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The Only Dcmociatic Paper In Meade County
Official County Paper
New Wheat Order
,We!come News
In France
September 14th
Don't fail to see this picture. The faces of some of
your loved ones mayie in it
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.
We give the best of service in charging and repairing
Storage batterys, Electric starters, and Generators.
Official Willard Service Station
Fowler, Kansas
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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,
Ralph B. Collier, Meade.
Alex R. Wilson, Meade.
Robert C. Johnston, Meade
Robert E. Butler, Englewood
Schuyler F. Youngs, Plains i
' The world looks to you, Mr.
American r armcr, and is will
ini to mv vou bier. Get out. of
your farm all that is in it. The
extra tmsneis per acre are impor
tant to tho world and thev are clenr
Drofit to vou. Are vour erons ns hirr na
they should be? You can cret biircrer and
better crops by using "
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.War Work
.is calling many women of our coun
try into commercial and industrial
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
Our banking facilities are available
and we cordially invite consultation.
Meade, Kansas
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.

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