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VOLUME LVI1I, NUMBER 83. NEWBERRY, S. C., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1922. TWICE A WEEK, $2.00 A YEAR
JUDGE W. F. GEORGE APPARENT
VICTOR IN GEORGIA RACE ;
Leads AM Opponents in Race for,
Thomas Watson's Seat in
U- S. Senate
Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 18.?Judg' Walter
F fjpnrcp nf Vienna. Ga.. receiv
ed 318 county unit votes out of!
Georgia's total of 400 in yesterday's
special senatorial primary held to;
nominate a successor to the late
United States' Senator Thomas E. j
Watson, according to complete un-.
official returns compiled by The At- j
Governor Thomas W. Hardwick,:
Mr. George's nearest opponent, re-!
ceived 74 unit votes and Seaborn,
Wright 22, while John R. Cooper of |
Macon failed to carry a county,""according
to the returns.
The Constitution's returns indicat-1
ed that Major C. E. McGregor of
Warrenton had won the nomination
over his four opponents in the race
for state pension commissioner to
succeed the late Judge John W
' Judge George will succeed Mrs.
W. H. Felton who was given an adinterim
appointment to the United
States senate following the death of
Judge George is 44 years old and
has long been prominent in the affairs
of Georgia. He was bom January
29. 1878 in Webster county,, the
sen of Robert H. and Sarah Stapleton-George.
He is a graduate of
Mercer university, wnere ne reiTivcu
his degree in law in 1901.
In 1906 he was electsd solicitor
general of the Cordele judicial circuit
and served six years. He was
of the circuit, which position he held
' until January, 1917, resigning, follwng
election to the state court of
After serving ten months on the
appeals bench Judge George was
appointed as judge of the supreme
court and resigned.on January 1 of
this year, to resume private law practice
at his home in Vienna.
<* NEWBERRY COLLEGE NEWS >
November 4th will be a red letter
day at Newberry college, athletically
speaking, for this is the day of the
Citadel-Newberry football game arnl
it has been chosen as home-coming
day for the alumni, ex-studcnts and
friends of the college. It wiH mark
also the formal opening of the splendid
new athletics field, which is just
Last year Newberry a net me ^i:a-1
? fought to a standstill in Charleston,
the score be'ng 7 to 7. On two
other occasions also "nave those two
teams had fierce struggles. In 191'4
the Bulldogs managed to win 14 to
13 in a thrilling battle, while in 1916
Jimmy Driver's little eleven held the
heavier cadets to the close score of 21
While their record thus far has not
been an imposing one. "Dutch" MacLean's
Indians are no mean aggregation,
and will be heard from in the
remaining games on their schedule.
Carl Prause, the Citadel coach, is
like Mac-Lean, a heady leader, and
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his eleven may oe courueu UII cu & v
a skillful exhibition of football.
Accommodations are being arranged
for a large number of visitors.
Rice in fhe Up-Country
The State, 17th.
On its farm page today The State
prints an account of upland rice
planting above Columbia by Dr. J.
William Folk of Jalapa and some of
his neighbors. The stcry is interesting
because not many South Carolin
ians are aware tnat rice-growing persists
above the fall line, but The
State hopes that publication of the
experiences of these farmers may
also have practical result, by inducing
others who have suitable ground
to supplement likewise their home
* food production.
Land best adapted to the upland or
unflowed rice is such as is unsuited
to staple Piedmont crops, as Dr. Folk
explains; the expense is nominal,
harvesting and milling are simple,
and the yield is satisfactory. Every
worth while farmer prides himself on
producing at home trie largest practicable
proportion of the foodstuffs
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HOSTESSES AND GUESTS AT
W. C. T. U. CONVENTION
The South Carolina Woman's
Christian Temperance Union will begin
its annual convention Friday of
this week, anil the following is a
list of the delegates and the homes
at which they will' be entertained.
Mrs. Cannon Bicase: Mrs. S. C.
Mrs. A. J. Bowers, Jr.: Miss Al
;ie iiabo, .Miss Leo watKins.
Mrs. M. W. Clary: Mrs. H. B.
White, Mrs. L. M. Grigsby.
Mrs C. H. Cannon: Mrs. J. S. Dusenbury,
Mrs. J. J. Saunders.
Mrs. J. W. Carson: Mrs. W. E.
Able, Mrs. J. E. Gelston.
Mr. Crowder: Miss Cleo Attaway:
Mrs. Houseal (National hotel):
Mrs. L. S. Holly.
Mrs. W. A. Hill: Mrs. Frank 0.1
Mr. I. H. Hunt: Rev. fi. M. I/ght-!
fi ot, Hon Thos. G. McLeod, governor
Mrs. ?*Iark R. Holmes: Mrs. R. T.
Yon, Mrs. J. S. Crosson.
Mrs. Ben Havira: Miss Ethel
Mrs. W. V?\ Hornsby (Nat'onal
hotel) Mrs. T. R. Denny.
Mrs. Geo. Johnstone and Mrs. John '
Swittenberg: Miss Ray Swearin^en. |
Mrs. J. M. Kinard (National ho^*l) i
Mrs. C. P. Robinson. !
Mrs. R. Y. Leavell, Sr.: Mrs. Anna !
Eidson, Mrs. H. A. Clark.
? if-/-' . \T:<?=. '
Miss rann:e jKtaugi.im.
Zena Payne, Mrs. Mamie X. Tillman.'
Mrs. H. L. Parr: Mrs. Oswell. Mrs. j
W. W. Waters, Mrs. P. J. McLeon. j
Mrs. W. R. Reid: Mrs. L P Ged-!
dings, Mrs. C. M. Crawford, Mrs. P. j
F. Feagle, Mrs. "MrCTIEr^pcl:r
Mrs T. W. Smith: Mrs. P. S. Mor-J
Mrr. Agnes Scchuir.pert: Mrs. W. j
S. Crouch, Mrs. C. J. Ramage.
Mrs. R. D. Smith (Xational hotel):!
Miss Leilah Attaway.
Mrs. J. D. Wheeler: Mrs. L. M. j
Lide, Mrs. A. C. White. . I
Mrs. R. D. Wicker: Mrs. T.v? A.!
Aull, Mrs. ,C. J. Aull.
Mrs Mary Wright (Xational Ho-1
tel): Mrs. Joseph Sprott, Mrs. J. L.:
Mrs. J. H. Wicker: Miss JMeta;
Summerall, Mrs. C. S. Phillips, Mrs. j
J. E. Zeigler, Mrs. B. R. Walker.
Mrs. J. M. Workman: Mrs. J. J. j
Myers, Mrs. Howell Morrell.
Mrs. J. W. White: Mrs. R. C. Williams,
Mrs. W. B. Patillo.
National Hotel: Mrs. Richard'
Williams, Mrs. T. R. Der.nv, Mrs. B.!
F. Munsell, Miss Elizabeth Rohrback,
Mrs. Maud B. Perkins.
Party for Bride
The State. 18th.
Mrs. J. E. R. Goodman ?C-tve a lovely
party at her home on Rembert
street Monday afternoon, complimenting
her sister. Miss Lola Taylor,
who is to be married today to Francis
Various games were played, the
prizes being won by M:sses H:zel
Meetze and Eleanor Radcliffe. Each
guest wrote a bit of sage advice for
the bride, who was also showered
with dainty gifts brought in by her
little niecc, Margorene Goodman.
An ice course, carrying out the
white and green color scheme of the
pirty. was served and the emblems
in the wedding cake, a ring and a
coin, were cut by Miss Hazel Meetze
and Mrs. William Shoop. respectively.
The guests present were.: Misses
Lola Taylor. Etha Taylor. Eleanor
Radcliffe. Francis Davis. Hazel
Meetze. Kate Mosely, Sadye Bean.
Ernestine Meetze, Sadie Due Phillips,
r... .. IT,,'*,-, Flmivj Pcipp
I1 ilirc'V liuuv;, liiauiu X
Jean?!te Crowder. Mildred Jones,
Mesdames Floyd Sease, Lucv- M.
Taylor. Ernia I.ee. William Shoop.
Grorpre B. K.idciirfe, Theron Peters.
D. T. Dell. PeaW Crout, W. C. Wilder.
that his family, his laborers and his
stock require: and, undoubtedly, rice
from his own paddock will have for
every such planter a savor none can
hr.vp that is "store-bought."
Wherever in South Carolina ricegro-vjnc:
is indicated by soil ar.d climr.t
co)>'ji:!on?. a rice-field sufficient
to yield such rice as the farm itself
may consume would appear to be
rjj^ested as an item in a symmetrically
balanced crop scheme; or so it
seems to the inexpert observer.
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j<? AMONG THE SCHOOLS
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' The examination for U-aehors who
i . ,
wish to secure state cfcrtuv *ues or
' who want to better ihe certificate
;they now hokl will be held at the of!
fice of the county superintendent of
j education on Friday and Saturday.
iNovember > and i.
; . ~
i Tin- county teacner; association
ha:-: boo21 called lo meet at the high
j school building i:i Newberry on Sat'
urday. October 28, being the last
1 Saturdav in the month. Major J. F.
;J. jCaldwel! has kindly consented t?>
i make a talk to the teachers, taking
;2F Ir's subject some orominent citizen
of the pas: who made history for this
j State. 1 hope that every teacher in
i the county will make an effort to be
; present, and that ail trunecs will
jcome also. And in fact any citizen
I will be welcome to the meeting. We
| want during this school year to make
I these meetings once a month worth
while meetings, r.ot only to teachers,
I but to trustees and citizens generally.
We can do this only by taking
;an interest in them ourselves. I
nromise you they shall not last long.
I I attended the meeting of superintendents
in Columbia called by Mr.
Swearingen for Thursday, October
]2. There were quite a number of
the county superintendents present.
.Mr. Sweafingen went over the various
school laws and the appropriations
by the legislature and explained
their various provisions, and also
distributed a pamphlet which his department
has had printed giving the
total appropriations for the various
state aicleu;schools and the amount
rV,0* a.-us chnrt. that is the deficiency.
The legislature failed to make sufficient
appropriation to meet the requirements
ur.der four acts of the
I legislature itself providing state aid.
and f coudse there is obliged to be
[a deficit in all districts depending upon
aid from this source. In the tuition
money for high school provided
(under act of the legislature the deficiency
was $lo,IOC.00; the building
fund showed a deficit of $$1,034.00;
the act providing for overcrowding
in lower grades of high schools shows
a dencit 01 ?un.n
around fifty per cent of tlu- amount
necessary; the act providing for the[guarantee
of a seven months term
shpws a dericit of $105,962.00, which
lis about one fourth of the amount
needed. This money will have to be
made good some way, or some on$
who is entitled to be paid will have
[to go unpaid. I feel that the state
[of South Carolina is under solemn
[obligation to provide this money and
j to make the deficiency good. Otherwise
it will not be keeping the faith
jwith those who a training the children,
or with the children themselvse.
, Surely when the matter is fully un
derst00ft oy our rupresciuaiit CO
will make good the promise. I am
jasking the state .superintendent to
.send me several hundred copies of
j this pamphlet, and I will be glad to
jhand them to any one who is intcr'ested.
and I am going to mail cne to
'each trustee and I hope he will study
jit carefully so that he may see for
himself just how the situation is when
it comes to finances for the running
of his school and the other schools
of the state. So far as Newberry is
concerned we could take care of our
'own with about the same tax that it
i takes for us to pay our p.:rt "of the
appropriation, cut it would not be
right for the rich counties to be unwilling
to help the children of the
poorer ones, that is poorer in taxable
property, and yet even Newberry get?
bad. a little more than we pay. But
I if we would levy the same tax or just
'a little mere Khan it costs us to pay
our nart of the srafe aid for the
schools we could run all of them for
l not !ec> than seven months, and with
just a little additional tax we could
run all of them ei^hi months. If we
would make the c?untv the unit we
I could run ail of them eight months
with a less amount of tax than we are
now paying:. Bat the point just now
:s t<> get the money to make up the
deficits and to run the coming year,
and we must get the facts before the
i: g'./ature in such shape that there
can re no misapprehension or misu):der
s landing. The superintendents
have been called to meet in Colum
bl?^ :he lirst Tuesday in December to
jfrmuhte a plan an?? gatheor the facts
in. sach shajft- that they may be intelligently
lai'l before the legislature,
not to beg the legislature nor to lobby.
bu: simply 1 oRireseni the state's
business in so faafas the schools are
concerned in sue It* ma^VS^t-hut the
facts may be so *plam ?5*t he who
runs may wa.il, if the Vjsln.jss is
be successfully -i'Vun it must be
properly financed. Thai's all.
On-Tuesday I hcokeil up and took
Mr. .V. W. Higginr out to Dominick
i', survey a logout on the highway
f;>r the erection of a new school
house for the -district. When we
reached the}'honvj of 'Mr. F. J. Harmon,
one of the 'trustees, we found
that he had gone<: off and that there
was a meeting1 ofj'the South Carolina
Presbytery at Jhe church near by,
an ! Mr. Livingstan and Mr. Abrams,
the other trustclp, were in attendance
upon the P jesbytery, so all we
could do was to' Rrait until the session
closed, and . s there was a large
table in the wot Is near the church
and a pot of ster ning barbecue hash
! under the directlo J of Mr. Sam Shealy,
it did not ta1* ? a great deal of
persuasion to con *inc-e Mr. Higgins
and myself that the proper thing to
: do was to remain until after the dinjner
hour at the 'hureh, and this is
what we did. I heard a doctrinal
sermon by Dr. W ?od of Clinton, and
then we had a g eat dinner of bar
becue hash and chicken and country
ham and all the various kinds of pies
and cakes and custards known to the
culinary art, and these good women
out this way know how to cook, and
i there was plenty to feed the multitude,
and many more. I enjoyed the
jfew hours I spent with these good
paogpfj-e" awl -ha4 *k> r^r.ets for the
: delay. I had the distinction of being
; seated at the table along side of Rev.
"mv t'otr +>>? flovpv and Donular nas
, tor of the church, and you know ha
(is not oniy a good prcacher and pastor
and a good all round fellow, but
; he is also a jrood feeder, and he is
especially fond of barbecue hash, but
;then it would show very bad taste not
; to have been fond of that hash.
J The trustees have secured a beautiful
site for the new school house on
nte highway, they tell me less than
I half mile from the present location,
and very near the center of the dis
triet, ai d th?n w-*ien tfeltas: gets
| ready to come in the district and
, back into Newberry in its entirety,
'we will be convenient to them also,
i We laid off four acres in a square
which gives good road frontage and
good level land for a playground and
a place n a knoll for the building so
; that the drainage will be away from
'the building in al! directions. We will
j build a two class room house with an
auditorium so that thqy may have a
place for public exercises as well as
;for other community meetings. Mr.
| John X. Livingston has his \iw mill
1 ready to begin work sawing the lum!
ber for the framing just as soon as
we can get the deed signed. Ann
we should be able to put up the
, building very soon. The boys and
' girls of the school are very much interested
in the new building. The
1 school had taken a day off on Tuesday
to iet the children attend the
1 meeting and help cat the dinner.
1 Miss Ruby Fellers is the teacher this
The hiirhwav from here out is fine
most of the way, and especially
where they used the right sort of top
soil, but iii a few place5 it is in very
; bad condition ?nd should have attention
at once. The scrape wast out
thiside n Tuesday but there is need
of rorne ton soil on smc of these places.
Where the road is good it is especially
good and just as smooth as
if there had been no rain at all. It
can all be made just like this with
the application of the right sort of
top soil. , E. H. A.
Bar wheezes about prohibition,
short skirts and flivvers and most
paragr.iphers would have to go to
Is the city more wicked than the
country because more people are
thero, or are more people there because
it is more wicked?
The fellow who savs men do not
care what women wear has had no
experience paying for what a woman
News From St. Philips
The weather is very wet at this
writing", the changing1 of the leaves
shows us that autumn is drawing
nigh. The pcpole are getting anxious
to see the sun again as they are
planning to sow their grain.
Our school has been in session for
a month and getting along nicely.
I>ut we are still in hopes of a high
Mr. H. II. Ruff wili be ready to
reive the people in his new store as
he will be ready to move in another
week. Ar.d Mr. Thomas Stone is gong
to run a barber chop in hte rear.
Hurrah for ouh town! She is still
Mrs. M. R. Ruff, Mrs. C. L. Rutf
and little Claude, Jr., had the pleasure
of spending Sunday with Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Lominick.
Mrs. T. B. S'nealy spent Monday
with Mrs. Mollie Ruff and family.
Last Saturday I had the pleasure
of attending the Livingston family
reunion. It was also Mr. Livingston's
birthday. He was fifty-nine years
old. which is a remarkable old age,
although not saying that he is real
old. Mr. Herbert and I have been
great friends for several years and I
alwavs enjoy being with him, and I
sincerely hope that we will have the
pleasure another happy reunion.
Notes From the Reunion
On October the fcurrteenth the
Livingstons held their regular family
reunion at the old home place. It was
woll attended and had it not been
; for the rain many more would have
been present.. It was a pleasant day
for all. Every one seemed to be
- ? ?'"""ow on/1 tv'ofl tn malcp
Ill JJUUU I1U11IU1 Mini. bllvu vv?
the others enjoy themselves. We regret
very much that Rev. Harmon
coulija.o.t. be present, as. tke
misfortune of hurting his eye.
Owing to the rain we all had to
dine in the dining room where the
large table was spread and laden
with many good things to eat. In the
center of the table was Mr. Livingston's
birthday cake which was a
beautiful one. It contained fiftynine
candles, representing 59 years.
| Mrs Malcah Mouledons of Columbia
was present and the following
J children: Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Wicker
and four children; Mr. and Mrs.
G. W. Lominick and four children;
~ -3 TT ortr? fwft
;ur. cxiui i vy. v/. uiiiuivi uiivt v ^
children; Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Stoudemayer
and child; Mr. and Mrs. B. R.
Wicker and three children. Wingard,
Edwin, P. J. and Howard Livingston.
These are his children and grandchildren.
There were about fifty
> May God's richcest blessings rest
upon each and every one that they
may have a happy meeting again.
; With best wishes. .
G. H. Ruff.
Xo one is now complaining of the
i ''ion": dry spell."
Frank Lake of near Augusta, Ga.,
is visiting here with home folks,
j Rev. Morris preached Sunday night
at the Methodist chapel and Rev. G.
F. Clarkson Monday night. Although
the weather was unfavorable there
was a large congregation.
Mrs. Fannie Mae Davenport is
: visiting at the home of her brother,
' Duke Sheppard.
Miss Ilortense Woodson of The
i Herald and News was a welcome
i guest at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
,V. V. Pearsall Sunday.
I D. M. Wa rd of Newberry was here
! Monday and Tuesday.
j Selum Perry is moving back to Sa;
; Mrs. Will Hendrix. who has been
:for some time seriously ill, is said to
| be improving, and Mrs. E. B. Martin,
f the nurse, has returned to her home.
j B. M. Havird has a large number
jof porkers of different sizes, and has
! raised plenty of wheat, oats, corn,
'etc. He is not saying much about
j hard times.
J Mr. S. Shealv spent Sunday night
Rev. Morris, the Methodist evanc-*!i>t
from Greer who has been holding
a meeting at Trinity, spent Sun!day
night and Monday at the home
of ?>Ir. and Mrs. R. Martin.
Walter Slvaly of Greenville visited
his mother, Mrs. Kate Martin,
Mrs. Mary Suber has returned
from a visit to relatives in Clinton
Mr. D. Deliart and Mr. and Mrs.
ACTIVE SESSIONS |
Much Work of Reorganization Done
?Reports Are Matie
The State. j
i Charleston, Oct. IT.?Steps neces- j
|.-a:v toward the reorganization of the !
'Eulscopai Dioee.se of South Carolina I
i ' , , i 1
were taken today at the conven^on j
!of trie diocese, which was* called to!
i order at 11 o'cljcl: this morning-at I
i Grace church, with the Rt. Rev. William
A. Guerry, I). D.. bishop, presid|
ing, and the convention recessed at
1 r-'iO t). m. for luncheon with most of
the important business on the day's
!program having been acted or.,
j Today's session was a resumption
of the 182nd annual council of the !
diocese, which convened last May in
St. Philip's church and adjourned until
October, during which time the di-7
'vision of tht? .diocese became effective,
having been confirmed at the
general convention of the Protestant
Episcopal church, held recently in
Portland. The address by the bishop,
elections to fill vacancies in various
bodies and committees, 'and consideration
of the report of the committee
on constitution and cannons
were the chief features of the early
! The day's program opened at 10
o'clock, when the holy communion
; was celebrated. Most of the parishes
in the diocese were represented by !
lay and clerical delegates. The pro- j
gram called for the election of a sec-1
retary, but as the Rev. A. S. Thomas j
had deculed to withdraw his resigna-'
tion for the present, the proposed j
I election was stricken off the program. |
Mr. Thomas announced that having
str-ved a% secretary for 20 yeras -ite
now felt that the other pressing duties
which involved his time made it
desirable that he resign and that a 1
new. secretary be chosen; but he had j
.come to the conclusion that owing to I
: the many other changes in the dio- i
cese, it would be better not to change j
. the secretaryship now, but he an-}
! nounced that he would not offer for j
I the office at the next annual convn- j
tion. Bishon Guerrv stated that no
j diocese had a better secretary than i
. the South Carolina and that this d:o1
cese will lose Mr. Thomas' services
with great reluctance.
A message was read from the con-1
vention of the upper diocese, which J
extended greetings to the Diocese of j
: South Carolina, praying God's bless- ,
ings upon its deliberation and express
ing the hope that a most cordial and I
hearty relationship will always exist;
between the respective dioceses. The,
secretary was instructed to acknovl
edge this message and to express.' the .
! convention's appreciation..
j The Rev. T. ?. Noe, superintendent |
jof the Church Home orphanage - .oft
:York, delivered an address, in the j
course of which he submitted a prop-!
osition involving the expansion of the j
1 institut:cn. He stated that Maj. W.
. B. Moore had offered to erect for the
: Church Home orphanage a sottage to j
cost from $7,000 to $10,000, provid- i
ed the two dioceses secure funds for '
purchasing an adjoining site of 128 j
acres, containing a dwelling and a
barn. Two notions have been secur-!
ed, one for purchasing this property i
for ? 18.000 and the second on 50 j.
acres immediately adjoining the institution's
property for $1-1.000. The j
upper diocese had passed resolutions, j
it was stated, indorsing* the proposition
and assuming responsibility for
its half share of the total of $20,000 j
that would be needed altogether, and J
a resolution was placed before the '
convention here to effect that it in-j
dorse tHe project and assume respon- j
silibity for $10,000, payable in three !
equal annual installments. j
In the eiect:on to fill vacancies on i
cf >irli?i<r pnnrim irtpp *hp W. !
S. Povnor of Florence and the Rev. !
J. S. Lishtbourn. from the clergy,!
and Walter Hazard of Georgetown
snd E. Willoughbv Middleton of |
Charleston. from the laity, were cho-1
Pirliip- and children visited at the
home of .Mr. and Mrs. 1). DeHardt, i
Mrs. Mack Comer has been to Evans,
Ca.. to vis:: her father, J. A.I
:Ta;lant. 3 j
Mrs. Saliie Gosling who has beerr'
ill is improving.
i Mr. .1. Alewlne made a business1
trip to Newberry Wednesday. j<
MA HON ELECTED
BY OLD HICKORY
Greenville Man Heads Thirtieth
Division Veterans?Darr Also
New Orleans, La.. Oct. 17.?The
Old Hickory associat'on meeting here
today in connection with the American
Legion convention, elected Maj.
G. Hey ward Mahon. Jr., of Greenville,
president for the ensuing year.
Zaeh Darr of Sumter was named vice
president for the state of South Carolina.
About 300 Thirtieth division
men attended the meeting, which was
held instead of the annual reunion.
The election of Major Mahon to tms
high honor pleased the South Carolinians
who are here and they were
likewise glad to see Mr. Darr elected.
Major Mahon also is being mentioned
for national vice commander of the
The big event for tomorrow is 'the
annual parade. South Carolina will
march in the Fourth division to rau=ie
made by the Spartanburg drurfl
and fife corps.
Severai delegates and alternates
from South Carolina are serving on
important convention committees.
Commander Erice is on the resolutions
committee. Others are: J.
Monroe Johnson, constitution and by
laws; Fred Graham, rehabilitation; J,
J. McSwain, legislation; G. H. Mahon,
Jr., finance; Zach Darr, Americanization
; T. B. Sprat:, internal organizat:on;
J. E. Burch, naval affairs;
Hiram Hutchinson, military affairs;
James Schwing, next meeting
pl:c:; C. M. Lindsey, credentials and
rules. Tr addition' to these, Joe
Sparks is chairman of the committee
The state adjutant, Miller Foster
of Spartanburg, wa? unable to attend
the convention, ;o C. M. Lindsay
is acting in his stead during the
S L_ L.. Jr.
"BUCK PRIVATE" HOLD"
CONVENTION OF HIS OWN
New Orleans, Oct. 17.?A solemn
sun- bronzed youth in live drab, and
overseas cap, set at a carefree angle
over one ear, stood in the middle of
Royal street last night, while crowds
of American Legion visitors, homeward
bound from the French fete in
Jackson square, walked, strolled or
marched' by as their fancy dictated.
But the French fete meant nothing
to the comrade in the middle of
Royal-street. He was holding a convention
all his own and announcing
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to tne passersoy wno careu to usi.cu.
He had evidently had the matter on
his mind for a long: time, perhaps
from the first week in training camp,
when he learned to regard his commissioned
superiors with natural suspicion
and sergeants and corporals as
their active agents.
"This is a buck private's convention,"
said the solemn one. "I
ougta know; I was the ranking buck
private in the .-v. E. F. I'll tell the
world this convention I'm holding
here is the buck privates' convention.
No officers admitted. Throw 'em out."
He paused to glare around balefully
for anyone who looked like a major
general?or a second neuienaru.
Xone appeared and he resumed his
address of welcome to himself, and
bowed in acknowledgment of the well
Xo knotty problems of soldier
bonus or rehabilitation vexed this
comrade. It was a large moment?
one he had been promising himself
for a Ion-* time?one he had dreamed
about in chilly France cowsheds
while the good-looking nurse he liked
was dancing with colonels and captains.
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safely tell all corporals, top sergeants
military police officials, regimental
and corps commanders where to head
in. And he did. None said him nay.
"We will conclude," said the buck
private, "with the singing of a little
ditty. You may ail join me. friends.
It runs like this:
" There'll be no generals there;
" There'll be no generals there;
" 'In heaven above, where all is
love, ' ''rm
" 'There'll be no generals there.'
"Second verse: ?
" 'There'll be no colonels there.' "
With military exactitude he went
>n down the line to corporals.