800 Attend Picnic Near Bethune; Duncan Only Candidate There

Camden, Aug. 14. – The picnic and barbecue given at the Big Springs near Bethune Saturday was attended by about 800 people. Many more would have attended but for the fact Lynches creek was up and made crossing difficult in automobiles. Teams were there to pull the cars through but some who had intended being at the picnic did not care to take this chance of getting back as the creek was still rising. John T. Duncan was the only state candidate present. Mrs. Drake’s father was present and gave an excuse for his daughter’s absence. It would have necessitated a sixty mile drive in an automobile and as she, along with the other state candidates, have been kept on the go constantly, she did not feel that she could make the trip.

Dr. John G. Clinkscales, of Spartanburg, has been spending several days in the upper part of the county with Rev. Francis A. Budden. He spoke at Shiloh, Kershaw, Haile Gold Mine and Damascus churches. Saturday there was a picnic at Damasus church near Westville, and Dr. Clinkscales spoke to an appreciative audience in the morning. He spoke at Kershaw Sunday morning and again at Damascus church Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Those who heard him were well entertained, and it was a real pleasure to have him with them.

Evangelist A. S. Lockee, the Indian preacher, began a protracted meeting at the Wateree Mill Baptist church Sunday night. He held a meeting there some months ago and attracted large crowds.

The county campaign opens at Blaney today. There are twenty-five candidates in the field, nine of them for houses of representatives and four for the state senate.

August 14, 1922  Columbia Record (published as The Columbia Record)  
Columbia, South Carolina
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