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PUSH THE LOAN. The third Liberty loan drive i ton, and it must be put over with aU the energy, speed and loyalty that our citizens can summon. Money must bo had and the people must furnish it: otherwise the big German drive in Fran, e Will continue straight ahead acrbss the Atlantic ocean into our o?fn Uuited States of America. Fapcy then, how we Americans wgéld kick ourselves for our stu pid, selfish indifference and utter lack of realization as to the mean ing of this war. That, however, ought not to be necessary to im press us with the seriousness ol things and the necessity for very prompt and general action in fur nishing the loan that is asked by the government. Every citizen of Missoula coun ty must search his heart and his poçketbook the coming week and strain to the utmost for a full per formance of his duty. A meeting will be held this af ternoon at the Missoula theatre to cheer the cause on. Good speakers will be heard, the com munity chorus will be there, and it is hoped there will be a general, concerted effort to inaugurate this movement with the right spirit, so that it will go rapidly ahead on it's own momentum. This can be done only, if everyone lakes the duty to his or her home. WE MI ST RAISE BEETS. In response to air appeal from the government, the beet sugar companies have made a flat rate of $10 a ton for sugar beets of this year's crop. The obvious purpose is to arouse the farmers to the necessity of a greater pro duction of sugar, and thus the appeal of the government is, primarily, to th* farmers them selves. This is a patriotic call of the highest importance and yet the farmers arc not asked to fore go profits or to make special sacrifices. With an average yreld of twelve Ions to the acre, and, in some instances, fourteen, the raising of sugar beets should prove a very profitable business. We cannot think that the farm ers of western Montana will he l am». patriotic than those of Colo rado and Wyoming, who have responded splendidly to the ap peal of the government, and will break all records this year, in raising beets. The need of sugar for our allies, our armies, and for ourselves will be very great. In France there are but twenty sugar factories in operation, where, there were 2i(J before the war. We can imagine no disgrace that would hurt more than the failure to meet'this de mand. We have the soil, a great factory that is doing ils utmost to build up this industry, and will do everything to aid the farmers. All that is lacking will be the patriot ic willingness of the farmers to do their utmost, and we feel as sured that in this respect, liiere will be no blot on the splendid war escutcheon 'his date. of Montana U NOT ENCOURAGING. Even in the stress of war the people should not overlook the importance of studying the work ings of the government operation of the railroads. It is the mightiest experiment of tlie gov ernment undertaken since the foundation of (tic Republic, but unless the people keep them selves informed of Ihe actual re sults of this great change that is quietly under way, they will he unable to reach a satisfactory de cision as to the success or failure of it later, when the necessity us a war measure no longer exists. We need hardly *ay that with respect to service to the people the government opera!ion of the roads marks a thorough retro gression. Train schedules have been cut in most parts of the country and shippers are working under great disadvantages. If this loss of service is made necessary to increasedenergy in the prosec'u tioA of the war, there wilt be no just complaint. We must conoén frate all things to the winning of the war and make all necessary sacrifices. On the other hand, we are in formed that for the first time in many years, in January, the first month of government control, the railroads were operated at losiof nearly $3,0üp,000 as against à profit of $97,000.(100 for the same inearth of 1017. While the figure for jhe past three months are not •i hand, ihe results indicate that a better record is made, overnment will lose money . .... by tin tu to iju&Ung the railroads on^the tthe basis of their average earn ings of ihe past three years. Since Mr. MeAdoo has used the axe vigorously on expenses, the public will not find it easy to un derstand the loss in net earnings, even though the heavy winter blizzards interfered with Ihe truf fle. Blizzards are not novelties in this country. The mail service belongs es sentially to Ihe Held of public ownership, as a matter of protec tion to the people. Nobody would consent to the carrying of the mails Ity a corporation which would have access to communica tions of all sorts. For generations there have been heavy deficits in the postoffice department, which of course are made up by taxation some form. The matter of taxation to make up the deficit in the management of the railroads, however, is a far more serious matter. We .do not think that the case of public own ership will he benefited, if (lie people are compelled to pay the deficit of government operation where none existed before. RAISING FOOD AT HOME. II should be understood at the outset, that any movement to in crease the fond supply from the gardens, to conserve food and to preserve it by canning can suc ceed only by the closest organiza tion, and the co-operation and enthusiasm of all of the people of the community. There is nothing to tie had in sporadic gardening. If labor is lo he hired, there isnn actual loss. If we are lo get results, we must work together on a large scale. The Chamber of Commerce, the Women's Council of Defense and our new school gardener, can plan, organize and do much, hut the actual work must he done l*y the men and women of the com munity, themselves, and the hoys ind girls who will work elTeclive ly only under organized direction. Of course, we should profit by the experiences of last year. We know now that we did not get into the work wholeheartedly. Some of the gardens in the vacant lots were sadly neglected before the summer was half advanced. Every available fiit of space should he cultivated intelligently, amt later the canning should he done under some form of co-op eration. Who, for instance, knows now whether there will lie a supply of cans when the vegetables are ready for the market? There is no saner, or more effective form of war work at home than in creasing (lie food supply, and there are few people in Missoula who cannot aid in this work. Let everyone take a hand. "The situation is undoubtedly unpleasant," said Major-General Maurice. Quite British, that re mark and characteristic of a race whose indoimtablB resistance lies within careful reserve. No spill ing of foolish words or display of emotions with those people, no matter how grave may he the crisis. Are you smoking too much, walking from onf room to the other, looking out of the windows and talking in monosyllables? Do not bexilarmed. You are hut one of the many who are getting ner vous while awaiting the grand rush by General Fush. . thills wotlltl lUlVt? taken lift' ships .... .. .. ...._ v _. f 1 Do your bit for Ihe community by catching a dog poisoner and having caught him, see that he tin s not get away before he siif > punishment that will remind of the things the Huns did to Belgians. Little Holland should console If with tin! thought t lia t lit tu the other side anyway, ttl not hcaten them to it td. Besides, the linns Live kept them. Lit OUI' would They are seeing things in Butte again. One of the hardships of the hour is the uneertain cITect of those substitutes for the liquor that gentlemen were accustomed to drink befoh' the wall'. We are to have tin* cirrus, "as usual," providing the cruel Huns' guns do not shoot across the At lantic and kill the children before the season opens. The Kaiser's Gott protects those who protect themselves. If you do not believe it, how do you ex plain the charmed lives of Hit Kaiser's six sons? To paraphrase General Haig, we would like to see a lot of Huns in this country with their backs to the tiring wall. ive last Liberty Bond may catch the last Hun with his foot off fitst base. You never can tell. In al! this excitement on thei western fennl .. torn I'Ollt, we ha\e forgotten on^the average date of frost, YOUR BEST BID 18 NONE TOO HIGH ft? « % tmR MAM YO0AHB OtOOINC, A6MMST Tf flap r' & «I Homely Girls Most Efficient Workers-Champion Tells Why By Marguerite Mooere Marehall.. Tin* pretty Kiri cannot have things all her own way any longer. Her place may he at the matrimonial altar or In the front line of war work ers. Not that the pretty girl is lack ing In patriotism—perish the thought! But her devotion to her country has trick of tuking a personal instead of an impersonal form. No sooner is she well trained in making a uniform than she tip und marries one. That is one of the reasons why Mrs. Olive Stott Gabriel, one of New York's best known clubwomen ami head of the employment department of the mayor's committee of women on national de fense, Is making a special attempt to place plain, middle-aged women in war work. Presumably authorities at Wash ington were actuated by similar mo tives of caution to choose brunette typ ists in preference to hlonajes when en listing a young army of women to bun dle the clerical work involved in pay ing our Increased military forces. Three thousand brunette typists were busily at work in Washington before a single blonde was employed. "I am making a sjiecial effort to in duco employers to take on middle-aged women who frankly have not the fresh prettiness of youth for important war tusks," Mrs. Gabriel told me yes terday at ther home, 118 Hast 17th street. Her work with the employ ment department is done at S3 Waver ly place, and she has found hundreds of positions for women In the weeks since she joined the mayor's women. "A very pretty young girl usually thinks of her Job as a stop-gap be tween school and matrimony. She does not take her work seriously. She watches the clock, is chiefly interested in the contents of her pay-envelope and Is not regular in attendnacc. "Of course," Mrs. Gabriel quickly qualified, "1 don't mean that ail prelty girls are industrial misfits. Some of • • -~* ......... " •* " I mmltteo of , them have sense and ability. But it always 1ms seemed unfair to me that th'ey should be preferred to the plain, superficially unattractive worker, wtio. because she has few distractions, is likely lo prove a competent and faith ful employe." "Don't you find that employers are imost unalterably 'prejudiced In favor of the peaches?" I asked Mrs. Gabriel. Then we both laughed. "They say, particularly the factory men, that they want the dash and go of youth," she explained, "They seem to think that only the very young can be speeded up sufficiently to perform the work. "I point out to them that,-though the middle aged woman may work a trifle more slowly, she is infinitely steadier in her application. She is on hand every morning and every afternoon. She doesn't stay away to go to the movies or conte in late because she has been dancing all night. I placed in a munitions factory' re cently a woman who lias been married 42 years. 1 know that she will make good, because she has experience, judgment, reliability and quite enough physical strength. "I often think that plain, not too young women would be more success ful In offices than these little flulïy beauties who must powder their noses a dosen times a morning and Who go out so much in the evenings that they do not get enough sleep to keep their head * c,ear ,or work - w I "While they work, these girls show le8B concentration than their plainer guter», and it is perfectly true mat about the time they have acquired ex pirtence they leave to get married. The lure of the uniform Is so strong I rlav just now that it must be particularly difficult, to keep employed a young, pretty, unmarried girt. On the other hand, there are many slightly older women, the wives and relatives of sol diers, who are being forced into em ployment. There are other mature women whose regular work, is some sort of 'luxury trade' smashed up by the war. Why not give these women a chance in the factories, offices and in our own kitchens?" "Then how much less distracting to the male workers in an office ia the presence of a plain young woman instead ,of a rose-and-gold blonde," l sintgested to Mrs. Gabriel. "When the. latter passes down through a row of 'desks to the water cooler every man in the place must waste at least a minute lifting Ills head to look. But surely you don't tell the plain women whom you place In positions that it is their lack of pulchritude which is getting them the jobs?" -, "I wouldn't be so cruel and untactg, ful," Mrs. Gabriel protested Indlg nantly. "For that matter, every wom-jTo an has something attractive about heb simply believe that the woman who has to win her way in the world by something besides her face quallflca day, not they 'the in was that She —, . . Bons is likely to prove a more efficient and purposeful worker than the pretty. ,. empty-headed Mlle creature. And after all, when an employer hires a typist, a factory hand or a cook, lie is ^ ■ *■ W not selecting a window decoration.' 25 Years Ago What Missoula Was Doing on This Date in 1893. A. J. Drlin, C. W. Lombard and J. P. Reinhard were today selected as «* jury commission, which is to select trial jurors for the coming terms ot court. i H. Kohn has received a letter of ac ceptance from the Honorable Mas sena Bullard of Helena to deliver the oration at the Odd Fellows 'annlver, sary in this city on April 26. Kx-clerk Bogart, who has the con - tract for transcribing the Flathead county records, began his job lust eve ning. doing the work at night. He is assisted by C. A. Gray and L. J. Warner, it is calculated that the job wlli last for five months. The commissioners of Ravalli and Missoula counties will meet in joint session at the courthouse tomorrow for the purpose of ascertaining the proportion of the Indebtedness of Mis soula county to be assumed by Rav alli The commission consists of Ma rion. Kline and Pierce for Missoula. Johnson. Wittower and Williams forfj Ravalli and Honorable Horace R. Ruck of .Helena. The legal lights played a star en gagement at the courthouse yester day and Inst night, and throughout the entire session of the district court the 'the ir.g v a j spacious apSrtment of justice was crowded to the doors listening to argu ments pro and con of Attorneys Mar shall, McConnell. Smith and Wood ia the celebrated England vs. Kennedy trial, o\ It Is often but a single step from the divorce court to tbe stage. 1% Talk of the Town ____ Should Havo Given Her "That Book With Printing in It." 'There are many queer and funny «lings which happen here in the li brary, during the day," said one of the Hbrariansi In^the city's library yester rlav r! thorp •»»•<• TYlfinv wntoh HP Prsschsre Too Popular Be Neighbore. day, "and there are many which are not an funny or queer as they are ex ua—rating. Many of the youngsters WWTTtmte f«ir"WW»r have some'Twrf original names for fhe stories which they want, and usually these names are comical. At other',times some of the older people make amazing requests of 'the same nature. 'Just a few days ago a woman came and asked for 'See Some More Lilies.' After a moment's questioning we (pund out that the book she wished was 'Sesame and Lilies.' *8ut yesterday a woman came in, marched up to the counter, and said that she wanted 'the book with a red hack. Mack covera, and red corners which she ^ad last night.' She did not know the name of the book or the au thor but sheBcouldn't Bei what differ ence that made. She was quite put out because we could not grant her wish. She didn't know that all of our re bound books have red backs and black covers." Did you ever live next door to a predcher?. It is a strain upon Chris tian forbearance." So spoke the man who resides on one corner of Scuth Shuh Btre< , t> ea9 t, and Gerald avenue, ,. Yeg „ ^ continued. "Our neighbor ^ (Joor W pastor is so wonderfully attractive. All 'the lonesome dogs and stray ca«s come long line of cooing rides and grooms may be seen carry ir.g official documents that look like licenses and green bills that N look like v adding fees. Then come the doves and fhe robins and the pigeons. Tlje last to come to this pastor's house is a woodpecker. We hear it knocking and rush to the front door to let In our guests. Then we discover one more of God's wild creatures that has been attracted by the good grace of the preacher, who lives next door;" Library Clipping Fil« Covers World War. One of the wonderful and valuable departments that is being developed in Missoula, step by step with the world war. ife the clipping file at the Missoula public library. An expert. Miss Janet Idling, who has worked in the New York state library and in the Spokane c'ty library with notable success, goes o\ ër 17 or 18 of the leading daily news papers each morning, selecting such articles and Illustrations as will be of interest to patrons of the reference de partment. this month and 25 years from now. Miss Nunn does the same Service with weekly and monthly papers and with the many public bul letins. She catalogues and files the clippings in usable form for citizens who want to know of world affairs; for students who have to write themes to Satisfy in—tiable instructors and for coming historians and novelists. Miss Nunn has material upon "The Ameri ■con Expeditionary Force;" upon "Re lief work;" "Women in the War:'' Forecasts of Results;" "Reconstruc tion;" "Re-education of Disubled Sol diers," and upon a long list of topics, too many to name in this writing, but not too many to render Missoula read ers an inestimable inspiration. Most people would rather blame a man for what he dosn't than give him credit for what he does.— Chicago New*. C The Moist Striking Things I Saw on 15 Battle Fronts in the Great World War American War Correspondent Who Has Seen Move Actual " Fighting Than Any Other Man, Tetys Story of His Experiences. By D. Thomas Curtin. PART III. VII. Serbia Smitten Down—Nish, February, 1915. I crossed the Danube into Bulgaria, where the trains were Jammed with mobilizing troops. 1 went into Serbia, and. armed with military RAd civil documents, made my way alone and much on foot through a nation that had become a pesthouse of typhus. There was an ominous lull on the Serbian front, but in the usual routine I had seen many a soldier stuff clips ot cart ridges and crusts of bread into the front of his shirt and go down to the'tmiKhes to take the rifle of the man coming out. ' .1 sat in Nish one night while the mqpn was shining down on rows of men lying in the bold on filthy straw and dying of fever. All day 1 had seen rough bullock carts drawing up before gloomy abodes where bla^k flags hung Hinpid in the reeking atmosphere. They collected their cargoes of dead, thon rattled through the streets and across the river to the hillsides up which the graveyards were creeping visibly. I sat with a group of Serbian officers when one of them asked: "Do you think that the Austrians will come again?" I thought they would, and said so. But the Serbians merely smiled con temhtuously. The name of Austria had no terrors for them. "But do you think that the Germans fyili come with them?" There was a pause, and 1 could see that all present were deeply interested in the question. "1 feel almost certain that they will," I answered. Serbia was in agony, and I saw ap unmistakable cloud pass over the officer's face. "Well. I hope that they will not come, but, if they do, we shall try to be ready," was all he said. But I had seen worlds. In a flash I had the complement of something I bad known in Germany. That something is the German belief in the furor teutonl eus, a phrase lovingly used in the Fatherland. A majority of Germans, espe cially the old-school Junker, are perfectly honest in their expressed belief that power to Intimidate the rest of the world is the gospel of success. It was von Graefe whom I heard say in the relchstag In 1916, when attacking von Brtb mann Hollweg for a "policy too gentle"—"Let us beware lest the inky pin nullify what the bloody sword has won. Let us show the world that the furor teutonlcus still lives." 1 have personally seen the efrect of Teutonic fury on the minds of tye little nations of Europe, both neutral and belligerent. VIII. Britain's First Offensive Blow—Behind the British Lines, March, 1915. Flanders and the wounded streaming back from Neuve Chapelle. Some friends in the old army and I sat talking after dinner until dawn. No pessi mism, just fact-facing. "The whole thing boiled down Is this," said Colonel X.: "By God, the ground did shake! When you consider the length of front and the number of guns we used and the amount of ammunition as compared with the whole Boer war, what their losses were and what ours were, and the amount of terrain we gained—well, all 1 have to say is that modern war, With tho amount of guns and ammunition necessary to, blast through, means that we are going to be out here for the rest of our natural lives." "And the strikers at home." said Captain -. "Twenty shells to one, and we held on. We felt we'd get our own back some day. Man for man. we know we can beat the Germans. And If things go wrong at home we'll know It wasn't the Germans that beat us. That's the terrible thought." "Well, let qs turn In and be hopeful," said the colonel. "The Russians will get moving in the spring." The Russians did get moving In the spring. IX. Meanwhile, the Neutrals Wait and See—Stockholm, August, 1915. There are great silent battlefields of the war, but of these none more im portant than Sweden. The Grand Hotel at Stockholm, comfortable, palatial, luxurious, was turned into a stock exchange overnight. Telephones tingled in various rooms, groups of men put their heads together behind locked-doprs; messengers darted to and fro; the lobby was crowded: keert-eyed, soft-voiced «Ren contractedAfi.buy «Wtething ten«. WgtaWuak. stetem*— m factor!—an oil ship. Neutrals, garnered from anywhere from San Francisco to Teheran, were playing In the game. "Managers" with their names on office suites, did not even have to read the papers and letters that they signed. Germany wanted material from over the seas. The allies sought to reduce this business to a minimum, in keeping with what their statesmen believed would not antagonize the United (Sates. Britain fought Germany in the great silent battlefield of the neutral north and the embargo lists of Sweden, Nor way and Denmark grew with each successive month. Then the agents from the Fatherland tried every device to beat the em bargo. Streams became dribbles—but the dribbles went In until America's entry dried them up at the soyree. The methods in Holland and Switzerland differed in detail, but as long as the stuff got into the neutral countries in excess of pinched requirements there was always someone to outwit the frontier patrols. I associated with smugglers In Scandinavia and I saw the delivery on the other side. Lubeck looked like a Swedish port. So did Stettin. In fact, in the first year of the war they were both so jammed that the German admiralty felt compelled to open the Kiel canal for merchant vessels to proceed to Hamburg. After the outbreak of war the average man in the entente countries and America looked upon G$rmany as a great storehouse being emptied by the people within it. Partial replenishment of this store house never entered their calculations. That is .where they made one of their greatest mistake« in under-estimating German ability to hold out. FOR YOU, MOTHER l'm going across for you. Mother, I'm going across for you— You never thought when I was a kid And played at soldiers, too, And drew my little tin — ber out To capture a pirate crew. That I would ever a soldier be So far away from you. But I'm going across for you, Mother. I'm going across for you. I'm going across for you. Mother, ■I'm going across for you— The Germans talk of their Fatherland, I love my Father, too. But Motherland it is to me Whenever I think of you; You gave me life, you gave me heart, And I give them both to you. For I'm going across for you. Mother, I'm going across for you. I'm going across for you. Mother. I'm going across for you— To you the Hun shall never come To do what he can do. I think of Belgium. I think of France, Of submarine. Zeppelin, too. Of the women and children who went to death With the- Lusitania's crew. So I'm going aero— for you. Mother. I'm going across for you. I'm going across for you. Mother, I'm going across for you— And day and night I'll dream of home Until my dreams come true. And in my heart 'neath the midday sun And Under the starlight dew There'll be an echo of your prayers. For I'll be praying for you. I'm going across for you Mother, I'm going aero— for you. I'm coming back to you. Mother, I'm coming back to you— And won't we laugh at my little tin sword And the things I used to do? And your baby, juet think, a veteran (With maybe a medal or Awo) And the Prince of Peace, yes, Christ WUI bleu tbe earth anew. Himself And I'm coming bach to you. Mother. I I'm coming back to you. to of Strong Man Develop« One and One-Half H. P. Interesting attempta have been made to determine the maximum external power capable of development by men of good physical endowment. Testa have been made by racing strong youths up flights of stain. Their weights, the heights ascended and the seconds spent in the —cents have been measured. From the— figures the amount of work accomplished has been computed, says Popular Mechan ics. One fellow, the best athlete In the group, weighed 168.3 pounds at the time of a recent experiment. In aix seconds, from a standing start, he raised himself to a height of 26.66 feet His > average power was thus 812.33 pounds-feet per second, or the equivalent of 1.5 horse power. This result was attained without special training. Experiments have been made in dif ferent places and it has been found that the inclination of a stairway, within the limits of 27.4 degrees and 37.4 degrees, has no appreciable effect on the results. Up to 13.12 feet the generation of energy accelerates rap idly, but after that point the increase is not so great The great— t efficiency is obtained on a course reaching to a height of about 29 feet. The effect of fatigue is noticesble when far greater heights are attempted. Highest Telephone Line Is in Colorado Engineers of the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraplf company have installed what they believe to be the highest telephone service in the world. —ys the Electrical Experiment er. On the Denver-Lead ville toll route the company has constructed the sec tion of the Une that era—— Argentine Pa— at an altitude of Q.M feet. The newly-built section ia 'only one and three-tenths miles in length, and it is estimated that the cost ' of construe* tion was more than $13,669.