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Amerca Called on by End Of
War to Supply Added
ECONOMY STILL IEEDED.,
Over Three.Times Pre-War Shipment
Required-Situation in Wheat and
Fats Proves Government's
With the guns in Europe silenced,
we have now to consider a new world
food situatiob. But there can be no
hope that the volume of our exports
can be lightened to the slightest de
gree with the cessation of hostilities.
Mi111ons of people liberated from the
Prussian yoke are now depending
vpon us for the forI which will keep
them from starvation.
With food the United States made
It possIble for the forces of democ
acy to hold out to victory. To insure
dfmocracy in the world, we must con
tlnue to live simply in order that we
XWy supply these liberated nations of
R*rope with food. Hanger among a
people inevitably breeds anarchy.
Amnerican food must complete the work
at making the world safe for democ
Last year we sent 11,820,000 tons of
lood to Europe. For the present year,
with only the European. Allies to feed,
we had originally pledged ourselves to
a program that would have increased
our exports to 17,500,000 tons. Now,
to feed the liberated nations, we will
have to export a total cf not less than 1
20,000,000 toas-practically the limit .
of loading capacity at our ports. Re
,4ewing the wo'rld food situation, we
find that some foods will be obtainable
in quantities sufficient to meet all
world needs under a regime of eco
nomical consumption. On the other
hand, there will be marked world
shortages in some important commodi
Return to Normal Bread Loaf.
With -the enlarged wheat crops
which American farmers have grown,
and the supplies of Australia, the Ar
gentine and other markets now acces
sible to shipping, there are bread
grains enough to enable the nations to
return to their normal wheat loaf,
provided we continue to mill flour at
a high percentage of extraction and
w intain economy in eating and the
Savoidance of waste.
In fats there will be a heavy short-.
a-about 3,000,000,00 pounds - In
pek prcducts, dairy products and
veetable oils. While th-are will be a
Mrtage of about three mulO1on tons
a rida protein feeds fcr dairy ani
mm1s ere yv21 be saflent supplies
We*er feedstifs to allo ecoomcal
.k th.m matter of beef, the world's
sepMes are Meted te me capacity of
es available refrigeratIng ships. The
s alpMes of beef in Autaa, the Ar
getne and the United States are suf
5dent to lead these ships, There will
be a shortage In the importing coun
tries, but we cannot hope to expand
.egets materlalBy for the nest months
lb view of the botSe neck .in trans
We will have a sumclent supply of
sugar to allow normal consumption In
thscountry if the other nations re
takn their present short rations or in
crease there only slightly. For the
ceountries of Europe, however, to in
crease their present rations to a ma
terial extent will necessitate our shar
ing a part of our own supplies with
Twenty Million Tons oFood.
Of the world tomil, NorHi Amerca
will furn'ish more than C0 per cent.
The U'nited States, includir:g the West
Indies, will be called upon to furnish
20,000,000 tons of -food of idl kinds :as
compared with our p)re-war exports of
about C,000,000O tons.
While we will be able to change our
program in many respects, even a,
.casual survey of the world supplies
il' comparison to world demands shows
conclusively that Europe will know
famine unless the American people
bring their home consumption down
to the barest minimum that will main
health and strength.
There are conditions of famine in
ope that will be beyond our power
remedy. There are 40 000,000 peco
in orth Russia whom- there is
small chance of reaching with food
this winter. Their transportation is
-demoralized in complete anarchy, and
shortly many of their ports will be
frzen, even if internal transport
ould be realized.
To Preserve Civilization.
At this moment Germany has not
alone sucked the food and animals
from all those masses of people she
has dominated and left starving, but
she has left behind her a total wreck
age of social institutions. and this
mass of people is now confronted with
It we value our own safety and the
socIal organization of the world, if we
value the preservation of civilization
itself, we cannot permit growth of this
cancer in the world's vitals.
Famine is the mother of anarchy.
Freom the inability of governments te
.secue food for their people grows
aestation and chaos. From in ability
toisapply their people grows stability
of goveramient and the defeat of 'n
azehj. Did we put it on no higheri
plae than our interests i the pro.
teetion sf our inotitotions, -we mus'
bestir , ourselves in soltto et 1h4i
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Close price on ton lots.
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iOLUMBIA, - - SOUTH CAROLINA
Half a Century Ago
Balf a Century Ago, eve.y cmmunity could
be supplied to some extent with locally dressed
meat, drawing on live stock raised nearby.
Now two-thirds of the consuming centers,
with millions e* people, are one to two thousand
miles away fr' a the principal live-stocik produc
ing sections, nich are sparsely settled.
The American meat packing industry of
tday is the development of the best way to
prform a national service.
The function of providing meat had to de
velop accordingly. Those men who first grasp
ed the elements of the changing problem created
the best facilities to meet it-large packing
plants and branch houses at strategic points,
refrigerating equipment (including cars), car
routes, trained organization, profitable outlets
for formxer waste - which becamie the ijat
ural, inevitable channels for the vast flow of
meat across the country.
If there were a better way to perform this
necessary service, American ingenuity and
enterprise would have discovered it, and others
would now be using it.I
During 1918, Swift & Company has earned
profit on meats (and meat by-products) of less
than 2%2 cents per dollar of sales-too smaU a
profit to have any appreciable effect on prices.
Swift & Company,
Delayed Shipment Of
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They look well and wear well and
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