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THK GARDEN ISLAND TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 1917
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America, and Europe.
The Allied armies alones
are using 10,000 of them.
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How to Avoid the Menace of
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fin Allies have been ctit off from
t h e Russian whrat supply of
nbout L'OO million bushels, and the
demand of war leave them little'
collapse of everything we hold ilear
"This means that every man,
woman and child must forego at
least one loaf of wheat bread per
week and eat sometning else or less
generously. We must also plant
everything ami everywhere it will
crow, or this time next vear the
opportunity to grow the crops they food problem will be absolute star
themselves produced in ante-beilum vation.'
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with Ronaded la tide Cram
w ocoMtrueted that the moat UU
nte tatementisTetained in. food kept
to their clem, wholesome, tuxtttxj
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Just what England, France and
Italy are up against, the writer
shows by applying the situation to
an American township as follows:
Let us suppose it is a good
township in the Corn belt, six
miles square, or thirty-six square
miles, one hundred and forty-four
ll()-acre farms. It will have 550
votes, counting in one village and
ncluding hired men mv farmers'
ons, a total nonulation of. sav.
!"00 p"ople. Now cut off theferti
ier supply, take the best horses
nid take out of that township ISO
of the best young men for the
army. Take out 100 men for war
work of one sort or another, take
Mit oO women for munition factor
ies and hospitals. l,et tins condi
tion last for three years. What are
tl " crop prospects?
"Before this war began the world
teemed to be having its hands full
o get along. It is now estimated
that tiO million people are busy
with the war and though our agri-
ultural exports for a dozen years
have declined sharply because our
population has increased nnd the
good land has not. we. are now call-
l upon for a time to feed the world
is never before.
"Verily this necessity is the most
xtreme call that ever came to the
American farmer. This year
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beef and you will realize that the
world needs meat. Therefore, breed
every fortile beast, especially the
mare, the sow and the old hen
the mate because hungry people in
Europe are eating horses today, and
the roaring ealinon have been eat
ing them ever since that early day
in September, 1!)U, when one Bri
tish odieer- counted 20,000 dead
horses on one small section of the
battle line in Northern France.
"We shall need to export hund
reds of thousands of horses before
we can raise them, and in this year
of stress if you can choose between
horses and mules, by all means
breed mules, because they can goto
work sooner than horses, and they
"Breed the sow, the most fecund
of all our four-footed farm beasts.
She bringeth forth quickly and
.many, and they are soon good to
eat. In December we may be glad
to eat Septempher or October pigs
if we cannot carry them through
"Set the hens, persuade them to
iteal their nests, for poultry 'is the
quickest of all meat. Even June
and July chickens are big enough
to go into the cold-storage plant
with the beginning of winter, and
they can pick up most of their liv-
Ijing catching worms, insects and
next we must produce every possi-1 shattered grain. Probably they
le edible thing. h,ven it the war
should stop now, which it cannot,
we shall need a maximum produc
tion next year, for the world has
eaten its usual surplus stocks of
food, of which it ordinarily carries
several months' supply.
When the war ends, the Deonlc
of Europe will need month's of rest.
They will need months to' demobi
lize anyhow, and the amount' of
undone work that will face them is
almost beyond belief. There wil be
some years of feverish shipbuilding
even in times of peace to get us.
ready to carry the world s normal
ihere have been no repairs in
Europe for three years. Railroads
are unballasted; bridges are rusty;
rails are wearing out; cars are dila
pidated; plaster is off the houses;
plumbing is going to rack; farm
wagons have worn out; harness is
reduced to strings: people are bare
footed and half naked; and when
the war does stop all Germany is
going to hunger and clamor for a
dish of American ham and bacon
and skillets full of lard for frying.
"Hence Mr. Hoover's urgent cry:
'The food situation is "one of the
utmost gravity, which,' unless it is
will be the cheapest meat that is
produced in America.
"We must plan. We should
have been at it long ago. Farm
ing is a matter of plan, and re
member that next year is quite
sure to be as bad as this, and may
be much worse. Start in to get
ready for it now.
. . lo supply more gram we may
have to feed less stock. That may
require reduction in the member of
animals. If that is necessary, it
should if possible be beef cattle ad
vanced in years. Kill off a few of
the old fellows, .go more to baby
beef and to the more prolific hog.
In any event, I beseeh you this
year to get far, far away from that
complacent notion still held by
some that a man's farming is his
own buisness only. If it were as
easy to conscript agriculture to do
the nation's bidding as it is to con
script a boy to go to the trenches,
agriculture would nave been con
scripted last month
Our Government appeals to our
patriotism. Shall it be vain?
shall a hungry world beg us for
food? Will we have it?
Sweat, my brethren, sweat: The
sweat of toil as the sweat of blood is
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