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I————— Bg—Mß——ainiMMi iiw———wa—m————g mi BELGIAN KING WARMLY WELCOMED Bearing the thanks of their nation , the king and queen of the Belgians, Beginning his mission even before his formal welcome had begun, the d&Ztjftk.. soldier king issued a message to the m M HWb friends the testimony of the profound sentiment and gratitude of his country- \ men for the powerful aid, moral and the course of the war. The name of the commission for the relief of Belgium . splendid army, and their courageous L •■" navy powerfully served a great ideal.” Greeted not merely as a king who had chosen war and honor rather than peace and dishonor, King Albert I was welcomed as “a man, with a man’s high sense of honor, who trod the Via Dolorosa so by the treading of that way the world might find that treaties are not scraps of paper and that above crown and kingdom, faith and courage must breed, else the banner of a people becomes the much-bespattered badge of infamy.” MARSHALL REPRESENTS PRESIDENT . . . —~— During the illness of President ?&<&. Wilson, Vice President Thomas R. Marshall represents the president in many matters, though he does not sign any documents which require the signature of the president, nor does Ipl’ he in any way trespass on the pre- W, . w rogatives of the president. ‘gg* m . Recently Vice President Marshall :||p fjj|p received King Albert and Queen Eliz ||§jp abeth of Belgium when they arrived in V' \ New York to visit the United States. W'..> Mr. Marshall received the distln • ®fv guished visitors in the name of the president of the United States. This represents in a general way the sort of service he will continue to AW' do for the president until Mr. Wilson j|| is able to return to his duties. For the time being Vice President Marshall is not scheduled to meet with the cabinet. The business of the general executive departments, it is said, is in excellent shape arfd the cabinet will probably meet only informally, if at all, during the president’s illness. By a law effective January 19, 188 G, in case of removal, death, resignation, or inability of both the president and vice president, the secretary of state, and after him, in the order of the establishment of their departments, other mem bers of the cabinet, shall act as president until the disability of the president is removed or a president shall be elected. SAYS BONUS MEANS ANOTHER LOAN Granting an additional bonus to r ■' - "T" service men would mean another large government bond issue, which the country is in no position to stand at committee a few days ago. i Glass strongly opposed the bonus, j ,||||||||| claiming a majority of the service men would consider it an affront to their f ' patriotism at a time when the govern- / ment is sorely in need of funds. / |IP| “Today the credit of the United States is imperiled,” he said, “by proj ects initiated in congress to get the soldier vote. I do not believe these t young men, if they realized what it is Ik that is proposed in their behalf, would accept a gift made at the expense of j their fathers, mothers and sisters and ji A* the children that are to come after them in order to give them a holiday. I do not anticipate a deficit in © Western Newspaper Union the current fiscal year of more than $1,000,(X)0,000, but I say to you in all solemnity that if a prompt and immedi ate halt is not called to this great peril, there must be another Liberty loan- HANSON TAKES LEAGUE STRAW VOTE The public—at least the traveling •"public—doesn’t care a cooky about Y< ea Sue of Nations, in the opinion of Ole Hanson, former mayor of Seat- J§llf|v|!l Mr ‘ Hanson > who is credited with i|H nipping in the bud the first incipient IIP " ''fgffiiii _ If bolshevist revolution in America, ar- T^jlßlli : ‘ : -wF" rive<3 in Chicago a few days ago with OPyl the results of several straw votes on v|? - = the league which he took on trains v. while traveling to Chicago. W;|;1 - I" “We took a straw vote on the v '- l Santa Fe train between Kansas City WM and Chicago,” he said. “Sixty-five ¥> i 'o&\ votes were cast against the league and i|L “The people are not interested in the league. They want congress to : | either vote it up or down and have i ■; done with it. What the people want is jgif \ world peace. I have visited 11 states during the last few days, and I have found they are more interested in the return of $7 shoes and 40-cent butter than in the Fiume question. What the politicians and congressmen need to learn is to ‘see America first’ and get down to the business of reconstruction.” ARIZONA STATE MINER RED CROSSJOLL CALL Membership Campaign Opens No vember 2d, Closes 11th. President Wilson, in Message Prepared Before Illness, Makes Appeal for Generous Response. Washington, D. C. —In a request to the people of the United States to gen erously respond to the Third Red Cross Roll Call the following message was dictated by President Wilson be fore his present illness: As president of the United States and as president of the American Red Cross I recommend and urge a gen erous response to the Third Red Cross Roll Call, which opens on November the second with the observance of Red Cross Sunday and appropriately closes on November the eleventh, the first anniversary of the signing of the ar mistice. Twenty million adults joined the Red Cross during the war, prompted by a patriotic desire to render seiWice to their country and to the cause for which the United States was engaged in war. Our patriotism should stand the + est of peace as well as the test of war, and it is an intelligently patriotic program which the Red Cross pro poses, a continuance of service to our soldiers and sailors, who look to it for many things, and a transference to the problems of peace at home of the ex perience and methods which it ac quired during the war. Stress on Membership. It is on membership more than money contributions that the stress of the present campaign is laid, for the Red Cross seeks to associate the people in welfare work thi’oughout land, especially in those communities where neither official nor unofficial provision has been made for adequate public health and social service. It is in the spirit of democracy that the people should undertake their own welfare activities, and the National Red Cross wisely intends to exert upon community action a stimulating and co-ordinating influence and to place the energies of the organization be hind all sound public health and wel fare agencies. The American Red Cross does not purpose indefinite prolongation of its relief work abroad, a policy which would lay an unjust burden upon our own people and tend to undermine the self-reliance of the peoples relieved, but there is a necessary work of com pletion to be performed before the American Red Cross can honorably withdraw from Europe. The congress of the United States has imposed upon the Red Cross a continuing responsi bility abroad by authorizing the secre tary of war to transfer to the Ameri can Red Cross such surplus army med ical supplies and supplementary and dietary foodstuffs now in Europe as shall not be required by the army, to be used by the Red Cross to relieve the distress which continues in certain countries of Europe as a result of the war. Program Deserves Support. To finance these operations, to con clude work which was begun during the war, and to carry out some com paratively inexpensive constructive plans for assisting peoples in eastern Europe to develop their own welfare organizations, the American Red Cross requires, in addition to membership fees, a sum of money small in compar ison with the gifts poured into its treasury by our generous people dim ing the war. Both the greater enduring domestic program and the lesser temporary for eign program of the Red Cross de serve enthusiastic support, and I ven ture to hope that its peace-time mem bership will exceed rather than fall below its impressive war membership. WOODROW WILSON. Averse to Borrowing Trouble. Jimmy has been rather unfortunate lately in the way of minor accidents, and his mother has grown quite cau tious about his taking chances. One day he came in and wanted to ride his tricycle down to his auntie’s house. His mother hesitated before consent ing to his request, and Jimmy cut in with the comforting assurance, “May be there won’t be a thing happen, mother, so don’t make a worry for yourself till it does.” Success. Life is indefinite —a bundle of con tradictions. We men, with our ideas, strive to give it a particular shape by melting it into a particular mold —into the definiteness of success. All the world conquerors, from Alexander down to the American millionaires— mold themselves into a sword or mint, and thus find that distinct image of themselves which is the source of their success. —Rabindranath Tagore. Her Wish. Wee Bessie on being told that she would have to eat condensed milk on her oatmeal exclaimed, "I wish that old condensed cow would die.” —Bos- ton Transcript. IMPORTANT FALL FARMING SUGGESTIONS GIVEN BY DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (Prepared by the United States Depart ment of Agriculture.) More wheat should be sown this fall than was the average in pre-war years, but not so much should be sown as was sown last year. This is the outstanding fall farming recommenda tion of the United States department of Agriculture, which is watching the changes of world supply and demand while European countries are getting back to normal in food production and thus affecting the market for Ameri can products. The department’s sug gestions are based on the observa tions of specialists who were sent abroad to report on foreign conditions and probable needs, and on the most extensive reports it has been possible to obtain from other sources in this country and other countries. As to winter wheat, the department suggests that 42,000,000 acres be sown this fall to this crop, and that 20.000,- 000 acres be sown in 1920 to spring wheat, making a probable aggregate production in 1920 of 830,000,000 bush els, of which 200,000,000 bushels would be available for export after home needs are met. This production would approximately equal the average yield of wheat in the United states for the five years 1915 to 1919, inclusive. The five-year average is thought to be a safe guide for American farmers. Suggested Acreage for Wheat. The suggested acreage for fall-sown wheat is approximately 85 per cent of the area sown in the fall of 1918, and is about the same as was sown in the fall of 1917. The suggested area for spring wheat is approximately 88 per cent of the area sown in each of the last two years. The combined acre age of winter and spring wheat sug gested for 1920 is about 86 per cent of the acreage sown for the 1919 crop, slightly more than the acreage sown for the bumper crop of 1915 and about 4 per cent less than the area sown for the 1918 crop. Winter Rye. The pressure of war demands for rye has ceased, and it does not seem probable that exports next year will greatly pyppprl hnshpls. 4 ' ) More Dairy Cows Are Needed. Consumption of rye in this country was stimulated by the war to about 50,000,000 bushels. If this rate of con sumption is maintained, a crop of 75,- 000,000 to 80,000,000 bushels would be necessary to provide 25,000,000 bushels for export, indicating a total acreage of 5,500,000 to 6,000,000 acres, in com parison with 6,800,000 acres sown last fall. “In any consideration of the prob able foreign demand for American wheat and rye based on pre-war con sumption experience,” says the depart ment, “a greatly increased transporta tion cost and the existing condition of international exchange cannot be dis regarded. ... It seems clear that if the foreign exchange situation con tinues as it is or becomes more ab normal it will constitute a powerful stimulus for some foreign countries to seek grain in countries other .than the United States, or to produce it.” It is probable that several years PUREBRED SOWS NOT NEEDED Boar Represents Differences Between Years of Hog Growing Success or Failure. Purebred sows for the production of profitable market hogs are unnecessary and just as much pork can be made from a herd of good grade sows, pro vided they are mated with a purebred boar, as such a sire will imprint his own characteristics indelibly upon his litters. He represents the differences between years of hog growing success or failure and by hb continuous use upon grade sows, it will take but a short time to make the herd equal to purebred in the ability to get big gains and quick finish. Alfalfa Most Valuable. An acre of alfalfa will produce as much digestible protein as an acre of clover and an acre of corn combined. Air in Soil Essential. Do you know that air is as essential in the soil as water? will be required for Euorpean coun tries to get back to their normal cat tle population. In order to supply their needs it will be necessary for them to import dairy products, and at the present time this country is sup plying large quantities. Last year’s ex ports were so large that about 2,000,- 000 pounds of milk were required to make the products, or 100 pounds from each cow in the United States. The department expects that exports will decrease and imports will increase with the exception of condensed milk. It recommends that dairymen give par ticular attention to economical feed ing, through the buying of concen trates in large lots or the co-operative I#:#:** . :. \: .:/•.. pi' j■. i A Good Average Farm Flock. buying of feeds; attention to pastures that have been allowed to run down; attention to the feeding needs of their cows by the use of cow-testing as sociations ; and the best use of labor and labor-saving devices. Live Stock. v “What our foreign trade in meat and meat products will be in the fu ture is impossible to predict with any degree of accuracy, owing to many factors which may affect it,” the de partment says. “The exports will prob ably decrease as compared with the past year, as the. European countries increase their production of live stock towards the pre-war production.” Other factors affecting American ex port trade are rates of exchange, which in many cases are decidedly unfavor able to those countries most in need of our meat and meat products; cam paigns being waged in the European countries for increased production and decreased consumption; prices of meat products in this country as com pared with the prices in other coun tries having meats for export; avail able ocean tonnage for shipping from other countries. , However, pork exports at least prob ably will be greatly in excess next year of the pre-war annual export. Tho European countries probably will re quire two years to get back to pre-war pork production, and their present needs are great. Poultry. Pre-war production of poultry in most European countries, the depart ment says, will soon be resumed. Em phasis in this country is placed on more efficient methods of production. Whether increased production should be undertaken must necessarily de pend on local conditions as to feed, labor, and other factors.' HORSE NOT ALWAYS AT FAULT Driver Often Neglects to See That Harness Is in Good Repair and Adjustment. The horse often is not to blame for the runaway. Sometimes it’s the fault of the driver, and sometimes it’s the neglect of the man who should be sure the harness is in good repair and properly adjusted. SETTING UP SILAGE CUTTER To Facilitate Distribution and Tramp ing, Is Good Plan to Have Blow Pipe Close. In setting up the ensilage cutter, put it as close to the silo as possible, keeping the blower pipe straight up and down, thus saving power. Hav ing the blower pipe close up to the silo allows the distributor to project farther into the silo, thus making dis tribution and tramping easier and more effective. RIGHT SEED CORN SELECTION Important to Gather Sufficient Amount Early and Store in Safe and Proper Manner. Successful corn growing year after year depends absolutely on getting seed corn from varieties that can be depended on to mature in the locality before frost. Early selection and proper storing of seed corn are im portant.