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i/igA Water H<
i Terrors For
He Wades Creeks and Travel
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(T. E. Wicker).
So far Pluto has thrown a dampei
on every county campaign meeting.
The Whitmire meeting on Saturday
last was almost a repetition of the
meeting at Mount Pleasant the Sat
? 1 J-foir fha
> -uraay previous, a ueavy i amiau i?c j
evening before that reached in every j
direction for miles and miles around,
tore -up roads and raised streams ani
swept away bridges making it diffi.
* \ cult for the candidates and others to
K reach Wiiitmire on Saturday.
r . j
Numbers of auto transfers and
automobiles left Newberry well load- j
ed and those that left early reached
I Whitmire in good time as the meeting
j was not scheduled to start until 2
o'clock p. m.
L The editor of The Herald and News
. and the reporter accompanied by
(Messrs Pope Tompkins and John E.
(-Franklin left 'isewoerry in tne eauor s
car at 11:50 and reached "Whitmire
a little after 3 o'clock. This length
of time was required on account ?f
irigh. water at Indian creek and at
i Duncans creek.
I At Indian creek the editor, who was
at the wheel decided that if a Ford
couldn't ford the sheet of water before
us it was not worthy of being called
a Ford, so we plunged in. Every ,
thing went swimmingly until a deep I
place was reached and the engine was J
The editor didn't say anything tm\
h the expression on his face was translated
to mean "volunteers wanted/'
Pope Tompkins was the first to
r translate the meaning and! immediately
shucked off his foot gear and
roled up his pants far above Mtj
knees and stepped out into the water.
As the carburetor was above the
water Mr. Tompkins endeavored to
crank the engine. He cranked some,
f and prospired some and blowed some
but the engine wouldn't even grunt.
Then Mr. Tompkins gave it up and
a ? n J XT x ^
Degian leeJing aruuiiu iu uie water vv7
see of he could find some young
Fords disporting in the stream.
About this time Mr. J. W. Epting,
candidate for Sub Supervisor, came
(meeting us. He had given up hopes
of reaching Whitmire and was^return.
ing to Newberry. Mr. Epting reversed
his car and pulled us out.
r Thence we sped on sometimes on
, 3 cylinders and sometimes on 4 until
we reached Duncan's creek about one
atid a half miles this side Whitmire.
. Here we found a veritable flood running
around the bridge. Leaving ou:
W car on the hiil as several others had
H done already we caught a horse
-drawn vehicle and were carried across
W to the bridge over the main stream j
where we were picked up by another
k antoirobile and carried on to the meet- j
I The speaking was concluded about
| 5 o'clock and as a large black cloud
began to slowly loom up with increasing
proportions as it advancea
and giving warning of its approach
f hy an occasional roll of distant thun-1
Ider the crowds began to disperse,
the Newbery contingent making a
drive for Duncan's creek to get across
before the rain arrived.
At the creek there was a busy scene.
There "were those on foot who had
left ther cars on the other side, and
there were those who were in tTieii.
cars and wanted to find some m^ans of
crossing without getting -'stuck'5
in the water between the
I "bridge and the bluff which the roai!
;an this side must ascend. Then there!
were others in buggies and wagons j
and these were the saviors of the day,
for the pedestrians found passage |
in them over th^ swollen waters ana j
the autoists following the rule of
""safety first"' crnnked their engines
r aiKl 116Q On IU Lilt; i t?i <JL Luc nasuiio,
Tn every instance, the motors ca'me
out "alive' and rearing to go in spite
of the fact that the water ran freely
around the hoods of the motors. The
's Through the Rains to Ge
-Several Get Waterbound !
pedestrians on reaching their cars 6n I
I this side immediately "hit the road."
I The Herald and News party fefll into
I line but engine trouble set in again
and we ran about 5 miles on three
cylinders with, the cloud "which wa3
nowalmost overhead threatening to
put us entirely out of commission.
But for this trouble, our party coulu
have reached Indian creek before the
torrents of rain fell which soon made
that creek impassable for the night.
Just as we reached the tome of Mr.
J. 'Will Suber the very bottom of thb
heavens fell out as two clouds met,
one from the direction of Whitmire
land the other from the direction of
Indian creek. To avoid being soaked
?? "Irvf whorft I
w a rmii 111 tu iw.1. ^ wo M?Wwe
found shelter from the down-1
pour. While there we went over the
motor and founds the cause of the
missing cylinder and fixed it.
When the rain had passed sufficiently
to drive we hit the road again
with all four cylinedrs working beautifuly
and visions of home began to
picture themselves before us. But.
these were short lived illusions for aa
we approached iMr. John iM. Suber's
home, Mr. Pittard, the Pepsi-coli
man, flagged us down and informed
us that Indian creek w^s a youn*?
flood and that Ills auto truck was on
the bridge "dead." We threw up oui
hands. A few moments later a big
automobile pulled up behind us and
Sheriff Blease and Mr. Eugene o.
Blease and several other passengers
When told that they could not cros^5
Indian creek Mr. W. S. Melton wlio
was driving the car told of the wash,
ing away of the bridge beyond Mr. .1.
'Will Suber's just as the car passed off
the bridge. This was Quite in thrilling
experience. The bridge over Hunting
Fork creek at this place was a wooden
structure about 60 or 70 feet long
and in dry weather is about 10 feet,
above the water, the banks ^heins
from 6 to 8 feet deep. When the
sheriff's party reached the stream
water was over the oridge and running
around on each end. Mr. Melton
made an attempt to cross. When he
dashed through the water and reachAr?
fhe? 'hriflo'o "hie onoitmo -to-qc Tioarlr
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drowned and it stopped on the bridge.
After humoring it a little it pulled.
them off the bridge and Just vas the
hind wheels rolled off, the bridge
parted near the middle and floated
down stream. This was a close-call.
A few moments later the party might
have bee thrown into the raging torrents.
It soon became evident that further
travel was out of the question an.i
ample provision was made at the
hospitable homes of Messrs Jno. M. i
Suber and J. Will Suber for tilt-!
stranded part}-. Tnese "homes are well
provided with all the blessings of a
beautiful providence and the Xewberry
part3T was fortunate in being taken
into the homes of these good men
and their charming families.
On Sunday morning all hope ot i
reaching Newberry by auto, was |
abandoned and >Mr. John M. Suber
provided a wagon and a four mule
team and sent the party to Whitmire
where we were jioned by several
other stranded Xewberrians. The
party entrained at Whitmire at 2:30
and went to Clinton and from thence
to Newberry arriving at 4 o'clock
On nrrmmf of arrival n? I
the reporter the candidates for the j
senate and Mr. Wheeler and Mr. 'Wilson
for superintendent of education
had already spoken, as h:rd Mr. H. H.
Evans and Dr. J. Wm. Folk for t.lio
house of representatives.
Mr. Walter T. Herbert was speaking
and said he would work in the interest
of the farmers and try to secure legislation
that would further his interests.
He favored a rural credit
system and said he was a crank about
education and wanted the boys and
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IS there'any way to stop thisiligt
effort to stop this stampede of
town? What is OUR community <
YCU and ME, if it were spent wit!
DREAM or FANCY. The artist h
facts. Let us face them as they
the right ACTION for US. Let u
of us REMEMBER: That HOMJ
our money at HOME. That HOM
girls of the county and state educated, -scientiously s
He said he was out to meet the people C. T. ^
and make new friends, that his fathei the Question
and grandfather had travelled over i g0 +0 the lej
the same hills while they were can- ! soie reason f<
didates for the house to which they 1 was that
were elected. terest of the
Dr. E. X. Kibler said he was not see finishe
running for the money in the office for -^r -p A. D
the office as every body knew hardly firgt time
? ^ ha r\\
paid expenses; iie wautcu tv i office. He si
some service to "his county and state. tjie farm and
He discussed the warehouse system ejucation an(
which lie favored along with biennial ^rom xewber
sessions. He sco* ~-d the creation of iifoerai supp
what he termed "useless offices schools but tl
which led him to an animated bu? have a greate
friendly colloquy with Sheriff Blease '^e pe0pie ai
in connection with the appointment closing he sa
by the governor of a certain liquor t0 overturn t
constable. Mr. Kibler wanted to tj,ere were-1o
know of Mr. Blease if this constable t0 ^eal wjt-n
still held his position. Mr. Blease ^ ^
said that he did. and stated further * ' .
on account oj
that he (Blease) had nothing to od jn^r0(juce(j ^v
with the appointment and could not f
remove th e party. , .
.why he was
Mr. T. A. Dominick snid this was thfe bein? able to
first time he had ever asked for an Whitmire and
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office. He spoive or ms pa.sc way 10 ms i
life in the vicinity of Pomaria near that s
which place he had lived all of his 0^c ab0Ut 3 y
life as a farmer and school teacher. or ^js c
George S. Mower said he was glad the establishi
to have reached Whitmire although 2. gbd to say
little late on account of the floods. He tration he h
briefly reviewed his record in the leg- vance from -i
islature and has tried at all times to t teacher institi
serve the best interests of the staAe. f present stand
He closed with the statement that referred to r
while he never made promises he at Jolly Stre<
would do as he had alwa? j done 1a spoke of havj
the past try to faithfuly and con- treasury as ?
it? How many communities are
money THAT FLIES OUT of
doing? What would all this mor
li our own business men? The p
as simply brought HOME to u
are. The group of men with lif
s organize to stop this flight. I
E values increase in proportion i
E values disappeai with every
erve the people. j this not a matte
Vyche opened by asking j rather the mone;
"why should I want tc I aPPlied where ne<
jislature?" He said his : 01 debts existing
Dr wanting to be return- j school districts ;
1 * -1 T- .*- 4.\y * 4* I i Whirmire school
lie ns'Q worii in tuc iix" i ?
people which he wished!t0*d Pa.yin? ofi
^ j Writmire school
. . , ., . t .which Mr. WheeL
omimck said tis was the
, , , , . ] treasury. He spo
had ever as^ed tor a
, , . ? i to aits of servic<
)oke oi his past lite on
. . ! not a young mai
his efforts to secure an : #
? , , age but it was t
1 his final graduatloa, ,
? 'Who aoes tilings,
ry college. He favored
ort for colleges and . ^r- Clemson Wi
mnqrht tbp srliool should 1 reporter after th
:r share because more ot i^nd was asked f(
*e benefited thereby. In | speech. Mr. iWi
id he would not attempt Utressed the imp<
he legislature because j sibility of the o
!4 other men down there ^dignified position
! organized requirii
A.ull having arrived late j a man well trair
f being ^vater bound was I The reporter w;
Chairman F R. Hunter, I Wheeler but was
reliminary remarks as to j. along the same I:
late and his pleasure at j -roily Street.
meet the people of ' Mr. Blease, car
I referring in a pleasant ; .said that he
>pponents Mr. Aull saia ! his merits and
served 18 months in this f Had great res]
ears ago and at that time > ponent and wishe
fficial visit he suggested he held himself in
nent of a high and was i day to ^o where
that duringhis admlnis- j he tried to catc'
ad seen the school ad-: fore they got o
three teacher i-) a five -rather than let t
ution and from that to iti'l state before goins
ing as a high school. He the liquor consta
vlr. Wheeler's statement Xibler referrel y.
?t. in which 'Yr. Wheeler had nothing to d<
:ng left $10,000.00 in the ment h;id not ask(
i surplus. He thought in the count7, tha
AGRICULTURE AND > 1
k HOME ECONOMICS
\] N Prosperity, July 24.?Mr. and Mrs.
J. C. Taylor of Batesburg are visitJ
ing Mr. A. G. Wise.
J) Mr. C. P. Barre of Newberry spent
the week-end with Mrs. E W. Werts.
A Miss Cario Wycbe has returned
' Vj| Winthrop Summer School.
1/ Mr. Abram Stork of Columbia apent^
J the week-end with Mrs. A. G. "Wise.
yf | Little Misses Rebecca Harmon and
Jj * ! Ethel Shealy are sp^nfeing the week
^ I Si*.
\ : I ~ i
I ? j Mesdames H. B. Wicker, Joe Sitz, \
,)} G. Y. Hunter and Miss <Mary DeWalt
//jzrHunter spent sjveral d. ys last wecfe
S33^ in Columbia. "1
' \ Mr. and Mrs. B. M. D. Livingston
$A$gr *\\ were shoppers to Columbia on Wedlj'
\ iMrs. J. B. Bedenbaugh has returned
J ] f 1| to her home in Pomaria after visitrwarpnts
Mr. and Mrs. J. M.
V ' I ^ ' k#
\ 'b . Miss Virginia. Kinard of Little ..
f 7 Mountain is the guest of Mrs. Joe - _ ;
^ Prof, and Mr3. C. H. Fowler^ an<*
Miss Kitchen of Bookman spent Friday
in town. " K-rk ?
Rev, P. E. Monroe, president of j."
Summerland College and Mr. Berley ;
Shealy of Leesville, stopped for a few
hours in our town en route home from
the Sunday School Normal at New,
Mrs. McCord and children of Abbe- li :v - <
ville are visiting the former's sister, "V- y f
Mrs. L. C. Merchant.
Judge Sease of Spartanburg has
been visiting his sister, Mrs. C. T. .
Campaign Day will be Friday, July
28, at Young's Grove. Nichols anl
Garrett will furnish their usual fine
/ Cue dinner.
1 . 'Misses Fannie McGill and Annie
: maKing all Balentine of Columoia ana /vuwie
their home Eleazer of Chapin are the house
ley mean to guests of Miss Doris Kohn.
)icture is no ^ 'Miss Len.3, Lester of Columbia is
[g hard spending awhile with her mother, Mrs.
Rosa Lester. . * ,j|
les provides Mi?s Lola gedenbaugh spent seviet
eacn one eral <jays last Week in Newberry and
?c? titq ornh^ was ancomDanied home by her cousin,
I>0 VV O^VllU
dollar sent Mrs-Lewis* 1
Miss Nora Long of Newberry is visiting
Miss Edna Fellers.
r to boast of tint Misses Ruby Russe11 of CaTteTa7
should have heen, Tille' Ga" and Maud H?Pkins o?
->ded and in payment Seneca are suests of Mr3' J" S" I
: in some of tne?j
and spoqe of the j Mrs. Tom Johnson has returned to
out of this fund j Newberry after a short visit to Mrs.
f the debt of the 0. B. Simpson.
and of this fund j alld ^Irs_ R j stoudemayer
or had left in the > Spent seVerai days last week in Chake
of age as applied j
j and said this was i
is or an old man's j Misses Margurite Wise and Elizahe
age of "the man : beth McWaters have returned from a
I visit to LMiss Evelyn Wise of Little
Ison was seen by the 1
e meeting was ovex Miss Annie Laurie Lester lias re5r
an outline ui nls turned from Sullivan's Island.
Ison. said that ie Prof. Jolin Taylor of the University
Drt^nce and respon- of Texas is expected home tomorrow.
ffice. Thought It a . '
Great preparations are being made
.and should be well . . . ... ,
x-_ ? ^or a s^ort course in agriculture and
ig tne enure mue ut Home economies at prosperity, JUiy
red for the job. to August 2. This course will be
as unable to see Mr. gjveil at the Prosperity School Audiinformed
that it was torjum> under the auspices of Mr. T.
ine as his speech at M Mills ?n(i Miss Willie Mae Wise.
for sheriS.! that he did not presume upon the*
was running on j authority of town officers and that i?
his record alone, j there was money to throw away he did
?ect for his op- J not blame the liquor constable in
:d him well. Said' question for drawing the salary.
. readiness night and j The party of stranded candidates
he was needed, that4 and plain ordinary citizens at Whitii
law breakers De- fmire who took the train Sunday for
of the county i Xewberrv'via Clinton consisted of the
hem get out of the following: E. M. Lane, Dr. Van
^ after them. As to Smith, Geo. S. Mower, T. W. Higgins,
ble to whom Mr. j Clemson Wilson, Eugene S. Blease,
Cr. Blease said he Cannon G. Blease, Wesley S. Jones, E?/
} with his oppoint- ?H Aull, Russell Tidmarsh. W. S>. MelI
5d for help anywhera ' ton. Pope Tompkins. John E. Franfc,t
he did not need it, ^ lin and the reporter.