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Boys and Girls In Aipnual
. enneth Sumerel, of Hickory Tavern,
Wins First Place In Boys' 'Declama
flon Contest and Mirlam White, of
Cross Hl, Lead the Girls.
With more than usual interest dis- I
played this year and a varied -program .
being carried out, 'thc' annua4l county I
high hchool declamation, recitation
and athletic contests, held here Fri
day afternoon and cy'ning were said
by many to 'have been incre success
ful than any -h6(1 lefore. In the dc
claniation and recitation contests held I
4n the Court iHouse, 14 contestants I
were entered from eight schools i i
the county, while in the athletic con
tests'ield in the afternoon, more than
twenty-filve boys *partieipated in the i
events from- four schools.
The John R. 'Minter medal, a .rize
offered annually to the winner of first
tbiace in the boys'declamation contest, 7
was won 'by 'Kenneth Sumerel, 6f the -
Hickory Tavern school, who declame',
"South Carolina's Contribution to
American Indcipendence."' In the girls
contest, a aiiedal awa-rded by the Lau
rens Cou.nty Teachers Associalion, was
won 'hy Al isam White, of Cross 1111,
Whose recitation was "The Sign of tile
Cross." H-Tonorable montion was made .t
of 'Pauline (Price, an eleven year old I
girl of the Thornixell Orphanage, and t
of Frances Witherspoon, 'Clinton. Boys ,
receiving honorable mention were
Thopnas Wofford, of Laurens, anh Lee
Crocker, of Clinton.
H6nors in the athletic contests, in
Which Iceen ivalry was displayed 'by
all tile sellools entered from the be- t
ginningiuntil the last event was over,
was -won by ,the Clinton school, which 1
,earned 25 points. Second -place went c
to the Thornwell Orphanage twith 21
points. The Laurens schools received t
22 points and Gray Court-Owings 19 t
points. The highest individual score It
was earned by a Gray Court-Owings C
boy, Rogers, who .received 10 'points. 1
]Barksdale of Laurens was second with t
14 Ipoints. .Dunlap of Thornwell Or- I
phanage and FerguPon of Clinton were F
tied for third place, each earning '8 l
Results By Events - t
100 yard dash
Flrst, Bark'sdale,,Laurens, 11 seconds
Second, Dugan, Thoriwell, 11 2-5
Third, Rogers. .Gray Court-Owings.
Running High Jump
Timmons, Clinton, 5 'feet.
BPrksdalo, Laurens, 4 ft. 11 inches.
Cha-ppell, Thornwell, 4 ft. 10 inches.
Half (Mile Run
Dunlap, Thornwell, 2 min., 30 see.
Daniel, Thornweil; 2 mni. 33 sec.
-Steer, Clinton.
Jliscus Throw
Ferguson, Clinton, 116 ft.'
Thomas, taulrens, 108 ft. 5 In.
Timmnons, Clinton, 105 ft. 2 in. t
220 Yard VDash
Rogers, Gray' Curt-Owings, 24 2--5 1
Tidwell,' --aurens, 26 seconds.
Rhbme, Olinton.
Pole Vault
Barksdale, Lautens, 9 ft. 5 in.
Th6:npspon, tlaurenn, 9 ft. 2 in.
'Davis, Thorraweli, 9 ft. 2 in.
120 Yard (Hurdles
'Blakely, Clinton, r17 1-2 see.
-Rhame, Clinton, 171-5 sec.
Bat ~cdale,ILaurens, 18 sec.
Rvinning Broad Jump
Rosers~j Ota Ceutst-Owirrgs, 18 ft.
H.. opkins, Ghray Colirt-Qwngs, 18 ft.<
'Stamps Thornwell,-17' ft 4 in.
440 TYard Rfun.- - ,
ta~gers, Gl'ay Court-Owings, 60 sec.
Dunlap, Thornwell, 62 3-5 sec.
Daniel, Thiornwell.
Shot iPut {
'Martin, TPhornwll, 35 ft. 18 in.
Ferguson, Clinton, 33 ft. 10 in.
Steer, Clinton, 38 -ft. 1 In. s..
'Contestants In the' glrls recitation
contest in the order in which they
apolte are : -
1. E1ilissibeth Otoddard, Gray -Court- I
4Owings, recitatlogl eiititlede '(Mot4 (I
~Inlances Knight, 14urens, Recita-'1
cet- vocation, A round tible' lo~is
. L. Smith, L. G. Balile and .. 1c. Mc
Cuen Elected Public Works Comiis
sloners. Large Vote Is Cast.
-Polling almost as large .a vote as
ha't 'cast In the primaries held several
veeks ago, the city general election
ield yesterday evinced considerable
nterest. In addition to the election
)f mayor and aldermen, three commis
ifoners of public works who will have
3harge of the city's lwatc.rworks and
ighting ,plants werQ 4oted for. The
hree commissioners elected were: M.
.. Smith, fL. 0. flalle and W. .R. Mc
The newly elected city administra
Ion is as follows: Mayor, Dr. W. H.
Dial; Alderman, Ward 1, E. D: Eas
erby; Ward 2, D. R. Simpson; \vard
1, J. McD. Moore; Ward 4, J. -F. Mont
,omery: Ward n, .1. Douglas Gray;
Vard 6, Albert Dial.
In the absence .from the city of City
ttorney Todd, the date of the inaug
tration of the city's new offlcials has
iot been determined, but it is generally
ixpected that it will be next Saturday,
'pril .15.
The vote cast yesterday for public
vorks , commissioners is as follows:
6I. 1L. Smith .322, .L. G. Balle 321, W. R.
vcCuen 249, S. G. McDaniel 118.
Itate Highway Comminissfon to Super
vise Road Building in County Under
New Plans.
An arrangement for the piaintenance I
if the top-soil roads in Laurens coun- j
y was perfected yesterday at a meetf 1
ng of Supervisor J. D. W. Watts with I
he .State ilighway Commisson whh&l I
ras 'held in Columbia.
The supervision of work on the cop- ]
oil higlAways will now -be with the i
)tate Highway Commission who have
appointed .Qeorge Anderson, of Water
oo,'and AitemusLong, of Moulhsilf6
o take care of the maintenance of the
ounty highways. 'Both men will work
Lnder the direction of 'Division Engin
er Sloane.
Supervisor Watts stated yesterday
hat since the County Highwty, Con
aission was -dissolved, his office 'has
>een in charge of the roads in the
ounty. Under the new arrangement,
,11 work will be done -under the direc
ion of the state body. Recommenda- i
ion-for the appointiment of Anderson <
.nd Long wus made by Supervisor N
Ion entitled, "College Oil Cans".
3. Millie Aqbercrombie,,Hickory Tay
rn, "Bobble Shafto". .
4. 'Miriam iWlhite, Cross 'Hilil. "The
hign of the Cross."
5. Tauline P'rice, Thornwell Or
ohanage. "Miss Edith HlleIps Along."
6. Frances Witherspoon, Clinton.
Gypsy Fliwer Girl." -
7. Mafry Fuller, Mountville. "Jane
rom Geventeen."
'oys in the order fin which they ap
ieared in the declamation contest
1. 'Roy 'Lyons, Green IPond. "The
"ab'hs of Hlistory."
2. Thomas Wofford, Laurens. "Spar
acus to the Gladiators."
3. Jerome Gray, Gray Coui't-Ow
ngs. "Nationai 'Permatnenoy."
4. 'Kenneth Sumerel, Hickory Tav
irn. ."South Carolina's Contribution
o American Independence."
6. Charles Wilson, Thornwell Or
hanage. "Prnes. 'Wilson's 'Flag Day
6. ibee Crocker, Clinton, "Smashing
!'o 'I~nes at Oiie -Blow."
7. 1W. 'B. Alaton, Cross Hill. "Amer
ca Where."
The judges In 'the girls contest were
4ra. W.'L. Gray,.of Laurens; Mrs. A. B.
Jlartin, .of -Clinton, and Nins. .Y. D). W.
Fa~s fIurena, Those in the 'boys
'bdtest were !te'v. Graves 'L.' Knight
mud Phil 'D. Hilff of 'Laurens, and 'Mr.
t. 1W. Wade ofClintoi. i
-A thousand pep t isestima ,
Illed the Court' House to 'boar ' the
fibeaking contests. As a iprehtde to
be iprograhl and to entertain the
didience duning .the intermission be-,
ween the girls anid boys contests, sey-1
Iral. selectionsa'were played 2'fy.. the
tts 'Mills (Band, each of which was
'ollowed' by requtests for encores.
'A coinseidenoqi# t$%)iebjeditsoftydo
oyu in. the declaniation cottast, was
lhat one 9ette. 'loyerKenn'eth Sumerel,-]
dtleo ,)he Mgiork.-Il~i lt~e"
rhile another;~ she Grocer, br'oke ,'tW
masinay line 'witl" his subject -
Tell Farmers That Members
ton Co-Operative As
& Finanei;
That -bankers of Laurens county en
lorse the cotton co-operative mariet
n1g contract is evidenced by the state
lent issued -below by bankers of Law
,enIs county. The statement, circulat
)d by Mr. L. G. JOalle, was signed by
ill the bankers he was able to reach.
Ir. 'Dalle said that he was quite sure
hat other bankers of the county would
lave signed if they had 'been approach
The following is the statement:
"Believing that the co-operative mar
eting of cotton will result in a sta
)ilizaton of the South's greatest 'pro
luct, the undersigned banks heartily
mdorse the campaign of the S. C. Cot
on Growers' Co-operative Association
Lnd commend it to the farmers of Lau
-en; county and of the state.
Under the co-opQrative marketing
>lan the farmers will sell intelligently
Lmd collectively in large quantities
tre Removed for Safe Keeping. Case
Will be Appealed.
-Luther Ti'immons and Monroe WNVIl
ard, who have been in the county
all since the sentence of 10 years was
iassed on each 'by Judge Wilson at the
ast term of criminal court, were ta
.en to the state spenitentiary In Colum
oia Tuesday afternoon by Sheriff S. C.
leid. Timnions and Willard were re
noved to the penitentiary on account
of $e dilapidated condition of the
ounty jail.
W. W . Knight, leading counsel for
rimmons and Willard, said yesterday
hat the app 1 to the sipreme court
vill be perfected this week.
Pragie Death of Mountville Citizen
Shocks Friends Throughout County.
S. S. Farrar, Mountville citizen, who
cco-rding to the coroner's verdict,
aine to his death 'by a self inflicten
vound early last AWednesday, was
>urled last Thursday afternoon in the
Iountville cemetery after services
vere conducted in .the Mountville
hurch by Rev. -Ratchford, of Cross
.Mr. Farrar and hils family moved to
his county from Union albout 15 years
go, later 'buying a part of the Teague
>lace, whe-e lie has been consideed
successful farmer, running about
our plciws. News of his tragic death
ccause of financial trou-bles came as
distinct shock to his many friends
broughout the county. Surviving Mr.
i'arrar is his )vife, his son, J. C., and a
laughtek, Miss Judiths. He was 63
rear~s old.
(other of Mrs. J. 0. Sullivan Died Last
Saturday Night, Burial ini Hender
Mrs. Anna 3D. MIiller, uwidow of the
ate D. IL. Miller of Greenville and
lendersonville, died -last &aturday
ight at the home of her daughter,'Mrs.
r. 0. Sullivan, on S$outh iIarper street.
)eath came after an illness of several
lays duration.
The .body, accompanjed by a large,
kumber of friends a~nd neighibors of the
amily, was -talken to Hetidersonvllle
or 'buital. The journey from Laurens
ras made 'by automobiles.
Mrs. Miller was a most estimable
oman and had a .large number of
riends here who'enourn her death.
he was a si'ster of ,Col. M. LI. 'Donald
on, of Greenvil-le,. and D~r. C. N. Don
Lidoen, of Atlanta, all of 'whom were
iatives of Greenville county. Surviv
ng her are two sons, Walter N. iMiller,
d' Greenville, and T. 0. Miller, of
lWashington, D. C., and three daugh
era, Mrs. J. G. Sullivan of this cifiy,
drB. W. ff. Cleiwning and Miss Janet
dfiller, of Greenville.
- Si nbing"Meedag
There will the 'ani hll. day. singing at
3r~werton'Penteedstalliolin~ess chureti
he ths*4 Sunday ink'ei.'tepb
le is In ited. rl''Teub
. kMoponald.
hip in South Carolina Cot
sociation No Bar to
il Aid.
through extpcrt selling agents, with
proper grading and proper iinancing.
The undersigned banks hereby as
sure-'their customers that neinbershipi
in the Association will not influence us
ligainst extending usual loans for ag
ricultural -purposes. On the other
hand we -will more readily extend
credits where customers are mem bers
Df 'the Association.
We do not wish It understood, how
Dvc*, that mere membership in 'the As
sociation will guarantee a loan from
:ur bank. Our only desire is to let it
bo known that we will place no ob
stacles in the way of a comiplete or
ganization of the county and that new
2ndorse the plan.
E'anterprise National Bank.
Farmers National Bank.
Palmetto thank.
Laurens National Dank.
Peoples Loan & Ex. Bank.
Bank of Gray Court.
First Presbylerian Church iill iold
Services Next. Sunday for laiurens
Connumandery of Knights 'emnplar.
The Laurens Conmmandery of the
Knights Temnplar will observe M0aster
his year, as 'is their custom, in the
Pirst Presbyterian church.
There will be no special service eor
he fraternal orddr. Seats will be re
served for the Knights in the center
)f the auditorium for the regular ser
(ices, 1which wdll 'begin at 11 o'clock
3unday morning. The Knights have
Irranged to assemnble at the Masonic
Flail in full Temnplar Uniform and tile
)rocession wil.1 move from the hall to
:he 'Presbytoria church at 10:45 a. im.
Divle 'League Will (touduct .Clean-Up
Campaign. League 3Members and
School Children Parale Next 3In.
A "Clean-Up Week" throughout tile
'Ity 'is the latest movement to be
aunched iby tile Woman's Civic
reague, which is making every effort
owards making Laurens the prettiest
tnd cleanest city in the state.
The "Clean-Up 'Weew" will begin
qonday, April '17 and continue until
3aturday, April 22. One of the fea
ures of the clean-up campaign will 'be
) -parade on the square Mondey morn
ng at 10' o'clock, in which the mem
Ders of the 10ivic -League and school
,hildren will .participate.
Mrs. J. D. Watts, chairman of a comn
rnittee in charge of the "clean-up" pro
rram, -has issued the followingr
"Each iward leader is requested to
3al.l a meeting of members ini her
wvard and urgeevery one to make her
premises as -attractive and sanitary as
possible. ~Each leader is also urged
:o report any objectionable .places in
rier ward to the health officer, J. Hi
"The 'League desires the co-operation
>f the new ocuncil in this undertaking
uid stands -ready to do its 'part toward
rnaking lLaurens the prettiest and most
dealthful place in the state. It de
sires, also, the co-operation of mer
shants and owners of property on the
tquare. It is hoped that each one will
nake his place clean and attractive in
:be front and a tile rear.",
Special .Train for Shriners.
~. fl. Nieltels, in charge of transpor
tationi for locarl 6hriners to the Spi'ing
Jeremonial - at iRock 11411 May 186h,
said yesterday that .preparations 'are
being made for a special Pullman train
to be run from Greenwood via Olinton
n the evenlig of May 17th. Shrindra
3xpecting to go, on this train are notA
fled, said Mr. .Nickels, to write hin for
reservatona, enclosing chee~k for $16
in order that he might guarantee the
tLa''n. This amount, he states, in
eludes passenge'r 'and 'Pullman fare
both waysa. 'The traln will pass Clini
ton at O:60 ,p. mn., May 17th. Rleturum
ing, it 'will reach Clinton at 3:20 a. mn..
Mfay 19th. Cars 'will be set off on the
return strip and iberthe may be 'ocou
nied untlIT7:30 a. en
Homicide Occurred Thuirsday it the
1Home of Toi )uneCII Near 3Madden
Riley Hainiond, a nerchant- of the
Liureniis Cotton MNll village, was shot
and killed Thursday niorning shortly
after 8 o'clol(by Ton P. Duncan, a
youlg farmer living about six milles
frof r'Laurens near Madden station.
Three shots were ftired hy i)uncan fromn
a single barrel shot gun, two of then,
taking effect. nlamniond lived about
an hour after being shot and so far as
is known made no statenent. Duncan,
when seen at the county jail after the
shooting, said that lie killed 'I lamniond
in defense of his home.
The shooting took 'place in the yard
of Duncan's home and was witnessed
by Lucius Burns, a Laurevs transfer
driver, who was sent to 1 1e Duncan
home by 'Hammond earlier that morn
ing with instructions to carry irs.
Duncan to the home of a relative. Ru
ral Policeman Andy Boyd -was on the
scene shortly after the shooting and
brought Duncan to the county jail
from which lie was released Friday
afternoon on bond of $1,500.
At the linquest held by Coroner R.
R. Owings Friday afternoon Lucius
Burns, the only witness placed on the
stand, testi-fied as follows:
State of South Carolina,
Laurens County.
Lucius Burns being duly sworn,
On the Clth of April, 1922, 1 drove up
in yard, Mr. Hammond was in yard and
said cut off motor, lady will be ready
in a minute; Hlannond walked -back in
to yard about 25 feet froi house. About
two and one-half or three minutes un
til the first shot. I (lid not see it, I
was not looking toward house. I step
l)cd behind barn after first shot; heard
second shot fired then. Mr. Hammond
called me and asked me to carry hin.
to town, that he was shot, so I walked
out from behind barn and told him that
I would carry him to town, but was
afraid to come' oit in front of all those
shots. Then I saw Mr. Hamniond walk
about 5 feet around my car; then I
saw third shot fired, Mr. Hammond fell
to ground. Ile never did make any
statement to me; Then I went for Mr.
Boyd. Ie was still breathing- when
I left; was sdill breathing when I came
back. (Whedn I caine back with Mr.
Boyd, lie sent me back to his home to
telephone to 'Dr. Vincent. I came on
back to house- and Mr. Hammond was
still lying on ground; Mr. Boyd was,
leaving out of yard with Mr. Duncan.
Mr. Hamnmond called me up about a
quarter to seven and said, come down
to store, told me lie wanted me to
come down to :Mr. Tom Duncan's and
carry Mr. Duncan's wife to her peo
ple's home. I came here to drive his
wife to her people's house. He said to
carry her to her people at one of the
mills at Laurens. Mr. Hammond was
here -when I caie, don't know how
long lie had been here. Mr. Hammond's
car was here (I suppose it was his).
He (lid not tell ine that she laad decid
ed not to go; he said cut motor off
and she would be- ready in just a min
ute. " He -left my car and iwas talking
to negro. I did not 'watch him and do
not know whether he wecnt to roar
end of kitchen. -Next time I saw him
'was after the second shot was lired. I
Was. standing out against lot fence, I
saw pistol in hand 'when he walked
around car, this was after second shot,
H-e had pistol in hand bent over this
way-after second shot iwas -fired.
(Continued on Page 4, this section)
Machinery Arrived in City Monday.
Program~ Will Not Interifere With
That work will soon 'begin on Lau
rena and 'Church streets 'became a cer
tainty 'Monday morning, when 'a corps
of laiborera and machinery (6 be used
in the work irrived in -the eity.
(Mr. 'Mc~rady' of Athe General Road,
Drainag'e and Construction Com'pany of
Columii, *lhen in 'the city' Saturday,
stated that 'his company e&pects to
make sufficient headway on" Lattrens
street and part of Church street as not
to it. nrfere with the Chautauqua which
'wi11 ibe here May 2 to 9.
Delegates Leave City.
'M. I. Smith, 8. '.B. 'Sexton and L.. 0.
Roff, delegates from local (Masonic
lodges, left 'the city (Monday for 'Flor,.
ence, rwhere they will attend the meet.
insof the Grand Couticil, Grand Chap
ter and GranA C(Inmanaery
Program For Chautauqua
Week Announced
Clhalutuqua ilWeek to Open in Lautrens
1aiy 2nd With Program Said to be
fhe St:rongesi in the History of fihe
A ssoc iation.. 'I') liramiiati c Come.
Two top-notclh drtamtialic comedies,
"Purn to the Right." and "Flriendly
lielilies"; Ileuiiance's ILAttle Symi
phony Orchestra; Judge Mlarcus Kav
iagh; former Governor -13rough of
Arkansajs and other headl ine lectur
mrs; Irene Stolofsky, eminent violinist;
iunique children's programs; Jess
Pugh, noted fun specialist-these are
1mong the eighteen notable attractions
which will appear here at the big Sey
:1n Day Redpath Chautauqua which op
Zns here T Muesday, 3ay 211d.
The Collegian Male Quartet, four
xceptiolnal singers who are also splel
lidly accomll ished as a brass quartet,
will launch the week's program with
t lempular concert on the first after
noon. Following a prelude by this
2om1111an11Y at nlight, lion. Clharles 11.
Brough, scholar, educator and for two
Lerms governor of Arkansas, iwill de
liver an eloquent and illuminating lec
:urme, "America's Leadership of the
A grand concert given on the second
ifternoon by the Montague Light Opera
ingers will feature many light opera
nulodies presented in costume with
" wealth of realistic dramatic detail
At night, following a concert by the
Montagues, FIdward F. Trefz, one of
the organizers of the United States
Chamber of Commerce, a man of wide
travel and an authority on community
p)roblens, will give his stirring lecture,
"The New Industrial Day."
On the third after.'oon, Irene Stolof
sky, Ibrilliant concert violinlst, and
issisting artists will appear in all ar
Lists' recital.
The third night will be Artists'
""gIt. Miss S'tolofsky and company
will 'he heard in concert, following
which Sidney Liandon, interpreter,
hlumonist, and scholar will present his
famous impersonations of Twain, Kip
ling, Longfellow and other literary
masters, with readings from their
The Cramer-Kurz Trio, three gifted
entertainers-a soprano, a character
into rpreter and a -piano accompanist
-wil. ipresent a delightful program on
the fourth asternoon precedinfi the
unique lecture-demonistration, "'Well
dressed on a Moderate Income," -by
Evelyn Hansen, noted authority on
dress. During the -past year Miss Han
Rsen has lecturedl on tis sub'lject to
15,000 people utnder the auspices or the
Art -Institute of Chicago. She will be
assisted on the platform b~y young wo
men models.
On the fourth night comes the irre
sistib'le comedy success, "Turn to the
Righlt," withl a twealth of amusIng and
heart-gripp~iing epIsodes. "Tu rn to the
R'ight" will be -preCsented b~y a notable
N'ew York cast, organized by tile New
York (Producing 'Department of the
Redpath Bureau.
On the lfifth day Lieurance's Little
Symphony Orchestra of four violins,
two cellos and a piano, features an
abundance of classical and .popular
favorites for strings in a 'grand con
cernt in thle afternoon and a prelude at
night. TPhe 'Little Symphony was or
ganized by Thurlow Liourance, f a
mouts composer of "iBy the 'Waters of
Niinnetonka," and on tour will be un
der1 t-he personal direction of 'Harold
Lewis, pianist-composer.
On the fifth night Judge Kavanagh,
noted jurist and criminologist and re
lentiess -foe of lawlessness, awli deliv
er a challenging lecture, "Trattors' to
Justice." Judge Kavanagh is a mem
ber of the -American Bar Association's
special committee on law enforcement,
and his activities against lawle~aness
have received nation-wide recogni
Another questIon of importance will
be presented 'by Chester M. Sanford,
vocational ex'pert, who lectu'ies pn the
sixth afternoon on 'Taiures Of' the
Misfits." Mr. Sanford's .addt'ess v6ints
ou the vital need of choosing 'the pro
(Contidned nn1 ',Oat Pea.:

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