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; ? ?? Tryon, N. C., May 22, 1924
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?olk Looks (food
Corwith' the Apple
!\)]ic County, wis- a
?. isitor at the News. of
?r the past weekf
-,.ith waxes enthfisias*
: i he questidh of the
i development (if the
iistvy is broached.
.?Li-jn* in Americ| of*
r r possibilities for
! ' ! v growing apples on
?jvial scale," sayf Mr.
I can
ed in
ly the
JVt our
snt in
h of
ve the market at our
^erv f oor- Spartanburg, |,}Ashe
Hlle am* Greenville alon
ibso'*; ? e\er\ apple pac
[his s^4:on for years to:
M0ne of' these cities ar
than Thirty miles from
At present, Orgeon and
[ngton grown apples sup
bulk <>f i heir market. - '
present rate of develop:
:om pari son with the gr
-those cities, it will be
five years before Ncfrtl^
lirua apple growers can
this' semi-focal demand.
'After looking oveil
sections where apple
grown, I believe now, juit as I
believed twenty years a&o, that
our section can grow J better
flavored and better colled ap
ples than any other pl^fe under
the sun." In order ti prove |
the superiority of Salt da ap
! pies, Mr. Corwith will J >ave a
supply of last years Stark's
Delicious ready for tht secre
taries of the Southern Cham
bers of Commerce wljqn they
visit Tryon anct m
flying trip through P
ty on June 13th
"Tasting is believing
Mr. Corwith ? " and
every visitor 'to have ^
tunity to sample an
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First Shipment
Polk County ILetti
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; i' e of Mr. Hugh
A Goldwyn
James Olive
* IvfMils of eve
< fining and no _
Don't Miss
Jackie wogan
best st
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nee in
is One
Mr. P. Squires, specjjl demon
stration expert for ' he PGlk
County Farmers JE ' deration,
reports the first shipment <^f
home grown head lettuce.*
A truck load of per fectly de
veloped head lettuce (was sent
to Hendersonville
and disposed of
good price.
If weather, condi
favorable, Mr Sqii
that Polk County fa
ship approximately tjwenty-fwe
car loads of choice ifttuce dur
ing the next three)] or folir
y at a
This simply
goes!) to
what t an be done in
ty *vhen systematic!
made. Mr. Squires
endless days in the
structing members .
eration in the ci^l
lettuce and other t
wops, and his labors
fruit. The Federat
tunate in securing.
folk Coim
effort j ia
as spent
fields tn
the Ftd
[vation of
Polk County fafmers
Jiis services
erally will benefit!
Mi rough his expert! Jcnowle^ge
i-'-i his experience; in mariet
: cash crops to ffe best
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ReV. J. M. Barber and broth
el, J- T. Barber of Granite Falls
N. C. visited their father J. M.
Barber at /Mill Spring last
week, and on Friday ilight Rev.
J, M.. Barber preached a very
able sermon at the Methodist
church. They returned to their
home Saturday* \ .
I" Mr. R. E Waldrop of Spar
tanburg "S. C. . visited his
daughter, Mrs. W. C. Hague
last week returning home on
Monday of this week. .
Little Edna, daughter of W.
C. Hague was painfully but ser
iously burned with hot water
on last Sunday morning she
was rushed to Dr. E- M. Ben,
where she received medical aid
inti is getting along nicely.
Memorial services at Mill
Spring Baptist Church on Sun
day May 18, was , largely at
tended bjf relatievs of those
who sleep, beneath the sod at
that place- There was no reg
ular sermon on account of the
'absence of the pastor, but sev
eral very interesting talks were
milKle. >
There will be an ~all day ser
vice at the Methodist Church
at Mill Spring on Sunday May
25th, at which time a short
program will be re4idered,^fter
which we will have a aadress
on Sunday School Work by an
able speaker. The noon ser
vices will be devoted to singing.
The public is very cordially in
vited to attend these services.
Come with well filled baskets,
and lets have a real good time
together. N
Mr. A. Slattery and son were
in this section Friday on busi
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? Miss Addie, Alice and Allie
Kimberl spent Saturday , and
Sunday with their sister, Mrs.
^^^farmera of this section
are about through planting cot
ton. ,
Misses Mirza kand Janie Con
ston spent Sunday with Miss
Bertha. Splawn- '
Miss Ruth Sharp and Miss
Mildred Arledge spent Sunday
evening with Miss Bertha
Splawn. . < ' ?
jVlr. Ben Wohfe was a caller at
the home of Mr. G. H. Conston
Sunday. . , . ,
Funeral services were neld
last Thursday evening from tiie
residence of Mr. Frank Wolfe
for his infant' aged two weeks.
The services were conducted
by the Rev. George Wblfe, in
terment was made in Morgans
Chapel Cemetery. ,
Some enterprising real estate
concern can cash in on a golden
opportunity by financing the
building of twenty-five or more
modern cottages in Saluda- ac
cording to Mr. R. B. , Staton,
president of the Bank of Sal
"The demand for modern
housing for exceeds the supply
of available buildings and Sal
uda people could readily use
twenty-five or more modern
cottages right now.
"We have just let a contract
for an adequate water system
and every indication points to a
continued and steady growth, A
devlopment company would re
ceive hearty co-operation here,
and we believe earn hadsome
dividends on the money invest
ed." ..
Mr. Staton recently returned
from a trip to California, com
ing home via the 7 Panama
Canal, and he . evidently . ab
sorbed a lot of the California
spirit while visiting the West
Coast. /*.. l'
Boosting builds - cities any
where, <and Mb*. Staton is a real
booster for Saluda and Polk
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what farmers
" There are so many things
just now for farmers of Polk
County to do, that it is hard to
know what to do first. Of
course the very first duty, is to
finish preparing for the major
Spirit of Progress
At County Seat
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talking about the "booster
spirit" Columbus has two real
ly live wires and they are doing
their share to cause the county
seat to jump into the "up-and- j
doing" class.
Mr. Fred Blanton? vice-presi
dept and cashier of the Polk
County Bank and Trust Com
pany, together with Mr. J. R.
Sams, chairman of the. Board
of Directors of that institution, j
are working over time to make!
Columbus a good town in which j
to live and do business^*
s Mr. Blantori % promoted the
Blue Ridge Packing Company,
a canning plant with a capacity
of- half a million ca^es per sea
son. Last season's {Jack was
very small as the plant was not
fully equipped until the season;
was over, but Mr. Blanton
states that during the coming
summer, they will can some
200,000 cases of tomatoes and
Mr- Samsr who is probably the
most^ popular County Agent in
the Carolinas, has conducted a
campaign along educational
lines, and through his personal
efforts many have been convin
ced that diversification is the on
ly solution to succ^sful farm
ing operation. Largely through
the splendid team work of
Blanton and Sams, the Blu?
Ridge Packing Company- is as
sured of a sufficient supply of
tomatoes and beans to make
its operation successful.
These two gentlemen have
also played an active part in |
th organization - of the Polk
County Ginnihg Company,
which with a well equipped
plant of four 70-saw gin
stands- will be in position to gin
every bale of cotton grown in
Polk County. ^
Cotton- -growers aH through
the section have assured the or
ganization of their solid sup
port, and if the cotton crop is
ginned in Columbus, it .will
necessarily move through, or
be stored in Tryon.
When it is understood that
some four thousand bales are
grown every year in the coun
ty, it can readily be seen
that a great loss is sustained
by Polk County towns when the
crop is moved to South Caro
lina to be handled
Messers Planton and Sams to
gether with those associated
with them in .these business
ventures- are to be heartily
congratulated on their efforts
to keep Pollf County money in
Polk County.
crops like corn and cotton and
get the seed in good ground.
Then there is the sweet potato
crop that must be planted,
plants perhaps to be ordered or
producecj on the farm. Then
the sorghum patch for the
family supply of syrup* with
many other pressing duties.
Then during all this think
ing, do not neglect thinking
about the hay you have to win
ter your work stock and milk
cows ext winter and to make
your crop next year. We spoke
last week about the hay crop
and how expensive it is to buy
hay that is shipped here from
abroad. So go to thinking and
keep on, thinking about it, until
your thoughts produce action
that will grow hay on your own
farm, then buy your~own hay
from your self and feed your
own horses and cattle and let
the cash paid for said hay stay
in your own pocket. This will
be doing something that will
give you a bank account that
will be good for you and for the
baafc with which you do busi
ness. Another thing to do now,
is to read some good farm pap
er as the crop advances. Keep
posted Ijabout the >ci^>pp- Keep
posted about the miarket, and
whatever you do . don't
neglect to subscribe for and
carefully , read your County
paper, as it is the only medium
through which we can talk to
each other in Polk County.
.J R. Sams, County Agent
Milk Goat Ranch
Locates Near Saluda
Miss Belle F. Miller of Erie,
Pa. will establish a goat ranch
near Sahida at an early date in
order to supply the sanitariums
and Better Babies Camps with
goats milk.
Miss Miller has successfully
raised goats in Pennsylvania
and after looking over the
ground decided that Saluda was
admirably suited to that pur
pose. | V ' ;
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During the stirring (days
when every able bodied man
was rallying to the colors for
over-sFeas service, nothing was
too good for the boys in oMve
Now that the war has ended
we are aft to prone to forget the
sacrifices our boys made when
they faced the lurid ' hell of
modern warfare in order that
democracy might not be extin
guished by the warlike Hun.
Polk County has never as yet
erected a memorial to those
sons who perished in the gigan
tic struggle. In order that
some fitting memorial might be
erected the Polk County Mem
orial Fund was organized and
Mr. W. A. Cannon, of Lynn,
selected as secretary and treas
urer. ? j
It was planned at first to have
the school children of the coun
ty subscribe the necessary
money to erect a suitable mem
orial but in spits of their
str&ious efforts $500.00 is yet
needed : to complete the amoont
Mr. Cannon's appeal follows:
urgent appeal to Polk Couty
residents in an effort to raise
that sum and considering the
cause for which it is desired we
believe that every patriotic and
loyal citizen wfil lend their
active support in putting the
proposed memlorial "Over the
Top", j
Mr- jCannon's Appeal foHow: '
We all know that the world
war ended in .victory for our al
lies several years ago and in
that great conflict some of
our Polk Couty boys sacrificed
their lives, but to our shame we
have failed to show gratitude
and appreciation for their loy
alty, bravery and sacrifice by
erecting a monument to their
They felt fighting gloriously
for manjdnd and world civiliza
tion and are now sleeping on
the battle field of Europe with
out the honor of>the home peo
ple that is so much their due.
Let us now wipe out the stain
of our failure. May we realize
that every class and condition
of our people are under obliga
tion to the extent of their abil
ity to contribute to the monu
ment fund. A sum of money
has been subscribed and . paid
but the further sum of $500 is
necessary to erect a suitable
and respectable monument, the
boys went "over the top" and
out in the unfathomable gloom
of death for us? let us go "over
the top" for them. Then we
can have the consciousness of
having done our duty and can
face our fellows unashamed
and say we have not forgotten,
we h^ve carved the gratitude
on our hearts in enduring stone
to perpetuate the memory of
those who died that we might
Send your contribution to W.
A. I Cannon, Secretary and
Treasurer, Lynn, N. C.
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You are invited to attend any
of these three meetings. Mon
day, May 26th, at 10:30 in the
school house. (Columbus) Tues
day May' 27th, at 10:30 Greens
Creek school house. Wednes
day May 28, at 10:30 Mill
Spring school house.
Miss Maude Wallace, Assis
tant State Home Demonstra
tion Agent, will be present at
each of these places to give an
all day course on "Clothing" v A
study of color, lines alteration
Employees of the Green River
Power Company have aroused
considerable interest in / the
vicinity of Lynn in their lab
orious struggle to move a
gigantic turbine over the state
road without damaging the
highway. . Mounted on a huge
trailer the thirty ton turbine,
hauled by tractors has been
slowly progressing on its way
to the new Green River plant
near Mill Spring. In order to
protect the 1 roadway it was
found necessary to lay the road
with v heavy planking over
which the trailer passes- As it
advances the employees pick
ub the track and place it in
front of the carriage? and its
some undertaking.
Farmers of Polk County are
adopting modem method^ and
the endless string of trucks
loaded with fertilizer passing
through Lynn daily testify to
the fact that they are overlook
ing no means to increase <the
yield of their carefully culti
vated acreage
Dr. Justice who attended the
Southern Baptist Convention
j at Atlanta, gave a most inter
esting account of his visit to
the Georgia metropolis and the
proceedings at the convention
I to an attentive congregation
lqst Sunday evening. ?
The Lynn School will close on
Friday, May 23, with ap
propriate exercises bythepupUs
who have put forth consider
able effort to stage a pleasing
programme on that occasion.
Parents and friends are invited
to attend.
The Try op Hosiery Mill . of
Lynn is still closed down be
cause of the shortage of orders
in the knit goods trade. It is
hoped that it will soon resume
its normal activities as it af
fords employment to many
worthy persons in this com
Taking advantage of the
splendid highways and beauti
ful weather Mr. and Mrs. W. S.
McCalJ motored to Anderson,
S. C. last Sunday. They say in
spite of the recent "Big Wind"
in that vicinity, Anderson is
going right ahead with its af
fairs, and that little evidence
of the damage inflicted is " now
'Mr. W- T. Hammett* for years
a resident of Lynn, visited old
friends and acquaintances the
past Sunday. Mr. Hammett
seemed much impressed with
(the progress of the community
| and appeared quite optimistic
regarding the business pros
pects of the county. '
Everyone in Lynn appears to
be extremely busy. Those who
are not overhauling fishing
tackle and digging angle
worms, may be found pitching
horse-shoes or wrestling with
the problems involved in plant
ing and cultivating their pet
A simon pure SELF START
ER exibited its wares in Lynn
one day last week when a
Dodge belonging to Mr. Beard
of Lincolnton took a notion to
put on a free preformance. Mr.
(Beard parked his car in front
of the post-office while he
transacted some^ business in
side. For some uncountable
reason the Dodge refused to
stay hitched and taking its
destinies in its own hands it
ran up to the corner near the
church where it was rescued
from an untimely fate. Those
who saw the performance say
that the car was certainly
wearing the fright nameplate
because "It was Dodge Broth
er, dodge ? " or get run right
over. Anyhow the damage
was slight
of commercial pattern and de
sign wiH be included in this
{Short School- The most inter
esting feature of the day will
be the round table discussion,
which will close the meeting
about 3 P. M., by the club mem
bers themselves. Every one
come prepared to ask and have
solved for you, your hardest
problem in sewing.
f Home Agent
Measuring Pacolet
River Water Flow
The United States Geological
Survey has recently installed
(modern gauging equipment on
the .Pacolet River at Mr.
Lynch's place.
An accurate record of the
rainfall and possible water sup
ply of the Pacolet will be kept
by Mr. Ed Mitchell who has
been appointed supervisor of
the gauging system.
Mr. Mitchell will make meas
urements twice each day and
maintain an accurate record of
his findings. This system was
installed primarily to determine
the possibility of further
hydro-electric development
along the Pacolet.
Judge W/ebb of Hendersonville
in a recent charge to the Grand
Jury in special session stated:
"The parent or employer per
mitting! a child under sixteen
years of age to drive an auto
mobile is assuming a crimnal
responsibility as well as a
heavy civil one."
The eminent jurist called
particular attention to the
state laws both civil and crim
inal which imposed heavy
penalities upon parents or em
ployer who allows motors to be
operated by children.
SoiAe tidies its a good thing to
know the law in these matters.
An ounce of prevention is
worth pouifds of cure
On* Saturday, May 24th, mar
ble shooters of the Tar Heel
State meet in Raletigh to de
cide the State Championship.
The .fellow who still , remem
bers how to shoot a wicket
agate can win a free trip to At
lantic City if he can trim the
rest of the Tar Heel aggera
The Raleigh Times is stand
ing the expense of the North
Carolina champion as Mr.
Parks believes that the North
Carolinian can shoot straighter
than lanybody on earth with
either! a gun, bow^ and arrow,
or marble.
Do we get an entry from Try
Don't forget the convention
of the farm men and women at
State | College on July 23, 24 .
and 25. Come prepared to
spend the three days,
better meals and plenty of hot
coffee are promised for the
Farmers' State Convention this
year*. A good program is being
A i
Prominent Guests
I At Oak Hall
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Mr. John B- Kerr of New
York Cxty and his daughter
Miss Marion Kerr have been
guests of Oak Hall for the past
Mr. Kerr, who is president of
the Ontario and Western Rail
way,! expressed himself as be-,
ing highly pleased with Tryon
and much impressed with the
possibilities of its development
along resort lines.
Business called Mr. Kerr back
to New York at the end of the
week, but Miss Marion remain
ed for a longer sojourn among
the beauties of the Blue Ridge
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Cities all over the country
have found it profitable to
maintain tourists camps for the
accomodation of motorists dar
ing the summer months.
At a very small cost a camp
could be established in* Tryon
and many motor car travelers
would' linger longer in the
shadows of the Blue Ridge be
cause of it- :
Sensible restrictions could be
outlined and enforced with Mt
tle friction, and such a camp
would do much to advertise
Tryon in a Big Way.
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