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y0L 86 ' EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19,1921 37
Death of Mrs. T. R. Hoyt. Mrs.
Bland Entertained Bridge
Club. U. D. C. Gave
The'death of Mrs. T. R. Hoyt,
-which 'occurred at her home on Sat
urday evening about 8:30 o'clock,
came as a great shock to almost every
one, as she had been sick only a few
The passing of this true Christian
woman, the affectionate mother, the
loving wife, the sincere friend and
neighbor has caused much sadness. A
woman of fine character, high ideals
and unfailing faith has passed out of
darkness into everlasting light.
Mrs. Hoyt was the wife of Mrs.
Thomas F. Hoyt, and before her mar
riage she was Miss Ruth Williams.
Besides the devoted husband, she
leaves a little son, Marion, her fath
er, and a brother, Mr. Marion Wil
liams, and four to whom she has been
a true mother, Misses Louise and
Laurie Hoyt and Thomas and John
Mrs. Hoyt was a faithful member
of the Methodist church and in the
Sunday school was a teacher. She
was an ardent worker in the mission
ary society and her willingness to
serve was beautiful to see. With other
organizations that were for the good
and betterment of things she was
The funeral services were conduct
ed on Sunday afternoon in the home
by her pastor, Rev. David Kellar, as
sisted by Rev. W. S. Brooke. There
was a large concourse of friends and
relatives to pay this last tribute to
one who was loved and honored in
the hearts of Jesus. "We'll not say
good-bye in Heaven" and ''Asleep in
Jesus" were sung. The body was ten
derly laid to rest in the Mount of
Olives cemetery, beneath a mound of
Mrs. Brooke returned from the
Baptist hospital on Saturday evening.
Her many friends trust that she will
soon be restored to health and
There was a meeting on Friday
evening to organize a Fire Company,
now that the hose and engine are
Miss Cornelia Webb of Trenton,
who is here this winter attending the
High School, spent the week-end at
Mrs. J. A. Gould and children of
Spartanburg are guests of Mrs. J. H.
Mrs Julian P. Bland was hostess
for the bridge club on Thursday af
ternoon, this very pleasant occasion
being in the home of Mrs. Wallace
Turner. There are 12 members, which
formed a congenial party and the
cordial hostess made every one have
a happy time. The score prize was
given to Mrs. Cora and Miss Frances
Turner received the consolation. Af
ter the game a tempting salad course
with tea was served.
The friends of Mrs. Thomas Stan
sell will be pained to know of her
death which occurred last Friday at
her home in Greenville. She resided
here many years, moving to Green
ville about 6 years ago.
On last Monday afternoon, a call
ed meeting was held, the object be
ing to effect an organization for the
up-keep and improvement of the
Johnston High School.
Supt. W. C. Compton called the
meeting to order and Mr. Heber Bal
antine stated the object of the meet
ing, telling some of the urgent needs
of the school and suggested several
methods that would be helpful in a
financial way. The organization will
be called the Association for the Im
provement of the Johnston High
School. Mrs. E. R. Mobley was elect
ed president; Mrs. B. T. Boatwright,
vice president; Miss Zena Payne, sec
retary; Mrs. Olin Eidson, treasurer.
The basket ball team was organiz
ed last week at the High school, Miss
Laurie Hoyt being made; manager
and Miss Isoline Westmoreland, cap
The Woodrow Literary society of
the High School held its first meeting
on last Friday afternoon. The society
meets monthly, and its meetings are
held in the auditorium. The society is
planning to' have a seri-s of debates,
the higher grades to participate in
this. It is a rule that anyone failing
to perform any regular assigned
duty, 10 will be deducted from thei
average in English, so in this wa
there is always a full, well prepare
Mrs. John Halford entertained wit
a lovely afetrnoon party on Wednes
day in honor of Miss Hallie Whit?
The rooms were decorated in brigh
autumn flowers and tables were ar
ranged for rook. Miss White receivei
a beautiful cut glass pitcher.
After an animated game, all wer
invited into the dining room. The ta
ble was very attractive in its arrange
ments. The centerpiece was a ver;
large cake, and on this was a minia
ture bride and groom. From the cak(
came tiny ribbons, on the end of eacl
being a little bouquet which forme<
a bright circle around the cake. Eacl
guest drew a ribbon and a favor cam<
from the cake. Miss White's ribbor
drew the bride and groom, and as sh<
lifted these up, a long ribbon wai
drawn out and on this were manj
beautiful handkerchiefs from thos?
While these were being viewed,. ?
variety of sandwiches with punch was
served. The occasion was very pleas
The Mary Ann Buie chapter, U
D. C., gave a kitchen shower for Miss
Hallie White on Saturday afternoon,
this being held in the home of Mrs.
B. T. Boatwright, who was most hos
pitable and cordial. The members o?
the bridal party were also present.
As the guests arrived they were seat
ed at tables, each having bowls of red
and white flowers, the honoree's ta
ble having a large basket of white
roses. A delicious two course repast
was served. Just as this was conclud
ed, Burrell and Mark Boatwright, as
expressmen, came in with an express
wagon full of everything a house
keeper could want in her kitchen. All
this came as a surprise to the hon
joreee. Everyone then wrote a favo
rite recipe, which were made into a
pretty booklet and presented" to Miss
Miss White expressed her appre
ciation to the chapter and Mrs. Boat
wright for the pleasures of the after
Mrs. P. N. Keesee entertained with
a beautiful afternoon party on Fri
day and at this Miss Hallie White
was again the honoree
After cordial greetings progressive
rook was enjoyed and after the game
the honoree was presented with a
lovely gift. Miss White was attired in
a very becoming costume of old rose
Poiret twill and velvet.
The hostess, assisted by Mrs. J. W.
Mish served a salad course with tea.
Misses Irene, Theresa and Florrie
Purvis are guests of Mrs. J. W. Blan
The Angeline Bacon chapter, C. of
C. met with Miss Estelle Wrght Sat
urday afternoon, and officers were
elected for the year. President, Miss
Marion Turner; vice president, Miss
Corine Culbreath; secretary, Miss
Mary Walker; treasurer, Miss Cora
belle Perry. Several plans were made
to carry one the work for the year,
and a good program was had. All en
joyed a dainty sweet course.
Miss Lottie Bean, who is teaching
at Batesburg spent the week-end here
at her home.
Mrs. S. J. Watson was hostess for
the New Century club on Tuesday
last, and everyone enjoyed the meet
ing The entertainment committee re
ported that $16 had been made. The
other committees all reported be
ing active along their special.
The club is studying mythology and
several papers were had on the sub
ject followed by an open discussion.
Later pink and white block cream,
with Lady Baltimore cake was serv
ed. Miss Maizie Kinard gave two mu
The friends here of Mr. John Ken
ney will regret to know that his
death occurred last week in Missis
sippi. Mr. Kenny spent his boyhood
days here. He was a brother to Mr.
C. D. Kenney.
Mr. Jesse Ballentine spent the
week-end here with his brother, Mr.
Dr. and Mrs. John Halford of Dil
lon are now residing here, and at
present are domiciled in the home of
the latter's father, Mr. H. W. Crouch.
Dr. Halford is now head clerk in the
dry goods store of Mr. Crouch.
Miss Ella Jacobs was sick during
the past week, but is now able* to re
sume her school duties.
I On Friday morning about two
Gypsy Smith, Jr., is Heard, b;
Thousands at Rock Hill'
Rock Hill, Oct 18.-The meetm
conducted by Gypsy Smith continv
ing to draw large crowds and grea
interest is being manifested. M:
Smith speaks with gripping style an
never fails to keep the interest of Iii
large crowds. rv
Sunday was considered one of th
hardest days that Mr. Smith has ha
since he came here. He preached t
the 1,200 girls of Winthrop colleg
at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. Agar
at 4 o'clock in the large tent to mor
than 4,000 negroes of the city an
community. The negroes attended i
a body from the different ?burche)
At 8 that night Mr Smith preaehe
one of the most forcible sermons t
a crowd that filled the large tent, e's
timated at at least 5,000:
Printing Without Type, j
The successful experiment of pro
ducing newspapers and periodicals b;
means of photography instead a
printing, invoked during the print
ers' strike in America and England
some months ago, has led at leas
three inventors to attempt to fin<
means for abolishing permanent^
the metal-type method of publishing
says the Londan Observer, in an in
teresting article in which it predict
the ultimate discarding of papie!
mache moulds, type-setting machinei
and stereotype plates from th? pub
lishing business. Should the inventor
succeed, a machine not bigger than i
typewriter will replace the linotype
and its product will be transferrec
direct, or almost direct, to' the papei
sheet by photography.
Once a simple art, printing is nov
one of the most complicated, in
volving many different processes anc
mechanical devices," says the paper
"To print a newspaper ^one^^n^^
contact with paper and the sheet was
printed. Today the type is cast ir
metal by one machine (a machine
that is almost capable of thought)
from the metal type a papier machi
mould it taken, and from that moule
the type is again cast in metal in the
form of a plate by another machine,
and from that plate the sheet is print
ed by a third and very complicated
machine-at least, three machines in
stead of one and at least four prin
cipal operations instead of two.
It is not surprising that printing is
now a very expensive affair compared
to what it used to be. All the im
provements of the last century have
been aimed at increase in output and
speed of production. They have suc
ceeded wonderfully, but they have
not made printing simpler-or bet
ter-mechanically, and generally
speaking, they have not reduced, but
increased the cost. Printing, in fact,
is not very complex and very costly.
Can it not be simplified? It is believ
ed that it can be done by photogra
o'clock the home of Charlie Davis,
colored, was burned, and this being
a large fire spread to the next house,
that occupied by Tom Culbreath.
Charlie and his family barely escaped
one of the children being almost suf
focated. For the past 20 years Char
lie has been general janitor at the
churches and school, and was a very
good and reliable person. About two
years ago he bought a lot and had
built a home.
Mr. and Mrs. Claud Hart of Ridge
Spring spent Sunday here.
Miss Grace Witt has gone to Bates
burg to clerk in the store of Coorter
Mrs. Frank Weirse of Charleston,
is visiting in the home of her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Westmoreland. Mrs.
Weirse is just recovering from an at
tack of fever, and at this time her
mother was with her, and on her re:
turn home Mrs. Weirse accompanied
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Lott and Mar
ion, of Grenwood, are here for the
Miss Mary Waters is taking a bus
iness course in Augusta, and Miss
Louise Hoyt is taking a similar one
Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Lott, Jack Neal
and Miss Frances Lott spent Sunday
at McCormick with Mr. and Mrs. Por
Miss Florence Mims Makes
' Comparison Between the
West and South.
.-The South has some priceless
things that the West does not possess,
among them, a certain allegiance to
the religion of its fathers.
Religion and culture are found at
their best in long established com
munities and cities.
The West is new, The trade mark
! of cattle brands is on it.
?The West is commercial. It shines
with the ear marks of recent manu
facture! If one listens intently, he
may almost hear the echoing battle
cry of the last Indian wars.
,It is as though a new civilization
were growing within the old, as
though the South were Greece, pass
ing its lega?- its heirloom of mental
and spirituaF'riches, to Rome, the
^The West is in its infancy forming
Ia civilization founded on aggressive
ness and progress.
The South is aged, now, having
I built its foundations on conservatism
I; must confess, that until recently,
I have prided myself on being "a
free lance," doing what might seem
to be without precedent, and having
no scruples about being different
from other people.
"The West has made me change
my point of view. The lack of con
servatism and conventionality as I
see it in the West makes me miss
the effects of these qualities, and in
duces me to put a price on them be
yond the worth of rubies.
One appreciates qualities by com
parison. "Blessings brighten as they
take their flight."
The Southern child is taught to
^say "'Yes, Ma'am." The Western
fchild.s?ys "Yes, Mom," and there is
[n'o^authority for this crude pronun
rng&^okeja ior,^the JWes^r^:
er does net understand, he says,'not"
"What?" but ?How?" Of course, the
former is not the proper reply, but
it is better than the latter.
The West accepts slang and inter
sperses it with the accepted English
of the East.
. The West does not have the person
al and racial pride of the South,
the kind of personal responsibility]
to uphold certain standards that were
necessary, because they keep the
light of civilization burning, the un
written law of elegance.
Do not misunderstand me to infer
that since I have travelled hurriedly
through the West and lived in Okla
homa for a short time, that I think
my knowledge great enough to per
mit me to state facts and have you
accept them as authority. Only a very
ignorant person would do that. I
merely have observed a few things
in a comparatively few people, which
are a slight index to the Western
state of mind, to the undercurrent of
In the South, intangible attributes
of family are the password, the key
which unlocks the door to social in
tercourse. Here, it is the dollar, or
the lack of it if there is any aid or
barrier which makes or mars a man's
I think the Westerner has a cruder
voice than has the Easterner (and by
east I mean all that territory not
west of the Mississippi River), be
cause of the rugged, pioneering state
of mind and thought which is back of
The voice is very often the re-|
flection of one's background. Contin
ued meeting of physical hardships,
endurance of prairie privations, has
blunted the fine, keen edge of the
once Eastern nature, and with it the
soft flowing tones of the cultured
These are generalities, but at any
rate, long established communities
practice courtesies, and a settled life
is conducive to a nature that express
es itself in a smooth voice.
In the South a large farm is called
a plantation. In the West it is called
The former has been characterized
by a lavish plenty of time and lux
ury in many things, even far out in
the country. At least that is the
idea that non-Southerners entertain
The ranch is a cross section Of the
wild western life, a place of breezy
speed and modern accomplishment.
Both ideas are partly right. The main
difference is that the Westerner plows
on Sunday as he does on Monday. The
Southerner does not. He may not,
however, in many cases, be guided in
the least by religious scruples, but
by public opinion and tradition. That
is the whole idea in a nutshell.
The West has no traditions by
which to be guided and its public
opinion is not as safe and sanely
proper as that of the South.
On Sunday afternoon, driving
through the country to the "101
Ranch," I saw men driving mules
hitched to farm machinery, earning
their daily bread on the Sabbath. I
did not like.it. I hope I never shall
get used to it. In so doing I would
lose my ideals. .
I have never yet touched exactly
upon the subject on which I started
Oct. 12, 1921.
List of Prizes for Edgefield
Community Fair to be Held
Friday, November 4th.
For the best embroidered
Pillow Cases-$1.00, given by Mr.
Card Table Cover-One lb. Lip
ton's tea, given by Moore Bros .
Table Cloth-two towels, given by
Handkerchiefs-One gallon Auto
Oil, given by Lyon Bros.
Baby Cap-box Mary Garden Pow
der, given by Collett Drug Co.
Baby Dress-one pair Keen Kut
ter Scissors, given by Stewart & Ker
Centerpiece-five quarts Auto Oil,
given by Hamilton Auto Co.
Crochet Yoke-one lb coffee, giv
en by C. M. Thomas. -
Crochet Centerpiece-Can Auto
Polish, given by G. W. Adams.
^ .Cfcnterpiece in, colors-one towel
Best piece of hand work of any
kind by girl not over 14-$1.00, giv
en by Mrs. J. G. Holland.
For best Pound Cake-five lbs.
sugar given by W. W. Adams & Co.
Best Bread-one lb coffee, given
by Mr. Robert Parks.
Best variety Pickles, Canned Veg
etables and Preserves-$1.60, given
by Mrs. M. A. Taylor.
Blackberry Jelly-25 cents.
Apple Jelly-25 cents.
Grape Jelly-25 cents.
Cucumber Pickle-25 cents.
Sour Pickle-25 cents.
Sweet Pickle-25 cents.
For the best exhibit of chrysanthe
mums, each a different variety
$2.00, given by A. S. Tompkins.
Second best in this collection
one bottle of Toilet Water given by
Mitchell & Cantelou.
Finest selection of White Chrysan
themums-$2.00 given by Dr. Jas.
Second best in this collection
sack of flour by Edgefield Fruit Co.
Best collection of pink chrysan
themums-one sewing chair given by
B. B. Jones.
Second best in this collection
one umbrella, given by Dorn & Mims.
Best collection of yellow chrysan
themums-one Auto Inner Tube, by
Yonce & Mooney.
Second best in this collection
half dozen cups and saucers given by
Quarles & Timmerman.
Best single white Chrysanthemum
-ham, given by Reel Bros.
Second best in this collection
Collar and Cuff set by Smith-Marsh
Best single pink chrysanthemum
one sack Skylark Flour given by J.
D. Kemp & Co.
Best single yellow chrysanthemum
-25 lbs. sugar, given by Edgefield
Second best in this collection
pair Silk Hose, given by The Corner
Best Single Japanese-$1.00 given
by H. A. Smith.
Second best in this-one lb. coffee
given by L. T. May.
Finest two on one stem-Bed
Spread given by J. Rubenstein.
Second best-Fifty cents, given
by R. L. Dunov?nt.
Finest collection of Dahlias-one
piece of china, given by J. D. Hol
Best collection of roses-$1;00 '
Weevil Greatly Damaged Cot
ton. Corn Crop Very Good.
Brimson School Open
We h?ve about finished gathering:
the shortest cotton crop ever gather
ed in thig section. The boll weevil got
from 80 to 90 per cent and we got
from 10 to 20 per cent, but the com
and potato and hog crops are good.
But for this, we would have to hunt
another job, or join the army of un
employed. If we can live through the
transformation period to the new
system of farming we will be better
off, but this is a question, how will
we do it?
The Brunson school opened last
Monday with Mr. W. L. Mellichamp
as teacher. He has rented a part of
Miss Eliza Williams' house and moved
his family last week.
Mrs. Thomasson is spending some
time with her daughter, Mrs. A. I*.
.Mrs. Agnew and Mrs. Hugh Nich
olson visited Mr.-Baron Hohnes one
day last week.
Miss Hattie Brunson spent the
week end at home last week from
her school at Harmony.
Saw mills have taken the place of
cotton gins with us. There isn't a.
cotton gin running in Moss township,
but there are three saw mills rnnning.
L. R. Brunson, Jr., & Bros., have
sawed three hundred thousand feet
of lumber for the Edgefield Lumber.
Co., since the first of August. Mr.
Frank West started another mill in
Mr. Shelley's timber last week.
The indications are now that the '.
biggest grain crop will be sown
around here that has been in teni
D. A. R. MeetiB
D'. B. Holiingsworth^?re"
meeting could not be held
home on Tuesday afternoon, but wast
held at the hospitable home of Mrs
P. P. Blalock, Jr. The sunshiny pres
ence pf this hostess was missed as she
had been called away that mornings
on account of the death of her uncle.
Mrs. P. P. Blalock, Sr., and Mrs. Wal
ker welcomed the guests.
After devotional, minutes of last
meeting were read, then the treas
urer's report was heard.
The Book committee reported 2S
books given by our chapter and have
been sent to Tamassee.
A clipping .was read telling about
the grave of Francis Marion being"
yet unmarked. A motion was made
that the chapter go on record as in
favor of marking the grave of tins
Mrs. Helen Nicholson was appoint
ed to solicit subscribers to the D..?*.
The the absence of our Historian,
Mrs. Tillman, the program was. in
charge of Mrs. Helen Nicholson, the
topic being "The Breach With Eng
land." Mrs. J. W. Peak read a splen
did reproduction of The Strawberry
Handkerchief, an interesting book by
Amelia E. Barr, written at the time
of the breach with England. Our sh
sent Historian was. responsible for
this treat, having sent the book from
Cincinnati for Mrs. Peak to read.
Everyone enjoyed The Revolution
ary Rising which was well rendered
by Maizie Kemp.
We were -glad to welcome Mrs
Bramlett and her mother, Mrs. Mc
Intyre, who are members of the
chapter at Clemson.
Instad of having the next meeting;
on the 15th of November as stated
in the year book, it was decided to
have it November 22nd, in order tc*
hear reports from the State Conven?
tion which will be held in Charleston*
November 16 and 17.
Delicious mint sherbert and cake
were served at the conclusion of the
given by Dr. A. H. C(
Finest Boston Fei
Towels given by A. Dail
Finest Ostrich Plume VejQjL
piece of china, given by WAC. Lyn<
Finest Asparagus Plumbsa-j^ftn?
Lady's Waist, given by Economy1
Finest Maiden Hair Fern-one"
pair Silk Hose, given by Reynolds &