For (be licze
AND THE TRYON V BEE!
TXXV NO. 13
TRYON, N. C. FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 1919.
$2.00 A YEAR
corn and cotton by shal-
and do it at once.
j otort new ones
fhrairs and weeds, and put them
-hnd isow some grass seed
what it will do
neW permanent pastures,
e-ood lana.. rw
-, 3 i v.
low creeK anu uiauwi
irPt for corn, anu atccp
and creeK nm . -
the very oest giatuig
he county agcuvo - ----
f tPrracesjbut in roiK cuuny
majority of land is too steep
veby terracing; so the only
tA do is to prepare xo cover sucn
with grass and turn it into per-
nt pastures, and now is tne ume
tnk and act.
en this is the time oi year w
Uter turnips. Every farmer in
county should sow a good turnip
You know exactly how to
are me iunu vv i i
u-hen you get your land pre-
I and your turnip seed sown then
a permanent pasture grass mix
on the same land and see. what it
do for you next year in the way
arting a permanent pasture.
pw is tne ume oi ycai w w
r cover crops to keep your land
cashing away, and to grow hay
to prevent buying high. priced
next summer, and to put njtro-
h the soil without shipping it
South America. Sow rye or
and vetch for hay. and crimson
Ir and rye for cover crops to turn
r next spring, for corn.
The following is a report' of the
proceeds of play and ice cream social
given by the Columbus Betterment
Club for the Soldiers Monument fund:
Proceeds from 15 eral. prenm ' acai
vost oi cream ... i. ......... .
Express... : , ....
Play and postage. ...
Cakes .............. ....
Total profits ...
Mr. Lucien L. Hicks: of firppnvillo
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S. C, spent Monday with friends in
Mr. Euland and Miss Ruth Weaver
spent several days last week with
friends in Columbus.
Miss Minnie Arledge left Monday
for a two months' trip to Ohio, In
diana and Nebraska.
Mr. M. B. Mills, of Spartanburg,
spent the week-end with his pai-ents
Miss Vada McMurray left, Monday
to open her school at Lightning Jfcod
Messrs. L. C. Julian and R. E. Al
exander, of Greenville, spent Sunday
There will be a party at the Colum
bus dormitory Friday evening," in hon
or of the teachers
Mr. N. T. Mills spent several days
with relatives in Spartanburg, last
week - '
Coluro.bus Baptist Church.
Sunday .school 10:30. A fine at
tendance is earnestly requested as we
wish to organize plans for our com
ing revival services. We want Sun
day school ta take part. Public wor
ship 11:30. Subject will be, "The
Church- and Its Members Every
body invited to these services.
The fW. M. U wil hold its regular
meeting -A full attendance is desired
as we will need to elect a president
for the society. . . :i y
B. Y. P. U. at 7:30, led by one of
the Group Captains. i v
Prayer service at 8:00
Our' revival services will begin on
Sunday, August 17. May we look
forward to a rich and profitable meet
ing. E. J. JONES. Pastor.
w is also the time to mow down
s and weeds along the road and
pice tows and along the branches
fcgh the fields, that makes farms
so rugged and uncomely. Just
pe trimming up each year would
so much. Suppose you did not
e or clip your beard, or have a
cut. How would you look at
N of the year Well, the farm
s to be trimmpH nn iust the
Jen what about the poultry house?
can you expect poultry to treat
veil if you give them no treat-
t at - all ? So look after the hen
See that there are no leaks in
foof and an open front toward the
hand see that the hen house 'is on
fd dry place where water cannot
i ormake it damp, as dampness
FS root) niirl
ceived $150,000;000. Is this any more
immodest than our sister church who
asks for $75,000,000.
On account of. so much rain the far
mers have not been able to work their
crops much the last few weeks.;
Mr. G R Connor made a short call
at Mr J. W. Thompson's one day last
Miss Margaret McFarland visited
Mrs. Rener Thompson, Friday last.
Mr. Eddie McGuinn spent one night
last week with Mr John C: Thompson.
Mr J. W Thompson and two of his
sons made a trip to Rutherfordton
last Saturday , rJ t ; '.
Mr. Bud Liles has purchased a new
car; also Mr. A. CSmith has purchas
ed a Ford - " '
We aie glad to say that C J.
Thompson is getting along fine with
his broken shoulder -
With all good wishes to the POLK
COUNTY NEWS and its readers.
Mr. JVill T, Green anf 1 wif e visited
relatives near Saluda lasf week-end. r
- Mrs. Horace : Arledgeltl and babies,
Anna Rhea and Glenn, Jr., are spend
ing several days with , Mrs. Splawn
near Mill Spring. j f : .
We would be ?be jrlad i if everyone
who has relatives and friends buried
at Silver Creek cemetery would be be
present at the above place on Satur
day, August 9th. This day has been
set apart to clean up thSefcernetery.
M.E. K'PXr M-l'11 DrvlV nniitif IT
-j inn uc m j. virv twuiivj
aay to conduct another series
construction oLsome poultry
58 on the -most approved plans
p who have the lumber and de-
1 demonstration on their place
4 Tite me at once. Of course
fannot build for evervbodv. but
wild wherever it will oPPmirnrlv
greatest good to the great-
so let me know at once.
0w 'hen vou cpf oil
n 0s- uu who vtvri.AC'
r you a sniif i j . i
file t e unve ana urag
of the public road by your
101- n VP51V 4.X.
at a difference there will be
J J start to market with cotton,
tlea or what not.
J- SAMS, County Agent.
Till T . .
lastv ?r'01llver Creek'
Nnaii r,. un Aer Parents here.
tn T i lbner made a business
kiss ;Xay, Wednesday. .
kne t)?! Salley' of Columbia is
V-J R a , mer on her farm.
ct a s'p!:nec,ge left, Saturday, to
Reside q T f revival services at
a ie' of Charlotte, is
ge, 'nmer at Rickshaven
Mr. Arthur Green and Miss Ger
trude Feagan were happily united in
marriage last Thursday. She is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bei'ton Fea
gan and is highly esteemed by all who
know her." Mr. Green is a very prom
inent young man of Greens Creek and
vicinity. Their many friends wish
them a prosperous life.
Mr. Bridge Green. Of Spartanburg,
called to see Miss Beulah Shields,
Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Nance, Misses
Lealer and Janie Barnett, Messrs.
Wallace Jackson and Clarence Bar
nett made a trip to Chimney, Rock last
week, returning Saturday, and report
a good time. i i
Miss Myrtle Quackenbush, of Ashe-
ville, is visiting her grandparents, Mr.
and Mrs: D. T. Welborn, of Sandy
Revival meeting, will begin at
Greens Creek first Sunday in August.
Miss Effie Mae Blackwell and Mr.
Wilbur Feagan called at the home of
Mrs. Flynn, Sunday evening. .
Barnett Blackwell gave a musical
at his home last Friday night, and a
iot of young folks came and enjoyed
themselves to the fullest extent.
TRYON ROUTE 1.
How crushing was the news that
we must" bid our good Mr. Copland
and wife good bye: We will miss the
editor so much, who has been willing
and ready to help in all movements to
make a better county for us. We
hope their health will soon be, restor
ed and they will' return to us by the
time we enter the "promised land."
Mrs. John D. Sjtton, of S. C, was
on the Route visiting, relatives, accom
panied by her soldier boy, who recent
ly returned from overseas and is a
genuine specimen of Uncle Sam's
boys ' 1 ,
Mr. Harvey Green is in from the
west visiting his aged father and
mother, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Green.
Mr anH Mrs Bifircrerstaff ana ittle
the parents of Mrs Bigeerstaff. Mr;
and Mrs. M. N. Hall ,
Miss Clara Edwards was made hap
py Sunday by so many of her friends
returning from church with her.
I wish to state the Methodist church
only asked for $35,000,000 and re-
We are glad to have with us again
Mr. C. O. Ridings, who has been in
camp at Camp Jackson, for fourteen
Mrs. Martha Miller is very "low at
this writing. ' ; j
There was a singing at Mr. C. W.
Davis' Saturday night last. Every
one there reports good singing and a
Mr. M. F.' Wilkins made a business
trip to McMillins Thursday.
Mr. J. C. Davis made a business
trip to Rutherfordton, one day last
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Davidson, of
Fingerville, S. C, spent the week-end
with the latter's mother, Mrs. Miller.
Messrs. Conrad and Willmer Rid
ings, spent theweek end at. home.
Mr. J. H. Hines is visitin-lti3 par
ents at Union, S. C.this week.
Miss Zermon Calvert is visiting
friends and relatives here this week.
Messers Oland Wilkings and C. O.
Ridings motored to Hillcrest Thurs
day night for prayer meeting.
Several from here attended preach
ing at Kesslers Chapel Sunday. ; All
report an interesting sermon.
Those who attended the W. O. W.
ice cream supper at Mf Joe .Wilson's
Saturday report a nice; itime.
Miss Maye Lyneh returned home
Saturday f rom ChimneyjRock. r I
The many- friends of, Miss Pearl
Gibbs were glad to welcome her home
last Tuesday, ,f rom Kansas City.
. ..i . i5
miss Arisansas Jackson was the
guest of Miss Mattie Williams, Sun
day. . - :rW
Messrs. Frank and Henry Dimsdale
of Kansas City, are visitiner home
home folks. , .H'li v:"
Mill Myrtle Whiteside ras the guest
of Miss Annie Wilson, I Sunday;
Mrs" F. R. Cogginsilgave a social
party Saturday night ini honor of her
two brothers, who arelfehome from
Kansas City. Everyone reDorts a
splendid time. - Ht
Mr. Bill Jackson spent; Friday night
with Mr. Reuben Wilsonr
Mr. andNMrs. F. R. Coggins visited
the latter's mother, Mr. A. J. Dims
dale, Sunday last. ;f . v
Mr. Hobart Whitesidj
grandfather, Mr. W. ty.
Glad to note that Mr. Henry. Gar
rett has reutrned home from overseas.
We are glad to welcome him home
Quite a number from Silver, Creek
attended church here,, Sunday.
Mrs. Maud Halford and Mrs. Coch
eran spent Sunday afternoon and
night with Mrs. W. P Halford. "
Mr. and Mrs. L. B McGraw spent
the week-end with the latter's sister,
Mrs. Mack Skipper. .
Mr. N. C. Burgess from Inman, and
Mr. H. G. Jackson, from Henderson
ville, attended church here, Sunday.
Cheer up, Big - Level, and come
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MILL SPRING ROUTE 2.
TO TIJE FARMERS OF
It seems that we are going to have
some nice weather now.
S. E. Head, of Melvin Hill, who is
visiting his brother, Earl Head, pass
ed through this section looking
around over the old home place, Sun
Earnest Laughter and I. B. Bradley
were in the Bright's Creek neighbor
Only two rattlesnakes killed last
week. Tom Newman says he- killed
what he thought was a large copper
head snake with a forked tail. D.
Faty says he killfed a horn snake and
that the horn was inch long. -We
never heard of one in "this section be
T. E. Pace and Mrs. Lila Newman
and C. C. Jones are canning tomatoes.
- Cecil Kirby , Calhoun Young and
Brogan Foster, boys of Union, S. C,
visited T.W. Bradley, Sunday.
C. C. Jones has bought land near
Henderson ville and will probably
move to it in the near future.
M. C. Hill, of Mill Spring, spent
Sunday night with the family of C.
The. two little granddaughters of
Mrs N. A. Price have returned to
their home, near Columbus. v ;
Everyone is' trying to finish up their
work this fine weather.
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Sunday school at Silver Creek is
progressing very nicely. M
; Quite a number of young people
from here attended the box supper at
Mill Spring, Saturday night. j
Mr, N. Bana Arledge returned home
from overseas last Friday;, also Mr.
Miss Jessie . Green has returned
home from -Rutherfordton hospital.
Miss Grace Arledge entertained at
her home on last Sunday . afternoon
Misses Lena Gray and Velma , Con
Constant, Messrs. Hoyt Thompson
and Gaither Johnson.
There will be a singing school
taught at Silver Creek, beginning on
August 4th; taught by Mr. Zach Sear
cy. Mr. Nun Arledge, Sr., of Greenville
S. C.y was; visiting relatives in this
section last week,,'';;'-'- - ".-:. ":-
Dr. Pratt filled his regular appoint
ment last Sunday evening.
Rev. ACaldwell j;as stated sup
ply for the Presbjsterian work in Polk
county, will preach in,r the Chapel'
Sunday, August 3rd, at! 8:30 p. m. -
Mr. Julian C. Rhode, of Whittin,
N. C, is the guest of liis mother, Mrs.
Belle Rhodes, this week
Mesdames W. F. anoVF.-E. Swann,
made a visit to relatives in East Flat
Rock, one day last weelc.
Lucian L. Hicks, of Greenville, S. C.
was calling in Lynn, Sunday.
Mr. S. M. Robinson, jof Lowell, N. C.
was in Lynn one day iast week, look
ing after business affairs of the hos
iery mill. fcffe
S. F. Fowler made . business trip
to Doufflasville, Ga., ljast week.
The bridge over Skyrika stream is
reported as bein in f a dongrerous
condition. I 'pi-
Owing to so much mn the low bot
torn land crop seems telbe. very much
retarded m this section.
Some people say that, last Friday,
tne zotn, was nrst dog-day and, some
claim Saturday, 26th to be the first,
but the old saying "every dog has his
day." " - '
The postmaster at in has one
sunflower stalk . bearing something
over 50 sunflowers. . NcW if you area
doubting Thomas, coriicount them.
The Ladies Aid of j Lynn will give
a . box supper-next Saturday evening,
August 2nd, at the newl. church build
Mr. W. T. Hammett ias been a pa
tient at the Steadly Hospital in Spar
tanburg for a few days, having an
operation for some throat or tonsil
trouble. We are glad "to report he is
all to the good and willfpe back on file
job in a few days. .$','
Mrs. Wm. McKinneyJ of Converse,
S. C, and her daughter. Miss Minna
Coggins, of Spartanburg," are visitors
in Lynn, this week. SlJ-
Mrs. Chas Williams id children, of
Inman, S. C.,-were thef guests of her
mother, Mrs. J. B. Panther, last Sunday..'-,
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We were sorry to read- the farewell
letter of Mr. B. F. Copland in last
week's paper, but every , man is sup
posed to know what is5best for him
self and family, so wish him and his
good wife the very besl of success in
making the change.
Alright Wr. FishtopU go ahead and
tell us how many ratters will go to
their death by venturing out of dens
and trespassing on inan's domain.
Say, please keep tab of all that's kill
ed - in that section f and4 repc . tin r all
the number of casualties. -'-
The Sunday school at Cooper Gap
is steadily increasing , .
Messrs. Henry and Frank Dimsdale,
also Mis Pearl Gibbs. from Kansas
City, are in on a vacation. ,
lhe Woodmen had , an ice cream
supper at .J. B Wilson's on last Sat
urday evening All who attended re
port a jolly time
A crowd of youngsters enjoyed the
music and interesting games at P. R.
Coggins'. Saturday last.
Little Arkansas Jackson was the
dinner guest of Mattie Mae Williams
on last Sunday.
Hey. Sunny View, the sun shined
last week and in preparing a small
turnip patch on it was found a pilot
snake, two yellow jacket nests, a par
tridge nest, a wasp nest and a den of
ants. So get busy.
The singing and music was highly
enjoyed at Mr. D. P. McGuinn's, on
last Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. Coggin, who has been spend
ing a few months with her son, F. R.
Coggin has returned to her home in
Some more nice weather- at last,
which is appreciated very much By
farmers, who are a good deal behind
with their workT $ - - -
Born to -Mr. and Mrs. M.- Georgion,
Miss J. M.- Love returned to Hill
crest Institute, this week.
Mrs. Anna Smith and Mr. and Mrs.
Roy Smith, of Georgia, are visiting
relatives in this community.
Mrs. Milnor Jones is visiting .Mrs.
J. T. Camp. - .
Mr. D.' H. Houser and family are
visiting relatives in Spartanburg
county, this week
Miss Winnie Moore has returned
home from the hospital at Rutherfordton.
Mrs. Sid Gross spent several days
last week with Mrs. Mary Smalley.
Mr. Luther Collins has returned to
his' hbrne after 14 months in Uncle
Hillcrest Institute has had a very
successful opening, a large number of
pupils being enrolled larger than at
any previous term.
Mr. and Mrs. Ouincv Powell and
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Gray visited Mr.
and Mrs. J. P Abrams, Sunday
Mr Furman Smith, of Anderson, S
C, and Mr. Dillard, of Sumter, S. C.,
made a business trip to this neighbor
hood last week.
Messrs Robert Alexander and
Compton Julian and Misses Jason Mc
Kinney and Margaret Brian came
from Columbus to Hillcrest Sunday
evening to attend services.
After this week, a new department
will appear in the POLK COUNTY
NEWS under the head of "Farm and
Home Department. Under this
head, we want to pack chock f ull twa
columns of the very best and most ap
propriate farm ; practices that will
make Polk county agTicuJture a thing
of beauty and utility. Under this
caption we will from time to time' dis
cuss soils and soil building and fer
tility and soil conservation.
Then the kind of crops most suited
to different soil types, and conditions,
and the disposition of those crops,
either directly, or feeding certain
crops through, beef or dairy cattle,
sheep, hops, poultry, etc . And since
we have agreed to run such a depart
ment in the NEWS we would like fdr
as many farmers as can do so to be
subscribers, that we may speak to
each other weekly about- important
farm matters. The subjects of per
manent pastures is now before -us;
then will follow whether we will grow
beef cattle or dairy cattle and devel
op a creamery. Live stock, including
beef cattle, dairy ( cattle, hogs, sheep
and poultry will be of paramount im
portance. Every farmer in PolK
county who has a farm problem is in
vited to see me and discuss with me
or write me about such problems and
let us together try to solve them.
Our opportunity is before us in Polk
county will we make good, or will
we let them go for the next genera
J. R. SAMS, County, Agent. .
The special sale of cream, boxes.
lemonade, etc.. Saturday mght was a
grand success Netting over $50.00
for the Monument Fund.
Mill Spring is to be complimented
for. the progressive moves she is mak
ing. We are to have the fair, better
school and road facilities. We are to
have a nice Masonic Temple with a
large store room down stairs, on one
of the best corners in the place.
It is amazing how "fast and how
high real estate is going around Mill
Spring. There have been a number
of deals negotiated recently and oth
ers under way.
Don't forget the good roads meet
ing at Columbus, Monday, August 4.
Also the community club meeting "at
the Mill Spring schbol house, Satur
day night. August 2.
: Rev. Mr. Shelton filled his regular
appointment at the M. E church; Sunday.-
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Mr. J. M Lewis and family went tc
Hendersonville Sunday to a family
reunion of the Thornes. '-,-.-'
Misses Pearl and Essie Edwards
spentvSaturday night with Miss Ltflia
Barber. ' ,
Mr. J. M Barber. Mr. J. R. Foster
and family spent Saturday night ; in
.Spartanburg. - '
Since the coming of the Thorns
from Florida, the jeunion of the f am-
ily has been looked forward to. The
day was set, the word passed along,
and all started on the way on Sunday
morning, July 27th. Laurel Park,
Hendersonville, being the place select
ed to meet. In due time all were on
the spot. After the meeting and
'greetings it was suggested a hike up
the mountain to the spring before din-
her. Off we went, up and up through
the beautiful laurel. But such a
spring, so clear and cold, to rest, to
drink and to talk, to drink' again and
down the mountain we came for, din
ner.. The table selected, cloths spreafl,
the dinner set out; oh, such a dinner.
Everyone seemed to remember what
the other one liked and it was there.
After the blessing was asked, the-thanks-for
the meeting again, all got
busy, and busy we were for quite a
spell. When justice had been done
there the cooks all felt--their dinner
had not been slighted. Out in- the
sun with the kodak for the pictures.
Just the family (we children, only
seven, one having gone on several
years ago) a few of them, then the
wives and husbands with them, (one
husband was lacking) then all to
gether, then the little ones; afterward
the soldier boys who had just returned
from France. The evening was sjpen
in talking over old times,: a trip on
the little electric line to view tEfe
country round from the tower; a
beautiful , view. ' I
The family consists of the follow
ing: T. t. Thorn and family of JLan
drum, S. C, J. M. Lewis and family,
of Mill Spring, N. C, Mertie, John
and Claud Thorn and Mrs. Manc
Stanley, of St. Petersburg, Florida;
Bob Thorn and family, of Greenville,
S. C. Aunt Sue Hampton, of Hen
dersonville joined us; also Ben Boone,
Pauline Shankel, Lillie Conant and
Mrs. George Logan- came in for a
time. All seemed so happy to . meet
after a separation of narly 33 yars.
All left hoping to come together
again. A few are scattered abroad
in the land, some of our number in
Flanders field. We parted hoping
that all may come together again, if
not on this earth around the Great
Throne where father and mother and
loved ones dwell. ' . . , - i
One Who-Was There. ,
. . ' -o -"Rat
Snap Beats the Best Trap Erer
Made," Mrs. Emily Shaw Says.
"My husband bought $2 ".trap. I
bought a 50c box of HAT-SNAP. The
trap' only caufcht 3 rats but RAT
SNAP killed 12 in a week.. I'm never
without RAT-SNAP Reckon I
couldnt raise chicks without it.'
RATSNAP comes in cakes. Three
sizes, 25c, 50c, $1.00. Sold and guar
anteed by The Ballenger Co., and
Carolina Hardware Co. J i . ...