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Established 1844. $2.00 the Year. Tri-Weekly. Abbeville, S. C. Friday, July 16, 1920. Single Copies, Five Cents. 77th Year?
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ABBEVILLE COUNTY FARMERS
SHOULD ATTEND ONE OF
THESE MEETINGS . AND GET
INFORMATION FIRST HAND
REGARDING COTTON ASSOCIATIONS.
On Thursday, Jnly 15, an intensive
state-wide campaign was
launched under the auspices of the
South Carolina Divisiion, American
Cotton Association, the Extension j
Forces of Clemson College, The I
South Carolina Warehouse Commission
and the U. S. Department of
Agriculture. The campaign is for
the purpose 6f securing more members
of the American Cotton Associate;
the securing of funds for!
A1*AAflAT\ TTTQ rAll O AC !
VUC VI VUI/VVU noi^iivuo^o
in each county in the state. There
will be three statewide meetings,
the first to be at Anderson on July j
The three problems to be discuss-1
ed at these meetings are funda-|
mental and of vital importance to'
tfie scientific marketing of cotton.
1st. To arrange for the grading
of the farmers' cotton by an official
cotton classer and who is a disinterested
party appointed by the State j
and Federal Government working I
under the supervision of the Ex-'
tension r orce 01 ^xemson oonege.
The grading of cotton by an official i
cotton classer is the first step in the I
scientific marketing of this product, j
Why shouldn't every farmer know
what his cotton grades before it is
sold and why shouldn't he know ;
what that cotton is worth before he ,
takes it to the market. Is it fair and
honest to the producer for his cot- 1
ton to be sold on the market to men ,
who are incompetent to grade cot-'
2nd. To arrange for building the
necessary warehouse space to take
care of at least 50 per cent of our _
cotton crop. There are two , main .
reasons why we should have ample
warehouse space to accommodate
storage capacity of at least 50 per;
cent of a normal cotton crop. In the
first place we lose from $5000 to
$15,000 by leaving our cotton exposed
to the weather. The construction
of the necessary warehouse
space to accommodate 50 per
cent of our cotton crop would pay
for what it cost in a year or two.
Out of 273 cotton warehouses in
the state, only 42 are above Colum-|
bia. This is the first benefit derived 1
from the cotton warehouse. The second
benefit is that farmers can hold
their cotton when prices are notfair
and market their cotton when
pices are r:.9:ht. Out of 25 cotton
seasons, from 1893 to 1917, otton
was found to be lowest duri.iy the
heaviest marketing period, that is, |
during fne months of September,'
October. November and December.'
The price of an article depends
largely upon the demand for that
article. If the demand is great the
price is right; if the.dematul ig not
J-j so great the price-price.'-is not so;
great^ Therefore, if we place two-j
thirds of our cotton crop on the j
market as soon as it is ginned, we |
glut the market, hence the price!
3rjf. To increase the ' membership j
of the cotton association ' in order
that it may be a potential factor in'
the economic life of the state. Abbe-;
ville County has .only 57 members,
while Spartanburg, , Orangeburg,;
Florence 'and many other counties 1
have 1,000 members belonging to
the cotton association.
The places and dates of the meetings
to be held in Abbeville County
are as follows. At Abbeville on
Tuesday, July 20, at 11:30 a. m.;
.at Due West on Tuesday, July 20
at 4 p. m.; at Lowndesville on Wednesday,
July 21 at 11 a. m.
JVIr. J. Evans D|rector of ExTtenslion
Work in the Southern States will
speak at Abbeville. Mr. Evans is a
Peace With Honor
Is Issue Says Cox!
Fire? Volley At Harding, Answer*
Senator's Charges About the
Columbus, Ohio, July 15.?Govern-'
or James M. Cox, the Democratic'1
nominee for President, today fired the'
first vMjtji; of the campaign at his 1
Republican .opponent, Senator Hard*-',
ing, announced definitely that ofy
ficial notification will be held at
Trail's End, Dayton, and stated that
the Democratic national committee'
will meet in Columbus July 20, in-1
stead of in Dayton, as previously in-'
In his official statement, in answer '
fn Senator Harding's charees that the 1
administration at Washington had
him as the chief campaign issue, the J
Governor declared that his own cam^
paign "will be dedicated to the task'
of bringing about peace with honor'
of readjusting the affairs of civiliza-J
tion and of creating a new day out of1
which we will make the best of the1
lessons of the past.
Silent on Campafgn Manager
In connection with the selection of.
a permanent campaign manager,1
which will be one of the chief duties'
of the national committee wnen it1
meets here July 20, Governor Cox to-J
day would express no preference. He'
would not state whether E. H. Moore
his pre-conveirtion campaign manager |
would accept the position, but when'
the name of Chairman Cummings
was mentioned he said tnat the national
committee might insist that he
would be of more use in the campaign'
as a speaker than as a manager and
decide that Mr. Cummlngs should
take the stump. . r
WHO KNOWS THESE LADIES?!
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Probate Judge Miller has finished
sending out checks to the pensioners |
of the county with the exception of!
three Class C. checks of $44 each.
The three pensioners whose wherea-,
bouts the judge has been unabb to
discover are Mrs. Maggie Kinard,
Mrs. Maggie Wright and Mrs..
Annie Bratcher. Judge Miller will
appreciate any information as to
the addresses of these three ladies
so that he may send their checks to
Since May Judge Miller has paid
out $12,122.00 which amount he *
received from the state treasurer for
the pensioners of the county. This ?
total includes the three checks men- ?
oVk fV* a r* an nJ i\va I
wvcu uuuvc aiiu tiic jjcnaiuiicia aic
either veterans of the war between I
the states or else their dependents. ,c
THE SERVICE SABBATH NIGHT
The services in the Associate Re- j
formed church Sabbath night will
be devoted to the affairs of the Y.
P. C. U., the program for the occa- 1
sion being arranged by the society
and the sermon especially for young *
people. Mrs. Plaxco and Miss Mamie1
Devlin will sing a duet, the choir <
will be occupied by young people
and all together the occasion pro-]
mises to be one of unusual inter- *
est. The public is cordially invited. j*
A PLEASANT TRIP. ji
Miss Maggie Link and Miss Clarkie
Link returned Wednesday from a|
pleasant stay of two weefcs \frith their (
brother, R. L. Link in New York.1
They also stopped in Philadelphia and
Washington and visited all points of ^
interest in these cities. js
very forceful speaker and we trust
that a goodly number will hear Mr.!
Evans. The other speakers are1
Messrs. D. W. Watkins, Ass't Director
Extension Service at Clemson
College, B. Harris, Commissioner
of Agriculture, G. F. Honeycutt, j
Editor Southern Cutlivator, and T. j
The American Cotton Asso-]
ciation is now in its infancy but has
done an untold amount of good. ^
Peode everywhere will tell vou that s
the association has helped to keep i r
the price of cotton up. Remember |t
this: "United we stand, Divided we;i
fall." Everybody be on hand at one|i
of these meetings. 's
Promoter* of the Towel Factory Are
Ready to Complete Organization
Conference Held Today
One of the main promoters of the
towel factory which it is proposed to
install in the old furniture factory
stated this morning that If It were
possible^tp secure new machinery immediately
that work on converting
the old furniture factory buildings
into a modern factory would be begun
at once. It is only because it is
absolutely impossible to secure acceptance
of orders for new mill machinery
which allow only a short time for
ielivery that the work is not already
The local promoters have been in
correspondence witn some parwe?
who had an option on some towel
factory machinery but the machinery
was second hand and has t>een used
several years. The price asked too
was high enough to almost pay for
new machinery. ?
After consultation yesterday with
Mr. Blair Rice, president or the Belton
towel factory, it was agreed that
the completion of the organization
would probably be held up until conditions
warrant the machinery manufacturers
giving prompt deliveries.
This decision is tentative only, and
if circumstances arise in the near future
which justify the action the factory
will be rushed to completion and
operation, will begin at once.
The promoters have their eye on
one of the most capable towfel manufacturing
men of the state and they
believe .that the inducements which
they will be in a position to offer will
enable them to secure his services as
general manager of the concern.
THE GILGAL CENTENNIAL
The committee in charge of the
:entennial celebration at Gilgal
:hurch, which event occurs July
J4th., are making extensive preparations.
The churchyard and the
:emetery have been cleaned off, the
:hurch has been painted inside and
>ut, and Thursday morning Col.
Says, our enterprising photographer
went up and trained his trusty
nstrument on the church in order
;o get a good picture of it as it is
low," a hundred years since the or
The committee is receiving response
to the invitations sent out
iome days ago and there is a pronise
of a large gathering of the
jeople who arp interested in the
:hurch on the day apointed.
THE BOOK CLUB
The Book Club was most pleasintly
entertained* Wednesday afterloon
by Mrs. George White at the
iome of her daughter, Mrs. A. M.
Smith. This is the beginning of the
lew year with the club and the new
>fficers were in charge and new
>ooks were distributed.
Cream and cake were served af-,
er the busines meeting. Mrs. Frank
71 % TtT T 1 fi *11. 1 1_
avails ana iurs. w. joei amixn neipid
with the entertaining which
nade a pleasant afternoon more
jleasant for the guests.
MRS. LATIMER SICK
Friends of Mrs. James T. Latimer!
will regret to know that she is1
seriously ill at the home of her sis- j
;er, Mrs. Ella Latimer. This news.'
arill bring sadness to many friends]
Vbbeville and in Lowndesville
vhere Mrs. Latimer lived until re-j
:ently. Mrs. Latimer did much Red j
Dross work during the war and suf-J
'ered a break down from which she
lid not recover.
MRS. REESE RETURNS HOME
Mrs. Bradley Reese returned
iVednesday afternoon from Anderson
wheres he has been for the past
nonth in the hospital. Since her
>peration Mrs. Reese has gradually
ecovered her strength and her
nany friends rejoice that she will
;oon be herself again.
Cox And Harding
Will Visit State
Abbeville Folk Will Hare Opportunity
to Hear Standard Bearers in
Visits to this State.
I A dispatch from Washington today
to The State gives out the. important
announcement that bath
Governor Cox and Senator Harding
will addresg Jh^.VDtersrof Dixie before
the general election in November.
The State's correspondent in
The most interesting matter to
political Washington, and, indeed.
to me entire country at mis time is,
the forthcoming visits of both Candidates
Cox and Harding to the
iSouth before the election in November.
Plans looking to this invasion before
the ballots begin to fly are
both interestig and important. Today
reports came to Washingtorf
that Governor Cox will be ' visited
here Saturday, when he comes to
'confer with President Wilson and
Franklin D. Roosevelt, candidate
for the vice presidency by a number
of delegations from various Southern
cities who will invite him to
visit them on - his trip through
H&< Negro Committeeman
The governor and the national
committeemen in the different
states are the men who will naturally
take the lead in welcoming
i the 'candidates and this raises a
number of important topics. For instance,
when Senator Harding goes
to Georgia in the hope of making
that state get on the Republican
side of the ledger, he will naturally
get a cold reception, especially, as it
| will incumbent upon him to fraternize,
necessarily, with Henry L.
)Johnson, the negro committeeman
'from that ptate and other of his
| When he once posies over the
Mason and Dixon linn, Mr. Harding
will find that while h-3 will be treated
cordially as a citizen and shown
every courtesy consistent with his
present position as a candidate for
the presidency, though on a Republican
ticket, that the Democrats
will be satisfied with Governor Cox
as their party leaaer.
May Select Augusta
j Governor Cox'will undoubtly select
Augusta as one of the cities
where he will speak when he goes
South. He has been a frequent visitor
to that city and has often expressed
his appreciation of the
many courtesies extended him while
,there on different occasions. Therefore,
it may be assumed that the
Georgia city will be one to be
Visited by Governor Cox.
Senator Fletcher of Florida will
see to it that Governor Cox goes into
that state. If this is possible,
while the Florida senator has yet
made no statement regarding this
matter it is probable that he will
confer with Governor Cox while the
latter is here Saturday. If this is
not done, then Senator Fletcher
will take the matter up with him at
a later date.
! South Carolina and Alabama will
also see the Ohio governor. Indications
are that he will make his trip|
through Washington down, by Char-j
lotte, Columbia, Augusta, < possibly |
Savannah and Jacksonville, over -by j
Macon, Atlanta and then on . down|
jthrough Birmingham and further j
j through the Southwest.
No itinerary has yet been prepared,
but after Saturday's conference
lit is likely this matter will take
, definite shape and that announcements
will follow at an early date.
Reports from all over the South j
are that the people are preparing to]
otvp Governor Cox a welcome some-1
what akin to that accorded Grover
Cleveland when he went through
Dixie many years ago.
The Farmers To 1
At 10:30 O'clock in Court Hou?e To
Elect Township Officer* and Appoint
Miss Lois C. Erwin, field secretary
of the American Cotton Association '
wishes all the farmers of . ABBEVILLE
TOWNSHIP to meet in the
Court House atl0:30 Tuesday mom-'
ling July 20 for the purpose ofcelect-j
ing township officers and appointing
committees. This organization is nec-^
essary in order that the Abbeville,
township farmers may be represented
in the big meeting ,of the farmers
from all the townships of the county 1
which immediately follows. The hour
for the big meeting is 11:30.
ENTERTAINS FOR HOSPITAL 1
The Southside Club entertained;
Wednesday afternoon at the home of.'
Mrs. John Wham near the city for/
! the Abbeville County Memorial Hospital.
The plans for the entertain- '
ment of the guests were unique and
were well carried out so the afternoon
was very pleasantly spent, and 1
1 for a good purpose. Excellent music
j was furnished both on the piano and
victrola. In addition to tfie music
some fancy stunts in modern dancing
were pulled off by little Miss Cather-'
ine Fleming of Miami, Fla. who is 1
one of the popular guests of Mrs. W.
P. Wham. ;
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After enjoying the music and dancing
Master Buddy McCuen entered (
the room carrying a model of the <
County hospital in his arms. The
doors of the hospital were open and
the guests tried to see whp could put
the most money inside in the quickest
time. A score on the contest was ^
not published but when the last
| member had poured her contribution
! into the hospital "Buddy" counted
I 49K HO wViinli Via fAtind V>o/1
I y wvivv ??uivu iiv avuiiu ik*u ^uiivu. ^
down the elevator shaft.
Mrs. Wham served the club and its
guests with delightful sandwiches and
iecd tea after t^ie hospital had been
; filled with money. !
I Besides the members of the club i
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I the following' visitors were present:,
I Mrs. C. C. Fleming of CoIumDla, Mrs. ]
i J. F. Fleming, of Miami, Fla., and
| Mrs. A. T. Mcllwaine of Long Cane. (
A CHANGE IN PRICE
Walter W. Wilson, of Level Land j
i was down a few days ago. He tells
us that he bought the four burner ^
from the Main Street Goodbye-',
|Now-pay_you_later king before the .
game for $42.50 less ten off for j
cash, but after the game when he
[went to pay for the burner the
.books showed $52.50 plus ten. This j
I proves that Billie Irby knew what
he was talking about when he said
the furniture men were making \
! 4000 per cent, on us farmers. i1
! MRS. CLINKSCALES SICK j1
| The readers of The Press and Ban- .
ner will be sorry to know that Mrs.
i Charles M. Clinkscales, the fine cor!
1 respondent of the paper at Lowndes- j
ville, is sick with typhoid fever in the j
Anderson County Hospital. Mrs.1
Clinkscales has beep. Bi<jk tjfa^e
weeks .and "does not show any im- j
proyenjejlt so far. Her many friends j
over the county will wish for her a
speedy recovery. |r
AUDITS COUNTY BOOKS |j
J. S. Morse, foreman of the grand (
jury has completed his audit of the 1
books of the county officers and re- ?
ports that he found all of them to be 1
correct and excellently kept. The (
Comptroller-General of the state will 1
arrive in the city Tuesday to take i
over the books. .1
SHOPPING IN THE CITY ,
I Capt. Douglas Fe^therstone j?
brought his mother, Mrs. C. C. Fea-j,
therstone, and his sisters, Misses ;j
Lucia and Phoebe Featherstone
through the country from Green- j
wood yesterday to do some shopping
in the nice stores of the citv.
FULL MEETING OF . |
DIRECTORS OF CHAMBER OF v
COMMERCE MET YESTERDAY J
CURING A PERMANENT "SaLA??|S
A full meeting of the board of di- . jl
rectors of the Abbeville Chamber of ' Vjg
Commerce was held yesterday af- J8
ternoon at 6 o'clock in the office of / |
the president, J. M. Nickles..
The board's secretary, Otto Brfcf ;
tow, reported that he had received '
a. number of applications" for the
position of secretary to the Cham- ' \"M
ber. These applicants were re- . $1
ceived in response to newspaper ad- , ^
vertisements and to letters sent out aM
by Mr. Bristow to the secretaries of M
the different commercial organizations
in the larger cities of the iM
The board of directors proceeded -J
to wade through the long list of ap- '.'J
plicants together with the volumi- v J
nous documents of testimonials and : ;|
recommendations. Ajfter spending
an hour, at the end of which they
were no nearer a solution of the: A-fM
p^blem of discovering the secre- V';|j
tary who possesses the necessary
qualifications to make the city a . .J
Greater Abbeville, S. J. Link moved '3
that the chairman appoint a com(mittee
of three directors who would 3
make a thorough study of the vati- 1
r%nta Qnn1i/>o<fiAna Kaon J1
ceived and arrang for the most
likely applicants to visit the city |jj
and confer with the board of directors.
This motion^ being seconded, \?
was carried and Messrs. Otto Bris- * \ j4
tow, C. E. Williamson and j. D.*
Pulp were appointed on, this eon- ?
The committee later conferred
with the president and have notified .
one of the applicants to come to Abbeville
Monday for a conference .1
with the board, was agreed that a
minimum salary of $3,000 be offer- |1
ed. The estimated income of the ; J
chamber is approximately $5,000 Hjja
and it is proposed to make a strenu- (. , ;M
dus drive for more members this
fill after a salaried secretary has
been secured. It was the unanimous ' ^
opinion of the board of directors
yiat it would do better to wait until
the secretary had been engaged be
fore calling for the dues as the
board thinks the members of the
Chamber should know just for what
purposes the money they pay into
the treasury is to be used.
The president this week visited
;he excellent chambers of commerce
in both Greenville and SpartanDurg
and he was very favorably
mpressed with the workings of both ' -a
>rganizations but especially with ' J
:he work which secretary Walker ''"'
s doing in Spartanburg.
One of the first movements to be
ittempted by the Abbeville Cham)er
will probably be some scheme to
jring the people of the country and >;
;he people of the city into closer
cooperation along marketing lines.
[t may be that a curb market simi- ^
ar to the one begun at Greenville -rjk
he past week will be attempted.
The . curb market takes its name
from the fact that all of the farm*
;rs* wives who have any ' produce,
ihickens, eggs, butter or any simiar
farm products for sale are as- .
signed a particular street or a
>lock of one of the main streets
:onvenient to a majority of the
lousekeepers of the city. The farner
drives his automobile or wagon
oaded with his produce to this
)lock and .the housekeepers go to
narket there. This eliminates the
'peddling" all over town now necessary
Uor the farmers in order to
each the commissary agents of the
lomes of the city.
The Chamber of Commerce also
lopes to organize either a stock
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