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"Must Save Food to Defeat
Triumphant Hun"—Atkinson Food Administrator Tells County Officers They Must Aid in Conservation and Production to Win War. Montana county officials can render definite and valuable aid to the cause of the United States and Its allies by co-operating with the food adminis tration in encouraging- the conservation and production of foodstuffs, said Al fred Atkinson, state food administra te. nt the close of the powerful ad dress before the officials' convention yesterday. Atkinson's vigorous explanation of the vital part which food is playing in the war was the climax of a day which included Important addresses by half a dozen state and federal officers. Premature Peace Meant Ruin. •If Germany could make peace now, she would have taken a long step to w-strd the fulfillment of her desire as expressed In 1872. The worst thing in the world for us would be a premature peace. Those are rough words, but they are true ones. They mean that some of your sons must go to the front and bare their breasts to the enemy. 'They mean that the Prussian autoc racy must be shown that a world war Is not profitable to them. ''For, if Germany should win, do you think she would pay the cost of this War? No, not for a minute. England Could not pay the Indemnity she would demand. France cannot. The only nation In tho world which can is the United States. We have 40 per cent of the wealth of the world here now, and Germany would make us pay. That is why we must win, and win, ns Presi dent Wilson and Lloyd George have said, 'by a knockout' "Not long ago I talked with former Congressman Stout of Montana, who has Just returned from France. .He said that the thing which lpost struck him there was that all the men who came back from the front trenches have gray hair. And there Is no music in France. There arc no laughter and no smiles. Sixty-year old men in the front-line trenches, and Germany is planning her most concentrated drive. "Russia is through. There there is nothing but pure, delightful chaos. John R. Mott told me upon his return from Russia that the Russians are through. Me heard them say there that, now they have rid thmesolvos of a government, they must never have one again. They tried to blow up his train because his party represented or ganized society. Thfy probably will not make a separate peace because they can't decide on anything, or re main fixed in one opinion long enough to do so. Hun Intrigue Did It. "German intrigue and propaganda put them out. Ana the same intrigue Js working here. The same intrigue -was worked in Italy, and then, when the Italians had been told that Ger many was their friend, the great drive was launched against them, and they quit. The Germans got so close to Venice that they could shell the qity, and If they «vor had reached the city, Italy would have been out of the war. German Spies Work Here. "That's the same thing that's work ing here among us now, with its lies about tile Red Cross and the other war work And, I say. that if I were run ning tlie show, I'd treat the man that spreads those tilings the same as I'd treat a German soldier in uniform! Somebody said, if we entered the war, a million men would spring to arms over night. They would have been about as useful as so many spring lambs against those seasoned veterans of Germany, "With IMr. Hoover, it is a question of self-preservation for us. when a neu tral says we must have food, he lias to say, 'I'm sorry, but'we must serve ourselves and our allies first.' No won der he doesn't feel like going to the senate and wrangling over some detail, when liS has to return to his office nnd decide whether he will ship food to Holland or let the p-ople starve there. If Wo Don't, They Don't. "And so America's task Is to sub stitute our foods. For if our allies don't get It, they don't eat-that's all. This is not the time to argue over the change of food and diet in England and France. There may he injustices done, hero and there, and they an t he helped. But that is not the main question. They will be disposed of ns rapidly as possible The main prop osition is to teed our allies. And if there were no food administration you can see what the situation would he. -.France would have had to buy in com petition with us. Can you imagine where the [nice of wheat would b< un der those circumstances? If a man is starving and he comes to you who have 120 in one hand and a loaf of bread In the other, you know which he would take. Tet flour remains at the gov ernment's fixed price. And so with sugar, though I traveled through cast - tin cities where you couldn't buy a [Kiund of sugar at any price. "f»ur allies are holding the linn. They must be helped to hold him by every means in our power, f-r if they don't hold him, we'll have to settle with him hero. Our food surply line right now is at a lower level than that of the Germans . We've got to hold ours up so that it will not strike bot tom uptil the German line does. This is what we must do. "When President Wilson said the world would be made safe for democ racy, he said WE would do it. He didn't say five per cent of our boys would do It. They couldn't. They'd bo wiped off the face of the earth If they tried it. And so ail of us must unite for the common end and wc must never forget the work at hand until it •ifcoffee don't agree, use* POSTUM ri • msJoq Is finished. That Is why I don't blame Mr. Hoover when he heard congress wrangle and argue, because he swore like a gentleman." In conclusion. Mr. Atkinson said new programs would he offered and rules established from time to time, and he appealed to the commissioners and other to see to it that they were tar ried out to the best of our ability. KAISER WILL NOT GIVE UP PROVINCES German Chancellor Replies to Wilson's Terms. (Continued From Tag».» One.> ter of foreign affairs, in an address to the Austrian delegations In Oie reich - strath, has laid hare for the people of a nation war-worn and desirous of peace the stand of the dual monarchy toward the ponce aims as stated by President Wilson and David George, the liritisii primp minister While declaring that the government was lr/virtual agreement with some of the peace iilins of President Wilson and that the differences which still ex ist did not appear to lie so great that a conversation regarding them would not lead to enlightenment and a rap prochement which might bring togeth er all the allied states in peace nego tiations. The dominant note in the address was Ids plea to the delega tions for their support in the crisis and the making known of the fact that Austria is in straits for food. Wants Russian Peace. The foreign minister laid stress on the negotiations with Russia and par ticularly with the Ukraine. "I wish to use the peace with those Russian states, wliieli possess foodstuffs avail able for export to assist our popula tion," he said. If the erroneous Impression was cre ated among the enemies of flic dual naroliy, that It must absolutely con clude peace immediately-a peace at any price "then we shall not have a single bushel of wheat," the minister concluded. Agree on Some Pointa. Commenting on the 14 points In the program for world peace set forth In President Wilson's address to congress. Chancellor von Hertllng said that agreement could he obtained without difficulty on the first four points. Re garding the fifth point mentioned by President Wilson, the chancellor said, some difficulties would he met. Ger many lias never demanded the incor TVdnitlnu of Belgium territory by vio lence, the chancellor asserted. He said that the statu of Poland would be decided by Germany and Austria-Hungary. Discuss Peace League. When all other quest ions laid been settled, he added, Germany Would he inly to discuss tins question of a league of peace. lie declared that Germany did not wish annexations liy violence, hut that the question of northern France could he discussed only by France and Ger many. He asserted that there coaid he no talk of the cessation of Alsace Lorraine. Opposes Concrete Proposals. Chancellor von Hurtling demanded I lovil ' 1 that t he leader« >f tlm nations ut war with Ger nan y set f irth new [trop .sals. The terms oiitlin ■d by President Wll son 1111(1 Primi« r Lloyd George con - tain« d ci qtain pi In ciples which MMllll be a *cep i'il by < d many, ho sntii but their roil croie [»«• 1 1 isals well) urn atia fart« ry. Re Kurd ing polit K nine, ten and clev on it IT »trident w Uson s speech. the chan •clli r said. 1 liitisl leave tin un «wer in In' first pi ice to Austria hid, wild « lorrautt In tercsts were con corn« Hi. t hoy wot III ho defended 3IUT get le ally. 11« said that le coulil not fo *d i'll Turk c y ' 8 attitude 1 iwurd point 1 vclvc and nidi d that 1 'll key's integrity and tlie ( tit y of lie « apital closely arc conn 'dei 1 with tl o question o the tirai t.s. which : Is i are ol iinpo riant and vital interest li « id many. A BUSINESS INVIGORATOR MEN'S DRY-SOX SHOES DRY-FOOT SHOES $8.00 and $0.00 Values Special $6.20 Pair For mechanics, linemen, railroad men, team sters, truck drivers and all men who need SOLID BUILT SHOES. PONT MISS THIS CHANCE Mapes & Mapes Next to Empress Theater Favorite Sport on Shipboard Good morning! 1« my life belt on straight?" said the youthful patriot ln ccn,, ' r " f ,ho Picture to Congressman John F. Miller, of Seattle, Wash., shown nt the extreme right. Miller, one of the congressional party that re cently returned from a visit to French battlefields, found that donning the life belt 1 r as important a feature of the morning toilet on shipboard in the submarine zone us the before-breakfast drill with the safety razor. As for the wnmen-folk. they pay more attention to thetr life belts than to their hats. Beats H.C. of L. Way He Did It Was to Fast Forty-Six Days. Spokane, Wash. Edward Rein hart. aged !!7. the woodsman who completed a fast of forty-six days in order to tid himself of rheuma tism. is being held as an insanity suspect. Reinhart, who appeared fairly rational, hut in somewhat of a daze, was arrested after a com plaint had been made of his queer conduct. When Reinhart broke his forty six day fast he set the record for food saving In Spokane, according to Dr. Aubrey T. Dodson, under whose dlreetlon the long fast was carried out. Reinhart took the lasting course primarily to cure his rheumatism, but Dr. Dodson Insists that in addition to curing his ail ment he saved 3 6'I !<• pounds of foodstuffs. Reinhart weighed 173 pounds when he began the treatment, and at tho close tipped the beam at 124. less than he weighed for many years. He was a heavy cater and Mr. Dodson took the menu which he Insisted ho had followed for years, and from this made the de duction as to food saved in the 40 days. Would Train Seagulls to Ivocate Submarines ' I I I I. ! ! ! I I I j I ; ! i [ I I London. — An plans to train set spotters. He wo established in tlie Exmouth engineer gulls as submarine aid have periscopes minds of tlie birds s [daces wh nd just leavi e food was obtainable the rest to them. CATARRH CANNOT BE CURED with LOCAL AFFLICTIONS, ns they cannot reach tho scat of the disease. Catarrh is a local disease, greatly in fluenced by constitutional conditions, and in order to euro it you must take an Internal remedy. Hall's Catarrh Mcdicino is taken internally and acts thru tho blood on the mucous sur faces of the system. Hall's Catarrh Medicine was prescribed by one of tho best physicians in this country for years, it is composed of some of tlie best tonics known, combined with some of the liest blood purifiers. The perfect combination of tho ingredients in Hall's Catarrh -Medicine is what produces such wonderful results in catarrhal conditions. Send for testimonials, free. F. J. CIIENEY & CO., Flops., Toledo, O. All Druggists, 75c. Hall's Family Fills for constipation. —Adv. TROOPS CALLED OUT TO PREVENT STRIKE I. W. W. Literature Indicates Walkout Next Month. To avert an woodsmen as heralded ■ have been ' Eveleth, ivtinn., Jan. 25. I anticipated strike nmoru throughout the northwest I through literature, said t distributed throughout the camps by I I. \\ . W. members 5U Fourth Minnesota (national guardsmen are on tlicit- way ! lojiight from Duluth to be in readi ness should trouble arise. ! Aeeording to those who have read the literature l ho strike is scheduled (for February 1. ! Sixteen Fourth regiment guards left I the armory at Eveleth tonight under I cover of darkness to locate at t'ushon, I where it Is alleged 1 Do seat of trouble j lies. I "There lias been no trouble so far," ; Sheriff John Melning said last night, 'hut as a precautionary measure we lure complying v iU 1 the requests made ! by managers and officials of the lum i her camps, throughout tho northwest [ for protection." I It is said that, the trouble arose over I the enforcement of the meatless and wheatless days. COATS illllMIIMIHimillHIIIMIIIimillimillllllllMIHHIIIIilllimillllllllllllMIIIIIIII Special Sale of Ladies' Handsome Coats at Schlossberg y s COATS WORTH $15.00— $8.75 COATS WORTH $22.50— $14.75 COATS WORTH $25.00— $17.75 Fine Millinery V2 Price The Schlossberg Store Where Every Price-Tag Means a Saving BIG CORPORATION ROOSTS STAMPS American Tobacco Company Donates Services of Sales men for Week. CANVASSING COUNTRY Representative in Missoula Now in Endeavor to Popularize Thrift. The American Tobacco company has sounded a new note of patriotism for the American people. Revan Lawson, who is at the head of the Thrift Stamp campaign, sent yn appeal to President Hill of the tobacco company, asking for several of hla traveling men to popularize the selling and buying of Thrift Stamps. Mr. .Hill, in response, offered every one of Ills 80n salesmen to the cause. This week, from one end of tho country to the other, American Tobacco company representatives are pushing the,cam paign Instead of selling tobacco, as is their custom, and the company is pay ing their expenses and salaries the same as usual. Boosts Sale in Missoula. J. S. Thomas, whose home is in Mis soula and who is now here as the American Tobacco company represen tative, pushing the sale of stamps, jatnted yesterday that his company took the initiative in this matter in the hope that other large concerns of the country would follow the example set and boost the sale of the stamps to the utmost. Mr. Thomas has just come to Mis soula from Butte and Anaconda, where lie worked the first half of the week in the interest of Thrift Cards. In order to reach the greatest number in tlie shortest possible time, many of the employing concerns of the two cities granted him several minutes during business hours to explain to tlie employes his mission and pass out cards for them to sign, designating how many of the stamps they wished to buy and when they could pay for them. These cards are delivered to tlie postmaster and when tho stated date of delivery arrives, the mail car tiers <*n their regular rounds deliver the stamps to the residence of the ap plicant and collect for them. Small Per Cent Buyers. While this may seem a cumbersome process to get, the Thrift Stamp idea to working. Mr. Thomas says that in the factories and offices where lie lias already had a hearing, he lias found that not over 30 or j>5 per cent of the wage earners have invested In a Thrift fard. Tho motive of the American Tobacco company Is not so much to appeal to the patriotism of the wage earner as to inculcate the idea of sav ing In small amounts. It is the theory that when once the . individual ha* bought a card and started to fill it with the stamps, the spirit of saving will be given an impetus and half of the battle won. Speaks at Theaters. Mr. Thomas will try to follow out the same line of campaign in Missoula he conducted in Anaconrla and Butte. Yesterday afternoon He was given a few minutes to explain his mission to the men employed in the forestry serv ice and last night the management of the Missoula theater gftlnted his re quest to distribute his cards to the audience at the Pantages show. To day he will present his otiuse to several of the larger stores and industries, and to er of to is of to to in to What Ami Bid? 'How Much for the Lot? K. »t; RED CROSS Auction Sale Starts Saturday, Jan. 26 at 1:30 p. m. First Outside Sale will he conducted by Col. Kirk hart, near the corner of Higgins and Main streets, at 1:30. Second Sale, Indoors, will he held at Link's old stand 125 Higgins Avenue At 7:30 p. m., at which time Big Stick Frank Cooney and Jolly Don Hoon will offer some wonderful surprises. Under the Gavel They Go Everything from a rabbit to a horse. "Scotty" Brown and C. A. Jakways round up a wonderful array of livestock and farm equipment including the follow ing: Cattle, horses, pigs, poultry, harness, saddles, wagons, agricultural implements, beet pulp, horse feed, wood, coal, coke, apples, etc. Farmers, Bring in Your White Elephant Donations Now Anything from a darning needle to a threshing ma chine will be gratefully received at Bedell's corrall. Livestock fed free of charge. Last Call Saturday Morning for Surviving White Elephants. Everything—hook, line and sinker, goes under the hammer at 7:30 Saturday night. Those who don't attend will be either lined or shot at sunrise with a peashooter. Your Presence Is Needed If We All Go It's Bound to Be A Success fe rrrrtFfU rrffiFEEF trims LI «Siam Uinauujj anainmii laaanaaiiii «mamy 'ATES HOTEL "> • A/effAffOOA ■ CAPE «AND ( I CIOKWMI RESTAURANT \J TRCATKS AND C AB A66 IN r SUBURBAN <OMNCCnOM tiAUi um# take ma m stnm ««komme • Write JitKUeefkmMmmtte.9 LEE UOUAOWy GEO-ACQUIRE tonight again, the Missoula Amuses merit cfmpgtiy 'Iisf#fnrf,«mHngly con sented, ' hé will take Ms pied to the moving picture houses. Son Writes Mother He Is Held as Hun Prisoner - * St. Anthony, Idaho, Jan. 25.—A letter from Alfred Taylor of Kilgore, Idaho, to his mother, says he is held a prison er by the Germans. He was a mem ber of the Canadian aviation service with the rank of lieutenant. His ma chine was brought down by gunfire while he was scouting back of the ene my lines, hut he landed without injury.