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VL)AEJME XXXVIII. SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9, 1922.,
Te4 Shopinen to Return
te Their Jobs
TO ASSIGN WORK
Prsg4ent Ishue% App~ea1 to 'Workmen
to Beturn to Thir Jobiland Asks
Rallroads to Assign Them Work
Peadfag Settlement of Strike lsr-e
by Lab'r Board.
Wa.shington, Aug.. 7.-Prednt
Harping today called iptn" striking
mil-road phopmen .to, return -to work,
requested the railroads. to assign them
to work and asked both the workmen
and carrierk to submit the disputed
question of seniority to the railroad
The. anresident~ sent telegrams to
3B. M. 'Jewell, -head of, the railroad
shopmen's union, and T. iiYdWtt Cuy
ler, chairhian of the Association of
Hallway '-Executives, outlining the
plwu which he - hoped would result in
speedy teomination of the strike. Mr.
Harding in. his messages asked that
both parties to the dispute ag-ree to
comply wth the decision rendered .on
seniority ~by the railroad labor board.
Washington, Aug. 7.-The presi
dent's telegrams were made public at
the white house at I o'clock after the
executive had, held another confer
ence'with 'Mr. Jewell and other strike
leaders and with Chairman Cummins
of the senate interstate commerce
committee who has been in contact,
witn the failroad executives.
The statement was authoritattv-iv
made at "the white house in conv*"
tion with tlle-call issued by tb, presi
dent that ... 'Harding regar-'ed hs
p osals as a final prao.I from
government for volu: tary action
Vr therafiro.ds and employees' to end
the menace to the country's I itercsts
which the administration sees in the,
paralysis of transp-ortation, particular
yin coal ,flelds. The nroposals to
'ay wpre made without ,nsultation
with railroad executives a: ' the pres
ident does not know what will be the
attitude of the labor unions, it was,
Settlement through the labor board,
the 'president was said to believe, is
the only practical course for the gov
ernment to seek.
,'ext of Telegram
The text of the telegram sent to Mir.
"I have' your communication Ini
which you and your associates speak-I
'Ing for the striking. railway shotpmen!
pledged your agreement to the propo3
als which I submitted to the railway
executives and your organization for
the settlement of the pending rail
roa s'trike. Inasm'uch as I was act
ing as a voluntary medlator. seeking
the earliest possible settlemeht, I con
fess to you that same disappointment
which I have conveyed to the execu
tives .that the terms 'were not unani
muously accepted. As you are already
aware the'executives of the carriersI
'declared their inability to restore so
bnIority rights unimpaired..
"It~ is exceedingly gratifylt'g, how
,ever that In responding toa the terms
awhich were proiposed that bothi 4he
spokesmen for the carriers and' the
spokesmen for the employes have
pledged that ,they 'will recognize the
validity of all -decisions 'by the rail
road labor board and to faithfully ear
:ry out such dcisions as contom
e~plated 'by the law.' Moreover, spokes
men for the carriers and employes
-have approved the -second paragraph
.of the proposal and in their approval
-bave agrebd that 'railroad labor board
decisions .which have been invol ed in
the strike thay be 'taken,' in the exer
Mise of recognized rights, by either
)rty,- to the railroad labor board for
~~earing.' Inasmuch .as. the em
loyes have agreed to all the terms
p'roposed and the exeeutives have
re''too'two of the bases of settle
.and 'rejected the third, there
.Wains otily the question of seniority
c~red in paragral'h three in dis
Vhte, to bar a settlement.
"Mindfuf of the pledge of both the
eau'ctives and the striking workmen
oecb'gn'e the validity of all deci
o'M b$ t~thh ,rilroad labor board I ami
'(h$erby oialing on 'the- striking work
2eoi to 19ta'rn to wotk, calling upon
~'~st6arers to assign -them to work,
~ 4i1)kV~Oth wo*1kmOn. and car
Weather Conditions favorable to Wee.
Svil Ioyelopment.. Oontinuation Con
. trol Measure: Advised..
*Clexuson College, July -3._O he
nmost striking feature in the -boll wee
VAl sitation is the irregularity of
-'iffest,.ion, not only -in the varlotis
counties bht on individual farms and
even 1: single fields," said Prof.' A.
V. - C nradi, entomologist, at the
week'y boll weevil conference here
today, after hearing regit'lrom. the
fleld .ecialists who were present for
the 'onferenee and from the edunty
agent over the state.
At. te close of ..the conference tie
follo'ing statement \vas given, outf:
'A he we'ather during the past week
n'hil6. hot was moist and generally
favorable to weevil developmaent. It
should be explained that hot -and 11ry
.weather is the weevil's worst enemy,
'but with the exception of a few lo
calities we have had no such weather
during : the past week. Showers
have been frequent and the atinos
phere moist, which offset the benefits
that would have been derived other
wise from the weather.
The percentage' of squares in.
fested varies, as shown by the reports,
from a small 'percent to 60 or 70 per
cent.- This condition -is frequently
very misleading to farmers wlio are
given the credit of low infestation to
one or other of control measures they
are attemlpting, whet as a matter of
fact the infestat:on was not there to
-begin with. We know this to be the
case, because there have been accum
ulated over a Weriod of years alseries
of most elaborate data. in expdebimental
iwork showing what results may be ex
pc.-ted from one or the other of these
"a ic'us control measures under the
Square' collecting when done thor
oughly on the plantnd on-the ground
is- still advise(d throughout the Pled
mont section, and in other sections
and areas .where light square infesta
Frequent shall'ow cultivation should
be continued so long as cotton does
not sufficiently overlap for this to be
It is very necessary that the labor
situation be controlld during. Aug
ust for the purpose of square collect
ing and cultivation. Failure to have
labor available may mean much loss.
d'ru-iding over -the state generally
Is very goo(l. 'But IL frequently hap
pens that individual farmers have a
small crop of fruit set at this time,
a condition which would hardly be
due to natural conditions but prob
a-bly to poor soil and poor seed. It
must be kept in mind that good soil
and good seed are two thIngs most
necessary before one may expect
Miroflt fromn any operation for boll'
Frequently we are asked to advise
whether dusting should be undertak
en where square infestation has
reached upwards of 60 per cent. This
. 1. IWhether the farmer is prepar
ed to dusmt immediately. If so, then
we advise him to dust,' but -there is
no time left now to secu-re dusting
machinery and 'poison, Jknowing that
weevil dispersion ils albout to begin.
'2. (Wlherover the dusting schedule
has been begun it should be contin
ued with view of reducing these high
infestations before the dispersion be
*Maj. Dozier Hlere
FEiendd of Maj. J. C. 'Dozier, world
war veteran and candidate for Secre-.
tary of State, has 'been sp~ending a
few days near the city with his fa
.hero M'aj. Dozier, who already has
'hosts of friends in the city, has found
occasion to make many new friends
arnd put them in proper line for the
election. L~ast night Maj. Dozier made
att informnl address at the Watts Mills
and received a cordial reception from
Powecr Rleun ion
The annual 'ower reunion wiil *be
held at iIDavia Springs Thursday, Au
'gust 1t. Relatives and friends of the
family are invited to attend and to
'bring IcInic baskets.
riers under the law .to take the ques
tion in dispute to the railroad labor
board for hear ing and 'decision and a
compliange' by both with the decision
(8igned) "Warren G. H~arding.k.
Duncan Takiv Shot at "Smneilink Com
1iittee. Lettei to 1ardwick.
Thie State. '. .- ..
'WXnnisboro, Aug. 3.--'rhe' roport of
Griffenuhagen & Associates, made to
the Joint leglalatise comtgittqe on' econ
ony and -consblidation at tie lest'-es
sion ot tile general asas~ebly, was the
subject of- harsh criticism here today
by 'Walter E. 'Dainoan, comptroller gen
oral.. This was introduced early in
the -ca.i.ppiign, by Code 1L. Blease'.'who
des'gnated the. group' of effleiency ex
porlts,Iwbo inade 'a survey of the finan
clal affairs of the state, as "the6 smell
ing- committee". Tr. Hagood Gooding,
at the- campaigi 'meetfng- in D4rlng
ton, read n. letter written by -Mr. Din
ean to state offiials In Georgia-,:where
the same group was making a 'nrvey,
in which 'the experts were character
Ized as "imposterg," their recommen
dnitons "ridiculous,' and their-.meth
ods "contemptible." Mr. Duncan ex
plained today' that 'his opponent. had
referred to that :art- of tho -report
which dealt with the offilce of the
C omptroller general and then' read a
letter from one of the Griffenhagen
reiir6sentatives published in 'he At
lanta Journal last Saturday. He also
read a copy of his own letter which
he wrote in reply to Governor Hard
wick of Georgia thin week.
The report of the eflictency men 1s
of :ecuiliar interest, in view of the
fact that all candidates realize the
financial -burdens under which the peo
ple of the sht i are laboring, and also
lbe.'e t;, 1hi; amlle grout) pointed out
-o the km! 'zineral assemibly how a
6" hIf a million doar:; might
Ex ris Ma ke lteply
lg to 'Mr. Dlicanl's first let
ter, V.r. Telford of Gridffenlhagen &
A' socie. hud tie fotlowing to !-.y
concen- Mr. Duneeni:
"!n th1v %ve , ) we !lde to the . '
I i:' comm ll ttee of Soith C
l'":'.n-the wp!k of the ottico e.
c t le! IrC general , 1pc-inted I
tI'm -- : ! " m" lv,bl. had been ImreI'* '
ed (;ull (if tle ;:nda a ppropriated "0r
the~ c u:My ois 2, h.ut wvas being I It
ior perst a.i 11.4e by the chief cit i
i:: th il '.M. fbO Itutt In report in ''.
expendittm.:; to .t legislatiure 1!
conlitelt r '* I- en;!I erA had covered up
t'v u'e of the money. This automo le
was pu re'uinet before Mr. Duncan ; %
oilice, but tIh(e Int pIaymieit of sevc al
hu llndred dollar-; wata made after 'le
became comptroller' generalI. Whe,(. a
copy of the report nas given to C V
ernor Cooper, lie took the matter uip
with the comlptrolier general, Wter
(F. uncan, who admitted the fact an
ste(dI .in thie reporl and offered to re
sign. Later he changed his min' as
tb the course of action e sIlouIld Ike
and (lid not resign."
S. 't. CU ter also wrote a letter to
tile oficials of Georgia belittling t)he
wor:k Iof the group in South Caro ina.
Of tilis Mr. 'liford said: "I have
never known on what the oppositon
of the state treasurer was based. In
our1 -study of is office we dliacoveredl
no signs of graft or diisihonesty, bult
did -find anld opoint out tlhat some of
the records are cunmbersomie, that thle
office Is overmanned and that a smlail
or staff could handle the work eVen as
thle records are kept.
Show Disrelfard for Facts
"Both '.\ir. Carter and Mr. Duncan
showv a disre'gard of facts iwhich is sur
prising onl the part of state 'offi: era
supp~iosed to be re)sponlsible for l':at
they says Mr. Duncan, of course, roeist
De aware of tile fact that tile i~tate
ap.pIropia~tions were reduced f .01m
about $b',500,000 In 192.1 to about $5,
800,000 in 1922.".
wrote to Giovernior ilaraw.e~k .'ondaIty
follow: "Tile alutomlobile to which
reference was smade as 'having been
pnlrchlasedi by the compltroller general
of South Carolina,.was ealrchasedi moe
than six mlonlths bleforo I blecameo lompi
troillr general of tile state, and in
making tile flnal payment on name af
ter' I1 'bacame comptroller general, I
was sulstatined in so doing iby an opin
ion fr'om the attorney general of tile
state. Tile people of this 5tate, T am
conaident, woulid vastly ,prefer the opin
lonl of their- owna attorney general as
to tile legality of tis or any other
point at issue, to the .irresponsi-bie 'in
terpretation of an nlien interloper,
broughlt to South Carolinai to stir up
strife and dissention. Answerable; to
nobody, this 'impostor. can write 'back
from thle sate distitice to wiiCh "he hos
gone to further distort facts and fum
ble flaures.' The reocords In the offiee
TO BE RENEWEt
L. M. Beachnm to be In Charge C
CAmpOign in This County.
At 4. meeting of the directors of th
Squth Carolina Cotton Co-oporativ
ass6ciation, held in Columbia las
wetk, it wa decided to renew the cam
paign for niembership in the.associa
tiod.in order to raise the total numbe
of bales signed from 440,000' to 600
000. 'It owa the sentiment' of -the meet
ing.jthat the association could operat
more . economically -wi'th the la.1go
number of bales signed up.
The campaign for new memnbers I
to be 'carried on' between August 1
and 31. Mr. 'L. -%. 'Beacham, loca
fariner and cotton 'buyer, has accept
ed the chairmanship for this count,
and will be in charge of the canipaig
hero. iLaurens coun'ty already ha.
about 16,000 bales signed up for th
association but ..lr. Beacham state
that. he vill endeavor to bring thi
number up to 20,000.
S. S. WORKERS T) MEET
Laurens County Souiday School AsSo
elation to Hold Annual Conventioi
at Gray Conrt-Owings Selhol lild
The Laurens County Sunday Sehoc
Association will hold its annual con
vention at the G rany Court-Owing
school house on S:aturday, Augus;t 11
and the Sunday school people of a]
denoininations in the county are in
v:ted to attend.
A strong progiram of )practical diS
cus':ons and insiring addresses o
all phases of miodern t.'niday Schoo
work has been prepared. 'Leon C
Palmer, general superintendent of th
State Sunday School association, !s ex
pected 'to attend the conietlon.
In order that all 'the Sunday Schoo
workers of this county may have a1
opportunity to attend the corventiotl
o ilmit will he 1'et on the number wlh
1a1y attcld from each Sunday School
The eonvention will be in the nature o
a county-wide mass meeting and no
(delegated boy(13, and all who com
will he welcome.
Inforivation regarding the conveni
tilon may be secured from the- count;
resident, Mirs. 13. Owings, of Ow
ings, or county secretary, Miss Cecl
Owings, Owings, or from Leon C. Pol
mer, state superin-tendent, 71.1 An
drew-daw building, *Spartaburg.
lee Cream Supper
Beginning at 8 o'clock Friday even
Ing, August 11, there will be an ic
cream Supper at Central 'School, nea
Martin's Cross Roads. This is for th,
pur)ose of raising money to help wit1
buying desks for the new school build
ing. leverybody is invited to, come
of comptroller general will show to
themselves whether TeWordis, state
ment that I covered up the paymen
of the automobile purchase Lwice I
the truth or a gross falsehood. In
s15ection of the vouchers is invited ti
reveal the facts as to the latter.
'tflecided to alake Eigh~t
"Idid agree, in conversation wt
'the .governor, in the event it could 'b
proven that I had committed. an erroi
oven a technical error, in the matte
of the automobile ipurchase to 'esig1
my commission as comptroller "gtin
oral but when I learned. as I did lear1
that a deliberate and a pr1emleditatei
effort wvas afoot to' discredit my de
par'tment in ord(er to bolster up th
'ictitlous necessity of creating anothe
useless commission to further burder
throttle and harass the peole of Sout]
Carolina, I dletermilned to fight th
socalied eficiency exports betite
knfown in South Carolina as the smell
ing committee, and the tIght, carrie
to -the floor of .the senate, was won b
na'er'whelmning vote. This is likewvis
a matter of record.
"I have heretofore characterIzed Lh
reconmendations of the Griffenliage:
crowdi as idicculous andl their mcoth
ods as contempti'ble. I have her'oto
fore offered to meet them face to fac
andl sirove them impostors. One c
their number *-writes back from hun'
dIreds of miles beyond the Mlason an
Dixon line in a cowvardlly attemptt
discredit me with distorted factif. 'Th
.public, tilerefore, may judge for itself,
The meeting today 'was attended bi
about 300 persons, and 'was hold in thi
community building 'rmoved from
Camp .Jaekson to iW'linsbor'o.
A crippled locomotive brought sonm
of the candidates :here today thre
hour's late-,'- and 4~n consequence th
priogr'm was badly der'anged~
CO USTY AUTO ILICEXSES.
AMOUNT TO $14,280.31
Laurens Banks Ele'enth In Amount
I for Seveu Months of Year.
With a total of $144,280.3-1 for the salo
e df licens.e tags for automobiles during
e the llrat seven months of this year,
t Laurens county ranks eleventh in the
state, and sixth also for the amount of
money received from 'licenses during
r tho month of July with a total of
. $495.50. Under the .highway act 80
per cent goes to the counties of the
r The -accruals for the months of July
and tie seven months of this year are
o Counties: July Total
,1 Abbeville 139.46 7.703.04
. Aiken . . ... 835.21 13,444.57x
y Allendale .. .. 86.71 2,843.71
Anderson .. .. 7118.22 35,572.18
flanVberg . . . . 1128.'5-5 5,014.30
Barnwell . . . 101.46 5,691.47
13 Beaufort . . 71.01 4,274.52x
B Berkeley . . . 58.40 2,286.00
Calhoun . . . 66.21 4,412.73
Charleston . . 928.14 40,439.47x
Cherokee . . . 278.90 9,760.51x
(Chester. . . 291.13 9-,770.19x
Chesterfield. . 323.31 10,803.0-1
Clarendon . . . 44.00 5,494.20
rColleton . . . 296.67 4,473.23
.Darlington . 276.51 15,707.26
Dillon . . . . 21'4.80 8,122.66
I Dorchester .. .. 143.lit 4,685.86x
'iltigefield . . 135.96 4,583.71
Fairfleld . . . 150.00 4,118.40
Florence . . . 308.96 18,147.11
Georgetown . 50.00 4,121.31
Greenillo .. .. 1,270.94 52,720.91lx
Greenwood . . 326.31 14,772.41
Hampton . . 87.95 1,507.00
Horry . . . . 132.81 6,275.54
jasper- 38.40 1,214.60x
Kershaw . . . 185.80 7,985.76
Lancaster . . . '270.91 7,376.92x
Laureis .. . . . 495.50 '14,280.31
Lee ..... 86.70 6,403.30
Lexington . . .109.12 13,873.85
.\'cCoriick. 120.80 3,209.85
Marion . . . . 180.60 6,126.56
Newberry . . . 410.57 12,728.07x
f Oconee . . . 304.26 10,463.6Tx
t Orangeburg . 481.63 21,370.39
Pickens . . . . 238.87 10,031.1.2\
Richland . . . . 1,372.06 -16,821.58x
Saida . . . . 130.80 1,863.75
Sparanburg . . 1,012.31 .12,150.03x
Sumter . . . 292.20 13,615.92
Union . . . 152.50 7,638.40
Willi amsbu rg . 122.60 5,281,10
York .. . . .. 153.01 17,194.77x
Out of state . . 47.30 , 584.lOx
Total ..$..14,096..11 $565,518.23
ENROLLM lNT OVER 4,00)
SIwice ias Mny1111)' Men sits Women En.
rolled in the County for Denoeratic.
tfr. W . S. iPower, in charge of the
-enrollment books of the county for
r Chairman C. A. Power, after making
- a tabulation of the names enrolled for
t the Democratic primary, stated yes
terday that the total enrollment of
- the county nyas 6;276. Of this number
a 4,301 were men and 1,975 were women.
In ,4920, when men only enrolled, the
total number was 4,276.
, Mr. Powver said that in some cases
Sit was difficult to dlistinguish the
names of women from men so that.
- there .might be some dliscropancies in
Sregard to a difision of the sexes, but
. that the total number of voters is cor
- Earl Wilson Hlome Soldl
a Announcement was made yesterday
r ,by Mr. Earl Wilson, w-hio Is visithng
" in the city from his present home in
I Gastonia, that he had sold his hand1
e some 'brick residence on West Main
r street to Mr. and .Mrs. Frank Mc~ravy,
- whlo will take immediate possession.
EL Tils Is One of .the handsomest homes
Y -in the city and it is understood that
C it brought a conlsidlerable price though
the exact terms were not stated,.
SCelebrated 78th BIrthday
- Mrs. Rt. .13. King celebratedl her sev
enty-eighth bib'thday Sunday, August
e 6th, at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
'f F. J. Rtickman on West Iaurens street.
- TPhere' were thirtly-two p~eople present,
d four of her children, sik grand-chil
0' dren and one great-granmdchild. The
0 rest wecre relatives and near friends
"who Canme to wish her many more
y happy birthdays, such as this one.
n Wolff- ienion
The annual Wolff reunIon will be
e held at Chestnut RIdge church grove
e Friday, the 11th, Friends of the famn
0 ily as wvell as relatives are invited to
attend and bring picnic baskets.
COll TY CAMPAIGN
OPENS TIS MORNING
First Meeting at Langston
County Campaign Opens lat Langstet
ThIs Morning and Closes at Waft
MIlNs on the Lalst Tuesday Night be
fore Primary Election.
Candidates for county offices wiU
make their bow to 'the voters in the
first formal caipaign meeting of the
year at (Langston church this morning
at 10 o'clock. Meetings will be held:
in every township of the county ae
cording to the schedule printed below,
.the last day of the campaign, August
22, to see one meeting in the 'Laurvas
court house at 10 o'clock in the morn
Ing and another at 'Watts Mills at T
o'clock in the evening. The candf
dates will -then rest until one week
later when the results will be declared
in the lirst pri'mary election.
The following itinerary Is to be
Liangston Church-August 9, 10 A. M,
'Lydia--August 9, 7 V. M.
Renno-August 10, 10 A. M.
Goldvrille-August 10, 7 P. '.\I.
Clinton--August II, 10 A. M.
Clinton ..\lill--August 11, 7 P. M.
Cross 'Hill-August 1.1, 10 A. 1.
Center Point-August 15, -10 A. M.
1iekory Tavern-August 17, :3 P M.
Gray Court-August 18, 3 P. M.
'Wallace's .Lodge--August 21, 10 A. M.
Laurens iill-August 21, 7 P. Al.
Laurens-August 22, 10 A. M.
Watts Aills--August 22, 7 P. M.
Lists Closed Saturday
'ihe last day for the filing of pledg
es Saturday disclosed several now
unmes in the list of candidates and
several withdrawals. Forimer Super-.
visor Li. 11. ilumlert decided at the
last mlomjient not to enter the race for
.Rupervisor, lcaving this contest be
tween. the incumbent, Jno.. ID. W.
Watts and W. M. Nash. Miss Mar
garet DunbIl ai withdrew from the race
for superintendent of education, leav
ig two men .and two women in this
"ace, Mr. W. 'P. Culbertson having al
ready announced that he would not en
ter. Phil D. Huff, L. S Bolt, and R. D.
'1oyd,. of Laurens, and J. 0. Barnett,
of Clinton, entered ithe race for the
-louse of Representatives on the last
day,. Inaking a total of ten entranta for
this race. Toy A. Druinmond and .L
13. Iliitt iwere late .arrivals in the list
for county comm111issioner.
The following Is a complete list ot
the county candidates who signed the
Congress-J. J. IlcSwain.
IHouse of Representatives (three to
'be. elected)-.J. 0. Barnett, Ludy S.
Bolt, R. Di. Bloyd, Jamies *T. Brown'ing,
W. 'L. Gray, Phil D). IHuff, .J. C. Mc
Daniel, Hugh D. Mcravy, Carroll Di,
'Nance, 'W. IDennis Owens.
ISuperintendenit of l~ducation--.E
Sihaw Johnson, 31rs. 10iarl C. Owens,.
Ben A. -Sullivan,'Miss Kate V. Wofford.
County Supervisor-WV. M. Nash,
John D. WV. :Watts.
Probate Judge-O. C, Thompson.
COunty Treasurer-R,. Jud Lang
ston, Rloss D). Young.
Con ty Aud(itor'-40l more G. Bram
let-t, J1. fWladdy Thompson,
County Commissioners (twvo to be
elected)--Joe R. Ad-air, A. 13, Blake
Icy, Tloy A. D~rummond, J. B, H-itt, A.
Youngs TrownIship)-T. WX. Cannady,
Geo. Tr. Cook.
Hlunter' Townshlp-M. A. 'Cannon.
Clinton Tlown-Rt. R. M 11am, 10. T.
'Richbourg, T. 'Miller Smith.
Oross 111111 Tlowvnship--J. WV. Darnell,
W. 11. Fuller, If. L. McSwaln.
Dials Trownshiip-'P. M. H-ellams, 3.
Waterloo Townshp---W. W. Camp
hell, WV. L., Cooper, L~. Con 'IEiledge,
Grover C. 11111.
-Scumff1 lewn Town ship-- -J1. Wess Don..
.Jack~s Township-J.. C. Mc'Milllan.
'Sullivan Towvnship-J. L. Halldwin,
N. B. Wood,
Plenie at Wham's Lawni
Tim~ annual Whtrn's Lawn .lpiente
twill *be hold this year on August 18,
TPhe upublic and all candidates arne in
vited to attend and brIng baskets