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CAR JUST KEPT ON MOVING
Lucky for Sleeping Occupants That
* the Road Had Been Cut Up by
I recall a funny motoring incident
that might have turned out decidedly
otherwise if it had not been for a
mere chance, writes a correspondent.
Ii occurred in the country during the
A young fellow and his sister were
returning in the wee small hours from
a dance in a neighboring town. He
was driving a flivver. They were both
very tired, and finally they both
dropped off to sleep.
It so happened that late the day be
fore a heavy farm wagon had passed
that way, leaving deep ruts in the mud,
and during the evening these had froz
en solid. Tiie car got into these ruts
and ran along them with no one guid
ing it for some time. The tracks turn
ed several corners lind finally turned
Into a farmyard and went into the
The fliv turned the corners and fol
lowed the tracks into the yard. It
was going straight on and would have
smashed into the barn door had not
the girl waked in time to see the build
ing looming up just in front of them.
Realizing the situation immediately,
she jammed on the brake and stopped
the car a few feet from the closed
I am assured that this is a perfectly
KNOWS NO NORTH OR SOUTH
Southern Doughboy Who Fought In
France ls Strong for the Appella
The monicker, Yank,' is going to
stick. Just read what this fellow, who
was born south of Mason and Dixon's
"I come from a line of 'rebels' who
boast that they did not surrender.
Until I was quite a husky chap I be
lieved that 'd- Yankee' was one
word and 'Republican' its synonym,
and knew the 'rebel yell' as a varsity
boj knows his college yell. Before
the war I wore a slouch hat, rode !
horseback and shot squirrels. I still j
say cawn bread, think Oixie should
be our national air, that Robert E. Lee 1
was the world's greatest general, and I
Jefferson Davis, suh, the world's great
est statesman. .
"But, speaking for myself and a
not overly small bunch of fellow 'reb
els,* I am exactly satisfied with the i
honest, hard-fisted, firm-jawed and I
seemingly inevitable nickname of
Yank, and say, with one of the papers
back home :
"*Let Yank be the official battle
name of our boys, and the "rebel yell"
their official battle cry.' "
In truth, the South and the North
are welded.-Stars and Stripes.
Cutting the Nation's Tire Bill. j
' "Forty makes of motor tires were I
submitted to the bureau of standards j
by the office of the quartermaster gen- j
eral," writes Thomas H. Uzzell in Ev- 1
erybody's. "They were given labora- j
tory 'durability runs,' after which they j
were avtopsied by the rubber special
Ists. Their carcasses' were cut up and
the pieces. boiled, roasted, stretched, j
The results were discouraging. Even :
the best of them seemed to suffer
from improper 'toughening.'
"So into their little rubber-mill went
the experts, with notes furnished them
by the tire manufacturers, and pro
ceeded to make up 'some tire rubber j
which had the proper degree of tough- ;
ness. They succeeded. They passed j
out the word : 'The trouble Is that you ?
makers are not sifting your zinc oxid i
before mixing lt with the rubber com- j
"The makers began to sift. Better !
tires resulted. Some $30,000,000 were j
saved to the government. And today
you are' enjoying a cut In your tire bill
by getting better tires-a result of
that experiment with zinc oxid."
Successful Woman Trapper.
Trapplug predatory animals ls
scarcely the kind of occupation In
which a woman might be expected to
distinguish herself, even with the great
extension of the range of feminine ac
tivities to which we have been accus
tomed lately. Mrs. Ada Tingley of Ida
ho, is reported, however, by the North
western division of the United States
biological survey, to be so successful
In this employment that her male ri
vals are finding it hard to keep up with
her records. Her victims are mainly
coyotes, bob-cats, wolves, lynxes and
mountain lions. At 3:S0 every morn
ing Mrs. Tingley moun*s her cayuse
and rides off to Tier traps, of which
she runs six Unes, of 50 each. She us
es a fish bait prepared by a secret
formula. On occasion she can, use a
.32 caliber rifle with almost perfect
Make Big Gun by Shrinking Liner.
In making a 12-lnch gun at an east
ern arsenal the liner tube. 36 feet
long, was finished and rifled before
being shrunk Into place. Customarily
the liner is flne-bored and rifled after
the shrinkage operation, and this ls
declared to be the first time a gun of
such larg> size was ever assembled
after the tube was finished.-Popular
Johannesburg Now Metropolis.
Johannesburg, with a population of
263,274, is the largest and most cos
mopolitan city in South Africa. The
tastes of the people are varied, rang
ing from the simplest requirements on
the part of the natives to the most
cultivated wants. Music of some form
ls one of the means of satisfying these
Business was always suspended
promptly at one o'clock on Saturdays
In the law offices of Spencer and Boyd,
Notebooks were tucked away, and type
writer desks were hastily closed. Even
Mr. Spencer, the senior partner, usual
ly hurried away to the country club for
lunch and an afternoon of golf.
But today he lingered at his desk, al
though Miss Carroll, his secretary, was
preparing to leave. Jimmie, the office
boy, was bustling ubout. attending to
the closing of the office with his cus
tomary Saturday alacrity. For Satur
day was the day when Jimmie and his
j best girl, as he called Helen Carroll,
. had their weekly, party-the lady finan
cing the affair, for Jimmie's present
j remuneration did not permit of such
: lavish expenditures for luxuries. Hel
en Carroll's kindness was one of the
j pleasant topics of conversation In the
"Where Is it today, Jimmie?" asked
Mr. Spencer, with an indulgent smile,
as the boy stood In the doorway walt
ing Impatiently for Helen.
Jimmie grinned and answered with
his after-business-hours familiarity.
"Oh, our car is waiting to take us to
the hotel for a little five-course lunch,
and then to the matinee."
"Which means," Helen Interposed,
i with a pretty blush, lunch-counter
j and the movies. I'm all ready. Jimmie.
? Come along. Good afternoon, Mr.
The senior partner sat in thoughtful
i silence after their departure. If only
! his son had fallen in love with a girl
like Miss Carroll, Instead of with Ju
I Meanwhile, Helen and Jimmie were
I hurrying up the street merrily dis
? cussing what they would have for
A passing soldier diverted Helen's at
I tention. She stopped abruptly to gaze
i after him.
"Doesn't he look lonely, Jimmie?"
; she said, with pity In her voice and
! eves. "And hungry, too. Perhaps he
hasn't any money for his lunch. Oh,
Jimmie, do you suppose we ought to In
vite him to go with us? I've jwt got
paid and I have plenty of monev with
Jimmie was all enthusiasm at the
Idea. Without walting for another
word from Helen, he ran after the sol
dier and tapped his arm."
"Me and my lady friend want to
know if you'll eat with us. She says
you look hungry," he spluttered excit
edly. "And maybe" she'll take you to
the movies, too."
Jimmie introduced his new friend
without much ceremony.
"His name's Jimmie, too. and he's
got three service stripes, and he says
he's hungry, and he'd love to go to the
That was the beginning of a most
wonderful afternoon for Sergeant Jim.
As charming a girl as he had met In his
travels, with golden hair and laughing
gray eyes and a complexion like apple
bIossoms--and an irrepressible young
ster-helped him to a precarious perch
on a stool at a lunch-counter. The
yonng lady, with tender solicitude. In
sisted that he have something substan
tial to eat. but he explained that he
wasn't really starving. So he shared"
their regular Saturday luncheon anti
enjoyed the apple pie and ice cream
fully as much as Jimmie. Aftewards
they had gayly purchased a box of
caramels. Then they had hurried to
the movies. There, while Jimmie gave
all his attention to the candy and the
screen, Helen and Sergeant Jim con
versed in low tones, for the most part
oblivious of the silent drama being
enacted before their eyes. He told her
something of his experiences abroad,
and of the battle In which, he had re
ceived his wounds, from which he was
almost recovered. And Helen told him
softly of Jimmie, the oldest of four
children, and how the lad manfully
trudged to and from work every day
to save carfare, and carried unappetiz
ing and meager lunches in order to
turn over his pay untouched to his
At five o'clock they said a regretful ;
Mgood-by" in front of the theater, bnt
no,t until after Sergeant Jim had man
aged to draw Jimmie aside for a mo
ment and persuaded him to reveal the
young lady's name;
The next Monday morning there was
an air of subdued' excitement In the
office. Mr. Spencer's son, recently
home from overseas, was starting tn
his career as junior partner in the firm.
When the young man In uniform, walk
ing with crutches, was Introduced' to
his father's secretary, she was so ob
viously startled that explanations -.Tere
Jimmie was too excited' by the turn
of events to do much work that day
and lt is doubtful if Helen or the new
Junior partner accomplished their
share. Shortly before five that after
noon, after announcing to Helen his In
tention of taking her and Jimmie home
In his auto. Sergeant Jim told his fath
er what he was doing.
At first Mr. Spencer was' Indignant.
.TU have none of that. Jim," he said
sternly. "Miss Carroll is too fine a
girl to be trifled with. And what would
your friend Judith say? Aren't you
practically engaged to her?"
"When a girl tells you to go away
because you can't take her to a dance
your liking for her ends then and there,
dad." young Spencer explained. "And.
dad" (his eyes met his father's hon
esfly). "I ihink Miss Carroll ls the nic
est girl I ever met."
(Copyright, 1919. McClure Newspaper Syn
CAROLINA YOUNGSTERS '
ARE PILING IIP MONEY
davin gs Societies In 8ehools Makins
Support Given United Stats?
From- the small folks learning to
pell "cat" In the primary grades up
to th? big: boys and girls who take
Latin and algebra, South Carolina
jL-hool children have been adding a
pew study to their list; and they hare
j been winning honors in it. Their new
work is the study of the subject of
thrift, taught in connection with the
'Text Books Of Thrift" which are
lent to all the teachers desiring them
by the War Loan Organization of the
Fifth Federal Reserve District, at
But South Carolina boys and girls
in their patriotic work and in learn
ing how to save and get ahead are go
ing the teaching of thrift one better.
I Already in the schools of the Pal
metto State many savings societies
and thrift clubs have been organized,
and the children not only in South
Carolina but all over the district are
busy earning money and buying use
ful things with it or Investing it in
Thrift Stamps and War Savings
Stamps. Money put in War Savings
Stamps bears interest at the rate of
4 per cent, compounded quarterly,
and grows rabidly.
Laid Money Aside.
A lad in one of the schools in this
district has laid the foundation of a
prosperous career by plowing and by
selling vegetables, w'hen all the
work was done he counted up the
money he had put In bank and* found
that it amounted to twenty-five dol
lars. Many of the world's richest m'en
began life on less than twenty-five
doflafs. But they saved their money
regularly nad invested it wisely, thus
The teacher in one of the 3-A
grades has reported that one of her
pupils has earned no less than twenty
dollars by helping around the house,
while members of a savings society
that flourishes in a 1-A grade have
made abootv twenty-five dollars doing
Buch odd jobs as feeding the chick
ens, tying tobacco and chopping grass.
Several boyB who are members of
school saving societies which are
particularly active have bought
ctothes with money earned in similar
ways. One little fellow did so well
helping his father that he was poid
ten dollars. As he received the
money he bought Thrift Stamps show
ing that he already knew how to save
and invest what he made.
Help Them Save.
Popular among these small invest
ors are the Penny and Nickle Savinge
Books issued by Uncle Sam to all
school pupils desiring them. In the
days when, to many tots, the price
of even, a Thrift Stamp may be too
huge to be paid all at once, and wbsn
one just must buy an occasional all
day sucker or a cent-apiece bite of
candy, lots of youngesters find it wise
to save a penny or a nickle at a time.
The coin is deposited with the teach
er for safe keeping, and she stamps
the savings card to show how ra^ch
the child has put rh his acer;ant
When the total is large enough. It
goes into the purchase of a Thrift
Piling up money of your own is a
great game, played in this fashion, t
and a game that is daily growing in |
favor in South Carolina schools-.
PILE UP YOUR"DOLLARS SO THAT
NO ONE CAN KNOCK
Many a tired lad has- slipped his;
coat on when the whistle blew and
said derisively: "Another day, another
dollar. A million days, a millionaire."
He has said' a mouthful In bitter jest
and without knowing it. For tfie dol
lars do pile up if: the- stack ia not
' Some financier sharpshooter is al
ways gunning for your dollars. They
can pick them' off at a mile Rfc? An
nie Oakley cracking clay pipes in a
shooting gallery: But it you put some
of your dollars under cover before
any one can draw a bead on them,
you leave a slim seor? for the profi
teer and the grafter:
. The safest protection from those
sharpshooters is War Savings Stamps
bought every pay-day. rf you give
them your whole roll to shoot at they
will hit lt for a perfect score. Make
them waste- a little ammunition.
War Savings Stamps are absolutely
safe. They pay a high rate of inter*
est and you can get your money IN
FULL when you need it When they
pile up, nobody ean knock th? stack
Seest thou a man dilligent in kia
business, he shall not stand before
kings, he shall not stund before
mean men. Prov. 22:29. It is th?
moral support of capital back of him
that gires the diligent man dignity
in the presence of the king. Buy
W. s. s.
He also that ls slothful in his
work is brother to him that is a great
waster. Prov. 18:9. In fact, the
slothful wan is not only brother to
the waster, he ls IT. Put what might
bs Wiste lato W. 3. 8. *
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le Woman's Tonic
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