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HOW ABOUT US?
The premier of Australia has!
made a rather pertinent observa
tion. He is in Javor of peace. He
publicly acknowledges it as a bless- j
ing. But he remarks officially that
he does not want the final terms to
be signed without a provision for
the pecuniary indemnification of
Canada probably feels likewise,
and as both the dominion and the
commonwealth have strained them
selves in the struggle to the crack
ing point and achieved miracles of
valor and sacrifice we can hardly
And no one should bl line us if
we followed suit. The subject is
conspicously absent from our official
pronouncements just now, and also
from expressions of press opinion
probably because our burden has
been much lighter than that of some
belligerents, and because we have
borne it for less than two years. It
is also our policy to be magnanim
ous in our international relation
ship, and we will no doubt follow it
at the conference? But for alj
families who have lost breadwinners
for all individuals who have under
gone serious material deprivation,
even for all commercial firms that
have lost cargoes, ships or anything
of alue there should be compensa
tion so far as value can be express
ed in money. And it seems reason
able that sum" other person than
Uncle Sain should foot the bill.
If Germany had been victorious
the .population of the Central Em
pires would have been a unite in
demanding thMt we be skinned alive
A fe m tilths a; the journals of
all their political parties declared
that France must be crushed into
permanent helplessness. - y
The Employmant Manager.
Big business todaay have a func
tionary whom tliey call employ
ment manager. ' he small business
is not able to keep a specialist as
employment manager, but it needs
equally to study tactful methods
of handling help The end in view
is to get a perament forceof work
people who will remain in a shop
year after year, become expert in
its processes and develop a senti
ment of loyalty to the business. A
force of that kind turns out a much
bigger product than one that is con
One of the best ways to accom
plish that end is to give very care
ful supervision ton workman when
he first takes hold of a new job If
he is lett pretty much to himself he
v . . I i
iorms certain wrong nanus 01 oper
ation and never gets above a care
But if watched very carefullv for
a time, he learns to follow closely
lhe-standard method that experi
ence has demonstrated as the best
possible. This interests him in the
work aud 'gives him pride iu doing
it with a certain style and perfec
tion. This principle applies not on
ly in a large industry, but equally
well in a store, small office, or
Good employment management
studies carefully the character of
every applicant for a job, it tries to
put everyone at work at a kind of
thing for which he is adapted, it en--deavors
to hand out strict justice,
.and offer a fair reward to 'the am
bitious and skillful. It calls for
gifts of analysis and practical judge
ment not taught in any book or
school, and attained only by pene
trating observation or character, A
man can't expect much of a success
in business today, until he becomes
a skillful and wise employer of
Mr. and Mrs Roy McFarland took
their little son Leo to St. Mary's
hosital in Quincy Monday where he
underwent an operation Tuesday.
Mr. McFarland returned Tuesday
evening and reports his son getting
PURPOSE8 OF FOOD
J DAY OF ITS BEGINNING.
The on of tlie Food Arlmln-
InlrnHnn thrppfold ! SO tO
guide the trucle In fuiidinnental
food commodities as to elimi
nnte Ttcloun uperulntlpn, extor
tion and wasteful pruptleea and
to stabilise prices In essential
staples. Herbert Hoover, Au
gust 10, 1917.
SEVEN LOAVES OF BREAD
FOR EVERY PERSON IN
U. S. SAVED FROM WASTE
Farmers and Threshermen Patrioti
cally Respond to Call of Food
From Information received by tin
U. S. Food Administration from the
principal grain gi-owiiij: states, It b
now possible to announce with fair ac
curacy the amount of wheat saved las;
harvest by improved methods of han-'
dling. Accordlnc to official ' calcula
tions, efforts toward cleaner threshing
saved fully 1G,000,(00 bushels of wheal
with corresponding savings of other
smnll grain harvested and threshed in
a similar mnnner. In addition, other
states, though unable to furnish fig
ures, reported greater reduced harvest
The figure for wheat alone is equiv
alent to seven one-pound loaves of
bread for every person in the United
States and represents food that form
erly was either an absolute loss or
was recovered to only a slight extent
1y poultry and livestock. While op
portunities in this branch of conserva
tion were large, the quantity of grain
recovered surpasses early expecta
tions. It is noteworthy also that re
sults were secured principally through
No conservation measure of the
Food Administration, It Is declnred,
has received more wholehearted sup
port than that pledged aud rendered
by farmers and threshermen toward
reducing grain waste at its source.
A Memorable Achievement
of the Titanic Struggle
America saved and sent to Europe
to a year of crop failure 141.000.000
bushels of wheat, which saved Europe.
A GERMAN HOPE DISPROVED
A GERMAN FEAR CONFIRMED
A statement made by a promi
nent German ollicinl soon after
this country wns declared in a
state . of war with Germany
show that even in the enemy
country clear thinking students
did not undervalue the strength
of the American republic. Only
in his confidence that we could
not land In Europe sutHi-lent
troops to affect the final decision
was this Germai. mistaken.
"I do not fear the American
soldiers," he told a high official
of our government, "because
they cannot arrive In time. What
I fear is- the intelligence nnd de-
votlon of one hundred million
original minds and people train-
ed to a faith in lndlvidunMnitia-
-t tive. The day that these peo-
pie, now so materialistic in out-
ward appearance, are stirred
spiritually, Hint day is the day
of Germany's doom."
Lincoln said at Gettysburg that
there was every propriety, in dedi
c iting a part of the battlefield as a
memorial, But he added that the
work of the dedicators had, in a
sense, been anticipated
There is everv propriety in a U.
S. President's Thanksgiving procla
mation just as much as there was
in Lincoln's dedication address. But
this year a good many of us began
to be thankful about a month before
The weight of a great anxiety has
been lifted fiom those whose rela
tives have been in war service in
the field. The highest patriotism
the deepest sense of devotion have
not in any way alloyed their fears
on behalf of kinsfolk called to face
peril of death or mutilation worse
than death And even in a minor
degree there is comfort in the asur
ances given generally by1 employers
that positions of the fighting men
have been kept for t iem
Amid our rejoicings there should
sound a note of deep sympathy for
those who have been maimed on
the battlefield and for the families
of the killed. It should be heard
through the years from one Thanks
giving Day to another, and find its
expression in national effort to
lighten the load of those to whom
the fortune of war hns been ungen
erous. No material sacrifice that we
can make will ever discharge our
debt to those wh have lost herilt h
or bodilv faculties in the most righ
teous quarrel that was ever fought
Mrs. Evan Smith and daughter.
Miss Mrirgaret wetft to Hfinnibal
Wednesdav to sppd Thank-giving.
Please bring the little tots in the
MORNING. - Miss 3elie Johnson.
WE DO GOOD JOB WORK
. William I. Hays.
The influenza scourge has claim
ed one more victim in the Indian
Creek community which makes
four deaths at Indian Creek in little
over a week.
JVilliam T. Hays father UUay to
Mrs. Clarence Hays who died Satur
day November 16, 1918, passed
away at his home near Indian Creek
last Thursday November 21. at 6
o'clock from pneumonia following
influenza. Funeral services were
held at his home Saturday morning
with interments in St. Stephen's
c metery at Indian Creek..
Mr. Hays was 66 years -old being
born February 19. 1852 anddied
November 21, 1918, he being the
first of a family of eleven brother,
and sisters to pass away. He leaves
to mourn his death his wife and
five children These are Clay Hays
Mrs Thurman Mudd, and Clarence
Hays of Indian Creek; Perry T. Hays
of Palmyra and William H Hays of
this city. He is a brother to Joe
and Jno. Hays of this city and
Robert Hays of Indian Creek.
ABOUT THE CHURCHES
Regular services as follows:
Sunday School at 9:30 a. m.
Preaching at 10:45 a. m.
Senior League at 6:15 p. m.
Preaching at 7:30 p. ra.
Prayer meeting every Wednes
day evening at 73:0.
H. C. Bolen, Pastor.
, FIRST BAPTIST
Regular services Sunday.
Sunday School 9:45 a. m.
Preaching 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m.
B. Y. P. U 6:30 p. m.
A good warm place to worship
We welcome you. '
Jos C Cook, Pastor.
Invites you to enjoy with us our
10 a. m. Sunday School,
7:30 Wednesday night, Prayer
E. L. Crane, Pastor. J. D. Utter
hack, S. S. Supt.
Large employers throughout the
country have announced that those
who left their service to go to war"
did so with the assurance that their
positions would beopen on their re
turn, They have declared that'
they r.re now ready to redeem their
It is creditable that the Employ
ers have risen above frequent com
mercial practice in the matter of
these promises Business usage of
ten counternances the ueglect of an
obligation until the party interest
ed brings it obtrusively to the atten
tion of the party liable. But in
this country we can rise to higher
ideals when the, inspiration is forth
coming. It is a pity that our in-
spired moments cannot bemade
In this case the employers will
probably get the thick end of the
deal. The returning workers will
in nearly all cases be more valua
ble now than when they went
away. They have healthier bodies.
a broader vision, stiffened will
power, greater self-control aud a t
sterner sense of responsibility.
The starbeamer in The Kansas
City Star says: An archeologist re
cently dug up a safety pin from the
ruins of Babylon. Judging from the
pictures in the Babelonian section
of the histories, however, it would
seem that safety pins were mostly
worn by the grown-ups in those
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Armstrong,
bride and groom returned Sunday
from a few days visit in South'
Missouri. After a few days visit
here with her mother, Mrs. Maude
Aken they will go to their home in
W. B. Fahy was a Hannibal vis
I Save food
j Who shares I
in thd struggle
j Vill share
in the triumph 1
E will start buying our Christmas Turkeys.
On account- of slower transportation and
delays we have to buy turkeys for Christ
mas market earlier than previous years. We told
you when we wanted Thanksgiving turkeys, and
we bought a lot of them, but notice (hat many peo
ple wanted to sell the following week when we
could not handle so well and price was lower. We
make prices as near right as possible.
Phone for prices
Henderson Produce Co.
, "Monroe City, Mo.