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THE PARKER POST \ AN INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY BY POST PUBLISHING COMPANY, Inc. J. B. FLANAGAN Editor and Manager SUBSCRIPTION RATES —IN ADVANCE: On® Year $ 2 - 51 ’ Six Months 150 Three 'Months Entered as second-class matter ay 23, 1910, at the postofflee at Par ker, Arizona, under the Act of March 3. 1879 SCHOOLS OF NAVIGATION. If ships are goiug to win this war, It stands to reason that we must have plenty of men to man these vessels—a fonuiduble undertaking for h country that has neglected Its merchant marine so long. It is estimated that 20,000 officers will he required for the great fleet which Uncle Sam is now building and the first vessels of which will soon he ready for service. This offers a great opening for thousands of capable young men who have had practical ex perience at sea, says Philadelphia Rec ord. Just as the government Is taking enlisted men from the army and navy and making officers of them, so it de sires to secure able-bodied seamen and firemen, who In a few weeks will be trained to become third officers and as sistant engineers. After that their promotion will depend upon the capac ity they show' for their work. There c 19 no reason why many young men nbtv serving before the mast—ls such an expression may be used regarding th present sailor—should not become mates, or even captains, before the cessation of hostilities. This is one way In which a large number of men not eligible for the army or navy may do their bit most effectively. Schools for their training have been opened in the Bourse and the University of Penn sylvania. and the course of instruction lasts only six weeks. The Delaware river shipyards are turning out the boats, and the communities aiong its banks should supply the officer* and engineers for them. One of the popular fallacies about the Russian revolution Is that the overthrow' of czarism was merely a ■radical measure taken by the people against a pro-German government, for the purpose of a more > vigorous prosecution of the war on the side of its allies. In reality, the March events were not only a revolt against autoc racy, but. also a protest against this War. The revolution brought a mes sage of peace and brotherhood to a world writhing in the agonies of a fratricide war. In an historical utter ance. which reminded mankind of the cry of the great French revolution, the new democracy appealed, over the heads of diplomats and rulers, to the belligerent nations, to stop this war. thus crystallizing the idea of peace an a pact between free peoples. Ever since then universal peace has been one of'the-main concerns of the best minds of Russia. There are, between the ages of thir ty-five and fifty-five years, a vast num ber of people in America who are hoarding and accumulating fat enough tp supply energy equivalent to that of 000,355.588 loaves of' bread, enough to ■appiy an army of 8,000,000 men for 00 days. This la according to statis tics gathered by the life insurance com panies. A man who is 40 pounds over weight is carrying on his body the equivalent in fuel value of 135 one pound loaves of bread. If the guilty ones would cease this accumulation (which they are willing enough to do) It would release much-needed Cuel foods, such as wheat, corn, oats, barley and rye. There are two ways of sur rendering the fat. One is by judicious exercise and the other Is by substitut ing other foods for tbe fat-building kinds. Parker Motor Co. Ford Agency GARAGE AND SERVICE STATION Auto Accessories and Repairs 'Gasoline Lubricating Oils Distillate First Class Service - - Parker, Ariz R. .1. MARTIN, Agent for AceLyitae Lights - Tinsmith A Berlin dispatch to Amsterdam de plores the destruction of Italian art works by Italians in the course of their j recent retreat. Considering the manner ■ In which the Germans treated French and Belgian art, it may be concluded that If there Is any sincerity In their present expressions of regret it Is re ferable to the circumstance that they J expected to carry off as plunder the j Italian pictures and sculptures which ! they claim to have been ruined, but ! many of which, probably, lmve been | merely hidden awaiting the end of the war. Some London diplomats, still cheered by the obsession that Germany can be ; starved, are chortling over the reduc tion of the Hour allowance to seven pounds a week. Plenty—if (he seven pounds are put into certain dumplings or'doughnuts we have met. It is a ; psychological fact that many folk think they are being fed when chewing on any old thing. The merciful man is merciful to his | beast. Extra care should be taken of the working horses this weather, par ticularly in the matter of securing them as far as possible from falling on the icy streets. Humanity In this case is economy as well, as this care will save many dollars in the shape of horseflesh and animal labor. The kind of pacitist w'ho uses lan guage which implies that he would not kill a mad dog if it were advancing to bite him is not regarded with as much patience as might be possible in a pin? time of peace. , Butchers huy pork at 20 cents and sell it out at prices ranging up to 60 oents. They utilize the hoofs, bristles • and everything else but tne squeal— -1 end when the food Investigator comes around they use the squeal. The Connoisseur. “Hm”—limed the man who wort his socks outside his shoes, as he threw' his ray of light over the con tents of the cabinet. “Rather a choice array. An enthusiastic collector of an tique silver, I take it." And he did. —Judge. THE GREAT WAR HAS MADE CIGARETTES A NECESSITY. “Our boys must have their smokes. Send them cigarettes!” This is a familiar appeal now to all of us. Among those most in demand is the now famous “toasted" cigarette — LUCKY STRIKE. Thousands of this 7 favorite brand have been shipped to France. There ia something home like and friendly to the boys in the sight of the familiar green packages with the red circle. This homelike, appetizing quality of the LUCKY STRIKE cigarette is largely due to the fact that the Burley tobacco used in making it has been toasted. “It’s toasted" was the “slo gan” that made a great success of LUCKY STRIKE in less than a year. Now the American Tobacco Co. is making 15 million LUCKY STRIKE Cigarettes a day. A good part of this immense pro duction is making its way across the water to cheer our boys. The Red Cross has distributed thousands of LUCKY STRIKE Cigarettes. ALLIES DEMAND MORECEREALS American Meat Restrictions Re laxed to Effect Greater Wheat Savings. ARGENTINE ARRIVALS SHORT. Meat Supply Here Considerably En larged Food Administration, However, Warns Against Waste. The allies have made further and Increased demands for breadstuffs, these enlarged demands being caused to some degree by shortage In arrivals from the Argentine. It is, therefore, necessary for the U. S. Food Adminis tration to urge a still further reduction in the consumption of bread and bread stuffs generally if we are to meet our export necessities. The Food Admin istration has issued a statement ex plaining the situation in detail, partic ularly the reasons which lead it, for the purpose of centering effort for the time being upon the cereal situation to relax temporarily the restrictions on meat consumption. Experience shows, this statement says, that the consumption of bread stuffs Is intimately associated with the consumption of meat. For various reasons our supplies of meat for the next two or three months are consid erably enlarged, and we can supply the allies with all of the meat products which transportation facilities render possible and at the same time some what increase our own consumption. In these circumstances the Food Ad ministration considers it wise to relax the voluntary restrictions on meat con sumption to some extent with a view to further decreasing bread consump tion. Conservation of food must be ad justed to meet necessities from time to time, for neither production, nor ai ded demands are constant factors, nor can any of these factors be anticipated for long periods in advance in the dis turbed conditions in which we at pres ent live. Wtiile the world situation Is not one that warrants any relaxation in the efforts to eliminate waste or to relax economy in food, the Adminls tratlon desires to secure better adjust ment In food balances. So long as the present conditions continue the only special restrictions we ask are the beefless and potkless Tuesday. The meatless meal and the porkless Saturday are no longer asked. The farmers of the United States are responding to the national call to increase hog production. Their in crease, to all appearances, Is being at tained more rapidly. Os more Imme diate importance, however, are several complex factors w-hlch have effected an Immediate increase In meat sup plies. The transportation shortage before the government took over the rail roads, the bad weather in January and early in February, the large percent age of Immature corn in the last har vest and the necessity of feeding this corn as rapidly as possible to save it from decay, have not only resulted in backing up the animals—particularly hogs—on the farms for a longer pe riod of feeding, but have resulted In a great increase in their average weight and will result, with improved trans portatlon conditions, which already ap pear, In larger than normal arrivals at market for the next two or three nfonths. The weight of hogs coming to the market for the past two weeks indicates an increase In weight of from an average of 208 pounds last year to the almost unprecedented average of 232 pounds, or a net in crease In their meat value of over 15 per cent. This is a distinct addition to the nation’s meat supply. It there fore now seems certain that we have such enlarged supplies for at least some months to come, that we can not only Increase our exports to the allies to the full extent of their transporta tion facilities, but at tbe same time can properly increuse our domestic consumption. The response of the public to our re quests for reduced consumption of meat during the past few months has been most gratifying, and this service alone has enabled the government dur ing this period to provide such sup plies as transportation to the allies permitted. Ihe Administration also suggests that In those parts of the country where the old fashioned home preser vation of pork is still the custom, this practice should be extended at the present time, as It will relieve the bur den upon transportation to and from the packing houses and is economical ly sound as saving the cost of packing operations and at the same time wfll provide home supplies of pork to lost over the months of decreased supplies. The Food Administration desires to repeat that it does not want to give ihe impression -that these are times when simplicity and moderation of liv ing are not critically necessary, but that its sole desire Is to secure an ad jaslmem between our different food supplies a r.d meet changing conditions from time to time and to keep the pub He fully and frankly advised of its position with the full confidence and reliance that whenever It becomes nec essary renewed appeals for saving will met the same loyal response as in the past. THE PARKER POST. Stop Extravagance! % and buy —— War Savings Stamps RIGHT NOW THE WAR INDUSTRIES OF THE NATION ARE IN IM MEDIATE need of every Worker and every bit of material THAT CAN POSSIBLY BE SECURED. -TO BUY AN 'ARTICLE* NOW THAT IS NOT ABSOLUTELY NEEDED FOR SANE AND SIMPLE LIV ING, IS TO TAKE AWAY FROM THE GOVERNMENT THE TIME/ THE LABOR, AND THE MATERIAL THAAT WENT INTO ITS MANUFAC TURE—AS PRESIDENT WILSON HAS SAID, THE EXTRAVAGANCE OF NEEDLESS BUYING IS “AMERICA'S UNPARDONABLE FAULT.** DE CIDE TODAY THAT YOU WILL SHAKE OFF THE SIN OF EXTRAVA GANCE—THAT YOU WILL HELP YOURSELF AND YOUR COUNTRY BY PUTTING A SHARE OF YOUR SAVINGS IN WAR SAVINGS AND THRIFT STAMPS. HEAR THE CALL! We Will Win This War \ \ • , You can help. Buy Thrift had War Savings Stamps. Everyone, no matter who they are, oan buy these stamps. You can materially as sist with your money—lend your dollars to your government. This is not a contribution—but the safest investment i nthe world. A country, worth fighting for is worth saving for—HUY THRIFT STAMPS. THRIFT STAMPS In denominations of 25e, issued to help you save money in small amounts. With the first Thrift Stamp you get a Thrift Card with spaee for 16 Thrift Stamps. When filled the card will have $4.00 in stamps on it, and by add ing 12c you can change it for a War Savings Certificate. WAR. AVINGS STAMPS On January 1, 1923, the United States will pay $5.00 for eaoh stamp, this being the $4.12 plus 4 per cent compound interest. With the first War Savings Stamp you get a War Savings Certificate with sapec for 20 stamps. If you fill the entire certificate it will be re deemed for SIOO.OO on January 1923. Lid a Stamp Means Lick the Kaiser FOR SALE AT THE PARKER POST OFFICE AND AT THE PARKER VALLEY BANK.