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EBGEFIELD, S. C.? WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1921
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Water Supply Inadequate,
tatoes Stored For Curinj
"Work Day to be
It has been estimated that the 1
will use over 100 gallons of wat
minute, and the well is found to
duce only .25' gallons a minute
further work will yet have to be <
before the town supply is turned
One half of the storage roon
the large potato curing house is
filled, and the farmers all s
pleased, with this new method. Ur
sufficient potatoes are sent in to
the other section, this will no1
used this year. No doubt next 3
all available space will be taken.
Mr. and Mrs. Gerard Tarrant <
template moving to McCormick s<
Mrs. Hattie Bruce is spendin
while with her daughter, Mrs. O
Mr. S. J. Watson, Sunday sci
superintent of the Baptist church
nounced *on Sunday that the
Saturday would be "Work Day"
the Connie Maxwell Orphanage,
made on this day to be given on S
day_as a special offering.
A largely attended meeting of
W. C. Tl U. was held on Friday
ternoon at' Mrs. J. A. Dobey's ho
Mrs. T. R. Denny leading the me
ing and after the business, a progr
on Armistice Day was fittingly c
Armistice Day was observed hi
by all the public buildings bei
closed, . and after roll call of s
dents at the hi~h school, they w<
given holiday. BtSore leaving, a shi
program on Armistice Day was h?
Thanksgiving Day is to be obsei
ed here by the closing of public bui
ings and the majority of the stoi
will close. Beautiful services are 1
ing arranged, these to be held in t
Methodist church. A collection w
be taken for the po?r.
It is a great pleasure to everyoi
here to learn that Rev. David Kell
will again be pastor of the Methodi
church. Rev. Kellar . is a fine ai
scholarly preacher and makes a go<
pastor in every way, so he is lov<
not only by his own flock, but by.?
the other denominations as well,
is the wish that he could always r
Athletics is quite a feature of ii
terest in the High School and eac
week some team plays. On Friday a:
ternoon the foot ball team and ba:
ket ball team went to Ninety Six \
play the teams of the high schoo
Some of the teachers and friends a<
companied the jolly crowd. The SCOT
of the foot ball team was 7 to 6 i
favor of Ninety Six, and the baske
ball teams tied, 9 to 9.
The Manual Training class of th
high school now in the second yeai
is making some very attractive an
desirable articles, and at the clos
of the term the exhibit will riva
that of any larger institution. 1
large porch swing that was made b;
Mr. John Howard Black is on exhi
bition in the Farmers and Merchant
The Farmers and Merchants bani
has on exhibition some fine corn
grain and other products beside cot
ton, that has been produced from thi
soil here. This shows the farmer whal
he can put on his cotton fields nexl
Op Monday afternoon at the Bap
tist church a full report of the rece??
state W. M. U. meeting held at Spar
tanburg was given by Mesdames S.
J. Watson, W. J. Hatcher and P. C.
Stevens, these having attended. The
report was g?'en in detail and was ex
The reguhor Wednesday evening
prayer meeting hour will be taken
up by these ladies, the pastor having
requested them to give their impres
sions at this time.
Mrs. Orrie Sease Quattlebaum wan
buried here Wednesday morning, her
death having occurred in Florida at
the home of her daughter, Mrs.
Blanche Wiggins, on Tuesday. The
body was carried directly from the
train to the cemetery where the in
terment was made by the grave of
her husband, Mr. W. Y. Quattlebaum
who died about a year ago, and a
son, Aimer Quattlebaum.
Upon the death of Mr. Quattle
baum, Mrs. Quattlebaum went to
Summerville to visit her daughter,
Mrs. Ficklin, and soon after suffered
a stroke of paralysis. She had gone
to Florida hoping that a warm cli
mate would prove beneficial. She
leaves four daughters, Mesdames
Fickliin, Wiggins, Pittman and lone
Owdom, and one son, Mr. Cal Quat
tlebaum, of Charleston. The family
and children all lived ' here many
years,' and were held in love and es
teem by all.
On Sunday morning Rev. Mitchell
of Soluda filled the pulpit of the Bap
tist church, this being Fellowship
Day. He preached a fitting and very
interesting sermon from Jeremiah,
6th chapter, 16th verse: "Stand ye
in the ways and see, and ask for the
old paths, where is the good way,
and walk therein, and ye shall find
rest for your souls." He preached
again in'the evening and it was ' >
pleasure to all to hear him.
Mrs. M. M. Coleman has returned
to Aiken after a visit to her daught-j
er, Mrs. W. E. LaGrone.
Mrs. Taylor Goodwyn has returned
to Greenwood after a visit to the
The following went to Charleston
on Tuesday to attend the State D. A.
R. Conference: Mrs. M. T. Turner,
state corresponding secrtary ; ' Miss
Zena Payne, state librarian and Mrs
M. R. Wright, delegate from the
Emily Geiger chapter. ,
Mrs. George Alexander contem
plates going to the hospital this week
for medical treatment,'it being prob
able that she will have a slight nasal
The friends of Mrs. -Mary Hamil
ton will regret to know that she is
still confiend to her bed, and is in a
very weak condition, at her ad
vanced age. She makes her home
with her niece, Mrs. Alice Cox.
Little Natalie Jones, the 6 year old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan
Jones died, on last Tuesday morn
ing at their home here, after a six
weeks' illness of typhoid fever.
About a week before her death,
complica tions set in, which, the,pb,ysi? *
cian felt should be treated at the hos
pital, so the little girl was carried
to the Baptist hospital in Columbia.
The child was . an unusually bright
and attractive one and her death is
a severe blow to the devoted parents,
who spared nothing to try to save
th':s precious little life, "Of such is
tha Kingdom of Heaven."
The little form was tenderly laid
to rest Wednesday morning beneath
a mound of flowers.
The New Century club held a very
interesting meeting recently with
Miss Clara Sawyer. The club decided
to use its influence in the "Better
Speech Week," and try to get the
high school to observe this. Having a
bazaar near Christmas was discuss
ed. A very instructive program on
Mythology wa? carried out, follow
ed by music. The hostess served a sal
ad course, with hot tea, there being
several visitors to enjoy the social
The . School Improvement League
will observe Arbor Day Friday after
toon, the exercises to take place in
the school auditorium. It is the inten
tion of the League to beautify the
school grounds, so a tree and shrub
bery will be planted in memory of
the hero boys of this county who gave
their lives in the World War.
All over the country these memo
rial trees are being planted. The first
World War memorial tree planted in
this county was two years ago, when
the Daughters of the American Rev
olution planted such a "tree, this be
ing planted on the grounds of the
home of Mr. and Mrs. J. Neil Lott,
near the spot where General George
Washington stopped and had lunch,
when he made a tour in the state.
Mrs. James Tompkins entertained
the bridge club Thursday in a very
cordial and hospitable manner^ all
of the twelve members being present.
The highest score was made by Mrs.
Archie Lewis, who received a pretti
ly embroidered towel, and the guest
prize was cut for and won by Mrs.
Halford, a basket of flowers. Later
a h,ot turkey luncheon was served
with all the enjoyable accompani
FOR SALE: A limited amount of
good seed wheat and Appier oats
from Pedigree strain. 'All f. o. b.
PEOPLE TRADING CO.,
11-15-lt Trenton, S. C.
Winter Legume Green Manara'
?Clemson College, Nov. 14.-Qjjjraj;
of the most striking series of ex
periments testing the efficiency of le-;
gume green manure crops was c?fS
ried out .on the poor depleted sollst?
Southern California over a period of,
seven winters, says N. E. Winter^;
Extension Agronimist, in speaking,'
of the value of winter legumes as
green manure crops. Nine different
winter legumes were used in th?,
test and three non-legumes. Six dh**;
ferent indicator crops were used foKi
lowing the green manure crops.
The legumes were found to be far.'
superior to the non-legumes aft gr??lpl'
manure crops when measured byi
their effects on the field crops fol
lowing'. The legumes plowed undej"
increased the yield of potatoes: Si
per cent over the non-legumes; coin/
45 per cent; cabbage, 44 per centf;:
sugar beets, 44 per cent; sorghum^
25 per cent; and Sudan gr?ss; 18 perf
cent. The average of all crops show
ed 37.7 increase following a legume
green manure crop over a non-legume
such as rye. 1
Nitrate of soda and dried blood
were compared with the legume
green manure crops and with the non
legumes. Rye turned under plus 600
pounds of nitrate of soda or its'
equivalent in dried blood, gave 30.
per cent increase in yield over rye
alone; and rye plus 1000 pounds of
nitrate of soda gave for six years an
average increase of 51 per cent over
rye alone. Although these soils re
sponded well to applications of eith
er nitrate of soda or dried blood, the
commercial form of nitrogen did
not give the increases that the le-;
gumes green manure gave. The aver
age for the nine legumes showed
over 37 per cent increase above the ;
non legume compared with the 30
per cent increase for the commercial.
Melatotus, indica, an annual sweet
clover, showed an increase of 57 per
cent as compared with a 51 per ?e?rt?., .
of soda per acre.
Program of Public Meeting of
High School Literary So
ciety Friday Night..
Welcome address-Elyse Hudgens.
Declamation-J. C. Hughes.
Want Ads-Sarah Reeves.
Quartette-Alice^ Prescott, Ham
mie Scurry, Lucy Sheppard.
Debate: Resolved That Athletes
Making Below 75 Should be Debar
red from Athletic Contests-Affirm
ative: Robert Ouzts, Allen Edwards;
Negative: John Wells, Dixon Tim
School Gossip-Corrie Cheatham.
Dialogue- Kate Mims, Dozier
Long Branch News.
Prof. Watson of the Fitting School
at Bamberg visited the Long Branch
school Monday morning and gave a
very interesting talk to the boys and
Mrs. G. W. Scott and* Mrs. Duffie
went on a business trip to Vaucluse
We are sorry that Mrs. Duffie is
moving. Her children have been do
ing good work in school and we hope
they will do as good work in school
at Vaucluse. ' ,
Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Clark and son,
J. O. were visitors of Mrs. Joe
Clark one day last week.
Misses Thelma Derrick and Lizzie
Harvey spent the week-end with Miss
es Azilee and Farra Salter.
Miss Nora McGee spent the week
end with Mrs. R. L. Williams.
Mr. Sexton did not fill his pulpit
Sunday but Rev. Hyde preached for
him. There was a large crowd at
Philippi Sunday afternoon and heard
a very good sermon from Mr. Hyde.
Miss Bessie Thompson spent the
week-end at home.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Clark, Daisy
Belle and Mr. T. J. Ripley went to
Augusta one day last week.
Mrs. G. D. Rhoden, Cleo and Doris
spent last Monday with Mrs. G. L.
Salter, and qn their way home the
horse.han away and very seriously
hurt Mrs. Rhoden and Cleo, but lit
tle Doris escaped being hurt at all.
Mrs. Silas Yonce is better at this
Prof. Asbill of the Jeffcoat school
has resigned and Mr. John Sawyer
has been elected in his place. 4
Miss Florence Mims Writes i
a Visit to Oklahoma City.
If every state called its capital
its own name plus "city," it would
a blessing straight from heaven
the average school boy, who memori
'es that Olympia is the capital
Washington, when he would mu
rather be thinking, and probably
that nothing like food for thought
so good as food for his gun, and tl
fact that practice makes perfect
shooting rabbits is worth more thi
the thought that is perfect in mei
orizing geographical situations.
Although I have never been
small boy, I have been a small gil
and I can sympathize. Now, ye
doubtless begin to think that I hai
some thought back of this long, my
. I made a recent trip to Oklahorc
City through the country, and I WJ
just thinking of what a blessing th;
I could easily remember the capit;
of at least this state.
We passed cotton fields on the wa
down, real prairies and old wells. O
wells are a common sight to me nov
though the extent of my knowledg
is this, that the oil is under th
ground and the derricks above.
In the party Saturday were sevei
al members of the faculty, arnon
them President Caldwell, who has
keen wit that he displays with muc
frequency. He said that he had live
in this country for about fiftee
years and in that time he had man
aged somehow to learn that whe;
the workmen drilled for oil, the;
bored down in the, ground instead o
up in the air. Beyond that his know]
edge stops, so he says, but I am sur
that he knows more. Blessings OJ
the man who sometimes admits tha
he knows" nothing about certain giv
en things. I very often, in answer t<
a student, say "I don't know," anc
inore often than that accept sug
gestions from them ' in certain mat
$?rs, reserving at all times the righ
when it pleases me.
I sincerely trust that no teacher oi
student will ever try to outline one
of these struggles on my part tc
write, for it can not be done. The
letters are "neither fish nor fowl
nor good red herring," but a freak
of literature which can not be clas
But to return to the subject .ol
oil wells, I have learned two or three
things kbout them. The nearest field
is the Tonkawa oil field about six
miles from town. The largest produc
ing wells bring 3,200 barrels a day.
Sometimes the oil shoots high above
the derricks like a geyser. As soon
as possible, however, when the oil is
reached its current is turned into
pipes and led away to tanks, and
thence taken to Ponca City ten miles
away to the Marland refineries.
Fortunate are those people who
owned the land thus, oil lined and
As we passed the cotton fields, I
missed the melodious voices of the
Southern cotton pickers and their big
baskets and picturesque grouping. To
rae a cotton field is not a cotton field
without the colored people. That is
but the stage setting and they are the
actors, and when the curtain of the
present is rolled away, I shall once
again be glad to be in thc audience
before that southern stage.
Red hills, oak covered, reminded
me of Edgefield as we rode farther
south and nearer the capital.
What was my surprise on reaching
the outskirts of the city to be greet
ed first by the Capitol itself, sitting
out in a cornfield, as though it had
come to meet me, a stranger. There
were no finely kept lawns, and no
shrubbery, only a bare field in the
midst of which was a large square
white building. So much for the real
estate people, who managed to get
the Capitol on the outskirts, so that
the city will build out around it.
The lack of well kept surroundings
is due to the Republican element in
the state who refused the necessary
appropriations for the beautifying
of the grounds.
In Southern towns and cities the
Court House is the center from which
all important things radiate, not sc
Here there are few precedents,
and each community is a law unto
itself. In the Eastern cities, the im
portant historic buildings are some
t? ' ? ? . .', ' . I., ;
times in the slums, where the city
has grown away from them, while
here the buildings of importance are
on the outskirts waiting for the city
to grow out to them.
I really can not reconcile myself
to the fact that the capitol of this
great state should be surrounded by
a corn field rather than by the busi
ness section of the city.
The west and I do not agree. I live
like all Southerners, in the past.
November 9, 1921.
Banquet a Success.
Once more the American Legion
Post of Edgefield county, under its
present administration, made quite
a success of a banquet given in the
Dixie Highway Hotel on NoVember
11th, 1921, in celebration of Armis
About fifty guests wer.* servad by
Capt. and Mrs. Moore, who are adepts
in preparing a feast. Those who hon
ored the ex-soldiers by their pres
ence as honorary guests were a num
ber of ladies and Judges James B.
Tompkins and W. T. Kinnaird. We
were very glad to have with us these
honored ?Confed?rate veterans and
were sorry that the cold weather kept
some of the other veterans of the
Confederacy away.. We were also
charmed to have with us the young
The orchestra played several
pieces and 'those present paused be
tween courses to hear Judge James
B. Tompkins, who made a delightful
talk, tell us of the wonderful spirit
of "pep" that he witnessed, while in
Chattanooga at the recent reunion .of
the Confederate veterans. Another
delightful speaker was Mr. Frank
Adams of Colliers, who is Chaplain
of the Post of the county. The Hon.
James 0. Sheppard made on inspir
nig talk. The commander of the Post
officiated as master .:??' ceremonies.
?After-'-the-.dinner . quite a few ad
journed to the parlor and several had
the opportunity to dance by the mu
sic of our local musicians.
A MEMBER., I
Our school work is still progress
ing. With such an able corps of
teachers it could not do otherwise.
Last Friday afternoon at four
o'clock Mr. Cartier who has the play
grounds of Augusta in charge, met
a committee at Cooper school house
to look over the grounds, ^discuss and
suggest games that would be most
suitable. A Wonder Box was consid
ered, w?iich consists of basket ball,
volley ball, base ball and a giant
stride for the larger children; see
saws, swings and other games for the
That evening at seven-thirty the
neighborhood met at the school house
and had an informal program. Mr.
Cartier was introduced by Professor
Barker. He stepped forward and had
the crowd to sing American and Dix
ie, and then gave a delightful talk on
school ground improvement, and dia
gramed on the black-board what he
had mapped out for our future
pleasures. We then had other songs,
a few readings from the school chil
dren and closed with"Till We Meet
Again," which we hope will be in the
near future, for we were fortunate
in securing such a valuable instruc
Mrs. Norman Lawrence and little
Christine were entertained in the
home of Mr. H. F. Cooper for the
week-end. Mr. Lawrence joined them
later and Sunday afternoon they re
turned to their home in North Au
Mr. Cartier was entertained ih
Messrs Stevens' and Reece's homes
during his stay in the neighborhood.
We are all looking forward to
Thanksgiving which will be our next
Our Sunbeam leader, Miss Mattie
Williams, will give a candy pulling
at the school house on Friday after
noon, November 25.
The W. M. U. hold their regular
meeting at Mrs. John Reece's on
LOST: Friday on the Dixie High
way a Red-top Fisk tire mounted on
W. P. YONCE.
RED OAK GROVE.
Rev. P. B. Lanham Spoke For
75 Million Campaign. Bai
Rev. P. B. Lanham brought to our
congregagation an earnest and faith
ful appeal in behalf of the 75 Million
Compain on last Sunday. While only
few endeavored to be present, they
felt encouraged. The treasurer, Mr
T. W. Lamb continues to receive
funds even if it is in small amounts,
it counts up, making each donor f?el
"he hath done what he could." Each
of us owe to our Maker gratitude, if
but for nothing but our existence,
therefore we are at all timas debtors,,
no matter our circumstances and if
we can give nothing, God holds noth
ing against us, unless we have it.
But let us be sure we are honest in
that class. <
Sunday school was suspended at
Flat Rock last Sunday for the ser
vices at the church.
' Our divisional meeting is lookdd
forward to with joyous anticipations.
Most of i;he members will attend, for
there seems to be encouraging in
terest among the members. We cor
dially invite a goodly attendance.
One of the most enjoyable fea
tures of our prayer meetings is the
improvement in the song service.
Miss Cornelia Bussey had vocal train
ing at Limestone Colleg? and it is
the good fortune of this community
to have her among us. We think
there is wonderful inspiration in song
service, and to us, the rural churches
have so little assistance for improve
ment, while there' is rare and val
uable talent among the young men .
and women. What has become of the
old time singing school teachers who
used to get up classes in the country
churches? Think right now one could
do fine work and get up a claus at
Mrs. Jack Bradley has many
friends here, who wilL. be pleased to
learn she is now improving since: her
return to her home in McCormick.
?Mr. George Bussey left Monday
for Savannah, Ga., on business.
Mr.. John Morgan Gilchrist ajnd
bride from Chicago visited relatives
in McCormick and Edgefield coun
ties last week.
Cupid has been shooting more of
his fairy darts among our young peo
ple. Mr. Wayman Corley and Miss
Bessie Bailey quietly stole away to
Red Hill parsonage on the evening
of the 6th and Rev. W. R. Barnes,
their pastor, performed the marriage
ceremony. Only a few freinds wit
nessed tho happy occasion. We ex
tend to our young friends many wish
es for long, long years of happiness.
We greatly appreciate and enjoy
Miss Florence Mims' letters to The
Advertiser, there being in our nature
a certain degree of Western romance
that makes her writings quite inter
esting to read.
The fiftieth anniversary of the
marriage of Mr. and. Mrs. S. J. Cor
ley was celebrated at the home of
their : on, Mr.lS. W. Cox-ley on Sun-- .
day, the sixth.
The house was beautifully decorat- t
ed with ferns and evergreens and
yellow chrysanthemums and golden
rod, the color scheme being green,
Dinner was served at high noon arid
the table was spread with a bounte
ous feast. The many good things to '
eat were enjoyed by all present. The
only thing to mar the pleasure was,
that all their six children could not
be present on account of sickness.
Never-the-less, they received many
useful surprise gifts. After many
hearty congratulations they left with,
one of their daughters, for a short
visit in Georgia.
The couple looked young and wei!
for their age. Mr. Corley is 77 years
old and never had a doctor but once..
Mrs. Corley is very pleasantly re
membered as Miss Isabelle Strom,
daughter of Col. and Mrs. Ben
Strom. Mrs. W. B. Adams and Mrs.
S. W. Corley gave the luncheon.
At the drawing last Saturday Mr.
J. P. Pruitt drew 660, the lucky num
ber and vms given a Fisk inner tube
free. It pays to trade with us.
YONCE & MOONEY.