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U. S. Boys' Working Re?
What The Reserve Is.
The U. S. Boys' Reserve is
istered army of patriotic yout
tween the ages of sixteen and
ty-one, organized under the
Department of Labor to hel
nation where most needed t(
the war in field and factory. ',
boy physically fit, of proper a
eligible for this non-military ci
army. To enroll the young ma
plies to his County Director,
out an enrollment card, obtain
consent of his parent, takes the
of Service and receives a certi
bearing the Great Seal of the TJ
States and an Enrollment Badg<
can serve his country in three s
ate units of the Reserve. If he
into the Agricultural Unit, he
probably work on a farm frc
camp, or live in the farmer's fa
and after six weeks of satisfai
service he will receive a Fee
Badge bearing the Great Sea
the United States. If he work
an industry which is essentia
helping to win the war, he ei
the Industrial Unit, and gains
Federal bronze badge when he
served ten weeks subsequent to
rollment. Tbe Reserve recomm
that all boys who are at school
main there and use their spare
in preparing themselves vocatic
ly for some essential occupai
The boy who thus trains himself
goes into active service in a wai
sential occupation as a membei
the Vocational Unit, is awarded
Federal Bronze Badge on tal
What The Reserve Has Done
Organized in May, 1917, the
serve has organizations comph
or under way in practically all
States, and, during the summer
1917, had thousands of boys mali
good on farms. Many farmers,
first skeptical as to the value of
labor on farms, have been convin
that the boy makes a capable fi
laborer, and they openly deel
that without the young men's h
during the past season, they co
never have harvested their full ere
The Reserve has operated under
State Council of Defense in e?
State and has utilized boy labor
ganizations already in the same fi
of activity to the utmost, giving
members of such bodies Federal r
The Call To Youth.
Never before has the boy li
such an opportunity to become
vital factor in history. Every b
who loves his country should say
himself, "How can I best serve t
nation in the war emergency?" ]
should realize that, having receiv
untold benefits from the freest a
best government on earth, he hoi
his services in trust for the presei
vation of Democracy on which th
government rests. Although he m
have to endure aching limbs ai
sore muscles in field and factory,
will be happy in the consciousne
that he has had a real part in wi
ning the war. With true pride ai
satisfaction he will show in aft
years his Reserve Badge of Hon
granted by the United States f<
his loyal service. If not enlisted
the Army or -Navy no boy can be
ter serve his country than to enlist
the U. S. Boys' Reserve.
To The Parents.
Fathers and mothers of the natic
should see to it that their sons ai
members of the Reserve. The R
serve is entirely voluntary and
boy may be withdrawn from men
bership in the discretion of the pa
ent. If a boy is in school, he will n<
be taken from his studies, but wi
be encouraged to utilize his vaci
tion and spare time in training fe
productive activities. It is the patr
otic duty of the parents not only t
see that their sons join the Reserv
but to spread thc Gospel of the R(
serve among other fathers and mott
To The Employer.
The Reserve has proved conclusive
ly that, though inexperienced, th
strong, healthy boy, inspired by patri
otism is a capable and adaptable hel;
er in field and factory. Every employ
er should remember however the lim
itations of youth, and no employe
should work members of the Reserv
long hours. The Reserve has been firn
in upholding child labor laws and ii
contending for reasonable hours o:
toil. The Reserve recommends super
vision of boy laborers and frequen
inspection of working conditions. Th<
boy of today is the man of tomorrow
and the future of the nation depend:
upon the moral and physical welfare
of its boys.
Toil For Freedom.
Young men, are you giving youi
best for freedom? Fathers and moth
ers, are you guiding your sons inte
paths of greatest usefulness to the na
tion? Employers, are you using men
that your country needs in the war
emergency while you selfishly shirk
from the task of training the youths
who, though inexperienced, are fired
with patriotic impulse to do a man's
work for you?
Young men of America, join the
Reserve! Parents of America, endorse
the Reserve! Employers of America,
use the Reserve!
William E. Hall, National Director.
The foregoing is taken from a pam
phlet issued by the Department of La
bor, Washington ,D. C. It sets forth
clearly the object of the Boys' Work
ing Reserve. Mr. W. S. Edmunds,
Sumter, S. C., is State Director and'
he has appointed me as County Di
rector In view of the fact that la
bor will be scarce this fall and the
county is going to be a serious mat
ter, it is important that every boy
old enough should do his part. I
would Hike to get men in the differ
ent school districts and in different
parts of the county, to help me en
roll the boys. In the meantime any
boy who wishes to enroll send me
your name. You will be given an
(nrollment card and upon being re
turned filled out properly a badge
will be furnished you shdwing that
you belong to the Reserves. Rem
ember the ages, 16 to 21. Colored
as well as white boys are eligible.
U. S. Boys' Working Reserve.
T. J.; Lyon, County Director,
President Wilson Asks Georg
ians to Unite on Harris.
Atlanta, Ga., Aug. ll.- A letter
from President Wilson to Clark How
ell, Democratic national committee
man from Georgia, was made public
here tonight, in which the President
expressed his views concerning the
senatorial race in this State.
The communication was a reply to
a letter written to Mr. Wilson by Mr.
Howell on July 24, asking the presi
dent to "take the people of the state
into your confidence and give them
the benefit of your view of the situ
The president's letter, under date
of August 7, follows:
"My Dear Mr. Howell:
"Allow me to acknowledge the re
ceipt of your letter of July 24, which
has been supplemented by a number
of others from prominent citizens of
Georgia bearing the same inquiry as
to the attitude of the national admin
istration with regard to the pending
contest for the United States senat
orship in Georgia.
"Your own letter, I observe, is ad
dressed to me by you in your capac
ity as a member of the national dem
ocratic committee, and I assume that
it is your feeling that it is proper for
me to answer the question in the in
terest of the party as a national unit.
"I must say, however, that I have
been surprised by the question, be
cause I had supposed that the people
of Georgia understood my attitude.
The recent correspondence between
Mr. William Schley Howard and my
self, which, I understand has been
published, is surely self-explanatory.
I have never undertaken, and I never
would presume to undertake, to dic
tate to the voters of any state the
choices they should make, but when
my views have been sought by those
who seem to have a right to seek
them, I have not hesitated to give
them. I gave them most frankly to
Mr. Howard when he asked for them.
"Senator Hardwick has been a con
stant and active opponent of my ad
ministration. Mr. William J. Harris
has consistently and actively support
"In my opinion the obvious thing
for all those to do who are jealous
of the reputation of the party and
the success of the government in the
present crisis is to combine in the
support of Mr. Harris.
United States Soldiers Not Al
lowed to Have Liquor.
Parents need have no fear as the
boys are more protected than at
home. Intoxicating liquors are for
bidden to all who are preparing to
battle against the Huns. All of you
j mothers who fear for your boys,
read the following prohibition law
"Alcoholic liquor, including beer,
ale and wine, either alope or with
any other article, shall not, directly,
or indirectly, be sold, bartered, giv
en, served, or knowingly delivered
to any officer or member of the mil
itary forces within the Untied States,
their territories or possessions, or
any place under their control, ex
cept the medical officers for medici
nal purposes, or when administered
by or under the direction of a licens
ed physician or medical officer."
The new regulations became neces
sary because of the treating habit
in many homes where soldiers visited,
both near the camps and in their
communities. Weakened by the al
coholic poison, their efficiency was
impaired and their liability to dis
ease was increased. Good health is
the first requirement of a good sol
dier. -Progressive Farmer.
WANTED-A white man for gen
eral farm work. Address P. 0. Box
(Continued from page One.)
mud twice so did not reach the church
in time, though heard almost all of
Mr. Nicholson's address also Mr.
Mims' and Mr. Kesterson's. All were
forcible. As Mr. Mims said, these
flags make us sad every time we see
them and think of what they repre
sent. Several mothers could not force
themselves to attend the services for
their sons have gone and it grieves
them so. Not that they would not
have them do their duty but to have
their boys go, perhaps never to come
home again. Let us all pray for them
to be victorious and come home soon.
We were glad to be among the
good people of Republican qnce again
as it has been such a long time since
we were there last.
Wish it were so we could attend
the protracted meeting which will
continue from Sunday, on for sever
Hardys, will begin their protracted
meeting on the third Sunday, 18th,
with two sermons and dinner on the
grounds. After Sunday will only
have one service a day, beginning
at four o'clock slow time, unless we
can have prayer meetings at night
in the homes which we hope will^be
adopted. If the roads were not so
miserably bad it would be better to
have them at the church.
We were rejoiced to hear Mrs.
Mims say our W. M. S. sent in the
best report received yet. We hope
we can hold our place among the
first in the W. M. U. which is to be
held at Horn's Creek the last week
lin August, the 28th and 29th.
Our society will meet at Mrs. Wal
ter Stevens', on Thursday, 15th in
stead of the 22nd.
Our Red Cross auxiliary will meet
this week on Thursday, in hopes of
having the garments there ready for
distribution. We are growing in num
bers and hope to be able to do some
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Harrison enter
tained the young men who have been
called from our midst and will leave
Friday, I understand. They are
Messrs. Charlie Ross McKie, George
McKie, Tom Humphries and Chester
Anderson. They had a most miser
able rainy night last Friday to get
to and from the party, but the autos
buzzed and slipped here and there
and took the jolly young folks there
and back O. K.
Mr. Fred Dugas of Charleston vis
ited Miss Marjorie McKie Saturday
and Sunday. Mr. Mealing Bunch, Miss
Teresa Bunch and their guests visit
ed Miss Marjorie McKie also.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bunch and
family visited her parents Sunday,
to bid Mr. Willie Lanham good-bye,
as he leaves for camp Monday, his
furlough being out.
We were glad to see our friend,
Mr. T. J. Briggs up and able to be
out again and sorry to hear that Dr.
Traylor Briggs is so indisposed that
he was not able to be out Sunday.
Hope he will soon overcome his bad
Mrs. Carrie Freeland of the Reho
both section, is down on a visit to
her aunt, Miss Genie Hammond of
Cold Spring News.
Everybody around here is prepar
ing for our revival meeting which
will start next Sunday. We are ex
pecting some soldiers home to attend
We had a good Sunday school Sun
day morning. After Sunday school
our Y. W. A. met and decided to get
a service flag for Red Hill church
and there will be about 15 stars on it.
Miss Lillian Holmes is visiting her
sister, Mrs. Nellie McDaniel.
Mr. Jasper McDaniel and family
spent the day Sunday with his father.
Mr. Willie McDaniel.
Miss Daisy Gardner from Antioch
is the guest of her aunt, Mrs. Ola
Mr. Jack McClendon's family, Mr.
Charlie - danton and Mrs. Bettie
Strom motored to Anderson Friday
and came back Sunday. They went by
Greenwood to see Mr. danton's sis
ters who will visit them next week.
The boys and girls met at the
church Sunday afternoon to sing,
Miss Essie Bussey being the leader.
Mr. Marion Tucker, our former
teacher_/rom Spartanburg, came ov
er last week to put in his resignation
as teacher as he has to go to camp
Miss Essie Bussey has accepted a
position to teach in Harmony High
school for the next session. We hope
she will succeed as well as she has
in all other places.
Mr. Hamp Smith and Mr. George
Strom are on the sick list but we
hope they will be able to attend the
Mrs. Mattie Summerall from Au
gusta is visiting Mrs. Dave Quarles
and other friends and relatives.
Mr. Garrett Stone had the misfor
tune to break his leg one day last
week7 while hauling lumber to the
saw mill. He is doing fine and says
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The Following is a List of the
Colored Men Sent to
J. P. Mangum
Thos. J. Ryans
Henry H. Arthur
John R. Johnson
H. L. Moore
Ernest W. Brunson.
Fred L. Gilchrist ,
The Sugar Situation.
The supply ot" sogar available for
August consumption eror the coun
try at large is but little more than
half what it was for the month of
Joly. Merchants will be unable to
purchase more than about 50 per
cent, of their allotmeut. It has
therefore been necessary to curtail
consumption. Instead of 3 pounds
per capita, only 2 pounds per capita
is allowed for August. In order to
prevent some unpatriotic persons
from purchasing more than their
share of sugar the food administra
tion requires merchants to keep a
record of every sale of sugar and a
report of these sales must be filed
with the County Food Administra
tor. The record will show who
has purchased sugar and what quan
tity has been purchased by the head
of each family. If the regulations
have been violated the reports of
the retailers to the food adminis
trator will show it.
The Old Standard Grove's Tasteless
chill Tonic is equally valuable as a
General Tonic because it contains the
well known tonic properties of QUININE
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Builds up the Whole System. 50 cents.
it does not pain him much.
Mr. Henry Bailey left Monday, the
12th for Camp Jackson. About two
years ago he Avas married to Miss
Ethel Holston and held a position
in Mr. Grover McDaniel's store in
Modoc. He is the second of Mr. Pick
ens Bailey's sons to go to theJ war.
Messrs. Garrett Quarles and John
Lee Smith and Misses Maggie and
tnd other friends and relatives,
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News From Antioch.
We have had some pretty weather
during the last few days. The farm
ers are all busy this week saving
A splendid revival meeting was
held at Antioch the past week, re
ceiving many members.
Mrs. T. C. Strom and her little
nephew, William Strom are visiting
her son, Mr. T. E. Strom.
We are glad to know we are going
to have a new neighbor in our com
munity, Mr. H. H. Sanders and fam
ily. He is doing much repair work
on his new home.
Mrs. Sallie Jones has been very
ill during the past week and we are
glad to know she has recovered.
Mrs. L. J. McClendon and family,
also Mrs. T. E. Strom, Miss Emmie
Sue Quarles and Mr. Charlie dan
ton motored to Anderson to spend
the week-end with relatives.
Miss Nellie Reynolds and sister of
Augusta spent last week with their
cousin, Mr. F. A. Johnson.
Mr. C. C. Jones has purchased a
new shingle mill, having stationed
it near his grist mill.
Little Miss Fannie Bell Prince of
Cold Spring spent last week-end with
her aunt, Mrs. T. J. Gardner.
Miss Daisy Gardner is visiting her
aunt, Mrs. T. E. Prince of the Cold
st your hay?
:der. We sell
nd also carry
Miss Mabel Talbert is spending
the week-end with her aunt, Mrs.
Joe. Miller of Colliers.
Mr. and Mrs. Pierce Thomas and
family of the Cleora section spent
a very pleasant day in the home of
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Holston last Sun
Mr. Thomas Wood, a soldier from
Camp Jackson, ?pent a thirty-six
hour furlough with his brother, Mr.
Andrew Wood. We are glad to know
he is so well pleased with camp life.
Notice of Election of Public
Cotton Weigher at Trenton.
Notice is hereby given that an
election will be held for a public cot
ton weigher at Trenton on Saturday,
August 24th, 1918. All qualified vo
ters who reside in Edgefield County
whose regular cotton market is Tren
ton will be allowed to vote. Wallace
W. Wise, J. Roper Moss and J. D.
Mathis are appointed managers to
conduct said election, and the polls
for this election will open at eight
o'clock . M. and close at four o'clock
P. M. on said day, and the said man
agers will count the vote and certify
the result to the undersigned.
R. N. Broadwater,
J. 0. Herrin,
J. N. Griffin,
County Board of Commissioners for
Edgefield County, S. C.
, August 8th, 1918.
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