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^?MMMMMMM?MMVBMHMM M MMHMMMMMMMMMMM^^^^^^^^^^^SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS "--- - - " . ' " * . . ^ ' ; " " '"" ^ ~ ^ - .? ? . |^ '"^"jmwji " issued semi- weekly. l. m. gr7ot? sonstpubiishm % ^amtlg Jteirspnper: Jjor (he promotion of (lie political, Jtocial, Jgriculturjil and tfommcrriat Interests of the people. teft"^^^?^ v.eflrvknc^nra*'<c, ESTABLISHED 1855 ' YORK, S. C., TUESDAY, AUGUST 8, 1922. N0^68_ VIEWS AND INTERVIEWS Brief Local Paragraphs of lore or Less Interest. PICKED DP BT ENfjlllHtR REPORTERS Stories Concerning Folks and Things, Some of Which You Know and Some You Don't Know?Condensed for Quick Reading. "I estimate that our finery will lose ginning1 at least 200 bales of cotton as a result of that hail storm which swept through a section of western York county last Thursday," remarked A. L. Black of York No. 1. "By that I estimate that the hail destroyed at least 200 bales of cotton that hnvo hAon hroneht to OUT gin- | nery this fall." Going to Waste. "Was down in Fairfield county the other day," remarked a York county man, "and was stiuck with the fact that Fairfield county farmers with whom I have been more or less familiar for a number of years appear to have raised more country produce this year than usual. They have so much that' they can't possibly find a market for it all. I visited the home of one farmer who had pljcked 600 big, fine watermelons which were lying under the shade of some trees. The farmer had tried in vian to sell them and they were simply going to rot." ^ 1 Cliniflnn I no vswai miM?nwi "The coal situation doesn't look much better to me," said, Mr. Harry E. Neil, manager of the Yokville Cotton Oil Company in discussing the matter the other morning. "Of course one can now buy a certain kind of coal at a high price; but it is hard to tell about it. Some time ago I boqght some coal for the use of the oil mill, paying 58 a ton for run of the mines at the time. It cost us $12 delivered in the yard and was of the cheapest grade. Recently I had a quotation of run of the mine coal for $f.lO at the mines. That coal is of the cheapest grade and really is not a good buy. The price of coal and delivery of coal for this winter largely depends upon these strikes being settled soon." One Explanation. "Why is it," inquired Views and Interviews of a Columbia man who was up for the Filbert picnic the cither day "that the Columbia Record isn't fighting Blease ^s hard this year as usual?" "Well," wus the reply, "that is a matter that has been interesting me to some extent and I've been making some inquiry about it. There is a story going the rounds in Columbia, that Charlton Wright, editor of the Record told some of his friends when they chided him about his apparent lack of interest in fighting Blease That he was tired of doing all the fighting and 'laving the Columbia State, a little further up the street get all the credit for the fighting qs wen as me poiiucai ?puuo in the way of state printing and political appointments for those they favored." Weevil is Winning. "Just now it appears that the boll weevil has the upper hand in the fight that the farmers of York county are waging against him," said John R. Blair, York county farm demonstration agent. Mr. Blair has recently visited practically every neighborhood in York county with a view to trying to get an idea of the progress of the weevil and he is inclined just now to be rather pessimistic over the outlook. By reason of the position he holds he is considered by many people to be the best informed man on the agricultural outlet ir> ?Vio Mtnntv "In some sections of the county," ho said, "boll weevil infestation will run ns high as 60 per cent, of the crop and the infestation ranges from that percentage on down to a negligible percentage. There is no doubt of the fact, however, that tho weevil is making big headway right now." Learn a Little. t. How many children were in Benjamin Franklin's family? Seventeen. He was the youngest son for five generations, the fifteenth child of his father. 2. What is the hardest mineral known and what is the softest? Diamond and tale. 3. When was California admitted to statehood? August 15, 1850. 4. When and by whom was Venice first settled? When was it annexed to Italy? About 47$ A. D., by Italan fugitives, who fled from the invasion of Attila to the islands. In 1866. i>. wnai i? nit* gimicm imiuiui generator of power that has yet been harnessed ?" Niagara Falls. 6. To what is the mildness of California's climate due? Largely to warm r winds from the Pacific, which owe their temperatue to the Japan current. 7. What city in New England has the largest brass button factory in the world? Waterbury. Conn. S. Who were the leaders of the "set" known as the "Dandies," in the early Victorian period? Count D'Orsay, Benjamin Disraeli, and Bulwer, the novelist. 9. In what year did England set January 1 as the first day of the year? In 752 the date was changed from March 25 to January 1. The Grievance of Mr. Gooding. T. Hagood Gooding of Hampton, in his claims for election to the office of comptroller general an injustice lie claims to have been done him by Governor Cooper and Senator Lightsley. Here is his quarrel as he stated it to Views and Interviews last Wednesday: "Senator Llghtslcy and I arc political enemies in Hampton county: "I have been auditor of Hampton county for a number of years as was my father before me. "Auditors you know are appointee by the governor with the advice and I consent of the senate. By senatorial courtesy advice and consent of the senate has come to mean that is purely local matters the senator of the county concerned, gives the advice and consent of the senate. "Under the rules of the party the auditor is recommended to the governor in the democratic party and the governor being amenable to the rules of the primary which are the statute lin<l la Hnnnd tr> anDOint the nominee of a majority of the Democratic voters. "I received a majority of the votes cast in the primary and Senator Lightsley being opposed to me refused to recommend me for appointment, claiming certain alleged irregularities in my office. "Investigation of the office showed there were no irregularities. "When the matter went up to Governor Cooper, it was agreed that we settled the issue by going back to the people. "I was ready of course; but they could not get anybody to go up against 4 * " e*r\r\A rfiQQnn? OflG I me iui iivu vci ^ 6 u iv_.v?. reason was that it was well known that I had the endorsement of the majority and the other was that if there | had been any one else who aspired to the office with hopes of election, they would have hesitated to try for fear that they might have been thrown down by the same means they were using against me. "The agreement under which he refered the matter back to the people was not lived up to by Senator Lightsley and Governor Cooper, and we tried to get a review of the merits of the case by the supreme court. "But the court did not get a chance to decide the matter on its merits. It ? ?* i" ? oMo Iksiip The auestion as to whether the governor and senator were bound to regard the law of the state as embodied in the rules of the primary was not entered into, and we do not yet know whether the statute providing for the recommendation of the auditor by the majority of votcr^ has any binding effect on governors and senators chosen as Democrats under the same rules. "If the governor and scnalor had been elected as Republicans and myself as a Democrat, of course I would have had no complaint and I would have made none. "Of course 1 unaersianu quite that the injustice I allege against Governor Cooper and Senator Lightslcy docs not certify my fitness for the office of comptroller general; but I do say that if I am elected attorney general it will mean that the Democratic voters of the state mean t<? uphold the rules of the Democratic party as compounded in the statutes of the state." HORSE SUICIDES Noble Fine Fighter Refuses to Pull Garbage Cart. Ten years' honorable service as a fire horse rewarded with a job hauling a garbage wagon broke the heart rv,J T"^oiinn TTo pnmmittori I ui Uiu .Jilvrw vmuujF. *iv suicide today in front of a fire house and his firemen friends say he did it deliberately. Old Jack for years was one of three plump, sleek bays who whirled a steamer to every big: fire in Washington and many little ones, too. But the motor finally pot Old Jack and his pals and they went the way of thousands of others in an ape of progress. A week ago there were some sobs choked down and some teams brushed away among the firemen over in Conpress Heights when Jack and his mates were led away. Today Jack turned up with one of them on an illsmelling, filthy garbage wagon in old Georgetown. The day was hot and the job was nasty and the disgrace was worst of I all. Nobody knows what Jack might j have said in horse talk to his mate, anyway he took the bit in his teeth and bolted, dragging his teammate with him and heading for the nearest engine house. Jack knew right where it was, too, although he never had work| ed in that part of the city before. He i galloped full tilt right into the brick ! wall, head-on, and crumpled down in a heap. The shocked and grieved firemen, recognizing the old hero by the brand marks on his hoofs, gave him the coup d'graee to end his struggles. Xobody could convince them that Jack Gallup didn't deliberately take his own life rather than end his days ' hauling a garbage wagon. m ' j ?Walter E. Duncan, candidate for ! comptroller general, is a little worried J because people get him mixed with John T. Duncan, who Is connected | with the campaign ostensibly as a canj didate for governor. He desires it understood also that he in not a Blenseite, and has so sympathy with Blcase. He was induced to make statements along this line because of insinuations that he was on the Tllease platform with reference to the "efficiency" commission. He says that h<* was ahead of Hler.se in criticising the efficiency commission; that the commission had criticised him. and that he had fiunj. ; back at it; hut otherwise he is not or | the Rlease platform. j t Mary Ann Mobhs, of Melbourne Australia, at the age of ninoty-thre< years, has 269 living descendants. NEWS ABOUT CLOVER Citizen Takes a Notion to Swap Good Money for Doubtful Stuff SNAKE BITE FAILS TO HURT NEGRO Township Roada Are Reported Going to Pieces?Hawthorn Wins From the Fast Arcade Mill Team?Other News Notes of the Northern Section of York County. (By a Staff Correspondent.) Clover, August 7.?Fifty dollars worth of German marks bought for a customer of the Bank of Clover the other day, brought more German money to Clover than was ever seen in this town before. The bank's customer got 27,777 of Heinie's marks for his $50 of good old United States stuff, the innrks coming by registered mail from the Clover bank's New York correspondent. The pre-war value of the German mark, according to Mr. Jas. A. Pago, was 0.238, and now one can buy 100 marks for $0.18 of Uncle Samuel's filthy lucre. The pre-war value of the 27,777 mnrks received by the Clover man, who for purposes of his own swapped $50 of good money for them, was over $6,000. Mr. Page estimates that it now takes 125,000 German marks to buy a bale of Clover cotton at prevailing prices. "I didn't know whether we would receive this German money in a barrel, in a bale or how," commented Mr. Page. "However, it came in denominations of 1,000 marks each and did not make a very bulky package after all." Vital Statistics. There were 6 births and 4 deaths in TOa+UsiI lATirnnViln ontl 9. nnd 7 births in King's Mountain township, during the month of July, according to the report of Edmund Ford of Clover, who is registrar of vital statistics for the two townships. Mr. Ford points with pride to the evident fact that there is little danger of extermination of the race in this section of York county, since the birth record is well ahead of the death record for both townships. Didn't Bother Charlie. The bite of a large snake, said to have been an upland moccasin or pilot, didn't cause Charlie Adams, colored man living near Clover, to lose a single days nine iroin ms wum. Charlie was shucking corn in a crib when the big snake raised up from soine where under a pile of shucks and punctured his arm. The snake made its escape at the time, but was killed the next day. Charlie's wife rubbed the arm with sweet oil and made a poultice of tobacco and the swelling was reduced in a short time. According to the wife, tobacco is the best antidote for the bite or any kind of snake. All that one has to do is to "chew strong black 'bacccr and poultice the wound with it and the snake poison will come running out." She told several gentlemen who were talking to her about Charlie's case in a Clover store the other day, that no kind of a snake can stand tobacco. If you are walking along and encounter a snake and happen to be chewing tobaco, just expectorate a wad in the vicinity of the snake and he'll beat a hoctv I'fMrc.'lt Clover Won From Arcade. The Hawthorn Mill team of Clover Won from the Arcade Mill of Rock Hill hy a score of 2?1, in a fast anil snappy game of baseball on Hawthorn Field, Friday afternoon. Millard (Coat) Williams, formerly of Clover, but now of Lincolnton, N. C., came down to twirl for the old home town and he pitched a good game, although Harry Martin, pitching for Arcade, hurled a better one. Arcade's hits off of the Goat were rather scattered, however, while the Hawthorn team bunched their's and copped the biggest end of a 2?1 score. Many of the fans declared it to be the best game of baseball seen on Hawthorn Field this summer and it probably was. Batteries: Arcade?Martin and X. Richards; Hawthorn?Williams and Hoguc. Umpires?Harvey and Dan Barrett. Roads Going to Pieces. Many Clover and King's Mountain township citizens arc lamenting the fact that a number of brag roads in King's Mountain township, built by ) means of a township bond issue sever- j al years ago, are now going to pieces. The road from Clover to Bethany A. R. P. church is reported getting in bad shape now, as is the road from ; Clover to W. G. Adams's home, connecting with the King's Mountain rond. Little work has been done in repairing them in recent months, it is 'said, and the road authorities are understood to be in the position of being practically without funds to do repair work. Unless something is done toward maintenance very shortly the roads are doomed to again become mere gullies and bogs in bad weather. Woman Gets Converts. 1 ? ..,,.1 of Clnvm rurvi'llllTIl nu n linn nuim.ii ui x. ii/.w i , ore reported to have afliliated them! selves with Clover Methodist church ' as the result of a revival meeting reI eently conducted in that church by r Mrs. li. Steidley, noted ltiblo teachi er and evangelist of (Jastonia. Mrs. Steidley, who was the first woman who ever conducted an evangelistic service in Clover, was heard by large congregations at each of the services conducted in the local Methodist church. New Store for Clover. Material has been laid on the ground for the erection of a store building on York street near the Clover Cotton Oil company's plant. The store will be occupied by Messrs. Kiddle & Potty, who conduct stores at 1 Bowline: Green and the Bowling Green cotton mill. Personal Mention. Dr. R. L. Wylle, who has been confined to his home by illness for several days past, is able to be up again. James I'. Sifford. who has been attending summer school at the University of North Carolina, has returned to the home of his father, .Mr. J. P. Sifford in Clover. Mr. Sifford will return to Newton, N. C., this fall as the principal of the Newton High school. Mr. Thos. T. B. Williams of Lineolnton, N. C., was a recent visitor in Clover, the guest of his daughter, Mrs. 1 Sam Jackson. Mr. Williams lived in 1 Clover for many years where he was 1 superintendent of the Clover Manu- 1 facturing company. Of especial interest fo Clover people Is the announcement that Evangelist 1 Baxter McLendon will soon begin a 1 meeting in Lincolnton, N. C. Rev. McLendon conducted a meeting in Clover several years and made many friend3 while he was here. Due to the ' fact that Lincolnton is convenient to motorists, many Clover people expect to attend one or more of the McLen9 don services in. Lincolnton. BEAR STORIES i Mule Whipped Bruin Who Had Been | Driven From Woods by Fire. Two amusing bear ' stories, both i youched for by reputable eye-witness es, are going the rounds at Prince George, British Columbia. Forest fires i in northern British Columbia during J the past month have had a peculiar effect upon some of the wild animals of the woods, Judging from some of the . stories brought in to Prince George. j A fight between a fire-crazed, bear and a mule, in which the bear was worsted occurred at L. Mason's ranch, at Bednesti, B. C. The forest fire routed the bear from its lair, and in its dash from the flames into the open country it collided violently with a j inrk-mule. "The boar was promptly stretched out on the ground by a double . tattoo from the capable hind hoofs, and JLh?. mule calmly resumed its interrupted grazing. Thoroughly angered, the bear picked Itself up and cautiously approached the mule from a different angle. The huge paw was brought down with a resounding thwack on the mule's ribs. This was unfortunate. The hoofs were again brought Into play, alter a quick, accurate maneuver for position, and the fight was called oft so far as the bear was concerned. Air. Mason, who had witnessed the unusual encounter, dashed to the house for a rifle to finish the bear, should any life be left. Before he could get back to the scene, however, Bruin managed to get groggily to his feet and return to the less exciting environment of the forest fire. A flro iwitrol rantrer is snonsor for another bear story. While making a survey in the mountain district, he came upon a young cub suffering from severe burns on feet and body. The youngster was whimpering from the pain and the forester took pity on it, lifted it into his car and there made it fast with some rope. The patrolman started on his journey only to discover that the mother bear had appeared anci was in not pursuit. Ah the track ran ujlhill at this point, the bear, making long strides, gained steadily and the need for strategy was clearly indicated. The forestry hook of instructions does not cover a situation such as this, but the ranger was resourceful and decided that the best plan would he to throw the cub overboard. His attempts to untie the knots on the lashings which secured the youngster to the machine, j however, proved futile. Pursuer and | pursued came to a yet steeper grade, with the advantage all with the former. Finally, with one mighty effort the old bear threw herself on the back of the car, holding on by her claws and paws. This is where the forester decided to retire in favor of the enemy. He drove off the car, and regained his feet in time to see it continuing its journey eastward, with a mother and child happily reunited as its passengers. Later the automobile was found, run down and everything intact except the side of the seat where the cub had been tied, the old bear having torn it out to release her offspring. PINCHED FOR SPEEDING. I Henry Ford of Detroit Was Pinched for Running Too Fast. Henry Ford of Detroit was arrested ! last Wednesday after a chase of several blocks by a motorcycle policeman, [who charged Ford's big Lincoln was i making forty-three miles an hour in 1 ( West Main street, Leroy, N. Y. (Jeorge Burns, Mr. Ford's chauffeur, : pleaded guilty in police court and was I fined $30. Ford asked the name of the village and jotted it down. He and his private secretary waited in the car for Burns.. The speed limit in Leroy, fifteen miles an hour, has been enforced since last fall, when the village assessor was killed by a speeding automobile. I HAIL DAMAGE GREAT Crops of Many Farmers in Western York Almost a Total Loss. YOUNG RABBIT IS BEATEN TO DEATH Hundreds of Cotton and Corn Stalks Stripped Almost Bare?One of Sufferers Had Another Crop Destroyed by Hail Exactly Ten Years Before Storm of Last Thursday. That the damage done by the hail storm of last Thursday evening to the crops of farmers living in western York county is much greater than was reported to Tho Yorkvillo Enquirer Friday morning is the information received Saturday from farmers living in the hull area. It now appears that the hall storm in Western York county covered an area about six miles wide and extended from the western outskirts of Yorkvillc on to Piedmont Springs. Thousands of cotton bolls were knocked from stalks of cotton and beaten to pieces. In many places corn stalks were stripped bare of leaves, only the ears remaining. The hail storm appeals to have played many freaks, doing little harm to the crops of some farmers while almost literally destroying those of other farmers in the same neighborhood. Severe at Piedmont. The storm of hail is reported to have been very severe in the vicinity of Piedmont Springs and in the vicinity of Mountain View school. Crops on the W. M. Faulkner place in the Piedmont Springs section are said to have suffered very severely While among the greatest sufferers in the Mountain View section was Mr. A. C. White, although rlamnn?o Hnnn t hp rrons of his neighbors in some instances was about as great. Watermelons Punctured. Watermelon patches in the fields of some farmers living in the path of the storm were said to have suffered greatly. Farmers told of picking up numbers of watermelons in their patches that had been punctured, by hail stones, the holes in the melons appearing as though they had resulted from rifle or pistol bullets piercing the fruit. Thomas Tells of Damage. J. Ed Thomas, well known farmer livimr in the Becrsheba church section not a great distance away from one section in which the hail storm did great damage, was among those who visited a large part of the storm area on Friday. Mr. Thomas said that the fields presented a scene of desolation and destruction that was hard to describe. In many fields cotton and corn stalks had been left almost bare ana the stalks themselves had been badly cut by hail stones. In the public roads in some places in the area great quantities of leaves from the growing crops were piled up in the road along with other debris that had been cast there by the wind that accompanied the hail. Rabbit Killed by Hail. Charlie Caldwell, well known cotton buyer of Yorkvilie, who owns a farm In the Sutton Springs section which suffered greatly from the hail said that a negro tenant on his place found a dead rabbit Friday that had apparently been beaten to death by hailstones. The rabbit appeared to be about half grown and there were indications that quantities of blood had flowed from its ears and mouth. While of course nobody could say positively that it had been beaten to death by iiail stones, the indications were that it had been. Mr. Caldwell also recalled that on August 3, 1912, just ten years before to the day, crops on a farm which he owned near Clover at that time were beaten down by hall and the result was that he made only one small bale ! of cotton on thirty-five acres. He i9 of the opinion that the damage done by the hail storm on the tenth anniversary of his first experience with hail will be proportionately as great. Some of the farmers in the hail damaged sections have an idea that their crops will not be a total loss on I account of the storm, although the : harvest, they say will be greatly re duced. Still in most sections they will make a part of a cotton crop provided the boll weevil docs not destroy that little portion that might otherwise be left. Among those farmers of Western York who arc reported to have suffered great damage to crops on account of the hail storm are the following: Some of the Sufferers. Simpson Love, A. C. White, William Hemphill, Joe W. Smith, Mee"k Dickson, Robert Smith, Xewton Nell, R. M. P. Robinson, J. Ed. Burns, S. T. Ferguson, Sr., William Ferguson, J. B. Plexico, E. It. Shannon, J, M. Brice, James L. Feemster, John T. Feemster, R. B. Hartness, M. A. McFarland, W. T. Galloway, Dr. W. G. White, W. L, Williams, W. R. Gordi*i, Will Russell, Lesslie and Joe Feemster, W. W. Ferguson, B. B. Ferguson, C. R. Caldwell, John Quinn, Arthur Whitesides, J. L. Whitesides, Tom McKinney. GARVEY IN PARADE Negro Who Would Take His Race to Africa Stages Grand March. Marcus Garvey, President General of jthe United Negro Improvement Assoiciation and "Provisional President of jthe Republic of Africa," wearing a ' chapcau from which waved red and white plumes, clad in a military cloak of blue 011 which was gold lace aplenty, and followed by his "High Potentate," "Chaplain General," "Representative of the American people at the 'Black House, Washington,'" Black Cross nurses, members of the uniformed rank and a host of followers riding in automobiles, paraded the streets of Harlem yesterday afternoon whilfe thousands of negroes who do not agree with Garvcy's "Resurrect Africa" movement looked on. Harlem was in gala attire, relates the New York World of last Wednesday. Lenox and Seventh Avenues were esneciallv decorated. Flags and 1)011(1(1? were in evidence, the colors of the association, black, green and. red, predominating. Police led'the parade and a large detail was stationed along the line of march. This arrangement is said to have been made by mutual consent, a request having been made by the Garvey people that adequate protection be given. Cheers for Themselves. There was little cheering as Garvey passed in his liighpowered car. Most of those who witnessed the parade appeared to be looking out of curiosity; but great enthusiasm was displayed by the marchers themselves. During the procession there were several animated discussions between marchers and bystanders, but none resulted seriously. At Lenox Avenue and 135th Street, a "Garveyite" took exception to a remark of an onlooker charging Garvey with being a black member of the Ku Klux Klan. This is an unpopular subject in Harlem and. the crowd was with the anti-Garvey man. Prompt interference by the police quelled the argument. On Seventh Avenue, near 133d Street, two negroes of opposite views took issue over Garvey's unfortunate transaction with the Black Star Line, in which thousands of dollars were lost. Garvey's champion contended ! the money lost to members of the j United Negro Improvement Association was due to bad advice and unfair business methods adopted by those he trusted. He asserted the presidentgeneral of the association could get thousands of dollars more if he desired. Police Are Roinforced. When Garvey and other dignitaries alighted from automobiles ancl tooK j seats in the reviewing stand in front of No. 2305 Seventh Avenue, a score or moro of uniformed men of the association surrounded their chief, reinforcing the cordon of police. When representative of The World walked toward the stund before Carvey in the third carriage, had returned to Seventh Avenue for review, he was stopped by several negroes who said they had been hired by Garvey as private detectives to see that no disturbance was raised upon his arrival, in order to show white people the Universal Negro Improvement Association is on the map, the parade, after leaving Liberty Hall, No. 120 West 138th Street, marched down Seventh Avenue as far as 110th Street. It was then that banners reading "White man rules America, black man shall rule Africa," "We Want a black civilization" and "God and the Negro Shall Triumph," were raised. Few, if any, of the leading negroes of New York accepted invitations extended to take part in the parade. The majority respectfully declined. "Was the parade as large as on the two preceding years?" This was the question of the hour and it has divided Harlem into nvai camps. Those opposed to the Garvey movement declare there were fewer the deduction would be that the "Garveyites" assert there were more. The true significance of the question is obvious. If yesterday's parade were smaller it would prove that Marcus Garvey's popularity is on the wane; if it were as large or larger the deduction would be that the "Porvisional President of Africa" and President General of the Universal Negro Improvement Association continues to exert a potent influence. To an impartial observer yesterday's parade did not suffer by comparison with that of 1921. There were about 5,000 persons in line. MANY FEEBLE MINDED. | Large Number In South Carolina PrisASuh.Normal. A recent study made by the National Committee for Mental Hygiene of 310 inmates of the state penitentiary and the state farms shows some I startling facts, according to an announcement made by the state board | cf Public Welfare. 64.2 per cent of all these inmates were handicapped by some abnormal mental condition, either sub-normal in intelligence, feeble-minded, psychopathic personality, or suffering with epilepsy, brain disease, drug addiction, or glanular disorders. 19.4 per cent or practically one in every live, were found to lie definitely feeble-minded. , 40 per cent were repeated offenders, individuals who had served previous sentences and had been in and out of courts before. Individuals in whom j the state had failed to accomplish what it had set out to accomplish?to effect their reformation. 33.2 per cent had never gone to j .'school and were illiterate. 7.11 per cent, had not progressed beyond the fourth grade ut school. SHARON NEWS BUDGET People in Town Growing Skeptical About Getting Sand Clay Road. MEMBER QUITS ROAD COMMISSION Brown Baird to Leave Sharon?Rev. Weathers Installed Pastor of Bullock's Creek and Mount PleasantOther News Notes of Western York County. (By a Staff Correspondent.) Sharon, Aug1. 7.?Sharon citizens living along the main highway between Wooldawn Presbyterian church and Sharon A. R. P. church are quite a bit skeptical now about the Broad River township road commission building them a sand-clay, topsoll road such as the citizens understood thy would get when they signed rights of way to property needed to widen the road in this particular section. It was expected that the road would have been completed through this particular section of the township long before this time. But after the necessary amount of grading end widening was done, the commission left unfinished the road inside of town and it remains that way now. Report around town has it that the commissioners have done all that they propose to do so far as the road Inside the incorporate limits is concerned and that if 'the road is to be topsoiled it must be done by the authorities of the town of Sharon or else the citizens themselves delve deep into their pockets for the necessary wherewithal'. Sharon people claim that there is no doubt of the fact that the commission let it be known that they would build them a complete sand-clay road when they gave the necessary rights of way. It is reported, however that srch pressure has been brought to bear on the commission by other sections of Broad River township in opposition to the work in Sharon, that the commission is inclined to let Sharon folks do their own topsoiling. Wilkerson Has Resigned. W. S. Wilkerson of Hickory Grove No. 1, chairman of the Broad River township commission has resigned his position on the commission and it is understood that his successor will be nominated at a meeting: of the York county legislative delegation which will be held In Yorkvfllc on Wednesday morning, Just before the county campaign opens at McConncllstille. Among those who have been suggested as successor to Mr. Wilkerson as a member of the commission are Jeff D. Whitesides and Dr. W. F. McGill. Present members of the commission are John S. Ralney of Sharon and John N. Quinn of Smyrna. Mr. Baird to Leave. Brown Baird, for several years past connected with Hill and Company here as a bookkeeper has resignd his position and will leave Sharon. Mr. Baird. will go to Gastonia where he has 5 ? ? -- ? in tVia secured a position ua a. icavu? ?i? > <? Gastonia schools. Mrs. Baird will have charge of a home for teachers in Gastonia. Mr. Baird who is a native of the Forest Hill action of Bethel township has many friends and acquaintances in this section who will regret to learn of his decision to move elsewhere. Before coming here he was superintendent of the Clover High school. Rev. Hunter to Florida. Rev. E. B. Hunter, pastor of Sharon A. R. P. church left this week to spend some time at various points in Florida. Rev. Mr. Hunter is making the trip by' automobile. Mrs. Hunter is visiting relatives and friends in western North Carolina. The Sharon congregation has granted the pastor a vacation during tin. month of Aucust. o " ? w Cropper Disheartened. Crops of no farmer which were in the area devastated by hail last Thursday were damaged to a greater extent than those of B. C. Earwood, who is living at the S. T. Ferguson place, near Sutton Springs, it is said. The crop was literally reduced to shreds. A Mr. Norris, a cropper working with Earwood, was so disheartened on account of the havoc wrought by the hall that he almost immediately bundled up his belongings and left to seek work elsewhere. Back From the Mountains. After spending a week in the mountains of Western North Carolina sightseeing by automobile, a party of Sharon and Bullock's Creek people have returned to their respective homes. Among those who were in the party wer: Mr. and Mrs. Porter B. Good and ' - r " / J Dnl ! .Mr. ana Airs. ri. u. <.nuuuiu *jl uuiI lock's Creek, ill. and Mrs. Walter Q. Hayes, Mr. and Mrs. Sam B. Pratt and. family and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Ferguson of Sharon. Rev. Weather# Installed. Rev. J. A. Weathers, formerly of Ninety-Six, S. C., was formally install| ed pastor of Mount Pleasant and Bullock's Creek Presbyterian churches at special installation services held at both churches Sunday. The services were held at Mount Pleasant church which is in Chester county on Sunday morning and at Bullock's Creek church on Sunday afternoon. Large congregations attended the services at both churches. Rev. Mr. Weathers and family have been occupying the pnrIsonage at Bullock's Creek for several | weeks.