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THE MANNING -TIMES
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Appelt & Shope, Proprietors.
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MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 1922
TOO LONG SIGHTED
There is a great tendency on the part of the Ameri
can people to make a close study of conditions in other
parts of the world. This in itself would be wise and
praiseworthy, were it not for the fact that in so doing we
consume much time that should be devoted to the scrutiny
of affairs nearer home.
The haphazard manner in which many of our public
affairs are conducted is evidence of this fact. If the pub
lic at large would make a sincere and determined effort
to widen its scope of knowledge upon national, state and
local requirements we would be able to send representa
tives to Washington who would work in harmony with our
desires, and not at random as is now too oftdn the case.
In this way we would have a congress more representative
of the true sentiments of the people, a congress more de
voted to the welfare of all of the people as a whole and
less so to certain interests that work while we sleep. Long
sight is a desirable possession, but only when i does not
obscure the vision at closer range.
WHY TRADE AT HOME?
Many people ask that question, but very few trouble
to seek the answer. Why should people patronize their
home merchants? Because it is a great saving of time,
and time today represents money. Because the home
merchant can only remain in business through the patron
age of home people, and a town without merchants would
be a sorry place in which to live. Because the home ncr
chant sells goods that do not have to be returned because
of defects or inferiority of quality. It is the only way in
which a local man can hold his trade.
- Because the local merchant is not in the habit of
charging excessive prices. You may at times be able to
get the same article elsewhere for a little less money, but
the quality will invariably be reduced in proportion to the
price. The local merchant can not afford to sell 'cheap'
stuff. His customers would not tolerate it. Because the
prosperity of a community depends upon the amount of
money in circulation in the community, and that is regu
lated mainly by the marketing of surplus products abroad
and the keeping of as much as possible of the receipts at
home. Because a community that spends most of its
money abroad for supplies soon finds that it has but little
left for the purchase of additional supplies.
It is so simple a child could understand it, and what
a child can comprehend should not go unheeded by adults.
Think it over. Thinking may accomplish much good. It
certainly will do no harm.
Will hell break loose again? We don't know. Neith
er do you. Neither do those dignified gentlemen in Wash
ington. Nobody knows. Naval construction may be lim
ited, warships may be scrapped or sold to Henry Ford,
armies may be reduced, and all sorts of covenants may be
signed by the governments of Christendom. But even
such drastic measures as these will be no guarantee
agamnst future wars. The money kings have not spoken.
After all, there is a bond of sympathy between doc
tors and editors. The one doesn't care to take his own
medicine, while the other seldom follows his own advice.
Of course, there may be method in the madness of
some women who are continually putting their hands on
their back hair. It might fall off.
It is universally admitted that the Lord created but
one perfect man, but there are many millions who claim
to be No. 2.
It's a funny sort of combination, but the man who
paints a town red often gets a black eye during the perfor
Beware of the fellow who is over solicitious of your
wvelfare. He probably wants to sell you a gold brick.'
Thiley say a woman can't drive a nail, but most of them
can drive their husbands to do it for them.
It isn't the best of policy to take all you can get. You
may get more than you want to take.
The efficiency of some peole consists principally of
the recommendations of their friends.
"Kissing is forbidden in Jap~an," chirps an exchange.
D~oesn't do any good to forbid it here.
Tlhe only trouble with industry is that it need1s to be
a little more industrious.
The woman who marries her best friend is in grave
danger of losing him.
The greatest of all sinsanre tose that are found out
ADJOURN QUICKLY 1
Wheels Grniding Fast-Mr. Kohn
Praises Efficiency of Messrs.
Christensen and Hughes.
Columbia, Jan. 24.-There has per
haps never ,befc . been such complete
legislative accord as there is on the
platform of getting through and get
ting away. This. is accentuated by
two conditions; first ,to do as little as
may be requisite, and second, to cur
tail the session and thereby minimize
the cost. On the basis of previous
years it is figured that each legisla
tive day cost athe State $1,000. Yet
with it all and the criticism that
a negligible result has thus far
BARGAINS at the Clarendon Motor
Co. Michlein Cord Tires at the
price of other fabric tires.
FOR SALE--Lwelling on North
Church Street. Four rooms, two
porches, open fireplaces. Splendid
location, on acre lot. Easy terms.
E. C. Nettles Alsbrook, Phon 226.
WE HAVE in stock now, a car of
Fancy Burt Seed Oats $4.00 per
5 bushel bag. Dickson Grocery and
Plants 20c 100; $1.50 a 1,00. Dick
son Drug Store.
CABBAGE PLANTS-Get yours now
before they are all gone. Dickson
WHY PAY out good money for
Western feeds when you can buy
velvet bean meal at about one-third
the cost. By the single bag it costs
$1.15 per 100 pounds. In larger
quantities the price is less. Man
ning Oil Mill.
WHY not feed a good feed, while you
are feeding your cow for milk,
Prunia Cow Chow is the best. Dick
son Grocery and Feed Co.
VELVET BEAN MEAL-The best
and cheapest feed for cows and
hogs, $1.15 per 100 pounds. Mann
ing Oil Mill.
Plants 20c 100; $1.50 a 1,00. Dick
son Drug Store.
NEW guaranteed inner tubes Ford
sizes $1.30 and $1.50 at the Clar
endon Motor Co.
PURINA 3CRATCH for baby chicks
and big chicks. Laying Mash too.
Dickson Grocery and Feed Co.
BOARDERS-Nicely furnished rooms,
good table, use of bath, modern
convenience. Seven dollars per
week. Twenty-five dollars per
month. Mrs. J. Furman Bradham,
CABBAGE PLANTS-Get yours now
before they are all gone. Dickson
MAKE THAT FORD START EASY,
Get a Hot Shot Battery at the
Clarendon Motor Co.
BRICK, LIME and CEMENT, let us
figure with you. Dickson Grocery
and Feed Co.
THE CASH MEAT MARKET is now
open for business to furnish our
customers with fat and choice beaf
from my own farm. We will run
on a cash basis with prices to suit
the times. Your patronage is
solicited and we guarantee cour
teous treatment prompt service and
good meat. Orders taken from 7
a. m. to 8 p. mn. F. C. Thomas 14tc
VELVET BEAN MEAL-Will pro
dluce as much milk and butter as
an equal amount of cotton seed
meal and it costs only half as
much. Manning Oil Mill.
STRICTLY first grade tires-Ford
sizes $7.75 and $9.85 at the Clar
endlon Motor Co.
CABBAGE PLANTS--Millions, all
varieties, hardy and tested by frost.
Inspected by Government and found
free of dlisease. $1.00 per thousand,
f. o. b. e~xpress5 or parcel post. WV.
Lykes, Lykesland, S. C. 7-c-c.
RECOVER YOUR FORD) TOP and
back curtain and top complete
$7.25 while they Iast. Clarendon
WANTED-Man with car to sell low
priced Graham Tires. $130.00 per
week and com missions. Graham
Tire Co., 3120 Boulevard, Benton
Harbor, Mich. 1.-p)
41rs. E. C. Nettles Alsbrook, Principal
Manning, P. C.
Fifteen standlard unitis. High school
English, French, Latin, mathematics
science .and penIImansh ip. Thorough
areparation for any college. Students
for Winthrop and Clemson win hon
trs. Certificates ad mit to leading
:(lleges without examination. Spe
~ial coaching for beneficiary scholar
hips offered by Winthrop, Clemson
ho Citadel, and So~uth Caro~lina Uni
/ersity. Session begins Jan. 3rd.
WILL PAY CASH For1
in 10 bushel lots up,
at $1.50 per bushel,
subject to prompt ac
ceptance and delivery.
Manning, . C.t
een secured and that there is the h
asual drag let 'it be said, that I
here has for the two weeks of this p
Session been steadier, more per- f
iistent and more cooperative . work
than usual. Thereis an evident ef
fort to get results'- thus far ,there
ias been no factional wranglina
so play for position. Folks who
ire unfamiliar with legislative proce- I
lure do not- realize the trials and
tribulations of committees. This year
because of the revenue measures,
there is an unprecendented .stress on
the ways and means and finance com
mittees. . There are no two men here
who approximate the work, the har
assment, the patience and the effort
of. Chairman Hughes, of the House
committee, and Senator Noels Chris
tensen, on the-Senate side. Some'ask
where is the income tax. It is in. the
Senate. Finance committee already
delayed with pending legislation and
now besieged with appeals from
every angle. This interest and that
interest wants,' to be heard as to
why the House nicome tax bill
should be amended.
The 'insurance people think many
phases of the bill severe. The cor
porations have amendments. The
Taxpayers' Association insists. upon
a .10 per cent basis of the federal
income tax, and so it goes. Dozens
of angles are to be presented and
Chairman Christensen, with that
zeal, patience and toleration that
has characterized his chairmanship
of this most important committee,
wants to give everyone legitimate
ly interested a hearing and he wants
information. In this the member
ship of the committee sustains him,
but the point to be stressed is that
this takes time and more time, and
that ought to be plain.
So over on the House side Chair
man Hughes is having hearings
wherever they are asked of the com
mittee. As a matter of fact, the
House committee has disposed of all
the tax revenue bills thus far pre
sented. The only outstanding bill
that has not yet been framed refers
to the proposed tax on luxuries, un
less the committee should decide to
present the occupation tax, which
is advocated by Governor Cooper,
the Taxpayers' Association and many
The House committee is now de
voting every afternoon to presenta
tions on the appropriation bill, and
.just as soon as that bill is reported,
it will have prompt consideration in
the House, and then the real bur
den will be on the Senate.
The Senate is clearing up things
with wonderful dispatch and will
now be ready to take up the three
revenue-producing measures that
have already passed the House
gasoline tax, inheritance tax and,
There seems to be very little con-.
test over the gasoline tax, except
as to the rate, and practically none'
with reference to the inheritance
tax. The fight there centers around
the matter of exemptions and the
The real fight of the sessions
seems to be on the income tax bill,
that is, so far as the Senate is con-'
Several members today told me!
that they expected the income tax
bill to pass the Senate materially
amended, and they thought that the
amendment would be accepted by
The other revenue-producing bills
are all going to have comparatively
easy sailing, and while the prophets
are now sayinug that the income tax
bill will pass, there is general
agreement that there are going to
be very material and important l
changes. Many of these changes
will be made in the finance com
mittee as a result of the scheduled i
The General Assembly is inclined
to grant the usual extension in the
time for the payment of taxes. The!
opposition to this extension is not
as strenuous as heretofore in rec
agnition of conditions. In previous
years it has been urged that theI
extensions have interferred with
the borrowing capacity of the State
and the repayment of outstanding,
Tlhe material questik.. just nowv
is, until . when should the time for ,
paying taxes be0 extended, without
the penalty of an execution for
non-payment. The suggested date
is .June 1, although some want to
carry the time over until fall.
The keen interest in the building
of roads was indicated todlay by
the unusual interest in the high
way institute that is now being
olde~ at the University of South
Carolina. Both legislative branches
sadjournedI for tonight in oroer that
they might attend the meeting and
supper at the Jefferson Hotel and
marked attention wvas shown in the
presentations of the proposed leg
slation for the dlevelopmlent of
roadIs, by Governor Cooper and
Chairman R. Goodwin Rhett, of the:
At the morning session, Mr. Rhett
madle an extended talk that met,
with the cordial support of all
There see?ms to be absolute ac
rord and unanimity in going ahead
with the road building program in
this State and if there is any ono
tihing on which the Legislature is
Iisposedl to open the purse, it is
for the building of good roads.
''here is no longer the shadow of
a question about this dlevelopment,
the only problem being how to
raiise the money.
The suggestion has been madie
)y a State official that a red light
be onl display while the [louse was
in session and a green light for
There are few proposals for bond
issues at this session.
Messrs. Cox and Mclnncs have
prepared a bill wvhich seeks to al
low folks to vote in our primaries
wvhen they are forced to absent. from
he State, at the tiem of the election.
Senator Moore, of Abbeville,
wants to equireanll railrnods ton
ave as engineers only such mnen as URGE BUILDING OF GOOD RQADS
ave had at least three .years'~ o x
rience on locomotive engines as Columbia Jan. 24.,-e South
fremen. ICarolina Good Roads ,Assoc'iation . to- M
r night entertained the members of the
CARD OF THANKS Legislature at dinner at the Jefferson
Hotel. There were nearly 800 .ppe
-sent. Several' addresse's were made,
The family and relatives of Robert the principal speakers being. Lahg
'. Epperson take this metfhod of ex- D. Jennings, of Sumter; 'Governor
ressing their sincere appreciation to Cooper of south Carolina; R. Good
heir many friends for their kindness wyn Rfiett, of Charleston; Dr.- W. "
luring his illness and for the kindness Tripp, of Anderlon; Robert M.
nd foraf~ferings in their bereave- Cooper, of Lee county J A' Ed*izns,
nent. of Edgefield, and T. 6. McLeod.
The Universal Car
F. O. B. Detroit
Chassis, . . . $285
Runabout, . . . $319
Touring Car, .. . $348
Truck Chassis, . . $430
Above prices without starter.
Coupe, with demountable
rims and starter, . . . $580
Sedan, with demountable
rims and starter, . . . $645
These are the lowest prices of
Ford cars in the history of the
Ford Motor Company.
Orders are coming in -fast, so
place yours promptly to insure
Clarendon Motor Co.,
MANNIN&, S. C.
F. R. Din gle,
SUMMERTON, S. C.
A P A Amo. Pot. Per Son
Fisco Trucker's Special -..-7 5 5 $32.48
Fisco Balanced Mixture ...8 4 4 29.08
FisLo Standard Fish and
Potash ....-- ....-...-...8 3 3 24.86
Fisco Tobacco Special .......8 3 3 26.36
Fisco Special-......-.....-...6 7 5 38.32 i
Fisco 10% Topper --....-...-.3 10 1 42.28
Fisco Side Dresser-.......-7 7 0 ' 34.72
Fisco Strawberry Special 5 7 0 33.05
Fisco Fish and Phosphate 10 4 0 27.19
Fisco Commercial----......8 2 2 20.62
Frisco Commercial--.---....8 2 2 20.62
Fisco Strawberry Side Dres
ser ........-... -.....- ---...7 3 5 25.80
Get your orders in at once, so there will be no
delay in your receiving your fertilizer.
The Fisheries Products
J. M. WINDHAM, Agent
MANNING, . C.