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Hy wllllnr service of a frea
people to do those things:
TV. f.r.,1 I tin A Ilia tlmt tllMV may
nnntlmia In flahL i
To fppd tho hungry In Belgium
nnd other lands that they may
ootttlnus to lire.
To food our own soldiers ovnr
(Hi that they may want noth
ing. To krep prices steady and tho
flow ot distribution even that
tho poor Hi home tntty lie fed.
To niaktt evoryone'H offort count
It utmost for winning the
year for freedom.
I'OOD rnxTitoi. i.v amkiuha
li 01' AND KOIl TIIK WCOI'LIC
OUR GREAT TASK '
Uy Hrrhort Iloovor.
If you could stand In the tnlddlo of
Utiroiw today nnd survey the IhiiiI to
Us borders, you would discover It
whoht population of 100.OOII.OOU hUtllHIl
being! short of food. Millions of m
ftk )n l'olaml, Ifnland, Serhla. Ar
mania nnd IIiissIh art; dyliiK of stnrva
tton and other million are suffering
from loo Utile fxl. Our Allien und
tilt; neutral uro IIvIiik on the barest
margin that will MUporl llfo and
Thla, the most NiumltliiK nnd drowl
fHt thing that has come to humanity
slttoa the dawn of civilisation, la to
lot tht outstanding onmtmn of (Inr
man militarism. Tho Hermans them
PiltfN am not tho word sufferer
They aro extorting nl the canunn'a
month thn harvest nnd tattle of thr
paople they have nvorruu. lenvlnj!
I hem In tfeanlntloit. If Ihe wiir wr
t neat tomorrow, the toll of actual
dead from starvation within the Our
trtan llnea would douhle or treble the
1,000.000 or ti.Q4in.OO0 of men who have
bom arltwlly hilled hy )rmnny and
barathea In arms The lo.noo.ooo m
Ida In occupied llelglum and Northern
franco would have died of atarvnilon
wd II not been for us und the Atllia
Wn Hiual build our foot! reaouroen
is stand ready for any demands iiihiii
m by the 4lllw. It la of no purpoiin
In us to sand million of our heat to
J "Vane If wo fall to maintain tlir
Strength of their men. women and
ohlldrm on our Ilium of rommuiilru
(low. Thla United Htate U the Inst
rossnrolr of men. the laal reservoir of
ehlps. the last reservoir of munitions
and the last reaorvolr of food upon
whlrh (lis Allied world must depend
If (Ivrwany la to he defeated and If
wo are tu Im free men.
Kw Is the limit to eat ami to pro
mwvs home grown pmmIuoIs. Perish
aid frtilta are oumlua on the market.
th gardsns are making svstlaldi dully
SMpitlles of food that will take the
Idtca of the comuieiHdal canned nr
tloles that are needed for ahlpmeiil
abroad. Hugar haa been made avnil
aids for hum canning purposr nnd
lb supply la good at the preeeot lime
Tk mom garden and the phhmIhk of
I la products mean mors this year
IfcuM It aver did before heraus It will
liiajr g wry Importaut part tn kesplng
lbs fighting fiiirea supplied with the
kind of food they need at the (line
thsy need it meet
Awsrlra ex pert r every civilian tu
da hit nr br duly In the aam spirit
a aha e it pacts muh soldier when the
MNMi mmhm. "TO OO OVKII TIIK
TOt" wltfconi turning to see if his
nelgfcbttr bad e first.
We Itava often ttuoted thul old
Yrf. "(lather jour roars while ye
may," and we ran well dak t hanga It
la "gainer your vegeiuhlea," for hy 10
dutfttf we oan aci'owpllsh great good.
"Wh stand behind our bwja In
!rant'M and we will no4 call II a saeti
ItM hut a privilege to do our bit to
ward feeding I hem Over There."
Itinnw V. Mllllken.
lHerve, reserve uml prueerve all
l tiuMN ' Hue fruits and ogUUn
tbul are how within your reach; you
will MMd theiu lb ouwlug wlnWr.
IL' ex ting more iMrtsbables hern at
hawe we way save others from per
Ubiog "Over Tbera."
The farw as veil as the front nerds
wan Hhw sea atralcht and shoot I
War Is tlt'lt III SIM SS ti cau't ;
win b uiixus t ai a t...U iuv
AMERICA MAKES GOOD
Hoover's Hopes Aro Exceeded
Remarkable Results st End of Food
Administration's First Year Proves
Voluntary System Was tjo Mistake
Confidence That People Will Con
tinue Patriotic Conservation Efforts
Is Felt at Washington.
lKt of poivf PrunluJim
V. II. Ayer, Kodoral rood Adminis
trator for Orogou, earnestly dlroctM
otlvntluu to Homu excerpts from a ro
cent offlrlul summary, at tho ond of
its first yoars work, of tho United
States Food Administration's aim,
methods nnd results. Tbuso oxcorpts
aro Klveti bolow.
"Whun ths U. -1. Food Administra
tion undertook tho work of conserving
and mobilising America's food re
source's, thtrs woro thrco mothods of
spproach puulblo In handling the
problom, thoao inothods of control ho
lug rutloultiK. hlnh prices and volun
The Three Bystsms.
"Tho Introduction of rationing Into
this country would have resultad In
su Inevitable ro action. It would also
moan a tromnndous expenditure, On
thn basis of tho rationing system
adopted by Kuropoun countries for
certain staplo foods, It would rcijulro
$4,SUU,000 a year for the printing of
thn iitjuusutry ration cards,' it would
demand ono official for every 1,000
families to tsku onro of distribution
under this system; In fact, oi tho
Kuropean hssls, about 115,000,000 a
year would be required to sdmlnlstor
the rationing system In this country.
"Control of consumption by high
prices was obviously too unfair to
merit ronnlderatlon In such a country
as ours, meaning as It must, conserva
tion for the rich at ths expense ot ths
"Thn voluntary system, bssrd upon
education and publicity (tho third al
ternative), was selectod becsuso of
the moderste oxpenso Involved, and
because of the opportunity It afforded
to use the great desire or loyal Aruer
loan to serve their country.
"Thn results of thn voluntary control
of food have bsrn enormous. Tho sup
plus ot the 117 IS wheat crop, bssed
on normal consumption, would have
been 20,000,000 bushsls. It the prosont
rate of saving by tho American people
continues, we nhall he able to dollvnr
to our Alllea from this crop possibly
170,000,000 busbsls of wheat, of which
160.000,000 will represent tbs votun
tsry snvlms ot thn American psople.
This delivery ot wheal has enabled the
Alllts to uisnt the mora Immediate
and pretslug bread neuda of their peo
ple, and to keep up thn bread ration
of thulr soldiers,
"As to our exports of meat, tho re
sults of conservation are even more
remarkable, Thn analysis of figures
in regard to hogs Indicates that we
wore E.,000,000 to 7,000,000 hogs short
Whmi thn conservation campaign war
started. Ilefore the war, the average
monthly export of hog product was
about 60,000,000 round, In March
1P18, we exported 600,000,000 pounds
and oan ice our way clear, with ths
present saving and production, to gr
forward at thla rata for sn Indefinite
period Uofore 114, we were export
lug from 1,000,000 to (.000,000 pounds
of beef per mouth, After the Kuro
pcan war began, there was an lu
creaio to about 16,000,000 per moath
Now, wn are exportiog at thn rate of
130,000,000 pounda of bsef per month
and, with lbs continuation ot comer
vatlou and produotlon, there Is no
rsson to anticipate a msterlsl reduo
tlon in theee flgurst,
Qreat Offenilvs Needed,
"The wlnulng of the wsr depends
upon the development of great often
stve streagth on the part at the United
States This offeuilve must Include
ehlpv men, supplies and food, With
the Inorsaue In the iltu of our Army,
Ihsre Is a nerenary decrease lu our
productive capacity Harvests are
bound to vary with seasonal condl
"The only ssts procedure for ui and
far tho Allies Is to provide euormoui
reierve etocks of staple fonda, both
here and lu Kuropr. to meet any emer
gency which may arise In a later
period of the war. to bavo to stop lu
a critical phae of It lu order to pjit
uuusual ompuaaU upon agricultural
production, might bu fatal lu our filial
"There muat be no let down In tbs
program of conaervatlon until tho new
uarvest Heartened by our auccrss
and by ths spirit of devotion and self
eeerlfloe shown by tke American poo
pie. we must go aknad more thau ever
couvlnred ot. our reaponalblltty to
those who fight with ut and to those
uufortunste peoples who look to us
as the one aeuroe ot the food supply
uecesiary to keep them from destruc
In Franos and England.
"The American Labor Mlealou Just
borne from l.oudou, waa appointed by
Trealdeut Wilaou to make a study of
condltloas in England and France. Ot
Its nineteen member, nine are from
the American Federation ot Labor,
tao of whom ara women, The others
represent every soclsl element ot the
Amerloau people. This mission made
a comprehensive study ot condltioua
In the Allied countries, and before
leaving l.oudon for America, issued
the following ststument regsrdlng
food conditions :
' Since lauding in Kngtand, all mem
bers of tho committee have flatted a
number of cities and Interviewed s
Urge number of people regaidtug the
food sltuatiou, as well as other wai
ters nrlflltiB f'om tho war, and wo fool
It our d-ity to luipruH.i upon tho Amer
ican pooplo the fact that they should
endeavor to consorvo food In a larger
measure, tlmt wo may supply the peo
ple of tho Allied oountrloM with tho
things nocc8nar to their sustenance
Thoro Is no doubt that tho people ot
Qreat Britain and the Allied countries
are waking untold sacrifices, mora
than America realizes.'
Wheat and Meat Abroad.
"In 1914 France produced 82 per
cent of her normal consumption of
wheat. In 1917 her production was
only 45 per cunt. After deducting tho
amount nt'cossary for seed, it una us
timnted that the 1917 production would
bo but ono-thlrd of Franco's n - i1b It
must ho remembered, too, that France
has always figured her needs on
different basis than ours. Tho French
pcoplo have never wnstcd food, conso
fluently France's normal consumption
tins h"en practically Identical with he
nctual necessities. Tho ration of th
French soldlors has twice been cut,
and tho soldier's ration Ih never low
orcd until tho dnngor at homo from
food shortaKo Is critical. Certain re
ports have boon brought to this conn
try that there Is plenty of meat lu
Frnnce. Those reports originated I
tho fact that nt onu tlmo It was ncces
snry. hecnuso of tho lack of feeds, to
slaughter largo qunutltles of her dairy
cnttlo. Tho Immedlnta result was
temporary glut of meal, hut the final
result Is that toduy Frnnco Is on a
meat ration of ono pound n week, In
eluding horsu flesh."
The VoiUhiuI (JarluiKO Co.
ia nrojmt'fj to remove rubbish
of any naturu from tho rosi
dunoo at id bus in fan place of
St. Johns at 75 cent per month
for roiidenceg and from bui
lioss placed at reaaioiiahlu rates,
Calls made every Saturday.
Loavo orders at ttiu St. Johns
Hardware, or phono Woodlawn
Note ths label an your paper,
PENINSULA HUE ABSTRACT I REALTY CO
H. HENDERSON, Manager
402 N. Jersey Strt
Abitiacts of Title l'rejurctl
rhoiic Columbia 205
Portsmouth Gospel Hall
Meeting 3 p. M for Christians.
I3wpcl tuccttuK in evening 7 30.
One door west of dniK store.
It's Up to Us.
"(Inrmuny'M war of starvation is
chnllenKo most of ull to America,'
says n Fond Administration llullctln
"Against (lermimy's lust for dominion
America's purpose. Is to establish thu
society of nations. Against destruc
tlon. America's aim Is healing, Against
mastery, America's Ideal Is service
"Wo ennnot surpass tho steadfast
nose of llrltaln, the courage of Italy
the exaltation of Franco.
"Wo cannot excol tho Allies lu hero
ism, In cndtirnuce, lu fortitude, Ou
forro In linlllo. though It may hu do
clslve, will not be ns great as theirs,
"Wo can hope to contribute most to
tho common cauiu from our larger
resources. To relieve desperato prl
vatlou, America can supply food,
"Giving up wheat Is u llttlo thing
enmpnrod to thHr death struggle In
whloli our soldiers uro splendidly
"A llttlo thing--yet wo can do It
with greatness of spirit. Hupportlng
our nnny mid nddlng whole heartci
rervlce to liumniilly, It Is In America's
powur to defeat forever tho passion of
"Now is tho hour ot testing. Wheat
Is the teat."
dive the Children Milk.
Milk Is 0110 of (ho most Important
food sources the human race pus
sesscs. For the proper nourishment
of the child, It Is absolutely ludlspen
sable nnd Its use should ho kept up lu
the diet as long us possible Not only
does It contain ull the essential food
elements in the most available form
for ready digestion, but the recent
soleiitlflv dlacoveriea show It to be es
pociully rich In certain peculiar prop
ertloa that alone render growth pos
It Is not cumuli to take off your ha
to the flag- tttkn off your coat am)
roll up your aleevrs, and having made
those preparations, do something use
ful for America aud her cause.
t RESULTS FIRST YEAR OF V
FOOD ADMINISTRATION t
Preliminary Work Degan May
Food Control Act paaaed August
WHEAT EXPORTS (since July
Estimated surplus for export,
Actual shipments to June, 120.
Ordinary rate one to two mil
lion poundi munthly.
Largest single month this year,
Ordinary rate, (0.000,000 lbs.
Largest month this year, 308.
PRICE OF FLOUR (Minneapo
lis): One year ago, lt.75 a barrel
Present price, 19. SO per barrel4.
PRICE MAR(ll.(betwccu farm
er'a wheat and flour made
One your ago the difference
Preaeut date the difference is
IN UKNERAL: To the farmer
going to market. 27 per cent
more than last summer; to
the. housewife buying lu mar
ket. 13 per ceut les than last
And the Alllea have been sus
For Sale or Trade 45 acres iu turnout
Hood River Valley,
A Unit 15 acres in commercial orchard.
About 15 acres in hay land.
About 15 acres uncleared laud.
AUmt 100 ards from lush school.
About I S mile from church, poitotlice.
two stores, meat market, etc., mile
from depot; tvo good springs mi the
place, 1111 exceptional location for it
small dairy aud hogsuud ftutt raising
luakiux an Ideal country home lor a
man with family. Will sell on ea-iy
terms or trade for St. Johns property
For further details aud information,
inquire at this otlice.
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Half the pleasure of going away on a trip is getting ready to go
First let us sell you a suit case and a bag. Then
Let us fill them with good clothes, furnishings, and other things
You can then meet strangers knowing that you are properly dress
ed. And all of this won't cost you a fortune at our store, where you
always get lots for your money
BONHAM & CURRIER
L. E. ROSE, Mgr. Men's Dept.
Thavius Exposition Band
and Grand Opera Singers
f7"W0 CONCERTS by the great musical organization that
- botli opened and closed the San Francisco Exposition. Even
ing concert supplemented by three grand opera singers from one
of Chicago's prominent opera organizations. These two concerts
on the fifth day will bo worth more than the cost of your season
Single admission' afternoon 55?, evening 83a'.
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