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AMERICANS ASKED TO
LIMIT USE OF SUGAR Must Use No More Than Two Pounds Per Person a Month if the Present Meagre Allied Sugar Ration Is Maintained. Stocks Will Be Short Until Beginning of New Year Ration May Be Enlarged Then. Two pounds of sugar month hnlf pound a week tlmt Is the sugar ra tion the D. S. Food Administration has asked every Amerlcun to observe antll January 1, 1010. In order to tnuke cure there shall he enough for our 'Array and Nuvy, for the Allied armies and for the civilians of those nations. By New Year's the world siiKur sit uation will be relieved somewhat by the new crop. Cuban augur of this! year's crop will be arriving in this country. Every available sugar source will be drawn on by the Komi Administration during the next winter months to main tain suflioient stocks here to keep up ur national sugar supply. During Oc tober the first American beet sugar will arrive In the markets. By the middle of November some of our Lou isiana cane crop will be available. All f this sugar and more may be needed to keep this nation piled on a re duced ration and 10 safeguard the Al lied sugar ration from still further miD QAUcn ennn FED W ALLIES Food Administrator Writes Presi dent America Conserved UV 000,000 Bushels Wheat. CREDIT DUE TO WOMEN. Meat and Fat Shipments Increased by 844,600,000 Pounds. Conservation measures applied by the American people enabled the Unit ed States to ship to the Allied peoples and to our own forces overseus 141, 000,000 bushels of wheat and 844.600, 000 pounds of meat during 1he past year, valued In all at $1,400,000,000. This was accomplished In the face of a serious food shortage in this country, bespeaking the wholehenrtedness and patriotism with which the American people have met the food crisis abroad. Food Administrator Hoover, In a let ter to President Wilson, explt'lns how the situation was met. The voluntary conservation program fostered by the Food Administration enabled the piling up of the mill (ins of bushel? of whet during li'lT-1S mid the shipment of went during 1017-18. The total vulue of nil food ship ments to Allied destinations amounted to ?1.400.tMH.iMM. nil this food being bought through or in collaboration with the Food Administration. These figures are nil based on olllrinl reports and represent -food exports for the harvest year thut closed June 80, 1918. The shipments of moats mid fats (including meat products, dairy prod ucts, vegetable oils, etc.,) to Allied des tinations were ns followR : ' Fiscal year 1010-17... .2,10()..-(Ht.OOO lbs. Fiscal year 1017-18... .3,011,100 000 lbs. Incrense 844.000,00011)8. Our sluughforahle nnlmiils at the be ginning of the last fiscal year were not appreciably larger than the year be fore and particularly in hogs;' they were probably less. The Increase In shipments Is due to conservation end the extra weight of animals added by our farmers. The full effect 'of these efforts began to bear their best results In the last Lalf of the flscnl year, when the ex ports to the Allies were 2,133,100,000 pounds, as ngiilnst 1.2'1B,.TOO,000 pounds In the same period of the year before. This compares with an average of 801,000,000 pounds of total exports for the same half years In the three-yeur pre-war period. In cereals and cereal products re duced to terms of cereal bushels our shipments to Allied destinations have been : Fiscal yc:tr 1111-17.. .'-"0.000 TOO bushels Fiscal- yt-.ir I : i ..i..!Uo.to;u) ) bushel rt'cltictlon. In Europe the present ra tion Is alrendy reduced to a mlniimim. Our Situation. The situation which the Cnltert States f 11 res in Its efforts to maintain a fair distribution of sugar to the Al lied world Is as follows : Sugar supplies throughout the coun try, in homes, stores, factories and bakeries are at a low ebb. We must make increased sugar shipments to the Allies. Production of American beet and Louisiana cane crops have been disap pointing. Porto Rico crops have been cur tailed. Immense suar stocks In Java can not be reached on account of the ship ping shortage; ships are needed for troop movements and munitions. Army and Navy sugar requirements have increased as well as those from the Allies. Most industries using sugar have had their allotment reduced by one-half: some will receive no HiigHr. .Households should make every ef fort to preserve the fruit crop without sugar, or with small amounts of sugar. Utter, when the sugar supply is larg er, the caiiiird fruit may be sweetened as It Is used. Increase SO.OW 00:1 bushels Of tln-si' cereals our shipments of the prime breadstuffs In the fiscal year 1017-1S to Allied destinations were: Wheat 181,000.000 bushels mid of rye 1. -..000.000 bushels, a totul of 144.000, 000 bushels. The exports to Allied destinations during the flscnl year 1916-17 were: Wheat 1.100.000 busliels and rye 2,300.000 bushels, a totul of 137,400.000 bushels. In nddltlon some 10.000,000 bushels of 1917 wheat are now In port for Allied destinations or en route thereto. The total shipments to Allied countries from our last harvest of wheat will be therefore, about 141 000, 000 bushels, or a total of 154,000,000 bushels of prime breadstuffs. In ad dition to this we have shipped some 10,000,000 bushels to neutrals depend ent upon us, and we have received some Imports from other quarters. BETTER READ THIS E have been notified that part which, according to schedule, will be very small. In view of this fact we urge our customers to supply their needs early as all kinds of cotton goods are going to ie scarce, such as - Muslins, Sheetings, Shirtings, Ginghams, Percales, Outings, Blankets, Underwear, Hosiery, Etc. We have a very complete stock for your selection at present but can't say how it will be later on. Awaiting the opportunity to serve you, we are, Yours for. Values and Service, A; A War Time A MERICA has several excellent war time sweet- .: s : u-..i "u -uf A oymp ouu kdoui one-nan cup of corn sugar One-fourth of a cup of sugar is equal to about one-half cup of syrup or one-third cup of corn sugar. One table spoon of sugar is equal to one tablespoon of honey, about one and one-half tablespoons of syrup and one and one third tablespoons of corn sugar. - Sugar may be saved by the use of raisins, dates, figs, dried pears and fruit pastes used on the breakfast cereals!' Frujt marmalades, butters and jellies should be used to take the place of the ordinary sweetening at a meal and not as accessories to it. Fruits may be preserved without sugar. It may be added when sugar is more plentiful Preserving demands this year a thin syrup instead of a heavy syrup. If sugar is used one-half of the amount may be replaced by another sweetener. Drying is a means of preserving (without sugar) ap ples, cherries, strawberries and black caps. When ready to use they may have added the needed sugar in the form of a syrup. When sugar is more plentiful fruit juices may be made into jellies or may be used as fruit juices with or without sugar, as beverages, fruit gelatins and frozen desserts. Fresh fruits supply the place of sugar in the diet. They should be used freely. Desserts where sugar is scarce may be made of gelatins, junkets, custards, puddings and cakes. ''This accomplishment of our people In this mutter stands out even more clearly If we bear In mind that we bad available In the fiscal year 1916-17 from net carry-over and as surplus over our normal consumption about 200,000,000 bushels of whent which w were able to export that year without trenching on our home lonf," Mr. Hoover said. "This last year, however, owing to the large failure of the 1917 wheat crop, we had available from net carry-over and production and Imports only just about our normal consump tion. Therefore our wheat shipments to Allied destinations represent ap proximately savings from our own wheat bread. "These figures, however, do not fully convey the volume of the effort and sacrifice made during the past ye;.r by the whole American people. De spite the magnificent effort of our agri cultural population In planting u much Increased acreage In 1917, not only was there a very la rye failure In whea. items have been put on an allotment basis, therefore we will get only our proportionate (nelson Monroe City, -Mo. Sweeteners i. ? wln De used 'argely during the shortage in the sugar supply. They are maple sugar, syrups, honey and molasses and may be used in preparing des- fxrv other dishes requiring sweetening. When a cup of syrup or honey is used to replace a cup of sugar, the liquid in the recipes should be decreased one-fourth. One-third of a cupful of sugar is equivalent to one-tmrrl nf a V, . i a. ... r.y ne- but also the corn failed to mature prop erty, and our corn Is our dominant crop. "I am sure," Mr. Hoover wrote in concluding his reixtrt, "that nil the millions of our people, agricultural as well as urban, who have contributed to these results should feel a very definite satisfaction that In a year of universal food shortages In the north, em hemisphere all of those people joined together against Germany have come through Into sight of the coming harvest not only with wealth and strength fully maintained, but with only temporary periods of hardship. "It Is difllcult to distinguish between various sections of our people the homes, public eating places, food trades, urban or agricultural popula tions In assessing credit for these re sults, but no one will deny the domi nant pnrt of the American women." A bonnier Is a man who Is more In (rested iii gt.'ttii;;; hit '..liu tlinu In ri to;, bis bit. all the following G. Co SHARE OUR SUGAR WITH THE ALLIES British Get Two Pounds a Month. French Pound and Half, Italians One Pound. GERMAN SUPPLY PLENTIFUL. All Nations Permit Use of Sweetening for Home Preserving Purpooes. America's new sugar ration of pounds a month per person Is equita ble when compared with the sugar ra tlon enforced by rigid governmental order In England, France and Italy, na tions with which we are sharing sugar. Each Allied nation in the matter ed sugar consumption is sharing on near est possible equal terms the hardships Imposed by greatly altered conditio In the world sugar situation.- Formerly classed as a luxury, sugar Is now a war time essential. The fair and Just division of this essential Is) In the hands of the various Allied, food controllers. The United States Food Administra tion has asked this nation to observe) a voluntary sugar ration of tw pounds per person a month. In the other countries at war with Germany sugar Is one of the scarce articles on every menu whether In the households of both rich and poor, or In the hotels. England today has a sugar ration of two pounds per month per person. In France the ration Is a pound and a hnlf and In Italy It Is one pound a mouth. And the prices In allied coun tries are from two to three times as high as In America. If you go to a hotel in England or France these days and order tea or coffee they serve absolutely no sugar with It If you want sugar you must bring It with you. In England It is allowable to DM' one-seventh of an ounce of sugar la the preparation of ench luncheon. In France many persons carry little sac charine tablets about with them for use In hotels and In England rich and poor must take their sugar with them If they wish to have sweetened tea while visiting friends. Before the war started France had 625,000 acres devoted to sugar produc tion. By 1917 the French sugar acre age hnd decreased to 180,000 acres. Today the French man or womnnwlth a sugar card has no assurance whatever that he or she will 'be able to actually buy sugar. To buy it, one must first find It Italy Has "State Sugar." Especially drastic regulations govern the use of sugar In Italy. Its manu facture, distribution and sale are close ly controlled, and In part actually taken over by the state. Sacchnrlne is permitted to be sold and used as a substitute for sugar and the government manufactures a mix ture of saccharine and sugar called State Sugar," which Is largely used. German Sugar Ration Adequate. . Germany, before the war, produced a great surplus of sugar and exported large quantities. Today the Germans lave virtually gone out of the export tuslness, but have plenty of cheap sugar for home use. Wholesale prices prevalent In the Allied nations, according to Informa tion received by the United SJtatea Food Administration are us follows: Englnnd, 10 cents a pound; France, 12 cents ; Itnly, 26 cents. While those high prices are being paid abroad the American wholesale price Is being held at 7ft cents. BEAR NOT REALLY BLUE. Contrary to a1 belief popular among big-game hunters that th blue glacier bear of Alaska if of distinct species, Al Hasselborg, who with Dr. Harry Worth, curator of mammals at the University of Cali fornia, has made a special study ol these animals, asserts that the great, morose haunter of the ice rivers is no more than a color phase of the common black bear. Mr. Hassel borg, who has been studying Alaskan bear for nearly twenty years, is re garded as one of the best-posted men in the territory on the animals. IT WAS COMING TO HIM. Mr. Henderson Here's where you lire and I've just rung your doorbell. Can I do anything else for you? Mr. Henpeck (loaded ) Yesh hie just ring for the hie ambu larice. A GLIMMER OF RESPECT. hi as BligghiB any respect for the truth?" ' "A little. But about as far as I ever knew him to go in expressing it was to celebrate Washington's birth day." '