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The world's rood reserves are low,
he warns, and America now has a
duty to supply not only itself and its
army, but the nations who are fight
ing the same cause as we.-
He impressed that the man who
toils that food and supplies may be
furnished the great army "will be
serving the country and conducting
the fight for peace and freedom just
as truly and' just as effectively as the
men on the battlefields."
Why this plea for everyone, man,
woman, child, to do not just some'
little thing to help, but everything in
their powder to aid toward victory?
"We are fighting," the president
says, "for what we believe and wish
to be the rights of mankind and for
the future peace and security of the
world. To do this great thing worth
ily and successfully we must devote
ourselves to the service without re
gard to profit or material advantage
and with an energy and intelligence
that will rise to the level of the en
Here are high lights in Pres. Wil
"We must supply abundant food
for ourselves and for large
part of nations with whom we have
now made common cause.
"We must supply ships by hun
dreds. "Industrial forces of country; men
and women alike, will be great serv
ice army engaged in service of nation
and world, efficient friends and sav
iors of free men everywhere.
"Importance of an adequate food
supply especially for the present yeai
is superlative. x
"Upon farmers of this country in
large measure rests fate of war and
fate of nations.
"I call upon young men and old
alike to turn in hosts to the farms.
"To the middleman of every sort:
Theyes of the country will be es
pecially upon you. Country expects
you as well as all others to forego
"This is time for America to cor
rect her unpardonable fault of waste
fulness and extravagance.
"These things we must do and do
well, besides fighting the things
without which mere figh'ting would
be fruitless." ' .
PUT WAR ON FIRM FOOTING
THIS IS EVENTFUL WEEK
Washington, April 16. One of the
most eventful weeks in American
history lay before the U. S. todayl
Events of next few days will mo.ve
America rapidly forward to participa
tion in struggle with Germany.
Congress will put the war on a firm
footing this week. At same time-the
allied high commission will proba
bly be here. Such men at Arthur J.
Balfour, former Premier Viviani of
France and other ndtables willffer
suggestions, make known the peace
terms of the allies and clinch the co
operation of this government.
Senate is expected to place unwa
vering approval upon $7,000,000,000
war bond issue bill by tomorrow or
Wednesday. Sen. LaFollette may
vote against it
Federal shipbuilding 6oard is to
organize $50,000,000 corporation to
day to build and operate 1,000 wood
Selective draft measure now seems
likely to pass, though Pres. Wilson
may have to exert further pressure.
Qvershadowing the congress court,
insofar as public imagination is con
cerned, is visit of allied high com
mission, England's and France's not
ed officials, braving perils of the deep
and possibly the fate of Kitchener,
that they may counsel with their
newest war friend, America. 9
Aside from momentous co-opera- '
tive questions, the issue of peace
terms is vital for them.
The allies know each other's terms
and they know the broad principles
of Pres. Widson's terms. But thfese
views doubtless will be co-ordinated
in a general agreement as to when .
America and her- allies shall regard