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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 1921
School Will Close May 20th.
Young Matron's Club Met
Tuesday. Sunbeams Fin
ish. Mission Study.
Rev. Fitch of Ward, filled the pul
pit on Sunday morning at the Baptist
church and gave a fine discourse. Mr.
Fitch is superintendent of the Ward
school, being both a preacher and a
A representative from Clemson Col
lege was here last week and visited
the High School with the view of
presenting the advantages and needs
of an agricultural department in the
school. The visitor was highly pleased
with the work of the school, and
praised the work of the manual train
ing class, saying that from his point
of view, this course and that of agri
culture were essential. It is hoped
that in the near future steps for the
department of agriculture can be
The High School will .'close May
20, and already interesting features
of commencement are well under
way, the music department having an
attractive program for one evening.
A cantata is to be given on Friday
evening before commencement, to
?which a small admisssion fee will be
charged, the proceeds to be used in
fitting up the play ground, for the
Mr. and Mrs. Lyn L. Allen and
Marjorie arrived Sunday from Akron,
Ohio, to visit in the home of Mrs. Al- ;
"len's mother, Mrs. Mary Waters. A
warm welcome is given them as it
has- been several years since they i
* The Sunbeams, under the leader- i
ship of Mrs. W. J: Hatcher, hare just ?
concluded their mission study, which
was to them exceedingly interesting,
and all the papers for a final exami
nation were so good that Mrs. Hatch
pie garth, that she might judge them.
The paper of Miss Grace Turner was
considered the best, and she was pre
sented by Miss Applegarth with an .
attractive book. /' ,
Beautiful announcements of the
marriage of Miss Anna Snow Jeffries
to Mr. Julian Pickens Bland, have
been received here, this happy event
taking place on Wednesday, Api-il 20,
at Knoxville, Tenn. v
Mr. Bland is one of Johnston's most
esteemed and popular young business
men, and a cordial welcome awaits
him and his fair young bride. Upon
their arrival they will be domiciled
in the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. Wal
Rev. W. P. Brooke, pastor of the
Stevens Creek and Rocky Creek
churches, preached on Sunday even
ing at the Baptist church, and all en
joyed hearing him. He is a nephew of
Rev. W. S. Brooke.
Miss Bessie Bean, who is teaching
at Batesburg-Leesville school spent
the week-end at her home here.
Mrs. James White was hostess for
the New Century Club on Tuesday
afternoon, Mrs. P. B. Waters presid
ing. All enjoyed the report of the re
cent Federation given by Mrs. Huiet
Several matters were discussed,
and themembers reminded to bring
a suggested study topic for the new
An instructive program on a South
ern author was had and Mrs. Milne
then gave a beautiful piano selection.
A sweet course was served, each,
plate having a boutonneire on it.
Mesdames Milne, Archie Lewis,
Howard Payne assisted Miss Hallie
White in serving.
Mrs. Emmie Lott Beaver of Ridge
Spring is visiting relatives.
r. and Mrs. Watson Nickerson of
Columbia have been for a visit to
Mrs..Fannie Nickerson. Everyone was
glad to see them and warm congratu
lations were extended, their mrariage
being a recent happy event.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cartledge of
Greenwood have been for a visit in
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ben
Mr. Jack Milne of Tennessee spent
the past week here with his family,
who are guests of relatives.
Mrs. Tribble and little daughter
of Jonesville are'guests of the for
mer's sister, Mrs. M. W. Crouch.
Mr. F. Suber who has been for a
visit to his daughter, Mrs. Tribble,
at Jonesville, has returned to his
Dr. C. P. Corn attended the Medi
cal association meeting last week in
Columbia. Mrs. Corn accompanied
him for a visit to friends.
Dr. and Mrs. C. V. Smith have been
for a visit to their daughter, Mrs. W.
Mrs. W. C. Connerly has joined her
husband at Chapel Hill, N. C. where
he is taking a special course in phar
Miss Orlena Cartledge entertained
the bridge club on Thursday after
noon in a very happy manner. Sev
eral tables were arranged and music
was enjoyed during the game, beau
tiful prizes being given.
*'A delicious repast was served.
Mrs. Heber Ballentine was hostess
for the Young Matrons' club on Tues
day afternoon, and the twelve mem
bers enjoyed thoroughly the after
noon spent with this cordial hostess.
Music was given, and after an hour
of fancy work an elaborate salad
course was served.
Miss Helen Walker celebrated her
birthday on Saturday afternoon by
having a number of her young friends
with her at this time,and the young
people all had a jolly time, the hostess
having planned a number of amuse
ments. A delicious repast was served.
Everyone brought a pretty gift which
they gave with good wishes.
Mr. Will Carwile, of Augusta is
spending a while with relatives. .
Mrs. J. Neil Lott is now able to be
out again after being sick for two
Mrs. David Philips has returned to
Springfield after a visit to her moth
er and others.
A number of those interested went
over to Aiken on Sunday to hear Gyp
sy Smith, Jr. ?
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Camp Branch News.
As you have had no news from
Camp Branch for some time I will
?rive you a few offij
Everybody is very busy having to
plant and replant cotton and corn.
Most everybody that has planted cot
ton is afraid they will have to plant
tiver. Corn creeping up but the crows
are tryings to destroy it, and grain
looking very well. Gardens growing
some as Jack Frost had killed them
out a great deal.
Fruit in this community is about
all killed except the old field plums.
Think black berries will be our only
sure fruit crop. *
Most everybody has lots of little
chickens coming on so we will have
to eat black berries and chickens if
the hawks will leave us any as they
are very bad at this time.
Mrs. Walter Foy has just returned
from a pleasant visit to her mother,
Mrs. Bledsoe of the Fruit Hill sec
tion. We were glad to see-her return
as we missed her so much while she
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. DeLaughter of
North Augusta spent Sunday with
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. R. DeLaughter.
They came for little J. R. Jr., who
has been spending some time with
his grandparents. We miss him so
much and hope he will come again.
Mr. C. T. Burnett of -your town
spent last Saturday and Saturday
night in our community, and also
Plum Branch Sunday. Mr. Capers De
Laughter accompanied him to Plum
Branch. They had a pleasant ride
coming back in the cold wind, nearly
frozen when they returned.
Little* James Burnette is real sick
at this writing. Hope he will soon be
Mr. J. W. R. DeLaughter went to
Augusta Sunday to hear Gypsy Smith
A large crowd enjoyed a birthday
party at Mr. Mack Brown's last Fri
Messrs Tom Burnett, Capers De-,
Laughter and Julian Wash made a
business trip to Edgefield Monday.
W. C. T. U. Meeting.
The Woman's Christian Temper
ance Union will hold the May meet
ingon Monday, May 2, with Mrs. Kate
Kernaghan and Mrs. J. W. Stewart.
The subject will be Child Welfare.
Devotions, Scripture 1 Corinthians
Hymns, "He Leadeth Me" and "Je
sus, Saviour Pilot Me."
Twelve Lessons in Child Welfare,
Safeguard the Babies, Reading, Mrs.
J. W. Peak.
What the Small Paper > (
t Means to Its Community
(Artemas Ward, one of the great studcr. f the psychology of pub
^ licity, once made the following address bc ft .te merchants of a small
town in New York state: j
- A country weekly newspape_ i. t business of five
thousand dollars a year is worth .five thousand dollars to the
business and professional men of the community, and can
be made worth one hundred thousand dollars a year to
them. If you. don't believe that statement, try to get along
without your paper. ?j
To talle about "supporting" your newspaper is about as
damphoolish as to talk about supporting a store, a bank, or
a manufacturing enterprise. You. wouldn't be much in the
world if you didn't trade in a ?&ore, have a bank account,
and have some outlet for, the energy of the citizens.
Too many business men look upon the local newspaper
as an incubus, a sort of charity.1 Yet the local paper is as
much a public institution as the public library, the churches,
. the hospitals, or even the commercial club-with the dif
ference . that it gives more direct returns, in dollars and
cents to the. individual and toi^e community at large.
When a business man advertises in his local newspaper
it is with av/owed intention of gilding up his business ; but
he really also helps to build up'jpe town and everything in
it. The professional man does ???re, because his advertising
helps the town more than it dries him-directly. The man,
business or professional, who'does not pay for his share of
the town's publicity is a parasite, taking advantage of his
Can't you tell what sort of: a town a place is from the
looks of its newspaper? If the paper is of the boosting sort,
and is backed up by ?the business and professional men,
doesn't the town.get a reputation for being progressive?
The newspaper's stock in irade is publicity. You would
not go into a store and ask the proprietor to give your a pair
of shoes, for instance ; yet top-often the publisher is asked
to give away his stock in trade^advertising for the individ
ual or the city-or sell it for less than cost. If you could
keep count of the demands of this sort made on your pub
lisher every, week, you woujd laugh.
If a business dr professional mari were to appear before
this club and ask for more business, you would ask him why'
he did not sell something worth buying, and why he did not
In proportion to the benefits, individual and general,
advertising is one of the^heapest things in the world. There
are men who will tell you they do not believe in advertising.
"Do you knbW'-Wh-y-?-'vT-h?y^^i:.content.^to*^ber...un the
crumbs that fall from the table of the progressive mercnan
who advertises his business and his town. Every time one of
your stores advertises a sale it brings people into this town ;
their buying instinct is aroused, and they visit other stores.
The advertiser gets direct returns but the others take advan
tage of his expenditure without a cent of cost.
You expect your publisher to boost your town as one of
the best on God's green earth. He is asked to do things for
which nobody will father the responsibility. Every time
there is a civic opportunity, you call on him for help. You
know the functions and value of your newspaper as well as
I do; so why elaborate?
Let me tell you, positively, that even a mediocre news
paper is a great factor in the growth and advancement of a
community. There is never a time when advertising will not
pay. If you do not owe a debt of obligation to-your news
paper, you owe it to your community. The community has a
right to expect your co-operation in making the newspaper
representative of your community.
Every time your name is published in a list of contribu
tors to some charity, that is advertising-free advertising
, that the publisher gives cheerfully, because it boosts the
Every bit of publicity produces direct and indirect re
sults for the man who pays for it ; it produces results for
every other business and professional man of the town,
whether or not he evades his responsibility. It produces re
sults for every man, woman and child of the community.
The country editor is not a pig-headed, idealistic indi
vidual ; he is out for the same things as you are-to make
money. And his best interests are the best interests of his
Do you think' it fair that he should bear the greatest
part of the burden ; that he should give his time, money and
often his very heart's blood to the service of the community,
for barely a living-wage, and sometimes not even that? Yet
these services are offered willingly as a free premium on an
investment that will-return you sure results.
- Or, do you think it right that a few business and pro
fessional men should carry their share of the town's public
ity, while some others evade their responsibility?
The newspaper is ? civic asset and a civic responsibil
ity. That burden of responsibility should be borne by the
business men of the town, as they are the ones who benefit
most. And that burden should be divided in strict propor
tion to the benefit possible of attainment.
Mr. Rubenstein announces in ? full
page advertisement this week that
commencing Saturday, the 30th of
April, he will make a great reduction
in prices on many seasonable articles
of merchandise. This bargain feast
will last until the 15th of May. Read
of the great price reductions and you
will find how great has been the de
cline in merchandise, pre-war prices
now prevailing on much that we have
to buy. Mr. Rubenstein will make
good every statement he makes in his
page advertisement. It will pay Edge
field shoppers to read every word of
Meeting of First Division W.
M. U. at Bold Spring. ,
Saturday was a very inspiring oc
casion for the mission societies of the
first division. Mrs. W. B. Cogburn is
president of this division, and had ar
ranged a very helpful program. Bold
Spring is about 20 miles from Edge
field and aBout 13 from Greenwood,
located very near the Dixie Highway.
It is one of the oldest and most faith
ful churches in the Edgefield Asso
ciation, the present pastor being Rev.
J. A. Hunnicutt. Both Mr. and Mrs.
Hunnicutt , have allied themselves
with the established organizations of
their church and of the Edgefield As
sociation and the work is prospering
under their leadership.
Mrs. W. B. Cogburn called the
meeting to order and Mrs. F. P. Rush
conducted the devotionals which were
full of good thoughts of consecration.
Mrs. E. W. Callison welcomed the
delegates from other churches most
cordially, and Mrs. J. L. Mims re
Miss Emmie Lanham was appointed
by Mrs. Cogburn. as secretary of the
The Financial Status of the W. M..
U. of Edgefield Association was given
by Mrs. Mims.
The feature of especial interest and
the greatest privilege of the meeting
was the presence of Mrs. W. W. Law
ton, one of our missionareis to China
who made the address of the morn
ing, and made every one present glad
that it had been made possible for
them to be present. Mrs. Lawton is
one of the brightest and most charm
ing of our foreign missionaries.
At the close of the'address the in
vitation to dinner was extended and
this proved a most delightful occa
sion, when hospitality was manifested
on every hand. and no evidences of
hard times were seen. N
After dinner the devotions were
conducted by Mrs. John Flinn, andi
prayer offered by Mrs. Rush. Foliow
ingthis was a processional of all the
Sunbeam societies led by Mrs. Hunni
Mrs. Lawton then made an inter
esting talk to the Sunbeams, a large
number of whom were congregated
before her, and handsome Chinese
costumes were exhibited by young la
dies and young men, boys and girls
dressed in them, costumes worn by
the Chinese officials, school boys and
girls, brides, and people in "every
Reports were made by the repre
sentatives of Sunbeam bands, Mrs.
Tillman presiding over the afternoon
session and making it a happy occa
was represented Vy^??e'u??io^^' .
Mellichamp who spoke so well tha't
everybody could hear him and he set
a good pace for those who followed.
Bethany, Bold Spring and Mountain
Creek bands were well represented
by girls and boys, giving sohgs and
readings, but we did not get their
Miss Mary Frances Rush gave a
very sweet vocal solo.
to $4.02, which was presented to the
The Bold Spring Sunbeams under
the leadership of Mrs. Bertha Kemp,
gave the concluding exercise. "Share
Your Blessings," Kate Bell.
Consecration, by six little girls.
Vocal solo,"Love Lifted Me," by a
tiny little girl, Nettie Coleman. This
little girl has a very clear and true
voice and her enunciation was per
"The Best fer Jesus," was given by
three girls. "These for Jesus" was a
recitation given by J. H. Mayson, a
bright little boy. A song, "Just a
Little Helper" was followed. by an
acrostic "Follow Me," each child car
rying a letter, covered in green.
The meeting closed with the song,
.'Be a Little Sunbeam," and Mrs.
Cogburn spoke some words of cheer
and parting a s to the work between
now and the annual meeting at Moun
tain Creek in August.
For the past several years the peo
ple of the Sullivan and Callison com
munities have been bottled up by bad
roads, hermetically sealed at that, so
.far as coming toward Edgefield was
concerned, but Supervisor Edmunds,
aided and abetted by public spirited
citizens, has pulled out the cork, open
ing up the wide, wide world to these
good people. With the assistance of
the people of Talbert township, ^Mr.
Edmunds has worked every public
road in Talbert township, changing
the road in many places. But few if
any roads in this community had re
ceived any work from the chaingang
in five years. In addition, to working
all the public roads in Talbert town
ship, Mr. Edmunds is now engaged in
making a public road from Sullivan
school house down to Limestone, a
distance of four miles, connecting
with the Dixie Highway. This is fine
for the people above and along this
road. It is just what they have need
ed io, these many years.
Miss Florence Mims Writes of
Contrasts in Aurora.
Aurora is a town of paradoxes,
where the least expected tiling.should'
be the most expected and where a low
standard of civilization lies along the
side of a very high civilization. The
laws of temperance and prohibition
have hardly penetrated this far north
as yet, and the old world love of
strong drink still has a mighty hold'
on these people whose names end in
"vich," and such like combinations of
the letters of the alphabet.
Last night a party of eight of us
walked a mile out to the Mohawk
mine location which place is a small,
thickly settled community of miners..
We had heard that an Austrian:
wedidng celebration was to.take place
at a certain home, and never having
seen anything qf the sort, we thought
it might be interesting. *
It was easy enough to find the
place of the festivities, for a huge
crowd was gathered inside and out
side of the small house, where there
were many lights and much merri
ment. We were foolish virgins with:
our lamps unfilled with oil, since we
had come uninvited. We first walked
to the front gate and peeped in, and:
then got so bold as to go down the
front w?lk and almost on the porch
There we met several Aurora stu
dents -*whom we knew, and thinking
that they had encr?e into this society
we went in under their special guid
ance and protection to see, as a mat
ter of interest what might be the
Austrian custom of celebrating such
a universally interesting occasion as
The ^celebration was a dance, riot
a dance out on the green in peasant
costume, as they probably would have
done in their own land, but a dance
in- a crowded room, with plentiful .
wine served to make the occasion
A custom may be. beautiful in the
right setting, with -.an...old-world Ar.
nothing is more sordid and.inaprop
than such a celebration in America..
In one corner of the room sat the mu
sician bf the evening, playing a huge,
accordion, with a certain thumping
melody that the dancers kept time,
In contrast to this foreign life here,
there are the school, functions which,
nre as up-to-date and decidedly cor
rect as social affairs can be made.
On the eighth of April the Junior
Senior banquet took place. This waa-,
an elaborate affair, given by the
school board. The lower hall, down
the entire length of the Hearding
Building, furnished the setting. Near
one end of the table the orchestra sat,,
and played during the meal. The Se
nior colors are rose and gray, and
the Juniors' blue and fawn. The pro
grams' were gray booklets tied with
rose ribbon, and the name of each
guest, the date, etc., on t3e outside
in rose print,.
The nut baskets were rose and gray .
and roses were arranged down the
length of . the table. Rose and gray
and blue and fawn streamers deco
rated the entire hall. An elaborate
course dinner was served by the do
mestic science department, and at the
conclusion of the meal a program
took place, the principal of the High
School acting as toastmaster.
The school sets an example and arr
ideal, so that no matter how unworthy
the customs and ideas of the country
from which the parents came, the. .
students have a different world open
ed up to them at school, and live in
modern America for at least seven .
hours out of the day.
The school is one of the' most tan
gible factors of our civilization, and .
is aggressively helpful to these people -
who have been so newly transplanted..
They were but weeds in their own.
country, with no opportunity to be.
anything else.' In America they have.
a chance to become flowers.
FLORENCE MIMS- :
Children's Day at the Metho
Sunday morning at the Methodist
church Sunday School day will be fit
tingly observed. A prdgram of song;
and recitation has been arranged
which will be intersting to all who.
may have the opportunity to attend:
The pastor, Rev. G. W. M. Taylor,
will preach at Trenton Sunday at ll
a.. m., and at Edgefield at 8 g. m.