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VOUMxV. LAURENS SOUTH CROLINA. WEDEDY ARL592
COM[S TO 1AURMS
Ih Interest of Cotton Co
TO MAKE TOUR
OF THE COUNTV
J.' 1). ('olilan, Ical Dirt Lasrier of
Texas, Io be in 'Ihis County Latter
Part of the Week In the Interest of
the ('otton Co-.peraitve Assoela.
J. 1). Cohlan, said to be a real "dirt
farimer" of Finis, Tex., is to be ii this
county the lat'ter part of' tie week in
the interest of the South Carolina Cot
ton Co-Operative Association. Mr.
Cohlian will address several meetings
of farmers throu'ghont the county, as
arranged by County Demonstration
Agent Vaughan and o Naturday
morning at 11 o'clock he will address
a lilas meeting of farmers inl the
opera house in this city. Preceding
his address the boll weevil film shown
some1( -time ago at the opera house will
be shown again.
Mr. Cohlan will speak at Clinton in
the Cfsino theatre Thursday after
noon at 2:I0 o'clock and again at 7:30
in the evening. Friday morning at 10
o'clock le will sileak at Mountville
and Friday afternoon sat 2:30 o'clock
at Cross 11111. Friday hight at 7:30
o'clock -he will speak at Gray Court.
Mr. Vaughan said yesterday that lie
was very anxious for the farmers of
1laurens county to iear Mr. Cohlan
and 1he hope( that they would 'bear the
dates and hours of these meetings in
"I am Just a dint farmer," said Mr.
Cohlan in tal-king to a group of 'rom
hient men, in Columbia last week," and
make no pretense at oratory."
"I am delighted, -however, at the o1
and ,tell t-he .farmers of this state Just
what co-operative marketing of cot
ton has already meant for Texas and
w hat I holieve it will mean for the
cotton 'belt when an organization lias
-been perfected in each state as will
-bo the case before tile 1922 crop is
gathered. 'I grew 100 bales of cot
ton last year and it was all turned
a over to the Texas association. Under
the cooperative plan it has been\ sold
at an average of three cents a pound
more than cotton of the same grade
and staple has brought from the buy
ers on tile streets of my home town.
I am glad to be able to say to the farm
ers of South Carolina that cooperative
marketing of cotton is !proving a great
success in Texas and I know it will
prove a success- in this state."
Speaking of how the now method of
financing heliped 'him Mr. Coghlah said
"I (Irew 60 per, cent of the value of my
cotton or about $50 a bale when I
turlned my cotton over to tile assocla
tion. With this $50 per :bale, I iiqui-.
dated at my 'bank, that slackened the
noose aroutnd my necksand it sure felt
.good. In a short tij le I wvent back to
tile hank' and -aske if my r'emaining
40 per1 cent equity was suflicient collat
eral and tile bank's answer was an em
-phlatic '51ure'. Therefol'e I can drawv
.futll va-lue of my Nottonl and at tile
same time 'my cotton is sold on the
'high peaks and not as distressed cot
"On tile street in Texas, the grade
* has alwvays been too low, andi staple
is a -word hardly known. This year'
I was astoInished when I got returlns
from the asso-ciation 'and found that
shalf of 1spy cotton- was 1 1-16 staple.
I have sold cotton for 40 years In
Texas but this is the first -time I ever
knedw I had so valuable a stap~le. The
least aver'age premhum for my stap-le
Is 3 3-4 cents. 'More than $2,000,000
'were ad-vanced to the Texas cotton
growers through the' Texas associa
tion during the past season. These
loans were made under the cooperative
cotton marketing iplan wbioeh Is to be
follo~yed in South Carolina."
*Mrs. Matie W. Glenn
' 'rs. M~te Wil Glenn, vidow of
thle lat Dr. 'Washington Glenn, form
erly of Nowberry but a native of Iu
rens, died yesterday morning iny ths
city at the home of. her -only surviving
Alaughter, Mrs. 4. J. Christgpher, wife
ofDi. Christophe$' The r'nm&lig *111
be oiavried to (Oliiton onay for 'tl41.
'Iho dece40e& Was'85 $0re ot age pid
rnei~mbora af a .ontiinet 1 aurens eoiwn.
Over 8,000 Bales Have Been S1iICd
for Cotton Co-Operative Plan.
Over 3,000 bales of cotton have been
signed up in this county for the South
Carolina Cotton Co-Operative associa
tion, said Mr. C. L. Vaughan, county
farm demonstrator yesterday, and the
campaign is only fairly well started.
Sone of the largest farmers In the
couity, besides one banker and one
cotton mill president have signed the t
contract. Among -the signers for this
county is Gov. Robert A. Cooper, who
was among the first to put his iname
to a contract.
The meetings to 'he held in the coun
ty the latter part of the week, referred
to elsewhere in this palper, are expect
ed to give renewed life to the cam
paign, said Mr. Vaughan, and he said
that .he was confident that the quota
of this county, around 20,000 bales,
would be secured.
The following is a partial list of
those who had signed the contract yes
R. A. Cooper, Columbia.
J. S. Craig, Laurens.
0. L. Hunter, Ora.
E. P. Minter, Laurens.
J. B. Mathews, Blackville.
A. H. Aloore, Laurens.
AT. J. Owings, Liaurens.,
M. A. SIierel, Laurens.
W. B. Wilkie; Woodruff.
M. W. Boyd, Barksdale.
R. G. Wilson, Barksdale. -
It. S. Wallace, Gray Court.
'R. L. Young, Mountville.
J. R. Crawford, Clinton.
E. G. Bramlett, Laurens.
J. H. Sullivan, Laurens.
Hunter Bros., Laurens.
W. R. Medlock, Gray Court.
R. 'L. Gray, Gray Court.
A. R. Martin, Gray Court.
G. D. Martin, Gray Court. t
Ceo. W. Young, Clinton. t
C. W. Stone, Clinton.
'W. A. Moorehead, Goldvillo.
S. .H. Ramsey, Laurens.
3- UN fIlu"alreli1S.
G. TY. Bolt, Laurens,
IV. D. Lynam, Laurens.
A. C. Whittle, Gray Court.
NEW JAIL TO ." CONSIDERED c
County Delegation Appoints Two Men
bers to Jail Commission.
That plans for a new jail will be
considered again is assured now fol
lowing tile appointment of two mem
bers to the Jail Commission by the t
county legislative delegation, who met
W. G. Langister, of this city, and J. V
C. Smith, of Waterloo, are the bwo 0
newl-y appointed Jail commissioners.
They will fill the unexpired terms of
W. C. Anderson and G. C. Hopkins, t
W11ho both resigned from the commis- t
Mon some time ago. The other Jai ,
Comissioners are 'R. S. Bolt and B.
Y. Culbeitson and Supervisor J. D. W.
Watts, who, Is an ex-offlelo mem'ber.
While no definite plans have yet
been made by. the, commission, one of
its members stated Monday that a
meeting is expected to 'be called fo
thlat punpose in, the near future.
80 GAlLON STILiL FOUND IN RAlTD
Rutral Pollee tAnduict Rald Near Cross
111l1. Arrests May Follow.
A raid 'by the rural police on the
Smith 'plantation near 'Cross 'Hill last
week resulted in the capture of a 30- q
gallon coiper sill and othler parapher
nlalia necessary to comb)lete a wvhiskey
'The s'till 'was found close to 'bhe Sa
luda 'River whei'e tile Smith Lumber
Co. operates a sawv mill. One-shalf
bushel 'of malt and several empty v~s
sels found near tile saw mill may re-.
stult in 'the arrest of several .persons
sus-pected, Chief C. 'L. Owens, who con
ducted -th'e raid, stiated.
STILLAJ IN JAIL.
Timumons apid Willard Hate Not Yet
Luthier Timmons and Monroe Wil
lard, konvicted of' .ntanslaughter, ande
sentenced to. ti~ years at hlardi labor t
In connection Whlbh the death of HloseaE
Martin, are still in jail. 'while efforts y
afe being made' by their friends and I.
relatives to, raise the necessary bal
of $4000 eac~h to secure their' free- I
(oin pgiIng .thenr appeal 'to the su- ,v
rpeme court fors a new 'trial. Mr.- W. d
.~ Knighti their attof'tzey, said yester-- 4
dy afternoon fiat the next sts to 1:
~tal. I ytbh ase 'would be deded I
uDqRi bytnot Mon~oay.
rWO WOMEN MAY
Uiss 3largaret Dunlap and 31ss 3in
tie lWallaee 3iay En Itace foj
Out of a clear and serene politica
ky, undisturbed heretofore in tlhh
:ounty by the fairer sex, came the an
louncement early this week that Mis.
largaret l'AInla) may offer herself a,
Scan(idate for the office of Superin
endent of E ducation. Miss Dunlap .
tow assistant to the su-perintendent 01
ducation, Rt. T. Wilson, who has an
kounced that he will not offer for th(
.N|iss Dunlap, when seen Monday ii
he superintendent of education's of
lee, did not deny that she had the mat
er uider consideration, but said that
he could not at this time stat(
thether or not she will make the race
Graduating from 'Winthrop Colleg<
a 1918, Miss Dunlap has been'identi
led with many offices and organiza
ions of an educational nature an(
ince last November lia been an as
Istant to Superintendent R. T. Wilson
he is also principal of. the aduli
tight school in Watts Mlls.
Another possible candidate who i.
icing mentioned in connection witl1
he same office is MNiss Minnie Wal
ace, now teaching at Alountville. Misk
Vallace has been teaching school foi
everal years and for a time was su
ervisor of rural schools in the coun
GO TO (O.NVENTION
ranly Delegations from City and Conim.
ti Will Attend Convention in Green.
ville.ormer Laureis Man on Pro
The eity of Laurens and Lauren
ounty are 'to be well represented al
he State Christian Endeavor Conven
lon which begins in Greenville, Fri
ay morning, April 7, and will continuc
intil Sunday evening.
Alprq $444 ..y ,JDMeavorera wil)
Dave fron this city from the three so
letles. Aliss Henry Wcight will be-ir
harge of -the juniors and Miss Sarall
)orroh will he 4n charge of the inter
1edlate society. The senior Endeav
rers will ;be led by Miss Betty Bram
att. Other Christian E ndeavorers whc
ill attend the convention from X[au
ens county .will be from the -Rocky
lprings church and the .Friendship
hurch. Another delegation will leave
roin the Owings church at Owings sta
Christian Endeavorers who will at
Dnd the convention this year will be
cry fortunate since they -will hear one
f America'-s greatest orators, Daniel
. Pollings,.of New York, who is com
ig to Greonville for only one evening
o address the Endeavorers, according
D Mr. E. RH. Wilkes, a member of the
fate Executive Committee. S. Wilket
)endy, a native of Laurens, who it
Ill be recalled s'poke r9cently herc
efore the congregation at the Pres
yterian church, will be another of the
BJAT1SON IS APPOINTEDl
Yorid War Hero Named )l~igistratt
George 1W. lBatson, brother' of Mirs,
t. HI. Benchoff, of thIs city, was ap
ointed Magistrate for Gireenvill1t
owvnship Monday iby Governor Copper
n fill the unexpired term of hIs father
ugenle Batson, who died last week
Mr. flatson Is a World 'War veteran
avlng served with distinction in th<(
~hirtiethi division. He was awardedi a
lstinguished service cross in Com
ia when the Thiirtieth Division ar
ived at Camp- Jackson from France
Tr. Bats6n 'was recommended eby
enator . Bionham, of Greenville. Ai
umber of other applicants wan tec
FIRE LAgT WEDNESDAY
mall Blaze in Wiggins. Home on Sout11
Harper Street Starts Day A fter Mov.
Fire caused by a defective flue start
d in the atitic, above the kitchen 1I
ho honme of 'Mr. John M. Wiggins; QT
outh 'Harper street, WVednesdgy ai
ton and was eitinguished an hout
ater by the local, fire 4epartment.
The fire starited ati30 o'clock,
ow minutes after the kitchen stov(
as lighted and oaused considerab<
amagto the hI~lome,.furniture by
Irater. The loss wed fully covereyl by
usurance. Mr. Wtggins and his fam.
ly moved into the Uotsth Harper streel
esidencna dhyk bafpre ta4 fir
MUST GO ON
''rustees Adopt Resolutlion ('1allling for
schools to J1ema1in11 Open for* Full
Trustees representing a majority of
the rural schools of the county met in
tle court house Saturday morning ana 1
after hearing a discussion of th le in
ancil status of many districts went
on record as endorsing the p1ln of the l
superintendent of education to guar- I
antee the full term to schools having d
'a delcit by means of a loan. S
The meeting was opeled by liss I
Margaret Dunlap, in, the absence of V
Su1pt. Wilson, who was sick. Mr. \V.
Carl A,-Whartonl Was elected president I
of the county tirustee association and (
presided over the meeting.
.iss D,ulap1) read a letter from Mr. c
Wilson to the assembled triustees stat- 1
ling that many of 'the districts were
without funds and that lie would not I
feel justified in allowing the schools <
to go inl debt without b!p felt that tle
sentiment of the county was behind C
him. lle asked for an expression of 1
opinion from the assemlbled trustees. q)
As a probable measure of relief, -he
said that it might be possible to se- (
cure a. loan for distribution to districts V
in arrears, 'with the understanding that t
the county delegation would provide I
a levy next year for repayment. Oth- I
erwise, intimated "Mr. Wilson, the in- s
dividual school districts would have to e
devise ieans of continuing the schools V
or allowing iem to close. C
The motiod to the effect that the
schools should continue for the full t
term, taken as an endorsement of Mr. I
Wilson's plan, brought out conside- (
erahle ,discussion, but in the end was %C
passed almost unanimously. (
Speaking of the condition of a few 1
weaker schools .in the county, Mr. Wil- r
son, who had returned to his oillce 1
yesterday, said that lie has always t
advocated a county loan fund for 0
weak schools to get on a cash basis n
suoh as Is contemplated by his pres- f
eht plufn. 'A nuimber of other coun
ties already have it, he said, and there C
is a special state hw on the subject
where counties wish to provide the
-Mr. Wilson also said that lie was in
receipt of a letter from the state game
warden, stating that this county's
share of the hunting license money,
amounting 'to around $2,500, would be
made availalble for school piurPoses
u-pon applicatlon in 'the Proper form. a
This money, the state -game warden
said, was not ordinarily available un
til July 1st, but it Ihas been made
avaIla-ble earlier through the Prolptit
report of the county game warden,
Vr. F. W. 'Little. This sum, said. Mr.
Wilson, White of considerable help,
will not be large enough to meet the t
needs of all the schools. t
SHAlPEl IN ('IITY
CON(),%FUI SE S 31lW0HANTS
Leaves City Before Police Leari of
Clarence Albright, 13 year old lad,
is resp~onsible for the failure of a
novel "got-rich-quick" scheme which
wvas -triedl on the merchants in tis
city Satur'day by a well dIressed I
The lad, after noticing the stranger
enter several stores and make a smallt
pui'chaso for which he offered a twen
ty ollai' -b)111 in payment, suspected
him of trying to work a flm-flain game
and followed him through the city
warnIng other -possible prospects of
the stranger. The scheme .was tried
in at least a dozen stor'es.
The method emiployed by -the "sharp
er" was successful 'in tihe Minter' Coin
lpany store, Here he entered (luring
the 'bu'sy -part of the afternoon -and af
ter 'making a small pur'chase offered
a twenty dollar' bill in payment. When
lie had r'eceived the change due to him,
ho said that hie had suffloient money
in small change to pay for his pur'
chase and returned part of the money
given him. ie then asked for change
of a ten dollar' bill which he still re
.tained -andl after making several other
requests, all of which were intended
to confuse the per'son making the
change, he left hastily. It was later
discovered that the firm wvas $10.00
short by the -transaction,
The solheme was so .tricky that for<
several moments a clerk in Mahaffey's I
store also wa's bewildered 'when he
made change in a similar transaction I
for the stranrter. The young mani left
in a tratnsfer for Woodruff before the
goilice 'wore able to secure enough evi- I
dence to niake att .arrest.1
'0 SiHOW M1E'111l01)
01F F1~ilTlING i-:EVII,
ill and Fertilizer ('oimnlies to (on.
duet Demonstrations iI This Con n
ty ShoiwIiug Jlesit 3e1 lods of Fluhit.
II accordance with a IprogiamlIl( adopt
d by the Southern Cotton Oil Com1
anly and other Concerns i1nterested in
hle clitivation and sale of cottoni and
otton prodilets, this cotinty has beeni
elected a1A one of forty-t wo count les
1 tle sou theastern states in which
('lm1olstrations will le carried on tlhis
tiimer to assist the farmers Il mak
ig a slccessfll fight against tlhe holl
Mr. E. -S. itlilllns, manager of tho
)eal branch of the Solithern Cott on
)it Company, will have general super
ision of the demonstrations in this
oun11ty and is now selecting his sites
Or dleIionstration Ilmlrposes.
"Inl all, demonstrations will be ear
led out on something like three 111111
red farms In the cotton belt," said
TI. Iludgens tile other day. "IAt ea .
*f these locations, Laureins 'b( ig
mong them, six or eight farms will
' selected oin which Calcium Arsen
to dusting operatlonx will he col
icted and specific directions giv'en
lie grower In regard to the prepara
ion of the land, fertilizatIon, plant
1g, cultivating the erop and the all
icaltion of Calcium Arsenate, each
top taken to le In line with tile lyoved
xperience of the Delta imborait*y of
he United States department of agri
At each poit where a deionstra
lon is conducted, some individual em
loyee of The Southern. Cotton Oil
ompany or the Virginia-Carolina
hemical Company familiar with and
ualifled to (1o the work, has been sq
cted, and .will he detached from his
egular dilties to such extent as may
e necessary to slpervise and direct
lie demonstration locally, and to this
nd an organization as to personnel,
lethods and inachinery has been per
WYer Made to Local Man by Chicago
Firm for Invention of Elecetrical De.
vice for Trolley Cars.
'lave you ever been annoyed? Un
oubtedly you have been. William K.
)illard, one of .the mechanics employed
y the state highway department inl
his county, was annoyed about a year
go and as a result he states that lie
ceontly turned dtown an offer of $25,
00 from a Chicago firm who has tried
3 purchased the product of his an
The product, if you were to ask
)lllard, is Patent No. 1,403,743, other
,ise known as a "lighting displaced
rolley poles" device, which was in
ented by him after lie was annoyed
ehen In. a hurry on a street ear in
'harlotte, N. C.
The pole from the street car to the
lectrical wire ah )ve slippe( off the
Vire on that occasion, as it is ery
ften apt to do, Dillardl saidh, and two
Cozen 01r more attempts were rectuired
in the dhark .to connect the 11010 wIth
lie wire. The device of D)illard's is a
Ighting attachment to the i)ole and
'hen the pole for any reason leaves
lie wire, the attachment Illuminates
lhe pole andl wire, making .the connec
IOn as easy in the (lark as it is in
TO' SELL LUNXCI
knxIliairy 4o A meitica n Legion Will
Operate Liunch Stand Satiuirday.
The l~omneh'sAuxliar~y to the Amer
can Legion wvill operate a lunch stand
Iatulrday in one of tihe store windows
f tihe LaurensR Music Store,
The auxiliary has .been organized
inly two months and has a'f ready (lone
,ctive 'work for the Amer'ican Legion.
tmfong the articles of food that the
adies 'twill sell w.ili .be home made
akes andi pastry.
00ES TO NEW1 ORLEFANS
1ev. 8. HI. Templemian Will Attend
Meetinig of Baptist Bible Institute
(Rev. S. H1. Templeman, pastor of the
First Baptist church, left 'the city Men
lay rgorning for New Orleans to at
end a mecetin-g of the .Baptist Diable In
titute Trustees of whicoh he is a mem
>or. Before returning to the city, Rev.
MEmplem'an will step at Atlanlta, Ga.,
nd Birmingham, Ala., to visit rela
ives. Jfo is accompanied on the tip
iy his son, Seinuel H., Jr.
Schools From Entire Coun.
ty Will Enter
.\ niunilnnni1'n Iel)amuation antd .\th
ivIc ('l ntest .a nrements are ('1m.
l 4.e. .\lbletle E-:ens inl .\ernoonl
and ll eehlmation11 11111 IN-011ationl
('ontest 1am1t lviE % 1-enin in ('ourt
I'lans wveri coipleted (arly I his
wNe'k for the alnual couitly athletic,
dePC llamat-10n an1d recit-ation '.eonlte1stS
which will be held here next Friday
afternoon and evening. Alinost. every
high school in the l coully, i. is ex
pected, will be relar 1sented inl ite cOn
tests this year.
Tlhe. ale (tic even3ts will heg in at :7
o'clock oil the school grounds. Priz
es for each event have been3 offered by
local merchants. At. 8 o'clock Friday
evening inl the Court I louse the roei
tation and declailationl contests will
he held. The Watts Mills band has
been secured to furnish mliusic. Several
songs will also be sung by the Laurens
high school cloris.
In the boys contest, the iinner of
first, place will be rewarded 'with the
John R. Minter medal. This medal
is awarded annually out. of the estate
of the late Capt. John R. Minter, and
is a coveted prize of contestants. Win
n1er' of 'first place In the girls' contests
will be rewarded with a medal offered
by the iLaurens County Teachers asso
For the first place in each of the
athletic events the following prizes
have been offered by local merchants:
100 yard dash-hand bag, by S. M.
& E. 11. Wilkes & Co. .
Running bligh junp--hase bal I
glove, by R. Ir. Benchoff.
880 yard runilversharp pencil, by
Powe Drug Co.
Shot It-pair of pants, by Hymen
iscus throw--major league base
ball bat, by Jones-Taylor Hardware
220 yard dash--pair Walk-Over
Shoes, by Wells Clardy Co.
Pole vault--fountain pen, by Lau
rens Drug Co.
Running broad jump--dress shirt,
by Davis-Roper Co.
.1-10 yard run-pair of shoes, 'by
Wharton Clothing Co.
120 yard hurdle-National league
base ball, by Laurens Hardware Co.
In additionl to the above prizes, a
cash .prize of' $1.00 has 'been offered by
Supt. If. W. Gasque to each. Laurens
boy winning a first place.
A prelinnary contest in wIlich Stu
dents of the Laurens high school par
ticipated, Vas held last week. Thomas
Wofford, wh'lose toplic was ''Sparticus
to the Gladiators," .was votedl to rep
resent the yity school in tihe boys con
test and Frances Knight reading, "Col
lege Oil Canls," received first -place
amiong the girls and wIll be the Laui
r'ens replresentative In the recitation
contest Friday night. MTargaret Kight
recIted, "ler' First Appearance," 'In
the preliminary contest and~ received
In thle Gr'ay Court-Owvings sehool
where a pr3elimilnar'y contest was held
two weeks ago to choose contestants
for the county meet, Jerry Gray was
selected to represent the school In tile
declamation conltest andl Elizabeth
Stodldard was chlosen for' the girls
The namles of other entrants are
expleeted befor'e Friday.
TO liE HEARD
JBaptist Church to Hanve Tnfor'mat til
Mfeeting Wiedneisdaty 'Night,
i'r. Lee Davis Lodge, President of
I~Lmestone College, Is to 'be the prIinl
cipal speaker at an inform~ationlal meet
inlg to b) '-held ini the First flaptist
church Wednesday nIght.
The meetIng wvill be called for the
purpose of giving information concern
ing the 75 Million Dollar camp~aign of
the Batitst chuirchl. Other speakers
who avill address tile meeting are Dr.
Charles A. Jones, 'of Columbla, who is
Educational Secretary of south Caro
lina Baptists, and 'Rev. E. M. Rleeve',
pastor of the First 'Baptist churcib, of