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German Has Until Next Sat
urday to Sign.
Paris, June 14.-The council of
four finished its labors to-day on the
reply to the Germans, which will go
ot Count BrockdorfT-Rantzau Mon
day. The last day permitted them for
acceptance or rejection of the treaty
is June 21.
If the German reply is in the neg
ative, the Allied armies will start to
march into Germany the following
day and a new blockade will be im
If the Germans express their will
ingness to sign the document, the
cei'emony will probably take place
Monday in the Hall of Mirrors at
The changes in the text of the
treaty will not be communicated in a
preliminary way to the smaller pow
ers of the inter-Allied conference.
The council of four, however, receiv
ed this afternoon the delegates of
Poland and Czecho-Slovakia as the
two smaller states chiefly interested
and outlined to them the council's de
Belgium Not Represented.
Belgiui. , for some reason, was not
represented. The four had before
this placed their approval on the new
financial clauses and the remaining
sections of the treaty, and had sent
the reports thus approved to the
drafting committee, which will work
ali day to-morrow and probably a
good part of Monday preparing the
reply to the Germans.
The communication will consist of
a letter of transmission of about 4,
500 words explaining in detail the
motives of the council and giving a
detailed statement of all changes
made in the original draft.
It is doubtful whether the complete
new text will be in print in time to
be handed to the Germans when Sec
retray Dutasta, or one of his aides
will go to Versailles to transmit the
reply to Von Brockdorff-Rantzau
without any formal ceremony.
The five days period accorded to
the Germans includes the three days
notification required for the denun
ciation of the armistice.
The latest confidential reports
from Berlin are distinctly more op- ?
timistic regarding the chances of the
German signature of the treaty. The
leading German statesmen have aban
doned their earlier attitude of un
compromising refusal to-sign the
terms unless radically altered, and
are now saying, instead of "we won't
sign unless-" the far milder and
more reasonable "we will sign, if-" j
The council of four has not grant- i
ed all the concessions the Germans '
have suggested, but perhaps have
gone far enough to make it possible
for the Germans to climb down grace- :
fully and accept such concessions as
they have obtained.
In is thought in conference circles
here concessions on the first two
points are sufficient to permit the
present government to swallow these !
sections of the treaty, though with a
wry face, and that the grant of a j
plebiscite in Silesia, but not in West j
Prussia or Danzig may ultimately be ?
accepted on the principle of half a
loaf is better than no bread. Mathias
Erzberger, head of the German arm
istice commission, has added to Von
Bernstorff's three points, two others,
bearing on the surrender of the form
er German emperor and Germany's
acknowledgement of her guilt for the
war. But the objections on these
points of honor are not believed to
The reports indicate that the treaty
will not be signed by the German del
egation as it is at present, but that
this delegation will be replaced by a
new delegation representing the three
majority parties in the parliament.
To Bring Home Most of Am?ri-,
Washington, June 14.-Three
fourths of the American dead in
France will find their final resting
place in American soil. Answering
an inquiry to-day from Senator
Chamberlain as to the wishes of rel
atives, General March, chief of staff,
said it was estimated that replies
from relatives thus far received
showed not more than 25 per cent
who expressed a preference that the
soldier's body remain permanently in
With more than 4,000,000 soldiers
dead of the Allied and enemy coun
tries buried in French soil, General
March said that nation was desirous
of proceeding slowly with the task
of exhuming those that are to go to
their home lands.* No date has yet
been set for beginning the return of
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First Aid Treatment Splendid Medi
cine for Spirit of Unrest. How
War Savings Stamps Help.
President Wijson has asked for food
to stop the wave of Bolshevism roll
ing westward otu of Russia. No intel
ligent person doubts the value of food
as a first aid. but at bottom the secur
j ity of our institutions rests upon the
! working interest tue people take in
! Citizens having no interest in a gov
I ernment. no economic, interest in the
i success of that government, are apt to
be the first victims of vicious propa
ganda or unbalanced political theo
rists. On the other hand men and
women who have invested in their
government either by way of conduct
ing private enterprise under its pro
! tection or through direct purchase of
government securities have something
at stake and desire to maintain stable
institutions. Such persons are not
necessarily reactionists. They may
be quite progressive and anxious for
reform where reform is needed.
Consequently the effective barrier
to Bolshevism in America today is
thrift and investment. The philosophy
must reach into the workshops of the
nation. It is reaching into those work
shops and into the schoolhouses of the
nation in the form of the Thrift
Stamp and the War Savings Stamp.
When everybody in America is buy
ing Thrift and War Savings Stamps as
a habit one won't hear much about
Bolshevism in America. It is the
financial and patriotic duty of every
American who loveB real liberty to
get the Thrift Stamp habit NOW.
HOLD WAR SECURITIES.
Eastern Business Men Issue Warning
Against Parting With Government
Bonds and W. S. S.
That it is a bad business proposi
tion for any merchant to encourage
holders of War ? ivings Stamps to
exchange them for merchandise is the
opinion of a group of eastern business
men. who recently discussed this
question at their annual convention.
"Such action merely helps fake pro
moters and dishonest brokers in their
effort to shake public confidence in
government bonds as an investment."
said one of the speakers. "It is la
mentable that they have worked to an
alarming degree among the poor, and
among ignorant people of this coun
The two hundred delegates attend
ing the gathering were 1 so impressed
with the necessity for keeping War
Savings Stamps in the hands o? the
original purchasers that each pledged
to go back home and constitute him
self the head of a vigilance commit
tee to oppose the offering of merchan
dise for government decurities.
TABLE SHOWS HOW
Trifle More Than One Hundred Dol
lars Monthly for Eight Months
Will Grow Into Thousand Dol
lars by January 1, 1924.
The following table will be of serv
ice to the individual who plahs to
save systematically throughout the
year by means of War Savings
Stamps. The stamps draw four per
cent interest compounded quarterly.
Bach 1919 War Savings Stamp was
worth last January $4.12. Each stamp,
because of the interest that is com
pounded, costs one cent more each
month, so. that next January it will
cost $4.24 and at the end of five years
it will b* worth $5.
Thrift Stamps are of the denomi
nation of 25 cents and are the means
by which one may accumulate small
savings until a sufficient amount ls
saved to purchase a War Savings
Stamp. They are invaluable for the
thrifty saver who caa lay- aside only
a small amount at a time.
Each Month No. Cost No. Coi
May $4.16 25 $104.00 13 $54.1
June 4.17 25 104.25 12 50.<
July 4.18 25 104.50 13 54.J
Aug. 4.19 25 104.75 12 60.?
Sept. 4.20 25 105.00 13 54.1
Oct. 4.21 25 105.25 12 60.1
Nov. 4.22 25 105.50 13 64.?
Dec. 4.23 25 105.75 12 50.'
TOTAL .200 S39.00 100 419.
Jan. 1, 1924.. 1.000.00 600.1
Schools Called Upon by Treasury
Department to Make Saving
Through the government savings di
rectors of the twelve federal reserve
districts, the Savings Division of the.
United States Treasury Department
has called upon the normal schools,
colleges and universities of the coun
try to aid in the government cam
paign to make thrift a happy habit.
The American Council on Education,
representing institutions of higher
learning throughout the country, has
joined with the Savings Division to
secure the co-operation of the schools.
The plan evolved by the Savings Di
vision and the Council on Education
contemplates the creation of thrift or
ganizations in each of the normal
schools, colleges and universities, to
teach the basic principles of intelli
gent saving-wise buying, sane
spending, smfe investment and avoid
ance of waste, and to aid in featuring
the advantage of Thrift Stamps and
War Savings Stamps as the ideal in
vestment for small savings. Through
the American Council on Education,
the presidents of the institutions of
higher learning have been urged to
name institutional thrift representa
tives, who will co-operate with the lo
cal savings organizations. This has
been done in most cases. The educa
tional institutions are expected to
have a large influence in the move
ment to make the United States a
nation of intelligent savers.
WORLD'S HISTORY IN RE
SUME PROVES W. S. S.
. WILL PAY.
One thing we know as we pursue
the history of antiquity, from times
when Noah was the news, of Baby
lon's iniquity, down through t)>8 days
when Caesar's ghost was haunting
Brutus in his bed, is this..The spenders
shouted most, but nearly all of them
were bled. Whereas the lad who
never flung sesterces to the Forum
crowd was never immaturely hung not
measured for an early shroud. This
bit of ancient sophistry has now its
modern counterpart, and more and
more it's horne on me how splendid
is the saving art-the art of mind
ing one's affairs and watching little
things increase. It rids the future ol
its cares, shows profit on our elbow
grease. Today when W. S. S. you
read upon a hanging sign, you know
the man sell Thriftiness, a virtue
once quite hard to find. I do not thank
the war for much, but this I've learn
ed, and learned it proper, whon some
one tries to make a "touch" a Thrift
Stamp makes an A-l stopper.
Watch your nickels and the dollars
will take care of themselves.
Small leaks sink big shlp3-?top
them with W. S. S.
As soon as he accumulates sixteen
Thrift Stamps be may exchange them
for a War Savings Stamp by paying
the few cents additional to make up
the purchase price of a War Savings
Stamp for that month.
Thus if the Thrift Stamp saver col
lected his sixteen stamps in May, it
then cost him 16 cents additional to
convert them into one War Savings
Stamp. In June it costs 17 cents addi
tional and so on. and then on January
1, 1924, less than five years afier the
exchange, the War Savings Stamp will
be worth $5 and the government will
pay that amount for it.
In the table below the second col
umn* shws that the person who in
vests a little more than $100 a month
for eight months of this year, will
have paid in before January 1, 1920,
$839. On January 1, 1924, this will
have grown to $1,000. The other col
umns show what the purchaser will
be required to invest to have $500,
$250, $100 or $50 by January 1, 1924.
st No. Cost No. Cost No. Cost
$12.48 2 $8.32
18 69 509.72 20 88.88 10
30 250.00 100.00
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Winthrop College Scholarship
and Entrance Examination.
Thc examination for the award of
vacant scholarships in Winthrop Col
lege and for the admission of new
students will be held at the County
Court House on Friday, July 4th, at
9 A. M., and alfco on Saturday, July
5th, at 9 A. M., for these who wish
;o make up by examinaron addition
al units required for full admission
:o the Freshman Class of this insti
tution. The examinaticn on Saturday,
luly 5th, will be used only for mak
ing 'additional units. The scholarships
?viii be awarded upon the examina
;ion held on Friday, July 4th. Appli
:ants must not be less than sixteen
pears of age. When scholarships are
iracant after July 4th, they will be a
?varded to those making the highest
iverage at this examination, provided
;hey meet the conditions governing
;he award. Applicants for scholar
ships should write to President John
son for scholarship examination
blanks. These blanks, properly filled
Dut by the applicant, should be filed
tvith President Johnson by July 1st.
Scholarships are worth $100 and
free tuition. The next session , will
apen September 17, 1919. For fur
ber information and catalogue, ad
Iress President D. B. Johnson, Rock
am, s. c.
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