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NEGROES RAVING HARD
TIME IN NO1TH
O eenwood Negro is Back Atti Event.
Eul Trip. Advises Negroes to Stay
at Rome and Work.
Greenwood, Jan. 13.--Moses Holl
way, colorpd, returned yesterday from
a trip of investigation into conditions
at Philadelphia, Camden, N.. J., and
Wilmington, Del., where so many ne
groes from this section have gone dur
ing the recent months. He went as
the special representative of Spring
field and Pleasant Lane Baptist
churches, in the lower part of Green
wood county, the congregations of
which paid his expenses. He left
Greenwood early in December and has
spent the entire time in the North ex
cept when he was traveling.
"My advice to the colored people of
Greenwood county and of South Caro
lina is to stay at home and work,"
is Holloway's report in a nut shell.
"The negroes who do their part re
ceive better treatment at the hands
of the white people here than they can
hope to receive in the North and I
have come to this conclusion after
making a thorough investigation into
conditions up there."
,Holloway went to Philadelphia
first. He played to some extent the
role of a detective, having told sev
eral inffuential negroes with whom
he soon became acquainted that he
might want work. lie says that he
was taken to one of the large steel
plants and underwent a thorough
physical examination, which is re
iluired of all applicants for positions.
"I had no trouble in passing," he ad
ded, "but I wouldn't have had the
job they gave me at any price. I was
supposed to shovel snow and ice off
tie railroad tracks running into the
large steel yards. With snow fall
ing nearly every other day and ice
all the time, it was a big task for a
man who had been raised in this part
of the country."
*Hollway was very much impressed
with the danger to human life in the
steel plants, especially to "green"
hands. Over the entrance to one of
the large departments he says he
found this sign: "Make your peace
with your God!" And he discovered
that the warning was not without
meaning for many colored people,
who have had experience only on the
farms of this section, have lost theil
lives trying to do the new work. "]
did not fnd that very many were
sick," he said, "but it certainly Is
a fact that large numbers of then
All Ladies' R
have been killed In the steel plants."
Not ever' colo'ed person who goes
North finds a job easily, Holloway
nai. "Onless a neg'to has consider
able surplus money," he stated, "he
Is likely to stay in the large city
several days before finding work and
then he may not get anything to do.
1The employment bureaus have cer
tain days ti hire white and certain
days to hire colored labor and there
is always a long line of men apply
ing for jobs. I saw many who ap
parently had nothing to do, and some
of then were out of money and be
hind on their board."
Conditions in Camden, N. J., and
Wilmington, Del., are worse than in
Philladelplija, In"~ the opinion of
Moses. "I found the labor was given
even rougher treatment in these two
pities," he said.
Reallzing Jthat anany negroes of
the county had become excited to the
point of giving away their belong
ings in order to go North, Rev. W.
M. Peterson, pastor, and the congre
gation of the Springfield church de
cided last month to send Holloway
North to get first-hand information
there and to report it to the church
upon his return. He will make an ad
dress next Sunday and no doubt the
negoes of the lower part of Green
wood county will hear him with in
"Stay at home and work," is Hol
loway's advice to his people in this
Holloway is a responsible colored
man and owns his own place in Mc
Cormick county, just over the Green
wood liIIe.-Greenwood Journal.
DEATII OF MRS DICKElT.
Passed Away YesterdaY. Aftrnoon at
home of Son'--Hlurial Today at. Tran.
Greenwood, Jan. 13.-Mrs. Mary
Dickert (lied yesterday afternoon at
the home of her son, Mr. M. W. Dickert
on New Market street after an illness
of one week. The -funeral services
were conducted at Tranquil church
this morning at Ii o'clock by Rev. L.
Jrs. Dickert was 69 years o fage
and is survived by two sons, Mr. M.
W. Dickert, of Greenwood, 'land Mr.
J. L. Dickert, of Mountville, and one
daughter, Mrs. Mallie Kelley, of
Chappels. Her husband died many
years ago. She was a consistent
member of the Methodist church
l the Above Mentic
so We Will Offer Y<
nity to Supply
MAES SCREEN D (BUT. *
Celebrated Broadway Favorite Starred *
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the theatrical world for four years,
making her ilrst musical comedy ap
pearance in "The Ied Widow," in
which she toured the country.
"Susie Snow-ilake", hivhleh is (ihe
Paramount Picture at the Idle Hour
Thursday of this week, is a happy
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era, for it is in itself a story of the
musical comedy world. During the
course of this tale Miss Penninglon
does all the clever little things on the
-screen which have won her a country
wide reputation on the stage. For the
screening of this delightful subject, a
perfect replica of a typical musical
comedy theatre, with stage and orches
tra complete, was erected in the ipro
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enacted, before the camera.
Miss Pennington's diminutive sta
ture, her tremendous black eyes, her
indescribably appealing tpersonality
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stage stars-will unquestionably as
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when she is put to the test.
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EIDEN NEWS. *
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Eden, Jan. 15.---The sick of the com
iunity are improving rapidly at the I
Mr. ani .rs. V. 13. Gray spent Sat
rday nimeht witlh .lr. and Mrs. Demps
[older of the Greenond section.
Mrs. A. S. Holder and Mrs. Essie
:oberts were the guests of Mr. Coin
ladore [togers and family of the Fair
iew commuwty Wednesday.
Miss 10ssie Vaughn has returned
rom an c1 C xtnci-, visit to her sister
Misses Virginla 'Gray and Mryrtle t
,rInstronmg were the attractive guests
f Mrs. F. Ml. 'Mahaffey Monday night.
Mr. Z. I. Hellams of Spartanburg 1
(as in our. midsl. one day during the
Mr. John Arinstiong and daughters
annie Kate ani Mamie Allen apent
[onday and Wednesday visiting rela
MisA Virginia Gray had as her guest
hursday night Miss Annie Mae Arm
Mr. B. W. Martin was in Laurens
n business Monday.
Mils Myrlee Armstrong Ia spending
.9 week-end with her motheit of
'ountain Inn, Mrs. L. 1P. Armstrong.
Mr. and Mrs. M. WV. Gray were, in
.aurens Friday on businem.
ir. Villiam Bolt and fanily spent
unday with Mr. '. IR. irownlee and
Mr. and Mrs. R. 'E. Martin of Lau
ens are spending the week-end with
fr. B. W. Martin and family.
Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Brooks of Cray
Court were the guests of Mrs. I. S.
Brooks Friday night.
Mrs. J. W. Beason was the guest of
Mrs. C. A. Babb Saturday.
Misses Ruth and Anna Switzer visit
ed Misses Beulah and Cora Knight of
Greenpond section Saturday night.
The ILdies' Foreign Misslonary so
ciety of Rabun met with Mrs. C. A.
Babb Saturday afternoon. A large at
tendance was present. 'T'he occasion
was enjoyed immensely.
Misses Ruth and Anna Switzer spent
Sunday night with Mr. Laee Render
son and family.
He Is No Benefactor.
Ite who allows two weeds to grow
where one weed grew before is an
everlasting benefactor to mosquite
kind, but not much of ia e[vle- prlidist
nor promoter of public health in his
home town.-Brownsville Ilerald.
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