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TRYON, N. C FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1919.
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are having some warm weather
L nist few days. Seemfj more
School is progrsmg nicely at Mt.
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r,.n choir, bunaay.
fli'on Green will preach at
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nuch better nowu
Messrs. r rariK uarrett ana Amos
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Arledge attennea singing at jjeoanun
Mr. Harmon Thompson had the bad
uck, last Friday, to sprain his ankle.
Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Garrett", and
hild .Raymond, visited the latter's
jarents, Mr. and Mrs. Joel- Sherfy
Sunday. . , .
Mr. J. B. Bradley was back on the
mountain again, Sunday, for singing.
Mr. and Mrs. J. JB Thompson were
he guests of Miss Maggie Newman,
near Friendship, who has been sick
'or quite a while, Sunday. ;
Mr. Clem Arledge passed through
this section, last weeK. ,
Mr. Gaither Johnson was in Tryon
a few days ago.
Mr.T. W. Bradley will sing at this
place 3rd Sunday in December.
. Mr. Josh E. Thompson has gone to
Saluda, today, on business. i
Mr. Jones Co'chran was seen in
this community a few days ago.
The little 8-year-old son of Mr. and
Mrs. Logan Hudginsdied,. last Sat
urday morning and was laid to rest
in the Cane Creek cemetery, Sunday.
Miss Thurcy Burnett was the
pleasant guest of Miss Grace Gibbs,
on last Sunday morning. ;
Mr. 'Willie B. McGuinn visited Mr.
"X F. Corn on last Monday.
Mr. Virgil McGuinn visited home
folks, last Saturday and Sunday .
Mrs. G. L. Taylor and Mrs. U. S.
Gibbs visited Mrs. A. J. Dimsdale
Mr. Wheeler Odel visited his broth
er last Saturday and Sunday. V
Mrs. Lillie Taylor visited her sister,
Mrs. Ella Gibbs, on last Monday.
Miss Maggie Jackson visited Grace
and Oma Gibbs, last 'Sunday.
Several from this section have
en going to Asheville with pota;
toes for the past few weeks.
Mr. Claude Williams left last Mon
day for Lincoln, where he-will spend
a few months. , -
, Mr. Will Corn has been workings at
he saw milffor the past few days.
It has been quite awhile since New
Hope said anything; not because she
has gone to the band or is dead.
We are just completing a nice
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Mclntyre vis
ited the former's father, Saturday
d Sunday. . . -"' r
Mr. Merlin Thompson was' the
guest of Messrs Golden and Wesley
Thompson,' Sunday. , ;
The officers captured a still not far
from this section, Tuesday night.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Thomp
sn a girl. : x
Mr. Arthur Tate is visiting rela
tes at Greers, S. C, this week. "
We are glad to note that the peo
Pte in this vicinity are through gath
erjng thir crops. Our crops this year
have been good.
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The little three ' months old child of
Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Ballard died lat
unday morning and was laid to rest
Monday in the Tryoii 'cemetery. The
bereaved parents have the sympathy
of the whole community. .
The many friends of Mr. J. , L.
Jackson will be glad to learn: of his
being very much better, having been
confined to hisiroom for several days.
The Ladies Aid society planned a
b(x supper to raise money to pay for
an organ recently bought for thd
church. Last Saturday night the
young people of Lynn gathered at te
Chapel with all kinds of nicely dec
orated boxes, filled with all kinds of
goodies to eat and a lot of nice cakes
etc. When all was-sold the survey
showed $86.58. All present had. a
good time and parted with" their cash
cheerfully, as it was going to help
the good lads in their good work!
Mr. G. E. Metcalf, with his family
motored up from somewhere in Geor
gia last week.
The school grounds here have been
very much improved by some grading
It's to b hoped that the committee
will have the walks, drive and ground
Rev. Mr. Caldwell preached in the
Chapel last Sunday at 4 p. m. His
next service will be at 3 p. m.
JJr. Pratt will be here next
Sunday at 7:30 p. m.
A meting is called of all voters in
Lynn school district by the officers
for Dec. 13, 2 o'clock p. m., for the
completion of the new incorporation.
Winter is still slow .coming
Mr. James Miller has moved
Mrs. Martha Jones' place.
Mrs. Rosa Walker contemplates
moving to the T. C. Laughter place,
her old home.
T. C. Laughter is moving this week
to the J. L. Jackson place.
Ernest Laughter finished hauling
his cotton to market, last week.
Ray and Boney "Hill visited the
Laughter family Saturday and Suh
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:' WC GL Hill wilT move to HillsRiyef
in Henderson county this week.
T. W. Bradley filled his regular ap
pointment to sing for Mt. Lebanon
The wettest rain of the season has
just visited us. Perharjs w will have
some cool weather now.
Mrs. T. C.- Laughter and daughter,
Miss Pearl, visited the Bradley fam
Warm weather still prevails and
quite a wet spell seems to be on hand
Mrs. Harris Bradley and children
were all-day visitors of Mrs. f H. H.
Mr. Fred Corn had quite a wreck
with his auto, last week, when it got
beyond his control and capsized over
a very high. bank. No one "injured
very much was the report.
Mr. Otis Dalton passed through this
section, Sunday last.
Mr. H. H. McCrain has gone to
Spartanburg, on business.
Mr. L. B. McGraw and family vis
ited home folks, Sunday.
Mr. Harley Foy has moved near
Spartanburg, S. C.
, Miss Nettie Davis spent Sunday
with Miss Mae Philip's.
Miss Iva Gosnell spent Saturday
night with Miss Lizzie Dalton.
Messrs Arthur and Grover Thomp
son made a trip to Tryon Sunday.
Miss Bessie Thompson and brother
made a business trip to Landrum
Mr J. T. Waldrop spent Sunday
with" her daughter Mrs. J. TV Green.
Mr. B. M Noland . of Asheville
spent last week at Mr. E. G. Thomp
son's Miss Iva Gosnell spent Sunday with
Miss Bessie Thompson.
Mr. Claud Hill and wife were the
guest of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Taylor
Mr. Robert Gray spent the week
end with home folks here . returning
to Lynn Sunday.
Mrs. W. J. Wilson is very ill this
Miss Iris Waldrop was the uest of
Miss Myrtle Taylor, Sunday.
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J. Big Man in His Day. ' "
Goliath, the Philistine giant, must
have caused a lotof trouble for the
'army quartermasters of his day. How
did they get a ; regulation uniform to
fit him, for he stood eleven feet three
inches In his stocking feet; if, indeed,
Philistines of those times wore stock
ings. Boston Post.
With only one dissenting vote the general
commit or the coal miners accept the proposal
of President Wilson and will return to work im
mediately, pending settlement fpf their cbhtrd
by a commission to be appointed by; him.
it is expected that coal will be shipped frohi
the mines by Monday. 7 I
The strike has been in effect" for more than
five; weeks and has been the cause of much suf
fering and closing of industries! over the country.
Need, Says Great Banker
8ervice and Sacrifice More Val
uable Than Money as Gifts
to Church, Says 0U
"er J. Sands.
He if r the president of one of the
leading financial Institutions of the
South. Yet it i not
condition of the xountry nor the Jinan
clal prospects tar the future-that h
stresses as the greatest need of this
country and of the world, v
"It is time that we put 'First Things
First,'. " aays this financier, 'and show
our willingness to follow our Captain
wherever he directs."
The speaker is Ollrer -J. Sands,
president of the American National
Bank ofjaichmond, Va., formed?; pres
ident of the "Virginia Bankers Asso
ciation,'' this year president of the Na
tional Bank Section of the American
Bankers' Association Mr. Sands
was state chairman for Virginia of
the Victory Liberty Loan campaign.
He speaks of the Nation-Wide Cam
paign of the Episcopal Church spirit
ually to ji waken its communicants and
to raise - a fund of $42,000,000 to
strengthen its many actirities all over
the world and to start many new un
dertakings. "There has never been 4 time when
the need ol an advanced movement
like the Nation-Wide 'Campaign upon
the part of the Episcopal Church, and
in fact of all Christian bodies, was so
nececsary as today," says Mr. Sands.
"Throughout this country and the
whole world, the crying need is for a
deeper sense of our responsibilities
and a fuller realization of our duty to
our Oodand to our neighbor.
"The foundations for the Episcopal
Nation-Wide Campaign have been well
laid - by the sacrifices of a small, in
adequately supported, band of noble
men and women, who hare been the
vanguard of a really conquering army
which must fallow.
"The Nation-Wide Campaign will ac
quaint the whole church with the
needs and opportunities in our own
parish, in our own country, and to
our0ieighbor wherever he may be.
When: these are understood there will
be no question as to the response upon
the part of our people. X
"It is time that we put FJrst Things
First, and to show our willingness to
follow our Captain wherever he di
"The Command has been. unheeded
too long sand the world is paying dear
ly for our neglect. The people of
the church are now called to prove
their faith by their works.';. We must
and will answer by a more sincere
obedience to do our share in spread
ing the vbeneficeat influence of the
Mrs. Wilbur Feagan has returned
to Spartanburg after a brief visit to
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. D.
There was an informal dance at
Mr. J. T. Camp's Saturday" evening
Mr. D. M. Abrams began teaching
the Fall term of 'school at Coxes'
school house Monday. ' ,X .
Mr. W. F. P. Cpxe came jdown from
Bihgham cchool last weekfor a few
days hunting with his father, Mr T.
C. Coxe. . ; .
Mr. and . Mrs. Clint Blackwell spent
the week-end with ther home folks.
y Mrs. Eliza Owensby is visiting her
daughter, Mrs. Wm Neece during
Mr. Neece's absence.
1 Mrs. J. T. Camp, Miss Mary Camp,
Mr. J. M. Camp and. Mr. Z. B. Rog
ers' made js. flyinp trip to Spartan
OLIVER J. SANDS.
Gospel of Christ throughout th
"The training of armies of Chrktiai
men will be of greater service to maa
kind than all the devices of modem
warfare ever invented. This is mon
than a call for money it calls for ser
vice and sacrifice upon the, part oi
every member of the church yonaf
and old, rich and poor and Ttod will
keep his promises." -
Besides his banking duties, Mr.
Sands has devoted much time and en
ergy to the work of the Episcopal
Church. He represents the Third Pro
vincial Synod on the Board of Ml
sions and is Chairman of Nation-WId
Campaign Committee of the Diocese ol
SEEKS TO REVIVE
r HEALING AS PART
OF CHURCH WORK
. Keen interest has been aroused
through the South by announcement
of the proposed visit to this section
in January of James Moore Hiokson,
the English layman, who is seeking to
revive spiritual healing as a part of
the Episcopal Church. Mr. Hicks on
is to be in Atlanta, 6a., about the
first of January, and may visit other
Southern citiee. Meetings will be
held tor lectures and demonstrations
by Mr. Hickson, who is said to have
effected remarkable cures simply,
through prayer and the laying on of
burg Saturday, - - -
A series of , services began at Hill
crest Institute Tuesday evening.
Mr. McSwain has been doing some
very wonderf ulv ploughing with his
tractor on the farms of Messrs Black
well and McDade..
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Camp have
gone to house-keeping at Sunny
Use Salts in Dry Battery.
An experimenter, has succeeded in
successfully substituting crystals of
Rochelle salt for dry cell batteries In
telephone circuits to transmltand
amplify A sound.
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v Capitalist Reflections. '
1 The pronoun "I" and the " Inter
jectlon "O" are better written without
using a capital. Let "TJ" be added and
it signifies that the writer has no
capital at all, Boston Transcript
Edited by J. R. Sams, County Agent.
A WORD TO POLK. COUNTY FAR-
The year 1919 is rapidly drawing
to a close "and every farmer should
begin to take inventory of his busi
ness during the last year, so that he
may know - how, he stands. Many
questions .should be asked every far
mer; by himself, and honestly an
swered- by himself; because everyone
knows his own. business better than
anyone; else. Here is a short list of
questions that might be pertinent,
and many others added by each far
mer to fit his individual case.
5 1st. Did h do my level best last
year?. Did.. I take advantage of ev
ery opportunity as it came? Did I
read farm papers and bulletins -as
much as I should ? Did I study , my
farm needs, and treat. my farm the
best possible ? Did ' I stop any gul
lies and cover galled places witM
brush and litter to prevent washing
away of the land? Did I sow any
cover crops to prevent my land from
washing away 1 Did I sow any per
manent pasture, to give my milk cow
a better chance? Did I build or re
pair my hen house to insure more
eggs this winter and aid me in bet
ter pro vding comfort for my hens
which insures more" eggs, and more
cash. Did you prpare any hog
pasture to cut down the price of pork
grown on your farm? Did you do
anything to improve home conditions,
such as getttng a better water sup
ply, -washing machine for- the r good
Wife, or any other labor saving de
vice for the home ? Did you im
prove your poultry by buying some
jiure bred stock- or eggs last spring ?
Have I gathered in all my farm tools
and got them in the dry till needed
irrthepring? - All hardwire is high,
and "even a hoe, mattock, pick or
hovel should be . allowed to remain
dut in the field much less such cost
ly machinery as grain drills, disc
rjarrows, weeders, stump- pullers, etc.
see many valuable pieces of farm!
machinery which have remained all
summer in the field, with weeds and
grass grown over them and justed
dut more this summer by wind, rain
and sunshine, than two years use.
Now is the time to see that every bit
of cotton is in the dry. , All corn,
fodder etc., in the . barn and crib, and
to repair cow sheds, barns, etc., to
insure comfort of milk cows and
work stock. Then the long nights
are with us again. The time of year
to do a great, deal of reading. Read
good books, magazins, bulletins, etc.
Then this is the time of year for
Hickory Grove school is progres
sing nicely, and we are going to do
pur bit for the Soldiers' Memorial
und; so hie thee to our box supper
and fishing party.
VOn Thursday, December 18th, come
We'll entertain you well.
Bring your friends and some
" Money, the result willfsoon tell.
'Rememeber in. Flander fields
1 Lie our dead heroes.
' And we must help mark the place,
Our gifts of love and mercy sent ,
The Master says 'well done to those
In the light of that star, tho' Decem-
r- ber be cool,
Come, and go fishing in our pool.
We'll guarantee a fish, a Hickory, a
cake. , .'
So go fishing and, make no mistake.
So don't forget the place and date, "
We'll answer all your knocks, 8
At Hickory Grove school.
Be sure and come and bring a box.
Who can say this community is not
coming to the front? ..When trac
tors are taking the place pf the old
"Hee-Haws. Mr. Egoff McSwain
has spent the past week plowing with
his tractor on the farm of Mr. Jasi
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Mr. Rufus Pitman and his daugh
ter, Mrs. McSwain, made a shopping
trip to Landrum, last Friday,
We are sorry to note that one of
bur most prominent farmers, Mr. G.
F. Jones, and family are, leaving for
Virginia, this week. )
UrAA. Pitman and family
spent - Sunday with Mrs. Mary, Mc
' Mass Mae-. Boone was the week-end
guest of Miss Bessie Hamilton, at
Mr. Arthur Pitman and litttle niece
neighbors to visit each other more
arid visit for the right purpose; for !
self improvement and to improve the
one visited. Don't gossin about little
trivial neighborhood slanders; but
talk about real life and the things
that make life worth livng. Talk
about roads and how to make them
better, and in all your talking remem
ber that talk is no good except as it
moves men and women to be willing
td work and pay tax to make roads
and build school houses and to pay
teachers. Then in all your visits, be- ,
fore leaving, don't forget to talk
about gettting rid of every gully,
stump and rock on your farm, and
especially talk about what a nice pas-
Kure you started: on your farm last
year and how you mean to enlarge it
this year. Now don't- forget . to tell. ,
your neighbor how that pasture , you
sowed last year helped you last sum-v
mer when fiay and other feed was ao5,
high. If jrou will visit each other
and talk and think your farm prob
lems over; you will at once begin to
solve these problems and the ways of
life will begin to grow brighter and
J. R. SAMS, County Agent. ;
MEETING OF SWINE MEN;
i According to adjournment, the. In- .
trstate Pure Bred Hampshire Swint
Breeders Association met in Missil- ;
dine hall, Tryon, N. C. Mr. W. J.
Scriven, president, presiding. Mem-v
bprs present, - Tiotwithstanding; the
down pour-of rain, were, Rev. J. J.
Gentry, C. M. Howes, C. W. BaUenger '
Carl Barnett, T. K. Lankford, J. H.
Turner, A. J. Cowan, B. Willis and
J1. R. Sams. Ways and means for
advancing the best, interest of swine
growing were . discussed, and Mr. W.
2. Scrivens, J.J. Gentry and" C; W. "
Ballenger agreed to purchase at once
each a pure bred and' to farrow "
about March 1st, 1920, Hampshire '
sow This movement is intended? to
standardize hogs in Polk county, and
round about. The County Agent was
asked to collect and distribute swine .
literature. . v
i The meeting adjourned to meet the
first Tuesday in February, 1920, at
11 o'clock a. m., in Missildine hall, :.
Tryon, 'N. C. Mr. W. W. Shay, from'
the office of Swine Industry, West
Raleigh, N. C, is invited to be pres
ent at that time and all lovers of
good hogs in Polk county are invited
to be present and join in the good
Work of standardizing hogs in the
J. R. SAMS, Sec. Protein and
Edna McSwain, were in Landrum,,
r Come to church, Suriflay, at Hick
ory Grove. Preaching services at
eleven: Sunday school at ten.
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Rev. Hackney preached at Beth
lehem, Sunday. .
, Mr. .J. C. Lawter is very
Mrs. W. J. Wlson has been
sick for several days.
Walter Green is temporary carrier
on Route 2 while the regular carrier,
J. H. Gibbs has a 90-days leave of ab
sences . v
A few of the Mill Spring people at
tended the 5th Sunday meting at Co
lumbus, last Sunday.
s Rev. E.J. Jones preached an excel
lent sermon at the Baptist church,
last Sunday. We only regret that
more people were not there to hear
: The success of the Baptist 75
million campaign in the Mill Spring
church was most glorious.
We raised over $2,000, being two
and one-fourth times our quota.
We are glad "to learn that Mr. J.
C. Lawter, who has been very sick
with pneumonia, is improving. -
: Mr. Ben Hampton and wife, ot
Ruth, N. C, visited the former sis
ter, Mrs. G. C Brisco,'last Sunday.
Ola Cocherum spent Sunday- night
with- Sallie Brisco.
School here is progressing nicely.
Esther Gibbs spent the weke-enc?
with her parents.
Miss Mae Jones,' of M511 Spring RV
1, and Mr. Paris, of Inman, wera
happily married last Sunday "
Best wishes to the NEWS and its cor