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Patriotism, li?:e the love of <
?or parent, is inborn. Like the
of child for parent, too, patrio
?fiares into white heat at a hin
insult to the beloved birthl
-Again the comparison holds true,
.as in the preoccupation of youl
-child is often inconsiderate of
needs and seeming indifferent
the love y earnings of. the- par
just .90 the average citizen, absoi
in iiis individual interests seem"*
times of peace utterly oblivioui
dbe claims of his community or
Our distionaries declare patriot
io be "the passion which aims
serve one's country and to mainl
its laws and institutions." That i
-a passion which clenches the fist
the first threat of external meddl
or internal strife is obvious,
.should it not bc: just as irresistible
ieep the muscles faut in the p
emotion of national prosperity
tween scraps? isn't that maintena;
.clause in the above definition
weighty as the service clause? For
uately our glorious boys of 1
American Expeditionary Force de
it so, or they would not have
promptly welded themselves intp 1
-American Legion, that bulwark
saf?ty against anarchy and agaii
.every tendency toward national (
?cadence and disintegration.
The trouble with many of ps w
. .-stayed at home and \Vorked a:
prayed with all our strength of bo
-.and soul while our soldiers foug
"out a world's emancipation, is, th
now, in this critical time of rea
justment we minimize our person
relation to our government.
President Wilson gave the key
? the solution of present probler
^away back in our neutrality day
when, warning of the danger of ra?
interference, he reminded us th;
one citizen had precipitated that org
?of bloodshed. He then went on to ss
that the man who lives a sober, pu
poseful life in the interest of tl
common good is a truer patriot tha
lie who would glory to die for tl
? country which his personal indiscn
lion had plunged into war. ,
This government of ours rests U]
on the bed-rock of individual r<
. sponsibility. The spirit of tm
Americanism develops from the un
self-respect to family pride, fro)
fEanvuy pride to community ambitioi
rfrom community ambition to stal
l?oyalty and from state loyalty i
A government modelled by repr<
.tentatives of its citizenship, electe
with an eye single to the furtheranc
of-civil and religious liberty an
?zealous in the impartial exercise c
justice between man and man is th
.aim and the claim of the America
Republic. Such a government natui
.ally tends to foster a saner patrio
ism than is possible to citizens c
European nations, whose love c
country is more a love of sacred tn
ditions and a pride in ancient glor
iban a spontaneous tenderness bor
of gratitude for personal privilege
And yet, in this good land wher
the citizen is responsible for the law
before he is responsible to then
-crime is rampant. Only last Sunda
. a minister declared in one of our pu
pits that an adjoining county to our
had more homicides last year tha
were in the whole of Scotland. Anc
judging: by Greenwood county's de
plorable record of the past fe\
weeks, our sister county has nothin;
on us in the way of a crime record
How far are you and I responsibl
if or this inconsistent patriotism
.Just so far as we by the unrighteou
.or unwise exercise of our individua
vote fail to represent ourselves b;
righteous law makers, law interpre
ters and law executors. Well ma;
'"The crowning fact, the kindliest ac
Of freedom is the freeman's vote.'
.It is the lack of appreciation oi
the sacredness of the vote that ha:
dragged American politics into thf
.znire of dishonor. The Italian whe
when asked, "For what did yoi
vote?" replied "For two dolla'," is- ?
type of the citizenship upon which de
volves the responsibility of having
-frustrated the effectiveness of the
whole scheme of American legisla
tion. Another type upon whom more
?contumely rests is the native born
- citizen who is too busy pushing his
business, his pen or his plough to
:spare time for looking into the claims
of candidates or noticing social con
' ditions. Still another reprehensible
type of citizens is the spasmodic' pa
triot who sleeps soundly between
crises, awakening on the eve of elec
tion just in time, to be violently agi
tated over impending disaster. In
vain he rasps his throat and dislocates
bis wrists striving to hoist into office
the honorable, capable candidate who
while he "slumbered and slept" has
been (rut-matched by an unscrupu
Shall these types of voters be du
plicated among the newly enfran-j
chised women of our land? Undoubt
edly they will be unless American,
women awake to the consciousness of
their need of enlightenment, and
concern themselves sincerely about
the new responsibility which con
fronts them. If we love our country,
cur state, our Greenwood, and our
own four walls, we must league our
selves for intelligently dealing with
issues as they arise.
The Greenwood League of Women
Voters aspires to be a training
school for service in and for our
community and country. We are in
the beginner's class, most of us, but
if a sincere desire for knowledge be
speaks success we will be prepared
for helpfulness as? the need develops,
It is earnestly hoped that every
woman in Greenwood town and
county who can attend may be pres
ent at the meeting Thursday after
noon at four o'clock in the Library.
Mrs.. E. S^Moorer,
Pub. Chm. " Greenwood League of
Not long ago something happened
in the City by the Sea that was per
haps for Charleston more unusual
than for any other section of our
state. The women were notified that
the books were opened for registra
tion for the approaching city elec
tion, but they put off the "evil day"
along with scores of men, and when
they suddenly aroused, or were
aroused by interested women, to the
need for their ballot on some impor
tant measures, that^unusual thing
Women so crowded - the registra
tion booth that some of the more de
termined ones stood in line from
early morn to. dewy eve for three
days before they got what they came
for. Some people blamed the con
gestion on officials and some blamed
the women for waiting for the last
minute when there had been plenty
time to get their certificates leisurely
Did you laugh when you read the
above paragraph? Well, what about
your town? You are expecting an
election some time, are you not? To
come a little closer, what about you?
Have you registered? Have you of
fered to tend your neighbor's baby
while she does, or better still, have
you offered to get hers for her?
The books at your county seat are
opened every first Monday. You can
do a neighborly service by getting
the certificates for your neighbors
who find it inconvenient to come to
town, and you can push up the delin
quents in your neighborhood.
There was a time when our hands
were tied, and all we had was influ
ence. We did double duty with that.
Now since w? have gotten the ballot
don't, stop working your influence
over time if need be.
We demonstrated to the country
that if our hands were tied, our feet
were free for action by the immense
amount and vigorousness of our kick
ing. There is no more cause for kick
ing. Don't kick, go and register and
be ready to vote when the time
comes, and tell other people what
you are going to do and why. Do not
vote for men, vote for measures. Or
ganize and push a League of Women
Voters in your community and study
your local needs as well as state and
You are a drone in the hive until
you register. You are disfranchising
yourself and nobody is to blame. Reg
ister and be ready, you may live to
regret it if you do not.
You may consider it no concern of
yours how an election goes in your
town and refuse to take any respon
sibility to yourself, but your Vote
may decide an election-such things
have happened. Your vote can put in
a good man, and defeat a bad one.
The lack of your vote may defeat a
good man and turn the election to a
You can not shirk this duty with
out evil results. You can git, at home
and embroider a daisy and decide an
election in favor of a demogogue, or
you can go out and vote for a
Which are you going to do?
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Lyon, President, Columbia, S. C.,
J. R. Blake, Gen. Agent, Secretary
and Treasurer, Greenwood, S. C.
A. 0. Grant, Mt. Carmel, S. C.
J. M. Gambrell, Abbeville, S. C.
J. R. Blake, Greenwood, S. C.
A., W. Youngblood, Dodges, S. C.
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J Fraser Lyon, Columbia, S. C.
W. C. Bates, Batesburg, S. C.
W. H. Wharton, Waterloo, S. C.
J. R. BLAKE,
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