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VALUE OF SAVINGS
0*e of Great Lessons of War Is That
of National ?nd Individual Thrift,
Now Rapidly Growing
Now that the new German govern
ment has accepted the inevitable, and
has officially signed the peaoe terms
dictated by the allies and the coun
tries associated with them, the great
est and most disastrous war that ever
scourged the world is ended.
For nearly five years the world has
bean topsy-turvy. The things that
were needed yesterday are no longer
required, and the activities o? the
great war establishments and muni
tion plants are being diverted to the
manufacture of implements of peace.
There must now be a readjustment.
Governments that have thought in bil
lions and spent money with a lavish,
hand, must retrench and think in mil
lions and even smaller amounts, and
must gain a new perspective.
Viewed in the retrospect the part
played by America in the great world
war ls one of the most glorious chap
ters in history. And in the making of
this brilliant history the plain Ameri
can citizen played a stellar role. The
mountains of munitions, the equip- !
mont for the millions of soldiers, the
great ships that carried the men
across the ocean, could not have been
provided had not the common people
?ot America provided the money.
Much of this money was obtained
through the sale of Liberty Bonds
and War Savings and Thrift Stamps.
'Thia great volume of monev has not
been wasted. First it brought perma
.nent peace to the world, and now that
real peace Is here, every cent that was
so invested will come back to those
who aided their government, and it
will come back with interest.
This war that is now happily ended
has taught the people the value of sav
ing. They went into the saving
ff??e as much through patriotism as
anything else. But now that they are
reaping the returns, and see that what
they did with a patriotic motive ls a
real foundation for future fortune,
they have gained a new confidence in
-their country, and they will continue
?to buy the securities the Treasury De
ipartment offers, and will make the
country many-fold more prosperous
'than lt would have been had not the
war Instilled the lesson that will prove
invaluable in future years.
PAYING OFF THAT
Theodore Roosevelt said: "Thrift is
merely the use of hard common sense
in the spending of money." Paying
off the mortgage on the installment
?plan by buying War Savings Stamps
ls one of the uses of this h.,.-d com
Not only does this plan offer a prac
tica! way of saving small amounts of
money, but small amounts may be
earning interest as soon as they are
?et aside toward the collecting of
the larger sum. This interest in turn
materially helps to reduce the 6 per
cent interest rate commonly charged
When the mortgage comes due lt
may either be paid off In whole, or In
part and renewed, the method of
saving through Wir Savings Stamps
being employed until the principal ls
"May the vaBt future not have to
lament that you neglected it." Buy
Thrift Stamps and War Savings
Is the glue on the back of War Sav
ings Stamps flavored with peppermint
or wintergreen? Buy ose and lad
CANNOT LOSE MONEY
IF INVESTED WISEL?
Funds Put Into War 8avlngs Stampi
Are Absolutely Safe and YieW
Handsome Profit to HoWer
Government securities afford tba
safest and most practical investment
in the world. A War Savings Stamp ia
a promisory note for $5 if redeemed at
maturity, or for the original cost ol
the stamp plus accrued interest if re
deemed before maturity.
It was only after America entered
tho great world conflict that the small
waj:e earner in this oountry was af
forded the opportunity of investing in
government securities; of becoming
co-partners with the government. That
there are today more than 20,000,000
holders of government securities is a
fact which speaks for itself.
When you buy a War Savings Stamp
you are helping the go^er".?nent. Tc
be able to make a loan cd the govern
ment, even as small as the sum repre
sented by a War Savings Stamp, is a
proof of patriotism and also a practi
cal manifestation of that spirit of na
tional thrift and individual savings
which has come to us as a permanent
heritage from the war.
WEALTH OF NATION
In Washington some of those ex
perts, who are masters of figures and
who have a mind attuned to statistics,
frequently dig up queer things. One
of this type has figured out that the
total wealth of the United States ie
$300,000,000,000. Then he figures oui
the new wealth produced annually,
which he terms "net income." This
gets into dizzy figures, too. He esti
mates that last year the national
wealth increased $18.000,000,000. which
he admits is going faster than the
normal. Another Washington official
points out that one of the best ways
to conserve this national income in
wealth is for individuals to buy Wai
ONE SAFE PLACE FOR LIB- |
.ERTY BONDS-THE BANK- f
PUT YOURS THERE
The Cumberland (Md.) Eve
ning Times prints the following,
which should be a reminder to
all who are now keeping their
Liberty Bonds or War Savings
Stamps in boxes around the
house or in broken tea pots or
Mrs. William B. Dever, wife
of Fireman-Engineer Dever.
Baltimore and Ohio railroad, of
Rowlesburg, W. Va.; threw fl,-,
GDO worth of Liberty Bonds into
the Cheat river, back of her
home, by mistake, with rubbrsh
she had cleaned from their
home. The valuable bonds have
not been recovered although a
diligent search of the Cheat
river bottom in that vicinity has
W. *B. Dever's great loss of
bonds has a parallel. W. W.
Wood, Baltimore and Ohio rail
road engineer, lost $150 worth
of Liberty Bonds from his pock
et. They were a $100 and $50
issue. Engineer Wood Intended
to deposit the bonds in a local
bank. They have not been lo
A laborer unloading a car ot
coal at Paw Paw, Saturday,
found a $100 bond In the coal.
It is thought to have dropped
from the pocket of a car loader
at the mines. The laborer re
ported the matter to the com
pany's station agent at Paw
Paw, K is said, w'th a view of
returning lt to its owner.
Will the People Submit to
Will tho people of South Carolina
submit to the overthrow of prohibi
tion by the lawless distillers? The
overwhelming majority of the people
are opposed to the making a^.d sell
ing of intoxicants, and they know
that, so far, prohibits has tremen
dously benefitted the state. Open bar
rooms and dispensaries the last three
years would have made life in this
land almost intolerable.
Now we are confronted with the
fact that an element of the popula
tion is resolved that the prohibition
law shall bo set at naught. Two dis
tilleries were raided in Barnwell
county two days ago and every day
reports of the operation of these
criminal concerns are published.
Until the dispensary law was en
acted the "whiskey question" was one
of cities and towns and for a long
time the people of the country were
unreasonable in their disposition to
the towns on account of it.
The dispensary law, destroying the
treating habit, went a long way to
shift the problem to the country dis
tricts. Whiskey was purchased in the
original package and carried to the
country and there distributed. The
present condition in the rural sec
tions is, in part, the inneritance of
the dispensary system for which the
rural voters were in the main respon
Be it to their credit or discredit,
the responsibility for prohibition be
longs for the most part to these same
' rural voters and the problem of extir
pating the illicit distillery is almost
exclusively the problem-of the coun
try people. After a long time the pub
lic opinion in the towns, even in
Charleston, asserted itself against
blind tigers and resulted in reducing
, the evil to the minimum. Since 1892
i the country people Jiave shaped and
? directed the policy of South Carolina
towards the whiskey traffic and, at
last, the time has come "when they
have got to act as well as to vote and
talk. They will have the cooperation
of the people in the towns, the "moon
shine distillery" being a menace to
them, but niost of the task of sup
pressing the unlawful manufacture
and sale of liquor will be upon them.
If prohibition shall fail in South
Carolina, it will be their failure. They
have made the law and it is for their
public opinion to organize and en
force it.-The State.
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February 1st, 1919.
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