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aUL Sim rnlmw ill mlf MEAD TY NEW The Only Dcmociatic Paper In Meade County Official County Paper VOLUME XIX. MEADE. KANSAS. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1918. NUMBER 36. New Wheat Order ,We!come News COUN t i PHELPS THEATRE THE 4th OF JULY In France SATURDAY NIGHT September 14th Don't fail to see this picture. The faces of some of your loved ones mayie in it PHELPS THEATRE For Sale or Rent Desirable city property, fifty foot lot, five room house, south fronOlocated in southwest part of town. Will sell this property at a bargain, or will rent to de sirable tenant. Address ELLA A. FRENCH, Eckley, Colo. SERVICE We give the best of service in charging and repairing Storage batterys, Electric starters, and Generators. Official Willard Service Station FOWLER GARAGE Fowler, Kansas MOVED Am now located in the building formerly occupied by Sourbier Bros. Before you consign your old cas ings to the scrap heap bring them to me. A re-tread may make it as good as new. F.O.BROWN The Tire Repair Man Professional Institute Following is a list of those who attended Meade County Professional Institute last week : Lillian Bryan, Margaret Dal garn, Eunice Broady, Faith Trowbridge, Mrs. Nellie Dal garn, Lydia Holcomb, Agnes Senger, Shirley Douglas, Anna McMecl, Mildred Douglas, Mrs. Abbie Dodle, Clara Carrell, Mrs. H. H. Kerchner, Mrs. Mol lie Backe, Kitty Ellis, Mrs. Pearl Smith, Mrs. Iva Stalder, Esther Murphy, Cecil Blair, Lee Hudg ens, Mrs. Emma Veatch, Velma Gamble, Laura Smith, Mayme Tinkle, Mrs. E. E. Weaver, M. May LaRue, Hattie Ross, Flor ence Ross, Neva Ross, Marie Wilson, Ethel Wilson, Letha Haskins, Flossie Singley, Evah Fish, Neva Boyer. The Red Cross ladies served ice cream Saturday evening and cleared $60.00. What cream they had on hand was disposed of Monday evening and $22.00 more added to their bank account. A Good Soaker The long- looked for rainarriv ed early Tuesday morning, and now, instead of asking-, "Will it ever rain?" our people are won dering:, '-Will it ever stop." Af ter the long- dry spell, three rainy days in succession with no indications of stopping-, is something- to be wondered at. The rain was accompanied by a fall in temperature and over coats and fire haee been in evi dence since. The rain was general and as soon ap possible wheat sowing will commence. Up to this time 2 inches of water has fallen and more is to follow. W. L. Hilton and family of Canadian, Texas, have arrived in Meade and are now at home on the Runkle place, south of this city, which they recently purchased. They are pleasant people to meet, and it is our hope that they may enjoy their stay in Meade county. Starting Sundav. September I h the 50-50 rule of wheat and I substitutes will he rescinded j and in its place the 80-20 ruic i will go into effect, making it a : law that 80 per cent wheat shall he sold ond 20 per cent substi tute at the same time.. This means in figures oi pounds that : retailers will be required to sell ,one pound of substitute to four ! pounds of wljeat Hour. Like wise bakers' bread will he of the same amount of substitute as is the housewife's bread. Heretofore the baker has had the belter of the bargain with his 75-25 rule. Wheatless days and wheat less meals arc also ordered dis continued after September 1 and breakfast foods can again be placed on the market. " All breakfast foods using wheat .were stopped from being made at the iirst of the administra tion's work, but the new or der withdraws this shutting down of the cereal factories. The town housewife from now on may purchase any amount of wheat Hour wanted with the proper amount of sub stitutes, of course, instead of being limited to one 21-pound sack, while at the same time her country neighbor was able to buy one 48-pound sack of flour at one purchase. This loaf of bread which will be made in the United States after Sunday will be a univer sal military loaf, adopted and being made at the present time J by all the allied countries. The bread is to be called the Vic jtory loaf. It will not only be eaten by the Americans, but French, British, Italians, Bel gians and Canadians will be eating the same kind of bread, j according to the orders of the 1 food administration announced , today. Ihe retail dealers from Sun day on selling standard wheat flour are required to carry in stock either barley flour, corn meal or corn flour and with ev ery sale of wheat flour they ,must se!lN a combination of some one or more of these in : the proportion of one pound t substitutes to each four pounds i of wheat flour. No dealer may force any other substitute in combination to the consumer. In order to meet the situation t of some localities where other 1 substitutes arc available the following flour may be sold at j the same proportion if demand . ed by the consumer. I Kafir Hour, milo flour, feterita flour and meals, rice flour, oat flour, peanut flour, potato flour, I sweet potato flour, bean floiu and buckwheat flour. Pure rye flour may be sold as i a substitute but must be sold in proportion of at least two pounds of rye with three pounds of wheat flour. Several previous rules of the administration are amended by the new order. Millers, whole salers, retailers and bakers who have been limited to a 30 day supply of flour, may now keep a 60-day supply on hand. Rules prohibiting the starling of new plants ready for opera tion prior to July 1, 1018, are rescinded. Where millers sell directly to consumers they shall obey the same regulations as the local dealers obey. The grade flour made by the millers will not be changed. The millers will still have to make straight grade flour which isn't quite as good as the regular before the war flour. But the millers will not be lim ited as to the amount they may make of the straight grade. , New City Marshal E. C. Lepper has accepted the position of City Marshal of Meade and assumed his duties September 1st. Mr. Lepper has all the qualifications for a first class official, and it is safe to say that the city fathers will have no reason to regret their choice. Sorrow was changed to joy in the McMcel home last Satur day, when the following mes sage was received: Washington, D. C, Aug. 31. B. S. McMecl. Meade, Kansas. Deeply regret to inform you that it is officially reported that Lieut. Bernard F. McMecl, in fantry, was seriously wounded in action July 18lh. Depart ment has no further informa tion. HARRIS, Acting Adj. General. Two weeks previous to the above message, the McMecl family received a letter from Bernard's Colonel, advising that he was killed in action on the 18th, so it will be readily seen why the latter message came as good news, even tho it contained the information that he was seriously wounded. Due to the fact that the first information came from his col onel and not from the Govern ment, many did not give up hope that there was some mis take in the information. The supposition is that some mem ber of his company saw him fall, and supposed he was killed and so reported it when roll was called and he did not answer. In the mean time Bernard cither was able to get to a base hospital, or was taken there, perhaps to a French hos pital, and the fact that he was not killed was not learned un til some time later. This is the second time he has been wounded in action, the first time being in April when he was gassed, and all Meade county hopes for his early and complete recovery. With The Colors J. E. Roberts has resigned his j position as City Marshal and 'leaves today to join Uncle i Sam's forces. We have not learned what branch of the ser vice he will enter, but in what ever it is, he will be a valuable addition. Word from Roy VanGieson says he is safe across and is working as a blacksmith. Roy left Meade June 24th. A letter from E. II. Reichart, N. S. T. W. 362 Q M. C 26 Div ision A. E F. said he was in the third line of trenches at that time, was well and getting along flue. Edward Edwards and Orville Van Iloesen who are taking a special course at Manhattan, were home on a three day fur lough the first of the week. , The Fourth Liberty Loan drive will begie the last of this month. Boys To Camp , The following boys leave this evening for camp: Orman M. Buck, Meade. Jacob D. Heinson, Meade. Jehu A. Harvey, Fowler. Chris B. Mortens. Meade. Vilas Plymale, Fowler. Willard M. Tucker, Engle wood! Wesley Walker, Fowler. Wilhcm II. Johannsen, Nyc, Okla. William M. Nelson, Englc wood. William F. Heinson, Meade. Fred Avery, Missler. William J. Mcrkle, Fowler. Emil J. Eckhoff, Meade. Guy E. Davis, Montezuma. Joseph J. Heffron, Fowler. Earnest C. Dye, Meade. Basil G. McBee, Fowler. Adrian E. Bocook, Meade. Claude W. Holmes, Plains. Stanley B. Phillips, Douglas, Wyo. Ralph B. Collier, Meade. Alex R. Wilson, Meade. Robert C. Johnston, Meade Robert E. Butler, Englewood Schuyler F. 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SuDerior rjatented oscillatins dracr- bars insure 50 more clearance. fJSwTS?;?! t m m 1 t IT 11Tif f m 9 8 Inch rowi In nUin constructed tor use wun Anv tractor i i It will pay you to uso this Drill becauso its effect ivo and economical Bowing will bring you greater profita in increased crops. Superior Drills arc noted for lightness of draft, ease of operation and unusual strength. W. F. CASTEEN & CO. VP r'TOX "!' ) "-',,-'f,;At.( ; s aj',,' . -.Li .War Work .is calling many women of our coun try into commercial and industrial activities. This releases men for military ser vice. To the women "over here" who are backing up our boys "over, there", this Institution would extend every encouragement. Our banking facilities are available and we cordially invite consultation. FIRST NATIONAL BANK Meade, Kansas I KNEW IT l!y F. S. Sullivan I knew it would rain, for all week long the Germans were beaten badly, and every report the Kaiser received affected bis nerve most sadly. I knew it would rain, for the Lord was pleased with the work of the Allied Arms, and he gathered the tears of the baffled Huns and scattered tbem over the farms that the golden grain of the corn might fill, and the cotton keep on growing, and the soil prepared to nourish the wheat that the farmer will be sowing. I knew it would rain, for we lacked not faith that He who knoweth all, who caused the ravens to feed the Sage, and made the manna fall, who tenderly watches the sparrow's fall, and guides the wild fowl's flight, would never forget his chosen ones nor fail to aid the riRbt. And so, when the Earth lay panting in the arms of throbbing Night, He opened the windows of Heaven, and, like floods of golden light dispersing , the gloom of darkness, or a benediction clear, the gentle rain ciescencea to nil tne world with cheer. I knew it would rain, for it always does whenever our need is great, and it never fails to rain out here just before it is too late. Mrs. W. W. Gibbons, of Wich ita, is at the home of her son, W. S. Gibbons. Her daughter, Mrs. Sherman Sine and three children, also of Wichita, are with her. County Agent Carl Howard and W. S. Gibbons made a trip to Dodge City the first of the week. Mr. Howard went there to meet Dr. Esterbrook, of Wich ita, who is chairman of the seed wheat committee for Kansas and Oklahoma. Fifteen agents from western Kansas were present. ; There's a picture of you in your soldier's momory, but he is expecting a new one, as you are to-day, to take its place. See Backe at Meade. He makes the good kind.