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OE CITY DEMOCRAT
Monroe City, Missouri, Friday, March 29, 1918
Farmers' Duty to U. S.
Every dollar invested in a Liberty
Bond is a blow at the greatest inter
national criminal in history. Every
dollar that goes to. purchase a
Liberty Bond ' is a protest against
the greed?, unscrupulous, soulless
power bent upon enslaving the
world. One hundred dollars invest
ed'in Liberty Bonds brings victory
nearer to America and the Allies
add saves the lives of American
I 8pldiers battling for home and
I" Farmers especially should realize
that Uncle Sam is fighting not only
i to win the war for the Allies but for
America. No American citizen
should imagine that the United
i' States is in this war for the Allies
! alone A victory far Germany
t would mean slavery for Americans
as well as the remainder of the
i Wake up, freemen of America,
' and help your government to destroy
j the ruthless power that has plunged
more than half of the world into
the bloodiest, most horrible war in
history. Farmers now obtain high
' prices for their products, but if the
Kaiser wins the war there will be
no $2 wheat or corn, and hog and
cattle raising will become unprofit-
able, because the markets of the
world will be closed to America.
Uncle Sam has been good to the
farmers. They have lived in ?vace
and tneir Domes nave been ;re
and the Federal Loan Versi
provided cheap money with which
they could pursue the arts of peace.
r armera in ... toe last , few years
duce thnt they now are "on their
,.' feet," or more nearly so than ever
Any economy they can practice
now will give them additional
money with which to lend financial
1 aid to the government in its great
battle for right and fair dealing.
Uncle Sam is not asking you to
donate one cent, but he is pleading
that you lend him your moisey to
help make the world safe for democ
racy. He offers you a Liberty Bond
with a , high rate of interest. A
Liberty Bond is the safest invest
ment in the world.
' When a farmer buys a Liberty
Bond he not only helps to finance
the war, but he becomes a lifesaver
for American boys fighting the most
heartless, cruel, relentless fe that
civilization ever has been called up
on to face.
Last year the great cry was con
ser.vation. This year it is thrift.
The nation last year was urged to
Unserve the natural resources and
the products of the farms and fields
and factories. Greater crops were
pleaded for, and canning clubs and
citv gardens were urged.
This year the country is being
taught the lesson of spending its
money wisely. The government is
showing the farmer as well as every
other citizen the importance of put
ting every dollar where it will do
the most good.
The fact that the farmer is being
told this year to be thrifty does not
mean he is not to plant every acre
available and till his crops carefully
and harvest them when they are
ready for the reaper.
But it means he is to invest wise
ly the money he gets for the splen
did crops he has demonstrated he
it feble to raise.
Conservation and thrift go band
id nana, iur luiuicr as a iuic, van
find something for which to spend
almost every dollar be receives.
There always is something to buy
Machinery is needed, notes must be
met, fertilizer purchased, harness.
clothing, oil and etoceries paid for.
With the high prices he will re
ceive for his products he will have
money left after he has met his ex
The patriotic citizen will invest
this surplus in Liberty Bond?, the
safest investment in the world, and
one that will not only bring in a
fair return but will help to make
America a safe place to live in years
Every dollar loaned to the govern
ment serves to shorten the war and
bring peace to the world.
There are 350,000 retailers of
food commodities in the United
States and each of these is being
asked to sign a pledge to give their
customers the benefit of fair and
moderate prices, selling ut no more
than a reasonable profit above cost.
Income tax slackers are io suffer
the full penalty of the law and the
department urges all good citizens
to assist in bringing into camp all
delinquents Ignorance of the law
will not be considered a valid ex
Boys, Here is the Place to Get
Yourself Rightly Clothed
Nobby suits in the fresh
colors and trim models that
strike every boy's fancy.
Grays, blues, browns and
greens at priees in reach of
you all. Upward from $6.
CAPS, SHIRTS, BELTS, COLLARS AND TIES.
Let us help you in your selection.
You can't miss it then.
Ijanlg & (Brccu
(ftlotlftcrs for Jttcn anft $jotj
ttonrnt Citg, tto.
One of the uses of the proceeds of
the Liberty Loan that will appeal
strongly to the great, mass of
American people is the care and at
tention given to the moral welfare
and protection of the American
Heretofore with the American
Army and even now with some of
the armies of our allies the moral
welfare of the soldier was and is a
matter largely ignored. In the Ger
man armies provision is even made
It is to the glory of American
arms and American national
character that of the men who wear
the United States uniform a high
standard of conduct is expected and
demanded, and provided for. Kip
ling's "Single men in barracks" are
not to find their prototypes in the
Gen. Pershing says there is no
cleaner-living body of men in the
world than the American Army in
Judge Meriwether was a business
visitor in New London. Monday.'
TATURE has provided a
new robe of colors and
tints for the earth; new
clothes for birds and beasts.
Why should not mankind
do likewise put on the fresh
est garb at this, the brightest
time of the year?
The Democrat was forced to re
fuse advertising last week from a
few of our business men on account
of space being all taken ahead
Some unexpected advertising com
ing in late crowded our columns
and it was too late to enlarge the
size of the paper and get out on
time. The high price of print paper
makes the publisher figure pretty
close these days; however, we want
to accommodate our merchants and
will always be glad to reserve space
for them whenever requested to
Firms or individuals paying offic
ers or business employees a portion
or all salaries and wages during the
war. period in which they are in
the service of the United States
may deduct these amounts from
their taxable incomes, according to
a regulation by the Commissioner
of Internal Revenue.
The all around sport is about the
only man who finds himself satis
fied after reading the papers, in
these days of death and uncertainty.
Nothing is more uncertain than the
news we get.
Return Flourto Dealers.
Large quantities of flour held by
individual consumers are being dis
tributed through the efforts of
county food administrators of the
state who are inducing those with
more wheat flour than their im
mediate needs demand to release it'
for the use of others
Many consumers in rural districts
have been in the habit of putting
in a year's supply of flour with no
intention of hoarding. But the
wheat supply is scarce now. And
as this country must export 100
million bushels of wheat to the Al
lies to prevent a breakdown in their
morale because of a scarcity of
bread, the Food, Administration is
asking that these large supplies be
put on tbe market.
Dr. J. Scott Welff, administrator
for Jefferson County, reports that a
baker in hi3 county who had sold
large quantities of flour took back
what he had sold, buying the neces
substitutes to use with it. A St.
Louis grocery house which had sold
several thousand pounds of flour in
Jefferson County took back this ex
cessive sale under the supervision
of Mr. Wolff's deputy. Another
concern in the county took back
2,100 pounds of flour.
George Schreiner. administrator
for Barton County, has been hold
ing meetings in various parts of his
county, explaining thewheat situ
ation to the people and asking their
co-operation. Many in his audience
have reported they have more flour
on hand than they .need and have
j declared tbe"wniLd Velease'p.irt of
it. Mr. Schreiner recently brought
about the return to the dealer of 1.
400 pounds of flour.
Grorge T. Mullinax of Mercer
County recently reported three cases
of returns of flour: eleven 48-pound
bags by two brothers and four 48
pound bags each by two other men.
Fourteen sacks of flour by one
consumer and six by another were
returned last week in Caldwell
County, where D N. McClintock is
In Fulton, E. L. Koontz has re
ported the return of 1.000 pounds
of flour by one man.
T. L Montgomery of Clark County
recently induced one man to return
10 sacks of flour and 200 pounds of
sugar and another 4 sacks of flour
and 128 pounds of sugar.
Three barrels of flour have been
taken back to the dealer by one
man in Ste. Genevieve County, one
barrel by another and 150 pounds
by another. William C. Boverie is
administrator in this county.
Newlan Conkling at Carrollton
has had excellent success, he re
ports, in having flour returned.
At Hannibal W. J. Meyer recent
tly compelled a wholesaler in his
county to refund $66 which was an
overcharge in a sale to a baker.
C A. Thomas, of Huntington
made the Democrat a short but
pleasant call last Monday and ad
vanced his subscription for another
year. A glance at the books show
ed that Mr. Thomas has taken the
Democrat since the first issue, thir
ty years ago, and that during those
thirty years he has never been as
much as three months in arrears.
Its a mighty good record for a
mighty good man the kind of sub
scriber the publisher likes to have
on his list.
If men and women want to b
practically patriotic why not declare
every day except Sunday a shoe
less days? This is practical and
easy but we confess it would not