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THfIE N!WS .PAND HERLD
ESTABLISHED 1844 WINNSBORO, S. 1C., SE 'EMER 22.V
FAIRFIELD COUNTY NEWS
Our school opened on Monday witl
a good attendance.
Miss Sallie Crawford Ua.s returned
to our village after an extended vis
it to relations near Winnsboro.
Mrs. Carlisle Smith and children,
of Columbia, are spending the week
with Mrs. E. E. Roberts.
Misses Lizzie and Margaret Inpo
recently visited Mr. and Mrs. J. D.
Mss Mattie Ruff has returned
from a very pleasant visit to Colum
~ Miss Marion Kirkland left for .her
home in Norfolk, Virginia, recently.
Mrs. C. H. Burley, W 'J. Burley
and Mr. Ravenal Shedd motored to
Columbia on Wednesday.
Miss "Pinkie" Gelston, of Colum
bia, is vsiiting relations here.
Little Irene Roberts visited Mr.
and Mrs. E. E. Roberts last week.
Mr. George Shedd has accepted a
position in Winnsboro.
Mr. Earle Reynolds, of Jackson
ville, Florida, is visiting Mr. and Mrs.
C. B. Rabb. His family has been
here for some time.
Mrs. Fellers has returned to New
berry after spending several days
with her duaghter, Mrs. S. T. Bur
Qur young people enjoyed a social
at the home of Mr. Guss McMeekin
Several of our college boys and
girls are soon to -leave.
-Mr. Frankmn McMeekin has gone
to Clemson. This is his last year.
!as gone~t toi
b*ere he will teach agai
Miss Ines Doug wshington
,is vis'i r grand-mother,
Alyse Yarborough left Sat
urday for Campbello, where she will
be a member of the faculty of the
graded school of that place.
Cadets Silas McMeekin, Douglass
and Walker Chappell have returned
to Clemson Coljege.
Mrs. John McKissick, of Greenwood,
who recently visited her mother, Mrs.
J. S. Swygert, has returned home. -
Mr. D. G. Yarborough spent last
Saturday in Columbia.
The Jenkinsville School opened
Monday morning with Prof. F. S.
P'arker in charge. Miss Funderburk
wilassist in the high school depart
~"ment. Miss Lois Chappell again has
the intermediate department and Mrs.
Vivian Jeter the primary department.
Rev. J. P. Isenhower preached a
splendid sermon to our unusually
large congregation Sunday afternoon
at the Baptist church. After the ser
mon the ordinance of baptism was
administered to five of our young
*Work is going forward steadily on
our new road. It is quite a step for
ward for our community, and a cred
it to the ones who projected the. move
Mrs. C. B. Douglass, Miss Sallie
Chappell and Messrs Douglass and
Walker Chappell rpent Saturday in
Mr. S. F. Castles was a visitor in
Mr. and Mrs. Sam McCormick and
children, of Pulaska, Florida, have
returned home after visiting their
father, Mr. C. S. Ford.
*Miss Carrie Cooper, of Mayesville,
has returned home after spending the
month of August at the home of Mr.
C. S. Ford.
Mr. J. E. Higgins has moved to his
mother's, Mrs. Sallie Higgins, of
Miss Hessie Witherspoon has re
turned to Spartanburg to take up her
work of nursing after a 10 days va
cation with 'her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
R. H. Witherspoon.
Mr. Silas Gladden and family will
move into Mr. J. E. Higgins house in
Mr. Claud Gladden and family will
move nearer to the village to send
their childrnen toschol.
CORPS OF CORRESPONDENTS
Mr. J. D. Grady has arrived home
from Camp McClellan, of Anniston,
Alabama, after a six weeks stay.
Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Keistlers' little
girl was seriously hurt and their
friends wish for her to soon be re
stored to health.
Mr. William Gladden and his child
rens friends sympathize greatly with
them in the death of wife and mother.
She was buried at Bethesda, with a
large crowd of friends and relatives
to show their respect.
About fifty sportsmen met at Mit
ford and opened the season with a
fox chase, but without any success.
Messrs W. M. Campbell and Jack
Long, 6f Columbia, spent the week
end at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. H. D. Brice, of Atlanta, spent
a few days with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. W. Brice.
Mr. E. U. Brice spent last Thurs
day in Columbia.
Mrs. V. W. Cole has returned to
her home, Darlington, S. C. After
an-extendpd visit to her brother, Mrs.
C. L. Smith.
Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Lyles and family
returned home. Monday from New
berry where they spent a few days
Miss Mary Lewis, from Woodward,
spent a few days here last week with
Mr. W. R. Smith is home from Au
Miss Marie Anna Camak from
Spartanburg is spending awhile-with
Mrs. A. M. Blair.
;Iiss IIn f Lgoff, is here
a w stay in Union.
Miss Daisy Miller, of York, visited
Mrs. J. D. Lyles, Jr., last week.
Mrs. George Ruff and children, of
Greenwood, are visiting Mrs. D. Q
Dr. and Mrs. C. L. Brooks, of Co
lumbia, visited Mrs. J. P. Brooks this
Miss Frances Blair spent several
days last week with Miss Clyde Cole
Mrs. Robert Scales and family have
returned to their home in Greenville.
Miss Mary Blair gave a party on
Friday night in honor of her guest,
Miss Cleone McMeekin. The young
people reported a most delightful
SMr. Lawrence Blair motored to
Cades for the week-end.
Mr. \Willie Blair has returned to
Clemson College. We hate to give
up our young people but we realize
their time for play has about ended,
and they must settle down to work
Mrs. B. D. Crowder and Mrs. Sal
lie Feaster have returned after spend
ing awhile with relatives in Colum
Mrs. John Blackburn and child
ren have returned to their h-amne in
Georgia after spending the summer
with their aunt, Mrs. J. B. F~razier,
Mrs. L. M. Blair was a visitor in
Winnsboro last Wednesday.
Mrs. Jessie Sparks and mother
have returned to their home in Clin
Mrs. Lala Blair was a visitor in
Shelton last week.
This is fine weather for gathering
crops and the farmers are taking ad
vantage of it.
Miss Medrew Francis and Mrs. Sara
Roach and little daughter, Sara, of
Columbia are visiting relatives here.
Mrs. Irene McDonald and children
spent Wednesday in Chester.
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Black and little
daughter, Estell, of Rocky Creek,
spent Tuesday night with their par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Black.
Miss Bell Dawkins is spending the
week-end with relatives in Rock Hill.
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AUSPICIOUS OPENING OF
The opening exercises of Green
brier High School were held Mon
day. About two hundred people, in
cluding pupils, gathered for the. oc
casion which was celebrated with an
The meeting was called to order
at ten o'clock by Mr. S. F. Castles,
of the board of trustees. He intro
duced Rev. R. E. Sharpe, who open
ed the meting with prayer. Mr. B.
H. Heyward, chairman of the board I
of trustees, then stated the object of
the special meeting. He said that
the patrons and friends of the school
had been invited io the opening so
that they might hear the announce
ment that Greenbrier is now a full
centralized high school, and that its
work would cover all studies from the
first through the standard eleventh
grade. This announcement was re
ceived with tremendous applause. He
further told of the efforts which had
been made to accomplish this and
.what the patrons must do to main
tain this rating, and secure state aid.
He was followed on the program
by Mr. J. L Brice, county superin
tendent of education, who congratu
lated Greenbrier on being the fourth
high school in the county. Mr. Brice
complimented the district on having
such a board of trustees who in spite
of difficulties and obstacles, had per
severed and made the: high school
possible. He further discussed the
advantage of the pupils being able
to secure a higher education in the
enviroment in which they are to live,
that in this agricultural section, with
the centralized high school right at
their homes, the pupils may be edu
cated further into their life work in
stead of having to go away and be
come educated away from #. He
spoke- of the further possilfbties of
these schools gr ienmuni
along with -that on4 miust learn the
lesson of citizenship; that one must
assimilate a respect for authority and
the law. Whether we personally like
the working' of A law or not, we as
citizens must uphold the law.
Mr. J. H. Shealy, the new princi
pal of the school, next addressed the
audience, directing his remarks most
ly to the children, stating what would
be the policy for the coming year.
He said the pupils would be expected
to work, and that slipshod. work would
not be permitted.
The Rev. W. P. Peyton, rector of
the Episcopal church at Winnsboro,
pronounced the benediction.
The program was interspersed with~
singing by the entire audience.
Following this the children were
dismissed and the trustees and pat
rons had an informal meeting, at
which time the chairman of the board
~told the patrons what would be ex
pected of them irt the way of co-oper
ation- in order for the school to at
tain its highest efficiency. At the
conclusion of his remarks Mr. W. E.
Stewart read a resolution thanking
the board an'd especially Mr. Hey
ward, the chairman, for their activi-1
ties, and pledging the support of the
patrons in all the decisions of the
board for the betterment of the
From the indications at its open- ~
ing, Greenbrier high school will.
achieve great results this year.
RAIN WARNINGS SAVE GROW- r
ERS OF RAISINS FROM BIG LOSS.
In the great raisin grape growing
district of central California the dry- e
ing is (done in trays in the open air.
Great loss would result if rain should e
fall on the partially dried fruit; hence I
when rain is expected the information
is immediately spread throughout the,
valley by telephone and telegraph, e
andl every available person is set tot
stacking the trays. Even the schools g
may be closed and the children press
ed into service, and woe betide the a
unfortunate tramp caught in the dis
trict, who has a disinclination to be- c
ome acquainted with work. This
is another instance indicative of thet
valuable instance rendered by the
Weather Bureau of the United States a
Department of Agriculture in warn
ing fruit growers against possible a
Begin advertising now for the big*
bsiness this fal
WEEKLY NEWS FROM
TH1Ei WIAASBOHO MILLS
This Correspondent was out camp
ing last week with the boy's club and
too busy to write any news for this
There were fifteen boys in the en
campment last week at Raines' Pond,
Blythewoo4 S. C. The weather was
ideal-the :wa was fine-hiking
was good uand the boys had a royal
good time." Only one boy got home
sick and itijs rumored that his disease
was brou**t on by meditating too
much on an initiation that the boys
had in store for this tenderfoot. This
tenderfoot t opined that his mother
was missigg him terribly and con
cluded that he had better get home
before mother became sick with
worry. But the Scoutmaster believed
that tenderfoot needed several days
seasoning so -he-kept him at camp
until the .time for all to break for
b6me. of the boys who are not
already pert cooks were initiated
Into the 'sine arts. After a day or
two eac ad prepared his own meals
ccordingto his tastes. One of the
Jelicacies were found around the
pond. Ok Friday the boys from
Blythewood came down to camp for
a ball game. Owing to the rough
:iamond the "Campers" asked that
a game of indoor ball be played. The
)oys from Blythewood declared that
hey had never played ball in the
louse before and did not care to be
:ome effiminate at this age. After
xplaining the game however the
'Campers" got the boys lined up for
i game. The contest was hotly con
seted and closely played. The score
,as tied for the first six inning 4 to4.
n the seventh however, Sentell came
o bat witp the bases loaded. He
anded on one for a home run and
le sacks. This. hit might
my "eld to two bases had not
gotten his trbusers
The boys fy ey
again next summer.
Mrs. J. D. Lokey, Sr., and grand
children, Misses Thelma and Helen
Logan and Margaret Lokey, who
have been spending a few days with
Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Lokey, returned
to their home in Clinton Saturday
Miss Mary Lokey and Master J. D.
Lokey, Jr.,. are in Clinton, S. C., on
a visit to their grand-mother, Mrs.
J. D. Lokey, Sr.
Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Lokey motor
adl to Columbia Saturday afternoon.
Mr. Herbert Fleming, of Abbeville,
K. C., is on a visit to Mr. and Mrs.
3. H. Lokey.
Mr. and Mrs H. A. Hadaway and
amily left in their car Monday morn
ng for Atlanta and other points in
3eorgia where they will spend their
Mr. and Mrs. 0. L. Knight and fain
ly who have been residing at Great
~alls have returned to our villiage
o make it their home. This is a
ery worthy family and we are de
ighted to have them back as neigh
rs. They residle at 902.
Mr. Willie Reynolds was taken to
he Baptist Hospital in -Columbia,
Vednesday of last week, where he
nderwvent an operation for appendi
Mr. and Mrs. John Ingle and fain
y who have been spending their va
ation in Augusta and Orangeburg,
etuined home last Saturday.
The Baptist Church won a five pas
enger Overland touring car in the
hero Cola advertising campaign sev
ral weeks ago. This car is for sale
t a great reducti'on for cash. It is
guipped with extra tires and bum
er and tools. Phone or write to
ev. Geo. C. Gibson, if interested.
A new volley ball court has been
ympleted on the athletic field and
1e boys and men are crowding the
rounds - each evening after work
ours. A large number of spectators
re on hand to wath the game.
Rev, and Mrs. G. C. Gibson and
ildren and Mrs. Gibsons mother,1
[rs. Ida Cook, spent several days
iis week at Brevard, N. C.
Mr. hill Verner left Saturday fo'r
two weeks vacation. While away
Cr. Verner will take unto himself I
wife. They will make their homei
ith us. We shall welcome the new
ss of the Verner household. Mr.
COMPREHENSIVE REPORT 4
To Hon. James E. Peurifoy, Presiding
From a partial examination of the
white schools throughout the County
they appear to be in excellent con
dition, and far above the average
throughout the State. With com
mendable zeal the various school of
ficials, with the hearty cooperation
of the people generally have grad
ually built up the schools in a man
ner that reflects great credit upon
the County and her citizens.
'Practically all of the schools are
on 'a cash basis and -'ning nine
months each scholastic year and all
teachers paid fairly good salaries.
The schools (with the exception of the
constitutional 3 mills levy, are sup
ported and maintained almost entire
ly by local taxation. There are three
High schools in the County-one at
Winnsboro, Ridgeway, and Blekstock
with an aggregate of twenty-one
teachers, and an enrollment of 473
pupils. The local levy for the Winns
boro schools is 12 mills. That of
Ridgeway is 15 mills, and of Black
stock '10 mills. The two former
schools received in addition to the
above revenge, during the year 1921
$2,383.00 from- the State high school
fund. There are 7 graded schools
in the county with a total of 20
teachers, and an aggregate enroll
ment of 424, with an average attend
ance of 340. There are also 21 other
schools with an enrollment of 1569
pupils, and 65 colored schools with
enrollment of 6,575. The teachers
are paid an average salary of $971.00
in the high schools, and graded
$885.00. In addition to being upon
a cash basis, we find that the Super
intendent of education carried for
ward an unexpended balance in sev
eral of the districts during the year
1921. These unexpamd balances
~'' kat-chos teW~me dis
ter by local levies from th iioches
of her own people. At the same time
she is paying her pro rata share of
this enormous appropriation without
deriving any benefit therefrom. We
submit it is neither fair nor just for
the county of Fairfiold, which is com
paratively a small county, from a
financial standpoirt, to educate her
own children and then be forced to
contribute an equal amount, or more,
to some other co,.nty that is unwil-,
ling to bear its own burden. From
the records, it appears that 12 of the
more wealthy couznties, namely, Spar
tanburg, Greenville, Anderson, Un
ion, Chesterfiaid, Florence, Laurens,
Colleton, Lancaster, Pickens and Wil
liamsburg, atre receiving approxi
mately seven hundred and fifty thous
and dollars of this appropriation', or
one half thereof. These counties
compo. only one-fourth of the coun
ties of the State, leaving 36 others
of the poorer counties to share in
the other half. Spartanburg, one of
the wealthiest counties in the State,
and with a taxable property more
than five. times greater than that of
Pairfield, comes in front for 15 per
cent of the entire appropriation, or a
t'raction over one hundred thousand
:dollars. Greenville and Horry, equal
ly as wealthy, are close seconds, each
sharing approximately ninety thous
and dollars, These three wealthy
counties receive approximately one
fifth of the entire appropriation for
the 48 counties. A more unequal,
ujust and inequitable distribution of
public funds could scarcely be de
We would earnestly urge our leg
slative delegation in the next Gen
~ral Assembly to take such action as
may be necessary and proper to se
ure a more just and equitable dis
ribution of this fund. That the
~ounty is being drained unnecessarily
m.d outrageously of many thousands
f dollars annually by this unjust
nethod of distribution there can be
~o question. The requirement to
jualify for participation in the dis
~ribution of this fund is such that it I
rohibits sharing, so far as Fairfield
s concerned, but imposes double tax
tion from which we derive no ben
~fit whatsoever. Fairfield -received
(Continued on npa sivx)
W GRAND JURY
)E AT THIS TERM OF COUR'T
CORNERSTONE OF NEW
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH LAID.
At six o'clock on Wednesday after
noon September the sixth, the corn
er stone ofthe new Presbyterian
church was laid with appropriate cere
monies. Members of the congrega
tions of the town were present to
show their interest in the impressive
zervice. The exercises were opened
with prayer by the pastor, Rev. G.
G. Mayes. This was followed by the
singing of the Doxology by all, a
choir composed of members of the
different church choifs leading. Mr.
T. K. Elliott, an elder of the church,
then read a history of the church
frem its infancy in 1787, when it was
first incorporated as a congregation,
up to the present day. This sketch
was written by Mrs. W. H. Willing
han, being gathered from the records
. an early session book dated *1807,
an unfinished history by the late J.
C. Caldwell,' and the famous Howe's
History of the Presbyterian church
-in South Carolina. The records were'
replete with names of the ancestors
of many of the members of the com
munity today, among them being the
Aikens, Barkleys, Beatys, Buchanans,
Means, McCreights, Stevensons, Doug
lases, Boggs and others. The history
was closely interwoven with the in
teresting early history of old Mt.
After the reading of the histqry,
the choir sang," The Church's One
Foundation." Mr. Mayes then read
the beautiful ritual for the laying of
the cornerstone from the General
Assembly's Order of Services. The
box to contain the archives was then
showed, this box having been the,
treasury for the funds from the Wenq
eis Building Iague, three.thousod
dmas ha .be an stored i
date of a
ding; a roll-of tbi pr aiehere
members, numbering t*6hundred' ad
fifty-seven; and a copy of the Bibe.
The boys was placed in the vault by
Mrs.. Mary Grey Thompson Neil, A'
descendAnt of James C. Barkley-, on
of the Charter members and a daught
er of Osmond R. Thompson, many
years an elder of the church. This
honor fell to her as the oldest bap
tised member of the chure present.
ill health having' prevented Mrs. Mary
McCreight, the oldest member, from
attending the services.
After the stone was lowered and
cemented into place, it was pronounc
ed laid by the pastor. Congratula
tions were then extended by the sis
ter churches of the town. After a
prayer 'by Mr. Mayes, the hymn,
"Holy, Holy, Holy," was sung and
the benediction pronounced by the
Rev. Oliver Johnson, of the Associate
Reformed Presbyterian church.
In the present pastors family four
generations were represented a'mong
those who witnessed the ceremony:
Mrs. Mary Cosby, Mrs. G. G. IMae,
Mrs. Minor Workman, Little Mary
Pauline Workman and James Minor
NEW MAP SHOWS EXTENT OF
CATTLE TUBERCLUOSIS IN U. S.
Tests of thousands of herds
through out the country have enabled
the United States Department of
Agriculture to make a map showing
the approximate percentage of cattle
in various States and counties in
fected with triberculosis.
In nearly half the country, large-t
ly in the South and Southwest, it is.
shown that less than 1 per cent of
the cattle have the disease. In other
parts of the country the- infection
runs from 1 to 15 per cent, and in
still other localities, aggregating
more than 50,000 square miles, more
than 25 per centare believed to be
The figures are based on five years
of systematic testing, and should
prove of value in directing eradication
The house fly was barred from
55,000 additional farm homes in 1921
by screening installed as a result of
lemonstrations given by extension
1orkers, according to reports receiv
ad by the United States Department