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ESTABLISHED 1844 WINNSBORO, S. C., MAY 20th, 1921
Miss Irene Stewart is visiting rel.
atives in Winnsboro,
Mrs. David Smith entertained a.
number of friends from Winnsboro
with a speud-the-day party one day
Mr. Ralph Brown and little Paul
Smith have gone to visit Mr. Brown's
mother at McCornick, S. C.
Mrs. Hubert Smith and children
have gone to Batesburg for a ten
days' visit with Mr. Smith's relatives.
We are glad to have Miss Laurie
Matheson at home after having
taught a very successful term in the
Fruit Hill school in Saluda County.
Miss Bessie Jones is at home after
pleasant visit to Winsboro. She
attended the Winthrop Pageant while
Miss Nell McEachern, who is in
.4k training in the Prior Hospital, Ches
ter, spent last week-end with .her
Aunt, Mrs. J. J. McEachern.
Mrs. Essie McEachern, of Savan
nah, Ga., is -;n an extended visit to
Mrs. J. J. McEachern.
The H. D. Club will meet with Mrs.
Hubert Smith on Friday May 27th.
Whether you are a member or not, if
you are interested in knowing how to
care for the sick in your home, come
to this meeting, Mrs. Clowney' will
In response to a call from the
Winnsboro Chapter of the Red Cross
for clothing for the esffering chil
dren of Europe, Ladies of the commu
city made aj very generous contribu
tion of garments of all kinds and sizes
ranging from infants layettes to gar
ments for boys and girls of 14 years
of age. A special cash collection
" s. also taken in church, which
einou~t. to $23.
Miss Lois 'Q(ppell attended the
Pageant at Winth2tp College as the
guest of her sister, Mrs. McBride.
Messrs B. H. Yarbrough, J. S.
Swygert and W. T. Glenn and Mrs. -
K. B. McDowell spent last Tuesday
Mr. an Mrs. J. S. Swygert enter
tained a few friends very delightfully
one evening last week.
Mr. A. W. Hart has accepted tc
principalship of the Jenkinsville
schoool for the coming year. He is
a teacher of wide experience and
comes ~to us highly recommended.
Niss Lois (Thmsell will azain have
charge of the intermediate depart
ment. while Mrs V:,7an Jeter will be
in charge cf the prima'ry de',artment.
Several of the young folks attend
ed a dance at Parr Shoals last Fri
An election..vill be held at Jenk
insville on Tuesday, May 17, to de
cide whether or not $50.000 shall be
issued in bonds for the improve
mnent of the roads in school district
Messrs B. H. Yarbrough and W.
T. Glenn were visitors to Winnsboro
The continued cool weather has
greatly interfered with obtaining
stands of cotton and the farmers
are discouraged over the conditions.
The Sunday School Convention
met at Salem on last Sunday after
noon. Quite a large crowd was pre
sent. There were representatives
from a number of schools. Inter
esting talks were made by the fol
lowing men: Messrs Gibson John
ston and Bruce, Dr. McMeekin and
Mrs. Fanny Martin is at home
after a visit to her son, Dr. Martin
Miss Genie Aiken is' at home f'r
tesummer, her school at Cross
Hill having closed.
Mr. and Mrs. Gilliam Jeter and
children, Mr. and Mrs. Wade Ai
Icen and little Mary Hazel spent the
week-end with Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
Little Emma Gene Clowney is
'with her gran~paren~ts, Mr. and
Mrs. Milo Martin.
- 4 Mrs. Gilder Norris. of Charlotte.
spent last week with her sister,
Mrs. D. M. Aiken.
Miss Mary Helen Crawford spent
the week-end at home.
Messrs Dug Aiken, Gillie Martin,
Aiken Gladney and Edgar Aiken re
c,tiy mnde a trip to Great Falls.
There will be services at Salem
each-Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock
instead of in the morning at 11
These times are badly out of joint
When we entered the world war
we were told that after the war was
won, a wave of prosperity such as
this country had never seen would
sweep over us. Well, it did sweep
over but it didn't stop. Then we
were told that when the Repubican
Administration got control times
would improve but Mr. Harding has
been sitting in the President's chair
ever two months and that egg of
prosperity "aint hatched yet."
The following dialogue took place
the other day between this scrib
bler and a business man: "What
is wrong with the business world?"
"Why our foreign trade is cut
"But why has our foreign trade
been cut off?"
"Because the rate of exchange is
"Who fixes the rate of exchange?"
"Why the bankers o' this coun
',Well but why do they make the
rates, so high?"
Now Mr. Editor, if some one will
answer this last question he will
explain the whole situation and at
the same time place the responsi
Everybody in this section is re
panting cotton and some are plant
ing the third time.
Ripe peaches, cherries and plums
are in evidence here about.
Sorry to chronicle the death of
one of our oldest inhabitants, Mrs.
Jane Rowe, who died Monday morn
ing and was buried Tuesday at Wa
teree Church. Mrs. Rowe had been
in bad health for a long time and
leaves two daughters, Mrs. G. L.
Johnston and Mrs. R. A. Patrick.
and a host of relatives and friends.
MOSSY DA LE.
This section has had an abund
ance of rain recently, after a two
months' drought. Crops and things
are looking rather blue for the mij
de of May. Stands of both cotton
and corn are skimpy. Stuff out at
the Robinson place is looking fairly
well, but you might throw him in
the moon and give him one negro
and five tons of soda and he would
make a crog. But the poor. negro
would have to walkoback home.
If we have to plant in the wipter
to beat the boll weevil, then we
must devise some way of beating
It has been so cold for the past
two or three weeks that, we have
burnt up the wood that we had for
the kitchen stove in the summer and
that means trouble with the women'
You may talk about hard times,
the low price of cotton and trou
ble in general, but when you get
the women aroused against you, all
those things will seem trivial mat
ters. I, don't lounge around the
house much for two or three days
after an old hen quits the nest and
spoils thirteen eggs, or someone
leaves the lot gate open and lets
the calf to the cow, but the roiling
pin is not used scientifically until
the stove wood gives out.
Bill Irby, who has been living in
Columbia and elsewhere for several
years, has moved to the old home
place near Bethel Church, much to
the delight of his old friends. While
he is not as handsome as his brother
Prest:n, I think that he is a better
man. If he is not, may the Good
Lord pity him. You never see them
both at church on the same day. I
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NEWS FROM THE
Mr. A. A , Jlly spent the day in
Messrs Thomp*on, Thomas a-n
Ariail are doing 'ie painting and
.rimming on teSW;.ld mill. We are
glad to Welcome- these gentlemen t
our vilia ge for 'a season.
Mr. Mack Barley has accepted a
position in the company store. Mack
is one of our m,.st popular young
men. The mill store continues to
prove to us that is is trying to render
the best possible service. Mack's
many friends will be depighted to
know that he wishes for them to sam.
ple his service. Call on him at the
Mr. Arthur Burgess and Mr. F., L.
Candee worshipped at the Episcopal
church in Ridgeway Sunday. last.
Messrs Gordon A. Johnstone, J. M.
Williams, G. H. Lokey, W. E. Ram
bow and Bin Wilson returned Monday
morning from Atlanta, Ga., where
they attended the meeting of the
Southern Textile Association. .
Mr. G. H. Lokey says that he fol
lowed Rambow all the way to Grant
Park in Atlanta just to let one Ram..
bow see the animals-monkeys. "Af
ter spending all of his ir9ney for pea
nuts," says Lokey, "Rambow- tried 'to
catch one of the pet squirrels to bring
home with fiim." When asked what
Rambow wanted with a pet squirrel
Lokey said, "I guess to pick up the
nuts off of that Ford."
Rambow and Mr. J. M. Williams
turned to Tech students while at the
Tech-Washington and aseball
game. They were yelling
for Tech as if th year
students. At that. ust o
young now. No -accuses
them of being a
n and from
about Rambow and the monkeys $
don't wonder that Mr.' Spiller was
able to announce the purchase of the
Atlanta baseball club Monday. You
see Mr. Spiller sells peanuts, ice.
cream and soda pop at the ball park
Mrs. Julian Lipscomb, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Gord-.n A. Johnstone.
was taken to the Columbia hospital
Tuesday morning. Mrs. Lipsc6mb
will be under observation of Dr.
Gibbs, the noted diagnostician for
several days. Mr. Lipscomb and M
Johnson, the nurse, accompanied Mrs.
Mrs. George C. Gibson took her in.
fant son to the Columbia hospital
Tuesday morning for -treatment iU
der Dr. Weston the baby 'ee'if' s.
George, Jr., must remain at the hos.
pital for obse'rvationl for several doys.
Mr. W. G. Barbour, of Camden,
was in our village Tuesday. Mr.
Barbour continues as manager of t -
mill store, coming over on Tuesdays
from Camden to meat the traveling
Mr. J. H. Ball has been very sick
at his home for-several days. There
s soie improvement at this time.
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon A. John
stone. accompanied by Miss Cora M.
Johnson, the nurse, left early
Thursday morning for Columbia,
where they went to be with Mrs.
Julian Lipscomb, their daughter, who
is to undergo a serious operation or.
Thursday at the Columbia hospital.
Mrs. George C. Gibson left Thurs
day morning for Columbia to remain
at the Columbia hospital with George,
Jr., until the doctors permit his re
moval to Winnsboro.
Miss Henrietta Thompson, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Thomr'
son, who has been attending school in
Atlanta, Ga., returned home Monday
Monday afternoon a group of jun
ior Scouts were taken by Scoutmaster
Gibson in his car to a lovely camping
site where the boys spent the after..
noon and evening. Supper was pre-.
pared over a glowing camp fire. Those
going were Cole Windhamn, Paul WiL
son, Tom Stanley, J. D. Lokey and
There will be a ball game on the
local diamond Saturday afternoon.
The Columbia Mills team will give
the locai- team a return game on that
date. On the last meeting of these
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THE WHOLE STATE
Columbia. - County commissloneri
law makers, and representative citi
zens of Richland and Calhoun coun
ties assembled at Bates ferry -o dis
cuss plans for the construction of a
steel bridge over the river at the ferry
and to devise the ways and m.-.ns ol
defraying the tost. Enthusiastic mer
paved- the way for an early start and
the prospects are bright for the erec
tion of a toll bridge to be constructea
by the two counties.
Richland county representatives al
the meeting indorsed the project and
a majority of the delegates adopted a
resolution pledging Richland caunty
to build approaches if Calhoun county
agreed to the same preposition, the
cost to be prorated according to thE
taxable assessement. Coun.y cc":mis
sioners are to fix tell c-.vges ic.cord
ing to plans and each county iwil gel
their share of the receipts until thi
total cost is refunded. It is th-tu that
the bridge will be thrown open to thi
public and declared a free crossing.
Calhoun count?*officials are to give
the project immediate consideration.
Columbians atterding the meeting
are enthusiastic over the prosput foi
a substantial bridge at Bates ferry
Travelers going to St. Matthews
Orangeburg, Branchville and Charles
ton may take the Bluff road to BateE
ferry or the Garner's ferry road by
Eastover to reach the proposed bridge
Fort Mill.-With the federal land
banks again functioning, the Fori
Mill National Farm Loan association
I which was organized in May, 1917. haE
I resumed business, and application!
for loans aggregating about %55,00(
have been received and passed upor
by the board of directors, and a gov
ernment appraiser is expected tc
reach Fort Mill in , short whili to ap
praise the lands c'- which mortgagef
are to be given to secure loans.
Columbla.-W. L. Eldwards, bit lani
er . ) 74baq.,er
jail the arruat against him be
Ing withdrawn. He returned to Co
lumbia in the afternoon. Sheriff Can
ion Blease said over the telephone
that.all matters regarding Edwards al
Newberry had been "satisfactorily set
tIed to all parties concerned.
York.-Hundreds of acres of cottoi
around York have been planted ,ovei
within the last few (lays, the farmer.
despairing of the sied coming up thal
were put in the ground a month ago
The long continued cold spell and dry
weather have been very unfavorablE
to germinating seed and young vege
Greenville.-A record for speedy
justice was inade for Greenville coun
ty when, just 72 hours after he fired
the shot which killed City Policema1
George S. Burroughs, William Thom;
son, negro, was found guilty of mur
der in the sessions court and sentene
ed to die in the electric chair at Co
lumbia May 27.
Rock Hill. Fifty votes were cast i
the election on the charter amend
ment increasing the number of coun
cilmen from: three to five and provid
ing for the elec'tion of the mayor by
the people. Thirty-olght voted fol
te change and 12 against. Many wert
disqualified by non-payment of taxes.
Hartsville.-Hartsvill e was shocked
to receive the news that A. D. Thoma:
and cousin Hallio Thomas wer'
drowned when a boat capsized or
Efforts to find the bodies have so
far proved fruitless.
Seed. Shipments Held Up.
Clemson College-Shippers of cot
ton seed. seed cotton, and ootton-seed
hulls. who desire to ship such prod
ucts into the state of Mississippi, are
warned that several shipments fron3
South Carolina into Mississippi havy
been held up recently due to failure
to comply with .the reouiremee~s oi
the Mississippi State Plant Board
says Prof. A. F. 'Conradi, entomolo
gist for the South Carolina State Croi
Pest Commission. The Mississipp
plant board is continuing the plan
quarantine adopted in 1920.
Pilgrimage to Home Oirphanage.
York.--Favored by the blue skiel
and brilliant sunshine of an idea
spring day, the pilgrimage of Episce
palians to th~e Church Home orphan
age here was an unqualified success
With upward of 500 persons fron
points away from York In attendane
an open air service on the grounds iF
the mornipg was conducted by the
Rev. Kirkman G. Finlay, bishop coad
jutor and addresses In the afternoor
by B';l'eo Finlay, Christie Benet, Au
gust W. Smith. W. B. Moore and Wi)
11am F. Robertson.
LAST STORY ABOUT
"A Community Effort.
No people is great or good except
in character. Character is,the pro
duct of thought. "Tell me what you
think and I will tell you what you
are," says a writer; and a greater
authority than man has said, "As a
man thinketh in his heart so is he.'
It is ideas and ideals that really gov.
ern the world. When they are oper.
ative character is the result. It is
but one-half of religion to live in
secret with God. The true man owes
it to himself to give out to his fel.
lows the best that is within him. The
end of our effort is to bring to the
minds of our community the best
ideas and ideals of the day. The
channels adopted are those through
which these are coming.
- The moving pictures are catching
the eye of the multitude. Ten millions
of our people daily attend the picture
show. The making and showing ol
pictures has become the fifth largest
business in our country. They have
come and apparently to stay. In
them there is a chance of untold harm
and an opportunity for much good.
Where these shows are 'r& for finan.
cial profit there is a temptation tc
yield to the popular demand whethez
that demand be for the best or not.
The moral sense of the country is
being aroused to the peril from this
source. What shall we do? Ban
them or convert them? We believe
the latter can be done. There are
difficulties to be overcome. Chiel
among these is the lack of a censor
ship over the making of the films,
The only censorship that can really
be effective is the moral sentimeni
pf the.community. It0 th ionly cer
sorship. thg lshouk
people. -,The mol!der. of sentimeni
are the rulers in a democracy. It is
encouraging to know that the moral
sentiment of the country is beginning
to have efiect upon some of the larg.
est film producers and they are cut.
ting out the objectionable things.
Voluntary organizations are spring.
ing up in different places for the pur
pose of banning the wrong and ad.
vertising the right kind of pictures.
The people of the community can
have what they whnt, but will never
have what they do not go after. We
want to s6e the pictures made helpful
rather ,han allowed to exist as harm
ful. Through the eyes is carried to
the mind of many a one who is hard
to reach in any other way.
The spoken word has never lost
its potency and never will. The ideas
and ideals of men are more catching
when brought to us by having spokes..
men. The Lyceums, Chautauquas
and other lecture bureaus are sending
ont some of the best talent of the
day. There is no reason why we
should not have the best. Concert of
action will brisg to us the best. It
is too muc' to expect and it is not
right that we should exnect a few in..
dividuals to blecome guarantors foz
th'ese things that make for common
The publshed book is often the
product of a ripe mind and should
give thought in its best form. Once
*Winnsboro had a circulating library.
Its home was burned, but a number of
books and some of the furniture is
yet in our possession. Many good
books are lying idle in our homes,
which would be read and accomplish
Imuch good if they were made acces
sible to the public. A proper system
of keeping track of them is all the
owners are waiting for in order to
release the n we are persuaded to
believe. We must have the library.
A movement is already started.
The men of the community need a
meeting place and some of them have
a stronger temptation to read the
best current literature. A reading
room is in our plan. The leading
magazines and papers are to be kept
on file The monthly index of cur
rent literature will be a part of the
equipment: by this means the best
articles on any subject can readily be
found. Any one who will pay foi
one or more magazines may beco'n
a member of this reading circle. 1
this way the reading room can be es.
tablished and really at no greate
cost than we are now paying foi
Suh are some of the things we ma3
U. D. C. DNNER
On Saturday, May 15th, the John
Bratton Chapter, Daughters of the
Confederacy, gave their annual din
ner for the surviving veterans of
Fairneld county. Th, occasion was
inspiring. The Dau.gnters with lov
ing hands had att-ntied to every de
tail. Noth 0: that ceuld show their
love and admiration for the veterans
was left u-ndone. The room in the
Community Building where the din
ner was served was made beautiful
with spring lowers, and the tables
were loaded with good things to eat.
Twelve veterans were present--"he
roes in gray with their hearts of
gold"-God bless them everyone.
There were also present a number
of invited guests to join with the
veterans in sharing the hospitality of
After dinner Mr. Wilson Hanahan,
in happy manner, assumid the role
of toastmaster. . -Dr. Oliver Johnson
spoke for a few minutes on "The
Cause That Was NOT Lost!" Mr.
W. D. Douglas followed with a trib
ute to the private Confederate sol
dier, and Rev. G. G. Mayes exten#ed
the use of the Community House to
the veterans at any and all times.
Mr. G. F. Patton closed. the speaking
with the relating of a few of the
wonderful experiences of a certain
Confederate soldier he had known in
I Spartanburg county.
Altogether the occasion was well
worthwhile.., we-the younger genera
tion-are not remembering as we
should the deeds of our fathers. We
need to turn to the stern years of
1860-65 for inspiration. We need to
remember that we are the 0
grandsons-of the men who' made 9 V-r
armies of General Robert E. Lee
J and we need-to know the deedsf
those men in such fashion as ' ouia
cause us to throw our shoulders a lit.
tle further back, and make our eyes
to flash with a clearer light.
"God of the nations! Spare us yet!
Lest we forget! Lest we forget!" A
THROUGH WITH TIGHT SHOES
Experience That Young Woman Had
Recently is Sufficient to Last
Her a Lifetime.
A young woman was- taken to one
of the downtown restaurants for din
ner. She wished to make a good ina
pression, -so she stopped at the shoe
shining establishment to have her
shoes polished, which shoes, by the
way, were a little too smal and
They pinched even worse after they
were seated at the table, and the
young woman decided to do a very
daring thing. So, carefully, she man
aged to slip her band down to her foot,
loosen the shoe and slip it off her foot.
Just as that performance was ended
the walter arrived with the dinner and
she straightened up to get ready for it.
She reached for hetr napkin and hor
rors! The inside of her ha.nd was a~s
black as could be. The she polish
had not yst dried. Worse and worse!
Her friend noticed her hand.
There was mothing to do but explain
tbe situation, which she did in a very
anjising way. But she vows steadily
that she will never again wear tight
shoes when going out to dinner.-Indi
tisBeards and Politics,
Its surely more than a coincidene.
that whiskered statesmen hold high
positions in many lands, writes a cor
respondent. Simultaneously with the
appointment of Charles Evans Hugh
as secretary of state In the U. 8 ..
comes the news of the appointment of
Sir Joseph Cook as high commission
er for Australia, in London. Sir Jo
seph's beard is the pride of the agn
tigdes. Again in South Africa, the
electorate rejected General Hertzog
who has nothing but a mustache, for
the bearded Smutz. And Lenin im
perturbably- 'holds his own, with a.
beard. w e1'~ the smooth-shgaven Kereni
sky is 'not merely out, but outside.
Venizelos. they say, was never so pop
ular as since his witlhdrawal. and the
Italian press insists that when he
makes a move Constantine is doomed.
His Is the finest heard in Europe. as
Mr. Shaw will admit-Montreal Her
have. Persistent concerted effort
will get them. Success hinges upon
the number who 'A~ll become helpers.
No one man nor ~t of men can make
the- c}-aracter 4 a community. It
must be a com .unity effort.
..- A Promoter.