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OUR.BACKBONE American Willingness to Give Up Luxury Demonstrated Na tion's War Conscience. STAND WITH THE ALLIES. By Reducing Consumption People of the United States Averted a Famine at Home in Spite of Low Sup'plie. The fact that the people of the United States were able to reduce by more than one-half million tons their Jaly, August, September and October consumption of sugar proves conclu sively that their war conscience was thoroughly awakened and, that the euntry as a whole stood ready to fol low the injunctions of the Government. ' Our normal consumption of sugar in i the four-month period beginning with July has been 400.000 tons per month, a total of 1,00,000 for the quarter year. In July, when our sugar stringency began to reach its height, consumption was reduced to 260,000 tons. In Au gust only 325,000 tons went into dis tribution and in September only 279, 000 tons. In October the distribution fell to 230,000 tons. If the general public had failed to observe the injunctions of the Food Administration this country would have been tin the throes of a sugar famlne before the end of August. Our visible supplies were so low as to bring great anxiety to those familiar with the sugar situation. They feared that it would be absolutely impossible to reduce consumption to a point where sugar would no longer be a mere lux ury in the American diet. Few accomplishments of the Food Administration willstand forth so pre dominantly as this reduced consump tion of sugar. By it we have been able to bridge over the period of stringency until the new beet and Louisiana cane sugar crops were in sight. Now the nation Is in a position so that if we choose we may return to our normal home use of sugar, and Europe, with the release of ships to go far afield, can maintain its recent re stricted rations. If, kgowever, those nations are to increase their use of sugar very considerably it must be by vur continued sharing with them through limiting our own consump tion. AMERICAN SPIRIT RELIED ON TO WIN. In tne light of succeeding events It is interesting to -ecall the confidence with which the Tnited States Food Administrator viewved the gloomy out look in July of 1917, when this coun -~ try had been in the war for less than four months and the Germans were steadily sending the western front nearer andl nearer to Paris. "Even though the situation in Eu rope may be gloomy today," he de clared in a public sta.ement, "no American who has knowledge of the results already obtained in every di rectio*n need have one atom of fear that democracy will not defend itself - in these United States." LOYALTY IN LITTLE THINGS LAST PROOF OF PATRIOTISM Americans without murmuring cut their sugar allowance from fouir pounds a month to three and then ais -long as need be to two pounds for loy alty's sake. Food Will Win the World. . America earned the gratitudle of al lied nations during war by sharing food. America under peace may win the world's good wi.X by saving to share. *? DEMOCRACY VS. AUTOCRACY.4 !- "There is no royal roadi to -I + food conservat)tio,n. We can only + accomuolish this by the voluniary +~ + action~of our whole people, each -+ Selement in proisor!tion to) its 4needs. It is a matter of equality -? +- of burden." + The truth of this statement, +- made by the United States Food -+ --Administrator soon after' we en +i tered the war, kas been borne +- out by the history of our' ex- T~ + ports. AutocrPic fred c'ontroi + +in the lands of our ehnme s +broken douwn, while democratic - 4- food sharing has maintaitned the + health t?nd strengzth off th:ns coal-T + u17 and of the Allies. MEAT PRODUCERS DID FULL DUTY Increase in American Hogs Will Help to Meet World Fat Shortage. FARMERS SAVE SITUATION. Government Justified in Stimulation of Pork Production-Sevenfold Increase Over Pre- t War Exports. Through increased production an# conservation we will be able this yea? to export seven times our pre-war average exports of pork products. I With the heavy demands added in car ing fOr the millions who have been freed from GePman oppression, the Department of Agriculture and the Food Administratta are justified to day in our every action of stimulation of hog production. In the coming year the greatest world shortage will be in fats, I - pork will help to save this situatw.t. The efficacy of the policy of stimulated production has built up in this country supplies which will en able us to supply a very large part of the fat deficiency of the world. In beef there must be a shortage in Eu rope, due largely to limited refrigera tor ship capacity. All freezer ships available, however, will be filled by America, Argentine and Australia. The contribution made by the pro ducers of this country to the war pro gram as applying particularly to ani mal food products is illustrated by the following: I'eports compiled by the U. S. De partment of Agriculture indicate an increase In cattle of 10,23S,000 head and 12,441,000 hogs. These figures were compiled to January 1 last. In this period there was a decrease in sheep of 819,000 head. The indica tions are that this decrease will show an increase, according to recent re ports. Since January 1 unofficial informa tion Indicates an increase in hogs of not less than 8 per cent. and not more than 15 per cent. as compared with one year ago, with an increase in the average weight. Following the request of the U. S. Food Administration for an increase in hog production for marketing in the fall of 191S and the spring of 1919 the increase may yield not less than1,600,-1 000,000 pounds more of pork products than were avalable last year. With out this Increase the shipping program! arranged by Mr. Hoover regarding an imal food products would have been impossible. The dressed hog products during the three months ending September 30, 1917, amounted to 903,172,000 pounds, while for the corresponding months of 1918 the dressed hog products totaled 1,277,589,000, an increase of over 374, 000,000 pounds for the quarter. During the same period for 1917 the records of inspected slaughter of dressed beef showed 1,2G3,000,000 pounds as against 1,454,000,000 pounds for the three month period ending : September 1, this year. Our fod Gospel serwve less 1 Waste RiOth'ini America's Pledge of Food Gave Heart to the Allies In Their Darkest Hour Watever is necessary America willj send. That was America's pledge to the interallied food council. And he. cause the American food army had hitherto made good the' took heart and went forward. Farm enterprise and much soft corn increased pork supplies, food conser vation increased exports-total ship.: mets doubled. S FAITH JUSTIFIED * ~ BY EVENTS. +~ + I do not believe that drastic 4 force need be applied to main - 4 + tain economic distribution and 4 + sane use of supplies by the 4 + great majority of American peo- 4 + pe, and I have learned a deep 4 + and abiding faith in the intelli- 4 + gence of the average American 4 + business man, whose aid we an- 4: + ticipate and depend on to reme- 4 + dy the evils developedl by the 4 + war.-Hlerbert Hobover. August 4 + 10, 1917. 4 Patriots Plen4y Buyless -Serve less Eatonly3meals aday Waste nothing Your guests will cheer fulfy share simple fare Be Proud to be CITATION NOTICE. [he State of South Carolina, County of Fairfield. >y W. L. Holley, Probate Judge. Whereas, Mrs. Eula L. Mann made uit to me to grant her Letters of Ad ninistration to the Estate and Effects >f F K. Mann. These are, thereZore, to cite and ad nonish, all and singular, the kindred Lnd creditors of said F. K. Mann, de :eased, that they be and appear before ne, in the Court of Probate, to be held Lt Winnsboro, on 7th December, next, Lfter publication hereof at 11 o'clock n the forenoon, to show, cause, if any hey have, why the said Administra ion should not be granted. Given under my hand this 23rd day i Novmber, Anno Domini, 1918. W. L. Holley, Judge of Probate. IECANS-Get your pecans for Christmas while they are cheap, 35c, 45c per pound. Smaller size mixed at 25c per pound. Mrs. L. C. Tobin, Barnwell, S. C. Fall in Line Sign the Pledge To Buy MoreW.S.S. DON'T BE A QITTE& guy YOU, AbTA JU Solid Rubi See'e SATTIENTION== CHRISTMAS BUYERS This store has always paid special attention to the wants of our cus tomers. We have a full line of Christmas Fruits and Nuts, as well as the very best Christmas groceries. A fresh supply of the famous Sun= shine Fruit cake in all sizes. Cranberries for that Xmas Turkey. Try our Votan Coffee. The best on C. A. Robinson. ST ARRIVED. Car of Buggies IN :er and Steel tires olbefor Buyingf-N Walkr & Co.