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OF THE FOOTHILLS .... .. .. A NEWSPAPER WITH A CONSCIENCE VOLUME 61----NUMBER 47 PICKENS# S. C., MARCH 16 1922 Gold Medals Will Cunty Field I The county field day to be held at Pickens on April 8th, bids fair- to be the biggest occasion in the history of PiCkns county. Should the weather be favorable, and all come who have pledged theRselves to be present, thereill lie close to 10,000 people in Pic.kens that day. Approximately 5000 school children will take part in the Grand Parade and especially the dinner. Probably as many as 5000 ,parents, brothers and sisters' will accompany these school children. It will be a gala day for the,, Pickens county schools. One of the main things that has made this day a sure success is the way the business men of the town of Pickens aire backing it up. They realize that for them to succeed as business men, rests in the education of the youth of the land. As a result of this fact they the business men have made possible the award ing of Gold MeTlals to tll first place winners in both the Literary and Athletic contests. and events. The following is a list of the dif-' ferent firms and individuals who have consented to- give; these medals: Contest t - Business Firm Spelling Contest Class A Schools-------- --eowee Bank Spelling Contest Class B Schools..- Martin, Blythe, Craig and Keith. Spelling Contest Class C Schools -- --Keowee Pharmacy Grammar Contest Class A Schools.---- --Pickens Drug Co. Grammar Contest Class B Schools --- ...The Pickens Sentinel Reading Contest Class C Schools -.- --Folger, Hendricks Co. Arithmetic Contest Class A Schools.---------.Pickens Bank Arithmetic Contest Class B Schools-......Alexander Theatre Arithmetic Contest Class C Schools-----------A. M. Morris 100 Yaid Dash Medal -------------Dr. P. E. Woodruff 120 Low Hurdle Race Medal ------------Pickens Motor Co. Sack Race For Boys Medal --------.------Pickens Drug Co. Sack Race for Girls Medal --- - ---.---.---....J. T. McKinney P6ktO Race Medal..J. C. Alexander Wheelbarrow Race Medal ---- Pickens Hardware & Gro. Co. The Grand Prize for Class A Schools may lie seen in the County Superintendent of Education's office. It is a set of newly published books known as the "World Book" in ten volumes. The Grand Prize for Class B Schools may also be seen in the same office and is a set of Supplementary Readers in thirty volumns. The Grand Prizt f~jr Class C Schools is also on exhibition in the Superintendent's office and is a set of wall maps and a globe. | sRamsey e5Vlilholland 'By Booth Tarkington This charming tale is no less boy and cgirl than "Penrod," "Seventeen," and "eThe Oriole." But it has a more serious signif icance in its revealnment of great eventssuch as the World war, changigover night, as it were, boys into * men and girls into women .. another illustration of the age-old diaum that men must fight and women must weep The earlier scenes are of boys and girls in public school, where the plodding Ramsey _Milholland learns to hate the traditional bright girl pupil 9 the teacher's pet. The plot carries the same char. aders to the state university. We have 'a rollicking piaure of boys and girls struggling with the rudiments of educa. tion and 6nally of youth get d the Ginishia touches at coe . Up tot aspoint itis mos yhumor and care-free adion. Then conmes the war, changing everything. The author care fully avoids the tragic and heart-rending. He implies a happ ending with an oppr-.. ltun for the reader to il in through ima ination the - ed~ if he so esires. it is a -~ hg tful Tarkington story,typ Iclof the author's best talent. It is Our' ?ew Serial Be Given For )ay Events April THE OLD MILL GRINDS "B" Opens Wide the Throttle and Lets Joy Reign On last Saturday, 11th inst., at about 7 p. in., the cars began tc park at the foot of the hill that leads upon the "pike" to the little matrimonial mill until a goodly num. ber had parked. Realizing that it meant something more than an or dinary visit, and as the little mill was in total darkness, the old miller began hunting for a match and by the time the mill was lighted up a writ was served on the old miller requesting pr rather authorizing the ma.rriage of Mr. Walter C. James and Mrs. Ethel Reeves. As the groom was 39, old enough to be accountable for his own acts, had Provided for his household hereto. fore(he was a widower), and knew all about how to cater to the needs ef a family, and as the bride wias just 11 years youniger than the groom, and as she too had sewel on buttons, mended garments, churned, cooked sweetbread all( done many little odds and ends to please the masculine gender (she was a widow), the old miller decided they had a lawful and legitimate case of mat rimiony and in accordance with their wishes a bill of injunction was filed forever restraining any one inter fewing with their rights as man and wife so long as they both may live. The groom holds a lucrative po sition with the Isaqueena Cotton Mill Company of Central, and his bride is of the same town. Their mapny friends extehid con gratulations. On Sunday, the 12th inst., about 1 p. m1., the service of the little mill was again in demand when Mr. Plu mer Powell of Easley route 4 and Miss, Essie Frieetnan of Piedmont route 2 were made man and wife and the old miller, J. Alonzo Brown, N. P., sent them away rejoicing. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Banister Powell and a young farmer who stands high in social circles. His bride, is a daughter o1 Mr. and' Mrs. James Freeman * and is a very charming young lady. May peace, happiness and pros pe.rity be theirs is the wish of the officiating officer. On Sunday. the 12th inst., about 8:15 p. i.. Mr. Carl D. Hayes and Miss Lessie C. Orr were united in the holy bonds of wedlock by the old matrimonial miller. J. Alonzo Brown, at the latter's reidence This happy young couple are both of Central and the groom holds a good position at said town. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hayes of Piedmont. while his bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Orr and is a most charming young lady. Thel old miller must say that the latter couple was one among the most becoming couples it has been his pleasure to marrv. They have best wishes of many friends. B. TAX PAYING TIME EXTENDED. Time for paying state andl county o'xes has been ek'\tendled to June 1. Taxes paidl dluring this month (March) will bear three per cent penalty; A pril, 5 per~ cent: May, 6 per cent. Bocks close ,Jume 1. Treasurer Hlinton states that the pcople0 are paying up wvell. BOYS' CLUJBS REORGANIZED The Boys' Corn and Pig Clubs of Piekens county have been recently reorganizedl by T. A. Bowvon, county demontration agent. The total mem - hership in niore than '70 clubs being located at Maynardl, Zion, Dayton and Long Branch. The outlook for 1922 is very promising, Mr Bowecn stated, and the young farmers are planning even bigger things than wvere accomplished in 192}. M ARRIAGE Miss Eva Farmer and Mr. 0. K. Higgins. both of Easley, were recent lv married at the home of Rev. S. T. Matthews in Greenville. NOTICE All persons that are interested In reestablishing Cusaw Tribe 1. 0. R. M. are requestedl to meet at the W. 0. W. hall next Saturday, March 18, 1922., at 8- p. mn. H. A. Townes. *THlE 'SENTINEL'S CLUBBING RATES F'or a limited time subscribers may get the Atlanta Tri-Weekly Consti tution andl The Pickens Sentinel both for $2.25 a year. We are also offering the Green vile Daily News and The Pickens Rentinel both for the price of The New alone. Attention, Farmu On Wednesday, March 22, Mr. Soarborough, a man of recognized authority on co-operative marketing, will be in Pickens county and will make two addresses. He will speak at Pickens at 10 a. in. At 3 p. m. he will speak in the chamber of commerce offices in Eas ley. The business me~n of Pickens and of Easley are urged to go out and hear Mr. Scarborough. He has a message of interest to business men and to farmers as well and you are urged to hear him. He will speak on "Co-operative Marketing." SCHOOL TRUSTEES' MEETING. Important Meeting of County Trus tees Association March 24. An important meeting of the Pick ens County School Trustees associa tion will be held in the court house on Friday afternoon, March 24, at 2:30 o'clock. All old trustees as well as thle recently apl)ointed ones are urgently re(uested to be 'present at this meeting, aS sonme unusually im portant questions will come up for discussion. Among the subjects to be discussed will be the selection of school teach ers; school finances, and program for coming year. Officers of the assoc iation will also be elected at this meeting. NOMINATIONS FOR QUEEN OF PALM AFESTA. The following young ladies have been nominated as Pickens county's candidates for Queen of Palnafesta. Others may be nominated any time, but the time is short. Got busy. Miss Nannie Morris, Pickens Miss Bethel Mann, Six Mile Miss Jonnie Attaway, Liberty Miss Frances Cox, Piekens Miss Ruth Smith, Easley Miss Nell Hill, Easley Miss Emily Robinson, Easley Miss Louise Gravely, Pickens Miss Claire Richbourg, Liberty Miss Bertha Cantrell, Pickens Vote for your favorite, or if- her name is not in the list send it in. Coupons clipped from this paper count one vote each and $1.50 paid on subscription to The Sentinel en titles one to 500 votes. Contest lasts only three weeks longer. CONTESTS ON IN El FOR QUEF Popular and Attractive Young ested in Capital 4 QUEEN GETS! Throughout South Carolina inter est is running high in the statewide contest to secure a Queen for the 1922 Pahnafesta to b~e held in Columbia the we(ek of April 17th to 22nd. Newvs pLI)aper in the State are running vot ing coupons in each issue and many papers have published long lists of attractive contestants. Ee' et- unty is selecting a (candlid:a whoi will go to Coclumbima fo' the bi weIk :i the guest of' Palmafesta, v il expnse of the leasant tr' i w.1 -2 ~pai-! :V' me Colu mbuia Chamb'er cf I 'ommere'.:'~ When the forty-fiv'e candlidlates as semble in Columbia for Palmafesta a general election will be held and the fortunate young wvoman securing the greatest number of v'otes wvill be crowvnedl Queen of Palmafesta .1922, and will be awarded the $500 (ia mnondl ring and will be the recipient of many special honors during the big gala wecek. Every county Queen will be royally entertain.-d and wilt havye a week fill ed wvith pleasmne and honor. It will be a ~week remembered through life as a landmark of pleasure-somethin to outshine all other. occasions of merrymaking. 'rhe big steel auditorium ait the State Fajir grounds wvill be the center of Palmafesta activities sneh1 as the crowning of the Queen, dlaily band t'oncerts, the big fashion showv, trade displays, vaudeville andI amusement "PALJM AFlESTA" THE PICKENS SENTINEL Gentleman: My choice for Queen of Palmafer N am e ...... ...... ......... . Address ......... ..._ ... This coupon good for one vote. scintion to This Newapnr co rs,Business Men PICKENS BASEBALL LEAGUE MAY BE FORMED. For the purpose of forming a tex. tile baseball league which it is pro pcsed will include Easley,. Glenwood, Alice, Liberty, Central and Pickens mills, a meeting has been called for Saturday night, March 18, to be held in the town hall at Liberty. The meeting was called by J. B. Gaines, former manager of the Lib erty team and a well known promo. ter of amateur and semi-profe-ien al baseball teams. Mr. Gaines stated that a league composed of either four or six clubs scems virtually assured. There re mains some doubt, however, as to whether or not enough clubs can be secured to form a six-club circuit. The three mills at Easley and the Liberty mill are counted as the nu elIcus of the league while four other clubs have been spoken of as pos sibilities. They are Williaiston, Central, liedmont and Pickens. The Liberty club which finished in the first division during the two seasons that it was represcnted in the Piednont Textile league, has been recognized for the coming season. Rube Medlock, the veteran catcher, who at one time was with Dlunean, will handle the managerial reins of the club. The Glenwood, Easley and Alice teams of Easley, it is understood, have organized for the coming season and cnly await the organization of a circuit. Steps have been taken at the Pick ens Mill toward organizing a base ball team. A representative from here will attend the meeting at Lib erty Saturday night, and if he can get the Pickens Mill in the proposed Pickens County league a strong team will be put in the field. The base ball enthusiasts of the town as well as the mill village hope that the local mill will succeed in getting in the league. It will be remembered that the Pickens Mill team won the pen nant in the Pic.kens County Textile league last year. SUNDAY SCHOOL CONTEST. Beginning next Sunday and last ing for two months the Sunday i'chools of the Pickens association will enter into contest for the high est average attendance and the lar gest number of Bibles. J. A. Robinson, Pres. $unday School Convention. (ERY COUNTY N OF PALMAFESTA Women in Every .Section Inter lity's Big Festival ;500 DIAMOND acts both afternoons and evenings, and one or two nights featuring grand opera stars of international reputation. Pahnafesta will open Monday ev ening, April 17th with a manmmoth dlisplay of fireworks. Columbia's streets will be specially decorated for' the week and there will he gor geous float parades, baby paradles andl other features nowv heing wvorke-1 cut hy commit tees from t he Chamber of Commimerce. Severa 1 state con ven1t ions have arrangedl to meet in Columbia (luring the week of Palm afesta. The countyv Queen contests wvill close throughout the State on Satur. dlay, Apr-il 8th, at six o'clock. As soon as the votes can he counted the winner's name andl phlotograph, will be sent to Columbia for insertion in the Beauty Supplement to be circu Ilated throughout the state the wveek before Palmafesta. The moat popular young wvoman in Pickens county will be elected by sendling voting coup~ons clipped from our columns to the Palmafesta Con test manager of this paper Paid-in adlvance subscriptions will count 5'00 votes. Send in your subsc~riptions andl coupons as fast as possible so you may have the honor of becoming a Palmafesta Queen candidate from Pickens county. ta is: A Yearly, PaId-in-advance Sub ntA 500 Votea Some Pertinent F the Picken CENTRAL NEWS ITEMS Twins Born Day Apart--Other In teresting Local Items Born unto Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Mauldin, February 26, a boy, Thom as Earle An unusual occurrance happened a short time ago when twins were born unto Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Spearman. One was born one day and the other one the next day. Both are boys. Dr. Griffin, the at tending physician, says he never be fore knew of case like this. Charles Gaines has been shut in with the flu for several days. He is iiproving now. Mr. and irs. H-. E. Senhorn have moved into the Folger apartment, near the school house. C. L. McLean has been shut in with fil. It is hopod thtit he will he out againi in a few (lays. Willis Clayton of Georgia spent the week end with his parents. Wo are always glad to see Willis in Central. The P1,11 huont Festival made a meat hit here this time. They were here four nights last week. Mrs. J. 11. Gaines and Mrs. Gar Vin returned from Alabama last week where they went to visit their brother who is sick. Rev. J. W. Guy has accepted the call given him here by the First Baptist church and will enter upon his work at once. J. N. Sims and family went to Honea Path a week ago to visit Mr. Sims' brother. They report a nice time, Mr. B. J. Johnston is improving slowly from a severe attack of the grip. Mrs. Betty Ramseur, of .Washing ton. D. C.. is visitine- here this week. The Southern Railway is beauti fying the yards here by putting out hedges and flower gardens. MRS. JAMES WHITE DEAD. Mrs. James White, for many years a resident of Easley. died at the home of her daughter. Mrs. Will Sheck. at Daeusville, Tuesday, March 7. Mrs. White was 79 years old and is sur vived by her husband and eight e-hiL dren. She was a daughter of the late Martin Phillips and was the last sur viving member of that family. Capt. James White, her husband, is in fee. ble health and unable to attend the funeral, which was held at Fairview church at 3 o'clogk Wednesday after noon. conducted by Rev. D. W. Hiott. She was a mennber of the Methodist church. MRS. A. A. HOLLIDAY. Oin February 11 the death angel enmud into the home of Mr. A. A. Holliday and claimed his dear wife Mrs. Lala Holliday. She suffered only six days and on the seventh the Lord said come unto Ine and I will give you rest. She was a good wife and mother and to know her was to love her. It .4ems that, we cnn almost see her smiling face and hear her tenlder voice, hut now she is smiling on that heautiful shore. Resides hosts of relatives and( friends she leaves a husband and t en clii dren to mour'n her death. Funeral sericies wVere co'ndhucted at the home by R1ev. WV. C'. Seaborn anld initermnent wals made at Six Mile* (hnrehC Sun day, Flebruariy 12. The br'eaved fain.. ily have the symipathy of the ent ire One' Wh Loved~ 1ier. Mr. .J. W. Lawrence or near' Cal houn (lied Su nday, March 5. Mir. Lawr'ence wvas neairly nin(ety years of age and1( was (ne( of t he best and most nroinnent citizens of the coun.. tv. His body nowv sleeps in Lawrence chapel (cmetery. Tlhe following chil dren survive: .Jas. M. .John T., Da vid E., Mrs. J1. R. Falls and Mrs. E. B. Ramsay. .The Sentinel has r'eeeivedl a splend idlly written account of the life and death of this good man wvhieih will be published next issue. MISS NANCY NEICHBORI DEAD. Miss Nancy Neighbor dlied March 5 at the home of her neice, Mrs. J. L. Cantrell, near Liberty, after an iness of eight. (lays of pneumonia and heart 4rouble. Mis8 Cantrell was 89 years of age and had lived near Liberty all her life. For many years she was a consistent membeir of Ruhamah Methodist church and runnMal services were conductedl there by Rev. W. S. Goodwin and Dr. L. G. Clayton, interment taking place in the church cemetery. She was the last of her family, leaving no sisters or brother's. There were 10,800 tons of hay raised on 12,000 acres in Pickens county in 1921. Its value was $216, 000. acts About i School Situation The Pickens, School District No. 31 in the year 1904 voted a bond issue of $6,000 to build a high school v In 1904 the assessed valuation of the Pickens School District was $95,000.00. Five mills was levied on the di trict in 1904 to retire these $6000.00 bonds. The Pickens School District in the ycar 1922 lacks only $770.00having enough money in the sinkingfund to retire its $6,000.00 bond issue which , was voted on in 1904. In 1922 the assessed' valuation of' the Pickens School District is $244, 000.00 which is more than twice the issessed valuation in 1904. . The Pickens School District still has on the same five mills for the retirement of its bonds. If the Pickens School District in 1904 with an assessient of $95,000.00 rind a 5-mill levy could vote a $6,000 bond, it caln to-day with till assess mient of $2-1,000.00 and the same 5-mill levy vote $12,000.00 bond. The assessed valuation to-day is more than twice what it was in 1904, therefore it can vote with the same mill levy twice the amount of bonds it could inl 1904. Today we lack only $770.00 having inough to pay off our old $6.000.00 bond indebtedness. If the lickens school district could vote $12,000.00 bonds now, it could deduct from this amount $770.00 and pay off the old bond, leaving enough with the state and county aid to build the much-nemdeJl addition to the present school building, and also rtmedeling the building. After paying off the old bona we would have $11,230.00 for a new building. The state would then give $1000.00 and the county would give $1000.00. Wt, would then hilve $13.. 2:10.00 for our school improvement. Would this scheme increase our taxes? It, would not. What do we need in the way of a school building? The l'ickens School District needs four more class rooms of adaquate size, and an auditorium for chapel exercises, entertainments, community activities, etc'. It needs its present building remodeled. Tile old audi t( 1ium needs, to be cut uito two large class rooms in place of four small crowded rooms as it now stands. The roof needs repairs. Paint should be spread inside. Waterworks should be installed. Steam heat should be provided 'for. Steam heat, water works installed, remodeling and painting will cQst approximately $2000.00. The new addition of four class rooms and an auditorium will cost approximately $10,000.00. Furnishing the new addition with some furniture for the old building will cost approximately $1200.00. All of the above can be done with ont increasing the taxes of, the peo ple im thel Pickens school district onle cent. Some might argue that in place of doing this we should decreast ur' taxes by cutting the school levy. Th~e reply to that is thle following: Th.school in any community is the vital organ of that community ..st. like the heart of the human body is the vital organ. If you were going to cut off any pat Ifyur body wouldl you chip a lue ofl of~ y'our heart, or sonme of her' part of the body ? To cut the school levy wvould be he same as chipping a small piece off of the heart o4f a man. MlItS. Gl'S GIBSON DEAD. Mirs. Gus Gibson dlied at her home m~ iir Picketm last Fridlay night. She was about 80 years 01(1 and leaves a husband wvho is a Confedlerate vet ermi. MRtS. JANE MARTIN DEAD. Mrs. Jinie Martin died at the home of her (laughter, Mrs. W. C. King, in Oconee county Monday morning of Iast week. She was stricken with paralysis about two weeks ago, not much hope was held out for her re covery from the first. Mrs. Martin was a daughter of the late Thomas Geer of the Neal's Creek section of Anderson county and was 81 years of age. Her husband died :30 years ago. She leaves four sons and one daughter as follows: L. N. Martin, Cliff Martin, C. FP. Martin, Julian Martin andl Mrs. W. C. King. She was a member of the Baptist church for many years. The .funeral services were held Tucsday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the Rice graveyar~d in Martin township. Rev. D. W. Hiott conductedl the serv Ices. Mrs. Martin wvas the step-mother of Mrs. D. W. Hiott of Easley. EASLEY VOTED BONDS. Eauley school district voted in favor of issuing $50,000 bonds for school improvements last week. The vote wais 205 forand 1m 9 wagait.