Newspaper Page Text
EBGEFIELD, S. C.? WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1921
Miss Wheale Made Instructive
Talk. Egg Hunt Saturday
by High School.
Mr. Charlie Austin was buried here
on Thursday, and the burial was at
tended by many sorrowing friends.
Mr. Austin resided here many years
and he and his family were held in
love and esteem by all. A few years
ago they went to Augusta to make
their home. The cause of his death
was pneumonia, and. he was ill only
a short while. Besides his widow he
leaves two daughters, Misses Magda
lene and Viola Austin, and a sister,
Mrs. Nettie Jacobs. Miss Magdalene
Austin who was in Norfolk, Va., at
the time was wired of the critical ill
ness and subsequent death of her
father, but it is feared that she did
not receive the message as she had
not been heard from when the family
left for Johnston with the body.
Mr. John Hoyt who has been ill
with pneumonia, is now improving.
Miss Dorothy Wheale, a National
W. C. T. U. speaker, who is making
a tour of the state, by visiting each
union, was present at the Baptist
Sunday school, being with the local
W. C. T. U. president, Mrs. T. E.
Denny. She made a most instructive
and impressive talk based upon the
watchword of the W. C. T. U.: "Agi
tate, Educate, Organize." This being
one of the Temperance Sundays,
Anti-cigarette Day, she also spoke on
the haimful effect of the cigarette,
illustrating this by a story that must
have caught the ear of every boy
present. From here she went to Phil
ippi, where she was to make an ad
dress, and will return to Johnston at
an early date to make an address that
will be relative to the work of the
young people, and the organizing of
the Y. P. B.
j Mrs. James H. White entertained
?&e teachers and officers of the Bap
tist Sunday school in a pleasoht man
ner on Friday evening, the time be
ing spent in a way that was not only
entertaining, but most profitable. A
well arranged program was had of
scripture, prayer, songs and a solo
by the hostess. There were talks, fol
lowed by discussions on "The movie
as an educational facttor in the Sun
day school," this to portray the Bi
ble. "The intermediate lessons," and
"The teacher's meeting." During the
latter part of the evening a sweet
course was served.
Judging from the number of reap
ers and binders bought here last
week by the farmers, there must be
a splendid harvest of grain coming
Mr. F. L. Parker, Jr., spent the
week-end here at home. It is always
a pleasure to have him come, and
doubly so, when he furnishes such
sweet music as he did at the Easter
service at the Baptist church.
Mr. and Mrs. Gerard Tarrant of
McCormick are guests in the home of
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Wright.
Miss Edith Black of Columbia has
been visiting Miss Edith Jones.
Mrs. Charlie Brunson of Augusta
visited the family of her brother, Dr.
J. A. Dobey during the past week.
The School Improvement associa
tion had an egg hunt Saturday after
noon on the campus of the High
School, this being to raise some funds
for the benefit of one of the depart-'
ments. The eggs were contributed by
patrons and friends, so there were
many hundreds of them. The admis
sion was only ten cents and was lim
ited to the 6th grade. It seemed that
every child in town really came, and
it was a beautiful sight to see them
as they entered the campus to begin,
the hunt. The fun and pleasures of it
all was so infectious that even the
grown ups wished th?y were not be
yond the age limit. A good sum was
The minstrel that the High School
will present on Friday evening prom
ises to be the most fun provoking
one that has been had here yet. Pre
vious to the minstrel there will be the
Maypole dance and other attractions.
The proceeds all go to the High
Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Clark have
been for a visit to Mr. and Mrs. Eu
gene Kneece at Ridge Spring.
Miss Sallie Dozier is spending this
week in Coulmbia attending "Palma
Johnston, as usual will be well
represented at the State Federation
Women's clubs which is in convention
this week in Columbia, the Jefferson
being headquarters and where all
sessions are being held. The Apollo
Music club will be represented by Mrs
O. D. Black. The New Century club
by Mrs. P. B. Waters and Miss Mal
lie Waters. Mrs. J. H. White, chair
man of library extension of western
district and Miss Zena Payne, state
chairman American citizenship, will
also attend. While in Columbia Mrs.
White will also attend the Tuberculo
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Mitchell of
Leesville were welcome visitors here
Miss Louise Boyd, who is teaching
at Graniteville, spent the week-end
here with friends.
Everyone is delighted to welcome
Mrs. Susie J. Latimer back from
Griffin, Ga., where she has been visit
ing the family of her son, Rev. Leon
News comes that Mr. James Quin
by, Sr., of Graniteville, is now bet
ter, having been critically ill all of
last week, after an operation at the
University Hospital in Augusta. He
has relatives here and many friends
who are happy over his favorable
Miss Antoinette Denny was unable
to attend to school duties during the
entire past week; being quite sick.
Mrs. John Mobley is now up again
after a two we?ks' illness.
Dr. and Mrs. C. P. Corn spent Sun
day at Walhalla with the latter's pa
Miss Mary Walker went over to
Columbia on Monday to participate
in the pleasures of Palmafesta, going
in the capacity as the queen candi
date from Saluda county. She was
accompanied by her mother, Mrs. J.
Mrs. Julian Bland was hostess for
the New-- Century-club on -Tuesday
last with a full meeting. The club
voted to give $10 to the Endowment
fund. The library committee report
ed 17 new books on hand at the libra
ry, 12 of these being for young peo.
pie. The program was occupied with
talks on citizenship by Miss Zena
Payne and Legislation by Mrs. J. H.
White. The hostess made the social
period very pleasant and served
strawberry cream and caramel cake.
Miss Frances Turner entertained
the Bridge club on Thursday after
noon in a manner that made each
one present greatly enjoy the two
hours spent with her. Quantities of
roses gave a pretty touch of color to
the rooms. The top score being held
by Mrs. L. S. Maxwell, she received
a set of hand embroidered handker
chiefs, and Miss Orlena Cartledge
was given the consolation, a little
Easter basket filled with tiny candy
eggs and a rabbit. Mrs. Bettis Bouk
night was presented with the guest
prize, an embroidered guest towel. A
dainty repast was served.
The Wandering Jew in Brazil.
The Baptist Mission Society will
begin the^tudy of Dr. Solomon Gins
burg's autobiography in a series of
four afternoons, beginning Monday
at the pastor's home, when Mrs. Al
len will be hostess.
The book from which the lectures
are taken is "The Wandering Jew in
Brazil," and all the Baptist women
of Edgefield are most cordially invit
ed to attend all four meetings. While
Mrs. Allen who has kindly consent
ed to conduct the class, and the text
book used by her will be as stated
above, it is not expected that all who
come shall have books.
Tuesday afternoon the class will
be entertained at the home of Mrs.
A. E. Padgett; Wednesday with Mrs.
J. L. Mims; Thursday with Mrs. Till
man, president of the Mission society.
Notice to the Farmers.
There will be a meeting next Mon
day night, April 24th in the Edgefield
Court House for those who will have
early potatoes and string beans for
market. It is very important to meet
the growers and to give instructions
about packing and shipping. If you
are interested, be sure to attend.
Don't wait until the time comes to
gather your crop and then seek this
Edgefield Produce Exchange.
Mrs. Boozer Conducted Mis
sion Study Class Last
On Thursday in the Methodist,
church, a very delightful oca&jjp^*
was enjoyed, when Mrs. A. Earle
Boozer, of Columbia, conducted ra
Mission Study class.
The book used was "The King]
and the Nations," and Mrs. Boozer
made a very effective presentation-of
the political, economic and religious
conditions of the mission fields wh?ck-J
had been surveyed by Eric North, the j
author. These countries were Japan, ^
China, India, South America and" ??j
rica. Mrs. Boozer emphasized -?iflf
only the inportance of our making
sacrifices to send the gospel to th^
peoples of these countries, but thafc
we should be interested in the repr?T
sentatives in our American govern^
ment who come in touch with the par
gan countries in their international;
relations, and see to it that our gov
ernment always sets an example of
Christian principal in government
There was a good attendance, and
the Methodist women had very gen
erously invited the officers of the othT
er mission societies to be present, and
all availed themselves of the happy
Rev. G. W. M. Taylor opened the
morning meeting with devotions
stressing the opportunity and respon
sibility of women in service for the
Mrs. T. "H. Rainsford, who has
charge of the Mission study program
for the church, introduced Mrs. Booz
. Just before adjourning at the no??.
hour, Mrs. A. T. Allen of the Baptist
church led in a service of praise.
The lunch was served in the Suni
day school rooms which have recent!
ly become such a helpful addition iq
Immediately after lunch, ; Mrs. P.
M. Feltham, of the Episcopal church j
mission study, .conducted the &?v>?.
tional service, and the study class was
continued, taking up the chapters on
Mahommedanism and the remaining
Mrs. Boozer was the guest of Mrs.
T. H. Rainsford while in Edgefield,
her home being in Columbia.
At the close of the afternoon ses
sion Mrs. Tillman gave a most gra
cious expression of appreciation to
the Methodist Mission Society for
their hospitality and according so
many the privilege of being present
and also thanked Mrs. Boozer for
her very beneficial and uplifting ex
position of the book, The King
dom and the Nations.
Dixie Chapter Reorganized.
Monday afternoon a goodly num
ber of lasses between the ages of 14
to 18 met at the home of Mrs. B. B.
Jones to organize the Dixie chapter,
an auxiliary of the U. D. C. Soon af
ter the meeting was called to order
a permanent organization was effect
ed by the election of the following of
ficers: Miss Elizabeth Lott, president;
Miss Isabelle Byrd, vice-president;
Miss Leila Bland Tompkins, secre
tary; Miss Ann Lawton, treasurer;
Miss Gladys Lawton, historian; Miss
May Rives, corresponding secretary;
Miss Mary Lyon, current events. The
music committee consists of Miss
Eleanor Mims, Miss May Rives and
Miss Mary Marsh.
Misses Isabelle Byrd, Ann Lawton,
Elizabeth Lott, Leila Bland Tomp
kins, May Rives and Eleanor Mims
were appointed ushers for Memorial
Day exercises and Misses Hammie
Scurry, Mary Marsh, Mary Lyon and
Elizabeth Ouzts were appointed col.
The necessary standing committees
will be appointed at a subsequent
meeting. The regular meetings will
be held the afternoon of the first
Monday in each month. At the con
clusion of the business session Mrs.
Jones served delicious punch and
I herewith anounce that I am a
candidate for the place on the Board
of Public Works of the town of Edge
field made vacant by the recent re
signation of Mr. L. T. May and solicit
the support of the people of the town.
W. J. DUNCAN.
Business will come back if you will
go after it in a FORD.-Yonce Motor
Miss Florence Mims Give?
Some Effects of School
^Tonight, several of the facultj
jiome from the East and some fror
the west, were discussing schools, a
m is. someitmes our habit, and cora
[paring those of the south-east wit
-those of this part of the country.
!.. My ideas of education are para
tfoxical, and while admiring the ide
?f knowledge, I condemn the system
frf imparting it, even as Dickens did
;?ar be it from me however, to thin]
that my pen would ever shape sud
thoughts on paper as did his. Then
?re reformers in all ages, but so fe*
pf them leave their statues in Hall
of Fame, so few are quoted years af
?jfer their death, as authorities, and s<
few are recognized by their contem
poraries as successful revolutionists
that I fear to cast my lot with them
but rather choose to make no preten
sions and to write as one who know;
little, but thinks much and feel:
; My remarks may be a combinatioi
pf mud and gold, mostly mud, whicl
latter part will crumble away. Th<
former will only be a minor re-echo
ing of what other people may hav<
?i Though my ideas of education are
so far as I am conscious of them, ori
ginal, it is with no malice afore
thought, no premeditated judgmenl
born of prejudice, that I write, bul
rather with an understanding thal
wishes to be constructive.
. As I look back upon the seven lear
years of my early school life, and the
seven lean years that followed them,
??marvel at the blind faith and the
large-eyed wonder which I felt to
ward my teachers. Their desks were
^Tt. Olympus, and they were gods or
goddesses reigning there. I was only
a mortal, and as such, keenly felt
my inferiority. But I was not infe
tiyjz; and. I .should-,have taken no such
I may be inferior now, for I am
grown,- and may have fallen far short
of accomplishing at my age what
they did at theirs. But a chlid is nev
er inferior. He is not ignorant, be
cause knowledge is not expected of
him. He is not of lesser importance,
he is just a child. He does not take
his place as an inferior or a superior
until he has tried himself in the great
vAnd these remarks bring me to my
first point. Education tended to make
me, and does still tend, I think, to
make the student depreciate himself.
I read the life of Joan of Arc; I
heard of great singers; I was told of
great inventors and learned long pas
sages from poetry, but I was never
told that I or the little freckle faced
boy who sat beside me, might some
day do what these people had done.
Like the teacher, they lived on Mt.
Olympus, and I was a thing apart,
who trembled and obeyed because in
scholastic things, the teacher was in
My idea is here that the student
should early learn that he has pos
sibilities however much he may have
them hidden under a bushel.
I often think of how Caruso was
laughed at in the early days of his
singing career, because people under
estimated his abilities, and how he
proved himself great in spite of it.
Lest I wander too far afield, I must
say again that the student early
learns self-depreciation, and through
the long after years strives again for
that which was his birthright, deep,
abiding self-respect, and self-confi
I should be fool hardy to, recount
these things only as a sort of auto
biography, and I would take another
person as an example did I know any
other child heart half so well as I
knew my own. My idea is this, that
having self confidence and trust of
our innate good judgment stifled in
us, the student early lacks initiative,
and without initiative he can never
hope to succeed in the world. It is the
relation of these early impressions to
his after life that I am interested in.
The first school experiences are at
once an environment and a heredi
tary influence, for the man inherits,
so to speak, these weaknesses instill
ed into him at the age of ten and
eleven and twelve, perhaps, and later,
too, as well.
And my second accusation is that
the school as I know it, and more es
pecially knew it, fosters fear, thj
thing which I must call a dragon, f <
the better name, green-eyed monste
had been appiled to jealousy. I lean
ed a beautiful poem about "fringe
gentians" because I was afraid ni
to, and now when I can sometimes s
alone in my room unannoyed by tr,
ringing of a school bell, unconscioi
that there is such a thing as a marl
and with no stern eye gazing at m<
waiting for me to repeat the nej
line exactly, I can read the poem an
enjoy it. and I know that it is beaut
While still a child in the grades c
in High School, or even college, I di
not know it was beautiful, I onl
knew that I had been commanded t
learn it, that the ten commandment
of the Bible had had one scholasti
law added, the harsh and unlovel
There were no seven fat years io
lowing the first seven lean ones, onl
summers in which I forgot some o
the fear and the self-depreciatior
However September rolled quick!
around again and I again yoked my
self with text books and did not kno\
that beyond these "mountains o
wearisome height" there were "brool
gladdening meadows ahead." My lip
said "two and two are four," and rn;
heart said "I am afraid," and again,
said that the word happy, was ai
adjective, and my heart said, "wha
terrible thing will happen to me if
make a mistake?"So it would hav<
come to pass that if the room ha<
furnished itself with all the terror;
of my imagination, there would hav<
been two edged swords hanging 01
the walls instead of pictures, an<
tongues of flame leaping through th<
windows instead of breezes.
The rooms were well enough ven
ti lated. Our physical and mental wei
being was looked after, but I turnee
hot and cold at unexpected times re
gardless of the temperature inside ol
the school room or out. One shoulc
not learn fear,, he should rather be
taught to Widerstand thsl'ialt ?jj??
work together for good for those''whe
try, and even those who don't will
not absolutely be shot at sunrise.
There have been cases of pardoning.
My last thought is that modern
education tends toward hatred of au
thority on the part of the student.
There is such a thing as understand
ing authority, and working with it
and not in spite of it, or against it.
But the student doesn't know that.
I once heard one of my teachers at
college say, "When I meet a student
a barbed wire fence goes up between
us." The point was this: The teacher
possessed authority. The student
didn't, and the student had no reason
to believe that that authority would
be exercised with kindness and sym
pathy. Kindness and sympathy! I had
forgotten that those two words could
come into such a discourse as this. I
have left certain classes when a stu
dent, with tears in my eyes. I thought
then that it was a terrible thing, and
it was. There could have been few
worse things, but I have resolved
that all that I failed to enjoy shall be
meted out ten times over in every
sort of joy and pleasure and kind un
derstanding that I can give a stu
dent, that my studio shall be a haven
of refuge for the oppressed, a place
or rest for all that labor and that are
My authority, now that I can exer
cise it, fosters, I hope, no hatred of
itself, no fear and no self-deprecia
tion on the part of those who are sub
ject to it.
You doubtless think that I have
had an evil dream and are glad to see
signs of my awakening from its spell.
My peculiar conclusion to it all is
that the students here are little con
cerned with hatred of authority, they
rather utterly disregard it, though
not rudely or disrespectfully. They
are not afraid, for they are as free
as the coyotes that roam the plains,
and they do not depreciate them
selves, but rather have a wholesome
self respect that in some it amounts
to decided self-appreciation.
This all comes of the school sys
tem, which is almost as extreme in its
leniency as the Southern systems I
mentioned above were extreme in
the rigidity of discipline. They are
both at fault. Where is that mystic
borderland that lies betwen the one
extreme and the other? Perhaps
somewhere in Arkansas or Missouri.
But I have no reason to believe that
RED OAK GROVE.
Sunday School Third Sunday.
Death of Mr. John Rob
ertson. Easter Exer
cises at Church.
We have no Sunday school at Red'.
Oak Grove on the third Sunday..Have
two sermons each month, on fourth
Saturday afternoon and the follow
ing Sunday morning, by the pastor,.
Rev. T. E. Seago.
Flat Rock Sunday school has:
adopted the graded literature and.
finds it very helpful. Since using the
Bible references, we find the juniors
are becoming more familiar with the
books in the Bible, which enables
them to locate the references more
readily, and at the same time get
proper conception of the Bible story
from which the lesson is taken. Tha*
junior quarterlies are very attractive
ly arranged and seem to have a draw
ing fascination for the pupils.
The W. M. Society has two active
and growing circles. Number 1 has
as secretary, Miss L. E. Parkman, the
meetings are well attended and in
terest increasing, assured by an oc
casional subscription to Royal Ser
The death of Mr. John Robertson
on the 16th cast a gloom over our
community. He had won for himself
many friends here by his cheerful
ness and patience during his long,
illness. Had he lived until the 22nd,.
he would have reached his seventy
fifth year. He has left to mourn his
departure quite a large family con
nection, and here as well as elsewhere
many friends who admired and es
teemed him ipr his refined and gen
tle manne" ^ur heart goes out to the
bereaved unes, and especilaly to his
daughter, Mrs. D. C. Bussey, in whose -
home he lingered and suffered so
long. "All that loving hands could do,
'and aid of medical sk^ll was done. We .
loved him.; but ?Tk>d. hadvneeor/of his.- .*
prosence ^h?r?," that heaven might "^cV :
-made sweeter and more to be sought,
by those to follow.
Rev. J. M. Edwards from Johnston,
came over Sunday and preached at.
There was quite an attractive and'
interesting Easter exercise rendered
just before the sermon by several lit
tle girls, which made the service that
followed very impressive. The exer
cise under Miss Mattie Stalnaker was
highly complimented as being vary
pretty and attractive, the Easter idea .,
and symbol being impressive.
The Flat Rock school closes on the
fifth of May. It is with regret we
part with our good neighbors and.
friends, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Bussey,.
as they return to their home at Parks
Miss Cornelia Bussey leaves on the
24th for Orangeburg to be present at
the commencement of 0. H. S. and.
will be the guest of her brother, Mr.
Tom Bussey, who is a junior student
Misses Kathleen Kenrick and L. E.
Parkman and Mr. Frank Kenrick
were delightfully entertained in the
home of Miss Lullie Timmerman last
week-end in honor of the former's,
Little Mary and Master Davis May
Bussey are on the sick list this week
April 17th, 1922.
We have FORDS we sell you from
$50.00 up to $733.41 and can give
you terms if desired. See us if you
want a FORD.-Yon ce Motor Co.
Chero Cola is a pure and whole
some drink, always refreshing with
out leaving any injurious effects upon
CHERO COLA BOTTLING CO.
those mid-central states partake any
more of the virtues of each system
than of the vices of each.
I would not modify anything that I
have said. If I did anything, I would
rather intensify my statements, for
they are true. I only hope that some
day the word education may be sy
nonomous with the words joy, happi
ness, pleasure, inspiration, and that
fear and hatred of authority and
self-depreciation may have no place
Tonkawa, Oklahoma. j
April, 1922. j