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THE OKOLONA MESSENGER.
31 Mm INVEST L'll I S E ffil I, IS UNO SHE Mill BACK UP YOUR BOY IN TRENCH. ES BY LOANING UNCLE SAM MON-Y. HIT A DLOW FOB FREEDOM Future of America Depend on Men j . Who Till Soil Put Your Sav- ; Ings in the Safest t - nace in mono, . This is a patriotic appeal to farm Aril Vniir anna Vi o i .a o n n , . t ft lpanrta . v. ' a ' j 1 i . . i . . . . it i . hi ueeuum s uaiues. cut u una not been brought home to you that it ,1s thelduty of those who remain at home to support the government and thereby back up the soldiers in the trenches with every dollar you can spare. Your duty does not end when you increase production so the fight ing men may be fed. Unless every American citizen does bis patriotic duty in purchasing Lib erty Bonds Uncle .Sam cannot clothe, feed, equip and maintain the army In the field. One the of strongest argu' ments advanced In defending the fanner for not having bought Liberty Bonds more heavily in the first two Issues is that he was doing for his , country more than his share in invest ing money in the effort to Increa.se production than could have been done in lending the money to the goverp nient. , The argument is good in so far as It goes, but it does not go far enough. The farmer is not the only producer who is helping the nation by spieeding up production. Every manufacturer who contributes to the vast array of supplies necessary for the comfort, health and success of the men in the trenches fighting the most cruel and heartless foe civilization ever faced might make the same claim. And if It was allowed what would become of the Liberty Loan? , 7 Why have many farmers not yet invested in Liberty Bonds so freely as others? Because, owing to the com parative isolation of farm life, they have not caught the patriotic infec tion which leads others, in city and tojvn, to put their last cent into bonds and to buy them on credit at the banks and pay for them out of their savings. Such persons must under stand that Uncle Sam is calling for help. The government appeals for a loan from the farmer and all other patriotic citizens. Lives will be saved by every dollar a farmer invests in a Liberty Bond. The war will be shortened and dis aster will be rendered impossible. No class of American citizens has a more glorious page in the history of Amer ica than the man who tills the soil. Once he is aroused to the dire need of the country he will invest every spare dollar in Liberty Bonds. No class of citizens is more inter ested in the outcome of the war than are farmers. Farming cannot be car ried on with the ocean closed to com merce. The highways of the sea must be' safe or the farmer cannot safeo engage in growing his crops and rais ing stock. There are enough retired farmers enjoying from their lands an nual incomes smaller than they would receive if they would invest in Lib erty Bonds. Farmers, do you know that $10,000 invested in Liberty Bonds will pay the owner a better return for his money than if he invested it in farm lands and rented the lands? Do you know that the bondowner may bor row more freely on them at the banks than he can upon lands? Do you know that no Investment can compare in security and safety with government bonds? The cause of freedom needs every cent that farmers can raise to send the soldiers to France equipped, fed, protected, to destroy Prussian mili tarism, break the power of the saber rattlers of Potsdam and bring peace to the world. - , , When it comes to duty the farmer must stand shoulder to shoulder with' his fellows. The fate of the nation is &t stake. The future "of civilization hangs in the balance. Arouse, farmers of America, and strike a mighty blow for . liberty, for Justice; for freedom and for peace. ' ; AM ERICA WILL SETTLE PRESENT WORLD'S WAR V Liberty Loan Bond In American Hands la Mott Effective Weapon. Before the united States entered war the conflict may hare been for Europeans to settle, with the are of the world depending, upon I results. But since America de Vd war it has become distinctly Var. no longer is England's war, or ye's war, but America's war the V all the nations associated to de fer man autocracy, which seeks mnate and enslave the world. beBt way to support the war is a Liberty Bond while the brave at the front fighting for you your home and for everything I SM IS SWEPTASIDEFOR CATHOLICS, PROTESTANT8 AND JEWS DESIGNATE APRIL 7 AS LIBERTY LOAN SUNDAY. SERMONS FROM ALL PULPITS Patriotism, Loyalty and Duty to Sup port Country in Present Crisis to Be the Theme for r All Pastors. The churches of metropolitan St Louis will observe the first Sunday in April as Liberty Loan Sunday.' There are about 400 parish churches of every faith, Protestant, Roinau Catholic and Jewish, but no sectarian line will be drawn when it comes to the work tor Uncle Sam in crushing once and tor all the unfathomable in' iquity of Pruseianism. . ' Quite all that was necessary was merely to suggest April 7 as Liberty Loan Sunday to get the wonderful response that Is coming daily Into headquarters of the Liberty Loan Or ganization. The loyalty of all the churches is doubly assured in these responses. . ' , The Church Federation of St. Louis has a War Committee which is work ing out a formal set of. suggestions how best each of the 135 churches in the federation 'may observe the Sun day nearest to the first anniversary of America's declaration of war wit's Germany. The Rev. John W. Maclvor, D. D., pastor of the Second Presbyterian Church, is . chairman of this commit tee. Associated with him are the Very Rev. Carroll M. Davis, dean of Christ Church Cathedral (Episcopal), and Mr. John B. Edwards, a lawyer and a Baptist layman. Archbishop John J. Glennon, Aho presides over the spiritual destinies of 490,000 Roman Catholics' in the Arch docese of St. Louis, is heart and soul with the purposes of the United States government, and has informed the Central Committee of the Liberty Loan Organization that he will : be only too glad to do anything and everything he can to aid his country in raising the Third. Liberty Loan. The metropolitan has 96 parishes in the city limits, of St, . Louis and 145 other parishes in the rural territory from which St Louis obtains its staff of life in more senses than one. . The Jewish community of St. Louis is an Important one, comprising about 60,000 souls, according to a conserva tive estimate. Both the orthodox and the reformed wings of Judaism are in tensely loyal to their country. Their rabbis will do everything in their power to enlist the active support of their religious followers in the Third Liberty Loan. , Each of the great religious sects will, of. course, have their own pe culiar method of approach to the great task, but there is going to be a most healthy and friendly rivalry imaginable between them for the honor of doing the most by their be loved President. 11 The St. Louis plan is to utilize every pulpit, every church bulletin, every religious channel of communication, every denominational organ, of what ever name or circulation. In the com mon labor of raising the necessaiy funds to sustain our soldiers and sail ors, wherever they are. Doubtless this plan will be exten sively followed, in all the church cen ters of .influence throughout the Eighth Federal Reserve District i "ii'i. - - ' VIRILE MESSAGE FROM BISHOP P. S. TUTTLE Celebrated Episcopalian Makes Strong Plea for. His Country. A message by Bishop Daniel Syl vester Tuttle of Missouri always com mands national attention. He is pre siding bishop of the Episcopal Church. He has. been a bishop for more than 51 years and a clergyman for nearly 60 years.- He comes, of Revolutionary stock and is president of the Missouri Sons of the Revolution. ' , Though in his eighty-second year, the venerable bishop is as vigorous and as alert as be ever was, a veri table watchman on the tower of. his country. When he learned of the great Liberty Loan drive ty begin April 6, Bishop Tuttle wrote in an autograph letter the following, virile message:' "fellow Americans: All that ws are In good will and strong nerve and all that we have of spare means should be at the service of our country, now that she Is in a determined struggle for her own safety and for Interna tional rights and for freedom and jus. tics and fair play for all t world. ' s "It's a time when, under the colors, and through Liberty Loans, and on the firing line, we should, cry aloud with Shakespeare's Wolsey: " "'Let all the ends thou aim'st at be. thy country's, thy God's and truth's.'" ' The picturesque ecclesiastic will In every way possible lend his voice and hand to see the Liberty Leah through. A Liberty Bond buyer becomes a real fighting soldier for Uncle Sam. T LIBERTY LQflH ST1V-HE now HOLD QPFDRTUNITY Man Who Buys Liberty Bond Is Ing His Bit" Do- , The time is fast approaching when ail of us "stay-at-homes" will ag?!n have an opportunity to serve our country. Just btcuse we are too old or too young, or have dependents, does not mean that we cannot bo soldiers and help to win this great fight for de mocracy and freedom. The Third Liberty Loan, which will start April 6, wifl be the greatest op portunity for patriotic service that has been offered those of us who still re main in civil life. The work to flout it will be great. With the approach of what all the world is oonvinced is the crisis in this war, tho need of a great bhowing of unity and strength on the part of America has become so imperative that probably the way in which this .country meets this duty will consti tute the deciding factor in the war. The Third Libert., Loan is the me dium through which better than in any other way America's heart, mind and physical strength can be thrown into the weight of battle against Germany. A huse Liberty Loan in this country means discouragement to Germany any encouragement to our allies. It means funds to equip, feed and train our soldiers, it means support and comfort for our men in the trenches. It means money for ships, and it means an ample reservoir of financial credit out of which all things required by' the brotherhood of nations against autocratic militarism can be obtained to drive forward this year with their maximum strength and bring the hor rors of the world war to an early end. The man who at home buys a Lib erty Bond performs as efficient an act of war as the man In khaki who pulls a trigger in his trench in France. It is all the more a home man's duty to perform this act, sinpe he is not under going tho discomfort and the. danger that raises the soldier's service to the heroism that should inspire us at home with a full appreciation of the part ve must play. ' LIBERTY BONDS BRING CITIZENS REAL THRIFT Millions Doing Themselves Patriotic Duty Find Financial Gainers. Before the government began to is sue the Liberty Bonds there were less than 500,000 bondholders in the Unit ed States, Now there are more thun 12,000,000) Soon there will be many more millions to learn' how simple it ' Uncle Sam- is not asking you to do is to put $50, $100, $500 or $1,000 Into nate one cent, but he is pleading that a safe bond that will bring 4, or f you lend hiin your money to help per cent as regularly as the year rolls make the world safe for democracy, around, besides returning the full He offers you a Liberty Bond with a amount invested at date of maturity. Wit 1 1 l Aucie is uu iir& ua iu mi; umer uuu of investment, and no taxes to pay. An investor that holds a mortgage on a house must boitrer about insur ance, repairs, and i.,ust personally col lect interest and p .incipal. On a Lib erty Bond it is o...j nwjysary to tear off a little coupon twice a year,-which will be cashed by any bank or trust company. Moreover, if money is invested in a mortgage on a house, whatever hap pens, the mortgage stands for one, two, three years, or whatever period was originally fixed. If money Is put into a Liberty Bond the principal can be recovered any day in the year. Therefore, when a farmer, a me chanic, a doctor, a lawyer or any oth er citizen buys a Liberty Bond he not only Is putting money, into the one safe investment in the world but he be comes a patriot Just as surely as the soldier who shoulders a gun. But he risks nothing, while the man in khaki Offers his life a living sacrifice upon the altar of freedom. The future of the nation depends upon Liberty Bond buyers!' LIBERTY LOAN feSSAY PRIZE Wife of Missouri's Governor Gives 150 Liberty Bond for Best Production. Mrs. Frederick D. Gardner, wife of. Missouri's Governor, will give a $60 Liberty Bond to the boy or girl, under 18 years of age, writing the best essay on the Third Liberty Loan. -This competition is open to .the School pupils of public, private and parochial schools, except the publie achnola nf fU Tjinia All. essays should be plainly written I on only one side of the paper, giving the pupil's name, age, school, town or township and grade, with the' name of the teacher. All essays should be mailed to Mrs. Theodore Benoiet, chairman Missouri Woman's Lib erty Loan Organization, 1693 Railway Exchange Building, St. Louis. . A committee composed of bankets and editors will read the essays and ward Mrs. Gardner's prise. In addition to this, Mrs. Benolst Is endeavoring to have a bond offered as a prize by some public-spirited citizen ln each town and townshto ln Mis souri to the boy or girl writing the best essay. The conditions of the contests to be decided by the local Llbertv Loan nmTn1ttB nnrl thai teachers of the respective schools. Stop -criticizing the government. C : your bit to help, win the war. Buy s Liberty Bond. ii IS BEST WEAPON UNCLE 8AM FIGHTING TO WIN WAR FOR WORLD'S LIBERTY AND FREEDOM. FARMERS OWE DUTY TO U. S. Liberty Loan Bonds Are Safest Invest ment and Are a Guarantee for Continued Prosperity for the Entire Country. Every dollar invested in a Liberty Bond is a blow at the greatest inter national criminal in history. Every dollar that goes to purchase a Liberty Bond Is a protest against the greedy, unscrupulous, . soulless power bent upon enslaving the world. .One hun dred dollars invested in Liberty Bonds brings victory nearer to Amer ica and the Allies and saves the lives of American soldiers battling for I home and country. Farmers especially should realize that Uncle Sam Is fighting not only to win the war for the Allies but for America. No American citizen should imagine that the United States is. in this war for the Allies alone. A vic tory for Germany would mean slavery for Americans as well as the remain der of the world. Wake up, freemen of America, and help your government to destroy the ruthless power that has plunged more than half of the world into the blood iest, most horrible war In history. Farmers now obtain high prices for their products, but if the Kaiser wins the war there will be no 12 wheat or corn, and hog and cattle raising will become unprofitable, because the mar kets of the world will be closed to America. Uncle Sam has been good to the farmers. They have lived in peace and their homes have been secure and the Federal Loan Bureau has provided cheap money with which they cotuu pursue the arts of peace. ' Farmers in the last few years have been- so well paid for their produce that they now are "on their feet," or more nearly so than ever before. . Any economy they can practice now wil,! give them additional money with which to lend financial aid to the gov ernment in Us great battle for right and lf dealing. high rate of interest. A Liberty Bond ' Ik. f . J . . U ... A is the safest investment in the world. When a farmer buys a Liberty Bond he not only helps to finance the war, but he becomes a lifesaver for Amer ican boys fighting the most heartless, cruel, relentless foe that civilization ever has been called upon to face. Last year the great cry Was con servation. This year it is thrift The nation last year was urged to con serve the natural resources and the products of the farms and fields and factories. Greater crops were plead ed for, and canning clubs and city gardens were urged. This year the country is being taught the lesson of spending its money wisely. '. The government is showing the farmer as well as every other citizen the importance of put ting every dollar where it will do the most good. The fact that the farmer Is being told thi3 year to be thrifty does not mean he is not to plant every acre available and till his crops carefully and harvest them when they are ready for the reaper. But 'it means he Is to invest wisely the money he gets for the splendid crops he has demonstrated he is able to raise. Conservation and thrift go hand in hand. The farmer, as a rule, can find something for which to spend almost every dollar he receives. There al ways la something to buy. Machinery is needed, notes must be met, fer tilizer purchased, harness, clothing, oil and groceries paid for. With the high prices he will receive for his products he will have money left after he has met his expenses. The patriotic citizen will invest this surplus in Liberty . Bonds, the safest investment In the world, and one that X br,n in J return b"t h',I!1 tor1mke America a safe ple "T ln ,year" uuimr luaueu io me govern- ment serves to shorten the war and bring peace to the world. Farmers' Work Cut Out Uncle Sam has never called upon the American farmer in vain. The Third Liberty Loan will start April 6. This spring and summer the suppoit of the war is np to the farmers. Ws must lick Germany. Unless we do our place Jn the world is lost We are giv ing our sons, we are giving our food supplies, and now let's not fail to back up 4he treasury with our dollars. Buy 6 I..r;rry Yfnd and help to keep the K e the United States. the Tuaeanla. Buy a L Ib id help build warships to srlcan fdiere upon the Ml S Mil UNITED STATES FOOD ADMINISTRATION MISSISSIPPI DIVISION By HARPER LriPER, Public Information Director. PRICES Considerable complaint is these days with reference to paid for everything purchased. of the time mads prices Most we do not consider it a hardship on others when we are. the merchant and the other fellow the pur chaser. All the necessities connected with Mv Ing have been going up since the war began. The wholesale dealer has to pay more wages and salary than he even dreamed of a few years ago The same thing is true of the retailer. On the other hand, the question is brought up, "Why. doesn't the Government take a hand and put a stop to the rising prices?" Would you care to have the Government interfere with your right to receive more for your commodities or labor than you did one or two years ago? ! If a person stops to consider prices and Investigate a little he will find that they have risen on a much lower scale than is the rule in otker wars. Have you thought when you paid 9 or 10 cents for sugar, with the country going through an actual sugar famine, that it would have gone much higher had not the Government, through the United States Food Administration, taken measures to stabilize the mar ket? Have you stopped to wonder why the wholesale pr'ca or flour is lass than $11 a barrel, when it went as high as '$15 last summer, and threat ened to keep mounting? Have you re membered that the farmer is getting more money out of $10 or $11 flour to day than he got out of $14 or $15 flour six months ago? No, you haven't thought of . those things. You Just know that prices art high, and you wonder why "somebody doesn't do something about it.v If you stopped to think, maybe your tone would change from complaint to won der. Prices are high, but the wonder is that they are not far higher, when you come to think of It. . "The Allies are all in the same boat, a long way from shore and on limited! rations" and Uncle Sam Is running the relief ship. Woman's Missionary Society of ! the Methodist Church Mrs. A. S. Miller threw open the doors of her beautiful home to the members of the Mission ary Society on Monday afternoon from, throe to five. lightful time and a very inter esting meeting was reported. The president, , Mrs. Frank Owen, in her charming manner brought before us the study of Christian Stewardship. Scrip ture lessons were read by differ ent ladies present, reports made by officers and committee work ers, after which our, pastor, Rev. J. B. JRandolph, gave us a short but inspiring talk which en couraged each and all to go on with the great one-to-win-one campaign work. He also ex pressed his thanks for co-operation of all in the meeting just closed. Very interesting papers were then' read by Mesdames Porter Davis, J. E. Capps and E. I. Keller. . We were glad to have so many present and especially glad to give Mrs. G. S. Keller, Mrs. Ames and Mrs. Cora Gates a hearty welcome as new members of our society. The hostess, assisted by Mrs. T. P. Davis and Miss Mary Seal Miller, served the guests with a refreshing ice. ' A unanimous vote of thanks was given the hostess for such a pleasant afternoon and such real hospitality. The Society will meet Monday afternoon, April 8th, at 3:00 o'clock. Come and bring your friends. t Reporter. Why They Succeed. Perhaps you think that a lot of suc cessful men won success because they had nerve, whereas their success probably la due mors to good, hard work while yon were standing on the street corner arguing politics or re ligion. Atchison Globe. Letter from a Navy Boy U. S. S. Wyoming, February 24, 1718. Dear Folks, I am still on board the Wyom ing but expect to be back on the New York in a week or so. The weather is rather windy but not quite so cold and it never gets as cold here as it does in the cen tral aud northern States of America. We all hope the Ger mans will commence their offen sive early on the western front, because we feel sure that the allies will win and the sooner it starts the sooner we get back Lhome. London seems to get her raids regularly but the allies including the Italians are making reprisal raids on towns in Germany. They seem to think over here that the non-combatents will re-. ceive acout as mu:n nrst nne battling a3 the men in the trenches, owing to the aerial fights! Both sides claim that raids by air will be made into enemy territory on a hvge scale penetrating far inland over, towns back of the trenches. Scotland is a very nice country but none of them can compare with the United States. I have been in some homes that still use the old spinning wheel and build their houses of slate-like stone, j us t as they get it Irom mountainside. . "Pete", as it is called, is burned by the people istead of coal and wood. The houses are covered with sod and grass. The war did not cause this as the people have always lived that way in this one par ticular section : of Scotland. I have seen some nice towns and cities over here. Also had hikes out into the country districts. I made one trip' out to see the country folks. not korig ago ;and bought eggs and cabbage for some of the officers. Eggs sell for 66 cents to 84 cents per dozen and cabbage at 6 cents and 8 cents. The country folks are glad to sell them and our, officers are glad to eat them, so are the enlisted men, While food may be scarce over here it is known that it is more so in uermany. l aon i inmic the Kaiser will want to rule the universe after the allies get through with him this spring ..and he will be glad to wear a hat instead of a crown. I hope to get a plug in his direction myself so would all the others over here. George Washington's birthday has passed again and we did not . celebrate, but the paymaster gave us j a little better dinner than usual, which was highly appreciated a3 ;well as devoured by all the crew. ' Sunday is quite a treat for msi as we use it as a rest day and'; all our ships hold services so that anyone, wishing may attend church in the morn ing and evening. Prayer meetings and bible classes are' also held during the week just as , if we were on the outside or at home. You know we, call this the inside and public life or cfviliari life the outside. In counting the stories or floors to a house you usuallystart from the bottom' and count up but quite different here. You would start from the top and go down as you know only one is visible from the outside, but as you go down you would be surprised at the number there is below the water line. Double the number of the crew aboard this ship and you would have a town or rather a population greater or as great as the town of Okolona. Eat, sleep, wash clothes and work' all in tne same nome. mere is quite a large family aboard this "battle wagon" as some of the . boys call them. I am still in good health as usual and have the same job. Hope all of you are the same and enjoying life. Loye to all. . Your son, John Louis Hopkins.