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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!
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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.
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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
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Tonkawa, Oklahoma,
february 22, 1922. m
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Items From Flat Rock. hc
Ve have had some pretty sun-shiny
ather, but it has changed to rain Ni
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?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
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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
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"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.
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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.

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