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Golden Grain. . .............. I 5c
Coca Cola ; 5c
Chero Cola. . .5c
Peach.. ......... . . . . . ... v. ... .5c
Cream Soda 5 c
I Cherry Blossom. 5c
Ginger Ale. .... ... . . .". ..... 5c
Always ice cold. Give them a trial.
T. W. BA11BV, Tryon, I C
STORK FAft AHEAD
OF GB1M REAPER
Report Shows Births in 22 States
Exceed Deaths by 744
BANKS TO SAFEGUARD
BONDS AND STAMPS
Are Ready to Protect Securities of
Small Investors Free or For -'Nominal
In buying: Liberty Bonds, Victory
Bonds, Thrift and War Savings
Stamps the people of the United
-States have done more than perform
a patriotic duty they have invested
in the soundest securities in the
world, gold obligations of the Unit
ed States of America.
But the safeguarding of these se
curities has become a problem for
many folk. Only a few persons, rel
atively, have either a safe in the
house or office, or a safe-deposit box
fn the vaults of the bank. Far uo
many patriotic citizens are keeping
bonds and stamps about the house, in
the bureau drawer, under the mat
tress, or on the shelf. And even if
the treasure is thus hidden from
thieves, there is the ever present dan
ger of tire, and the loss of the money
There may be no further call for
the people at large to subscribe to
huge bond issues, but the govern
ssnt needs the daily and weekly
sums which come in from the sale
of Thrift and War Savings. Stamps
for taxes must be kept down. The
danger of less has deterred some peo
ple from getting as many stamps as
they might otherwise buy. Hence the
problem will be a future question as
well as a present one.
Steps have been taken, however, to
taeet this situation.
First, every bond or stamp certifi
cate may be registered with the
' Treasury Department. Registration
means that the owner's name and the
number- of his security have been
'registered" by the government, and
that nobody but himself can pos
sibly get the money which the bond
or stamp certificate calls for. Cer
tificates may be registered through
the nearest postoffice; bonds through
the nearest bank.
' And the second method for safe
guarding has been provided by the
banks themselves. Every bank na
tional bank er -savings bank and ev
ery trust company has, of course,
ample and secure vaults. For the man
who does not feel that he can afford
.to rent a safe deposit box to keep
-Liberty , Bonds and War Savings
Stamps in, many of the banks and
trust companies have announced their
willingness to keep these securities
for him in their own vaults.
vtt t n 1 tttitui rrm i wri
wak oAViwbo I DUITII RATE 24.6 PER 1,000
IilAUt rlUMt rUMlDLt
Man Who Suddenly Found
Without Roof Over Head Was Able
to Buy Property.
Reports From Registration Area Show
Hlmselt RlMk a 14 904 Pair nf Twins
and 155 Seta of Triplet
" In 1917.
This true story tells how War Sav
ings Stamps built a sure protection
around one Washington war worker
and his family. ,
Early in the war savings campaign
he began a small systematic invest
ment in Thrift Stamps, which ulti
mately grew until he had an invest
ment of $100. He says he acquired
his stamps, without depriving him
self or family. The investment "just
grew" out of incidental savings.
Presently this incidental money
became scarce. The war worker and
his family felt the burden of the war
tlike high cost of living, and the anx
iety and expense of extraordinary ill-
ness of the two children. Then an
other blow fell. He awoke one morn
ing to find that ht had no place U
His residence had been sold and
he and his family were asked to va
cate. , He could find no houses foi
rent within his means, and was eon
fronted with the necessity of leaving
the city or buying a home for his
family. He could not buy without
making a substantial initial pay
ment, and ready funds were seem
ingly beyqnd reach.
Then he thought of his War Sav
ings Stamps. He remembered they
were redeemable on ten days' notice,
with accrued interest. With .the pro
ceeds of these stamps and such small
sums as he could gather he mads
first payment on a new home in the
Recently he refused to sell it foi
$1,200 more than the purchase priee.
This man is a War Savings Stamp
enthusiast and he is on the straight
road to financial independence.
Start your mind going along savini
lines and then watch it travel. Buy
W. S. S. regularly.
Pull together to produce more, tc
eliminate waste, to save and to i&
vest in W. S. S.
ARE THOSE WORKING
Invested In War Savings Stamps They
Never Fall to Yield You Hand-,
Keep your money at " work for you.
Re-invest your Liberty Bond interest
in W. S. S.
REMEMBER THE ANT
' It is the dollar that goes to work
that v is the successful dollar. The
idle dollar is a failure. The success
ful dollar brings back another dollar
with it. It makes itself a dollar and
something two dollars and some
thing whole family of dollars.
But the careless dollar goes off
somewhere and is never seen again.
A Texas man the other day lost a
life-time's savings $786. His dol-
lars had gone off in the pockets of
two fake stock promoters. He had
not taught his dollars to keep good
company. . '
Hundreds of , years ago a man to
whom a handful of money had been
trusted buried it all in a napkin, lie
got no increase he did not even keep
what he had.
The dollar that succeeds is ener
getic and careful. War Savings!
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stamps ao more man save your aoi-
lars. They put them to work at
compound interest. And they neve"r
fail.: Your government- guarantees
every one of them.
A man once bought Manhattan Isl
and for $24. He had the $24. Buy
War Savings Stamps and be ready.
' . Provide a silver lming for the com
lZ iiiou. War Savngs Stamps will
Save and have!
Eemember the story of the
ant and the grasshopper? The
ant worked and saved. The end
of each day found him with a
little more added to what he
had the day before. The grass
hopper danced and sang and
fiddled his time away. Winter
came; the ant had .plenty. The
grasshopper had nothing; he
had not saved. He went to the
ant and asked for help. Said
the' ant: "While I worked, you
fooled your time away. You
: can dance now for all I care."
Are you an ant-person or a
grasshopper - person? Some
time are you going to have to
ask for help and will someone
tell you to dance; or will you
If you save new, you'll have
later en. Let the end of overy
week find more Thrift Stamps
on your card. At the end of ev
ery month be able to show more
War Savings Stamps posted on
your certificate. Land your
monsy to the government at 4
per cent interest, compounded
quarterly, and see it grow.
Take atock of yourself!
What are you worth ? Will
next New Year's Day find you
worth more or less? Which will
you be; an an or a grasshop
per? , - ..
Washington. In the birth-registra
tion area of the United States 1,353,
792 infants were born alive In 1917,
representing a birth rate of 24.6 per
The total number of deatns In the
same area was 776,222, or 14.1 per
1,000. The births exceeded the deaths
by 74.4 per cent. For every tate In
the registration area, for practically
all the cities and for nearly all the
counties, the births exceeded the
deaths, in most cases by considerable
proportions.1 The mortality rate for
infants under one year of age aver
aged 93.8 per 1,000 living births.
The foregoing are among the facts
brought out by the census bureau's
annual compilation of birth statistics.
The birth-reglstratlon area, estab
lished In 1915, has grown rapidly. It.
comprised In 1917 the six New Eng
land states, Indiana, Kansas, " Ken
tucky, Maryland, Michigan Washing
ton, Wisconsin and the District of Co
lumbia, and had an estimated popula
tion of 55,000,000, or about 53 per cent
of the estimated total population of
the United States In that year.
Comparison With 1916.
The birth' rate for the entire birth-
reglstratlon area fell below that for
1916 by two-tenths of one per 1,000
population; but the death rate was
less by six-tenths of one per thousand
than In 1916. Thus the excess of the
birth rate over the death rate for 1917,
which amounted to 10.5 per 1,000, was
somewhat greater than the correspond
ing excess for 1916, 10.1 per 1,000,
although it fell slightly below that for
1915, 10.9 per 1,000.
If the birth and death rates prevail
Ing lrr'any one of these three years
were to remain unchanged, and if no
migration were to take place to or
from the area to which they relate, Its
population would increase at the rate
of slightly more than 1 per cent, per
annum, or a little more than 10 per
cent in a decade. This would be about
half the rate 21 per cent by which
the entire population of the United
States Increased between 1900 and
Of the total number of births report
ed 1,280,288, or 24.5 per 1,000, were of
white infants, and 73,504, or 25.8 per
1,000, were of negro infants. The
death rates for the two elements of
the population were 13.7 and 22.5 per
The infant mortality rate that is,
the number of deaths of infants under
one year of age per 1,000 born alive
throughout the birth-registration area
as a whole was 93.8 in 1917, as against
101 in 1916 and 100 in 1915. This is
equivalent to saying that in 1915 and
1916 of every ten infants born t alive
one died before reaching the age of
one year, whereas in 1917 the corre
sponding ratio was a trifle more than
one in eleven. Among the twenty states
these rates ranged from 67.4 for Min
nesota to 119.9 for Maryland; and for
the white population separately the
lowest and the highest rates were 663
for Washington and 109.5 for New
JIhe infant mortality rates vary
greatly for the two sexes and for the
various nationalities. The rate for
male infants in 1917, 103.7 per 1,000
living births, was nearly 35 per cent
greater than that for female infants,
which was only 83.3. When the com
parison, is made on the basis of race
or nationality of mother a minimum of
66.2 per 1,000 births is shown for In
fants with mothers born in Denmark,
Norway and Sweden, and a maximum
of 172.6 for infants with mothers born
In Poland, while for negro children the
rate was 148.6. ,
The reports from the registration
area show the birth of 14,394 pairs of
twins and 155 sets of triplets in 1917
in all, 29,253 Infants, or a little more
than 2 per cent of the total number
born. ' i
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The fellow who complains that he is
not getting enough is usually not giv
Are here, and unless you live in Saluda,, where it ;e
aeugnruiiy cooi, you are in no muua w ootner wi
a lot of figures; but it is to your interest to glance
at the f ollowing:
Roler IKirng IFJouir, $11 3,2 O
Every Sack guaranteed.
W:' Cottorn Seed (VBeaB, S3.50
Trroilt Jars and JelOy Glasses
Staple and Ofarocy Groceries
a full line at lowest prices
Jams, Jellies ancil Syrups
that will make your mouth water
Fresh and! Salt IVQ eats
the choicest, and always on hand
IFrmots and Vegetables
in their proper seasons
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' IT'S A TeSbLERISK TO "FORGET" OIL- Mk 'r i
AND IT'S A WORSE RISK TO FORGET vfrtX !
"GREEN FLAG" OIL 7jy
aw .a...,.. n
If S0 of engine truobles were traced to their
source, it would be found that inefficient and
underquality lubrication was the "scape grace."
SO J)0NT FORGET TO " OIL UP "
and if vouTl keen "GREEN FliAfV
MOTOR OIL in mind when you lubri
cate, you've got maximum efficiency
in lubrication. You can't buy better,
-and. you'll nav no more fn tlU
"named" oil, than the kind you get when you drive up and say "give me a quart of oil."
JTo little regard to lubrication is the common fault of the man or woman who
drives a car.
We tating no news when we repeat what the greatest engineers in the coun-lfTt5-."0
U th? lifeo engine." Without proper lubrication, and
QUALITY lubrication, rapid depreciation takes place, sometimes irreparable.
tomobiIe motor and engine are finely made, expensive pieces of mechanism,
Reserving of the greatest care. It is this care that gives them long life, satisfactory
operation, and genuine pleasure.
!t connty who are exdwive agent,
for EN FLAG" MOTOR OIL. It will pay you to drive ot of your way
lG-MOTOR o"lZg PPlv you with "GREE"
SI LO AN E IPIHIAIRIVaACV
TRYON, N. C.
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