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Al ak o .1922 Club, Rolls" - "Let Us Sed PICKENS--THE GEM SPAPHER OFFPICKEAL OF THE FOOTHILLS YEAR .4VOL. 51, NUMBER 16 PICKENS, S. C., AUGUST 11, 1921. SUBCITO 15 IRYA PICKENS LOCAL AND PERSONAL Mr. Tom Estes, of Chester, is vis iting relatives here this week. Miss Sarah Farmer spent last Monday in Pickens. Mrs. John Craig has as her guest Mrs. Ora Mauldin, of Liberty. Mr. and Mrs. Jones Fuller, of Greenwood, are visiting relatives here. Roy Keith, of Norfolk,,Va., is vis iting hi' parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Keith. Miss Eva Freeman returned Tues day after a pleasant visit with friends in Hartwell, Ga. Eugene Young, of Charlotte, N. -C., is spending his vacation with relatives here. Mr. and Mrs. Davis Glazner, of Brevard, N. C., spnt a few days this week with relatives here. Miss Sarah Mae Freenian had as her week-end guest Miss Mary Rob .ertson, of Greenville. Miss Mary Morris returned Friday after visiting for several weeks with friendp in Georgia. Mr. and Mrs. John C. Cannon, of Atlanta, were the guests of hi3 brother, Dr. J. A. Cannon, last week. Miss Gertie Aiken left Tuesday for Argo, Ky., where she will teach .school during the coming wlgter. r n G. ,. Heidrioks-left Monday for. North Catalina where tit f ill enjoy a ten days' vacation. made the trip by pato. -fIr. and Mrs. McD. Farmer have returne4 home after 'a week's visit to. their daughter, Mrs. Remus Hen dei'son, in Anderson. Mr. and Mrs. Bert Porter spent last Wednesday in Greenville and on Friday attended the Porter re union about four miles above Pick ens. Miss Bess Ellis, of Gainesville, Ga., spent last Thursday night with her aunt; Mrs. J. M. Gillespie. Miss Ellis is a Red Cross worker. Miss Eleain Keith, of Clemson, spent Sunday at her home near Pickens. She was accompanied by Misses Lela Hart and Rogers. Mises Alberta Young and Sadie Nealey, who are teaching in the school at West Union, were at home for the past week-end1(. Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Henderson spent last Saturday in Greenville and were accompar~.ed home by their daughter, Mi-s .Jewe Henderson, who spent Sunday withi her parents. Mrs. J. A. Robertson attended last week the reception in Easley given by Mrs. C. T. Martin in honor of 'to Maj. Chas. Codley was solemnized last Saturday. Pickens merchants- report excep tionally brisk buying here by the people last *week, especially Satur day. Pickens is a mighty good place to come to. "Rebecca of .Sunny Brook Farm," one. of Mary Pickford's most Popu lar pictures, will be shown at, the Alexander Theatre in Picken~s next Monday night. Mack Chris'tpher, who has been with Benson's store in Pickens, left here Monday for Anderson, where he went to take gharge of the Benson store there as manager. Mack Is a *hustler and he has many friends here who are pleased at his promotion and iho feel sure that he will make good In his larger place. - JOR SALE-At this office, Tres. lass Notices, printed on cloth. W. C. T. U. MEETING. Several members of W. C. T. U. enjoyed a call meeting Thursday,! Aug. 4, at 4 o'clock with Mrs. J. N. Hallum as hostess. The vines and beautiful pot flowers adding charm to those present. Schogls was the uppermpst subject for discussion, es pecially adult schools. We had as our guest Miss Faith Clayton, coun ty organizer of adult schools. Her talk on adult schools was very inter esting and helpful. She has been the main cause of several schools being organized in rural school dis tricts of Pickens county. She has met with many discouragements but has pressed loyally on, being one of the faithful few who never gives up. This union heartily agreed with Miss Clayton that it is a wise thing to of fer prizes for the largest number pupils enrolled and' largest average attendance in these schools, p: res being awarded at county cra::ena ment of adult sc.hvools. This union is the first organis-tion to offer one of these prizes. We do not think there is a more noble work than these adult schools. It is both pa thetic and encouraging to see how eager men and women of middle age and boys and girls in their teens are :o get the knowledge that was de nied them when they should have had it, all because of some one's lack of interest and willingness to reach 'out and lend them a helping hand. And it is appalling to think that per haps because the citizens of Pickens fail to grasp their opportunities and realize their responsibilities, som.e of our own boys and girls will be just as illiterate as some of our present men and women are. Why won't we open our eyes to the educational advautages and needs of our children and our neigh byor's children? That the people of Pickens and Pickens county will in the near.. futture. be awakened to our Sch'obl advantages is th' prayer of more than one mother in Pickens. N. NOTICE OF ELECTION. Whereas a petition has been filed with the County Superintendent of Education, containing onle-third of the qualified electors and resident freeholders of Rock School District No. 48 and New Town School Dis trict No. 55, requesting an election in the above named school districts, for the purpose of determining whether or not the above named school districts shall be consolidated; It appearing to the County Board of Education that the requi'erkents of the law have been complied with, it is hereby ordered that on August 27th an election be held at Rock school house for the above stated purpose. J. A. Chastain, W. R. Edens and R. J. Jones are hereby appointed as managers of the election, and are to conduct the election according to the rules of a general election. F. V. Clayton, Sec. FOR COTTON WEIGHER. I hereby announce myself candi date for cotton weigher for .the town of Pickens, at the election to b.a held Saturday, August 20, 1921, subject to the rules of the Democratic p~ri mary. D. A. Brazeale. .NOTICE. The compulsory school attendance law will be effective in Twelve Mile scehool district No. 39 on and after Set 11th, 1921. All patrons and pupil troverni themselves according Samuel Sheriff, WV. P. Long. Robert M. Welborn,. MOORE-.RICHBOURG. Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Moore, of Grieenville, . C.. announce the en gagement of their daughter, Inez, tio Mr. Edward Brunson Richburg, of Liberty, S. C. The marriage will take place on Mo)nday, 'August 8th, 1921, at the Imperial [Hotel int this city. FORSALE,6 purebred Berkshire sowr pigs. Clyde Cantrell, Easley. LIBERTY ROUTE THREE. Here I come again after an ab sence Qf several weeks. The crops are looking favorably well consider ing the long drauth, but worst of all the boll weevil pest is making its ap pearance on several of our heighor's farms. 'We are glad to say that we have no severe cases of sickness in this community, for which we are thank-1 ful for. The little new born infant .of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Newton died Satur day night and was buried Sunday at Smith's Chapel. The friends of Mrs. Newton are glad to hear she is convalescing after a serious illness. Heartfelt sympathies are extended to the bereaved family. The series of protracted meetings began at Golden Creek Baptist church Sunday morning. Rev. Ben Moore is assisting the pastor, Rev. Mr. Nelson, in the revival meeting. Everybody is cordially invited to come and help in these services. Preaching at 11 a. m., night services 8:00 o'clock. All singers be on hand at 7:30 for the song service. Mrs. Manning Burgess and chit-i dren spent the week-end with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herd, of Pickens route 2. Mr. Robert S. Yeargin and chil dren, of Iva, S. C., spend Sunday as the guests of their relatives, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Billingsly. Mr. Barney Hall, of Anderson, spent the week-end with relatives on route three. Miss Leila Herd, of Pickens, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Nora Bur gess. Miss Essie Crow, of Liberty, has been visiting her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Kay. Anyone wanting saw milling done will find Mr. Robert Holcombe's saw mill in operation every day near Hunter's mill. Mr. and Mrs. Will Clayton and children -spent. Thursday with her sister near Westminster, also ' they spent last Saturday week with their mother, Mrs. Newton, in Pickens.. Mrs. Arthur Lott and little daugh ter, of Ridge Springs, are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Clay ton. Miss Lois Clayton is on an extend ed visit to Newberry, Inman and Spartarnburg. Mrs. Mary Jane Hall has returned to Iva, S. C., after a week's visit to her daughter, Mrs. C. H. Billingsly. Mr. and Mrs. Perry Sidell, of Greenville, are the guests of their son, Charley Sidell, and Mr. and Mrs. Charley Sanders .this' week. Mrs. Dallie Yeargin and children, Harold, Ruskin and Robert, Jr., all of Iva, accompanied by Stolvey Bil lingsly, motored to Hendersonville and Asheville,, ,N. C., last week. Mrs. Yeargin and children and Mrs. Hall returned to Iva Wednes day. Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Bell, Mr. and Mr-s. A. L. Dillard motored to Abbe ville last Sunday and were the guests of relatives. Mrs. Edg~e and family. Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Warran and eni iren spent the wveek-end wvith Mrs. Warren's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bryant, in Oconee county. Pink Lady. A PEST IN THE MOUNTAINS. Keowee Courier. The Mexican beetle, mighty pest, >f beans and peas, has been found vwar Long Creek by the inspector of :he Bureau of Entomology, M. H. Atwvood. Mr. Atwood and Mr. Jef ris of the department of agricul ure, have been scouting from Birm n.aham' along the mountaIins to this otuncty and will pro'babiy go from 'wre to Pickens counity. The Mexican be.ett multiplies at in enormous rat a:n-i has traveled ,he distance from Bir-mingham to the nountains here at a rapid rate. The >eetle is proving dilsastrous to the )8ean and pea crops of Birmingham indi vicinity, and at that place the rovernment is conducting tests on )oisoning to control the pest, all re ne'diss so far provnig inetfective. The beetle has 16 black spots and s nearly round in shape, being about the size of a potato bug. The young are yellowish, with spineQs projecting fromi the body. Work is done on the andarV side of the leaf. ~They do not see:'; to enjoy velvet beans and Eng Lish peas. The beetld prefers the Tiountainous contr. ELECTION FRIDAY. Most Important School Matter to be . Decided There has not been a more im portant matter to come before tho citizens of the town and the patrons of the Pickens school than the elec-, tion to be held next Friday, the 12th inst., to vote an additional five mills in school district No. 31 to enable the school to add the eleventh grade. We are now to the place where, we need the addi:iunal grade and the only way we can get it is to vote on more mills to pay for it. With strict economy all along the line it is the opinion that firs rills will enable the school to have :he additional grade, provided, however, that they receive from the state approximately as much as they received last year. The five mill additional levy will raise approximately $1,00() which will be used to pay the salary of two additional teachers, one in the high school and the other in one of the elementary grades. The above amount will be supplemented by ad ditional aid from state, available on account of the addition of the 11th grade. In addition to the above some arrangement will have to be made to take care of the additional grades, which will be in the form of temporary building or the chang ing of the present auditorium into el s rooms, whichever can be (lone with least expense will be carried out. Everybody interested is urged to turn out and vote on Friday, the 12th. and especially are the ladies urged to come out and vote.- We must have a better school and this is our only opportunity -to get it, so don't depend on the pther fellow come and vote yourself. HARRIS LOLLIS DROWNED. " Harris Lollis, of Six Mile Section, Drowned in Jones 'Mil, Pond Wednesday. Harris Lollis, age 16, of the Six Mile section was drowned yesterday morning about 11 o'clock when he stepped in water beyond his depth at Jones mill pond, some ten miles from Pickens. Young Lollis was in company with a boy named Smith, of about his own age, neither of whom could swim, and stepped into deep water unex pectedly. Smith answered cries for help but was unable to rescue his friend, who struggled aimlessly in the deep water. The body was re covered by a rescue party who also heard the cries and made every effort to survive the lad, but to no avail. Lollis is of a prominent family in this section and was himself very popular in the community. The funeral services wil! be held at the. Pleasant Hill church this af ter noon at 4 o'clock, followed by inter ment in the church cemetery. ANDERSON COUNTY PORTER REUNION. A reunion of the descen.:its of Mr. Dave Porter, of Piedna,:t. was held at the home of his son, Mir. W. H. Porter, near Piedmont. oni Au gust 6,*at which were pr. Mr. Porter, age '71, his wife, age 70, their eight children, forty grandehil :iren and eight great-grainihlbren, besidles many friends of the~ family. [n the morning a 'watermelon cutting wcas enjoyed after devotional servic s5 were cond~ucted b~y Mr. <'. T. Lusk f Pieltens, Mr. Glen Rer:,~. and Rev. Mr. Mulligan of Pelze-. A\fter his all gathered arou': 1 large able which 'groaned and . good hings to eat and enjoy :i them elves in regular A n :,ra. e unty~ IHatting averages .f members of lie Liberty baseba:l teamn of the dm.illonit league just p)ublishedl, show ). B. Filnny, a Pienos boy, leading hat team with the stick with the oindsome seqson's average of .338. eis also leading the team in num wr of home runs with 15. A South Atl!antic league scolut who has been ooigover~ the player~s in the Pied nonlt league v--ently had some nice hings to sa-: about D. B's. playing mdl next year will probably see the Pickens~ boy ma a faster circuit thant the Pierdmo" ADULT WORK AT D. A. R. SCHOOL, TAMASSEE, S. C. The adult school at Tamassee, the D. A. R. school, conducted under the direction of the State Depart ment of Education, began work Mon day,. August- first, enrolling fourteen girls from several mill vlilages for dormitory life, On the evening of"August 2nd an enthusiastic community meeting was held. The house was full to over flow;., and much enthusiasm was felt. Mr. W. S. Cowan, a resident-'f the community, introduced Miss Gray, who then with Miss Mamie McLees, the teacher in charge, explained the nature of the work. Mr. Hughes, of Walhal:., made a splendid address, showing the advantages the adult school offered. Miss Powers, of Walhalla, gave several readings and Miss Harrison sang. Adult school songs were sung by all. Twenty pupils from the community were then enrolled, both men and women, The dormitory girls and also the girls and women of the community have their school work in the morn ing. In the afternoon a class in do. mestic art will be conducted by an extension worker from Winthro: College under the direction of th Home Demonstration Department. The dormitory girls do all the house work, but are arranged in ro. tating groups. Miss Era Littlejohn of Gaffney, is house mother, and di reets and helps plan this phase of the work. Provisions have been donated to a large extent by Walhalla and Seneca The community, too, has sent in veg etables and fruit, and has thus aide< greatly. At night classes are held fron eight until ten for the men, and fo any wonen of the community wh can not come in the morning. An additional -teacher is to be ads ed to the forg. This teacher giving her service gratis and wi help the pupils that are .doing- mor advanced work. Saturday nights community gath erings are to be held and will b altogether social in nature. Sunday afternoons .there will b preaching service, ministers fror nearby towns will be asked to con duct them. The possibilities of the school a Tamassee are wonderful and wil mean for South Carolina a better an< a more enlightened people. The people are indeed open mind ed and the time is now. The grea difficulty is the finances. The South Carolina organizatior of the D. A. R. have a great oppor tunity here for "carrying on" in the vacation and helping take the bloi from the state map. One dollar from each member could finance the scheme for twc months. Let them think of this for 1922. SMITH FAMILY REUNION. The friends andl relatives7 of J1ack ie and Rhoda Smith, also th ! friendii and relatives of HI. Glenn and ias-tha White Smith are 'especially invite i to attend a family reunion on A ugust 18 at the home of .James A. Smith, six miles southeast of Ea;ley. L~et everybody comec and bring well till ed baskets. D. A. R.-U. D. C. MEETING. A joint meeting of the Fort Prince Gieorge chapter, D. A. R.. and Pick 31ns chapter, U. D). C., will be held at he home of Mliss Edna Earle near Pickenis Friday afternoon of this aveek at 4 :30 p. mi. A most pleasant ntig is anticipated and all mem wrei of hot h chapters are urged to REPO'RT GOOD BUSINESS. Deis. Cureton and Yongue of the ickens Drug Co., state that the re :ent one-cent sale hel at their store vias the most successful ever put Onl ~ede.' People from every soction of ~he county visited their store and ook advantage of the bargains offer ~d. Manager Christopher at Benson's dlso states that business during their lollar (lays far exceeded their ex peetationsM andl the rush was so great luring a part of S :afternoon te' sales force wa - ait pon the people. ./' BOLL WEEVIL MEETINGS SAT.' We have arranged to hold two mIneeings on August 13 to discuss the weevil situation in Piekens county - prof. A. F. Conradi and Mi1 I . Winters of Clemson' College are to be here. Professor Conradi is the best informed person in the state or rather the South, when it comba to knowing the weevil. Mr. Winters is as we call him the Billy Sunday of agriculture. These men can t ell us something that is worth while. Meeting at Pickens court house Saturday, August 13, at 10.30 a. m., and at'Easley city hall at 3:00 p. m. Let me insist on you coming out, and bring your neighbor along also. Yours very truly, T. A. Bowen, County Agent. BOLL WEEVIL MEETINGS. Friday, August 12, three meetings will be held in Pickens county to dis-. cuss the boll weevil situation and consider the best means of resisting the advance of these pests. W.-E. Winter, called the Billy Sunday of agriculture, will be at each of these meetings with County Agent Bowen and the meetings will be made in teresting. Following is place and I time of each meeting: Dacusville, 10 o'clock a. m. Ambler, 2:00 o'clock p. im. Martin, 5:00 o'clock p. m. ORDER CLOVER SEED. Put in your order for clover seed at once. Crimson clover will cost is this. season around 8 or 9 cents do )livered. ' dditvenience dot ftM.. e ers I um askiig the following pa 4jn to take orders for seed, and the lat ter part of next week I will vLait a them and -ascettain amount wanted. To get the best prices we must buys 'in quantities: 1i Pickens---A. M. Morris, J. W. Hen - dricks, S. B. Edens, J. M. Garrett. Six Mile--J. A. Roper. Central-Hobbs-Henderson. Norris-C. C. Burroughs. Liberty-,T. R. O'Dell. I Easley-Oarrison- Wyatt, Finley & Whitmire. Dacusville.-J. P. Jones, N. B. Wil T. A. Bowen, County Agent. GRIFFIN- REUNION.. The annual reunion of the family of E. S. Griffin was held Tuesday, Aug. 2nd, at the home of Mr. and IMrs. Geo. H. Hendricks, three miles north of Easley. The large shady grove which con tainedi seats and tables was an ideal spo)t for a sgathering of tIfis kind, Twelve of? the thirte en children, forty-two of the forty-six gra ndchil drenz and six of the seven great grandchildren were present. 'Those of the inunedilate family who enjoy edi the occasion were Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Griflin, of Greenville county; Mr. anid Mrs. L. 0. Lathem, of Easley; Mr. and Mrs. 'W. A. G. Jameson, of Anderson county; Mr. and Mrs. W/ar ren Griffin, of 'Birmingham; Mr. anid Mrs. Stokely Farr, of Knoxville; Mr. and Mrs. Allen Rankins, of Green-. v'ille; Mr. and Mrs. J. HI. Hendricks, Mr. and Mrs. T'. B. Richey, of Birm ingham; Mr'. and .1!rs. W. E. Free nman, o)f G;reevl'oj ; .\lr. and Mr.. M iss Kate Griir. of ('har'lestoni; Mr. John. Griffin, of Helena, Montana; andr Mr. anid .\r'r.. W. D). Whitten, of Besides these anid their famnili es, a number of relatives anrd friends were present. The picnic dinner, of which there wajs an ab~undance,' was one of the most eznjoyabld events of the day. .The neOxt reno will be hold at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Griffin in Greenville county on the first Tues dlay in August. 1922. We are requested to announce that Rev. J. A. Anderson will preach at Twelve Mile Baptist church on the second Saturday night in August. The' public' is cordially invited.