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EDG?FIELD, S. C.ijWEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 1922
League of Women Voters Or
ganized. Boxing Bout at
High School. Piggly
A League of Women Voters was
organized here on Thursday after
noon, this being effected by the com
ing of Mrs. Williams of Greenwood,
State organizer, who made a very
convincing and forceful talk, urging
the women to be up and doing. An
other speaker was Mrs. W. L. Duno
vant, of Edgefield, who in her own
inimitable way told why it was so
important that women should so or
ganize themselves, and both speakers
told of what leagues over the state
were accomplishing. Mrs. P. N. Lott
was elected chairman; Mrs. J. H.
White, vice-chairman; Mrs. P .B.
Waters, corresponding secretary;
Mrs. W. C. Connerly, recording sec
retary and Mrs. G. R. Jones, treas
urer. For some time many of the
women of the town have been want
ing to organize, now that they have
the ballot given them, and it is their
intention to% do what they can for
the general good of the town, first,
by being good citizens. There are
some things that from this angle of
vision, can and shoulcTbe made bet
ter, and "where there'is a woman,
there is a way," and ere long, the
masculine persuasion are going to be
seeing things from a changed angle
Mrs. Walter Hendrix of Leesville
has been for a short visit to relatives.
A big boxing bout was had here
one evening of the past week, at the
high school. This was arranged for
the benefit of the base ball team of
the higlTschool, and there was a good
attendance, there being a number
present besides the high school at
tendance, and $15 was made. Mr.
Joe Cox acted as referee and Thomas
Hoyt, Jr., as timekeeper. The box
t ers were : Perry Herlon? and Char
lie Davis, Wheeler Rhoden and Her
bert Ergle, Butler Derrick and Da
vis Lewis, William Lott and Victor
Johnson. There seems to be a good
school spirit manifested on the part
of the pupils and the high school pu
pils are now arranging a minstrel for
the benefit of the school. They have
secured a coacher and the parts have
been assigned and they hope to give
this affair at a very early date.
Mr. Claud Hart has opened up a
"Piggly Wiggly" store, and Saturday,
his opening day saw a large crowd, '
going through the newness of waiting I
on themselves, in a store. The chief .
idea of such a store is that articles 1
can be sold a bit cheaper, as there 1
is no expense in the management of 1
Mrs. Jim Price was buried at Beth- 1
lehem on Saturday afternoon, and <
her death is a very sad one, as she '
leaves little children to miss a moth- '
er's love fand care. u Mrs. Price was '
Miss Bledsoe before" her marriage 1
about eight years ago, and she and 1
her husband resided here a few <
years but were living near town at '
the time of her death. Mrs. Price was
a gentle Christian woman, and leaves 1
many loved ones to mourn her.
Mr. and Mrs. Pope Perry and 1
family moved last week near town to 1
the place of Mr. W. P. Cassells.
Miss Louise Boyd who is teaching 1
at Graniteville spent the week-end <
here in the home of Mrs. Bessie Bean.
Miss Fannie Pruitt has been quite
sick for the past two weeks and Mrs.
W. E. LaGrone is supplying for her. ,
It seems natural to have? Mrs. La- ]
Grone here in the class room as pre
vious to her marriage she taught .
three years here. ?
Mrs. J. W. Mish will go to Virgin- ,
ia soon to spend the summer and her .
friends regret to see her go for so
long a time.
Mrs. Earl Smith and children and ;
Mrs. Garlin?ton have gone to New- ;
berry to visit relatives.
Mr. Burrell Boatwright was expect- '
ed home on Sunday from the Colum- '
bia Hospital, but on friday he did
not seem as well as he had been, so 1
he decided to remain a while longer. ?'
Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Scott and chil- 1
dren and Mrs. Haltiwanger, the lat
ter's mother, spent Sunday here with '
Miss Mallie Waters. Everyone was ?
delighted to see them, for they have
many warm friends here.
Mr. Watson Nickerson, who is now
traveling in North Carolina, spent the*' i
week-end here with his wife who i?
staying with Mrs. Fannie Nickerson
Little Natalie Compton who hai
been recuperating from an attack oj
typhoid fever at the home of hei
grandmother, Mrs. Mobley of Colum
bia, is now at home, and at school.
' Mrs. Taylor Goodwyn of Green
wood is the guest of relatives.
Mr. John Hoyt, who has been ii
with pneumonia at the home of his
brother, Mr. T. R. Hoyt, is now bet
Mr. Thrailkill and family have
moved to a farm near town.
Miss Tisdale of McCall is the cuest
of Miss Mary Waters and is the re
cipient of some very pleasant social
affairs. On Wednesday^afternoon hei
hostess entertained with a very pleas
ant rook party, and all hacLthe pleas
ure of meeting the honoree. After the
game the honoree was presented with
a lovely camisole and Mrs. Earl
Smith received the top score prize,
a set of guest towels. A salad course
was served after music. -
During the week Miss Tisdale was
again honored with an afternoon par
ty given by Mrs. Hu,v?t Waters, which
was a lovely affair and Mrs. Earl
Smith entertained with a dinner par
ty in her honor.
'Mrs. James Tompkins entertained
the bridge club in a very happy man
ner oh Thursday afternoon, and the
members greatly enjoyed being in
the home of this cordial hostess. Mrs.
C. P. Corn received the score prize,
and after th? game an elaborate re
past wes served.
The Emily Geiger chapter held a
largely attended meeting on Monday
with Mrs. Alice Cox. The chief dis
cussions were of the State D. A. R.
School and South Carolina room at
Memorial Continental Hall, Washing
ton, the chapter's part, per capita
being $15. The room will be fitted up
at a cost of $1,000. The subject of
the program was Historic Spots and
Cloud's Creek Massacre was one of
the topics for discussion. This spot
is located between Red Bank and Mt;
Willing, near here and on this spot
22 of our men were brutally murder
ed by a party under Cunnnigham.
There is no stone here to mark these
graves, save one, erected over the
grave of James Butler who with
his son met such a fate. The chapter
will secure a government marker and
nave placed on this historic spot. The
hostess made the social half hour very
pleasant, serving a two course repast.
Miss Margaret Helen Payne cele
brated her sixth birthday on Monday,
giving much pleasure to those whom
die invited for . the spend-the-day
party, these being several of her lit
tle cousins and neighborhood play
nates. The morning was spent in
playing and then they were invited
n to a most tempting dinner. The
:enterpiece of the table was a large
sirthday cake.with six pink candles
ind other decorations of the Easter
?eason with bunnies and chicks. A
place card with bunnies on each,
narked the places. The last course
jf the delicious dinner was ice cream
md on each dish stood a pink bunny.
The entire day was.a happy one to
Mr. Fred Parker, accompanied by
;wo of his University friends, spent
the week here. In a few weeks these
visitors contemplate visiting Mr. Par
ker again and will give an organ re
We are having some pretty weath
er now. The farmers are plowing and
planting a. little.
The friends and relatives of Miss
Doll Shaw are glad to see her improv
ing. She has been very sick the past
week. She was visiting Miss Mattie
Williams when she was taken.
Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Padgett of
Edgefield and Mrs. M. 0. Glover and
family of North Augusta and Mrs.
Mattie Roper and family were visi
tors in the home of Mr. R. W. Glover
The men of this community enjoy
ed a fish fry and stew at Mill Creek
Saturday night. They had plenty of
fish which they caught themselves.
Mr. Sterling Gardner carried Miss
es Emmie Mae and Helen Gardner to
Miss Matie Williams was also in
Dr. and Mrs. J. T. Reese spent Sun
day with relatives in Augusta.
Mrs. Richard Williams Ad-'
dresses Edgefield Au- .
Mrs. Richard Williams, 'of 'Green
woo d,Sta te Chairman of the League
of Women Voters, made a splendid
address to a representative body of
women, who gathered, at the home of '
Mrs. J. L. Mims on Friday afternoon
of last week, the threatening weath
er deterring many more who ' had
planned to be present . j,
y Mrs. P. M. Feltham, Edgefield
county chairman, presided, asking
Mrs. J. L. Mims to open the mea
with prayer. The beautiful prayoKj
was for women especially that they
might'not fail nor falter where duty j
Mrs. Thomas H. Rainsford's BiN*
lessons were splendidly illustr* " *
each mighty truth selected bu
on great issues of today. " ^v3?fl
Mrs. Feltham announced that 3&fe/<
W. L. Dunovant, Sr., was to intrd
duce the distinguished speaker, Mrs.
Williams ,and that this was most ap
propriate for Mrs. Dunovant is a state
officer of the league, her ' work as
Publicity Chairman with Her. Sunday
column in The t?tate ;being a reason
for pride here in her home town. Her
work is referred to as being, indeed
brilliant, . and is creating interest
throughout the state.
Mrs. Feltham said that Edgefield
claimed both of these s?ate officers,
for Mrs. Wliliams, who was Miss An
nie Gaines, is a member of one of
the county's prominent families,. a
family known for splendid mental at
Mrs. Dunovant was urged by Mrs.
Williams to give some of the'argu
nfents she has been using on their
itineraries, and, as usual, Mrs. Duno
vant was a convincing talker.
Mrs. Williams responded to Mrs.
Dunovant's, introduction with an able
address, taking up vital subjects and
presenting their relations to our in
The state chairman is perfectly/,
conversant with political issues,':?s'Cw[
easy) graceful speaker and an' ideal |
leader in the great cause espoused^
Edgefield is, indeed, proud to claim
Mrs. Mamie N. Tillman had charge
of the question box, in which each
one present was requested to put a
query. Much valuable information
The final number of the program
was "America," sung by the ' audi
Mrs. Hugh Mitchell and Miss Gene
vieve Norris presided over the deli
cious fruit punch which was served
fi om flower laden tables in the spa
cious hall and living room.
Way Cross News.
We are having beautiful weather
now, and everybody has begun work
We-all sympathize with Mrs. M. B.
Hamilton in the death of her mother,
Mrs. Henry Green.
Miss Grace Ouzts gave a party at
the home of her brother, Mr. J. P.
Ouzts Friday night. Supper was serv
ed, and the dance and music were
very much enjoyed by the young peo
Misses Addie Blocker, Effie Fox
an dMattie Ransom visited Miss Fran
ces DeVore last Saturday.
Miss Myrtle Hamilton has been ai
home from Atlanta, having been call
ed here on account of the illness and
death of her grandmother.
Mrs. J .E. Ouzts and children visit
ed Mrs. N. L. Ransom Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Timmerman vis
ited Mr. and Mrs. W. M\ Ransom
Miss Nell Bryan and her friend,
Miss Smith, spent last Saturday and
Sunday with her mother, Mrs. Sallie
Mr. Broadus Bledsoe and Miss
Grace Ouzts visited Miss Effie Fox
Our faithful old colored woman,
"Aunt" Elvira Gray passed away last
Monday. She will be greatly missed
by the white people ai well as the
I respectfully announce myself
as a candidate for Mayor of your
town in the coming election and so
licit the votes of the poeple.
W. W. ADAMS.
'Mis? Florence Mims Send:
Some Real Indian News
s Knowing my weakness for all Ii
dian lore, one of my friends hei
handed me the other day a copy ot
Southern Oklahoma paper, the Car
ton Record. In it was a column o
Arapaho Indian news written by Ir
? I had never seen anything in eui
rent print before which seemed s
typically true of them. The item
,were both interesting and amusin
and instructive, as regards India;
names. I shall quote a part of the col
"Word was received last week tha
Going-up-Hill is married to Yellow
ftair of Left Hands."
"Walking Bird made a flying tri]
to W?tonga last Thursday:"
"Black White Man of Calerme
married to Mrs. Black Bear both o:
"Charles ' Cedar Tree of Watongj
.have gone back home which he havi
been with us for the past month."
"Chief Little Byrd of Segar Agen
cy is married to Miss Thunder oi
Geary last week."
"Sleeping Wolf is camping al
Woodward stock yards."
"Crazy Old Man.will leave for Wy
oming Wednesday morning."
"Heap-of-Crows will hold hand
games at this place this week."
Several other names mentioned
were "White Hat," "Mr. and Mrs.
Spotted Horse," "Howling Wolf,"
and "Young Bear."
I don't know why the news was not
corrected as far as sentence con
struction was concerned, before be
ing printed. Perhaps the pride of the
Indians prevent it.
?vAll of the Oklahoma Indians do
not have the name of some animal.
Two well known and prosperous In
dians .near ' here are named Frank
Mason and George Miles.
The other'day on the street corner,
I saw a rather nice looking young In
dian woman with a papoose all bun
ded up in her arms. I stopped and
admired it, and asked her its name.
The glance pf withering scorn she
gave .me might have been- a rebuke if
I had chosen to take it so, especially
if my intention had been mere in
quisitiveness. However, I was inter
ested and waited to see if she would
talk to me. Finally, in a most grudg
ing way, she said the baby's name
was Delphine. At least that was what
I understood. She made no effort to
talk plainly. I thought the name more
characteristic of a Greek maiden
than an Indian.
The Indian is certainly not a social
being. As you pass them on the street
their black eyes give no evidence of
seeing you at' all, and whatever their
emotion is, they do not betray it.
Their faces are masks behind which
they live, and even if they ever un
mask, it is among their own tribes
and with their own peoule.
Some days ago, I met an old In
dian woman on the street dressed in
flashy colors, mostly red. Her entire
face was covered with red paint. To
ber that was good taste, and little
she cared about what anyone else
thought. That is the main thing I
have noticed about the Indian, their
sublime disregard of what any white
person thinks or does.
To her, red paint was an element
of beauty, and the larger the quanti
ty the more striking the appearance.
Tne savage learns moderation and
temperance from civilization.
Sometimes one is surprised by in
dividuals that seem different from
the rest. For instance, the other day
I walked in a store, and an Indian
with long braids had preceded me.
He turned to the clerk and to my sur
prise, said in perfect English, "Wait
on the lady first."
In cold weather, they seem to hi
bernate. It is on warm days, when
they bask in the sunshine, sitting in
groups on the street corners. In the
hot days of September, a group of
them, brilliantly costumed blended
with the sun warmed buildings like a
piece of woven tapestry.
They always look so stolid and sat
isfied, so placid and unintelligent
that I can not quite sympathize with
them as the so called vanishing race.
I am afraid that their pride is the ?
kind that goes before destruction for i
them for the reason that they are not
intelligently, but blindly, .haughty.
iL they are arrogant over their
race u. tory, I fear their knowledge
of the Indian past is very shallow. If
they are conceited over the prowess
of their forefathers, they do not
strive to live up to it now. If they are
self appreciative on account of their
genealogy, they are not continuing
to build on the achievements of* the
Those who dwell too much upon the
past become fossilized. Those who
live too much in the" future become
dreamers for 'the sake of dreams.
Remembering the past for its ex
periences and judging the future by
the past, they should develop their
race, but their highest ambition was
war, a destructive thing. War has
gone out of style, and they are not
suited to constructive arts.
Messrs. Pierce Ouzts, S. T. Strom;
J. C. Timmerman and Rufus Johnson
went to Greenwood Tuesday on busi
We are glad to welcome Mr. and
Mrs. W. L. Mellichamp ' and family
back to this section from Cleora,
where Mr. MelHchamp has been
Mr. and Mrs. Will Jackson and
family were pleasant callers in the
home of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Strom on
last Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. S. T. Strom spent
Thursday with Mr. and Mrs. B. L."
Miss Cecyle Mae and Lucile Strom
spent Thursday with their grand
mother, Mrs. R. T. Strom.
Mr. James Lindler and Miss Sophia
Sue Parkman were pleasant visitors
in the home of Miss Lucile Strom last
Sunday. ' /
Mr. and Mrs. Homer Ouzts and lit
tle son, Marshal; were>visitors in the :
home of Mr. and Mrs. W. P. John-. '
this section Sunday. ^ 1
Messrs William, Floyd and Law- 1
renee Quattlebaum were visitors in '
the section Sunday.
Miss Evelyn Johnson's school, clos- .
ed last Friday. We are glad to wei- .
come her back to our community.
Mr. J. F. Gettys of Charleston was ;
visiting in this section Sunday. .
Mrs. E. L. Strom spent a few days ]
last week in Edgefield with her sis- (
ter, Mrs. Will Jackson.
Mr. and Mrs. D.'B. Johnson, Mrs. 1
Sallie Jester of Greenwood, Mrs. 1
Marion Parkman of Pleasant Lane, ]
Mrs. W. D. McLure and Mrs. Bill Mc- <
Dowell of Kirksey were spend the ?
day guests of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde 1
Hall on Sunday. 1
Mr. and Mrs. Homer Ouzts were
callers in the home of Mr. and Mrs. !
S. T. Strom last Friday night. 1
Messrs W. P. Johnson, Rufus John- \
son and F. P. Johnson motored to j
Ninety Six Monday.
Mrs. Lula Ouzts and daughter, (
Miss Nelle spent last Sunday with (
Mr. and Mrs. Homer Ouzts. . (
.Messrs Rufus Johnson and Wyatt <
McDowell spent Saturday night with 1
the former's sister, Mrs. Tom Jones, i
Mr. Milton Johnson and Miss Vel- 1
ma Cogburn were pleasant visitors in ]
the home of Mrs. W. D. McLure one
night last week. :
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Hamilton motor- i
sd to Greenwood Saturday.
Miss Mary Emma Johnson spent -
Sunday with Miss Lucile Strom. J
Mrs. Marion Parkman spent last ^
week in Columbia with her daughter,
Mrs. Tom Butler. 3
Miss Velma Cogburn ' spent last ,
week-end with her home folks.
Miss Gladys Padgett Enter
tains for Mrs. Norwood
One of the pretty morning parties ]
>f last week was that given by Miss j
Gladys Padgett for Mrs. Norwood j
Cleveland, who is a beloved guest in j
1er old home.
Two tables of players enjoyed the ?
marry games, all cutting for the sou- (
venir, which was captured by the <
honored guest. ?
A delicious luncheon was served ?
after the cards were laid aside, con
cluding the deilghtful morning. i
W. C. T. U. Meeting Held
Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock the
April meeting of the W. C. T. U. was:
held with Mrs. J. C. Hughes, The af-,
ternoon was beautiful and all nature
and every condition united to make
the occasion a pleasant and profitable
The parlor-was filled with women
and-some young people who had
come to assist in the entertainment
of the meeting.
The devotions were conducted by
Mrs. E. J. Norris, who read the chap
ter giving the account of the man on
the way to Jericho who fell among
thieves, and in connection with the
Bible reading gavera leaflet compar
ing the thieves of those days with
the evil influences' of today, vices
which lie in wait for our young peo
ple, especially the temptation to
strong drink. The Crusade Hymn and
the White Ribbon Rally song was
sung and prayer was led by Mrs.
A group of piano solos given by '
Miss Carrie Louise Cheatham, for
which she was'ueartily applauded and
congratulated on her accurate and
Mrs. W. B. Cogburn gave a gen
eral outline of conditions since the
advent of national prohibition, show
ing the decrease in drunkenness and
crimes attending strong drink, the>
decrease in the inmates of workhous
es and institutions which have been
formerly taken care of .by charity,
which now only have a negligible
number of dependents. The past year
has been the healthiest on record,
and other encouraging statistics have
Glimpses in one minute talks of
the Workers' Council in Columbia, .
March 22 and 23 were give)i by five
members who attended, Mrs. W. L.
Dunovant giving a breezy view of the
general impression of one day, mak
ing ,the great women who were pres
ent, and their high purpose the key- .
note. ? " T ' ' ?????
Mrs. T.' H. R?insf?rd spoke of the '
courteous entertainment and helpful
ness of the Travellers' Aid when she .
reached the station in Columbia and
their phoning for information as to
the place of meeting, this being, an
introduction to the hospitality await
ing at the church. Mrs. Rainsford
spoke of the hospitality of Dr. and
Mrs. Burts and their lovely home,,
and of the abundant and delightful
luncheon at the church, and the evi
dence of welcome everywhere.
Mrs. W. B. Cogburn was impressed
?vith Mrs. Lula Loveland Sheppard, .
tvho was in Columbia under the aus
pices of the National Reform Asso
ciation, speaking against Mormonism.
Mrs. Sheppard has been for years a
national lecturer for the Woman's
Christian Temperance Union.
Mrs. Mamie N. Tillman explained
some of the plans for the budget sys
tem as discussed in the council and
if the fact that Mrs. Chas. P. Robin
son, state treasurer, had been the
moving spirit of the council.
Mrs". J. L. Mims spoke of Mr. Bow
m's address, the South Carolina Fed
eral Prohibition commissioner, and
jf some of the ways he had designat
?d by which the women could aid in
the enforcement of the law. One way
ivas to enlist the. newspapers, another
;o' notify the federal officers of the. '
places where liquor is being sold.
Miss Sarah Hughes, who has al
ready become known as a good musi
cian, gave a beautiful piano solo.
A citizenship study on the 18th
Amendment was given by Mrs. Till
man, asking questions and discussing
It was announced that the next .
meeting would take place at the
Methodist church, and also that Miss
Wheale, a national le'cturer would
risit Edgefield about the middle of
kpril. . j
April 23rd was announced as Tem
perance Day in the Sunday schools,
ind the enlistment of new members
jy the trio teams will end in the en
;ertainment of the team gaining the .
most members. All the membership,
lew and old will be invited.
At the .close of the meeting, the
Fear Books for 1922 were distribut
?d and Mrs. Hughes, assisted by Miss
3arah Hughes and Elizabeth Tim
merman, served block cream and
The meeting was closed by sing
ing "We All Belong," and prayer.