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VOLUME 52-NUM1BER . PICKrNS, S. C., THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 1922.
CENTRAL LOCAL NEWS
Democratic Club lects Lady Dele
gates-Card Frdm' Postmaster.
The Central Democratic Club met
last Saturday at ten o'clock and re
organized and elected officers and del
eCates to the county convention. J.
H. Ramseur was elected chairman, F.
B. Morgan, vice chairman; E. L. Hen
derson was elected county executive
committeeman. B. E. Allen, T. T.
Arnold and Leslie Morgan waselect
ed club executive *committee. B. E.
Allen, W. L. Dickson and R. G4
Gaines, Jr., was elected enrollment
committee. Delegates to the con
vcnticn were elected as follows:
Ladies-Meslames J. H. Ramseur, J.
T. Gassaway, P. L. Ezeli, S. R. Kel
ley, B. E. Allen. The men were: T.
. Werner, B. J. Johnston, W. T.
'arle, J. H. Hicks and R. G. Gaines,
r. Each delegate is to send or ap
point one in their place in case they
can't go themselves.
The following resolution was adopt
ed: Whereas, the National and state
ocvernment Has deemed it wise to
grant to the ladies the power to vote,
and, whereas, no ladies attended our
club meeting; Therefore be it resol
ved by the male members of the club
that we urge the ladies to attend our
club meetings, our campaign speak
ing and vote in the . election this
summer, and that a copy of this be
published in The Sentinel. E. L.
Mr. and Mrs. J. 1[. Ramsur motor
ed to Asheville last week end.
Tom Folger motored to Asheville
last week en( to see his mother who
is in the hospital thcre.
The new jail and town hall is near
N ing comllction, and when one is put
in it he may say "Farewell vain
world, I am going home."
L. H-. Bowling made a business trip
to Charlotte last week.
Mrs. Folger is very much improved
to the delight of a host of friends
Mr. H1. E. Seaborn, i- wife. and
little Earle Seaborn Jr.. went to
Greclnvillc last Sunday to spend the
(lay with Atty. J. H. Price.
"The Shifter Club" at Central is
thriving Many mcmbers Joihed last
wc ck. ,
Fio. Mc. D. Weims lead the sing
ing at the First Baptist church last
Sunday night. Pi of. Weims will re
turn later in the suninier and teach a
ringing school and sing for- a revival
Mr. and Mrs. Will Rochester of
Richmond, Va., spent the week end
here with Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Wor
sham and Mrs. Rochester, his mother.
Mrs. J. P. Worshan entertained
last Monday p. n. in honor of Mrs.
Will Rochester of Richmond Va.
Mr. A. A. Pearson and family
mlctcred te Greenville last Sunday
to spend the day with Mr. Pearson's
Central walloped Pickens 12 to 5
last Satnirday afternoon on tihe Cen
tral ball groundl. The "Fans'' were
much in evidencee at the game, Cenl
tral is planning for one of the best
teams ini tihe league.
Mr's. Mary D~udley of Florence is
visiting her brother and sister here,
Mr's. B. E. Allen and Mr'. F. B. Mor'
Mir. and Mrs. B E. Allen andc Mr.
and Mirs. F. B. Mor'gan and Mr's.
Dud!cy mlotoredl to Gireenville last
Sunday to visit Car'l More-an.
ds the Post Offire D~epeiment
has ysked all poCst eflice employees to
c.bsI ye postal imlprovemenlet wee'(k
fror' May 1 to 8, I want. to ask any
one ,who has aniy suggestionl, eriti
' c(ism, or' commliendation for' thle iml
priov'emenot of thle postal service firom
this office to kindly hland .samle to i he
postmaster or car'riers dur'ing the
Our Motto: Harmony, loyalty, co
operiation and1( efficiency.
Now if thlis impr'ovement week is
g~cceI for thle postal service at lai'g
aind 0111 office locally, we holieve
tilet sutch1 a week( would be goodl t'm
ourl town~ and commI)u nity.
In order to get the best out ol
this im-:Eovleent wecl we wvill hav<
a get together meetinig: at tile schioo
house Monday nlight at Eight o'clock
'May 1, 1922. All are aor'dially invitet
to attend, both ld and 11( young and w<
S will try and hlave you entel'tained b:
some1 good talks abouj what you ar<
Ixpcted to do, and some goodl music
COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CONVEN..
County Democratic conventions all
over the state will be held Monday,
May 1, at the county seats.
It is always important that citi
zens take interest in these convention,
but this year it aippears exceedingly
Never has the state needed leaders
of the right kind more than it needs
them this year.
It appears that much important
business will come before the state
c.onvention in Columbia and Pickens
county must see that it is represent
ed by strong men able to take part
in the convention which this caunty
DEMOCRATIC CLUB MEETING
A meeting of the Pickens Demo-.
crv.tic club was held in the c.ourt
house Saturday at 3 o'clcek p. n.,
April 22nd, for the purpose of organ
izing for 'the year -1922-1924. The
meeting was callcd to order by W. E.
Finley. The fellowing officera were
clectcd: W. E. Finley, president; J.
E. Boggs, vice president, and G. G.
A Committee of Registration was
elected consisting of Frank McFall,
J. C. Carey and H1. A. Townes.
The Executive Committee elected
were 0. T. Ilinton, W. T. Bates and
J A. H. Townes.
C. L. Cureton was elec.ted as coun
ty Executive Committeeman.
Delcgates to the county convention
t0 be held in Pickens of Monday,
May 1st, were chosen as follows:
W. T. Bates, 'r D. .Bates, G. G.
Christopher, 0. T. Hinton, I. T. Hal
lum, W. W. Aiken, J. E. Boggs, F.
V. Clayton, W. E. Finley, Frank Wel
born, C. L. Cureton, James Morgan,
John M. Brazeale, R. L. Hames, J.
H. Earle, C. E. Robinson, 0. C. Keith,
R. A. Bowen, A. S. Porter, J. T. Tay
ler, T. A. Bowen, R. E. Lewis, N. A.
Christopher, J-. A. H. Townes, J. D.
Yongue, Gary Hi'ott, J. M. Stewart
and J. C. Jennings.
Each delegate Wats given the privil
ege of appointing his substitute inl
Case he could not attend the conven
S. S. CONVENTION
On Sunday afternoon, April 10, a
(listrict Sunday School Convention for
Christians of all denominations was
held at Salem Church. On account
of the inclement weather a number
cf schools were not represented that
probably would have been had tile
weather been favorable. However,
every speaker was piesent an( a very
interesting and helpful program was
carried out. The address "How to
Welcome a Better Teanher," by Prof.
W. S. Morrison of Clemson was es
pecially enjoyed. For years, Prof.
Morrison has been giving a part of
-his time to Sunday pehlool wvork, andl
he has been heard at numbers of
Pickens county conventions, lie
grows wvith the wvork. The address
by Prof. Ernest Goodwvin, of Central
"Howv to build up our Sunday School''
wavs full of helpful suggestions for
the betterment of our Sunday Schools.
TO THE SUNDAY SCHOOL WVORK
FRS OF SOUTH C2AROLIN A
The White Hause, Washington, ID. C.
"The properly condlucted Sunday
school seemfs to me to be ai very~ im
pcertant feature of religious wvork, be
cause it serves the ycun~g people at
a tim wlQ~hen they ar~e most im press
icnlel and, particularly, b~ecaluse it
afltordsl them opp~ortunity for an inl
timate acquaintance with that mionu
menlt. of splendid literature, thle Bible.
BothI as literature and as inspiration,
the Bible has a value wvith whichl no
*ith r wvork can be0 com~lpar'ed, and
ertry activity that e xpands( and pop..
uhiries the knowledge of it is ox
vleed Waneniti (G1 . Harin~iig,
'rt iden of the Uniited States.
T0 jert l 'r~ince GeQorge Chlapter
D. :\. R. will hol its next meeting
a he homce of Mrs. J. F". Banister
I, iabhrty \n Tuesday. May 2. An
il int sin0- progr'am3 has been ar
rangej' andv ai full attendcance is ex
3 1.nd( v.t e w allI be thlere,
C. G. Rowland, P. M.
At the request of a number of
people we are publishing in part the
sermon on the Boll Weevil, which was
recently delivered at Cross Roads
church by the pastor, Rev. D. W.
A BIBLE RECEIPT TO RID THE
CQUNTRY OF THE BOLL
* * * * * * * * *
* Text: "If my people whidh *
* are called by my name shall *
* humble themselves and pray, *
* and seek my face, and turn *
* from their wieced ways, then "
* will I hear from heaven and will *
forgive their sins, and heal their *
* lands."-2nd Chronicles, 7th *
* chapter, 14th verse. *
* * * * * * * * * *
In the dedication of the temple' at
Jerusalem Soloinonl interceded for
the people of God, and begged God
fer mercy for the people, who might
commit sins in the future. By ref
erence to the 6th chapter of Second
Chronicles, and reading from the
260th through the 30th verses inclus
ive, he makes mention of certain
things he prayed God to deliver
thcm from; always making mention
Cf the fact always understood that
thc people would repent of their sins
and beg forgiveness. So after Solo
man's prayer ended God appeared to
him in the night time and said,
"Solomon, I have heard thy prayer.
Now if I shut up heaven, that there
be no rain, or if .1 command the lo
cust to devour the land or if I send
pestilence among the people, then if
my people, which are called by my
name shall humble themselves and
pray and seek my face and turn
from their wicked way, then will 1
hear from heaven and will forgive
their sin and will lle their land."
Many times God's people have for
gotten Him and forsaken Him and
have gone away after other gods,
became proud or self -reliant de.
pending upon their own power and
resources to carry them along in the
world, leaving God almost out of
their thought and ways. In Malachi
third chapter and seventh verse, God
brings a serious charge against the
people, saying, "Even from the days
of your fathers ye have gone away
from my ordinances and have not
kept them. Now if you will return
unto me and I will return unto you."
You have been robbers an(d you want
to know why I call you robbers. "Ye
have robbed me," saith the Lord, "in
tithes and in offerhigs. Now for
your sins ye are cursed, this whole
nation is cursed." I-ow were they
cursed? The devourer was sent upon
the land to destroy the crops. God
says to the p~eople, bring ye all tihe
tithes into the storehouse that there
may1 be meat in mine house and prove
mle no0w herewith, says the Lord of
hosts, if I wvill not open you the win
(lows of heaven and pour you out a
blessing, that there shall not be rooma
enough to receive it, and I will rebuke
the detvourer' for your sake and he
shall not destroy the fruits of your
ground, neither shall your v'ine east
off fruit before the t ime in the field,
saith the lerid of hosts, and all na
tions shall call you blessed for y'e
shall be a (delightsome land saith the
Lord of hosts." The people are now
saying, by their acts, "Lord, we he
lieve that, hut we want you to bless
us5 first. We are nott quite wvilling to
trust you. But if you will trust. us
first and lbring us the blessing thenm
we will bring you the o;ffering.'' There
are many of God's church t reasurys
empty-no meat in thle hou.se. Anmd
tihe minister wh'Io mlinl'ters to them
in spiritual things are liv ing from
hand to mouth, niot knowing: what
will he tile oultcomle or where thle
meat and bread shall comlle from,
whlenl God has: erinIal t hat they
wh'lo prleach the Cospm! sho~ I live of'
Whenever God's~ peole Vo away
from Him, lhe desires that thley shall
return. He says, ''Return unto1, mae,
oh, backsliding childIren -et urnm, andl
I will heal your backs dinl." But
sometimes lhe has to) send(1chastise
ment upon them to humble them andl
bring thenm back to him.
T1he awful World Wa. wvas sent
upon the people. If God did not
send~ it he allowed( it to come. The
German army ad, nonaicanny whip
ped England and France. The
American soldiers entered the war.
Yet with all their power of endur
ance and bravery, the German army
was still victorious, until that great
Christian statesman, Woodrow Wil
son, president of the United States,
called upcn the nation to observe the
(lay of feasting and prayer. They
gathered in their churches all over
America and prayed that'God would
bring the war to an,' end. A signifi
cant fact is that after that day the
German army never gained anotlier
victory. Yet our people were not
humbled. They took up the cry,
"'We have. whipped the German
army." The statement was in eve-:
paper that the 27th and 30th divis
ions broke the Hin(lenburg line and
crushed the German army. But no;
using cur boys as his instruments,
Ged broke the Hindenburg. line and
crushed the German army in answer
to the prayers of His people. And
yet we were not humbled. God sent
the influenza among our people.
They (lied by the hundreds and by
the thousands. Left homes desolate
and thousands of people in tears, be
fore the people Would come back to
Thcn came a period of prosperity
such ts the world has never before
seen. The man with his home paid
for anl his wife and children happy,
went crazy for riches. Sold his small
home, purchased a larger one, bought
more mules, more fertilizer, plowed
deep, and the cry was, "We can make
cotton rain or no rain." Cotton at
.10e per pound, ran our people crazy,
and now they have planted more
acerage, borrowed money from the
banks, invcsted in more land, planted
more cotton and inten(led to get rich
in a year. We saw millions just
ahead of us. And in the midst of our
pro.s)crity, lo and behold, God is for
gottcn. The boll weevil appeared, the
drought appears, and there is scarce
ly a half of crop of cotton made and
ahlost starvation prices even for that
and our whole country is in. an em
harrat.sISd condition financially. Will
we turn to God and seek forgiveness
by rI'penting of our wrongs and tak
ing God into our homes and into our
life and into our government and
nation? Or will we continue to shut
Him out and risk the consequences?
Let us get down in the dust of hu
mility and pray-not simply say
prayers, really ask God from the.
depths of our hearts for the gorgive
ness of our sins and for the blessings
that wc need, and the promise that
all our needs shall be supplied
through riches of grace in Christ
Jesus. God doesn't promise to give
us outr wants, but our real needs.
Let us, seek God's face, God's fav-or,
God's presence, God's mercy, God's
love, forsaking our wicked wvays.
getting back to the old paths, andl
wvalk therein and wve shall find rest
for our souls, when we humble our
selves and prafy andl seek God's face
and turn away fr-om all our wicked
wvays. Then we hav'e the assurance
er God himself and that he wvill for
die our sin and heal our land.
We must repint of nmany glatrinfli
sins. The gambling craz(' among
outr pedople, the dlescer'atio jof) th''
holy' Sablhath day. There is doubt
les.s nmore montey spent for l)'easure'
tidling2. on the SabbathI days of each
tmcnth than ther-e is paid into the'.
tr'eary of our' Lord ini all the
chultrlhes in the same le'ngtht of time.
And yet the cry is "'hardl times,'' and
motney is so scarce we must begin to
econem ize and curtail our1 ex penses
and the first cut made is tgenerally
maide on c-hurch ex penses--robblinlg
Ilow to ge~t id (If the dlevou ret'.
the b'oll wel'vil: Godl's people must
hiarbtle themnselv'es, must pray, be itn
e''aest, he' willingi to make' any sac
WVIcn weI pray ini aret weMt pra ~hy
way for his glotry. We musiIt sc-ek
God's facee, G;od's favor, not nman's
Cavet-. Sometimcs by seeking the
faiver of men we brtitng upon us the
frewn~' of' God. Turning awvay from
all cut' wicked ways, whatever may
be wr'ong in our lives, in our homes,
in out- chur'ches, in our state, or na
tion, we must forsake the wrong and
turn. to God, and his assurance is
that lhe wvill fot'givc our sin a heA
PRLrhaps the worid has never need
ed to come back to God more than
ttlay, for surely there never has
been imcre wickedness in .the world.
Murders, homilcides, su'eides, rob
beries, and othcr fearful sins being
coinmitted on every hand by the
secre and by the hundreds. Among
the poor, middle classes and is run
ning riot in the highest circles of
society. Even in outr government
men in high official capacity are de
nying the divinity of Christ and com
mitting such fearful sins that the
wom ld stands aghast at the corrup
ticn in high places. We sometimes
Wondcr if even the government itself
can (ut much longer, for When the
wicked rule, the earth mourn, and
God said to israel, ' "lkwai e that
thou forgct not the Lord thy God in
not keeping i His connandments and
his judg ments and His statutes, for I
havo led thee through great and ter
riblo wilderness, wherein were firey
s(erpcuts and scorpions and drought.
I fed thee with mannn." Now if
you say in your heart that my power
anl my might have gotten me
w alth, when Ged gave you the
p.-Wer 'and gavc you the power to in
erease that wealth, that you forget
I-im and turn away from IHim, that
as a nation we may he destroyed as
cther naticns before us have been
destroyed who have forgotten and
turined away from God. Read Deut.
Now inl conclusion. What must we
do to get God to forgive our sin and
heal our land ?
First. Humble ourselves.
Third. Seek God's face.
Fourth. Turn away from our
Fifth. Turn into the treasury of
our Lord one-tenth of all our income.
.GIREAT MIECORD FOlt PICKENS.
The Pickens Iligh School won third
place in the Piedmont track iet alt
Clemsonm College last. Saturday an I
not thc Walhalla school, as waS
stated in several stories of the meet.
This error wass called to the atten
tion of the press by Van Clayton,
county superintendent of' educntion
It is a matter of pm ide to every
resident of the "state of Pickens"
that While there werre schools from
eight counties in the contest at Clen
son Pickenls County captured two
thirds of all the points. The total
numnber of points registercd was 90
and the'*schools of Pickens county
scored (0, or twiCe, ats mnany as did
the teams from all' the other seven
IEIUNION OF STUDENTS PICK
ENS FIlRST SCIOOL
A plan is on foot to 1hohl a reuim ton
at Pickens some time in May of all
Ilivin': putpits who~ attended the first
Pickens publ)1ii. school.
The first public5 school in IPickenis
wats taught in 18@9 h~y Prof. I luph
McICainm. Th'Ie ol hcuse wvhere it war
Iiught is hnow. Stihaine: just be'hbel'
ihe) re ice of Mr . E. 11. Cia i
buit wvill be likely; Ib to'rn awayi lhe
\Mv. .J. C . Jennii;-: sa4ys lhe he
practical; v Iry\livig pupl;; wh 4
aittenedi thie cdl s'hool(an Ohe 4 f'ives
thnm a-: fol lows:
D)r. John ('o lisle, of Gree nville,
Attoinney Adonm Clark Welhorn, oi
Gre'( n'.illet; Aliss Ashlie Iloillings
wo'trtht (now Mrs. M. F. Ansell), of
Greenv ill14; Mr i. John lipr, of
Gri emnvilh*; W. Tv. Griffini ofGen
vle; l'rank G. M aubl(in, of Greeun
vill' Ivy M. Maulblin, of Columbia;
I)r. L. G. (hayton, of Central; Dr.
I. i'l .rns'aw, .J. M . Welhorn, M.
.1. Wilhbru, in Saiv illa Welh~orn
JT d. . llain , i. Salli Cae
Aloi- V(aMao dn o Mrs. Wl~g>,..
.\F. Ket. .IsorJP. ary
Th J. eaubinl Meig~ Hthe t Mautl
r'eadl paper in JPickens county is na t
uirnlly the h)O5: ndvertising med'4iumf.
LIBERTY WINS AGAIN
Carries 0(f Honors in Piedmont Meet
-Calhoun 2nd-Pickens 3rd.
Clemson College, April 22.'-Fea
tured by the slashing of four state
high school' records and the tying
of two others, the'Piedmont Oratori
cal and -Athletic. association held its
fifteenth annual track meet-on Riggs'
Field here this afternoon,
Lity high school won flrst place
with 21 points. During the afternoon
four state high sch3ol records were
smashed and two tied. Cdrter New
man, of Calhoun-Clemson broke two
os t ev. io ian the-880 yards in 2
in mute", 6 3-5 seconds, breaking the
tid ''amd of 2 minutes 11 3-5 sec.
in the .140 he broke the old record
1 .1-5 hy running this race in 52
Wiell vaulted 11 feet, four and
ota huf inches, breaking the old
reem a' ofIt in feet, nine inches,
Albre d, of Pickns, put the shot 10
8.1 ineb-e more than the old record
of 12 feet one inch.
Brown of Gaffney won first in the
10; yard dash and the low hurdles
Vnd ti d Cw record in each
All ef these records are certified
by Dr. E. J. Stewart, Clemson track
Distances were measured with a
i'teel teve and several watches wer'e
usedi tiin, acordillg to amn
Icur athletic regulations.
The leadint: idividual scorer was
Newrann, cf Clemson-Calhoun, who
hesitks breaking two records, scored
all fifteen points which won seccnd
plice for his scllol.
Other high scores were: O'Dell, of
Liberty, II; Brown, of Gaffney, Blum,
of Lib.rty and Allgood, of Pickens, 10
each; ard Unhnicr, of Central, 8.
Scores of others schools besides the
two leaders were Picke-ns, 13; Galy
ney and Central, 10 each; Greenville,
7. Laurens, .1; Woodruif and Greer, 8;
Easley, 1; Westminster and Andler
son 1-2 each, -
Schools failiiv: to score wetre HIon'a
Path, Ivat. I'end leton, Hastoe, .litonl
and Valhalla. The neet ws con
ducted by Dr. F. J. Stewart and mem -
bers of the Cleison1 faculty, asAisted
by th( Tiger track team. Every
event was smoothly and efficiently
run an11d the meet was hig'hlIysuce.vss
Othcr Evonts Included.
100-yard r'un, Brown, Gaffney,'first,
tine, 10 2-5 seconds; Tidwell, Laureas
secolld; Barlsdatle, Lau rens, third.
Running high jumi, Blumi, Liberty,
heigth. 5 feet 8 inches, first; O'Dell,
of Lilier(y, second; Meeks, of Ander
sonm, and England, of Westin inster,
8810 yard run, Newinan, Clemson.
(Calhoun, first, time 2 minutes,'6 3-5
seIetnds; Gain(es, Greenville, second
1-8; Bruce, Greenillte, third.
Discus, Pa'lmer, Central, first, drs
tance, 1.1:8 foict; AlIlgood, Pickenw.,
secondt; A. damPis, P'ickenis th irdl.
'220.-yardt~ dash, Newmnan, Clemson
Catlhotun, Iirast, time, 23 3-5 seconds;
Swvink<. W\oodru'~ff, secondl; Adamtns, of
Pole vau tlt, O'Del1l, Liberty,, first,,
he igth !! f1 t -*.1 1-2 inches. Allgood,
Pickes. Unh's, SeneenS, tiedl for see
('1ndt1( an thirdo place. .
S1)0 leow hnri idlecs, B rown, Glafiney,
flis, t ime In 1 - seconds; Miller,
G( ist:'.ill. s'econd ; CIarson, Central,
Ru nni ng broad jumnp. Blumn, 1Liberty
fir st, d istante 20 fr et, 2 iin'hes, O'dell
Liht( ity, second~t; Finley, Eaisle'y, thirdt.
*fW-ymi d run, Newman, Clemson.
Calheuon, fi rst, time 52 :1-5 sceonls;
Adamns, GreI nville. ia s'ond; Adams of
Shio t .ut, Al'oed , P i ckens, first,
dlisftancee 4'2 IE (, Il 3-'I iniches. Piil
.( IIC WINS ORIATIOlICAL.
prisenoting the Cal
h a 1 ho, won thie fifte('n
- , i sIa ce. ntest of the
H'I ii d Athletic ats
t a Ismsai College last
.: niht, spuk ing~ onl the sub
cit, "The Mani t hey Catn not Forget.''
'iInd pI SIOIwas w(n biIy H arry
IX rin if Gree'cr and third place by
l.oti;: Seaiborni of Wal hallIa. Nine
I cini schools wer'e( repre~isen'tedl. This
is the se: ond tinme in succession the
Camlhoun -C~~l5mon school has won this
With this issue of The Senthln~
the paper enters its lifty-second year.