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Local News From Columbus, Mill Springs, Sunny View, Fishtop, Maple Grove, Silver Creek, Hillcrest, Warrior Mountain, Tryon, May 16, 1919

From the Polk County News and the Tryon Bee, May 16, 1919

News From Across Polk County


Mr. J. Austin Newman and sister, Mrs. John Lewis Smith, spent Sunday with their sister at Landrum.

Messrs. Willie and Jasper Guffey, Rutherfordton, spent the week-end in Columbus.

Mr. H.F. Elliott left Monday for Greenville, S.C., where he has accepted work.

Mr. R.M. Hill is spending a few days in Rutherfordton.

Mr. John T. Smith of Stearns, visited here Sunday.

Mrs. J.A. Bailey and daughter, Rosa Bailey, left last week for their home in Woodleaf, N.C.

Mr. John Cobb and Mrs. Jacob Capps are at the home of their brother, Prof. E.W.S. Cobb.

Mr. J.D. Cobb is very ill at the home of his son, Prof. E.W.S. Cobb.

Miss Oma Reynolds is spending the week-end at Spartanburg.

Messrs. J.P. and A.Y. Arledge visited at Hendersonville Sunday.

Mrs. J.W. Jack and daughter, Laura, spent Monday in Hendersonville.

Mr. Underwood of Lynn spent Sunday with his daughter, Mrs. Chas. Davenport.

Mill Spring

Born to Mr. and Mrs. R.G. Walker on last Wednesday a girl.

Miss Gladys Gibbs has returned from her visit to Gaffney.

Mr. J.M. Lewis is having some repair work done on his house.

Messrs. Bill and Jack Guffey of Rutherford attended church here Sunday.

The Christian Endeavor, let by Miss Clara Edwards at the Methodist church Sunday afternoon, proved a great success. Leader for next Sunday is Miss Sue Gibbs. Topic: “The School of God.” This meeting will be held at the Baptist church at 4:30. Every one who can, attend.

We are glad to report that Mr. Clarence Gibbs is able to be out again after a week’s illness.

The choir practice at the Baptist church Sunday afternoon was well attended by the Sunday school.

Little Johnie Cocheran is quite ill.

Miss Mabel Pack and Sallie Brisco were pleasant callers at Sunny Brook farm Monday afternoon.

Mr. George Barber made a trip to Chimney Rock Sunday.

Miss Arkansas Arledge has gone to Asheville where she has accepted a position.

Mrs. W.G. Egerton was the guest of Mrs. J.M. Lewis Saturday afternoon.

It is hoped that there will be a large crowd at the Baptist church Saturday, with the necessary implements to work on the cemetery. Sunday is the regular decoration and memorial day. In connection with the memorial service there will be a special service in honor of Jesse T. Lewis, who was slain in battle in France. Everybody has a cordial invitation to attend.

Since Mr. Sams was on the sick list he could not attend the meeting at Mill Spring Saturday night. Nevertheless there were some very interesting discussions, and it was decided that we would have a community fair, and the various committees were appointed. The soliciting committee secured $7 as a premium fund. Let everybody in the township get busy and help to make it a lively fair.

Sunny View

Miss Maggie Jackson was the guest of her sister, Miss Sallie Jackson, last Sunday.

Mr. Claude Wilson called on Mr. U.S. Gibbs Sunday.

Mr. Moses Jackson went to Rutherford hospital Sunday afternoon, after his wife, who has been there for some time.

Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Wilson visiting the former’s mother, Mrs. T.N. Wilson, Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Wilson visited at Mr. Jason Vesse’s last Sunday.

Mr. C.C. Wilson and son, Roland, accompanied by Mr. Cecil Ruppe, visited the former’s mother, Mrs. S.J. Helton Sunday. The two latter have just returned from camp.

Miss Myrtle Whiteside is visiting relative in Tennessee.

Mrs. Twitty Jackson is very ill.

Miss Alma Corn is home after spending the winter in Hendersonville.

Sunny View school has ordered another election for special school taxes on June 10th. We hope each man will decide to vote for the taxes for we want this settled. The people here are somewhat different from those in Tryon. There the wealthiest people voted for the tax, while the opposite was done here. The trouble here is two schools are wanted instead of one. Can’t see why they want one teacher instead of two.

Mr. Sampson Spicer was recently returned home from Tennessee.

Mr. Frank Mills spent Monday and Tuesday with Mr. Aden Green.

Mr. Enoch Ruff, who has been home on furlough, has returned to duty.


Rain, rain, rain, and then some more rain.

With two or three weeks of court in June and the 17 year locusts expected, what can a farmer do but starve.

Harrison Bradley visited T.C. Laughter’s family Sunday.

Earnest Laughter visited Dewey Hill Saturday and Sunday.

E.J. Bradley has been on the sick lest for a few days, and there are others complaining.

No preaching, no Sunday school, no singing. Seems as if they had all gone fishing.

Well, brother Lynn, the snakes have not bothered me yet this season, but we learn T. Newman went into his barn one day last week to get away from the flies, and to take a snooze (a nap) and discovered the largest rattler he had ever seen, and he has seen quite a few having lived in the mountains for about 70 years. He immediately decided it was safest to dispose of his snakeship before he took his nap. So you need not fear that rattler now.

T.C. Laughter has bought a nice mrae of Isaac Walker. Walker is moving to Spartanburg, S.C. (I usually correct obvious typos, but I’m not sure what “mrae” is supposed to be.)

The man who kills rattlers or Germans is entitled to a monument. Let’s see that he gets it. Hurrah for the monument.

Maple Grove

Misses Maggie and Kansas Jackson visited Misses Grace and Oma Gibbs Sunday afternoon.

We are glad to note that Mrs. Florence Gibbs is improving fast from her sickness.

We are having lots of rain, and farmers are getting awfully behind with their work.

Mr. Will corn and family and Mr. G.L. Taylor and family were visitors at Mr. U.S. Gibbs’ Sunday.

‘Tis a good time to set sweet potato slips if you have the ground ready.

The revenuers seem to be doing great work in our community.

Ella and Teddy Gibbs visited Mrs. Allen Sunday.

Mr. Earnest Thomas’ parents have been visiting him the last week, as he has just returned from France.

Mr. Tolbert Odel was a caller at Mr. M.N. Burnett’s Sunday.

Silver Creek

Messrs. Ray Edwards and Floyd Toney were guests of Reece and Teddy Arledge Saturday night.

Mr. and Mrs. Harley Foiy attended services at Silver Creek on Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Jones and baby, Martha Lee, were visitors at William Green’s last week-end.

Miss Charity Williams was a pleasant caller at Mountain View farm Saturday night.


Hillcrest Institute held its commencement exercises Wednesday. The musical and dramatic features of the program were varied and proclaimed Miss Love a past master of the art of training young people. But the occasion was somewhat marred by the noisy conduct of a group of boys and girls, not, we are glad to say, of our community. Miss Love and Miss Falls left next morning for their homes, leaving Mr. Hunter and Mrs. Hickman in charge. Miss Love has been here for nearly three years, and has won the love and admiration of the whole community. Under her care Hillcrest has grown to be a dominating force in this neighborhood and under the efficient management of Mr. Hunter we confidently expect it to grow and develop in every way.

Among those who have returned to their homes from Hillcrest Institute are Misses Myrtle Shields, Corell Cooley, Nellie Brian, Pauline Wilkins, Ruth Brian, etc.

Mrs. J.P. Abrams is visiting her son, R.M. Abrams.

Mr. and Mrs. Zeb Rogers lost their baby, Sunday, a fine six months old boy. They have the sympathy of the whole community.

Mrs. N.E. Constant and daughter, Velma, were visitors at H.P. Arledge’s Sunday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland Prince are spending some time with the latter’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Williams.

Mr. Clement Arledge Sr., aged 95 years, is confined to his room most of the time, on account of illness.

Mr. and Mrs. John Early spent Saturday and Sunday with Mr. E.W. Bradley.

Mr. Dave Thompson has gone to Spartanburg hospital for treatment.

Warrior Mountain

Miss Lelia Arledge Bishop of Horseshoe spent the past week with relatives.

Mr. Claude Gilbert of Ft. Lotten, N.Y., is home on furlough.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Arledge spent the week-end with relatives in Silver Creek.

Mrs. Fowler of Lynn was the pleasant guest of her sister, Mrs. J.B. Arledge Sunday.

Messrs. Elton and Alden Foster spent Saturday night in Tryon.

The hawks have been having a feast in the various poultry yards of this section.

Several dwellings are being constructed in Howard’s Gap.

Mr. W.B. Arledge is remodeling his house.


Miss L.B. Jayne made a business trip to Spartanburg Tuesday.

Mr. J.W. Walker of Mill Spring visited relatives in Tryon Saturday.

Mrs. R.L. Kirchner and son, Dickie, left for their home in Detroit Wednesday.

Mr. J.M. Hearon of Saluda was attending to business matters in Tryon Monday.

Mr. J.D. Sawyer returned home Tuesday from a business trip to Cincinnati, Ohio.

Mrs. C.F. Earnhart left Tuesday for Greensboro and Charlotte on a visit to relatives.

Mr. Bobo Wilkins of Cowpens, S.C., was attending to business matters in Tryon Wednesday.

Mrs. J.L. Washburn and Miss Mildred Washburn have returned to their home in Duluth, Minn.

Major Thrall and family, after spending the winter in Tryon, left for their home in Detroit Wednesday.

Mrs. R. Carpenter left Wednesday for Port Chester, N.Y., where she will spend the summer months.

Mr. Clarence Lightner came down from Detroit Monday and will accompany his family back there Saturday.

Miss Mabel McFee left for Atlanta, Ga., Monday, where she goes as a delegate to the Baptist convention to be held there.

Miss Mary Le Duc of Sierra Madre, Calif., formerly of Tryon, is at present the guest of Mrs. John Orr. She will visit her many friends here during her stay.

The marriage of Louise Van Rennselear, daughter of Mrs. Kenwoirthy, to Captain Hewett Gillette Callendar of Pasadena, Calif., will take place early in June.

Miss Converse left Monday for Cleveland, Ohio, where she will spend the summer. Mrs. Strong accompanied her to Spartanburg and will later follow her to Cleveland.

Mr Lynn Waldrop of Mill Spring, Route 1, has just had some stationery printed announcing that he is in the pure bred hog business, and has started on the work of building up a herd of O.I.C. hogs.

Donations to the soldiers’ monument are coming in very slowly. This is a matter that should be finished up on a short while. Get busy and send in your subscription to Mr. W.A. Cannon, treasurer, at Lynn.

Mr. Joe Linvingston was married Wednesday morning to Miss Lora Ward at her home in New Bern, N.C. Joe is the son of Mr. J.B. Livingston and has many friends in Tryon. The couple will arrive in Tryon the latter part of the week.

It is announced that U.S. army officers had those formerly occupied farm residences in the “Dark Corners” to meet with them at the old rifle range, yesterday, for the purpose of turning back the property on which the Government has held leases for some time.

The civic committee is cleaning off the corner lot next to Wilkins & Co., and will proceed to beautify it first. Grass and flowers will be planted, and benches placed under the trees, making it a very inviting and restful place on hot days. The committee has other places in view which will be similarly treated.

A judge of the U.S. Court in the Spartanburg, S.C., district died a few days ago. If President Wilson has any trouble in finding a suitable successor, we would remind him that he can easily secure one in Tryon. We have numbers here who give decisions almost daily upon questions of law from the constitutionality of the League of Nations to the legality of the town ordinances. But new towns possess so much legal talent at Tryon.

The report of Mr. W.T. Lindsey, as chairman of the Liberty Loan campaign, is very interesting in one respect. The total amount of bonds sold was taken by Tryon and Saluda townships, excepting about $400. If the other townships in the county had done one fourth as well as these two, Polk county would again have oversubscribed her quota. As it is, we are classed with the counties who have failed to take their quota. Taken as a whole the showing made by Mr. Lindsey is very satisfying.

Elsewhere read the communication from the citizens of Columbus stating that they very much desire the Fourth of July celebration at that place. All well and good. Now let’s everybody roll up our sleeves and go to work to make it a grand success. As the article states there are but few of us in Polk county anyway, and it will require united effort to secure a good attendance that day. Almost every other town in the state has given their returned soldiers a welcome, and Polk county should not lag behind. Let’s give the boys a rousing welcome that day. And let’s wind up the monument question on that day and have the unveiling ceremonies during the county fair in October. Everybody be at Columbus July Fourth.

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