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VOL.86 EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 1921 No. 24
New Books For Library? R?v.
W. S. Brooke Conducting
Meeting at Chappell.
Ivi any Visitors
The town library is now being
made a very attractive place and is
opened twice a week. Sixty-four new
books were received during the past
week and these are such good ones
that they should be read. The library
is expecting to receive a box of
books from the government, the only
condition with these being that all
World War veterans have free ac
cess to them. The library is over the
Farmers and Merchants bank and the
opening hours are from 4 to 6 o'clock.
Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Crouch and
Mrs. L. S. Maxwell have been at
Dillon, S. C. as guests of Dr. and Mrs.
Mrs. James Edwards entertained
with a very pleasant dinner party on
last Thursday, her guests being sev
eral of the elderly ladies. All of these
were girls together and so a very
happy day of reminiscences was had.
Mrs. Mena Calhoun has returned to
Greenwood after a stay in the home
of her daughter, Mrs. Ben Wright.
Miss Blanche Sawyer has gone to
Charleston to nurse a patient. She
is a good nurse and has been kept
busy part of the summer.
Mrs. Yeomans of Fairfax is the
guest of her daughter, Mrs. Joe Cox.
Mrs. Hames of Jonesville, is also vis
> iting in the home.
Miss Lillian Smith of Edge fi eld is
visiting her aunt, Mrs. J. W. Hardy.
Mrs. Dorn of Spartanburg is the
guest of her daughter, Mrs. J. A. Do
bey. Other guests in this home for
the week-end were Mr.- and Mrs.
The Baptist Sunday school now
numbers 503, and it is hoped that the
extra class rooms can soon be ar
but is now improving.
Misses Sallie Dozier and Isolene
Westmoreland are at home from a
visit to the latter's sister, Mrs. Frank
Wierse at Charleson.
Mr. J. M. Turner returned on Sat
urday from the University hospital,
where he has been recovering from
Miss Ella Jacobs is at home from
Winthrop college where she attended
Mrs. Ella Perry Moore of New
berry is visiting Mrs. Alice Cox.
Upon her return she will stop in Co
lumbia for her little son, Guerney,
who is now going to school at Ep
Mrs. McClung who has a position
with the Norris Millinery Co., has
gone to her home at Saluda for a
Misses i Reese and Long of Wash
ington, D. C., have been guests of
Misses Conya nad Elliot Hardy.
Mr. George Hardy has returned to
Birmingham, Ala., after a visit to his
Miss Mary Lewis of Meeting Street
was here Thursday en route to
Charleston to spend a while with her
friend, Miss Shiver who has just con
cluded a visit to Miss Lewis.
Mrs. Leland Chester and little son
and Miss Maude Wright have gone to
Macon, Ga., to visit in the home of
Miss Louise Boyd of Chester is vis
iting Mrs. Walter Sawyer.
Misses Sara and Louelle Norris,
Mrs. M. R. Wright and family and
Mrs. McClung have been for a visit
Mr. and Mrs. Sammon of Macon,
Ga., are guests of their daughter,
Mrs. Joe Wright.
\Miss Marguerite Simmons is visit
ing Miss Sallie Dozier. During the
spring she was with her cousin, Miss
Simmons in North Carolina.
Mrs. Eugene Kneece and children ?
of Ridge Spring spent last week with
Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Clark.
Rev. W. S. Brooke is at Chappell
this week conducting a meeting at
Cross Roads church. He will return
on Saturday afternoon to fili his pul
pit on Sunday.
Messrs Clerence and Robert Saw
yer are now in Charleston where they
fill good positions.
Mrs. Jenkins of Vidalia, Ga., is
visiting in the home of her nephew,
Mr. G. G. Waters.
Dr. and Mrs. C. P. Corn are at
home from a week's stay at Wal
Mrs. Walter Sawyer entertained
her visitors on Friday afternoon with
a picnic at Smith's pond.
Mrs. Cecil Kenney of Warrenville
has been for a visit to friends.
Mr. Robert Tribble of Newberry
spent last week here with his sister,
Mrs. M. W. Crouch.
Government Considers Offer
of Henry Ford.
Washington, July 15.-/The gov
ernment is giving earnest considera
tion to the offer of Henry Ford to
purchase the great Muscle Shoals ni
trate plant on the Warrior River,
The Ford proposal was brought up
at the cabinet meeting today and re
ferred to Secretary of War Weeks,
Secretary of Labor Davis, who al
ready have begun a study of the fed
eral waterpower commission later.
The Detroit millionaire automobile
manufacturer has offered to pay $5,
000,000 cash for the plant and to
take a 100-year lease on the dams
Secretary Weeks stated today that
no decision will be reached until a
careful study of the offer has been
made. Ford will be asked to come to
Washington later on for a confer
ence with Secretaries Weeks and
Hoover, it was learned today.
' There is every indication that the
government is favorably disposed to
the Ford proposal, since it would
provide completion of ,the Muscle
Shoals project and would include al
most immediate conversion of the big
plant to the making of explosives in
the event of war. Mr. Ford's pro
posal to use the plant for the manu
facture of cheap fertilizers for the
farmer also meets with the entire ap
proval of the government.
New Method of Using
. - % to Treat Cancer.
at last, that cancer can be successful
ly treated by means of a new discov
ery in the use of X-rays.
' Hundreds and thousands of men
and women all over the world who
are at present suffering from cancer
will be encouraged by the fact that a
new scientific treatment for this
dreadful disease has been discovered,
according to a new report.
Hitherto many drugs, serums and
other treatments have been adopted,
but without success. Among others,
X-rays have been used, but in the
past they have not been powerful
enough to kill large growths.
Radium will undoubtedly kill can
cer cells, but its influence is very
One of our leading radiologists has
recently returned from a special trip
to the University of Erlangen, Ba
varia, where Professor Herman
Wintz has been treating deep-seated
cancers by extremely powerful X
rays. The difficulty in the past has
been to get the full, adequate dose
of X-rays which will kill the growth
down to the center of the cancer with
out destroying the healthy structures
between it and the skin. This has
been overcome at last.
So successful have the results in
the women's clinic at Erlangen been
that all operations for the removal .f
cancer have been abandoned.
Eighty per cent of cancers have
been apparently cured by this meth
od after a period of three and a hajjf
The word "apparent" is used be
cause no doctor dare say that cancer
is "cured." All he can say is that
the growth has not recurred.
One or more exposures extending
over several hours is enough. No
anaesthetics are necessary as it is
painless. The patient can eat, sleep,
and smoke while lying on the table.
Within five years, one authority
states, not 10 per cent of cancers will
be treated by surgeons.
Professor Wintz's apparatus has
been installed at the West London
hospital at a very great expense.
With the exception of another owned
by an X-ray specialist, it is the only
apparatus of its kind in use in Eng
A demonstration was recently giv
en at West London hospital before a
large number of London and provin
I Stage Fright, What It Is andi
a Possible Cure
(Written for The Advertiser by
[Signora De Fabritiis.) 1
What is stage fright, that terrible
sensation that has been known iry.
rare instances to render absolutely:
impotent the voice of an* actor or:
I singer or the fingers of a player? '
Stage fright, the real thing, must,
not be confused with the form of ner?,
vousness felt by almost every sen-,
sitive man or woman, when he or stf?jj
appearsi beforjs an audience larg&j
I or small to interpret some literary^
or musical idea.
Not to feel this "trembling of the
knees" this "sinking sensation at the,'
diaphragm," this dry throat and parch'
?ed tongue, is to brand ones self as'
too insensitive to emotions, too dull
of feeling, and therefore unfit to be
an interpreter of the Musis of Music
We have always held to the belief,"
that knowledge of one's craft, built
painstakingly and intelligently, did;
much to help put in the back ground."
the spectre of nervousness.
A poise of mind and body that'
comes when the individual ceases to;
think of the personal. appeal during!
a performance and thinks only of the",
subject in hand, trying to be a pasri
sive medium through which the'
thoughts and moods of the composer
find audible expression, this is a great
aid to poise. .
In a recent issue of The .MusicaJ
Digest, a weekly paper that plays Sj
wonderful part in the development of
discriminating musical taste in Amer
ica, by giving without bias or preju>i
dice, the press reviews of the great,
mass of concerts and operas given'-ijtf
New York, Chicago, London, Pal
and Rome, we find this question,
stage fright, most interestingly treat
ed. For the benefit of our readers.!
who do not have access to this pap?M
we quote the following:
"liss Geraldine Earrar, whoseptfil
is almost a household-word,- anS,
who rose to the top round of the
ladder of fame in her own America
and abroad; stimulates the imagina
tion of many aspiring young singers,
says in part:
"Stage fright is not, to my way of
thinking, a germ, but a state of mind.
It is really, if we look at it clearly,
a matter of self hypnotic hysteria,
which affects most emotional people.
We have all felt nervousness in some
form and personally I am seldom
subject to the kind of nervousness
that interferes with the fullest use of
Miss .Marcella Craft thinks that
"It should not be confused with the
excitement which may cause the
heart to beat and the knees to trem-1
ble a bit, especially just previous to
one's first entrance upon the stage
in either opera or concert. That ex
citement: is wholesome, if a bit of a
nuisance at the time .... Without
that tremor of excitement a sort of
phlegmatic dullness is apt to kill the
effect of a performance perfect from
a technical standpoint.
Mary Jordan holds that "Stage
fright is caused by lack of prepara
tion and a lack of concentration."
We are in complete sympathy with
the above, for lack of knowledge be
gets fear and fear is at the root of all
acute stage fright. One cannot con
centrate on a thing one does not
j know well, so hand in hand with lack
of knowledge goes the lack of clear
visualization that gives vitality to the
In?our own career as concert sing
er aid also as we have helped others
to a public career, we have found one
of the surest cures for their ner
vousness was to concentrate on ry th
micsl deep breathing for ten or fif
ten/minutes previous to a perfor- J
maxjce. This, plus a habit of never
choosing for a program a song that
had not. been absolutely mastered in
all details, and rehearsed a sufficient
number of times, as to seem, when
sung, an improvisation, gives to the
performer a buoyancy of mind and
boJy, an enthusiasm that is at once
its1 own making and its giving which
brings the audience into immediate
sympathy with the artist, and creates I
the amosphere which banishes ner
?We have one coupe, one touring
I c$r, and one run about in stock that
' wi can deliver at once. Phone 82.
Y ONCE & MOONEY. I
Miss Florence Minis Wril
From Seattle and Por ti an
' and the Journey to San
. > Leaving Livingston, Mont., W<
nesday, June 29, we arrived in Se;
;t?e, Washington, late Thursday nig
fu:The United States made a gre
jga^n when it included this territo
among the numerous ones added
the original thirteen colonies, for
^indeed, a land flowing with mi
^'Strangely true, that though tl
j?tate and Florida are as far apa
fy any two on the map, they are ve
jj&Uke in climate and products. T]
njjrm Japanese current gives Was
?fitton, Oregon and Southern Alasl
^climate that added to the natur
pprtility- of the roil, makes it one .1
Nihej finest fruit raising districts :
[the country. It never snows in Sea
tie, a fact that I have had to thir
Lover a long time before I could b
f:. flt- seems to me that there is on]
.one business enterprise that woul
?ot flourish in Seattle and that is th
?florist shop, for the avenues, yarc
and vacant lots were all a riot c
bfqom, with magnificent roses an
^flowers of every description, and th
sfeeet corners were gay. with flou
??j venders like sunny Italy.
;,'J'-Sefore going to Seattle, I was toi
08?, the .most interesting of all Seal
?tiffi show places was the public mai
?kelf It had never occurred to me tha
ahiihing, supposedly so common
pl?'ce, could be a thing of beauty. Ii
ilia&ing along, it was not necessar
;iJw|Be; told just where the' market
?TO??;for along the streets then
fflawied a colorful display of fruits
.yeotables and flowers, of such per
xj?pri;that a vegetarian would prob
ably think it an earthly paradise, ant
I, .j?ftcy am essentially a non-vegeta
mr.; thought that even I might be in
ra'^s 1 saw in a' reBlind y?TL5w~coTol
scheme. This was a rainbow desigi
reapt?ing to the earth with pots oi
golcl close to hand for the venders
and wealth in nourishment for the
One is amazed at the very smal
price at which these things are sold
partly perhaps because of the ease
and quantity in which they are rais
ed, and partly because they are near
ly all sold by Japanese ycien and wo
men, who have a cerain thrifty ca
pacity for living on a very small in
come. There were monstrous straw
berries and cherries about twice as
large as any I had ever seen.
Instead of looking at buildings as
I went about sight-seeing, I was look
ing at the flowers, amazed at the pro
fusion with which they bloomed, es
pecially the Dorothy Perkins roses,
which have lon; '.ince bloomed and
withered at hom
I left Seattle i1 the same im
pression the " " . iad when they
visited Amern .1 Med it Vine
land, for I was as su. prised to find
grapes instead of snow in this far
northwestern corner of the conti
nent, as they were to find such veg
etation on the eastern shores.
Portland was also a veritable or
chard and rose garden. Early in June
every year a rose show in held. This
city is older than Seattle, and has
not grown old as gracefully as some
I have seen.
I am continually surprised at ?he
enormous stretches of country that
lie between the large cities in the
west. Travelling on one of the fast
est trains in the west, the Shasta Lim
ited, we spent a day and a half and
a night from Portland to San Fran
cisco. On any other train it would
have taken six hours longer.
The morning of the second day
we passed Mt. Shasta, and I looked
up to behold the most beautiful
mountain I had ever seen. Certainly
it could be well compared with "the
monarch of mountains" Mont Blanc.
Snow lay along the sides in deep
ridges and water falls came down its
sides. The train stopped for all the
passengers to have a chance to drink
the really famous Shasta water. Ai
rways such water has a medicinal taste
that certainly does not appeal to me.
I would probably have gotten out and
taken a long draught had I not only
too recently had some water from a
similar spring in Yellowstone Park,
where the car stopped one morning
at an iron spring supposed tor contain
the finest water in the Park. On such
a recommendation, I filled my cup
and expecting a sort of nectar, I
drank some liquid that tasted like
extract of quinine and green persim
mons, and I then and there resolved
that in the remaining few or many
years of my life, I would take my
water and medicine separate.
We arrived in San Francisco on
Tuesday evening, having ferried
across the Sacremento River, and
later acrpss the Bay, seeing San
Francisco outlined by thousands of
lights in the dim distance.
3101 California St.,
San Francisco, Cal.
July 4, 1921.
Resolutions on the Death of
Mr. H. M. Dibble.
A special meeting of the' Directors
of the Bank of Western Carolina was
held at Aiken on last Friday, July
15th, which was largely attended.
Resolutions upon the death of Mr.
H. M. Dibble were adopted, and the
matter of selecting his successor was
considered. As arrangements had
been made for conducting the affairs
of the bank during the next few
months when Mr. Dibble was expect
ed to be away on vacation, it was
decided not to elect a president at
this time, but to postpone action until
September 15th, and in the meantime
Mr. P. M. Buckingham was elected to
serve as president pro tem. The res
olution as adopted is as follows:
Resolved, That inasmuch as the
President of the Bank of Western
Carolina has, departed this life, and
it is not deemed expedient at this
time to fill the vacancy in the presi
dency caused by his death, because '
it is thought advisable that not only
the Directors but the Stockholders
of the bank, and its patrons should
consider well who should be appoint
ed to this important position.
will not now act upon said matter,
but continue the same for future con
sideration, and that there be a meet
ing of the Board of Directors to con
sider said matter on the 15th of Sep
tember, next, at 11:30 o'clock, at
this place and that in the meantime,
the efficient Vice-President of the
Bank in whom we have confidence,
Mr. P. M. Buckingham, do assume
and exercise as President pro tem the
duties of the office of President, and
that he and the Directors, and the va
rious committees of the Directors,
and other officers of the Bank con
duct the business of the Bank as
Union Meeting of the Second
The union meeting of the Second
Division will meet with Ebenezer
church oh the 30th and 31st of July,
1921, at 10:30 a. m.
Devotional service by the Modera
Report from churches.
Discussion of subjects:
1st. Are our Union Meetings
worth while?-L. R. Brunson, J. H.
2nd. Does a delegate fulfill his
duty to .God, to his church and to the
union meeting when he fails to at
tend the unions?-S. B. Mays, T. M.
3. Some of the outstanding evils
that are in the way of the advance
ment of the kingdom work.-M. W.
Carpenter, Rev. W. R. Barnes.
Devotional services conducted by
Rev. P. B. Lanham.
Mission sermon by Rev. W. R.
Exposition of Scripture: "Be ye
doers of the wqrd, and not hearers
ohly," James 1:22-by Rev. W. S.
All creditors of the estate of N.
L. Brunson, late of said county and
state, deceased, will render an ac
count of their demands, duly attest
ed and all debtors will pay amount
due by them, to the undersigned Ex
ecutor of estate at his home at Cle
ora, S. C.
D. D. BRUNSON,
Cleora, S. C.
June 21, 1921.
RED OAK GROVE.
Sunday School Well Attended?
Delegates Elected to Con
vention. Meeting Soon
There was a goodly number attend
ed Sunday school at Flat Rock also
Red Oak Grove last Sunday.
There seems to be general interest
in the song practice. Mrs. T.. J. Dorn
and Mrs. Eulie Dorn will serve as
hostesses for the gathering this week.
Delegates from Flat Rock Sunday :
school to the convention at'Stevens
Creek are as follows: Misses Louise
Bussey and Bertha Parkman and
Messrs T. W. Lamb, Clifford Doo
little and P. S. Hamilton ; others ex
pect to attend.
The Y. W. A. meets this month.
with Miss Annie Doolittle.
Mrs. . Zelphia Thurmond ' is vis
iting her daughter, Mrs. John Math
is at Collier.
Mrs. Eva Bussey h?s her sister,.
Mrs. Nita Wates from Augusta visit- ' ?j
Mr. George Gilchrist accompanied
by his friend, Mr. Frank Kenrick
have been visiting relatives of the
former near Cleora.
The friends of our pastor, Rev. G.
W. Bussey will regret to hear that
his health is such that he is confined
to his room now, but if in accordance
with the will of our Heavenly Fath
er, may he soon improve.
"Self control" was the subject last
week at prayer meeting, Messrs. T.
W. Lamb, W. A. Dow and George
Bussey made splendid talks and Miss
Kathleen Kenrick rendered a most
fitting paper on the subject.
The attendance at the prayer ,
meeting continu?s, also the interest
is encouraging, thus enabling a most
helpful gathering for our young folks,
as well as" the older folk.
'The continuance . of those.. wekly".. -
gatherings Us dn^^t^e_^jttfuln.es? ".; .'
of Mn Thomas Lamb'/ Mr. WV ?'D<V.;/': " _ I
and'Mr. George Bussey.
The friends of Mrs. Frank Bussey
were glad to see her able to ride
out last week. Here is hoping she will
continue to improve.
Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Bailey visited
friends at Red Hill last week-end. ' .
The attractive and lovable daugh
ters of Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Bussey,
Misses Louise and Elizabeth, were
guests of Miss Kathleen Kenrick last
Mrs. George Bussey, Mrs. Nita
Wates and Miss Mamie Bussey mt .
tored to Edgefield last Friday.
Messrs P. S. Hamilton, George Gil
christ and Frank Kenrick motored to ,
Parksville last Monday and were
present at the moonlight picnic given
by Miss Cornelia Bussey in honor of'
her guest, Miss Kathleen Kenrick..
Last week-end Miss Mamie Tim
merman was the guest .of Mrs. Joe
Mr. E. A. Rogers, one of the pil
lars of Bold Spring church, and who
has many' friends here, spent last 1
week here and returned* to his home
Mr. Mallie Clegg is on ? visit to _
relatives near Callison, Greenwood
Mr. Orlando Harrison from Green
wood visited his sister, Mrs. Daisy;
Clegg last week.
Protracted meetings will soon be
gin. While we ?ppreciate and enjoy
the social feature of these meetings,
the spiritual side should have prayer
ful thought. In the Literary Digest
we read a most excellent article on
"Where the Car Has Helped the
Church" says don't blame the auto
mobile if .you think that church at
tendance has decreased, for it is the
man that controls the car, for the
fault lies in ourselves. People ought:
always to be superior to things. The
only place you can locate the causes
of conduct is within ourselves. The
bane or blessing of anything we have
in this world depends on ourselves.
July 18th, 1921.
We are selling Palm Beach suits
at reduced prices. Before purchasing
come around and let us fit you.
I. MUKA SHY.
We have a nice line of ladies'"
gents' and children's low quarters
which we are selling at reduced