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for QUEEN ol
Your County's Most Att
man. Sent to Columbi:
Gayety, March
500 South Carolina (?li ls in Palma
festa Queen Contest - Favorite
Young Women In 45 Counties Aro
- Competing for tho Supremo Honor
louring tito llig Week at Colum
bia-Columbia Ko ls os $10,000 aa
an Entertainment Fund at Dig
Masa Mooting.
Every county in South Carolina
(except Richland, which is not in
the contest), ls busy selecting its
most attractive and popular young
woman to go to Columbia during
tho week ot March 28 to April 2 as
representative to the big Palmetto
tState Festival, ono of the most elab
orately planned weeks of pleasure
and social gayety ever held in tho
South. i
The young ladles selected by the
various counties will be sent to Co
lumbia as the special honor guests
of the Palmafesta Association, and
the Capital City. They will be roy
ally entertained for the entire week,
and all expenses will be paid. There
will be dances, parades, a grand ball
at the State House, and many other
features arranged in their honor.
They will be Aimed by one of the
big national movie services, and the
pictures will bo thrown on the
screen far and wide as an adver
tisement of the old Palmetto State.
While these 4 5 representative
young women are in Columbia there
will be held a general election. to
detormine which will have the su
preme honor ol' ruling as Queen of
Palmafesta. This election promises
to be the most Interesting and ex
citing feature of the big week. The
county of Richland and tho city of
Columbia will have no candidate,
the people there casting their bal
lots for tho young women from the
other sections of tho State. The
grand prize awarded to the Queen
will be a complete and elaborate
spring outfit, from hoad to foot.
The big feature parade will center
around the young Indies now being
oh ose/i '?pi tseni their respective
0(nin'.!*v ii: tho State- .vide co?tes!.
'. fiowor-docorated automobile will
)>' i>rovld?ul for each county In the
State, thc name of tito county being
worked out in lloweis in the decora
tive scheme. In these cars will ride
The Koowee Courier, Walhalla, H. C
Gentlemen :
My choleo for Queen of Palmafesta
Name. .
(This Coupon good for ono vote. A
lion to The Kcowoo Courier will ev
Tho following young ladies hat
as contestants for the honor of ret
mafostu in Columbia, and tho one
< ;< once on this groat occasion will
test in the Capital City for tito sill
throw all your votes to ono of the."
flt to enter a new contestant. It il
are lots of votos out, not east for
manner of means derided. Kind y<
not, nominate her and seo that slit
hundreds upon hundreds of vot^s
Miss Annie Kutb Carter, Westmii;
Miss Carrie Darby Harrison, Wall
Miss Pearl IMke, Salem.
.Miss Clara Vernor, seneca.
Miss Kosa MrMiiban, Fair View...
Miss Anna Marett, Westminster. . .
TWO corro ?s i
This week you will lind tv o vt
is good for one vote If clipped ind
choice for representative at I aluin
of this great gala event, in ou Cur
flrvt of April. Tliis Issue, therefore
thousand votes, i.eek them m:
votes east for tho young lady whom
sent Oconeo County in tho Capital
Gathering Will be Hold at School
Auditorium Saturday, Mch. 5.
The noxt regular meeting of the
Oconeo County Toachors'Assoclatlon
will be hold in the auditorium of tho
Sonecnj High School on Saturday,
March 5th, at ll o'clock. As Sen
eca is centrally located lt is hoped
that this meeting will be well at
tended. The weather was such for
thc last mooting in Walhalla that
very few could attend. Consequent
ly the meeting next Saturday has a
groat many things of interest. The
"'Standard Tests" to bo glvert by Mr.
Slsk should interest every teacher
in Oconoe. Another sub*' ;t, "Pro
fessional Improvement K should any
peal to all. Demo- ?ration lesson/
ractive and Popular Wo
i for Week of Social
28 to April 2.
the 45 young women represtuta
lives of the 45 counties of our dear
old South Carolina,
i The Palmafesta Association has
! closed a contract with the world
funious 'Scotch Kilties Baud of 45
pieces. This organiatzion will lead
tho automobile parade ot county del
egates for Queen, and will furnish
two programs of music daily during
the big week
National manufacturers, and auto
mobile dealers throughout South
Carolina, are working together with
the object of making the auto, truck
and tractor show the largest over
put on in the South. Interest in the
"Better Babies" show is being man
ifested in every county of the State,
nnd the "Baby Parade" will be one
of the most interesting attractions.
The "committee in charge of the Style
Show promises some surprises In tho
display of gowiiB and other fashion
able spring apparel for women. New
York models will bo used lu display
ing tho new spring wearables. The j
auto show, Btyfo show and fireworks
display will be staged at the State
Fair Grounds, where elaborate dec
orative arrangements, costing near
ly $10,000, are now being made.
More than $25,000 will be spent
by the Palmafesta Association in the
various features planned for the
week. More than $10,000, raised In
a little less than ono hour at an en
thusiastic mass meeting at the Rich
land County Court House, gave clear
evidence that the people of Colum
bia are not pessimistic as to the fu
ture, and also showed that they aro
determined to provide for the peo
ple of South Carolina a week of fun,
entertainment' and gayety such as
has not heretofore been enjoyed In
this section of the country.
Every spoech made prior to tho
receiving of subscriptions for Pal
mafesta rang with optimism and
confidence, and when tho call for ac
tual subscriptions cams the money
was subscribed quickly. The chair
man of the finance committee, W.A.
Coleman, sot us tho goal ilp.OOO
mid tin crowd came across with the
amount asked for, and won1. .. 1 ttlo
( boy om', lt. Fifteen thousand dollars
Will bc iponl in addition io (he icu
thousand raibo? by pu?iio ??abocrip
is: -
i Yearly, Paid-in-Advnnco Subscrlp
i tit lo the Subscriber to 100 Votes.)
ra been nominated by their friends
?resenting Oconoo nt the great Pnl
of those who is chosen to represent j
be the ono to outer the final con
1 ^renter hon/>r of being chosen as
tho list; maybe you will want to
?o young ladies; maybe you will see
* your privilege to do either. There
any one yet, mid tho race is by no
>ur favorito in tho list if you can; if
^ shall get a rightful share of the
that are still floating about.
inter . ,. 1,307
iain . 701
. 700
. 700
. ?00
?ting coupons in The Courier. Each
sent in with tho .name of your first
if OS ta and contestant for Quoenshlp
>itnl (Mtv tito last of March mid the
, will contain tho possibility of five
Interest your friends in getting the
l you tldnk best qualified to repre
of our State during Pnlinafcstu.
will be given in tho primary and In
termediate departments.
'Lunch will bc sold by tho Domes
tic Sclonco Dopartmont of tho local
school. This mothbd was voted by
the association, and was tried at
our mooting nt Westminster. lt
proved to be tho bost arrangement
that wo have been able to find.
As president of the association I
make a special appeal for a better
attend7 nee of the teachers at our
mont/ ,y meetings. South Carolina
Edur" <tlon quotes ono of our county
sup' /Intendants of education as say
ing that he does not believe a teach
er tfho is not willing to affiliate her
ne f with the county association, and
v ,to will not attend Its meetings, is
orth much to her school or to the
/ounty. This is good logic.
/ J. P. Coates,
f Presldeut County Association.
'i ?
*!. ??* .!? H? * *I- ?I? ?I? * A * * *
Tho cotton farmer and his family.
Why? *
Bocauao we have chaioted our
selves to cotton for over one hun
dred years for every ono to got rich
but the farmer. They can educate
their children, hire servants, but wo
cotton farmers get nothing for our j
labor-but we go In and plant more j
cotton to make more rich men to j
rear more children to call us "hay- |
Boeds" and "old country bucks."
The spinners of two continents
met last year lu New Orleans and
raised a howl for more cotton. They
said, "The South must raise fifteen
million bales, and wo will guarantee
a fair profit above production." Did
we get it? No. Now they say that
there are nine million bales of sur
plus cotton to carry over. Nine mil
lion hales of what? Low grades and
Unters. The man who tells you that
there will be a million bales of good ;
and strict middling cotton by next j
August tolls a Ho bleeker than mid
night in Norway. We are paying to
day fifty cents to five dollars a
pound for low grade cotton products.
Examine your roping and see if it
Isn't made of low grade cotton and
linters. Examine the cotton goods
you buy to-day and see if the filling
isn't made from low grade cotton.
Sixty per cent of tho cotton goods
that we buy In Oconee is made from
low grade cotton. The finer grades
of cloth are shipped to where they
know they can't pan off such stuff.
But we do not know any better.
Does the government help us? Let
us see. We asked for the farm loan
system. They gave It to us, and then
they found out that a few poor ten
ants would own their homes, and
they tied it up In court until the
next generation.
This fall we asked for credit, and
they said, "No, take your medicine."
Wo have got to melt one hundred
million silver dollars and send it to
England so they can coln lt and
send lt over to India to the snake
charmers, for they are getting un
ruly-; and they loaned billions to
The railroad howled and said
"More, pay," and Uncle Sam said,
"Pay them, and we will charge more
freight on cotton, for we have got
I tho cotton farmer where he can't,
howl.' Fertilizer mea said, "?tick
it to them while the dicking ig
good." And now they say, "Pay tts
or wo will sue you." How cnn we pay
with nothing to pay with':
Cotton mills are still paying divi
dends. Have you heard of a merch
ant "busting" in Oconee /.ounty?
'Have you heard of a farmer that is
not "busted?" 'Listen, men! Let us
make a sure enough cotton famine.
How? Plant everything to eat for
man and beast, and then plant some
cotton. Look at our grocery stores
full of Maine-grown potatoes, but
ter beans, soup boana, California
fruit, cannod tomatoes, beans, okra
poaches, hominy, cheese, fat-back
peaji, flour, pickles, meal, lard, vin
egar, timothy hay, candy, peanuts
pop-corn, mules and hay. lt ls t
shanie to us. Lot us quit lt. Wha
can we raise hero In Oconee? Hon
aro a few things that we shoult
have on our tables during the year
Cornbread, green boans, ronstinj
ears, pumpkin, buttor beans, sou]
beans, English and field peas, swoo
potatoes, Irish potatoes, mustard
Brussels sprouts, pie plant and egi
plant, squash, cucumbers, boots, to
mat?os, lettuce, celery, cabbage
okra, watermelons, muskmelons
onions, apples, poaches and plums
grapes, raspberries, dewberries am
strawberries, blackberries, figs am
poars. Any of the above can bo cnn
nod, prosorvod, Jollied or dried, am
lt is easy to can or dry our beef am
sausage, backbones and ribs, home
made molasses and honey, ham nm
shoulders and sides. We can hnv
chickens, eggs, butter and milk, plo
and custards, leo cream, pop cor:
with sugar and cream, extracts fror
chorrles, grapes, strawberries am
othor small fruits; poanuts for pea
nut butter, peanut gravy, peanu
custards, peanut^ for hog3 and cows
peanuts parched and raw, and otho
things. You know what they aro an
how to rnlse thom. If you don'
know how. you had bettor quit fam
ing and go to bogging and lot you
wlto and children do tho fnrminf
All these things cnn bo grown 1
Oconeo, and moro, too, for wo hav
got the host county between th
i North and South Poles.
Say, men! If you'll buy a nie
registered hog, dont' you try to mak
a fino hog out of lt by balancing hi
rations, and if Ood gives you n bab:
don't you want him to he bette
than you are? Of course you di
Well, balance his rations-ralf
peanuts for him, pop-corn, hom*
made candy, fruits and herries, ic
, cream, and raies all these thine
I that are essential to the hums
\ body's welfare-raise them yourse
Our One (1) Cent Shoe Sale was a success. It
has been attended by many of our customers, friends
and many new customers. But we realize that
there were a good many people that were not able
to come out to this Sensational Sala last Saturday
and Monday. To these people we are offering one
more dayTON NEXT SATURDAY-the same
$3.95 Shoe Table
A table full of Ladies' and Chil
dren's Shoes, in Gun Metal and Kids,
regular $5.00 values. Buy a pair at
the above price and get another pair
off the same table at only
$6*45 Shoe Table,
Consisting of Real Fine Shoes in
Black and Brown Kid, in French
and Military Heels. Sold as high as
high as $9.00. Buy a pair at the
above price and get another pair off
the same table at only
$4.95 Shoe Table
: This table is- filled with the Best
Shoes we carry-some for dressy
wear and for school use, serviceable
and good looking. Buy a pair at the
above price and get another pair off
the same table at only
$7.95 Shoe Table
This lot consists of Ladies' Flue
Shoes that sold as high as $12.50.
Now they are only $7.95. Buy a
pair at this price and get another pair
at only
Westminster, S. C.
-and make good, bright, healthy
children out of your boys and girls.
But if you want to raise all cotton
and feed him on Western fat-back,
New Orleans molasses, cornbread |
and peas, don't expect anything but '
a fool out of him, for you will crack '
bis little splno picking cotton before j
he is ten years old to pay for more
tat-back and Western feed. If we
will raise everything good to eat and
just a little to spare, and some cot- j
ton to pay our honest debts with, in j
five yours we will bo the greatest
county in Dixie. Let us do it. In-!
stead of our wives and mothers hoc- I
lng and picking cotton nnd trotting ?
to tho house about 11 o'clock to'
half cook a litle Western dinner,
they can stay in tho house, have a
nico, clean dining room and a good,
wholesome dinner at 12 o'clock. Try
lt, and seo how much better your
stomach will feel! Once tried, you
would never want them In a cotton
field again. 'How ninny comforts do
tho cotton farmers have? Let us seo.
The bath-room for tho whole family
ls the bed-room, his bath-tub ls a
ton-cent wash-pan, nnd ho hn|s a
cake of "cloan-onsy" sonp; his
lights are two 20-cont lamps with
tho globes broken; his wash-plnco
consists of two wooden tubs and a
"battling stick." and is located
about two hundrod feet from tho
well. The wator-works comprise an
old rickety well about a hundred
feet from tho house, and the wife
has about fifty buckets of water a
day to carry up tho high back steps.
Look around and seo If this isn't
Just about correct. I don't believe
you'll find two do^.en bath-tubs In
Oconeo on the cotton farms. That
ls the result of raising cotton with
which to get the money to pay for
supplies from tho West.
Now, men, let us quit this hang
ing around town howling "hard
times." Let's get down to business,
raiso our supplies and raise somo
cotton to pay our carry-over debts;
make our land rich with wheat, oats
and rye and vetch, buckwheat, vel
vet beans, cowpeas and clovers; and
as our land grows richer our bur
dens will grow lighter and our stock
fatter and our children will love
their homes better and stay on the
farm to build better homes and bet
ter schools and churches, and they
will havo moro conveniences-and
Oconee will prosper and her people
bo happy. ,
Will we do it?
Next week I will give you a his
tory called "The Little Pest from
tho Seed to the Finished Product'.'
A Farmer.
-A Trus story;
Secretary Lawson Purdy of the
Charity Organization society,* said In
a recent address: ,
"Unorganized giving usually does
more barm than good. Let me, tell
you a true story.
"A lady las* week besought her hus
band with tears in her eyes to buy
her a set of near-coney furs which abe
had seen in a Flft?i avenue shop
marked down to $1,000.
" 'My love,' her husband said, 'I
can't do lt. This very day 1 sub
scribed $1,000 to save poor dear old
Slnnlokson from bankruptcy.
"The lady a few days later rushed
loto her husband's office in great ex
".Tack, what do you thinkT* she
cried. 'You know that $1,000 set of
nenr-coney furs I wnnted you to buy
for me? Well, I .saw them on Mrs.
Slnnlokson In Fifth avenue this after
noon.' "
Consolation In Fatigue Couch.
It will be n revelation to many to
And how sure an aid electricity has
boon and still ls tn troubles small and
great, from the neurasthenic with
logorrhea and the woman who ls "so
ill as to think she is 111 when she ls
not," to tho despondent, mutilated,
war-spent soldier with Increasing
paralysis, says the Now York Medical
Journal in a review of Dr. J. Curtis
Webb's "Electrotherapy."
It can soothe and banish all those
everyday attacks of headache, tics,
neuritis, find make all nerves Ap
proach the happy condition of th?
ninth one. Only those who have test*
ed the restfulness of what ls sometimes
termed the fatigue couch can appro
eiste Its consoling power.
Strangs If Tm?.
Property Man-This stage ll about
to be uplifted. Mike.
Electrician-How do you get that
w?y ?
Property Man--Thls here prop Hst
for that there farce comedy company
In the ofllng doesn't call for a bed In
?ny way. shape or form 1-Buffalo Bbc?
?Subscribo for The Courier. (Bost)
I have nice, stocky Plants,, just
tho right size to sot out. It will
pay you to have plenty of Farly
Cabbago lu your srarden..
Charleston and Early. Jersey
Flat Dutch,
Succession and Early- Summer.
Less than 5 thousand a* $1.50
per thousand.
ti to 10 thousand a* $1.38 per
10 thousand and over at $ 1.2ft
ncr thousand. -
Cnn make Prompt Shipment.
Rend money with order.
Plants by mall, ?Oe. per hun
dred, prepaid'.
C. F. HcttHintfton,
( 7-12* ) MEGCETT, S. C.
State of South Carolina,
County of Oconeo.
(In Court of Common Pleas.)
Ex Parte
I Mrs. L, V. Brewer, widow, and her
six minor Children, to wit: J. V.
Browor, Furman Brower, Henry
Brewer, Rosa Brewer, Ruby Brew
er and Myrtie Brower,
In Ro
Estate of J. A. Brewor, Deceased.
To Whom it May Concern:
Please take notice that Mrs. L. V.
Browor, widow, and hor six minor
children, nbovo named( have made
application to mo, stating that she
is tho hoad of a family, and asks that
a Homostoad Exemption bo sot oft to
her and hor children aforesaid, in
the real estafo of J. A. Brewer, de
ceased, In Oconee county, South Ca
rolina, not to oxcoed in value the
sum of $1,000.00, and also a home
stead Exomption in the porsonal
property of said deceasod, not to
oxcoed In value the sum of $500.
That said petition will be heard by
me, at my office, at Walhalla, S. C.,
on FRIDAY, March 25th, 1921, at
ll o'clock A. M.
Master for Ooonee County, S. C.
a.eg 1. - ?' ,.."? ga i . .LI
The best ebony comos from tho
East Indies.
Subaoribe for The Courier. (Best)

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