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Self Starters and .Others
There are some people who
self starters. There are others ;
have to be cranked up in ordei
make them go.
The most interesting and myst
ous thing in the world js that li
quirk in the human brain that g
to an individual the .ability to
even a tiny crack open in. the doo]
opportunity, and the initiative to
"his toe into it and the strength ?
energy to push his way through,
is what makes generals out of :
diers in the ranks, and merch
princes out of office boys, and gr
writers and actors out of boys ^
girls who grow up on lonely farms
remote places, where they Kave ni
of the so-called advantages of e
cation. ' .
Run over the list of people w
are doing the big things in the wo
to-day and you will fin? that they J
. . * the people that one would least hi
expected to be doing them. A' We
miner and a school teacher are at t
bead of the most wonderful gove:
ments in the world. Two poor cor
try lads who started life between i
.corn furrows of the middle w<
* .contended for the presidency of t
"United States. A trained butcher h
become the greatest inventor" th
ever lived. Our richest man earn
his first money by sweeping out
store and sleeping behind the cou
\I read of a man who was wor
millions. He landed in this count
with only 10 cents in his pocket. I
could not speak English. He w
barely able to read and write in h
own language. He apparently diffe
ed in no way from the hundreds (
other immigrants with whom he ?can
over, yet he lives in a palace, ar
Tides by them in his limousine as th(
sweat and toil at the manual lab<
which they are still doing.
The man was a self starter. So ai
all the others who succeed. The
nave vision. They can see the thin
that is to be done and they have tl
pep to go to it, and put a punch i
their work. They're not afraid to tal
risks, or to trust their judgments.
Nobody ever has to tell the ma
and woman who are self starters ho
.to do things. They know it for then
selves. And if one way fails, the
can always think of another becaus
they are simply bound to go. That
what they were made for.
But, when all is said, if natu::
doesn't turn out self starters, we ac
jiot be blamed for it. Those wh
mever had their chances until the
"have gone by are no more reispons
ble for their lack of foresight than j
a blind man for not being able to se
his way along the street. Those wh
lhave rickety judgments and who di
cide every problem" wrong, are ?
much to be pitied as the cripple wh
stumbles and falls over every obsta
ele. Even the lazy and listless who d
their work half-heartedly are prob
ably as little "to be censured as ar
those who are born with a physica
\ \ i It is a pity though, that parent
t 'do not study their children, and real
^ze this difference between them
that some of them are self starter
and others must be cranked up. Thi
would save a lot of people from be
coming failures, for, after all, th<
cranked up car goes very satisfactor
ily when once somebody has put it ii
The boy and girl who can thinl
of new ways to play, who are alway:
inventing games and who can al
ways offer a different explanatioi
for their raids upon the cookie jar
need no help. They are self starters
.and will get away under their owi
But the boy and girl who alway?
follow and never lead in their play
who always say. "What can I d(
now?" "Where shall I go now?" wh<
have not ingenuity enough even t<
invent a plausible lie, need to b<
- definitely trained for life. They ar<
. the ones who must be cranked up anc
set in motion by some hand fron
the outside. They have no powei
within themselves to achieve things
Left to his own devices, that kine
of a boy drifts around from ill-paic
job to ill-paid job because he is nev
er worth much of an employer's
money. He has not the initiative to gc
to night school or a technical school
or to learn how tb do his job fron
those among whom he works, as the
self starter boy has.
Or if he inherits a little money
he starts a little business with it and
goes broke within a year or two, b?
cause it is impossible for him tc
? compete with the self starters.
These boys, however, might have
.achieved success if their parents had
recognized their limitations and had
them trained to do some particular
line of work well, for their very lack
? of enterprise makes them invaluable
in places where patient, methodical
drudging and attention to detail is
Every young man starting out to
seek his fortune does well to apply
the acid test to himself and find out
whether he is a self starter or not,
and if he is not, to hitch his wagon
to a big firm where some financial
genius will do the cranking and pull
him along to prosperity. He will make
. far more money than he ever will in
trying to go his- own way alone.
The woman who har. daughters will
not need to help the self starters get
married. They are born with the
' "come hither" look in their eyes that
makes even dead men get up and fol
low them, but there are other daughr
ters who will make admirable wives
and mothers who need all the help
that a managing mother can give
them if they are ever to own a wed
It's a great thing to be a self
starter, and the next best thing is to
have someone to crank you up and
get you along, if you aren't.
A. B. CLOER.
Invigorating to th? Pale and Sickly
The Old.SUAdard general strengthening tonic,
GROVE'S TASTELESS chill TONIC.driyes out
Malaria,enriches the blood, builds up the system.
A true Tonic. For adult? and children. 60c
I Progressive Dairy Growing.
! Mr.^B. R. Tillman of Trenton,
should be congratulated on the show
j ing that his herd of Jerseys is mak
ing. We notice that Princess Mae of
Orange was placed on the official
Honor Roll published monthly by
Clemson College. A cow, to be put
on this honor roll, must make a re
cord of over 40 pounds of butter fat
per month, which means over 46
pounds of butter. Princess Mae of.
Orange, during October, made a re
cord of 803.3 pf.nds of milk and
40.1 pounds of b'.tter fat.
One should fee', proud of such cat
tle as Mr. Tillmaa now has. His herd
will mean much for his community
and county as well as himself. He has
recently bought from Virginia eight
cows of high records and breeding,
one cow having a record of around
900 pounds of butter per year.
We also understand that Mr. F. F.
Rainsford also is doing good work in
the dairy industry. We hope to see
his cows appear on the honor roll
9-4 Pepperell Sheeting unbleached
at 59 cents; 9-4 Pepperell Sheeting,
bleached, 69 cents; 10-4 Pepperell
sheeting, bleached, 70 cents. .
50 cents Bleaching at 25 cents a
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Just received large shipment
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Here is Something to Think
Here ia somthing that will interest
you. No doubt you enjoy good mu
sic and of course, you like something
out of the ordinary.
Well, here it is, "Ferguson, Violin
ist," will be at the Johnston Theatre,
Thursday, December 9th, and-Edge
field Theatre, Friday, December 10th
at 8 p. m.
Mr. Ferguson is entirely different,
not to mention that he is an artist of
rare ability. He has music that will
appeal to all classes. Classical, rag
and the "Turkey in the Straw" kind,
and the last, "the kind that is differ
ent," that will be the surprise of your
life. You will say that he is differ
Before Mr. Ferguson we present
one of Vitagraph's famous little
stars, Miss Corrinne Griffith, in her
latest picture, "Bab's Candidate."
No wread this careful-Admission,
adults, 25 cents; children 20 cents,
and we pay the war tax. Cheap
?nouhg, don't you think? .
With a big double bill like this and
a comfortable threatre with twp large
stoves, what more do you want to
pass a pleasant evening. Let's All'
One lot of Shirt Waists ?worth
$1.65 reduced to 98 cents. .
" SMITH-MARSH CO.
equipment, with fresh, clean ,
SUNDRIES, TOILET '
sors are .j '.?
aranteed for Life
ver Board Strips, Sash, Doors,
', Mantels, Store Fixtures and all
designing and estimates carefully
of Red Cedar Shingles, 100 per
t received at a reasonable price,
)r & Lumbfer Co.
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ir interest to consult
? & COMPANY
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service is our guarantee,
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g We want the people to know that the great stock
$ reduction sale is still on at our s tore. We are deter
mined, if cutting prices will do the work, not to carry
over any winter goods. Now is your chanc? to buy
what your family needs.
? ? *
We have marked many things below factory cost
for this sale. Our entire stock is brand new. No
shop worn goods of any kind on hand.
VERY LOW PRICES
Now is the time to do your Christmas shopping.
There are hundreds of things in our stock that will
make suitable Christmas gifts. Come in and let us
show you. You need not wait prices will not be
lower .this winter. After the present stock is sold
no more can be had at these prices. Come while the
supply in every department is large and you can get
what you want.
Fr ' TELD, SOUTH CAROLINA
UNDER THE OPERA HOUSE
IN ORDER TO CLOSE OUT ALL MEN'S AND BOYS'
SUITS AND OVERSOATS WE HAVE DECIDED TO SELL
THEM AT HALF PRICE FROM
Monday, Dec. 13, Through Dec. 24
SHOES AT HALT PRICE
WE WILL ALSO SELL ALL THE CELEBRATED CROS
SETT AND SELZ-SCHWAB DRESS SHOES AT HALF
PRICE. THIS INCLUDES LADIES* SHOES ALSO.
One:Third Off of all Neckwear, Hosiery and Underwear
NOW IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO SECURE REAL BAR
GAINS. ALL GOODS MARKED IN PLAIN FIGURES.
SUCH PRICES MEAN HEAVY LOSS TO US BUT YOUR
GAIN. THESE PRICES SHOULD MAKE YOUR CHRIST
MAS SHOPPING EASY ANt> WITHOUT HEAVY EX
DORN & MIMS