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IF YOU WERE THERE INSTEAD OF HERE
If you should see a French child-a tiny gir
--sitting by the roadside, sobbing quietly becausE
she is too weak from hunger to crv very loud, You
would sell your watch to buy her breakfast.
If you should hear somewhere in the restlesZ
wards the low moan of an American soldier, vor
would gladly sit by him all night, if that wouk
save his life.
You are not there, but here, where these
sights and sounds are not brought home to you
But the Red Cross is there-and you can make il
Over there the Prussians are crucifying thIE
incarnate Liberty of Man, and they are making
the world black for little children!
The money you give to the Red Cross now will
give you the right, when the Beast is bea ten down,
to :hink: "There are happy children, clear eyed
women and strong men alive today, because my
money went across!"
WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT?
ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS AND GIVE
Have you ever lain in No Man's Land, with a
shattered thigh and a throat that burned with
Has your wife ever begged food for her chil
dren and herself at the mess-kitchen of a soldier's
Has your little son ever torn his mother's
hea:'t with a plaintive cry, day after day, for food
she couldn't give him?
Has your little daughter, clad in a ragged
dress, her only dress, ever shivered night after
night in the ruined cellar of what was once her
Ha yurcit: ve hen etryd- a. pow
dered, bricks, stone, timbers and all so ground in
to th e dust that one scarce knew where street end
ed and building began?.
it is exactly such suffering that the Red Cross
is organized, here and in Europe, to relieve.
The Red Cross asks for One Hundred Million
Dollars as the least it needs to carry on this work.
Cant you-dare you-refuse to give to this
work-and give till the heart says stop.
South Carolina has at last reached the million dollar mark in the
sales of War Savings Stamps. This figure was reached about May 1.
IIt marks an important stage of the War Savings campaign in this state,
4and the South Carolina War Savings Committee feels that now is the
time when the people of this state should become deeply impressed with
the magnitude of the War Savings problem that confronts South Carolina.
In the Third Liberty Loan, South Carolina's quota was neatly
$15,000,000, of the national quota of three billions of dollars. IN THE
WAR SAVINGS CAMPAIGN THE NATIONAL QUOTA IS TWO BIL
LtON DOLLARS, AND YET THIS STATE MUST RAISE $32,000,000
twice the amount allotted in the Liberty Loan. The Liberty Loan quota
was based on the state's bank resources; the War Savings quota is based
on the population, and during the year an average of $20 for each indi
vidual Is expected to be invested in War SavIngs Stamps. When it is
realized that no one individual can Invest in over $1,000 worth, the magni
tude of the campaign becomes evident. For the state to succeed, it'
means that practically every man, woman, and child must save during the
year, and lend the savings to the Government.
Fouir months have passed and South Carolina has purchased only one
million dollars' worth of the stamps-only one thirty-second of the
state's quota. Unless South Carolina purchases an average of four mil
lion dollars' worth monthly during the remaining months of the year, the
campaign will fal-and South Ca.rolina wR'l be branded as a slacker
state. South Carolina, which has freely given its men, will be known as
a state which failed to lend money at good interest' to back up those
fighting men, who are leaving for -the battle front with the confldent
assurance that the home people will stand by them. Let us save for
them,. so that their confidence will be justified.
We know that the people of this state can save thirty-two million
dollaus and lend it to the Government. We know they want to. We
be2eve they will-but not unless every man, woman, and child saves
reglarly, often, and conscientiously, and invests the money saved in War
Sautmgs Stamps, which bear interest at the rate of 4 per cent. per annum,
compounded quarterly. Our people must practice thrift-must dispense
wie the lavish purchase of non-essentials and lend the money instead td
the government. That means saving for victory, for humanity, for every
thiug that we hold dear.
Signs are encouraging. The first mIllion dollars' worth of stamps
have been sold, half of which were sold within the last six weeks. Dur
ing the past two months the weekly sales have been increasing substan
tially, and this increase must continue. Those who have not started sav
ing i this way should start without delay, while others should add con
stantly to their war savings certificates., The Goverrunent of the United
- States relies on the War Savings movement as one of the most powerful
weapons it can wield against Germany, and South Carolina must help
build the weapon. You are not asked to GIVE-merely to LEND-lend
at liberal Interest and on the strongest security the world knows.
Don't let South Carolina be known as a slacker state. Buy, Think,
and TaTk War Savings Stamps-invest In them to the limit of your
resources. It is a duty that only sla.ckers
will e'rade. S nce as little as 25c can start
a pe1.son buying war Savings Stamps. there .
c* he no excuse for any loya: American
not investing. Save-save for vicotory, for
maig o- South Casolina, for yourself,
nit~ Tha fee peope bw#8 dear.
DO NOT EAT THESE FOODS
WHICH CONTAIN WHEAT.
White Wheat Bread.
made from flour refined from the
starchy white center of the wheat
Whole Wheat Bread.
made from flour made from the
starchy center and some of the outer
brown layers (bran) of the wheat ker
Graham iread and Graham Crackers.
made frm flour containh,, all the
wheat kernel. includinz the bran.
GALLEY FIVE ... ...
Macaroni, Spaghetti. Noodles.
mde from wheat Four.
Wheat Breakfast Foods.
sold under various name. not
vertised as wheat products, made from
the whole oi- part of the wheat ker
contain 75 per cent wheat.
These Contain Nc Wheat.
Oatmeal, potatoes, rice, hominy,
barley, and 100 per ccnt substitute
100 Per Cent. Breads.
Corn pone, muffins, biscuits. all
kinds of bread made only from corn.
oats, barl6y and all the other wheat
These are usually made with baking
powder or soda and sour milk instead
of yeast and are sometimes known as
EAT NO WHEAT.
NO FLOUR TO BE SHIPPED
To the County Food Administrators:
On account of the surplus flour
which has accumulated for some time
past in several sections of the State
it has been necessary to issue an order
prohibiting the shipment of flour into
this State without the written author
ization of the State Food Administra
or or his agents.
Some of the Counties -r almost bare
of '1our and other Counties cannot dis
pose of the flour on hand.
The new order simply requires that
a report, samples of which are here
with enclosed. should be filed and if a
merchant's requirements warrant his
ordering flour his order will be ap
proved and forwarded.
This at first may occasion some
silght delay but since there is a large
supply of flour in the State I think
it will not cause inconvenience. Fur
ther details will be sent you as soon
as they are worked out.
Yours very truly,
Food Administrator for South Caro
To members of the Sumter County
ter and all otherarodtilod ar od inn
Council of Defense and all other in
Beginning Saturday, May 18th and
continuing thereafter if it is properly
port of the producers, on Wednesdays
and Saturdays of each week there will
be conducted at No. 128 North Main
Street, ..ppposite Court House Square,
Sumter S. C. between 9 o'clock A. M.
and 12 o'clock noon, a general County
Market Exchange under the aupices
of a committee of the Woman's Divi
sion of the Sumter County Council of
This Market Management which
will be under the systematic business
management of a committee of lad
ies and gentlemen, will adopt and en
force an approved scale of prices for
all products offered which will be fair
to producers and consumers alike, arnd
we will handle all kinds of home pro
duced and home conserved foods.fresh
vegetables, fruits, canned, dried, pre.
served, or pickled, dairy products, pou.
try products, or anything usually pro.
duced or preserved at home.
This cooperative enterprise serves
several will defined, useful purposes,
during these extraordinary times
which demand thrift, economy. home
products and home patronage. It will
educate the producer and consumer
educating the producers in the busi
ness like art of the neat, sanitary,and
attractive preparation of products, in
merchantable and marketable shape:
and educating the consumers in the
economical and thrifty custom of buy.
ing in economical and balanced propor
tions, while at the same time dividing
equitably among the producers and
the consumers a margin of profit by
the elimination of the middleman 's
Kindly use your personal influence
in advertising this market, and also
do your full duty as a producer and
consumer in supporting it.
Mrs. Nina M. Solomons,
Edorsed by the County Food Adminis
tration .G A. and E. I. Reardon, Coun
ty Food Administrators.
FOR SALE-Baby Grand Chevrolet,
cheap. 1916 model, new parts
throughout, in good condition. T. G.
Castles, Winnisboro, S. C. 45-4Sr
FOR SA LE-500 lbs. cotton seed
hulls; 1 sack cotton seed meal: 41 rds
5 ft fencing @ 40c. per rdi. C. A.
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