Camden Is Making Big July 4 Plans

Five Military Companies to Participate in Program – Other Camden News.

Camden, June 12. – Extensive preparations are being made for the biggest Fourth of July celebration Camden has ever had. There will be five military companies here for the day. A band of twenty-two pieces from Union, will furnish the music. A grand parade will be one of the attractions. Baseball games will be played. Some prominent speakers will be heard, amoun them Camden’s favorite son, Judge M. L. Smith. One big table will be erected on Sarefield golf club grounds, which will be the meeting place for all visitors, and a picnic dinner will be served. All of the ladies from the county as well as the ladies from the town, are asked to bring baskets of dinner, and it will all be placed upon the one big table. All of the amusements for the day will be free. Camden is expecting a record-breaking crowd.

Herman Baum, a recent graduate of the Camden high school, was a competitor in the Firestone essay contest. There were 65 contestants from 41 schools of the state. Herman Baum was the winner of the first prize. The second prize went to Miss Virginia Wauchope, of Columbia, and the third prize to a contestant in Lexington. Mr. Firestone gives a gold medal to the winners of the first prize in each of the 48 states, and Mr. Baum’s friends in Camden congratulate him upon being the winner of the first prize. All of the first prize essays are sent to Washington, D. C., to be passed upon there in a contest for a 4 year scholarship in any college which the contestant may select, with all expenses paid, which will amount to about $4,000. The essay of Herman Baum was forwarded to Washington Saturday. The subject of the essays was: “How Good Roads are Improving My Community.”

Ernest Sanders, a young white man of the Blaney section, was arrested Saturday by Constable W. L. Stokes, charged with violating the prohibition law. He had something over a half gallon of whisky in his possession. He had been suspected of handling the stuff for some time. He was later released on bond.

Charlie Wells, formerly of Manning, but who has been residing in Missouri for sometime, stopped over in Camden a short while Saturday. He was returning to Manning, making the trip through the contry, accompanied by his bride. He was married about three weeks ago.

The election upon the bond issue of $200,000 for the purpose of paving some of the main streets of Camden, will be held Tuesday. The election and will likely be carried in favor of the bond issue.

Mrs. E. G. Kirven and children, of Darlington, spent Sunday in Camden with Mrs. Kirven’s parents. They were accompanied by Miss Hilda Yates.

Westville and Long Branch baseball teams crossed bats in Camden Saturday afternoon. The score was 15 to 3 in favor of Long Branch.

June 12, 1922  Columbia Record (published as The Columbia Record)  
Columbia, South Carolina
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