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VOL. XLI MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 1921N2
Most Critical Readjustment Period
OPINION OF BANKER
Francis H. Sisson Declares in Address
That Stable Coniytion Will
New York, Jan. 11.-The United
States has passed through the most
critical of its post-war readjustments,
although many more must be made,
Francis 11. Sisson, New York banker,
declared at the annual dinner of the
National Automobile Chamber of
Gommerce here tonight. There is am
ple ground, he said, "for believeing
that wo shall reach a relativc stable
condition in this co-ntry in the very
"The adjustment of production costs
will involve, and, in fact, will con
sist," he said, "chiefly of wage adjust
ments, although increased efficiency
and decreased mar,,ins of profits must
also play their part. As wages gener
ally are reduced, of course, there will
be curtailed purchasing power, but it
should be remembered that decreasedl
6-costs of production will lower com
modity prices which will ultimately
offset the reduced buying c.pacity of
power in agricultural (sections and
Despite the lessened purchasing
some industrial sections, he asserted.
there is still a tremendouc buying
power in the United States and al
ways will be. When purchasing is re
sunied on a large scale, he pointed
out, "it will be all the keener by
reason of the delay an dthe deficit in
present commodity stocks."
Mr. Sisson declared merchants and
producers who hold their goods for
prices that the public will not pay
are courting disaster and preparing
to swell the number of commercial
'"NUB" WRITES OF
, F AV
Going into a second chapter in our
argument on law 'enborcement, we
wish to say that we are unwilling to
believe that our law-making body pur
posely would make criminals of our
good citizens; as we look upon this
body of men as knowing the sentiment
of the people of their respective coun
ties in reference to matters written in
to law, and especially do we look up
on our own delegation as men above
the average intelligence sober minded
and desirous of representing the ma
jority of our people; and right here
we are obliged to say that our1 peo
ple are going to feel the loss of our
able, sober minded and conservative
law-maker, the late W. T. P. Sprott,
and we only hope that his place as a
manember of our delegation may be fill
ed by a man who has the love for our
people and government and the com
age to let the world know it that our
dear friend Sprott had. Peace to his
? Speaking of making criminals of
our citizens we fear that a great many
of our people do not know or miscon
strue some of the laws that are now
on the statute books. Take for in
atax e the law relative for killing
patkgsand wvild turkeys; we be
ievecte aw says neither birds nor
turkeys shall be killed before sunrise
and after the sun sets. Yet, we have
reasons to believe that such lawvs arc
violated by good citizens. There are
other game laws as wvell as others
that arc no doubt violated; for in
a stance, using cars andl vehicles wvith
oqt license tags, (driving without lights
anhfd sometimea without the number of
lights required by law; "slinging" dice
.-and gambling, otherwvise etc. And we
bellev~e one of the ways to st- mp out
.ysonme of the above-named evils is for
ethose who realize the danger and (do
niot approve of such condlitions is to
let it be known open andl above board;
~wherewvith we believe a strong senti
ment for law andl order wvill be built
up and allied wvith this crowd wvill be
some of our young girls and boys who
sometime in the future years must
take the place of sonme of our great
Iand noble men and wvomen in our
Lcountry. Today in almost all walks
flife no father or mother can be
~oud of an unruly or unworthy boy
or girl, but to the contrary a boy or
gilwoi worthy, true and faithful
isafahr or mother's dlelight and
a nd such boy's and girl's example
at the peace andl dignity of our nam
tion should not be lowvered.
Indlividuals, townm and city govern
mont should not wait on our~ state or
federal government for "house-enean
-,sings" but all who want cleani (com
munities, clean towns and cities should
put their shoulders to the wl.eels oif
aorality, purity and good citizeniship
~nd all pull together.
/As an explanation to those who
if~nk we were a little harsh in what
- saidl last week in reference to mov
ing pictures, mobiling etc., we might
ay that we were talking about peo
le in "Arkansas" although if we can
one word or write one line that
I be'the means of. a girl or boy
School opened last Tuesday morr
ing with a full enrollment, and sev
eral new pupils started. We al
have a new teacher, Miss Shuler froi
Sumter. She is going to teach math<
matics in the high school. We wer
very much afraid of her when she er
tered the different classrooms Tues
day morning, but it soon passed o
and 'we think she will make a splendi
Miss Roxie Dickson was sick las
Thursdny and Mrs. Carrie Jenkinos
had to teach in her place.
The grammar grades and hig
school are preparing for mid-term ey
amination which will be given abot
the last week in January.
The following are the Honor Roll
1st. grade-Marie Alsbrook, Willimi
Breedin, Bonnie Gamble, Stew:art Hlai
vin, George Williams.
Advance 1st. grade-Lau ra Ma
Bllackmon, Eunice Mahoney, W. A
2nd. grade-Wilier Blradhan
Pierce Canty, Mara'. Creec.
3rd. grade-Lila Mao Alsbrool
Florence Davis, Arthur FlowerF
Christine Patrick, Ilarriet Plowder
Witmer Shope, Rosalie Weinberg.
4th. grade-Cooper Bell Dickso,
Conyers Horton, Mary McLeod, Viv
inn Katzoff Laura Peavy, Ashle
Rigby, Albert Rodigue, Corneli
5th. grade- Frances Coskrey, Ash
6th. grade--Ruth Cothran, Lillia
Ervin, Virginia Orvin.
7th. grade-Iharold Bagnal, Louis
Brown, War-en Clark, Mildred Iloli
day, Cora Mav liawlinson.
8th. grade-Mary Lou. Brwlley
Ruby Bullard, Margie Creecy, Anni
May MeGrady, Sarah Ellen MeKelve
9th. grade--lattie Breedin, F'rar
ces Dickson, Gertrude Gee, C"imio
McKelvey, Mildred Smith, Lily En
10th grade-Cecil Clark, Isabell
Plowden, William Richardson, Charle
l1th. grade---Elizabeth Creecy, Ah
ton Davis, Dbra Rawlinson, Lucil
Rawlinson, Mary Rigby, Elizabet
taking a step upward we shall ne
consider' our efforts and desires i
vain. Let's all pull for a better towi
With the increase in the price o
cotton and cotton seed during the pats
week the farmers and business ine
are rapidly falling back on the opto
mistic side of life and twenty-cen
cotton is freely predicted by plantin
time of this year. We trust that th
farmers will not be disappointed bu
let the price go as high its it may, le
them bear in mind that they shoul
remember well the pledges they ar
now signing to reduce the productio
of this year's crop considerable: fo
if we know anything in the world it i
that supply and demand has a gren
deal to do with the price of cottor
While it has been said that the cotto
farmer is broke if he makes a big o
little crop but we cannot agree wit
such a statement as we are almos
sure that nine times out of ten a rea
sonable crop at a reasonable prie
means money for the farmer, bankei
merchants and laborers as all debt
will be paid and no one will he "pinch
All signs from all sections of th
state point to a lively discussion of th
taxat ion proposition (luring the ser
sion of the legislature whtichi conver
ed TPuesday of th is week andi we are u
the opinion that the time is ripe t
callt a halt on appropriations for ou
state government. For several year
past an increase in salaries as well a
many other approprniations has bee
agitated .and finally one year ago a
increase in salaries took place, almos
from the cross road magistratest
governor. The arguments at thu
time wvere based on high cost of lis
ing etc. We think the increase at the
time was justifiable but since the
a very sudden reaction has take
pilace and hundreds and thousands c
our men and women have been throw
out of employment wvhi1e many, man
others have already~ had their salaric
"slashed to the core," we are dlebal
ing in our own mind if it is right fc
these public ofilcials to still dlrawv
high salary at the expense of th
heavy-burdened ta x-p~ayer or have w
a man in the house or senate that wvi
raise his voice in the behalf of the ta>
payers whereby salaries may 1)e agai
regulated and "equal rights mectc
out to all and special privileges
Dr. R. E. Stackh~ouse, editor of th
Southern Christian Advocate, made
strong andl forcible addlress to th
Methodist congregation herr Sunda:
usinjd as a subject "Christian Educt
tion." Dri. Stackhouse said if the tin:
was ever ripe for Christinn teachei
in our colleges andI common schoo
it is today. D~r. Stackihouse was ei
tertainedl while here in the hospitab
home of T. C. Folder.
Mr. C. L. Godwin of this place aul
Miss Anna liuggins of Lake Cit:
wore happily married Sundny at tli
home of the bride. After a hone,
moon trip of about one week they wi
return hero where they will reside I
(ConIinund an naga 8)
R. D. COTHRA
New Zion, S. C., Dec. 28, 1920
Mr.I R. D. Cothran,
e M1ann ing, S. C.
Dear Mr. Cothran:
I am writing to ask what seed of
tobacco would be best to plant this
year and what type of tobacco will be
most in demand and if any type will
be enough in demand to warrant our
We would be glad for you to write
'an article in the Times and[ give us'
your ideas about tobacco in 1921. Of
course ,we all know that no one can
know definitely, but we believe you'
should know better than the average,
man can know, and we have confi-I
dence in your .iudgment.
'Thanking you in advance for this
I kindness, I am.
. .Belton Baker.
Brookneal, Va., Jan. 5, 1921.
Islitor The Manning Trimes,
Manning, S. C.
My Dear Sir:
I am in receipt of a letter from Mr.
J. Helton Baker of the New Zion sec
tion, which I herewith enclose and
ask that you publish same.
In reply to Mr. Baker's letter, I
will ask that you publish the follow-1
''he outlook for the 1921 tobacco
crop is an unknown quantity. I can,
however, give some statistics and,
personal knowledge of how things
ow s.a.ndl and the farmers can then
draw their own conclusions. I will
isay in the outset that the 1920 crop of
tobacco was one of the largest ever
grown in the United States. The last
government report gives it as being
1,508,064,000 pounds. One billion
pounds is considered about a normal
L)roduction for this country. I will
state, however, that the tobacco prices
which have prevailed for the 1920 se:i
son are, very good, I think, taking into
conIisideration the large crop. The
State of Virginia has sold, up to the
present, something over 100,000,000
pounds which have averaged around
$25.0) per hundred. 'T'le state of
1 North Carolina has sold, up to the
present, above 200,000,000 pounds,
which have averaged some less than
the Virginia markets. The averages
in these two states would have been
i great deal more but for the fact the
.'i'" ""' (" *.e , r-e sive'
raian during the groving scasonm. lie
better grades of cutters have sold
from $45.00 to $0i0.00 and wrappers
t have sold from $65.00 to $85.00 per
n hundred. Good fillers have sold from
a $45.00 to $55.00.
I think it ra the singulair that to-I
f bacco is selling as well as it is in the
t face of the Indep iident Companies be
1 ing loaded up on high priced tobacco
- from last year, and as the result they
t are not buying scarcely any of this
cr01). Secondly, the foreign maikets,
e especia lly Europ(", are not doing much'
t inpoirting or buying from us. This is
t due to th6 low rate of exchange ad!
: the fact that EIurope has not been
e able to build u1p or establish a credit:
1 system that will mieet her adeiuate i
r. needs since the war closed.
I Of course you farmers are doubt
t less fully aware of the fact that thisl
is the trouble with our cotton market
too. It is to be hoped that since this
r government has passed the "farmersl
relief bill," money can be gotten by
t the farmers which will at least enable
- them to finance the present crop of
e cotton to a time when it will bring the
cost of production. 'lhe reviving of
s this war finance' corporation shouldi
- have a tendency to help our export.
I .cannot write his article wvithout
e paying my respects to W. P. G. haard
- ing, governor of the Federal Reserve
- lloard. lie statedl sometime ago, when
f a Southern Delegation cal led uipon
a h im in behalf of the Southern Cotton
r Planters, that the Federal Reserve'
s banks1( could not loan money to board
s products for speculative purposes. lie
a further statedl that this country should
1 consnime its own prodlucts. I think,
ti however, that the revival of the War
a IFinanace Corporatlion will have a ten
tdency to loosen the old mian's purse
- st rinigs. The Southern farmer did not
t ask him for money to hoard their cropi
n for speculative purposes but for money
aI to enable them to hold their cotton un
f ti they could get the cost of produe
n tion. I couldl not. write this article
y without mentioning these facts and I
s wvant to also state that the Fedleral
- Reserve Banks show a gain ,according
r to their last report of over $80,000,
a 000.00 over last year. So you see it
e wvasn't a scarcity of money.
e Now lets get dlown andl talk about
.1 the tobacco situation a little bit for'
-11921. Personally I (do not think it
n wvill be a good idlea for the tobacco
dl faa mners to over-crop) themselves in
o either tobacco or cotton this year. Mr.
Carrington, President of the United
e States Tobacco Association has re
a cently written all tob~ao) wvarehouse
e men letters in which he urges niponi
r, thevn the im11porntaance' ' r' having the
farmers curtail the .192 crop). i~e
e states that thev should not plant over
's fifty per cent of past year's production.
s lHe says however that he dloesn't mean
-that the small farmer of from three to
e f'our acres should reduce his. I am
enclosing this letter from Mr. Car.
dI rington and aosk that the Editor pub11
t, lish it also.
e I believe that if the farmers wvill
economize In growing this crop of to
ll bacc~o, especially in keeping dlown) the
n expense, such as buying high pricedt
fertilizers etc., that this will ho the
f as ws tep that they should take
in te luncingof this crop. I hope
that the farmers will absolutely re
fuse to buy fertilizers at the present
prices quoted them by the factories.
As I see it these prices will mean ruin
to the farmers. The idea of fertilizer
men asking more money for their out
put this year than for last year is ab
surd beyond description. Of course
anybody with common sense knows
tit this country is undergoing a crisis
due to the inflation brought about by
the World War and every line of busi
ness must, of necessity, share its part
of the loss, and why not the fertili.
zer companies? If we do not over
crop ourselves this year and keel)
down expenses as I have already stat
ed, and if we are successful in grow
ing a good crop of tobacco, I see no
reason why it should not be profit
able to the farmer as good tobaccos
have been very much in demand this
year and ariC scarce.
Now, as to the tobacco seed ques
tion, it does not make much difference
what kind of seed you sow. Any of
the following kind will make good to
bacco: Adcock, Warne, Orinco, lar
rison's Pride, Gooch, Goldeni Lear)
Bananza and many others, too numer
ous to mention, do well in South Caro
lina. The average farmer should
know what seed suits his land the
best. I think that if the farmers will
pay more attention to the preparing of
their beds that tley% will get better re
suits in the future. Tobacco beds
should be well located oni the south
side of a brn uich where they will be
protected from the nort h wind. Heds
should be well prepared and well
manured with stable manure and fer
tilizeir. Stable manure will create a
heat imi te grounad and protect the
seed in germanation. The average aI r
mer does not prepare plant bed hand:
enough. He should prepare more land
anti use less seed. lIe will then have
strong plants. One heaping table
spoonful of seed is enough for 100
square yards of land. Beds should be
well prepared and then thoroughly
rolled or tramped after the seed are
sown. They should be well covered
anid fenced. If the above advice is
adhered to the farmer will get. bet
I will have seed at S. L.. IHuggin's
5-10-25 cents store.
Withi best wishes for a successful
year for you all, I am.
Yours very truly,
R. D. Cothran.
Tobacco Association of the l'. S.
December 29, 1920.
Please find enclosed resolutions and
also other literature which explains
itself, and I am writing to ask that
you take immediate steps to see that
this information is gotten into the
pulic press of your community. and
where it can be done effectively to get
editorial comment oil same.
''lhe genead purpose is to impress
upon the producers of tobacco the ab
solute fact of the over-production of
last yea.r, tle old stock Carried oin
hand and the conditions in Europe, to
which g es a large percentage of the
bright crop, and especially the low
grades, all of which portends to show
in the greatest degree not only the
important of cutting the crop in half,
but that it should be done in such a
way that this knowledge will he ac
cepted as a1 1a(t as early in the sum
mer as possible.
I believe that individual I work
should be done, particularly oi the
b:.nks, warehouses and farlmers' sl)
lly organizations, so they can treat
with the individual cases. The small
farmer who oiily plants three or four
acres is niot a factor, hut any aereage
very iminh beyond this amnouiit should
he cut in halfI, and the very large pro
ducers should even diminish their
crps11 more than this. The great hulk
of thle farmiuers of average Idanating
should he controlled by those who furi
niishi the mloney to buy the fert ilize r,
anad the hiarge, wellI-to-do fiarmers
shouldI have sdtieiient intell1igence to
appirecialte that the salvat ion of the
bright tobacco init erest, pariticuairly
that of the farmer, lies in taking this
TPhe Tobaicco A ssociat ion of the
tUnited StateUs has appoin ted a com -
mittee (If five wvho wvill have this mat.
ter in chmarge. Mr. J1. 1. Mliller, of
Rlichmond, Vai., is chiairimn, but I am
sending th is comiimunication (lut as5 a
forerunner of others that will follow,
we must assume this obligatioii which
is of such vitial impbortnce to the
bright tobacco interest andi we must
depend oii you for your whole-hearted
c'o-operationl and assistance and for
the successful accomplishmient, no ex.
pense, time or thoughmt, is too niuch
Trusting that you will enter intc
this matter in the most whole-heartedl
way, I am,
Very truly yours,
TV. M. Carrington,
A meeting of the lHoard of Gover
nlors of the Tobacco Ass'ociation, witha
certain invitedl guests, wiere called to
gethier to considler pllas ini co-opera
tioii with the Interstate Tfobacc.
Growvers' Association, now in sessior
ain Richimoind, with thme outst and ing ohb
ject ini view of impressmg in somt
way the planters in the bright. tobacec
sections of Georgia South Carolina
North Carolina and Virginia, with th<
absolute importance of curtailnent of
their 1921 crop) to a point where th<
supply would not be so far beyond th<
LOCAL HAPPENINGS Of
January 9, 1901
The Oil Mill is now ranraing diay
Mr. J. F. Bradham is making things
look new at The Manning Hotel, where
he has moved and will conduct a hotel
that will merit the popularity which
it is sure to enjoy.
Mr. 11. F. Stack of Clarendon, has
resigned the office of magistrate to
which he had recently been elected.
A new appointment will be made in a
A shooting affray occurred oil Tues
(lay of last week near Silver, result
img in a colored man by the name of
lelser being shot by Mr. J. A. Way.
The cause of the trouble was a dispute
over a land line.
Solicitor John S. Wilson left yes
terday for Columbia to assist in the
drawing of bills for the legislators.
Miiss Lucie Barron, who has been in
the engrossing department, has ba:cn
re-appoi nted for this session as a re
ward for her competency and left ves
terday morning also.
The Boaid of CI - vty Commission.
ers met last Saturday. The Board
was composed of Messrs. T. C. Owens,
W. .1. Turbeville and L. T. Fischer.
The receipts for the year were about
$15,000 and the expelses $13.500. Mr.
.1. H1. Lesesne was elected clerk.
The State had a eash bhal, ance on
hand of $625,438.96.
It was shown inl tl( discussion!
brought out that a considerable over
production had been made for the last
three years, and especially in 1920,
when the production was het ween 5501
and (00 million pounds, which was by
33 1-3 per cent the largest productio'n
As between sixty and seventy per
cent of the bright crop is exported or
used for export purposes and with the
present financial and economical con
ditions inl Europe, it can be readily
seen that many grades of this bright
tobacco are beyond legitimnato de
mand, resulting in disastrously low
pl M )- L tS V I) Ve.
It is believed and hoped that the
lublicity that can he pot into opera
tion of acquainting the, farmers with
the conditions will effectively impress
them with the absolute necesisty of
cutting their planting fifty per cent ini
1921. With this curtailment in plant
ing, a much superior quality of tobac
Co will result and at the 'sa me tine
will almost automatically cause the
farmers to have their ctops diversitied
and produce in a greater degree what
they iieed in their homes. A commit-',
tce was appointed to co-operate with
the Farmers Association to this end,
and every effort from now on will he
bent for the successful accomplish
ment of this purpose.
In con ference with the Warehouse
Association (if Easte rn North Caro
inn, the conclusion was arrived at that
tlse markets would be opened in
1921 ci Tuesday, .January 11th.
TI. M. Carri ngt oi,
Tobacco, Association of U'. S.
The General Statistical l'ositioii ot
The 1918 erop was around 4-50 mil
lion pounds, which averaged 35c.;l the
1919 crop was over 170 imillioni pomuls0
andlc iiveraigedl near lyv 50c., and the
1920 crop is estimated to he hetweenu
551) and1 600) million pounds andi will
average' between 20ec and 28e.
The su rplus of (lhe lar ge 19118 crop)
was taken up, to a greait degriee, by
thc demand cof the armies and nayvies
of the All ied Govwernmuent s, andl t he
suipluis of the 1919 eropt was, to~ somec
extent, bought. by the manu facrers1(
on mistaken idlea as 1to their futurle
wants, and ai large amount (of this
croip is alIso held by (lea lers andl even
ma~rnnf acttur1ers for' resalIe.
The statistics shonw that the reduec
tion in England in the pa st few
mon11ths5 ini the conisum ipt ioni of bright
tobalcco hats bee'ini most imarked, ad
du no ad :(1verse e'xchainge rateos anun h
sat isfactory fi iancial coinditlions the
sh ipm~nents to EuXrope have Iractlienally
reatsed. To'l these adverse conditions,
we add the fact that due to thle b.'t
ter exchange rates from Turi key,
Greece, Java and other countries of
Europe, they are taking tobacco fronm
these sources at. the expense of cutr
bright tobacco. The sh ipmnents showv
very large exports from this couintry
in 1919 atnd a very hlarge stock of
bright tobacco in England from the
only government statistics availale,
wvhich are no doublt dluplicated in oither'
countries where thle goveriinmenut re
ports show that lar i:e tuaniie hs of
tobaicco from thIi s dli coutry hwe ( bseen
Tlhe above' facts must speak for
hemslve's, andl the onlyI solution cani
bie, wvhere therie is oivrm- production and
a laruge suriplus, is to reduce platin ug,
anrd with these conditions in br igh t to
bacco thce reductioni must bce of a
nuarked degree to have any material
eff'ect , anid anythIiing more thani 50 per
cent of a cr-op being latetd in 1921
will further accentunte the veiry un
fortunate and disastrous condlitionl of
the bright tobacco situation of today.
Very truly yours,
T. M. Carrington,
"MERE MAN" WANTS
1:: iior o1f The .1a inil- Times:.
I understanld thiat the (County lDeIo
cratic E"xecutive Committee at. their
meeting last week decided that. they
would not order a primary election to
nominate i candidate to fill Mr.
Sprott's unexpired term in the Legis
lature. The effect of this action on
the part of the executive committee
is that any citizen of Care'Aln Coun -
Iy will have the right to raim in the
general eletion which will be held
either lanuary 18th or 25th and the
'nlldidate getting the highest number
of votes will be elected. If the Exe
cutive Committee had decided inl
favor of the Democratic primary the
present session of the Legislature
would probably be over before we
could fill this vacancy and I think thei
action in requiring a lI candidates to
run in the general election is the bet.
thing to do in the circumstances.
My motive in writing this letter,
however, is not to commend the action
of the executive committee, but to call
attention to the fact that this will be
the first election in the state of South
ICarolina in which oul newly enfran -
clh ised .women voters will ha;e an op
portuniity of casting their ballots fo
the candidates of their choice.
They have the right not only to vote
for sonie man to fill this office, but an
equal right to fill it with one of their
own numtbe'r if they see fit and I for
01ne, siNcerey! truMt that out of tI.
morvhe Ithan om. Ii hmdued registered
wVOmIlen Voters in the Counitv some onll
will be found who is willing to run for
this oflice. I am sure that there are
a iniumbtler of wom(en inl the County
who v.ould make able replres'entative's
in the U.e iislatirc arl I have no doubt
that (the next. [ .eg i'aturi'e elected in
this Staut. will have a number of wo
nn'nl as menIhllers. Lt'', gt togetlher
n)OW 1iind confer ol one of our women
citize'nts aid on Clarendon County tie
distinction of electing the first, wo
nUni wh has ver' beeit elected in thi'
historv of ol]r State to fill a stete of
A M1ere .1ai.
.\lanning_, S. C., .1-an. 10, 1921.
Nevw York, -Jan. IL.-Arthur 4.
I )mntekelmai of Westwood, N. ,J., as
sistalit chief of the money division
at the federal reserve bank, pleaded
guilty to a charge of counterfeitinv
ald senteic'ed to serve a terml in th
federal prison at Atlanta.
I 'A X VlllE ITEMS
.il. 11ind Mrs. ,J. .D. Griflith of Sa
luda, S. C., stopped by for a shior"
visit to friends last week ol their re
turn home f'rom their bridal trip.
Mr. G. IleIry Curtis is makin*:
plans for the rebuilding of his store
building that was burned some ti nt
ago. When completed, he eXpects to
open up a large stock of general ier
I'rivate .lmes Corhett, of Camnep
Jickson and Mlr. Kirkland Corbett, et).
Charleston spent the week-end with
their parents, Mi. and MI's. N1. B
.\lr. .ouis Weinberg has returm<ie
to Columbia after a visit at his homo'
Nls I \ ' ivialn Curt is, Mirs. '1. W.
Guinter', Alisses Daisy and Carrie
Ihaime have returned from Clarle -
ton where they spent a few days.
.\)' a rd Mrs. W . L. Adams, of Bau
timore are visiting at the home' (f
Mr. 11, 13. Corbett.
Alrs. 711 ariim Cox and children have
reiturned to their home at Florence,
a-fter spelnding tIhe holidays wit It r..
lat ives here.
Irs. Iloward Tisidal' and chibIire.
ar bI ack fromt a t wo-wveeks visitt
her' piarents, 71ir. and Mirs. J1. . lReliv
at Reock Ililt.
The' Woan's 711issioniary socliety
ithIe l'axville Mlet hodist church hteld it.
fIrst mteet ing (of thet new year Wednes.
day a fternoont.
As the memberitis an~d visitors5 a:
set.Qial to eachi one)1 a bell1 shalped (ard
lItn whichi was wr'itteni, ".'May this New.
I Yea rhe bi'ght for y'ou."'
TheIa meefing was llpened't witha
devodtilhnal e'xerc'ises fthe reporflts o'fit
riepIoit was5 veryl encourlaginig, the
soc'i't y htaving: pid its piledge of
$100.00,fi and1 lothe 111 11 ob i liiaios 'o
A hyinn was sung andil then a cor'
dIla INew .'' Year gult ing was given by
Mliss' 'earle Ilook. The "'City c':
Ta':mpa"' the miaint topic of ft' meet.
ing wasI prl'eentedr by 71liss Sue Sprott
I 1 A lissiay ne(ws fr'omi the ilulIleti:n
anid from t he South C aroil ira Contfer -
('nees' was given, aill relgr'ettIing that
the~ sto(ieties Of (our1 'onifer'ence's s(end
so little niews t~o out' Advocate columniiis.
(Cards and)1 penIcils were'( pa5ssed and
e'Pchl one was asked to write why thiey
were'i miember'is of the soceiety. TJhie
rt'adinhg of thlese i'ards was thle niost.
I ntjiyable foanturie If the priogrami.
Mi's. .J. WV. 711imist .1r., w'as annunced~I(0
lhe pize wvinner'.
The pledge cairds for' 1921 were
given otf anid the presidlentI. urged each
'lne to have faith and not to let, th'
tclndit ions; of the presenift time's causet
them to pledge less th:m i t hey did last
A fter singitig "T'ake rmy life' and
f. it, Be" the programt' ii w~s br'ought
to a clIose with pra~yer.
Wh1V~ile iniformal conve rsa tion among
the menibers of the local socity antd
visitors from the Summnerton s'ociety
w as beinig en, joyed, c'off('e and sand
wiches were rServed(.