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Weevils lu Sputa.
On three farms In the Now Hopo !
soctlojn oxamlnod for boll weevil
Wprk last wook, two of .them had
very slight Infestation, while ono waa
only about six per cont. On ono farm
in tho Shiloh section only six por
cont Infestation was found, while on
another farm, in a rather low field,
2 2 por cent was fourni, thfs Seing
the highest Infestation found In the
last two or throo weeks. On the latr
ter farm lt seemed that careful, sys
tematic square picking had not boon
practiced, and on account of rains
very little plowing had boen possi
ble for some time.
With tho now genoratlon of woo
vlls getting to work now we may
expect changos In tho Infestation
every few days, probably Increasing
unless very dry weather should set
in. Then the dispersion period is ex
pected to start during tho first to tho
middle part of August, when the
weevils will begin flying from tho
heavily infested fields lo other fields,
and spreading around moro gener
lt is repeated that frequent shal
low cultivation should bo continued
in order to keep tho plant in vigor
ous condition and continued fruiting,
and that whore cheap labor and pro
per supervision is available, thor
ough and systematic square picking
is urged every five days for tho next
several weeks, with special attention
to tho collection of squares punc
tured and remaining ON TH 15
STALK as well as on the ground.
Club Hoys Had Great Trip.
Sixty-six Oconco boys, represent
ing tho club boys of tho corn, pig
and cotton clubs of the county, spent
three days-July 20th, 21st and 22d
-nt Clemson College. Tho trip was
chiefly recreational, as hall games,
swimming and hikes wore prominent
on tho program, but several instruc
tive talks by the college professors
f and a business man of Greenville,
Mr. Con y ors, featured tho program.
Tho boys got a real taste of col
lege life, sleeping in tho barracks
regularly used by the college stu
dents, eating in the "mess hall" and
playing games on tho college athletic
) field, while, of course, tho line cows,
hogs and other livestock wero shown
the boys, as well as a part of tho
farms and tho orchards.
Anderson county led with eighty
';oys present, while Picketts and Oco
r.ee caine close together With 70
If from Pickens and GG from Oconco.
Those who attended from Oconec aro
Walhalla - Richmond Owens, Ru
fus Murpbreo, Frank Cobb, Derrolle
Broom, Roy Arvo, George LeCroy,
. James Lan ford.
" Westminster Section-S. K. Ken
nedy, George Massey, J. B. Massey,
G. M. Barnett, Clarenco Cox, .Too
Rogers, Cecil Bowen, Ernest Roys
tor, LaFayette McCarloy, James Bur
rl8S, Lawrence Burrlss, Henry Mc
t Guire, Billy Keeso, E. K. Minyard,
' Woodrow Gibson, Louis Gibson, Geo.
Gibson, Russoll Gibson, Oscar Gra
ham, Clarenco d'otty, Geer Prichard,
Neal Sanders, Grady Cronshnw, Clyde
Brock, Ed. Ballonger, Jr., Otis Bal
lengor, Ross Gibson, Warloy Gibson,
y Soneca Section - Raymond Wil
liams, Clayton Hnnvey, Schubert
Whitfield, O'Dell Boggs, Cleroy
Freeman, Curt Dearden, Floyd Grant,
Frank Crooks, Harold Crooks Mon
? roo Voiles, Homer Callahan!, Jamos
y Peebles, 9
Fair Play-Ligo Marett, Pot Strlb
. ling, Marett Glymph, Leland Wig
gins, Sholor Darkin, Paul Sanders.
Townvillo-. J. A. MePhall, Jack
Gibson, Frank Gibson, Nelson King,
Guy King, Schubert McPhail, Amos
4 Grant, Jasper Grant.
Richland - Burgess McDonald,
Boyd Gambroll, Edison Gambroll.
Cornelia Trip Was Great.
Marvelous orchards, both poach
and apple, wero seen on tho trip last
Thursday and Friday, indulged in by
D. E. Good, Sam J. Isholl, J. H. Bar
nett, Oscar Land, Oscar Tuck, W. S.
Dickson, C. D. Huggins, (agricultu
ral teacher of Westminster High
School), lt. D. Pooro, (agricultural
teacher of tho Walhalla High
School), and tho county agont.
Tho trip was under tho supervis
ion of A. E. Schlllottor, of Clemson
Collego, and was well plannod, so
that much could ho soon and heard
and vnlunblo experience gained by
all of tho fifty-six South Carolinians
who mado tho trip from this and ad
joining counties. Several prominent
farmors from Sparlanburg, ns well
ns their mayor, wero present, and
gained Information helpful in tho
conduct of their poach orchards
around Spartanhurg. Thcso mon con
tomplato Joining tho Gooraig Fruit
Exchange foUowJng tho oxcollnot
talk mado hy W. D. Hunter, presl
' dent ot the exchange, who cited its
The crowd from Pickens and Oco
neo seemed moro interested in the
commercial production ot apples,
whilo the Greer, Spartanhurg and
i Laurons crowds wanted all tho ln
j formation on poaches. Both had thoir
I search satisfied, however, for tho
first placo visited Thursday after
noon was tho wonderful poach orch
ard of Lyman Veedor.
"Lots of nerve, plenty of money
and much exporlonco aro needed for
success In tho peach business," de
claros Mr. Veedor. "A farmer may
shufllo along at making cotton, but
when lt comes to growing peaches
profitably he must do the right thing
at exactly the right time. I may
tako a single bad stop aud it will
mean thousands of dollars lost. On
tho other hand, there ls good money
In lt for the right man."
Mr. Veeder was shipping six car
loads on tho day of this visit, and
was winding up the shipment of El
bertas. About 125 peoplo - mostly
girls-were engaged in packing the
peaches, and great skill and caro was
necessary to keep tho right grados
in their proper boxes. The Individ
ual doing tho packing insorled In
tho box her namo and address, so
that any complaint could easily, bo
traced, lt is found that this Increases
thc pride taken by tho workers In
turning out a good product. Mr.
Veeder's famous red, whito and blue
label peaches have a wonderful rep
utation on the big markets. There
was a noticeable absence of any rots
or blemishes whatever on tho
peaches, oven taken as they came
from the Heids. This was duo largely
to his systematic spraying system,
great caro being taken to spray thor
oughly and at the proper times.
Another important point gained
from Mr. Veeder, who. by tho way,
is a Princeton graduate, having a
Ph.D. degree, was his system of stop
ping gullies across his fields by means
of dynamiting. Ho found that by
laying of his terraces on tho level,
and where tho terrace crossed the
gully to place half sticks of dyna
mite a yard apart, three feet above
the terrace linc, and by blowing them
off together with an electric firer,
tho soil was loosened to a great
depth and its water-holding power
Only tho Iron and Brabham peas
should bo planted In peach orchard},
according to Mr. Veedor, as they aro
resistant to wilt and root knot dis
eases, which diseases the poach may
take. Mo finds atomic sulfur of tho
greatest benefit lu controlling thc
brown rot in peaches.
Visit, to Apple Orchards.
Next on our tour was tho famous
Yonah Applo Orchards, where there
are 2 0,000 bearing applo trees, and
?,000 more young ones. A Fordson
tractor and harrow was humming
around through tho orchard when
tho party arrived, and ono in tho
party wanted to know "whore that
music came from/* A dust mulch
la maintainod in summer and vetch
and rye sown for winter cover under
tho trees, according to their man
The next-and probably ono of
tho most inspiring orchards visited
on tho trip-was the applo orchard
belonging to R. H. Black, who ii
secretary and manager of tho Con
solidated Applo Growers' Exchange
of Cornelia. Mr. Black has 3,000
trees, and a more heavily fruitod
orchard would bo hard to find. His
orchard was set out with tho fillei
system, so that ho has to get rid ol
about half his trees soon, as they arc
beginning to crowd onch other. Tho)
are flfteon years old, and ono of hit
average Yates trees will pick 12 tc
15 boxos easily, which will sell con
sorvatlvoly at $2.00 por box. Yate!
ls tho variety on all applo growers
tongues nround Cornella, as they saj
thoir exchange has a reputation nov
on this varloty, although thero nr<
many trees of tho Terry's Wintei
variety and also tho Brilliant, 'Regal
Kinnard, Stayman, regular winosap
and a fow others.
Tho Stayman winesap and Doll
clous aro given a good namo, but i
seems that they have startod with i
majority of Yates trocs, and havi
made good with thom, without hav
lng many of tho othor varieties fo
Tho last and most wonderful orch
ard vlsltod was that of Mr. Straight
near Cornelia. Mr. Straight has onl;
1,000 bearing treos, but thoy aro
perfectly satisfactory income, and, ii
fact, moro wonderful than tho aver
ago person would bollevo. Yates I
his main vnrioty also. Ono tree wa
shown tho party which produced la?
year, at 15 years old, 02 bushels o
apples, which sold at approximate
$2.50 per box. This year lt had ni
proximately 50 bushels on it, an
many of his trees would avorago 2
bushols por tree. Yes, Mr. Straigl
fcrtlli'/os his treos, using 20 pound
of phosphoric acid and six pounds c
nitrato of soda per tree, and ho ala
sows poas and plows thom under.
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4? LOCAL AND PERSONAL.
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-Rov. mid Mrs. A. E. Drlggcrs, of
Clemson. College, ero spending their
vacation at the Moody Biblo Insti
tute of Chicago, taking a special
summer course offered by tho insti
tuto lu Bible study, Gospel music and
practical methods of Christian work.
Mrs. Driggors graduated from this
instituto in 1<J06, and has since been j
activoly ongagod lu Y.W.C.A. and
homo mission work.
-Clarence R. Duncan last week
sold his home on tho corner of Tu
galoo and South Broad streets to
Mrs. Annie Bynum. This property ls
familiarly known as tho Gibson p*lace.
Mr. Duncan has moved his family *o
Laurens, whore ho has been employ
ed for some timo. Their many Wal
halla friends regret their departure.
Mrs. Bynum and family moved to
their now home about ten days ago.
-Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Ballonger, of
McCormick; Rev. N. G. Ballonger
and Miss Pauline Ballenger, of
Lownde8ville, and Mr. and Mrs. S.
H. Ballengor and four children, of
Greenville, wore guests last week of
Mr. and Mrs. E. L. l-l erndon. While
hore tho gentlemen of tho party took
a fishing trip to Whitewater, but ow
ing to tho inclement weather and
continued rains, they wcro compelled
to return to Walhalla.
-There are many in Oconee who
will bo interested in tho announce
ment of tlic coming marriage of Miss
Portio Pearco Whatley, of Toccoa,
Ga., and William Winston Verner, of
Winnsboro, the marriage to take
placo in St. Mathias church, Toccoa,
on Wednesday, Sept. Otb. Tho bride
to-be is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Jos. Lawton Wheatley, of Toccoa,
and Mr. Vernor is a son of Mr. and
Mrs. Luke W Verner, of Seneca
-Mrs. John J. Reeder will give
and expression recital at the Wal
halla High School Auditorium Fri
day evening of this week, Aug. 4th,
at S.30 o'clock, with the view of
forming a class in expression. The
public is cordially Invited to attend.
Tho following program will bo ren
dered: (t) Introduction by Mayor
Jas. M. Moss; (2) "Old Sue Mule";
(?,) "Ma, I Want a Pieco of Cake";
(4) "Tl-J Burglar"; (5) "How I
Caught a Mouso"; (G) "First Class
in Reading"; (7) "Lost Tommy";
(5) music; (9) "Mammy's Lil'Boy";
(10) "I Ain't Gwine Wuk No Mo";
(11) "Speak up, Ike, and Spross Yo
Self"; (12) "Shut Yo Eyes." All
will bo most cordially welcomed.
-Tho program for Tho Star The
atre Seneca, is announced ns fol
lows: Thursday (to-morrow), John
Gilbert in "Gleam O'Dawn," and a
comedy. Friday, Mary Miles Minter,
well-known favorito of the screen,
In "Tho Heart Specialist," and a
Pathe news reel. Saturday a full
program, ll reels-Buck Jones, in
"Fighting with Death"; William
Duncan, in "Tho Fighting Trail";
.Ruth Roland in "White Eagle," and
a good comedy. Monday and Tues
day of next weok, an all-star cast in
tho wonder picture, "Dangerous
Curve Ahead." This Is from a story
by Rupert Hughes and has made a
iseiiBation wherever .played. There
will also be one of the film versions
of an Aesop Fabio.
-C. ?G. Jaynes and Mr. and Mrs.
William Bell left yesterday for Or
angeburg to attend the wedding of
Garwood Jaynes to Miss Marie Bry
ant, of that place. Tho ceremony
will take place to-day (Wednesday,
Aug. 2d,) and after a honeymoon trip
the young couple will bo at home to
their friends at tho residence of tho
groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. G.
Jaynes, on Main street, Walhalla.
Tho groom has many friends who will
join with The Courier in extending
best wishes for a lifo of happiness
.and prosperity for tho young couple.
Both tho bride and groom are well
known in Walhalla, tho brido, as
Miss Bryant, having taught last yoar
in the Walhalla school, (and Mr.
Jaynes hoing a native of our town.
-Mrs. R. iL. Rogers was hostess
to thc Paul Mayne Circlo on July 14.
Fifteen mombers answered roll-call
with tho nnmo of a church moro
than ono hundred years old or a
prominent minister of Walhalla. Tho
program of tho afternoon consisted
of a very interesting paper on "Tho
Beginnings of tho Various Denomi
nations," written and road by Rov.
W. H. Hamilton. An articlo on "Con
dition of tho Country Church of To
day," was read by Mrs. C. W. Rold.
Mrs. S. ti, Verner and Mrs. Charlie
Pitchford rendered a vocal duet,
which was very much enjoyed. A
short business session followed tho
program, after which tho meeting
adjourned and tho hostess served
delicious rOfroshments. Visitors of
tho nftorndon woro Miss Alico Strong
find Mrs. L. W. Langston.
It was indoed a valuable trip. When
sliall Oconeo rosemhlo their section?
It is timo to start this fall.
Geo. R. Briggs, County Agent.
THE ANNUAL MEETING YV. M. U.
Hold nt South Union Wns Enjoyable*
and Profitable Session.
One Of tho most enjoyable and |
profitable annual meetings of tho
W.M.U. was he'.d at tho South Union
Baptist Church on July 20-21.
The hearts and homes of tho peo
plo of South Union wore opened to
tho large number of del?galos pres
ent during the two days of the moot
ing. Just the ones who wore presont
eau fully realize tho hospitality
shown by these good people of South
Union. They made us feel like we
wanted to go again.
Very encouraging reports were
hoard from all W.M.S., Y.W.A., R.A.,
O.A. societies and Sunbeam bands.
Progress along all lines of work, es
pecially of mission study clajsses,
with Mrs. Geo. E. Smith as chair
man of mission study work, was
noted throughout tho meeting. Aside
from tho holpful talks given by tho
different local lenders and pastors of
Beavordam association, wo were de
lighted to havo tho following visit
ors from different parts of tho State:
Mrs. Clarkson, Stato chairman of
mission study; .Mrs. Masters, super
intendent of Northwestern division;
Miss Azllo Wofford, Stato superin
tendent of R. A. work; Miss Mary
.Lawton, who expects to sail in Aug
ust as a missionary to China; Miss
Lillian Martin, formerly of Westmin
ster, but now of Hamberg.
Tho music, In charge of Mrs. Rus
kin Anderson, assisted by Mrs. D. I.
Mu Ikey, was a special fea turo of
both- days' program.
After hearing the reports from tho
various organizations of tho W. M. U.
and the many helpful talks, wo feel
that we want to press forward as
never boforo in the coming seven
teenth year of tho existence of the
W.M.U. in Beaverdam.
Among other interesting things
planned for next year's work it was
decided that each organization in
the association strive as never be
fore lo rc lier moro assistance to
me princip I and teachers of Long
Creek Aon;,-.ny. Some of tho soclr
ties aro planning "book showers,"
while otho) .ire planning "kitchen
and dining room showers." lt Is ear- i
nestly hoped that every singlo organ
isation wii'< respond to this call to
help equip this school, here In our
foothills. v ; , li ls doing so much for
our yeing popplOj
At tho Moie ot tho meeting the
W.M.S. o? Rouverdam association
felt that they wanted to glvo some
littlo token of love and apprecb 'in'
to Mrs. ( K. Uveazealc, our fa' ful
and ellie ni superintendent, ...
lovely W.M.U,. pin was presented to
her. Our beni ls wore made glad
when M rf Br?az?ale consented to
act as o :- superintendent for an
other yea after serving us so faith
fully for ten years.
I As tho meeting drew to a close
each delegate began to look forward
to next year's annual meeting, to be
held at tho First Westminster Bap
tist church. It is always a Joy and
and inspratlon to meet with the other
leaders and exchange plans for fur
thering God's work as done by the
W. M. U.
Death of Paddy Neal McGuire.
.Salem, July 29.-Special: Tho
death of Paddy McGuire, which oe- j
curred on tho 24th of July, came as
a shock to many friends here and
elsewhere. His death was unexpected,
though he had been In poor hoalth
for a year or more.
Mr. McGuire was a native of Ire
land. Ho came to America nt tho ago
of 18 years and had been a noted
peddler In this section of the State
for many years. Ho was in his 80th
year, or more, at tho time of his
death. Tho only relativo ls one bro
ther, whoso homo is in Richmond,
Mr. McGuire was at the homo of
John G. Patterson at tho time of his
death. Ile was a member of the Ro
man Catholic church, and was an
honest, and upright man who attend
ed strictly to his own business and
was square with all mankind.
His remains wore laid to rest on
tho day following his death, funeral
services being conducted by Rev.'W.
O. Holcombe, pastor of tho Boone's
Crook church. Tho interment was in
tho cemetery of that church. Thoro
aro many who will loam of his death
with deep rogret.
Novillo School Improvement Ass'n.
The Neville School Improvement
Association will hold a business moot
ing a*, tho school house on Friday,
Aug. dth, at 3 p. m. Every mombor
ls urged to bo presont, and all now
members will bo welcomed to this
meeting. Tho interests of th school
will bo carefully. conslderd at this
mooting, so como prepared to help
with advice and conned.
Mrs. W. S. Blnnchett,
Presldont Neville R. S. I. A.
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Now is the time to repair your buildings. In the
last ten days we have receivea the following :
Carload Lime (in sacKs
Carload Galvanized Roofing.
We are making special prices on our entire stocks:
Nails, $3.25 base per keg. (100 lbs.)
Our stock of Merchandise is too large and MUST
be rednced. Your good Dollar will go further here
than any where else.
Whitmire-Marett Hdw. Co.
(Phono No. 30.) (Phono No. ll.)
THE SUCCESSFUL PERSON is thc one who
saves systematically. For instance, if you are paid by
the week, if you save any money you will have to save
by the week. The same theory will apply by the month
or by the year.
and deposit your savings with us, Wc pay a substantial
interest on your savings by agreement.
WE ARE ALWAYS WILLING
TO HELP YOU
with your financial troubles? Our officers and directors
are successful business men and farmers. Tell us your
financial troubles and let us help you solve them.
Bank of West Union,
Phone 3- West Union, S. C. -Phone 3
SAFE - SOUND - CONSERVATIVE
Rainfall and Temperature.
Below ls a record of meteorological
observations taken by H. W. Brandt,
co-operative observer of the Weather
Bureau of the U. S. Department ot
Agriculture, during the week ending
July 30th, 1922, at 7 p. m. (The
Instrumental readings are from gov
ernment standard Instruments ex
posed in the manner recommended
by the chief of the Weather Bureau) :
THE OCONEB S. S. ASSOCIATION
Will Meet on Aug. 1 ?th at Richland.
July 24-Clear ...
July 25-Clear . . .
July 26-Ptly cldy.
July 27--Ptly cldy.
July 28-Ptly cldy.
July 20-Clear ...
July 30-Ptly cldy.j
Total rainfall . . ,| .68|
Two Americans Rill d in Germany.
Coblenz, Germany, July 31.-Pri
vates Harry Long, Logansport, Ind.,
and Fitzhugh Langston, of Auburn,
N. C., were killod nt Ehrenbreitstein
to-day when the machine gun truck
in which they wero riding skidded
into a telegraph polo and overturn
ed. Long died a few minutes after
tho accident, but Langston lived tor
Boys Kill Father, Asleep.
Bluofleld, W. Va., July 29.-Prank
and Will Brown, aged 14 and IC
years, aro In Jail hero charged with
having killed their father, Eil I as
Brown, as ho was asleep In his cabin
near Bradshaw, Tho lads told a dep
uty sheriff that tho parent abused
thom, and when ho fell asleep thoy
obtained a shotgun and killed him.
Air currents In coal minos some
timos exceed 20 feet per second.
Tho halibut fishermen of tho Pa
cific pay nil their bills before start
ing on a fishing trip.
The Oconoe County Interdenomina
tional Sunday School Association will
meot with tho Richland church on
Aug. 15th. The program will begin
at 10 a. m. and will hold until 4.30"
p. m., with intermission of an hour
and a half for dinner. A picnic din
ner will bo served on the grounds,
and evrey ono is asked to bring tho
Every Sunday school ls the county
ls requested and urged to send its
superintendent and two or more del
egates. A banner will be awarded at
the convention to tho school having'
tho largost numbor of delegatos (over
sixteen years of age) present at tho
convention, in proportion to the dis
tance traveled. For example: Ten
delegates coming from a school ten
miles distant from convention count
tho same as twenty delegates coming
from a school only five milos away.
All presont will count as delegates,
and no official appointment is neces
The association is a co-oporativo
offort of all denominations to extend
end Improve Sunday school work in
our own county. It io the only organi
zation which aims to help every Sun
day school in tho county. It seeks
helpful co-oporatlon, not union. Ita
conventions and Institutos discuss
methods of work, not church doc
trines; and lt works by way of sug
gestion, not hy authority. Therefore
it. helps many; it hinders nono. Its
conventions and institutions aro froo
schools of methods, opon to all Sun
day school workers, Tho leaders In
Sunday school thought of tho vari
ous denominations help in tho work.
Sunday school workers of Oconoe,
tako a day off and come.
J. P. Stribling,
Chairman Local Committee.
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