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"I pledge allegiance to the Ameri
can flag and the Republic for which it
stands; one nation, indivisible, with
liberty and justice for all."
tt^'REATER love," says the Bible
"hath no man than this, that he
lay down his life for his friend." The
American private has shown a still
greater love for his count y. He ht»
come 3500 miles from b-me minus
the glory and trappings of rank, pie
to give up his l : fj—and some
for the land he loves.
thing more
He is giving up the c >mfort and ease
and the dreams he knew at home for
the 'one drudgery and monotony rf
tra'T ing, not to speak of reveille and
iho.v and inspection and slab'e of K.
P. details too numerous to rr -'.tion
All th;s is but the prelude to the life
forfeiture he stands ready to make,
and often makes, at the end of the
road. He has the greatest job in the
war, because his job enta'is the great
est .edifice, and this is a war of sac
An officer of considerable
rank saw a line of Yanks move to the
attack, cheerful, nervj, on the job,
they headed for a'most certain
death into a machine gun nest. Later
he saw many of them conic back, shot
up, dripping blood and minus food
and water for more than just a few
hours. But - limping or reeling, they
returned from the attack as they went
to it—cheerful and nervy, without a
whimper or complaint, only sorry they
couldn't go on to finish with their
They took nothing to their
•credit, and they looked for no reward.
They had merely done a job, and they
didn't stop to figure that it was the
biggest job of the army. And the
■officer, looking on, said it all:
There's no living man too good to be
private in the American army."—
The Stars and Stripes, France.
THE campaign for the next Liberty
bonds is being planned. Are you
prepared for it? Do you know what
If you buy
f the Fourth
hundred dollars will do?
hundred dollar bond
lending the
Loan you are
Stales government
u feed a soldier in France a
money ti
than seven months
little more
have furnished enough money to
give him a complete outfit of winter
and summer clothing, including shoes
and stockings, and slicker and over
coat and blankets, with enough left
rlth a good revolver.
over to arm him
You have
done that much to boat
It takes
back the Hun.
itrm him with a rifie and bayonet
ond hundred dollar
if you buy a
bond you
furnish him this rifie and
and there will
1000 cartridges for
still be enough to purchase a bomb
demolish a
to throw in a dugout. or
machine gun, together with the Huns
operating it.
CONGRESSMEN not only exempted
'their salaries from the income and
profits tax, but they exempted
from the draft under the
new man power bill.
r pHE demand of this hour is how to
*• O ontrol the price of substitutes, i
The orice of wheat is fair enough pro- ;
I ne pme
vided that the price of other articles j
is likewise fixed. ,
are complaining
they think wheat is worth more. |
but because they want wheat to keep ;
with other commodities.
reduced, we would I
The farmers who |
If the j
not doing it he
other prices were
hear no more of fixing the price of j
r J'HEN' there is another kind of prof
iteering engaged in by designing'
It has been discovered that |
making a !
business of inducing soldiers about
to go to France to marry them in
order that they may profit by the
liberal manner in which the United
States treats the families of our tol
dters, giving the wife half the rnosth
vomen are
ly pay of the soldier and as much
more for her support. In this way
the wife of a private secures monthly
$30, and a goodly number of these
women have married more than one
soldier. One such woman has been
arrested who confessed that she had
married 12 and was drawing $360
month from the government.
leaky interview concerning what
Premier Clemenceau «-ave out to him
of the end of the war ( compel led the
French premier to disavow such
idea, now explains that he did not
mean the war would end this
| "but with the rate of progress the
allies are now making he felt that
at the end of another year victory
would be plainly in sight; or, in other
words, that the allies would be
the home stretch.
That sounds more
like it. By the end of 1919 the allies
will be on the home stretch, and that
is as much as a sensible man like
the French Premier would venture to
^MERICANS individually
stantly being called upon to
the war" by doing this or abstaining
from that, and being urged and
whipped up to the good work by con
trast of the little they can do, or be
asked to do, compared with the great
sacrifices and hardships assumed by
the boys at the front. So that when
Americans do the things asked, they
should receive due credit therefor, and
when we hear spokesmen of our allies
warmly recognizing the great things
done here at home, quietly and unos
tentatiously and loyally in nearly all
families, it is encouraging to going
on with such efforts. It is not only
at the front that America is credited
with turning the tide, from defensive
offensive. A. G. Gardiner, editor
of the London Daily News, in an ex
are con
it is of another vital service that he
says :
Only those in the inner councils of
the ministry of food know how that
specter haunted us last winter, how
perilously near we were to disaster,
now our fate and the fate of our al
lies hung upon the capacity of the
• ruled status to feed us. There was
one dark period when it seemed that
it could not I.e done. The harvest of
last year in the United .States was
9 per cent below the average, and the
normal export of food from the Unit
ed States is only 7 per cent of the to
tal production. That is to say, the
harvest was 2 per cent below the
country's normal home consumptio ,.
But something little short of a miracle
was performed. The United States
poured into the countries of the allies
10 million tons of food, and saved
them in the economic field us her sol
diers have helped to save them on the
battlefield. In all the achievement
of the war there has been nothing
more remarkable than this, and in any
true estimate of the personal triumphs
of the war there is none that would
rank above that of Mr, Hoover, who
is now on a visit to this country and
the allies generally tö arrange what
the president calls the "common ta
ble." But Mr, Hoover would himself
be the first to disclaim the credit for
ican people, who, at his inspiration,
voluntarily gave up the use of wheat
flour in order that the allied arm
ies and people might be tided over
the critical months of spring and ear
ly summer. There is no precedent
for a self denying ordinance imposed
such a scale and so magnificently
carried out. The nation which can
do this thing by its own free will as a
nation may be trusted with the task
of making the world safe for democ
racy, for it has given the most splen
did witness to its capacity to make
sacrifice for its faith.
If any American has doubted at
times whether the saving of a little
wheat and a little meat and a little
sugar in his own case was "worth
while," whether it really "paid," here
are the results. It saved the allies
from famine, from disaster and from
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Brand Nei
The lad who used to travel on wheels,
, Buttoned in fur to his chin,
j Is trekking along on blistered heels,
Batin' his chow from a tin!
He bathes when he can and he shaves
when he must,
And he handles a man-sized tool,
j The remarks he ' s nuu)e , to his blunt
j nosed spade
He'll never have learned in school!
He's lost the stoop and the motor
Anil he's going it on his own,
With grit and vim-and the best of
Primmed down to brawn and bone,
For names don't count in the khaki
And nobody roads ''Who's Who."
They feature you there on the bill of
For the things that you really do!
The lads who used to travel on wheels
p ays k j s toll with the rest—in blood—
There's a brand new Yankee democ
Mixing out there in the mud!
We warn the grocers right now that
if this sugar shortage keeps up they
had better not buy many cranberries.
4 4 4
In many families father ♦aunts the
days till payday, while mother knows
the number of hours between now
and the next sugar day.
boys back East: "Yankee Doodle
sailed to France, on a great big
steamer; he kicked the Kaiser on his
pants and made him "Ach der lieber.' -
* « «
An Emmett girl who has heard that
the skirts are to be two inches shorter
told the Index the other day that she
was thankful that she will have her
girdle left.
4 4 4
Postmaster General Burleson says
he will make most of the postmasters
also the local telegraph managers.
Has. Sam Riggs learned his dots and
dashes yet? If he has not, he had bet
ter get busy.
4 4 4
Probably the cooties, like the tac
tics, are much the same in any war.
An Eastern Yank writes home that
he knows now why Napoleon always
had his picturè taken with his hand
inside his shirt.
« « «
Perhaps it is just as well to read
all about the world's series this time,
even if we are more interested in the
Maybe next year the world's
series not only will be played by wom
en, but also reported by lady report
4 4 4
Three girls and three boys were
fined $5 and $20 each for stealing
In the writer's day
they were more mild. The owner of
the patch merely shot our legs full of
birdshot and then his bulldog chased
us home.
4 4 4
"Children, let me tell you a sad
fact," said the Sunday school teacher.
"In Africa there are 10 million square
miles without a Sunday school where
little boys and girls can spend their
Sundays. Now for what should we all
try to save our money and do?" "Go
to Africa," shouted a little red-head
ed boy.
It is stated that the grasshoppers
were so bad in Long Valley this year
that they would eat anything that was
left unguarded. A traveling salesman
while in that country removed his
business suit and donned overalls to
demonstrate a farm tractor,
he returned for his suit the grass
hoppers had eaten holes in it until it
resembled a suit of porous knit un
4 4 4
An Idaho man sat on Long Beach
beach in California. As he sat there
and watched a fat woman cavorting
in the sea, the tide rose gradually,
but he didn't know that such a thing
as a tide existed. So he sat there
watching the fat woman with a su
perior smile, and the tide rose hi-rher
and higher, and finally a little wave
splashed over his foot. He hopped up
and yelled: "Hey, there! Quit yer
jumpin' up and down, ye fat lumpus!
Do ye want to drown me?"
4 4 4
An old jingle used to go: "A girl
,can sing, a girl can dance, a girl can
play croquet; but she can't scratch a
cause she ain't built that way."
Styles have changed since that old
rhyme was new. Croquet has gone
out, and even the men dont scratch
matches on their pants any more.
But try this on your jazz time phon
ograph: "We have seen her prance,
and fox trot and dance and of late we
have seen her rake hay; and she sure
does look cute in an overall suit when
she chooses to dress that way."
4 4 4
Here is a letter received by the Bu
reau of War Risk Insurance and re
ferred to Provost Marshal General
Crowder: "Dear U. S.: My husband
ast for me to rote for him a reckon
ment that he support his family he
ant done nothin* but drink lemon es
sence and play the fiddle since I mar
ried him 8 years ago and 1 gotta feed
seven kids of bison. Take him away
and welcome fir I need the grub and |
his bed for the kids may bee you
cun get him to carry a gun for he's|
1 on squirrels and eating. Dont
tell him but take him. P. S. He cant
4 4 4
The leading spirit in a trainload of
colored troops on the way to embark
for France is quoted in answer to the
question what's he going to do when i
he gets there; "Me, I'se gwine walk |
right out into
gwine call ober, Mistah Kaisah! Mis
tab Bill Kaisah, you come yer! An'
when he come yer, Ps gwine put my
ban' on his shoulder and Ps gwine
scrooch down and look in his lil face
and Ps gwine say, Mistah Kaisah, yo'
day am come! Ps gwine let daylight
into de nut ob de kaisah. You jus'
wait. Mister Kaisah. You ain't seed
anyone fight y it. You wait till us
Angry-Saxyums git to France—yo'j
day am come."
Glass for Spectacles.
Pebble spectacle glasses are made
from pure crystal quartz. Fine crys
talline quartz Is found in every coun
try It te no better than good optical
glass in its optical properties, hut Is
somewhat harder than glass, and when
well polished reinin'* the luster long
er than glass. Ordinary s]>ectacle
ghissus are made of plate-gloss, which
Is Inferior to quartz in optical quality
ami generally Imperfectly polished.
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Ready to Wear
tention to a few of the many styles that we are
W'alton gun metal button, for boys and girls, for
style and wear—
— Calling the children from their play. It's more than
ss: the sound of music, for behind the chimes there is
sr: a serious strain which vibrates the message of duty
— that awaits each boy and girl.
=5 Let us outfit the kiddies, for we are prepared to
— supply them from head to foot.
gs SPORT HATS of felt, in blue, old rose
~ and white, special.
NOVELTY HATS in mixtures and plain colors,
ss Very nobby
ss: Priced at .
ES Children's Black and White Satine
EE Bloomers, sizes 4 to 14. Priced.
EEE Girls' Gingham and Cotton Serge School Dresses
== in plaids and all colors.
— Priced from .
38g Middies, in button and slip-over styles, with plain
and fancy collars
sss Blue Serge Slip-on Middies
SS Each....
= HEAVY SWEATER COATS, ideal for school
dsz Wear, all .sizes
sss Priced from
= Children's School Coats in all sizes and prices.
Size 6 to 8\i .
Size 9 to 1114.
Size 12 to 2%.
Size 3 to 7.
Vici Kid Polish, same range of sizes and prices.
Girls' Brown Polish Calf, high cut, lace, Walton
. 3.19
.. 69c 89c "'"'$1.19
29c 10 89c
Size 12 to 214
Size 3 to 7.
Boys' Walton Gun Meal, button shoes;
Sizes 214 to 7.
$3.49 =
Boys' Gun Melal English Last Welt, black lace ==
Dress Shoe, sizes 1 to 6.-.$3.98 s:
98c " $3.98
School Supplies
$1.19 t0 $1.59
Big 5 tablets in two sizes, 8x10 and 5x914 inches
leaves in proportion, each.
Fast Mail ink tablets.
Navy Mail writing tablets, each
National Mail tablets, each.
Several other styles to select from in large writing
tablets .—
National and University note books. 5c
Composition books .-.
University spelling tablets.
Prang's Art education crayons.
Prang's stick dyes, box, each.—.
SES That are real shoes—made of solid leather. Com- Prang's water colors, No. 5, per set.
" fortable and reasonable in price. We call your at- I Combination compass and divider
Pencils.1c; 2 for 5c; 3 for 10c, and 5c each
Rubber ink and pencil erasers.-. 5c
Stixit Paste
Students' note book cover.
Loose leaves for same.
Metal edge rulers, each.
Prang's Temperine .
Penholders, rubber or cork grip

$2,98" $10
School Shoes
,15c —
'35c E=
10c Art Gum
for Ladies and
Men and Boys
Work Shoes
. 5c
10c, 15c and 25c
You read a good deal about conserving man power,
and the Government is putting many laws in operation
to that end.
You don't hear much about conserving the Woman
Power of the country.
The men should commence at once to conserve the
woman power of the Nation.
Probably the best way to start is to see that every
woman has a Real Range in her kitchen. She is entitled
to the best.
Have your wife call at Hawkins Hardware and ex
amine a Real Range. There is only one Best Range
and that is
The Round Oak Chief
They last a lifetime. They do not burn out.
They save fuel.
We have sold The Round Oak Chief Range for 15
years and during that time not a range has needed
repair. Call and examine this range. They tell their
own story.
Hawkins Hardware Store
K ) V( >n to the plant by the poet Chaucer,
j n the fourteenth century, lie noticed
that the petals folded at sunset and
sunrise, and therefore
Therefore, our
Term That Is Misapplied.
The name daisy Is said to have been
expanded at
called It day'
best girl, who appears brightest in the !
evening cannot truthfully be called
"a daisy."
A Woman's Invention.
The machine that makes artificial
comb foundation for beehives is the |
invention of Frances A. Dunham, who
The ready-made :
patented It in 1SS1.
corali of beeswax permits the bees to
themselves entirely to filling
cells, Increasing the output of
For any pa i ni {, urn> sca ld 0 r bruise,
apply Dr. Thomas' Eclectic Oil—the 1
household remedy. Two sizes 30c and
60c at all drug stores.
Whatever there is good in Tobaccos, Cigars and
Cigarettes, we carry.
Confectionery and Soft Drinks
A 0Ur t, C0Zy £ ace your c,ub house - and meet your
friends here. \ou are as welcome as May flowers. •
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