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The Daily Missoulian. (Missoula, Mont.) 1904-1961, February 24, 1918, Image 3

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FARMOFFENSIVE
Enormous Farms to Be Made
Behind French lines in
Western Europe.
DYNAMITE AS PLOWS
Buried Hand Grenades and
llnexploded Shells May
Cause Trouble.
London, Kelt. Ü3. —The Rritinh
war office Is making plans for carrj
imr out an agricultural offensive on an
enormous scale this spring behind the
British lines in France. AVith the
cordial co-operation jof the French
government, thousands of acres of
grass will be plowed np, as well ns
some parts of tiic qid battlefields.
1 ritish soldiers by the thousands will
lie employed on the work, most of
them being assigned to this hibor dur
ing their period of reserve duty.
The food grown in this way will, If
the war lasts long enough, go to help
in feeding the British army. Ameri
can tractor plows will be largely used
in the work of turning over the ground.
Tho area to be tilled includes one of
the most fiercely contested battle,
grounds of the war. Heretofore it has
teen held that little could be done for
perhaps several generations toward re
storing these battlefields to cultivation,
owing partly to the soil being "pois
oned" by asphyxiating gases and high
explosives and partly to the fact that
unexploded shells and grenades would
make plowing very' dangerous. Hut
practical farmers <lo not agree with
this theory. An American farmer who
recently visited the whole Homme area
studying the possibilities of cultivation
there, states:
"To those who believe that the land
has ben poisoned by gas and shell
fumes, I might point out that while
these fumes wilt fresh foliage, the ef
fict Is only temporary, rarely lasting
for more than a week or two. Tho soil
itself Is not deleteriously affected.
No Qreat Danger.
"As to the churning up of the earth
bv bursting shells. I might point out
that sub-soil cultivation by the use of
dynamite has been practiced in Amer
ica for several years. In all tho world
1 know of no soli more likely to bene
fit by this process than that of north
ern France, underlaid as it is by strata
of decomposing chalk.
"Evidence of the fertility of tlioso
battlefields is found in the wealth of
flowers and weeds with which they are
already covered, Jîever under the
bands .of Ibc husbandman have these
faims brought forth such verdure.
"I beltfevp thnt th« danger from un
« xploded shells is practically negligible.
A shell which lias failed to go off at j
the end of a five or ten mile flight
through the air Is not likely to be dis
turbed by a prod from a plow. More
over. the explosive In a shell or gre
nade deteriorates rapidly from burial
in damp earth. Buried barbed wire
must be picked up, pulled up, or cut
off as It la encountered. Goncreto
fragments, heavy iron and the like will
have to be picked up bodily and carted
away.
"This loaves one problem to be
solved—a practicable way of effecting
the first rough cultivation."'
The first implement to be used
should be a harrow of enormous
strength, raking the earth to a depth
of 18 Inches to two feet. It could be
hauled by a, 20-foot cable from a
tank tractor. Tho next process would
be a further smoothing of the ground
by means of a string of tractor plows.
After that the ground would be ready
for the ordinary processes of cultiva
tion.
PLAN CURTAILMENT
OF RAIL EXPENSES
Washington. Fell. 23.—Steps toward
economy involving future curtailment
t>f many intrastate free passes, restric
tion of now high salaried positions and
limitation of overhead expense in rail
way financing, were taken today by the
railroad administration.
At the suggestion of government rail
road officials, the Interstate commerce
commission ordered roads to report
fully by March Ï5 detailed Information
concerning their practice of issuing in
trastate liasses. Owing to the lack of
uniformity of state laws and the va
riety of customs of railroads there is no
common policy for the whole country
on administering pass privileges. Con
sequently roads were asked to tell how
many passes they issued last year, to
what classes of jtersons and for whai
services. They were required to report
the states in which it is legal to give
passes in exchange for newspaper and
magazine advertising.
In a general order Mr. MeAdoo for
bade railway companies from creating
new offices or filling vacancies except
when absolutely necessary and advised
consultation with the director general
In cases of doubt.
Missoula Mao Has Miraculous
Escape
"I was told by our family physi- I
cian that ! could not live without an !
operation, as my liver and gall sack 1
were in such a condition. 1 set the
day to go to the hospital, but then .
I saw the advertisement of Mayr s |
Wonderful Remedy. Since taking U I,
am feeling like a two-year-old. [ am
sure l nerer could have survived an
operation." It is a simple, harmless
preparation that removes the catarrhal
mucus from the intestinal tract and al
lays the inflammation which causes
practically all stomach, liver and in
testinal aliments, including appendi
citis. One dose will convince or money R
J-efundoti. MUsoula Drug f'<>.—Adv. /hey
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No Refunds
Exchanges
Phone Orders
or C. O. D.
Orders Taken
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Monday is Dollar Day at Donohue's. A day of un
usual saving opportunity for YOU and OUR oppor
tunity to demonstrate this store's real strength as a
value giving organization. It will be a day long to
be remembered. Every article advertised on this
page will go on sale Monday morning at 9 o'clock.
M0K WEIGHT IN VALUE ^ 4»
$ Day in Men's Section
Dress shirts, French cuffs, neat patterns; some flan
nels with collars to match; values to $3.50; Vf
Dress shirts, laundered cuffs; large sizes «Vf
only, 16 to 18, 3 for.............................................................91
Boys' blouses, 35c value;
6 for........................................................................................9 1
Boys' flannel blouses, values to $1.00; g|
Wright's fleece lined underwear. 2 piece, for men and
boys; worth to 75c per garment; choice, «»4
3 for.................................................. pi
Heavy cotton, ribbed, fleece lined under- «9 4
wear ; 2 piece, in brown and blue, now, 3 lor..............9 i
Heavy all wool underwear, in dark gray,
blue gray and mixtures, $2 values, choice
Velour hats, black, drak brown, tan;
Mallory, Stetson and others, $3.50 to$8 vais ..........91
Fancy vests; sizes 34 to 38; black, white,
stripes and plain white, some tan. etc., at.............91
Fancy suspenders worth 75c;
Fancy neckties, 50c values, m «
3 for.......................................................................................#§1
Fancy neckwear, 75c value, «m«
2 for............................................. ipl
Men's hose, in mixed cotton and wool; £»«
black only; 5 pairs for................................................... iß 1
Men's handkerchiefs, full size, 2 for 25c g f
grade; Dollar Day only, 12 for..........................................91
$1
Youths' Overcoats
Long ulster coats; ages 11 to 16; values to £4
$12.50; choice, Dollar Day .......... 91
$ Day Shoe Bargains
Basement Shoe Store
Men's felt and leather; black and tan; as- #4
sorted colors in felts............................................. \ |
Women's felt and Comfort slippers; fur and ribbon
trimmed ; fine assortment of colors ; leather £ 4
soles and heels.................................................................. ^ |
Women's house and street slippers, pumps and oxfords,
button and lace; tan and black; odds and £4'
ends; good sizes; the pair........................ . ...................J |
Women's over-gaiters; assoorted colors; £4
good range of sizes; choice...............................................J |
Women's, misses' and children's black jer
sey and corduroy leggings; all sizes................
Infants' and children's shoes; button; patent and kid
leathers; odds and ends; good sizes; A4
choice ................................................................. J I
Baby soft soled shoes; all sizes,
3 pairs for...................................
$1
$1
$ <n> ÜÜ C üt
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Donohue's Weekly Chat
THRIFT
Tin-fit is lln cornerstone uf success. \\> are
all awari' of lIn- fact that the amount of nwnoy
wo earn Is not liait so vital to success as the
amount wo Savo, Thrift moans that Wo undor
Ntaml tho lull valuo of invost moms ; that wo
know as wall tho importants' of a dollar, wot I
Invostod, as of a hundred dollars. Tho one is
only tho other miiitipliisl.
Kara all jou can, of course. Rut strive al
ways to mnk< jour dollar, when spent, give
you a clour one hundred cents net, in merchan
dise or whatsoever.
Remember, that the time to save money is
while you are spending it.
Customers of this store will find tbut we are
iloing everything: possible u> aid in economy and
patriotism that by shopping lu re they save a
pan of their earnings.
DONOHUE'S.
r €fet^
Dollar Day Opportunities
in the Dress Goods and Silk Depts
$1
$1
36-inch black silk messaline; $1.75 value;
choice, per yard .............................................
Fancy tub silks: $1.50 value; per
yard............................................................................
Colored silk messaline; all colors; per
yard...................................................................................WC
Crepe de Chine; green, blue and lilac only, Vf
per yard..................................................................................91
Jap silks, all colors ; two vards V 4
for.......................................................................,................... Jfß *
50-inch wool suiting and dress goods; $1.50 Vf
and $1.75 values; the yard..........................................91
Dress goods, checks, stripes and plaids; two Vf
yards for ............................................................... [ .................9 I
Wash Goods Section
Fancy ginghams; checks
and stripes; 33 in. Vf
wide; 6 yds.............91
Toile du Nord ginghams;
novelties, checks, stripes
and plaids; Vf
7 yards for........... 91
Cotton serge dress goods;
plaids and V4
checks; 5 yds.............91
Novelty skirting, poplins
and gabar- Vf
dhies; 2 yards.................91
Novelty striped percale;
36 inches wide; Vf
5 yards for ...................91
Apron gingham in checks,
8 yards 0 4
for 91
Dark and light percale;
grey, blue and Vf
black ; 7 yds....................91
Ripplette and seersucker;
fir rds ....................$i
Collars and Hose
Ladies' silk boot hose; black only; regular «»4
and out sizes; 3 pairs for....................................................91
Ladies' fancy silk striped hose; the Vf
Ladies' fancy Vf Ladies' fancy Vf
collars, each 91 collars, 4 for .......... 91
Ladies' fancy 01 Boys'and girls 01
collars, 2 for.............91 hose, 4 pairs ......... 91
Children's cotton hose; black and white; 01
10 pairs for.......................... . .......................................91
Dollar Day Drug Bargains
SI
SI
6-oz. bottle per
oxide, 10 for ...
Pure castile
soap, 10 for
Jap rose soap,
11 for............ ...
Juvenile toilet
soap, 12 for......
25c listerine,
5 for_________________
One big lot toi
let soap, 12 for.
Soap babies and
kewpics, 16 for
Jap rose cold
cream, 3 for
Jap rose pow
der, 3 for.............
All 25c box writ
ing paper, 5 for...
Fancy box writ
ing paper, 2 for.......
Shears and scis
sors in box,3 for
Camisoles, vais,
to $2, each............
$1
I Boudoir caps,
L 2 for ..................
........ $1
Leather purses,
each ....................
11
Fancy ribbons,
• 4 yards for.....
$1
Fancy embroi
$1
Fancy moire
ribbons, 6
dery, 25 vds.........
> inches wide;
all colors;
Fancy new
laces, 20 yds.........
11
special $ day
onlv, 5 yards .
11
2nd Floor Opportunities
FOR DOLLAR DAY
Corsets, made of coutil and batiste; $2.00 £4
corsets, for...........................................................................9 |
Brassieres and bandeaux, lace and embroi- £4
dery trimmed; all sizes, 85c val; choice, 2 for............. 9«
Children's outing gowns and sleeping gar- £f
ments; 85c value; special, 2 for.....................................
Women's summer union suits and a few odds
ends in fleece lined; $1.00 value; special,
2 for......................................................................................
and
$1
Women's house dresses; fine grade percale and gingf.
ham; stripes, checks, light and dark £4
colors ; to $2.00 value ; special...........................................9 I
Middy blouses for women and misses; £4
Muslin underwear, skirts, envelope chemise, combi
nation suits; lacc and embroidery £4
Bungalow aprons, made full; percales and £4
ginghams in light and dark colors; $1.75 val............9 I
Women's waists; white voile and batiste;
$2.25 value; choice.....................................................
Women's vests and pants, fleece lined; me
dium weight; all sizes, special, 3 garments........
Children's white muslin pants and draw
ers; valeus up to 65e; special, 3 for.......................
Women's cotton union suits; sleeveless, £f
ankle length ; sizes 33 to 44; values to $1.50...............9 I
Junior*and misses' dresses; 13 to 17 years; ginghams
and percales and white linen weave; to £4
$1.75 values; 2 for...........................................................VI
Women's short crepe dressing sacques; £<
pink, blue and lavender; 85c values; 2 for................V
Women's flannel waists; light and stripes; £
values to $2.75; special..............-.....................................V
Women's outing gowns; white and colored ; £
high neck; choice.....................................................—V
Black cotton waists; values to $1.75; 0
special, 2 for..................................................................0
Wonderful Dollar-Day Offerings
THIRD FLOOR
Scrim and lace curtains,
up to $1.75 01
pair..................................9*
36-inch Hilldalc bleached
muslin, 10 Vf
yards for **
Bath mats, $1.75 and
$1.35 quality, 01
each..................... 9*
Turkish face Vf
towels, 8 for--------------.9 *
18-inch bleached cotton
crash, 10 Vf
18-inch striped cotton
crash; 12 01
yards for .............—9*
Mercerized table dam
ask; two 01
yards for......................9*
Fancy Turkish towels;
r.............................. »1
36-inch fancy silkoline;
tr ds ....... $1
36-inch fancy 01
challies, 6 yds..............9*
36-inch silk- 01
ette, 8 yds..............„...P*
45x36 embroidered pil
low cases, 01
2 pairs.....................—9*
42x36 and 45x36 inches
hemmed pillow 014
cases, 6 for........ . .......9*
81x90 Regal |1
Huck face 01
towels, 8 for................9 A
Unbleached linen nap
kins; 6 01
for .............................-91
36-in. curtain Vf
scrim. 10 yds..........—.9*
36-in. curtain Vf
scrims, 7 yds.......... — 9»
Fancy bas- Vf
Hand drawn Battenberg
scarfs and Vf
center pieces............9*
STORE
OPEN
AT 9
O'CLOCK
STORE
OPEN
AT 9
O'CLOCK

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