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Getting Back to Earth.
The American business man, with
few exceptions, is coming down out
of the clouds and seeking to again
place his feet firmly on Mother
Earth. He is realizing the necessity
of encouraging a greater volume of
trade by a reduction in the size of
his profit percentage. He has also
found it to his advantage to practice
economy and reduce operating ex
penses which mounted to almost un
believable heights during the period
of inflation. Therefore we daily read
of a revision in prices of some essen
tial commodity and following each
announcement has come renewed ac
tivity in that line.
American farmers were the first to
feel the effects of deflation. It was
not necessary for him to voluntarily
reduce the prices of ?their commodi
ties. It was do.ie for them, and with
a vengeance. The farmers have, how
ever, reduced their operating ex
penses and otherwise revised their
program, and those who practice
economy and live and board at home
stand a fair chance of having a sur
plus at the end of the season to ap
ply on the debts contracted in the
production of the 1920 and 1921
It is alleged that certain classes of
retail merchants are reluctant to ac
cept profits at a reduction from war
times, and generally speaking, or
ganized labor is resisting every at
tempt to bring wages down even part
way towards the old time level: They
give as a reason for their repection
of wage reduction proposals that the
cost of living continues to remain
above normal. As the cost of labor
is the largest factor in the cost of any
finished commodity, organized labor
can not logically expect to see a re
duction in living expenses until it
does its share towards the cost of
production. This can be done either
by accepting a lower scale or by
snowing, a greater efficiency in pro
ducing. Holding down propuction by
loafing on the job for the purpose of
prolonging jobs, or giving work to a
larger number of men, adds more
to the cost of a finished article than
does a high wage scale. Labor has no
right to ask merchants and manufac
turers to sell below the high levels
attained during the war when at the
same time it maintains its demand
for a wage scale negotiated in times
of stress when the nation was in
peril.-Farm and Ranch.
No Virtue in Nest Eggs.
Almost everybody who keeps hens
now knows that there is no benefit
from the use of nest eggs. There is
no logic in the use of glass or china
eggs ,and it is still worse to let a few
good eggs remain in each nest.
An egg will remain fresh but a
short time during warm days when
left in the nest to be occasionally
warmed by the hens when they go on
the nest to lay. When eggs become
very stale, there is sometimes an ac
cumulation of gas, the consequence
being that the egg will burst in the
nest, discharging its contents over
the materials in the nests and over
the hens. From other causes, the
eggs are also liable to breakage. This
encourages filth and vermin.
Even if nothing of this sort hap
pens, there is nothing to be gained
by nest eggs at any season of the
year. It is an old, worn-out idea.
Perches should be built low and
arranged so they can be easily taken
out and cleaned.
Uniformity in the size of eggs can
best be obtained by keeping one stan
dard breed of hens.
If ducks are overfed they some
times become so fat that their legs
are incapable of supporting their
Every poultryman should lay in a
supply of alfalfa and clover for his
fowls during the winter. Green feed
is as essential as grain.
Oats are as good an all-round feed
as can be had but should not be fed
There is seldom anything gained
by keeping more than one breed on
Big hens do not need as much
corn as those which are thinner in
We having organized the Edgefield
National Farm Loan Association in
connection with the Federal Land
Bank, I shall be glad to file your ap
plication for a loan.
J. H. CANTELOU,
Edgefield, S. C.
Now that Edgefield is taking the
lead among the good-roads counties
of the State, you should not longer
hesitate about buying a Ford truck.
As a time-saver and money-saver for
hauling it has no equal.
YONCE & MOONEY.
A'HT ?OVE WoM
NEED MORE OFFICERS
FOR ARMY OF SAVERS
NOW BEING RECRUITED
BOYS AND GIRLS INVITED TO
BECOME MEMBERS OF ORGAN
IZATION OF YOUNG
Generals and colonels of fourteen
years, majors, captains and lieuten
ants of ten or twelve and sergeants
and privates even younger are now
the rule in Uncle Sam's Army of Sav
ers, which is being recruited among
the school boys and girls of this dis
trict Plans for this army were re
cently completed and were announced
through the medium of an art poster
sent broadcast to schools and post
offices. Within the first five days after
the distribution of this poster, eleven
young "officers" had received their
"commissions" in the army. Nearly
6,000 have now enlisted, every part
of the district being represented.
The boys and girls earn their pro
motions in accordance with regula
tions explained in the poster announc
ing the organization of Uncle Sam's
Army of Savers. Their insignia ls
conferred, and a formal "commission"
is sent by the Savings Division of the
United States Treasury Department in
Regulations for promotion in Uncle
Sam's Army of Savers state that every
purchaser of one Thrift Stamp in 1921
ls entitled to a private's button. The
purchase of four Thrift Stamps en
titled him to a Sergeant's button. The
purchase of one War Savings Stamp,
issue of 1921, entitles him to a Lieu
tenant's button; three War Savings
Stamps to a Captain's button; five to
a Major's button, and ten to a Colonel's
button. The purchaser of twenty of
the 1921 War Savings Stamps gains
the award of a General's button, em
blazoned with a star to indicate the
DO YOU KNOW THAT
If you invest in one $25 Treas
ury Certificate every month for
ten years (average price $20.87*4)
you will at the end of that time
have received back from the
Treasury Department $1,500 in
cash, and you will have $1,500
more maturity value, payable $300
a year for five years longer.
MORE THAN BILLION
HAS BEEN PUT INTO
REDEMPTIONS . ARE GROWING
SMALLER AS WISE INVESTORS
RECEIVE INTEREST ON
More than one thousand million
dollars have been invested in Thrift
and War Savings Stamps and Treasury
Savings Certificates by wise and
thrifty persons in this country, ac
cording to an official report recently
compiled. Of this amount, over $730,
'?OO.OOO is now outstanding, and in
vestments are steadily increasing. The
banner year, of course, was 1918, when
there was a strong patriotic appeal.
Total sales for 1918 were $971,913,
000. During 1919, when the sales cam
paign was based on national thrift
rather than patriotism, $165,306,000
was brought into the Treasury, and in
1920 the total was $43,892,000. Re
demptions to date include $378,254,000
of the 1918 series, $33,441,000 of the
1919 series, $8,080,000 of the 1920 is
sues and about $135,000 of the 1921
Officials of the savings division
point out that by far the greater pro
portion of the redemptions are of the
1918 series, which indicates that the
more recent issues are being pur
chased by individuals who plan to hold
them to maturity.
The certificates pay 4 per cent In
terest, compounded quarterly, which is
equivalent to approximately 4% per
cent if held for the full five years.
Those who present the certificates for
redemption prior to the maturity date
receive about 3 per cent, interest.
Save the "small change" usually
spent; lt may mean a "big change" In
four later rife.
STOCKS AND BONDS
ARE NOW USED FOR
BUT WORTHLESS RUSSIAN NOTES
ARE JUST AS VALUABLE AS
MANY FAKE SCHEMES
Destitute peasants at Mitau, Laiivia,
are carrying home food wrapped in
thousand -rouble securities, but they
are not a bit elated over the fact.
When an American Red Cross unit
reached Mitau recently and opened up
headquarters in a vacant bank build
ing, bales of formerly valuable securi
ties were found heaped in a corner.
They were beautifully engraved on
fine bond paper, but their value was
absolutely nothing. As paper was
scarce, the crisp bonds and stocks were
utilized as wrapping paper by the Red
If the safe deposit boxes and bureau
drawers and trunk trays of America
#ere emptied, thousands of bales of
securities equally valueless would be
uncovered. Millions have been in
vested by Americans within the last
year in stocks which are worth no
more than the securities of the de
funct government of Imperial Russia.
Some investors are continuing to buy
beautifully engraved certificates good
for nothing but wrapping paper at the
price of profitable investments.
Warnings by the hundreds have
been issued against fake stock pales
men and fraudulent promoters, but it
is often difficult to determine between
a fake investment and one which has a
chance of success and profit, and vic
tims continue to lose their hard earned
savings. One sure method of protec
tion is to invest in the securities
backed and protected by the govern
ment of the United States. Treasury
Savings Securities (War Savings
Stamps and Treasury Savings Certi
ficates) will return a sure profit, are
proof against loss or depreciation, and
may be had at your post offic/e. The'
stability of the United States, not of
Russia, guarantees this and the prom
ise to pay of this nation, never yet
broken, is a better surety than the
promise of any "get rich quick," sales
man or promoter.
THRIFT AS AN >
SAYS RIGID AND SANE ECONOMY
MUST BE PRACTICED BY NA
TION TO RESTORE NOR
The note struck by P?sident Hard
ing in his address relative to' the nec
essity of putting "our public house
hold in order," is one fraught with
meaning to millions of individuals in
this country who have made little ef
fort to put their private households in
good shape. The urge of thrift and
economy is strongest with too many
only when a financial pinch comes.
Yet this pinch will seldom be felt if,
as President Harding says, we prac
tice "a rigid and yet sane economy
attended by individual prudence and
thrift which are so essential to this
trying hour and reassuring for the fu
Thrift is commendable at all times.
Individual financial emergencies are
continually arising and to set one's
household in order by planning a pro
gram of "rigid yet sane economy, at
tended by individual prudence and
thrift" is to ward off the serious con
sequences of such emergencies. Among
the millions of American wage-earners
those who were thrifty have been least
concerned about high prices or busi
In getting a good work started, there
is no time like the present. And in
getting the good work of thrift and
economy started, there is nothing like
getting interested in the Savings
Movement of the United States Treas
ury Department, ^he home of every
American citizen who needs to have
his household put in order will be hap
pier in all that that work can imply,
when the message of thrift and econ
omy of the Savings Movement reachea
Thrift takes you up the ladder; ex
travagance drags you down. .
This new low price
is made possible
by strictest econ
omies and special
Plant No. 2 was
erected for the sole
purpose of making;
skid fabric tires.
With a daily ca
pacity of 16,000 tires and 20,000 tubes, this plant permits refined pro
duction on a quantity basis. , '
All materials used are the best obtainable. The quality is uniform,
it is the best fabric tire ever offered to the car owner at any price. '
Firestone Cord Tires
Tire repair men, who judge values best, class these tires as having the*
sturdiest carcass made. Forty-seven high-grade car manufacturers use
them as standard equipment. They are the quality choice of cord users*.
30x3^-inch Cord - - New Price $24.50
32x4 " - - " " 46.30
34x4^ " " - ii; " " 54.90
W. W. ADAMS, Edgefield, S. C.
SUMMONS FOR RELIEF.
STATE OF SOUTH ' CAROLINA
COUNTY OF EDGEFIELD
IN THE COURT OF COMMON
The Farmers Bank of Edgefield, S.
C., Plaintiff, Against Ransey Jay
and J. L. Hart, Defendants.
To.the Defendants ?bove named:
You are hereby summoned and re
quired to answer the complaint in
this action, of which a copy is here
with served upon you, and to serve a
copy of your answer to the said com
plaint on the subscriber at his office
at. ..Edgefield, South Carolina, within
twenty days after the service hereof,
exclusive of the day of such service;
and if you fail to answer the com
plaint with the time aforesaid, the
plaintiff in this action will apply to
the Court for the relief demanded in
EDWIN H. FOLK,
W. B. Cogburn, (Off Seal) Clerk C.
.C. P., E. C., S. C.
To the non-resident defendant, J. L.
Hart, above named:
Take notice that. the original .com
plaint in this action, together with the
summons, of which the foregoing is
a copy, was filed in the office of the
Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas
in. and for the county of Edgefield,
State of South Carolina, on the 21st
day of May, A. D., 1921.
EDWIN H. FOLK,
W. B. Cogburn, (Off. Seal)
Clerk C. C. P., E. C., S C.
Now Is the Time to Get Rid of Your
. If you are troubled with chronic
or muscular rheumatism buy a bottle
of Chamberlain's Liniment and mas
sage the affect?d parts .twice a day
with it. You are certain to be very
much benefitted by it if not actually
cured. Try it.
J. S. BYRD
Office Over Store of
Quarles & Timmerman
Office Phone No. 3
Residence Phone 87
Did you know that nearly all
makes of tires and tubes are off 20
per cent? Come in and look over
our stock. We handle Goodyear,
Fisk and United States, is there are
any better we will handle them.
YONCE & MOONEY.
WEDDING PRESENTS: See Miss
Eliza Mims' handpainted china be
fore selecting your wedding presents.
Consult Your Own Interest by Consulting Us
Metal or Composition Roofing
Mantels, Tiling, Grates
Doors, Sash, etc.
Youngblood Roofing and
635 Broad St. Telphone 1697
ARRINGTON BROS. & CO.
Wholesale Grocers and Dealers in
Corn, Oats, Hay and all
Kinds of Feeds
Gloria Flour and Dan Patch Horse Feed
Corner Cumming and Fenwick Streets
On Georgia R. R. Tracks
YOUR PATRONAGE SOLICITED
See our representative, C. E. May.
THE FARMERS BANK
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 your account with ns for the year 1921. Invest your
savings in one of our Interest Bearing Certificates of
Lock boxes for rent in which to keep your valuable pa
AU business matters referred to us pleasantly and carefully
handled. We Solicit Your Business.