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THE MANNING TIME19
1. 1. APPELT - _ . _ ....---------------------------------------------Editor
F. M. SHOPE----------------------,------------..._.Business Manager
PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1919
THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS.
It is a difficult matter to turn the clock back five years,
especially if within those five years the world has had a
century's experience of terror and wrong and suffering
Yet if we strive to recall the conditionis five years ago
we see the nations of Europe. suspicious of each other,
with fears of aggression and dread of loss, and the United
States lying isolated across the sea, buying and selling,
reaping and sowing, to its own interests alone.
That day is over forever. Through disaster and suffer
ing the new brotherhood of the world has come into ex
istence. "No man liveth to himself alone," and neither
can any nation of the world, from this time on, right
fully live to itself alone.
The League pf Nations has been formed. It is the ex
pression of a truth that will become more clear to us all
as time goes on,-that after all the separate interests of
the world merge into one great interest.
Who is going to raise the wheat crop this year-the
government or the farmer?
President Wilson's fourteen points evidently made a
strong impression upon the fourteen nations that signed
the league constitution.
If the Monroe doctrine has gone the United States has
lost an excellent friend. And foreign nations will be only
too ready to send flowers.
Condensation is a virtue. But it becomes also an ab
surdity when clothes for large women are described in
an advertisement as "stylish stouts."
The principle of controlling the world by a League of
Nations is like that of employing moral suasion in the
education of children. Note that moral suasion works
admirably except with bad boys.
It is a singular circumstance that a young woman's
feet seem naturally to be so much warmer than her
shoulders. The proof of this is seen in the number of
girls wearing heavy fur coats with thin silk stockings
Premier Clemenceau says that President Wilson is "the
mvost stubborn man he ever encountered." It will be re
called that the embelm of the Democratic party is a stub
born one, and that the emblem of the United States is
as determined as it is powerful.
We are reminded of the young man whose father told
him that an infinite number of men had been ruined by
"wine, women and song." Wishing to be on the safe side
the son dutifully cut out the song.
Now the government has cut out the wine, and as the
army returns the women are busily engaged in cutting
out each other.
What will we have left?
l:(: PACKER As WAR TIME AII) Year Book of Swift & Company
----- which has just been issued.
.\ new idea of the great part play- In I918 these products shipper
c3 by America in feeding the allied abroad totaled 590,59,769 pounds
forces in Europe is given in the 1919 more than three times the amoun
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shipped in 1914, the first year of, the
war. The pork product shipments
totaled 1,691,454,529 pounds as
against 921,913,029 in 1914-an in- I
crease of 83 per cent.
During the year ending November
1, 1918, Swift & Company alone ship
ped 760,000,000 pounds of meat and
meat products to the American army
and navy at home and abroad and
to the allied nations for their armies
and civilian populations. The Year
Book says: "This amounts to about
25,000 carloads of meat, which would
make a single train 200 miles long."
Some of the difficulties encountered
in shipping are shown in the follow
"The meat for Europe has gone in I
fleets of vessels under convoy, and
the Food Administration has often
been able to know very far in advance
when cargo space would be available.
For this reason Swift & Company has
frequently been notified that a cer
tain number of millions of pounds
would be wanted at a certain port
within a few days. Swift & Company
has often had shipments on the way
to the seaboard within a few hours
after the orders have been recei'ved.
and believes that it has met with sig
nal success in the filling of such rush
"The packing industry was able to
adapt itself to wartime demands per
haps more quickly than any other in
dustry. If this industry had not been
organized on a large scale along na
tional, and even international lines,
it would never have been able to an
swer all demands as promptly as it I
has. War demands have, of course,
caused many changes in methods and
live made it necessary for us to in
crease our facilities in many respects.
'For example, when the United
States entered the war, there devel
oped a demand for canned bacon for
shipment to our soldiers overseas. I
Swift & Ccmpany immediately took I
over a semi-completed soap factory
and within thirty days had installe-i
the necessary machinery and was fill
ing Government contracts. More than
a million pounds of bacon a week
have often been canned in this fac
tory. This means that our soldiers
have been getting tine, cured, smok
e-l bacon. whereas the Allies have
hb'een demanOding only salt, un.imeke
bacon, which does not have to be
"Another example showing the eoa
operation that we have ofered the
Government was when the Govern
mnent foun-t :t neessary to have large
c(uantities of butter, which it hal
bought for oversoas shipment, pm.
into cans. Swift & Company, alone
amoung the big butter handlers of
the country, was willing to install the
necessary equipment, and in the
course of three weeks, under the most
unfavorable circumstance, began
canning butter for the Government.
Up to the time this Year Book gxoes
to press, we have put up some three
million pounds of butter owned by the
Government and also two million
pounds which we have gathered for
the Government, making a total of
five million pounds of butter that
haive been Put up in tins."
All persons having~ claims against
the estate of Matthew Bancroft
I esesne, deceased, wili present them
dJuly att est ed and all persons owinog
the said estate will imake payment to
I Fred Lesesne,
-8t-e Qualified Administrator.
nid ending March 6, we
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