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Dstablished 1871-Volume 48 PICKENS, S. 0., JUE 20, 1918
Letter to People
t Of Pickens County
The United States of America thru
its president, Woodrow Wilson, has
designated from June 14th to June 28th
as the time for a drive for the eale'of
War Savings Stamps.
The county of Pickens is asked to buy
during the year 1918 the sum of
$440,000, and it is asked during this
drive to buy and pay for 20 per cent of
this amount. which is $$88,000.
I have appointed township chairmen
who will organize thoroughly and a
house to house canvass will be made
in order to sell and get the necessary
pledges for the sale of stamps. The
government has asked this county to
subscribe during this drive for the
whole amount assessed, to-wit: $440,000.
The townships have been assessed as
follows: Easley, $100,000, Pickens,
$75,000; Liberty, $75,000; Central, $75,
000; Dacusville, $40,000; Hurricane,
$40,000; Pumpkintown, $25,000; Easta
It is our duty to buy these stamps,
and the buying of them is a fine in
vestment. The government pays 4
per cent compounded quarterly on
every dollar's worth bought.
This war is going to be carried on to
a successful conclusion, and our gov
ernment is now offering its securities
in the shape of bonds and War Savings
Stamps, and it will pay- you good in
terest and the principal back; if the
people do not buy these securities there
is but one thing left for the govern
ment to do, and that is to levy heavy
taxes, and that will be done unless we
buy the securities offered us now.
The state of South Carolina is at the
bottom of all the states in the buying
of War Savings Stamps. Everybody
must come to the rescue of our state
now and redeem it from this disgrace.
We must all buy all we can. I ask you
in the name of freedom to buy freely,
and let's win this war and hereafter
live in peace.
JAS. '. CA1i.:, Ja.,
Chairman War Savings Committee
-BUY W. S. STAMPS.
Gov. Manning Is
The following proclamation was re
cently issued by Governor Manning:
"Whereas, the United States gov
ernment is relying on the War Savings
plan as one of the most powerful
weapons it can wield against the bar
barous German military power which
threatens ,the safety and independence
of the free *mtions of the world.
"Whereas, either the civilian popu
lation must (Ieny itself some of its cus
tomary comforts and luxuries, or else
the nation's fighting men must lacK
equipment and supplies, without which
they cannot be maintained against the
enemy, as there are not suflicient la
bor, material and manufacturing facili
ties in this country to supply the nor
mal peace' demand, andl at the same
time meet the gigantic extra dlemand
caused by the war for freedom and
humanity in which we have pledged our
blood, fortune and honor;
"Whereas, the people of South Caro
lina have more than measured up to
the needs of the (lay and hour in every
other appeal made to their loyalty and
"Whereas, the sale of Wear Savings
Stamps is promoted by the govern
ment as one of the main sources of
revenue to providle the means of carry
ing on the war, and our people must
deny themselves luxuries and comforts
for the benefit of our valiant soldiers
and sailors, and we must co-operate
fully with our sister states in saving
"Now, therefore, I, Richard I. Man
ning, governor of tile state of South
Carolina, do hereby proclaim andl set
apart that period of time commencing
Friday, June 14, and culminating June
28, as war savings weeks in South Caro
lina; and I now call upon the people of
V this state to join in the nation-wide
rally to promote the sales of war sav
ings stamp~s so that by the close of
Friday, June 28, there shall be no man
or wvoman in this state who will not
have signedl a pledge to economize dur
ing the present year and invest as much
as possible of the ensuing savings in
War Savings Stamps. I call upon all
South Carolinians to respond loyally to
this war mneasure-mnen and women,
white and black, profe'ssional and busi
ness men, wage eairners, farmers,
ehurches, fraternal societies and all
other individuals, elasses arid other or
ganizations-- andl to lend their personal
efforts as well as their influence towanrd
making this campaign successful.''
The W. S.. S. Campaign Is On :j
"My Country 'Tis of Thee. Sweet Land
June 28 has been proclaimed by President Wilson as National War Savings Day, and on that day will
end the campaign now in progress for selling War Savings Stamps. South Carolina is at the bottom of the
list of states in the buying of these stamps and the campaign which began June 14 and which will end June
28 is expected to place her up among the leaders. And it will succeed if every individual does his or her :
, part. We must do it. It is not necessary to wait until the 28th to buy your stamps or sign the pledge as all
: sold now count in the campaign.
Do not wait for a solicitor to call upon you. Hunt a solicitor up and tell him you want to help your
country by buying these stamps. Everybody should have a share in this great movement.
War Savings Stamps are a call to thrift and patriotism of every American---a call that must be met by
,_, every man, woman and child who shares the blessings this free country, if we are to carry on this war as a
"_ united people.
War Saving Stamps are the most democratic form of government securites ever issued----a profitable,
t: simple and secure investment backed by the entire resources of the government and people of the United
3 States. They steadily increase in value from the date of purchase to the date of maturity-- this increase is
" guaranteed by the government. -
The $5.00 War Savings Stamp is a stamp for which the government will pay you $5.00 on January 1,
"t/ 1923. Its cost to you now is $4.17--that is 4 per cent interest compounded quarterly.
You don't have to figure interest, nor clip coupons, nor worry about the safety or your loan; the certifi
cates are not transferable, and behind them are the wealth and taxing power of the richest country ever
known. You can get your money back, on ten (lays' notice, any time you need it.
_ Money invested in War Savings Stamps is the safest money in 'the world. The paper money of the !.
:United States is a promise to pay. It is the agreement of the United States to "pay bearer" a certain sum.
W. S. S. are also a promise to pay, and pay you four per cent interest compounded quarterly. Both the "_
money and the stamps are guaranteed by the richest nation in the world. Suppose we were to lose the war? :;
Wha-t good would money be? None at all. It would be a mere memento of the past. And if we could buy
"." our freedom back by indemnity it would be at a price so colossal as to wipe out our savings and our earn
ings for generations.
The safest place for your money is in War Savings Stamps, because money saved and raised by War
Savings Stamps will win the tvar, and thus insure the preservation and solvency of our government and the .
~:safety of our homes and families forever.
SOUTH CAROLINA'S 7
To be invested in War Savings Stamps this year. So far we have purch
ased only about $1 ,500,OOO-- -The worst showing in the whole Uinited States!
To make up for this poor showing the state must buy $6,000,000 worth of
stamps during June and must pledge to save and invest in $33,000,000 alto
gether during the year.
SIGN THE PLEDGE and buy all the War Savings Stamps you can. Let's
swing South Carolina into line. It can and must be done.
A War Savings Stamp $ 0
costs $4.17 in June.
Redeemable Jan. 1, 1923 For .. .*
Lend your mioney to the cause of victory Buy War Savings
Stamps, and bus them~ NOW.
A Letter to Women
Of Pickens County
My Dear Co-workers of Pickens:
I know from your eficient chairman
that the women of Pickens are well
)rganized and ready to launch the big
gest and best campaign that they have
"er undertaken. The work done in
the Third Liberty Loan and Red Cross
iemonstrates the spirit of good fellow
;hip and the team work that is charac
teristic of the Pickens women.
Everyday as we read the casualty list
in the war news from "over there" we
realize how big a part the women are
playing in this world crisis. Our sis
ters in England and the other allied
nations know the meaning of the word
"sacrifice" in a way that is yet to come
home to us. So many of our husbands,
brothers and sons have already gone
and a million more are shortly to be
called. Sixteen and sixty arc fighting
side by side "somewhere in France"
and we women in the second line of
defense must not only take the places
of our men that have been called, but
must also keep up their courage and
morale. To do this we must respond
to every call, whether it is War Sav
ings Stamps, Liberty Loan or Red
Cross. "Our boys" must be fully
equipped, armed and fed and we want
them to know that we are backing
them and doing our utmost for them at
The war situation is most grave,
more so than the majority of us realizek
and we must welcome campaign after.
campaign for the cause of victory ani
feel that it is our privilege and oppor
tunity to be able to participate in them.
Try to make every person you come in
contact with visunlize what "our boys"
are daily facing and I am sure that
every man, woman and child will catch
the spirit, for we ran only win this war
when as a united people we ''W lI'
to "WIN" it.
I am ready at :Iny and all times to "
assist you in every way I possibly can.
With best wishes for the success,
which I know will be yours, I am,
li'riiA T. MUNsr.:l,i.
S. C. Chairman War Savings Stamps
--BUY W. S. STAMPS.
What Would You Do?
Suppose, through the failure of those
at home to properly support the army,
the Germans should shatter the allied
lines and finally land troops in America.
Picture a Germn regiment in your
town. Suppos. the II err General
shouh issue a notice that. your commnu
nity must. pay a Iarge. itllmitl .
ommuM .'u' say to tei G;erm:,ng1s: "I
can't afford to pay this inidlnity?'
You would not! You would PAY that
I:n't it altogu'l r better to lend "our
n'am"e to thn United States than to
giVe it to Germn~y?
lIuy all the ar Savings Stamps you
-BUY W. S. STAMPS.
What Pres. Wilson Says
P'residlent Wilson, who has is5.''kd at
solemnm mandate to e very pierson in the
country to enlist in the army of war
savers not later than .June 28, referred
as follows to the War Savings move
"I suppose not1 many fortunate by
p.roduicts wimll come out of the wvar, but
if this country can learn something
about saving out of the war, it will be
worth the cost of the war- I mean the
literal cost of it --in money and re
source's. 1 supol)se we have several
times over-wasted more than, we are
no0w about to spend. We have not
known that there wastm any limit to our
resources. We are now finding out
that there may be if we are not care
Save for victory- buy War Savings
-BUY W. S. STAMIPS.
What Are You?
I am the' friend of America and her
I protect the soldier~s andi help them
in their fighting.
I am the Kaiser's mortal foe, andi
am killing his brutal soldiers.
I am the best support the American
I am making the world safe for dem
ocracy, for humanitv, for women, arnd
I am the weapon that A 1.1, Ameri
('anms ('nn1 use to fight the lion.
Anmd I am the best investment in the
w.orhld. * ''o.t $l. 17 now and will he
worth to yoiu $5.00It on January 1, 1923.
I an mtihe W.,..' ais. ..amp