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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 1921
No. 4:? ?i
Enthusiastic Meeting of Far
mers Held. Revival Services
Will Begin in Methodist
Church Next Week.
On Thursday morning at the"" Au
ditorium a large and enthusiastic
crowd of farmers of Saluda and Ed_
gefield counties, met for the purpose
of considering Dairying.
The boll weevil has reached this
section and is destroying whole
farms, and the farmers are realiz
ing the necessity of diversified farm
ing. The ridge-section is especially
adapted to Dairying.
The chief address of the morning
was by Mr. C. Schmolke, agent in
Dairying, of the Dairy Extention
Dept., Clemson College. His talk
was exceedingly interesting and he
told his experiences in South Africa,
of 15 years of dairying.
Talks were made also by Mr. Allen
Mobley of this place and Mr. B. R.
Tillman of Trenton.
Both of these have had experience
in dairying for the past few years,
and were able to give splendid sug
gestions and practical advice.
Each impressed the fact that those
engaging in dairying must grow_ their
own feed and give persoiaal attention,
if the venture was to prove success
There was much interest manifest
A number of farmers agreed to
form a co_op^rative dairy associa
tion, and to further effect this, there
will be another meeting at the opera
house, on the afternoon of Sept. 16,
at four o'clock, the men being
anxious to put this through.
An invitation to all farmers living
near the town to join in was given.
An instance was told of a. young
man who lives near the S. C. border
line, in another state, who has a 110
acre ?arm; wher?'nV????-ates a dairy.
His farm produces all the feed and
the dairy has his personal attention.
It was told that last year his
profits, not including the sale of
calves, was the sum of $3,600.
It was decided that the Holstein
was the best cow for dairying and
to operate the proposed dairy it
would take 400 cows.
,A revival service begins here at
the Methodist church, on Sunday, 28,
and' the pastor, Rev. Kellar will be
assisted by the Rev. Mahaffey. Mr.
Mahaffey is a fine and forceful
preacher, having been heard here
On Sunday morning, at the Bap
tist church, the church letter which
will be sent to the annual association,
The association will be Thursday
and Friday of this week, at Speig
Ber's, and the letter or report (of
church activities that will be read
at this meeting, is a good one, some
of the items being as follows:
During the year there has been an
increase of 29 members by profession
of faith and 23 by letter.
The church membership is 434.
The Sunday School numbers 475,
with 25 officers and teachers, 19
The church is very happy in the
fact that two Ministerial students
will go from it this fall, to Louisville
?Seminary, Mr. James Edwards and
Mr. Ed Johnson.
During the year the church has
conti ibuted to the campaign fund,
$6444.22, of this amount the mem
bers of the.church gave $2980, the
members of the Woman's Missionary
Society, $2016.42, the Young Wo
man's Auxiliary, $490., The Sun
beams, $333.55, The girl'.s Auxiliary,
$230, The Royal Ambassadors $192._
60. The Sunday School $200.
Other gifts and expenses of the
church amounted to $5363.20.
To all purposes the church has
given about $12,000 during the year.
About ten delegates will go from
this church. (
Mr.. H. W. Dobey has the sympa
thy of his friends here in the death
of his brother which occured during
the past week at his home in Aiken.
He was with his brother at the
time of his death.
iMrs. B. Edwards has gone to visit
her sister, Mrs. Tom Willis in Willis,
Mrs. W. B. Ouzts and Wilmot have
gone, to Tennille Ga., to visit the
Miss Marion Boyd, of Chester, is
visiting friends here. '
Mrs. Tom Smith who lives near
the Harmony section, suffered a
stroke of paralysis on Saturday. Her
friends hope that ?he will rally, and
can be spared here much longer.
Dr. Olin Sawyer, of Georgetown,
has been the guest of his sisters, the
.Miss Marie Askins, of Greenville,
is visiting Miss Marie Lewis.
Miss Lillian Mobley has gone to
Orangeburg to visit her sister, Mrs.
M. T. Siftley.
Mrs. Archie Lewis entertained the
club on Thursday afternoon in a
very happy manner, all spending two
pleasant hours with the cordial hos
The highest score was made by
Miss Frances Turner, who was pre
sented with the prize, a very dainty
cover with ten napkins to match, and
Mrs. C. P. Corn received the conso
lation, a set of corn holders.
A tempting salad course was serv
Mrs. Claud Lott entertained the
Narcosa club on Friday morning. Be
sides the members there were other
guests. Rook was the chief diversion,
and at the conclusion of the game a
dainty hot luncheon was served.
Mrs. W. E. Lagrone and children
are at home from a visit to relatives
in the mountains.
Misses Ruth and Elizabeth Harris
are guests of their grandmother, Mrs.
P. N. Lott.
Miss Mallie Waters has been vis
iting Mrs. W. F. Scott at Batesburg.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Strother, Mas
ter Harry and Josephine are at home
from ip. visit tp Newberry and Chap
Mesdames, James White and Lilly
S. Andrews spent last week at Saluda.
Misses Eva and j Jessie Rushton
and-John Cnn Eid son have returned'
from a two weeks stay at Sullivan's
Prof. Compton has returned and
is now domiciled at the manse on
school campus, and school will open
.-Mrs. Compton is still in Columbia
with her mother, Mrs. Moses Mob
ley, having gone there last week upon
the illness and subsequent death of
her father, Mr. Mobley.
She is expected during the coming
Soft Shelled Eggs
It surprises many folks that hens
will often persist in laying soft
shelled eggs even when liberally
supplied with oyster shells, grit, etc.
The supplying of such material is
very important and should never be
neglected, but in addition there are
other factors to be considered.
Soft.shelled eggs are often pro
duced hy hens because they are in
an over.fat condition, especially
when the fowls are fed almost ex
clusively on grain. The supposition
that oyster shells provide absolutely
all the material needed for the foun
dation of eggshells is not confirmed,
as experiments show that part of
the lime of the eggshells is obtained
from the food. As grain is deficient
in lime, and largely abounds in
starch, the hens, when fed on grain
exclusively, are given a larger pro
portion of starch or fat producing
material than they can utilize, and
not enough mineral matter.
If clover is supplied 'to the hens,
they can secure a larger share of
mineral matter therefrom, but soft
shelled eggs will always be the re
sult when hens are fat, no matter
what kind of food is given. Exces
sive fat is obstruction to reproduc
tion, in both animals and birds. When
a hen is very fat she will lay double
yolked eggs, very small eggs >or
small eggs without shells.
If the eggs from overfat hens are
used for incubation, the result will
be few shicks, and sometimes none.
The chicks will often be weak and
sometimes deformed.-Utah Farmer.
Large Insurance Polices.
We see it stated in the New. York
Times that the President of a large
New York cooperation has applied
for insurance of $10,000,000, nam
ing his company as the beneficiary
according to H. B. Rosen, an Agent
with offices in the Hardman Nation.
Rates On Cotton Will Be
Freight rates on cotton for trans
portion for distances within the
state of South* Carolina, ranging
from five miles or under to 120 miles,
are to be reduced by an order issued
by the state railroad commission
yesterday afternoon. , The order
grants that part of the Seabord Air
Line and Southern railroads for ?n
adjustment of cotton rates carrying
reductions on "short haul" shipi^ents
and refuses the sections providing
for corresponding increases on the
"long haul" shipments.
The rates to be made effective by,
the order, which as far as they go;
are identical with the rates for short*:
hauls carried in the railroads' petii.
tion are: for five miles and under,19v
cents per hundred pounds; ten miles;;
and over five miles, 2H/? cents;
15 miles and over ten miles, 2* cents;:-!
20 miles and over 15 miles, 26%
cents; 25 miles and over 20 miles,;
29 cents; 30 miles and over 25 miles',
30 cents; 35 miles and over 30 miles,?
31% cents; 40 miles and over 35'
miles, 3214 cents; 50 miles and overj
45 miles, 35 cents; 55 miles and over
50 miles, 36% cents; 60 miles and,
over 55 miles, 37l/? cents; 65 miles
and over 60 miles, 39 cents; 70 miles
and over 65 miles, 40 cents; 75 miles
and over 70 miles 41% cents; 80
miles ano", over 75 miles 42%. cents;
85 miles and over 80 miles, 44 cents;
90 miles and over 85 miles, 45 cents;
95 miles and over 90 miles, 46%.
cents; 100 miles and over 95 miles,
47% cents; 105 miles and over . 100
miles, 50 cents; 120 miles:and over'
110 miles, 52% cents and 130 miles,
aand over 120 miles, 55cents. Re
ductions in rates carried in this
schedule range from 30 per cent, to
2 per cent, lower than the rates now
uv effect On all shipments for.di|3
tances over 130 miles'the rates now
in effect will obtain, the spmmissiom
having refused the railroads' peti^
Mw4>&w?m&? foti* -^m^m
The rate adjustment plan, origin
ally proposed by the Seaboard Air
Line railway and agreed to by the
Southern railway,, was refused by
the coihmission when first presented
for consideration. Later, however,
a hearing.was held on the proposal,
the railroads making the claim that
the reduction of the rates oh short
hauls would benefit the 1 farmers
and buyers while the increase on the
long hauls would supply the rail
roads with the revenue needed to
meet high operating expenses. The
present cotton rates, the two com
panies' representatives admitted,
were maladjusted, the short haul
charges being too high in propor
tion to the long haul rates. The At
lantic Coast Line railway refused to
join the other two carriers in advo
cating the plan, asking instead that
the rates now in effect be main
tained until some later date when
after transportation costs had been
reduced all reductions in rates could
be made. The short line representa
tive also opposed the reduction of
short haul charges. The proposed
schedule, it was pointed out, was
identical with the rates already in
effect in interstate traffic.
Shippers of cotton present at the
hearing, however, contended that
the proposed schedule would work a
serious hardship on the shippers of
cotton in the state, the greater ma
jority of the cotton being carried,
they said for distances in excess of
120 miles. The shippers also gave it
as their opinion that the loss in rev
enue due to the reduction of rates
on short hauls would be offset by in
creased business on cotton now car
ried, by trucks. This, it was conten
ded, would make the increase in the
long haul charges unnecessary.-The
al bank building, who has just writ
ten a $5,0000,000 policy of this kind
for Adolph Zukor, the motion pic
ture producer. Mr. Rosen declined
to reveal the name bf the applicant.
The annual premium of Mr. Zukor's
policy would be in excess of $200,_
000, Mr. Rosen said. Until he wrote
this policy, the largest similar one
he bad negotiated was that of John
McE. Bowman of the Pershing
Square Hotels, for $2,000,000. Mr.
Rosen said that he had written
thirty policies where the amount
was $1,000,000 or more.-Augusta
.Dairy Meeting at Johnston
. There ;was. surprising intere
shown in the dairy meeting held
?J^imston last Thursday, Aug. 1
Farinera from ' Edgefield, Rope:
^C^oss Roads, Trenton, Harmon
Plmlippi, Long Branch, Johnston, ai
various sections of Saluda Coun
were present, numbering in all i
St 150. Mr. J. W. Cox, one
J^?inston's young farmers, -as w(
wk lawyer, presided over the mee
fgjjj in a very pleasing manner. I
?fessed the need of our farme
Saning to other issues besides coi
ton, and urged earnest cooperatic
?niong our peaple.
??.Two very interesting talks follow
ed,, giving the inside of a dairj
man's life. Mr. B. R. Tillman (
Trenton, who is the proud owner <
some, twenty of the best Jerseys 1
b^.found anywhere, talked at lengt
ox his experiences. Mr. Tillma
^tressed the matter of being kind 1
.the herd, saying that the perso
who hits his cows is going to get hi
?He .also told of the importance c
rtisihg the Ba^ k tester and th
: sidles to rid th. J of the "board
ers" in it. *'J ig these thing
rag?' 'be obtai. Clemson Col
lege and the IK jax. ?nt of Agricul
l'?pre at Washington, he said. M:
Kilman is building his herd so as t
not have any cows in it that wi!
give less than about 500 pounds o
'butter, ?ach year, which it seems t
us is a real cow. Feeding plays
great part in th_e game, so says Mi
Tillman. He says that one can rais
hi's own feed allright, but he may fim
trouble in properly mixing the hom'
feeds unless he studies the matte
aad-.gets a little help from Clemsoi
Gollege. He says that Ciemson's fee?
mau stayed with him one day an<
snowed him how to properly mix hi
feed,, and this work has been wortl
TJi>r<y. dollars to him. The silo is <
the opinion of Mr. Tillman, as wei
as. of every dairyman. Mr. Tillmai
says that the dairy industry proper
ly developed will make the "Ridge'
a rich country. He says that the bus.
iness has paid him and has paid hin:
well, but he wanted everyone to un.
derstand that to succeed meant worl<
all day long for 365 days in the year.
He said that the man who expects
to get Sundays off, the Fourth of
July, Labor Day, and such like, had
no place in the dairy business.
Another talk just as interesting
as that of Mr. Tillman's was the one
by Mr. W. A. Mobley, Johnston's
only dairyman. Mr. Mobley said
that Mr. Tillman had left little for
him to say, but he would further
stress the matter of one's work and
help about the barn. He said that he
had been in the business for ten
years and the best hired man he had
found was the plain "Allen" Mobley.
He told of how he had used care in
caring for his cans, etc., until he had
gotten his milk very low in bacterial
content. He says he is shipping into
Columbia and that his milk is being
used for babies. Plenty of hot water
and steam will kill bacteria, he says.
Mr. Mobley says that, it took him 10
years to learn that he could not get
along without a silo. He fills his
twice each year.
The other talk was given by Mr.
C. Schmolke, of the Extension Ser
vice of Clemson College and the
Department of Agriculture, and who
comes as an experienced dairymay
from Africa, where he had fifteen
years in the work there. Since coming
to America, Mr. Schmolke has taken
a two.year course at Iowa State Col
lege, specializing in dairying. Mr.
.Schmolke says that the ^condition
brought on by the boll weevil is sim
ilar to the one of his country when
ostrich feathers went to pieces on
account of the ladies' styles changing
His people turned to dairying, he
said and were saved. They did not
make as much money as they had
been making, but they made a sub
stancial living and had a steady in
come. Mr. Schmolke says that our
people can do the same, but they
must not expect wealth too quickly.
He stressed the matter of growing
all the feed, at home, getting good
cows to begin with and handling them
with care, and "working in general as
a cooperative people. He asked the
people to call on him and the others
? . ' ? ' r ' ' '
at Clemson College when they need
Then there were short talks by
Mr. S. J. Watson, Mr. G. H.'Balan
tine, and Mr. Earle Smith, who as
sured the farmers that the bank at
Johnston are with them and will
help in this situation all they can.
Mr. Watson said that we must turn
to other things besides cotton and
it seemed to him that dairying would
he a means of bringing a steady in
come to the farm. He said that he
was going into the business, and asl
ked others to join him. The fact was
again stressed that it meant more
work than our people have been ac
customed to. It means that no
"quitters" are wanted in this bus
iness. About thirty of the best far
mers of the community signed up to
go into the business:
Another meeting will be held in
Crouch's Hall on the afternoon of
September 6, at 4 o'clock. Farmers
of Saluda and Edgefield Counties
interested in this phase of "farming
are asked to attend this'meeting.
News From Trenton.
Trenton, S. C., Aug. 20.-Mr. and
Mrs. Matt Martin from Fort White,
Fla., have been the recipients of
much social attention during their
visit to Mrs. Susie Miller and Mr.
and Mrs. J. D. Mathis. On Saturday
last Mrs. Miller complimented them
with a delightful barbecue to which
fifty guests were bidden. The dinner
was served 'neath the shade of the
large sheltering oaks in her beautiful
yard and the day was ideal from start
to finish. On Wednesday Mrs. Math
is entertained with a dinner party
in their honor. Others who assisted
in making their stay pleasant either
with a supper party, dinner or pond
party were: Mrs. W. H. Moss, Mrs.
J. D. Mathis Jr., Mrs. S. B. Mays,
Mrs. Wallace Wise, Mrs. J. N. Fair,
and Mrs: S. W. Miller.
. ..Miss Saidee Long was; hostess for
fte TT; "Kri???hrWe^htay after
noon. Tables wer? arranged for rook
and-a tempting salad course was ser
ved after the game. Beautiful music
was furnished by Miss Lena Long
and Miss Agnes Long. The honor
guests were: Mrs. Robert Long and
Miss Marie Hyatt from Easley; Miss
Rosa Spearman from Newberry, Mrs.
P. B. Willis, from Gaffney, Mrs.
Chas. Lafiday from Latta.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Wolfe and
their children from Orangeburg have
been recent guests of Mr. and Mrs.
J. F. Bettis.
Mrs. Beta Wright and her charm
ing daughter Elizabeth from New
berry are guests in the homes of
Mrs. Anna Eidson and Mrs. ?T. P.
Salter. . I
Miss Lucy Kyle and Miss Marjo
rie Ryan from Columbia are guests
of Mrs. E. L. Ryan.
Miss Kate Day entertained for
Mrs. Harwood Haynes from Greens
boro on Wednesday evening with a
beautiful supper party.
. Miss Mattie Harrison has returned
home from a stay at Hendersonville
Dr. and Mrs. S. A. Morrall and Mr.
and Mrs. F. W. Miller are at home
after a trip among the mountains of
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Graham and
little Chas, from Scranton,' have been
on a visit to Dr. and Mrs. T. J. Hun
Mr. and Mrs. John Butler and Mr.
and Mrs. John Mathis from North
Augusta have been recent house
guests at the home of Mr. James
'Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Swearingen
and Miss Ray Swearingen are at
home after a weeks sojourn in Ashe
Mr. and Mrs. George Wise are
spending a fortnight at Glenn
Mrs. J. R. Moss is . in Belvedere
with her father, Mr. George Walker
whb has been quite sick recently.
Mrs. W. A. Pardue entertained
with a swimming party at Salter's
pond for her Sunday School class
on Wednesday afternoon, serving a
delightful picnic lunch at the even
?Don't you need a good farm pa
per? We have a Fordson Farmer for
every farmer in the country. Call
and get one.
Yonce & Mooney.
Red Oak Grove.
Protracted Meeting in Progress at
Red HUI. Circle Work of Mis.
sionary Societies Revive.
The Sunday School lessons this,
quarter are very interesting. Mr.
W. A. Dow lectured very interest
ingly on Paul Champions Christian
Liberty. He made the lesson so plain.
The teachers at Flat Rock anticipate
organizing a training class soon.
The prayer meeting meets now oa
Wednesday instead of Saturday P.
M. as here to fore. Misses Louise and
Elizabeth Bussey arranged the pro.,
gram for last week. Their subject
was Sin, being discussed by Messrs
W. A. Dow, T: W. Lamb and Perry
Rev. Thos. Walker, from Augusta,,
assisted Rev. Stewart in the meeting
at Modoc last week. Several addi_.
tions to the church were madei
Protracted meeting is in session at
Red Hill this week. The services be
gan on Sunday, Rev. W. K. Barnes
preaching a most excellent sermon.
Rev. E. G. Kugle'y will conduct the
song service for the meeting.' "
The Circle work in the W. M. S"
has somewhat revived. The ladies in.
No. T have, reorganized now, with
Mrs. Eustice Thurmond: as leader
and Miss L. E. Parkman Secretary,
Mrs. Willie .Dom will be hostess for
the September meeting.
Mrs. Genie Thurmond entertained
the ladies for the reorganization,
several ladies being present.
i Miss Annie Doolittle is very sick,
with Malarial fever. Also Mr. W. M.
Agner has had Malaria for several
Our community was saddened on.
hearing last week of the critical ill i
ness of Mr. Nick Griff is of Cleora.
. Mrs. Sallie Dorn of Spartanburg;
has been visiting relatives in this.'
section, "stopping in Parksville, her
former home, enroute to Sparte?i^
her sister, Mrs. Dorn to Parksville'
last week, wheTe they attended the '
meeting'conducted by Rev. E. G,
Kugley, and saw friends and rela
Miss Mamie Bussey accompanied
by Mr. George Bussey and several
others motored up to Cl?ora last
Saturday to see Mr. Nick Griffis.
The friends of Mrs. A. B. Young
are anxious about her condition, as
she has not seemed to improve as
was hoped for her.
Mr. Monroe Prescott will return
from Washington this week where
he has been sight-seeing for the past'
Mrs. Oneal Timmerman and Mrsu
T. W. Lamb were the guests of Mr..
and Mrs. W. 0. Whatley last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Whatley are endeavor
ing to establish a school .in that im.
mediate section, there being already
several and more moving into the
Miss Kathleen Kenrick is doing,
some demonstration work in her S. Si
class at Flat Rock, ideas she glean
ed at the S. S. Institute at Parks
Misses Mildred Bussey and Berthai ?
Parkman visited relatives lately near
Miss Marie Hamilton has returned
from McCormick where she was;
the guest of relatives.
Mrs. Carrie Partlow from Kirksey
and Miss Ruth Kemp from Lynch
burg Va. visited Mrs. J. E. Bussey .
Miss Sadie Dow has returned front
a visit to her cousin, Miss Nettie
Mr. Frank Kenrick has returned
from a business trip to Atlanta and
is located in business now in Augus
ta, where he will be pleased to have
the patronage of his friends.
Mr. C. S. Lamb from Augusta
spent last Sunday with his father^
Mr. T. W. Lamb.
Mrs. Georgia Bailey has recov
ered from recent sickness/..
The Fordson Tractor is the cheap
est tractor on the market in first
cost and also in upkeep and opera
ting expenses, which places it in
reach of hundreds of farmers who
could not buy and -operate a more
Yonce & Mooney.. * .