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The Farmer and the Radio
"Bill Jones," living out in the hills
away from telephones and telegraph,
may, at the cost of a few dollars, se
cure a radiophone set and collect
from the air various messages sent
out in ether waves by broadcasting
stations. He may sit in his kitchen, or
other room in which he may have in
stalled his apparatus, and secure the
correct time as broadcasted from
Washington. He can secure daily
market reports, storm warnings,
weather reports and other informa
tion without waiting for the rural
mail carrier to come aorund the next
day with the papers. In the evening
he and his family can cut in on the
news reports and learn all about the
tday's happenings as quickly as it is
received at the newspaper offices.
Then, if feeling in the mood for en
tertainment, the wave length can be
changed and connection be made
with some musical concert, grand op
era or lecture.
The radiophone is bound to find
favor on the farm. At the present
it is in an undeveloped stage. Like
the phonograph a few years ago, it
is not always satisfactory. This is
. particularly true of homemade or the
cheaper sets, although many of these
?rive excellent service. But, it may
aiot be many months until the human
voice will reach us over hundreds of
miles in almost exact reproduction,
where, afc this time, while words are
distinct, the tone is machanical.
With a further development of the
radiophone, inhabitants of rural dis
tricts will have one more convenience
which will go far towards making
farm life more attractive. From a
practical standpoint, it will place the
farmer and his family into immediate
touch with the outside world, and
provide them with the opportunity
of a closer relationship with those in
terests so important to the producer.
The radiophone will help make a bus
iness man out of the farmer. They
will be as common as phonographs in
rural homes at a day not far dis
tant.-Farm and Ranch.
The Value of Culture.
Only fools despise culture.
Only boobs fail to appreciate the
value of refinement.
The great trouble with thousands
of people is the deplorable fact that
they make no effort to be cultured
The value of a refined environment
may not be estimated. It has been
said that "a man may be judged by
the company he keeps."
No person may expect to become
cultured and refined who prefers the
companionship of the boorish and
One who spends his leisure time in
reading trashy novels may not expect
to become educated.
One of the problems of the gener
ation is the failure of so many young
people to seek the things which are
really noble and worth while.
It is true that we cannot all reach
the highest peaks. But we can all as
Thomas Carlyle, in his magnificent
phrase tells us that "only the Shakes
peares and the Miltons are permitted
to roll through the country of
thought, bearing fleets of traffickers,
and assiduous pearl fishers on their
We cannot all be Shakespeares and
Miltons, but we can all sit at the
feet of the great masters and learn
the lessons which are incomparable
and full of glory.
He who does not seek to become
acquainted with the priceless glories
of Art, of Literature, and Music, has
r.o conception of the opportunities of
Without culture the world would
be a miserable place.
The cultured men and women pre
serve the civilization of the wrold.
New Governor's First Omciail
Columbia, May 25. -Governor
Harvey performed his first official act
today when he signed a notary pub
lic commission for a lady, Miss M.
D. Reid of Spartanburg.
The governor was asked by news
paper men if he had a leaning for the
ladies, and he replied that the signing
of a woman's commission as the first
in a batch of notary public commis
sions was as a sort of tribute to the
new feminine voters of the state and
to the ladies generally. "But nobody
can accuse me of doing this to cater
to the feminine vote for I am not go
ing to offer for re-election," the gov
ernor laughingly added.
I am now prepared to sell ice in
any quantity. Will deliver anywhera
J. P. NIXON.
McMurrain's old stand near depot.
Economical VAN-NIL Economical
' Home Conveniences.
This is an age of inventions, and
hence, conveniences. Man has invent
ed nearly everything conceivable for
his convenience and a great many
people are taking advantage of these
things that make work easy, but a
great many have not done so for va
rious reasons, a few because they are
not able financially to do so, and
many because they really do not
know how much the work is lighten
ed by the use of them.
To have modern conveniences in
the home means that the housewive
can do her work without being worn
completely out when night comes. At
first thought many will say that these
home conveniences are for the city
people, but when one sits down and
figures out that it is not such a very
expensive luxury after all, I believe
more people will install the various
labor saving conveniences in the
farm home. Too many people have al
ready moved to town to get these
conveniences of life, not realizing
that they can be had on the farm. The
time has come when the farm has to
be made a place to live rather than
to exist in order to keep the right
sort of people on the farm.
On the average large farm the
man has modern machinery with
which to do his work but forgets that
his wife's work can be done by mod
ern machinery also, and they cost
less than his machines. Many men are
liable to call some of the modern
household conveniences "fandangles"
and say they have always gotten
along without them. So they have and
so did men get along without mow
ing machines, binders, etc., for a long
time, but will he go back to these
crude ways of doing things? No.
Then why not let the wife use ma
chinery which will reduce her work
in proportion; running water in the
home, power washing machines, elec
tric irons, etc? Everyone cannot have
the electric iron, washer, etc., but
nearly all can have running water in
the home and a sewage disposal sys
tem. There is no one thing that causes
nore drudgery for the housewife than
carrying water into and slop out of
The wife is entitled to these things
and I can not help but believe that
it is the man's duty to see that she
has them. Her work on the farm is
hard enough at easiest. Sit down and
figure a little and see if you cannot
afford to make your wife happier by
making her work easier. Putting run
ning water in the house is a good
place to start.-Farm and Ranch.
Flies a Menace to Health.
Flies are a menace to both comfort
and health, and before they become
numerous about the house and barns,
every effort should be made to de
stroy their breeding places. Flies
breed in filth, trash and garbage. For
that reason special attention should
be paid to the stables and feed lots.
Do not let manure accumulate; keep
the yards clean and the weeds in
fence corners mowed. Destroy every
breeding place that can be found and
ihe work will be well paid for in com
fort and health insurance.
While fighting flies, give some at
tention to low places. Destroy all old
cans and other receptacles that will
collect standing water. Drain low
places and sprinkle liberally with
crude oil. . By so doing you will rid
yourself and family from the mos
quito pest, which, while not quite as
dangerous as the fly, does transmit
the malaria germ, and in addition,
creates more discomfort than any in
sect found in the Southwest. Flies
and mosquitoes are both enemies to
man and livestock.-Farm & Ranch.
Make a Crop on Your Stubble
Not every year can farmers disc
their stubble land, following the re
moval of the grain crop, and plant a
crop of legumes with a fair chance
of securing a good stand. But in sea
sons when rain has been abundant in
April and May, there is always
enough moisture in the soil to germi
nate the seed and make a good start,
after which an occasional shower is
all that is needed for producing an
abundant yield. Every stubble field
should be disced and planted to cow
peas, velvet beans, soy beans or some
other legume in 1922. There is an
abundance of moisture in the soil
and if the seed is properly planted
a good crop is almost assured. Besides
keeping the land from baking in the
hot July sun, legumes will add ni
trogen to the soil. The crop itself will
more than pay for the trouble of
planting and the cost of the seed. The
way to make farming pay is to ti.ke
advantage of every opportunity to
make the soil yield its maximum.
Farm and Ranch.
FOR SALE: A limited quantity of
Batte's Prolific corn for seed at $2.00
E. J. MIMS.
Women Make Important
The state Democratic convention
has always served the women ol
South Carolina like a secret society,
one of the holy of holies into which
they could not enter. When I was a
little girl the upper story of The Ad
vertiser building in Edgefield was
used as the Masonic headquarters,
and sometimes I would go up into the .
rooms and there I would see all sorts
of paraphernalia in colors and some
cornucopias, and even then I learned
the meaning of the word and that it
meant a horn of plenty. Then I re
member (or was it childish imagi
nation?) that in one dark place there
was a deep dark well, and some one
told me if the Masons did certain
things, they would be put into it, and
the weird and strange mysterious
sensations which arose within me as
I thought about it still recurs to my
Enter Place of Mystery.
It was with a feeling something
like this that some of the women en
tered for the first time the portals
of the state Democratic convention of
Others attended because they had
been elected and knew that their
presence would help to break down
the prejudice which still exists in the
minds of some people as to the de
sirability of the entrance of the wo
manhood of South Carolina into
Others were there because they
love these exciting scenes as much
as men and some will become aspir
ants for various offices because they
are willing to give themselves for
such increase of good.
Tell Old, Old Story.
One man said before reaching Co
lumbia that he didn't object especial
ly to women entering politics-, but
that in his judgment politics was so
low that no effort on the part of men
or women would be able to improve
conditions through politics, but only
through the home. Women have
heard this from time immemorial and
they above all others have desired
improved conditions and have done
their part to make the home what it
ought to be, but as soon as the child
reaches school years, then politics,
which means the science of govern
ment, comes in and takes a hand in
the rearing of the child. All school
trustees have been men. Men have
selected the teachers who would
make the environment for our chil
dren five and six hours of each day.
Men have selected the ruling of- j
ficers of our towns and cities, the .
municipal heads who have made and
executed the laws which govern our
streets, and along these "treacherous
highways" many have lost their way '
forever. The proper administration 1
of politics can and will improve con- ?
ditions and make safer paths for our .
children to tread.
Lightly Sprinkled About.
As we entered the hall of the .
house of representatives there was '
seen a sprinkling of women. The
number was about 50. Some were the !
chairman of their delegation and du- j
ring the session most of the women .
had a few words to say on some of '
Mrs. Nellie Ellerbe of Marion was
made one of the secretaries of the
convention and sat on the platform
during the session.
The first motion made by a wo
man on the floor of the state Demo
cratic convention was offered by Miss
Kate W off ord of Laurens, who nomi
nated Miss WU Lou Gray as presi
dent pro tem of the convention. This
motion received a second and would
have been passed but Miss Gray de
clined to serve. She said that at these
matters she was a novice and her
nomination being unexpected, she
felt that if as a woman she exercised
this privilege for the first time, it
should be well done. Her delegation
and others insisted that she could,
but she still felt it best not to serve.
Miss Kate Wofford, who nominated
Miss Gray, is the candidate for super
intendent of education of Laurens
county, and we are told is almost cer
tain of election.
Woman Escorts Chairman.
When the chairman, Senator Wat
kins, was elected, he was escorted to
the chair by Mrs. C, McC. Patrick of
Anderson, W. A. James of Bishopville
and Edgar A. Brown of Barnwell. It
was Mrs. Patrick who lent a charm
to the scene as she more cordially
and enthusiastically than either of
the other two, accompanied Senator
Watkins to the chair.
As vice presidents, Mrs. M. T.
Coleman of Abbeville was elected to
this position from the Third district,
Miss Catharine Mulligan of Spartan
burg for the fourth, Mrs. Williams,
president of the South Carolina
League of Woman Voters, was nomi
nated from her district, but with
drew in favor of Mrs. Coleman. Mrs.
J. E. Harley of Barnwell was nomi
nated from her district but withdrew
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Firestone Cords have
10,000 miles on
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in favor of Col. R. B. Watson, who
was nominated, from the same dis
trict and who was attending his 60th
Women on Committees.
Women serving on committees
were: Platform and rules ,Miss Ber
tha McLane, Abbeville, along with
Mrs. F. H. Hitt of Barnwell, Mrs. T.
M. Mouzon of Clarendon, Miss Julia
Dowling of Greenville, Miss Wil Lou
Gray of Laurens, Miss Dora May,
Drangeburg, Mrs. A. C. Hammond,
Richland. On constitution and rules
were: Mrs. Bertha Munsell acting as
alternate for Senator Christensen of
Beaufort; Miss Corinne Barfield,
Clarendon; Miss Alva Chapman,
Florence; Miss J. M. Perry, Green
ville ; Mrs. J. R. Williams, Green
wood; Mrs. Leroy Springs, Lancas
ter; Miss Kate Wofford, Laurens;
Miss Lena Montgomery, Marion; Miss
Addie Tatham, Oconee.
At the hour of 3:30, just before
adjournment Thursday morning, Mrs.
Richard I. Manning sent in her res
ignation as Democratic, committee
woman from South Carolina to the
national convention and Mrs. Leroy
Springs of Lancaster was elected to
this position. As soon as the election
was announced, there was most vo
ciferous applause and calls of
"speech, speech." Think of it! At
3:30 in the morning, and after some
urging, Mrs. Springs arose, and said
that no one at this hour of the morn
ing wished to hear a speech from any
one and thanked the convention in an
exceedingly gracious and graceful
manner for this honor, assuring them
that she would do her best to repre
sent South Carolina with credit.
With Eyes Open.
It was once said that if women
ever secured the ballot they would
be sure to vote for the best looking
man. But the tables will be turned,
and unless the women vote in large
enough numbers to out vote the
men, the latter will be certain to put
all the hest looking aspirants in of
fice. In this case, the women had al
ready decided that Mrs. Springs was
most admirably qualified in every
other respect as well, for the position
which she is to occupy.
Several quaint and amusing things
were said by women and were good
things. All they said was of an up
lifting nature, and the convention
was like a large family.
One graceful little woman arose
after hours had- been spent in need
less debate and said, "Fellow citi
zens, I perceive that we have done
lOSt MILES per DOLLAR
at the left shows
one 83x4y2 Cord
m a Yellow Cab
ht was cut from
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; only 1/3 of the
Yellow Cab has
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tact after more
0 Yellow Cabs
1 cabs all Fire
[sands of in
;s, they have
from 10,000 to
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ifically angled ?
it skid, massive
and heavy in the center where the wear
comes, tapered at the edges to make
steering easy and to protect the carcass
against destructive hinging action of
high tread edges. The carcass is air bag
^expanded to insure uniform tension and
paralleling of every individual cord. It
is double "gum dipped1' to make sure
that each cord is thoroughly insulated
This is the reason why Firestone
Cords unfailingly deliver extraordinary
mileage. It explains the unanimous de
mand of thoughtful _______
tire buyers for these
values. The local
Firestone dealer will
continue to provide
the personal service
that makes Firestone
* tire comfort and econ
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vigorous churning, but have not
made any butter." When the platform
had been discussed indefinitely with
out coming to any conclusion, and it
had been moved that it be laid on the
table, one of the women arose and
urged most vigorously that the plat
form be adopted no matter how long
or tedious the effort!
One of the most significant inci
dents was the one when, during the
debate between Governor Cooper and
Mr. Ellerbe, when the latter was urg
ing the passage of the veterans' com
pensation act and had become rath
er personal, a woman from the rear
arose and in a most modest and lov
able manner said: "'As the mother
'of a soldier and one who loves my
country, I appeal to the young man
that he should not be discourteous
to the chief executive of his sover
eign state." It had a very wholesome
One delegate said he had never
seen so much disorder in a conven
tion in 20 years.. He didn't intimate
that it was the presence of the wo
men, and the women did not create
any disorder, but their presence evi
dently made a difference. Another
one said, "The women have complete
ly demoralized the convention by
But they will get used to it. .
Mrs. J. L. Mims.
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how the depth of the non-skid
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