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1KW THE OFFICIAL
OF THE FOOTHILLSP OF PiCENS
YOL. 51, NUMBER 19 . PICKENS, S. C., SEPTEMBER 1, 1921. SUBSCRIPTO $15PEYAI
Be sure and read the notice tc
school trustees regarding hunting
licenses in this issue.
Mr. David Lynn, of Washington
D. C., is vaiting at the home of his
aunt, Mrs. I. Cox.
Miss Mildred Jonas, of Easley,
spent last week-end with Miss Essie
Miss Beryl Jameson, of Easley,
visited Miss Mary Helen Nealy last
Mrs. J. N. Hallum and children
left Thursday for Montreat, N. C.,
where they will spend the winter.
Martin Young, of Kings Business
College, Charlotte, N. C., spent Sun
day in Pickens.
Mrs. Paul Boggs and little son, of
Calhoun, are visiting relatives here
Miss Edna Earle, of Bennettsville,
has returned after sveral days -visit
to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
The Dacusville singing convention
will meet next Sunday afternoon at
3:30 b'clock at Cross Roads Balitst
church. Everybody invited.
Mrs. T. L. Bivens and children
have returned , to Pickens after
spending the summer at their sum
mer home at Lake Junaluska.
Mrs. A. B. Looper and little son,
of Charle3ton, S. C., are visiting her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Wel
Miss Edna Ramey and her sister,
Mrs. Ruth Nesbitt, of Norcross, Ga.,
are visiting at the home of Mr. J. T.
i\lrs. Sophronia Major and daugh
ter, Mary Major, of Piedmont, are
the guests of Mrs. A. S. Porter and
other -relatives here this week.
Hurricane township singing con
vehition will meet with Mile Creek
church next Sunday afternoon at 3
Dr. and Mrs. George D. Cureton
and children motored to Belmont, N.
C., last week and spent a few days
with Mrs. Cureton's parents.
If you know a news item of any
kind or an item that would d' Pick
ens and Pickens county any good,
let The Sentinel know about i'.
Joe Frank Fre'eman wecnt to At
lanta Truesdlay whler he wvill vi.;it
relatives for a few (lays, .en ro1.ta to
* Lexington, Ky., where he wll en;cr
the University of K~entucky.
Revival services will begin at"e
coaBaptist church Friday night,
Sept. 2, and wvill conve'ne through
Sunday andl bai-tizing fkundaiy at'
Rev. J. C. Diggs has returned
home after assisting Rev. D. P. Hud
son in a revival meeting at Bethel
Sand Rev. A. F. Jackson at Gap Hill1.
Good meetiungs are reportedl at both
Pickens seems to be on :the verge
of the greatest growth the town has
ever had and all of our citizens are
very optirnistic. The Sentinel con
fldently expects tq have the pleas
ure or announcing many substantial
improvements before this year closes.
-As the people of Pickens notice
T"4 th'e old Afihmore home, which has re
cently had a fresh application o''
white paint, their minds are turned
back to past years when this was a
social center for the young people
Miss NJaomi Diggs, daughter of
Rev, and Mrs. J. C. Diggs, of Pick
ens, will leave next Monday for
Char eston, W. Va., to acept a place
as aiMstant to th~e pastor of the
PIt t Methodist church there. Misi
has beeu teaching school i
da& ~ t seain. .
On Friday evening, September 9
there will be a free entertainment a
Bethlehem school house. If you
want to hear good speeches, song
and dialogues ""be sure and come
Some good music will be furnishe<
on the old time fiddles and banjoes
After the exercises we are going t<
have several cake-walks. Ice crean
will be sold. Remember the time
Friday evening, Sept. 9, 7:30 o'clock
Many improvements have recent
ly been made on Florence street
Mr. J. M. Gillespie has just had hi:
louse painted and some 'other im
provements made. 'Mr. R. L. Hen
derson has been making considerable
improvements on his home. Dr. J
L. Valley is having another story
and several new rooms added to his
house. Dr. Valley and family are
occupying the Gillespie house whilP
their house is being remodeled.
Regular preaching services will b<
held at the Pickens Baptist church
next Sunday nitrht at 8:00 o'clock
Pastor Cox. who has bee'n away a
month, will preach. The Baptist
church here granted iMIr. Cox a va
cation during th month of Augus1
and' he spent it assisting brother pas.
tors in revival meetings. He con
ducted a meeting at Antioch where
thre were 23 additions to the church
.::t Nine Forks where there were
bere were 23 additions to the church;
.: ven additions, and Norris, twenty
seven additions, making a total of
:dxty new members added to these
churches, besides a great revival
among the older members.
Tuesday night; August 23, at
the beautiful colonial home of Prof.
and Mrs. Richai'd Hallum, the ladies
'' the Baptist church entertained in
tormally in honor of Rev. and Mrs.
E. M. Ramsey, who l.aft last Friday
to make their home in Virginia.
During the evening Mrs. Ramsey de
lightfully rendered several vocal and
instrumental solos and Mr. Ramsey
brought forth peals of laughter witi
his reading, "Samantha." Miss Cle<
Hallum gave several readings whic
were enjoyed by all. Refreshing
punch and wafers were servd, and
before departing Mrs. Ramsey was
presented a. beautiful cameo pin,
gi'en by the children of the Baptist
church who will never forget the
good imlptussions and thoughts made
by her wln their leader and teach
cr, and a lozeni perfectlv lovely salad
forks given by the ladies. Prof. Hal
ium present ed these gift-.: w'it a
very appropriate speech.
W. C. MANN TO LOCATE IN
W. Clarence Mann, Esq., one of
the most prominent of Pickens coun
ty's young men, has decide(I to lo
cate in Pickens for the purpose of
pradticing law. lie expects to open
his office within a few days.
Mr. Mann, who is a native of
Pickens county, was reared at Six
Mile and received his primary edui
cation at the Six M~ile Baptist Acade
mii.'. In 1913 he won a scholarship
t>) the Univerjdty of South Carolina
a nd received his A. B. and M. A.
Cour' year':, an a::com-plishmnent tsel
dem21 attained. Hie was principr.l of
the Union high school in 1910-20,
r'etarn'inig to the University in 1920
and gr'aduating from the law depart
mein there in 1921. While at the
University of South Carolina Mr'.
Mann mnade a recordl that has not
been surp~assed at that institution
since its founding. He wvon the Gon
zales medal, the highest honor for
oratory nlt the university; he alsc
wvon the John T. Roddy medal, the
hgihest honor for debating. Be
sidles winning these and various other
medals, Mr. Mann won debates fron1
the University of Florida and Teni
nessee, but dlid not stop at this. H<
invadled the Nouth as the represen.
tative of the University of South
Carolina and won from debators o1
the University of N~e York by un
animous dlecision of the judges. Thc
Newv York debaters were picked fron
a studlent body of fifteen thousand,
ils string of debalting and oratori
cal victories while at the universits
numbered eighteen in a r'ow, and b3
virtue of these accomplishments h(
was elected as the best debater it
the university. Ini the first primar3
election of .1 18 Mr. Mann wat
elected a miember of the legislatur4
from Pickens county and his recor<
there Is well kniown to our people.
We welcomie him to Pickens an<
predict that h* Will become a lega
lieht of uch rtfllIaeo
NEW LAW FIRM.
S. B. Craig Associated With Keith,
Martin & Blythe.
The law firm of McSwain & Craig
which for several years has been one
of the most prominent in this section
has been dissolved, the reason being
that Mr. McSwain who was elected
to congress in the last election finds
that his duties as congressman will
take up, practically all of his time.
Mr. S. B. Craig, the other member
of the firm will hareafter have as
sociated with him in the practice of
law Messrs. B. F. Martin and E. M.
Blythe, of Greenville, and Oscar C.
Keith, oi Pickens. This will be one
of the strongest law firms in the
Mr. Craig, who is a native of Pick
ens county,,is well known of ail our
people and needs no introduction.
lie graduated from the law depart
ment of the University of South
Carolina in 1914 and since that time
has been located at Pickens where
he has been unusually successful in
the practio, of his profession. The
diligence and success with which he
looks after the interests of his cli
ents brings him increased business
Mr. Keith is a young man who
.radluated from the law department
of the University of South Carolina
this year. He is a son of Mr. and
Mrs. W. C. Keith, of near Pickens,
and a young man of much more than
ordinary poise and promise. For
tour years before the world war he
served in Uncle Sam's navy and dur
ing the war he was also a member
of the navy.
Messrs. Martin and Blythe are
Greenville lawyers of well known
reputation and will continue their
;Greenville office in connection with
the Pickens oilice. Mr. Martin is a
native of Pickens county. He at
tended Gordon Military school in
Atlanta, Furman University and the
University of Virginia, graduating
from the latter institution in 1895
and being admitted to the bar in
1898. He practiced in Anderson
eleven years and for the past twelve
years has been practicing in Green
Major Blythe is a native of Green
ville county and graduated from t.h
Citadel in 1981. He was an instruc
tor at Clemson College for three
years, and n1 1901 graduated in law
at the Univvrsity of Michigan. He
was colonel of the First South Caro
lin reginltet for al number of year.
amli comm.uanded that regiment on the
Texas border. lie was major in the
national mliitary service during the
last. year of the world war.
Whereas, Shady Grove church has
a membership of 10 memberd,, many t
of whom are not ill sympatiy with
the church and its work. Therefore,
as active members of the church, (Ie
siring to make Shady Grove a model
ehu rch, do resolve to set apart the
thirid Sunday in September' to revise
the church roll.
Every member is requested to be
Erinig dinner. p)repared to spend
Rev. H1. F. Wright,
We are very sorry to hear that'
Mr~s. Bell Bolding is ill at thi-s wvrit-I
ing andl hope for a speedy recovery.
Miss Ellen Tate visited Miss Enal
Miss Texie Cook and Miss Bertie
Mae Howe visited Miss Annie Mad
(dox one day last week.
Miss Cecil Young visited Miss Liz-j
zie and Annie Bell Entre kin recently.'
We are sorry that Mr. Will John-I
son's folks have moved from Norris
Miss Bertic Mae Howe visited
Miss Lydia Clary Friday of last
Mr. and Mrs. Jay Gilstrap had a
big birthday dinner last Sunday.
FOR SALE--Selgian bares.I
hav.e a resonable price on them.
Write for price. Goodman Rabbitry,
Calhoun, S. C. 15-pd
WANTED--TO trade a dry cow or
(beef cabtle, for a fresh milk cow,
IjAnn Gravley, Rouzte 4. Libarty, . C.t
The tri-county adult commeice
ment held at Clemson College, last
Saturday, August 27th, was the
greatest success of any that has ever
been held. One of the greatest
things accomplished was the entire
adult student body going on record
as favoring a strict compulsory edu
cational law, enfoyced by an attend
ance officer. Their views on the
question was that everybody's busi..
ness was nobody's bpsinss. There
fore an attendance officer was abso
lutely essential for the satisfa'ctory
enforcement of the law.
The spelling match between An
derson county and Pickens county
was a fifty-fifty affair. Anderson,
who was the challenger, won the first
match, while Pickens came back in
the second and did herself proud.
Mirs. E. R. Waldrop, of the Wolf
Creek school, was the winner for
Pickens county, while Mr. Loskosky,
of Anderson county, won in the first.
Mrs. Jim Hall, of the Ambler
school of Pickens county won first
place in the beginners readers con
test. A1rs. Hdll is 40 years old, has
been to school only 25 days in her
life, and is the mother of 15 chil
Mr. Sutherland, of the Pleasant
Hill school, won third place in the
one minute speaking contest. Mr.
Patterson, of Oconee, won first place
with Anderson a close second.
Th- Pleasant lill school won the
Mtate flag offered by Clemson on the
largest attendance present.
Pickens county made a good show
ing in all the contests and many be
lieved that she won all the first plac
L's except the one minute speaking
contest. However the judges saw
different and Pickens <j unty is con
t-nt with splitting fifty-fifty.
The preliminary contest for the
Pickens county schools was held Fri
day evening at the court house,
Most of the schools of the ecunty
were present and took part in the
One year's subscription to the Les
lie Magazine was given by the D. A.
R's. of Pickens to the best begin
ning reader. This was won by Mrs.
Jim IHall of the Ambler school. The
)est advanced reader was Mrs. E. R.
Waldirop of the Wolf Creek school.
\1r-. Hall and \Irs. Waldrop repre
ented P'ickenis connty at C'lemoson.
I'iie pri::e's for the t.wo spelling
n ~ wacs were given by Mr. Mary
Iiott and were won by Mir. \'est?r
Ioliday of the Pleasant Hill school
n the beginners seetian; Mirs. Norah
hones of the Wolf Creak school won
irst place in the alva'nced section.
Another contest that was quite in
eresting was the writing contest for
)eginners. Mr. Bluford Dbwitt
3lackston ofWolf Creek was the win
icir of this contest and was awarded
beautiful fountain pen.
A mbler' school, taught by Mirs. L.
.. Morgian, had th l arigest enroll
nent for the snmmer session while
W~olf Cr'eek had the largest average
i tendance. These schliools wer'e
~ward(edl a United St ates flag, on'
eing given by the WV. C. T. U's of
~ickens and the other by the firm
>f T. L. Blivens& Company.
The best one minute speech was
nade by Mr. Sutherland, of Pleasant
lill. The Keowvee D~rug Stoi'e gave
i'azor for this contest.
The summer campaign against il
iteracy has come to a close hut let
is not stop the work. Pickens
'ouinty, wvith a percentage less than
'lev'en, now leads the state. Let
very one who can help to keep her
her'e. If your wvork bi'ings you into
ointact with men or women who ('an
iot write their names, make it your
biusiness to see that they are taught.
Begin -now to plan foir an adult
school in yo'ur district for next year.
The teachers and trustees have done
splendid work this summer and are
to be commended.
GRACE METHODIST CHURCH.
Sunday school 10 a. mn. 11. E.
Preaching 11 a. mi. and 8 :00 p. m.
EIpworth League W'ednesday 8:30
Prayer meeting Thursday 8:00
If you are not worshipping else
where come and worship with us. A
welcome awalita you.
J. C. Digga Pasto
COUNTY SUNDAY SCHOOL CON
The Pickens county Sunday School
Association .will hold its annual con
vention at Cateeche.e Baptist church
September 10-11. Some of the pro
minent speakers at this convention
are to be Prof. Wim. S. Morrison, of
Clemson College; Mr. Furman Nor
ris, of Greenville; Mr. Leon C. Pal
imvr, of Spartanburg, and others.
The convention convenes Satur
day afternoon at 3 :30 o'clock, Sep
tember 10th, and closes Sunday
afternoon at 4:15, Sept. 11. Dinner
will be served on the grounds Sun
It is especially desired that every
Sunday school in the county shall
send representatives to this conven.
tion, for the success of the meeting
depends to a great extent on a good
representation from all parts of the
"UNCLE OSCAR'S" WIFE DEAD.
The readers of the Pickens Senti
nel who enjoyed the quaint, homely
humor of "Uncle Oscar's letters"
will sympathize with him in the loss
of his wife who died at their home
near Camden on the 18th inst.,
leaving her husband, Mr. A. H. Ar
nold, and eight children, the young
est a baby eight months of age,
whom she assigned to the care of
her sister, Mrs. C. W. Boggs, of Cal
houn, this county.
TO THE SCHOOL TRUSTEES OF
Dear Sirs: Heretofore the sale
of hunting license has put very lit
tle money in the school funds of
Pickens county. Last year Green
ville county received $2,770.20,
while Pickens county received
$307.35. If all who hunted had
bought license you see our schools
would have been greatly benetitted.
Therefore I am taking the liberty to
ask you as the trustees of Piekens
county to assist me in enforcing the
game laws and the purchasing of
hunting license in your district.
I will check up all agents selling
license for me and will furnish each
trustee a list of all who has bought
license up until Novec-uh r 1. 1921.
I will furnish the sheriYl. rural po
licemen and other oIlicers a list. Y. u
can readily see who has not pur
I trust to' have your hearty co.
operation in .this matter, ant, it will
greatly benefit our growing schools.
I express in advance my thanks
for all the assistance you can give
Yours very truly,
L. B. O'Dell,
Phone No. 5, Easley, S. C.
THE ALEXANDEP. ANNUAL RE.
TIhe Alexa:uc:': r'.il.o:1 .'ll con
renie Sepltembe-: 1 7, 1 92 I, nt the
A lex:ander' e'Cm :- neCar~ Littio
a. mn. )evoinalI cond-ictedJ by the
'bairimaon, 1 1:00 n. mn. F'err.ion by
Rev. WV. C. Nab;ora, 12 :00 m. An..
I'ualI addre..3 by I Ion. J1. RI. Ea~rlo,
and( to brI.: weall filled basket..
D. D. Ale.xander,
P. E. Alexander,
D). T. Alexander,
rstate in Pickens county which is
.avimg the tax patyers of the county
over $5,000 anntually. H~e thinks the
real estate assessmen~t in Pickena
county should be further reduced to'
make it equal withother counties of
the state. Right now Mr. Alexander
-more interestedl in the tax situa
tion than anything else which he ex
pects to come before the general as
sembly at the ap~proaching session,
and he intends to' lend his influence
to the .mide of tax reduction and the
very strictest economy, for the time
This is about all Mr. Alexander
would tell of his activities in the sen
ate, but we learn from inquiry
among others that he Is eea
Cay w among state senators and
that his specialty seems to be the
killing - '..jess bills. He gets
nore augha /-it of .the senate body
han any other member and has 'lit.
ire~ly laughed-. more than one bill -
if of the. caled
Senator Frank E. Alexander, of
Pickens, was found dead in his bed
at Whitewater Inn, in the Jocassee
valley of Oconee county, last Friday
morning about 11:45 o'clock, where
he had gone the day before to rest
for several days. The body was
taken to Seneca and prepared for
burial and brought to Pickens where
the funeral and burial was held Sat
urday, the funeral being conducted
by Rev. H. A. Knox, of Liberty, as
sisted by Rev. F. T. Cox and Rev.
J. C. Diggs, of Pickens. The fol
lowing friends of the late senator
acted as pallbearers: Messrs. C. L.
Cureton, B. Lewis, W. E. Findley,
0. T. Iinton, Jubal O. Williams and
.J. R. Robertson. One of the hitg
est concourses of friends that ever
attended a funeral in Pickens was
present to pay the last sad rites.
'rhe deceased is survived by his wife
and three children as follows: Rich
ard, of Anderson; Robert, of the
University of Georgia, and Edward,
Senator Alexander was one of the
best-liked, biggest-hearted and most
public spirited citizen of Pickens
county and the entire county was
shocked beyond expression when the
sudd m and unexpected news of his
death became known. le had been
n very .bad health for nearly a
year and do)ctors had pronounced
that he was suffering from the
sleeping sickness diseIase, but for
-evaral weeks before his death it was
thought his condition was improving
and his many friends had strong
hopes of his ultimate recovery. But
God in IIis all wise wisdom knows
The following sketch of Senator
Alexander's life was recently pub
Frank E. Alexander was born near
Saluda river, in Dacusville township,
Pickens county, February 20, 1869,
his ,parents being Richard Henry and
Salle McKenzie Alexander, among
the best people this county has pro
dtueed. He was reared on the farm
and attended the common schools of
h section. When nineteen years of
age he went to Piedlmtont to clerk in
the general m nechanrdise store of his
grand(f ather. I'. E. 1ec enzie. le
-tared at Piedmont twelve y :ars and
i 89-1 was m:rriei to M1iss Sallie
I)nald, of 1)ue \\'es, dal ug-er of
Mary Richey and Dr. John F. )on.
ald. Fron 1ied mont Ir. Alexander
.ent to Anderson 1:s salesman for
the Poples Furniture Co., and in a
short time became a member ot that
fitm, remaining a member until after
he moved to Pickens in 1917. He
also became interested in the real es
tate business while in Anderson, first
wit h the AndersoI Real Estate and
investmentf Co. and later with Ren..
(edyv & A lexand(er'.
Mr'. Alexanrii lost his firs: wife
by death in 1910. In .June, 1917. lie
"as married to Miss A da Cra .r',
dauagh ter oif Nancy Al lgood ar Wm. t
Craig of Pickens county.
Sen ator' Alecxander e has thIree sonr,
all by his first wife. One son was
in the 30th dlivision,, U. S. A., and
saw considlerale fighting in F''rnce
dti rig the World War. lie r'eceived
a bullet woundl anrd was gass d udur
rig the breakinrg of the Ii indenbu rg
line, and is now in a govern menit
hospital near Asheville. lHe rec'eiv
ed medtils for bravery fromi both the'
United States anrd Grneat llrita in.
Another son was in the navy (luring
Mr. A lexanrder has a long line of
dlist iaguishedl ancestors. 11 is father
wa a captain in the Confederate
army and liany people now living
r'emlember himt as one of the best
citizens this counity has prodlucedl.
Another ancestor was Col. Elias
Alexander, of' Mecklenburg, Nor'th
Carolina, a signer of the Mecklen
burg Declaration of Independence,
andl famous (luring Revolutionary
times as a soldier anrd wit. F'rank
E. Alexander inhei'ited many of the
fine qualities of noble ancestors.
'Mr. Alexander was elected to the
State Senate fronm Pick rns county,
in 1918, the first time he ever held
public office. When pressedi to tell
something of his work in the Sen
ate he modestly insisted that it would
be better to wait until he had servedi
out his entire term. He admitted,
however, that he was proud of his
work in obtaining a reassessment by
the state tax commisian of theal4