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VOUM 52-NUMBE 28 p'CES S. C., THRDY NOEME 9, 1922. ,;.q ~I
LIVE LIBERTY LOCALS
LI:berty.-Friday evening of the
27th inst a Hallowe'en party was giv.
er. at the school house -by the high
school boys, sponsored by a number
,f the teachers. Mr. J. R. Martin,
head of the agricultural school, aided
the boys in changing his department
into a veritable "At home to their
friends," of all the Hallowe'en char
acters. Hallowe'en stunts were the
order of the evening, jack-o'lanterns
lending a mellow glow upon the en
chanted scene. Hallowe'en eats were
served and a joyous good time for
The 'enior B. Y. P. U. of the second
church, enjoyed a delightful party at
the hospitable home of Mr. and Mrs.
S. T. McKittrick on Hallowe'en even
ing. The decorations were in keep
ing with the season, all. lending to
the weirdness of the occasion. The
usual games were much enjoyed. also
the lure of the fortune teller was on,
t.dding much merriment for all. Later
in the evening sandwiches and cocoa
- Miss Rubie Jones nas entered upon
her duties as teacher at Keowee.
Miss Zola Hutchins, teacher at
Travelers Rest, cnjoyed the pleasures
over last week end at her father's
house, Mr. C. T. Hutchins.
Misr Addie L. Davis resumed her
school duties last week near William
Miss Ida Lou Hunter of Belton,
spent the week-end with homefolks.
Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Huff and Mas
ters Darrell and Roscoe spent Sun
day with Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Hunt.
Miss Silye Chanblin resumed her
school work last week iear Walhalla.
Liberty circus goers enjoyed a
double portion last week in that fol
lowing the attendance of the big cir
cus in Greenville on Monday, Cole
Eres. show attractions held forth
1-ere on Saturday night.
LIBERTY U. D. C. MEETING
Liberty.-The October meeting of
the Kecwee chapter, U. D. C., met
with Mrs. J. M. Abbot at her home
which was 'quite attractive in its ar
ray of beautiful flowers.
The program was in charge of the
historian under the subject, "The
Bend .Between the Negro Slaves and
ihc-ir Masters in the South," roll call
being. answered by a quotation on
this slavery. Shc t reminiscent ac
counts cf the fr.inily slave were giv
en ty severrl of the members. Beau
tiful "ncidents grew out of the mu
tual syml:athy and affection between
the slaves and their owners, furnish
ing themes for song and story. "Black
Mammy" is a historical character,
and she belongs to traditions and
Inemcries dear to tiie outhern heart.
This bond between iiiisters and slave
ia living monument to the age in
which it existed. It was a tie' that
the Yankees were unable to under
rtand and neither wvere tliey alle to
dlestrCy it, altho the intervention of
the Noi th brocuglit on a condition
harmful to hoth master and slave.
"Affection lives only in an atmos
p!'ere of kindness and responsive ac
2 tion." The program closed with a
reading by Mrs. .'N. Blum entitled
t "Ebo,'' which' was highly enjoyed.
The business session scon wvent into
the election of officers for the ensu
ing year. President, Mfrs. A. L.
Johnson; first vice presidlent, Mrs. S.
T. McKittrick; secondl vieL-president,
Mrs. WV. C. O'Dell; recording secre
tihry, Mrs. J. C. Hunter; correspond
ing secretary, Mrs. L. N. Foy; treas
7urer, Mrs. B. C. Smith, re-elected;
historian, Mrs. Jay Boggs; registrar.
Mrs. J. P.'Glenn. The retiring presi
dent, Mrs. J. P. Glenn, has served
faithfully and well for a consecutive
rumber of terms, but declined re
election. -Delegates were elected as
follows: General conventi on-Mrs.
Geo. L. Templeton, alternate, Mrs.
W' A. Sheldon, and for the State
convention Mrs. B.- G. Smith, alter
)ate Mrs. D. H. Iennemur-.
During the socia' hour the hostess
assisted by Mrs. Annie Hamilton
served a dlelightful salad course witl
coffee and mints.
The November meeting will be ai
4the home of Mrs. Jay Boggs wvitl
Miss Fannie Lyde assistant hostess
FOR SALE-Pigs and milk cows. R
ALONG PICKENS STAR .ROUTE
We are having some fine weather
now, and farmers are using it to a
good advantage, soiing grain, gath
ering corn, cotton, etc.
Quite- a crowd attended 'preaching
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. M.
Lusk's Sunday 'afternoon. Mr.
I.usk leaves in ~iiWfew 'days for
Seneca where they will make the:"r
future home. We regret very much
to loose this good family from this
Misses Maggie anF~Lois -Gilstrap
were the guests of Misses Inez and
Lois Winchester Suinday.
Mr. S. C. Collins is on the sick
'Rev, and Mrs. H. F. Wright have
returned from an extended visit to
the latter's sister, Mrs. Walter Fow
ler, of Liberty.
Mr. and Mrs. B. T. Winchester
visited their parents 'Mr. and Mrs.
M. B. Garrett, at Norris reccinjEy..
Mr., and Mrs. N. N. Mecce of
Seneca were visitors in this section
Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Winchester
and (laughter made a business trip
to Greenville FrIday.
Mr. Walter Mecce and family of
Newport News, Va.. have returned
to Meeceville where they will make
Mr .and Mrs. Paul Keasler spent
Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Messrs Clifton Childress, Dealus
Madden, Claude Parrott and Walter
Winchester were seen in this scotio 1
Sunday afternoon. Business un
Rev. G. E. Crenshaw and family
Miss Frenh and Mr. Brumley of
Central visited at the home of Mr.
J. E. Kessler Sunday afternoon.
The population of Easta'toe retion
i' still increasing. Among the new
arrivals is a son to Mr. and Mrs.
Arnhur Madden and i daughter te
Mr. and Mrs. T. P. Wood.
Mr. G. W. Keasler is erecting a
nice bungalow on his farm.
Mr. Rufus Galloway a.n I family
are on a visit to relatives at Pvd
Shady Grove school will begin
Monday with Mrs. Olive Adams as
pr.cipal, Mr. James Finley of
Oconce as assistant.
Several on this route attended
the show at Greenville Monday.
Prof. Willie linrphree. principal o!'
the Salem high school was motoring
in this -section Sunday.
King Tino was too tino for the job.
Rip Van Wrinkle got drunk and
t'ept twventy years. New people get
drunk and sonme of them seep forev'er.
Some are si'ghts and some are par
Trotzky chuckles at th'e Anarchist
viewvs of his young son, and the devil
chuckles at both.
When a woman discards her pow
decr and rouge you can safely say
that she is taking an interest in heri
The wvindl in swindle is evidlently
A Ford with a forty dollar horn
reminds us of a pooJIe clog wvith a
Great men of the past lived hun
dreds of years ahead of 'their time.
while great men of today live th'ty
days ahead of their time.
Pennsylvania's di'outh is becoming
serious. Don't wvorry, they are
speaking of the weather.
Geometry is the mcst popular
studly of today. Think of the peo
ple that are trying to work the
Probably1 the reason a suicide kills
huis mother-in-law 'first is that he
wvants company in the Tiereafter.
The B'ble says that if thine enemy
i'mite thee on the cheek turn the oth
cr, so Greece is mobilizing a newv
a~rmy to inlvad(e Turkey.
A motor knocks for the wvant or
oil and a man kunocks for the want
The Kolorecd K.K.K. looks dark.
Tonm Ihool ishness is a bad asso
No, Per'e, collar 'lands do-n't play.
You ne:ver' heat' et indlustr'ial trou
1.lc s in an- egg vlid.n
COTTON AND THE C0--OPERA..
Greenvillie Daily News.
Was the sensational rise in cotton
to 25 cents a pound yesterday due in
any way to the influence of co-opera
Has the uniformly good price at
which cotton has been selling this
fall been the result of co-operative
In the current issue of The Na
tion's Business, publication of the
United States Chamber of Commerce
U. M. Kilo, says:
The mere . announcement in the
fall of 1921 that the co-operatives
had arranged to borrow $22,000,000
from the War Finance Corporation
caused' an immediate and permanent
rise of 3 to 4 cents in cotton prices.
This loan meant that a large quantity
of cotton that would ordinarily be
dumped on the market and bought up
by speculators was no longer avail
able. Orderly marketing gives sup
ply and demand a chance to fix the
right price, and this is very likely
to be several cents higher than the
forced price. -
With the growth of the co-onera
Live associations during the last year
it is not at all unreasonable to at
tribute the risc :n prices primarily
to their influence. To read Mr. Kile'
article is to believe very firmly tant.
the cooperative moveien l!as boo!t
ed the prices of cotton. In his woit
the miovement "has arriv .Ad; t has
arrived apparently with both feed aril
on a solid businesslike ba-i" thiat ii
rures its permanence.-' It ha. en
.bled the farmer to market his
staple instead of merely "dumping"
it. as he has done ;n the past. The
associations are managed by experts
who know the cotton game. They
have eliminated under-grading in the
cotton sold, doing their own grading
a.nd saving their members thousands
of dollars in this way. They have
gained the advantage ; irompt ware
housing and have abolTihecd petty
plucking-running $5 to $10 per bale.
They have put the farmer very near
ly on a cash basis, advancing im 50
to 60 per cent of the probable value
of his crop when he delivers it. They
collect from 1 to 3 cents per pound
piemiun from the m'lls for the con
venienec of being able to get large
quantities of particular grades at
vny time it is desired. Finally, they
obtain profit through the ceanomy
of bulk merchandising.
Mr. Kilo says in conclusion.
But what does this systeni, as
saming its continued growth and
I.rosl:erity, mean to the community.
to business men and to tlie,nation?
A good place to go to get the an
swer to that question is Fresno,
Calif. A fewv short year~s ago Fresno
was 'almost the dleadest towvn on the
mnap. The rsin growvers were seh';nj
their crops5 year~ after year at less
than the cost of production. Vinc
yards were being torn up and1 the
growVers were moving awvay.
To'day Fresio claims to be the
wealthie't city of its size in the
Unitedl States. Its per~ capita baE<
deposits wre saidI to be larger than
fer~ any other city in thie country.
Co-oeperation has changed the rasin
indlustry from a gamble to'a stable
business, and ;nstead1 of a variable,
poorly graded and poorly packed
s<- mi-luxury the consumer now know5
the rasin as a standard, staple Tood
product. In cominon with. other
rrices rasins have ry up somewhat
to the consumer. but through 'busi
nless like methods and economy of
operation it has been possible to
raise prices to the producer 5 cents
for every 1 cent the consumer has
had to pay over former price levels.
NICE SMALL, FARM FOR SALE.
We off'er the R. M. Baker tract of
land near Six Mile church, 30 acres
more or less, all tine land lying beau.
tifully, on easy terms; four of fiv'e
l:undred dollars cash, balance in equal
installments for several y'ears.
B. F. Martin:
E. M. Blythe. 2t
Greenville, S. C.
LOST-Five year old boy's hlue erge
cont betwepn J1. W. Hendricks store
nsnd W. E. Stephes store by way of
l'pot. Reward offered. D. A. Bra
zeale, Phone No. 4.
SENATOR CRAIG TO THE ~VET
The fbllowing speech w'as' deliv
ered'by Senator John E. Craig when
he entertained the Confederate vet
erans of Pickens county at a sump
tuous dinner on the first lay of the
Veterans of the Co'nTederacy:
It is well to pause and drop i teat,
and place a flower on the bier ere
the body has been 'lowered into its
rose colored chamber. Yet it is far
better to strew your pathway with
sweet scented blossoms and fragrant
flowers while you live.
Under bright October skies, with
woodlands all golden and glorious
with the livery of autumn, with the
feathered songsters piping their
tuneful lays, and with the honey-be-.
still seeking his flavcriedI flower. It
is fitting amidst such surroun(lings
for us to gather around the festive
hoard and eat, drink and be merry.
'Iherefore, it s- a rare priivilege and
a jcy for mc to have you as my
guests this glad day; and as a mark
o app:reciation for your valiant serv
ices and heroie deeds as scIdiers and
as citizens, this dlinnler has been pre
pared. and I trust that each and
every cue of you have cmne v.1
hel ty and well whetted appetites.
And for our ciiy, let me :ay that
its gzrtc's stand ajariiid that all that
lies within its walls arc yours.
To the ladies, whose untiring <.e.
forts have made this ocaas-on what
it is, and to the hand fcr their de
ligh.tful and inspiring music, I wish
to extend my sinec( e thanks.
Wish:,g to be brief in these few
1.ar'tilg w'ords, I can but fcebly ex
y.ress my a(miiration and resp et fir
you who wore the gray; but I pled'..
YOU that our love shall be as ever
Irting as the starse- and as long a;
the wind's Acolian harps pour forth
their sweet strains of'niusie, just so
long wh .you live in the hearts of a
MRS. JANIE BRIGGS HAMILTON
Mrs. Janie Briggs Hamilton, widow
of the late Whitten Hamilton, (led
at her home in Easley Tueslay night
about 10:30. Mrs. Hamilton had
been a sufferer for seveial years and
had been confinyd to her bcd about
a year. She never complained and
was always cheerful and greeted her
friends with a smile. Truly. a good
woman has gone to her reward.
Mrs. Hlamilton was about 75 'years
of age and was the oldest (laughter
of the late Mr. and Mrs. Briggs.
Her husband preceded her to the
grave by six years.
She leaves four chldren as fol-.
lows: Henry W., and Norman L.
Hamilton, Miss Bessie Hamilton and
Mrs. J. J. Sims-, also onie sistei, Mrs.
T. .J. Bowven, all of Easley. ~Besides
a large family connection she leaves
a host of friends.
Funeral servieccs will be held Wed
nesday in WVest Viewv ceeery.
ALONG l'lCK ENS ROUTE 41
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Stansell v'isi
tedl their sister Mrs. . n Edens Sun
J. L. Brown has been repairing
andl painting his house.
The Rock school will open N- v.
the thirteenth with Miss Mollie Wof
ford principal ani Miss Jessie Hlouser
Miss Mao Keith has been very
Mr. Lawrence Edens is wearing a
.-mile. It's a fine ne* girl at his
George Edens and wife and one of
tile Clemson College professors have
been visiting Mr. Lige Edens.
The two-year old son of Sam
Brown is quite sick.
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Meee, Walter
andl Laura Meece visit ed the home of
Sam1 Brown the past ;zunday.
Maried by Judge Chri'.tophe'r in
his office, November 'I, Miss Etlith
C;rw to Mr. Gary Hlolden.
Marri' d by .Judge Christopher. at
his residenc-e, November .5, Miss
MeTzry I.lrer to Mr. Jnhn Anderso.
$1.50 A YEAR
On last Thursday, Oct. 19, 1922,
the relatives and friends gathered at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. H.
Baker to celebrate his 70th birthday.
A suprise was planned onl Mr. Baker
which was carried out nicely until
Thursday morning whaThe was go
ing c'ff, and his wife, and son per
wiaded him to wait unE;i after dinner
Ihen he began to think there was
something going to take place.
There being over 0O present plea
mant conveisation was the past time
or the morning hour. About the
icon hour a long table was put in
Ie back yard where tie ladies spread
ne of the best dinners we have ever
, itnessed and enjoyed. When dinn r
vas ready Rev. F. T. Cox stated what
I pleasure it was to h-m to be present
it the occasion, and then Rev. J. C.
iggs i eturned thanks, then e\ erv
e. b. an to partake of the food
.11( siome ee said they could eat
dl they wanted without any fear o,
\cute Incligestion for there was a
liitor present. After dinner was
>ver all assembled'in the front yard
vl e a group was takcn, beside
dme family groups 'and other pic
ures being taken.
Dir. Baker i; the olle:st child of
dr. and Mrs. Jacob Bakt r. When at
he age of nine his father left for
he war and he had to do the plow
ng to mlake the support for his
oth( r an( six other chiilren. - Me.
haker has been at (eacoin of the Bap
ist church about -17 years.
Mr. an(1 Mrs. Baker both roeived
everal nice present. iiuring the dlay.
'he afternoon was spent .n singing
evcral selec''tions iein' used in the
bristain Hiarmony. TIhe dis- missal
rayer wis offered by Rev. J. L.
ilktspit'. We ho( 11e to attn('1:1 many
lore such occasions at this home. A'
er many good wishe's and farewells
1ll dispersed to their homes.
A hirtinlay rei bration was held
Tctober "I it tie hiom'e of Mrs. 'R.
Anderson in 0o:nor of her 71st
siithlay aid attended by 93 friends
mad 'rives. The morning was
'peiit, ill social conversation, a fine
linner was enjoyed at 12 o'clock and
the afternoon Rev. A. M. Simmons
rcahicled a sermon from John 6:24.
Urs. Andlersonll was greiatly Cheered
:y manyi fl(.viil tributes fromt the
voing people and other presents
From the older ones. We wish this
;oOd mther many more happy birth
HIl Illl)AY CEI1EIRA'I'ION
A hout if (ty friends and relatives
iC Mlrs. J1. 1". Masters gathered at
he home 1,f F. M. Masters in An
ersen countyA on October 15 and
lebriatedi her 70th birthday, and
verlybod~y steemed to enjoy them
'elves. The good ladies spread one
.f the lest inneiirs we ever sawv.
Thrue echibdiren were present: Mr. W.
K. Aasters of Easley, F. M. Masters
.f Ande~lrsonl county and Mr's. A. J.
I.ieste'r of Greenville county. Twenty
grtandebihldren and theeo groat-grand.
rhlildren wvere also present. It was
ri great time and~ we hope to spend
;t least twenty-five more such happy
:>eens';ons at this hospi~table home.
hONOR ROLL1 NORRIS GRAD)ED
First Grade.--Joyce Johnson, Res
sic Mae Johnson, Clara Mao Alexan
der, Paul'ne Bolding, Pettie Maddox,
Don McWhorter, Isaac CantrellI,
Hugh Kennedy, Grace Adcox, Sybil
Gilstrap), Grover' Hood(.
Second Gradc.-Joyhn Kennedy,
Third Grade.-Roy Enltro0kin1,
Ralph Hood. Harold Jaines, Mattie
Jo McWhorter, Martbha Boroughs,
Clyde Owen, Francis Bolding, ,James
Whiten, Flora Glover.
Fourth Grade.--Clemsoun Billingsly,
F.ur'man Bi Ilngsly, George Clardy.
Sixth Grade.-Austin Clayton,
Seventh Grade.--Will ie Grace Muli
linax, Helen McWhorter, Lauece Mc
Eighth Grade.-Hugh'es Claytonl,
Jay Clayton. Pauline Gaines, J1. C.
Bolding, Lizzie Blackerby.
Joe M. Robertso~n, Pr.'n
CAMPAIGN FOR CLUB BOYs
T. A. Bowen wishes t. annourne
to all the prospective club members
for 1923 that are expecting to corn
pete for the very valuable prizes of
fered by the Senator elect, Hon. J.
E. Craig, of Easley, that they will
be given a chance to join the clubs
soon through their schools.
Those who expect to join the corn
and cotton clubs are expected to put
mn cover crops this fall of some kind,
clover, vetch or rye if it is possible
to get them in. Where any boy or
girl is not attending school they mav
Join by sending their names to the
Supt. of Education or the county
We are going to visit the schools
C , soon tas we can aind are asking the
teachers to cO-operate with us.
\l RS. L. O. P'ORTlElt )EAI).
Gr enville News.
irs. Lizzie Ophelia Porter, age l
', died at the lhotme of her father,
Rufus 11 upkins. 23 Fourth avenue,
yesterday at G o'clock after a linl
J-:ering iiiess. Ars. I'orer was in
Greenville lundr the care of a phy
sitcian, her home be ing in Easley, at
Glenwood mill, wlt e she was well
kwu.wn and leaves many friends who
%:ii Icarn with sorrow of her passing.
She is survived by h.r husband
1r. S. C. Porter, fiierc and mother. t
Alr. and 31r s. Rufus liopkins; one
hl ugh ter, H1iss EulIa Icrter; four
sist rs, a'rs. C. D. I3agwell. 1
rf Easley. Mirs. V. E. Mar'tiin
.f E'a sley; "Mrs. Queen lIinton an:
Siis Louvinia l lopkins, ("f this ty;
liree brothers, T. A. Ilopkins, of
EFasLy. and L. W. Ilopk ins and 11R. I.
[opkins. of this eity.
SCI(GOL NEWS (
The high school pupils have organ.
i/ed two liter ar'y se('ieties. tite Keu
We andl the A theniian. The Keoweev
is Cemposedo of 8th 11(1 10th grades.
the Atheniani of 9th and 11th grad:.
The girls have organized thtir
asket ball team and cx1;cct to bet:.n
practice at once.
Mr. Dean E':dens spent the week
nd 1 'with homefol ks in the Oolenoy
A iniong the Pichens high school
ipils who stood the teacher's ex
11m ination last Friday and Saturday
vere: Beiilah Gravely, Ethel Porter.
Ina Cannon, Kathlecn Adams. -)ora
'hapmn 1). Mdtude lEcw, Paul Gravely
m(1 Austin Dtul ham.
The H1ur'ricane ''ownshi p S.nginog
'Cnventien will meet with the Norris
Baptist church the thlirdh Sunday af.
1rnoc) in November at 2 o'clock.
Phie Central Towvnship singing con
'ention has a special invitation to
reet with us.
I VANGEIST'I MANN'S AP'POINT-'
Ev'angelist .J. TI. Mann, of' Ander
son, will lprech at the followving
luircs ini Pickens county on the
seccondl Sunday in this month: Griffin
Fit 11 (o'clock, Secona at :30:1, and1(
P:eckens M'dill church that night at
the usual hour. You are' cordliallv
iivitedl to attendI these services.
COLORED SCIIOOl, NOTICE
The comtpu sory school attendance
hew is in effect in the Pickens colored
sochool, effective immediately. By
order of the trustees.
Married by Judge Chris'topher in
his office, November 4. Lizzie Green.
and Isaiah Bens-on, coloreod.
Mr. Platt Wooldrige, of Sneads,
F'la., ;s visiting his friend, Mr. Robert
M. Welboi'n, near Pickens. Welborn
aol Wooldhrige went to France in the
hi my together, were together over
there, anod e 1e back together. This
i5 Mr. Wook rige's firstvisit to this
stoetion of the good old U. S. A. and
he likes it so well he :s almost per'
suadeod to lcante here, Ie admit; a
has got Florida heat.
Several more accounts ofI rejins
i.nid birthday celebrations to he puh
lishedo net w we i