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PICKENS--THE GEM TE FC
4'OF THE FOOTHILLS PPRO IK
A NRWRPAPER WITH A CONSCIENCE *
VOLUME 52-NUMBER 30 PICKENS, S. C., 'THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1922 SUBSCIPTION, $1.50 A YEARt
Miss Carrie Porter of Piedmont
visiting Miss Eva Holder.
Mrs. Clements and son from At
lanta have been spending the past
week with Mrs. G. R. Hendricks.
Mrs. Annie Stewart of Pickens
route 2 is spending this week with
her sister-in..law, Mrs. W. R..Lynch,
T~e Chapman reunion will be held
next Saturday at Mr Early Chap
man's at the W. W. Aiken old place
The Standard Oil Company is
building a Distributing Tank near the
depot. It will be a great convenience
and quite an addition to our town.
- Miss Pearle Jones of Oolenoy, left
Sunday afternoon for Cedar Rock
-where she will continue her school
Hagood and Midway schools will
begin their winter terms Monday,
November 27, with 'the same teach
ers as last term.
Mrs. M.1 J. Cauley, Miss Nora, and
her grandson, Jngal Barron, have
moved to their newv home on the East
side of the Pickens mill. ti
Miss Azalie Wofford, state organ
izer for the W. M. U. is working in
this community this week. She will
meet with the women at Secona and
the Pickens mill churches.
Mrs. T. J. Mauldin, who is presi
dent of the Pickens chapter and"also
state treasurer of the U. D. C., is in
Birmingham attending the annual
9- t convention of this organization.
Read the advertisement in this is
sue calling attention to the public
sale on Decetuber 2 of the furniture
and other hotel furnishings of the
Old Hickory Inn.
Rev. L. D. Gilles:pni of Spartanburg
a'nd Mrs. Charlie Brooks of Greenville
ecunty visited the17parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. M. Gillespie, in Pickens last
Supt. and Mis. F. V. Clayton lost
their baby William Alfred, on last
Wcdnesday mcrning, the 15th. The
littlc body was bur':ed at the Pickens
cemetery, Rev. H1. A. Knox conduet
ing. the funeral services. The sor
rowing parents have the sympathy cf
t:eir many friends. 0
An extra ecpy of "'The Black Bor
der'," the rcw boojk by Mr. A. E.
Gonz'ales, has been sent The Seni
tinel by mistake. This book wouldl
make a splendid Christmas present
Should any one dlesire it they may
get it by call';ng this wveek. The
price is $3.00.
Rev. J1. C. Diggs and family left
Pickens en last Monday for his new~
'~* '>~'field at Spartanburg. They had been
r ~ in Pickens for two yecars aiml had
greatly endecaredl themselves to the
peopl~c andl it was a suulrce of grief
to give them up. Wherever there
was trouble or s'ro MIr. and Mrs.
Diggs could be found lending a help
ing hand and g.iv'ing a comnforting
Married at the residence of the
officiating officer, M. F. Hester, N.
p., November 18, Mr. Claude Porter
and Miss Sophia Connelly, both ot
Pickens county. The groom is a son
of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Porter and
the bride Is a daughter~ of Mr. and
Mrs. James Connelly. After the
ceremony the 'bridal party repaired
to. the home. of Mr. W. R. Massingale
wvhere a wedding repast was waiting
We are now erectin~g our sawv mill
end will be ready to furnish lumber
to the publen by November 15. Let
* t., know your wants. We solict your
orders. Would like to make arrange
ments ingmeditely with somebody td
haul poplar' logs for us. Can also
furnish sap or heart shingles in any
(quantity' at market price. Robt.
Stewar( & W. Ed, Stephens, Plckens,
COUNTY TEACHERS' MEETING
The teachers of Pickens county met
with the Grammar Grades' Associa
tion of Easley on Saturday, Nov. 18th,
at 10:30 o'clock in the West End
school. The president, Mrs. A. G.
King, took charge of the meeting and
the minutes of the last meethig wvere
read by the s.:cretary, Miss 'Grace
Wyatt. After all had joiried in the
singing of "America," Rev. F. D.
Hunt made a splendid talk, usin:
Philippians IV, verses 4 and 19 as the
The meeting was then. given -vto
the charge of the program committee
with Miss Annabel Oats acting as
chairman. The following program
was carried out:
Demonstration Lesson in Phonics
Miss Ellen Ellison.
Dramatation -Miss Margaret
Oral Reading-Miss Myrtle Ca'i
Silent Reading-Miss Julia Maria
The Teaching of Reading-Supt.
J. V. McElveen.
Silent Reading-Miss Annabel Oats
Much interest and inspiration were
aroused by these discussions and
every teacher felt that she could go
into the class-room next Monday
morning with renewed vigor and en
thusiasm. If all the programs prove
to be as helpful as this one was, no
teacher in Pickens counity can afford
to miss any of the meetings.
After the coipletion of the prog
ram. Mrs. King turned the meeting
over to Mr. P. V. Clayton, Coun~ty
Supt. o( Education. Whether the
teachers w:vre to have an institute or
speakers at each monthly meeting
The reorganization of the County
Association was begun. The folow
ing officers were elected:
President-Mr. Jubal O. Williams.
Vice president-Mr. A. C. Meetz.
Secretamy-Miss Kate Pickens La
Leader of the High School Dept.
Mr. C. H. Tinsley.
The leaders of the intermediate
and primary deparitments were not
elected, as at the suggestion of Mr.
L. M. Bauknight, it was moved and
alopLtd that the teachers of the res
pective departments eleet their own
leaders. However, Mr. F. V. clayton
was appointed chairman of a program
committee. and he, with two others,
is to appoint temporary leaders of
these two depam tments for the next
Through Mr. Z. L. Foy, Mr. L. N.
Foy of Liberty extended an invita,
tion to the teachers to meet in Lib
erty next month. A motion was.
formed and aopted and the next
meeti-ng will be0 at Liberty. The date
wil11 be announced later.
This e.ompleted the business and
the asceintion adljomned to meet
again downstairs~ where light re fresh,
ments wvere servedl by Miss Isadorai
Williams. head of the Domestic
Science Department, and an, aohe coml
MRS. STEPHENS DEAD)
Mrs. Martha E. Stephens. beloved
wvifo. of Mr. J. B. Stephens. -entered
into eternal rest just as the sun wvent
dlown on a useful, unselfish and hon,
ored life. Mrs. Stephens passed her
77th birthday November 5 and still
enjoyedl a life of usefulness. She
was a loving wvife, devoted mother
and kind neighbor. She always had
a kind /wvord for every one and no
bitterness to mar her life. She en
teredl into the presence of her Savior
she lovedl and~ serv'ed, to hear Him
say, "Well done thou good and faith
ful servant." Mrs. Stephens leaves
to mourn her loss an age'd husband.
twvo dlaughters, Miss Ellen andl Mrs.
Garrison of' Clemson College, and one
son oif Mr. WValker Stcplhens5 of Cen
tral. Mr's. Stephens was- a member
of the Central Baptist church. After
a brief service atj the home by the
Rev. Mr. Goode of C:lcmso-n the re
mains wereV( taken to Central and
laid to rest.
For the next IW flw omb ls Pickens
will be0 an active cross tie market.
The farmer.: are pIh(eut througiih the'r
A SHORT SK ETCH OF THE PICK
ENS CHAPTER U. D. C.
Early in the year 1903 the patriotic
'eart of Emily Ambler Gilreath con
:eived the idea that Pickens should
:ave a chapter of United Daughters
:f the Confederacy. She called for
l'ose interested to meet at her home
i Pickens to talk it over. A few
net and the chapter was organized
ith seventeen members namely,
desdames Nancy Cox Robinson,
.atherinc Lydia Curcton. Emily Am
ler Gilreath, Misses Bessie Lee and
laude Estelle Ashmore, Marie, Alice
nd Lucia Augusta Fclger, Mesdames
essie Latimer Dendy, Mary Jane
shmore Harris, Sarah Bytherwood
ohnson, Vesta McF'all, Aiand
reeman, -Misses Olga and Sad'e
tichey and Essic Earl. Tly fellow
ng officers were elceted. Mrs. Vesta
Pres.; Mrs. E. A. Gilreath. V. P.;
liss Marie Folger, Rec. Sec.; Mrs.
. E. Robinson, Cor. Sec.; Mrs. W.
1. Johnson, Treas. The historians
vere Mrs. Dcndy and Miss Essie
These women decided to celebrate
une 3rd, the birthday of Jefferson
)avis, as "Old Soldier's Day," so
they worked hard to make it a
reat day, and succeeded beyond
heir highest expectations. One hun
red and ten old soldiers were there
nd the largest assemblage of p ople
ver seen in Pickens. The Liberty
and furnished the music, Col. James
t. Hoyt and Gen. M. L. Bonham made
atrotic addresses. It was a great
ay and the Daughters have never
ailed to observe June 3rd.
In October of the same year they
ave a reception in the home of H.
i. Richey who lived where A. J.
3oggs now lives. Miss Lucia Folger
vas the delegate to the state con
-ention in Camden and she reported
3 members. In the spring of 1904
he chapter gave a play, "The Old
dlaid's return from Klondike." This
is a grand success.
In 1906, Mrs. T. J. Mauldin was
lected president and has continued
s such for all these past years. From
ear to year the work has gone for
lard until the 3rd of June is a mile
tone for all. The funds for expenses
ave been raised by various means.
lays. Christmas sales, ice cream
alet. Matlha Washington parties,
eceptions, serving dinners for other
rganizations, lectures, have all been
sed. We have had a good celebra
ion each June :3rd. inviting (listin
uished speaker, hand and other at
The men of Pickens were %n .1 1s
n their support. In 1921 we had a
'ear Book printed. This pro-ved su .>
helpful improvement the idea w:
epeated in 1922, and will douhtle-.
e'main a part on the annual program.
luch of the good (lone by the chlap
er is attributable to M r.:. T. .
inuiin wahose untirmt efforts in the
ray of community upift and in the
reation of patriotism and American
rm have been unequaled. During
lhe wvorld war, this Chapter dlid its
uota of Red Corss and other relief
'ork. It took part in a pageant.
The Keowvee Trail." The relic room
as b~een established in the court
ouse and they are trying 'in many
rays to teach true Confedlerate his
cry to the young.
The League of Women voters and
he Parent-Teachers, or Schoom Im.1
'rovement Association will meet at
he school house on- Wednesday be
ore T1hanksgiving at half-past one
'clock'. Immediately following this
iceting, Prof. Simpson will have
onme Thanksgiving exercices by his
chool and everybod~'y is ~ invited to
Mrs. Murphree Brown of Greer
vas a visitor at the home of her
ephew Mr. H~ov$y Neely last Sun
lay She is 84 years ol, but you
vould never think it breause she is;
*o young in both mindm and body.
Mrs. A. E. D~avs r turnedl to her
onme last Sunday after a delightful
isit to Georgia.
F'or the next few mnombis Pickens
vill be an activ'e cr~oss tie ma~rket.
rhe farmiers are vlbtut through th(e.r
vm-xk nned nre hcgrhino- nt haul tine
COLENOY FOLK TO PLANT OR.
Up in the Oolejaoy valley of Pick
ens county apple growing has beer
the spbject of consierable interest
End at a recent meeting thirteen well
known citizens announced their in.
Lention of setti-ng -out commercial
apple orchards of one or more acre.
Those who have announced t:.eit
intention of planting apple trees thi
fall are W. E. Edens, Jr, L. A. Roper,
S. B. Edens, A. C Sutherland. T. A.
Hendrix, E. F. Keith, Hlubert llamil
Lon, Robert Jones, G M. Keith. G. R
Mayfield, J. T. Keith, T. S. Reese and
II. H Lynch. They pledged them
selves to set cutt 20 acres of apple
trees, whsle others in the same see.
ion are considei-ing planting orch
ards this fall. Upwards of 5.000 tree
save been ordered and will be plant.
d during the fall months.
T. A. Bowen, coumty demonstration
igent, is enthusiastic over the inter
;-st that has been taken in applh
rrowing throughout the country and
leclared "we now' feel that we have
Tade some progltcss in the right li
ection " It is likely, Mr. Bowen ad
!ed, that apple orchariis will be plant
d in the Reedy Cove and Rocky Bot
em Sections of the county.
The soil of Pickens county has
:een found to be adm'rably suited tc
he growing of apples for commercal
purposes and with the constant ap
preac.h cf the boll weevil rmany farm
:rs from this section have invostigat.
:d apple orchards in other parts o
the nation. A large number of pros
pective orchardists went to Cornets
tnd Toccoa. Ga., last summer witi
the party from over the state to ob
Lain "'pointers" on commercial orch
airds. They returned convinced tha
the soil there does not surpass tha
of Pickcns when it comes to success
ful fruit growing.
BOYS' ANNUAL CLUB SHOW
The boys annual club show will be
held at Pickens court house Novem.
er 25th. Many attractions hav<
3cen arranged fer the entertainmeni
f the boys, and the show bids fail
o be the biggest success of its his,
Mlr. Cobb. Editor of' tihe Southerr
RuraUst. has he: n secured to addr'es
he boys and tlie ir parents (n thi
o(e'.aion. Mr t'. Cobb is considere
mhe of the South's forem ost lecturers
an( it is a treat to have him prese'ntI.
\Jr. Cobb will, spcak at 11:00 a. m
Prizes will he awarded as ='ollws
'or the 10 best eal'rs of (0111, first
prize, a $5.00 gold piece; st rond pr'ze
03.00 andI third prIize0 $2.00.
A free dIinner will be served tall
:lub members at one of the' hotch
f Pickens. Immediate ly a ft er din
ner a free moving picture show will
e at the disposal of the boys.
All that are 'nterested in the de
velopment of our county are r'equest
-d to be pr'esent and scesvhat slplendid
work is being (lone by the bioys ol
BOYS' CIUBS GROWlNG~
Last wecck an intensive canmpaign
Vas put on by County Farm Agenm
1'. A: Bowen in the interest of the
~orn andl pig clubs of the e'(unty. Mr.
B~owen had to assist him in the work~
issistant State Agent H. 0. Williams.
A\ imst successful wveek wats repor'ted,
Several of the schools of thme couna
ty were visited andI 8 elubs wert(
>rganizedl with a membership of 225
t was impossible to reach alltof the
tchools in one wveek, but Mr. Bowver
states that every school will he visi
Ledl andI every boy ini I'ekens cotuty
will 1)e given a chance to become
In addition to' prizes ofl(:ed by
senator J. E. Craig, the Pickens
County F"air Associat ion has off'ere<
to e'nter'tain the c'lui)bhoys nt a bar
hecuec dinnaer next, year at the 1027
With the0 enecuragement the boys
e'lub work! is receiv' i fr'om cycry
hand, it is ('learly evidlent that th<
pet pie of the cotunty r sal ize the im)
portanuce of this, wvork, and as a r'e
future c blossom as the rose of Sharmon:
QUARTERLY MEETING W. M.' U.
The first. quarterly meeting of the
western division of the W. M. U. was
held o-n last Sunday, the 19th at Se
cons church. The meeting was pre
sided over by Mrs. C. E. Robinson.
Miss Stewart and Mirs. Mitchellga've
sonic pleasant words of greeting
which were happily respqyided to by
Mrs. Hammonid of the Pickens Mill
church. A roll call of the various
socities was. had.
iliss Nellie Grandy gave a good
r, port of the state convention which
was held in Columbia and which she
Mrs-. Clarence Kiig of Eas;ley made
a talk on Prayir which~ was uplift
ing and inspiring.
Mb*-.:. W. J.- McGlothlin of Furman
University talk on Woman's r(s
potnsibility of g:ving. To say that
she is one of the finest of spcakers.
but feebly expresses t. She h Id
her audience, men, women and chil
dIt en. spell hound for half an hour
and all were sorry when she had
Aliss Azali Woft'ord spoke on "Ilow
to enlist the unenlinted" and her
si~eech was good.
The exercises were intersperse(d by
Altogther this was one of the very
best meetings the weiii'i have had
since the saintedl Mrs. C. E. Watson
was taken from this earth.
The Blue Ridge Baptist Ministers
Conference will meet on Monday,
Nov. 27th, at ten o'clock, a. m., in the
Fiist Baptist church of lUberty. All
the members are urged to be present.
Dr. J. H. Mitchell will' speak on the
t subject of "M inistrial Ethics,'' and
t Rev. C. E. Watsen will address us on
. the subject of "'lthe Spirit-filled Life."
This will be our last meeting of the
year. If you are co.ning and desire
dinner, please drop Rev. C. F. Simes
a card to that ;.f'ect, so lie can mal e
a.'. rangetiei ts.
A call is also hereby issued for a
meeting of the Ex:cutive Committee
of the Piedmont Association at the
sane place and day at II o'clock.
This is important. G. V. Guy, Secy.
alarried, on Sunday, Nov. 12th,
:.hout. 11 a. t., at the r(idence of
the 1('ciatting off'icer, lMr. lDewey
I inyatn to Alis l.; la Lb lie Kelley.
he' groom(5 is at son of Mr. and Mrils.
W. IInyen (' Calhoun R1 an1d is
I lpgar young t'mr mer", wh"lile his
irtle is a laugitt r of 1r. and M rs.
Willinm K(ll cy o' (' ot ral 1t: and'1
wt a charm~~ing younig lady. T1his hap
i'y yountg couple have t'' conigratun
lin el~ f thieir maniny frid s.
In about lifteen~ i minte .(s after the
i'hOVe cere'(monly wals per'formed~ Mr
Charlie R. Hall and1( Miss Myrtle Me
Call atppeared att the residence of
the o)fliciating officetr and~ itsked to
h e imaide man aind wvife'. As the
groom's father acco"m panied this
haptipy younog 'ouptle the old miller
realiized( the marr'iage contract was
satisfactory andi the old1 miller
I'rantited their reepjti(st. Thie giroom is
-i son of Mr. and Mr's. William c;
Hall, while his bride is a daiuightet'
of Mr'. and Mrs. Melch Me.Call.
J1 Alonzo Brown, N. P., at the
throttle of both the above ceremonies.
Married on the 1 9th :nst., about
2.30 p. m., at the litt e matrimonial
mill, Mir. R. H. Madden of Greenville
to Miss Lila Smith of Liberty. .
Alonz~o Browvn, N. P., at the throttle.
The fgromi is a son of Mr. alnd Mtrs.
A. B. Madden of Liberty and holds
ai res~posible Position in Gr'e giville,
wvhile his bridle is a dlaughteri of Mr.
andI Mrs. S. L,. $mith of Liberty andtt
is a charming young latdy.
RIDD)LE-FiA)Y I) '
A wveddi ng of in terest wa'is solemn-i I
izec:l Monday. Nov. 20Tii, at :3:0 ,'.
clock at the patstoiumiit of t he First
-r Reptist. chutrch of this c'ity, when Rev.
F. TI. Cox unltite'd ini mariaiige N's
B. llovd. both of Greenville.
PICKENS HIGHEST TOWN IM
STATE, U. S. REPORT SHOWS-'
Has Elevation Of 1,162 Feet, With.
Easley and Landium Coring
Second and Third.
With an elevation 1,162 feet above
sea level, Pickens is tht 'highest town
or city in the State of South Carolina,
according to figures and information
obtained by The Sentinel from the
Geological Survey of the U. S. Gov-,'
Another Pickens county city, Eas
Iey, is second in height above spa
level with al elevation of 1,090 feet,
only seventy-two feet lower than
Piekens. Laindrum, in Spartanburg
county, is third with an elevation of
The figures for a number of up
state towns and cities follows: Lib
erty, 1,006 feet; Walhalla, 985 feet;
Greenville, 970 feet; Westminster,
953 feet; Seneca, 945 feet; Central,
: fet. ; S partanburg, 875 feet;
Campobello, 85. feet.
The letter from the Geological
Survey of the lepartment of ,ihe
Interior siys in explanation of the
above figures; "Of course it will be
und rstood that in a1 hilly country
th re may he a range of several hun
dred fert in elevation for diff'erent
parts of a town. The above eleva
tions are in fet above sea level of
(efinite points, usually railroad sta
tions, in the places named."
With the 'eom-struction of a topsoil
highway through Pickens county,
open'ng up a shorter and more direct
rcute to IBrevard and western North
Carolina, it is generally predicted
that much travel from the lower part
of the S;tate will come over this high
way iistead of other routes. It is
also beli.ved that many of those per
sens will he desirous of seens, the
point;, of interest in t.hir own state
and it was to place this information -
within reach of interestcL persons
that the alt itude of various towns and
('ities of the state was secured.
The highest point in South Caro
linas, Mount Pinnacle, 3,548 feet, is
also in P'ickens co-nity. This moun,
tain is k nown locally as "Bald Knob"
and by others as "Sassafras moun
tain" by reason of its close proximity
to Sassafras gap. Table Rock, an
other of the h'ghest peaks in the Pal
nietto rt is also in I'ickens county
"ial stops towaxr(l it: development as a
11' resor t are al ready under
I'ic h en: is ideally lonted for a sums
; r r, 'rt of the highest. rank anl
ct id eatsily an1d rapidly he developed
s uieh if the peA)ple would interest
I }h'ist Ives :11 the proposition. The
clinmte is well nigh perfect and con
ducivi ,e of good healhI II, t.he drainage
is e'xce(lleni, the water is unexcelltd
anywhere, and( the newly installed
watetrwerkils and sewerage' system
omka tiii aitary sit uation satisfac
wry. Theire. is absohxitely no reason
nrw wvhy there shouild ever be a case
of typhoid fever in P'ickens, if the
p)eople: take the proper care to avoid
Th le nIa turals adv'anitages and beauty
o'f P'ickens will call attention to them..
selves from the influx of visitors
brought through th'es section by the
Pickens1Nor'th Carolina highwvay andl
this sectioni wvill inevitably grow and
dIevL lop into a summer resort, but the
resuilt could be more easily andl quick..
ly reached if our own people would
take the iitative.
In these days (of miotor veh~'les
no0 section may become 'a first class
summer resi;rt wn'ut go od ,:d3.
For the first time county officials are
now giving eonsiderable attention to
highways ~in the uipper section of the
county. Good r'oad~s built in this sec
tioni is going to prov'e one oi' the best
investments the county e'ver' made
andio ini yearsi to 'ome the county will
reapl large rcw~ards from this pol'ey,
EA3JiEY O1lla MII,lS I)ESTiOY ED
IEasley, Nov. 16.-lSire. thought to
have originated in cotton' beiner gin
ned( when a match wasI ignited be
twveen the combs of a ginjhead, to
tally destroyed the ginning plant ot
the Easley Oil Mill here. this after
noon. TPhe plant was valued at ap
proximately ti- rty thousanJ il'ol lars
and( only about $10,000 inscrance wvas