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Motor Licenses Bring in
The total collection from the sale
of automobile licenses for the year
to date, including figures for June
30, was announced as $689,277.66 by
L. H. Thomas, secretary of the state
highway commission, yesterday. At
the same time Mr. Thomas announced
that the accruals to the counties so
far this year, including June, under
the 80 per cent clause was $551,422,
In the amounts to be returned to
the counties Greenville leads the state
with $51,449.97 and incidentally this
figure establishes a recrod for all
counties. Greenville has so far had
more money for the six months of
1922 than any county for a full year
during any past 12 months. Among
the other larger amounts to go back
to the counties for six months may be
mentioned Richland with $45,452.52,
Spartanburg with $39,511.33 and An
derson with $34,753.96.
The total registration of motor ve
hicles, including June, was 77,833
automobiles, 6,616 trucks, 39 trail
ers, 497 motorcycles and 422 dealers.
Last year the registration was 83,349
automobiles, 7,197 trucks, 59 trail
ers, 756 motorcycles and 669 dealers.
These were the figures for the full 12
Another interesting fact brought
out by the figures of Secretary Thom
as was that for all of last year 1,384
registrations or transfers from one
owner to another were recorded,
while for the first six months of this
.year only 785 had been recorded.
This would indicate that fewer used
cars are changing hands.
Beaufort, Charleston, Cherokee,
Dorchester, Greenville, Oconee, Pick
ens and Spartanburg have already
received more money from the motor
vehicle license fund for the six
months of this year than they did for
the full 12 months of 1921.
While several of the counties have
made progress and gone ahead of last
year's registrations, a number are
still behind and doing practically
nothing to increase the revenue for
themselves. The state department
has urged the counties to enforce the
law and to employ inspectros to ap
prehend hte violators. Several have
done this and they have been reward
ed by additional cash in the county
The Cost of Living.
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ries with someTfflry*W?c^^^^R
cessities with others ,according to the
station in life. To be fair, however,
let us include in the cost of living
those items necessary to comfort,
health and mental and spiritual wel
fare, such as food, clothing, shelter,
education, etc. To the average man,
the cost of living includes only those
items for which he must pay out mon
ey, and taking this basis for discus
sion, the farmer who goes into his
garden and gathers his vegetables for
dinner; who produces bis own poul
try and eggs, who makes his own milk
ter and has sufficient cream and milk
for his table; who has berries and
fruits in season and cans for winter
use, has a lower cost of living than
the farmer who pays out cash for
tb ese items. It is true that it takes
some time to give proper attention
to the orchard, the garden, the cows
and the poultry and hogs," but the cost
in time is slight indeed compared to
? the time it takes to earn the money
to purchase these same items at the
A West Texas farmer, who, a few
years ago, was an East Texas cotton
farmer, recently remarked that
whereas he failed to live and board at
home in East Texas where it was
comparatively easy to produce an
abundance and a variety for his ta
ble, that in West Texas he was pro
educing fully f75 per cent of all food
consumed on his table, and trading
produce for the other 25 per cent.
This farmer has paid for a half sec
tion of land by the sale of his major
crops because he did not have to pay
out this money to square up with the
merchant and the banker at harvest
The farmer on his own land who
does not have a berry patch, an or
chard, a garden, poultry, dairy cows
and a few hogs does not deserve suc
cess, nor does he get it often enough
to make farming profitable. The own
er of a farm who rents it on shares,
or even for cash, is missing an op
portunity to make his farm more
profitable by not providing an or
chard and by not insisting that his
tenant should produce his own dairy,
poultry and meat products as well)
as his vegetables. Any tenant who is
capable of appreciating the value of j
these items in his cost of living is in
telligent enough to make a valuable
jnan on any farm.-Farm and Ranch.
Greenville Soon to be Mecca
Columbia, July 5.-Four weeks
from next Sunday begins the sessions
of the Baptist Summer Assembly
that meets this year on Furman
campus in Greenville, July 30 to
Some of the finest platform talent
in America will appear on the pro
gram. Wm. L. Poteat, President of
Wake Forest, Wm. Spencer Currell,
of the State University, Booth Low
rey, author and lecturer, all appear
in a series of popular lectures. .
Prominent Baptist leaders from
this and other states ..will appear in
various phases of the werk and
church life, Sunday schools,, young
people's societies, and many other
phases of religious work will be pre
sented to the preachers and laymen.
Board and comfortable quarters
have been arranged for in the college
buildings and hundreds of Baptists
all over the state are expected to
avail themselves of an opportunity
to spend a profitable vacation near
the mountains. Sec. Thos. J. Watts
and his staff at the Baptist Headquar
ters have spared no pains to make
this summer's assembly a success,
and will gladly furnish suggestions
to churches and individuals desiring
Why Raise Animals?
Livestock raising has several ad
vantages and not the least of these
is that the animals need regular and
persistent attention and this means
employment for labor. With crops
only, farmers are worked very hard
during certain seasons of the year,
I as, for instance, in cotton-chopping
time, harvest time ,and at other sea
sons there may be very little in the
form of productive employment. An
imal husbandry requires thought and
painstaking care and this is a change
from strictly hand and muscle-tiring
Raising crops and selling them re
moves much fertility from the soil
and this will mean sooner or later,
impoverished soil and poorer farm
ers. Animals, with "crops to feed them
and pastures to graze them, give
growers a profitable disposition for
feed and the facilities for enriching
soil so that soil becomes better and
yields larger, with other advantages
mentioned for profitable returns.
It is a fact that the number of
hands used in tilling farms intensive
ly may be reduced with the attend
ant cost and the /worry and vexation
of risk by raising animals, grazing
Winter work is also provided where
one has animals and takes care of
them, whereas with crops only there
may be little to do when the ground
is too wet to plow or the temperature
is too low to enable one to do much
work. Such work as hauling out and
spreading manure may be done in
most any kind of weather. Cows must
be milked, pigs fed, horses and mules
taken care of regardless of weather.
But if these animals were not kept,
many farmers would not work much
when the weather is very hot of quite
cold.-Farm and Ranch.
Vice-President Offers Remedy
Fredericksburg, Va., July 6.-Vice
President Coolidge speaking here to
night, offered a remedy for the un
rest which he said is filling the world.
"The world today is filled with
great impatience. Men are disdainful
of the things that are, and are cred
uously turning towards those who as
sert that a change of institution
would somehow bring about an era
"It is not a change that is needed
in our constitution and laws so much
as there's need of living in accordance
with them. The most "fundamental
precept of them all, the right to life,
liberty and the pursuit of happiness,
has not yet been brought into uni
versal application. It is not our in
stitutions that have failed; it is our
executions of them that has failed."
The vice-president also deplored
that the Americans should be known
as "dollar chasers" simply because
they have prospered.
Six Per Cent Money
All land owners desiring loans on
farm lands at 6 per cent interest for
a period of 5 to 33 years can apply
through the Peoples Bank of Edge
field, S.-C., representative for The
First Carolinas Joint Stock Land
Bank of Columbia, S. C. Straight
loans; no commissions.
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Edgefield, S. C.
July 4th, 1922.
Buy a FORD and bank the
A President and His Dog.
From time immemorial, man has
looked upon the dog as one of his
best friends. Some of the best things
in English literature have been writ
ten about our canine friends and
they have many deeds of heroism and
fidelity to their credit. Not many
years ago a "doggerel" (please par
don the pun) entitled "A Yellow
Dog's -Love for a Nigger" was quite
popular and it hasn't been so very
long since a Congressman won con-"*
siderable notoriety by reciting in Con
gress another doggerel to the effect
that "I don't care if he is a hound,
you've got to quit kicking, my dog
And now comes President Harding
to intercede with the Governor of
Pennsylvania for the life of "Dick,"
a dog that was condemned to die be
cause he was the property of ,an
alien. He made his plea for the dog's
life not as President of this great
country but as a kindly man whose
heart was touched by the pathetic
story about a dog and his poor immi
grant master. But ne intimated that
if the State laws were powerless to
save Dick's life, it would be his pleas
ure to exercise Executive clemency
on an appeal. He recalled that one of
the saddest memories of his life was
the forced killing of a dog that he
loved. Perhaps the President hasn't
won many votes "down South" by his
action but he has won thousands of
William Allen White, author and
editor, of Emporia, Knasas, declares
in a statement in his newspaper, the
Emporia Gazette, that a boy who
would take a stray dog to the city
pound to be killed, for a qurater, is
too mean to live himself. Mr. White's
animals brought to the city pound by
boys and his comment thereon is
worthy of quotation alongside of the
incident cited above.
"What's the matter with this city
administration anyhow?" inquires
the Kansas author. "Were they nev
er boys? Here they are, advertising
to give boys 25 cents for each stray
dog brought into the city pound to
be killed. Doesn't the City Adminis
tration know that the boy who would
deliberately bring a stray dog to the
city pound to be killed for two bits
ought to be killed himself
'Don't they know that boys are
not so hard hearted? Don't they know
that the average boy would rather
earn two bits mowing a lawn, with a
straight string of boys to march by
him to the swimming hole, than see
a stray dog killed?
"The advertisement had in it the
meanest inference amout Emporia
boys that ever has been made.
'Think of the kind of boy who
valued a quarter above the life of a
dog-a stray dog-any dog on
"Don't Kill My Birds."
A Plains farmer has placed in
front of his farm a large, well-paint
ed, durable sign which says in letters
that can be read at a distance. "Don't
kill my birds."
The economic value of birds is be
ing more generally recognized since
destructive insects 'have multiplied in
proprotion to the decrease in the in
sectivorous bird population.
Hackberry gall worms are making
havoc among shade trees in Dallas,
and other places, and when asked if
they were not a new pest, the city
forester said: "We have had them
right along, but when birds were
more plentiful they lessened the dam
age done by them to such an extein
;hat it was not serious. If the birds
are not protected better in future
than in past years moth city and coun
try will pay a big price for neglecting
a duty we owe the birds for the ser
vice they have rendered. If we contin
ue destroying birds, toads, lizards and
other enemies of insects we must pay
a higher cost for producing crops as
well as fruit, flowers and trees."
Farm and Ranch.
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World Educational Con
Plans are 'being made for a world
educational conference to be held in
"fri?n is sending mvifSTT
five countries to join America in this
conference, and it is believed that
many will accept.
It is hoped that in this conference?
an International Education Associa
tion shall be born.
The report of the legislation com
mission of the National Educational
Association, which is urging the
world cnoference, declares that ua
large percentage of teachers in Amer
ican public schools has neither the
education nor the professional train
ing necessary for efficient service."
If this charge is true it is very se
The responsibility of the teacher is
grave, and no person should be per
mitted to teach who does not pos
sess the necessary vital qualifications.
Those advocating the world con
ference do not say how they expect
to make an improvement in the qual
ifications of the teachers, but if the
charge is true there is no doubt that
something must be don quickly.
A teacher should first of all like
the work of the teacher.
A teacher should have talent and
Nobody should seek a teacher's po
sition because of the need of a job.
As a rule good teachers are born,
Aptitude for the teacher's work is
America needs progress in educa
We must depend upon education
for the preservation of the things we
count most desirable and worth while.
Success to the conference!
Don't say shock absorbers
say "Hasslers."-Y. M. C.
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stenciled in oils on best quality of
sanitas. All orders will be promptly
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Edgefield, S. C.
FOR SALE: A limited quantity of
Batte's Prolific corn for seed at $2.00
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