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THE MANNING TIMES
I. I. APPELT_ _ . _ _ ._---------------------------------------------Editor
F. M. SIOPE---------------------------------- Business Manager
PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 1917.
OUR PLAIN DUTY.
At last we are facing war, and there seems no honor
able way in which it can be avoided. We, therefore, must
But with the conflict a reality, it will be well if we as
a people are disposed to profit by the experience of the
nations across the water.
It seems like a prosaic matter for discussion, but really
one of the greatest factors that will enter into the matter
is our food supply. We are already faced with prices as
high as it would seem we can possibly endure; with a
pronounced shortage in many lines of products; and if a
large army and navy is to be recruited from our indus
trial workers the situation is likely to become serious.
It is, however, fortunate that the crisis should come
at this season of the year, when the people can plan to
meet the situation. The farming season is just opening,
and every man, woman and child in the United States
should be brought to feel that on his or her shoulders
rests a very tangible portion of the responsibility that
faces the nation.
OUR PEOPLE MUST BE FED. In an ordinary year
this matter would automatically take care of itself. But
not so in this instance. Aside from the fact that thou
sands and thousands will be drawn from the ranks of the
workers, we will have also to reckon with the restlessness
and excitement that will inevitably prevail throughout
the country. This is not conductive to successful work.
What our people must realize is that no calamity can
be allowed to touch us AS A WHOLE. An army may
be mobilized, and the navy strengthened, but affairs will
move along in the same grooves in all lines of industry.
Hence, with the increased demand for food supplies that
is sure to come, the FIRST THOUGHT of ALL the people
should be to see that every available foot of tillable soil
is made to produce a crop.
And this should not only apply to farmers. Millions
of people in the cities and towns can contribute largely
to the result. Unused back yards, vacant lots, fallow
fields, even railroad rights of way can be made to add
their quota. Every dweller in a city or town who can
by any means secure a plot of ground should do so and
devote a portion of his or her time this season to pro
ducing something to eat. None should evade this duty,
- for a DUTY it is.
Let none delude themselves with the belief that there
will be any material lowering of the prices of foodstuffs
unless there is an INCREASE IN PRODUCTION. The
demand is too great. There are yawning markets the
world over for every bushel of wheat, corn, potatoes, or
any other article of food that we can produce, and even
should we escape a long war, at least as long as the con
flict continues in Europe that demand will be urgent.
We can, we should, we MUST make of ourselves that
wlich we glory in proclaiming-a nation of farmers.
American physicians who have been engaged in hospital
work in Germany contend that the food shortage has
operated to imp~rove the health of the p~eole. They could
*have learned that much at home. American newspaper
men are noted for health and longevity.
JUST RECEIVED BY
in all the popular shad
beautiful line c
*Silk and Satin4
In the colored Stripes and1( Plaids. Do not fa
whien in Sumter, as the prices are right onm the
The Ladies S
The Hlome of Good Styles.
.SUMTER, S. C.
We have a new REST ROOM for the Lain
TH MONUM[NT fOND
We think the following letter, ask- 1
ing the privilege of contributing $1.00
towards the Confederate Monument
will be read with interest by many in
Manning and Clarendon County, who
remember most pleasantly the writer. 1
Mr. Taylar, who now nakes his home
in Wilson, N. C., and is a member of
the firm of "Barnes-Graves Grocery
Co.," still feels an interest in his for- 1
mer home, and considers it a privi
lege to have a part in the monument.
Thank you, Mr. Taylor. Come back
to Manning sometime, we would like
to show you the monument, and your
friends will all be glad to see you.
Wilson, N. C., April 4, 1917.
Miss Augusta Appelt,
Manning, S. C.
Dear Miss Augusta:
I guess you have long since for
gotten me, but may I have the privi
lege of giving $1.00 towards the Con
federate Monument? With best wishes
to all your family and also remember
me to Mrs. Thames. I am
Wn. J. Taylor.
Subscriptions to the monument fund
since last report:
W. M. Plowden ------- $1.00
Fred Lesesne -.....-- ....-1.00
N. Z. Andrews -...-- ...-1.00
Wm. J. Taylor (Wilson, N. C.) 1.00
Mrs. Chas. B. Geiger - -- --. 1.00
Total to (late - -- - .. $43.50
It will take just $13.50 now to wipe
out the debt. If 10 people will give
$1.00 each, and 6 others will give
50 cents each the thing is done. Next!
Services at the Methodist Church. I
Manning Methodist Church, Dr.
Watson B. Duncan, Pastor.
Sunday School at 10 A. M., Mr.
Joseph Sprott, Superintendent.
Men's Bible Class at same hour,
lion. Charlton DuRant, Teacher.
Preaching at 11 A. M., by the Pas
Subject: "Is God Still On His
There will not be any evening ser
vice in this Church owing to the Wel
come Service for the new Baptist
Epworth League at 5 P. M., Mr.
J. B. Cantey, President.
Prayer Service on Thursday at 4:30
P. M., followed by the Teacher-Train
Public cordially invited to all ser
FIEILD DAY EXERCISES.
The exercises appertaining to the
Clarendon County Field Day will take
place at the Manning Graded school
building, beginning Thursday night
at eight o'clock.
Thursday night will be featured by
the declamation contests by pupils
above fifteen years. Appropriate
musical selections will also be render
ed. At the conclusion of the declama
tions, the judges will render their de
cision, followed by awarding of the
medals to the winners.
The dleclamation contests for pupils
from ten to fifteen will take Place at
the school building, beginning at ten
es. Also a
ii to see these values
~s and Children.
)'clock. These exercises will be con
lucted upon the same program as out
ined for Thursday night. Immediate
y after these exercises, the athletic
;ports will take place. conducted by
:ompetent judges. The individual
)rize winners will be awarded rib
ons, while a handsome banner will
)e awarded the school making most
After the above exercises all will
avc ample time to partake of lunch
whi':h may be served in groups at
;he pleasure of the people.
The remainder of the exercises will
:onsist of basketball, taseball.
Everybody is cordially invited to
3ome and help out this "get-to-gether
Mobilizing Resources of South Caro
lina to Meet New Conditions
Caused by War.
Columbia, April 10.-Plans for
the mobilization of South Carolina's
resources to meet war conditions de
veloped rapidly today. The principal
appeal will be made to the farmers
and businels men. Every farmer in
the State will be asked to do his best.
The auxiliary committee to the pre
paredness commission held a meeting
at noon when it was decided to hold
meetings throughout the State. Min
isters will be requested to preach ser
mons on the situation. Acentral pub
licity committee was named to pros
ecute the work and it is planned to
open headquarters in Columbia.
The merchants of the State were
urged to secure plenty of seed to be
sold to the farmers. The farmers will
be urged to plant all land possible to
Gov. Manning today attended the
several conferences when the plans
HELL) AS GERMAN SPY
Dr. K. V. Millard of Sumter Has
Rough Reception in Lamar.
Dr. K. V. Millard of this city met
with a rough reception in Lamar
an Sunday, where he was arrested and
locked up as a German spy and de
tained in the lockup for four or
five hours. A mesage was finally
sent from that place to Dr. R. S.
Truesdale, pastor of Trinity Metho
dist church here, who telegraphed
back that Millard was not a German
spy, nor in any sense German.
According to Dr. Millard's state
ment, he went to Lamar Sunday
morning, where he spoke in the Bap
tist church, delivering a lecture on
some subject connected with archae
ology. After the lecture, which does
not seem to have made a very favor
able impression, the speaker was not
invited to dinner by any of his con
gregation, so he went to the railroad
station, where he took a seat to wait
for a train to come to take him back
to Sumter. While here several men
camne up and speaking insultingly to
him, accused him of being a German
spy, which of course, h. denied.
Thehy caught hi mand carried him to
the lock-up, where he was held until
the message was received from Dr.
TIruesdlale, whom Prof, Millard had
given as a reference, as a man wvho
could testify to his harmless charac
While lhe was locked up, D~r. Mil
lard says a big rain came upl, and
prIactically all of the people of La
mar- got wet coming out to the jail to
get a look at him, a supposed Ger
man spy. Somec of them wvent so far
as to make threats and apply epithets
to himi and the doctor believes that
he was savedl from probable severe
tratment by D r. Truesdale's timely
mnessage.-Sumter- Itemi, A pril 10.
81HIP HL'ILDING P'ItOGiRAM
Whington, A p rilI 9. -The Ship
ping Ilo:.rud's progI0ram1 of building a
fleet of 1,000 wooden ships of 3,000
or' :3,o0 ton; each to mieet the loss
of' I onnalge by submrine warfare andl
thIius hel p to defeat the Ge(ran unI
dhersea camripa ign has been formally
a pproved by P'res ide(nt Wilson. The
first ship will bie reca'ly within five
mointhis and the bioard will call upon
the( treasurty for from $1 0,000l,000 to
$1 5,0010,0100 with in the niext few (lays.
leifty million dollars already has
bn authIorized by (Congress for the
work (if the board.
('hai rman D~enmaan announcedl to
unight that thei boa rdl's plans had been
virtually (comllpleted . Uinless there is
an un foreseen hiit('h by October the
sh ipyard'(s on thle Atlantic andl Paci
fic will be touing (out the new ves
sels at. the rate (If two or- three a (lay,
to lie leased to pri vate sh ipping con
The great fleet will fly the A meri
cain flag and such vessels sailing to
the war zone will lie armed. T1he pro
gram calls for the building of 200,000
tons of shipping monthly. Revival
of the coast-to-coast tradle through
the Panama ('anal is one of the ob
jects toward which the boardl is work
FOR SALE-Young ilch cow and
calf two weeks old. H. J. Haley,
Manning, S. C. Rout 2.
Description of Metz Touring Car.
CH ASSIS design contains three units: (1) a motor of our own
manufacture; (2) fibre grip gearless transmission; (3) rear
axle and diffei-ential gears, with single silent chain completely
M~OTOR-25-horse power, four-cylinder, wvater-cooled.
CYLINDERS--Cast en-bloc with water jackets and valve cham
bers. 3%-inch bore, 4-inch stroke. Pistons ground, fitted with
four ground rings. Castings for cylinders, pistons, etc., made
from specially high grade gray iron and steel mixture.
FRAM r--Pressed steel channel section.
CRANK SHAFT-Made of a fine grade of steel, specially heat
treated to insure the greatest degree of strengthi. Supported
on three main bearings of liberal dimensions.
VA LVES-Mechanically operated, and interchangeable. Positively
lubricated cam shaft enclosed within crank case. Inlet and
exhaust valves operate on right side of cylinder.
CRANK CASEr-Upper half is carried on two steel channel sec
tions, bolted to main frame. Bottom section is an oil well,
easily removable for inspection. Crank shaft bearings are held
to upper portion between these two sections.
CARBURETOR-A. W. T., float feed, automatic regulation for
all motor speeds.
GASOLINE SUPPLY-Tank is placed in cowl, and gasoline is
fed by gravity direct to carburetor. Capacity, 10 gallons.
IGNITION-This is one of the most important items in the 'equip
ment of an automobile, and in adopting the high extension sys
tem installed in METZ cars, wve have been guided solely by
considerations of efliciency, regardless of cost.
LUBRICATION-Our constant level splash oiling system is the
best that has, ever been installed in a motor. More oil than
is necessary it at all times supplied by the geared pump, but
the overflow level permits it to return to the reservoir. Thus
all the motor parts are constantly supplied with an ample
quantity of fresh oil, and there is no waste.
STARTING AND) LIGHTING-We use the Gray & Davis two unit
starting andl lighting system. The starter has a torque suffi
cient to turn motor in the coldest weather. The generator sup
plies the batteries with ample current both~ for frequent start
ing and brilliant lighting.
WHEEL BASE-108 inches. Standard tread, 56 inches.
WHEELS AND) TIRES-Standard 32-inch artillery wvheels, with
Goodrich 32x3%-inch clincher tires.
Quick detachable demountable rimsq will be furzmsned, with one
additional rim, and bracket for carrying same on rear of car,
at extra cost of $10.00.
TRANSMISSION-Fibre grip) gearless transmission includes spe
cial alloy dIriving plate andl a fibre-ring diriven wheel, per
mitting seven dlifferent speeds forward and one reverse, eliminat
ing all gear and clutch trouble.
D)RIVEr-Left-hand (drive, center control.
SPRINGS-Full elliptic, both front and rear.
BR AK ES-Two powerful brakes are providedl, one external con
tracting, and one internal expanding, in addition to reverse on
transmission, wvhich in case of extreme emergency can be used
to snub the wheels instantly.
BEARINGS--All bearings are of liberal dlimensions. Hyatt Roller
Bearings are providing for rear axle and jack shaft.
WIND SHIELD-Built-in, rain-vision, p)olished plate glass, ad
justable for rain andl ventilation.
TIOP--Instant one-man top, designed so that when In use it fits
dlown over the wind-shield frame in a weather-tight joint. Pro
vidled with close-fitting storm curtains, and cover slip.
UP'HOLSTERY.-Heavy tufted upholstery and (deep cushions,
p~addled with genuine hair.
GASOLINE GA UGE-Located on top of cowl, and indicator is
always in view from driver's seat.
ADD)ITlION AL EQUIP'MENTl-Speedometer, Automatic Signal
Horn, Jack, Pump, Tools, etc.
P'RICEs-Completely equippedl, $650.00, d!eliveredl.
F. R. SINEATH,
At J. M. Chandler's Store
16 S. Main St., Sumter, S. C.
Trucks $600 Delivered.
[WE WILL AND YOU WILL
IBE BENEFITTED BY SEEING OUR LINE
8=Inch Fancy Boots
L8=Inch Canvas Boots
Also the Best Line of
Slippers and Oxfords
that we have ever carried at about the
same old1 prices.
Call and see for yourself.
SHA W & McCOLLUM MERC. CO.
SUMTER, S. C.
1I S. Main~ St. - - Phone 68.
ADVERTISE IN THE TIMS.