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T. M. SEAWELL & P. M. DEES Publishers TERMS IN ADVANCE One Year ...........- .................$1.50 Six M onths ...... ... ------------ ---- - g - - Four Months ................ ............. .50 THE RED CROSS CAMPAIGN. Henry P. Davison, Chairman of the War Coun cil of the American Red Cross, has issued to the 2854 Chapters and the 22,000,000 members of the Red Cross the following statement outlin ing the future policy of the American Red Cross: To the 3854 Chapters and 22,000,000 members of The American Red Cross: The whole American people will be invited in the week preceding Christmas to enroll as mem bers of the Red Cross. It is confidentially be lieved that there need by no further campaigns for Red Cross funds, but, instead, the annual Roll Call will constitute the foundation of the Red Cross. The people should therefore know as de finitely as possible the plans of this, their nation al humanitarian society. Since the armistice was signed, I have had an opportunity tq confer in Paris with the heads of all American Red Cross Commissions in Europe, and later in Washington with the President of the United States, the War Council of the Red Cross, the Managers of the fourteen Red Cross divisions of the United States and with the heads of our departments at National Headquarters. I am, therefore, able to speak with knowledge and assurance in saying that the beneficient work of the American Red Cross is to go forward on - great scale- not alone,,.as heretofore, f i pur poses of relief of war, but as an agency of peace and permanent human service. Since America's entry into the war, the pur pose of our Red Cross has been, primarily, to ai1 our army and navy in the care of our own men under arms, and, secondly, to extend relief to the soldiers, sailors and civilians of those nations which were fighting our battles along with their own. With the funds which have been so gener ously contributed by the American, people this war work of the Red Cross will continue and be completed with all possibe sympathy and energy. Wherever our soldiers and sailors may be the Red Cross will stay with them until they are de Wish their cu. BELOW WE MENTION A FEW GIl MEN AND BOYS Suits for men. and boys. Overcoats for men. Pants for men and Boys5. Rain Coats for men and Boys. Hats for men and boys. Caps for Men and Boys. Sik shirts for men. Shirts for Men and Boys. Wool gloves, Dress Gloves, Neckties, Belts, Suits for men, Under shirts and Drawers Suits for Boys. Sweaters for Men and Boys. Wright Shirts Overall Suits. Boys' Overalls. Men's and Boys' Rubbers. M1en's and boys' Suspenders. Hosiery for Men and Boys. Watches, 15 Jewel Elgin and Waltham 25 cases at .....-. 15 Jewel Elgin with Silverode Cases for . 20 year Gold Filled cases at......-... A pair of every day or Dress Shoes to fit an' Umbrelas. HORNE F mobilized. Nothing which we may do will be left undone either for the men in the war zone, for those returning, for those in the camps and hopsitals or for their families at home to whom will continue to be devoted the ministrations of the Red Cross Home Service. In this latter ef lort 500,000 trained Red Cross workers are now engaged at 2500 different places throughout the The problems of reconstruction.involving feed-, ing and caring for the distressed civilion popu lations of Europe, are of such magnitude that' necessarily they must be met very largely by the Governments of our Allies, with whom our own-i Government will cooperate. The great task of fighting tuberculosis, pro moting child welfare and caring for refugees,with which the American Red Cross has concerned it self so effectively in France, Italy and Belgium. wil be at an early date assumed by the Govern ments, the Red Cross organizations and the re-0 spective societies of those countries which,now they are released from the terrific burden of wag ing war, naturally desire to take care, as far as they can, of their own people. The war program -f the American Red Cross Nwill thus steadily and rapidly merge itself into a peace program. The wake of thp war will, how ever, reveal the 'prevalence of disease and give i rise to epidemics and emergencies which in all parts of the world will call for unlimited volun tary effort, the cutting of red tape and the mani festation of those qualities of human sympathy which government action cannot display. Here will be the opportunity for the American 1 Red Cross. But even our Red Cross must noti act and cannot act most effectively alone;we must l1cbor in cooperation with the National Red-Cross I and relief societies of other nations, to that end and that not alone the heart of America but the heart of all mankind may be mobilized on behalf of suffering humanity. While, therefore, the plans of the American Red Cross in this direction cannot be formulated specifically in advance of the general relief pro gram of the. allied governments, the American Red Cross-is nevertheless planning to develop its permanent organization in this country upon a scale never before contemplated in time of peace. The commissions which are now conducting the activities of the American Red Cross in foreign countries, as well as the temporary war organi zation in this country, will as a matter of course stomers and friends Happy, Prosper JSEFUL- HOL TS FORI .Come to this po: firsf place when town before the arters, Union over. or Men. Uion You have only a for Men. Men's to decide what ( each member of year Gold filled ..... $25.00 .$ ...18.50 .$...... 15.00 man or boy. ROTHERS' ultimately merge their energies with those of the:, permanent organization of the Red Cross. With the war has developed the striking and! important fact that many men and women., some of whom had with great success devoted their lives entirely to business.came into the Red Cross organization at the outset of the war simply that they might serve their country, but have realized such a satisfaction to themselves in the oppor tunity to serve mankind that they now desire to become a part of the permanent peace organiza tion of the American Red Cross. There may, therefore, be perfect confidence that the peace activities of the American Red Crpss will be conducted under able and inspiring lead ership. The Chapters will maintain their or ganizations upon a scale adequate to the new de mands to be made upon them. Local committees mittees will indeed appreciate more and more the value of having in their midst strong and effi cient Red Cross Chapters. The Divisional organi zations, with honorary and permanent staffs,will be maintained-always ready for service;and Na tional Headquarters will have a large and effici ent personnel to direct the activities of the or ganization as a whole. Study is being made by the national organiza tion not alone to problems of international re lief, but to plans in this country for enlarged home service, the promotion of public health edu cation, development of nursing, the care and pre vention of accidents, and other correlated lines which may contribute to the health and hoppi ness of men, women and children. Such plans I when developed will, it is believed, provide both for -world relief and for home community ser vice, and thus constitute a channel for the con tinued and useful expression by Red Cross work-!, ers and members of those qualities of sympathy and love which our phole people have poured out i so unstintedly during this war. For the completion of its war work and for the: institution of its peace program, the Red Cross is fortunately in a healthy financial condition. Abundant occasion for the use of large funds, of', money and great quantities of garments and oth er supplies will continue to arise, but it is be lieved that there will be no further need for in tensive campaigns for funds. The work of sup-! plementing governmental activities, which the Red Cross will be called on to do in all parts of the world, will be upon a great scale, but it will call for human service rather than for large expenditures. ~a MERRY CHRIS urs New Year. IDAY GIFTS A FET LA -A pair of Chocola agggaMGA pair of Gun M S4.00, S4.50, $5.0' Fine White Kid pular store the Nice quality whi . . Red Room Slippi you arrive in Ladis'4,All-wool si 1 *i.~i- Ladies' Georgett< StOCK iS piked r adies' Silk Cre! j Ladies' Silk Petti $20.00, $22.50. S2 few days left Misses' and Chikq ltS to buy for Gloves, silk andi to S1.50 pr. the family. 'Sweaters for La ors. 25 per cent. Underwear for L A pretty assottn1 A parasol. - The Home of Re< Kabo, the Live M1 Butterick Patteri . All-leather Shoes : Winn:lf The Roll Call of the nation is thus to be call Ad at Christmas time that, through enrollment in their Red Cross, the American pople may ;end a message to our soldiers still overseas and -o the poples of the world that we are not content nerely withseeing our arms united with our al les in victory but that our abiding purpose is ;hat the love, the sympathy and the intelligence ,If all American shall be re-dedicated to the per rnanent-service of mankind. WHAT DOES PEACE MEAN TO THE WORLD? Has the sudden cessation of war pictured to, your mind a joyous epoch, to disengage your thoughts of its horror and lull you sense of duty. ts a loyal American in the gigantic task that now confronts the American Red Cross to over come? The task of reconstruction and restora tion. The frightful carnage of battlefields; the ago nies of dying men; the writhings of the wounded; the bucheries of civilians and non-combatants have ceased. The death and atrocities dealt to the unarmed men an women who, with the em blem of the Red Cross flaming on their bodies, were wantonly murdered in their unselfish, un Caltering service to humanity; will no longer be recorded. The deafening crash of the deadly bombs; dropped from God's heights in the air on hapless hospitals behind the lines; the last moans of the-wounded; the agonized shrieks of the nurses; and most awful noise of all; the 'gluttoned snarl' of the beasts whose hands sowed incarnate woe on defenseless women and their helpless charges, are forever. stilled. No vocabulary of the combined tongues of civ ilization will ever be able to describe, nor pen, the ruin of the anguish; the suffering and the death, the abnekation of self, and the spiritual bravery ,nd heroism that have signalize the records of these humanitarians. Now in the wake of Peace lies the blight of hu manity. The most heroic work the world has ever faced,now faces the Red Cross in its new and mighty problems of rescue for millions left in the nath of war's destruction. That membrship asks for but two things YOUR HEART AND ADOLLAR. Can less'be asked to do so much? Your willing Dollar is magnified a thousand fold in your allegiance to the Christmas Roll Call. Remember the words of our beloved President: "I summon you to th; comradeship." Ik TMAS and a. 'V GIFT SUGGESTIONS FOR DIES AND MISSES te Tan Shoe,. ... $6.00, S$7.00, and $8.50 tal or Kid Shoes, all leather, $3.00, $3.50, ), $6.00, 87.00 and $7.50. Boots,. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ....$12.50 te canvas boots,.. .. .. .. .. .. ...$5.00 ~rs in assorted colors. irts. SSilk WXaist e de Chine waist. coats. 5.00 and $35.00. Irens' Coats at $2.25, $3.00, ?4.00, $5.00; 0.00. $15.00. $18.50 and $20.00. Lisle hosery, in assorted coors, from 15c lies. Misses and Children in assorted col off. adies Misses and children. tent of Handkerchiefs. I Goose school Shoes for Girls and Boys. odel Corset. is. the kind it takes to stand weather. sboro, S. C.