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EBGEFIELD, S. C.? WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1921
Marriage of Miss Rhoden an
Mr. Oakes. Mrs. Crouch
Entertains Mary Ann
The marriage of Miss Lida Pearl
Rhoden and Mr. William J. Oakes, of
Darlington, which took place here
Tuesday afternoon, 5 o'clock in the
Baptist church, was a most beautiful
one. The church was most artistical
ly decorated, a color scheme in which
yellow, the predominating color was
carried out. Large baskets pf yellow
chrysanthemums, and many yellow
candles about the alter being very
Previous to the ceremony a musi
cal program was rendered, Miss An
toinette Denny presiding at the or
gan. Miss May Boozer of Lexington
sweetly sang "You and Love," and
"I Love You Truly." Lohengrin's
"Bridal Chorus" was sung by a cho
rus of 25, and asj this was concluded
the candle bearers, Coy Asbell and
Inez Rhoden lighted the many .can
The bridesmaids were Miss Grace
Oakes, sister of the groom, who wore
brown panne velvet, gold lace hat;
Miss Pet Belk of Kershaw and Miss
, Annie Lou Taylor of Lexington, each
wearing brown silk crepe with gold
lace hats, all three carrying yellow
chrysanthemums tied with yellow
tulle. Mrs. S. E. Asbell, sister of the
brvle, and grand dame was attired
in black Canton crepe, with velvet
brocade trimmings, and wore a black
lace picture hat. Mrs. Paul Eve, of
Augusta, the dame of honor, wore
black crepe with gold lace hat.
The groomsmen were Messrs. Aus
tin McEithern, Lowell Muldrow, of
Darlington, and Edward Rhoden, ,
brother of the bride. ,
* The maid of honor, Miss Lida Mul- (
drew of Darlington, wore an Oriental '
blue satin and black lace costume, ,
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little Angelle Rhoden, a fairy in yel
low, brought the ring to the altar in (
a yellow chrysanthemum.
The bride entered with her father,
Mr. W. L. Rhoden, and was met at (
the altar by the groom with his best j
man, Mr. G. W. Sleigh, of Darling
The bride was attired in a coat '
suit of brown Debut' de Laine, with
seal trimmnigs, with touches of blue, -,
all accessories in harmony. She car- (
ried a shower bouquet of bride's ,
roses and valley lillies. Her only or- ,
"nament was a bar of pearls and sap- <
phires, the gift of the groom.
The ceremony was performed by
Rev. W. S. Brooke.
After the ceremony the happy pair .
left in a car for Columbia, where (
they will then go to New York and
other northern points. -
The bride, as Miss Rhoden is a
charming young woman of cordial
manner, and her friends here regret
that she now will make her home in ,
another part of the state.
The groom is an electrical engi
neer and served three years overseas
during the World War.
There was a beautiful array of
wedding gifts of cut glass, china, sil
ver and linen.
Among the out of town guests
were, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Oakes, pa
rents of the groom and Mrs. A. D.
Martin of Lexington.
A beautiful reception was tender
ed the bridal party the evening pre
ceding the wedding, in the home of
Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Asbell. The deco
rations were pink and white.
The .guests were received by Mrs.
W. J. Hatcher, and the receiving
party stood in the parlor. In the-din
ing room pink and white block cream
and cake were served by Mesdames
W. W. Rhoden, H. S. Rhoden and J.
N. Lybrand, and Misses Sue Smith
and Antoinette Denny. Pink and
white mints were served by Coy As
bell. and Inez Rhoden.
Mrs. Hatcher toasted the bride,
and much merriment was had as the
young people drew from the magic
mirror the reasons why they had nev
Everyone is delighted to welcome
Mrs. Susie Latimer back after a long
stay in the homes of her sons* in other
Rev. W. S. Brooke is in Greenville
this week attending the State Bap
tist Convention. v
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Bland are now
keeping house, occupying the hoi
of Mr. F. S. Bland.
Mr. and Mrs. Epting of Prosper:
have been guests of their daughh
Mrs. Thom?s Weiderman.
Mr. and Mrs. Williamson and M:
Williamson have moved to Rid
Spring. They have been living he
for the past two years, and ha
made many warm friends.
Mr. J. A. Suber spent part of t
past week in Columbia with his s
ter, Mrs. Davis.
Mr. Robert Turner and family wi
have been residing here for the pa
three years, are now residing ne:
Mrs. James Halford entertain<
the bridge club on Thursday mornir
in a very happy and cordial manne
and all present spent two most d
Mghtful hours. The hostess was a
sisted by her mother, Mrs. H. "V
Crouch, and sisters, Mesdames, L. I
Maxwell and Grace Crouch.
Mrs. James Tompkins made tl
highest score, and received a beat
tifully embroidered pair of pillo
cases. During music an elaborate lui
cheon was served.
During the evening, Mrs. Halfor
again entertained several couples b<
ing invited and this occasion wa
Mr. I. W. Pender centemplate
having erected on the Fulmer lot,
very attractive bungalow, which wi'
be quite an ornament to this noi
Miss Lida Sawyer, of Columbia i
visiting her mother.
The school^ is very unfortunate ii
the fact that'the he?^jstures for th
furnace came too small, and the pu
pils will now. have to remain out o
school a few days longer, as it is un
comfortable now without heat.
The Mary Ann Buie chapter me
Thursday afternoon with Mrs. H. W
Crouch. All reports of officers anc
committees chowed active work. Al
chapter pledges were paid for th?
pear, and $25 on hand.
Bound volumes of ''The Veteran'
iverc^feady to place' on fhV U/T)."Cj
shelf in the town library. The C. ol
C. will also bind a volume of "Thc
Veteran" for the library.
A full report of the visit to the
County Home at Thanksgiving was
leard, .and the chapter hopes to ar
range for some religious services
there once a month.
It being necessary to elect an au
ditor and recorder of crosses, Mrs.
Frank Warren, Jr.,' was elected to
the first named office, and Mrs. Bar
tow Walsh to the latter. Mrs. Warren
ivas elected as delegate's alternate
to the State convention at Batesburg.
Miss Antoinette Denny was host
ess for^the Apollo Music ' club on
Tuesday afternoon, the chief busi
ness being in plans for securing the
Glee club of Columbia for a future
date, Maurice Matteson being the
An excellent musical program was
rendered by Mrs. G. D. Walker, Mrs.
W. C. Connerly, Misses Jacobs, Barr,
and Denny and Mr. Elliott Lewis,
and Misses Frances Turner, Clara and
Gladys Sawyer. A dainty salad
course was served.
There will be a large attendance
from here to the State U. D. C. con
vention at Batesburg on Wednesday
and Thursday of this week. Mrs. 0.
D. Black, first state vice president,
Miss Zena Payne, district historian,
Miss Clara Sawyer, president Mary
Ann Buie chapter, Mrs. Joe Cox, del
egate and Mrs. F. M. Warren, Jr.,
Mrs. H. W. Crouch, Mrs. M. T. Tur
ner, Mrs. J. H. White and Mrs. P. B.
The Emliy Geiger chapter held a
very interesting and largely attended
meeting Monday afternoon with Mrs.
M. R. Wright. ?
Steps are being taken to secure a
government marker to place on a
grave of one who was very patriotic
in the Revolutionary War period. The
quilt for Tamassee was exhibited,
quilted, and this with the other arti
cles will now be sent to the D. A. R.
Thechapter decided to have an en
tertainment at UA early date as fol
lows: "An evening of fun;" a prize
vfill be given for the tackiest one
present; a cake walk, spelling bee,
fortune telling, a grab bag, sweets
A full account of the state confer
ence at Charleston was given by Miss
Mallie Waters, and impressions of
the conference were given by Mrs.
Miss Florence Mims Celebrates
"Good English" Week by
Giving Her Impres
sions of Slang. S
For lack ? of a better. subject, I
shall devote my remarks this week to
slang. ?Good English week has just
passed and perhaps I am a little latg
in celebrating it, but I have to write
when the thoughts come to me, re
gardless of the passing of days. As
a matter of fact, every week should
be good English week from the time
we start to school.
The teacher of Spanish, himself
Spaniard at the University Prepara
tory School here, has a small grand
son, Bill?, not quite a year old, to
whom he is teaching Spanish,: while
the' rest of the family ?ndeavor to
teach him English. The small grand
son converses with his grandfather
in Spanish and immediately tuir^
and talks to .someone else in Englist
I predict that the child will grow tb
be a cultured gentleman, knowing the
musical language of Southern Europe
and the more extensive western
Youth is the time to begin to teach
a person good English, or good Span
ish or good anything else, and tjj|e
home, more than the school, is the
place where the impression for prop
er or improper spee?ji is more indeli
bly made. Of this fa?t I am thorough
ly convinced. I suspect that I had rats
many, unusual and .varied words Jin
my vocabulary when I starte? off?to
college as I have learned there ?nd
The subject of slang came up
the breakfast table this morning abd
I entered into a heated conversation,
with the result ..hat I went to^sciu ol
planning in'^my heart that if any.s u
dentScame to my studio and inp be
course of a lesson used slang, .fl ?t
they shoultTnot leave without b^ing
told of their grievous error. 'Ihen
forthwith, as it ever i? in life, I fovind
myself durjng?the/; i^fa^?natfeig^ the
moTflfflg^sm^ ay ! eV in
which one girl represented an ex
tremely modern girl and therefore,
used slang, and nothing but slang. I
heard myself repeating to her just
the way it should go with all the lilt
ing ringo of the- streets. So I started
down the long road that is paved with
At dinner tonight I heard myself
glibly using a certain slang phrase
and stopped short, surprised and hurt
that I had so deceived myself. But
that is ever the way.
Slang is the line of least resistance.
It expresses what we walli to say. It
saves' us from using our brains. It
shows a paucity of words, .a crying
need for better vocabulaires.
After a while the power to dis
criminate between slang and words of
good repute leaves one, the delicacy
of perception in speech departs and
like Samson, we know not that this
strength we once possessed is depart
ed from us.
^. Speech is the means, the technique,
through which we accomplish the aim
of making our thoughts understood
by our fellow men. If the time ever
comes when we can read the other
person's mind, then we can dispense
with speech, but not until then.
Happy is the man who can have
three words at his command with
which to express one thought and can
take either one of the three for a giv
The person who has only slang is
handicapped. He can never be dis
tinctive. His speech is apt to be but
a replica of his neighbor's.
Since I am net an English teacher,
I can very easily champion the cause
of what I consider to be, by far, the
most important subject that any
American child can study, his moth
er tongue, English.
' FLORENCE MIMS.
Nov. 29, 1921.
We have the most beautiful dis
play of Fine Candies ever shown in
Edgefield. Fancy Gift Packages, be
side fresh stock in our regular lines.
Fine Chocolates and Mixed Candies
in any quantity.
COLLETT DRUG CO. .
M. T. Turner and Miss Zena Payne,
who attended. The hostess served a
dainty salad course with coffee.
Very Interesting Letter Frc
Miss Mary Gaines Who
is Teaching For Gov
ernment in Idaho.
U. S. P. H. S. H.- No. 52,
My Dear Home-People:
Today is Armistice Day. I hs
just been reading an .account of ce
monies at Washington, D. C., for t
unknown soldier, brought to o
Capital on the ship "Olympia." Tl
account with the fact that I was
Washington on the first Armisti
Day, and with the work in which
have since been engaged brings t
whole significance of this day befo
me in startling, burning truths; a;
as I read this article a great feelii
of mingled sadness and happine
fills me; the sadness, to a degree,
prompted by my present work in t
Public Health Service Hospital N
52. For the past year and foi
nipnthe, I have been in close co
tact with the mangled, demente
wounded, and shell-shocked victim
left in the wake of the ruthless mari
of the Hun; fine physical specimei
of manhood cut down in the prime <
their usefulness, legless, armless <
dying a slow death on earth frorn '
B. "bugs" as a result of gas and e:
posure. Then there is the highly o
ganized, taut-nerve type, whoi
brains were of too fine mechanism 1
stand the awful strain of the lon
months of tension, or who have bi
come shell-shocked; a thread hi
snapped, or a wheel lost its balanc
-these are our mental patients.
But all this sounds too much lik
many of the articles you read ever
day in magazines, and should be pu
in the back ground as much as poi
sible. The job that we are facin
here ,and in other Public Health Sei
vice Hospitals, over the country i
the work of Rehabilitation; in othe
words helping the man to find him
self, and to become a useful citizei
Our work.is -iapngJ0S^?sKBj
cational training, which was former
ly under the Federal Board, but sinci
the passage of the Sweet Bill, is un
der the Veterans' Bureau. Beside:
assisting the man in establishing hil
eligibility for re-training in a line o:
work in which his handicap will be n<
obstacle, we try to give him some
thing while he is in the hospital, tha:
will be a foundation for his training
after leaving the hospital, or will b<
of therapeutic value in his reocvery
The work proper,, at this hospita!
is in charge of a college man as Di
rector, and two assistants; Miss Kir
by, from Vermont has charge of thc
Commercial work, and I, of Edgefield,
S. C., the English. We have two de
partments, one for the men of thc
T. B. hospital, and one for surgical,
medical and nerve patients. Oui
equipment consists of kitchen, tab'
and chairs, and cast-away desks :uom
the Senate office. The name is thc.
Vocational School, but one of the
men has given it the more popular
nickname of the "Nollidge Shop for
Most of the nerve cases are the
mental patients, or "goophs" as the
men call them. If we can get these
men in school, and get them to do
some arithmetic, spelling or copy a
letter to send home, and repeat this
for several days, it gets his thought
anchored to something "earthy," and
is a great factor in his recovery. One
man came to us who had absolutely
lost the power of memory. We got
him interested in book-keeping and
reproduction work in English. His
improvement was so rapid that after
being here six months, he was put in
vocational training as an accountant
under Section 2, of the Act; this
means that the man is given books,
tuition and $100 ner month, if he is
single; or more in proportion if he
has a wife and children. Another case
is that of a splendid fellow, a civil
engineer, before going into sci.ice,
whose mind was a wreck from shell
shock. At first he would only talk in
monosyllables, stare stupidly into
space, of play solitaire by the hours.
We got him to working algebra, and
using words in sentences. He began
to have clear flashes when he could
think out hard problems; then he
could write clear accounts of his ex
periences in service, and good letters
home. I could cite many other cases,
but space may not permit. Some of
the men are unreclaimed. Since I've
been here, we have been compelled
to send four cases to the insane asy
lum at Steilacoom, Washington. One
of these was a bright young fellow
of 23 years, with fairly good edu
cation, but with a mind so wrecked
from the long nervous strain, that
there was no point of contact. ' Since
there is nothing compulsory about
our work, it is right hard to get much
concerted action, but a number of
the men are doing good work in typ
ing, book-keeping, penmanship, spell
' ing and English.
Two features of interest at pres
ent to the hospital and school, and
especially the school, for a great deal
of work is done here ,are the debat
ing society and the paper, "Hello
Buddy." The society holds its meet
ings every two weeks, and is a source
of interest and improvement. The pa
per is a weekly, and is something on
the order of a college paper. Be
sides a report of the work of differ
ent activities and organizations, there
is a reporter from the men for each
ward. Every one takes part and anx
iously awaits the appearance of the
I enjoy my work with the men, and
think it is of great value in the way
of experience, and understanding hu
man nature. We learn to know men,
and make friends of them. They like
to go to some one who does not be
grudge the time that^ it will take
from the daily grind to sympathize
with them in their troubles, or en
courage their ambitions.
All Churches Welcome Rev.
and Mrs. A. T. Allen.
A service was held at the Baptist
church Sunday night welcoming Rev.
A. T. AUen and;his wife, 'Mr. Allen
having just entered upon his pastor
ate of the Baptist church. Rev. G. W.
M. Taylor, pastor of the Methodist
church, presided over the meeting
and after, giving expression to words
of welcome from the ministers of the
several churches of the town, he pre
sented the Rev. P. P. Blalock, who ??x
terian church,. Mr. S. B. Nicholson |
next spoke for the Methodist church.
Mr. J. H. Cantelou spoke as the rep
resentative of the Sunday schools of
the town and Mrs. Thomas Rainsford
extended cordial greetings from the
missionary societies of the several
churches. Mr. M. B. Tucker welcomed
Mr. and Mrs. Allen on the part of the i
young people's work and Hon. J. 0.
Sheppard spoke in behalf of the cit
izenship of the entire community.
Mr. W. 0. Tatum, JR, represented
the graded and high schools and Mr. '.
L. W. Cheatham and Mr. J. L. Mims ,
spoke as representatives of the local
press. After Mr. A. S. Tompkins
spoke of the spirit of unity existing
between all the churches of the town, :
the Rev. A. T. Allen made an appro
priate response to what had been
said by the representatives of the sev
eral churches and the various inter
ests of the town.
The musical program added much
to the occasion, the choir being com
posed of the leading vocal talent from
all of the churches, with Mrs. Mamie
N. Tillman at the pipe organ. The or
chestra of the Baptist church, which
is composed of six instruments, also
added much to the music. Solos were
rendered by Miss Ruth Tompkins,
Mrs. M. B. Tucker and Miss Lucy
Appeal of Mr. George is
. After- being convicted a second
time under an indictment for
killing Engineer Brown in Edgefield
about four years ago, receiving a sen
tence of five years imprisonment at
hard labor, Mr. John L. George ap
pealed to the supreme court for a
new trial. The supreme court has dis
missed the appeal which means that
Mr. George will at once begin serving
the sentence. He has been serving as
fireman on the Edgefield branch of
the Southern road for the past five
or six years.
The announcement that the Wes
tern Union Telegraph Company has
arranged to improve its service at
Edgefield will be pleasing informa
tion to our people. It is now possible
to receive or send a telegram be
tween 8 o'clock in the morning and
five in the afternoon. Under the for
mer arrangements the office closed
at 3:30 o'clock.
RED OAK GROVE
Many Hogs Killed. Mr. and
Mrs. Mims Moved Ao Au
gusta. Saw Burial of
There was a large attendance at
the Y. W. A. meeting held with the
Misses Agner last Saturday after
noon and an unusually interesting
The girls will render a Christmas
pageant at Flat Rock during the.
Mrs. Foster Morgan had as her
week-end guest, Miss Sadie Dow.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Bussey were,
guests of Mr; and Mrs. T. W. Lamb
Everyone in our community killed,
hogs last week, during the cool spell, .
as it turned off warm and rainy the
cold west wind Sunday afternoon,
Sunday school continues to be;
well attended. There was a large Bi
ble class last Sunday.
Mrs. J. C. Bussey has the class of
large girls now. ' /
M.rs. W. M. Agner recently visited
her friend, Mrs. Emma Hudson in
Augusta, where she spent ? most
enjoyable time, attended the carni
val and seeing other friends while
The many friends of Mrs. Eva Bus- ,
sey sympathize with her ' over the
condition of her sister, Mrs. Jack
Bradley of McCormick, as she does
not improve but very littl.e. Her sis
ter from Springfield, Ga., Mrs. Joe
Ramsey has been summoned to her
Mr. Albert Shelton from Golds
boro, N. C., was warmly greeted by
his friends here last week, having
been called home by the death of his
mother. He returned to North Caro
lina last Saturday.
Mrs. D. C. Bussey and little Margie s
have returned from Modoc, having
left her father, Mr.vKoberson some
The W. M . U. was prevented hold
ing a business meeting last Sunday
by the rain. Circle No. 2 will meet
with Mrs. Eddie Agner on Wednes
day afternoon, the 7th.
Mrs. Henry Doolittle will enter
tain the Circle No. 1 on the 17. Mrs.
James Rearden will conduct 'the
Mrs. Zelpha Thurmond is still /
with her daughter, Mrs. J. H. Mathis
at Colliers and is. now much better.
Her friends are delighted' that she ?
is able to sit up.
Mr. and Mrs. G. D. Mims have
moved to Augusta, Ga. We always,
regret the moving away of old
friends and neighbors.
Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Young also
Mr. and Mrs. W. 0. Whatley were
welcome guests in the home of Miv
and Mrs. T. W. Lamb recently.
Mrs. J. T. Griffis from Cleora, ac- . ?
companied her mother, Mrs. Mamie*
Bussey home last week end.
The health of our pastor, Rev. G.
W. Bussey was such that he could
not fill his pulpit on last Sunday. His '
many friends here hope he wiil soon
regain his strength and bc up again.
Sweet little Edyth Morgan was on
the sick list last week.
Misess Marie and Maude Hamilton:
will have aa their guest during the
holidays, Miss Ruth Thompson from;
Miss Fannie Dow had to be absent
from school last week on account of
Misses Cornelia Bussey and Kath
leen Kenrick also Mr. and Mrs. T. W.
Lamb were guests in the hospitable'
home of Mr. W. M. Agner last'week
One of the most interesting things
Mr. George Gilchrist has to tell about
his visit to Camp Meade, Md., was
witnessing the burial of the unknown
soldier in the cemetery at Arlington.
The distinct recognition given ex
president Wilson on this occasion
during the procession was gratifying
news to us, because his sacrifice was "
almost his life, as we see it.
Modoc, S. C.
We always accept poetry of this
kind, winter or summer: "Your pa
per's good and I like you. Find here- ?
with a check, and please renew*'.'"'
Frost's on the punkin and crops in.
the barn; bills all paid and I don't
give a darn."-Macon (Mo.) Chron
ic] e-Herald. >