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June 28 Designated at National War.Scolngt Day.
Jill Clt zenx Jlsked to Pledge to Save and
Buy War-Savlngi Stampt on or
Before Juno 28th.
"This war Is one of Nations, not of armies, and all of our one
hundred million peonle must be economically and Industrially ad
lasted to war conditions if this Nation Is to play Its full part in
Ilia conflict. The problem before us Is not primarily a financial
problem, but rather a problem of Increased production of war es
nrlals and the saving of the materials and the labor necessary for
lh support and equipment of our Army and Navy. Thoughtless
expenditure of money for non-essentials uses up the labor of men,
th products of the farm, mines and factories, and overburdens
transportation, all of which must be used to the utmost and at their
Mst for war purposes.
"The great results which we seek can be obtained only by the
participation of every member of the Nation, young and old. In
National concerted Thrift movement. I therefore urge that our
Maple everywhere pledge themselves as suggested by the Secretary
of the Treasury to the practice of Thrift, to serve th Oovernment
to their utmost In increasing production in all fields necessary to
the winning of the war, to conserve food and fuel, and useful mate
rial of every kind, to devote their labor only to the most necessary
tasks, and to buy only those things which are essential to individual
health and efficiency, and that the people as evidence of their
loyalty invest all thnt they can save In Liberty Bonds and War
lavlngs Stamps. The securities issued by the Treasury Depart
ment are within the reach of every one so that the door of oppor
tunity in this matter is wide open to all of us. To practice Thrift
in peace times is a virtue, and brings great benefit to the individual
at all times. With the desperate need of the civilized world today
for materials and labor with which to end the war, the practice of
Individual Thrift is a patriotic duty and necessity.
"I appeal to all who own either Liberty Bonds or War-Savings
Stamps to continue to practice economy and thrift, and I appeal to
all who do not own Government securities to do likewise and
purchase them to the extent of their means. The man who buys
Oovernment securities transfers the purchasing power of his money
to the United States Government until after this war, and to that
same degree does not buy in competition with the Government.
1 EARNESTLY APPEAL TO EVERY MAN, WOMAN AND
CHILD TO PLEDGE THEMSELVES ON OR BEFORE THE
TWENTY-EIGHTH OF JUNE TO SAVE CONSTANTLY AND
TO BUY AS REGULARIY AS POSSIBLE THE SECURITIES
OF THE GOVERNMENT, AND TO DO THIS AS FAR AS
P08SIBLE THROUGH MEMBERSHIP IN WAR-SAVINGS
SOCIETIES. THE TWENTY-EIGHTH OF JUNE ENDS THE
SPECIAL PERIOD OF ENLISTMENT IN THE GREAT VOL
UNTEER ARMY OF PRODUCTION AND SAVING HERE AT
HOME. MAY THERE BE NONE UNENLISTED ON THAT
(Signed) WOODROW WILSON,
A checking account at your command ena
bles you to pay bills without leaving your
home to send remittances anywhere with
the least effort on your part. And every check
cancelled and returned to you is an unques
tionable receipt. Open an account NOW.
CAPITAL AND SURPLUS $100,000.00
J. S. Scott, President M. B. Proctor, Cashier
.1 . J. Brown, Vice President J. S. Rutledge, Asst. Cashier
J. S. Scott, Wm. Buckman, P. W. Huston, R. S. McClintic, J.
J. Brown, J. V. Proctor, Leo. Bell, D. R. Davenport, M. B.
MONROE CITY BANK.
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War Board Created
Under the power given him by
the Overman Bill, President Wilson
has created a war board, of which
Bernard Baruih is chairman.
Besides exercising supervision
over virtually the entire industrial
fabric of the nation, with power to
commandeer plants, the board di
rects purchasing for the Allies, elim
inates competition for tupplies be
tween the various departments of
the tovernment, has power to
allocate materials and contracts and
curtail the output of nonessentials
and fixes prices to be paid by the
Not the least important effect of
the board s work is its influence in
obtaining for the public the same
prices on necessaries that the
A Missouri grocery store was
robbed of five sacks of wheat flour
one Sunday night. The next night
it was robbed of five sacks of corn
meal. The grocer's explanation is
that the burglar upon finding that
he had disregarded the 50 50 rule
was so conscience stricken that he
could not rest until he had conform
ed to the Food Administration's
ruling that one pound of other
cereals must be obtained with every
pound of wheat flour.
Use of the Flag
In these days when every house
hold should have a flag, and should
fly it upon every occasion offered,
its correct use should be ki own to
all. The following, from the Nation
al Geographic Magazine, tells the
proper usage succinctly:
"While there is no federal law in
force pertaining to the manner of
displaying, hanging, or saluting the
United States flag, or prescribing
any ceremonies that should be ob
served, there are many regulations
and usages of national force bearing
on the Eubject.
"In raising the flag it should
never be rolled up and hoisted to
the top of the staff before unfurling
Instead, the fly should be free during
the act of hoisting, which should be
done quickly. It should be taken in
slowly and with dignity. It 6hould
not be allowed to touch the ground
on shore, nor should be permitted
to trail in the dust. It should not
be hung where it can be contami
nated or soiled easily, or draped
over chairs or benches for seating
purposes, and no object or emblem
of any kind should be placed upon
it or above it.
' A common but regrettable prac
tice at public meetings is to drape
the flag like a tablecloth over the
speaker's table and then place on
the flag a pitcher of ice water,
flowers, books, etc.
"The flag should not be festooned
over doorways or arches. Always
let the flag hang straight. Do not
tie it in a bow knot. Where colors
are desired for decorative purpores,
use red, white and blue bunting.
The flag should not be hoisted up
side down, other than as a signal of
distress at sea
"International usage forbids the
display of the flag of one nation a-
bove that of any other with which
it is at peace. When the flags of
two or more nations ars displayed,
they should be on separate staffs,
or on separate halyards of equal
size and on the same level.
The flag should never be raised
or lowered by any mechanical ap
"When the national colors are
passing on parade, or in review, the
spectator should, if walking, halt,
ai.d if sitting arise and stand at
attention and uncover.
"When flogs are used in unveiling
a statue or monument they should
not be allowed to fall on the ground.
but fchouid be cairied aloft to wave
out, forming a distinctive feature:
during the remainder of the cere-
"Where the national flag is dis
played with state or other flags, it j
should be given the place of honor;
on the right. Its use should be con-
fined as much as possible to its dis-
play upon the staff. Where used as '
a banner, the union should fly to
the north in streets running east :
and west, and to the east in streets
running north and south. j
"Old. faded, or wornout flags i
should not be used for banners or i
other secondary purposes. !
"When no longer fit for display j
the flag should be destroyed private
ly, preferably by burning or other
methods lacking the suggestion of
irreverence or disrespect.
"A flag or an ensign at half-mast !
is the universal sign of themourning.
Before being placed at half-mast
the flag must always be raised to
the top of the staff, and before it is
, lowered from balf-mast it must
likewise be hoisted to the top "
Registration of German. Alien
In accordance with the proclama
tion of the President of the United
States, dattd April 19. 1918, requir
ing all German Alien Females to
register at such a time and place
that might be fixed by the Attorney
General of the United States and
pursuant to instructions received
from the Postmaster General Albert
S. Burleson designating me as Chief
Registrar for the Eastern Judicial
District of Missouri. I have, in t,c
coidance with instructions received
from the Attorney Getieral of the
United States, arranged for the reg
istration of all German Alien Fe
males in the Eastern Judicial Dis
trict for Missouri, which includes
Mor,roe City. The time fixed for
the registration is the 17th, 18th.
19ib. 20th. 21st. 22nd. 24th. 25th
and 26th days of June, 1918.
By German Alien Fences is
meant, in a general way, all na
tives, citizens, denizen-, or suhjec-s
of the German Empire or of the Im
perial German Government, beLg
females of the age of 14 enrs -aim
upwards who are within i he United
States and not actually naturalized
as-American Citizens This includes
any American woman who biis
married a German Alien and who
is still living and her female chil
dren of 14 years of age or older
unless born in the United or them
selves naturalized, are alien?, and
Females born in the United
States are not aliens evin though
the parents have not been natural
ized and need not register. All
German females who are not abso
lutely sure as to their citizenship,
should confer with the local Post
master. Only German Alien Females are
to register Austro - Hungarian
women are not included in this
registration. Colin M. Selph.
The Hannibal school board has
discontinued athletics and in its
stead substituted military training,
and by the way, there is not the
slightest danger of the boys in mili
tary training getting their necks,
arms or legs broken as there is in
some athletic exercises, football for
instasce. They are not in a state
of perpetual warfare while engaged
in military maneuvers which cannot
be said of a football tackle.
will be open this sum
and all the other delight
ful health, rest and
pleasure resorts in our
f ascinatiner and trlorious.
West-America, will wel
come you as usual-sum
mer tourist fares will be
When you make up
your mind to which one
you are going, I'll be
glad to help you plan a.
trip that will make your
1918 outing a memor
able one. S.B.Thiehoff
Ticket Agent, The
Pleasant Way to Travel
I have been appointed the FAC
TORY REPRESENTATIVE for the
EXIDE STORAGE BATTERY for
automobiles. I have a stock of
these on hand and can fit your car
at once. I have a stock of repairs
for EXIDE BATTERIES and can re
pair your Exide Battery without the
delay usually encountered owing to
sending away for parts. I want
your buMness and am equipped to
take care of your wants at once.
1 make NO CHARGE for inspecting:
ANY MAKE of battery.
R V. Graham.
Exide Service Station for Monroe,.
Marion, Ralls and Shelby Counties-
The Bpproaching marriage of Ray
T Baker, director of the mint, to
Mrs. Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt
does not necessarily mean that he?
will become director of another
Russia is the best example of
German intentions the- world has-had.
If the question were submitted
to a referendum of the Hun soldiers
on the western front they would
vote unanimously to abandon the
drive and sue for any old kind of
peace that would silence the allied
It is assumed that the Kansas
City butcher whose safe was robbed
of $600 the other day made it back
early the next morning.
THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT
Have enlisted with the U. S.
Fuel Administration to pre
vent a fuel famine in Mon
roe City and vicinity this
Your Enlistment Blank is an Order for Your Season's
Coal Supply We Can Secure NOW
Franklin County Lump,
Egg and Nut
Available for immediate delivery. An efficient
and economical fuel.
Telephones Bell 189; Farmers & Merchants 41