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P f-T- C O U'l ITT NRWR-
he only Paper
AND TlrlE TRON BEE . - ' '
VOL. XXV NO. 43
HBH OUR FRIENDS OVER THE COOIIIK TRADE AT HOME FACTS
TRYON, NiC- FRIDAY, r FEBRUARY 27, 1920.
$2.00 A YEAR
3 n :
,f 3 ?nral later st Gathered By Our Correspondent From Various
Section of Polk County
The Cow that Starved in Clover
A certain cow, though pastured in
riaJ to report, that' Mr
z - -
Waldrop's family who nave
pick with flu aTe much im-
Yv. G. Egerton, also Ben Ross
Gibbs spent the week-end
folks, returning to tier
school Sunday afternoon
Civ 'irvon ivuui'C a v
your sweet peas sowed ' the 14th ?I
certainly did sow a few. Let's see
.v,n will have the first boquet.
The new Masonic hall is gradually
at this place. ?
Air J K. rosier s resilience o iwiv-
,w more home like. We are glad to
have more new buildings going' up in
-our r.u'-i" ""
Mrs. J. H. Cocheran visited Mrs
Gibbs, Thursday afternoon.
MILL SPRING ROUTE 1.
the more tempting appearance of dis
tant fields. Shunning the abundance
at' hand, she wandered afar,, always
finding the new spots less appetizing
and less plentiful j and always leaving
them untasted for the new fields in
viting her on. Growing hunger only
particulars are not. available at this beautiful meadows, was attracted by
time. .Brother Mason has . the sym
pathy of his many friends in. Saluda,
where he has labored for some time,
and is loved by all who know him:
Mr. W. L. Thompson, one of our
leading carpenters and contractors; is
a verv busv man. Wa K11 Va-' of
least one iob that he has heen mahle sPurred her on 'until finaUy, exhausted
to do, that is nearly a year old. . - ' Dy lt sRe le" tIle sfnds 01 a desert
Who says Saluda is not moving for- wnnce sne never again arose. -
ward these dava. with nrnsHvp people wno shun the stores at home
r - - x x
new sso.nnn on cnrti r VniiMif ifc
T 7 -v..vvv , Uwlu,u6, . U3 ? . . . 1.1 V
$60,000.00 baby hospital, new cottages m'arer towus Uiien nna emseives
better roads, and best of. all, the fine gettmg; less :than they expected. Get
spirit which was shown bv the neonfe iK the of .seeing your local dealer
i cmnnrfj .vi i first. If he hasn't what you' want; he
. BUVHW MUR ' .UiG BkUVUl il UU11U IdoUC I
wiii-giaaiy get-it. iouu.be helping
him to serve you 'better by. helping
him to make'it pay; '
hell, formerlv nf Owrhronlr nrrha -tiave you ver tnougnt oi your
mwritinff from .Calif orn!a has offered loc merchants and prof essional men
to run for ViVe President with . Tir as advisers? Have you ever realized
Brock for President. H Jim that when you patronize them' you get
come oiu-Doc. will he hnrV fmm the benefit; of their friendship and ad
four votes to one? This is the
spirit which makes a" good town. . Sa
luda -has even candidates for Presi
dent and Vice President. Dr Bush-
Mr. Walter Dyer, after spending
several days last week with hisx moth
er, returned to Auburn, Ala., Satur
day, where he is engaged in the lum
ber business. "
Mr. Floyd Dyer, who has been at
work near Saluda for some time, re
turned home Saturday. "
Wheeler Odel, son of Mr. and Mrs.
L. Odel, died in Spartanburg, Mon
day, of pneumonia following influenza.
His body was carried home Tuesday
and laid to rest in the cemetery at B'g
Level Baptist church. He was 19
years of age. We extend to the grief
stricken family our deepest sympathy.
Mr. Arthur Thompson and Miss
Mossie Edwards were united in mar
riage, Sunday afternoon, at the home
f W W. Womack. -"We : wish . for
them all the good things oi iiie. .f
Several names are added . to the
sick list this week. Mrs. J. T. Ed
wards, Mrs. A. A Edwards, Mrs.
Cool Hodge and the entire family of
Mr. Tom Wilson,
California in the spring when f their
campaign will' "'open in earnest.
There is no question about their run
ning well, for both are 6-ft.. 6 in.; and
although Doctor's wind may; be bro
ken a little, Jim's strength will tin
vice that oftentimes they can and
will protect and assist you by telling
you plain facts?
When you buy out of town you usu
ally deal with strangers who are in
terested ehiefly in getting your money
On the night of February 24th: a
meeting was called of- ex-service men
for. the purpose of discussing the " or
ganization of a local post of The
American Legion. ' ---
The ex-service men met in the
Missildino hall, and after listeningto
"vfcry. interesting talk by Comrade
H. A: O'Dell, of Michigan, and other
expressions from 'those assembled,
Comrade O'Dell was elected chairman
of ne meeting and on motion duly
nade and carried the following tem
porary officers were elected to serve
intit, organization is completed an
.heir;, successors are duly elected by
.ne periected and chartered organi
zation. v - v -
Dr.; M. C. Palmer, Tern. Post Com
mander; II. O. Andrews, Tern. Vice
Post" Commander; N. B. Backson,
The following men signed an appli
cation to the State Commander for a
E. N. Atkinson', 'Tryon; M. Heh-
drixrLynn; Leland. Butler, Try on;
Ralph- S. Jackson, Tryon; Willie J.
doubtedly r pull them through.- This True- they Sive yu something for it;
will put - Saluda and Polk county on
the map. " Let's keep her going, boys.
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but if they vould talk, it over with you
as freely1 as your local dealer does,
there are ; many times .when your
POLK COUNTY FARM ID HQT.1E DEPARTLlElIT
i Edited by J. RSams County Agent
A . MESSAGE i TO WHOM
' CERNED .
In order to explain what is meant
by the caption above,.! am moved to
write these lines. Doubtless it will
be remembered r that the County
Agent of Pplk county and the Divis
ion of Poultry Investigation at West
Raleigh, N.; C, undertook a poultry
project, by which it was hoped ulti
mately to entirely eliminate scrub
chickens from the" county.
The plan was to have ftir. J E.
lyey, who is connected with poultry
work at C West ! Raleigh, to hold, , in
connection with the County Agent, a
series of Poultry Schools in Polk
county; and in addition to this, ' the
Department agreed to furnish SO
settings of Pure Bred eggs . free of
charge, m order to stimulate and en
courage this-movement: 4 : . ; -
Well; we are going td have a great
ime in old Polk this yearr and when
Mr. Ivey comes thir time our irood
women will have the men all lined up
and the- school houses -wneratvthesa
schools will be held will not hold the
folks. We: will have to renair to Na
ture's arbor, where we can get proper
elbow room and drink in the whole
some Polk county air and view the
lovliness- of her :i mountain scenerv. :
Now, in conclusion,, if anybody in
Polk county really wants a start in
those beautiful sinele. comb r Rhode
Island Reds, write me . at once. I
am in a position to startr or- tp help
start ten such persons as- want to do
something, that will take interest and
help in putting this poultry' oven I
want persons who will trv and trv
their best, to cooperate with us in
building a modern hen house; because
this project is, or will be a .failure
unless we can induce the farmers to V
Now what has been done? Well, properly house their noultrv hist the
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Ballard, LynnrJethro Thompson, Try- sutnmer; before last, Mr: Ivey cam to same as their , horses .and other live
on; -JVl. C. Palmer, Tryon; R. O. An
drews1, Tryon; Karl Kelly, Tryon.
' The temporary Adjutant was in
structed to arrange for a temporary
meeting place and inform the body of
his findings on the next meeting, "and
to" communicate with the State organ-
izatioh and obtain the necessary forms
and. data necessary to' complete or-
Friends of Mr. Valter Jones- will
be pleased to know that he is improv
ing. Mr. Jones has been in ill healht
ing. Mr. Jones has been in ill health
for some tinie-, and the doctors have
been trying to build him up without
an operation. But they finally decid
ed there was nothing else to do,so he
went to the Meriwether hospital in
Asheville and stood an operation
which seems to have been successful,
and we hope to have "him with'" us
again soon. ' " "
Mr. P. H. Bailev and his brother,
Fred Bailey, made a trip to Cowpens
Sunday, to visit their parents, return
ing Monday afternoon. The weather
being rainy, has caused the roads to.
be bad. They report a hard tr p.
We are glad to say that Mr. Lewis
G. Pace, who has been very ill will
influenza for several days, is improv
Miss Alice Anders and brother, of
Hendersonville, visited friends in . Sa-
waa, Saturday and
Thompson-Edwards. V '
' Mr. Arthur Thompson, son of Mr.
and Mrs. E. G. Thompson, and Miss
Mossie Edwards, daughter of Mr., and
Mrs. A. A. Edwards, both of Mill
Spring, were happily -married Sun
day afternooon at the home( of Rev.
W. W. Womack, Rev Womack per
fonmng? ihompson and his bride are weir and
favorably . known young . people, who
have many friends' in Polk county
who wish them all the joys and good
things of life in the new home which
they intend jnaking;. , '
Mr. Arthur Thompson carried Mr.
Boone Russell's son to- Ruthertord
ton hospital, - Tuesday, to undergo- an
Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Parker were call
ers at E. G. Thompson's, Monday af
ternoon. .; . r, . "
Mrs. Espher Carswell very ill at
this writing. .
The flu is still raging on Pearidge.
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of; Successful Advertising
School here is progressing nicely.
Glad to note that there isn't any flu
lere yet. But sorry to say there is
30 much around Red Mountain.
Mr. Joda Vilson was a visitor here
last .Friday. ,
Mr. John Bradley spent a social
:our at Mr. W. D. Helton's, Sunday
Mr. John Jackson's two daughters
pent last Saturday night at Mr. J. L.
Mr.. Ralph Jackson made a trip to
Asheville, N. C last week.
Misses Maggie and Arkansas Jack-
Sunday. We son spent Sunday evening-with Annie
"Tell 'em quick, arid tell 'em often.
You must have a gobd product in the first
place atid som
it's easier to row down f stream "than up.
Explain to folks plainly and- sincerly what
you have to sell, do it in as few words as
passible-7-and keep everlastingly coming at
"Advertising is pretty much -like run
ning a furnace. YouVe got to keep on
sh j Aili i j vi.jxl. Once you stop stoking, the
fira sp33 o it. It's strange that some peo
ple's imagination can't compass this fact."
Wm Wrigley, Jr., American Magazine
Polk county and held six DOultry
schools in !the county; one in each
township. . f We then .proceeded to
distribute the 30 settings of eggs' and
also induced those receivine1 these
free eges to purchase an additional
setting at the moderate price of $1.00
per setting. By which means about
24 Polk county citizens have, a start
of Pure Bred Rhode Island Eggs, and
a few will be able to-sell a few eees
this year. Last July Mr. Ivey re
turned to Polk county and held . his
second series of schools and brought
those who attended -these schools a
vast amount of valuable new poultry
stock. So let's see who wnT be the
first and-best man or woman to help
make this a great success.
1 Respectfully, ' .
S. R. SAMS, County .Agent. " ;
Don't forget to look after seed of
all kinds' for coming crops.
Dipn't forget the garden, and get busy
about right now. February is -gone
: Don t forget to make some nice,
comfortable hens- nests, to coax the
hens, into laying. , ; '
IDon-t forgetVto cult out therworth-
uuuiuiauuu. uw yvc a&vts juau uc- I . , . .
gun this fight for Pure Bred poultry' Tj.r swow
in the county, and mean- to- keep it up
till, every farm' in Polk county will
keep only- Pure Bred poultry -that is,
T mean every farm that has' on it a
Marnier with even just one - progres
sive idea in his think box. So Mr.
Ivey will be" here again in July or
uere all very triad to have them with Wilson:
us. and there wa3 one 1-o-n-g, t-a-1-1 Mrs. A. H. Lynch visited her moth-Rian-who
seemed to be especially hap- er, Mrs. N. E. Williams, on Sunday
purchase : would be differently and
more economically made. ; .
Just think it over and give your
local dealer a chance to be your
friend. He'll thank you for the op
portunity, and you will profit by it.
The Moment of Need.
In emergencies you run to your lo
cal doctor for treatment or; to your
drug store for a quick prescription.
Or, to finish a dress before going on a
trip, you need just a wee bit more
cloth and run to the dry goods store
to purchase it. Or, in numerous other
ways you find local stores convenient
and ready ; to supply urgent,need.
But if you patronize these men only
when you need something in a hurry-
evening. - if voir habitually send money away to
The .teachers of Cooper Gap town- out 0f town concerns the local en
ship were delighted to have Professor terprises cannot continue to exist
Cobb visit them at their meeting at Tney must nave your support at . all
Sunny View, last Friday. At the times jf you want them here in time
suggestion of Mr. CobD, the teachers of urgent need. "
of Cooper Gap will meet together at ; rjere are many ways in which local
Red Mountain Frida- March 5th, for f essionai and busines men can
neir nexi meeunK. iue icauicio aic , , ot,h qq-ita vmi mnripv
. - - - .. . . .. , , iscxvc jrw -r
nusoand about two months, he requested to start m time to reacn tnem a chance. Your patronage is
w.vt in icciuuer, i?xi'. one i iveu iuuuuuuu'iui - ime vv,"". . - j what they neeo.
wo children. Mrs: iW. H. Pace. Hses of the school. The iorenoon
x Mr. V- n. Pace and family are in
- State .vilic, N. C, to attend the fun
cjal of Mrs. Pace's mother, Mrs. R.
Hpnry, who has been ailing for
some time, but recently contracted
mflvcriza that developed into ; pneu
wionia. She passed awav at 6 p. m.,
reDruary 22nd. She surviv-
uda, N. C; and Mr. Otto Henry will be spent in observation work of
Whb Pays the. Fiddler?
There is an old saying that "Those
OU": ! V.'PVa ittJI, i.Z-1 J.T. 1 . I j.t ' 1 A -t " - m fia TVrtrlr: Will
e.te:r, a- . - . .. . . . . . - TrT-i u whn dance: must pay the tiddler.
- s x iiiwni. in iii li ti ui k viii i imi.i iv ii it' tr i ri in i ri. v in . -K. a.l wvwaja w -"
w the ho
People say there is no such
s luck. To keep peace inthe
v.-e wijl agree with them, and
something else. We have a
our town who seems to have
or attraction -that will not
1 J X ftinv
for the next pae same i-"", w,
things as well. ? or example, we nave
here a homelike community which we
all annreciate and enjoy. But what
ganization a nd obtain charter.
. On motion duly made and carried
the meeting adjourned to meet at 7:30
p. m.. Feb. 28th to discuss a name
for the proposed post and the annual
dues, and any other, matters claiming
the attention of the body.
"COME, BRING A BUDDY."
Temporary Post Comamnder.
The preamble of the National
Constitution of the American Legion
sounds the keynote of the nature and
purpose of the organization. "For
God and Country we associate our
selves together for the following pur
poses: To uphold and defend the
Constitution of the United v States of
America; to maintain law and order;
to foster and perpetuate a one hun
dred per cent Americanism; to pre
serve , the -memories and incidents of
our association in the Great War; to
inculate a sense of. individual - obhga
tion to the community, State and
Nation; to. combat the autocracy of
both the classes and the masses ; to
n-70 make Right the master of Might; to
"-" I . 11 ...Ml 4-1-
promote peace ana gooa wiu on eartn,
and to safeguard and transmit to pos
terity the piinciples of Justiee, Free
dom and Democracy; to consecrate
and sanctify our comradeship by our
devotion to mutual helpfulness."
August to hold his third series- of
Poultry Scho0ls---and by the way, I
want to say right here that the far
mers of Polk county are the only peo
ple in North Carolina, or any' other
State, so far as I know,' who1 have
this opportunity. This it a little
plan of our own, trying to work out
a great movement Dy wmcn other
counties will take notice and: do1 like
nse. This program is more elabo
rate in its. scope than our people
have contemplated. We mean for
this poultry program to be only the
entering wedge for the introduction
later, into the county of all kinds of
Pure Bred Live Stock, Hogs, Sheep
and Cattle. . So now we are making
the fight first for Pure Bred poultry
and pardon me for digressing and
let me ask all who will to go up on
the mountain near Warrior Mountain,
and see the three Arledge brothers'
pure bred Rhode Island Red pullets
and cockerels raised last year. You
should have' gone and" seen the little,
ong tailed-runts, . shabby, shaggy,
rizzley scrub chickens, mixed in
with those beautiful -Reds well these
brothers were so ashamed of their
SCRUBS that they ate and sold the
last singleblooming one of them, and
declare they will never waste any
more good poultry" feed on scrub'
chickens. j . ..- v - .
Then if you want to see .the pret
tiest sight in Polkc ounty, go right
on over into .Green River Cove and
see Mrs. Tom Pace's flock of Rhode
Island Reds, and her new hen house.
It is a sight worth seeing, and Mrs.
! Don't'forget? ano leaver- you farm,
tools scattered aittund: iathe-rainj
andV sunshine'tc rust- imkrJtir i&itoo
expensive. , : -1
Don't forget to attot' a Teat trp-to- v
date pasture orf the" farm That milk
cow needs it. ' - .
? Don't forget t stop sdmft gullies
and wash; cutsi on your farm) it "only
onei it is that muchi . r:
1 Don't forget to ' prune: v and' -take
care o your peach and iq?plitrees.
: ? Don't forget to: deposit every cent .
of money you handle in your- nearest .
bank, but be certain it is a banb in:
Polk county.. . . , - . . . -:.
Don't forget to save-' somgr money
this year, if only a-little.
Don't forget to be-good an6kindito
your neighbor; ' Thitf will bring your
the greatest returns-of -any invest
ment you can make.
ABO LINE fw.
Teachers." The lesson
meeting will be the 2nd and 7th chap
,ers of the book.
nnttn the bereaved f am- would happen to our pleasant : com-
!l F T firiell in; the iOSS OI tneir muniiy li. we ah B.iFcvwlc""""e
i v it v Tn,i ; t, nnsK. th fund out of which theexDense oi
son ana Drowier. 'hhcwci, uv r i
a"(--v him t h : - pd awav on Feb. 16th. He was loved upkeep is taken?
' ' n whatsoever. Vhv he lav by all of his schoolmates here. We
unvn j 1.x .:... I "AnivJav that ' God knows best.
- i'uloc, aim ei li iase a lour- i . , n
f:v t . . .. t Koiive ,"Smnv; view I ashamea to can n wur uwu,
... ; l I T-m rmmr rfnlloi- that. io eatit.ftnt. nT
V,; .. , v -twa 4 Irtinty sometmnff. JUST, maac i x-ux cvwuv
xuui, no quesuons asKea.; j : , v
li'-ere .-.:- I -.nii ev Fridav afternoon.
Our community would soon go
rack: and roin so that we should
Was? n n fionn'nas 4 Vi TJotS-.
church last Sunday, owing to-the
I'a.ot beincr railed awar fx otfA : Truth Universal.
!;'e 1 uial of his father, who died He who seeks TrutU should be ot
ve7 Mdenly one' day-kst week. The no country. Voltaire, . ...
town, somebody has more ., taxes, be
cause that dollar has gone to- do its
work elsewhere. The dollar' spent lo
cally pays its share of the cost of lo-
J cab improvements, helps to reduce
your taxes and to make your home en
joyable. These are facts and to them
We sincerely and honestly believe
that our local merchants are deserv
ing and entitled to your patronage
You ; owe it to yourself and jto them
to give them your loyal support; and
if you can not do. this you should
move to a comunity where you can.
Re loval to vour comunity. and
trade at home. ; -
Some few of our . correspondence
reached us too late to get in this is
sue, and will appear next wees..
The sincere sympathy of. the entire
community goes out to the hereaved
family of Mrs. M. F. Wilkins, whose
husbandi Mr..M.- F. Wilkins departed
this life at eight o'clock last Friday
morning,- Feb: 20. Mr.? Wilkins-was
one. of this community's best citizens,
and to' brings 'the statement closer
home; one of the best t neighbors ;
Rev. Hunter, of Hillcrest r. Institute,
conducted' the funeral service - at
Green, River church,- Saturday,. 2:00
p. m., after which- the remains were.
placed in their last resting place jn
Green-.River cemetery. Mr." -Wilkins:
had been engaged in; the merchandise,
business for the last twenty yeara.
A part of this tame was- in Finger- .
ville,. S. Ckt but the last eight years
he has .been running a larger business.,
in Abolene, known as .Wilkins and.
Company; ' He was, taken sick with .
the "flu" on Saturday and seemed . to
Pace can supply eggs . for. hatching he getting alongr nicely until Monday,
purposes at reasonable rates to Polk morning, when he was awakened with
1 .111 ' XI 1( . . m. . ...
county i?lks. jl course ims is ixr. a severe hurting in v.nia side. The
Pace's affair, as Tom is badly hen-1 physician was caller-and he at once
pecked husband. You see Mrs. Pace pron0unced it pneumonia. All eirth-
just made him hike around and get ly efforts were made to check the dis-'
up the lumber and nails for that hen ease, but of no-avail. Dr.-Head-had
house or it never would, have' been the case, but ta-leave nothing undone,;
built. So i want some good- Polk DrC Wilson. . of Finfferrille. . and.. Dr.
county farmers' wives to . get their JohncTwity, of Rutherfordtoa- N.
husbands behind the. curtain and de were -suTmnoned; Iwt with alU tliat,
liver a few real good lectures . and notlung stopped -the inevitables .tha
bring -their husbands around like Mrs. death angel came and" -carried' him
Pace has and this thing will tge fas- home; carried f rom arf ideal dt
ter. I : just naturally r have a poor zeAf a mes successful' business man;
opinion of a man who i not Tien- and ebove all a Christian. CButr '.his ;
pecked." The man whtvis not fOien- fifeis finished and his spirit safe
pecked invariably wears Jthe petUcoat -, , , : , , -
or tries to, and (consequently there is r , V , v e :'
always a row In' the home. So gen- r - , 11 r . ' - ' " -? Hi
iiemen, just come; nguu mus auu 1 - ., . - -nittv - . ; . -.. -
takeyour meaicme uxe 10m race aia -jjo the duty that lies nearest thes,'
bey your good wife wnen sne. pc- Ud Carlyle; When thou hast Cent
litely asks you to aid and abet her in j that, the .sest- ?rm - teinedUtel;t5
L21jL' m 1 4.1m A1liiii Intnl. I -
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