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VOLUME 61----NUMBER 47 PICKENS# S. C., MARCH 16 1922
Gold Medals Will
Cunty Field I
The county field day to be held at
Pickens on April 8th, bids fair- to be
the biggest occasion in the history of
PiCkns county. Should the weather
be favorable, and all come who have
pledged theRselves to be present,
thereill lie close to 10,000 people in
Pic.kens that day.
Approximately 5000 school children
will take part in the Grand Parade
and especially the dinner. Probably
as many as 5000 ,parents, brothers
and sisters' will accompany these
school children. It will be a gala
day for the,, Pickens county schools.
One of the main things that has
made this day a sure success is the
way the business men of the town
of Pickens aire backing it up. They
realize that for them to succeed as
business men, rests in the education
of the youth of the land. As a
result of this fact they the business
men have made possible the award
ing of Gold MeTlals to tll first place
winners in both the Literary and
Athletic contests. and events.
The following is a list of the dif-'
ferent firms and individuals who have
consented to- give; these medals:
Contest t - Business Firm
Spelling Contest Class
A Schools-------- --eowee Bank
Spelling Contest Class
B Schools..- Martin, Blythe, Craig
Spelling Contest Class
C Schools -- --Keowee Pharmacy
Grammar Contest Class
A Schools.---- --Pickens Drug Co.
Grammar Contest Class
B Schools --- ...The Pickens Sentinel
Reading Contest Class C
Schools -.- --Folger, Hendricks Co.
Arithmetic Contest Class
A Schools.---------.Pickens Bank
Arithmetic Contest Class
B Schools-......Alexander Theatre
Arithmetic Contest Class
C Schools-----------A. M. Morris
100 Yaid Dash Medal
-------------Dr. P. E. Woodruff
120 Low Hurdle Race Medal
------------Pickens Motor Co.
Sack Race For Boys Medal
--------.------Pickens Drug Co.
Sack Race for Girls Medal
--- - ---.---.---....J. T. McKinney
P6ktO Race Medal..J. C. Alexander
Wheelbarrow Race Medal
---- Pickens Hardware & Gro. Co.
The Grand Prize for Class A
Schools may lie seen in the County
Superintendent of Education's office.
It is a set of newly published books
known as the "World Book" in ten
The Grand Prize for Class B
Schools may also be seen in the same
office and is a set of Supplementary
Readers in thirty volumns.
The Grand Prizt f~jr Class C
Schools is also on exhibition in the
Superintendent's office and is a set
of wall maps and a globe.
'By Booth Tarkington
This charming tale is no
less boy and cgirl than
and "eThe Oriole." But it
has a more serious signif
icance in its revealnment
of great eventssuch as the
World war, changigover
night, as it were, boys into
* men and girls into women
.. another illustration of
the age-old diaum that
men must fight and women
The earlier scenes are of boys
and girls in public school,
where the plodding Ramsey
_Milholland learns to hate the
traditional bright girl pupil
9 the teacher's pet.
The plot carries the same char.
aders to the state university.
We have 'a rollicking piaure
of boys and girls struggling
with the rudiments of educa.
tion and 6nally of youth get
d the Ginishia touches at
coe . Up tot aspoint itis
mos yhumor and care-free
Then conmes the war, changing
everything. The author care
fully avoids the tragic and
heart-rending. He implies a
happ ending with an oppr-..
ltun for the reader to il in
through ima ination the -
ed~ if he so esires. it is a -~
hg tful Tarkington story,typ
Iclof the author's best talent.
Our' ?ew Serial
Be Given For
)ay Events April
THE OLD MILL GRINDS
"B" Opens Wide the Throttle and
Lets Joy Reign
On last Saturday, 11th inst., at
about 7 p. in., the cars began tc
park at the foot of the hill that
leads upon the "pike" to the little
matrimonial mill until a goodly num.
ber had parked. Realizing that it
meant something more than an or
dinary visit, and as the little mill
was in total darkness, the old miller
began hunting for a match and by
the time the mill was lighted up a
writ was served on the old miller
requesting pr rather authorizing
the ma.rriage of Mr. Walter C. James
and Mrs. Ethel Reeves. As the
groom was 39, old enough to be
accountable for his own acts, had
Provided for his household hereto.
fore(he was a widower), and knew
all about how to cater to the needs
ef a family, and as the bride wias
just 11 years youniger than the
groom, and as she too had sewel on
buttons, mended garments, churned,
cooked sweetbread all( done many
little odds and ends to please the
masculine gender (she was a widow),
the old miller decided they had a
lawful and legitimate case of mat
rimiony and in accordance with their
wishes a bill of injunction was filed
forever restraining any one inter
fewing with their rights as man
and wife so long as they both may
The groom holds a lucrative po
sition with the Isaqueena Cotton
Mill Company of Central, and his
bride is of the same town.
Their mapny friends extehid con
On Sunday, the 12th inst., about
1 p. m1., the service of the little mill
was again in demand when Mr. Plu
mer Powell of Easley route 4 and
Miss, Essie Frieetnan of Piedmont
route 2 were made man and wife
and the old miller, J. Alonzo Brown,
N. P., sent them away rejoicing.
The groom is a son of Mr. and
Mrs. Banister Powell and a young
farmer who stands high in social
circles. His bride, is a daughter o1
Mr. and' Mrs. James Freeman * and
is a very charming young lady.
May peace, happiness and pros
pe.rity be theirs is the wish of the
On Sunday. the 12th inst., about
8:15 p. i.. Mr. Carl D. Hayes and
Miss Lessie C. Orr were united in
the holy bonds of wedlock by the
old matrimonial miller. J. Alonzo
Brown, at the latter's reidence
This happy young couple are both
of Central and the groom holds a
good position at said town. He is
a son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hayes
of Piedmont. while his bride is a
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Orr
and is a most charming young lady.
Thel old miller must say that the
latter couple was one among the
most becoming couples it has been
his pleasure to marrv.
They have best wishes of many
TAX PAYING TIME EXTENDED.
Time for paying state andl county
o'xes has been ek'\tendled to June 1.
Taxes paidl dluring this month (March)
will bear three per cent penalty;
A pril, 5 per~ cent: May, 6 per cent.
Bocks close ,Jume 1.
Treasurer Hlinton states that the
pcople0 are paying up wvell.
BOYS' CLUJBS REORGANIZED
The Boys' Corn and Pig Clubs of
Piekens county have been recently
reorganizedl by T. A. Bowvon, county
demontration agent. The total mem -
hership in niore than '70 clubs being
located at Maynardl, Zion, Dayton
and Long Branch. The outlook for
1922 is very promising, Mr Bowecn
stated, and the young farmers are
planning even bigger things than
wvere accomplished in 192}.
Miss Eva Farmer and Mr. 0. K.
Higgins. both of Easley, were recent
lv married at the home of Rev. S. T.
Matthews in Greenville.
All persons that are interested In
reestablishing Cusaw Tribe 1. 0. R.
M. are requestedl to meet at the W.
0. W. hall next Saturday, March 18,
1922., at 8- p. mn.
H. A. Townes.
*THlE 'SENTINEL'S CLUBBING
F'or a limited time subscribers may
get the Atlanta Tri-Weekly Consti
tution andl The Pickens Sentinel both
for $2.25 a year.
We are also offering the Green
vile Daily News and The Pickens
Rentinel both for the price of The
On Wednesday, March 22, Mr.
Soarborough, a man of recognized
authority on co-operative marketing,
will be in Pickens county and will
make two addresses.
He will speak at Pickens at 10 a.
At 3 p. m. he will speak in the
chamber of commerce offices in Eas
The business me~n of Pickens and
of Easley are urged to go out and
hear Mr. Scarborough. He has a
message of interest to business men
and to farmers as well and you are
urged to hear him.
He will speak on "Co-operative
SCHOOL TRUSTEES' MEETING.
Important Meeting of County Trus
tees Association March 24.
An important meeting of the Pick
ens County School Trustees associa
tion will be held in the court house
on Friday afternoon, March 24, at
2:30 o'clock. All old trustees as well
as thle recently apl)ointed ones are
urgently re(uested to be 'present at
this meeting, aS sonme unusually im
portant questions will come up for
Among the subjects to be discussed
will be the selection of school teach
ers; school finances, and program for
coming year. Officers of the assoc
iation will also be elected at this
NOMINATIONS FOR QUEEN OF
The following young ladies have
been nominated as Pickens county's
candidates for Queen of Palnafesta.
Others may be nominated any time,
but the time is short. Got busy.
Miss Nannie Morris, Pickens
Miss Bethel Mann, Six Mile
Miss Jonnie Attaway, Liberty
Miss Frances Cox, Piekens
Miss Ruth Smith, Easley
Miss Nell Hill, Easley
Miss Emily Robinson, Easley
Miss Louise Gravely, Pickens
Miss Claire Richbourg, Liberty
Miss Bertha Cantrell, Pickens
Vote for your favorite, or if- her
name is not in the list send it in.
Coupons clipped from this paper
count one vote each and $1.50 paid
on subscription to The Sentinel en
titles one to 500 votes. Contest lasts
only three weeks longer.
CONTESTS ON IN El
Popular and Attractive Young
ested in Capital 4
Throughout South Carolina inter
est is running high in the statewide
contest to secure a Queen for the 1922
Pahnafesta to b~e held in Columbia
the we(ek of April 17th to 22nd. Newvs
pLI)aper in the State are running vot
ing coupons in each issue and many
papers have published long lists of
attractive contestants. Ee' et- unty
is selecting a (candlid:a whoi will go
to Coclumbima fo' the bi weIk :i the
guest of' Palmafesta, v il expnse of
the leasant tr' i w.1 -2 ~pai-! :V' me
Colu mbuia Chamb'er cf I 'ommere'.:'~
When the forty-fiv'e candlidlates as
semble in Columbia for Palmafesta
a general election will be held and
the fortunate young wvoman securing
the greatest number of v'otes wvill be
crowvnedl Queen of Palmafesta .1922,
and will be awarded the $500 (ia
mnondl ring and will be the recipient
of many special honors during the
big gala wecek.
Every county Queen will be royally
entertain.-d and wilt havye a week fill
ed wvith pleasmne and honor. It will
be a ~week remembered through life
as a landmark of pleasure-somethin
to outshine all other. occasions of
'rhe big steel auditorium ait the
State Fajir grounds wvill be the center
of Palmafesta activities sneh1 as the
crowning of the Queen, dlaily band
t'oncerts, the big fashion showv, trade
displays, vaudeville andI amusement
THE PICKENS SENTINEL
My choice for Queen of Palmafer
N am e ...... ...... ......... .
Address ......... ..._ ...
This coupon good for one vote.
scintion to This Newapnr co
PICKENS BASEBALL LEAGUE
MAY BE FORMED.
For the purpose of forming a tex.
tile baseball league which it is pro
pcsed will include Easley,. Glenwood,
Alice, Liberty, Central and Pickens
mills, a meeting has been called
for Saturday night, March 18, to
be held in the town hall at Liberty.
The meeting was called by J. B.
Gaines, former manager of the Lib
erty team and a well known promo.
ter of amateur and semi-profe-ien
al baseball teams.
Mr. Gaines stated that a league
composed of either four or six clubs
scems virtually assured. There re
mains some doubt, however, as to
whether or not enough clubs can be
secured to form a six-club circuit.
The three mills at Easley and the
Liberty mill are counted as the nu
elIcus of the league while four other
clubs have been spoken of as pos
sibilities. They are Williaiston,
Central, liedmont and Pickens.
The Liberty club which finished
in the first division during the two
seasons that it was represcnted in
the Piednont Textile league, has been
recognized for the coming season.
Rube Medlock, the veteran catcher,
who at one time was with Dlunean,
will handle the managerial reins of
The Glenwood, Easley and Alice
teams of Easley, it is understood,
have organized for the coming season
and cnly await the organization of a
Steps have been taken at the Pick
ens Mill toward organizing a base
ball team. A representative from
here will attend the meeting at Lib
erty Saturday night, and if he can
get the Pickens Mill in the proposed
Pickens County league a strong team
will be put in the field. The base
ball enthusiasts of the town as well
as the mill village hope that the local
mill will succeed in getting in the
league. It will be remembered that
the Pickens Mill team won the pen
nant in the Pic.kens County Textile
league last year.
SUNDAY SCHOOL CONTEST.
Beginning next Sunday and last
ing for two months the Sunday
i'chools of the Pickens association
will enter into contest for the high
est average attendance and the lar
gest number of Bibles.
J. A. Robinson, Pres.
$unday School Convention.
N OF PALMAFESTA
Women in Every .Section Inter
lity's Big Festival
acts both afternoons and evenings,
and one or two nights featuring
grand opera stars of international
Pahnafesta will open Monday ev
ening, April 17th with a manmmoth
dlisplay of fireworks. Columbia's
streets will be specially decorated
for' the week and there will he gor
geous float parades, baby paradles
andl other features nowv heing wvorke-1
cut hy commit tees from t he Chamber
of Commimerce. Severa 1 state con
ven1t ions have arrangedl to meet in
Columbia (luring the week of Palm
The countyv Queen contests wvill
close throughout the State on Satur.
dlay, Apr-il 8th, at six o'clock. As
soon as the votes can he counted the
winner's name andl phlotograph, will
be sent to Columbia for insertion in
the Beauty Supplement to be circu
Ilated throughout the state the wveek
The moat popular young wvoman in
Pickens county will be elected by
sendling voting coup~ons clipped from
our columns to the Palmafesta Con
test manager of this paper Paid-in
adlvance subscriptions will count 5'00
votes. Send in your subsc~riptions
andl coupons as fast as possible so
you may have the honor of becoming
a Palmafesta Queen candidate from
A Yearly, PaId-in-advance Sub
ntA 500 Votea
Some Pertinent F
CENTRAL NEWS ITEMS
Twins Born Day Apart--Other In
teresting Local Items
Born unto Mr. and Mrs. J. D.
Mauldin, February 26, a boy, Thom
An unusual occurrance happened
a short time ago when twins were
born unto Mr. and Mrs. Rufus
Spearman. One was born one day
and the other one the next day.
Both are boys. Dr. Griffin, the at
tending physician, says he never be
fore knew of case like this.
Charles Gaines has been shut in
with the flu for several days. He
is iiproving now.
Mr. and irs. H-. E. Senhorn have
moved into the Folger apartment,
near the school house.
C. L. McLean has been shut in
with fil. It is hopod thtit he will
he out againi in a few (lays.
Willis Clayton of Georgia spent
the week end with his parents. Wo
are always glad to see Willis in
The P1,11 huont Festival made a
meat hit here this time. They were
here four nights last week.
Mrs. J. 11. Gaines and Mrs. Gar
Vin returned from Alabama last
week where they went to visit their
brother who is sick.
Rev. J. W. Guy has accepted the
call given him here by the First
Baptist church and will enter upon
his work at once.
J. N. Sims and family went to
Honea Path a week ago to visit Mr.
Sims' brother. They report a nice
Mr. B. J. Johnston is improving
slowly from a severe attack of the
Mrs. Betty Ramseur, of .Washing
ton. D. C.. is visitine- here this week.
The Southern Railway is beauti
fying the yards here by putting out
hedges and flower gardens.
MRS. JAMES WHITE DEAD.
Mrs. James White, for many years
a resident of Easley. died at the home
of her daughter. Mrs. Will Sheck. at
Daeusville, Tuesday, March 7. Mrs.
White was 79 years old and is sur
vived by her husband and eight e-hiL
dren. She was a daughter of the late
Martin Phillips and was the last sur
viving member of that family. Capt.
James White, her husband, is in fee.
ble health and unable to attend the
funeral, which was held at Fairview
church at 3 o'clogk Wednesday after
noon. conducted by Rev. D. W. Hiott.
She was a mennber of the Methodist
MRS. A. A. HOLLIDAY.
Oin February 11 the death angel
enmud into the home of Mr. A. A.
Holliday and claimed his dear wife
Mrs. Lala Holliday. She suffered
only six days and on the seventh
the Lord said come unto Ine and
I will give you rest. She was a good
wife and mother and to know her
was to love her. It .4ems that, we
cnn almost see her smiling face and
hear her tenlder voice, hut now she
is smiling on that heautiful shore.
Resides hosts of relatives and( friends
she leaves a husband and t en clii
dren to mour'n her death. Funeral
sericies wVere co'ndhucted at the home
by R1ev. WV. C'. Seaborn anld initermnent
wals made at Six Mile* (hnrehC Sun
day, Flebruariy 12. The br'eaved fain..
ily have the symipathy of the ent ire
One' Wh Loved~ 1ier.
Mr. .J. W. Lawrence or near' Cal
houn (lied Su nday, March 5. Mir.
Lawr'ence wvas neairly nin(ety years of
age and1( was (ne( of t he best and
most nroinnent citizens of the coun..
tv. His body nowv sleeps in Lawrence
chapel (cmetery. Tlhe following chil
dren survive: .Jas. M. .John T., Da
vid E., Mrs. J1. R. Falls and Mrs. E.
.The Sentinel has r'eeeivedl a splend
idlly written account of the life and
death of this good man wvhieih will
be published next issue.
MISS NANCY NEICHBORI DEAD.
Miss Nancy Neighbor dlied March
5 at the home of her neice, Mrs. J.
L. Cantrell, near Liberty, after an
iness of eight. (lays of pneumonia
and heart 4rouble. Mis8 Cantrell
was 89 years of age and had lived
near Liberty all her life. For many
years she was a consistent membeir
of Ruhamah Methodist church and
runnMal services were conductedl there
by Rev. W. S. Goodwin and Dr. L.
G. Clayton, interment taking place
in the church cemetery. She was
the last of her family, leaving no
sisters or brother's.
There were 10,800 tons of hay
raised on 12,000 acres in Pickens
county in 1921. Its value was $216,
i School Situation
The Pickens, School District No.
31 in the year 1904 voted a bond
issue of $6,000 to build a high school v
In 1904 the assessed valuation of
the Pickens School District was
Five mills was levied on the di
trict in 1904 to retire these $6000.00
The Pickens School District in the
ycar 1922 lacks only $770.00having
enough money in the sinkingfund to
retire its $6,000.00 bond issue which ,
was voted on in 1904.
In 1922 the assessed' valuation of'
the Pickens School District is $244,
000.00 which is more than twice the
issessed valuation in 1904. .
The Pickens School District still
has on the same five mills for the
retirement of its bonds.
If the Pickens School District in
1904 with an assessient of $95,000.00
rind a 5-mill levy could vote a $6,000
bond, it caln to-day with till assess
mient of $2-1,000.00 and the same
5-mill levy vote $12,000.00 bond.
The assessed valuation to-day is
more than twice what it was in 1904,
therefore it can vote with the same
mill levy twice the amount of bonds
it could inl 1904.
Today we lack only $770.00 having
inough to pay off our old $6.000.00
If the lickens school district could
vote $12,000.00 bonds now, it could
deduct from this amount $770.00 and
pay off the old bond, leaving enough
with the state and county aid to
build the much-nemdeJl addition to
the present school building, and also
rtmedeling the building.
After paying off the old bona we
would have $11,230.00 for a new
building. The state would then give
$1000.00 and the county would give
$1000.00. Wt, would then hilve $13..
2:10.00 for our school improvement.
Would this scheme increase our
taxes? It, would not.
What do we need in the way of a
The l'ickens School District needs
four more class rooms of adaquate
size, and an auditorium for chapel
exercises, entertainments, community
activities, etc'. It needs its present
building remodeled. Tile old audi
t( 1ium needs, to be cut uito two
large class rooms in place of four
small crowded rooms as it now stands.
The roof needs repairs. Paint should
be spread inside. Waterworks should
be installed. Steam heat should be
Steam heat, water works installed,
remodeling and painting will cQst
The new addition of four class
rooms and an auditorium will cost
Furnishing the new addition with
some furniture for the old building
will cost approximately $1200.00.
All of the above can be done with
ont increasing the taxes of, the peo
ple im thel Pickens school district
Some might argue that in place
of doing this we should decreast
ur' taxes by cutting the school levy.
Th~e reply to that is thle following:
Th.school in any community is
the vital organ of that community
..st. like the heart of the human body
is the vital organ.
If you were going to cut off any
pat Ifyur body wouldl you chip
a lue ofl of~ y'our heart, or sonme
of her' part of the body ?
To cut the school levy wvould be
he same as chipping a small piece
off of the heart o4f a man.
MlItS. Gl'S GIBSON DEAD.
Mirs. Gus Gibson dlied at her home
m~ iir Picketm last Fridlay night. She
was about 80 years 01(1 and leaves
a husband wvho is a Confedlerate vet
MRtS. JANE MARTIN DEAD.
Mrs. Jinie Martin died at the home
of her (laughter, Mrs. W. C. King, in
Oconee county Monday morning of
Iast week. She was stricken with
paralysis about two weeks ago, not
much hope was held out for her re
covery from the first.
Mrs. Martin was a daughter of the
late Thomas Geer of the Neal's Creek
section of Anderson county and was
81 years of age. Her husband died
:30 years ago. She leaves four sons
and one daughter as follows: L. N.
Martin, Cliff Martin, C. FP. Martin,
Julian Martin andl Mrs. W. C. King.
She was a member of the Baptist
church for many years.
The .funeral services were held
Tucsday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the
Rice graveyar~d in Martin township.
Rev. D. W. Hiott conductedl the serv
Mrs. Martin wvas the step-mother
of Mrs. D. W. Hiott of Easley.
EASLEY VOTED BONDS.
Eauley school district voted in
favor of issuing $50,000 bonds for
school improvements last week. The
vote wais 205 forand 1m 9 wagait.