Newspaper Page Text
Publia h od Every Wednesday Morning
Ono Year .$1.00
Six Months .BR
Advertising Rates Reasonable.
By Stock, Sholor, Hughs & Sholor.
Communications or a personal
character charged for as advertise
Obituary notices, cards of thanks
and tributes of respect, either by
individuals, lodges or churchos, aro]
chargod for as for advertisements at
rate of ono cent a word. Cash must
accompany manuscript, nnd all such
notices will bo mnrkod "Adv." in
conformity with Fedoral ruling on
WALHALLA, S. C.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH ?, 1?K51.
FOR OVERSEAS SUFFERERS.
Wo have, sinco last Wednesday,
received three contributions for tho
overseas sufferers-two for tho Eu
ropean children, ono for the Near
ICast. These contributions make tho
two funds show as follows:
"Save a Child" Fund
Previously acknowledged. .$305. GO
Miss Lalla Ballenger, Rich
land . 5.00
Homer Ballonger. Richland 5.00
Total to date.$315.60
Tho Nour East Fund
Previously acknowledged... $ 16.50
Mason Seaborn, Atlanta... 7.00
Total to dato.$ 23 . 50
Total, both funds, $339.10.
STILL HUNTING INFORMATION.
Mr. Cook, of Madison. Talks Sonic
Moro and Asks Questions.
Madison, March, 5, 1921.
Editor Kooweo Courier:
Your comments in regard to my
article of last woek do not explain
the matter. You say, "lt ls a com
mon error that many have fallon in
to in supposing that tho bond funds
aro in tho hands of and at tho dis
posal of tho County Supervisor. As
a matter of fact, tho revorse is true."
New. wu do no ?hii??: any iii
lu otu vicinity hus t'al.ion lu?o such
an error tie ??ii^. Wc tl! know \h.;t
li Mr. > hock ! ft j bod the moue i tho re
..v,w.~ ?o oumetUlllK UOIUg. We Were
just trying to find out the reason
why he has no money. We aro not
criticising Mr. Shockley.( Wo think
ho is a man of fine sense and with a
good move on him, and that ho will
make good If given a fair chance.
Also we think that the Highway
Commission is composed of all good
men. But wo think the tax-payers
who are being taxed so unreasonably
heavy for roads have a right to know
how their money is hoing spent
whether it is being economically
spent or not. The editor of The Cou
rier says, "These funds aro for a
specific purpose, which is not for
the repairing of roads in general,
and these funds aie not available
for ordinary county work of repair
ing or building." Now. brother, for
heaven's sake tell us what the bond
lands arc for then? We bad an Idea
that all the work the county has to
do is repairing or building, ono or
tho other. Tell us what else the
county has to do except to build or
repair? We have hoon loki that the
Highway Commission are having
trouble and hindrance in getting the
new road through from Seneca to
Walhalla becauso some of tho citi
zens do not want to give tho neces
sary rlghts-of-way for the road. As
a matter of fact, it is generally the
case that when a load ls built
through a man's farm, it is always
worth more to the land-owner than
to anybody else. If a man won't give
the right-of-way for a new road, be
doesn't want the road very much.
The commission should move to
some other vicinity and build the
road for the people who want tho
Now, Mr. Kdltor, tho only mac
adamised road In tho county that I
know of ls tho old abandoned rail
road from Seneca to Tugnloo river.
It is aboul 20 miles long and it is
ballasted all tho way with crushed
stone. This ballast ls from 12 to 20
Inches (loop. If tho county had this
road to build Just as lt ls lt would
cost anywboro from thirty to forty
thousand dollars per milo. But it
has been givon to us froo of charge,
and now the county officials do not
seem to appreciate it enough to have
the ditches cleaned out. Tho ditches
are all full of dirt and tho road-bed
is being damaged and almost ruined
by tho negllgenco of somebody-I
don't know who. Some places the
MAKION-IIANDLEY WINS HACE.
Overhauled au Essex Six-Ono Mon
and Much liquor Taken.
Last Saturday afternoon Deputy
Jake Gosuoll, Deputy 13. U. Moss,
Bal. D. Breazoalo and Jas. C. Sea
born xv co driving on tho public
highway iu Oconoo, Just a short dis
tance outside, or maybe inside, or
maybe just on, that indefinite and
in many instances imaginary Uno
known as tho "incorporate limits"
of a town. And the town in this in
stance happened- to he our sistor
town of Westminster. They were
riding with a definite purpose, and
that purposo was to catch a certain
party for whom they woro on tho
lookout, and whom they expected to
find transporting a considerable lot
of Illegal liquor.
Suddenly choro bovo in sight on
tho road ahead of them, coming to
ward Waotminster from tho gonoral
direction of Georgia, a big car in a
veritable cloud of dust.
"Liquor car," said Gosnoll to his
companions; and ho sidled his Mar
lon-Handloy-Slx across tho highway.
There was a sudden stop on the part
of the on-rushing car, a reversal of
gears, and a spurt of spoed in tho
opposlto direction. And tho Essox
Slx was off on tho course of a 2">
mlle race, though he didn't know it.
Mr. Gosnell swung tho Marion-Six
back in io the road, stepped on tho
gaa, and tho car was (literally eat
ing up distance within the space of
25 yards from nor starling place, lt
was a race ovor unknown roads and
unknown courses, for the leader
tried to throw his pursuers off tho
track by dodging into any old road
as ho sped along. But Gosnell kept
to tho course and "followed the
leader like tho votoran driver and
sleuth that he is.
After 25 miles of tho roughest
rldlug that they had ever done, ac
cording to Deputy Boon Moss, the
liquor car was overtaken almost at
Knox's Bridge, about 16 milos from
the starting point, though officers
say that they are confident tho wind
ing course was not a mlle less than
25. When tho driver of tho loading
car realized that "tho Jig was up,"
ho slowed down and incidentally as
sured the officers that ho had no
liquor in tho car. In the back of it,
however, tightly locked up under
a good, substantial padlock, the of
ficers located somo 35 or 4 0 gallons
of corn liquor.
There was another right about,
and the officers divided up? ^part tpk
I lng ? seat in tho llquoi cur with tc.'?
'.iver thereof amt others bringing
In tho Ked ora I officer's i ir.
Tho drivel t>f the llquot ?Sci ?<tvo
his name as Tommy Atkins, of the
city of Greenville, and he was up
before Commissioner W. C. Hughs,
who gran tod ball in tho sum of ono
thousand dollars for his appearance
at Federal Court. The Essex-Six is
safe in the custody of tho officers
of tho law, as ls also the contraband
The officers say that they are sure
that there were two men in the car
when they saw it first as it came
down the road, but when they cap
tured the outfit Atkins was the only
occupant. He maintained through
out that he was tho only one in the
car at any time. Tho officers think
lt probable that as the car slownd
down to make back-tracks when tho
driver saw tho officers car across the
road ahead, the second party made
Atkins gave tho value of his car
at $1,0 00 He also volunteered tho
Information that be had seen over
seas service in tho army.
Parties from Greenville made his
i bond and he was released from cus
tody within a few hours after reach
ing Walhalla and being heard by the
commissioner, lt was an undeniable
case and tho defendant waived pre
liminary hearing, "acknowledging
Women of Shanghai are prohib
ited from wearing short skirts and
displaying their arms.
ditches are so full of dirt that the
water is running In the middle of
tho road-bed. This road ls worth
more than any other road In tho
county, and 1t seems shameful for
our county not to repair it before lt
ls ruined, after it has he i given to
The bridge company has com
menced work on tho now hrldgo at
Chauga, for which wo aro very
thankful. But lt seems strange that
tho county officials could afford to
build a stool bridge at a cost of thou
sands of dollars on a road and then
noglect tho road-bod until it ls prac
tically ruined In somo places-Just
for the lack of a little work. But if
thoso bond funds aro not for repair
ing or building roads, why, that set
tles the mattor. Perhaps that is the
reason thoy did not give Shockley
any money. They knew he would re
pair or build roads with lt.
Yours truly, J, A. Cook.
Acrougo Reduction Said to bo Very
Doubtful as to Extent in S. C.
Columbia, March 7.-'That tho
only hopo for the salvation of thc
State from financial ruin lies in a
drastic cut in the;cotton aoreago
this year was tho unanimous opin
ion of tho conference* hold, hero last
Wednosday, at which wore present
representatives of tho South Caro
lina Bnnkors' Association, tho South
Carolina Development Board, tho
South Carolina Press Association,
tho South Carolina Commercial Sec
retaries' Association, tho South Car
olina Automotive Trado Association
and tho South Carolina Division of
tho American Cotton Association.
Tho conference was called by the
South Carolina Division of tho Amer
lean Cotton Association and Gover
nor Cooper presided until tho selec
tion of a chairman. Bright William
son was chosen as chairman.
Spoakors included Governor K. A.
Cooper, Ex-Govurnor R, T. Manning.
R. C. Hamer, R. B. Stackhousc, J.
Skottowo Wannamakor and others.
Tho ono tbomo of the mooting was
that unless tho acreage in cotton in
the State is cut to a point where
only one-third of the cultivated land j
of tho State ls plnnted in cotton that
the State is facing the most distress
lng financial period in its history.
The speakers pointed out that there'
ls absolutely no hopo for a fair price
for cotton unless only one-half a
crop is raised this year. The pro
duction of over a half crop thia year
would moan that cotton would bring
only about five cents a pound next
fall. It was doclared by some of tho
spoakors that too gloomy a picturo
of present conditions could not bo
Reports at the meeting wore not
very favorable as to the prospects
for a reduction in this State. It was
brought out that, while some farm
ers are planning to reduce thers
aro not. Tho situation was threshed
out from every angle, and it was
docidod that the bankers alone could
enforce an acreage reduction by re
fusing to extend loans to those who
do not reduce.
Muchly Married Soldier-Sailor.
New York, March 5.-'Married 14
times In three years, a deserter from
both the army and the navy, and
now serving a term In the naval
prison at Portsmouth, ? H., com
prises f,he alleged war Irocord of
H^roM rlaThmOhd', ??0 ? ?. >f age.
Thin was revealed bar?? r annul
uient r>roccoding? bro. V'A: hy tho
find ; id second vyivc
.'. url was toiu mat Hammond
enlisted In the army In the fall of
1917, and shortly afterwards de
serted from Fort Ethan Allan, Ver
mont, and carno to this city, where
ho was married. The following day
ho was arrested and sent back to
his command. Then he deserted tho
army and enlisted in ?hu navy under
an assumed name. Once in the navy
he lived up to tho precepts of a
sailor and had a "sweetheart iii
every poft." A good many of thom
ho subsequently married. Ham
mond's attorney said he "marriod
girls all the way from Maine to Vir
ginia," and, ho declared, married
two on tho same day.
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS.
IUDS WILL BE RECEIVED at
ll o'clock A. M., TUESDAY. March
22d. 1921, at the office of the Coun
ty Highway Commission for Oconee
County, In Walhalla, S. C.. for tho
construction of the road between tho
corporate limits of the Town of Son
eca and Ravenel's Bridge, at Seneca
Tho work consists of approxi
300 acres clearing and grub
32,000 cubic yards common exca
0,400 cubic yards top-soil sur
180 lin. ft. 15-In. vit. c. pipe.
r>00 lin. ft. 18-in. vit. c. pipe.
375 Un. ft. 24-ln. vit. c pipe.
80 Un. ft. 36-in. vit. c. pipe.
Alternate bids will ho considered
for metal pipe.
Plans and specifications may bo
seen in the office of J. N. Stribling,
Chief Engineer, at Walhalla.
Forms will bo furnished by the
Secretary. M. R. McDonald, for
making out bids. Proposals must bo
accompanied by a certl?. vi or cash
ier's check for the sum of $500.00,
made payable to the Chairman or
Secretary of the Commission, as evi
dence of good faith.
Tho Commission reserves tho right
to reject an/ and all bids.
M. R. MCDONALD,
Socrotary Co. Highway Commission.
March 9 ,1921. 10-11
NOTICE TO DEBTORS AND
All persons indebted to the Estate
of Joseph L. Dickson, Deceased, are
hereby notified to make payment
to the undersigned, and all persons
having claims against said Estate
will present the same, duly attested*
within the time prescribed by law?
or be barred.
JAMES E. DICKSON,
JOHN W. DICKSON,
Executors of the Eats to of Joseph L.
March 9, 1921. 10-14*
CALA? FARMERS TO MAKE CUT.
Shown that it Will Bo Height of Fol
ly to Grow Big Crop.
Exocutlvo committees of various
organizations, meeting yesterday at
tho Jefferson Hotel, wont on record
, as favoring a reduction in cotton
I acreage, according to tho Memphis
; plan, and also adopted a resolution
1 calling upon the bankers of tho
j State to meet in Columbia at an
j early dato and discuss tho agricultu- j
j ral situation and outline, plans for
! mooting it. Tho appointment of tho
I committco to inform the executive
! committee of tho South Carolina
Bankers' Assoclaton was loft in the
hands of Bright Williamson, of Dar
lington. Tho committees mooting
togother yesterday woro those of
tho South Carolina division of tho
Cotton Association and a number of
associations allied with it in its ef
forts to secure a reduction of the
cotton acreage and work for the ad
vancement of the interests of the
farmers and the State at largo.
Tho meeting was characterized by
comment on tho outlook for tho fu
? turo of this State, gloomy forecasts
, hoing made as to futuro conditions
unless the farmers of Sou tit* Carolina
\ reduce their acreage sharply and
I raise moro food crops, for which
? some system of marketing must be
"Wo cannot exaggerate tho seri
ousness of the situation facing the
South," said R. I. Manning, presi
dent of tho American Products Ex
port and Import Corporation. "All
who have tho welfare of tho South
at heart should insist on acreage re
duction. Jf the banks should chango
their policy and call for cotton to
bo sold, it is Impossible to say to
what point it would descend in its
price. Tho next sixty days, I believe,
will tell the tale. If cotton ls sold
in any quantity, the farmers will
not bo able to settle their obligations
with bankers and merchants. If
they hold on to their cotton they
will likely be able to settle their ob
ligations. If cotton is sold lt moans
that moro will be plantod. If lt is
hold, the acreage will bo reduced."
Bankers Hold the Key.
The bankers, the land-owner, the
sharo cropper and the lien merchant
and tho part they have to play in
acreage reduction were discussed at
length, lt being Anally brought out
by J. P. Strlbling. of Oconee"county,
iThTit acron gk iv.it! '.'.or la purely a
. financial quest! . it tho banker
furnishes the n >no> the cotton win
bo plante?1," Mi Strlbling. "if
h? refuses the money, the farmer
cannot plant cotton."
T. B. Stackhouse, of Columbia,
hold that tho banker was helpless,
saying that tho banks In Now York
would call on tho /banks In this
State for loans, and that tho banks
In turn would bo forced to call on
tho producers, He held that it was
up to tho land-owners to bring tho
reduction about. The bankers In
Now York, who have dono all that
thc Southern farmers have a right
to expect,will show preferenco to the
farmer who cuts his acreage 50 por
cont, bo said. If tho indications aro
that thc farmers aro going to plant
a full crop again this year, then tho
bankers will call for their loans,
which will force tho soiling of cotton
now being bold, ho argued.
Mr. Stackhouse said that tho tex
tile manufacturing plants have thoir
warehouses full of manufactured I
products; that there is no demand
for their goods; that many of thom
have closed down, and that others
are running on part time, and that
'lt would be folly for tho farmer to
grow a full crop under present con
ditions. The State would bo bettor
off, ho said. If no cotton at all wore
The lion merchant was discussed
at length, and the land-owner, too,
was mentioned, though lt was finally
agreed that tho banker holds in his
hands tho keys to the situation, and
boneo tho resolution to havo tho
bankers moot in Columbia and dis
cuss plans for reducing acreage.
Cooper Opens Mooting.
Governor Cooper made tho open
ing address at tho meeting, saying
that lt would bo little loss than
criminal for the State to produce as
much cotton this year ls lt did last
year. Bright Williamson, of Darling
ton, prosldod after Governor Cooper
had retired. Among tho speakers
woro: R. C. Hamer, of tho Stato
Cotton Association; R. I. Manning,
of tho Export Corporation; J. S.
Wannamaker, of tho American Cot
ton Association; T. B. Stackhouse,
of tho Standard Warohouse Co.; J.
H. Claffoy, of Orangeburg; Har vie
Jordan, of Monticello, Qa.; A. B.
Jordan, of Dillon, of the State Press
Association; A. B. Gibbes, of tho
Automotive Association'; W.W.Long,
of Clemson College; B. Harrls.Com
nalssioner of Agriculture; J.P. Strlb
ling, of Oconee, and several others.
J. S. Wannamaker, of the Ameri
can Cotton Association, in stressing
JAMES PH INNOT, MACK NEVILLE, JONI! P. CRAIG,
President. Vic? President. Cashier.
RANK OF WEST UNION*
WEST UNION, S. C.
The Stringent Financial Condition
of the country is caused largely by the with
holding of moneys from the banks.
??jt DEPOSIT YOUR MONEY
in the bank of your choice and give the
banks something to do business with, and go
to work and quit talking "hard times/' and
you will feel better and nave more.
We will appreciate your business.
We pay interest on deposits by agreement.
===== DIRECTORS; =====
JAMES PH IN NEY,
W. A. HARTON, M. P. HUTCHISON,
L. M. BROWN, MACK NEVDLLE,
JAS. H. DARRY, Dr. JOHN W. WICKLIFFE.
. i. ? ?-?' cari - . 'i J
from Hilliest Grade Materials obtain
able? I offer complete Fertilisers in
Acid and Potash Mixtures,
Cotton Seed Meal,
Nitrate of Soda, and
Genuine German Kainit.
i C. RAM PL
WEST UNION, S. G.
the importance of reduction, said
that when farmer? wero asked to cut
their acreago landa something elso
must be suggosted to take its placo.
He said a three-fold plan 3hould
bo arranged. The first will call for
acroago roduction; tho second for
tho establishment of markets for
othor crops; the third is for tho Leg
islature to throw protection around
tho cotton crop. Mr. VVannamaker
had suggestions for putting, those
plans into effect, and his plans were
adopted in toto by the meeting.
After expressing itself as favor
ing tho plan of having hut one-third
of tho cultivated land in cotton, and
called on tho bankors to meot and
further consider tho situation, tho
SUMMONS FOH RELIEF,
Tho State of South Carolina,
County of Oconoo.
IN COURT OF COMMON PLEAS.
Robert H. Wright and Nat C. Navo,
as Partners doing business under
Style and Firm Namo of Wright
& Nave, Plaintiffs,
B. H. Wilburn, Defendant.
SUMMONS FOR RELIEF. - (Com
To the Defendant Almve Named:
You aro heroby summoned and re
quired to answer the Complaint In
this action, of which a copy ls horo
wlth servod upon you, and to servo
a copy of your Answer to tho Bald
Complaint on tho subscriber, at
his office, on tho Public Squaro, at
Walhalla Court House, South Caro
lina, within twenty days after tho
sorvlco horoof, oxcluslvo of tho day
of such sorvlco; and if you fail to
answer tho Complaint wiithln tho
timo aforosuid, tho Plaintiffs tn this
action will apply to tho Court for tho
rollof demandod In the Complaint.
Dated this 11th day of February,
1921. E. L. H ERNDON,
Wm ii 9, 1921. 10-12
I am in|tho market to buy cot
ton seed in carload lots, or to ex
change good dry, sound 7 per
cent meal for seed. Get my
best cash price or exchange be
fore Helling or exchanging.
W. B. Brockington,
KING8TKEE, 8. C.
NOTICE OP SPECIAL. ELECTION.
In accordance with Section 1742, .
Civil Code of South Carolina, 1912,
and pursuant to an order ot the
County Board of Education of Oco
noe County, South Carolina, notice la
hereby given that a Special Election
will be held at thu School Houso in
Bounty Land School District, No. 20.
on Wednesday, March 2.Id, 1921, for
tho purpose of voting on tho question
of levying a Special Tax of 4 Mills
to be used for school purposes In
At said election each elector favor
ing tho levy of the said spocial 4
mill tax shall cast a ballot contain
ing tbo word "Yes" written cr print
ed thereon, and each elector opposed
to tho said levy shall cast a ballot
containing the word "No" written
or printed thereon.
At said election only such electors
as havo returned leal or personal
proporty for taxation, and who shall
exhibit their tax receipts and regis
tration certificates, as required lu
tho general election, shall bo al
lowed to voto.
Polls open at 7 a. m. and close at
4 p. m.
Tho Trustees will bo Managers of
the said election.
L. C. SPEARES,
County 'Supt. of Education.
March fl. 1921. 10-11
NOTICE OP SPECIAL EliECTION.
In accordance with Section 1742,
Civil Code of South Carolina, 1912,
and pursuant to an ordor of the
County Board of Education of Oco
noo County, South Carolina, notice is
hereby givon that a Special Election
will bo hold at Earlo's Grove School
House, In Earlo's Grove School Dis
trict, No. 71, on Wednesday, March
23d, 1921, for tho purpose of voting
! upon tho question of levying a Spe
cial Tax of Seven Mills, to bo used
for school purposes in said district.
At said election each oloctor favor
ing tho levy of said Special Seven
mill Tax shall cast a ballot contain
ing thc word "Yes" written or print
ed thereon, and Jonch elector op
posod to tho said lovy shall cast a
wrltton or printed thereon.
At the said election only such
olectors as have returned real or
porsonal proporty for taxation, and
who shall exhibit their tax receipts
and registration certificates, aa re
quired in the general eloction, shall
ballot containing the word "No"
bo allowed to vote.
Polls open at 7 a. ra. and cloee at
4 p. m.
The Trustees will be Managers of
the said election.
L. C. SPEARES,
County Supt. of Education.
March 9, 1921. 10-11
Subscribe tor Tho Courier. (Best)