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POLK COUNTY NEW8. T&YON, N. 0.
A BOX FROM HOME
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RESPOND TO CALL
Will "Keep the Food Coming" as
Wake Up, Polk County!
DID YOU KNOW m
General Pershing Has
BIG INCREASE THIS YEAR
Central West and Pacific Coast Espe
cially Are Doing Well National
Commission Offers Prizes foe
Best Home-Grown Canned
I We're behind in our quota. When von k
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Washington. -The war gardeners of
the United States answered Pershing's
call to "Keep the Food Coming."
There are1, according to figures being
tabulated by the national war garden
commission, 4,900,000 war gardens in
the United States. These figures are
Incomplete and the estimates were
made On reports received up to June
15. This number indicates an increase
of 40 per cent over last year when
there were 3,500,000 garden munition
plants at work. Figuring in the in
creased cost this year over last, fur
ther estimates will be made by the
commission both on the number of gar
dens and the estimated crop value.
"Taking these early figures into
consideration," said Charles Lathrop
Pack, president of the commission, In
making public the preliminary survey,
"together with the increased canning
demonstration work being done by the
United States department of agricul
ture In cities and towns, we feel" safe
In saying the forecast of 1,500,000,000
quarts in tin and glass of canned stuff,
made by the department, will be
Big Prizes Are Offered.
I The report points to the early plant
ing season this year, which was made
possible by weather generally favor
able throughout the country. To en
courage saving the garden crop the
national war garden commission, which
planted a 400-acre demonstration war
garden at Camp Dix, N. J., is offering
$10,000 in prizes for the best canned
vegetables grown in war gardens, with
the slogan "Back up . the cannon by
use of the canner."
In nearly every section of the coun
try there has been an appreciable and
encouraging increase in the number of
war gardens this year, the commission
announced. This has ranged anywhere
from 10 to 60 per cent. In the Eastern
portions there was' a failure to note
a gain on the early returns.
"The greatest percentage of in
crease," the commission's statement
adds, "was made in the Central West
ern states and Pacific coast, taking
any one section of the country as a
whole. There an awakening has taken
'place' which revealed Itself in an en
thusiastic, widespread drive to help
home food production. Of the total
number of war gardens in the United
States, the preliminary reports show
that more than 2,000,010 of them
2,276,000, to ba exact were in the
Central Western territory. There was
a gain of fully 50 per cent over the
war garden activity of last year.
Eastern States Lagging.
1 "The Eastern states, Including New
England, New York, Pennsylvania,
New Jersey and Delaware, on the
whole showed little increase over last
year. In certain parts of all this ter
ritory there has been a better show
ing, and particularly has there been
a greater activity among manufactur
ing "concerns in providing land for
their employees ; but these gains have
beer counteracted to a certain extent
by1 less activity in other places; so that
the amount of food home-grown along
the upper Atlantic coast this year will
be slightly if any greater than last
year. Better cultivation in hundreds
of cases may make up for what is lack
ing In numbers. In New York the park
department alone reports 2,000 war
gardens 26 by 40. The total number
of war gardens in this territory, as
shown by the reports, is 848,000, of
which 737,000 are in New York, Penn-
eylvanla, New Jersey and Delaware.
"The South' has made an excellent
record, certain states in particular
having made notable gains. Including
Texas and Oklahoma, there are a total
of 1,246,000 war gardens in the South
ern states this year, one-fourth of the
number in the entire United States.
California, Washington and Oregon
show a total of 463,000 war gardens.
That the war gardeners intend to save
a great part of the garden crop is
ehown in the 200 entries received up
to July 1 for the canning contests that
garaen clubs are organizing all over
Drawn by Gaar Williams, Division of Pictorial Publicity.
Food savings of millions of Americans during our first year of war enabled this govern
ment to send enormous food shipments abroad for our fighting forces and the Allied nations.
Our savings in cereals out of a short crop amounted to 154,900,000 bushels; all of which was
shipped to Europe. We increased our meat and fat shipments 844,600,000 pounds. This was
America s "box from home" to our army abroad and the civilians and military forces of the
and Fresh Green Groceries ous specialf ies. 111
John Orr St Co.
Phone No. 14
Tryon, N. C.
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 Purposes.
REJECTED BY NAVY; DRAFTED
Man Is Accepted for Service in Army
I After Qualifying as
! Corvallls, Ore. Ernest Chase, rural
mail carrier, enlisted in the navy.
After his final physical examination
he was discharged as being physically
"uuu ne ne got a Job as rural car
rier and invested $40 in a rig, horse
and outfit ; After working 20 days he
was cal ed in the military draft, passed
!y the local examining board, and or
dered to camp.
Ln ,doefn,t know now whether to
5lIs rig and Slve up his job, or
whether in oi J ' ur
A-Kr , my OIt an(J trust
ilS3eCtei hy the my as he
was by the navy.
America's new sugar ration of two
pounds a month per person Is equita
ble when compared with the sugar ra
tion enforced by rigid governmental
order In England, France and Italy, na
tions with which we are sharing sugar.
Each Allied nation in the matter of
sugar consumption is sharing on near
est possible equal terms the hardships
Imposed by greatly altered conditions
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
The United States Food Administra
tion has asked this nation to observe
a voluntary sugar ration of two
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
half and in Italy it is one pound a
month. 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 use
one-seventh of an ounce of sugar in
the preparation of each luncheon. In
France many persons carry little sac-
cnarlne 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 had decreased to 180,000 acres.
Today the French man or woman with a
sugar card has no assurance whatever
that he or she will be able to actually
buy sugar. To buy it, one must first
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 oyer by the state.
Saccharine 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
have virtually gone out of the export
business, but have plenty of cheap
sugar for home use.
Wholesale prices prevalent In the
Allied nations, according to informa
tion received by the United States
Food Administration are as follows:
England, 10 cents a pound; France
12 .cents; Italy, 26 cents.
While these high prices are being
paid abroad the American wholesale
price Is being held at 7& ceuta.
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Attention Mr. Farmer!
FORD CARS AND WEBER WAGON
Everything made of wood and iron is Rettin
higher in price all the time. We were fortrnat, '
enough to place an order about nine months ojr0 f
a car load of the celebrated Weber Wagon, all size,
made by the International Harvester Co at old
prices, and can today sell you cheaper than' we J
now buy, even if we could get them at all
We can save you money while they last, and will
seil on easy terms.
We are also getting a few Ford Cars Everv
farmer that has lots of hauling should have one of
the new Ford Trucks.
Call and talk it over with us.
THE I-RYON MOTOR CO
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United States Food Administration Jt
AMERICANS ASKED TO
LIMIT USE OF SUGAR
WHY PAY TRIBUTE?
To StocK Insurance Com.
Wlien vou can nrnt-pf n,.oj- -p l.. n..
4.1. ii tii . x juuiocu i-iuiii loss nv nrs
1? Iuab,etae Mulal of North Carolina, at 2,
Cent. leSS thpn cfnlr w,: -n f
. T. wxiipainus win write you tor.
A. Gash, Ag
Tryon, N. C.
Must Use No More Than Two Pounds
Per Person a Month if the Present
Meagre Allied Sugar Ration
Stocks Wai Be Short Unto Beginning of New
Year Ration May Be Enlarged Then.
j An Ambition and a Record i
Two pounds of sugar a month half
a pound a week that Is the sugar ra
tloD the U. S.kFood Administration
has asked every American to observe
until January 1, 1919, in order to make
sure there shall be enough for our
Army and Navy, for the Allied armies
and for the civilians of those nations.
By New Year's the world sugar sit
uation will be relieved somewhat by
the new crop. Cuban sugar of this
y.ear's crop will be arriving In this
Every available sugar source will be
drawn on by the Food Administration
during the next winter months to main
tain sufficient stocks here to keep up
our 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
of this sugar and more may be needed
to keep this nation supplied on a re
duced ration and to safeguard the Al
lied sugar ration from still further
xu Europe cne present ra-
i mreaay reduced to a minimum.
StUtl fs,tuattlon, which the United
States faces in Its efforts to maintain
a fair distribution of sugar to the Al-
wcu worm IS as follows I
Suaar etinnlIo U 1 . ..
try m homes, stores, factories and
mTu ' C " 8 ,0W ebb- w must
make nereased sugar shipments to the
Production of American beet and
poTnti'nT Cane Cr0P8 haVe be- -i-P"
R,co crP have been cur.
Immense sugar stocks In Java can.
not be reached on
Pinfl .hcrtag,; thip. ZZltZ
troop movements and Tor
, ; Aiii;r w," th 'm
"? ave had
uuvuuem reduced by one-hnif.
some win rni,, J "e-nan;
..... . c uo sugar
Households Shnnlrl .
fort to preserve the fruit cron wfh
sujrnr TOifu XrUK croP Without
XHE needs of the South are identical with the needs
iP.."?." 0,.lh "omkern Railway Company is to see that
i t.L;, "T. r lual" Dorn o co-operation between tbe public anJ
menVTr . T. ?7?M fair and frank policy in the manage-
Wended tTr.L e ""ce of eovermnental
tonhhm .r j .- . irauiy ot treatment which wiU enabl: it
Sur? .-"tJOnal opittl needed for ,ue acquisition of better and
2E? t0 demand ,or iacrcascd bet,er
othrei' "j ln- ?e Wr P-jl5tic of soth alonrside of
nenti and equal opportunities.
" The Southern Serves the South."
py and Fam. Property Bought and Sold. Fu.niAfd and i;
"".V ,,0H? 'or rent. Property taken care ot ana ic.
eolleeted. Do not waste your time and tire yourself out lorbng
or a place. Our auto is at your service free. -JArVflC
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