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VOLUMB 61-NUMBER 48 PICKENS, S. C., MARCH 23 1922'
SUBSCIPTIN. $.50 YEA
Two Brass Bands
Musig for Fi
Plans for the Pickens county field
day to be held in Pickens April 8
have been perfected and indications
are that it will be a.most successful
event. Great interest is being mani
fested in it. throughout the county,
and Superintendent Clayton estimates
'that 10,000 people will attend.
An added feature to tJe program
will be the music. Two brass bands
have been secured to furnish music
throughout the day and this will add
nch to the occasion.
lion. J. E. Swearingen, State Sup
erintcndent of Education will be pre.
seat for the occasion, as will othpr
Every citizen is invite'l to attend
the field day events. Come and bring
the weill-known well-filled baskets.
Ccunty Superintendent Clayton has
just received a letter from a member
of the State Department of Education
expressing congratulations to Pickens
county for arrimiging for the field day.
He says that this will mean more
for the schools of the county than
can be Pstimated.
In speaking of the event Superin
tendent Clayton says: "As a matter
of fact one of the objects which a
county field day strives to accomplish
is a spirit of friendly rivalry'. One
cf the greatest drawbacks to our
progress in school work is the lack of
unifcrmity. We seem to be trying to
ruti 52 different school systems in
Pickens county instead of one uniform
system. We seem -to be trying to
gain 100 per cent efficiency with 10
per cen,.pffort. Let us get together
strive for the same object, and as a
result get better results. The Holy
Writ says that where two or three
agree on any one thing it shall be
All of the prizes for the fiel'd day
have not arrived. Several have come,
however, and may be seen in the of
fice of the County Superintendent of
Education: The other.? are on the
road and will be on display by the
latter part of this w ek. Call and
Best County Floa
thanct, to advertise county's resour
ces in -Columbia during big fes
. tival wcek, April 17 to 22.
Statt-Wide Intercst In Queen Contest
A prize of $500 for the best coun
ty float entered in the big Palmafes
Ia Parale in Columbia next month
has just been annouicecd by James G.
II hnesl, parades chairmuan. The
Palninftesta Paradel will lhe madle up
of thice sectionis, pi aetically three
parades(' inl one, the floral paradle,
trades dIisplay, and counity floats. The
bip: p~ane will bei headed by the
Ort~ e's iluat an fo( illowedY~ by the
Ct ion doQveted to counuty floats. This
dIis 5ion w.il h< in chairge of ,Jas. M.
G(c nLI, "Is to give' each counity in
Southi Cmelin:' a chance to( bring be
me the peopl o)L f the (ntire Sta t2
sonmt outstanding fetesIIi ' of its re
sourerCs, history er commne rcial p)rog
ress. Last year's Iloat. parade wvas
witnessedI by thousands of people1
from all over the State and was ear
ried to every section of the c!ountry
as a part of the Pathe Weekly miov
ing pietmo news. Trhe advertising
to be secured in this way being wvell
worth the effort even if the $500
tprize 1)e left out of the consideration."
Comnpercial secretaries or clubs wvish
ing to enter county floats are re
quested to write Mr. Holmes ,u Mr.
F~orty..five South Carolina counties
are nowv actively engaged in local
contests to see~ure the candlidates for
Queen of Palmafesta. The local
que ens will feature in the big parade,
each county queen taking the promi
THlE PICKENS SENTINEL~f
* My choice for Queen of Palmafe
This coupon good for one vote.
scription to This Newspaper co
eld Day April 8th
PICKENS HIGH SCHOOL BOX
Those of you that would like to
see the giant Hercules of Pickens in
the forn. o"Bill" Allgood bring back
to Pickens a string of medals for his
school; to see Clyde Adams, the
fleetafooted rival of Atalanti, cover
himself and his, schbol in glory; to
see "Bunk" Nealy, the heavy weight
man, decorated like Gen. Pershing;
to see "Jim" Hendridks, Ira Parsons,
Floyd Hendricks, Glenn Cannon, Roy
Mann, and J. B. Garrett, the Mar
athon herces of Pickens, bring back
laurels to the Gem of the Foot Hills,
should do more than just wish it.
You should come to the court house
Friday cvening at 7:30, March 24,
and help the boys in a material way.
Every young lady should bring an
atti actiwe box and every young man
should be prepared to buy same.
These boxes will be auctioned off
to the highest bidder, the proceeds
going to the benefit of the high school
Show your patriotism and love for
your town and school by coming out
and lending a helpful hand. "It is
more blessed to give than to receive".
Your lesence Friday evening will
almost insure the winning of the dif
ferent loving cups offered throughout
the State. RemembuV last ye;-.r
Pickens missed the state cup by only
two points. Be sure and come. B
the old and the young.
At a meeting of members of the
Pickens bar held Monday a resolution
was adopted asking Chief Justice
Gary to revoke his recent order for
a special term of civil court to be
held at. Pickens in April. While the
court (locket is considerably crowded
it was thought byghc majority of
local lawyers that the expense to
the county would be too great and
farmers too busy just at this time
to hold an extra session this spring.
a Gets $500 Prize
nent position on her county's float.
Richland, the home county, will of
course put up no candidates for
Que.n, but will furnish attractive
maids of hoiier to grace the Queen's
float in the big parade. As usual
all expcnses of the county queens,
such as railroad fare, accomodations
and entertainment for the week will
be paid by the Palmafesta association.
The grandl prize for' Queen of Palm
afcsta is to he a diamond ring valued
Thew commercial and i ndustrial ex
lhits at P'ahnfesta this year will be.
nim varied t han ever. The bip: steel
hbuild i n at th e St atev lair groun d;
is nlow being deecrated and arranged
to alc modl~ oe svetial hundred10 dIi ier-.
ent displays andl already well over
one-t hird of the available space has
been spoken fo. The Palmafesta
programme, an1 (laborate affair of 200
page, isnow n curse~ of preparlation
and illcontin ictures of the coun..
ty Queens adinteresting -readling
'matter relative to each county in the
A dozen active committees of the
Columbia Chamber of Commerce are
n1ow busiIy' engaged1 ini carrying for
wvard the plans for the gala wveek and
additional funds have been raisedl to
bring to the Capital City the best
stellar attractions the country has to
offer in the way of musical stars,
high-class vaudeville acts, bands and
other features. The style showv will
he one of the most elaborate affairs
ever put on in the South, a fire works
dlisplay costing several thousand (dol
lars; will he the feature of the opening
A Yearly, Paid-in-advance Sub
unta 50 otea.
ANOTHER OLD SOLDIER GONE.
Mr. W. T. Bowen Pased Away Last
William Thomas Bowen, one of
Pickens county's oldest, best-known
and best-loved citizens, died at the
home of his son, T. A. Bowen, near
Piekens last Sunday morning, March
19. Mr. Bowen had been in declin
ing health about two years, but was
only forced to go to bed March 9th
while on a visit to his son and- he
never got up again. Death was due
to a complication of diseases. Funeral
services were held at the home of
Mr. T. A. Bowen and conducted by
Rev. D, M. Ramsey of Greenville,
Rev. F. T. Cox of Pickens and Rev.
Mr. ,Sims of Liberty.. The body was
laid to rest Sunday afternoon in the
Had he lived until the fifth day
of ncxt May Mr. Bowen would have
becn '79 years of age. He was born
ncar Tabor church in Pickens county.
Il, serve a valiantly in the Confed
crate army throughiut the Civil war
and althoughi in some of the bloodiest
battles of that terrific struggle, lie
was never woulilded, though on sev
cral cecasions bullets passed through
his clothing. le was at the surrender
at Appomattox and walked from there
to his Pickc.ns e-ounty home in coi
pany with Mr. Alfred Taylor, father
of Capt. J. T. Taylor of Piekens.
Upon his return from the war he
settled about three miles from where
Pickens now is and lived there until
Mr. Bowen always took a great in
terest in public affairs of his country,
but his greatest interest was in the
church. He was a devout and con
sistent member of the Baptist church
for many ycars. At the time of his
death he was a deacon of the Pickens
Baptist church and had been for a
long time. Before the Pickens church
was organized he. helped build Se
cona church and was a deacon there.
He gave liberally of both time .mid
money for the cause of the Master
whom he loved s6 much'.
Being a public-spirited citizen and
a man of snusually good poise and
judgment it was inevitable that he
should be called upon to serve the
people in public office. He served
two terms in the state house of rep
resentatives, one term in the .state
senate and was a member vi the
state constitutional convention in
1895. One thing which he did while
in the legislature and of which he
was particularly proud was putting
through the bill which abolished sa
loons in Pickens ecunty. It was only
aftcr a haid fight that he was able
to get the bill passed.
On DeLcembcr 25, 1867, iMlr. Bowen
married Miss Rebecea Allgood, and
she Wilh the filokWiln childreA.n sour
vive him: Dr. WV. .1. Howe~n, of' Mounit
lhenimd; T is. 1.liy Bi. P'arsons of
l'ielu;ns; .1. lt. lHowen, of Lee'sburg',
FlIa.: Sh s. WA. (C. O'DeillI, of' 1.iberty
and . ;\ Ih~en o near P ircn..
One anrh ic rs. l.v n . ob tonAl
ofd Mbru tlhens yeaire we. le at his
biedie byn ath camoine. sw
bret-ei s: year agoi a ymonsiser
ofcknM;r. ~W.n( Hoen, lie dahvlof
his br ohr nMof Picen; M.ve l.astw
prin owaCahen Ga., dath ion Yi., tin
ofMr.it fml owe' chleen were at hi
besie tht tiet ae
Tity-ier yeariot anydunh ister
Wo ar mawn of'dgenoue idule aho
neve orot th. hReecbe wast
theprig was' thNfr death pein asm
eeratured faily heleven pl l..iren(1
hs sditer, pariot hand f'christa
wasl thmnll ofhgenerou ipulen
nerforo the 'akthoiabh wnasof
the ponr.N nedy oftisgod rn vso Wase
toitd ls Drsing 1ecnstrctio beayfu ha
bol reathersybaly and vitr and
(lnod proiedrith ofetdy.aHe cle
the, waros laionsi oy i's T.on,
Muband, bathalf bofthe friedens
filladte U.lD. Wh and.mr
The ollwnpev of thesgo a a dae
ceitasate resn placlbeautifu: Sau-B
Crai, was M.ce Boen, itbys. Cri. J.
L. Nimimons, Rupert Nimnmons, J. A,
BASEBALL LEAGUE ORGANIZED.
Pickens, Easley, Glenwood, Alice, Lib
erty and Central Compose Circuit.
At a meeting of baseball enthus
iasts held in the city hall at -Liberty
Saturday afternoon a baseball league
was organized. The Easley Mill,
Glenwood, Alice, Liberty, Central and
Pickens Mill teams were represented
at the meeting and these teams were
admitted into membership in the lea
gue. Two mill teams of the city of
Anderson have been invited to enter
the league and until it is known
whether the Anderson teams will
come in or not an official name for the
league will not be ielected. .J the
Anderson teams do not conie in it will
probably be known as tho Pickens
County Textile League.
At the niecting Saturday Mayor
Alicn of Eascy was elected presi(el';
J. P. Gairett, salesIan for a sport
ing gocds hlouse 'o Greenville., vice
presidcnt, and Mr. k-n Woodside of
the Easley Mlill, secretary and treas
A mcting of the managers of the
differcnt teams will be held in Lib
crty Wednesday nigle of this week
at which time a constitution and by
laws of the league will be drawn up,
a date selected for the opening of the
playing season, and other prelimi
nary matters will be decided upon.
There is sno reason in the world
why a Pickens county baseball league
should not be a big success and fur
nish wholesome amusement aru recre..
ation for a large number of people,
not to mention a good .nuner ot
Cobbs, Speakers and Ruths it might
The Pickens Mill team has been
organized with T. M. Elliott as man.
ager and steps' are now being taken
to assemble a strong team.
FROM GOOD OLD OOLENOY.
Mrs. J. I. Reeces of Jefferson City.
Tenn., is spending some time with
her parents, Hon. and -Mrs. Matthew
Hendrix. She is accompained by hei
small son, J. I. Jr., of a distinctively
Vdensing personality.- - Mrs. Reece is
always a welkome visitor here.
Miss Laura W. Bailey, assistant
State home demonstration agent, of
Winthrop College, who was scheduled
for a demonstration here last week
failed to get here on account of the
"big nud hole" which reaches from
here to Ambler school house. The
program was given before the pupils
of the Ambler school. Miss Bailey
pronmises to make another attempt
to reach us before summer is over.
Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph iendrix of
Chmson Coll(ye and Mrs. Therol.
lle.ter of Anderson s1)rut the Week
end at the home of their parents,
Mr. and Mr.. W. F. Ilendrix.
'ThC. two-rooi school building at
Nc w Town is well under way. The
Pickenus I .umiber' Co. has t he contramct
fo' i ne buildin.:
Tlhe. h~ungalowV cn.\i:-',. Saltic .loes
Anarl.v:on. W\. I. Ihle is th oL
Thle. total yearl:-c: eneco et ofi the
c- sionl wvas 141l. TPhis shoiws ouil ..ni
iicrease cf five uuils ocver 1-1 -: m
Thec yt arly aig(eragec sho~ws lii m.'eona:
cif 98 over 72 of hIcst yearu. The Ev
(lyn Dewc~ Memocrial Lihiary now con1
tainls 10 bookaads-n- donationl of ten
having been made( since'( thle :-.lchoM
c'lcsa:1. A Ii tile more t han e000 n mhl
drawvls were made from the l ibrariy
dur'ing the school yea--.
The newly elected trustees of the
Oolenoy school are: WV. 1. Hlendrix,
WV. E. Edens, .Jr., and WV. RI. Mass
NOMINATIONS FOR QUEEN OF'
The followving young ladies have
beeni nominated as Pickens (county's
c'andiidates for Queen of P alma festa.
Othiers may be niominiated anuy time,
but thle time is shio't. Get busy.
Miss Nannie Morris, icIkens1
Miss Bethel Mann, Sixs MiIe
Miss Jonnie Attaway, liberty
Miss Frances C'ox, Ici. ens
Miss Ruth Smith, E asley
Miss Nell Hill, Easley
Miss Emily Robinson, Easley
Miss Louise Gravely, Pickens
Miss Claire Richbourg, L iberty
Miss Bertha Cantrell, Pickens
Miss Daisy Martin, Pickens
Vote for your favorite, or if her
name is not in the list send It in
Coupons clipped from this lfppe
count one vote each and $1.50 pai<
on subscription to The Sentinel en
titles one to 500 votes. Contest- lasti
only three weeks 1onea.
Pickens County l
THE OLD MILL GRINDS SOME
On Saturday night, 18th inst, just
about the time the day of labor was
going out and the day of rest as
coming in (it was about twelve o'
clock) the old matrimonial m.Iller, J.
Alonzo Brown, was made to rise front
his slumber, put the band on the
wheel, throw the motor in high gear
and grind a couple of "turns."
As the old miller was very sleepy
and realizing both couples wvAt very
anxicus to get through with the or
deal in order that their pulse might
become ic amal, thir fever lowered
and their minds set at case, he de
cided to grind with rapidity, and in a
few minutes Clayton Gassaway and
iss Stella Dotei, Clyde Smith an:l
.iliss Ida Nix were married under
it a .ww%' minutes the happy couple',
started on a honey mooi and the old
miller rolled back on the bed to dream
the dreams (f a happy sleep.
All parties are of Catecchee. May
there always be a good demand in the
nitl for doofeirs and spitners, flour
in the bin itand "sop" in the howl is
the wish for the writer. 1.
BAP'TIST W. M. U. PROGItAM.
The third quarterly meeting of
Division No. I of the Woman's Mis
sionary Union of Piedmont Assoc.ia
tion will be held with Glenwood Bap
tist church, Easley, Saturday, March
25th, with the following program.
10:30 a. m.-Devotional, Mrs. G. E,
Greetings-Mrs. Jas. Golightly.
Response-Mrs. J. I.S. Connelly.
Rec.ognition and reports from socie.
What are the Necessary Qualifica
tions for a successful W. M. S.? Mrs
What are Some the Essentials oi
a Good Missionary Society ?-Mrs. E
Devotional-M isses Carrie Camp
bell and lassie Dodgens.
Why is it More of our Ladies do
Ioe Etngage in Soul Wiinniing ?--Mrs.
Song-Hy .unior Choir.
Sunbeam Reports with Association
al Supt. in charge.
Sunbeam work inl the Association,
by Mis. W. W. Daveiport.
R. A. Reports-M rs. C. P. Sims in
Y. W A. and G. A. 1e'ports wi(th
Spt. in chtar ge.
young lp eple.--.M rs. ( . ( . loroughs
A\s nmany members' as enn f'romit all
the chutebes in this l)ivimt, whthelr
they have ai so'ie'ty to repreIset (or
for his work in pr'oscut intg Ithe caise
of' Ross l'owtlII, conv ited at thle PIc':.
('is courit of I killing Itis wife, the peo
ple of the Glentwood Mill village at
Easley p'resentedV Sol icit or Dav id W.
Smonk with a handsomte gold wvatch.
The preCsenilitt was mtadeo in a
very informal mtainner tat Mr'. Smoak's
offliceS turday afternoon, by Mr. M.
E. Garrison, superQtintOledet' of Glen
w~otod Mlill, who told the' solicitor that
the elt(Pe of Glenwood Mill village,
whet(re the crIime( o(cltcurre, were great..
ly appreciative of his efforts itn the
t rial of Powell, atnd had made' up a
fund by popular subscription amone
the people of the village to buy the
watc'h. The watch was engraved with
the solicitor's initals.
liASK(ETI BALL GAME.
One of the most interesting bas
ketball games of the year was thai
played by Six Mile and Pickens br
the Pickensg court Monday afternoon
Although Six Mile won with a icor<
of.9 to 3, they had to (10 some hart
andl fast~ playing. Most of the win
ner's scores were made on free throwst
During the 24 minutes "of actual play
ing Six Mile made 22 fouls, whil
Piekens made only 6. Hurrah fo
Ian Is Most
inter and Trapper
It was published In newspapers all
over the country last week that a
mammoth wildcat had beeji killed
near Augusta. The cat was rep
resented as 'Weighing seventeen
pots and havig whipped five dogs
4t one time in fair fight.
That was a fair size wildcat, but
in four days last month Mr. R. E.
Chastain, who lives near Table Rock
in Piekens county, caught three wild
cats, the smallest of which was lar
ger than the inuch-advertised Augus
ta cat and the largest of whicl
weighed twenty-five Iouids.
.And Mir. Chastain did not fight
his dogs with the cnts. 11c caught
the animals it) traps and took them
out unassisted, put then in boxes o.
ncks and brought them to Pickens
wicre lie soId them at $10 each. One
has t be experienced and hrve a
gr(d nerve to take wildcats oat olf
a1 tro11p without lielp, but Mr. Chastain
does it regularly and has n~ver been
painfully hurt at it, though he has
Ictecived Several S-i nt':h(ts at different
Ed Chastain is the clamujpion trap
per and hunter cf Pickens county
and we doubt if therc is i better onl,,
in the state. Mr. Chastain not..only,
eljoys the sport but he makes con
siderable money out of it, and soie
times he longs to live where the big
gaie r'oaims and make a profession of
tralpping and hunting.
Knowing something of Mr. Chas
tain's 1eputation The Sentinel asked
him how long he had been trapping
wild alimls ald how many of the
different kinds he hid c.:ught.
Mr. Chastain has been trapping for
about ten years and durhig that time
he has caught over 600 muskrats, 50
coons, :1 miinks, 150 skunks and civet
Cats, 10 wild cats, 25 weasels, and a
smaller nuiber of other kinds of
animals' and fowls. Hie ships the
skins to St. Louis, Chicago and New
York. A mink skin is worth from $7
to $8, muiiskrat skiln from $2 to $5,
skunk skin $2.50, civit cat skins about
50 cents, weasel skinls 5 and 10 cents,
coon skin $2.50 and wildcat skins
During the past ten years '1r.
Chastain has also shot and killed
seventy-five hawks. le killed eight,
hawks in one (day. lie also killed to'
owls, three ravens and four eagles,
nintetcen wild turkeys, two deers and
m1aly pheasants along the North
Carolina lit<.e e e killed thirteen
erews wit h three shots. lie has kill
ed as high as tlirtiy-six squirrels in
OIe day and tlevein in ole tree. One -
day he killed thirty-three sqiurrels,
an owl and a ra t tlesia ke. le aver
ages killing six ra- ttlesnaklces a year,
t he largest onie he ever killed being
lini feet long aind having sixteen
'' Setin I hereby a ppoinats Mr i.
Ch:statini a commnittee of one~ to cap
tur mm.ri kill a horn sniake nmext sum
nwtr bnd ting~ it to l'i.:kens. if he
tam oe alive we evarm stly re
quest l'imiI ouav it w'ell tied before
M r. William (Chapman, a wvell
knouwni cit izeni <.f the upper part of
P'ickensi county. died at tihe home of
his sen, Mansell Chapman, Saturday
night Interlment was at Anitioch
IMr. Chapman was about 'i5 years
of age and a nmember of the Haptist
c'huire~h. He~ is surivived by his wVife
and the following children: Rural Po..
liceman R. TI. Chapman, Mansell
Chapman, Mrs. L. S. Reece, Mirs. Ir
viii Dodgens, Mrs. Will Ellenburg,
Mrs. Anthonmy Ellenburg, all of Pick
ens) ('ounty.' lHe also leaves one broth
or, Mr. Jimii Chapman, of Quebec, N.
C. Another brother, Mr. Currica
Chapman, died about a month ago.
1)EATHI OF AN INFANT.
Tlhe friends of Mr. and Mrs. Joe
Hiuinter syimpathize wvith them in thme
loss of their young baby wvhose dleath
occ(ur('d at their home- in Lynchburg,
Va., Saturday, March 10, following
an internal hemorrage. The baby
was a twelve pound boy five days old.
The father gave blood twice with
hopes of saving tlhe young life, but
God in His infinite wisdom saw fit to
take the child's life, despite all that
loving hands and medical skill couldl
- Mr. Hunter is. a sorn of Mr. Jno.
& Hunter of~ Liberty and his wife was
r Miss Jennie Robinson, formerly of