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FOR R. F. D. SERVICE
SAYS IT WOULD IMPROVE SYSrTEM
AND COST LESS.
lever Says if Service is Curtailed
the Democratic Party TTill
Washington, Feb. 27.?Rumors have
become current throughout the country
that it is tlie intention of the postoffice
department to greatly curtail
the rural delivery service. The results
iiave been >hat members of congress
representing rural constituencies ih&ve
"been flooded with, protests against any
change of policy on the part of fcte
postoffice department which would
bring about any decrease in the efficiency
of rural service.
A great many members have personally
protested to the postmaster general
and have filed written protests
with him. The following correspondence
has taken place between Postmaster
General Burleson and Representative
Lever. In la is letter to Representative
Lever Mr. Burleson clearly
defines the attitude of the departmen:
, Washington, D. C.. Feb. 6,1113.
/ Hon. A. S. Burleson, Postofiice department,
Washington, D. C.?Mp Dear
General: I have been thinking a great
deal about the matter of our conversation
the other day relative to your
policy in regard to the rural delivery
service in the country. The more I
think about it the more fully convinced
I become that if you put into effect
the pian you have in mind of curtailing
rural delivery service, you will
not only work a serious injury to the
people of the country?the rural people?but
make it impossible for the
Democratic party to hope to win the
next presidential election.
'r,t- -* * A? ; ? i. 1
rue postal service was never mieuued
to be avprofit-making concern. It
was established for the convenience
and education of the people; and you
can as little afford to curtail that service
as Secretary Houston can to curtail
the constructive work of the department
of agriculture* I am writing
this as your friend, and as a friend of
t~OA nHministration from President ?Wil
son down to the humblest m-e ruber of
it. I earnestly beg you, and I know I
am voicing the sentiment of every
Democratic member in Congress, not
to put into operation any plan by
which rural delivery service will be
hurt. The country people are entitled
to as good postal service as the city
people, and we must do nothing that
will show any discrimination against
them. With personal regards, very respectfully.
(Signed) iA, F. Leaver.
Burleson to Lever.
Washington, Feb. 18,1915
Hon. A. F. Lever, House. a" Representatives?'My
Dear Mr. Lever: This
is to acknowledge receipts of your letter
off February 6, in relation^to the
rurkl service, v^ich I have carefully
I fully concur with you-1'*, the view
that the postal service should not and
must not, be conducted is a "profitmaking
concern," and that the rural
delivery of mail was established "for
the convenience and education of the
people." So fixed am I in this conviction
that it shall be my policy to in^
. crease and extend, instead of curtail,
this very important posital facility so
That rirtJ- !ac? hnf mnro nf tha Ampri
can people shall be furnished the adVantages
which it affords. /Co-ordinate,
however, with this policy good administration
demands that satisfactory
postal facilities be given to the people
at the least possibly expenditure of
It is sincerely regretted that in times
past this aesirable service was not always
-established or maintained in well
populated communities where it could
' ^ be utilized rfor the convenience and education
of tlie people, and that" the expenditure
of thousands of dollars
tor unusual or unnecessary mail facilities
has interfered with the proper application
of available resources for the
extension of this service. (Therefore,
many of our people can not now be
provided with these means o: convenience
and education that are more
than liberally supplied to others.
Then, again, there are other inequalities.
For example: In communities
where road conditions and population
chie oniuia; ULLtT uuvx uvw
should be equal. There are certain
sections of the country where one community
will hare a route affording triweekly
service and another where the
conditions are identically the same a
route providing daily service. Now,
either the community with the triweekly
service is entitled to daily service
or the community with the daily
service is entitled only to the triweekly
service. In other words, the
service should be established with regard
to the actual needs of the patrons
of the particular route and should be
cm-mfcahlv distributed between com
inanities where the conditions and requirements
are identically the same.
The logic and justioe of this is ap
parent both in the interest of good adj
ministration and fairness to the patI
rons of the postal service. That some
j communities should have more serv!
ice than is essential and other less or
I T-i/Arx-v o-f oil ie monifcctl,i- \i-TV\n<r pTlf
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fort is being made to eliminate these
inequalities and it is believed that
when this shall have been done there
will be no further cause for complaint
from any source on the score o: unequal
or inadequate service.
At Less Cost.
Under this conception of my duty
as an administrative official I am enGAL
deavoring to ascertain whether a rural
service equally satisfactory and serving
a large number of our people can
not be provided at a less cost. But
you may rest assured tfaat no action
will be taken which will injure or
needlessly curtail the service. On the
contrary, it is my endeavor to discover
a satisfactory means of providing this
service for a larger number of our
people and, if possible, at a reduced
cost. In this connection, attention is
invited to that part of my annual report
for 1914, pages 32-39, where the
policy of the postoffice department under
the present administration with
regard to this service is fully set forth.
The final approval of any suggestions
which I may make will rest with
congress. I feel that the postmaster
general should De given auinoruy iu
place the rural delivery service on a
contract basis, only when, after care.ful
investigation by the department, it
is found in particular instances that
by doing so the service will not be impaired,
but made mofe effective and
administered at less cost.
Apologizing for the delay in replying
to your letter, and with every expression
of regard and best wishes, I am*
Very sincerely yours,
(Signed) A. S. Burleson.
Operetta to be Presented at Newberrj
Opera Honse This Week by
Preparations are complete for the
operetta next Thursday and Friday
nights. The play will be rendered in
I the city opera nouse each evening,
beginning promptly at* 8:30. "The
Pennant" is a comedy sketch of more
than usual literary and musical beauty.
Scores of young men and young
j women of the college and town have
| been busy for months training to render
the plav, and the people of New]
berry will be delighted with "Doris"
| and "Jack" and the Jew, and the Eng1
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nsn nooieiuan, as wen as cue uuiei
principal characters. The choruses
are superb. There has never been
anything like this play in Newberry
! by amateur talent. ^
The operetta will beopi&ned with a
prelude of songs by a large chorus of
beys and birls. They are the cutest
; things ever seen" in Newberry. Then
; the curtain will rise on act 1 nf the
: The following synopsis gives some
i idea of the play:j
Jack Lawson, foot ball captain and
! ^ero of f'e hour is in love with Doris
Bond, college heiress and adopted
; daughter o Jeremiah Bond, the millionaire
paper collar manufacturer.
! Mrs. Bond is the usual type of
I the socially ambitious woman, and
j strenuously objects to Jack's suit,
I wishing to marry Doris to a foreign
i nobleman and thus secure entry for
; herself into high society. A shrewd
jjew named Lebi Lender, learning of
Mrs. Bond's ambition, finds an adventurous
fortune hunter and backs him
financially to play the part of Lord
Woodby Rich, and through Mrs. Bond,
' succeeds in winning Doris and her mil|
lions. -Verdant Green, the freshman,
| a supposed yokel from "up country,''
but not so green as he appears, learns
j of the plan and lets Jack and Doris
; into the secret. Througii the coaching
! of Verdant, Lord Woodby mistakes
| Mrs. Reno Grass for Doris and makes
[ love to her. The widow returns his
j love with ardor and draws him into a
proposal. Levi arrives in the nick oi?
i time to save the situation. Jack and
Doris meet on the day he is to olay
ooroinct hat- n-n 11 a. era tpflm T-T P fp.aTX
; M-fcjC*.* UOt AAW w
fi:at her loyalty to her school may obstruct
the course of their love, but
is assured by her. Mrs. Bond prevails
on her husband to 'sanction the
"international alliance." Jack wins
the game, but apparently loses Doris.
Mrs. Reno Grass at this crises offers
herself to Jack as a consolation prize.
The lord's ardent wooing is spurned
by Doris in true American style, which
gives promise tlhat love will find a
Jack and Doris elope, but in her
haste, Doris forgets her hat, which
is found and appropriated by Verdant
Green. Lord Wood by Rich comes to
serenade Doris and sings to her hat
and Verdant instead. Mrs. Grass discovers
the elopement, finds Verdant
and at once luakes love to him, but he
fails to appreciate Iher attentions. Mr.
an-d Mrs. Bond make the final arrangements
with the lord and Levi, and si^n
^he marriage settlement, only to find
that Jack has a prior document in the
Mothers of this commi
You have children to e<
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schools that your chiiarer
equal to those given the (
man in the city.
Do you not know that
mail order man instead o:
town you are taking awa
your children should have
The schools are suppori
- 1 i
mail-order man does not ]
but the money you are se
greater wealth and mo
funds of the city, and less
in the school funds of thi
Why not assist in educ
You can do it by spend
merchants who are assi
schools here instead of s<
You mothers can be bo
your own children if you
Think it over.
. marriage certificate. The lord is forced j
to go to work. Levi mourns his squan- j
dered "monish/' The freshman and |
ri ? ~~ V./-WT,. if ^11 r>3ma flhrUlT. I
iurs. ten iivj v? il uii vl??v.
Mrs. Bond is i reconciled and all join
I'aands jn a song for "the good old
111:^ play is given for the benefit of
the College Athletic association. The I
prices are 50 cents downstairs and 25 j
cents for the gallery. Seats may be j
reserved now for either evening at j
Gilder & Weeks without extra charge.
Cast of Characters.
Doris Bond Miss Pauline Gilder
Jack Lawson M. F. Morgan
Mrs, Jeremiah Bond,
Miss Margaret Burton
Jeremiah Bond Gus Houseal, Jr
Lord Woodby Rich R. E. Allen
Levi Lender F. D. McLean
Mrs. Reno Grass Miss Bess Kibler
Verdant Green :..Jno. B. Setzle'Miss
Sweet Miss Sara Williams j
Miss Young Miss Sadie Fant I
. . i
Bennie Owen J. L. JPansn |
Mason C. V. Ashbaugh
Harding Ralph B Baker
Charus of foot ball players and college
? <CT:orus of children.
Violin, Messrs. Earle Hipp and E. E.
Pund; clarinet, Mr. Otway Salter; piano,
Mrs. E. B. iSetzler.
Makes Basketball Series a Tie?Another
Newberry, March 2.?tBy defeating
Wofford tonight,'37 to 18, Newberry
evened up the basketball series between
these two teams and attained a.
! tie for the 'State collegiate championship.
The deciding game will be played
on a neutral court a^jsoon as arrangements
for the mSttch ' can be
Newberry tonight far outshone the
Wofford Terriers, the Indians' passing
being too much for the game crew
from Spartanburg. Ashbaugh at center
for the winners was a prime factor
in the result, his shots over his oppo
nenx s neaa ouen yyeumss wi j
scoring. Baker at forward for Newberry
also played a star$game, throwing
seven field goals. Anderson at
forward .for the losers, was t/heir star,
though he had small opportunity to
score, the Newberry guards' work being
The game was hard fought all the
way and was decidedly interesting.
dewberry 37. Wofford 18.
Baker R.F Earle
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Ashbaugh 0 Collins
McLean R.G Howard
Pasdhal L.G Patterson
Referee, Theller (Davidson). Timekeeper,
The Quinine That Does Not Affect The Heed
Because of its tonic and laxative effect, LAXA- j
TIVE BROMO QUININE is betterthan ordinary i
Quinine and does not cause nervousness nor j
ringing in head. Remember the full name and j
look lor the signature of E. W. GROVE. 25c. j
iacate. You wantr good
V ' ?
i may have advantages
:hildren of the mail-order
; when you buy of the
f the merchants of this
y from the opportunities
ted by taxe^ of which the
pay one cent in this town,
nding to the city means
re money in the school
3 wealth and less money
ating your own children?
ing your dollars with the
isting in keeping up the
jnding them to the mailAfi+/M?n
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THE J AMES I). NANCE CAMP
HELD MEETING MONDAY.
A meeting of James D. Nance camp,
No. 336, United Confederate Veterans, j
was held in the courthouse for the I
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camp and delegates to the reunions
to be held in Richmond. Va., and Columbia,
8. C. The meeting was called
to order by First Lieut. J. F. J. Caldwell,
a good number of members in attendance.
T.e following officers were
elected to serve for one year, or until
their successors are duly eected and
J. F. J. Caldwell, commander.
D. 'A. Dickert, first lieutenant.
G. B. Aull, second lieutenant.
M. M. Buford, adjutant.
J. P. Blair, quartermaster.
W. G. Peterson, commissary.
Dr. James Mcintosh, surgeon.
Dr. S. G. Welch, assistant surgeon. |
J. A. Sligh, chaplain.
William jonnson, treasurer,
v- C. Sligh, sergeant major.
iN. H. Young, color sergeant.
E. P. Bradley, videitte.,'
R. T. C. Hunter, first color sergeant.
L. S. Bowers, second color sergeant.
W. H. |vV!allace, historian.
Od motion, election of delegates tc j
the State reunion was gone into, with
the following result: u*I. JVi. Buiord,
J. F. J. Caldwell, D. A. Dickert, J. G.
Rikard, W. P. JVIcCuIlough, R. T. JC.
Hunter, D. M. Ward, R. IT'. Caldwell,
G. B. Aull, E. P. Bradley.
Also elected 'Fr.e following delegates
to the reunion at Richmand, Va., on'
June 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 1915: W. W. j
Riser, M. 'M. tfu:ora, r. jviauiiews, i
Hilliard Shealy, W. Y. Fair, G. B. Aull, I
J.. F. J. Caldwell, R. T. C. Hunter, D.!
(VI. Ward, W. P. Blair, J. G. Rikard.
On motion, the commander was instructed
to appoint sponsors for both
reunions in Columbia and Richmond. I
On motion, the commander was in-1
structed to appoint a committee to re- j
port on the death of our late com- j
mander, Capt. J. W. Gary.
There being no further business, ti-e
J. F- Caldwell, Commander.
M. M. Btftord, Adjutant.
Declamation Preliminary Contest. 1
The declamation committee decided i
to use the same grouping for the pre- ]
liminary contest that is used for ex- (
hibits and dinner. T^ere is from each t
group of schools a member of the dec- t
lamation committee who is asked to 1
notii y the other teacher in his group J
and to hold the preliminary contest 1
on or before MarcT.i. 12. Teachers will
please report the name of pupil, name (
of school and name of subject when i
sending names of other contestants. J
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