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Teachers Not Yet Assigned to
Different Grades For Next
: Year
At a recent meeting of the City
Board of Education the teachers
"yhose names are given below ap
plied for- re-election and were re
elected for the next school session.
Tfiepe.'.teachers have not yet been
assigned to the different grades
Or^tyen^their specific work:
Mrs. M. B. Warren, Miss M. G.
R?ndle, Miss Abbie Bryan. Mrs. L.
RL. Williamson, Miss Bertha
Creighton, Miss Agnes Hannah,
Miss Josephine Hannah. Miss Clara
3<$?an, Miss Maggie Marvin, Miss
Maria Michaux, Miss Carrie Rod
ney, Miss Juenelle Williams, Miss
L. H:. McXally, Miss Bertha Hasty,
Mrs. L. R. t Hoyt, Miss Eunice
hong, Miss Mary S.. McCauley,
3ft?ss S. H. Rembert, Mrs. O. W.
Rumph." Miss Sophia Branson,
Miss L. C. McLaurin. -Miss Kath
arine Moses. Miss Jennie S. Doar,
3iSi3s Ruth Harrington, Miss Nancy
Carroll, Miss Helen Pulli?, Miss
Bessie Meares, Miss Julia Rey
nolds, Miss Sue Stoll, Miss Isabelle
Williams, Miss E. S.^ Hepburn, Miss
Charlie Cassell, Miss Margaret
Shaw, Mrs. E. H. Roper, Miss
Lucy Wilson, W. H. Dargan, W. H:
Bowman. H. F. Duncan, B. Lv
Cupid brought another con
quest to a happy climax in the
marriage of Miss Annie Strange to
Mr. Alva Burkett which delightful
event came as a surprise to their
many friends, the ceremony tak
ing place at the Salem Baptist*
parsonage Sunday night, June
ifcth, at 9 o'clock, Rev. E. W.
Reynolds, pastor of the bride, pro
nouncing the solemn words that
made this young couple man and
wife.. The bride was very becom
ing in a going away suit of mid
night blue.
--Immediately after the ceremony
^fc/and Mrs. Burkett left for Co
lumbia. Charleston' and other
points for a ten day bridal-tour.
On their return they will be at
-home to. their friends^t 413 W.
Bartlette .St. ' .
Mrs. Burkett, as . Miss Annie
Strange, will be remembered by
hjer. host of friends for her many
lovely traits of character, she hav
ing heJd. for some time a responsible
position, with the local branch of
tfte Efird's Department stores. The
groorn is a young man of splendid
parts, a world war veteran, having
spent eighteen - months in France
m active sen-ice; he is now in the
employ of the local firm of Ducker
& Bultman, which position he has
held ever since his return from
A. host of friends and admirers
wish for this young pair the fullest
measure of happiness as they
launch out upon the sea of their
matrimonial venture.
? ? *
Local Demand for Tobacco Hogs
' .7 Hundreds of tobacco hogsheads
r~]Sfll-be In demand beginning a*bout
jlugust 8th when the tobacco mar
kets open up. The Sumter Cham
ber of. Commerce wants informa
tion of any Sumter or Sumter
opuiity- concerns that will under
take to supply the local demand.
Perhaps 2,000 or more will be
needed and if any local establish
ments- want to sell to the tobacco
warehousemen, or to the Tobacco
propers' Cooperative Marketing
association it" will be well to see
Secretary Reardon immediately
and furnish him with prices on
hogsheads furnished complete
with covers.
And if hogsheads can not be
purchased on the local market and
it becomes necessary to buy same
at Other, points it might pay the
warehousemen or the association
to buy the leaves and headings and
hoops on. local markets and build
the.,,hogsheads at the warehouses
as had been done for years in Sum
"""There is a lot of local money to
be made by some local concern
going into this business and there
wiH be thousands of dollars of out
3ide cash brought into Sumter
from the numerous tobacco com
panies and the local tobacco stem
mery if Sumter or Sumter county
concerns get the contracts either
for flourishing hogsheads or hogs
head staves and headings and
Poisoned His Wife and XeJghbor.
Washington, Ga., June 15?.?Dr.
Saggus was arrested and placed in
jail here late today pending a pre
liminary hearing on charges of
having poisoned his first wife and
hi3 present wife's first husband.
Charles Wilbanks.
The physician came from his
home at Harlem, near here and
surrendered when he heard that a
coroner's jury had returned a ver
dict this morning charging him
.with the deaths of the couple,
which was followed by the issu
ance- of murder warrants. Ar
rangements were made to exhume
both bodies.
' Tariff may increase the price of
leather. This is tough pn restau
rant steaks.
? ? ?
Impossible Oeourences No. 1.
Mrs. Henpeck: "Oh. Henry: see
What wonderful ankles that wo
man has."
"Capital cannot long-stand nloof
from labor." Which is to say that
capital cannot long stand a loaf by
In the vocabulary of these clev
er young men, ?ny man is a
"hick" who doesn't shoot a good
gazno of pool.
County Agent.
Schedule for Week June 26-30.
Monday?Lone Oak H. D. C.
Tuesday-?Salem Poultry Assn.
Wednesday?Stateburg H. D. C.
Thursday?Brunson Poultry..
Woman's Council Meeting.
The Sumter County Woman's
Council will hold its regular quar
terly meeting Saturday afternoon
at 4:30 at the Sumter Creamery.
All home demonstration and oth
er women interested in the prob
lems of the farm woman are invit
ed to attend this meeting. Report
from the State Council of Farm
Women, which held a meeting in
Rock Hill last week, will be given,
and some addresses made. Through
t the courtesy of the creamery and
; the Stateburg Home Demonstration
j Club a social hour will be held and
an opportunity for seeing through
the creamery given. The meeting
[promises to be: instructive and in-:
: teresting and we hope that many
will take advantage of this.
4-H Brand S. C. Fig Preserve Re
$ quarts figs,
j 4, lbs. sugar,
! 2 quarts water,
j Scalding solution
1 C baking: soda.
I 6 quarts boiling water.
Select firm, sound ripe fruit: !
I discard all over-ripe or broken i
; ones. Sprinkle one cupful of ba-!
I king soda over the selected figs and j
i cover with six. quarts of boiing wa- j
I ter. Allow them to stand 15 min- '
I utes, drain off the soda solution j
I and rinse the figs twice in clear cold j
; water. Drop in clear water (boil-j
i ing) "and let boil until tender, then j
I wash in cold water. Mix sugar and
I two quarts of water: boil ten min
j utes and skim. Add cooked figs
j gradually to prevent cooling the
i syrup.
Cooking: Cook preserves in an
[ enamel lined vessel over a hot fire
j as rapidly as possible in order to
make the finished product clear
and of good color. The fruit should
be covered with the syrup during
jthe entire time of cooking to pre
vent the top layer of figs from
(shrivelling before the finishing
I point is attained.
Cooling: When the figs are
! transparent, carefully remove them
' and place them on shallow trays or
platters. If the syrup is not heavy
enough continue boiling until it'
reaches 222 degrees Fahrenheit.
Pour the hot syrup over the figs
completely immersing them arid
allowing them to remain over
I night or until completely cold.
Packing: Pack the cold figs into
! sterilized jars, placing the figs so
1 that all the stems will be turned
upward. Bring the syrup in which
I the figs have been standing to the
boiling point, strain and test to see
if it is 222 degrees Fahrenheit, fill
the jars to overflowing. Seal and |
process at simmering point 180 de
grees Fahrenheit, 20 minutes.
Score for Preserves.
1. Fruit
Flavor .-. 20
Texture -------------- 10
Appearance, color. 15
2. Syrup?
Density .?.- 1?
Color _._- 15
3. Pack?
Uniformity- 5
Freedom from bubbles __ _- 5
4. Containers?
Standard-. -- ... --- *>
Miss Caro Trulack, home demon- j
stration agent is arranging a very j
interesting egg laying contest for j
the Sumter county poultry and I
home demonstration clubs to par- j
ticipate in to begin early in July I
and lasting four months.
Records will be kept monthly!
and four prizes awarded monthly, j
the details of which will be given j
out*next week.
Prizes consisting of Purina Poul
try Feeds and Alforcorn Poultry!
feeds have been offered by W. B. !
Boyle Company and C. L. Strauss j
and Company, respectively. All j
women of the home demonstra- j
tion and poultry clubs are eligible I
and are urged to enter this contest.!
Prizes will be awarded on the per- |
centage production of the flock,
thereby giving the woman with the
small flock the same advantage as
( the owner of large flocks.
! $4,000.000 Campaign Fund Com
j Buffalo. June 21.?Without pub
! licity or public appeal, the raising
J of a fund of $4.000.000 to provide,
j for the retirement of veteran Y. M.
j C. A. executive* throughout Xorth i
j America is nearing completion, it
j was announced here today by A. H. j
j Whitford. local Y. M. C." A." secre
I tary and chairman of the fund |
j committee. j
It had been originaJIy planned I
to close the campaign on January
1st. 1!*23, but indications are that
the funds will have been fully sub
scribed within the next two weeks.
Secretaries will have the privil- j
ege of retiring at the age of 60, i
but may continue if they so elect. J
Former secretaries are provided for j
under the plan. Canada. Cuba and
Brazil have made contributions to j
the fund and association secre- !
taries there will share in its bene- :
The Rockefeller Foundation sub- !
scribed $1.000,000 to the retirement!
fund, conditioned on the raising
Of the $3.000.<?00 from other
sources. New York state led with
contributions of $231,245; Pennsyl- I
vania was second, and Ohio third, j
The bulk of the first $2.000.000 was j
raised in New York, Chicago and j
Cincinnati. j
I Another Complaint
About Pocalla Road
All That *A Woman" Says
About the Condition of
Road is True, But It Takes
Time to Build a Paved
I Highway
' Sumter has one summer resort
: and that is Pocalla. The bathing
j and outdoor life which it affords
i is a means of health and recre
| ation for the entire community,
j Pocalla is a great asset to Sumter
county. At present the Boy
j Scouts of Columbia are camping
j there.
j The road for a part of the way
[ is almost impassable. The road
[ was torn up and abandoned
j months ago. while the building
l was taken up at the other end.
I Why is not a decent detour pro
[vided? Is it a matter of cost?
j The citizens of the county will pay
lout in deteriorated automobiles
more than it will cost to build the
road. The* builders not only broke
up the surface of the road, but
j they left it full of holes, and it is
[ a menace to life and limb to drive
j over it. The farmers cannot have
their stock and wagons driven
through the slough without prac
I ticing real cruelty to animals and
[ Injuring their vehicles. If the com
I missioners imagine that the people
! don't want to go to Pocalla the
I answer is that they want to go so
i very much, that there were seven
I picnics there in one day.
I Won't you please, Messrs. Com
! missioners, give us a detour at
! once, and also demand that the
Pocalla road be built without fur
ther delay?
The Shannontown detour is
about as bad as none at all. The
whole county and "the visitors to
Sumter are being very seriously in
convenienced by the present condi
tions. The" people of Sumter are
long suffering. How much longer
i3 their patience to be tried?
Interesting Meeting American Le
gion Auxiliary.
On Monday afternoon the Amer
ican Legion Auxiliary held its
last meeting until fall in the Le
gion club rooms. Miss Helen
Wheeler from the Red Cross Home
Service department made an in
formal talk, giving a number of
interesting facts and figures about
the Red Cross.
Miss Wheeler said that during
the war the Red Cross had been
made a permanent department of
the government and only differed
from its other branches in that it
was supported by voluntary offer
ings.. In 1921 there were 26.300
disabled soldiers cared for and an
expenditure of $10,000,000 in their
behalf. Not only distressed sol
diers and their families received
the care of the Red Cross but
numbers of civilians in want were
also assisted. The Red Cross has
rendered active aid where storms,
floods, fires, etc., have caused suf
fering and loss and has spent in
disaster relief $1,600,000. The Red
Cross maintains a department of
public health for the prevention
and checking of unnecessary sick
ness and disease and wages an un
tiring campaign of education to
wards their control. Another de
partment of service has furnished
aid in' clothes and food to the
starving and needy people of Eu
rope. The Junior Red Cross,
composed of school children
throughout the country, has done
a splendid part in this phase of
Red Cross service.
Miss Wheeler said that in our
county there were each month 85
to 90 applicants for aid from the
government besides numerous oth
er calls of need. As there is a
great deal of red tape necessary in
establishing these c'aims, each case
demands considerable time and la
bor, and often in the end the
claim will be disallowed because
the. information is insufficient and
the proof is not considered con
clusive. Miss Wheeler said that
there were a number of instances
where deserving applicants had be
come discouraged at the delay
and ceased to press their claims al
though they were in actual need.
I And as her duties are so full she
does not always have time to fol
: low up these cases. The auxiliary7
: felt that this was a case where
! they were able to rend'er a prac
J tical service and every member
! present readily consented to look
\ up a number of these applicants
\ for Miss Wheeler, report the
I status of their cases to her, and
; to help them in any way possible.
At the business session the mat
j ter of the American Legion Nat
: ional scholarship prizes was dis
cussed and it was decided to ask
! the pulpit, press, and picture show
j to aid in presenting this opportun
! ity to the school children of the
j county. For the best essay on
1 "How The American Legion Can
j Best Serve the Nation." the Le
! gion is offering three prizes?
I scholarships valuing $7.30. $500
: and $2f?0 good in any college in
i the I'nited States which the win
j ners may choose. The contest is
open to every girl and boy in the
country from twelve to eighteen
[years of age. These essays must
. not be over 500 words and must
j be handed in to the local Legion
'posts not Inter than August 1,
j 1922.
t The matter of delegates to the
'joint meeting of the Legion and
; Auxiliary to be held in Florence
; in August came up. Several mem
bers expressed a desire to attend
I and it is hoped that we may have
ia large delegation at the meeting
j to represent us.
Advice to Retailers
Chicago. June 21.?The retail
dealer would do well to imitate the
j honey bee. Horatio Sawyer Earl
said today in congress of the Nat
: ional Retail Hardware Association
here. He urged retailers to take
the community into partnership
and consider every person in the
community a stockholder of your
j company, and you. as a stockhold
| er in every institution in the com
I munity.
i -
Machines and Poisons Must
Be Tested in Practice Be-;
fore Endorsement
Clemson College, June 19.?;
Many manufacturers and inventors j
of boll weevil machines and pois-1
ons are under the impression that j
all ihey have to do is to bring!
their products to Clemson College j
and have them looked over and I
that if they look right Clemson j
will endorse them. Not so, says |
Proir. A. F. Conradi. Entomologist j
who advises that no poison or)
other material or machines of
any kind could he tested in such a
brief time and in such a superficial
manner, and that an endorsement;
from Clemson College under such
circumstances would not be worth ;
the paper on which it were writ- j
A' material or machine may look |
well and behave well in operation, i
For example, a square picker may
pick wads and peanut hulls, but
that does not prove its efficiency as
a square collecting machine under ;
cotton field conditions. Such ap-:
paratus must be tried systematical- j
ly throughout the season and the
number of additional pounds of-j
seed cotton determined before we i
are justified to judge with any!
degree of confidence.
Increased Yield Real Test of
Merit. j
A material may spray well and
may stick like pitch to a pine tree,
but that fact carries with it no as
surance whatever that the mater
ial has practical value in the cot
ton field. It may kill weevils in j
confinement or even in the field un- j
der certain conditions, but what j
I we want is additional seed cotton j
at harvest time. "When any ma-j
chines or materials prove their i
ability to profitably increase seed i
cotton. Then we will not hesitatej
to endorse them. Parties desiring j
to have materials tested must bear j
in mind therefore that a carefully j
j conducted rest requires some time, [
and that until the merits of a prop
osition can be clearly determinedJ
; no endorsement need be looked
How To Prevent Mange, Lice
and Wormjs
At this time of the year hogs,
usually do not look as well as they
do through the fall and winter,
due to lice, mange and worms. Any
; kind of oil, applied all over a hog
will prevent lice and mange. The
I other day while double treating
; Mr. Albert Brogdon's hogs, on see
I ing a louse, he remarked," I shall
j have to oil my hogs again; I can
I not afford to feed lice." He said
! that it had been two months since
j he had oiled them, and you could
! scarcely find a louse. The larger
I the number of hogs kept in a giv
en inclosure. the oftener it is nec
essary to treat hogs for lice,
! mange and worms. It is needless
to state that Mr. Brogdon's hogs
I were thriving and doing well. ? <
The following remedy should be
I kept before hogs at all times: One
i bushel of charcoal, one bushel of
! wood ashes, five pounds each of
j salt and lime, four pounds of sul
! phur and two pounds of copperas,
j The charcoal should be beaten
i up,, and the copperas should be
j dissolved and thoroughly mixed in
[ with the other ingredinets. I find
; that it is usually the man that can
; least afford to feed lice and worms
j that does mosr of it. A thriving
j animal of any kind is easily kept
! thriving, and in no other industry
I does the old adage, a stitch in time
; saves nine, prove so true as it does
I in the livestock industry.
J. Frank Williams,
County Agent.
Two Selected for Honor Fra
ternity at Virginia?Others
Receive Degrees
Two Sumter boys, Richard Ba
ker and MacDonald Dick, were
among the ten graduates in the
, academic department of the Uni
versity of Virginia who made the
j honorary fraternity, the Phi Beta
Kappa. They arc the sons of two
late prominent physicians of this
city. s. C. Baker and Alec Dick.
Both of the young men expect to
study medicine.
Among the other former students
of the Sumter city schools to re
ceive degrees at colleges and uni
versities this June are the follow
ing: Albert C. Phelps from the
Citadel; Leland Edmunds, J. M.
Dick. M. A. DuRant. Marion
Cothran from Presbyterian college:
Misses Elizabeth China. Dorita
Moise, Alice Wells. Jeanette White,
Antonia Pitts, Sue Blackwell from
Winthrop college: A. H. Green from
the University of South Carolina
and W. B. Stuckey, S. Howard
Jones, in law from the university: i
W. A. Mellwaine. in law at the
University of Virginia: A Iva Solo-1
moms from Annapolis: Miss Eliza-j
beth Lesesne from Randolph -Ma
con Woman's college: Miss Con
stance Bultman from Hood college.
Maryland: Richard Wells from
Clemson college.
From the county. Furman Ba- \
ker Beall was graduated this
month from Johns Hopkins uni
versity, where he has made a
specialty in modern languages. Be
fore that he had spent 1". months!
studying in France and received
degrees from both the University
of Dijon and the University of Par- '
is. Ralph Ramsey of Wedgelield .
received the degree of master of
arts from the University of South
Carolina where he will continue to 1
study law.
W. H. Dargan, principal of the;
Boys' high school, is to study chem
istry this summer at the University
of Iowa.
The first meeting of the Kiwanis 1
Club in Sumter was an enjoyable
affair. _ . '
Was Holding Court in Dar
lington When Suddenly
Darlington, June 19. ? Judge
Edward Mclver of the Fourth ju
dicial circuit died at the Hotel
McFall here at 3:4 5 o'clock this
Judge Mclver had come to Dar
lington for the summer term of
court which he opened this morn
ing. He had not been well, but his
condition was such that he opened
the court and continued business
until 12 o'clock when he was forced
to adjourn because of his illness.
He was accompanied to the ho
tel by J. P. Kilgo, court steno
grapher. Dr. J. B. Edwards was
summoned, and after an examina
tion Dr. Edwards called Dr. S. H.
Barnwell from Florence for a con
sultation. Judge Mclver showed
signs of improvement, and the ill
man advised against calling his
family. He had suffered similar
attacks previously, and he thought
it unnecessary to alarm his family.
Within a short time he became
worse and died at 3:45 o'clock.
The body will be taken to Cheraw
"tonight for interment tomorrow.
Solicitor J. Monroe Spears has
asked Governor Harvey to appoint
E. C. Dennis special judge to con
tinue the term of court.
The members of the Darling
ton bar will attend the funeral in
Cheraw tomorrow.
Statement by Health Officer
Browning of Reasons For
Establishment of the City
Slaughter House
In reply to the inquiry about the
city abattoir in the columns of
The Item of June 16th, signed
"Tax Payer." captioned "Is It
It is the opinion of the Board of
Health and everyone familiar with
the meat industry supplying Sum
ter with fresh meat, that an ef
ficient inspection of meat is nec
essary. Without an abattoir, and
central place of slaughter, the
cost of an inspection if efficient,
would be prohibitive. An inspec
tion that does not require the pres
ence of an inspector at the time
of slaughter, is an inspection in
name only. There has not yet been
devised a, method whereby meat
can be inspected in the market,
and anything like an accurate de
cision made as to the health of
the.animal at the time of slaugh
ter. Anyone can readily see that
the employing of a force of inspec
tors sufficient to inspect all meats
killed in the different parts of the
county would necessarily be. a
: large one, and an inspection of
this character would have to be
borne by the taxpayers, with no
opportunity of any financial re
turn, except the assurance of
healthy animals being placed on
the market. An inspection of this
character could not assure the
public that the meat on the market
is absolutely clean. As well as in
j spection -for conditions of health,
the abattoir will provide clean
j meat. Ir is absolutely impossible
for a butcher to kiU beef in the
most convenient place he can find,
load it on a wagon while yet moist
and hot. haul it miles through the
sun and dust and deliver it in
anything like a first class condi
tion. Meat handled in this man
ner may be dangerous.
The abattoir, if it no more than
pays its own operating expenses
will return handsome dividends to
the city in providing cleaner meat
and better meat from healthy ani
mals. The proponents of the ab
attoir have studied the situation
very carefully, and they are assur
ed that it will pay a dividend suf
ficient that it will never cost the
taxpayers anything, and neither
will the cost of the abattoir be
placed on the meat consumers
either, as the slaughtering fees will
be no more than the present cost
of slaughter*, on account of the im
proved facilities for slaughtering
at the abattoir.
The writer having personal ex
perience in the development of the.
abattoir idea, and with observing
the development of the abattoir in
other places, assures the producer,
the retailer and the public that af
ter the abattoir is fully developed,
a return to the old method of
handling meat would not be con
sidered for several times the cost
of an abattoir.
The taxpayer's observation that
the present conditions are so bad.
and likely to become worse, is an
argument in favor of the abattoir,
in stimulating the beef and hog
growing industry in the surround
ing country, and will be an aid in
getting away from cotton and the
boll weevil, in that it 'will provide
a systematic way to market his
product locally, and when local
oroduction is greater than the
consumption, this abattoir can be
converted into a small packing
plant and take care of the sur
plus still. .The farmer can place
his animals for slaughter at the
abattoir and receive a ticket for
same, and handle ticket in the
same manner as a bale of cotton,
or he can sell the animals on foot
to the market man as he sees fit.
Miss Gladys Still of Sumter and
Mr. John P. Harrod of Savannah.
Ga.. were united in marriage
Tuesday afternoon, June 20th. at
o'clock. The marriage took
place at the Salem Baptist par
sonage, Kev. B. W. Reynolds of
Immediately after the ceremony
Mr. and Mrs. Harrod left, by way
of Columbia, for Waynesville. N.
C. where they will spend some
time, after which they will locate
in Athens. Ga.
May the pathway ' of these
young people be strewn with the
flowers of a joyful living, and may
their lives be fragrant with the
perfume of happy devotion. ,
Tobacco Association
Gaining Members
Co-operative Marketing Plan^
Growing in Favor With the
Farmers Savs Association!
- .
Raleigh. X. C. June 19.?Judge;
C. A. Woods, circuit judge of Unit
ed States court of appeals. Fourth
circuit, and well known planter of
Marion. S. C. joined the list of
leading tobacco growers from
South Carolina, who have signed
the contract of the Tobacco Grow
ers' Cooperative Association with
in a week.
} Following the lead of the large
planters, who have recently chos
en the co-operative association as
their marketing agency, many to
bacco farmers are now making
haste to sign before it is too late 1
to market this year's crop at thej
3S% co-operative warehouses inj
South Carolina. /
Contracts which are pouring into
Raleigh headquarters of the asso
ciation from Horry, Florence,
Darlington, Williamsburg and Clar
endon counties are adding strength
to the association daily.
The wildest rumors are being
circulated against the marketing
association at the border market-1
ing points of Xorth Carolina and
South Carolina, as revealed by a
telegram from Lumberton recently j
received at headquarters of' the To- j
bacco Growers' Cooperative Asso
ciation enquiring as to a report that
a thousand growers were suing the
hurley association of Kentucky.
"Absolutely false"' was the term
I applied to these rumors by Wm.
Collins, assistant chief of field ser
vice for the Burley Tobacco Grow
ers' Co-operative Association.
In answer to a telegram of in
: quiry from headquarters of the
I Tri-State organization Mr. Collins
I telegraphed as follows: "Report
I that a thousand growers are suing
j Burley Association is absolutely
j false. Members are well satisfied
j everywhere and signup continues.
I Six hundred forty new contracts
j received last week and over five
l hundred this week about five thou
j sand members added since ware
houses closed. Are confident of ten
thousand more before next crop
j New Publication Explains
Prevention of Stem-End
j Rot 3j
Clemson Coltege. June 19.?Many
I carloads of watermelons are lost
j annually by South Carolina melon
j growers through stem-end rot de
veloped while the melons are in
transit to market which could be
saved with slight trouble and ex
j pense by a simple treatment of the
stems with Bordeaux paste at the
time of loading in the cars. To
help melon growers save this big
loss during the shipping season
j now at band; the Extension Ser
| vice has issued Information Card
|Xo. 21, "Prevention of Stem-End
I Rot of Watermelons." which may
. be had free upon request from the
! Extension Service, Clemson College,
i S. C.,_ or from the county agents.
The card calls attention \to the
j method of treatment, which con
! sists of recutting the stems at the
j cars and painting them with Bor
jdeaux paste; and to the method
j of making the paste by using S
j ounces of bluestone and 4 ounces
j of starch to one gallon of water,
\ this quantity of paste being suffi
| cient to treat two to four carloads
: of melons. This home-made paste
[ is easily made according to the in
j structions given and may be kept a
j week or ten days if desired in glass
I or earthen vessels. A commercial
; paste may now be obtained also.
? "-? ? ?
Xews From Pisgah.
i i ,
I Pisgah. June 19.?The play giv
| en by the B. Y. P. U. of Pisgah
? church last Friday evening was a
j fine success. The program was
j strictly carried out without a
i hitch or mistake. It was both in
| teresting and instructive and moral
j all the way. It would make this
I article too long to give all the acts.
: but the church and its branches
I by Miss Marie Barfleld and several
j young ladies who represented all
j the different church branches,
j "Tenting . ' on the Old Camp
j Ground," by Miss Lois Elmore,
j "Mother" by Miss Ethel Watson,
j and "Jesus Keep Me Xear the
j Cross" by several young ladies
j were very fine and impressive,
j Hawkins Watson, Cecil Rogers and
J La than Barfield did credit to them
i selves in their parts. Music was
j furnished on piaqo by Misses
j Ethel Watson and Bertie Hatfield
I and on string band by Mrs. Eva
j Shirer. Len Baker and Clinton
j Ross. A large crowd was present
j and quite a neat sum was realized
I which the ladies w^ll use for a good
j purpose. Credit is due Mrs. Daisy
I Barfield, Mrs. Delia Elmore, Mrs.
j E,va Shirer and others for their
I untiring efforts to make it a suc
! cess, and they succeeded splendid
j ly. We have a fine home talent
I here which makes a success of
I anything it wants' to do.
j The dry weather is very bene
? fieial to the crops. A long dry
spell will hurt corn for it can't
; make without rain. Bill bugs and
; other insects are playing havoc
j with the crop which is not prom
: ising.
The colored people are as hap
; py as larks. Xo argument put
before ^them can convince them
I that times arc hard. They think
i white people have money by the
We will have some fruit of an
inferior kind. Watermelons are
poor, too much rain on them.
; Mr. and Mrs. Leon Stuckey and
i J. E. DuPre spent the day Sun
day with Mr. T. S. Stuckey's
j family of Stateburg, and attended
it he High Hills Sunday school in
(the afternoon. The writer had the
pleasure of addressing the same.
It is a live body.
Reports from the local canning
factory are to the effect that busi
ness is good with the plant handl
ing a large amount of beans,
Man Shoots Wife
And Her Mother
Leaves Bodies in Automobile
and Is Later Arrested Near
Statesboro; Ga.. June 19.?Mrs. I
M. B. Dixon. thirty-eight, and her j
daughter. Mrs. Elliott Padric, j
eighteen, were found shot to death
in an automobile near Ovo, Ga.,
early tonight.
The younger woman's husband,
from whom she had been separat
ed for several months, was arrest
ed and deputies placed him in an.
automobile and started towards!
Savannah to place him in jail for i
safe-keeping. _
The two women met Padric to
day at the railroad station at Clyo
j and started with him for home at i
I Dover in ah automobile, officers !
; said. Shortly after the machine
i returned to Clyo, where gasoline
was purchased, and another start
was made. At dusk another auto
mobilist discovered the bodies of
the two women in the machine j
near Clyo. The car was placed so
as to block the road and the switca j
! key had been removed. Padric was
arrested shortly afterwards near
Padric said he planned a trip
to Dover with his wife and moth
er-in-law. He was driving their
sedan, his wife being seated at
his side and his mother-in-law
in the rear seat. On reaching the
Ogeechee river bridge. Padric says,
his jealously over his wife's al
leged attentions to other men got
the best of him. He stopped the
car, pulled out his pistol and shot
them both to death before they
I had a cha rice to move in their
seats, he said.
Padric said that he thought
I first "of throwing the bodies into
j the river, but reconsidered this and
t left them in the tonneau of the
jcar. The bodies were discovered
! in a short while by some one pass
| ing, and the news was quickly
} carried to Dover. -
Padric walked to Dover and re
[ quested Doris Carswell to drive
! them to this city. Before they
! reached here, however, the crime
! had been discovered and county
j police met Padric.
; New Batesburg Enterpose
Proves Helpful to Farmers
i Bateburg. June 20.?The Su;m
i merland Creamery, which has been
! in operation less than two months,
i is proving to be just what the
j farmers of this section needed,/ ac
cording to D. G. Badger, District
J Dairy Husbandman, who reports
! that the creamery is helping to put
! the farmers on a cash basis?the
i greatest need perhaps of South
j Carolina farmers today. .
\ The creamery.. in the establish
ment of which the Extension Serr
vice aided, .is run in connection
with the Batesburg Beverage and
Ice Co., so that the power.; refrig
eration and space were provided
without the usual expense of mon
I ey and time for these things. Be
| ginning with, an initial churning of
j only 122 pounds of butter, it is now
receiving 1.200 to 1,500 pounds of
cream per week from which are
made 600 to 700 pounds of v butter.
; A first class product is being made,
jsays Mr. Badger, and there is no
I trouble in selling it to advantage in
i Columbia, Augusta. Aiken and
I Batesburg. In fact, the supply
j cannot meet the demand.. .
i Since the creamery has been in
operation, the manager, Mr. M. P.
j Hazel, has also put in a milk-feed
ing station for poultry, which pro
vides a market for all kinds of
i poultry. The broilers received are
I placed in batteries and fed on a
j buttermilk mash for fourteen days
and then shipped to the northern
I markets at a fancy price,
j During May the creamery and
i the poultry market paid to the
I farmers a little over" $1,400. Of this
j amount, the creamery alone paid
$760. The farmers in the vicinity
{of Batesburg are naturally very
j well pleased, and if it continues to
manufacture the quality of butter
now being turned out, it will have
; a splendid growth.
op ^ ^
Marriage Licenses.
White?Alva Burkett and Annie
M. Strange of Sumter.
Harry L. Harvin and Sarah R.
? Griffin of Pinewood.
John P. Harrod of Savannah and
Gladys Still of Sumter.
Colored?Alec James and Aline
i Benjamin of MayesviUe.
! Albert Johnson and Pauline
! Mayes of Brogdon.
j Luther McMillan and Lillie May
! Moses of Sumter.
i Coulter Green and Carrie Troat
j of Mayesville.
? ? ? ^
The County Board of Commis
| sioners seem to be of the opinion,
iand rightly so. that the county
j cannot undertake to open and put
j into condition for motor travel'
; new roads paralleling the old roads
! that are now being paved. The
. public will have to put up with the
j inconvenience caused by the con
: struction work that is in progress,
using any neighborhood roads that
i are available as detours and mak
j ing out the best they can, until the
I new hard surface paving is com
: pleted. The paving is costing the
county, an immense amount of
: money and there is no use in Ihr
: creasing the burden of debt, if it
can be avoided.
The boll weevil is reported to be*
doing considerable damage in
York county. The Piedmont sec
tion and the Pee Dee counties
; bordering on North Carolina that
; sustained very little weevil damage
last year and produced practically
normal yields of cotton will go
through the same experience this
year that Sumter, Lee and Clar
endon had last year. Any section
, that can grow cotton successfully
is also a fine pasture for the boll
weevil?there is no escape from the
destructive pest.
A potato in town is worth two in
the country.
taft welcome >
in london
Britain's Foremost Men Gath
er in His Honor?King
Sends Greetings
London. June 19.?Britain's fore
most statesmen, jurists and lawyers
and a great body of American ?
friends joined in an impressive re- *
ception to Wiiliam Howard Taft,
Chief Justice of the United States,
upon his first publio appearance in
England tonight. He was the
guest of honor at the Pilgrim's
banquet at which five members of
the cabinet, many former cabinet
ministers and the greatest legal
minds in the country lent their,,
Rarely before has a visiting
American received such a spon
taneous welcome. The king and
the Prince of Wales, sent mes?*
sages of greeting and Earl of Bal
four and the Very Rev. William
Ralph Inge, dean of St. Paul's, tes
tified to the affection and admira
tion in which Mr. Taft, is held by
the Englsh people.
Those who sat at the prinicapU
table with Lord Desborough, NChief
Justice Taft and Amabssador Har
vey, included the Archbishop of
Canterbury, the Earl of Balfour'
the Earl of Debery, the Earl of
Devonshire, Viscount Cave, Lord
Lee of Fareham, Lord Corson, Lord
James M. Beck, solicitor general of
the United States.
The other guests included Vis
count Aetor. the American consul
general; Robert P. Skinner and the.
staff of the American embassy.
Mr. Taft apologized for avoidance
of certain subjects, the discussion
of which might have been pos3ibl$
were he as simple private citizen?
but was.precluded beause, as he
declared*it, "the monastic order I
have joiped and the vows I have
taken prevent such discussion."
H-e proceeded briefly to review
the history of the relations betws&n
Great Britain and America, the
course of which he said:
"No trouble .arises between the
two countries that we of America
do not all of us look forward tq
its settlement either by negotiations
or by arbitration. Any other event
is not considered for a moment.
This American state of mind is a
! constant factor in our relations?
! it sometimes produces an apparent
j indifference or lack of excitement
j on the part of our people over ir
; ritating issues that is misleading
j to the British observer."
j Mr. Taft referred to the. action
j following the overwhelming strain
j of the war and the interval of con*
i valescen<3e, which was not a period
! of good nature c" common sense'
j which all the allied -peoples were
I now experiencing.
; . "We .must regard dickerings and
unreasonable sensitiveness" he
added, '*not as a discouragement,
but as a symtom of recovery."
He was unable to touch upon tha
question of why America did net
enter the league of nations, hut
could only say, looking back over
the controversy that American
i membership in the league would
j have had to overcome a deep seated.
I popular conviction, confirmed by ?
j century and a quarter's experience,
j of the wisdom of America keeping
; out of European entanglements. . ?*
i "Of course, the World War itself
j shook thi3 conviction," he said,
I "but the reaction from that su
j preme effort restored some of", its
j strength.
J "As ? citizen with no official
j mandate I beg those Britains I am
j addressing not to be misled "by;
i temporary embullitions of one
! faction or another, but to coun?
j on the fundamental public opinion
j of the United States in respect for
i our foreign relations which will
j always prevail in^ a real exigency
land whicbv regards the maint en
hance of friendship with Great:
j Britain as a most' necessity secur-'
i ity for pea^e of the world."
Iboll weevil
Supply on Hand at Chamber
! of Commerce
i In compliance with the request
I of. the Sumter County Committes
[of Progress, the Sumter Chamber
I of Commerce has ordered and has
I already received a supply of "The
I Boll Weeyil Problem." FarmersV
' Bulletin Xo. 1262 which will be
j distributed at the Chamber of
Commerce rooms on application.
These bulletins will not be mail
ed, to any one, as no provision has
been made for free mailing.
Congressman H. P. Fulmer has.
supplied 1,000 copies of this valu
able illustrated bulletin of thirty
one pages and Dr. W. W. Long,
director of co-operative extension
work in agriculture, and horn?
economics of Clemson College has
forwarded five hundred of the same
bulletins, and expects to send five
hundred more for free distribu*
tion. Mr. Fulmer has requested
two thousand additional bulletins
No. 1262 sent to. the Sumter
Chamber of Commerce as soon as
possible. ??*.."
Congressman Fulmer is very
much interested in the problems1
confronting the farmers in boll
weevil control and has written the
Sumter Chamber of Commerce to \
distribute with each boU weevil
problem bulletin a list of several
hundred other farmers* bulletins
which Mr. Fulmer is prepared and
anxious to mail to any farmer oh
application to Mr. Fulmer.
Direct control by poisoning With
calcium arsenate is of special in
terest to all cotton farmers and this
bulletin Xo. 1262 is very instruc
tive along this line while at ths
same time containing many other
valuable educational points of boU
weevil control. This is the wry la
test bulletin by the bureau of
entomology of the United Statts
department of agriculture?and in
issued by Clemson College exten
sion division experts and by the
United States department of agri
culture scientific authorities after
thorough experimentation and
years of research along boll wee
vil control efforts. *
Mexico is'threatened by .another
revolution and feels natural again*

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