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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 1918
Meeting of Methodist Stewards.
Minister Injured by Fall.
Rummage Sale. Sur
On last Thursday the stewards of
the Methodist church of Johnston,
Harmony and Ward met in the
home of Rev. J. H. Thacker, pastor
of these three Methodist churches.
There were several business matters
discussed, and the salary of the pas
tor was raised to ?1800. After all
business Rev. and Mrs. Thacker in
vited them to an enjoyable turkey
The friends of Mr. Clarence Mob
ley are delighted to see him here
again after a long absence. Mr.
Mobiey has with him, Mr. Gossett,
a piano tuner of skill, and these two
have been traveling out west in in
terest of their special lines of busi
Miss Ella Mobiey, who has a po
sition in Columbia, spent the first of
the week here with her sister, Miss
Every one is glad to know of the
honois that came to the home boys.
Lieuts. William and .David Ouzts
have been promoted to the rank of
first lieutenants and Mr. Benj. Lew
is to sergeant.
Mr. W. S. Mobiey of Thompson,
Ga., spent the week end here with
his father, Dr. ?5. G. Moble3\
The news of the death of Mrs.
Beulah Reamer McElhenny, which
occurred last week at her home in
Ellenton, was received hear with
sorrow, and had the information
reached here in time there would
have been several who would have
attended the funeral.
Mr. Willie Pearce Stevens of the'
U. S. Navy is here for a short while
at the home of his father, Mr. P. C.
Stevens. Ile is just at home from
a ten days' stay in France, having
gone on the "George Washington,"
he working as oiler in engine room.
It is very interesting to here bim
tell of his experience, and on last
Friday morning he spent an hour at
the High school, where lie told of
the incidents of the trips, and how
France appeared to him.
The father of Rt-v. M. L. Rester,
pastor of the Lutheran church, suf
fered a fall last week and broke the
bone of a lower limb. Mr. Kester
and his little daughter have both
been sick, and he was unable to go
to see him at the time.
Dr. and Mrs. Horace WTright of
Georgetown are expected soon to
visit in the home of Miss Clara
Miss Annie "Watkins and Mr.
Wilbur Watkins of Cross Hill are
visiting in the home of their aunt,
Mrs. A. P. Lott.
Mrs. Mattie Caswells, the widow
of the late W. P. Cassel ls, has re
turned to Johnston to reside, having
been in Columbia since the death of
her husband several years ago. She
bas rooms here with a friend of
Mrs. Hey ward of Beaufort has
been visiting her daughter, Miss
Sallie Ileyward, in the home of Dr.
J. A. Do bey.
On last Saturday afternoon the
Mary Ann Buie chapter conducted a
second rummage sale, and mad?;
$20.75, a previous sale adding *24
also to treasury. The most of this
is for war relief work, the chapter
being especially interested in aiding
at the American hospital in France.
Col. Robert Levell of Newberry
spent Sunday here in the home of
Mr Joseph Wright.
Mrs. J. M. Turner was very sick
during the past week, and is still
confined to her room. Her friends
trust that she will soon be much
Mr. anr" Mrs. M. W. Crouch en
tertained with a very pleasant din
ing on Thursday in compliment to
Lieut. Early and Mrs. Early of
Mr. Oscar Padgett recently fell
from his piazza, and an ankle bone
was broken, which has caused him
to be confined to the house. His
friends hope that the healing will be
rapid, and that he can soon be out
Mrs. T. R. Denny of Aiken was
a welcome visitor here last week in
the horne of Mrs. W. J. Hatcher.
Miss Long of Edgefield was the
guest last week of Misses Elliott
and Con ja Hardy.
Miss Merchant of Saluda is the
(Continued on Fourth Page.)
Bad Weather Interferes With
Church Service. Officers
Elected For Sweetwater
I have been so shut in, have not
been able to gather an j' Hardy's
news. Hardy's service Sunday
was too miserable to go out in. I
heard Mr. and Mrs. Walter Stevens
were the only ones brave enough to
go, for the last two service days.
Thursday and Saturday I went to
Augusta. Saturday lots of we coun
try people were there, from all
about. We met several friends,
from Trenton, as well as near us,
all so glad to be able to get out from
a fire without freezing.
Sunday, we went in the morning
to see Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Fouche
for a little while, and found Mr. H.
F. Cooper and Franklin Cooper
there. Mr. Fouche proposed we
go out to Sunday school at Sweet
water that afternoon. We agreed
and came home to get ready. They
too, came for us and took us over.
They did not recite the lesson that
afternoon, as it was the day for re
organizing and re-electing officers.
Some one proposed gelling through
that business before the lesson. Mr.
II. L. Bunch was asked to take the
chair and act as moderator during
the election. The whole time then
was taken up with that. Mrs.
John Mathews was findly elected
snperintendent, Mr. Leslie Shaw
assistant. Mr. Mealing Hunch sec
retary, Mrs. Fred Harker was elec
ted organist. The same teachers to
continue. I wish it were so I could
attend that Sunday school regularly
as we cannot have one over this
There were not so many as usual
at Sunday school last Sunday, as
there is some sickness in thc neigh
borhood. Mr. James McCain's lit
tle son James was right sick. I
beaid Monday he is improving, I
hope he will soon be up again.
Mrs. Julia Townes came home
from there Monday and said he had
no fever when she left bim.
Messrs. H. L. and H. G. Bunch
and Will Briggs went to EPgefield
Monday and found almost every
thing closed up like a holiday ac
cording to law. I think though
they were enabled to transact their
business. I accompanied them as
far as Mr. Julio8 Vann's, where I
went to visit Mrs. Vann, enjoying
every minute of my stay.
Mr. II. L. Bunch met our friend
Mr George A McKie and his charm
ing wife in at Mr. Hugh Middle
ton's office Saturday while in Au
Mr. and Mrs. McKie are on a
vixit to Mr. McKie's sister, Mrs.
Henry Mc.Elmurry of Grovetown,
Ga. They had some of Mr. Mc
Elmurry'g daughters with them.
They expect to go in a few days
to Florida, hunting a warmer cli
mate, it has been so intensely cold
in Kansas City, Missouri.
We hear Mr. and Mrs. L. S.
Reese are receiving congratulations
on the birth of a daughter.
Telegram From State Food Ad
The County Food Administrator
received the following telegram
from State Food Administrator
William Elliott Tuesday morning
showing that the regulations issued
I by President Wilson and the food
administration department Satur
day-published in Sunday's daily
papers-have the effect of a law en
acted by the National Congress, and
must be obeyed:
Columbia, S. C.
J. L. M i ms,
County Food Administrator,
Edgetield, S. C.
The President's proclamation re
quiring an equal weight of substi
tutes with wheat Hour is the law, is
imperative, and I want you to en
force il Monday morning (last Mon
day). It must be strictly obeyed.
No exceptions are allowed. ? Con
tracts for flour afford no excuse
but aggregate conditions. Prohibit
merchants from filling such con
tracts unless pound for pound of
substitute flour is sold at the same
tune. Distinction should Le clearly
drawn between this proclamation
which makes it a law and other rul
ings which arc matters of advice
published in the papers.
Food Regulations 1
Wilson That M
Washington, Jan. 25.-President
Wilson tonight placed the country
on stricter food rations.
In a proclamation he limited
wholesalers, jobbers and retailers to
.79 per cent, of their 1917 wheat
flour requirements and bakers to 80
per cent. He calls for observance
of two wheatless days, Monday and
Wednesday, one wheatless and one
meatless meal daily, meatless Tues
day and porkless Saturday.
Simultaneously thc food admin
istration announced its new victory
bread, to contain 20 per cent of ce
reals other than wheat after Feb.
24. It also announced Tuesday
would be a porkless day in addition
Despite the drastic nature of the
regulations, both President Wilson
and the food administration expect
hearty co-operation from dealers
These drastic steps are necessa
ry to provide wheat for Europe, the
food administration stated. Thirty
per cont of America's normal wheat
consumption must bc sent to our
allies. Only radical cuts in the
American bill of fare will provide
thc l?,000;000 bushels monthly
the allies require.
Only part of the new food regula
tions will be compulsory under the
powers possessed by the fool ad
ministration. Dealers can be check
ed through licensing but rho food
administration freely admitted to
night that it would depend on the
patriotism of the American house
wife to force observance of thc new
"Victory" .War Bread.
"Victory" war bread, the new na
tional loaf, is expected to pvovide
the big saving in wheat consumption
and win the. war.. " .
Graham and whole wheat breads
will be classed as victory breads and
the real war loaf will be that mixed
by substituting 20 per cent of rice
flour, corn meal, potato flour, oat
meal, buckwheat :lcur, sweet pota
to flour, Soya beean flour and other
substitutes. Retailers are ordered
to sell wheat flour only with an equal
amount of one of these substitutes.
Housewives need not mix these in
their baking, though this is urged.
President Wilson in his proclama
tion ordered reduction wheat by 30
per cent, "a reduction imperatively
necessary to provide the supply for
over seas." Wholesalers, jobbers
and retailers, he stated, may pur
chase and re-sell to their customers
only 70 per cent of their last
In addition, he declared that all
manufacturers of biscuits, crackers,
pastry and breakfast cereals should
reduce consumption of wheat flour
70 p^r cent also. Bakers, including
hotels and other establishments who
have their own ovens, are restricted
to 80 per cent of their present re
quirements. Housewives are to he
limited to 70 per cent of their last
Substitution of potatoes, vegeta
bles, corn, barley, oats and rice pro
ducts is urged to make up the wheat
"In order that consumption may
be restricted to this extent," the
president stated, "Mondays and
Wednesdays should be observed as
wheatless days each week, and one
meal each day should be observed
as a wheatless meal."
In order to reduce thc consump
tion of beef, pork and sheep pro
ducts, Tuesday will be meatless day
and one meatless meal will be ob
served daily. Porkless Saturday is
provided for by the president and
included pork, bacon, ham, fresh or
smoked, and lard in its ban.
Economy in use of sugar was de
manded by the president for the
time being and rigid cutting down
of waste among other foodstuffs.
These requirements will not un
dermine the health of the people.
Expert dieticians were consulted by
the food administration before it
planned it:; new rationing scheme
and thc present demands arc en*
tircly safe from a public health
point of view, the food administra
tion declared tonight.
New regulations arc effective
Issued by President
ust be Obeyed.
Victory bread, however, will con
tain only 5 per cent, wheat sub
stitutes to start with but a gradual
increase is planned until February
24 when only 80 per cent, of wheat
flour will be allowed in victory
Macaroni, spaghetti, noodles,
crackers and breakfast food will not
escape the new cut. Manufacturers
of these products are restricted to
70' per cent, of their 1917 con
sumptior in corresponding months.
While the food administration has
expressed the preference that the
evening meal be the wheatless one,
State" lood administrators will an
nounce which is to be the wheatless
meal in their states.
These regulations were based on
the necessity of saving 300,000 tons
of flour a month for our allies. If
the 30 per cent, reduction in do
mestic consumption can be effected,
this surplus will be provided. Fail
ure of? the conservation plan will be
indicated by the extent to which the
300,000 tons assigned to the allies
must cut into to relieve domestic
demands. Every effort will be made
to force consumption down to the
The food administration statement
was in part as follows:
"The effectiveness of these rules
is dependent solely upon thc good
will bf and the willingness to sacri
fice by the American people. In the
last analysis, thc success or failure
of any plan such as that here out
lined re.^s with the people. We are
dependent upon the co-operation of
the trades. We have but one police
force-the American woman, and
we depend upon her to organize in
co-operation with our state and lo
cal food administrators to se- that
these rules are obeyed by tha?~small
minorjb ."who may fail. Part of the
r?les^^ill be 'enforced under ' -the
Lever food act; other parts are vol
untary and will depend for their suc
cess upon public sentiment. Our
experience hitherto has shown a
willingness of the vast majority of
consumers and a full co-operation
of the tiades to undergo the self
sacrifice necessary to render such
measures effective. The small mi
nority who refuse to co-operate
should not be allowed to defeat thc
. "1.-As their part in reducing the
consumption of wheat flour, the
consumers of the country are call
ed upon, purchasing such flour to
buy at the same time an equal
weight of thc other cereals (corn
meal, corn starch, corn flour, homi
ny, corn grits, barley flour, rice
flour, rice, oatmeal, rolled oats,
buckwheat flour, potato flour, sweet
potato flour, Soya bean flour and fe
terita flours and meals.) The house
wife may uss these products separ
ately in making bread, <--tkes anc*
pastry, or mix them ns she thinks
The retailers are to sell wheat
flour only with an equal weight of
these other cereals.
"2-Consumers will be able to ob
tain mixed cereal bread from their
bakers, who will be required under
the license regulations to mix five
per cent, of other cereals with their
wheat flour, both in bread and rolls,
and will be required gradually to in
crease this substitution until, be
ginning February 24, a minimum of
20 per cent, of such cereals is to be
used. The food administration
strongly urges on consumers the
buying of this bread, which will be
known as victory bread, and will
contain not less than 20 per cent,
of cereals other than wheat. Gra
ham or whole wheat bread will also
be given that name, because, con
taining as they do 25 per cent, more
of the wheat grain than ordinary
white broad, they, too, will serve
the purpose of saving wheat flour.
"If you bake bread at home, use
wheat substitutes; if you buy it, buy
only victory bread.
-Manufacturers of macaroni,
spaghetti, noodles, crackers, break
fust foods, pie, cake anil pastry aro
not to purchase to exceed 70 per
cent, of the wheat flour they used
during the corresponding months of
1917. These manufacturers will be
performing a patriotic service by
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UNCLE IV" WRITES,
Wheatless and Meatless Days
for Men and Oatless Days
for Horses. Farmers
Will Sow Again.
Dear Old Advertiser:
After a long silence I will at
tempt to write you. 'Tis early in
the morning, just about sunrise.
I went to bed last night with you
on my mind, and after an almost
sleepless nicht I still was thinking
of you. Why it i? so, I cannot un
derstand; so I will see it writing
you will relieve my mind.
As I lay on my bed my mind
took in a review-the condition of
our country at the present time
and I thought of the soldiers of the
LT. S. iu France, and I admit it was
not pleasant to think on. I also
thought of our boys in training in
the many camps (1 have one there)
in the United States, and my very
heart and soul went out to them.
I also had other thoughts that I
cannot understand; but one of them
was tb is : The food administrator
or the government lias asked and
insists on wheatless, meatless and
sugarless days, which is all right;
but there came another thought, and
it was this: Yes, and God has said
in a very decided wav, oatless days
for the mules and horses, for the six
weeks freeze has killed the oats and
the wheat-if not killed, badly hurt.
And again there comes n thought:
In Europe men are killing each
other almost daily; and in the
United States of America the like
of pneumonia, meningitis and other
[diseases are rilling graves daily.
Not only from the ranks of the sol
dier boys in the camp, but every
where. The old, middle aged, fath
ers, mothers, young men and wo
men, boys and girls and the little
Why, sir, in the neighborhood in
which I live pneumonia is prevailing,
and to-day a mother is to be buried,
leaving four children motherless and
a husband in grief and sorrow, she
being the third to be buried in the
neighborhood in the last bree
weeks-one a week;?ind otherssick
three of them very sick. The phy
sician attending them says he has
never known or heard of such in all
his practice of several years. What
does it all mean? Is it not God
speaking, and sacing to all: "Pre
pare to meet thy God," for meet
Him we must sooner or later. Is it
a fact that men and nations have
forgotten God and seeking every
thing else? I have come to the
conclusion that such is the case, and
if it is so, the terrible war now rag
ing is only the beginning of trouble.
Look out men and nations, and re
member that God will not hold His
anger forever. Oh, no! Ile always
has and always will punish men
when they sin.
Now I have had my say, and I
feel better for saying it, and will
tell about the unprecedented freeze
of six weeks, commencing on Satur
day before the second Sunday in
December; and on last Monday
moraine it was a sight to behold
trees covered and bending in ice,
icicles hanging from the eaves of
houses from twelve to fifteen inches,
and possibly longer, but this morn
ing is almost like spring weather.
No farm work has been done, or
very little, and during the six weeks
of extreme cold weather there were
very few days, if any days, that ice
could not be found. The ground
was frozen several inches deep, and
it reminded me of the winter 18S0,
when the ground stayed frozen for
I can hear of some farmers that
are going to sow oats as soon as the
weather will admit. I tell them if
they can get the seed to sow some
anyway. That is what I intend do
ing, but some say what is the use,
for two winters they have had their
crops killed, and I tell them of the
little poem about "If at first you
don't succeed, try, try again," and
to make it stronger, I tell them of
tlie discouraged general, after losing
two battles went into a barn to rest
and brood over his defeats, and was
attracted by a spider that was try
ing to catch a hold on a beam so as
to spin his web. The little spider
failed once, niuo, but tho third at
tempt it succeeded in its object, and
from that try again of the spider he
took courage, and in bis next en
gagement he won.
No, just at this critical time in
the life of the United States wei
Very Bad Roads. Good Ser
mon at Antioch. Sickness
in Community. Young
We are all enjoying these pretty
spring-like days, and know how to
appreciate pretty weather; only wish
it would last awhile.
We have awful roads now, as tbe
lumber wagons haye just complete
ly ruined them to Parksville-cut
them up so badly they are almost
impassable. Our road s are never
worked like they ought to be.
Don't think the supervisor knows
there is a road through here. Would*
like to make him acquainted with
these lovelv roads of ours.
Miss Lou Lanier, from South
Georgia, is visiting her grandfather,
Mr. Jim Lanier.
Mr. Tom Wood has moved to
Parksville. Think he made a bad
move, as he has lost one of his
daughters already and has a son-in
law, Mr. Frank Bass, from North
Carolina. We were sorry to seo
Miss Ada leave us so soon.
Mr. Tom Burnett and sister, Mies
Janie Burnett, have just gotten over
the measle-. Hope they killed it
out, so it wont go and farther
Mr. Capers DeLaughter is on the
sick list-has been for a week or
more. Think be has fever. Hope
him a speedy recovery.
Mr. Lee McIntyre from North
Carolina is a visitor at the home of
Mr. 0. W. Burnett.
Mr. Trap Burton carried a crowd
of girls to rioe in his nev/ Ford Sun
day P. M. He can get them to ride
with him now, you bet. All you
need ia a Ford, boys.
Mr- John R. DeLaughter is quite
busy these days building him a gar
age. He is well pleased with his
kerosene eugine. It does the work.
Messrs. Earl Wash, Guss CheaW
hara, Tom Corley and Eugene Cor
ley enjoyed a hunt with Mr. George
DeLaughter and Mr. Tom Burnett
Saturday. Think they caught cold
and killed time.
We attended services at Antioch
Sunday. Enjoyed the sermon very
much. Think we have a tine pas
Mr. Frap Seiglor passed through
Saturday P. M. on his way to Mr.
Monroe Mathis to spend the night,
so he would be near Red Hill Sun
day ; but he came back earlier than
usual. Don't know what happened
to him. She might have had an
Mr. George Mathis is spending a
few days with hi3 daughter, Mrs.
Tom Williams, in the Cleora sec
Honor Roll Edgefield Graded
and High School.
First Grade: William Byrd, Mary
Cantelou, Jim Covar. Elizabeth Kemp,
William Lynch, Jorothy .Marsh, Wal
ton Mims, Janie DJwards, George Ed
ward Sheppard, Martha Stewart.
Second Grade: Fitzmaurice Byrd,
Rudolph Davis, Carolyn Dorn,. Mazie
Kemp, Hiram Lowe, Ned Nicholson,
John Nixon, Byrnes Ouzts, Harry
Paul, Maurice Hubenstein, J. R. Tim
merman, Mary Thurmond.
Third Grade: Elizabeth Johnson,E f
fie Allen Lott, June Nicholson, Mar
garet Strom, Martha Thurmond.
Fourth Grade: Albert Rainsford.
Fifth Grade: Robert Tompkins, Mae
Sixth Grade: Isabell Byrd, Gladys
Lawton, Elizabeth Lott, John Wells.
Seventh Grade: Raymoud Folk,
Helen Nicholson, Robert Ouzts, Lil
lian Pattison, William Strom, George
Tompkins, Mitchell Wells,
Ninth Grade: Corolee Cogburn,
Frances Jones, Sara Lyon, Edith
Ouzts, Norma Shannonhouse.
Tenth Grade: Margaret Blocker, Ed
Eleventh Grade: Annie Sou Broad
water, Velma Cogburn, Anna May
Culbreath, Neta Ouzts.
cannot afford not to do our best,
and if at first we don't succeed, sow
Love to you and all your readers.