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The Manning times. (Manning, Clarendon County, S.C.) 1884-current, May 03, 1922, Section One Pages 1 to 10, Image 1

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Back Waters Threaten to Break
Through Levees and Endanger
Lives of Many People
Continual Downpour of Rain Handi
caps More Than 20,000 Workers
Trying to Strengthen Levees
New Orleans May 2.--Disquieting
reports from hooded areas of the
Atchafplaya river basin, especially
from St. Martin Parish, in Southern
Louisiana, were, received by Red
Cross officials here today. A com
mittee was dispatched at once to in
vestigate conditions there.
The Atchafalaya river flood, which
already covers large areas of rich
farming land by back waters threat
ening - to break through the levees at
a number of pkaies, eslpecially at
Meville, is being augmented by flood
waters from the Ferriday, La., cre
vasse. What will develop when this
added volume of water reaches the
lower river basin, where unconfirmed
reports (today placed the number of
homeless at 6,000 is only a matter of
The flood situation at the Louis
iana refugee camps, which had be
come critical through the practical
depletion of all food supplies, was
relieved today with the arrival at
Rhinehart, La., of provisions suffi
cient to provide, for 6,00D persons
for ten days.
In addition, two carloads' of food
were today dispatched to Lasalle
Parish, where several hundred refu
goes were reported in need.
Rain Hinders Work
Torrential rains, which have been
falling intermittently in the lower
reaches of the river for the past
twenty-four - hours, have handi
capped the more than 20,000 workers
on the levees. The rains have
weakened a number of places, reports
state, necessitating closer insportion
to prevent dangerous developments.
The Red Cross State flood relief
commissions, National Guard, Ameri
can Legion and civilian relief organi
zations were today continuing their
efforts to rescud families marooned in
their flooded homes in botlh Mississip
pie and Louisiana. In many casese
those marooned preferred to remain
in their homes, and did so, despite
the pleadings of their would-be res
cuers. With the depletion of the
scanty stores these people have on
hand, the rescue workers will face
another task in providing them with
food and clothing.
Because the Poydras crevasse,
twelve miles below New Orleans, is
serving as a spillway, speeding the
exit of waters in the lower river.
New Orleans will probabl ynot have
a return of the river to the level
that existed prior to the crevasse,
22.7 feet, according to announce=
ment by Dr. I. M. Cline, weather bu
real forecaster, late today. Dr.
Cline had previously forecasted a
stage, of 23.4 feet "if the levees
Jackson, Miss., May 2.-The $100,
000 damage suit recently instituted
against Governor Lee M. Russell by
Miss Frances Birkhead, his former
stenographer, alleging seduction,
was dismissed here today by Jus
tice E. R. Holmes in United States
court for the Southern District of
Mississippi. The action was taiken
on a motion .lpresentedl by counsel
for the Governor claiming want of
New York May 2.-Haggard and
wan, John McCormick, famous Irish
tenor, sailed todny on the Aquitania
to recuperate along the Rieiera.
With the singer sailed Mrs. Mc
Cormack, their (laughter, Gwen
dlolyn, an dItwo sons, Kevin and
Cyril. The party, Mr. McCormack
saidl, wouldl be gone all summer,
p~ossibly longer. If he returns to
health he wvill give two concerts for
Waukegan, Ill., )iay 2.--Governor
Len Small's trial on charges of con
apiring with Lieutenant Governor
Fred E. Sterling and Vernon Cur
tis, Grant rark banker to embez
,le state funds, halted today while
the Governor signed two thouspind
$1,000 road bonds. The jury played
baseball and went fishing and the
judge and lawyers played golf.
Jacksonville, Fla., May 2.-Capt.
George McDonald and thre crow of
eight of the schooner Josephine,
abandoned Saturday 75 miles north
east of Charleston, S. C., were res
cued by the schooner Camila May
Page and brought into this port
A Lar
The Clarendon County Democratic
Convention met at the Court House,
Monday, May 1, 1922. The Conven
tion was called to order at 12 o'clock
by S. Oliver O'Bryan County -Chair
man. W. M. Plowden was elected
president of the convention, Jno. G.
Dinkins, secretary, S. Oliver O'Bryan
was re-elected County Chairman and
J. W. Wideman, State Executive Com
mitteeman. The following delegates
were elected to the State Convention:
Mrs. T. M. Mouzon, Miss Corinne
Barfield, S. O. O'Bryan, Hugh Belser,
Fred Lesesne, Julian Scarborough, H.
I. Ellerbe and J. E. Gamble.
A feature of special Interest at the
Convention was the participation of
the women. The organization of the
Woodrow Wilson Club composed en
tirely of women was approved by the
Convention. This club and the Silver
Club were represented by women
The following resolution was offer
ed and unanimously adopted by the
WHEREAS, Jno. G. Dinkins, Esq,,
of Manning, is a candidate in the ap
proaching primary for the office of
Solicitor of the Third Judicial Circuit,
and Whereas we the Democrats of
Clarendon, his native County, know
him to be a man of the highest per
sonal and professional character and
to be possessed of marked legal ability
and, therefore, well qualified to dis
charge the duties of the office tc
which he aspires.
Now, we, in County Convention as
sembled, whole-heartedly endorse the
candidacy of Mr. Dinkins and com
mend him to the Democrats of the
Third J' dicial Circuit as deserving of
their support.
The Woman's Missionary Society
of the Methodist Church will meet
Monday aftetrnoon at four o'clock
The following program will be given:
Subject, "Parts Alegre, Brazil."
Hymn 646.
Missionary News.
Bible Lesson-"The Upper and
Neither Millstones," Mark III 13 19
VI 6-43, Mrs. JT. E. Arant.
TIwo ten minute talks.
1. Parts Alegre a Shategi cente:
for the Gospel," Mrs. R. R. Jenkin
22. Methodism in Par-ts Alegre,'
Miss Marie Dunlap.
Hymn -651.
P'rayer- in concert.
Mrs. J. E. Arant, leader for th<
month of May.
Michael'Collins, the great leader of
the Irish Free State who has hecome
.internationally known, ha a brother
on the Chicago police force, Sergeant
Patrick Collins. Pat is now regarded
as an influential factor through his un
'eameMannection with the Irish Frea
ger Helping, Pl
Says "Dixie" Never Before Sounded
So Good to Me"-Thousands of
Virginians Greet Their
Former Citizen
Richmond, Va., May 2.-From the
moment she first set her black
suede slippered feet on Virginia soil
at Broad street station this morning,
on a sight-seeing automobile trip in
and around Richmond this afternoon,
until the close of her address to 10,000
persons in the city auditorium tonight,
following which she was whisked
away in a limousine to the home of a
girlhood friend whose guest she is
while in this city, Lady Nancy Astor
was the central figure today of- one
of the most whole-souled and sincere
welcoming ever accorded a home-com
ing former. citizen of Richmond or
The reception she received and
the warth of the greeting extend
ed to her so impressed her that, in
expressing her appreciation, she was
unable to repress tears that welled
up in her eyes.
"I cannot begin to tell you how
goo it feels to be back home
again," she said, as she gazt. out
on a veritible sea of faces. "I don't
know what to say to all this," she
declared. "I have never been so
thrilled in all my life and 'Dixie'
never before sounded so good to
A crowd estimated at 5,000 greet
ed the distinguished visitor and her
party, consisting beside herself, of
Viscount Astor, Mrs. Charles Dana
Gibson and Dame ' Littleton, upon
their arrival, in Richmond this morn
ing at 7.10 o'clock.
Tomorrow fternoon Lady Astor
will addres san audience of wo
men o ft.he Southern Women's Edu
cational Alliance aral tomorrowt
night she wvill be entertained at a
p)ublic andl informal recepltion in the
Governor's mansion by Governor
andl Mrs. IL Lee Trinkle, Thursday,
she will leave foi- Danville, the place
of her birth, where a reception,
equaling if not eclipsing, that accord-.
ing her here today, is said to be
awvaiting her.
A district convention andl mass
meetinig of the Sunday school wvork.
cers of all denominations in the firsi
dlistrict of the Clarendlon Count3
Sunday School Association wvill bc
held at the Sardinia Church on Sun
(lay afternoon, May 4th. The con.
vention will open at 3:00 p. m. an(
close att 5:45 p). m.
A full program of practical discus
sions and~ inspiring addresses on Sun:
(lay school wvork is being preparedl
andl some of the best Sunday schoo
wvorkers in the County will take parn
on the program. This convention h
for, everybody and all are cordiall3
W. D. Young,
District President.
Program for Memorial Day exer
cises to .be held at the Manning
.cemetery a't 8:80 on the afternoon ol
-May 10th, 1922:
Invocation, Rev. J. T. Fowler.
Song--"Amierica," by the schoo
Talk-Hon. Charlton Duflant,
I onne-+"Star Spangled Banner," b3
the se'hool children.
Placing of flowers on the graves 01
the Confederate Veterans.
Song-"Dlxie," by the school.
Benediction--.Rev. .. Mcor.
June 1902
The trustees of the Moses Levi
M~emorial Institute owing to the
resignation of Prof. G. T. Pugh, have
elected Prof. W. A. Stuckey of Bishop
ville to be the head of the institution.
Prof. Stuckey is a graduate of South
Carolina College and Vanderbilt Uni
versity and comes well recommended.
He has been teaching in Texas.
Mr. O. E. Webber will have charge
of Mouzon's beef market. Mr. Web
ber is an expert beef cutter, and his
patrons can expect choice cutletts.
Col. W. B. Wilson has been appoint
ed Superintendent of the North
western railroad with headquarters at
Misses :Inez .and Mattie Felder of
Summerton are visiting the family of
Mjr. W. E. Jenkinson.
A new hardware store in town.
Read the announcement of Mr. Jas.
F. Dickson.
A 'few weeks ago .a tobacco barn
belonging to Mr. J. S. Evans, near
Workman, was burned. His neigh
bors came to his rescue and built
him a new one. This is the right
spirit. Brethren should dwell in
Williams-Burgess Post held its an
nual election of offcers on Tuesday
with the following results: T. H.
Stukes, Post Commander; H. H. Riff,
Vice-Commnander; James M. Sprott,
Adjutant; W. E. Geiger, Treasurer;
Rev. J. A. Easley, Chaplain; and W.
S. Prince, Sergeant at Arms. 'These
oflicers will be installed at the regular
meeting in June and will serve for the
ensumng year.
A committee was appointed from
the P'o't to co-operate with the U.
D. C.ad the Legion: A.Uia in
*planingforthe bseranc of em
Spanish-Ameianwrs as welaso
the Civie War.
Tngtruntees C., the oes Lwevi
everia admituttoe barn o a the
resintion of Prof.g. The youges, have
yler to berghe had oaebfo the siution.
Prf teme isou radutenyfSoutyar
vesity a pcied wlaw remened.s
He ha graduteacin inor shexwasten
Cyon.The Wilongmn has apnt
taae W. EJenkisn
All Army and Navy Contracts May
le Investigated by Spec'al
Commi tee
Washinakta,:, May 2.--Steps were
taken today by the est.ive and
lcgislative changes of the govern
m nt for investigation and prosecu
lion with vigor of war-time fraud
President Harding sent to the
House a request for a special appro
priation of $500,000 to be used by
the Department of Justice to investi
gate and prosecute all cases, civil or
criminal, growing out of the war.
Simultaneously, Attorney General
Daugherty announced the appoint
ment of former Representative
Roscoe McCulloch, of Ohio, as a
special Assistant Attorney General
to take charge of the government's
investigation and possible criminal
prosecution of cases involving war
camp contracts and expenditures.
The House rules committee also
prepared to take up tomorrow the
question - of giving privileged status
to the Johnson-Woodruff resolution
calling for appointment of a special
committee to investigate all con
tracts and expenditures by the War
and Navy departments and the alien
property custodian during and since
the war, and the settlement of gov
ernment claims arising out of such
No Objection
The Atorney General in an
nouncing the appointment of Mr.
McCulloch said he had written the
chairman of the House rules com
mittee that the Department of Jus
tice had no objection to its investi
gation, and "to go along with it."
"I want to say this," however,
he added. "Investigations by -the
department of War-time transac
tions has been going on as rapidly
as possible with the funds Con
gress has, provided, and the use of
other funds where they could legiti
mately be used for the purpose."
Mr. McCulloch was a member of
the House committee in the last
Congress which investigated the
conduct of the war and devoted
most of his attention to caipp con
Columbia, May 2.-After one of the
bitterest municipal compaigns ever
waged in the history of this city, Com
misisoner William A. Coleman, pre
sident of the Bank of Columbia, was
today nominated mayor of this city
by a majority of 511 votes over his
opponent John W. Richardson, former
chief of police. Moffat B. Dupree and
S. L. Sweeney, were nominated com
missioners over L. N. Drake and
Richard J. Pearson. The vote was
Coleman 2,540, Richardson, 2,029,
Drake 2,012, Dupree 3,084, Person 1,
466, and Sweeney 2,549. Coleman
carried four out of the eight wardls.
Pollowving the announcement of
the returns, a band headed a pa
rade to the re'sidence of Mr. Cole
man, whecre an enthusiastic decm
onstration was given him. Hie told
the five hundred or more people
that regardless of the villification
to which he had been subjected he
intendled to give a clean, consci
entious administration, and live up
to his preelection promises, of lawv
enforcement, otherwvise he wished
to be recalled ; howvever, he wvouldl
only reward his friends when it
came to the honors andl emoluments
of office. The two successful comn
m issioners were l ikewvise voci fer
iously cheered when they addressed
the crowd.
Wilmington, N. C., May 2.-With
100 candlidates present for initia
tion and assembling apparently froni
all sections of the city and sur
roundling fields and woodls, 1,20C
white rob~ed members of the Ku Klux
Klan gave Wilmington its first con
crete evidence that the order has been
establishedl in this city.
The members gathered upon the
outskirts of the city, -held an open
air meeting and drove off;' no partic
ular direction being taken. There
was no disorder although the repori
of their presence in the southern sec
tion of the city created much interesi
andl hundreds went out to get theih
first view of the fiery cross and thosc
bearing and following It
Many Large Battleships Will Be De
stroyed in Accordance
With Treaty.
Washington, May 2.-Recommen
dations that capital ships to be scrap
ped under the naval limitation treaty
be disposed of by sale on the stocks
in the case of those under construc
tion, and by sale for junk or sinking
by gunfire in the case of completed
ships, are contained in the report of
the board of naval officers appointed
to consider ways and means of carry
ing out treaty provisions. A prelim
inary estimate of $70,000,000 as to
the cost of the operation is included
in the report.
The board recommends that the
battle cruisers Lexington, under
construction at Fore River, Mass.,
and Saratoga, building by the New
York Shipbuilding Company at
Camden, N. J., be converted into
airplane carriers under the treaty
terms, the other four battle cruisers
to be sold on the stocks to the high
est bidder.
The board in its request made
public today urged that the $70 000,
000 be made immediately available,
stating that a considerable saving on
ships building under contret and to
be scrapped could be made if the
terms of settlement were worked out
promptly - with the contractors. It
was pointed out at the Navy Depart
ment, however, that the figures of
$70,000,000 was purely tentative.
For Sale or Destruction
Existing battleships which the
board recommends for sale or for
destruction by gunfire are the Vir
ginia, New Jersey, Rhode Island,
Georgia, Nebraska, Connecticut,
Louisiana, Vermont, Minneapolis,
Kansas, New Hampshire, Michigan,
South Carolina, and the Delaware or
North Dakota. One of the last -two
ships, to be designated later, is to
be used as a target ship under
the treaty.
Ships under construction and re
onunended for sale as junk on the
stocks or to be cut up under contract
with the builders include the battle
cruisers Constelaltion and Ranger, at
Newport News, and Constitution, and
United States, both at the Philadel
phia navy yard.
The Lexington, recommended for
conversion as an airplane carrier
is 33.8 per cent complete and the
Saratoga, selected for similar con
version, 35.4 per cent complete,
while the remaining battle cruisers
range from 4 per cent to 22.7 per
cent complete.
Battleships under construction in
clude the Washington, 75.9 per cent
complete at Camden, N. J. South
Dakota, 38 per cent, New York navy
yard; Indiana, 34.7, New York navy
yard; Montana, 27.6, Mare Island
yard; North Carolina, 36.7, Norfolk
yard; Iowa, 31.8, Newport News.
As to the battle cruisers the
board says none of the four to be
scrapped is near enough finished to
be conlplete(d and launched and that
all four must be dissembled or cut
)up. The board considers it possible,
however, that the Constellation can
be sold on the stocks.
The ships building at navy yards
are recommended for sale as they
stand to private firms for d isposi
tion ats requoired by the treaty but
the hoard urges that "usable ma
terial" from all ship~s such as
guns, machinery and other equip..
ment "be reserved for use in the
prioper accounts."
IOn last Thursday afternoon a
large number of women met at the
Court Ilouse to discuss the formationi
of a wvomani's D~emocratic Club. S.
Oliver~ O'Bryan, County Chairman,
wvas present atnd expllained the or
ganizatiei of such a club. After a
full discussion of the subject, a vote
was taken and the majority favored
the organiz~ation of a woman's clb
to be called the Wood rowv Wilson
Democratic Club. Oflicers were elect
edl as followvs:
President, Mrs. F. 0. Richardsdn!
Vice-President, Mrs. T. M. Mouzon.
Secretary, Miss .Janie Wilson.
Executive Committeewoman, Miss
Corinne Barfield.
Committee on Enrollment, Miss
.Janie Wilson Chairman; Mirs. W. T.
Lesesne, Jr., Misses Tora Bagnal,
Myrtle Bowman and Mattie Venning.
Delegates to County Convention,
Mesdames F. 0. Richardson, T. M.
Mouzon, W. G. King, C. N. Sprott.
Mesdames S. L. Davis andl J. W.
Wideman, Alternates.
Manning's new Council held their
first regular meeting last Monday
night. After going into the usual
routine of work, the election of officers
was had. The following officers were
elected: Attorney, John G. Dinkins;
Clerk and Treasurer, T. L. Bagnal;
Policemen, J. P. Yasney, T. T. Filow
ers; Fire Chief, I. L. Appelt- Truck
Driver, H. Newman. Council falso ap
pointed two new boards-Board of
Assessors, Leon Weinberg, C. R.
Sprott, F. P. Burgess. Equalization
Board, Dr. J. F. Geiger, L. H. Harvin,
T. M. Mouzon.

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