Newspaper Page Text
Subscription Price ".00 Per Year
Payable in Advance
ADVERTISING PRINTNG COMPANY
Laurens. S. C.
Advertising Bates on Application.
Obituaries and Cards of Thanks: One
Cent a Word.
1atered at the postoffice at Laurens,
R. C., as second class mail matter.
LAURENS, 8. C., JULY 20, 1921
The disclosures made by Chairman
Lasker, of the United States Shipping
Board, of the huge deficit existing in
the board's operations for the past
year 'and the tangled conditions of the
board's affairs again demonstrate the
futility of expecting the government
to conduct large business in an efficient
manner. The experiments with the
railrt'oads. tle exyress, the telegra ph.
the teelehone and the shipping have
cost th., nation millions of dollars
witho'it a corresponding gain in ef
ficiency and the lesson ought to he a
valu:.ble one when government owner
ship of public utilities is considered
n t.e future.
* . *
A day's tide away fr'oi liomie in an
nu toltobile in -ahlmost any direction
towar'd a eciter of po;itilation cannot
but impress one with the wonderful
strildes t hat the Picdmont section of
the state has made in road building
within the past several years. Where
five years ago one would hesitate be
fore going several score miles without
mutch foreboding, lie now starts out
for a hundred mile trip without any.
other expectations of difliculty CXCei)t
what milgit be caulsed from mechani
cal troubles. llender'sonville, N. C.,
once considered a igood (lay's drive,
is now but a few hours distance. Co
tlmbia may be made between meals
wihh ease. Greenville's distance is
but a ploasant afternoon outing. i'n
ion, C'hester and Rock ill, once very
remote on account of bad roads, may
now be reached by almost pie'fect
roads with the cx'eeption of but a few
short stret'hes of- ordinary r'oads.
Gireenwood is but a little more tian an
bour's run it( here fine roads lead
ot, 01r Zre bing buill to otheir towns.
L a ttrens. couity is-not far belhind other
cotilites tin road building, although the
high i tl of rornd-hlding during the
ti:We whent thie hal.k of it. money was
pent has :.revented it from getting as
mouili tmileage as some counties, butl it
has 'oadk to be prouild of. The good
r'>Iads tovveoment has already added
muh to the ileasu'es of living ho;h
in 1->win tnd in tli. couitry and, thouth
eo-tly. it has beeno of reat Val. to
the people. Tlhe .vok oiight not to be
c':msidered! :I.cm e~ yet, bml shonId
. on until eV'. ry occ (:(uiupant of the land
w-Il be iin a reasonzable distance of
'n all-the-vear, road.
*' * * * * * *' * * * * * * *
7lt. Gallaghei', .l uly I \.-W-\e have been
(~.nedl~ in this neighbhood wviith
'i>ml rains anid the crotis are. looking
The) yrun2 pe~ople( of oriIt hrchi en
heda 13. Yi. P. t. sociatl at the home
a:Altr. and Mirs. Arthuri Odell Satu
d:a'. night. 'The H. Y. P . I'. is pr'ov
in a g reat sti'e tss inl 1ur churc itn'~
tV:tiint botys anid gii'ls wh~o are soon
to men and womien, to take an ae
Spairt in all chur cht work.
ins Olivia Branyon w-as thle '-itest
of .Mli .rzAnes andtt l..aise .\lartin
R1ev. Waiter .\assey. of Grte(enville.
.Anl Suniday night wit I hlt ives' in
AlssBroksi Daenprtwho holds~
a reCson lsible posit ion in Greenville,
is at homu, for a two weeks' vacation.
M\iss IlIirriet K night has r-etur tnedl
ho me- a fteri spentd injg a week with hier'
.Alri. and Alirs. .l oe .\iedlock visitedl
!i augh.tt.er at Ware' Shoals yes
.\1s Anae Arnold, of Gre-ehworod
'. th( gues5t of .\Misses Briooksie and
I -rnice sav'en port Satur tday and Stun
Tn- iends of .\tr. J. RI. Briowin will
be~ ;lasedl to know lie is able to be
.\is. Laur ta Gaines and daughter,
of Augusta, i'ec-ently v'isited the for
mer's sister-, Mtrs. Octavia Jones.
Alt'. and .\lt's. Eai'nest Neoce were
wti the'ir mtot her, Mi's. JIames .Mlattin
icharid Davenpot spenit last wveek
with Roy Ar'nold In Gr'een.woodl ano
he was very much pleased to have hs
little host as guest in his borne Sat
um'day and Sunday.
At a recent bumsinesus meetIng of
Kings Chapel Elpwor-th Leagueo, It wat
decideod that all dlevotlonal meetinigs
would be h'eldl in the c'hurich insteitad
of homes. The iear~rue will mn"t at
the hsurh next Sunaye (e,-a,,1i
THE QUESTION BOX
.By W. D. S.
What has become of the old gentle
nan who kept his home made twe
:obacco wrapped up in the skin off th
teat lard, to keep it moist.
Where will you find one of our ol
dsters who attended our ienies an
ountry feasts, armed with her bi
vleker basket, which she placed o
,he table when dinner was ready, wit
;he request that the managers pu
;ome of all the good things in he
asket so she could cat at leiaure, a
ier teeth were too bad to eat at th
What has becomne of the sister wi
tsked her merchant for a wash pal
Ind soap to wash a sample of his call
,o, to see if the colors wezm fast?
And another one, who would cle%
he sample in her mouth to find ou
c'hether the calien would fade?
What has beconie of the good ol
n other, who kept his corn juice in
lutch bellied white decanter an
lavored it .with camomile blosronm
inlw orapge peel?
SAYS FOOD CROPS
WILL BE SOLUTIO.
?hairnian Of York County Associatio
Gives Views on Situation.
Rock Hill, July 16.-J. B. Johnsor
:hairmnn of the York Cotton Assc
:iation, ;s a firm believer in the fac
that the growing of food crops is ti
one sure means of bringing the Sout
out of the depression and placing thi
favored part of the country on th
threshold of a perniament prosperit3
Dr. Johnson has transmitted his view
to J. S. Wannamaker, president of thi
American Cotton Association, and t
President R. C. Hamer, of the stat
association, urging that meetings L
held in each cotton growing state dill
ing the month of August to start
drive for more foodstuffs during 192
Dr. Johnson declared today the
something must be done to save a
interests in the South; that the fat
of the farmer was not alone in th
balance as various other interests at
so entwined about agriculture thi
they are in as had shape as the fartn
.r, if not worse. By producing
greater . qua.ntity of foodstuffs ne
year the farmer will make himsel
more independent and by doing so h
will automatically cut his cotton acr
age, thereby insuring a fair price'fc
whut vtaple he grows this year an
in view of the success of the cotto
association this year, Dr. Johnson b<
lieves that this organization is in p(
sition to further the foodstuifs can
paign. The acreage reduction obtaih
ed was around 30 per cent, he sait
while the fertilizer reduction wa
around 50 per cent. A year ago, <h
clared the head of the local cotto
association, it looked like an imposs
ble task to stimulate food productio
and thereby automatically cut th
cotton acreage, but it was done. No,
is the time to start the movement fc
a reduction in acreage for 1922.
"I have taken the matter up wvit
Presidlent Wannamaker, of the Amer
can Cotton Association, asking him t
call a meeting in each cotton-grow
ing state during August, at which th~
question of increased food productio
will he conidieredl. I know it is thi
logical thing to (10, because in At
gust, Septemuber and October grai
amnd cover crops should be sown. I
we can show on November 1 an es
traordinary acreage sown to grain ani
over crops, with a drive on for
riarther' reduction in the cotton acre
ige for 1922, I am satisfied that th
:otton buying wvorld will be so im
>ressedl that we wvill be able to ol
amn a fair price for the 1921 cotto
rop and for the cotton held ove
romi 1919 and1 1920. A prodluction o.
,000,000 bales this year and from 8,
)O0,000 to 10,000,000 b~ales for 19 2
vtill absolutely save the South; andi
loing this wve will lend a helping han
:o eve.ry other sect ion of this greal
Asked whether the farmers coul
ecure aid in purchasing seedl grai
ind seed for cover crops, D~r. .Johniso:
replied: "Every merchant and ever;
oanker in the Southern cotton state
will, I am sure, back tip this priopC
4ition and help the farmers to the his~
:litch in obtaining seed for the car
rying (out of this common se'nse an
Dr. .Johnson referred to the fac
that the farmers wvho have increase
Lheir food crop this year would bei
better shape than the ones wvho dIi
not increase their acreage. in food
stuffs but kept to the usual amount (o
9otton. A nd the sanie state' of af
fairs would obtain the coming yeai
It is an absolute fact that the grow~
ing of more foodstuffs for man ani
beast will make the Southern farme
ind~ependent, whether he plants nmuec
or little cotton, in the opinion of Da
Johnson, who is 'a large farmer a
u-ll1a nonkr an,1 nrmnt,~
1Ffr. Minrp Ch~I
on Or Preidenut
'T 3, JAME5 MOSGAII
8 (Copyrght. 193. by Jara MOM. 96)
WILUAM HOWARD TAFT
1857-Sept. 16, William Howard
' Taft born i Cincinnati.
1878-Graduated at Yale.
1887-90-,Judgo of the Superior
I 890-2-Solicltor General of the
r United States.
1892-1900-United States circuit
1900.04-Commissioner In and
governor of the Philip.
1904-8--Secretary of war.
president, aged fifty-one.
t W HEN Roosevelt and Taft rode
tp Pennsylvania avenue on
March 4, 1900, It was the first time
since Jackson and Van Buren had
A passed that way side by side, more
than 70 years before, that a retiring
president would not have preferred an
other seat mate and successor than the
one whom the fortunes of politics
had thrust upon him.
Roosevelt alone selected his success
Naturally, everyone assumed that we
were to have a Roosevelt admin
a istration by another name, and it was
expected In the campaign that the
ex-president would not go further
away from the White House than
Oyster Bay. Instead, he plunged into
t the depths of Africa.
e The fate of William Howard Taft
h would be pathetic if he himself had
s not met it and borne it with a smile.
e le was abler, more upright, more
independent than some far more suc
a cessful presidents. But by bent and
e training he was a judge, and the
1, William Howard Taft.
White House is no place for a judge.
As lawgiver and governor of
'Manila, Taft had won tile confluene
of his oriental subujects, andl rather
n than desert his post, before huis task
e was finished, hle sacrificed tile dlearest
.v ambition of Is life. In a year and
ra half Roosevelt had him in his cab
inet as secretary of war-and soon
h had him in his eye for the presidency.
Roosevelt hnd thle weakness of his
strength, lIe thought lhe was strong
0enough to make a president. But
real presidents are horn, not madle.
C The mJomlent Roosevelt was gone,
" the standpatters, tile reaetionary
e forces, emerged from their seven and
onle-hlalf yeuars in the cyclone cellar.
a The moment the political bronchto felt
f the tendlerfoot on its back, it bucked,
-and thlrew Taft from the scat of leader
Iship. Tile ne4xt thing, thle rank andl
file of R~epub'licans knew, the party
was slipping hack Igto tile old rut
-from wlh Roosevelt bad jerked it
e when first he laidl upon it his master
- But the people refused to go hack.
Eight months after Taft's inaugurn
g' clear warning of the (disaster that
-overwhIm~aed tile party in thle conlgres~
sl(,nal election of 1010. and whilh all
b~ut destroyed it In the presidential
election of 1912.
According to a story that was told
of Taft, a curious stranger asked a
Igatekeeper at tile Union station in
IWashington where he would stand the
best chnnee of seeing the presi
(ldent in the few spare hours that he
y' hlad between trains. "Right where
s~ you are," was tile reply. "H~e's al
ways either taking a train or getting
- Taft was tile first preslident to draw
the present salary of $'75,u00. Con
gress iwmd also' adopted, two yeaai be
Ifore he came in, tile customl of allow
t lng $25,000 yearly for the travejlng
Iexpenses of the presidlent, and he be
I camne thle great presldeptial traveler,
t anking a recordl of 150,000 miles in
-four y ears, as he went abont thdl
fcountry appealing for a reversal of
-the verdict against his adinaitration.
rn vain he strove to turn back the tide,
which only sported with him.
After having elected him i~y 1,200,
(K00 plurality, the people parted with
r1 Taft more in sorrowv than in anger.
They (lid 'lot question that he was a
- 2000 ineident, but that Is a secondary
S consdi'ration, A Dresident mnust be
Airt of all n poiliiian nnA a laar.
All unmborp,4,A reies)W$p ija
Dheek .family are cor'dially invited to
ittend a reunion at the home of M.' LA.
1heek near Princeton, July 28th. Come
nd bring well filled baskets. 'A pleas
knt 'day is assured ot all. We hope
o have a talk on th'e history of. the
?rinceton, July 18, 1921.
* S * S e S e - * S e S e S
SPECIAL NOTICES, S
I.. . *S * 50* 5* 3*
Farm For Sale-143 acres, 7-room
1.welling, good barn and tenant house;
miles of city, near churli, high
chool and highway. Cash qt on easy
anyments. Luther Wasson, at Wilkes
i'urniture Store. 1-tf
For Sale-One registered Jersey cow
vith certificate. nedium size, and will
)e fresh in a few days: p ce' $100.
Iso one other Jersey cow tich will
;oon be frelih. Both cows fat and age
4[Oht. T. 13. Sumerel. 1-1t
For Sale-Registere4 . Berkshire
)gs. Also some grades.1Also a milk
OW. W. P. Childress & Son. 1-1i
For Sale or Tro41e-i"or dry cattle,
wo 1good milk cows. J. W. Hender
on, Jr. ' 1-It-pd
Harris. Sprngs Hotel Opu ned-Thils
B to inform the public (heA the hotel
it Hlarris Springs Is open for the sum
ner. Can accommodate ab6ut a dozen
(airs Cheap-We have .several used
ars which we will self at real bar
ains. Will trade. Stimerel Motor
For Sale--Duroe-.Iersey shoats Vt.
0 cents a Ioun ad. .1. .\. Wasson, Cross
1111, S. C. 1-2t-pd
'oiy Buggy-A brand new pony
mggy, rubber tires. Price $73.00. T.
B. Sumerel. I - 1-1t
Notl'e-The manager of Owings
4wimIing Pool wishes to announca
Ihat lie has dralined the swimming pool
ror some repairs, and it will be the
ast of this week before 'it is again
ready for use. i -It
Lost-diunch of keys wit i name of
Jno. It. Pltetrson onl iplate. / Finder
please return to Advertiser office or
3. C. Peterson, Latrens. 1-it
Wanuted-A few pupils to coacl.
Per hout1r. 50 cents. ilattie H1. Sulli
van, 661 .South llarl)er st tIeet, lan rens.
Phone Nl12. 1-1tpd
Store Itooms For Rent-Tihree new
itore rooms now ready for rent. Lau
rens Trust Co. 32-t1
For Sle-100 bushels good iome
rased corn In shucks. See )r. W. If.
film Repair Paris-Lug: and wedges
for all make cars. City Vulcanizing
Station. 51 -tf
Notlee-- have been iovinvt houses
I t years. Am ready to move you's.
'. A. Owens, Clinton, loute 1.
For Rent-Sev'en troom cotta.re. close
in, on South ilarper street. Price $25
per month. Laurens Trust Co. 50-5t
Notce-I have arranged to be in
Laurens two (lays each month. If your
plano needs tuning leave order with
S. M. & 1E. I. Wilkes & Co. 0. M.
Tully, Plano Tuner. 28-tf
Dr. J. T. RUTLEDGE
At Dr. AlbarIghi's Old1 Stantd.
0. C. Featherstet ~ W. B. E~night
FEATHlERSTONE~ A KiNIGUT
A ttorneys at Law
Laurens, S. C.
All Business Intrusted to 0-ur Care
Will Ifaive Prompt and Carefui Atten
Offiee O7t:r Palmetto Bank
Mr. Featherstone will spend Wednee
day of each week in Laurens.
Dr. T. L. Timmerman
Lauren., South Carolina
Offlee in Peoples Bank Building
O'DANIEL & REID
('linton, S. C.
0. Langdon Long
ATITORNEY AT LAW
Enteprise National'Bank Building
All Legal Business Given
Simpson, Cooper & Babb
tutorneye at Law.
Will Prac~ee in all Stute Courts
Prompt Atentiona Gi..en lneu
Your oldest casing ma'y
have in it hundreds of
miles that we can save
for you. Sonic day it
may come In mighty
handy as a "spare". Bring
It in and let us look it
over-we advise only sueli
repairs as pay.
Our skilled nethods and con
tires strong and serviceable
We make all kinds of ropai
inc Goodyear Factory Repair
Drive in today with your o1
* Brought to
One Strap In fii
Full Line of ',
In All Leadin
Write for Our Spri
pletO equipment will make your old
i n our vulcanizing shop, using genii
-r to Post Office
UGGS SHOE CO.
LNBURG, S. C.
Your Very Door
tid Parcel Post
Lse grade of Brown, and
t Kid or Satin and Suede.
inations; French or Ba-n
to $13,50 '
Brown or Black Satin,
*fine quality, one strap
styles; French or Baby
romen's High Grade
g Colors and Styles
ng and. Summer Catalog
'uggs Shoe Co.
nburg. S. C.