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READY FOR BALLOT
'This State wkli Afford Thetm Every
Facility Promptly that Two More
Columbia, 'March 20.--South 'Caro
lina women will have no material dif
ficulty In qualifying to vote under the
iDonocratic primary rules in South
Carolina this summer, if two more
states ratify the equal suffrage amend
ment before the state democratic con
vention, May 19th, and certain slight
modications to the primary rules are
effocted at that time.
The only changes in the rules that
will be required, adcording to John
Gary Evans, of Spartanburg, chairman
of the state democratic executive comn
mittee, will be the adding of the words
"or she" after "he" and "or hers" af
ter "bis" wherever these words ap
'Pear In the rules, or substitute there
for "qualified elector."
That this will be done is beyond
question, should two more states rati
I% the amendment before the May con
Mrs. Julian -B. Salley, of Aiken,
president of the South Carolina Equal
Suffrage League, today wrote S. M.
'Whlfe, attorney general, for an opin
ion as to the prerequisites for voting.
Mr. Wolfe has not been able to form
his opinion, but in a telephone con
versation tonight Mr. Evans said the
amendment of the rules to enable the
)women to vote was a very simple mat
In her letter Mrs. Salley empha
sized that the women would automat
ically become citizens with the rati
fication of the amendment by two
more states. Delaware and Washing
.ton are expected to act favorably with
in the next week.
"We hope and expect to vote in the
presidential election and also in the
democratic primaries this summer,"
To vote in the primaries the wo
men will necessarily have to have
their names on the club rolls along
with those of the male voters. Quali
flcations for nemlbershil) in any cmlb
an(1 for voting at a primary are pre
scribed by the party rules as rollows
"The applicant for membership, or
voter, shall be twenty-one years of
age, or shall become so before the
succeeding general election, pnd be a
white democrat. ie shall be a citi
zen of the United States and of this
state. No person shall belong to any
club or vote in any primary unless
he has resided in the state two years
and in the county six months prior to
the succeeding general election and
in the club district sixty days prior to
the first primary following his offer
to enroll; provided, that 'public school
teachers and ministers of the gospel
in charge of a regular organized
church shall be exempt from the pro
visions of this section as to residence,
if otherwise qualified."
Certain other requirements -will have
to .be met to vote in the general elec
tion. One of these requirenents will
be to procure a registration certifl
cate. The registration books are open
the fir'st Monday each month at every
county seat. 'Registration raises an
important question as to tax receipts,
priesentation of which is requisite for
male registering. M. li~vans said he
(lid not see how po0l1 tax recelipt pros
cntation could be required of the fe
male voters before such tax had been
levied uiPOnI the women.
01R0W COVE it CRItOS
Over Sixteen Thousatnd Acres of Cov
er Crops Sown for Soil Imnprovemtent
Clemson College, March 18.-SouthI
Carolina farmer's turned under 16,
055 acres of bur' clover, cr'imson
clover', and alfalfa as covet' crops for
soil improvement during 1919, accor'd
ing to annual replorts of the county
agents, and 17,716 acres of these three
crops were sown during the fall of
1919 to bo tur'ned utndet' during the
next season. These dlemonstr'ations
in soil improvement are having a very
marked effect in inducing the mass of
South Carolina farmers to build uiii
their soils wIth cover' cr'ops.
The figur'es foi' btur clover' show 78
demonst'ator's growing a total acre
age of 402 acres of bur clover under
miproved demonstration methods. 01
these 402 acr'es, 208 were grazed off
their grazing valtue being estimated
at $27 per acre.
Ther'e were 676 crimson clover' dhem
onstrators who grew a total of 5,44(
acres uinder' improved methods. Th<
yield where crImson clover was cu
for hay showed an average of I h-1
tons p)er acre utndk'r dlemonsutratior
methods as opposed to one ton esti.
mated averago yield for' the state un
dher ordinar'y melthiods. The results o:
growing of crimson clovet' shiowed at
estimated value of $25 per acre foi
grazing purposes. The total numbe1
of aci'es of crimson clover tuirned uin
der for soil improvement was 12,508
and the .total nuimber' of acres sowi
in the fall of 1919 for future turninj
The number of demonstrators witi
alfalfa Was 339, who grew a total o
- 1.321 acres under demonstratio
methods. The average yield in tons
of cured hay per acre was 3 1-2 as
contrasted with 2 3-4 tons per acre,
the estimated average yield for the
state under ordinary methods. The
value of alfalfa when grazed off was
estimated at $37 per acre. Nine hun
dred and fifty-two acres were sown
under county agent supervision in the
fall of 1919.
PINK BOLL WORM
It Is Now in Texas and Loulsiana.
May be Quarantine. Public 'learing
to be Heard.
Washington, IMarch 19.-Discovery
of the pink boll 1worm in Louisiana
and its reappearance in Texas caused
the department of agriculture today
to Issue notice of iublic hearing to
be held here April 6, to consider the
alvisability of quarantining thojse
The statement adds:
"The determination early in Febru
ary of this year of the establishment
of the pink bol worm in southwestern
Louisiana in the parishes of Cameron,
Calcasieu and Jeff IDavis, under cir
cumstances which indicate that this
insect has been present here for at
least two years and the distribution
of cotton seed and cotton from this
district during -these years to various
points in Lguisiana and also in Texas,
together with the reappearance of the
Insect in the Old Trinity bay district
in Texas, have added very much to the
serious of the pink boll worm situa
"Hitherto this insect was known to
occur only in certain restricted areas
in Texas, and with the aid of federal
funds, and state cooperation, both in
quarantine measures and in clean up
and general control work, the insect
has seemed to be on a fair way to be
exterminated, and there has been no
real need of a federal quarantine.
"\Vhile the notice of hearing is
draiwn to cover the states of Texas
and Louisiana as a whole, it is hoped
that it will be possible through the co
operation of the states concerned and
particularly the establishment by these
states of quarantines prohibiting the
growth of cotton in the areas actually
known to be infested, to limit the re
atruction Imposed under the federal
quarantine to the areas actually do
terinined as infested."
J. EARLE GRAY OF
GRAY COURT DEAD
Proninent Farmer and Bu sineiss Man
Succumbs to 11neuionia Followuig
Gray 'Court, Maridh 21.-J:. g!1airle
Gray, a well known young farmer and
business man, died at a late hour last
night of 'pneumonia following influen
za. Mr. Gray had Influenza which lat
er developed into pneumonia and for
the past fow days lils condition, has
The deceased was about 35 years of
age and is survived by his i)arents,
Mr. and Mrs. Z. N. Gray, four broth
ers, Walter Gray, Droadus Gray, Coi
way Gray and Robert IL. Gray; one
sister, Mrs. Floyd Curry, and by a
wife and four small children. Mrs.
Gray before her marriage was Miss
ileatric o Ilellams.
The funeral was held at the resi
dence this afternoon at 4 o'clock, be
Ing conducted by the Rev. Mr. Watson
of the Methodist chu'rch and the Rev. eral weeks. Funeral services were
Mt. Hopkins of the 3aptist church. held this afternoon, being conducted
Interment followed in Dials cemetery. by the Rev. C. T. Squires, pastor of .the
The young child of Mr. and Mrs. Presbyterian church of' this town. In
Archie Armstrong died of pneumonia terment was in the Presbyterian cem
last night, following an illness of sev- etery.
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STUPENDOUS 9 REEL PICTURE
Story by Harold Bell Wright
The Most Popular Love Positively the Finest
and Adventure Story of Photodramatic presen
the Times. Translated ** *ROL BELL "'" tation of a Popular
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r ca~uNE PircDUCroQN
SEE the furious hand-to-hand combat of two rivals the clash of social forces as represented by the
fr the hand of a girl on one of California's SEEcharacters of "THE EYES OF THE WORLD,"
highest cliffs, which typify dangerous tendencies of our civilization.
SE the kidnapping of Sibyl Andres and the wild the blandishments of the fashionable Mrs. Taine
SE~chase of the forest rangers in search of her. SEEinhrefrst nnr h on rit ao
the exciting escape of convict John Willard and K in her efforts to ensnare the young artist, Aaron
StEhis pathetic wanderings in the San Bernardino
mountains. ~ ''the magnificent views of Southern California
one of the sweetest romances of our times SEE scenery in mountain and vale, which forms the
brought to a happy issue against great obstacles. background of this exciting picture's romance.
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