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FARM GRIT FOILS
ENEMIES AT HOME MAKES FOOD SURE si Bumper Crops Stiffen Allied Line, Morale—Country Districts First in Liberty Loan I ■ Only the farmers know the ex treme difficulties which hampered the production for the allies this year ■of the bumper crops necessary to feed the troops battling at the Euro pean fronts and the civilians working for them behind the lines. The public has heard few reports •of the widespread sabotage which has worked for the benefit of the Hun, whether practiced in the name of German propaganda or 1. W. W. ■"education", vealed at the trial of tne I. W. W.'s In Chicago to show that few regions have been free from destructive agents who made frequent use of scores of ingenious arson and dyna mite devices to destroy standing crops <>nd stored grains. What everybody does know is that the farmer made good, and with the conservation through the Food Ad ministration's supervision, kept the Johnny Yank in France, the French Poilu and British Tommy with un limited supplies of good wheat flour. .1 t J / But enough was re V YANKEE WHEAT FEEDS ALL ALLIES On top of this the farmer set the pace for the rest of America with his subscriptions to war funds. It was the agricultural districts that first re ported their quotas oversubscribed In the Third Liberty Loan. Doubtless it will be the farmers who first report "Over The Top" in the Fourth Liberty Loan, in spite of the fact that the loan will be twice the sise of any previous. This sounds easy, from superficial censldoration, since the Third Loan came at a time when the farmer needed his money to put in and har vest his summer crops, and was with out receipts since last summer and fall, and had been called upon in the Second Loan as well. lO But it would not be a simple mat ter, even if the Fourth Loan were not larger than the Third, because the government is calling for increased acreage on all crops, and especially on wheat, the great Western staple, to provide for the army of five mil lion American troops with which it is expected to crush the Hun utterly next year. BIG ARMY NEEDS GREAT CROPS For winter wheat alone, it is pro posed to increase the area by 45, 000,000 acres. These figures provide for a minimum of 613,000 acre« of winter wheat in. California, 590,000 in Oregon, 754,000 in Washington, 377, 000 in Idaho, 256,000 in Utah, 46,000 in Arizona, and 5,000 in Nevada. This is an increase of eighty per cent over 1917 acreages for Washington, but very much smaller increases for the other states of the Twelfth Fed eral Reserve district. In presenting these figures, the De partment of Agriculture points out that it is absolutely necessary that a tremendous wheat crop be brought in next year to renew somewhat the reserve supplies, accumulated from the record crops of 1912-1915, and de pleted through the dependence of all the allies on us. There is no doubt in anybody's mind that the American farmer will re spond Instantly and effectively to any situation presented to him, as this one, by the government. There is no doubt that the native wit and courage of the American fanner will rout natural and criminal J ^Jftaies to his Victory crop success as his sons ar» outwitting and out fighting the Hun from the Vosges to Picardy. FARMS ANSWER WAR LOANS FIRST There is least of all a doubt that the American farmer will lag in his response to the call of the Fourth Liberty Loan because of his increased responsibilities in other directions. It was Oregon, whose orchards, farms and cattle overshadow all her other wealth, which first hoisted the Third Liberty Loan Honor Flag in the West, and it was that other purely agricultural state, Iowa, which barely nosed Oregon out of first place in the national race for the honor. Both Oregon and Iowa will be the special marks for all other states to shoot at in the Fourth Liberty Loan race. A dark horse probably will win the acclaim due the first state to fill its quota. The answer of the nation to the American-sized task of raising the | American-sized Fourth Liberty. Loan must be prompt and overwhelming. With American troops glorying in the laurels wrested from the boasted best trained fighting men of the world, those at home cannot return a less emphatic response to the call upon them. Let every man do his share. The San Francisco Liberty Loan Committee has adopted the straight geographical canvass for the Fourth Liberty Loan campaign, and the sev enteen districts of the city have been given names of sectors of the Allied battle front. Every hundred-dollar Bond makes a Hun dread more. Lend hand to Uncle Sam or bend fcneft to Kaiser. Hun Boots, Belgian Babes v c ! m < rv ■'S ■ v yr* îïÿ^.si, — ..i.r > 4 ' Q. — Crushed and bleeding in the ruin of its homes, its hospitals, its schools and churches, Belgium has nevertheless been not the weakest of the allied enemies of Berlin, united all humanity in its cry for redress, and its indomitable spirit has roused the emulation of all its champions. German "honor", killed by its revelation that it regarded a Sacred treaty as a "scrap of paper", has been buried beneath the bloodied ruins of a neutral nation's shrines. When the boots of the German superbeast welter in German blood behind the Rhine, the Kaiser's dupes may finally emerge from the self-hypnosis which made them think themselves "super men". Its sufferings have Reflect the measure of your disavowal of the Hun's rape of civilization in your oversubscription to the Fourth Liberty Loan. FRITZ 'FRISKED' F3R ÙÜHS <v < '■ >7 V'S " r ■* m m Fritz usually is a docile prisoner, but no chances are ever taken on his not trying to take along with him to the prison "cage" a pistol, wire-cutters, a compass or a saw to aid escaping. Allied prisoners are searched by the Germans for food, but this is en tirely unnecessary in the case of German prisoners. the Fourth Liberty Loan will help keep the Allied fighters in plenty. NO, THIS IS NOT IN TRENCHES M m i & 8 > m mi r%7 % J • V $ 7 ■ -1 V ' V - ' £ & ■ 7 ;• : m ■ : 'y JS Strange, isn't it, with baths still In use In England that were built the Romans, that just across in Fiance you can't get a bath once a month b y in the trenches. The Yankees shown above are visiting the old Roman plunge at Bath, England, while enjoying the hospitality of our British cousins. While en route to France, thousands of American soldiers have had their hearts warmed by the cordial entertainment of the English. Make your sub scription to the Fourth Liberty Loan as hearty. General Retain, cheering his troops . "The world won't be able to finance more than six months of war," said the most eminent economists before at the beginning of the fifth year of the war, said. ^ the European conflagration got under "Not long ago, I said to you: Ahne- j u jj headway. America's war sched gation, patience; your comrades are u j e w jil convince German economists arriving.' that w* give no thought to the cost "Today I say: 'Tenacity, audacity; 0 f re-establishing Democracy. Buy you shall force victory.'" Fourth Liberty Bonds and end the American dollars must back up ^ a r in the sixth year, the overwhelming American armies— Buy Fourth Liberty Bonds. A bond slacker Is the Kaiser's baek •r. We'll wallop Wilhelm well with Lib erty Bonds. Buy a Liberty Bond Instead. t Not In America! 7 w lii * I '«fill I j** * III 17 l»l Ml, 1 ! : 77' I I lii i ... k é i ' : S? ■ ; sÆ —jSbiv O. May the Joy of Freedom, whose inspiration has given Ameri troops the .valor which already has terrified the German, navel be eclipsed by the threat of Hun triumph! In thousands of homes in poor, stricken Belgium, and in simi larly ravished Northern France, Cartoonist Yardlay's conception above has been the too brief prelude to scenes too terrible to think Hun hopes to leave the same m visit to America must be slight at present. As you desire the Teuton punished for his frightfulness, swell your subscription to the Fourth Liberty Loan. can of. ntoes of his secretly planned STARTING A LIFE HABIT i a m safe 1 ' * V à ; V i m l ft <• i: "4 * i; m y*: iß. * £ - ' s*:«®? üp Mi w. % U mi* H 'S., in m m Söl m Sata This Poilu, probably a liaison sergeant attached to an American rag! ment, is about to try, not without evident trepidation, the great American Probably future generations of Marie Celestes and Madelelns doughnut. Fantlnes will not think of serving up supper without doughnuts. The scene is in a Red Cross "hut" near the front lines, very likely 1 b Back up the Franco-American iminent danger of a shell upsetting things. that jests in the face of death with an over-eubscrlption to the courage Fourth Liberty Loan. DREAD ELBE HUNGER STONE >-< r v ■ '• v ■> g m & m •• ; Ü ■Xv' - * .■' m I » » I I I While the German armies are getting the licking of their history from Rheims to Flanders, the Huns at home are shaking their heads over the 1 gloomy prophecy of the Elbe Hunger Stone, left dry by the shrinking waters of the Elbe. "When you gaze on me, then weep," says the inscription placed upon In the 501 years that have followed, the legend says, HI i m iü ; - • . ; the stone In 1417. plague and famine have followed every drouth which revealed the stone. The Fourth Liberty Loan will give Germany something else to worry about. ■ Idle dollars are pro-German. For Foch and Freedom—Buy Bonds. Buy a Bond or be a Boche. Beat the Boche with Bonds. "We will raise an American army ! of five million men and end the war next year," said Secretary Baker. "Okeh here," said President Wll Whip the Kaiser with Cash. Own bonds or wear them. son. Bridgs the Rhine with Bonds. Make your approving ballot a Fourth Liberty Bond—and make It an emphatic vote. Free Belgium with Bonds. Lend as they fight. Down in your pocketr or down on your knees—Liberty Bonds. Arm the Yanks with Bonds. Shekels for Freedom—Shackles for Serfs—Which?—Liberty Bonds. Bends will help the Hun retreat. WOMEN VITAL AID IN SPEEDING OP WAR LOAN DRIVES Western Mothers, Sisters, Wives Back Up Fighting Men by Buying Liberty Bonds By Mrs. Hazel Pedlar FaulknaW "Where your treasure is,—there will your heart be also." The truth of that statement, mad* so many years ago, has been brought home anew as never before. What mother does not know th« force of it? And at the price of what Infinite pain aad suffering, as well aa of pleasure and joy, has she realised the rest, "there will your heart ba also." The hearts of American mothera— countless thousands of them—are ovar In the trenches along the Aisne, the battlefields of Flanders and Picardy, the treasure of hundreds of thousands of American mothers la daily being offered up. And to thosa spots, made sacred by the treasure, SO the hearts of a loyal land. seas. on MISER'S HEART DEAD TO LIFE JOYS There is a legend of a certain mu, whose god was gold, and whose pas sion during his lifetime was the ac cumulation of the precious metaL Alter years of hoarding the man died, but even before his final passing bde family and friends were astounded to And all trace of his heart gone. After Us death his treasure box was opened. There, surrounded by his hoarded dollars, lay the heart, secure In the presence of Its treasure. To American mothers no more des picable man could be pictured. For his treasure, stored In the dark places of his possessions, might have saved many days of strife and sorrow. And his heart was dead to all that the best in manhood stands for. Of far gentler sort was the heart of that little mother, type of thousands of American mothera whose all has been laid on the altar. There will be a legend about those mothers In some remotely future date. And the light will shine around such as she. "I didn't expect to sew any more," said a little, bent old lady, who asked If she might have work to do. "I thought my sewing days were over, for Joe took care of me." And there her eyes glistened and she straightened back as far as pos sible the stooped, narrow shoulders. "But he is a soldier now. Of course, he sends me the money to live on. But I can't buy Liberty Bonds with that," and she smiled with a satisfaction which bespoke decision regarding her next move. "MY HEART'S OVER THERE NOW" • "You see, I am getting the sewing to do, s« I can pay for ray bonds. For my boy is fighting over there, and I can't have him need things I can help to buy for him and all those other mothers' boys. "You see, my heart's over there now." And her treasure, meagre to the vanishing point almost, is following it loyally and bravely. Western mothers, can you do less? Your hearts are overseas, and your treasures must follow. The Govern ment, through its Fourth Liberty Loan, offers you a special opportunity to send your treasure following in most effective fashion. Every Liberty Bond we buy means so much of the war paid for and put out of the way. Every dollar we offer to the Government, to put into its war fund, bespeaks an earlier return for our treasure and a brighter day for our land. Who lends generously and willingly in this fight, gives manifold, for she gives when the need is sorest, and the promised return is great. WHAT LIBERTY B0HDS WILL BUY FOR ARMY ■j $100 bond will buy overcoats, slick ers and blankets for 3 soldiers and mess kits for 15. * 2 ?100 bonds will buy 5 complete rifles with bayonets, 1 automatic pistol and 250 rounds of ammunition, g |100 bonds will buy 6 airplane de molition bombs (the kind dropped on munition factories and dumps, trains, stations, etc.) and 24 signal flares. $100 bonds will buy 20 airplane In cendiary bombs. k $100 bonds will buy 30 airplane f;„g;..-'ntatlon bombs (the kind drop on Bia sses of troops), and 11 hand grenades, g $100 bonds will buy 10 airplane flares (each of which will light up 4 square miles of ground at night). rj $1D0 bonds will buy a trench knife, steel helmet and 1 day's rations for 216 men. g $100 bonds will buy mes« kits, can teens and entrenching picks for a company. () $100 bonds will buy harness for the wheel horses of 4 artillery teams. $100 bonds will buy each man of a company 9 hand grenades, 9 gas or phosphorus grenades, or 8 rifle gren ades. 2 $1000 bond will buy 1 loaded 1ft inch shell. 2 $1500 bond will buy one of the ef fective little 37 mm. cannon used in the tranches for breaking up enemy strong-points and machine gun neats out of range of trench mortars. Make them Salaam to Uncle Sam— Buy Liberty Bonds.