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THE WEEKLY MESSENGER.
ALL KINDS OF JOB PRINTING . JUSTICE TO ALL sUBSCRrITION $1,00 PUn NNiTM VOLUME XXXIII. ST. MARTINVILLE, LA., APRIL 20, 1918. . NuMBan 10 U. S. Must Cut Use Of Wheat by One-Half America Consumed 42,000,000 Bushels Monthly. From Now Until Harvest Must Use Only 21,000,000. RATION PER PERSON IS 11 POUNDS OF WHEAT PRODUCTS WEEKLY Military Necessity Calls for Greater Sacrifice Here-Alled War Bread Must Be Maintained-Our Soldiers and Sailors to Have Full Allowance. If we are to furnish the Allies with the necessary propor tfon of wheat to maintain their war bread from now until the " next harvest, and this is a military necessity, we must reduce our monthly consumption to 21,000,000 bushels a month, as against our normal consumption of about 42,000,000 bushels, or 60 per cent. of our normal consumption. This is the situs tion as set forth by the U. S. Food Administration at Washing ton. Reserving a margin for distribution to the army and for special cases, leaves for general consumption approximately 1- pounds of wheat products weekly per person. The Food Administration's statement continues: Many of our consumers are dependent upon bakers' bread. Such bread must be durable and therefore, requires a larger proportion of wheat products than cereal breads baked in the household. Our army and navy require a full allowance. The well-to-do in our population can make greater sacrifices in the consumption of wheat products than can the poor. In addition, our population in the agriculturgl districts, where the other cereals are abun dant, are more skilled in the preparation of breads from these other cereals than the crowded city and industrial populations. With improved transportation conditions we now have avail able a surplus of potatoes. We also have in the spring months a surplus of milk, and we have ample corn and oats for human consumption. The drain on rye and barley, as substitutes, has already greatly exhausted the supply of these grains. To effect the n eded saving of wheat cent. of the average monthly amount we are wholly dependent upon the pu-chased in the four months prior to voluntary assistance of the American March L pebple and we ask that the following 5. Manufacturers using wheat prod. rules shall be observed: ucts for non-food purposes should 1. Householders to use not to exceed cease suih use entirely. a total of 1% pounds per week of 6. There Is no limit upon the use of wheat products per person. This other cereals, flours, and meals, corn, means not more than 1% pounds of barley, buckwheat, potato flour, it Sictory bread containing the required cetera. percentage of substitutes and one-half Many thousand families throughout pound of cooking flour, macaroni, the lad are now usand no wheat th rod. crackers, pastry, ples, cakes, wheat the land re now n wheat prod breakfast cereals, all combined. ucts whatever, except a very small SPublicamount for cooking purposes, and are 2. Puble eating places and clubs to doing so In perfect health and satisfae. observe two wheatles days per week, tion. There is no reason why all of Monday and Wednesday, as at present. the American people who are able to In addition thereto, not to serve to the American people who ausehold ableannot any one guest at any one meal an cook in their own households cannot aggregate of breadstuffs macaroni, subsist perfectly well with the use of crackers, pastry, pies, cakes, wheat les wheat products than one and one breakfast cereals, containing a total half pounds a week, and we specially of more than two ounces of wheat ask the well-to-do households In the flour. No wheat products to be served country to follow this additional pro unless specially otlerd. Public eat- gramme in order that we may provide ing establishments not to buy more the necessary marginal supplies for than six pounds of wheat products for those parts of the community less able each ninety meals served, thus con- to adapt themselves to so large a pro forming with the limitations requested portion of substitutes. of the householders. In order that we shall be able to I Retailers to sell not more than make the wheat exports that are sa one-eighth of a barrel of flour to any solutely demanded of us to maintain town customer at any one time and the civil population and soldiers of the not i,re lthann one-quarter of a barrel allies and our own army, we propose to any country customer at any one to supplement the voluntary co-opera time, and in no case to sell wheat tion of the public by a further limita products without the sale of an equal tlion of distribution, and we shall place weight of other cereals. at once restrictions on distribution 4. We ask the bakers and grocers to which will be adjusted from time to reduce the volume of Victory bread time to secure as nearly equitable di sold, by delivery of the three-quarter trlbutiton as possible. With the arrival pound lonf where one pound was sold of harvest we should be able to relax before, and corresponding proportions such restrictlons. Until then we ask In other weights. We also ask bkers for the necessary patience, sacrifice not to increase the amount of their and co-operation of the distributlng wheat flour purchases beyond 70 per trsdes The marriage of Mr. J. A. Eng. strom of Crowley, La., to Miss Clarice LeBlanc of St. Martin ville, is announce to take place on Thursday April 25th at the Catho lic Church here. The Bridge Club was entertain ed Tuesday evening by Mrs. Jas. J. ,Aartin. SAVE $1.50. Make your Healing Remedy at home. G(t a 50c bottle of Farrise Healing Oil, add it to a pint of lin seed oil and you have a full pint o the best healing remedy that mo ney can buy. It cures old sores, wounds, cute and scratches. We sell it. A. L. Durand & Co. One Convicted, One Acquitted. The trial of the Benoit Brothers last week for the killing of Areade Patin, which lasted several days, and which was prosecuted by Dis trict Attorney Emile V`illemout and defended by Robert Martin and John, L. Kennedy of Lafay ette, was submitted to the jury at eight o'clock Friday night, and about anjhour after the jury re ported: Amel Benoit, guilty of manslaughter and Stanly Benoit, not guilty. The case of Edward Brouseard for the killing of F. S. Flanigan at Parks, when the District Attor ney heard two of the State's wit nesses, saw he had no case, gave up the trial and asked the judge to discharge the prisoner. "Best Fitting Suit I Ever Had" Thats what you'll say if you let us measure you for one of our classy two piece Suits made To Order We also have a very fine se lection of Strictly All Wool Materials at $16.50 Exception Values I If you have been paying oth ers $25 for clothes you will appreciate this opportunity to buy a serviceable and depen dable suit tailored to your in dividual measurements for much less at our store. K.Schwartz -Messrs. Lee Hager and H. D. Potter of Houston, Texas, are to commence their drilling operation near Catahoula lake, known as section 28. Our homapeople feel certain that this is going to be a good field. Mr. R. H. Knipping sp~nt seve. ral days here this week overhaul. ing the Snow engine which had gotten <ut of level, but the big fuel sever is again in operation. CertainTeed Roofing is now recognized and used, as the preferable type of roofing for residences, office-building, stores, warehouses, garages, farm-buildings, etc. It is economical to buy, inexpensible to lay and cost nothing to maintain. Guaranteed 15 years. 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