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Quarterback to Lead 1923
High School Football
At- the annual football banquet
of the Sumter High school team
Friday night! Don Blanding/high
school' ouarterhack, . was elected
Saptain of the 1923 team.' Practi
cally a full team of regulars will
return, to school next year and a
very successful season is expected/
Friday night's banquet was . held
at Charlie's Cafe, John Riley act
ed-. *as toast master and called on
the following members of the
graduating class to give parting
advice to their younger brothers:
Captain Rivers, Kirven, McMil
ien. McLaurin, Wray. Bull, Cato
and B. Rivers. All made enthus
iastic talks on the prospects of
next year's team and warned their
fellow players against unsports
manlike play and. enccuraged
team work instead of individual
effort.. Coaches Homewood,: Burns,
and; Shaw spoke of the encourage
nient received from the work of
the team this year and the appre
ciation of the coaches for the
hearty cooperation of the players
a.t all times.
T*he team unanimously , adopted
resolutions thanking the ladies and;
men of the town, who by. their un
tiring efforts, have made athletics
possible.', at the" hfgh school- .
The banquet day. was also the*
one of Guy Warren's initiation into
the use of long trousers and he was
required to parade on th* table in
front of a committee of very criti-.
cal style, experts. .,
Coach Shaw then presented the
following, men with certificates
showing that they had been
awarded Sie Block S in recognition
of their services to the team: T.
Rivers, Branding, McMillen, Kolb.
"Dick, Flake, Cuttino, McLauriri,
"Bryan, Wray, Bull, Chandler, Ca
fe, Kirven, and Wright.
Death of L. Alpert.
News was received Friday of the
d^atH..of L- Alpert at the-Hebrew
Hospital in Baltimore, where he
died after undergoing an opera
tion for cancer. Mr. Alpert, who
has been a resident of Sumter for
a number-"of years has been in.
pnor. health for some time and
went to Baltimore for treatment
several weeks ago. His death was
??-shrdeJs. to many friends who had
hoped he would soon return to his
home in better health. He leaves
a wife and three, children.
> Interment will, be at Baltimore.'
-?At the call meeting of the
American Legion Auxiliary j held
"on" Monday afternoon at the Girls'
High school, all the Christmas
?boxes needed from this unit for
the soldiers' hospital at Greenville
-were planned for. These boxes
are to be uniform and are to con
tain ? comb, a razor, pair of hose,
handkerchief, bachelor's house
wife with scissors, thread* needles,
etc., package of cigarettes, cigars,
and a number of other , little arti
cles which will make for the
?comfort of the sick men..
The auxiliary has also arranged
4o---send a little token of remem
?brance ?t Christmas to the sick
and disabled ex-soldiers of our
own county here.
. A number of . knitted sleeping
caos and attractive foot warmers
have been turned in but a great
jonahy-more are desired. There
were a number of ladies during the
war owho helped in this kind of
work; and .we are sure that many
of - these will gladly give us as
tistance- in getting these articles
ready fo? the men before the severe
weafher starts in. If you will do
so, phone me at 404 for directions
patterns, etc. The articles are very
simple in construction and any
one can make them. ' -
I. A. BRYAN,
, , , Publicity Chajynan.
Funeral of LA Edwards.
The funeral of Isaac A. Edwards
was held. Monday morning at 11
q'clock at the residence of Mr. Jas.
Cuttino on N. Church St., and was
largely attended by friends and
relatives. His body was laid to
rest in the city cemetery beneath
a wealth of floral tributes.
Mr. Edwards leaves a young wife,
who was Miss Dorothy Schilling of
this city. His mother, Mrs. T. B.
Edwards, lives in Sumter as well as
his young brothers, James M., T. B.
and M; W. Edwards. Three other
brothers survive him. Dr. J. B.
Edwards .of Swansea, Paul B. Ed
wards -of Washington. His only
sister is Mrs. James Cuttino of this
? The funeral services were con
ducted by Rev. W. E. Thayer and
Rev. Jf B. Walker.
"The Little Sewing Club."
The Little Sewing Club met with
Miss Louise Auld Saturday morn
ing, December 9th. 10 to 12
o'clock. After about an hour
spent in fancy work and conversa
tion light refreshments were serv
There are eight members, five
being present: Dorothy Hester,
Annie Rowland, Alice Smith, Lou
ise Phifer and Louise Auld.
The club then adjourned to meet
with Miss Annie Rowland Satur
day, December 16. . AH members
are urged to be present then.
Bill Hays says motion pictures
promote culture so do you mind if
we call them pro mot ion pictures?
Home helps: A splendid way fo
make a husband stay at home at
pight is to stay there with him.
i ........ ?' .
Campaign to Increase Tobacco
Growing in Sumter County
It 'appearing- very doubtful
that the money will, ever be forth
coming to employ a tobacco demon
i strator or to buy seed "for ' free
distribution in time to Help out any
on the 1523 tobacco crop, and the
[time to plant tobacco beds having
about, arrived,' the Sumter County
Chamber of Commerce has secured
'some seed for free distribution to
'those' farmers who have decided
[to produce tobacco for ' the 1923
^selling "season and who not having
j planted tobacco, in 1922; conse
quently did not have opportunity
to1 save seed from this year's crop.
But "the Chamber of Commerce can
only ""supply free seed to those who
will guarantee to sell their tobacco
onu the Sumter tobacco- market in
1923 to either the Cooperative To
bacco Growers* 'Marketing Asso
ciation or the. Independent ware
houses. Just as. long as the Cham
ber of-Commerce, can manage to
secure seed it will distribute same
.as above mentioned to those who
.call-in person for the seed. No .
'seed will be snarled to "any one and
no attention will be paid to postal
card or letter appu'eations.
: '.-A ?ri**e to increase ..the acreage i
of tobacco in Sumter.. county is be
ing made by the Chamber of Com
merce which has, been working
along, this line . for years. and es
pecially within the past thirty days
among the farmers of this county.
- One especial . feature of this
movement b4s. been, the effort to '
disabuse the minds of our.. **es- '
tern Sumter county farmers of the
idea that the lands west of Sumter
are not suited to tobacco culture.
Experience has time . and again
proven by the production of as
good tobacco as was ever produced
?in the lands west of Sumter
and numbers of tobacco buyers and
every tobacco warehouseman that
has ever done business here state
that western Sumter county lands
are splendid for first class tobacco
The mercantile, banking and
Other business and ? professional
concerns of Sumter and the coun
try merchants and large land own
ers can greatly assist the Sumter
Chamber of Commerce in this
movement by trying to get tobac
co planted all over Sumter coun
.? Should, ? tobacco- demonstrator
be. employed he should be, put to
work now so that. those who are
inew at the tobacco planting busi
I ness will have some one who can.
] instruct them regarding prepara
j ti?n of tobacco beds, and if -this
Idemonstrator is put on in time to
1 do this it is" reasonably certain
? that the Chamber of Commerce
:can supply this demonstrator with
seed for free distribution under
certain conditions. Of course a
tobacco demonstrator who has had
actual experience himself in the
production, harvesting, and curing
of tobacco and especially in the
grading and tieing of tobacco to
increase the quality and marketing
value will be worth thousands of ,
dollars to the county in 1923?but
the preparation and care of the
tobacco beds is the primary effort
in successful cultivation of first
The Sumter Chamber of Com
merce is getting ready for a mon
ster celebration early In January
or as soon as the approaches to
the Wateree River bridge are ,
thrown open. The object of this
celebration is two fold in purpose.
First to advertise to the world
that "this famous cross country. ,
and inter-state highway from the
north to the south is open and that
Sumter is the hub of trans-conti
^nezital automobile transportation,
via the Wateree River bridge and
Sumter-Columbia hard surfaced
highways in Sumter and Richland
counties. To show the kind of hard
surfaced highways that Sumter
and Richland counties are put
ting in and will continue to put
down for years to come.
Second: It is probable that a.;
j Sumter business men's, booster trip
I will' be run to Eastover and other
I eastern Richland county points to
put Sumter into closer touch with
the hundreds of splendid farmers
and their families of those sections.
The Columbia Chamber of Com
merce has been invited by the
Sumter Chamber of Commerce to
j join forces in making this, a dual
j county celebration with our friends
and neighbors of Richland, Or
angeburg and j Calhoun. counties j
joining in with Sumter county cit
izens in celebrating the bridging of
an heretofore impassable barrier)
between Sumter and the Pee Dee I
counties and numbers of Carolina
'counties just across the river.
Just what shape this big event
will take, when and at what point
it will be held will have to be fig
ured out by the commercial organ
izations of Columbia and Sumter.
jand it is sincerely hoped that the
I Rotary and Kiwanis clubs, auto
I mobile associations, and other civic
l and business organizations of both
j of these cities and the Young Men's
j Business Deague of Sumter will
interest their organizations in
j thinking up something worth while,
j The picture of this celebration isj
j gradually shaping itself up in the j
Sumter Chamber of Commerce and j
sketches thereof being sent over to I
Columbia for inspection and in-1
I Babe Ruth, former baseball play- i
I er, says he likes farming. We don't
j know what Babe's trying to grow
! unless it is famous.
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What this country needs is heavy
underwear that will not Itch,
Routine Matters Attended Toi
at Session Held Thursday
* Regular meeting Stornier County j
Permanent Road Commission, held
this 7th day of December, 1922, at
Chamber of Commerce offices, Sum
ter, S. C, at 10 a. m. Present:
Commissioners L. D. Jennings, J. P.
Bo6th, G. A. Lemmon, Stanyarne
Burrows, I. M. Truluck. J. F. Bland,
S. A. Harvin, J. B. Britton, E. E.
Meeting called to order 10:20.a.
Minutes of meeting November
2nd were read by secretary and or
Monthly bills totalling $155,688.
19 were submitted and ordered
Notice from United States Bond
& Mortgage Company, Baltimore,
Md., calling attention to interest
-item due . on bonds was read, and
chairman was requested to have
same paid, if in order..
Secretary reported attachment
proceedings for $6,000 on funds due
Adams Evans Company were:serv
ed on him by county sheriff, and
was instructed to. withhold this
?um from amount due them, pend
ing satisfactory adjustment of the
Letter from Mr. I.^C. Strauss was
read.by secretary relating to route
of .proposed roadway to Paxyille,
an dreceived as" information.
Commissioner Booth called at
tention to; complaint received from
Mr. Curry on the Mayesville. road
in regard to condition of ditches.
Engineers advised th?y would im
mediately look into this matter.
C?tnmissip^er Britton ? stated he
would like a full discussion of the
force account proposition. This
was gone into very fully, and.it was
decided that it was to the best in-[
terests of the commission to letf
the engineers handle this force ac
count matter as they have, been
Agreement between the Atlantic
Coast Line Railroad company and
the Sumter County Permanent
Road Commission in regard, to erec-.
tion of overhead bridge at Swifton:
Siding, prepared by Atlantic'Coast
Line Railroad company and ' sub
mitted by them for execution,
was read very carefully and con
sidered;- it was found entirely in
accordance with the commission's
agreement and was properly exe
Revised agreement covering Fed
eral aid for entire Mayesyiile road
between Sumter and Mayesville was
received from State Highway De
partment; found entirely in order
and was signed. '
Matter of straightening the Shi
loh road through Brunson lands at
a point where it crosses the Bre%
ington road was discussed. Engi
neer's location, which is opposed by"
the owner, was approved by the
board, and it was decided to insti
tute, condemnation proceedings to
secure necessary rights of way.
Engineer Murray brought to]
board's. attention the matter of j
maintenance of roads, explaining]
that the sum of $13,921.82 iSj
available from State Highway" De-!
partment for 1922 automobile li-j
cense charges. The question of
best method to employ in handling
this maintenance proposition was'
discussed at length, and on motion
of Commissioner Burrows, duly sec
onded, it was ordered that the
board's standing committee, com
posed ' of Commissioners Jennings,
Lemmon and Booth, confer with
Lee, Pennell, Murray & Company,
engineers, work out a plan for this
maintenance proposition, and sub
mit it to the board at next meeting.
Chairman Jennings read letter
from Southern Bell Telephone com
pany in regard to replacement of
polls on the Pinewood road, and
secretary was instructed to reply
Location of Sumter-Camden road
between Little Rafting Creek ^and
Remberts was brought up for dis
cussion. Mr. Gillis, one of the own-,
ers through whose property the
new location .passes had requested
certain changes in the alignment,
but after a full discussion the com
mission decided to adhere to the
Commissioner Burrows advised
the board it was his opinion this
was. the logical time to award con
tracts for the extension of the
Bishop vi lie road from B oss?r d
Cross Roads to DuBose Cross Roads
at the Lee County line; and also
from Bossard's Cross Roads to Du
Bose Siding. Matter was fully dis
cussed and vote taken, with the
result it was decided to award these
contracts to C. D. Rigsbee, Dur
ham, N. C. who is building section
"B" of the Bishopville road, at
the same unit prices which he is
receiving under his present con
tract for section "B" Bishopville
Commissioner Booth dissented,
stating in his opinion the road be
tween the swamp and DuBose
Cross Roads was in good condition
and, did not need paving at this
On motion of Commissioner
Rembert, seconded by Commis
sioner Burrows, it was decided to
award to Mallard Lumber Company
a contract for grading approxi
mately two miles?from Moore's
Avenue at Dalzell. to present grad
ed new road at Ballard's Hill, so
ordered. Commissioner Rembert
suggested that this road be straight
ened as much as possible.
Messrs. D. W. Cuttino. S. F. and
D. E. Stoudenmire appeared before
the board in regard to a strip of
land reported sold by Mr. H. J.
Harby to Mr. Cubbage, on the road
to Myers* Store, stating this little
piece of land completely blocked
them from reaching hard surfaced
road. Commission advised these
gentlemen they had no jurisdiction
over this matter and suggested they
rake it up with the County Board
of Com missioners; that they were
in sympathy with their complaint.
Engineers explained' that the old
public road could be kept open by
the installation of a pipe line over
a large ditch on the right, which
would give these gentlemen access,
to and from their property. Boart
instructed 'the* engineers to have]
this pipe .installed mmedlately.
Two delegations ? from' the Pp
calo-Tindkl-Pinewood sections \ ap-j
peared before the board. Mr. M. H.
Beck presented * petition from a
number of citizens in that section to
the commission; urgiirg construc
tion of paying, on the present , used
road. ; I \'r '
Mr. H. Di'Tlndal with delegation
presented, petit (on from' a.number
of'.citizens " in' 'his. ? section to the
commission urging construction of
paving a road running 'parallel with'
they North " Western railroad'to the
?pointwhVre, the old r?ad now
crosses the Northwestern . railroad j
at Jones Siding.,1
This w?s discussed*by the com
mission vVry fully, and .vote taken
to construct this. road the route
suggested in the Tindal petition:]
Ayes: , .Commissioners Truluck,
Booth, 'Burrows,', Jennings, Rem-f
bert, HaryinV V
No:' Com'ril^ssipner^Britton. Com
missioner' Bland :didrnot vote.
?"ro?fet. pri ./the ?sweg? road;
which wohld leave'the^ i>resent used
road at'the corner where the1 long
distance tcl.eohbnei ;line; starts acro|s
the swamp, hitting the ?swego road
again at Clark's churchy was decid
ed 'xipon .fof tHis roadway. '"
It .was decided to adopt; a loca
tion de^igriated ;;oh the plans *as
location V'B,J wWch/wpuld; p^s.ti'alf^
way b'fetwen :tftV present road and
ro"^\;i|g^h^'at: ;a line. 'between the
Moses and Staffed \ -properties,
'i^^^[^oxi^'^e[\pXA 'raid' to the
Singleton ^obre: land ?i the woods,
and' frpm'; this; point going' in a
straight'; Ufte across' the field ' to
Cane s?va'hnah; Station? and from
Cane Savannah' Station tb Wedge
fietd, staying, on north side of the j
rallrpad and running parallel with
same. . . '. ' ' '., ?"
' Commissioner Bland stated- 'he
?wanted it underwood in having vot
ed for. the two extra* roads, to be
erected by Contractor Rigsbee on
the Bishopvilie road, that it would
npt delay \mgsp%'e\ work//pn \ his
Mayesville ^contract. _ Engineers
were ^nstr?cted to See"' that' Con-,'
tractor ^Rigsbee .".does'' the work on]
these two roads' simultaneously.
it was. decided to. hold next meet- ?
i'ng of the cPmmission on Thurs
day, December^ 21st.
2:45 p. m., meeting adjourned*.
J, J. BRENN AN,
. .. v - . . secretary.
A VISITS CtEMSON
Columbia, X>ec. 8. ? Governor
and Mrs. Harvey will return to; Co
lumbia Sat?rdaiy after a two-day
trip, into the Piedmont section. The
special .objective point in the' trip
was .Clemson College where at
noon Fn'daV the governor"'review
ed the cadets. He spoke, at..the
chapej. exercises and he lunched in
the mess 'hall with ; the students.
The Harveyif were guests of Presi
id'ent and Mrs. Riggs of Clemson.
On. their way back to Columbia
they stopped at Anderson, Konea
Path, Abbeville and Greenwood.
Friday" eveping the governor deliv
ered an address to the people * of
Greenwood at a meeting udder
auspices^ of ihe League of Women
Voters. The'governor and Mrs.
Harvey' made the trip by automo
bile. . j ">. 7
? v' ;!- : ?
The State Ajnerican Legion.
Auxiliary "requests . Jthat.' the
school children make scrap books
and wash, cloths for the sick sol
diers in the hospital at Greenville.
It is the desire of this organization
to! have the; scrap books sent ?s a
New Years' gift from the school
boys of South' Carolina, and the
wash eloths'from the little girls.of
the state. The Sumter unit, is eag
er to have a large number of these
articles to send and the teachers
of the schools . of. the city and
county are urged to cooperate. The
books and cloths should' be sent to
Mrs. Mitchell Levi, President of
the Auxiliary at as early a date
as practicable.. .
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The Federal Conrt
Charleston, Dec. 8.?S: B, Mer
rimon, charged with ? violation of
the anti-narcptic 'law,' entered a'
plea of guilty yesterday. After a
strong representation' 'by ' friends.
Judge Smith suspended sentence in
the case so that the defendant may
take a treatment ...for the drug
The removal of old electric light
poles from. Main street proceeds
apace. The telephone poles will
be removed .from Liberty street in
a short time. ,f .
' .'r' \ i ??'<r>,;.i; ,ii '
A definite program for'the con
struction of paved \highways in
Sumter county was agreed upon be
fore the bond election was held and !
a large majority of the citizens of ?
the county voted in favor of the f
bond issue on thebasis of this pro- |
gram, which included' the paving}
of certain specified public roads.
Proposals to alter this program,
in some particulars, are being
brought before "the commission
with considerable insistence, and
the members of the board have
several knotty problems to solve.
The people of Sumter are look-:
ing forward with anticipations of!
great pleasure to the .coming ofj
"Enter Madame". This play was j
enthusiastically received in Colum-j
bia and it will be received in Sum
ter with at least the same degree
of enthusiasm. The play is com
ing under the auspices of the Asso
ciated Cliarities and the High
School Athletic Association. The
friends of these two organizations
will till the opiera house at 8:15 on
the evening of December 10th.
Educational Addresses Made
By Several Church
Rev. A. G. Townsend. district
superintendent of the Sumter dis
trict, presided at the night session.
The services opened with an an
them by the choir. Prayer by Rev.
Shelton, after which another very
beautiful selection, Hark. Hark, My
Soul, was rendered by the choir.
Dr. Shelton was introduced and
said that he came to bring a mes
sage, from the church that every
body who was willing to work for
it could secure an education. Fac
tory life, drove him from the in
fluences which gave .him a desire
for an education but through the
influence of a Christian minister
he received this message from the
board of education and he would
emphasize three things: Industry,
a willingness to work and appli
cation. He said it was his privilege
to study the life of Booker T.
Washington with a class of young
men. He asked -them what had
they learned from that study and
he said the most capable among
them replied. They found out
that they would have to work
harder after they had succeeded
than they had before. There is no
greater stimulus than the Christian j
religion. He. gave a. good text for
in educational sermon, "Nurse the
child and I'll give thee wages."
Dr. J." W.. Bowen was introduced
and said "Give us the young and
we will make a new civilization in
one generation." He told, a story
of an African tribe who though j
small hi numbers got it into their
naind/that they wanted to conquer |
a,.nation. Their prince began, with,
these Zulu babies to train 'them
and by the time they were grown
tSey were trained and gave 'many
nations much trouble and they
were never conquered. He made
5^. new nation in one generation,
this has been done and can be
?bhe again. The biggest job
America has is to train the weaker
races. If she would do this, she
would jump up. If she would put
the price of a single battleship in
ther training of the black race. The
training of the negro membership
af the Methodist Episcopal church
is the church's biggest job. Money
cannot be better, spent than in
training negro boys and girls. They
must be educated and trained to be
able to fully appreciate what is be
Dr. Wade, secretary of the board
of conservation was introduced and
said he would have his say on Fri
day. Then he-would practically
illustrate the Christian education
t)f the church.
;, Prof. Henry Pierson, dean of
Ch?flin said that Claflin believes in
the education, of the child 40 years
before it is born, and what is giv
en in' money to Claflin, we will give
it back" in manhood and woman
hood, for Clafln believes in the
highest development possible. Claf
lin quartette sang very sweetly, ac
companied by Prof. Hunt, instruc-j
tor of music at Clafln. '
j President J. B. Randolph of
Claflin was introduced and "came to
the front amid cheers. He said,
"I came to this great conference
that I have heard so much about
to bring greetings and thanks in
my humble way for the privilege
of rendering service to you. I sin
cerely thank you for this oppor
tunity. In the Texas conference
when we have done our best, South
Carolina still keeps ahead. She
ought to, she is old enough. It is
118 years old: it is worth being
proud of. Every negro should be
proud of its history. Yes, we
3hould be proud of a conference
where more than 170 answered to
roll call the first morning. I want
to congratulate you because not
withstanding you had the burden of
building up the church, and the
Sunday schools, you did not forget
the educational cause. I am hap
py to come into your ranks to add
my feeble bit to assist in this good
work for the uplift of humanity in
any way that I can. I realize that
Claflin is wrapped up in your en
tire life. It has your love and
like real lovers you are jealous of
tier, and you have a right to be
inxious about her welfare as far as
my own ability is concerned. I
tremble when I look at her record.
[ do not come as Dr. Dunton's suc
cessor. I am not worthy of such
isperation. but I feel confident with
Sod's help and the South Carolina
conference behind me that you will
lift me up and push so that the
ivork is bound to succeed. t-I like
Dr. and Mrs. Dunton, am willing
to give all that is within me to the
building up of this great institution,
(t has been said here that the work
Lo elevate one people has many
iandicaps and a note of dtscour
igement once and a while is at
:ended. Very different to our past
-eputation as a people who in form
er years wrestled and waited pa
tently on God. We must still
continue our fatih in God for if
mything at all is worth while it is
Christian education. He spoke of a
beautiful poem by Mrs. Johnson,
he title of which CT Can't let you
n") suggest the sentiment encir
cled, illustrates the feeling of a
irery cultured negro woman the
iuthor on account of the situation
confronting the negro child of to
lay. Some wonder if it were bet
er that they were not born. The
>nly hope we have for these and
>ther similar conditions is Christian
education. Let us, as has been said
>y a previous speaker "Nurture the
hild and I will pay you wages."
!t is our earnest prayer that the
rreat M. E. church will do this.
Dr. King, one of the foremost ora
:ors among the younger men that
ve have, he bids fair to excel some
>f our grand old orators of the
oast. He is logical, eloquent, prac
ical and thoughtful, and any
jhurch might be proud of such a
>roduct. Dr. King: said by way of
ntroductipn that he used to have
me sermon and many toxts. but
low he has one text ;ind one ser
mon. And that Is the South Wes
tern Christian Advocate. We re
gret that we can give only a very
incomplete outline of Dr. King's
remarks. He said that the Meth
odist Episcopal church had popu
lized and democratized Christian
education. This he proved most
successfully. He believed that the
negro should not only be trained to
work but they should be trained
how to work., and to be trained
how to do, both barwn and brain,
must be trained and developed that
they might pull together. The
thing that brought success and
made the Methodist Episcopal
church superior in her educational
work was the phychological prin
ciple that she recognized the ne
gro a man, not a white man, a
black man, a red man, no simply a
The meeting was indeed a great
one. Many prominent educators
were present and the church was
taxed to its^ fullest capacity.
December 8th at 10:30 through
the kindness of the Second Pres
byterian church the Laymen's As
sociation met and held a splendid
meeting. Some prominent laymen
attending were, President N. A.
Cornell, who gave a very enthusias
tic talk. Hon. E. J. Sawyer, Dr.
J. S. Levy, Rev. A. . J. Andrews,
Rev. S. J. McDonald^ C. Wr. Cald
well and.many others of the laity.
F. W. Anthony?
Meeting Held in Girls' High
School Was Attended by
Teachers, Trustees and
The closing meeting of the cam
paign' throughout the country that
has been in progress this week in
the interest of education, was held.
Saturday morning in the auditor- j
ium of the Girls' High school. |
There was a representative at-j
tendance of county and city teach
ers, school trustees and interested
citizens. Dr. S. H. Edmunds pre
sided over the meeting.
The program arranged by the i
Educational Week committee was ]
carried out as follows:
1. Length of term; 2: Regular
ity of attendance ? Prof. A. P.
Bourland of Winthrop College.
3. Compulsory attendance and
attendance officer?'H. G. Osteen.
4: State aid; 5: Consolidation
'of schools?E. W. Dabbs, Jr.
II: The teacher:
1.. The essential qualifications 7j
2: The manner of selection; 3:
Compensation and tenure of office
?Dr. S. H. Edmunds.
Ill: The pupil:
1. The fundamentals of the
curriculum; 2. The social side of
school life?Prof. A. P. Bourland.
I 3. The physical well-being?Dr.
H. A. Mood.
At the conclusion of the stated
program Messrs. E. I. Reardon and
E. W. Dabbs, Sr., made brief talks,
j The following resolutions werei
i offered and adopted: j
Be it resolved that it is the opin- j
ion of the citizens of Sumter coun
ty attending the Educational Rally
held in Sumter, December 9 ,1922:
First, that the length of term in
all schools of Sumter county should
be not less than eight months. .
Second, that we endorse all ef
forts to promote regularity of at
Third, that we believe that the
compulsory attendance term should
extend throughout the whole school
term in each district, and that an
attendance officer-should be em
ployed, who shall also perform the
duties of an assistant county super
intendent of education.
Fourth, that we request the
County Board of Education to con
sider carefully the matter of con
solidation of schools, conferring
with the patrons and trustees of
communities concerned. *
Fifth, we also request the
County Board of Education to give
the matter of state aid careful
consideration, and confer with the
legislative delegation as to their
Sixth, that we heartily endorse
the suggestions made by Dr. Mood
relative to the physical examina
tion of pupils, and request the
County Board of Education to. take i
such steps as may be necessary to i
make practical application of this.
Seventh, that the chairman ap
point a committee of three to pre
sent these resolutions to the legis
Eighth, that we wish to extend
our thanks to Dr. Bourland for his
presence and helpful suggestions.
The chair appointed the follow
ing committee to present this mat
ter to the legislative delegation:
Miss L. C. McLaurin, Mr. H. G.
Osteen. Mr. P. G. Bowman.
? ? ?
3Iccting of B-Sharp Music Club.
The monthly meeting of the B
Sharp Music Club was held at the
studio of Miss Louise Siddall on
Thursday afternoon, December Trh.
The secretary- made her report,
after which a sketch ot Bach was
read by Miss Edna O'Quinn. and
current events was discussed by
Misses Susie Gregg and Nell Com
The following pupils rendered
musical numbers: Misses Helen Mc
Coy, Harriet Hirsch. Katheryn Mel
lette. Hattie DuRant. Louise Smith.
Jacqueline Stoudenmire. Virginia
Warren. Elizabeth Rose. Bertie Lee
Beek. Pauline Lee, Esther Osteen
and Mr. William Baldwin.
Delightful refreshments were
then served. The entire program
was enjoyed, and the members of
the club are looking forward to
the next meeting with pleasure.
What are you going to give year
husband for Christmas? Let us
suggest a dozen nice alarm clocks.
If you can make your socks hold
out a few more miles you will get
some new ones for Christinas.
President Takes Up
Washington, Dec. 8.?Presi
dent Harding addressing, congress
in person today, on the state of the
union, placed the transportation
situation, prohibition enforcement
and farm credits in the forefront
of the national problems pressing
Also he took occasion to reply
directly to those whom he said
had assumed that the United States
had taken itself "aloof and apart,
unmindful of world obligations."
He declared these gave "scant cred
it" for the "helpful part" Ameri
ca had assumed in international
relations, referring particularly to
the arms conference.
Of the prohibition situation the j
executive asserted there were con
ditions of' enforcement "which sa-j
vor of nationwide scandal." He
made' no recommendations on this
score but announced his purpose!
to qaU an early conference of the
governors of the states and terri- j
tories with the federal ?uthori- j
ties to formulate definite policies of I
national and state cooperation in
the administering of the laws.
Declaring there was no prob- i
lem exceeding in importance the \
one of transportation, Mr. Hard-j
ing told congress there was need
to begin on plans to coordinate all I
transportation facilities?rail, wa- J
ter and motor. As to the relief of j
the railroad problem he suggested |
merger of lines into systems, a,fa- j
cilitated interchange of freight!
cars and a consolidation of fa
Turning to the recent railroad
strike, the president proposed that
the federal tribunal dealing with
disputes between the carriers and
their workers be given ample au
thority to enforce its decisions. He
voiced a preference for abolition of I
the railroad labor board and the j
placing of its functions under an
enlarged interstate commerce com- (
mission. Should the decision be
to continue this board in exist
ence, however, he suggested that
the partisan membership be abol
ished to the end that the tribunal
be impartial and the headquarters
moved -from Chicago to Washing
ton so there might, be direct con
tact with the commission.
The only specific recommendaT
tion of the executive for enact
ment of legislation, at this, the J
short session of congress, related
to the permanent establishment of
widened farm credits. He .both
advocated ample farm production
credits and enlarged land credits
through* enlargement of the pow
ers of the farm loan board and
reminded congress that special pro
vision must be made for live
stock production credits. ?
Other recommendations includ
Registration of aliens.
More' rigid examinations of im
migrants at embarkation points.
Federal assistance in the educa
tion of aliens.
? A constitutional amendment giv
ing congress authority over child
A constitutional amendment re
stricting the issue of tax exempt se
curities by the federal gbvernment,
the states, municipalities and
A study by congress of the wide
spread difference between produc
tion costs and prices to consumers.
The survey of a plan to draft all
the resources of the nation, human
and material for national defense.
A fostering interest by the na
tional government in constructive
measures calculated to promote
the unification of steam, water and
electric powers in the Eastern in
Favorable consideration of rec
lamation and irrigation projects
where waste land may be made
available for settlement and pro
Cooperation between the federal
government, the Various states and
the owners of forest lands to the
end that protection from fire should
be -made more effective and re
With this session limited to less
than three months, there was a
general realization that congress
could deal between now and March I
4 with only one or two of even the
most important of the problems
presented by the president. To
what extent this situation would
bear on the ultimate decision of
Mr. Harding as to an *?xtra session
of the new congress was a mat
ter of some conjecture at the cap
Leaders of the agricultural
groups in the house and senate are
determined that recommendation
of the executive?that dealing with
farm credits?shall be translated
into law at this session.
They also are anxious that there
should be some solution of the
railroad problem that would bring
about lowered freight rates, but
Chairman Cummins of the senate
interstate commerce committee
said legislation along the lines rec
ommended by Mr. Harding could
not be had at this session.
Senate Cummins, declared he
"was perfectly willing" to adopt
the president's plan of transfer
ring the functions of the railroad
labor board to an enlarged inter
state commerce commission. He
added that he had believed from
the first that an impartial tribunal
with power to enforce its decisions
was preferable to a trx-partite trib
unal such as the railroad board.
As the president outlined his
tive a t Lausanne
Lausanne, Dec. 9 (By the Asso
ciated Press).?Proof that Bolshe
Russia is highly dissatisfied
with Turkey because Ismet Pasha
has abandoned , the Russians on the
question of the Dardanelles was
found today when if. Chfchehh,
the Soviet foreign minister, issued
an urgent invitation to the Turkish
journalists, and in the course of a
long speech warned them of the
dangers of placing their trust in the
M. Chicherin did not want .to
say? anything in the way of criti
cism of the Turkish plenipotentiar
ies, but thought the Turkish peo
ple at home should. know x>f the
trend of things at Lausanne. He
had a distinct impression, he said,
that war between Turkey and the *
powers was still going on. Usually
wars were fought on the battlefielc,
but at Lausanne the war was" being
waged around the green table and
the goal was to separate. Turkey
from Russia. Afterwards the great
powers would defeat Turkey and
Chicherin charged that France .
had abandoned Turkey in favor of
England, and the consideration
probably was some concessions* on
the reparations problem from Eng
"But it remains t? be seen,*" be
continued, "how far Frnacc and
England will agree w-hen. the Br us- ?
sels conference is. held.'" .
. He rejoiced that Turkey and
Russia had finally' come together
because they were vitally import
ant to each other; their interests ,
were the same.
"The independence and strength
of Turkey is security for Russia,-"
he added, "and Turkey can not be
strong and independent unless the
straits are closed."
The Bolshevik leader declared
that to allow foreign warships to :
pass through the straits would
mean th*e handing pver of Con
stantinople to the nation with the
strongi?st navy. Naval units would *
seize Constantinople, then at
tack Russia. Therefore, if Con
stantinople was in danger, Russia
also was_ in terror.
Turning his attention to-Eng
land, Chicherin told the, Turkish -
correspondents that Great Britain
had her eye on northern Persia.
The way to. northern Persia was *
througn the Caucasus; the way to
the Caucasus was through tire
Dardanelles. ' He asserted that thn
Russian program at Lausanne waa,
based on a community of interests *
between the Russian and Turkish
peoples and he hoped that the end
of the conference would find the
two countries nearer together.
Charleston Defeats Batesburg
Leesville and GalFney Downs
Orangeburg, Dec. S.?Batesburg
Leesville stood Charleston off for ?
the. first. half but cracked wide
open in the second and the Bantams
won the championship of the low
er section of the state by defeat- *
ing the Twins, 40 to 0, here this
afternoon. .'This victory, gives;
Charleston a place in the. final
game to "decide the state cham
pionship to be played in Colum
bia a fortnight.hence. The cham
pions of last ? year did not. strike
their stride in the first half and the ?
intermission should have found the
score 0 to 0, for the officials erred
in ruling a pass legal when it should
have been a touch back. * ,
Charleston, however, made' up
for the sluggish'first, half when
play was called for the second. The
Battery boys marched to a touch
down from the kickoff and made
another in short order in the same
period. Three touchdowns were
scored in the final period and the -
Champs were, in th? midst of "an
other offensive when the game
ended with the ball in Batesburg/
Spartanburg. Dec. 8.?-Fort Mill
high school went down before Gaff
ney high school by the margin of
one touchdown this, afternoon, tlto
Cherokee lads winning, 6 to ?.
- * * *
"Clay makes new complexion."
If that is a common property of
soil, Little Bobby should develop
into a prize beauty. *r
-;?,? -? ?
If you sit down and think you
will realize these lower skirta are
merely for higher education.
recommendations in an address of'
a little more than an hour to mem
bers of the senate and house, as
sembled in joint session in the
hall of the house, he was applaud- ?
ed again and again. There was a
full response from the floor and
the pa eked galleries to the discus
sion oi* rural credits.
When Mr., Harding launched into,
his discussion of prohibition en
forcement there was a general stir
with applause 'for one of his dec
larations on the subject?that sug-^
gesting that "rigorous and literal
enforcement of the dry Uvw will
concentrate public attention on any
Mr. Harding's recommendation
on the Americanization of aliens
also brought manifestations of ap-v
proval, and more particularly his
declaration that aliens coming to
American shores must respect
American institutions while enjoy-g
ing the country's hospitality.