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Producers Responded Nobly
When Demand Was Shown
Doubters Declared Saving Sta
ples Would Be Easy Comparer!
With Sacrificing Luxuries.
SPIRIT OF U. S.
Sacrifice to Ensure Allied Loat
Greatest Single Food
CATTLE AND HOG FIGURES.
SUFFICIENT SUPPLY NOW.
FIGURES SHOW RESULTS-
PUNCH AND SHEAR MEN
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UNITED STATES RAILROAD ADMINSTRATON
W. G. McADOO DIRECTOR GENERAL OF RAILROADS CHI
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WE SERVE THE BEST ON THE MARKET
Government Justified In Pork Policy
Which Nov Provides Chief Sup
ply to Meet Three Billion
Pound Fat Shortage.
In line with the general plan of con
servation formulated by the U. S. Food
Administration Immediately following
the entrance of the United States Into
the war the contribution made by the
meat producers of this country to the
war program la of particular signifi
cance, as it demonstrates the hearty
co-operation accorded the Food Ad
ministration by the nuat producers of
According to reports of the U. S.
Department of -Agriculture, there was
an Increase In cattle of 10,2.18,000 head
and 12,441,000 hogs, these figures com
piled to January 1 last. In the same
period there was a decrense of 819,000
head of sheeny but indications are this
decrease will show an Increase follow
ing the latest reports.
Since January 1 unofllclnl Informa
tion indicates an Increase in hogs of
not less than eight per rent and not
more than fifteen per cent, compared
with one year ago, with an Increase in
Following the request of the Food
Administration for lncrense in hog
production for the fall of 1918 and the
spring of 1910 the Increase mny yield
not less than 1,000,000,000 pounds
more of pork products than were
available last year. Without this in
crease the shipping program arranged
by Mr. Hoover regarding aninuil food
products would have been Impossible.
The dressed hog products during the
three months ending September 30.
1917. amounted to !M,172.000 pounds.
while for the same months of 1018 the
production was l,277,.rS9,000 pounds,
an lncrense of over 374,000,000 pounds
for the quarter.
During the same period in 1917 in
spected slaughter records of dressed
beef showed 1,20.1.000,000 pounds as
agninst 1,454,000,000 pounds for the
three month period ending September
1, this year.
We must increase our meat ship
ments, especially our pork products,
to meet the added demands of the mil
lions liberated from German oppres
slon. And at the same time we must
look forward to the rehabilitation of
the European meat herds. The policy
which guided our meat program In the
past year has been fully justifled, for
only the heavy pork rroductlon which
It has brought about will enable us
even partly to satisfy the Increased
demands on us for the coming year.
There will be a world shortage In fats,
and it is to the United States that Eu
rope must look to supply its deficien
cy. At the same time there will con
tinue to be heavy demands for beef.
Owing to the limited refrlgerato-shipping
capacity European Imports of
beef for' some time will be limited.
The United States, Australia and
Argentine will be able to maintain a
supply that will keep all available
freezer vessels operating at capacity.
The test of peace is to summon for
the heuling of nations devotion equal
to that given the tasks of war.
that we may share
America's Pledge to
the Allies When Their
Lines Were Breaking
America will send the food, what
ever needs for victory.' They believed,
they stood fast and with our men they
carried on to victory.
THE TEST NOW FULFILLED.
This government Is nothing more
than the expression of the people, and
If we are to win the war it will be only
because every man, woman and child
charges himself dally anj hourly with
the test. iJoes this or that con tribute
to win the war? Herbert Hoover,
April 18, 1918.
With the solemn obligation of pro
viding thot "margin" of food that
would safeguard against starvatloa
our friends in Europe the housewife
and the consumer have learned hither-
! to Ignored and unsuspected thing
' about food, have absorbed a whole
"college education" in food values,
; food handling, buying and substituUiif
that they will not want to forget.
All the Nations Will Bo Able to Ro
turn to Their Normal Sup
ply of WhIU
Overshadowing al'. other accomplish
ments of the American people under
the leadership of Food Administration
Is the history of wheat exports in the
past sixteen months. Our wheat ex
port program proved conclusively to
the world that America was In this
war from start to finish and willing to
make any sacrifice that will hasten
victory or maintain the health and
Strength of people overseas, upon
whom rested the heaviest weight of
Now that pressure on ocean tounoge
Is rased by the stopping of large move
ments of troops to Europe, we may re
lax our efforts to save wheat. The ac
cumulated surplus In Australia, Argen
tine and other hitherto inaccessible
markets will become available, and
probably no more than our normal sur
plus will have to leave this country.
We In America and the nations which
have won the world for freedom will
le enabled to eat their normal wheat
loaf at the common table of the peo
ples of democracy.
We entered the past crop year with
a whent supply which gave us only
20.000,000 liusiiols available for ex
port. When the crop year ended, we
had sent 141.000.000 bushels of wheat
to Europe. The American people had
saved out of their normal consumption
A survey of export figures shows
that the conservation of flour brought
ubout by the whentless meals, wheat
less days, substitution in our kitchens
and bakeries, enabled us to send to
our armies and the allies 31,000,000
baoreis' of white flour wheat figured
ns flour. Had we exported only our
visible surplus, we would have been
able to ship less than 4,500,000 barrels.
Before the 1st of December our Bur
plus had gone overseas, and an addi
tional 30,000,000 bushels had been tak
en from the stock reserved for home
consumption and added to the surplus
already shipped to the allies. It seem
ed hardly possible that we could bring
our total exports above 100,000,000
bushels by July 1. But In January the
late Lord Khondda, then British Food
Controller, cabled that unless we
could send an additional 75,000,000
bushels he could not take responsi
bility for assuring his people that they
would be fed. The American people
responded by sending 8fi.000.000 bush
els of wheat, saved from their home
consumption, between the first of the
year and the advent of the new crop.
By October 10, 1918, we had already
shipped 65,9(50,;;o." bushels since July
1. Absolutely the only limitation upon
our wheat exports since the latest har
vest has been the scarcity of ocean
tonnage. If exports continue at the
present rate, by July 1 of next year
we will have sent more than 237,500,
000 bushels to Europe.
Thus are we making good America's
pledge that the bread rations of Allied
Europe shall be maintained.
Our voluntary food-saving not only
saved the Allies und made vital contri
bution to the winning of the war, but
saved to ourselves in administration
expenses the outlay out of our own
pockets that any effective system of
rationing would have extracted. It
would have cost us about $45,000.0110
to have policed ourselves as against
the 2 cents per capita for co-operating.
By saving and sliaring America kept
the world together during the war cri
sis. By saving and shariug America
will help to brlug the healing of na
saves starving people
Americans Demonstrated 8turdy Sup
port of War by Conservid-for
the Benefit of the 1
When figures began to show def
initely that the people of the Unite
States were actually reducing their
consumption of foods needed abroad,
the United States Food Adminis
tration was told that It was com
paratively easy to bring about conser
vation of staple necessities, but that It
would be fur more difficult to accom
plish an actual decrease In the use of
luxuries. The doubters took sugar mm
an example, and declared that it would
be practically Impossible to bring our
consumption of sugar down to a point
that would meet only the food needs
of the people.
Now that demands upon ocean, ton
nage will be lightened, European na
tions will be able to go farther afield
for foodstuffs, and will no longer ba
entirely dependent for sugar upon
North American supplies. With the)
stocks now in prospect, we will havsi
sittlicient sugar to place this country
back upon normal consumption if th
present short rations In Europe are
not materially Increased. If the Eu
ropean ration Is to be materially in
creased over the present low amount
It can' be only through tike American
people's making It possible by con
tinued restriction to a greater or less
The fuct th.it the Food Administra
tion has been able to relax the volun
tary sugar ration is in itself proof that
the ration of two pounds per erson
per month was generally observed
throughout the country. This conser
vation allowed the Food Adstiinb-'tra-tion
to buiUl up a reserve, and to tide
over the period of scarcity, until tha
the new crops of Ixmistana cane and
beet sugar were ready for distribution.
The records of the Food Adminis
tration show that in July, August, Sep
tember and October 995,000 tons wera
distributed. Normal consumption for
that period Is 1,000,000 tons. This
shows a definite, concrete saving of
over 500,000 tons. These figures ap
ply to sugar consumed on the table, la
the kitchen and in the various indus
tries, and show conclusively that la
the homes and public eating places of
America, where 70 per cent of nil our
sugar Is consumed, the sugar consump
tion has been reduced by more than
In the four-month period begin
ning with July, this country normally
uses 400,000 tons of sugar per month.
Last July 260.000 tons entered into
distribution. In August only 22.i.0UO
tons were distributed. In September
the figures showed 279,000 tons, and
then fell to 2.10AK) tons In October.
There could be no more definite
proof that the Americnn people have
given their loyal co-operation and sup
port of the war.
AN AMERICAN HABIT
THAT WAS EXPANDED.
Coming to the relief of the dis
tressed is not a new sensation to us.
Having sent shiploads of food to the
famine sufferers of India as offhand
edly ns the housewife hands out a cut
of the loaf to the way fan r. It seemed
the most nctural thing In 'he world to
succor Belgium, to take o;i the feeding
of a nation quite informu'ly.
ag. a. a J .Ja aj. .J. a a). J a aa aa .- aa .a aa
METHODS OF DEMOCRACY.
The extent to which the Cuited
States Food Administrator has
relied on the voluntary supitort
of the American people Is shown
by a statemen mailt by the
fnited States Food Administra
tor speaking before the S.'iiat,
Agricultural Committee less
than three months after this
country entered the war. Tiiar
he was Justified in l is implicit
confidence in the sfon-.tii of de
mocracy has been cle irly iviltvi
ed by the measure of support ue
4 have lout the Allies.
4 "If democracy Is worth any-
4 thing," Mr. Hoover declared, "we
4 can do these things by co-opern-
tion, by stimulation, hy self-siic-
rifice, by the patriotic nioxitla-
4 tion .of the brains of this coun-
4 try. If It cannot bo done in this
manner it is better that we uc-
4 cept German domination and
confess to failure of our political
i 4- Ideals, acquiesce In the superior
f 4 ity of the German conception
4 and send for the Cermaus to In-
4 struct us In Its use."