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VOLUME .51NUMIBER 35 PICKENS, S. C., DECEMBER 22 1921 -sz
That the Pickens-North Carolina
highway will be open to the public
for travel in 1922 is the opinion ex
pressed by County Supervisor J. T.
McKinney. Nine miles of this road
-from Pickens to Price's store-has
been graded and topsoiled, the work
being done by the connty chaingang
under the direction of Mr. McKinney.
Approximately twelve miles of the ro I
remains to be built before it reaches
the North Carolina line. The county
chain gang will be kept at work on
the road, but in order to. expedite its
completion so that the people may
get the benefit of it as early as
practicable it is more than likely that
part of the work will be let out by
contract to some company that can
put a steam shovel to work in the
The State Highway Commission
recently appropriated $40,000 to Pick
.ens county for use on this highway,
and the local tax for the road this
year will approximate $45.000. This
will give a total of $85,000 for the
completon of the renaining twelve
miles of the road.
Several members of the State High
way Commission have inspeeted the
new road route and they are greatly
impressed with its importance and
the good work being done on it, and
this accounts for the second liberal
appropriation they have made for it.
The importance of the Pickens
North Carolina highway cannot be 1
estimated. When it is completed
there will be a good road from Au
gusta, Ga., via Pickens into the heart
of Western North Carolina, and this
will be the most direct route to this
famous section for tourists from lower
South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.
Besides this it will open up for de
velopment a fine section of Pickens
county which has heretofore been cut
off from the rest of the world on
amount of no way to get in and out.
"With the completion of the road
the upper section of Pickens county
through which it passes will develop
at a rapid rate. Summer homes and
probably hotels will be built, and the
farmer will be afforded a way to
get 'their produce to market. The
road will add much wealth to' the
county, and is undoubtedly the fore
runner of a railroad across the monn
Information has beeni received in
Pickens that Transylvania county will
build a hard surface road from Bre
vard to Rosman and the contract is
rea.dy to be let. This will form a
link in the. Pickens-Brevard road.
Neiv Pickens-Walhalla Road
Speaking of roads in P'ickens coun
ty, another imtportant road is pro
f osed and will more th.an likely be
built withIina th Intext year. TPhis is
a road front P ickents to Walhtalla by
waly of Old Pickens. Ocone1 coun ty
Shas alreacdy let thte contract for the
building of its part of thte road from
West U nion to Old P'ickens and work
on . it htas begu n. Thte lenigtht of the
P'ickents et unty part of this road will
be about fouirteent ttiles, but half of
is i.s alr eady int good coandIitiont. Two
roiutes htave breen suggested for the
read, one by way of Gaup Ilill c-hure-h
which route wvouhil require t he build
ing of not liggds, andt oniet by way of
Six M ile.< ''Ithas nttt bretn defititely
.eelded wvhicht route thbe roatd will go.
Ravenc~el's Bridge lRoad Open
Trhe niew Ravenel's bridge road ntear
Clemson College was oisened I t tw
putblic about three weeks ago antd is.
a great improvementt over the old
low road. The road was raised -on
siiderably by filling in and is now
passable at all times of the year.
Pickents and Oconee countIes shar-ed
-equally the expense of this work, as
Sthe toad is pa~tly int both couities.
Roads In Gooud Condition
TPhe year .lust drawing to a close
-hats seen much work done on the roads
of Picktc:is county. There are about
2,000 miles of *road in thtis county,
eighty'tive mtiles being top~soledl. All
theo roads wet-e worked during the
yeatr antd ptractically all are int first
Twoniy years ago it tookprc
tically two dasys to make a trip from
Pickens to Greenville and bacek, arnd
it watsa dany's drive from here to
Holly Springs chur-ch aund returnt. Nowv
one may go -- Greenville, transact
ompleted in 1922
business and be back in Pickens with
in three hours, while the trip to Holly
Springs and return may be made in
little more than an hour with perfect
case and safety.
Thus does Pickens progress in good
roads aks well as education. In fact,
the two go hand in hand.
GOV. COOPER'S ROAD PROGRAM
Proposes State Spend $34,000,000 For
Roads in 6 Years
When the General Assembly meets
next month Governor Cooper will
present for the consideration of the
legislators a plan to expend $34,
000,000 in a road buiding program
covering at period of six years. The
idea dloes not contemplate an increase
m the state levy. The plan proposed
is to build 4,000 miles of improved
roads, 600 miles of which will be hard
The sources of the revenue to be
u-std in the road building project are:
Federal aid for the next six years,
$6,600,000; an increasol automobile
license so as to produce $1,300,000 a
year, which would be $7,800,000 in
six years; approximately $6,200,000
from the two-mill property tax al
ready on the tax books; approximate
ly $:,400,000 from a tax of one cent
a gallon en gasoline; and a state bond
issue of $10,000,000.
Details Of Plan.
Under the plan 2,000 miles of soft
surfaced roads would be constructed
to cost around $10,000,000, including
minor bridges and culverts. 600 miles
of hard surfaced roads including
grading, minor bridges and culvert,
et,., to cost around $10,000,000; iil
the state highway bridges not yet
provided for would be built at ap
proximately $5,000,000. The plan
would provide a sufficient mainten
ance- fund of about $5,000,000 for the
six year period; provide around
$1,200,000 to maintain the state high
way department for six years and
interest and sinking fund (if $1,800,
000 for the bonds.
MR. JOHN H. HAGOO)
Mr. John H. Hagood, one of Pick
eis counties most estimable sons,
died at his home at Lima, Greenville
cuneuity, Wednesday, December 15, in
the eighty-third year of his life.
lie was a son of the late Col. Benj.
Hlagood and wife Adaline Ambler, and
it brother of Col. James E. Hagood.
Ile was horn at the old lagood es
tate live miles north of Pickens in
1889 and continued to live there until
iabout 1887 when he moved to Grpn -
Mr. H agood was a galIant Confel
'aIte soldi ecr, serv ing throughout the
tour years of the war with conspicui
14us bratvery. H1 was a member of
Cc'. II, 4th S. C. Infantry, Capt. RI.
Y. IH. Grift'in; this C2o. being mustered
inlt( service~ by, ('01. .J. H. E. Sloan at
I mgi~r's miuste r ground' near the
Jeremiah I .ooper plalce.
The story of the struggles of the
brave men of 1 'iekens county taking
part in manty of the most terrible
battleIs of the war fronm, and includ
ing, F"i r.st M anaissats to the sutrrendler,
is at story oaf which any nation wold~
be 1roud, and their brave ry and hero
ismn is at prlieless her itage to theiri
Mr. Haigood inarriedl Miss - Lizzie
Goodwain,' i of G reeniliIle county,, andio
is .survived b~y three sonts and three
IFor many monthls he was a helpless
nvalid, but his pattience and fortitude
antd keena interest in everything and
every one made a visit to his bedside
l'mieral services were conducnt'd
by his pastor, Rev. Mr. White of
.Jaicksron Grove Methodist church, at
the home on lFriday, and interment
followed in the Lima cemetery.
The folloawing IPickens counity ment
have been drawn to serve onl the
petit jury in IFederal cou rt which wvill
conv'ene in Greenaville on January 9,
IFrst week : J1. T. Gatssawvay, Cen
Iey; John Wilson, I ,iherty, .1. M.
Pieckens- P. 0. Wilso( 'otoCho..
e mdej;o r
Fm Ate : .a
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And n ac rixn
ie just 1 le an h
avtt tha me
you der ten' Ib
,Fall o od ift th
Go d healt , a d wve' 11
Ghe 1ast or p re ;
t e lese a rc h e o e ly e
hen candler brih
And you will find ny
ied twith a memo7
SCHOOL TRUSTEES ORGANIZE.
County Association Formed At Meet
ing in Court House Saturday.
School trustees of Pickens county
met in the court house last Saturday
and organized themselves into an as
sociation in order that they might
work together and accomplish more
good. Following officers were elect
cd: Marcus O.:,Looper, president; 'T.
A. Stewart, vice piresidc:lt; C. C. 1k:'
roughs, secretary.- Superintendent
Clayton was instructed to appoint al
committee of three to draft a consti
tution for the association and he ap
Pointed Messrs. \V. L. Matheney, J.
R. Martin and H. E. Seaiborn.
The organizaition having bec'n con
I'letcd discussions of some importanV
questions was take' up and nmeh i4
tea est n1nifested by the trustees in
their work and the welfare of their
First, the association went on re- I
cord as favoring at revision of our
tax system, and1( a resolution was
drawn to that effect and will be pre
sented to the legislative delegation
of Pickens county.
It was also decided to ask the
local I legislative delegation to have a
bill passed requiring all Pickens coun
ty teatcherjs to attend~ theit aninual
techlers' inlst iturte and1( thle monthliy
Thle dlelgatio w(11~ ill also be asked
to have' a bill piassed requ iring all
publ,1ic. school0 teac hers ini Pickens c'ouna
ty to~ teachl or' be at the schlu hiouse
niet les~s t hani seven hours a1 day'.
A resclut ion elf thanks wais adloptedi.
than1 k ing ouir repr~esenitat ives fo~r their
l;ast t'lorts ini behalIf of' t he schools
not4 onily of P'ickenis cotunty', but of
thle stat~e at large.
TI'he mecetinjg was well att Iendedl andi
buit for the v'ery inclement. weatheret
here w ou ld hav~e been a 3arigeri at1
instie. and1( it is evidlent thBat th le sc'hool
tru'Iste '(of icjkens county aret detter'
nin ued to make our' schtotl sy stemn
the verly best, in thet state.
Re'presentat ive J. S. Leo0pard' was
pr'esent and1( took par't in the dlisciis
NORIRIS (GRADED SCHOOl. HONOR
1ROLL FOR NOVEMBER~I
lFirst (Grade-Sybil Gilstra p, Martha13
Boroug hs, Thelma Garrett, lolye Gil
strap, Addie Robinson, Isaac C'antr'ell,
Seconad Gr'ade.-Harold Gainl'es,
C'lyde Owens. James Whiten, M\!ick
Ier WVhiteni, M~attie .Jo MWVhor'ter,
F"rances Bolding, Elza .Johnison, 1Flora
Glove'r, Mal y Gillespie, Roy Ent rekin,
Th'i Ird Griadle-Furman B'iiIiin1gsley,
Clenljson Billingsley, Robe'rt Johnlsonl,
F"ourthI GradeI- *-Car'ly'l Clay Ion.
Sixth Glade.--W"illie Grace 1 1lli
na:x. AEJdie' Lee Johnston.j
ease 1 1
ec~ b -
pit of,,' to )c , . 4.
.7 / 1P AJ
vet" 4) br ..
arft of t
t S El 1clgaiFarmer
BOYS HAD 'CFEAT 31EE1ING
County Corn Club Poys Enjoy )ay
Fcrty inemibers of the Pickens coun
ty corn clubs of Pickens, accompanied
by eight of the boys' fathers, attend
ed they anual1, corn club meeting in
Pickens on 1) cember 10 and end3oyed
the day -.immensely.
The ilay's program consisted of the
corn exhibits, free picture show, free
dinner at tile Pickens Inn and talks
by Mr. 13. 0. Williams, assistant
state agent for boys' club work, and
Prof. L. M. Hiauknight of Easley.
eMiltoi Sutherland, soil of Ar. amd
A rs. A. C. Sutherlnul of I'lumplkin
own, won first prize of $5.00 in gold
for best ten-"ar cxhibit. Young
Sttherland also w4on two first prizes
on1 .his coi n at the reelt Easley fair.
11 is said to be an itl'al club men
b , not only work ims h3ard, but at
tending all his club leetings.
Walter 1Willians, son of Mr. and
MIs. John WIilliamls ot the Minl see.
tiojn, won recond p'ize of .2.00.
Perry Nix, son of Mr. and A rs.
Jim Nix of' the I.ong liranch com
mnllity, won third p4rize. of $1.00.
The boys' (lub work in Pickens
c'unIIity was unul1sually successf'ul thisj
yeai, many of the parents are co-op1
erating with the boys, ad prospects
for thet work in 1922 are brighlte(st
sin1ce organfizsat ion. At p re'sent t here
are'( five clubs Ut? tis county with
C'ount y . Agen t- lIow wt V.ishes~ to(I
thank the banuk*'rs and mer(chlants of
Pi 'lse'ns who)'I urishe I i the1 m14 3)oney
PICKE lNS COL*NTY' GEl;TS NOlHAI A.
A' normal tra*ining Ie her) was Vi~ obl
taIined' for l'iekens counity hect Tlhursi
.lay when1') Stuperint endetli of ildaca
tion C'layton app)(4ere before thew
State H4oard( (of Educ(at in) ini 41'4lum
.1ia and)4 pre'sented his .htim. ini per')
Tlhe normIalI trainuing teiachner will
be located at the )',asley high school
31d( will give her ser'vice to the en
Lie c (ounlty the year)1 iround)4. 11 er dhu..
ties will be to trinii t eliciers and(
prospeotive teace(rs so that they may
be more eff'icient in their work. Re
sides her r'egUberl ('-h4ss at the~ Easley
high school she wvillI organ41ize spring
ad fall classes in tihe c'ouunty for
any who wish to improv themse 1n~lves
in) teacehinig, af+ well as5 those5( whoe an5
salary wvill be pahllil Iby tile state.
As yet no) teacher3 14) ha '4'Ibeen l em
lI(yed, but several4 appl icaItions are')
heinhg conhsideed and14 it is hoped4.4 t hat
the workIl maly blegin bIIy the first ofI
WVill 1.ny 20e for lrott 14n1 hugies
t wo(- horse MoIguiIljagons and4 I one'
h~ose1 likor'y waen s :. Biivens &
Pickens Leads In
ment As \
A reverd for the prose:uttiin of
crime, regarded by authorities as dis
tinctly unusual and sue.eessful. is dis.
elosd(1 in the annual report of David
W. Smoak, solicitor of the Thirteenth
Circuit. embracing Greenville and
Pickens counties, says the Greenvilk
The report which was finished last
week and mailed to the attorney gen
eral. shows that during the year 1921
Solicitor Smoak had disposed of 240
cases on the circuit. Of these 214
have been convicted and( 2G have been
ac(iuitel by a jury. -- '
Of the 2(i acquittedt a few were
found not guilty by consent of the
Solicitor, several by the direction of
the Court the Solicitor not contesting,
and others were tried with co-detfen
dlants who were convicted.
One hundred and seventy-six of the
240 cases disposed of belong to Green
ville cuity. Of these 154 were found
guilty and 22 were acquitted.
Pickens' t' nu> uuul Record
This is un.loubtely one of the best
vecords for conviction in the State,
but it was surpassed in Pickens Coun.
ty, the other county of Solicitor's
Smoak's circuit. In this Cot:r:ty (14
cases were disposed of, 60 were con
victed, and only four were turned
loose by the .iury. and of these four,
two were tried alome: with co.-defend
ants who were convicted.
Pickens county already leading the
state inl saluttion, problably leads ii
in law enforcement, with Ibut tw
outright acquittals during the year.
Twenty-Seven for Murder
Twenty-seven of the cases dispose<
of in Greenville County wer foi
murder. All of these defendants wer
males, 18 were white, 9 black. Tw
were found guilty of murder withou
re"commilendationt antid Were sentencei
to di eth by electrocution, both stay
ing the sentence cf the court by up
pealing to the Supreme Court. Tw<
(I hers. diew life imprisoment ill ti)
State P'ententiary, amid are their note
(loing time. Thirteen were found
guilty of maiinshaimi'"htt'er :'I got var
iois terIls ill the State l'viiteltialry
or upnm fit' rt'unty chain.i:an'c. Ten
wet.re actquoit ted.
Six oif the tel acquitted were p:s.
en es ill alI atutoim bile whithi kill
J a boy upon litoyl e. and werte
:retuitted as a ilItter of tou rst, by
lirec'tion if the court. tile solicitor
'onisentinp. whel it app'artd that
hey had absolutely nothingi to d1o withI
he contrle of the car. Thl driver of
he 'ar received a in is rial. This
lirettion of verdict, and tht' fact Ihat
mIc of th others acquitted of ni'ir
endants5 who were cotnV iii i., putlk
lownu to somelt ext ent thet pect''tage'
inifted for' miui'dtr duirini'e te riot'
.f thbe year, where ft' ol icitor tn
ested the i'a,'t.
vsfi nall di'it i sposedll ofli . tit lti i nil'tl
C'h.- .lat' (osell tcase was1 ai[4' tid
hele lbut ft' jury fail-d toi age
I I on rant ('a -'s.
lrlthI of Stlic'itor Smonkal's reurd't for
lie yeari. Tlhe' fact is thIa t. .it' wieit
Itotitktt piobaly evrt seenl illtni' h' Ir
uit. Tlhe niewly estabilihedl county
-ou ILt, totok oil' h is Ihanrds t he miiinor
rials, but lt'ft him i with 'the .most
m'port anlt onelts, which were fiercely
ontestedi. Tihes' ieilude sotnie of thle
iost initeretstinig cases0 ever'I tried in
he circuit. Tlhe State againgT fond~
Jair'isoni, <Jake Gtosnell, the. two lHowv
'r's men0, Batson, Balowe'; C1tI'rky
inmart, Gibbs, Bartomn, Coggins, Stokes
ill of themi chargeeod wiithI 11 murder',
intd all of them ably detf'endettd -lig
Ionie of the best criinal laiw'rs of
Had Y ear F'uor ( rimliinrils
iln spite ouf this if has been..a had
vear ini the' thir'teethtt circu it for'
-riminalIs, few of thoitse who have e
lectetd ft standt triial, miakinig gooid
their varienls leas1. Prlobably nout
ovr se'veni or t'igi alse's s'tiumittted
It) a Iurv duiing the eniitiret''i Iouse
Veil As Education
of the year have resulted in a verdict
carrying no conviction whatsoever:
whereas 214 men and women charged
with crime have drawn from the lot
tery of justice punishment ranging
from death by electrocution to- fines
with the alternative of chain-gang
FARlMERtS MAY IIOIROW MONEY
::u.ch .lc ney Available IFor Loans On
Cotton, State tmm.inrtissioner Says.
Unlimite.1 funds are now available
through the United States war finance
corporation to the farmers of South
Carolina, according to information re
ceived from J. Clifton Rivers, stato
warehouise commissi'(ner,' by It. S.
Lon-, cot tin gradler ',;- the counties
of G( lel ii 4', Aniderson, Pickens and
.llr. L.ing, .ho nmkes his hiome in
Easley, believes that hindrds of
farmeis in the above nmed counties,
as well as thr(lghout the state, will
avail themselves 4f th'.' opportulity
to store their ceotton in a state wanre
house, at the same time burrowing
money to meet emergenc 'y expenises.
In the counties ov(r vhich Mr.
Long has jurisdiction there are 87
wairlehouses. whicth are members of'
-the state warehouses' system. These
range in size from 100 hales to morn
than 1,200 hales, the warehouse lit.
C(oiiestee in Creeuiv ille county beiig
the Iargest in the district. Mr. Lonw
listimates that about 10,000 bales ot'
Cotto(n are stored in tie vsrius war e
houses in this district.
Acct;rling to the information oh
tained from the state warehouse
I commissioner by Mr.. 1.on3g the money
to be loaned through the hanks of
this state by the war illlce (orpo r -
tion, ean he seenrted at : 1-2 per cent
t interest, pIus a fee of two ier ( cent
1 whicb is char:t'gel by the bainiks hand
- ling the I(ioan. The liolney (nn1 he ;(
- cured by pulltting l the ncgotiable
Of the 87 war'ehouses in this dlis
trict, eight ive 1)een electe d dmring
the Ires'ent yeir . The state was 1i
vided into districts in AutgLust. An
derson, ( re( iville, I'iekens ani Oo
n tiee ((3 lnt s formting one of the 12
distriel in the state.
~ O)l.ENOV NEWS II.:M1S
TI'lliver l'owell, a veter'an of the
Worl War, w1o has been at the hos
pital n '.Camp Sevier for serles)
m+( nth, has 1e1n dII.,ehar'ged amd is
now. at the home of his parents.
13. anad .\s. .lohn Rl) of Gains
vill-, (,:.. :tit- s)e(uing some time
with their. parents, \lr. :and( Alys, 1,..
Itle-ase, thet sonl of Mr'. and34 Mr s. 1'.
I''. etith, who, suffered a badhly brIok~eni
aw bone I wo'l we'e4ks aago. is nowy g'et
ting aliin. a' we'll as Irol he ex
II. l'. Ihnn3iit<1.n3I o'ear 1'iek('ns lis
ricentl lahsedi a3 Ipart of the .\:uark
.Jone(s farm311 here and34 hats moved'( here
.1. W. Ihilde, 3 bro4t her-in-law of
Mr . 113 lam iton haJs alsoI miov'ed hert'.
Ilie has rented1'I th Mr' ~s. Janlie \VeI
Ityan Kt'e itas accep(1ted wor413k wvith
Gree'nv'ilb-. Iii' is espe'cially missid
by thet y<(.un3g l3eople of th.'i.1....m3
Silas Simmons oitflnear Twelve' 'M ile
has rcen'ut 1'ly~ prchased' thet (114 Sim33
men~ts hiomle(t andi wtill move(4 to it
Th'le i-urican le Tiownsh$ ip SintginJg
'onlveniti4on will m(eet with M ountainl
Viewv churc3'h the fir'st iSundayv after
ntoont in Januar3:3iy at 2 o'clock.
Th~e Cetral1*3 Townushi p Siging con
venltionl will meet wvithi Camp Creek
church'e3 te fourth Sunlday in D~ecem
ber. All singing leaders invited.
. Marr'ied, Sunday, December' 18, .\i'.
J1. W. Tlurnei' and1( Mrs. D~ai ly Jonules,
both of Pickens3 'ounity. WV. S. GnattI
N. I '., paerformlied the ('er('me.n~y. The'
hlappy couple have the best wishes; of