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THE MEADE COUNTY NEWS
Established. January II. IOOO WEHRLE & WEHRLE PublUkan ACNES WEHRLE, Owaar aad Editor Entered at the poetoffica. At Meaile, Kansas, for tianamUsioa through the mails as Second Class Matter Published Every Thursday Subscription, Ji.oo per year in advance Adrertising Rates: Display, .10 per inch; Locals, .05 per line. Over fifteen lines charged for at the rale of .15 per inch What Is America's Duty To Its Allies And To Itsself In The War For Democracy Since this relpublic has joined France. Great Britain and their al lies in the war on Prussianisni events have moved with amazing swiftness. We have taxed ourselves billions. We have loaned our allies haa dreds of millions. We have taxed ourselves to build one of the world's greatest navies. We have undertaken to feed, fi nance, fuel, munition, and supply our allies.' We have taxed ourselves to provide ships to transport all needed supplies and to overcome allied losses thru U-boat ravages. We will tax ourselves many hun dreds of millions to build aircraft and to train aviators to help over come the common enemy. We have resorted to conscription of our young manhood to build up a great army. All this seemed necessary. The people in general, have approved the war program of the president and congress thus far, to "make the world safe for Democracy." . . Our fancied isolation is gone. Our dream of universal peace is dissipat ed. We are in the world war and of it. We are an inseparable part of a war-mad world of nations. Wheth er we like it or not, the United States is driven, for self-protection, to be come a STRONG MILITARY NA TION, We see now that until the world tires of war and finds a way to last ing peace, we must, be strong enough to KEEP AMERICA SAFE FOR DEMOCRACY. The people of this republic, we be lieve, are willing to make every nec essary sacrifice to accomplish Amer ica's legitimate purpose in this war W; are not sure however, that they know just what this legitimate pur pose Is. We are not sure that THEIR representatives, in charge of THEIR government, are entirely clear as to just what we ought to do or h far we ought to go. So it might be well, at this stage of th war game, for all of us to stop long eaaugb to size ourselves up and see where we stand, and And out what we agree is our duty to our ALLIES and to OURSELVES One duty is to supply from our surplus tthft .'needs ,of our allies. Their chief pressing needs, we 'ife informer), are ships, money, food, munitions, fuel, and supplies. We are supplying the money by billions We are going to build ships to the limit of our capacity. We have entered upon a national conserva tion policy that there may be food for them. We are furnishing all the munitions they want befond their own manufacturing capacity. We will supply fuel if deed be. Do they need soldiers too? Are the ranks of our allies so de pleted that it is our duty to rush to Europe a million untrained, unseas oned soldiers? If the urgent need of our allies is shipfl, more ships, and still more ships to haul provisions and supplies will we have ships enough to trans port also a million Americansoldiers and the food, supplies, and munit ions thep will need? If it takes two years' training and seasoning to make a trench fighter of an English lad, won't it take just as long to make an American dov fit for fighting? And couldn't we furnish our allies shius. more ships, and still more ships with less strain if we trained our boys to fight right here in Amer ica and hauled rood ana supplies 10 them on railroads instead of ships? If our allies have shot their bolt if the? have run out of seasoned soldiers, if England has sent to France all her soldiers who are fit to fight if France and Italy have used ud their available reserves way, then, perhaps, the need of our sol diers on the western irom is urgcm But if England still has several million fit reserves if France has one million and Italy two million men war economy in the common allied cause would suggest that we feed,, train, season, supply and other wise caie fur our own soia ers r.ere in America until they are actually Japan has a trained and seasoned army of over two million, and tho she was one of the original entente, she has risked neither ships nor men. Couldn't Japan rush at leas: a million of her fit fighters to the front to stand the Prussians off while we are seasoning our men? Our government can easily get the facts about how many fit reserves our allies have. Wouldn't it help us all to find out just what oiw duty as an ally is, if our government would get these facts and give them to the people? Wouldn't it help us to determine whether it is really urgent or actual ly necessary that we rush a conscrip army past U-boat danger to the bat tlefields of Europe? Havn't the people a right to know what the purpose of THEIR gov- ernment is, in the matter Of using conscripted American manhood. If it is the purpose to send a mill ion soldiers to Furope within a year what sane objection can there be to telling the American people all about it? The people won't demand to know just when the soldiers sail, on what boats, or from what ports. They won't ask for information that would jeopardize their ships, or sol diers. But they have a right to know what THEIR government intends to do with their dollars and their boys, in our part of the prosecution of this war for democracy. Won't it be better for our people, our government, our democracy, our allies and the world democracy for which we strive, if the people are kept reasonably well-informed as to what THEIR government is doing and intends to do? Isn't that the surest, safest, way to KEEP AMERICA SAFE FOR DE MOCRACY Hutchinson Gazette. Editor Brown, of the Engle wuod Enterprise, was a Mead visitor iast Saturday. He was enrpute to Kansas City and came this far with Ned Snyder. Mesdames Fee, Murphy, and Amphlett went to Fowler last week where tbey assisted in the organization of a Red Cross branch. Spend Your Vacation this Summer on the Northern Lakes Countless resorts in the woods and lake region of Northern Iowa, Minneso ta, Wisconsin, Michigan, and numerous famous outing places along the Atlantic Coast. 1 Reasonable expense, low round-trip fare and hotels to fit every purse. Let us tell you just where to go, what to see and how little it costs. See ticket agent or write Among the list of enlistments reported by the U. S. recruiting station at Liberal, is the name of Earl M. Osborne, of Meade. We have not learned what branch of the service he has entered. Grandma Ellis had the misfor tune to break her left arm, last Tuesday. Mrs. Ellis bad gone to a neighbor's and when leaving .the house, fell from the door-step totne ground. She is resting easy at this time. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kibbe,' and daughtea, Idris, of Omaha, Nebraska, spent Sunday with Meade friends. Mrs. Kibbe was formerly. Miss Zelpba Roberta and will be well remembered by our readers. : Miss Carrie White, who is now taking a post graduate course in piano and violin, at the Wichita College of 'music, is expected borne about September first and will then resume her work in music here. The guests at the Doty rooms were entertained last Monday! evening by a musical program, I rendered by Miss Elsie Roberts and Victor Rargland. Those from the city present were: Mr. and Mrs. Will Evans Misses Borchers, Eckbrff. Armstrong, apd Jones, and Mr O F. Snyner. Ked cross (Secoud Coiiin;ia;onir District) Contributions a re due and pay able and to facilitate collections complete list of contributers has been -placed in each bank in Meade, and subscriptions can be paid at either place. If you con tributed and your name does not appear on the list, please let die bear from you. , ' H Llewe'yn Jones, Treasurer. Miss Anna McMeel entertain ed this morning with a 9 o'clock breakfast in honor of her guest. Miss Eunice Bogart, of Hutchin son. Those present were: Mrs E E. Innis, Misses Beu'lah Mar shall, Helen Boehler, Gladys Buis. and Marjorie Gilyeat, of Topeka. J. A. STEWART t Ctaaral FaaMagar AtMt KaoM City, Ma. Safety and Service First Please pay syour delinquent subscription right now. Mrs. T. E. Scott, Misses Myrtle Weddle Margeret Crome and Violet and Martha Wallace, and Messrs Clyde Scott and El mer and Emmett Howl, and Lorin Wallace, editor cf the Bloom Booster spent last Sunday with Mrs- John Wallace south of Meade. Miss Martha Wallace remained for a short stay with her mother. J. I. STAMPER AUCTIONEER MEADE, - . KANSAS Phone 73 or 273 Dr. D. I. ROUSH, Physician & Surgeon, Ready for calls day or night. . Diagnosis. Spondylo therapy (spinal treatment) Phone 102. Meade, Kansas Dr. G. A. Davies F.R.CS. (Edinburgh) Physician and Surgeon. Also Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist. Phonai 30 or 293 Meada, Kan iininim i ir"iwn8i'"iiifiWiinr't i SIX PER CENT MONEY On Your Farm Interest Parable Annually Frank Fuhr, Meade, Kansas Offica over Fim National Bank Providing for the Future. Startling statement made by one of our famous scientists : "We must save our coal supply for use la the hereaf ter." Life. , . Preventing Disease. The only way to prevent such dis eases from spreading Is for every child who has a cold, a cough or a sore throat or feels out of sorts to be Very careful not to put In Its mouth or to' cough over or to handle anything which other children are to use. A . child who Is not absolutely well should be particularly careful to keep away from babies, because babies are so much more likely to suffer seriously IC they catch disease. - The First Day May End the 5. Hoosier Reduction Ti.is sale may not last longer than the first day; and bow in the hear of the summer is the time the Hoosier will serve you most as well as save you most. Walking hither and thither about the kitchen is what heats you up and tires you out. Hoosier saves you fatigue by saving steps and work' It gives you hour off extra freedom te spend i rest and leisure in some 'shady spot. . .. - , Women can't understand how the Hoosier factory can authorize- thus radical re duction, when prices of nearly everything else are higher than' in year Hera's the reason: More women buy Boosters thair any ether Aw roafcfs combined!. For the country-wide Augustr sale- the factory made upospeeiat atDotment. and they based the fcaTep1ricV , Our share of these cabinet S' is small. The sale will' start promptly next Saturday morning, and we know that the small nunf ber of cabinets we have wilt not last long,, and our next shipment we raustr restore- the price, which) $5.00 higher. Th ese Exclusive Conveniences Mean Much to You in Hot Weather Here are six new Hoos'er improvements example of its 40 excellencies: MOOS The Sliding Table Top-39x42 in-genuine porceliron- a wonderful new discovery All-metal Glass-Front Flour Bin Gear-Driven Shaker Flour Sifter Ingenious Big-Capacity Sugar Bin New Roll Doors that Slip Oat for Cleaning. Big Broad Cupboard Work-Space unclutter ed with little partitions But you can't judge Hoosier's usefulness by any of its details. You must use it daily in your own home to get the whole effect -'-to realize the meal-time delights, ihe life-lang service it bringa you.. That's why we propose this offer Don't Spend Yourself Saving the Price of a Hoosier Some women seem to to think it praiseworthy economy to work them selves to death. They deny themselves the conveniences of life for the sake of saving a few dollars. They put up, year after year, with incon veniences that no man would stand for a minute. And they pay for these deprivations with an early break-down the premature loss of health and strength and an early fading of youta and beauty. In Your Kitchen For $1.00 Do you accept? We give you a bona fide cut of $5 from the regular price fixed,by the factory. 'But the sale ends absolute ly when the few Hoosier Specials we haye .are taken. Don't wait until sone proud friend of yours shows you this beautiful cabinet in her kitchen. You will long to have it. The way to do is to order NOW and save $5 cash in the bargain Your money all back if you are not de lighted, so the trial costs you nothing. Pay only $1 when you order, pay the balance $1 a week. You Can Save this Unnecessary Work The Hoosier Cabinet has been designed by Domestic Science experts who know how to make the storage space handy and practical. They left out the jim cracks and the useless little cubby-holes, and the partitions which waste space and leave no room for work. They thought up extra convenience ' that save time and the worker's temper. With everything in reach, and a table, top which slides out 16 inches beyond the base, the owner of the Hoosier sits while preparing food for cooking. Mot a Step to Take-pt an Extra Motion to Make After eating, the cleaning and putting things, away is child's play. A place fo everything and everything in its place ' makes work go quickly. ., . ' Results, emancipation from the worst drudgery a house keeper knows. All for a sum much smaller than the labor-savers used on the farm. And the Hoosier Cabinet is a greater necessity. Any hour after the sale starts may -end it. Telephone your order or come as soon as you can. Come In At Once and Save $5.00 "m.r w w on i our rio osier "necdedjibroad.