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Strong Appeal for Near East
^Columbia, Dee. 20.-E. 0. Black,
treasurer of the Near East Relief,
has received from Henry Morganthau
former ambassador to Turkey, a tele
gram telling of the deplorable con
tfBtkms now existing in the Near East
and making an earnest plea to the
people of the United States not to
shandon the little orphans who are
now ibeing taken care of by the con
tributions of the people of this coun
"America won the admiration and
gratitude of the Near East by disin
terested altruism and philanthropy
during the past four years. Peace and
order have not been restored. These
people are still helpless. Their land
"has again been the battleground of
contending forces. Their efforts to
maintain independence hav? partial
ly failed owing to the superior force
of the neighbors.
"Large number of refugees have
-been dispossessed of their temporary
homes. Recent cables state that the
roads, leading to the various places of
safety are crowded with refugees. A
hard winter has begun. The snow is
lenee deep in many places. These
helpless refugees are again thrown
on our mercy. Unl?ss we heed their
cry they will perish this winter by
"The situation is today worse than j
it was last year. The Near East Re
lief is the only organization whose
funds are used for this work. Hun
dreds of thousands of these people
.are Irving today who would have per
ished had it not been for American
?relief. Largs number of orphans now
in the more than two hundred or
phanages maintained by the Nea East
Belief are totally dependent upon the
Near East Relief for the simplest ne
cessities of life. They must now be
left to perish after being rescued by
ns. No matter where these people are
or which faction claims the right to j
govern them the refugees are home
less orphans and helpless. Their faees
are turned towards us in despair and
expectancy. They are the Tiny Tims
of ?he Holiday season."
All contributions should be sent
to E. 0. Black,, Treasurer, Near East.
Relief, No. 211 Liberty National
Bank Building, Columbia, S. C.
formal Buying is Now Needed
Public refusal to buy has been car
Tried to a point of false economy, and j
sonnai buying must be resumed to
prevent a possible combination of
high prices and low wages and unem
ployment, was declared by Roger H.
""Williams; vice-president of the Na- j
tional Bank of Commerce in New
"York, in a recent address at the
-eighth annual meeting of the Con-J
-verts Association at the Biltmore in
New York. Speaking further along
this line of normal buying Mr. Wil- J
. -.. - i
"To my mind there is no greater
service that can be rendered today to J
business and to the public than to re- I j
establish a normal volume of buying, li
And to do this it seems to me busi
ness and the public must come to an
understanding. It is through the pro
cess of business, either directly or
.indirectly, that most of the so-called I
good things of life are accumulated
.?which we all share, or try to. Unless
^business is being done, unless there
is a fair distribution of activity,
there can be no prosperity to divide,
either between employer or employe,
business man or consumer.
?"It is no time to preach thrif ti- j
ness now, but it is a time to place j
emphasis on the need for sanity in
buying. It is not thrifty to stop buy
ing altogether any more than it is
thrif ty to consume all of our current
production without consideration of
the future. That is a wasteful way of
.?oing business. It means extrava
gaai production costs and waste of I
?Materials in the boom period, and in j
the period of depression it means de- '
terioration of goods not consumed. In J
both periods, therefore ,it means
great waste of human endeavor-and
ia the last analysis, the public pays I
-""There aTe a number of more di-j
ixect and obvious ways in which this
restraint of buying is inflicting in
jury. With goods flooding back on J
?heir hands, producers and distribu
ors have had to make abrupt curtail- ,
merits of their activities, resulting in
unemployment and in many direc- j
lions in drastic wage cuts. Not only
are manufacturers and distributors j
injured, but misfortune visits the
working class with its resultant dis- ,
content and unsettlement. But the ill
effects of the movement do not stop.
e\cn here. A recession in buying car
ried too far, and producing too great
a stagnation in production and distri
bution, may result in a secondary era
of shortage and rebound in prices
without an increase in real wages to
neet it.. ; The result w?uld be that
.*he pressure of the high cost of liv-J
ing on family economy, instead of
f ollowing the course of amelioration
that has set in, would again become
"Is there not a great threat in-the
present situation of such unfortunate
results as these? Is not the recession
in public buying forcing industry into
too great a curtailment cf produc
tion? Will not, in other "words, the
public pay a greater price for its
false economy than if it maintained
a more temperate attitude, both as
to buying in flush times and as to ab
stention from buying in a time such
as the present? Is it not true ?hat any
economic force which develops suf
ficient intensit yto injure a consider
able part of the public works injury
in ultimate effect to the body politic
as a whole? All must pay a part of
the cost.-Augusta Chronicle..
Take Chamberlain's Tablets as
soon as you have finished your sup
per and they will produce a gentle
movement of the bowels on the fol
lowing morning. They will also im
prove your digestion and make you
feel better in every way.
NO. 1 Ten-room dwelling with tiri
roof, almost new, within a short w?lk
of post office. Completed with mod
ern conveniences, electric lights, etc.
Has garden, also corn and potato
land at premises. All out buildings.
NO. 2. Twenty-one (21) acre farm
with seven-room, modern dwelling
with electric lights, and all out build
ings. Has plenty of wood, pasture
with water and 18 acres will make ?
bale of cotton to the acre. Conve
nient to High School. Partly in the
town of Edgefield."
. E. J. NORRIS.
J. D. HOLSTEIN
Successor to Penn & Holstein
Pure Drugs and Chemicals
Our prices are reasonable.
Our 75 years of service to the
people insure efficiency and
We olicit Your Continued
J. S. BYRD
O Iii ce Over Store of
Quiirles & Timmerman
Office Phone No. 3
Residence Phone 87
Eyes scientifically examined and
GEO. F. MIMS,
Edgefield, S. C.
Insure your cotton in the Seed or|
in Bales. I can give you insurance foi
short or long term-one day up. The
same for corn and other farm pro
Better Be Safe Than. Sorry.
E. J. NORRIS, Agt.
Invigorating to the Pale and Sickly
The Old Standard general strengthening- tonic.
GROVE'S TASTELESS chill TONIC.driyes out
Mala ria,enriches the blood, build? up the system,
A true Tonic For adults and. children. 50o
Of Interest to Schools.
Columbia, Dec. 20.-Five great
needs in the educational system of j
South Carolina have been pointed out
by the people of South Carolina, in
reply to a questionnaire published
throughout the state early in 1920
by the extension department of the
University of South Carolina. These
are : more efficient school supervision,
more tax money, well paid county su
perintendents of education, raising
and standardizing of teacher require
ments, and more pay for teachers.
A long list of needs for the school
system of the state has been sup
plied by the people of the state in re
ply to the University's questionnaire,
but those five are the ones that were
mentioned most frequently. These re
plies are taken as representing the
concensus of opinion of the best in
formed people of the state on the
subject of education.
The school needs pointed out by
the people are : a modern liberalized
is showing Fashions
that fit both pu
SHOES for the entire fal
One of the best assortm
found in the city.
CLOTHING for the com
who demand fashion's latest
972 Broad Street
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Correspondence invited and con
F E R T ll
Increase ?ie Yiel
Corn, cotton, truck, barley, wi
crops will pay well if a little al
fertilizer for your soil. Planters
to the needs of Southern soils.
You cannot raise a 100 f$ crop unless ye
B matter of balanced conditions of the *
Potash must be present in the prope
because lt contains available Phosphor!
Every bag is stamped with our Giant I
for yonr protection, and better place ye
avoid delayed delivery.
Ask our agent in your town for inion
state constitution; good road?; the
Smith-Towner bill for a federal de
partment of education, a seat in the
presidential cabinet and federal aid
for state education, more man teach
ers; more centralized high schools;
fewer pupils to the teacher; better
home, training;'" longer school day;
spirit of co-operation between teach
er, parents and pupils; continuous
teacher-training; publicity of the idea
that the future lies in the teacher's
hands; a longer minimum school
term; more and better teachers; big
ger and better school buildings;
stricter compulsory education law; a
scientific survey of the state's ?duca
tion needs with the necessary reor
Hulls and Meal.
.We have now and will constantly
keepon hand cotton seed meal "and
hulls. Send us your orders. Price in
keeping with low price of seed.
S. R. Nicholson, Mgr.
, Farmers Warehouse,
Latest in Millinery. I %
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irse and figure ^
ni\y at pre-war prices. f
tent of MEN'S SUITS to be *
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R. E. ALLEN
/ Reynolds Street
idvances on cotton in storage,
d of Farm Crops
ieat, oats)-these, and all other
:tention is given to the proper
Fertilizers are especially suited
m have x 100 % soil. Fertility is largely
oil. Phosphoric Acid, Ammonia, and j
r proportions if bumper crops are to j
ic Acid, Ammonia and Potash,in thc
lizard Trade-Mark. Look for it-it's
iur order for Planter's right now and
nation, free advice, or prices, or mite
1 & Phosphate Co,
We Can Give You Prompt Service
on Mill Work and Interior Finish
Large stock of Rough and Dressed Lumber ou hand for
Woodward Lumber o.
Corner Roberts and Dug&s Sts., Augusta, Ga,
Consult Your Own Interest by Consulting Us
Metal or Composition Roofing
Mantels, Tile, Grates
Youngblood Roofing and
635 Broad St. Telphone 1697
THE FARMERS BANE
j OF EDGEFIELD, S. C.
Capital and Surplus Profits - - - $190,000.00
Total Resources Over ..... $800,000.00
SAFETY AND SERVICE IS WHAT WE
OFFER TO THE PUBLIC
Open vour account with us for the year 1920. Invest your
savings in one of our Interest Bearing Certificates of
Lock boxes for rent in which to keep your valuable pa
Ali business matters referred to us pleasantly and carefully
handled. We Solicit Your Business.
Cc?>rrl*ht 190<>. b? C K Zimmerman Co - No. lt
EVERY DOLLAR that you spend foolishly, every proportion
ate amount of money that you earn that it would be possible to
save and do not, is only money that you have to work for again.
On the other hand every dollar you put ra the bank is money
that is going to constantly work for you. Which is the best;
money always working for you, or you always working for
your money. Come in and start that bank account. Don't put it
off another day.
BANK OF EDGEFIELD
OFFICERS: J. C. Sheppard, President; A. S. Tompkins, vice-President;
E. J. Mims, Cashier; J. H. Allen, Assistant Cashier.
DIRECTORS: J. C. Sheppard, Thos. H. Rainsford, John Rainsford,
M. C. Parker^ A. S. Tompkins, J. G. Holland, E. J. Mims, J. H. Allen.