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VOLUME XXXVII LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 1922.
1 BOYSAD 18 GIRLS
Class Night Exercises Will
Be Held Tomorrow
IN METHODIST CHURCH
Dr. 1). iv. Danilel, of Clemson College,
Will Deliver Commencement Ad
dress to Largest Class in History of
School. Scholarsiiip) Medal and Cer.
tiicates for Attendance Will be
Commencement exercises of the
Laurens high school 'began last Sun
day night when Rev. Dr. George W.
Quick, of Greenville, delivered the bac
calaureate sermon in the Methodist
)r. Quick selected as his topic "The
Missing Note" which, he said, was apt
to occur in every one's life, and then
selected four of these, the intellectual,
emotional, religious and volitional,
which lie said should be carefully nur
tured and cultivated if one's life is to
be enjoyed to its fullest. In the course
of his inspiring sermon he took the
oIportunity to .make a plea for an edu
ca-lon for every boy and girl in the
This afternoon at 5 o'clock on the
school campus the exercises will con
tinue, an operetta 'being given by the
school children. The operetta, in the
form of a pageant, Is entitled, "Under
the Sugar Plum Tree". Several hun
dred pupils in costumes from every
grade in the school will take part.
Stage settings have been put up on the
campus beneath a large tree and noth
Ing is being left undone.to make the
pageant an event of beauty and splen
dor. Should the weather be unfavor
able this afternoon, the ipageant will
4le given biridfy at 6 o'clock.
I V n3x~6r'cises will be held
Thursday night at 8 o'clock in the
opera house. The program for com
niencement has been arranged as fol
Salutatory -. - - Grace Taylor
Class History - - Louise Smith
Class Will - - - 'Iartin Teague
Statistics - - - - Lois Fuller
Class Poem - Marion Blackwell
.Emmett Jessee and Doran Bramlett
Class Joker - Nathan Barksdale
Class Critic - - Herman Taylor
Class Prophecy - Rebecca Adams
Valedictory -, Sarah Eliza Swygert
Class Flower-Sweet Pea
Class 'Motto-'iWe Enter to Learn, Do
:part to Serve."
On -Friday night in the Methodist
church the graduating exercises will
be held. Dr. D. W. Daniel, of Clemson
,college, will deliver the commence
ment address. Awards for scholarship
as well as certificates for perfect at
tendance will be given .by Supt.
The graduating class this year is the
Slargest in the history of the school.
It consists of eleven <boys and eighteen
girls as follows:
~Rebecca Moore Adanms, William
tVance Albrighbt, Nathan Bai'ksdale,
VMarion 'Harmon Blackwell, Mary
EIliza 'Boyd, Doran Alexander Bram
lett, Thaddaus Cecil Bront, Alma Cole
man, Margaret 'Eliza Coleman, Martha
Louise Dula, John Robert Ellis, Lois
Fuller, Allie Euilee Gosnell, Lillian
Toccoa Gray, Talulah 'Henry, iary
Elizabeth Hudgens, 'Emmett G. Jessee,
Eula .Mno Martin, John 'Wright Miller,
Mattie Ophelia Moore, David Mansel
-Benn, Louise Smith, -Sarah Eliza Swy
ge'rt, Eva Taylor, Grace Me~uen Tay
lor, 'Walter iHerman Taylor, 'Martin
Miller Teague, Oliver terraan Tkhorn~p
son Nuth Bellotte , 'Watson, Maggie
Off \to Baptist onventI4n
A number of local .p~oeoill leave
this morning for, Jag )ii, 14 la.,
to Attend the dotitheta ~AlltSt Con
'etition. Atnong thead yill:9 Dr. Si,
., Tempi9ixian, Mx'. 9 Bob, Mrs.
Js. 6. Mentt.a'i' aBx R0ep M'rs
Geo. Jae 'tedryant es Frn
%s. lic Clai~d peoaetary of theo
a a of the lgugh
~ of te m la~o Itevolution, hels
a o~tor.~~6tiig dt ttphcaip
w$be hel f 'rlday
CITY COUNOIL IOJDS
Finance Commiiitftee Instructed to Ex
amine Auditor'silReport and Recom
mend Aiount of Honds to be Voted.
After a brief outline made by Mayor
Dial of the auditor's report of condi
tion of city -finances, at the regular
meeting of City Council Monday night,
the finance comiittee, on motion of
Alderman Gray, was instructed to
make a thorough examination Into the
report of the auditor and recommend
the amount of bonds necessary to be
voted in order to wipe out the floating
indebtedness of the city and place it
otherwise oin a strong financial basis.
Mayor 'Dial, in his outline, pointed out
that there was urgent 'need for relief
from the present condition of city fin
ances or the city would be very much
embarrassed in meeting even its or
Mayor Dial reported also to the
coundil that. a large amount of back
taxes and licenses remained unpaid
and Alderman -Dial introduced a reso
lution to provide for an immediate
collection of such amounts.
The report or W. D. Franks, city
health officer, came in for strong com
mendation by 'Mayor Dial. On recom
mendation of the lboard of health the
salary of 1Ir. Franks was fixed at $100
On petition of the Cemetery Com
mission the monthly allowance of $10
for aid in keeping up the cemetery
The salary of the city attorney was
fixed at $300.00.
This .being the date for opening of
bids for the opera house, it was found
that only one bid, that of .Lee Bros. &
Switzer, had 'been filed. On account
Df restrictions placed around the bid
Df this concern, it was not considered.
After an executive session the Coun
cii announced that it would agree to
rent the opera ;house to this firm for
$25 per month in ad'ance. This pro
position, it is understood, will be ac
Council devoted considerable time
to discfission of the various street
projects now under way. City -Engineer
Hughes was instructed to make fur
ther estimates as to the relative costs
of hard surfaced roads, Augusta gravel
and top-soil on Church street,
I. T. WILSON PASSES
Superintendent of Education will Not
Resign From Oftlee or ItedEliter
R. T. Wilson, now holding the office
of County Superintendent of Educa
tion, passed the state bar examination
which was held in Columbia last Tues
day and Wednesday. Mr. W4lson has
been eiuipping himself for the bar for
two years, and his successful examina
tion came as no surprise from his
friends here. Mr. iWilson 1will be
sworn in by the Supreme Court to
Since the office which -he poW holde
does not expire .until Suly, 23, ir.
Wilson stated yesterday that he may
not 'begin the active practice of law~ un
til that time. Althrough he -has not
reached any decision regarding his fu
ture plans, he said that he -will not re
sign from the office of Superintendent
of Education, and that he will not re
OUN CLUB MEMFIJEtRS
MA1KE GO@OD SCORES
Pjanms of Club are For Weekly Shoot.
1ngr Contests at the Country Club.
'T'he Laurens Qun Club held a
"shoot" 'last Friday afternoon at the
Bis Terre Country 3lub 'at which
many good scomfes'are reported as hay-d
itig been made.
'Tho ollowing metabers participated
in the "shoot" -last Wridayi Drn R.
Walker, 'Gorge'M .Wt:rikht, Captain
B~rooks Bwygert, T. 4I, aoterbyq Dr.
T. L. T~inimerman,,Georgeo M. Wright,
Sr., J. McD. aMoo bT e~ns. Ar 1y
dale and J.g' af a gs
according, to NN eadeoe
retary of tho el$ hold; d9nted
every 'l'riday ,aftertibon.
The comtiblsiotra of piblic works
At a meeting last Thu rsday ni-ght
passediga rduolutioni requiring 411 con-,
uder' forght and Weter who ai'e now
ag lat ra.b rsai nof thetir
Itlfed (4 otcil 0' no~llIio
rates fon i61 t M 1r ~t'jhtsan the
OFFICERS MAKE TWO
Sheriff S. (. licd aild Rural Chief C.
L. Owens are Active Friday and Sat
One coyper still, one tin can outfit
and the arrest of three persons was
the result of two seParate raids made
last Friday and Saturday by Sheriff
S. C. Reid and Chief of Rural Police,
C. L. Owens.
'I'le raid Friday afternoon was made
by C'olummbus L. Owens and Rural Po
liceman Andy Boyd oin the 'McPherson
place near Waterloo. Posey Bobo, 'who
lives on the place, was arrested after
he confessed .to the officers that he
owned the still which was found there.
The still was made' from a tin can.
Twenty gallons of mash was also
found 'by the officers.
On Saturday afternoon, Sheriff Reid,
Deputy Owens and Officer Ridgeway
raided the Rob Eilledge place, near
Lime Kiln, and arrested George Mar
ley and William Griflin. One 80 gal
lon and one 60 gallon fermenter, each
of which contained about fifty gallons
of mash, were confiscated .by the
sheriff. In the house, the sheriff said
he found 2 gallons of whiskey and a
copper worm. The mash was found
in the barn. Both 'Marley and Griffin
.were placed in jail by the sheriff.
Sheriff 'Reid, ;Deputy Owings and Of
fleer Ridgeway returned to the Rob
Elledge place Sunday mornring after
t'hey had received information that the
still, used by Marley and Griffin, was
hidden in the barn. The still, a cap
per outfit of 20 gal!3n capacity, was
found 'by the officers.
Both [Barley and Griffin claim Green
ville county's "dark corner" as their
home. Marley iwas released from jail
Monday on $400 -bond.
LAURENS SHRINERS 00 TO
ROCK HILL CEREMONIAL
Twenty Shrlnerg will Leave Today
from Clinton on Special Train..
Laurens will be -well represented at
the Shrine 'Ceremonial which will be
held in Rock 'Hill tomorrow and Fri
day, twenty S-hriners 'having already
made arrangements to attend. The
Shriners will leave from Clinton this
afternoon on a special train for 'Rock
In addition 'to the Laurens Shrine
Patrol, the following Nobles will at
tend the ceremonial: Dr. W. D. Fergu
son, IM. L. Smith, R.eR. iNickels, Wil
liam 'Solomon, J. W. .Fowler, 0. M. Sit
greaves and C. M. 'Miller. The -mem
bers of the Shrine Patrol are: Cap
tain, Lawrence Barksdale, 'L T. Year
gin, Gray Court, T. C. Switzer, George
'Blakely, A. L. 'Mahaffey, J. H. Nance
and 'W. 'M. Leaman of Cross Hill, S. M.
Wilkes, 1. T. Wilson, Oscar Ilender
son, and George '14. Ellis and Dr.
Frank Kellar, of Clinton.
AS OTIIERS SIEE US
Former Governor of Arkansas Writes
to Friend ere q( nipresslon Lanu
renls has Mfade on )im.u
H-on. Charles H-. Brough, former
Governor of Arkansas, wvho it will 'be
pleasantly recalled, opened the Chau
tauqua hero with his lecture on
"America's Leadershilp," has the fol
lowing to say of Laurens in wvriting
to a friend here:
'Laurens, trade center of prosperous
farmers, mill men, and captains of in
dlustrial development, chosen fireside
of gifted daughters and chivalrous
sons, is a charming 'little city in one
of the most entrancing commonwealths
in the American Union-South Caro
lina. 'I was very much impressed with
'the .beauty of it~s shade trees, wecll
kept la'wns, and hospitable homes, and
the cordiality of its splendid citizen
ship. The fact that both Senator Dial
and Governor Cooper hail from 'Lau
rens gives it a 'commanding' place in
the current 'Dolitical 'history of South
Carolina, and both Sirs,. 'Brough and
I remoenaber with a great deal of pleas
ure our- visit to this center of culture
Charles H., Brough,
'ornier GCorinor of Arkansas.
Off to Conventjon
Hlon. 0.4D. 'Nance,;of Cross 'Hill, ac
comnpanied. by (frs. 1L I,. Gray and
Mrs.- A. H. Curry, of Gray Court, and
MtsKate Wottord, of this city, leftt
br. automlobile yesterday niorning fo'r
aliutbia to ttetid thei state demo
kaMtg6'c4bnention which meets .today.
. ray' dn a and alternate for
%Iss Allie Sap of Gray Court, while
the other* rere elected as princip~ais
CON FEDERATE DEAD ARE
HO0NORED) LAST1 S.'Nj)AY
Mem4iiorl Exercises are Held in Lau
rPns Cemleln('tery. Tribute is P111d to
lieroes of Wiil and World Wars.
Mlemorial I)ay exerclses in honor of
Confederate dead were held last u
day afternoon in the Laurens cemetery
fol lowing the plans of the local chap
ter of tlie United Daughters of the
The qprogram of exerciscs started
with a parade from the school house
to the cemetery. One hundred and
sixty-flve children were in the line of
parade, all of whom carried flowers
which were later placed on the graves
of the departed soldiers. C. A. Power,
marshal of the .parade, carried the old,
war and tweather-beaten flag of the
Third regiment. The column was
'brought up in the rear by mcfebers of
the Daughters of the Confederacy.
At the cemetery, A. C. Todd, Esq;,
acted as master of ceremonies. After
"Nearer 'My God t9 Theo" and "Amer
ca" were sung 'by a chorus, the roll
call of honor Was read by Mr. Todd.
Captain Doiuglas Featherstone, In
troduced as a son of Laurens, and a
patriot, delivered the oration of the
day. Captain Featherstone, in beauti
fiul language, lauded the patriots of
'61 and .paid a glowing tribute lo the
women of that time. He said that the
coincidence of observing 'Mother's
Day at the same time with 'Memorial
Day was more than proper because
he said, the women also were the
'heroes at that time as nwell as of all
time. He also paid a beautiful tribute
to men from this community who gave
up their lives in the (World War.
The prayer at the opening of the ex
ercises was offered by Rev. P. F.
Kilgo, pastor of the 'First Methodist
church. The benediction was made by
Rev. S. H. Templeman, pastor of the
AT GRAY COURT-OWINGS
Attractive Program Arranged for' the
The commencement exercises of the
Gray Court-Owings high school Will
begin Friday evening, May 19, and
<will end Tuesday evening, iMay 23.
Friday evening a public meeting
of the Calhoun Literary Society will
be held. One feature of this iprogram
will be a debate on South Carolina's
tax problem and the winner of the de
bating mc.N1 will be decided upon.
Sunday morning at eleven o'clock
Rev. J. -Ross Lynn, D. D., of the Thorn
well Orphanage, will deliver the bac
calaureate sermon. Special music is
being prepared for the occasion.
Monday evening the graduating
class 'will give a play "E1verystudent".
Tuesday evening, Dr. J. L. Mann, su
perintendent of the Greenville city
schools, will deliver the literary ad
dress. The scholarshi-p,, declamation
and debating medals will be awarded,
and diplomas 'will be delivered to a
class of cloven members-Gray Court
Odings' first eleventh grade, The
high rchool choru clfAss will s1p.
T1he exercises wvill begin a~t 3
o'clock each evening.
The graduating class roll follows:
Carrie Lou Ball, 31ary Blakoly, Jasper
Bryson, Maude Cheek, Blanche Cox,
Emma 'Lou Curry, Ethel Dial, George
H opkins, 'Irene Owvens, Elizabeth Stod
dard, Ethel Stoddard..
"TIHE GRLEAT ADVENTURUE" ,0
BE SHOWN AT PRINCESS
Women's Auxiliary to Amnericaun Le
glonm Secures Official American and
French War Picture, Lient. Ralph
C. Bishop will Appear lin Person.
"The Great Adventure," a moving
picture heralded as a startling revela
tion of the battle of the Mouse-Ar
gonne, will be shown at the Princess
Theatre Monday, 'May 22, under the
ausipices of the (Wlomen's Auxiliary to
the Thomas D, Lake Post of tihe
The picture 'will be explained by'
blent. (Ralph C. Bishop, ,who 'will ap
pear in person. In addition to the
scenes of the famous battle The Great
Adventure shows 'the destruction of
allied ships 'by German submarine
U-84. lThe picture is shown as an of
ficial ,War film of the American and
STo the Ladies
Members' of the Otyie 'League from
'Ward 4 have extended a cordial infi
tation to the ladies of the city to. at
tend a Russian Tea which will 'be giv
en:Tuesday afternoon, May 23, at the
home of Mrs. Wam solomon on1
8oith 1ar'per ot
YEAlR ENS FRIDY'
':lectionis for ''enchers are Hield. All
but, Three Will Relturn.
Friday morning marks the close of
one of 'Laurens' most successful
school years and while pupils, who
have been day dreaming of fishing,
swimmling and other summer time
sports, 1will haive realized their dreams,
the out-of-town school teachers will
think of their homeward journey. Alany
of the teachers expect to leave for.
their homes Friday afternoon.
With the exception of three teachleri
Who (id not offer themselves for re
appointment, all of the teachers in
the city schools were re-Clected. Air.
Z. L. Foy, of Saluda, has accepted an
appointment as principal of the highi
school in 'Easley. The other two
teachers iwho (lid not apply for re
election are Airs. Al. D. Gibson and
Miss Hate V. Wofford.
The teachers of the Laurens school
who were elected for another year are:
Miss Leila Walker, of Blackville,
teacher of history in the high school;
Miss Carfrie Sturgess, of Rock 1111,
teacher of high school English; NMiss
Sarah 'Babb, Laurens, teacher of Latin;
M.11ss Sallie Clowney, of Columbia,
home economics department; Miss
-Lillie Miller, of 'Laurens 7th grade;
AMiss Meta Tolbert, of Greenwood, 6th
and 7th grades; '\liss Ruby Mc:Millan,
of Greenville, 6th grade; Miss Nell
Kinard, of Epworth, 5th grade; Miss
Mary Bell Babb, 'Laurens, 4th grade;
'Miss Brucie Owings, .Laurens, 4th
grade; Miss Pearl Clardy, Laurens,
3rd grade; .iss Ella Roland, Laurens,
3rd grade; Miss Anna Stewart, Well
ford, 2nd grade; (Liss Grace Zimmer
man, of Cameron, 2nd grade; Mrs.
!B. L. Jones, of Laurens, 1st grade;
Miss Alliene 'Franks, of Laurens, 1st
The teachers of the Laurens Mill
school who were re-elected are: Miss
IHattie Kate Easterby, Miss Julia
Childress and Miss Virginia Barksdale.
Superintendent H. W. Gasque was
also reelected.. 'Mr.. Gasque, during
the summer, will teach geography at
the Clemson college summer school.
He will leave June 12 for 'Clemson col
lege and will return to Laurens July
WAR FRAUD FUND
VOTED BY HOUSE
Measure Provides $500,000 for Inves
tigation of Cases Against Alleged
Washington, 'May 15.--The House
cleared the road today for what some
members described as "an unrelenting'
prosecution of war grafters" when. It
Put through and sent to the Senate a
bill appropriating $500,000 for inves
tigation and prosecution of war fraud
cases by the department of justice,
and passed a Senate bI1 for an addli
tional grand jury In the District of
Columbia, before which the attorney
general may present evidenceq ll Ia
fight for idieugents.
.1torney General Daugherty had re
quested s:ecedy ac'tlon Oin both meaC18
Some men "whod think they have
power in .the nation today .will find
themselves behind the bars" as a re
sult of the activity of- Attorney Gen
eral Daugherty, declared Ohairman
Madden, of the applropriations commit
tee, in urging everybody to stand up
and give him what he had asked. 'Sup..
iporting the chairman fln this 1)lea,
Rep resentative Connally, Democrat,
Texas, said he w~anted the governmen't
to "get the grafters in the flesh and
not in the imagination," whether they
were Democrats or Republiceans.
"But," before the next campaign,"
said Mir. Connally, "I 'hepe the depart
ment of .justice will get one man, put
him In a cage .and exhibit him through
out the country. And over his cage
as .It is hauled from state to state
they ought to 'put a big sign with Fhd
words: 'Here's that grafter we caught
out of 150,000 caOss'."
- btepresentative Btyrnes, Tennessee,
said the money should be voted forth
with, adding, 'however, that the bu
reau- of investigation had beeri given
$2,000,000, and that "There -was no
excuse for the situation in which the
department linde itself today." In
view of the attorney general's state
ment that 'the .United States' stood to
recover $102,000,000, Mr. Byrns -Insista
ed that Olrector Dawes, of the budget
bureau, should have come to Congress
long ago and demanided funds with
which to go~ it, since, ''the' attgrnley
general had not made the requent un
til the other day"
ll[R NEXT TUES8AY
Count) Convention of Cot.
TO BE ELECTED
i(emliber's of , .)"oil Association lit Itm .
rens County. 11*l1 ji4-of Tu'esda. too
Eleet Tell Julentes to INet Conl.
venition 1111d to Nanne Ci!:-nin of
.machinery for the permnanent organ
ization of the South Carolina Cotton
Growers Coolerative Association .will
be set in motsion next Tuesday, May
23, when menbers of the association
In every county in the state will meet
in their county seats for 1he purpose
of electing delegates to the district
conventions. The meeting for Laurens
county will be held here in the opera
house at 11 a. in.
The district conventions will be held
the following Tuesday, May 30 in
Spartanburg. Laurens county is in
district No. 3, .which also includes
Spartanburg, Union, Newberry and
Cherokee. -Laurens county, having
signed up more bales in the associa
tion than any other county in the dis
trict, will be allowed to name the
chairman at the convention from
among its delegates.
The basis of representation at the
district conventions will be one dele
Kate from each county and one dele
gate for every 2,000 bales or fraction
thereof that was signed in the county.
Dn this basis Laurens county will be
allowed ten delegates, having signed
Lup 16,938 bales.
County 'Demonstrator C. L. Vaughan,
who led in the work of the sign-up
campaign in this county, said, yester
day that 314 farmers in the county
jolned the association and that each
of them-should try to be present atthe
county convention next Tuesday. The
election of delegates from this coun
ty to the district convention in Spar
tanburg will be the first stcop in do
termining who will be at the head of
the state organization. In the district
onventions, however, all members of
the distrlet, whether they be dele
'ates or not, will vote by post card
)allot on the two candidates who will
)e nominated there. If neither of the
:wo Is acceptable to .him he may
;cratch the names from the ballot and
write those of h]is choice.
COUNTY JAIL BUILDING
SELLS FOR $75.00
One of the Oldest Buildings inl the
Counly will he Torn Down to Make
Way for New Jail.
Tile Jail building, one of Laurens
county' oldest landmarks, was sold
yesterday. at public auction and will
be torn down and removed within two
weeks, according to plans of the jail
ooinmission. George C. Odiorae, of
Clinton, purchlasedl the building for
The 'sale of the building was hiade
necessary for the erection of a new
county jail. Considerable interest was
manifested by citizens yesterdlay a; to
the age of the old building, and opin
ions varied widely. According to some
it is now. at least 99 years old, hlaving
been built in 1823 when Allen flarks
dale was sheriff of tile county. Accord
ing to others it was built in 1800
while Lewis Saxon wvas shleriff,
The iproblem of safekeeping prison
ers while tile new jail is being b~uilt
is facing the Jail commissioners and
no solution has yet been found. Su
pervisor J. D. W. Watts said yester
day that a stockade may be built as
temporary quarters. If this plait Is
found inadvisable, tihe prisoners may
be sen't to other county Jails for sare'
Caterer at Clubi
Mr. A. S. 'Perry, formerly manager
of the Laur'ens lfotel, has made a con
tract with the directors of' the I~ols
Terre country club to act as caterer at
the club during the coming months.
Mr. Perry st,gttes that he will begin
making preparations today and ex
pets to give the best of service.
The Winthrop -Daughters will meet
with Mirs. R. TI. 'Wilson F'riday .after
noon at 4 o'clock. A full attendance is
urged, as this is the annual time for
the election of officers.