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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1917
Floral Tributes. Young Ma
tron's Club Met. Other
Clubs Active. Women
One of the principles upon which
the U. D. C. is founded is memorial
and it always pays tribute to the
soldier. The D. A. R. also always hon
ors the memory of brave heroes.
On last Tuesday was laid to rest
in Edgefield county soil, the body of
noble young Frank P. Salter, of
Trenton, who lost his life in service
for his country while in training on
the aviation fields of Texas. To place
upon his bier, the Mary Ann Buie
chapter, U. D. C. and Emily Geiger
chapt^- "n. A. R. sent laurel wreaths,
each tied with streamers in the col
ors of the organizations, red and
.white for the one, and the red, white
and blue for the other.
Mrs. Frank Bland is at home from
a visit to her sister, Mrs. J: T. Wel
ling in Darlington.
Mrs. W. B. Ouzts has returned
from Tennville, Ga., where she visit
ed in the home of her father, Dr. C.
Mrs. Charlotte V. Spearman of
Newberry is visiting her niece, Mrs.
M. T. Turner.
Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Bouknight,
Mrs. C. W. Bouknight and Miss Leila
Bouknight of Florida are guests in
the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
Mr. Pope Simmons left on Monday
for Wofford college. Mr. Simmons
graduated here at the high school
this spring, leading his class.
Mr. and Mrs. James Cullum and lit
tle daughter have returned to Hurts
ville after a visit to relatives.
Mr. John Duncan and family are
now occupying a part of the Dozier
Dr. and Mrs G. D. Walker and lit
tle Elizabeth returned on Friday
from the mountains. Miss Orlena
Cartledge, who had been summering
there returned with them.
Mrs. Walsh and Miss Jennie Walsh
of Sumter have been guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Bartow Walsh.
Mrs. James White returned on Fri
day from Little Mountain where she
spent the sumer for the benefit of her
Mrs. Pickens Kinard and her son,
Mr. Ben Kinard of Greenwood were
guests last week of the former's sis
ter, Mrs. P. N. Lott.
The Young Matrons' Club met
with Mrs. Wallace Turner on Friday
afternoon this being the first meeting
of the fall season. The members all
brought their sewing bags and spent
the time with fancy work and knit
ting. Several of the members were
just at home from their summer
trips, so it was very pleasant to be
together again. The hostess, assisted
by Misses Marion and Grace Turner
served frozen cream and nabiscoes
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hendrix and
Miss Floride Hendrix of Leesville,
were recent guests in the home *f
Mr. J. M. Turner.
Miss Hallie White, who is teaching j
at Leesville, spent the week-end here !
with the homefolks.
Mr. Manning Simmons continues j
quite sick with fever, a trained nurse
having been called in to nurse him.
? Mil. . I-I ?
Mrs. M. E. Norris has been for a
visit to relatives in Macon, Ga.
Mrs. Alice Cox is visiting relatives
Miss Mary Wates went to Converse j
college on Monday, holding a scho
larship of $100 there.
The New Century Club met Tues
day afternoon with Mrs. P. B. Waters
and Miss Mallie Waters as hostesses.
Miss Clara Sawyer, president, made
a short talk concerning club welfare
and co-operation. The year book com
mittee, Mesdames J. W. Marsh, I*. M.
Boyd and J. A. Dobey, gave out to
the members attractive year books
in the club colors, green and white,
these being written. The subject for
the course of study is "Current
Events." Mrs. P. B. Waters reported
24 books sent during the summer to
the tubercular ward at Camp Jack
son. The members were requested to
make a report of all the canning and
preserving and hand in at the next
meeting. Several committees were ap
pointed to facilitate the work along
lines of war activities, social service
and home economics. An information
program was rendered with Mrs. H.
D. Grant as leader, being assisted by
Mrs. C. D. Kenny and Misses Alma
Woodward and Mallie Waters. The
hostess served frozen cream and cake.
Mrs. James Huiet and two hand
some little sons have returned to
Trilby, Fla., after spending some
time here in the home of Mrs. Mamie
Huiet. They will be greatly missed.
The "We Are Twelve" Club, which
is composed of matrons, gave little
Janie Fulton Brooke a shower on
Thursday afternoon, her mother be
ing a member of the club. A pretty
gift box containing a dainty piece
of lingerie and other articles, was
presented to the mother after the
members had arrived. This was quite
a surprise but one of the members
had told Mrs. Brooke that she would
call that afternoon so that she would
be sure to be at home. Mrs. Brooke
was very appreciative of the box,
which was presented by the president
of the club, Mrs. J. W. Marsh, and
she thanked each one. for her little
Mr. and Mrs. E. O. Crouch are now
domiciled in the Harrison residence.
Everyone was delighted to wel
come Joseph Cox, now of Camp Jack
son, last week. Camp life agrees with
him and he made a fine appearance
in his uniform.
Mrs. James Tompkins entertained
most delightfully at her home near
town, in honor of her guest, Miss
Mae Tompkins of Edgefield, on last
Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Tompkins
is a gracious hostess and every one
passed two very happy hours.
Everyone is delighted to see Miss
Maud Nickerson back at her post
in the store of Mr. H. W. Crouch.
Two other young ladies now fill
places made vacant by the departure
of the young" men: Miss Kathleen
Hart and Miss Holmes. At J. Neil
Lott's, Miss Fannie Ferrell has charge
of the counters of most interest to
the ladies and Mrs. John Wright and
Miss Myrtis Smith are with M. R.
Wright and Bro.
Navy's Program to Secure Its
Washington, Sept. 22.- The pro
gram under which the navy and the
marine corps will secure the men here
after needed was annouunced .by Sec
retary Daniels after conferences with
representatives of his departments.
The marine corps and the provost
marshall general office.
The navy is to have an average of
fifteen thousand men monthly, while
the marine corps will get five thous
and for four months and fifteen hun
dred each month thereafter.
Of the navy's allotment of 15,000
it may enlist or enroll men who have
special qualification for certain navy
work, but the remainder will come
fr ?ta "the run of the draft," navy
officials calling out skilled men to
meet as far as possible the special
needs of the service.
To Get Higher Pay.
Men who now hold or may hereaf
ter be given deferred classification
on account of dependency will be
permitted to enlist in the navy, as the
higher pay is expected to do away
with the possibility of hardships to
the dependents. Those who have had
previous service in the navy also will
be permitted to re-enlist. In no case,
however, not even from the draft
will the navy accept men who cannot
read, write and speak the English
language, nor will it accept men not
citizens of the United States or con
scientious objectors. Much the same
system will be followed in enlisting
men both in the navy and marine
corps. Naval recruiting stations will
be known as "mobilization centers"
each having a different territory to
service and will be established at cen
tral points. Marine corps, recruiting
offices also will be kept open.
Manner of Application.
Men desiring to enter either the
navy or marine corps will be required
to make application at the proper
recruiting office. When men are ac
cepted for the navy the mobilization
officers will apply for them through
the draft boards, but in the case of
men qualified to enter the marine
corps, the recruiting office will send
a request to the provost, marshal gen
eral for their enrollment and the
provost marshal general then will or
der the local boards having jurisdic
tion to enroll them.
Navy mobilization points announc
ed by Secretary Daniels include: Nor
folk for Virginia, West Virginia and
South Carolina; Atlanta for Georgia,
Alabama and Florida.
FOR RENT- Two good farms on
the J. T. Ouzts place-good cotton
and corn land.
Red Cross Activities.
The Red Cross rooms for the past
week or so have shown signs of
great activity. We were instructed to
clear out the work rooms of all class
es of work preparatory to our fall
allotments. The auxiliaries have sent
in all of their beautifully made gar
ments and last week a number of
women and children met every after
noon at the rooms for the purpose
of cutting scraps and making ambu
lance pillows, one hundred and thirty
of which have been finished and sent
on to Atlanta.
Materials fer these pillows were
donated by the following: Mrs. D. B.
Hollingsworth, Mrs. "A. E. Padgett,
Mr. Will Strom, Mr. Rodger Hill,
Mrs. J. H. Nicholson and Mrs. Abner
Broadwater, who gave cotton; Miss
Collett and Mrs. Woodson, feathers
for twelve pillows; Miss Butler, Mrs.
Alice Jones, Mrs. Mellichamp, Mrs.
Broadwater, Miss Collett. Mrs. Wood
son, Mrs. Jim Byrd, Mrs. Henry Hill,
cloth for cases and other ladies who
brought in scraps for clipping. The
Trenton branch sent in thirty finished
pillows, also some of the auxiliaries
among them Red Hill and Red Oak
Grove, brought in pillows. In addi
tion to these pillows the output of
the chapter for the month of August
and part of September has been two
hundred and fifty four pairs of un
der drawers, two hundred and three
undershirts, four sweaters, six pairs
of socks and six full infants' layectes.
These represent about two hundred
garments for use of new born in
fants of France or Belgium.
The present week is devoted to
gathering up second hand clothing
for the Belgian refugees. All classes
of good garments are needed and if
any one has not been visited by some
member of the committee appointed
for the purpose of collecting these
garments we hope that they will see
that they do not lose this opportunity,
A new kind of allotment has been
received by our chapter. It is tti?
collection of hospital linen. A'notice'
of this appears elsewhere in the pa
per. Mrs. Jas. Byrd has been put in
charge of a special committee for
this work and next week some mem
ber of this committee will visit every
home in the community and solicit
household linen. The things needed
and for which we have received our
allotment are bath towels, hand tow
els, handkerchiefs, 18 by 18 inches,
napkins 14 by 14 inches and un
bleached single bed sheets. We hope
to more than meet our allotment of
these things, but we can not do it
without the help of our friends. We
hope that each of our country auxil
iaries will remember this allotment
and do their part in helping us fill it.
Even one towel from each member of
the auxiliary would be of great help.
A good idea in getting up the hand
kerchiefs is to take a yard of cam
bric, cut it into four squares, hem
them and send them in. Thus for the
cost of one ordinary handkerchief,
and a little work, four would be se
I think it will be well for the gen
eral public to be informed as to the
women in charge of the work rooms
so give here thc personnel:
Director of Woman's Work, Miss
Sarah R. Collett; Supervisor of Sur
gical Dressings, Miss Mary Butler;
Supervisor of Hospital Garments and
Supplies, Mrs. Agatha A. Woodson;
Supervisor of General Supplies and
Knitting, and Belgian Relief Work,
Mrs. J. H. Nicholson; Chapter Buyer
and Shipper, Mrs. Lovic Minis; Chief
Clerk, Mrs. J. B. Kennerly.
Cur rooms are, during the coming
week, to be put into thoroughly sani
tarl condition for the fall work, and
Miss Butler will soon be ready for
more workers in the Surgical Dress
ings room, at which time it is hoped
that, in addition to the regular work
ers we will have many volunteers.
Our Trenton branch has purchased
a knitting machine and is prepared
to turn out a fine amount of work
A. A. Woodson,
Member Publicity Committee.
Death in Meriwether.
The friends of Mr. Herbert L.
Bunch of Meriwether were deeply
pained to learn of his death early
this morning. The writer has lost a
personal friend who was very dear
to us. Only a short time ago he was
a guest in our home. A fuller notice
of his death will appear next week.
Edgefield county had no better citi
zen than Herbert Bunch.
Linen Shower For Red Cross.
The plan referred to, known as
the "Linen Shower" is to ask each
family'.; ; to contribute one article or
a set pf articles of household linen
from their reserve stock. In this way,
without material reduction either of
the household stock or of the sources
of supply, large quantities of useful
articles can be secured for Red Cross
worJk ahd it is hoped that chapters in
all pavts of the country will join in
this';plan of filling the present re
TI <? Time For The Shower.
AU "chapters in the United States
are teing called on to provide their
share:.: of these articles during the
week/jjeommencing September 30th,
191&\?We know that your chapter will
co-operate in the matter at this time,
givi^'the plan the widest possible
publicity. Every article contributed
willare put to real use in hospitals
whose.' equipment and facilities are
being.sorely tried. We hope that ev
ery'[householder in your section will
hav?jSr-'part in the Linen Shower and
once -again show that the Red Cross
can/fljl every need for relief.
The. Red Cross Commissioner for
France has cabled that the hospitals
are in urgent need of the following
1,250,000 Bath Towels.
. . 2,500,000 Hand Towels.
The American Red Cross Head
quarters at Washington has careful
ly considered the best way of filling
From: Bureau of Chapter Produc
tion, A. R. C. Healey Building, At
To: Director Woman's Work, Edge
field Chapter, A. R. C., Edgefield,
S. C. :
We have this day alloted your
chapter.- the following articles, as
your part of the Southern Division's
quota of allotment: 58 Bath Towels,
11-7.-aud Towels, 81 Handkerchiefs,
5 N : ' ins/ 27 Sheets.
Bath Towels: Approximate dimen
ensions, 19 by 38 inches; Code No.,
Hand Towels: Approximate dimen
sions, 18 by 30 inches; Code No.,
Handkerchiefs: 18 by 18 inches,
Code No. S. 135.
Napkins: 14 by 14 inches, Code
No. S. 117.
Sheets: 64 by 102 inches; Code
No., 110 A.
(These sheets should be heavy un
bleached muslin finished with 2 inch
hem at top and 1 inch hem at bot
The articles should be new or sub
stantially new and should be of
strong rather than of fine texture.
Wherever possible obtan new mate
rials without purchase.
Sterling G. McNees,
A committee composed of the fol
lowing ladies will solicit for this
shower: Mrs. James S. Byrd, chair
man; Mrs. B. L. Minis, Mrs. B. E.
Nicholson, Mrs. W. A. Byrd, Mrs.
J. G. Alford, Misses May Tompkins,
Ruth DeLoach, Virginia Addison,
June Rainsford, Miriam Norris, Kath-1
crine Butler and Julia Folk.
Save Fruit Pits.
Every citizen of South Carolina
has an opportunity to aid the govern
ment in its fight against Prussianism.
A great campaign has been launch
ed to procure materials with which
to combat German poison pas. One of
the essentials in the iras mask design
ed to protect thc American soldiers
from poison gas is carbon. As the
quality of the carbon determines in
ja large measure the efficiency of the
gas mask, it is important that every
effort be made to procure these ma
terials from which the best carbon j
can be procured.
There is a serious shortage of the
best raw materials and the coopera
tion of all citizens is urged so that
the best raw materials can be se
Below is a list of fruit pits and nut
shells to be collected. Most of these
materials are now going to waste.
When it is realized that these waste
materials will save the lives of Amer
ian soldiers, every effort should be
made to see that no more go to waste.
The people of South Carolina are
urged to save the following for the
use of the army : peach stones or pits,
prune pits, plum pits, olive pits, date
seeds, cherry seeds, Brazil nut shells
and the shells of hikory nuts, walnuts
and butter nuts.
All pits and stones should be care
fully dried in an oven or in the sun
The Conservation and Reclamation
Division at Camp Wadsworth, S. C.
has been instructed by the Quarter
master General's office to collect all
pits and stones going to waste in the
camp. The division desires the coop
eration of the people of South Caro
lina in the campaign. Pits and stones
from the above named fruits whicl
are sent to the Conservation and Re
clamation Division will be forwardec
to the gas defense school for use. Un
fortunately there is not a fund avail
able for paying the express or parcel
post charge on the pits and stones.
Patriotic citizens are urged to send
the pits and stones from fruits' to the
Conservation and Reclamation Divi
sion, Camp Wadsworth, S. C. postage
prepaid. It is hoped to collect sever
al thousand pounds of these materials
in the State.
Service Flag Exercise at Horn's
Nearly every Sunday there is a
patriotic service held in one of our
communities in honor of our boys in
the service. Horn's Creek, one of the
most historic of all our churches, cel
ebrated such an event on Sunday
morning last beginning at 11:30
As the congregation arrived and
entered the church their eyes caught
the vision of the flag of our country,
Old Glory, suspended over the pulpit,
on a frame work of white and blue
and with a beautiful green palm in
the foreground and miniature as well
as larger flags everywhere, adding to
the feeling of patriotism which our
"stars and stripes" are hourly pro
ducing in the hearts of the American
The meeting was called to order
by Col. S. B. Mays, Miss Sallie May
Miller presiding at the organ.
After devotions, little Miss Susan
?Mathis with the congr?gation stand
ing, played "The Star Spangled ban
ner," while Uncle Sam and Miss Co
lumbia, impersonated by Mr. Bryan
and Miss Una Ryan, who has three
brothers in the army, walked up op
posite aisles and from behind the
platform gradually drew our coun
try's flag from over the beautiful
Service flag containing fourteen
stars, as Miss Smith recited that
beautiful selection, "The Service
The roll of men was called by Mor
ris Ryan and responded to by S. D.
Mays, a soldier and sailor present.
Mrs. J. D. Mathis and Mrs. Wal
lace Wise sang a duet, "Where Is
My Wandering Boy Tonight?" and
Susan Mathis, whom everyone loves
to hear, sang an appropriate war
Hon. B. E. Nicholson made the pa
triotic address, which was full of
practical advice and interspersed
with interesting incidents of the he
roism of our boys at the front and
the women of the allied countries.
The last song was, "God Bless Our
The following are the fourteen
soldiers and sailors from Horn's
Sam B. Mays.
Sam D. Mays.
B. L. Horne.
Ben Ryan. 1
Calhoun Mays. N
Edgefield has been greatly dis
tressed over thc unfortunate acci
dent which befell Capt. P. M. Fel
tham in a training camp near Wash
ington, D. C., last week. He was drill
ing his company in the use of hand
grenades and one exploded in his
hand, lacerating it so that the hand
had to be amputated at the wrist.
Mrs. Feltham was en route to Wash
ington to visit Capt. Feltham when
she was informed of the unfortunate
accident. He will probably come home
as soon as he is able to travel.
invigorating to the Pale and Sickly
The Old Standard general strenirthenine tonic.
GROVE'S TASTELESS chill TONIC, drives out
Malaria.enriches the blood.and builds upthe Sys
tem. A true tonic. For adults and children. 50r
Forty-Fourth Annual Meeting
Held at Gaffney. Occasion
One of Real Pleasure
Tuesday afternoon, Tuesday night
and-throughout Wednesday newspa
per makers from different parts of
the State gathered in Gaffney to at
tend the 44th annual meeting of the
South Carolina Press Association.
"Old Man" Ed DeCamp, the host-in
chief, together with the hospitality
or reception committee, met all in
coming trains and escorted the visi
tors to Hotel Carroll, a new four
story hostelry that is nearing com
pletion. This magnificent hotel will
be an honor not only to Gaffney and
Cherokee county but to the entire
Piedmont. The Carroll will be the
envy of Greenville and Spartanburg.
The managers were uniformly kind
and courteous to the members of the
Fourth Estate and in spite of the un
finished condition of the building,
made their stay exceedingly pleasant.
While the attendance was not as
large as during some former meet
ings, yet it was representative and
composed of active men who have al
ways been leaders in the newspaper
ranks of South Carolina. Eight daily
papers, The News and Courier, The
State, the Columbia Record, The
Spartanburg Journal, the Sumter
Item, Greenville Piedmont, the Green
ville News and the Anderson Daily
Mail, were represented, besides a
considerable number of weekly and
semi-weekly papers. The members
from different parts of the State
formed a congenial company, every
yne present taking an active interest
in the entire meeting of 1918.
The association met in Gaffney in
1908, consequently the members
tnew in advance of the store of good
;hings that awaited them from the
?noment that foot was set upon Gaff
ney soil until the hour of their depar
ire arrived. Ed DeCamp, hig-hearted,
#hoie'-scu2ed felic*- .that h?? . ?*. ' is
lever happier than when he is con
futing to the joy and sunshine of
somebody else, and he was at his
jest as host on this occasion. One
:ontinuous round of pleasure was
jlanned in advance for his guests.
CVhen they were not actually engag
;d in business sessions or asleep he
lad them on the go, or rather a
vhsel, taking in the interesting
lights of Gaffney and Cherokee corni
ly. Mr. DeCamp was not alone in pro
riding entertainment for the visitors,
ie holds the cvifidence of the Gaff
iey people and they were eager to
lo his bidding. When a joy-ride was
>roposed scores of men, bankers, law
lers, doctors, merchants and others,
n big new de luxe automobiles
vould rush up to Hotel Carroll to
lave a part in the entertainment,
speaking of joy rides, the climax
vould have been reached Friday
vhen a 50-mile auto trip was planned
;o Chimney Rock but this was made
inpossible by the heavy rains of
Thursday night. Cherokee, like Edge
icld county- has hundreds of miles
)f red hills that defy everything but
i Ford after a heavy rain.
The business sessions of Wednes
lay and Thursday, were held in the
issembly room of the Carnegie li
brary, an ideal place for such a gath
ering. At these sessions interesting,
direfully prepared papers were read
ind discussed to the profit of all in
Wednesday and Thursday night
lublic meetings were held in the First
3aptist church which were largely at
ended. An attractive musical pro
gramme was arranged for each
light, being participated in by Gaff
?ey's best musical talent. Wednesday
light Miss Julia E. Solden of Spar
enburg spoke on "Illiteracy and
\7ight Schools," her address proving
;o be very instructive and inspiring.
She was followed by Rev. Dean Crane
vho is one of the pets of the Press
\ssociation. Mr. Crane was at his
)est on this occasion. He spoke for
nore than an hour and his rugged
)riginality, interspersed with wit and
?umor, made the hour pass quickly.
Thursday night Mrs. Annie L Rein
sert, field agent of the State Board
)f Health, delivered an address on
'The Relation of the Tuberculosis
sTegro to the Community." Her very
;xcellent address was well received.
She was followed by Dr. Reed Smith,
executive secretary of the State
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