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ELEPHANT OUT FOR UNCLE SAM
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The "only white-toed elephant in
captivity is here shown parading on
Broadway, New York, to show he is
s loyal to Uncle Sam as any one.
pretty girl had to wave his flag for
TO LOWER PRICE OF BREAD BY
Washington, April 28. To com
bat the high cost of foodstuffs, the
department of agriculture is to be put
on a war basis. Increasing the pro
duction of wheat and lowering of the
price of bread are the main objec
Department officials say this must
be done soonand congress will be
asked to pass legislation accomplish
With powers of handling situations'
coming under its jurisdiction in the '
same manner as the war and navy
departments control matters under
theirs,' the agriculture department
would be able immediately to cope
with such developments as the sud
den boosting of bread prices, officials
"Placing the department on a war
footing would be the solution of the
whole question of high prices on
foodstuffs. Ass't Sec'y Vrooman of
the department feaid today. "It would
assure the planting of vastly more
acreage for ene thing.
"Armies can be raised at any sea
son of the year, butx wheat has its
planting season "and that a very
short one. Once this season passes
we must wait for a whole year before
there is another.
"Meantime our people and our al
lies might be starving."
It is admitted that the jump in
bread prices has come under the eye
of the department, but pending con
gressional action on a measure to in
sure full war powers it 'is taking no" '
action in-the situation. ""
Meantime officials' believe the
bread, rise in New York will not be
followed by bakers in other parts of
the country at least for the time'
Miuwaukee. Flour jumped 80
cents a barrel over night here and
dealers predict' it will go higher. The
wholesale price quoted today was
i $14.90 a barreL