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America Called on by , End
War to Supply Added
ECONOMY STILL NEEDED.
Over Three Times Pre-War Shipment
. Required Situation In Wheat and
Fats Proves Government's
Policy Sound. ,
With the guns In Europe silenced,
we have now to consider a new world
food situation. But there can be no
hope that the volume. of our exports
can be lightened to the slightest de
gre'erwlth the cessation of hostilities.
Millions of people liberated from the
Prussian yoke- are now .depending
upon us for the food which will keep
them from 'starvation.
With food the United States made
It possible for the forces of democ
racy to hold out to victory. To insure
democracy In the world, we 'must con
tlnue to live simply In order that we
may supply these liberated nations of
Europe with food. Hunger among a
people inevitably - breeds anarchy,
American food mustComplete the work
of making the world safe for democ
racy.. : . ;
, JLast year we sent 11,820,000 tons of
iooq! to Jurope. je or me present year,
with! only the European Allies feed,
we-had originally pledged ourselves to
a program that would have increased
our exports to 17,500,000 tons. Now,
to f feed the liberated nations, we will
have to export a total of not less than
20,000,000 toas--practlcally the limit
of loading capacity at out ports. - Re
viewing the world food situation, we
find that some foods will be obtainable
In quantities sufficient to meet : all
world needs under a regime of eco
nomical consumption. On the other
hand, there will be marked world
shortages in some important commodl-
ties.. : -" v , .'
( Return to Normal Bread Loaf.
With the enlarged wheat crops
which American farmers have grown,"
and the supplies of Australia, the Ar
gentine and other markets nw acces
sible to shipping, there are bread
grains enough to enable the nations to
return, to their normal wheat loaf,
provided we continue to mill flour at
a high percentage of extraction and
maintain economy in eating and the
avoidance cf waste.
In fats there will be a heavy short
ageabout 3,000,000,000 pounds in
pork products," dairy products and
vegetable" "oils. While there will be a
shortage of about three million tons
Jin rich protein feeds for dairy ani
mals, there will be sufficient supplies
of other f eedstuffs to allow economical
In i the matter of beef, the world's
supplies are limited to the capacity of
the available refrigerating ships. ' The
supplies of beef in Australia, the Ar
gentine and the United States are suf
ficient to load these ships. There will
be a shortage In the importing coun
tries, . but we cannot hope to expand
exports materially for the next months
in view of the bottle neck in trans
i We will have a sufficient supply of
sugar to allow normal consumption in
this country if the other nations re
tain their presfnt short rations or In
crease them only slightly. . For the
countries of Europe, however, to iri
crease their present rations to a ma
terial extent will necessitate our shar
ing a part of our own supplies with
Twenty Million Tons of Food.
'!1 Of the world total, North America
furnish more than 60 per cent.
he United. States, including the West
dies, will be -called upon to furnish
20,000,000 tons of food of all kinds as
compared with our pre-war exports of
about 6,000,000 tons. I
While we will be able to change our
program in many respects, even a -casual
survey of the world supplies
In comparison to world demands shows
conclusively that Europe will know
famine unless the American people
bring their home consumption down
to the barest tninimum that will main
tain health and strength.
There are conditions of famine in
Europe that will be beyond our power
to remedy. There are 40,000,000 peo
ple In North Russia whom there Is
' small chance of reaching with food
this winter. Their transportation is
.demoralized In complete anarchy, and
shortly many of their ports will be
frozen, even if internal transport
could be realized. ; '
To Preserve Civilization.
, At this moment Germany, has cot
alone v sucked the food and animals
from ' all ; those masses of people she
has dominated and left starving, but
she has left behind her a total wreck-
- age of social institutions, and this
mass of people is now confronted with
. absolute . anarchy, v 1 r .
If we value our -own safety and the
social organization of' the world, if we
s value the preservation of civilization
Itself, we cannot permit growth of this
.cancer in the world's vitals.
, . Famine is the . mother of anarchy.
v From the inability of governments to
secure food ' for their people grows
revolution and chaos. From an ability
. to' supply their people grows stability
' Z government and the defeat of a
afchy. .. Did .we -put , it on do higher
' plane than our Interests in he pro-
tectiota 5f our institutions, we must
- bestir ourselves to soluttrw a tWf
problem. .;. - :r'i:".-:. :
OUT OF MANY. RACES
RED GROSS MAKES ONE
NE of the greatest services which
the Red Cross is performing in
tliis war Is the unification Of the
many-races of which America. Is com-
crV fhA TTnmf Service.
which, through Its 10,000 committees,
is looking after the welfare of the sow I
diers families in every corner of the
country. America has always been
called the Melting Pot, and truly, but
the process has been slow. The war
has accelerated it The Indians of the
west, the negroes of the south, the Ital
ians and Eastern Europeans of our In
dustrial centers, the Mexicans of the
Southwest, Armenians and Swedes and
Norwegians and, Japanese and Iceland
ers all are now enlisted under one
flag, and were whole heartedly in the
war because it was America's war and
they are Americans.
That they feel this Is patent to those
who have seen and talked with these
men! Witness the Italian, who in the
assembly hall 'of one of Our mobiliza
tion camps was waiting with a group
of his. fellows to take the oath of al
legiance. He stepped forward sudden
ly with tears in his eyes and with a
vivid gesture pressed a corner of the
American flag that hung over the desk
In front of him to his lips. A group of
native born soldiers who had been
looking on with amused Indifference
broke into applause and cheers. From
then on these Italia hs xwere their
brother Americans. J .; ;
Such work as this is valuable not
only for the morale of ! the men ; It Is
binding the nation into one organic
whole as' It has never been bound be
fore. To give concrete expression to
this unity the Red Cross plans through
its Christmas Roll Call, to be held the
week beginning December 16, to In
crease Its membership from 22,000,
000 to the limit of available member
ship. It wishes to give in this way no
tice to the world that every American,
irrespective of creed or birth, stands
squarely and uncompromisingly for the
principles for which we have been
fighting that America is one and In
divisible pledged solidly for honor and
mercy and good faith.
SICK FOLKS HUSTLE
FOR THE RED CROSS
Through the National Tuberculosis
Association and the Journal of the Out
door Life, its official magazine, a cam
paign is being organized to get tuber
culosis patients of the country to en
list every fellow "cure chaser" as a
member of the Red Cross during the
coming Red Cross Christmas Roll Call.
Special campaigns have been organ
ized in all of the large sanatoria, of
which there are nearly 600 scattered
throughout the United States. Efforts
will be made to enroll one hundred
per cent in each institution and also
to go after all patients and enroll
them as well. iEvery patient in the
sanatorium will be responsible to get
one more patient. The movement will
be a contribution of the tuberculosis
patients of the country to the Red
.Cross. --.V--;l i " : .
Since the National Tuberculosis As
sociation and Its affiliated agencies are
being supported by the Red Cross
through direct appropriation during
the year 1919, this effort of 'the tuber
culosis'patients is considered to be an
unusually appropriate One.
RED CROSS CARRIES TONS
OF FOOD TO BELGIANS
American Red Cross trucks are constantly,-"In
action along the Belgian
front. This report ', of the work of
these trucks was recently received by
the Commission for Belgium:
"In the last two weeks we handled
240 tons of foodstuffs and a large
quantity of salvaged material,
p "We have been saving the effects of
people in the shelled towns, Furnes
Abeele, Coxyde, La Panne, Alvering
hem, Oost-Dunrick, hthe Trappist Farm,
St Jeanle-Blezen j and Renlnghelst
On nearly all . occasions i when work
was in progress in
the last named it
has been shelled, but fortunately with
out injuries to trucks or drivers."
For Better Drinking Water.
Because of the necessity for better
drinking, water in Italy the American
Red Cross Is manufacturing a large
number of water sterilizers and " disin
fecting plants which are to be turned
over -ta the Italian military authorities
at Rome and used according to their
discretion. , '
THE HOME SERVICE IN ACTION
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RED CROSS AIDS
FARMING IN ITALY
' Through efforts ' of the American
Red Cross scientific farming-Is now
being, taught the younger gnerat!otf
of Italy, thus eliminating considerable
waste and replacing old-fashioned lm-t
plementswith modern American-made
; Schools of agriculture have been es
tablished, and the Department of Civil
Affairs bf the American Red Cross;
co-operating with a similar Italian or-;
ganlzatlon, known as the "Comltato
per gll Orfanl de Constadini.Mortl In
Guerra," has opened a school bf farm-',
lng, conducted by Salesian Fathers, In ;
fields Just outside the Porta Furba,
one of the historic gateways of Rome. :
The boys of the school, all orphans
of peasant soldiers, are given training'
in scientific and practical farming, the.
object" being to strengthen their at-!
tachment to the soil, also to convert!
them into good and Intelligent farm,
ers. Lectures and classroom Instruc-.
tion are accompanied by field work?
with modern tools finder the direct su
pervision of the younger Fathers of;,
the institution, who work side by 'side
with the boys in the . fields, teaching
BISHOP JOHN J. O'CONNOR -TELLS
OF RED CROSS APPEAL
Bishop John J. O'Connor of Newark,
thus expresses his approval of the Red''
Cross Christmas roll call :
A citizen of the United States can'.
offer no valid excuse for failure to env
roll himself in the American. Red Cross ;
Society. An organization whose one!
great . principle is humanity has the1
right to call all men to its standard.1
The Red Cross appeals to the common)
human in us. It alms at giving' fine!
words, like sympathy and pity and
mercy, some practical value. The world;
has waited a long time for an organi
zation which could give to vague feel-,
lngs of sympathy wide, practical ap--plication.
The American Red Cross
fulfills jevery requirement of a broadly
humanitarian association. It accepts
only universally admitted principles.
It. limits its operations to no partial-'
iar ciass. it siaes witn no party, it
asks of Its members but two things
that they have pity on suffering wher-.
ever found and that they have the. will,
to relieve misfortune.
"The appeal of the Red Cross for an',
increased membership should be In
stantly heeded. The man who falls to
heed this call places himself . outside;
the pale. He does not feel with his
native land. , He Is not one with his
kind. Here Is our opportunity to! Join
in a work which gives to religion; and
its teaching present value. Place 'your
names on the rolls of the American
Red Cross." ;
WHY AMERICA NEEDS
CHRISTMAS ROLL CALL
George E. Scott, general manager
of the American Red Cross, thus ex
plains the necessity for the Christmas
Roll Call: "
"The response that the people of the
Jnited States make when the Christ
mas Roll Call summons them to a uni
versal membership in the American
Red Cross will, if that response is na
tion wide, accomplish these things:
"It will give exalted purpose and
high resolve to the Soldiers and Sail
ors of America.
"It will give encouragement and re
newed devotion to those who are work
ing here at home. '
"It will give Inspiration and courage
to those of our people who are labor
When the Soldiers Are Getting Well.
The convalescent soldiers are being
cared for in Italy by the American Red
Cross. There are sixteen hospitals al ready
in operation . and twenty-nine
others in process of construction. At
these hospitals, in addition to the care
of their wounds and their ' general
health, the soldiers are being taught
useful trades. There are typewriters,
sewing machines and tools for cabinet
making at each hospital, and the sol
diers find that, In addition to supply
ing them with a useful1 trade when
they are well, the use of these "toys"
gives them hours of " pleasure dvring
the tedious period of getting well.
MAKE IT UNANIMOUS.
AT THE U N I ON ST AT I O nTW AS H IN 4-
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Norfolk, Va. Baltimore, Md. Toledo, O. Tarboro, N. C, Charlotte, N. C
. Columbia, S. C. Spartanburg, S. C. Atlanta, Ga. Macon, Ga
NOTICE TO. DELINQUENT TAX
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Ncftice is hereby given to the par-
ma.y$)c concerned as , mortgagees that
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& CU P"A-IUlSeU ill it. U."
inqu?nt tax sale in Columbus, Polk
counfy, JN. C, on the bth day of May
918jlarid listed and described as fpl-
WOTSl-1 1 Int. Iprs l fnnt nn thn h.?t
in thiltown of Saluda, N. C., listed in
the ;"-.rame of M. A. Damon, taxed for
the Vjear 1917: 1 town lot 'in Tryonl
Tryoi ! township, less 1 foot on back
of smd lot, listed in the name, of Mrs;
M. rftj Gilbert, taxed for the year
1917v l lot less 11 feet in the town of
Columbus Columbus township, N. G.,
istec-:in the name of Maeerie Geddise
taxef! for the year 1917; 1 acres pf
pcre trace m lryon lownsnip
listed in the name of Robert
BooHfcr Est., taxed for the jear 1917.
Niiice rs lurther given that apph-
catiqft will be ttiade to the sheritF of
PollQcounty by the undersigned for
deedj for said property after the 6th
day &f May, 1918.
" XiT T TAT.T.AMT TnrVnwT !
TMs, Januaiy 3rd, 1919. ' l
Norffi: Carolina, Polk County.
T(M A. L. PitmanEntry Taker for
Tlfe' unders'gned, - Jr'T. Henderson,
of Plk county, North Carolina, enters
and nays claim to the foil, .owing de-
scriliEd piece or parcel of land m Co
lumjfu's township, Polk county, North
Carcna, the same being vacant: and
unappropriated land and subject j to
entrJ viz: Adjoining th? lands ; of
TonfClarJc T. P. Rice and G. P. Ham
rickand containing 50 acres more or
less.Vi " ' :".;;;" ! it
, Jiirtered this auth. day of December
1 Q-l &!
J. T. HENDERSON,
Pitman, Entry Taker Claimant
NOTICE OF SALE.
taind in a certain mortgage deed ex
ecuted by George A. Gash to Milner
Wafers on the 1st day of November,
lyi&t and of record m the omce of the
Register of Deeds for Polk County in
Boo ;No. 11 at page 53, default hav
ing feen made. in the payment. of the
debiand interest therein S2t forth,
the ttndersicrned will sell at nnhliV
auction to the highest bidder, for cash
at te court nouse door of Folk coun
ty, i'tt Mondav the 3rd dav of FpW:
ivi,g ucowiwcu tiaci ur. parcel oi
land! Conveved and desprihH in ciA
mortgage, to wit: Lying and being
ox jnoitji iaroima anri riPRp'rihpri ns
Li- n i. ...
follcks. to wit: - t I
r Bjgmning at a stone at the south
west corner of a tract of land former
ly cFned bv W. A. Hino. and mnss
thee with the line of said tract! of
lanonoixn six degrees west, one him
dref and five feet to a stake; thence
orw,i aeg. east loz left to a stake;
thence south 33 deg. east 103 feet to
197 jTeet to the place of , beginning
vuuuwiung ioujo square ieei, more or
ssi- L v
; TOs 2nd "day "of January, 19197"
' JVIILNER WATERS. MhrnoA
Jj J. Cantrell owner of, debt , and
Wal!jer. Jones, Attorney . -
THOGDODS . - .FOR - '
1 IN 33 YEARS
The quality has never failed:
The ownership anci manage-:
ment have never . changed:
The! sales have grown from
250 tons to 400,00 tons;
a proof of satisfaction. q
Columbus, Ga. Montgomery, Ala.
Trade at home
your town to grow and
John O rr k Go,
Phpne No. -4- -
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Citizens Lumber Co. wants for portable saw; mili -
near Dawkms, IS. C,, a sawyer, two log cutters, two
saw mill hands. Good camp and' long job. Apply,
W. T. X3ULBREATH, Dawkins, SC. -
You Get AZSj
Year Each 'FP
THIS KXC2Prs:NAL Od'EIL IS.
Sabscclptloian may be new or riewal.
teadeO. or onq ycjr txoux -
ISend your subscriplicu to tjye
and thus help
I .-. Kv..-..i M ,
FOUR of The3e
SJOD POB. A SHOUT TIMES QNIT
All rneTXl'hnbcrip tion ytIII b ex
n - eacat 4u1o ojf expiration.
PolUCounty Nay8, Tryon
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