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John and Eleanor's
By ELLA SAUNDERS
(?, 1932, Western Newspaper Dalos.) .
Their dream had come true at last
John and Eleanor looked at each other
with startled eyes, as if unable to be
lieve it After two years of city life
fin apartment modest, but in quite a
nice district-they had their country
The cottage they had always
'dreamed of. It was John who had
found it It was a little, old-fauhloned
place with about half an acre of gar
den, just'within the commuting region,
yet untouched by modernity. There
was not even a bathroom when they
rented lt John had had that put in.
The whole thing had been a surprise
She stood among the hollyhocks
with shining eyes. "It seems too good
to be true," she said. "The dearest
place! John, won't we be happy!"
They were. Eleanor revelled in her
garden. John mowed the lawn in the
evenings. They had no cares, no one
to bother them. In the evenings Elea
nor sewed or read, while John, when
he was not detained at fae office, as
frequently happened, went through his
accounts and correspondence.
"We'll save all the expenses of a
holiday now, dearest" said John. "I
shall simply knock off work for a
couple of weeks and stay here with
That event happened a few weks
after they had moved in. . It was the
latter part of August, scorching hot;
John sat in his shirtsleeves all day
under the big maples, going through
letters and wishing that he had his
stenographer with bim.
"John, dearest," said Eleanor, bend
ing over him, "don't you think you
ought to get a little exercise now that
"I've thought of that,'" answered
John, smoothing down his waistcoat.
"Trouble is, there are no golf links
anywhere for miles around. I wish
some one would start some."
"But, dearest, how about those nice
country walks we planned?"
"Nothing against 'em," answered
John, "except that we've worn out the
"Worn lt out?." queried Eleanor.
"Yep, that's what I said," John an
swered briskly. "We know all the
roads 'round here. We know Farmer
Giles' black cow and Farmer Hen
drick's blue one. We know the pretty
cottage with the jasmine and honey
suckle at the bend of the road. We
know-Oh, everything that's know
able, Including Mrs. Miller's blear-eyed
kid that makes faces at us."
"Oh, I know, I know," said Eleanor
miserably. John was getting tired of
their dream, that was the trouble.
That was why he brought all his work
home. John was moping.
"The clear, starry skies, the wonder
of the dawn, the sound of singing
birds, the music in each rill o?; water
these were not for John. Eleanor
would be glad, for John's sake, when
his holiday came to an end.
Something seemed to be coming be
tween them that autumn. The old,
?sweet confidence seemed gone. Some
times Eleanor would detect her hus
band sitting in his chair, staring
moodily at her. At such times her
heart would beat faster, and she
"Can there be any one else?"
One night she could bear .it no
longer. "John, won't you tell me
what has come between us of late?"
she begged. "Is there-is there some
John kissed her sadly. "No, darling,
just business troubles," he answered.
Could she believe him? Eleanor
looked at him doubtfully. After that
the shadow that had fallen between
them grew blacker and blacker.
"Dear, what'd you say to a little
jaunt to town this evening?" John
asked, "Just to keep in touch with
things. We mustn'st become back
numbers, even if we do live in the
country, must we?"
Eleanor agreed without enthusiasm.
The spell of country life had taken
hold of her. But for John's sake
It was strange being at the theater
again. They watched each other, each
afraid of seeming j too appreciative.
They dined at a fashionable restau
"It ls nice in a way, isn't it Elea
nor?" said John. "But it doesn't come
up to the glories of sunset and dawn,
and the hum of the tree-toads, does
"N-no," said Eleanor.
She was so absorbed in her thoughts
that she did not realize where they
;were going until John helped her out
. of the taxi.
She stared about her. "Why, its oui
old apartment house!" she exclaimed.
Without a word John led the way
- into their old apartment on the ground
\ floor. Eleanor gasped. It was all fur
.nished-ready for occupancy. She
looked at her husband, and a sudden
light came to her.
"Oh, darling!" she cried.
"Did I guess right?"
. "You did. But-but-"
"We'll have our things sent out thia
week, old oaken bucket and all. TU
[attend to it. "You'll stay right here.
This ls where our real life begins."
Twins having arrived, the fathei
J told little Peter that he needn't go to
.school that day.
Little Peter-But wouldn't It be Jusl
as good to tell teacher tomorrow I'v?
j got one new little brother, and nexi
week stay home again and then tali
her Tve got ons more?
Special Funds for Investigation
to be Requested.
'Clemson College, Dec. 4.-At its
recent meeting in Columbia, the
Board of Trustees of Clemson Col
lege considered the matter of further
steps that might be taken by the in
stitution to help solve the boll weevil
problem, and recognizing that prog
ress must be based upon scientific re
search and experimentation, decided
to petition the legislature, that a spe
cial appropriation of $25,000 be made
for this particular purpose.
At the conference held in Colum
bia on November 18 at the call of
Governor Harvey to consider ways
and means of fighting th? pest, this
action of the Clemson Board seems
to have met with much favor, and the
following resolutions, the text of
which was not printed in the press re
ports, were passed by the conference:
Whereas, we have been informed
by President W. M. Riggs of Clemson
College that the Board of Trustees
of the college at its last meeting,
held November 4, thought it wise to
recommend that the next legislature
be requested to appropriate $25,000
to "enable Clemson College to carry
on investigations and experimental
work regarding boll weevil control,
this being especially necessary be
cause many conditions existing in
South Carolina are very different
from those in the cotton states fur
ther west where practically all of the
U. S. Department of Agriculture's ex
perimental work has been carried on.
Therefore, be it
.Resolved, that it is the sense of this
conference that the recommendations
of the Board of Trustees of Clemson
College be hereby endorsed and that
a special bill be introduced and favor
ably enacted upon during the first
week of the meeting of the legisla
ture in January, so that the necessary
funds may be provided to enable
Clemson College to begin the work at
the earliest possible date. Such funds
could be used to great advantage, it
seems to us, in cooperating with the
U. S. Department 'bf Agriculture in
Resolved, further, that our Honor
able Governor be requested to rec
ommend the above proposed action
in his first message to the legislature
at its opening."
Green Feed for Laying Hens.
Clemson College, Dec. 4.-The hen
likes to have a sufficient amount of
green succulence during the winter
months. It is essential for health and
it is also essential for egg production.
Green feed act as a tonic and also as
a laxative, keeping the birds in the'
How are we going to supply this
essential form of feed during the
winter months? One of the most sat
isfactory methods is in the form of
sprouted oats, says Mr. Mehrhof, Ex
tension Poultry Specialist, who says
that other good forms of green feed
are kale, rape, mangel, beets.
The green feed is generally fed
during the middle of the day and is
best fed in open hoppers so that the
floors will not become soiled and
Governor Harvey Purchases
"I count it a privilege to be the
first individual in South Carolina to
purchase a bond in the tuberculosis
Christmas seal and bond sale of
1922," said Governor Wilson G. Har
"I feel that it is not only the privi
lege but the duty of every citizen to
do his share in ridding the state of the
plague that took more than 1,800
lives last year besides bringing illness
and sorrow into thousands of our
The annual tuberculosis Christmas
bond and seal sale opens today and
will be continued until Christmas. It
is only by a liberal purchasing of
these bonds and seals that the terri
ble ravages of the dread disease, Tu
berculosis, can be checked.
Money in Nuts.
Speaking of pecan trees again and
the adaptability of the soil and cli
mate in this part of South Carolina
to the development of the nut-grow
ing industry, we would say that Frank
McGee, of this town, who has recent
ly become one of the landed gentry
has determined to embark in the pe
can-growing industry in a commer
cial way. He has obtained from Mr.
M. O. Dantzler of Orangeburg, choice
specimens of the pecan trees that
have proved to be of the greatest nut
bearing quality.and with the expecta
tion and promise that they will be
equally prolific and profitable in this
part of the State.
Mr. McGee, who had made a per
sonal inspection of the Dantzler pe
can grove at Orangeburg, said yes
terday that last year this grove had
yielded 5,000 pounds of pecans which
had seid' at; $1 the pound, and that,
the demand was always equal to more
that the supply., Growing pecans at
$1 the pound ought to be more profit
able than making cotton at 50 cents.
Wofford Students Make Own
Spartanburg, Nov. 29.-Questions
are now being asked by young men
all over the country concerning op
portunities for self help at the insti
tutions of learning. To answer this
question the following interesting
statistics concerning student earnings
at Wofford have been compiled:
The young men who come to Wof
ford willing and ready to work at
something to help defray his expenses
usually finds an opportunity, to do so.
Last year there were 37 men in Wof
ford college who earned approximate
ly $8,000. Ten of these waited on
tables at the mess hall. Eight were
agents for clothing houses, companies
dealing in athletic goods, shoe repair
ing shops, laundries, etc. Five taught
during spare time, four were pastors j
of nearby mill'churches, three worked |
in stores Saturdays, two kept can
teens, two stayed at an undertaker's;
establishment at night, one ran a
pressing club, one did barber work,
one brought the mail from the post- j
office to the college, one worked at a
newspaper office at night, one paint
ed signs and drew cartoons, one ran
the college infirmary, and one worked
in the treasurer's office at the college.
One of these men is supporting his J
wife and one child, another is paying]
his own and 'brother's expenses in
college, while another is paying off ,
debts which he contracted his first)
year or two in college.
No Wofford student need feel em- f
barrassed because he works to help
pay his expenses. Some of the most
influential and popular men in college
are among those mentioned above.
The personality of the man and his
habits, his attitude toward his fel
lows determine his popularity and his
influence, not the fact that he has or
has not money. It is not an uncom
mon thing for a president of the stu
dent body or a class president, a fra
ternity member, a minister's son who
receives free tuition, or popular mem
bers of the socalled society set, to1 be
actually paying most of his college
expenses by. working during his spare
hours. The men thus employed find
time to do their studying and enter
into the college activities as well.
vThe above does not take into con
sideration at all the men who assist
their parents in a financial way by
summer work, nor does it account for
men who have profited by loan funds.
There are a number of loan funds
from which deserving young men may
borrow money at a low rate of inter
est, payable within a reasonable time
after graduation. These funds are
furnished by churches, alumni clubs
and individuals and are controlled
usually by a committee of the fac
The president or the treasurer of
the college is always glad to furnish
information relative to these loan
funds. The alumni secretary will be
glad to assist any worthy young man
to obtain work with which to help
defray his college expenses.
Turn under the cotton stalks
and starve the weevils.
Notice of Final Discharge.
To All Whom These Presents May
Whereas, F. L. Rearden has made
application unto this Court for Final
Discharge as Administrator in re the
Estate of John L. Rearden, deceased,
on this the 31st day of October,
These Are Therefore to cite any
and all kindred, creditors, or parties
interested, to show cause before me
1st day of December, 1922, at ll
o'clock a. m., why said order of Dis
charge should not be granted. Said
administrator will at same time make
a full and final settlement.
W. T. KINNAIRD,
J. P., E. C., S. C.
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For State purposes_IVz
For Ordinary County_8
For Past Indebtedness_ZVz
For Constitutional School tax_3
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For Bacon School District_14'
For Blocker -_- 8
For Blocker-Limestone - - - 4
For. Flat Rock_._ 8
For Oak Grove_3
For Red Hiil_8
For Elmwood No. 8 j_8
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For Elmwood No. 30_2
For Elmwood L. C._-3
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the age of six months or older. This
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