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Presentments bf the Executi
Committee to the Law and
* Order League of Meri
wether and Clarks
Hill, S. C.
In September, 1921, the won
of the Community Club issued ? <
for a meeting to form a Law and I
der League in our community. T
was done due to the fact that the p
hibiticn law was being openly and 1
grantiy violated. The smoke fr
three to five stills was ascending fr
the valleys in the neighborhood
Clarks Hill. Whiskey was being tra:
ported in automobiles to Greenwc
and Augusta and being delivered a
carried in U. S. mail cars and on n
road passenger and freight trai
The free use of vilely made whisk
was producing the usual results
lawlessness in all its forms with o
murder cn the list.
This meeting was largely attend
and was organized with Mr. H.
Bunch as chairman and Mr. J. 1
Johnson as secretary. It was prop(
ed that some of the women prese
he made members of the executi
committee, but when they express*
a doubt as to the wisdom of this, tl
meeting asked that the women thei
selves nominate the executive coi
mittee, which was done and with oi
change caused by the removal of re
idence from this county this com mi
tee stands intact today and begs 1
render this report.
Some time after this a still was di
covered by Mr. John W. Adams c
Mr. H. A. Adams' land and was r
ported by him to the sheriff who ca]
tured a still and complete outfit. D
D. A. J. Bell of McCormick made ri
port to the sheriff and came with hi]
for a search on his place near Clari
Hill. They found a still recently thei
had been removed, but capture
mash, tubs, etc. A second raid wa
made on the same place by feden
officials and. the sheriff.
The federal officers under the d
rection of Major George T. Bower
Federal Prohibition Director a
Gieenville, S. C., made a raid on th
Burt place owned by Mrs. M. 1
Bunch, the five federal officers bein;
accompanied by the sheriff of M
Cormick county and his deputy. J
large and costly still in full operatioi
was seized and six negroes caugh
as follows: John Searles, Needhan
O'Brien, Joe Flournoy, Jim McKie
Henry Searles and George Glover
Needham O'Brien escaped en rout?
to jail, and a raid later on by th<
sheriff discovered him in the wood;
but failed to capture him. .
A second raid was made by th<
sheriff and his deputy on the samt
farm owned by Mrs. M. T. Bund
which resulted in the capture of ?
very large still complete with al
paraphernalia. At this still which wai
in full operation was discovered
Amos Brooks, Ben Bunch, Marcellus
Holmes, Wyatt Cartledge and Daniel
Barnes. Barnes was captured, but due
to lack of sufficient force under the
sheriff the remainder escaped by run
ning through the woods, but were
recognized by the deputy sheriff.
Another raid was made in the
night by U.S. Deputy Marshals at the
homes of these negroes on the place
of Mrs. M. T. Bunch and of the house
of Mrs. M. T. Bunch, and Needham
O'Brien pulled out of a chimney and
Amos Brooks, Marcellus Holmes ahd
Wyatt Cartledge caught in their beds
and landed in jail, Ben Bunch not be
ing found though his house was
With one exception, those who
.were caught have since been tried be
fore Judge H. H. .Watkins, U. S. Dis
trict Court, convicted and sentenced
to five or six months in jail where
they are now serving their sentences.
These offenders are all subject to
state warrants for violating the pro
hibition laws of the state of South
Carolina, and Sheriff LeRoy of Mc
Cormick county has been instructed
"by the grand jury to have them ap
prehended and tried before the state
courts as soon as their term is served
under the U. S. Court sentence.
A conviction has been had in the
case of Ross Wood transporting li
quor, before Judge Featherstone's
cour tin Greenwood, and he has serv
ed part of his penal sentence, being
now out on probation.
Attention to many phases of the
situation in our county has been giv
en and conditions are very much im
proved since the organization of the
Law and Order League. We wish to
say, however, that we must not con
clude that the battle is yet won, be
cause this nefarious business is still
going on and whiskey is being made
and transported to Augusta, Modoc
and Parksville and other places in
automobiles, and other illegal acts
still being committed. We urge the
constant interesf^and activity of our
people in the continued endeavor to
uproot this evil and suggest as a mot
to for the League: "Eternal vigi
lance is the price of safety."
In our endeavor to see that offend
ers were brought to justice we beg
to say that we have had far more
trouble and been brought to far
greater expense in getting the offend
ers kept in jail and tried than we have
had apprehending them. Statement
accepted by U. S. Court officials con
trary to fact, straw bonds, compliant
and indifferent federal court officers
have in more than one case made con
viction very difficult and the work at
times very discouraging. In this con
nection we wish to commend for his
vvprk, interest and encouragement to
us, Major George C. Bowen, Federal
Prohibition Director of Greenville, S.
C., and are encouraged by the full
sentences imposed by Judg'e H. H.
Watkins of the U. S. District court.
We note the U. S. Prohibition law,
known as the Volstead Act, is being
assailed from many quarters, the lat
est being from Samuel Gompers,
speaking for the labor unions of the
country with their immense foreign
element who want beer and wines re
turned to use with all that this means
which is easy to foresee.
We wish to say as a result of our
awn experience and the best legal
advice, that we believe the Volstead
Law is all right, and we urge our
congressmen and our senators to
stand by it and work to have it
strengthened instead of weakened. |
We believe if enforced with adequate
penal sentences, it will keep the coun
try dry for ten thousand years, and
ive wish if possible to have the penal
ties increased and stripes instead of
fines put on "first offenders," as it
seems rarely the case that any "first
affenders" are ever apprehended.
The one thing needed to accomplish
this is a strongly expressed public
sentiment, which is the only power
known to us that will accomplish full
enforcement of any law. We trust
this will so develop and express itself
that the judiciary on the Bench on
both sides the Savannah River will
feel moved to give sentences more
proportionate to the offense than is
low being done.
We do not believe whiskey making
and whiskey selling will ever be erad
cated when fines are imposed in many
cases so light as to mean no more
;han a cheap license.
We urge each one of you to un
failingly do your part toward creat
ing this sentiment, and we put it
upon your hearts as an urgent duty
:o your community, yourselves and
J. W. JOHNSON,
J. J. MINARIK,
R. H. MIDDLETON,
W. M. ROWLAND.
Ex. Com. Law and Order League of
Meriwether and Clarks Hill, S. C.
June 2, 1922.
Farm Bureau Backs Ford Mus
cle Shoal Offer by Cam
Washington, June ll.-A cam
paign for acceptance of.Henry Ford's
Muscle Shoals offer at this session of
congress was begun tonight by the
American Farm Bureau Federation,
whose Washington representative,
3ray Silver, forwarded to state sec
retaries of the organization a cir
cular suggesting that members of
Congress be informed "in unmistak
ible terms" of the sentiment of the
farmers toward the Ford plan.
"There is no assurance" said the
etter, "that the proposal will be still
proffered if it is not accepted before
adjournment. The offer was made
)ne year ago and the time has come
;o say 'yes' or 'no.' This cause is
.vorthy of your most active support.
Members of congress cannot reflect
pour desires unless you tell them in
anmistakable terms that you want a
sote on the Ford proposal and that
pou want it accepted at this session."
The federation, which under Mr.
Ford's offer would be one of three
farm organizations having member
ship on an administrative board or
ganized to regulate fertilizer sale
ind the audit transactions of the
plant, calls attention to the differ
ences that have arisen in the house
military committee over the ques
;ion and suggests that the Gorgas
plant controversy is "not the true is
sue before congress."
"It has been raised by the Ala
jama Power Company," the circular
continues, "which is acting as the
mouthpiece of all the special inter
est groups that are opposed to the
Muscle Shoals development. The real
issue is between the consuming pub
lic and these special interest groups.
"These great interests are the fer
tilizer manufacturers and allied in
terests, the by-product coke ovens
with their related steel interests, the
water power group, the aluminum
monopoly, the chemical combine and
ihe financial interests."
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A Crop Assurance for 1922.
A man said to me the other day
"I ain't got no crop;" and true it is
that the lateness of our crops and the
seriously uncez-tain outcome of the
cotton crop are making ?. good many
farmers to wonder whether they will
have crops this summer. Now there
is no earthly reason why, in spite of
the above, every farmer in our land
here can not have an abundant crop
of food and feed and also a cash crop
for fall gathering. Here is a helpful
lis\ All can be planted now.
The tragedy of it all is that in this
country here where such a wealth
of varied and all useful crops can be
grown to find on so large a propor
tion of our farms simply two crops,
cotton and corn, with no legumes
even in the corn.
Plant Six-Ear, Golden Beauty,
(yellow) and Mexican June corn.
You can make a good crop from
these corns. Every farmer every
where should grow Mexican June
corn. It is a fine corn for the barn,
fine for fall roasting ears, and as it
grows fifteen feet high it is a fine
silo or forage corn. It is a safe trop
ical summer corn, very white and
soft and distinct from all of our other
corns. No farmer should be without
a certain amount of Mexican June
Lookout Mountain Potatoes.
This is a distinct sumer planting
potato. Keeps until May unshrunken.
Every farmer in the red hills should
grow it for home use for winter and
for selling in winter to the grocery
store in place of Maine and Western
potatoes. To cut out these transport
ed winter potatoes would give us a
tre mendous and profitable industry
here in the South through Lookout
Mountain potatoes if we were only
smart enough to understand it all.
Brown Top Millet.
Your farm carries a minus sign be
fore it if it does not use this finest
of all tropical grazing plants, supe
rior for hogs, cows and horses. It
stools twenty-five or thirty to the
seed, grows in bunches, keeps green
until frost, a rapid grower, the best
of all our summer grazing plants.
Drill or broadcast six to ten pounds
Use Amber for forage and Or
ange for forage and syrup. You can't
get along on your farm wn-hout
Feterita, Kaffir and Milo, all some- .
what similar, and drilled about ten '.
pounds per acre, are indicated for .
all of our farms. Use it for green
cutting, two or three times; dry
heads are the universal chicken
feed. Cut it, too, green and dry it
for dry forage or when ripe cut and
stack up and use heads, blades and
Pop Corn, etc.
If you grow cow peas for hay or
forage always mix one peck of pop .
corn. It makes better forage and .
more forage and cures far more eas
ily. This combination is really a won- .
der. The wonder is, too, why so few .
people know it.
Tens of thousands of acres of corn '.
in the land grow no leguminous :
?crop. It is a fault unpardonable. Agri- i
culture ought to be ashamed of it. '
Probably the best intermediary is the i
velvet bean either Hundred Day or i
Bush .Use as a soil improver, a win- 1
ter grazer, and for the picking in
winter time of the beans to be used :
later for feed.
Next to the hog the sweet potato
business with the drying houses will
come next in our agriculturel future
econoics. Draws can be bought cheap
now and it is high time for planting
them out in this good weather. They
can be used for human food or there
is nothing better for winter food for
grazing for hogs.
If you have a thresher near by
plant White Spanish peanuts, but if
no peanut picker then plan Valen
cias and hand pick them. In hand- '
picking throw out all pods containing
one or two to the pod and select those
containing three or' four to the pod
and get big cash price for these from
the parchers.-N. L. Willett in the
Best material used, work guaran
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or mail to me.
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Edgefield, S. C.
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Moving Mills to the South.
The Manchester (New Hampshire)
Union announces that the Interna
tional Cotton company will abandon
its factories in Manchester and trans
fer its operations from New England
to one of its Southern plants and
"However, the removal of the
Stark mill activities from Manches
ter to one of the Southern cotton
manufacturing cities is not done for
controversial effect. It is not a move
in a labor dispute. It is a public and
indisputable notice by the Interna
tional Cotton company, owners of
the Stark mill, that they can manu
facture the former products of the
Stark mill more cheaply, and more
profitably in the South, than in New
Hampshire. Here is a blunt, uncom
promising truth which it is imperative
New England and New Hampshire ac
knowledge, and take such steps as
may be practical to retard the ten
dency disclosed until interests now
engaged in the manufacture of cot
ton can establish other lines of man
ufacture-the highest grades of cot
tons and all grades of woolens, for
instance-to give their operatives
steady employment and return a re
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The Union further observes that
"th egravity of the situation for the
future of the cotton business in New
England ought to command the most
active and aggressive cooperation be
tween employees and employers, with
the public militantly insistent that
some end be made to a struggle
which not only imposes huge losses
upon all, including the business pub
lic of the cities affected, but which
menaces the very life of the indus
try from which New England draws
so large a proportion of her income."
It is likely or possible that a con
siderable part of the New England
textile industry be moved to the
South, Columbia and other commu
nities of South Carolina desiring
manufacturing industries should lose
no time in presenting to the New
Englanders the inducements they
have to offer for them.
The Manchester Union is an old
and highly respectable newspaper and
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when it says a great part of the New
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