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ESTABLISHED 1855 ' YORK, S. C., TUESDAY, AUGUST 8, 1922. N0^68_
Brief Local Paragraphs of lore or
Less Interest.
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
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
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
"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."
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
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
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.
Citizen Takes a Notion to Swap Good
Money for Doubtful Stuff
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
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.
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.
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.
Crops of Many Farmers in Western
York Almost a Total Loss.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
People in Town Growing Skeptical
About Getting Sand Clay Road.
Brown Baird to Leave Sharon?Rev.
Weathers Installed Pastor of Bullock's
Creek and Mount PleasantOther
News Notes of Western York
(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
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.
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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
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.

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