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Of Pickens County
Established 1871-Volume 47 1ICKE NS. S. C., APIllL 18, 1918 Number 50
County Oratorical Contest
At the county oratorical contest for
the primary and intermediates grades,
held at Pickens April 12, the following
schools were represented. Below is a
list of the speakers with their subjects.
The figures before the names designate
the relative places, as decided by the
PRIMARY DEPARTMENT FOR THE. GIRLS.
1. Liberty: Annie Laurie Bush,
2. Pickens: Vivian Smith. "Con
3. Crosswell: Varina Garrison, "The
Mica: Nathilee Jones, "The Flag."
Six Mile: Tama Tompkins, "The
PRIMARY DEPARTMENT FOR THE BOYS.
1. Easley: James Myers, "Little
2. Roanoke: Billie Bowen, "A Boy
and His Stomach."
3. Calhoun: Sam Earle, "A Boy."
Peters' Creek: Norman Dacus,
"Come Along, Boys."
Mile Creek: Thomas Nix, "A Boy's
INTERMEDIATE DEPARTMENT FOR TIE
1. Calhoun: Evelyn Daniel, "The
2. Pickens: Sara Ada Keith, "A
3. Six Mile: Ressie Dillard, "Little
Orphan Annie's Graphic Tale of the
Oolenoy: Lucile Sutherland: "A
Mother of a Soldier."
Easley: Mae Sellers: "The Raggedy
1NTERMEDIATE DEPARTMENT FOR Till:
1. Calhoun: Ben Martin, "Wash
2. Easley: Earle Russell, "Going
Back Down to Granddaddy's."
3. Gates: LeRoy Griflin, "Horrors
Ambler: henry )ay, "Home and
Roanoke: Otis O'Dell, "The Second
The Pickens Camp W. O. W. partici
pated in the unveiling of a monument
at Peters' Creek last Sunday to Sover
eign Tillman E. Hendricks, son of
Minor Hendricks, of Marietta, S. C.
The camp at Peters' Creek being a new
one, the Pickens camp purchased the
monument and conducted the unveiling
the same as if Mr. Hendricks had been
a member of this camp. Quite a num
ber of Woodmen from other camps as
well as from Pickens were present.
Lawyer Elbert Finley was master of
: ceremonies and made the unveiling ad
dress. A large crowd witnessed the
Mrs. J. T. Chastain Dead
Mrs. Nancy Ann Chastain, wife of J.
TI. Chastain, died at the home of her
-husband near the Pickens mill on last
Saturday night. She was a sufferer for
many years with stomach trouble, but
at the time of her demise was appar
ently as woll as usual, eating supper
and remaing up until after her usual
bed-time. After retiring she complain
-ed of a smothering sensation, and get
ting up for relief, soon expired.
Mrs. Chastain was the daughter of
.J. M. Galloway of the French Broad
section of Transylvania county, North
Carolina, and was first married to a Mr.
Jarrett to which union five children
were born, four of whom are living.
About 30 years ago she was married to
Jodie.T. Chastain and to this union three
children were born, all living.
She was a good Christian woman, a
good neighbor, a sympathizing friend,
a loving mother and a kind wife. She
will be greatly missed in the home and
comnmunity. Mrs. Chastain was about
68 years old and a member for many
years of Holly Springs Baptist church.
The interment took place at the cem
etery in Pickens on Sunday afternoon,
tbe funeral services being conducted by
Rev. E. T. Hodges, the obsequies being
witnessed by a large concourse of rela
tives, friends and neighbors, drawn to.
gether to pay their last tribute of love
and respect to a good woman.
The sympathy of many friends is ex
tended the stricken husband and chil
dren in this their hour of sorrow.
Refreshments at Cedar Rock
The Boy Scoujts will serve ice crean
and other refreshments 'at Cadar Roeli
school house on Saturday night, Apri
20th. Mdusic by local string band. The
public cordially invited. No admission.
Mrs. Eliza Miles Dead
Mrs. Eliza M. Miles, a venerable an
beloved lady, the widow of the late Di
F. A. Miles, died at the home of he
niece, Mrs. T. J. Mauldin, in Pickem
last Sunday night. This sad announce
ment will cause sorrow to a host c
relati' and friends.
The ceased was widely known i:
Greenville, and at Caesar's Head, wher
for a generation' she and her husban
conducted this famous hotel, and wher
every summer afterward she spenL 's
season. It was her husband who gay
the Cesar's Head property to Furmai
University, for Dr. Miles, like Mrs
Miles, was a devoted member of the
First Baptist church of Greenville.
Before her marriage Mrs. Miles wa
Miss Eliza Hugood. She was born am
reared a few miles above Pickens. A
the time of her death she was eighty
two years of age. She and her hus
band owned and operated the Cmnsar'
Head Hotel from about 1872 until some
fifteen years ago, when age and declin
ing health caused them to give up th
management of this famous hostelry.
For many years Mrs. Miles was
resident of Greenville, living on Bun
combo street. Some days ago she cam
to Pickens to visit relatives and to at
tend the Liberty Loan celebration, an<
was stricken- with pneumonia while a
the home of her niece, Mrs. T. J
Mauldin, and there she died.
The funeral took place in Greenvill
Mrs. Miles is survived by one brother
John Hagood, several nephews an
nieces, among them being Mesdames J
McD. Bruce and T. J. Mauldin, o1
Pickens, and her nephews, Messrs. W.
M. Iagood, of Easley, and B. A.
Iagood. of Charleston.
This bclovcd Christian lady was lick
in high esteem by the many who knew
her because ol her Christian character
and deep devotion to her friends.
Truly a remarkable and good Christiar
woman has gone to her just reward.
Death at Peters' Creek
Mr. Editor:-The election of trustee;
for Peters' Creek school passed ofi
quietly. The board is composed of the
following gentlemen: Rev. J. E. Fos
ter, Thomas S. Sammons and J. M.
Looper. These are all worthy gentle
men and we feel sure that the school
will progress under their care.
L. E. Morgan of Camp Sevier, Green.
ville, was called home by telegram on
Thursday, the 4th of April, on account
of the sudden death of his mother, Mrs.
W. P. Morgan. He being her only
child it was sad indeed to find his dear
mother cold in death. Mrs. Morgan is
survived by her husband, W. P. Mor
gan, who is G0 years of age, and one
son, 1. E. Morgan, who is with the
colors. Mrs. Morgan was reared ir
Transylvania county, North CaXrolina,
and was a Wilson before her mar
riage. She was buried the day follow
ing at Mt. Tabor church, the Re:. .J. E.
Foster conducting the funeral services.
Truly a good wvoman has gone tr hei
Henry Gaines of Clemson colleg<
visited his parents here last week, Mr.
and Mrs. R. G. Gaines.
Postmaster C. G. Rowland recentl'
received a medal from the Southeri
Railway which wvas given him for hi.
loyal service for 28 years.
Carl Morgan of Seneca was in towi
one day last week on business.
Rev. Eugene Pendleton filled hi:
regular appointment at the First Bap
tist church here Sunday night.
A company of Clemson boys came t<
Central on a hike one day Inst week.
There was a rousing Liberty Bon<
meeting at the high school here las
Thursday night. Dr. Daniels of Clem~
son College, and Lawyer Price of Green
ville were the sp)eakers for the evening
F. B. Morgan has recently purchase<
the old Brown lot on West Main Stree
and will erect a modern bungalo on it i
the near future.
if any one in this section has passe
a gold coin for a silver coin througn
mistake, E. L. Henderson of Centri
Mercantile Co., might be able to giv~
some information about it.
If you want to reach the people
Pickens county advertise in The Sent
nel-it brings results.
E. L. Henderson boasts that he ca
sell any piece of real estate in Pickei
county-if it is priced right.
J. T. Long of Anderson county, w:
here last week on business.
F. B. Morgan and Elbert Browvn we
in Pickens last Monday on business.
Mr. J. C. Cook's sisler from Norri
Ivisited him last Sunday.
.F. Van Clayton and two of the M iss
Morris were Central visitors Sundlay.
Wil Th America]
. Chas. A. Whittle, Editorial Manager
The farmer can win this war.
Only by famine does the Kaiser hope
to conquer-famine by force of the sub
marine. If the submarine brings Eng
land and France to their knees, beg
ging bread in the humiliation of de
feat, the Kaiser will then turn upon
the United States.
England and France can be savedI
Wfron famine by the farmers of thei
United .States and Canada in spite of
the submarine, if they will. The sub
marine will sink food that England
and France so sorely needs but the
submarine can not sink enough to
starve our allies, if the farmer of the
United States will raise maximum
crops, raise every pound and save ev
ery pound of foods he possibly can.
It's a fight, therefore, between the
farmer of the United States on the
one hand and the gaunt wolf of the
Kaiser, famine, on the other hand.
If the American .farmer can raise|
enough to allow for th submarine
toll and enough more food to place
"over there" to feed those who are
fighting, then victory is ours.
But it's a narrow margin. The
whole aorld is on the verge of star
vation. if even a normal cron is pro
duced in this country it is not going
to aford enough to feed everybody
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d,: eSentinel a aypphrci
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g in the South
Farm Service Bureau, Atlanta, Ga.
dependent upon this country, a full
ration. At best there is going to be
lack. The American farmer must
awaken to a serious realization that
this is no small task, in fact, it is
only a fighting chance.
If the American farmer will only
realize this, then he must recognize
that every blow he makes must count
for the utmost. Maximum yields
must be striven for as never before.
This is no time to leave anything
unemphasized that. will count for
greater yields. Efficiency must oper
ate with every act on the farm from
breaking the soil deeply to garnering
the crops with a saving hand.
''horougli preparation of the seed
bed may be accomplished with less
labor than is customary, by the use
of labor saving farm machinery.
Liberal and rational applications of
plant food should be made this year.
Far'ners who never used commer
cial fertilizers before should certain
ly do so now for the nation's sake.
The same modern, labor saving
farm machinery that will enable a
farm hand to plow two rows while
l)lowing one heretofore-and plow
them better-must be made use of.
It's a hard fight all spring, summer
and fall for the American farmer.
Will he win?
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Progressive Pickens Mill Village
Pickens Mill observed the first week
in April as clean-up week. The whole
community joined in this clean-up cam
paign and greatly improved the ap
pearance of the village. The week
of hard work culminated in a commu
nity gathering on Friday night, April
5, in the school auditorium. Exercises
were given by the school children on
the theme "Community Sanitation and
Health," after which we were led in
prayer by Rev. Ben Fields, pastor of
the Pickens Mill church.
The following prizes were given on
each street: One dollar for the cleanest
yard, fifty cents for the 'second clean
est and fifty cents for the largest trash
pile. This, however, was not the real
The judges had a hard time deciding
whose yards were the cleanest and who
had the biggest trash pile. The follow
ing list was finally submitted and the
prizes were awarded by Supt. Clayton,
who made an excellent talk and greatly
encouraged the children:
Cleanest Yards--Winnie and Ruth
Clark, Stella Parker, Myra Reece, Ola
Ncbles,$ Roy Green. Mae Brazeale,
Gladys Lafoy, Ilarron Rampey, Cleone
.1ewell, Pearle Medlin, Mvirs. Robert
Ch il en atm.
Second Cleanest Yards--- Mrs. Gal
brath, Guy and Vernon Hudson, Frank
Gilliland, Mrs. Owie Powell, Gertrude
Barrett, Croffordl McNeely, Lois Stew
art, Lois Hughes, Eula and Beulah
Powell, Margaret Oliver, Leander
Trash Piles- Myra and Leona Hlol
cornbe, Ilamer Aiken, Frank Cilland,
Frank Parker, Coleman Uarrett, Cedric
McCall, Aleck Swaynghame, Frank
Hlol(ler, .J. B. Holland, Jr.
Then last but not least, a most excel
lent address was delived by James P.
Music wat:; rendered by the Pickens
Pickens Mill School Honor Roll
First Grade- I)ee Lafoy, Loe Pace,
Ansel Ellison, .1. C. Gantt, Bernard
Holder, Lois Stewart, Paul Medlin,
Obie Medlin, Roy Green, Theo. Pace,
Inez Pace, Beulah Powell, Eula Powell,
Furman Hotcomb, Arthur Aiken, Mar
garet Oliver, Dosie Holcomb, Dilla Mc
Second Grade-- -Margaret Reece, Leo
na Holcombe, George Rogers, Pearle
Medlin, J. H. Holland, Jr., Beckie
Powell, Frank Holder, Frank Parker,
Edgar Reeves, James Rogers, Homer
Gilstrap, H1arron Rampey, Forrest
Third Grade-Ivy Pace, Frank Gil
liard, Bertie Medlin, Ola Nobles, Shir
Fourth Grade-- Aaron Gilstrap, Stella
Parker, Edna Powell, Gertrude Barrett.
Fifth Grade--Leander Holder, Cleone
Jewell, Payten Powell.
Sixth Grade---Talley Hendrix, Fred
Powell, Myra Reese, Winnie Clark.
Mrs. Hester Cureton Dead
Mrs. Hester A. Cureton, aged 69
yeats, wvidow of the late A. H-. Cure
ton, died last Thursday at her home in
Greenville after several months of de
clining health. Before her marriage
Mrs. Cureton was a Miss Hamilton,
daughter of Lemnuel Hamilton, a promi
nent citizen of Pickens county, and her
husband was a brother of the late D~r.
J. D). Cureton of Pickens. She is sur
vived by one sisteJ, Mrs. .Jane C. Cure
ton of A tlanta and one brother, Andrew
R. Hamilton of Easley. The following
children also survive: Andrew S. Cure
ton, Charlestown, W. Va,; Abner 0.
Cureton, Greenville; Lander Cureton,
Greenville, Ala.; Miss Louise Cureton
andl Richard S. Cureton, Greenville.
The late Bob Cureton, who organized
the Pickens Oil Mill Co , wvas also her|
Honor Roll Dayton School
F~OR MON'TH OtF MARCH
First Grade:-Masle Thompson.
Second Grade:-- Queenie Burns, Romna
Burns, Elizabeth Couch, Sidney Jones.
Third Grade :--Ada Freeman, Nellie
Fourth Grade . -Essie Thomnpson, Nel
lie Leslie, Helen Couch, Carl Leslie,
Milman Satterfield. Grace Freeman.
Fifth Grade:-Bessie Burns, Berthai
Burns, Hal Leslie, Lewvis Wade, Char
lie .Jones, Eva H awkins, Florence ,Jones.
Sixth Grade:--,. i-. Freeman.
Seventh Grade: ---Mary Wade.
Eighth Grade:- Terue Tlhompkins.
Ninth G rade: - Vernter I .eslie ; Willie
Ada If. Milleir. P rincipal.
McLaurin for Senate
Our old friend John L. McLaurin is
talking about running for the United
States senate this summer. We doubt
if he could be elected, but we have no
doubt as to his qualifications. He is
perhaps the best posted man in the
state, and he has a yearning to serve
the people. To send him to the United
States senate again would be a righte
ous vindication of a scurvey political
trick. While we would not tear our
shirt in his behalf, we would most will
ingly and conscientiously support him.
At the time he was denied his rights he
was advocating measures that have
since become law through the efforts of
the democratic party. He was simply
years ahead of the party.-Gaffney
There are a groat many others who
think as the Ledger does about Mc
On April 14, 1918, the home of Mr.
and Mrs. W. E. 1-endricks was thrown
open to near fifty guests who had as
sembled there to witness the marriage
of Mr. Lawrence P. Simmons and Miss
Ernestine Hendricks, the ceremony
being performed by their pastor, Rev.
Fulton Childress. Precisely at 5 o'clock
they entered the parlor which was deco
rated with ferns and pink roses. The
bride was prettily gowned in white silk,
while the gr iom wore a becoming suit
of blue. After congratulations the
guests were invited to the dining room
where a nice wedding supper was
served. Many useful and beautiful
presents attest the popularity of the
On Monday a reception was held at
the hospitable home of Mr. and Mrs.
M. V. Simmons. They will make their
home near (riflin. POLLy.
Easley Boy Promoted
Tihe many rriends of Paul HI. Robin
son, second son of Mr. and Mrs. W. W.
Robinson, of Easley, are delighted to
learn of his tecent promotion from the
rank of second to that of first. lieuten
ant,. Lieutenant Robinson, who gradu
ated from the Citadel in 1912, was com
missioned in the regular army after at
tending the first officers' training camp
at Fort Oglethorpe last year and has
since been stationed with a regular
army regiment at Chattanooga, Tenn.
A brother of Lieutenant. Robinson, W.
A. Robinson, also is a first lieutenant
and is stationed at Camp Jackson,
Columbia. He was commissioned as
first lieutenant. immediately after the
second officers' training camp, which
Roanoke School News
Miss Newton, primary teacher, was
absent from school Monday.
The boys of the school have organized
a baseball team.
Hillie Howen of the primary depart
ment won second place in the county
con test held at Pickens Friday morning.
Miss Edna Earle visited the school
Wednesduy, in the interest of the can
ning and poultry clubs.
The society rendered a very interest
ing program Thursday afternoon.
The school was Elosed Thursday p. m.
on account of the primary and inter
mediate contests held at Pickens Fridiay
The Sunday School at this place is
progressing nicely; has a splendid choir
and the attendance is excellent.
Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Jones visited
Mr. and Mrs. Hlenry Edenms of Table
Rock, was in our community Sunday
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Jones has pur
chased a handsome new carriage.
Mr. A. C. Smith's pecople who have
been confined to their rooms with mea
sles for some time, are convalescent.
The young people enjoyed a singing
given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A.
A. Jiones Sunday night.
The school at this place which has
been doing excellent work under the ef
ficient management of Misses Craig
and Sutherland, will close April 19th.
The young ladies are preparing an in
teresting program. There will be a
small admisqsion fee of ten and fifteen
cents to defray expenses. Everybory
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