FOOD OF ARMY
TO BE TESTED
Laboratory for Guarding
Against Poisons Installed
A food tasting: laboratory will be
Installed In the central office o? the
B'jbeiatence Division of the Quarter
master Corps, according tn a state
ment issued by the War Department
yeeterday. The laboratory will be
provided with th? equipment neces
sary for testing the finality of all
food products. The addition of thia
laboratory to the machinery of the
Subsistence Division is a part of the
program of unceasing watchfulness
that non? bnt the best foods are pro
vided for th? army.
All fooda specified for us? In the
army will be available for demonstra
tion ?t all times In the laboratory.
The services of a "number of chemists
will be required for food testing.
Open Oet-aber Feed Bids.
Bids on the October food require
ments for the array In the United
States will be opened n?xt Saturday
at 12 o'clock In the office of the Quar
termaster General In Washington.
Prominent Item? in the subsistence
requirements are: 1.163.700 pounds of
white corn meal. 671,000 pounds of
yellow corn meal. 2.128,000 pounds of
Issue salt. 174,908 ?gallons of issue
syrup, 297.31S cans of baking powder.
2,S49.eoo pounds of issue soap, ?T?.'??
botti?? of vanilla extract, S3.90-6 bottle*
of lemon extract, and 1.011.294 cans
of assorted jams.
riekle Offer, Laekla?.
The subsistence division of the Quar
termaster Corps has received bids or
Community Center News
Outdoor motion pictures in the
stadium of the Central ? High
Community dancing in the ar
mory and outdoor, dancing on the
Instruction in swimming and
Classic Dancing Club activities.
Social dant'inic indoor and out
door at Thomson Community Cen
ter. Twelfth and L street? north*
Miner Normal Community Cen
ter. Georgia avenue near Howard
place, free motion pictures and
Rhythmic Players* Club under
the direction of Glenna Smith Tin
nin will meet In the Propagating
Gardens near the Washington
Monument. "This club is prepari!?*?,
to present the Masque of Monda
min at the Central High School
on the evening of November li?.
It is to be rhythmic interpretation
of the Spirit of the Harvest.
! les? than lOO.ooO of the ..30,000 gallons
of small picklea required for the men |
of the army overseas. l_argr_r pickles
than those specified by the army
specifications will be used to relieve
' th? shortgae until the new crop Is in.
The use of vinegar made from
watermelons is being considered by
! the subsistance division. The water
melon jin<f?~i is regarded as a splen
did product, and the cost of production
is leu than that of cider vinegar.
Federation of Federal Em
Opens in Chicago.
Th? second annual convention of th*
National Federation of Federal Em
ployes opened yeaterday In Chicago,
with addresses by John Fltzpatrick.
president of the Chicago Feder.illon
of Labor;-E. J. Nockels, secretary,
and Misa Agnes Nestor, legislative
chairman of the National Women'?
Trade Calori League, according to a
telegram received at the federation
headquarter? in Washington yester
day from Thos. H. J. Qulnn. director
The convention will deal not only
with questions affecting the civil
service, but will probably endorse an
after-war program of mea?ures to re
lieve the expected industrial crisis. A
resolution introduced by J. O. Gur
ley. delegate from Washington Local
No. 2. will ask the convention to
study and promote legislation for old
age, health and unemployment Insur
ance, minimum wage legislation, and
encouragement of the back-to-the
land movement by taxation of unused
? agricultural tracts. Endorsement will
also be asked for readjusted ln
| come, Inheritance and excess profita
taxes after the war, to redistribute
the burden of government, and con
trol of price? of necessities In order
to protect the worker and the con
Wan? Retlre??e?t Law.
A? applying to the civil service
particularly, it is expected tint the
convention will provide for a broad
organization campaign, measure? to
bring about reorganization of the
I civil service on a stral_'it efficiency
I basis, the immediate passage of a
retirement law. and of the Nolan
I minimum wage bill which is now
Last night the women delegates
I to the convention were guests of
I honor at a dinner given by the Na
I tional Women's Trade Union League.
| Wednesday night a^ma.s meeting
I will be held, with addresses by
President Luther C. Steward, of the
National Federation: Mrs. Raymond
I Hoblns. president of the National
I Women's Trade Union League, and
The Horrible Handicap
Of Poisoned Blood
The Innocent Suffer Even Unto
toe Third and Fourth Genera
tions?. But Relief Is Now
it has Inn?; been accepted as a
matter of course that the sins of the
fathers must oe sufTered by Innocent
posterity, yet it is hard to become
reconciled to this condition. The
heritage of physical infirmity is a
handicap under which thousands
must face the battle of life.
Scrofula is probably the most no
ticeable of the transmitted blood
disorders, though there are other
more severe diseases of the blood
that pass from" one generation to an
other. No matter what inherited
blood taint you may be laboring un
der. S. S. S. offers hope. This
I re m efe- has been in general use for
' more than fifty years. It is purely
v ?retable, and contains not a par
ticle of any chemical, and acts
promptly on the blood by routine
all traces of the taint, and restor
ing it to absolute purity.
Some of the most distressing
cases of transmitted blood poison
| have yielded to the treatment of
S. S. Bh and no case should be con
sidered incurable until this great
remedy has been given a thorough
. trial. S. S. S. acts as an antidote
to every impurity in the blood. You
can obtain it at any drug store. Our
chief medical adviser will take
I pleasure In giving you without cost
? any advice that your individual case
f requires. Write today to Swift
Specific Co.. 433 Swift Laboratory,
i Atlanta, Ga.^-Adv.
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Most of the schoolgirls in Seattle are -guilty of this new fad?guilty,
beoause it means saving the pennies, and thus helping to put Wilhelm
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Delightfully simple?and patriotic.
TWO YANKS ROUT GERMANS
FROM MOUNTAIN VILLAGE
Hun Troops Evacuate Stronghold When Dis
covered by Two Privates on Yolun
With the American forces on the
Lorraine Front, Sept. 9.? Two lone
American privates prowling behind
the German line in Alsace on volun
tary patrol work forced a whole com
pany of Germans to evacuate a small
mountain village nearly three miles
behind the lines for more than six
The story was first learned tn its
entirety today by questioning German
Several days ago two privates
Jones and Bourke are their names?
asked permission to go on a patrol.
They left our lines at sunset, mai,
their way easily across Na Man's
I-and and entered a ravine between
two mountain posts held by tho
Once they approached within a few
yarda of the German outposts but
they skirted it and continued on their
way through the valley making rapid
progresa. Seeing none of the eneinv
patrols they made their way four
I kilometers (two-and-a-half miles) be
I hind the German lines, when suddenly
they found them-selves In the out
skirts of a village.
In the clear starlit night they saw
Germans moving about in the streets.
"Let's take a pot shot at 'em," said
"You're on," replied Jones.
Whereupon the two Americans, far
from reinforcements, turned their
rifles loose and sent a dozen bullets
rattling Into the main street of the'
A wild yellng greeted the first vol
ley. Germans were soon running
about them. Several shots were fired
in the direction of the Yankees who
again opened fire.
There was a light answer from the
German riflemen. The Americans
turned and fled to the darkness of the
ravine as fast a? their legs could
About midnight they made their
way back to our Une?? The return
was slower because they feart-d an
ambuscade was prepared for them.
They reported the results of their
trip to the company commander and
pointed out on a map the line of their
prowl, finally fixing the village Into
which they had fired.
Naturally the commander received
the story with considerable suspicion,
believing the boys wore "stringing"
him, but their tale was true. Our
observers reported tHe village unoc
cupied by the Germans, who were not
seen In the town until late the fol
lowing forenoon. This, too, was com
municated to headquarters. Hut the
two facts were not immediately con
Vinally the story of the two pri
vates was confirmed when three Ger
man prisoners were questioned.
"Why did you evacuate ?- village
a few mornings ago?" asked our In
telligence officer of them.
"A lot of your men or>ened fire <??
us one night. We thought a big at
tack was coming and retired. Later
we reoccupled the place after our
patrols had gone up in daylight and
discovered that no Americans were
That was the reply of one prisoner.
He looked exceedingly rrestfall?1!!
when he lea rued his company had
been routed by two Yanks.
TO BE. PLENTY
Gen. Wood Pledges Com
plete Equipment for
There will be no shortage of cloth
: ina; for the big now army io be formed
from the next draft ts the pledge of
j Brig. Gen. R. E. Wood. Acting Quar
termaster General of the army.
He aleo made public the fact that
the government lost no money in the
; raincoat frauds. Two million dollars
was involved, but the contractors were
the losers, he said. "We cancelled
the contracts and then what raw ma
terial they had in process we com
mandeered. We relet the contract? to
new firms that" were not Implicated.
It lost u? a month ?n production hut
it 1? better to have no raincoats at all
than defective ones.
"The troubles In equipping the army
last fall were partly due to the fart
that they didn't know where the m.i
tertal waft. We have a *to?'*< report
now. At the end of each month we
know all the clothing in the State?,
from the factory to the man's back,
and just where it is. We have a
i "Suppose there are ?.,?,??? men call? il
in October. Thirty days before, the
general staff notifies me of the dis
tribution of that draft. We notify
the camp quartermaster of the num
ber of me?i coming. They look over
the stocks on hand, and if they are
short they notify the Depot Quar
termaster of their requirement?. If
] the Depot Quartermaster ia short he
? notifies us here in Washington, and
j we order shipments direct from the
j factories to the depot and then out
| to the camp.
Greater Strata ( omina;.
"After this month there ?hould be
2,000.000 men to be called between
October 1 and July 1. . Our greatest
strain Is going to come in the next
three months. "We have got to outfit
the draft? called in September, Octo
ber, November and December. The
staff gave us a program in Marcii be
fore the Picardy drive that they were
going to call about 100.000 men a
month. They changed thi? to 1?6.000
the ffrst of April, to 300,000 the first
of May, to 250.000 the flr?t of Jun?
and to 345.000 the first of July.
?'Now mind you, that increaae alone
was more than all the September
draft but In ?pite of that we got the
stuff, got the troop? and outfitted
every man that went overaea?.
"Every man get? hi? woolen outfit
before he goes over ?ea?. They
don't carry any cotton equipment
over there. There are ?utflcient
stocks over there to ln?ura every
man having a full supply and we
are continuing heavy shipment?. *We
will ship 1,000,000 blanket? thia
Regarding; officer? uniform? th?
general ?aid that the government wu?
buying cloth and letting contract?
for the uniform?. If tha officer?
want to have their uniform? tailor
ed they may buy the ?tandard good?
and make their own arrangement?
with the tailors, but the govern
ment i? seeking to get a ?t?ndni.l
price on officers' uniform?. Heady
made uniforms should b? suitable
I for about ninety per cent of the
Ionic-is and effect a big ?u.lng foi
AID FOOD HEAD
Association Pledges Help
to Administrator for
The loci! food adnjuilstiallo;! in Its
determination to obtain the most
beneficial results possible from the
fair price list will have the support
and co-or'rntlon of the retail grocers
in a statement Issued vesterday by
the Retail Grocers' Protective Asso
ciation, local retailers are urged to
apprehend those who may be guilty
of violating the order of The adminis
tration. A mass meeting haa been
called by the association for Wed
nesday evening at 8 o'clock, at Per
Wilson Addre**rs Meettag.
Clarence R. Wilson, Federal food
administrator- for the District, has
signifi?e* his intention to be present I
and address the meeting. It is ex
pected other officials of the adminis
tration and officers of the association
will also speak,
r?an-, art beSng completed by the
local administrator for the listing of
the local stores as "minimum'* or
??maximum" and selling at the maxi
mum pr'ci quoted on lb- .hi? pr'ce
list w'll be segregated from th?-?**?
selling at the minimum prices. Lach*
grocer will have a sign ?KatVg 10
which class he belongs. Ko isewivrs
will be celled upon to buy at the
lowest icssible price.
Foo? Administrator Hoover hr>s ar
TaCunced he stands behind the local
administrator and will give hiri. every
possible aid ln bringing about the
best conditions. With this powerful
baekln. it Is expected that the fair
price Uet will be som*'what bette?
observed than previously.
Intercoastal Waterway Fa
vored by Southern Com
Following the suggestion offered by
Governor Dorsey of Georgia at the
banquet held at the University Club
last nig At, the Southern Commercial
Congress has called a conference of
leaders in the commercial life of th?
south at Atlanta for <>? roher 14 to
discuss plans for presenting their in
tercoastal canal project at the con
vention to be held at Baltimore, in
In a short address delivered at the
banquet the Governor briefly de
scribed the plan as a scheme to con
nect the South with the East by a
Fla., to Saint Marks,
?anal running from ffaint Marys,
W ill Redare r^ianu Rowte.
He declared that the plan was not
merely a war measure but the'logi<-'al
sequence to the Panama Canal. He
pointed out that the profKMMd water
way would cut the distante to the
Pacific by 300 miles.
The Governor has been in Wash
ington for the last week to lay the
plan beore the Southern Comm-rcial
Congress. He ended his addiess last
night by inviting the October 14 con
ference to meet in Atlanta, wh??re he
promised the delegates thoy would be
wol'Oirif'l by the whole state.
Senator Hoke Smith of Georgia as
sured the members of the conference
that Congress would not hesitate to
provide fund? not only tn restore our
(lag to its place on the high scaa but
to maintain it in that position. He
pointed out the fact that the pro
posed canal would be of great assist
ance to this country In our trade with
South America after the war. He
suggested that much of the work on
the subject might be done by return
An invitation to attend the annual
convention of the Southern Commer
cial Congress In Baltimore next De
cember waa extended by Mayor
1'resston of Baltimore.
The economic advantages of the
intercoastal canal were emphasized
by ?, G. McLedon, secretary of the
State" of Georgia
Senator Fletcher of Georgia spoke
of the great advantage to be derived
from the diversion of trade from the
congested ports of the east to the
south. Other speakers were W. T.
I Anderson, publisher of the Macon
j Telegraph, and Charles II. Hall Davis
of Petersburg. Va. Clarence J. Owens,
j manager of the Southern Commercial
\ Congress, presided.
'lu* sts at the banquet were: Hon.
Hugh M. Horsey, governor of Geor
gia; Senator Duncan V. Fletcher, of
Florida; Senator Hoke Smith, of
Georgia; Representative Larsen, of
Georgia; Representative Parke, of
Georgia; Mayor James H. Preston,
of Baltimore; Clarence J. Owen?,
managing director of the Southern
Commercial Congress; William H.
Satandera, treasurer of the Southern
Commercial Congress; Huprh E.
Phillip?, chief cerk of the Southern
Commercial Congress; Mr. Rogers,
director o fthe Bureau of Census of
the I'nited States Department of
Commerce; Hon. S. G. McI_edon, sec
retary for the State o fGeorgia;
Hon. John N. Holder, speaker of the
house of representatives of Georgia;
W. T. Anderson, publisher of the
Macon Telegraph ; L?. A. Frodock.
member of the Georgia house of
representatives; Capt. Seaton Grant
land, member of the Georgia house
of representatives; Hon. C. A. Rick
er, member of the Georgia counsel
of defense; Hon. S. B. Btown, mem
ber o fUie Georgia counsel of de
fense; Mr. J. A. Becker, MaJ. F. E.
Callaway, Charles Hall Davis, of
Petersburg, Va.; Hon. J. H. Small,
chairman of the House Committee
on Rivers and Harbors; C. H. Stauf
fer and F. C. Elliott.
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D"*. Pr*t_tn?nd ?????G??? York Pfcyaletan
tnd Medic*) Author, aayi phy??_un, ahounj
preaenbe more orf-nie iron?NnxMedlron?
lor ibe-r patient??lay? ??????-iroOaietici.
,.,-??,_,, ,h- irrjint curte to ibi bea.-h
?U.nrth. vitality and beauty of tbe modem Amrr
Icm Woo??.? Sound? waminr if-inat gsrof ot
tante ifoo which may injure tbe teeA. eorro-tie
the atomaeh and In ?K>me est?t thereby ?io ?ore
bara than rood, *+riot*w*MO?only nuxmieoiron,
taken ihr? lime? per day after meat* It will
merest* tbe w<ntf4b ind endurance of wok.
nef,__?. rundown ic-V?. in two ?e-fcrtimc in
BttViy ti**taacet P-n-mW ht aft frf enttttm.
TO BE STUDIED
Experts Arrive in England
to Analyze Food
A committee of men skilled In
agricultural problems has Just ar
rived In Kurland accordtnt? to the De
partment of Agriculture, to study
i food production in England and on
; the continent.
The use of machinery, assignment
1 of labor In farming operation and the
| livestock situation will be the princl
; pie things taken up. ^
I The personnel of the committee Is
'? as follow?: Dr. W. O. Thompson,
? chairman, president Ohio State I'nl
verslty, Columbus Ohio: Mr. Carl
Vrooman, Assistant Secretary' of
Agriculture; Mr. R. A. Pearson.
[ president Iowa filate College of
? Agriculture and Mechanic Art.?, Ames, j
: Iowa; Mr. ?? F. Hunt, director of the
! Agricultural Experiment Station and
j dean of the College of Agriculture.
; University of California. Berkeley,
I Cal ; Mr. D. R. Coker, farmer and
j member of National Agricultural
? Advisory Committee. Hartsville. S. C. :
Mr. Wm. A. Taylor, Chief Bureau
of Plant Industry. V. 8. Department
of Agriculture, Mr. George M. Rom
mel, T?hlef Animal Husbandry Divi
sion. Bureau of Animal Industry, V.
S. Department of Agriculture; Mi j
George R. Arao. specialist In cotton ?
business methods. Bureau of Market.?, j
U. S. Department of Agriculture; Mr.
?John F. Wilmeth, administrative
assistant. Bureau of Markets, De
partment of Agriculture.
The committee will secure -renerai
information regarding food production
conditions in* England, France, and
Italy, so that, when they return, they
will be able to reveal the needs more
effeqUvely to the leader? of agrlcul
??t??? the T"nited States and to
They will also study agricultural
problems In England, France, and
Italy, including the use of machinery
and the assignment of labor In farm
ing operations, the live-stock situa
! tion. the depletion of herds and the
?j probable extent to which Europe may
I' call on this country for lire stock to
replenish herds, the seed situation and
the probabilities of securing supplies
from Europe, and similar matters.
Tke Typku? IB Jerusalem
?'Jerusalem has not only many cases
of typhus, but the doctors lay the
disease is on the increase,'* says Theo
dore Waters, In The Christian Herald.
"How can they help but be? Filth
and soualor among the Inhabitant?-,
?conditions unsanitary to the last de
\ gree. People living as they did a ?
I thousand years ago It is not the I
fault of the present suthorities. They ?
, have done all they can up to date to !
?change matters for the better. But!
the Job is huge?bigger. In fact, than'
one can appreciate without close In
vestigation. It Is the heritage left'
by past rulers. ?"Onturieg of fatalism
I and oppression have left the seal of I
? their influence upon the people and
'they are not to l?e ?-hanged In a day." |
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