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CENERAL REVIEW OF'BUSINE
. FOR APRIL.
Textile Mills Running Approaima
ly on Full Time--Orders Being
Washington, May 1.-Retail pric
appear to be the "sticking" point
the country's readjustment p'occ
the federal reserve board said tonig
in a general review of business It
fnancial conditions for April. 0th
factors retarding readjustment w el
said to be high transportation chart
es, wages and coal, and steel prices.
Complete business recovery, tI
board continued, has been slow<
than was predicted tr.en erally at (
close of the past year and expect:
tions tIhat this spinig voulId see ec<
nonie andi busInes readj ustmer
fairly complet"d "hliave not been rea
ized. Ne'ertheless, it addeld, tlh
month of A p'ril has gi\ e'i e'vitlence o
an iml'pI4w'( feeling l4vopl1)ing wit
rcgard to b.4sine:ss and tie o nutl o
Prices, the revi ew coniniuel. h-i
tjeen. ~ iiivotal : oiti in the. husines(
sit.iiation -ince the rece0'$ io4n mlov'
ment hertan hot:t atumtn. The fall
in wholetale prices, which has been
continnous:: :.fil at tfilmes )recipitate
it declared, app4:4 ears to be in a pro
cess of ar rest, they having' .down a
greater e"'(rt'e of1 stability Iur'ing
I-tr'' . it tt uen'nt'i . l( In pr'i -e ret'
t i'ti ho -.ver. the . bo11 -4a aid. is
on - of ti-' ' 4: i in !, ae. In l -
presentill il ;III! Il tsn
in 4 n. ' ' i m -.1 nw, o1 \ 1wi4 .
sal' i - \14!r 4-h-1:; e 4 I 'i'I. inl
oth s lit' - ."" -!,:."I..ny
St ! 141:; 4. u -' . . h 1 u1 'e \(
t'' 1' 1 \n 11w . ri.:' . l 1 . :i i:.i :d
p)rininet i i l.' th . '111 n .r
h4atv cotton, the' board declalreld, is
lowet r4 than the It l l 'vel and wool
ts ai! )nt a thirdl hi::her than before
the 'Var. but cotton I goods are at least
2u Itw'r cent hig''her than in 19)1 3 and
wolen!4 cloth is approxiiyfl~j' twice
as hi..h as the plre-war leval. itt the
hite :and( leather industry. the discrep
ancy is even greater, the board as
sorted, hte present .price of skins be
ing one-third uilev pro.-war levels
while the prico. of shoes is- twice af
high as in 1913. 1
While labor hag been participati1t
in the ,regdjustmnert process, the boar<
continued, the participation has bee:
uneven ,as between different indus
tries, as well as. different seetions o
.the country and different groups o
The agricultural situation dun
the monthi was characterized as ger
~orally favorable, although from col
waves. Good progress has bec
made in planting a crop in the cotto
Btates, the board said, wvhile grai
movement has been increased.
Little demand for coal is reporte
the board said, b)ut petroleum pr<(
dluction has gainedl. The influecc
which the recent redluction in ste'
.picts will gert is shill unier)tain tLi
46fard dleclin 'etd. Cotton 'onsumnphi
figures for A pri wvere tunaivailabhl
but for Marc~)'h i nthe'll 'otry as\44
whole, amiounted to 4137.933 ha l:s, <
less than 25 per' cent1 belo~w the totb
for Marc1(h oif 1(ast year'. A continue
increase inl thle manufacturine44404.: arti
ity of1 the - ilk mills was41 reportedl.
a4 wr'iy large.~( redution 441 (in ot~iton ae
age, reducetioni is now~~ enera':lly undel
stood to4 be not. 14( great a. s had pr
viously been inidienitd ('Iihe board
Apil bu4.sines a id finacia4.l revie
sa4ys. Ia t he so(uth.1west the an
noluncemlent says, it is reported Il
deCcase will be at leastd 25 perP eer'
and( as mluchl as 50 p~er tont in son11
siections. In the southeast, it say
conW ervat ive estimates place the r4
dIuct ion at 10) to 20) per cent frol
last year's aer'eage. In Californi
andl Arizona the acreage this seasc
will be reduced as much as 51) p4
cent in some sections and much of
will be volunteer cotton growvn fro
last year's plantings.
The use of fertilizer for cotton h1
been considerably less than dluri:
previous years, being estimated
about ipne-fourth to one-third \
much as used a year ago, the rep<
The're was greater stabilization
theC price of rawv cotton (luring t
month, according to the report, ai
the price of gray goods after dccli
ing to 0 i-4c a yard, advane
slighltly. "Nevertheless, the Ni
England dlistrict reCporLs thlat at)ri
ent prices, thle spread~ between
poundl of (cloth and a pounld of rn
cotton is only 22 1 -2 cents, where
a year ago it was a1pproximlately
dollar," it says. .
Textile mills in the south are i
portedl to be running alproximnate
full time in thosRichmrondl bank's d
trict. "Some 'orders are being i
(eeived for goods used for print cloti
it says, "andl orders for future del
SS ery are als' being taken by knitti
mills in the district. Wage cuts
the southern mills have been mo
te- drastic .than In other sections, and
is said that the reductions have be(
in keeping with the lowered pric
for raw material. In the Atlanta di
es I trict a number of reporting ail
in show an increase in yieldage of 4
,;, per cent over February, althout
it there was a decrease of 22.1 per cei
d as compared with a year ago. TI
'r increase in orders on hand during 0L
,e month was negligible, but muc
greater than a year ago when ne,
orders were not acceptable becauU5s( o
e the press of work. It is said tai
r few mills are i as yet working at ful
e day capacity, a 1though I numbet' in
t- dieate orders on1 hand whi.h will re
)- quire full ruiining' time for s5.vertl
It weeks for their completion. The in1
I- create in yarn outlpt, by pounds, of
e r'r1(,ttiig y:iirn mnill, w1' 8 I, 1' (p'31r n
f durin.it' t.he mointh. alth'1ou-ghi totals
h were 26."' per ("Il b)IoCw that m)3o11th
k a year aro.
TI'hen. lim. lCeen a r(('en11 ileCease
il exporC13t sales of (c''ttonl tro d((s
I amo(?tmlin 1 to he 'lwe'n' I(,1 1) 1111(1
s I2.WOnI h:ilts, a11d c i3S.tin r prine
. pally of1 drills and1(l she('('t In gs to China,
"Thirty-ouir of the ~>t m mihrt's of
he .Nijtinal A1 Yocialtiori of .he I"in
1ber1 of I< t' 11o Fahtrw. re'portedl to-.
1:1 o l u i.-hed yards billed during the
,oimth i at 8.7:,2,('2I yards, as con
.:1r3'i wi.1h ..-.l3ti,871 yards in Feb
IFom -for lum ber increased
(:,.t\',t <uring March, but only as
:,r," 1f a further re(luct;on of
... :+."(lrding to the review.
b-es of pine have sagged slight
', Ihe Atlantia district," it salys.
'I'roduction of 134 mills belonghng to
heno Southern Pine Association was
2.5 per cent' below normal for thi
week ending April 1, while shipment
were 25.8 per cent below norma
productioni. Production in Tennesse(
hardwood mills for the first three
nonths of 1921 is reported to be 7:
per cent'lower than in the sam
period' of 1920, and many of the mill
are being closed.. In the St. Loui
district, industrial btaying has in
creased somewhat in both soft\"ood
WHY NOT FATHER'S DAY?
Dear Mr. Editor: As it will soo
be Mother's Day, and I have bee
I thinking why don't we have "Fate
1' er's Day." Every one will be weai
-, ing a white or red rose for mothe
f and I think it is a lovely idea, bt
f whit about father? It's high time v
set a day aside to show our appr<
e intion of father. As I was lponde:
ing over this I read this poem in
a o * scarce pick up1 ai paper,
n Anad its poet's corner greet
'Cept you'll see a purty p)oem
dI 'Bout mother, saintly swveet.
. ut you'll have a time a searchin',
c Eyes wvill be achin' bad,
iEre you'll overtake a poem
..\At this timhe for poor o11 ld.d
,NC) it isn't. willful ini 'em1,
a Thm 'tha t) writes of mot)1her3 dear
r I113 Tha there's netver not ice taken'3
il Of' her old lman), settini' near).
d No it's never' mel(ant to slight him,
- IIut it Fooks a littl' Sadl,
AllI the bouqetsjCt madel' for mothier
Nta bloom for' 1poor1 ohl dad1(.
-l'True, our mother's wvatche'd above r
..lTill her d''ar oil eve.; woutild ache
G ave devo tijon, all she had:
~t At. that timeC. for' poor old dad'.
., D .o nsot take onie line C from m) iot he
When you wvrite the soul's swe
a But, if there's a word( for father
n Now and then it wvon't go wrong~
r Poor old soul, he's bent nd winkle
it And I know it wvould make hi
d while you are praisin' mother
Rs Somethin's said for poor old dad
at WVhat. is home without mother?
as People say to one ancther.
rt Why not ask about the other?
in He gets out and has to hustle
lhe All day long with brain and musc1
1(d And with fate has many a tussle.
n.. Who? Your good old dad.
si- ENTERTAINMENT AT AIR'
as All intterestiing programl of recil
a tions, short plays, etc., wvill be giv
by tile Airy Springs school Tuesd
e- evening, 17th inst., beginning at
s- The School Improvement Associ
e- tion has planned to serve the best
g COMMUNITY CLUBS FOR JUNIOR
it Clemson College, May 9.-The or.
m ganization and operation of com'
3s munity clubs among the club boys of
s- the state is one of the long forward
Is steps in club work, says Director W.
5 W. Long of the Extension Servicq,
h who thinks that there is big promise
it in the community plan in that it
e makes possible the handling of a
e 111aximum number of club members
h. with a minimum expenditure of ef
v forts, develops greater enthusiasm
f among the boys, creates much friend
t ly rivalry, furnis;hes an opportunity
I for social recreation and, best of a'l,
- serves as a foumidtion for the de
velopment of the co-operative :spirit
a1mong the fit uire farmers.
A beginin' had been made pre
vious to 1921 inl community organi
zations among tlle club boy;, but the
matter is being: pushid vigorously
this year by the supervising agent of
club work, L. L. Laker and by his
assistant. 1. U. Williams, who is
spendingr much of his time helping
county agent's with the organization
andu conduct of community clubs.
The general plan is that there should
b it club in every school llistribt
where there are as mamiy as. eight
club 1embiers. The elub should elect
a set of oflicers--president, vice
prsdnsecretary--with well de
lined duties, and should meet once a
month .with the county agent .for in
structions, discussions of a regular
program, roe reation,. etc.
The development of t :am work and
the training for leader..lip are alone
more than sultielent gains from com
munity clubs, thinlks Mrl. Willian.,
even, if the county a:gents and boy'
club specialiste did not mind it. the
mott practicable. ed'ctive, and t: me
saving method of handling inrge num.
bers. No time should b- lost now in
the organi,:ing of club- in those Com.
munities where evenii : handful 01
elub muembers can be totten to.
PO)INTERS FOR SUCCESSFUL.
Clem- on Colleg:e, A pril 29.-Uelou
are some points in hog rioductton,
which are often neglected, but whiel
if carefully ittetndtel to will adt
reatly to the profits.
i. Castrate all boar pigs while they
ar.c young. They suffer less. from the
operation, fatten faster, and make
r more desirable market hogs.
t 2. Keep hogs free from lice by
using crude oil. A post wrapped
with a burlap sack and saturated
with, oil makes a satisfactory hog
3. Kee a mineral mixture of
charcoal or slack coal 1 bushel, wood
ashes 1 bushel, air-slacked lime 4
1plonnd)s, salt 41 poundst, copperas 1 I -4
poundts, before your~ hogs at all t imes.
The copperas is dissolved in a ciuart
of water' anti poured over~ th other
ngredlients titer they ate mixe'd.
''Tai mix:tur ie helps to keelp downi
worm'is anad makes the hog have a bet
4. Pr'ovide hous vith afl tir the
5. See that. it ho:.chve ae A t
7. Aluike arrane ema to brOtt
theb Iiall wil . (ItI ir 't.
' mer. and aMI5.wll hra:oing
(1 .e~ Metfhois chnrh lihe me
r ound. ofeeds~ andi baids fairatob
- oo tering, onmg amric dises
begi at 0 'clockladid l he re.t.
aNiel, ofundeaso Colleg, will beiok
anere arssa 1om c ockda atDin
willve Mervedst tchurch. Aivfmie
m sotheo sgin and ritd aio an
o'lcIhn the hnn ongmeoice iiia
.,I(V5 begi be madcoc and Drv. DT 1. Pa
Wdeo Clemsonia Colergie will ba
helnb addressa11 o'clock. Dinne
will beaserve atl he chargeh. Ate
diner snin ndrciaiosa
singing wil occupy' the toriaell i
adeswllb-aeb Rev. J.h . an tP. bai
Woodvmanitwl memreach seic willb
hel byriiia Thre 'cock Twany camh,
Mr. wife ttonb with hvm chargteyo thi
o(lsie.Tepyei cordiayily t ttn bor
n-'e.Jon T antebi
loys and Girls good 4
school Hose, all sizes,
S. tQ .10. These Hose .e
sold last year at 35c to
45c Per pair. Spec- ik
Saturday, 10 pair for
S"This store will
and at a saving th
F Friday and Satur
We :n' h'0xw1ig all tlhe
H:'. .. 1 in r. de n.\
- stran . o\
SUnds- in :-h-aIp> aMi
pump . Th :'e all
1pric('. In fan you vwill
be surpri-di i know
how low we ale. sll
% ig ladi.s finl iow
sho's. We want vou
to come i n and look
them over. We will be
glad to show you even
I& though you are not!
coredy to buy.
40 inch Figured Voile;
-value -ibut 85c yardl.
uSpecial I or Friday and(U
r,, atur'day, 5 yards
for.- - $1.00
co etoti soea n
j ndRe webar you ant
and at the price you
want to pay.
(The Store That'
in Be Special $
Our Dollar Day Sales have
een meeting with so much popu
xrity that we have decid'ed to
lake next Friday and Saturday
Dollar Days" by offering very
pecial prices for these two days,
t will pay you to visit our store
uring these two Bargain Days.
'he savings you will make on
our purchases will surprise you.
offer many attractive values ft
Many items not nentionedi w;
at will pay you well to come
PE CIAL PRICES ON COT
ds r IS ld and asie all wa:nted patte~rns
f &rds o d quniity yard-wide Engl:h Long
ar!Apron Gt in .ab tm red
I -- --------- -- -- ---$1.00
SXad 'rI)~L2cCviosfi- -$1.00)
Yards "Hill," "Androscoggin'' or "Festival"
Muslin for----------------- 1.00
yards 90-inch wide Seamless Sheeting, un
bleached - -- ------ -- -- -- --1(.00
. yards heavy wveight Blue Overal goods
for...-~ - ~~~~~~--- ~~---- -- ---1.00
yards extra heavy A. C. A. Feather Ticking
hiirting, blue or brown stripe, 7 yards$1 0
yards 32-inch good Ginghanms..- -$10
yards standard Dress Ginghams.. -- 0
ji Piur Women's Lisle
Pa1'ir Cotton Ilose for
Edwin L Bolt
s Always Busy)
e Now To The S
Good quality Laundry
Soap; big cake. Sp"c- -
ia1l for Friday and
Saturday, 25 cakes
to " $1.00
r the two BIG
H be on display
ths store next .
SPECIAL PRICES ON
wMEN'S HIGH GRADE
We believe we can give
you the biggest value
you have bought in re
cent years in a pair of
Men's Low Shoes. We
are selling men's high
grade low shoes in
black and browvn in
both English a ni d
Blucher. Same goods
that sold last year up
to $12.50. We have
marked t hem at one
EASLEY, S. C.