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VOL. XLII MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 1922 N.1
Grocers' President Flays the Present
TALKS, TO WHOLESALERS
Federal Trade Commission and De
partment of Justice
Atlanta, March .28.-The Federal
Trade Commission and the Depart
ment of Justice are carrying on an
espionage system over business that
is greater than the espionage sys
tem over enemy aliens during the
war, J. H. McLarin, Jacksopville, pre
sident of the Southern Wholesale Gro
cers' A'sociation, declared here today.
"The present administration prom
ised us less government in business
and more business in government,"
declared the speaker addressing the
Georgia Wholesale Grocers' conven
tion,-"but if there ever comes a time
when there is more government Im
posed on business than there has been
during the last week, I sincerely hope
I won't be alive to see it."
A. Long, of Macon and Atlanta,
was elected president of the Georgia
Association at the closing session to
Mr. McLarin told of three succes
sive visits to -the headquarters at
Jacksonvilel of the Southern Grocers'
Associated by federal agents. Three
representatives of the Federal Trade
Commission spent three weeks exam
ining the records of officers, he said,
and later a representative of the De
partment of Justice spent several
days there. Then two other agents of
the Federal Trade Commission made
an eleven-day investigation.
"Enough of It"
"I made no protest until then,"
said the speaker. "I threw my
books open and gave them free hand,
But I had enough of it."
He went to Washington, he said,
and had an audience with Nelson
B. Gaskill, of the federal trade
commission. "I asked Mr. Gaskill
what his men had found in their in
vestigations' He refused to say. I
asked him if there was anything illeg
al in the operations of the association.
He refused to say.
"Then I told him that the Federal
Trade Commission had sung its swan
song as far as the Southern Whole
sale Grocers' Association was con
cerned," declared its president, em
phasizing his words, "and that the
next time he sent a representative to
our offices he would have to bring a
The grocers applauded the announ
Mr. McLarin said that the Federal
Trade Commission had been intended
by the Wilson administration to op
erate in a way to relieve business of
public suspicion and to relieve busi
ness men themselves of uncertainty
by defining their legal rights and ad
vising them how far their operations
might go. lie denied that it was do
ing any of the things it was intended
to (do and said that instead it was
proving a serious handicap to the
conduct of business.
ATTEN1)S W. C. T. U.
CONFERENCE IN COLITMBIA
Mrs. Joseph Sprott, irs. George
Dickson and Mrs. C. N. Sprott attend
ed the W. C. T. U. Conference in Co
lumbia Wednesday and Thursday of
last week. Two National oflicers were
present, Mrs. Frances Parks of Evan
ston, Ill., and Mrs. Elizabeth Perkins
of Ann Arbor, Mich. Mrs. Joseph
Sprott remained over in Columbia
Friday to be present at an important
meeting of the Women's Legislative
Council. This Council is composed of
one rep~resentative, each from sixteen
state-widle organizations of wvomen.
Mrs. 7F. S. Munsell the active repres
entative of the Council during the re
cent session of the Legislature, was in
close touch wvith the proceed(ings of~
the Legislature every dayl, and kept
the various organ izati Ons in formed
when any bill of esp~ecial interest to
the women would come up. At the
meeting Friday, the work of the Coun
cil was reviewed, andl some plans for
the future dliscussedl.
FARMERS' MEETlING AT
There will be a farmers' meeting
at Liberty Baptist Church on Thurs
(lay, April the 6th at 4I o'clock. At
this meeting Mr. E. C. Epps of Kings
tree andl others will discuss the co.
operative marketing of tobacco. Mr.
Epps is a Director of the Tobacco As
sociation and will be in position to
tell what the association is dloing andI
something of the plans for handling
the crop. Every farmer within reach
of this meeting is cordially invited to
attend. Thursday, April the 6th at
Liberty Baptist Church, 4 p. mn.
W. R. Gray, County Agent.
FORMER EMPEROR IS Ill.
Funchal, Madeira Island, March 28.
--Former Em peror Charles, of Aus
tria, is ill wvith bronchial pneumonia.
is condlition is serious.
FATIIERI AND DA UGITERt SERVE
Reno, March 28.-Father and
daughter will assist in deciding the
fate of Mrs. Nannie A. Goodnight, on
trIal here charged with assault with
intent to kill her husband, Dr. Charles
H. Goodnight, dentist, on the night
of January 31.
Miss Ruth Atcheson and her fa
ther, James Atcheson, were a'ecepted
as -nura yest-rayn.
NOTES BY THE COUNTY
If we expect good fruit this sum
mer it is necessary that the fruit be
sprayed for the control of worms and
rot. The winter spray is for the
good of the tree, but the summer
sprays are for the -fruits; and in ap
plying care must be taken that the
young fruit on the tree be thoroughly
coated with the spray material.
The time for ,the first spray for
peaches, plums and apples for pre
venting wormy fruit is near at hand.
It must be applied at the right time
or it will be worthless.
The following formula should be
used for this spraying:
Powdered arsenate of lead .......116
Quick or lump lime ------------ 2 lb
Water ---- --- ------------50 gal.
For those who have only a few
trees to spray the following may be
Powdered arsenate' of lead-1
ounce or about 1 tablespoonful.
Quick lime--2 ounces or 2 lumps
the size of an egg.
Make up the solution in the fol'low
Make a thin paste of the arsenate
of lead and water, and slake the lime
to a whitewash (warm water giving
the best results in slaking), pour to
gether and water up to fifty gallons.
This mixture should be kept well
stirred during the spraying process.
Time of spraying: In case of
peaches and plums, apply when about
three fourths of the shucks have slip
ped, which is about 12 to 15 (lays after
the tree is in full bloom.
For the apple apply after the bloom
parts have fallen and before the
bloom cup closes.
Representatives from all the local
Trucking organizations in the lower
section of the State and also any in
dependent growers of truck who are
interested in marketing facilities, are
asked to meet in Charleston, S. C., at
the St. John Hotel at one o'clock,
March 31st, 1922, for the purpose of
organizing all the local and indepen
dent organizations into one general
Trucking Association, with a view to
contracting for the most systematic
and economic selling service.
An Executive Committee will be
elected on that (lay to handle the sell
ling end and other business interests
of trucking of the lower pnt of the
State and most likely representatives
from selling organizations will be
present to make bids or contract for
This meeting is of most vital inter
est to those who expect to have truck
to sell this year and in the future,
and it is earnestly hoped that repre
sentatives from every Trucking or
ganization in the lower part of the
State will be present at this meeting
at 1:00 p. im. in Charleston.
This meeting is being called under
the auspices of the Extension Service
of the State, Dr. Long concurring, and
also under the auspices of the South
Carolina Sweet Potato Association.
The campaign for the co-operative
marketing of cotton is making steady
progress in the county. Farmers are
daily signing the marketing contract,
and it is anticipated that Clarendon I
will show a good sign up before the
The recent successes of the cotton
pool in " Oklahoma and other states,
of the wool pool in Ohio and neighbor
ing states and of the tobacco pool in
Kentucky furnish more colvincing
evidence than ever before of the
soundness and of the practicability of
the plan for selling farm products.
Stati:;tics show that in 1920 the
manufa:cturer paid more than $18.00
per bale more for the cotton than was
obt)ainedl for it by the farmer. Th is
was the cost of getting the cottoin
from the farmer to the spinner, and
we are reliably informed that the
co-operative marketing association of
Oklahoma is performing this service
for its members at a cost of approxi
mately $2.00 per hale. This market
ing expense of $18.00 per hale npon01
the 1920 crop of South Carolina
amounted to neatrly $29,000,000) or
enough to pa~y our state taxes for
mote than five years.
IIsn't it time that something wvas
done to eliminate this greatt waste?
Study the cotton marketing contract
an11d e if you aren't coinviniced that
this plan will give relief.
Th'e following Clarendon County
farmers have alreadly signedl the con
G.~t M. IHicks, JT. E. Cousar, S. E.
McFaddin, E. S. McF'addin, J1. WV. Me
Fadd in, TI. HI. MclFaddin, Paul Mce
W. EV. DLIullose, IH. HI. Garland, Floyd
and Floyd, C. R. Sprott, .J. P. Corbctt,
J1. \V. Cochran, A. S. Corbett, J. R.
Endon, S. E. Hodge, B. W. H~olladay,
I. IH. Hilton, 1). 0. Brunson, Jr., .J. E.
Davis, J, HI. Horton, E. G. Stukes, Fil
mon Hutton, AM. J. Davis, J. WV. Snrott,
N. Z1. Andrewvs, 0. E. Hiodge, .Joseph
Sprott, J., .J. Morgan Sprott, HI. C.
Cousar, R. T. Coker, J. Smith, M. HI.
Castine, M. N. Hlicksman, M. G. Green,
R. S. Green, C. E. Gamble, E. S. Rob
inson, W. H. Coker' J. S. Player, D.
C. Beard, D). E. and J. F. Turbeville,
J. P. Buddin, T. J. D~uBose, R. G. Ed
wvard's, D. AM. and S. E. Evans, E. R.
Plowden, F". C. Thomas, W. C. Davis,
A. J. Plowden, J. S. Cantey, J. M.
Rowe, P. J1. Hlolladay, R. G. Gayle,
R. C. Gayle, Jeff' M. Davia, J. E. Rowe,
Mrs. Carrie D). Bragdon, E. A. Ten
nant, R. E. McFaddin, WV. E. Daniels,
A. I. Barron, Jr.1. S. Davis and Son,
R. C. Plowvden, W. G. Snyder, JT. C.
DuRant, D. Leslie Tindal, R. HI.
Briggs, W. T. Briggs, HT. S. Briggs, Jr.
W. R. Gray, County Agent.
Good Time in Store For
For Our Palmafesta Queen
OUR COUNTY'S FLOAT CAN WIN $500 PRIZE
IN THE BIG ITATE PARADE
The Club women of Columbia have just organized to act as hostesses
to the Queen candidates, and are making every preparation to give them the
best time possible. And, of course the men are making their own prepara
tions too. We have been asked to keep the many good things in store for
the young ladies a dark secret for a while longer so their surprise may be
The Palmafesta Association has received numbers of letters from form
er Queen candidates expressing their unusual pleasure last a and they
are unanimous in saying, "It was the best time I ever had." Queen can
didates have the best seats already reserved for them at every stage per
formance at Palmafesta. They will see the spectacular firworks display,
the georgeous exhibit of wearing apparel at. the style show, will hear the
beautiful music of bands and opera star now being engaged by the chairman
of the entertainment committee, Mr. L. L. Propst, who is in New York with
the determination to secure the best star irrespective of the expense or
trouble. There will be dinners, dances, balls and-what will be the most
beautiful of all events-the Queen's Coronation will be enacted by the
Queens themselves, arrayed in the court finery which characterized the coro
nation of the Queen of Englan'd in the (lays of chivalry and Knight Errants.
Do the girls of South Carolina want to be at Palmafesta? Interest is
running high all over the State. Girls want to enjoy this good time-and
there is the $500 diamond ring awaiting the fortunate girl to be chosen Queen
of Palmafesta. Last year the contest was close. Up to the very last
minute a dozen or more of the young ladies had practically the same num
ber of votes. Who knows but what this county will be the honored one and
our candidate bring back the distinction of being Queen of 1922 Palmafesta?
All of the young ladies will assemble in Columbia on Monday, April the
17th when Palmafesta starts and will be the guests of Palmafesta until Sat
urday the 22nd of April when 1922 Palmafesta will close. All expenses will
be paid by Palriafesta and all tile young lady must do to win the distinction
of being Palmafesta Queen is to be elected in her own county and go to Co
lumbia and compete with the other young ladies assembled. ''he candidates
(1o nothing in Columbia to win the ruling place but appear before the voters
and be introduced.
The beauty supplement this year will be widely circulated over the State
and the County Queens will not only have their pictures in this beautiful
page but their pictures will be put in the Palmafesta program to be preserved
in l)erlanent form.
All of the young ladies will be personally conducted about the big show
of automobiles and trades displays where the many industries and products
of the State will he demonstrated to the public.
The $500 prize for the best County float is bringing many registrations.
IIambone says, "Last year you couldn't buy nuthin for a dollah, and this
year you cain't get a dollah to buy nuthing with," but here is a way to get
$500 in gold. This county can easily design a good float to show the natur
al resources, the industries or some historical event and have as good a
chance to win the prize as anyone. Just write to Mr. James G. Holmes,
1215 Lady Street, Columbia and tell him you want to enter a float. The
parade will be on Thursday, A pril the 20th and will be a mammouth affair.
At 10 o'clock Saturday night, April 8th, the contest will close for the
Palmafesta Queen Contest will close for Clarendon County. All votes must
be in by that time to be counted. Hurry up and get your votes in. With
the line-up of pretty girls who are contestants Clarendon County shoul
have no trouble in walking away with the Queen Contest. The following
the way they stand now:
Miss Emma Wynn Mood, Summerton -3----------.. 3005
Miss Irene Plowden, Manning -------------------- 1309
Miss Annie Varnadeau, Summerton 1107
Miss Florence Felder, Paxville ---....-1015
Miss Daisy Corbett, Paxville 1417
QUEEN OF PALMAFESTA
The Manning Times.
My choice for Queen of Palmafesta is:
This coup)on good for one vote. A yearly paid
in-advance subIscription to this newspaper counts
500 votes. Paid-i n-adlvance six months subscrip
tion counts 250 votes.
APPLNIN'ons ider, is the kid of meni who will
- UAD~MIMPQlegislate to prev'ent jobbery.
IV/NIY YEARS AGO S~)Jl",!etln
A pril 1, 1902
Mr. .J. M. Pla~yer of Salem has0(1 elbe,.A.igy
blought a reaper anad binder and is so
proud (of it that he wants to use it, as(ll N LINlO
a :a rriage.
The Tri-Weekly nmorn ing trailn to setStra nMnigi h n
Chaiirleston, has bleen discontinued. trs fItm imntainWr
Th'le edlitor of The Times dined withthIariWmnsouclwsed
a friend ini the country last MondayatteCorIlosat1:0(cck
andl was so impressed withl thle novel- ai aymteso elrlitr
ty of eatinlg fried chlicken that he put(tweeIicueI. I'esbcto
a hone in his pocket for a souvenir,. aktn amlrdut a ae
Miss Nellie Stephens (of Chlarleston,t( lewihMs iarlon te
is on a visit to her sister, Mrs. Thus.1loeA nttoivsiteteita
Now t hat the county is out of debt 4I eurmnsa ~erglrmr
a new jail canl lbe built without in-ktprc.Alesnshvgeg,
creasing the tax levy. The nlext gen- vgthe rcnellr~ut o
eral assemlbly can authorize a sl a elr aet ~eHm
measure which will put a stop to the Aet nlsewl tejt ofn
ne'ver ceasing compllaints of grandilrkt Th net etngote
juris. Te nattc forthepeope st Conil will's hex hedoori thib.
BANK LOSES CASE
Charlotte, N. C., March 28.-The
temporary injunction against the
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond,
obtained by certain North Carolina
banks about a year ago, in the so
called "par clearance" controversy, is
made permanent in a decision filed to
day by Judge James L. Webb, of the
State Superior Court, as a result of
the recent hearing of the case at
Monroe, N. C.
The defendant Federal Reserve
Bank is "hereby permanently en
joined," says the declaration, from
refusing to accept drafts when ten
diered plaintiff banks in payments of
checks drawn on them 'under the op
tion given them under the provisions
of the so-called "Par Clearance" Act
of the 1921 Legislature of North
Cannot Dishonor Check
The defendant is also enjoined
"from returning as dishonored any
check payment for which in ex
change drafts by plaintiff banks, or
either o fthem, has been tendered
under the provision of said act and
defendant refuses to accept the
same," also from posting for non
payment: an:; check payment, from
which in exchange draft has been
tendered by plaintiff banks and re
fused by the defendant bank.
The reserve bank is further en
joined from publishing of the name
o fany of the plaintiff banks, about
250 in number, in any list or pub
lication designed to be circulated
among banker's or others without, the
explicit consent of such plaintiff
As previously forecast the reserve
bank, through counsel, has taken for
mal steps to carry the case to the
State Supreme Court on appeal and
the controversy is expected to be
taken finally to the Sul, eme Court
of the United States.
The controversy centers in the
question of the right calimed by the
State banks to charge an exchange
fee for the clearance of checks drawn
upon them and to be free from alleg
ed threat or annoyance by the reser
ve bank, while the laiter insists upon
a policy of universal "par clearance."
SILENT ON POLITICS
Chicago, Marche 28.--Woodrow
Wilson has declined to discuss cur
rent political issues in response to
an invitation to (10 so sent by Pal
ler ). Edmunds, past commander of
a local post of the American Legion,
and chairman of the service men's or
ganization of the regular Democratic
organization. The former President
in reply to Mr. Edmunds, however,
makes the declaration of his belief
"that we shall very soon, indeed, wipe
I away the ugly record we made in fail
ing to fulfill the objects for which our
gallant men fought."
"Certainly service men, above all
others, are qualified to express their
devotion of the principles we be
lieve in," says the letter to lr. Ed
munds. "It was for those very
principles that they offered their
lives. For mlly own art, I believe
those principles to be in themselves
so powerful that no political blind
n5ess or iniquity canl defeat their
triumph. I believe that triumph to
1 he immediately at hand a111 that we
shall very soon, indeed, wipe away
the ugly record we nuade in failure
to fulfill the objects whichI on gal
alt comrades fought."
AIIXEI .II'RY IA)CK El) -I'
St. Paul, March 28.- -St. I'aul's
third mixed jury forced to spenod a
unight in the samLe( room in tel conn
f ty jail because of' failure to reach a
verdiet, was prepared to resutme de
liberations this morn ing in the ase'
brought by .1dhn TossineW, lHenton,
from the Illinois Cettral lsailroal for
loss (If anl armt.
Eight wo'men and four nwn~ are
on the Tossi ne jury. They hegun onl
the ease late yest erday a fternoon and(
after del ibera ting until late last night
without, agreein(g were lockedI up on
t il mor11n ing, aIs requirtedl by hIaw.
Cri tic ismis wh ich folloiwed the lock -
ing up oft the fir1st twoI julries hlere had
caused0 county o'fficiatls to maketh betfer
arran tgemenits for lparitioni(11ing of t h
jurly roomi and1 last n ight hea vy CIurI
tatins and~ high screenis Were ava ilabhle
fort the Tossine julry.
O)ttawva, ont .,\Marchi 28.---T'he ('a
nadiantt goIvernmenltf led by P'remier
King w'.as sustainied on a want of
co(niblenee molttionl late this after
noon11 by at vote (If t162 toI 42. The(
IvoIte wits broughlt onl 1by the conser5 va
I ives, head'ed by formier Preieir ArI
thuLr ale ighen.
WIl~LIAMlS IS MANAGElh
Richmom!tnl, Va ., MIarch 28.--Frank
ID. Wil lionls oIf Richmond, wvidely
known leaf tobacco grower, wats to
daiy nudt~e man1 tager oIf the dar1k to
haec divsisioni of the Tobacco Gro14w
(ers' Co-operat ive Associat(ion of VirI
giniat, Nor'th Caro(lina and South
Cairoli na. Mr. Will iamis is pre-sidet
of F'. D). Williatms & Co., (If this city.
IBOMB IS THIROWN
Belfast, March 28-- (fHy the Asso
ciated P'ress).--Several tires broke
ont in diff'erent parts of the city early
this morning. A hlomb wals thrown
into a crowdl watching the burning
of a jam factory in Unity street andl
three pnrsns wvrn wonnIon
CIYIL SRVIC[ ISI
ilT BY DAUGERTY
Believes it hindrance to Government
ALWAYS READY TO QUIT
Attorney General Would lather Take
Recommendations of Political
Washington, March 28.-Belief that
the civil service is a hindrance to gov
ernment eflicency was expressed by
Attorney General Daugherty, testify
ing recently before the House appro
"It is probably a gratuitous sugges
tion, but I believe the civil service is
a. interference to some extent in the
discharge of public business," said the
Attorney CGeneral as quoted in the
prnted record of the hearing. "'While
I am Attorney General and while the
civil service law is in the statutes I
will enforce it, observe it as 1 expect
to enforce and observe all laws.
"1 believe if it were not for th
civil service we coul get alon
with less than two-thirds of the nui
ber of employes under civil service
and probably get twice as much work
out of them."
Asked to Explain
Asked by a member to explain just.
how that might be (lone, Mr. Daugh
"I suppose the Department of
Justice employes are as faithful and
as good as those who are under the
civil service in any other department
but they are not as anxious generally
to be in place to commence work on
the (lot as they are to quit work on
the dot. * I would rather take
the recommendations of a political
committee, either Democratic or Re
publican, a self-respecting committee,
for the appointment of a man or
woman, than to be compelled to go
through the requirements of the civil
service to secure an employe. They
are hardly as ambitious, hardly as
energetic under the civil service as
are those not under civil service.
"I discovered both before I came
here as Attorney General and since,
that civil service employes spend too
much time in trying to work out plans
to make themselves secure in their
position. While this situation cannot
he remedied at the present time still
it is worthy of careful study."
l'tEACIl ElR A'' STI .LI.
Walhalla, March 28.-This morning
between 3 and 4 o'clock, Sheriff Alex
ander, Deputy Sheriff Sullivan and
Federal Agent Haskin, captured a
forty-gallon still in operation and two
gallons of whiskey near Ol Pickens
in Oconee County. There were three
men at. the still, of which number two
escaped, antd the "man" captured,
turned out to he the Rev. S. O. Whit
mn, su perntn'lent of the Oconee
Orphanage. Whitman is now in Wal
halla Jail. A distillery sight was lo
cated very near the orphanage. The
olicers have been waging a war
against "miooinshiners," anI they have
"iaveraged c)apturing a still a lay for
the past two weeks. One still, the
la gcst ever capture I in the county,
VIe of :tO)-c:allon capacity.
I,)ST IIA I AN I) NAMIE
P'aris, Mlarch 28..- -leu1ri D~esire
!.andro, guillotiniel l-'Iiruary 2. 'or
the murder of teli women and u a
boy, lost. his name when he lost
his head. The iumi wh a unded
tihose wlo watched his, tri:al by is
reiarlkale desire for Ipublicity is
hurtd in an umtiarkel crave,
wliere his dautigiter aind tw.~ sims
have b)1ein authorized, at their re -
lues(t, to lace ai simall ens mtarked
oily "Ileonr D esire.'
TIhe chibliren al'o have as!al a-i
thoit to change their ii:iines to
Thle Wtto~nl Gle'e ('lb will eis e
perfrmace nlte Gr~ade. Stliool
('mtup l'r Girls ('abini, ont Saturday
eveing, Apruil 1st at eightv-thirty.
'The Spa rtanurig IIl''tal setys that
the club t his yir is the lest that. has
gone0 out ini a numberit' of yearu s, andI
te ( ampI F'ire' Girls are hoping thlt'
hey will have ' a full hioise.
Hl DGEVP I".\l'Y IN IIONOII
.liss irma We(inberi'i gavet a biih
aaitawanled iAl iss (Corinnie Harfniehi,
whlile' '.1iss Weiinberg woni th hoobttttlt.
A ftir th Iame~att( a delici ot. sal:!
coreand chtociute withI nul cook
ivs wa:ts served the guests who wert:
I.\lr .ant IM1rs. Lecon Weinberng, Mliss's
kiiis, Ta'uybor Stukes, blTiomas lhagnalu,
.Iohn Hagal, ('harlie 'Thtnms aind .1.
Miss Edi th Weinberg wa': a ga in
the guest of honorn wheni Al iss Rost'
(lay evening. At the (clos( of' the
('veniting the hostess served at dlelight
fulI sal ad Icourset( wi th ('offee. 'Thuse'
enjoyinig the ('veining werec: Misses
Eit h itnd Irinma Weinberg, Irma Mc-.
IKelvey, Tlorat Hagnalt , ('ornieBatr
fieldl andt' the hostess; Messrs Taylor'
Stukes, Charlie TIhomas, .John Bagnab,
.1. G. D)inkins, Jim Sprott and Thomas