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ChicaRo Concpms Ordered to Ship
200 Cars of Meat to Sea
board Dally.
Parker Experts Solvo PnzzllnR Prob.
-lem in Manufacture of Goa Masks.
Story of What Business Is Doing
to llelp Win War.
' 1IICAGO, Juno !!!.?"At least one
hog out of four raised in America thiB
ku miner la being sent to the allies.
The shipments of meat are made up of
be< f. mutton, pork and the various
products put up by the packers. Never
before In the history or the world has
an organization been built up quietly
that handled supplies on such a
coloKsal scalp, The detail Involved Is
enormous. The public in general na.s
little conception of the prodigious na
ture of the tasks handled by the grain
and meat divisions of the food admin
is! ration."
i'O said Charles McCarthy, repre
sentative of Herbert Hoover, In a state
ment appearing in the Chicago Tribune
of June 5. Jn a nutshell, it la the
story of one industry that has meas
ured up fully to war requirements.
Packing ami distributing the rood
which is destine! to win the war Is
onn problem which has caused no
worry at Washington because the ef
ficient organizations known as the
American packers have met every de
mand upon them and "delivered the
goods" at the place specified and to the
In view of the columns that have
been written regarding the failure of
various Industries to come through
Properly on war supplies. It is In
teresting to know* that the most essen
tial of all army requirements?food ?
Is being delivered in exact accord with
the wishes of the government.
Mr. McCarthy ?-pe-iks truly when he
Rays tho public has little conception
of the colossal scale on which food
supplies it re being handled. Shipments
C.r meat ar<> going to the allies and to
etir expeditionary forces at the rate
of 15,000 pounds a minute during the
ten-hour work day at Mastern ports
Thnt mMns 3.000,000 pounds a day.
Shipments, of course, are not so well
distributed as the above dally average
"tight Indicate. They arc regulated hv
ava.lable ships. The ship movements
are Irregular, and there are times
when numbers of them put Into port
together and want cargoes immedi
ately. it is in meeting such sudden
demands that the packing Industry
has distinguished itself from other In
l*or example, on? day not manr
weeks ago shipping space for a con
s.derate quaiv.y ?f for>4 became
aval.able o,. few hours' notice. The
P^-ernrnenf a,,. ofi ln Washington
? r' ' ,51 -'i?" packing concerns to
J t.n sh ipp,g me.:t to seaboard .it
1*1 rsir? * Such an
ov.ct h i^i nMor dreamed of ho
r.:Jl t?,o packers the
goods and kept it up t'll the govern
ment wired tiiM s'op or<ler.
On J?veM, occasions the government
bu>lng agents have summoned repre
sentative* of the big packers into con
ference and then told them thu ba.-on
was wanted fn untold amounts "How
much can you stippply?" was -he querv
f. reete,! a- m^h packer r.'presciitaiive
f.d some nr.odi?r;. tu orders b been
? ?"? Mh the l^l*V?WarnifiV..l
"1 ?<?.<?00.000 poumil of melt to
; e ft.-.. ?. . r,.,| jn three weeks. The final
' ' J'ist been made?well
" ? 'i;n the time limit.
No. ajore it, m. .its. but in other
t tings that the industry and its allied
brnnchc'i s-;pp!y, h.ts packer e'llriencv
bee> appar rit j'n;- instan'-e. a sand
piper works received an order by wire
for an cn .rrnous amount of us product
at the earliest possible moment." The
factory buckled down to the task, ran
ofT eighteen miles of sandpaper a yard
w-ide, dried it. cut it up. packed it
and shipped It before the following
morning. h
.These are merely a few Instances of
: "ay the Packers are measuring un
to war demands. They are the ef
machine with which the food
administration Is working In handling
the prodigious tasks which Mr Mc
farthy speaks of |r, his interview.
The whole story of packer useful
told" in" ? ! t>,C Uar ,,annot b?
told in a short letter, however. One
could he written regarding tho de
velopment of any one of dozens of by
products which are proving of in
va!'te to the nation. For ln
PTT" ft. wns iln auxiliary concern
?which enabled the government 1c. over
sionerf b? :r> "?r army oeca
ash s,,m , ''?""an monopoly of pot
"J 2SX. 'X'VZ'- "r*
? hat is used J1 ,l Pac.ver product
woiimlTof o^r sogers'
to sew rhhe,cshois usei!
which the soldiers clean >,,? r W
turn In the trenches I nrtCr ,hc,r
product; the glue which n & Packer
in the manufac t,re ofhair^'reS lnrt?e,v
from the packers tho n ^lnn<>s comes
Pelt coats are' J ck r"0"' Shee"
glycerine for use in explosive
?iln for lubrlcatinL' .? animal
leather for harness cun/"0^8 and
1'ke come largely Pf ? and f,'e
houses. from packing
G 0 V E R N M ErfTsERvi C E
mercia I Secrc^iNeV <J?"< tl}?rn Co?
ourselves to the serv ,1? rc<ledlcate
suhordinatirig all other activiifolIntrJ'>
hereby pledge our every effort tlf'm*"?
State?rtaml 'ivc "" "?'??
oiaies, anil ue assure him that wo ? rn
wire to the President of the I'nlteil
Mates of America and to the Secretary
spentIve/y. <>f th<!
lnmr Tube*. 80xS. fi.tsj S0xS?4. S7.30.
Thert aro brand new tnbea. taken out of
fcew cara, when lnatalltn* Easenkay.
"?VDS r/PJt T/?OVB?/:S
101 North Betridere tttreet,
JUnrtatph aai,
Great Woman Spy
Tells Life Story
A uthor Gives Stirring Revelations
o) German 's Far-Reaching
Espionage System.
It'opyrlshti 1917, by Henri de H&l
auile, by the International
News Bureau, inc.
At the abode of iny mother's old
friend, Madame Varia Nog 1 off, close by
the church of St. Vladimir, I was ef
fusively welcomed. "And you have be
come uti American? Well, I have hoard
of the country. Our Jews go there,
but it is far away, and are they civi
lized, these Americans? We have had
a few of them in this town before, and
all they have said is 'Fancy, Jane, this
place was built by Peter the <ir"at in
171?. Think of that, Jane, in 1710! It
is a very ancient place. We nave
nothing like it is Minneapolis . .
And 1 do not like their talk, it is a
sort of nasal mimicry of the Knglish
speech; and, remember rue well, 1
know English, for iny dear mother
came from th* port of Liverpool, and
her maiden name was Bleasdale."
I likerl Madame Varia Nogloff at
once; she gave me the Impression of
being "genuine." Could she be of use
to me. or had she any friends 1 could
"sound"? ,
To-morrow evening, she informed me,
she was clving a little party in my
honor. Some iifteen guests would be
present. "We shall have some music
and singing. You will enjoy yourself,
1 am sure," cried Madame NoglofT.
Questioning her about the people to
be present, I learned that there would
be two military offlrers and their
wives, a violinist called Stcglau, who
was going to make a Kfat name for
himself in the musical world; a nephew
of the Governor of Kronstadt. and sev
eral other persons whose description
wr^ of no fciKiiltlcance to me.
The nephew of the Governor of Kron
stadt might be of use to rn . Who was
he? I put the question to Madame
"Oh. my dear." replied my mother's
friend, "he is just a most wonderful
young man. I'y profession an engineer,
h^ is always inventing things. Through
his suggestions sorne of the forts have
been reconstructed, and h" is said to
have made vast improvements in the
guns. Ye?. he is the genius of this
Island, which he calls his 'mother.'
When nn Kngl'sh firm were building
the Askold battleship. 1 think it was.
they asked hi:n to the Admiralty at
Petersburg. and this young man's word
was law. ks f ir as Russia Is concerned
Yes. the Knglish asked him to go to
Knplaml somewhere in the North, and
they promised him many thousands of
roubles a u-ar: hut no. young Alex
ander Kovanko will not leave Kron
?:adt a;'v more than a fortnight old
id!','ti will leave her dam. You will
fall in love with him when you see
him handsome as a g<->d. and good
natured. like all good Russians, bur
unlike many Russians. full of
':iurl:'ei Mis laugh is a philosophy in
|tvo f. f.,r it persuades \oit that life
is \\""t!i !! \ i n u It ruffles the silver
i-rvseH of tl;e btars " It was a habit'
? ' Mi lan e N ttake a poetical
(' uht when ? he was enthusiast- ? about
n ?; vt hlnsr
N'epfi | say that Alexander Kovanko
Tin ;o in t ?? rer: me. I might "go i
I 'nrtiiT ard fare orsf " I dfcc'ded-lO J
f UM'vate th" v >iing genM?Wan'& ac-?
? I * i ? * in t a nee.
At the part> given in my honor T am
i f r* id I ,sp?it ni"f <? tune conversing!
with Alexander Kovanko than the rules
?f pohtMies- allow Hut then, to a
young American woman iwhn so fre
quently has no manners at all) much
s fortriven in Kurope.
Young Kovanko | did not find quite
"o handsome as the good N'nglorr repre
sented him lo be; but he was a quite
unusual type of Russian, fair-haired.
blue-eyed, and with none of the bIrt
melancholy In fare or manner. He was
only too eager to speak Kngllsh, and
soon bccamo friendly and communica
tive. At the piano he accompanlcd me
In two <Sr three houks admirably.
"You must give a concert In the
city," he Maid, "we do not Often hoar
such a tine voice aw jours In Kronstadt, :
but perhaps you have that Intention," ,
he added. I told him that 1 hail no
such Intention, and that 1 should never
again sing publicly.
"Why. that is a great loss to the j
musical public. You will miss a great j
career," he said.
! I then explained to Kovanko my rea- .
son for abandoning the profession
"You are here then just for sight- !
\ seeing, for pleasure."
"Ves, 1 have come to spy on Kron
j stadt," I answered with a laugh.
Kovanko laughed, too, more heartily
? than I did.
"That Is good," he cried. "I know
now you are not a spy for" the last thing
a spy would do wouid be to disclose his
i profession ?-unless under compulsion."
"Hut you have had women spies on
the Island before," I said: "I have read
of them."
"Ah. what you have read?pardon my
Faying so?will contain little of the
truth. Only the truth could be learnt
here, in records that the ever kept
under lock and key."
"I read of an Knglishwoman once
who stole ;?lans an? tilings from the
(Jovernor's house, and?"
i "Oh. yes, that Is very many years ago.
but she was detected. There was no
? harm done?and non s done to her. She
was sent back home with a 'flea in h"r
! ear." as the Kngllsh s?.v."
"Hut you are said to be very afraid
of spies In this island." 1 returned.
"What formalities, what precautions
. you take! All th** world has heard of
them "
i "Ye?, but we no longer fear the
woman spy. What there is to be
learnt of tlir* defenses of Krondstadt
?worth learning -could not be nsecr
talned by a woman. The cleverest men
spies ever known have at one time
? >r another tarkl*d us, but they have
always eorne off badly. To-day the spy
knows that Kronstadt Is a grani-te ntit,
to crack which would break his teeth
afid make his gums bleed."
"You imprison the spy when he is
"Oh, yes. he gets punishment enough, j
j although altogether 1 don't quite agree !
with the severity of our laws concern
ing the spy. The really dangerous spy
i is the resident one: but there is no
| r?><5ident spy in Kronstadt these times, 1
Unless he be a Russian, which i3 un- i
"Then my mission here as a spy em- j
ployed by the American government
is futile" I Jokingly replied
"Quite," !i.< added. "Your country
lias enough !?> do with her own affairs,
.^be is the last nation to spy In tho j
region of th" Haltfe."
"Rut 1 bear a Herman name, remem
ber." I said, "and for what you know I
may be a <?erman spy."
The younj Russian laughed loudly.
"Oh. those fierman spies! They do
make zne smil*. Why, there is not a
hand employed on any of otir harbors
who could not smell them as far off
as the fJulf of Danzig. As soon as a
spy enters Kronstadt the very pave
ments whisper his name and his na
tionality; and his visit is always a very '
brief or."?to Kronstadt; but often he
finds that \isir considerably prolonged
east of Petersburg."
"Then I can '?orisider my spying mis
sion at an end'."'
Kovanko laughed again. "Not at
*11." he said, "l?-1 us say it has Just
begun. Now, Miss von Kopf, 1 know
you are only joking?'pulling my leg.'
as th" Knglish say?I will make you J
this offer. I will show you part of the i
i defenses of Kronstadt. Mind you. if
i1 you are ,i spy" < Kovanko looked sgrl-jj
OtM for a moment) "yoti must paf/iipt
with the consequences, iliheria would
I be an uncongeniable and uninterest
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A. Meyer's Son's Co., City:
Gencltmen,?Referring to the Atlas Truck
purchased from you several months ago, our ex
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This truck is rated at three-quarter ton capac
ity. and we have on several occasions loaded this
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The service you have given us on this trnck
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The Atlas Chassis Is scientifically cor
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(To be continued to-morrow.)
People Who .\erd to Handle More
of Their Mow Material
at Home.
In the Manufacturers' Record, Colo
nel Fred Olds, the mi!e-a-m!nute North
Carolina correspondent of several news
papers and magazines, gives utterance
to a wail as follows:
? "Peanuts are produced in great quan
tities in Edgecomb?, Martin, Chowan,
Perquimans. Bertie. Northampton and
other couties; some the Virginia peanut
and the others the Spanish, the latter
being the oil-producer. But, like the
tobaeob, these go out unmanuracturo?.
and during the summer end until the
new crop cornes in there is far too
much idleness in the towns, which
fact greatly impressed the writer, foi
it is in such chnrp contrast to the Pied
mont towns from Kaleigh westward
with their humming factories, manu
facturing products from cotton, tobac
co and other materials. Then, too,
from the east so much crude timber
and lumber go out of the State un- j
manufactured; this also in sharp con
trast to conditions west of Raleigh."
The colonel also furnishes the fol
lowing Mem that is of interest to Rich
mond merchants:
"Strenuous efTorts are being made for
the building of a network of real high- i
ways in the Northeastern section of
the Stato and th? Eastern, with a
Iiridgf across the Roanoke River, at .
Williamston, as a keynote of the
scheme, for that river is the cause of
many troubles, there being no bridge
across It from Weld on to Albemarle
Sound, so that counties are separated
at if by a wall."
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