Be all vour offices combined;
Stand close, while Courage draws the ot,
The destiny of humankind! L
And if that destiny could fail,
The snn should darken in the sky; J
The eternal bloom of Nature fail, "
And God, and Truth and Freedom' ie!
Julia Ward Howe in Atlantic Monthly, Jujy, 1861.
Hot July brings cooling showers
Apricots and gilly flowers.
Mr. B. F. libbs is very sick at this
writing. Hope he will soon recover.
Miss Leona fcgerton was tne guest
of Misses Mollie and Nellie Ualton,
Mr. and Mrs. Leo Brisco left for
their home in Hopewell, Va., last
Thursday. Mrs Lionel Brisco will
leave for Hopewell iuesday, July
Miss- Lethea Barber visited Misses
and Essie Edwards, Sunday.
ixrs. Wm. Ledbetter is visiting at
Mr. W. G. Egerton's.
Miss Clara Edwards and brother,
Frank, were guests at Mr. A. E. Ar
ledge's, Saturday and Sunday.
Mrs. Romeo Melton is on the sick
Mrs. N. A. Nodine is visiting rela
tives and friends here.
There was quite an interesting
Christian Endeavor meeting held at
Mill Spring Baptist church, Sunday.
The subject was "The Power of the
Cross in Africa. "Leader, Miss Clara
Edwards. Leader for next Sunday
night, Miss Sue Gibbs. Subject, -All
Mrs. .Lula Barber is quite ill.
Messrs. Frank Edwards, Claude
Lewis and George Barber attended
the Sunday school meeting at Greens
(Much success to the NEWS. also to
our soldiers. , r -
The people in this section are about
through their work. .
We are all glad to Lear from aur
soldiers again. i)
Mr. J. R. Sams madu a splendid
talk on the clover crqp at .Sunny
View, on the 25th. ,
Mr. Noah Lvnch visited Mr. Ho
bert Whiteside SundayJ
Miss Maggie JacksoiJ visited Miss
Grace Gibbs, Sunday. J
Mr. Bill Jackson mace a call at
Mr. Lynch Whiteside Sunday after
The people are buyinfr War Savings
Stamps and bonds very! rapidly. Sun
ny View has invested $'J55 with Uncle
Mr. J. R. Sams made a "nice talk on
, i TIT . T7w, -
tne war savings campaign, rveiy
body enjoyed hearing, him.
Mr. J. C. Whiteside Smade a nice
No services in Lynn last Sunday, i
being the fifth Sunday.
We wish to correct a little error in
last week's repoi-t. We should have
said there were four accessions to the
Get ready for the orphan children
Saturday night. Give them ; a full
S. F. Fowler and family, also Mrs.
R. H. Metcalf, motored through to
Bristol, Tenn., last week, for a ten
days' visit to relatives. ;
Marklv Hooker and sister, Lizzie,
who have been at Jeflica, Tenn. for
quite a while with their brother, W.
Clyde Hooker, have returned.
Ed. Foster and family, who moved
to Rutherfordton, N. C. several weeks
ago, have returned, and are now
domiciled m same house they moved
out of. '
Miss Ruth Williams, of Lynn, and
Ben. Blackwell, of Henderson county,
were happily married last Saturday
morning, at the residence of J. H.
Metcalf, Tryon, by Rev. John A.
Langley, of Lakeview, S. C.
A very enthusiastic, patriotic rally
was held at Chapel last Friday night
The W.S. S. and Thrift stamps drive
was discussed by Rev. R. N. Pratt, W.
F. Little and A. L. Hill. Several of
the Lynn girls were selected to can
vass the town Saturday, and pledges
were taken for about $25.00.
Mrs. John Lawrence, of Gramhn, S.
C, run up to visit her mother, Mrs.
J. F. Cochran, last Monday
Mrs. J. T. Cook, of Black Mountain,
. .1 T Tl
is visiting inenas in iynn. ivirs
Cook is a niece of Mayor W. vV. Bal-
Jard. . i
The little three-year-old boy, San-
ford, of Mr. and Mrs. JN". H. Hardin,
died last Monday, at about 2 o'clock
p. m. Was buried at Tryon cemetery
Mrs. A. E. Jones went to Asheville
several days ago for treatment. Her
many friends will be glad to know
that she is improving.
Miss Frances Rowland who has
just finished school, has been employ
ed as one of the teachers in the Pied
mont Institute, at Demorest, Ga.
The threshing machines are now
From the Washington Bureau of
the Providence Journal,
723 Fifteenth Street.
Washington, - July 1. Notwith
standing the official order making to
bacco a part of the army .soldier's
ration, the military authorities here
favor a continuance of patriotic ef
forts of newspapers to raise volun
tary funds for supplying tobacco to
our boys in France.
Maj. John Caftlan O'Laughlin, spe
cial assistant to Gen. Geo. W. Goe
thals, Quartermaster General, said
when told that the Providence Jour
nal's tobacco fund had passed the
$50,000 mark, .."Tell the Providence
Journal to keep it going. The War
Department has, of course, issued no
order on the subject, but heartily ap
proves the work- that has been done.
The fact that tobacco has been added
to the regular army ration should
not halt the good work that the Prov-
dence Journal has been doiner
hrough its fund for the boys in
France. The ration which the gov
ernment now proposes to allow
amounts to only four cigarettes a day
and what is that in .the way of
smokes for the boys in the trenches?
(jto ahead with the volunteer fund.
You're doing a good work."
Near the Front
Somewhere in Franc
April 18, 1918.
Polk County News
Tryon, N. C.
To Whom it May Concern:
We, the undersigned soldiersbf the
A. E. F. in France, have received a.
package of ""smokes" for which we
are very grateful. You have asked us
to drop a line or two to you, land we
will with the greatest of pleasure.
The idea is a very good one. These
packages have reached us T where
there is not a-Y. M. C. A. hut for
many miles and it was what we call
a "lifesaver" for us. When the boys
are at the front and are out of
smokes it makes it very disagreeable
to make the days go by as well as
the shells. If some of the folks back
home knew what a lot of good they
have done by donating -these "cheer"
packages. I am sure there would be
no "slackers" to the good cause
which you have given a place. We,
in bhalf of all the boys "over here,"
fighting for the cause of humanity
and justice, thank you and the do
nors who have made this idea a real
ity. We remain,
Ralph C. O'Neill,
George W. Tripp.
Co. B, 1st Field Battalion, Signal
Corps, A. E. F. 2nd Div.
Logan Newman and Thomas Price
have rented a cabbage patch from
Terrell Stepp, near Walker, and have
it ready for setting out.
Milo Jones, from Tuxedo, visited
his grandmother, Elizabeth Jones a
few days last week.
Thomas E. Pace s two daughters.
Eva and Estelle, attended Sunday
School at Sunset Mountain last week.
Farmers in this section are very
busily engaged just now in keeping
down the weeds.
The first cotton blossom reported
in Melvin Hill was in Mr. G. C. Fea
gan's field, June 28th.
Mrs. Etta Branscom has been quite
sick for the past week, but is som
better at this writing.
Mrs. Mary Self, of Henrietta, vis
ited her daughter, Mrs. Morris, last
A wind and rain storm passed
through here last Sunday evening.
Mr. Tom Cantrell has lately pur
chased himself an auto.
Nearly everybody in this section
bought , War Savings Stamps last
Mr. Wm. Watson is reported being
Messrs. W. B. and G. C. Feagans
went to Columbus on business Mon
Mr. and Mrs-. Otho Head s little
girl has been quite sick for a week or
Lmore but is improving now.
talk on school affairs bn June
Miss Annie Wilsonl fcent Saturday f
night with her father, fir. T. N. Wil-
son. -, , f
Mrs. A. H. Lynch !spent Sunday
evening witk Mrs. N. Williams.
Good luck J;o our soldiers.
w. s. s -
Mr. and Mrs. E. G.; Thompson have
received a card announcing the safe
arrival over seas of thpir son, Arthur
A. Thompson, M. D.,Jl)5th Engineers.
W. R. Turner and 1 daughter spent
Hurrah for the Fourth of July, j
Get ready for the Fair.
Subscribe for the NEWS. -Buy
W. S. S. and Thrift Stamps.
W. S. s
We had a fine rain Sunday, and
the farmers were glad to see it. !
Eli, Bradley visited his brother,
Lewis Bradley, Saturday and Sun
Lewis Bradley went to Hendrson-
ville last week and purchased a new
wagon. - - t
Polk county owes our efficient dem
onstrator, Mr. J. R. Sams, a vote of
thanks for his boost of Polk county
as a sheep and cattle proposition,
before the recent convention in : the
interest of sheep growing, at Ashe
ville. , He made statements as toi the
very desirable "and moderate priced
lands, climate, close market, etc., land
general advantages of Polk county.
It would have made any resident; of
Polk county fejel good to have 'heard
-k -i i- i i -V. : i .f
kj verorooK .orcnaru bjuppeu n-o now
apples June 22nd, fully two weeks
earlier than usual.
Miss Katherine . Middleton, of Mo
bile, Alabama, arrived in Saluda,
Tuesday, to spend the summer j in
Overbrook bungalow. Her friends
will all be glad to see her back. I
Capt. Howard is happy again J for
his old summer girl is in towiju j -