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To the Land of Winter Sun
shine, where' cold is forgotten
and summer pleasures mock the
calendar? Golfing, bathing, mo
toring all the exercises and rec
reation you crave, all the rest
you seek. The next best thing
to getting there is the pleasure
of going there if you take a
Burlington-planned trip. Wheth
er Florida every winter is a year
ly custom, or you're experiencing
it as a new joy Burlington Serv
ice will add to the pleasure of
To keep well is your first and
most important duty, The best
way to do this U to get awav
from zero temperature, blizzards
Let's talk over your Winter
health, rest and pleasure plans.
Low round trip Winter Excursion
Tickets now on sale to Florida.
West Indies. Gulf Coasts points,
Central and South America, and
Let me help you plan a perfect
S. B. THIEHOFF,
Tkt. Agent the Pleasant Way to Travel.
Bailey T, Turner
ATTO R N E Y- AT- L AW
Will Practice Id all Courts.
Monroe City, Missouri
For the War.
What are you doing?
Is our country better off because
you belong to it now?
Do you observe meatless day?
Do you observe wheatless day?
Have you bought any Thrift
There is not a child in this coun
try who is able to walk who cannot
help his country a little in this its
greatest crisis. If you did not buy
Liberty Bonds, you should buy
Thrift Stamps. No one in Monroe
but what can 6ave a quarter to buy
a stamp. Ana do not tninK one
tamp is not acceptable.
Buying Thrift Stamps is not do
Dating money, it is keeping it your
self and getting paid keeping it.
Do not think Thrift Stamps are
for children only! The Govern
ment has asked for two billion dol
lars in Thrift Stampsl This would
be a mountain for the little tots
There is nothing juvenile or imma
ture about the program. The big
gest banker in New York City has
resigned to work for a dollar a year
to direct the sale of Thrift Stamps.
It is not beneath your dignity to
Arrangements have been made
for some relaxation of the restric
tions on the export of foodstuffs to
Cuba, whose people are greatly de-
dependent upon the United States
for their food supply. Among the
exports which may be licensed in
limited quantities are condensed
milk, butter and cheese, pork and
pork products, beef and beef prod
ucts, and dried fruits.
With the new issue
bonds everybody can
Start in to
saving for Uncle Sam without hav-
... . i.i-
log io wuiry over mo uau. oavumj chairmen, community chair
These bear an interest rate Of 4.42 men and school district chairmen,
oer cent and give a chance to the ! Letters have been sent to all local
humblest of us to invest in some
really profitable patriotism.
RAISE FUNDS DOING CHORES
uflooote Children Chop Weed, Shovel
now, Wash Oloheo or Sell
Magazine to Earn
Washington, D. O. A great drive
to ladueo every school child In
America to buy at least one 25-cent
Thrift Stamp la now being launched
for the month of January war sarlngs
In opening the campaign, the first
of December, Secretary of the Treas
ury MoAdoo appealed to "Young Amer
ica," asking their co-operation In the
Thrift Stamp and War Savings Stamp
and Certlfloate campaign, by which It
Is planned to raise fl.OOO.OOO.OOO with
in the next year. Secretary McAdoo
appeals to the boys and' girls to earn
this money and make personal sacri
fice by earing their spending money
and earning money by beating carpets,
waxing floors. Sifting ashes, helping
parents, oleanlng cellars, washing win
dows, cleaning sllrer, cutting wood.
Tarnishing chairs, tearing down old
chicken coops and cutting up for fire
wood, caring for neighbor's baby, act
ing as messenger for drug stores, sell
ing magailnes, working In stores Sat
urdays and waiting on table.
Secretary McAdoo's message to
"Young America" said:
"Nations have their childhood and
their days of hard lessons Just as chil
dren do. One hundred and forty years
ago, when the first American army
marched to battle, our nation was
younger among nations than you are
among your fathers, your mothers and
"Our army had drummer boys In
those days, real boys of 10 and 12, who
marched as bravely and as proudly
Into cannon fire as their great chief,
Gen. Washington, himself.
"Our nation had little girls who
laughed and cheered and loaded mus
kets for their fathers, who fired
through loopholes In their cabin
homes when the painted Indians
charged on them.
"Where many school houses stand
today American boys and girls may
have helped to fight and defeat the
enemy when our nation, too, was
We Will Win.
"We are in the greatest war of the
world's history and we must win this
war. Wo can and we shall win, If the
boys and girls of America say so, and
mean It, and feel It, and live it as the
boys and girts of '76 lived and felt and
"The nation needs that sort of boys
and girls today. Not to beat our
drums, nor to load our muskets,- but
to start a great work which must be
done. It is the part of boys and girls
today to give an example of self-denial
and sacrifices to teach fathers and
mothers, to teach the grown people of
the nation that we still have in every
young heart the spirit of 76, when
boys led ouc soldiers Into battle and
girls fought beside their fathers at the
cabin walls. The lesson Is thrifty sav
ing to tho point of sacrifice self
denial of everything unnecessary.
"If every boy and girl says at home
tonight. 'I will fight in this war; I will
save every penny and loan it to my
government to help save the lives of
the big brothers of America; I will try
to teach every American I see to do
the same,' then 20,000,000 homes, the
homes of all America, will be filled
with the splr ; of '76, the Bpirit of the
drummer-boys, of the brave girls of
"America will win the war again, as
it always has won, through the splen
did strength, courage and sacrifice In
the hearts of youth, that today will
teach the nation the lessons of saving
and serving which It must and will
learn, through the message which Its
school children will carry home.
'Through saving your pennies, nick
els, dimes, quarters, and buying Thrift
Stamps and then War Savings Certifi
cates you will help your country and
Its gallant armies to win the war.
"I know you will help."
$20 PER CAPITA WANTED
FOR THRIFT STAMPS
8t Louis.-Foetus J. Wade, di
rector of tho War Savings Commit
tee for Missouri, has announced the
quota of each county and the large cit
ies In tho state In the sale of War
Savings Certificate?. The quota for '
the state 4s $71,000,UoO; for St. Louis,
$16,000,000; Kansas City and Jackson
County, $7,000,000. Tho largest amount
any ono Individual can hold Is $1,000.
Every person should buy as many
War Savings Stamps as his or her
earnings will permit. Everyone should
I at least own $20 of these securities.
Director Wado has appointed a
. county chairman and two. vice-chali
men In each county, who lu turn will
prsaui uwir vuuuijr nuu appoint
uutiru'vu, eve m. tun uitjiu w puna tue
campaign for subscriptions during tho
1 -oonth of January.
BIG CORN CROP
More Than 3,000 Million Bushels
Raised in 191 7 Gives
SAVES WORLD FOOD SITUATION
Amsrloa Beginning Greatest Corn Con
sumption In History, Using Cereal
In Many Oollolous Dishes.
Corn, America's greatest cereal crop,
jla now moving rapidly to market.
More than 8,000 million bushels
.30 bushels for every man, woman and
child In America were raised In 1017.
'It wss a mighty crop. Tho actual in
crease la about 600 million bushels.
And this extra store of grain Is com
ing on to tho market In tho nick of
time, since tho American wheat sur
plus has been sent to help food famine
Just as It happened In tho Colonial
days, the War of tho Revolution, and
the Civil War, corn has actually bo
como the nation's mainstay.
In the entire list of America's food
commodities there Is no Item that Is
better than corn. In puddings, bread,
corn pone, and as hominy combined
'with meat or eggs, corn Is without a
peer. Housewives are fast learning
the large number of delicious dishes
that may be made with corn and their
families are benefiting by an Increas
ed use of the cereal. Corn, more than
any other cereal, contains all of the
elements essential to maintaining life
In order that the fighting men
abroad and In the army camps at homo
may be fed, and in order that actual
famine may be kept from the nations
associated with America In the war,
the citizens of America are finding
corn products delicious and palatable
on "wheatless days" and glory In tho;
fact that "wheatless days" hero mean
more wheat for the war worn allied
nations In Europe.
England, France and Italy must be
fed from America's great storehouse.
They will get some corn especially.
Italy but most of their grain ship-'
ments must be wheat Their ability..
Jo use corn is small compared to the
facilities they have for using wheat.
And it is the opinion of ofScials In
Washington that the Pre8SJLis n time
to try and change tho eaSBg habits of
America's greatest use of corn will
be In the form of corn bread and corn
meal, mixed with wheat in the making
of leavened bread.
Mixed with 80 per cent wheat flour,
corn meal can be used In bread mak
ing, producing a loaf more nutritious
than bread baked with wheat alone.
It Is a fact corn millers will verify
that dozens of the large American bak
ers have been successfully using a corn.
iflour lu bread making for several
Ilorainy grits, served at breakfast
with a poached egg, or eaten at any
other meal with meats or gravy, is an
other use of corn that will become un
usually popular during the war.
Corn syrup to sweeten corn cakes,
and corn oil for use In all kinds of
cooklrir, are two more products that
are already welcomed In thousands of
Food Will Win the
LARGE part of tho
world is coming to
the position that
Belgium hs in ; com
ing to the stags
where the pri
mary and im
In life is
to keep alive.
Food has now
taken a domi
nant position In the war. Tho
American people must prepare
themselves to sacrifice far mors
than was at first thought neces
sary. The cold facts are: Franco,
Italy and England have Just
enough food to keep them going
ten or twelve weeks. When
America's food shipments stop
the allied nations begin consum
ing Into this slender store and
beirln a swift march Into actual
famine condltions-whlch would
mean defeat In short order.
Europe then must live on
America's surplus. Your saving
increases our available stocks
J:t hat much and actually feeds
B.mit? peM w in the countries with
wh'ch we are associated in our
wnr against the Central Powers.
!Our surplus wheat has already
t nh!prd to the alWcs. ,
i XT. S. FOOD ADMINISTHATION
F O RID
THE UNIVERSAL CAR
When you buy a Ford car you buy an es
tablished quantity, a proTea quality a mo
tor car that is giving satisfaction in practi
cally every form of service under every con
dition where an automobile can be used. A
car that may be depended on in every cir
cumstance. No one will dispute this fact
Then why not place your order for a Ford at
once? Runabout $345; Touring Car $360;
These prices f. o. b. Detroit
Woodson & Graham.
Mr. Umbrella Say. thatrs all a
fake that everyone will swipe a um
brella. I've been hangin' around for
a month waitin' fer some one to kid
"I see Miss Kitty is wearing the
"Then 111 bet it is a pussy willow
she's such a cat"
"Did Bill claim exemption
jause he was married?"
"No; that was the reason he en
"The baby offered a stout resist-
ince to his bath."
"But just look what a fat baby it
Stella How many times were yon
mgaged this summer r
Bella They weren't engagement
ALL HE WAS AFRAID OF.
David McNutt is as Scotch as his
name and he lives at 8033 Roanoke
street. He appeared at the Fifteenth
district, passed the physical test fly
ing and then; walked into the pres
ence of the chairman.
He hesitated for a time, until
finally the draft official Baidi
"Well, what do you want?"
"I'm an alien," said Davie,
"Don't you want to fight for Uncle
Bamr asked the official.
"Sure, I. do I" he shouted bade. "I
didn't think I was going to get a
I chance. Philadelphia Ledger.
Gets More For Wheat.
The farmer is receiving more for
his wheat today and the consumer
is paying less for bread than in
1916. This is shown by the follow
ing statistics given out recently by
F. B. Mumford, federal food admin
istrator for Missouri.
''The farmer today is receiving
109 per cent more for wheat than
he did on an average in 1916," said
Dean Mumford. "And the consum
er is paying thirty per cent less for
bread. To put it another way, out
of one dollar the consumer pays -
for bread, the farmer gets forty-two-cents.
Before the Food Adminis
tration stabilized the price of wheat
and bread he received only twenty-
two cents. This is a gain for the
farmer of twenty cents on every
dollar spent by the consumer for
bread, due to the work of the-
When men called under the se
lective-service law reach the can
tonments they are given, so far as
practicable, their choices of army
service. Infantry is most often pre
ferred, artillery second, engineer
divisions are third in popularity and
quartermasters work fourth.
Investigations so far made by the
committee on classifications of per
sonnel in the army, which has the -
matter in charge, prove that only 2.
per cent of the men attempt to se
cure nonhazardous positions.
The kaiser is reported to be run
ning 'short of man power. This
country should him jt to the
extent of about a half million of
his subjects for whom we have ab
solutely no need.
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irritable, no appetite, could not sleep, -and
was always tired, so my bouse
work was a great effort. After many
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built me up and made me strong. 1
bare a good appetite and sleep well.
Every nervous, weak, ailing woman
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aro7 Dwight Way, Berkeley, Cat .
Wo ask every nervous, weak, rum
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try this cod liver and iron tonic oa
our guarantee to return their tuonoy
if it fails to help them.
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