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IIE NiWS _ HERALD
ESTABLISHED 1844 WINNSBORO, S. C., MAY 20th, 1921 VOL. XLIX. NO. 8
Miss Irene Stewart is visiting rel
atives in Winnsboro.
Mrs. David Smith entertained a
number of friends from Winnsboro
with a spend-the-day party one day
Mr. Ralph Brown and little Paul
Smith have gone to visit Mr. Brown's
mother at McCormick, 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 $chool 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
training in the Prior Hospital, Chep.
ter. spent last week-end with her
Aunt, Mrs. J. J. McEabhern.
Mrs. Essie McEachern, of Savan
nah, Ga., is on 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
nity made a 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
was also taken in church, which
amounted to $23. This was forward
h.b*efaster, Rev. E!baikE .
Miss Lois Chappell attended the
Pageant at Winthrop College as the
guest Vf her sister, Mrs. McBride.
Messrs B. H. Yarbrough, J. S.
Swygert and W. T. Glenn and Mrs.
K. B. McDowell spent last Tuesday
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Swygert enter
tained a few friends very delightfully
one evening last week.
Mr. A. W. Hart has accepted the
principalship of the Jenkinsville
schoool fo; the coming year. He is
a teacher of wide experience and
comes to us highly recommended.
Miss Lois Chapnell will again have
charge of the intermediate depart
ment, while Mrs V~van Jeter wvill be
in charge of the primary department.
Several of the young folks attend
ed a dance at Parr Shoals last Fri
An election will be held at Jenk
insville on Tuesday, May 17, to de
cide whether or not $50,000 shall be
issued in bond5 for the improve
ment of the roads in school district
Messrs B. H. Yarbrough and W.
.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 for
the summer, her school at Cross
Hill having closed.
Mr. and Mrs. Gilliam Jeter and
children, Mr. and Mrs. Wade Ai
ten and little Mary Hazel spent the
week-.end with Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
Little Emma Gene Clowney is
with her grancd-pareints, Mr. and
Mrs. Milo Martin.
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
cently made 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
over 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 of 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 E
explain the whole situation and at 3
the same time place the responsi- t
Did West Virginia and Kentucky r
jein the League of Nations? If so,
they are behaving very "onbecom- r
Everybody in this section is re
planting cotton and some are plant
ing the third time.
Ripe peaches, cherries and plums e
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 3
leaves two daughters, Mrs. G. L.
Johnston and Mrs. R. A. Patrick,
and a host of relatives and friends.
This section has had an abund-.
ance of rain recently, after a twoc
months' drought. Crops and things(
are looking rather blue for the mid..I
die of May. Stands of both cotton
and corn are skimpy. Stuff out at 3
the Robinson place is looking fairly I
well, but you might throw4 him in ~
the moon and give him one negro f
and five tons of soda and he would s
make a cro. But the poor negro
would have to walk back home.
If we have to plant in the winteri
to beat the boll weevil, then we
must devise some way of beating s
It has been so cold for the past 3
two or tbree weeks that we have t;
burnt up the wood that we had for .J
the kitchen stove in the summer and i
that means trouble with the women
You may talk about hard times, d
the low price of cotton and trou- a
ble in general, but w '-n you get J)
the women aroused ag .nst you, all r
those things will seem trivial mat
ters. I don't lounge around the t
house much for two or three days s
after an old hen quits the nest and j
spoils thirteen eggs, or someone a
leaves the lot gate open and lets
the calf to the cow, but the rolling i
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
Preston, I think that he is a better 1
man. If he is not, may the Good
Lord pity him. You never see themt
both at church on the same day. Ia
(ontinued on third page.)
NEWS FROM THE
Mr. A. A. Jolly spent the day in
Messrs Thompson, Thomas and
Ariail are doing the painting and
rimming on the old mill. We are
Olad to welcome these gentlemen tj
ur village for a season.
Mr. Mack Barley has accepted a
osition in the company store. Mack
s one of our most popular yourrg
nen. The mill store continues to
)rove to us that is is trying to render
:he best possible service. Mack's
nany friends will be delighted to
cnow that he wishes for them to sam.
)le his service. Call on him at the
Mr. Arthur Burgess 'and Mr. F. L.
,andee worshipped at the Episcopal
:hurch in Ridgeway Sunday last.
Messrs Gordon A. Johnstone, J. M.
Williams, G. H. Lokey, W. E. Ram
>ow and Ben Wilson returned Monday
norning from Atlanta, Ga., where
hey attended the meeting of the
southern Textile Association.
Mr. G. H. Lokey says that he fol
owed Rambow all the way to Grant
>ark in Atlanta just to let one Ram
*w see the animals-monkeys. "Af.
er spending all of his money for pea
uts," says Lokey, "Rambow tried to
atch one of the pet squirrels to bring
ome with him." When asked what
tambow wanted with a pet squirrel
okey said, "I guess to pick up the
iuts off of that Ford." -
Rambow and Mr. J. M. Williams
urned to Tech students while at the
ech-Washington and Lee baseball
ame. They were out there yelling
or Tech as if they were first year
tudents. At that they are just so
'oung now. . No one ever accuses
hem of being aged.
Rambow sys that Lokey can eat
ore ice.creatn cones and drink more
pop" than a monkey can eat pea
uts, and from what Lokey says
bout Rambow and the monkeys we
.on't wonder that Mr. Spiller was
.ble to announce the purchase of the
lanta baseball club Monday. You
ee Mr. Spiller sells peanuts, ice
ream and soda pop at the ball park
Mrs. Julian Lipscomb, daughter of
fr. and Mrs. Gord-:n A. Johnstone.
vas taken to the Columbia hospital
uesday morning. Mrs. Lipscomb
ill be under observation of Dr.
ibbs, the noted diagnostician for
everal days. Mr. Lipscomb and Miss
ohnson, the nurse, accompanied Mrs.
Mrs. George C. Gibson took her in
at son to the Columbia hospit.al
uesday morning for treatment 1 r
er Dr. Weston the baby neeids.
eorge, Jr., must remain at the hos.
ital for observation for several days.
Mr. W. G. Barbour, of Camden,
as in our village Tuesday. Mr.
~arbour continues as manager of the
ill store, coming over on Tuesdays
rom Camden to meet the traveling
Mr J. H. Ball has been very sick
t his home for several days. There
some improvement at this time.
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon A. John
tone, accompanied by Miss Cora M.
ohnson, the nurse, left early
hursday morning . for Columbia,
there they went to be with Mrs.
ulian Lipscoinb, their daughter, who
Sto undergo a serious operation on
'hursday at the Columbia hospital.
Mrs. George C. Gibson left Thurs
ay morr . for Columbia to remain
t the Columbia hospital with George,
r, until the doctors permit his re
aoval to Winnsboro.
Miss Henrietta Thompson, daugh
er of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Thomp
on, who has been attending school in
tlanta, Ga., returned home Monday
Monday afternoon a group of jun
yr Scouts were taken by Scoutmaster
ibson in his car to a lovely camping
ite where the boys spent the after
oon and evening. Supper was pre
red over a glowing camp fire. Those
oing were Cole Windhamn, Paul Wil
on, Tom Stanley, J. D. Lokey and
There will be a ball game on the
>cal diamond Saturday afternoon.
'he Columbia Mills team will give
he local team a return game on that
ate. On the last meeting of these
Connund on last page.)
THE WHOLE STATE
Columbia. - County commissioneri
law makers, and representative citi
zens of Richland and Calhoun coun
ties assembled at Bates ferry To dis
cuss plans for the construction of a
steel bridge over the river at tha fcrry
and to devise the ways .nd mans o1
defraying the cost. Enthusiastic mer
paved the way for an early start and
the prospects are bright for the erec
tion of a toll bridge to be constructeJ
by the two counties.
Richland county representatives al
the meeting indorsdd the project and
a majority of the delegates adopted a
resolution pledging Richland county
to build approaches if Calhoun county
agreed to the same proposition, the
cost to be prorated according to the
taxable assessement. Coun y cciamis.
sioners are to fix toll charges accord
ing to plans and each county iwll get
their share of the receipts until the
total cost is refunded. It is th-n that
the bridge will be thrown open to th.
public and declared a free crossing.
Calhoun county officials are to give
the project immediate consideration.
Columblans attending the meeting
are enthusiastic over the prospeqt foi
a substantial bridge at Bates ferry
Travelers going to St. Matthews
Orangeburg, Branchville and Charles
ton may taie the Bluff road to Bates
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
which was organized In May, 1917. has
resumed business, and applicationE
for loans aggregating about $55,00C
have been received and passed upox
by the board of directors, and a gov
ernment appraiser is expected tc
reach Fort Mill In o short while to ap
praise the lands on which mortgages
are to be given to secure loans.
Columbia.-W. L. Edwards, oil land
dealer, was released from the New
berry Jail the .warrant against him be
Ing withdrawn. He returned to Co
lumbia In the afternoon. Sheriff Can
non Blease said over the telephone
that all matters regarding Edwards al
Newberry had been "satisfactorily set
tlea to all parties concerned.
York.-Hundreds of acres of cottom
around York have been planted over
within the last few days, the farmers
despairing of the seed coming up that
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 made for Greenville coun
ty when, just 72 hours after he fired
the shot which killed City Policema!
George S. Burroughs. William Thomp
son, negro, was fouind guilty of mum
der in the sessions court and sentenc
ed to die in the electric chair at Co
lumbia May 27.
Rock Hill. Fifty votes were cast in
the election on the charter amend
ment increasing the number of coun
cilmen from three to five and provid
ing for the election of the mayor by
the people. Thirty-eIght voted for
the change and 12 against. Many were
disqualified by non-payment of taxes.
Hartsville.-Hartsville was shocked
to receive the news that A. D. Thomas
and cousin Hiallie Thomas were
drowned when a boat capsized on
Efforts to find the bodies have so
far proved fruitless.
Seed Shipments Held Up.
Clemson College.-Shippers of cot
ton seed, seed cotton, and cotton-seed
hulls, who desire to ship such prod
ucts into the state of Mississippi, are
warned that several shipments fromz
South Carolina into Mississippi have
been held up recently due to faliure
to comply with the renurements of
the Mississippi State Plant Board,
says Prof. A. F. Conradi, entomolo
gist for the South Carolina State Croi
Pest Commission. The Mississippi
plant board is continuing the plani
quarantine adopted in 1920.,
Pilgrimage to Home Orphanage.
York-Favored by the blue ski
and brilliant sunshine of ai ideal
spring day, the pilgrimage of Episco
palans to the Church Honme orphan
age here was an unqualfied success.
With upward of 500 persons froms
points away from York in attendance
an open air service on the grounds in
the morning was conducted by the
Rev. Kirkmnan G. Finlay, bishop coad
jutor and addressen in the afternoon
by Blr~hep' Finlay, Christie Benet, Au
gust W. Smith, W. B. Moore and Wik
hm 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. Tie
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 of
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 run for finan
cial profit there is a temptation to
yield to the popular demand whether
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. Chief
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 sentiment
of the community. It is the only cen
sorship that should be with a free
people. The molders of sentiment
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 want, but will never
have what they do not go after. We
want to see the pictures made helpful
rather than 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 much to expect and it .is not
right that we should expect a few in..
dividuals to hecome guarantors for
these things that make for common
The published book is often the
product of a ripe mind and should
Sgive thought in its beste 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
much 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 them, 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 pape'rs 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 for
One or more magazines may beco'ne
a member of this reading circle. 'n
this way the reading room can be es-.
tablished and really at no greater
cost than we are now paying for
Sucha re some of the things we may
U D. C. DINNER
On Saturday, May 15th, the John
Bratton Chapter, Daughters of the
Confederacy, gave their annual' din
ner for the surviving veterans of
Fairfield county. The occasion was
inspiring. The Daughnters with lov
ing hands had attended to every de
tail. Nothi 0; that eculd show their
love and admiration for the veterans
was left undone. The room in the
Community Buiiding where the din
ner was served was made beautiful
with spring flowers, 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, assumed 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 extended
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
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 sons and
grandsons of the men who made up
the armies of General Robert E. Lee,
and we need to know the deeds of
those men in such fashion as wounr
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!"
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 im
pression, so she stopped at the shoe
shining establishment to have her
shoes polished, which shoes, by the
way, were a little too small and
They pinched even worse gfter 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 hand down to her foot,
loosen the shoe and slip it off her foot.
Just as that performance was ended
the waiter arrived with the dinner and
she straightened up to get ready for it.
She reached for her enapkin and hor
rors! The inside of her hand was as
black as could be. The shoe polish
had not yet dried. Worse and worse!
Her friend noticed her hand.
There w.~as nothing to do but explain 4
the situatign, which she did in a very
amusing way. But she vows' steadily
that she will never again wear tight
shoes when going out to dinner.-Indi
anapolis News. --
Beards and Politics.
It is surely more than a coincidence
that whiskered statesmen hold high
positions in many lands, writes a cor
respondent. Simultaneously with the
appointment of Charles Evans Hughes
as secretary of state in the U. S. A.
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 an
tipodes. 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, while the smooth-shaven Keren
sky is not merely out, but outside.
Venizelos, they say, was never so pop
ular as since his withdrawal, and the
Italian press insists that when he
makes a move Constantine is doomed.
His is the finest beard in Europe, as'
Mr. Shaw will admit-Montreal Her
have. Persistent concerted effort
will get them. Success hinges upon
the number who will become helpers.
No one man nor set of men can make
the character of a community. t
must be a community effort.