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VOI a7 r EDGEFIELD, S. C., -WEDNESDAY, Aug., 23, 1922 No- 29
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Ridge Association Soon to
Meet. Preached First
Sermon. New Su
The Ridge Association meets here
Thursday and Friday of this week,
with the Baptist Church, and many
committees have been appointed to
make all arrangements, and from re
ports of each, the association prom
ises to be a very pleasant one, as
far as local arrangements go.
The program is a very attractive
one, and from this point of view, the
meeting will be very profitable, Dr.
McGlothlin, of Furman, being one
of the speakers.
There are about 18 churches in
this association, and ahout 100 del
egates are expected.
Mr. John Owen Smith, the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Smith, of Har
mony, preached on Sunday evening
at the Methodist Church.
This was the first time that he has
preached and he promises to be one
of the leading ministers.
He has fine delivery, and his
thoughts were forcefully expressed,
and as one looked into his splendid
young face, they could also read,
what this noble young christian
would mean for the kingdom of God.
Mr. Smith has a wonderful voice
and he can sing the gospel, as well
as preach it, so he will be a two fold
power in the Master's vineyard, for
many a soul has been brought to
Christ by the power of song.
It was a real pleasure to all to
hear him at this evening service. j
Little Miss Irene Lagrone is now
convalescing after an attack of fe
Mr. James Cull um has joined his
family here, who are at the home of.
Mrs. Cullum's* mother, Mrs. Annie
Mrs. J Howard Payne and Miss
Margaret Helen' Payne and Miss
Hortense Padgett have been visit
ing Mrs. Price Timmerman, at Eu
The Baptist Sunday school gave
$30. toward the establishing of the
bed at the State Park Camp. $100.
was asked from this community by
Miss Mamie Eidson, who is a patient
at the camp.
There is a great need for more
beds, she writes.
Mr. M. W. Clark was sick during 1
the past week and his daughter, Mrs.
Eugene Kneece, with hsr fine sons,
spent a few days with him.
Mrs. Alice Cox has been for a vis
it to relatives at Saluda.
Messrs. John Howard Black and
Oscar Black have gone to Anderson,
to visit in the home of their Uncle,
Mr. J. M. Black.
Mr. and Mrs. Claude Hart and
Walker have gone to Macon, Ga., to
reside, having departed during the
Misses Elliot and Conya Hardy
have arrived to visit in the home of
their father, Mr. J. W. Hardy. They
hold government positions in Wash
ington, and have been away from
home since January, so a warm wel
come awaits them.
Misses Antionette Denny and Ella
Jacobs are expected home next week,
having been in New York attending
a summer school, each taking spe
cial courses. Mrs. Jacobs accompan
ied them, and has been the guest of
relatives during the time.
Mr.. Frank Suber has gone to Sal
uda to visit friends and relatives.
Miss Luelle Norris, accompanied
by her friends, Miss Troeger and Mr.
Troeger, of Columbia, has been for
a short visit to the home folks.
Mr. Epting, of Newberry, has
been visiting his sister, Mrs. Thomas
Mrs. J. E. Branson, and her sons,
Messrs. William, Sam, and Joe Bran
son, of Ninety Six, spent Sunday
here in the home of Mrs. Branson's
sister, Mrs. Willie Tompkins.
Mrs. Harris Dohrin has returned
from a week's stay in New York.
Mr. Thomas Stevens has gone to
Durham, N. C., having accepted a
Mrs. Ethel Hester Cox, of Colum
bia, has been spending a while here
Miss Pearl White, and Eleanor
and Ray Ivy have been visiting their
Aunt, Mrs. Georgia Turner.
Mr. Halford, of Barnwell, has
been' for a visit to Mr. and Mrs.
Miss Annie Holmes Harrison has
returned from Columbia.
Mr. Alexander, the newly elected
Supt. of the High School, has been
here during the past week, looking
into the school work and making
arrangements. He and his wife will
arrive soon and take up their abode
in the school manse, of the campus.
School will open on Monday, Sept.
Mrs. Thomas Mitchell of Leesville
has been visiting her cousin, Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Gerard Tarrant and
little son, of McCormick, are spend
ing a few weeks in the home of Mr.
Miss Mary Walker is at home from
a visit to friends in. Newberry.
Dr. and Mrs. Olin Sawyer were
the recipients of much social atten
tion while here on a visit, and two of
the most pleasant affairs given them
were the afternoon and evening par
ty given in their honor by their sis
ters, Misses Clara, Maud and Gladys
In the afternoon Rook was enjoy
ed, there being twelve tables, and the
hostesses were assisted in receiving
by their sisters, Mrs. Henry Clarie,
of Aiken, and Mrs. Horace Wright,
Mrs. Sawyer was presented a love
ly necklace of beads. Block cream
and cake were served.
In the evening Bridge was enjoy
ed, there being about thirty six cou
ples. The occasion was a very happy
one,, and there was a pleasant inter
mingling of warn friends. Dr. Saw
yer having resided here until his
Mrs. J. W. Marsh was hostess dur
ing the past week at two beautiful
afternoon parties, at her attractive
summer home "Breezy Heights," the
affair being in:-honor of -her-sisters;
Mrs. Wilson and Mrs. Isom, of Spar
tanburg, and Mrs. Grady Hazel.
There were about 75 friends in
vited to meet the honorees, one half
of these coming each afternoon.
The first afternoon after a lively
game of Rook, the honorees were
presented with lovely pictures, and
the second afternoon, with boxes of
correspondence cards. Tempting re
freshments were served at both par
The affairs were both, ones of
Miss Paula Heaton is at home
from a visit to friends and relatives
in Springfield, being accompanied
home by Miss Louise Felder.
Miss Dessie Dean, of Saluda, is
the guest of friends.
Mrs. Eugene McAlpine, and chil
dren, of Hartsville, are visiting in
the home of the former's father, Dr.
S. G. Mobley.
Misses Janie and Inez Rhoden
have returned from Macon, Ga.,
where they visited their grandmoth
er, Mrs. Wheeler.
Miss Corrie Johnston is visiting
her cousin, Miss Evelyn Johnson.
Miss Emmie Tompkins is at home
from a visit to relatives in Edgefield.
Dr. and Mrs. W. C. Connerly have
been for a short visit to Mn ^na Mrs.
David Phillips, at Springfield.
Dr. Horace Wright, of George
town, has joined his wife here, and
is visiting his sisters and brothers.
Miss Fulton, of Greenwood, is
spending a few days here with her
sister, Mrs. W. S. Brooke.
Miss Fulton is in charge of one of
the homes at Connie Maxwell or
phanage, having been here for the
past two years, and on Wednesday
evening at the Baptist prayer meet
ing, told something of the hospital,
the home life, and other phases that
Mr. Frank Suber has been visiting
Notice To Executive
The County Executive Committee
will meet at Edgefield, on Thursday
the 31st. of August to tabulate the
votes and declare the result of the e
J. H. Cantelou,
Edgefield, S. C.,
August 23, 1922.
State Facing Acute ?oa?
Conditions as regards the'. cos
supply are so acute in South-'.Care
lina and in the entire country -.tha
the useless or unnecessary v;?se j,o
hydro electric power for, hea^^pi
trie signs, white ways, street list?n
and possibly moving picture '..-show
will have to be stopped, Frank .. -W
Shealy, chairman of the ' railxoa
commisson, said yesterday upon hi
return from Washington. ,_>>-i^ '
Mr. Shealy was deeply imprc^se
with the acuteness of ; thevsit|&tib.
and he was most emphatic Vin. " hi
statement that unless . the strictes
economy was practiced suffevin;
might result. Mr. Shealy has ?bee:
in Washington for over a week-van
there he saw daily the great lejrnei
Hundreds of officials are crowd
ing into the capital in an effort-1
get coal. South Carolina is possibl;
as well off as any of the states, Mi
Shealy found. The situation is bai
all over the country.
'"The supply of coal so far as th
nation is concerned, is less than ha
ever been known," Mr. Shealy de
dared. While in Washington h
made temporary arrangements witl
the federal fuel administrator, tba
if maintained, will prevent actua
suffering in South Carolina., T^ith
out the observance . of this agree
ment there is bound to be suffering
Mr. Shealy said. Even under ; thi
arrangement some of the lower das;
industries will likely be forced t<
shut down, Chairman Shealy point?e
The following statement was mad<
by chairman Shealy upon his return
Must Have Cooperation.
"Conditions will be much benefit
ted with the thorough cooperador
of the public, which even ?nder pres
ent arrangements is absolutely ncc
essary to prevent inconvenience, anc
actual suffering during .the^SM
months to many of the citizens' oi
this state. It is my opinion at this
time that all useless or unnecessarj
use of hydro electric power now usec
in heavy electric signs, white ways
unnecessary street lighting, possiblj
moving picture shows and things ol
that kind, will necessarily have to bi
"Along this line the public car
give much cooperation to the gover
nor and the railroad commission ir
relieving the condiions above stated,
Some of the lower class industries
no doubt will have to close down a?
has already been done in many in
stances in the greater portion of the
United States. The diversion of the
hydro electric power used at this
time for what would be termed as
non-essentials will greatly aid. How
long this state of affairs will exist
no one seems to be able to prophesy.
Some to Get Coal.
"The cotton oil mills, as food pro
ducing utilities have the promise,
under present conditions, of one
third of their normal supply. As to
gas plants, ice plants and similar
utilities it is hoped to maintain con
tinued operation, allowing where
possible hydro electric power to be
substituted in place of steam. It may
become necessary that a portion of
these utilities will have to be put on
short time where it is possible to do
"What should be done and what
is -expected of the public is not to be
stampeded but to cooperate with the
governor and the commission and
every effort should be used to ob
tain other fuel for domestic and
other purposes where wood can be
Rules and regulations governing
the distribution of what coal be
comes available will be given to the
public at the earliest possible time.
Mr. Shealy has undertaken to place
the facts as they actually exist so
that the public may know the serious
state of affairs that it is facing now.
Mr. Shealy was able to get certain
rules adopted by the federal commit
tee that were in use by his own com
mittee prior to the issuance of regu
lations by the federal distributor
that will have a tendency co do away
with a great amount of red tape, but
accurate figures must be furnished
to the state distributor or results
will not be what they would other
Three Fundamentals in the
The Index Journal wishes to again
set forth the three fundamentals, as
it'sees them, in the matter of viola
tions of the Volstead act.
.Whether we like it or not, whether
it was made possible in the way it
should and other kindred questions
are now purely academic. Prohibi
tion is the law of the land. It is not
only organic law but it is statute
Officers of the law have no choice,
no alternative. Even in counties
where the sentiment is overwhelm
ingly against the law, if there are
any such, the officers of the law
have no excuse to refuse to enforce
Our first fundamental then is: The
prohibition law should be rigidly en
Officers have a hard job enforcing
any law. All of us know that. Town
officers have their hands full in
looking after the ordinary run of
things. County officers, particularly
sheriffs, have a great variety of du
ties to perform. In this state in the
last few years the sheriffs have been
kept on the run collecting or trying
to collect debts. They have to serve
papers. They have to collect back
taxes. In every county in the south
probably a large per cent of the time
bf this office is taken up with mat
ters of this kind.
But violation of the law, any law,
comes before debt collecting. Prop
erty is "good for taxes" as we say
and a delay of a day or a week or a
month will not matter much where
taxes have gone unpaid for several
The prohibition law should be en
forced and if the job is too big for
one man, two men, five men or what
not, the officers responsible should
come out and tell the people who
have elected them that help is need
ed and why.
jfcj 'Cur .second fundamental is that
officers should be more than brave
and tactful. They must be above re
proach themselves. It is a great thing
for any officer when it is said of him
that his private life and conduct is
Our third fundamental is that too
many good citizens, good in the
sense that they are law abiding in
every sense, are buying whiskey. The
men who make whiskey make it to
sell, not to be poured out.
This sort of thing tends to blind
the average officer as to his duty.
He knows his duty, but when he sees
men of standing and of influence as
patrons of the bootlegger, it is nat
ural for him to be affected thereby.
To him it seems that people talk one
way for effect but, like Goldberg's
cartoon, "It does not mean any
Think about these things. Condi
tions are not improving and we need
to get down to the heart of the sit
Rigid enforcement of the prohibi
tion law is our first suggestion in
this county. Put it above everything
else for a while. If more men are
needed let the officers say so. Bet
ter to pay the salaries of half a doz
en worthwhile men than to have a
murder every few weeks, to say
nothing of the economic waste which
the bootlegging business amounts to
as things are.-Greenwood Index
Woman's Missionary Union.
To be held at Mount Zion, August
31st and September 1st.
Devotions-W. M. U. Watchword,
Philippians 4:13, Mrs. A. T. Allen.
Welcome-Rev. P. B. Lanham,
Response-Mrs. T. J. Briggs, Har
dy's W. M. S.
Introduction of visitors and new
Roll call of Woman's Mission So
cieties, each responding with the
best feature of their society this year
or since annual meeting.
Recognition of Honor Roll socie
Report of presidents of divisions:
(1) Mrs. W. B. Cogburn, (2) Mrs.
Prescott Lyon, (3) Mrs. J. M. Bus
Report of Miss Kellah Fair, treas
Report of Mrs. J. L. Mims, super
Address-Mrs. Eva Harris, presi
dent Western division.
News from Jacksonville Conven
tion, Mrs. Abner Broadwater.
Greetings from Mr. 0. Sheppard,
Moderator of Edgefield Association
for twenty-five years.
Miscellaneous. Appointment of
committee on Time and Place. Reso
Y. W. A. Session. 2 p. m.
Miss Emmie Lanham presiding.
Devotions-Mark 14:18, Mrs. H.
H. Smith, Jr., Edgefield.
Report of superintendent, Miss
Recognition of all auxiliaries and
R. A. leaders, each telling the best
feature of their work since last an
Distribution of Honor Roll badges.
Message from State Superinten
dent of Y. W. A., Mrs. G. E. Davis.
Address-The 20th Century Op
portunity for the Young Woman's
Auxiliary, Miss Flora Barrett, grad
uate nurse and student at the Train
Suggestions and Report from
chairman Mission Study, Mrs. B. L.
"The Training School"-Miss Min
Address-Rev. A. T. Allen, pastor
First Baptist Church of Edgefield.
Mrs. Mamie N. Tillman presiding.
Roll Call of all Sunbeam bands,
each responding with a song or
Honor Roll societies recognized.
Talk by Miss Flora Barrett.
"Why We Know What We Know"
-exercise by leader and children.
Address-Mrs. W. J. Hatcher.
Hymn and Prayer.
Report on Personal Service, Mrs.
W. G. Wells.
Report on Hospital, Miss Martha
Bell... . '
Orphanage, Miss Emmie Broad
Literature, Mrs. T. J. Briggs.
Margaret Fund, Mrs. Luther Brun
Obituary, Mrs. J. H. Courtney.
Election of officers.
Reading of Associational Policy.
Consecration Service led by Mrs.
A. T. Allen, watchword 1923, II Cor.
Remarkable That lt Is An
"There are states in the Union
Virginia to a great extent-where
law enforcement is accepted as a
matter of course. Respect for law
should not be an issue, yet it is a
fact that state campaigns in South
'Carolina from time to time are
based upon that issue-law and or
The foregoing observations from
the Spartanburg Herald are entirely
pertinent. No other state of this Re
public is considering th?! question
whether or not 400 or 500 convicts
shall be pardoned in a year. In any
other state the suggestion of it 1
would be set down as preposterous. 1
In South Carolina the practica, ab- '
olition of the courts and the jures 1
is an issue. The matter is serious- ^
otherwise it would be laughable. J
The people do not require all the J
candidates to speak plainly. It is not
possible for more than 25 or 50 cases
to arise in South Carolina in one j
year where the employment of exec
utive clemency would be needed to
prevent a miscarriage of justice. So
much every sensible man knows.
Were every candidate for governor i
to pledge himself not to pardon more k
than 25 convicts nor to commute
more than 25 sentences in a year, 1
hundreds of friends and kindred of
men whose liberty rv life is in dan- '
ger from the law would lose interest *
in the primary.
The object of the appearance of <
the candidates before the people is J
to give the tfeoifle opportunity to get
out of them what they want to do if
elected. The people of South Caro
lina seldom heckle the candidates.- .
FOR SALE: My residence on Ad- ?
dison street where I now live. Large ?
lot and water and sewerage connec
tion on street in front of house, i
C. M. MELLICHAMP. ?
Legion To Meet At New
Many American Legion members
'rom this section hope to attend the
lational convention at New Orleans
n October. The following dispatch
:rom New Orleans tells of plans un
ler way for the entertainment of the
"Meet me on the levee," will be
;he slogan of thousands of American
Legion members who come to the
Legion national convention at New
Drleans next October. For the Le
rion convention sessions will be held
jn the basin of the Mississippi rivera
A large covered pier-nearly one
thousand feet long and 400 feet wide
-astride the levee and parallel Jfco
the Father of Waters will be the:
scene of national convention delib
erations. The pier is located in the
downtown district-just two blocks;
from Canal street, the main thor
On th*? river side the pier floor is
two feet lower than on the opposite
side, and the intervening incline or?
svhich row upon row of chairs will be
placed will afford every person ' a
direct view of the speakers' rostrum.
New Orleans will be able to seat
14,000 delegates and visitors in thes
mammoth structure. One half of the
vast floor space will be devoted to;
the convention proper; the other half
to telephone and telegraph booths,
committee rooms, lunch and rest
rooms, ticket-validating offices and.
concession booths. The stage will,
seat fifty persons. Immediately in
front of the rostrum will be the press:
tables, to seat 150 newspaper corres
To minimize the danger of fire.
Chief Evans of the New Orleans fire
department will station a chemical
engine at each end of the pier and.
cvill scatter scores of fire extinguish
ers throughout the assembly space
The flooring is of wood block, set.
closely together, so as. to reduce the
danger' from burning cigarette or
cigar stubs. Special fire insurance
tvil 1 be carried on the ware house
during the convention.
The interior of the building will
be elaborately decorated wich the
flags of all allied powers and with
Legion emblems and bannerc. A
touch of New Orleans atmosphere
will be brought to the delegates by
the placing in convention hall of
paim trees and miniature live oaks*
dung with the moss which flourishes
only in Lousiana.
Amplifers and magna vox equip
ment will be installed to guard a
gainst any trouble with acoustics.
The Legion Committee will spend.
$10,000 in preparing the pier forr
convention use. .
Streets leading to convention hall,
will be illuminated by thousands of
electric bulbs. The convention com
mittee estimates there will be space
for the parking of 5,000 automobiles
at one time, near the buildng.
Greenwood Index Journal.
The county campaign meeting was
rield at McKendree church on last
Saturday. A large crowd was pres
ent. A good number of the candi
dates spoke. After the speaking din
ier was prepared which consisted of
lash, loaf and pickles together with
i bountiful supply of pies, cakes,,
custards, ice cream and lemon ade.
3uite a nice little sum was realized
ifter expenses were paid which will
ro for church expenses. We wish to
;hank the candidates and good peo-,
pie for their generosity.
Messrs. Hollie Turner, J. O. Mc
3ary and Alton Mc Cary were
jleasant visitors in this community
Saturday night and Sunday.
Miss Augusta Walton spent Sun
lay night with Miss Mottie Buzzhart.
Misses Fannie Mae and Ivey Cor
ey of Bradley are spending some
;ime with Miss Mottie Buzhart.
Miss Frances Devore of Way
Uross spent Saturday night and
Sunday with Mrs. F. P. Walker of
Quite a number of the McKenclree
)eople attended the meeting at Ste
vens Creek and enjoyed the preach
ng very much.
Mr. and Mrs. Jess Devore spent
Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. G. B.
Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Turner spent
Sunday evening with Mr. and Mrs.
r. C. Buzhart. E. F. Turner.