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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 1922
Week of Prayer Observed. Mar
riage at Lutheran Parson
age. Rev. James Ed
Mr. Joseph Jacobs, who has been in
China for the past seven years, will
visit his home during this summer.
He went from here as an interpreter
fo" the government, and each year has
risen in position, and now he holds the
honored office of Consul from the Uni
ted States to China.
On his last visit home, three years
ago, it was edifying and a real pleas
ure to converse with him, and it is
hoped that he will again give some
lectures upor ibis nation.
Mrs. Richard Williams of Greenwood,
president of the league of women vo
ters, will visit the town at an early
date and will effect an organization of
a league here.
For some time many of the women
of the town have been anxious for such
Mrs. Ben Wright and Miss Florence
Wright left on Monday for Florida,
where they will reside, Mr. Wright
having been located here for several
months. It is a matter of regret that
that they go elsewhere, for they had
many warm friends h?re.
Mrs. Jack A. Lott, who is now mak
ing her home in Greenwood, spent the
past week here with friends and rela
The special week of prayer is being
observed this week by the Woman's
Missionary Society of the Baptist
church, Special meetings are arranged
for each afternoon except Wednesday,
and at these meetings beautiful and
helpful programs will be carried out,
different ones taking part each after
Mr. and Mrs. Williamson and Miss
Williamson, who made their home here
for the past two years, are now resid
ing at Leesville, S. C.
airs. Lizzie tCrimr whqjsjnow ak
in g her home at Hampton,' S. C., with
her daughter, Mrs. Rhodes, has been
visiting in the home of her son, Mr.
Mrs. Annie P. Lewis and Miss Marie
Lewis will go to Thompson, Ga., next
week to attend the marriage of Miss
Carrie Mobiey. the niece of the former.
Miss Sara Carlile is at home after a
visit in Edgefield in the home of rela
Mrs. Bill Berry is quite ill with pneu
MisB Bessie Bean, who has been
teaching at Batesburg, is now at home,
the school having closed.
Mr. and Mrs. Jake Hardy escaped,
with a, few bruises, when their car
turned over in a ditch, while they were
en route to Augusta last week. It is
almost marvelous that they were not
Mrs. Robert Leavell of Newberry is
visiting her sisters, Mrs. G. .G. Waters
and other relatives.
Mr. M. W. Clark has been sick for
the past week but is now improving.
On Thursday of the past week-^Miss
Viola Herrin and Mr. Marion Rhoden
were married at the Lutheran parson
age by Rev. J. D. Kinard, the happy
event being witnessed by only a few
friends. Soon after the ceremony the
young couple left for a short honey
moon, and are now domiciled in a res
dence of Mr. J. A. Lott, which the
groom has very cozily furnished. Al'
good wishes and many congratulations
are for these two young people, who
are held in warm affection by many.
Mr. Bonham Adams had the misfor
tune to break his arm on Sunday after
noon while cranking a car, one of the
lower bones being split length wise.
The arm was set at once by a physi
cian, and it is hoped that it will not be
such a long time ' before he can be
again using the injured member.
Rev. James Edwards of the Theolog
ical Seminary, Louisville, Ky., is here
for awhile with his family.
On Sunday evening he preached at
the Baptist church, and it was a sin
cere pleasure to all to hear him. The
subject of his discourse was, "The
Value of the Spiritual Vision."
Miss Gladys Sawyer entertained the
bridge club in a very pleasant manner
on Wednesday noon, five tables being
arranged for the game. The top score
was made by Miss Frances Turner,
who received a card set, and the guest
prize fell to Mrs. Bettis Bouknight,
a set of table numbers. A dainty re
past was served.
Mr3. M. E. Walker and Mrs. Mims
Walker, both having been quite sick,
are now much improved."
Mrs. Eula Wright Gleaton and fam- '
ily have moved here from Springfield,
and are domiciled in their home on
West Calhoun street.
The Emily Geigler Chapter, D. A. R.,
held a full and very interesting meet
ing on Monday with Mrs. O. D. Black,
lt was voted to pay ten dollars on the
pledge for Yamassee Industrial School.
The chapter is contemplating marking
two Revolutionary graves and applica
tions for the headstones had been re
ceived by the regent, Miss Payne.
These are of pure American marble,
three feet high, one foot broad and
four inches thick.
The headstone will be inscribed with
name, company and State regiment,
cut in relief, with sunken shield. These
are furnished free by the U. S. Gov
ernment and shipped by freight pre
After business a patriotic program
was enjoyed, this being in celebration
of the birthday of George Washington,
Miss Lillian Mobley leading.
Patriotic Music-Mrs. W. C. Con
Paper-"George Washington, the
Father of Our Country," Mrs. Harry
Paper-"When Washington Was in
S. C.," Mrs. P. N. Lott.
A social half hour was enjoyed, and
the hostess, assisted by Mrs. Strother
and Miss Frances Turner, served an
elaborate salad course with tea.
Miss Mallie Waters was hostess for
the New Century club on Tuesday,
Mrs. P. B. Waters conducting the
meeting, and reports of officers and
committees showed good work.
The club, which is the mother of the
library association, was delighted to
hear that the library had a splendid
new book case for the new books.
After the next meeting the study of
citizenship will be taken up.
An instructive program on mythol
ogy followed, and later a social while
was spent, the hostess serving a dainty
salad course with coffee.
The Mary Ann Buie Chapter, U. D.
C., met with Mrs. Weirdmanon Thurs
day, and espite ; the rairw^ther^.was.a. :
good attendance. Miss Clara Sawyer
presided. Two new members were' re
ported and applications given out to
The district conference, which will
be at Saluda April 27, was discussed,
and Miss Frances Turner was elected a
delegate. The place of meeting being
near the chapter will be well repre
After business the historian had a
program, which followed out the ar
ranged one of the year book.
The historian informed the chapter
that the headstones for Revolutionary
graves, which were being obtained by
the local D. A. R., could also be ob
tained for graves of soldiers of the
War Between the States. This chap
ter will take steps for obtaining mark
ers for Confederate heroes graves.
Meefring Street News
I havent seen any news from
Meeting Street in a long time, I will
try to let you know it is still alive.
We have had awful weather for
the past week, but think it has fared
off for awhile.
Mr. Henry Suddeth is very ill with
influenza, but hope he will soon be
Mr. Ben Stevens and Jim Walton
made a business trip to Ninety Six
and Greenwood Friday.
Miss Cecyle Mae Strom of Kirk
sey, visited her cousin, Mrs. W. B.
Walton, last week.
Mr. J. F. Logue called to see Mr.
W. B. Walton Wednesday afternoon.
Mr. J. E. Bryan and family spent
Sunday with the latters parents,
Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Logue.
Mr. C. B. Odom and family called
on Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Logue Sun
Mr. J. G. Walton and Joe Logue
called to see the Misses Johnson
Mr. Ben Stevens and J. M. Walton
called on Miss Evelyn Johnson of
Kirksey, Sunday afternoon.
Bootleg booze seems to be plenti
ful around here. It is as plentiful
as water, you can't step out of your
door without smelling whisky or
seeing some one drunk or under
influence of whisky.
Mr. J. F. Payne, is attending court
Misses Evelyn Johnson and Cecyle
Mae Strom, spent last Tuesday night
with Mrs. J. F. Logue.
Little John Cogburn celebrated his
6th birthday and received many
presents, and served cakes and cocoa.
An Oklahoma Snow Storm
"All day the gusty north-wind bore,
The loosening drift its breath before;
Low circling round its Southern
The sun through dazzling snow".
It is the most soothing feeling to
wake in the morning and find the
ground white, and growing hourly
whiter and whiter. It gives me -a
sense of completion, as though T had
recovered something that I had miss?
ed unconsciously, and yet very mtic$'<
During a whirling snow storm one
looks out of\ the- window and is
somehow surprised that there is hh
sound, only quietness, and on walk^
ing out in the midst of it, a thunder
clap seems absolutely necessary.
Some sound from the elements would
seem appropriate to accompany this
continual downpour, but one listens
in vain. The perfect snow crystals
fall one upon another like so many
coral polyps and like the coral,; they
rise in huge banks, making not
islands, but mountains.
However, the snow is not an un
mixed blessing, for it brings wjth "t
the Oklahoma winds than which
there are no worse. They are a dis
cordant accompaninment to. this per
fect scene. The campus of the school
is a wind swept plan. The Twind
plays the pranks of a small bc-y. It
heaps the snow so high uponi.-jthe
sidewalks, that one proceeds ^with
graceless, uneven tread, stepping so
deep that it takes a little mental
plowing and a little physical effort
to ensure steady locomotion.
If a person with large feet chas
made an uneven path, h'js tracks; are
used' as a passage. Most .'people
have taken to the middle of ; the
road, and there pass down the ?entre
of the highway.
School boys and Fords^ hor^ba'ck
riders and vehicles?a>.l?pgVtfjj). j of
p?destn%nns^-aroV':;?f?^m ? r&
zigzag route all of them bundled as
though for a private encounter with
the north wind.
No matter how firmly a window
may be shut, or how well built is the
structure, the snow sifts in and
settles as though escaping the very
cold outside, of which it is a part.
Across the campus and nearly to
the steps of Wilkin Hall this morning
came a huge snow plow, drawn by a
horse and directed by several men.
It left behind it a smooth hard, snow
I have wondered at how many
miles an hour the wind swept yester
day and the day before, but am im
pressed with that somewhat as I am
with the temperature or number of
degrees below zero. If I am frozen
as far as feeling is concerned, a
thousand means about the same as
The feeling of extreme cold takes
away ones power or desire to reason.
And as the wind might be blowing at
a hundred and fifty miles an hour
more or less, but one can scarcely
walk, scarcely see or breathe or
speak and that is the end. Beyond
that I do not care.
I should think that the town people
in this prairie country would either
build a chinease wall around their
village or transplant some trees to
For my own part, I consider it
only a part of the great adventure
of living. At least, it is vastly pre
ferable to the enervating heat of
September, during which month I
used the energy I had stored up from
just such as this last year.
March 1, 1922.
Services in Methodist Church Sunday
. Rev. G. W. M. Taylor, pastor, of
the Methodist Church will conduct
the services at the Methodist Church
Sunday at 11:30 a. m., and eight
p. m. Attention is called to a change
in the service at the evening hour
from 7:30 to 8 o'clock. The subject
for the morning service will be "The
Great Sacrifice. At night the sub
ject will be "Five Kings in a Cave.
WANTED: Good, sound corn for
milling purposes, sixty-five cents paid
for same in shuck or seventy-five
J. G. ALFORD.
Co-Operative Marketing Mo
Ment Grows Stronger
Columbia, March 6.-Farmers
South Carolina are going to s
their 1922 crop of cotton coope:
tively. The tremendous enthusia:
with which the campaign for sigi
tures to the contract is being pm
ed in almost every county in t
state indicates that the 400.000 ba!
which must be signed by May 1, 19
to make the contract operative w
be easily forthcoming. In or
a very few of the counties has the
been any delay in the campaign a
these counties are expected to be
line within the next ten days.
The contracts are being signed
large and small farmers alike. T
largest contract received at the <
fices of the South Carolina Cott
Growers' Cooperative Associati
here to date is for 3,000 bales. T
smallest is for one bale. Incident;
ly it might be said that several
the latter have been received. Tho
who are pushing the campaign s;
that the benefits derived by the lar;
and the small farmers will be ti
same in proportion.
The bankers and business inter?s
of the state are lining up strong
behind the movement. They take tl
position .that it offers the greate
hope for future prosperity for tl
farmers and it has been pr?t
thoroughly demonstrated in the pa
two years that the prosperity of tl
state is dependent upon the pro
perity of the farmers. Many of tl
largest and ablest bankers in tl
state have studied the plan fro
every angle and have investigat?
the workings of the association a
ready functioning in other state
They express complete satisfactic
with the plan in its every detail ar
ar? working to put the movemei
', In Sumter county the bankei
have gone out in the county makiri
speeches in behalf of the campaigi
C. G.- Rowland,, -president of tl
National Bank of Sumter, thinl
that every bank in the state shoul
get busy and assist in every way t
put it across. W. Pope Matthew
president of the Palmetto Nation;
Bank of Columbia, says that h
thinks the organization of the ai
sociation "is one of the best busines
propositions the farmers of th
state could undertake at this time
and adds "I do not know of anythin
?that would be more productive o
good results". Mr. Matthews ha
studied the plan from every angh
Bright Williamson, of Darlington, i
another banker who is lending hi
time and ability and energies to put
ting the movement across. Mi
Williamson probably knows as mud
about cooperative marketing as an;
man in South Carolina and he is con
vince dthat it is the farmer's hope.
The movement has be?n endorse*
by the executive council and thi
I agricultural committee of the Soutl
Carolina Bankers' Association an<
four of the seven district groups
It has been strongly en dorsec
twice by the General Assembly an(
many of the leading farmers in tha
body have already signed contracts
It has been endorsed by the Stat?
Fair Society and many chambers oj
commerce and other civic organiza
tions. The agricultural bureau o
the Greenville Chamber of Commerce
passed strong resolutions .at theil
last meeting endorsing the move
ment and pledging all assistance ir
putting it across.
In the statement given out by the
association, it says: Farmers every
where are organizing to conduct
their marketing business in a syste
matic manner on the same plan as is
being followed by the South Caro
lina Cotton Growers' Cooperative
"At the present time more than
sixty associations of growers in
twenty states have been formed or
are now being organized. The num
ber of members in these associations
exceeds 400,000 farmers and the
volume of business done by them in
1921 lacked only a little of being
half a billion dollars.
"Through the cooperative pooling
movement farmers in every section
of the country are taking their right
ful place in the business world.
"The South Carolina cotton pool
plan enables the farmers to goal the
way to the market with his product,
and in this trip save a vest sum that
heretofore has been lost to him
through speculative profits and un
necessary handling cost.
"That the South Carolina cotton
pool plan is sound a^d workable is
being proved in a conclusive manner
by everyone of these cooperative as
sociations, which has begun to handle
the crop. There are three outstand
ing features of everyone of these or
"First: longv-time, legally-binding
contract. This makes the members
"stick" and assures the association
that it will have cotton to sell over
a period of years sufficient to enable
it to establish satisfactory trade re
lations and justify adequate arrange
ments for transacting the business.
"Second: the one hundred per
cent compulsory pool. In the pool
all the product is handled for sale in
cvenrunning lots according to quali
ty and variety. All growers deliver
ing the same grade and the same kind
of cotton receives exactly the same
price. Every member receives the
average price at which the product
of that kind and quality is sold. This
makes possible orderly marketing
throughout the year in accordance
with market demands.
"Third: the non-profit, none-stock
feature and the exclusive grower
membership. This insures a com
plete harmony of interest, absolute
fairness and equality in the handling
of the business of each member, and
it is a guarantee against outside in
terests over gaining control of the
organization and exploiting it for
their own gain.
"That the South Carolina cotton
pool plan is sound from a financial
standpoint is clearly proved by the
fact that the banks are doing busi
ness with these associations wher
ever they are in operation. Banks
of Oklahoma extended the state cot
ton association a credit of upward of
two million dollars last year. Banks
of Texas were also ready to loan
their association several, million dol
lars; "The "W?V?^&S?IM^.! G&8B#&?f&;
extended a loan of $25,000,000 to
three cotton associations."
Red Hill News
Well, we have had some very
rainy weather for the past two weeks
and it seems as if we are never go
ing to get to do any gardening or
The roads are very bad now, and
if it had not been for the kindness
of Mr. Edmunds working them some
time ago we would have had to use
aeroplanes to get over them.
Nearly every one in our com
munity has had influenza, but we
are glad that they are on the road
We were very sorry to hear of the
illness of Miss Henrietta King, she
being unabie to teach her room for
Miss Irene McDaniel of Beaver
Dam has been visiting her Red Hill
Miss Myrtis McClendon was the
guest of Misses Louree and Carrie
Mae Johnson Saturday night and
Mr. P. B. Strom, Jr., had a very
pleasant trip to Shelby, N. C., last
week, visiting Mr. A. L. Hunt.
Misses Jennie McDaniel spent
Saturday night with Miss Lucile
We are expecting a large crowd to
attend the Oyster Supper Saturday
afternoon at the school house. We
hope we will have a success as the
money will go for church purposes.
Mr. Sherord Holmes has been
visiting Mr. O. J. Holmes, right often
here lately. There must be some at
traction for him down there.
We haven't a pastor at our church
yet, but guess there will be a large
gathering here Sunday afternoon as
Rev. Roundtree is going to preach
Miss Daisy Gardner of Antioch is
visiting her aunt, Mrs. Ola Prince.
The many friends of Miss Ellie
Quarles and also her brother Earl,
of North Augusta, were glad to see
them visit our community once again.
For Sale: Chryanthemun plants
grown from the noted Elmer D.
Smith variety. Colors white, yellow
and pink, 10 cents each.
3-1 Mrs. W. B. COGBURN
Cox and Family Arrived in
Aiken, March 3.-James M. Cox,
ex-governor of Ohio and Democratic
presidential candidate in 1920, his
wife and little daughter, Anna ar
rived in Aiken this afternoon at 2:30
o'clock and will make this place their
home for the remainder of the mouth.
They have rented the Oakley cottage
near the Willcock hotel.
When interviewed thi3 evening,
Mr. Cox said that he regretted the
rainy weather which had greeted him
in the South but said that he looked
for more pleasant conditions. Hie is
not a stranger in the South or in this
section, however, for he stayed for
some time in Augusta in 1920.
Asked about the association of na
tions formed at the conference re
cently held in Washington. Mr. Cox.
said that with certain reservations
he did not think the association
could do any harm but he emphati
cally stated, "Yes, it is an alliance
and alliances are what the league of
nations wished to avoid. It seems" to?
me that if four nations are allied as
in the four power treaty there shonloT.
be no reason why 54 nations should
not be allied. As I see it the associa
tion as formed. It seems inevitable
that Russia and Germany will have
to join together and the balance of
power will be brought again into
Regarding the political situation:.
Mr. Cox said in substance that there
was much protestation against the
Republican admistration and that the
feeling all over the United States
was that the campaign promises had
not been carried out, and for the rea
son that they could not be carried
out and were impossible when
premised. Asked about the congres
sional election this year, Mr. Cox:
said that unless there was very soon a
startling change in conditions, es
pecially economic conditions, it was
his belief that congress would be as
_much^ Democratic as it is now-Re
Mr. Cox said that he had noticed
a' more severe economic condition in
the South than was prevalent else
where in the United States and said
that he did not believe there would
be any great relief experienced ir*
this country until Europe recovered
and there was more of a demand
created for other markets.
"That is too far off. We have two
years more," said Mr. Cox where
asked about the Democratic chances
in the next presidential election. Mr.
Cox, who was invited to stop over in
Columbia today and address ' the
state legislature, said that he was un
able to do so because of the fact
that he had his family with him. He
was very appreciative of the atten
tion shown him by the committee
which met the train at Columbia and
regretted that he had been unable
to talk to the South Carolina law
Womens Christian Temper
Monday afternoon a very helpful
program was held in the Baptist
church when the Womens Christian.
Temperance Union and the Womens
Mission Society held a co-operative
meeting. Mrs. J. L. Mims conducted
The devotions were led by Mrs
H. N. Greneker. Mrs. Tillman pre
sided at the organ and played
Shubert's Serenade as a solo.
The first talk was made by Mrs.
Abner Broadwater on "Intemperance
a foe to the gospel.
Mrs. W. M. Mooney told the story
of two notable foreign women,,
Frances Willard Wang of China and
Madame Yajima of Japan.
Mrs. Rudisill gave a beautiful
vocal solo.with organ accompani
ment. Another vocal selection grate
ly appreciated was "He will HoM
me Fast", sung by Mr. Stephens
Mrs. J. L. Mims gave some of the
points of interest in the round the
world tour of Miss Anna Gordan: in
the interest of temperance.
The next meeting will, be held with
Mrs. J. C. Hughes in April.
Lost: Sunday afternoon a
platinum bar pin on Colum
bia street. Finder will please
Dr. A. R. Nicholson.