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Four Thousand See Fai
Oberammergau, Bavaria, Ma
T-More than four thousand pt
"witnessed the opening perforr
of the famous passion play i
Among them were several hu:
. Americans. One party of over a
dred came with the Aegis C
Tourist agency. Another large d<
tion was composed of Americai
diers from Coblenz, all anxio
take advantage of the earliest o
tunity to see the play on accou
belonging to units that have bee
-dereoVhome next week.
An endless procession of n
buses and private cars have
menced congesting the village
street yesterday and by 8 o'clock
morning every avenue leading tc
festive theatre was filled 'with
surging crowd of expecant visi
Those who came a day or two ?
found the village still in the th
of feverish last minute pr?parai
but the carpenters and others 1
now finished their work ?.nd ev
thing is spick and span and in si
for the reception of the guests.
As there is no evident disposi
on the part of the villagers to ex
exorbitant prices from the guests,
success of the festival will der.
upon their determination to conti
to suppress such tendencies nad 1
up the ?moral lesson taught in on<
the scenes of the Passion Play wi
Anton Lang, taking the role of Ci
tus, drives the money changers f:
.Chief interest now centers oh
corner where Lang, who has ta
the part of Christus in.previous :
tivals, has on display many artii
of pottery that he has made. His p
tographs are bought eagerly by
insatiable souvenir hunters.
In addition to the roles of Chris
and a skilled "potter, his third roi?
that of the husband of one of
busiest housewives in all Oberamni
gau, who gives food and shelter
more peersons than anyone else
An interesting member of the fa
ily group is the donkey which carr
Christ into Jerusalem and during 1
N remaining time fulfills its vocati
as a beast of burden by drawing
Anton Lang is assuredly one of t
greatest assets Oberammergau p<
, sesses and the festival committ
would have made an irretrievat
mistake had they not elected him
impersonate the important-rofe tl
season despite the fact th?t his pop
. larity and materia 1 successes ha
- N been resented by a certain eleme
in the village .
U _Lang is now 47 years old, of rath
frail physique and does not indica
that he has a tremendous reser
strength that is necessary to.ena
the exhausting role where he will 1
obliged to carry the heavy cross f<
15 minutes and hang suspended upc
it for twenty minutes.
* He is in imminent dangef of hea:
failure each time and one false mov
ment during the impressive descei
from the cross may cause the "bloc
to rush too suddenly to his head an
cost the actor his life.
When witnessed the second tim
within a week the performance gair
impressiveness and gives one an ii
creased respect for these simpl
mountaineers who are perpetuatin
the religious vow made by their ar
cestors three centuries ago.
Some of the stage picures are s
astoundingly rich in design and color
ing that they would do credit to an;
metropolitan stage. But in "he las
analysis the unique characteristics o
the Oberammergau Passion Play' lie
in certain crudities; it is an art whicl
, could not be successfully transplant
ed to any other soil so long as the vii
lagers retain their attitude of rever
ence and simplicity, toward thei:
great "Christus Drama."
It is possible that Martha Viet, th<
new Mary, will grow into the part bu
so far she is not possessed of th<
qualities of personality of her dis
tinguished predecessor. The two out
standing figures of the play are Huge
Rutz, the brawny village blacksmith
who takes the role of the high priest
Ciappias with astonishing dignity and
power and Hans Mayr, who takes the
role of Pilate. The latter is the mem
ber of a distinguished family of Ober
As yet it is impossible to gain a
concrete idea of the number of visit
ors expected nor the percentage of
Americans booked as the machinery
for listing guests is proceeding with
traditional Bavarian slowness. It is
reported .that Rudyard Kipling is
coming but nothing is known of
Lloycf George's intention of attend
ing. Large delegations are expected
. June 24, when charitable Christian
' workers' organizations will send
members from all over the world as
a demonstration of their interest in
th? reestablishment of peace and
good will among the nations of the,
Chicago Pastor Does Not Like
Chicago, May 12.-There is not
much about the flapper that meets
with the approval of Rev. Charles S.
Stevens, pastor of the Third Presby
terian church of Chicago. In a recent
sermon Rev. Stevens made it plain
that he regards the flapper as a men
ace, a symptom of an irrational era
and an indication of a period of anar
chy and irreligion.
"A young woman has a jperfect
right to dress attractively and to use
all the legitimate aids to beauty,", said
'Dr. Sevens, "but she has no right to
destroy the sense of modesty of her
own heart or in the minds of others.
"The present vogue in dres^of the
- flapper is an appeal to the t ?X in
stinct. The flappers are simply rang
ing through the jungle after the beast
there is in men. As a result many of
them will marry those who are less
"One reason for the flapper is cow
ardice in the pulpit. Ministers are
afraid to speak out and tell the truth.
- "Another reason is the exploitation
of immorality in the movies. It is im
possible to picture before the young
er generaton infidelity, nudity in
dress and success in crime.
*'A mercenary literature which
paints in attractive light the foibles
and even the sins of society is another
cause. I refer to many of the popular
novels which are best sellers but de
stroyers of the innocence and sobri
ety of youth."
Cultivate Corn Early.
Clemson College, May 15.-Corn
planting has generally been late this
spring because of heavy rains dur
ing March and April. This is going to
mean a late crop of corn throughout
the state. In past years it has gener
ally heen true that where corn plant
ing is delayed, until after cotton is
planted, the corn receives little at
tention and a poor crop of corn gen
erally results. This is not so much be
cause of late planting as it is because
of improper cultivation.
Corn is a crop which does not need
a great deal of cultivation, provid
ing the cultivation is done at the prop
er time and in the proper way. If corn
is planted in well prepared clean land,
and is kept cultivated with a harrow
or cultivaor during the first few
weeks of its growth sufficient to keep
weeds down so that weeds and grass
never get started, the crop of corn is
assured, as the crop does not require
late cultivation if the weeds are kept
out when it is young. In fact, numer^
ous experiments have shown that it
does not pay to cultivate corn except
where weeds and grass are growing.
The old theory that corn should be
cultivated to conserve moisture has
been proved to not b? well founded,
but cultivating to kill weeds is always
profitahle and, in fact, necessary for
a successful crop of corn, says Prof.'
C. P .Blackwell, Agronomist.
Corn may be made a profitable
crop in South Carolina if plnated on
good land and if cultivated in such
a way as? to keep down the cost of
production as low as possible. One of
the most important things to remem
ber in keeping the cost of production
low is that it is more economical to
cultivate corn when it is young with
a spike tooth harrow than with a one
mule sweep, and it is just as effective.
The riding cultivator can also be used
to very great advantage in cultivating
corn for economical crop produc
French Plan Easy Divorce.
Paris,- May 13.-Just a simple
"yes" will bind the marriage pact and
also one word "no" will sever the nup
tial knot if a campaign under way
in France for easier divorces is suc
"Why should it take only a^ few
minutes to be married and several
months, sometimes years to be di
vorced?" asks Clement Vautel.
"Marriage is a consummation of
mutual desire to live together. When
that mutual desire ceases a simple
joint assertion to that effect before
?ny magistrate should be sufficient
for a divorce."
Seventy thousand divorces in
France last year have given authori
ties something to think about. Fre
quently a judge grants as many as
800 divorces daily, many being for
eigners who appreciate the privacy
obtained under the French lawr
Accordmgly experts believe some
thing must be done and the govern
ment is considering introducing leg
islation speeding up the divorce bill.
At the same tme, a judge in the
superior divorce court in an exclusive
interview with Universal Service
made an emphatic denial that Paris
courts are discriminating against
Americans, as alleged in some Paris
dispatches to New York. This judge
"Not only are these dispatches un
true, but my court at this moment is
considering several American ' di
Hymns Taken From Rev. A. T.
Allen's Calendar of Last
Jesus shall reign where'er the sun
Does his successive journeys run;
His kingdom, spread from shore to
Till moons'shall wax and wane no
more. . v
From north to south the princes
To pay their homage at His feet;
While western empires own. their
And savage tribes attend His word.
To Him shall endless prayer be
?And endless praises crown His'
I His name like sweet perfume shall
With ev'ry morning sacrifice.
What a friend we have in Jesus,
All our sins and griefs to bear;
What a privilege to carry.
Everything to God in prayer.
Oh, what peace we often forfeit,
Oh, what needless pain we hear,
All because we do not. carry
Everything to God in prayer.
Have we trials and temptations,
Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged,
Take it to the Lord in prayers
Can we find a friend so faithful
Who- will all our sorrows share? .
Jesus knows our every weakness,
Take it to the Lord in prayer.
'?Are we weak and heavy laden,
Cumbered, with a load of dare?
Precious Saviour, still our refuge,
Take it to the Lord hr prayer.
Do thy friend? despise, forsake
Take it to the Lord in prayer;
In His arms He'll take and shield
Thou wilt find a salace there.
I need Thee every hour, 1
Most gracious Lord,
No tender voice like Thine J'
' Can peace afford. ,
I need Thee, Oh I need Thee;
Every hour I need Thee;
0 bless me now, my Saviour,
I come to Thee.
1 need Thee every hour,
Stay Thou near by;
Temptations lose their power
When Thou art nigh.
I need Thee every hour, ;j
In joy or in pain;
Come quickly and abide,
Or life is vain.
I need Thee every hour;
Teach me Thy will;
And Thy rich promises
In me fulfill.
Take time to be holy,
Speak oft with Thy Lord ;
Abide in Him always,
And feed on His word.
Make friends?of God's children,
Help those who are weak,
Forgetting in nothing,
His blessing to seek.
y Hymn 96
I love Thy kingdom, Lord,
The house of Thine abode,
The church our blest Redeemer
With His own precious blood.
I love Thy church, 0 God,
Her walls before Thee stand
Dear as the apple of Thine eye,
And graven on Thy hand.
For her my tears shall fall,
For her my prayers ascend;
To her my cares and toils be given,
Till toils and cares shall end.
Beyond my highest joy, .
I prize her heavenly ways, >
Her sweet communion, solemn
Her hymns of love and'praise. .
'Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just to take Him at His word,
Just to rest upon His promise,
Just to know "Thus saith the
Jesus; Jesus, how I trust ''Him,
How I've proved Him o'er and o'er!
Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus,
O for grace to trust JSim more!
O how sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just to trust His cleansing blood,
Just in simple faith to 'plunge me,
'Ne?th the healing, cleansing flood.
Yes, 'tis sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just from sin and self to cease;
Just from Jesus simply taking,
Life and rest and joy and peace.
Have Thine own way, Lord,
Have Thine own way.
Thou art the Potter,
I am the clay.
Mould me and make me
After Thy will,
While I am waiting,
Yielded and still.
Have Thine own. way, Lord,
Have Thine own way.
Wounded and weary,
Help me today.
Power, all power,
Surely is Thine, (
Touch me and heal me,
For Congress. v
I hereby announce myself a can
didate for the Democratic nomina
tion for Representative-in Congress
from the 2nd Congressional District.
JAMES F. BYRNES.
For House of Representatives.
'I hereby announce that I am a can
didate for the House of Representa
tives from Edgefield county" and
pledge myself to abide by the rules
and results of the Democratic party.
CLAUDE T. BURNETT.
To the Democratic Voters of Edge
I hereby announce myself as a
candidate for. re-election to tne
House of Representatives, from Edge
field county and pledge myself to
abide the results of the primary elec
tion, and to support the nominees of
the party. If the citizens of Edgefield
county will honor me with their
votes, I shall conscientiously endeav
or to honor them by my conduct and
my service, as I have tried to do du
ing the past term.
JAMES 0. SHEPPARD.
For Clerk of Court.
I respectfully announce that I am
a candidate for the office of Clerk of
Court of Edgefield county for the
unexpired portion of my. father's
term ,pledging myself to abide by the
rules of the Democratic party.
PAUL L. COGBURN.
I hereby announce myself as a can
didate for Clerk of Court of Edge
field County and if elected I shall
strive to make you a good and effi
cient officer. I pledge myself to abide
by the result of the democratic pri
LUKE T. MAY.
I hereby announce taht lama can
didate for re-election to the office
of Treasurer of Edgefield county and
herewith pledge myself to abide by
the rules of the Democratic party and
the result of the primary election.
. J. L. PRINCE.
I respectfully announce that I am
a candidate for re-election to the of
fice of Auditor of Edgefield county
and pledge myself to abide by the
resui; of tie Democratic primary
J. R. TIMMERMAN.
I hereby announce that "I am a can
didate for re-election to the office of
Master in Equity of Edgefield coun
ty, subject to the rules and regula
tions of the Democratic party.
J. H. CANTELOU.
I beg to announce that I am a can
didate fon the office of Coroner of
Edgefield county ,and solicit th?
votes of the people. I pledge myself
to abide by the results of the Demo
cratic primary election.
J. R. SCURRY.
"I was hardly able to drag, I
was so weakened," writes Mrs.
W. F. Ray, of Easley, S. C.
"The doctortreated me for about
two months, still I didn't get
any better. I had a large fam
ily and felt I surely must do
something to enable me to take
care of my little one% I had
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had no more trouble with wo
manly weakness. I have ten
children and am able to do all
my housework and a lot out
doors ... I caa sore recom
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A year ago- ,
Today - a leader
A sweeping verdict for QUALITY
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OF EDGEFIELD, S. C.
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County of Edgefield, of State of South Carolina and
of the United States in this District. /
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SAFETY FIRST IS AND WILL BE OUR MOTTO
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Augusta - - - - - Georgia
ARRINGTON BROS. & CO.
t Wholesale Grocers and Dealers In
Corn, Oats, Hay and all
. Kinds of Feeds
Gloria Flour and Dan Pateh^Horse^Feed
Corner Cumming and Fenwick Streets
On Georgia R. R. Tracks
YOUR PATRONAGE SOLICITED
See our representative, C. E. May.
Sacrifi?e Sale of Millinery
On Tuesday and Wednesday and again on Friday and
Saturday we will sell all of our Spring Hats at'COST
and many for LESS than COST. This is a Real Sac
rifice Sale. So be sure to ?come if you need a hat and
want a bargain.
Norris Millinery Company
JOHNSTON, SOUTH CAROLINA