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VOT 8? EDGEFIELD, S."G?? WEDNESDAY, JUNE i, 1921
Graduating Exercises Held on
Monday. Sunday School
Convention Well At
The graduating exercises of the
high.school took place last Monday
evening in the auditorium arid were
witnessed by a large crowd of inter
ested friends and patrons.
.There were to have been five grad
uates, but during the year two drop
ped out and Cupid intervened for the
third so the only two to receive dip
lomas were Miss Nellie Yonce and
Mr. Elliot Lewis.
After a very attractive musical
program the address of the evening
was by Prof. W. H. Hand, of Co
In his remarks he said we were
not to ask ourselves "Where are we
going?" but "Where are we drift
ing?". 'He discussed many phases
whereby people were drifting away
from the really good and worth while
and he made a plea that with heart
and hand that we regain our equili
brium. He spoke of the recklessness
of human life and said it was high
time that anchor be cast; time that
we steady ourselves if we would take
our place in life and make civiliza
tion worthwhile. To regain our equi
librium there were three agencies
the home, the school, the church. He .
urged that all realize their responsi- j
bility in this.
Following his address Prof. W. C.
Compton delivered the diplomas, do
ing so in pleasing words to the two
graduates. He then told something
of the year's work. There had been *
358 enrolled, and at one time during .
the year every student was present
for two consecutive months, which ^
record was a fine one. The school .
again ranks second in the state in the
ma k i n g of uni ts- H e r than kc d- ? he pa
trons for their co-operation and good f
school spirit. The majority of the
force of teachers will return for the .
The Sunday school convention of
the Ridge association which convened
Saturday and Sunday at ward Bap
tist church, had a large attendance
from here, some of the Johnston 1
Sunday schoool members being on ;
It is interesting to know that the 1
wife of-Mr. Wash, the civil engineer !
who is in charge of the water works
system here is a granddaughter of ,
Capt. Johnston for whom the town '
is named. Capt. Johnston remember
ed the town in his will, leaving $500
for placing of a drinking fountain.
Mr. Wash says that it is a peculiar
pleasure to be engaged in work for
Mrs. Yancy Hite has been quite ill
at .the University Hospital, Augusta, '
and is still in a critical state.
Mrs. W. J. McGarity of Aiken is
visiting Mrs. Bartow Walsh.
Mrs. Mary Waters has returned
from a visit to her sister, Miss Anna
Huiet in Asheville.
Miss Lyllas McCulla, of Sumter,
and Miss Elizabeth Gill of Richmond,
Va., have been guests of Miss Annie
Holmes Harrison, and during the
past week they were the recipients
of several social attentions. These
young ladies were class mates at
On Tuesday evening, a large party
was given them by Mr. Mark Toney,
the chaperones being Mrs. A. B.
Harrison, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Cox
and Mr. and Mrs. W .E. LaGrone.
Wednesday afternoon, Mrs. B. T.
Boatwright entertained at Cedar
Grove with a very enjoyable rook
party. Besides the two honorees, Miss
Laurie Moore of Trenton was a guest
of honor, and the three were all pre
sented with pretty gifts. A delicious
salad course was served.
The young ladies were again hon
ored on Friday evening with a moon
Mrs. A. B. Lott and little son have
gone to Winnsboro to visit relatives.
Miss Gladys Price of Augusta is
visiting her mother.
The Narcousa club wishing to do
some relief work and to raise the
funds had a silver tea Thursday even
ing in the home of. Mr. and Mrs.
Jones. Each member arranged for a
table of four, there being 20 tables.
A very pleasant time was had and a
good sum realized-$16.00. A vari-1
ety of sandwiches and iced tea were
Mrs. J. W. Marsh entertained the
music club last Tuesday in a very
hospitable manner at Breezy Heights.
After several points of business were
disposed of, a miscellaneous program
of music, piano and voice, and a mu
sical contest was had. An elaborate
salad course, with iced tea was serv
ed. She was assisted by her sister,
Miss Theora Fleming of Gainesville,
Mr. Brice Waters of Florence was
a visitor her? last week.
Since the Ridge League of base
ball-teams was organized, of the
three games played, the Johnston
team has won each time. On Tues
lay Batesburg and Johnston will play
and each team has pledged itself to
beat the game.
Music Recital at High School.
The .music recital arranged by Miss
Fanny Sheppard for the students of
lier music school, took place in the
school auditorium on Friday evening.
The many, in fact the full house gave
?vidence of the interest of the people
in the musical efforts of our young
people. A full program may be read
)n our front page.
It seemed to be the consensus of
jpinion that of the number of splen
iid recitals arranged by Miss Shep
pard, this was the best yet. Musi
cians present commented on the qual
ty of all the performances and the
ligh grade of work reached, as well
is the splendid selections of numbers.
The Philharmonic music club had
>ffered prizes for the best rendered
lumber, and at the close of the pro- j
jram, Mr/ M. B. Tucker for the -,
:lub, presented two prizes,. one to ?
Miss May Rives, and another to lit- ^
tie Miss Clara Morgan who has only (
jeen taking lessons since last Sep
tember, but exhibited great talent.
At the close of the evening's pro- (
*ram Mr. Orlando Sheppard ardse^fc
md thanked the audience in behalf
>f Miss Sheppard for the splendid at- j
tendance and ' interest.
Series of Entertainments For
The teach 3rs of the Edgefield
Graded and High School have been
royally entertained several times dur
ing the past two weeks. Wednesday j
night of last week Misses Elizabeth 1
ind June Rainsford entertained them
with a moonlight picnic in honor of
their house guest, Miss Margaret
Davis of Newberry.
Saturday evening Miss Katherine
Mims entertained the teachers and a :
few friends. Numerous games were
played at the conclusion of which a
delicious salad course and block
cream and cake were served.
Tuesday evening the faculty in
dulged in a banquet at the Dixie
Thursday evening the principal,
Mr. C. F. Brooks gave a delightful
dinner party to his co-workers. Many
surprises were given him in forms of
telegrams, toasts and parting gifts.
At this the last meeting, a toast was
given by Miss June Rainsford to that
member of the corps, who is soon to
leave the ranks, thinking this life of
single blessedness isn't so nice after
all. Miss Mims responded with a toast
to The Spinsters. This was a wonder
fully fitting . close to a very happy
year. Mr. Brooks was ever thought
ful and attentive to his teachers, and
it is the regret on their part that he
sees fit to seek other fields of work.
If I Were a Farmer^
And were about to buy a tractor,
I would want to know:
Is the tractor adapted to the size
and soil of my farm?
Will it do the work better than it is
now being done?
Will it wholly or partially displace
horses? If the latter, how many?
Will it save man power?
For what purposes other than field
work can it be used-profitably?
Will I be given practical instruc
tion in its operation?
Will there be any inspection to see
that I am using it properly?
If I have trouble, can I get service
If I need new parts, can I get them
from the dealer, or must I send to the
The answer -to the above ques
tions will be given by the fellow who
owns a FORDSON or Yonce &
Schedule midge Base Ball League
Mrs. Jennie Covar Claimed by
Announcement of the death Sun
iay afternoon at 1:15 o'clock of Mrs.
Tehnie E. Covar, widow of the late
Robert H. Covar, will come as a most
distressing shock to hundreds of
Friends throughout the city. Mrs. Co
rar died at her home, 448 Watkins.;
Street, after an illness of three,
tveeks' duration. She was 50 years
Mrs.' Covar was one bf the_ best ,'??i
rood women, whose life was a reco
good deeds and .kind;.;Words.
lu mb or ed her "friends by "ber
?uaintances. She was a devoted and
active member of St. James Meth
adist church, and a- loyal and popular
afficer of Daughters of America
Lodge No. 12. She was also a mem
ber of Woodlawn Rebecca Lodge No.
Funeral services will be conducted
at St. James church Tuesday after
noon at 4 o'clock, and interment will
take place immediately after.
Survivors are one son, R. Hendrix
Covar; two daughters, Mrs. W. L.
Harrison and Mrs. C. W. Thompson;
her mother, Mrs. Mary J. Hendrix
and one brother, C. H. Hendrix, all
of Augusta.-Augusta Herald.
Carolinians Plan to Market
Aiken, S. C., May 29-Tomato
growers representing the districts of
Edgefield, Trenton and Williston met
in the office of Henry S. Johnson, dis
dr-ict agent Wednesday afternoon and
discussed the formation of a market
ing association for the purpose of
selling the tomatoes grown in the
above mentioned section's this year.
A constitution and by-laws for the
proposed association .were read and
The growers around Williston,
Trenton and Ridge Spring learned
long ago that collective marketing
is the only way to succeed with truck
crops or with any crop as for that
Those attending the meeting were
B. R. Tillman and R. L. Eidson of
Trenton; Messrs. Carwile, Reel, Dun
ovant and Wright of Edgefield;
Kitchings, Owens, Shuler, Mixon Pra
ter and Green of Williston and
George P. Hoffman of Clemson Col
A meeting will be held at Aiken on
the 31st at which time an association
will be perfected.
Filled Place of State President
With Ease and Grace.
Mrs. O. D. Black, first vice pr?si
dant of the South Carolina Division
U. D. C. made a very happy response
to the address of welcome given in
behalf of the John D. Kennedy Chap
ter U. D. C. by its president. Mrs.
Black, at the very short notice had to
fill the place of the State president,
and graced the position winning many
admirers by her charming and unaf
fected personality.-Camden Chroni
Huss Helen Nicholson Enter
, On Friday evening, May 20, Miss
Selen Nicholson was hostess at a tea
for a number of friends, those pres
ot being Gertrude Thurmond, An
ote Sue Broadwater, Mary Marsh,
Elyse Hudgens, Eleanor Mims, Rob
ert-Ouzts, George Evans and Mitch
Several games were played, such
as blind man's buff, forfeits, pig,
?et'back, during which a number of
m?ces, on the victrola were enjoyed.
After this a delightful salad'course
w?s'; servea*, " i?i?cli'^?^^e??f^f^
joyed by every one. Many songs were
sung and goodbyes said and the
guests departed in hilarious joy over
the wonderful time they had ' expe
Honor Roll Edgefield Graded
and High Schools.
First Grade: distinguished, Lovick
Smith, Lina Jones, Margaret Mooney.
Colie George, Robert Holston, Milton
Quarles, Raymond Quarles, Mary An
derson, Sallie Anderson, Alice Bus
sey, Addie Lou Covar, Mary Ouzts
Rheete Powell, Dorothy Rowe, Sal
Second Grade: Charles Byrd
George Erwin Cantelou, Hazel Cog
burn, Helen Deal, Martha Gibson,
Mary Gibson, Cornelia Holmes, Het
tie Jones, Carroll Kemp, Ruth Kemp,
Mary Esther Lowe, Katherine Mims,
Gertrude Lanham, Annie Nicholson,
Gladys Parks, Elizabeth Posey, Azilee
Quarles, Davis Thomas , Warren
Third Grade: T. A. Broadwater,
Jim Covar, Jerald LaGrone, Joe
Reece, Helen Dunovant, Elizabeth
Nicholson, Mary Holmes, Ruth Lynch,
Emma Perrin Mims, Frances Paul
Fourth Grade: (95-100) Mary
Cantelou, Carrie Louise Cheatham,
Janie Edwards, Dorothy Marsh
Martha Stewart; (90-95) William
Byrd, Walton Mims, Harry Paul, Ar
thur Timmerman,' Bertha Bussey,
Elizabeth Kemp, Sarah McCarty,
Clara Morgan, Margie Prescott, Paul
Fifth Grade: (95-100) John Nixon,
George Edward Sheppard, J. R Tim
merman; (90-95) Fitzmaurice Bryd,
Eleanor Dunovant^ Rudolph Davis,
Maysie Kemp, Ned Nicholson, Allen
Samuels, Maurice Rubenstein, Mary
Sixth Grade: Effie Allen Lott, Er
nest Quarles, June Nicholson, Mar
tha Thurmond, Margaret ' Strom,
Seventh Grade: Distinguished roll,
Caroline Hickerson, Elizabeth Tim
merman ; honor roll, Mary Lily Byrd,
Carrie Dunovant, Kathryn Stewart.
Eighth Grade: 95-100, Felicia
Mims; 90-95, Magdalene Redd.
Tenth Grade: Corrie Cheatham,
Gertrude Thurmond, George Evans,
Robert Ouzts, Mitchell Wells.
WEDDING PRESENTS: See Miss
Eliza Mims' handpainted china be
fore selecting your wedding presents.
Misses Lawton Give Delightful
Misses Gladys and Anne Lawton
entertained about thirty of their
friends at a lovely party on Thursday
evening at 8:00 o'clock.
On the arrival of the guests they
were served with delicious punch.
Then the cards for progressive con
versation , were given to the guests,
which caused quite a stir for several
minutes until the cards were filled
out. After this the conversation was
begun and rather irregularly, because
one of the mischievous guests cap
tured th-e-beil-and -prolonged, the-dates'
according to his wishes. This con
tinued until the bell was recaptured
by one of the charming hostesses.
The conversation lasted for almost
two hours, during which time many
songs W jre played and sung. When
the end of the last date came, delight
ful block cream, vanilla and straw
berry, and pound cake were served.
Winthrop College Scholarship
and Entrance Examination.
The examination for the award of
vacant Scholarships in Winthrop Col
lege and for admission of new stu
dents will be held at the County
Court House on Friday, July 1, at
9 a. m. Applicants must not be less
than sixteen years of age. When
Scholarships are vacant after July
1 they will be awarded to those mak
, ing the highest average at this ex
amination, provided they meet the
conditions governing the award. Ap
plicants for Scholarships should
write to President Johnson before the
examination for Scholarship exami
Scholarships are worth $100 and
free tuition. The next session will
open September 14th, 1921. For fur
ther information and catalogue, ad
dress Pres. D. B. Johnson, Kock
Hill, S. C. -
"Must Not be Again."
So much more vivid, so much more,
real, is seeing a thing than hearing
about it even ad infinitum. The rows
and rows of flag-draped coffins on Ho
boken pier moved President and Mrs.
Harding to tears. So would it move
all of us, and should move us to say
vehemently with the president, "It
must not be again."-Spartanburg
Very well said by The Herald; but
a?? for President Harding, what has he
done toward preventing war? Abso
lutely nothing as senator or as pres
ident. On the contrary it seems to
be his main purpose in life to nullify
the work that his predecessor in the
presidency did to bring about and
preserve peace.-Newberry Observer.
LOST: Saturday, a five dollar bill
either in store of Smith-Marsh Co.,
or on the street between this store
and the Jones & Son corner. Finder
will please return to
Mrs. D. J. ROWE.
At Mr. Rowe's store near depot.
Miss Florence Mims Visits
Lake Vermillion in North
Lake Vermillion in the north of -
Minnesota, derives its name from the
reflection of the red sunsets in the
water. It is one of the largest lakes
in Minnesota, being thirty-five miles
long with a shore line of one thou
It contains tree hundred and sixty
five islands. This place seemed worthy
of giving an entire day to, so about -
forty-five of the faculty left Aurora
at six-thirty Saturday morning in
the school omnibuses and cars, and
drove through the country about
twenty-five miles to Tower, which is
situated on the shores of Lake Ver
million. Here we took two motor
boats and rode about twelve miles up'
the lake, winding ?round islands and
by wooded shores to a fishing lodge
where we climbed from the boats and
unloaded our food supply and fishing
Certain members of the party were
detailed for kitchen duty for dinner,
and others for supper, and each had
his or her share of the labor. When
the dinner call was heard, you might
have seen some climbing from the top
of the boat where they had been fish
ing, others returning from sight-see
ing excursions along the shore, and
still others from canoe rides, and sudT
denly we all found ourselves in a
sort of Belgian breadline -with appe
tites which could not truthfully have
been called dainty.
I have often wondered what could
be the peculiar fascination about fish
ing, and I forthwith determined to
bring up into the light of day some
pickerel or pike from the bottom of
the lake. Anglers were sitting on
the top of the boat, and I climbed up,
thinking as I drd it that I might'be
come food for thc fishes instead of
their feeding me, had I fallen into the
?water. I held tfre^oflg line-in a most
suddenly, in about three minutes I /
felt something heavy clinging to the
end of my line. I was as frightened
as the fish, I know, and though I had
felt really . sorry for the helpless
things as they were thrown up on
the shore, I had no sympathy for this
one, so great had been my pride ia
One angler held my line, and an
other my fish, while I .took it f/om the
hook and another held the fish while
I climbed down, so that I was quite
too helpless to fish vei-y long, I re
quired the services of too many peo
ple to land me and the fish safely on
the ?hore. It was a pickerel, and that
name will forever after have a charm
for me, being the name of the first
fish I have ever caught. In fact, I
think pickerel must be about the best
kind of fish that exists.
Though pike and pickerel were
plentiful, the mosquitoes were more
so, and I started an agressive war
fare against them. In fact I still
bear the marks of the conflict with,
In the morning and afternoon:
while the sun was still high, the lake
looked like any other large body of
water surrounded by indented shore
lines, and though I had heard the
lake was magnificent, I did not think
so until ihe sun set, and then the
sky and the water were transformed.
Late in the afternoon, we spent ?
a long time in boats, and the water
looked as though mammoth paint
boxes had been spilled carelessly into*
the lake, so that the paint ran togeth
er in a riot of colors.
The birch trees lined the shores,,
their lacy leaves and white bark mak
ing them the most beautiful of trees..
As we came up the lake in thc
-morning, we passed an Indian man
and woman in a birch bark canoe
gliding gracefully over the water
There is an Indian government school,
on Lake Vermillion near Tower.
We arrived at Aurora after 12
o'clock Saturday night with a grea?t
deal to think about for some time
May 25, 1921.
FOR SALE: Five Duroc pigs 8
weeks old $4 each, also 7 thorough
bred Big Bone Poland China pigs T
weeks old $8 each or two for $15
Modoc, S. C.