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.4VOL. 51, NUMBER 16 PICKENS, S. C., AUGUST 11, 1921. SUBCITO 15 IRYA
Mr. Tom Estes, of Chester, is vis
iting relatives here this week.
Miss Sarah Farmer spent last
Monday in Pickens.
Mrs. John Craig has as her guest
Mrs. Ora Mauldin, of Liberty.
Mr. and Mrs. Jones Fuller, of
Greenwood, are visiting relatives
Roy Keith, of Norfolk,,Va., is vis
iting hi' parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. C.
Miss Eva Freeman returned Tues
day after a pleasant visit with
friends in Hartwell, Ga.
Eugene Young, of Charlotte, N.
-C., is spending his vacation with
Mr. and Mrs. Davis Glazner, of
Brevard, N. C., spnt a few days this
week with relatives here.
Miss Sarah Mae Freenian had as
her week-end guest Miss Mary Rob
.ertson, of Greenville.
Miss Mary Morris returned Friday
after visiting for several weeks with
friendp in Georgia.
Mr. and Mrs. John C. Cannon, of
Atlanta, were the guests of hi3
brother, Dr. J. A. Cannon, last week.
Miss Gertie Aiken left Tuesday
for Argo, Ky., where she will teach
.school during the coming wlgter.
r n G. ,. Heidrioks-left
Monday for. North Catalina where
tit f ill enjoy a ten days' vacation.
made the trip by pato.
-fIr. and Mrs. McD. Farmer have
returne4 home after 'a week's visit
to. their daughter, Mrs. Remus Hen
dei'son, in Anderson.
Mr. and Mrs. Bert Porter spent
last Wednesday in Greenville and
on Friday attended the Porter re
union about four miles above Pick
Miss Bess Ellis, of Gainesville,
Ga., spent last Thursday night with
her aunt; Mrs. J. M. Gillespie. Miss
Ellis is a Red Cross worker.
Miss Eleain Keith, of Clemson,
spent Sunday at her home near
Pickens. She was accompanied by
Misses Lela Hart and Rogers.
Mises Alberta Young and Sadie
Nealey, who are teaching in the
school at West Union, were at home
for the past week-end1(.
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Henderson
spent last Saturday in Greenville
and were accompar~.ed home by their
daughter, Mi-s .Jewe Henderson,
who spent Sunday withi her parents.
Mrs. J. A. Robertson attended last
week the reception in Easley given
by Mrs. C. T. Martin in honor of
'to Maj. Chas. Codley was solemnized
Pickens merchants- report excep
tionally brisk buying here by the
people last *week, especially Satur
day. Pickens is a mighty good place
to come to.
"Rebecca of .Sunny Brook Farm,"
one. of Mary Pickford's most Popu
lar pictures, will be shown at, the
Alexander Theatre in Picken~s next
Mack Chris'tpher, who has been
with Benson's store in Pickens, left
here Monday for Anderson, where he
went to take gharge of the Benson
store there as manager. Mack Is a
*hustler and he has many friends here
who are pleased at his promotion and
iho feel sure that he will make good
In his larger place.
- JOR SALE-At this office, Tres.
lass Notices, printed on cloth.
W. C. T. U. MEETING.
Several members of W. C. T. U.
enjoyed a call meeting Thursday,!
Aug. 4, at 4 o'clock with Mrs. J. N.
Hallum as hostess. The vines and
beautiful pot flowers adding charm
to those present. Schogls was the
uppermpst subject for discussion, es
pecially adult schools. We had as
our guest Miss Faith Clayton, coun
ty organizer of adult schools. Her
talk on adult schools was very inter
esting and helpful. She has been
the main cause of several schools
being organized in rural school dis
tricts of Pickens county. She has
met with many discouragements but
has pressed loyally on, being one of
the faithful few who never gives up.
This union heartily agreed with Miss
Clayton that it is a wise thing to of
fer prizes for the largest number
pupils enrolled and' largest average
attendance in these schools, p: res
being awarded at county cra::ena
ment of adult sc.hvools. This union
is the first organis-tion to offer one
of these prizes. We do not think
there is a more noble work than
these adult schools. It is both pa
thetic and encouraging to see how
eager men and women of middle age
and boys and girls in their teens are
:o get the knowledge that was de
nied them when they should have
had it, all because of some one's lack
of interest and willingness to reach
'out and lend them a helping hand.
And it is appalling to think that per
haps because the citizens of Pickens
fail to grasp their opportunities and
realize their responsibilities, som.e of
our own boys and girls will be just
as illiterate as some of our present
men and women are.
Why won't we open our eyes to
the educational advautages and
needs of our children and our neigh
byor's children? That the people of
Pickens and Pickens county will in
the near.. futture. be awakened to our
Sch'obl advantages is th' prayer of
more than one mother in Pickens.
NOTICE OF ELECTION.
Whereas a petition has been filed
with the County Superintendent of
Education, containing onle-third of
the qualified electors and resident
freeholders of Rock School District
No. 48 and New Town School Dis
trict No. 55, requesting an election
in the above named school districts,
for the purpose of determining
whether or not the above named
school districts shall be consolidated;
It appearing to the County Board
of Education that the requi'erkents
of the law have been complied with,
it is hereby ordered that on August
27th an election be held at Rock
school house for the above stated
J. A. Chastain, W. R. Edens and
R. J. Jones are hereby appointed as
managers of the election, and are to
conduct the election according to the
rules of a general election.
F. V. Clayton, Sec.
FOR COTTON WEIGHER.
I hereby announce myself candi
date for cotton weigher for .the town
of Pickens, at the election to b.a held
Saturday, August 20, 1921, subject
to the rules of the Democratic p~ri
D. A. Brazeale.
The compulsory school attendance
law will be effective in Twelve Mile
scehool district No. 39 on and after
Set 11th, 1921. All patrons and
pupil troverni themselves according
WV. P. Long.
Robert M. Welborn,.
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Moore, of
Grieenville, . C.. announce the en
gagement of their daughter, Inez, tio
Mr. Edward Brunson Richburg, of
Liberty, S. C. The marriage will
take place on Mo)nday, 'August 8th,
1921, at the Imperial [Hotel int this
FORSALE,6 purebred Berkshire
sowr pigs. Clyde Cantrell, Easley.
LIBERTY ROUTE THREE.
Here I come again after an ab
sence Qf several weeks. The crops
are looking favorably well consider
ing the long drauth, but worst of all
the boll weevil pest is making its ap
pearance on several of our heighor's
'We are glad to say that we have
no severe cases of sickness in this
community, for which we are thank-1
The little new born infant .of Mr.
and Mrs. Henry Newton died Satur
day night and was buried Sunday at
Smith's Chapel. The friends of
Mrs. Newton are glad to hear she is
convalescing after a serious illness.
Heartfelt sympathies are extended to
the bereaved family.
The series of protracted meetings
began at Golden Creek Baptist
church Sunday morning. Rev. Ben
Moore is assisting the pastor, Rev.
Mr. Nelson, in the revival meeting.
Everybody is cordially invited to
come and help in these services.
Preaching at 11 a. m., night services
8:00 o'clock. All singers be on hand
at 7:30 for the song service.
Mrs. Manning Burgess and chit-i
dren spent the week-end with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herd, of
Pickens route 2.
Mr. Robert S. Yeargin and chil
dren, of Iva, S. C., spend Sunday as
the guests of their relatives, Mr. and
Mrs. C. H. Billingsly.
Mr. Barney Hall, of Anderson,
spent the week-end with relatives on
Miss Leila Herd, of Pickens, is
visiting her sister, Mrs. Nora Bur
Miss Essie Crow, of Liberty, has
been visiting her grandparents, Mr.
and Mrs. Alonzo Kay.
Anyone wanting saw milling done
will find Mr. Robert Holcombe's saw
mill in operation every day near
Mr. and Mrs. Will Clayton and
children -spent. Thursday with her
sister near Westminster, also ' they
spent last Saturday week with their
mother, Mrs. Newton, in Pickens..
Mrs. Arthur Lott and little daugh
ter, of Ridge Springs, are visiting
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Clay
Miss Lois Clayton is on an extend
ed visit to Newberry, Inman and
Mrs. Mary Jane Hall has returned
to Iva, S. C., after a week's visit to
her daughter, Mrs. C. H. Billingsly.
Mr. and Mrs. Perry Sidell, of
Greenville, are the guests of their
son, Charley Sidell, and Mr. and Mrs.
Charley Sanders .this' week.
Mrs. Dallie Yeargin and children,
Harold, Ruskin and Robert, Jr., all
of Iva, accompanied by Stolvey Bil
lingsly, motored to Hendersonville
and Asheville,, ,N. C., last week.
Mrs. Yeargin and children and
Mrs. Hall returned to Iva Wednes
Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Bell, Mr. and
Mr-s. A. L. Dillard motored to Abbe
ville last Sunday and were the guests
of relatives. Mrs. Edg~e and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Warran and
eni iren spent the wveek-end wvith
Mrs. Warren's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Bryant, in Oconee county.
A PEST IN THE MOUNTAINS.
The Mexican beetle, mighty pest,
>f beans and peas, has been found
vwar Long Creek by the inspector of
:he Bureau of Entomology, M. H.
Atwvood. Mr. Atwood and Mr. Jef
ris of the department of agricul
ure, have been scouting from Birm
n.aham' along the mountaIins to this
otuncty and will pro'babiy go from
'wre to Pickens counity.
The Mexican be.ett multiplies at
in enormous rat a:n-i has traveled
,he distance from Bir-mingham to the
nountains here at a rapid rate. The
>eetle is proving dilsastrous to the
)8ean and pea crops of Birmingham
indi vicinity, and at that place the
rovernment is conducting tests on
)oisoning to control the pest, all re
ne'diss so far provnig inetfective.
The beetle has 16 black spots and
s nearly round in shape, being about
the size of a potato bug. The young
are yellowish, with spineQs projecting
fromi the body. Work is done on the
andarV side of the leaf. ~They do not
see:'; to enjoy velvet beans and Eng
Lish peas. The beetld prefers the
Most Important School Matter to be
There has not been a more im
portant matter to come before tho
citizens of the town and the patrons
of the Pickens school than the elec-,
tion to be held next Friday, the 12th
inst., to vote an additional five mills
in school district No. 31 to enable
the school to add the eleventh grade.
We are now to the place where, we
need the addi:iunal grade and the
only way we can get it is to vote on
more mills to pay for it. With strict
economy all along the line it is the
opinion that firs rills will enable the
school to have :he additional grade,
provided, however, that they receive
from the state approximately as
much as they received last year.
The five mill additional levy will
raise approximately $1,00() which
will be used to pay the salary of two
additional teachers, one in the high
school and the other in one of
the elementary grades. The above
amount will be supplemented by ad
ditional aid from state, available on
account of the addition of the 11th
grade. In addition to the above
some arrangement will have to be
made to take care of the additional
grades, which will be in the form
of temporary building or the chang
ing of the present auditorium into
el s rooms, whichever can be (lone
with least expense will be carried
Everybody interested is urged to
turn out and vote on Friday, the
12th. and especially are the ladies
urged to come out and vote.- We
must have a better school and this is
our only opportunity -to get it, so
don't depend on the pther fellow
come and vote yourself.
HARRIS LOLLIS DROWNED.
Harris Lollis, of Six Mile Section,
Drowned in Jones 'Mil, Pond
Harris Lollis, age 16, of the Six
Mile section was drowned yesterday
morning about 11 o'clock when he
stepped in water beyond his depth at
Jones mill pond, some ten miles from
Young Lollis was in company with
a boy named Smith, of about his own
age, neither of whom could swim,
and stepped into deep water unex
pectedly. Smith answered cries for
help but was unable to rescue his
friend, who struggled aimlessly in
the deep water. The body was re
covered by a rescue party who also
heard the cries and made every effort
to survive the lad, but to no avail.
Lollis is of a prominent family in
this section and was himself very
popular in the community.
The funeral services wil! be held
at the. Pleasant Hill church this af ter
noon at 4 o'clock, followed by inter
ment in the church cemetery.
ANDERSON COUNTY PORTER
A reunion of the descen.:its of
Mr. Dave Porter, of Piedna,:t. was
held at the home of his son, Mir. W.
H. Porter, near Piedmont. oni Au
gust 6,*at which were pr. Mr.
Porter, age '71, his wife, age 70,
their eight children, forty grandehil
:iren and eight great-grainihlbren,
besidles many friends of the~ family.
[n the morning a 'watermelon cutting
wcas enjoyed after devotional servic
s5 were cond~ucted b~y Mr. <'. T. Lusk
f Pieltens, Mr. Glen Rer:,~. and
Rev. Mr. Mulligan of Pelze-. A\fter
his all gathered arou': 1 large
able which 'groaned and . good
hings to eat and enjoy :i them
elves in regular A n :,ra. e unty~
IHatting averages .f members of
lie Liberty baseba:l teamn of the
dm.illonit league just p)ublishedl, show
). B. Filnny, a Pienos boy, leading
hat team with the stick with the
oindsome seqson's average of .338.
eis also leading the team in num
wr of home runs with 15. A South
Atl!antic league scolut who has been
ooigover~ the player~s in the Pied
nonlt league v--ently had some nice
hings to sa-: about D. B's. playing
mdl next year will probably see the
Pickens~ boy ma a faster circuit thant
ADULT WORK AT D. A. R.
SCHOOL, TAMASSEE, S. C.
The adult school at Tamassee, the
D. A. R. school, conducted under
the direction of the State Depart
ment of Education, began work Mon
day,. August- first, enrolling fourteen
girls from several mill vlilages for
On the evening of"August 2nd an
enthusiastic community meeting was
held. The house was full to over
flow;., and much enthusiasm was
Mr. W. S. Cowan, a resident-'f the
community, introduced Miss Gray,
who then with Miss Mamie McLees,
the teacher in charge, explained the
nature of the work. Mr. Hughes, of
Walhal:., made a splendid address,
showing the advantages the adult
school offered. Miss Powers, of
Walhalla, gave several readings and
Miss Harrison sang. Adult school
songs were sung by all. Twenty
pupils from the community were
then enrolled, both men and women,
The dormitory girls and also the
girls and women of the community
have their school work in the morn
ing. In the afternoon a class in do.
mestic art will be conducted by an
extension worker from Winthro:
College under the direction of th
Home Demonstration Department.
The dormitory girls do all the
house work, but are arranged in ro.
tating groups. Miss Era Littlejohn
of Gaffney, is house mother, and di
reets and helps plan this phase of
Provisions have been donated to a
large extent by Walhalla and Seneca
The community, too, has sent in veg
etables and fruit, and has thus aide<
At night classes are held fron
eight until ten for the men, and fo
any wonen of the community wh
can not come in the morning.
An additional -teacher is to be ads
ed to the forg. This teacher
giving her service gratis and wi
help the pupils that are .doing- mor
Saturday nights community gath
erings are to be held and will b
altogether social in nature.
Sunday afternoons .there will b
preaching service, ministers fror
nearby towns will be asked to con
The possibilities of the school a
Tamassee are wonderful and wil
mean for South Carolina a better an<
a more enlightened people.
The people are indeed open mind
ed and the time is now. The grea
difficulty is the finances.
The South Carolina organizatior
of the D. A. R. have a great oppor
tunity here for "carrying on" in the
vacation and helping take the bloi
from the state map.
One dollar from each member
could finance the scheme for twc
months. Let them think of this for
SMITH FAMILY REUNION.
The friends andl relatives7 of J1ack ie
and Rhoda Smith, also th ! friendii
and relatives of HI. Glenn and ias-tha
White Smith are 'especially invite i to
attend a family reunion on A ugust
18 at the home of .James A. Smith,
six miles southeast of Ea;ley. L~et
everybody comec and bring well till ed
D. A. R.-U. D. C. MEETING.
A joint meeting of the Fort Prince
Gieorge chapter, D. A. R.. and Pick
31ns chapter, U. D). C., will be held at
he home of Mliss Edna Earle near
Pickenis Friday afternoon of this
aveek at 4 :30 p. mi. A most pleasant
ntig is anticipated and all mem
wrei of hot h chapters are urged to
REPO'RT GOOD BUSINESS.
Deis. Cureton and Yongue of the
ickens Drug Co., state that the re
:ent one-cent sale hel at their store
vias the most successful ever put Onl
~ede.' People from every soction of
~he county visited their store and
ook advantage of the bargains offer
Manager Christopher at Benson's
dlso states that business during their
lollar (lays far exceeded their ex
peetationsM andl the rush was so great
luring a part of S :afternoon
te' sales force wa - ait
pon the people. ./'
We have arranged to hold two
mIneeings on August 13 to discuss
the weevil situation in Piekens
prof. A. F. Conradi and Mi1 I .
Winters of Clemson' College are to
be here. Professor Conradi is the
best informed person in the state
or rather the South, when it comba
to knowing the weevil.
Mr. Winters is as we call him the
Billy Sunday of agriculture. These
men can t ell us something that is
Meeting at Pickens court house
Saturday, August 13, at 10.30 a. m.,
and at'Easley city hall at 3:00 p. m.
Let me insist on you coming out,
and bring your neighbor along also.
Yours very truly,
T. A. Bowen,
BOLL WEEVIL MEETINGS.
Friday, August 12, three meetings
will be held in Pickens county to dis-.
cuss the boll weevil situation and
consider the best means of resisting
the advance of these pests. W.-E.
Winter, called the Billy Sunday of
agriculture, will be at each of these
meetings with County Agent Bowen
and the meetings will be made in
teresting. Following is place and
I time of each meeting:
Dacusville, 10 o'clock a. m.
Ambler, 2:00 o'clock p. im.
Martin, 5:00 o'clock p. m.
ORDER CLOVER SEED.
Put in your order for clover seed
at once. Crimson clover will cost
is this. season around 8 or 9 cents do
)livered. ' dditvenience dot ftM..
e ers I um askiig the following pa 4jn
to take orders for seed, and the lat
ter part of next week I will vLait
a them and -ascettain amount wanted.
To get the best prices we must buys
1i Pickens---A. M. Morris, J. W. Hen
- dricks, S. B. Edens, J. M. Garrett.
Six Mile--J. A. Roper.
Norris-C. C. Burroughs.
Liberty-,T. R. O'Dell.
I Easley-Oarrison- Wyatt, Finley &
Dacusville.-J. P. Jones, N. B. Wil
T. A. Bowen, County Agent.
The annual reunion of the family
of E. S. Griffin was held Tuesday,
Aug. 2nd, at the home of Mr. and
IMrs. Geo. H. Hendricks, three miles
north of Easley.
The large shady grove which con
tainedi seats and tables was an ideal
spo)t for a sgathering of tIfis kind,
Twelve of? the thirte en children,
forty-two of the forty-six gra ndchil
drenz and six of the seven great
grandchildren were present. 'Those
of the inunedilate family who enjoy
edi the occasion were Mr. and Mrs.
E. S. Griflin, of Greenville county; Mr.
anid Mrs. L. 0. Lathem, of Easley;
Mr. and Mrs. 'W. A. G. Jameson, of
Anderson county; Mr. and Mrs. W/ar
ren Griffin, of 'Birmingham; Mr. anid
Mrs. Stokely Farr, of Knoxville; Mr.
and Mrs. Allen Rankins, of Green-.
v'ille; Mr. and Mrs. J. HI. Hendricks,
Mr. and Mrs. T'. B. Richey, of Birm
ingham; Mr'. and .1!rs. W. E. Free
nman, o)f G;reevl'oj ; .\lr. and Mr..
M iss Kate Griir. of ('har'lestoni; Mr.
John. Griffin, of Helena, Montana;
andr Mr. anid .\r'r.. W. D). Whitten, of
Besides these anid their famnili es, a
number of relatives anrd friends were
present. The picnic dinner, of which
there wajs an ab~undance,' was one of
the most eznjoyabld events of the day.
.The neOxt reno will be hold at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Griffin in
Greenville county on the first Tues
dlay in August. 1922.
We are requested to announce
that Rev. J. A. Anderson will preach
at Twelve Mile Baptist church on the
second Saturday night in August.
The' public' is cordially invited.