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The Central Record, Thursday, May 2, 1918.
U. S. Must Cut Use Of Wheat by One-Half America Consumed 42,000,000 Bushels Monthly. From Now Until Harvest Must Use Only 21,000,000. RATION PER PERSON IS V2 POUNDS OF WHEAT PRODUCTS WEEKLY Military Necestity Calls for Greater Sacrifice Here Allied War Oread Mutt Be Maintained Our Soldieri and Sailort to Have Full Allowance. If we arc to furnish the Allies with tho necessary propor tion of wheat to maintain their war bread from now until the next harvest, and this is a military necessity, wo must reduce our monthly consumption to 21,000,000 bushels a month, as ntjafnst our normnl consumption of nuout 42,000,000 bushels, or oil per cent, of our normal consumption. This Is tho situa tlon as set forth by tho U. S. Food Administration at Washine ton. Kcservinjr a margin for distribution to tho army and for special cases, leaves lor general consumption approximately li pounds of wheat products weekly per person. Tho Food Administration's statement continues: Many of our consumers are dependent upon bakers' bread. Such bread must bo durable and therefore, requires a larger proportion of wheat products man cereal urencis uaKca in mo Household. Uur army and navy require a full allowance Tho well-to-do in our population can make greater sacrifices In tho consumption of wheat products than can the poor. 'In addition, our population in tho agricultural districts, whero the other cereals aro abun dant, are more skilled in the preparation of breads from these omcr ccrcais man mo crowucu city ana Industrial populations, With improved transportation conditions wo now have avail able a surplus of potatoes. We also have in tho spring months a surplus 01 mux, anu wo nave ample corn anil oats for human consumption. The drain on rye and barley, as substitutes, has airenuy grcaiiy uxnuusicu me supply 01 tnese grains. To rlTcct tli ueninl milas of ntirat f.iiL of the arenice inonthlr amount obsenre two wbeatlcaa (lnya'jicr wer a llonJ.j miI Wnlnrulay, la at present In addition thereto, not to aorta ti am wholly ilciH-uJcnt upon the toluntarjr assistance of the American pvojilv anil we atk that the following rules atiall tie ohavnrril: L Householder to una not tn cicml a total of 1H pounds per neck of wheat product pr peraoo. Thla mrana tm( more than Hi puumls of Mclorj hrrnil containing tho require I perrentace of suhttltutrs and one-half pound of cooking flour, macaroni, crackers, pastrj, pin, rakra, wheat breakfast cereal, all combined. 2. Public eating placra ami claha to ek. : preaeuL to an one guett at any on meal an aggregate of breadituffa. macaroni, crackera, pattrr, plea, cake, wheat brrakfait rereala, conlalnlog a total of uior Uian two ounc of wheat flour. No wheat product to be aerred unlvM apeclallr ordered. Public eat ing relabllshrni-nia not to buy more than all ounda of wheat producta fur ench ninety nival served, thua con forming with the limitations requested of the householder. 3. Itetallera to tell not mora than one-eighth of a barrel of flour to an town customer at any on time and not inon than one-quarter of a barrel to any country customer at any'one time, and In no rate to sell wheat producta without the aal of an equal weight of other cereals. 4, We ask the takers and grocer to reduce the volume of Victory bread old, by dellrery of the three-quarter pound loaf where one pound waa sold before, and corresponding proportions In other weights. W also ask bakers not to Increase the amount of their wheat Hour purchases beyond 70 per Great Wheat Stocks Isolated. It'a tho shortage In ahlpa that la putting tho Alllea and the United Htntcs on wheat rations. Great stocks of wheat ant Iso lated tn India, and Australia. At great sacrifice In ship apace and uso the Alllea are forced to se cure some wheat from Argentina. On January 1, Australia had stored 100,000,000 bushel of wheat that was ready for ex port but there were no ship. Then came the new crop with an exportable surplus of bO.OOO,. 000 bushel. Now Australia baa approximately 180,000,000 bush els waiting for ships. India, at the mine time, had 70,000,000 bushels of wheat atored for export. During April 00,000,000 bushels more out of the new crop will be added to the pile. Argentina closed the last ship ping season with 11,000,000 bushel! of wheat left In tb 'stock available for export. The Dew crcp will add 133,000,000 to th left OYr. It la not a problem that th wheat doe not exist In th world It it entirely a problem of shipping, which ha thrown on America the obligation of divid ing oar stock with th Alllea, purchased In the four months prior to March I. 5. Manufacturers using wheat prod ucti for non-food purposes shoulJ cease such use entirely. 0. Tbero It no limit upon the uo of other cereals, flours, and meals, corn, barley, buckwheat, potato flour, et cetera. Many thousand families throughout the land aro now utlng no wheat prod' uctt whateTer. except a rery small amount for cooking purposes, and are doing to in (terfect health and Mtlsfao tlon. There It no reason why all of the American people who aro able to cook In their own households cannot subsist perfectly well with the use of lea wheat producta than one and one half Kiundt a week, and we epcclatly atk th well-to-do households In the country to follow this additional pro gramme In order that we may provide the nereasary marginal tuppllet for thote part of the community leaa able to adapt themtelvea to no large a pro portion of substitutes. Id order that we shall be ebl to make the wheat export that are ab solutely demanded of us to maintain tho clTll population and aoldlcrs of the alllea and our own army, we propose to supplement the voluutary co-opera' tlon nf the public by a further llmlta tlon of distribution, and wo shall place at once restrictions on distribution which will be adjusted from time to time to secure as nearly equitable die- trlbutlon a possible. With the arrival of harvest we should be able to relax tucb restrictions. Until then ue atk for the necemary patience, sacrifice and co-operation of tho distributing trail es. ALLIED FOOD SHIPMENTS REACH LARGE TOTAL A general Idea of the quantity ol food tent to European alllea by thi tnlted State from July 1, 10H. tc January 1, 1018. I given by tlgurei Just announced by the U. S. Food Ad ministration. In that period tho Unit ed States has furnished complete year ly ration for 07,1(10,033 people. In addition there waa enough extra pro tein to supply thla portion of the diet for 2,101,570 additional men. The total export of wheat ond wheal flour to the three principal nllle li equivalent to about 381.000.000 bushela Pork export for the 354 years amount ed to almost 2,000.000,000 pounds. I'.x port of fresh beef totaled 413,-1M0C pounds. The amount of food exported to Itussta Is necllclhla mmmml ulth that tent to tho western allies. ONLY AMERICA CAN HELP. "On your (Id are boundlett uppllta of men, food, and mate rial! on thlt aid a boundlett de mand for their help. "Our men are tvar-wary and thtlr nerve have been (trained by more than thre year of hard, relentless toll. "Our position I critical, par ticularly until th next harvest, but th United State can av u. "You-Amtrlcans hav th mn, The Farm Is No Exception Some farmers argue that the United States Government cannot expect them to increase their output when so many of their best men are being i taken away for military service. ... .;! Of course, the farmer has a hard problem toi meet, but so has everyone in these days. The farm is no exception. Farm workers must go to the front just as well as factory workers and people in all other walks of life. And in spite of men leaving, the output of the farm and factory MUST be increased and money must be found to win the war. . v The more the farmer or the manufacturer produces the greater his income and consequently the more LIBERTY BONDS he can buy to furnish money to help win the war. Your men and boys who leave the farms to go to the front need your help. By buying LIBERTY BONDS you will do your share in bringing them back safely home as soon as possible. BUY LIBERTY BONDS AND BUY THEM NOW FROM ANY BANK LIBERTY LOAN ADVERTISEMENT has been contributed by Citizens National Bank. Garrard Bank & Trust Co. National Bank. R. E. McRoberts Davidson & Tomlinson. J. R. Mount & Co. Haselden. Brothers. Hervey & Woods. save th allied cause." SIR JOSEPH MACLAY. British Shipping Controller. as a patriotic contribution towards winning the war 1