Newspaper Page Text
VOLUME3 XXXIII. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31, t917.NUBR1
TilltEE GREAT N19EDS
STRESSED BY HOOVER
Food Administrator in Rleviewiii r
Woid Swituation Declares I'uited
States Must Stinulate Produ, ion of
Ships, Wheat and Hogs to W i the
Washington, Oct. 25.-In a state
ment -tonight reviewing the world food
situation, Herbert Hoover, food ad
ministrator, said the fight against the
submarine would be won if the United
States and Canada could atimulate
production and effect economies so as
to feed the allies from this continent
without sending a ship farther afleld
than the American Atlantic seaboard,
Ships, wheat and hogs are the great
needs emphasized by Hoover. He
said deepest concern had been.caused
by the fact that in spite of highel
prices, pork consumIlpt ion had in
creased during the war until produc
tion had been Outstripped and the situ
ation must be changed.
"If we disconthitie exporots." Mir
floover added, "we will move the Ger
man Iline from F-anuce to the Atlianti<
seaboard. Pork products have an in
iuenee in tlis preswent world situlatio
wider than one would ordinarily at.
tribiute to them. The human ho(d3
must have a certain amount of fat, w<
m1u1st incr-ease production of hogs I
we are to answer the world's cravin.
"Every pound or fat. is as sure o
service as every bullet, and every ho;
is of greater value to the winning o
this war than a sl'elI'."
As to wheat the administrator sahi
the allies' hdle leucy of pl)oduct ion I
190,000,000 bushels wilh inmiports 0
577,700.000 bushels retiuIred to main
laini normal consuimpti on. Hie estimat
ed tie aggregate A merican, Canadivin
Australian, Indian and Argentine ex
port ssurplus at 770,000,000 bushels.
'The problem is thus simply one c
ships," he said. "if ample shippin
e!xisted, there would be no need fo
i Our a
saving or increased production of
wheat on the part of the American
people. But if we can produce econo
miles an( stimulate .production in the
United States and Canada as will en
able us to feed the allies absolutely
fron 'this continent and thus enable
them to live without sending a ship
frthie afield than our Atlantic sea
board, we can resist the submarine in
Placing the United States' wheat ex
port smirplus from this year's crop at
80,000,000 bushels and Canada's at
150,000.0000 bshcls, mir. IIoover urged
domestic economies to increase this
country's sirpluts to 150,000,000 bush
"This we could do," he said, "if
0111 leople would et one pound less
of wheat flour per week and one pound
of cotn me ii Instead."
if peace should come, Mr. 1oovO
con11tined, tllge nuiimlbers of ships)
i would *1 released and Furopean wheat
produtict on icreased. If climatic con
ditions- nxt year are right, he( estimat
-d 1 wheat (rop of this coiltry of $1,
60,0.00 hushe( For this et food
cotriol law guarantees a minimumll
prite of 12 ltr1I1 blishel
"if war coitintues this wheat will be
vitally nec,-ssary," 'mr. lloover said,
"bul if t1e wIr should come to an end,
tIre wIll bw no foreign markets for
It ieast I 100100000 bushels. The gov
erniment mlust 11hen ta~ke Over thle wheat
and probably ilnd a marke for it ait
Sv1 great loss. I should alticipate
tha.l the goverlilent Illight lose from
1 00,000,000 to $500,000,,000 on this
Swhea I itraty if peace arrives 1etore
f vlil 191. harvest is harvested."
-M\lr. Ioover expressed tle Opinion
. the ixol u1 aranttee w. 111111cs
, ' 1an that 1 reasonable profit gilar
-Inte to thev 'armer would have beenl
milcent to stimulate pmoduel lon,.
I "lowever , tIhe garant. hI s been
fixed," it, add1ed. "It. is an insunll lice
raglainst the subiainlie and] an esti
U ARE CORDIALL
the County Fair. W
to see you. Our
Staple Dry Goods at
these at such attract
dvice to all is to mal
[ and the scarcer arti
eeds now, and the sil
an make it to your ir
mate of. what it may cost we must I
leave to the future."
Turning to the meat situation the
adninlistrator said pork products were
more vitally needed by the allies than
"In the matter of beef," he said, "the
allics can support themselves without
any consequential expansion 'of im
ports'from the United States."
In view of the 'uropean situation
and the shortage in hogs, he pointed
out. that there would be a high aver
age price for pork products and there
fore it would le the vital advantage
of everyefarmer to raise hogs.
"We need a "keep a pig" movement
In this country," he said.
By preventing unIue increase in
forage prices, Mi .loover promised
that the food administlration would
cooperate in measures to stimulate live
ftock prodic't ion. lIe also said fur
ther proucfition of sheep both for
nea and paricularly for wool, ex
tensively used inl uittiforms. is lieled.
"Our Amerian farmieis," he added.
"'twould ht wise to realize that for a
'onisider1tble triod after( the" war thie
will be a very poor expott ma trketfor.
\m11eriean hread grains, wlereas ihere
wvill bo a wide demad fo anlimlal pro
Au(strin-1innury and 5.olland Agree.
lierno. O( t. 2-1.-British .\dmiralty.
---A Vienia dispathl say" that. under
ithe anretement irecently coneltuded be
twer nt Austria-I[ingary and Ifolla nd
for it en eiange of products, Aistria
itunary ! tatr(s to sipply various ar
tieles, inciluding wood and Iuri i'teating
toil. Hlolland is to furnaishl foodstuffs.
JTo facillitate these transactions, Diut cIt
baniks will lend( Auistro-111ungarybak
I ig linie Chitire's lo(kers in rat
tal. golden oak and Ied, lricte ,
75', $1.040, $1.2. $1 . n and ii to $2.50.
I' nu.l vailue. lie sure to elect
yourll chair early.
S. M. & F. 1. WILKES &. CO.
Y INVITED to mal
;tore is packed wit
Ld Notions. In spite
ive figures that you <
e purchases of wint<
cdes exhausted. We
uation is growing me
kterest to buy from ui
Z e .
.WHITES FROM FANCE t
alter P. haley Thinks of the Old a
Town Away OtY in France.
rhe Advertiser has received the
etter below from 'Private Walter P.
Vhaley, of the 26th U. S. Infantry,
egulars, who is now In France. Pri
,ate Whaley has been in the army for
everal years nad was on the Mexican
order with Pershing's men. He join
d the army from the Watts Mills and
nakes IUnele Samuel a valuable sol
A co-incident occurred in its mailing
hat is also interesting. The letter was
efnsored by ieut. Y. 11. F. Cornish,
lo added below his oflicial signature
Also from old S. C.) leut. Cornish
s probably a soi of Rev. A. E. Corn-1I
sit who was pastor of the E0piscopal
-hurch here several years ago and
vIho was a mtive of Charleston.
Tihe letter from "Somtiewihere in
rantce" is as follows:
American E1xpeditionary Force,
"Somewllre in France",
Sept. "!0, 19171.
Please allow mt to tank you very
mu11t0h1 for senldintg me the graid old
Iau rents paper. It is Just like r
:'ohing t moiey froim home, as we fel
low,..S ott. iere art'e always glad to get
tws from home as we always think
t1hat oiltr late is the best state iI the
Union. I think old South Carolinao. is
tile best of all and that lauret''n.; is the
best city. I have lived there ail my
life and I have a right to lov I au
rens best o, all and will stick tp Cor
let as sit t' ?eemsi like ant old sweet
heart of minte.
I would li!e very Imtch to tell you
(if this; most beatifull .ountry, but.
ennloni juIst now\\. I
I was with thte first Hooet to art ive
itn Fr:iee and you cant bet yourt' lifte
we( had a good titme.
You itay give mtty love and best r'
ze our store your he
5 we have are at yo
h seasonable mer
of the rapid advanci
:annot fail to be inte
er wearing apparel
are finding it diffici
>re serious daily,
a while in the city at
PII thet I would like very Imlucht to
ear from thel as 11matil is welcome
t all times.
I will try and write more at some
ther time. :ly address is like tiis:
Private Walter P. Whaley,
A P F via New York,
leadquarters Co., 26th 1. S. Inf.
-Love and best regards to all.
"A larens Boy Somewhere Iin
r. . F'. Cornish,
st LIt. U. S. Army,
Also from old I. C.)
ENIZELOS WANTS MARLtE
PLAQUE AS W.NItING TO KINCS
Athens, Oct! 21.--Premier Veiezelos
1las annunlevd his intent ion of plac
ng a marble plaque in the cha mber of
lepities, where fitun 1re kings can see
, when they tako the oath of ollice,
r ing thie against, u st rpi ng hIIe
rights or the people.
lie says that wheni hi iimimuituon,
ind viA1its the lioluse .f C( rawons. he
I. s .: ho i t ra e'- It West
mlinlster a cons<pi~uolus la u roading,
"'ie . wa behea di 'Id d ltarile: I. k ing of
England, for having4 uisurped fihl- lih
elies of tle people of E :a1'1 nd."
Whene~ tia kitg now goo-, to West
miter to opent to chle thwork of
par-liment, he passes directly beforIte
fisl- plaque, whtich h se'rved for twIo
humdred year.s to warn l1ritish kings
not to frenchl onl theigt of lit, poo
ple. l'ollowing Ihis prcedent. .
\'eniiis w itl!i it n 'ib hen Ii; th ii.O:1e
inl the chamb111er heore:
"Kin.." ('onistanli l ot o hail thirone
for twvice dinsisin, thel parliament.11
elected hv 'h(, ;eoplo -Ind i p sn
his prsoiina! rielcy ont tle pevopl1,
while th - di:-lmisses d :marliamenvit !%
inurn in to power uplheld the consttitu
tional inzlitltilons of the ontIry."
New line of Trinlis .usirecIiv(d
P. M. & F. HT. V1I I .1K T1 (O.
'~' . It
adquarters while a
ur disposa" and we
e in prices, we a'e
now, before stocks
Lilt to su4pply many
tending the Fair.
PERSIIING SA W TIHE
FE>NCH "UM OVEll1"
'I'l American ('omiander in France
a Witness to V'rent Achiiement, of
Pet.611n. (.erman11 Losses 1icavy.
Witlh the Wrench Armies in France,
Tliesday, Oct. 23.- -eneral Pershing,
comnmander in chief of the American
forevs in iraniiec, was premnt throtugh
ont today's battle northesIt of Sois
sons, aceompanifed by General 1)*.
poey of Ohe lreilch army. \\'hen the
Splendid victory hy the rliench had
leeni o accomplished the Amicaieni com
iander went over the. ireater part of
the cong(tlered territory , \ i:aiting among
other ploints , thei Va11111ins farm. i,
which is nior than I 1u11trier of* a
J6ilometer hondil the origina'.1 Frenich
Several smions of tanks paitc r-s
pated III I lIe attle and did x(- elllent
work inl cominlly wilitl th advanet(ig
infaIntry. It was by mean of ihes
o t Illmo ern wa. i m h . : thatl- t
the Fihiin farml was am .
".\ost of 1he prisonvrII 4 aken . who
_p to niOht uinmther1(< 0p o.inttel
.en wwieothrF wev tvi ionin.e
wut I Ihe diep e rieril. V.t n e CI a il.
in anlarries-. (1v vroup.. 04 ; 'ed of
too li- l nin so de I ( a '. c tI,
..\i.1 ver l tch 11 otf I if t -fer
ra h and( who a (Io 111: COm.
h.,g 11 '11. biad tI
Sll a lighefrom Ith ir mo to . . ;i t t''
b a r! ionl : r1r11-emly I to
Ithom i their. ()Ili(.r( I- h Il heI
Fre nch mlassacred piar
\ nother hatch of 1;rio -fwal
it th ha ls of thel Vit11en I: .,s
they alighte'd from mlotor trucks in.
w 'n h l th y :l! I 4-(n hunI > :, the Il
: att1Il vid as reinlfor(er nt1e.1! Thio
losses of the Gerians werve extreme->
h1eIv.- a-, was t il-ed by :h1e ieaps
erdenti foinnd benieath thOnw n ol'
nawrrh-s. which crn 1old ndrthlt
FrenchA homlbardmlent. The. irrech
aliswere ratherq behw l mal
ar~e de- ~