Newspaper Page Text
WK-YPaf Saving Stamps are tne answer of a great democracy to the dementi for a deiuuciatic form of government security. They have behind them the entire resource Of the government and people of therUnited States. T,he
iJ War Savings Stamp plan is simple, straightforward and certain. The bolder of the certificate cannot lose unless' your country loses, and if it loses your money is worthless and your liberty in the hands of Prussians. NA DEMOCRAT Traitor dollars the dollars apent for the Kaiser are those spent for any item that deprives the govern ment of any element of war supply. Patriotic dollars those apent for Un cle Sam can be made to do double duty. Buy War Saving Stamps. We are altogether now in this struggle. If we win, you win. II we lose, you lose. Will you help win? Thrift stamps offer one way. EtblUh4 Mh . IMS. lltml at th Cfiina. -U. pMt-aftle H MCa-iaM Mil BtlUi Volume 22, Number 41 Carlin & Carlin, Publishers Celina, Ohio, January 18, 1918 THE CELI nnfiii TPfo) Aid LrU UUL3 IRQ? mm Five Day Shut Down Decreed B; Government. WOULD RELIEVE COAL FAMIN Factories, Amusement Places, Office Buildings, Saloons and Stores, Ex cept Thse Where Food and Drugs Are Sold, to Be Closed by Order, Which Affects Even Munition Plants. Washington, Jan. 17. The nation" manufacturing enterprises, with but few exceptions, In ail states east of the Mississippi river, were ordered by the government to suspend opera tions for five days, beginning Friday morning, as a drastic measure for re lieving the coal famine. At the same time, as a further means of relief. It was directed that industry and business generally. In cluding all normal activities that re quire heated buildings, observe as a holdiday every Monday for the next JO weeks. This will close down on Mondays not only factories, but sa loons, stores, except for the sale of drugs and food, places of amusement and nearly all office buildings. While the order does not mention ship yards, it is known that they will be permitted to continue operations as usual, although munitions plants will be closed. The government's move came en tlrely without warning in an order Issued by Fuel Administrator Gar field, with 'he approval of President Wilson, prescribing stringent re strictions governing the distribution and use of ocal. It was decided upoii hurriedly by the president and gov eminent heads as a desperate remedy for the fuel crisis and the transporta tion tangle in the eastern states. Even muni tons plants arc not ex cepted from the closing down order. Officials would not discuss the fai- reaching effects the action would have on the industrial fabric and questions as to how the order was to be interpreted to meet specific prob lems went unanswered. The order prescribes a preferential list of consumers In whose interest It was drawn. These users will get coal In the following order: Railroads; household consumers, hospitals, char itable institutions and army and navy cantonments; public utilities, tele phone and telegraph plants; strictly government enterprises, excepting factories and plants working on gov ernment contracts; public buildings and necessary government, state and municipal requirements; factories producing perishable foods and foods for Immediate . consumption. Announcement of the provisions of the order was made ty Fuel Admin istrator Garfield after a White House conference which was attended also tv Secretaries Baker and Daniels. CELINA, TOO, FEELS THE PINCH Celina, whUe not having many Indus tries, will be ht pretty hard when they shut up shop for five days, commencing' this morning'. No less than 600 people will have forced holidays, and this takes in only those employed In the furniture factory specialty works, stearic acid fac tory, buggy bow, the planning mills, cigar factory, Celina Manufacturing Co., and Crown Garage. Only places where food 'supplies are sold and certain utilities will be exempt from tho ukase of the government. , The Service Flag Everyone is familiar, by now, with the crimson-bordered flag that hangs in the windows of so mny American humus. These affecting verses give words to that banner ten, simply, touchingly, what every mutely elo quently Service Flag Is saying to the passers-by. Dear little flag in the window there. Hung with a tear and a woman's prayer; Child of Old Glory, born with a star Oh, what a wonderful flag you are! Blue Is your'star lnits field of white. Dipped in the red that was born of fight; Born of the blood that our forvears shed To raise your mother, The Flag, o'erhead And now you've come, in this frenzied day, " To speak from a window to speak and say: 'I am the voice of a soldier-son Gone to be gone till the victory's won. "I am the Aug of The Service, sir; COLORED GENT GETS A SURPRISE Chester Abbott, colared, a former real' Cent of Carthagena, is In the county Jail, awaiting trial, accused with rape .and In cest upon his fourteen year old sister, who It Is stated, this past summer gave birth to a child. At the 1917 January term of the grand Jury Elmer Hurger of Carthagena, color ed, was accused of the crime, it is under' stood, but upon investigation by the grand jury the young girl's orother, Ches tor Abbott, was indicted. Before Abbott could be apprehended, however, he skip ped the country and no trace of him could be found. Last Tuesday he returned to this city to pay taxes on a lot which he owns at Coldwater, thinking possibly that the case had all "blown over." Sheriff Pumphrey, learning of his presence im mediately arrested Abbott and lodged him in the county bastlle to await his trial. tils case has not as yet been assigned. This was one of the secret indictments of this January term. The others were circles at the capital of reports that Gov ernor Cox would Mirely seok a third l rm and lliut "Wild Bill" DurWn would k-Iii run fur Congress n ho eighth di .n liui'l i'i him in 1)12 KKiiuixt Frank 14, Wll us, nut w.is beaten, lie win mm yiar to defeat Congressman Key, Democratic incumbent. The district has been gerry mandered by the Democrats since Willis defeated Durbln. Next Tuesday a meeting of the Repub lican state advisory and state central com mlttees will take place at Columbus to consider preliminary plans for te state campaign. At this meeting plana may be made for a lovo feast of Oho Republicans to be hcldbn Washington's birthday. The opening guns of the 1918 Republl can campaign wll lbe fired at McKinley day banquet In Cleveland nd elsewhere on Jnuary 29, Lincoln day banquets, Feb urary 12, and Washington birthday din ners, February 22. The first big noise of the Ohlol Democ racy will be heard on eJfforson'a birth day, Aprl 13, when Governor Cox and a representtlve of the federal admlnlstra tion will be the speakers at a dinner in Cleveland, which, it is suxpected, Is to be an organization demonstration to start demand that Cox make a fourth race for the gubernatorial ofllce. FAMILIES OF ENLISTED MEN ARE NOT FORGOTTEN this city, carrying eoncealed weapons, and Harry Lucas, non-support. The sheriff arrested the latter on Monday, In Lima, where ne has been employed. They urn confined in the rnuntv lull awaltinir ine nag oi ma momer 1 apeu lor ner aj,1(rnmet of ther cases. wno sianas oy my winaow ana wans ana -h indictments made public Distribution of allowance and allot- Walter Howell, residing southwest of ment checks to dependents of enlisted men of the United States has required an ex- DO YOU WANT A FARM BUREAU? Tin-re will be a general meeting of fanners und others Interested in farming Monduy, Jun. 21 at the City Hull, Celina, at 1 p. ni. prompt, for the purpose of forming, if possible, a permanent Farm Bureau. It is desired that we have a full membership by that date, and to effect this let us urge each and every one so liciting to make a special effort to secure as large a membership as possible by the hove date. Any assistance thut cn be rendered by those who are not solocltlng will be greatly apreclated. According to State Law, House Bill No. .361. Sec. 9921. General Code, the County commissioners of any County Having a local organldutlon consisting of at least 10 per cet. of the farmers of said County are authorized and empowerd to appro priate annually not to exceed $1,500 for the maintenance and support of a Coun ty Agent within snld County. Any county having such an orgnpizatlon and the ap propriation will recelvo annually $1,600 of State and Federal funds t ocarry on this work within said County. This II GOO is due our county as well as any other and should be expended here rather than to have our share of the Funds expended in some other. Under the above law only 13 A PRAYER FOR OUR B0Y8 Frank C. Huston, Chaplin of 160th Field Artillery U. 8. A. (Formerly First Indiana) Kulnbnw Division. God bless our boys, where'er they be, I'pon the land, upon the sea; And keep them strung and brave and true To do the work they needs must do That Thine own will on earth be done. And in Thy name be vlct'ry won. Guide Thou their hearts, their hands, their feet. That they may never know defeat Preserve to them the name of men, And bring them all safe home again, We humbly ask .not for our fame, But In the power of Jesus' name. Amen. OFFICERS NOT LITTLE KAISERS fears. But hides fro mthe others her unwept tears. "I am the flag o fthe wives who wait For the safe return of a martial mate. A mate gone forth where tne war god thrives To save from sacrifice other men's wives. I am the flag of the sweethearts true; The often unthought of the sisters too. I am the flag of a mother's son And won't come down till the victory's wen." Dear little flag in the window there, Hung with a tear and a woman's prayer. Child of Old Glory, born with a star Oh, what a wonderful flag you are I William HerschelL The T. P. A., the young people's organ. Izatlon of the Evangelical church at a re cent bigness meeaing elected the following persons as officials for the ensuing term: Ruth Smith President. Alice Fast Vire President Leon Roettger Rerording Secretary. Esther Smith Corresponding Sec'.y. Floyd Stedcke Treasurer. Lucille Stedcke Pianist L. B. Pumphrey Chorister. Gaynell Boring Junior Sup't. when the gran djury reported last Friday afternoon are as follows: Chester Beougher, petit larceny. Charles King, assault and battery. Arthur Freeman, petit larceny. Charles Hay, petit larceny. Ivan Hay, petit larceny. Samuel Mote, petit larceny. Ross Beams, assauult and battery. For about the hundredth time a grand jury has calkd attention to the pit un derneath the jail called a cellar, where the rats play hide and seek day and night. They always recommend that it be deep ened and a cement floor replace the earth affair, and say it Is very unsanitary. Next They also recommend that another door be placed at the main entrance of the prison, to form a cage, to make It less easy for prisoners to make a get-away. tra night shift of clerks and typists in the Bureau of War Risk Insurance. The first chicks represent allotments made by enlisted men from their November pay. together with stipulated Government allowances. Every enlisted man in the military and naval forces of the Unite dStates who has a wife and children dependent on him is required to allot for their support at least $16 a month, but not more than half his pay. To this the Government adds monthly allowances. Commissioned officers are not required to make allotments, an dthe Government does not provide allowances for their de pendents. THE HEATHER The following paragraph of Army Regu tut long is the only rule now existing re guiding the realtionship between officers und enlisted men: "Superiors are forbldde to injure those under their authority by tyrannical or enpricous conduct or by abusive language While maintaining discipline and the thorough and prompt performance of mil itary duty, all officers, in dealing with enlisted men, will bear In mind the ab solute necessity of so treating them as to preserve their self-respect. Officers will ri... i , . ,. rt) in Bfl UUSB IUUCI1 BIS pUMSlUlU WllH the men under their command, will strive to build up such relations of confidence and sympathy as will insure the free ap proach of their men to them for counsel and assistance. Tills relationship may be gained and maintained without relaxa tlon of the bonds of discipline and with gr-;at benefit to the service as a whole, The oldest inhabitant is speechless. VICTIMS OF SMALL POX QUARANTINED POLITICAL POT SOON TO SIMMER A couple of cases of small-pox were re. ported to the health authorities last week and are under quarantine. The first case reporte dwas In the family of S. L. nels on, former residents of Chattanooga, now dtions, It is then recommended for gen- new counties con1 secure the State and Federal Funds each year In addition to those already employing an agent, how ever the Food Production Bill passed at the last general assembly provides suffi cient funds for all counties over and above 13. Let us secure our members and funds, however, so we can get into the 13 list. Time on this is growing short. Some of the Duties of tht County Agent 1. He conducts demonstrations of im proved agricultural methods on farms of interested people. If the test shows any new method to be better under local con ALBERT SHEFFER ENDS HIS TROUBLES BY THE GUN ROUTE Portland Daily Commercial Albert Sheffer, living near Ft. Recovery, shot and instantly killed hmiself Sunday A shotgun was used but the exact method of the act has not been determin ed. The deed was done when there was no otuer person in the house, the two boys, Iivin and Wilbur, and Mrs. Shelter were I at the barn watering the stock when they were called to the house by the re port of thr gun txplosion. A physician from Fort Recovery was immediately summoned as was the coroner, but on ac count of the drifting roads the latter ciudl not get through. Mr. Sheffer was in tiie sitting room when he pulled the trigger that sent the charge of shot Into his train. He was dead when the family eached his side. The direct cause of the act is not known. Other mebers of the family stat. John T. Bourke, in Cleveland Leader Drys are polishing up the camel on the' waer wagon and wets are repainting oeer cart in an effort to give it the ap pearance of a glded band chairiot, but leaders of the G. O. P. and Democratic organizations are just begnn'ng to awake to the fact that the tomo is close at hand when preparatons must bo mad? for state. co igrecsional and county campa-gns in Ohoi. Democratic leaders in .Columbus and in other parts of Ohio are just now ueatlng tho woods for a state campaign manager to succeed William L. Finley, whose im paired health, his friends eay, will make it advcable for him to accept re-election as cha'rman of the state executive com- mlttte of his party. Joseph C. Breltensteln, assistant United States attorney in the Cleveland district. looms up a sthe popular choice of tue rank and file of the Democracy as well as the favorite among the party-leaders in all sections of the state for the organlza. tion lcadcrsship. Breltenstein was the secretary of tne state executive commit- tet in the campaign of 1916 and managed the winning campaign for re-election that year of United States Senator Pomerene. Puts Pomerene Over His work in behalf of Pomertne at tracted wide attention, owing to the fact that when he took hold of it the odds were heavily against the senator. Pom- residing in ono of the Ott properties on South Sugar street, who has a daughter affected. The other case is on Forest Heights, where Guy Smothers is quaran- t'hed. He came home from Middletown, Saturday, where he has been working. Sunday the case was reported to author! ties. These are the lrst cases Celina has had for a long time, and every effort will be made to prevent Its spread. THE GRIM REAPER W. J. Hole, a pioneer resident of Washington township, died at his home there on the 11th Inst, after a short ill nes3 resulting from paralysis. He was past 73 years of age, being born in Durke county, thl state, October 24, 1844. He waa married to Catherine Meyers Octo ber 1, 18G8, and to this union six children were born, three of whom survive Cyrus Hole, of Muncie, Ind; Mrs. B. H. Dock, of this city and Mrs. Frank Abbott, pf Rockford. The wife died about two years ago. Services were to have been hold at Swamp College Church last Sunday, but were delayed until Tuesday on account of lnc'ement weather. ed that there had been no family trouble erene's re-election was regarded as im possible by the party bossts when Breit- enstein resigned his federal position to 1 1 ecome secretary of, the Democratic state executive committee. It was he who for- Imulated the campaign plans under whlcn Pomerene won. He traveled over the Mrs. Martha Hook, aged 70, a former resden of Celina, died at the home of her daughter at Marlon, O., last Saturday. The deceased has three sisters in tills ci ty Mesdames Smith Murchland, Al King and Chas. Gray who attended her funeral at Lima, Wednesday. Mrs. Hook is sur vived by three children John Hook, of Mendon; Amiel Hook, who has been in the Phillippines for sevtral years, and Mrs. Myrtle Starling, of Marion. Her husband died over a years ago. recently and that they know of no reason why ho should desire to kill himself. Of course the fact that he had been incar cerated in the state penitentiary ut Col umbus for several months, somewhat more than a year ago, and might have been into othe rtrouble might have driv- state addressing county committees, In en him to the rash act. However, he had stilling them with optimism. been at home for more than a year, hav. He not only boosted Pomerene, but he ins been givi.n a parole on good bebavlor. worked for President Wilson and the en- He was a nrosDerous farmtr having a nlc tire Democratic state ticket. While his l.i -ee farm on the state l.'ne. loyalty to Governor Cox was never ques- u, w.ia about 55 vuars of are and i tioned by those who knew hlnr, his frank Tuesday. The remains of the child were survived by his wife and several children, announcement that the whole ticket or I buried Wednesday. Another one of the .ey are Fiwood, Jf this city: Homer, it none if it be supported dlspe'ied suspicion children, Eugene, is m or scarlet fever Mrs. Harriet Waltz, the venerable mo ther of W. B. Waltz, of this city, died at the home of her daguhter, Mrs. B. L. Mon roe, at tan Wert, last Saturday. The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wil- 111 a Townsend, of Center township, taken sick with scarlet fever on the 6th inst. and later developing dlptheria, died last home, Mrs. Otto Nor.-ls. of Ft. Recovery, besides a unull- r si at home and a Siu ghttr, Edith, at Celina. Funeral servces were held from the Christian church at Fort Recovery at one clock Wednesdy afternoon, with burial Spring Hill cemetery. IN CUPID'S DOMAIN St John's Lutheran parsonage was the ' scene of a quiet wedding yesterday morn, lng, when Rev. Reitz united George W. Smith and Miss Freda Regedanz, well known young people of Hopewell town ship, in the holy bonds of matrimony. The bride Is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Regedanz adn the groom the son of Wm. Smith. A wedding feast followed at the home of the bride's parents. Miss Hilda Stelzer, daughter of Nicholas " Stelzer. of this city, and Albert Hall, of Herkimer, N. T were quietly wedded at the Catholic church In this city, last Sat. urday morning. The attending couple was Miss Henrietta Stelzer, a sister of the bride, and Robert Schunck. After the wedding mass a wedding breakfast waa served at the bride s home. The young couple wll reside at Washing ton, D. C, where Mr. Hill is a govern ment employee. Wm. S. Miller, a well known young far mer residing east of this city, and Miss Imo Stewart, of St. Marys, were united In marriage at the U. B. parsonage at tho latter place 1st Tuesdy, Rev. Barnes officiating. HERE'S YOUR CHANCE Have you enlisted in the army of savers for your country and yourself Buy Wa Savings Stamps. Cincinnati Daily Post and The Demo crat, both one year, $3.60. THE PROBATE COURT that there was ont entire harmony in the management of the Democratic campaign. He was Chairman Finley's loyal and un tiring aid. Not content with his efforts as an organizer and campaign (Jrector, he spent weeks on the stump, touring Ohio with Pomerene and speaking to the same audiences. Though because of his close connections with Pomerene, he Is generally looked upon as the political leader for the sen ator, he is a friend of Governor Cox and every leading Democrat of the state. Brelaensteln Proves Ability Chairman Finley has directed every Democratic state campaign since 1906 Ernest I with the exception of that in 1910, which was managed by Hugh L. Nchols, present at the home of his grandmother, Mrs. E. J. Townsend. Albert Henry Hall, 27, Washington D. C, toolmaker, son of Judson Hall, and Hilda Stelzer, 20. Celina, tailoress, daugh ter of Nicholas Stelzer. Rev. Hefele. Otto Bartling, 23, Jay Co., Ind.. farmer, chief justice of Ohio. Breitenstein's son of H. E. Bartling, and Ada. Hinkle, boaters say he demonstrated his ability 22, Ft. Recovery, housekeeper, daughter as an organizer - and executive in 1916; of Louis Hinkle. Rev. Reitz. Geo. W. Smith, 21, Hopewell township, farmer, son of Wm. Smith, and Freda Regedanz, 21, Hopewell township, house keeper, daughter of John Regedanz. Rev. Reitz. Ralph W Smith, 21, Hopewell town ship., farmer, son of Jos. C. Smith, and Cora A. Rutledge, 23, Hopewell township, housekeeper, daughter of Joseph Rutledge. Rev. Harry L. Boyd; Robert Kiefer, 21, WapakOneta, truck driver, son of Geo. Kiefer and Florence Koehn, 20, housekeeper, daughter of Hen ry Koehn. George W. Smith, 21, farmer, Hopewell township, and Miss Freda Regedanz, 21, housekeeper, Hopewell township. Frank Stuckenborg, administrator of the estate of Margaret Stuckenborg, deceased, filed final account. For hearing Feb. 28. Robert McQueen, administrator of the . . ... - - . . . i ,iciiu 1(1 lilt, v ,anroa iiu". estate of John McQueen, deceased, filed 1 nolnlng wa, accompIuhod. until wiwuni ui uiiai uioiiiuHuwii. E. a. Barker, administrator with the will annexed of John W. Barker, deceas ed, filed .statement n lieu of an account. that he plays no favorites, and in addl tion has tact and Judgment and a know ledge of men an political conditions. He Is thirty-three years old, college bred, a former newspaper reporter and with four years' experience at Washington as Pom. erene's secretary. He has refused both federal and state appointments that he might remain in the legal department of the government during the war. It was he and District Attorney Wertz who pro- escuted and convicted prominent Social ists for Inducing men of draft age to re fuse to register. Governor's Illness Delays Plana With Governor Cox ill at his home in Dayton the plans of Democratic state leaders for getting their scheme for or ganization drafted and Inaugurating a press bureau at Columbus went awry last week. A secret meeting of a subcommit tee of the state gentral committee was held In the office of James Ross at Col- "Wlld Bill" to Run 'Again An aftermath of the Beoret conference. however, was the circulation' political LOCAL DRIEFS At the meeting of tho health baord on the 11th, Dr. F. A, Ayers was reappointed health o.cer; Jos Depweg, clerk, and Noah Fry, sanitary officer. The North Grove Cemetery Association held a meeting Monday afternoon at Dr. Richardson's office. The annual election of officers resulted as follows: John Lei feld Trustee. A. M. Riley Treasurer. The board of trustees organized by elect ing Dr. Richardson president and S. S. Scranton and E. E. Stephenson appointed a aommittee to audit the books of the se. cretary and treasurer. ONE OF THE MANY BUZZARD EXPERIENCES St. Marys Evening Leader IJay Hemstetter arrived home Monday on the Lake Erie from Celina, having been marooned together with eight men, at the Montague residence near Idlewlld since early Saturday morning. Miss HtlmVctter says they arrlvftd in Celine, Monday mor.ilng at 10 o'clock and she took advantage of the first opportunity to get back to dear old St. Marys. The Montagues are said t ohave shown much hospitality toward the marooned- strang ers. In the absence of enough beds for the entire company, the men were oblig ed to sit up all night and keep the fire going in the car so that it would not freeze. It Is understood the Western Ohio Company "will stand all, expense In con ectlon with the prolonged visit at the Montague home. eral adoption in the county. i. He works with existing organiza tions, such as farmers' institutes, granges, extension schools, and farmers' clubs, Since .ie Is Interested in the whole coun ty. he is able to be of assistance to all of these, 3. He helps in the formation of new organizations, such as cow testing asso- iniuus, ivesiocn associations ana pure eed associations. 4. He asslts the county school authori ties with boys' and girls' clubs in agrl culture and home economics. 5. He furnishes such information as he ha3 about agricultural questions to thost requesting It. The general lines include soils, crops, livestock, feeding, horticul ture and dairying. He is not a specialist in all of thees subjects, but has some practical information on most of them, An ofT.ce is maintained and one day each week is spent there to meet any people who may care to consult the agent. 6. He keeps in close touch with the Agricultural Experiment Station, the College of Agriculture and the United States Department of Agriculture, and is able to help quickly on new problems that arise pertaining to diseases, crops, soils, feeding, etc. 7. He is a paid representative of the farmers of the county and, as such. studies their problems and assists in the olution of the ame. 8. The county agent ha available all the specialists of the Agriculturl Expert ment Station, the College of Agriculture an dthe United States Department of Ag rlculture ,to use in the county, when con ditions are found that require their at tention 9. The county agent helps the farmers to control animal diseases, plant diseases and insect pest. 10. The county agent cooperates with the state tmployment offices to get farrp labor and in some cases Is able to get labor for farmers himself. What Qualifications Should an Agent Have? 1. He should be a man trained In ag riculture, having scientific training that will enable him to meet the complex problems arising today. 2. He shoudl be a man of practical ex perience, who has grown up on a farm an dbecome familiar with farm life in all Its varied phases. This implies also that he should be rural minded, genuinely in love with country life and sympathetic with all country problems. How l the Agent Employed? An agent is employed by the board of trustees of the Ohio State University, but before employment takes place, the exe cutive committee of the county farm du- reau is asked to consider at least three men who are approved by the Dean of the College of Agriculture, the Director of the Extension Service of the College of Agri. culture and the county agent leader. The executive committee then looks up the qualifications of the candidates and recommends that one be employed or sug gests that other men be considered. When a man has been agreed upon, the college agent leader advises with the ex ecutive committee about the salary to be paid. In all cases, great care should beused in the selection of an agent; since his usefulness will Increase ylth the length of the term of his employment, it s high, ly important to get a man who will grow with his work. Assistant State Leader of County Agents To Be Present Nothing preventing we expect to have with us on the above date Mr. A E. An derson, Assistant State Leader of Coun ty Agents. Let every one who can, whe ther members or not, attend this meeting help out by your presence. We, espec ially urge all solicitors to be present to give their report If impossible to be there ptrsonally send your report that we can make arrangements accordingly. F. B. BIRKMEYEli, Pres. Temp. Organization. A. W. BOLLENBACHER, Secretary. GRANVILLE TOWNSHIP FARMERS' INSTITUTE The Granville Township Farmers' In stitute will be held at the Bany Hall, at St. Henry, O., on Wednesday ana Thurs day, January 23 and 24. The program Is as follows: Wednesday Morning, 9 O'clock Announcement by President A. J. Gels. Preparticn of the Soil A. C. Thatcher. Discussion by F. H. Gels, F. Brunswick and Herman Hoylng. Replanting and Building up a Run-Down Farm L. A. Breckler. Discussion by George Reier, Bern. Post and John Knapke. Appointment of Variaus Commttees by President, A. J. Gels. Wednesday Afternoon 1 p. m. Corn Improvement through Selection Breeding, by A. C. Thatcher. Discu.i.slon by Herman H. Hemelgarn, Jos. A. Quinter and J. J. UlenhaKe. Fertility and Fertilzers L. A. BrecKler. Discussion by John Langenkamp, John Mullenkamp and A. J. Schweterman. Wednesday Evening 6:30 O'clock Singing and Music. The Dreamer, L. A. Breckler. Singing and Music. Frame.- Adam and tho Same Old Pro blemsA. C. Thatcher. Singing and Music. Read'ng of Reports by Secretary J. N. Kramer. Thursday Morning 9 O'clock Livestock, tho Soil's Salvation A. C. Thatcher Dlscusson by H. Pohl, Wm. Kramer, F. II. Gils and A. Kremer. The Horse and It's Care J. Stillbarger. Discussion by Ed Ahlers, F. B. Romer, B. Fulenkamp and Otto Tobe. Thursday Afternoon 1 O'clock The Milch Cow on the Farm A. C Thatcher. Discussion by H. A. Rengers, Jr., Frank Hummel, Henry Rentz and John Fiely. Rearing the Hog J. W. Kleinhenz. Discussion by Wm. Post, Peter Mueller, Frank Evers and Henry Brunswick. Thursday Evening 6:. O clock Singing and Music. Wanted A Man. A. C. .matcher. Singing and Music. Our Young Fo,-s; Our Hope ev. Kunklur. Reading of Keports of Committee. "Our ountry" Everybody Sing. A. J. GELS, President. J. N. KRAMER, Secretary. F. B. R.it, Vive President. H. POHL, Treasurer. Executive Committee A. Kremer, F. Brunswick, H. J. Rengers. SEVENTEEN MORE LADS LEAVE FOR CAMP THURSDAY The foilowlg list of Murcor County Se lects will leave for Camp Sherman next Thursday morning, the J4th. They will assemble at the .court-house in this city, tr.e day before ao reiort for duty. This contingent goes to fill up the gap made by exempt! ma anil rejections and com pletes the county's iui la of K per cent 1 wo of them- R iym.Mid Fennlg and Ad am liurch hav been listed for the draft Unids of Flint und Hillsdale. Mich. The i. np;et list fellows: Carl liirl Fl-her. John ll.itjlrkurr p. Frank Henry Dues. Robert H. Kallmyer. Lawrence Bergman. Edward Felt. Raymond H. Fennlg. Raymond Studer. Frunk 11. Wuebker. Philip Emerick. George Yahl Meyer. Ado J. Pulskamp. Walter J. Burke. William Mr-rtins. Adam G. Burch. Sebastlun Braun. Alternates- William Shanenbarger. Frederick Roesner. Emit Gottemoeller. Walter John Vierlck. (NIGHTS COLUMBUS TO RAISE WAR FUND At a meeting last Tuesday evening de finite pluns for a campaign by tie local Knights of Columbus t oraise funds for ar camp work was completed. The leeting was called by Grand Knight ex- JuCge P. F. Dugan, at which a county or. ganization was formed to make a drive among the Catholic congregations of the county, and from the personal of the com mittee It success is assured. This com mittee is composed of E. J. Hierholzer. chairman, John Gast, John Stelnbrunner, M. Pulskamp and Henry Synck. of Coldwater. The relief work being under, taken by ahe Knights of Columbus is along the same lines followed Dy the Y. C. A. and deserves the encouragement of everybody without regard to creed. Thousands of members of the Knights of Columbus of the country. In response the wishes of the supreme council, paid assessments in the gathering of a million dollar fund for the recreaton camps, but the work has been extended so that ad ditional funds are required to properly handle the situation. S. TO TACKLE LABOR PROBLEMS The solving of labor problems and the use of farm tractors will be given care ful consideration during Farmers' Week at the Ohio Saate University, Columbus, from January 28 to February 1. A series of five lecturers on tractors will be given by I'rofessor G. W. McCuen of the De partment of Agricultural Engineering of the College of Agriculture. The subjects of his lectures are: "Shall I Buy a Trac tor," "Types of Tractors," "Fuels and Ig nition Systems of Tractors," "Operation of a Tractor," and "Tractor Plows and Hitches." In addition to the lectures, the labora tories of the department will be thrown open to the inspection of visitors, and tractors will be on hand to furnish illus trations for the lectures. HERE'S YOUR CHANCE Have you enlisted In the army of saver for your country and yourself? Buy War Savings St imps. SAVE THE HENS Every pullet an dyoung hen sold for food this winter means a reduction of from five to twelve dozen eggs in the potential egg supply of next spring and summer. Hundreds of thousands of farmers who have not raised poultry will do so next spring and summer responding to the demand for more chickens and eggs so that beef and pork will be released to help Win the War. They will need young hens. The United States Department of Agrl. culture urges the saving of fowls of pro ducing qualities, so that they may be used for stock in the early spring. A party of 20 New Bremen High school students, boys .and girls, chaperoned by the high school principal, arrived in St. Marys on the Lake Erie, Monday after noon, from Coldwater, where they had been marooned since Friday evenng. Leaving New Bremen in five machines Friday evenlg they played basketball at St. Henry. Enroute home they lost their way and after several hours driving finally landed in Coldwater. Here they were ob. liged to abandon the machines adn seek shelter at hotels, where tney remained until Monday. Arriving in St. Marys and learning the cars between here and New Bremen wereot running, they stated their intention of getting their dinner and pro ceeding home on foot. Seven members of the party walked home yesterday from Coldwater, a distace of 17 miles. HERE'S YOUR CHANCE Haije you enlisted in the" army of savers for your country and yourself? Buy War Savings Stumps. A WAR FUND SUGGESTION Under that heading last month The Colcmbiad printed a suggestion from Mrs. Louise McCarthy, of New York, a gener ous contributor to the K. of C. War Fund, that it should be possible to enlist month, ly contributors to the Fund. Colonel Wm. Jennings Bryan, at the very outset of the campaign for the. War Fund, pledged him self to contribute $10.00 monthly to the Fund for the duration of the war. There are mcny hunireds of Catholics through out the country who could follow Mr. Bryan's splendid example and thus per form a substantil part in the great task of maintaining the high morale of Ameri ca's flshting men. The Columbtad will gladly record the roll of honor of those who thus generously pledge themselves to regularly support the Fund for the duration of the war. Surely one thous and monthly subscribers will volunteer from among the millions of Catholics whose sons and brothers look to the Order for spiritual and physical comfort in the camps and cantonments. The Columbiad, (Catholic; for January. NATIONAL THRIFT DAY General observance in Ohio of National Thrift Day on February 4 ( the holiday date falls on Sunday, February 3), does not indicate there will be any lessening of the campaign for promotion of Tai.. throughout the remainder of the year, the Ohio War Savings Committee announces. Every day will be a Thrift Day and ev ery week a Thrift Wreek, is the plan of the state organization. Word will be Issued to the 88 county chairmen by the Ohio War Savings Com mittee to secure a special observance of fhrift Day on Monday, February 4. Plans will be outlined in each community to insure every person owning at least one War Savings Stamp or Thrift Stamp. There will be a "one day drive" on that date, preceded and followed by an lnten- ive yeararound Thrift campaign. Special significance attaches to Nation al Thrift Day in 1918. Participation, In a greater or lesser degree, by every per son in the nation will be doubly produc tive. The primary result will be that of lending active and substantial moral and (inanc'al support to the government la period of wartime distress; the other will operate to the profit of tne individual. LUTHERAN CHURCH Sunday school, 8:45 a. m. Let everyone be in his place promptly. as this session will be a short one. Confessional service, 9:30 a. m. Those who expect to partake of the Lord's Supper are requested to attend this preparatory service. Communion servce, 10:00 a. m. In this service the true believer enjoys the most intimaae relationship with Christ, who in a sacramental manner gives Hs body to eat and His blood to drink. Vesper servce, 7:00 p. m. The installation of the newly elected members of the church council will take place at this service. AM are welcome. HERE'S YOUR CHANCE Have you enlisted in the army of savers for your country and yourkelf? Buy Wa Savings Stamps.