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Food Requirements of Allies 50 More This Year Than Last
Failure to Win in 1919 Will Cost One Million Extra Lives
and the Issue is Gleraly Drawn, "Sacrifice at Home or on
the Battlefield" The Humanitarian Impulse Mr. Pago
The gigantic task before the FVxxl
Administration and the American peo
ple in the matter of saying foodstuffs
was explained by State Food Adminis
trator Henry A. Page today upon his
return from Washington where he,
with Executive Secretary John Paul
Lucas, attended a conference of all
Food Administrators with Mr. Hoover
and his staff. The purpose of this
conference was to discuss in Retail and
determine upon details of policy dur
ing the present fiscal year.
What the Food Administration and
the American people are up against
may readily be seen from the state
ment that the Food Administration
has promised to send to the Allies
during the present fiscal year 15 mil
lion tons of foodstuffs as against the
10 million tons saverd and shipped to
them by the most strenuous effort
during the last fiscal year; and in ad
dition to this increase of 50 per cent
In exports, to lay up a reserve of
wheat and other foodstuffs as insur
ance against a short crop next year
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which, witnout sucn insurance, nugm.
well prove disastrous for the Allied
Must Strip to the Bone.
"This whole nation must strip to the
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fair chance to win this war next
year," declared Mr. Page. "The view
is frankly expressed in Government
circles at Washington that our failure
to win the war in 191 will cost the
lives of a million addition American
"The whole thing resolves itself
Into the question, 'Are the American
people at home going to make sacti
ficea to make probable the winning of
the war next year, or shall our armies
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'avt lllve a mil null l cu uiuuuu iiw
can boys because they do not get the
backing at home which they must
have from this very minute if they
are to win.
"The food products are pretty well
balanced. We are not going to have
any spectacular drives on meat sav
ing, wheat saving or fat saving, but
we must have a terrific drive on the
earing on all foodstuffs. We must
actually get down to bed rock and
live by this motto:
"Eat .Less, ' p,
, -Waste Nothing,"
While the producers must add to
that motto the further injunction:
Must Taste of Real Sacrifice.
'"Our people have not realized yet
what real war strain is. Before this
war ends they must taste of real sac
rifice. They must have a war con
sciousness that will make them direct
the course of their, affairs in such
direction as will aid in the winning of
the war. Every individual must con
sider the effect of every action upon
the course of the war. In no other
way can we win without useless sac
rifice or lives and the continuation of
the appalling suffering in our Allied
oountrles and in the countries of
"One very great incentive to the
quickest possible winning of the war
Is the condition of 180 million neut
rals, extending from Roumanla on the
eouth and including Poland, Norway,
Sweden and Holland. In some of
those countries there is the" most
acute suffering. Hundreds of thou
sands of those people can see abso
lutely nothing ahead except slow
starvation. It is our humane duty, In
addition to our duty to our own sold
iers and Allies, to win this war just
as quickly as possible so that we may
;relieve these people. We can do noth-
ing ior tnem as long as tne war lasts
and all of our exports are required for
Non-Easentlals Must Go.
"Not only in foodstuffs must the
American people economize; we must
economize in labor particularly and in
'other, things that are large factors in
the war situation. It Is expected that
we will have between two and three
vsainions additional men in France
arly aext summer, with a million or
Intnm nndar arm a In r mr in this
country. At the same time we must
i very greatly increase the number of
workmen in shipyards, munition plants
and other war industries. All of this
means that there is to be an unprece
dented drain upon the labor of the
country. Non-essential industries
must go. Women must take the place
of men in some industries that are es
sential. In France 95 per cent of agri
cultural work Is being done by women
and children and the other 5 per cent
Hby old men and wounded men. We
'hall not approach any such condition
as this, but patriotic women must
volunteer for such positions as they
'.can Oil and mem just be relieved
wherever possible for the harder man
' wei labor required in agriculture and
the essential industries.
1 "The 'Work or Fight' order of Gen
eral Crowder applied to the new draft
Is going to work vonders but. in this
country we must depend upon the vol
untary, patriotic effort and . co-opera-
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w irj oto. j luuiTiaaai man: woman
Official! nd Allies Have Confidence.
"Mr. Hoover and all members of the
Administration and of the Gov
ffnmaat at Washington and our Allies
are confldenet that the American peo
ple will not fail in this matter. It is
a source of constant -wonder to the
English, French, and Italians that we
have been able to accomplish through
intelligent, voluntary co-operation the
savings in foodstuffs that were abso
lutely necessary to keep those nations
in the war.
"We shall not have the direct ap
peals of 'meatless days' and 'wheatless
meals,' et cetera, from now on, but I
am confident, speaking for North Caro
linians, that our people have acquired
such a war consciousness that they
need only to be told what is necessary
for the winning of the war. The few
food slackers, labor slackers, and
other kinds of slackers among us must
be made to feel the withering scorn
and burning contempt of patriotic and J
decent people, so that they will not .
dare endager the success of the war '
through their disloyalty and failure to j
do something like their duty. j
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desire to share in the sacrifices that
have been made and are being made
by our Allies. Our paople do not need
to suffer to the same extent as our
Allies have, but it shall be their priv
ilege, as well as their duty, to cut out
non-essentials in every thing, espec
ially in those articles that must be
transported, so that they may not add
to the strain upon our resources and
upon our railroads.
Sugar Still Scarce,
"The sugar situation is unchanged.
The October allotment will be the
same as the September allotment, and
it is not likely that there will be any
change in the sugar ration until next
summer. It is hoped by that time we
will build up a sufficient reserve to
take care of the canning situation for
the next season. There are going to be
further restrictions on the use of
sugar for the less essentials.
The Flour Program.
."It is very probable that within a
short period practically all the flour
sold throughout this country will be
ready-mixed, so that the housewife
will not be inconvenienced to the ex
tent of having to mix her 20 per cent
of corn meal or other substitutes with
flour. Until the mixed flours are ob
tainable it is very earnestly desired
that every patriotic American house
wife will not make any bread, cake or
other wheat product without incor
porating with it one pound of corn
meal or other cereal substitute for
each four pounds of flour. Necessar
ily tms mixing will have to to be done
in the home until the mills are prepar-
ed to turn out mixed flour in large
"All in all. instead of letting up be
cause of good crops, we must look
ahead and tighten up in all things so
that this war may be won quickly and
decisively and all the horror in neutral
as well as belligerent Europe may be
Y. I t-L FOR RUSSIA
Raleigh. "The cottonseed industry,
from producer to refiner, has been sta
bilized on a basis much higher than
any one could have hoped for a few
weeks ago," today stated John Paul
Lucas, Executive Secretary of the
Food Administration, upon his return
from Washington where he, with
State Food Administrator Henry A.
Page, attended a conference of all
State Food Administrators with Mr.
The price of cotton seed has been
stabilized at a slightly higher average
figure than the figure received for
them by farmers last year. The price
of oil has been stabilized at the same
figure, thanks to the Food Adminis
tration's influence with the refiners
and compound lard manufacturers
through its control of export sales of
their products. The price of hulls
will be $20 per ton. The price of
meal will be a little higher at the mill
than it was last year unless the War
Industries Board can be Influenced to
increase the price of linters from the
present figure of $4.67 per hundred.
If the price of linters is increased,
the price of meal will be dereased.
The price of cottonseed was fixed
at the figure suggested by the produc
ers of cottonseed as represented by
the Commissioners of Agriculture and
farmers' organizations throughout th
South. This basis was approved and
recommended by the Food Adminis
trators of the cotton-producing States
and accepted by Mr. Hoover and the
Cottonseed Division. The price foi
seed will range from $64 to $73 per
ton, depending upon oil and protein
The whole South is being divided
into zones, according to the oil and
protein content in the respective
zones. North Carolina will be divid
ed into two zones. Zone No. 1 showed
last year an average oil content oi
307 1-3 pounds per ton, and tne price
of seed in this zone will be 470 per
ton. The content of oil in zone No. X
was last year 320 pounds per ton, and
the price of seed in this zone will be
$73 per ton. Zone No. 1 embraces all
of that territory east of the eastern
boundaries of Robeson, Hoke, Harnett,
Wake, Franklin and Warren counties,
and zone No. 2 the counties named
and all counties west of them.
American Y. M. C. A. Workers Teach Returned Russian Soldiers Useful
With the Government at Washington prepared to lend economic and
philanthropic support to Russia, the National War Work Council of the
Y. M. C. A. is actively recruiting to reinforce the Red Triangle workers
already manning huts over there. Agricultural experts, physical direc
tors and regular Y. M. C. A. secretaries as well as other men familiar with
welfare work in communities are bsing sought.
A further consideration of a definite policy toward Russia has servqd
virtually as a "go-ahead" order to the association. The Y. M. C. A., through
all uncertainties of the past few months, has kept 100 of its secretaries in
Russia. These men have been kept busy day and night in an effort to
bild up the morale of the citizens and soldiers of the unfortunate coun
try. The secretaries today are in all parts of Russia.
In the dark days of Russia the American secretaries "stood by" all
over that country to serve the people in every way possible. Thousands of
invalid prisoners were tatfen care of as they returned from Germany. Most
all the men were broken in health. They died, almost without exception,
vdth curses against Germany. But greater even than their hatred was their
wonder, that their countrymen could have made "peace" with such an
"The Y. M. C. A. leaders In R-ssia," said Dr. W. W. Alexander, dire(
tor of the War Personnel Board of the Southeastern Department, National
War Work Council, "have never doubted the essential soundness of the
Russian people. Despite all difficulties and inevitable losses and discour-.
agements, the Y. M. C. A. has remained in Russia, seeking to serve and'
watching for a better day. The day is now evidently coming."
Fifteen new secretaries, with ability to contribute some constructive
element to the Russian life of the future are being searched for throughout
the Southeastern Department. Some agriculturists are wanted, some
business men, but the call comes stronger for men skilled in rural Y. M.
C. A. and Community work. All are to go with the purpose of helping
Russia help herself.
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SWARM Y.M. C. A. HUTS
Annual Report of Southeastern De
partment Reveals 38,866,980 Boys
In Camps Crowded Buildings
American Woman Furthest Front
(By Delayed Cable from Chateau Thierry Front With American Forces
In France.) Mrs. Clara Simmons, Grafron, Mass., woman Y. M. C. A. work
er furthest front, placidly runs canteen while shells drop in adjoining;
field. Makes hot chocolate and distributes cookies to men going into ac
tion. Military poltceman killed by shell near her hut Husband with Y )
M. C. A. forces in Vladivostok, Russia.
SOUTHEASTERN SOLDIER PLEASES
KING AT ROYALTY PANCAKE FEAST
IN LONDON Y. M. C. A. EAGLE HUT
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King George and Queen Mary saw how American corn-cakes were
made and also sampled them. Not only that, but they saw how American
fighters conquer the delicacy. Here you see royalty emerging from their
first encounter with the favorite American breakfast delight. It would al
most seem they were viewing the Marines and Sailors 'as though wondering
If this is the food on which they grow so husky.
King George missed the best part of the recent pancake treat at Lon
don Eagle Hut he didn't turn 'em personally. Everyone else is doing it
now, putting an extra edge on their appetites by manipulating the flipper.
The six Y. M. C. A. cake-baker3 were on the verge of prostration after
serving 6,124 American soldiers and sailors with pancakes In the first fif
teen days' rush on this pet edible, when a hut secretary had a happy
thought. He Induced the pancake fiends not only to bake their own, but
also to demonstrate with the batter and turner for their hungry buddies.
The idea went big, especially as the "Y" retails two man's size cakes 'with
appropriate maple syrup both for sixpence.
A Tennessee boy made a big hit with King George when the latter
strode into the room where the royalty was assembled.
"They tell me the king- Is here," remarked the Tennesseean, "and I
want to shake hands with the head ef this beautiful country."
The king gave the Tennessee boy a hearty handshake and inquired
as to the state in America from which he came.
GEORGIA MAN GASSED AT FRONT
(By Delayed Cable from Chat,, th- . . .
In France fThQ va r, , n J Wlta American Forces
, he Rev Daniel R Kennedy,Jr.. formerly of Savannah Ga.
(By U Porter Moore.)
Atlanta, Ga., August 25. An attend
ance of nearly twenty times the pop
ulation of Atlanta swarmed happily
in Y. M. C. A. huts in the seven
states of the Southeastern camps dur
ing the fiscal year July 1, 1917, to July
1, 1918, according to the annual re
port just issued here.
In other words, soldiers in the South
eastern cantonments to the number
of 38,866,880 men wrote letters in the
" Y" army and navy huts, read litera
ture there and joined in the religious
services and entertainments fheld in
the Red Triangle buildings which dot
military reservations in Georgia, Ala
bama, Tennessee, the Carolinas, Mis
sissippi and Florida.
It is easy to imagine the mountains
of stationery the Y. M. C. A. provided i
in the camps of the Southeast when
It Is stated that soldiers wrote 32,
889,002 letters in the "Y" huts. The
Red Triangle workers also made out
$2,463,744 worth of money orders for
the soldiers, most of the amount be
ing sent home to relatives.
Educational Work Featured
The -Y" also provided 4,005 educa
tional lectures with a soldier attend
ance of 1,291,243. The educational
classes of various kinds aggregated
64,813 and the attendance was 978,
045. Books circulated by the Y.' M.
C. A. numbered 764,710 and educational
clubs formed among the men were
64$. PhysicaP activities when figured
in statistics amounted to an amazing
amount. It is estimated 3,683,350 par
ticipated in the various physical ac
tivities suoh as baseball, track and field
meets, baseball, etc.
The, spectators, the majority of them
soldiers, at these physical activities, 4
are estimated for tp.e year at 5,646,
318. . '
The resume of religious activities
hows that 3,464,451! persons attended
16,468 religious meetings under "YV
auspices in the Southeast, that 21,288
Bible classes were formed among the
soldiery with attendances ranging at
395,348, that 223,232 Scriptures were
distributed, that "Y" workers had 157,
533 personal Christian interviews with
soldiers, that the boys made 43,093
Christian decisions and that 72,693
signed the religious war roll.
The attendance at the social events
of the Y. M. C. A. was phenomenal
during the year 3,713,609 attending
8,190 entertainments.. The attendance
at the "Y" movie shows was estimated
at 4,678,530 for 8,222 performances.
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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER ml
sail to the hiehest lJSr.301
situated in the town f IT
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Cksh 'nS Plat Tems of
p This the 30th dav of Aumi
State of Xorth Carolina
County of Polk
.In the Supeiior Court, Befe
S. M. Turner and J. H. Turner,
tiffs, vs. Emilv Turnv pL
Turner, and Walter Turned
The defendant. WaltPr
above named, will take
action entitled as abnvp hi
commenced in the Superior Crl
foiK county, .North Carolina, for
purpose of dividing tho lt
James Turner, deceased, amot?
tenants in common, and heirs at.
of James Turner, deceased; art
said defendant Walter Turner
further take noticp that hp is w
ed to appear before J. P. kk
Cierk oi the Superior Court of 1
Countv Xorth Carolina., at Wsc
in Columbus, on Monday, October 1
iih, 1918, and answer or demur tt:
petition in said action, or pic
will apply to the court lor the;
demanded in said complaint.
This the 2nd dav of Sept, 1911
J. P. ARLEDGE,
Clerk of Superior Court for Poll
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An Ambition and a Record
THE needs of the South are identical with the needs
of the Southern Railway i the growth end success of on: meao
the upbuilding of the other. '
The Southern Railway asks no favor! no special ?rivilere not
accorded to others.
The ambition of the Southern Railway Company is to tee tbat
unity ofinterest that is born of co-operation betweeu the public and
the railroads; to perfected that fair and frank policy in the manaee
ment of railroads which invites the confidence of governmental
agencies; to realize that liberality of treatment which will enabl: It
to obtain the additional capital ftceded for ue acquisition of better nd
enlirged facilities incident to the demand for increased and better
ser ice; and. finally
To take its niche In the body politic of the South alongside of
other great industries, with no more, hut with equal liberties, equal
tights and equal opportunities. -
" The Southern Serves the South."
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