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About The Times-herald. (Burns, Harney County, Or.) 1896-1929 | View Entire Issue (June 1, 1918)
l-ranri' Musi Ho Kwl
If We Would',
lt.l.t The Hun
This letter ha beon received, by
jlumlock Or. To the Editor of
Taa Journal The agent of the food
administration for Tillamook county
gave notice to the people or thU
coanty that no person was allowed
saore than one sack of wheat flour
in the lioune at one time, and ordered
all who had more to return the sur
lilas to him or iiomeone he might
llKnatH to receive II. Some, with
fear and trembling returned a sack
ir two and received at I he rate of
410.40 per barrel for which they had ,
vaiit over $12 per barrel, and wore
furred 1o buy bog teatl for Ul family
at more than double the price of the
flour Is it to win Hie war or to fill
anmehody's pocket that Hi- Mtlot
ni Mat out, with a threat of a
5000 fine and two yearn in prison?
v.. v. PROCTOR.
Kor lack of food, Krancc was re-r-nutly
on the verge of collapse The
true import of an appeal by cable
from the French government for
satire wheat has never been made
fiuhllc in all Its significance. The
idtuatlon was one of the most critical
that has raced the allies. The Im
mediate peril is now removed, but It
would again appear If wheat were
not regularly and faithfully sent from
ir Frame should collapse, what?
ir her four years of bleeding should
ticrome fatal to her. what?
Where would the American army
In France then be?
How long could the American boys
only in moderate strength yet. along
with the British, be able to resist the
terrible Hun drives? It is a thought
to give every American something for
the most terlous comteinplation.
It i.. true that the substitutes cost
more than white flour costs. Hut II
is tn be rememberi d that at the time I
we filtered the war American mills
were not eiuipp d for grinding all
th substitutes. Corn flour practically
disappeared from the market for a
sitae through lack or facilities for
grinding it in quantities to meet the
Midrienly created demand.
There were but few mills with ma
chinery for grinding oat' Hour.
Barley Hour was almost unknpwn.
There were no mills in the Northwest
with the facilities for grinding bar-
The rood administration required
the mills to Intall the machinery for
seanufacture or all the substitute
floors. It is costly machinery. It may
o out or use at the end or the war.
The new machinery was installed,
not on a basis or whether It would
isty or what it would cost, but on a
twsis or getting an adequate supply
.if the substitute Hours ai a war
i.umuri'. ;:.;t r.i iNpeii.se meant nee
. r i ! y Increased cost or tbg sub
stitutes. This Is one of tin can M or
fiigber prices for barley, out. corn
and other flours.
Another cau.io Is the higher price
formers are getting for these prod
nets. The farmers had the pr;
tloir wheat cut. That the prii ol
-viry crop they grow should bo sim
ilarly cut is a plan that tho farmer
.ulil not be expaeted to agree to.
Mr. Proctor asks the question, "I
at to win the war or to fill some
body's pocket'" that food adminis
tration, rules are established?
The rood administration is doing
everything In Its power to prevent
profiteering. Thus, every mill Is un
der license. It cannot operate wlth
ut a license. Its property Is virtual
ly taken charge of by the govern
ment. Us books are examined by the
Food administration, and its profits
ki jit to the iiilnmuin.
If undue profit . are attempted by
the mills, the miller. ai" penalized.
fHie wholesalers are similarly licens
ed, aud their business similarly sup
Tv)sed. Chair books are Inspected,
The regulation is the strictest sup
crvlslon ever exercised by the govern
ment over any private business In
America. The regulation' Is so rigid
that If a miller, wholesaler or re
tailor does not submit to government
requirements Ills license is taken
away, and without a license he can
mi do business.
it is a great length to go for the
tMineril or consumers. It seems In
Todlble that loiisumers can cora
iijln. The food administration Is without
authority to fix the price or the far
mer' barley, or his oats, or his corn.
"Congress refused to grant that an
Hiority. Hills have been Introduced
for (that purpose, but congress doe.)
.ot psss them, ir there is fault that
those substitutes are high prUi-d ii
! i a fault Ol congress alone. Coajresj
Is the one power that can grant au
thority to the president or to the 04)4
administration to fix prices of the
raw substitutes lo the farmer.
Mr. Hoover ban public ly dc , Un d
ihat the pii.c- cil coin tbOUl Im loss
WHKAT Will. WIN II
than the price of wheal. But he la
without authority to make it lower.
Tag only regulation he can MM
restriction on the profit of millers,
,,, I Pt-iierB. and this
M has done. Congress ought to give
the food administration power to fix
the price or corn.
Meanwhile we are engaged In a ter
rible war. Our greatest work In that
war la yet to be done. We have but
little conception of the sacrlHces we
may have to make.
The real aacriricea up to the pre
sent are by the young men who are
offering their lives, and by the par
ents and wives who are ottering their
sons and husbands as hostages and
defenders of freedom and of the re-1
Compared with these supreme acts'
or devotion the slight privation or
uslnc hiibstltutes IuhImuI of wheat I
i flour I-. nothing.
Tii,' baying f tor stamps is no
' The purchase of a Liberty Ilond Is
A gift to the Red cross Is nothing
In comparison with the gift of a man
ly young man In defense of the homes
and privileges and free Institutions or
U France should rail and the
whole brunt or resisting the conquer
ing Hun fall upon America we would
see times when we would be thankful
to even have black bread with which
to satisfy our hunger. The French
soldier's bread ration is already re
duced to 21 ounces a week, which Is
three ounces a day, but little more
than an American Is allowed to con
sume at one meal. Portland Jour
nal. Till: LINKS IHi.UVN
The hour has long since struck
when i here can be but two classes of
pMpl in this country Americans
and PrO-Of BsBli There can be no
such thing as neutrality. Every citi
zen is either for or against his conn
try. The Government Is tailing on
every man. woman and child within
our borders to declare themselves.
..ml the call can no more be evaded
than could the call to the ranks.
Cncle Sam has no intention or unduly
oppressing any person. Nevertheless
there is a war to right and win, a
cause to be battled for to a triumph,
and in this every persons services
are called for and must be given to
the extent of that one's ability.
The hour has struck when we must
separate the sheep rroni the goats
the clttens rrom the parasites and
leeches. Ten million or our people
are already enrolled, but this Is only
about one-twentieth or our numb.-r.
These ten millions are enrolled In the
arms 1. curing division. Hut there Is
an arms-rurnlshlng department to be
maued aud financed, as well as all
the other sinews or war, and to this
task the other ninety million are call
We some Time ago arrived at tb
certain knowledge that Hie world is
at war lor a prlneple, and every hu
man l;e!iiK la HiIh country inn t tth r
accept or reject that principle, Ones
and Tor all wo must determine
whether or not man shall ! free
l or ti"' puppet nt n patty tyrant,
once and for all we urn! determine
whether i PMpM nhail ebpoM their
own gilagiancg or be subject to the
call of royal butchers who would
feed tlicin to the Moloch of war pure
ly to further their own lust ror pow
er. And iu Hie determination or this
mighty question every person ot or
dinary Intelligence among us will be
recorded on one side or the other,
As we have stated, there lit no mlii
die ground you, reader, ore either
American or Autl-Amerlcan. This
Is Your home, and Its safetv Is
menaced, your services are deinuicl , ... ..,,,. Wash., are well toward the
oil, and you can no more evade tint op ,lI( H1 Klln11K. A pen of O. A.
call tlKiti ou inn evade the Icioh (. i!illr,., .,.u,; noy forth place at
of lire and death. Storrs at the end of the :!7lh week.
We repeat, we must separate thu ,, ,, A c iul.r,.( Rm.s hold s. .-
hlieep from the goats. Kver.v com- ' ()(, ,,,,. Hl .,lllmun H. ,., ,,r
"""lily should label Its entire the flrHt ,mir y,.ar Tn0 ten brtU
cltiziiihlilp loyal or disloyal, as the t the forni(.r ooatast had produced
case muy be. Slackers, traitors audll016 jgH,,! average of almost
pro-Hermans should bo placed In a j ,00 ,,.,, bjelttdlag tho late tall and
i lasH by themselves. Loyal Americans wu.r season. They laid KB eggs
should liave i.o dealings with these i durnf the last week, gaining 5 on
people They should be mude to r.el I Uie flrgt ,,,, an(l 7 on the Be(,ond.
the heavy dlspli-asure of their loyal j The en of flve at l'ullman laid 619
uelKhbnrs. lie llielr station high or
staudlug what It iu.
And III this melting and remould
ing process, rgoa or nullouallty should
bare absolutely no weight whatever.
The loyal American or Herman
blood or nativity should be as warm
ly welcomed Into the ranks or the
country's derenders as the purest
blooded American among us. On the
other band, the slacker or pro-Uer
in, in should not be aligned, It mat- Neglected cohhI iputlcni may cause
i i i not If his ancestors nunc over lu I Piles, ulceiiiilou of the bowols, ap
Ihu Mayflower or ir hi., fathers . poudlciil.-i, nervotU prcelrutlon, purn
totlglit llie Ilrlllsh at Bunker's Hill. I lysis. Iion't delay Irenlineiit. Ilewl
Tho mighty engine oT public opln rene -n La l-VI. OatharttO Tablet g,
inn workH slowly. Ilul thin engine Is ' Do ill. i i ni'ly, er.slly, gently,
Bhrmlai UP for the nice, iiml OUr i Without injui 10 louiiicli or lules-
advice to the man or woman ol mi ttnal lining, Coutaln no Imiilt lortn
A m, : n an procllvli Ii-h uould lie loi
sing very lOWly, I
The initial movement for placing
Oregon upon a voluntafy "wheatless
until harvest" basis, thus rallying to
the urgent call of Uncle Sam In his
great task or reeding our army at the
front and the armies and civilian
peoples or the Allies, was taken on
Thursday, May 23, at Portland, when
County Food Administrators, assem
bled from 18 out or 86 counties, un
animously adopted the following
"Whereas the wheat situation or
the nation and the Allies has become
exceedingly acute so acute that only
by the most drastic curtailments in
consumption ran America meet the
grave duty and military necessity
which ennfronls her, tlitweforc, ho It
IteHolvcd. thai It Is Hie uiiiiiiIiiioUh
conviction of the County Food Ad
inliistrutors of the St.i ' of Oregon
ami others nlt.-ndtnK the Food Ad
ministration conference held In Cort
land May 21-H, 1 9 IN. that Oregon
,e . H, M nmly m-y ,,
upon voluntary wheatless basin,
this to continue until August, 19 IK.
And be It further
Uosolved, that each county admin
istrator shall Immediately take steps
to bring his county to such wheatless
standard; that this resolution shall
not contemplate curtailing consump
tion of wheat products by heavy man
ual laborers, or others necessarily de
pendent upon bakers' bread to a
point which will Impair their ef
ficiency: that bakers should limit
their consumption or wheal Hour to
70 per vent or that ol the correspond
ing period or 11)17; that dealers
should sell with each pound of wheal
Hour three pounds or substitute, and
should not purchase nor sell to ex
ceed 'iro per cent of their last year's
purchases or wheat Hour without
special petlnlt; that dealers and com
munities further be requested to eli
minate wheel Hour sales entirely, and
In any case to use their best ctrorts
to i oiiflno such sales to a maximum
or one-half pound or wheat flour per
week ler person; that steps be taken
at once to Induce nil dealers, homes
and hotels to turn back all supplies
or flour on hand beyond the ultra
minimum required within the spirit
of this resolution, except that where
flour on hand Is so remotely located
that Its return would be Impractical,
permission be given to retain the
THK Sf.tlteiTY OF l.HtoH
It wilt be harder perhaps, for the
isruier than any other class or peo
ple to adapt himself to the labor
shortage, because his most Important
work Is seasonable. Husluess houses
have already been seriously crippled
by so many of our men being called
Into service, but they are bravely ad-
Justing their plants to conditions, by
'' mon- r ImlnUig
women ror these positions, i ins
shortaga will, or course, be I'lt on
the farms this year, for astdS from
the draft, war Industries are blrliiK
all men avallubu-
Wliirnir II Is possible to :i I in.i
chillers' M Hie' furins. In place of
, It it iii I In' r, thin should be clou- I'
Cue man ii unable lo meet Hi Is ex
! peuse, 'or machinery Is usually c
then by combining, farmer i
can affect lbs sana result, it will
mean co-operation all uIoiik the Hue
At HO WIIKAT Til. I.
this year- It will mean helping ea-h '"'" 00"
'other In various ways but all this
I Is a part of the debt we must cheer-
fully pay In a world war or the mag
nitude we are now waging.
oiti:oo iikns Kcoiti-:
Oregon hens at Hlorrs, Conn., and
eggs In the tirst six months an aver
age 129.5 per fowl. The pen was
first ror April, with a yield or 112
eggs. The pen or While I.ckIic.imh
entered at I lie- ciine conic ,t have n
record of f.,r.f ckk lo their credit
and hold tenth place.
Dangers of Constipation
Ing di ii; I' I ne
by lie d llro
for fat folli:i. Bold
i: i;hhitii:s vh. m xi iui.s
Our people have a saying, which
has become current, that the luxur
ies of one generation are the neees
sltes for the next. And really wo
seem to have practiced Just such a
system of evolution. Our people are
shining examples or the truth that
extravagence breeds extra vagenee.
We of this generation listen to old
people as tbey describe conditions of
their day, and we wonder how they
managed to render life at all endura
ble. Yet these same old pjople In their
day, enjoyed lire to tho full. Thiy
did not consider themselves In any
sense objects or plty.Thcy lived sim
ple, wholesome lives, and the wis
dom or their mode or lire Is amply
demonstrated by the mere fn'-t that
the, the exponent ot thin simple,
rrtiKitl life, are yet with us to bear
testimony to Us merits.
There Is gnul need that, in many
respects, we revert to the frugal life
of our ancestors. Truo, In muny
nutters tin Ir luxuries have really
become our necessities and tin m
more an extravagance than were
their simple luxuries. Hut we have
added unnecissarllly to these lux
uries. It Is these wo are called upon
Mark well Hie man or woman who
continues tho extravagances or for
mer years. Their patriotism Is of a
purely negative quality. Henceforth,
until this war Is won, extragance and
disloyalty am going to become al
most slnonyinous terms.
And even then our frugality will
be worthless unless It be print Iced
in the name or the cause, and Hie re
sults applied to tho cause.
mzikim: hi : h
Rev. Lyman Hrough, Pastor.
A cordial Invitation Is extended
to you to attend our services . The
Hours ol the service on the Sabbath
are as follows;
Preaching at 11 A. M.
Sabbath School at 10 A.
Youug Peoples' meeting
Song service at 7:30 P.
Preaching at 8:00 P. M.
Prayer meeting Wednesday at 7
liol V FAMILY CHURCH
I Catholic i
Cor Miller and C. SU.
Sunday High Mass at 10:3 o'clock
Week days Mass at 7 o'clock.
Instructions lor children Satur
days at A. M.
Rev. Father Francis, O. F. M.
- i .
CHItlSTlAX HCIKNCK HOCIKTY
Services at 11:00 o'clock. Sub
Jc t of Lesson-Sermon next Sunday:
"Adam And Kalten Mini "
The Testimonial Meeting. Wednes
day at 7:M0 P. M.
'i lie readtiiK room In the clnircl,
Kdirice, Is open on Tuesday and Krl
iluy rrom 2 to 4 P. If,
Sunday School mi t.c or, Sunday at
Pupils may he admitted to Its
classes up to the age or 20 years.
The public Is cordially Invited to
the Church Services and to the
n li n
It cohIk no more to
be Hiire you get
your money's worth
Ask f r Crescent
Pepper n n l other
The rallr'-ad emplfl as an pleased I
with the Increase In their wages, but
.... . . 1 1... .... ,i.A '
after all lliey are not so mmj
alrcrafl boys, who get a raise every
lime Hmy go up.
How would you like to pay $1.70
per copy ror the morning paper?
People In Washington who are will
ing to pay that price can get the
New York Times by aeroplane service.
WRAY'S AUTO STAGE
ALL TOURING CARS
Between BURNS and BEND DAILY
a a Maw
M-MSpp pV0r "
5 ' . Br vyfri ' flfl
Lea? BEND ot 7:45 a.
I,,.,..,. I'.I'WVSI nt 700 n
FARE, each way $8.00
50 Pounds Baggage carried Pw . Exeat lo per II
M.H'tH it II trains in Hem. Passenger Arrive a
Portland, from Burns, in 21 hours, fare $16.05
Prompt attention gifen
Especially PerUha tie Contignmenw.
Inland Empire Keuli.v Coniminy. AgentH
We Are Speclallats
WE CURE CRIPPLES
We take timi broken
store it to heallli and stretith ami usefulness.
These tlays you jus! can't affortl to lose flie ser
vice that your ear should pve. and which it will give
if you keep it in health.
If vonr Car hicks efficiency, is weak or faulty in
any action, bring it in and let uh give it the onct
We never fail to diagnose the ailment, and then we
aDDlv the proper remedy to the seat of the trouble.
Let us help you to help
your car in PERFECT CONDITION.
Lee Thornhurji-" Steam Vulcanizing Plant in a
part f ili' equipment.
N. BROWN & SONS
Brown fs Satisfactory Store
Walk Over Shoes
Bums, : :
We carry kN advei-H-e.l oh
Farming for Profit
The year HUH, more than any previous year, mark's
the progressive furmer's harvest season from his soil. Tln
world is eUmoring for his products.
If you would reach the top notch in production, you
.should provide your force with
The Latest and Best In Labor-Saving
We have the implements to easily DOUBLE your pro
Why be content with
the oimortunity to clean un
time help your oountry in the
Come In and See Our Splendid Line
Get into the class of moderns and move on with
procession. You can't afford to be left behind. M
will surely be If you cling to the old methods.
Ibid Kidneys Laid lllm I
A slight kidney Impalrin. i '
lead to dropsy or Hrlght's di
Don't neglect It. Kran.i
Hlngham, Utah, writes: "I was
bicd with my klndneys so bad I
not work. Tried many kinds or m
cine which did me no good. Ti
tried Foley Kidney Pills; now
Ing as good as I ever did beror
Sold by Read Bros.
in., arrive BDRNg 7:00 p.l
ni Jinivc lilM ' .:IMJ D.lil
all shipim-nts in our eare
lown, cripbfed Car and re-
your Government by keeping
Bon Ton Corsets
: : Oregon
the "Home I rcilmt- Page"
scant profit when you can have
a larue one, and at the sami'