Newspaper Page Text
Uncle Sam Is Anxious To
Help Solve the H.C. Land Asks All Housewives To Assist -Will You Enlist? Uy THOMAS K. Ill SSI 11,1, .G-rcr', iyyarf 6&?czr& czf Clyya A-&s I an KAVB you a little calorie In your homo Hint you clo not know what ,UU f to do with? Arc you "keeping I books' on just where you stand on this IiIrIi cost of living nightiiuiie hut occupies your waking and your sleeping hours? The Savings Division of the Treasury Department asks the I1111 the practice of hei i member of tin; National Wom Assoeiatlon cif Commerce. She teaches food economy In wonls of mio syllable lo anjonr who will come to her free clashes or write her a letter. She lit hefuie to women of the countiy to lo this until i""' conventions of the association of June 1 and sec what can be done business women lo which she belongs about "The -,eak of Rations." Uncle : and will have a bin pan in the .inly Sam calls upon the women to help con eni Ion piogram. In regard to the him take a ernek at the problem bv I high cost of llvlnir .Mis. Adams , 'cutting the corners In Hie kitchen you might .say. Uncle Sam asked the women's organization to get hehlnd Mm move and the first to report l. ' lie National Woman's Association of Commerce with headquarters In Chl- in.m 'Pl.t.. I .1 . J"" uisuuizaiion maoe up Of i , ,, ,,-:,,.. dl I t .. I Mill. .Ml., hi inv il-'ciiiiii uusiut-ss women 01 inci counMy has been after this problem ' inr some lime ana will renort on t ,i . I(i Your I'art "Kvcry one hits .some vague Oleom as lo the reasons for the gradual, ris ing of prices for foods, clol Ping anil ollxr necessities, but do we all analyze carefully and dispassionately anil the economically sound i on ions for high prices, do our small per sonal part in regulating; .supply and fully at its convention in Columbus. "Win!,. evn. ... ,. ...,., .,...! ...... Ohio, In July. Milady wants to know 1 stales are investigating, there is much all about this hic,lt cost and Milady 'that American housekeepers by con lias, a way of getting what she goo ' certed action can accomplish. to curb our elravagant desires for the latter, especially out of .season. Nutrition never depends on expensive foods. War-lime economy in kitchen was a great education public; why not continue It?" Action in teg.ird to the packers bv Altoiticy-iitnr-r.il I'almer shows which wav I he wind is blowing in I ho opinion of Miss Kloicme King, president of l lie National Woman'.-? Association of ( 'nin mei ce. I'.iramoiint l"iic "The full dinner pail is going to be the issue in the 111 I'D pies'.ilen'ial cam paign." sajs .MUs K ng. "Tlio tiies llon is alwa.s with us and I guess il always will be in one form or another. "Thousands upon thousands of women hae some man's dinner nail to fill six mornings , and year out. and it i. certain lerms. In the call of the Sav ings iJlvision of the Treasury Depart ment for a big IhKft campaign fiom the j. January 1 to June 1, during which the tlie women of the country are usked range of increase shows a jump at l.os Angeles of i!fi per cint. to a jump of b" per cent, at Norfolk. Uncle .Sam Help The Huvinas Division of ilie Treas ury Department Is conducting I his cuiniialgu In connection with It.s thrift campaign. Franco bus long been the bright example of thrift to the world. ' William Mather 1-ewis, dliector of the .Savings Division, has this to sav on ! w hat thrift moans to the nation: to keep tub on their household ex-iui it lshoped the I'll it oil States will Dense is a fair evi.mnl.i of Hip wav ' fun Unit country a close second. tho wind Is blowing-. We no longer have the inspiration of war to make us , , ,.s , , sa nig m.uoi. , .rh- Department of the unless the virtue has been boin of the rnlU(l Slnlps ,,,1S .nj;l!e(i ,10 Tl.ea.,. war and It Is, In niv opinion Roing to , ,.y Dopnrtini-nt thrift and .savings take some stiff nursing to bring- the movement, built upon the .splendid babe or thrift to manhood. 'foundation of the savings campaign "Community .'.tores hae bepn main- , conducted during the war. Among tallied wlih success In some places and not in otheis. Titty may be the; solu tion or a slep toward the solution of the problem. So after all it is easy to see. what the issue Is goinir to lie In week, year In I I'.rjO campaign. Theie is no side slen- the 'paramount ping i! and J venture to predict that after. Then too she is going to vote in great quantities next fall. Perhaps one of I ho best Informed women In the United Stales on food values Is Jean 1'rescott Adams, dl lector of tho Department of Food Kconomics for a big packing house. 'Hundreds of home manjgers know . all ahon! Hie cheaper nils of meat, .yet do thev select them and make ap ! pelizing stews, ragouts, .md soups from sloik or soup bones? Such a linolti.it. on In prices is noticed between a bunch of enrols and hothouse lo inatot '.at we o iglit not o hesitate cost of living and Its importance lo issue no matter now much Hie poll- , the woman vole will lie sought more licians may try to side sten it. The I n.-irmwilv Hi.-m evei- in.iv,.-.. treaty, proh.bitlon and the railroads I mean nothing in Hie lives of thou-' sands of our women. J'lie.se oucstlon? the next liresident ial e;imti.ih-n u m are all In the abstract as far as they i red seems to be borne out by figures arc concerned but they do know a lot i of the V. S. Hureati of Labor Statistics, ilhout Hie Inch cost of living. I Tho rennrt lakes tin iirlcou fm- 10 11 j "Xow sevtral million of these worn- as a base to go on and for a prtiod en are going to vote and they are go- ending last year finds some startling ling to rxprcss their opinion In no un-I lumps !ti the costs of thlnrs. The the instruments of war finance thrift stamps and war savings stamp.-, offered a means of saving bv which lessontt of tho act mutilation of capital through small, steady investment could be taught. These stamps had been the means of raising almost a billion dol lars of lovenue lor the government during the war and had become non- That Miss King's view on the high i uiar. It was, theiefore. decided that they should be continued ami their name V. K. Si., which was ai-sunilng the Importance of a trade mark, should be permanenily adopted. "Th's movement was launched bv means of a savings division of the Treasury In Washington twelve dis trict saving" organization anil Innum erable subdivisions of these district groups reaching down to every ham let in the land. The purpose of the movement was simply to teach the people to make tho most of their pos sessions', to spend carefully, to save regularly and to Invest their fnvlngs In tho surest of all securities govern ment bonds. .Sales Total .Millions "At Hist tho results, as rellectcd in tho sale of .securities, was discourag ing. The reaction of the first peace days was strong. The sale of stamps, good at tho beginning of the year, dropped to six ana a half millions of dollars in May to five millions two hundred thousand dollars In jiil. And then the change came. August pulled buck nbove six millions, October passed seven millions. November, ex ceeded eight millions, and December bids fair to come close to Hie ten mil lion mark, Willi a total for the year of more than one hundred and sixty mil lion dollars. "Not much of a showing for a whole nation, ten million dollars a month. Hut pause to consider that most of Ilie ten million in coming In i.Wont units from the savings of school children and in $S unlls from the pay envelopes of clerks and teach ers. "The National Kducatlona! Assoc. a llon urges 'that tho national program of thrift instruction anil the sale of thrift and war savings stamps become a permanent part of the public school procedure. "In thousands of industrial planti In the Fnlted States the first dollars out of the pay envelopes are now boln handed each week to the secretary of the War Savings Society. At the New York Shipbuilding Company, In Cam den. N. J., the employes are thus be coming capitalists at the rate of about $."..000 a week. .Many Interests ,t Woi k "Fraternal societies have passed res olutions Indorsing tho Treasury sav ings movement. Tho Elks rcsoHcd nt their AtlanUo City convention to back the movement, and tho New York lodges promptly set about to buy $500,000 worth of stamps. The no tary Club promises its co-opcratlon at the Salt Lake convention and the Cincinnati Club has unedrlakcn to &e ' SI, 000, 000 In Treasury savings ccr'i (icates, tho new 'hundred-dollar war savings stamp' before the close of the year. The Modem Woodmen of Amcr lea also spoke a kindly word and then Invested $1,500,000 of their funds In liberty bonds. "Tho, savings division Is Interested in the absorption of liberty bonds hj tho public. It Is working ceasclcia to keep these securities in tho hand of the original purchasers and out of the clutches of the sharks. "The Federal Clubs, the Daughter of the American Revolution, the Par-ent-Tcachcrs' Association and other Influential womcn'i organ. zation? have placed themselves squarely be hind this movement. Ten million or more of these organized women working through the channel of their organizations, arc by their practice and their Influence making sane econ omy a popular habit In the American home. They arc applying Its prin ciples to everyday household practice? to the buying of food, clothing and other necessities and to the conserva tion of needed goods. They arc Ru ing about it systematically, trying to discover the leaks n household man agement and to make the buying of household necessities a real business Uy these methods of saving they are enabled to invest in government se curities." Now with thrift in the kitchen U seems that the United States Is well on the way to get somewhere in show ing the world something just as it die" during the war. Let us not wait fo- another war to show what we can do m& - -zkxm -- . ----- - A Story of How Lack of Food and the Ruthless Hunter May Decimate (he Splen did Herd of Kik In Yellow- - stone National Park- Vopj-iisnt.iu.'u, 'J'lic lnleniiUliiii.t syndicate. I ,the Conxiiatioii Of Animal 1,1ft: A well-known lover of wild life in .speaking of our Nutional Parks says: to civilized man for aid in winter. Thousands of these animals may rile while the nillcials are going through storm lug game try to tinri some slicl 1 Icrcd spot where Ihey can paw away j the snow and obtain a litilc dry grass. The snow usually piles up in tho cen ter of tho bowl and drifts from the mountain sides. Ileic the animals ! have eaten off every vestige of gras.s 1 as they always do beforo seeking tliu ' iilil of man by coining to tlardlncr, I whero tho liovcrnnient stores aro lo- T la well known that our great "Kvcry park Is a place wherein i red tape. If those men could sco the calcd. National Parks aro a storehouse wild life thrives and multiplies. As for the prcs-ervatlon of animal l.fc hunters are porpclually excluded fiom and that while in tho confines of 'he paries those places thus bc wonderful pleasure ground ihcir ' coino hiincluaries for our vanishing Uvea aro tafo fiom the hunter. This .ifl especially true of Vellowstono Na tional Park, where summer visitors have always, been delighted with the tcimeiie.s.s of wild bear that roam through the forest, so tame that they will cat from l no hand of the tourist. Tho mountain sheep which aic beautiful tin. mats can he 'seen climbing along the ciags while the deer and elk arc often found in walks through the fores!, and although not as tamo as tho bears, they do not fear man because of I ho wlto laws of tho National Park;, that no firearms shall be carried, yet they do not come to the traveler as will hours, because they can find food in bummer, hut In winter Ihc situation Is different. The bears hibernate, but tho oilier unlnials 'must seek food wherever It can lie found, ,and the norvotis mountain sheep will often como down to Fort 'Vellowstono lo beg for tho hay at Iho stables. The largo photograph of one proves this, as It would luivo been nb fiotutnly Impossible lo got near this splendid animal In summer. wild life. All wild life quickly Ipscs its fear and allows Itself to be readily seen in piutectcd loeulltie.s. Wild iifo in parks thus affords enjoyment by being readily seen nnd from now on this llfo will become a factor In edu cation. Children who go into parks will bo pleasantly rompolled to ob serve, delightfully Incited lo think and will thus hecomo alert and Interested. Perhap.-i it is tnfc to predict that from now on the tendency will be to mul tiply the number of parks and Io crcase the number of zoological gar dens." Tho snows this winter In nil our parks have been extremely hcay and the Jilgh cost of living has found Its way even lo the llfo of theso Inhale Hants nf the forest, Tho Govornniout has sot asldo a ccrluin amount each year for Iho feeding of tho animals. This appropriation, however, is' not pitirul look In Die eyes of a hungry deer or elk as il comes lo Iho barns at Fort yellowstone to seek food something would be done. ' Yellowstone Park Yellowstone Park Is In the Jackson Hole country, a place which was named for a famous desperado of that numo wno cheated Justice for a lnnfi Wnhcs Ami Mountain Minis Wohcs aro found in Jackson's Hole during Hie present winter, drawn thither by Iho lood supply whioh a weak or dc.nl elk ali'ords. They also attack young: doer, which as a rule trnvel in herds duiing tho winter. Crowding logctJicr gives the greatest warmth with tho least burning of fat lime by hiding In Ihl.s section, which i fuel and instinct seems to havo taught is w no ami wunout flWJlzcd life. Since theso animals mat thorn in safety in that time It has been the hiding place numbers. Cold and snow aro great of many fugitives from tho law. The endurance tests, for aomellmeB those National Park border.s on this, but Is poor creatures must got along for days situated on a high mesa of tho Rocky 1 with but little or nothing to eat. Mountains, it lakes tho form ut a, Naturally, the mountain linn, dc- huge shallow bowl nnd Is an Ideal .spite the precaution of the Govcrn- piaco ror animals In summer und makes a magnificent reserve, but In Hui winter the snows aro frequently heavy and this wintor has been tho worst for thirty y,ears, and tho ani mals havo hud dllllculty In obtaining rood. The snow began to fall thero early In November and nt Christmas thero had been no let. up. Wild life easily stands an ordinary Btorm and flexible nnd this year tho farmers-are I sonictrmcs bv finding some sheltered asklngfrointhiiiylo fiflydollars per ton 'spbt can get through u big one, but ror nay, so tno amount purchased win come far sliort of foerilnK tho wild creatures who havo learned lo como mcnt. gets Into the park to prey unon tho herds that happen to wander oui Mrie of the lines during tho winter, al though the loss by wolvos and moun tain lions Is much less than by Iho vicious hunter, who aecms to think that It Is his rlKl't to km right and loft, whether ho needs tho anlmnl fot food or not. and it Is estimated by one who knows that at least llvo thou asnd elk havo been killed this year while seekintr moo, and tins doci no liutlilcss Hunters Fov. people w ho have watched these graceful animals In summer know tho true conditions which exist in the State of Montana, where a .small pan of Ycllowsiono Park is located. The people of Hint Slate seem to havo lit tle rogurd for animal conservation nnd as soon as a hungry animal wander.? over the boundary line of the Yollow stotic Park reservation It is Imme diately shot down. The laws of Montana as to killing elk .seem to be llcxiblo. as on papei only two elk are allowed each hunter, but it seems that he Is really allowed all ho can gotand the bitter cold of this winter ha's niado it doubly easy tor the lavv-bieaker as the starving animals come directly into civilization In search of food. Practically the same thing is hap pening horo with the elk that hap pened In tho eastern states with the duck shooters. So many ducks were shot and whipped that It was feared tho entire breed would hecomo extinct and a law was passed lhat only as many ducks as could be car ried should be taken out of certain stales whero thero wcro ducking tlntP. This put an end to the big shipments which went lo all our largo cities and gave tho flocks a chance to Increase. It .seems that civilized man cares lit Ho for posterity and kills and wastes wherever it is possible unless stopped by some rgallv enforced law.. I Shipped V. cryvv here eago, In fact to all the large cities of tho country. Tho people of this coun try do not require theso "anlma'i wards" of Uncle Sam for food and much of the meat Is wasted, and the sooner a law Is niado forbidding the shipping of elk and deor meat out of the state tho easier it will bo for Uncle Sam to save his animals from thlr wnnton slaughter. The trans-continental trains run near tho branch to tho city of Gar diner which is the natural winter pose of doing things to help protcc. our parks, and do things which coul not wait for tho red tape proceedings I of Congress and Mr. Robert Stirling Yard, who Is the author of an interest ing book on these parks, and who was at one time in tho National Park Service Is one of its prominent mem bers and he Is of the opinion that unless a large nmount of money car. i be raised to assist in the purchase o hay. t lie high cost of living and the hunter's gun will wipe out this splen did herd of animals. The Association 1 Is hopins by tho aid of outside contrl- ' bullous to tide over this unfortunate stato of affairs and save at least a j part of this flno herd of elk of which I all lovers of animal conservation arf I proud. .MOONS OF Till: LWIYKKSi: KSIDF.S our queen of the night thero aro twenty-flve moon Mars having two, Jupiter eight. Saturn ton, Uranus four and Neptune one. Of course, new lunar addition? are likely to bo discovered at any B Hmn a IMirtiin-li It te lm tttvIio. t h t feeding ground of the elk wli cl, , M d v h ; makes it doubly easy for the sniping,, U)at Mftr- hM ypc of hunler to kill an elk nearest h the station where shipping facilities ,,, vnrv m(nlltr nnUu h.in It Is sold that iho markets nf Alnn- thlswinter Iho snow seems tohavo been ; Include tho numberless vvotindcd ant-j iaiui a,.c glutted with elk carcasses ' too much" cyen for the elk and deer. ! mills who havo wandered off Into the and Mei' the carcasses havo been With the coming of a great snnw-iforr-' ui'l died lupnr 1 Imlh to New Orleans find Chi nro best. It Is said Miat the shooting season by law (?) ended on Christ mas Kvc. but there is no telling of tho ways and moans of the ruthless hunt er, nor to what cNtent these animals may suffer from the gun and by star vation until the wintor is over, and those nf us who love theso great play grounds cannot help feel a twlngo of sorrow at the fato of these graceful, harmless animals, and feel that some thing sjiould ho done to save them. Association To Help Snvo Klk From Starvation A year or two ngo a National Park Association was formed for the pur- over fifteen miles In diameter. On the other hand, Jupiter's four satel lites, as well ns Ganymele, are each larger thnn Queen huna, Ganymed having a diameter of abotut 3,500 miles. Titan of Saturn possesses a diameter approximating 3,000 miles, while that of Neptune's sole satellite Is atiout 2,000 miles. As respects to our moon. I.una has only onc-elghty-flrst the weight of the earth. Luna's dlKtance from us varies a great deal, from 221, 000 miles to 252,000 miles. Her mean or average distance is about S3S.000 miles. AA FEBRUARY AA Though other months of fulrcr days Were well In lino On Fobrunry Fato bestowed Saint Valentine. As though that gift was not enough Whon It was dono. Not yet contont, she dcedcr piled Her wealth so brave And genorotis to llltlc Feb. Great Lincoln gave. Then seriously tho month remarked: 'How woll It Ills. Sho further gavo the bob-tailed month That adage old which teaches u. George Washington. Them thnt has cits."