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Five Minute Chats
on Our Presidents
By JAMES MORGAN
(Copyright. A920. by faanes MorgAg)
PROFESSOR IN POLITICS
1SU--Deember 28, Woodrow
Wilson born at Staunton,
1879-Graduated at Prinoeten,
1885--Mrred Ellen Louise Ax.
seen of Savannah, Ga.
18854--A6ociate professor at
188809-Professor at Wesleyan
university in Connecticut.
1890-1902-Professor at Prince
1902-10-President of Princeton.
1911-13-4overnoor of New Jer.
1913-March 4, Inaugurated
NdEITHER Wood:ow Wilson nor
his administration has yet pass
ed Into history, whose Judgment on
them it would be folly to try to fore
tell. Nevertheless, much of the record
of the presidency is made up and
closed, and may be summarized at
least, although it is perhaps foolhardy
to venture into the flames of passions
that blind men alike to the merits and
demerits of almost every president
while he remnains the cedtral figure of
partisan strife. "A statesman is a
politician who is dead," said Thomas
Jn this age of ours, when men are
going to school to learn business and
farming and all mariner of vocations,
it was natural that there should appear
in the White House a man like Wood
row Wilson, who had learned politics
in the classroom rather than in the
wardroom. The eighth of our Virginia
born presidents-in reality he is not
Woodrow Wilson at 30.
a Virginian, but the son of an Ohio
clergyman and of an English mother
was a student or teacher of the sci
enco, or rather the art of governing for
30 years before he held a political
That fact was left out of their reck
oning by the D~emocratic hosses of cor
rupt, mach ine-ru led New Jeirse~y when
they summioned the presidenit of Prince
ton university from the golf links one
afternoon in thme fall of 19I(0 to receive
the nomination for governor. When
this supposed novice in politics de
cired, as he floundered th rough w~hat,
as he had to own up, was his first po
litical speech, that if elected governor
he would govern, the lpoliticimans nudged
one another and laughed in their
sleeves ait the ide(a of a professor try.
ing to run their machine. They laugh
ed1 out 10'1d whlena they saw him actual
ly sit dIown in the governor's chair and
begin to [play p)olitics out of a hook.
Of all thinga, it was a book which he
hiimiself had written in his youthful
school days merely as a thesis for his
Ph.D). at Johns Ihopkins. The young
gradluate-studient made thme dilscovery
that our Constitution created a vac
uum, which the bosses had rushed in
Abmis, popular leadlership is neither
a science nor an art that can be taught
out of ai book.
' Where oilier leaders of our democ
racy have appealed to the emotions, he
is one of the least electric, least dra
mantic of our presidlents, with no tnec
(hotes to popularize him, with no leg
ends of his youth or myti's about his
l'litical career to vitalize him to the
general imagination, ie owes hia va
rious successes at the ipolls to the cold
logic of the po'liticatl situation andl little
to his popularity. Is academic aloof
nbe.s from politics, at a time when pol
iticians had fullen into disfavor, made
him the available man for governor in
1910. As a candidate for presidient, he
ran a poor second to Champ (Clark in
the popular primaries of 19112. He was
niominatedl at Baltimore only after 45
ballots, find then only as a result of
Ilryan's ove'rthrow of the steam roller.
And he was elected by the division of
the Itepubl icans between Ito(.sevel t and
Taft, though he receivedh a smalher vote
than the Democrats had polled in
three past elections.
It Is the tragedy of Woodrow Wil
son's r~ature that when the elements
were mixed ini hint, magnetism was de
nied hiim, that lodlestone which draws
the hearts of menl. The l~ead has been
thme powerh~ouse o'f his leaderri,in.
Despite Many Big Failures, Bus-l
ness Men Hope the
Worst Is Past.
GAINS FOR AMERICAN TRADE
LOW-PelCed Automobiles Have ffected
a Conqueut-So Has American
Chewing GQ'm-Patent Food
Products Also Popular,
Ottro.--,Busness men in Egyt, es
pecially foreigners, pay very little at
tention to the political situation. Tihey
adnit, of course, that the unsettled
conditiotes of a year ago, as well as
the general lack of knowledge of what
the future holds for Egypt, is a deter
rent to free commercial intercourse.
The chief cause for business worry
at this writing is the decline in cot
ton prices plus the general Interna
tional shmp in trade. The two events
coming at the stune time work more
than ordinary hardship to the business
life of Egypt.
One business man remarked that
people in Egypt realized that the
trade of the worid was in a bad state;
that prices were falling the whole
world over, and that there was a gen
eral stagnation in buying. But, he
continued, "other countries have
usually more than one industry upon
which to exist. Here in Egypt we
must live or die at the whim of King
Ootton. This whim is not left in our
power to control. We grow the cot
ton, and Lancashire and Manchester,
as well as your big tire fabric centers
at home, manipulate the buying price.
Of course, every one in Egypt with
a grain of common sense, realizes
that the law oi supply and domqund
sules; but, depending as it does upon
one industry, the bostness life of the
community is more or less lef' open
to unusual perils when that one in
Bulk of Business LIe.
Thi-s business man was engaged in
the wholesale supply of sundries and
novelties. His point of view may be
accepted as that of such traders in
general-those who buy in Europe,
Anortca or Japan and import the
goods to Egypt for local consumption.
This work constitutes the bulk of the
business life of the community. It is
not the greatest In point of wealth,
however, when one figures the Im
mense amounts involved in the col
lecting, ginning and exp.ortation of
raw cotton. Egypt's normal cotton
crop is hIndled by about a dozen
large British and Levantine firms,
with headquarters in Alexandria.
These latter have been the biggest
sufferers, bitt only fron lack of some.
thing to do. They rarely invest their
money in cotton before the selling sea
son openR, when the goods come from
As the drop in cotton prices began
almost at the beginning of this qea
son, the big brokers were thus not
caught with a great amount of stock
on hand. The tmerchtandise dlealers,
onf the contrary, conttinueld their b~uy
lug tight up to November and are
even now being loadeds uip with stockc,
if paid for before shiptment, or with
obligations if shippedl against dlocu
mtents. This is spelling ruin for somte
of the largest houses. Many serious
failuires have occurred, and in Cairo
niotne three depat-tment stores have
gone into bank-ruptcy. It is the gent
ertal oplinionl that the worst period htas
p~assedl. Those who have gone thrtought
the crisis, either honornbly or dis~hont
(Irably, will, it is believed, live to see
another period of fair business
It is c'ommtt)fm talk here that in busi
ness tnornlity Egypt does not compare
v'ery favorably with tiny other big
colonial inarket. Apologists for the
country point to the large numbuler of
races engaged in comm ierce. Syri an s
andl Armnenians, .Jews from Spain, Ruts
sin, Germany, Greece, Smtyrna andl
Palestine; Arabs, Greeks, Biritish,
Arnericans, F'rench and Italians nil go
to tmake up the conmmercial life of
the place. It is a five-language coun
try in business. F'irst and most im
portant, of coutrse, is Arabic; then
come French, Italian, Greek and Eng
Growth of American Trade.
American trade with Egypt has
made~4. wondlerful progress, considering
the fact that before the war this mar
ket rarely knew American goods. The
bulk of the shipments arriving from
home, however, in 1920 consisted of
coal from Newport News and flour
fromt the North. American aiutomno
iles have captured the market, but
no high-priced American cars are in
evidenice. It is explained that the
eenper to mniddle-lpricedi American car
is a muore attractive purchase to the
Egypthtin and IA'vantine tihan similar
ly p~rlced cars maide in England or on
the coatineat. l'ronpt deliveries, of
coursre, were largely responsible1 for
the Amterican conquest of this field.
When vessuels from New York or lios
ton were arriving weekly with con
signmnents of automobiles, only one or
two cars a month were comning ini fronu
Amenrlean mind ries ari pat ent food
products have made markced progress.
On every hand one sees America's
favorite brteak fast dishes ndvertised
itndh Cdr~'itplaye. Amiericuani chiewing
uetion his beeine the ernze of t he na.
LwalliayaT O. U., JUNEs 22, 1921.
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MT. GALLAGIIERt NEWS *
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Mt. Gallagher, June 20.-We were
all delighted to see a nice rain Satur
day. Crops are looking fine in this
Mr. W. .R. Norrell, of Ware Shoals,
Visited Mr. Tom Duckworth, of this
The Kings Chapel E'Pworth League
a'ttended league conference at Lander
College, in Greenwood, last Tuesday.
The speaking and addresses delivered
by old responsive league members
'were very much enjoyed.
Mr. J. R. Brown and family visited
their aunt and uncle, Mr. and 'Mrs. N.
C. Satterfield, of Ware Shoals, last
'We are all glad to have back in our
midst Mr. J. E. Daven'port, who has
served two years in the navy, and is
now honorably discharged.
We recently sarw Mr. Vester Boland
and are glad to know he is enjoying
Mr. Eugene Madden has the finest
;bean crop we have heard of. He has
already gathered over thirty bushels.
11r. James Daven-port and family
of Honca Path visited his father and
mother, Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Daven
A lawn party given by Mr. Cleave
Boland last Saturday night was. very
much enjoyed by a large circle of
We are glad to welcome .\r. Tom
40-inch Fancy Flowered Voiles, June
sale, 25e, at J. C. Burns & Co.. Laurens.
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In 14 to 21 Days
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"1HE WHO LOOKS BEFOR
are pretty 1
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"have it all
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cause if their
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It is just as
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"The Wood I
be had on de
Buy the grade tha
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grades are more a
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Because it la:
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Write us for list of F REE
-and no substitutes " fror
YOUR LOCAL DRALRR wiLLi
Jones and family who have moved booster, In Greenwood last Tuesday.
into our neigh'borhood. Their former Mrs. W. 1. Davenport and two sorts
residence was Honea Path. 'Richard and Elverett, went shopping
Mr. Richard Knight, who has been in Laurens last 'Wednesday.
ill for some time is still confined to Mt. Olive and Waterloo played an
his room. interesting ball gamc last Saturday,
We had the pleasure of meeting .ir. the svores being'8 to 2 In favor of
"Cap" Smith, an Epworth League 'Waterloo.
Your oldest casing may
have In it hundreds of
mileo that we can save
for you. Some day it
may coe In mighty
handy as a "spare". Bring
It in and let us look It
over-we advise only such
repairs as pay.
Our skilled methods and complete equipment will make your old
tires strong and serviceable.
We make all kinds of repairs in our vulcanizing shop, using genu
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Drive in today with your old tires.
Tires, Tubes, Accessories
Gas and Oil
McDaniel Vulcanizing Plant
Next Door to Post Office
FREE AIR FREE WATER
E HE LEAPS BUILDS OF CYPRESS AND BUILDS FOR KEEPS."
'R ABLEST POLITICIANS
busy a large part of the time
THEIR FENCES MENDED"
-.00 1Use Cypress and
-yours w'Il never
look like this.
"THE WOOD ETERNAL"
RE NO REPAIRS NEEDED.
true of barn and house repairs,
leds, granaries, stock shelters, sub
ises and all kinds of little jobs like
ngs and steps, as itis of fences.
rpress & You Build But Once"
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t fits the job. Why "q pg t gozer ,
des where lower
ppropriate --andPR S
sure to insist on "THE WOOD ETERNAL"
sts practically forever-if you get
e water" variety - and therefore
a money's-worth of lumber.
PLANS for farm buildings-but in the meantime insist on "CYPR ESS
n your local lumber dealer---no matter for what purpose you buy.
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