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GOVERNMENT WILL SEE PEOPLE
ARE FED IF A RAILROAD
STRIKE IS CALLED
By Carl Vrooman
Assistant Secretary of Agriculture.
Washington, March 16. This is
no time for anybody to get Upset or
excited about a food scare in the
United Ctates, in connection with
.the threatened railroad strike.
Apparently we have had food cri
ses hovering over us since the threat
ened railroad strike last fall. We
have always managed to avoid such
strikes. The administration can be
counted on to go the limit to avoid
such a strike.
Moreover, if a strike were called
the government still has some cards
up its sleeve which it can play should
such action be required.
It is possible that in case of a cri
sis numbers of people would suffer
inconvenience, but the American
people can rest assumed that if they
give the government their support it
will see to it that they do not go nun-'
There is plenty of- food in this
country and means will be found to
meet any emergency that threatens
to keep that food from the people
who' require it to support life.
A railroad strike, it is true, would
gravely disturb the already chaotic
situation with regard to the distribu
tion of foodstuffs.
The east is depending on the west
for meat, wheat and flour, and with
out going into the statistics, it is safe
tb say the supplies on hand are not
going to last more than a few days,
arid in the case of some, hardly 24
Most cities of the east have on
hand small supplies of vegetables,
such as potatoes, onions and garden
Cities on big rivers and near the
sea will be able to secure fish and
-leafoods in incresing quantities.
There is no basis at this time for
"ulation in prices or for price
boosting. The people are already
paying too much for many foods and
the illegitimate middlemen are profit
ing too heavily.
I regard it as unpatriotic for any
merchant to take advantage of a
common necessity of all to enrich
o o ,
MARRIED MAN GETS ONE YEAR
FOR AFFAIR WITH GIRL
Following a stirring arraignment
by Ass't State's Att'y Z. H. Kadow,
Arthur R. Nadelhoffer, a married
man of Elgin, who preyed on Frances
Beeker, 20, 4826 N. Oakley blvd., was
sentenced to the house of correction
for one year by Judge Fisher yester
Nadelhoffer obtained the con
fidence of the girl by representing
himself as a single "man. After a
clash with the girl's father, in which
he threatened the old man with a
knife, Nadelhoffer and the girl dis
appeared. They were arrested Jater
at the Westminster hotel, 1216 N.
Clark.''' The complaint against Na
delhoffer was signed by Frank Beek
er, the girl's brother.
John Loughman and James All
man debate at Hobo college on "Re
solved; That Heredity Is a More Po
tential Factor Than Environment."
Rev. Fred A. Moore, director West
Side Forum, lectures on "Social
Ideals of the Bible; at Northwest
Side. Y. P. S. L., 2725 W. Division
st, at 8 p. m.
Columbus School Alumni ass'n en
tertainment at school, Leavitt and
Augusta, 8 p. m. Adults, 26 cents;
children, 15 cents.
32d Ward Socialists meet at Car
penter's hall, 6414 Halsted.
33d Ward Socialist party holds po
litical meeting at Nixon school, at
f p. m. Rob't H. Howe, Socialist
candidate fdr country treas.; 0. C.
Wilson, county organizer, and others