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Oor Part in Feeding the When Carroll County (Mississippi) farmers and town people began get ting together last season on cooper ative shipments of cattle and hogs— the, business men financing pooled carlots at cost—a woman in the coun ty arose to a point of order. Ship ping hogs and cattle was a fine thing for the men, she told the county agent who was managing the ven ture, but why forget the women with their poultry and egg produce? Why not carlot shipments of poultry and eggs, allowing contributions in any amounts, from the small town hen neries to the larger farm flocks? The county agent responded by go ing to his office and ordering circulars announcing that a cooperative ship ment of poultry would be made a few days later. It was a new and untried idea in Carroll County, but he believed it would go. It was ex- (Special Information Service, United States Department of Agriculture.) Town and Country Teamwork Did It Word comes from Carroll Coun ty that cooperative shipping of farm produce, introduced by the county agent, has been extended to sirup, timber and other com modities, and that as a result of the work-together plan the com munity is wearing a prosperity smile of the broadest pattern. "It would be worth your while to take a trip down there just to see that smile," said a man who had seen it, the other day, to an official of the United States De partment of Agriculture. Is your community pulling to gether on its war work? HOW A COUNTY SELLS ITS POULTRY MM Co-Operative Cars Carry Produce of Southern Community to Better Markets. Potato growers in one Minnesota county recently saved 50 cents per bushel by selling their potatoes co operatively in car lots. A gasoline engine has a place on practically every well-managed farm, especially where forethought has Leon used in selecting equipments. A clear, fixed, unalterable purpose to attain the ends we had in mind in accepting Germany:s challenge, based on a thorough appreciation of the meaning of this struggle and a wil lingness to make all necessary sac rifices, I regard as the first and last most essential steps to an early vic tory.—Secretary Houston. TOWN AND COUNTRY POOL EGGS AND FOWLS Agricultural Agent in Carroll County, Mississippi, Gives Form to Wora- an's Idea and Solves Marketing Problem plained in the circular that tlie pro duce would be shipped on the same basis that hogs had been handled— the total expense of the shipment to be deducted from the total receipts and the balance divided according to the number of pounds received from each contributor. The shipment was highly successful, as was a second which soon followed it. The plan proving popular, more permanent arrangements for carry ing it out were made. Five hours after the county agent had asked for contributions of $150, with which to employ an assistant and buy other equipment, the money had been con tributed and a competent helper en gaged. Since that the Carroll Coun ty Prosperity Club, organized with the aid of the county agent, has guar anteed the financial obligations in curred in shipments, and has also stood back of other county-wide un dertakings. A fund collected by de ducting 1 per cent of the receipts from all shipments now pays expen ses and has also enabled the club to buy 50 chicken coops and 400 egg cases. Prizes For Largest Contributions In one shipment of poultry and eggs 505 contributors pooled their produce. Most of them were small producers, contributing only a few chickens and two or three dozen eggs. To stimulate interest a $25 prize was offered for the largest load, $5 for the largest single amount produced case today. The utilization of potatoes for dry ing and for the manufacture of 3tarch has been made a subject of special study by the Bureau of Chemistry, United States Department of Agri culture. All calves should be fed regularly very young calves should be fed three times a day. In a special drive to conserve veg etables by better storage, demonstra tion storage pits were placed in cen tral places in a number of towns in one Massachusetts county. Many growers have followed the methods suggested by the county agent. by the contributor, $5 for the heaviest hen and $5 for the heaviest rooster. The heaviest hen Weighed 8 pounds and the heaviest rooster 10 pounds. The largest single offering sold for $30.20, while the largest load brought $132.25. The whole shipment amount ed to $1,596.20. It went to a Ten nessee point and was the first cooper ative carload of poultry shipped from the State. The Carroll County plan may well be extended to other places, in the opinion of officials of the United States Department of Agriculture in charge of county agent work. The De partment will endeavor to aid any community which desires to try the plan. Nine count yagents from near by districts met a representative of the Department at Carrollton to study the methods used, with the intention of putting them into practice in oth er counties. Arizona Is Feeding Herself the recent State fair at Phoenix, Ari zona, furnished valuable proof that the Copper State is able to live up to her slogan, adopted when war was de clared, "Arizona will feed herself." The luncheon was prepared and serv ed by the home demonstration agents of the State University, cooperating with the United States Department of Agriculture it was an agreeable surprise to the people unfamiliar with the agricultural resources of the State. Products of all but two of the fourteen counties were represented in the menu. The foods provided in cluded grapes, dates, figs and other fruits potatoes, carrots, tomatoes, peas, milk-fed chickens, Maricopa but ter, bread made from local wheat and milo maize, olives, peanuts and honey. Coffee from Hawaii was the only sub stance grown outside the State given a place on the menu. For months the county agricultural agents have been making a special drive for more and better home gar dens and the use of home-grown cer eals. The home demonstration agents have concentrated their efforts on demonstrating the use of kafir corn as a substitute for wheat flour and of corn sirup and honey as a substi tute for cane sugar. Some Things the Food Law Did Relieving the ten 'years in which the Federal Food and Drugs Act has been in operation, the annual report of the Bureau of Chemistry, United States Department of Agriculture, says the law has done much to safe guard milk imported froip Canana or shipped in interstate commerce to control the traffic in polluted oysters and practically to stop the traffic 'n decomposed canned fish to lessen the shipment of decomposed canned beans and shell eggs and to decrease the manufacture of foods from refuse materials, correspondingly improving the sanitary conditions in food afc tories. OUTSOE PALE OF HUMANITY I Frightfulness TauflSt by German Leaders Belongs tf Age of Barbarism. SOLEMN PLEDGE MERE WORDS Kaiser's Statesmen Had No Intention of Keeping Faith With Their Agreement on International Law —Horrors Told by Diaries. ... mainly from German and American sources. The German sources in clude official proclamations and other official utterances, letters and diaries of German soldiers, and quo tations from German newspapers. The "Rules for Field Service" of the German army advises each soldier to keep such a diary while on active service. In the wars waged in ancient times It was taken for granted that con quered peoples flight be either killed, tortured, or held as slaves that their property would be taken and that their lands would be devastated. "Vae vic tls!—woe to the conquered!" For two centuries or more there has been a steady advance in introducing ideas of humanity and especially In confining the evils of warfare to the combatants. The ideal seemed to have become so thoroughly established as a part of in ternational law that the powers at The Hague thought it sufficient merely to state the general principles in Article XLVI of the regulations: "Family hon ors an$ rights, the lives of persons and private property, as well as re ligious convictions and practice, must f»e respected. Private property cannot be confiscated." Germany, in common with the other powers, solemnly pledged her faith to 'eep Hartmann 40 years ago: "Terrorist is seen to be a relatively gentle pro cedure, useful to keep the masses' of the people in a state of obedience." This had been Bismarck's policy, too. According to Moritz Busch, Bismark's biographer, Bismarck exasperated by the French resistance, which was still continuing in January, 1871, said: "If in tne territory which we occupy, we cannot supply everything for our troops, from time to time we shall send flying column into the localities which are recalcitrant. We shall shoot, hung and burn. After that has hap pened a few times, the inhabitants will finally come to their senses." Horrors Told in Soldiers' Diaries. The frightfulness taught by the Ger man leaders held full sway in Belgium. This is best seen in the entries ,in the diaries of the individual German Sol diers. "During the night of August 15-16 Engineer Gr- gave the alarm in the town of Vise. Every one was shot or taken Prisoner- Ten years ago, the report says,. Hundred and Seventy-eighth regiment much of the baking powder and gelatin of infantry, Twelfth army corps.) and some of the confectionery was contaminated with small] quantities, Writing from BelgiOIn in 1016 ITYIH of lead or arsenic. This is not the SI. Cobb said: "Briefly what aaw was this: 7 "In the night of August 18-19 the vil lage of Saint-Maurice was punished for having fired on German soldiers by being burnt to the ground by the Ger man troops (two regiments. the Twelfth landwchr and the Seven teenth.) The village was surrounded, men posted about a yard from one an other, so that no one could get out. Then the Uhlans set fire to it, house by house. Neither man, woman, nor child could escape only the greater part of the live stock we carried off, as that could be used. Anyone who ventured to come out was shot down. All the inhabitants left In the village were burnt with the houses." (From the diary of Private Karl Scheufele of the Third Bavarian regiment and land vvehr infantry.) "At ten o'clock In the evening the first battalion of the One hundred and Seventy-eighth marched down the steep Incline into the tyurning village to the (turning village to the north of Dinant. A terrific spectacle of ghastly beauty. At the entrance to the village lay about fifty dead civilians, shot for having fired upon our troops from ambush. 14 the course of the night many others were also shot, so that we counted over 200. Women anjl children, lamp In hand, were forced to look on at the horrible scene. We ate our rice later In the midst of the corpses, for we had had nothing since morning. When we searched the houses we found plenty of wine and spirit, but no eatables. Captain Hamnnn was drunk." (This last phrase in shorthand.) (From the diary of Private Phillpp of the One WILLISTON GRAPHIC In giving to the American people had clasped each other, and died thus. the knowledge of German inhuman- I 1 but her military teadeis in no in home). Our men had behaved like tion of doing so. ey a ee regular vandals. They had lootad the trained in the ideas voiced by Gen. yon wide areas of Belgium and France In which not a penny's worth of wanton destruction had been permitted to oc cur, In which the ripe pears hung un touched upon the garden walls and I saw other wide areas where scarcely one stone had been left to stand upon another where the fields were rav aged where the male villagers had been shot in squads where the miser able survivors had been left to den In holes, like wild beasts." Even Soldiers Horrified. Some German soldiers, we are glad to see, showed their horror at the foul deeds committed In Belgium. "The Inhabitants have fled in the vil lage. It was horrible. There was clot ted blood on all the beards, and what faces one saw, terrible to behold! The dead, GO in all, were at once buried. Among them were many old women, some old men, and a half-delivered woman, awful to see three children The a,tnr an(1 ,ll 7 ily in Belgium, says a pamphlet s- jlcre comnmnleiite with the enemy. sued by the committee on public ttv- rrh|s morning, September 2, all the sur formaliofi, the evidence is drawn vivors wore expelled, and I saw four cel the ('v:nil,s ,ar houses were burnt. The prisoners were made to I march and keep up with the troops." (From the diary of noncommissioned officer Reinhold Koehn of the Second battalion of engineers, Third army corps.) "A horrible bath of blood. The whole village burnt, the French thrown into the blazing houses, civilians with the rest." (From the diary of Private Flassenier of the Eighth army corps.) .of thurch are shattered. They bud a telephone little boys carrying a cradle, with a baby five or six months old in it, on two sticks. All this was terrible to see. Shot after shot! Thunderbolt after thunderbolt! Everything is given over to pillage fowls and the rest all killed. I saw a .mother, too, with her two children one had a great wound on the head and had lost an eye." (From the diary of Lance Corporal Paul Splelman of the Ersatz, first bri gade of Infantry of the Guard.) I I a a of Liege became mutinous. Forty per sons were shot and 15 houses demol ished, 10 soldiery shot. The sights here make you cry. "On the 23rd of August everything quiet. The Inhabitants have so far given in. Seventy students were shot, 200 kept prisoners. Inhabitants re turning to Liege. "August 24. At noon with 36 men on sentry duty. Sentry duty is A 1, no post allocated to me. Our occupation, apart from bathing, is eating and drinking. We live like God in Belgium." (From the diary of Joh. van der Schoot, re servist of tlfe Tenth company. Thirty ninth reserve infantry regiment, Sev enth reserve army corps.) "Behaved Like Vandals." "August 17. In the afternoon I had a look at the little chateau belonging to one of the king's secretaries (not at first and then they had turned their attention to the bedrooms and thrown things about all over the place. They had even made fruitless efforts to smash the safe open. Everything was topsy-turvy—magnificent furni ture, silk, and even china. That's what happens when the men are allowed to requisition for themselves. I am sure they must have taken away a heap of useless stuff simply for the pleasure of looting." "August 6th crossed frontier. Inhab itants on border very good to us and give us many things. There is no dif ference noticeable. "August 23rd, Sunday (between Bir nal and Dinant, village of Disonge). At 11 o'clock the order comes to ad vance after the artillery has thorough up prepared the. ground ahead. The Pioneers and Infantry regiment 178 were inarching in front of us. Near a small village the latter were fired on by' the inhabitants. About 220 inhab itants were shot and the village was burnt—artillery is continuously shoot ing—the village lies in a large ravine. Just now, six o'clock in the afternoon, the crossing of the Maas begins near Dinant ... All villages, chateaux, and houses are burnt down during this night. It was a beautiful sight to see the fires all round us in the distance. "August 24.—In every village one finds only heaps of ruins and many dead." From the diary of Mutbern, Fourth company, Eleventh Jager bat talion, Marburg.) All Male Inhabitants Shot. "A shell burst near the Eleventh company, and wounded seven men, three very severely. At live o'clock we were ordered by the officer in com mand of the regiment to shoot all the male inhabitants of Nomeny, because the population was foolishly attempt ing to stay the advance of the German troops by force of arms. We broke Into the houses, and seized all who resisted, In order to execute them according to martial law. The houses which had not been already destroyed by the French artillery and our own were set on fire by us, so that nearly the whole town was reduced to ashes. It is a ter rible sight when helpless women and children, utterly destitute, are herded together and driven into France." (From the diary of Private Fischer, Eighth Bavarian regiment of infantry, Thirty-third reserve division.) Too Many Servants in Britain. Duncan Miller asked the minister of national service, says the London Times, whether his attention has been called to the number of advertisements for servants In households of one, two or three persons, where seven to ten indoor servants are already kept, and whether he proposes to limit the num ber of indoor servants employed In each household. The minister of na tional service replied that he had al ready pointed out how essential it is. In the national interest, that no per son should employ more servants than are absolutely necessary. The min ister trusts that the awakened con sciences of those who have in this respect failed to appreciate their duty will provide an immediate and suffi cient remedy. If not, he wili tell bis plan in the general statement on man power. Division Headquarters, Des Moines, Iowa—It was the night of the open ing concert of that great united band that it happened—250 khaki clad musicians from all the bands of the division—marshalled by the celebrated director Bohumir Kryl, in the big Y. M. C. A. auditorium. The band was ground under blaz ing lights on the platform, a rough board platform with the bare rafters unpainted overhead. The lights shim mered on the polished scores of in struments. And the platform was solid khaki except from one spot of blue in the center, the dark serge of the director's uniform. Then from the very edge of the platform to the doors was another continuous wave of khaki and olive drab. It was the boys of the eighty eighth division, General Plummer's own command. They filled row after row, so close that they looked like a brigade standing at attention during dress parade. The wave was not quite solid khaki. In the front of the officers' section, on one side of the auditorium, there was just a dash of sky blue with a flicker of red now and then. It seem ed to stand out in contrast from the background of the uniform of the sol dier of the United States. It was the row of ten officers of the French army, veterans of the Marne and Verdun, here to teach Sammy how its done. Everyone bears the mark left by a Hun in battle. Just across from them on the other side of the auditorium was a strip just a bit darker (or was it darker), perhaps just a bit off shade in the American olive drab. It was the row of British officers, veterans of Ypres and Arras, and some from the far off Dardanelles where Tommy failed to break thru. There were ten of them also. The concert .was near the end. It had been a wonderful success. Bohumir Kryl suddenly rapped his baton. The musicians came to attention. The di rector shifted his glance for a mo ment to the row of Frenchmen and he smiled. He raised his baton as he .watched them. Then it came down and the great band struck up the bat tle song of France~"The Marsellaise." With the first note ten Frenchmen were on their feet. Their'heels came together and their eyes looked straight ahead, at attention. In another mo ment the entire audience stood up and as if by one command, come also to rigid attention. The shoulders of the sons of the tri-color stiffened percep tibly as the men of Old Glory paid this tribute to their flag. Bohumir Kryl turned to his musicians and seizing 4iis baton between his teeth plunged into his direction with both hands. He said afterwards that he knew then how General Pershing must have felt when he laid the wreath upon the statue of Lafayette in France and, coming to salute, said: "Lafayette, we have come!" As the anthem was closed, there was a silent pause and then c^me "Brittania Rules the Waves." It was the Britishers' turn and their chins seemed to raise a trifle. And from somewhere their appeared on the wall side by side, the flags of France and England. The bands played the anthems of Belgium and Italy. The soldiers of the three nations still stood at at tention. Before the strains of the Italian martial air had finished, there burst from behind a rafter over the band, a huge American flag, and it fell between the tri-color and the Union Jack. The band rose and the great hall rocked with the vibrant notes of the Star Spangled Banner. Not a man in the ranks stirred. Director Kryl lifted his eyes to the flag and watched it until the end. The allied soldiers sat down. One might have expected a mighty cheer. But there was none. The thrill was too deep for that. There was a mo ment of silence and then a buck pri vate somewhere in the back began to clap his hands. The tension broke and the rafters rocked the echoes of the applause. It continued for fully a minute. And the concert was over. To those newspaper folk and civilians who saw it, it will always be a mem ory that revealed to them the spirit of the tri-bannered legions that will break the Hindenburg line. Kryl's united band marked the opening of the "social season" at Camp Dodge. It has just been an nounced that the government play house, "Liberty Theater" with a seat ing capacity of more than 5,000 will be opened within a few days. The first outside attraction billed is the comedy, "Fair and Warmer," the real professional production. It will play Liberty Theater for four days be ginning February 10 and the price of admission to the soldiers will be 25 and 50 cents. They will see the reg ular $2.00 show at real "war prices." The comedy will be followed by "Cheating Cheaters," "Turn to the Right," and perhaps Jane Cowl in "Lilac Time." So the Dodge men will be well cared for in entertain ment. Whenever you hear a soldier call ed a "Hun Husker" in the future, you'll know that he is an Iowa, Min nesota, North Dakota or Illinois boy from the Eighty-eighth division. This name was officially selected by Gen eral Getty this week. It was chosen from a list of over a thousand sug gestions as the name for the division. Colonel Harrison J. Price, com Camp Dodge News Letter Division Headquarters, Camp Dodge, Iowa. Thursday, February 7, 1918. mander of the 350th Infantry, Iowa men, was asked the question wheth er the boys from the farm or the city make the best soldiers. He answer ed, "The man from the country is as good a soldier as the man from the city, and the man from the city is as good a soldier as the man from the country, and these middle west boys are the best soldiers in the world." Colonel Price says there is practically no difference in their ability to "take to" the army work and military life. But he does find this difference—that the younger men from the country, while oftimes stronger and heartier, are more' susceptible to "kid's dis eases" as the army calls' them— chicken pox, measles, mumps, etc. Colonel Price declares this is due to the fact that the kids in the country have not been exposed to them like the kids in the city. The city kids have had those diseases and the coun try kids have not. Work has been ordered rushed to the limit in the hope of completing the hospital additions to the can tonment before the arrival of the last increment of the division. The quar termaster's department has been au thorized by Washington to procure lumber from any source possible and to build the wings to the present main hospital with all possible speed. With less than half a division here, the present hospital facilities have proven entirely inadequate and the barracks have been pressed into hos pital annex service. Ninety-five per cent of the soldiers have taken out government war in surance. The vast majority are for $10,000 policies. General Getty is conducting a campaign to inducc every man in the camp to take ad vantage of government insurance. Every company at Camp Dodge has a phonograph of some sort some of them more than one. They are given by Des Moines and many Iowa mer chants as well as business men from other states. Now, if you want to do your bit, send all the records you can. Any kind of a record is good. If it won't work on one company's ma chine, another machine will soon be found. It has been announced that when the soldiers get across the Atlantic they will discard their present puttees for spiral leggings. Their hats will, be exchanged for helmets and each man will get a sleeveless leather vest. MINOT MAYOR LOSES CASE Bismarck, Feb. 6.—The supreme court in a three to two decision hand ed down this morning sustained the decision of Judge A. T. Cole of Far go, in the Shaw removal case, decid ing against the Minot mayor. The decision of the court establishes the constitutionality of the governor re moval law which gives the chief ex ecutive the power to remove county or municipal officers for cause. Judges Christenson and Robinson wrote dissenting opinions. EDITOR CONNOLY IS DEAD Dickinson, N. D., Feb. 5.—Special) —On his way to California to regain his health, John Connoly, editor of the Hettinger Herald, of new Eng land, died this morning. His body will be shipped to Vermont for interment. DARKEN GRAY HI, LOOK YOUNG, PRETTY Sage Tea and Sulphur Darkens So Naturally that No body can tell. Hair that loses its color and lustre, or when it fades, turns gray, dull and life less, is caused by a lack of sulphur in the hair. 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