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VOLUME XXXIII. LAURFNS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 1918. NUVBER 47
WAR 'SAVINGS C
South Carolina to Pledge
, IS PREPARED
Great campaigi to Pledre $S90,000 in
Savings for til% Year to Begin Fri
day al to Continue for 'I'wo Weeks.
Most Stupendous Thing iYet Under
The fist stp) towards organizing
the county for the War Stamp (Irive
that. begins Friday, littne 1 Ith, and
lasts for two weeks was takenl last
Thursday, when R. G. Rhett, of Vhar
, -ston, who is the state directo; for
& Savings, made a most. forven
and eloiuent appeal to a hand of
workers in the court room.
Air. Rhief t opened hi:.; add(r(ess with
a reference to the long period of
peace and prosperity enjoyed in this
country under democratic governoeI
and contrasted ,it with conditions
which would exist should autocratic
Germany secure the ascendency in
the great world struggle in progress.
To prove that the German war plans
included a conquest of America, Mr.
Rlhett told of a meeting of German
leaders with the Kaiser at Berlin in
1S92 when the Kaiser unfolded his
scheme of world conquest, to take
place by 1915. Here, he said. tho
Raiser laid out. two great maps show
lng complete plans for the subjuga
tion of Europe followed by a campaign
against Amerlea for the purpose of
enforcing German "Kultur" or Gor
man doniinlon over the entire world.
These plans, he said, were finally de
clared rea(ly for pu1ttinhg in operation
at the meeting of military men, bank
crs an( l alers of great industrial
branches in Berlin in 1911 as recotunt
ed In the disclosures of Ambassador
Morgenthau. At this meeting, it was
stated, all the leaders of indust ry de
P ared themselves ready for the war
e.ce'pt the bankers who asked for two
weeks' time In whlch to dispose of
their seenurities and realize cash for
them. As substantiating the story of
Mr. Alorgenthau and showing the ter
rible precision of the German war
plans, the Germ'tan war' machine went
into action exiotly two weeks later.
Since that time ithe allied armies and
flects have bee standing as a bil
warl( between the ambiticuts Irtin and
he freedom of Amer'ea.
S"Mr. ihett told' f the state of un
preparedness whi I existed at the
tinme of Ameriea' entrance in' o the
war and I(t need of huge cxIpendito'"es
necessary to put the nation on a war
footing. A wonderful start has al
ready been made, he said, allId troops
are on the actuoal flghting front in
France, but the prny, the only hope
of the nation, is valuless without the
support of the great' home army 1be
hindl it. The boys on the other side,
he said, are now dloin a their part and
hey are expect ig the people at hoe
to (10 their pall. The lustion whi ih
ev;ery member of this hlom2 aimy.
Phiould ask( is "'Are we doing o~'r Part ?"
,The governmen t, Mir. gIhet t roontin
lied, is aisking thmat the people of the~I
U'nited States exercise economy and
ple~dge themselves to save during the
colmpiuig year the summ of $2,000,000,
0(0 011(1 invest it in Wgvr Savings
Sta~mps. Of this anmun t Sou th Ca ro
~ina is asked to ipledge .$33,000,000 and(
Laniuen county a pirox imAtely $800i.
*)m.0 So far tis state has ~uhsceribed
5a 110in $3,000,000 hut1 it is Opedl that
tile fiuli amount will be p1 4dged be
fore June 28th;~ Th is, lie sa Id, is .h
miost stupendous thing that. he state
has yet underaken in a finanbiai way
but, hie contin~uedi it Is not mU re' than
the soldiers hlavedone who ha. o gone
to the frontgto risk thleir lives o6r the
same caulse. Thes War Savinfis ttsmp
eampaign lie dlescribed as a "Ol rious
Opportunity" which the goverriment
offers for every man, woriman and- e-hild
to dIno i a'1t ini Sitport ing thme 4trmy
abroad, In (losing his addres ;Mr.,
Ithett. mad~o a ringnmg apiteal todihe
patriotism of tile lieQple andl predict
ed a dieace afoundedl on justictV4d
righteousness if t9 people "h ok
home" wvould supph4 the army at
front in the great u1 mdertaking.
FollowvPng the adfress of Mr. Rh4~
H, K. Aiken,.who indie County Ch
nman of tfi'e'War Savipp organizat4
of tihe Treasgsry DeldV'ment for I
(Conltinued on Ed1Jiprfl age) ~
IlillaDREN GIVE PLAY
F ORt 1ED CROSS8 HR1NEFI'T
Young Folks Write h'Iielr Own PNys
and .Ive 'I'liem for the "Benefit of
the Publie". Money ''urned Over to
Several days ago the children of %ir.
and MIrs. Nat Dial had a desire to do
somethliig to help tle Ried Cross of
lanrens. Soon they agieed upon a
lan and began to prepare to carry it
out. 'I'le result was the production
(if a very unusual cnte'tai inimeat
whwich as given ait Ile lomie of tile
ciildrei. It was a play, rather two
pWays, wrilttn, reiaised and p ro
dued entirtely by Ihe children them
Little Miss F annie )ial was author
of the first play. It. was of the strict
ly mode11n, patriotic type. She played
he leading part, being an Ameriian
roldier wounded in Pirance. Act of.
shIowed the soldier lying un1conisciouls
in a hospital. Ie lingered thus for
several days. but uder the telder
care of a led Cros nurse lie gradual
ly came to himself. lie was over
.ored and surprised to learn that sli'
was the sweetheart he had left In the
S'ates several months before-'-t he girl
he i'c'aried of and longed for in try
int, hours. Miss Dorothy Dial acted
as the nurse anid was most charming
in lie role.
In Act If. the soldier was improv
ilg rapidly and day by day a desire
o be in the fron t. line grew stronger
and st roger.
t[? Act IIl. he becomes convalescent
am 1 ,1 al! his sweetlieart nurse are
wo in ltdeep convisation on tile porcl
of the hospital. ITe tells her his de
sir, to return to the front. Then ap
Pars t lihe doetor who pronounces him
well elioligh to go. The happy boy
bids farew, : to his love, seizes a flag
wiclh was n)earby. lie passes out
waving the stars qud stripes and ex
claims In a hapy 6oice "Long live
Master Minteir Dial was striking as
tle doctorl, being dres. . in his fath
r's long coat, standing collar and
other necessories, and a huge palir of
green glasses to add to his piofession
'Ile second play was a comedy and
well deserved its name. bittle Miss
Dorothy IDIal fIlgored most promi neat -
ly. She wvas 'itte amusing as a black
Th'ke last scene of "the show" was
family life In war time. The motheil
and,lier children sat. at the table ready
for their meal. 'The mother had plan
Iled the meal necordinlg to every rul114e
that Mr. loover has laid down. She
sd vil with a sigh as she glanced at the
small children about her, "Ali. If my
soldier boy were only here!" Then
smudenly 'te boy from Fii ance rushed
inl and tile happy meeting followed.
One ('lilid ciled ou t "'AhI! we'll havye to
cook niow~! Let.'s have someice1 tea
for hiim" "Y''es,"' saidl amnother, ''and
he 51i're to puiit pl eaty3 of sugar in 'It."
"'.\nd let's hiave biscuits. It has been
miotiibs sinc'e we had them,"' said ser..
('ral ini one breathi. Wheieupon the
whole family retlired to pr'epar'e an
(ohi-tim miealI for Ithe br'ave hoy' -thir
The tickets for the peirormanace weie
letteired thiis: One ('enlt-and more If
you1 aie able. Some genierous per'yons
paid one extria Penny3 for r'ew'reed
se'ats, while somew "who were able'"
paid tlive cenit s. Thie amioun t of $.35;
was handed to the ied Cross. being
the total ireceipts.
The chapter wishes to expr'ess its
decelest. thaniiks f'oir thIiis gift firomi thle
little wor'keirs. It shows a spiii
whlichl we all should hav'e-a wIlling
ness to hlp. They' arie trin Ig to (do
their bit. Are you doing y'ouris?
Larmge Onthering of .SIngers.
Thei( AlIl-h)ay' Singing, held In tho
(oiurt houise Sunaday, a t.trtact ed a .large
inmber of s'ingers andii othler's whlo
('amie to lirteii. The siniging began ar
10 o'clock in the momrning and 'ontin
uicd thm'ouigh thle day iiunt iI ive In tho
aftei'nooii withI an intermiissioni for
dinnemr. It was (e-Iginally phainnel to
elbse tUho..mceeinig 4t four o't'k, butA
so0 muchi inter'est wags aroused In the
Briogr'am that thie imo wms extonded
another hiour'. A groat many people
ettended from the city and( 0ounty wh~o
ha 1 never iittendell at slmIlar mong
and the day was grcdUy enjoyed by
The people of
worth of Wai' 8a
pledge to save a
to be invoste4 I
GOAL pond on the oth
YO'N(ol LAIJ E-S It],NENI)I:NG
V A LUAiLE, iSSISTI ANCE
Lrire Niither 1i114 Vollinteered l.'
Serice. m-111 1the Exempt111onl Bioard
11n1d Lar-re Voiumtie of Work llein
The local Cexeiption board is now
h.-ving the oecnpational carl of rie
istrants filled out. This is a big un
ulertaking. Aboutf . 01) card rem1a1in1
to be completed. h'lhe following young
womnel in respoinse to the call of Pres
iWent Wilsotn to 1the fcaehers to (10 this
work have volhii teeled Iheir services
and have been working for the last
week or longer.
Mrs. Inina If. Roper, Misses Ella
Rtoland. Mary 11. IBabb, Alliene Pranks.
Mary Simlpson, Annie SImpson, Litt c
Young, largaret. Wolf, Julia Childress,
Cora Arntrong , Elizabeth Moseley,
loattie (ray, Lillie Aliller, Alpha Bolt,
EIthel Sinutions, Louise Simmons, Mlary
lthitton, Pearl Clardy, Sara Tolt, Amy
\Wolff, Edilon ia Garrett.
The teachers of the city schools pit
in a good deal of time during the
spring on titis work. Those imtetioned
above are only those who have helpctd
since the work was resumed.
Sintmer School for Pptijils.
Mrs. mma Roper will cotnduet a
stiiier school for t'lpiIs at the grad
ed school builditnt from June 17th to
.Ju ly 26th f'or ithe benefit of those who
wish to make ilt back work or itr
pare theiselves betet'r for next year's
wor. Those (csiring 10 attcn(1 should
communicate with Mirs. Roper, 'phone
Mr. and Mi's. C.ID. Mloseley w(Itv
er to Rock Hill la.5t w(ck to be rves
ent at the graduation of their daug%
ter, lirs 1-'lizabeth Moseley.
MUST BE MA
June 28 Designated as "War
ple Asked to Pledge The
most of Their Ability ar
With Their Savings.
The National W' Savin s Conini
tee. whl at is arrying n. 1'otgh it
state anti loa Iomlitie's, a nation
w ideV camlipaign to get al t ite People
on or before .Junmte 4 to pledge!, th:m
selves to save to the tt most of th ; i
ablity atud to buty \Var' C-avings; 5tam j-,
"UTose of tus who remain at htone
whIle other's do( the fieht irrg ha'.e ana
ever'-licreasing ittu'b mr oif oppor'uiini
tIes to do defittite 'a.nd highly imp;.
tant wortk rotr our' (outrty. \(' wish
to do0 thIis wiork as an (' epession of
thte grt':itutde we feel in leog pii
leged to ('omit itnu at out' asutat task.
to enijoy' the lov'in' At e tmanion'hin of
our famtilies, to mteet frc'y witht ot
fr'iends atnd neighblor'e. '0 (niov a" the
ser'trity of life :'ndt most of thg pl'ns
itres and( tie eIontomb- uirivikywe of
peace thutes while other' mtn, whoit h.av.
had,Intilpt aidue al th' thin' are
fightit; otr httles, ftor is on th' sa
et'ed soil ef F~' rn' and on the I hih
Cnme- an a resutl :il< ei'natin;; June~
29Ith na N'at ioal \'atr Saviu'e; llav. a
day' on which al tmn itndi woemen andl
all cthlren of autf!ediut viear s to apt
p'recia te t he day's sit;nniiftnc. ar'e
e'nlletd upont to ;led0:e thtemtu'lver to
to c'onserte all tio;ti' labor' antd
matih; Cfo' he "iv ertinn'tt, ande to
c'ii's. Ourt part is to dlo ''verth~ing
po'ssilt' to mnake this day staa.1 out
amtong the g.reat dIayst of te'ls p'rieel of
TPouhl any onet of us be' asIad ki
dlo less that thIs ? ( nil anty crv. oif
us refuise to de so it le a tin g to wiIn
a wvar for the wor'ld'i frenden? ('ould
M17' one of uts -put aside this plea for'
saving while all Eurone Is em'ving out
South Carolina must buy $6,000,000
vings Stamps during June, and muet
together during the year $33,000,000
n War Savings Stampis. Don't de
r person to do your share.
.MA SS 31 ilT ING I'111iWo1:
Va r: 'Wimn of }t ili Ye lii'''! e,
lMce nt Grad "t!ua4t ait Unman rrio-el
Yoniten are F'pechia1 'reii to .t
There is to Ie a I nepn for
womten illNt, e l - (lLI Wed
lly !flr noon t o'cloch. Thist n o l
ing has- been cnlledIh by *h' chairman
of the! !o".a1l Iedc roe 'la trln
tw.o or 11h1c.. very- 1unpor itntp a e of
Rcd Cross. workl will be( dis~ussedl '1n11
considi-ifd. 'le drive for thw lipal1
of War Sving S1tali;" during the hIt
jer pai of this monti will also lo
pr( 'nted. It i- sail thait. this will bt
I'a iry !::10 tant meetlig, and It is
hoj that every woman in the city
a( county will imake i' a poUit to be
I prescn1t. Yonng woe wn of Iigh schoo:
age. ret' Ii gi aduates of both high
(l and ( co]llc,'e andl unmiarrlied
wom(' R"en ar C peial. ir'l to a'end.
It will . a won'lll- inveting strlic y.
T iaitrl 1 to Ii, co sigi,-redl' are of
er (la inlortane, o the nation
a11. ' Xi-.' led that .- attn.a-nc.
w.ill toec lar ge.
IOath of 31Irs. InI.; hell,
1' iany fiejls andt relatives5 in
thk o1n1 I V of 1i . i.-i W: Iltl will 1w
gr!-v( -A to b--ar-n c", h k i ah wh h
tool l at her i ome i ll ti , N.
]"(',I wais a .\liss C'po:~ !fore holr
marr iage 'Ind1 a native of ( :inIon. She
-Ind h(er I lumbIad. who Wi s -a, native
of Greenwoi, haid lived in Urevard
for naly forte yea rs bit sli never
was i uid in Hrevard Sunday ni(rn
ing. The d(eIfesed is suxvivid by ho r
hush,'nI and five child ren, frar dauth
Sters anl one son.
DE BIG SUCCESS
Savings Day"---AW :he Peo
mselves to Save to the Ut
id Buy War Savings Stamps
-1 u Meng'r to te relonad,, i:*.>m Ii
t. .1 iof thi m o t r that is l.-Yi _
n i ti tc s? (' wili(l xv I
nCSi:pl a thine and at 'lie ,ame, ti've
k'A0' me1 toiv gOie th%r lii ht
(: t Q(-aOs is he Iil and
or e~isdes he ket~v lafe fromi 'he tcr
ri' duty' is (ltear. C r I r ijl .
!s: inl.n Pda nfwhi.
-v rl ' in~ 01ur ilniumry
n*"'l niz. 'his -ain:ji e-rd ''Aono.
Le:s 0 Lr Oter 'u!.!y 1 lii;.I a
n' 0 tas forj the en of( ( th- ti , ve n
thenl the maoney~ -av-inle of ilhe indi'. it.
is to ple'dge' o'i:rose- to buyv at il i.
011o': 01 of War- Savxin'- Stamp Ti
h i E h e ,'o slih1 i L 1s sub.
(hehahneeof Iih e..m.....y.....th.
'IIsi-r 1 a ing Stam I n - : j -e y1.
enCles to-S be I sah! -!g
S' -j-r it je ! aly a -i I 1?
Dr" ie wi ld d i ll Ihar j i ]
((ti-' t0 only $.$ worth of Siiii
"Tli h duy of Hs at hom:e is ta S,
sQi'edC. We mu1:st wo'rn to that0 nli.
We~ muibst adld toi00 our alO-eady' gr'a armyi
of wnr savers. W\e ?ri -? akiel; oo
saifi(es~ i nr,-el ies an 1 urg Ie Sai i i
Day musftihc nmade 'he Pareat snlecetss
all of ul' hone for""
IN THEIR NEW
FAV0ILS C1111E.11P C13111Ak
Stiat and Senattotrittl (ia nCpa lititi 3eet
innus to he. Hld lin the Courit. House.
Public PIientfes Ta'lbooed.
At the nice-zinug of Ithe County D(, 'mv
(ratie Executive Cotmittiee, he14ld inl
1te colirt house Saturday, it vas idc
'idled, as a illeasure of ecintnly and
neccessity, to hold1( the State. catnpait-n
iteetiigs this ycar in tecourt hous ve
instead of at th Hiolmes Spring as
las beeni done in t " past fox ye:r s.
On account of th scarcity of hinilier
and the lack Of 17f1n(s it was 'liotgi1ht
lit he in rii-acticable this year to at
tlupt to holdi fth(. ein . as f*ortnerk
ly as the St'..1d friry i a
heeni ton11 downt and io tressed
iithnero t could hhorrow.- for seats.
The onnilleewill 1ik, eey n
dea'or, lwmver, to arran1' 1 for the
comfort and conen-11cice of tlt" peO
ph-- at the mect ings.
In keeping with the Spirit of the
ties, the committ welt Ol recordi
as opposing the holding of pu'l!ic pic
nies andl harhecuevs id political meet
ings. blit Intimniated that it wout not
look with disfavor up'on vegetabl dlinl
nOrs and deserts served by couillittees
foI eharital4 e ii'1. o or lbv com
l nifilt *v seirviei e.aunes. It was
!?toutit *hat ;i this way iiuchi tisiless
\.-a01111b be avoided and14 canldi
'ics and aors wotlt Le reliteveI of
nu~ ~ ~~ ~41 tllon ilhl - idh d.oe
' i ih i n in
e n - d i I oonomial td
ar n e I iim. n TC- r i \\'
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a ek \!aiii jve fi.n . s n i
The French-i ar1" t:1 '.eNa ir-t a
heavy til t in liv ls f irmti t (;orman.-:
ai th eit i r i th ir atta(k in wave.;.
:1nd ar.. _iN ine. Lgronnulk c-nly whenI
forccfd :, 111 , o 'in1der ", 'riolriy of
itin bb n - 4 irt th f ront wh 1 ilh alls
benh n a k inl 1per fet,. lr when
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French ag a 1 i It ll h at de stroll
at ck. iIninst th ;i
are 11on . TI
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mehi I anS. On t h r. a ''er (if
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are di yi i lte il F Th n
ii o'eilFt i the WM F -- he gunioF.Wti
tiof 'o iillus ar IItl ie~ renea olen