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VOL XL NMAN4NNG, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9, 1929. N~
WILL SUMTER C
On last Monday afternoon a com
mittee .representing Sumter county
and consisting of the following:
Messrs'Davis Moise, Booth, S. A. Ilar
vin and E. I. Reardon went to Pine
wood 'to extend an invitation to that
section to vote themselves into Sum
ter county. Messrs C. R. Sprott,
Charlton DuRant and 1. I. Appelt at
'tended this .mebting from Manning,
going simply to hear the proposition
from the "Game Cock" representa
tives. Mr. Moise was the speaker and
well did he handle his subject from a
"hot ait" standpoint. He made prom
ises, to our mind; were absurd and
ridiculous. Mr. Moise promised the
people of Pinewood a concrete or brick
road from 'Sumter to the Clarendon
line, a distance of we think about
enty miles. He also stated it was I
he intention of Sum'ter to build all of i
p.their main roads with concrete or
brick, claiming sand-clay was a failure
and wotild not -stand. 'He also stated
there were seven hundred wooden
bridges in Sumter county, and these
would be supplanted with concrete.
Mr. Moise is a fluent speaker and a
good part of the crowd seemed to be I
Now, 'let's take Mr. Moises's
argument and see where we are
at. Sumter county has voted up
on themselves a bond issue of $2,500,
000 for good roads. These roads
built as Mr. Moise says out of concrete
or. brick will cost approximately $60,
000 per mile, making about forty
miles. Will Sumter county pay $1,
125,000, or half of their bond issue to
give Pinewood a -good road? From
accounts we have seen in the Sumter 1
papers the other taxpayers of that
county have been made the same pro
mise. Mr. Moise says they have seven I
hundred wooden bridges which will be i
built of concrete. We haven't the
figures but we do believe it will take <
fully the balance of the bond issue (or ]
$1,125,000) to build these bridges.
AN IMPORTANT MEETING
TO FARMERS OF
Chairman W. C. Davis Calls a Meet
ing of The County Cotton Asso
ciation For Tuesday, May 15th.
A meeting of the Clarendon County
cotton association is hereby called to
meet at the Court House at Manning,
S. C.. on Tuesday, the 15th, instant, at
4 P. M. Matters- of great importance
to the farmers of this county will be
All farmers from Plowdens Mill,
Harmony, Brewington, Sammy Swamp
Midway, Calvary, Fulton Township yet
unorganized, are urged to attend this
meeting, whether members of the as
sociation or not.
Below is a list of the County Or
ganization as it stands today:
Clarendon County Cotton Association
W. C. Davis, President; J. E. Rowe,
Vice President; .1. M. Windham, Sec
ALLeon M. Galloway, George A. Rid
gill, R. H1. Belser, Di. R. DoeN'
Members State Board of Directors
R. M. Smith, F. C. Thomas, J. M..
J. C. D~ennis, President; WV. J. Bud
din, Vice President; D. E. Turbeville,
Secretary; Directors, J. L. Green, E.
A. CoAker, F. N. Thomas.
Sandy Grove Trownshiip
R. E. Smith, President; Silas Floyd,
i Vice President; ,J. H1. 11am, Secretary;
Directors, E. L. Langston, T. M. Cok..
er, W. D). McFaddlin.
New Zion Towntship)
G. M. Ificks, Presidenit; Jehu Smith,
Vice President, P. M. Gibbons, Secre
tary; Directors, D). R. D~ufose, JT. HT.
Dullose, Willard Fleming.
F. C. TIhomaas, President; E. 11.
Gamble, V ice President; i. J1. Iomar,
Secretary; Directors. .J. M. WVindIham,
R. [E. Ridgill, S. L~. Davis.
MI. Z:1 io Towsip
IrLon M. Gallowvay, P'residt ;a; R. S.
Johnson, V ice P'esidlenit; HuTg h .1 ohn
son, Seerel ir.'; i rector s. 1. V. P'low
den, S. A. Stranoge, C. IT. Baggett .1
St. Jamen Ti(f Iownshi p
Iiilhtur4, V '-( Pesi lenit; J1. E. Rowe,I
Secretarv ; Di)rectors, J1. M,. D~avis, L.
A. Brunson,, J1. 1. lort on.
St. Ponl 'Towvnshtip
C. M'.. Pdlasoni, PresAident; J1. TI. K(inig,
V ice P resideIntI; J1. H1enry K ing, Secre..
Tar; irect or,, J1. M. King, Rt. M.
C. Md. .Av:s. Preside'nt; R. B. Mel..
,aS'ectarv; DirectorsA E. M.
WatT.J Grntrvi.h1George Josep)h.
Ma snar 1( J. D a vii. Pre'sident. ; Jos.]
S oro I.~ .. Vice Prie t ; .J. WV.
Snro. Se'reb iriv. ) nn.tm-e ,J..
What swill become -of .the rest of Sum
ter county .and what will the* -ey
when they discover Pinewood 'has
drawn half of their bond money for
%bout twenty miles of road? There
are several hundred miles of public
roads in Sumter county, ' and Mr.
%4oise says if the $2,500,000 bond is
5ue is insufficient to ibuild all of the
roads, :.the legislative delegation have
pledged themselves to pass a 'bill -at
he coming session of the legislature
ro raise the necessary amount. In'our
)pinion the necessary fund to build
such roads and ibridges would *be near
r $20,000,000 than $2,500,000. Mr.
Moise claims it will take eighteen
nills to take care of the present bond
issue. His .county now pays about
;wenty-one mills exclusive of school
3onds, which he' did not state the
tmount of such 'bonds. This makes
tround forty mills Pinewood would
pay into the Sumter treasury and
ilso their share tf about !half million
lollar bonds into the Clarendon treas
iry, making something like seventy
We are told that Turbeville 'has
>een invited to join Sumter county,
md they too, we presume, have been
nade the same inducement, which if
;he promises come true, would eat up
ill of the Sumter bond issue. Will
Sumter then turn their backs on the
>alance of their county, and the tax
3ayers who voted this burden upon
,hemselves'? Will they do this to
nake new acquaintances? Or is this
'bait -to acquire more territory to
ielp pay off these shackles?
The intentions of the good roads
)oosters of Sumter may be good, but
,o our mind, Mr. Moise's statements
;o pave all of the public highways to
he county line with brick or concrete
The Clarendon delegation will ad
Iress the Pinewood citizens next
donday afternoon 'and state their side
>f the matter.
St. Marks Township
H. W. White, President; J. S. Plow
len, Vice President; J. S. Plowden,
3ecretary; Directors, P. T. White, J.
- Tobias, Clinton Stukes.
R. H. Belser, President; W. E. Feld
r, Vice President; J. A. Brailsford,
secretary; Directors, E. L. Faircy, M.
ff. Rickenbaker, J. Q. Ross.
W. C. DAVIS,
Pres. Cotton Association.
MANNING FESTIVAL WEEK
Next week will witness at the Pas
ine Theatre, the greatest program
ver offered to the people of Clarendon
Among the attractions are: "Tren
ure Island" by Robert Louis Steven
ton. "Everywoman" by Cecil B. Do
fIilles. "Male and Female."
This array of the best pictures ever
creened should appeal to all classes.
'Treasure Island," the most read
took in the entire world, will be liked
>y all boys and girls, twixt nine and
linety. There'll he shown the first
.wvo days, Monday andl Tuesdlay.
'Ev'erywomanm" the greatest wvoman
ietore filmed, will be shown here,
N~ednesday and Tfhursday, "Male and
'emale," the picture that has taken
he entire country by storm, will be
creenedC~l, the last, two dlays, Frid ay
nd( Saturday. Tlo complete this won
erfil programi, Mr. Lou Rose assist
d by Mr. Norman TIrenna of New
iork will presenlt many new novelties
lso "Lost City" and Elmo Lincoln."
To insurie a good steady picturie, a
ww mach ine has bee nordered, and
vill be here in timen for next week.
alAN SLAYS WIFE
ANI) THEN SELF
'God foirgiv'e me!'' Roberit 1lian,
igedl forty- thIree, about 3 o'clock t his
fternoon shot and killed his wife and
hen too~k his own life by firing~ a
nllet inti hiis head.
Hogan was miarriedl to( Mrs. Rlober',
.esesne about one year aigo. JBefe r'
ecr ma~rriage to Mrd . Lesesne she w'' '
tiss ll all ie Pitts, diaughter of the Iate
ohecrt P'itts, of G ourdin.
The t.rcedy. it is sa i, took p1l'wci
ii the pre :;nce of four of Mrs. 1Ho
ta n's chiildren, who are saidh to be the
mly witne se~s of the affair.
Juist as Mrisi. Hlogan was comnir;t
>wvn the steos preparatory to fgo'ime
o town her husimbandl, it is reipoirt-d
lhot her six times before tinning 'he
oni oni hims if.
Mlr.. gan i- suirvived hv. five chi
Irenm by har first haishand. Edw, ird an I
inery Pitts, brothera, oif Samter, and
41ri . W V. Mchry, (f lanes, a rio-.
WILSON MUST CO i
Senator 'Condemns President's Policy f
-on League of Nations and
. Mexico in Keynote
Chicago, June 8.-The country must
frive President Wilson and his "dy- I
nasty" from power and defeat the
League of Nations as he desires it,
leclared 'Senator Henry Cabot Lodge,
temporary chairman of the Republic-,
in National Convention, in his key
note address here today.
Defending the Senate's opposition to t
the treaty of peace as a high and pa
triotic duty, the Senator flung down u
"We make the issue. We ask ap- t
probation for what we have done. a
l'he people will now tell us what they i
Mhink of Mr. Wilson's league and the
5acrifice of America." r
While emphasizing the point that '
uround the league must be waged the
1920 Presidential campaign, and de- b
voting much of his speech to arraign-'
nent of the Wilson administration, d
the Senator found time to lay before
L' e Alelegates the stand of the Repub
lican party on other salient prob- P
tems facing the nation. d
Chief among these was Mexico. De- A
!Iaring it was time for the United
States to take a firn hand in things r
Mexican and end the "disgraceful rec- t
rd" of the last seven years, Senator
Lodge urged that this country let the
Mexicans choose as their President h
iome strong and upright man who is
rriendly to the United States and de- e
termined to establish order and then t
lend him a real and cordial support. a
"Mexico lies at our doors," he de- w
?lared. "It is a primary duty for us
to deal with it under the Monroe Doe- a
.rine, but nothing has been done, and 4
vet we are asked to take a mandate h
Salient points made by Senator P
Lodge were: n
"Mr. Wilson and his dynasty, his S
ieirs and assigns, or anybody that is dt
iis, anybody who with bent knee has g
;erved his purposes, must be driven I
rrom control, and from all influence ti
.ipon the Government of the United b
They must be driven from office and
power, not because they are Demo- w
.rats, but because Mr. Wilson stands w
or a theory of administration and t
rovernment which is not American. 01
"The return of the Democrats to i<
ower with Mr. Wilson or some of his li
lisciples still the leader and master of a:
great party, which before his ad- f<
'ent possessed both traditions ard IT,
principles, would be a long step in the to
lirection of the autocracy for which
\Ir. Wilson yearns and a heavy blow to
:o the continuance of free representa- h1,
Ave government as we have always t<
inceived and venerated it. I.
"Mr. Wilson and the autocracy he at
'epresents, and all which those who ti
)t ieve.' in his dotrines and share his C
Ipir'it represent, must be put aside and di
~onclusively excluded from any future r
"Tlhe defeat of the present adminis- S,
ra tioni andl all it me'ans, transcends 14'
n impojJ~rtance every other (luest ion w
mu all immediate andl( dominant is-p
es arie hound up with it. Withouty
hat defeat every chance of' the right;
e'ttlement of' the mighty questions he-I
'uire us, so sorely needed now and not
ater, will~ depart. I
"To maintain law andl order' and
,table' governmenii~t where j ustice ruiles'
i d the i:ght of all mna, hiigh andi
ow, rich amnd poor1, shall lbe pr'otcC'edI
ye must haive a government of the
'peopjle. ii lV tho.;en b~y the pieopl', ant
overnmiiu' t lby a singslu' imn or bya
group~ of men.: or' by an orgaized.u i
re:)ciailly pirite: ve I iriif leg'i in.
'. F'ul bdt in proel vi'ie in thei White
iiose;. To' azomp li aui:h min we
'' thiee, vie mia have, as we in. n
'"The r'se of pri'Ces, t he high co~i e
liviing: v-hichi reach daily into everv '
o'nblemi wvhic'h er front: I . i- me ori iii
he urce of)Y1 g1tin tni cju-uiub,
Ill, but o' ' th-ing4 tha, mn b,- :if
fot'''d by I;.w should bu.> di'ie atn
"Profiteering, the charging of ex
>rtionate and unjustified , prices,
hich is stupid as well as unlawful,
re subject now to ample punitive
ws. Those laws should be en
)rced, others if necessary added, and
ie offenders both great and small
iould be pursued and punished.
"The most essential remedy for
igh cost of liing is to' keep
p and increase pi oduction, and
articularly should e very effort be
iade to advance the productivity of
"The phrase 'Government ownership'
eans not only that the Government
tall own the railroads, but also, it
to be feared, that those who run
ke railroads shall own the Govern
ient. General Government ownership
rider our political system would in
itably bring about the mastery of
ie Government by those who oper
te the machinery of transportation
. of any other industries which come I
ito governinent possession. The
ghts of the general public, for whom
LI industries exist, would disappear
nder this scheme and nothing would
left to the people except the duty
paying taxes to support the roads.
"Over 600 Artiericans have been nd
red in Mexico. Carranza insulted
ke American Government in every.
:ssible way, and still nothing was
ne. We fell so low that when an
merican was seized by one, of the
any bands of brigands and held for
mnsom, all tha. Lt - Government of
te United States would (1o was to of
-r to be the channel for conveling
ie ransom of their citizens to the
ghwaymen who had seized them.
"Ve have ratched and waited long
tough. We need a firm hand at
ie helm. The time has come to put
,i end to this Mexican situation,
hich is a shame to the United States
id a disgrace to civilization. If we
e'to take part in pacifying and help
g the world, let us begin here at
mie in Mexico.
"Let the Mexicans choose as their
resident some strong and upright
an who is friendly to the United
tates and determined to establish or
r, and then let the United States
ive him a real and cordial support,
id so strengthen and uphold him
at he will be able to exterminate the
mldits and put an end to the unceas
g civil war.
When the armistice with Germany
as signed the course to be pursued
as clear. - - That course Svas
make the peace with Gernany at
kce and then take up for reasonablei
mnsideration the question of estab
;hing such future relations with our
sociates in the war as would make
r the future peace of the world.
uis Mr. Wilson prevente(l. lie went
"Ie had apparently only one aim,
be the maker of a league of which
should be the head. le was de
rImiine(d that there should be a
.'ague of Nations then and there,
d in order to nullify the powers of
e Senate given by the powers of the
nstitution of the United States, he
-e ided to make the league an integ
.1 parit of the treaty of peace with
nirmany. Thus he presented to the
-nate, and initendIed to piresent, a dIi
nunia from which he believedl there
as no0 esae In ordler to have
'acee wvith Germany lie meant to com
'I the Senate to accept with it the
'ague o fNations.
"Tfhe Repulic ians of the Sena te per
viniit the dangers oif the league, (de
rmliinedl to resist Mr. Wi'ilson 's de
andm. The Amiierican people will niev.
ecpt. that alliance wvithI foreign
itions11 proposed by the P'residenit.
he President meantLime has re
a infed inflexible. ie is determjied
have the treaty as he brought it
eor nothinag, and to that iminperi
is deiiand the people wvill reply in
uuos which cannot lie misundler
"We he .tso topped Mr*. Wilson's
c-ity, and the qulestion j.oes to the
ople. In 191l6 Mr. Wilson won on'
ory thait '113 had kept us out of.
rl(' inow demands the aplroval
he A merican pieople fori his tiirtyv
hi. adnunistration on the gro nd
at 1 h ias kept us oult if pieace.
"TI- leazue iust. be discussed in
*1y distict andl in e'very Sta;te, and
* 0 5'ii' toi have the verd Iict so
'7 ylven that no man who seeks
re present thle peopifle in the S'm -
the House or. in any place or in
d dereO, e 1 have the sl ightLest
"W rcho. tho issue; we ask ap
-'ihaunntl fori what w.e hiavei donei. I'he
'.4'! w.ill now~ trll us what they
MR. FELDER Al
Editor Manning Times:
Will you please allow me space ir
your columns to reply to my friend
Kelly's reply, in last week's Times. I
feel very much flattered at Mr. Kelly'.
statement that "being the type of mar
I am he could not treat me with sileni
contempt "I must be above the aver
age for him to consider to take notict
of me. I wish to thank Mr. Kelly foi
these flattering words. I did not
mean any reflection on those with Mr
Kelly in office, some of these men are
my best friends and neighbors, and I
am satisfied 'that they acted foui
square and do not doubt but what the3
turned in every dollar that they col.
lected. I have heard no complaint frorn
any of them and as we all know it i
only the "hit dog that yells" therefor(
we take it that our opinion about
their being straight is correct.
Mr. Kelly's statement as to the
license law reminds ine of a little bo3
shooting in the air with a pop pistol
What he tried to say (lid not touc
me on the charges that I made. H<
iust simply made things worse foi
. What I said was that he had collect.
ed quite a sum from our unsuspecting
citizens on a law and that he should
have known that it was a law befort
he did so ,and not deceive innocent lav
abiding citizens with a fake. H(
should have known that the law was
all right before he acted and not t<
have collected from innocent unsus
pecting parties on a law that could
not be enforced. We were told that
every man would be forced to pay the
license. but I know quite a numbei
that refused to pay and nothing has
been (lone. He did not see that every
one paid the license as he promised
ilhrough his collectors. In his reply
he did not say why he did not try tc
collect from the delinquents. It is
very strange that Mr. Kelly should be
so kind all of a sudden "in helping
the people by saving the time and con
fusion it would have caused them" it
they had had to go to Manning to gel
their license. Mr. Kelly stated in his
reply that he collected something ovei
2.000 licenses more than the tax books
showed the previous year, but this
only puts him in a worse light, for it
is very generally conceded that we
now have the poorest service since the
establishment of the Supervisor's of
fice. According to his own figures, he
must have collected some where be
tween ten and twelve thousand dol
lars. "Ie says that he collected
seven thousand and twenty licenses
and granting that half of this amount
think of Mr. Wilson's league and its
sacrifices of America.
"They (the people) will tear aside
the vei! of words woven to blind and
leceive and come down to the essen
tial and vital point-Mr. Wilson's plan
)n one side and the independence and
safety o fthe United States on the
"All Americans must join together
in their own way and with their own
irgunents defeat Mr. Wilson's league
-s he desires it, whether amended by
rim or in its pristine simplicity."
Senator Lodge charged the Demo
,ratic party vith responsibility for
Ilhe ierlious condition of the hour,'
an11d said, if the Republican par'y fails
to grapple w-ith it effectively, "th(
Russian dlescenlt into barim risnm will
be'gint to dIraw near"
A beginning had been) made he said,
by a Republican Congress in rest oring
economic condlit ions, 'working uinder
allI the d ificulties anid opposition im
p)osed by a hostile executive." Ile
anulmeratedl various beneficial mecas
ares ,adding that the estimates had
beeni redFuced over a bill ion dollars.
F le advocated enforcement of the
laws against profiteering and saidl
it was poss5ible t' (Fheck the adlvance
of plrices Fby law, Fby priin g for
"'the control of (cred its in suzch aman
Wir as5 to give preferen.-s tom the most
.-ssen:tial products.'' He describedl the
railioadl act "'as a sing'le greait law~
wih in i any pejiri wouihld be sufli
en t to d ist ingu ish a Congress as one
'f high nec(mpl ishmnent ."
HONO)RS CGEN ERALJ GOlG AS
London. .June 8. - l ing George con
forr-led a knight comunmiershuip (It the
ider of St. M ichael oF a d St. Geor'ge 0i
0former Surligeon Genima) :l William G.
Gorgais, of the Un aited St t es arimy.
Th'le King took advantarre of his visit
If insp~ection a t the Millbiank: Mil lit ary
ItoSpital to c-all on the disin iguishedl
A mierican at Queen A lexandria's nmurs
hine hoame whliich is at ta:ihed to the hos
pita:l. In a long t a: wlth: Gen. Gorgas~
le K in"- (Omnplimlented hlim 01n hi!
reaut aci(elvemuents in er nquermng mat
Inaiia in thle ennii cal ' lne b 1(medical scri
"nce, saying that in this way th" (-on
ftrcton (If the ca:n:al wasI inde pos
was one horse wagons and baxius and
the other half two horse wagons and
log carts, this would make it figure
out as-above stated. No other Super
visor ever had this appropriation, and
even granting that this cost of labor
and material is higher than ever, why
then (with thi. extra amount of
money) should he give us so much
poorer service than all the others.
Mr. Kelly certainlly hits the nil on
the head when he said he used the
best judgment he had, we do not doubt
that he did the best he was capable of
doing, and I did not say a word. till
he had the check to accept a much
more responsible office.
As to our highway commissioners
I am personally acquainted -with them
and I wish to say that they are good
business men, I fully ngree with Mr.
Kelly that they are fully able to at
tend to the business in hand and will
put Mr. Kelly out as soon as they see
that he has outreached himself and
unless he uses better judgment in this
office than he has in the Supervisor's
office I am of the opinion that it
would be long before we "will dil
igently consider his place and it shall
not be." It seems from Mr. Kelly's
own statement that I am not the only
I one who has been criticizing him, as
he says "it is being talked ou the
streets of Manning that I am dratwing
As to Mr. Kelly's denying charges
made, I am quite sure if he was to be
hung he would -eny the charge, but
denying facts does not disproce them,
let him show why he did not enforce
the law, and why he neglects some
sections of the county, and if his ex
planations are satisfactory we will ex
I want to say in conclusion that I
hate controversies and I will not re
ply to Mr. Kelly again, also that I
bear no ill feelings to him or any one
that I know, but I do not feel that Mr.
Kelly has been giving us justice and
God forbid that I ever carry any ill
feeling to any man and get behind a
bush and throw at him, but it some
times takes growlers and pretty loud
ones too to wake up some people.
If Mr. Kelly will come over to
where I live I will take pleasure in
showing him a public road that has
not been worked since he has been in
office, except by Mr. Leslie Tindal and
myself, I have worked on this road
several times and I have never re
ceived a penny compensation, and I do
not suppose that Mr. Tindal has.
E. B. FELDER.
Silver, S. C.
MARTEN'S PLEA IS DENIED
Washington, June 8.-Request for
the subpoena of Major Gen. William
S. Graves, former commander of the
American expeditionary forces in Si
ber-in. and Raymond Robins, former
A merican Red Cross commissioner to
Russia, in the Department of Labor's
deportation proceedings against Lud
wig C. A. K. Martens, was denied to
day by Immigration Inspector Shell
who is conducting the hearinz.
Former Senator Hardwick, or Geor
gia counsel for Martens, several
weeks ago filed a request for the ap
e(arane0 of Gen. Graves and Mr. Rob
ins. Inspector Shell denied the request
nh ground that any testimony
irre(velanit to the case.
Annllouncemient was made at the re
sum0ption of the deportation proceed
ings todlay that final hearings wvould
be hebd ,June 17. TE case then is ex
J)etled to go to A ssist ant Secretary
oIao Pst, who probaly will pass
the case on for final act ion by Prcsi
'[he session today was toaken upJ
wholly by prese'ntation by Senator
I lardwick, of the case for Martens.
TO'( RlOUND UP 'TAX D)ODGERS
IWarhington, ,June 8.-Flying squad
r'onsa are to senit by tihe internal
revenue hbureau to) all of the large
cities in a generalI taxs drive which is
expeeted lby oflicials to resuit in tho
l'ineent taxes and pemnlties.
C'ommnissioner Williamis ann ounced
tha;t ?cci al attenationi wouald lbe direct
eto the colection of t he execise) taxc
on ale by manu0fneturmers, lhe so..
calledi luxury tax, the jem .r tax,th
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