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Young Banker Who Led Red Cross Hosts
Thanks Army of Helpers in Southwest The following statement wu issusd by J. L. Johnstoo, chairman f the Christmas Membership Campaign of the Red Cress In the Southwestern Division. Johnston Is president of th Oerman Sarincs Institution of St Louis, being the youngest metropolitan bank presi dent it the United States. He Is thirty-one years old. The statement follows: As the chairman for the Southwestern Division In the big Red Cross Xmas Membership Drive, I wish personally to thank every worker of the Kta cross wno contnoutea 10 cne success of the campaign. As has been said so aptly by Louis LaBeaume, Publicity Director for this Division, we have shown the Kaiser where true Americans live. Minimum estimstes show that the Southwest' era Division obtained 3,250,000 new members between December 17th and December 24th inclusive, leading every other Division In the United States. We were asked to get 1,162,000 new members. It will not be surprising if, when all the returns are in, the figures amount to 3,400,000. In other words, we obtained nearly three times the number of members for which we were asked by Red Cross headquar ter at Washington. This tremendous undertaking never could have been accom plished but for the whole-hearted loyalty and support of those who already were members of the Red Cross. To each and everyone of you I wish to express my sincere thanks. It tuts been not only a pleasure, but a privilege that I esteem highly, to have been chairman of this campaign. ; JQHNSTON Chairman Southwestern Division Christmas Membership Campaign. (w I. U JOHNSTON. Special Notice! jf This is to inform our many patrons that on and after Febru ary 1, 1918, we will discontinue our delivery systems, at least until the close of the war. Robey-Robinson LumberCo. Conway Lumber Company. Administrator's a Don't forget the Administrator's Sale on the farm of Godfrey Discher, deceased, on Saturday, Jan. 19, 1918, six miles north of Monroe City, consisting of live stock, a lot of corn in the shock, some hay, farm ing implements, household and kitchen furniture. GEO. W. PINE, Admr. J. R. B. KIDD, Auctioneer. On Flour Rations. The U sited States will be placed on fl tir rations within the next flTMIlth. Hn-ry A. Wheeler, Illinois state food i.'mi'iistrator, announced that food i.iiminls'rators of the countr in conference with Herbert Hiover find oVterminpd restriction of coo 8iiifii iin to 70 percent of their present requirements whs necessity. The administration will com mandeer 30 per cent of the output at the mills. Retailers and whole salers will be forced to report their need This amount will be cut to 70 per cent and retailers forced to pass the regulation down to con sumers, Wheeler says. Those who d'i8"be will have their supplies shut (ff The prices of substitutes for whei.t N shortly to be placed under fefr t regulation. Wheeler says Lu eii' ing of dealers is planned O.ie . t.ing this war has done for us, i' his coi.vinced many Demo crnts that Republicans wire human beings, nnd Republicans have been forced to aamit that Democrats might even be Christians. HOUSEWIVES' OPPORTUNITY Thrift Stamp 8al Glvss Her Chancs to Do Two Bits for Hor . Country. Virtually oreiy housewlr In tbo country M familiar with the trading tamp or sift certificate which la git en by many merchants and manufac turers with merchandise, and has at raxioua times Bared such stamps and certificates until she had a required number, when she presented the stamps or certificates to the merchant for redemption, recelrtnc an article of merchandise or cash, which Is equlra lent to a discount Through the Thrift Stamp the Unit ed States Eorernment offer every housewife In the country a rare oppor tunity of doing "her bit" for her coun try and at the same time creating a savings account for her own security. By saving the pennies, nickels and dimes until she has accumulated Iff cents she can buy a Thrift Stamp from the postman at her door, or the rural letter carrier, or at any poatoffloe or bank or trust company. When she has , her thrift card full 18 Thrift Stamps she may take the card and with It cents additional during January each month thereafter an additional cent' must be added secure a War Savings Stamp, which In five years, January, 1923, brings her $5 In cash, receiving 88 cents interest on her Investment of $4.12. In addition to rendering her country patriotic service by saving and lending the United States government her sav ings, she has made a good investment with gilt-edge security. "TWO-BIT" CLUB IS LATEST Patriotic Organization Whose Sole Purpose Is to Contribute War Money Each Day. The latest and perhaps the most unique club organized is the "Two-Bit Club" of the United States. The slo gan of the "Two-Bit Club" is: "Have you done your two bits?" The "two bits" which the members are pledged to are the savin? of 25 cents each day through personal sacri fice. In order to buy a Thrift Stamp dally, and the helping of Uncle Sam to win his biggest war. This organization' was ' formed on a Southern passenger train by passen gers en route to Dallas from New Or leans. W. a. Funck of Dallas was the originator and was made secretary and treasurer by the 25 charter members. The following pledge Is necessary to take in order to become a member: An initiation fee of 10 cents is charged members, in order that they may be provided with buttons and a member ship and the organization provided with a small fund with which to pro mote the "Two-Bit Club" Idea. Mem bership in the organization may be ob tained from the secretary. "We, the undersigned, do hereby pledge ourselves to daily make a per sonal sacrifice tl .v will permit us to purchase one 25-cent Thrift Stamp each day, or its equivalent, which we agree to purchase for a period of one year." WE DO GOOD JOB WORK - Feed The Quail. If the qoaii are not helped out a little during this deep snow there will be thousands of them perish. Take a little cracked corn. or oats, in fact anything that the chickens can-- eat. and go near where the covey uses and scrape off the suow in a Bmall place and leve the feed, place a brush cov frin i over the hire place if possi hie nod it will help greatly. Of course feed is hiijh, but the 6ame q'lail will destroy during the com mg crop senson enough weed seed and insects to pay many times over for the mercy shown them ami ntxt fall furnish you some good sport nnd many plump fries. Who is your nearest relative? A Kansas City boy in making out his questionnaire said his mother in law was his nearest relativebecause she lived only two blocks down the street. While the tangle continues in the nff iirs of the -fuel administra tion we have alwavs the consola tion of knowing that spring is on the way and must come sooner or later. JNO. i. SMITH tkfc. fV- jf On wimll writ thai hrt kene lav fnouKh mm to pay tit rocr bills cvrry irionta. Look to yeut flack NOW. Eattare high. You can make row hant ae Ws arotU by tulnc EGG MAKER It will condition your bent, keep then healthy, and aaaka them lay. So poiitlv are we that WOLrS IGG MAKER will ae all we claim that we have told our dealer la your tows the lollewln saeieatea which k) oa 'madu iris. nw4 a vjiMar awwa. Liur rr via WeaiompoT toner Hone Can't Lav ' ! WOLF'S RAND LOUSE KJLLC will keep your hen free from lice. Lara ea. StfM Tap. Ma FORD THE UNIVERSAL CAR When you buy a Iford car you buy an es tablished quantity, a proven quality a mo tor car that is giving satisfaction in practi cally every form of service under every con dition Where an automobile can be used. A car that may be depended on in every cir cumstance. No one will dispute this fact. Then why not place your order for a Ford at once? Runabout $345; Touring Car $360; These prices f. o. b. Detroit Woodson & Graham. SMILES NOT MuuH "I fear we are losing our ideals in the mad rush for wealth." "Oh I I don't know. Have you noticed the mad rush for the ball Dark when there ia a trame on 7" . LIKE THE DRUNKARD. "That fellow has a three days' growth of beard ou his chin." "Yes, he s one of those men who can shave or leave it alone." NEW SIGN. "Your daughter has grown to be quite a young lady." "Yes ; she has just put on her nrat short skirt." FATHER OF HIS COUNTRY. Washington was hailed as the fa ther of his country. "And I raised it to be a soldier he cried. TRUE AFFECTION. Indignant Pedestrian To hades with your car, and you, too t" Motorist That's right, old top; don't separate vis." THE TEST. Poet How is roylast book of verse selling? . Publisher Great I Paper mills are fighting for it at $5 the too. ECONOMY. "There is one item one can save in summer at the seaside." "What might it be?" "The wash upon the shore." DECIDED. IT Sapper They say that people who marry soon grow to look alike. Flora Then you must considet my refusal as final. Puck. , Home. Take time to read and re-rend a gen of poetry, or to sing a sweet: song to your children. Above all. takt time to study with yonr child ren the shading of the leaf, the bird, the bee, the stone, the pearls of dew on the grass blade, the frost glitter, the snow crystal; take time to watch the trees in their grandeur,, the stretch of meadow, the sparkling stream, the cloud mountains, the sunset glory. Beauties will be re vealed to you you dream not of. How much better is a plain, quiet Christian home where all is peace and cordiality, the neighbors heartily . welcome to come and go at will,. and freed from the pestering, sense- ess conventionalities of fashionable if el Why should our earthly life which at best cannot continue a hundred years be fretted and burden ed and worn out prematurely by vain efforts to ape the manners of the idle, irreligious, self-seeking, rich devotee of pleasure? Home is a harem of rest to a man after a hard day's work. Mother,, you may be tired after a trying day with the children, . but remember that others have trying days, too Father has been in the office all day pouring over business perplexities or financial problems but now he locks the office door and with a sigh of relief he thinks of his loved ones and turns his face towards the rest nnd peace of home. Don't meet him at the door with a look on your face that would stop an eight day clock. Greet him with a smile. make him feel that home is the sweetet and most restful place on earth. Farmers Organizing. The past three years has witness ed the largest advanced in the practice of agricultural co-operation of any like period in Missouri's his tory. The old spirit of local fellow ship, that formerly manifested itself in corn-shuckiogs and log-rollings. now expresses itstlf in farm plubB. Unions, granges, marketing associa tions and community team work in this ''Land of Opportunity." Mis souri farmers are organizing on a practical basis today. Hog Prices Safe. The State Board of Agriculture has carefully investigated the ques tion of government supervision of pork prices, and announces absolute confidence in the policy adopted to regulate the market prices of the oncoming hog crop with $1350 as the Chicago minimum. The Board says "Grow hogs feed bogs." .