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. MEXICO MISSOURI MESSAGE, MEXICO, Ma
WILSON'S ANSWER TO
GERMANY MADE MEN
IN FRANCE JOYFUL
Paul A. Roth 110 Supply Train, n
nephew ot Mrs. C. F. Clark tells In an
Interesting letter to a friend "how
Joyful President Wilson's plagiarism
of Oen'l Grant's motto of unconditlon
al surrender" has made the toys at
the front. This letter Is taken from tho
St Louis Globe-Democrat of Thurs
day. The letter follows:
ON ACTIVE SERVICE WITH THE
AMERICAN EXPEDITIONARY ARMY
FORCE, Oct. 10, 1918. Dear Mr.
Smith: The division has finished
warming up, and has put the Hun out
on nine pitched balls, the first Inning
they went up against the Boche. I can
believe now that the Twelfth Engin
eers routed the Germans with pick
handles, for the boys of our division,
achieved the same glorious method ot
victory that is, In a great many cas
es. You will hear lots of thrillers about
the battle which started the 27th of
September. Some of the fellows threw
away their firearms as an unneces
sary weight, and grabbed clubs, with
which they routed numerous machine
gun nests, often in the face of artil
lery fired point blank at them in the
open. In no case was the objective un
galned. Don't exactly know what the plans
are for this division, but suppose that
we will be up and at them again be
JFore long; that is, If the kaiser doesn't
comply with President Wilson's plagi
arism of Gen. Grant's motto of uncon
ditional surrender. Lots of rumors are
going the rounds every day and ev
ery day there is a new setting for the
rumors: Wilson struck an answering
note of confidence with the A. E. F.
when he said that unconditional sur
render would be the only means of
coming to the peace conference. Sup
pose that the boys after coming so far
would have been disappointed It the
Hun had been let off as easily as ho
All the soldiers have been given cer
tificates to mail home whereby every
soldier will have the privilege of re
ceiving one -pound box at the time all
of us want to be home Christmas.
Each soldier can have but one, bo we
AB:hear figuring -on all eHIcs about
the what would be the best thing to
have sent. It is indicative of what
treatment tho beys are getting, for
they nil seem to be in a sort of dilem
ma about what they really want.
Not much more to tell in the way ot
news, so will close with the hope that
the kaiser gives to the world a nice
surprise package in their Christmas
stocking by withdrawing all German
troops from French and Alsace-Lor-raineterritory
before another precious
day is polluted by the heels of a
treacherous foe on others' sold. Re
gards to everyone.
Sincerely your behind-time corre
spondent and friend.
PAUL A. ROTH.
NEWS FROM. THE BOYS IN
KHAKI HERE AND THERE
Gus Graham is at Camp Pike where
he will soon have his Commission as
Frank Henderson and Harland
Sneed, the first living north of town,
the other south, both of whom left
Mexico in a late draft, are ill in a de
tention camp base hospital at Camp
Bowie, Texas. Letters received Wed
nesday say they are doing very well
and not dangerously 111.
Melville Paul returned Wednesday
. Night from St Louia where he had
been to try for the tank service of the
unitea states Army. They were com
v polled to refuse him there because
-.they are not allowed to accept any
volunteers previous to the draft
September 12. He then went to the
Motor Transport Service Bureau and
was told the same thing. He is now
waiting for something else.
Lieutenant Ben Locke writes he
in the thick of things over there but
'seems to enjoy it. He says the Ger
mans leave other things than bugs and
cooties in their dugouts-rats, rats.
rats, big rats, small rats, brown rats
and gray ones. He adds they sit
the bunks and laugh at him when
tries to frighten them by cat squalli
,and me-ows. Another example of Ger
MEXICO HOSPITAL NOTES
Cadet Steele's condition remains tho
; Cadet Long Is going to his home In
; Slater today. . ,
j 'Mrs. David Robertson and "small
son George leave the Hospital today
for the country home of Mrs. George
$1,400,000,000 IK rOODSTUTFS
SHIPPED BT UNITED STATES
TO THE ALLIED NATIONS
Food valued at approximately 1,400
million dollars was sent to tho Allied
countries from the United States la
the fiscal year which ended Juno 30,
Food Administrator ' Hoover wrote
President Wilson la a letter nude pub
llo recently by the Missouri Division
of the United States Food Adminis
tration.' The shipments represent those
made for the Allied armies and civil
population, Belgian relief, Red Croat
and the American military forces. The
figures lndioate, Mr. Hoover told the
President, the measure ot effort by
the American people to provide the
Alltel with food supplies.
The American women had a domi
nant part In the sacrifice necessary
to accoinpllih these results. Mr. Hoov
or wrote, although it U difficult to dis
tinguish between the factors contrib
utingthe . homes, publlo eating
places, food trades, urban or agricul
The shipments of meats and fats,
cereals and cereal produots were huge
as a result of the conservation efforts
of the American peoplo. For 1917-18
the shipments of meats were 844,000,
000 pounds larger than they were in
1916-17. This great increase was
brought about by conservation and ex
tra weight of animals, due to the ef
forts of the farmers.
For the last fiscal year 131 million
bnahels of wheat were sent and 13,-
600,000 bushels of rye. Ten million
bushels of wheat. It is estimated, are
inow in port destined for Europe or en
route, making the total of 1917 wheat
shipped about 141 million bushels, or
1S4.900.000 bushels ot prime bread-
stuffs. In addition, 10 million bushels
ot wheat were sent to neutrals.
"It Is interesting to note," wrote
Mr. Hoover, "that since the urgent re
quest ot the Allied food controllers
early in the year tor a further ship-
Iment ot 75 million bushels from our
1817 wheat than originally planned we
shall have shipped to Europe, or have
on the way, nearly 85 million bushels.
At the time of this request our surplus
already was more than exhausted.
This accomplishment ot our people In
this matter stands out even more
dearly if we bear In mind that we had
available in the fiscal year 1910-1?
from net carry-over and a surplus over
our normal consumption about 200
million bushels of wheat which we
were able to export that year without
tienching on our home loaf. This last
year, however, owing to the large fail
ure of the 1917 wheat crop, we had
available from net carry-over and pro
duction and imports only Just about
our normal consumption. Therefore,
our wheat shipments to Allied desti
nations represent approximately sav
ings from our own wheat bread.
"These figures, however, do not con
vey fully the volume of the effort and
sacrifice made in the last year by tho
whole American people. Despite the
magnificent effort of our agricultural
population In planting a much In
creased acreage in 1917, not only was
there a very large failure in wheat,
but also the corn failed to mature
properly, and our corn is our dominant
crop. Therefore, the consumption and
waste in food have been greatly re
duced In every direction."
MILL FEED PRICE LOWER
New Milling Rules of Food Admlnla
tratlon Bring Drop In Cost.
The new milling rules promulgated
recently by the Food Administration
are resulting in much lower prices for
mill feeds than those which prevailed
in the last year. Investigations by the
Missouri Division of the Food Adminis
Under the new rules many mills are
selling bran In bulk for f 1 a hundred
weight, and some for even less. To
this price must be added the cost ot
sacks and margins of profit for differ
ent classes of sales. The feeder U as
sured, however, that the price on bran
will be much lower than what he had
to pay last year.
In shorts and other wheat feeds,
farmers and feeders have been pro
tected further by the Food Administra
tion by the new rules which prohibit
millers from charging more than .10
cents a hundredweight over the bran
pride. Mixed feed, which is all the
wheat grain not ground into flour,
ells for even less. Mills may charge
6)4 cents a hundredweight for such
feed above the price they geffor tie
NEW MAXIMS FOR
USERS OF SUGAR
Let one tableBpoonful of sugar do
the work of two.
Limit your consumption of sugar to
three pounds a month. This is the
maximum amount that can be used by
each person, as supplies are short
Save all you can out of the three
pounds a month. Use less in every
thing. The prodigal use of sugar cus
tomary in prewar times must be dis
continued. Sweeten tea while it is hot If you
meat drink ice tea, which requires a
large amount of sugar, put the sugar
In the hot tea so it will dissolve more
Do maximum canning with mini
mum sugar. . "
Do not ask your -grocer to sell you
more than two pounds at a time if
rou live in town and five pounds if
rou live in the country. He is not
allowed to sell in larger quantities ex
tent for canning and preserving pur
BEFORE YOU BUY SEE US
Bo sure to have Just what yon want in the way of harness. No mutter
what style, we have it. It is our specialty. We sell to the most
exacting horsemen in this section.
Our prices are right and we can suit you no matter what sum you desire
to spend. We make good harness no matter what the price.
We Make New Auto Tops And Side Curtains- -
i NORTH SDDE OF SQUARE.
WILLIAM RAGSDALE HARNESS Company
aiid the Swift
What would you consumers think
of a wheel without spokes ?
What would you think of a man
who would take any or all of the spokes
out of a wheel to make it run better?
Swift & Company's business of
getting fresh meat to you is a wheel,
of which the packing plant is only the
hub. Retail dealers are the rim and
Swift & Company Branch Houses are
The hub wouldn't do the wheel
much good and you wouldn't have
much use for hub or rim if it weren't
for the spokes that fit them all together
to make a wheel of it.
Swift & Company Branch Houses
are placed, after thorough investiga
tion, in centers where they can be
successfully operated and do the most
good for the most people at the least
Each "spoke" is in charge of a man who
knows that he is there to keep you supplied
at all times with meat, sweet and fresh;, and
who knows that if he doesn't do it, his com
How much good would the hub and the
rim of the Swift "wheel" do you if the spokes
were done away with?
Swift & Company, U. S. A.
R, D. WORRELL BECEIYES
CABLEGRAM FROM SON
R. D. Worrell received a cablegram
today from their son, Lieut, Orlando
Worrell, which reads thus: "Well a
galn, Love to all." No date either of
day or week or month.
CABLEGRAM FROM DEE
JOHNSON LAST NIGHT
Mr. and Mrs. Price Johnson receiv
ed a cablegram last night from their
son, Dee, who is in Headquarters 139
Inf., saying he was all right and feel
ing flne.Thls of course is a great re
lief to his parents and will be of com
fort to other fathers and mothers
whose boys were in the big drive of
Sep. 24-29. The cablegram was not
dated more than October no day of
the week given.
People Wear Masks on The Street
Jas. Squires, who has been doing
some work In Laddonla says the Flu
has struck there with force. Four caa.
es Wednesday' in one day made the
Keep Your Pledge
Make Good for Our
situation critical, since they had had
no epidemic there at 'all. Now the
schools are closed for an Indefinite
time and Mr. Squires says, some of the
business men wear masks on tho
Judge B. H. Dyer ot St. Charles, 'Mo,
Republican candidate for Congress
man 9th District, in company with E.
R. Taft was shaking hands with
friends in Mexico Thursday.
L. M. Hedrlck, state organizer ot
agencies for Fraternal Aid Societies, is
in Kansas City on business.
EARL MORRIS SENDS
- TRENCH CARD OCTOBER 7T11
A Trench card from Earl Morris was
received this morning by Dr. P. E.
Coll written October 7th some time
after the big drive in which he parti
cipated but, it says the writer is all
right and feeling fine.
Do yon need an autocratic
systemof food cards to make
you keep within your sugar al
lowance of two pounds a month?
Will the Food Administration
be obliged to spend 5,000,000
and to hire 100,000 men to ra
tion sugar in the United States T
Or will you back up Mr.
Hoover's belief in democracy
and voluntarily limit yourself
to one-half pound a week
The Food Administration
knows exactly how much sugar
is available. It knows how
much must go to the soldiers in
France, how much to the Allies
and how much to those of us at
If you take more than your
own share you are stealing from
someone else, who will have to
Would you be pointed out aft
er the war as one who took
sugar from the soldiers T
Count your spoonfuls. And
FOR ATING PLAGES
IS KM EFFECT
A new program for all public eating
places, effective Oct 21, has been an
nounced by the Missouri Division of
the Food Administration. The new
rules apply to all places where cooked
food is soUgto be eaten on the prem
ises, and Affect 9,000,000 regular or
, The general plan of the Food Ad
ministration with regard to the con
duct of public eating places has been
reduced to 12 "general orders." These
orders prohibit the serving of any
bread that does not contain at least
the 20 per cent of wheat flour substi
tutes; of this Victory bread no more
than two ounces may be served to a
patron at one meal. And no bread is
to be served until after the first
course is on the table and no bread
or toaBt may be served as a garniture.
Bacon also is barred as a garniture
and only one meat may be served to a
patron at a meal. Included in the defi
nition of meat are beef, mutton, pork
and poultry. Not more than cne-half
ounce of butter is to be served to one
person at a meal, and Cheddar (Amer
ican) cheese is limited to the same
amount. "Double" cream is banned.
No sugar bowls will be on the ta
bles. A teaspoonful Is the limit for a
meal, and then only when asked for.
Two pounds is the allowance to be ob
served for each 90 meals served, in
No waste food may be burned, but
all must be saved to feed animals or
reduced to obtain fats.
Attention is specially directed to
ward the conservation of bread and
butter, cereals, meats, fats, sugar, cof
fee, cheese and ice, to fresh vegeta
bles and fruits which should be served
when possible, and to unnecessary
suppers, teas, luncheons and banquets,
which are condemned as "fourth
meals. The Food Administration de
sires as few fried dishes as possible.
Simplified service, with meats and
vegetables on one plate instead of In
Bide dishes, and only necessary silver
ware, and simplification of the menu
and the menu cards are urged as
means of saving not only food but la
bor and paper. The war program dis
courages the table d'hote meal, except
when confined to few courses and
small variety, as on the Continent.
American-plan hotels should require
guests to write orders, and all menus
should be in plain English actually
describing the food.
Industry Is falling Into two classes-
essentials and less essentials. And
by essentials we mean essential to the
prosecution of the war.
There are also the vitally essential
foods and the less essential. Staples
meat wheat sugar and fats are
essential. Fresh ; vegetables, perish
ables ot many kinds, bulky, unshipable
foods are, in a military sense, the less
The second year of this country's
participation in the war brings a
broader plan for food conservation.
Not so much emphasis on this particu
lar Item and that, but a steady pres
sure in all directions. The most care
ful and thrifty conservation, the elimi
nation of every type of waste these
are the principles which the Missouri
Division of the Food' Administration Is
asking to be observed, the standard
which must be lived up to.
The United States cannot ship 17,-
000,000 tons ot food to the Allies un
less strict conservation Is continued
We cannot increase our last year's
food exports to. the Allies by 60 per
cent and not continue to cut down our
The need is great To supply; the
essential foods to the 12Q,0'.m.QOo'peo
plo in Europe now arrayed against
Germany la the present task.
And It must be fulfilled,
- wist sue spu
Leo Cold Tablets
For Chapped Hands and -Skin
MONEY TO LOAN
On good real estate security.
sonabl rates and easy terms.
LAKENAN A BARNES
80 yean In the business here.
E. A. SHANNON
Residence Phone No. 428w
Office French Bldg., S. E. Cor. Sq.
Specialist on Rectal Surgery.
THE undersigned, a Physician
and Surgeon of Regular School with
30 years exDeriencA in
tice, Is now giving special attention
to kiuutaLi DISEASES, treating
PILES, FISTULA and Ulcers of the
rectum, Contracted Spincter, Irri
table Fissures and all diseases com
mon to these organs. For particu
lars call on or address:
DR. J. B. HAWKINS Mexico, Mo.
Would you be interested in a
farm loan running for 34 years at a
5 1.2 pe cent rate, repayable in easy
installment and with, pre-payment
The Federal Land Banks were
created for the farmer. It is to
your interest to Investigate their
plan. For further information see
or write S. M. Sharp, Secretary
Treasurer of the Audrain Co. Na
tional Farm Loan Assodafcoin,
M. 8. BUSH UNDERTAKING CO.
Answer Calls Day or Night. ....
Motor Hearse Service. '
Day Phone, 207.
Night Phone, 510.
Mutual, 18. Mutual, 81.
W. W. Fry. W. W. Fry, Jr.
FRY A FRY.
Lawyers. East Jackson Street
CLARENCE A. BARNES
Southern Bank Building
MRS. E. D. GRAHAM RETURNS
HOME FROM KANSAS CITJ
Mrs. E. D. Graham returned last
night from Kansas City where she had
been for a short visit with Mrs. Gus
Graham and Miss Annella, after leav
ing Excelsior Springs.
Her stay at this famous resort has
benefitted her greatly but she is still
far from her normal self. She 1b pleas
ed to get home as that Is the best
place all things considered, In the
world. She adds that her son Gus has
left for Camp Pike where he -expects
to receive a Commission as 2nd Lieu