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EDGEFI?LD, S. C.,%EDNESDAY, JANUARY 18,1922
Editor Clarence Poe Will Ad
dress Farmers. Prohibition
Celebration Held. Meet
ing of U. D. C.
The union meeting of the Ridge
association will be held here with the
Baptist church on Saturday and Sun
day, January 28 and 29. A full pro
gram is being arranged.
A store belonging to Holmes Bros.,
which is located near town, was burn
ed one night of last week.
Farming and interests of such are
chief topics of conversation'with all
concerned, so all are pleased xo know
that Editor Clarence Poe of che "Pro
gressive Farmer" will soon address
the people of Johnston and the vicin
ity on co-operative farming. He will
come under the auspices of the Cham
ber of Commerce.
One of the rooms of the basement
of the high schoolvhas recently been
fitted up through the efforts of the
School Improvement League and this
is for the use of \he class in chemis
try, and is called "Science Hall."
The class is being taught by Prof.
The executive board of Ridgedale
academy, the adopted school of the
Ridge association, met here last Tues
day and several matters were discuss
ed that will be of interest to the
school. Mrs. Mamie Tillman of Edge
field, a member of the board, was
Upoft invitation of the Edward
Croft chapter, U. D. C., of Aiken,
Mrs. O. D. Black will attend the cele
bration of "Lee-Jackson Day,"
Thursday, January 19th, and address
the veterans of the camp of the city
who will be honor guests- for the
Dr. and Mrs. L. S. Maxwell, Dr.
and Mrs. James Halford and Mrs. H.
WI Crouch are at home from a visit
4io'Mr. ciid':Mrs.-Hogan at Ccngaree.
Mrs. W. B. Ouzts has returned
from a two weeks' visit to her pa
rents at Tennille, Ga.
A fitting and appropriate union
service was held Sunday evening in
the Methodist church to' celebrate the
second year of national prohibition.
There was a good attendance, and the
services were enjoyed and all had
grateful hearts that this much hoped
for and prayed for day had arrived.
The services were in charge of the
pastor, Rev. David Kellar. While we
now have national prohibition, there
are still some leakages in the law,
and it was the desire of all to soon
see these stopped.
Mr. Lee Price, of Florida is the
guest of his mother, Mrs. Robert
The debate on Friday afternoon at
the last period of the high school was
an unusually interesting one, the par
ticipants being those of the 7th
grade. The query was: Resolved that
Columbus did more for America than
Washington. Each one of the young
people had good arguments but after
much consideration the judges de
cided in favor of the affirmative.
Mrs. Robert Cartledge, of Green
wood, is the guest of her sister, Mrs.
It is a great pleasure to all to know
that Mrs. Ben Wright and her daugh
ter, Miss Florence Wright will con
tinue to make their home here. At
one time they thought of making
their home in Florida.
Mrs. Susie Latimer has gone to
Griffin, Ga., to visit in the home of
her son, Rev. Leon Latimer. Mr. Lati
mer, who is a gifted young preacher
of much force, is being solicited by
the Baptist board to do mission work
in this field. The trip though, that he j
will soon take to Panama, is a com
plimentary one, and he will be away
until April. All of Johnston is proud
of this noble, consecrated man, for
his boyhood days were spent here,
and Johnston still claims him as her
Mr. and Mrs. Moore,are domiclied
at the Howard Hotel. The former is
here looking after the-completion of
the sewerage system.
The Mary Ann Buie chapter held
a very interesting meeting on Thurs
day afternoon with Mrs. Joe Cox.
Plans were made for the observance
of "Lee and Jackson Day." On Lee's
birthday, January 19, the Children
of the Confederacy will have charge
of special exercises thal morning in
the school chapel, and on Jackson's
birthday, 21st, the veterans of Camp
McHenry will be entertained and a
dinner served them, furnished by the
members of the chapter.Mrs. J. H.
White offered her home to have the
dinner there. Miss Clara Sawyer,
chapter president, gave a good report
of the recent State U. D. C., conven
tion at Batesburg, others attending
telling of their impressions.
The potato curing house is proving
itself just what it was represented
the best place for keeping potatoes.
With this such an assured success,
everyone that owns land should now
cultivate this product to some extent.
The W. C. T. U. met Friday after
noon with Mrs. Wiley Derrick, and
at this time plans were made for
the second anniversary of national
prohibition. A letter was read from
the state president, Mrs. Josie Sprott,
urging a full attendance upon the
mid-year executive meeting to be held
in Columbia, March 23rd. The subject
for the afternoon was the Mothers'
Work, and the Mothers' Club, upon
invitation, gave a splendid program.
Mrs. L. S. Maxwell most hospitably
entertained the music club ort' Tues
day afternoon. The club, decided to
ask Mr. Fred Parker, who is such a
talented musician, and has composed
many beautiful selections, to enter
into the contest for the best musical
setting to "Carolina." This is to be
march time, and adapted to. chil
dren's voices. This is fostered by the
National Federation of Music clubs.
After a delightful musical program,
the hostess served a dainty repast.
The new Century club met on
Saturday afternoon with Mrs. J. L.
Walker and everyone greatly enjoyed
the meetmg. The club is doing active
work .this year along all lines espous
ed by the Federation, and is to be
commended :;o some local work also
done that is appreciated. After the
program on "Mythology," and music
al numbers, the hostess served an
Mrs. John Milne and son y Ja cir, of
Cleveland, Ohio, are, guests of Mrs.
Archie Lewi?, and Mrs. J. H. White.
Mr. F. L. Parker of South Caro
lina University spent the week-end
here under the home roof.
Miss Griffin, of Newberry is the
guest of Mrs. L. C. Latimer.
Mrs. Reece and children of Rich
mond, Va., are guests of Mrs. N. B.
Miss Henrietta Satcher has been
spending a few days here in the home
of her sister, Mrs. Ann Gibson. This
is her second year in training as a
nurse at Baptist Hospital, Columbia.
Mrs. John Wright is spending a
while in Columbia with relatives.
Mr. Claud Hart and family who
have been residing at Ridge Spring,
have returned to their home here, and
the family of Mr. Archie Lewis,
which occupied their dwelling, are
now domiciled on Lee street. v
Mr. O. W. Watson and family have
moved to North Carolina.
Camp Branch News.
Camp Branch news has been miss
ing from your paper for some length
of time. What has become of our
correspondent? Taking Christmas, I
guess, or probably has moved away
to some other town.
We are glad to have Mr. N. R.
Bartley and family to move in our
community to live and sorry Mr.
Walter Foy and family left us to live
in Batesburg. They will be missed
very much, but hope they will like
their new hopie.
Messrs. Tom and Jim Burnett en
tentained a few friends at their home
last Thursday evening with a little
Mr. Jinks Morgan spent several
days last week with Messrs. Tom and
Misses Lena and Lou DeLaughter
spent the holidays with their broth
in North Augusta.
Mr. and Mrs. Ellie Peeler spent
Christmas with Mr. Peeler's parents
in North Carolina.
Mr. Milford and Mr. Rhoden from
Johnston were in our community last
Wednesday and took a bird hunt with
Mr. Capers DeLaughter.
Mrs. J. W. R. DeLaughter and Mr.
and Mrs. George DeLaughter spent
several days in McCormick Christ
Mr. Will Seiglcr has been on the
sick list, but is improving now. Also
his father, Mr. Clack Seigler. We
hope he will soon recover.
Miss Florence Mims Promises
an Account of the Uni
It seems to me that I have written
about everything in and around Ton
kawa, except that which concerns rafe
most, the University Preparatory'
School. Yet, I suppose this is natural)
since they say that when a woman'
writes a letter she adds the most hr^
portant, the reason for which sh?;
writes the letter, at the end, or more
often still, makes a postscript of ift
That is inconsistent, but "consistency
is the mark of small minds," so yo't]
may make your own deductions. j
I well remember when I first w?$y
away to" college that I was shoton the
evening on entering the campus^lif".'
administration building. I shiver^
and thought that here learning was
"administered" in doses of fifty min
ute periods, even as medicine migh-;
be though not with such relentless
regularity. On the front of the build
ing was a colonnade of imposing coir
umns and in the entrance a huge can*
vas, an interesting landscape, and'va'
the auditorium a sweet voiced organs
but these things were like miragc?
that melted, even as I touched them.
In my imagination I found th? ashe.s
of their beauty at my feet, ..and in
my hands clammy Latin books and
prickly math books. "Circumstances
alter cases." They I was looking from
the outside in, and now I even hold
some of the reins myself. This time,
I am not being led, but am leading,
and the same effort to push forward
is necessary as then, plus the ?jk ->
sibility for the other person.
Life is like climbing a mountain.
One goes round and round in a cliKde
seemingly getting nowhere, but bi oe
oasionally looking down he sees [the
valley below with a broader- vision,
and the higher up he goes, the rtfore
exhilarating, is the atmosphere. Eere
one has no'i^kmaster but hi? ow::!' "\
ner allegiance to the right, while
there were printed booklets tel'ing
of innumerable "not to do's." It is
like a self-governed nation. More
thought is required on the part of
the citizens, but every day that they
live, they grow to a higher plane of
enjoyment for their very knowledge.
If ignorance is bless, it is a colorless,
lifeless kind of bliss that does not
keep step with the forward march of
I prefer to be out learning and
working with the rest of the world,
keeping the common touch while
walking with kings.
If I start out to write on a given
subject, the chances are that I will
quickly leave it for another, so some
day I shall write on the University
Preparatory School, having definitely
planned another subject to insure my
not using it.
I have heretofore heard of people
nicknamed, but never a university.
On first coming to Oklahoma, I heard
the term O. U. used constantly, and
early displayed my ignorance, as I'
am in the habit of doing. I learned
that 0. U. was the term applied to
the University of Oklahoma, even as
the University of Kansas is known
as K. U. How we do love to go to as
little mental effort as possible! Our
smaller school has the longer name,
as it is for 0. U. that this institution
prepares its students.
January ll, 1922.
Civil War Veteran, 86, Makes
200-Mile Ride on Horse
'Greenville, Jan. 16.-A two hun
dred mile ride on his favorite saddle
horse through sleet and snow, rain or
shine is enjoyable-exercise to Col. R.
B. Watson, 86 years old, veteran of
the Confederate army and twice
wounded in the battle of Gettysburg.
Col. Watson, who makes the jour
ney on horseback twice a year and
who encountered a severe snow storm
last winter, left his home at Ridge
Spring this morning, according'to a
message to his son, Major R. F. Wat
son, of Greenville, whom he will visit.
Do You Want a Job?
If you are out of employment, or
.would like to make a change, consult
Standard Employment Serice,
Spartanburg, S. C.
Trenton Members of Growers'
Trenton, Jan. 16.-The Asparagus
Growers' Association of South Caro
lina, which met at Williston on Jan
uary 10, was largely attended by the
.growers from Trenton. The members
report it the best meeting they have
ever attended, both in numbers pres
ent and in the fine spirit of coopera
As a matter of fact the association
had its conception at Trenton during
the life of Senator Tillman, who first
planted the asparagus in this neigh
borhood, and who helped the younger
growers to get together and form
themselves into an association for
handling and selling their product.
Progress has been made from year
to year, the package in which the as
paragus is shipped being made more
attractive and a uniformity of grad
ing attained to a good degree of per
fection. The asparagus growers do
not, however, believe they have yet
reached the degree of perfection in
either pack of salesmanship which
is possible or desirable. A strong ef
fort will be made this year to put out
even a better and more attractive
pack\7' 'han ever before, and there
is manifest a tendency to want to go
into the market through the associa
tion's own men as salesmen.
Mr. Kitchens , the newly elected
president of the association, will re
ceive the heartiest cooperation of the
Trenton growers, and with a long,
strong pull together better results
for those who have asparagus to offer
is undoubtedly obtainable.
Liberty Teachers Indignant
Over 'No Dance Order.
Greenville, Jan. ll.-"Grand
mothers," put in your applications in
time to fill the vacancies left by the
frivolous and frolicsome teachers,
who can not resist the call of youth
This is a statement, in a reply
which a number of teachers at the
Liberty Public Schools issued today
to throw some light on their attitude
toward the resolution adopted by the
board of trustees that the teachers
here shall not participate in any more
The teachers said the resolutions
were wholly unnecessary, that only a
request would have been necessary,
considering the cooperating corps of
teachers. They declared that it would
be impossible for the Liberty teach
ers to be "frolicsome," as there are
no recreational centers at Liberty,
a town of several thousand popula
"We feel that wholesome amuse
ment is necessary in' a well-rounded
life, knowing th?- truth of the old
quotation: 'All work and no play
makes Jack a dull boy,' " said the
teachers, who added that, "if the
Liberty teachers become dull, it will
be lack of play rather than the over
The teachers said the action bar
ring them from dances had its incep
tion at a meeting called by Superin
tendent I. N. Foy, at which resolu
tions were read that "no dancers or
otherwise frolicsome teachers need
They say that the mothers and
brothers of several of the dancers
were chaperones and that they know
of but one instance when the dance
continued o a reasonably late hour.
News From Red Oak Grove.
The death of Mrs. Zelphia Thur
mond on the 9th of January, which
occurred in Augusta at the home of
her daughter, Mrs. Arthur Dorn,
caused profound sorrow throughout
the entire community. She was a de
vout Christian woman, and a most
intelligent Bible student. Her life was
a most useful one, not only, to those
of her own household, but her noble
traits being a blessing to all with
whom she came in contact. In 1891
the Woman's Missionary Society of
her church was organized, she being
selected as president, which position
was filled to the very best of her abil
ity, always liberal to its welfare, and
up until her health failed, she was at
her place regularly. Last August she
in her humble, Christ-like way, made
a very impressive talk to the ladies
thanking the society for the many
years of cooperation and the sisterly
spirit that had prevailed during the
period since her health could not ad
! mit of her presence regularly. It seem
ed a real joy to her heart to be per
mitted to say these things to those
whom she knew she must soon leave,
entreating the continuance of the
work, while at times the way might
seem hard, she said God's grace was
sufficient for all our needs. The con
clusion of this last service with us
was a most earnest prayer for the W.
M. U. and especially those of her
church, mentioning each organiza
The loss we ' have sustained is
Heaven's gain, for her life, the very
example is truly worthy of emula
tion, therefore, to think upon it is
nothing but looking upward all the
while, and the Master speaketh
"Well done, thou good and faithful
servant. The remains were brought
to Red Oak Grove to'rest beside her
husband who ?preceded her several
years ago to the home not made with
hands. The pall bearers were her
grandsons, as follows: Messrs Willie,
Cleo and Cecil Dorn, Clarence Bush,
Genie Thurmond and Mr. Koger of
Augusta. The grave was a mound
of many beautiful floral offerings.
Rev. Driggers of Greenwood conduct
ed the funeral service, which was a
beautiful tribute to the deceased, and
full of encouragement to the living,
for abiding faith in our Master "who
doeth all things" for the good of man
It is with exceeding regret to this
community that we give up Rev. W.
R. Barnes to Anderson county, for
he had made warm friends here
among our people. May his undaunt
ed faith in the Master ever shield
him. His friends at Red Hill are hav
ing many good things to say in re
gard to his service there last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Bussey have
the sympathy of their friends in the
serious illness of the latter's father,"
Mr. John Roberson in their home.
Te best wishes of our entire com
munity and that of Red Hill follow
Mr: aiid Mrs. Foater Morgan to. their
new home in Harlem, Ga.
Banks in Aiken Lose to
Aiken, Jan. 13.-A trick which was
practiced recently on banks in New
berry and Spartanburg was worked
on three Banks Thursday, namely,
the Bank of Western Carolina, the
First National and the Farmers &
The sum of $768.90 was secured
by forgers, who had laid their plans
well, having cut telephone wires to
aid their project. Of the amount
$294.60 was secured from the First
National, $290.30 from the Farmers
& Merchants and $182 from the Bank
of Western Carolina.
At each bank two young men ap
peared, and one of them,, with lint
cotton on his clothes, presented a
check from George E. Owens, a local
cotton buyer, signed "per L. E. Eu
banks," son-in-law of Mr. Owens,
who as a general thing signs Mr. Ow
ens' business checks.
The checks were for amounts of
several hundred dollars more than
was withdrawn by the young man,
was informed the cashier of the Far
mers and Merchants bank that he
wished to make a deposit. He said his
mother had recently purchased a
farm near town and that the bank
had been recommended as being
At the First National he did the
same thing. The cashier at the West
ern Carolina handed over the money
for the check. These checks overdrew
slightly the account of Mr. Owens
and this is when the discovered for
gery took place. The police wire was
also cut. The names used as payee
on'the checks were E. P. Gaines, Wil
liam Willis and Art's Wilson. The
forged signature was extremely hard
to detect. Police authorities have
been notified of this and tracers are
being sent far and near.
All persons are hereby warned not
to hunt or trespass in any way what
soever on the land of W. Luther and
Ben Jones, and all hunting privilege
previously given by Dr. B. F. Jones
is hereby withdrawn. The law will
be enforced to the limit against tres
MARIAN H. CHILDRESS,
Report of First vice-President
of South Carolina Division.
U. D. C., at State Con
Our fiscal year has ended-a new
page of U. D. C. history has been
written and a record of uninterrupt
ed successes and achievements has
been made that sets a standard for
For the fourth time I come to give
an account of my stewardship of Ed
isto District and while it is impossi
ble to tabulate the whole, yet it is a
I pleasure to report harmonious and
The test of vitality and permanen
cy of the U. D. C., is its ability to
grow by the addition of new mem
bers. The increase in' membership of
chapters already organized is very
gratifying. Four new chapters have
been organized: The "Dr. Jno. Y.
Dupre," Mt. Pleasant; "Gressett
Hamilton," Branchville; "John ?Har
tin," Barton; "Garnett," Garnett.
The increase in membership by these
chapters will, be over one hundred
daughters. "Hampton Legion," Allen
dale, added twenty-four new mern-,
bers and won the gavel offered by
their vice-president for the largest
increase.. "Lucinda Horne," Saluda,
ran a close second with eighteen new
members. It is an interesting fact
that many of these recruits are young
xwomen who will mean much to the;
Mrs. R. R. Legare, district direc
tor of the Children of the Confeder
acy, reports fourteen wide awake
chapters. Let me urge each chapter
which is not fostering a C. of C., to
organize at once ,as the proper dWel
opment of the children, future Amer
ican citizens, means a continuation
of our memorial, historical and be- "
Edgefield was hostess to the Dis
trict Conference. It was an inspira
tion to be with this, band'of faithful
women standing on the watch tower
of life to guard the truth of history
whenever it touches the honor and
service of the soldiers of the sixties.
It was eminently fitting that we
should gather at historic Edgefield,
whose county sent eleven generals,
scores of subordinate officers and
thousands of privates to the War Be
tween the States.
An informal reception was held at
the beautiful new Dixie Highway Ho
tel where Mrs. J. M. Wright, the
wide-awake president of the Edge
field chapter and the local daughters
extended the visitors a warm wel
The conference was opened with a
splendid address of welcome spark
ling with wit, by Mrs. J. M. Wright.
The first vice-president presided
over the conference. The presence of
our president, Mrs. Lawton, of
Charleston, was much appreciated
and she made a most helpful address,,
outlining U. D. C. objectives.
The district was highly honored in
having as a special guest, Miss Mary
B. Poppenheim, Ex-President Gener
al, (and a daughter of Edisto Dis
trict) who held the closest attention
as she emphasized our importance as
an organization and told of U. D. C
chapters' having been organized in
London and Paris by women of Con
These conferences are so helpful
and save much discussion of prob
lems at the State Convention, that we
wonder now how we ever did with
The hostess chapter served a sump
tuous luncheon. The decorations were
elaborate, with white and red carna
tions to lend a spicy odor while an
Greek orchestra rendered sweat mu
Saluda will be hostess to the Con
ference of 1922.
The paramount work has been forv
veterans and women of the iiixties.
All chapters have had picnics for
them. Several chapters defrayed the
expenses of veterans to the Stete Re
union. At Christmas and Thanksgiv
ing post cards, fruits and other at
tentions were given. Many who are
needy were helped in a fhranc?.1 way.
Linen showers were had for the Con
feredate Home. While our dear vet
erans are living we lavish our love
upon them. In death laurel wreaths,
tied with U. D. C. colors are placed
(Continu'cu on third .page.)