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VOL. 87 EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESrAY, MARCH i, 1922 No. 4 JOHNSTON LETTER. Social Service Institute Held. Town Library Attractive. Reciprocity Meeting Attended. * On Thursday of the past week a So cial Service Institute was held at the Methodist 4hur?h, the Missionary So ciety acting as the hostess. A large delegation was expected, but there were only twenty-six representatives . from the following churches: Colum bia, Green Streetand Shannon churches; Edgefield, Gilbert, Leesville, Ridge, Harmony, Spanns, Pond Branch. .The local Missionary Society was well rep resented, and visitors from the other churches came to profit by the day's service. The subject for the day, "So cial Service," is a phase of work that can reach all through its democratic effort. The most blessed human en deavor is service; the service that edu cates and builds, and makes this world a better and happier place to live in. Service is now the bpirit of" the hour, and it blesses him that gives and him that receives. It is the helping hand extended unselfishly; it is bread cast upon waters. Service touches at the heart of things as nothing else can. So with this great subject for discus sion there were forceful talks, and each one was impressed and felt a long ing to be doing her part. The pastor of the church, Rev. David Kellar, con ducted the morning service, and Mrs. H. M. Greneker of Edgefieid presided over the meeting. Mrs. R. L. Keaton of Columbia, conference superintendent of Social Service, spoke on this topic. She out lined four different kinds of service, legislative, co-operative, work of or ganization, evangelistic. "Christ was the ideal social service worker," she said. ^Irs. R. E. Stackhouse of Columbia spoke on International Work." She is an earnest speaker, and she was heard with interest upon the subject, and having resided here when her husband was pastor of this church, she had many warm friends before her, her presence being a pleasure to all. Mrs. Keaton spoke in the afternoon on "The Negro Problem." She said we should investigate their homes, schools and churches, and work through them, and also teach them to work for themselves. Kindness, she said, is the only language the negro understands. At the conclusion of the morning ser vice, a most delightful luncheon was served in the Sunday school room, and all had the pleasure of talking with the two splendid speakers and meeting the delegates. Those from here to go over to Co lumbia on Friday, to hear Sousa, were Mrs. 0. D. Black, Messrs. John How ard and Oscar Black, Mrs. G. D. Walk er and Mrs. F. H. Williams. The many friends of Mr. William Bouknight will be happy to know that his condition is most favorable, and it is hoped that it will not be so long be fore he can be back to home and friends. Dr. and Mrs. C. P. Corn have been for a visit to the home of the latter's father, Mr. William Strother. Misses Clara, Daisy, Maud and Gladys Sawyer spent part of last week at Aiken with their sister, Mr3. Henry Clark. Miss Blanch Sawyer has returned to Darlington, where she holds a position. Mrs. M. R. Wright visited relatives in Columbia during the past week. The Town Library is a very attrac tive place now that more new books have come in. It is opened twice a week, and many are getting out books. The membership fee is $1.00, and for those that do not care for membership a small monthly fee is accepted, Mrs. Gus Powell died at her home near town on last Friday, after a short illness. She was a good christian wo man, and was nearing ninety years of age. The interment was made at Rocky Creek church burying ground. Mrs. Grace Crouch of Mullins is spending awhile here in the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Crouch. Mrs. Sallie Stanfield of Aiken has been for a visit in the home of her brother, Mr. J. M. Turner. Mrs. James White spent the past week at Leesville with her daughter, Mrs. Thomas Mitchell. Mr. and Mrs. David Howard and family will go to High Point, N. C., on Friday, where they will make their home. Mr. Howard has accepted a position there. Their departure is re gretted, for they were kind friends and ! Qui! S OJ a W d< Si tx of gi so m W; W sk be da Wi Rc Mi ] sp< Mi 1 pie Ed 1 nit da] we 1 da] ' 1 R. the anc nig tri j IV sun Tue V of] Hai she syn T. onlj M sect Hoi Ai th*e F. \ m Tl chit Gen well and out neighbors, and will be greatly missed. Mrs. John Wright is the guest of Mrs. Sallie R. Owen at Bamber?. Mrs. Robert Cartledge of Greenwood spent last week here with her sister, Mrs. Ben Wright. The music club met with Miss Gladys Sawyer on Tuesday, and plans were made for "The Spin tera' Rejuvina tion," a play to be given in a short while, the proceeds to be used to re imburse the treasury. A very enjoyable program was had, a good paper on "Immigration Has Af American Music." being given by Mrs. M. T. Turner. Piano Selections: Misses Barre, Saw yer, Watson and Mrs. G. D. Walker. The Swedish Klapp Daus was executed by twelve little children. Voice: Mrs. C. L. Moore. The hostess served dainty sandwiches and tea. An invitation to attend Reciprocity meeting was received here by the clubs. Mrs. Joe Cox and Mrs. J. H. White were the only two here that attended. Mrs. Cox represented the music club is the president, Miss Denny could not ittend, and Mrs. White represented ;he New Century club, Mrs. Waters, jresident, being unable to attend. She .epresented also the library association, >f which she is president. Miss Antoinette Denny spent the veek-end with friends at Aiken. Miss Carrie Bell Stevens was quite ick during the past week. t The Lott school, which has been aught by Mrs. Ed Dasher, closes with his month. Mrs. Dasher and her as istant have made splendid teachers, nd the term was a very successful ne. Mr. Marion Rhoden and Miss Viola lerrin will be married on Thursday of bis week and every one is interested i the happy union of these two young eople. After their marriage ""and oney-moon they will reside in the ome of Mr. J. A. Lott. Antioch News. There was no preaching at Antioch unday, the church being without a istor, but the members met a*id held business meeting. Our Sunday scbool is doing nicely ith Mr. H. H. Sanders as superinten ;nt. We are to have prayer meeting every jnday afternoon, which we think will ? a great help. We are sorry to report a great deal sickness in the community, but are ad to say that little Cecil Holmes, n of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Holmes, is uch improved after being very sick iib pneumonia. ^ The many friends of Mr. G. W. ood are sad to know that he improves )wly. We sincerely hope he will soon well again. Miss Ola Gardner returned home Sun y after a stay of two very pleasant ?eks with relatives anti friends at ?d Hill. She was accompanied by ss Lourie Johnson. Mrs. T. P. Lyon and little Maxie ?nt a happy day with Miss Ellie and .s. Ida Mims last week. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Holston spent a l?sant day Monday with relatives in gefield. \i few young people of our commu y enjoyed a 'possum hunt last Fri f night. They had lots of fun as ll as good luck. i/?iss Dehae, our principal, spent Sun 1 with relatives in Augusta. diss Inez Quarles, also Mr. and Mrs. 0. Quarles, of North Augusta, were ! guests of the latters' parents, Mr. 1 Mrs. Charlie Eubanks, Monday ht. Ir. Grady Pettigrew made a flying ? to Johnston Sunday, lessrs. C. C. Jones and C. A. Brun motored to Augusta on business ;sday. ife were sorry to hear of the death Mrs. D. T. Sanders of Ridge Spring, zing lived in our community awhile had many friends here. Especial ?pathy is felt for her daughter, Mrs. L. Walker, who could be with her j a short while before her death, [ra. 0. J. Holmes of the Red Hill ;ion was with her son, Mr. W. L. mes, a few days of the past week, r. John Mundy of Edgefield spent week-end with his aunt, Mrs. W. Vest. V h fi S' ii SI h tl ts w a Ol S( rr in et w si rc Iii "i w sa di K pe eij to do m< Wi of fr* as: ha we nen c eaever You Need a G?nerai Tonic Take Grove's ie Old Standard Grove's Tasteless I Tonic is equally valuable as a eral Tonic because it contains the . known tonic properties of QUININE IRON. It acts on the Liver, Drives Malaria, Enriches tb e.Bl ood and ds up the Whole System. 50 cents. ure nig \ Ed( goo pile \ sid IV froi day lane L Liz; Al fan ton Sr Kit Miss Florette Mima Writes or Washington's Birthday. Dear Advertiser: No inspiration has come to me dur ing the past past week. The days'have passed with a savage sameness. Only the number 22 on the calendar has made any difference. ? I am not in a fitting frame of mind to celebrate* the birthday of the "Fa ther of His Country," for the U. P. S. did not have a holiday. Tho rain poured all day and suddenly this evening the wind began to blow at some several miles an hour, and the air chilled me through and through. . I think when I leave this profession that I shall go into the banking busi ness or the post-office-department, for those two professions have holidays on the slightest provocation. One begins to feel that it is much more important to get a letter tooday than it was for America to have had her freedom from tyrannical % George III. As I said, we celebrated the day by going to school, and since Wednesday is the one day in the week set aside for chapel, we sang various patriotic songs in the same way that an Ameri-, can audience always sings them. The Star Spangled Banner is ever like some startlingly new hymn, suddenly assign ed the congregation to sing, we start Dut on the first line glibly, rising with nimbleness to our feet. By the time ?ve have reached the second verse we ire standing on tip toe and lookjng ?eavenward as though those acts might ?elp us to reach the high notes. By ;he time we have reached the last verse ve are out with Francis Scott Key. America and the world in general, bav ng so recently split our throats. Noftune to any patriotic song has the >ep and catchiness-of Dixie. I wish hat some public spirited citizen would ?ut some words to it that would suit all ectionsof the country. There is some hing about the tune that ignites-one's ervor. Mr. Gabriel del Orbe, an artist onthe iolin and, in Spaniard, has arrived 1 ere from Mexico. City to teach violin ; or the rest of the tenu. He doefeqk ? peak English very well and- -.rai JCiy- : lg to hum the tune to the different ] 3ngs, when we came to "America," e asked me if that were not "God Save ie King," and I told him that we had iken the tune from the English, This reminded me of the time when I as in Canada several years ago.Twas C ttending services in a Methodist church i Christmas afternoon. During the 1 ?rvice they played what I thought 1 lust be "America." So I began sing- t g lustily ,?My Country 'Tis of Thee," ( ;c. Suddenly I discovered that the S ords that I was singing seemed to be \ ightly different from those of the a ist of the congregation. I turned to t ?ten, and found them to be singing t God Save the King" to the tune with t hich I'was so familiar. Needless to Q y I stopped and listened, though I dn't care in the least whether the J mg was saved or not or what hap med to him. d It really seems to me that the for jn countries have more of an inborn tl /e of their National anthems than we a: . Perhaps it is because they are si )re musical, but I know no better 3 iy of showing love of country in time o: peace than by learning and singing al )m our hearts, songs which historical h< ?ociations and love of our native land ai ve made dear to our hearts. ci FLORENCE MI MS, m Tonkawa, Oklahoma, february 22, 1922. m - th Items From Flat Rock. hc Ve have had some pretty sun-shiny ather, but it has changed to rain Ni v. . qi ?rain is looking real pretty. ra irs. O'Neal Timmerman spent Sat- an lay with Mrs. Sam Agner. ea liss Mildred Bussey spent Saturday ht with Miss Sadie and Fannie Dow. Ve see that Mr. Sam Agner and Mr. Dy lie are going to have something aj id to eat by the looks of the wood wj co: Irs. Sam Agner has been on the ^Q list for several days. [r. Wiley Agner has just returned j... n Greenwood after spending several . s with his sister, Mrs. J. P. Hoi- , foi ittle Bennie Dow spent Sunday with sie and Myrtis Agner. ' [r. J. E. Agner is starting about his 001 n. Said he wanted to plant his cot- c^? before the boll weevil woke up. *aji - nei ? King's New Biscwan T lt THE COUGH. CIT.ES THE LUNGS, we 1 Calls on Farmers to Help Save Tax. A call to the farmers and landown ers of the state to rally to the cause and help the house of representatives adopt a tax program that will greatly relieve the present burdens by urging senators who are against the ways and l means committee and finance committee income tax bill to change their attitude and support this income tax measure, was issued yesterday by Senator Neils Christensen of Beau fort, who is leading the fight for the adoption of the new tax program in the state. "The income tax bill is the founda tion on which rests the more equal distribution of taxes," Senator Chris tensen said, "and there is just one more chance for the income tax bill of the house and of the senate finance committee. It can be saved by the farmers and landowners and no one else." "This bill is a real income tax bill," Senator Christensen declared in speaking of the ways and means com mittee measure and the finance com mittee bill. "The McGee bill is charg ed by able lawyers to be unconstitu tional and illegal. It was offered by men who denounce the principle of an income tax arid announce they submit to it now on compulsion." Must Act Quickly. Senator Christensen calls upon th? people to wire, write and come in person to see that the income tax bill is passed in order that the great tax ! burdens may be lifted from,the far mers. . 1 1 "There is just one more chance for the income tax bill of the house of representatives and senate finance committee. It can be saved by the ? farmers and landowners and no one j else. There is a week to do it in. j There is no time to organize. If every . man and woman interested "Will write, . wire, telephone or see members of t the senate the growing popular sup- , port of the house tax reform pro- . jram may save the day. It is more ef fective- to see them at home or in Cp umbia, Mr. Christensen said. f c "Car the farmers and others intex ?sted get any two of 23 senators to ^ :hange . their vote of last night? If wo senators will reconsider they will :arry the bill. .'Here are the opposing senators: -X] Sailes, Baskin, Black, Bonham, But- -f er, Duncan, Goodwin, Hart, Hamil- fl on, Mason, McCall, McCrary, Mc- h 5ee, Moise, Ragsdale, Jeremiah j, Smith, Watkins, Wells, Wideman, j, Villiams, Young, Baker, H. L. Smith y? nd Massey. They want to carry out ^ he wishes of the people. It is up to n he people to let them know what ^ heir wishes are," continued Mr. ^ ?hristensen. . tl "The income tax bill is the foun- d: ation on which rests the more equal hi istribution of taxes. ai '"This bill which was approved by Vi ie senate finance committee was set O side by the senate for the McGhee tc lbstitute bill last week by a vote of T 2 to to ll, and last night by a vote ar I 23 to 20, so the current in the sen- V? ;e has set strong against it. The lt; juse will not agree to the substitute th id then the senate will have to de- ^a de if it will insist on its amend- UI ent. in "Either the house or the senate ^a ust give in or kill the bill. If two of w^ e 23 will change and vote for the- T ?use bill, it will win. bij by "This bill is a real income tax bill. 0 one has charged there is any . lestion as to its legality. It will ise at least $1,500,000' annually . id reduce taxes over three mills ,' of ch year. He Against Principle. "The McGhee substitute is charged able lawyers to be unconstitution and illegal. It was offered by men '? io denounce the principle of an in- tha me tax and announce they submit thi it now on compulsion. oui "Why sincere senators insist on is s substitute is more than I can un- lea rstand. After hearing them argue onl * days the objections were appar- wo; 1 on first reading. woi 'The house and senate finance mei nmittee bill is offered by men who nin impion the principle of the income daj : and want it established perma- goe ltly. goii 'We must play safe. If^he courts flyii Tturn our income tax law on which whi depend for next year's revenue Pre the state will be plunged into a big ?vdebt. "The hour has struck for the farm ers and landowners. Are they inter ested enough to make themselves heard next week. "By letters, telegrams and verbal messages men and women represent ing every section of the state, have commenced my fight for the tax re form program this week. To each of them and to each reader of these lines let me say: If you can come to Columbia early next week, come and help put this bill over. The senate meets Monday night. You are need ed. The enemy is here. It is a more far reaching contest than you may realize. This fight can only be won by men tremendously in earnest and willing to sacrifice their time and speak out."-The State. Uufair and Unjust. It is very unfair and unjust for members of the legislature in discuss ing the appropriations for the depart ments of the government to make personal attacks on the heads of de partments, as-we understand was the case in discussion of the educational department, when some very unkind remarks were made in regard to Mr. Swearingen. In the first place, Mr. Swearingen is not the department, and if the appropriation should be made, it should be without reference to the man who happens at the time to fill thc office. In other words, what ever may be the feeling of the mem ber of the legislature toward any state officer he should be big enough to rise above personal felings and io what is right and just and proper. In the second place, it is neither right nor manly to attack % man in a forum in which you are protected and ie has no right of reply or answer, it is neither a manly nor a brave ( ;hing to do. And we are surprised ] :hat certain members of the legisla- , .ure have indulged in that sort of hing, especally in the discussion of he educational department. We hold nojbrief for Mr. Swearin- ^ ren. In fact, he docs not need any ^ me to defend him, and if he was giv- c .n the privilege of reply in the same " brum there is no doubt in the mind * f any one who knows him that he . ould take care of himself. We will ay this, however. There is no man .. ri South Carolina who is better in- ^ ormed as to the needs of the schools " a lian Mr. Swearingen, and we do not elieve there is a man who is more iterestcd in taking progressive steps i educational matters than he is, and rho is doing more in that regard than e is. It is in no sense a penbna? ^ latter, but one that concerns several . undred thousand children of this ? ;atf and Mr. Swearingen is only ie spokesman for these little chil- ^ ren and making an honest effort to j? alp them to develop into true men id women and to give them the ad- t., intages to which they are entitled. ' ur schools are but the great fae iries of the state for the manufac- g ire, so to speak, of men and women, id their first duty should be to de- ^ ilop good citizens. The state through 3 legislature has promised to furnish 1 e'capital with which to run this big *jj ctory, and it should not fail to live a ) to its agreement. And Mr. Swear gen as the head o^fche machinery ?e s simply stated to the legislature in lat is necessary to keep the wheels ming, and no good can come to this ^ r business and its orderly conduct so attacks on the head, and in a fo m in which he has no word or re 7 or explanation, and it is unfair d unjust and does not help the or rly conduc;' of the great business ? running the schools.-Newberry Cl] ?raid and News. Ul. _ el Economy and Work. m< C? ft cannot be emphasized too often ^ it economy and hard work are the no ngs necessary to deliver us from w( . present financial situation. There a : no doubt that the people have G. med the economy lesson. We have' wi y to fear that they will not go to eh rk to make as they have gone to vo' il; to save. The man who com- wt nces his farm work with the begin- str g of the year, who works every CU] ' in the year, who plants early, E. s to work early and works late, is ha' ng to come out of this fight with ele ig colors. It is a desperate battle as ch he is to fight but he can win.- ele ss and Banner.' COI Education Board Helps Pres byterian . College. Clinton, Feb. 24. President D. M. Douglas has received a telegram from. Dr. Arnett, secretary of the general education board known as the Rock efeller foundation, stating that the board had appropriated $125,000 to wards $375,000 for increased endow ment. That is, the board is to give $125,000 and.the college is to raise $250,000, all to be permanently in vestigated for an endowment^ fund. ' In order to fill thii condition ?it will not be necessary to put on a new campaign, if all the money sub scribed in the million dollar campaign is collected. The general education, board will make no gifts to a college until it is absolutely out of debt. The college is carrying an indebtedness of approximately $30,000. It will be ne cessary to pay this as well as to col lect the above stated amount before the board will make its contribution. In addition to paying debts and in creasing endowment, the college ex pects to put up a new gymnasium, build two professors' homes and add to its equipment, out of the funds coming in from the million dollar campaign. Therefore, if all subscrip tions to the million dollar campaign, are not fully collected it is going to be necessary to put on another cam paign in order" to fill this condition. The Presbyterian church in South Carolina is strong and wealthy, but until recently has spent very little on its educational institutions. The wealthy men and women have hesitat ed in putting large sums in the Pres byterian college because they seemed to feel a little uncertain about its fu ture. This gift, with the collections from the rfiillion dollar campaign, will put the college firmly upon, it's feet. It will then be out of debt, have ?xcellent equipment, and a perma nent endowment of something over M00.000. . Every educator who examined the :ollege recently has spoken in the lighest terms of its work and equip nent. Dr. Sage of the general educa ;ion board visited the college last ipring. His board had frequently de fined to make an appropriation to he college. He stated to the presc ient that practically as soon as he aw the college he knew he was go ng to make a favorable raport, and he board did at that time appropri te $5,000 for the increase of profes ors' salaries. Dr. Arnett visited the ollege in the fall. He said to the resident that he was delighted with verything about the college and com ?ented particularly upon the attrac iveness and cleanliness ^f the build igs. A professor in Tulane univer ity was selected by the head of the ducation work in the Southern Pres byterian church to visit all the col iges of the chui*ch and make a' re ort to him. His report of the Pres yterian college was exceedingly jmplimentary and he stated that he ited it as one of the four best in the Duthern Presbyterian church. Dr .Douglas says the Presbyterians ! South Carolina now have a won ;rful opportunity Lo build up a .eat church college in the state, 'ealthy nen and women can not find better investment. A number of lople have remembered the college their wills. The college now needs a imber of new buildings and the en fwment should soon be brought up at least $1,000,000. The world rely needs the kind of spiritual idership the college is furnishing. Mayoralty Race Although the bi-ennial muni pal election, inv which a. ayor ann six councilmen are ected, is yet more than two onths off, it appears that the rnpaign has practically open . Mr. W. W. Adams an-' unced his candidacy last ?ek through letters mailed to number of voters and Dr. J. Edwards has stated that he ll be a candidate for ra ?ctien. All legally qualified ters, both men and women, io do not hold a county regi ation certificate should pro re one at once from tylr. W. Lott and later they will also ve to register for the town ction. No one can register a voter in the municipal ction who does not hold a mty registration certificate.