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DISCUSSES BOARD'S ACTION.
ft I. REARDON \slis THAT PHY
Nlcl AVs TAKE IP COUNTY
HEALTH SURVEY PLAN.
Says Public In Interested In Matter,
but I'nwtlllng to Take up a Matter
They Know no Little About ?
Want* Public Meeting to Discuss
Editor Daily Hem:
Uke you, I have waited patiently,
but. in vain, for some other citizen of
Suinter county to accept your kind
Invitation to discuss in your columns
the action of the board of county
commissioners in refusing to appro?
priate tv > thousand dollars to supple?
ment four thousand dollars offered
from the Rockefeller Foundation and
the State board of health tor a com?
plete county health survey.
The fact that no one has expressed
hlmttelf or herself, however, in your
enterprising paper is not due to lack
of interest. I assure you. Permit me
to inform you that your two very
Intetestlng and logical editorials con?
demning the rejection of this oppor?
tunity of a lifetime aroused unusual
fcntsrest. If I am to Judge by the num?
bers of Sumter men and women who
have come to my office or approached
me on the streets to agree with what
you wrote. And to urge me to keep
up the fight for that county health
survey and the two thousand dollars
nwssmry to secure same*
Rut the average man and woman
nutumlly loath to enter into the pub
II- prints to discuss public matters
w\th which they are more or less ig?
norant. Few Sumter people, compar?
atively speaking, understand what a
complete county health survey meuns.
what It will do for humanity. Hence
the hesitation on the part of the gen?
eral public to take Issue with the
county supervisor and county com?
Then again, Mr. Editor, you mus.
consider that any man or woman af?
ter having read what you had to sa>
In your two editorials must have felt
aa 1 did, and do now, that there re?
mained absolutely nothing more to
be said. Tou had expressed the
truth, and the sentiment so clearly
forcibly, and feelingly that if Su?
pervise? White didn't feel that it was
worth vhlle calling his county board
together In special session for recon?
sideration of the proposlton, there
wan nothing that any one elts could
write, ety, or do that would cause
the county authorities to change their
BrfltrnTTi sonWthlng, however, that
has occurred to me. I noticed In to?
day's Columbia State where the Or
angeburf County Medical Society ha*
gone aft ?r the two thousand dollars
necessary to secure four thousand dol?
lars for a complete county health
survey for their county.
It seems that the Orangeburg phy?
sicians woke up rather late as they
have just sent a delegation to Colum?
bia to try to get their legislative dele?
gation to appropriate two thousand
dollars In order to grab that four
thohmnd dollars to save human lives
and human health. But it is better to
awaken late than not to wake at an.
Doubtless learning late of the splen?
did opportunity that was being of?
fered they hastened to try to get a
county health survey that would save
hundreds of human lives well worth
more than two thousand dollars each
to their county.
It seems to be my tough luck to
have Orangeburg get what I couldn't
Indues Suinter county to accept. Di?
verging for the moment from human
lives to livestock life and health. I
want to soy that I aucceeded In get?
ting Dr. long of iemson College to
alve Sumter countv the flret chance
at that packing house proposition
that Orangebug accepted In two
hours. Bi t Sumter turned down the
offer, and Orangcburg got tho bacon.
Now the connection between the two
opportunities Sumter rejected and
Orangsbur* sccepted. I Just wish to
say Is that I am quite certain if
there was an epidemic of great pro?
portions occurred among the hogs,
cattle, or horses and mules of Sum?
ter county and Dr. J. A. Hayne had
said that fi?ur thousand dollars would
be appropriated to stamp out the epi?
demic and save the lives und protect
the health of Sumter county hogs
mulea snd cows, provided Sumter
county appropriated two thousand
dollars, it Is a cinch that the two
thouaand dollars woul 1 have been
forthcoming In a hurry.
And furthermore. Mr. Editor, if
the public spirited ladles of the Sum?
ter Civic League, and tho U '? poor
lonely representatives of the fd of
health and Chamber of Commerce
who appeared before UM commis
Bioners on January 4th. (ever me?
morable day in our humble lives) had
been aeeklng an appropriation of
from two to ten thousand dollars to
save the valuable lives of hogs, cows,
mule* and hordes of this county, v. tr
ws would have" had more than two
hundred farmers, merchants, doctor ,
hankers, and lawyers in a big m is.
meeting in the county court room OH
January 4th. But we were there, and
there-without the backing of a single
local physician of Sumter county,
there trying- to do something to save
human lives, the lives of hundreds of
poor little innocent, helpless children
who can not speak for or help them?
selves. There without one business
man except Mr. S. O'Qulnn, and we
were kept waiting so long on the out?
side before the ladies and gentlemen
were given a hearing that M i.
O'Quinn had to leave to go to his
place of busir *s before we were asked
to go in anu .... ie our business.
What I want to stress is this: I
feel quite sure now that if we had
had one representative of the Sum?
ter county medical association of
Sumter county to say that the Sumter
county physicians approved of the
county health survey, as they did by
resolution months before, if we had
Just one leading business man there
to say what the business men think
of saving hundreds of human Hvefc
perhaps the humane and patriotic
women of the Sumter Civic League
who were there and gave one and
n-half hours of their time to ask for
help to rave human lives and health,
perhaps the commisioners might have
been more impressed with the value
of Dr. llayne's magnificent offer.
It might not be too late yet to se?
cure that four thousand dollars if
Sumter county could Just muster up
one local physician sufficiently inter?
ested in the public health to call a
meting of Sumter county men and
women to demand reconsideration of
the rejection of this splendid offer
for a twelve months campaign of
One little three-teacher school
costa two thousands dollars a year.
The two thousand the Rockefeller
Foundation and Jhe State board of
health asked for to supplement their
four thousand dollars would have ed?
ucated every boy and girl In Sumter
county's rural schools about the
most important phase of human ex?
istence, how to protect their hoalth
and the public health. This two
thousand dollars would have caused
many thousands of men and women
to learn who have never and will
never have the opportunity to learn
how to save human life and prevent
much needless suffering.
As you well stated in your editorial,
the commisioners were willing to en?
dorse spending millions for good
roads. Good roads help their horses
and mules, protect their limbs and
prolong their lives. We will vote for
good roads, permanent highways, the
kind Mayor Jennings' resolution
adopted by the Sumter Chamber of
Commerce called for.. Not dirt roads
that last three years.
But good health is what every boy
and girl is entitled to and the right
to know how to preserve their health
and prolong their lives. It is as much
the duty of Sumter county to pro?
tect the lives and health of its citi?
zens by educating the ignorant how
to do so as it is the duty of the com?
missioners to take care of the poor,
drain the highways, and police the
county to protect property and main
ta n order.
But I write too much, this I know.
But this Is my last word In the news?
papers. I Just wanted among other
things, as the leader for an almost
dead movement, to tell you that jrour
editorials were well worth the l.nie
you used in writing them. That thou?
sands of men and women appreciate
the stand you took, and the manly
way you expressed yourself on an Im?
portant public Issue. An editor doubt?
less appreciates being apreciated as
much as,any one else. I will not
wait until you are dead to tell you
what people think of you. In con?
clusion, and with one forlone hope,
with that characteristic "never say
die" Sumter spirit, I wish to add that
it would be well worth just one more
trial, well worth just one, If not
more local physician's time, to phone
Dr. Hayno and ask If there is still fl.
lighting chance to get that four thou?
sand dollars. If there Is we ought
to hold a public mccl.ng to express
public sentiment as I know the .sen?
timent Is in favor of a twelve months
campaign of education for the beg
gaiMy little sum of two thousand dol?
lars, and demand reconsideration.
The people have rights they OUght to
maintain. The people ought to rule
In this county. I do not doubt tbt
well meaning Intentions of our coun?
ty commissioners. They have sim?
ply made a-grave mistake as most
humans are likely to do. But having
erred we ought to have tho grit to tell
them they are mistaken. If we save*
only one little child's life it would
be well worth the effort. I have been
defeated so far In my efforts, but I die
hard, Mr. Editor, believe me.
K. I. Reardon.
New Building and I<oan Association.
Columbia? Jan. IS.?The Darling?
ton Building and Loan Association
baa been chartered with a capital of
$l#(tto, Th<- officers are. n. Hyman,
pn tldent; C, C, Vauajnan, v'('? pres?
ident and w. C. Edwards, atorotar:
Mr. T. K. Lide, of Chicago, arrived
in the city yesterday lo Nisit friends
I have ten fingers and ten toes.
I can count that much, but I just
can't count all. my good friends
down South feere?they are far
And Pm mighty proud of them.
The men who make me, say you
can tell real quality by the com?
pany one keeps.
Blood will tell. A good name and
good breeding count most of all.
And that same, I reckon, applies
to cigarettes, too. More and more
gentlemen of the South are smok?
ing me, SOVEREIGN, every day,
because they know I come from
good old Virginia and Carolina
stock?the finest, grandest stock
in all the world.
Quality is the thing, friend?you
can't deny it. And I stand for
YcuiFolks of the South KNOW good blood!
You Folks of the South KNOW good tobacco!
That's why I am so loved among you all down here. So I am proud
I am guaranteed by *? ^^^..^-Buy me.
If you don't like me return me to your dealer and get
your money back. I have said it. A Southern gentleman is known
the world over for keeping his word, and I have given you mine.
FOR THE GENTLEMAN OF THE SOUTH
"JCimp fffiL&m/ CLC& *'
WINTHROP KOST TO SOLONS. !
LBGUflATURE MAUJOS ANNUAL i
Tltll? TO ROCK HILL.
NiiiiiIht of Senators aiul Hcprcsonta
tlvs Du Not go oa Excursion, bat
Crowd Is llig One, x
Kock Hill. Jan. 19.?Winthrop col?
lege was the host today to about 300
people who Came here on the "legis?
lative special." A large number of
the senators and representatives did
not make the trip but there were
plenty of other people who were anx?
ious to visit Kock Hill and the great
college, and they came and had a
good time. Winthrop college invites
the general assembly to Bpend a day
w ithin its walls evei y year and today's
trip was the annual inspec tion excur?
sion for It] 7.
Winthrop college gave the visitors
a royal welcome and a royal enter?
tainment. The programme consisted
of a tour of tho landings and grounds,
a trip to tho farm for those who cared
to go, a turkey dinner, a gymnasium
demonstration and a cone? rt.
When the legislative special arrived
it the rear entrance of the Winthrop
grounds, tho Visitors were mot by a
student committee and directed to the
Administration building. Escorts were
provided to show tl.j guests al out the
grounds and buildings, The gymna?
sium demonstration, given in Win
throp's handsome new gym, was a
fine credit to the institution, especial- j
ly to the teachers, Miss AghOS Wey
man and her assistant, Miss Mary I
Frances Cobb. a delightful turkey
dinner was served for about 1,500
persons, after which there were toast.
by Lieut. Gov. a. J. Bethoa, Senator
George K. Lancy, Speaker James A.
Hoyt and Senator Alan Johnstone. A
telegram was read from the govern?
or, expressing his regret that he
could not attend because of a death
in Mrs. Manning's family, and Repre?
sentative J. T. lilies was prevented
from attendance on instruction of his
a number of Winthrop girls, who
had leave; of absence for the week?
end, went in Columbia and way sta?
tions on the special tonight. < >n mo?
tion of Representative Toole of Aiken
the dinner assemblage asked Presi?
dent l>. is. Johnson to give tho stu?
dents a holiday Monday as today,
Which was to have been a holiday
?anyway, was in part taken away
from the young women. This Dr.
Winthrop'* splendid plant was the
subject of much deserved praise and
the legislators and their friends on
Joyed the day Immensely,
Moultrie, Ga., Jan. 20.?The thrc
year-old daughter of Ho well Bast, n
Weldon, was burned to death this
morning. Her clothing caught whil<
sweeping in front of an open grate.
THE STATE TEACHERS' MEETING
Will be Hold In Colombia March 15
17?Two Thousand Teachers Ex- ,
pet ted to Attend. I
Rock Hill, Jan. 17.?The next |
meeting of the State Teachers* Asso?
ciation of South Carolina will be
held In Columbia, March l", 16, 17.
'Two thousand for the Columbia
Meeting," has boon adopted as the
slogan and a campaign is now be-I
ing put on to secure that number. The
attendance last year was the largest
in the history of the association,
Teachers are urged to begin now
to plan to go. Boards of trustees are
asked to allow the teachers holiday
to attend, as it will be worth a great
deal to them In their work.
Special rates have been granted on
all the railroads. Hotel and board?
ing house rates will be most reason?
President W. C. Bynum of George?
town is arranging an attractive pro?
gram, ltaving already secured sever?
al strong speakers from outside the
State. In addition to the general ses?
sions there will be meetings of fol^
; lowing departments: Colleges ami
Secondary Schools; Superintendence ;
I Uural Teachers; Primary Teachers;
I Grammar Grade Teachers; Industlral
Education; School Improvement As
j ociation; Home Economies; Teachen
I of English; Teachers of Science
County Superintendents; Language
Teachers; Kindergarten Teachers;
South Carolina Peace league. Each
Of the department presidents has ar?
ranged a good live program for his
Membership dues are $1.00 for
men, and f>0 cents for ladies. These
should be sent to W. E. Black, treas?
urer, Lexington. Copies of the con?
stitution may be secured from R. c.
Hurts, secretary, Rock Hill as well as
other information about the associa?
TEACHERS ELECT OFFICERS.
Harold Langtry of Rcinhcrt Chosen
President of County Association.
Harold Langtry, principal of the
Rembert graded school, was elected
president of the Sumtcr County
Teachers' Association at its meeting
today; J, A. Tuten, principal of the
Wedgefteld school, was chosen vice
President, and Miss Cecil McKagen of
the DuBose school was named as sec?
The feature of the meeting was a
very excellent address by the Rev. J.
I\ Marion on the duties of the teach?
ers in training the children placed in
At the ?lose of the business meet*
ing refreshments were served by tho
teachers and girls of the high school
under the direction of Miss Julia
Ohenschain, instructor of domestic
, science in the high school.