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EBGEFIELD, S. C.? WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1921
School League Does Good
Work. Mothers' Day Will
be Observed Next
The league for the improvement of
the High School has done a good w?rk
during the year. At the last meeting
it was reported that the Science room
had been fitted up at a cost of $101.
54, the league raising the funds. Du
ring the summer the leagues hopes to
keep busy and make a good amount
to turn over for the use of the school.
It was-discussed having a May Day
fete, getting all of the patrons and
the friends together with the view of
arousing enthusiasm in the/money
Mothers' Day will be observed on
Sunday afc all the churches and beau
tiful exercises are being arranged. At
the .Baptist church there will be no
preaching and the special exercises
will be in the auditorium. At all the
churches, the request was made that
the white flower be" worn in memory
of mother, and the red flower for the
Cupid'is a most wily little god,
and his pranks often bring about
many pleasant surprises. That he had
been at work was evidenced by the
.surprise marriage of Saturday morn
. ing, his two victims being Miss Ruby
Witt and Mr. Stanton N. Lott. This
happy event took place at the Baptist
parsonage, Rev. W. S. Brooke per
forming the ceremony. Later the
young couple left in their car for a
> short honeymoon. The bride is the
eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul
D. Witt and is a very pretty young
woman. The groom is principal of the
Johnston High school and ranks with
the leading instructors of the state.
He is an honor graduate of South
'Carolina University. The best of good
wishes and congratulations are for
;;'X. Mr. and Mrs. Mardon. Sho?ea
moved to the Stirnen residence.
[si, Mrs. W. J. Hatcher went to Aiken
last Tuesday to attend a Missionary
Mr. Billie Walton had the misfor
tune to fall one day of the past week,
and broke three of his ribs. He has
been suffering from his injuries, but
is more comfortable now.
Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Watson and
Miss Louise Watson attended the spe
cial service at Sardis church on Sun
Miss Dorothy Williams is filling the
place of Miss Fannie Pruitt as teach
er at the High School here, the latter
being ill at the University Hosptal.
Miss Milliams is well known here, hav
ing graduated from the High School,
and following this she graduated at
The Jones residence on corner of
Mims and Church streets, has been
remodeled on the inside and is being
occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Will Adams
Mrs. Youmans has gone to Fairfax
after a visit to her daughter, Mrs.
Joe Cox. . t
The senior and junior reception
which was field Friday evening in the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Will Rhoden,
was a very pleasant affair, and
brought much happiness to all the
young folk. The piazzas were illu
mined with Japanese lanterns and
many cosy seats were arranged, and
the summer evening made this a fav
orite spot. Progressive conversation,
was enjoyed and ices and cake were
served during the evening.
Judge and Mrs. William Swaney o:f
Chattanooga, Tenn., spent the week
end with their daughter, Mrs. Betti;;
The meeting of the League of Wo
men Voters was held Wednesday, in
the home of Mrs. J. H. White, Mrs.
P. N. Lott, president, in the chair.
Their chief matter discussed, was the
soliciting of members. A circular,
stating what the League stands for,
is to be printed, and will be placed
in every home. Committees will be ap
pointed to frame a constitution, and
for other matters. It was decided to
hold the meetings on the first Wed
A most delightful meeting of the
Apollo Music club was held recently
with Mrs. O. D. Black, the business
being conducted by Miss Antoinette
Denny. A full and comprehensive re
port of the recent State Federation
held in Columbia was told Mrs. Black
who^went as a delegate from the
club. She outlined the objectives of
the music clubs, "and told of the state
prize offered for the best article an a
South Carolina musician. This prize
was offered that there might be some
research work as to what South Caro
lina has done in music. The program
for the afternoon was on Ballads and
Serenades, and was of selections of
voice and piano. The social half hour
was very pleasant and all enjoyed an
elaborate salad course.
The Johnston High School will close
on Friday 26th, and on that evening
the .music recital will be had; the
baccalaureate sermon will be preach
ed on Sunday morning in the school
auditorium and on Monday evening
the graduating exercises will- take
iMrs. F. S. Williams was hostess
for vthe Emily Geiger chapter, D. A. R.
on Monday afternoon and at the busi
ness hour, conducted by Miss Zena
Payne, good reports were heard from
each officer. Several matters were dis
cussed, that were of interest to the
chapter. An interesting feature of
the meeting was the report of the
National D. 9A. R. Congress which was
held in Memorial Continental Hall,
Washington, this being given by
Miss Frances Turner. A point of es
pecial interest to the chapter was. her
description of the rooms of the dif-!
ferent states, as this chapter hopes
soon to give her quota for the fur
nishing. Among the favors she had
was a gavel, a replica of the one that
Peace Conference was called to order
with, in Memorial Continental Hall.
The chapter gave Miss Turner a ris
ing vote of thanks when she had con
cluded her report. Later a social hour
was spent and all enjoyed a dainty
Mr. William Bradford of Sumter
has been visiting his niece, Mrs. G.
Mrs. Jasper D. Bartley was buried
here, last -Tuesday, -he* death having
occurred early Monday morning at
the University Hospital in Augusta.
For the past two years she had been
"in declining health, but it was a great
shock to learn that she had died, hav
ing been in the hospital only three
days. The interment was in the Mt.
of Olives cemetery, the services be
ing conducted by her pastor, Rev. D.
D. Kellar, who was assisted by Rev.
W. S. Brooke. She was a beautiful
Christian character, and was loved
by all who knew her. Before her mar
riage she was Miss Nora Cox. Besides
the husband, are two step-children,
Mrs. D. A. Hunter, of Savannah, and
Mr. Marvin Bartley of Edgefield, and
one brother, Mr. Jeff Cox of Sumter.
Mrs. J. W. Mish went to Middle
brooke, Va., on Thursday to spend the
Mrs. James Hill of Rock Hill has
been visiting in the home of her fath
er, Mr. W. S. Mobley.
Everyone is delighted to see Miss
Blanche Sawyer out again after sev
eral weeks' sickness.
Mrs. Knight of McBean, Ga., spent
the past week here in. the home of
her aunt, Mrs. Georgia Turner. From
here she went to Edisto Academy,
Seivern, S. C., to witness the grad
uation of her two daughters, Misses
Ray and Lona Ivy.
'Mrs. Grady Hazel of Saluda, has
been the guest of Mrs. J. W: Marsh.
Mrs. Walter Ouzts has been quite
sick, but is now able to be out again.
"The Spinsters' Convention," giv
en here Tuesday evening under the
auspices of the music club, was large
ly attended, and was a most amusing
affair. $51.25 was cleared and a per
cent of this will be given to the High
School, the remainder used in fur
thering the club objectives.
A Birthday Party at Trenton
Whose? The Woman's Auxiliary.
When? Next Sunday night at eight,
o'clock. Guests? Everybody is invit
ed and we hop? . you will- all come.
There will be a beautiful but short
exercise by eight little girls and three
young ladies .of the Sunday school;
special music and sermon by our be
loved young pastor who so soon leaves
An offering will be taken which
will be divided between Miss Dowd's
"School for Girls" in Japan and fur
nishings for the splendid new audi
torium at Montreat.
Applying a Blow-Torch to a
At a recent convention of cotton
ginners in Dallas, hundreds witnessed
an effort to set fire to a bal?, of cot
ton which had been chemically treat
ed. The cotton would not bum.
Matches were lighted and applied to
the surface of the bale. Cigars were
jammed against the cotton and final
ly a blow torch was' allowed to play
on the bale during a high wind, and
the only effect was io scorch the sur
The bale had been dipped for a pe
riod of sixty seconds in a chemical
known at "Cotton Protecto" and.al
lowed to dry. It is said that experi
ments with bales five years old from
date of treatment have remanied im
mune from fire and country damage.
The United States Bureau of Markets
reports that the treatment doe? not
stain the cotton or injure the fiber. A.
treated bale can not be told, in ap
pearance, from an untreated bale.
The bale is treated by dipping at the
gin and not after it leaves the com
press. Farm and Ranch.
Cold Spring News. -,
We had a good Sunday school Sun
day, although our crowd was small.
The importance of the religious *b
servance of the Sabbath is seldom suf
ficiently estimated. The violation of
this duty by the young is one of the
most decided marks of incipient
moral degeneracy. All tired people
should know the infinite rest there is
in fencing off the six days from the
seventh. In anchoring the business
ships of your daily life as the Satur
day draws to its close, leaving them
to ride peacefully upon the flow or
ebb until Monday morning.
'Several from our community :?at
tended the American Legion picnic
at Edgefield Firday and report a-.good
. Miss Myrtis McClendon and broth
^K?nse? went to the minstrel given
?y:t?e^: M. I; :boys:Fria^y^g^? *cwdc !
were the guests of their uncle, Mr:
Miss Lillian Holmes returned to
her home -Sunday after spending a
while with her brother, Mr. H. R.
Holmes at Modoc.
We are glad that Mr. Luther John
son has returned home and is doing
Miss Manie Holmes spent the week
end_with her brother, Mr. Cornelius
Holmes. " r
We miss all of our teachers in our
community^ince they have returned
to their homes.
Grain seems to be ripening real
fast and soon the harvesting of it
Peopie are doing a of fishing
while the ground is too wit to plough.
They are catching some nice ones.
Mr. Jack McClendon has a large
patch of Irish potatoes, the prettiest
that we have seen.
; Misses Hattie, Ola ad Daisy Gard
ner visited their aunt, Mrs. Ola
Prince Wednesday night and Thurs
We are glad to have Miss Emmie
Sue Quarles in our community. She
is staying with her brother, Mr. Wal
lace Quarles and clerking for him.
Mr.' Paul Eubanks seems to be a
constant visitor in our community
here of late.
. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Smith visited
Mrs. H. H. Smith Sunday. >?
Dr. and Mrs. Whitlock and their
two attractive children visited Mrs.
0. J. Holmes Sunday afternoon.
^ Card From Mr. Harling.
I desire to make use of your col
umns to give a very brief statement
in reply to that part of the article
of Mr. M. B. Tucker in your last
week's issue, wherein he stated "I
demanded of the Marshal upon the
scene that the Marshal place them
(meaning the Abneys) under arrest,
When Mr. Tucker first spoke to
me, the Abneys had already gotten
in their cars and had driven "away and
of course I had no opportunity to
comply with any "demand" of Mr.
Tucker, even if he had made any,
and I will state further that Mr.
Tucker never made any demand on
me as Marshal to arrest the parties,
either before or after they -had left
LEM H. HARLING.
Miss Florence Mims Believ
in the Old South and Its
There is a poem called "Out Wh<
the West Begins." In it are th<
statements, "Out where friendshi
a little truer," and "where the bor
of home are a wee hit tighter.'
v Poets are given the license of S?
ing things that rhyme, things tl
catch the imagination of a reader
can not say that I agree with the s
. In the first place it is the old Sou
which has welded the bonds of hoi
so tight that the exceptional Soul
erner and not the typical one lea?
the South. "The bonds of home"
the South reach back even to the lo
of the native soil, the Revolutiona
soldiers' and the Confederate vett
ans' supreme love of state.
Sons of successive generations li
in the ancestral homes, and tl
bonds of those homes are treb
strengthened by the inherited love i
the places themselves,
v The Western Coat-of-Arms wou
I>e a large dollar mark. For variet
some families might have it artist
cally framed on a background <
?reen wheat, while others mig]
frame it emblazoned among sever
The plow versus sentiment, hast
versus slow growth, hilarity versi
quiet refinement, might be fitting sei
timents to engrave under the a:
morial bearings. These family mo
to es, are, I. believe usually seen i
Latin. The Westerner will prefer hi
in slang for quicker understanding
Speaking of slow growth, the tree
that are now shading the entire tow
are poplars that sprang up over nighi
They are planted in straight rowa
that arrangement was evidently som
pioneer's idea of good landscape gai
^&^&-days ago, in passing a farr
Sro?e miles from town, I saw a hug
clump of trees growing very near to
gether in a square, even, symmetri
eal group. They are leafless, and with
out beauty. I remarked upon the pe
culiar arrangement and also th<
strangeness of seeing so many tree!
at one time out here. I was told tha
the land was more valuable if it hac
a number of trees on it, and so th(
owner, a rank materialist, had plant
ed them. They were not stately oafc
or pines that oould be used for th<
masts of great ships or for the walli
of a home, but scrawny sticks thal
would some day be used for inferioi
posts. The owner planted them to in
crease his bank account.
If utility happened to bring with it
beauty, the beauty would not be ob
jected to, but beauty without utility
would be void and senseless.
Someone said that the value ac
cruing from having money was that
when one possessed it, it was not
necessary to think about it. But the
western idea seems to be that money
gives the opportunity of getting more
money and so on through the suc
ceeding financially successful years.
To be comfortable financially, gives
one a different mental attitude to
ward the world, but a miserly attitude
ever grasping and never satisfied is
worse than mental depression.
Labor is the law of life in the
West. There are no servants, and no
leisure class. The twelve hours of a
day are the alloted divisions in which
to accomplish material things for ma
terial ends. Meditation is a foe to
occupation, therefore life is an un
broken circle of endless accomplish
School ?stops at noon. The church
service is supposed to end at noon.
Everything of the sort is systemati
cally planned, so that "the day's work
and regularity may be undisturbed.
Twelve o'clock is the meal hour.
The West eats at twelve, because by
so doing the West can start back to
work at one.
What a blessing to think the South
does not limit the time of the church
service. The meal hours in the South
vary, because to the Southerner eat
ing as a rite, as it is to the Asiatic. It
is a communion of friends around a
family board and the meal, takes
place, not when the clock strikes
twelve but when the family assem
bles. Custom is subservient to the
Material forms were made for the .
individual and not the individual for
The Western type of person is like
a child rapidly growing. Now the
Westerner is in'the early years of his
progress, and is attracted like the
child to the bright toys of life. Later
he will learn that "all that glistens
is not gold," that the real gold is. gold
of mind, the real progress, progress
of mind.' the only real wealth, wealth
of mind, and the only real superior
ity, superiority of mind.
May 2, 1922.
. On last Wednesday night we had
the hardest rain that was ever known
to fall in this section.
Miss Mattie Freeland and Mr. Fur
man Freeland were the guests of Mr.
and Mrs. W. H. Ouzts Saturday night
and Sunday. '
Mrs. Coke Rowe spent a pleasant
afternoon with Mrs. J. G. Freeland
Misses Grace and Bertha Ouzts
spent Sunday afternoon with Miss
Mr. Belton Watkins was a business
visitor in this community one day last
Mrs. Gaines Boone and little son
were the guests of Mrs. Paul Lowry
Master Calvin Rowe fell out of a
tree Sunday afternoon and was
knocked senseless for a few minutes,
but he did not get seriously hurt.
Mr. Jim Ouzts spent Sunday after
noon with Mrs. Nancy Ouzts.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Freeland spent
Monday afternoon with relatives in
' Mrs. E. T. Chappell visited the sick
Sunday afternoon in this vicinity.
Camp Branch News.
-.VAs-jI did not see any news-from Old
Camp Branch, thought I would fall in
in a few lines this week.
The farmers don't seem to know
what to do as the land stays too wet
to plow. Some of them are spending
their time fishing.
There has been quite a bit of sick
ness in our neighborhood for the
past month but all are improving.
Quite a number enjoyed a dance at
Mr. Elam Prescott's last Friday night.
Little Miss Margaret Bartley spent
last week with her sister, Mrs. Hugh
We are glad to know Mrs. 0. M.
Burnett is up again after being on
the sick list for a while. .
Mr. Capers DeLaughter had as his
guest, Mrs. John Mealing Morgan last
Friday and Saturday nights.
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Hudson and chil
dren spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs.
J. W. R. DeLaughter.
We are glad to know the sweet lit
tle daughter, Margaret, of Mr. J. B.
Holmes is well again after "two
John Burnett spent Saturday night
with Mr. Monroe Prescott.
Some in our community attended
the funeral of Mrs. J. D. Bartley,
whose death was a sad shock to us. '
Messrs. Tom and Jim Burnett and
Mr. McIntyre made a flying trip to
Augusta Sunday afternoon.
We are glad they have moved the
saw mill nearer to us.
Mrs. Hugh Seigler is spending
this week with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. N. R. Bratley.
We are glad to hear the praises of
Captain Glenn's talk at Field Day last
Miss Lou DeLaughter is visiting
her brother, Mr. J. R. DeLaughter of
We are expecting to see a large
attendance at Barrs' Chapel Sunday,
as there will be an all day meeting
and two sermons by Rev. Mr. Round
Messrs. Coonie and Arthur Mc
Intyre and Mr. and Mrs. Tom Burnett
will motor to Shelby, N. C., Tuesday
to spend several days with relatives.
The fish fry Saturday night given
by Messrs. Jim Burnett, Jinks Mor
gan, and Capers DeLaughter was
See Miss Eliza Mims' exquisite
new china for wedding presents.
Buy a FORD and bank the
American Legion's Secon?? An
Friday the members of the Edge
ifield Post of the American Legion
held their second annual picnic on
the school, grounds, which is an ideal
place for such a gathering. The speak
ers' platform was erected on the hill
side south of the building and the au
dience was grouped on the declivity
below. The exercises were presided,
over by Major W. A. Collett, the
commander of the Post, who called'
upon Rev. G. W. M. Taylor for the;
invocation. Mr. T. B. Greneker in a
brief address gave expression to
words of welcome, making all feel,
glad that they were present to share
in tfie pleasures of the day. The
chairman then called upon Hon.
James O. ^heppard to introduce the
orator of the day, Capt. J. L. Glenn,.
Jr., -of Chester, in a very fitting:
Capt. Glenn is not an orator of
the stentorian type but he is a logical,
clear thinker and grips his hearers
in such a manner as to hold their
closest attention. He urged the mem
bers of the American Legion to keep>
alive the tradition of the past ?nd to?
foster the fellowship that existed be"
tween the men in uniform. Ht ahso?
urged the ladies to give their loyal"
support to the woman's auxiliary...
Capt. Glenn referred at some length
to. present conditions of Europe, de
fending the ; French for their alert
ness and watchfulness of their treach
erous next door neighbor, the Ger
man, who is yet not above suspicion
Capt Glenn said the military faction,
in Germary as been vanished in name
only, the real pre-war spirit still ex
ists. He does not censure the French
for looking with suspicion upon thc
recent German-Russian alliance. Jg
In conclusion the speaker
his comrades to think right on
public matters. Having had an op
portunity for broadening their hori
zon, they should be men-of breadth
of vision. H? urged the men who for
merly wore the unif?rm tb properly,
value and appreciate the privilege:
they have of becoming a member of.'
the Legion. Said he, there are teem
ing hundreds who would give large
sums for the honor and privilege of
being members of the American Le
gion. His address was. well received.
Immediately following the address,
of Capt. Glenn all were invited to
gather about the long table where a.
bountiful free-for-all dinner was
spread. Barbecued hash seasoned to
the king's taste was provided by the.
hosts in almost unlimited quantity
and the ladies supplemented this with,
sweets in endless variety. Surely no
one went away hungry because of
the shortage of the supply of good
things to eat. Unfortunately, rain be
gan to fall before the feast was over,
causing everybody to devour their
The occasion in spite of the after
noon rain was a pronounced success,,
everybody present being glad that,
they came to be guests of the Legion.
Later in.the afternoon a game of base
ball was played on the local diamond
between the high school team and the.
team from,the Legion. The spirited
contest was enjoyed by those who
witnessed it, the score at the close
being ll to 8 in favor of the highu
Way Cross News.
Mrs. N. L. Ransom visited her
mother, Mrs. J. M. Smith Sunday.
The many friends ,of Mrs. S. S.
Timmerman regret to learn of the
serious illness'of her brother.
Mr. and Mrs: Clayton Pardue and
children visited in the home of Mr.
and Mrs. J.jP. Ouzts- Sunday.
Miss Emmie Bryant spent Monday
night with her grandmother.
Mrs. C. H. Johnson and daughter
went to Red Hill Sunday.
Mr. and .Mrs. S. S. Timmerman
and children were visitors in the home
of Mr.. and Mrs. E. J. Parkman Suit
Mrs. N. L. Manly visited Mrs. Sal
lie Bryant Monday afternoon.
Mr.. ?Fred Wates and Ransom Bush
of Red Hill section were visitors in
this community Sunday.
Mr. J. P. Ouzts has been on the sick
list for the last few days.
We hear of orange blossoms in