The Gaffney Ledger from Gaffney, South Carolina on September 28, 1920 · Page 1
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Gaffney, South Carolina
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Tuesday, September 28, 1920
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V I THE 'GAFFNEY LCDGEH I I; CHEROKEE'S BEST t ; ADVERTISING MEDIUM J i i, REACH 39,CG3 PEOPLE J IN CHEROKEE f w h N THROUGH THE LEDGER I ESTABLISHED FEBRUARY 13, 1894. GAFFNEY, S. C, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1920. $4.00 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE. A NEWSPAPER IN ALL THAT THE WORD IMPLIES AND DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTEREST OF THE PEOPLE OF CHEROKEE COUNTY. "IIORT NEWS ITBIS FIRST FOOTBALL r OF LOCAL INTEREST GAME FRIDAY P. M. ANOTHER CHANCE GRAIN AND COVER FOR LOCAL WOMEN CROPS NECESSARY VETERANS ATTEND SAYS PROHIBITION REUNION OF 30TH MEANS BIG SAVING r IN ASHEVILLE TODAY AND TO- DRY LAW CREDITED WITH MUCH CITY AND COUNTY EVENTS LAURENS TEAM COMING FOR NOTED. j CONTEST. ONE MORE OPPORTUNITY TO NOW IS TIME FOR PLANS AND REGISTER. I PREPARATIONS. MORROW. GOOD. v Uv y ft W I )' I j I J v fill 1" "t" Recent Happening in and Around the City and Other Event Gath- ered by The City Reporter. r The singing school conducted at Globe Mill by Prof. Joy W. Humphries will come to a clone Wednesday evening with appropriate exercises, it has been announced. A pleasing program has been arranged for the occasion. The public is invited to attend. Friends of Mrs. N. W. Wilkins, of Cowpens, wiil regret to learn tnat she lias undergone a serious operation in a Uaifney hospital. 1 ne necessity ior the operation .was due principally to the severe shock Mrs. Wilkins received ijian automobile accident several days ago. The Kirby Seed Company is now distributing the free clover seed which it offered to Cherokee county farmers last summer. Only 125 applications were received before the expiration of the time limit on the offer, but a large number were sent in too late to secure the seed. Lieut. Earl J. Carpenter, of the U. S. army aviation service, stationed at Camp Jackson, left yesterday for Columbia after spending the week end in the city with relatives. Lieut. Carpenter is expecting to be transferred from Camp Jackson to one of the large flying fields at an early date. Miss Ray Macomson, the woman treasurer for the democratic national campaign fund in Cherokee county, yesterday acknowledged the following contributions of $1 each: Miss Mayme Jefferies, Mrs. J. D. Goude-lock, Mrs. W. H. Smith, Miss Ray Macomson, Mrs. K. A. Settlemyer, and S. L. Settlemyer. C. M. Dicus, who is in the generar contracting business, has brought his family here from Western North Carolina and has moved into the Russell Apartments on Victoria avenue. Mr. Ulcus will make Gaiinev his head quarters. C. E. A. Lathrop, who is connected with the Gaffney Filling sell Apartments. Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Cudd will leave touay ior tnanocte, in. Vj., wnere .ur. H'.jidd will have charge of the Sal a- .inn rm v w t ric in ii iiri n l , ; r . i ' A 1 XT 1L 1 11 . I He was in charge of the local post for , he was given a furlough, a part of which he spent in Spartanburg. For UiC JJtlM OWO Ul LIJIU Wt'fKS IK' been employed at Parkers. A large crowd gathered at the Cherokee Drug Company Saturday evening to be present when the candy drawing took place. The holders oi the lucky numbers were: Miss Connie Wilkins, Brossie Byers, Arthur Fairy, Nesbitt Spake and Virgil Smith. Each received a one pound box of fine candy. The drawings will be held every Saturday night, , it has been announced. Maynard Smyth, secretary of the board of directors of the Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture, yesterday said that the directors have not as yet made arrangements for the employment of a temporary secretary. TJfus matter was referred to a special committee consisting of R. A. Dob-son, H. M. Brown and G. G. Byers. It is expected that the officials of the organization will have some announcement to make within a few days. S-Miss Ray Macomson, secretary of the home service section of the Red Cross, yesterday announced that she has received a supply of Victory Medal application blanks which she will fill out for all former soldiers who wish to secure the medal. Enlisted men are required to so:il in a copy of their discharge. Miss Macomson stated that those desiring her to make out the application should bring their discharge certificates' to her office on East Frederick street. L. W. Jolly, of Piedmont, Spartanburg county, formerly a resident of Cherokee county, was a visitor in the city last week. Mr. Jolly recently i ...1 i. CCA - ,lj . I' a vaiueu cil .pou its u luhiuu vx poison developed from eating butter bean vines. Two other cows that were poisoned in the same manner were saved by a treatment consisting of raw eggs, coffee and linseed oil. Mrs. Jolly and the children -pulled the bean vines in the garden and threw them over into the adjoining pasture. Within a short time after eating the v(yes the cows were desperately sick, and one died within an hour. Special Service. Greenville, Sept. 25. Announce-Jrjrnt was made today by the disvision officers here of the Southern railway that special Pullman cars would be run from Columbia, Spartanburg and Greenville for the convenience of the Confederate veterans and families who will attend the reunion in- Houston, Tex., October 6-8.' The cars will leave these points on regular scheduled trains, the Columbia car leaving the city at 7:05 a. m., October 4, the Spartanburg car at 10:40 a. m. and the Greenville car at 11:50 a. m. The specif' oars will arrive at Houston Octobe5. Pigskin Exhibition Will Be Given at Limestone College Field Local's I Proapectf Bright. "Third down and ten yards to go!" j That will be the cry on the Limestone College athletic field Friday af-j ternoon when the Gafl'ney High school i football team meets the Laurens 'school team in the first game of the .... ! i ii i season. I he game win ue eaueu promptly at 4 o'clock. The local' team is working hard and is expected to be in first-class condition by Friday afternoon. Strenuous practice is being carried out every day under the coaching of C. C. Hubbard and Prof. W. C. Taylor, superintendent of the schools. Considerable attention is being given to the wor-ward pass and other aggressive tactics. More time is being devoted to the art of offense and defense, as the coaches believe that the best way to win a game is to take it, not waiting for the opponents to give it away. Everotte Taylor m the manager of the Gafl'ney team. A schedule calling for eight games, and possibly more, is being arranged so that every other game will be played in Gaffney. This will give the fans here an opportunity to see four, and perhaps, five contests this season. An admission of 25 and 50 cents will be charged at the game Friday afternoon. As the Limestone College athletic field is not enclosed, it is planned to collect from the spectators the required amount and tag each one to show that the fee has been paid. The sale of season tickets, good for all games of foot ball, basketball and baseball played here, for $2.50 each has proven rather slow so far, it is reported. The matter of issuing separate season tickets for the respective sports is now under consideration. The basketball season does not begin un til thanksgiving, at which time tha football season ends. It is absolutely necessary to have money with which to pay necessary expenses for football, basketball and baseball teams, as everyone knows. If the people of Gaffney support the local school's efforts properly the boys wilj feel encouraged to do their best to win every contest. The football team is only partially outfitted at present. The school athletic association owns thirteen pairs of uniform breeches, no jerseys and practically no other equipment. Nearly all of the boys have sweaters, headgear, pads, etc., of their own. Prof. Taylor yesterday said that he feds confident that G. H. S. will win game from Laurens Friday afternoon. This will give the locals great encouragement, and, it is believed, will be the beginning of a successful season in spite of the fact that games are already booked with several strong teams. MORE THAN 1,000 PRESENT CHEROKEE AVENUE SCHOOL Record Breaking Attendance Nearly Doubles Goal Fixed for Rally Day Last Sunday. Members of the Cherokee Avenue Baptist church were a proud and happy lot Sunday, and they had a perfect right to be for the Sunday school of that church broke all previous records for attendance with a full 1,014 present, according to the report of the secretary compiled from the roll calls. Sunday was rally day at the Cherokee Avenue church, and a goal of 750 present had been set. The number actually in attendance practically doubled the largest previous record. Boys and girls, and men and women, came from every section and direction until the church was filled to overflowing. The building was too small to accomodate all. The success of the rally day, according to statements made yesterday by J. M. Hamrick, pastor of the church, was largely due to personal work carried out under the direction of E. E. Reid, superintendent of the Sunday school. No special campaign or other "high pressure" methods to secure attendance were used. The weather was excellent, which was another important factor in the final results. Promotion and rally day will be held in the Sunday schools of the First Baptist and Buford Street Methodist churches next Sunday, it has been announced. Fair Date Postponed. Anderson, Sept. 26. The Lebanon fair has been postponed a week, on account of conflicting fairs. It will be held in October. This is the fair for big hogs and is a' great credit to this community. Grace Hawkins. Grace, the eight months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Hawkins, died at the home of her parents Saturday. The interment took place Sunday at Providence Baptist church. Two Stood Examination. Only two applicants stood the clerk-carrier examination held at the Gaffney postoffice Saturday. If both qualify, one will be named a regular carrier and the other will be appointed a substitute. Chairman of League of Women Vot- ers Calls Attention to Importance of Full Citizenship. Cherokee county women will have one more opportunity to register be fore the presidential election. 'lhist.r crops a,i i,.ss (,oUon been will be next Friday and Saturday, j nlail(.,l to about 300 1-ading Cherokee when J. W. Waters, a member of the j counry planters and farmers Cy S. C. county registration board, will be at i striblinir. countv f..rm fl,,m0iiKtration the county court house for the purpose of issuing certificates to .feminine applicant . Mrs. Bertha T. Munsell, of Columbia, chairman of the South Carolina League of Vomen Voters, has issued a statement to her fellow citizens in which she urges the importance of all woiik u qualifying themselves for the ballot, and the necessity of studying citb: mship. .Mrs. Munsell also takes advantage of the opportunity to express the hope that the women jf South Carolina will do their full share in raising the national democratic campaign fund. Mrs. Munsell's statement follows: "Our beloved Dr. Anna Shaw always drew herself up with pride when she could address her audiences as Fellow Citizens, and it is certainly with a feeling cf pride and satisfaction that I can say 'Fellow Citizens and Co-Workers' to you. There is some very important and definite work for us to undertake in our new responsibilities as citizens and this work must be taken up in intelligent systematic and understanding way in order to secure the interest and co operation of every woman voter m South Carolina. "1st. The women must register, and this can only be accomplished by organized .effort ask the county election board please to open the books to the women for one or more days .before October 2nd. If no compensation is provided ask legislative delegation to arrange for this when the legislature convenes, in some counties some of the women have arranged to tai;e the election board ever the county hi an automobile in order to give as many women as. possible an opportunity to register. . "2nd. Urge that a course in Citizenship is put on the program of every womans club in the State, a splendid course ot twelve lessons can be secured from Mrs. Carrie Mc. C. Patrick, Chairman American Citizenship League cf Women Voters, Anderson, S. C. Any group of women who wish to organize a Local League of Women voters may do so and secure full information by writing ' nie at Headquarters, Columbia, S. C. "3rd. 1 hope the women will do all they can to assist Mrs. Robert A. Cooper, State Chairman for the "Dollar Campaign." The League of Women Voters organization all over the State has responded so splendidly to this call and with their past experience and training I feel sure that the Democratic women of South Carolina can and will do everything in 'then-power to materially aid in raising a fund that South Carolina will !e proud of. "The women of our State are a great untried power striving for the best interests .of our homes and communities and it is only by co-operation and c!gar,ization uu: we can expect to get results." : , LEGION DELEGATES GATHER FOR SECOND CONVENTION Many Thousands of Former Fighting Men Pour Into Cleveland for Big Meeting. Cleveland, Sept. 26. Many thousands strong, an army of American fighting men poured into Cleveland today and tonight, the advance guard of delegates, members and visitors from every state in the union, to attend the second annual rnnvpntion nf the American legion which opens here 1 Monday morning and continues three days. Local arrangements for the convention are complete and tonight the ! downtown section is elaborately! decorated with flag, buntiner and legion emblAns. Twenty-five to 30,000 legionaires are expected to be here and maren ; in the monster parade on Monday. I Kegirtration clerks were swamped in an effort to register the thousands oi iormer soldiers, sailors and ma- rines, many of whom have traveled nuncirecis oi miles to attend the meet- turns, Is Locked Up. ing- 1 Aiken, Sept. 26. Dalton Hall, Hundreds of women were among serving a ten-year sentence on the the arrivals, many of whom earned Aiken county chaingang for killing stripes for servict as Red Cross Foster Kale, stepped away from the nurses with the troops in France. chaingang camp at Bath and was The report of Robert H. Yandal, married in August to Miss Adeline national treasurer, was read to the Dillon, daughter of George Dillon, of executive committee t6day. The re- Langley. Hall returned to the camp, ports covering the period from De- but was promptly placed under guard cember 19, 1919, to August 28, 1920, and lodged in Aiken jail at 1 a. m. was accompanied by reports from Saturday morning, certified public accountants showing Hall saves the county about $12 a that the legion's deficit of approxi- day. He is an expert mechanic, re-mately $350,000 in February, 1920, pairing county trucks. Commissioner had been wiped out by August 31, Busbee stated today that a guard 1920, and that the legion has liquid would be placed over Hall if he was assets more than sufficient to pay off worked on the chaingang. Hall may its entire indebtedness. be sent to the State penitentiary. 1 , Besides Supplying Food, Hay and Feedstuff, Will Improve Land That j Has Been Overworked. A letter emphasizing the import- jance of planting more grain and cov- agent. The suggested crops should be put in the ground by the first of December, and for this' reaso.i it is considered advisable for the farmers to make their plans and begin preparations at once, Mr. Stribling's letter, which was mailed Saturday, follows: "We believe that the plan of the American Cotton Association to reduce the acreage planted to cotton and increase the acreage planted in corn, grains and hay crops has hit the nail squarely on the head and we take this mems of sounding an earnest plea to the farmers of Cherokee county to adopt and put to practice this recommendation. Unless this part of their pl;n is carried out, to our way" of thinking the cause for which they are fighting is cripled. The time has come when we must live at home. There is no reason why our hard earned money should be sent away to the markets of the northwest for high priced hay and other feed-stuffs which we can raise here. Neither is there any reason why we should depend on other states for bread and meat. Not only this, but the soils of our country are becoming fearfully overworked because of a one-crop, cotton system. We therefore earnestly urge you as an outstanding farmer in your community to not only plant a reasonable acreage this1 fall on your own farm in grain or some hay or cover crop, such as rye, clover or vetch or a mixture of these with oate and wheat, but that you insist that your tenants and neighbors do the same. This decision will call for immediate action for all of these crops should be planted before the first of December. "This policy we consider a strong one not only for meeting the present conditions but for any year and we will gladly offer our assistance in helping get the necessary seed and inoculation and in helping to get these crops started. "What is your answer?" MISSION STUDY RALLY TO BE HELD TOMORROW NIGHT Program to be Carried Out by Ep-Worth League of Buford Street Church is Announced. For the mission study rally night at the BuforH Street Methodist church Wci'u'enday evening the Epworth Lciurue ban arranged the following program: "Inspiring Stories frcm Foreign Mission Fields." Leader- -Miss Mattie Mae Pierson. Song, 637. Scripture Lesson, Psalm 46:1-8 by Leader. Song, 636. Bible Story, Joseph, a Missionary to Egypt. Genesis chapters 39-47 Miss Sara Littlejchn. Scripture references. The Spirit that carried Paul to Calatia and Greece. Acts 14:23-27 Mrs. Floyd Baker. Acts 13:44-52 Miss Flov Sarratt. Acts 22:12-21 Miss Mayme Jef feries Acts 16:9-10 Mrs. W. R. Lipscomb, Jr. Prayer Rev. W. A. Fairy. Solo Mrs. II. C. Moore. Modern Stories of Missionary Life: 1. Vision and Detevmi'iati jii (William Carey) Floyd Baker. 2. A Missionary Explorer (David 'Livingston) W. R. Tanner. 3. A mother in Israel (Mary Slessor of Calabor) Mrs.. J. C. Miller. 4. Seven Year.; for a Convert (Robert Morrison) B. B. Morgan. I 5. An Opportunity of Medical Aid. 'Mrs. Louis Wood. ! The organization of a Mission Studv Class Miss Rose Ballenger, Supt. of ! Missionary Dept. ' Song, 654. Song, 633. League Benediction. CONVICT GETS MARRIED. Walks Away From Camp, Wed, Re- Entertainments Calore Have Been Planned for Soldiers of the Old Hickory Division. Veterans "f the .'i'lfh division are in Asheville attending the second reunion of the Old Hickory Association today and tomorrow. A large number of Cherokee c; ,;!; so!l;ei", were members of this division and quite a number have .mn to the North .rolina city for the two days nwci- ::i V ' ' iil h1.' the second anni- vc":-a:y of the launching of the attack by the Old Hickory division, and the "JVcnty -seventh division,, which resulted in the first breach in the Hin- den'mrg Line. Official credit has I.e.!! given by the War Department '.: the Thirtieth, composed of National Guards), en of South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee for making the breach in the supposedly impregnable line of fortifications. A feature of today's urogram will be a short parade by the veterans, which was requested by the city of Asheville. It has been requested by the association that as many members as can wear their uniforms for the parade, if not for the entire reunion. Col. Holmes B. Springs, of Greenville, is president of the veterans' organization, and Frank P. Bowen, o: Knoxville, is secretary. The program for the reunion in- hides addresses by A! aj. Gen. George W. Read, who commanded the division during its first days in France, and later was in command of the Second American corps, which was formed of the Thirtieth and Twenty-seventh divisions. Brig. Gen. Edward M. Lewis, who succeeded Gen. Read as division commander, also accepted an invitation ti deliver an address. Major Gen. John F. Morrison, who organized the division at Camp Sevier, informed the committee on ar rangements that he would be present' it he found it possible. Gen. L. 1). Tyson, who commanded the Fifty-ninth infantry brigade, and Gen. Samuel L. Faison, who commanded the Sixtieth infantry brigade, have both signified their intention to attend the reunion. Gen. Tyson is on the program for an address. Secretary Josephus Daniels, of the Navy Department, will deliver an address, as will Judge Jeter McK. Pritchard, of the United States Circuit Court of Appeals. , Several other speakers of note are on the program. Election of officers, selection of the reunion place for 1921, and routine business will be disposed of Wednesday. Entertainments galore have been prepared by citizens of Asheville for the veterans, according to reports received here. Dances will be in order every night at all of the hotels and at other places, while receptions will be tendered by churches, amusements be tendered by churches, amusement halls, and vari us organizations. Fireworks displays will add a scenic touch to the evenings. Free quarters and meals will be furnished veterans. SPECIAL MOOSE MEETING HERE ON THURSDAY NIGHT Ministers, Teachers, Mothers and Public Generally Invited to Court House Gathering. - Officials of Gaffney Lodge No. 1385, Loyal Order of Moose, yestevt'iy announced that a special public r.-eeting will be held Thursday evening at 8 o'clock in the-court house. Pastors of local churches, school teachers, and ladies will be given special invitations to be present. The principal speaker will be John W. Tinsley, of Spartanburg, distri t .-.ii!Kr-ior for South Carolina. Ben Hill Br.own, also of Spartanburg, and prominent in Moose circles in this section of the stat; may be one of the speakers Thursday evening. , In a letter to George L. Stephenson, secretary of the local lodge, Mr. Tinsley says that he intends to talk along lines that will make more IVtoni'p Vr ths oder among those who are not members. He is especially anxious to have the ministers, teachers and mothers present, as he says that he is sure he can give them all some pointers on "raising children." The Gaffney Lodge now has a membership of 66. Plans are being made for increasing the interest in the semi-monthly meetings with a view of developing the organization into one of the strongest in the state. Eunice Huskev. Eunice, the 22-months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Huskey, died at the home of her parents in the Macedonia section of the county Thursday. ' The funeral and burial took place Friday at Macedonia church. To Pre-war Figures. Elkhart, Ind., Sept. 24. Announcement was made today by the Crow-Elkhart Motor corporation that all models of its output had been reduced to pre-war figures. The action was taken, it was stated, because of general conditions in the industry. Governor of Maine Declares Future Citizens Will Not be Afflicted with Drink Habit. Washington, SeplAiS.- Prohibition was credited with prociucing a saving of two billion dollars for the nation in the last year by Governor MiHiken, of Mdiie, in addressing the closing session tonight of the fifteenth International Conres.-, Against Alcoholism, ' "Prohibition," h- declared, "has ; made most kinds of business better' and has injured no legitimate busi-j itess except that of the undertaker." i "The three outstanding results of ', prohibition," he said "are the saving I of about two billion dollars' waste in expenditure, a tremendous increase in the efficiency of labor and startling decrease in crime with its attendant proverty and wretchedness. "From .the standpoint of practical government, however, the most important contribution that prohibition has made to the welfare of the nation is to be found in the simple fact that a new generation will be growing up untainted by the liquor habit and unhampered by the conditions of squalor and wretchedness which the liquor habit has imposed upon so many thousand innocent children in the-past." Into Legitimate Trade. Referring to the economic benefits of prohibition, Governor Milliken declared that the nation's drink bill formerly amounted to two billion dollars annually, and this money he declared, "now finds its way into the normal channels of legitimate trade." "The 'grocers, the clothiers, amusement proprietors and the banks," he added, "are getting the niuiiey that formerly went for drink. Hotels that fancied themselves dependent on the liquor business are doing the best business in their history without it. "Prohibition has not only eliminated an enormous waste in expenditure, but. it has greatly increased the efiici.ncy of labor. The average life of a la-. boring man is longer under prohibition; he does better work while he is at it and he works more steadily. A report from one large labor agency in an industrial section is typical. It is stated that out of 35,000 men employed by that agency when the country was, wet, the average ' length of time that the man remained on the job was less than thirty days. The average more than doubled with the first year of prohibition." WALKING TO SAN FRANCISCO. Young Man Will Get Fortune if He Makes Trip in. Six Months. If Dixon Dodgers, son of a New York capitalist, reaches San Francisco before next February and walks every mile of the way he will be worth $2,000 more than he was six months ago. Rydgers is "hiking" from New York to California. He spent a few hours in Gafl'ney Sunday, leaving in the afternoon for Spartanburg. Rodgers, who said he served 22 months overseas with the American army, left New York on August 17. Since starting out on the cross continent trip he said he had averaged walking 45 iTiile3 a day. The object of the trip, the former soldier and sailor said, is to receive $2,000, which Rodger's father has offered as a gift to his son, provided he completes the trip with a period of six months. Rodgers said his father has promised to meet his son upon arrival in San Francisco and present tne money. Rodgers said Sunday he had encountered no trouble on the trip. He was apparently in the best of spirits and expressed confidence that be would reach the Pacific coast state before February 17. WOFFORD COLLEGE OPENED. Spartanburg Boys College Has Splendid Prospects. Spartanburg, Sept. 24. Students of Wotford college today began their regular work of the new college year and Dr. Henry Nelson Snyder, president of the institution, announced that he expects an enrollment of atvroxi-mately 550 students this year. " The college year was officially ushered in yestenlay morning in the college chaptl when a number cf addresses wet. heard frcm various ministers and prominent business men cf the city. It was announced tint a class cf lo7 lreshmen have matvicu-latad already. A reception was held at Carlisle-hall last nignt, at which a large number cf young ladies from the city were present. Several new members 1 ave been added to the faculty, among them Capt. G. R. N. Cornish, professor of military science and tactics. Coal Shortage in Sight. Greenville, Sept. 25. To relieve the coal shortage existing here and in other cities of the state the Chamber of Commerce announces that it will take the most drastic action possible. Less than a thousand tons of coal are on hand here and dealers report that they have no assurance of immediate relief.

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