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The Spirit of the "Coker Girls."
In this time of struggle, while the
youth of our nation is fast iroing to
the front, it behooves us, as citizens,
to do every possible thing for them,
and foi our national welfare. We
have responded to the appeal for
conservation and forRed Cross work.
These things are well and necessary,
but we must do our utmost. For the
help of our allies, and the support
of our own nation, we have been
called upon to lend our money to
*'Uncle Sam" in the form of Lib
erty Loan Bonds. There have been
two campaigns for this purpose, and
each time the sum realized has ex
ceeded the amount asked for.
How, our government has seen fit
to launch a third bond issue for 3,
000,000,000. The State of New
York has opened the campaign with
subscriptions amounting to ?100,
000,000, and we feel sure that the
.response from the other parts of our
country will not be less generous.
Let us, both men aud women, with
the patriotic and truly American
spirit, lend our prayers and our in
fluence, as well as our money for
the success of this Third Liberty
Loan Bond Campaign.
In answer to the Third Liberty
Loan Bond Campaign, which is a
direct cry from our boys for us at
home to prove the loyalty and devo
tion we have so passionately affirm
.ed. Our answer will ring out clear
and sure, "all that we have we are
ready and eager to lay on the altar
of freedom for our country, and
love and life for our boys."
"Breathes there a man with soul so
Who never to himself hath said:
My country's call I will obey
And buy a war loan bond to-day?"
Will you not, by joining in this
most patriotic undertaking, help
make the prayer of our nation for a
swift and sure victory come true?
(Extracts from papers written on
the Liberty Bonds by three Coker
girls being requested to write the
paper by their teacher of English.)
"Clean-Up Week" in Edgefield
Clean-up week in Edgefield began
Monday, April 15th. The ladies
composing the Civic League beg the
hearty co-operation of every man,
woman and child. The inspection
committees will call on the house
keepers on Friday, April 19th. Let
them have your sympathy and moral
support. We are working for good
health, and a "City Beautiful." Let
the old town be in keeping with the
beautiful "City of the Dead."
During the week the Civic League
will give the following prizes _to
the housekeeper with the most
cleanly premises, front and back
1st prize, $5.00, second prize,
For the colored people, 1st prize,
$3.00, second prize $2.00.
The inspection committee will re
port to the president of the League.
Mrs. W. L. Dunovant. the most clean
ly premises in their individual street,
taking irlo consideration the size of
the yards and work accomplished.
These committees will be followed
by a second inspection committee,
composed of three ladies who are
not members o? the Civic League,
who will award the final prizes.
In order to make our homes more
attractive, the Civic League is plann
ing a porch box contest for the com
ing spring and summer months. It
is earnestly desired that every nome
be represented in this contest. Plan
your boxes, and hand your names
to Mrs. R. G. Shannonhouse and
Mrs. Lovick Smith. The prizes will
be, 1st prize, $3.00; second prize, $2.
An inspection committee will vis
it the homes entering the contest
about the first of July. While the
war clouds are hanging low, let ut
keep up our civic life and make
brighter the hearts at home.
Clean-Up Week Committees.
To inspect the yards from the
Court House to the depot, including
Norris street: Miss Virginia Addi
son, Mrs. Benj. Lovick Mims. Mrs.
A. H. Corley will notify the house
keepers on this street and ask their
From the Postoffice to Mr. Mc
Manus', including the street to Mr.
Covar's, Mrs. J. G. Edwards, Miss
'Annie DcLoach. Mrs. W. B. Cog
burn will notify the housekeepers on
this street, and ask their personal
From the Court House to Mr.
Wallace Holston's, including the
street to the Misses Abney and the
street to Mr. Frank Jones': Mrs. J.
G. Holland, Miss Virginia Simkins,
Miss Marjorie Tompkins will notify
the housekeepers on this street.
From the Court House to Mr. S.
E. Morgan's: Mrs. A. E. Padgett,
Miss Sophia Dobson. Mrs. S. M.
Smith will notify the ladies on this
street and ask their co-operation.
From the Court House to Mr. Co
vars including the street to Sheriff
Swearingen's: Mrs. Benj. E. Nich
olson, Mrs. C. E May. Mrs. H. H.
Sanders will notify on this street.
From Grifim Hill to Mrs. L. S.
Kernaghan's, ?>Irs. C. J. Dennis, Mrs.
W. S. Adams. Mrs. W. E. Lott will
notify on this street.
From Judge Kinnaird's to Mrs.
Jas. Hart's including the street lead
ing to Mr. Jesse Hart's: Mrs. J. L.
Mims, Mrs. Hugh Mitchell. Mrs. Rog
er T. Hill will notify the housekeep
ers on these streets and ask their
To inspect the yards of the col
ored people: Mrs. T. H. Rainsford,
Mrs. W. L. Dunovant, Jr. Andrew
Simkins will notify the housekeep
ers and ask their co-operation.
Committees to see the merchants
and business men of Edgefield and
ask their co-operation: Mrs. W. L.
Dunovant, Mrs. Milton Jones, Mrs.
Committee to see the Mayor and
ask the loan of the men and teams
for the removal of trash: Mrs. W.
L. Dunovant, Mrs. N. G. Evans,
Mrs. R. A. Marsh.
Red Cross Activities in Edgefield.
Work of the woman's department
of the Edgefield Red Cross Chapter
for the past month consisted of:
60 completed garments by the
24 completed garments by the
28 sweaters from Edgefield.
12 sweaters from Trenton branch.
12 pairs of socks from Edgefield.
7 pairs of socks from Trenton
3 baby kits from Edgefield chil
422 second hand garments for the
French and Belgian Relief, quite a
large number of which is to be cred
ited to the Trenton branch.
Junior auxiliary work at the school
are bags 12x18 of bright colored
cretonne to be used in the hospitals
as soldiers property bags.
Ladies of the Episcopal church
meet every Friday afternoon to
sew on garments. "
The girls from the High School
meet on Tuesdays.
A formal organization of the U.
D. C. auxiliary will take place in
the near future.
On Saturday afternoon we were
delighted to have with us the fol
lowing interested workers from the
Trenton branch: Mrs. J. D. Mathis,
Mrs. Samuel Morrall, Mrs. Wallace
Wise and Mrs. Eidson. These wom
en report very enthusiastic work
from their branch. They are giv
ing us wonderful support.
Meeting of the Edgefield U. D. C.
On account of the absence from
town of the chairman of publicity
for the U. D. C., this report was
omitted from last week's paper.
The chapter met at the Red Cross
rooms on Saturday, April G th, with
not as large a membership as we
could have wished present.
The meeting was presided over by
the president, Mrs. E. P. Jones, who
welcomed Mrs. O. D. Black, our dis
trict president, in a few very inter
esting and complimentary remarks.
Mrs. Black, in her response, spoke
appreciatively of our punctuality in
meeting all obligations and gave us
encouiagement along all lines. She
stressed the recommendations of our
President General, Miss Mary Pop
penheim, especially those pertaining
to the Red Cross work in all of its
departments. Mrs. Black said that
we should never cease to appreciate
Maj. Lyon's co-operation with us in
our observance of "historical day,"
and in all our efforts to bring our
work before the public and to inter
est our children in U. D. C. endeav
or. She complimented the Bald
Eagle Chapter, and spoke in high
terms of the entertainment that
they gave on Carolina Day at the
After Mrs. Black's talk, a very in
teresting historical program was car
ried out. Mrs. B. L. Mims read a pa
per written by Dr. Wm. Jones, Lee's
notable chaplain, on Lee's surrender
to Grant, and Mrs. E. P. Jones read
a beautiful poem on Lee, after which
the business of forming committees
for Memorial Day was taken up.
Mrs. Jones announced that Dr. Wm.
S. Brooke, of Johnston, had agreed
to come to make the address on that
occasion. The following are the
committees asked to serve, and if any
of these ladies find it impossible to
do so they will please notify Mrs.
Jones at once.
Committee to Decorate Soldiers
Monument, the one on the square,
and the one to the unknown dead:
Mesdames Herbert Smith, chair
man, J. D. Holstein, N. G. Evans, W.
J. Duncan, A. H. Corley and Miss
Committee to decorate building
where exercises will be held:
Mesdames B. B. Jones, chairman,
and Lovic Smith, Misses Sadie Mims,
Snow Jeffries, Marjorie Tompkins,
FOR SALE-Lookout Mountain
potatoes at' $3.25 per bushel. J. W.
Quarles, Edgefield, S. C., R. F. D.
(Continued from First Page.)
spent the remainder^ of the after
noon se wi nar*
On Saturday the Michie! Watson
chapter, D. A. R., of Rioge? bad
a "Flower and Raby Show,"! the
proceeds to go to help restoring the
village of Tillaloy.
The knitting done by the local
Red Cross was on exhibit, and
especially pretty were the caps for
the little French war babies.
Mrs. Sweeney had exhibited a
knitted woolen blanket, done by
her mother in 1862. This was knit
in squares, and many of the mem
bers were making similar squares,
and a blanket would be made and
6ent on with the other articles.
The flower exhibit was beautiful.
The judges were Mesdames M. T.
Turner, W. S. Mobley and Miss
There were about thirty little
ones, from nine weeks to three years
of age, to enter the show, Dr. Price
Timmerman of Batesburg being the
judge. There were three entries
under one, two and three years.
The youngest baby won the first
prize. A good amount was made,
this being added to by selling all
kinds of cake and cream.
Rev. W. S. Brooke has gone to
Danville, Ya., to carry on a series
of religious meetings. There will
be no preaching service next Sun
day in his absence.
Lieut. Chas. Early, Mr. Brice
Feagle and Miss Mona Early have
been guests in the home of Mr. W.
Two more entertainments are be
ing planned for by organizations
here, the proceeds of which will be
used in War Relief work.
Mrs. J. L. Walker is chairman
of the one under the auspices of the
New Century club, which will be
Miss Eva Rushton is coaching
the play which the Junior Red
Cross will give, the date of this not
yet having been announced.
Mies Sallie Hey ward uas hostess
for the Apollo music club on Thurs
day afternoon, and at business the
entertainment committee reported
about ?25.00 made by repeating the
"Allies' Dream." Of this *15.00
was voted to be sent to the General
Chairman of the Victory War Com
mission to do community work in
Delegates were elected to the
State Federation in Aiken April
Mrs. E. R. Mobley; al tem ate,
Mrs. T. R. Hoyt; Miss Clara Saw
yer; alternate, Miss Anna Harms.
The fact that Mrs. True worthy
White and Mrs. Cotton will be in
attendance, and also the probability
of Dr. Anna Howard Shaw be
ing present will make a large at
tendance of the members, who can
enjoy the business sessions.
There were four singers discussed:
(41 nek, McCormick, Lander and
Miller, with several musical selec
The hostess served a delicious re
past. There were several visitors
Through Mrs. Mamie Iluiet was
presented the idea of the ?unday
school classes in the Baptist church
contributing to the Bible fund,
which will help to put a Bible in
the hands of all soldiers, this being
well explained in Sunday school
lines. About $25.0? is on hand,
only about four of the classes being
ready to respond, but all of thqm
will consider giving.to this worthy
In reply to the urgent call for the
churches to make a special offering
last Sunday for foreign missions,
the Baptist Church here gave *500.
By the budget system the members
had suoscribed the amount for the
association, this special gift being
The Liberty Bond drive was well
worked during the past week, and
besides the committee of gentlemen,
the force of ladies are getting good
results. The drive will continue
on, .and much interest is being man
ifested in the third Liberty Loan.
The friends of Mr. S. J. Watson
are deeply concerned over his seri
About two weeks ago he was ill
with grippe, but had about recover
ed, and on last Sunday afternoon
while coming with Dr. Sikes from
Edirefield he had trouble with his
car on the muddy hills, and getting
out in the rain and walking on thp
muddy roads brought about a re
On Monday morning he suffered
an attack of heart failure, and for
awhile was in a most critical state.
Dr. Watson of Columbia-, with a
trained nurse, arrived on Monday
afternoon to attend him.
On Monday afternoon while Mr.
W. B. Moffett was plowing his gar
den, while fixing the plow, the horse
kicked him in the face, and inflicted
severe injuries on the face, break
ing bis jaw bone and nose and
knocking out some of the teeth.
The physician had to remove a
piece of the jaw bone it was so
badly-broken. The extent of the
injury cannot yet be seen.
The L.T. L. met Saturday after
noon at the Baptist church, fifteen
present, and Mrs. James II. While
made the meeting very interesting
for the little one?.
Several songs -were sung, and
later the birthday of the great
Japanese W. C. T. \J. worker,
Madam Yah mia, was celebrated.
Miss Sudie Mae Still, well dressed
in Japanese costume, represented
the Madam, and told something of
A query, "What Would You do
if You Lived in Japan?" wa? had.
A march with the flags of the dry
States now dry concluded the meet
Leaders in Rural Life.
The responsibility for good farm
ing and progressive citizenship rest
ing upon us is greater than most of
us believe. Not only does every
farmer have the responsibilities of
managing his farm in a profitable
manner, supporting his own family,
thus giving his wife and children
the necessities and the comforts of
life, but there is also an additional
responsibility resting upon the head
of the family, that of neighborhood
interest. We du> Dot live to our
selves, neither do we die to our
selves. Good or bad our influence
will live after us.
There are young men and youno:
women in every neighborhood
whose characters are being formed.
Some of them will be influenced by
you; many of them will adopt prin
ciples of conduct, methods of farm
raanagment and community interest
which you practice and which
may have been an asset or a liabili
ty to your success.
There are always striking charac
ters in the community There at
the same time those who make very
little impression upon others. The
leaders for progress are more res
ponsible than others, yet those who
oppose advancement from a selfish
motive or from antiquated ideas of
farming have their friends asso
The problem is not to divide the
neighborhood so that the side that
prevails in any contest for improve
ment loses influence and prestige,
but to unite upon what is best for
the community regardless of selfish
interests and 'personal .ideals.
Producing the Food.
Whatever may be the result of
withdrawing owners, laborers and
tenants from farms it is not believ
ed that this will in any way redme
the demand for farms, nor discour
age those who are trying to pay for
homes. On the contrary, it is be
lieved that the greater demand for
food and fe 3d with increasing prices,
will enable many who have hereto
fore been unable to buy and pay for
farms, because of poor marketing
and excessive charges for handling
farmer's products, to own farms.
Of one thing we may be sure, that
so long as the country is in such
urgent need of food and feed far
mers will have far greater, opportu
tities than in the past when they
were in many instances discrimina
ted against because they were unor
ganized and could not take care of
their own interest.
That the people will be required
to pay higher prices for fuods du
ring the war seems certain. This
is not because farmers are in con
trol of the markets or the distribu
ting facilities, but because supply
and demand, when not interfered
with by price fixing and embargoes,
make it necessary.
They are profiteers and they are
seriously interfering with our war
preparations and discouraging con
sumption of foods more or less
abundant. But they are not fonrd
on farms. Farmers will be willing
to sacrifice to produce the nation's
food and undergo any reasonable
deprivation to hasten our war prep
arations and to co-operate with the
various agencies of the government
to maintain our country at home
while our array and navy help con
quer the enemy of civilization. All
farmers want is an equal chance
with others in doing their part to
win the war.-Farm and Ranch.
-F o r
J. T. HARLING
Bank of Edgefield, S. C.
Life Summed Up in the Words
"to Have," "to Do," "to Be"_
and "to See."
But seek ye first the kingdom of
God.-Matt G :33.
Eoch human life may be summed up
in the words "to have," "to do," "to
be" and "to see." These Interrelate
themselves and show human life as
progressive. When these are duly fos
tered human life ls reaching out
toward its best..
The earliest to show itself is tho
desire "to have." The infant's active
fingers are the visible expression of the
latent instincts of the soul. God's pro
vision for rapid development is the
active, Impelling Instinct to have, to
own. Experience shows how the con
ditions may best be met. Nature pre
sents herself In her possible abundance
of fruits and wealth, love and. friend
ships, comfort and health, home and
happiness, and says, "Obey and you
may have. Fail to obey and you lose."
God presents himself in Jesus and by
the very possibilities of human excel
lence then awakened says, "Obey me
and this excellence you may have." To
seek to know and fully realize this con-1
sciousness of God is the most pressing
need of. the human heart and the great
est need of our present time. The
peoples of the earth need again to be
come God-conscious. Then they will
become sane, human, brotherly. But
they must become God-conscious on a ?
new level-the level of altruism rather j
than selfishness. Then "to have" will |
be inclusive rather than exclusive of
The Desire to Do.
But "to have" ls not the highest In
stinct and therefore does not develop
our highest nature. Merely "to pos
sess" is n quality we have in common
with every other creature. "To do"
is higher than "to have." "To have"
gives entrance into the kingdom of |
property, "to do" gives entrance into
the kingdom of service. And for a hu
mao being service ls more enriching
than possession. A man does not know
God until he knows himself and some- '
thing about his fellow men. No man
will use God until he knows man. No
man can rebuild his own or another
human life until he weeps over the
ruin or failure he has seen or experi
enced. Right is the first condition of
service and love is the second. "To
do" Is thus a method of growth in the
kingdom of God-it ls also one of the
essential points. . i
But even service must have Its
source of inspiration. "To be" is
therefore higher thon "to do." This
gives entrance into the kingdom of
character. In the last analysis a man
does what he Is. True character ls
not a buildlug, it Is a presence, the
presence of God In the soul. Charac
ter may not be salvation, but lt cer
tainly is the assuring proof that God
Is coming to his own In us. A man
ls not a Christian whose religion is
something added onto the other things
he says are his. If his religion is not
pervading and so breathing through
each one of these ns to make them dis
tinctive, then his life ls not Christian
The Desire to See.
The highest of all is "to see." With
out vision nations perish, for without
vision souls perish. Mady men have
committed soul suicide who are still
active in the pursuits of life. But their
activities lack supreme purpose. Manj
a man makes high claims for hlmseli
who knows not that God has departed
from him. On the spirit there must
be light. In the heart there must be
expectancy. To the eye of the soul
there must be more seen than the hand
can ever realize or words express. To
every climbing soul there must be a
temple vision like Isaiah's or an open
air vision like Paul's. Beatrice was
not merely a woman to Dante-she was
the vision of u beautiful character,
Hawthorne had in his own soul much
of thc mystic when he wrote about
"The Stone Face" und made Ernest be
come like the face he had so devoutly
studied and loved. This is the king
dom of vision in which ls found the
light which gives all the other king
doms their possibility of enjoyment
and realization. Blessed is the man
who ls thus dally living this fourfold
life!-Rev. John R. Mackay, D. D.,
North Presbyterian Church, New York.
Love is the greatest thing that God
can give us; for himself is love, and
It ls the greatest thing we can give
God, for It will give ourselves, and car
ry with it all that is ours.
He that can say, "Nothing shall sep
arate me from the love of God in
Christ," will be able to triumph in the
midst of the greatest tribulations. A
soul that lives under the assurance of
divine favor cannot but bear up pati
ently and quietly under tlu? greatest
sufferings that possibly can befall in
the world. Love should be the su
preme thing because lt is going to last,
because In the nature of thiags it is
I value more and more every day
the signs of simplicity, the people
who say what they mean and as they
mean it; who don't think what they
think ls expected of them, hut what
they really feel; who don't pretend to
enjoy what they don't enjoy, or to un
derstand what they don't understand,
-A. C. Benson.
A prayer In its simplest definition 19
merely a wish turned Godw?rd.-Se
RED CROSS TO COLLECT
CLOTHING FOR BELGIUM
Hoover Asks Davison's Aid In Work
Beginning March: IS and ending
March 25, a seven day, nation-wide
campaign will be carried on by the
American Red Cross and the
Commission for Reiief in Bel
gium to secure a minimum
quantity of 5,000 tons of clothes
for the destitute people of Belgium
and the occupied portions of Northern
France. At the request of Herbert
Hoover, chairman of the Commission
for Relief in Belgium, Henry P. Davi
son, chairman of the Red Cross War
Council, has granted the use of the na
tional Red Cross organization for col
lecting the needed clothing.
As the commission has allowed mosi
of its local committees to disband be
cause of the financial arrangements
made last June with the government,
it has turned to the Red Cross for
help. Where the local committees'of
the Relief Commission are still intact,
they will work side by side with the
Red Cross Chapters.
The practically entire exhaustion of
clothing, shoes, and leather in occupied
Belgium and Northern France and the
shortage of these necessities in the
world's markets are making it in
creasingly difficult for the Commission
to keep clothed and shod the unfortun
ate people In these territories. In ad
dition to new material, gifts of used
and surplus clothing, shoes, blankets,
flannel cloth, etc., are needed in large
quantities from the people of the Unit
The donations will be shipped at
once to the Atlantic seaboard and sent
overseas for distribution.
CANTEEN SERVICE FOR
SAMMIES IN FRANCE
Red Crocs To Serve Boys In The Front
The American Red Cross has just
arranged to establish with the Ameri
can troops in France a front line can
teen service similar to that through
which they have served more than
a million poilus with hot drinks during
the last six months, according to a
cable just received by the War Coun
cil from Major James H. Perkins, Red
Cross Commissioner to France.
This will consist of rolling canteens
stationed close behind the front line
trenches. There are now fifteen of
these operating behind the French
lines, from which fifty or more large
receptacles of hot drinks are sent for
ward daily, usually in the small hours
of the morning. These drinks are
served free to the men going on or
coming off duty.
This service has proven of such
value to the French that the Ameri
can army has asked the Red Cross to
have this service directly in touch
with the medical relief stations near
est the front The work is often done
under heavy shell fire and requires
men of great bravery and sympathy.
The American army officers are man
ifesting a keen .nterest in having this
service at the disposal of the American
troops and have asked the Red Cross
to enlist a substantial number of men
of the highest caliber to undertake
this work. It will be performed at the
point nearest the firms line at which
civilians are permitted.
NORSES NEEDED IN
Surgeon General Asks Red Cross To
Supply 5,000 Nurses
Surgeon General Gorgas of the
United States army has called upon
the American Red Cross to supply to
the Army Nurse Corps five thousand
nurses between now and the first of
June. These nurses are needed for
service in the military hospitals both
in this country and abroad. Although
the Red Cross has already supplied
nearly 7,000 nurses as a reserve for
the Army and Navy Nurse Corps since
the beginning of the wa1-, the impera
tive need for a greater army of nurses
grows daily as the war progresses.
According to a statement made by
Surgeon General Gorgas, it is estimat
ed that there are "between eighty and
ninety thousand registered nurses in
the United States, and that approxi
mately thirty thousand will be need
ed for service in army hospitals during
the present year. The immediate need
for five thousand of these is empha
Miss Jane A. Delano, Director of the
. Department of Nursing of /the Ameri
can Red Cross said:
"Not only are we appealing to the
nurses to volunteer for this service,
but we also appeal to the public and to
the physicians employing these nurses
to aid in making it possible for them,
without too great financial sacrifice
on their part, to hold themselves in
readiness to respond to the call of
their country. We wish also to bring
to the attention of nurses the unusual
opportunity offered by the insurance
law enacted for the protection of our
army and navy, which applies equally
to nurses assigned to duty as members
of the Army and Navy Nurse Corps.
"A great responsibility rests upon
the nurses of the country. They are
the only group of women recognized
as a part of the military establishment,
and should be looked upon as the rep
resentatives of the womanhood of
America at the front.
"Not only should the other women
of the country encourage nurses to
volunteer for service, but they should
make every effort possible to protect
the nurses holding themselves ready
for service and share with them the re
sponsibility and sacrifices necessary."