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FOR. EVERY DAY
WAR SAVINGS sr/
t>ver 175,000 Children In Fifth District
Will Be Routing Enemy, Waste,
During Summer Months.
Richmond, Va.-According to the
latest available figures over five hun
dred banks in the Fifth Federal Re
serve District have ordered supplies
of hand grenade penny-savings banks
that are to be used by the children for
Bummer savings. The total number
of hand grenades that have been or
dered exceeds 175,000.
The plan of the hand grenade bank
originated In the Treasury Depart
ment, and the banks are being dis
tributed in this district by the War
Loan Organization here. Every school
child under the age of seventeen years
may, by applying at the local bank, re
?oive one of these hand grenade
penny-banks as a loan for the vaca
tion period. If, dubing th? summer,
enough money is saved to purchase
one or more War Savings Stamps the
bank becomes the property of the
The banks are made out of real hand
grenades that were to have been used
against the Huns. With percussion
cap and high explosive removed, and
.lots cut to receive and take out coins,
they are now doing service against
the enemy, waste, as banks for sav
School officials all over the district
are enthusiastic about the plan, as
?they feel that it will not only keep
.live but strengthen the thrift ideals
that already have been implanted in
the minds of the children.
J. H. Binford, assistant superinten
.dent of public schools here, has en
dorsed the scheme, in a recent letter
expressing the hope that all the banks
in the district would co-operate by get
ting supplies of the hand grenades, as
the school children are enthusiastic
About securing them.
OBJECT IS TO MAKE
Government Much Interested In Series
of War Savings Societies That
Are Rapidly Being Organized.
Government officials at Washing
ton are watching with no little inter
est the growth of a series of societies
springing up all over the United
States. They have already attained a
membership that reaches well up into
Treasury department officials are
particularly interested in this move
ment, and it ia fostered by that de
partment As soon as a society is
formed the navnes of the ? president,
secretary and each individual mem
ber are placed in the treasury depart
These societies are War Savings
Bocieties, and "the motive of each so
ciety is Thrift. The government, in
favoring these organizations, has not
only in view the replenishing of the
?J ni ted States treasury through the
pale of Thrift and War Savings
Stamps, but the big idea ls to cause
.aeh individual member to learn the
value to himself of being thrifty.
Tho government is not seeking to
divert capital from legitimate com
mercial enterprises. It dees not want
to ti^ ap vast sums. It is the person
?who has never saved systematically
Hthat it ii tho most anxious to roach.
This person can put aside the small
amooats that he has been accustomed
to spend, and this, drawing four per
?ont eompound Interest, will in an in
credibly short time grow into a large
rjsaough susi to make the first pay
ment on a home, or to provide a sum
?with which" one may make a perma
"Nothing is final!" said Napoleon
after the hattie of Jena. In days of
osperity Insure against emergencies,
financial safety with War Sar
MESSAGE OF THRIFT
Harold Braddock, Director of Savingo
Division Writes Letter of Ap
preciation to Each of Eigh
teen Hundred Workers.
TMrst-hand information and sugges
tions as to how to obtain increased
efficiency and prosperity may now be
obtained by women on the farm, in
any part of the country, from the home
demonstration agents of the depart
ment of agriculture. Entering into the
national savings movement with a lest
that characterizes all their work,
some eighteen hundred of these home
demonstration agents have been carry
ing the message of thrift Into the farm
houses all over the United States.
In appreciation of their voluntarily
undertaken work, Director Braddock
has written a latter to each worker,
o^commendation, which reads in part:
"Thrift is primarily the people's con
cern. If thrift ls to become a perma
nent national asset, the people's agen
cies and organisations must definitely
assume their share of responsibility
for inculcating thrift by including it
in their program for action. Schools,
churches, busiu-ass and labor organiza
tions, fraternal societies and women's
organizations, s.s well as agricultural
workers and agencies, are already un
dertaking this work and are in close
co-operation with the treasury de
According to Mr. Braddock's letter,
plans for the creation of savings facil
ities in the home are outlined as fol
"1. Habit of saving first some part
of income for future needs and of
spending wisely for present needs.
"2. Home betterment fund, to se
cure, for example, running water in
"3. Savings plan for every boy and
"4. SavlngB fund in government se
curities for evtry family.
"5. Keeping of accounts to pro
mote wise spending and to Increase
"6. Safe ir.vestraent of savings
(Nos. 2, 3, 4) in government securi
ties until money is needed; War Sav
ings Stamps as a desirable invest
EASY TO SAYE
By the same token that the best way
to have anythiag is do it yourself, the
best way to get ahead in the world
is save regularly and invest wisely.
Your children may be buying Thrift
Stamps but the nickels and dimes and
quarters they are able to save won't
buy a new automobile or a home or a
cultivator. The money to do that will
not be saved unless you save it
It's easy enough to save if you do
it the W. S. S. way. Quarters planted
in Thrift Stamps grow into War Sav
ings. Stamps and the interest maka?
them grow like rain deas a sunwner
flower. Save .for that happy opportu
nity. If you're not in a War Baringa
Society-get. m one. Ba with tts
Did Ton Bvar Bay:
*TF I HAD THE MONBTT
REGULAR SAVING-be mat
urate about ft-*? gires yon tho
SELECTIVE BUYING, which
saves yon stm mora money, ka?
olde? getting you Jae* what yam
want and provides tanda tar
& which pila up money without
f help from you while ycu'ro gat
ting some mora.
it's BfJUiB and M's EAST. Ia
anything better than that?
< ? STAMPS.
\\ They bear interest. Tornr
o nearest post office or bank has
(Death Rate High Among Chil
Out of every 1,000 children born
in South Carolin in 1918,' 133.2 died
before they reached one year of age.
The tota' number of births in
South Carolina in 1918 was 44,S85.
The total number of deaths of chil
dren under one year of age was 5,
974. The deaths were distributed as
follows: White males 1,105; White,
females, 808; negro males, 2,235; ne
gro females, 1,862. The death rate
among children under one year of
age in 1918 was 133.2 per 1,000.
These figures are officiai and au
thoritative. They are taken from the
official records of the bureau of vital
statistics kept by C. W. Miller, chief
clerk. The records are made up from
reports receiver from all parts of the
state; the reports have recently been
compiled and show very clearly the
ravages which influenza caused last
fall and winter.
The total number of deaths in 1918
was 31,979, distributed as follows:'
Whites, 12,188; negroes, 19,785; In
dians, 5; Chinese, 1.
The births in 1917 totaled 43,125,
I as against 44?,885 for 1918.
The death rate among children un
der one year old in 1917 was 124.4
per thousand as against 133.2 in
1918. The deaths in 1917 of children
under one year of age totaled 5,365,
distributed as follows: White males,
1,042; white females, 785; negro
males, 1,984; negro females, 1,554.
The death rate for children under
one year of age in 1917, as stated,
was 124.4 per thousand. The death
rate for all ages, whites and negroes,
was 14.5 per thousand.
Reports for January, February,
I March and April of 1919 show some
(interesting facts as regards the num
ber of deaths from different diseases.
A list of a few diseases, together
with the number of deaths reported
for each month, is as follows:
Jan Feb Mch 'Apr
Typhoid fever_ 4 3 7 8
Diphtheria_ 12 11
Sleeping Sickness 2 6
Measles_ 2 2 1
Whooping Cough 7 17 7
'Tuberculosis_ 120 126 155 150
All forms_20 13 18 19
The total number of deaths from
tuberculosis during January, Febru
ary, March and April of this year
have reached a total of 551. Menin
gitis comes next with 70 victims.
Loss of Appetite.
As a general rule there is nothing
serious about a loss of appetite, and
if you skip a meal or only eat two
meals a day for a few days you will
soon have a relish for your meals
when meal time corns. Bear in mind
that at least five hours should always
?lapse between meals so as to give
the food ample time to digest and
the stomach a period of rest before a
second meal is taken. Then if you
eat no more than you crave and take
a reasonable amount of outdoor ex
ercise every day, you will not need
to worry about your appetite. When
the loss of appetite is caused by con
stipation as is often the case, that
should be corrected at once. A dose
of Chamberlain's Tablets will do it.
America at Head of Peace
Berlin, July 13;.-Count Bernstorff,
former German ambassador ?t Wash
ington, writing in the Weekly Demo
cratic Germany, advocated a pro
American policy and points out that
a revision of the treaty of peace can
only come through the League of
"When Germany is received into
the league," he says, "she can hope
for a world order checking imperial
ism by individual powers and bring
ing about a system binding peoples
together across the frontiers of
states. I hardly need to point out that
such a policy would lead us to the side
of the United States. The idea of a
League of Nations is a living one.
There alone are funds to be found,
and there the principal champion of
the league idea will be at the helm
for another 20 months."
Count von Bernstorff says that so
cialism is unpopular in the United
States and therefore if Germany
wishes to cultivate friendly relations
with that country they must convince
Americans not only that militarism
is dead, but that new Germany has no
intention of fostering world revolu
Summer Complaint Quickly Relieved.
"About two years ago when suf
fering from a severe attack of sum
mer complaint, I t|ok Chamberlain's
Colic and Diarrhoea Remedy and it
relieved me almost instantly," writes
Mrs. Henry Jewett, Clark Mills, N.
Y. This is an excellent remedy for
colic and diarrhoea and should be
kept at hand by every family. .
STEWART & KERNAGHAN,
Candidate for Cotton Weigher.
I take this means of announcing
iat"I am a candidate for the position
of' cotton weigher for the town of
Edgefield and solicit the support of
farmers who sell their cotton there.
If elected I shall endeavor to give
entire satisfaction at all times.
B. C. BRYANT.
Candidate for Cotton Weigher.
Having just returned from France,
and receiving my discharge from the
U. S. Army, wnere i nave been since
September 1917, at the solicitation
of a number of my friends, I hereby
announce myself as candidate for
Cotton Weigher for the town of Edge
field, S. C. If elected, I promise to
give faithful service to all parties in
the performance of my duties.
WILLIAM G. BYRD.
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