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VOL. 51, NUMBER 13 _ PICKENS, S. C. JULY 21, 1921..SBCITO$15PEYA
Mrs. J. P. Carey went to Atlanta
Friday where she will visit relatives.
Mrs. J. C. Jennings is visiting her
son Jesse in Hardeeville.
Mrs. W. C. Newton is visiting Miss
Olivia Evatt in Greenville this week.
Mr. E. L. Henderson, prominent
Central citizen, was a county seat
visitor one day last week.
Dr. J. L. Aiken is enjoying a ten
days' vacation at his home in Bre
vard, N. C.
M:. James Clements, of Atlanta,
is visiting his aunt, Mrs. G. R. Hen
Mr. Leland Boggs and children, of
Savannah, Ga., are visiting his sis
ter, Mrs. Wayne Mauldin.
B. F. Hendricks is back on the job
after spending several days with his
Miss in Walnut, Mississippi.
Miss Ellen Nealey, a student at a
business college ~ in Greenville, spent
the week-end with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. B. G. Nealey.
M1r. and Mrs. Richard Alexander
returned to Anderson Wednesday
after a pleasant visit to their parents,
Mr. and Mrs. F. 'E. Alexander.
Mr. J. J. Chastain has returned
after visiting in Atlanta. He was
accompanied by his daughter, Mrs.
T. L. Frances, of that place, who will
visit relatives here.
Dr. Richard Alexander and wife
have returned to their home in An
derson after a pleasant visit to his
padients, Senator and Mrs. F. E.
Alexander, in Pickens.
County offfeers, magistrates and
others entitled to a copy of the 1921
Acts of the Legislature may get same
by calling at the clerk of court's of
Mrs. B. B. LaBoon and baby and
son Harry left a few days ago for
Petersburg, Va., to visit her sister,
Mrs. Olga Goodwin. They made the
trip by auto.
Special attention is called to the
new school law which is published in
this paper this week. This law con
cerns practically every family in the
-- county and is of considerable inter
est. Read it carefully.
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Fulghum and
. three children returned to their home
in Wilson, N. C., Tuesday after a
two week's visit with relatives and
friends here. They mate the trip
*A party consisting of Misses
Sarah Mae, Ellen and Eva Freeman,
Edna Willis, Frances Cox, Nannie
-Morris and Messrs. Oliver Bolt, Mar
vin Rogers, Roy Davis, Henry Sitton,
Virgil Rogers and Mesdames Willis
andl Bolt as chaperones, are campers
at Table Rock cove this week.
.J. P. Carey;, Jr., of Pickens, wvent
to Danville, Va., one (lay last week
to defend a Greenville man who was
tried in the Virginia court charged
with stealing an automobile. The
jury in the case could not agree and
the judge ordered ..a mistrial. The
Danville papers gave a long account
of the trial and spoke very highly of
Mr. Carey's conduct of the case.
A most delightful party was given
in honor of Miss Catherine Fulghumi
by Mrs. C. E. Robinson on last Mon
day afternoon. Thirty sweet little
- girls attended, it and lenjoyed the
happy games played underneath the
old scuppernong vine. Miss Mar
garet Lesosne. won first prize and
Miss Bess Partridge won the booby
prize in pinning on the elephant's
tail. Fruit and ice cream constitut
ed the refreshments.
Mr. Lonnie Jennings and Miss Jes..
sie Lee Jennings, formerly of the:
Pickens postoflce force, left Sunday'
for Denv'er, Colorado, where theyj
have accepted positions. These young
,people have many friends who regret
to, see themi leave Pickens, but we
wish thorm every success in their
newv home. ,Frank Jennings, a
'brother/of Lonnie, lives in Denver,,
whsre he is employed by one of the
big railway syse.
J. Walbsr Langston. and family are
spending several days in Jocassee.
Miss Alberta Young left Saturday
for West Union, where she will have
charge of the summer term of school.
A number of the !:dies of the;
Baptist church attended the annual
meeting of the W. M. U. at Cedar
Mr. and Mrs. Guy McFall and
children have returned from a visit
to Mrs. McFall's sisters, Mrs. Milhol
land and Mrs. Oliver, in Charlotte.
They made the trip in their car and
while away also visited relatives in
Messrs. Lee McFall and Frank
Smith have opened a garage and au
tomobile repair shop in the Carey
garage building. Lee has only re
cently returned from Detroit, Mich.,
where he took a course in an auto
mobile school and Frank has had sev
eral years' experience in garages
around here. They are both young
fellows and are anxious for the pub
lie to give them a chance to show
what they can do.
T. L. BENSON NOW MANAGER
THE M. S. NIMMONS STORE.
The Anderson Daily Tribune says:
T. L. Benson, of T. L. Benson &
Co., with stores in Pickens and Simp
,onville, has assumed management of
the store of M. S. Nimmons Co. in
this city, and will divide his time be
tween the three estabishments. Mr.
t3enson will do all the buying for the
trio or stores, thus affording a de
:ided advantage to them in the fact
chat better wholesale prices can be
ecured by the combined purchases.
Mr. Benson will give his personal at
tention to each of the three stores,
and has plans for the development
of the Nimmons store that promise
much for the already high grade of
service furnished local buyers.
H. L. Dillard, who has long been
associated with Mr. Benson, will be
store manager of M; S:Nimnmons Co.,
and under his guidance the estab
lishment is sure to increase its use
fulness to the buying community.
Mr. Dillard is a veteran store man
and will be able to effect improve
ments in the place here that will be
found of great convenience to its
M. S. Nimmons is for the present
enjoying a vacation, and will spend
some time on his farm near here.
He is taking advantage of an oppor
tunity to escape these hot days in
ANNUAL HOUSE PARTY.
Mrs. Elvira Robinson and daugh
ters are enjoying their annual house
party at the home of Mrs. Grady
Williams, near Easley. With Mrs.
Robinson. are her six daughters
followvs: Mrs. B. H. Williams, Mrs.
C. J. Ellison, Mrs. WV. S. Mauldin,.
Mrs. Mattie Bryant, Mrs. Josie Hunt
and Mrs. Grady Williams.
Tent meeting began July 19 at
Six Mile. H. H. Williams, of Kan
sas, is preaching. Don't fail to
hear him. He has had thirty-six
years of experience tin this g'reat
G. . Cronshaw.
CARD OF THANKS.
We wish to thank -the many
friends for their kindness and sym
pathy extended us during the ill
ness and death of our dear husband
and father and we also wish to thank
hirs. W. H. (Bill) Gilstrap and fam
NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION.
Notice is hereby given that the
partnership heretofore existing be
tween the undersigned, E. L. Jones
and B. L. Hendricks, in the owner
ship and management of the general
m'erchandise business known as E. L.
Jones & Hendricks, Easley R. F. D.
6, has been by mutual consent dis
solved, by the said E. L. Jones pur
chasirig the interest of the said B.
L. Hendricks in the said business.
All accoutits will be received by E.
L. Jones and he wvill pay all indebt
edness of said firm.
This the 20th day of r.. .:. 19.I
E. L. Jones.
4t B. L. Hendricle.
FOR SALE-At this office, Tres
lpass Notices, lorinted on cloth.
SCHOQL BOND ISSUE'
The Sentinel Publishes
For and Against
BOND ELECTION TOMORROW.
'Ine ejection to decide whether
Pickens' school did,rict shall issue
.10,000 worth of bonds for school
improvements will be held Friday,
July 22. -Balloting will take place
at the court house. This is one of
the most important matters local
people have been called upon to de
cide and a full vote is expected.
TO THE PATRONS OF PICKENS
We are now face to face with a
school problem at Pickens and some
thing must be done if we are to keep
abreast of the times and on a par
with other schools of the county.
For twenty years our present
school facilities have answered the
purpose, but now with the increase
in attendance from year to year we
are compelled to enlarge our school
building and have additional teach
ers if we are to do the most effect
ive work, which under the present
crowded conditions is impossible.
With this in view a petition was pre
sented to the qualified voters of the
district, asking that an election be
held on the 22nd of July (next Fri
(lay) to decide whether or not this
district should vote $10,000 in bonds
to be used in enlarging our present
school building and an additional '
mills to be levied to enable us have
three additional teachers and an ad.
ditional grade (the 11th) be added.
Please note the infoimation tot.
Present bonds, $6,000.
Mills to retire, 5. Will be retired
in two more years.
Seven mills will insure an eleventh
Five mills additional will pay the
interest and create a sinking fund to
retire the $10,000 bond issue.
$10,000 will build four class rooms
and an auditorium and also conv ert
present auditorium into two class
We now receive from the state ap
If an eleventh grade is added we
will receive approximately $4,400.
We would have a teaching force
of ten whereas we only have seven.
Children completing the high
school would be able to enter any
college in the state.
Those that do not wish to attend
college will have one year's addition
al high school work to their credit.
After two years our present bond
issue will be retired and after one
more year the 6 1-4 mill levy for
North Carolina road wvill be stopped,
and after that time our levy will be
pactically no higher than it is now.
During the past session of the
school the trjustees were compelled
to call on the patrons for two months
tuition at the rate of ,$3.50 Per pu
pil in order biat the school run the
full term. This same condition will
exist again next session if something
is not done in the meantime. If the
-Bonds should be voted and the ad
diitional l4vy added and you had as
many as three children in school
your additional taxes would not be
more than o'ne-half what you will
be called upon to pay in tuition an
other year, to say nothing of the
benefit to the child on account of
more room and less pupils to the
We bring thehe facts to your at
tention feeling sure that after due
consideration that you will vote yes
:n the election NEXT FRIDAY, THE
22nd. The trustees have no "axe
to grind" in the matter. We want a
good school and we are here to serve
the patrons to the best of our abil
ity. On the other hand if you are
content to let the school drag al6ng
and be deprived of the additional
state aid and tolerate the present
unsatisfactory conditions existing
andl vote dlown the bonds then it will
be onr deosire to carry out your
wvishes and do the best we can1. In
cither~ case it is entirely up Lo you.
Remember, however, that we cannot
have improvements in schools or
anything else without it costing some
Yours very truly,
Board of Trustee3.
the Bond Issue
WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO
Have you hunted through your
brain for sonic decent looking excuse
for voting against the school levy?
Can you afford to vote against prog
ress? Are you going to do less for
your children than other towns are
We need an eleventh grade. We
cannot put on this grade without
putting additional teachers in gram
mar grades. The top cannot be
heavier than the foundation. When
we put in more teachers where are
we going to teach Is it better to
arrange some temporary makeshift
which is inconvenient or build the
permanent house which is needed.
Poor light and ventilation and poor
construction, so that children in one
room can hear those in other rooms
reciting will be the result of any
cheap temporary arrangement. Then
sooner or later the permanent build
ing will have to be built and the
money put in.to the makeshift will be
Last year the state high school
inspector threatened to cut out our
state aid entirely on account of our
grammar school not having enough
teachers.,We are in danger of losing
all our state money for the coming
year unless we put in more gram
niar grade teachers.
I have taught where grades were
scattered around in different build
ings in the town, and I have taught
in poorly- arranged buildings, etc.,
and I can tell from experience how
much this injures the efficiency of a
I believe that the people of Pi'k.
ens are. interested in their school and
will come to the rescue. I say, come
to the rescue because conditions are
such that we will have to do some
thing to hold our own.
W. F. Hagan.
TO THE PEOPLE OF PICKENS.
We oppose the issuing of $10,000
in bonds and voting the extra 7 mills
with which to pay teachers in the
school at Pickens and resigned as
trustees rather than order the elec
tion, for the following reasons:
First: The people are already
burdened with taxes. It was with
great difficulty that many of them
paid their taxes last year, mid we
did not want to add to their bur
dens until sonme of the present taxes
were gotten off.
Last year the peCople of the town
of Pickens paid 82 mills taxes. That
is $8.20 on each $100 of taxable
property. If the l2onds are votedl on
us and the 7 mills to pay teachers it
will increase the mills to 94 for~ this
year, or $9.40 on each $100 of tax
In addition to this we already have
water works bonds on us and we
understand that it will be necesrcary
to levy 2 or 3 more mills to pay the
interest on these and to create a
sinking Lund for the principal.
Second: We do not think it. nee
essary at this time to expend so
large a sum either on the present
building or to pay teachers. We
have made a careful investigation
and know the conditions and in our
opinion adequate room can be pro
vided to put ,on an eleventh grade
and take care of all the other grades
by converting the auditorium into
class roems or providing a small
house outside of wood at small cost.1
This can be done with very little
expp~nse and will meet all needs un
til such time that the people can be
relieved of some of their present
Third: It is not necessary to vote
the extra 7 mills for teachers. Two
or three more mills is all that will
be necessary with the aid we get
fromi the state to pay' all teachers.
It is true that at the last session of
the( school the patrons were asked to
supplement so as to complete the
term, and at that time we did not
knowv that we wvouldl receive any
further aid from the state for paying
teachers, but dering the latter part
of .Jun? we received $1,.233.00 and
-we were asked to allow it to stay in
the treasury to be used the comning)
year, and this mnoner., or a lare nart1
tepublican Leader Tolbert Visits
Pickene County-Other Items.
Mr. James Winchester, son of
lijah Winchester, is slowly improv
ng, ' to the delight of his many
Hon. James W, Tolbert was in this
ection on business one . day last,
veek, accompanied by Dr. Robert
(irksey. Come .again, gentleimen.
HVe were glad to see you.
Mrs. Daniel Winchester and her
on, Ben T., attended the Smith re
inion on July 8th, held at Mr.
Thomas Smith's, over at Batesville,
even miles beyond Greenville. They
relport a great time.
Mr. and Mrs. Ben T. Winchester
ire visiting the latter's parents, Mr.
ad Mrs. M. B. (Whit) Garrett, at
Rev. H. F. Wright filled his regu
lar appointment at Antioch last Sat
urday and Sunday, delivering some
very forceful sermons, especially on
Sunday. Prof. Seagle N. Bolding
was present and sang a lesson be
fore preaching and he had an ap
pointment at Big Eastatoe church on
Sunday evening. Prof. Bolding was
accompanied by Rev. H. F. Wright
And several good singers, as it was
Rev. Wright's regular time to preach.
So the time was given to the singers
and the singing was just real fine
and seemed to be enjoyed by all
present. They made up Professor
Bolding a ten day music school right
then and there, to begin on July 12.
Success to you, Professor. Come
Mr. J. W. and Miss Rosa Winches
ter have returned from the Sunday
school convention at Greenville and
report a great time.
Most everybody is about through
laying by their crops and rain is very
much needed. We will ring off.
BOLL WEEVIL IN PICKENS.
Pests Found in Several-P n
ty Fields Last. Week.
All doubt as to whether the cot
ton boll weevil would ever reach
Pickens county has been dispelled
with the finding of the pests in con
siderable qualtities in different parts
of the county within the past week
r two. Nea'r Pickens weevils have
een .found in the fields of J. M.
Ward on Mayor C. L. Cureton's placeI
mnd in the fields of Bob Waldrop.
Reports say they have been found in
ether parts of the county. 'T'here is
absolutely no doubt but that the in
;ects found are the genuine boll
weevils. Several from Mr. Cure
'on's farm are on exhibition at the
Pickens Drug. Co.
While the weevils have not ap
)eared here in numb~ers to (do any
treat amount of damage so far, it
s stated by those in position to know
hbat they will be here in full force
vithin a year or two.
If any farmer notices his cottoii
~quares falling off he may findl out
f the boll weevil is the cause of it
>y picking up'several of the squares
itnd placing them in a fruit jar. If
v(eevils are in the squares they will
'ome out in a day or two.
ALONG LIBERTY ROUTE ONE.
Mrs. Nancy Kelley is on the sick
Mr. and Mrs. Newt Knight and
'our sons visited at the home'of Mr.
soah Scott near Central one day last
Mrs. Maggie Bolding is spending
several days with her parents, Mr.
md Mrs. Bagwell, near Slabtown.
Mr. Harry Knight is preparing for
itrip to Atlanta.
Mr. Jim Brackifis is very sick at
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Owens spent
aturday night at the home of Mr.
md Mrs. A sbury Wooten.
Johnny Scott spent Saturday night
vith his 'grandparents, Mr'. and Mrs.
K. B. C.'
SINGING AT CENTRAL.
The Central township singing con
rention wyill meet with the First'
B~aptist church at Centrai the fourth
Bundlay afternoon at 2 :30 o'clock.
C. L. McLean, Sec.
f it is in the treastiry now to the
yredlit of the school fund in this
T. L. Bivens.
J. H. Bruce.I
HAVE GOOD MEET
EIGHTY PER CENT SCHOOL
TRUSTEES PRESENT -
The trustee meeting held last Sat
urday at the county court house was
probably the greatest succesidoa.
trustee meeting ever held in thia
county. Eighty per cent of the trus
tees of the county were present, and
the interest that was manifest was
more than pleasing to those that
were most interested in the school
work of the county.
The adult school work for the sum
mer was discussed and a number of
schools were planned. The talk by
Miss Clayt-n, the county organizer,
was most instructive. Supt F. V.
Clayton, as well as a number of the
trustees, commented on the work.
Much good is anticipated for this
work during the summer. Senator
Alexander and Representatives Leop
ard and Williams were among the
speakers at the meeting.
Another question discussed was
that of the compulsory school law.
It was decided by the trustees to let
it remain in the hands of the trus
tees and not put on an attendance
officer. Much interest was taken in
this discussion, and it is planned that
the law will be strictly enforced for
tile coming year.
Supt. Clayton made a brief ap
peal to the trustees to be most care
ful in their work of correcting the
poll list of their respective districts.
The (lots tax was also mentioned by
him, he referring to the fact that
only a few dogs in the county were
It was a real get-together meet
ing. The most interesting part was
that 80 per cent of the school dis
A spirit of . co-operation was
pledged by the school men present
for the betterment of the school fa-.
cilities of the county, and much good
is expected to result from this meet.
Governor Cooper and Senator Dial
had been invited to address the
meeting, but were unable to attend.
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PAR
ENTS AND GUARDIANS.
According to the compulsory
school law, every parent or person
having charge of a chlid between the
ages of seven and fourteen inclusive,
must report same to the trustees of
their school district on the last Fri
day in July, which (late is the 29th.
Failure of any person to do so will
subject them to a fine of ten dollars
or imprisonment on the chaimn g.ng
for a period of ten days. Parents
please take notice of this and do
your duty. The trustees will be
found at the different school houses
in the different school districts.
F. V. Clayton,
Supt of Education.
All persons interested in the Enon
cemetery are requested to meet at
the church on Wednesday morning,
July 27, at 9 :00 o'clock for the pur
pose of cleaning off the grounds.
All persons interisted in the
Georges Creek cemetery are request.
dI to meet at the church on Thurs
day before the fifth Sunday in July,
which will be July 28, for the pur
pose of. cleaning off the cemetery.
EIght o'clock is the hour.
LEE CHASTAIN KILLED.
Lee Chastain, of Pickens county,
met a horrible death near Reidsville,
N. C., last Monday morning when he
was crushed to death beneath'a
stump puller. Mr. Chastain was en
gaged in road work and was pulling
a huge stump when the cable broke
and the machine fell on him. He
lived only a short time. His body
was brought to his home and inter
ment took place in the Pickens ceme
lie was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Jodie
T. Qhastain of the Pickens Mill,
alnd leaves a wife and two
small children, besides a host of
friends to mourn his untimely death.
Hfe was 28 years old.
TIhe Ea~ley Mill won her fourth ~
straight game Saturday by defeating
Jludson Mill 6 to 1.
Liberty improved her chances for
the pennant in the Piedmont Textile
cague by defeating Glenwood 8 to 1.