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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JUNE J6, 1920
Medal Contests at Methodist
Church. Picnic at County
Home. Camping Party
at Salter's Pond.
There is no better way of present
ing temperance truths and impress
ing the minds of the young than by
medal contests, and a fine one was
held Sunday evening at the Metho
dist church, this being a union ser
The participants were L. T. L:,j
members and there were a number to
compete. Each one did splendidly and
the judges felt a medal should go to
each* for their talent, and words of
commendation were given each.
The grand gold medal was won by
Miss Ora Belle Perry for singing.
The gold medal was won by Miss
Laurie Hoyt for singing and she will
try for grand gold next time.
) "William Wright won gold medal in
declamation. Miss Grace Ellen Cas
sels won silver medal for recitation
and Miss Lona Perry for singing.
At the County Home Wednesday,
a contest was held in the afternoon
for the pleasure of the inmates, and
the picnic party, and Miss Edna Hut
to won a silver medal for recitation
and Miss Katherine Kellar for sing
Mr. O. D. Black has gone to visit
the firm, R. M. Hughes & Co., for
which he has travelled for the past
Dr. and Mrs. Horace Wright of
Georgetown are guests of relatives
Mrs. J. A. Dobey and children
haye gone to Spartanburg for a visit
to the former's mother and sister.
Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Cook and chil
dren have been for a visit in the
home of Mr. Harry C. Strother.
Mrs. T. R. Denny will leave soon
for a visit to her sister in Georgia.
Mrs." Mary Waters is at home from
a visit to her daughter, Miss Annie
Waters ia Augusta.
Mrs. A. P. Lewis went to Green
ville to witness the graduation of her
daughter, Miss Marie Lewis, at G.
Dr. and Mrs. G. D. Walker are at
home from Washington, D. C., the
former having attended the Nation
al Surgeons' Associational meeting.
Miss Julis Shade has gone to New
York for a visit to her sister.
Miss Sara Norris has been for a
visit to Miss Louelle Norris in Co
lumbia. The latter has gone to
Washington to visit Miss Alma Wood
Mrs. A. P. Lott has returned from
Winthrop College where she took the
special course in poultry raising. The
course was given her for the best
work done in the county in the poul
Mrs. Paul Perry and children are
guests of Mrs. Alice Cox.
Mrs. Ann Mobley has gone to Mil
ledgeville, Ga., to be with her
daughter, Mrs. Harry Hamilton of
Swoope, Va., who is there at the
sanitarium following an operation.
Mrs. W. F. Scott spent a few days
at Union recently, having carried lit
tle Verner Rhea to join her parents
who will spend the summer in the
Dr. Huggins, an osteopath, is oc
cupying the home of Mrs. T. R. Den
ny, during her absence in Georgia.
?Miss Lillian Smith of Leesville
spent last week with Mrs. J. J. Gall.
Miss Bettie Waters has been for a
short visit to Warrenville.
Mr. F. L. Parker is at home for the
summer and everyone is delighted. It
was a pleasure to hear him again at
the piano on Sunday at Sunday
Mrs. W. S. Stokes, Misses Anine
and Ruth Stokes are at home from
Columbia and will spend the summer
Dr. F. L. Parker attended the
Georgia Dental association which
was held last week in Atlanta.
Dr. and Mrs. Eustace Prescott of
Charleston are expected this week to
visit Dr. and Mrs. F. L. Parker.
The W. C. T. U. observed Jennie
Casseday's birthday by a' picnic at
the County Home. This union joinec
the other unions and a very happy
day was made for the inmates. Flow
ers given in memory of her whose
birthday was being observed. A good
dinner, served bountifully and a sim
ple but beautiful service had in th?
little chapel, Rev. Brooke and Hon.
A. S. Tompkins making talks.
Miss Carrie Belle Stevens has been
for a visit to a school friend at Bam
The camping party at Salter's is
having such a good time that their
stay has been prolonged, the pond
proving a fine place during the warm
Miss Mary Watson has gone to Vi
dalia, Ga., to visit her sister, Mrs.
Miss Mary Wadsworth of New
burne, N. C., has been the guest of
Miss Annie Holmes Harison.
Mrs. J. B. Hartley of Batesburg,
has been the guest of Miss Hallie
White. On Thursday she was compli
mented with a spend-the-day party,
her hostess having her friends that
she knew at Coker College.
Mrs. Dan Moorer and little son, of
St. George are guests of Mrs. J. A.
Mrs. J. Howard Payne entertained
with a dining on Wednesday in hon
or of Mrs. Eugene McAlpine.
Miss Elise Black, governess for the
children of Mr. B. T. Boatwright,
has gone to her home for a part of
Boll Weevil in Edgefield
One day last week Mr. W. A. Rawl,
who lives about four miles east of
Edgefield, brought some real cotton
boll weevils into the office of the
County Agricultural Agent, so we
are told by County Agent Carwile
and Clemson College. Reports come
that the weevil has appeared in sev
eral sections of the county. As a mat
ter of information as to dusting Mr.
Carwile gives out the following:
1. As yet Clemson College does
not recommend dusting in this coun
ty, as the damage is not expected to
be great enough to warrant doing so.
2. Dusting^ seems . inadvisable^jr,,
?and that makes one-half or less of
a bale to the acre.
3. When the weevil has infested
fifteen to twenty per cent of the
forms, or squares of the cotton, dust
ing may be economically practiced.
It is not advised until the cotton is.
being damaged to this extent.
4. Make a careful estimate of the
infestation as follows: Examine 100
squares in each of the four corners
of the field and in one spot in the
middle, counting the forms from sev
eral plants, and keep a record of the
squares that are infested with the
weevil and then make the calculation
of the percentage infested in the
500 squares examined. If the percen
tage of infestation is between fifteen
and twenty per cent then you may
begin :;o think about dusting. Be sure
that you have only the right kind of
gun and dusting powder for this
5. Remember that dusting for the
boll weevil in South Carolina is yet
in the experimental stage, and if bad
results should follow the farmer
should not be discouraged, for we
shall know more about the work af
ter this year. Follow out carefully
the plans as laid down by Clemson
College for this work.
"The Birth of a Race."
On Thursday, June 24th at John
ston Theatre and on Friday, June
25th at Edgefield Theatre there will
be presented at 8:30 p. m. one of the
most stupendous ahd epoch making
films ever produced ,to wit-THE
BIRTH OF A RACE.
In this picture there are presented
in sequence the inherited tendencies
of bur times, starting with the sor
rowful story of Adam and Eve in
the Garden of Eden, showing Moses
rescued by Pharoah's daughter,
glimpsing vivid Eastern scenes, and
following in beautiful form the his
torical episodes that eventually bring
the picture to present day times. Of
it has been said that it is the great
est photoplay ever produced, and de
spite its enormous cost, Mr. Wall will
charge only 75 cents for adults and
45 cents for children, war tax paid.
Every effort will be made to make
both theatres as cool and comfort
able as possible with fans.
Just received a nice line of ladies'
white canvas and kid slippers which
we are offering at reduced prices.
County Home Picnic
There are so many good things go%
ing on in the world that if it wasn?t.
for newspapers I do not see how peo*
pie would ever find them all out. Ii.
is getting so that it takes a multi^
plicity of reporters going here, there
and everywhere trying to get accuii
rate records of what the town andj
county of Edgefield are doing. It is:
not always in the place where there?
are the most people that the most in-,
teresting things are transpiring, as,
was evidenced by the experience at
the annual County Home Picnic' on.
Mr. Allen, the new superintendent
had been notified that the ladies of
the Johnston, Philippi and Edgefield.
W. C. T. U. would be coming and
everything was in readiness, so that
we all felt as if we were guests of
Mr. Allen and his gracious wife and
Quite a number of ladies were pres
ent from Johnston, Meeting Street^
and Edgefield, and a large number of
children taking part in the medal:
The dinner on the table was abun
dant and large boxes of good things
to eat were filled for the ten inmates
of the County Home, six white and
four colored people, and a bucket of
lemonade sent to each one. Iced tea
was also provided.
Rev. W. S. Brooke .of Johnston^]
asked the blessing and all who came j
had an abundance of dinner served.
Mr. and Mrs. Allen furnished the
best part of the dinner which were
spring vegetables, Irish potatoes and
beans and other good things beside.
After dinner everyone congregat
ed in the chapel with Miss Hallie
White at the organ, and the children ;
of the Johnston Loyal Tem]
Legion entertained the audip^, wit?fl
songs and readings, Rev.O- ?.?.1
Brooke . reading the Scripture
ginning of the service and
White, on request, giving a sket? if
Jennie Casseday, founder o?
For the entertainment of the con
gregation, Miss Laurie Hoyt, a silver
medal winner sang "The Battle Cry,"
Miss Ora Belle Perry, a gold medal
winner sang "The Better Plan." Miss
Jennie Thrailkill gave "America's
Creed' 'as a reading and Miss Louise
Jones read "Married to a Drunkard."
The contestants in declamation
were Helen Walker, Louise Rhoden,
Edna Hutto, Dawson Walker, and
Scott Derrick, Edna Hutto winning
the silver medal.
The song contestants were Virgin
ia and Lona Perry, Katherine and
Marjory Kellar, Lois Sawyer, Frank
Glover, Stewart Boyd, Estelle Wright j
and Vera Koon. Little Miss Kather
ine Kellar won the medal. She is the
daughter of Rev. and Mrs. David
Kellar, the Methodist minister 'of
Mr. A. S. Tompkins presented the
medals and made a talk which show
ed his appreciation of the activities
of Mrs. White and the Loyal Tem
perance Legion, and was also humor
ous and appealed to the audience. He
congratulated the inmates of the
home on having Mr. Allen as their
superintendent and said if there
could be a better man for the place
than Mr. Scurry it was Mr. Allen.
Fortieth Marriage Anniver
Yesterday Mr. and Mrs. A. S.
Tompkins quietly celebrated the
fortieth anniversary of their mar
riage. Instead of an occasion marked
by splendor and great publicity, Mr.
and Mrs. Tompkins preferred to have
only as their guests Dr. and Mrs.
Lee, Dr. W. M. Vines and Mr. and
Mrs. Frank McCravy, all co-workers
of Dr. Lee in the revival services
that are being conducted in the Bap
tist church. Mr. "and Mrs. Tompkins
have been congratulated by their
friends upon reaching the 40th mile
post of the marital bliss, these
friends expressing the hope that they
will at the close of another decade
celebrate their golden wedding.
We have just received a nice line
of children's and misses voile and or
gandie dresses, all colors and styles
which we are selling at very reason
Drive Against Illiteracy by
^Cotton Growers' Association.
The Cotton Growers' Association
,?? this county has decided to put on
.? drive against illiteracy from July
S,0th"next, to continue for 30 days in
#W county. The executive committee
b. the respective subsidiary organi
Jns in the county is requested to
|ielect some lady in each school dis
trict and have her organize her
sjthool district for this drive-the
-purpose of which, is to teach every]
illiterate white person over the age
of 14 years to make his or her sig
nature and to learn the English al
phabet, and to encourage and inspire
Such persons to puisue the course
learn to read and write.
" Our whole state needs a similar
dirive^let Edgefield lead. Our terri
tory has been so cut that our influ-j
ence in matters of state, so far as the
numbers of voters is concerned, is
much reduced, and it behooves us, if
we maintain in history the glorious
Aplace inherited, to give better edu
cational facilities to our citizenship,
.and to prepare our people for great
er achievements and leadership in all
fields of service.
I have seen some good business
men who could not write their, names
but all such will tell you what a great
handicap it is. Let those persons to
be taught, understand that they are
approached with the best intention
inj,the matter, and for their own up
lift, and for the uplift of their fam
ilies and for the uplift of the county.
Certainly all reasonable persons
would be much pleased to learn to
write, their names and thereby be re
lieved of the embarrassment to them
and their families and the county, j
paused by this inability. Our countyj
1 is jamill s ?rv,.- rr>:-'T .. "."?
Cv tOI! _.^..crs noovbiuuuui JU. vyu.
We Protest Use of Flag as
Booster, Political Battles and
In the name of all that is holy, we
protest against the careless use of
the American flag on election day.
We also condemn most emphatically,
the use of the American flag as a
means of advertisement by a local
picture theatre. The American flag is
the symbol of the brotherhood of
man, it stands for courage, for chiv
alry, for generosity and honor. No
hand must touch it roughly, no hand
shall touch it irreverently. Its po
sition is aloft, to float over the chil
dren, up lifting their hearts by its
glowing colors and splendid promise,
for under the stars and stripes are
opportunities unknown by any other
nation in the world. This government
commands the people to honor their
flag. Men and boys should uncover as
the pass the vivid stripes, which rep
resent the life-blood of brave men,
and the stars which shall shine for
It should be raised at sunrise and
lowered at sunset. It is not a play
thing of the hour, it is a birthright of
privilege and integrity. It may not be
used aa a staff or whip or covering:.
It shall not be marred by advertise-1
ment, nor decorated on the stage. It
was baptised in blood and tears. It
has floated on the land and sea since
June 14th 1777, over a country, of
benevolence, refuge and progress. It
must be carried upright.
. To bear the star-spangled banner
is an honor, to own one is a sacred
trust. It is the emblem of freedom, of
equity, of justice, for every person
and creature, as it floats unvanquish
ed over the door of free education.
Let me repeat it-the American
flag was born in tears and blood and
baptised in blood and tears. Uncle
Sam should put his hand on the fel
low with a firm grip who dares des
ecrate the flag of this great nation of
ours. "Let him be Anathema Maran
The Gray and the Blue Meet
On April 26, being Memorial Day,
a great concourse of people gathered
in the First Methodist church to hear
the address to the boys in Gray and
Blue. Quite a' humber of the G. A.'s
of the Republic took an active part
in helping decorate the little mounds
of the Confederate dead, showing
that the hatchet and the scalping
knife have long since been buried in
the rough sands of the sea. It was
beautiful and commendable to see
each one carrying flowers for the la
dies. The Spanish war and the World
war helped to lay aside all bitterness
and strife. We are one people, living
under the same laws, we read the
same Bible, worship the same God
and claim protection under the same
"Each fought for his own precious
Each to his standard true;
Let them be praised, those gallant
What if in Gray or Blue?
"One cause was lost,' the other won,
United now we stand today,
A common brotherhood of men,
The grand old Blue, the noble
I was walking down Broad street
the other evening and I noticed the
stars and stripes floating proudly
over a large building. I stopped when
I got in front of the building and ask
ed if this was the college. "Oh no,"
said the man, "this is the theatre."
I asked if they used the United
States' flag as an advertisement for
a show. "I guess so," said the fellow.
I wanted to say as David said of Go
liath's sword "There is none like it,
give it me."
A man from Ohio told me that in
his state that the American flag was
used as a booster in election battles.
I intended to write altogether a dif
ferentletter_this week ,but when I
Wime tu?t is high and holy.
I have been in the Sunshine City
in the land of the roses two weeks
and have gained six pounds. In 1513
old Ponce de Leon landed at Tampa
bay in search of the spring of per
petual youth, but he never found it.
But this city stands next to the
spring. It is a healthy place, people
coming here from Maine to Califor
nia and from the Chesapeake Bay to
the Rio Grande for their health. One
gets the sea breeze from the east and
west all the time. The country is
beautiful with its stately pines, green
verdure, the lovely flowers and the
sweet music of the singing birds.
J. RUSSELL WRIGHT.
St. Petersburg, Fla.
A Texas Letter.
For the high esteem I have for the
dear old Advertiser, I feel inclined to
write a short letter, presuming that
there will be some of my few rela
tives that I still have there and some
very dear acquaintances who will
not object to reading it.
I am now in my 72nd year, reason
ably stout and am enjoying good
Last winter I visited my brother,
W. M. (Marion)McCreless who lives
in Denton county, Texas. While there
I worked in the nearby cemetery,
and worked over the graves of some
Texas, some from Alabama, some
from ?Georgia ,some from Tennessee
and one from the dear old home state
South Carolina, whose name I will
here give, it being Blake Faulkner,
a son of Lige Faulkner, who was well
known in Edgefield district, (now
county.) If he still has relatives there
they may feel assured that his grave
is marked with a nice monument and
is well cared for and will be as long
as this generation lasts.
Crop conditions in this country
are late but very promising at pres
ent. We have here a fine cotton coun
try, our principle feed crop is Milo
maize, Kaffir corn and several va
rieties of sorghums for roughage.
E. M. McCRELESS.
In order to close out our summer
merchandise we are offering a nice
line of ladies' wash skirts and waists
at reduced prices.
/ I. MUKASHY.
I MEMORIAL SERVICE.
Large Crowd Gathered at the
Sweetwater Church For '
Memorial Exercises. In
Following a beautiful custom
which was established four years ago,
the members of Sweetwater church
held memorial exercises last Sunday.
Two services, morning and after
noon, were held, dinner being served
at the church. As the people gather
ed, some traveling long distances in
automobiles, they went at once to the
cemetery and placed flowers on the
graves of scores of friends and loved
Mr. C. B. Murrah presided over the
exercises of the forenoon, extending
a very warm welcome to all who were
present, and Mr. G. L. Toole of
Aiken responded to the address of
welcome. The next speaker was one
who needed no introduction to the
people of Sweetwater community or
the Sweetwater1 church, Rev. Eugene
W. Reynolds, who served Sweetwater
?two years as pastor, leaving this
j church to accept a pastorate in Sum.
ter, where he has labored successful
j ly since that time. Mr. Reynolds was,
[and is yet, greatly beloved in the
Sweetwater community and he and
Mrs. Reynolds received a very af
fectionate greeting. He selected as
his theme, "Along the Trail of Mem
ory." Mr. Reynolds is a devout, con-'
secrated man and his discourse was
very appropriate and inspiring.
While he was pastor four years ago
Mr. Reynolds suggested or originated
the idea of an annual memorial seri
vice, the setting apart of one day in
each year for paying tribute to those
who are.sleeping in Sweetwatei cern
. ti special invitation was
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everybody was invited to partake of
the bountiful feast that was spread'
upon the public table under the trees.
Notwithstanding the large atten
dance, after every appetite- had been
satisfied much of the meats and
sweetmeats were left untouched.
There is no gainsaying the fact that
the good people of Sweetwater know
how to entertain their friends and
are gifted in dispensing generous
hospitality in true old Edgefield
style. The social hour which followed
the dinner was exceedingly pleasant
Early in the afternoon the congre
gation re-assembled in the church
for the remainder of the exercises.
Rev. J. H. Thayer, the pastor, had to
fill his pulpit in North Augusta in
the forenoon but came to Sweet
water for dinner and had charge of
the afternoon service, preaching a
very inspiring sermon. He next intro
duced Dr. Joseph H. Sevier, pastor
of the First Presbyterian church of
Augusta, who selected for his sub- ?
ject the scripture which compares
the growth of a Christian to that of
a palm tree. The figure or comparison
was effectively carried out, many
helpful lessons being drawn there
from. Rev. H. R. Chapman .superin
tendent of education of Aiken coun
ty, was present and spoke briefly, in
concluding the exercises, of the great
need for country churches to be up
and doing in order to hold and devel
op the young people of the rural
districts before they are lured to the
towns and cities.
The music provided for the memo
rial exercise was very inspiring. Be
sides the organ and more than a doz
en voices, a violinist and cornetist
added much to the musical feature
of the programme.
The Sweetwater memorial services !
are always inspiring occasions and
those who are in the habit of attend
ing hope that not one year shall bej
allowed to pass without the holding"
of this beautiful service. It softens
sweetens and ennobles the lives of
those who are living to set apart one
I day for honoring and paying tribute
to the departed members of the
church and community. ^
As the writer spent a short time
in the well kept cemetery before the
beginning of the morning service*
(Continued on page five.)