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-VOLUME XXXVIII LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1922. NUMBER 14
McNider Says L
-New Orleans, Oct. 1.-A declaration
that the American Legion regarded
the interests of the dial)e service
men an its first :':Mi,'hilIty, and that
""with regard to the adjusted compen
sation act, we've just started to fight,"
were outstanding points in the report
of 'i-ianford -MacNider, national com
mander, delivere I before the fourth
annual convention of the iegion at its
opening session here today.
"With regard to adjusted compensa
tion legislation," the report declared.
"we've on'ly .just started to fight. The
adjusted compensation legislation is
right-we know it is right-and right
always prevails in America. A groat
well-'financed attack by interests
which we cannot help but feel are sor
-<lid and selfish has given us one lit
tle setback. But those who represent
the people in Washington are with us
by great majorities. No one man, un
touched 'by the war, without kith or
kin, those who served-no one group,
financial or otherwise can stand be
tween the wishes of the American peo
.ple and the fulfillment of what they
believe to be a just oliligation.
Has Tremendous i Power
"The American Legion is gathered
here in- convention, assembled to ibuild
from its four years of experiences its
platform for the legion year which
lies ahead. The legion is recognized
as the voice of the men and women
who served with the colors during the
great war--a whole, generation. It
must be our duty to so Ibuild it that its
tremendous power " and possibilities
may be directed that it shall be as it
was dedicated, to the highest service
to our -God and to our country.
"Every. eligible man and womian
must the made to realize that, if their
best effort is not in the legion, they
are just as much slackers as those
who hid when othe country's life was
at stake. To avoid that duty is to be
tgay." oul gjggt:o.? .tizenshl..
"Never before in the history of Am
erica has such a great force in our na
tional life appearaed-never had such
power and prestige been granted. I
quote to you the words of one of the
greatest soldiers of modern times 'the
American 'Legion is the cradle for the
whole future of America.'
"In' relating here some of the en
deavors and acts of the national or
ganization, there is not thought of
personal pride ia accomplishment..
"What has been accomplished, you
"Forty per cent of the legion's mem
bership is in towns of under 2,500
the highest type of American citizen
"Our efforts in a national way. u oll
covered in the report of the National
Americanism Commission, Nation.a1l
Education Week, our activities in the
Boy Scout movement and the 'National
*.ar-Iteacilng Achievements .
"The reports of the chaIrmen of
the various national committees will
cover the' respective achievements.
They have been far reaching-con
crete evidence of real accomplish
nments, in carrying ,out .the commands
you gave thenm in your last c6nven
I feel personally that tremendous
--results for tihe betterment of the dis
abled veterans--our first duty' always
-have been .atetained. The national
rehalbilletation committee is now for'm
ed on ba permanent 'basis. It has 15
members, a~ chairaman and t-fe rep~re
sentatives chosen- by .the states, which
make . up the 14 veterans 'bureau dis
tricts. ,They can- be changed as the
dlepartments see 'fit. They can 'be re
tained as long 'as the ' departments
choose. It eforms a representative
body, each meniber vested with the
power to speak for the' sevoeral do
phrtments ho represents. -This corn
mittee make uip forms a permanen't
fouindation -for all our.- fture work
for .the disabled man. What is more,
it means that -he 'is going :to receive
a squaroe deal ,from the dountry he
fought for. It' is my' hope that the
semi-permnanen~t chara&cter' of the comn
mitee may 'be provided witl no other
thought ~Tian a real servicn to .the men
'which we sha'll >help throtghout the
eoxistince- of our g~eneraion,
"Starting the dagr..before Christnias
itb. a stcCessful, pehl for' bdide
decisions t~ save . ie liV~s of nen
1iaia sed w e~ verydrworry~ std ek~
jug with rc tape, thibtatni6fiite
built ga en~ldell y'eq$W of Ca a~u~
Begun to Fight
shiip, have given the legion the power
and prestige to carry on this work.
"Let me acknowledge the financial
assistance of the American Red Cross
which has made possible the mainte
nance of our liaison representatives
in every veterans' bureau district.
"The military affairs committee has
had a particularly active year. You
have heard and read of the many ac
complishnlents, but you will be par
ticularly interested in that part of
its work which covered your recom
mendations for a universal draft sys
tem in time of war.
"The report of the committee on na
val affairs was not completed before
o0ur. whole naval program was endan
gered. We went to congress, asking
that adequate defense be maintained.
"Our support has been acknowl
edged as of importance in the final
outcome ,by the administration.
"The national legislative committee
lpresents to you this year a record un
surpassed by any organization in the
history of the nation. It has estab
lished 'the legion as the greatest force
for constructive .leg'slation for the
nation and for the returned service
"This year starated auspiciously. The
receptions for ourdistinguis-hed guests
at Kansas City and all over the United
States constituted a tremendous un
dertaking, splendidly performed. The
Foch tour as a public service, not only
to our country, 'but to our allies grip
ped and held the ,;)ublic mind.
-"Starting a year of membership dur
Ing one of the greatest industrial de
pressions American has ever experi
enced, -the American Legion has grown
in membership. Its hosts' active and
functioning in 49 departments in this
country and 23 others scattered over
the globe number 11,200 odd.
The Fellow Who Cr'ried the Pack
"I am well aware that the very de
finite stand which, has been taken in
carrying out your commands has not
aided in recruiting or holding those
who place financial gods as their gods,
or who are not willing as good Ameri
cans, to forget their personal preju
dices to hel) serve the whole. Those
men have lost the best thing the ser
vice ever gave-the conce:tion of their
duty to serve those who served with
them-to stick with the lad who had
not had their advantage, -who labors
under an unfair handicap. 1He -as
the finest man under adversity .d
hardship that 'God ever created-- .st
the average young American service
man. 'He gave all he hada and always
will-the man on whom this country
must aiways depend-the fellow who
carried the pack.
"While in the early years of legion
activity men Joined, some only out of
curiosity, or because others joined,
because in the great wave of enthus
iasm, it was the thing to do-11e mem
berahip now, in- this fourth year, is the
solid, substantial actual fighting gang,
wilo intend to stay wvith it, to car'ry
on through all thle comning years tha~t
tis legion of ours sall >be the great
est outstanding symbol of service to
"Thousands 'of posts hlavO .buiilt
themselves so well and so deep- into
their cbnmmunities that their exanipies
alone guarantee to the United States
an asset for'-good,
. * *' * * * * * * . . . * *
* PRIOFRA M OF B. Y. P. U. *
* * * * * *- * * * * * * * *
The fiuirter'ly meeting of the B. Y.
P. -U. convention of Latirons Associa
tion illh 'be -heild at Friendship Bap
tist' church on fifth Sunday, October
20, beognning at 2:30 o'clock, Thle
folloting is the program:
2:30-Solig - tServiep, fChoirster 'in
Devotional-Mis8 'E~thel 'Dial, Friend
Greetings-Mr. 'Lucien Blobo, Friend
ship. - -
Rlesponise-Mr. Carrol Smithl, Laurens.
Reports of Vice-Presidentsjaund Recog
nftion 'or Dlelegittes.
Trhe TEeiponsibility of the B., Y. P. U,
to-athe ,Church-LMr.' Car'rol[ Wal
Tte Consecuited tie-Rev~ .'
8 ofti 7pts~-ic r in (Uion,
1 p t
3. Y. IP. U. Paper-Mr. Everette
kwarding of Banner.
All Baptist young people are urged
.o attend this meeting. Some of the
>neers are to be elected so a full dele
fation from all the unions is urged.
OLA'lD)E T. FR'ANKS, Pres.
'MMA II N'DNFRSON, 'Sec.
Real Genius of Poetry.
The inner vision lifts reality Into
he higher sphere of truth-a transfer
rhereSinbles the true genius of poetry.
Is it just bec
Your reason for
buy--the kind i
est. VALUE F
a low price is w]
priced goods no]
pay you to buy.
Come in any
and Winter wea
A 100 Per
\l ill lnds -in 32-i e1
inl styles and solid blue
(colors-t he best bargain
Style-Plus Clothes for men
and we reconuend ther
value for the money ...
Other good Suits .... ....
Bloys' 'Suits (2 pair pants)
Boys' Suits .... .... ....
Big shipment of Men 's Shi
at .... .... .... .....
New TIhings in Neckwvear .
T1he now Fall 'IIats are here
aspecial .... .... ....
Low prie alone does *n
of shoes. It must beC the styla
quality, at a lowv price. WN
.st'les andi we a're always gin
Ladies' brown Oxfords..
'Ladies' black 'Oxfords ...
Ladies " 'brown Strap Pmiinp
Ladles' blackc Kid andl Paten
Buster Brown and Red
America.'' Don't fail to ea
girls like thenm an'd you will
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The quarterly meeting of the Sec
ond Division of the Laurens W. M. U.
will be held at Mt. Gallagher Satur
day, Octdfber 28th. Following is the
10::0-Song Servie-Mrs. Geo. Mc
levotional-Mrs. 'l'wynaul Pit-ts.
U reeting-Mrs. S. 'HI. Brissey.
Response-Mrs. Carrie George.
ause you like to have
buying is not so imi
s what counts. It i
lise you can find, an
'IRST is our motto.
hat we call a value.
r the cheapest, but v
I buy from us the
iPeggy (loth ald Shirtings,
-a siandard 25e cloth, fast.
of the year.
are handled at this store,
n to those wanting the best
.... .$25.00, $30.00 and $35.00
.... ..$15.00, $18.00 an d $20.00
special at. .... .... ....$10.00
.... .... .... .... ....$5.98
rts just. arrived. See then;
.. .. .. .. .. ...$1.50, $2.00, $2.50
... .............0c to $1.00
for you at. the right prices,
. .. .. .. .$3.00, $4.00 and $5.00
ot make a good value ini a pair~
3 you want, andi need, of the right
a have a varliety of the new fall ,
di to showv you.
. . .. .. .. .. ....$4.00 to $9.00
.. .. .. .. .. ....$2.50' to $9.00
. .. .. .. .. .. ....$3.00 to $7.00
t.Strap Pump . .. .$3.00 to $9.00
Idring Hood( 'Shoes -for "'Young
11 for these ahoes. The boys and
be pleased with the service they
Co. Cash El
"rollment and Review of -\V. M. S
'Opic: Stewardship of Life.
Stewardship of Time and Talents
\irs. J. P. Coleman.
Stewardship of Influence--Miss Lu
Stewardship of Possessions--. is
'alk -by1 Itev. Jennings Johnson.
h'. ,. A. Demonstration-Mrs. J. I
lessage to Y. W. A. aid G. A.--Mr
J. Wash Watts.
1essage to Sunbeams-Mrs. N. I
them, or because
>ortant as the kinc
s extravagance to
d false economy t<
The right style, a
Here you will fin<
things you want a
GR0FAI'1 j4Sr V'*AIA 'IS () (114'El
Lot No. 1-('onsists of Canton
combinat ion of .colors. in
special .... .... .... ....
Lot No. 2--Wonsist s oF Sil ks, (;
'T'will in navy. black and hrl
Lot No. 3--Consists of Silks 11
att raet ive styles, special ..
Lot No. 4-You will be strprise
heavily emr1)oidered and t ri
ably low pride, special ....
For Women, lisses and snu1
tive styles and you eertainly g
for every dollar spent here.
Womlenl's heavy Shlaker. Sweater.,
Women's all wool Jersey Swveate
ed Colors, special .... ....
Children's all wool 'Sweaters, in I
Sale of New.Fal
These inim'bers have just at
the niovelties of the se'ason and1( a
All wool Plaid Sei rt igs, per' yv
Wool Ra tinie, p)er yard .... ....
All wool imp~orted1 Colored Fla
New siIpmenit ,of Ratines iln all
50-in'eh all wool'Stormi Serge ini
Y'AISA CREP.E-t he new mat
t he real Canton Crepe ; in a
for dIresses, .per yard .
If youn'leIkit ting we eati
mantownSilk an1 Wool, or
Th'le ('old weat-hier is jnast ali
cold winter that. is predictedl b
All virgXinI wool P'laidl Blankets i
Wool0 Plaid BIlankets, a remnarkl
Wool and Cot ton 'Plaid -Blankev
Cotton Plaid Blankets, special
lRS. SLOAN MAHLON,
- MRS. GUY SM.ITH, Vice-Pres.
A close shave 1
comforts and heals.
you need them?
I of clothes you
buy the highest
i buy the cheap
L good quality at
I not the highest
--the kind it will
rid need for Fall
1) AT 'T1I"1108E P'IblCIM'.
C.reples in I li e beauti.futli
the new long dresses.
......... ....... $24.75
atnton C1repe and Poiret
OWn, sp(e'Ia I .... .....$19.95
1(1 .'oiret T will inl most
. .... .. .... .... ....$15.95
1 to see all wool I)resses.
tumed, at su-h a reitiark
.... .... .... ......$9.95
ill fC'hildren. All are dist'ine
rt a dollar's worti of value
all }ire vi rginl Wool $9.50
rs, 'lTuxedo styles, assort-.
........ . ... ... ..$5.98
variety of colors, special 98c
.1 Dress Goods
r'ived( by e xpreCss and inilclud
re specially pr1iced.
rd..... .... .... ....$1.98
..... .... .... .... ..$2.25
nniel, per .yar~d..... ..$1.00,
pplar~f I shades, per y d . .50c
tavy an br( l1ownI, spee'ial $1.50
'rial for fall, looks like
11 the popular shadles, yd 85c
nott Fade, a great fab~rie
... .... ......... ....45c
auppl~y you~ in Columbhia, Ger-.
cotchl Sweater' Yarni.
end1 of us. You can heat the
a beautifuIl paltterns, and'
C at per pair .. . .$9.75
ble valuie at per pair1 ..$7.50
S, spcial per .pair ...$5.98
er pair . . .. ...$2.98