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1 AMERICAN PRESS ASSOCIATION
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21. 1921
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' Foitball gamejs an? about t6 be- (
come bigger attractions than baseball 1
games. The people in Abbeville have (
turned out in great numbers this *
year to see the local high school boys (
play their opponents, and no little in- *
terest otherwise has been shown in i'
the home team. Then again you hear *
as much talk about Clemson and Fur- *
man, Tech and Centre, as you have ^
heretofore heard about the Detroit ^
Tigers and the Cleveland Indians, the v
New York Giants and the Pittsburg 11
Pirates. u.. *
And it is all very well. The "game }
is a great developer. It has its place e
in college and in high school." We
* would not like to discourage . those ^
who are interested in it. But if' foot- ~
ball is to keep its place as a college
tnnrt nrft-fAccirtnalc rrmcf hp lepnf out D
of the colleges. This thing of hiring
men to go to college for a few months
in order that they may play football
. must b^ stopped. The attending of b
colleges and high schools for no pur- ti
pose other than to play football must "
be stopped. c
Perhaps the thing now complained n
against has not progressed to any c
great extent in this state. If this is
so, it is the easier to put a stop to a E
bad practice. Just what rules and
regulations should be made to ob- f
tain the desired results will have to r
be worked out, but we would suggest L
the following: is
In the high schools no boy shall be a
allowed to play who is more than'19 t1
years of age, nor who weighs more b
lhan 175 pounds, perhaps 165. In a
the colleges no young man of more d
than 23 should be allowed to play. f(
In neither high schools nor colleges e
should any student be allowed to play a
unless he has been for a year preced- e:
ing the session in which he expects to tl
play a student of the institution for
which he plays. e:
Wo Vtoliavo tKo inn nf t V? oco r\
rules is of more importance to the e<
high schools than to the colleges. If C
the young boys are to play they m
should not be forced to go up a- ri
gainst grown men. The dangers to D
them from hurts are greatly increas- pi
ed thereby. Then again it is in the b;
interest of fair sport that the teams ti
should be as nearly evenly matched th
as possibl'e. This cannot be done if ui
older and larger boys than those of D
the ages and weights suggested are w
aliowed to enter the hiph schools and
play on the teams. m
Neither mu^t we lose sight of the a
fact that the high schools are first pi
educat onal institutions and that foot- w
ball is an incident to the work to be hi
performed rather than the chief end si
of the whole mattsfr.
THE STRIKE ISSUE CLEAR. Si
On its sudden announcement the
threatened railway strike left the
public mind partly confused. It was
said that the employes were striking CI
against a second reduction of wages,
10 per cent, on top of the 12 per
cent, ordered by the Labor Board to
become effective July 1. But this was tfc
not the case. The proposed strike was E
voted before there was any talk* of cc
a supplementary cut in wages, and in
was wholly and solely against the si
scale of wages decided by the Labor C;
Board to be "just and reasonable." ci
Efforts were also made to connect the th
? trike w th lower freight rates. But lit
the heads of the railway unions have d(
themselves shown that nothing of
the kind was in their minds. They la
deny that wage reductions would be th
justified by reduced railway charges, st
or could be to any noticeable extent at
. worked out in them. Thus that apol- si<
ogy for the strike is wiped out by the or
strikers themselves. . ; . st
Their real quarrel is not with the th
railroads. They are not protesting th
against any act or proposal of the th
railway managements. The strike, if io
it comes, will be on the single and st;
naked issue of refusing to submit 1
a decision of the Railroad Lab<
Board. This is the quasi-judicial bod
charged by Federal law with the dut
of fixing railway wages. A year ag
in its Decision No. 2, it ordered
substantial increase in the wages c
the employes. The railroads submi
ted, though their labor costs had bee
increased 115 per cent, at the sam
time that the higher rates granted b
the Interstate Commerce Commissio
pushed up their gross revenues b
only 54 per cent. But it Xvas the la1*
and the railroads did not challeng
it. This year the Labor Board, con
sidering the same elements that en
tered into the question of wages i
1920, and reasoning in exactly th
same way as when it came, to th
conclusion that the men were cnti
tl<$d ^o higher-pay, decided that the;
jtight to accept a reduction averag
r.e- 12 Der cent. It Dointed out tha
conditions had markedly changed ii
;he twelve month. From a1 perio<
>f inflation and high prices the coun
;ry had passed into a time of seven
iquidation. "This has affected al
ines of industrial life," the Laboi
Joard said, "and produced conditiom
vhich have to be met and in whose
>urdens all have to share." Most
rages had been lowered more than
t was proposed to reduce those oi
ailway men, and after long and paient
hearings the decision was reachd
that railway wages must be made
0 approximate "wages for similar
ipd^.^of work in ot"her industries."
>R. THOMAS L. DAVIS
LOCATES IN AUGUSTA
Dr. Thomas L. Davis, who should
ave remained in Abbeville to pracice
his profession has opened offices
1 Augusta, Ga? where he will speialize
in diseases of the eye, ear,
ose and throat. The Augusta Chronile,
in a recent issue, has the fo!>wing
complimentary notice of Dr.
"After an absence of several years
rom Xugusta, Dr, Thos. L. Davis has
eturned and opened offices in the
.amar building where he will special:e
on diseases of the ear, eye, nor.e
nd throat. Dr. Davis has been for
tvo years studying in the largest and
est equipped hospitals in Chicago
nd New York and close application
uring this time has naturally perected
him in the knowledge of these
special types of diseases. He served
s interne in New York in the largst
hospital for the ear, eye, nose and
iroat in the entire world.
"Dr. Davis left Augusta for offers'
training camp at the outbreak
f the World War, was commissiond
a lieutenant and assigned to
amp Pike. He was discharged as a
lajor, showing how rapidly was his
se in the service. Personally, Dr.
avis is a gentleman with charming
ersonality who numbers his friend::
y the hundreds in this city and seeon.
His return to Augusta will be
le occasion of a greart deal of pleasre
to his friends and he and Mrs:
avis are being given a most cordial
Dr. Davis spent a part of the sumer
in Abbeville. While here ho did
good deal of work at the local hostal.
He was uniformly successful
ith his operations, and his friends
Abbeville are expecting him to
icceed in Augusta.
Mrs. Davis is st'll in Abbeville vising
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. S.
iark. She will leave in about ten
?ys to join her husband in Augusta.
JUDGE GARY LECTURES
hief Justice Speaks Before Carolina
The State of yesterday said:
"Nullification and Secession" was
ie subject chosen by Chief Justice
ugene B. Gary of the state supreme
>urt for a lecture yesterday morng
before the students of the Univerty
of South Carolina law school,
hief Justice Gary is one of the >peal
lecturers secured th's session by
ie law school, his address being
;ard by the all students in the law
Chief Justice Gary's lecture was
rgely historical. In it he retold
ie story of the making of the conitution
and recounted the various
tempts at nullification and seces
on, the arguments both pro and con
1 these acts being presented. It was
ill possible, Mr. Gary- pointed out,
at at some t'me the states pursuing
e prescribed method of amending
e constitution might make provisns
for the secession of any state or
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^ The "old hen" just won't stay ii
n the pen.
Some paragraphs are borrowed
e not made.
The prodigal son at least was no'
y a tightwad.
G| rru ? o? M __:j j.- i_ .
iuc JL/irwy ocvcu are saiu iu la
very happy these days.
n j May the best team win, today al
e i Greenville. And IF Luck doesn'1
e! play the best will win.
' Keep up the good work, Ander^
son. Every team you beat, Abbeville
won't have to meet. '
i! Babe Ruth is out "barnstorming,"
? according to Judge Landis. He'll
j knock 'em over anything.
The Labor Board says things are
s j not yet hopeless. No, they are still
'; hoping the strike won't come off.
I! Miss Alice Robertson says men in
j Congress talk too much. That's why
1 so many men want to go there per'
haps?so they can talk.
Judge Landis, in statement about
, Baibe - Ruth, says that what goes up
must come down. Yes,,the bambino
can't get 'em by Gravity.
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I A lot of men are not Christians
bedause they think they wjll get
j tired of lying around on the grass
and hearing music in heaven.
; General Jans Christian Smuts of
South Africa can not come to to the
'armament conference November 11.
i Nevertheless, there could be pleqty
. of smutty work.
;' The poet said "who steals my
'purse," not minding his verse. He
evidently thought it an honor to
write something considered worth
j "The Blue Boy." a famous picture,
was recently sold in London to
a New York man for 170,000
pounds. He seems to be no kin to Lit,
tie Boy Blue who minded the cows.
LLOYD GEORGE WILL
COME IF POSSIBLE
j London, Oct. 20.?Premier Lloyd
George stated in the House of Commons
upon the reassembling of that
body that he hoped to go to the
Washington conference on the limitation
of armaments and far eastern
problems as soon as the parliamentary
and general situation rendered
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egation the premier said, would be
| A. J. Balfour and Lord Lee of Fare-*
.ham, first lord of the admiralty. Sir
(Auckland Geddes, the British ambasIsailor
ui Washington would act as a|
delegate, Mr. Lloyd George added,
jin the absence of the premier or any
Pershing Coming Home.
Paris, Oct. 20.?General John J.
! Pershing, who came to Europe to
Inir 4-V\?-? n r\ rrv e\ e c i /-?v? o 1 mo^ol nf
I lay uic tuugicootv/uai uicuai vi uviiI
or upon the tombs of the French and
British "unknown warriors," left
j Paris for Cherbourg this morning on
his way to the United States. He
j was accompanied to the station by a
j representative of President Milier i.id,
several members of the cabinet
land many pronrnent military and.
j civil officials. |
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THE ECHO |
t MANY SECTIONS FINISH
t / PICKING THEIR COTTON
t Washington, Oct. 20.?Summary
k of weather and crop conditions in
the cotton region for the week end1
?ng Oct. 18, 1921:
Killing frost occurred in the northern
portion of the cotton belt, but
without damage. Temperatures were
I mostly low and weather dry in prack
tically all sections. There was much
[sunshine and the weather was ideal
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i ikji anu ^inxi111^ wnicn maau
,' rapid progress in all sections of the
belt where already not completed,
j Cotton picking is finished in South
. I Carolina, except in the northwestern
. far advanced in Arkansas, well along ^
j far advanced in Arkansas, wlel along
j in Oklahoma, and about completed in
Texas, except in the northwestern
I part of the state. Cotton is practically
all gathered in Georgia, and in
"imost localities of central and southern
Alabama with rapid progress in
(North Carolina and Mississippi, and
mostly gathered in Louisiana.
! Rain is badly needed in most
j southern districts for late truck, pastures
and seeding winter grains.
i PICKPOCKETS WORKING
Atlanta, Oct. 20.?"Pickpockets
are now operating in the city, and
the citizens of Atlanta and the visitlors
to the Southeastern fair should
be on the alert," Police Chief Beav!ers
stated Wednesday morning. "Sev- ,
!e;al victims of the nimble fingered
[gentry have reported their losses.
'Atlanta is always visited by pick'
pockets about this time of the year. .
| They are on their way to winter re- |
Arthur Kay, of the Aragon hotel,
was the heaviest loser to the pick- ,
.pockets Tuesday. A wallet contain-"'
ing $300 was taken from him while
on a Peachtree car, according to the ;
F. M. Cochran, of Marietta,, Ga., i i
reported that while waiting for aji
train Tuesday afternoon in the-!
Union station, his pocket was pick-!
3d of $55 and a railroad ticket. He j
was unable to give the police any |
description of the thief.
1 Lower Pri
[jjj Very much lower pri<
last fall, but no de(
|S quality?one of the
ft ant things to know tl
s Styleplas a
i Good Cloth
ig New fall fashions nov
jn play?suits and over
if; see them in the windo
3j in the store
1 $25 i
Hi Suits and Overcoats ii
jjj ed, Check and Plaid
tfi notched lapels; overc
LfJ fmest clothing we've
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MEET NEXT WEE
Columbia, Oct. 20.?The state coi
vention of enigneers will be held i
Columbia during Fair Week, on Fr
day, the 28, bringing a large numbe
of civil and mechanical engineei
from all parts of the state to th
Governor Robert A. Cooper an
former United States Senator Chri:
tie Benet will be the chief speaker
Leading engineers will present paj
ers of general interest to their pre
fession. The conference will be hel
at the -University of South Carolim
beginning at 10:30. At noon a fun
cheon will be served.
Committees on program arrange
ments and entertainment have, it i
reported, achieved fine progress i:
their plans, assuring their fellows o
a splendid affair in all its phases
The conference is sponsored by th
South Carolina chapter of the Am
erican Association of Engineers an<
it is planned to offer every enginee
in this state an opportunity of iden
tifying himself with this organiza
TOO OLD TO LEARN
Man, 72, Costs Government $3,60(
Learning to Write.
Washington, Oct. 20.?Orden
closing the Berkely Pre-Vocationa
School at Boston, where 500 wai
veterans have been in attendance
were issued today by Director Forbei
of the Veterans' Bureau.
Mr. Forbes said the school hat
l * J ix J 1 1
oeen iouna unsanitary ana unneai
thy, and he was satisfied that it, "ha;
been vouchering the Government foi
services never rendered."
One student, 72, years old, was
discovered on the school's rolls, Mr
Forbes declared. He is William Black
burn of Lynn, Mass., who, Mr
Forbes asserted, had learned to write
his name in a shaky hand after re
ceiving Government training for ovei
two years as a cost of about $3,600
How Blackburn qualified for/ voca
tional training was not explained.
The total World War costs of al
nations were about $186,000,000,000
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oats looser and with b
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COFFIN THEFT EPIDEMIC
K LATEST IN AUGUSTA
i- Augusta, Ga., Oct. 20.?The theft
n of coffins is the latest turn the local
i- robbery epidemic has taken.
:r Policeman Kennedy, in making his
*s rounds, peered through the windows
ie; of a vacant garage on Ellis street
J and saw five coffins lying in a row.
? He reported the find to headquar5"
ters, where the officers, remembering
5* that a number of coffins and caskets
had been reported stolen from local
I- J t-1 3 * Al ?
; unuerca&ers aanng xne past lew
^ months, instituted a probe to deterl?
mine the owner. One local undertakl"
er reports that a number of his coffins
have been stolen, but he could
!* not identify those found in the gas
rage. Arrests are pending in the case,
f "MUTT" IN SUPREME COURT
e Hit Creator Aiki If Copyright Protect.
Him and "Jeff."
r Washington, Oct. 20.?The Su_
preme Court was asked today by ap.
plications filed by the Wheeler Syndicate,
Inc., and Harry C. (Bub)
Fisher to determine whether copyrights
granted them on "Mutt and
Jeff" cartoons prohibited the Star
) Company, publisher of the Hearst
newspapers, from using such char3
acters designated by those . names,
] in situation, experiences and pos.
tures different from those shown in
f the cartoons copyrighted.
' NURSES ILL FROM
1 .EATING POISONED CANDY
> Chicago, Oct. 20.?An exhaustive
r search for the sender of a box of
poisoned candy, responsible for the
; critical illness of six nurses at the
. West End hospital, was being con
ducted today by postoffice inspectors.
The box came through the mail
} and was addressed to Miss Helen Ho
senfeld, 17 year student nurse. It
r contained home made "fudge," an
. aiys's of which was said to show that
the deadly poison permeated all of
- the candyf Miss Rosenfield came to
America nine months ago from Aus1
j tria and has been a student nurso in
. the hospital since that time.
ngbone, Pencil Strip- yj
tting; smart open jfj
uttoning belts. The ^