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YOUNG PEOPLE'S MANNER
And now Dr. Eliot, of Ham
?views with alarm the manners of
youth of our land. This and o
jeremiads upon the same theme
'cently sent forth recall to mind
famous motto of a famous sci
chosen by its famous founder,
liam of Wykeham, in the lourtei
century. The motto modern
;reads, "Manners make the man.'
It is by no means my purpos<
' laud the manners and dress of Ai
ican young people. Both are opel
criticism. But my disapproval
chastened by memory of our i
youth. We have reason to hesi
to cast the next stone.
Every generation as it reac
declining years finds fault with
behavior of the rising generat
Usually, it finds fault, also, with
. -way girls dress. The clergy of ev
.creed in every age have led the c
rus of denunciation, and when
Teads their philippics in chrono]
ical series, one is appalled at
uninterrupted downhill course
the human race.
Particularly, Catholic ecclesi
'tics have thundered at young won
to cloth themselves more seemly. 1
ideal of feminine apparel that p
-vades these moralists seems stron?
influenced by the man's ga
Their views on masculine attire i
distinctly more liberal, as witness 1
splendor of texture and color wc
"by the princes of the Church as th
mass in religious ceremonies It woi
seem somewhat inconsistent i
"bishops and cardinals to adjure you
women to dress soberly, but they
not see it.
It is natural that the manners
the mature should be gentler th
those of the young. Social experie
ces and employed energies bring tl
about. Laments upon degeneracy
the rising generation relieve the
motion of people who have quiet
.down about people who have n<
Anyone familiar with animals h
seen old horses, dogs and cats loi
look with similar exasperation up<
the gambols of the young of the
Manifestly it cannot be true th;
the manners and dress of the your
people have been getting worse f<
three thousand years, documentai
?vidence to the contrary notwit'
standing. Such a theory would* endo
prehistoric children with a wierd ar
incredible perfection . Also, eve
"we should on this theory have muc
with a glacial slowness Of deseen
"worse manners than we have nov
It is true that as we gaze about u
$Tom vCambridge to San Francisco th
majority of girls chew gum and cart
le shrilly, and the majority of boj
lounge uncouthly and smoke, as D:
Eliot says they do, in the presence o
the opposite sex. Moreover, "smart
girls in increasing numbers are rc
taliating by smoking in the faces o
We cannot blame the war fo
these crude manners. They were wit'
us before the war. But the war cer
tainly gave a new impulse to ever:
form of let-down. The manners o:
our youth but reflect the disillusioi
and pessimism of world-wide ruin.
: But granting the American younj
people have crude m?nheri, thal cit:
girls paint and powder with Byzan
tine lavishness and wander arounc
nights without chaperon-though th<
chaperon business is a very feeble
encuragement to propriety-cando]
compells us to remark that all is no1
right with many of those who sorrow
so publicly over these things. Whj
should the sight of a highly colored
girl in a short skirt, with her hair in
fftueer knobs, send one into a virtuous
7brainstorm? Very likely she is the
mainstay of a widowed mother and
. is sending little brothers and sisters
- to school -out of fifteen dollars a
- week. She" has.as good a right to wear
'her hair in knobs and use a lipstick
r as her critic ;has to wear a stiff collar
and silk hat. Both methods of fix
' ing up are equally abhorrent to the
: angels and arise from precisely the
: same instinct.
There is a pathological tinge to a
good deal of the horror at women's
. clothes. The mutual calm and content
. of a youth, and maiden parading in
. wet bathing suits before a crowd of
' their" fellow- men in the same predic
ament on a bathing beach, is health.
' ier. The sooner we get rid of the no
tion that there is virtue in wearing
" bales of- cloth, the better. "Likewise
it were well for some people to learn
to bear with resignation >the thought
that all human beings have arms and
' legs, and that the only-valid reason
for covering them up are-the climate,
rheumatism, or badly set fractures.
These short skirt moralists might well
take more time considering their
" blessings. What-if evolution has de
. cided that women should be centi
pedes instead of bipeds?
Those who know young people re
alize that they attach very different
? values to dress and behavior, from
: tho?e of older persons. They are gen
ei-ally innocent of motives attributed
to them by their sophisticated elders.
This is not saying that these motives
may not be obscurely at work, but
it accounts for the fact that young
people h^ve been scandalizing their
seniors for thousands of years, and
that there is an indestructible mor
ality about them nevertheless.
Not that the young are ignorant
nowadays on sex subjects. What
good did it ever do them to be igno
rant? It is possible to take a course
in embryology and preserve one's
virtue still. In fact, about the surest
way to instill habito of virtue into
the young is to send them to a coed
ucational university an^ cause them
to take laboratory courses in biol
ogy and modern drama, with stiff
The only way to get a really high
average of manners in a demflcracy
is to give the young an adequate
education. That means a sound high
er education, in conduct as well as
book knowledge. The home and the
Sunday-school are quite incapable, at
present, of doing their jobs. The cler
gy and the average parent are better
scholars than teachers. As long as
things are as they are and we have
children quitting school in the grades,
we are going to have raw minds and
consequent raw manners. Bishop
William <pf Wykeham may have scold
ed and sorrowed and pleaded at the
youth of fourteenth-century England,.
but he did smething a good deal more
effectual when he founded inter
mediate schools ' at Winchester and
This country is niggardly in edu-?
cational expenditure and extravagant
in military expenditure, like every (
other "civilized" nation. We say that
we must pay the war debt and get
ready for future war before we can 1
do much to make the world a toler-'
able place to be born into. Some very
expert financiers have advocated un
iversal canceling of international
debts as a necessary prelude to a
sane reconstruction of a tottering
society. But do we hear any welcome
to this suggetsion? No! We prefer
Young people may not have as
good manners as their elders, but the
monumental follies and catastrophes
o? history have come about because
of the ''wisdom" and parsimony of,
the aged rulers of the world,
- . ..^rae
To Reduce the Weight.
From the number of letters which
keep coming, the whole feminine '
world is too fat and wants to know_
how to reduce itself and make itself ?
more comfortable and more attrac- j
tive. There are a number of reasons
why we should not allow ourselves to .
become too large. First, an excess of !
fat is not healthy, it is hard on the
heart and dangerous in other ways; j
second, it is not comfortable; and
third, it is not becoming. I do not'
mean that we all want to be skinny or
that plumpness is unattractive.
As a general rule it is simply a :
question of eating too muchl There '
are some people that eat very spar
ingly and still continue to put on
flesh but they are the exception and j
should see a doctor if uncomfortably
stout. ; - a " ?j igBj?rg ? ? *
Therefore the first thing to do td
reduc? flesh ls to eat small portions i
of all foods, always leaving the table j
a little hungry. It is a good rule to j
limit oneself to one helping of each
dish. Starches and sugars should be !
avoided-potatoes, cereals, breads,
puddings and pies. Do not use an ex
cessive amount of sugar in tea or
coffee; and leave off candy, especial
ly between meals.
After all these "don'ts" there?
seems'very little left but not so; for
one can eat plenty of green vege
tables, salads, and fruits, excepting
bananas. Milk, meat and eggs taken
in reasonable amounts do no harm
and butter may be used sparingly.
To make oneself more comfort-1
able and aid the appearance one i
should buy a good corset that fits j
well and comes just above the waist|
line, and a snug, well-fitting bras
siere. Stocking supporters should be
attached to the corsets and broad
heeled shoes worn. More exercise will
be taken if we are properly dressed
and \the expense is more than jus
For dresses the stout woman should
select loose ones that have long lines;
those that hang from the shoulders
are good. Avoid light shirt waists
wtih dark skirts as these add to the
apparent size, as do broad stripes and
plaids. There is nothing that is more
universally becoming or that will
make one look smaller than dark,
loosely-fitting clothes, neat shoes,
and skirts that are not too long nor
As the Federal Land Bank will re
sume the making of loans to farmers,
I will receive and file applications for
loans for farmers.
S. McG. SIMKINS.
Why Some Towns Grow
Others Do Not.
Two Greenwood merchants are
taking more space in the Press and
Banner ^oday than all the merchants
in Abbeville are taking. The Green
wood merchants are going to use
more space in the Press and Banner.
One Greenwood shoe shop sold
more shoes to Abbeville people last
week than any'three stores in Abbe
ville sold to Abbeville people.
If you will read the Greenwood po
per, and it is worth reading, you will
find that good Abbeville people are
in Greenwood every day. They , go
there to trade.
The Greenwood merchants adver
tise in their home paper, and 'thus
they have built up a business which
reaches out into other counties as,
far as the paper reaches. They are.
beginning to reach over into the town
of Abbeville and take away the cus
tomers of the home merchants. The
latter think business is dead.
If you will read the Lexington pa
pers you will see that they are full
bf the advertisements of Columbia
merchants. On the streets of Colum
bia, and in the Columbia stores, every
day you will find Lexington people
doing their shopping. If you were in
Lexington you would find the Lexing
ton merchants asleep on their coun-.
ters, or maybe sitting on a drygoods
box of last year telling somebody
how dull business is.
But the merchants in Columbia and
in Greenwood know better. Hence,'
Some people want to know why I
Abbeville does not grow and prosper :
like other communities. Look at the
advertising columns of the local pia*
pera, and you will know the reasan
why. Our merchants have lost their
"pep." It takes "pep" to get busi
Intern the Gossips.
"They say," "It is rumored," "I
have been told," and kindred expr?s- ^
sions have caused more heartaches/
blasted more characters and thrown
into bankruptcy more business in
stitutions than any other combination
of words in the English language. 1
To destroy confidence either in an in
dividual or in a business institution c
by circulating unfounded rumors, ^
maliciously or not, is a "most r?pre- ;
hensive practice. Those who indulge t
in it should be interned on some is- (
land in the middle of the sea where (
their uncontrolled tongues could -\
have full play without making vic- ?
tims of the innocent. (
Recently an. unconfirmed rurnj&?1 ?
that a large bank in the city of Dal^' t
las was in trouble was circulated, i
The report spread throughout the 1
city and within an hour depositors
were crowding the lobby and extend
out into the street, each one intent
on fighting his or her way to the win
dow before it was too late. Fortu
nately the run on this bank was made r
by small depositbrs only, but had not
the financial interests of the city,
through their representatives, ad
dressed the crowd and issued state- *
ments through the newspaper extras 1
showing that this particular institu- (
tion was solvent beyond a doubt, th?
run might have been more serious. '
Even though this institution found it ?
possible to aatisfy all demands eas- (
ily and without embarrassment, fi
nancially there is no way of estimat
ing ithe injury done by destroying or
weakening the confidence the thou
sands of depositors had in the bank
and in its officers and directors.
The neighborhood gossip, despic- "
able as he or she may be, mas a. com- i
paratively narrow influence. The ped- '
dler of rumors in the business world
undermines the confidence of the
public in institutions in which thou
sand are directly or indirectly inter
ested. One false rumor-one careless
remark-frequently becomes fthe ba- c
sis for exaggerated stories which
may eventually wreck a bank or other .
business institution, which, according 1
to all rules of business and reason, '
was solvent. ^
Confidence is necessary in busi- .
ness. A good reputation is often bet- (
ter security than lands or bonds. At (
this period in the history of this Na- (
tion we need to restore confidence in
our fellow men, in our business in
stitutions and in ourselves. It is a -
time when men and organizations (
should work in harmony and lend a
helping hand where needed. The prac
.tice of the Golden Rule would do j
much towards restoring peace and ^
prosperity throughout the world.- j
Farm and Ranch. i
Why That Headache? 1
When you know the cause of a dis- j
ease a cure may often be effected. \
This is particularly true of headache. \
Headache often results from consti
pation or a disordered condition of
the stomach which may be corrected
by taking s dose or two of Chamber
la'Vs Tablets. Try it. These tablets '
are easy to take and mild and gentle J
SOUTH CAROLINA'S COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND AGRICULTURAL
W. M. RIGGS, President
1571 ACRES 'OF LAND. VALUE PLANT OVER $2,300,000.00. ENROLLMENT 1919-'W, 1014.
OPERATED UNDER STRICT MILITARY DISCIPLINE.
Agricultural (Seven Majors).
June 13-July 23
Removals of Entrance Conditions.
Agricultural Club Boys.
VALUE OF A TECHNICAL
A technical education is the best
insurance against hard times. In
earning capacity, it may equal an
estate of $50,000. 'For the untrain
ed are tue positions of poverty and
Times are hard in South Carolina,
but the cost, of an education at
Clemson College is comparatively
low,-sufficiently low to be .within
the reach of any ambitious young
man in South Carolina'.
Scholarships, free tuition and the
payment .by the United States Gov
ernment to R. O. T. C. students,
still further reduce the cost.
Do not allow the financial difficul
ties to keep you from entering col
lege this fall to prepare yourself for
the opportunities that lie ahead.
SCHOLARSHIPS AND EXAMINA
The college maintains one hun
dred and seventy four-year scholar
ships in the Agricultural and Tex
tile Courses. Each scholarship
means $400 to help pay expenses
and $160 for tuition apportioned
equally over the four years.
Also fifty-two scholarships in the
One-Year Agricultural Course, these
scholarships are worth $100 and tui
tion of $40. The scholarships must
be won by competitive examinations
which are held by each County Su
perintendent of Education on July'
8th. It is worth your while to try
for one of these scholarships.
Credit for examinations passed at
the county seat will be given to
those who are not applying for
scholarship but for entrance.
R. O. T. C.-Clemson is a member of the senior division of the Reserve Officers Training Corps. All R. O. T.
C. students receive financial assistance from the Federal Government, this reaching about $200 per year during
the junior and senior classes.
FOR FULL INFORMATION WRITE OR WIRE
THE REGISTRAR, CLEMSON COLLEGE, S. C.
APPLICATION WILL BE CONSIDERED IN THE ORDER RECEIVED
SUMMONS FOR RELIEF.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
COUNTY OF EDGEFIELD.
N THE COURT OF COMMON
Bank of Western Carolina, John
ston, S. C., Plaintiff. Against Ed
ward Mathis, H. G.' Eidson, V. E.
Edwards and George Williams,
To the Defendants Above Named:
You are hereby summoned and're
juired to answer the complaint in
his action, a copy of which is here
with served up?n" you ?hd to serv?
i copy of your answer,to the said
?omplaint on the subscriber at his
>ffice at Edgefield, South Carolina,
within twenty (20) days after the
?erv:--! hereof, exclusive of the day
)f su.;: service; and if you fail to
inswer the complaint within, the time
aforesaid, the plaintiff in this action
will apply to the court for the re
ief demanded in the complaint.
T. B. GRENEKER,
/ Plaintiff's Attorney.
Edgefield, S. C.,
May 19th, 1921.
To the Defendant, Edward Mathis,
Take notice that the complaint in
;his action, together with the Sum
nons, of which the foregoing is a
:opy, was filed in the offices of the
2!lerk of Court of Common Pleas, at
ScTg?field, in the County of Edge
ield, and state of South Carolina,
m the 17th day of May 1921.
T. B. GRENEKER,
W. B. Cogburn,
C. C. C. P., E. C., S. C.
Farmers Can Borrow
The Federal Loan Act.has been
leclared constitutional. The Federal
Land Bank at Columbia will begin
msiness soon. We have been author
zed by the secretary of the local as
sociation to take applications from
larmers for loans on real estate. All
'armers who wish to borrow money
:an procure application blanks at our
)ffice. Avail yourself at once of this
N. G. EVANS.
C. T. BURNETT.
Candidate for Cotton Weigher.
I respectfully announce that I am
i candidate for re-election to the of
fice of public cotton weigher for the
;own of Edgefield. I have served on
y one term and the experience I
lave gained will enable me to ren
ier more efficient service in the fu
;ure. If elected for a second term, I
pledge th? same faithful and impar
;ial service that I have rendered in
;he past. '
W. G. Byrd.
Would you buy more gas if you
;ould get it for 26 cents? Come in
ind let's talk it over.
. YONCE & MOONEY.
Southern Railway System
Announces Excursions Fares, SeasonN 1921, for
the Following Special Occasions
Identification Certificate Plan
One and One-Half Fares Round Trip
ATLANTA, GA.: Associated Advertising Clubs of the World,
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J.: Mystic Order, Veiled Prophets of the ,
Enchanted Realm. June 28-July 2.
CHATTANOOGA, TENN.-: Southern Baptist Convention, May
CHICAGO, ILL.: International Association of Printing House
Craftsmen. July 23-31. ,
CLEVELAND, 0.: International Convention, Kiwanis Club,
DETROIT, MICH.: Annual Convention World-Wide Baraca
Philathea Union, June 23-26.
LITTLE ROCK, ARK.: Sixteenth Annual Session of Sunday
School Congress, June 8-13. .
LOUISVILLE, KY. : National Convention Travelers' Protective
Association, June 13-18, I
NEWARK, N. J.: Grand Aerie, Fraternal Order Eagles, Au
NEW YORK, N. Y.: International 'Convention United Society
of Christian Endeavor, July 6-15.
ST. LOUIS, MO.: National Conventional Modern Woodmen of
America, June 18-25, *
TOLEDO, OHIO: Annual Convention Suprem? Lodge, Loyal ,
Order of Moose, June 27-July 2.
UNION BRIDGE, MD. : Annual Conference Old Baptist Church,
WINONA LAKE, IND. : General Assembly Presbyterian Church,
of U. S. A., May 17-27. . \
One Fare Going, One-Half Fare Returning.
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J.: National Confectioners' Association
of the U. S., May 23-28.
ATLANTA, GA.: National Fraternity Society of the Deaf,
BUFFALO, N. Y. : Union of American Hebrew Congregations,
BUFFALO, N. Y. : Photographers' Association of America,
BUFFALO, N. Y. : National Association of Electrical Contrac
tors and Dealers, July 20-23.
BUFFALO, N. Y. : Association of Operative Millers, June 6-11.
CINCINNATI, OHIO: Annual Convention Wholesale Grocers'
Association, May 10-13. j
CHICAGO, ILL.: Annual Convention National Electric Light
Association, May 31-June 3.
CHATTANOOGA, TENN.: Dramatic Order Knights of Khoras
san, August 9-13.
CHICAGO, ILL.: National Wholesale Grocers' Association,
CHICAGO, ILL.: The Interstate Cotton Seed Crushers' Asso
ciation, May 18-20.
CHICAGO, ILL. : National Association ef Real Estate Boards,
CLEVELAND, OHIO: American Water Works' Association,
CLEVELAND, OHIO: National Federation of Business and Pro
fessional Women's Clubs, July 18-23.
HERSHEY, PA. : Church of Brethren Annual Conference, Jnr.e
HOUSTON, TEX.: National Association of Mercantile Agen
cies, August 14-16.
Retail Credit Men's Association, August
KANSAS CITY, MO.: National Association of Retail Grocers,
KANSAS CITY, MO.: National Leather and Shoe Finders' As
sociation, June 13-15.
MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.: Annual Convention Commercial Law
League of American, August 8-11.
NEW YORK, N. Y.: National Tuberculosis Association, June
NEW ORLEANS, LA.: Convention National Association of
Master Plumbers of the U. S., June 7-9.
NEW ORLEANS, LA.: National Baptist Convention, Unin
corporated, September 6-12.
NEW YORK, N. Y.: American Optometric Association, June
PHILADELPHIA, PA.: Meeting American Cotton Manufac
turers' Association, May 27-28.
ROCK HILL, S. C. : South Carolina Sunday School Association,
June 8-10. ^
ST. LOUIS, MO. : Twenty-Third Annual Convention National
Association of Letter Carriers, September 5-10.
ST. PAUL, MINN. : Annual Convention Retail Monument Deal
ers' Association, August 16-18.
ST. PAUL, MINN.: Annual Meeting International Association
of Display Men. July 11-14.
WASHINGTON, D. C.: American Institute of Homeopathy.
For further information call on nearest Ticket Agent or commu
. s. H. MCLEAN, G. W. CARTER,
District Passenger Agent, District Passenger Agent,
Columbia, S. C. Augusta, Ga.
Those who are using Fordson trac
tors on their farms wonder every day
how they ever farmed without one.
YONCE ? MTOONEY.
' FOR SALE: 450 acres of land,
six mil?s of town, fenced, $10 per
acre, cash or credit.
JOHN RAINSFORD. ;