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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1917
Interesting Meeting of W. C. T.
U. Will Conduct Rummage
Sale. Apollo Music Club
Met With Mrs. Maxwell.
The recent meeting of the W. C.
T, U., which was held with Mrs. J.
A. Lott, on Friday afternooon, was
one that will be long remembered
by all present, this being by the re
ports of the appreciated efforts of
the union in its work.
There was a good attendance, and
visitors present, and the meeting
?tarted off with two new members,
an active and an honorary one.
This latter was a young gentleman,
who had become much interested in
the union bv the work it was doing
for the "Soldier Boy". This
addition, started off the meet'mg in
The union is especially happy
over its work in the "Department
of Soldiers and Sailors."
Mrs. A. P. Lott reported that she
had all ready a package of the arm
rests, and asked the others making
these to have ready in a week, as
they were to be sent on.
Mrs. L. C. Latimer reported a
bushel of the clipped cloth to till
She is teacher of the 3rd grade
in High School, and has been giving
these interested pupils little rolls of
cloth, which they clip, and with
whi.t she has done, a large amount
is ready. The union greatly ap
preciated her carrying on the work
to this extent.
Recently the union decided to
send boxea of home made candies to
the 35 home boys at the various
camps, hoping to sugar coat some
of the hardships of camp life, for
our defenders, by the gifts of candy.
The special committee tfor this
was Mesdames M. T. Turner, C. D.
Kenney, J. A. Lott and A. P, Lewis.
In each box was a card, "Johns
ton. W. C. T. IL", and two leaflets,
"What Jesus Says to lin Soldier'',
and ^'Friendly advice t o the
The members all gave so gladly
and as these many letters of ap
preciation, which these soldier boys
wrote, were read, there was scarcely
a dry eye, as the expressions were
heard. Many said that they read
every word of the literature, and
two pledged their lives anew to
God, through the reading of this.
It is hoped that at some time,
these letters can he published. It
was suggested that^boxes of nuts be
sent to the soldiers, also.
When Mrs. Kenney had read
them, Mrs. Latimer offered a fervent
prayer that God would keep these
boys in the hollow of His hand.
The Flower Committes, Mrs. W.
J. Hatcher and Mrs.. H. G. Eidson
had done good work, many bouquets
and baskets of flowers having been
The union decided to invite Miss
Anna Finstrom to address it on
Dec. 14th the time of the next
meeting, which will be a public one,
in one of the churches.
Mrs. J. H. White is superintendent
of this Department, with Mrs. M.
A. Hniet, and will have charge of
this part of the meeting.
The union hopes to have a fine
box tilled at this time for The Door
A very pleasant feature of the
meeting was the report from the
Sute Convention at Aiken. Mrs.
Olin Eidson, secretary of the union,
gave a full and interesting account
of Friday and Friday evening's pro
ceedings, Mrs. A. P. Lott told of
Saturday and that evening, ending
with some impressive thoughts.
Mrs. J. H. White told of Sunday,
giving many good points.
The others that attended gave
some thoughts also.
It was only the latenesss of the
hour that brought this good meeting
to a close.
On Saturday, Nov. 24th, the W.
C. T. U. will have a Rummage Sale,
the proceeds of which will chiefly
be used in patriotic work.
This will be held on Saturday on
Main street, and Mr. J. C. Lewis
has very kindly given the small
store of his for the ladies to use,
not only this day, but for any other
occasions in which the women are
working for a good cause. A special
committee will canvass the town for
any that will take a part , in this.
The affair will last through the
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Young Edgefeld Aviation Writes
Very Interesting Letter
From Dayton, Aviation
The people of Edgefield county
have read in the county papers a
number of interesting letters about
the life, schedules, etc., in various
branches of the service. Perhaps it
will be interesting to hear some
thing from the aviation branch.
First we were sent to ground
schools-the applicants from forts
Oglethorge and McPherson train
ing camps to the one in Atlanta at
the Georgia school of Technology.
Here we had eight weeks of inter
esting but hard theory work. This
period was more than most of us
would have cared to tackle had it
not been for the anticipation of the
practical part to follow. At last
tho, when most of us had scraped
by on examinations we were hustled
with the usual array expediency to
the Wilbur Wright Aviation Field
which is about ten miles from Day
ton, Ohio. This field contains about
2600 acres and is as level as a door.
The Wright brothers did their first
experimenting here. The hangar
they used is etil 1 standing. For the
first few days after our arrival we
watched the "great birds'* passing
overhead until we had "cricks" in
After about five days which I
suppose was given us to let the nov
elty of our new surroundings wear
off we were assigned to Hying in
structors. My instructor was Mr.
Manning from Mississippi who is,by
the way, related to the governor of
our state. His cordial manner at
once forms a fellowship between
him and his students. This is very
important, in fact, almost essential
for the success of aeroplane instruc
tion. Combined with this be has a
playful streak which was very evi
dent when he gave-me ray initial
ride. I got several thrills on that
trip which were quite novel and
unexpected. Besides a dizzy spiral,
he made several nose dives. These
last give the novice the sensation,
many times magnified, of a tobog
gan ride, or a leap into cold
The average time that a student
stays under instruction is 500 min
utes. Aftei -i?)5 minutes Mr. ?Man
ning abandoned me and I made the
first round of the field alone. With
the front seat em pty and the rear one
rather lightly loaded, the ship rose
like a balloon. When 1 had com
pleted the four mile circuit she had
an altitude of about 1500 feet, or
about three times the usual height
for that distance. I throttled down
for the landing over the regular
landmarks but owing to the height
I landed fully a quarter of a mile
from the spot designated by my in
structor. I lit without wrecking
the ship tho, thank goodness, and
that day 1 was registered as a "solo
After from ten to twenty hours
of solo work the students stands
his Reserve Military Aviator's test.
In this test he must land in a cer
tain area, describe figure lights and
spirals, and make two cross-country
flights. Several amusing incidents
have occurred when men on cross
country flights got lost and were
forced to light to get their location.
When one of them landed be found
that he was located on top of a half
finished house over in Indiana. The
R. M. A. test is the last barrier in
the way of a commission and is fur
thermore the graduating point of
this school. Advanced flying schools
are located elsewhere in this country
It is certainly a privilege lo be
associated with so large a body of
men of the type who compose the
cadet body. Since the requirements
aro the same they are on a par with
the personnel of the O. R. C. train
ing camps. In fact many of them
were transferred from training
camps to this branch. Altogether,
our surroundings are all that could
be wished were it not for reveille
E. P. Gaines.
We are now supplied with all of
the tropical fruits and as we buy in
large quantities can sell very cheap.
Come in to see us.
Edgefield Fruit Company.
The Last Gill to Duty
Within five days, next Monday night, the campaign for raising the
money for the army Y. M. C- A. work will close. The activity of the
collectors in the different communities and the responses of our people to
their appeals will determine what part Edgefield will have in this very
worthy undertaking. Instead of facing short of our allotment of ?2,100,
we should go far beyond it, and thereby show to our boy? in the traiuing
camps that we who are left at hom?ls?ppreciate the sacrifice they are mak
ing and the service they are rendering. Having left home to endure the
hardships of camp life and endanger their lives in battle, we should
see that our boys lack nothing that money can provide. The largest gift
we can make is as nothing compared to the sacrifice of their lives for the
cause of humanity. If you have not already contributed, call upon the
collectors in your community and m?ke a generous contribution to this
fund. The following are the committees:
Philippi-L. D. Holmes, Georgi W. Scott.
Harmony-W. H. Smith, W. G. Ouzts.
Trenton-Rev. J. A. Gaines, W. W. Miller, Geo. T. Swearingen.
Horn's Creek-S. B. Mays.
McKendree-J. M. Shaffer, J. Whit. Dorn, W. E. Turner!
Rompers-Rev. P. B. Lanham.
Johnston-(A committee from eaph church.)
Antioch-C. C. Jones, W. F. Wist.
Edgefield-E. J. Norris, B. E. \cholson, S. McG. Simkins, W. C.
Colliers-Dr. J. N. Crafton, VMcKie.. T. M. Adams.
Red Hill-H. E. Quarles, R.Tte^c^mson, H. H. Smith.
Red Oak Grove-T. W. Lamb,^>.:M. Agner, Geo. W. Bussey, Jr.
Cleora-C. M. Williams, L. R. t?unson, Sr., P. W. Cheatham.
Gilgal-M. B. Byrd, Homer L. Williams, L. H. Harling.
Pleasant Lane-F. L. Timmermau, J., H. Self, S. T. Williams.
Meeting Street-J. K. Allen, J. H. Cogburn, J. H. Payne.
Rehoboth-R. A. Wash, J .D. Hughey, T. B. Culbreath.
Meriwether-H. F. CooFo;, H. L. Bunch, J. 0. Scott.
The committees are requested, through their chairmen, to report
next Tuesday the result of their work to Mr. E. J. Norris, the treasurer,
turning the funds over to him.
Knowing the worthiness of the cause, the patriotism, the prosper
ity and the generosity of our people, I am confident that after all reports
are in next Tuesday Edgefield co un ly will occupy a place of honor
among the counties of the State.
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Conference With District Board.
The members of the local board
motored to Greenwood Friday and
held a conference of more than an
hour with the district board concern
ing the 44 cases in which the local
board was reversed. The district
board is composed of some of the
best men in South Carolina aud they
are discharging their very trjing
and arduous duties in a conscientious
and impartial manner. They have
the Herculean task of passing upon
the work of local boards in 20
counties, as well as passing upon the
applications for discharges in cases
where they have exclusive original
jurisdiction. They are endeavoring
as far as possible to make uniform
the application of the draft regula
tions in all ot the counties in the
Western District, and for that reason
a number of cases were reversed in
practically all of the counties, there
being G5 reverses in Newberry
county and more than 100 each in
Greenville and Lancaster counties.
These cases were sent back to the
local boards for more complete in
formation. Those who were grant
ed discharges by the local boards
and had their discharges revoked by
the district board will be given an
other opportunity. These men can
take their cases up to Hie district
board again on an appeal, and with
the application for appeal they must
give additional information or facts
upon which to base their claim for
discharge, if they have any. These
additional affidavits must be filed
with the local board and it will for
ward all of the record in the case to
the district board. As soon as
possible the district board will again
passed upon them and announce
Save While You Can.
War is a time of financial ups and
downs. One day an industry is
riding on the crest of the wave; the
next day it may be almost ship
wrecked on a hostile shore. It is
not a time to take chances; it is a
time for unusual economy, thrift,
and foresight. Every farmer who
sells this year'? crops for good
prices shoul let nothing on earth
keep bim from putting something
aside for times of adversity. Who
knows but that before this very
war ends we may have another dis
astrous year of panic and bankrupt
Feeders should not forget that
animals during cold weather re
quire considerable heat-producing
feed, such as grain. Hay silage
and fodder give bulk and are valu
able in the ration. They cannot
take the place of grain.
Corn is one of the best grains for
heat and fat production. For horses,
mules, hogs, cows and sheep corn is
very important. However, cows
giving milk should not be fed too
much corn as they need feed high
in protein for milk production. But
corn is good for dairy cows when
fed in sufficient amounts to bal
ance the ration with feeds
rich in protein and with hay si
Hogs are especially fond of corn.
Fattening hogs will consume an
enormous amount and will make
very rapid gains when also given
other concentrates with more pro
tein than corn has.
The grain sorghums are not quite
as high in protein and fat as corn,
but they are good feeds neverthe
less. Animals soon learn to like
these sorghum grains and will do as
well on them as corn, provided the
ration is balanced.
Just as people may require more
heat-producing foods such as meat
in winter than in summer so may
animals need more grain than in
summer. But the kind of work
the animal does, or whether it is
on heavy work or no work, has
much to do with the feed of work.
Cows giving milk require more pro
tein and carbohydrates than cows
that are dry.
A good feeder should watch his
animals very closely and feed what
the animals will clean up and no
more. He should know the rela
tive values of feeds and then learn
the requirements of his animals.
He can soon learn to raise feeds
economically.-Farm and Ranch.
cy such we had in 1914? Whether
it comes or not, it will not hurt you
to get ready for it. "The prudent
man foreseeth the evil and hideth
himself, but the simple pass on
and are punished.-The Progressive
A large shipment of Coat Suits
just received. You can always find
a large assortment to select from.
Practically AH Crops Harvested
and Sold. Services at Sweet
water Church. Many
We have had a most beautiful
fall, especially for gathering the
crops. Corn crop was so small,
owing to the continued dry weather,
that it has not taken so Idng to get
through with, and the same with
the potatoes and hay. Cotton is
about all gathered, ginned and sold,
I think. The fields look dark and
bare, like real winter. Yet, we are
having nice pleasant weather.
We are needing rain very badly
on account of sowing grain, 'tis so
3ry, and the ground so hard, that
the farmers can not get the plow
into the ground.
We wanted to have attended the
seivices at Sweetwater on Sunday,
but heard they did not have them
until half past four, and th it would
have made us into the dark getting
home, then all oui night work to
do. So decided to make a visit to
Mr. and Mrs. Milton Barkers.
Found Mr. and Mrs. George Bunch,
and son. Mr. Ben Bunch. Mrs.
Evin Barker, Mr. and Mrs. Wed
Barker, Mrs. S. V. Bunch, Mr. H.
L. and Miss L L. Bunch. So we
were quite a bunch of Bunches and
Barkers. Dr. and Mrs. Bunch and
son, were just on the eve of leaving
for Clark's Hill. We were glad to
hear they have slipped, up the hour
to half after three for the services,
andhope to be able to attend some
time, as we hear Mr. Allen is a fine
speaker. He is pastor of the North
Augusta church, also.
We were glad to see Mrs. Julia
TWne3 out on Saturday, and her
cold so much better. Mrs. Townes
and Mrs. Harrison went to town
together Saturday. . ,
Mrs. L. C. Baymon and Miss I.
L., Bunch, Messrs.- George, Henry
and. Marlin Mortlock, and Mrs. .Mar
tin Medlock, Messrs. Hugh Harri-,
son, Wiii Briggs, Harry Bunch and
children, J. 0. Scott and wife, all
were in the city, also Messrs. D. B.
Hammond, T. C. Hammond, Geo.
McKie and Tommie Humphres.
We were sorry to hear Miss Ge
nie Hammond is complaining and
hope she will soon be allright.
Hope Mrs. Theresa Adams will
soon recover from ber fail, glad
there were no bones broken.
We hear our new neighbors Mr.
and Mrs. William Holmond are
soon to erect a.'new house for them
selves, and one for their brother,
just down below Mrs. Harrison's.
We are glad to have more new
We have been hoping to have a
bridge over Foxes creek before the
winter rains set in, but as usual it
is stalled. All talk and no bridge.
Talk is not going to help us over
I the creek in time ol' high water.
Our roads too, need so many holes
and wash outs tilled in. Not from
recent rains, for we have not had
those, but of longstanding. I think
it is a shame that our roads have
not been worked this year, when it
has been such tine weather to put
them in good condition. Some
body please bump the Supervisor
over the roads down this way, each
and all all of them, so he will know
how badly they need working.
Ride him fast in an auto that hasn't
shock absorbers, and then he will
see how we fare. I hope then he
will get busy, and work them all.
Sunday was a day of great joy
and happiness for Mr. and Mrs. C.
H. Key. All of their children were
under the parental roof for the day.
I Mr. and Mrs. Hal Beman came up
from Augusta and Mrs. Charlie Key
brought his bonnie bride from
Columbia to see thc home folk for
the first time. And Bachelor Julian
Key likewise came over from Co
lumbia for the day. The family
circle has now considerably enlarged,
which added to the pleasure of the
occasion. Mr. and Mrs. Key are to
be congratulated upon rearing three
such splendid children, each one an
honor to their parents, and this
coming together for the first time
of all of the enlarged family circle
must have given them joy supreme.
A new shipment of Silk Sweaters
just received. Prices reasonable.
RED OAK GROVE
Sunday School Well Attended.
Missionary Ladies Meet.
. Committee Doing Work
For Our Soldiers.
Large attendance at Sunday
School. Our supt. Mr. W. M.
Agner is faithful, we know he. too,
is encouraged and that for the people
to continue to manifest their interest
by giving the S. S. their presence
will stimulate the work to efficiency.
Oar S. S. lessons are so full of
interest. We feel like to study the
lessons carefully much encourage
ment and assurance is obtained; that
our present war means victory for
our world's righteousness. How can
we feel other than God's hand is
back of it; just as it ruled.
Nehemiah 1:1-11. 2:1-11. /
May we as a people spend mach
time in prayer; pray in the spirit of
earnestness, just as Nehemiah for
the upbuilding of the beloved coun
try of his fathers.
May we murmur not at the pro
cedure of our government, but rather
pray for God-given guidance, being
then resign to the will of the Lord.
We are his and he will help us to
victory, if we in faith seek to do his
will. The cali reaches out to one
and all alike, a sacrifice that our
country must feel is to be made ou
the part of our nation. Aren't we
willing, then, to share the burdens.
Our Y. W. A. girls at Limestone
College continue their interest a:
Red Oak Grove, and will send some
part for programme at the meeting
to be held next Sunday p. m. at Miss
Ruby Dorn's 2 at o'clock p. m.
Our Social Circle work in the W.
M. U. is continuing in interest, and
is pioving helpful in different ways.
The meeting at Mrs. Lather
Timraerraan's was more largely aA
tended than at any previous meeting^
the interest was.. intensp. Oar
members seem to have caught the
i-d^-s or- learn your lenoir*' ?v???s?f
rieht conception ' of our subjects
seems to have entered the meeting,
which is quite conceivable.
We were delighted to have Mrs.
G. D. Mirna and Miss Nannie
Whatley come and bring knitted
articleg, they are now making for
Red Cross, giving our ladies the
much desired information concern
And another treat we so much
enjoyed was the presence of Mrs. A.
B. Young and her lovable daughter,
whose pleasure lies in that for her
mother. Mrs. Young had prepared
a paper on the illustration of "the
five talent'"-Matthew 25th, and it
gave each one new vision into life,
which was evident by the unbroken
attention given by the ladies. One
was obliged to catch the inspiration
of the spirit of consecration in
thought so plainly brought out by
the preparation of the work.
The committee.appointed by the
county chairman Mr. J. L. Minis for
the campaign of Y. M. C. A, is en
deavoring to do what they can.
We tell them to ea^h try to head
their list in highest contribution.
Oar W. M. Society at the business
meeting last Sunday appreciated so
much the presence of our honored
Pres. Mrs. Thurmond whose health
is yet quite feeble, but who ever
lends an inspiration to our meetings,
tho she feels her helplessness by her
inability to regularly be with us.
Notwithstanding dry weather the
little truck in gardens continue to
grow some, but soil is too dry to
plant seeds now.
Grain sowing continues, and if
the proper preparation is given the
grain will come up, giving the roots
a start and the danger of freeze will
probably be averted.
Mr. Luther Timmerman is home
for few days visit before leaving for
Jacksonville, Fla., where he has
been assigned employment at splen
Mr. J. B. Timmerman, of Green
wood, has many warm friends in this
section, who feel proud of the success
in his line of work for the govern
ment. He leaves today for Jackson
Modoc, S. C.
Nov. 12th, 1917.
Fresh Norfolk oysters always on
hand. Can serve you any style at
our restaurant or sell them in bulk
for the home.
Edgefield Fruit Co.