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STORY CF FARMERS' IRK SN M TIME NOW HKIV(. VUiIITKV 'A I ill dlpauimknt 01 w.iiht l- I I UK WASHINGTON. I), i". The signifi cant part which the American farmer played in. winning the war will he told in a history by the department ot agriculture soon to come from the press. "Food will win the war" was the slogan of the food administration, and the story of how the American farniet. led by the agriculture department, made two grains of wheat grow where one had grown before will for the first time portray the vital role of the farmer in the greatest job in history—that of making the world safe for democracy. However much the country may have been unprepared for the war. from a strictly military standpoint, the department of agriculture was ready. A series of legislative acts passed by congress during the last four years preceding the entrance of America into the conflict made it pos sible for the department to take the leadership in a Campaign for an en larged acreage and a greater produc tion that, despite the decrease in farm labor because of the calling of mill ions of young men to the fighting ranks, made U possible for America to feed not only herself, but her allies. And without America for a granary German militarism probably would long since have been triumph ant, and Germany would have been collecting instead of paying indem nity. True, much of the national legisla tion did not fit for war needa; some had to be amended, some re-made. But by some fortune.the legislation Your Credit and Your Bank / Some,/ day the backing of a good strong bank will stand you in good stead. e In the meantime it is for you to become KNOWN at your habk—at this Person ality, or character, •is a big aaeet in business today. So get acquainted with the of ficers of your bank* ist them know you by something store than the money you hare to your credit. Then some day,,if you should want credit extended, your bank Will be in a much better position'to serve you.. " Let's get acquainted. It will be a pleasure to meet you and to explain our service Tneth ode to you. Olympla National Bank The Bank of Service and Courtesy t " 1 * i r, i The New Autographic Kodak furnishes, a conven ient way to keep records of the dates and places of your Outings, your Vaca tion Trips, names of friends, age of chil dren and any other memorandum you wish to make at the time you are taking the picture. Let us show you how simple it is. PRICES: $1 00 to $60.00. Prigmore&Sears The Rexail Store Olympia t < iIIIJI " lllte ' .1 ' i ' ' pi..Us ,v ■■/ ;i. ,i ,tlt,' n el :• ■ ju 'ital 1 « ; ■|., . ~ ; tilt ; Ml and lion." nin •< » :l■' 1 . I':." > f u ' lishltig definite stanrntt is ' > ' tln in ral fa nil 'mi. tin ai: ■ 1 aiir.g a ..bat.km- '"in . •b ; > the needs ot the ;'a".i« r -.d taking! him from 'ln duli'es < the 1 irn.- mortgage bit a9m :• ..til tiis <•: >rl taut interest charges. n prow.-ion m tin- federal reserve :ic : ithotizing hanks to lend mum v on .. ill mort gages: 'he federal aid road act. pro viding io r aid to states in road build ing. all ot which, enacted by Demo cratic congresses within the four years prior to LM7, served to meet very definite needs in mobilizing the nation's agricultural resources for wn r. Two days after a state of war was declared to exist Secretary of Agri culture Houston held a conference at St. Louis with representatives of agri cultural colleges and state depart ments of agriculture to plan a pro gram for the stimulation of food pro duction. The thing had to be done immediately, and under a handicap. There was a greatly reduced man power. A million farmers and farm work ers went into the military service Other hundreds of thousands were taken awav hy other war industries, munitions plants, shipyards, etc. Much of the material that goes into farm machinery had to go for imple ments of warfare. Fertilizer was hardly to he had. Nothing the farm er required was to be had as easily or as cheaply as before, and some things weren't to be had at all. As one of the department's experts put it: "Here again was Israel set to make bricks without straw —and made them." The story of results is best told In figures. The first year of the country's par ticipation in the war. 19IT. witnessed the nation's record for acreage plant ed—2B3,ooo,ooo acres of the leading cereals, potatoes, tobacco and cotton —a gain of 22,000,000 acres over 1916 and of 35,000,000 acres over the last previous five-year average. In 1918, for the same crops, this was increased to 289,000.000 acroes. Despite adverse weather conditions the aggregate yield of the leading cereals in 1917 was 5,796,000,000 bushels, exceeding any previous year but one. Equally striking were the results of the efforts to secure an ampler supply of meat and dairy products and of every kind of food on which a people subsist. One of thtf most striking facts is that despite the exportation of horses and of mules and of other live stock, cattle, sheep and hops was greater during the war than ever before, in each class a marked Increase in the number remaining on the farms is shown by the latest reports. Thus, while consumption and exportation were greater than ever before, the increase in production was stilt greater. When the .armistice was signed. America had "just begun to fight.", and tun} also just begun to produce. Rifle (Tub Reorganize*. B. W. Davis was elected president, R. L. Bartrem secretary, William Bliniips treasurer and Eld McClarty range officer of the Olympia Ritle club, at the annual meeting and re organisation Tuesday evening. Of ficers of the club, which is affiliated with the National Rifle Association, plan to stimulate interest in its ac tivities and will hold another meeting July 8 to enroll new members. GRAYS HARBOR HAS WONDERFUL SPRUCE ONE TREE. 585 YEARS OLD, (JIVES ITS WOOD FOR AIRPLANES In making an intensive study of the growth of sitka stfTuce, the for estry service is now engaged in sur veying the scenes of operation of va rious airplane spruce enterprises throughout Oregon and Washington, The Grays Harbor district holds the record for having the largest and old est spruce tree. It is located close to the Olympic highway. 11 miles north of Humptulips near the Qui nault Burn in the Olympic National forest. The tree was t'eiled in clear ing to make the camp site safe at the scene of the "H. H. ft S." opera- I tions. This giant is 141! inches D. ]!. H.. diameter hreast hight. On the stump 11.6 feet from the ground level, the diameter is 112.6 inches, a little over ft feet 4inches. The tree was wind broken at a point 15." feet from the ground and was 6 9 inches in di ameter at this point. The tirst four 32-foot logs would scale a total of 44.110 board feet. The annual rings show this tree io be 573 years old on the stump. 11.6 feet from the ground le\el. or about 585 years of age in all. This tree was a sapling some two inches m di ameter when Columbus was discover ing America away back in 1492 and was then at the goodlv age of 158 years. Though not the oldest spruce of which there is record, thio is the oldest one noted during this survey. 111' \V ,-lV<, "<>*' STANDARD, OLVMI'IA, WASII.. KRIDAV. .lI'NK 27. 1919 GERMANY 10 M TREATY SATURDAY i i < i- ,i, i:\ KnT WILL i AM: I'i. K \ I \ I IIS.VILLI- > ON j'liKsl ST I*l. \Ns Wr-ailles. the scene of the pro-; chiiiirng of the German empire af- : ter .he defeat of France in 187U, »viil witness Saturday afternoon the; final act in that empire's dream oi world conquest, the signing of the' p-acc treaty by which Germany' acknowledges quiet for the wo/rid war and unconditionally admits de feat. Kfforis were being made at Paris Thursday to arrange for the signing of the treaty at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon. The council of three is apparently satisfied with the semi official assurances that the Germans would he on hand. Hermann Mueller, the foreign min ister, and Dr. Dell, the colonial min ister, it was announced in Berlin Thursday, have been selected as the German envoys to sign the peace terms. President Wilson plans to leave Paris Saturday night, after the treaty is signed, sailing from Brest 011 Sun day. Two events of the week — ( t lie sinking of the entire German fleet by order of Its admiral, and the es cap'e from Holland to Germany of the former crown prince Wednesday —cast serious doubt on Germany's intentions •to respect the treaty pro visions. while the internal condition in Germany is reported to be acute and civil war imminent. In regards to the former Germany has been notified by the allies that they possess the right to punish the persons responsible for the destruc tion of the German ships and t. pool led reparation for the loss. The sinking of the fleet is denounced as a violation of the armistice and a de liberate breach in advance of the con ditions of peace. News of the escape of the former crown prince caused a considerable stir in peace conference circles. While it is not felt that he is a figure around which the reactionaries *nd monarchists would gather enthusi astically, nevertheless his act is re garded as an eveht o fconsiderable significance in view of other* German recalcitrancy. WELCOME HOME I DAY CELEBRATION Continued from Page One, Revolution, Yeoman float, Knlghta of Columbus, Tacoma band, floats and delegation; Olympia Lodge B. P. O. E. No. 186; Loyal Legion of Loggers and Lumbermen, Boys and Oirlß of Thurston county, Christian church, Y.' M. C. A., W, C. T. U., Carpenters' union, Shipyard Employes' union. In dependent Order of Odd Fellowd, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Alpha May Camp Royal Neighbors; Bapiigt church. Degree of Honor, Parent- Teacher association, Sunset club, Campflre Girls, Teamsters' union, Gar risdn logging trucks, Thurston county Granges. Olympia band, Capital Mu sic company. Auto Supply company, James Brewer company, C. T. & R. company, Northwest Fruit Products company, Roae-Nepple Auto Co.„j Olympia Music company. Tenino del egation, Tono and other county dele gations, decorated cars, Olympia Are department. Resides the Pomona float, the Mc- Lane, Alert, Brighton Park and Pleas ant Glade Granges were represented in the parade. McLane with the most oars,- Alert with the most prettily decorated. Of the outside communi ties of the county, Tenino and Tonoj were the only ones represented, and Tono sent the largest delegation. The formal exercises of the day took place at Priest Point, park, as soon after the parade as the crowd could gather there, free transporta tion being provided. These exercises I started with the playing of patriotic i airs by the massed hands. Mayor Jesse T. Mills gave the ad dress of welcome, to which Attorney General L. L. Thompson, an ex-mem ber of the navy, and commander of the local American Legion post, re sponded on behalf of the service njen. Then, after the playing of the French national air, the "Marseillaise." by flip bands, the address of the day was delivered by Major General Johnson, the exercises closing with "The Star Spangled Banner." The barbecue of three big steers, with Chef Sticklin as the chief dis penser, was then served, with coffee. ! milk and sugar and, dinner disposed of, (be crowd joined in a community ( smg under the direction of W. A. Mc -1 Carthy, War Camp Community Song j bender of Tacoma. Ten young girls : mined in a beautiful pageant of aes- thetic dancing and then, as the bands played a concert, the rest of the af j ternoon was devoted to a series of athletic contests in which the service , men participated, staged under the direction of the American Legion. 1 Tn the evening the bands played j another concert on tne downtown 'streets and later on the crowd drlft i ed to the big free dances nt the Turn water club and Central hall Take Life Easy Get Under One of Our New Straws Our Hat Department affords a complete new line of seasonable headwear for the whole family —for less. Genuine South American Toyo Panamas Panamas Toyo Panamas, in all the new shapes; extra fine bleached Straws— Al i^r~ elt7indstapleshape! ' eitra 52.50 53.00 $3.50 Hs7 - " „ Straw Hats Very good quality, in all shapes. Our . Also a complete line of Straw Hats, for work Leader— and dress— ss 25c to $2 m Sun Hats, in canvas, for men and boys. Whether for the children, ladies or meh, in head wear YOU CAN ALWAYS DO BETTER AT Mottman Mercantile Company Olympia Washington WILSON TO OPPOSE I AMY TREATY CHAN*«E I Continued from Fage.One. ator Lodge, chairman of the foreign relations committee, it can be sta'ed that the president takes the positive view that negotiations will havo to be reopened with the nations party !to the peace treaty to determine \vhether they can associare »-th I America under the remodeled terms. ; There will be a strong maintenance iof the view that treaty negotiations I are solely with the president. Also the senate and the country will be re | minded that the president can with draw the treaty. As to this power of the president there is no dispute. Reservation amendments by the sen ate'might present a situation involv ing the exercise by the president of his power to withdraw the treaty. The attitude of the president is that it is now the duty of tbe senate to either adopt the treaty or kill It* If the senate is opposed to the league of nations, the president Is determined the membership of that body shall make direct confusion to the country and not cover opposition by the expedient of attempted reser vations or amendments. If the sen ate is to reject the treaty, and the position of President Wilson is that reservations will be the equivalent of killing the treaty, it is to be made plain that in the opinion of the Amer ican peace delegation the peace of the world will be indefinitely delayed r*BSWT lAftC Tacotna's Exclusive Boys' Suit Shop, sixth floor of Fidelity Bldg. (take elevatpr), 11th and Broadway, Tacoma. There is where money is saved. Double seat and knees in every suit, making them last twice as long. 3-4-tf .<• • - ■ ■ 1 1 Buy better bread —buy thd best bread —nothing like it. It is known as Roman Meal bread. You can get it in Olympla. (Adv. 5-ltf). DRY WOtiD. 16-inch green wood. Has not been in water. Special rates five or more cords. Quick deliver)'- Olympic Fuel, Transfer & Storage Co., phone 889. * (Adv 2-3-tf) There is no health bread made as good as Roman Meal Bread, which is for sale by Reder & Phillips. (Adv. 4-3-tfß). X LADIES! We save you $5 to |ls on coats, suits and dresses. Women's Wear Shop—the store of small ex pense—6o9 Fidelity building, Taco ma. (Adv. 5-2-tfß). Wanted —At Springhill Farm, fouc or five girls, one women for chap erone, to pick loganberries. Bunk house, stove, springs, mattresses and wood. Springhill Farm, "Home of the Loganberry Juice," a good place to spend your vacation. Picking will commence about July 8. Phone or write A. A. Tibbette, Llttlerock. Wash. (Adv. 6-3-tf.) For Sale —Registered Holstein bull, 3 years old; also milch cow. Phone 16L19. or write J. C. Wheeler. Olym pia. Rt. 4. (Adv. 6-4-2t)» Wanted —Pasture for two horses Phone 382 Y. (Adv. 6-4-1*) Pictures and Frames OIL PAINTINGS and MAXFIELD PARISH PRINTS 0 0 We have some beautiful oil-paintings by Lie Tre ville, the famous California artist, niul artistic frames to match. Our framing is all done by an expert. We have just unpacked an elegant assortment of band carved picture frames. Nothing mattes a more appropriate GIFT for the JUNE BRIDE than a beautiful picture. « / ' t THE BOOKSTORE O. 0. GOBS, President J. M. SHELLEY, Seoy.-Treu. * Keep Your Honey Busy at Home Every dollar legitimately spent In your home town increases the value of your own property. Every dollar saved in your home town insures the future value of your own property. It also helps to insure continued prosperous opportunity for yourself and fartiily. You can't travel far enough to find anything better than that. This bank for nearly thirty years has stood for the upbuilding of Olympla and the community generally. It Is offering you every soundly established facility banking can offer for business success. It Is reminding you now of the opening opportunities right here for lgylng the foundation of success combined with wholesome living while you are attaining jt. * CAPITAL NATIONAL RANK Our Vulcanizing and Re treading Work is done under Tons of Pressure • so that the liquidized rubber and cement are cooked directly into the 4'abric, creating a permanent union, instead of merely a heat-dried patch. This enables us to guarantee ouf work to outlast the tire. USED TIRES BOUGHT AND SOLD NEW METHOD TIRE SHOP BEGG BROS., Props. **-. - Ti 218 West Fourth Street Olympiu The only machine and method between Tuuoma and Aber deen.