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About The Forest Grove express. (Forest Grove, Or.) 1916-1918 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 22, 1918)
HOW FARM FOLKS
HELP IN THE WAR
Little Stories From Real Life
Illustrating How They Back
Up Uncle Sam.
LIBERTY BONDS TEMHTHRIFT
■ncourag* Saving H abit In Thoaa
Qraat Crlala Damanda tha
Beat From All of Us.
By H K R B IR T MYRICK.
President o f th* National Farm Powar
Oroup o f Aaricultural Papara.
Did you road that Item In th# news
papers the other day, o f a one-time
distinguished and proaperoua cittern
o f Chicago who died auddenly In tha
boapltal, unknown, alone, unloved T
He waa an old man, a victim o f ad-
veralty, forgotten by the acquaintances
o f hla prosperity. The authorities were
about to consign the body to th# pot
ters’ Held when they found In his pock
et a Liberty bond for fflO and a cer
tificate o f a fraternal lodge to which
ha had once belonged. That society
was notified and gave him a Christian
burial, the undertaker and cemetery
accepting the bond In payment for
coffin and lot.
Jamie, We Salute Youl
A good man and true Is Jamie Bliss,
age five years, who lives with mamma
and pnpn on a farm near Eau Claire,
Wla. Jamie had heard all the discus
sion about Liberty bonds and Thrift
stamps, end, not yet being established
In business for himself, was puzzled
a little to know how such a little boy
could have a purt In this great un
dertaking. At the same time he learn
ed how sorely our fighting men need
wool and the grHit Idea came to him.
Without consulting anyone, Jamie
started about the farm harvesting
from hedges and wire fences the little
wisps o f wool left there as his father’s
As a result of his
expedition Jamie came Into the house
with his pockets and Inside of his
waist bulging with wool.
Bliss was somewhat astonished when
he explained that he was gathering
wool to sell so he could buy T h rift
stamps, but being a wlae mother, she
saw the point qilckly.
Since then Honorable Jamie, wool
gatherer to Uncle Ram. makes dally ex
cursions Into the sheep pasture. A l
ready hie wool has purchased two
$6 War Havings stsm^l ahrl a good
start toward another one. This, folks,
la something which was not taught
out o f a book, but It Is a sample of
the pntrlotlc citizenship now growing
up, ready to stand at the helm a few
Becoming a Bondholder.
Among my friends for years Is a
hard-working farmer with wife and
He never seemed
to quite “ get there." Though he work
ed hard, he Just Incked the knack of
getting a bit abend. During the past
year he seemed to have prospered.
When I saw him last week he said:
" I t ’s
$.10 for n Liberty band Inst year,
and simply had to pay for It. 1
did so by paying In every dollar I
could spare, Instead of spending money
for things we could Just as well do
without. It Is curious how one accumu
lates If they go at It that way.
“ I see now that one reason why I
never saved any money wns because
I didn’t have anything like this to taka
my cash a little at a time. I used to
think that I would begin saving when
I hnd my bills paid and $23 to tha
good, but I have discovered at this late
date that the way to do It Is to save a
little at a time and put It by as you
get It. I have been surprised to find
that the same Is true o f so many othAr
farmers, especially renters.
they have put Into the Liberty bond Is
money thnt would have slipped’
through thejr fingers. They would have
nothing to show for It, whereas now
they have got a bond earning good
Interest, while their money Is helping
to lick the kaiser.
My first bond Is
now paid In full and I am beginning
to save up my subscription to the
fourth Liberty bond."
This reminds me o f still another
case where the boys and girls have
earned and saved along with their
parents until their gnbscrlptlon for
each of the three Liberty loans are
now paid up. They did not see how
they could ralae the money for their
flrtt subscription, but their second was
double ttat, and the third was still
larger. The oldest boy was taken by
the ¿rail, which made the family all
the more determined.
la saving t)sr egg money, each o f the
children has a b it o f a garden from
which they ars selling stuff, on# of
the girls Is a member o f the pig club,
and the oldest boy stilt at home has
quarter o f so sere qf onions that
promises a splendid crop.
ther Is harvest I ns a h aaw cron at
wneat, ana mat spring mads up hla
mind to devote not less than one third
o f the proceeds to the war. Thla one
family la planning to oubscrlbe $1.0U)
for the fourth Liberty loau, end If
all goes well, will be able to pay
down nearly half the amount
U. S. CAN WIN WAR IN 1919
General March Predicta HO Divisiona
OF CfflEHT WEEK
W ill Turn Trick.
Washington, D. C. — Congress pre
A Horde of Huns at Your Door.
pared to enact quickly the new man
You know what they would do to
power legislation, extending the draft
you and your women— a fate far worse
'than death. You know how Huns have Brief Resume Most important
r " l ‘r x
. r r Federal Officials Disclose Start-
laid barn the countryside they have
conquered— no animal or plant al
Daily News items.
lowed to aurvlvo, even trcea and vines
While the house committee began
cut ofT close to the ground. Itora!
work on the bill by hearing General
homes demolished, barns barned.
March, Secretary Baker and General
c n n
You know how the Bodies enslave
Crowder, the senate set aside Its sum-
the farmers o f Belgium. Poland, the
mer vacation end w ill
Words cannot depict the
measure at once.
_ _ _ _ _
horror o f t t
Senate prohibition advocates agreed
To prevent the snme thing happen Events Jof Noted People, Govern men
Law Preven t. Publication o f N a.
give the man-power programme right
ing right hero to you and your fam
and Pacific Northwest and Other
and Earnings Food Sit nation
ily, to your own community, atate
Before the house committee Secre
and nation— that Is what our boys are
Things Worth Knowing.
is W’orst Condition.
tary Baker and hla aides again urged
fighting for “ over there.“
action on the bill, discussing various
It Is a question of right over might!
phases of the enlarged programme
Shall liberty be destroyed by alaveryt
which calls for an army o f nearly four
This Is the question the war la to an
Three meatless days per week have million Americans In France by June
Washington, D. C.— Amazing profits
swer for yon and tue and for genera been ordered by the municipal author 30. 1919, with another million in train- ln aimo*t every branch o f American
ities at Vienna, according to an o ffi
tions yet unborm
° PradI ct'l n g °that"the war will be won lnduatr* were brou* ht 10 H* ht Frlda3r
Thla flhal struggle for the survival cial dispatch from Switzerland.
hn„.. 1 ,... or lost on the western front, regard- when the treasury department com-
o f the fittest among humans demands
less of what happens elsewhere, Gen- Pleted Its long-awaited report on prof-
every ounce o f our energy, every cent and esa
260,000 a r e ^ l h o u t p r o j ^ T t o o d er>| March
committee that Iteerlng.
o f our money. Noble men and wom as a result of ai floodI In th e ^ u n g Kl- wlUl SO trained American divisions o f
The report covers 31,600 corpora-
en are patriotically devoting oome or ang river
The American Red Cross about <5 (K)0 men each ,n F>ance under tlona, the names o f which are wlth-
all o f their time, without money and ia providing temporary relief.
an Amer1can commander, victory held. It was prepared In response to
without price, to help Uncle Sam win
President Wllaon’l outing at Man- ought to rest on American arms next lhe Borah resolution, adopted by tha
a victory. Others nre giving prodaca cheater, Maas.. has much improved hla year.
senate after President Wilson, in his
played the beat
Reiterating bis belief that such a revenue address to congress on May 27,
or money to the good cause. Millions health. Monday he
o f our healthiest young men, the very game o f golf of hla atay, winning from force could go through the German declared that there was ‘‘abundant fuel
lines at will. General March went fur- f ° r the light” in the treasury depart-
seed o f the race, are sacrificing their Dr. Cary T. Grayaon, bis physician.
,iia, ln™..|Bh, ,i Ul. V|M ther and electrified the committee by ment with regard to profiteering.
llvea that you and I and others may
* * ,„d ,hrJLh^of f
declaring such a force "should bring
The treasury department takes the
live In peace.
rturt l? the front
the war to a successful conclusion in position that it would be a violation
The very least that each of na can for gallant conduct at the front waa
0f exl8tlng jaw t0 make public the
do now la to lend our money to Uncle Per-hin0^ communmue for
The 80-dlvision plan, General March names of corporations and their earn-
ga,d dependfcd upon d ip p in g faclll- *ngs. The senate resolution Is not suf-
Ham so that he will have the funds lers h ln g s communlqu for Sunday.
with which to fight. The war la cost
Puck, one o f the pioneer comic week- ties, but he added:
flcient to suspend the law; it would
“ J might as well say right here, require a joint resolution, the treasury
The only way the gov lira of the country, and the first to be
ernment can get the money la to bor printed In colors, has suspended publl- frankly, that the programme of Mr. department holds.
Members o f congress who have ex-
row It from the people or tax tt out cation, according to announcement. In Schwab will take care of the army
programme and gain on i t "
amined the report regard It as a com-
of them. The more the public lends recent months Puck was owned by
General March read an official state Plete vindication of President Wil-
to the government, the leas taxes It William R. Hearst.
Confronted by 8 heriff Howard Traf- ment showing that on August 1 the w “ ’1 frank statement about profiteer-
will have to pay.
ton with evidence tending to show that American army numbered 3.012,112 ,n$-
You can help In this crisis by sub Bhe was a member of the Industrial men, divided as follows:
They also declare that it affords
scribing to the fourth Liberty loan. Workers of me World, Miss Minnie
American expeditionary force and more than ample justification for the
These government bonds are the safest Adams, a teacher In the Eureka, Cal., en route overseas 1,301,742.
80 per cent war profits tax urged by
Investment on enrth. They are abso school resigns her position.
In the United States and Insular Secretary of the Treasury McAdoo.
The most extraordinary profiteering
lutely good. They yield good Interest.
Burglars early Monday cracked the
('ailed In the August draft 277,664.
revealed by the r^poit was in food-
You can get your Interest money twice
In additlon there are about 15.000 »tuffs. Producers o f nearly all the
a year. I f you hove to uae your prin safe of the West Side State bank at
Great Falls, Mont, and got $2479 In mar(ne 8 serving with the expedition common necessities o f life were sbown
cipal, you can sell yonr bond any min cash and $400 in liberty bonds. En- ary f orce
(to have made enormously increased
ute, or you can use It as security at trance was made through a window.
For the present it la planned to send profits in 1917 over 1916, although
the bank to borrow fo r temporary The burglars have not been arrested. 250,000 men monthly to France. Gen their earnings in the latter year were
wants. 'Th# latter Is ths better way.
Thirty thousand arrests have been eral March stated, adding: “ But we 1° numerous cases far above the 100
because It doesn’t help the government made by the Bolshevlki within the last hope to increase that in the spring."
per cent mark. ^
any for you to sell your bond or for two weeks of the reign of terror in
T o put eighty divisions of Americans
Meat packers profits were shown to
somebody else to buy your bond, (let progress in Petrograd, according to into France before June, 1919. General bave increased substantially.
packer made $19,000,000 more in
your bond direct from the government: official advices from Stockholm. Those March emphatically declared:
“ W e shall need every single man In 1977 ‘ “ an in 1916.
then your money goes direct to the arrested were army officers and citl-
class I between 18 and 45. W e must
In the *ron and Bt« f ‘ Industry, sen-
government and will be used by It to sens of the middle class.
not delude ourselves with the idea sational profits were disclosed. In coal
pay the wages o f soldiers and sailors
The plant of the La Salla Portland that th08e ,n the 18 and 19 calls af(k and oil. profits mounted to unparal-
and to furnish the ships and munitions Cement company, at La
going to be deferred any length ot leIed figures.
with which they shall win the vic known as the biggest o f Its kind west time
They w m have to be called
Public utilities o f virtually every
of Chicago and doing a business of
r. ' np_. a Drine in order to eet their character also came in for a libera)
approximately $3.000,000 a year, was ¿ ¡ > iag in X e to get to France.”
share of the increased prosperity,
Must Do Our Best.
o vf r Tuesday by A. Mitchell
Beneraj exemption of married
It la up to each o f us to do not our Palmer, alien property custodian.
I men simply because of their married T f i V D i l l p i
A C C Tft
bit but our best.
It’s a question o f
status was contemplated by the War I M A DI LL v L U d E
life or death. Simplify, economize, go
ply supplied with bread made of all- department in preparing for the pro
without things, so that ths effort, time,
wheat flour, the war department an-j posed extension of draft ages, Secre-
thought and money thus saved may be nounced Wednesday, and the daily ra- tary Baker declared,
transmuted Into the things that shall tlon o f 18 ounces of flour for bread
He said that married men who do
enable the American flag to fly ovsr I is so over-abundant that a reduction to not support their families and who
Washington, D. C.— An 8 per cent
symbol of the new rlvtllsa- I
ounces la under consideration.
are not engaged in useful occupations exemption in addition to a specific
tlon which la to Insure peace through
y3000 exemption on the excess profits
German agents are placing bombs In w ill continue to be called.
of corporations, with a tax o f 40 per
the holds o f grain ships leaving South
In our rural homes, on our fnrms, In American ports, according to an offi-
cent on all excess profits between 8 per
the trenches. In other branches o f serv cial dispatch from Rome. Explosives ~ U U H I w I f i n I i m V L .
cent and 20 per cent and a tax of 60
per cent on all excess profits exceeding
ice, In subscriptions to the Liberty were found recently on the steamer
20 per cent was agreed on Saturday by
bonds and War stamps, our American Giuseppe, which sailed from an Argen
the house ways and means committee.
fnrmera have repeatedly gone over the tine port
The committee, In w ritin g this sched
Their efforts, their patriotism,
To insure a supply of Ice for domes-
... . ,
ule into the $8,000,000,000 revenue bill,
their loyalty, have been universally tic customers and thereby aid in pre-
''ashington, D. C .-In form ation fur-
also adopted the treasury alternative
Now In this fourth Lib serving foodstuffs, Mayor James Cow- nished by officers of the vessels at- plan for a flat 80 per cent tax on war
erty loan onr rural folks will show glll of Kansas City Tuesday night di- tacked by German submarines along profits.
the same generous confidence In the rected the closing of all saloons from the American coast has strengthened
Th e committee agreed to three
eternal principles o f human liberty and midnight until such time as the ice the belief held by many officials that classifications o f business for purposes
of self government that were cham shortage which has prevailed the last the enemy raiders have had Communi- of deduction from war profits.
cation with persons on shore and may
The deduction for pre-war earnings
pioned by those Middlesex farmers: week Is relieved.
is: Financial and transportation cor
"Their flags to April breeze unfurled.
The Chinese government has sent a
porations, 8 per cent; manufacturing,
Who fired the shot heard ’round the large force of troops to the Siberian cr« The
N avy department officially re farm ing and general business, 10 per
border to prévi nt a threatened Inva
sion of Chinese territory by German fuses to indorse this belief, though ad cent, and mining and kindred haz
ardous businesses, 12 per cent.
and Hungarian prisoners of war who mitting the possibility.
Positive statement that he met an
Ninety per-cent o f business corpora
GOES WOOING IN AN AIRSHIP Joined the Red Guard and other ele officer
o f a submarine that sank an tions, it is estimated, w ill be affected
ments o f the Bolshevlki against the
oil tank steamer, the O. B. Jennings, by the war profits tax and the remain
Malden's Neighbors In London Bub- Csecho-Slovaks In the trans-Baikal re in a New York saloon is made by the der by the excess profits tax.
urto Have Fears for Tholr
. . . . .
ifirs t officer of that vessel, according
Estimates show that excess and war
"W ork or fight orders have been to a 8(0ry reaching the department,
profits taxes w ill yield a total of $3,-
promulgated for the state of Sonora,
The recognition between the Ameri- 000,000,000, which would bring the to
London.— A pretty bit o f chivalry Mexico, by General P. Elias Calles, can and German is said to have been tal o f the bill much nearer the $8,-
was seen In s London suburb ths other constitutional governor, to curb law- instantaneous and the latter escaped 000,000,000 goal.
when the American appealed to a
Chairman Kitchin, o f the committee,
day. Early In the morning the knight- lessness.
brother officer accompanying him for said that the treasury expected to
errant waa oat on his airplane and was
submil some further suggestions re
flying low— so low as to make the ten Shasta Thursday, and it was found confirmation of his belief,
that there were four inches of snow
Other instances have been heard,
ants of ths terraca anxious about their below the timber line. Mount Eddy not so w ell substantiated, of the dis- garding the income tax. He said un
less thmx is something to change the
also got four inches of snow.
I covery o f evidence that German sub- situation the normal Income tax rate
On ths miniature lawn In the ¿enter
. . .
, marines have been
in close touch with
w iil begin with 6 per cent on the
The health of King Ferdinand, of the
ot ths 80-foot garden ths maiden wait
first $4000, and 10 per cent on all In
ed until there fluttered down through
comes between $4000 and $5000, the
ths morning mist a little streamer of
surtax beginning at $5000.
patch received in Geneva from Mun- ¡ „ K
submarine with his
white material. It missed the garden Ich. His condition now is considered
surtax schedule, Chairman
papers, saw on the commander’s desk Kitchin said probably would stand as
and fell Into the roadway.
New \ ork newspapers o f the same agreed to, with the following per-
Tha maiden nished out and picked
An official dispatch received in dai.®'
centages: $5000 to $7500, 3 per cent;
up bar love letter.
Geneva ’ from Frankfort, Germany,
Communication between the raiders $7500 to $10.000. 6 per cent; $10.000 to
The neighbors’ curtains resumed says that Monday morning at 9 o’clock
and the mainland is possible at scores $15,000, 10 per cent; $15,000 to $20.000,
their stillness, and tha little episode that city was attacked by allied avi of Places along the Atlantic shore. 16 per cent; $20.000 to $30.000, 20 per
ators who dropped 26 bombs, killing naval officers believe. The Irregular- cent; $30,000 to $40,000, 25 per cent;
o f these grim days was closed.
12 persons and injuring five others.
ity of the American coast at certain $40,000 to $50,000, 30 per cent; $50,000
to $60,000, 40 per cent; $60,000 to $70.-
Discard Hun Muale Books.
Twenty-two German airplanes were points make such possible.
000, 45 per cent; $70.000 to $80,000, 47
San Francisco.— Because
several destroyed and six driven down out of
Railroad Saving Is Hugs.
per cent; $80.000 to $90,000, 48 per
songs In the music books used In Cali
Washington, D. C — By reduction of cent; $90,000 to $100,000, 49 per cent;
ficial communication on aerial opera
fornia public achools savored o f Ger
service, elimination of $100.000 to $200,000, 50 per cent; $200,-
tions. Fifteen British airplanes are passenger
man origin, with perhaps a trace o f missing as a result ot the air com bat YreiKht train duplication and pooling 000 to $300,000, 55 per cent; $300,000
tha wall-known German propaganda In
of facilities under government opera to $500,000, 60 per cent; $600.000 to
President Wilson has written an tlon, economies at the rate o f $25,000,- $1.000,000, 65 per cent, and $1,000,000 to
them, tha atate board o f education baa
autograph appeal on behalf of the 000 a year have been effected in the $6,000,000, 70 per cent,
decreed that the nook* must go Into
fourth liberty loan, to be published In
AH Incomes over $5,000,000 would
the discard. A new qertes has bean full-page newspaper advertisements northwestern operating district. Re-
a surtax o f 75 per cent, which.
prepared for the pupils, which, It is and shown on moving picture screens
« 2 ^ erH vMcAd0° .
added to the normal tax. would mak>'
announced, la “ free from ail d e ra a a September 24. the opening day of the r ™ rflcials
say the other six districts such incomes taxable to the extent of
ta in t"
three weeks’ loan campaign.
are making similar records.
i 85 per cent.
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EIGHT BILLION GOAL
FORCES ON SHORE