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A NEWSPAPER WITH A CONSCI ENCE
VOLUME 51-NUMBER 42 PICKENS, S. C., FEBRUARY 9 1922
Driving Out Illiteracy Faster Than
Any Other State
The State Department of Education
assisted by the Illiteracy Commission
has made a vigorous fight against the
illiteracy which exists in- our State
and now that the census figures for
1920 have been published it is a mat
ter of just pride that South Carolina
leads the Union in reducing her per
centage trom 25.7 per cent in 1910 toj
18.1 per cent in 1920. In rank among
the stites, South Carolina still main-I
tains ho next to-bottom place, rank
ing bf ow every state save Louisiana.
In ite illiteracy the State has
climl d from third place from the
bottCpi in 1910 to sixth place in 1920,
nowj'1 anking above New Mexico, Lou
isinl North Carolina, Tennessee and
Keii ucky. In negre illiteracy, .the
Stae ties with Mississippi for third
place, maintaining the same position
of 1910. While this record testifies
to the work which the public schools
and the schools for adults have been
doing, there is yet much work to be
dcone before we can rank with many
of our sister states. Iowa records the
lowest illiteracy, 1.1 per cent, while
Louisiana records the greatest, 21.9
per cent. In nine states less than 2
per cent of the population was illit
erates while in ten states (South
Carolina included) the per cent was
ten and over.
Pickens county now registers the
least illiteracy in the State, 10.7 perj
cent. Greenville county comes second
with 11 per cent while Berkely reg
isters the highest illiteracy *F.4 per
cent with Jasper county next highest.
33 per cent. The data for Pickens
<ounty are as follows: Total number
illiterates 2,118 or 10.7 ' per cent.1
Number white illiterates 1,175 or 7.21
per cent. Number negro illiterates
942 or 27.2 per cent.
According to the 1920-1921 report
to the State Superintendent of Ed
ucation 11,250 pupils were enrolled in
the 428 schools during the past year.
Thirteen counties (Aiken, Anderson,
Cherokee, Colleton, Darlington, Green~
ville, Greenwood, Pickens, Richland,
Spartanburg, Sumter and York) en
rolled over 300 pupils. Spartanburg
lcd the State with an enrollment of
1,349, Anderson came next with 933
pupils while Greenville took third
place with an enrollment of 735 pupils.
Only seven counties in the State re
ported no work.
Practically 2,000 pupils were perfect
in attendance. In the first grade
there were 4,130 pupils while 3,436 of
this number learned to read. For in
,struction of these pupils the State
paid $3.85 per white pupil and $1.36
per negro pupil.
Some schools wjre in session
throughout the entire year. During
the Winter' thd~ work wvas pushed
among the mill villages andl in small
towvns, while the summer months were
largoly devoted to the "Lay-by''
.sehools in country districts. The
teaching in the winter wvas principally
done b~y (lay teachers at night wvhile
during the summer special teachers
wore employed to dlevo their entire
time to the wo~rk. Schools wvere usual
ly taught in the public schools, .altho
some were held in churches and
some in home~s. Wherever a group of
pupils and a teacher couldl meet, there
a school was formed.
The figures just given for State and
County demonstrate the wvorth of the
adlult wvork. The fact that 2,000 p)upils
(lid not miss a session signifies the
7keen desire of the adult to acquire
learning. Trhey came to school after
a hard day's wvork through winter's
cold and summer'hgat and struggled
good natureedly over their lessons.
Often a teacher or visitor would hear
them express genuine regret that they
had been deprived of an education in
youth but they received in the oppor
tunity now given them by the State
and weare happy in thp thought that
empulsory edaceation now makes it
possible for children to grow up with
educational advantages. The greatest
good whiich is coming to the State
from thir work Is not to be found in
the fact that many p~eople are learning
to read and write but that the adult
pupils are awaking to a larger real
ization of their duty to the community
and State. 'Ithey no longer feel that
they never had a chance and further
their example of attending school is
causing many persons with little ed
ucation to pull dawn their books, who,
if left to themselves, would have fallen
The figures complied from the re
port show that Pickens county ranks
14th among the counties of the State
in pushing this phase of educational
work. There were organized in the
county 16 schools with a total enroll
ment of 290 pupils, taught by 20
For the whites: No. of schools 14,
enrollment 253, pupils per school 17,
average attendance 170, perfect atten
dance 48, pupils in first grade 132,
pupils in second, third and fourth 85,
pupils in fifth, sixth and seventh 36,
taught to read 87, taught to write 89,
average term in days 214. The 17
teachers doing this work were employ
ed at a cost of $37.70 per teacher or
$2.53 per pupil.
For the negroes: No. of schools 2,
enrollment 57, pupils per school 28,
average attendance 53, perfect atten
dance 31, pupils in first grade 30,
pupils in the second, third anu fourth
27, pupils in the fifth, sixth and sev
enth 0, taught to read 24, taught to
write 14, average terms in days 48.
The 3 teachers doing this wcrk were
employed at a cost of $20.00 per
teacher or $1.09 per pupil.
Married, on Monday the 30th, ult.,
about 6 p. m. at the old matrimonial 1
nmill. Mr. James W. Kelly of Central 1
R. 3 to Miss' Mallie Hooker of Da
cusville R. 2. J. Alonzo Brown, N. 1
P. at the throttle. The groom is a
promising young farmer and as this
is his second matrimonial voyage (he
was a widover) he is not a novice
in providing for his household and
while we venture the assertion the
young bride will find the home well l
supplieyd with the luxuries and nec
essaries of life, she will also find
four little "bright promising faces
waiting to call her "ma"
Judging from the pleasing count
enance and quick maneuvers of the
young bride we believe the task will
be as succesfully carried out as the
Trusting that the happy couple
may always be able to keel) the briars
and thorns out of their path and that
the effervescence of the honey suckle
and the roses may always continue to I
send forth sweet fragrance is the 1
prayer of the old miller. B.
,On Friday afternoon Feb. 3, Mr.
Carl Jones and Miss Honor Hendicks
were happily married at the home of
Dr. Geo. W. Quick in Greenville.
The bride is the attractive (laugh- ]
ter of Mr. and Mrs. George Hen- I
dricks of near Easley, while the
groom is the youngest son of Mr. t
and Mrs. E. L. Jones of Pickens I
They wvill make their home with
the latter's parents, where the groom
is engagedl in the merc~antile business.
Many friends are extending them
congra tuLla tions.
Married on February 5, 1922 at
the residlence of M. F. Hester Mr'.
Clarice Pace and Miss Annie Grant,
both of Pickens. Mr. Pace is a son
of Mr. Ben Pace of the Griffin sec-]
tion who is a prosperious farmer.]
The bride is a daughter of Mr.
Charley Grant who is a boss mechan
ic on the public highway. After
the marriage the bride and groom
were motored to the home df the
groo)(m where a nice repast wvas
awaiting thei. M. F. Hester, N. P.
performed the marriage ceremony.
PICKENS PRISONER MADE AT
TlEM PT TO ESCAPE FROM
Columbia, Feb. 1.--Authorities at
the state petiitentiary last night
foiled an at tempt of two prisoners
to em;ape. Tfhe windows to the cells
have two sets of har's, and the pri
soner's had alreadI~y remoUved( one set.
The mien wvere Wade HI. Ballew, of'
Pickens, se'nt up last Jun0 for six
years after having been convicted
of mianslauightei', and Orville War
mack, scrying a sentence of three
years for grandl~ larceney from Wii
The prisoners are employed in the
chair factory and had smuggled
some tools into their cells yesterday
afternoon1 in leaving the factory.
Oh! for some delightful dusty days.
WILL PAINT CHURCHES FREE.
Mr. Mathews Makes Liberal Offer
to Country Churches.
Editor The Sentinel: I see so many
rural churches needing painting, and
because there is no rush on in my
line now, I am going to offer to paint
some of these churches free.
Here is my proposition: To the
first rural church of each denomina
tion in Pickens county that accepts
my offer I will put on two coats of
paint free of charge, the church
furnishing the paint. The pastor,
Sunday school superintendent or trus
tees may get any kind of paint they
wvant and from anybody they please,
and as soon as they notify me they
want the work done I will do it free
f charge, provided it is the first
:ountry church of that denomination
iccelpting my offer. Offer open to
ill country churches of all denomina
ions but only one chuch of each de
iomination painted free.
In order that all churches may have
in equal show I will not eount any
;ffer until after the first Sunday af
er this notice appears in The Pick
I hope this offer will induce the
ountry churches in our cohunty to
'e some much needed interest in
..e appearance of their buildings,
nost of which are so hungry for
aint that they resemble barns. I
;hink the people will attend church
etter if the buildings look nice.
W. A. Mathews.
HONOR ROLL FOR PICKENS
First Grade.-Ben Craig, Naomi
Xlexander, Mary Darsey, Julia Fin
ey, John Galloway, Corinne Hinton,
Maggie Jones, Doris Lewis, Tommy
Mauldin, Allene McDaniel, Thelia
Newton, Thomas Valley.
Second Grade.-Freddie Clayton,
Edith Cov, Josie Craig, Katrine
Finney, Ernest Folger, Mac Folger,
John Hallum, Grace Jewell, Sarah
Johnson, W. A. Mathews, Elizabeth
McDoniel, Vester McFall, Marion
[Tealey, Ben Partridge, -Sarah Suth
Third Grade.--Ben Cox. Arthur
Draig, Catherine Davis, Estelle Dur
iam, Emily Gravely, Annette Hes
;er, Calhoun Hinton, Elizabeth
Fourth Grade.-Eugenia Cox, Julia
olger, Earle Findley, Etienne Gue
im, Elizabeth Holden, Laura Robert
on, Sarah Stewart, Leora Hender
Fifth Grade.-Billy Cantrell, Laura
i3raig, Lillian Gravely, Earle Lewis,
)eborah Mauldin, Mary Mauldin,
Sixth Grade.-Mary Gravley, Vir
einia Lewis, Elinor Mauldin, Frances
Seventh Grade.-Edith Hames, Hel
!n Langston, Margaret Lesesne, Nan
\Tewton, Margaret Valley.
Eighth Grade.--Linnie Cantrell,
E'lizabeth Cureton, Lucile Davis, Eula
?ravely, Lucile H-allumi, Emma Jones,
Ninth Grade.--Margaret IRivens,
MIary Cureton, Beulah Gravely, Mar
'in Gravely, Ruth Gravely, Cleone
Tewell, Nita Bell Johnson.
Tenth Grade.-Theylia Clayton,
Katherine Cureton, Horaece Gravely,
Paul Gravely, Velnma Gravely, Artie
Eleventh Grade.-Edna Willis.
aran Ada Keith, Nannie Morais.
FIONOR ROLL MARTIN SCHOOL.
First Grade.-Cela Chappell, Pau..
ine Collins, Preston Chappell, Wyatt
[Durham, Elizabeth F'ow, Irene Humd
son, D~oyle Jones, Queen Esther Kel
ley, Loreno Mart ii', Ollie P'owell,
B~ruce Simmons, Coot ie Thomas.
Second Grade.-Columbus Adams,
Waco Cronshawv, Ha rriett Few, Paul
TIhirdl Griade.-Viola (Collins, lHattie
Few, Firb HuIidsoni, Edna Sinmmons,
Vivian Spearmian, Eugene Powell,
Fourt h Grade.--Nor'ene Adlams,
Nathaniel Graviey, Grove' Martin,
[Biddlie Massen'rale', LilIialleI Robertson,
Lois Sinmmons, Th edore Spearmanllf.
Fifth Grade.-]da MaUe A iken, Carl
Pe'w, Lowell Jones. J1. B. Robertson,
Flossic Roper, Willie Mae Trhiomas.
Sixth Grade.-Morene. F'ew, Grace
Hudson, Ada Hunter, Lola Kelley,
Flizabeth Martin, Rosalee Spearman.
Seventh Grade.-Mattie Mac Few,
Eighth Grade.-Dorothy Brazeale.
Ninth Gradle.-Austin D~uncan.
PROGRAM BAPTIST MEETING J
Conference of the Pickens Associa- I
tion at Pickens on Feb. 14, 1922.
All pastors, executive and conserv
ation committees, loaders of the W. t
M. U., laymen, B. Y. P. U., church I
treasurers, and other workers, are 1
urged to be present. -
10:30 a. m.-Devotion and special s
prayers for our denomination and a
10:45-11:15-Statement and consid- 1
'oration of present conditions and r
needs of the 75 million campaign, c
and our church life, and how to meet b
11:15-11:30-Secure agreement from s
the churches to make monthly remit- c
tances to the board. 0
giving in all the churches: By ar- f
ranging a series of chuich to church f
meetings, and grouping pastors and -
laymen who will visit and present c(
the New Testament plan of church 1
finance, induce the churches to adopt 6
it, help to install it, prepare for an (I
every member canvass and complete t
12:30-12:40-Emphasis upon our I
12:40-12:50-Provide for monthly
meetings of pastors, executive com
mittee and other workers.
1:00 p. m.-Lunch served.
lRepresentatives of the General
Board will be present.
BANK OF NORRIS ELECTS OFFI
The stockholders of the Bank of b
Norris held their annual meeting at a
the bank in Norris on February 2, (
and elected their board of directors
for the ensuing year. Thereafter, the P
newly elected board assembled and
elected T. J. Mauldin, president; .1.
P. Carey, Jr., vice president, and J.
R. Falls, cashier. Mr. Falls comes
to this bank with long experience in
the banking business, and the direct
ors feel assured that the institution
has before it a year of favorable
prospect under the new management.
COUNTY TEACHER'S MEETING. I
The February meeting of the Pick
ens County Teachers Association will b
be held at Liberty on Saturday of F
this week, the 11th. The feature of
this meeting will be the address of i
president McGlothlin, of Furman Uni
versity. He will speak to the teach- d
ers in the general meeting. After
his address the department will hold
their meetings under the direction of
the department heads. s
After the department meetings are
over then a substantial lunch will
be served by the cooking department
of the Liberty school.
This is campaign year andl every (
citizen will wvant to read tim county
pa per. '
For more than half a century The
Pickens Sentinel has serwvedl the best
interests 'of Pickens county' and be
lieves it is now entering the most
useful years of its long life.
The more subscribers The Sentinel
has the better able it will he to serv'e
The subscription of The Sentinel
is $1.50 a-year, $1.00 for eight months.
The subscription price cannot and
will not be redluced.
BOX SUPPER ATl ANTIO(CH
There will be a box supper at An
tioch school house next Tuosday
night, February 14, to wvhich the pub- a'
lie is cordially invitedl.
P'REACHING ATi CROSS ROAD)S
There will be preaching at Cros'i a
Roads church next Saturdayv after
nloon at 3 o'clock and( Sun~day mornUI- S
ing at 11. Everybody invited to bring
song books and( come to sing and a
pray. e D). W. lliott, Paistor'.
EASLEY' MINISTERIS ATTND
Rev. D). W. Hiott, of Easley, one
of the best known Baptist ministers '7
of the Piedmont section, wvas a tab
ernacle visitor yesterday and( last
nlighit, and made the opening prayer
at the night service.--hpartanburg e
Journal, 28th inst.c
EATH OF MRS. W. H. SANDER
assed Away at Hospital in Colum
bla on Dec. 30, 1921.
Mrs. Nancy E. Sanders, widow 4
he late W. H. Sanders, died in t}
ospital at Columbia on Dec. 301
921, after 26 years of suffering wit
eart and kidney trouble and aft(
aving suffered a stroke of paral:
is. She was 66 years, two nionti
nd fifteen days old.
Mrs. Sanders was a native
ickens, S. C., and was an carne
iember of the Liberty ilapti
hurch, though she had been so fe
le that she could net attend se
ices for the past several years, y,
he never gave up interest in ho
hurch or solicitude for the welfa
f its various institutions.
Besides a host. of relatives at
riends she leaves, of her imnmedial
timily three daughters and one 3C
-Mr' H. P. Thomas, of Picket
ounty. Mrs. Lawrence Kennemor
Irs. M. J. Kennemore and E. I
anders, all of Oconee-to mourn hi
Bath. IHer, husband preceded her I
ale grave 26 years.
EATHI OF MISS OTIS I)AL''O
Sunday evening, January 30th,
o'clock, Otis, the second daught
f Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Dalton, passt
way after a lingering illness. SI
ms a lovely girl of seventeen yea
nd will be greatly missed in tl
ooe and by her friends. She was
tember of the Liberty Baptist chur(
ut was unable to attend church f<
rveral months before her death. B
ides her parents she leaves eigl
rothers and sisters. The funer
nd interment took place at Mi
,reek church Wednesday.
IRS. F. MI. HENDRICK.- DIEA
Miss Frances Mille lendric
vidow of the late J. S. Iendricl
lied at her home in Easley Tuesd
light after an illness of sevei
veeks. She was 04 years of al
he is survived by the followi
hildren: F. S. Hendricks, Mrs. No
. Finley, Mrs. Olive J. Anthor
4iss Eva Hendricks, J. Crockt
endricks and Miss Mabel He
ricks, all of Easley. She is al
urvived by the following sisters au
rothers: Dr. J. M. Crenshaw,
ickens, Mrs. Esther King, of Br
ard, N. C., and Mrs. Margaret G
'spie, of East Fork, N. C.
Funeral services were held Thur
ay at 12 o'clock at Mt. Tabor, who
he had been a member for mm
ears. The bereaved family have tl
vmpathy of many friends.--Pro
DFATH-1 OF MRS. JIM LOLIA'
Mrs. Jim Lollis (lied at her hon
('ar Holly Spr'ings church on Ia
unda~y morning of ap~pendlicitis at
'as buried the day following h
enth at Porter's Chapel. She wvi
bout sixty yearts of age and leaa
IFATH'[ O1 MRS. LAURA COOPt.
Mr's. Laut'a C'ooper', d ied Febr'um
.c Jih, at the hotme of heri son Xi
.g at t IDeuwl chureb.h
PICK~.ENS CHURlCH D)IRECT'ORX
Rev. F. TP. Cox, Pastor'.
Sutndpy Sc'hool at 10 a. m.
Preaeb('ing eve'ry secontd andl four
undays at Il a. mi. andl~ 7 p. m.
Pra'yer' Meeting ever'y Wednesd:
7:80 p. mi.
(GRACE METH'IODIST CHURCH
Rev. J1. C. Diggs, Pastor, Piekens
Sunday School at 10 a. m.
Prteacehingf. every Sunday at 11 a.1
id 7:80 p. m.
Epwvorth Le~ague meeting eve
Prayer Meeting every Tlhu'red:
7:30 p. mi. ..
Rev. HI. A. Knox, P'astot', Libert
Sun~day School at 10:15 a. m.
Preaching every first and thi
undIay morning at 11:15, and eve
acondl atnd fourth Sunday night
CAND) FOR VAL~ENTI'NE~
Send( your "Vatlentine" a nice be
f Mrs. Gary Hiott's candy. Pho
rders early to Non AA
ounijac'u'TION, $1.50 A YEAR
MAY REFUND TAXES TO PICK
f ENS FARMERS.
e Citizens in that district of Pickens
county whose crops were destroyed
h by a teriffic hailstorm in July of last
' summer would have their ordinary
county taxes for 1921 refunded to
s them by the Pickens county treas
urer if a bill by J. O. Williams. of
Easley, member of the Pickens dole
''t gration, which passed 'the lower House
of the legislature is finally enacted.
Mr. Williams' bill would affect cit
izens of Easley and Liberty town
ships of Pickens county who are able
to furnish affadavits and satisfac
e tory proo:f to the county treasurer
that their crops "were practically
destrcye d" by the hail storm last
'e July. The original bill would have
I exempted those taxpayers from all
state and county taxes, but it was
ammended by the committee on ways
and eans to apply only to county
r taxes and by the author of the bill
o to ar ply only to ordinary county tax
as. '1 h. re war ittle debate on the
--lJi'r the terms of a Pickens
t county delegation bill. Pickens will
r have three rural policemen instead of
d two and they shall be appointed by
e the governor upon recommendation
.s of the delegation members and the
e sheriff of that county Instead of upon
a re. nin'elndat ion of the state senator
h and sheriff of Pickens, this bill hav
>r ing passed to third reading in the
2. lower house of the legislature.
at The bill provides, in addition to
al the change in manner of recommenda
le tion of the rural policeman, that, in
the event the delegation members
and sheriff cannot agree upon a re
). commendation, the commissioners of
Pickens county shall have the power
ks to decide upon the nominees.
ay The bill of Jess S. Leopard, of
'al Pickens, to require th e Southern
e. Railway to erect an overhead bridge
n , and underpass at Norris, in Pickens
at county, passed to third reading in the
y house today. The bill was unfavor
.t ably reported by the railroad com
n mittee last week.
1(1 How To Raise Cotton Under Boll
Id Weevil Conditions.
. Anderson Mail
I. 1-- l'repare your land in October by
blowing it up with dynamite.
2---Lay t. off in rows 12 feet apart,
nd plant yo~ur cottun see~d in Decem
When your cotton comes up,
thin it to one stalk in a hill 23 feet
d-- Spray each stalk twice a day
Swith IIloyt's German cologne.
rd --Cver your cotton with mos
fLRutO netting when it is two weeks
ohd, thli' netting to be streched over
t pe~ tanglefoot between all
of our *ottonR rows, andl replace it
,) Na1~rn eli all the nearby woods
.and (lit doGwn deadl~ trees andl burni
- -Dus~tit the following niixture on
your cotte~n twice a (lay: Epsomi
salts, calomiel, cream of wheat and
the white of an egg.
~h 9--tiiave two hired hands for every
acre ini cultivation. Furnish with
iy balrber's t weezers to he used in pinch-.
mii the heads off of any boll weevils
which showv up.
10--ortgage your farm and buy
nitrate of soda1 and spread plentifully
Saround the roots of the cotton,
11 -if any of the boils should get
punctured, have the place vulcanizedi
-Y at once. Any good automobile tire
man can do0 this for you.
1 2-Blegin picking your cotton in
Feblruary and try to have it all gin
ned and sold1 by M arch 15th, and this
Iorwl enaubr you to goto work and
at grow corn, peas, potatoes andI hogs
fo ouron home consumption. This
kind of consumption does not need
the services of a doctor.
" ; Pay your preacher. T'rade for
ao cash. Settle all your old debts and
live happy ever. aterard