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VOL. 87 EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 1922 No. 8
Meeting in Interest of Co-Op
erative Marketing. Little
Child Dies. Apollo
Music Club Met.
On Friday evening in the school
auditorium, a meeting was held, ?ht
object being the discussion of -co
operative marketing. T|he speakers
were Dr. D. Wistar Daniel of Clem
son college and Henry W. Johnson
of the extension service. These ad
dresses were splendid and enlighten
ing. Mr. Johnson spoke of the mar
keting contract and showed in .detail
the new system of marketing. Dr.
Daniel greatly pleased his .hearers,
bpth from a point of information and
the happy manner in which ?he ad
dressed his .audience. His points be
ing emphasised with witty stories as
he stressed the need of co-operative
effort. Much interest was aroused as
a result of ihe evening. It is regret
ted that the .audience was not-such a
large one, cowing to the great im
portance of the subject, but the even
ing hour does not seem to lae suited
to the farmer, several having express
ed themselves thus.
Miss Blanche Sawyer who is now
holding .a position in Darlington
came to her .home here last week, as
she had been quite sick. She will re
turn as soon as she is strong enough
Mrs. Miras Walker, who is ?at the
Columbia Hospital is rapidly improv
ing .and will soon return to her home. ^
Mr. .and Mrs. Joe McCreight are
at nome from a few days' stay in
Columbia with relatives.
Those from aere who attended the j ^
It is a matter of deep regret that
Mrs: E. E. .Andrews left this week
for Tennessee, where she will .now
make lier home for a while with her I *
daughter, Mrs. John Milne. She re
sided here for many years and has
many warm friends.
Mrs. .Susie La timer will return. *
?as - been ~ isp?nd?rfe- the ' past* tw?T ~
months ia -the family of her son, Rev.
Leon Larimer. She is now making
Johnston her" home. ". %
The K. of S. club which has as its
membership some of the young gen
-tlemen of the town, appears to be a
very good and pleasant lorganization
!The dues ?re 25 cents a month and
this fund is to accumulate until sum
mer, when it will be used for the
pleasure; of a great hike. It is one of
the rules of the elub that at every qth
er meeting some one shall be invited
to meet with them, giving a talk or
address, each spewer to be one of
the towns' best men. The first speak
er was invited on Thnrsday evening,
the young gentlemen choosing Rev.
W. S. Brooke. The officers of the club
are William Lott, president; Albert
Dozier, vice-president; Joe Adams,
secretary; John Howard Black, treas
urer. One of the rules of the organi
zation is, that any member indulging
in intoxicants of any form shall be
excluded from ?the club membership.
Little Henry Forrest, the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Forrest and
grandson of Mrs. Carrie Forrest, was
buried here on Thursday. The little
boy had been siek only a short while,
the loved ones. He was an unusually
bright child, and there were many
fond hopes centered in him.
Miss Mallie Waters is spending a
few days in Augusta with her sister,
Miss Annie Waters.
Mrs. Frank Weirse has returned to
Charleston after a visit in the home
of her father, Mr. Westmoreland.
Mrs. Taylor Goodwyn of Green
wood was a welcome visitor here dur
ing the past week.
South Carolina Day, March 18th,
was observed here in the high school,
with exercises instructive and pleas
ing. South Carolina has made this
date, the birthday of her great states
man, John C. Calhoun, a red letter
day, and its observance by the
schools is now a state law. Each grade
of the school arranged its own pro
A very pleasing affair was the pub
lic meeting Tuesday evening in t??e
Baptist church, under the auspices
of the Apollo Music club. The club
is composed of twenty-five members
and during the year it has been
studying- American music, which has
bern delightful. So the program was
composed of all American numbers,
there being several organ selections,
voice and choras. The last choras
was written by Mrs. Beach, America's
most prominent woman composer,
and was the Panama Hymn, wdiich
was used at the Exposition. It is the
intention of the club to have another
open meeting before it ceases activi
ties for the summer, and to this also,
the public wall 'be invited.
Mrs. M. M. Coleman is tire-guest!
of her daughter,. Mrs. W. E. LaGrone.
Mrs. Earl Smith and two little chil
dren and Mrs. Garlington hsve gone
to Newberry for a visit to relatives.
Mrs. Jame^ White has been for
visit to her daughter, Mrs. Tom
Mitchell at leesville.
Mrs. W. _S. .Brooke was idstess for j
the Apollo Music club on .Thursday j
last, the chief business being in mak
ing plans for the entertainment by
the club, u,The Spinsters' Conven
tion" to be .given in about two weeks.
This promises to be very amusing.
Officers for the coming year were
elected, those in office not being eli
gible, having served two years. Those
elected were: Miss Gladys Sawyer,
president; .Mrs. W. B. ?Quzts, first j
vice president; Miss Ella Jacobs,?sec- J
ond vice-president; Mrs.-C. P. Corn,
corresponding secretary; Mrs. O. D.
Black, recording secretary; Mrs.
Huiet Waters, treasurer; Miss Antoi-j
nette Denny, parliamentarian; Mrs.'
W; J. Hatcher, critic. Delegates elect- j
ed to the State Federation to be held
in Columbia ia April were Miss
Gladys Sawyer and Mrs. Q. D. Black.
A. very pleasant sociaLwhile was had,
:he hostess .serving' an elaborate sal
id course followed by ice cream and
Mr. P. N. :Lott made a business
;rip to Darlington during the past j
Miss Tisdale of BennettsvHle is the
fuest of Miss .Mary Waters.
Miss Sue Timmerman and Miss
)orothy Williams attended the leach
?'M^iS--Leola ?oyervspt.nt- last Sun
lay with Misses Ruth and Nora .Mc
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Randall and
amily and Mr. and Mrs. D. Jackson
pent last Sunday with Mr. and Mrs.
iL J. Jackson.
Mrs. J. M. Derrick,and two little
laughters spent last Monday with
ATS. George Rhoden.
Miss Sue Timmerman visited her
incle, Mr. Price Timmerman ^ in
Jatesburg last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Price Timmerman,
Mr. Frank Timmerman and - Ben
l,ewis went to Johnston Wednesd?y.
Miss Alloe Rutledge is still im
jroving, having just returned from
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Moyer spent
ast Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. John
. Mr .Peter Staboritz of Columbia
vas in Eureka last'Saturday and Sun
iay visiting Mr. Paul Seigler.
Mr. and^ Mrs. T. A. McGee and
family motored to Augusta Thursday.
Miss Marie Rhoden spent last week
svith her aunt, Mrs. Irvin Reames,
Miss Cleo Rhoden is spending the
weekwith Miss Emmie Workman at
Mr. J. E. Timmerman and Miss Sue
Timerman spent last Monday with
Mrs. J. D. Mathis at Trenton.
Mr. George Rhoden, Bob Williams,
Ben Lewis and Ernest Whitlock went
fishing at Plunkett's pond Thursday
Mrs. L.. A. McGee visited Mrs.
George McGee Friday.
Miss Ruth McGee is visiting her
sister, Mrs. John Watson at Granite
ville this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Price Timmerman,
Mr. J. E. Timmerman, Miss Sue Tim
merman, Mr. Frank Timmerman, Mr.
Ben Lewis and Mr. Paul Seigler took
tea with Mr. and Mrs. George Rho
den Friday night.
Mrs. Claude Derrick and Miss Ver
na Derrick spent Saturday with Miss
es Cleo and Nelle Rhoden.
Rev. J. L. Pitman and Miss Louise
Boyd of Warrenville spent Sunday
with Mrs. Lydia Seigler.
Miss Kathleen Glover spent the
week-end with Miss Alloe Rutledge.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernie King of Co
lumbia have been visitnig Mrs. King's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rutledge.
"BOBBED HAIR." ,
St. Patrick, the Apostle of ire- j
land. Reception by ?. D. C.
St Patrick, apostle of Ireland and
patron of Australia, in whose honor
Irish people all over the world cele
brate today, was born, according, to
some historians, on the 17 of 3?arch,
! 373, "but the place of his-birth is a
mooted question. Italy, Scotland and
France are among' the . countries
which .claim him. It is stated that a
few miles north-west of Glasgow
was his birth place. The saree author
ity states his father was Calpornius,
a deacon in the -church, and -a man of
means and standing. His baptismal
name was Sucat. ,
When Patrick was 16 years old he
was ?captured by pirates and carried
to ireland, where he was sold to Mil
rae, chieftain of North Balaradia, in
the county cf Antrim, aorth of -Ire
land, and employed in tending cattle, i
His sad condition drove ihini to con-|
sohction in God, and thene learned to
wait on the .divine wilL
Th? international Encyclopedia
says, "Heat last returned to.Scot
land, but his desire was to preach the
gospel to the Irish, rand he was
strengthened by visions and voices,
md lie went to Auzerre in France to ' *
be consecrated by Bishop Amator. It
was on this occasion that he assumed 4
the name of Patrick, by which he is
sow exclusively known. In 405 he be- J
?an lis missionary work, in Ireland 2
md the jest of his life was spent in 1
ncessant labors with much success. *
Ie came to Ireland with a thorough *
cnowledge 'of the language i of the *
rish people. It is stated that he f
wand no? Christians in Ireland and 1
eft no heathen. It is aka'stated that *
ie -was ?he founder of fhe Catholic a
not Roman Catholic) faith. It is n
aid that he died at Axmaugh in 1
. " n
And hese .in St. Petersburg, as
Tell as all over the world the Irish. ?
eople gave his memory a ?rand ova- ^
dis occasion. This was the irrst' tiaie ^
vmy long life that I ever witnessed t]
he Irish ceremony. It was grand; es- ?
eciaily the "chant," that was some- a
hing else, Pm sure. n
The U. D. C/s of this City gave a p
;r?nd reception to the visiting p
laughters and all the Confederate c
eterans who came this way. The r
ilace for the picnic was at Pass-a- w
irill, eight miles out from St. Peters- h
mrg, right on the Beach of the Gulf
f Mexico. We were wheeled out *
here in automobiles. There were a
:boot eighty souls in the bunch, and ^
et rae tell you, it was the liveliest ??
rowd that I have been with since I ^
lave been in the flowery land. We p
tad everything in common, and every a
tody knew everybody else before we a
>arted. But the grandest of all was
he golden sun set in the gulf. I speak n
specially of the moment before the ^
iun sinks, when his light turns pure y
.os? color and when the light falls ^
?pon a zenith covered with countless c
:loud-forms of inconceivable deli- j
:acy, threads and flakes of vapor, j
vhich would in common daylight be
jure snow white and which gave, j
;herefore, fair field to the tone of j.
ight. There is then no limit to the r
nultitude and no check to the inten- j.
sity of the hues assumed. The whole
sky from zenith to the horizon be
:omes one molten sea of color and .
ire ; every black bar turns into massy
rold, every ripple and wave into un
sullied,, shadowless crimson and pur- j
pie and scarlet, and colors for which
there are no words in language and .
no ideas in the mind-things which ^
can only be conceived while they are .
visible till they are lost imperceptibly
in its crimson and gold. This is' ar sun
set on the gulf, as I beheld it on St.
J. RUSSELL WRIGHT.
St. Petersburg, Fla.
Stores to Close.
We, the undersigned merchants, do
hereby- agree to close our places of
business, beginning April 1st, until
September 1st at six (6) o'clock p.
m., Saturdays excepted.
The Corner Store, W. W. Adams
& Co., Reynolds & Padgett, Jones &
Son, Warren & Cantelou, J. D. Kemp
Co., (except Friday) B. B. Jones,']'
The Quality Shop, Dorn & Mims, R.
H. Parks, The Hub, Jake Wynne, W.
Miss Florence Mims Descril
Spring in Oklahoma.
A poet mighf see some signs
beauty in spring as it has come
Oklahoma, but I can not. The bali
ness of the air is not matched by 1
wild flowers and the budding tr<
of the South. I shall have to satis
my longing for yellow jessamine a
honey snckle by smelling diff?re
kinds of perfumes.
The trees are a neutral gray a:
so is the landscape. I have seen o
peach tree, with a few stragglii
blooms, growing in the front yard
a home here on Main street. It seer
to he a sort of treasure. On son
dark :night, I should like to take
few of the blossoms, and not fe
that I had done anything wrong,
heritage' of beaury ^uch. as tha
ought to belong to the world, and m
to an individual. "'Beauty is in tl
eyes of the gazer."And in truth "
man may buy what he may nevi
swn." Possession without appr?cia
tion does not mean ownership.
3 would describe spring here b
saying that it is a trifle less desolat
than fall and winter. In Norther
Minnesota it was & saying that tha
aart of the country had cnly two sea
?ons, winter and very, late fall.
The trees here when green, seen
ike decorated posts and the field
md byways have an awful lack o:
marm. The idea of utility is every
vinre too ever-present to suit th?
'ancy of one who comes from th(
apishness of the South. The Soatl
aay think it is poverty stricken, and
ndeed the West is rich. There are a
Teat many wealthy men here as fai
s thousands of dollars go, but how
auch more really rich the South is
han .this part of the country. The
?oney of. these people gives them
o?ung but food ^and clothes, far
ixey are not capable of spending it
0 that it will give them hinidi_ia?eL*
i?itiiaL_o.^. ^nroilsrnes "with? what
nmt?liigent faces' " shining . through.
ie glass! They ride up to nousea
lat might be mansions, judging
rom their bank accounts, but they
re not mansions, for the occupants
ever thought of ,a house as a tern
ie, as a reflector of the taste of the
ersons within, as a chance for ar
hitectural wonder, but only as "a
oof eo keep away the sky." And
nth all their money they haven't the
ome life that the South has.
These are not the pioneers, but
he children of pioneers who often
re like the children of millionaires,
nheriting the money, and not the
nitiative and patience which it took
o earn it. The forbears of these peo
ile have blazed the trail and they
re content with living in that trail
s they found it. >
The desire for any great improve
nent in any sense has died within
hem. I am not speaking of the whole
irest or even bf the whole state of
Iklahoma. I have no right to. I am
mly describing the part just west of
ndian Territory and south of the
Cansas border line.
They have better schools here than
n the South in some respects, but
mw much less culture in them, how
nuch less reverence for learning, and
low much less respect for anything.
The South still has food and
dothes, and in the place-of the gold
>f the west it has ingrained refine
nent, culture, softness of voice, hos
pitality and courtesy, which things
[ would not substitute . for ihe gold
)f Croesus, partly, I suppose, because
[ miss them so much here. You are
;hrice "blessed and do not know it,
jecause you have not stood off and
watched yourselves go by, but I am
standing a thousand miles away and
watching you in my mind's eye and
in memory, and I know whereof I
1 heard recently of a poor Okla
homa farmer who had an oil well
built in his back yard right at his
house. For the use of the land, the
comp y, as it is the custom, paid
him Atty thousand dollars. If the oil
well produced he would receive one
eighth of the proceeds which would
make him and his heirs rich forever,
and if the well did hot produce he
still owned the fifty thousand. What
good did it do him? He still wore his
blue jeans, and his children may or
may not have taken an education that,
the wealth afforded.
You can not polish hickory to make
it shine like Red wood, for the fine
ness of grain is not there. One grew
up .suddenly in a waste place and the
other took a half century, perhaps,
by the sea. So are the West and the
South. The South's civilization has
grown slowly, and it is imbued' with
some of the sturdiness of the Pil
grims, and some of the rockbound
religious faith of the Puritans ,and
some of the humility of the Quakers,
some of the patriotism of the Revo
lutionary soldier, and some of the
chivalry of ante-bellum days.
Though the South may be suffering
from a financial depression, this p?rt
of the West is suffering from a spirit
ual and intellectual depression^ I
would not have you think that I am
a pessimist, or that at some incident
I had incurred a dislike for this par?
of the country. That is not true. In
fact Oklahoma has somewhat endear
ed itself to me. I am simply jotting
down a few things that come to me
as I sit and write with little time, as
always, tq do my thought and the
The other day one of the faculty
from Oklahoma and I. were driving
over to a nearby town with a rather
intelligent Tonkawa woman. We were
discussing the lack of trees here, and
my southern friend and I were talk
ing of the wonderful old trees that
are peculiar to the South. The lady
with whom we were driving then
made a remark about the timber of
the South, immediately thinking of
the commercial side of the subject.
There was nothing in the remark it
self of singular importance to make
ne remember it except that I thought
it the time and am thinking now, how
:o the West great trees are but tim
>er. To me, they are food for thought
iubject for poetry and mute friends.
March 23, 1922.
. -The.oivjt.Leagu- %?* decided "
he first week in"?prifi,,a^OT&?V ^i*
The prizes for this year will be
bree dollars for first and two dollars | "
dr second prize. The yards will be
udged not only as to deann-?s but
iso at to neatness. We hope to have
he cooperation of the entire town in
his clean up work and also in trying
o beautify our premises with flow
ers, as one of our sister towns has
aid, "Brighten the corner where you
" The inspection of premises will be
friday, April 7th. The following com
ni.ttees will act: _
/The street from Mrs. P. P. Blalock,
Sr., to depot, both sides, including
itreet by Mrs. W. W. Adams to Mrs.
?. G. Alford, Mrs. S. M. Smith and
tfrs. J. G. Edwards.
From depot to Mrs. J. D. Holstein
>n both sides, including street from
Hrs. J. E. Hart to Mrs. W. T. Kin
iaird, both sides, Mrs. P. P. Blalock,
ir., Mrs. B. L. Mims.
From Dixie Highway hotel to Mrs.
T. W. Thurmond, both sides, includ
ng street leading by Mrs. B. L. Mims
;o Mrs. H. H. Hill, also street leading
:o Mrs. Mamie Tillman, Miss Sophie
Dobson and Miss Ethel DeLoach.
From Court House to Mrs. S. E.
Morgan, both sides, Mrs. A .T. Sam
uel and Mrs. R. C. Padgett.
From Court House to Mrs. C. R.
Jackson, north side of street includ
ing side -streets on that side, Mrs. P.
M. Feltham and Mrs. L. S. Ker
From Mrs. A. Daitch to Mrs. M.
W. Holston, including street to Mrs.
E. S. Rives and Mrs. L. S. Kernaghan,
Mrs. J. S. Byrd and Mrs. W. L. Dun
From Mrfe. W. E. Lynch to Mrs. D.
J. LaGrone, from Mrs. A. A. Wood
son to Addison building, and from
Addison building to Mrs. Chalmers
Hughes, both sides. Mrs. Bettis Can
telou and Mrs. R. A. Marsh.
Street leading to Mrs. J. W. Reese,
and from Mrs. J. W. Reese to Mrs.
Jerome Timmerman, both sides, Mrs.
Helen Nicholson and Mrs. J. G. Hol
Each committee .will hand in the
name of the lady having the cleanest
and neatest premises under their in
spection to the special committee,
who will make the final inspection
PRES. CIVIC LEAGUE.
Meeting in Interest of Co-op
erative Marketing of
'A meeting of farmers and business :
men was held in the court house on.
Thursday morning in the interest ofL ?
the cooperative marketing of cotton^ :
Mr. J. H. 'Cantelou presided and in--H.
troduced. the- speakers, the first being"
Henry S. Johnson ol Aiken, district
agent of the farm demonstration
work. In a very clear and compre
hensive manner Mr. Johnson outlined
the plan of organizing a cooperative
marketing association. All efforts
having failed in the past to organize '
farmers effectively, now an effort is- ?
being made to organize on^ basis of
certain products, cotton in. this in
stance. The organization is fashioned
after the one that has been matte sc*-,
effective in California.
Mr. Johnson was followed by Dr.
D. W. Daniels, professor , of English "
in Clemson" college. The speaker by |
his rapid fire of humor and eloquence- $
at once captivated his hearers and?
then entered upon the discussion "of ?
Iiis' theme, "How to Meet Present Day '
Conditions." The imperative neces- -
sity for cooperation was the central
:hought of the admirable address. Dr._
Daniels urged his hearers to be opti- .
nistic and stop''crying hard times.
Conditions should be met ch?erfully
md with courage. He said the people* .
lave the same or better land in South..
Carolina than they have had; finer
touses, more fine automobiles and
year fine clothes. All that worries- .
he people said Dr. Daniels, is that- , -,
hey have not as much money 'tc*.
pend" on fast living as they had a
ow years ago. In closing he stressed
he great need of every cotton jgrow
r and every land owner who receives
otton in return for rent to join the
ooperative marketing association in
rder that their product may be mar
eted scientifically. . .
Edgefield Baptist Sunday- J?f
ie Sunday school \of the First ?Bap
st church of Edgefield has request
i the different classes to prepare
lort articles, bearing on the great
ibject. and have them published,
eekly. . ,
It falls to the lot of Class No. 1 to .
lake the initial venture, and we
ope and pray that great good will
Class No. 1 is composed of the old- '
r male members of the church,., bj
mich class has been led for a num- -
er of years by the oldest male merdr
er of the church.
Class No. 1 is unanimous in the.
onviction that every member of tile, i i
hurch should be connected in some
ray with the Sunday school. The
tudy of the word of God is one of
he most important duties of manr
nd this study will be more effective.
I undertaken in an organized inan
er, and there can be possibly no
lore appropriate place for this study
han the Sunday school. :
The Sui xy school is the nursery
f the church, and it is the sacred,
uty of parents especially, to see that
heir children attend, and there, can.
e devised no better ' way to reach .
his result than to go with them to
he Sunday school.
Let our motto then be, "Every
iiember of the church a member of
he Sunday school;" and if this very
lesirable result can be reached we
rill find that each generation will be
,n improvement on the* one going be
bre, and the work of the Lord will
ie greatly promoted in our commu
Our lot has been cast in a land of
?bles and churches, and we hope and
?ray that every member of our .
hurch may realize his or her respon
iibiiity to God, the church, the fam
ly and community, and that our Sun
lay school may continue to grow, and
hat the Kingdom of our Lord may $
)e greatly promoted, and to His name
hall be the honor, the glory and
jraise now and forevermore.
CLASS NO. 1.
. "Stop, look, listen," read the wise
nan as he sat in his flivver.
"Those words express the whole
scheme of life. You see a pretty girl,
rou stop, you look, and after you
narry her, you listen!"