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Not an Ardent Admirer of Men fron
Missouri-As to "Pen" Law.
Madison, April 15, 1921.
Editor Keowee Courier:
In regard to the financial troubler,
of the County .Supervjior, will sa>
that so far as we are Individuall)
concerned we do not think it will
hurt us much, for Mr. Shockley tc
build the "missing link" on the new
road owing to the fact that tho new
steel bridge across Chauga will prob
ably be completed in about two week?
and the old, abandoned railroad bed
is b?ing repaired from Westminster
to Tugaloo river. When lt is finished
we will have the best road from
Westminster to Tugaloo rlvor that
we have ever had, and ono of the
best roads in tho county. I wus Just
writing because t wai in sympathy
with tho citizens of the whole coun
try north of Madison to Long Creek
and to tho North Carolina line. That
country is full of roads and several
mail routes. Many of the roads are
practically impassable now, and il
there is no work dono on them until
next year they will have to be aban
Mr. 'Editor, how do you expect to
got your paper circulated through
that country without any roads? The
mail carriers haven't any flying ma
chines. They will have to have roads
or abandon the mail routes.
"Mr. Shockley is- told that If bc
""exceeds his 19'21 appropriation for
roads he will land In tho peniten
tiary." If that is law, why has ll
never, been enforced until now? ll
that law had been put In force the
penitentiary would have been fuR ol
Supervisors from Oconee county. We
know that lt has been the usual cus
tom for the last twenty years for our
Supervisors to borrow money from
the State Sinking Fund Commission
to run the county business each
year. Why discriminate and make
an exception of Shockley? It seoma
that tho ex->SupervIsor did not have
any appropriation bounds at all. lt
seems that when his term expired he
went out of office In debt about aa
much as Mr. Shockley's appropria
tion amounted to. He has not been
landed In the penitentiary-or, If so,
we have not heard of it.
Now, <Mr. Editor, Cousin *Blllle
Fennell's house jmrty is of no use
if none of them can dance. There
probably will be a time when they
will want to dance. . '
And you. !VTr >r, say that "we
aro from Now, brother,
you aro pori ..ole?me to that
much hoi - ? id that tho Alis
soudan ne/or- believes anything that
he hears because he always bases his
opinion of the other fellow upon
himself. Wo remember that United
States Senator ?>Reed, made famous
by deserting his own party in Con
gross, also was from Missouri, and
now lt seems thnt we have a Missou
rian in Walhalla who thinks it just
right for Mr. Shockley to desert his
friends-his roads, his mall routes,
his reputation and all-Just to please
one Missourian.
But Mr. Shockley will only do that
when he ls obliged to.
J. A. Cook.
? Local Notes from I iii tie River.
Little River, April 16.-Special:
Tho farmers are enjoying a few days
of wet weather after such flue wea
ther for the past month. The farm
ers have done much more work this
spring than was done this time last
Mrs. J. L. Talley ls spending a few
days with her son, W. H. Talley, ot
-Elisha P. Holden ls spending a few
weok8 with home folks. Mr. Holden
has been a patient In the Greenville
(Base Hospital for tho past sis
months. Wo hope ho will bo enjoy
ing perfect health soon.
Mr. and Mrs. P. N. Bryson made
a business trip to Seneca recently,
Mr. Bryson is numbered among our
most progressive farmers and baa
plenty of corn and drives fine stock,
Claude Pearson and family, of Flat
ShoaTS, were recent visitors to rela
tives and friends in this community,
Joe Cantrell, of Keowee River,
spent a short while recently with bia
fathor, Ri L. 'Cantroll. Ho reports a
great deal of farm work done In his
section of tho county also.
Rev. Jeffcoat filled his appoint
mont at Smeltzor school house lasl
first Sunday night. There being a
good attendance, he left an appoint
ment for the next first Sunday ot fi
o'clock p. m. Everybody Is cordially
Invited to attend.
E. A. Porry, of Salem, was visit
ing rolatlves and friends in this sec
tion tho past week.
R. L. Madden hns boon doing fine
work at bridge building for our sec
tion. Wo cortainly wore glad to see
it, for it was needed long ago.
Miss Ida Holden Is back with her
home folks after spending a few
months visiting relatives and friends
at Seneca and Newry. Her many
friends hero are Indeod glad to have
her among them again.
Rov. Pick Alexander will preach
I -- " ?
i And Wherefores, mid! Who's to Blaine
*. in Present County Situation.
Editor Koo wee Courier:
Like many others, no doubt, we 1
were much interested in your edi
torial of the 6 th i DB tant, aiuLavou 1
more so in your reply to Mr. Cook, t
in your last issue. t
The condition of our county finan- i
ces, as revealed by you, are nothing i
short of appalling, and we want to e
know who Is to blame, Yet?*, the pub- a
He ls "asking why" and "to Bave
whose neck?" And, if we are not t
mightily mistaken, "the public" ls o
going to make the effort to find out t
and tlx the responsibility for this c
deplorable condition of our county's i
finances. 1
lt would seem from your first edi- "
torial that the cheif reason' for this c
"shortage of funds ls the paying out J
of $52,000 for a Sinking Fund Com- t
mission debt. What particular debt c
was this, please? And by what right g
was tills money diverted? Was it to J
pay maturing bonds issued by Oco- li
nee county? If so, theil cnn you tell c
us, please, what went with tho sink- I
lng fund that we supposed had been t
accumulating for these many years? t
Wo confess our Ignorance; but we 1
bolieve there are many other tax- f
payers In Oconee who are just as
much in the dajk as we ar*, and who t
aro Just as anxious to be enlightened, li
and tho shedding of a little more v
light on this situation could be noth- 1
lng but beneficial. li
We heartily endorse Mr Cook's t
attitude. Our Supervisor has his li
convict gang, and we suppose the 1
county will have to manngu to feed s
tb em somehow. He also has his ma- f
chlnery. so why not ltd. him work s
them where, in his judgment, it will ,s
do the most god? Of course, were S
the Co^ntv Highway Commission dis- I
posed to pay Supervisor Shockley on b
the' same basis as they are paying s
their contractors, whereby bo could tl
realize a little profit to'help along s
on tho other roads, lt might be dif
ferent; but rumor has it that only ti
ono member of that board was will- tl
lng to that proposition, the others, h
thanks, to their frugality, wore only tl
willing to reimburse him for the h
actual expenses incurred. Some c
nerve, to say the least! o
It certainly is loo bad for our
County Supervisor to be so hamp- ti
ered so early in his official career, s
Hands tied-"hog tied," you might 0
say-on the one side. On the other I y
sido, fining tho penitentiary if he c
trios to do anything. Hut somehow ii
wo have an abiding faith that Jim j h
Shockley can pretty nearly take caro J t
of himself if given half a chance
The greatest effort, if rumor ls cor- I t
root, has been to muzzle him. In ! t
fact, we hear "it ain't been done t
yet," and may it not be done until | n
there has been sufficient light shed a
upon the situation, so that every-1 f
one may understand just what ls the
matter-and who is to blame.
W. S. Bearden.
Westminster, S. C., R. F. T).,
' April 14th, 1912.
Notes from Walhalla Route 2.
Walhalla, Route 2, April 18.
Special: Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Stegall
and Alonzo White, of tho Coneross
community, were recent guests of E.
C. Stogall.
Mrs. Charles Smith and little
daughter, Ruth, of Anderson, aro
spending a while as tho welcome
guests of the former's brothers, W.
<S. and E. C. 'Stegall.
John White, of the Oak Grove
vicinity, was a recent guest of his sis
ter, Mrs. Maggie Stegall.
Born, unto Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Snyder, on Sunday, April 3d,'a son.
.Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Stegall and two
daughters, Misses Edna and Rubye,
spent the week-ond with the latter's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. A. W'hite,
of the Oak Grove community.
Mrs. Charles Smith and daughter.
Bu th, accompanlod by tho former's
father, W.M. Stegall, spent the wook
end with B. C. StegalL of the Con
cross community.^
The health of this section is fine
at the present.
Miss Lillian McKee, of Walhalla,
spent sovoral days last week with
her sister, Mrs. Joe Snelgrove.
The population of the earth douil
les every 2 60 years.
at Smoltzor noxt first Sunday at 11
o'clock. The public is cordially in
vited to be present.
Mrs. Ralph McCall, of North Caro
lina, is spending a few days with rel
atives abd friends in this commu
A. V. Galloway's health is very
much Improved, but his father is not
any better, hoing scarcely able to
i j walt on himself.
Rev. Wade Nicholson filled his ap
' j pointaient at Little River church last
' Sunday, and Utero was a good at- a
11 tondance, considering the muddy \
' roads.
i L. A. Lay and othors, of tho Ta
I massoe section, were visiting In.this
i part of the county recently.
If N. Foster, Ex?Superyisor, Writes
Interestingly of Finances.
Richland, S. C., April 18, 1921.
Co the Public:
Referring to tho editorial in The
Ceo wee Courier of April G th, whloh
ead, "Oconee county 1B directly in
he middle of a bad fix," I wish to
Sive a few faot's and f?garos to the
?ubllc, for there aro threo sides, to
iverything-tho inside, the* outside
ind the right side.
First. As to tho mighty Jerk of
he money bag of Oconeo county, tho !
lotual .figures of 'Mr. Shockley and
he actual figures of the Supervisor
?f 1919 will show to the public that
n January, February and March,
919, for these three months I
'jerked" the money bag of Oconee
ounty and only got at the three
orks $10,077.63. This was used for
?ridges, roads and chain gang. Along
ornes Mr. Shockley In 1921 and
;ave Hie money bag threo jerks, for
anuary, February and March, and
ie succeeded In getting tho amount
if $29,336.78, which ho spent for
iridgos, roads and chain gang. With
he three mighty Jerks of each of us
here ls a difference of $19,259.15 in
921 over 1919. Do not figures speak
or themselves?
As to the "channel" into which
he money bag was emptied, right
lore allow mo to state the $52,233.34
vh\ch .Mr. Shockley paid to tho Sink
ng Fund 'Commission for money I
ind borrowed with which to work
he roads for the year 1920 was to
lavo been paid out of the taxes of
92 0 that have already been and are
till being collected until May 15th
or the fiscal year of 19 20. I did this
anio thing when I took the office as
upervisor. I paid for the former
upervisor, S? N. Hughs, *f48,974.55.
also paid $5,000.00 for Chauga
ridge, a total of $53,974,55, which
hows I paid out $1,741.21 more for
lie retiring Supervisor than did Mr.
hockley for me.
Now, gentlemen, will you please
ake your papers of 1919 and see if
here was any "editorial" In my be
alf? Also, right here please note
ho $5,000.00 I paid out for Chauga
ridge has been refunded to Oconee
ounty by the Highway Commission
n April 5th, 1921.
If the public in general would only
ake time and carefully look over the
apply bills which are published
ach year and the county claims
rhich aro rtuditod each month In the
cunty papers, and not liston to poi
nciana too much, they would b?
fetter posted as to tho conditions
hal prevail.
As to the "clean sheet," never in
he history of Oconee county has
here been money carried over for
he next year. Thore was put before
ie when I entered the office "a sheet
isfigured," as you term it, and he
ore my former thore was one, and
he same kind of sheet was placed
efore each new Supervisor as he en
Bred on back and back. I do not
all this a "disfigured sheet*" but the
Ind that Oconee has always slept
n peacefully until it seems some one
as recently had a "nightmare."
Mr. Shockley bprrowed $85,000.00
nd from this amount he discounted
6,647.50, leaving a balance of $78,
52.50, and at the end of three
lonths flguroB show ho has paid out
124,548.21, which shows there has
een paid out $46,195.71 more than
e borrowed.
If thoro was no money, where did
he money como from to pay tho
124,548.21 when ho borrowed only!
85,000.00, less dlsoount, which
aaves only $78,352.50?
His hands were evidently not tied
o hard and fast as the editor of The
Ceowoe Courier stated. 1 '?lr - J
I am not throwing-my reflections
ir cold water on any one, but merely
?ranted to give a fow facts from the
'other side."
Respectfully, E. N. Foster.
Closing Exercises at Ebenezer.
The Ebenezer Oradod School will
lold its closing exercises on Thurs
ley (to-morrow) evening, April 21,
leglnning at 8 o'clock. The follow
ng program will bo curried*out:
Recitation, "A Elfe Lesson." Kath
rine Mulkay.
Dialogue,"A Slight Misunderstand*
ng." Clyde Massey and Dolla Long.
Recitation, "Whon Pa Begins to
lhave." Bob Mulkey. #
Song, "Mud Pies." Ten little girls.
Recitation, "Little Boy Blue." By
'im Duncan.
Recitation, "My Shadow." Doyle
Recitation-Vera Wood.
Debate-Rosolved, "Dat Chicken
?toalin* Ain't No Crfmo." Affirma
Ive, Reginald Freeman, Wade Tay
or; nogative, Mason Huskamp and
leorgo Locroy.
After tho lltorary part, cako and
andwlches, ice cream and lemonado
viii be sold. The proceeds will be
liven to the Rural School Improve
nent Association, The public is cor
nelly invited. Hattie Simpson,
^ ' 'Prinoipal.
* \
Selling Various Farm Product
by $uess ls Seldom Profit
able to Farmer.
Experienced Buyer Has Advantage <
Ski ll In Estimating Not Possessed
by 8ollerr~8mall Platform
Device I? Beet.
(Prepared by tho United State?l Dopa*
ment of Agriculture.)
"Guessed weights und tueusures" ar
seldom proiltuble for the furnier. Th I
practice ls unbusinesslike, lt in (li eu te
a carelessness ul' the value of . the thiu
he ls selling, and tho buyer would b
more than hun.un if he did not 'tuk
some advantage. A "guessed bushel
of potatoes ls more likely to ineusur
4H pecks U m
Where sides ure based on weight th
grower ls paid for what ho deliver!
When the bar balances at 100 pound
both parties know that full value hu
been given and received.
An Argument for Scales.
The best argument for the installs
tlon of a good HOI of scales In a coi
veulent place on the farm ls that, whil
fthe produce dealer is nearly alway
willing to buy "by guess," he ls so
dom willing to tell that wuy. Th
most conspicuous piece ' of equlpmen
lu the,vegetable stall, the mur?et, o
the grocery is au accurate pair e
scales. The produce that ls bough
"by guess" ls sold by ounces. The dea
er ls a practical buyer and al
tains some degree of accuracy In mah
lng his estimates. Thus he has th
advantage of skill not possessed by th
farmer, who lacks experience lu mat
lng his estimates.
The dealer has another advantag
not held by the farmer. As he sells b
weight, he has a means of checkln
the accuracy of his guess. If he find
that the weight of a steer, for Instance
was less than he estimated lt to b
when he purchased lt, he may recoye
his loss by charging the custome
more or by taking out the loss on th
next "guessed" purchase he makei
The loss is likely to fall not on th
dealer, who incurred it, but upon lr
nocent parties.
The bureau of markets, by publist
big the prevailing market prices fo
meat and farm produce, offers frc
Information to the farmer that wi
Accurate Weights More Pro'itabl
Than "Queased Weights,/*
place him on the level with the dealt
so far as knowledge of prices is coi
cerned, but unless the farmer has
set of scales available he cannot tu
this knowledge.
An accurate set of small platfon
scales should be a part of the fan
equipment, and every farm sale shoul
be referred to thom. If mounted upc
rollers they can be moved from plat
to place as their services are require*
If without rollers, they can be move
In a wheelbarrow. They should 1
kept In a building that ls ns free froi
dust and moisture as possible, an
should be tested with standnt
weights at least once a year. I
some states the tests are made lt
law by nn official who makes the nt
Juslment necessary to restore the seal
to balance, or, If this cannot be don
condemns the apparatus and seals
BO that it cannot be used again unt
Answers Most Purposes.
Such equipment will answer moi
farm purposes, but a larger sot <
scales is occasionally required I
weigh cattle, hogs, hay, or other mi
terlnls too heavy or bulky to lift upc
the small platform. Very often
merchant whose place of business
centrally located, or a farmer wi
lives on a main road loading Into tow
finds it a profitable Investment to pt
in a set of pit scales for the use <
farmers and others who are brtngh
bulky material to market. When
farmer knows that he can drive h
cottle or his loaded wagon upon tl
platform of pit scales without gob
out of his way, he will be less Incltnt
to lump, off a barnful of hay or sc
his stock by the head. Tho owner I
the scales receives a small fee for h
services and the farmer a signs
statement of weight which ls the bas
of payment when he delivers his lot
at the market or shipping yard.
e ?
Sheeting .
2000 yards of good Sh
15c value, Special on
at per yard, T l-2c.
10 Y AR I
Cheviots .
Good Weight Cheviot
2 Oe value. Special on
at per vard, 9 l-2c.
Men's Ovei
H apr gr adc Overalls fo
$1.95. It's full cut ai
On Saturday Only, ai
L. Blun
Will: bo "Baptist Day" iu tho Twelvo
MJlo Uiver Association.
Following is the Hat of appoint
ments for. the fourth Sunday in April
(next Sunday) :
Stamp Creek and Flat Shoals
Rev. J. T.. Mauldln.
Salem,, tl a. m.-Rev. E. M. <BoId
lhg. i |
Camp Creek. tl. 30 a. in.-vRov. .1.
V.. Hurt.
Mount Tabor, l t a. m.-?B. C. At
Mlle Creek, lia. m.-R. F. Jones.
Keowee, ll a. m.-H. F. Wright.
Rice's Creek, ll a. m.-J.E. Craw
Pleasant HUI, ll a. m.; Concord,
3.30 p. m.; Central (Second) 7.30 p.
m. F. 'S. ChiTdrcos. .
King's Creek, ll a. m.-W. E.
Clyde; ,
Fall Creek, Ila. m.-John Can
Boon's Creek, ll a. m.-C. B. Gar
Cherokee, li a. m-E. R.j Broad
Little River, ll a. m.-Deva Mc
Antioch, ll a. m., and Holly
Springs 3.30 p. m.-W. M. Walker.
Golden Creek, ll a. m.-R. W.
Kelley. *
Six-Mile, ll a. m.-C. R. Aber
Mountain View, 3.30 p. m.-Rev;
E. M. Bolding.
Whiteside, 'Pleasant Grove and
Cashiers-W. A. Nicholson.
W. M. Walker, Moderator.
F. S. Childress, Chairman..
Rainfall and Temperature.
Below is a record of meteorological
observations taken by H. W. Brandt,
co-operative observer of the Weather
Bureau of the U. S. impart moat of
Agriculture, during the week ending
April 17th. 1921, at 7 p. m. (The
instrumental readings are from gov
ernment standard instruments ex
posed in the mani&er recommended
by the chief of the-Weather Bureau):
Character of
I ll 1
April 11-Clear ...!... J! 6 ?51
April 12-Clea
\pri1 13-Ptly cldy.J
April H-Cloudy . .
\pril 15-Ptly cldy.
April IG-Cloudy..
April 17-Clear ...
Total rainfall . .
3 4
3 0
5 3
5 8
COU 731 58
.7811 70 ' 48
1 .83!
Can Put Auto in a Trunk.
Among the novel automoblloi
manufactured in this country is a
folding car weighing loss than 200
pounds. lt is of "knock-down" con
struction, so that it can bo fitted in
to a largo trunk. The machine will
run from 75 to 80 milos on a gallon
of gasoline.
eeting, LL; good weight,
Saturday and Monday,
:s, in Stripes and Plaids,
Saturday and Monday,
rails . 98c
r Men, a good value at
id made of best denim.
: 98c.
nen thal,
ister, S. C.
President thuding OIL tim Diet of
White. Ho uso,. Washington,
March ainu, 1921.
My Dear Mr. Gold: -
On tho oona H i on of the 400th cel
ebration' of 'Luther's- stand' before the
Diet of Worms, I think there will bo
general agreement that Luther's Arm
advocacy of unfettered opinion de
serves commemoration as one Qt the
notable contributions toward man
kind's intellectual emancipation, It?
titting celebration will be a testimony
to the fact that tho world has, since
hts time, traveled far on the way to
realizing his ideal of full individual
liberty. Very truly yours,
OSigned) Warren O. Harding.
To Rev. Howard R. Oold,
National Lutheran Council,
43? Fifth Avenue,
New Torlt City, N. Y.
Compel s at 71 Weds Widow of 38.
New York;. April 16.-Samuel
I Gompers, president of tho American
Federation, of Labor, and Mrs. Ger
trude GlBav.es Nouscheler, whoso en
gagement was announced last night,
wore- married hore to-day at a hotel.
The ceremony was; performed by -Su
preme ?ourt Justice Robert F. Wag
ner. Only- a few close friends of the
bride-- and' groom were in attendance..
Th?s? were- guests at a bridal break
fast immediately after the ceremony^
Stabe- of. Sauta Carolina,
Coutay ?f Oeonee.
To the Qualified Electors and Reg
istered Freeholders of Legal Vot
ing, Age in Fairfield Schopl Dis
trict. Nev 73:- -
Electioa will be held at .Fairfield
School Blouse on WEDNESDAY, the
4th day of MAY, 1921, between
the hours of 7 A. M. and 4 P. M., for
the purpose of voting upon the ques
tion of levying a Special Tax of Five
Milla on all taxable property of sald^
District, to be usdo for school pur
poses In said District, in accordance
wfth Section 174 2, Civil Code of
South Carolina, 1912.
. , Respectfully,
Trustoes Fairfield School Dist No. 73
April 20, 1921. < 16-17
Tho State of South Carolina,
County of Oconee.
To the Qualified Electors and Regis
tered Freeholders of Logal Voting
Age in Unity School District, No.
Eloction will be hold at Unity
School House on WEDNESDAY, tho
4th day of MAY, 1921t. botwoon tho
hours of 7 A. M. and 4 P. M., for the
purposo of voting upon the question
of levying a Sp?lal Tax of Eight
Mills on all taxable property of said
District, to be used for school pur
poses in said District, in accordance
with Section 1742, Civil Code ot
South Carolina, 1912.
Trustees of Unity School Dist. No. 20
April 20, 1921. 16-17

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