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THE 8EMI-WERKLY TRIBUNE, NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
SUGAR FOR CANNING
Housewives Will Bo Ablo to Secure
Sufficlont Supply, Says Food Ad
ministrator Cards to Do Used.
Stato Food Administrator Wnttles
Iins announced that although sales of
sugar will bo limited to consumers, to
the amounts already In effect, house
wives may havo as much as they
need for canning fruits und vegeta
bles. They will bo asked to sign su
gar cards, which will bo presented by
their grocer, which will stato the su
gar Is to bo useti for canning, pur-;
poses and that excess, If any, will be
returned. Consumers will bo limited
"for household use, other than can
ning, to flvo pounds In cities or 10'
pounds In rural communities. j
The board of regents of- the Uni
versity of Nebraska has asked for
public hearing on chnrges of disloy
alty made by the Nebraska Council
of Defense against members of the
faculty of the university, and stated
that any person connected with the
Institution found guilty of disloyalty
"will be summnrllytdlsmlsscd from the
service of the university.
The State Council of Defense has
sent out reminders to the County De
fense Councils thnt they are being de
pended upon to do much to carry out
the provisions of the state's new se
dition law, through the operation of
which ofllclals expect, to stamp out
disloyalty to the government.
Over 21,400 of the 32,080 signatures
obtained to the anti-suffrage amend
ment referendum circulated last July
aro Irregular, fraudulent or forgeries,,
Recording to tho amended petition
filed In the district cpurt nt Lincoln
ty attorneys for tho Woman Suffrago
A Jury In district court nt Tekamah
returned n verdict finding former
Cashier John E. Elliott of the now
defunct Farmers' bank of Decatur,
guilty of receiving n deposit knowing
tho bank to be insolvent. The case
has had several sensational features.
Emll Schultz, editor of tho Nebras
ka Post, a German weekly publication
In Beatrice, has been given until Juno
1 by tho county council of defense to
change his paper to an English pub
lication. Friends of Major BIrkncr nt , Lin
coln havo furnished a $5,000 bond
for the release of the oflicer from
prison at Santa Fe, N. M., where ho
has been held awaiting trial, charged
with violating tho espionage act.
Nebraska men at Camp Cody are
in fine military trim and anxious to
go across the water, nccordlng to a
statement mndo by Governor Nevilio
on his return to Lincoln from a ten
days' visit to the camp.
John Gordes of Beatrice was arrest
ed a few days ago, charged with vio
lating tho state sedition law. He Is
the first man to bo brought Into Gage
county court under the act.
It is predicted that Nebraska live
Btock will remain at about its present
price, as a result of the maximum
meat prices mado public by the gov
ernment a few days ago.
Valley county retail merchants who
denl in foodstuffs have agreed to elim
inate tho sale of wheat Hour entirely,
if so requested by the food adminis
tration. Franklin's now fifty thousand dol
lar hotel Is nenrlng completion. It Is
to bo ono of tho finest" hotels in tho
Keith county homo guards havo
their full quota. Uniforms havo boon
ordered for, tho men and tho organi
zation Is expected to bo very active.
Three loads of Bed Cross hogs, two
from Schuyler and tho other from
Cedar Baplds, sold at tho South
Omaha market for $8,035.11.
Alliance Is making preparations for
the nnnunl convention of the Nebras
ka Association of Commercial clubs,
which will lie hold there May 21-22.
A war scrvlco league has, been or
ganized in Otoe county, which will
unify work on wnr activities under
Lincoln county homo guards were
organized at North Platte with 390
Carpenters of Bootrice hove orenn
izezd a union and sot n scale of 50c
per hour for all work.
ETnrVard schools report a 100 per
cent Bed Cross membership.
Tho stnte fuel administration has
Issued another nppeal to people of
Nebraska to buy and store coal with
out delay. Early coal buying Is urged
ns o war measure -and to prevent a
repetition of last year's coal shortage
In this stnte.
Soven railroad men wero Instontly
killed In a rear-end collision on tho
Burlington near Bayard when a
freight train running at high speed,
crashed Into tho rear of n work train.
All those killed wero members of tho
work train, flvo being Mexicans.
I'rof. Howard of tho State Univer
sity, mndo tho assertion recently,
nftor careful Investigation, that but
0 per cent of tho 1017 potato crop re
mains with the producers In western
I'rof. Pugsley, director of tho ex
tension service of tho University of
Nebraska, has boon appointed director
of tho United States school garden
army for Nobmsku.
John M, Gin IT of Grand Island was
aboard tho American collier Cyclops,
which has been missing for several
weeks, Washington reports suy.
Red Cross Allotments.
Nebraska's quota for tho second
Red Cross drlvo, Which Is scheduled
for tho week of May 20 to 27, Is
placed nt $1,300,000. Following Is tho
minimum for each county:
l .000 John-cm '
uannor , 1.500 if.ith l.oov
!., ::::::: ":ooo ffiurv.:::: m:
g-; L::;;::: W
j-wtotn 7600 iir-viU .... n.ooo
"wes ....... n nnn " .... n.wu
.000 niclmuUon ... 1J.JJJ,
a "T 13' Sewnr.1
nnrfleld soon qft, .. -onw
Grant . fl(j0 T ..vpr IS.OiiO.
,?"-, 23.000 Thurston MJ0
H",nn 10,000 Wwhlngton .. JM
lift . 3.000 Wnvno ....... J2
JJItrhcook .... 6.001 VVbMer ""JO.
lSr, l.OOO York IQ-OO
"ownrd 12,000 H
Nebraska lends nil states In the
union In the sale of wnr savings,
stamps, one-tenth of tho entire nmount;
reported to tho United States trensuryj
at Washington up until April 1st hav
ing come from' this stnte. New York'
stands second nnd Missouri third.
The committee appointed to find!
the cost of producing sugar beets In
Nebraska has made Its report, which
shows that the cost of producing has
Increnscd rapidly, but the price paid
for sugar beets hns lncrensed less
than the price paid for hay and ce
reals. The committee fixed ten dol
lars per ton nt the factory, where tho
cost of production renches nn nver
age figure. Nine dollars and n hnlf
Is fixed as the minimum price nt tho
Ono of the greatest patriotic dem
onstrations ever held In northeastern
Nebraska took place rit Tekamah dur
ing a Bed Cross auction sale a few
days ago. The sum of $50,000 was
raised. Articles of every description
were sold. Enthuslnsm ran so high
that after the band had played tho
"Star-Spangled Banner," tho tune was
auctioned off for $1,000. Military law
was proclaimed in the town nnd no
store will 1)0 allowed to open until
after 0 p. m.
With tho contract calling for tho
sending of 075 national army men to
the University of Nebraska at Lin
coln for vocational training signed,
Captain Knight, representative of the
War department, Is now turning his'
attention to the possibility of using
tho Nebrnska military academy, lo
catednear tho city, for similar pur
poses? Over 700 draft recruits will take
sixty days' training in tho University
of Nebraska at Lincoln, beginning the
middle of May, as tho result of an
agreement between university author
ities, and agents of tho War depart
ment. If tho first course Is successful,
a second contingent will take tho
work for another sixty days.
Nebraska went "over tho top" In
tho Liberty loan campaign last Fri
day, it was officially announced nt
state headquarters at Omaha. Tho
state's quota Is $32,000,000. When the
final returns are all In It Is believed
the total for this state will be well
over the $40,000,000 mark.
The German staff of tho University
of Nebraska will bo reduced to two
members at tho end of tho present
year, according to the budget mndo
out by university regeuts. Tho Ger
man courses, formerly the most pop
ular In the university, havo fallen
from nearly 800' to 200 in attendance.
Omaha socialists at a meeting last
Thursday passed resolutions support
ing President Wilson and "war
against autocracy." The resolution
carried a proviso that tho support bo
"from an International socialistic
working class standpoint."
Flvo persons wero convicted In fed'
ernl district court nt Lincoln last
week on chnrges of violating the' es
C. E. Andrews, superintendent of
tho Eustis public schools, resigned his
position to enlist In the service.
The Gage county council of de
fense has demanded tho suppression
of the Omaha Tribune, a German
publication at Omnha, charged with
attncklng Ilnrry Lauder, tho comed
ian, who recently visited Nebraska.
Citizens of tho county aro nsked to
refrain from reading the publication.
Provost Marshal Anderson unoffic
ially estimates that 10,000 Nebrnska
youths, who have become 21 since
Juno 5, 1017, will register Juno f,
1018, under the new draft law passed
Resolutions were adopted by the
Jefferson County Council of Defense,
nt Fnirbury, forbidding Non-Partisan
loaguo organlzors from soliciting fot
new members In tho county until
Juno 1. The council has asked the
Statu Council of Defense to rule
whether or not tho order may "be
At Coznd the other night a num
bor of boys entered tho school house,
gathered up all tho German book
they could find, brought them to the
section of tho business district suae
sot them on fire.
HPS THE FARMER
TESTS MADE AT EXPERIMENTAL
STATION OF MUCH VALUE.
Purpose Is Not to Make Money, Says
Superintendent Declares That"
Would Be "Picnic."
In reply to an inquiry ns to whether
tho North Plntto experimental farm
should bo self-supporting. Superin
tendent W. P. Snyder explains that it
Is not the purpose of the state In con
ducting experiment stations to mnko
money. The purprtse is educational
and not direct proilt. Superintendent
Snyder's reply follows:
"Possibly you- mlstako tho purpose
that tho stato has In operating tills
and similar farms. Hogs are raised
hero not to make irioney as a llrst
consideration, but to show the farmer
how he enn vold raising hogs at a
loss and ' jw he can mnko money
out of them. For example: You may
havo seen some lots of ten hogs each.
Tho usunl ration Is corn nnd alfalfa.
The hogs In Lot 4, fed this ration,
each gained one pound dally, and ato
5S9 pounds of shelled corn and 20
pounds of alfalfa hay for 100 pounds
Increase In weight. With corn nt
$1.20 per bushel and alfalfa $20.00
per ton the gains on this lot cost, for
the feed, $13.55. During tho fattening
period these hogs gained 83 pounds
each. They nro worth about $10.00
per 100 pounds on the market. Or the
profit was $2.45 per 100 pounds of
gain or $2.03 profit per pig. Tho
hogs in Lot 0 wero the same In nil re
spects, but were fed tankage nnd
shorts In addition to corn and alfalfa.
Their dally gain was 1,05 pounds
each. They ato 420 poUnds corn, 10
pounds tankage, 0 pounds shorts and
12 pounds nlfalfa hay for each 100
pounds gained. The cost of the few!
for 100 pounds gain was $10.58.
These pigs gained 139 pounds. Tho
profit per pig wns $7.53. That is by
feeding tho hogs properly we in
creased the profit $5.50 each. This
extra money is In tho state treasury
for use here, but that Is not tho
point. Tho point is thnt these and
similar tests furnish information
which is quickly put into practice by
the up-to-date farmers, not only
throughout Nebraska, but throughout
nil farming countries. If the 17,000
hogs In Lincoln county last April had
boon fattened ns Lot 7, this would
have meant $93,500 moro elenn profit
for Lincoln county farmers to havo
put Into Liberty Bonds. This samo
change In the feeding practice In the
stnte would have meant $9,000,000.00
moro profit. Of course we cannot
force the farmer to feed In the way
to make the most money. 'We can
only show how.
"Every JIttle hog lot, cattle lot, or
experimental pint on tho farm Is hero
to accomplish a result similar to thnt
accomplished by these two hog lots.
While tho sales from this form
amount to about $20,00(1.00 yearly,
which will compare favorably with
any farm In the neighborhood, yet tho
sales nro nSt Incidental, n side Issue.
Running it for proilt alone would bo
Nebraska County Fairs, 1918.
County. Town. Dates.
Antelope, Nellgh Sept. 10-13
Boone, Albion Sept. 17-20
Boyd, Butto Sept. 11-13
Buffalo, Kearney Sept. 10-13
Butler, David City Sept 19-22
Clmse. Imperial Sept 18-20
Clay, Clay Center Sept 21-27
Custer, Broken Bow Sept 17-20
Dawes, Chndron Aug. 27-30
Dawson, Lexington Sept 17-20
Dixon, Concord Sept 10-12
Dodge, Hooper Sept 17-20
Dodge, Seribner Sept 11-13
Fillmore, Geneva Sept. 11-13
Franklin, Frnnklin Sept 10-13
Furnas. Beaver City Sept. 17-20
Gago, Beatrice Sept. 23-27
Hall, Grand Island Sept 11-14
Hamilton, Aurora 1. Aug. 27-30
Harlan, Alma k...Sepr. 17-20
Hayes, Hayes Center ....Sept. 20-28
Holt, ChnmlierH Sept. 18-20
Howard, St Paul Sept 24-20
Jefferson, Fnirbury Oct. 2-5
Keith, Ognllala Sept. 17-20
Kimball, Kimball Sept 25-27
Lancaster. LJncolu Sept 1- 0
Lincoln, North Platte Sept 24-27
Nuckolls, Nelson Sept 17-20
Pawnee, Pawnee City.. Sept. 30 0ct 4
Pierce, Pierco Sept. 17-20
Polk, Osceola Auir 27-x
Red Willow. Indlanolu Oct. 14
Saunders, Wnhoo Oct. 1- 4
Scotts Bluff, Mitchell Sept. 11-13
beward, Seward Sent 17.20
Sherman, Loup City Sept 18-20
Stanton, Stanton Sept. 17-20
alley, Ord Km,. 0.11
?t;-. piuden ....::::v.a,S: 10.211
lork, ork ..... Sept. 30-Oct.4
Frontier, May wood Sept. 0-13
New Feature for County Fairs.
Tho message of food conservation
will bo carried to the Nebraska cltl
zcnshlp this full through the medium
of tho county fairs. The outstanding
feature of tho campaign will bo the
use of substitutes, together with an
appenl to uso ns much of thoso sub
Qtltules as possible This has tin
double advantage of releasing wheni
nnd other exportable food commodi
ties and at the sumo time relieving
transportation. Arrangements- for the
county fair campaign i being
by the stato food administrator
Little Frocks for Parties and Weddings.
1 mm 1 m m nn lOmw i mtttm
Just how early In life n satisfaction
In pretty clothes dnwns on tho eternal
feminine mind, Is one of thoso Interest
ing questions that no one has taken
'.the trouble to get definitely nnswered.
'But we know It Is' one of tho earliest
of our joys and tho most lasting. In
the picture abovo a little maid of flvo
(seems to be discovering her party
'frock. Life Is one continual round of
;moro or less dainty clothes for her,
'and she finds herself on a special oc
casion in something more filmy and
frilly than she has Noticed hofofre.
This little party frock Is mado of
;flne white net and trimmed with a lit
;tle narrow Val lace Insertion nnd edg
ling. The skirt is full, finished with
a hem and tuck at the bottom, nnd
no other trimming. It Is set onto a
ivory sliort waist having many line
ituckj running from shoulder to wnlst
ibnnd and a flounce extending bolnw
,tho wnlstbaud. This flounce Is finished
1 with a row of Val Insertion finished
with n scant frill of Val edging. Tho
jsqunre neck Is finished in tho samo
Little dresses of tlds kind nro some
times decked out with gay ribbon ro
settes, but they have been left off of
ithls one; perhaps this accounts for a
(strand of small pearl beads that make
jtho little wenrer very splendid. Tho
idrcss Is worn over a lace-trimmed pet
ItJcoat, with several rows of Val Inser
tion set in n fine lawn skirt and a frill
of Val edging nt tho bottom. Now
thnt tho requirements of flower girls
nnd other youthful attendants on the
June bride must soon bo considered,
this Httlo net frock is especially In
teresting. It enn bo worn over a col
In Chicago a three weeks' drive for
.used clothing, to bo sent to tho desti
'tuto Belgians, hns Just been completed,
Mr. Hoover, head of the Belgian relief
commission, engaged tho help of the
Red Cross organization In making this
idrive and It wns put through with tho
vigor nnd thoroughness that Chicago
develops when Its "I AVill" spirit is
aroused. Twenty-two carloads of cloth
ing was the amount asked of Uils
branch of the drive and Mrs. Samuel
T. Chase was chosen to take charge of
Its collection ns chairman of flio com
mittee who put tho drive through.
Besides the fact that the commltteo
jgot what It went after, this drive is In
'terestlng because of many incidents
l which show where Americans of all
jelusses stand In this matter of caring
Ifor the unfortunnte and the destitute
jln this war. The committee secured a
;lnrge downtown storeroom, which was
ivucunt, and mado nuwspaper and other
.announcements Inviting contributors
,to bring their bundles of used clothing
there. The bundles enme by tlm auto
mobile load where owners of earn con
tributed them for collecting tho cloth
ing to the single pnekago brought in
ljy people on their way to work who
deposited their contributions nnd went
on to their tnsks. Everything from
j fur coats and Paisley shawls to sun
bonn&ts of ancient vintage enmo in re
spouse to tho cull, but most of tho
clothing was practical and good.
On a bright dny u man came -md
took off n very good overcoat, reveal
ing a pair of overalls beneath and
handed over tho coat, remarking that
he could spare It. Another interesting
contributor was an old lndj; whoso son
In the service had sent $2 to buy flow
ers for nor for Easter. She contrib
uted theso $2 to the Belgian relief as
tho better way to uw It. Men slipped
in nnd left contributions of money, re
fusing to glvo their names.
To sort and pack all the clothing
required many workers. Some of the
big department stores sent over help.
ored silk slip where color Is important
as It Is In a wedding procession.
Another little frock of net has a
skirt made In tho same way as this,
one, with hem and tuck nt the bottom.
It Is set on, with smocking to a short
silk yoke. The yoke Is cut with low,
squaro opening in the neck nt the,
back and front nnd extended nt ench
side, under the nrms to tho waistline.
Tho net sleeves are full nnd elbow
length, finished with a flaring cult of
the silk. For tho flower girl in n wed
ding procession this ought to satisfy
tho most exacting taste.
A Pretty Dimity Blouse.
A smart blouso of striped dimity Is
cut upon tailored shirt lines, with two
narrow box plaits at cither side of tho
opening In front. At each sldo of
these, and also separating them, aro
Inserts of wide heavy beading. Tho
straight rolling collar has lines ofj
beading Inset In tho same fashion, nnd
Is finished by an inch-wldo horn of dou
ble dimity. Smart little cuffs of alter"
nntlng bands of dimity nnd lines of
beading finish tho tailored sleeves.
Tho fashion for dressing children In!
velveteen has progressed apace,, and
few tilings lend themselves to Httlo
people's daytlmo clothes moro happily.
Tho colors range through graduations
of pinks, reds, yellows, blues, greens
nnd violets. Velveteen Is also adapted
to tho hand embroidery which, In Um-.
lted quantity, is such a fenturo of
Women of leisure from smnrt hotels
from homes, nnd business women from;
odlces and shops volunteering to
work nftor business hours camo ln.j
Fifty post ofllco employees, who nnd a'
half holiday on' election day, contrlb-J
uted fhclr brief leisure to tho world
nelp camo from many quarters which
nil goes to Inspire faith In our coun-i
try's power to do what It undertakes)
to do In any direction.
To Waoh Pongee.
Pongee may bo mado to look like,,
new, no matter how many times It Is";
washed, If It Is washed properly. First;
It should be rubbed und squeezed gcnt-
ly with tho hands In a suds mndo of:
luke-wnrm water und a good whltoi
soap. When quite clean, It should ba
rinsed nlso in luke-warm water sev
eral times nnd the water squeezed out'
gently, not wrung out. When porfectly
dry, Instead of sprinkling it, rub or
squeeze tho pongee gently with tho
hands until It Is well crumpled. This
removes any hard or deep wrinkles.
Iron then with a very hot Iron and
your pongee will look as fresh as new.
Watch Fob of Military Brajd.
Anyone who has worn tlieusual
gros-graln rlbbo in a watcii fob knows
how short lived It Is, nnd nt what In
convenient times a new one must be In
serted. I use military brnld for the
purpoBQ, with excellent results, ob
served a woman. It lusts about two
years, and Its coarse weave is very
There are sumo lovely new shirtings
shown for tailored shirts of candy
striped cotton crepes, sllk-strlped ox
ford and corded crepo mudras In the
most attractive colorings. They are
so fresh nnd practical nnd comu from
a tubblnp lke new.
"Thcro's ono thing I am thankful
tor," Said Mrs. Fathead Fish.
"And what is
Unit, my Uearl"
nskod Mr. Fat
head Fish, look
ing at her out of
his glassy blue
"I may bo call
ed Mrs. Fathead
Fish," she snld,
"becnuso my head
Is rather fat
But your hend Is
much, much fat
ter, and thnt Is
how wo havo tho
name -all from
With a Silly Grin.
"I think It's n
sroot honor," said Mr. Fathead Fish,
'to be named after one's head, Tho
lend Is tho most Important part of a
:renture. In the head aro tho eyca
ivith which wo sec."
"That's no nows to me," snld Mrs.
"And thero are tho enrs with which
"How bright you nro," Mrs. Fathead
laid, splashing ns If she did not think
to nt all I
"And thero nro our mouths, our
"Why happy, pray tell?" asked Mrs.
Fathead, who was curious now. .
"Because into our mouths goes tho
food tho goodies that wo cat. So our
Siouths nro happy."
"I never heard mouths spoken of la
lust thnt way before," said Mrs. Fnti
"My dear, aro you losing your
mind?" nsked Mr. Fathead as ho look
sd nt his wife In a very worried man
aor. "Do you mean to toll mo thnt
fou've forgotten that wo oat with our
"I haven't forgotten thnt," snld Mrs.
Fathead, "but I never beforo heard
uiyono call mouths happy. It's Just
jueer Hint's all.",
"I'm queer, and glnd of It," said Mr.
"Oh, so you admit It?" asked his
"Most certainly, my dear, and I'vo
riven you tho distinction to be n fat
head too by making you my wife. Al
though you havo rather a fat head
rourself. I presume thnt was why
t took you In the first place."
"And -I suppose I liked you becnuso
fou had a still fatter head, and I
thought It was beautiful. Just lately
I've been longing to see thin heads,
Dr ordinary heads."
"Don't long for the Impossible," said
Mr. Fathead. "Be a sensible fish Ilka
"Tho fish families wero never noted
tor much sense," said Mrs. Fat
head. "Then be ns sensible as you can,"
replied Mr. Fathead,
Now Mr. Fathead Fish has a much
tatter head than Mrs. Fathead has
tils forehead is really extremely fat.
Ho Is quite a peculiar fish and has
12 dorsal spines. Ills sides nnd his
fins are usually bright red and
ho Is very proud of his hand
"I think I'll give somo swimming
rnces this afternoon," said Mrs. Fat
"Good Idea," said Mr. Fathead.
"We'll have all tho Fathead fuir.iiy,
and wo'll see which ono can swim the
fastest, nnd the ono which can do the
most tricks. Wo haven't had any
swimming races for a long time. That
was a happy suggestion of yours."
"Dear mo," snld Mrs. Fathead, "how
happy things hero nro according to
you. There aro happy mouths and
happy suggestions." '
"Shows my line disposition," said
Mr. Fathead with ft silly grin.
Soon the races began and how
queerly all of the Mr, Fatheads did
look, but they were so us.cd to hav
ing queer heads that they did not mind
In the least.
Fathead won the
prize for tho best
tricks, nnd Cous
in Frank Fathead
won tho swim
ming race. The
prizes wero little
baskets filled with
Insects which the
like to oat.
After the racei
were over ol
course thero wni
Into Our Mouths a wonderful sup
Goes the Food, per which Mra
, Fathead had pre
pared and then Mr. Fathead told hli
famous story of the iraportanco In
having n fine, fat head as he called It
"Well," sold Mr. Fathead, after the
guests had left, "wo may have fal
heads and some folks nnd some fishei
aiay not think wo are beautiful, but
we have a good time In spite of It
Yes, we havo a very happy time."
Mrs. Fathead's fins shook as shi
laughed, for Mr. Fathead certainly
called everything "happy" "happj
mouths," "happy suggestions," and
Alan Defines Acclimated.
Little Margaret What's tho mean
Ing of the word "uccllraated," ahu?
Small Alan Oh, It menus to gel
used to anything. Llko when a mat
and woman has been married so lou
they don't mind It any more.
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