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MEXLX, NUNBIER 74. NETBERRY, SOUTH CAROLINA. FIIDIAY. SEPTE.BER 15, 1911
IETURNS FROM DETROIT.
... V. Waldr0 Tal!s interestingly
of His Trip-Will Haye Supply
Mr. W. C. Waldrop, local distributor
for - the Studebaker corporation, "
turned Friday from Detroit, Mich.,
Where he has been the guest of Gen
,eral Manager Walter E. Flanders of
-the Studebaker corporation, E-M-F
Mr. Waldrop joined the Studebaker
special train at Charlotte, N. C., arriv
ing in Detroit on Tuesday morning at
8 o'clock, where he spent two days in
specting the E-M-F factories, and en
joying the hospitality of Mr'. Flanders,
the great automobile manufacturer.
He speaks in glowing terms of the trip
and especially of the hospitality of the
"I was not the only guest of Mr.
Flanders," says Mr. Waldrop. "In fact,
I was one of the party of dealers from
this" section who were personally in
vited to go to Detroit and inspect the
facilities the company have for turn
ing out Flanders "20" and E-M-F "30"
"I understand the Studebaker cor
poration is spending over $75,000 in
-entertaining all its dealers in a similar
ashion. .Special' trains are run from
-various sections of the country to De
-troit and back, and every item of the
-dealer's expense is paid from the time
'he leaves home until he returns. The
object, of course, is to show their man
.ufacturing facilities and how they pro
-duce quality cars. .Mr. Flanders told
-me that one obiect he had in n d in
bringing me to Detroit 'was to con
Vince me that the Studebaker corpora
ton actually will be able to procure
in the coming SeaEon the 50,00 cars
'it has promised its dealers. During
the past twelve months, ad everybody
knows, we have been unable to get
more than one car for every four we
could have sold, nevertheless the com
pany was -turning out 100 cars per
-da-.-I was permitted to look over the
records at Detroit, so I know that I
got ny full quota. In short, we were
not the only ones who were in a sim
ilar position, there -are many others.
"I confess that until my visit to De
troit I was just a little skeptical of the
ability of any company to build 5e0000
automobiles in twelve ,months, I had
expressed that skepticism in a letter
to Mr. Flanders personally and his re
sponse was, "Come and see." And he
p$$-da special train of such sump
tuous appointments as are not su-r
passed by those on which railway mag
nates travel on their inspection tours.
There was every comfort that heart
could 'desire, and the stomach was not
-overloo'ked. We had a royal good time
'at Detroit. We spent one day in the
big Plant No. 1 where E-M-F "30" cars
are made, and then we spent a day in
-:a still, larger one, Plant No. 3, where
'Tlariders "20" car is made from the
-pig iron to the complete, fully equip
"It was the most interesting exper
ience I -have ever had, and I. feel as il
I know my product now better thain
ever before. I know just how the cars
"ae made and just how the quality is
- put into 'themp. Add to this the fact
that I had the pleasure of meeting
-personally all the important heads e1
-<epartments in the enormous orgai
zation, and you will understand that ]
Fncw feel as if I was indeed one of t'hs
family. Perhaps the most pleasani
Sport of the whole time wva' Qe eleaiing
I spent, at Mr Flanders' home on Green
'Lake. Ther~e Mr. Fiand e:s o-.ns aboul
1,200 acres~ of beautiful rolling hils
and lakeside property. In fact. his
'property completely surrounds Greer
Lake. There he likes too think he is a
farmer, and there he gets his recrea
'tion and relaxation from the arduous
.duties of managing .4e largest auto
mobile factory in the world.
"To kr.ow Mr. Flanders at his homf
one could not imagine that he is thf
radministrator of a concern doing a
~business of over $50,000,000.00 a year
He is a true American of the New Eng
land type and to meet him once is tc
know him under all conditions. I was
pleased to find that 'he was so thor
oughly conversant with all my own af
fairs and was anxious to help me oui
in my little difficulties."
"'We are going to try to give yoi
'as many automobiles as you will be
able to sell,' said Mr. Flanders.
"Afte walking for hours at a time
through grea-L lanes of machinery ar%A
seeing hundreds of million dollars
woro, of stock in process of manufac
ur. i am thoroughly convinced that
we will be more nearly able to met
the demand for Flanders "20" and E
M-F "30" cars next year than we have
ev.r been before. Of course, that is
not saying we will get enough.
"The demand always seems to keep
ahead of the supply on these cars,
and while the shortage of E-M-F "30's"
was a most serious problem last year,
it looks as if Flanders "20" is going to
be our chief problem this year, be
cause this car is now the most popular
car in America and its wonderful per
formance in road contests and hill
climbing is increasing its popularity
I Mr. Waldrop was enthusiastic in his
description of Detroit, which is the
world's greatest automovIle centre as
well as one of the most beautiful cities
in America. We devoted several hours
to driving about tLie several parks
and bouleviards of Detroit, and our trip
to Mr. Flanders' home and back was
over thirty-two miles of road, a part
of which over the beautiful Bloomfield
hills. Few plares in America have
more charms than this. And, what
with the sight-seeing and charming
hospitality of Mr. Flanders and his
delightful little wife to say nothing of
the trip there and back on the luxur
ious special train, I felt more like a
millionaire who had been on a pleas
ant vacation than one who had been on
a business trip."
Dr. Harms at Opening of Laurens City
Laurens Advertiser, 13th.
The address of Dr. Harms was one
that could hardly Ve done justice to
except by listening to it. He is one
of the' most polished orators that ever
spoke in Laurens and throughout his
address Monday he was given the very
closest attention. Even, the smallest
of the children present. showed that
they were attentive to his word by
I-answering at odd times questions put
to the school on different phases of
the subject in hand. While his words
were addressed principally to the chil
dren, the older people present listen
ed with rapt attention and were per
haps inspired to start out anew to try
and accomplish things they had not
succeeded in before. Dr. Harms* made
a plea to the children to endeavor to
round out for themselves a year of
work in which every faculty which
they possessed would be brou.ghlt into
activity. He urged upon them the
importance of having a well rounded
purpose in life and not to devote all
of their eltergies along one line of
endeavor. He said that there were
th'ings for the hands to do, things for
the head to do and, things for the
heart, and that only through the de
velopment of all these faculties could
they hope to round Out a perfect year
Iof work. He took occasion to say in
an early stage of his address that the
children of Laurens were very for
tunate in their educational facilities
in that they had a school buildi-ng
which would serve as a model for any
city in the State and a superintendent
who had few equals anywhere. Dr.
Harms urged the children to take ad
v.ntage of their opportunities for the
future welfare of the State, and of
the South depended upon the educa
tional development of the white chil
dren. He related a pitiful story of an
dicated negro boy and an illiterate
white youth to stress the importance
of a State-wide compulsory education
law. Dr. Harms was heartily applaud
ed when he finished' his address.
The MIayor's Court.
In mayor's court Thursday morning
William Harris, colored, pleaded guil
ty to three charges and was sentenced
to a fine of $15 or a service of 30 days
in each case. Not havEng the $45 he
had nothing to do but take the 90
days. Two of the charges against him
were for breaking into the residence
of Mr. D. Fair Pifer and stealing there
from a watch and a pistol in the first
instac' and some other articles in
th sem,d instance, and the other
charge was for loafing and idling. On
1nd ay morninfl at about 10.30
Tlican~ Howard Franklin was noti
fid of the house-breaking and thoft.
t o'clock the same afternoon Of
ler Franklin had the negro and the
gods in custody, with the assistance
ne o oliceman John M. Adams.
Mi2isters (of Town Talk Encouraging
iv to Children at School Opening.
Whitmire, Sept. 14.-Rev. Jno. R.
RZsebrc and Mr. R. H. Burtzn attend
,d the pres)ytery of the Presbytcrian
eturch at Lowndesville last week.
.rs. Shealy, of Prosperity, spent
last week here visiting her son, Mr..
Furman Shealy, at the Finney hotel.
Miss Lula Donnan, of Laurens, re
turned to Whitmire Saturday and re
surled her duties as teacher in the
graded school Monday morning.
Mr. Henry :Miller and Miss Frances
Rice spent yesterday with her uncle,
Mr. Clough Rice, at Sedaiia.
Mrs. 0. A. Jeffcoat and children are
visiting her mother and sisters at
Misses Kate Hargrove and Myrtle
guber were in town today.
Mrs. Thad Coleman and little Jessie,
after a pleasant visit to friends and
relatives in Asheville, N. C., have re
turned home. .
Mr. Edgar Fant is visiting relatives
Mrs. McD. Metts and daughters,
Lucy and Mary, have returred from a
delightful visit to the Miller's at Cross
Hill. They also went over to Harris
Lithia Springs and had a delightful
Mr. Luther Duckett, who has spent
a year naar Tampa, Fla., is here visit
ing .relative.s and friends.
Messrs. Tom, Alpheus and Will- Wat
son and their families were called to
Greenwood yesterday on account of
the sudde death of their father, Mr.
W. H. Watson..
Miss Kate Cornwell, of Chester, who
teaches in the kindergarten in Laur
ens, stopped over and spent Saturday
and Saturday. night with her friend,
Mr.. A' M. Watson.
Miss Frances Jeter leaves tomorrow
for Due West, where she will resume
her studies in Erskine college.
Mr. George Young is spending some
time with his sister, Mrs. Ernest Nun
namaker, near Columbia.
The Juvenile Missionary society will
be reorganized in the Methodist
church Friday ev9ening at 4 o'clock.
Mr. H. V. Tay,lor, of Clinton, is in
town looking after his interest in the
Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Jeter spent a day
of last week looking after their farm
ig ibteres.. at Beth E:den.
The Whitmire graded school began
yesterday morning. One hundred and
twenty-five pupils were present. A
number o~f parents came to the open
ing to show their interest in the edu
cation of their children. Rev. 0. A.
JTeffcoat made a very pleasing address
stressing .the importance of these
things in.3chool life: obedien ce, -dili
gence, honor, truthfulness and good
company. Rev. Jno. R. Rosebro and
Rev. R. E. Mood also spoke incourag
ing words to the children.
A Family Reunion of Newberry Folk.
On the 8th, inst., there was an in
teresting and pleasant reunion of the
children and grandchildren of the late
Thomas D. Kinard, whose home was
between Bachman ChapeT and St. Phil
lip's Lutheran churches near Long
Bridge acrqss Cannon's creek. The
:iescendants of Mr.. Kinard assembled
at the old home place, and in the
shade by the well had a good time. All
the children and grand-children were
nresent, in the best of humonr: and
along with them came a few friends,
who did their share of smilin'--and
eating. For instane, there was pres
ent the only living sister of T. H-. Kin
ar. and Col. Ruff was there, together
with Rev. J. A. Sligh, D. D., and Rev.
Y von A. Riser. There was a comn
nite picnic, and there was a complete
b?rbecue, and lemonade a plenty, all
fro for the eating and drinkin.g.
The names of the children of T. H.
TKinord are as fol.lows:2 G. W. Kinard.
P. H. Kinard. Mrs. Mary Crumpton,
Mrs Ida C'romier. Mrs. Kate Odell. R.
'. Kinard, and Mrs. Florence Frank
lvi. The nanra of the onily livinz aunt.
mentened above, is Miss Nancy C.
w-o ot' the roungest of the grand
chl9rn. +inv hah'es in arms. were ban
+"c hr 'Re'. 'Ris'or, and a service of
prayer was held at the home of Mrs.
TRE 'NEWS OF PPX0SPEIiITI
IIZII S(-,Zo(? ]Ias Fiu OVjPIn~I
Young Folks O,f to Seh,ol-Per.
Prosperity, Se-pt. 14.-The Prosper
ity high 'school opened September 13'
with an enrollment of one hundred
and 31. Among the board'ng pupilS
are: Misses Agnes Monts, Louise
Counts, Helen Nichols, Jessie Lorick,
Rosalie Suber and Mr. Epting.
Mrs. A. H. Kohn is visiting at Wise
hotel. Her many friends are glad to
welcome her to her former home.
Mrs. C. M. Harmon is visiting her
aunt, Mrs. Sara Calmes, at Americus,
Mrs. Joe Hartman is visiting at Lit
Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Wise made a fly
ing trip to Columbia.
Mrs. G. Y. Hunter has returned
hom'e, after sojourning in the moun
tains of North Carolina for a number
Miss Tena WIse left Tuesday for
Miss Mary Lizzie Wise is attending
Elizabeth college this session.
Misscs Janie Russell and Mary
Wheeler returned to Broneau.
Miss Grace Burton Reagin goes to
Miss Clara Brown is at Due West
Miss Ruby Russell will attend Co
Mr. G. Harmon left Wednesday for
Trinity college, North Carolina.
These young folks will be greatly
missed in our community.
Miss Lillie Mae Rusell, aftsr vis
iting the Northern markets, has stop
ped over on a isit to her relatives,
before going to Augusta for the win
Mr. Harold Stork, of Columbia, is
viiting Mrs. A. G. Wise.
Mr. John P. Wise left Thursday foT
.Tasper, where he joins the prominem:
law firm of Warren & Warren. -
The young folks of our town gave
a very pleasant dance on Monday
night attVe city hall
The U. D. C. had an ice cream festi
val on Mrs. Will Moseley's lawn Sep
Mrs. C. M. Morris has returned home
from a visit to the parental roof.
.Mr. Granville Wyche is shaking
hands with his many friends.
Mrs. Jrim Schumpert returned home
after a delightful visit to her home in
Mr. Holland Paysmngern spent the
week-end with Mr. Vernon Wheeler.
Misses Mary and Day Wright, of
Newberry, are Visiting Rev, and Mrs.
Z. W. Bedenbaugh.
Mr. Arthur Counts and Samps Nich
ols are enjoying the cool breezes of
the -mountains for a few days..
Mr. S. S. Birge spent the week-end
Mis Victoria Crosson has returned
bore after a visit to her brother, Mr.
Miss Willie Mae Wise leaves this
week to accept a position in the Sum
ter high school.
Mrs. E. E. Young, will go to Colum
bia to visit her niece, Mrs. A. H. Kohn.
The Sorosis will be~ entertained 'by
Mrs. C. T. Wyche Friday afternoon
at 4.30. The following program will
"And when a lady's in the case, you
know other things give place."
"Moral Objections to Wongen's Suf
"Truth-About Equal Suffrage'
Current Events-Mrs. J. C. Schum
Must be Public.
Another of the couples to obtain a
license asked .that their names be not
published because the bride-elect's
father objected to the marriage and
they wanted to keep him in the dark.
-~Snartanburg Herald, 13th. Yes, and
in the course of human events there
will doubtless be something like that
'in Newberry, when some fellow will
want to steal his bride. But the law
is that marriage licenses are to be
published and anyway they are of pub
ic record. Hence, if anyone contem
nets an elopement he will have
make his plans for the running away
part of it fit in with a little time just
tfter being "qualified" by JTudge
* THE IDLER.
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I have read some of the things that
have been said about the old Confed
erate and his drinking a little too
much at the recent reunion in Colum
bia. Now, I do not kno;w whether any
of these old boys drank too much or
not- I suppose, of course, if any of
them took a tablespoon full of beer,
in the opinion of the extreme prohibi
tionists, that would have been too
much. It is pretty generally known,
I guess by this time, that I do not be
long to that school of thiniers-that
is the word-or moralists, or patriots,
who believes that he must regulate the
conduct of his neighbor while his oiwn
needs his most prayerful considera
tion, and who wants to take the mote
out of his brother's eye while the beam
sticks away out from his own eye.
Neither do I believie ~it is a heinous
crime to take a glass of beer or a
glass of whiskey. Of course, it is not
right, to make a hog of yourself either
drinking or eating. I think if the old
boys wanted to take a bottle of beer,
or a drink, they should have done so,
and' it is nobody's business, because
they paid for it. And per chance some
of them got a little too much there is
no occasion to make such a noise
about it. And they do not deserve the
unkind things that are being said.
If our memory is not at fault, th9
first reunion, after the legislature
made appropriation to help entertain
the veterans, was held in Columbia,
and part of the money was spent in
providing a little.beer for the old boys
and they enjoyed it A,,d there was
no holy horror raised about it. This
year it is stated that none of the
money was spent that way, and it
might be that all this fuss is made
because Gov. Blease did not order the
dispensaries closed. It won't be long
before all the 'old vets will be gone,
and then-well, we will have to find
something else- to quarrel about. You
know, if you don't, I am. going to tell
you, that a lot of this stuff about tht
old vets being drunk is the veriest rot
from the extreme prohibition cranks
of the day, who think, I reckon they
do, that it is an enormous crime to
take a drink. Well, 'I am willing to
Igive them credit for .honesty in their
opinions, but I' ask them to grant
me credit for honesty in my views on
the subject- This, however, they a
are not willing to do. For that rea
son I feel that I am justified in believ
ing they' are rather cranky, even if
honest from their standpoint. Let us
all exercise charity in our dealings
with our fellowmen. Let us believe
that other people may be just as lhon
est and, just as good and just as sin
cere as we are, even if they do not
agree to all the ,heresies to which we
hold. *If we would only do this we
would have a good old world and one
that it would be worth while to live
in. If an old veteran took his glass ot
whiskey, as he has been doing all his
life, and per chance on this reunion
day got one~ too many, let us not judge
im too harshly, and remember that
there was a time when he'risked his
all for the land he loved, and let us
Itry to make his last days ~here pleas
ant. That is the way I feel about it.
I know that I am old and cranky, but
I believe I hav'e charity in my 'heart
for my fellowman.
I think it was St. Paul-- you know
him or of him, I suppose-who said
on one occasion something like unto
this: "If I speak with the tongues of
men and of angels, but have not love.
I am become sounding brass, or a
clanging cymbal. And if I have the
gift of prophecy, and know all mys
teries and all knowledge; and if I
have all faith, so.as to remove moun
tains, but have not lov-e, i am nothing."
A little more love, a little more char
ity, that is the crying need of this age.
I want to say to those who have been
criticizing the old vets, remember the
words of St. Paul, and it will do you
good to practice what he says, just a
little bit. "WRlen you do things for
love you do them differently from the
way you do them for money.'' And
you know it was this same St. Paul
who said on another occasion some
thing like this: "For the love of money
is a root of all kinds of evil." Now,
waIamting to say is, that you
here referred to, for if you do you will
entirely misinterpret my meaning and
my purpose in making these observa
tions. The kind of love I am talking
about takes in the broadest kind of
charity, of speech and of action, and
does not think evil, but always de
lights in doing good and in saying
kind and pleasant things and believes
that other people are honest and good,
until you are sure they are not, and
then it tries to make them good and
true. And it knows you can not make
them good and true by abusing thenr
and saying all kind of unkind thikags.
See the point? If you do not I ami
afraid I can not convince you.
In my next I am going to get dowd
that statute book of the tbwn and tell
you about some more of those city.
laws. I see that another city election..
is about to be held in this good old
town, and I am going to advise the
people to find out where -the candi
dates stand so that we anay know what
to expect of the ones we vote for. It
Is important for this old town to wake
up and do something. It is all right
to have big automobile garages, but
we want to put up the price of cotton
and cotton seed, if we want to do
business at the same stand. I hope
there Is no statute in this town booW
which says that the price in Newberry
must be just a ittle .below Pomaria
and Chappells. If I find it I am going'
to ask that it be put in the categorf
with some of the other laws and over
looked for the present at least,
Then I am goin t6ask counci if it
thinks it adds to the appearance of
west Main street to leavie those old
burned buildings standing and what
impression it thinks they make -an the
stranger as he'enters the city for' the
first time. And then I am going to
ask the editor to put in a w,at-iost
ad for The Idler's park. I can't af
ford to lose it. It cost me too much
labor to have it last or stolen. -
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Among the pleasant events of this
week was the porch party given by
Mrs.. W. C. Schenck at her attractive
new home to her sister, Miss Louise
Jonesa~ Miss Jones is soon to enter
Converse -college,- and during the af-.
ternoon notes were written by the
guests to be read by her after her en
trance there. An enjoyable guessing
contest was indulged in, after which
an ice course wag served by Mrs. Scott
and Mrs. Schenck. -Those present
were: Misses Kitty Mayes, Margaret
Burton, Leila Dennis,' Brooksie Den
nis, Lila McCracken, Kate Summer,
Ethel Jones, Marion J'ones, Sara. Sim
mons, Lillian Kihlbr, Mabel William
son, Verna Lane, Lizzie McCracken,
Margaret Davis and. Louise Jones.
Miss Mary Brooks IDennis was hon
ored Tuesday afternoon with a hosi~
ery shower. This, was givien by Mrs..
Robt. E. Leavell. A dozen young la
dies were present and had a most hap
py time. The guests were met at the
door by Miss Sara Simmons and Lu
cille Goggans, and the gifts we're pre
sented by little Miss Nancy Fox,
daintily clad in a hiand-emnbroidered
white dress with pink bows. The
house was decorated in white and
pink, and delightful ice cream a1nd
cake and ipunch were serv'ed the'
Friday evening Miss Mabel William
son will entertain Miss Mar"y Brooks
Dennis with a miscellaneous sbpwe'r.
The Aid society of the Lutheran'
church was entertained Tuesday af-,
Iternoon at the home of Mrs. Theodore
Johnstone in Main street. Cream and
cake were served during the afternoon.
Mrs. R. Y. Leavell wilH be at home
to a large number of friends from 5'
until 7 o'clock Friday afternoon.
Pulaski Lodge, Nso. 20, I. 0. 0. F.
Pulaski lodge, No. 20, L. 0. 0. F.,
will meet Friday night September 15,
at 8 o'clock in 'Klettner's Hall. All
members are asked to attend.
J. Y. Jones,
W. G. Peterson. Noble Grand.