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W. C. T. U. Dollars Heiping
Win War for World Dem
Margaret C. Munns, National Treas
That the members and friends of
the Woman's Christian Temperance
Union have not been weary in well
doing is evidenced by the continued
generous gifts to the war service
funds of the organization.
To the two ambulances provided
last year by gifts from state W. C..j
T. U.'s and individuals, three more
have been added this year-two from
southern California and one from
the Massachusetts W. C. T. U.. The
total cost of these ambulances is
$10,7S7. A Nebraska boy recently
wrote from France to his mother: "I
saw one of our ambulances the other
N day, sent by the National W. C. T. U.,
and I tell you it made me feel good
to think what you are doing for us
boys." Reward enough, is it not, for
all the effort made to raise the mon
W. C. T. U. Stereomotorgraphs in
When our National President
agreed that the National W. C. T. U.
would undertake the purchase of six
teen stereomotorgraphs for the can
tonments as its share in the program
untlined by the United Committee on
War Temperance Avtivities in the
Army and Navy, it seemed quite an
undertaking, for it meant the raising
of $8,000. Not only did the states
respond to the call but additional
machines have been added until
twenty-three are now in commission
at a cost of $11,500 and two more
are ordered, making twenty-five in all
with others in prospect. Invaluable
educational work is being done by
these pictures and facts thrown upon
the screen, for thousands of men
who could not be reached by any
other means are attracted by this
silent appeal. While several canton
ments have two machines, the addi
tional gifts have made possible the
supplying of two great naval stations
and several smaller camps. Of all
our war service work this is the one
that ?gives direct temperance teach
ing and is manifestly our special pro
vince. Many more machines could be
The field kitchen fund has proved
a very popular one. The present price
of a field kitchen is $785, and in ad
dition to the five decided upon at
the last National convention, twenty
one more have been placed, making
twenty-six in all, at a total cost of
about $20,500. These, as well as the
ambulances, have been purchased
through the Red Cross, making the
contribution of the National W. C. T.
U. to the Red Cross over $36,000. It
is thus manifest that in continuing
our work under our own banner, we
can also be of service to this great
government agency. There is need
for a greater number of field kitch
ens to be used at the front line of
battle to furnish the food and drink
so essential to the war-weary men.
Early last summer an appeal was
sent out by our organization for
funds with which to purchase elec
tric fans for the base hospitals. The
appeal met with instant response and
$3,012 wassexpended for fans. How
ever, the War Department of the
government decided it could furnish
the necessary fans and this decision
released the money on hand for other
comforts for the men in service. A
sufficient part of this fund was used
to purchase two stereomotorgraphs
for the naval stations.
The New Hospital Table.
Mrs. George H .Hull of New York
has invented a little folding table
for use on a hospital bed and very
generously gave to the National W.
C .T. U. the right to manuufacture
without royalty.. Five hundred of
these tables will be ready to send
out November 1. To the cost, $2.00
each, must be added the transporta
tion charges. Part of the expense of
this hospital comfort will be met by
the fan fund; the remainder will
come in gifts from our generous con
stituency. It is hoped several thous
and of these tables may be ordered.
Wanted, Gra^honoias for the Can
The Y. M. C. A. is calling for
graphonolas. A special price of $30
each, plus transportation has been
made by the company manufacturing
this machine, which is recommended
by the Y. M. C. A. War Board, and
ordinarily retails for $60. At least
six records should accompany each
machine. Probably $36 will cover the
cost and transportation. Nine of
these machines have been sent to
cantonments as a beginning of what
promises to ba one of the pleasing
features of our war service work.
The Latest is "Cheer-up Books."
The "Cheer Up Books" for the
blind soldiers and sailors will be pre
pared by the Braille printing or writ
ing system just as rapidly as funds
for the purpose are received.
The adoption of French orphans
has naturally been one of the most
attractive phases of "allied relief"
outlined in our war serivce program.
To date 818 orphans have been adop
ted at an expenditure of $2S,20C
small proportion of the donors h
paid for only one or two quart
care, the remainder to be paid In
Our goal for the year is 1,000
we will almost if not quite reach
The money received includes s<
re-adoptions, that is, payment fo
second year's care.- It requires $3(
a year to "adopt" one of these li
Besides the funds for the Frc
orphans, over $580 has been con
buted for Belgian, Armenian, Syri
and Jewish relief.
The financial "drives" inaugura
by many states have been responsi
for much of the success of the ab
achievements. In addition to the
mittances made through the . tr?
urer of the National W. C. T. U.
large sum of money, estimated
over $200,000, has been expen<
for comfort bags and "housewive
White Ribbon Homes Dot the M
Many states have establisl
White Ribbon homes for which th
sands of dollars have been rais
Massachusetts has purchased s
furnished such a home at Ayer; si
thorn California has a similar wt
at San Diego; Michigan at Cai
Custer; Kansas at Camp Funsh
Washington, D. C-, maintains rec
ation rooms, while Iowa has "ado
ed" the general hospital at Fort I
Moines. Col. Cooper, commander
charge, declares the women furn
everything he asks for "from a c
pickle to a pipe organ." The hoi
mother, whose salary is paid by t
Iowa W. C. T. U., is peculiarly adj
ted to the work, and the white r
boners of Iowa are enthusiastica
supporting this philanthropy.
It is hoped a large reconstructi
hospital may be taken over by t
National W. C. T. U. so that eve
state may have the opportunity
assist in so worthy and fascinati
Michigan is attempting to raise
endowment for the state organizati
in bonds of the Fourth Liberty Lo,
and everywhere our women are ?
sisting the government either by bu
ing bonds for themselves or givii
money to assist the local, state
national organization to purcha
bonds. Thrift stamps and war savin
stamps are being purchased general
and generously. Assistance is proi
ised by our organization in the fort
coming financial drive for the Y. ]
C. A., Y. W. CA., and allied orgai
A more loyal, devoted, patriot
organization than the Woman's Chr;
tian Temperance Union does not e
ist. " .-flit^M^
With almost desperat? eagerne
physicians have been seeking preve:
tive and curative remedies for tl
dread malady that in the past fe
weeks has taken such a terrible tc
of human life. From one source-1
quor dealers-have they received
great superabundance of unsolicite
advice, which has been urgently gr
en at the very time these men wei
bitterly opposing saloon-closing an
anti-alcohol edicts of health depari
raents and, indeed, openly defying b
law violations the over-burdene
guardians of public welfare.
One notorious agent of the drin'
trade, Tom Gilmore by name, in ;
letter to the Surgeon General of th
United States Army ,urged that "qui
nine and whisky be used in the arm;
camps and that it be recommende<
for trial by the civilian population
especially in those sections whereir
prohibition propaganda has made i
a fad in med.-cal circles to decry th(
use of liquor aa a medicinal agent
despite the fact that its value has
been well demonstrated repeatedly
throughout the entire history of out
Mr. Gilmore shows not only dense
ignorance of the effect of alcohol on
the human system but equal lack of
Knowledge as to the attitude of in
telligent physicians generally toward
liquor as a medical remedy. Of course
in common with all well-informed
people, he knows that a large propor
tion of doctors in both license and
prohibition territory have discarded
alcohol as a panacea for physical ills.
Dr. Charles Mayo, president of the
American Medical Association, a res
ident of Minnesota, which is not a
prohibition state, was strong in his
denunciation of its use as was his
successor, Dr. Arthur Dean Bevan,
a physician of prominence and stand
ing in license Chicago. Dr. Haven
Emerson, ex-health commissioner of
pro-liquor New York, has been equal
ly outspoken in regard to the matter.
When Dr. William C. Woodward,
health commissioner of Boston, was
waited upon by the officers of the lo
cal liquor dealers' association with
an offer of free alcoholic liquors for
use in influenza cases, he is reported
to have told these men that in his
judgment the use of alcohol for that
purpose was distinctly contrary to
the best medical opinion of the day
and he could not accept their propo
sition. Dr. A. A. Cairns, chief medi
cal inspector of wet Philadelphia's
bureau of healthy said only the other
day, in expressing his personal an
tipathy to alcohol. "I do not regard
booze as necessary in fighting influ
enza. Whisky is an old-time remedy
that has gone out of fashion as far
as the medical profession is concern
ed." Indeed, the reputable physicians
of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania
have given support to the orders of
Dr. Royer, state health commissioner,
in prohibiting, during the epidemic,
the sale, of alcoholic beverages
through retail or wholesale trade.
But why waste energy in refuting
Mr. Gilmore's statements? Their in
fluence should be nil if for no other
reason than that they so plainly bear
the stamp of commercialism and are
dictated, not by a desire to aid the
physicians and health officers in
checking the dread pestilence, but on
ly to make this nation-wide calamity
an occasion for the boosting of the
Homesteads for Returning Sol
Columbia, S. C., Oct. 23.-For the
ultimate purpose of supplying home
steads to returning soldiers, Governor
Manning has had listed through the
department of agriculture 1,900,000
acres of land in the eastern section
of South Carolina. The maximum
acreage available, according to the
governor, probably will reach 2,500
000 acres. The land thus far listed
is situated in Hampton, Colleton,
Charleston, Berkeley, Georgetown,
Williamsburg, Clarendon, Chester
field, Marion and Horry counties.
This survey was done at the behest
of the federal government, which has
tentative plans for supplying home
steads to soldiers who are now fight
ing overseas. The concrete plans of
the government, if they have been
perfected, are not known to Govern
or Manning. He expects to have a
conference with Franklin K. Lane,
secretary of the interior in Washing
ton, soon, when the matter will be
gone into thoroughly. At that time
he will furnish the government a list
of the lands available in South Car
The governor presumes that the
government will purchase the lands
and sell them direct to soldiers de
siring to make agriculture their life
work. It is thought that the land
will be divided into small tracts and
sold to the soldiers on easy and long
payments, which probably will be
handled by the federal farm loan
Governor Manning says that some
of the land listed will have to be
drained but he believes this can be
done at small cost. Lieut.-Col. J. Mon
roe* Johnson, of the South Carolina
Engineers, now serving in France,
before tb<> war w^* ?nuking-on~~a
scheme for the 'draining of South
Carolina coast lands. He thought at
that time they could be drained for
from $1.50 to $2.50 per acre.
The tracts listed, the governor says
are superb for agricultural purposes.
Much of the soil is virgin and will
make great trucking land in which
the coastal plains abound. Proper
drainage, he says, will greatly en
hance the value of the land.
Governor Manning declares that
the settling of these great areas will
be a decided boon to South Carolina.
It will strengthen the morale of the
people of the state, improve educa
tional facilities and increase the land
owning population of the state, all
of which will work for the betterment
of South Carolina.
The governor says that he will at
tempt to have native South Carolin
ians given the first choice when the
soldiers return, the remaining lands
to go to fighting men of other states.
According to information received
by the governor, the federal govern
ment has selected certain states,
where there are large uncultivated
tracts of tillable soil, among them
South Carolina, for the colonization
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WHEREAS, E. M. Whatley has
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Final Discharge as Guardian in re
the Estate of Mary Watson a minor,
on this the 29th day of October 1918.
THESE ARE THEREFORE, to1
cite any and all kindred, creditors, or
parties interested, to show cause be
fore me at my office at Edgefield
Court House, South Carolina, on the
30th day of November 1918 at ll
o'clock a. m., why said order of Dis
charge should not be granted.
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J. P. C., E. C., S. C. 3
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