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VOL. XXIV NO. 10
TRYON, N. C. FRIDAY, JULY 12, 1918.
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reappointment of our energetic
3,nd i wiU surely the voice of the
?anl!;V pvorvbodv seems much
P, ;.,;, to have him continue his good
Volney Lewis, of
X. J., accompanied
-b. their (UuiR
' and their niece, uiss
Fucker, of Charlotte, av
L dormitory for a stay o:
term and dry, one extreme follow
'been received from Roon
of J-. P. Arledge, that
Mi, ami Mrs.
... ... nvnnivic'k.
V" 1 . 1.4..;.. Ai; TlnAnm. T ni
lull, iiija vjicaiiui 4Ui-
r Lowis is. professor of geology at
n.t.mr CO If lit-. 4.. w
.VI"-"'. . 4i T,. OOU
hp sailou tor over ineie uune
Mr.Kay Arledge is at home qn a
of our popular rirgn bcnooi
, y 11 i f
-drnts. .Mr. tonei uvvens, ui uieens
Creek, was visiting friends here this
Prof F W. S. Cobb held an exam-
lvl' ." 1 1 m 1
mtfion for teacners nere, lusuay.
Mn Ellis Walker, of Greens Creek,
i Visiting her daughter, Mrs. E. B.
Cloud, who has been sick, but is con
Mrs. A. T. Hart is seriously ill at
this writing, having had a stroke of
Mr! R. F. McFarland was at home
Sunday. He is located at . Asheville
Miss Pearl McGuinn has been very
;cfc-the past week,
Mrs. Henry Laughter, 17 years of
age, and her babe, died at her home
Friday", and were buried Saturday at
the Williams family burial ground.
Prof. E. W. S. Cobb conducted the
Messrs. Archie Feagan, Edwin
Constance and Early Petty have join
ed the crowd of Polk county boys at
Hopewell, Va., where they have se
Mr. Iridell Langston ,of Florence,
S. C is at Mr. E. W. Dedmond's for
an indefinite stay.
Mr. A. D. Brown who has been vis
iting his family has returned to Wil
mington, In. C, where he is at gov
ernment work in the ship yards.
Mrs. E. C. Shore and daughters,
K'atnerine and Ollie, liave TTetuTned '
from an extended visit in .Virginia
ad Winston-Salem, N. C.
The Betterment Club realized $8.00
from the sale of ice cream sold the
Fourth of July. "We hope to have it,
for sale frequently if it can be secur
ed. w. s. s
T. W. Bradley and Earnest Laugh
ter hauled a load of peaches to Hen
dersonville, last week.
Lindsey Henderson, of Henderson
ville, visited his grandfather, Jasper
Henderson, a few days last week.
Rattlers are having a tough time
keeping out of people's way these hot
days, as they have to have water, and
when they go in search do not always
get back home. Some one is killing
a snake almost every day but W. J.
Bishop has the prize so far for the
largest one and the most rattles (13)
killed last week.
Mr. Posey Hnderson and son, Mont
gomery, visited Miss Florence Brad
Misses Pearl and. Vina Laughter
visited Mrs. N. A. Pronce on day last
Miss Myrtle and John Pace visited
tneir lister, Mrs. Herbert Pace,
Saturday, remaining over night.
W s. s.
OUR- FRIENDS-OVER THE BOUNTY
Some Items of Gansral Intereat Gathered By Our Correspondents Irom V
Sections of Polk County ;'v
(Too late for last week.)
Mr Howard Brian has returned
Mr. D. M. Abrams wejit back
Camp Jackson Thursday, after a
ing visit to nis home folks.
Miss Myra Sue Houser is visiting
relatives and friends near Chimney
Capt. M. Georgian and Miss Eliza
Abrams went to Tryon, Sunday and
were caught, on their homeward way,
in the almost tropical storm that
raged about dark that evening.
Mr. Thompson, of Asheville. spent
the week-end at Cedar Hill planta
tion. Rev. Mr. Kidd and Miss Priscilla
Camp made a flying trip to Ruther
fordton. They were just in time to
witness the arrival of Rev F. B. Ran
kin and family. Mr. Rankin's family
will spendthe summer in Rutherford-
ton, but he has gone back to Camp
Mrs. Marie A. Smalley has gone to
.visit her daughter near Mooresboro
N.-'C." ' - ; 4V'-; '
on the 3rd, and all are preparing for
hear Gov. Bickett in Rutherfordton
on the 3rd,N and all arp reparing for
the local celebration on the Fourth.
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Camp have been
hiotified that one of their sons has
been wounded in France.
W. S. S.
Farmers are busy laying by their
Mr. and Mrs. Lawter visited at the
home of Mr. Miller Lawter, of Cooley
Miss Ethel Henderson,' of Mill
Creek, attended Sunday school here;
Mr. and Mrs. Rollin Feagan were in
Melvin Hill, Sunday.
We were glad to see Mrs. Branscom
out again, Sunday, after her recent'
After several weeks of illness, Mr.
William Watson died at his home,
here, last Saturday night. He had
been afflicted for some years. Mr.
Watson was a good citizen, well re
spected and had many friends. He
leaves a widow, his second wife, and
some four or five sons and daughters,
all of whom are married and have
families. The funeral was at vireen
river church, Monday.
Mrs. r.xie Prince has received let
ters from her two sons Carl and Her
bert i'nnce, to the effect that they
naa landed sately in France.
MILL SPRING ROUTE 1.
Rev. J. M. Barber filled his regular i
appointment at .Lebanon, .bunday.
-Misses Mossie and Doreas Edwards
Barbara and Eliza White, W. E. El
liott "arid A. A. Edwards v?eht to Bill's
creek, Sunday. They report a nice
time, as it was on the mountain, and
the cool breezer made eit. (pleasant.
' A. A. Edwards had the first cotton
blossom the 2nd of Julyj
J. T. Edwards made a trip to Ruther
fordton last Tuesday, t '
s ,Mr. Garner Skipper was in this
section, Sunday.1 M
We were real , sorry nat the Rock
Spring choir was withqut any alto
Sunday. Hope they will be able to
have better singing for ; the conven
tion which is in Octobef.!
1 Miss Sarah Gilbert ?isited at Mr.
Henry Lynch's, last week-
Miss Alice McCrain Avas a visitor
at Mr. Gilbrt's last weck
; Several from this sejbion went to
Rutherfordton the thirrf pnd report a
nice time. t L ,
;. Wanted, an alto singtejh; Who will
volunteer to help the Rock Spring
choir? They will appreciate your
help very. much. . j
MILL SPRING ROUTE 2.
Rev. McCall of Henderson county,
delivered a good sermon at Cooper
Gap, Sunday. We hope he will come
Mr. J. L. Jackson has received the
giad news that his son, Ralph, has
arrived safely "overseas."
Mr. John Bradley was a caller in
this section, Sunday.
Misss Grace, Oma, Lizzie and Mat
tie Williams and Annie Wilson were
callers at Mr. T. N. Wilson's, Sunday.
Mr. George Ruff and others motor
ed to Camp Sevier Sunday;, to see
Mr. and Mrs. Posie Wilson haVe re
turned from Spartanburg, S. C.
School begins at Sunny View on
the 22nd. We have two teachers this
Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Coggins visited
on the route Sunday last.
We wonder if Mr. Skippr caught
his car Sunday. Hope he "did.
When you finish reading the NEVS
send it to some Polk county soldier.
They will enjoy reading it.
Mr. Pink Jackson, from Sandy
Plains, is visiting his father, Mr. J.
Everybody is invited to be; at Cane
W. S. S
all lines of work in the immediate fu
ture, and depends upon its loyal
members to cooperate with the bu
reau and work! with as much enthus
iasm as in the past.
We have to. supply . twenty-nine
comfort kits to our boys who leave
for camp this? jmonth. Anyone wish
ing to help make or furnish thest
kits can get directions from Mrs. B.
F. Copeland, phone 74, Tryon.
w. s. S-
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.
I Why Boys Leave the Farnnl.
Rev: R. X. Pratt will fill his regu
lar appointment next Sunday, at 3;30
The Fourth was exceedingly quiet
:n Lynn. No visible signs of any
booze. Ladies Aid sold ice cream
The wife and infant of Henry
Laughter died last Friday, only a few
hours apart. Mother and babe were
laid to rest in the same casket. Mrs.
Laughter's maiden name was Foster,
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John L.
Bryan Cannon, of Spartanburg,
ar.d Harrison Cannon, Jr., of Green-
'il!o, spent the day last Sunday with
tome folks, returning Sunday even
Howland Ruppe, of Cooper Gap,
in our village last Tuesday sell
ing some as fine peaches as we have
s'?fn. 1 tell you they were some
Peaches and some price. Now Row
ianri bring us some more peaches, ap
Pes and watermelons.
The Tryon Hosiery Mfg. Co., did a
food work with the children in the
wll by buying first and last Thrift
stamps on their cards, and by this
move several of the children have
started to save some money and help
J-r'-'!p Sam win the war. .
Sidney Carius and family, of Pis
FH'i Forest, visited relatives and
''nds here last week-end.
)irs. (loo. H. Bradley, of Spartan
JutV, S. C, is visiting- relatives in
LJ'Jin tfjis week.
. Qyiii to geographical conditions
trp star and rural mail routes will be
a proposition to revise, but if they
r;o improved let's go to work.
rhe report we made last week on
K s. s. pledges read $25.00
n it should have read $2,500.00.
ltlP young ladies deserve very much
f''enit for their assistance in this
. . At this writing Mr. R. H. Metcalf
Witf sick. It's to be honed he will
. L. P. Justice, of Beech, N. C,
visiting his son, Jake who is some
Ih" Odd Fellows children , had a
-T good house and their exercises
vfd they had been carefully and
Our Red Cross girls served ice
cream at Hillcrest Institute on the af
ternoon of the Fourth, clearing some
thing over $12.
Mr. Bridges and others of his family
went to Greenville, Sunday, to see his
son in camp.
Miss Mila McKinney and Mr. Clint
Blackwell spent the week-end in For
A goodly number of our citizens
went to Rutherfordton on the third,
to hear the Governor speak ,and help
Hillcrest Institute will begin its
Summer term, July 9th.
Mr. C. W. Twitty and Miss Mary
!, Diekerson visited relatives in our
Threshing wheat is now in order,
the turn out being better than was
w. s. s.
H. H. Covil is all smiles on ac-
of the arrival rf vmini? Miss
8. Mother and babe doing
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Phillips spent
Sundav with their son, E. P. Phillips,
J. W. Reed and family spent Sun
day with the latter's parents Mr. and
Mrs. J. T. Carsweil.
Luther Phillips and wife spent Sat
urday and Sunday at Mr. D. U. ran
naey's. Miss Allie Connor spent Saturday
night with Mrs. Annie Liles.
" T?ov W W. Womack preached a
verv interesting sermon at the Bap
tist church, Sunday.
Misses Iva Gosnell and Bessie
Thompson spent Sunday at Mr. J. R.
Walter Russell made a flying trip
to Asheville, Tuesday last.
Russell Newman called to see Gra
dy Phillips, Sunday. .
Willie Turner spent the Fourth in
Miss Lizzie uaiton spent luesuay
last at Mr. E. G. Thompson's, we
are sorry to know that Miss uaiton is
not improving in health.
Mill Soring Route I, are you ac
quainted with that little town they
call JNOOasvinc ;
We are glad to learn that our sol
dier boys landed safely in trance
three weeks ago..
Mrs. Chap Turner spent Saturday
with Mrs. J. B. Dalton.
Mr. Bill Giggs'and family spent tne
week-end at Mr. Melton's.
w. s. s.
Jj-ops in Cooper Gap look fine.
1 he truck farmers here are getting
" n. or money out of their early veg-
doies and fruits. The Ford trucks
fc to market and back in six Hours,
N. Dimsdale and entire family
stored to Hendersonvflle Saturday,
" pleasure trip.
M A Sue Jones is visiting.her aunt,
-a. uora Lawter.
fc IJr. J. M. Gilbert has a lot of fine
caches ready for market. '
Mr. Hamp Ruff had the misfortune
Mep on a nail a few days ago, and
"dS a verv anro
1, f JVV4 O-WV.
?alPh Lawter who has been so
"Why did you leave tfarm, my lad?
Why did you bolt and quit your dad?
Why did you beat it off to town
And turn your poor old daddy down?
Are wallowing in deep distress;
They seek to know the hidden cause
Why farmer boys desert their paws.
Some say you long to' get a taste
Of faster life and social waste;
Some say you silly little chumps
Mistake your suite cards for your trumps. i.
In wagering" fresh and germless air , f
Against the smoky thoroughfare, f;
We' e all agreed the farm's the place,
So free your mind and state your case."
"Well, stranger, since 'you've been so frank 1 :
I'll roll aside the hazy bank,
The misty cloud of theories,
And show you where the trouble lies.
I left my dad, his farm, his plow,
Because my calf became his cow.
I left my dad, 'twas wrong, of course, .
Because my colt became his horse. r ;
I left my dad to sow and reap ji;
Because my lamb became his sheep. f
I dropped my hoe and stuck my fork
Because my pig became his pork.
The garden truck that I made grow,
'Twas his to sell but mine to hoe.
It's not the smoke in the atmosphere,
Nor the taste of life that brought me here.
Please tell the platform, pulpit, press, '
No fear of toil or love 'of dress,
Is driving off the f arrner's lads,
But just the methods of their dads . "
-J. Edward Tufft.
The farmers are having some fine
weather for killing weeds.'
Kev. W. P. Stepp and son, Clayton
Stepp, from South Carolina visited
his son, T. R. Stepp, last w-eek. They
report good crops in their section.
C. C. Jones has been hauling tan
bark .for David Morrison.
T. R. Stepp attended sineiner at Mt.
Lebanon, Sunday. Says he certain
ly did enjoy his trip.
w. s. s.
The farmers of this section are
very busy trying to get through with
their work. "
Miss Letha Barber was ! the guest
of Miss Leon Egerton, Sunday.
A number from here attended the
Fourth- of July celebration at Crairt
ney Rock, and heard Governor Bick
ett's thrilling address. Everybody
reports a nice time.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Gibs and Mr.
and Mrs. J. H. Cocherum were pleas
ant callers at the home of Mr. J. G.
Mr. Wacaster's son Was buried at
the Baptist cemetery last Thursday,
July 4th. We extend to the bereaved
family our very deepest sympathy.
Misses Myrtle Pack and Letha Bar
ber were guests of Misses Esther and
Sue Gibbs, last Thursday night.
Mrs. L. C. Gibbs and dauerhter vis
ited the former's father, Mr. T. M.
Ruppe, of Route 2, Sunday.
Mrs. M. J. Higgins died at the home
of her daughter, Mrs. H. NP. Arledge,
last Saturday afternoon. Her body
was laid to rest in Silver Creek cem
etery Sunday. Rev. Mr. McCoin con
ducted the funeral services. She was
a devoted Christian, and leaves many
friends and relatives to mourn her
loss. We extend to the bereaved ones
our heart-felt sympathy, and point
them to the One Who doeth all things
"She was too gentle and too fair
To dwell in this world of toil and
We are very glad, to note that Mrs.
Barber is better. r ,
Messrs Claude Lewis, IClarence
Gibbs and Doctors Aiken and Carpen
ter made a flying trip to 'Chimney
Messrs. J. M. Lewis, Claude Lewis,
W. G. Egerton and son, William, at
tended the Fourth of July celebration
at Asheville, N. C.
Messrs. Ed. and George Barber
left Sunday night for Hopewell, Va.
Mrs. W. M. Walker and children
were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. G. E.
Arledge Wednesday aftrnoon.
Mr. Keagan Bradley, of Camp oe
vier, spent the week-end at home.
w. s. s.
POLK COUNTY RED CROSS."
Ralph C. Erfikine, C. P. Rogers and
wife to the Melrose Power and Mfg.
Co., 4 lots. Consideration, $10.00 and
other valuable ! considerations.
C. O. Wilsoii ;and wife to Edna Wil
son, 24 9-10 I acres. Consideration,
G. W. Justice, Com., to The Melrose
Power & Mfg.: Co., 337 acres. Con
Burton F. Clark and wife to Mrs.
Etta Clark Miller, 855 acres. Con
i Burton F. Clark to Grant C. Miller,
33 acres. Consideration, $1500.00.
W. A. Newell and wife, R. C.
Erskine, C. P, Rogers, to the Melrose
Power & Mfgj Co., 16 acres. Con
sideration, $10-00 and other valuable
consideration, i I
Ralph C. Erskine, W. A. Newell
and wife, C. i Rogers and wife, to
The Melrose Power & Mfg. Co., grant
Considertion, $10.00 and other valua
W. A. Newell and wife, C. P. Rog-
res and wife, Ralph C. Erskine to the
Melrose Power & Mfg. Co., 98.9
acres. Consideration $10.00 and' oth
er valuable considerations.
R. C. Erskine, W. A. Newell and
wife, C. P. Rogers and wife, to The
Melrose Power & Mfg. Co., 98 acres.
Consideration, $10.00 and other valu
W. A. Newell and wife, C P. Rog
ers and wife, R. C. Erskine, to The
Melrose Power & Mfg. Co., 161 acres.
Consideration, $10.0 and other valua
W. S. s.
Collins J. Johnson, to W.illie May
WEAVER AT IT AGAIN
No, not Congressman Weaver, but
our own J. D. Weaver ,of Greens
Creek township, Polk county. We
are in receipt of the following letter,
enclosing $2.50. We wish several
more of the loyal citizens of Polk
countv would turn themselves loose
in the same, cause. The incessant
calls for tobacco from our boys who
are "Over There," make you heart
sick when you realize how slow our
people are to respond to these ap
peals. Wake up and send in your
money and let the boys know that our
thoughts are of them by sending
them plenty of good old U. S. tobacco.
Landrum R. 1, July 8 1918.
Editor Polk County NEWS.
Enclosed find $2.50 to buy tobac
co for our soldier boys in France, to
be credited to the names below.
Mrs. C. R. Collins, Landrum, S. C. .50
W. M. Hines, Campobello, S. C.,...50
K. N. Hines, Campobello, S. C... .50
J. D. Weaver, Landrum, S. C... 1.00
TRYON ROUTE 1.
Several of the boys were out Ford
ing, Sunday. , 4,
Mr- Clarence Gibbs and mother
were "in this section, Sunday.
Misses Annie Wilson, Lizzie Wil
liams, Grace and Oma Gibbs visited
Mrs. C. B. Gibbs, Sunday afternoon,
and on the way back one had the mis
fortune to fall in the creek.
Mr. J. Run and son, Gorge, made a
flying visit to Greenville, Sunday.
I Mr. Noah Lynch visited Mr. Hobert
Whiteside, Sunday. ' '
Mr. Bill Jackson made a call at
Mrs. Jane Helton's, Sunday after-
Mr. G, L. Taylor has gone to Spar-I
tanburg for a few days. .
While entertaining a good old pal
of by gone days we let the mail pass
last week without our letter.
Mr. Moses, of Raleigh, delivered an
interesting talk on War Savings
Stamps, Thrift Stamps and pigs, at
Fox Mountain school house Friday,
the 28th. . .
Three cheers for the million Amer
ican soldiers 'Over There" and great
big one for the few who took the
city of Vaux in 25 minutes without
th eloss of a single American. Let's
buy Thrift Stamps, War Savings
Stamps and let them know that the
people "back home" are behind them
in all heartiness, regardless of iinan
Mr. Arthur Ruppe has entered the
training camp at Camp Jackson.
We snent the Fourtn oi jury quiet
ly at home, feasting on canned music,
consisting of the latest patriotic war
songs, , with no big guns save the
flae-s fivine in the breeze,
hoping the flags of all nations would
soon be waving in the breeze of lib
erty. ; ' " : '
Mrs. Mamie Mitchell spent Tues
day last with Mrs. R. G. Hamilton.
The Greens Creek Baptist Sunday
school has bought one Thrift Stamp
out of the treasury. . How many
more Sunday schools in Polk county
will do that much, or more? Let's
all pull together and win this war if
it's God's will. The Sunday school
has decided to carry out Gov. Bick
ett's proclamation to ring church bell
at seven o'clock for two minutes and
all pray while; the bell rings. And I
wish to say let's sing in our hearts,
"Where He Leads Me I. Will Follow.'
With my best wishes to you and the
NEWS, Yours truly,
J. D. WEAVER.
TO CLUB MEMBERS
OF POLK COUNTY
The following quotations from a
letter received by Mrs. Holmes as di
rector of woman's work for rolk
County Chapter, will be of interest
to all members. The letters were re
ceived from Mrs. Grant, director of
the woman's bureau for the southern
ii? 1 i i j. .-a
Dr. Newton Clark!;? father and ! "rajamas wnicn you nave sent n
mother, were visiting Mx the route have oeen Daoiy neeaea ana usea. we
Sunday. U VYXI11' ug.a.u. :":"
Mr anH Mrs noarmaS. of Snartan- vuji iirxpi vii ti.e DpJCuuiu
burg, were spinning up; bn the route they are doing and we wisn to as-
Mr. F. B. Nance has his motner e 'u 7 ""'
with him for a few dayfc- appreciate. TX.,
Mrs. Lola Mull and aby, . Murphy, .in in s connection iurs. .
were the pleasant called of Mrs. Ber- wishes to explain tne aeiay m secur-
thaNance, Sunday. . r aho V:3.T.
Mr. Floyd Toney is Ramping nearp.""" V 4. TdJ T'
Columbus so as" to ma two loads of wige 4u-u h Z '
T.,r o WaiT cles of every description are being
lumber to Tryon in a ay. . . . Jin3
Misses Elsie EdwaftfS and Bessie " .h
Hamilton attended Christian Endea- " UUL A. "tJZ'r 3flnrZp
,r. c,T,r li- . than are at present needed of some
vor, fcimaay. !.;. j ic.c s fv. T,Q.c?f ioc are
Prayer meeting at Mr. E. B. U,d- turned in Under normal ; conditions
wards', next Sunday aTernoon. thig matter cou be easily j settled by
Misses Corine and Tfanche Feagan holding the over-plus until (needed
were guests of Misses f&lara and An- and calling for more of the -smaller
nie Edwards, Sunday. j -( supply. But these arc war . times,
Mollie ndf ano mere is a very Qennue u uii tu
tne resources Dotn oi materials aiiu
transportation. We cannot spend
time and money on dozens of articles
and department o
Raleigh and Wash
The State College of Agriculture
ngton, D. C, have
Misses Clara Edwacls.
Nellie Dalton, visitedj Misses Pearl
arM Essie Edwards Suay afternoon.
Canning huckle anfe blackberries
seemsto be the fad jvfst now.
Those who attendeclj;he Fourth at
Cross Keys report a niije time.
Go to church, Sunday'; at the M. E.
church, Mill Spring,
that may be not be required lor a
year, when there is a crying need for
other things which the same time
and money might supply immediately.-
' ' -v;T4'- -:':-'-This
Chapter expects allotments on
worked out a short course of four
days at the A; & !. College, at West
Raleigh, for club workers in North
Carolina. - -
The rule by which appointments
ar made, is the number" enrolled for
club work in each county, and ac
cording to enrollment I am informed
that Polk county will be. entitled to
nve ciuo representatives this year.
These may be either boys or girls.'
The expense of this short course will
be the railroad fare to Raleisrh and
return, at reduced rates, and the ac
tual table expenses of 25 cents per
meal while there.
Now if any; j boys or gi rls in Polk
county desire to go with me to
Raleigh, Aug. 21st to 25th, they must
make application to me at once, and
first applications w-ill be accepted till
the number five is obtained. Re
member that; ; only five, including
boys and girls,, can be obtained.
This is a' great opportunity for
boys and girl$ meeting for morning
drills, on the State Farm, the Exper
iment Station, Stock Barns Orchards,
Poultry Plant; Lecture Room and
many other things make these short
courses of tremendous importance to
those who are able to attend.
R. SAMS, County Agent
P. S. Let every patriotic citizen of
Polk county remember the county
Fair at Columbus, Oct. 9, 10 and 11,
and begin now and help make it I a
grand, success. This is something in
which every" one can help; . -4 j, .
Piously sick is better now. . '