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Wednesday, February 2
The Economy Store
EDGEFIELD, SOUTH CAROLINA
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Woman Voters' League.
A meeting of the Woman Voter
League was held in the Court Hou:
on Monday afternoon at 4 o'cloc
called to order by Mrs. N. G. Evan
.Mrs. W. L. Dunovant read the 271
chapter of Numbers and called upc
Mrs. J. W. Peak to pray.
Mrs. Dunovant read the purposi
of the Woman Voter's League son
.of the principles of which are as fo
What It Is.
The South Carolina League <
Women Voters is an organization c
. -women who wishnot merely to vot<
but to use their votes to the best ac
Any woman interested in seein
her vote count for the public goo
may be a member.
The organization has two purpose
-to foster education in citizenshi
and to support improved legislation.
The program is educational an
legislative, i. e., to get behind need
ed reforms, to urge their support an<
adoption in the platforms of the po
litical parties and their enactment in
The League of Women Voter
hopes to accomplish its purpose ii
two ways, first by education, as ti
national and State human needs; sec
ond, by the direct influence of it
own members who are enrolled vot
.ers in the already existing pol?tica
parties. It is not partisan. It will no
support or .attack national cand
dates or national parties. To quot?
from the Constitution, "The Soutl
Carolina League of Women Voter!
urges every woman to become ai
Why It Is.
Because women see definite thing;
which are needed in our social struc
ture and which men voters have nev
er seen clearly enough to establish
Because by organization certair
great purposes and ideals of womer
can be accomplished which individua!
women or individual groups can nol
Because these needed changes car
be secured by the spread of infor
mation, education of the public, pres
sure brought to bear on Congress and
on State Legislatures to pass the ne
cessary laws and to arouse public
.opinion to secure their enforcement.
Because some progressive ideas
have been enacted into laws in the
various states and the great need is
to secure these laws which have prov
ed practical and satisfactory for all
other States in the Union.
How lt Works.
First, by education. Directly in the
form of citizenship schools and class
es to make every woman an intelli
gent voter, acquainted with process
es of government and voting, inform
ed as to citizenship rights and duties
and aroused to the needs of certain
national and state reforms. This in
struction in citizenship will be con
tinued until public sentiment has
made such'a course an integral part
of our public school system.
Indirectly by spreading knowledge
of great lacks in our social stricture
and by suggestions for improvement.
This method is developed in the work
of standing committees which inves
tigate, collect, and sort data as to
existing needs and laws already pass
ed to meet these needs, law enforce
These standing committees, each
one headed by a woman who is an
expert in her line, are:
Women in industry.
Food Supply and Demand.
Legal Status of Women.
Election Laws and Methods.
Research and Data Department.
A quotation from Dr. John E.
White, President of Anderson col
lege was read as follows:
"We are told that a great many
women do not want to vote. There are
also a great many men who do not
want to vote. It has been considered
a great evil that so many otherwise
good men have stayed away from the
polls. It will prove a great evil if
otherwise good women shall follow
their example. The exercise of the
franchise is more than a right to be
contended for; it is a.duty to be ac
cepted and performed in good con
"I hope that every good woman
will promptly avail herself of the
opportunity to discharge the moral
obligation of voting. In the states of
the north and west there seems to be
no doubt of their doing so at once.
In the south, and in South Carolina,
especially, the failure to do it will
work a great injury and a great in
equality of political power. The soon
er this new obligation of womanhood
is taken up conscientiously and dis
charged intelligently, the better**
will be for public morals and gooc
Mrs. J. B. Salley and Mrs. W. B
Duncan of Aiken \vere present anc
Mrs. Salley made a very straight for
ward and helpful talk on the presenl
She said the two main objectives
now of the Woman Voter's League
which is organized in every state oi
the union, are first to educate women
in the intelligent use of the franchise
for which women have been working
for the past. 80 years.
She said that men had never stud
ied to prepare themselves for citizen
ship and this idea will be continued
until every High . School includes this
teaching as a part of its curriculum.
Another objective is the urging of
better legislation. One bill which the
League is working for in. Congress
is the Smith-Towner bill for child
and maternity protection and wel
fare. Mrs. Salley made the statement
that more women had died this year
in the United States with diseases
coincident to child birth than had
been our loss in men during the
In our state legislatures the women
are pushing two important bills, one
changing the primary law entitling
women to vote in the primaries and
the other to raise the age of consent
to 18 years instead of 14 as it now
Mrs. Salley quoted from the Co
lumbia State, which said in an edi
torial recently that the greatest pow
er in American politics today were
women and the American soldier of
the world war, and The State wel
comed the women into the arena.
Mrs. P. M. feltham was elected
county chairman, Mrs. N. G. Evans,
who resigned as chairman, was elect
ed vice-chairman; Miss Sarah Collett
secretary; Mrs. J. W. Peak, treasur
er; Mrs. J. L. Mims, p.ublicity direct
or; Mrs. Mamie N. Tillman, legisla
It was decided to hold monthly
meetings at which citizenship stud
ies would be used.
A number of the members will at
tend the State Convention in Colum
bia, February ll.
Mrs. Duncan spoke of the impor
tance of the Home and Demonstra
tion work and of the pride South
Carolina should feel in having origi
nated the Home Demonstration work,
Missal??r?e Cromer of Abbeville
having organized it in Aiken county
eleven years ago and now it has
spread into every state, and France
and England ara asking for our Home
Demonstrators. The women of our
state are in sympathy with this work.
They also expressed themselves as
favoring the poll tax for all women,
as th* tax would add materially to
the" school funds of our state, and
said they were willing to serve on
jury duty when proper conditions
Mrs. J. L. MIMS,
I have done my best to meet the
demands of our schools in a financial
Way, but unless the tax payers of our
county come forward with their tax
es, there is no way in the world for
me to continue paying our teachers.
A glance at the number of delin
quents on the treasurer's book wiri
i*eadily explain the cause.
W. W. FULLER,
Co. Supt. Education.
Important Livestock Meeting.
County Agennt Carwile has receiv
ed the letter below calling attention
to the very important livestock meet
ing to be held in Columbia next week.
Those farmers who are interested
should see Mr. Carwile at once.
"Please call attention to all live
stock men in your county, to the
meeting of the Southern Cattlemen's
association that will be held in Co
lumbia at the Jefferson Hotel, Febru
ary 1-3. This will be the biggest
meeting of livestock men that will
be held this year. Livestock men,
business men and bankers interested
in livestock development, will come
from all the Southern Stetes.
In addition to having a good pro
gram on livestock subjects, there will
be sales of Angus, Shorthorn and
Hereford cattle; a sale each day.
"Please call attention to your men
to the fact that this is a good time
to buy breeding stock, for money is
tight and the breeders must sell.
Then too, pure bred cattle prices are
lower than they have been for the
last few years. I think that is the best
time we will have to buy breeding
cattle, for pure bred prices are bound
to go up higher than they are now. It
is not a good time to sell, but a good
time to buy."
I,.of the county of Edgefield,
do certify that I am a farmer and cotton grower, and hereby solemnly
promise and agree on my sacred word of honor thal: during the year
1921 I will not plant in cotton more than one-third of the lands
cultivated by me during the year 1920.
And I further promise that I will use whatever influence that I may
have with my friends and neighbors to have them sign a like obligation
and to co-operate with the county/committee in the organization and the
work for the said cotton reduction.
Drag Saws at Special Prices ,.
As long as our Type "W" Drag Saws, which are equipped with
Bosch Magneto and Lever Control, last and until February 15, 1921, we
will make a special price f.o.b Columbia of $150.00 on these machines,
which means a 25 per cut.
Columbia Supply Company
823 West Gervais Street Columbia, S. C.
ONE CAR OF GOOD YOUNG
Some as Good Mares as Ever Wore a Collar
I BEN. L. HOLSTON j