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President-Elect Mellon of Uni
versity Addresses Grad
Know thyself, avoid egotism and
pride, call no man common, avoid
excesses of every sort and "love thy
^neighbor as thyself-so W. D. Mel
ton, president-elect of the University
?of South Carolina, speaking on
"Some Suggestions on Life and Lead
ership," yesterday morning advised
the members of the graduating class
of the university, who yesterday re
ceived their diplomas and passed out
of the university walls. In the Chris
tian philosophy, Dr. Melton said, they
would find the one perfect guide in
life and living and in no other.
Mr. Melton will assume the presi
dency of the university July 1, suc
ceeding Dr. W; S. Currell, who has
resigned to become the dean of the
university graduate school.
"Never before as today," Mr. Mel
ton said, "was there such an un
precedented challenge to authority,
never so inveterate a hatred between
nation and nation, between man and
man, never so abnormal an adversi?n
to work, never so gross a materialism
.'? as opposed to the spiritual in human
"These conditions are not the re-,
suit of the great war. Though the
war may have aggravated them to a
considerable extent they were mani
festing themselves before the war
and indeed contributed largely to
bringing it about. The causes lie deep
in the hearts and souls of the human
beings who make up humanity. The
great war seems indeed to have ac
complished nothing of good. It cost
.$338,000,000,000 in money, it involv
ed 59,000,000 men and women in ac
tual fighting, it cost the lives of more
than 8,000,000 of the noblest and
best young men and women of the
world and did not even have the good
effect of ending war.
Crimes Stalk in Land.
"In our own land conditions are
far from resasuring. Murder, suicide,
burglary, robbery, theft, crimes of
every nature and kind seems to be
the order of the day. The spirit of re
volt is abroad on the earth. There is
revolt against governnment, revolt
against established customs, revolt
against social discipline,, revolt
against your fellow men, revolt
against religion and God. 'Man's in
humanity to man makes countless
thousands mourn.' Your outlook is
nnon a world at strife.
"But these are not the words of a
coward. God did not create you and
i your alma mater did not educate and
train you to be quitters. God and
your alma mater demand and confi
dently expect that you will accept the
challenge of the times in the senti
ment expressed by Rupert Brooke,
the gifted English poet who lost his
life in the Mediterranean campaign:
'Now God be thanked who has match
ed me with His hour.' "
The day is a day for leaders, Mr.
Melton said, and it was his intention
he told the graduates, to point out
to them certain qualities which have
made and characterized the greatest
leaders of mankind.
"Among the first of these," he said,
"is 'know thyself.' Leave off that
which is evil and cultivate that which
it good. Don's meditate too much on
your limitations. Never say, 'I can't.'
Failures are frequently of good, and
it takes a certain amount of audacity
to lead. He who takes no chances
makes little gains, but never put to
the hazard your integrity or your
Avoid Egotism, Pride.
"Avoid egotism and pride. 'Pride
goeth before destruction and a
haughty spirit before a fall.' Don't
get it into your heads that because
you are a college graduate you are
better than other people. You have
a tremendous advantage over other,
people who have not had a college
education, but while maintaining
your self-respect at all times be care
ful not to maki? others feel humiliat
ed' or embarrasud because of the lack
of an education. They feel the lack
of it without your calling it to their
"I heard Dr. Mitchell say a few
days ago that one of the points press
ed upon her audience by Lady Astor,
formerly a Virginia girl, and unques
tionably a great leader, was this, as
she expressed it, 'To me hath God
shown that I should call no man com
mon.' I ?U&$$fcbelieve that any man is
common any more than I believe
that all men are created equal as is
?Set forth in the Declaration of In
dependence, but why tell him so. If a
man is common he knows it without
your telling him, and it does not help
him or make for his uplift or your
happiness for you to rub it in. And
after all is said on the subject no
man is common and every man is
equal before the law and before God.
Plea For Temperance.
"The next warning falls easily into
line. Avoid excesses of every sort,
excessive working, excessive playing,
excessive eating,' excessive sleeping
,and above all excessive drinking. In
temperance is today as it has always
been the greatest evil of the times.
Just as it is unnecessary for women
to bedaub and besmear their faces
with powder and paint, like savages,
so youth needs no stimulant.
"There are many philosophies of
life and living, the Epicurean, who
finds the summum bonum in the
greatest pleasure; the Ascetics, who
go to the extreme to make life merely
the time for preparation for eternity,
and then the Stoics and their su
preme patience and acquiescence
with things as they are. 'Whatever
is is right.' I admire the patient res
ignation to the will of God as incul
cated in philosophy of the Stoic. They
approached nearest to Christianity
but they neglected the human ?l?
ment. It is human to suffer pain and
it is human to enjoy pleasure.
"The Christian philosophy, em
bodied in the life and teachings of
Jesus Christ, added the human ele
ment: 'Thou shalt love the Lord thy
God with all thy heart and with all
thy soul and with all thy mind. This
is the first and greatest command
ment. And the second is like unto it.
Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thy
"This is the Christian philosophy:
The fatherhood of God, the brother
hood of man-a philosophy to live by
and a philosophy to die by."
Sending Photographs Through
A few weeks ago the newspapers
reported that a photograph of the
King of Italy had been dispatched
from the wireless station at Nauen
in Germany and reproduced by the in
struments at our own station at Bar
Harbor. The remarkable feat is the
result of years of experimenting by
electrical experts all over the world.
The experiments began before.wire
less communication was possible,
when the object was to send photo
miles away an exact duplicate 01 any
photograph or of any piece of writ
ten copy that has been inserted in
the apparatus. Such messages, which
are already so practical that newspa
per correspondents use them, are
called Belinograms in Paris. As long
ago as last October, M. Briand, just
before he started for the conference
in Washington, wrote with his own
hand this message: "Je me rejouis a
la pens?e d'aller a Washington (I
rejoice at the thought of going to
Washington)," and it was reproduced
in recognizable autograph form. In
that case not even was there any re
sort to wires. The messages came by
wireless to the Bar Harbor station.
Whether the photograph of the King
of Italy to which we referred was
sent by the Belin process or by a
modification of it we do not know.
The thnig seems uncanny; for any
one except an expert in such matters
it is difficult, not to say impossible,
to describe. And yet M. Belin who has
worked on the problem for twenty
six years, and the French Academy
of Science, to which the invention
was officially explained a few weeks
ago, take it calmly. In time we shall
probably come to think of it as a
commonplace of our daily life. It is
not likely that the ordinary telephone
subscriber will ever make much use
of the invention, but for telephonic
messages where secrecy is important,
for the transmission of news or of
pictures to the newspapers in distant
cities and for the sue of the police in
sending out photographic descriptions
of criminals, it seems certain to be of
value. To everyone it is of curious
interest as another example of the
almost unbelievable things that man
kind is doing by means of electrici
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Back to Richmond!
Who of our readers would like to
help an old 'Confederate soldier, who
spent four years of his life in the ser
vice of his Southland and many long
months of that time in a Richmond
hospital, get a last view of the old
scenes of his young manhood days
In Statesboro there is an old sol
dier-he told us on the street today
he is 80 year old-who inevitably is
nearing ^life's sunset. He is an up
right man, a member of one of the
churches of the city. Possessing little
of this world's goods, his life for
years has been a battle against hard
ships. Asked today if he would at
tend the Richmond reunion, his face
became animated and he replied. "I
certainly would love to. I certainly
would." And then he recounted to us
the time he spent in the battle-fields
beyond Richmond while he was in
hearing of the cannon's booming
around Washington; how he became
ill and was brought back to Rich~
mond and placed in a hospital where
he spent many months. "I certainly
would like to get back there once
more, but I wont be able to. My lit
tle pension money hasn't come yet,
arid I need it sorely. Even if it should
come, I might not be able to stand
the trip. I am almost worn out."
And we wondered if among the
hundreds of this old man's friends
there might be someone who would
find pleasure in offering him the trip 1
to Richmond. He might not be able
to accept, but the offer would not be
wasted;-he" would appreciate it. He
might be able to go if things were
made easy for him.
Does somebody want to tender this
old soldier the trip? Then ask us his
name and go to him in person. Don't
ask through mere curiosity.
If you are able and disposed to
spare the little amount that would
mean so much to him, just content
yourself with wondering who he is,
but keep your question to yourself.
Of course, this old gentleman of
the Sixties will be at Richmond, if he
is physically able to take the trip. No
appeal likt this can be made in Geor
gia-in the South without the desired
response. There is too much devotion^
to the men who followed the Stars
and Bars to admit of any result than
that, by this time, dozens of offers
have been made to him from among
the readers of the Times, to "stake"
him for the reunion tri?.
they want to see their comrades-in
arms again; again to see the battle
flags, and again to hear the Rebel
Yell. They want to fight the fights all
over again, in impassioned conversa
tion, as they gather one with the
other. They believe-and probably
this belief is well founded-that this
meeting at Richmond will be the fi
nal general reunion, and all of them
who can, are anxious to be present.
In future the reunions will be held
to state lines. The men are becoming
too advanced in years to make long
We are sure that the old gentle
man from Bullock will, at the Rich
mond convention, meet at least some
of the warriors he knew when he was
in the uniform, and we wish for him
a safe trip and all the delight that
can come to him-for fine old soldier
he is; fine old soldiers all of them
are !-Augusta Chronicle.
VAN-NIL never disappoints.
Circular on Radio Is Issued by
The Bureau of Standards, of the
United States Department of Com
merce issues a circular entitled:
"Construction and Operation of a
Very Simple Radio Receiving Equip
ment." The pamphlet describes the
construction and operation of an in
expensive radio receiving outfit,
which will enable anyone to hear a
radio code message,1 or music and
voice sent from medium power trans
mitting stations within an area about
the size of a large city, and from high
power stations within 50 miles, pro
vided the waves used by the sending
stations have wave lengths between
600 and 200 meters. The total cost
of such an outfit can be kept below
$10, or if an especially efficient out
fit is desired, the cost may be about
Copies of this circular may be ob
tained by writing to the Bureau of
Standards at Washington, D. C.
FOR SALE I
Any one wishing a copy of the Life
of D. A. Tompkins can procure same
at the store of W. E. Lynch & Co.,
Edgefield, S. C., price $1.25. This
book ought to be read by every young
man in the county.
Notice of Opening of Books for
Enrollment of Voters in
the Democratic Primary
Notice is hereby given that the fol
lowing enrollment committees -have
been appointed to enroll the voters
of Edgefield county for the Demo
cratic Primary for the year 1922,
and as provided by the. Rules of the
Democratic Primary of South Caro
lina. The books of enrollment will be
opened for each club at, the places
herein below designated on June 6th,
1922, and remain open for the enroll
ment of voters through the last Tues
day in July, 1922, after which day
said books will be closed; and within
three days thereafter, each Secretary
of the respective clubs shall transmit
the original roll (book) to the coun
Bacon: J. M. Yonce, secretary; J.
H. Bouknight, W. H. Smith, Place
store of J. M. Yonce.
L Cleveland : S. T. Pettigrew, secre
tary; T. L. Talbert, D. W. Smith.
I Place-store of S. T. Pettigrew.
Colliers: D. T. Mathis, secretary;
W. G. Wells, Joe Hammond. Place
Store of D. T .Mathis.
- Calhoun: W. S. Mobley, secretary;
J. L. Mobley, A. M. Clark. Place
store of J. C. Lewis.
Edgefield No. 1: W. E. Lott, sec
retary; A. H. Corley, L. W. Cheat
ham. Place-Store of B. B. Jones.
, Edgefield No. 2 : J. W. Kemp, sec
hetary; S. B. Mays, J. D. Kemp. Place
-Store of Edgefield Mercantile Co.
Lee: J. W. Cox, secretary; Mrs. T.
R. Denny, John Wright. Place-Store
of Lott, Walker Co.
Long Branch: L. C. Clark, secre
tary; D. G. Derrick, L. S. Yonce.
Place-Store of L. C. Clark.
Meeting Street: J. K; Allen, sec
retary; J. R. Blocker, G. R. Logue.
Place*-Store of C. W. Owdom.
Meriwether: J. A. Thurmond, sec
retary; J. 0. Scott, Dr. Harris Math
is. Place-Store of J. A. Thurmond.
Moss: P. B. West, secretary; L. R.
Branson, Sr., T. P. Morgan. Place
Store of West & Williams.
Pleasant Lane: F. L. Timmerman,
secretary; M. B. Byrd, J. B. Minick.
Place-Store pf F. L. Timmerman.
Red Hill: T. W. Quarles, secretary;
H. W. Quarles, Miss Sallie Smith.
Place-Red Hill Store.
Ropers: John Boswell, secretary;
B. T. Lanham, F. F. Rainsford. Place
-Store of John Boswell.
Hock Hill: J. C. C. Seigler, secre
JCiieciami axe aa ruiiuws:
The voter shall be twenty-one
years of age, or shall become so be
fore the succeeding general election
and be a white democrat. He shall
be a citizen of the United States and
of this State. No person shall belong
to any club or vote in any primary
unless he has resided in the United
States two years and in the county
six months prior to the succeeding
general election and in the club dis
trict 60 days prior to the first pri
mary following his offer to enroll:
Provided, That public school teach
ers and ministers of the Gospel in
charge of a regular organized church
shall be exempt from the provisions
of this section as to residence, if
otherwise qualified. A new enroll
ment is required each election year
under the Primary Rules.
J. H. CANTELOU,
June 5, 1922.
Scholarship and Entrance Exami
The examination for the award of
vacant Scholarships in Winthrop Col
lege and for admission of new stu
dents will be held at the County
Court House on Friday, July 7, at 9
a. m. Applicants must not be less than
sixteen years of age. When Scholar
ships are vacant after July 1, they
will be awarded to those making the
highest average at this examination,
provided they meet the conditions
governing the award. Applicants for
Scholarships should write to Presi
dent Johnson before the examina
tion for Scholarship examination
Scholarships the worth $100 and
free tuition. The next session will
open September 20th, 192?. For fur
ther information and eclogue, ad
dress Pres. D. B. Johnson, Rock Hill,
Eyes scientifically examined and
glasses properly fitted.
GEO. F. MIMS,
Edgefield, S. C.
Bible Thoughts for
AN END TO WORRY :-Be care
i i ful for nothing ; but in everything \
by prayer and supplication with j
! ! thanksgiving let your requests be ;
made known unto God. And the
! peace of God, which passeth all un- !
derstanding, shall keep your hearts ;
i ! and minds through Christ Jesus.- !
; Philippians 4: 6, 7. ;
REWARD OF THE RIGHTEOUS : '
; -Mark the perfect man, and be- \
hold the upright : for the end of
[ that man is peace.-Psalm 37: 37.
RIGHT REASONING :-Let us <
[ \ reason together, saith the Lord: \
though your sins be as scarlet, they 1
! shall be as white as snow.-Isaiah ',
MAN'S APPEAL:-O Lord, re-!
vive thy work in the midst of the
THE ONLY HELP :-For I the
! Lord thy God will hold thy right
hand, saying unto thee, Fear not ; I
will help thee.-Isaiah 41: 13.
DELIVERANCE AT HAND:-I
will be with him in trouble ; I will
deliver him.-Psalm 91: 15.
TREED AND PROVED :-As for '
God, his way is perfect ; the word ',
of the Lord ls tried, he is a buckler
! to all that trust in him.-2 Sam- ;
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