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THE STARKVILLE NEWS.
OL. XVli *)Ji VfjUj anßßj tmf/ttk WSHBpFitv \, I ¥ ¥¥¥¥¥¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ LETTER IN THE L MORNING MAIL |How Mrs. Lane Finally Realized | That Thousands of Other b Mothers’ Sons Are at War | Scarred Battle Front. By MAXIMILIAN FOSTER Of the Vigilantes. | Mathematics teach us that 1 from 1 leaves nothing, and there Is also the well known biological theorem that \you cannot get blood from a turnip, it Is also assumed, Sir Isaac Newton l having demonstrated the law, that | what goes up is bound to come down, Ibut this Is only abstract Mrs. Lane probably would have denied it The flat rent, previously $1,200 a \ year, now was $1,400, and it showed no f eigne whatever of coming down. The name condition applied also to her children’s shoes. The shoes now cost I $7, w hereas they formerly had cost $4. | But this was merely a detail. A slral- Llar phenomenon occurred as to beef f steaks, potatoes, butter, fish and the t 67 other varieties of domestic esseu- tlals. All had gone up; none had fcome down. About the only thing sta ble in Mrs. Lane’s cosmos was Mr. Lane’s yearly income. This was $7,000 a year. Already Mrs. Lane had given rup one maid. The war literally was at t her door. True, Mrs. Lane had no son, Ido brother — no kin of any kind — in tbs Lwar, hut the war still was at her door. Hard to Make Ends Meet. K Give money for the war? What do "you think she was doing, anyway? 1 She was giving every cent she had, trying to make both ends meet in her household. It hurt, though. Mrs. was a kindly, warm hearted wo man, and she would have liked to give. I The war was dreadful! It was- so dreadful she’d stopped reading about It t But one must read letters. One \ must do that when a friend takes the trouble to write them. The letter came in the morning mail. Mrs. Lane read it, then she read It •gain. Afterward she sat there ab , sorbed, silent, rigid. The color had crept out of her face, and her breath came f swiftly from between her parted lips. **J have just come hack from the canteen,” it read. Ü Buch an after h noon I A trainload of seriously 1; wounded to he fed at once, which lj is trying, as one has to climh into r all the carriages, one after the oth rj er. We begin with the men who are well enough to sit up and han dle their cups, and those who are too ill even to lift their heads , of t course , we have to lift and feed j ourselves. Feeding the ones with had face wounds are the hardest . j / can stand ordinary wounds of lj blood, hut when a man ought to have a nose and mouth end all he has is —ugh I—it takes all your i courage to get through a feeding . j I managed to get half a pint of 4 milk and a beaten egg and some i hrandy down the ihroat of a hoy of twenty ihho had no mouth left, and j / had to clean it between every I mouthful. He had had no food for : fifteen hours and was so thirsty that he was nearly insane. I held i hit head against me, and I gagged all the time, but I fust kept think tag, Suppose it was my boy who ;• needed a drink and there was no one to give it to him* So I went I through with 41, and he finally went to sleep. Oh, Martha, Martha Lane , we need everything —all you and > the rest can sendl” If Lawrence Had Gene to War. i* One o’clock struck. Mrs. Lane still Sst with the letter clutched In her 1 band. “What’s for dinner?” asked Han* Bab, the maid, Mrs. Lane hardly heard ; ber. She was still sitting there when Olivia floundered in. Olivia was four* [ teen, the conscious age. “Mother,” she * said fretfully, can,’t go to dancing school again in brown gloves when all , |he other girls have white ones.” The plaint reminded Mrs. Lane that Law rence at boarding school had written , that morning about his socks. He had 1 snly two pairs of silk ones left “And, mother,” said Olivia, continuing— But I what Olivia said Mrs. Lane didn’t hear, gbe bad dropped her head on the table : sod unaccountably was weeping. “Just suppose, 11 _ was my boy—mine I” she ** Great .Net of diwvMKroudK / on Ocean of uvspeoitaUe P<via! I v/ * ******¥¥¥¥¥¥¥¥¥¥¥¥¥¥¥¥¥¥¥¥¥*¥¥¥¥¥¥*¥¥ BRING THEM TO ME was sunning. “Why, mother J” ejaculated Olivia. She hurried toward her mother, “What Is it, mother? You’re acting just as though Lawrence had gone to war 1” Mrs. Lane looked up, the tears streaking down her face. “That’s just what is the matter with me! I should be acting as If Lawrence were there. And so should you I If Willie were like these, the boys there,” she pointed to the letter that had slip* ped from her lap to the floor—“if he were, like them, In need, dying, want ing eggs, milk, brandy, to keep him alive, would you be buying white gloves? And would we think what other people wear or how they live or wheth er we had only one servant now? If my boy was over there, if my son were—” But other women’s sons are over there. Mrs. Lane had at last realized this. The tears were rolling down her cheeks. i 8 S Used 40 Years • CARDUi J The Woman’s Tonic * • • £ Sold Everywhere * S g n STARKVILLE. MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY, MAY B, 1918 The Red Cross Answers By THEODOSIA GARRISON Of the Vigilante*. Dear God, to leave this sheltered place wherefrom I may not fd To give my service to a world torn through with war and woe, To heal the wounds of broken men, to mend the shattered mind. To lend my hands unto the maimed, my eyes unto the blind; To give a woman back her man from out the very dead— “But 1 will do this for you,” said the great Cross of Red. Nay, but there are little towns that once were white and fair Now burned and bleak and desolate ’mid blackened fields and bare; If I might bring its people-hack to find there as before The staunch roof, the decent hearth, the vines about the door; If I might lift a frightened child and leave It comforted— “But I will do this for you,” said the great Cross of Red, “You may heal the wounded and you may guide the blind. You may bring new comfort and Joy to humankind. If so within your sheltered plabe you give me for your part The strength within your two hands, the pity at your heart; Tlirough you, from you, of you I am, by your own heart-strings led, I fail but If you fail me”—said the great Cross of Red. - - - - EVERYONE MUST HELP. Wars cannot be fought without money, and upon the Treasury oentere every financial demand upon the Nation. The rich of this country cannot alone meet the needs of the Natloni the men of the country cannot do It alone; the women of the country cannot do It alone; but all of us, the people of the United Stages, disre garding partisanship, forgetting selfish interests, thinking only of the supremacy of right and determining to vindicate the majesty of American ideals and secure the safety of America and civilization, can do the great and splendid work which Qod has called upon us to do. W. Q. McADOO, Secretary of the Treasury. I T - , ————— Subscnoefor the News* FOOD CONTROL " MEANSVICTORY European Shortage Places Prob* |em Before American Govern* ment —Farsighted Policy Adopted. NEED 75,000,000 BU. WHEAT. Food Administration Atka Aid #f Every American In Qlgantie Tk of Ftoding Millions. It 1 s the food problem over thero that makes a food problem over hero. If we wished to be supremely selfish — and supremely shortsighted—we could go on eating as much- as we like and whatever we like, without much diffi culty or interruption—at least, until the Germans came! But we are not doing things In that selfish and suicidal way. We are try ing to make a great common pool of all of our food, and all of the food of the allies, and all of the food we can gat from South American and other neutrals, and dividing it up fairly among America, England, France, Bel gium and Italy. This does not mean that all of the people in the great pool are going to have the same ration, but means that we are trying to arrange to have enough for everybody, so that the sol diers —our soldiers and their soldiers— will be well fed, as they have to be to fight hard and continuously, and that the munitions workers and the workers In all the other necessary In dustries, and the men and women at home will all have enough to keep alive and well. It is absolutely neces sary to do this if the war is to be won, and we are going to do it, but it means planning, working, arranging. co-opei> atlng, being careful, not wasting, sav ing. And it means that each and every one of us has got to help. Now, we have enough and more than enough food for ourselves, and the Government is going to tee to it that we keep here at home a sufficient sup ply of every essential kind of food to support our people. ' But over there they simply have not enough. Lord Rhondda, the English food controller, recently cabled the American food ad ministrator, that unless we can send the allies before the next . uropean harvest 75,000,000 bushels of wheat In addition to what had been sent up to January 1 of this year he could not assure the people of the allies that they would have a sufficient supply of food to carry on the war. He did not say anything in this cable about the other food necessary, but be ,has told of these needs in other cables —and by his actions in England. For example, his latest regulation compels a reduction of meat eating In the United Kingdom to a maximum of one pound per week per person, this pound Including the bone and other waste parts in the meat as bought In the shop. The allies must have more wheat, more meat, more fats, more dairy prod ucts, more sugar. Their harvests were very short —France had less than half her normal crop of wheat —and the available shipping Is small in amount and constantly being lessened by sub marines, so that It Is now practically imppssible to use any ships for the long voyage necessary to bring food from Australia and other remote markets. The food must come chiefly from America. In specific figures it Is nec essary for us to send to the allies 1,100,000 tons of foodstuffs a month. This is a great responsibility and n great problem. The food must be found, and also the ships to carry it. It is being done, but can only continue to be done by the help and full ce eperation of all of us over our broad land. We must produce and save more. To supply the wheat necessary until the next harvest, we must reduce our consumption by from one-fourth to one-third; we must cut down our usual average consumption off meats and fats by from 10 to 15 per cent, and dairy products by about 10 per cent. No. 666 This Is a prescription prepared especially for MALARIA or CHILLS A FEVER. Five or six doses will break any case, and if taken then as a tonic the Fever will not return. It acts on the liver beiiet than Calomel and does not dime or sicken. 25* NO. I