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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1918.
FEDERATED CLUBS TOMEETSOON "Loyalty and Simplicity," the slo SsnJn fhl® y.ear'8 meeting of the North Dakota Federation of Women's clubs, which is to be held in October at Grand Forks, is to be emphasized the program that is being prepared. Patriotism as exemplified by loyal service, and a keen desire to do the very best toward helping to win the war, will form the keynote to each day's program. Mrs. Josiah Evans Cowles, national president of the Federation of Woro ens' clubs has written to the state president, Mrs. H. G. Vick, that she hopes to attend the meeting, apd there are to be a number of other db guished guests. Mrs. Ross Can field is to bring a message from the biennial meeting held at Hot Springs, Ark., last May, and Miss Minnie Jean Niol son, a former president of the federa tion and at the present time chairman of the Woman's Liberty Loan work in North Dakota is to be one of the im portant speakers. Her subject is to be "Education for Patriotic Citizen ship." Dr. Thomas F. Kane, president of the University of North Dakota, and Dean J. E. Babcock, of the school of mines, University of North Dakota, and several others are to have places on the program. Of particular interest and sounding very clear the note of patriotism, is a series of four minute speeches which will be included in each session. These will be on timely topics—the topics that are absorbing the attention ofj the women of the country because of the war time conditions—and these, subjects are to be handled by per sons of authority in this state, on the! various forms of war work. Judge N. C. Young, of Fargo, director of the North Dakota Red Cross has promised to attend, in person, or to send a rep-' resentative to tell of the Red Cross' work in this state. Dr. E. F. Ladd, federal food agent in North Dakota, or a representative will talk of food conservation, and Miss Julia Newton of the State Agricultural college will have as her subject "States Relation Service." Miss Nielson will tell of the Liberty Loan, and other subjects to be covered will be Junior Red Cross, and Red Cross, Nursing. Mrs. F. L. Conklin of Bismarck, the capable little woman who is chairman of the Woman's Committee, Council of National Defense, North Dakota division, will talk of the womans' com mittee and its important work. Though simplicity is to be observed, the meeting will have its informal so cal side, and there are to be enter taining as well as instructive features. The club women of the country have been encouraged to keep up their club life, and as organized until they may accomplish very worth while results in war work. For this reason club women of this state wished to con tinue their meetings as normally as possible, and the Federation-meeting will provide an opportunity for these women to exchange ideas, and to help towards reaching the best results in the patriotic work that is being done, and that is needed to be done. FOUR MINUTE MEN WILL (XT ACTION Mr. Herman Stern, of this city, has been appointed chairman of the Four Minute Men of Barnes county and the first meeting will be held tonight at the Grand Theater where several four minute men will be on hand to talk to those present. In the appointment of Mr. Stern to this most important po sition the Times-Record knows that the work falls in excellent hands. He is a hard worker in whatever he un dertakes and he will work to the best Keeping scorn he knows how to keep "not only the home fires burning," but these four minute men going also. Give him hearty cooperation in this important branch of war work. The following items will give you a better idea of the work than we can personally. On the evening of Saturday, Sep tember. 28, it is estimated that nearly one hundred and fifty thousand allied speakers will go into action in all parts of the United States, all speak ing on the Fourth Liberty Loan, and all basing their speeches upon infor mation contained in the latest bulle tin published by the Four Minute Men of the Committee on Public Informa tion. A great many of these speakers will be ministers of all creeds, who have recently become affiliated with this organization of official spokesmen for the government. Between forty and' fifty thousand of the total will be commissioned Four Minute Men who have already "car ried the message" through at least three campaigns. The bulletin of information for the use of Four Minute Men during the Fourth Loan drive is the product of more than a month's careful com pilation of material from official sources, all of which has been check ed over by responsible government of ficials. The material is arranged in logical order, opening with a comparison of the new loan with great loans of the past, demonstrating that this will break all previous world efforts. A complete history of the Liberty Loans to date follows, after which come the details of subscriptions to each loan by states, the quotas and percentage of the Third Loan being added. A summary of U. S. war finance follows, appropriations and expendi tures being balanced against income and estimated receipts. This section concludes with a comparison of Amer ican with German finance which may go far to cheer the faint-hearted. Where the money goes is the subject of the next section interesting figures being brought out in relation to the comparative cost of the first draft and of former recruiting. The cost of constructing canton ments is covered in this section, as also is the great mass of material in cluded under the supervision of the Quartermaster's Corps. This latter part sustains the state ment that the American Army is the best clothed, best fed, best paid, and healthiest army in the world. The artillery and general ordnance program is then gone into very thoroughly, the necessity for vast ex penditures in this branch of the bus iness of war being explained. Then, having raised the army, call ed it to its cantonments, supplied, equipped and armed it, the question of the bridge of boats is answered very thoroughly and conscisely. Guarding this bridge—the work of the navy—well deserves the attention it receives at this point and so the bulletin brings the finished product to our LibertyLoan dollars "over there." Anx extremely interesting study in the costs of a general action along a ten-mile front follows, in which the need for adequate financial support is made very evident. A suggestion to "hold your bonds" concludes this phase of the bulletin. It is followed by several pages of ideas for speakers, outlines, opening phrases, little stories of service and sacrifice, illustrative speeches and sermons, etc. The whole is thoroughly cross-in dexed alphabetically by topics, so that any described point of information may be turned to readily. The bulletin is published only for accredited speakers, but all the valu able and interesting information con tained in it will eventually find its way to the general public during the course of the campaign. Our Soldiers Strong Early in the world war experience proved tlie extraordinary value of cod liver oil for strengthening soldiers against colds, pneumonia and lung troubles. mm Thousands of Our Soldiers are Taking Because it Guarantees the Purest Norwegian Cod Liver Oil high in food value and rich in blood-making properties. Soott'8 will strengthen you against winter sickness. Beware of Alcoholic Subetitutee* The imported Norwegian cod Hveroil used in Scott'm Emultion ont own American laboratories which guarantees it free from impurities. Scott & Bowce, Bloom field, N. J. 17-2) When a man gets to wanting real tobacco comfort and lasting quality he can go straight to Real Gravely Chewing Plug every time. is now refined in Peyton Brand Real Gravely Chewing Plug 10c a pouch—and worth it Gravely laite to mach longer it coata no more iste 1 to chew than ordinary pivg lug I P. B. Gravely Tobacco Company D&avillc, Vircinlai AMERICAN TROOPS MAKE SUCCESSFUL RAIDS With the American Army on*the Metz Front, Sept. 23. American troops made three successful raids on this front early yesterday taking more than thirty prisoners and in flicting considerable losses on the Germans. The principal raids were in the region of Haucourt-les-Lachaussee. The American artillery threw a barrage about the village cut ting off the enemy's communications. Our infantry dash ed in. They encountered a number of the Boches and kill ed and wounded more than fifty. They brought back 20 who surrendered after severe hand to hand fighting. Sim ultaneously another American unit southeast of Charey raided the German outpost trenches bringing back six sur prised Germans. Early in the morning east of Haucourt American troops raided the enemy trenches and encoun tered stiff fighting. Braving the heavy German barrage they captured five Huns and inflicted a number of casu alties. The patrols reported that the Germans are busily digging in. The artillery is intermittently active along the •whole Metz front. The enemy is using gas and incendiary shells. Despite the unfavorable weather the American 0viators have dropped bombs on airodromes and eighteen tc ns of boms on the railroad junctions causing explosions and fires. MEN FORCED FROM NON-ESSENTIAL CLASS Washington, Sept. 23.—Machinery designed to force the men out of the non-essential employment and muster the women of the nation otake their place was put in mo tion today by one thousand labor boards reaching into every section of the country. The boards are acting under detailed instructions of the government, working through the United States employment service. Each board will soon put a list of industries in its locality in which men should be replaced by women. Lists will be the basis for a survey of all industrial plants in each board's district. The survey will be minute. Each job will be studied to see whether women can fill it. The pyblication of the lists is expected to cause employers to comply and substitute women as a result of moral pressure to be exerted. Where the moral pressure is of no avail stronger measures will be taken. The employment service will work through the war industries board with power to shut off supplies of raw materials from any plant.v This move is the result of the enlarged army program under which four million men will be sent to France next June. [Wsg SHALL GERMAN PRISONERS BE BROUGHT HERE Washington, Sept. 23.—Whether German prisoners taken by the Americans in France shall be brought to this country for farm and other labor will be among the prob lems settled at the American-German prisoners confer ence convention today at Berne. This conference will be followed by similar sessions with alternate delegates if present plans carry. The question of bringing German prisoners to the United States has long been under dis cussion. It is pointed out that it takes no tonnage to sup ply them if they come here while they can be doing needed labor. Other matters to be considered are: The general treatment of prisoners, payment of officers, exchange of ill and wounded captives, and the supply of food,to the American prisoners in Germany. American conferees are headed by Minister Garrett, of the Netherlands, and in cluded on the board is John W. Davis, newly appointed em bassador to Great Britain. W&S|. HOUSE AGREES ON BILL Washington, Sept. 23.—The house today agreed on the conference report on the McAdoo bond bill after Ma jority leader Kitchin had declared that the passage of the bill was essential for the plans of the next liberty loan drive. The bill as passed the house originally gave the president power to regulate or prohibit transaction in lib erty bonds. The senate had struck this out but complied in giving the president power to regulate fraud transactions but not prohibiting bona fide sales was agreed to by the conference. Other provisions of the bill remain as origin ally passed. WSS1- MANY VILLAGES TAKEN Rome, Sept. 23.—The capture of 16 villages and a new advance of seven and one-half miles was repored in the Macedonian communipue today. "Overcoming the resist ance of the Quivering patres and the difficulty of the ter rain we continued our pursuit of the enemy," the state ment said. "After an average advance of about twelve kilometers and the capture of sixteen villages our left wing and central wing reached thq line of Carle Dobrosovo Musa and Oba. We carried the strong positions of Mont Bobiste With our right. We have taken a number of pris oners." SPANISH INFLUENZA GRIPS JACKIES Great Lakes, 111., Sept. 23—About 4,500 sailors at the Great lakes training station are suffering from Spanish influenza according to a statement made public today by Capt. Moffett, commandant. The death rate will be about me and a half per cent, he said. The malady has been con quered he declared and the cases are decreasing at the rate of 10 per cent daily. —isssa— ARRIVAL OF JAPANESE ANXIOUSLY AWAITED Harbin, Manchuria, Sept. 24.—Six thousand Germans and Austro-Hungarians are threatening the Areitsk dis trict. The population of the Baikal region is anxiously awaiting the arrival of the Japanese troops. RAILROAD TO CONSTANTINOPLE Washington, Sept. 23.—The development of a Bor deaux-Belgrade railroad to give the allies a land route tc Constantinople is being urged by entente diplomats as step to block any Berl"" scheme. Such a rail road would dominate tno baiKai*s and give the allies mili tary and commercial advantages the allies say. MR. M'DOWELL MAKES STATEMENT September 19, 1918. To the presidents of Barnes County: Under date of September 17th State Chairman Wesley C. McDowell issued the following statement, "Our share in the Fourth Liberty Loan will be larger than the sum total of what we were asked to raise in the first, second and third Liberty Loans. It is the biggest task the people of our state have ever been called upon to per form. It is important and necessary that each county take its full allot ment. Each county must do its full share and every citizen is urged to help make a record for North Dako ta that will be highly creditable to our state." In the Third loan Barnes county, was called upon for three hundred twenty five thousand dollars. In the Fourth Loan we are allotted the amount of eight hundred thousand dollars. It means that each of us must more than double our subscription. We are going to do it. We will not disappoint the state organization, but it will require the united effort of ev ery resident. Let us unanimously resolve that the full amount shall be raised and the campaign closed on the grst day of the drive, Saturday, September 28, before six o'clock in the evening. A. P. HANSON, Barnes ounty Chairman Fourth Liberty Loan. DON'T BURN YOUR STRAW Bismarck, N. D., Sept. 19.—"Don't burn your straw. Every straw stack seen burning this fall means that.a part of the food necessary to win the war is being destroyed." This appeal is made to the farmers of North Dakota by Commissioner of Agriculture and Labor, John N. Ha gan, after a careful study of the feed situation throughout the entire state of North Dakota. Commissioner Ha gan finds that there are large areas of the state absolutely without feed of any kind, and he says that it is go ing to be absolutely necessary to feed straw during the winter months. Commenting further on the feed situ ation, Mr. Hagan says: "While the feed situation is not as serious as last fall, it is such that not a single stack should be destroyed. This applies especially to the stacks of oat, wheat, and barley straw. "Owing to the improved pastures, stock that were due to be sent to the slaughter houses are still in the state and unless they will make a dressed carcass that will weigh in the neigh borhood of 450 pounds or more they should stay until they acquire that size. This is due to the fact that the government which is purchasing large amounts of beef for the consumption of our soldiers and of our allies is not buying any beef that does not dress out a carcass of 450 pounds which re quires a live weight of around 1,000 pounds. "A steer or heifer that goes into the winter in fair flesh will winter on practically nothing but straw, al though other feed is desirable if ob tainable. "Hoover plans on building up a re serve supply of wheat and it is up to the farmers of North Dakota to have a reserve supply of feed. The early spring in 1918 was the only thing that saved hundreds of heads of live stock, the little straw produced in 1917 giving out early and the stock being saved only by the open winter and the few stacks that remained over from the previous years. PATRIOTIC WOMEN GATHERING TODAY Miss Minnie Nielson, state chair man of the women's department of the Fourth Liberty Loan, has a large meeting in the city today of the wom en chairmen of the various counties of the state who have this gteat work in hand. The ladies are coming in from all over he state and a great meeting is in progress. We under stand that A. R. Rogers, chairman of the Ninth Federal District is to be here to address the gathering. This is one of the most important gather ings we have had in the city because it is for a most important cause. The \yomen of the state have done a large part in putting over past loan drives and in this fourth drive they will not be found wanting. Pottery the O'dert Art. rotlT\ is the oldest, 1 li longest and Uiost: widely diffused of all human arts. Its history, if recorded, would lie as old as the history man: its record ed history begins with tlie building of the tower of Babel. The oldest pot tery known is Egyptian, but every peo ple, civilized or barbarian, has prac ticed the art in one or another form All study in every department of art begins at a period not long after the Mosaic deluge, but lottery is tlie earliest of all forms of art. "Self." If your house looks so and so, it Is because you are so and so. There is ao way of separating yourself from the envelope of appurtenances that you've chosen to surround yourself with, y0lir "self" is simply the cluster of circumstances that you have culled from the rich welter of the world to put into tfie make-up of your life, Exchange. Electrics.. I\ew York is estimated to have 2,500 commercial electric vehicles, Chicago 1.0r0, and Philadelphia 150. PROVE YOUR PATRIOTISM Now, that the end of the growing season is here, an effort is being made to find the result of the "Win the War Food Campaign." Neither the government or any one else will take any of your home canned food, but we know that Barnes county went "over the top" in the preservation of perish able foods. Let's prove it. Report blanks may be had at the Right Price Mercantile Co. and The People's Co operative store or you may make oni your own report and send to State Home Demonstration Leader, Fargo, N. D. How many quarts of fruit and vegetables did you can or dry? NORTH DAKOTA IN WORLD WAR Mandan, N. D., Sept. 20.—Every member of the former North Dakota National Guard, now on the firing line in France, marched past on the screen at the Palace theater in Mandan last Wednesday night when the North Da kota Council of Defense opened its state show, "North Dakota in World War." The boys were seen as they were before they entered the world conflict and the more than 2,000 persons, who saw them, cheered the boys they knev.- in the days when they were learning the arts of warfare that was to enable them to aid in suppressing the ambitions of the kaiser. "North Dakota in World War" is a five-reel picture that is going to be shown in every city, town and village in North Dakota. The pictures are wonderfully clear and atr this time have an unusual drawing power for North Dakotans. The first and sec ond regiments, bands, staffs and other war officers are shown. The boys are seen as they passed in review of the governor before entraining for the east, and the camera man was busy at many unsuspecting moments and many a prank of the boys in camp was reproduced on the sci'een. The North Dakota Council of De fense has perpetuated the likeness of the war boys so that posterity may again see them althouAi they are sev eral thousand mild(r from home. North Dakota is the only state in the union that has made this possible. In addition to the former National Guard pictures, the fielm also includes view? of the home guard mobilization during Loyalty Week at Bismarck, thr Steele cavalry, Indian celebration at Elbowwoods, and scenes from th North Dakota state fair at arFgo. "North Dakota in World War" ii strictly a state show and was made by the Holmboe Studio of Bismarck under the direction of the North Da kota Council of Defnse." THE YANK WHO GOT A COLONEL I wish I could have seen him trudging rearward with his prize, Seen the grin upon his visage and the twinkle in his eyes. Iwish I could have heard him in that din of war infernal Shouting: "See the bird I captured! Take a look! I got a colonel!" Oh, I fancied when I read it I could almost hear him chuckle As he grabbed that haughty Prussian and then calmly made him knuckle And I'd like to see his picture print ed here in every journal, Proudly coming in from battle shout ing: "Hey- I got a colonel!" I don't know where he hails from, and I didn't get his name, But I hold that Yank's entitled to a goodly share of fame It would be an inspiration to our boys through time eternal Just to read about that dough boy who went out and bagged a colonel. —Edgar A. Guest. "O-K-E-H' Somebody once asked President Wilson why he always writes "Okeh'' in approving memorandums and doc uments instead of the more common "O. K." "Because 0. K. is wron^," replied the president. "O-k-e-h is correct." The White house attaches scurried for dictionaries, but the best thej could find under "0. K." was that Andrew Jackson started it by spell ing "all correct" "Oil Korrect." "Look it up in the latest dictionary," suggested the president. They did, and this is what they found: "O. K.— A humorous or ignorant spelling of what should be 'okeh,' from the Choc taw language, meaning, 'It is so an article pronoun having a distinctive final use all right correct." So "Okeh Woodrow Wilson." or more commonly, "Okeh W. W." bids fair to become as famous as Roose velt's "Dee-lighted."—St. Paul News- THOUGHT HE HAD BEEN TORPEDOED Mart Mason Friday morning early thought he had been torpedoed or els« bombed, he was not quite sore whictl for a short time. He was "backing hisi car out into the street up at Sim Mason's and some fellow who thought speed was what was mostly required of him coupled with the fact that it was everybody else's business to get off the earth, came flying down Fourth street at a lively clip, and bing, lie struck Mart Mason's car on the JBar end which slewed that car around rather suddenly and scared Mart into losing at least a month's growth. The other fellow's car got the worst of it and Mr. Mason got out of it with but very little damage.