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ESTABLISHED 1844 WINNSBORO, S. C., JUNE 3rd, 1921.
-Miss Ethel Simpson, of Lakeview,
spent last week..end with Miss Marie
Jones. and Mrs. Thomas Wilds mo
tored to Camden Monday to visit
Mr. and Mrs. Wheeler Thomas.
Mr Ellison Wilds, who holds a
responsible position with the Cotton
and Grain Exchange in Newberry,
spent the p#ek-end with home folks.
Miss Cora Raines, who has been
teaching in the Lynchburg graded
school, Lee county, is on an extended
visit to her aunt, Mrs. Tom Smith.
Mrs. Herbert Smith and children
have returned from a visit to Bates
The Longtown graded school closed
a very successful term last Friday.
Miss Mayme Broadwater, the Prin
cipal, has returned to her home near
Mrs. Thos. Wilds left last Thurs
day to attend the short course at
Winthrop College for Club Women
and Girls of the state.
Miss Beckie Coleman returned to
her home Saturday, after teaching
in Olympia graded school.
Miss Mae Allen came home Friday
from Winthrip College.
Mr. John B. Wright came home last
week from Wofford fitting school.
Mr. and Mrs. W. Y. Coleman at
tended the commencement at Win
throp College, where their youngest
daughter, Miss Nancy McConnell,
was a member of the graduating
class. Miss Nancy is the fourth
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Coleman
to graduate at Winthrop College.
Mr. R. C. Coleman was in Colum
3s. J. A. Meetz spent a part
last week in Peak with her sister.
Mrs. C. W. Faucettee and Miss
Mary Faucette were in Columbia last
Mrs. L. D. Coleman -rl little
"Pete" spent the week-end ath Mrs.
W. S. Blair at Strother.
Mrs. D. P. Crosby and little daugh
ter, Lucille Myers, have returned
home after spending some time in
Chester with Mrs. S. Q. Myers.
Mr. and Mrs. V. H. Kittles and
Sons Billie and Hugh. of Campobello,
are with Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Wright.
Mrs M. D. Ogburn and Marion Jr.,
are visiting Mrs. C. W. Faucette.
Mrs. J. W. Calvin and chilcren,
and Mrs. Meador, of Badhamn, were
the guests of Mr. and Mrs. M. D.
C. Calvin the past ten days.
Mr. J. W. Coleman, who has spent
the vwinter in Florida, came Monday
to spend the summer with his daugh..
ter, Mrs. J. R. Shelton.
The Wateree school closed a most
successful session May 29th.
This school is small, but a few of
the patrons have resolved to make
*it rank with the best. Our efficient
teacher, Miss Mayme Crawford, de
serves great credit for the program
presented on the night of the closing
of the school.
The pupils acted their parts with
honor to themselves. It is marvelous
how well Miss Crawford trained
these children, and that, without los
ing a single recitation.
The following program was ren
Song, by School-"'Neath the Oak
of Our Old Wateree."
"How to be Sweet"-Lizzie Belle
Lattow and James C. Isenhower.
"A Little Boy's Thoughts"-Thos.
"Nobody Knows, But Mother"
No Kiss"-Lizzie Belle Lathon.
Flower Drill-Carolyn Johnston,
Pearl McCaston, Rosa May McCas
ton and Lorina Gladden.
"Which Loved Best"-Luther Daw
kins Wilbur Gladden and Thomas
"A Very Naughty Girl's View of
"Somebody's Mother'-Nannlie La
"terie Between the School Di
retr n aio"-Carl Lathor.,
Beaty Lathon tnd James Cunning
"A Little Boys Speech"-James
Song, "Farewell"-by School.
After this entertaining program
was rendered by the school children,
a play "Sweet Family," was given
by local talent. This play added imi
mensely to the amusement -of the
evening. Our thanks are due Mrs.
Hanahan Wylie, largely, for this
play. Prof. Patton was then intro
duced* and gave an instructive ad
dress. Come again Mr. Editor, we
promise you something better next
year and will see that you are on the
Mrs. R. M. Crawford, of Chester,
spent the weekend with her mother,
Miss Mayme Crawford, at the close
of her school, returned to her
home in Chester. We hope to have
her back next fall.
After an extended visit to Liberty
and Camden, Mrs. Cureton has re
turned to her daughter's, Mrs. W.
Quite a number of yowng people
attended the moonlight piceile aL Mrs.
W. H. Lewis' Friday night.
Mr. Maxcy Young visited relative.
at Hickory Ridge Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. McIntosh and son.
Albert, and niece, Miss Helen Macn
in, attended the B. Y. P. U. in Winns
boro Sunday afternoon, and also at
tended services at the Episcopal
Mr. Joe Chappel, of Jenkinsville,
spent Sunday in Rion.
Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Keller have re
turned to Union, S. C., after spend
ing somes.teWit _r 34.l T.
Mr. Wesley Rutland, of Columbia,
spent the week-end at home.
Mrs. Jane Hayes visited Mrs. J. D.
Miss Alice Mae Ashford, of Bethel,
visited Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Ashford
Miss Ruth Mackin, of Columbia,
spent the week-end with her mother,
Mrs. W. F. Mackin.
Mrs. Nelson and children, accomna
nied by Mis Eliza Nelson, of Simp
son, S. C.. visited Mrs. Broom Sun
Mr. and Mrs. S. R. Rutland, Jr.,
f Columbia, visited the community
Mr. J. L. McQueen motored to Co
lumbia Saturday evening.
Behel is now in the grip of the
great Christian Educational move
ment. The membership has been di
vided and put in charge of various
captains and teams, and we believe
great interest will be manifested in
this worthy cause.
Prof essor Parker's family have
gone to Lancaster to spend some
time with relatives.
The Kinardi children, of Columbia,
spent the past week end with Mr.
and Mrs. 0. C. Couthen.
Miss Rebecct Robinson is at home
for the vacation.
Mr. Fred Dubard, of Columbia, wvas
a visitor in the community Sunday
Miss Marion aud Clyde Trapp, of
Columbia were visitors in the comn
Mrs. Mtttie Smith, of Columbia,
spent part of last week with Mrs. A.
Little Robert and James Peok, of
Lykesland, were the attractive little
guests of Mrs. S. H. Gibson.
Misses Helen Robinson and Sarah
Brooks are at home from Lander.
Miss Agnes Ruff is at home again,
after an extended stay in Greenwood.
Mis Lillian Leituer came home this
week from Columbia College.
Crops are beginning to grow nicely
now, and if the Richland county boll
weevil don't come into Fairfield coun
ty and eat up the plants before the
boll come, maybe we will make some
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NEWS FROM THE
School closes this (Friday) after.
noon, with appropriate exercises. ix
the hall. Of course the children are
All sorry and the teachers too. Stil
the best of friends must part, and the
hardest workers must of necessi
take a vacation. The school yeai
has been the most successful in the
history of the community. With i
splendid staff of consecrated, efficien1
teachers the work has gone forwarc
with ever increasing satisfaction.
There is a splendid spirit of faith.
fulness developed in the children,
We should be very grateful to the
teachers who have done so much foi
the community. This developmeni
is a harbinger of yet greater thingi
in the future.
The Mayor and Council held a verS
interesting meeting Monday after.
noon, the 30th. A number of case
of community interest were present.
ed. This body represents the spirit
of the people and they believe thai
the very large majority of our peoplt
are law..abiding, peace-loving citizstm
and they are eager to see our villa'
100 per cent. strong along all lips
of development and progress andtc
see them fall in line 100 per cent,
strong to protect our homes and de
children from the dangers t
threaten from the outside and
within. Every parent and every
and woman capable of thinking rq
aught to have their righteous in&*
,ation aroused when the sanctity-Ad
our village is desecrated by fbt
leggers, who unload whiskey on
village, or by a small minority
within who consume this hell
water, or in any other way insis
tramping upon the rights and de
)f good people. One gambler.
lead. dozens beyond the reach of,
3r arent. ,
and suffering for the whole commu.
nity. For the community's reputa.
tion as a whole usually isn't muel
better than the reputation -.f its boot
legger's and gamblers and those wh<
insist on being crooked. Are yoi
doing your part to help build a rea
clean, happy community? Our streets
our homes and our mill are clear
and beautiful. This, however, is th4
"Outside of the cup." Let us see t<
it that the bodies, minds and hearts o:
our people are right. Then we shal
have occasion, indeed, to rejoice
This is the "Inside of the cup."
Revival services of the Methodis
church continued through Wednesda3
night of this week. Rev. Mr. Gulp
who preached all of !ast week, stir.
red the hearts of our people. Quita
a number have shown interest in th<
meetings. A number have been re
newed and some have been recein
for membership in the church on pro
fession of faith. The local pastor:
in the village are dloing the preach.
ing this week.
On Friday and Saturday of thi:
week the weather permitting thz
faithful crew of road workers, em.
ployees of the mill, will 'finish top
soiling the mill village streets. This
wyork has certainly added to th<
beauty of the village.
Miss M. Pearle Cook, who has bee1
in Paris, France, at the head of one
of the Red Cross departments for the
past three years, arrived in Winns
boro Wednesday morning for an ex
tene visit to her niece, Mrs. Gec
Mr~ and Mrs. G. H. Lokey an
family motored to Clinton, S. C.
lst Thursday and spent the week
?nd with Mr. Lokey's parents. The:
returned Sunday evening bringin
with them Mr. Lokey's mother and
ittle niece for an extended visit.
Mr. B. R. Payseur, who for th
past four years has been master me
chanic in our shop, has resigned hi
position and moved Wednesday t
Kings Mountain, N. C., where h
will make his future home.
Mr. Rudolph Johnstone, who ha
been in school at Ga...Tech. in At
lanta, arrived home Saturday las
for his vacation.
The ball team journeyed to Cam
den last Saturday, backed by a larg
number of loyal friends and hooke<
up with the Hermitage Mills team
The game was lost by a one..side<
sore. While not claiming any alibi
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Rock Hill, May 31.-With the pre
sentation of diplomas to the gradu
ates and certificates to the young
women completing special courses,
numbering 250 students, and the an
nuncement of distinctions, scholar
ship awards, the Winthrop college
commencement for 1921 came to an
The exercises began in the main
audorium at 8 o'clock and every
avai ble seat was taken long before
the organ sounded for the entrance
of the officials and graduates. Re
versing the long followed/ custom,
the entire faculty had seats on the
stage, while the graduates were seat..
ed in the central section of the audi
torium. From the auditorium the
seniors and certificate students in
turn ater marched across the front
of the stage to receive from the
hands :i President Johnson the scroll
on which was emblazoned the fact
that they had completed the pre
scribed course of study at the South
Carolina college for young women.
Seatd on the rostrum, in addition to
Priident Johnson, Governor Cooper
and members of the board of trus
were a number of the minis
ters of the city.
.Appealing that they go forth with
the 4efinite purpose to make this a
giapr state and that they seek to
imp the advantage accruing from
r cometion of their course of study
i1 others may be prepared to grasp
tj- opportunity to serve, Governor
Oliper tonight made an eloquent ad
ads before the graduates.
ss eValeria Blair, who has been
visit to relatives in Clinton, has
B.. Frazier - has returned:
Louis, o., M6 Are
Asse y of the Presbyterian church.
Mr. Edward Blair, who has been
on a visit to relatives for several
days leaves for Spartanburg on
Thurday to .ttend the graduating
exercies of the Senior class of Wof
ford College of wh:h class he is a
Miss Mary Knowlton Blair, who
has bee,, a student at Chicora Col
lege the past year, has returned home
for the summer vacation.
Fiends of Mr. J. N. Owens will
b. .corry to know that he is confined
to his home with typhold fever.
L iie Gene Ovens. who has been
seruur.ly ill for somae time past, is
* ls Mary Fee, who has been in
Jteksonville, Fla.. for~ some time, re
iured to her home near Blair on
account of the lness of her father.
Mr. L. R. Fee.
Rev. D. A. Swicord was the week
end guest in the home of Mrs. L. E.
Mr. A. HI. McWhirter, of .Jonies
ville. was the week-end guest ir the~
home of Mr. L. M. Blair.
Mrs B. A. Suber, Mrs. ~. M.
Blair, Mrs.1J. B. Fraizer, Mrs. Wil
imh-u Misses Valeria Bertha'rae
a P! Fnces Blair. Messr. J. B. Ir
zier, L. M. Blair. T. B. Willingham,
Lawr ece Andrew. . W. and Fraz
ie. Elair, Rland and Thomps Parnell
at!er'd the funeral services of Mr.
T C F.w-ir in Columbia on Tuiesday.
Mr. J B. Frazier. Jr.. left for
Savm nalb, Ga., on Sunday on accouit
of the, illness and death of Mr. Tr. 0.
We are having weekly visits fronm
Dr 1Hanilton and Misses Clements
an i Gossett, as nearly all in the im
nc/ite- community are taking inoc
uh ior against typhoid.
Mr and Mrs. J. D. Blair and Mr.
W. B. Pearson of Rock Creek com
munity attended the funeral services
of Mr. T. 0. Blair in Columbia on
COMMUNITY HOUSB PROGRAM.
Saturday 8 n. m.-Dorothy Dalton
-in "The Jungle Child." A story of
a wild Spanish girl married to a
modern New Yorker. Be sure and
see it. No matinee.
A two reel Hank Man comedy. A
good old slapstick comedy. Plenty
-Iof jazz; also a five reel picture.
COUNTY BOARD HEARS
PETITION FROM SALEM.
On Tuesday afternoon the county
board of education heard the peti
tion of certain patrons of school dis
trict No. 25, asking that the con
solidation of that district with No.
15 be dissolved.
After hearing arguments from both
sides of the case, the board ruled
that the two districts remain consol
DEATH OF MRS. ESTES.
On October the 4th, 1882, Mrs.
Blaniche Ru5' Estes was born; she
died at Chester, S. C. May 30th,
1921. Mrs. Estes has teen a patient
sufferer for a number of years. She
was of a cheerful and gracious dis
Osiion in spite of her broken health.
A serious operation at a hospital in
Chester proved too great a shock for
Mrs. Estes had been a consistent
member of the Methodist Episcopal
Church, South, ever since childhood.
She was a devoted wife, a tender,
and considerate mother. Her children
were her jewels.
Impressive funeral services were
-onducted at eleven o'clock Wednes
v morning at the Winnsboro
Methodist church by the Rev. John
D. Holler. Her body sleeps in the
Methodist cemetery. She leaves a
devoted husband who did everything
possible for his wife's health and
onfort; two children, Katherine
and William Mills. Jr.. father an
mother, Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Ruff; a
sister Mrs. Robert Mebane, a broth.
er, Thomas W., Jr., and a host of
sorrowing friends who wonder at a
Providence that so suddenly snatches
this beloved one from their midst.
SHORT COURSE FOR HOME
for Home Demlmem
bers will be held at , throp College
June 3-9, inclusive. Five women and
five girls are selected from the vari
ous home demonstration clubs of each
county as delegates to this short
course. These members are select
ed on account of their good work and
leadership in their communities. Ful
ly 400 women and girls are expected
to be present to enjoy the many dem
onstrations and lectures.
The general theme of the program
this yepr will be "Live at Home" and
"Make Money at Home". Included
in this program will be the utiliza
tion of the home products, both as a
means of sustenance and of making
money at home. Prominent dem-:n
strators and lecturers from all parts
of the state will handle these sub
jects. The State home demonstra
tion force. in co-.operation with
Winthrop College, is sparing neither
time nor expense to make the short
course intresting and profitable to
A' special feature for the girls in
attendance will be the daily health
proram. in charge of Miss Martl'a
Dinwiddie, of the U. S. Bureau of
Education. The supervised recrea
tion will also be an important part
of the course and will be in charge of
a trained physical director.
Indicationls are that the 1921 IHome
Demonstration Short. Course will be
the best that has ever been held in
The following have been selected as
delegates fom Fairfield County:
Women-Mrs. T. H, Wells, Miss
Jannette Patrick, Mrs. W. J. Lem
mon Mrs. J. L. Batterree, Mrs. Ar
chie 'Young. Girls-Miss Edna Tur
ner, Miss Nell Clark, Miss Inez
Douglass, Miss Emma May Young,
Miss Louise Turner.
THURSDAY BRIDGE CLUB.
Mrs. J. Morris Lyles was hostess
this week to the Thursday Bridge
Club. The halls, living room and
dining room were beautifully decor
ated with marigolds, sweet peas, dah-.
ias and nasturtiums. After two hours
of bridge it was found that Miss
V'loride Martin held the hi-rhPet
Mrs. George Rion assisted Mrs.
Lyles in serving sherbet and sand..
Three tables of players enjoyed
Ms T.yre hopitality.
AT MOUNT ZION
The superintendent, teachers and
pupils of Mt. Zion Institute are to
be congratulated on the success of
the class day exercises which took
place in the Community building on
Thursday evening at 8:30.
The following was the program:
Flying Song-Graded school.
Sketch of Mt. Zion-Louise Hamil.
History of Fairfield Courty-Jack
Roll Call-Merrill Turner.
Class History-Lizzie Clark.
Class Prophecy-Rebekah Maefle.
Clock Song-Sixth and seventh
. Character Sketches - Katherine
Class Will-Joe Elliott.
Class Poem-Robert Jennings.
Birdie's Lullaby-The Graduating
DEATH OF MR. T. O. FLAIR.
Thos. 0. Blair. who departed this
life in the Savangjah, Ga.. Hospital.
was born at Blairs in Fairfield coun.
ty, June 10. 1881. He grew to voung
manhood amidst the scenes of his.
toric old Fairfield. In 1900 he came
to Columbia as cashier for the
Southern Express Coni4any. which
nosition he held for ten years. Be
signing ijj 10101 e returned to.-Bair -
erate a laree einnery and was? in
terested in farming.
Tn 1919 h, accented the position
n b-ook-keeper and manage-r of the
Aqnt Fish Cornnany of Savannah.
Ca.. which nosition he held at the
tim. of his death.
Hiq illness was of short duration,
he was onerated -n for acute -aopen.
dicitis on Thura-ly !,-- died in the
hosnital May 29th. He was laid to
rest in Elmwood cemetery, Calum.
bin. May 31. 1921.
Mr. Blair was married to 1Miss
(lair- M. Wheeler, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs, .T. I. Wheeler of Clumbia.
February 27. 1907.
Mr Rlair leaves a wife and many
warmv friends who will greatly miss
DEATH OF A CHILD.
The friends of Mr. and Mrs. V.
H. Kettles, of Campobello. will sym
nathize with them in the daath o+'
their daughter. Little Betty. who died
of colitis in the Steedly hospital at
Spartanbiirg on the Eth of May.
aged twenty-one months
Little Betty, as she was familiar-.
ly called. was a sweet child and had
many friends who are deenlv grieved
to learn of her death.
The body was brought to Shelton,
thenc9 to Cool Branch church where
burial services were held at 2:33
Sunday aftern'oon. conducted by the
pastor. Rev. E. D. Wells.
The large attendance and the beau
tiful floral offerings which banked ner
grave were testimony of the large
r.1ace she held in the affections of
Besides her father and mother, the
is survived by two brothers, Master
Billy Kettles and Master Hugh Ket..
1.eede June 1, 1921.
FREE PICTURES FOR SCHOOL
CHILDREN AND PUBLIC
Manager Stewart is using every ef
fort to make the Community Theatre
something worh while. His pictures
are always among the very best
are not merely to amuse, but are in-.
structive as well.
On Wednesday night he gave a
free show, using the official films of
the State Department of Education,