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V0L- 86 EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2?, 1921
Successful Revival Closed.
D. cf C. Will Entertain
Veterans. May Move
The revival, which was in progr?s
two weeks at the Baptist church clos
ed on Friday evening, although the
spirit of the meeting lasted on
through Sunday ,evening. Dr. Frank
Hardy of Georgia, who assisted the
pastor, was a very forceful and ear
nest speaker, and he labored diligent
ly in the Master's Kingdom and got
many souls for his hire, there being
thirty six additions to the church,
twenty-six upon a profession of faith
and ten by letter.. The church was
greatly strengthened by his coming,
and many renewed their covenant
and several offered themselves in the
service of the Lord, to be ready to do
whatsoever He might ask of them.
There were two services a day,
and during the morning hour the
stores closed that all might enjoy
the services. To many the morning
services seemed the most helpful and
uplifting. All the children took great
interest and their choir of seventy
five was lovely to hear. In apprecia
tion of Dr. Hardy's services, the
members of the church gave him a
purse of $175.
Mr. Sayle Andrews of Birmingham
has arrived to spend a while here
with relatives. Recently he under
went two severe operations and has
not yet quite regained his strength.
Miss Sara Carwile, who has been
in Hartsville during the winter and
summer, with her niece, Mrs. McAl
pine, is spending this month here
with her sister, Mrs. S. G. Mo'oley.
Mrs. M. . Coleman of Aiken is vis
iting her daughter, Mrs. W. E. La
Mrs. M. T. Siftley and Miss Ella
Mobley who have been visiting their
^sister, Miss. Lillian.Mobley* ,have re
turned to their homes at Orangeburg
and Columbia, respectively.
Rev. W. B. Brooke and family
of the Meeting Street section, have
been for a visit in the home of the
former's uncle, Rev. W. S. Brooke.
The friends of Mr. Henry Jackson
will be glad to know that his condi
tion shows improvements and it is
hoped that he can soon be restored
Mrs. Leland Miller of Richmond,
Va., is spending a while at the home
of her brother, Mir. William Bouk
Miss White of Abbeville has been
visiting Miss Virginia Harrison.
Miss McRee Causey has returned
to Birmingham after a visit to her
aunt, Mrs. Huiet Waters.
Mrs. Walter Hendrix, Fred Hen
drix and Miss Floride Hendrix of
Leesville visited relatives here last
week and upon their return home,
Fred was accompanied by his friend,
Oscar Black, who will visit him.
Mr. Walker Mobley of Charlotte
is spending his vacation here at the
home of his father, Mr. W. S. Mob
On Thursday of this week the
Mary Ann Buie chapter, U. D. C.,
will entertain the veterans of Camp
McHenry, and their wives, the wid
ows of veterans and the world war
veterans with* a picnic at the home of
Mrs. Martha Edwards. For several
years this happy occasion has been
held at this hospitable home, Mrs.
Edwards being one of the charter
Miss Milo, who has been visiting
the Misses Bean, has returned to her
home at Winnsboro.
Mrs. W. B. Ouzts entertained with
a most delightful dinner party on
Thursday evening in compliment to
Mrs. Leland Miller of Richmond.
Mrs. B. T. Boatwright entertained
a party of friends on Wednesdaay af
ternoon in a very happy manner, in
honor of Miss Virginia Harrison and
her visitor, Miss White of Abbeville.
Mr. J. M. Turner went to the Uni
versity Hospital Monday to undergo
an operation. ,His many friends hope
that it will be successful and that he
can soon be at home again and in bet
The Daughters of the Confederacy
are hoping that the monument to the
Confederate dead can now occupy a
better suited location than the pres
ent site, which is right on the rail
way and frequently much that should
not be there covers the square sur-'
I rounding, the monument. It was the
?earnest desire of the Daughters to
erect the monument on "Main street
where a pump was placed last year.
Now that the town has water works
and the pump is to be removed, the
monument can occupy this especially
desired spot, and several of the
men of the town have offered their
aid in the moving of the monument.
The monument is worthy of a better
place in the town.
The force at work on the well to
supply the town reservoir, is expe
riencing much difficulty in finding wa
ter. After going a great depth a
strata of rock has been struck, which
is almost impenetrable. The well is
located near the power house.
/ Mr. and Mrs. Weiderman of Pros
perity have been visiting their daugh
ter, Mrs. Tom Weiderman.
Mr. and Mrs. Watkins of Cross
Hill are guests of Mr. and Mrs. A. P.
News comes from Mr. Elliot Lew
is who is taking a special course in
music at a Chicago University that he
is well located and is pleased with
his course. He is studying under a
Misses Elliot and Conya Hardy who
have had. government positions in
Washington will arrive this week for
avisit to the home folks. Mr. and
Mrs. Hardy are planning a family re-.
Union on the Fourth of July as a
pleasant surprise to them.
The Study of Italian and Its
Relation to the Speaking
and Singing Voice.
Very often to the mind of the lay
man (and not seldom to the music
student) will come the question, as
to why the study of the Italian lan
guage seems to form so fundamental
ly an inherent part of the course of
a voice student. "Why" they ask, "is
so much stress laid on this particu
lar tongue,,what benefits come from
its use so strongly urged by all-mas
ters, to the singing' voice, that make
it different from any other of the
modern languages in which beautiful
songs and operas have been writ
The answer to the above is found
in the statement given by an eminent
scientist of the English speaking
race, who claimed that the physio
logical results of early learning and
speaking fluently the Italian tongue,
with its open vowels and easy com-;
binations of consonants, were inval
uable in shaping the throat of the
individual to greater freedom, more
depth and breadth and aided in that
most wonderful of all acquirements,
automatic adjustment of the vocal
bands to the breach.
No matter what part of the world
a Conservatory of Music may be es
tablished, Japan, with its Oriental
tongue, Russian with its many let
tered alphabet, France with its love
ly brilliant court language, Germany
with the language so rich in poetry
and in science, England, America,
where English, the about-to-become
world spoken language, no matter
where-the study of Italian forms a
large part of the study .life of the
young singer. '
To hear Italian beautifully spoken
(by no means a common feat) as it
comes out of the mouth of an edu
c?ted individual, is to get the sen
sation that it is a language quite
without effort, its rising and falling
cadences resembling much the height
ened and lessened flow of a murmur
ing rivulet over smooth stones. This
sensation has given rise to a saying
that "L'ltaliano non ha gola," (an
Italian has no throat) and as the ul
timate goal of the public speaker and
singer is to loose completely all sense
of throat, it can be readily under
stood by laymen and students alike,
how great an aid to beautiful song
and speech, is the acquiring the use
: of this Latin tongue, early in the life
of the student.
[ Written for The Edgefield Adver
tiser by Signora De Fabritiis.
FOR COTTON WEIGHER.
I respectively announce to the pub
lic and to my friends that I am a
candidate for Cotton Weigher at
Edgefield. If elected I promise you
faithful and efficient service. I so
licit your vote and your support in
attaining this position.
JOHN R. SCURRY.
State Press Association Will
Meet in Greenville.
The annual meeting of the South
Carolina Press association will be
held in Greenville Wednesday, Thurs*
day and Friday, July 6, 7 and 8. The
program, which was made public yes
terday is an interesting one. There
will be no long papers but short dis
cussions on a number of matters of
importance to the newspaper folks.
The annual address will be delivered
by Courtland Smith of the American.
Press, New York.
The program for the meeting fol
Wednesday, July 6, morning, ses
sion, 10 a. m., opening session at Im
pertan hotel. Invocation, Address of
welcome, by . C. Harvley, mayor of
Greenville. Response by J. L. Mims,
of the Edgefield Advertiser. Report
of the President.
"The Newspaper of Tomorrow,"
by Robert Lathan, of The News and
Courier. - - .
"Advertising Rates as Related to
Labor and Other Costs," by W. L.
Washburn, of the Aiken Journal and
Discussions by R. L. Freeman of
the Pee Dee Advocate, Bennettsville;
P. W. Johnson of the Marion Star,
and E. C. Horton of the Abbeville
Afternoon session-2:30 o'clock.
"Advantages of Owning a Modem
Office Building," by W. W. Smoak,
the The Press and Standard, Walter
boro. Discussion by E. H. DeCamp of
the Gaffney Ledger; T. H. Coker of
the Hartsville Messenger, and M. L.
Hitt of the Bamberg Herald.
4.:30 o'clock, baseball game, Green
ville vs. Charlotte.
"Editorials," by L. M. Rice of the
"Selling from a Printed List," by
C. C. Muller of The State, Columbia!
Discussion by, H. G. Osteen ?f The
item, Sumter; O. K. Wi?mm^of^he; j
Record, Rock Hill andHBTTL Peace
of The News, Greenville.
Thursday, July 7.
"The First School of Journalism,"
by Rion McKissick of The Fiedmont,
"The 12 Em Column," by Charlton
Wright of the Coliimbia Record.
"Human Interest Stories," by
James D. Grist, Jr, of the Yorkville
2 p. m., luncheon tendered the vis
iting newspapermen by the Green
ville Kiwanis club.
Afternoon session-3:30 o'clock.
Annual address by Courtland
Smith of the American Press, New
Night session-8 :30 o'clock.
Round table discussion. Memorial
service. Reports of committees. Elec
tion of officers.
Automobile trip to Caesar's Head.
Cars leave hotel at 9 o'clock. Lunch
eon at Caesar's Head hotel at 1:30
o'clock. Cars leave at 4 p. m., re
turning to Greenville at 7 p. m. 8
p. m. Banquet tendered by the cit
izens of Greenville..
The Imperial hotel is giving the
visiting newspapermen reduced rates
and reservations should be secured
at once.-The State.
Moving Pictures for Rural
A schedule has just been mapped
out by Supt. of Education W. W.
Fuller and County Agent A. B. Car
wile for Mr. Riser, of the State Board
of Health, to carry the moving pic
ture truck of the State Board of
Health over our county to show sev
eral films that will be instructive to
wards leading to better health in the
rural sections. Below is the schedule:
Monday, July 4th, Harmony school,
8:30 p. m.
Tuesday, July 5th, Trenton school,
8:30 p. m. ?
Wednesday, July 6th, Cooper
school, 8:30 o'clock.
Thursday, July 7th, Antioch school,
8.30 p. m.
Friday, July 8th, Flat Rock school,
8:30 p. m.
Saturday, July 9th, Red Hill school
8:30 p. m.
All are invited to see these pic
tures. There will be no charge for
seeing them. Mr. Carwile is trying to
get several agricultural pictures from
the Department of Agriculture to be
shown also. , \
Special Appeal to Ministers* of
The public schools of the state
need your help.
The Journal of the National Edu
cation Association which is distrib
ied throughout the United States,
lblishes statistics, derived from the
United States Bureau of Education
f?r; 1918, showing as compared with
altthe other States in the union.
..-"(I'. That South Carolina has the
smallest number of citizens who can
read with the single exception of j
vf That South Carolina spends
the. smallest amount per capita for
th? education of the children in pub
3. That South Carolina has its
pttplic schools in operation the small
est number of days in the year-110.
That South Carolina has the
smallest percentage ofboys and girls
attending high schools-2.2 per cent..
5. That South Carolina has the
smallest number of free public libra
ries-1.09 per cent.
,6. That in all educational lines
.South Carolina averages the lowest
in the country-occupies the 48th
Thus is our beloved state adver
tised to the entire world.
If this condition is not true, we
ought to prove it; if it is true, we
ought to correct it.
. The churches are doing great
things in higher education; let them
alBto rally tb the improvement of the
public schools, which make the col
leges and universities possible.
The Baptist State Convention last
wjnt?r took the lead and memorial
ized .the Legislature to make larger
appropriations to the public schools.
Let all the churches co-operate,
and do it now.
We ask every minister of every de
nomination, in South Carolina to read
the ..following invitation .to his cpnr|
gr^^atiori^ap3jnrg^t?^m to accept it : I
Spartanburg, held under the auspices"
of the Chamber of Commerce, May
12,1921, the following resolution was
"We the citizens of Spartanburg,
profoundly impressed by the inade
quate facilities provided by our pres
ent public school system for the boys
and girls of South Carolina, realizing
the low position in popular education
we occupy as compared with other
states in the union, and believing that
this condition can be remedied only
by a united effort on the part of all
the .citizens of our commonwealth,
hereby invite the people of South
Carolina to meet in Spartanburg on
July 15 for the purpose of organizing
a state-wide Citizens' Educational
Association to devise and execute
plans for arousing public sentiment j
and to take steps to promote through
legislative action such constructive
measures as are necessary to meet
our educational obligations to our
children of our state."#
The conference will assemble in
the Converse College Auditorium at
11:00 a. m. on July 15, and will con
tinue until the late afternoon, with
an intermission for a picnic lunch
eon on the college grounds for visi
tors. This will enable you to reach
the city on the morning trains in
time to attend, and also to leave on"
the evening trains.
Spartanburg Chamber of Commerce
R. P. Pell, Chairman Ex. Com.
Our Sacred Obligation.
Hundreds of wounded veterans of
the world war will march to the cap
ital at Washington today to make
personal appeals to the Congress of
the nation for justice and for relief.
The shameful figures which were
presented Monday, at the opening of j
the convention of ^the National Dis- j
abled Soldiers' League in Washing
ton Monday show that there are no
less than 650,000 dis abled and sick
veterans in dire need of adequate
hospital treatment and rehabilitation.
It is a shameful thing that these
brave men who became maimed while
serving their country should have to
ask that justice be done them in this
hour of their suffering and.of their
need. Long have they waited for aid,
and now the time has come when they
can wait in patience no longer, and
to the chosen representatives of the
people in the sacred temple of the
Republic-above which flies the flag
of honor-they will say: "Shall
America be ungrateful? Shall the
government of the United States deny
us justice when we responded so loy
ally to its call in its hour of need?"
In 1917 the government of the
United States told the men who en
listed in the army and navy forces
that not a man would regret the day
of his enlistment beneath the flag,
and today it can be said in truth that
the wounded men are only asking
what the government pledged them
in the year of the opening of the war.
Beneath the little white crosses in
the fields of France today sleep 70,
000 Americans who died believing
th?t they fell for liberty. They were
inspired to fight with all the ardor
and devotion of heroes because they
were told that the American flag
was carried to the battlefields in the
cause of humanity.
Nev?r can we forget those heroes
lying there in the garnde?r and in
the glory that belong to none but the
immortal dead. It is too true that
they died in vain, but they fell be
neath the American flag, and died as
only heroes can die, and therefore
their memories are sacred to our
As we honor those who perished
in the struggle, so must we honor
those who survived it.'So must we,
for the sake of the honor of the flag
have full regard for our sacred ob
ligation-the care of the maimed
We cannot escape that obligation.
Miss Sue Adams Writes From
When I went home some two weeks j
ago I had not even an idea of com- <
ing back to so lovely a place at this l
time. However, I am delighted with ]
my sudden decision to come. <
There are about one thousand peo- i
pie here, some young and some old. j
.The number of women^ greatly ^ ex- j
coming to a girls' college and being
associated with so many clever wo- j
men which makes their inferiority 1
more marked. Nevertheless, a few ?
have enough nerve to cheerfully join ]
in and bear it. <
The majority of the men and wo- ;
men here are teachers who are fit- ]
ting themselves for better and less ]
selfish work in training the children
of today who shall be the men and ;
women of tomorrow. Teaching is no- -?
ble work and one qualifying herself j
for it should be of a noble mind, ;
unselfish and patient. There are girls i
here who speak very crude English,
use the most uncultured pronuncia
tion, and in fact know very little of
anything. These same frivolous girls,
who care nothing of childish ideas
and know nothing of the child's abil
ity for learning, proclaim themselves
This should not be. No wonder chil
dren form wrong ideas. They think
of a teacher as an ideal and indeed
expect them to know more than even
the best and most efficient may
know. Children expect all this. They
wonder why you don't know. They
wonder at your indifference in find
ing out things they are interested in,
and how you ever got to be a teach
er without learning.
We expect every American gen
eration to be better. We study, plan
and teach with that prophetic view.
We try to fit children for their fu
ture. They will need to know more
than some of us. If we are common,
unpolished, illiterate and indifferent
we can expect no more of the chil
den we teach. We can't pound
thoughtlessly on a piece of clay and
expect it to become some beautiful
form. We'must think and work with
As times grow better only the
most capable teachers will be given
positions. If you are unfit someone
will find it out. Yt>u can't hide you?
weaknesses every day in the class
room. If you have any .ambition have
the. persevering kind. If you like
teaching, teach, but above all things
LIKE IT and LEARN IT.
Teach in the winter and spend six
weeks of your vacation preparing at
Winthrop summer school.
Rock Hill, S. C.
FOR SALE: Good young milch
cow, fresh to pail. Apply at The Ad
Miss Florence Mims Write?
From Heart of the Rockies
in Bear Tooth Mountains.
If I allowed myself to think a great
while, I would know I could not ade
quately describe the wonderful
scenery here in the very heart of the
Rockies, in the Bear Tooth Moun
tains. I think we cannot exaggerate
the really good and beautiful things,
of life, for beauty is truth"and noth-.
ing that I could say would overesti
mate this secluded spot where we are
living in a rustic lodge or hotel, mod
em, and yet rustic enough to suit the
rugged crags around it.
. Riche! Lodgq is seven thousand
feet above sea level, so I am up in
the clouds above Edgefield, where it
is cold enough to have huge logs
burning in the mammoth fireplace in
Ehe dining room and the living room.
The lodge is just at the converg
ing point of two very swift moun
tain streams, which flow together and
go on to join the Yellowstone River.
I have an even larger appetite than
[ had in the woods and lakes of Min
nesota and my friend and I thought
ive would eat about five loaves and
three fishes, mountain trout, for ev
ery meal. The streams and lakes af
ford the pink and black mountain
trout, some of which were brought up
to the lodge yesterday. These fish
ire caught in the swift, dancing cur
rent of the mountain stream, so I
im sure it would take great skill to
hold-one's line and at the same time
fool the fish.
The mountains rise precipitously
?ust at the hotel and there are two
mow capped peaks in plain sight. The
nountain sides and meadows are cov
ered with large nad small boulders.
Unlike the mountains of 'western
tforth Carolina, the Rockies are rock
:overed rather than tree covered. The
/alleys are alight with , flowers of
?very color and. clumps, of gray
jreen sage brush with a pleasant
In the earlier spring;about seyfBXj^
five thousand logs were rolled down
che mountain side and sent down the
stream "in what is called a log jain.
Here the lumber jacks start them
safely on their destination to Red
Lodge, the nearest town to Richel
Lodge, where the logs are used for
props in the coal mines.
Coming up the trail from Red
Lodge we passed one peak v/hich has
an extinct volcano crater which has
not erupted for fifteen or twenty
years. The trees along its sides were
dead, proof of some past eruption.
One of the earliest pioneers, a
typical westerner and famous guide
and horseman, "Pack Saddle Ben"
Greenough has a camp only a few
yards from the lodge. He is well
known all over the state of Montana.
I am anxious to talk to him and get
some lore of the mountains from one
who knows them as only a woodsman
can. He probably will think me too
much of a tenderfoot to bother with.
Some forest rangers have their
government station near here, with
a high flag staff rising out of primeval
wilderness. The rangers were up at
the lodge the hight we arrived and
we all gathered around the huge
open fire, which made it seem like
Christmas, with the Yule logs burn
The Southerner who speaks with
out affectation is as surely branded
with his native heath as though it
were stamped on his brow, so one of
the rangers remarked to me that he
thought I must have come from a
good many miles south of here. I ask
ed him if he could guess the right
state and he said "Virgniia or the
. I am afraid that I have not only
not lost my dialect but accentuated itr ?
since it isn't displeasing, rather the
oher way, to Westerners. '
My next adventures will -be ur
Yellowstone Park before I travel
much farther north and west.
My friend is playing Dixie on the
piano, so that I have to stop and lis
^Bear Tooth Mountains.
June 20, 1921.
WEDDDiG PRESENTS: See Miss
Eliza Mims' handpainted china be
fore selecting your wedding presents.
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