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Organized Labor Says En
Need to be Defeated 1
Washington, May 23.- (I
Associated Press)-The An
Federation of Labor has issi
expected call to the electorat
"an overturn in congress."
Under the signature of Pn
Samuel Gompers, the current
of the American Federationis
official organ, carrying an indie
of congress and the executive d
ments for "incompetence on th
of living issue," and outlining
gram of "deep cutting meas
"There must be an overtu
congress. Enemies must be def?
friends must be elected."
Presenting an itemized list o
poration profits, similar to thi
cently introduced in a speech bj
ator Capper of Kansas, Mr. Go]
declared that while 21 enume
corporations last year received
its averaging 435 per cent. ;
normal, the average cost of livir
creased 96 per cent., and the av
wage 55 per cent. The deep cn
measures which Mr. Gompers v
will be necessary to "guard th<
tion's distributing machinery ag
assaults from the pirates of 1
and commerce" follows:
"Immediate adjustment of w
both in private employment an
government service ,to at least
the living costs that have outstri
incomes by reason of this era of
zied profitering and gambling.
"Immediate effective action tc
vent continued increases in the
"An end to the kind of legisk
typified by the Esch-Cummins
road law and the Kansas court o:
dustrial relations law. There mus
an end to legislative repression,
striction and circulation. Not
must there be an end to the en
ment of legislation of this chara
but there must be a repeal of lt
lation already enacted.
"The congress will do well to ?
immediate and exclusive consid
tion to the proposal of the Ameri
labor movement that control ofci
it capital be taken from private
nanciers and placed in the hands
a public trust to be administered
on principles voluntary and coopi
.tive in character. This will strik
vital blow toward eliminating
abuses of profiteering and expl
"Congress should provide imm<
ate1, y for full publicity for ince
"There must be immediate st
towards equalization of wages ?
cost of living and legislative steps
prevent a new margin from repl
ing the one to be discontinued. T
means that there must be a pern
nent remedy for the high cost of 1
The working men of the Unil
States are speaking in mandate
>erms. If those in the control of t
country do not consider the needs
the workers at least the work(
themselves understand. They km
the limit to their endurance. Th(
demand to be heard is a derna:
which comprehends the welfare
Proposals by Wilson.
President Wilson proposed mea
ures for relief, Mr. Gompers writi
"but congress gave no heed" ai
since the signing of the armistii
"the American political -and indu
trial bourbons have laid a course <
plunder, restriction and coercion."
"If congress had seen fit to r
spond to the wishes of the pres
dent," writes Mr. Gompers, "and ei
act some of the legislation suggeste
by him it would have been possibl
to curb, at least, to some extent, th
unlicensed plundering in the neces
sities of life. For congress to den
that relief is possible, is congress t
confess the incompetency of whic
the evidence convicts it."
Attorney General Palmer does no
escape attack. "The attorney gener
al," Mr. Gompers writes, "has foun
it possible to indict corner grocer
and small haberdashers for offens
which are of no moment at all ii
comparison to the whole situation
He has found it possible to advisi
the people to eat the poorer cuts o:
meat. He has found it possible to d<
a number of ineffective things bu
seen 'J to have found it beyond hi;
capacity to do effective things."
"Neither dp the courts escape th(
indictment" Mr. Gompers draws foi
congress and the executive depart
ments. The courts, he says, "voted
their assistance to those who have
been plundering the people," citing
the supreme court decision which
held stock dividends not taxable as
Working People Know.
"The working people,' 'writes Mr.
Gompers, "understand as well as any
-..i i-, ~* ?Va nreeant nrilit.if pl
and industrial condition of the world.
They have understood the need for
restraint. They have no desire to
rock the boat. . . . While profiteers
have reaped untold gains, makers of
laws have gone about the business of
Writing into' statutes measures for
the suppression of trade union ac
.'Out of this repression and out of
this ruthless exploitation and profi
tering has been bred among the
working people a deep and stern re
sentiment. No excuse will be accept
ed from the congress of the United
States for its failure to find propos
als of constructive- nature to meet a
situation that has long been of alarm
ing proportions and of the utmost
gravity and significance. . . . There
a determination throughout the
United States to right the wrongs
which have been inflicted."
Licensed Cotton Graders Be
Columbia, May 23.-Many coun
ties in South Carolina are preparing
to take advantage of the agreement
signed between the American Cotton
Association, the extension depart
ment of Clemson College and the de
partment of Agriculture and organ
ize marketing associations for the
purpose of seeming licensed cotton
graders, it was said at the headquar
ters of the South Carolina division of
the American Cotton Association to
day. Several of the counties have al
ready made arrangements for secur
ing these graders while some of the
counties which had them last year
have made arrangements to continue
"A joint arrangement made by the
South Carolina division of the Amer
ican Cotton Association with the
United States department of agri
culture, Clemson College and the
agricultural extension forces through
the South Carolina Warehouse board,
will prove of tremendous benefit to
not only the cotton producing indus
try but to the entire commercial life
of the South and especially of our
'Through this arrangement every
county in the state can secure licens
ed graders and experts for market
ing purposes. A campaign will be put
on in July for the purpose of impress
ing the tremendous advantages to be
secured by the erection of ware
houses in each and every county of
the state sufficient to warehouse the
cotton produced therein, said ware
houses to be located in each section
of the county so that the producer
can warehouse his cotton in close
proximity to his local market. The
I slogan is "Not a bale of cotton to bc
allowed to lie on the ground," the
ginners being urged to prohibit this
under the strictest regulations and in
addition the ginners are urged to
erect warehouses to be conducted in
connection with their ginning plant?.
"The demand for graders and ex
perts for marketing cotton plainly in
dicates that every cotton producing
county in the entire state is prepared
to take advantage of this golden op
portunity to bring the saving of mil
lions by the erection of warehouses,
the securing licensed graders and ex
perts for the marketing of the cot
ton crop. A number of other states
are extremely anxious to duplicate
the contract made in South Carolina,
it being the first of its kind ever
made in this country. Demand will
far exceed the supply of expert grad
ers and experts on marketing.
'Under the arrangements made
four of the best gracers in the South
will visit the various markets in the
[ state at regular intervals for the pur
pose of re-grading cotton and ascer
taining the correctness of the grad
ing. They will report all irregulari
ties to the proper authorities for ac
tion. This means that the cotton pro
ducing industry of the state will be
placed upon a strictly business basis.
"Every member of the association
in the entire state is urged to imme
diately take steps for securing these
Treatment of Common Colds.
"If all who catch colds could be
persuaded to remain in bed for the
first twenty-four hours of such an
attack" says a well known physician
"there would be fewer cases drag
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for weeks and often ending in some
more serious disease." To make sure
of a prompt recovery you should al
so take Chamberlain's Cough Reme
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Meets With Berea Church
Saturday and Sunday,
May 29 and 30.
1- Devotional Services by W. M.
3- The Importance of Regular
Study of the Bible. *
a. J. M. Bell
b. A. S. Tompkins.
c. Orlando Sheppard.
4- Adjournment for Dinner.
1- Religious Imperatives of the
a. Robert G. Lee.
b. C. G. Wells.
2- Some of the Greatest Needs
of Baptist Churches Today.
a. F. L. Byrd.
b. A. B. Carwlie.
c. M. B. Byrd.
3- Report of Committees.
Sunday 11:00 O'clock.
1- Devotional Service by R. T.
2- Plans of Woman's Work for
the Year-Mrs. J. L. Mims.
3- Sermon by R. G. Lee or C. G.
4- Adjournment for Dinner.
5- Report of Woman's Missionary
Union in Washington-Mrs. Mamie
6- How to Follow up Our 75-Mil
Winthrop College Scholarship
and Entrance Examination.
The examination for the award of
vacant Scholarships in Winthrop
College and for the admission of
new students will be held at the
County Court House on Friday, July
2, at 9 a. m. Applicants must be not
less than sixteen years of age. When
Scholarships are vacant after July
2 they will be awarded to those mak
ing the highest average at this ex
amination. Provided they meet the
I conditions governing the award. Ap
plicants for Scholarships should
write to President Johnson before
the examination for Scholarship ex
Scholarships are worth $100 and
free tuition. The next session wil?"
open September 15th, 1920. For fur
ther informatica ;:nd catalogue, ad
dress Pres. D. B. Johnson, Rock Hill,
Notice of Final Settlement
To All Whom These Presents May
Whereas, George Rhoden and G.
W. Scott have made application unto
this Court for Final Discharge as Ad
ministrators in re estate of Elijah
Rhoden, deceased, on this the 14th
day of May 1920; and will make a
full and final settlement on 21st day
of June 1920:
These Are Therefore, to cite any
and all kindred, creditors or parties
interested to show cause before me
at my office at Edgefield, C. H., S. C.,
on the 21st day of June 1920 at ll
o'clock a. m. why said order of Dis
charge should not b._ "^tnted.
W. T. KINNAIRD,
Judge Probate Court, E. C., S. C.
Edgefield, S. C., May 14, 1920.
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All Stockholders of the company
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