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!G1ionel Cummins LIIewlse Upheld by
]Board. Vote of Confidence.
Clem'son College, April 11.-Presl
dent 'Riggs and Colonel 'Cummins have
,been vindicated by the board of trus
tees. Findings of the 'board in the. in
vestigation asked for by President
Riggs and Colonel Cummins may be
sumlmed up in)the following quotations
from the offlial report:
"The board exipresses its very full
est confidence in the veracity, Integ
ri-ty and loyalty of President HRiggs,
,both to the college and Its students,
and deems It unnecessary to express
an opinion touching his extra ordinary
an opinIo touching his extraordinary
ple of the state."
As to the disagreement )etween
iPresident 'Riggs and members of the
freshman and sophomore committees,
"The 'board ibellQves and adopts the
itheory of President tRiggs hiniseif,
made at the hearing and found In his
testimony as follows: 'My own theory
is that these young men, whether
through my mistake of their questions
or their mistake of my answers, got
mixed In the matter of my approval
of this order, or my seeing this order,
with my not knowing of this' order.
That is the only theory upon which I
.can explain it. The reputation of this
student body Is as dear to ine as It can
be to any living soul. I would. not
wish at this time to have you think
that the young men of this corps .would
.attempt, directly or 'indirectly, delib
erately to deceive you. 'I ask you to
accept their statement of the confer
ence with the same sincerity that you
.acco)t my recollectioni to the con
Regarding the charge of harsh and
unjust administering of discipliie, the
board found as follows: "The testi
mony offered to support the charge
that discipline 'had been administered
harshly or unjustly does not sustain
it. The character, veracity and effic
lency of the commandant, Colonel Cum
mins, was not even brought into ques
tion. The board allowed any cadet to
offer complaints or testimony against
lColonel Cummins or his assistants.
Ve cadets out of the corps of pearly
800 offered complaints and testimony,
'but it is the belief of the board that
every one who heard their evidence
iwas convinced, as the board was, that
these complaints were not sustained."
(All the trustees were present, as
follows: Alan Johnstone, chairman;
Ex-Gov. .R. 1. *Aanning, A. F. 'Lever,
Tlenry C. Tillman, W. iD. Barnett, J. E.
Mannamaker, B. I. gawl, M. 1.. Don- j
ildson, RW. W. Bradley, I. M.. Mauldin, I
. H. Timmerman and J. J. IEvans.
TO FIGHlT III0 PRICES.
Birningianm Overalt Club of 8,000
Members to Figt-h ligh Prices; Fri.
day "Overall Day."
Birmingham, Ala), April' .12.-The
Birmingham 'Overall Club, with a
nembershi.j) of 3,000 pledged to wear
Dveralls until clothing 'prices come
aown .was formally organized tonight
at a meeting In the city court house.
0Carlier in the day Birmingham newn
papers declined to comply with the
request of a retail clothing commit
tee to cease publication of news items
about overall- clubs. The merchants
claimed their business was being in
Alvin Douglass, attorney, was elect
ed chairman and Theodore Lamar,
originator of 'the overall club plan,
was made secretary.
Friday, April 16, was set as the day
on which every member of the club
Is to appearl on the streets clad in
overalls and a solemn pledge was tak
n that the denims will be worn un
til the price of clothing "hits the to
Organizations which joined the club
in a body included city hall employes,
court attaches, Louisville & Nashville,
Southern, Alabama, Great Southern
and Illinois Central railroad employes,
-Birmingham Street Car Company em
ployes and the 'l3essemer fire depart
Membership lists had been circu
lated in the larger mercantile estab
lishmentd of -the city and those in
charge of the work roported enroll
ments of 100 percent.
Bitter attacks upon the cost of
clothing marked the meeting, 'which
was attended 'by men in every walk
of life. "The people have gone on. a
srike against profiteering in clothes,"
said Mr. Lamar.
Telegrams from all parts of the
country were received by Lamar in
dorsing the movement and asking for
information as to the best means of
Qualification for membership con
sists simply in the ownership of one
pair of overalls. There are no dues.
Members are obligated to wear over
alls while at -work and are urged to
do business only with other men who
wear overalls. While dhe blue denims
were iecommended, other kinds may
Secretary Lamar stated lie had in
lquired into the prices of overalls and
ound out that the average cost at .
he present .time for ".pants" and I
umper is $3. t
"If I hear of Anylody trying to ipro- 1
iteer in overalls I -will prosecnte E
hem n)Yself," said Mr. Liamar, iwho I
8 a lawyer as ;well as a business man. .1
Would Wear Overalls.
'Macon, Ga., April 12.--The civil I
iervice commission today took under
Ldvisement -a request from police' and
iremen to. permit them to wear over
Uls -while on duty.
Preacher In Ovealls,
Doerun, Ga., April 12.-Preachers
:'f this town will appear in theli pull
pits 'Sunday dressed In overalls, they
Judge in Overalls.
Ash'burn, Ga., April 12.-Judge -H.,L.
Tipton announced today that lie -would
wear overalls when he convenes city
court 'Wednesday. Practically all of
the lawyers of this town belong to
the overall club.
North Carolina hepresentative ftrick
en FoJlowiing his Pnwerful Speech.
Washington* April 9.-Representa
tive Claude Kitchin, of 'Noth Garolina,
Democratic leader in the last congrcsi,
was stricken with a slight attack of
iparalysis on the left side today short
ly after he had delivered a speech in
the house opposing the tiepublican
peace resolution, Physicians said to
night that he was resting easily, 'but
that the seriousness of his condition
could not be determined for ten days.
The paralysis resulted from a clot
on the right brain affecting his left
side and witha slight facial paraly
sis. It was produced by a high blood
PIresSure an( tile unusual crertion in
cident to delivering his speech, his
Mr. Kitchen became ill several min
utes after his speecli. Going to the
Democratic cloakroom, he told Repre
sentative.Oldfleld, or Arkansas, that 'he
felt weak but that he simply 'wanted
to go to his office for a brief rest, plan
ning to return to the house chamber
to vote on the resolution.
Ropresentative Flazaro of Louisiana,
a physician, examined Mr. Kitchin and
declared lie bad a slight paralytic
stroke. -Dr. LeAvIs J. Battle, the fam
ily physician was summoned and or
dered Mr l(itchen removed to hits
The 11. s of tle North Carolina
1ember was mentioned in the closing t
ours of the peace debate. Representa- o
ivo Mondell of Wyopinug, the Repub- a
[can leader at the beginning of his n
Peech, expressing regret that air. v
Eitchen was unable to carry the o;- 1)
osition fight to a final vote. Repre
entative Longworth, Republican, Ohio, t<
no of Mr. Kitchen's colsept friends in c
he house, took the latter's pair and o
n the final vote answered "present." -
'M r. Battle said tonight that Mr'.
Citchen's condition was not serious
Lnd that lie had slept during the early
ivening. 'Mrs. Kitchen, who has been
it her home in 'North Carolina started
'or Washington tonight.
This is the second attack Mr. Kitchen
tas suffered. The first occurred last
December, when his speech was af
ectcd for a short time.
PA1TAN I'lIBU MAY
ASK FOl IECOUNT
Spartan 31ayor to Investigate Reports
that. Enunerators Skipped Many.
Spartanburg, April 7.--Whilc little
disposition to ask for a recount. of the
census figures for Spartanutg was
noted here today, 'layor John F. Floyd
tonight made the statement that se
eral cases in which the census enum
erators failed to count residients of this
city had been reported to him, and
that he would make an investigation
into the circumstances, and if the facts
justilled it, would take the matter upi
with Washington authorities.
While it is generally believed by
Spartanburg people that there are at
least 1.000 more people in the city
than the census figures showed, grat
ification was very generally ex)ressed
over the unusually good showing of
a 30 per cent increase in ten years'
time, and citizens as a rule are satis
fled with the figures.
Washington, D. C., April 7.--As soon
as census results for Greenville and
S'partanburg, which gave Greenville a
population of 23,127, gain of 7,38G6 and
percentage of gain 416.; and Spartan
burg 22,638, with a gain of 5,121 and
percentage of gain 29.2, were announc
ed here today it became evident that
'Who can \ilnd words to ex
press the go iess of good cof
fee-its frag ice and aroma
For that very a)petizing flavor
try IIE.D DIA3.OND ('0FFE E.
You will like it!
Ask your grocer.
iero would be a recount on the par
Spartanburg to maintain its placc
the third city of South Carolina an(
At be dropped to fourth place, Green
lie now outnumbering hcr by -St
'Congressman Nichols has this mat
r in hand. Mr. Nichols -was Inform
I today that if the people of any cita
r. town would count the inhabitants o
one or two blocks these figures would
then be check'ed over by the supervisor
and if there is an error it will be cor
recte(l, and he is advising his vonstl
tuents to this effect. The last census
gave Spartanburg about 2,000 moro
than Greenville and with it third
place. -Now she (drops back to fourth
TO MY FRIENDS AND CUSTOMERS:
This is to state that after April 15,
1920, all business done by this concern,
including machinery, gas and repairs will
be on a strict cash basis. This has be.
come necessary because of the large
amoent of unpaid accounts which the
credit business forces us to carry. To
properly carry out the new plan, we can
make no exceptions. Our best friends
please not ask for credit.
We appreciate past business and ask
for continuance of the same.
W. P. HUDGENS
Laurens, S. C.
Irowi, Black, Green Springi Felt SOX. TIlES aul SIll Th.
flats. .1ust, the kind that iIll stuit. you, * A big range of colors, bought to suit
111111 Hats (if style and good qaiiiiiity it 4,evybod3. Gosdidesinile wear with
iedlium prices. 0'!enty of stylec and pe1
SP I- S IE ON
AT BOTH STORES___
SPRING You are inv
of l'jII~li~"Howi Much Spring Opnig the firs
e sealson of rejuvenation is here again. it. is S iV
now .that, we get Nbusy ald ('lean 11, pailit tilu FSsh
dvess up We mens, like natu nre, are ready to throw F
oft ihe dralh dress of, winter for the new, bright ansid
colortfil dress of 4silng. Yoe hI i' either iiil of two tot til iieea
Tan11 Oxfords, 'English ind Illueher, $6.00 to $12.00 itig your spring suit. You enn pay too little oi' yot Simi Baiet it) l e1w
lack Oxfords, -Binucher .... ......$3.98 to $11.00 tt
To suit. the yoing and older Illen too. (.411 pay tol IT yost pay to() littie -ow will hill
See ours1 Bats'gaiun 'Racks of Shoes aid SO ippers for nothing it dissuit isfaetion. If you pay too 11111s you t n 1% 11 sillt
Mlen, Women and Clhildrein, at 'lose-out prices. Odds lllile ie titi
an ld,.will probailly get good (.lOtlle(s, bult'yost will he (wad tn i have ever' Iliole sst[u dsnthti ntsl
. and e0ds4. n Ihe (Ilf-e el
CLOTHES. have kefit ti
We Solve thtis problell foreyl. We 11111te ileeAns wethave
Clothes., certainly plaiy a part in the iternal scihie dlilltt.
of life. A new, fbright, stylish suit seems to impart a . to t eat sLI. W e kiow thst
now sip'ly of entergy. Your appea -aralce is to othery w lt' tate. t- le at v llo , a t
peuyple yourI' appirenst Ilpipriisill af your own worth. pries yas ought to pay These pin iire the pi ty
~~' give ii~~~~~~~i'nt~~~~ui' us*11 clothe ('111oiig Ol wi it~lta e i I l1I (1 lii %5
Think( it. Over! ! (11rIii ilfn
uslt siliv til li ils ill..~ clte vline. haVe ~r,\v forsgottesitli tsi S tad ts( h it
239 l'alm ileach NSuits for spring and sumner- abril's soil d otvt
colifort, style and service. Outr 4peciatl low price onl it stYle sttroetive y
$35.009 $40-00 and $4 .0 DUUtIli tof
tlese suits will mtiove thons faist ; going at $12.50 to
$17.50 per suit. All .4izes now, don 't wait until your sjviilly eIt to (Ol
size 55 golie. st issto l. the shils5( l i aends 'sr (is is s
Our 3 Store go ' oms here in Laurens are crowded and pack d jam full from basemet to the ceiling with merc
cann buy your Spring Bill at J. C. Burns & Co.Y ana paave dollars. (No need of us telling you that merchandise is ge
it.) Come and buy of these huge stocks while they last. "More Coods for Same Moqey"--"Same Goods for Le
AT BOTH STORES
AT ' in* U N W N U*Weasolve(thisldpro'blemios'r you.1Wex fonted Ihe
BOTH! 8j'O ES' J*C....j S &. CO M PA NY~~, $2O wieasitlao t,$~ISu
No. 1 Storp210 West Laurens Street'. No. 2 Store- -North-side of the Sugare
Athat.- . -- will.g ivthutoticltevau.,