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Great Britain and
France Agree That
the Turks Must Live
Up to the Conven
tion Drawn Up at
Constantinople, Nov. 6 (By the
Associated Press).?Though the Na
tionalist civil power is in control
in Constantinople, the entente does
not intend for the present, at least,
to lose its grip on * the military
authority. Great Britain and
France are in accord on the point
thai the Turks must live up to the
convention drawn up at Mudania
and it is not doubted that the oth
er interested countries will (fall
into line.
There is every desire, however,
to meet Turkish aspirations within
proper limit and to this end -the
Allied commissioners today issued
. the following statement:
*The inter-allied high commis
sioners are firmly resolved to ob
serve strict impartiality with re
gards to events which concern the
internal policy of Turkey. The al
lied generals will continue t? ap
. ply the clauses of the Mudania con
vention and maintain order and
security in the zones occupied by
the allied armies."
Replying to the last proclama
tion from Angora concerning the
Lausanne conference, the commis
sioners, while renouncing the wish
to interfere with Turkish policy,
express the hope there will be only
one Turkish delegation to the con
AHies SSeut.
Constantinople. .Nov. 6.?By the
Associated Press.?The allied com
missioners refuse to discuss the
demands- of the Angora govern
ment that only * one warship at a
time enter Turkish ports and.
then only with the consent of the
Turkish authorities.
London, Nov. 7.?-The sur"prisir.r;
demands which-^-the-^-^tem?lists;
have made .upon the allies in
Constantinople is causing anxiety
here. The feeling of uneasiness
is intensified by the scarcity of
news during the last thirty-six
hours. All London newspapers
share a deep suspicion of the aims
of the Turkish Nationalists.
Constantinople. Nov. 7.?Accord
ing to Turkish Nationalist head
quarters the British forces are re
tiring from Mosul, in north Meso
potamia, and the Kemalists are en
tering the evacuated territory.
Demands of Angora
Government Refused
Eelieved That Kemalists Will
Climb Down Off Their
Constantinople. Nov. 7.?There isi
reason to believe the Kemalists
will climb down off their high j
horses. The allies now have tak- j
en a strong united attitude toward
the demands of the Angora govern
ment, that the allied troops evacu
ate the city. The demands which,
the allied commissioners refused to
grant were discussed in a confer-.
<-rree yesterday between allied gen-!
erals and the civil governor of!
Constantinople, Nov. 7.? -\Tij
Kemal Bey, editor of the Con
stantinople Anti-Nationalist news
paper Sabah. has been arrested and
condemned to death by the Turk- i
ish authorities here, the allies are
informed. Late last night the al
lied representatives gave the new
civil governor of the city forty
eight hours to release the editor.
Sent to Higher Courtj
Judge Ansel Rules in Monu
ment Controversy
Greenville, Nov. 6.?Declaring
that he is 'satisfied that the ju
risdictional" value of the property
involved exceeds the sum of three
thousand dollars, County Judge
Mi F. Ansel this afternoon re-'
moved from the county court to the
Court of Common Pleas the petition
brought by Confederate veterans
asking an injunction against the
removal of the Confederate monu
ment from North Main street to a
point in front of the court house.
The opinion jvhich reviews the le
gal points.in the case at length is
regarded as meaning that the
county court has not jurisdiction
to pass upon this case and that
it must come up anew before a
circuit judge.
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Columbia, Nov. 7.?Numbers of
Columbians are planning to take
in the Sumter county fair. Nu
merous automobile parties will go
from here. Columbians are great
ly interested in the program be
ing offered. The attractions are
considreed unusual, and much in
terest is manifested in the proposed
"pageant Qf progress parade." It
is generally considered here that
the Sumter Fair is offering attrac-;
lions not often attempted by a
county fair, and the program will
attract many.
abli&hed April, 1850.
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Foreign Offices Agree
I on Policy of Resist
ance in Constanti
i -
London. Nov. 7.?In view of the
attitude assumed by the Turkish
j Nationalists in Constantinople it
'was declared in official circles
here today that the Lausanne peace
conference may be postponed to
.the end of the month and may pos
'sibly be abandoned. The opening
had been fixed for November 13.
* The Allied foreign offices are
agreed upon a policy of resistance
to the Turkish demands for the
j military evacuation of Constanti
nople and the British forces there
are said to be "quite sufficient" to
protect the civilian population.
A test of the Allied authority is
being made in the case of the
Kemalists arrest and condemnation
to death of Ali Kemal Bey, editor
of the anti-Nationalist newspaper
Sabah. .The Allied high commis
sioners have notified Rafet Pasha,
Nationalist Governor of Constanti
nople, that no political persecution
will be tolerated and that force
if necessary, will be used to lib
erate the editor.
(A report today from Constan
tinople, which, however, was un
confirmed, was that Ali Kemal Bey
had already been executed at Is
Recent official telegrams from
Constantinople, show a series of
new Nationalist measures, as fel
First, a peasant control whereby
no Ottoman subject is permitted to
depart without a Turkish police
Second, new customs regulations,
the object of which is to abolish
the public debt, with orders that
the dir.MM or of customs no longer
pay a 3 /per cent share of the du
ties into the public debt fund, but
turn over the money directly to the
Angora treasury, and;
Thin*, closms of the mixed Brit
ish judicial court.
>fav C'hamre Front.
Constantinople, Nov. 7.?(By thfi
i Associated Press,).?There is reason
. to believe that the Kemalists will
[climb down off their high horses.
| The Allies now have taken a strong
i united attitude toward, the demands
of the Angora government that the
Allied troops evacuate Constanti
nople and that only one warshln
a time, enter Turkish ports, ana
then only with the consent of An
gora authorttiea. .'
The demands of the Kemalists,
which the Allied commissioners
have refused to grart, and the new
crisis which has aiisen from this
situation, were the subject of a
ccrference yesterday between the
Allied generals nad Rafet Pasha,
the hew civil governor of Constanti
nople. The lone of this meeting
was sharp anrl positive, in strong
contrast to the previous meetings,
which were characterized by
friendly and mutal consideration.
The allied generals informed
Rafet Pasha in clear terms that
they intend to retain military au
thority in Constantinople unless it
is decided to formally turn the area
over to the Turks. Rafet then said
he was anxious to agree with .the
halbes ? and work in unison with
I them, but could not accept outside
! control in any form. He added
that he would have to refer to the
Angora government for further in
structions and he would again con
sult with the allied representatives
Lieut. Gen. Sir Charles Haring
ton. in command of British forces
at Constantinople, told Rafet that
he apparently was trying to usurp
the power of the allied generals.
The Turkish leader then declared
that Angora had asked for removal
of the allied troops and warships.
Rafet has assumed control of all
services of maintaining public or
der, as well as the departments of
public administration in Constan
tinople. He has been dismissing
officials right and left and closing
j the customs. Reminding him of
| these things. Sir Charles told the
i Nationalist governor that appar
j ently he had forgotten there was a
| treaty of Mudros, signed October
130. 1918. He reminded the gov
j ernor of the city that this armistice
treaty was not superseded by the
! Mudania convention,
j Lieut. Gen. Harington then de
j clared that Constantinople eventu
ally would be turned over to the
j Nationalists and he thought that
this might take place within a few
Meanwhile there could be no
dual control. he said. His decla
rations were endorsed by Col.
Charpy and Gen. Mombelli. the
French and Italian military repre
: sentatives here.
Illinois Elects
Seven Seats in House Won by
^ Chicago. Nov. S.? Illinois Demo
crats increased their congressional
I delegation from three to at least
seven, when the returns early
. today added Bruce Campbell and
1 Thomas Crane to the list of victors.
"Be Just and Fear
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Belated Returns
! Steadily Pile Up
Democratic Gains in
i All ? Parts of the
New York, Nov. 8.?Democratic
gains in the national elections con
tinued to pile up steadily as belat
ed returns came in from all parts
of the country. Throughout the
night Democratic gains in the house
of representatives accumulated,
without counter grain for the Re
publicans in a single congressional
district. The majority rolled up
in the Harding landslide two years
ago was cut jn two. by the Demo
I crats in all debatable states.
Returns Show
Democrats In Lead
i Early Returns Give Democrats
178, Republicans 171
New York, Nov. 8.?The tabula
tion of the vote for house by the
(Associated Press early today show
ied the Democrats had elected one
I hundred seventy-eight members,
[the Republicans one hundred sev
enty-one and the socialists one.
Gaston Has Lead Over
j Wilmington, Del. Nov. 8.?With
I twelve districts not heard from,
I Bayard. Democrat, had a lead of
three hundred sixty-three over Du
pont, Republican, for the senate.
Democrats Elect
Governor in Ohio
Republicans Retain Solid Con
gressional Delegation
Columbus, Ohio. Nov. 8.?The
returns indicate that Ohio has
elected Democratic governor and a
Republican senator, and returned
I by a safe majority the present sol
id Republican congressional dele
; gation.
Boston, Nov. 8.?Senator Lodge
has been re-elected over William
Gaston, Democrat, by a plurality
of one thousand, nine hundred
forty-five. A recount ot the vote
will undoubtedly be asked. Mr.
Gaston's associates said in a public
Democrats Once Again Make
a Clean Sweep in Election
Atlanta, Nov. 8.?A Democratic
sol^d south is again a realty as the
result of the general election. In
Tennessee Governor Taylor, the
Republican leader, was defeated
by Austin Peay. Democrat, and
Cordell Hull, chairman of the
Democratic committee, regained his
congressional seat. In Virginia a
Democrat carried the district
won by Republicans continuously
for the past twenty-.two vears. ,
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Mondel Down and Out
Cheyenne, Wyo., Nov. 8.?Frank
Mondell. Republican floor leader in j
the house of representatives and
a member of congress for more j
than twenty-five years, has appar-1
ently been defeated by Senator
Kendrick, Democratic incumbent, [
in the senate race.
Row in Carolina
Football Team
Captain Waits Resigns and
Full Back Snipes Fired by
Coach Metzger
Columbia. Nov. 7. ? Declaring
that he could not back Coach Sol
Metzger and his assistants in the
treatment of the men on the Uni
versity of South Carolina football
team. Tackle Alex Waite today' re- 1
signed as captain of the team. At
the same time Waite's resignation
was announced, it was also an
nounced that Full Back Eric Snipes
chief ground-gainer on the team,
had been fired by Coach Metzger
for failure to obey orders.
Chester. Nov. 6.? Construction of
a third mill at Great Falls will be
gin at once, it was announced to
day. Mill No. 3 will be very nearly!
as large as the two present mills;
combined, which together have l.-.j
4<'<> looms, whereas tro- new mill j
will have 1.U0?. The contract for
th?* machinery has been let and
construction will start without de-j
lay. About a year will be requir- j
ed to get the mill in readiness for
Great Falls is on the banks of
Catawba river, twenty-two miles
southeast of Chester, and is becom
ing a town of considerable pro
Not?Let all the ends Thou Airns't
Sumter, S. C, Saturda
On Face of Returns
!. Republicans and the
Democrats Are Tied
in Race
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j New York, Nov. 8.?The re-elec
I tion of Representative Scott. Re
' publican, of Michigan, tied the
j Democrats and Republicans in the
i race for control of the house of
! representatives. It gave eaoh party
! 178 votes toward a majority of
[two hundred and eighteen. It is
j plain that the deciding figures will
come from the west and midwes
Itern states.
j Phoenix Ariz., Nov. 8.?The en
itire state democratic ticket led by
! Senator Ashurst and Governor Hunt
swept into office.
j Wilmington. Del., Nov. 8.?Un
official returns from all but four
I districts indicate that Bayard,
Democrat, has a thirteen hundred
'vote lead over. Senator DuPont,
j Republican candidate for re-elec
i tion to the senate.
i Chicago. Nov. 8.?The middle
I west states have changed their po
! litical complexion as to ^United
'states senators, with indicated
losses to the Republicans of two
senators. Indiana. Michigan?*North
' Dakota and Minnesota, appeared
to have elected Democratic sena
[ tors, while in Ohio and Nebraska
the returns indicate that Demo
cratic seats have been captured by
I Republicans.
Finds True Bill
For Mrs. Inflam
j Indictment Alleges She Sent
Objectionable Matter to
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(Columbia State),
j The grand jury in the United
'States district court yesterday re
turned a true bill against Mrs. Eu
'gene O.. Ingram, -whose residence
is given in the city directory as
1522 Lady street, on an indictment
.?charging that Mrs. Ingram deposit
led for mailing a '"certain obscene,
j lewd, lascivious and filthy letter
jand writing" in the Columbia post
office, addressed to Mrs. E. C. Mc
iGregor, 1302 Pickens street, Co
jlumbia. The * communication to
Mrs. McGregor was not signed,
i There are in the indictment 14
counts, it being alleged that Mr$.
j Ingram sent through the mails let
[ters to Mrs. McGregor, Miss Mar
I garet McGregor, Mrs. William
lEarle, 1400 Lady street, Miss Mary
jGrier. Gieenwcod: Tom Boyle,
i Sumter; Misses "H. and A. McMas
iter," Laurel street, and the Rev.
j Henry D. Phillips, rector of Trin
ity church.
Miss Margaret McGregor and
I Thomas Belton Boyle of Sumter
jwere married in Trinity church Oc
tober 12 by the Rev. Henry D.
[Phillips. The wedding, which was
j preceded by a large number of
j parties for the bride, was one of the
society events of the season and
[was largely attended.
At the time romors were afloat
, that a number of plain clothes men
I were In and around the church
I before and during the wedding
i ceremony, but little definite infor
j mation could be gathered as to the
j cause of their presence. The ru
tmors gradually subsided after the
j wedding and the bringing in of the
I true bill by the >?r.ind jury yester
day occsioned some surprise.
There is little variance in the
wording of the 14 indictments, the
names of the persons to whom the
letters were alleged to have been
sent and the signatures being dif
It was charged that Mrs. Ingram
on August 15. 1021, mailed an ob
jectionable letter to Mrs. McGreg
or: it was alleged that Mrs. In
gram mailed a letter to Mrs. Mc
[Gregor April C, 1022, and signed it
"A Friend." The letter alleged to
! have been sent to Mrs. William
Earle was alleged to have been
signed in the same manner. Some
three or four letters are alleged to
j have been sent to Miss Margaret
j McGregor, one of them, mailed
June 8. 1922, being signed "Your
! baby boy." The letter alleged to
have been sent to Miss Grier of
Greenwood was signed "A Friend,'*
according to the indictment.
The letter which Mrs. Ingram is
ialleged to have sent to Tom Boyle
? ;u Sumter was signed "Your sincere
j acquaintance." This letter was al
I leged to have- been sent October 6
I The letter alleged to have been
[sent to the Rev. Mr. Phillips was
mailed October 12, according to the
j indict men!.
! No time has yet been set tor in*
hearing of this case in the court
; now in session in the old postoflice
building. The trial will likely at
tract much attention.
Columbus, Ohio. Nov. 8.?Nearly
complete returns k.'jvc Donahey.
Democrat, a lead of thirty-two
thousand over Thompson, Repub
lican, in the race for governor.
Pomerene, Democrat, is fifteen
thousand behind Fess, Republican,
in the senate race.
at be thy Country's, Thy God's and
y, November 11, 1922
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New York Democrats
Enter Their Cham
pion For Nomina
tion For President!
in 1924
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' New York, Nov. 7.?Former
Governor Alfred F^. Smith, rolling
. up the greatest plurality New York
I city has ever given any candidate
in any election, today was swept
j back into the gubernatorial chair
from which he had been ejected in,
1 920 by Governor Nathap L. Miller.
Republicans not only admitted
the defeat of Mr. Miller, but con
ceded that William M. Calder had
, lost his seat in the senate to Royal
S. Copeland, heaith commissioner
jof New York city, formerly may
|or of Ann Arbor.. Mich., and until
j today an untested factor In New
; York politics. With the success
jof their ticket leaders. Democrats!
! were claiming gains in congress and I
j the legislature, but the Republi
j cans maintained steadily that their
i majorities in the senate and as
sembly had been little impaired.
' The victory of Mr. Smith was
j anticipated by many political ob
servers but/even his sturdiest sup
j porters had not predicted that in
(New York city he would beat the
i record plurality of about 417.000
i established by Mayor John F. Hy
.lan in 1920.
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j New York. Nov. 8.?Former Gov
. ernor Smith's victory over Governor
j Miller was the signal for his friends
;to start booming him for president
jib 1924. In 1920 Smith was given
'an ovation at the Democratic con
I vention San Francisco.
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Our Next Governor
Thomas G. McLeod is a
j Peoples Man and the Cordial
Friend of Everybody
Columbia, Nov. 8.?'T appre
ciate the vote of-the people of '
i South Carolina that elected me gov
I ernor." Thos. G. McLeod speaks
' and while he refers to the primary
'of August 29 that decided on him
j as the next governor, the general
j election of Tuesday put the final j
j approval on, the selection and put j
'him in office, and he succeeds j
j Wilson G^ Harvey in the chief )
I magistracy next January,
j* Mr, McLeod is a hand-shaker.
He's a people's man. He will make
ja Democratic governor; one in
I whom the people will have confi
j dence. At the same time he will
; be a firm governor, one who will
' fight for law enforcement and foi
j what he considers right. He is
I known among his friends as a fear
: less man. His aggressive campaign
j last summer leads to the conclu
sion that he will make a firm
j executive, one whose hold on the
j pilot wheel of the ship of sta
j will leave no cause for fear,
i Mr. McLeod is the easy-to-ap-'
] proah kind of man, one who is a
! friend to the poor man as welj as
j to the rich. He's a good story teller.
! He's prominent in church and bus
! iness. In his home town he is a
i leader. He's a steward in the
j Methodist church and a teacher
j of a Bible class. He has often
! stood in the pulpit and addessed
(the congregation in the absence of
' pastors. He is known among his
[homefolks as "Tom."
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Tobacco Growers
To Receive Money
More Than $1.000,000 For the
"Co-op" Planters
I Florence, Nov. 7.?Members of
1 the Tobacco Growers* Cooperative
I Association will receive their sec
J ond advance payment on tobaccc
j turned into the association on No
j vember 13. The advance will total
j $1,250.000, according to state
i ments of o.Ticer.-? of the association
.today. A third payment equal
ling and possibly exceeding the
I second will be made when the as
sociation has sold all of the tobac
! co on hand and collects for it. The
; advance to be made on the 1.1th
j includes the South Carolina belt
J only.
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Tjirgc Cheek Received.
j Raleigh, N. C. Nov. 7.?A check
; for $1,127,673.06 was received to
i day by "the Tobacco Growers' Co
I operative Association from R. J.
! Reynolds Tobacco company on ac
? count of bales of redried South
! Carolina tobacco. Treasurer Craig
'state.- that this money will be dis
tributed next Monday in the second
[ payment to members of the asso
ciation in South Carolina and bor
der North Carolina markets.
j Miss Robertson Out
; Oklahoma City. Nov. 7 (By the
Associated Press). ? Miss Alice
; Robertson, Republican, the only
woman in congress, was running
badly behind in the early returns
from the Second district. With 4 7
precincts out of 2t>t> heard from
W. W. Hastings. Democrat, whom
Miss Robertson defeated in 1920,
had 5.1SS votes and Miss Hubert
son's total was 2,565.
State Railroad Com
mission Resumes
Consideration of Pe
tition For Increase
in Rate
Columbia, Nov. 7.?The state
railroad commission will on Thursr
day resume the hearing on gas and
electric rates in the city of Co
lumbia. The hearing was begun
last Thursday, on petition of the
Columbia Railway, Gas & Electric
Co., for an increase in rates, and
after taking a small volume of
technical testimony, the- case was
continued that the commission
might make an inventory of the
company's plant in Columbia, with
a view to reaching an estimate of
.he plant investment.
The company is asking an in-^
crease of approximately twelve
per cent in its rates, it is estimat
ed, and is asking for the increase
on the ground that at present
charges, which are said to be less
than in any other city the siz? of
Columbia in the south, the com
pany is operating at a loss, and an
increase is necessary.
This is first publicity utility case
to be handled by railroad commis
sion since it was given the work of
regulating utilities. /
Texas Supreme Court Finally
Renders Decision in Elec
tion Case
Chicago, Nov. C.?(By the Asso
ciated Press.)?Weather conditions
throughout the" Middle West and
Mississippi Valley, with the ex
ception of the Dakotas, are report
ed tonight as favorable for tomor
row's election.
Rain and snow in the Dakotas
have rendered many impassable,
which threatens to cut down the
country vote. Republicans and
Democrats in South Dakota claim
as a result they will have an ad
vantage over the farmer members
of the Non-Partisan League. The
league candidate for Governor is a
I woman, Miss Alice Lorraine Daly.
In Texas the Supreme Court, by
an eleventh-hour decision, today
ordered the name of Earle B. May
field, the Democratic candidate for
United States Senator, printed on
the ballots. The word was -sent to
all county clerks, but some doubt
exists whether all can comply in
time. Injunctions by his political
opponents had prevented the print
ing heretofore. The name of his
Republcian opponent, George B.
Peddy, has been barred from the
ballot because he was not nomi
nated by a regular party conven
In Ohio a vote-huying scandal
has broken, with the arrest of one
man and the issuance of warrants
for four others, charged with at
tempting to buy the votes of ab
sentee voters of Pike County.
Annual Meeting to Be Held in
Rock Hill Next Month
Columbia, Nov. 7?The Baptist
state convention will be held in
Rock Hill op Dec. 5, 6 7. ac
cording to announcement made by
the Baptist headquarters here, and
prominent Baptists from all parts
of the state are to attend. Dr. C.
E. Burts, of Columbia, executive
secretary of the denomination in
the state, will make his report for
the year at the convention, and
will report of the third year pro
gress of the $75.000.000 campaign.
The convention will be held in
the First Baptist church of Rock
Hill, of which Dr. William A. Alex
ander, until recentK of Philadel
phia, is pastor. J. J. Lawton. of
Hartsville. Is president of the con
vention and will preside at open
ing session. W. C Allen, of Dil
lon, is stated clerk. L. D. Pitts, of
Rock Hill, is chairman pi the com
mittee in, charge of entertainment
of the convention.
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To Check Tax Returns
Government Facing Big Task
in New York
New York. Nov. 6.?Confront
ed with the task of checking up on
'25.000.000 income tax returns filed j
since 1017. the United States Treas? i
ury department today hung out
the "Help Wanted" sign.
Salaries ranging from $1,S00 to '?
$3.000 a year were the inducements j
offered. Examinations will be j
held November 15. in various cities.!
Since 5.000,000 new returns are I
added to the pile each year, the j
prospects are that the jobs will be;
permanent, according to internal
revenue service officials in charge;
of the work.
Life will have Its little jokes.;
The ex-kaiser says he is the hap-;
piest man on earth.
I Mass Meeting in Cam
den Rejects Propos
al to Pave Columbia
Camden Highway
Columbia. Xov. 7.?A proposal
? to hard surface the Kershaw coun
ty section of the Columbia-Camden
i highway was rejected at a mass
j meeting held under the auspices of
.the Camden chamber of commerce
'at Camden yesterday, according to
i Ambrose Harwell, field engineer
; of the state highway commission
j who attended the gathering.
! The Kershaw county citizens, Mr.
Harwell said, did not consider the
time auspicious for the expending
of such a sum of money on road
building as the project would re
quire, many and various objections
being raised to undertaking fhe
work at present.
i Approximately 150 people attend
ed the meeting.
?Governor Backs
I Education Week
Calls on People to Make It a
j Success in Proclamation
Issued Monday
Columbia, Xov. 6.-r-Declaring
f that "a liberal education should be
i the birthright of every child born j
j to this wprld" because "knowledge;
!is the key to man's progress, the I
insurer of his safety and the light
i which guides him in the pursuit
'of his happiness" Governor Wil
son G. Harvey today issued a proc- ;
IJamation calling upon every "loy
!al South Carolinian to unite in
j making American education week
a notable one in our history," and
officially designating December 3
to 9 as the week in question,
i This proclamation, which spe
!cifically^ appeals to ministers,
teachers, managers of motion pic
iture houses, the newspapers and
'organizations of every kind, is the.
second act of Governor Harvey in
. connection with the educational -
i movement. A few days ago he is
' sued- a call for a statewide con
ference to promote rural education,
which will be he'J here November
10. The South Carolina Citizens'
Educational Association, of which
J. Rion McCissick, of Greenville,
j is president, is backing this confer-'
i ence. and the, observance of educa"
! tion- rweek.
The governor's proclamation fol
: lows:
j "Whereas, the bureau of educa
tion, in cooperation with the
; American Legion and the National
Education Legion and the Nation
al Educational Association, has
(designated the week of December
,3 to 9, 1922, as American educa
j tion week; and,
"Whereas, this great movement
l has as its purpose the uplift of
jthe educational standard of ' the
'men, wcmen and children of the
( United States, and the arousing of
; the nation to a consciousness of the
{importance of widespread public
! education along the lines of Amer
ican citizenship, physical education,
j hygiene and equality of advantages
j afforded to every boy and girl :of
[the nation; and,
"Whereas, the president of the
j United States, realizing that the
j hope of the world for cleaner,
stronger and* more intellectual men
I of tomorrow rests on the founda
j tions we build today along these
[outstanding phases of man's de
velopment, has issued a proclama
tion urging that the observance of
(this week^be natior .vide:
j "Now, therefore, I. Wilson G.
j Harvey, as governor of the state, do
j call upon every loyal South Caro
j linian to unite in making Ameri
can education week a notable one in
jour history; let us not forget the
! obligation of the educated to the
? uneducated, and that public en
; ligrhtenment is the basis of citi
jzenship. I urge that ministers.
: teachers, managers of our motion
picture houses, our clubs, local state
! organizations as well as citizens,
[study our educational needs, our
i weaknesses and our strength, as
I compared with the progress of oth
er states in the union, and indulge
in a full and free exchange of j
: ideas' and opinions, with a view to!
: securing concerted action where
I action is needed. A liberal edu- j
j cation should be the birthright of^
?every child born into the world.;
for knowledge is the key to man's
i progress, the insurer of his safety,!
'and the light which guides him inj
; the pursuit of his happiness. Let
I us therefore lend our wholeheart- .
ed cooperation, to the end that we
may erase the blot of illiteracy
from the name of the state and!
I nation we love, and that we may;
guarantee to all an unfettered start j
and a fair chance in the race of;
life." J
San Francisco, Nov. 8.?It ap
pears that the Democrats win Re
publican senatorial seats in Ari
zona and Oregon with Democrats
leading in New Mexico. In Utah 1
the figures incomplete. Jackson is
leading his Democratic opponent
in California.
THRON, Ebtahllshcd June t, l>i?fl.
Richland County Offi
cials Say It Will B?
Opened For Traffic
/ - ? _____
Columbia. Nov.' 7.?The Wateree'
River bridge between Richland
and Sumter counties is rapid'y
nearing completion, and' 'will 'bev
opened to traffic about the first of
the year, according to officials of
the Richland county highway de
partments The main span is about
completed, or will be within a few
days, with the laying of some re
maining pavement surfacing over
the - bridge. The work of erecting.:
the approaches wrll run* through-1
the year, it is estimated.
This will be one of the-hand
somest and one of the most im-'
portant highway bridges ir. the
state. It will open a doorway in(3
the Pee Dee section and will cofi-"
nect the entire eastern part of the
state with the capital city and the
Piedmont section; It will be 'of
.special advantage to Sumter and
Columbia, connecting these two .
cities and their communities, where
now connection is roundabout, by
way of Camden. ,;~
? In .addition to the mStin span
constructed of steel and concrete,
there are two 4(H)-feet extensions
to the bridge, these being con-"
structed of woo<L heavily creos?t
ed. -On the Richland side a dirt
approach 1.3, miles in longth is
being constructed.
This anifl the wood extension and
the main span are being eon'r'
structed by the Hardaway Con
structi-n Co; On the Sumte ^sP
Simons and Mayrant of; Cl xi. ?
ton have the contract for l ' d
ihg the approach: This will
several miles in length.
The. con nectioh with ~*" the: j new
bridge from Columbia is over the
Garners Ferry road, to a - point
about seven miles from the bridge,
wfcere the road turns on*. Tb this
point; the highway is paved.
PSans Completed For Thico
New Frojech "
Columbia, >'ov. 7.?Plans cavo
been completed by the state k?*:?:?
way commission for the building of
24 1-2 miles of top so8 .and sand
clay surfaced road in Newberry.
Allendale and Kershaw counties
according to the announ ersent o?
C. H. Moorefield, state h'ghway en
gineer. Advertisements for bids
on the three projects which will
cost approximately -$$l,Gul) wfll jbe
made as soon as possible.
The largest. project calls for the
bftilding of 12 1-2 miles of top-soil
surfaced highway in Newberry
counts', the section to be so im
i proved extending from Newberry
>along the Newberry-Wiitnbvt-u: inad
to Stroth er. The road will cost
approximately $47,500. according Jto
the highwaycommission's estimate.
Federal aid ha? been secured for
the project, only on the commis
sion's assurance that every effort
will be made to have "a bridge con
structed acrnss Bread river on this
road. * . . ~ ?* > *
Plans have also been c?uipleied
for a top soil surfaced6 r*jad "from
Martins to the Barnwell county
line in Allendale county, a dis
tance of 8 i-2 miles. This section
will cost appr6ximatfly.$30^ou.
The third project is for the
building of; 3 1-2 miles of sand
clay surfaced highway in Ker
shaw county. The road is a sec
tion of the Camden-Sumter road.
The estimated cost is placed- at
Annual Hearings Being Held
in Columbia
Columbia, Nov. 7.?The stan>
budget commission is in the midst
of its annual budget hearings, for
various departments of state gov
ernment, with a view to gathering
data on which to base the budget
for next year's appropriation bill,
the annual finance measure adopt
ed by the legislature.
The commission has heard
about a do..en department heads,
with regard to iheir needs for next
year, and a halt hundred more are
yet to be heard. Some of the
larger departments are yet to re
port. The secretary of state,
comptroller general, state treas
urer, adjutant general department
of printing, the welfare board, the
industrial schools and one or two
small departments have been
No hearings have been held this
week. Governor Harvey being in
Charleston for the first two days
of the week.
New York, Nov. 9.?The latest
figures on election returns show that
tne next senate will have fifty-two
Republicans and forty-pne Demo
crats. The house two hundred and
twenty-four Republicans and two
hundred and five Democrats.

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