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-T -SH--14WLNNSBORO, S C NOVEMBER 30th, 1922.
ETABLISHED 1844 -,0
FAIRFIELD COUNTY NEWS A
BY OUR C
Mrs. J. T. McDonald, Sr., Mr. and
Mrs. J. T. McDonald, Jr., and Miss
Mammie McDonald motored to Char
lotte Wednesday and spent a few days
with Mrs. Will Lybrand.
Mrs. D. McDonald, Misses Lizzie
and Alice and Mr. James McDonald
,moitored down to Great Falls one af
&Aeroon last week.
s Martin McDonald and child
J'IL et Tuesday of last week with
$i6 S. Bankhead.
D. McDonald and Miss Lizzie
Mc$nald spent Thursday of last
wee with Mrs. Higgins.
Mr. J. J. Black and Mr. Chalmers
Clowd, of Rocky Creek, motored up
to Mr.~and Mrs. T. M. Black and spent
the day Friday.
A lot of $teYrP people have been
Mr. Ned Ycnam butchered one which
netted'four hundred. pounds.
Oh!. You isders just ought to
come up and see- the new road from
Stover to .Blackstock .'Mr. J. L. H1ig
gins is putting -it in a tip top condi
tion. You can see cars going in all.
directions. Some on- busigess.,. and
some joy riding.
Misses Lizzie Mae and Njinie Mc
Donald spent Saturday .h With
Miss Martha McDonald. -
An event of much int4ret was a.
shower givei ty Mrs. Nealyilihad
for her sister, Miss Viol& Dixon t
urday lafternoon at 2:30, it irad en
joyed by all present. The gueshs em
broidered. cup towels for the bride.
The prize given for first to finish was
won by Misses Lizzie McDonald and
Jani4 McKeown, which was later pre
sented to. the bride.- After looking at
theI beautifuaril usefu presents
which the bride received. The guests
onald, and Amde B. 11a.
Mrs. C. D. Chappell and Mrs. C. B.
Douglass spent last week visiting
Mrs. Artpur Mabin, of Mabinton andi
Mrs. Wicker, of Newberry.
Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Yarborough and
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Glenn spent last
Wednesday in Columbia.
Mr. J. F. Yarborough spent last
Friday in Columbia.
Mr. W. T. Glen attended the funer
al of Mrs. G. W. Ragsdale, 'mother of
Mr. G. W. Ragsdale in Winnsboro
4ssrsy J. F. Yarborough, J. C.
Chappell and T. C. Chappell attended
the funeral of Myrtle Eargie who
died at Parr last Saturday.
Miss Lois Chappell spent Friday
night and Saturday of last week ini
SMrs. Price will leave the latter part
of the week for Aiken, where Mr.
Price is now employed. Mr. Price was
for a while a member of the construc
1tion force at work on our road. Mr.
and Mrs. Price made their home while
here with Mrs. Katie McDowell.
On December 9th, the ladies of
Longtuwn will serve a hot supper at
the schoolhouse, beginning at o'
clock. There will be oysters and oth
er good things to eat, also a booth of
fancy work, cakes and candies. The
'public is' invited. The proceeds will
go to tihe: cemetery fund. Those who
are interested in having a good fence
ardind the ~cemetery, are asked to
cone and help.
Rev Lamreaux, of Ridgeway, vis
ited 'Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Wilds one
day last week.
Miss Marie Mayer is expected to
spend Thanksgiving with her parents,
Mr. arid Mrs. B. F. Mayer.
Mrs. B. F. Mayer visited in Ridge
way last week and attended the Boyd
Wilson announcement party.
Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Hudson, Mrs.
R. A. Hudson and Mrs. R. L. Kelly
shopped in Columbia Monday.
Mr. J. P. Jones, Jr., from Mount
Holly, N. C. spent the week-end with
DRPS OF CORRESPONDENTS
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Kelly attended
the hot supper at Rabons cross roads
last Friday evening.
Mr. Cobb, of Columbia Seminary,
will preach in Longtown every first
and third Sundays afternoon at 3 o'
Mrs. J. G. Park and little daughter,
of Spartanburg, are-visiting Mr. and
Mrs. W. D. Park.
Mrs. Annie McNaul has ,returned
from a visit to her mother, Mrs. T.
T. Timms, of Hickory Ridge.
Messrs. J. M. and Boyce Pa-k and
L. W. Hawes. spent -Friday in Coluni
Miss Belle Lemmon visited Mrs.
Eugene. Rabb of Columbia last week.
Miss Elizabeth Kerr was the week
end guest of Miss Rosa Park.
.Mr. H. D. Milling visited relatives
in Columbia last week.
Miss Ella Hagood is spending some
time at home.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Park and little
son spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs.'
J. M. Timms, of.Ifekory Ridge.
Mrs. J. C. Ack-of Columbii, isl
visiting her parezits, Mr. and Mrs.
Clarke 4 od.
MissL Lemmon fell and broke
her collar2& Saturday, we hope
she will soonbe 9nt again.
Mrs. Robert Lee Moore; of New Or
leans, is home with her people for a
Miss Jo Miller Glass and Mrs. J.
S.-Glass and Mrs. R. L. Moore spent
awhile Tuesday. afternoon with Mr.
.. iss Jo Miller Glass sent Friday
with her sister, Mrs. B. F. Ford, of
Miss Isabel Glass spent one night
last week with Miss Mary Raines.
Messrs. Rufus Keistler and Alex
Glass spent Monday in Columbia.
Master Julian Ford is spending a
few days with his grandmother, Mrs.
J. S. Glass.
Mount Zion, B. Y. P. U. Sunday af
ternoon. Everybody welcome for the
The Epworth League Sunday night
at 7:00 o'clock.
Mrs. W. B. Pearson entertained
Thursday evening complimenting the
teachers of Monticello, Pine Grove!
and' Rock Creek and also Blairs.
Games, contests and dancing furnish
ed amusement. Refreshments of fruit
jelatine, hot cocoa andl cakes were
served by Misses Katherine Pearson
and Sallie Blair.
Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Willingham in
vited a number of their friends to en
joy a turkey dinner with them last
Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Willingham, Mrs
Ella Hentz, Mrs. W. B. May, Miss
Helen Gue, J. S. J. Suber, Jr., a.l
E. F. James enjoyed the turkey sup
per at the home of Mr. and Mrs. L.
M. Blair's, of Blairs, Friday evening.
Miss Helen Gue spent Wednesday
night at the home of Mr. J. D. Blair.
Mesdames Sadie Suber and Georgia
May spent Friday with Mrs. W. S.
Mesdames J. S. J. Suber, Sr., an-i
Ella Hentz spent the week-end with
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Coleman.
M. L. Whitener, of the Coxe-May
Lumber Co, is away on business.
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Little and son,
Bill, Jr., are here after spending five
weeks with relatives in Wadesboro,
Hunter Brown spent the week-er I
in Newberry with Sloan Chapman.
E. F. and P. W. James went to
Union Saturday afternoon on bumi-'
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HAPPENINGS OF INTER
EST OVER THE STATE.
Columbia.-Mrs. Dais-; Edgerton, of
Washington, agent of the United
States ferestry service, is in the midst
of an intensive forestry conservation
campaign in South Carolina, with meet
ings at various parts of South Caro
Mrs. Edgerton reports a cordial
reception .of thecently revived for
estry mA nio*'*t the disLrict meet
ings of the'South Carolina Federation
of Women's clubs, which she addressed
at Hartsville, St. George and Fairfax.
The club women In session at these dis
trict centers have received with enthu
siasm the message of the United StateA
forest service to the -advocates of the,
forestry movement, through 1fMrs. Ed
gerton, who iWtgking upon her' iearets
the great -alu&ind indispenisability of
the forest. -i#iath 6f the state. She
reminded them -of 'the' recognition.
which this state has given to the forest
conservation in forestry laws put on
the statute books as early as 1798,
against the wilful burning of the
woods, but drew attention also to the
fact that many of these laws have bien
repealed by short-sighted means; that
those whichr have survived are ineffec
tive and that theone adequate forast
protection law passed by the legisla
ture wit~ a decade was vetoed brthe
governor at the time.
The time is ripe for South Carolina
to fall in line with the"great majority
in American conservation 'of no'.'ura
resources, Mrs. Edgerton sys
"Time was when an American
ester, if he could be found, was look
upon as a faddist, a dreamer," sb
says. "Today all the states ha
woods areas within their bounda
except a- baekward few, of which S
Carolina is one, acknowledges thep
and present abuse of our forests and
renimend wise us and protectiono,
The- time is at hand when negledt
this resource will be-consideied a4.
disgrace as *ell as an ecAnomle waski
South Caroinais leadig tiidustry agri
culture, Is dependent in many wa
U the t oile' of 1-60W
tCaropsin' second4 ind.
try, ?umbering,'needs no explanation in
this connection. South Carolina's
Piedmont factoies use more developed
wter power dependent upon pitec
tion of headwaters, than any other
Pouth Atlantic state. Th: dest.r'ttr.
f her forest resources, however grad.
ual. will work increasing hardships
upon her. The time to check threat
oning conditions Is at hand. Every
section of the state should co-optrrate
to place the new forestry movemeDt on
the active list of an established Am'r
lean policy of forest protection.
From all sections of the state a de
mand is being madl for Mrs. Edger
ton's services and requests from the
schools in ~various sections of South
Carolina, and before civic bod ie,s coun
ty fairs, and opportunities by which
she can add'-ess me,le in groups are
being made for l'rr services. These
intationls will he cosde by Mrs.
Edgerton~ as soo~n r he can map out
her work for th'e n' we,~'eks.
Mrs. Edgetter ;;;ahe before the
league fo'r law re-remenlt in Camden
and mode a very profound impression
upon her hearers.
Tobacco Grow.ers !Receive Payment.
Timmnwille.-KOut of the $1,250,
000 received in South Carolina by theI
Co-operative Tobacco Growers' associ
ation, practically $100,000 of this1
amount has been paid out in Timmons
villi by L. H. Bane, local warehouse
manager. From what can be learned,
the tobacco growers, without exception
in this locality, are highly pleased with
the checks '-eceived and are optimistic
in regard to the third payment. It is
believed that the majority of the farm
ers will be keen for the association
next year. as many conservative farm
ers, after figuring carefully the prices
received by share croppers who sold
to independents and prices received
through the association, claim that the
co-operative method will tally at least
$15 more per acre. Already there are
a large number of applicants in this
section anxious to sign up when the
new drive is on. Trade has been brisk
here since the second payment checks
came in and the business houses are
realizing the good offects of the asso
Cherokee Farmers plow Under Stalks.
Gaffney.-Much fall plowing is be
ig donie in the vicinity of Gaffney at
this time, more than has been done for
many years; the farmers as a rule nr2
plowing under the cotton stalks as -fact
as the cotton is gathered and alma~
211 of the staple has been picked out.
While the crop is short the pric'3
realized has enabled the farmers to
come out athod. :n the crop ~~:
:healy m:ade. Ta!:ag every i.r5 intc
conse-rationl the far-mers of Cherohee
ar in pretty good shape.
QENERAL NEWS FROM
ALL OVER THE WORLD
Washington,-Civil suits to recover
imore than $20,000,000 alleged by the
government to have been fraudulently
eipended in the construction of Camps
Oton, Jackson, Sherman and Funs
ton, were instituted by the department
of justice against, the contractors who
Were in charge of each project.
The suits were said in official cir
cles to be the initial step in a cam
paign at law against war-time con
tractors who were suspected, on the
bisis of auditors' reports, to have gone
beyond the intent and purpose of the
Osthority given them by federal de
:Additional actions are in prospect,
It wes said at the departmen, of jus
AS, as soon as complete reports have
een made by the special force of au
ditors which haa bee= engaged for 15
months in an analysis of construction
records. Whether criminal action will
be. taken in any case, it was said,
would depend to a degree upon the re
suits of the civil suits.
Unofficial estimates place the total
*hich might be expected to be recov
ered from all the construction cases
at between $70,000,000 and $80,000,000.
In the cases flied the government al
leges that the Hardoway Contracting
company spent in excess of $6,500,000
in building Camp Jackson, S. C.; the
Thompson-Starrett company, $6,000,000
at Camp Upton, N. Y.; Bentley &
ons\ company, $5,000,000- at Camp
$erugan, Ohio, and George A. Fuller
Company, $6,000,000 at Fort Riley,
s. The suits were filed at Char
on, S. C.; Brooklyn, N. Y.; Colum
phio; and Topeka, Kansas, re
dentical bills of complaint *ore laid
^ each case, the principal accusation
,A that the contractor violated "a
rect and intimate relationship, of
ftust and confidence" In executing this
ontpet, while It was impossible, be
of the existipg ,war emergency,
government to exercise normal
meeobson and inspection of work.
sult, .it is alleged, the .
fr ney -in the
for great quantidies of mateir* %L
clared to have been purehased on g .
ernment credit and misused.
Moves to 'Settle Pay of Senatorsv
Washington.-As an oatcome of the
recent discussion over seating of Mrs.
W. H. Felton, of Georgia, as the first
woman senator, Chairman Curtis, of
the senate rules committee, Introdticed
a resolution to regulate pay of senators
appointed and elected to fill vacancies.
It would give pay to appointees until
elected senators qualified and nor from
the date of their election. Under the
resolution, Mrs. Felton would be paid
until the day she retired and would
operate immediately to reduce the pay
of Senator George, democrat, Georgia,
who succeeded Mrs. Felton.
Favor End of Rail Combine.
Washngton.-Challenlginlg the con
tention of the Southern Pacific railroad
representatives that separation of
their system from the Central Pacific,
as ordered by the supreme court,
would have an injurious effect on obth
roads and hamper development of the~
Pacific coast, counsel for the Union
Pacific before the interstate com
merce commission sought to bring out
advantages to be gained by carrying
out the dissolution order.1
Farmers In Boots WIll Demand Aid.
Washington.-The Farmers National
council announced that a "committee
of farmers in boots" will arrive in
Washington for a series of conferences
with members of congress and govern
ment officials relative to legislation to
aid the farmers. TPhe committee, ac
cording to the announcement, will be
prepared to "let the government know
what legislation is necessary to save
the farmers from disaster."
Negro Has 25 Children.
Mobile, Ala.-William Gadson, a ne
gro. brought to Mobile from tullom
berg, Washington county, Alabama,
and locked up on a charge of attempt
ing to use the mails to defraud, de
clared he was the father of 25 chil
dren, 23 of whom are living. Gadsonl
said that he was twice married.
Tel Harding to Urge Reclamation.
Washington-President Harding was
asked by a delegation of house mem
bers from western states to jnclude
in his annual message to congress next
month a recommendation for the pas
sage of the Smith-McNary reclama
tion bill. This measure was passed
by the house at the last session and
the senate? attached it to the soldiers'
bonus bill which tailed of passage over
President Harding's veto.
,The .lelegationl was headed by Rep
sents tive Smith,
COMMUNICATION FROM. MR.
WEEKLY NEWS LETTER
FROM WINNSBORO MILLS
A union service of all denomina
:ions was held last Sunuay evening
it the Baptist church at which tinie
i warm welcome by the whole com
nunity was extended to-the Rev. Mr.
3regory, the newly appointed min
str of the Methodist church.
Rev. George C. Gibson, on behatf
)f the village extended greetings to
:he new minister. Mr. Gregory re
)lied in a few well chosen remarks,
xpressing -his appreciation of the
earty greetings and pledging- hit
:est efforts in helping to build a bet
er and happier community life.
The pastor delivered the sermon of
'he evening taking as his subject:
"Christian Testimony", using the text,
Luke 12-8, Whosoever shall confess.
me before men, him shall the son of
enan confess before the Angels of
Each night while the mill operates,
he ladies of the Baptist church ai
serving hot coffee and sandwiches to
the employbes at midnight in the rec
eation room. They are rendering a
ine service to those who work at,
ight and at the same tin)e they are
realizing a neat sum to apply on pay
ment of the- new church. The ladies
say that it is great fun to heli ,
In the absence of the pastor Ret.
George C. Gibson, for a short vaca
tion the, service at the Baptist church
ext Sunday night will be in charge
f Mr. W. E. Ra9bow,
tist in the
ne shouii1e a -
get out. You wil nregret
Show your colors and be there. Sun
lay school meets at 10 a. m. Be' there
to do your part.
Rev. Mr. Gregory 'will be at the
Methodist Sunday school Sunday aft
ernoon and will fill the pulpit in his
hurch Sunday evening at 7 o'clock.
Every member of this congregation
should be present.
The office is happy today. They
moved Manday from their old offices
Lo the new office building at the
South end of the mill. Each memn
ber of the staff may have more pri
vacy and more rest for the nerves in
the new location.
Rev. George C. Gibson left Wed
aesday afternoon for Georgia, whet'.
i will spend a few day s with his par
mts in search of rest. While away
ie will visit his brother in Sout?
Georgia and spend a few days shoot
ng quail, ducks and turkeys.
On Tuesday evening the Boy
Scouts entertained the Camp fire
girls by taking them on a hike and
ay preparing supper for them in the
~.Gods. The supper was in the shape
>f a weiner roast. The scouts were in
:harge of cout master Gibson whil 3
he Camp fire girls were undler their
~uardian, Miss Mayme Douglas.t.
Prof. Scarborough, wvho is interested
n both clubs, went along to enjoy the
evening. Camp was struck near a
good spring of water and a big fire
vas kindled and cooking began. Af
er the supper the bunch trudged
some singing and swopping stories.
All enjoyed the evening.
Mr. Will Morton damaged his car
when he crashed into Mr. Braswells
ruck last Monday. It is not known
exactly how the accident occured.
We are beginning to catch the Xmas
spirit. Already whispers are heard,
"wonder what Santa Claus is going
o bring me". We are going to make
t a great Christmas by putting our
whole -selves into it for others.
Thanksgiving is on us.. Let us stop
for a moment and with bowed head
reverently attempt to count our bless
ings that have been showered uponl
as during the past year and during
all past life. If we think correctly.
we shall praise God for his Provid
nce and thank him for every cross
as well as for every crown. All good
ifts come from Him and all mni.
fortunes should send us to Him as our
ES IN FAInFAIFL 'COUNTY
Editor I'he News andt"Herd;
The - time has ise -j ial
when it ~is essential tiinhold- a-nd
owners"-taxpayers' esI O of
whle people of
measures. to aveit
ruptcy stAring W .i . .s
are not taken in b-4iuis
to bring aboat a
Our poputatign-. t
rate of 6ne peren su of the
total populatiO,.at ani
period was .burr
to scratch the d
oping our rich , Mmiinw
in that it -is the s* with one~
possible exception e
five to one.
There are not ateuent three ha
Jrmd white faili&es=n Uy
ing upqn famns sy'
own, and on whie i -
a livelihood.- . -
It is time'to fce Frsi
field county- is beingAmore.satSsVW
ly 'affected by the co'ming of the bol
weevil than any .other- iithin the
Piedmont belt. Whytthis is 20 is of- -
vious, at least to those who iyVe with
in it; and to diseuss that glzse of it
is out. of .place just now; is'' Is
. (Owing to the tnantry system of
agricalture and the farinz*.
on 'liens to negro . Inthea
almost universal with usd & n
ed to consolidate extraor Taggs
acreage within one individmal hohtin
and, further; eliminat any iod
farming but thstof cotton rainfi
and with rentals *minded in;.teams
oa bales of cottoa, we, askpec'is
are confronted wit sit uiwhees
better roads, the
the paving of streets in
seat. "But," yoa said,
feet, "all these evidences-of
conditions would be deceptive
real situation within the congt
the farming population shoul not
restrained by some means frosI
serting the country districts."
is the kernel of the problem.
To arrest this emigratioi and stepr
the draining of the life-blood of our
community, new methods add drastig --
changes in our management of public
affairs must be conceived and put in
operation. It's folly for Fairfield to ,
await general action on the part of
the State in general through its leg
islature. Conditions peculiar to thh.
county cannot be treated by state~ ''
wide re~medies soon enough. In '.
word, and to conclude, unless way~
and means are devised and put it.
operation within the succeeding
whereby the surplus and h
lands throughout the'c26unty mia~ys -
split into farms of convenin~ 4
and suitable for the operatiori of
form agriculture of the new en
is now upon us, so as to~ be
sold at their intrinsic worth to
ing settlers, the very landed
potential but utterly u
present shape, of the land
this county, will sink them .
ruptcy by the weight of t~s ~ *
ahd in their ruin, no y4w~
teachers, preachers, banker;s
merchants-none willsuvi, -
Hence I venture, Mr. ~io
upon the use of your
sound the opinion of our~oI~b
if it be their dipsgoii
gether in consultation fodr .
of all durin(fie mnonfh o u
where in a convintion dc oIbI~
sultation may be undert~ 't a
thorize means of hvertse jtresh.
ened ruination of our 'iir~.
That Fairfield will flzdihAfl
she pulls togetlier thein is
I'll leave this subjiect further for
your consideration and gnidane.
My personal opinion, if .not unduly
gratuitous for expression, is, the stih.
ject is a matter for settlement -for
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