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THE BEE: OMAHA, TUKSUaV, APRIL 24, 1917.-
The Omaha Bee
DAILY (MORNING) EVEN1NC SUNDAY
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Aaaraaa cnanBaw aw aim --
The weet tooth Is in for t hard pull.
"Will Rusi stick? That's the question.
Legislature's going to adjourn? Oh, very
welt ' '
"Hands across the sea" is getting real empha
sis now, " ' '' . '-' ,
Cleanup day is all right as such, but it ought
to come six times a week.
, Things that could not be done safely in nor
mal times are put over easily in war time
Ha-en't heard much lately about the "unpa
triotic west" not since the figures on recruiting
were given out
Strikers in Germany are given the alternative
of getting back to work or going to the front.
As t strikebreaker the option stands unequaled.
Explanation intended to explain the sweetness
of tha situation also serves to remind consumers
that the long bow sounds the note fbr the trade
It is understood, of course, that the storage
of millions of pounds of sugar in Omaha is a
considerate means of averting a blockade in
household pantries. '
Six auto bandits fled before a woman who
rushed to the assistance of a ,ioldup victim in
Chicago. Still some male oracles stigmatize skirts
symbols of weakness.
When the time comes' for Uncle Sam to in
augurate a price-fixing campaign a superior line
of experienced talent will be available under the
terms of selective draft
Uncle Sam promises to use alt who have asked
for commissions if they come up to requirements.
This is encouraging to the young men who want
to serve and who' have ability for leadership.
, . " .
A correspondent writes The Bee in behalf of
the boys who enlist and do not get any publicity.
He should remember that "they also serve who
only stand and wait" and that a patriot's real
reward takes higher form than a newspaper no
Death has plucked two Omaha leaders within
a week, men who will be sorely missed in the
community,' T. J, Mahoney and W. H. Bucholz
were elements of strength in the city's growth
and by their efforts had contributed greatly to
its importance ':
Hospital ships, like hospitals, are supposed to
be immune from attack, but the U-boat plays no
favorites. A captain who can torpedo a passen
ger boat filled with women and children is not
likely to be at all squeamish over a shipload of
. sick and wounded. .
Sir Gilbert Parker, chief of Great Britain's
publicity bureau, recuperating in the mountains
of Arizona, expresses the belief that the war will
end within four months. The guess carries much
. weight and cheer, especially since It does not seri
ously upset summer vacation plans.
The sinking of hospital ships, the ravaging and
enforced slavery of Belgiana, the carrying of
young women into captivity and the wanton de
struction of property which characterizes the war
go to show how grossly history wrongs Atilla. In
the tight of civilized ruthlessness the deeds of the
earlier Hun are those of a tyro.
What Should Be Done?
-Wall St t Jounaal-
- Mr. Balfour Does Ua Proud.
Americans generally will agree with Mr. Bal
four in his statement that the presence of this
country in the war will astonish the world. The
compliment may be accepted without vainglory
on our part, for We are a nation of wonderful
energy and unlimited resource and should be able
to realize the utmost hope of our allies and the
world by our part in the conflict. Determination
to enter was reached after full consideration of
all that is involved and a complete understanding
of what is expected of us. We cannot, as Mr.
Balfour points out, fully realize what effect this
will have on our national life, but no consideration
of the uncertainty of the future should operate to
deter us, now that the path has been chosen. That
our national life will, be profoundly affected by
the events that are ahead is certain, but it is
equally' certain that the preservation of democ
racy rests with us, the highest and most sacred of
obligations and one from which we cannot shrink.
The sincerity of the remarks of the great British
statesman can well be taken for granted, for he,
in common with all far-seeing men, appreciates
the attitude of the United States. Devoted to
peace and the fullest development of the best
conceptions of freedom, this country bore with
much before it moved in pursuit of its destiny, but,
having set itself in motion, its force must be ir
resistible. ' The peace Mr. Balfour notes in his
surroundings is but proof of the depth and
strength of the flood that is sweeping on.
First, a war loan popularly over-subscribed by
many times the amount offered.
Second, by national law advance the standard
for milling flour, by which a targe percentage of
the valuable part of the kernel, now discarded,
wilt be put into the flour. The wheat crop was
short last year; the outlook is worse this year.
Way bread should bring the. war causes and needs
quickly home and conserve the food supply. Cat
tle and horses can eat grass and leaves which mav
be abundant this season, but human food is failing
throughout the world. We now use only 73 per
cent of the kernel..',
Third, pass such tax bills as will give the
government war revenues and will stimulate in
dustry and capital expansion. Don't tax the tools
of trade or reduce the country's capital. Tax the
excess profits from increased business and leave
the capital intact We need it both during- and
after the war. Expanded capital will be the sinews
ot war and the trade deiense of the country after
ward. The 8 per cent tax after 8 per cent on
capital is a fundamental foolishness. Nobody can,
for taxation Durooses. define caDitsl that mix
ture of money, mind and manual labor. Tax the
profits; war energies increase profits; tax the in
creased profits. '
Fourth, stop the general revaluation of raifc
roads a hundred millions of unnecessary ex
pense. The war will change all valuations. The
men and the monev can be better emnloverf.
Fifth, have the states repeal their full-crew
railroad laws. This was only a labor tax on the
railroads, now worse than needless.
Sixth, seize the present opportunity to put onr
educational system on proper basis, linking in
dustry, schools and training for defense, both
lumu ana Doay, inaiviauany ana collectively.
Seventh, then let popular loans, increased tax
ation on increased business, war bread and mili
tary education press home to every hand and
every pocket tne necessity tor world-wide .cq
operation in the world-wide defense of that tie.
mocracy, begun in this country more than 100
. 'rears ago.
Better Crop Reports from Nebraska.
A decidedly optimistic hue is given the crop
situation for Nebraska by later reports from the
fields. Recent liberal rains have revived to some
extent the wheat fields of the state and conditions
warrant the statement that Nebraska will have
at least a 50 per cent yield, which raises the for-
meT estimate from less than 20,000,000 to above
35,000,000 bushels. This is a decided advance
over the report for the 1st of April and if it is
finally verified will be about the best news that
could be carried to the world at large. It means
bread for several millions of people. Spring
planted crops are thriving and the farmers are
pushing work with great energy, getting ready to
put in the biggest acreage of corn ever known
in the state. Other farm work is going ahead
and everything possible is being done to repair
the damage of the severe winter. With an ordi
narily favorable season the fields of Nebraska wilt
respond to the demands on them with such bounty
as will justify the faith of the country in the
Advertising the Bond Issue,
Secretary McAdoo of the Treasury department
is arranging details for an extensive campaign to
advertise the big bond issue just authorized by
congress, the purpose being to get the people
acquainted with the terms and intent of the is
sue before it is placed on sale on June 1. The
idea is a good one. Several years ago The Bee
called attention to the fact that the government
was negligent in not buying more advertising
space in the newspapers to acquaint the people
with what it had to set! the public. European
governments found printer's ink a great adjunct in
their prosecution of the war and no advertising
campaign was ever projected on such a scale nor
so successful as to results as that entered into
by Great Britain in securing recruits. With
these examples and the experience of private
firms and individuals at home the secretary ought
to be greatly encouraged by his choice' of a
proper medium for reaching the people with his
bargain in bonds.
School Examination Papers,
Criticism is again heard from different parts
of the state because of the list of questions sent
out from the state superintendent's office to be
used in school examinations.. It is especially
noted that in the lists designed for the Eighth
grade pupils are questions entirely technical in
their nature and beyond the comprehension of
the pupil. Some of these are even controversial
in their nature, educators differing as to the sound
ness of conclusions to be drawn or the nature of
definition to be given. This complaint is not new,
but discussion has not been sufficiently general
to bring about a change that will relieve the
schools. Nebraskans require that their primary
schools be kept at the highest possible state of
efficiency, but this does not contemplate the in
troduction of impractical or purely theoretical
knowledge. What is needed is training that wilt
be serviceable to the child who doesn't get beyond
the Eighth grade and at the same time such as
will be useful to those who do extend their study
time into the high .school or beyond. Courses
that introduce technical topics or call for special
knowledge have no business in the primary school.
Examinations must be thorough, but instruction
should be within reach of the juvenile mind and
tests made accordingly. ,
..'.' , Economy In the Home.
Household management, with an especial view
to the conservation of food, is . coming in for
much discussion and from the east comes a warn
ing that saving may be carried too far and cease to
be economy. Many ways for reaching the result
aimed at have been put forth, some of them highly
impractical and others easily workable with a lit
tle readjustment of personal habits. The best way
to effect a saving in the household is by the exer
cise of care, by avoiding extravagance on one side
and waste on the other. This has been forced on
most people by the high prices demanded for
foods. More prudence in purchasing and atten
tive scrutiny of all factors in housekeeping will aid
in mitigating if it does not solve the pressing
problems of family life. The women are charged
with carrying out any campaign in this direction,
as the homes are in their charge ai managers and
purchasing agents,, and to them the country now
turns, confident they'will "do their bit" and fairly
meet the situation. They may not be able to do
away with high prices, but they can have a deter
mining influence on the efficiency of any conser
vation undertaken in face of a possible greater
shortage of food. -
The hidden pitfalls of the primrose path mul
tiply when those who seek it carry the fateful
gift of beauty. Colorado's contribution to the
chronicles of golden romance, its tragedies and
pathetic finish, merely emphasize warnings as old
as the race.
Salutary advice is given stock raisers by the
Omaha commission men and packers who advise
that young animals be not sent to market, no mat
ter how tempting the price.
In view of the high-flyina: stunts of cereal
prices, grain elevators should be equipped with
saicty plane landings.
Department of Agriculture ' "'
Making the Farm Pay
By Frederic J. Haekin
Washington, D. C, April 21 When the grain
and cotton standards, now established by law,
were still under discussion, the secretary of agri
culture pointed out that they were needed because
the farmer rarely knew what he was selling, while
the buyer always knew what he was buying As
usual, the man with the knowledge got the best
of the bargain.
It was a rare thing, according to Secretary
Houston, to find a farmer who knew the grade
of cotton he had on his wagon. The man who
bought it always knew, and he often bought it
as one grade and sold it as a better one, with a
corresponding profit. Prices on the best corn
were based on a grade of "No. 3 or better." A
farmer who raised No. 2 corn or No. 1 got np
benefit from his good farming. Down in the
southwest; where a big business is done in sheep
pelts and goat skins, the skins are classified in
different grades, and some grades are worth twice
as much as others. Here, too, it is always the
buyer who knows absolutely to which grade a
skin belongs, and the grower is largely dependent
on his honesty. In a word, the man who produces
does not know as much about the business as.
the man who buys his goods.
This state of affairs must be changed. The
whole campaign for better farming is in the
broadest sense a campaign to make farm, life
more attractive. Only by building up an attrac
tive farm life can enough people be induced to
stay on the farm to produce the nation's food
and keep down prices. And one of the most
attractive things about any businesses the money
to be made out of it. ,
How to make farming as profitable as it ought
to be in view of the investment in capital and
labor is really the big economic problem of the
country. The mattes, of grades and standards is
only one detail of the question. This phase has
been largely solved by the establishment of legal
standard grades for all grain and cotton shipped
in interstate commerce. To deal with the prob
lem in all its phases is the object of the federal
office of farm management,, which has been
granted $286,000 for the coming year to continue
Lest it be said that after all the farmer ought
to know more about his own business than the
men in government offices and that there is usu
ally a wide gap between theory and practice, the
office of farm management points out that it is
up to the farmers themselves to study the best
methods. Here and there in every community
you will find a farmer who gets bigger crops
than the men all around him, who has worked out
successful methods of his own. It has become
almost an axiom with the experts that if all Amer
ican farmers used the methods that the best farm
ers use, the agriculture of the nation would be
revolutionized, production would go up and prices
would go down.
The office of farm management has been
studying the business angles of farming the best
size of farm, the best crops to plant, how many
horses and cows the farmer should keep, how
many hogs he should raise, whether it pays bet
ter to rent a farm or buy one and a hundred simi
lar questions. Such work is particularly needed
now, because we ai witnessing what seems to be
a beginning of a back-to-the-farm movement.
Whether it is due to the high prices of food
stuffs, which make city life more expensive and
farm work more profitable, or to the fact that
country life has been getting more attractive with
the building of roads and the advent of the cheap
automobile and kindred improvements, there is an
increasing activity to be noted all over the coun
try in the purchase and sale of small farms. The
inexperienced man who decides to take up farm
ing is badly in need of guidance.
1 he business of making the farm pay involves
a, great deal more than the production of a big
yield per acre. If you have a 150-acre farm in
Pennsylvania, how many acres are you going to
plant to wheat? There is a certain wheat acreage
that will give the maximum prom, it you plant
too little wheat and too much of other crops, your
profits go down; if you plant too much wheat and
too little tor other crops, you make just as costly
an error. Then you have to figure out how many
head of cattle and hogs you will keep; if you
have too few, you are losing out in meat and fer
tilizer; if you have too many, you need too much
pasture, and your profits go into feed. For each
of these elements there is a single proportion that
gets best results. This proportion is being de
termined by careful study of the .year's earnings
of hundreds of farmers. In the wheat problem
in an eastern state, for instance, it was found
that the proper amount to plant was thirty acres.
The farmers who planted iess than thirty acres
made less money and so did those who planted
more. The profit curve touched its maximum
point at the thirty-mark.
Many other farm problems are being worked
out by studying the , successful farmer. A sys
tem of bookkeeping for farms has been devised
on this plan. Almost every farmer feels the need
of keeping books, but comparatively few of them
have a simple and adequate system. The office
of farm management studied the systems in use.
They found that there were scores of different
systems on the farms, but most of the farmers
had only been using a particular system for a
few months or a year. They studied the systems
of farmers who had been keeping their books on
one plan for more than two years and found
that they were all using practically the same sys
tem. A standard system was worked out on this
basis, and it is proving popular alt over the
The best size for the farm has been studied
and the conclusion is that the ideal farm for this
country, considering profits and standards of liv
ing, is one that will keep two men and four
horses busy. Smaller farms are not so profitable,
and larger ones tend to concentrate the owner
ship of land in a few hands. An. interesting re
sult reached in the investigation is the conclusion
that it is a good deal more profitable to rent a
small farm than to buy one. A man who has only
a few thousand dollars to invest can make more
money by paying rent and sinking his capital in
tools and stock than by tying it up in the land.
The whole problem of making the farm pay is
a very fundamental one. In unusual times such as
these the farmer is a prosperous citizen. But in
normal or depressed periods' he has to get all
the profit that is coming to him or big crops alone
will not suffice. And the farmer must be kept
contented or the whole nation- has to pay the bill.
Nebraska Press Comment
York Republican: Says the Omaha Bee; "The
United States, let it be remembered, is not out
for land or gold." That's what we heard them say.
Will The Bee kindly take a couple of days off and
tell us just what the United States is out for? .
Rushville Standard: Senator Norris of Ne
braska, the notorious hyphenate senator, dis
graced himself when he suggested the "dollar
mark" design for a war flag. No, senator, we
are not fighting tor dollars; we are fighting .for
liberty, liberty of our descendants, just the same
as our forefathers foutrht a tvrant on the other
side of the Atlantic, that their descendants might
be free. Civilization hangs in the balance, until
that mad monster, the kaiser, and his mad military
machine are crushed to rise no more. And it is
going to be crushed.
Nebraska City Press: The Omaha Bee thinks
the closing of several hundred thirst palaces on
May 1 should relieve the economic pressure on
the ice man and, at the same time, relieve the ulti
mate consumer by providing lower prices. Indi
cations point in the opposite direction. The ice
man in Nebraska City has announced a raise in
the price of his product. Is it possible that be
cause the ice aian's largest and most extravagant
customer is to be removed on May I he expects
the rest of us to pay a bill that can no longer
DC presented to the saloon manr :
Proverb for the Day.
A quiet tongue makes a wise head.
One Year Ago Today In the War.
Severe bombardments followed
French gain at Verdun.
Kevolt broke out in uuDiin unuer
dlrectlon of the 81nn Fein.
British caDtured Sir Roger case
ment in his attempt to land arms in
Italians took another mountain
peak, but lost part of recent conquest
In Omaha Thirty Years Ago.
Mr. Penrose, of Penrose & Hardin,
has returned from a few hours' shoot
over in lowa with a friend from Chi
cago, the result being 107 jacksnlpes
and about twenty ducks.
Georire Karl, the well known on-
stable, declares that while standing
near thd corner of Tenth and Howard
talking with two or three menus a
large Ash ten Inches In length came
whizzing past his face and dropped on
his toes. Ms. Karl regards with scorn
all Insinuations that the fish was a
species of the "snakes."
John L. .Webster has retutrned from
Washington, D. C where he went to
argue two important cases before the
Jeter O'Malley, of this city, received
his commission as gauger, being ap
pointed as the successor or i . M. Tur
At a meeting of the Omaha presby
tery in Blair, Rev. Mr. Harsha. of the
First Presbyterian church; Rev. Mr.
Kerr, of the Southwest Presbyterian
and P. L. Perine were appointed com
missioners to establish the Park Ave
nue Presbyterian church.
T. P. Wilson, one of the best sten
ographers in the! Union Pacific em
ploy, has resigned his position in the
ticket department to become court
stenographer under Judge Groft.
G. w. Chlvis, the colored letter car
rier, was married to Miss Mattle John
son, residing at 935 North Twenty-fifth.
Rev T. J. Mackay, rector of St.
Paul's Episcopal church 1n Council
Bluffs; united in marriage Miss Claire
M. Jackson and W. J. Ward.
This Day In History.
1778 Battle between the American
ship Ranger and the British ship
1781 British' under Generals Phil
lips and Benedict Arnold .occupied
Petersburg, Va. '
1820 congress abolished tne sale
of public lands on credit.
1846 Pedro de Ampudia was
superseded by Mariano Arista as com
mander of the Mexican armies in the
war with the United States. -
1868 Escape of the confederate
cruiser Nashville Into Wilmington,
1864 A European conference as
sembled at London to consider the
1865 General Grant arrived at
Raleigh, N. C. '
1891 Count von Moltke, famous
German field marshal, died. Born
October 26, 1800.
1892 Great Britain Issued a proc
lamation of neutrality In the war be
tween the United States and Spain.
and was followed subsequently by the
other powers, except Germany. .
The Day We Celebrate.
T. J. O'Connor, city cleric, is 37
years of age today.
K. c Peters, president or tne 1'e-
ters Trust company. Is 55' today. He
was born in Petersburg; Mich., and
started out in business 'at West Point,
Neb.. In 1886. He removed to Omaha
in 1887, since which time he has built
up the present large business institu
tion. General Henri Philippe Petaln, the
French commander at Verdun, born
at Cauohy-a-la-Tour sixty-one years
ago today, :
General Joseph Simeon Gallienl,
who saved Paris from the Germans
and later became French minister of
war, born in the Haute Garronne
sixty-eight years ago today.
William Elliott Gonzales, minister
from the United States to Cuba since
1913, born at Charleston, S. C, fifty
one years ago today.
Cyril Maude, one of the foremost
actors of the English-speaking stage,
born in London flfty-nve years ago
today, , .
Timely Jottings nd reminders.
The annual congress of the National
Society of United States Daughters of
1813 meets today in Washington.
Kearney, Neb., is to be the meeting
place today of the annual convention
of the Nebraska Association of Local
Clergy of the Episcopal church will
assemble today at Rock Island in an
ticipation of the ceremonies of conse
cration of 'Rev. G. H. Sherwood as
bishop of Springfield. III.
A board of officers of the Knights
and Ladies of Security meets at Den
ver today to select a site for a $260,
000 national home to be erected for
Francis G. Caffey, solicitor of the
United States Department of Agricul
ture for several years past, will to
day enter upon his new duties as
United States attorney at New York.
In Boston this afternoon a notable
reception is to be given In honor of
Bishop William Lawrence nad in rec
ognition of his work in creating the
IS. 000,000 pension fund for Episcopal
clergy. , ,
Storyettc of the Day.
The energetic automobile sales
man had Just delivered the fair cus
tomer her new car and everything
was lovely. He had scarcely entered
the office, however, when he received
a telephone call. Said she:
"I thought you told me that this
car was a self-starter. '
"So it Is," replied the salesman.
"Nothing of the sort, I have to push
a button to make it go."
, MIRTHFUL REMARKS.'
PATRIOTISM OF THE POETS.
"I mt J aba thin morn.nf and h told
tne h hud enlisted to so to the war."
"I didn't know h was no patriotic."
"Isn't patriotism aya tt'a th only way
ha knows of to vat aomo paaca." Balli
mora Amartcan. ,
"Tou kp pens In this shopt"
"W hava all kinds,, sir."
"Than kindly put me up soma tranchanta
nd sort In a few caustics. I've a polltl
rai artlcla to wrie." Chtcavo Post.
Did you know that the Bcntleyi are mov
InB?" "Movinv? Why, they've op!y been here
yr. People are just beg-lnnlne; to set
to know them."
'That'a why they are golnf. New York
Ted One half the world used to wonder
how the other half lives.
- Ned Now the wondiJ:.ow they man
ace to keep up such style. Judge.
"My coat of-arma Is three losenfea on
a blue field."
"I ll bet 1 know how that originated."
"The founder of the house made his
money m cough d rope.' Louisville Cou
The Amerleaa Eagle-
Oh say, can you see la the arch of the sky
That brave bird, now soaring, la majesty
Tls the great golden eagle, lofty In flight;
To each true loyal heart how precious the
Her broad wings are outspread proteotlngly
The mil ions, who've come from an alien
O'er those millions, who In allegiance have
To stand by the flag with her own native
Lo' look in her talons, she hurls to the
The most glorious banner ever unfurled;
For here In Its folds is the ned, wnita ana
The star-spangled ensign. Old Glory, the
Ah seel She la now swiftly winging her
Bearing that banner to the world'! fierce
On our nation's dread foe she keeps her
As she fearlessly shrieks Uncle Sam's battle
The nations that wantonly pecked at her
Surprisingly And she In no way Is meek;
For that beak transforms to a sword of de
Causing deep regret (or each flagrant of
fence. As she guides from aloft the great ship of
Qod grant Its course may be steered true
Fondly we follow these emblems of glory,
Recalling In them our nation's great story.
Brave emblems of liberty, never retreat
"Pltl despotio dynasties suffer defeat,
And proud rulers In their barbarity fall,
That Uod's peaceful reign may extend over
all. Jennie t Bayer.
Some said that Wilson wouldn't light.
That somewhere In his frame
There was a streak of yellow, but
They'd better guess again;
Some people have the faculty
Of dealing out hot air,
But when the smoke has drifted by
You'll And that Wilson's there.
Your Uncle Samuel never yet
Has stood for aught but Right,
And when ho gets his dander up
He'd leave his feed to fight;
He'll take as much and maybe more
As any man you know.
But when his patience peters out
He strikes a nifty blow.
The kaiser walked around awhile
On Uncle Samuel's corns,
And when our Uncle shook his head,
Says he, "I'll nub your horns."
Then Uncle Samuel grinned a grin
That wasn't good to see,
And said, "Dear Sir, I think that I
Will take you o'er my knee."
The kaiser's banking very strong
Upon his submarines.
But Uncle Sam's big guns Will blow
These things to smithereens.
For Right Is Right and will prevail,
And every loyal man
Will stand behind the president
And help him If he can.
Orlswold, la. C. Q. Reynoli
The Country for Me.
From sea to sea Is there a land
That holds me with a stronger band
Than this, my own, my native land.
My own America, the gran 4?
Tell me. tell me. oh! Tell me this
You glorious bird of winged bliss
That soars forever, far and wide,
la mere a lana lor wnom i d diedr
You Stars and Stripes of glorious hue
Oh! you, the red, the white, the blue
Is there a flag from sea to sea
That I love more than I love thee?
I never loved another land;
Wtth thee, old ship of state, I stand.
Ohl Let me live or die with thee
On land or on the rolling sea.
From war's wild cry and bloody hue,
We turn our eyes and hearts to you
irrom land to lana, rrom aea to sea
I love but one, and that Is thee. .
Breathes there a man from sea to sea
Who would not pledge himself to thee.
Ah! Let htm die. -Oh! wretched man,
Who will not with, this country stand. .
Oma.ha. . HARRIETTS TIPTON.
Once when my Baby-Dear begged me anew,
as babies nave forever done.
For "just one more story, a story that'i
T thfinarht at a wn nil or fill adb
Bright with tradition that never will perish,
The veriest gem Of a story.
Well fit for my littlo one's memory to
The tale of her birth -right Old Glory.
Let us teach them the lesson of valor, I say,
The love and allegiance they owe
To the Flag of the Free that is lifted today
Where the Ensigns of Equity biow.
When my little one glimpses the colors
All alive to the thrill of that story.
The small hand salutes and the baby lips
'1 love you, I Jove you. Old Glory."
Glenwood, la. MRS. DAL 3 MILLER,
When April skies are glum and cold,
And April winds are raw and chill;
When words of war are dn our lips,
And thoughts of war our momenta fill;
When plans for onr vacation fade
Before the time of bursting buds;
Cheer up, dear friends, console yourself
You can ratstf spuds.
The golf stick, friend, nas had Ha day,
The tennis racquet's on the blink;
The base ball bat and mask and glove,
Are In the background now, I think;
The rake and hoe are now In vogue.
Come let the brown earth feel your thuds-
Help uncle Sammy make a score
By raisin apuds.
In summers past, perhaps you toured
To mountain, lake or sea coast far;
Perhaps you basked at big hotels
Where all the moneyed people are;
But this year you will need a change
You will not need your festive dude
Clad In a pair of overalls
You can raise spuds.
In summers past your Uncle Sam
Has made Vacation land so fair
All Nature's beauties he conserved
For tourists seklng change of air;
Now Unrle Sammy Is In need,
Just blow from off your life 'the suds,
And show you're made of real stuff,
By raisin spuds.
P. S. . -Bui
when you've - harvested your spuds.
Don't hoard them till the prices soar;
You'll not be helpln' Uncle Sam
If you thuswlse defraud his poor
You'd better plan a mountain trip.
And pack the gay vacation duds,
And leave to patriots the Job
Of raisin spuds.
Omaha. BAYOLL NB TRELE.
For a "Coalition" Cabinet.
vmano. April zi. 10 tne junui- u.
The Bee: .Your editorial advising that
President Wilson recognize his predic- .
ament, so far as the democratic party
Is concerned, and place some repub
lican leaders on his cabinet list, hits
the nail squarely on the head. First
of all, this is not a partisan move
ment we are entering on; It concerns
all the people. If It were a partisan
movement then the president is de
feated by the men of his own party.
Patriotic republicans and democrats
as well realize the country's need and
are willing to sink party differences in,
their efforts to promote general good.
Without their union in congress the
president's program for national de
fense must fail. Then, as you have
pointed out, If the action of congress
depends on the bi-oartlsan coalition
it Is reasonable that the combination
be carried further and that the war
cabinet be made up of the best men
Ul uuLn pariira, lum uic auuun ul line
country will truly be that of the peo
Farm Loans to Help. '
Omaha, April 21. To the Editor of
The Bee: In air papers, news and'
farm, you will find the plea for the
farmer to put all available land Into
crops, raise more live stock, etc. The
government Is calling for enlistment
to the farms. If there is such urgent
need of more crops, more land broken
up, more live stock, why is not some--thing
done by the state and national
governments to help the farmers. We
have a federal land bank authorized
since January 1, 1917, to help the
farmers by loaning them money at
low rate of Interest, but as yet not a
cent has been loaned to them. Farm
ers and stockmen throughout the west
want money so they can get in crops
this spring; are waiting on the federal
farm banks so that they can get money
to buy tractors to put in an increased
acreage;' are waiting for the farm
loans so they can buy seed to reseed
land where the crops have been win
ter killed; are waiting for farm loans
so they can buy stock to build up their
herds. Why not-hurry up the loans
from the federal land bank? The
farmers are giving the best of securi
ties. They cannot borrow over. 60 per
rent nf thA valiiA rit thati. lam., on,.
why not let them have it at once?
Are the speculators in - food supplies
ths cause of this slowness of the fed-
eral land bank in getting started to
loan the farmers money? It will soon
be too late for to help the farmers
with their crop of 1917.
T. C. AliLEN.
4234 S street.
"WSat about tha brld.'a cullusrjr forta!'
"Wall," said his friend judicially, "ba
can make Ice cream that melts la yotr
mouth." Louisville Courier-Journal.
General Debility, Mal-nutrition,
Nervousness, Weakness caused by
Dissipation and Overwork, etc.
At Any Reliable Pharmacy
SALE 11017 Oil
, , Of
16th and Harney St.
permanent relief from
"Hyodwint to txperiment, try some
of those things you talk about. But if
youl.read'.wsnt tnat 'tchin? stopped and
your llein healed, get a jar of Resinol
Ointment. We doctors have been pre
scribing thai ever since you were a small
boy so we ktuw what it will do,", , ; -
Restaol Ointment la so nearly Sealveoterad that It
can ba uted on exposed aarfacea without attracting .
undne attention. Soldbyalldrnniats.. ,
Mrs. Anna Hileman, of Henryetta, Oklahoma, says that she Buffered
for eight years with headache, backache, nervousness and other complaint
caused from womanly troubles and that she had been to many places seek
ing health but was not benefited until she took Cardui. At one time she
was confined to her bed for three months. She further says: "Could sea
after I had taken tha second bottle it was doing me good. .-. Today I am a '
well woman and I know that Cardui. . . baa cured me, and I would advise
ivory Buffering woman to take It" All druggists sell Cardui (pronounced
Card-you-eye) The Woman's Tonic. Try It 11 you seed a medicinal tonia
4 this kind. Get a bote today. . BLI
THE OMAHA BEE INFORMATION BUREAU
Washington, 'D. C.
Enclosed find a two-cent stamp, for which you will please aend me,
entirely free, the pamphlet "Care of Food in the Home."
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