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OF PICKENS COUNTY
T11E PICI(ENS SENT
Established 1871--Volume 46 r
Six Mile Wins Co.
Charles Atkinson, representing the
Six Mile Academy, was awarded first
place in the Pickens county high school
oratorica contest, which was held in
the Liberty high school auditorium last
Friday night. John Bailey of Liberty
was awarded second place an4 Milton
Bunker of Easley third place. The
winner of first place was presented with
a handsome gold medal.
This contest is an annual affair with
the schools of Pickens county and each
year creates great interest among the
schools. All of the schools were well
represented and the auditorium was
filled to overflowing with an enthusias
tic audience. The people of Liberty
gave the visiting schools a hearty wel
come. A splendid spirit of friendly
rivalry prevailed and the "college" yells
were given with a vim and snap that
would have done credit to any rooter's
club in our colleges.
In rendering the decision of the judges
Dr. David M. Ramsay highly compli
mented the young speakers.
The following program was carried
Raymond Cox, Pickens- "Robert Em
Gene Sims, Central- "Under the
Charles Atkinson, Six Mile- "The
Age Needs Men."
Song-Quartet from Pickens school.
Milton Bunker, Easley- "The United
States of Europe."
George Mullinix, Norris -- "Jennie
Brown's Steam Choir. '
Ford Boggs, Beverly-"The )efense
John Bailey, Liberty- "The Path of
J. B. Looper, )acusville-- "The Trait
The. judges were Dr. D. M. Ramsay,
Greenville; Prof. M. E. Rrockman,
Greenville; Prof. W. S. Morrison, Clem
The Pickens county girls' expression
contest will be held in the Easley school
auditorium next Friday night and the
track meet will be held at Clemson Col
lege Saturday. Large crowds are ex
pected to attend both.
Fire in Porter's Barber Shop
A disastrous fire was narrowly avert
ed Saturday night about 10 o'clock in
the building occupied by Porter's Bar
ber shop, when "Fred" the shine boy,
attempted to fill a hot and lighted oil
stove with gasoline. Of course there
was a mistake. Fred thought he had
the kerosene oil bottle, but he picked
up the one which contained a gallon of
gasoline and when he turned it up the
thing happened. A flame enveloped
him, burning off his eye brows and
lashes, and singeing brown, his kinky
black hair. He dropped the burning
bottle of gasoline in the floor, vhere
upon Bert Porter proved the hero of the
occasion, picking up the flaming bottle
in his bare hands and throwving it into
the street, receiving only minor burns.
When the bottle of fire hit the curbing
Sit rolled ainde' the Ford touring car of
Ernost -QkhlOdess, which was just in
front of hbe shop. Ernest was working
at the thfrd chair, and with the aid of
Dr. R.' W. Lewis, whom he was shaving,
-succeedled in pushing the car, without
taking off the brake, from over the
Throughout the excitement 'Squire
Porter', who was massaging a young
sport, stood like the Rock of Gibraltar
and agreed with his patient, that the
greatest loss was the loss of one gallon
of gasoline and "Fred,' the shine boy's
fur. "Shine" was sent to Dr. Porter,
w ~ ho dIressed his wounds.
-We. the undersigned* merchants of
Pickens, agree to close our stores at
6.80 p. mn. every day except Saturday,
beginning AprIl 15 and ending Septem
ber 15, 1917:
* Folger, Thornley & Co., Bivens& Co.,
Hobbs-Henderson Co., Pickens Hard
ware & Grocery Co., Craig Bros. Co.,
B. S. Johnson, T. D. Harris & Co.,
Morris & Co.', 11. F. Parsons.
Monday night congress assembled in
joint session and was urged by Presi
dent Wilson to declare a state of war
exIsting between the United States and
Germany. Congress will act on the
suggestion at once, and before this
week ends the United States will be at
war with Germany. The president also
sSked for en army of 600,000 men,
Items Frpm Pickens Route Thfee
Health in this community is good, ex
cept an epidemic of measles.
We had a heavy rainfall Friday night,
but are enjoying fine, ideal spring
weather now, for which the farmers are
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Hendricks and
Mr. and Mrs. Edd Hendricks of near
Easley were recent guests of Mr. and
Mrs. A. B3. Looper.
Mrs. J. F. Bigby of Williamston has
returned home after visiting her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Welborn, also other
relatives and friends here.
Miss Frances Welborn of Pickens
visited relatives here last week.
Rev. B. C. Atkinson'filled his regular
appoitment at Mountain Grove church
Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kirksey spent
several days last week at Brevard, N.C.,
Claude Stephens of Easley visited
friends and relatives on route 3 recently.
Mrs. Walker Thomason and children
have been visiting her grandparents
and other relatives in this section. Mr.
Thomason came over for a day's visit
last week from Toccoa, Ga., where they
.make their home.
When in the course of human events
the measles break out in a community,
why be afraid? Measles is not the
Pace's sawmill has been moved from
Cedar Spring to the Hagood mill place,
where Mr. Pace uses his new water
wheel to pull it.
Rev. S. M. Jones filled his regular ap
pointment at Porters Chapel last Sun
A Newsy Letter From Jocassee
.Jocassee is progressing nicely. All
are wearing a long face-some on ac
count of the weather; others because
they haven't any tobacco to chew.
Mr. and Mrs. F. T. Whitmire of near
Pickens visited their parents last week. 1
Mrs. Silas Hinkle has gone to Pickens
for medical treatment, where she is
with her daughter, Mrs. J. W. Langston.
She .will visit different points in lower
South Carolina. Mrs. Hinkle has been
in declining health for several months,
and her many friends will be glad to
know she is improving rapidly.
A. L. Whitmire made a business trip
to Walhalla recently.
Ford Burgess, after spending several
weeks with his grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. James Burgess, has returned to t
his home in Western North Carolina. r
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Cantrell gave
a dance Saturday evening in honor of 3
their cousin, Joe Burgess, of Upper v
A singing was given at the home of ,
Mr. add Mrs. John Chapman on the Ke- I
owee last Sunday. It was greatly en- 'I
joyed by a large attendance.
S. D. Hinkle of the Whitewater Inn e
made a business trip to Pickens recen tly.
Jess Foster has returned from Balsam
Grove, N. C. His miany friends are
glad to welcome him back.
Messrs. Eddings and Diehl of Clemson
College were the week-end guests of
the Whitewater Inn.
Mrs. William Ramey of Keowee river
spent a week with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Elias Hamilton, of Upper White
The revenue ollicers were seen going
up the beautiful Jlocassee Valley last
wee. They had'no success as far as we.
have heard, as everyonie here are tee-,
There are a lot of young chickens up
here, all wearing pretty new spring
A Wise Selection
A. ,J. R. in Easley Progress.
Relative to the selection of Rev. D. W.
Hiott by the Head Camp as a represen-.
tative to the Sovereign Camp, W.O.W.,
to be held in July, it may be considered'
a very worthy choice, indeed. The long,
faithful services of Rev. D. W. Hiott.
in Woodcraft, coupled with his years of
successful, zealous labors as a minister
of the Gospel, wvith his caaiyas an
impromptu speaker, added to his inti
mate relations with Masonry and other
fraternal organizations, both in fiduciary
and membership capacities, his large
fund of general information, gdined by
extensive reading, study and travel,
and stored in a level head, abundantly
qualify him as a distinguished and hon
orable representative; so that the noble
order of Woodmen of Pickens county
may well rest assured that their inter
ests will be wisely and carefully looked
after at 'w.e meeting of the Sovereign
Death at Six Mile.
During the past few dayst ere .Ave
>een many visits, but one special visitor
ame into our midst last week. Every
mne recognized him and still we feel the
ad influence he left. He was Mr.
?hysical Death. On March 26 he vis
ted the home of Mr. and Mrs. P. W.
Nillimon and claimed as his victim Mrs.
Allen McCoy Garrett. For three Weeks
md two days Mrs. Garrett had suffered
wful agonies. At first she was strick
m with pneumonia and after having
>een relieved of that, heart dropsy set
n. Dr. Woodruff was her faithful phy
ician, and with her loving friends and
relatives did all that humans could do
to save her life, but the Great Life
4iver saw fit to call her to her eternal
reward. On the following day the
:orpse was carried to Mt. Olive, where
the funeral ceremony was conducted by
Dr. L. G. Clayton, thence to the Six
Mile cemetery, where the'body was in
terred beside that of her husband Aaron
Garrett, who preceded her there eight
years. Also she was preceded to the
grave by three small children-two girls
(twins) and one little boy, four years of
age, called by the family 'Little obby.'
She is survived by six children, as fol
lows: Rev. J. R. Garrett of Central,
C. W. Garrett of Knoxville, Tenn.;
Mrs. Lizzie Hoover of Jacksonville, Fla.;
Mrs. J. E. Merck of Central, Mrs. P.
W. Willimon of Central, and Mrs. John
Willimon of Oklahoma.
We believe she was indeed a good
woman. She had been a member of a
hristian church from childhood and was
seventy-five years of age. Among the
saddest relatives is her little grand
laughter whom she raised from infancy
to be 'about ten years old. This was
llen, daughter of C. W. Garrett. She
eft Sunday for his home in Knoxville.
The many friends and relatives have
)ur sympathy during these dark hours.
J. D. V.
Death of W. A. Watkins
Liberty, March 3.-A shadow of
leep sorrow has been cast over the city
>y the death of William Abraham Vat
Cins, which occured Monday morning,
Marclh 26. The illness which caused his
leath was both painful and protracted,
inving been confined to his bed for sev
He passed his 61st year July 11th, last,
mad was born and reared in Anderson
ounty, moving to this city eleven years
go. He was a member of the First
3aptist church from which the funeral
ervice was held Tuesday afternoon by
)r. T.M. Galphin, a former pastor, and
tev. J. C. Bailey, pastor of the Presby
erian church. His body was laid to
est in Westview cemetery.
Besides his aged mother, Mrs. Hester
Vatkins, of Belton, he leaves his widow,
rho was Miss Lula Gary, and, live chil
ren: W. H. Watkins, Mrs. 1. W.
IcWhorter, and 11. L. Watkinsof Salem.
Llso a sister, Mrs. Ruth Wilson, of
'exas, and two half brothers, John
Vatkins, of Oklahoma, and Jim Wat
ins, of Belton, and a number grand
Gloing to Church a
I N a letter to Elwvin 1. Lord,
ebamb11ler of commeu~rce, whiichi
campaign, Champ Cla'rk says
p)lace that peCople could be On Si
dluction ol' Speaker Clark's letter
T H C .9&A K ER'S ROOMS
H-OUSE OF hEPRESENTAT
WASHINGTON. D. C.
Mr. Edwin B. Lord,
My dear Mr. Secretar;
I do not know o
people could be on Si
Going& to ohuroh is a
Death of Mrs. Elizabeth Ligon
Elberton, Ga. -On the 19th day o
March, 1917, Sister Ligon was in he
usual health and performed her dail;
labors of love for her family; at te
o'clock she walked over to a near neigh
bor's, Mr. T. Durham, where she wa
suddenly stricken with paralysis. Skille
physicians were called, but their effort
proved vain. The Master had callec
and at 2 o'clock Sister Ligon fell aslee
in Jesus-"Blessed sleep from whic
none ever wake to weep." She was
member of the Fortsonia Baptist church
which was organized in January of thi
year. , Her remains were peacefully lai
to rest in the new church cemetery
hers being the first grave.
A large concourse of sorrowing rels
tives and friends attended as she wa
laid to rest. Her husband, Bro. T. J
Ligon, and family moved to Elber
I county from Pickens, S. C., a few year
ago. They are an honest, God-fearin
people and have endeared themselves t
all with whom they have come in cor
tact. The sympathy of our entire corr
munity is extended them in their sa
bereavement. S. C. HUDsON.
Mrs. Ligon had many relatives an
friends in Pickens county.
(Easley Progress please copy.)
Trustees of the Montvale school hay
decided to have a seven-months scho<
this year, which is a month longer tha
usual. Messrs. W. 1. Gravlcy, R. S
Porter and P. .J. Gillespie are the true
tees of this school.
In an election which excited more tha
usual interest for a Pickens election, (
L. Cureton was elected Mayor over El
H. Field by a vote of 75 to 52 Monda:
and the following six gentlemen wer
elected aldermen to serve the city <
Pickens for the next two years: Erne:
Alexander, E. H. Craig, A. C. Gravle;
J. N. Hlallum, M. C. Smith and .1. 1
Little Richard, the 6-months-old bal
boy of Mr. and Mrs. Ben L. Hendricl
of near Dacusville, died Friday, Marc
30, and the body was laid to rest at Cro
Roads church Saturday after funer
services conducted by Rev. ).W. Hiot
A cold contracted was the cause of th
death. It is survived by its parents ar
one little sister, Margaret. 'May t:
Great Comforter console the bereave
At a meeting of the Pickens Highwa.
Commission held at Easley last week
C. E. Robinson of Pickens was electec
clerk of the commission. The commis
sion is now completely organized an<
getting preliminary work under way as
fast as expedient. The bonds are ad.
vertised this week for sale. Messrs.
Cureton and Lenhardt, members of th<
commission, also went to Greenville
county last week.and inspected the new.
ly built roads of that county and were
favorably impressed with them. It has
not been definitely decided what class
of roads will be built in Pickens county.
Glood Hiabit, Says
Go to Church
secretary of the Massillon (0.)
conducted a GO TO CHURCH
that he doesn't know of a better
mnday than in church. A repro
f' a better place that
inday than in church.
Honor Roll Pickens Mill School
r First Grade-Shirlie McMeely, Georg(
r Rogers, Roy Green, Rab Ilolcombe,Jes
sie Holcombe, Charlie Rodgers, Ivy
Pace, J. B. Holland, Edgar Reaves, An
. nette Heard, Leona Holcombe, Colemar
a Third Grade-Cecil Heard, Gertrud<
s Barrett, Stella Parker, Edna Powell,
Fourth Grade- Harold Adams, Horact
h Campbell, Jessie Pace, Ruth Clark.
Fifth Grade-Tally Hendrix, Homei
Powell, Fred Powell, Kathleen Adams
s Clyde Adams, Winnie Clark.
:1 _ _ _ _
Honor Roll Mauldin School
First Grade--Doyce Ariail, Harold Mc
s Donald, Jewel Sheriff, Truman Sheriff,
.James Barr, Auburn Satterfield,Georgik
t Smith, Tom Duncan, Leila Holder.
a Second Grade-Nellie Stancell, Evan
geline Dorr, Ethel Rogers, Clarenc
o Christopher, Gertie Duncan, William
. Third Grade-Guy Gilstrap, Ola Satter
d field, Ruth Prince.
Fourth Grade-John Ariail, Glady
d Lesley, Ruby McDonald, Clarence Mc
Donald, Ralph Christopher, Lois Smith,
Ralph Smith, Claude Gilstrap.
Honor Roll Norris School
If First Grade-Helen McWhorter, Tats
Maddox, Theodore Owens, George Clar
dy, Creed Mauldin. Advanced Firs
Grade-Henry Entrekin, Robert Smith
Lance McWhorter, Estelle Patterson
Mabel Patterson, Grace Kirby.
n Second Grade-Lydia Clardy, Eunice
Newton, Hughes Clayton, Jay Clayton
. Bud Johnston, Lottie Alexander, Loi.
, Couch, Edward Bowen.
e Third Grade-Minnie McQueen, Lizzii
f Blackerby, Wayman McWhorter, Annie
it Belle Entrekin, Clyde Entrekin, Paulin(
. Fourth Grade-Catherine Bowen.
Fifth Grade-Norene Johnston, Thos
Tate, Cecil Young, Alton Mullinax.
y Sixth Grade-Lizzie Entrekin, Hustoi
s Alexander,J. P. Garvin, Lillian Johnston
Seventh Grade-Ellen Tate. John En
a trekin, Marshall Entrekin.
l Eighth Grade-Walter Tate, Lola Bake
' L. E. KJRRY, Principal.
d Honor Roll Glassy M't'n. Schoo
First Grade-Aldine Pace, Ralph An.
thony, Frank Anthony, Florence Day.
Second Grade-Lillian Hayes, Irene
Freeman, Willie Hayes, Irvin Hendricks,
I Bryan Anthony, Frank Childs, Elbert
I Third Grade-Alma Hayes, Leroy
Childs, Ernest Leslie, Hamp Day.
Fourth Grade-Florence Hendricks,
Parker Hendricks, Eva Anthony, Agnes
Leslie,. Furman Simmons, Lucille An
thony, Eva Baker.
Sixth Grade--Jim Ed H-endricks, Ivy
Seventh Grade- Lizzie Anthony.
Ninth Grade-Ernestine Hendricks,
MATTJE BOwEN, Principal.
LILLIAN FARMER, Assistant.
Thue Liberty Basket ball team met our
team here Wednesday afternoon. Miss
Pauline Brown acted as referee. The
result of the contest wvas 21 to 20 in
favor of Pickens The track teams also
met, but aill the events were notecarried
Miss WVilliams spent the week -end tat
her home in Eassley.
Miss Mary Sutherland, a formerCI pupil
here, aind Edwvin Hlutto of Spartanburg
The girls' expression contest will lbe
held at Easley Friday evening, April 5,
at 7.30 o'clock. Miss Annie Gr'avley
will represent this school.
A special train will lbe run to mee t No'.
40 at Easley at 6.15 Saturday evening
if enough people will give their ntame's
to Raymond Cox by Friday noon.
Mr. Editor: We desire to take this
method in thanking our friends for their
k ind adrainistrations during the sickness
and death of our mother, Mrs. Ellen
McCoy Garrett. Also we wish to thank
Dr. Woodruff' for his kindness and ser
vice. May the Lord's richest blessings
rest on them all is our prayer.
Mas. J. E. MERCK,
Mns. P. W. WILLiMON.
A Timely Letter
From W. W. Long
To All Men and Women Demonstration
Agents in South Carolina:
The conditions, as being reported, of
the food crops of the world if notalarmn
ing are serious. This is especially true
when we realize that the reserves will
be exhausted at the end of this crow
It is reported that the English wheat
crop is exceedingly backwwahd. The Dutch
crop is small. The French crop is very
much less than usual, and what is most
alarming Argentina will have wheat or
corn to export. The Australian wheat
crop is reported 50,000,0o0 bushels less
than last year's. The statement is made
that the English government has con
tracted for the entire surplus of this
year's wheat crop of Canada. 'Wheat
in the winter growing states in our
country has suffered much for want of
moisture. Early vegetables in the
Southern States have been destroyed by
recent freezes. Comingr nearer home.
the prospects for wheat and oat crops
in South Carolina are the most discour
aging in years. 'The season is very
backward and, therefore, little garder.
ing has been done in this state.
The country is virtually in a state of
war and we have every reason to expect
that in a short time thousands of young
men may be called from the fields to
arms. Therefore, it is necessary to im
press upon all classes of our people the
urgent need of growing all vegetables
for table use and for canning;' purposes.
You should take this matter up not
only with the farmers but with the of
ficials of cities and villages and bring
about organizations for the cultivation
of vacant lots in food crops. Chambers
of commerce, women 's clubs and every
agency should be appealed to to assist
in this most important work. The pro
duction of forage crops on large areas,
particularly the velvet bean, sorghum,
Soudan grass, cowpeus and soy beans
is urgent. The acreage in corn should
be greatly increased.
Thel greatest care should br taken
with spring pigs. Hogs are now selling
r in the northern markets at 15 ;-4 cents
a pound on foot; beef cattle from 10 to
12 cents a pound on foot, with every
prospect of increasing. The acreage of
sweet potatoes should be increased many
fold. Every farmer should plant a crop
of fall potatoes- the Lookout Mountain
variety if obtainable.
With the food supply of the world in
its present condition we may be assured
of a profitable demand for all food crops.
We owe it to ourselves and our country
to produce the necessary supplies for
the family, and in the event that war is
declared, for the men wlo are perflorm
ing their patriotic duty. The indida
tions are that for the first time since
the Civil War we will be unable to pmt -
chase supplies from other countries.
Therefore it is imperative that we pro
duce them at home. This possibility of
shortage may bring some of our people
to actual suffering.
If you think wise have this article
p~ublished in your local paper. Cal
your bankers, merchants and farmers
in conference no that the most powerful
influences may be put in motion for the
growing o f necessary food1 crops for man
and beast. Respectfully,
Clemson College. March 22, 1917.
The Sentinel's Honor Roll
New subiscribhers: J1 R II udson, j1 y
O'S-heal, Guny T'homas, WA TI WNillis, .J E
Kay, Mrs Fl'ora Arnette, W IT Ashmnore,
J1 () Lwis, .J M Smith, J1 L Patterson.
l.'enewalIs: WN D Sutherland, R T',
.1 iynes, WV TI Iates, H1 E .Jones, FE M
lIo:lding1~, S I Looper, J1 ( Crane, Ed F
l lendricks, TI WN Townes, D r R Kirksey,
Mrs II B Ilendricks, Mrs J C Williams,
,James M Wood, D~r W A Woodruff, T I)
Hates, Mirs E MI Thomas, A C Smith, J1
C Grtavley, .John 'ferry (col), Frank
We thank you.
New Barber in Pickens
I have purchased Reese's Harber Shop,
next door to the Keowee Pharmacy, in
Pickens, and solicit a shareof the bar
ber business of the goodl people of Pick -
ens and community.
I am a native of this county and havo
had twelve years experience in the bar
ber business in the largest cities of this
state (ad can give you anything you
wvant in my line, including "Duster
Brown" andI all other style haircuts for
children and grownups.
I will show my appreciation of your
business by giving you good service.
(adv) J. BUSH ADAMs,