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LET W. S. S. BE
BANKS TO SAFEGUARD
BONDS AND STAMPS
Are Ready to Protect Securities of
Small Investors Free or For
In buying Liberty Bonds, Victory
Bonds, Thrift and War Savings
Stamps the people of the United
States have done more than perform
a patriotic duty-they have invested
in the soundest securities in the
world, gold obligations of the Unit
ed States of America.
But the safeguarding of those se
curities has become a problem for
many folk. Only a few persons, rel
atively, have either a safe in the
house or office, or a safe-deposit box
in the vaults of the bank. Fa?- **i o
many patriotic citizens are keeping
bonds and stamps about the house, in
the bureau drawer, under the mat
tress, or on the shelf. And even if
the treasure is thus hidden from
thieves, there is the ever present dan
ger of fire, and the loss of the money
There may be no further call for
the people at large to subscribe to
huge bond issues, but the govern
ment needs the daily and weekly
sums which come in from the sale
of Thrift and War Savings Stamps
for taxes must be kept down. The
danger of loss has deterred some peo
p.V from getting as many stamps as
they might otherwise buy. Hence the
problem will be a future question s
well as a present one.
Steps have been taken, however, to
meet this situation.
First, every bond or stamp certifi
cate may be registered with the
Treasury Department. Registration
means that the owner's name and the
number of his security have been
"registered" by the government, and
that nobody but himself can pos
sibly get the money which the bond
or stamp certificate calls for. Cer
tificates may be registered through
the nearest postoffice; bonds through
the nearest bank.
And the second method for safe
guarding has been provided by the
banks themselves. Every bank-na
tional bank or savings bank-and ev
ery trust company has, of course,
ample and secure vaults. For the man
who does not feel that he can afford
to rent a safe deposit box to keep
?Liberty Bonds and War Savings
?Stamps in, many of the banks and
trust companies have announced their
willingness to keep these securities
for him in their own vaults. '
ARE THOSE WORKING
Invested in War Savings Stamps They
Never Fail to Yield You Hand
It is the dollar that goes to work
that is the successful dollar. The
idle dollar is a failure. . The success
ful dollar brings back another dollar
with it. It makes itself a dollar and
something-two dollars and some
thing-a whole family of dollars.
But the careless dollar goes off
somewhere and is never seen again.
A Texas man the other day lost a
life-time's savings-$786. His dol
lars had gone off in the pockets of
two fake stock promoters. He had
not taught his dollars to keep good
Hun-?reds of years ago a man to
whom a handful of money had been
irusted buried it all in a napkin. He
got no increase-he did not even keep
what he had.
The dollar that succeeds is ener
getic-and careful. War Savings
Stamps do more than save your dol
lars. They put them to work at
compound interest. And they never
fail. Your government guarantees
every one of them.
A man once bought Manhattan Isl
Snd for $24. He had the $24. Buy
Tar Savings Stamps and be ready.
Provide a silver lining for the com
?a* ?laud- War Savngs Stamps will
WAR SAVINGS STAMPS
MADE HOME POSSIBLE
Man Who Suddenly Found Himself
Without Roof Over Head Was Able
to Buy Property.
. This true story tells how War Sav
ings Stamps built a sure protection
around one Washington war worker
and his family.
Early in the war savings campaign
he began a small systematic invest
ment in Thrift Stamps, which ulti
! mately grew until he had an. invest
ment of $100. He says he acquired
his stamps without depriving him
self or family. The investment "just
grew" out of incidental savings.
Presently this incidental ' money
became scarce. The war worker and
his family felt the burden of the war
time'high cost of living, and the anx
iety and expense of extraordinary ill
ness of the two children. Then an
other blow fell. He awoke one morn
ing to find that he had no place to
His residence had been sold and
he and his family were asked to va
cate;. He could find no houses for
ren~ within his means, and was con
fronted with the necessity of leaving
the city or buying a home for his
family. He could not buy without
making a substantial initial pay
ment, and ready funds were seem
ingly beyond reach.
Then he thought of his War Sav
ings Stamps. He remembered they
wer? redeemable on ten days' notice,
with accrued interest. With the pro
ceeds of these stamps and such small
sums as he could gather he made
first payment on a new home in the
Recently he .oiused to sell it for
$1,2)0 more than the purchase price.
This man is a War Savings Stamp
enthusiast-and he is on the straight
road to financial independence.
Sturt your mind going along saving
lines and then watca it travel. Buy
W. S. S. regularly.
Pull together to produce mora, to
eliminate waste, to save and to in
vest in W. S. S.
Keep your money at work for you.
Re-invest your Liberty Bond terest
In W. S. S.
REMEMBER THE ANT !
Save and have!'
Remember the story of the
ant and the grasshopper? The
art worked and saved. The end
of each day found him with a
little more added to what he
had the day before. The grass
hopper danced and sang and
fiddled his time away. Winter
came; the ant had plenty. The
grasshopper bad nothing; he
had not saved. He went to the
ant. and asked for help. Said
the ant: "While I worked, you
fooled your time away. You
can dance now for all I care."
Are you an ant-person or a
grasshopper - person? Some
time are you going to have to
ask for help and will someone
tell you to dance; or will you
If you save now, you'll have
later on. Let the end of every
week find more Thrift Stamps
on your card. At the end of ev
ery month be able to show more
War Savings Stamps pastel on .
your certificate. Lend your
money to the government at 4
per cent interest, compounded
quarterly, and see it grow.
Take stock of yourself!
What are you worth? Will J
next New Year's Day find you <?
worth more or less? Which will ?
you be; an ant or a gras^hop- 4
National Capital Engaged in a
Hunt for Bold, Bad Men.
Washington, July 20.-The na
tion's capital is going; through the
novelty of a man-hunt.
A long series of daylight hold-ups
and robberies, topped off by five at
tacks on white women by negroes,
has wound up with citizens taking af
fairs into their own hands to the ex
tent of forming vigilance committees
and by private subscription raising a
reward fund which now totals inore
than two thousand dollars.
One negro under arrest has been
identified by two of the white women
but the police say their evidence
against the man is only circumstantial
and they are holding him while mak
ing further investigations. The negro
made one futile attempt to escape
while under questioning at police
headquarters during which he denied
The man-hunt has proceeded in the
most fashionable part of the city and
close by the homes of many well
known men. One assault which took
place not far from the celebratel
Chevy Chase golf club aroused the
men of the vicinity and nearby Mary
land and they formed searching par
ties, raised a reward fund and pla
carded that part of the city with dis
criptions of the negro.
For two days searching parties
combed the woods immediately at the
entrance of the National Zoological
Park, where the negro was said to
have been hiding.
Thescene is near Secretary Tu
multy's house, and the homes of other
nationally known figures are nearby.
Meanwhile, other attacks on white
women by negroes took place rn
other sections of the city and citizens'
associations held meetings at which
the police were denounced for ineffi
ciency. There were threats that if
the negro should be caught the search
ers would take jv. e into their own
The polie?" e counseled respect
for law a jrder, and maintained
that Congress does not appropriate
enough funds to make policemen
enough available to adequately police
the city. Police officers are inclined
to charge the crime wave largely to
the results of bootlegging by negroes
since the dry laws became effective.
So far as is known, the assailant
of at least three women is unaccount
ed for. The man held is charged only
with assault upon two. There has
been some talk of a Congressional in
vestigation of the police.
The sixth attack of its kind in
four weeks was reported to the police
early this morning. A woman employe
of the Bureau of Engraving and
Printing, the; plant where the govern
ment makes stamps and currency, re
ported she had been seized by two ne
groes at a street corner but beat
them off with her umbrella and alarm
ed them with her screams.
As part of the police crusade to
meet the situation, orders were given
today to round up all negro loiterers
on street corners who fail to give
satisfactory accounts of themselves.
No Reason for Sugar Shortage.
Washington, July 20.-While re
tail dealers throughout the country
are advising consumers they have dif
ficulty of obtaining normal stocks of
sugar, the government has forecast
a domestic crop far above the aver
age for the last six years.
The department of agriculture in
an estimate based on July 1st crop
conditions and announced today, pre
dicts a crop of 2,216,000,000 pounds
or 147,000,000 pounds more than the
average crop of the proceeding six
The beet ~ugar forecast this year
is higher than the record crop of
1915-16 by nearly 75,000 tons, but
the cane sugar crop is almost 100,
000 tons below the average of the six
years. The sugar beet acreage Lhis
( -*r is a record one.
in recent years the cane sugar crop
usually has been about one-fourth of
the total and beet sugar produced
contiguous United States, but this
years the prospect is that'it will be
only about one-seventh. Smaller acre
age and a wet, cool spring are the
cause of the smaller crop.
Michigan, Colorado and Utah show
big increases in beet sugar prospects.
Forecasts (show Michigan's crop as
1,159,000 ton?, an increase of 257,
000 tons; Colorado's 2,024,000 tons,
increase 580,000, and Utah's 1,208,
000 tons, increase 205,000 tons.
Summer Complaint Quickly Relieved.
"About two years ago when suf
fering from a severe attack of sum
mer complaint, I took Chamberlain's
Colic and Diarrhoea Remedy and it
relieved me al.nost 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.
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Columbia, S. C.
LOST: Automobile number 46,
)80 somewhere between Edgefield
ind Johnston. Finder please return to
MRS. EVA W. OUZTS.
Ter put off buying hot weat!
lient of everything that mer
mfortable these sweltering du
her clothing, all sizes and all \
Axfords that are stylish and
it or Panama that you need,
Shirts and Summer Underwei
y size from a small boy to the
io supply your needs before tl
Come in to See Us
rn & Mil
I take tbis'meana of letting the
people know that I have re-opened
my pressing club, and will appre
ciate their patronage.. I am better
prepared than ever to clean and
press all kinds ! of garments, both
for ladies and gentlemen. All work
guaranteed. Let me know when
you have work and I will send for
it and make prompt delivery.
Sheppard Building Down Stairs
1er garments. We
i and boys need to
v?aves at prices that
durable-all of the
come to us. We
ir that we have ever
he stock is broken.