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REGULATIONS President Wilson Issues Proclamation Calling on People of Country for Greater Saving. New Regulations Go Into Effect Mon- day, February 4, and Should be Complied With. President Wilson has issued a food proclamation the strict obser vence of which is not only necessary, but will work no hardships to those who follow it to the letter. The re quirements will not undermine the health of the people but, from a die tetic point of view, improve it. No person in the United States should raise any objection to either the pres ident's command or request, but adhere closely to the regulations laid down by him. Every true American citizen "Will, we feel certain, do this. The president's proclamation is .hereunder reproduced: "Many causes have contributed to create the necessity for a more inten sive effort on the part of our people to save food in order that we may supply our associates in the war with suste nance vitally necessary to them in these days of privation and stress. The reduced productivity of Europe be cause of the large diversion of man power to the war, the partial failure of harvests and the elimination of the more distant markets for food stuffs through the destruction of ship ping places the burden of its subsist ence very largely on our shoulders. "The food administration has formu lated suggestions which, if followed, will enable us to meet this great re sponsibility without any real inconven ience on our part. Supply for Overseas. "In order that we may reduce our consumption of wheat and wheat products by 30 per cent, a reduction imperatively necessary to provide the supply for overseas, wholesalers, job bers and retailers should purchase and resell to their customers only *70 per cent of the amounts used in 1917. All manufacturers of elementary passes, biscuits, crackers, pastry and break fast cereals should reduce their pur chases and consumption of wheat flour to 70 per cent of the 1917 require ments, and all bakers of bread and rolls to 80 per cent of their current re quirements. Consumers should re duce their purchases of wheat prod ucts for home preparation to at most 70 per cent of those of last year, or when buying bread, should purchase mixed cereal bread from the bakers. "To provide sufficient cereal food, homes, public eating places, dealers &nd manufacturers should substitute potatoes, vegetables, corn, barley, oats and rice products and the mixed cereal bread and other products of the bak ers which contain an admixture of other cereals. Consumption Restricted. "In order that consumption may be restricted to this extent, Mondays and Wednesdays should be observed as wheatless days each week, and one meal each day should be observed as a wheatless meal. "In both homes and public eating places, in order to reduce the consump tion of beef, pork and sheep products, Tuesday should be observed as meat less day in each week, one meatless meal should be observed each day, while in addition, Saturday, in each week, should further be observed as a day upon which there should be no con sumption of pork products. "A continued economy in the use of sugar will be necessary until the end of the war. "It is important that all unnecessary consumption of all sorts of foodstuffs should be rigidly eliminated. No Dangerous Saving. "The maintenance of the health and strength of our own people is vitally necessary at this time, and there should be no dangerous restrictions of the food supply but the elimination of every part of waste and the substitu tion of other commodities of which we have more abundant supplies for those which we need to save, will in no way impair the strength of our people and will enable us to meet one of the most pressing obligations of the war. "I, therefore, -in the national inter est, take the liberty of calling upon every loyal American to take fully to heart the suggestions which are being circulated by the food administration and of begging that they be followed. I am confident that the great body of our women who have labored so loyally ^lA-in co-operation with the food adminis tration for the success of food con i servation will strengthen their efforts and will take it as a part of their bur den in this period of national service to see that the above suggestions are observed throughout the land. Woodrow Wilson." Milo Mutual Farmers' Club. The following article is published by request of C. W. Appier, Foreston: Service is one of the greatest at tributes of human endeavor. Occa sionally we find a person whose choic est pleasure lies in the act of serving others with a quiet spirit, though full of vigor, working day by day for the interests of those who appreciate confidence and ability. Serviceto be able to serve othersshould be the goal of life, though it be everlasting. It is not fair to continually expect service of the world. The question should be, "Of how much service can I be?" The delight in answering this question has been most ably shown by the secretary of the Milo Mutual Farmers' club. On Wednesday evening, January 23, the Milo Mutual Farmers' club agree ably surprised Miss Kennedy at her home in the town of Milo. Every mem ber of the club was present, which in itself shows the esteem in which the able secretary is held in the organ ization. The gathering was a mosf successful surprise, as the alarm found Miss Kennedy still in her "everydays." The evening was most agreeably spentthe old folks found themselves just young enough, and the young folks found themselves just old enough to partake -r all the frolics. The repast furnished by our capable housewives was one of the jewels of the occasion. During the course of the evening Miss Kennedy was the recipient of a purse from the members of the club. The presentation was made by Mrs. H. Sanford with appropriate remarks. While this in no measure compensates Miss Kennedy for the services she has rendered during her long service, it is an expression of confidence and ap preciation on the part of the club. The Second Heatless Monday. The second heatless Monday was generally observed in Princeton and business was almost entirely suspend ed. The object is to save fuel as was stated in Dr. Garfield's explanation published in our last issue. The shutting down order was neces sary, but a common sense interpreta tion should be given to its provisions. If the order were carried into effect literally it would mean that every lit tle cross-roads grocery store in Minne sota should close up every Monday as long as the order remains in force, to the great inconvenience of the patrons of such stores, and with no correspond ing gain in the saving of fuel, coal fuel, anyhow, as most of the little country stores burn wood. Some people wonder why newspa pers are exempted from the order. Al most every newspaper contains legal notices that must appear in each issue once every week during the life of the notice. The closing down of the office for one day might prevent the publica tion within the week and the notice would be invalid. Other good reasons might be adduced why printing offices are exemptedpurely job printing offices are not exempted. Drug stores are permitted to sell drugs and medicines and the reason is apparent. Food manufacturing estab lishments, restaurants and hotels are also exempted. The authorities at Washington deemed the fuel order necessary, and it is the duty of all good citizens to cheerfully comply with its provisions. The Local Draft Board. The work of classifying registrants has been completed by the local draft board and returns are being made to the district board at St. Paul with all possible rapidity. This includes all industrial and agricultural claims and appeal cases. -rrwv. It will probably be two or more months before the local board receives ruling from the district board in these exemption claims as the of ficials are swamped with work, but registrants will be immediately noti fied upon receipt thereof. Physical examinations to complete Mille Lacs county's quota of 28 men will be held at the court house on February 1 and 2. Twenty-three will be examined the first day and 22 on the second. The men selected will not leave for Camp Dodge before February 15 and probably not thenit all depends on orders from the war department. boy. 2 The government appropriationforthe military jentertainmenfc council of the War Department Commission on Training Camp Activities was only large enough to build Liberty theaters in each of the 16 military cantonments. To bring the best comedy, drama, vaudeville, concerts, light opera and lectures to these Liberty theaters for the entertainment of the soldiers, it is necessary to charge admission be cause of the fine spirit of co-operation and patriotism on the part of the theatrical stars the operating expenses are very low, so that the admission prices range from 10c to 25c for shows that cost from 50c to $2.00 in the city. Because of the Liberty bond pay ments, insurance premiums and money that most of the soldiers have to send home, many of them will be unable to enjoy the shows and lectures and con certs even at these low prices. Smileage books are for sale at each of the banks in Princeton, at the Princeton postoffice, at the Union of fice at the First National Bank in Milaca and the First State Bank of Onamia. Each book contains 20 5-cent coupons. Every boy in the original company should have at least one CAMP CODY BUDGET Boys Not Favorably Impressed With Visit of "Shadow Hun" Con- gressman From Minn. Artillery Band, in Attempting to Pro- duce Music on Horseback, Finds the Notes Are Jiggled. Princeton Union: Camp Cody, January 25A cold wave for this, section of Uncle Sam's domain added to the "pep" of the men stationed here the past couple of weeks, but a change set in yesterday, and this morning heavy coats could be dispensed with. A recent speech by a Minnesota congressman, who learned more of camp conditions during a brief visit than the average of us have accumu lated in five months, evidently started something. At any rate distinguished visitors from Minnesota, includiriX Governor Burnquist, were here last week, presumably to investigate con ditions. The Minnesotans were shown every courtesy while here, and a di vision review was held in their honor. I have no doubt that on the whole they found conditions as satisfactory as could be expected. This week government insurance has been pushed with a vim, and those who go into battle uninsured have them selves to blame. Those who do not care to avail themselves of the protec tion generously offered by-the govern ment at a decidedly cheap rate, must sign a statement to that effect. Last week our band appeared mount ed on horses for the first time, and, while all managed to stick to their steeds, the music was a trifle wabbly at times. Thus far we have the only mounted band in this division. The personnel office has completed the religious census of the 34th di vision and the figures are interesting. The Methodists lead with 5,282, while the Catholics are second with 4,068. There are only 25 atheists but 1,436 have no affiliation. An amazingly large number of denominations are re res Wright County Boy Killed in France Corporal Walter H. Buckley, only He wasborn Tn BrooliIyn?N.TrOct son of C. J. Buckley, publisher of the 9, 1834, and came to Minnesota in Delano Eagle, was killed in France 1854. For a time he resided at St. recently He was a member of the Cloud, and finally, in 1856, located at 151st field artillery of the "Rainbow" Winnebago, then a frontier hamlet, division. Young Buckley was a fine He has figured prominently in the af- appeanng fellowa typical American fairs of the state and was a lawyer 1 of considerable ability, j^, PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 1918 WH SMILAGE BOOK S ARE OFFERED TO THE PUBLIC Let Us Make It 500 in the County Order by mail from Clifton Cravens, First National Bank, Princeton. a\ including Mohammedans Buddhists, Brahmans and Mormons. A number of new mules have furn ished not a little excitement in the supply company, but the "skinners" are rapidly teaching the animals the duties expected of them. They are all mule, and rather careless inH swinging their legs, but as yet have not been responsible for a single hospital case. The usuak routine continues, but the men are just about hard-boiled and un th wit horn loc eage JULE. An Old Timer Gone. Andrew C. Dunn, secretary of the first state senate of Minnesota, died" at his home in Winnebago, Monday. ^*d^r*^k*4^g^ 'SSI book. Every boy in every cantonment should have at least one. If any boy receives more books than he can use it is presumed, of course, he will divide with other boys in the camp. Here is an opportunity to do the boys some real good and furnish them some clean, high-class entertainments. Here's a great big-hearted proposi tion. Here's one way to make brother, cousin, sweetheart or good friend in the ranks realize that he isn't as far away from you as he feels. Here's the plan to prove to him that helping defend our country -doesn't mean losing every bit of fun in life. It isn't one of those talk proposi tionsit exists. It's all ready. It's past the planning stage. It's a real thing. It's "Smileage."* "Smileage" means fun, recreation, entertainmentit means "going to the show." Big theaters, auditoriums or tents, have been provided in each of the six teen National Army cantonments and National Guard camps, and big shows will appear in them. Returns must be made to_R. C. Dunn, vice-president for Mille Lacs county, by the" evening -of February 2, 1918. BASKET BALL GAMES Princeton Home Guard Puts Up a Stiff Game and Vanquishes Boys From Milaca. High School Teams of Anoka and Princeton Do Battle-in the Down River Town. The Princeton Home Guard Basket ball team defeated a detachment of the enemy from Milaca at the Armory on Monday afternoon. The score37 to 15shows the superiority of the home team over the visitors. In the first half Smith and Umbe lsocker scored at will, Umbehocker throwing three field and one free bas ket. Smith tipped four fields over the top in this half. In the second half Smith and Um behocker again demoralized the al ready shattered defense of the Milaca basketeers. Smith managed to toss two more field goals in spite of atfittle hard luck with his range finders. Um behocker came through with four more from the field, one from the center of the floorthe only spectacular feature ofthe game. The game wa3 fast and one of the cleanest played here for some time. "Slim" Whitney officiated and the game was free from wranglingboth sides were well satisfied with his de cisions. NOTES. The audience was small considering the weather. The management ex presses the hope that the people will give better support in the future, as a good team cannot be expected to keep the field unless properly support ed at home. Smith and Umbehocker played their customary game as the score shows. Umbehocker might be criticised for his throw from the center of the floor with several men uncovered near the basket, but as he scored it was all right. Hummel seemed to be the mainstay of Milaca and to him is to be credited the most of Milaca's offensive success. "Cute" "Goebel managed to amuse the spectators during the interval be tween halves with his comic stunts. In the last half Ed. Nelson was sub stituted for Umbehocker, Grow for Ed. Maggert and G. Maggert for Smith. Among the players scoring were Grow, 1 field basket Berg, 1 field basket Nelson, 1 field basket and Garrison showed that he could not be held scoreless by throwing two. Anoka Wins? Last Saturday afternoon, January 26, the Princeton High School basket ball team journeyed to Anoka to meet the Anoka High School basketball team ifl a friendly game, but it was found to be anything but that. The Princeton boys secured the jump on their opponents and at the end of the first ten minutes the score was 9 to 2 then the Anoka team woke up and, using tactics for which Anoka is famous, such as hitting a man from behind when he was watching the play The National Four Minute Men. Dr. Peatfield has been appointed by the government as the local represen tative of the "Four Minute Men," a national organization of 15,000 of the best speakers in the country whose duty it is to appear once or twice a week at the picture* shows, between the reels, and give four-minute ad dresses on some timely topic in con nection with the war. These speakers receive their instructions and informa tion direct from the public information department at Washington, and the facts that will be presented from time to time are authentic and correct and have the endorsement of the national authorities. The moving picture proprietors all over the country have very loyally supported this movement, including the manager of our local house. By this means an audience of about ten million people is reached every week with authentic information as to the immediate need. Lest any anti American or pro-German should in any way attempt to misrepresent this work, let it be understood from the outset that it is entirely voluntary, there being no fee or salary connected with it in any way. A Good and Useful Senator. Senator L. E. Potter of Springfield, Brown county, came in last Thursday evening to consult with Sam Droogs ma of Milo with reference to Hereford cattle. Senator Potter is an extensive and prosperous farmer and stock raiser and a fancier of Herefords. He was elected to the state senate from the Brown-Redwood district in 1914, and served in the 1915-17 ses sions. He was a useful member of the important finance committee of the senate at both sessions. He enjoyed the respect and esteem of all his fellow senators, and made a good record. He is-an all-wool American, and if he cares to go back to the senate he should encounter little opposition, for just now men of his calibre and pa triotism are needed in the state's legis lative halls. Prepare for Coal Shortage. Federal Fuel Administrator Judge J. F. McGee has initiated a campaign to increase the use of wood as fuel. Serious as the present fuel situation is it may become worse. By next winter even the householder may be without coal. A supply of wood on hand will be the means of preventing suffering. Householders are Urged to lay in a supply^ at once. In small towns where cordwood can be hauled in by teams it can be secured at a lower price than in larger towns where it must be shipped in by rail. It is- especially in cumbent, therefore, upon those living in small towns to plan upon a wood pile for next summer and winter. Bishop McGoIrick Dead. Bishop James McGoIrick, who for 27 years was head of the Duluth Catholic diocese, died on January 23 from acute indigestion. He was born in Tipperary, Ireland, in 1841,-was edu cated for the priesthood in Dublin and came to the United States in 1867 as assistant pastor of the cathedral in St. Paul, later becoming pastor of the Church of the Immaculate Conception. In 1889 he was ordained first bishop of Duluth and was one of the most widely known bishops in the middle west. Mrs. Mary Bachman* Mrs. Mary Bachman died at her home in Wyanett on January 21, from ailments incumbent upon old age,. She was born in Sweden in 1838 and came to this" country many years ago. In 1892 she moved to Wyanett. She is survived by her husband and two sons. The funeral was held from the Mis sion church, Wyanett, on January 24, Rev. Torrell conducting the services. or deliberately tripping him, succeeded in evening up the score to 11 apiecefCREAMERYJEETlNGS for the first half. The floor was not a basketball floor but a skating rink. Even then, at the beginning of the second half, the game was so much in doubt that Anoka put in an ineligible man and, by the use of the same rough tactics which took place in the latter part of the first half, and with the altogether capable assis tance of the referee, succeeded in get ting away with the long end of the scorethe score being even most of the second half. It was only decided finally when the referee allowed the Anoka basket, which was made long after the whistle had been blown, put one of the Princeton players out of the game for rough play, when Anoka was doing all of the roughing, and refused to allow three Princeton baskets, two at least of which were perfectly_legiti. mate. The Princeton boys are not crying over spilt milk, but only say wait until we get them on our floor, February 15. It will be a game worth seeing. VOLUME 42, NO. S The Princeton Co-operative Creamer Holds Annual Convention at the Armory Tuesday. West Branch and Pease Creamerymea Gather for Yearly Sessions on Jan. 26 and 30. On Tuesday afternoon the Princeton Co-operative creamery held its annual meeting at the armory and approxi mately 200 patrons and stockholders were in attendance. President August Meyer called the meeting to order. Secretary Rocheford then read the? minutes of the last annual meeting anoJ they were unanimously aproved. H. A. Garrison, local chairman of the war-savings' committee, askecK that he be permitted to address the? meeting for a period of a few minutes, He lucidly explained the reason why/ the government had placed on sale the? war-savings' and thrift stamps, say ing it was anticipated that $2,000,000,- 000 would be raised by so doing. His address was highly patriotic and welS received by the audience. The secretary's annual report was then read and approved. The report follows: Receipts. Pounds cream 918.929T3k96 Pounds milk Total $131,726.08= Disbursements. SSupplies on hand Jan. 1, 1917 4724 4BT- BuWffat neW.er All labor 3,541.80 lnterest on shares 266 0O Power and light 546 00? Dairy Supply Co 538*54/ Twin City Separator Co. 1.*456.'6^ Farmers' Hdw. Co S Mcllhargey Hdw. Co Evens Hdw. Co Salt Ice Coal !'....".r.'.""'.'."'.'. Insurance Taxes Freight, express and drayage Princeton Union Telephone Postage and box rent Wrapping paper and twine Expense account Board of directors Sundries Donations (Co. G, N. C. B. A, Y. M. C. A Repair work Canceling shares Butter culture Picnic -is* i% '*ii I Cream test 27.8= Milk test 6.0 Pounds butterfat in cream .256jBfit Pounds butterfat in milk 37015^ Total .359.10S Pounds butterfat sold in cream 2,248 Pounds of butterfat made into butter....256,85Z Pounds of butter sold In Minneapolis, St. Cloud and St. Louis 1,676 To stores 14,669 In creamery 14,624 To patrons 6,84K Shipped east .274,362: Total pounds of butter made 312,178 Pounds of overrun 55,321 Percent of overrun 21.53 1, 1917 $3,976.ia. Balance on hand Jan. Butter sold In Minneapolis, St. Cloud and Louis T03.58T To stores 6,198.08 In creamery 6,128.34i To patrons 2,859.65-- Butterfat in cream 1,128.82- Buttermilk 319.45 Salt sold in creamery 305!l Salt sold to patrons 133.601 Sundries, shares, color, etc 70.12? Interest on deposit 126.39 Supplies on hand, Jan. 1, 1918 877.30? Butter shipped 108,905.52: St. sir "If 5&327Q 20.95 318.61 214.9ttt 91.50 12.59' 124.65. 296.84' 88.65* 4i.o(r 9.90 36.62 124.19 135.00? 60.00* and 60.0 53.45-v 20.0GT 20.00 78.50' Balanc on hand Jan. 1, 1918 5,289.67" Total $131,726.08 The secretary explained that a dividend of 3 cents per pound for but terfat had been paid both stockholders: and patrons who sold their cream to the company throughout the year this in addition to 10 per cent interest on all stock. The average daily price for the year 1917 for butterfat was 42.2 cents per pound, and the average price, withu dividend added, 45.2 cents per pound President Meyer stated that whole salers of salt were discriminating against the creamery in favor of other Princeton firms, and this was corrob orated by Manager Warner. No action, was taken. The president suggested the use of trucks during the busy season for the purpose of hauling milk. He said that the cream would be fresher and th at this would mean a higher~price being obtained from eastern markets for butter, as it would be of higher grade. Hence, he contended, the cost of a. truck system would pay for itself. Let ters from several creameries in Wis consin were read showing that it pays to haul cream with trucks. After con siderable discussion a motion was made by Chas. Seifert that the stock holders vote to determine whether cream be hauled by truck or not. The vote decided that there should be no hauling by truck. A motion made to pay for creamy monthly instead of daily was unani mously carried, this decision to go into-' 1,^P effect on February 15. ^iSf President Meyer suggested thafcjltl cream received be graded and that those who bring in sweet cream W paid a higher price than those who bring in stale. Upon motion it wast decided to adopt this system, the same to go into effect on February 15. A motion was made to recommenJ the surrender of all stock except oner ft 'j& 3*" Jl'