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VOLUME XLIL NUMBER 52. NEWBERRY, SOUTH CAROLINA, TUESDAY, JULY ,1910.
The Men of th
IS IN SESSION HERE
LARGEST "MEETING IN HISTORY
Number of Distinguished Visitors Al
ready in Attendance and Others
With the largest attendance in the
history of the association, the seventh
- annual convention of the Rural Let
ter Carriers' association of South
C. WARDLAW MOORXAN.
Of Columbia Record's Good Roads
Carolina was -called to order in the
-county court house on Monday morn
ing by State President Thomas E.
Wicker, of this city. Among the dis
tinguished visitors present yesterday
was Editor W. D. Brown, of Washing
La', editor of the R. F. 'D. Naws.
Fourth Assistant Postmaster General
P. V. DeGraw is expected today.
The morning session was taken up
with the addresses of welcome, the
responses, and an address by Editor
Brown, and the report of State Presi
-dent Wicker, which showed remart
-able growth in the association during.
the past year.
Letters and telegrams were receiv
ed from several of the South Carolina
-congressmen sexpressing regret in
their inabilty to be present. Congress
man Aiken was called to Louisville
on account of the sickness of his
child, but hoped to get here Monday
:afternoon. His private secretary, Mr.
'Wyatt W. Bradley, was present and
.addressed the association.
President Anderson, of the Tennes-,
see association, is expected on Tues
The afternEon session was devoted:
to business largely, and at night an
*elegant banquet was tendered the~ vis
itors in the dining rooms of the Crot
The Daily Record of Columbia will
inaugurate its good roads campaign
for South Carolina at thlis nmeeting of
the association. Mr. C. Wardlaw Moor-1
man, of thef Record's party, came to
Newberry on Sunday afternoon, and
the Record's touring ears, a "Jackson
40" and a "Brush runabout," left Co
lumbia Monday morning and were
scheduled to reach Newberry Monday
:afternoon. In the Record's party is
Mr. D. H. Winslow, district superin
tendent of the government's good
roads department, who will at the
meeting of the association this morn
ing conduct a good roads discussion,
under the auspices of the Record's
good roads tourists.
The city has been appropriately dec
orated 'and flags and streamers be
speak Newberry's hearty welcome,
which can only be fully appreciated
by being experienced.
Among the delegates is a lady car
rier-Miss Florence E. Livingston. of
North, Orangeburg county. She is the
-recipient of much attention.
The following delegates and visi
tors have registered at the chamber
-of commerce rooms, the headquarters
-of the visitors while here:
'Charles 0. Price, Cassatt, Kershaw.
Silas B. Kolb, Pinewoo,d. Clarendon.
JTno. M. Parker, Dalzell, Sumter.
B. F. Wilder, Sumter, Sumter.
A. J. Ard, Sumter, Sumter.
A. A.- Glover, Edgefield, Edgefield.
E. F. McCay, St. Charles, Lee.
J. P. Cudd, Cowpens, Spartanburg.
L. B. Aull, Dyson, Greenwood.
C. C. Haile, Fort Mill, York.
K. 0. Martin, Eutawvile, Orange
John Miller, Yorkville, York.
D. C. Clark, Yorkville, York.
W. T. Cromer, Rock Hill, York.
E. M. Faris, Rock Hill, York.
J. A. Cook, Lake City, Williamsburg.
W. D. Connor, Timmonsville, Flor
SD. H. WNSLOW
Assistant Dist. Supt. Good Roads Dept
(Member of Columbia Record's Good
C. B. Jeffcoat, Swansea, Lexington.
F.,B. Denny, Edgefield, Edgefield.
D. C. Jeffcoat, Lexington, Lexington.
J. E. Rush, Camden, Kershaw.
W. B. Key, Rodman, Chaster.
R. D. Robinson, Edgmoor, Chester.
S. B. Hawkins, Prosperity, 'Newber
S. B. Harden, Chester, Chester.
Eugene E. Fickling, Blackvlla,
J. M. Grey, Darlington, Darlington.
J. M. Tannant, Cornwell,, Chester.
D. M. McNair, Patrick, Chesterfield.
D. W. Turner, Ridgeville, Dorches
Clas. D. Wilson, Blythewood, Fair
H. J. Thomas, Carlisle, Union. -
Frad Allaben, Aiken, Aiken.
J. J. Trussell, Honca Path, And w -
D. M. Hof, Pielmno:it, Greenville
C. V. Ashley, L.evel Land, Anderson.
T.-.ed D. Cox, "ioney~ Creekc. Ander
T. D. Di:gan, Honea Path, Anderson.
I . L. Harris, Belton, Anderson.
C2. G. Masters, Central, Pickens.
icD. Metts, Whitmire, Newberry.
.. Magnus Kempson, Slighs, New
Richard B. Ferguson, Renuc. Lau
Fred S. Jackson, Landrum, Spartan
C. C. Settle, Landrum, Spartanburg.
Walter C. Daniel, Landrum, Spar
James T. Trussell, Honea Path, An
J. J. Jones, Campobello, Spartan
Walter S. Wingo, Fair Forest, Spar
V. C. Dempsey, Campobello, Spar
A. E. Adams, Greenwood, Green
R. M. Arnold, Greenwood, Green
J. F. Lowman, Ballentine, Lexing
>M. L. Connelly, Chappells, Newber
E. W. Coiner, Rock Hill, >York.
W. S. Sims, Sharon, York.
J1. A. Murray, Summerville, Dor
C. Langford, Blythewood, Fairfield.
Geo. T. McCain, Hawthorne. Aiken.
C. A. Parks. Parksville, Edgefield.
.John M. Cochran, Greenville, Green
Arthur W. Hill, Greenville, Green
A. H. Brockman, Greer, Greenville.
J. C. Holland, Greer, Greenville.
R. S. Hutchings, Greer, Greenville.
G. P. League, Simpsonville, Green
B. E. Greer, Simpsonville, Green
Arch C. Owings, Gray Court, Laur
Gideon Y. Hellams, Barksdale, Lau
Jasper E. John, Gray Court, Lau
J. E. Campbell, Bishopville, Lee.
E. L. English, Bishopville, Lea.
H. C. Allen, Ruby, Chesterfield.
J. C. Moore, Chester, Chester.
Florence E. Livingston, North Or
Joe B. Hartman, Prosperity, New
Paul K. Crosby, Ruffin, Colleton.
Jno. A. Jennings, Columbia, Rich
Ludie A. Sheely, Pomaria, Newber
S. C. Younginer, Columbia, Rich
D. R. Fletcher, Kershaw, Kershaw
R. Walter M: Eleazer, Chapin, Lex
Lonnie B. Addy, Lexington, Lex
Olin F: Nunamaker, Irmo, Lexing
John E. R. Goodman, Lee.
L. B. Lide, North, Orangeburg.
S. F. Sheely, BaNentine, Lexington.
T. L. Shealy, Prosperity, Newberry.
Emory D. Younginer, Lexington,
L. J. Moore, Clinton, Laurens.
Court House Decorations.
Newberry county's elegant new
court house was attractively decorat
ed for the meeting, United States
flags mingling in artistic arrang,.*
ment with South Carolina flags, giving
a most happy and patriotic effect.
The building was comfortably filled
,with the delegates, visitors, and the
people of Newberry when the asso
ciation was called to order this morn
ing by State President Thomas E.
Wicker, of this city.
Proceedings In' Detail.
The proceedings were opened with
an earnest invocation by the chaplain
of the State association, the Rev. J.
C. Holland, of Greenville, wlich was
followed*'by the singing of "America,"
in which the whole assemblage, stand
ing joined most heartily.
President Wicker then introduced
President I. H. Hunt, of the Newberry
chamber chamber of commerce, as a
man whos4 heart was bigger than
himself, and as one who had been the
true friend 'of the carriers.
President L H. Hunt.
Mr. Hunt welcomed the carriers
rrost heartily on behalf of the cham
ber of commerce. His references to
:iie two Newberrians who had been
honored by the State association as its
presider-t, elicited much applause
Preside: t Wicker, it will be recalled,
succeed. d Mr. W. G. Peterson, an
other Newberrian as president. Mr.
Hunt em:pressed -the hope and the ex
pectation that Mr. Wicker would some
day be president of the national as
sociatio:-. He told the carriers that
the peo: le of Newberry wre their
friends and that Newberry was theirs.
M4ayor Cole. L. Blease.
Mayor Cole. L. Blease was introduc
ed as the next governor of South Car
olina. a,d he welcomed the carriers
on beha~f of the city, saying that all
the people of Newberry were glad to
have them here, and that no one in the
city was more truly glad to welcome
them than he himself. They were
more than welcome, he said, for many
reasons. The carriers were a repre
sentative people, and up to this time,
so far as he had been able to learn,
not a single man who carried the
mails had ever been found a defaulter
or had got into any trouble. He spoke
of the wonderful inflaence they exer
cised' as they went throughout the
country. He told the carriers if i. ere
was anything they wanted and didn't
see, to cem up to the mayor's office
and ask for it. The polio' force w.'re
not on duty for the carriers, he said.
He told some happy jokes and closed
amid prolonged applause.
President R. C. Counts.
President Wicker then introduced
President R. C. Counts, of the New
berry R. F. D. association as the big
gest man in the county association,
saying the least thing about him was
his body. In the name of the Newber
ry county association be extended a
tained in the word. All carriers were
travelers, but he felt sure the carriers
had never traveled over a country
where welcomes grew more luxuriant
ly than in Newberry county. He spoke
of the importance of the position of
carrier and the influence exercised by
the carrier as he came in contact with
all human relations in all strata of
human society. Knowing the carrier
as he did, if he were a sculptor he
would chisel in marble his idea of a
man, and it would be a carrier with
his sack of mail. If he^ were a paint
er he would paint the carrier as as
cending Jacob's -ladder, carrying his
mail into the celestial regions. If he
were a fairy it would take him a long
time to tell all the nice things he
would do for all the carriers h ever
knew. But as he was not a sculptor
or a painter or a fairy, he would bid
them welcome, and assure them that
if the sentiments of welcome felt this
morning were roses, he would pre
sent to each male carrier a bunch of
American beauties, and to each lady
double the amount, and the building
would be redolent with the parfume
of roses. His appropriate address was
received with much applause.
Mr. Allaben Responds.
Mr. Fred A. Allaben, of Aiken .coun
ty, responded on behalf of the associa
tion. He was introduced as an incor
rigible bachelor, but he said that for
him the star of hope was always
glimmering. He spoke of the honr
felt by the delegates in being so
warm'ly and eloquently welc6med. He
said the occasion could not but inspire
sentiments of lasting friendship and
brotherhood. He spoke of the pleas
ure of the carriers in being in New
berry. He said the carriers were in
terested in education and had noted
with pride the growth of Newberry,
tthe'alma matar-of the-Stafe president,
who it was confidently expected would
in the near future be the national
president. He said he had noted the
laudable pride. which the . business
men of Newberry took in their town,
as was evidenced by the interest of
President Hunt, of the chamber of
commerce, Mayor Blease, and other
representative citizens on this occas
ion. In concluding, he paid -a tribute
Ito the women of Newberry. - His talk
was happy and was frequently inter-,
rupted by applause.
Mr. B. D. Robinson. -
Mr. R. D. Robinson, of Chester
county, also responded in behalf of
the association, saying hie was sure. he
spoke the sentiment of every carrier
in South Carolina, when he said they
Iwere proud to accept the so cordial
welcome of such a people. Standing in
this magnificient temple of .iustice,
erected by the geomanry of Newberry
county, his mind-, he said, went back
to the men who had made Newberry
county great among, the countie.s of
the grandest State in the Amei ican
Union, many of which names he nien
tioned. The carriers, he said, kaew
they would go back better men-he
nou1A not sa Tette' worsen. because
t he association had the best women
me ubers in the world-but they go
back feeling they had been among the
b'e "cop1e in t'ia world. He made a
most happy talk, and the audience
showed its appreciation.
Editor W. D. Brown.
Following the appointment of conm
mittees, President Wicker introduced
Hon. WV. D. Brown, of Washington,
editor of the R. F. D. News, as on~e
who had done more for the R. ?. D.
carriers than any other one man, livs
ing or dead.
Editor Brown expressed his pleas
ure in -being in Newberry and meet
ing the R. F. D. carriers of South
Carolina. He congratulated President
Wicker upon the splendid convention.
There were about 750 carriers in
South Carolina, and there was a big
ger per centage of the membershin at
this convention than he had ever seen
at any other State convention, and
this was due to the energy and the
ability of State President Wicker and
Secretary Crosby. He said he had
seen Tom Wicker on various occas
ions, and he wanted to say when
South Carolina was represented by
such men as Wicker, Corner and
Clark, the State was well represented,
and he confidently expected that at
some time in the not distant future
South Carolina would furnish the na
tional president. He said it would atiC
be prop'er for the R. F. D. News to
advocate any man, but Tom Wicker
was his friend, and he loved him as
?. friand. and hr' h'mored him for tho
riers and for the association.
He said thlt he did- not come to
South Carolina to make a speech, bt
to meet the carriers. He said if there
was any message which ought to be
brought to the- cariers-it was use
less here today, because the work
which had been done in South Caro
lina was evident here today-that
message was to get t0gether and piUll
together for an increase in organiza
tion, and to work until every carrier
was a member.
He said that not only the R. F. D.s,
were facing a peril, but there was a
peril imminent which would touch ev
ery rural dweller. There was a decid
ed movement, he said, to put the ruc
al service on a contract basis, and
unless it was fought and the patrons
educated against it, it would come,- if
not at the short session of the pres
ent congress, then at the next con
gress. It was going to be necessary,
he said, not only to fight for what the
service ought to have, but to preserve
the present system. The cairiers and
the. patrons didn't want any cange.
he said, but some city-members of
congress thought it was a big thing
to talk up in the interest of economy,
in order to get more for their districts.
The friends of the service were on the
job, but a more general and complete
organization was necessary, and it
was of the most urgent importance to
get the patrons interested, in order
that they might realize tha danger, and
with the rigth kind of national organ
ization and the proper. interest on the
part of the patrons, any reasonable
request would be granted. It couldn't
be done now 'for lack of. organiza
tion. What were ten thousand mem
bers of a total of forty thousand who
ought to be in the .association. He
spoke of an occasion when delegates
from a central committee had gone be
fore the postoffice committee, and
among the first questions which had
been asked by the postoffice commit
tee was as to the organization. Edi
tor Brown said that "when compelled
to admit to the postoffice committee,
which holds our fate in their hands,
that we had only about eight or ten
thousand members, it..didn't help the
cause, but weakened it."
There was no use to tell South
Carolina that, because here was the
result of their efforts, but lett every
man here get out and get to work for
a yet larger membership.
He said somne people -had criticized
the R. F. D. News, saying it had mis
represented them; but they surely
ought to give him credit for more
sense than to say that he would try
to antagonize any who might help the
cause if they were honestly seeking
to do so.~ But he was going. to tell
the truth as "far as he could, and he
was not going to say that any man
was working for the interests of the
carriers unless it was true. He said
some one-he would not .say he was
a congressman or a senator or candi
date-had offered him $250 to publish
a certain story. Editor Brown said
he had his price, as ev'ery man had,
but his price was the loyalty and sup
port of the R. F. D. carriers.
He said last year had been a -bad
year for the carriers, the administra
tion having been against them, the de
partmlents against them, and the chair
men of committees against them, but
notwithstanding that the . fight had
been made and the carriers had come
within eight votes of winning. Some
people mighi say there was never any
vote, or an? bill, but the amendment
was framed by some of the best mem
bars, in the only way it could be fram
ed umrder the rules of the house. And
any man the friend of the carriers
could not avail himself of any such ex
cuse as that. Some of their friands
were absent for one cause or another,
and if they had been present the fight
would have been won, anyway.
The presence of Editor Brown was
very much appreciated by the car
riers. His address received their close
attention, and at its conclusion he was
extended a rising vote of thanks and
was elected an honorary member of
the association. It was a matter of
regret that Editor Brown was forced
to leave at 3.20 o'clock yesterday aft
ernoon. He went to Raleigb to at
tend the meeting of the North Caro
Private Secretary Wyatt W. Brad
ley read a telegram from Congress
man Wyatt Aiken, of the 3rd district.
saying that on account of the sick-:
!-ass of his child he would have to
come to Newberry if possible. Pri
vate Secretary Bradley said he hoped
Mr. Aiken would be able to get here
Monday afternoon. He told the ca"
riers that Mr. Aiken was their friend,
having proved himself so from his
entrance into congress, as they knew.
He said that in the future as In the
past he could be counted upon to serve
them in any way possible.
Mr. Bradley reviewed the conditions
in Washington, with which he is well
acquainted, saying that a big deficit
had been charged up to the R. F. D.
system, when it did not belong thete,
and when it woula not be theare if the
number of small postoffices and star
routes discontinued,, and. other thinga
in which the R. F. D. service had re
duced expenses, wera taken into con
sideration. , In addition to that, said
Mr. Bradley, it Was putting it on a
very low plane to place the R. F. D.
service on a basis of dollars and cents
when the great good which it was do.
ing along educational and intellectual
lines was taken into consideration.
P. 0.Inspector Brown.
A letter Was received from Postof
ftee Inspector Brown regretting his
inability to be present, on account of
The Tenmessee President. *
Presideift Wicker read a commuai
cation from State President Andersoa,
of the Tennessee Association, saying
he expected and hoped to be in New
berry on Tuesday..
A message was read fiom Congress
man Johnson, of the 4th district, re
gretting his inability to be present,
and promising the carriers his hearty
co-operat ion in everything that looked
towards their welfare.
President Wicker appointed on the
credentials committee Secretary Paul
K. Crosby, of Colleton; Messrs. A. R.
Fletcher, of Kershaw; W. G.' Peterson,
of Newberry; P. M. Hough. of Green
ville; and A. I. Owings, of Laarens.
This. committee submitted its report
at the afternoon session and th2 dele
gates were seated.
Seargeant-At-Arms and Page.
President Wicker &ppointed Frank
Shealy, of Lexington, sergeant-at
arms, and. Thompson Shesty, New
The Presidet's Repor,.
President Wicker submitted his an
nual report, which showed a remark
able growth in the association during
the past year..
At the close of the last convention,
he said, the membership was onIy one
hundred and twenty-five which entit
led the association only to two dele
gates in the national .convention.
President Wicker began his year's
work by an effort,'to increase the
membership and to organize county
associations in those'counties that had
not been 'rganized and the member
ship has been materially increased
during the year and a great deal more
laterest is. being manifested in the as
President Wicker in closing his re
p.ort makes several important recoin
mndationg. He recommends a
change in tfR constitution as to the
method of voting so as to permit each
county to cast one vote for their mema
bers enrolled and that in those coun
ties where there is no county organ
izatidn each member of the $tate as
sociation from such county be entit
led to one vote. He also recommends
that substitute rural letter carriers b~e
accepted as members upon the pay
ment of the annual dues.
President Wicker urges the carriers
to use their Influence dilring.the com
ing year for the establishment of a
State highway commission or a State
supervisor or superintendent of pub
lic highways. As the law stands now
we have no public road system. At
present each county has its own petty
and imperfect system of road work
and by the operation of this system it
is possible for the "main roads in
any county to become so impassable
as entirely to obstruct or cut off inter-.
ounty travel and transportation.
President Wicker says that a State
highway commission or super,
intendent should be appointed
and shottld, be vested with
more than advisory powers. Among
these powers President Wicker says
that the State commission should
have power to compel the county sup
ervisor to keep In repair the, main
roads in his cot1ty connecting them