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Prayer oiee;ii'i,',a,t tbe.Pres-
K Wednesday
'Sunday s'ftilcU the Baptist
andrstiyjiej'ian churches Sun
: daytuorning. .
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- Last Sunday beinp: the fifth
Sunday in the month, there
H;were no preachinjr services here.
Rev. W. H. Ryder will fill his
regular appointment ai me
Baptist church next Sunday
Christian Endeavor meets at
. the Presbyterian church Sunday
Bill "WitnberJy of Ocoee spent
Sunday with relatives here.
Several from here attended
' a Farmer's pienic at Ocoee last
Aii addition is being built to
the residence on the Wilson
farm occupied by Bob Wilson.
' Miss Sallie Barnes of Cleve
land spent a few days recently
with relatives and friends in
- this vicinity.
- Harle Edwards of Couasauga
' spent a day or two here recent
ly. He expects to uttend.the
High SchoolaUlyspJgain
this yearn "
Mr. '.and. Mrs. G. W. Shamblin
returned last Sunday from a
. visit to' relatives at Duclrjown
and Arcbville. They were ac-
. -companied on their visit by their
grandson, Stuhlmau.
Ex. Sen S'.. J. Parks and fnm
' ily, of Madiso'nville, spent Sun
.' day visiting relatives here. Mr.
Packs is now an editor, publish
.ing both the Lul'olletto Press
and Madisonvillo Tribune.
The coustitutioil and by-laws
of -die-Christ-inn Endeavor ko
ciety were read by" Miss Sudie
Clemtntr at last Sunday nights
meeting. This. 'branch of the
.' society will be re-oriranized next
''Sunday night, at-which time
' oflicera will bo efected, commit-
.tees appointed, and an oppor
tunity given for tho'so who wish
(i ip'i the Endeavor,
.j- There was a baptizing in."Cv:o
e. river, near the mill, last Sun,
da'v afternoon ...Two wor& bapia
ed! :;
Miss Barton Sweeny went to
Ducktown and assumed her
duties as assistant in the post
office at that place last Satur-
ay- . " "
There will be a box supper at
the Conasausa school Saturday
night, September 5, proceeds to
be used for the benifit of the
school. ,
Messrs. Murphy and McAmis
of the government extension
department, have been in Benton
for two dfiys of this week, as
sisting in getting plans worked
out for farm demonstration work
in the county.
Tom Lyle is preparing to
move his barber shop to Cona
sauga, owing to the fact that he
could not find a suitable house
here for his family. There is a
good opening for a barber shop
here now.
Girl Drowns In
Ocoee River.
While in bathing with two oth
er ladies Thursday Aug. 27th
in the Ocoee river, near here,
Miss Daisy Morris of Chattan
ooga was drowned. The women
none of whom could swim, were
wading in the river, when Miss
Morris suddenly stepped in a
hole. Her companions were un
able to extend any assistance.
The body ws recovered in an
hour and was shipped to Chat
tanooga Friday for interment.
Miss Morris, who is an orphan,
was here with her brother on a
visit to Mra. Crox.
Card of Thanks.
I want to express my sincere
thanks to tho people of Benton
who so faithfully rendered their
assistance and sympathy when
I lost my darling sister in Ocooe
river, August 27.
Albert E. Moukis.
Eiist Chattanooga, Tenn.
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Starts IqndaJ
As the Polk County High "at
Benton opens for regular duty
next Monday, there will be evi
dent much diversity of major
interest in the student affairs
among its members. There wiU
be the direct duties of the class
room to which many so ardently
apply themselves as hardly t.
be aware of the things going on
around them. There will be t he
lovers of the light sport of tennis
who like to give lightning cuts
or return them so swiftly that
his opponent will doubt his own
eyes. Football, oaseoaii anu
track will be warm competitors
for promiuent places in student
affairs, but perhaps the student
activity in which most pupils
ensage with the most pleasure
and profit, is the literary so
ciety. ' .
Athletic people point with
pride to the football captains
who have since become captains
of modern industry and who are
enriching our commonwealth
with the fruits of their initiative
and energy. But many are the
executive financiers, congress
men, educators and statesmeu'
who look back with pride to the
day when the literary society
hall was made abunde.ntly aware
of their youthful attempts at
oratory. The ability to stand
before an audience and force
fully make clear your proposi
tion is a busiupsi as well as a
social asset and should be ac
quired by every student who
not only expects to be a leader
but who expects to be a product
ive citizen in the community.
It is therefore a matter of
congratulation that the students
of the Polk Count y High School
so busily engage themselves for
the first few days in securing
new tnombars and getting them
down to work. There are two
1 societies in tho school, Bentonian
for boys and Eureka for girls.
Lit year tlx girls claimed they
lu W':id and t hat it only
if)ol'c a visit to their meetings to
i show that the young women not
only had more interest in this
phase of activity but ability as
well. But the boys retort with
J)ride that fir two years in suc
cession they have not on iy taken
the Brewer mpdal in declamation
but lust year they took the cash
prize given by Col. Copeland.
The "competition and spirit is
fiiendly, but there will be much
enthusiasm as the opening meet
ings are hp Id.
I At the upper left hand corner
of this page we print a photo of
the Eureka Literary Society.
The one at the bottom of the
page is the Bentonian Society.
Both are pictures of the mem
bers of the societies during the
school year 1913-14.
Tuesday two Changes
are" Made in Co.'s
" ; -Affairs.
in Tu
esday September the
first all of the officers elected at
Ut Ugusi election were quaii-
f&'S for Their ensuing terms.
bf the s
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that It
B i ggs succeed sA 1 ber t Cr u m 1 ey
as sheriff and j. H. Center- suc
ceeds T- O.v Pack as county
court clerk.
Richard Baxter was appointed
deputy sheriff at Isabella. P. D
Biggins 'Was appointed deputy
sheriff and assistant jailer at
Benton. The remainder of the
deputy sheriffs were not ap
pointed, as all applicants are
worthy of thorough consider
ation and it could not be done
jn one day.
Love Has a Limit.
She told me to fly and I Hew;
She told me to lie and I lew;
For suffrage she told me to vote
"My dear, you've gotten my goat
Not I! I'll bo durned if I
. dew!"
Author Unknown.
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B V J D . CliEMMER 12
Summy Schools
The fact that this school has
been called Summy's for over
fifty years is a tribute to the
prominence of Solomon Summy
who lived nearby. He was one
of the commissioners to lay off
Polk county, and after its or
ganization was a member of the
county court.
Solomon Summy was chair
man of the county court four
terms: 1843184?, 1848 and 1850.
In 1852 hf resigned us justice
of the peace "in order that the
'bquires may be better distrib
uted over the district." He and
Wm. Hk'gins, neighbors, were,
with W. C. Reynolds of the
Brankinehip place,' west of
the Ocoee, Lhe J. P.'s.
The Summy school house
never was on Summy's land,
but his house was the nearest
one to the different sites after
the first one. When the log
house whs moved across the
Summy branch about 1864, John
ft Ulemmer Helped move me
Reynolds was
rommhpps 1 so far as we' now
know. The peach orchard of
the Indian, Beaver Toter, with
his log cabin on the little knoll,
was about 100 yards westward,
and is now just south of the
pike road. In 18t37 John C.
Williamson set out new peach
trees in this same orchard, and
several of the peach trees he
set are still there that is, the
roots and stumps with new trees
growing from them. In one
place there are four of them in
n. row. with cedars and other
forest growth from one to two
i feet in thickness between them
and the other peach rows
Peach trees yet bearing, nearly
fifty years after planting! .But
it is possible that in some rich
spots, protected by rodi pile,
peach trees planted by the In
dians are yet bearing fruit. One
extremely large one on the
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Has kins farm above Parksille
planted by the
Indians before
1838, was still
a few
years before the
power dam
lake flooded farms from mountain
to mountain.
In the north corner of the
Beaver Toter peach orchard the
Bible boys, brothers of Mrs.
Sue Williamson, burnt a brick
kiln before the civil war. In
the house built by them south
ward, now used by Mr. Moore
house as a barn, James H. Bible
was born. He died a few days
before Gov. Robt. L.Taylor was
to ugpoint him United States
Senator from Tennessee.
Recently, in company with
part of ray family and W. H.
Williamson, we drove along the
newly graded pike that goes
wesrwirdly past the Dougherty
school site, then past Beaver
To;er's cabin site, then abovu"
the Rock Creek box-house school
site, then between the rock
crusher and the old Summy res-'
idence, then crossed the Summy
branch about 200 yards below
the Suopmy school rock quarry
site: uiilhe steep littJe hillside',
hi. dr 'not m't'aiulnj
ny i .V" f tH nouse; ivery..
most before we ;.kuew N it ilrovd
ctfuirrltf intn Mr RAvnnlds" varri1.
a long mile before we were
expecting to. There we found
his family and those of Ann
Orewse, Edgar Reynolds and
other neighbors, soon joined by
J.! L. and-Mollis "Taylor md
daughter After the watermelon
patch was espoited of some sack
fulls, we returned.
' "fOnntinued next week.) .
A demonstration for, the bene- .
fit of the girls' tomato clubs, ot
the county was given on th pub
lic Square . Friday morning - by
Miss Sarah Doney, in charge of
the work in the county. A large
number of. girls were present
and were interested- observers
of the best methods of pulling'
up tomatoes, corn and beans.

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