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MONDAY. FEBRUARY 4. 1918.
Lord Rhondda, British food controller,
in an interview, has expressed the greatest
delight at the establishment in the United
States by Herbert Hoover, national food
adminstrator here, of wheatlcss and meat
less days. The controller described the
food shortage in Great Britain as most
serious, but not such as would be detri
mental to the health of the populatioivwith
proper management of supplies and wil
lingness on the part of the people to accept
equally nourishing substitutes for some of
the foods they have been accustomed to.
He referred to the difficulty of discussing
the subject frankly without giving en
couragement to the exaggerated hopes in
Germany that England was suffering very
severely from lack of food.
"With the help of the United States we
shall pull through," he declared. "I would
feel very despondent over the position if
the United States had not come into the
war, but I have unbounded faith in your
ability and good will to help us work out
the problem. Our situation would have
been a happy one but for the shortage of
crops in Italy and France. It is now a test
of endurance between England and Ger
many. We are today where Germany was
two years ago. I have no fear of failure
on the fighting line. But the supply of
bacon, hams and lard is so short that the
shipments now in sight are scarcely likely
to be enough to fill the army's require
ments. .Civilians will probably have to go
Over across the sea?., then, tl'ey are in
need, real need, of food food for the
armies, the men who are fighting for free
dom,! And heie at home we sit at our
laden tables -in.1 boiiSt o our patriotism.
What right have we to plenty, while our
sons arc falling in the battle lines abroad?
l' '.They i must have meat, they must have
bread. t!.ey must have all they need, if they
are to do efuue.: sewicc for their country.
We go without a loaf of bread and a pound
of meat, maybe, once in a while, and pat
ourselves on the back for our patriotism,
while from across the sea the voice of free
dom cries tons for liberty, that she may
THIS IS WAR !
Reports of the wounding of Major
General Leonard Wood, a casualty list of
American soldiers "wounded in action,"
together with other significant incidents,
have keenly stimulated interest in the ac
tivities of the American expeditionary
forces in France. Major-General Woods'
injury was due to an accidental explosion,
which killed five French soldiers and
wounded two other American oiVicers,
members of the staff. Since the middle of
last week reports of casualties to Ameri
can soldiers "in action" have been c-.-mmg
from General Pershing almost daily.
Of course if the American troops have
taken over part of the front hue, it t in
be only a very short section as comp.i'i
with the miles of trenches being held by
the British and French. But, unless the
war should come to a close this spring,
which nobody in official circles seems to
consider at all likely, it is now a conaimy
that the American army will be in the tig'.it
"up to its neck" this summer, and then
people of this country must be prepared
for casualties, of which the lists now being
received are but a feeble forerunner.
Major-Gcneral W ood, with Lie::tenr:r,t
Coloncl Kilbournc and Major Joyce, who
arc members of his staff, has been in France
for several weeks on a tour of inspection,
undertaken by direction of the War De
the spectator I
"Through blizzards and bloodshed,
brutality and stupidity, muddling, in
competency, delay, and famine, peace
is coming." The Washington Times-
What a philosophy! What a sub
It is more than balm for present
grief. It is a standard of living. It
is the practical application of the
eternity of hope, and an implicit
faith in the wisdom of God.
But even so, would not a more ag
gressive, spirit help. To sit idly by
and complacently wait for on inevi
table peace, is not the surest way
to demonstrate , patriotism. There
are many such who may . use their
belief as a cloak for laziness, whila
others sure of the outcome, work to
assist its early consummation.
These latter are the patriots.
Those who work through blizzards,
through battle and bloodshed, through
incompetency and pettiness, their
eyes always on the goal, are the true
Americans. In time of uncertainty
and dissent an unshaken faith in jus
tice and right keeps us steadfast,
and insures our ultimate success.
Old King Coal Declares Another Holiday!
War campaigns are not always
concerned with military strategy as
the civilian campaiens for the Lib-f-t-
Loan, the Y. M. C A. and the
Red Cross will show, and it would
be difficult to say which is more im
portant. Heroes of military cam
paigns are given marks of honor for
distinguished service, and it is this
same motive, the same outward mark
of service which prompted the be
stowal of various insignia in the
While all of
the national ram-
partmcnt, which has adopted the policy of paign Sheld since America's entry
ui,j me nave oeen successiui, it
is interesting to note the sustained
interest taken by the public in the
sendinjr jrcncral officers of the American
army abroad from time to time to famil
iarize themselves with the problems of
modern warfare, as carried on in Europe.
Divisional commanders have gone abroad
and returned after a period of observation,
during which they have made a study of
the methods of training and tactical prac
tices of the French and British armies.
WAR FINANCE CORPORATION.
Financial aid for persons, firms, cor
porations and associations, whose opera
tions are necessary or contributory to the
successful prosecution of the war. but who
have been receiving a "step-child" treat
ment, is provided for in a bill which William
G.-McAdoo, Secretary of the Treasury, has
submitted to congress for consideration and
. The bill provides for the creation of a
"war finance corporation," with a capital
stock of five hundred million, and would
provide funds for needy corporations and
others who have been unable to obtain
financial aid on reasonable, or practical,
terms for the general public, or through
the regular banking channels.
The bill would place in Mr. McAdoo's
hands virtual control of the money market
of the country. In general, it prohibits- the
sale, except under a license granted by the
War Finance Corporation, of stocks, bonds,
certificates of indebtedness, or other obli
gations of persons, .firms or corporations
orassociations, the par or face value of
which exceed one hundred thousand dol
lars: The purpose is to prevent the ex
penditure of money for capitalizing indus
tries, or projects which are not essential to
the conduct of the war.
RID SERVICE OF INEFFICIENT
In a general order, made public by the
war- department, authority has been given
to General Pershing, commander of the
American army in France, to discharge
from the service all inefficient officers, not
in the regular army, below the grade of
The order provides that when an officer
of the regular army holding an appoint
ment in any other force of the army of the
United States is reported to be unfit for
such a temporary commission by his di
vision the officer in question will not re
ceive temporary promotion in the regular
General Pershing receives full authority
to weed out of the service all inefficient of
ficers except those of the regular army,
whose cases are referred to the War De
partment and decided by the board.
The same general order requires also
that all court martial cases involving the
death sentence be referred to the Judge Ad
vocate General for review before the
sentence is carried into execution. This is
an aftermath of the putting to death of the
negro soldiers for riots in Texas last vear.
In the Liberty Loan1, campaigns
buttons were awarded to those who
subscribed to the loan. In addition
to its significance as a mark of ser
vice, the button had a certain appeal
to human vanity, to personal pride
that the wearpr was able, financially,
to buy a bond. It somehow, took on
a symbolism of individual success in
private affairs, as well as an unsel
fish response to national appeal.
France and anything French has a
tremendous sentimental appeal to
Americans. There has long been a
bond of sympathy between the two
ereat Republics. verv naturally
ihvXv fa fffor
jj ffi rMm jHt
board on their knees. In a corner a
few more are running record after
record on a phonograph. Scattered
throughout the building are others
PrirT, wr nv.ar, Aw Vicni-trfi t reading papers and magazines: then
on July 14, Bastille Day, brought ! ?'e IookL around the sides of the build-
forth a trreat and e-enerous response ,m many a man viwi a
from the American public
In' recognition of this individual
service, buttons were given those who
subscribed, and upon them were the
French and American flags crossed,
with the leeend. "United Aain for
Liberty." Attachment to these is
purely one of sentiment, for a pift of
ten cents would merit; one, and con
sequently there i no financial dis
tinction accorded the wearer.
Few Liberty Bond buttons, even of!
the second loan are to seen in coat
lapels these days, and the French
War Orphan button is a greater
rarity. Nearly every passerby,
though, wears a little white button
with a Red Cross in the center, and
will doubtless continue to wear it,
for the Red Cross, as has no other,
obtained a secure hold in the hearts
of all Americans.
Miss Leone Hope, of Chicago University,
announces that bow-legged girls aren't so,
but only niade to look so by high heels.
You see, Chicago girls' heels begin so
Hail to Judge Bart J. Humphrey, of Xew
York ! He tells women they needn't give
their exact ages to election officials. All
they have to do is to say they're over 21
or had the 7-year itch three times, or some
thing equally conclusive.
Colonel Roosevelt hadn't been in Wash
ington a day before he had picked his suc
cessor to Secretary Baker. What a hand
that fellow would be in a hop-field or goose
We read that somebody's air-cooled au
tomobile has proven a success in a trip
from Canton to Xew York. We'll say that
if this air failed to cool it no air eve1 could.
Cleveland's fuel adminstrator has de
cided a cabaret is not an amusement Xr
HI 1st baptist
An Army and Navy Bible Class
was organized at the First Baptist
Sunday School yesterday morning
with a large attendance. It was
taught by Mr. Charles, who has re
cently come to take charge of the
Y. M. C. A. at Fort Pickens. The
pocket lessons used "On the March
With the Master," proved very at
tractive. It is expected that this
class will prove a decided success
and because one of the most im
portant departments of the church's
Over a hundrpd copies of an at
tractive, pocket Testament were pre
sented to the army and navy men at
the Sunday School and church ser
The pastor. Rev. J. A. Ansley. has
placed an order for another and larg-1
nrrN- TViot- TV-ill o lfTf at tha !
church to be presented to men who
are not already supplied with a good
busy scatching pen, his head bent
low over a sheet of paper- Here and
there the pen has trailed off the sheet
of paper and rests on the table, this
man's bent head rests in the palm
of one hand, his body is motionless
and his gaze is riveted on the blank
wall in front of him.
"What has happened?" one might
He sat down to write of the day's
happenings and gradually something
crowded aside what he intended to
write, his thoughts for the first time
that day took him over a Jong path
way, back through space to a little
homestead where around the fireplace
sat his loved ones the one place,
he is soon to find out, that is held
more dear than any other home. So
dear, in fact, that he, with many,
many others, left all but the sacre-I
memory of it behind for a short while
in which to make sure that it would
be preserved for all time.
Thus it happens that very seldom
does mother, sister, wife, brother, or
sweetheart read a letter from "him''
that he doesn't amply demonstrate
The following letter from "Over
There" was sent by Lieut- D. C.
Roper, Jr., in foreign service, to his
"I received a certificate postal card
that my insurance policy for $10,050
is now on file no regular policy
just the record at headquarters.
Premiums are very low, some $6 a
month, which would break me up
n'est pas? Thank our great secretary
of the treasury for me. It seemed
to me that while over here in danger
the least I could do would be to try
to repay you folks in an infinitesmal
degree a part of what money you
have spent on me. I can never hope
to repay for the love and care that
you have bestowed on- me always
Appreciation for that I shall carry
with me in mv heart throughout life
and beyond. In case I am killed or
die in service the insurance will be
paid to you. If I am totally dis
abled to me. If I come through un
scratched. the policy will be con
tinued as a regular life insurance
policy in civilian life. Everybody
ought to take one out.
If "your boy in service some
where has not told you he is insured
by the government it would be a
good idea to write and tell him that
February 12th is the last day.
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BAGS A FINE BEER
Besides belngr a very valuabl we
qulsitlon to Uncle Sam's dying; corps,
Lieut- Pennoyer has proved himsalt
also to be a valuable man with a run
when a deer springs up In a swamp
when he Is In the neighborhood, for
this popular naval officer, arriving- In
th city In an automobile with a party
of friends yesterday, brought with him
the distinction of bringing; down an
SO-pound, forked pronged young dtsr,
killed in the Perdldo swamp. Llaut.
Pennoyer acknowledged that it was
his first, but his biggest bag, on any
one hunting expedition, and it pleased
him almost as much as If he had
brought his trusty gun to a beau un
an advancing Hun host. -
Among those in the party were:
Wm. Fell, Ben Seeley, Mr. Bryan, and
another man. One of the usual mem
bers of Mr. Fell's hunting trips is B.
Testman, who, however, did not make
this last trip which resulted In the
latest deer for Mr. Fell's party. Mr.
Testman, however, has assisted In the
past In bringing down, eight animals
of this kind, but was not present when
the ninth was bggged, He met , the
party upon their arrlvaUand congrat?
UP O 3EF5-
OF THE BUSINESS AND PRO
FESSIONAL FIRMS OF
Journal readers in and out of the
city will find it most valuable from time
to time. Name, address and phone
number of leading business concerns
and professional men of Pensacola.
Paste this in your scrap book, put it
in your pocketbook or tack it in some
IN WAR INSURANCE
Soldiers at Camp Jackson, where
nnn rnnlH mal-e iir1n -i r1friw n wi-1mn' mm from iorKla are stationed, are
man COUIO make SUCH a nClM',n K"OlU beinj? interested to no small degree
personal experience. ! in the war risk insurance, and the
loiiowing incident win prove or in
terest to many here who may have
relatives in that service:
Let's take a peep through the roof
of one of the many Y. M. C. A- build
ings that have been built in almost
every place our soldiers are to be
found. It is a dreary, cold unpleas
ant night and around a huge fire
place that blazes cheerfully we see
a group of soldiers; some with their
chairs tilted back and puffing con
tentedly on the old jimmy pipe, oth
ers are paired off with a checker
We hope that those Germans between
the Italians and the mountains are enoyjing
the fine winter weather. Horse steak with
sonwball gravy isn't bad, if fried right.
Say, Bill Kaiser, your Turk brother in
Palestine is yelling for some of your
"Christian Dog" troops.
rOrGK BROS. MOTOR CAR
O. H. HAYS. Dealer. Phone M
TITLK GUARANTEE CO.
202 South Palafox Phone 6S4
PENSACOLA BUGGY WORKS
131-133 East Intendencia. Phone 67
Office Phones 98-119 Yard Phones 6-134
EXPORT FUEL. AND ICE CO.
01 North Tarragona St. Phone S3
M. & O. CLOTHING STORE
819-823 South Palafox Phone 115B
Abstracts of Title
W. C. OOELZ. D. C.
329-331 Brent Building
CLUTTBR MUSIC HOUSE
114 South Palafox Street Phone Iff
THE PENSACOLA JOURNAL.
Phones. Editorial, 38: Business, 1500
THE PENSACOLA NEWS
Evening Except Sunday
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Painters, Paper Hangers
E. B. WELLS.
12 yt OrirmmeT)t. Phono 77s
204 '4 Soxith Palafox. Phone 1102
RUBBER STAMPS Manufactured on"
101ft East Cervantes St. Phon 2y
Real Estate Agents
J. N. ANDREWS
H1 vrHi PalafwT at. P-r M
CHATT'S ELECTRICAL. SHOE SHOP
Authorized repairs for U. S. Government
t Aero Station. Warrineton. F!a.
THE CENTRAL PHARMACT
100 South Pals fox
THE CRYSTAL PHARMACY
35 South Palafox - Phones 931-92I
121 South Palafox Phone lot
NORTH HILL GREENERY
Greenhouses. 919 N. Baylen St. Phone 347
Flower Shop, W. Romans. St. Phon 2J
W. A. RAY HARDWARE CO.
710 South Palafox Phone 141
PENSACOLA . ICE CO.
106-104 N. Tarragona Phones S9.2M
MAYES PRINTING CO.
1$ West Government St. Phon 131.
THE PARLOR MARKET
?14 Sn..th Pa'afor Phones 173-174
Registry of Trained Nunes st White's
THE PERFECTION LATJNDRT
Dry Cleaning; and Steam Pressing
Phone IS .
GULF MACHINE WORKS
Pharmacy- Day Phone ISO. Nlrht. 448 313-317 South Palafox Phones l(2-14fff
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