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FARMERS CAN GET EXPLOSIVES
Government is to Distribute Twelve
Million Pounds of Picric Acid for
Washington, June 19.-More than
12,000,000 pounds of picric acid, one
of highest known explosives, accu-,
mulated for war purposes, and made
useless to the War Department by
the armistice, will be distributed to
farmers for agricultural purposes.
When the war ended the army had
on hand this immense stock of picric
acid and in addition more than 26,
000,000 pounds of T. N. T. The lat
ter was distributed to various gov
ernmental agencies for use in rail
road construction in Alaska, public
roads in the national parks and vari
ous projects on Indian reservations.
None of the T. N. T. was distributed
and thus far not a single accident
has marked the use or transportation
f the millions of pounds of the- high
'xplosive, according to officials of the
ureau of mines.
The question of what to do with
he 12,000,000 pounds of picric acid
p zzled government officers for some
ti c and the War Department had
almost decided to tow the explosive
out to sea and dump it overboard in
the in l.erests of the public safety
when it was decided to institute a
series 'f experiments in an effort to
find some safe commercial use for it.
The exp. riments were conducted by
the bure iu of mines and diselosed
gation to S
The %rates for this service
tivelylowand it is particulai
for use by traveling men
there will be some one in
office Who can talk to them
houses and agencies who
other frequently find it <
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BANK OF (
F. B. MORGAN, Pres.
Las:t week we had a custoi
for hix caneleJd check. He saii
a bili he thought he had paid.
had the Dentist's receipt wheie he
Why not open a checking
bill: by check. Better be saf tli
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Swork shirts, shoes, d
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Wehave a profitable plar
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many ways In which picric acid cot
be used safely and profitable
farms, such as in blasting out stum
and rocks and breaking up land.
was accordingly decided to distribu
the explosive, practically free
charge, to farmers.
Picric acid, a highly crystallfi
powder having a lemon yellow col
Is 18 per cent stronger than 40 p
cent straight nitro-glycerin dynamit
according to the bureau of mines.
should never be used in bulk, officio
say, and its use should be restrict<
to redipped parraffined paper cai
The 12,000,000 surplus stock loca
ed at Sports, Wis., and Wingate, 1
M., will be distributed to farme
through the bureau of public roar
of the Department of Agricultur
The o01y cost to the farmer it is ai
nounced, will be freight charges ar
a charge of six cents a pound f<
placing the powder in the necessai
cartridges. It will be ready for di
tribution about July 1.
MONEY TO LOAN.
On Improved Farms in Picken
Oconee and Greenville counties. Cif
property, Greenville, Easley as
R. E. BRUCE, Pickens, S. C.
Office Over Keowee Bank.
FOR SALE-At. this office, Tre
pass Notices, printed on cloth.
rates and details.
B. E. Allen, Cashier
ner come into the bank and ask
I a dentist was dunning him for
ie gave him his checks and he
had received the money.
account with us andl pay your
AL, Cenitral, S. C.
prevail. Overalls, i
ry goods, groceries. E
at the new low 1ev
N[TILE COMPANY, i
L , S . C . E.a a . .u -
to offer you. Write for letter
has all the flavor of its home Ia1
in it. It is as strong as the day
was cut down and logged to us. X
have only prcparedl it bor your u
by manufacturing it into the sha
andl size lumber you desire. Let
quote you prices or make an es
..-H. W. HAMILTON
ild SPECIAL APPEAL TO THE MIN.
on ISTERS OF ALL CHURCHES.
It The Public Schools of the State Need
te Your Help.
The Journal of the National Edu
ne cation Association, which is distribut
or ed throughout the United States, pub
er lishes statistics, derived from the
e, United States Bureau of Education
It for 1918, showing, as compared with
Is all the other states in the Union:
:d 1. That South Carolina has the
t- smallest number of citizens who can
read with the single exception of
9. 2. That South Carolina spends the
rs smallest amount per capita for the
Is education of the children in public
1- 3. That South Carolina has its
id public schools in operation the small
)r est number of days in the year-110.
y 4. That. South Carolina 'has t.he
s- smallest percentage of boys and
girls attending high schools-2.2 per
5. That South Carolina has the
smallest number of free public libra
ries-1.9 per cent.
s, 6. That in all educational lies
ty South Carolina averages the lowest
id in the country--occupies the 48th
Thus is our beloved state adves
tised to the entire world.
If this condition is not true, we
ought to prove it.; if it. is true, we
s- ought. to correct. it.
The churches are doing great
things in higher education; I?t. them
also rally to the improvement of the
public schools, which make the col.
leges and universities possible.
The Baptist State Convention last
winter took the lead and memoral
ized the legislature to make larger
appropriations to the public schools.
Let all the chur hes co-operate and
(10 it now.
We ak every minister of rveiy
denomina.tion in South C'arolina to
read the following invitation to his
congregLatio:n and urge them to ae.
At a mass meeting of citizens of
Spartanburg, held under the auspic
es of the Chamber of Commerce,
May 12, 1921, the following resolu
tion was adopted:
"We, the citizens of Spartanburg,
profoundly impressed by the inade
quate facilities provid .d by our pres
ent public school system for the boys
and girls of South Carolina, realiz
ing the low position in popular edu
- cation we occupy as compared with
other states in the Union, and believ
ing that this condition can be reme
died only by a united effort on the
part of all the citizens of our com
monwealth, hereby invite the people
of South Carolina to meet in Spar
tanburg on July 15 for the purpose
of organizing a stat e-widle Citizens'
Educational Association to devise
and execute plans for arousing pub
lic sentiment andl to take steps t~o
promote through legishltive action
such constructive measures as are
-necessary to meet our educational
obligations to our children of our
The conference will assemble in
the Converse College auditorium at
11:00 a. m. on Jluly 1 5, and will con
tinue until the late afternoon, with
an intermission for .a picnic lunch
eon on the college grounds for v-is
itors. This will enable you t~o reach
the city on the morning trains in
time to attend, and also to leave
on the evening trains.
Spartanburg Chamber of Commerec,
R. P. Bell, Chamn. Ex. Corn.
POTATO MEN TO MEET.
Columbia, June 27.-Oficials of
the South Carolina Development
Eord andl Chamber of Commerce,
South Carolina Swdet Potato Asso
ciati:on, and the Extension Service of
Clemson College today issued a joint
- call to all of the sweet potato curing
house men of the state urging their
attendance at a meeting to be held
in the Jefferson Hotel, Columbia, at
12 o'clock, noon, Thursday, June
Three live subjepts are to be dis
cussed at this meeting, probably the
most important being the formula
tion of definite plans for introducing
the "Porto Rica Sweet" to the north-.
Adoption of two forms of con
tracts, one between the Potato Asso
Sciation and the Curing Houses, the
~ other between the Curing House and
the Gorwer ,is also to be included in
the pr-ogram. Additional routine
business to be transactedl includes
id the annual election of office'rs of the
it South Carolina Sweet Potato Asso
je ciation and consideration of a plan
se for the co-operative purchase of
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note in ti
Talking about rolling
your own cigarettes, we'll
tell you right here that
Prince Albert tobacco has
'em all lashed to the mast!
You've got a handful-of
happiness coming your di
rection when you pal it with
P. A. and the makin's
papers! For Prince Albert
is' net only delightful to
your taste and pleasing in
its reireshing aroma,but our
excksive patented process
frees it from bite and parch!
The anti-skid safely tread
20% Lower Prices
The Goodrich price reduaion
which took effeft May 2nd was
without reservation. It included
Silvertowns together with Good.
rich Fabric tires and GoodrichRed
t's a new
ie joys of roili
And, for a fact, rolling
up Prince Albert is mighty
easy! P. A. is crimp cut and
stays put and you whisk it
into shape before you can
count three! And, the next
instant you're puffing away
to beat the band !
Prince Albert is so good
that it has led four men to
smoke jimmy pipes where
one was smoked before! It's
the greatest old buddy
smolke that ever found its
way into a pipe or cigarette!
ire Price R4
applies to aa
The name of Goodrich
just one thing-quality.
is always the highest that
Each tire is specially des,
'vice it must deliver. Goc
the popular sizes, havee
selves as unusual values
point of real economy.
in their class have alway
in the esteem of motori
cause of their symmetric
finish, but furthermore, 1
long life, complete deper
Your dealer will supply :
---~ -30x3 $12.0
THEI B. F. GOODRICH RUI
Prince Albert is
sold in toppy red
bags, tidy red tins,
and half pound tin
humidors and inthe
pound crystal glass
by R. J. Reynolds
on1 a ttre means
And~ that quality
can~ be prod1uced.
gnedl for the ser
drich Fabrics, in
from the stand
a held first place
its, not only be
al perfeaion of
y reason of their
dability and sat.
iou at these fair