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Monroe City Democrat. (Monroe City, Mo.) 1888-1919, August 29, 1919, Image 5

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To the Mothers
Whose Boy Starts to School Monday
PERHAPS you've given no thought to the clothes
your boy will need on this occasion perhaps it
has been a source of worry and dread to you.
That is part of our service to you.
Let us suggest the best way to provide
so that your boy will look neat and
clean with the least expense possible.
Our suits for boys ranging in price
from $7.00 to $15.00 are all you could
ask for good sturdy fabrics well
An extra pair of kickers to make
out the first part of the season.
"Dutchess" knickers $1,50 to $3.00
Prison for Profiteers
Amendments to the Food Con
trol Act, imposing a $5,000 fine and
imprisonment of two years for pro
fiteering were ordered favorably re
ported last week by the House agri
culture committee.
The committee also agreed upon
extensions of the Federal Food Con
trol Act to include wearing apparel.
The amendment granting price
fixing power to President Wilson
'was eliminated upon the suggestion
of the Attorney General, who said
that such power was "inapplicable
in the present fight against high
Retailers, previously exempted
under the act, now are liable to
'prosecution for violations, but
iarmers and farmers' co-operative
associations are exempted.
Income tax returns of all corpora
tions and individuals engaged In the
production or distribution of food
products would be furnished to a
Senate committee investigating the
high cost of living under a resolu
tion introduced by Senator Walsh,
Democrat, of Massachusetts. The
resolution is an amendment to that
offered by Senator Owen, Democrat,
of Oklahoma, proposing the inquiry.
The resolution also would provide
for the publication of the profits, as
disclosed by the income tax returns,
of all persons employed during the
war by the government to whom
contracts for war supplies were is
sued, either as individuals, partner
ships or corporations.
Action on both the Owen resolu
tion and the Walsh amendment
was postponed.
At the request of Attorney Gener
al Palmer, the 4louse committee
will strike from the Food Control
Act the exemption of all dealers
with a business of less than $100,
000 and allow the Department of
Justice to deal with them directly,
if they are profiteering' or hoarding.
The action is taken in response to
many complaints that the "little
fellows" are as guilty as "big busi
Indian Creek Picnic
Tbe Indian Creek picnic, held at
their beautiful grove just east of
town Tuesday of this week, was one
or the best ever held at that place
The attendance was the largest on
record. The vast crdwd arrived on
the grounds early and remained
late. Hon. J. P. iBoyd and Pros
ecuting Attorney J. J Drown
ing, of Paris, were the speakers of
the day. Mr. Boyd in his address
took occasion to compliment Mon
roe City and Indian Creek in regard
to tbe big vote cist in favor of the
road bond proposition last Saturday.
"Monroe City and Indian Creek," he
said "always go over the top in
every good cause." Toe best of
good things to eat, and plenty of it,
was served at the noon hour and no
one left the grounds hungry. A
big platform dance was held at
night which was also weil attended
and a good time enjoyed.
The Epworth League of the
Mjthodist Church were entertained !
Tuesday evening at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. J C. Shank a few
miles north of this city. About
thirty members went from here
and all had a lively time. At a
late hour the guests were served
dainty lefreshments.
Mrs. W. W. Tait went to St. Louis
last Friday to meet her sister Miss
Edna Scott who returned home
from France Saturday. Miss Scott
went to France in November a?
Nurses Aid so has spent nearly
nine months overseas
Mr. and Mrs. E. E. DeLashmutt
and son Millard have returned to
this city after a ten days automobile
trip through Iowa
Mrs. I W Reid.of Leland, Miss , is
visiting friends and relatives here.
Properly Storing Spuds
Potatoes properly stored should
not sustain a loss throughout the
winter season of more than 5 per
cent, and under exceptionally good
conditions not more than 3 or 4 per
cent, according to specialists of the
United States Department of Agri
culture. The maximum returned
from the crop after it is produced
depends on the care with which the
potatoes are harvested, stored, grad
ed, sacked, and the ability of the
grower to sell at the most advantage
ous time.
Approximately one-third of tbe
main potato crop is marketed at
harvest time, and the remainder is
stored as a reserve supply for winter
and spring. It is physically impos-.
sible, as well as economically un
desirable, to attempt to market the
entire crop in the autumn, and the
only way in which potatoes can be
bandied successfully, so as to insure
a uniform supply, is to provide suf
ficient storage on the farm or at the
shipping station for from 65 to 75
per cent of the crop.
Various types of storage places
are no in use, ranging from pits or
cheaply-constructed dugouts to
large, substantially-built storage
houses. Plans for the construction
of storage houses are given in the
department's Farmers' Bulletin 847.
For successful storage, the tubers
must be protected from extremes
of cold and heat; a temperature of
from 35 to 40 degree F. is con
sidered satisfactory. Sufficient
ventilation must be provided to re
move foul air and excessive mois
ture. Tbe storage house must be
so constructed as to make it possible
to .exclude the light, as the table
quality of potatoes quickly deterio
rates in the light.
The tubers should be dry and
reasonably free from dirt when put
into 6torage; an excess of moisture
soil increases the amount of heat in
newly stored potatoes, lhe sot
tends to fill up the space between
the tubers, thus cutting off air cir
culation and helping to retain heat
that would otherwise escape Al
diseased, badly cut, or bruised
tubers should be removed from the
crop before putting it into storage
it is a common practice tor com
mercial growers and shippers to
store potatoes in bins to a depth of
10 to 15 feet This is almost certain
to entail a much heavier shrinkage
loss than when stored to a depth of
not more than 6 feet. The heavier
shrinkage is tbe result of the great
er amount of heat generated by
large pile of potatoes, which results
in a higher amount of moisture loss
as well as a heavier loss from de
cay, as heat and moisture both help
to develop organisms causing tuber
rots. Frequently the losses sustain
ed when the potatoes are stored un
der these conditions reach 25 per
cent, and where rigid care has not
been exercised to remove all diseas
ed tubers before storing the crop
the loss is even greater. It is ad-
visiable. therefore, to pile tbe
potatoes not greater than 5 or 6
feet deep, and the floor dimensions
of the bin should not be greater
than 12 by 12 feet, unless provided
with a series of ventilating shafts
or division walls for the escape of
moisture and heat.
The little town of Mountain
Home, in Baxter County, Arkansas
has petticoat government in the
true sense of the word. There is a
woman city clerk and two members
of the city council are women.
Places of business managed by
women include the only restaurant,
the post office, newspaper 8od
printing office, millinery and ladies
furnishing goods store, dry cleaning
shop, the garage, the hotel and the
general store. -Women also practi
cally run the two banks, county
offices, telephone system, coal yards,
and many other business enter
prises. It is said to be a good little
town, composed of law abiding and
prosperous people.
A wealthy farmer's wife of Greene
county was recently arrested on the
charge of obtaining goods under
false pretenses. It appears she bad
been doing a wholesale business in
soliciting contributions of clothing
and money, stating her husband bad
died leaving her with ten children,
three of whom were triplets. More
than two tons of cast off clothing,
it is said, was found in her posses
sion. She was possibly contemplat
ing starting a second hand clothing
The daylight savings law has
been repealed. The repeal meas
usewas first attached to one of the
appropriation bills and tbe Presi
dent vetoed it. A separate repeal
bill was then passed by both
branches of Congress and the Pres
ident again vetoed the bill Both
the house and senate then passed
tbe bill over his veto and the day
light saving law is not a law or at
least will not be after Oct. 26.
A cheese, eight feet high. 10 1-2
feet in diameter and weighing 31,
964 pounds, recently has been com
pleted for Armour and Co.. to be
exhibited at tbe National Dairy.
Show at Chicago, Oct. 6 to 12. It is
said to be not only the largest cheese
in the world, but tbe largest ever
attempted and is valued at $16,000
Mrs. Wm. Medcalf and daughter.
Miss Mariam, of Fort Worth, Texas
spent part of the week in this city
the guests of Miss Lena Douley and
other friends.
A crowd of young people from
here enjoyed a several days camp
ing trip on Salt River near Martin's
Ford last week. Those in the party
were: Misses Aleen Urr, Mary oris-
tow, Alpha Elzea and Bess Han
cock, of Huntington, Mr. and Mrs
Emmett Robey, Harry Longmire,
Travis Willis, Eldred-Thiehoff. Paul
Robey and Mrs. S. B. Tbiehoff and
Mrs. J. D. Robey went as chaperons.
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Jaeger and
little daughter have returned home
from a two weeks automobile trip
through Minnesota and Iowa. They
were accompanied home by Mr.
Jaeger's sister, Mibs Bertha Jaeger,
who met them in Mason City, Iowa,
after spending several weeks in
Chicago where she had been study
ing voice and piano
Mr. and Mrs. can Mcuusgy a
recent bride and groom of Huston,
Texas, visited at the home of Ed
Jackson and family Friday. Mrs
McClusky will be remembered here
by many as Miss Beulab Nipper
before her marriage.
A f
chool Supplies
For Monroe, Marion
Ralls Counties
Wood's Pharmacy
Monroe City, Missouri

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