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THE PIChES SsrTnPc
e stablished 1871-- V6lum 47 PICKINS. S. C., FEBlUAltY 28, 1918
* WILL WIN
Amerloa's Greatest Cereal Crop
is Now Moving to
MAINSTAY IN NATION'S CRISIS.
Surplus Wheat of the United States
Has Been Sent to Famine Threat.
America's great corn crop, exceed
ing 3,000,000,000 bushels, will save the
world's food situation, officials of the
United States food adniinistration be
Corn Is the nution's best food cereal,
housewives are beginning to realize.
It contalins all the elements needed to
kee) the body in a state of health and
when used according to the scores of
tried reelpes, especilly whet coin
bined with an added portion of oil or
* fat, will sustain life indefinitely. In
dian warriors in colonial (lays lived on
parched corn alone for inany days at a
time, 4ind at Valley Forge parched
corn was at tihnes the sole ration of
the Continental soldiers.
Owing to transportation difliculties
caused by tle war thie corn crop moved
,more slowly to muarket this year than I
hever before. Now, however, the cereal
is reaching the nillers and consuiners.
In the ienntlino the nation's surplus
wheat has been sent to Europe.
Today there are approximately 30
bushels of eorn for every Amnerlean.
This quantity is greater by live hush
els thai in former years.
Corn hasi.becoine the nation's iain
stay in the crisis of war.
Just as this vereal saived the fIrst
AAmerlean colonists from faimine on
nany occaslons, just as it served as a
tacle food during tle W4r of the Rev
lution mind during the Civil War, King
Corn lias again comne to the front in
the nation's lat tle with autocracy.
Corn IuoIal is tidiig greatly increas
ed use in the imaldug of ordinary white
bread. litol reds (of housewives and
nauy of the hirger lakers are inlaing
20 per cent. orn meal with wheat
flour to mnake leavened bread. This
kind of a mixture is worked and baked
In the same recilpes and with the saine
niethods that apply to straight wheat
Corn bread-- -using corn meal entire
ly- is gailtilig a greater populalrity
than ever before. Hlousewrives tre
coining to ialize 1hat every pound of
wheat saved in Amnerlec ineans a pound
of wIheaIt released for. shipmient to tihe
nations wit whhic Aierlea is associ
ated in tie war.
TIlhere 1r ap t secoire of Loin pr-od netsa
tha/dly pssess litinI lporltnce
for ACorneealI. rii sy 'li for sweet.
ennCcg c1r cs 1nd bIuckwheIt eiks
mw-. and for use in IIe Itchen istedil it
'grnulat1ed sugar is one of the leadcling
produets iale fr'in corn.
Corn1 (1li, i-X illent1 Allr fryling and1. for
every lhir pIurose illed by sall o's.
is appaing~iiic on thce inarike't inc large
quanit ille. It coinecs frotn the gerii 0of
UIRCULATED IN CANADA
Ca~inada is ailso hav1ing trouble wn iih
Miade-in-( eriiany lies enl culat ed to
hinder (Ciana1diianc food ccionervationi aic
cordling to ani citl~iliaert re11n
'ved frocin the ('aniadcanc fcood con
- 'rolle bc-Iy thIe Un ited Rttes5 focod ad-1
Th'le st ores bothiconug Canada are131ci
of the Sinie geinra lm charaiter- as thousc
the T'nlted Staibos food adinincistra
tor rcen-cocc I- eiciiuie ini this counii
try, suchl as thIe rid leuloys sailt acnil
blumelig fitnci ne fakes aind the relicort
-that the govermnment would seize
0 housewives' stocks of home cannced
'The Ctanadian food controller est I
mates that when the peopleO listen to
aind pass oni such stories, each omne
has the ipower' of (lestruict ion that lies
in a ballallion of soldiers.
"Stor'ies without even a vestige of
foundation have bceeni scattered biroadi
ast, said the Caniadlan statinenct.
Pj/Nor have they conie to life casualhly.
They have statrted simultaneously ini
dIfferent partsa of the 'ountrty tand in
eachi instance have been calculated to
"They tare ini~ioukas, Rutileo, perist
ent. Bit by bit they dissipate public
trust, the great easential in thme workI
* "It lies with every iudividual to for
beair fr'om cr1Iitlinm; to refraini fr-om
passinig on thei vii tran t and( li hamful
story, andci thui s the dmr effectively
to co-operalto in wiork which is going
to meanil luno thani the majority of
people yet realize."
Se' TIh e Smlllil fl(1Yh'rju liti il
Ben F. Parsons Dead
Ben F. Parsons died at his home on
Buncombe street in Greenville last Wed
nesday night, February 20th, from as
phyxiation. About three or four weeks
ago Mr. Parsons was overcome by gas
while in his bathroom and rendered un
conscious. lie remained in a semi-con
scious state from that time until his
Mr. Parsons was a resident of Pickens
until he moved to Greenville about two
months ago and he was one of our best
known citizens. lie moved here from
Liberty in 1900 and entered the store of
Heath-Bruce-Morrow Co., remaining
there until some three years ago, when
he entered business for himself. lie
was about sixty years old and a member'
of the Baptist church and took a great
interest in religious affairs. He was
thrice married. His last wife, who was
Miss Sarah Bramlett of Greenville be
fore marriage, and the following chil
dren survive him: Mrs. 11. T. Keenan,
Liberty; Mrs. A. P. Lawrence, Gaines
ville, Ga.; C. R. Parsons, Flowery
Branch, Ga.; 1". F. Parsons, Zephy'rs
ville, Fla.; Marshall Parsons, Birming
ham, Ala.; M iss lIuth and Master Ralph
Parsons of Greenville. He is also sur
vived by the following named brothers
aind sisteis: W. S and .J. E. Parsons,
Liberty; Mrs. B. l1urton, Canon, Ga.;
Mrs. J. Willis of Picl;ens -
Mr. Parsons was a kind and dutiful
husband and father and good neighbor
and many are thle friends who mouni
Funeral services were held in the
l'ickens Methedist clumch Friday inWn
ing and conducted by 1%ev. A. I-,. I olIler
and Rev. D. M. lIamsay of Greenville,
Rev. E. T. lludges of Pickens and 1).
J. Fanit of Atlanta, and intermtnt took
place in the P'icket cvmetery.
MR. DAVID HENDRICKS DEAD.
After a long and wearisome ill
tess, during most of the time being
entirely helpless, Mr. David Hen
:ricks, an aged Confederate veteran
lied at the home of his son, Mr. J.
iucien iendricks, in Easley, on the
iight of the 15th instant. Age 83
years, two months and one day. His
body was laid to rest in the Hen
Iricks family burial ground, ten
miles north of the city, on Sunday
Mr. Hendricks was twice married.
Ile is survived by his last wife and
four -children by the first marriage,
as follows. J. Lucien, Jinar Howard,
David, Jr., und Tempie Baswell Hen
Mr. Hendricks was a native of
this county but was residing in Flor
ida at the beginning of the Confed
erate war. He volunteered in 1861
in the 4th Florida Regiment. His
captain was Joe Langford. lie serv
ed in Florida in 1861, in 1862 he
was with his command in Tennessee
aind in 1863 he was at Jackson, Miss.
and Memphis, Tenn., where he was
severely wounded in the battle of
Missionary Ridge. After the war he
vame back to Pickens county and
resided for a number of years in the
('ross Roads section.
lie was a hmrd working, honest
man and besides his relatives leaves
many friends to mourn his death.
llis son, .1. Lucien Hendricks has
faithfully nursed him and cared for
him for many months. His aged wid
ow is now seriously ill at. ir. J1. L.
IN MEMORY OF MRS. HATTIE
On Jainuary 20th the de th angel
risited the home of Mr. Bluford
Abererombie of Salem and claimed
is it's victim hi.s lov'ing wife. The
news of her (leath wvill bring sadnmess
to all of hem- friends both in Pickens
and Oconee. She was a member of
lall Creek Blaptist church and a true
i'hristian. "o or mny years she had
been in declining health. Several
doctors treated her, but all that they
and m her loved ones could (10 was of
no av'ail. Patiently she bore heri suf'
fering until the end. ,Just to know
her was to love her. She was alwvays
engaged in the wvork of her- dlear
Master, and we believe she has gone
to her home, which her Fathier had
priepared for her-, wvhere no pamin nor
dread diseases ever enter.
Besides a husband, two sons, fath
er, three brot her's and one sister,
she leaves a host of other relatives
and friends to mourn her- death.
F"uneral services were conductedl
the day following her (death, by her'
pastor, Rev. B. C. Atkinson, and her
body was laid to rest in Fall Creek
cemetery, there to remain until God
calls it forth.
She has gone to rest,
Cr'owned and glorified and blessed
She is numbemred wvith the angels
WVith the angels bright and fair-,
WVe can almost see her heckoning
To that glorious home over ther'e.
And we hope again to meet her
Wh~en the day of life is led,
Then in heavenm with joy to greet her
Where no farewell tear' is shed.
We loved her', yes, we loved her,
But ,Jesus loved ber more
And lie called her- home to glory
There to be forever more.
Card of Thanks
l'dit(or Sentinel : Please publish in thme
columns of your valuable paper(' our'
thanks to our dear friends, irelatives anid
ne ighbors, and al soi to the colored I'ec
pile for their uintiing kindness, love aind
faith ful ness in thle sick ness and deathI
of' our dear husbland~ and( f'ather. Mlav
God's riche s! t bhsiings be with each in'e
PICKENS UNION MEETING.
The union meeting of the Pick
ens Association will be .held with
Nine Forks Baptist church Saturday
and Sunday, the 80th and 81st day
of March, 1918.
10:00 A. M.-Song and devotion
al service for 30 minutes, conducted
by Rev. J. E. Foster, and this sub
jeet will be considered: "How can
the spiritual life and -piety .of our
church members be deepened? Or
10:30 A. M.--"The duty of Bap
tists in the present world crisis."
Opened by Rev. B. 0. Field and J.
T. Taylor, 20 minutes each, then
1:30 to 2:30.-Prayer, song and
2:30 to 4:00.--The new duties of
the layman to the church. Opened
by Rev. W. E. Nelson and Sam 1.
Craig, 20 minutes each, then gener
9:30 A. M.-Devotional service
led by J. Connelly, when this subject
will be considered. "Stewardship."
9:50 to 10.30.--Song service by
the Dacusville. singing convention.
10:30 to 11:15.-Christian Patri
otisni. Dr. 0. 0. Fletcher.
11:15 to 11:30.-Song service.
11:30.--After the war-What?
Dr. ). M. Rainsay.
1 :30 to 2:00.---Song service.
2:00 to 2.80.-- Woman's work op
vied by Rev. 13. G. Field, then genl
v ral1 discus,4ion.
2:30 to 3:1 5.---Christian Litera
ture. Dr. Z. T. Cody. The remainder
of the afternoon will be devoted to
The Dacus'ville township siniging
convention is asked to be present
both days and take charge of the
music. We urge each church in the
association to elect delegates and
such as will attend this meeting both
We want to revive interest in all
our denominational work especially
the union meeting. Therefore we
beg that our people lay aside their
business interests for one or two
days and let us serve the Lord.
Many soldier boys were seen in
Pickens last week. We are always
glad to have them with us.
By an American Soldie
When the Lusitania w.
Guy Empey decided tha
wait for his country to de
he sailed without orders
and enlisted as a Canadit
He recounts this incid
THE TOP" in less thar
words. In a few thousal
he completes his experien
-and after that he is ii
the greater part of the e
* before he was invalided
"Front Line Trenches."
"OVER THE TOP" is
by one of the America1
went to France, has bec
batant and has seen long
Sergeant Empey tells'a
means and feels like:
to be wounded seven tim
to live for a year and a
and rats and shells;
to be covered with "cool
to get rid of them;
to go "over the top" in a
to grasp for your gas
second's delay mean'i
to capture a Prussian;
to get tangled up in ba
to lie for thirty-six hot
For a year and a half,
saw more actual hIng
gbout the~ w pr. jIls e
touch oflhumor o
We take pleasure in anno
and that it will appear ik
IN THIS NEW,
S PICKENS CHAPTER
RED CROSS NOTES
.Mrs.- G. R. Hendricks has just re
turned from Easley, where a most
enthusiastic class of twenty-seen
busy women. completed the course in
mueica''diessings. A box of 000 ar
icles for use in operating rooms,
etc., is the result of their labor.
afuclk cedit is due the class, aill of S
Arhom made many sacrifices to take
.his course. The corps of senool
teachers and mothers with numer
>us home duties were all only too
clad to do something for suffering
iumanity and our boys "over there."
The Griffin section of our county
:ontinues to show its interest in the
zreat work, and Mr. Sheriff Bron,
:hairman of membership committee,
is adding many names daily to his
A most acceptable gift to the Red
Cross rooms at present would be a
load of wood. While the women are
busy at work a cheerful fire would t
be m1ost encouraging.
The following letter shows how
mucli the work of the ted (Cross is
U. S. S. New Orleans, 13
Cai-e 'ostmaster, New York City.
February 1s, 1918.
Pe'retary Re'l Cross Chapter,
P'ickenis, S. C.: 1
.ly Dear tadam
I had s'veral pleasant surprises
awaiting me on our arrival in the I
"States," but none more pleasant. I
than the one from the Pickens Red
I wish to extend to you, the Chap
tei and particularly the ladies who
so kindly thought of me., my sincere
thanks for the useful articles re
Wishing you great success in the
great work you are doing for thei
boys and assuring you of our (1
speak for all) appreciation, I am,
Very sincerely yours,
Arthur R. Allen.
Dick Richey, a motor truck driver
with the army and stationed at Pe
tersburg, Va., visited his mother in
Anderson county last week. They
also visited relatives in Piekens
while Dick was here.
vorking a few yards away;
"No Man's Land."
Land"this American soldier
respondent who has written
brilling, and lightened by a
.ey ar6 True.
ghts to thisaremarkable story
THE WADE HAMPTOWt BED.
The United Daughters of. the Con
federacy have been busily. enaged
in war relief work ever since the
great conflict began, and as one re
sult of their efforts beds are now
being established in the American
Military Uospital No. I in Fracie.
One has already been endowed-.by
the general organization and the
brass plate over the bed bears this
I inscription: "The United Daughters
of the Confecteracy-A Tribute of
Honor and Devotion to Jefferson
Various states are endowing these
beds at a cost of $600 per year and
South Carolina's bed is named in
honor of her own favorite son, Wade
Hampton. It is hoped that by Easter
Day an entire ward--ten beds--will
be in operation.
Any one who feels he would like
to have a part in this great work
can send contribution to the, preii
(lent of Pickens Chapter, and all U. H
D. C. are asked to send in their con
tributions at once.
DEATH OF MR. TYRE L. NORRIS.
Mr. Tyre L. Norris (lied at his
home near Liberty on Wednesday,
Feb. 13, about 1 o clock P. M., after
an illness of one week. He was born
in the upper part of Pickens county
on January 17, 1846, and wias 72
years of age. He was a son of
Thomas and Eliazabeth Mann-Nor
ris. He was reared in Anderson
county. He married Miss Frances
Kelley and to this union were born
six children, four of whoi survive
Mr. Norris was a Confederate sol
dier during the last two years of the
war. lie was a member of the Liber
ty Baptist church and was liked by
all who knew him. The funeral took
place at Smith. Grove on Thursday
at 3 P. M., conducted by Rev. John
(C. Bailey and lie was laid to rest by
the side of his wife.
Powell Fuel Co. has a contract for
removal of all stable manure from
Camp Jackson including Remount
Depot. There are at present a pprox
imately ten thousand head of horses
and mules at the Camp. The chance
to get this manure offers the farm
ers 'of the State a chance to buy a
very efficient fertilizer at a low
e Who Went
is sunk Arthur
t he could not
ent in "OVER
Id more words
ces in England
1 France -for
home, in the
the first story
~n a real com
service in the
Nhat it actually
half with mud -
:ies" and never t e (
delmet when a
rb-wire with that machine gun i
tra wounded and unconscious in
until he fell wounded in "No Man's
and real warfare than any war cor
eriences are gdim, Iyut they are t
las the Soldiers Three. And th
Imeingh that we have secured serial ri;
SPA PER It I8 the
W. T Griffin invery sick with mumps..
The Sez-tinel has received a letter
remXorn, but as we do not know
vho wrote it we eannot publish it
The political pot is beginning to
immer in Pickens county. Look out
or big times this summer. Let the
cople rule !
Ehwin Earle and- Boone Carey are
ble to be on the streets again after
eing confined indoors several month.,
n account of siekness.
The preaching hour has been
hanged at Cedar Rock from 11:04."
L. M., on the first Sunday to 2:30
. M., of the same day.
Marvin Hutchins, formerly'of Pickens.
lut who for some time has been emn
iloyed by an electrical company inl Mil
vaukee, has accepted a position with
he Auto Repair Co. of Liberty.
A branch of the Red Cross will be or
:anized at Mount. Carmel church next
,unday, March 3, just after preaching
ervice. Everybody in the community.
oth ladies and gentlemen. urged to be
'T'he first issue of The Eagle, the
sonthly piper published by pupils of
he Pickens high school, was issued this
veek -and is a highly creditable paper
nd very interesting. Every home in
ickens- should have a copy.
San B. Craig. county fld adiniiu
rator, statew that the people of the
ounty generally sire reporting to him
he amount of floor they have on hand
n very sat isfactoly manner. Ie wants
those who have made no report to please
report this weelk. -
Rev. IT. H. Williams, who has been
pastor of the First. Haptist church at
Easley for several years, has accepted
the peAtorate of the First and Second
Baptist churehea at Liberty anl wili
move to Liberty. - He is a splendid
preacher and-good nan.
Major Welbcmn, son of M r. and Mrs.
.1. M. Welhorn of near Pickens, Is on a
month's visit to bio parents. le is an
electrkal eagineer and now at Nogales.
Ari-ona: On his way here lie stopped,
sit Ca.mp .lackson, Columbia, to see h.ie
brothers, W. Frank- and Charlie Wel
born, who are in, the army.
Ila) Hlio I, who t~ught the Montval.
schoo) the past two iearr, left last week
for Columbia to join the army. Ial is
about the best min Preacher liiott has.,
(much better than his brother Gary who
rama The Sentinel) find we lope he will
ainhe as goed a no'dier of his count ry as
his <ktddy is a sold'er of the Cross.
W . ('. Iall arrivi d in 1'icLi s - atu --
(say froi Wilmint? ton, N. C.. ti joiin his
wiie at ile home iof-o .1. I 0. 'Iloipson.
lie was accoipaied by 1 Mr. IJeuiat,
also of thfiat city, makinig t IL- trip by
nuttomuh-i', routering had wea1ter
and riugh ronds. 'Jr. IHall will prha
bly N eate in r ;,-ville inmd enmgtt(age in)
I adies lhutld be much intet< '.til ill
l%il'vrs imnrt of (he l'iches Ili 1ig
w. this w I-iek. a <li'h.ratil Ilauty
f 4(rialiu.t w:!l Ibe at't1his poj uilar drutg
Ii ';cire of theuir i ''mpjh-.ion amth gener
if healthf ad th. ii is IA' clmrge for the
tat ion fto vsit fthe stoe. tand the bea'~ut v
-Ie'i:hi.t wihl al at. h< inn- only by aI'
'" ker t he Topl. '' fth ~e b w~hih Thle
is '1 i m-ost. pr.p:ular In ok~ in thisn uiuntry
tridat. If wa s wr'itten byv an Amer ien'n
n1. Ii wvas in theIn r.i:al i'ghtiing in h''.urope.
at m a tirue a tiount ofC what1 hi. sayw
alit wen t lthre. If will ipoe~i ofi miith
Ii t rsft tl n. )iyeriatly thooe wi ho have
wa s, brol ter , sweefthearts or frie'nds
in Ihe army'. Ih-' sure' to read it all,
bein~in iig ith(I t he firsf chapter, which
w'ill he' publ Iishe'd soon, probal y next
liiley* Su1therland, a respiectedl colored
'itizeni, died att hist home in the edge~i of'
1h'Yt. ns oh Sund.y atfternoon, h'-'ira rv
'.ithI, :after: an ;ihness of' several mtonths
(ohtore(d ('hurcihes' inif ti sein . A t t hi'
time he wvas takent s~iek lie wats aIso em.i
ployed by the Pieken s I ail rbail Co. ft
workt' airoundlf ithdpit h re atnd catrry
thie mail f'rorin the de'pot to postoficeh'.
lHe wats i8 years5 of aigt andi is surv'i ved
by his econd wife aund oin ihibil. f'une~ral
sterv ice w e b:e!d att Serenn'i~ Monday
The:' foloin rej. sidetIs oif New Yo irk
(Citv. v-oounteeirs in the In i ted Stat es
ervic an3 st- t$.Mine at Cami))p Wadls
wort-fh, visited at th iIiatwat ha hotel
flast Snaturdary andi Sunday: I ieu tenant
lUandlolph IHigeliiw, Capi~t. ( )liver [Pfaff,
Tra. n-om', Serigt . Geio lI. I)celateo,
'a pt. (Cha -. 1). libringitrt. These gen
Ile men are memberhes of the 10Gtth Itegi.
amen?. hand, formerly the nioted 23d N.
Y. I tegiment1 f which has becen consoli
daited in the I100ith. They birough t soime
of their instruments along and discoursed
delightf f'ul mnusiic at. the IIiiawatfha end
assisted in the (hir at the Methodist
c'hurtch oni Sunday t'o thI gr-eat pieatsiir
to say t hey or' i It h'rs from (lie cam o)I lii
always weliomeo vi. tors. before"om