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VOLUME LVIII, NUMBER 30. NEWBERRY, S. C., TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1922. Tv\ICE A WEEK, $2.00 A YEAR
Prosperity, Oct. 9.?A charming
party was given Friday afternoon in
honor of Master Edward Williams'
sixth birthday at the home of his parents,
Rev. and Mrs. J. E. Williams.
The house was beautifully deorated,
a color scheme of red and white being
carried out. After enjoying the
games the children were invited into
the dining room where the table, with
its streamers of red 'ar.d white had in
its centre the white birthday cake
with its six tiny red candles. The
cake was cut and this, with delicious
ice cream was served the tiny tots.
The "Black Bear'' Boy Scouts
with their scout master. Rev. J. EWilliams,
went on a hike Thursday
afternoon. At dusk they camped in
Pugh's pasture where a delicious picnic
lunch was enjoyed.
Beginning Sunday, Oct. 15, a revival
meeting will be held at the
Baptist church. Rev. R. E. Hardaway
of Columbia will conduct the
services and will bring with him the
Gospel singer. The meeting will last
throughout the week. Public cordially
With a dozen members and guests
present the William Lester chapter
U. D. C. held its first meeting of the
fall Friday afternoon with Mrs. C. T.
Wvche. Delegates elected to the
general convention in Birmingham
Nov. 14-15 were Mrs. G. Y. Hunter
and Mrs.C T Wyche. The annual
election of officers was held and all
officers of the past year were reelected
President?Miss Ethel Saner
1st vice president?Miss Effie Hawkins.
2nd vice president?Miss Clara
* Rec. .Sec.?Mrs. J. P. Wheeler
Cor Sec.-?Miss Blanche Kflbler.
Ti>?ioeiiroi-?Mrs ,T_ H. Crosson.
Miss Edna FeL^rs.
1st Kistorian?Mrs. A. N. Crosson.
2nd historian?Mrs. E. W Werts.
[ur Gleaner?Airs. J.^A. Counts.
Confederate music was the subject
of the program, with Miss Effie Haw
as leader. Instead of readings
on muaic, the chapter united in sing!
ing a number of the old Southern
MisseS?JuIia, Rosalyn and Sarah
Quattlebaum were hostesses to the
James D. Nance C. of C. Saturday
afternoon at the home of their parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Quattlebaum.
The program on the "Immortal
Six Hundred" was led by Miss
Sarah Quattebaum. '
MissJBernice Dominick gave the
story of the Immortal Six Hundred.
A poem, "The Charge of the Light
Brigade," was given by Miss Phoebe
Gleanings wee read by Miss Mary
After adjournment tempting refreshments
Saturday afternoon at the Lutheran
parsonage with Rev. S. W. Hahn
officiating, Miss Marie Frick and
Milton Riddle were married. Both
the young people are from Little
mi. T ? 1 - C T nl-nt.
lne turner league ui 01. iiun?
church enjoyed a social Wednesday
evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Gary C. Hawkins. Jr. 2 pear.ur contest
Miss Gladys Hawkins scored
highest. Games were enjoyed out
doors after which light refreshments
The Woman's Missionary society of
Zion Methodist church entertained
the members of Wightman Missbnary
society Saturday afternoon at
the parsonage. This was a get-together
meeting v.hk-h was thoroughly
enjoyed by those present. Tempting
refreshments of home made ice
cream and cake were served.
Misses Vida Counts and Bertie
Saner spent the week-end in Spartanburg.
Messrs. R. K. vWise and G. M.
Hook of Columbia spent Sunday with
Mr and Mrs. A. G. Wise.
Mrs. Jacob S. Wheels huS #rone to
the Columbia hospital for treatment.
Rev. and Mrs. S. W. Hahn and S.
W, Jr.. visited relatives in Columbia
Rev. W. B. Lindsey of Bon Clarken
N. C., filled the pulpit of the A.*R P.
church on Sabbath and while here
was the guest of Mrs. Elvira Kibier.
Mr and Mrs. J. D. Lorick. Mr. and
Mrs W. J. Wise were guests Thursday
of Mrs O'Merlo Lorick of Colum
I Mr. and Mrs. 0. S. Miller a;ul Mrs.
| Joe S Hartman motored to the capital
city on Friday.
I Miss Belle Boozer has returned
from an extended visit to Clinton.
; S. B. Hawkins has gone to Cam!
den. Ala., to visit his brother, H. B.
i P. A. Schumpert of New York is
visiting his mother, Mrs.. J?.ne
Mower Singley has gone to Chesterfield
where he is teaching school.
' Rev. J. M. McKeown, T. B.Young
and D. W. Buzhardt attended Pres
bytery at i>ue West Friday ana Saturday.
' The Luther league convention held
the past week-end at Lexington was
represented by the following delegates:
Grace church: Rev. S. W. Hshn,
Misses Willie Mae Wise, Moss Fellers
and Robert Counts.
Mt. Pilgrim: Misses Lucile Mills,
Bessie Long and Drury Lovelace.
St. Lukes: Rev. E. H. Seckinger,
Miss Annie Hunter, Marjorie , Hawkins,
Haskell Dominick and T. B.
I Misses Louise Stork of Columbia,
Miss Whitten of Batesburg and Harold
Stork of Columbia visited Mrs.
A. G. Wise on Wednesday.
Mrs. C. F. Thomas has returned to
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Mr and Mrs. W. F. Lester.
Mrs. J. P Wheeler has been visiting
Mrs. Henry Parr of- Newberry.
Miss Erin Taylor of Bachman Chapel
visited Mrs. Lois Dominick last
! G. D. Brown and Miss Clara Brown
will attend the Philips-Ketehen wedding
in Chester Thursday.
Mrs. Graje Davidson and son- Orlanda
Reanies leave this week for
their home in Los Angeles, Calif.
Master Orlanda has been making his
home with his grandmother, Mrs. M.
B. Bedenbaugh and his schoolmates
are sorry to see him leave.
i Misses Ethel and Grace Saner of
Chapin were home" for the week-end.
-?Mrs;' -Horace Counts and Horace,
Jr., have returned from a visit tu
Mrs. Carrie McWaters of Columbia,
HOLDING UNION MAN
John B. McColIum Under Arrest in
, New Orleans
New Orleans, La., Oct. 6.?John B.
McColIum, said to be wanted in Union,
S. C., on the charge of disposing
of cotton under lien, is being held.
Sheriff T. J. Vinson was immediately
McC6l^im is wanted in Union, it
is said, on the charge of defrauding
.the Farmers' Bank and Trust company.
He is alleged to have disposed
; of 2,500 pounds of cotton on which
the bank had a lien, the bank losing
; $800. There is said to be a reward
of $25 for McCollum.
Police will hold the man until officers
get here from South Carolina
to return McCollum there for trial,
; The State.
1 Union, Oct. 6.?Sheriff Vinson has
been advised of the arrest in New
Orleans of John B. McCollum, who
lives near Whitmire, and who is alleged
to have disposed of certain cotton
on which the Farmers' Bank and
Trust company of this place held a
lien. The amount involved is about
S300. Sheriff Vinson will send after
the prisoner at once.
REV. BLOMGREN TO
RUN FOR CONGRESS
Charlestn, Oct. 5.?The Rev. Si^fried
Blomgren, pastor of St Matthews
Lutheran church, was tonight
announced as candidate for congress
on tn? Republican ticket from the
First Congressional district. He will
expose W. Turner Logan, recently
nominated in the Democratic primary
elections. Mr. Blomgren came here
from a church in Connecticut several
years ago. He first stayed at
Charleston as a Lutheran camp pas^
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IOI UUl ia^ f.c ti yjiu
There :\vi *<ti!l some peopV* \\'b >
say there will never be 'mother \v;ir,
but they Jo net attract much attention.
Those who say prohibition is not
being enforced should read the wood
alcohol death list.
! NEWBERRY TO HAVE BIG (
| BOX MANUFACTURING PLANT
Ch?mbcr of Commerce Announces j
j Coming of Industry Which Will
Mean Much io County
! The fact that Nov:berry is to h ivr ,
: o * ? K ^
a new manufacturing enterprise n s
just been made public by the New- ^
, borrv chamber of commerce, anA it
. is needles." to say that the announceis
ment will be received by the citizens ^
of Newberry city and county with a ,
&rcst deal <;f satisfaction, inasmuch ^
as tjie one great need of the city at ,
the present time is more industries ^
: and mere homes to take care of the ^
additional number of neoole that will
ccme to Newberry to work in these r
I The new enterprise announced is
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a big oox manufacturing plant, tne
Ideal for this plant having been closed
I on Thursday afternoon. A concern ^
: in North Carolina is promoting the
j proposition. This concern is operat- ^
, ing under the name of Vance & f
j Dwiggins company with headc'iar- ^
I ters in Kernersvilie. North Carolina.
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Some weeks ago this comnanv coni
j tracted for a considerable amount of
I timber, which is located between New
j berry and Whitmire, and of course ^
| their plant will be located at a point
, where it will be convenient to haul ^
, the timber to the plant, and in select|
ing a location this matter had to be
; taken into consideration. The locn\
j tion decided upon is on what is ^
known as the Lake pronerty which is 1
1 r i s
three miles from the city, and a deal ^
j was closed for a sufficient amount of *
acreage for the plant, which in all, '
i is. about nine acres. This site lies )
| between the Laurens highway and
i the Columbia, Newberry and Laurens 1
( railroad just at the junction of the l
Whitmire highway and the old Whitj
mire rosd which runs across to the c
. I.aurens highway. This makes an t
. ideal location, in view of the fact c
that some time in the future it is v
possible that the company will buy ^
timber from some section un the r
I Laurens highway. ~ (
j In making the announcement pub- 1
[lie, Secretary McDanel of the cham- ^
j ber of commerce said that he was *
j not in position to make all details *
i known at this time, other than to say
that representatives of the company J
j left- Newberry Thursday afternoon 1
j immediately after closing the deal to c
make arrangements to have all equip- *
j ment and material for erecting the I
, plant shipped at the earliest possible c
?1 * ?/">f (-1 K)! sVln(1 will f
i J ne pi am, wiicn covuuiiuuwvi
employ iwentv-five men, and of *
course as the business grows addi- I
tional men will be put into service. ^
. In speaking of the financial standing 1
of the company who is back of the 8
preposition. Mr. McDaniel stated that c
they were sufficiently financed to t
take care of an even greater prcposi- t
! tion than the one in question. Two 2
saw mills will be required to keep the s
jphnt supplied with timber. One of 1
! these mills is already in operation *
and another one will be established t
i within the next two weeks, in order
i to have 2 large supply of lumber on f
hand when the plant opens so there i
i will be jio delay. The kind of boxes ?
' to be manufactured by the company /
! v.-ill be especially designed for can
ned goods, such as canncd corn, peas, t
J etc., and their output will be approx- 1
i imateiy five hundred and sixty thous- '
and per reason. *
The citizn:': of Newberry city and s
i county should extend a warm wel- "v
j erne to this new enterprise and should r
! cooperate in every possible way to '
make it a success. Because the nlant ?
will be located three miles from Newberry
is no reason that it should n;>t
be a part of Newberry, for in time
; Newberry will grow and the first
! we know this new enterprise may be *
] right in the city.
The announcement of this new en- (
terprise should give all of us an in- 1
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spirationvto pusn iorwaru a/m juj^l
all about "hard times." Let us work *
' tojrethf-r fcr more industries and
more homes, which of course, means l
^ a greater Newberry city and county. 1
Miss Joe Nell Cook and Mr. D. E. <Hendrix.
both of Newberry, were t
' married by the Rev. Paul Kennett I
t cn the 2nd instant. c
5 There are said to be many poets in t
Ru5>i?. \ es. and Nero fiddled while v
Rome burned. f
:OLE BLEASE TO
"hrcc Indictments for Murder Oat
Again Farics, With a Fourth
York, S. C., Oct. 5.?That Cole L.
Jleasc of Columbia, former governor
I' South Carolina and noted crimin1
attorney, fhas definitely been reained
to assist in the defense of Wiliam
C Faries, whose rampage at
"lover a month ago claimed a toll of
our lives, became known here tod^y.
>lesae will be associated in the ca?e
..;*u Ti,? V V'.vl
Vitil iliUJIiaJ 1 \jx v/i n, %. a.v
iras retained by the defendant's
ar.iily shortly after the tragedy. Mr.
IcDovv has the reputation of being
ne of the ablest and most successful
riminal lawyers of South Carolina
nd is connected with virtually every
nevder case tried here.
That the battle between the legal
alent when tkc case is tried here at
he term of court convening Novem>er
20 will not be one-sided , is evidenced
by th? fact that J. K. Henry
?f Chester, tiie veteran solicitor of
he sixth circuit, will have the assist;nce
of John) *G. Carpenter of Gasonia,
N. C., |one of Gaston county's
nost resourceful and successful atorneys.
It is also understood that
}. M. Austin of Gastonia will be nsociated
with the prosecution, his ser-ices
having been secured by a Ira
ernal order of which Claude Johnon
and Fred Taylor, two of the vic.ims,
were members. Mr. Carpenter
md J. M. Taylor, father ol? three of
he dead, wh> has- s-ir.'C^movivl i1o:r;
Hover to Gasvonia, were in YorK a
:'ev/ days ago la the interest of ihe
A true bill was found by the York
ountv grand jury at the September
erm of court against Farias in each
>f three indictments for murder,
vith a fourth indictment pending,
rhe grand jury passed on the indictnents
charging Faries with the murler
of Claude Johnson. Fred.-Tayjoy
ind Miss Lela Taylor, the indictment
or the killing of Newton Taylor not
laving been presented to that body
jefore it adjourned.
When the case was called for trial
Thomas F. McDow moved for a coninuance
to the November term of
ourt on the ground that he had not
lad time to prepare the defense. Ke
>ointed .out that it was then only six
lays after the killing and that he
lad not had an opportunity to coner
with his client since being reained,
Faries being in the state
lenitentiary in Columbia for safe
;eeping. Mr. McDow advised Judge
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igainst Faries he saw no defense ex:ept
on the ground of insanity and
hat he had been without the opporunity
of having Faries examined bv
ilienists. He also alleged that the
itate of public sentiment just then,
anned by newspaper publicity, might
>e prejudicial to a calm consiaeraion
<">f the case.
Judge Peurifoy granted the motion
or -a continuance, saying he thought
t possessed merit in the light of the
irgument advanced by the defense's
<tili in tho state peniten
iary, where he was hurried a few
?ours after the killing as a precautionary
measure. He is taciturn and
nr.cay and has nothing to say on any
ubiect to those who come in contact
vith him., according to information
WAKES SEVEN BALES OF
COTTON ON SIX ACRES
Greenwood, S. C.. Oct. 5.?Seven
>ales of cotton on six acres, without
he use of boll weevil poison and with
>nly 30 pounds of fertilizer per acre,
s the record claimed this season by
foel Townsenri. successful favmer of
he Cokesbury section.
Mr. Tcwnserd cl tributes the unisual
yield to the fact that cott:?n
and has been planted in crimson
lover for about tour, years, i ais
;eason he used an early variety of
otton. planting it on May 8, and fejiliznig
with 200 pounds of acid
ihosphate an 1 100 pounds cf nitrate
>f soda. The tract is away from
aste land and brush which harbor
>oIl weevils, and this, he believes,
?'as partially responsible for the
reedom from weevil infestation.
[ TREACHER HELD ON Jj
Quart of Liquor Alleged to Have J
Been Found Between Bibles
1 -Federal warrants charging Rev. 1
: W. P. Step, a Baptist preacher, with
transporting and having whiskey in r
possession, were issued yesterday by' c
Ivliss Hannan Williams, United States j t
commissioner, following his arrest t
'Sunday night with a quart of liquor 11
by Constable J. H. Howard and his! i
son, Clarence, in the upper section of j s
Greenville county, near Highland. ; i
Rev. Step was returning from a j 1
revival being conducted by himself j 3
at Durham's school house when he j i
was met in the road by the officers j)
wrho were in search of a distillery i
reported in those parts, officers said. I ]
With their suspicions aroused, the ' <
paper satchel carried by the preacher i <
was searched by the officers and a!,
quart of white lightnin' found care-1
fully laid between two Bibles, ac-, |
; cording to the officer's account. j
I The paper handbag containing the ! ]
whiskey and Bibles was turned \over j
to the Greenville police yesterday |
morning and warrants sworn out by j
the officers while in the city. .A pre-;
liminary trial will probably be given
' Rev. Step today. j ]
j In both Bibles were numerous ser- \
mon notes and in one a communicaj
tion from the Anti-Saloon league adI
dressed to him. A small quantity of
I the whiskey in the quart fruit jar was
i Rev. Step is said to be pastor of j
j the Pleasant Grove Baptist church in |
"nnor cr>r>tinr? r>f the countv and I
is known oyer the entire county. J
, having conducted a number of revivals.
| Traveling Salesman Announces Can- '
didacy?Says No Organization
The State 6.
j The political pot, which has been
j comparatively quiet during, the past
several*days, began boiling again last
i night when J. C. Etheredge, travelp
ing salesman of the Hendrix Hardware
company, Columbia, announced
that he would enter the field as an
independent candidate for congress
in the Seventh congressional district.
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I Mr. i^tnereage is on yvuia um, n?.->
lived,in Columbia about 25 years and
has numerous acquaintances in this
city and in this district. His an!
nouncement came somewhat in the
nature of a surprise as there had
, been few, if any rumors, to the effect
that he contemplated: throwing :
i his hat in the ring.
j There has been considerable talk of
; the Union Republican party of South
Carolina backing a candidate for congress
in the Seventh district and at a ;
district convention of the Republi- !
jeans held in Columbia in September ;
' a committee was appointed to name '
a man to run in the general election .
against H. P. Fulmer, the Democratic ;
C l-\ -for ? c PnW lflpp }l3S ! '
IlUilii il w f. >w?V/ UliiO -WW*.
made no public announcement of its
nominee and it is understood that it :
has not yet selected a candidate. J <
| "I have no organization behind j 1
me," Mr. Etheredge said last night j?
when asked about his candidacy. 1
"I'm just out for a little fun with <
the boys." / i
j When asked if he planned to con- 1
1 duct a vigorous campaign he again 1
said he was just out for a little fun. 1
Mr. Etheredge's formal announce-!'
. ment of his entrance into the racaj*
will be found in The State this morn-11
ing. If the Republicans also placc? a ((
candidate in the field, there will be | '<
three men in the general election in *
the race for congress from the Sev- j 1
enth district, situation which ha=!
not existed in this district in
The Bachelo- iVl c\ ? J 3
I Will meet Tuesday afternoon. Oct. 1
10. at 4:30 o'clock at the hop.:e of
Mrs. J. L. Keitt with >11 ss Mav D,?ie
, Blanche Davidson. Pr>s. ;
Leeila Dennis, Sec.
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f : i.
i Little can be said for the fellow j
who will drink the kind of whiskey
that is being: sold these days. Let him c
drink it and prot out of tho wy. L
HELD IN UIHOX
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Several Hundred Masons Atiscd
Spccial Educational Comxnna >
ication ; j
Union, Oct. G.?More than 500 j
naster Masons assembled in the',
:ourt house last evening to attcna j,
he special educational communica-!
Ion of Union lodge Xo. 75, Ancient',
rree Masons. A number of promi-j
lent Free Masons throughout the|
state were present at this first meet-!,
ng of its kind to have been fceM i :i i
union county, which is the greatest j
Masonic event in the history of Free,
Masonry in this section of the Pied-J
Craftsmen came from far and nearby
the hundreds. Some drove in j
rars, while others from a great dis-'
.lance came on the trains. Those who J
:ame by train were met at the station |
by members of the reception commit-'
tee and escorted to the court house J
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which was converted into a Masonic i
The lodge was called from refresh-5
ment to labor at 8:15 p. m. and the!
following program followed: Invocation
by the Rev. L. W. Blackweider, j
chaplain; address of welcome to ourI
lodge by J. Gordon Hughes master of j
Union lodge No. 75; "Welcome to ?
Our City," 0. E. Smith, junior warden,
and mayor of the city of Union;
"Free Masonry and the Public
Schools," C. C. Fishburne of Columbia;
"The George Washington National
Masonic Memorial Associa-1
tion," George T. Bryan, recorder Hl>- ;
j3z temple; "The Great Fraternity,",
S. T. Lanham, past grand master of
Masor.s of South Carolina; and "Are
You a Mason?" by J. Campbell Bis-;
sell, grand master of Masons.
After the lodge wa& closed the ?
craft lodge was turned over to C. B.!
Martin, Ninth district deputy grand;
master, who presented the .speakers.'
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Affcer the address ivir uisseii, -j.
Swygert, E. B. Jackson and D. A. G. j
Ouzts made interesting short talks
for the good'of Free Masonry. Songs
were sung by a choir composed of
master Masons with piano accompan-!
After the lodge was closed the;
craft repaired to the first floor of;
the court house where were sandwiches
of all kinds, cold drinks, hot
coffee, cigars and cigarettes.
CALL J3SUED TO AID SUF- J
FERERS OF NEAR EAST1
A. F. Lever, state chairman fori
South Carolina for the Near East Re-.
l?cf association, received today a tel-j
egram from C. V. Vickrey, national
secretary, saying that the executive v
committee of the Near East Relief,!
responding1 to the request of other j
philanthropic societies, authorized,
the use of the Near East relief or-'
ganization throughout the United;
States in collection funds to meet the 1
neqds of the Smyrna relief disaster, j
The Near East relief personnel over- j
seas is already serving as central
agency for distribution of American'
A cablegram his been received j
from. Constantinople from Mr. Ja-i
3uith, .overseas director, forwarded :
to the state offices, appealing: to the
state organizations for' help. The!
efugees, 260.000 in number., having)
?aten all the food they are able to I
?et in their flight from war, fire "and*
>ersecution, are now entirely de- J
jendent on help from the outside1,
vorld. It is estimated that there arer
100,000 in flight, thousands in need j
>f medical attention. Many are go-j
ng insane. There is a large number j
if suicides. Cholera and smallpox j
ire feared. Armenian and Greek
?irls are torn away from their faniiies.
Mr. Lever asks thai South Caroz:vl.
respond :o this call. Contritn
W m. M.
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"Ihbcs. J-., rtate treasurer, 1325j
Jr.spcr Chipter D. A. R. Meets
The Jasper chapter D. A. R. will.
lieet with Mrs Elmer Summer Fri-;
lay, October 13th, at 4 o'clock.
Mrs. W. H- Hunt,
?Irs. -J. Y. McFall, Secretary.
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And some British people are won-;]
lerins: why Lloyd George doesr/t Col- 1
rm* Rt-inn.-l'q P\\M mr>Ip. 1 I
.1 UNITARY LAUNDRY CO.
HOLD ANNUAL MEETING
The annual meeting of the stockholders
of the Sanitary Laundry was
fefild at the cffice of the company on
last Thursday night at 8 o'clock.
The officers made their reports and
[he f oho wing board of directors was
elccted: H. L. Parr, J. N. McCaughS.;>,
J. B. Hunter, C. T. Summer, F.
fc". Martin, T F Mathis and J. H.
The directors will hold a meeting
Monday night at 7 o'clock to elect
officers for the ensuing year.
in a last game at Lrskine, the
Xewberry Freshman team beat the
Erskihe Freshman team by a score
of 7 to 6. Cromer's touchdown by a
40 yard run was the 'feature of the
game and won it. Handley and Riksrd
did excellent defensive work.
Elliott of Erskine was the star on the
This lean; will piay the Carolina
Fresh next Friday.
CALLED AT COLUMBIA
At a meeting of the executive
committee of the American Cotton
association the following call was issued:
By unanimous action of the committee,
President J. B. Johnson was
authorized to issue a call for a state
wuie convention 01 iarmers, merchants,
bankers and all other affiliat- ,
ed interests, to be held at Columbia
Wednesday, October 11, 1922. The
purpose of the meeting is to arouse
renewed interest in the educational
wo.k of the division; inaugurate an
ast.vc campaign for increasing small
grain acreage this fall, and thereby
bring aooui a drastic, reduction in
the cotton aereaire for 192ft-' t.n r>m
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prasize better practical methods for
boll weevil coqU*q1; to urge the enacts
ment of federal legislation for the
appointment irf-a spfcdat Commission
to investigate the entire cotton-growing
industry..}, and to devise financial
relief measures that will aid in the
rehabilitation of the agricultural industry
of the state and south.
Urgent letters of invitation' have
been transmitted to Hon. Wm. J.
Bryan and Secretary Heijry C. Wallace
to attend the conference and deliver
addresses on the subject matters
which will be proposed for discussion.
It is believed that one or both
of ^hese notable speakers will accept
the invitation extended. A large at
tendance at the conference is mo^t
earnestly desired, and the invitatian
to all interested is most pressing.
Cotton Price Recommended
After a thorough discussion of the
average cost of cotton growing the
1922 cotton crop, as ascertained by
the American Cotton association; the
present shortage of cotton supplies
and the prevailing low spot market
values offered the growers, the committee
1 . . 4x _ L 1 .1 I Xl ?
tnat spot conon oe nem on tne matkets
for an average of all grades of
GO 1-2 cents per pound, as a fair and
reasonable price. The cotton growers
throughout the state find south,
and all cooperative marketing associations,
are urged not to sacrifice
the staple at prices less than the cost
of production plus a reasonable profit.
It was the consensus of opinion
that if war starts in Europe, the
orice of cotton will advance to very
J. B. Johnson,
President S. C. Division, American
STATE TEACHERS TO
MfiET IN COLUMBIA
Columbia, Oct. 5.?The state
teachers' conventin is to be again '
held in Columbia March 8, 9, and 10,
according1 to a decision just reached
by the executive committee of the
teachers' association, informatin to
this effect having been received in
Coiumbia today from'R. C. Burts of
Rock Hill, president of the association.
The Columbia chamber of
commerce has made a handsone appropriation
to aid in entertaining the
t achers. An attendance of about
[ f>00 is expected.