Newspaper Page Text
THE PRESS AND BANNER ABBEVILLE, S. C. |, The Press and Banner Company Published Tri-Weekly Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Entered as second-class matter at f post office in Abbeville, S. C. Terms of Subscription: One Year $2.00 Six Months $1.00 Three Months .50 AMERICAN PRESS ASSOCIATION Foreign Advertising Representative MONDAY, JULY 24, 1922. FORD AND FERTILIZERS. There has been a deal of discus-^ sion in this section about the offer . of Henry Ford to purchase Muscle' Shoals, and the people of this section ' have been consistent advocates of I the acceptance of his offer. Although j Mr. Ford has never been known to give anybody anything, not even a fliwer, there is a general understand-J ing in this section that he was to become a kind of charity dispenser or, community worker for the South, and that he would make and sell fertil izers for about one-half of what we are now paying, whatever it might cost him to do so. The insistent de mand that his offer be accepted has Koon trpAiinHpH on the belief that Mr. ?*'w ~ ~ I Ford obligated himself to produce and sell fertilizers much cheaper than these fertilizers can now be bought. It seems, however, that this un derstanding which has been indus-j triously fostered in this section is not well founded. According to thej Minority Views of the Committee on Military Affairs of the House of j Representatives Mr. Ford does not obligate himself to make and sell fer-1 tilizers to the farmers at all. The report quotes the testimony of Sec-j retary Weeks given before the Com mittee as follows: "Mr. Weeks. I said to him (Mr. Ford_: 'Will you guarantee to con tinue to manufacture fertilizer dur ing the life of the contract' (The 100 j year period?) He replied that he would not." I "Mr. Weeks. I said*in effect: "You might stop the maniffacture of fer tilizer in five years, or in any time, j to the great disappointment of the people down there.' He said: 'Of i course, I am going to stop if I car. not manufacture it profitably." Mr. Mayo, it is pointed out, rep resenting Mr. Ford, testified before the committee that the Ford Com. | r?Q mr ixrrm 1A nnf malm forfilWovc i f it was found to be "unprofitable-." Of the making of fertilizers by Mr. Ford the minority members of the committee further say: "We realize and appreciate that a great part of the farm lands of the United States is in great need of plant food, and Congress would be justified in departing from its old policies and traveling a long way to assist in getting fertilizers cheaply for the farmers. Our position is that this is a hollow promise made to en- ' list the support of the farmers and 1 not absolutely binding on any fact ^ contained in the contract or existing outside of the contract. These state ments are made and sent broadcast J throughout the country without re gard to truth. The bold declaration 1 is made that Mr. Ford will manufac ture fertilizer at the Muscle Shoals plant and bring down the price one. " half. Nothing is ever said that the 1 principal business of Mr. Ford? should he get this gigantic plant? would be the manufacturing of other articles which he would be allowed to sell at any price that he might see < fit. The only thing that is kept be fore the public is that he is to make fertilizer and sell it cheaply to the * farmer, only charging for himself a s profit of 8 per cent on the produc- ] tion. No one has ever suggested how t he could make fertilizers and sell i them cheaply or what means 'he J would employ. The bold claim is made 1 and Conerress and the countrv must take the statement as absolute truth < or be forever condemned by this < crowd of wicked propagandists." > It is pointed out that the term of 1 the lease is for 9 hundred years and s that Mr. Ford at best will not live 1 for even a large part of the term. < Even though the public may have the < utmost confidence in the good inten- 1 tions ana tne aointy 01 Mr. rora to < serve their interests, it is pointed out ] that those who succeed Mr. Ford may ! be j*st ordinary mortals like the i :est of us, and maybe the plant ivould be used for their own pur Doses. It appears to us that there should . ae a good deal of investigation and some further consideration before a government project which cost the :ountry about eighty-five millions of dollars should be sold to Mr. Ford J * 1 1 film millinnc ^ tor a hunarea ,ve?i? -iui ???^ af dollars. As we said Mr. Ford has never ] riven the country anything, not even a flivver. BETTER TIMES COMING. When cotton goes up the market vriters tell us it is because times , ire getting better; and when it goes lown we are told that the depression s only paving the way for better iimes. That reminds us of a story , about buying cotton futures. A good ( wife over in Greenwood told an Ab- ( beville lady whose husband didn't 1 know much about finance that the i former's husband had bought a hun- i dred bales of cotton and then sold i a hundred, and that he "had 'em fixed," because he would make whichever way the market jumped. rHE RICHMOND ROSE AND LILY . BLOOM. < (By D. H. Magill, Richmond, Va.) June 14, 1922. How pure and wtnte tfte Jtucnmona rose A.nd lily, as they bloom; Each in its fair sweet fragrance blows, Exquisite loves perfume! The Richmond lass in beauty sings, With virgin grace of May, Gives each mild breeze the fragrant wing Of flowers, night and day. We listen to the James' peace voice, And view the golden sky, In days of love and peace rejoice, Since war clouds break and fly; While genial stars of tranquil beams, O'er Southern homes at peace, Forever will enhance her gleams And hasten war's surcease. 'Mid gentle sighs and tearless weaves Of rest where soldiers lie, Some are asleep in nameless graves Beneath a tranquil sky! Confederate braves who ne'er did tire How sad they years decline And gone the flush of youthful fire, Your valor's yet in line. Meet each war command o'er and o'er And banish thoughts of strife, Let peace live on from shore to shore, Thro', each Confederate life; Now, as we walk the Richmond gTeen And hear James' dismal sighs rhat flow down that dewy scene Where still sweet perfume flies. How soon those days and years de-j cline With souls of Southern love, rhey'll meet in joys unbroken line In peaceful realms above; rhe lilies and the roses weep 3'er Richmond's Southern gloom, forgetful not of those who sleep In valor's boyhood bloom. Vt Hollywood and Oakwood rest Young men who fell in lead, iVhose valor immortelles attest, For whom how hearts still bleed. l?et all war shadows now depart From Southern lines of Gray, l.et peace and love possess each heart with Kichmond flowers today. SESSION REACHES END ~lemson College Summer School Come* to Close. Clemson College, July 22.?After lix weeks of excellent work the Clem ;on summer school closes today. Re jorts from all sides are to the effect ;hat the summer school has been a nost decided success. The total en -ollment has approached very close ;he 500 mark. It consists of 250 teachers, 100 college students and prospective stu. lents removing conditions, 80 feder il board vocational students, 15 cot ;on graders and 40 club boys. Be sides these, about 70 county agents ind extension specialists were pres. 3nt for a four day instructional :ourse in their extension work. Dr. ?. H. H. Calhoun, who was director >f the summer school, is greatly pleased over the fine success of the session, as is everybody else con nected with the work. A 1 I i;j & J- W Our Daily Cotton Letter. Anderson, July 22.?Liverpool ca ? ??- ~ pfrnrirr 4-Vne mnrfl Jies came in ....... ing due to the fact that the cable jperator got drunk night before last and pounded the key unusually heavy A hard fight is being put up a jainst the boll weevil. In fact, it took 2 jay birds and 3 sparrows 10 ar 15 minutes to whip a couple of boll weevils down in Abbeville county the other day. Some farmers are kill ing weevils too?when the said wee vils get in their way?by stepping on them while plowing and so forth. We look for much higher prices but will not be surprised to see much nripoc OR it. now lonlca ns if the ;oal strike will be settled. German marks continue to grow unnecessary and Soviet rubles are worthless. Heavy rains have been reported in Texas, Calhoun Falls and Kentucky during the past few days, and some of the stills on the small streams were washed away. This no doubt will cause the market to weaken as soon as the bulls look this calamity square in the faca. Yours truly, Gee McGee, in Anderson Mail. If their dresses are getting longer their legs are doing the same.?Ches ter News. Greenwt Gr i 1 his history You were all event will ec THE BOSS sales force t to turn his b Greenwood : if you are d( FRI1 ii These Red Frew J. F. Keller Sprott Bros. T. S. Chipley J. L. Maxwell J. R. Whatley. Huiett & Yeldell Electric Bakery The Boston Store Harts Book Store Palmetto Tea Room Cooper Furniture Co. Southern Grocery Co. Gambrell Hardware C< V V RIDGE NEWS V N > Mr. and Mrs. Porter Hill spent Saturday nig*it with Mr. and Mrs. G. D. Thomas. Mrs. T. D. Morrow spent Sunday with Mrs. R. L. Morrow.' Mr and Mrs. Johnnie Waters were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. John Watkins Sunday. Miss Roberta Hutchison spent the week-end -with Miss Flora Turner. Mrs. Cape Morrow spent Sunday afternoon with Mrs. J. B. Boles. Mrs. Monroe Crittondon spent Thursday afternoon with Mrs John nie Waters. J. H. Hutchison visited T. A, Turner Tuesday. Miss Lizzie Tucker spent one af ternoon last week with Mrs. S. S Boles. Mr. and 'Mrs. Ralph Tucker spenl Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. G. D Thomas Miss Nettie Sue "Wells spenl Sunday aflfemoon with Misse3 Vir jpnia and Leila Mae Turner. Mr. Porter Hill and Mr. Elljotl Thomas spent Sunday afternoor with Mr. C. B. Hutchison. Mrs. T. A. Turner and daughter >\\7 sv/4-vi Ao/1-otr l.Lglliia *T VUiiWUM J MA vw* )od Mercha eatest Barge History 0 ? making sale is yc pleased with the 1 Jipse all sales of ; IN ALL THE o cut the prices : ack and tell their is the best shopf mbtful, come hei DAY ANI JLY 28TH i Merchants Will H. Henley. W. ] Taylor Bros. The Rosenberg's. Pral J. I. Chipley J. "V J. P. Cothran Grec R. Rosenbaum Mor J. B. Wharton. Plar Piggly Wiggly. Oret< The Boot Shop W. R. Anderson Lee's Drug Store. Hodges Drug Store Army & Navy Store Gree Efin C. i Ore^ Sing o. Seymour & Company. Sim] noon with Mrs. R. L. Morrow. Mr. and ( Mrs. Williaim| Cook spent Sunday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Burt?n. John Brown and Frank Evans spent Monday with T. A. Turner. HOW WE SPENT IT WHEN MONEY GREW ON TREES Elberton folks put about $3500 in the band stand, the drinking foun tain, the flag on the steeple and the horse trough?all on the square. The ' band stand is seldom used, the drinking fountain can't be used, and the fountain at the horse trough is qut of order, and the flag doesn't show its colors. Now, what do you ' think of that??Elberton Star. ints Are Pla tin Event In' If The City Kir opportunity to last Dollar Day, b the past. ^ STORES has still deeper -- in f 1 to go to it. ring center in sev fe ) SATUR] AND 29' Have Unusual ] EI. Harmon T. J Ban Box. Alex it & Burnett. T. B /.Duckett Co. Milli jnwood Drug Co. Rust ehead Shoe Store. Beai iters Hardware uo. yon Millinery Parlor. ?nwood Hardware Co. d's Department Store. ]. Smith Variety Store *on Clothing Company. flonririiy Manllinf (In Ol'PS jCI ?T Xli.uv?m*v -WW. mons Furniture Company. II Goes to Anderson Greenwood, July 18.?A. Il Klugh, for the past eight yea: prominent in the cotton business ; Greenwood, will move to Anders( about September 1 to become di trict manager for the cotton fir of Cooper & Griffin. Mr. Klugh w take the place now held by J. 1 Griffith, formerly of Greenwoo who will go from Anderson Charlotte to take over the Chariot office of Cooper & Griffin. Do you really want to help fi mers get sales for their diverse fa: products; then insist that your ho merchants carry home products ! sale and then you be sure to b these home-made goods. 1IH e Fitting School SPARTANBURG, S. C. 'repare your boy for College on a lege campus. Fine climate; He re Officers Training Corps, Excel t instruction; Christian influence. \ 'barges reduced to actual coat; kl $289.00 a year. Write for a ilof. W. C. HERBERT, Head Muter. lining The rhe save money. >ut the coming instructed his act he's going en counties ? DAY TH Ialues: . Bolton as Bros. . Coleman ng-Moore. i Bros. Co. idrot-Beiers. T?1 erson s riavv. , & > Furniture Co. nons Grocery Co. rton Clothiug Co. .Iinn rip ArarVhine Co.