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VQL. XLII MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 1922,
ECONOMY NOTE SOUNDED
BY STATE CANDIDATES
First Gun of State Campaign Fired
at Columbia With Chief Inter
est in Governor's Race
VOTERS APPLAUD WOMEN
Harold U. Eubanks Launches Vigor
ous Attack on Attorney General
Wolfe About Boundary
Columbia, June 20.-Accelerating
the many divergent theories of gov
ernment which have prevailed
throughout the State during the past
half-year, the opening of the cam
paign today demonstrated that the
major candidates in the race were
actuated with a desire of economy.
Cole L. Blease, former Governor of
the State of South Carolina, who is
offering hi sservices for Chief Execu
tive of the State; Senator Geo. K.
Laney, of Chesterfield; Thomas G.
McLeod, of Bishopvilie; John T. Dun
can, of Columbia, and William C.
..Coleman, of Union, all were in a tune
to the cry of economy. There were
perhaps 800 people in attendance at
the meeting when it began. When
it ended there were twenty-three peo
The beginning of the campaign
marked a new epoch in the history
of the State, with two well known
women in the race for State Superin
tendent of Education. These two wo
men are Mrs. Bessie Rogers Drake,
of Bennettsville, and Mrs. E. Barton
Wallace, of Columbia. Both- of these
cAndidates are experienced in public
.shool work and made excellent ap
peals to the Richland county voters
for their suffrage in the August pri
Mrs. Drake is an alumane of Win
throp College at Rock Hill, and has
the, tUnreserved support of the Win
thrbp daughters. She is prominent
ly connected with - the educational
forces of Marlboro county.
Mrs. Wallace, a teacher of many
years experience, served as an en
tertainer in France during the war,
and, upon her return to this county
U became aligned with the government
camp schools, where she had charge
of 1,700 soldiers in teaching them the
fundamentals of education.
Cole L. Blease, former Governor
of the State for two terms, again
seeking the nomination for the gub
ernatorial office. Mr. Blease was the
-nrst, speaker at the meeting today,
.,and read from a manuscript a p)at
for mfree from the former invectives
which he so successfully used in the
previous campaigns. In practically
every county of the State lined up
with Blease in the race that is receiv
ing the most attention from the press
and the people in the State are:
,Thomas G. McLeod, who made the
campaign twelve years ago and was
defeated; Geo K. Laney, for twenty
r .years a representative in the General
fAsembly from -- Chesterfield county;
Coleman, successful businessman of
Union; J. J. Cantey, planter and
businessman of Sumnierton, and John
T. Duncan, whose attacks on the so
call-'d "Ring" and "System" are made
each campaign year.
Aside from the interest that is be
ring manifested in the race for Gov
,ornor and'for Superintendent of Edu
cation only a nominal amount of en
thusiasm is apparent in the contest=
r'for the other offices.
A striking fact in connection with
the campaign thin year is that only
one State office is uncontested. State
Treasurer Sam T. Carter is the only
candidate that has no opposition.
Two youth'ul candidates made
their annourement s Monday and file-]
their pledges for the race at the last
minute. Thi' (2 two young aspirants
are Harold U. Eubanks, aged twenty
jhree, andl D. NI. Winter, a few years
elder. Both nre gradluates of the
*niversity o' Soth Carolina. Mr.
Winter has a rved his county in the
~gislature for the 'ast four years.
As soon as l:r. subanks was ac
cordled the privilege of the floor to
day he launched an attack on the
&dministration of the incumbent,
Samuel L. Wolfe, who has anno'unced
for reelection, but who stated this
morning that he would not make the
canvass of the State. Charges
'fbrought against Mr. Wolfe by Eu
banks wvere to the effect that the At
torney General had for personal glory
~uddied the waters in regardl to the
el nwn dispute between the
States of Georgia and South Carolina
relative to the boundary line dispute
and that the Attorney General had
?legraphed messages from Washing
ton after the hearing on the question
'y the Supreme Court that had been
misleading andl were erroneous. Mr.
Eubanks also called attention to the
records of the office, which revealed
-that the State of South Carolina
had been forced to employ counsel to
the extent of $9,000 (luring one single
year of the adm'inistration of the in
The platform the candidates for
9Gyernor of the State center around
a iosslble solution of the question
of tax redluction, Increasing the edl
ucational facilities for the youth of
the State, a more rigid enforcement
of law and more liberal appropria
tl ns for caring for the Confederate
F'ormer Governor .Blease soundled
hew keynote of the tax reduction
problem when he stated that he
Vas In- favor of abolishing the State
x Commission, equal distribution
oY taxes on the high and humble
classes of citizenry, increasing the
retwes of revenue and by a one
m ~free school tax place an edu
GREAT EVENYS --HE SUMME
cation within the reatch of every
boy and girl in every nook and cor
ner of the State.
Thomas G. McLeod, in pleading
for the advancement of the cause
of education, stated that the great
est an ievement of his life was not
the financial success that had been
attained in his business and on his
farm, but the visible results that
had crowded his efforts for rural
school consolidation in his home
Eleventh-hogr candidates have rath
er complicated the situation for those
who, until this morning, had no op
position. Political aspirants came to
day from various parts of the State.
One shudders to think what might
have happened to the aspirations and
ambitions of some of these had their
trains been late or had they suffered
more than one or two blowouts on the
way. In point of fact, Sam T. Car
ter, State Treasurer, is the one State
officer who did not draw an opponent,
a 1 worthy tribute to a worthy and
faithful official of the State govern
There was also one withdrawal,
Paul Moore, of Columbia, quit the
race for State Superitnendent of
Education. In this race, however,
are left six candidates, including
two women, the first of the female
sex to offer for State offices, Mrs.
Bessie Rogers Drake of Marlboro,
and Mrs. Martha Wailace, of Colum
For Lieutenant Governor two new
candidates entered the political arena,
E. B. Jackson, of Wagner, and Dr.
E. C. L. Adams, of Columbia.
Two candidates for Attorney
General also announced, Harold Eu
banks and D. M. Winters, both of
Columbia. For comptroller general,
T. Hagood Gooding, of Hampton,
announced and two new candidates
for Governor filed pledges, J. J.
Cantey, of Summerton, and William
Coleman, of Union.
1. S. Hutto, of Dorchester, J. J.
Mclahon, of Columbia, and W. F.
Stevenson, of Cheraw, filed their
The complete list of candidates
na compiled after the clock struck
the noon hour 'today, is as. follows:
For Govei nor: Cole L. BH'ase, J.
1. ''antey, W\m. Coleman, John T.
uncan, Geo. K. ILa ney, 'Thor.ins G.
iFmr Lieutenant Governor: E. C.
L. A'4damis, E. M. Jackson, Jan..s K.
For Congress: First Dist' et-W.
Iurner L;oig:i, L. S. Hutto and J.
Th ird dlistr'iet: S. '1. Sherard andl
"redI II. l'ominick an~d E. F. Mc
Fourth district: J. J. McSwain.
Fifth dlistrict: W. F. Stevenson.
Sixth dlistrict: W. R. Barringer,
A . H. Gasqiue, Jerome TI. Pate arid
P. HI. Stoll.
Seventh dlistrict. A. J. Betheca,
H. P. Fulmer, andl J. J1. McMahon.
Other State Otlicers
Superintendent of Education: Mrs.
Bessie Rodgers rake, .J. HI. Hope,
0. ID. Seay, C. II. Seigler, J. HI.
Swearingen, Mrs. Martha Wallace.
Adjutant General: Trhos. B. Mar
shall and R.E. Cralig.Catr
Attorney General: Harold Eu
banks, D. HI. Winter and S. M. Wolfe.
Commissioner of Agriculture, Com
nmerce and Industries: B. Harria andl
George W. Wightman.
Secretary of State: W. Banks
Dove and Jas. C. Dozier.
Comptroller General: Walter E.
Duncan and T. Hagood Goodling.
Third Circuit: Solicitor-Frank A.
McLeod andl John G. Dinkins.
Flfth'Circuit: A. F. Spigner.
Twelfth Circuit: C. W. Muldrow
and L. M. Gasque.
The big gun of the~ campaign was
fired Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock
Married last Wednesday in King
str-eo, Mr. Joe F. Broekinton and Miss.
Beulah Williais of Manning. The'
couple will make their home in King
Friends Meet A
R ISIT TO GRANDMA'S.
THE FRECKLE FACED BOY
It seems to me that every boy,
Who has a freckled face,
Possesses charm, an added joy,
And most endearinv grace.
I walk along the street, each day
-And hear the newsies call;
Unmindful of the words they say
But scs'nning each and all.
Until from out the surging crowd,
I see a childish form,
Surmounted by a head endowed
With freckled features ' Norm.
With legs of tan and arms of brown
And eyes of baby blue,
A shock of red, as if to crown
A face so frank and true.
And then those spots on cheek and
Make their resistless claim
A fortune for each tiny speck
I'd wear them without shame.
Why should ry choice take such
When, doubtless, other boys
Are just as good and clean and nice
And do not make more noise?
I know a laddie, far away,
Who's very dear to me;
his face is freckled, just that way
And he's my boy, you see.
Newport News, Va., Oct. 20, 1921.
BUYS STEEL VESSEL
Washington, June 20.-Pur'chase
by the Carolina Company of the steel
steamer "Pinellas" Irom the Shipping
Board was consummated this evening.
The news was confirmed by President
J. M. Whitsitt, of the Carolina Com
pany, who was present when the final
papers were signed.
The Pinellas, President Whitsitt,
said, is the first steamship to be
owned by the company, whose ships
have been operated under lease. She
will be renamed "Carolina," in hon
or of the first ocean-going vessel
ever huilt in the Carolinas, and also
intestimony of the fact that the
company's purpose is particularly to
develop the commerce and mer'
chant marine of the Carolinas.
It is hoped by the Carolina Com
pany that this fine steamship which
was p~urchasedl today wvill be the
beginning of a substantial fleet un
der thle same owner'ship. It is axio
mtii that,the possession of regular
andl well 'established oversea ser~v
ice from the Carolina 'ports, operated
in the interest o fthose ports by a
management which is on the spot, is
b~oundl to secure better rates for the
tradle and to increase the demand
for Carolina prodlucts andl manu
factures by direct conmunica tion with
CRAIG HOME ATTACKED
Belfast, Jutne 20.-Shots were
fired early today in the vicinity of
Stormont Castle, which was pur
chased by the Ulster government as
the official residence of Sir James
Craig, the premier, who with his
wife took up his residence there for
the first time last evening.
Offcials wvere reticent regarding
the firing, buit belief was ,expressed
in otber quarters that an' attack
on the castle was contemplated but
was frustrated by the police guards.
It dleveloped later that the attack
on the premier's hoine was more
serious than at first reported. Sev.
eral bullets struck the building
where Sir James and Lady Crai;, were
TO STEAK HERE
I have just received a telegram
stating shat a prominent speak
er from Kentucky will speak in Man
ning, June the 29th at 3:30 p. m. The
same speaker will be at Turbeville at
3:30 on the 13th. We will later an
nounce through the press just who
the speaker is to be, but the people
of Clarendon may rest assured that
these meetings will be worth attend
ing. The address will be on the Co
operative Marketing of Tobacco.
We consider the following the best
evidence that we have seen of the sue:
cess of the Burley Association:
Danville, Ky., June 10.--Group
eight' of The Kentucky Bankers' As
sociation, in sesison Friday at Crab
Orchard, endorsed the work of the
Burleyq Co-operative Marketing As
sociation and adopted the following
"That we approve the method of
co-operation known as the California
plan and extend to the ollicers and di
rectors of the Burley Co-operative
Marketing Associution our thanks for
the masterful way in which its af
fairs have been managed.
We believe in the extension of the
plan to other commodities than to
bacco, and pledge our continued sup
port and co-operation to the farmers
and tobacco growers in this district."
W. R. Gray, County A gent.
APPROVED BY PRESIl)EN''
Washington, June 20.-President
Harding tonight gave formal ap
prove to plane ( f Republican lead
ers in the Hlour" to bring the ad
ministration suisidy bill to a vote
at this sessi:n ilimediately after
the tariff' bill has been !-nt to con
ference by the House.
The Pre';ident's position was
stated in a letter to Representative
Mondell, of Wyoming, the Repub
lican l :tder, which emhoided also
detailed arguments advanced by
Mr. II rding before enactment of
the mE :sure at the present sesison.
Pubic interest will not admit of
a postponenment of decision on the
policy to the next Congress or the
approaching short session, the Pres
ident said, but adlvantatge wvill re
sult in a delay of a short time while
House members, particunlarly many
of whom are nowv away from Wash
ington, consult their constituents.
The subsidy bill, he dleclared, is
needed to get the government's ship
holdings into private hands and into
economic usage, if for nothing else,
and this question held "not to b~e
prejudiced by the ol and wvorn-out
cry against subsidy."
"It does not become us to go ont
paying shlipping tolls to the wvorldl."
the President said further, "wvhen
our righteous purposes in trade are
better promoted by serving our
selves in making our tenders in the
marts of the world."
TIhe exact time fixed for voting
on the measure, the President said
in dleclatring his agreement wvith
H-ouse leaders, is "approximately
such time as House members wvill
be called in active attendance to
send the bill to conference.
POLJITICA 1L ORGANIZA TION
Raleigh, N. C., June 20.-Repre
sentatives of sixteen standard rail
road crafts laid the foundation here
today for .labor's State-wide politi
cal organization in North Carolina
and after a four-hour dliscusslon
adjourned to meet in a general
convention to be held in September
or October when the permanent or
ganization will bo npefected.
RADIO SEARCHIJGHT MAY BE
BOON TO VESSELS AT SEA
Marconi, Wireless Wizard, Announ
ces Invention Capable of Flash
ing Guiding Beams Nearly
New York, June 20.-Senator Gug
lielmo Marconi, wonder man of wire
less, tonight announced the invention
of what might be termed a radio
searchlight, by means of which radio
waves, which can be reflected like
light waves, may be sent in a given
direction in a beam, instead of being
scattered to all points of the com
The famous Italian said he be
lieved this invention could be ulti
ized in such a manner as to rid the
sea of some of its terrors, for with
a revolving reflector, the transmit
ter would constitute a radio light
house, capable of flashing guiding
beams nearly a hundred miles.
Addressing a joint. meeting of the
Institute of Radio engineers and the
A merican Institute of Electrical En
gineers on his latest. discoveries, the
inventor said of the proposed radio
"By means of the revolving beam
of electrical radiation, it is possi
ble for ships, when within a certain
distance. to ascertain in thick weath
er, the bearing and position of the
"It seems to me that it should
be possible to design apparatus by
means of which a ship could radiate
or project a divergent beam of the
short wave rays in any desired di
ection. which rays, if coming across
a meta!lic object, such as another
steamer, would be reflected back to a
receiver on the sending ship and
thereby immediately reveal the pres
ence and hearing of the other ship in
fog or thick weather. One further
greater advantage of such an ar
rangement would be that it would be
able to give warning of the presence
and bearing of ships, even should
these ships he unprovided with iny
kind of radio."
Marconi's radio searchlight bears
little resemblance to the battleship
searchlight. It is rather a special ar
rangement of wires on towers or
masts. During his lecture Marconi
exhibited pictures of reflectors, re
sembling the weird apparatus pie
tured in imaginary tales of the cen
quest of the world by nmartians.
Through the use of these reflectors at
both ends, clear speech was exchang
ed) during experiments over a dis
tance of ninety-nine miles, between
London and Birmingham, he announ
ced, establishing a record in long (iis
tance radio transmission and recep
tion with short waves.
IIOLI FUNERA , OF ,A'l'I JUDGE
Cheraw, June 2.-The funeral of
.udge Edward Melver, who died in
)ar lingtoni yesterd:iy w nile holdint
court, was he'd in St. David's Church
! at 5 o'clock this afternoon, the Rev.
A. S. ''homas, of St. Michael's Church
Charleston, until lately rector of St.
David's co 1hietiii the services.
'Ti'e church was filled with Jt .dye
Mclv' is friends, the bars of CIisitr
field, MaIla o r; '", : D:rlington coun
ties attending in a body. There were
delegations from Dill ion, Florence
and other pla.c:-:. ': hynims were
sung by the con bined choirs of town
and the double male quartet, the hit
ter singine "(ood-Night," which
.Judge Melver helped to sing over
many a grave when he was a moember
of theQ quarmtet.
Therme wvere fority-flour honori aryv
pall bearers, prominent cit izenis of
this and oither' owns. The act ive
pallbea rers wer iiS. G. G;odlfrey, 1'. 11.
D)uvall, W. 10. Duvall, S. P. 1 uvall,
.Jr., C. K. Waddill, E. W. Dunvall, 11.
WV. Wannamaker and Wilson Me
.Judge Mel ver wvas educated in
Cheraw andl thme Uiiiversity of Mary'
Iland(, receiving the dlegree of bache
lor of laws from the latter. He was
ad~mitted to the bar in 1881, but
served ais secriet ary to Congressman
1Ilemphill befoire he took~ up the
practice of law. lie was local at
torney for both the Seaboard and
Coast, Line railroads, vice president
and di rector of the First National
Bank and director of the Bank of
Cherawv, colonel on the staff of Goy
ernor ,John Peter Richardson and
a member of the Masonic fraternity.
In 1902 and ini 190-I he was elected
to the General Assemhly without op
In 1918 he wvas elected judge of
the Fourth circuit and re-elected in
1922. Judge Mclver representeod the
highest type of a gentleman. Of'
gentle and refined manners and
most lovable characier, he was be
loved by all who kne whim. So just
and upright was he in his own dleal
ings with his fellowvmen that even
in his practice lie would not take
a case that was at all shady. His
dleath is a distinct loss to this com
munity. Among those attending the
funeral were Associate Justice Watts
and Judgen Shinn.
Disaster Likely to Follow Walkout,
RITES UNION IEADElRS
Declares There Is No Ground For the
"Fierce Asault" on Board
Chicago, June 20.-Disaster for
the striking railway unions and un
fortunate results for their member
ship was predicted to follow' the
threatened walkout on which a strike
vote is now being taken by nine rail
road organizations, in a letter from
Ben W. Iiocper, chairman of the rail
road labor board, to the union leaders
Answering a letter from the union
chiefs which declhred the executives
would authorize a strike if the em
ployes demanded it, Chairman IHoop
er made categorical reply to the
'fierce assaults" on the board for
which he declared there was no
"With the degree of friendly inter
est that I feel in these organizations
and with the recognition I accord to
their great service to the member
ship, I am hopeful that they will not
adopt a course that will surely prove
hisastrons to organizations and un
fortunate to the men composing them,'
wrote Mir. Hlooper.
"It. is regrettable that such a
step is contemplated at a time when
the country is .iust entering upon
an era of more stable industrial
conditions, and that gives promise
l of an enlarged degree of prosperity
to railway employes."
Although (hairman Ilooper said
in the letter which was addressed
to B. M. Jewell, president of the
railway employes' department of the
American Federation of Labor, thait
he felt no reply was reqtuired to the
unions' strike avowal, he expressed
''It willingness to go beyond the
strict limits of my oflicial authority
in the imterest of railway peace."
HIe said he felt it his duty to reely
because the threatened strike, "ceon
tains such possibilities of less and
detriment" to the strikers. The
chairman added that a strike vote
should not he taken on any misun
derstanding of the action or atti
tude of the hoard, buit declared the
union chief's letter maniifr'sted ''t
strikingly distorted conception of
what the hoard has done and why it
SIX TOlURISTS KILLE) IN AUTO
Macon, Ga., .June 20.-Siv tourists
riding in an automobile from Fort.
Lauderdale, Florida, to Nic(holasvilI'.,
Ky., were killed here at 1 o'clock this
afternoon, when a Central of Georgia
)itssenger train crashed into the ve
Mirs. Lovenia Cox, the only one
in the party who was not intltantly
killed, told oflicers just. b tore she"
died that. her httsband is lIowaid Cox,
:hent she sail Was a priniter inl
Moundsville, Wei t Va. The others
have not. been ide'ntified.
I.etters in tlit possession of the
Viet imi were .N(;ressed to Mrs. (ox,
. ovenit Ta 'r, I.. A. Taylor
'.1 . i ' ylor.
N. A. Powers, fJr., whit overates
:a li0tle store at. the seen, of :h ea -
ch-lett, and who was the first ' -:ach
t ic n, ;eeked automobile, v. " \lIrS
I. ttia (Cox gave him "'.' ic llowingi
tiameiis of the victims, aill bein'' from
\ic'lhi-vill-, Kentucky: T ' htdl
.1. 1' Tl'ylor, .lira. J. 1'. Telv
' war. 'ox, infant a ghtv t'
a sot of J.. 1 aye'r, and
I n untidtltifiedt b)ody of :: -mo bte
ttievted to be' a ,nember 'f th- T -;lor
Ifamiel. .lr's. ('ox staidl ler r< ' , dlied
hat 'it' was the daughe r t '. P'
T1here wverte thtree meitn in t he
partty, two wtomten andie a little' t hyb
adthe trtain, whicht was behtind
sonuthtwarid fromt At lantta. The cr'ash
occurredh a t the cross5inig ait Lora ne,
twelve iles from this cityv.
(Columi~iai, .Iune 20.-.lames \aer
Caripeter, .Jtr., 5 yeats old, wasit
drtow ned at a fUmmer r''eort gr'oiunds
child strtayced frtom the ctustod'; of' his
myeatr-ohel sistetr into water a fewv feet
frim nti a o at ading. Tlhe body was
r'ecoerted. intferment will he at'llIamto
let, N. C. A Sunday school pitenie
was bintg hldt when the accident 0'
7',' IN('IIES Oi1 ICAIN
Floencette, .lunte 20.--Near ly steven
atnd one-hal it'inches of r'ain Iims fatb
len her'e ini the twenty-ft'our-htourt
per'iodt, begitnnitng with the heavy ritin
Sun day ttight. antd tnin - 'wit' Ithe (
dlownpour inlst night. Accotrdintg to
1 tt' offic'iatl mealsur'teent. oCf t' go''
niight. was four and onte-sixteenthI in
ehes, while ont Sutnday night ift wa
three atnd it quarter' incwhes. St reets
werte flooded last niighit itntd about 200
telephones Put out oCf 'ommtiisison.
Roads itnd bridges thi'oughout the
county were batdly damagede, somec of
the bridges being swept awaty. Many
fieldIs were still uinder water at. a late
hourt today. Crops have sufferedl ma
ter'ially from the heavy rains.
The 13. Y. P. U's. enjoyed a lovely
box party Friday night at the home
of Mt's. F. 0. Richarclson