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THE MEADE COUNTY NEWS
established January II, IOOO WEHRLE & WEHRLE Publithcn AGNES WEHRLE. Editor Entered at the puetoflice at Meade, Kansas, fur liansiiiisnimi through the mails as Second Class Matter I'ublishcil Kvery Thursday Subscription, Ji.oo per year in advance Advertising Rates: Display, .10 per inch; Locals, .05 per line. Over fifteen lines charged for at the rale of . 15 per inch IF YOUR FARM WERE IN NO MAN'S LAND What man, woman or child is there who first saw the light of day on one of the thousands of farms in Free America who does not recall the glories of childhood days on the old farm? What a blessing to youth were liberty, pure air, freedom of the woods and fields, and association with the animal and bird life that made a fairyland of the "home place !" The very name "home place" is synonymous with "Liberty" in America. since soil was nrst tilled in the new world the American farmer has been the symbol of peaceful prosperity. The Amer ican farmers at Lexington be gan the movement to free the homestead. And, thanks to the loyalty and patriotism of the farm boy in trying times of na tional danger, the homestead has remained a free-institution ever since. Farms given to pioneers by this great govern ment have come to support and enrich geperations of freedom loving families since then. The .government could not always insure crops. But Providence has been good to the American farmer and you today are the tillers of soil in the greatest sec tion of the greatest country on earth. But, in your good fortune, have you stopped to compare your lot with that of the farmer in the war-torn battle areas of Europe? Do you know what has actually happened to the farms and farmers in Belgium, France, Poland, Serbia and It aly in the past few years? Have you imagined your condition if a Hmdenburg line were drawn thru your home place today; if the farm on which you live were a part of that great "no man's land" that stands as a gi gantic scar on the world's face, due to autocratic Germans? Have you closed your eyes in meditation and seen your com fortable home shell-wrecked by a ruthless enemy; your meadows and your fields torn up and made fruitless by the wanton depredations of a foe who has forced his hordes upon you? Have you dreamed, as you sit in your comfortable home, that you could see the brutal strength of a brutal nation dragging your sons from you and shipping them off-to an enemy land to wear their lives away toiling against their na tive country? Have you seen in these visions the separation of your family, the ruin of your daughters, the outrages, against your wife and the other un speakable tortures of a terrible warfare thrust upon you in the midst of your contentment and prosperity and waged as- only the brutal Hun can wage war? Possibly you hadn't taken time to imagine, for yours is a life of realities. But such is the condition in Belgium and France and such will be the condition in America if the Hun is not subdued and your American boys are not made completely victorious. You and your farm are se cure only upon one condition, that we win this war. BANKING originated with the Jews of Lombardy several thou sand years ago and to-day the bank is an Indespensible Institution in commercial centers. It is functionary in receiving . deposits, loaning money, cashing checks, buying and selling exchange, making collections, dis counts, ets. THIS BANK does a general banking business on square bank ing principles and an ac count opened with us will prove advantageous to you in many ways. We solicit your future busi ness. Meade State Bank Meade, Kansas Methodist No service Sn!ay except Sun day schopl and League. W'e want everyone to go to Liberal to the Centenary and Sunday school Institute. Those who don't go on No. 3 Saturday night report at the church Son- dav mornioif at 6:30. Auto will leave at that time, weather per mining, to reach Liberal for the 9:30 service. Dr. J. B. Amphlett Office over First National 3ank Meade, Kansas & Phone No. 20 kYATA TATATArArAYATATAYSrATjrjrATATjrATArArTATA TATML Notice1 A special invitation is ex tended to every one to assist in the surgical dressing depart ment, until sumcient material arrives to warrant the opening of other departments. Much help is needed in this depart ment, and it is not necessary that you have previous experi ence in this line of "work to be of assistance. All that is neces sary is that you have the neces sary inclination to help the boys at the front. Bring cap and apron, and those in charge will give you all other neces sary directions. The rooms are open on Tuesday and Thursday evening of each week, and on Wednesday and Friday afternoon. A special in vitation is extended to the high school girls, and all others as well, for the evening work hours. When it is considered that the first aid administered to the wounded is often the means of saving the life, the importance of the surgical dressings department is more easily understood. I. W. Rowlett, of Munford- ville, Kentucky, is now in the First National bank. Mr. Row lett was formerly in the Hart Lounty, Kentucky, Deposit Bank, and comes highly rec ommended. With his wife he came to Meade county a few weeks ago and we are now pleased to number them among our citizens. Save Peach Pitt Every householder in Ameri ca can render small but, in the aggregate, very important ser vice in helping to win the war by saving peach pits, prune pits, cherry stones and the shells of all kinds of nuts. Uncle Sam finds these kinds of wood make the best charcoal for use in the soldiers' gas masks as filter devices. No other kind of charcoal is quite so useful for the purpose. Do not underestimate the value of the shells and pits you may be able to save. Every lit tle helps. Information will be given later thru these columns where they are to be sent. Kansas City Post. Our Next Serial One of the mostunusual doc uments that the world war has produced will appear soon in The News in serial form. It is an estimate study of the Ger man emperor as he revealed himself to an American, Dr. Arthur N. Davis, who was the kaiser's personal dentist from 1901 to 1018, and' who in that capacity became intimately ac- T.iainted with the war lo"u. In "The Kaiser as I Knew Him For Fourteen Years." Dr. I) wis reveals to the world the private ite and personal character of the man who has steeped tV world in blood and disaster. In more than a hundred infoimal talks with the dentist the kriser discussed with the utmost frankness the topics of the hour. He expressed his con tempt for President Wiison and other leading men of the United Slates, and displayed his growing haired for Ameri ca. We are assured by "the pub lishers that this account is cor rect, and written with the one object of giving " information from one who was personally acquainted with kaiser for fourteen years before the war with the United Stales was dreamed of. We trust that ev ery patriotic citizen of Meade County will read this article with interest. Watch for the opening in stallment in an early issue. Fall Term SapUmber 21 KANSAS state: AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE Agriculture, Engineering, Domestic Science, Veterinary Medicine, Architecture, Printing PronAratorv claite, for student, over tixteen I Send lor Catalocue Hot A f nt. H. J. WT"$ Mmtattin ftn 00 DO J u c 0 r fu 111 MM 1 will sell at public auction at my farm, 14 miles south and 2li miles east of Fowler; 12 miles north and 3 miles west of Englewood; 10 miles east and 7 miles'south of Meade the property herein listed, beginning at 10:00 a. m. Friday September 20th Said property being the estate of John A. Cole, deceased 13 HEAD OF HORSES 13 1 Registered Percheron Stallion, 12 years old, weight 1800 1 Gray mare 3 yean old, weight 1100 2 mares 2 years old 1 Bay saddle horse 9 years old. weight 800 2 Geldings 2 years old 1 Gray mare 9 years old wt. 900 1 Gray mare 6 years old, weight 1100, and colt 1 Gray gelding 4 years old weight 1100 1 Bay mare 3 years old weight 1000 1 black mare 4 years "old, weight 800 1 bay mare 5 years old, weight 1200 nc xjt? a rv ru? n a ttt t? nn V LlliILJ VI Vx.ri.JL JLJLsJLV l J 14 head milk stock 15 cows and calves 6 yearl ing heifers 1 hull 8 calves A two-year old heifers 7 cows MACHINERY 1 header binder 1 disc plow 1 harrow 1 corn binder 1 wagon I cream separator 1 disc cultivator HT"C DIMC. Sums of $10.00 and under cash. On sums over $10.00 nine months time A l-liV10 on bankable note drawing 10 per cent interest. A discount of 3 percent for cash on sums over $10.00. All property must be settled for before being removed. IDA COL Administratrix J. I. STAMPER, Auctioneer F. W. CURL, Clerk Lunch will be served by the Red Cross DTT1 RT k'- 1U J JgiiO.' ''f"! ItUSA HILUOn I irmMlri'y 1 ml AMERICA WITH TWO HILLION , r- .-. JV II TOrtJ OPSVMB EACH YEAR. j2Laa1 .ffifcU-"-- .V??- t OVER 75 per cent, of the sugar used in the United States is delivered by ships. There is produced about 800,000 tons of beet sugar and 250,000 tons of cane sugar in Louisiana. The total consumption of the United States is about 4,500,000 tons of raw sugar, which makes about 4,250,000 tons of refined sugar. If our coasts were blockaded as Germany's now are, we would have available for the use of the people of the United Statc3 only one pound of sugar for every four we use. Under such circumstances there is no doubt that the American people would get along on this limited supply without complaint. The United States Food Administration is asking every American household to use not more than two pounds of sugar per person each month for domestic use. Reducing our sugar consumption here means that we will be able to help supply the needs of France, Eng land and Italy. Sugar conservation ' on the American table also mean3 conservation of ships. The Army and Navy have sent out an "S. O. S." call for ships. "Save Our Ships to Transport Troops and Munitions to France, in order that we may keep the fight ing front where it now is and not allow it to extend to our own homes," is the message. There is ample sugar in the world for all require ments in fact, there is a large surplus, but on account .of the ship shortage it is not available for use in this country. Java, which produces 15 per cent, of the world's cane crop, 5s too far removed. It. requires 150 to 160 days for a "?hi;j to go to Java and return. FRANCE AND BELGIUM GET AMERICAN SUGAR Ninety-Ore per cent of alt refined ugar sent from the United States to the Allied nations went to France and Belgium during the flrwt Ave month of this year. France got 72 per cent, or nearly 83.000.000 pounds, and Belgium recelr ed nearly 11,000.000 pounds, or 23 per cent. In each country this sugar was doled out by a strict rationing organization. The entire amount to the Allies In thoxe five months 23,791 tons, almost half of which was shipped In May Is only, about one-half of 1 per cent of our total annual consumption. MOPE FRUIT and LESS SUGAR How? More fanned Fruit iM-ii-il Fruit Km! I Hut tor Kresli Fruit Less lam Jolly Preserves Sweet Tickles SUGAR EXPORTS SMALL TO NEUTRAL NATIONS Only" 797 ton?) of refined sugar were I shipped from America to neutral na- tlons during the first five months of j this year. This amounted to only 3.2 i per cent, of the total exports to all countries. Mexico received more than half the amount we exported to ueu ! trals. SAVE SUGAR. Susar means Ships Ships mean Soldiers Soldiers mean Victory. r. itTtltot.ilti?ttTTTT?tTtTTTTt' 8 H , ONE SPOON, PLEASE. Make one spoon of sugar Do the work of two. Keep the program going Until the war is through. ti!'i!!'!'i!!f;r?'"-;L?frt" 9 Wc will tent .you a Vacuum cieaner hv the flaw ' -l-tf ' Meade Lirta,."& Power Co.