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Miss Florence Mims Takes Part
in Northern Memorial Day
They say here in Aurora that it
rains on May 30th" every year. The
30th of May is the Northeim Memo
rial Day. It looks as if the northern
er might outwit the elements by
changing the date of their celebra
Though the day was damp and
.gloomy, the rain did not fall until
later, so that we might sit out on the
platform in the cemetery with un
The people were very much sur
prised to find that we celebrated a
different day for the commemora
tion of the southern dead, and I had
no explanation to make except to
state that the circumstances seemed
to require some difference of date;
The exercises were in charge of
the American Legion and when the
post commander invited me to give
Lincoln's Gessytburg Address on the
occasion, he seemed to be very un
decided whether or not I would ac
cept the invitation, since both my
grandfathers and one of my great
grandfathers fought under a flag
that was very different in design from
the present national banner, but I
told him I had no grudge and rather
looked up to the good Lincoln and
his admirable Gettysburg address.
Whenever the subject was mention
ed again, however, I could not help
but laugh, to think in one sense of
the ludicrousness of the situation,
,when my state was the first to secede
from the union, a fact that I can
never think of except with glowing
pride, the reason of which, I cannot
to save my life explain. I think I
liked their daring.
It would be foolish to carry any
prejudice into a part of the country
at once so remote and so foreign.
There are no civil war veterans here,
living or buried, and no Spanish
American war veterans, and the only
past battles which these particular
inhabitants are interested in are the
petty strifes that took place in their
European homes and in the recent
The procession, led by the post
.commander and the speaker of the
day, Mr. Clarfield of Duluth, and fol-,
lowed by a band and the American
Legion and Auxiliary, marched from
-the City Hall through the town and
out to the cemetery.
The ground was a veritable marsh
with a wooden island, namely the
platform, which I was glad to take
refuge on. I do not think I ever en
joyed reading anymore than I did
that day, to the lines of men in uni
form who as foreigners were in the
"kindergarten school of democracy.
At one end of the line stood the
superintendent of the school district,
Mr. Stanley Adkins, and at the other
end a certain John whose other for
eign name I do not know, the janitor,
in one of the buildings. The khaki
uniform literally transformed him
and I thought then, as I have thought
before, what a very leveller the army
I thought of the great difference
in such a celebration in Aurora and
in Edgefield. In the former place
there could be no feeling, for there
"had been no knowledge and no suf
fering during the war or the recon
struction, for the ground on which
the audience stood was in the 60's
and afterwards covered with hardy
trees and forests.
In Edgefield, there are memories,
memorials and associations with the
War Between the States which Au
Tora could not well imagine.
The idea of the Aurora Memorial
Day service centered around nation
alism rather than sectionalism, and
around citizenship in the nation
rather than in the state alone, which
is the only idea that can well be in
stilled with profit into people who
have so recently become members of
our national family.
May 31, 1921. J
Boll Weevil Insurance.
Protect yourself from loss by boll
weevil. I am prepared to furnish boll
weevil insurance, guaranteeing 130
pounds of lint cotton to the acre. The
premium or cost is $1.17 per acre.
See me when in town.
6-8 E. J. NORRIS.
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Men's half-soles tacked -_ .85
Ladies' half-soles sewed- .85
Ladies' half-soles tacked- .60
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A Successful Modern Farme
and How to Get Happiness
on the Farm.
(Essay written by Miss Lois Bia
and won first prize in a contest
the Trenton High School.)
There is no doubt that fanning
the oldest occupation known to ci
ilized man. The Bible tells us that oi
first parents, Adam and Eve, we
farmers. They belonged to that cia
called horticulturists because we a:
told fhat they were placed in the ga
den and commanded to dress and ke<
it. Jacob of old was a scientific liv
stock man, for we know that it wi
his knowledge, peculiar as it ma
seem, of livestock breeding that mac
him one of the richest and most usi
cessful farmers of his day, and th
was in the very early days of man
existence an earth. Later we fin
Ruth, one of the most beautiful an
lovable characters in sacred history
following the reapers and gleaning i
the fields of Boaz, and then we fin
Moses, the meekest of the meek, sing
ing of the increase of the field, th
milk of kine, the fat of lambs, th
kernel of wheat, and the pure bloo
of grapes. Undoubtedly ?hen, w
would say that farming is probabl
the oldest occupation known to man
and one which should be considerei
the most honorable for we find tha
God himself placed upon it his sea
of approval and caused his riches
benedictions to follow it.
However, before we can give an^
idea as to what will characterize oi
what should illustrate a successfu
modern farmer, it will first be neces
sary to discuss in a limited way, ai
least the history, progress and devel
opment of farming, or agriculture, a:
it is called in these more modern days
W e note that the early farmers wer?
practically all livestock growers,
They had nothing to do but herd
their sheep or cattle on the hills oi
valleys and watch them grow from
feeding upon the grass of the rich
meadows. People moved from place
to place to find better meadows and
richer fields for grazing, but when
they began to build and establish
homes they could not move so easily
they began to plant and grow crops
to supplement the feed for their cat
tle or sheep in addition to that ob
tained by grazing. Here we observe
them using a crooked or forked stick
for turning the soil. The crudest im
plements were used in harvesting,
threshing and preparing their grain
for consumption. As population in
creased and as civilization advanced
there was a growing demand for in
creased production of food and feed
to be used by both man and beast.
Necessity being the mother of inven
tion numerous and various contri
vances were made.which enabled the
farmer to cultivate more and to cul
tivate better, and hence reap larger
harvests than formerly. In the mean
time the law of human development
has never ceased to operate, and
when taking an inventory from time
to time in the history of farming or
agriculture we find unmistakable
evidences of progress in every farm
activity ,but shiuld we take time to
stop and compare our agricultural de
velopment with other lines of human
activity we are compelled to ac
knowledge that it has not kept pace
with manufacturing, mining, engi
neering, comma ?e or other industrial
It is only within recent years that
science has been scientifically applied
to farming, and it is exceedingly un
usual now to find a farmer who stud
iedly and knowingly applies any
scientific methods to his farming op
erations. On the other hand you can
not find another successful occupa
tion which is not based and exclusive
ly conducted on scientific principles.
For example, the miner, the engineer,
or the trader b^ase all of their activi
ties on purely scientific methods or
principles. Some say that farming is
different from every other occupation
lin that experience is the only thing
that counts or is worth anything in
farming. We admit that experience
frequently counts much but a knowl
edge of problems solved by others
and reduced to a science becomes a
very valuable asset in agriculture.
The lawyer, for instance, studies im
portant decisions previously made;
the physician studies the results of
previous practice; and the engineer
scrutinizes the plans and estimates
previously made. Reasoning by com
parison, we say that the training of
the successful modern farmer should
be similar to that followed by these
other professions, for it will enable
him to forsee difficulties and to meet
them. This newer knowledge of farm
management is changing methods
rapidly, and there is no doubt that
many problems in farm work, hereto
fore called local problems, are really
the same as those that appear in many
other sections, for good farm manage
ment in Kentucky or Illinois is very
much the same as good farm manage
ment in South Carolina or Alabama.
The details of the management of a
special crop may not be alike, but the
fundamental question of soil fertili
ty, tillage or cultivation, harvesting
and successful marketing do not dif
fer very widely, but on the other hand
they are very much alike.
In other words, a successful mod
em farmer must not only be a man
of experience, and he must not only J
have a knowledge of various crops
and their adoption to various kinds
of soil, but he must know the scien
tific reasons for the various changes
or steps made in their successful pro
duction and distribution. He must
know how to apply the successful ex
perience of others to his own local
conditions, and when he is able to do
this he is applying science and scien
tific methods to his own operations,
and the more capable he is in apply
ing these methods the more certain
he will be successful.
And we might stop long enough to
say that successful farming does not
consist simply in growing large crops
at a minimum cost, for some of the
most miserable failures that I have
ever seen; have been farmers who
were able to make good crops and
store up 'considerable money to be
nothing more than a burden and a
hideous night-mare during their de
clining years. Do you think that sim
ply because a man has plenty of cot
ton, com and other crops that he is
a successful farmer? Not by any
means, for it may be that he is the
most miserable failure in the com
munity. Especially in these more
modern days when scientific and suc
cessful farming offers such great op
portunities for genuine happiness and
social development does the money
element in success sink to insignifi
cance. Really, there is not so much
money to be made in farming, but
it is an occupation in which the high
est degree of success is possible. Jo
seph E. Wing said on one occasion^
"There is more opportunity for hap
piness in the country home than there
is any where else outside of heaven."
And we cannot think of the modern
successful farmer who conducts his
farming operations in a way so as
to have lost motion or wasted time
and labor, has a shelter for his wife
and family and offers opportunities
for proper development of his chil
dren. Yes, there k no place on earth j
that affords greater and better op
portunities for the development of
manhood and womanhood than the
right sort of a farm home. It is here
that the child is taught helpfulness, j
self-reliance, industry and unselfish-^
ness-the four great attitudes of af
happy, contented and successful life.
Of course, the farmer is not the
central figure in the farm home, un-]
less the farmer happens to be a wo-|
man, for it is impossible to conceive
of^home apart from wife, mother or
daughter, and it is very refreshing ]
to know that the possibilities for suc
cess and happiness of the farm wo
man have not yet been revealed, for
the reason that her energies in the
past have been wasted in overmuch
service. But the application of science
and scientific methods to farming op
eration by the modern successful
farmer gives the farm woman a
chance to come unto herself and of
fers her an opportunity to dignify
the farm home and magnify the op
portunities there for social develop
ment, culture, refinement and" gen- j
uine happiness. And the man who
owns a little bit of God's earth, where
he can plant things and watch them
grow, where he can build and adorn
a home with modern conveniences, a
spot where he can retreat and feel
himself safe, a place where he can
take a wife, well mated to himself,
united in a common bond of ideals,
labor, and hope, where she can bear
her children and he can watch them
grow and develop into virtuous,
strong and courageous men and wo
men, I would say that this man could
be classed as a modern successful
farmer and has provided a place for
the attainment of the greatest hap
piness on earth.
Trenton, June 4.-One of the lead
ing social events of the season tookj
place at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
H. S. Quarks at 4:30 o'clock Wednes
day afternoon when their daughter,
Leila, became the bride of Wm. D.
Lanham. The ceremony took place
in the spacious living room which was
beautifully decorated with a color |
scheme of pink and white, and bril
liantly lighted with many candles.
While the soft strains of the wedding
march were being played the brides
maids, Misses Sallie Quarles and Em
mie Sheppard, Dolly Quarles and
Clarimonde Sheppard, entered, group
ing themselves about a beautiful em
bankment of ferns and carnations.
They were followed by the bride with
her maid of honor, Miss Lizzie
Quarles, and the bridegroom with his
best man, Preston Lanhom. The bride
took her place beneath a lovely white
bell, from which were suspended
many festoons of pink and white. Im
mediately after the ceremony a de
licious course of cream and old-fash
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Silk Dresses in solid colors, also poker
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Men's and boys' Union Suits,
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LADIES' HATS-A shipment just arrived that we <Jjo QC
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ioned pound cake was served, the col
ar scheme being carried out. The
aride and bridegroom left on an ex
;ended trip after which they will be
it the home of the bridegroom's pa
rents at Roper. The many handsome
presents which consisted of silver,
2ut glass and china, were displayed.
The bride wore a handsome going
iway suit of brown tricotine with ac
cessories to match. She is the young
est daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. S.
Ruarles of Trenton and is very popu
lar throughout Edgefield county.
The bridegroom is a prominent
young farmer, is the youngest son of
;he Rev. P. B. Lanham of Roper.
The out of town guests were : Miss
2s Clarimonde and Emmie Sheppard
md Sallie Quarles of McCormick,
Miss Dolly Quarles of Ridge Spring,
Prenton Lanham of Edgefield and
Ben Lanham of Roper.
Where in thunder is thy activity?
Lord, deliver us from any proclivity
To you of high brow scientists,
Who connect up mechanism, immor
Astronomy, mathematics, immorality,
And combine them with a technicality
Anyway his brain may twist.
Where have you been since all crea
What do you do for recreation?
When will you take a vacation
And let us have a rest?
You make us all feel so green
We don't know you like our friend
You cause cold chills' around our
Although we do our best.
How long have you been dormant in
Did your horning cause him much
How long will it take him to ex
So we can comprehend it?
How come this Einstein anyhow,
Let's get rid of bughouse highbrow,
By sending him to some hoosegow,
And there make Stein end it.
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