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APRIL 26 LIBERTY DAT.
President Wilson Calls Upon all
Communities to Liberally
Pledge Anew Their Finan
la Support to Sustain^f?®
the Nation's Cause."
Washington, April' 19.—Friday,
April 26, will be Liberty day
throughout the United States under
a proclamation issued last night ,by
President Wilson calling on citizens
of every community to hold liberty
loan rallies and "liberally pledge
anew their financial support to sus
tain the nation's cause."
Patriotic demonstrations similar
to those on the opening day of the
campaign will be held on April 26,
and'the day devoted to giving the
race toward the $3,000,000,000 war
credit goal a new impetus for the
President Wilson's Liberty day
1 proclamation follows:
"An enemy who has grossly abus
ed the power of organized govern
ment and who seeks to dominate the
world by the might of the sword,
challenges the rights of America and
the liberty and life of all the free
nations of the earth. Our brave
sons are facing the fire of battle in
defense of the honor and rights of
America and the liberty of nations.
To sustain them and to assist our
gallant associates in the war, a gen
erous and patriotic people have been
called upon to subscribe to the third
"Now, therefore, I, Woodrow Wil
sn, president of the United States of
America, do appoint Friday, the
26th day of AprU" 1918, as Liberty
day. On the afternoon of that day,
1 request the people of the United
States to assemble in their respective
communities and liberally pledge
anew their financial support to sus
tsnn the nation's cause. Patriotic
demonstrations should be held irt
every city, town and hamlet through
out the land under the general di
rection of the secretary of the treas
ury and the immediate direction by
the federal reserve banks. Let the
nation's response to the third Lib
erty loan express in unpiistakable
ferms the determination of America
to fight for peace, the permanent
peace of justice.
"For the purpose of participating
in Liberty day celebrations, all em
ployees of the federal government
throughout the country .whose serv
ices can be spared may be excused
at 12 o'clock uoon, Friday, the 26th
"In witness whereof, 1 have here
unto set mv hand and caused the
seal of the United States to be affix
"Done in the District of Columbia,
this 18th day of April, in the year
•f our Lord, 1918, and of the inde
pendence of the United States of
"Secretary of State."
Argentina's President Admiring,
America Tell How He Stands
Why isn't Argentina Republic at
war with Germany? The answer is
given in a very interesting and un
usual interview granted to Roy How
ard of the United States staff by the
president of Argentina, Hipolito Ir
igoyen, in Buenos Aires last Friday.
Germany had interfered with the
maritime trade of Argentina and had
sunk several of her ships. The peo
ple of the republic had shouted for
war President Irigoyen says:
"The position of a neutral is very
difficult. It is not always under
stood by belligerents, as the United
States will appreciate.
"When she was affronted by Ger
many, Argentina, acting in accord
ance with international procedure,
demanded an apology and repara
tion. When both were granted, Ar
gentina, under the law, was unable
to proceed further, regardless of in
dividual opinions and national senti
"When Germany made reparation
upon our demands, our course was
dictated as certainly as was that of
Ibe United States throughout he
pperiod of her long neutrality.
"Argentina's sympathetic approv
al has followed the United States
step by step. We have endorsed
your course and voiced our approval
of the loftiness of your objectives on
every important occasion. I have
followed every move of President
Wilson and have read every public
utterance by him regarding the aims
and purposes of the United States
with a feeling of the greatest admir
ation and respect. By his words and
deeds, we in Argentina have come to
recognize and accept him as one of
ihe world's great benign figures.
"Argentina is not indifferent to
wards the international conflagra
tion now raging, nor is her course
or her attitude to be construed as
unsympathetic or cold towards the
Wnited States. The difficuties of her
position possibly are not fully under
stood in the united States. What
oar past actions have been is known
even if they have sometimes been
misinterpreted. Only future devel
opments will shape our future in
ternationai policy, but no misunder
standing of past developments
I Should cause a prejudgment of Ar
gentina's future policy to her dis
I "The misunderstanding of Argen
tina's position is quite, evident to us,
but it would not be well for the
world to prejudice Argentina's fu
ture course in the event of further
German affronts, except upon a full
,.•} understanding of her past course and
her present position.
1§t! Flour to
The Pood Administration has is
sued a recent ruling to govern the
amount of flour which farmers may
secure from a mill in exchange for
wheat. Under this ruling millers
5? are forbidden to sell to any farmer
an amount of flour in excess of
forty-nine pounds, and no miller
may knowingly soli flour amounting
to more than the customer's require
ments for thirty dsirs.
The miller must require the cus
tomer to accept wheat substitutes of
equal weight to the flour purchased,
unless the customer submits in writ
lag a certificate showing that he has
on hand a sufficient supply of such
substitutes. /These substitutes are
defined as Hominy, cera grits, corn
"--••J meal, corn flour, edible corn starch,
barley flour, rolled oats, oatmeal,
rice, rice flour, buckwheat flour,
potato flour, sweet potato flour, soy
bean flour, milo, kaflr and feteiita.
When the farmer takes wheat of
his own growing to the mill to ex
change for wheat flour, the amount
of flour given him shall not exceed
the amount which, with the flour al
ready in his hands, will reasonably
meet the requirements of his house
hold for thirty days. Millers may
require the farmer to give a written
statement to the effect that the
amount of flour delivered will jiot
last longer than thirty days, and
that he will not sell, lend or deliver
such flour to anyone. Bach miller
wist forward to the feder^J food ad
ashlstrator of his state, on tne first
of month, certificates giTen him
bf far biers, snowing that taey have
a sufficient supply of, flour substi
tutes oa hand..
"Most Miles Per Gallon"
"Most Miles on Tires"
Tourhig Car $ 825
Touring, with All-
W eat her Top 935
& 5-Pass. Seian 1275
6-Pass. Town Car 1275
All prUej f. o. 1). Detroit
Wire wheeU resular equipment
vilh Sedan and Town Cu
J. E, OLAMPITT
Any maker claim for his product all the qualities there are. That is his
privilege. He ,may even think his claims are justified.
You read the advertisements, so you know that makers, as a rule, are not over
modest in that regard.
If you believe them all, they all make super-cars.
In your experience, that theory doesn't hold*
Maxwell is different.
We never clair^ anything we cannot prove.
As a matter of fact we never have claimed anything for this Maxwell that has
not already been proved in public test and under official observation.
Maxwell claims are not therefore claims in the ordinary sense—they are state
ments of fact—pr
They are, in evcy case, matters of official record attested under oath.
For example: The famous 22,000-mile Non-Stop run was made with the
Maxwell every minute under observation of the A. A. A. officials.
That still remains a world's record—the world's record of reliability.
That particular tert proved about all that anyone could ask or desire of a motor
Among other things it still stands the world's long distance speed record.
Just consider—44 days and nights without a stop, at an average speed of 25
miles per hour!
And that, not by a $2,000 car, but by a stock model Maxwell listing at $825.
You will recall perhaps that a famous high powered, high priced six in a trans
continental trip made 28 miles average over a period of five days and eleven
Now compare those two feats—one of less than six days, the other of 44 days.
You know automobiles—which was the greater test?
Is there any comparison on grounds either of speed or endurance?
Proves you don't need to pay more than $825 to obtain all the qualities you
can desire in a motor car—if you select a Maxwell.
For that Maxwell Non-Stop run was made, not on a track but over rough
country roads and through city traffic—average of all kinds of going.
And—listen to this.
So certain were we of the condition of the Maxwell at the end of that great
"•feat^we announced that at the stroke of eleven on a certain morning, the car
wouM stop in front of the City Hall, Los Angeles, for the Mayor to break the
Five seconds after he had pulled the switch plug and stopped the motor after the
44 days and niglfts continuous running, she was started again and off on a
thousand mile jaunt to visit various Maxwell dealers.
How is that for precision—certainty of action? That incident brought a storm
of applause from the assembled thousands.
Hill climbing?—this Maxwell holds practically every record worth mentioning—
especially in the West where the real hills are.
The Mount Wilson record—nine and one-half miles, 6,000 feet elevation!—was
taken by a stock Maxwell.
Two months ago a 12-cylinder car beat that record by two minutes.
Then—three days later—a stock Maxwell went out and beat that 12-cylinder
record by thirty seconds! Pretty close going for such a distance and such a
So Maxwell still holds the Mount Wilson honors.
Ready to defend it against all comers too, at any time—a stock Maxwell against
any stock or special chassis.
Economy—also a matter of official record.
Others may claim—Maxwell proves.
Thousands of Maxwell owners throughout the United States on the same day
averaged 29.4 miles per gallon of gasoline.
Not dealers or factory experts, mind you, but owners—thousands of them-—
driving their own Maxwells.
Nor were they new Maxwells—the contest was made by 1915,16, and 17 models,
of which had seen tens of thousands miles of service—three years' use.
Nor could they choose their own road or weather conditions—all kinds were
encountered in the various sections of the country.
Good roads bad—level country and mountainous regions—heat and cold—
sunshine and rain—asphalt and mud.
And the average was 29.4 miles per gallon!
There's economy for you. And under actual average driving conditions—not
But that isn't all.
The greatest achievement of this Maxwell was in its showing of speed and relia
bility and economy all in the same run.
Non-Stop run, though no thought was given to
either spiced or economy, it still remains a fact of official record that the Maxwell
averaged 22 miles per gallon said 25 miles per hour.
Now you know' that speed costs—and that economy tests are usually made at
slow-speed—closed-throttle, thin-mixture conditions.
You know too that you can obtain economy of fuel by building and adjusting
for that one condition.
can get by building for speed. Any engineer can do that.
But to obtain that combination of speed 'and economy with the wonderful
reliability shown in that 44-days Non-Stop run—that car must be a Maxwell.