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VOLUME 51-NUMBER 51 .. PICKENS. S. C., APRIL 13 1922.
COUNTY PIELD DAY SUCCESS
Nearly 3000 School Children Take
Part-List of Winners
A crowd variously estimated at
from 7,000 to 10,000 people attended
the first annual field day of the
Pickens county schools held in Pick
ens last Saturday. While this large
sattendance was impi'essive and pleas
ing, the interest, enthusiasm and
showing of the various schools was
even more gratifying., It was a
The feature of the day was the
parade of children and teachers of
schools of the e.ounty. Forty-one
4 schools of the county were represell
ted and there were 2,729 children in
line. The parade cannot be described.
It was gkeat. It was magnificent.
As the thousands of parents, broth
crs, sisters and strangers who throng
- d each side of the street watched
the parade the finest emotions known
to humans surged within them as
the fine and splendid children passed
iin review before them. Here were
futulb citizens in .whose hands the
destiny of our country Nyill soon rest,
It' impressed one with the enormous
responsibility resting upon parents
and teachers in training the mind
andi molding the character of chil
The parade was headed by an auto
mobile carrying State Superintendent
of Education Swearengin, County
Superintendent of Education Clayton
and Mr. C. E. Robinson and Prof.
J. V. MeElveen, members of the
county board of education. Also in
the para'de at different places were
the Pickens Mill band and the Easley
Mill band. The excellent music ren
dercd by these bands throughout
the clay added greatly to the success
of the clay. Both are splendid bands.
At the conclusion of the parade
educational coiitests were held in the
Pickens high school building.
The athletic contests were held in
Main street, being the concluding fea
ture of the day. Dinner was served
on the court house grounds, and
nearly 8,000 persons were present te
partake of the sumptuous repast
served from the abundance of a pros.
J. E. Swearingen, state superinten
dent of education, made the only ad
drcss of the day, this occurring im
n liately' after the dinner period.
Mr. Swearingen, who was introduced
by F. V. Clayton, county suprinten
dent of education, as "the next gov
vrncr of South Carolina," was round.
ly applauded, the cheering continuing
for several minutes after the speaker
took the stand.
Mr. Swearingen, who spoke briefly,
made an earnest plea that there be
no retrenchment of the educational
progress in the Palmetto State. He
pointed out that education of the
youth of the a'ndl wvas among the
most vital matters before the nationi
tcdlay, and that, poss5ibly above all
othern, edlucat ion should receive thc
careful thought of every citizen iit
The speaker' concluded by compli.
im nting Mr. Clayton and others foi
the maifi~cent fair.
The P'ickens high school wvon first
place in the pairadel in regard tc
marching andc t heI Picens Mill gra
dled school mai~de. th holest personal
F'ollowing is (the~result of the di C
Class A Schools-l~iheryv higl
se.hcol, 22.,points; Central high school
10 1-2'points; Pickens high school
8 points; Easley high school, 4I 1-2
Class Bi Sch'ools-Norris G;raded
school, 10 points; Easley Mill gra.
dedl school, 7 points; Zion gradec
sehcol, 7 p)oints; OolenIoy gradcl:
scho,ol, 3 p)oints; M\aynarid grade'
school, 2 points.
Class l 'Schocls-Norris gradet
school, 14i Points; lieth leh'm gra 1t<
school, I) points; Flat 1ack --i-adl'
sehiccl, 9 points; WVolfI C-:ec' ;tr'' l<
sel'.ol, .5 ploints; H olly Springs gra
d1e( seaiol, 3 poinits. PaIlestin r
de(d school, 3 pr it s; Pickens \lii
-graded school, I l)Cint; Alice M ii
graded :-chool, 1 po int
Indiv idi'al Winnere~ in Class A
Liberty Hiigh School,--Mary Moor,
first in spelling, Mary Moore first i1
arithmetic, Margie Smith first 1
grammar, Jack Blum first in 10t
yardc dash, Lillie Bush thir'd in gram
mar, John Knox third in arithmetic
IW. M. U. MEETING AT LIBERTY
Important Baptist Ladies Meeting at
Liberty April 15.
The Institute the northwestern
division of the Baptist W. M. U. will
be held at Liberty, Saturday, April
15, 1922, beinning at 10:30 k. im.
This division includes the following
associations: Beaverdam, Greenville,
North Greenville, Pickens, Piedmont,
Saluda, Twelve Mile River.
Miss Emma Leachman of the Home
Mission Board, 'Miss Ada Bell from
China, Mrs. J. 1). Chapman, president
of S. C. W. M.U., and Dr. C E Burts,
secretary and treasurer. of general
board, will be among the speakers.
Be suro and see that representa
tives from your W. M. S. and lead
era of your Junior organizations are
there. Please send names -of dele
gates to Mrs. D. H-. KenntImur,
Liberty, S. C.
Mrs. F. T.. Cox,
Supt. of Pickens Association.
MAY RUN FOR LEGISLATURE
A prominent citizen of near Eas
ley informs The Sentinel that con
siderable pressuire is being brought
to bear upon Mr. J. Bird Looper of
the Mount Carmel section to run for
the state legislature this year. Mr.
Looper is one of our best citizens
and most successful farmers and if
h%. should decide to make the race
would be among the leaders.
Central High School-Frank Clay
ton first in 120 low hurdles, Nellie
Henderson second in spelling, Gil
reath Rowland third in spelling,
Frank Clayton tied for third in 100
Pickens High School-Virginia
Lewis second in arithmetic, Clyde
Adams second in the 104-yard da.ih,
Geo. Yongue tied - for sceond ii, the
120 lov hurdles, William Allgend
tied for third in the 120 !ow huardles.
Easley High School-Edua Hunt
seond in grammar, Pack Cox tied
for second in the 120 low hurdles.
Individual Winners in Class 11
Ncrris-Henry Watson first in
grammar, Wayman McWhorter first
in sack race for boys, Ollic Porter
first in sack race for girls, Addie
Johnson second in spelling, Henry
Watson third in arithmetic.
Gates-Velma Smith first in spell
ing, Agatha Smith first in arithmetic.
Easley Mill-Horace Hendricks
second in the saek race for boys,
Bessie Porter second in the sabk
race for girls, Natile Townsend third
in sack race for girls.
Zion-Alleen Ellison second in
arithmetic, Pricilla Findley third in
Oolenoy-Alma Edens second in
Maynardl-Mary Folger third in
spelling, Giracon Banks third in~sack
race for boys.
Individual Winners ini Class C
Reanoke-Ressie Gantt first in
arithmetic, Ressie Gantt third in
spelling, Jackson Gilstrap first in
potato race, .Jackson Cilstrap second
in wvheel barrowv race.
in w"hccI barrow~ i-ace, Esehol Brmown
second( in amithmnet ic, L.. D). McWhor2i
ter~ third in potaito race.
Bcthlehemi--A nnie H ieks first in
spellinig, -T homias Dav idson second( iln
lpUtato 11ace, Ernest Holden third ini
wheel har-row race.
WVol f Creek-WAallace Thomas first
Palestine-L.ois Roper second in
Hlolly Springs-Rohert Hlovey Can
rol ll 11on in read ing..
A lice M il-Carniis Boweni third in
P ickens' MIill --Ida Pace third in
Gold medl s. .donte~~i(d by business
I nmiu n 1f Picken s, were awarded indi.
- viduail winnlers of events.
"O )f e-un se I am much gratified at
I h gria 81snecess wh ic-h at tend~ed our
I libst anunuaml field (day,"' said Super
iitedent (Chyton Monday: ''but wve
are' tgojin to have an even'1 greater
on( necxt y. We are already lay
Sing pilains fo r the 11ield day next year,
all the schools aire going to cooperate,
1and with the < xper'ience gained ini
our first :ttempt Pickens county is
- oino; to showv the rest of the state
-w aaer id d~vl(ay is"
FARMERS SIGNING UP
200,000 Bales Signed In State-1000
In Pickens County
So far about 1000 bales of cotton
have been signed up in Pickens coun
ty for the cooperative cotton market
ing plan. In the entire state about
200,000 bales h'ave been signed up.
The fact thpt the cooperative market
ing system is already in operation in
Texas and Oklahoma and that men
bers of it are getting $10 to $15 a
bale more for their cotton than their
neighbcrs who sell individually is
pretty good proof of what the system
Next week an intensive campaign
will be carried en in Pickens county
for signers. Messis. Carpenter an(d
Bowen of this county will be assisted
by County Agent J. Frank Williams
of Sumter county. Sumter county
has already signcl more than its
quota of bales and an unusual feature
of this campaign there is the fact
that one day every merchant in the
city of Sumter save one closed their
stores, got into their automobiles and
went out among the farmers and
helped to explain the plan and get
signers. By the way,3 Mr. Williams
is a native of Pickens county.
DISTRICTl S. S. CONVENTION.
A district Sunday school conven
tion for christians of all denomina
tions will be heldi at Salem church,
four miles northwest of Pickens; on
Easter Sunday afternoon from 2 to
An interesting program has been
arranged and all churches are urged
to' send as many dclegates as possi
ble. A large banner will be awarded
the Sunday school sending the lar
gest number of delegates.
Everybody welcome at this meet
J ~ 1
Equipped wvith ]
-able rirns, extra
skid tires all ar<
Sedan at $645
motor car valul(
Ht. P. Sia
QUEEN CONTEST CLOSES
Miss Nannie Morris of Pickens to
Represent Pickens County
Careful canvas of the votes re
ceived by Pickens- county candidates
for Quecn of Palmafesta showed
Miss Nannie Morris, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. A. M. Morris of Pickens,
to be the winner by a large majority.
Miss Morris received 30,010 votes.
Miss Jonnie Attaway of Liberty was
Congratulations for Miss Morris are
in order, for it is no small honor
to be selected as the one repre'Menta
tive from all of Pickel4 county to
the great Palmafesta spring festival,
commanding statewide interest. The
best wishes of The Sentinel go with
Miss Morris in her comllpetition with
tht candidates from all other coun
tics of the state, and it is our hope
that she may be the one chosen
Qucen of all the others.
Mr. B. 0. Williams, assistant state
agent in club work, will assist Coun
ty Agent Bowen during the next few
days and April meetings will be held
Mlaynaird, Thursday, April 13, 10:30
Zion, Thursday, April 1:3, 3:00 p.
Ambler, Monday, April 17, 10:30
Long Branch, April 17, 3:00 p. i.
Every club member is expected to
be present at these meetings.
RECOVERIS FIOM WOUNDS
Roy Gilstrap, who was, recently
seriously cut in a general mixup and
ight up on Cane Creek, has suffi
ciently recovered to be able to be
out. H. M. Morton, who is charged
with doing the cutting and who was
cldged in jail, is out oil $500 bond.
And remember-the low
est first cost, the lowest
upkeep and the highest
resale value of any motor
car ever built.
i n aue
rim- and non
und -the Ford
is the greatest
cair of comfort,
zi beauty. Reas
dielivery. Terms I
CENTRAL NEWS ITEMS
Couple That Put 0,yer April Fool
Joke Ge Married.
Mr. Vandever of Calhoun and Miss
Esrie Kin- of Central were happily
united in holy matrinony by Rev.
J. W. Guy at the parsonage of the
First Baptist church last Sunday
evening at 7:30 o'clock. It will be
well remembered by the Central peo
pC that this is the couple that put
the A;i:iI foul joke over on the, Cen
tral p;eople on Saturdialy night the
first dity of April. .l1r. and Mr's.
Vanadever Icft imdiately for a trip
to Washington, IBaltimore and N"V
York. Their man,111y friends wish
thei much joy and a long, happy
Mr. J. 11. lhaimseur who has been
very ill wit h flu, is much improved
and will son be out again.
Rev. J. W. Guy, the new minister
at the First Baptist church, preached
two most excellent sermons last
Sun day. If tile two first serimion<4
are it Sample of what he can d0 the
First Baptist may well congratulate
itself on securing such a man.
Mr. 11. E. Seaborn is still very
sick ,f' flu. It is hoped by his many
frienis that he will mon be ou4
tCentral high school won the seemnd
place at the county field day meet
last Saturday. Frank Clayton won
first place in running hurdles. Nellie
IHenderson and Gilreath Rowland won
second 11(and third plat.c in the spelling
contest. Central may Well be proud
of her school records, crowded as we
are for room and short on teachers.
We have at wide awake set of trus
tees, and they are working hard to
put over a larger school program
for next year than Central has ever
had. Let's work together with them,
for a greater school at Central.
Mr. J. N. Morgivn has recently
purchased a new Franklin car. It
sure is a beauty and no doubt Mr.
Morgan and his family will spend
many pleasant hours motoring.
DEATH OF MISS ELLA GRAVELY
Mi~;s Ella Gravely, daughter of
Mr. and lrs. lRich A. Gravely of the
Holly Springs section, diil March
28. Aliss Gravely was eigfhteen years
of age and a member of Oolenoy
church. Her body was laid to rest
in Holly Springs cemetery the inlay
following death and the funeral will
be preached the' third Sunday in
MISS SARlAll A. CORBIN
Miss Sarah Anne Corbin died at
the home ef her sister in the Oolenoy
section Wediesday of Iist wcek after
an illness of only a few days.
For some 30-odd yehrs she and
three eot'e maiden sisters have madeul
tir home( tolge'ther. D)uring this
time they have beeni separtediti onily
for a fewv (lays at a time. Their de
v'otioni to each other'i was very mark..
edI a nd (exciteci much:1 favorable coim
for' .Aliss (orin at t he Mmountain:
Grove e(hurchi then da~y followin: hier
dr( athi. 1Intermen'it f'ollowed ini f h
After eii n lu'1i i n! a in'. :i (G'ls.
vlb. s ii hima !hi mou~nInth fllwi
an is .:lion fo- r ~appf It(nii r iis .\ilts
\' ir i... hir na-n..: Iht i e tf !r jin it
vices an: h b tluria tt t h in' 111at it'ro'
liss i-uu1Ler walifth. year*shel
and a th e ham-e-oIbihtprm
'i e. A 1 -:- in): Ehi)an and nurs./els
mad.'.>Z the umusc ihienhat her atin
hniuil livby in he yoenovid during
hr at .-h waris an mte inay the
innlito lia pt ing ahu cl.She di si.
,ive' ba m hiri danl iv c...he
Mr. n. N.&t 51. ids,i died itern hoo
pln y ittPtit hrc.ehri.sr
SHORT ITEMS OF INTERES'T
Picked Up Here and Thero-Locals
There will be a Sunday school at
Bethlchem church next Sunday after
noon at three o'clock. Everybody
invited to conic.
The play, "a couple of million,"
whIich was given with such great
suetsrs in Liberty last Thursday
night, is to be given again in Easley
on iext Friday night, April 14, at
the scheel auditorium.
Since ficld day is over the people
are now looking forward to the next
big stop-Old Soldiers' Day, June
-;rd. The U. D. C. havei already
begun imaking arrangements to make
this the vcry hest reunion ever held
Dovn at the Pickens Drug Co.
store i-, a stuffed wildcat that looks
so much like a l've one that a fellow,
approaches it with fear. This is one
of' the niy wild eats caught by Ed
Chastain and was, stuffed by a New
The three-weeks..old baby of Mr.
and Mrs. Garvin McQueen of Liberty
route 3, was claimed by death March
16. It was hard to give the sweet
child up, but God knows best. Tho
heart-broken parents have the sym-.
pathy of all. A Friend.
Don't forget the entertainment at
Jethlehc m school hou se Thursday
night, April 13, at eight o'clock.
Songs, recitations, dialogues and
string band Amsic. Everyone invited.
Admission 10 cent.. Proceeds will
go to help equip the niew schcol
While in Pickens lnst Saturday
State Superintendeuit of Education
Swearingen made no statement in
regard to rMnning for governor this
year, but .is is generally believed
that he will make the race. It is
known that he has offers of strong
There will be an entertainment at
Vinea.nold school house Saturday
night, April 15. beginning at 8 o'
elock. There will be drills, pantom
il(s, a play, etc. The public is in
vited and an admissionl fee of' 15 and
20 -cents will be charged for benefit
President I-arding has nominated
Mr. J. Ed Folger to be postmaster
at Easley to succeed Mr. A. G. King.
Mr. Folger is a son of the late Alonzo
M. Folger, so long postmaster at
Easley, and has had much experienceo
in the postoffice .ork. He is a good
man and will make a goodl postmaster.
The mainy Pickenis friends of the
R1ev. E.X T.' I odges wvill be dlclightedl
to knew thIat he has recoveredl from
a fong andi rermious ill nessi. I Jo was
fomerly p'st or of Grace Methodist
chure here iat ad o more U' popular pais
to:' or el i::, n ever mnadet his hine in
irl:< .. 'l :'. II l ges is no0w pastor
of a vih aet ii C'olumbia.
'The s !! tifm -.les of the lKeowee
Paon;c:'devuertiwe:! to run for three
da: slaa t i lasted only one (lay
bsesoau- t h supfly of fish were' all
.gsn thI ie m hst day. D)r. I .w is r'egrets
1 t1 he eiu. n1( ot suply~ all the calls
f'r th< a ih . Ho, wever' ai ne0w 51 supy
of thle mild fish wvas ordered and
camec inl Monday.
Mend~say, was the first time Pick
< ns ha~s evi r bieen visited( by a wo
mano' Iaw. ::s r. Al iss M'dahel Charles,
ani o atts n.v fr.m Gr enville, was
h1w th:n site ''ngaged ini a reference
m151l 5.1urt *wiricils spo(ke in the high
5et t tt rm f her legal * abilit'y. In '
Va ihtiule ai distinct impr~iessionl
hen-s. WVhife lady lawyers are a
nIv :: b: thiis state now it will be
t hat w.ay < uly a fewv years.
Tfh- lFort PrIince'( George ('hapter.
I). A. R. and the Pickens' chapter '
I . ID. s. have each responded' to the
(1a11 for' contributions to the "Wood
row WVilsonm Foundlation." This Is to
be it gr'eat memorial to the greatest
living American, and it is a source
of gratification to these local patri
otic' societies that cach has been en
abledl to "do0 its bit" for so wvorthy