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Subscrftere leertas the city should bavo Tin Bo. bhIIos)
tkaat. Addreae cbaasatl efte. raojuaeted.
Organization of "relatives' unions" will soon
be in order.
Ruth Law is a good, patriotic girl, even
though she is a high flier.
Sixteenth and Farnam is no good place for a
loose-jawed slacker to go into action. , .
It's too had "Uncle Hod" Boies could not have
lived to see $165 fixed as a maximum price for
As a vendor of booster stuff, Secretary Mc
Adoo deserves a niche in the ad men's hall of
The least the folks at home can do is to supply
the money for the boys who do the work: Buy a
Liberty bond.
It is worth while noting that Gabriel' d' Annun
lia is one of few war-time poets who practices
what he preaches
The Chicago Herald dubs Mayor Thompson
"a phenomenon." Outside of Chicago he is
esteemed "a lemon." '
Omaha is waking up to its duty and may yet
see its name on record as having provided all the
men for the army allotted as its share.
' Returns from registration will be awaited as
eagerly as were returns from the last election,
but with no such uncertainty as to the result.'
' The April rush to the matrimonial bureau by
this time should show a perceptible rush to re
cruiting offices. iTwo months' training fits for
active service. - 1 '
Iowa courts and juries are putting the quietus
on "blue law" enforcement fad very effectively,
but it will take action by the legislature to lay the
ghost entirely. ' . ' "
The patriotic citizen, who has done his full
duty and wears all the buttons he is .entitled
to parade under the circumstances, is . an awe
inspiring spectacle these days.
King Ak-Sar-Ben continues his kindly rule
undisturbed by wars or rumors of wars. If all
other montrchi were like Ak, the world would
bt filled with wllljng subjects.
Another Red Cross unit from the United
States has safely reached the fighting front. And
this, saving corps is but .the-forerunner of the
fighting forces soon to be under way.
: National respect for free speech Is so well
rooted in the American system that we patiently
tolerate the outgivings of the Emma Goldmans,
Be Reitmans, the John D. Works and other
knockers, ; '
If the senate puts the prohibitive tax on
whisky without making ft retroactive, it will be
conferring a never-to-be-forgotten favor on the
whisky trust, which is reported to' have 300,000,
000 gallons safe in atorage now.
Patriotic Nebraskans eagerly await the hour
when the governor's gotd-Iace colonels muster
in their regiments and march whither duty calls.
The event will prove a fitting climax to the
pageantry of the state's golden anniversary.
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Prisoners at Joliet are making poor return
for the privileges accorded them under the mild
discipline rule. The worst of it is that the out
break will not affect alone the condition of those
immediately engaged in it, but to some extent
prisoners all over the United States will suffer
as t result.
One of the coal baron subsidiaries of Pennsvl
vania declares a cash dividend of 30 per cent, pay
able next month, beside distributing a package of
new stock at par. A few short months ago the
barons regaled the public with tearful regrets be
cause they had to slip a petty wage raise down
to the consumer
Arguments for Corn
Mloaeacoll Journal
No Conscripts Here, but Patriots All.
Registration Day is over, and one of the great
est events in American history is a matter of
record. Millions on millions of young men have
put down their names as available for any service
their country may require of them, consecrating
themselves to duty, and by that act dedicating
their lives, if needed, to humanity. These men
are not conscripts in any degree, nor does the
term "selective draft" carry with it any tinge of
duress. It is the application of common sense
to the volunteer system, to make effective the
man-power of the nation and to draw from each
according to his ability, to ordain by orderly
processes the use that is to be made of the mate
rial as well as the moral forces of America.
The event was accompanied by much rattling
of drums and blare of bugles, by waving of flags
and patriotic oratory, but by more of silent re
flection, of serious contemplation and earnest
resolution. The young men who will go out in
the service of their country are making many
sacrifices of which too little account is generally
taken. Almost all of them are in some way
breaking in on Jheir life's program, giving up
prospects for an established business or profes
sional connection, letting go of a good job that
would lead to promotion and a promise of a future
of ease' and honor. Their generation is called
upon to lay aside for the time all personal ambi
tions and enterprises, to give themselves wholly
to an undertaking forced on them by circum
stances, and the desirable outcome of which de
pends wholly on the steadfastness with which
they meet the emergency. None can doubt their
unfaltering zeal, their courage or their faith, and
with them freedom is safe for mankind; ,
The young man who' put his name down as
ready to be called is deserving of a patriot'a full
share in the country's greatness, and wilt receive
it. The worfd never saw such a ceremony as that
of yesterday, and may never see its like again.
' Our Ponderous Registration Machinery.
Why is it that in a great civilized country like
ours, in order to secure an enrollment of men
eligible to military service, we have to go through
the laborious process of registration such as we
have just witnessed? No such system would have
to be resorted to in any of the continental coun
tries of Europe, although it might possibly be
necessary in some of the British possessions, be
cause Old World countries have comprehensive
machinery working all the time to register and
keep track of every person from birth to death.
In Germany, or France, or Switzerland, coun
tries where universal military training prevails,
the class of 1917, or of 1918, or of 1923 is listed
eighteen years ahead of time with names and ad
dresses in the official records, from which they are
stricken only by disability, death or emigration,
and all that is necessary when they are to be
called out is to give notice of time and place.
We are not now arguing as to the advantages
of either plan, but to invite attention to the fact
as bearing on the relative preparedness of differ
ent countries to meet emergencies. It is perhaps
open to debate whether, in this free and enlight
ened country of ours, the people would stand for
the personal inquisition and government espion
age that elsewhere is submitted to as a matter
of course. The contrast, however, only empha
sizes the exceptional degree of freedom which all
of us in this country have enjoyed, but which
at the same time has put us at a disadvantage
when necessary to safeguard that freedom against
the menace of militarism.
Talk is revived on the necessity of teaching
the Europeans to eat our corn. Doubtless enough
of them would be glad to eat it, provided they
could get , it But even greater is the need to
teach the (American to eat his own turn. The
early Yankees began eating corn from dire neces
sity before the Thanksgiving holiday was estab
lished, and laved their lives by means of this ar
ticle of food which the Indiana taunht thirn tn
raise, but the Yankees of today have largely
auanaonea it in lavor ot wneat.
But is there a finer or more toothsome article
of food raised on this continent than commul
mush, fried in butter and eaten with syrup? It is
a dish for king and commoner alike. And the
king who misses it is missing something the lack
us wnico aiscrcaits nis roii laoic. .
' Then there is corn breaxt, a table delicacv in
deed when properly made, and cornmeal mush,
and corn pone, and the queen of them all, the In
dian pudding of old New England in its sturdy
days. This wonderful dish is not nearly so well
known as it should be. When the cook knows
the correct formula for Indian pudding, she will
provide a dish that would lure a St. Simon from
hia pedestal. It is one of the noblest contribu
tions to the table yet made by America,
v The Department of Agriculture provides sue
Stations on various .palatable things that can be
ibricated from cornmeal. Corn should be eaten
not merely to save other and costlier foods, but
because it is itself one of the best foods in the
, Fixing Prices on Cereals,
The Chicago Board of Trade has announced
a maximum price for corn, at which all settle
ments and deliveries are to be made. This action
is in line with the course taken by the same body
to check speculative inflation in wheat prices and
brings up quite an interesting question. If the
government has no authority to determine prices
to be asked or paid for commodities, by what
right does a private association of dealers estab
lish such a limit? The law of supply and demand
does not figure in this transaction, but the arbi
trary rule of artificial control. The present step
may be for the good of mankind or for the pro
tection of broken who have been caught in deep
water, but it is conceivable that the time may
come when the power can be exercised to the
public's detriment or to the undoing of the gam
blers who are caught on the wrong side. In fact,
good reason exists to think it already has been
so used. In the case of the wheat settlement the
price was put at a figure which has not since been
attained, and all sales have been below the mark
fixed as a maximum, although that was the actual
quotation on the day when the action was taken.
This is almost sufficient itself to support the mile
gation that the price was artificial and not war
ranted by the natural laws of trade. The ques
tion is too great and too important in its bearings
to be entirely answered while the presence of
war demands consideration, but it will be well to
keep in mind these steps, for the future must deal
with the problem of price-fixing by law and by
quasi-public bodies.
Our Navy on Guard.
One more little gleam of light on what the
United States is doing in the war comes from Rio
de Janeiro, "passed by the censor," to the effect
that the presence of an American naval squadron
in Brazilian waters has drawn a congratulatory
resolution from the Brazilian congress. It waa
well understood weeks ago that the American
navy would take up the duty of patroling western
Atlantic waters, relieving English and French
warships that had been on the station for nearly
three years, but beyond the mere conjecture noth
ing has been said by our government, while the
newspapers have kept silent as to the movement,
This much of information is permitted now, that
the public may understand that America is not
marking time in the conflict, but is taking full
part. Our navy is on guard, and well we know
what that means. Our army is tugging at the
leash, and soon we will be told that Yankee
bugle notes have awakened the air that re
sponded to Roland's horn at Roncesvalles and
quivered to the call of many a hero ffom Roman
days till now. Uncle Sam is getting down to
business in this war job he has set about.
Prince Udine of the Italian mission reviewed
the midshipmen at Annapolis snd complimented
them as the finest body of men of their class that
he had ever aeen. Marshal Joffre paid a similar
hearty compliment to the eadeta at West Point
Expert opinion is all the more appreciated, be
cause it is true.
President Wilson and Son-in-law McAdoo
ought to get in touch with one another. One in
aista we are going to war to save democracy, and
the other hmti that our purpose is to get rich,
A little snore team work, please.
Science on Wash Day
By Frederic J. Haskin
Washington, June 3. Science has invaded the
laundry. After solving the puzzling problems of
how many calories of proteid and carbohydrate
we should Ket when we buy 11 cents worth of
fish, the microscope and the test tube have deter
mined how often a stiff collar should stand
starching before it cracks at the edges. Seriously
speaking, the problem of making the family cloth
ing last as long as possible is hardly secondary to
that of making the family food, go as far as pos
sible. In war-time textiles are only second to
foods in their value and importance; In Germany
steps are being taken to enforce the burial of the
dead in paper garments so that cloth may be
saved for the living. ,
The recent investigations into the fine Doints
of washing and the mysterious reasons for the
rapid deterioration of some kinds of wash goods
were made by the Mellon Institute of Industrial
Research, which is connected with the University
of Pittsburgh. The research was undertaken at
the instigation of the National Association of
Laundry Owners, but the results include many
points of interest to any citizen who has clothes
and sheets and tablecloths to wash, whether they
are laundered at home or in a power laundry.
The investigators find that there are three es
sential factors in the long life of any- piece of
wash goods. It must be of good quality' to begin
with, it must be properly treated and it must be
properly washed. The factor of quality has to be
seen to when the ourchase is made. The mat
ter of proper treatment is deserving of more atten
tion than it usually gets.
It is a fact not generally realized in the aver
age household that the life of any article or gar
ment which is washed regularly depends not only
on the number of times it goes to the laundry,
but also on how badly soiled it is.. If clothes
and linens are badly spotted and stained they do
not last as long, because tney must be washed
longer and more vigorously. If you Dick uo a
soiled towel or napkin to rub the dust off your
shoes, it may come from the laundry as clean
as the day it was bought, but its life has been
Particular attention was paid by the investi
gators to the life of the starched collar.. In the
course of the research a dozen new collars were
taken and put through the process of washing and
starching again and again. These collars had a
lite of about forty trips through the laundry btr
fore they began to crack at the edges. Similar
collars that were being worn by customer usually
cracked on about the twentieth trip, showing that
the adtuat wear in use accounts for about half the
life of a collar and wear in laundering for the
rest. The scientists also state that much of the
damage to collars is done by putting them on
hastily and taking them off roughly, so' that by
exercising care in these processes the wearer can
greatly increase the lite ot a collar.
That exposure to the air in drying tends to
weaken cloths and fabrics was shown by another
series of tests, which indicate that clothes should
not be left on the line any longer than is abso
lutely necessary. The substances contained in
smoke are known to have an injurious effect on
fabrics. This explains why curtains usually be-:
gin to wear out on the line marked by the open
sash of the window. Managers of large hotels
have long realized this fact, and they have their
curtains washed before they actually begin to
look soiled in order to remove the substances
deposited by the smoky air.
I hat the washing of fabrics tc , frequently may
not be a wise practice was shown by another series
ot tests, which indicate that every washing, no
matter how careful and' gentle, weakens a cloth
somewhat. In these tests a number of handker
chiefs were washed out in perfectly pure cold
water and hung up to dry. After this process
had been repeated eighteen times the handker
chiefs showed, a toss in strength of almost 5
per cent
These tests show that the most economical
practice is to launder garments and linen as often
as is necessary, but no oftener, and to take care
that they are not unnecessarily soiled.
Elaborate investigations were also made into
the various washing materials. It was found that
a combination of soap and washing soda is the
best for use in laundry work. This combination
weakens the cloth less than either soap and water
or soda and water used alone. The investigators
also concluded that one of the most important
parts of the washing process is what they call
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ment should be given just the individual treat
ment it reauires. according to the delicacv of the
fabric and the degree to which it is soiled, whether
it is washed in the power laundry or in the tub
at home. 1
Unseen Forces in War .
St. Louis Croba-Darnacrrt
Mr. Balfour, whose office in the London cab
inet corresponds to that of our secretary of state,
told the Canadians that the British empire had
staked its last dollar on democracy, and he re
ferred to the empire as a government now made
up of "co-ordinated British democracies." This
result he calls a miracle. It has come to pass
during the tug of a colossal struggle whose out
come is still in the ordeal of battle, the sinking of
hundreds of ships, and the mangling or drowning
of thousands of men. Though an aristocrat by
long descent, in the line of the Cecil, famous in
the days of Elizabeth, Mr. Balfour's description
of the British empire of today is a group of "co
ordinated democracies," reaching from spacious
Canada to spacious Australia. '
Such an expression would not have come from
a British minister three years ago. Nor could it
then have been supposed that Lloyd George would
now be the British premier Not alone in the
British empire is war legislating. Russia is un
dergoing a profound transformation, with its for
mer czar no longer mentioned in its public af
fairs. The United States is about to send an
army to France. We are preparing to defend our
country, its rights and dignity, on an adequate
scale. War is certainly legislating for us as well
as Others. Only Junkerdom tries to stand im
movable. The mills of the gods are grinding on.
In every nation manhood is in the crucible. Let
us hope that we shall not in any respect be found
lacking in the assay.
Mr. Balfour declared in Canada that "autoc
racy, enthroned in the central powers, precipitat
ed the war to gain domination of the world." It.
is a larger order than can be filled, ;
Shafts Aimedat Omaha
York News-Times: Omaha and Douglas
county officials are having a great row over
charges of official corruption. Let them fight un
til, like the historic Kilkenny cats, there is noth
ing left but their tails.
Kenesaw Progress: Some of the rottenness of
Omaha is coming to the surface again. That city
has been misgoverned -for years by a pack of
looters, but it appears now that the day of reckon
ing is at hand tor some of them. .
Fremont Tribune: Even in Omaha the boot
legger is getting it in the neck in a way that
makes him look sick and discouraged. Nobody
his fewer friends than old John Barleycorn, and
the number is growing less and less at asrapid
Aurora Sun: Omaha the last week made dis
covery of two of its trusted citizens having "gone
wrong." One of them was a prominent real estate
broker, who departed for fields unknown and left
his newly acquired partners holding the sack for
several thousand dollars. The other was a trusted
employe of a well known bonding company, who
also decamped, leaving the strong box abort a
nice sum. In neither of these cases, strangely
enough, is any mention made of wine and women
except in the case of the broken-hearted young
wne wnom tne latter leiiow lett benine
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Proverb for the Day.
Circumstances alter cases.
One Year Ago Today In the War.
Germans occupied Fort Vaux, called
"the key to Verdun."
Russians continued vigorous drive
against the Austrians, taking 29,000
Further German attacks on salient,
and a British trench gained at Hooge.
In Omaha Thirty Years Ago.
' A lunch party was given by Mrs.
George W. Amtu, at which the follow
ing ladles were present: Mrs. J. M.
Metcalfe, Mrx. General Dandy, Mrs.
Dr. Lee, Mra. W. A. Redlck, Mrs. Hall,
Mrs, Kitchen and Mrs. Morse.
S. S. Auchmoedy gave a supper to
the newspaper reporters who have for
the last year made dally visits to the
county clerk's office In search of news
The St. Phllomena Literary society
elected the following officers for 1887:
President, William Doran; first vice
president, Miss Nellie Garvey; second
vice president, Miss Mollie Heelon;
secretary, M. J. Scanlan; treasurer,
Miss Lizzie Dwyer; trustees, P. C.
Heafey, T. J. O'Nell and John Mullen.
William Bpauldlng, the newly ap
pointed depot transfer' agent, has as
sumed the duties of his position.
C. S. Hlggins has secured control
of the St, Cloud restaurant on Doug
las street.
The Omaha Literary and Scientific
club held a special meeting at the
Omaha Business college and elected
the following officers: Julius S. Cooley,
president; W. P. O'Neill, vice presi
dent; G. A. Rathbun, treasurer.
At a meeting of the Leavenworth
street property owners, held at Por
ter Bros.' store, Euclid Martin was
elected chairman, George H. Hobbie
acting as secretary.-
This Day tn History.
1786 Nathaniel Gorham of Massa
chusetts chosen president of the Con
tinental congress.
1798 Imprisonment for debt abol
ished by act ot congress.
1799 Patrick Henry, patriot,
statesman and orator, died tn Char
lotte county, Virginia. Born at Stud
ley, Va., May 27, 1736.
1804 Louis A. Godey, who pub
lished the first magazine exclusively
for-women, born in New York City.
Died in Philadelphia, November 29,
1849 General Edmund P. Gaines,
distinguished commander in the war
ot 1812, died at New Orleans. Born
In Culpepper county, Virginia, March
20, 1777.
1861 Count Cavour, the "regener
ator of Italy," died In Turin. Born
there, August 10, 1810.
1867 Attempted assassination of
Czar Alexander of Russia, as he was
driving in Paris with Napoleon III, by
a Pole named Berezowskl. N
1898 Spanish cruiser Reina Mer
cedes sunk at Santiago. '
1916 Death ot Yuan Shl-kai, presi
dent of the Chinese republic.
The Day We Celebrate.
Dan R. .Mills haa a birthday today,
being 66. He waa born in Des Moinea
and is president ot the Mills Advertis
ing company.
Alexandra, Feodorovna Romanoff,
late empress of Russia, born in Hesse
forty-five years ago today.
Major Andrew Moses, member of
the general Btaff of the United States
army, born In Texas, forty-three years
ago today. ,
Madame Rejane, for many years a
leading actress of the French stage,
born In Paris, sixty years ago today.'
Hon. John D, Hazen, Canadian min
ister of marine and fisheries and min
ister of the naval service, born in New
Brunswick, fifty-seven years ago to
day. Rt. Rev. James A. McFaul, Catholic
bishop of Trenton, born In County An
trim, Ireland, aixfy-seven years ago to
day. Ellwood P. Cubberley, dean of the
new school ot education of Leland
Stanford, Jr., university, born at An
drews, Ind., forty-nine years ago today.
Timely Jottings and Reminders.
The American Jewish Historical so
ciety attains its twenty-fifth birthday
William J. Bryan is to deliver the
commencement address today at the
University of Kansas.
Sterling, Kan., is to be the meeting
placo today of the general synod of
the Reformed Presbyterian Church of
North America.
A convention of the International
Association of Policewomen is to open
in Pittsburgh today and will continue
in session through the remainder of
the week.
The present constitution of the com
monwealth ot Massachusetts, in force
for Upwards of a century, is to under
go a thorough revision at the hands
of the constitutional convention which
assembles in Boston .today.
Social problems arising from the
war are to come up for discussion at
the National Conference ot Charities
and Correction, which asaemblea in
Pittsburgh today for a session of one
Plans for a consolidation of the Nor
wegian Lutheran synod, the Hauges
synod and the United Norwegian
Lutheran church are to be considered
and acted upon at a convention which
is to meet today at St. Paul.
' A conference has been called to
meet In Washington -today under the
auspices of the American League for
National Unity, which is endeavoring
to find a channel through which every
man exempted from military service
may serve the nation during the war.
Storyette of the Day.
Stubbs waa feeling his way to the
kitchen stove In the dark when he fell
over the coal scuttle.
"Oh, John," called Mra Stubbs,
sweetly. "I know what you need. You
should get what they have on battle
ships." "What's that?" growled Stubbs, as
he rubbed his thins.
"Why, a range finder."
And what Stubbs said about wom
an's wit was a plenty. Buffalo News.
Tht tM-plsne can be launehed from a mr
fthip under way. can fly ahead of it. and.
by maani of wlreleaa, give notie of hoatila
hlpt at laaat aixty miitt away from Its
floatlni baat.
The Revenue Cutter service, now a part
or the united sutee eoait guard, . waa
founded in 1700 and haa participated in
every war on the aea in which our nation
haa been Involved. ,
The United Statea army operates schools
for baker and cooks- at Waahing ton 'bar
racki, Waihlntton, D. 0.; the Preaidld,
Monterey. Cal. : Fort Sam Houston. Tex.,
and Fort Shafer. Hawaii. The personnel ot
a bakery company SotaJr Uty-ono men.
Operating twelve ovena, auch a company
will aupply bread tor 84,000 men. With an
army In the field It la located from thirty
to sixty mues behind the front lines.
Soldiers' Dependents.
Norfolk, Neb.. June 4. to the
Editor ot The Bee: Are there any
arrangements in effect, public or pri
vate, whereby those subject to draft
by reason of age and with persons
dependent en them, can have those
dependent on them taken care of as
well as those who support take care
of them in case any those subject to
draft go to war?
If a man were exempted because of
this feature, but was willing to go If
his folks were taken care of properly,
are provisions in effect to do so?
Kindly answer fully. Thanking you,
I remain, yours truly,
Ans. No arrangements for caring
for dependents have yet been made. It
Is understood that only those without
dependents will be first taken, but
this is not decided on as a fact.
Where Grant Got His Army.
Omaha, June 4. To the Editor of
The Bee: This clipping from the Na
tional Tribune of Washington might
well be published at this time:
"Surprise is often expressed that
there are so many veterans of the
civil war still living. The fact is that
the war was fought, at least on the
northern side, by boys. Of the 2,159.
798 enlisted there were only 46.626
who were over 26 years old. The
official figures of the age at enlist
ment in the civil war were read in the
house of representatives the other day
by Joseph C. Cannon and they are as
Thoae 10 years and under.... 26
Thrwe 11 ypara and under.... 2S
Those 12 years and under.,
- Those 13 yeara and under..
Those IS yeara and under..
Those lfi years and under..
Those IS years and under..
Those 17 years and under..
Those IS years and under..
Those 21 years and under
(these iwo classes make
the total number of en
listments) 2,169,718
Those 22 years and over
(these two classes make
the total number ot en
listments) 611,611
Those 26 years and over.... 46,626
"It will be noticed from this state
ment that the greatest number of en
listments were of boys 18 and under.
In a great number of cases these boys
became officers before they were 20,
some of them even .reaching the rank
of captain. The methods of war have
so changed that in future armies there
must be a far greater portion of ma
ture men. There must be a large
number who can handle the intricate,
complex and death-dealing machinery
and engines of destruction."
104, S7
Plea for Socialism.
Omaha, June S. To the Editor of
The Bee: Instead of being tolerant and
advocating tolerance on the part of
others during the great world crisis
you are trying to create a condition
of intolerance and to usher in a period
such as existed during the inquisition.
No Insult was offered the United
States flag when the mover of the
motion to clean it made up his mind
It needed cleaning. In fact he showed
more reverence for it than thoso who
unjustly hold up the price of food
under its folds when people are starv
ing to death in the midst of plenty. I
also wish to call your attention to the
fact that Just such intolerable condi
tions as you suggest put Nicholas
Romanoff out of a job and too much
of this kind of talk might put the
capitalist class in this country to work
at useful labor.
Do not be too hasty In condemning
Others whose motives you do not know
or understand. Be kind, be tolerant
and help us in a peaceable solution of
the great world problems. We ask the
co-operation of all peaceable, liberty
loving people to help us in our work
and to frown upon intolerance and
repression. Let us be a united people
in our fight for a true and worldwide
democracy. JESSE T. BRILLHART.
Feed the Mothers, Says Jerry.
Omaha, June 4. To the Editor of
The Bee: I read with pleasure In
your great paper articles by Mr. A. R.
Groh. ' However, there is a topic which
Interests me above others, and I
would feel grateful if lr. Groh could
give It some attention. It is the great
est problem that confronts the na
tion. It surpasses forts and fortresses,
for it goes deeper than a submarine,
and battleship appropriations, and the
buying of Liberty bonds. It is more
elevating than aviation. It Is the only
"Conservation and Council of De
fense" that does any good, and Is to
see that the mothers of the American
race are well fed. I believe that the
solution to this problem could be
reached If our distinguished heroines
who are joining aviation corps and
learning to become crack pistol shots,
etc., likewise volunteering to work in
the farmers' kitchens, care tor the
children and keep them neat while
their mothers work in the fields, would
volunteer to investigate the "small sal
aries'' paid the "working women."
While there is not -as much osten
tatious patriotism about feeding the
mothers as learning how to knit socke
for their sans, nevertheless, the act
is more meritorious and humane, for
the government is supposed to look
after the soldier boys, but. lo and be
hold, society is doing nothing syste
matical for the mothers.
Calls for Patriotic League.
Omaha, June 4. To the Editor of
rne uee: a patriotic league buquiq
be formed in the city of Omaha. No
danger awaits our country so great as
when the heart and soul of the coun
try does not enter into the government
ot the country. No danger awaits a
community, and especially a metro
politan city like Omaha, so great as
when its duties -or its business affairs
are interfered with by arbitrary ac
tion from any portion of its people.
This organization should be founded
so deep in the love and spirit ot the
people, so patriotic for the destiny ot
our freedom, so deeply sensible for
the rights of all, so profoundly secure
in respect for constitutional law, or
der and liberty, that no one could
with impunity assail a single principle
of freedom involved in the great world
war that Is upon us. or to interfere
with any measure necessary in th
mobilisation of our army or navy, or
In financing and equipping the same;
to command respect for the American
flag and the righteous spirit of human
liberty it represents.
The time hw come when every
available force and impulse of our
country ehould be invoked to do their
full duty. It should be a patriotism
so strong that race distinction will be
set aside; there should be but one
thought, and that America. Our sol
diers will soon take their places In
the forefront of battle in Europe. Let
our support be so loyal to them that
their ranks will be strengthened so
their valor and fame will place Amer
ica's name foremost in liberty's cause,
commanding the respect and challeng
ing the admiration of the civilized
world. The time has come when we
should revive the sentiment of Gen
eral John A. Dix of New York, "If any
man attempts to pull down the Amer
ican flag, shoot him on the spot."
Shells fired from tha ffreat suns of tho
modern battleship start with a veloeiay of
upwards of 2,000 miles an hour.
Is to "keep things going" just sb though
there were no war.
To "hold buck" or "retrench" in the
purchase of household needs or comfort
giving articles because we're at war
would be one of the most unpatriotic
acta imaginable.
For, now, more than ever. It Is to the
interests of the whole country and every
individual in it to keep all kinds of
business normal.
Each man each woman must do hti
or her part to "keep things going."
Our stores will ever do their part by
using President Wilson's admonition,
"Quick Service and Small Profits" as
our guide, i
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