VOLUME XXXVII. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 26, 1922. NUMBER 2
OPENS HERE SAI
Needs of Education to be
. STATE LAWS
To Put on Campaign to Acquaint Pee
ple with Needs of the County so That
Pressure May Be Brought to Bear
on Leglslature to Make Appropria.
For the purpose of acquainting the
people of the county with the past pro
gress and future needs of their schools
so that a sentiment will be created for
stronger school support a countyiwide
educational campaign, under the aus
Vices of the state federation of wo
then's clubs, has been inaugurated to
gin 'with a 'big rally in the court
se here Saturday morning and to
be followed the 'following Tuesday
night by similar rallies in every school
district of the county. A tentative
plan for the campaign -was made here
about a month ago when Mss Wil Lou
Gray, state supervisor of adult schools,
addressed a meeting of citizens in one
of the local churches and placed the
arrangement for the campaign in the
hands of local committees wvorking
under 'Mrs. J. S. iBennett, president ol
the Civic League.
A tangible object of the campaigi
is to bring pressure to 'bear upon thi
state legislature for more generou.
st'ixport of the rural and h'igh schools
The meeting in the city Saturday :
expected to -be attended by all th4
school trustees of the county, schoo
teachers, ministers and those speak
era who will address the distric
'liht following 'progi'am has., boe
announced for this meeting:
Mrs. J. IS. Bennett-Presiding
1.. (Roll call of trustees.
2. 1urpose ". of dleing--James i
3. School iLajw and Their Practice
Application to Laurens County.
R. T. Wilson.
4. What Can be Done to Relieve th
Situation 'Regarding School D(
ficits.--Col. E. H. Aull, Supt. <
iEducation of Newberry County.
The meeting in the court house is I
open at 10:30 LEaturday morning ar
will 'be presided over by Mrs. Bennet
The meetings in the school distric
Tuesday night will be held in ti
school houses at the hours at whi<
meetings of such character are ge
erally held in each school district.
Speaking of the meetings yesterda
Superintendent of (Education R. T. W1
son said that he hoped that ever tru
tee in the county -would attend t
meeting here Saturday and that c
ery -patron would avail himself of t
meetings Tuesday evening. Nothl
he said, is more important tot
schools than that the :people who su
'port them are thoroughly acquai
with their problems and that the
vlewvs arc made known to those w~
represent them in the legislature.
CAINIVAL AT WATTfS
Annual Event to Take Place Saturi
. Eivening on Watts Mills Lawn.
The annual carival, given under
*.direction of -Miss 'Bettle Richards, ce
\munity tworker, will be gIven on1
Wats Iils lwnSaturday even
'beginning at 8 o'cl The usual ti
provok-ing games wvill 4ield with
added attractions of Fortund Telle
Flying Jennies, Fish Pond and N
etrol. The 'Watts 'Mills concert be
will furnish music.
A small admissior fee 'will be cha
ed. The public is cordially invitecl
attend and join iri the fun.
Death of a Chcild
Frances McCuen , the two andl a1
year old child of Mr. and.Mrd. J.
McdCuen, of Princeton, died at the hi
of its -parents last Gaturds$' aftern
and the funei'al ivas'held Sunday
ternoon from .ther IPrinceton 'Bat
'hurch, .Rev, 'Mr. Ope~ai condue
the services. Thil 'tt gft'l f was
W~8loy aittractlVidoild da
4~ as. a sad 'i16t% to all of
~%hrg and friend . At1non tl
~tendedtl (11un4iral nwas
- o6i4' atrnele, 'Mr. NV l McXuo
ON STIRIKE K001'
Shopmien and Executives Issue Site
inents. "Die Hards" Blamed.
Now. York, July 24.-Asserting that
the rail strike has not already been
settled "because the die hard group of
Eastern road executives wan& it to-go
on" shop craft union leaders today
submitted that only the roads' refusal
to assure returning strikers reinsate
ment of seniority rights prevents an
immediate settlement of the contro
"The government now admits that
ithe railroad -strike is a grave publiq
issue; the public knew It two weeks
ago," was a statement issued by the
central strike committee. ,
"It is only the die hard group of
Eastern executives who deny it. They
deny it because they want the strike
to go on. They are using this crisis
in a vain attem'pt to install the open
"-If the government wants to relieve
the transportation crisis it -ill- settle
the strike. And the way to settle the
strike is to persuade Gen. W. 'W
Atterbury and his 'hard .boiled' Wall
street clique to cease holding up th<
nation's business by their private re
fusal to allow seniority rights to work.
ers. .It is inconceivable that a hal
L dozen men can impose their selfish wil
upon the 'welfare of a hundred mil
Thse charges* brought from th,
I Eastern executives' conference in ses
3 sion today a declaration through thel
I Chairman, L. F. Loree, president 0
- the elaware & Hudson, that the "pos
t sibilit y of the strikers tying up th,
Eastern railroads had passed."
1 'He announced that 88,804 men ar
now employed at .full time in Easter
shops, compared with 145,872 the da
before the walkout and declared tha
[.,the 00.8 per-'cent force now -employe
"has -an out-put that compares favorabi
J with the work of the larger force b(
fore the strike."
"This is due," the statement contir
e ued, "to the fact that we formerly en
I- ployed .more men than we needed b4
f cause there was ont enough repa
'work to keep -the shops goign pt c1
pacity, and partly dueto the fact th,
many union rules designed to restri<
*o output have been eliminated. On
d willing mechanic now does the wo,
that formerly was take up in the ro
ts tine 'by several, with the consequei
h The conference made plans for I
augurating on additional roads tl
"company union system" which alrea
has been started on four Eastern lin
as an outgrowth of the strike. A
- though'it was tacticly admitted th
e the effect of such organizations wo
v be to weaken the national strength
i the mother union of the six shop craf
the Anierican Federation of Lab'
he rail presidents refused to comment
pthe conference program.
airi Mr. Cohnu Leaves
ho 'Mr. 'D. E. Cohn. twho has 'been c<
nected with The Advertiser for si
eral months as reporter and gene
assistant, severed his connection wv
the paper last week to accept a me
lay lucrative -position as advertising m
ager of a chain of five stores w
ah 'headquarters at St. 3Mathitws. *
Cohn rendered valuable service dun
hhis stay with the paper and made
ngstrong ,place for himself with the
tire force. Heb will be missed in
the newspaper office' and we 'believe
'she iwill be missed among those v
.whom he mingled to got the ne
tad The Advertiser wishes him well.
.rg.. Big Cantaloupes
i to .' Rural -Policemian Owens brought
"whopping big" cantaloupes to- ti
Monday,' each one of them as big
an average size 'watermelon. TI
waf ere g ran iby Mr'. Walter Caldv
on GMr. W. 'B. Knight's uplace, and:
Bsented to the "rural" for home
mesumption. 'He intimatad that he
on going .to send one also to the Gai
(I~ditor of The Advertiser, but ul
tist the presenit writing it has not appei
Attendijig Sumneer Sechool
the Miss iDecimer Quinton, delma Ki
~oe Annie Mae Urow/COlal'a Camnpbell
H Edna Rector, of WitWs Mills,. are
$ ot ti ng the spetial ~utmper oouret
gtirlt n JAnder collegre this inot)t
STARTS AUGUST 9TH
First Meeting to be Held at Langston
Church, Last at Watts 31111s.
'At a meeting Saturday afternoon
of the -Laurens county executive com
mittee the Itinerary of the county
campaign meetings was arranged and
the assessments by those who ille
pledges for county offices in the com
ing primary were fixed. '
The county campaign will open Au
gust 9' w-ith the dirst meeting at Lang
ston church in -Scufflotown township
and will be followed by meetings in
every other township with two extra
speaking engagements at the Laurens
mills and at 'Watts mills, the campaign
closing on the night of August 22 at
Watts after the meeting at the court
house on the same day.
Langston Church, August 9, 1.0 A. M.
'Lydia, August 9, 7 P. M.
Renno, August 10, 10 A. 'M.
Goldville, August 10, 7 P. M.
Clinton, August 11, 10 A. -M.
Clinton Mill, August 11, 7 P. M.
'Cross Hill, 'August 14, 10 A. 'M.
Center Point, August 15, 10 A. M.
Hickory Tavern, August 17, 3 P. M.
Gray Court, August 18, 3 P. M.
Youngs School Building, August 21,
10 A. M.
Laurens AIMI, August 21, 7 P. X1.
Laurens, August 22, 10 A. M.
'Watts MillA, August 22, 7 'P. M.
Candidates for auditor and treas
urer are to pay an assessment of $2C
each; county superintendent of educa
tion, county supervisor and the hous<
of representatives, $15; judge of pro.
'bate, $10; county commissioner, $5
magistrate for 'Laturens township, $10
magistrate for Clinton, $5; all othe1
township magistrates, $2.50 each
'These low, assessment figures wor
made possible by the fact that th
treasurer of the executive committe
C has on hand a balance of $199, carrie
over 'from the campaign two year
d. Tho time folfiling pledges e pir
y August 5 at 6 ip. im.
It was agreed at the meeting tha
the state campaign meeting, Augue
'16, will be held in the court house.
Announcement of assessments an
itinerary has naturally .added intere:
ir to political races and rumors of add:
L_ tional candidates are going the roundi
it Until last, night, however,'no now ar
a nouncinents .were made since lat
e week except that of W. 'L. Gray, whom
-k name has been entered for the legislh
,. ture 'by friends. Othes mentioned fV
at this same race are R. Dunk Boyg, L.
'Bolt, 'H. B. 'Humbert, former supe
. visor, all of this city, and Dr. D.
e Il'ouglas, president of the ,Presbyterik
ly college at Clinton. Nothing defini
Ds has come from them so far.
,.- Sir. Humbert, in a telephone me
at sage to The Advertiser from Abbevil
Id last night, asked that we express h
of thanks to those friends who had ta
ts, en it upon themselves to announ
yr, him, saying that he appreciated thf
on interest 'but that he had present C
gagenlents which would prevent hl
from making the campaign.
The following have announced the
-candidacies so far for county oilc
in- either through The Advertiser or 01
al 'House of -Representatives--Jamels
ith Browning, Hugh 'D. McCravy, CarolI
>r Nance, W, D. Owens, Towvns A. Will
& J. C. Mc~Daniel, W. L. Gray.
ith Treasurer--Ross D. Young, R.J
ing Auditor-J. Waddy Thompson.
Sa 'Supervisor-J. D. W. Watts, H.
the ISupt of Education-Mlss Starga
hat1Dun~lap, 'Miss Kate V, "Wofford,
ith IShawv Johnson, aBen A. Sullivan,
ws.'<Mrs. Earl C. Owens, 'W. P. Culberts
'County Commissioner-A. HI. Mo'
A. B. Blakely
two OAWJE JRERE TOD~AY
asu~irenis Mills. eand Mollolion Mlis
he Pla~y Onl Local-Diamond at 5 O'cl
rlThe Laurens Milis team and the
aggregation from Mollohon 'Mills
go against each othor on the Laut
~vscity park this afternoon at 5 o'c'
. en and a great game is pgonmised. "L~
Sto Clyde Surratt, former Greenville I
rd. er, 'will be on-the 'mound for the Ic
e.while Newberry is exiected to 'b
along aiheaver of note.
OEmurens Mills has gotten togethe
ImNy, fast ibunch of iplayers (and is out
an'd scalps of anu' teams willing to
i at- The flangger, J. '' (Montgomery, 'w
Sfor' 'be glad to get into cornmunication
a any managers. WhQo tWan' gine.se
ALL BOND ISSUES
ltefundinig, Water and Street Bonds
Carried by Decided Majorities but
'Phe city three 1bond issues for water
works Improvement, street improve
ment and for refunIng floating in
debtedness passed by large majorities
in the elections held yesterday. 'low
ever, only a small vote was cast.
On the bonds for waterworks im
provement amounting to $65,000.00, the
voto was 248 to 28. On the bonds for
street improvement, amounting to
$40,000, the vote was 230 to 46. The
vote on the refunding 'bonds, amount
ing to $65,000,000, was 250 to 29.
A member of the waterworks com
mission, under which the waterworks
money will be expended, said yester
day that the commission would begin
preparations for an Improved system
at once and that the commishion hoped
that the water supiply would be im
i)roved in a very short time.
LAURENS LOSEN TWO
After Dividing Series with Abbeville
Drops Two to Greenwood tis Weel
After dividing the two-game seriem
with Abbeville the latter part of lasi
week, the Laurens aggregation went
(own before the Emeralds at Green.
twood Monday and Tuesday. The scori
the first day iwas 6 to 2 and on the sec.
ond day 5 to 2. According to fans re
turning from the games, Greenwoo
-won both games on superior playinj
and deserved to win.
- The locals play another game a
Greenwood today and then take on An
derson for two games Thursday an
tFriday. They are not down-heartei
'by their defeats, but expect to get In
to a winning stride during the rest o
e the season.
D .Umpire R. C. Cunningham came
I through the city last night from Abbc
s ville, where he said he had handed I
his resignation to President Pressle:
s Cunningham has appeared to make
good umpire to local fans, but he' ha
. considerable difficulty on the circul
t especially at Anderson.
d WHEAT PRIZES ANNOUNCIED
I- Mr. Geo. C. Hopkins Wins Prize in Jn
s. A. Franks Wheat Growing Contest.
I- Mr. John A. 'Franks announced th
t 'week that Mir. Geo, C. Hopkins, of th
Ce city, was the winner of the $25 prd
L- offered by him in the :winter for tI
>r best acre of wheat krown on the cou:
S ty. Mr. Hopkins made a record
r- 39 1-2 bushels on one acre. Othe
- who made commendable yields we
Ln announced by Mr. Franks, as follow
te J. A. Leslie, 18 bushels; E. G. Brai
lett, 29 1-2; M1. C. Oxner, 22; E.
8- Coggins, 18; L. T. Templeton, 28,
1e iM. Harlan, 38.
Is 'Mr. 'Hopkins has stated that he w
k- turn his prize over to some one of t
cc orphanages of the state, though he b
kir not saId which one.
n- The 'wheat growing contest Inat
[i urated by Mr. Franks caused a gre
deal of interest in the county, a Iar
ir acage being plantedl this year tIh
Cs in many years. 'The crop suffered ci
h~i sidIerable damage from rust, -hut a f
yield was madle ini the county.
DSTIIURE W'INILL ~
Is, BUSINESS REVIV
udGothamn Man Declares It Will be Thmi
tied by Present "Emergency".
B. New Yorsk, July 23.-tThe pres
"transtportation emergency" will th1
ret tie the new :business revival in
g, cradle If the railroad strike contin
Jr., much longer, said David Williams,
n. rotary of the central strike commit
ytonight. 'He 'based his statement
figuries submitted 'by the Labor Burn
(Inc., showing he asserted, that the
lowing measures are almost ineviti
in dealing with the crisis:
to JErmergency pooling of rolling si
>Ck, under federal c'ontrol.
fast nesurrection of priority control
ill or shipments as exorcised during
ock Shutting down of -non-essential
fty" dustries and throttling of the 'busil
cals 'With can -loadings langer' nowi
ring in 1920% despite' the coal strike,
with heavy crops to be moved, the
e a still in commIssion In ,the fall wil
for togmy inadequate to handle the tr
slay. portatton, even if the strike is so
ould soon, agild M!r. Williams, clting
wth shortage of 11920 and the '49 per
increase in fall loadings for that,:
Tenative Plan Formed by Se
Conferences With Produce
and Government Officials.
Washington, July 2i.-Agreement
upon a tentative plan for distribution
of coal and for restriction of unfair
prices was announced tonight by Sec
retary Hoover after a series of confer
ences during the day with represen
tatives of -producing: operators, the
railroads, the interstate comnierice
commission and other departments of
The plan which was described by At
torney General Daugherty in an opin
ion as "entirely legal" is to be dis
cussed further tomorrow by the con
forces and the agAvement of the op
erators present is dependent upon the
approval of their various associations.
-Under the prolposed plan President
Harding would appoint a committee
which w'ould have general supervision
of the measures to -be adopted for
emergency fuel control designed to
safeguard the public from an impend
ing coal famine. Application of the
laws governing interstate commerce,
through the interstate commerce com
mission, would enable the allocation of
freight cars to be governed by thc
maintenance of fair prices for coal
iamong the operators. The tentativc
"A committee in Washington to bN
- appointed by the president of repre
- sentatives of the department of com
i merce, the interstate commerce com.
l mission, the department of justice ant
- the department of the interior, to b<
f designated the presidential committee
This committee to have general su
pervision of the measures to be takel
- hereunder and .to authorize the execu
1 tion of such of these measures as ma:
. be necessary from time to time.
a "The adminitsrative committee coi
d prising representatives of the pires]
, dential committee together with reji
resentatives of the operators, repre
sentatives of the railways and, wher
necessary, representatives of the large
. "The presidential committee will es
ta'blish a representative in each cov
is producing district.
Schedule of Carolina League
Anderson at Laurens.
Vs Greenwood at Abbeville.
e July 31-Aug. i
Laurens at Anderson.
Abbeville at Greenwood.
V August 3-4
G. Abbeville at Anderson.
Greenwood at Laurens.
ill August 7-8
he Anderson at Greenwood.
as Laurens at Abbeville.
g-Greenwvood at Anderson.
~at Abbeville at Laurens.
er August 14-15
an Anderson at Abbevilie.
in- Laurens at Greenwood.
Anderson at Laurens.
-Greenwood at Abbeville.
Laurens at Anderson.
ALAbbevillec at Greemvwood.
ot Visited Peach Orchard
n~t M'. Hugh 'H. Fiul11r, of Mount'vil
ot- carried a -party of .neighbors to Gi
the yesterday to view a large peach
eschard wvhich has been in cultivat
c-thei'e for sevei'al years. Mr. Full
wh, vio has already set out an orchi
onof his own, came back very enthtisi
au, tic ovei' -thle peach growing indust
fol- 'He was toldl at Gi'eer 'by a man v
ble had a ten acre orchard, that he
then shlippinlg his tenlth carload
ock lpeaches to northern markets and t
he had netter $1,300 from each cai'
the Services at Sandy Springs
A series of services is to .begin
in- Sandy Springs Methodist chlurchl
less Sunday, July 20, morning and ii
Tihe pastor, Elev. B3. IM, tiobertsor
han to 1)e assisted 'by >Rev. Owen, of C1
and Anchor. Tlye public is invited.
I. be Dusting Demonstration Friday
ans- County Farm Demonstr'ator Vauj
tied announces a dusting demonstratlo
the be held on the farm of J. S. Craij
nat the Tyievilea sectin. IVrlday- a
eretary Hoover After Day of
rs, Railroad Representatives
Diseussion to Continue To
"The presidential committee will ap
point d committee of operators in eacn
district to bc nominated by the district
operators' association or independent
operators (in case of failure of the op
erators to take such action, the prest
dential committee may appoint such
operators as they see -fit on such com
"The members of these district com
mittees may be changed as determined
upon by tihe presidential committee.
"The presidential committee will co
operate with the interstate commerce
commission in carrying out preferen
tial orders, issued )y the commission.
"The governmental representatives
in the districts with cooperation of
the district committees shall advise
the agencies of the interstate com
merce comm'ission as to local car
movements to effect the purposes of
"The operators :will proceed with
their usual business until they arc af
fected by preference orders.
"It is expected that the district com
mittee under authority of the prCsi
Idential conmittee will recommend the
allotment of cars on the basis of those
who conform to fair prices to be agreed
lupon with the presidential committee.
"When the operators demand, then
suitable guarantees shall be given for
payment by persons buying under !pr!
I vate orders.
"The railroads will 'be requested to
appoint a representative to deal with
- purchasers of railway fuel.
I "The 'basis of prices agreed upon be
- tween the operators and the secretary
of commerce on June 1 are to be main
tained except where varied by the
- presidential committee -and this same
- basis of price determination shall be
- apil)ied in all districts which are so
far not operating.
e "The whole of the above Is tentative,
r pending further consideration by the
interstate commerce commission, the
1- department of justice, department of
tL the interior and the department of
AUTO AND MOTORCYOLE
CRASH KILLING WOMAN
WinstonJSalem, N. C., July 23.
'Mrs. Ida Landreth, wife of A. F. Lat
dreth, 'was almost instantly killed this
afternoon near Yadkinville, when an
automobile struck the motor cycle on
which she, her husband and their sev
en year of age child were riding. Mrs.
Landreth suffered a fractured skull
and died in twenty minutes while Mr.
JLandreth had two ribs fractured and
received many bruises. The child was
only slightly hurt. The occupants of
the automobIle did not stop but hur
ried on, and not a trace of their Iden
tity or whereabouts has been discov
HIARVEY TO CURTAIL
TOo MUCH[ FREDEDOM
Set Down on Practice Prevalent in
Columbia, July 2-1.-Governor WI!
son CG. Harvey today sat hard on the
practice i seome counties of allowing
prisoners on the county gangs 'too
Le, much freedom. IHI addressed a comn
ser munication to the foreman'of the Ma.
or'- ion county grand jury, in whliit~ ho
lon asked that reports of ,thiis kind from
er Marion county be investigated and a
ird report made to the chief executive.
"" 'Reports from various counties have
i' b~een received in late weeks, that of
~ho fleers alloiw prisoners to go in some
vas casos to their homes. From Marion
of county the governor has been advised
hat that escapes from the chain gangs are
frequent; that a man convicted of
manslaughtoer is al'most immediately,
madle a trusty, and that In some eases
at convicts are allowved to go to their
on hiomes and work their crops,
hut. -_ _ _
is Erecting School Building
oss 'Construction of the new school butild
ing for Central school, -in Youngu
township, was begun last weelC and
'will 'be ipushed to egmeletion so it wilt'
han be ready for occupanoy mWhen the next
a to session beglns.' The 6tuilding 's oa
r, in the old ground of the fpranier Jehool '
iter- building and Is to be a 6wat %#d t
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