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T. M. SEAWELL & P. M. DEES
TERMS IN ADVANCE
One Year ...........- .................$1.50
Six M onths ...... ... ------------ ---- - g - -
Four Months ................ ............. .50
THE RED CROSS CAMPAIGN.
Henry P. Davison, Chairman of the War Coun
cil of the American Red Cross, has issued to
the 2854 Chapters and the 22,000,000 members
of the Red Cross the following statement outlin
ing the future policy of the American Red Cross:
To the 3854 Chapters and 22,000,000 members of
The American Red Cross:
The whole American people will be invited in
the week preceding Christmas to enroll as mem
bers of the Red Cross. It is confidentially be
lieved that there need by no further campaigns
for Red Cross funds, but, instead, the annual Roll
Call will constitute the foundation of the Red
Cross. The people should therefore know as de
finitely as possible the plans of this, their nation
al humanitarian society.
Since the armistice was signed, I have had an
opportunity tq confer in Paris with the heads of
all American Red Cross Commissions in Europe,
and later in Washington with the President of
the United States, the War Council of the Red
Cross, the Managers of the fourteen Red Cross
divisions of the United States and with the heads
of our departments at National Headquarters. I
am, therefore, able to speak with knowledge and
assurance in saying that the beneficient work of
the American Red Cross is to go forward on -
great scale- not alone,,.as heretofore, f i pur
poses of relief of war, but as an agency of peace
and permanent human service.
Since America's entry into the war, the pur
pose of our Red Cross has been, primarily, to ai1
our army and navy in the care of our own men
under arms, and, secondly, to extend relief to the
soldiers, sailors and civilians of those nations
which were fighting our battles along with their
own. With the funds which have been so gener
ously contributed by the American, people this
war work of the Red Cross will continue and be
completed with all possibe sympathy and energy.
Wherever our soldiers and sailors may be the
Red Cross will stay with them until they are de
Wish their cu.
BELOW WE MENTION A FEW GIl
MEN AND BOYS
Suits for men. and boys.
Overcoats for men.
Pants for men and Boys5.
Rain Coats for men and Boys.
Hats for men and boys.
Caps for Men and Boys.
Sik shirts for men.
Shirts for Men and Boys.
Wool gloves, Dress Gloves, Neckties, Belts,
Suits for men, Under shirts and Drawers
Suits for Boys.
Sweaters for Men and Boys. Wright Shirts
Overall Suits. Boys' Overalls.
Men's and Boys' Rubbers.
M1en's and boys' Suspenders.
Hosiery for Men and Boys.
Watches, 15 Jewel Elgin and Waltham 25
cases at .....-.
15 Jewel Elgin with Silverode Cases for .
20 year Gold Filled cases at......-...
A pair of every day or Dress Shoes to fit an'
mobilized. Nothing which we may do will be
left undone either for the men in the war zone,
for those returning, for those in the camps and
hopsitals or for their families at home to whom
will continue to be devoted the ministrations of
the Red Cross Home Service. In this latter ef
lort 500,000 trained Red Cross workers are now
engaged at 2500 different places throughout the
The problems of reconstruction.involving feed-,
ing and caring for the distressed civilion popu
lations of Europe, are of such magnitude that'
necessarily they must be met very largely by the
Governments of our Allies, with whom our own-i
Government will cooperate.
The great task of fighting tuberculosis, pro
moting child welfare and caring for refugees,with
which the American Red Cross has concerned it
self so effectively in France, Italy and Belgium.
wil be at an early date assumed by the Govern
ments, the Red Cross organizations and the re-0
spective societies of those countries which,now
they are released from the terrific burden of wag
ing war, naturally desire to take care, as far as
they can, of their own people.
The war program -f the American Red Cross
Nwill thus steadily and rapidly merge itself into a
peace program. The wake of thp war will, how
ever, reveal the 'prevalence of disease and give i
rise to epidemics and emergencies which in all
parts of the world will call for unlimited volun
tary effort, the cutting of red tape and the mani
festation of those qualities of human sympathy
which government action cannot display.
Here will be the opportunity for the American 1
Red Cross. But even our Red Cross must noti
act and cannot act most effectively alone;we must
l1cbor in cooperation with the National Red-Cross I
and relief societies of other nations, to that end
and that not alone the heart of America but the
heart of all mankind may be mobilized on behalf
of suffering humanity.
While, therefore, the plans of the American
Red Cross in this direction cannot be formulated
specifically in advance of the general relief pro
gram of the. allied governments, the American
Red Cross-is nevertheless planning to develop its
permanent organization in this country upon a
scale never before contemplated in time of peace.
The commissions which are now conducting the
activities of the American Red Cross in foreign
countries, as well as the temporary war organi
zation in this country, will as a matter of course
stomers and friends
.Come to this po:
firsf place when
town before the
arters, Union over.
or Men. Uion
You have only a
for Men. Men's
to decide what (
each member of
year Gold filled
man or boy.
ultimately merge their energies with those of the:,
permanent organization of the Red Cross.
With the war has developed the striking and!
important fact that many men and women., some
of whom had with great success devoted their
lives entirely to business.came into the Red Cross
organization at the outset of the war simply that
they might serve their country, but have realized
such a satisfaction to themselves in the oppor
tunity to serve mankind that they now desire to
become a part of the permanent peace organiza
tion of the American Red Cross.
There may, therefore, be perfect confidence that
the peace activities of the American Red Crpss
will be conducted under able and inspiring lead
ership. The Chapters will maintain their or
ganizations upon a scale adequate to the new de
mands to be made upon them. Local committees
mittees will indeed appreciate more and more the
value of having in their midst strong and effi
cient Red Cross Chapters. The Divisional organi
zations, with honorary and permanent staffs,will
be maintained-always ready for service;and Na
tional Headquarters will have a large and effici
ent personnel to direct the activities of the or
ganization as a whole.
Study is being made by the national organiza
tion not alone to problems of international re
lief, but to plans in this country for enlarged
home service, the promotion of public health edu
cation, development of nursing, the care and pre
vention of accidents, and other correlated lines
which may contribute to the health and hoppi
ness of men, women and children. Such plans I
when developed will, it is believed, provide both
for -world relief and for home community ser
vice, and thus constitute a channel for the con
tinued and useful expression by Red Cross work-!,
ers and members of those qualities of sympathy
and love which our phole people have poured out i
so unstintedly during this war.
For the completion of its war work and for the:
institution of its peace program, the Red Cross
is fortunately in a healthy financial condition.
Abundant occasion for the use of large funds, of',
money and great quantities of garments and oth
er supplies will continue to arise, but it is be
lieved that there will be no further need for in
tensive campaigns for funds. The work of sup-!
plementing governmental activities, which the
Red Cross will be called on to do in all parts of
the world, will be upon a great scale, but it will
call for human service rather than for large
~a MERRY CHRIS
urs New Year.
-A pair of Chocola
agggaMGA pair of Gun M
S4.00, S4.50, $5.0'
Fine White Kid
pular store the Nice quality whi
. . Red Room Slippi
you arrive in Ladis'4,All-wool si
1 *i.~i- Ladies' Georgett<
StOCK iS piked r adies' Silk Cre!
j Ladies' Silk Petti
$20.00, $22.50. S2
few days left Misses' and Chikq
ltS to buy for Gloves, silk andi
to S1.50 pr.
the family. 'Sweaters for La
ors. 25 per cent.
Underwear for L
A pretty assottn1
- The Home of Re<
Kabo, the Live M1
. All-leather Shoes
The Roll Call of the nation is thus to be call
Ad at Christmas time that, through enrollment
in their Red Cross, the American pople may
;end a message to our soldiers still overseas and
-o the poples of the world that we are not content
nerely withseeing our arms united with our al
les in victory but that our abiding purpose is
;hat the love, the sympathy and the intelligence
,If all American shall be re-dedicated to the per
rnanent-service of mankind.
WHAT DOES PEACE MEAN TO THE WORLD?
Has the sudden cessation of war pictured to,
your mind a joyous epoch, to disengage your
thoughts of its horror and lull you sense of duty.
ts a loyal American in the gigantic task that
now confronts the American Red Cross to over
come? The task of reconstruction and restora
The frightful carnage of battlefields; the ago
nies of dying men; the writhings of the wounded;
the bucheries of civilians and non-combatants
have ceased. The death and atrocities dealt to
the unarmed men an women who, with the em
blem of the Red Cross flaming on their bodies,
were wantonly murdered in their unselfish, un
Caltering service to humanity; will no longer be
The deafening crash of the deadly bombs;
dropped from God's heights in the air on hapless
hospitals behind the lines; the last moans of
the-wounded; the agonized shrieks of the nurses;
and most awful noise of all; the 'gluttoned snarl'
of the beasts whose hands sowed incarnate woe
on defenseless women and their helpless charges,
are forever. stilled.
No vocabulary of the combined tongues of civ
ilization will ever be able to describe, nor pen, the
ruin of the anguish; the suffering and the death,
the abnekation of self, and the spiritual bravery
,nd heroism that have signalize the records of
Now in the wake of Peace lies the blight of hu
manity. The most heroic work the world has
ever faced,now faces the Red Cross in its new and
mighty problems of rescue for millions left in the
nath of war's destruction.
That membrship asks for but two things
YOUR HEART AND ADOLLAR. Can less'be
asked to do so much? Your willing Dollar is
magnified a thousand fold in your allegiance to
the Christmas Roll Call. Remember the words
of our beloved President: "I summon you to th;
TMAS and a.
'V GIFT SUGGESTIONS FOR
DIES AND MISSES
te Tan Shoe,. ... $6.00, S$7.00, and $8.50
tal or Kid Shoes, all leather, $3.00, $3.50,
), $6.00, 87.00 and $7.50.
Boots,. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ....$12.50
te canvas boots,.. .. .. .. .. .. ...$5.00
~rs in assorted colors.
e de Chine waist.
5.00 and $35.00.
Irens' Coats at $2.25, $3.00, ?4.00, $5.00;
0.00. $15.00. $18.50 and $20.00.
Lisle hosery, in assorted coors, from 15c
lies. Misses and Children in assorted col
adies Misses and children.
tent of Handkerchiefs.
I Goose school Shoes for Girls and Boys.
the kind it takes to stand weather.
sboro, S. C.