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4 OF PICKENS COUNTY
E~t1b1 PICIKENS SENr-I -EIIN
_ _ e4 PICKENSs S. C., JUNE 1917
The final examinations were held last
week. The entire high school without
a single exception passed these exam
inations and only a very small per ceni
of the grammar grades failed.
One of the most eloquent and soul.
stirring sermons ever heard in Pickens
-was-delivered to -the.graduating class in
the Methodist church by Rev. Edwin R.
Mason of Greenville.
We are loosing three of our efficient
lady teachers, Miss Ada Craig and Miss
Ruby Baker are soon to take up other
walks in life, and the school and the re
maining teachers join in wishing them
happiness and prosperity for they have
done invaluable work during theiryears
of labor in the school. Miss Isadorh
Williams, as has already been stated, is
going into training in a special class at
Battle Creek, Mich., (for nursing).
-During the two years that Miss Wil
liarns has been assistant teacher of the
high school her efliciency has always
been displayed and she has won the love
and respect of both teachers and pupils.
Mr. Campbell made an address to the
mill school last Saturday at their picnic.
The first of the commencement ex
ercises of the Pickens High School was
the sermon to the graduating clasis, by
Rev. Edwin R. Mason of Greenville,
Sunday in the Methodist church. It
was generally conceded that this was
one of the best sermons ever preached
here and the entire congregation was
fairly lifted by the beauty and earnest
ness with which it was delivered. Rev.
E. T. Hodges assistpd in the services.
Monday evening at 8.30 o'clock the
graduating exercises were held in the
school auditorium before a large audi
ence. After invocation by Rev. E. T.
Hodges and music by Bernice Carey,
the class history was read by Miss An
nie Gravely. This was followed with
the class poem by -Joe Frank Freeman.
A quartette was then sung by Ethel
Stewart, Bertha Cantrell, Steen Loop
er and Harrison Edens. Following this
was the valedictory by Frank Keith.
Each had prepared 'his part with care
and.rendered it with ease.
After the farewell song by 'the class,
Gen. M. L. Bonham, of Anderson, de
livered a most forceful address, which
in accordance with the times, was very
patriotic. Everyone greatly admired
this address for Mr. Bonham is a truly
great orator. Miss Etheleyne Gantt
then plaved a selection on the piano,
after which the prizes offered for the
best essay by the Woman's Christian
Temperance Union, and the local chap
ter of the United Daughters of the Con
federacy were awarded. The former
was presented to Miss Mary Hallum of
the seventh grade and the latter to Joe
Frank Freeman of the graduating class.
The certificates were presented to the
finishing class by the high school teach
era, Mr. T. H1. Campbell and Miss Isa
Those finishing are: Margaret Aiken,
Bertha Cantrell, Joe Frank Freeman,
Annie Gravely, Ella Lewis, Steen Loop
er, Taylor O'D~ell, Ethel Stewart, Flor
ence Stewart, Halrrison Edens, Frank
SKeiti) and Charlie Yongue.
The report of the trustees'hlas been
given but no complete information has
been received. as to who all of next
year's teachers will be. Probably all
the lady teachers except Miss Ruby
Baker, Miss Ada Craig and Miss Isa
dora Williams will be retained. A most
successful year has just ended, but we
'y hope next year there wvill be a still
The iLollowing attendance, punctual -
ity, deportment and scholarship recor-ds
of Pickens school pup~lils cover- the en
tire school year:
PERP~ECT ATTENDA NCE
First Grade -- Mary Gravley, Elsi(
Hester, Virginia Lewis, Eleanor Maul
din, Clay Newton.
Second Grade - Edith Hlames, 1it
Johnson, Irene ,Johnson, Annie Mat
Stewart, Ruth Sutherland,DavidGantt,
p. Frank Partridge, Claude Seawright.
Third Grade-Li [nnie Cantrell, Nar
Fourth Grade-Ruth Gravley..
Fifth Gr-ade - Daisy Bivens, Neti
Sixth Grade-Nannip Morris, Katii
Cureton, Don Roark.
Seventh Grade- -Eula Stewart, Rob
First Grade -Mary Gravley, Frederic
.r H allum, Eleanor Mauldin,
'I Second Grade- Francis Cureton, Hele
Langston, Annie Mae Stewart, Margn
ret Valley, Connie Finney, David Gant
. Fr& nk Partridge, Fant TVhornley.
T1 Ird Grade--Margaret Richey,. He
ter ~ongue, Webb Yongue.
Fourth Grade-Margaret Bivens, Ruth
Fifth Grade-Lois Hames, Louise
Hutchings, Athalie Hallum, Helen Grif
fin, Roy Herde, Mable Finney.
Sixth Grade--Edna Willis, Nannie
5lorris, Don Roark, Katie Cureton, Joe
Seventh Grade-Eleanor McDaniel,
Norman Yongue, Bonnie Henderson,
Robert Roark, Fannie Finney, Mary
Hallum, Emily Thornley, Sara Mae
Eighth Grade-Ethelyne Gantt, Nita
Hmes, Melenee Thornley.
PERFECT ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTU
First Grade-Mary Gravley, Eleanor
Second Grade-Annie Mae Stewart,
David Gantt, Frank Partridge.
Fourth Grade-Ruth Gravley.
Fifth Grade-Daisy Bivens.
Sixth Grade-Katie Cureton, Don
Roark, Nannie Morris. -
Seventh Grade-Robert Roark.
First Grade--Marjory Allen, Ottis
Cauly, Ora Hughes, Eisie Hester, Fred
erica Hallum, Mary Looper, 'Virginia
Lewis, Frances 'McFall, Elednor Maul
din, Charlie Craig, Clay Newton. .
Second Grade-Mildred Baker, Fran
cis Cureton, Ila Johnson, Irene Johnson,
Amy Porter, Annie Mae Stewart, David
Gantt, Oliver Hughes, Claude Sea
wright, Pant Thornley.
Third Grade--Wyatt Stewart, Nan
Newton, Margaret Richey.
Fourth Grade- Marshall H ughes, Ruth
Gravley, Lucile Hallum.
Sixth Grade- Mary Mor-is.
E'ighth Grade-Neta Ifames.
Tenth Grade-Margaret Aiken.
Pirst Grade-Frederica Hallum, Vir
ginia Lewis; tied.
Second Grade -Annie Mae Stewart,
Fant Thornley; tied.
Third Grade-Wyatt Stewart. 4
Fourth Grade-Ruth Gravley.
Fifth Grade-Essie Stewart, Athalie
Sixth Grade-Edna Willis.
Seventh Grade-Eula Stewart.
Eighth Grade- Melenee Thornley.
Ninth Grade- Ellen Finley.
Tenth Grade-Joe Frank Freeman.
I PRIZE-WINNING ESSAY
The following essay won the first
prize of $5.00 given by the Pickens W.
C. T. U. for the best essay on "Alcohol
and the Human Body," and competed
for by members - of the seventh and
eighth grades of the Pickens high
school. The essay was written by Miss
Mary Hallum, daughter of Dr. and Mrs.
J. N. Hallum of Pickens. The Senti
nel hopes to print the other two prize
winning papers in early issues:
ALCOHOL AND THE HUMAN
Alcohol is a subject which may
well engage our earnest attention
because of the wave of protest
ngainst it that is now swveeping over
the wvhole world.
We first want to know wvhat alco
hol is. Its 'friends say that it is a
stimulant and a liquid food. We sub
mit that alcohol is the grentest men
ace of the race.
Modern science dleclares that it
has yet to be proved that the heart
muscle can be stimulated by alco
hol, that alcohol is a narcotic, wvater
absorbing antesthetic drug-a poison.
It must be classed with opium, co
caine, mlorp~hine and other appetite
forming poison drugs. It cannot be
taken with any dlegree of frequency
without dleteriormtion to the human
tissue and it affects maliciously all
cell life. One dIrink of intoxicating
liquor dIisturbs the disease-germ-de
stroying white blond cells of the
body-they stagger. With the germs
of typhiod striking in on the bowels
with tuberculosis ger'ms striking in
on the lungs, the sluggish, impover.
ished white corpuscles of the drink.
er's blood( are insufficient for then
task and fail in the hour of physica.
cr-isis. Thus it is that pneumonii
has a death mortgage on the dIrunk.
ard! Thus it. is that the so-callet
moderate drninker has but one chanc<
in two for recovery from (isease an<
for long life as c-omparedl with th<
.Just let us glance for a moment a
the physiological action of alcohol
It causes lowering of the body tem
perature of from one to three de
-grees. At tirst it increases the hear
action, but lowers the blood pressur
through the dilation of the bloo<
vessels. It affects the nervous sys
tenm directly through the blood. 1
has been found present in the bloo
stream fifteen inuates after taking
It causes a' tremendous flowv of bloo
to the eapillaries and small bloo
vessels that supply the stomach.
4' The materia medica says, alcohi
wvhen first applied to the skin giv
Sa cool sensation, but afterward
evnnoration be interfeved with
causes irritation and heat and if con
tinued, produces inflammation. It
has the same effect upon the mucu
our membranes. If taken in large
puantities, appetite is lost and nau
sea appears, and the digestive power
Sir William Osler, lute of Johns
Hopkins University, Professor of
Medicine at Oxford, McGill and
Pennsylvania Universities and one
one of the worlds greatest physi-I
cians. says of alcohol that it produ
ces acute inflanmation of the stom
ach, hemorrhage of the pancreas,
heart disease, cancer of the stomach,
brights disease, fatty liver, harden
ing of the arteries, and a multitude
of other afilictions of the body. It is
reasonable to presume that where a
vital organ like the stomach has its
delicate tissues constantly irritated,
as is done by the steady use of alco
hol, that the way .is opened for what
ever pathological change may take
place wherein diseases are given a
chance to manifest themselvec.
The researches of Beebe of Cor.
nell Medical College, New York,
show that alcohol may not only
break down the defences of the body
against disease but really causes dis
ease by its interference with the
functions of the liver. The liver
burns up and destroys much pois
onous waste matter generated in the
system. When alcohol is in the blood
the livet appears to attack it first as
a poison easily burned, consequent
ly waste matter is left undone as the
oxidating power of the liver is lim
ited. Thus poisonous waste matter
returns into the circulation and ren-1
der the blood impure.
One of the more recent discover
ies of science is that alcohol, like
ether and chloroform, has a tendency
to dissolve lipoid material of the
blood cells. There is more of this del
icate lipoid material in the brains
than in any part of the body, hence
the brain is very easily disturbed
In hot weather the alcoholi drink
er invites sunstrokes.
Dr. J. Wallace Beveridge, of the
Cornell Medical College, says:
The heat center is located in the
fourth ventricle in the brain. By arti
ficially stimulating this, we can low
er or raise an animals temperature.
Alcohol through the blood, by virtue
of its toxic effect has a direct action
on this center.
Alcohol has been found a direct,
unquestionable cause of mental dis
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Official lpaper of the cou
Largest paper in the coi
Prints more news than
Has a larger circulation
The Sentinel prints all t
war and state news, and r
ens county news.
It is the people's paper.
Every good citizen of
subscribe for The Sentir
we have the better paper
more benefit we can be to
Get your neighbor to suj
You help us and we wil
Subscription price is $1
ieight months, 50 cents foi
eases in fro'n ten to forty per cent. T
of all cases of insanity.
Science proves by delicate instru
ments of precisions that a person un
der the influence of alcohol thinks, u
sees, hears and acts more slowly tv
than the one who doesn't use. alcohol, a
Before the recent disturbance a
which called large numbers of our
young men to the border, recruiting f
stations were turning back sixty- il
five per cent. of all applicants as
physically unfit, the vast majority of 0
them as the result of diseases for e
which alcohol is directly or indirect- P'
ly responsible. 01
The verdict of the civilized na
tions of the world and of the world's
greatest physicians is that alcohol is
a terrible destroyer of human life, s
efliciency and happiness. It de
bauchus character, blights hopes ,cre
ates criminals and lunaties. -
king alcohol will be banished from
our midst. S
May young and old profit from the "
sa(l plight of Robert Burns, who, h
speaking from experience, said: I
"Brandy, brandy, bane of life,
Source of tumult and of strife;
/ Could I but half thy sorrows tell,
The wise would wish thee,
Safe in Hell."
From Ambler Sedion
The crops are in very good condition, it
The Sunday school at Ambler is still h
in a flourishing condition, with Bro. J. 0
R. Connelly'as superintendent. le is
also bne of our best singers, and with '
Miss Susan Connelly at the organ our t
music is second to none. We had sev- %
eral visitors yesterday. Among them t1
were Messrs. Henry Edens and Dean h
Stansell from Oolenoy, L. P. Simmons
and Bertran Anthony from Griffin, and
Misses Verona Mae Anthony and Ern
estine Hendricks, also of Griffin.
Mr. and Mrs. Beco Watson visited A. r
C. Smith and family Sunday afternoon. a
Ernest Trotter visited one of the
fairer sex of Ambler Sunday, but this
has become of his regular Sunday tricks.
Mrs. Esley Lynch and little son re- t
turned home yesterday, after a few )
days' stay at the home of her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Ton Freeman.
Mr. and Mrs. Elbert McJunkinvisited
his parents Saturday and Sunday.
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is, S. C.
0 THE GIRLS AND WOMEN OF,
It is with an earnest to help wake
p the girls and women of our coun- a
, and State that I am writing these t
ords,. because I know from person
experience that few of us realize,
hat a crisis our country is facing
id what a serious question is be- 1
ore each of us. I want to do my part
waking up Pickens county to the t
tct that we must work, we must
tonomize in every way. We must
epare for the future to which every|
ic who knows the facts as they iI
ally are looks forward to with a
England waked up too late to the
3cessity of saving every bit of food
uffs possible and today her people
'e hungry. Her little children have
t had enough to tat in two years, i
id because their little bodies are
a poorly nourished, tuberculosis
id other diseases are taking their
>hl upon them. At the food stations
here each day one food card is r
ought for a fdmilyj where each
ty when the food is distributed
id the card is punched for the days t
ipplies, perhaps only a hit of bread,
te card c; often taken home with
it a punch because there is no
)od to give, and there is no food
tat day and the starving millions go I
3t19g1y.. That is across the ocean
au think-but will this be the case
i America? Yes, it will be and it is
ist ahead of us now and we do not
alf realize the situation in its seri
usness. The thousands of dollars
orth of food stuffs that have annu
Lly been shipped into South Carolina
re cut off--and authorities tell us
tat should anything happen to that
hich we are receiving now that
lere is only enough inl the State to
st ten weeks.
Women and girls, we must wake
1), we must wake others up, This is
ot a time now to put off until to
iorrow-not a time to devote our
Ives to pleasures and things that
mnlly do not count. We have a great
nd necessary work to do. We have
s much to do as our soldiers have
erhaps more. Our country is need
ig us. On us depends the welfare of
ur country and our boys. We must
aike care of food stuffs in our homes
Ve must knit, sew, make pillow slips
or our adldiers.
The soldiers at the front are need
ng pillows. When they are wounded
hey have no support for their heads
>r wounded limbs and our boys are
niong them at the front. South Car
alina has been asked to give fifty
housand pillow slips made of un
ileached cotton 16x24 when finish
d. These slipst are sent to the front
vhere women fill them with sea weed
'hey are used once, then the sea
meed is taken out put in vats where
he blood is washed out, the sea weed
I dried and used again. Surely, Pick
ns county girls and women, we can
take these and help that much.
The Red Cross takes care of tife
ick and wounded. The National Ser
ice League for Women takes -!are
f their welfare and trains girls and
lomen in (1) Social and Welfare
Vork; (2) Home Economics; (3)
,griculture; (4) Industry; (5) Mo
,r )riving; (6) Medical and Nur
ing; (7) General; (8) Health; (9)
ivics; (10) Signalling; (11) Camp
17. This league is recognized by the
Inited States Govenmnent. We amust
e prepared for all of the~se things
u o 30vhen the time comes we will
e trained and ready. The wvar is
ot nearly over as so many think.
'erhaps it has only begun. The Uni
edl States Government is preparing
or fronm three to five years at the
east. Authorities tell us th- t it may
ast for years.
Then the colored wvomien must be1
ande to knowv that if they (10 not
vake up to facts this coming wvinter
hey wvill he hunagry. We insist on
heir planting cowv peas and collards
mn every inch of ground they have.
rhey can't depend on~ the wh'Iite p~eo
>de to help them because the wvh ite
>eole wvon't haveo it to give The Na
ional Service League for Women
ilso organize the colored women
umd trains thema to beC prepaired.
WVomen and girls,. of Pickens and
sickens county I appeal to you for
he sake of humianity, for the sake
>f yuor brothers and friends and all
>f those (lear to you, for country's
lnke, for your owvn sake :andI that of
iour home, line up in this Ssrv'ice
League 'or the Red Cross or both. It
s as important for you to do0 so as
t is foar our boys to enlist. D~on't
be a slacker in times like these: We
must wvake up to the real situation.
We must prepare.
In about a week Miss Jane 11. Ev
mans, of the National League for Wo
man's Service will be in Pickens to
organize leagues and speak of these
things. Let each of us be thinking
about it seriously and when she
comes let every woman and girl in
i~'ckens county be present to hear
her and help organize leagues for
service. Pickens county women are
coming to the front and do their
bit. We do not believe our girls and
women can ever be accused of be
The day of Miss Evans visit has
not as yet been decided on., It wvil:
be one na the frsot of next week
Along Marietta Route 2
I will give you a few dots from this
ection since we have been blessed with
he glorious rain and beautiful sunshine.
Vhile the rain of the 22d was heavy in
his section, yet (we were more than
lad to see it come.
G. W. Bowen is giving the roads of
is section a dressing out which will be
iuch appreciated by all of us.
Herbert Williams, who has been con
nod to his room for some time, is, we
re glad to say, ablo to be out again.
The 12 months old child of Jas. A.
dens, who has been real sick, is con- A5
Our section was visited by good rains
gain on June 1st.
Rev. J. E. Foster filled his regular
ppointment at Mt. Tabor on last Sun
ay, good attendance an, nice behavior,
o evidence of "booze."
Miss Snowey Williams os Easley is
'isiting relatives and friends in this sec
ion this week.
Here's wishing that our own Wood
ow Wilson would reduce the prices on
lour, corn and so on so that we could
read our vegetables.
Crops are looking reasonably well
ince the copious showers came, al
hough the stand of much of the cotton
s poor. But we can't eat cotton no
Mrs. L. S, Edens and children visited
ter mother, Mrs. Mira Turner, of Da
.usville route I last week.
Mrs. W. A. Edens and son, Marshall,
.isited at Mr. Wn. M.- Edens' last
J. P. Robinson visited his sister, Mrs..
1. 1). M. Keith, of Oolenoy, who is still
ieriously sick, on last Wednesday.
The contractors will soon have the
W. 0. W. Hall for Bula Camp No. 910
:ompleted, which will add much to the.
!onvenience of Woodmen of this section.
0. A. Crenshaw made a business trip
to Pickens Thursday.
Pickens Produce Market
Cotton, pound-...-.. - ..... .21j
Corn, bushel_ ...... ...$2.00
Peas, busheL. ... ...... 2.50
Cane seed, bushel ------------- 2.00
Hams, pound ------------------ .25
Eggs, dozen. .---------- .30
Butter, pound... -.-- - .. 25
Chickens, pound.. ---..- ----- .12
Notice will try to be sent out ev
erywhere, but to be sure that you
know the exact date call or see on
next Monday June 11th.
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