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State Historical Stciety
Volume XXX
Monroe City, Missouri, Friday: January 25, 1918
Number 43
Registration of Alien Enemies.
Ia accordance with the proclama
tion of the President of the United
States, issued November 16. 1917,
requiring all alien enemies to regis
ter at such time and place as might
be fixed by the Attorney General of
the United States and pursuant to
instructions received from Postmaa.
ter General Albert 3. Burleson dies
ignating me as Chief Registrar for
the Eastern Judicial District of
Missouri, I have, in accordance with
instructions received from the At-
rney General of the United States
arranged for the registration of. all
German alien enemies at the office
f every Postmaster in the Eastern
Judicial District,' which includes
Monroe City. The time fixed' for
the registration is the 4th, 5th, 6tb,
7th, 8th and 9th days of February,
1918, from 6:00 a. m. to 8.00 p. in.
en each of said days.
By all German aliens is meant:
All natives, citizens, denizens, or
aubjects of the German Empire or
of the imperial German Govern-
aunt, being males of the age of 14
years and upward, who are within
the United States and not actually
naturalized as American citizens.
An alien enemy required to reg
ister who fails to complete his regis'
tration within the time fixed there
for or who violates or attempts to
violate or of whom there is reason
able ground to believe that be is
about to violate any regulation
duly promulgated by the President
fet -the U. S. or these Regulations,
in addition to all other penalties
prescribed by law, is liable to a re-
, ttrmnt imprfocinejnivor-
tion for the duration of the war, or
to give security, or to remove and
oepart irom tne united states in
the manner prescribed by sections
4067, 4069, and 4070 of the United
States Revised Statutes, and to all
ther penalties prescribed in the
several proclamations of the Presi
cent ot tne united Mates and in
the regulations duly promulgated
by or under the authority of the
It will be the imperative duty of
all German alien enemies to call in
person at the office of their local
Postmaster and present themselves
for registration in compliance with
the Rules and Regulations made
and provided for that purpose.
UsfTwooO Possible.
Are you a coal burner when you
might be a wood burner? Have
( you a woodland that isn't working?
; What can the town man and the
;' suburban dweller do about the coal
Much would accomplished to
ward meeting the present situation
arising from the unparalleled de
msnd for coal and from the great
burden on the Nation's railroads, it
is believed, if not only the farmers
who have wood en but city and
suburban real estate owners pos
sessing more or less wooded tracts
of land would draw on these areas
for a part, at least, of their fuel
supply. In the neighborhood of
small cities as well as larger ones
there are many wood lots from
which fuel wood could be obtained
without encroachment on the need'
ed shade trees and without detract
ing from the beauty of the land
scape. 'In fact, proper thinning in
many cases will help the develop
ment of desirable trees.
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As We See It.
"Conservation" is the slogan of
the American people, and it is a
good slogan. But it should apply
to the government as well as to the
citizens. Although doubtless our
officials at Washington are doing
their utmost in this direction, yet
their is, in' the rank and file of
government employes, large room
for improvement
Some months ago, when the food
conservation campaign opened,
there was appointed in a certain
state a publicity agent who proudly
announced that be bad left bis own
business in the bands of employes
while he served his country without
pay. His first act was to dispatch
telegrams to every newspaper in the
state, calling attention to the
necessity of co-operating with the
government, and urging the support
of the paper to the fight for food
conservation. No sane man can
doubt that every one of those tele
grams were paid for by the govern
ment at full rates, when a two-cent
stamp would have taken each one,
and gotten it to its destination in
twenty-four hours.
There is such a thing as "saving
at the spigot and wasting at the
bung." The government machinery
is the bung, and can not be watch
ed too closely.
An English legal decision says
that butchers may not weigh feet
with bhoulders and legs of mutton.
Over here it has been customary
for butchers to weigh hands with
cuts of steak, but we didn't know
English butchers went us one better
and weighed their feet, too.
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Registration of Alien Enemies
Persons required to register
should understand that in so doing
they are giving proof of their peace
ful dispositions and of their in
tention to conform to the laws of
the United States.
Every registrant should ren i care
fully the form of registration affida
vit handed o im and ask the
registration officer or explanation
on all points not clear to him before
attempting to fill out blanks.
Registration officers are instructed
to give registrants all possible aid
in the way of explanation and ud
vice. Each registrant is required to fur
nish four unmounted photographs
of himself, not larger than 3 by 3
inches in size, on thin paper, with
light background. All four photo
graphs should be signed by the
registrant across the ace of the
photographs, so as not to obscure
the features, the applicant is able
to write.
Three blank forms of registration
affidavit must be completely filled
out by the registrant or bis repre
sentative (with the exception of the
blanks indicated to be filled out by
the registration officer and the
description of the registrant and the
placing of finger prints on the
blank) and must be produced by the
registrant personally to the regis
tration officer and be signed and
sworn to by the registrant in the
presence of and before the registra
tion officer, who will fill in the
description of the registrant and
supervise the fixing of the finger
prints and the attaching of the
photographs. If the registrant can
not write he must make his mark
in the signature space and affix his
left thumb print in the space pro
vided opposite the signature space.
The finger printing is a method
of identification and follows the
practice observed in the military
and the naval service of the United
The registrant is hereby informed
that he must again present himself
before the registration officer who
took his oath after 10 days but be
fore 15 days from the last day fixed
for registration in his registration
district to obtain a registration
card, upon which he must sign his
name, or make his mark, and place
his left thumb print in the presence
of the registration officer,
- Increases 23 Per Gent.
According to the bureau of labor
statistics of the Department of La
bor, in the year from November 15,
1916, to November 15, 1917, prices
of food as a whole advanced 23 per
cent Potatoes is the only article
that shows a decline in price. Corn
meal advanced 87 per cent; bacon.
92 per cent; pork chops, 48 per cent;
beans, 39 per cent; salmon. 38 per
cent; milk, 33 per cent; and lard, 27
per cent.
Food as a whole was 48 per cent
higher on November 15, 1917. than
on November 15, 1913, and 46 per
cent higher than on November 15,
1914. During this four-year period
corn meal advanced 127 per cent;
flour, 109 per cent; lard, 104 per
cent; bacon, 77 per cent; sugar, 75
per cent; and potatoes,' 72 per cent.
No article declined in price,
The Italian wheat crop for 1917
was 30 per cent below the average.
Woman a World Power.
What is to be the status of the
American woman when this war is
over? This is a question that is ex
ercising the minds of great many
people these days. For a genera
tion, now, she has been contending
equal political rights, and of late
years she has been coming into her
own in this particular. For a num
ber of years, too, she has been
gradually invading the ranks of
business, though not to any alarm
(?) extent. But with the calling of
the millions of men to the army,
the call has- at last come to woman
to demonstrate that she is, as mem
bers of her sex have long contend
ed, capable of shouldering the busi
ness load and bearing it "man
fully" It is no uncommon sight now to
see women doing what has always
been considered "men's work ." Not
such as clerking, bookkeeping and
all forms of clerical work, but hard
labor, work that until lately it was
not thought that women were capa
ble of performing. We see them on
public works of various kinds, in
factories and work shops; a just
lately a great steel magnate was
quoted as say ing that he would not
be surprisnd if before long he had
to take on a thousand woman to
take the place n drafted for
the army.
And to the credit of the women
be it said that in the great majori
ty of instances they are making
good. They are not only develop
ing an ability work and business
that a few years ago would have
surprised the world, but they really
appear to-enjoy the work.
There may b? at the bottom of
their success the long suppressed
desire to show themselves inde
pendent of man for a subsistence.
If this be the case they have reason
to be gratified, as they are fast be
coming a recognized factor in all
the activities of life.
But, when the present emergen
cy is past, will woman resume her
old sphere of semi dependent and
home body; or will she hofd tenaci
ously to what she has gained and
refuse to be ousted from her recently-won
vantage? In case she
should consent to resume her old
status, the world soon readjust it
self and human life would continue
to flow on as before. But in the
latter event, the entire business
fabric of the world will have to be
remodeled and new adjustments
and alignments made. The addi
tion of a few million emale workers
will work a great change in labor
conditions a change that will call
for careful handling.
But perhaps the most v ial ques
tion in this connection is that of its
influence on the homes of the land.
The United States has always been
preeminently a nation of homes.
With us the home life has been en
throned above every other interest
of life, and nothing was suffered ta
interfere with its highest possible
development. Will the home suf
fer in the years to come? Before
the question of "the woman at
work" is definitely solved, this one
vital question will have to be an
swered, and on its answer hangs
the destiny of a nation.
Government estimates of the pro
duction of petroleum in the United
States in 1917 place it at nearly 14
per cent greater than any previous
Haiti has forbidden the export of
food-stuffs to countries at war with
the United States and countries as
sociated with them ia the war.

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