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The Pickens Sentine
PICKENS, S. C.
HP U 3 L I S H E D WEEKI'
APRIL 18, 1918
gntered at Pickens I'oatoiUco as Second Cla.
1.50 A YEAR, INVARIABLY IN ADVANCI
GARY HIGoT.T Manager.
My Country 'Ti* of Thee, Sweet Land
Democratic Club Meetings
Members of the respective demo
cratic clubs of Pickens county will meet
at their polling places Saturday, April
27, 1918, for the purpose of reorganiz
ing, election of ollicers, and appoint
ment of delegates to the county con
vention which meets at Pickens on
Each club is entitled to one delegate
for each S members or majority frac
The president and secretary of each
club shall certify the list of delegates
to the county chairman on or before
May '. G. F. Nonnes,
"The Poor Farmer"
Of all people in the world the farmer
is least justified in kicking about the
prices that the retailer must ask for
merchandise today. The farmer is get
ting the biggest returns ever known
from every variety of farm produce.
A merchant friend in Wisconsin rc
ports the following interesting conver
Farmer- -What's the price of that
wagon over yond(er?
Farmer---$90.00? Why my father
bought the same wagon :t0 years ago
1)ealer--Yes, sir, he did, and -.
bought it from me; but money wa.
scarce at that time and I wanted som
corn. So your father delivered me 30
bushels of corn in payment for tha
wagon. I can use some corn at thi
time and will make the same trade wit
you today as I did with your father :
years ago on the same wagon and wi
give you from my stock in addition i
this wagon at --$ 90.(
I power washing machine .__ 50.(
4 suits clothes for vourself . 100.(
1 (resses for your wife 1.00.0
1 dress for baby -5.0
I crib for baby . .25.0
llox cigars for your friends .3.0(
25 pounds(1 coffe cc.......6.2
12 pounds of tea.- .. 6.0
50 pounds( of sugar.......5.0
800 gallons of gasoline.....2010.0
*Luibrcating oil .. - .. 7.7
Ir. Total~~ iyor - -$600.01
Now brn3n0or1) bushels of corn
and haul the stuff home in your nev
And say, Bsill, don't let me hear yet
kick any more about paying two (101
lars and a halfI for a good pair of over
alls. Try that on somebody t hat'u
* By the way. I notice here by th<
paper that corn has gone up to $2. 25,
So I'll throwv in a raincoat, a pair of
aunsto overalls, a searchlight for the car,
41 tires andl 'I extra inner tubes along
* with this wagon, and don't you evem
call me a robber again!
1I[urry up, though, and come in withl
the corn, or l'll hav'e to throw in a new
*Ford, and deliveries are' a little slow rct
You can get Thlie Senmtine'l 8 months
f or $1. 00.
Confederate Veterans, Notice
All Confederate veterans and widows
are hereby notifled to call on W. L,.
Matheny, clerk of the county hoard, at
Folger, Trhornley & Co's. store, and
*get their county penlsions.
11. C. ,li'OllN.
Chairman Pension Board.
County Singing Convention
The Pickens County Singing Conven
tion will meet with Griffin church on
Saturday and Sunday, April 20 and 21.
~ i Prominent singera are expected and the
public is cordially invited. This will be
the time for election of officers and a
full attendance is requested.
E. P. Mc~ravey, Pres't.
J. Luther Bagwell, Sec.
All persons, whether veterans, wid
orws, or descendants, whoiwish to ob
tain a Cross of Honor on June 3ld. wil
* please make application without delay
to the President of the Pickens Chap
ter U. D, C,
Advertising in The Sentinel pays big
DO TO HELP
How the Stay-at-Homes Can
"Do ' Their Bit."-Not
Asking Too Much,
Columbia.-From time to time
the Food Administration has giv
en the people of this State var
ious rules and regulations issued
by the authorities in Washington.
Just at this moment the chief
drive is to conserve wheat. The
authorities in Washington are
trying to make a voluntary sav
ing, but if the American people
do not respond, more drastic
measures may have to be taken.
The Food Administration has
worked out the best plan after
careful study and closely watch
ing results, and have notified the
food administrators throughout
the country that they are re
quired to enforce as best they
can the following rules:
"First, householders to use not
to exceed a total of one and one
half pounds per week of wheat
products per person. This means
not more than one and three
fourths pounds of Victory Bread,
containing the required percent
age of substitutes, and about
one-half pound cooking flour,
macaroni, crackers, pastry, pies,
cakes, wheat breakfast cereals
"Second, public eating places
and clubs to observe two wheat
less days per week, Monday and
Wednesday, as at present. In
addition thereto not to serve to
any one guest at any one meal
an aggregate of breadstuffs,
macaroni, crackers, pastry, pies,
cakes, wheat breakfast cereals
containing a total of more than
two ounces of wheat flour. No
wheat products to be served un
less especially ordered. Public
eating establishments not to buy
more than six pounds of wheat
products for each ninety meals
served, thus conforming with
limitations requested of the
"Third, retailers to sell not
more than one-eighth of a bar
tel of flour to any town customer
at any one time and not more
y than one quarter of a barrel to
any country customer at any one
time, and in no case to sell wheat
products without the same of an
equal weight of other cereals.
"Fourth, we ask the bakers
and grocers to reduce the volumE
of Victory Bread sold, by deliv
e ry of the three-quarter pounc
loaf where one pournd was sok
before, and corresponding pro
p lortions in other weights. W<
Salso ask bakers not to increast
Sthe amount of their wheat flou1
Spurchases beyond sevent per cen
Sof the average monthly amoun
purchased in the four month
- prior to March first.
)"Fifth, manufacturers usini
wheat products for non-food
purposes should cease such us<
"Sixth, there is no limit upot
the use of other cereals, flours
and meals, corn, barley, buck,
Iwheat, potato flour, etc."
FOR A FULL FOOD ACREAGE
Columbia. - Mr. David R
Coker, chairman of the Souti
Carolina Council of Denfense, ir
his appeal to this State, states
the importance of raising more
foodstuff. Mr. Coker himself is
a most splendid farmer and is ir
close touch with the national sit
uation, andc what he has to say'is
of the most importance. In his
appeal he says:
"The food situation is increas
ingly serious. High cotton musi
not prevent a full food acreage,
Many farmers do not intend tc
plant sufficient foodstuffs. These
must be reached in these few~
days remaining before planting
Corn Bread Brigade!
Enroll-At this hou,. join!
Our men are fighting,
SThey need the wheat
Sign up-No red tap.
Simply I eat no whoe
As for me and my household,
I eat no whet-No rolls.
No biscuits. No white bread.
You will soon like it bettor!
It is little we can do.
I eat no wheat wUti viatory, how
over dear, is wenl
Stand behind your Commandent4g.
The President needs you-.ag6U
woman, boy, girl.
"CASH AND CARRY"
PLAN A SAYING
ELIMINATE COST OF DELIVERY
SYSTEM AND CUTS OUT
Opportunity For Community Workers
to Establish Plan Everywhere by
Bringing About Understanding Be
tween Storekeepers and Customers.
Fair and oven moderate prices of
food and food products these days of
abnormal conditions are so greatly in
creased over prices which were stand
ard a year or two years ago that many
housekeepers whose family purses
have not been fattened in proportion
to the advance in prices are experienc
ing difficulty in providing, even with
rigid economy, the necessities of life,
and many others are stretching the
weekly or monthly allowances over
these periods only by taking advan
tage of every opportunity to save.
The retailers are, as a general rule,
selling at prices which give them no
more than a reasonable profit above
cost and expenses of operation to
which they are entitled; but one of
the big items figured in cost is the ex
pense of credit and delivery. This ex
pense is of course greater in larger
centers, but even in the small com
munities it is a factor which con
tributes to making food and foodstuffs,
already dear, even dearer to the con
Any plan whereby the retailer may
be enabled to sells food products even
a fraction cheaper without cutting into
the reasonable profit to which he is
entitled and which he must necessar
ily have to maintain himself in bus+
ness, will, undoubtedly, be welcombd
by bnth the retailer and the consumer
everywhere; and the "Cash and Car
ry" plan, which is being employed in
some of the larger cities of the coun
try would appear to commend itself.
The "Cash and Carry" plan-which
is simply the doing away with deliv
eries so far as that is practicable,
and paying cash- not only eliminates
the one expense of delivering one's
goods at his kitchen door, but also
the more considerable expense of
book-keeping, credit and collections,
of which the greatest is that of credit,
since that term always implies a cer
tain percentage of losses, which muqt
likewise be figured in by the mer
chant, else he could not continue in
business very long. In other words,
the man who does not pay his bill pen
alizes the man who does pay.
it would appear that in any corn
munity the retail merchants would
willingly give their customers the
benefit of these costs--of delivery and
credit-cutting down the prices of
food products, if they might have the
co-operation of their customers on the
"Cash and Carry", plan, which wouk
mean that the customer would either
I all at or send to the store, pay cast
- for the goods purchased, and carry
the goods home with him. In the
handling of heavy goods there must
of course, he deliveries made.
As an example of what saving car
be effected through the "Cash anc
Carry" plan, one of the largest. dairiel
in the United States operates 185 mill
steores or dlepots in Now York City
This big dairy corporation recentl,
advertised what is termed "tho biggeI
service," andi announced that on Apri
1st the "Cash and Carry" plan wouilt
b~ecome operative. To all those wvh
carry their containers to any one o
the 185 milk stores, milk is stold at 14
cents a quart, for cash. If the milk F;
delivered, as the corporation is willinj
to do if that should be preferred, th4
price for the same grade of milk i
14 cents a quart. Through the "Easi
and Carry" p'an the consumer save,
four cents a quart.
Another system of food stores ii
the metropolis, operating on the "Cas1
and Carry" plan, will, on each on'
dollar's worth of goods purchased
give the customer 14 cents either il
cash or in~ additional goods, if the cum
tomer will carry his purchases witi
him andl have the stores the expens
of delivery, fourteen cents on the do:
lar is certainly worith saving.
PLANT WAR GARDENS,
SUPPLY HOME NEED8
It Is the Patriotic Duty of Every Oni
to Help Provide for Himself in
Columbia, April 9.-In planting wa
gardens, the advice of Herbert Hoove:
United States Food Administrator, is
"Plant what you will be able to use
not what you think you may be abli
There has probably never been
time since the South was blockadec
during the War Between the Sectioni
when it has been so vitally necessarj
for the people of South Carolina t<
concern themselves about the ques
tion of food supplies, not only thai
the soldiers fighting in elurope ant
the Allied soldiers and peoples may bi
fed, but, because of the unsatistaetro:y
food situation, that they may not muf
for at home.
Food production during the coming
summer and fall calls on people It
cities and towns as well as upon th.l
farmer for their very best efforts, and
every one who has waste land aroun4
the home or space in the back yard
should askc himself:
"Will the fact of my planting a gait
den help win the wnr?"
Our Spring Showing
Of Slippers an Spring Shoes
far surpass anything we have ever shown in Pickens.
We are receiving almost daily by express shipments
of spring shoes and slippers, and prices are not one
cent more than last spring. Slippers and shoes to
day 'are the cheapest lines of merchandise sold, as
O compared with other lines, and if you are paying
fancy prices for your footwear, you are simply being
o charged . too much, for the advance on shoes and
slippers is not more than 25 to 40 per cent.
O We are showing the same well-known lines we have handled for years:
O H.(C. Godman Company's for children and ladies; R. T. Wood, for children
and misses; Endicott, Johnson & Co.'s., for boys and men; the reliable Walk
over, for men and ladies. No better lines made in the U. S. A. A full and
complete line of children's, misses and ladies white oxfords and high-cut shoes
from $1.00 to $4.50. Boys' and girls' tan scuffers, in all sizes, from $1.25 to
$2.50. Children's, misses and boys' oxfords in all leathers and styles from
$1.25 to $4.50. Ladies' oxfords in black vici, gun metal, Siberian kid, tan and
white, from $2.00 to $6.00. Men's oxfords in all leathers and every conceiv
able style, and color from $2.50 to $7.00. Rubber pumps for boys, girls, women
O and men, and the best line of boys' and men's plow shoes in America.
dSee us for your needs in footwear, and we will endeavor to please you, and
if you have been paying fancy prices for your shoes and slippers, you are simply
beingseparated from some money that isn't necessary.
FOLGER, THORNLEY & 00.
4 Clothing, Shoes, Hats and Gent's Furnishing Goods a Specialty
Sole Agents for Walk-Over and Godman Shoes, Carhart Overalls, Iron King Stoves,
New Home Sewing Machines, Chase City and Summniers' Buggies, Mitchell Wagons.
4 No better lines made in America. Therefore there are no better lines sold.
TlE MAN WHO READS IS THE MAN WHO LEADS
- Savs Mr. Clarence Poe, one of North Carolina's foremost citizens.
T. i4m Pickens county men who read THE PICKENS SENTIN ll have the advantage over
those who do not. The Sentinel is primarily a county paper and purposes to serve the people
of Pickens county, irrespective of class or politics. X1.50 a yr., $1 f'or 8 months, 50c for 4 mos.
" The Store That's Always Busy."
As springtime approaches we naturally turn our attention to something
new i Wearig Apparel. The ladies want a new Dress, Hat and Low Shoes; -
the'men a new sprmg Hit and Shoes.. Now, if you want to get a glimpse of
Springtime, just make a visit to our store and see the beautiful new Sprin
Goods on display. Every department is complete with the latest style ani
novelties in Fine Dress'Goods, Silks, Trimmings, Millinery, etc. You can come
Shere andlfindiwxhat youlwant and at a price you want to pay.
We anticipated conditions several months ago and bought large stocks of'
g'oodsif or every~dep artment of our store and got the goods in before the em
bargo'iwent intoleffect on the railroads, so we are prepared to show you today
one of'the most complete lines of Dry Goods, Dress Goods, Ladies''Ready-to
Wear,iMillinery, Shoes and Clothing to be found in this county.
You are hearing a lot about high prices, and it is true that prices are high,
but'if you willilook through our stock you will find our prices most reasonable.
WVe cordially invite you to pay us a visit and let us show you. We are glad to do
this even if you are not ready to buy.
Belowswe mention a few items from the different departments:
Ladies' Rteadly-to- Wear Department.Godeay rdeHcryhiin
SLadies' Silk Dresses, $10, $12.50 and $15; anChio.........20 yd
Ladies' Silk Crepe-dte-Chine Waists, $2.98 Abetiulneo40ncFgrdad
a nid $3.50.PanWieVie tte0( rc
Beautiful line :f Organdie anid Voile..............5 n lcyl
Waists, neatly trimmed and made up W aeayhn o a ati
. .........................$1.00, $1.25, $1.5S0rm h heps tote et
Ladies' Wash Skirts...98c up to $2.50 GorttsCe-dchnriaeasS
1 Ladies' Spring Suits,..........$15 to $25) SOSadOFRS.rii eat
A full line of Misses' and Children's menofursreiashetrewhi
D~resses, made of Organdie Lawn and isl.W aeSosadOfrst i
Ginghams, priced cheaper than you could alknso et obigu orfe n
buy the material; sizes 2 to 14 years lt13ftte pi odpi fSos
................................ 50c, 98c to $2.50 WehvalteltsttysinSper
Best Grade Apron Ginghams, fast col- folaisndclre.Yowllidou
ors. worth today about 30c, our price 20c prcsvyreonb.
Delmar Apron Ginghams, fast colors, Me'anBosClti.Wehva
great value today at ..............15c yd. flladcmetlieoMnsadBy'
Best Grade!Apron Ginghams, a lot of CltigBosSusfrm$to15
pretty patteresitosselect.from--.y...M.n's.Suits,.$72to $25
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