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PICKENS, S. C.
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GARY HIOTT, Editor and Mgr.
A NEW MONEY CROP.
The potato bik t'.. ir to soon be
come an important money crop fo
the South. Modern warehouses en
able the farmers to keep their po
tatoes in prime condition 19ng afte
they . lve been taken from th
groni ,. while the co-operative mar
ketink : associations assure stabi
markets at fair prices.
Sweet potatoes are grown to i
limited extent only in the North am
West and East, and even where it il
grown the quality is inferior.-' Th<
sweet potato ;eaches perfection only
in the South, and people of other
sections of the country as a rule
know little or nothing about it.
That sweet potatoes grow in popu
larity wherever they are introduced
has been proven time and again. The
supply never exceeds the demand.
All that is needed to make the
sweet potato one of the principal
crops of the South is a campaign of
education, so to speak, in order to
acquaint the people of other parts of
the country with its many merits as
an article of food, and then the es.
tablishment of an adequate system of
marketing and distributing as is now
contemplated for this community
through the activities of the local
These things can be done, anti
they will he done. Southern farm.
ers atre beginning to realize theit
They Cn <do with their sweet po
tatev just what the p ople of Cali
fornUti have (lone wit t their orange
and lemons, and what the people o
Oregon have done with their apple:
Andi they are not, going to be Ion
'sbout it, either.
MR. LEOPARD WILL NOT OFFE
Mr. Editor: I ha'.'e received m-t
letters tromI) all over the sthe ('
from many friends in the good o
county of I'ielken.s asking me to h
conme a candidate for the unl'expir
term of the late Senator 'rak:
Alexander. Now I wantlt to say
may good old fieinds of I 'irkens t
aill over the state that I feel ever:
grateful to you for' the contid n
you have in mle, but I dto not t hii
it wod' 1 he right . In t he Iir
plaece I feel that I coul dI mIo it
goodl for my people in the hou
than Ii 1ul at t he presenit time
the' senaut.?, as I would be a newv ml
in the senate and( would have b
little influence att irst with a nt
body of men. And that is not ai
It would not be right for me to bi
den my people to hold an oleeti
to fill nay place in the house. TI
would; be an uncalled for burd<
So I feel that it is my dluty to we
where the good people of Picke
county have placed me. Of coui
it would be aun honor to be a meml:
of the senate, and I appreciate I
loyal offers of support, but tat pr,
ent I had rather remain in the hot
because I can be of more servi
there. I have not forgotten I
large vote that the people gavei
in 1920. I consider that a gr<
-Let me say again ,that I aIpr9
ate the honors the people have I
stowed upIonl me and( I (10 not en
to burden them wvith a special eh
tion to fill my vacancy wvhich swot;
be caused by my resignation to r
for the senate.
I will not be a candidate for t
.senate at the present time anywn
Thanking you for past favors a
honors, I beg to remain,
J. S. Leopard.
For the next thirty dlays wve iw
contract for bagging and ties to t
ginner or farmer for 50 cents r
pattern as taken from the ha
Contracts must be. made prior to Se
tember 1st and deliveries accorii
to pleasure of the buyer.
Glenwood Cotton Mills.
* *-8-s19 Pickens Mills.
-CRAMG'S SINGLE COMB RHOO
Winmer's at leading Soigthe:
abows for past 15 years. Eggs f<
fall h'atching at $1.50 per settnig
X5. Can -deliver' by parcel post.
~V f. NI. tIRAIG, Pickens, S. C.
PICKENS COVN'tY. MOVING FOS
The 1020 census report is indee
very- gratifying 'to the people o
Pickens county.' It shows the
Pickens is the whitest county in .th
State. We have fewer negroes tha
any other county, while thosente d
have are not all illiterates by a larg
The report also shows tha
counting both races Pickens has
smaller number of illiterates that
- any county in South Carolina. Ou
percentage is 10.7. This means ou
of every 100 persons only 10 car
not read and write. Greenville
r county ranks next, while Oconee and
. Anderson are close followers.
Pickens county is proud of the
r fact that she stands at the head o1
the list. -W has bein only . fev
years ago that there were some news
paper articles to the effect that Pick
ens was at the bottom.. This goes to
disprove that fact. If we ever were
on the bottom we are not now.
Many things have contributed to
bring about this change. Briefly
mentioning a few we find that good
roads has had a significant part in
the change. Good roads combined
with the automobile has probably
been the greatest factors at wot-k .to
bring this about. When people have
good means of transportation it car
ries them away from home to mix
and m1ingle with their neighbors,
consequently broadening their vis
ion and opening up new fiieds of
thought and endeavor.
Another thing that has helped de.
crease our illiteracy is the moving
picture show. People have become
interested in the theatre, and to at
tend one is to read a great deal.
This has brought about study on the
part of illiterates who attend.
Probably the greatest thing which
has helped in this struggle to rid the
state of illiteracy was the World
War. Numbers of our boys who
went. into the service of the U. S,
left hllom(e u nable to read and write
- but returned freed from the shackle!
P Yet another thing that .has beet
of vital importance in bringing abou
this wonderful change is the adult o
lay-by schools. These schools hay
done a wonderful work. They wil
R continue to (o a greater work. The
have b. en the saulvation of hundred
of men and women during the pam
. t'w years.
d 'T'he people' of -Pickens sho0u.ld n
d be ctt tent with just being on to
h-t should strive to go still forwari
d ''ley should have for their mottl
"liore we s;triv," nd111(1 for the ne:
en years should strive to bring thec
dI Iercentage.u fronm <10.7 to considle
;o aly\ Lunde(r n' per 'ent.
-ef we in the next fewv years brir
k cur. pere stage below 5 per cent v
s ,vill be classed as a wvhite count
.e We should not be content wvith heii
se the wvhitest as far as rac is co
in cernedl, but should strive to be tl
m whitast as far as intellect is co
is A marriage that was quite a su
n. irise to their friends was that
rk Miss Floy Herd, of Pickens, to M
ns B. F. Freeman, of Easley, which c
-se curryd( in G;reenv'ille last Sunda
>er The bride is a very attrtactive your
he lady and a dlaughter* of Mr. and( Mi
as- R. F. H-erd, wvhile the bridegroo
se is a son of Mr. Bowver Freema
ce Both have numerous friends wvho a:
he offering cong'ratulat ions.
at NO SUBSTITUJTE OFFERED.
Say what you will about druggis
ii- offering something "just as goot
eybeun it patys a better p)rofit, tI
re fact still standls that ninety nine o1
c- of a undred dIruggists recommer
1(1 Obain erlain's Colic and Diarrho<
in Remedy, when the best medicine fI
dliarrhoeal is asked for, and do so b
lhe cause they knowv from what the
y. customers say of it, that it can
1(d dependled upon01.
WOOD YARD FOR PICKENS.
I have opened a wood -yard
Pickens and am prepairedl to furnia
the people wvith oak and pino wo<
for stove or fireplace and in at
he lengths. My yard is at the Picke
I.Can also furnish white oak fen<
Am still running a public dri
and prep~ared to do hauling of
kinds on short notice.
IhaveC a complete wood saw outJ
and can go to your house and sa
A. A. Pace.
tf Phone 3213. Pickens.
>r Mechanic Overalls for men ar
boys. Union mlade. Hayes Depat
ment Store, Easley.
t- OOLENOY HIGH SCIXOOL NOTES.
The first monta of the work of the
Oolenoy high school, under the lead
d 'ership of Prof. A. B. Fortner, has
. been most satisfacto'y. The results
t obtained have been far above what
e the most - oplbiJniatie expected. In
n other words Oolenoy's trustees and
0 patrons have no hesitancy in saying
e that they have the advantage over
all other schools of the county in
t this respeot.
I The one year normal course which
I has been added this year has attract
r ed much attention. It is being taken
by a number of very promising stu
dents. The slogan of pupils taking
this course is to satisfy fthe board of
education for a first grade teacher's
certificate. They say, "Watch us
Whil pre$icgl Y,. ..no , advprtise
it 'of the- scho has' been put out,
the class of 'work that is being done
has attracted considerable attention.
-As a result w.e have pupils who were
last year students at Six Mile, Eas
ley graded, Grove and Central high
school of Greenville, respectively.
The Oolenoy high school literary
was organized the second week of
school. The active members are
pupils from the high and irammar
school departments. This part of the
school work is, with each meeting,
becoming more attractive and bene
ficial. It is a looked-forward-to
part of the week's work. It is held
weekly-the last hour of Friday
The trustees of the school have ia
cently furnished the school with
teacher's desks. This adds much to,
the comfort of the teachers and
gives to the school room a more pre
The Evelyn Dew Memorial has
been formed. Some sixty odd vol
umes condtitute the first list. Money
has been raised to make addition, to
this number at once. It will be re
membered that Miss Dew was a for
mer teacher here and that she died
while at home (luring 'the Christmas
holiday, some two years ago. The
comnmu ity desiring to commemorate
her wo-k and to perpetuate her
memory could conceive of nothing
more fiting than a memorial library.
' Friends' of the school are to con
Ltribute a bookcase at an early date.
An announcement of considerablk
interest was made recently by Pro
fessor- Fortner diing chapel exer
cises. A'-close friend of the schoo!
t has offered t handsome gold medal
to .tl ,ptpil of'f1"tiAhool -iak.
ing the highest average -for the en
p I tire seven months of school. Othei
l- attractive rewards are offered in tht
grammar school lepaltlment.
et Patrons and parents interest .d it
ir thorough school work for their chil
-- dren are cord(ially invited to visi
the school. In our case "seeing i:
ig believing." A
/e Promninent Visitors Here.
y' Mr. and M1rs. ,1. I. Reece~ and~ lit
ig tie son, J1. 1 ., .Jr., of .Jleieson City
T lenni., ar( here for. their. annlU va
10 i t' in at thie home of t.Iheir pareint s
onbi. and .\irs. Mlatthew fIendrix
These visit ors are al ways the sOu~tre
ofI great plIeasur e to a widC ci rel
of frijend(s anad relatives throughout
not only the immediate section hut
(he entire coun~ty. Mir. Reece ia
r- d(ean of Carson and Newman College,
c- FOR POSTMASTER AT PICKENS,
T he United States Civil Service
.3 C ommission, at the request of th(
m P ostmgaster General, announcesa
n. competitive examination for p~ostmas
re ter ait Pickens to be held September
T his examination is held undler the
PrIesidlent's order of Mlay 10, 1921,
and not undler the civ'il service act
o andii rules.
* Apply at the p)ostoflice in Pickens,
tor to the Unitted States Civil Service
d Commission, Washington, D). C., for
a application form 2241, and forms
r2223 and 2358 containing the (late
e- and places of examirfation and other
>e Applications must be properly
executed on form 2241, and filed
__ with .the Commission alt Washington,
D. C., in time to arrange for the
United States .Civil Service Com
y C. C. CHRISTOPHER
ePractice in all Courts.
Office over Pickens Blank.
11j Pickens, S. C.
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MARTIN & BLYTHIE *
-- *Masonic Temple, Greenville, S. C.*
*d Benj. F. Martin. *
~u E. M. Blythe.*
t - * 9 - 4 . *
AT PRICES VJ
Shoes,,like every other line
yearago. Yob- don't have to pay
can buy good dress shoes for both i
and $3.5O. All of 'ur old stock in
marked down on today's level. , 01
will soon show you as complete in
A complete stock .Qi ,work.
to gi satisfactj. ' ' .
- Your Walk-Overs are here
is unsurpassed at medium prices.
None better than Walk-Ov
gee us for your shoe nee
shoes of quality, at prices that wil
"The store where
lothiig, Shoes, Jial
SFive South I
(1 \ls CMfodiren aratt
insater*. educationai work, ifong. (h
China: (4) Millard Theron ftnin, Will
educational wyork, Temuco, Chile.
Fromn the larger -proceeds of ther
Bap: ist 7i al illion Campaign the lFor
eign, .sIon Board of thor Southern
Balptit Convention has been enabled t
to send ont1 more than IOQhnew is.-r
5iona~tries Ninice that movement wasa
lnaunvh ed. it is announc ned, andl of that n
nTinihrr sixty young nn-n' a nd womeni,
reprlesetin g tourit e. stIa: t,4:ave jus ,t 5
sailed for' Ch ina. JIa ita n. A frica, Brazil, b~
Argentinta and Chile.. Di' additi-on to a
tho--'. Drt. and ~ *.\ r ii0-1 iB J of b
Kan sas City will sail S eteber 14 to b
become, repre.w n tathesc. of t h B loard l
in Europe, while D)r. ati .\l W. A. o
Hlamlett of Ansti i, Te\,s. havA just ai
sailed for .Jerusa&lem, where they will el
main talin headtrgiuater in t acting as the <
Near' l'ast repre.enttivies 'of -the ic
Tfhe new mnissionait hs to China and pi
Japan sailedi fromt Seattle, Saturday,
Augtust 27. on the ilankeye Statte of
the Admiral laine, while' those for Hra- er
zil, Argentiuna. (Chile andt Africa sailed gr
from New Y'ork on the Aet.ust Atugust TI'
7- 'Fhey wvili he enga~igedl chiefly in it
evan geliic, educa unal, medical and o
aIgr'iuturai wvork~ andi wil hesa
thoed att vaious poimts in these filids, a
\\hile a l arge numbehrr of new workers of
hae bena sea ou: h the floardi since Ri
thle be'gitnninig of theII Capigniftt, at i
least 100i oilier cnable h~ young men and .ina
w< men1) could hi.a'Itemp~lyed to advant. I':
age if they w'vo available, Secretary cc
'J- I. I ove advi.w.'.t
MIssion Money Gets Results. h
Of the umore tihan $25.000,000 thtt
has bee c ollec("ted( in cash on the 75i ha
IMill ion Camitpaign to date, about $5,. i~
0.00has gone to foreign mk~'oti.
'hIs has mtade it Dossible auut only to
strengthen the old work on all fields of
and employ age n m ber1 o f .t
IN wa-s 515 515 s. a 010 ias guau-gs 11u1
'RY NEARLY BACK TO PRE W4
of merchandise, are from .3. 1-3
$12.50 and $15.00, or even $10.00
nen and womien for $5.00, $6,0Q at
high price shoes are about gone,
ur new fall and winter stock is co:
as you will find in the county.
shoqj for men, women, boys and <
and 4n the way, for both men ani
ers. Few as go od.
is for fall and winter. We. are
I fit your pocket book.
quality in merchandis
st and Gents' Furinishing
ali for Pictorial Review Patterns.
iies for Chi
eez~ewo od, evantgelistic work, Pochow,
ina; (3 Miss Hannah Jane Plowder
ston, evangellatic. work, Canton, Ci
ntissionai, but to do0 much other
rork, iniclud ing bui1(lig or ma klnn
ubstantial additions to 35 boys'
chools, 17 girls' schools, 27 mission
esidlences, five hospitals anild dispen
atries, fourij light andl lower palangs for
iission Compiounds, 26 church build
igs, .four colleges, seven theological
rminnaries. In addlion, asaistance has
een given seven church building loani
een openied and equllppedl, land has
Ben bouight for the enlargement of
3verai mission compounds, a home for
'phans in Italy has been establIshed,
id a block of ground has been pur
tased it the heart 6f Rome for head
garters for the work in Italy, a tho
gical seminary, publishing house,
lurch and mission residence being
ovided on this property.
Enlarge European Field.
As a result of the Campaign, South
n Baptists have beent enabled to
ea ly enlarge their work in Euirope,
ley have carried on mission work in
ily since 1870, but now they -have
Oined liii new Work in Jugo-Si:Wia,
ingary and Roumaiai, and have im ide
itgin ning, through the distib utioni
flibles, in he Ukrain0 and Sout hern
'asia andt~ Siberla. To act as5 the
ropean re apresentativyes or the Iioardi
this en lairgedl program. D r. :i ud .\i r.
'.rett 01ll of (ansats*City w-ir. re
iti*iny named1. They will priobab lly
ike their headquarters in Swi;z -
The first work Gouthern In1ta
ye ever rdone loov'ing to the(Ir.e.
tion of Mohamnmedani lands lid
P1) undiertakenl int Pal.egttin j
ria, gnid Dr. and .irs- WV. A. Ilaiett
Auslin,. Texas. !;m 'onr't Tr
lom. w"he..- -
to 50 per cent cheaper than a
now to get a good shoe, but you
d $8.00, and even as low as $3.00
and what few we have left are
ning-in every few days, and we
:hlidren. Every pair guaranteed
women. Quality and style th'at
prepared to fit the family with
e comes before the i 4
ia and Chile I
China; (2) Miss Grace Stribling, We:
,Kingstree, evangelistic work, Soocho
nla; (5) Miss Cornelia Brower, Sumnt
the wYork of the native evang<
ists. It is Planned to establish
church, theological seminkary and c
lege, hospital and Orphanage at .Jer
salem as soon as praelicable and th
seek to reach other points in Pale.
tine and Syria from this center.
.Minister to 900,000000 People.
W ith the enlarged foreign misslo
programi of .Southern Baptists that di
nomninationi is now operating in 1'
countries on every side of the globel
andi has in its employ p'ractically 50(
foreign missionaries andl twie that
number or native Wbrkers trained in
the mission schools. Trhrough its
present missionary operations the,
Board is seeking to minister to 475.Z
000,000 yellow people, 4,000,000 browii
people, 200,000,000 black people and
225,000,000 white people, making a
total of 900,000,000 nleople, or more
than half' the Popuilat ion of the globe.
Numblered among its wyorkers :n re-iddy
on the rield are 21 foreign p~hysicians
and 8 foreign mission nursea who last
year' gave 154,070 treatnments. TIhere
are now fillI missioni churc~he.s 0n the
for'eign, fields5 and1 of this numberh' 184
are se If lf..' t ing. The a 'ct-a g Cm
ibuti Iions of t hese m ission~ chu i.he
i"ci (f y C) totdnom i tonal ti-nose V wa
-~' per u mmb er, t he Clisli ans ni the
toreign gjeids 1e-4iottd ig mmr i)*d er
ally aus a resut t th'(le 75 .\liiiion (:m
Th n ew mnissionai es sailing at this
lime wetre cont ributed by the following
stirtes: Alabama Iwo, Arkansa: ene,
Gteorgia five, Kentucky six, Loui.sianta
two, Mississippi fonr, -\issouri /-four,
North Catrolina three, South Crina
fiye, Tennessee five, Texas fifteen,
Virgintia six, Iowa onte and Pennasyl