The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on September 16, 1918 · Page 9
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The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas · Page 9

Hutchinson, Kansas
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Monday, September 16, 1918
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1 MONDAY, 16, 1618. fffiBJ HtfTOBfINSON NEWS. PA OK NINE. DRINK BILL IS HIGHER Vforc Spent for Drink, but Less Drunkeness. •VAR RULINGS RESPONSIBLE to. Drain Hied in England for Llquor~ Women Drink Less, Also. London.— (CdrrespondcnOc of The Associated Press.)—Before (ho war ihe people of this country spent ?8U0.- 000,000 ft year for drink. Now they spend 1,1100,000,000. Nevertheless here in not half Hie drunkenness In these wartimes that there wus In 1913, .leavy taxnllon to provide war funds accounts for the public's Increased drink bill, not further Indulgence. In fact, excessive drinking has declined more than SO per cent, and there has been an enormous gain in national efficiency. All this has come about, Lord Il'Ab- ernon, chairman of the Liquor Control Board, told the Associated I*ress, ns a result of the war regulations Introduced by the government. Still Hoping. •"There is grout ground for hope," he said, "that tjie progress made toward temperance under war conditions won't lie lost, that it will bo continued by post-war action along lines similar to the restrictions now In force." Such action must come, If taken, from I'nrllament. Tho life of the present regulations will terminate one year afler peace has liecu declared. According to I«rd D'Abernon, It is certain that the country will never go back to pre-war conditions. The board's regulations limiting the Hours for the sale of liquor, culi ting down the alcoholic contents of both spirits and beer, and abolishing treating wcro taken to rather kindly, oU the whole, In lord D'AbCrnoh's Opinion, Little Frlillon. "There has been very little friction," he nnld. "Wo-have had some complaints to the effect that 'It costs an enormous amount of money to get drtnk now,' but that Is wtnctly what should be the case. Tho question of the price of alcoholic drinks compared to that of food In Very Important. If liquor Is too cheap that, fact leads to overindulgence. The duly of beer Is now seven limes what it was ten years ago, and the duty on spirits also has been greatly increased. "It Is clear that public opinion will not tolerate a return to the bad conditions which undoubtedly existed bo- foro the war. It is recognised that tho present system affords a basis for a permanent settlement of the drink question acceptable to all." More than twice as much money. Is ago used for brewing purposes Is approximately tt>: In 1913 approximately 6 percent WAS used for making beer ftnd 2% per cent for distilling Bplrils. Thus thefe has been a deduction from $% per cent to KV4 per cent. HAS GOOD DISPLAYS One of the Interesting Booths is the Model Pood Conservation Kitchen, The agricultural building will be ol much Interest this year, owing to . _ , food being so important during these spenut in England for drink as fori Wftf timns . The different displays arc bread, and the outlay Just about equals the expenditures for meat. The Revenues. After the war the government's revenues from duties on drink aro expec- lo amount to from $500,000,000 to $750,000,000, a., sum almost equal to the total tax revenue before the war. England has been noted for Its heavy stout, bitters and ale, and-tboj AJihii-y"department °is a brewers thought (hat. dilution would: i ornle d from honey-como. greatly Injure their business. Hut (hoy have done far better than they thought was possible, The quantity of alcohol. In ueor has splendid, and most at the vegetables, fruits and grains look fine. The Apiary department looks good this year. Dr. A. D. Harrington has nn especially good exhibit of strained honey, .honey-comb and neon-wax. He also has in his display fruits canned with honey, instead of sugar. Another Interesting display In the largo bee Model Kitchen. The model kitchen which ivas built for tho Food Conservation exhibit is been reduced by nearly livn-lhirds.! we H worth any one's tlmo lo stop and Orent Improvement has been mailo.mko no, e of. It Is petitioned otr and In the manufacture of light'beers,'1" ttn '< lci1 ' modern kitchen, which nre said to bu growing steadily! The kitchen contains nn electric In favor. The strength of spirits bc-'otove, on oil stove, a kitchen cabinet, Core the war averaged about 22 de- a sink, n refrigerator and a couple of grees under proof. They have been kitchen tables. These kitchen fur- weakonod, under the regulations, to nlshings were donated by the different an average of between 3S and 10 un-j furniture,stores in town, dor proof. The refrigerator was donated by the The Reasons. . | timber Furniture Co., the kitchen cabin discussing the sharp decrease in . incL and tablets „by the Sisk & Hrnm- heavy dTlnklng, Lord D'Abernon said i bio Furniture s'ore. the sink by the it might be thought that, the absence j Illclcorson IMiimbins Co., ibo oil from the country of millions of sol- stove was fumlshed sby the O'Donnell dlers was responsible in large part for) Hardware and the electric stove do the improvement. This Idea, lie point ed out. was refuted by statistics which showed the decrease In drinking by women was just as great us that by men. nat'ed by the United Water Light and tins office. Demonstrations will be glverT'every day from this model kitchen and will be an interesting booth during the No grain Is now being used in Eng- fair. Miss Frances Brown of the land for making spirits. The tnaitu- Manhattan College has the booth in factum of whiskey was stopped two charge with sc^gnil able assistants vears ago. Concerning beer, I^nl - The canned' fruits and vegetables b'Abcrnou said: "Tho net total of will be-an especially interesting item cereals used annually for brewing Is ai. the fair and there is a splendid dis approximately 382,000 tons. Compnr- Piny, cd with the total amount of cereals grown^hero and Imported 15,500,000 tons, this shows that the net percent- Sort flank (beef) fat tried out is a good and inexpensive fat for frying. FIGHT WAS HARD ONEl 3m (uRTis$wm (&> HUTCHIN50NT* KAN6A &7«*- KAN6A& The Rote of the French Divisions! Was to Attack Head. AND IT ALL HELPED A LOT St. Mihie! Was Taken Without aj Eight—It Was Done at "the Right Time. With the American , Army In France, Sunday, Sept. 15. (13y neuters.)—The role of the French divisions engaged In the St. Mihiel battle was to attack the head of the salient and assist the Americans in their drive against Its western rront, vhlle the main mass of the Americans was pushing through the southern side of the salient. Only a few French divisions were engaged, one or which, under American command, formed the extreme left nf I ho attack on the western front of tho salient. It had a powerful • force of Americana on its right. Made Advance. This Franco-American army started from the region of Les Kparges and advanced southeastward to Join hands with the Wpoyrc army from Vigneullos, Other French divisions co-operated in the attack on both sides of the blunt head of the salient. The hardest task Tell lo the division which attacked north of St. Mi- hie!. It had to fight Its way across the densely wooded lmisiiif. or the heights of the Mouse mid' carry hills •of twelve hundred feet In the face of enemy resistance. This division alone took 2,500 prisoners, of whom 2,500 were Austrians. St. Mihiel Easy. St. Mihiel, cut orr from the'north and the south, was taken without a right, tho Germa'ns slipping, out on Thursday night. Aware that an attack was Imminent they had begun u reireal to the Illndenburg line, or as they call this section, the "main line of derense." This "Krienibeld" position spans the baso of the salient from Etaiu lo tho vicinity of Pngnyr The attack was launched at. exactly at I be right moment:" Had it been postponed a day or two linger,. the enemy would have had his troops safely stowed away behind the Kricni- held trenches and the Allies would have captured neither men nor materials.. Enemy stores and depots in the salient had to bo ; burnod and the Germans sel fire to villages In Hie plain beyond the Mouse, but the damage done was less than anticipated. !l French and American forces were today In contact witlT the Kricmheld defenses which are c'erUAtuly of enormous strength. Yet it may he doubted whether the enemy feels safe in these entrenchments after having been driven In a day from some of the strongest natural positions on the whole front. These positions withstood some of the fiercest assaults of the war. UNIVERSITY^ OFFICER'S TRAINING SCHOOL THIS YEAR * Boys Within the Draft Age Have Splendid Chance to Get Ahead. Moro Hutchinson boys will outer tue Kansas University this yeatv-thun ever before and this is caused by tho fact lhat the I'nlversiiy will become an officers training camp for the national army us the boys of university ago all come under the draft call of September 12th. It will be inten'.iting lo know or the great preparations being taken tor the care or ilu- boys. About 2 ,50 (1 will be eared for al K. U. and for the next two weeks ihey will he Riven all.of the various examinations anil receiving the dilferent kinds of "shots" of anti-serums. While in training the boys will receive $30 a month from the government, jnst «« though they were al an army camp, and will receive their board and will lodge in the big barracks on slope of the hill, north of the university and towards the .McCook field, now being erected. One of the interesting results of this gathering of the boys in the bat- racks will bo that the fraternity houses will not be occupied this winter in all problllty. Chancellor Strong says that there probably will not ho a dozen of men in tho university not In the army and that all of the courses are being remodeled to make tho men fit to be pf- fleers in the army. Those who do (ho work well will *e officers and ttiose who do not get along so well will become non-coinmlssloned officers and privates. LIMITS CHILD LABOR. New Education Bill Provides Compulsory Education. Washington.- Tho liouso of commons lias, passed on third and final reading the education bill Introduced last year, which will limit child labor, Tho bill is expected to bring about many changes in the educational syB- tem of Kqsland. The bill provides for 1 nursery schools for children under 5 years of ago and compels attendance at school of all between 5 and li. It also forbids the employment tor profit of any child under 12> $1.00 Way. Men's suits or overcoats cleaned and pressod (1.00, E. E. Gallup, 119 N. Malu, Phone 901. MOD, TUurs. 13-tf Tire Service Call 3020. King Auto Supply, 834 South Main. '•-...«. '-• M-«t Our Out-of-Town Visitors Receive the same prompt service and careful attention as our city customers * We always try to make the ' visits of out-of-town folks pleasant at all times. We want them to feel v at home here. We want them to feel that they can come in, walk around, look at things and go out without buying if they choose. We want them to use the store as a source of useful information regarding styles, prices and merchandise in general. We try to make their visit here profitable by offering the largest possible stocks of the newest and best goods of the market at the lowest possible prices. Many, indeed, are the out-of-town people whom we number among our best patrons. Doubtless they are attracted here by the service and values they have received and lb at they continue to do the bulk of their purchasing here is con- firrfiatiou of our claim of giving prompt, careful service and the best values possible. Won't you stop in and visit us when attending The State Fair. Ul =THE CURTIS STORE CO.= III ||H ™I >rROMaJi )5oiDIERS »»»SAn .(«S! First Letter Received. Following is a letter from Francis 10. Sklrk, who Is in 20 Co., Id Depot Ilrigude at Camp Funston. This Is the rirsl letter (hat has been received Irom him. His letter follows: Camp Funston, Sept. 8, 1318.. Dearest Mother and Sis: Will drop »ou a few lines this afternoon as I have a few minutes lo spare. We arrived here at 10:30 Saturday morning and sot oft I ho train and they made us run for about three (pinners of n rnllc to the medical bead quartet's, there w6 were examined and those ol' us that passed drew our clothing. My shoes are as heavy as they make them and are number 8- There are a bunch out here carrying rocks up a bill that is about ISO!) foot high, "tin ha". Wednesday noon —Well I will finish your letter now, have, been carrying big rocks ail morning and learning how lo siand dress parade. There are some new rookies light beside us that just came from St. Louis this morning. Wan vaccinated and Innoctilated day before yeslerdny and both arms are sore. Was In kitchen police yesterday, some awful place hut every one has to lake his turn. Oriel Gardner and lrcton are ;n the next company to me, Jlojuire and write me a long letter and have ilea write one to. Co. 28 104 Depot llrigade, Camp Fiiuston. Willi love to all. Your son and brdilicr, FRANCIS E. SHI UK. Boosts the Y. M. C. A. Following is a letter from Sergeant Major Don V. Heed, who Is with fbe Motor Supply Train lltl over there, lie tells of how much the Liberty Loans help. His letter follows: France, Aug. 25. 101K. Dear Carr :~lt Is said that llio "V" Is about to make another drive and 1 want to take thi« opportunity of boosting lor the institution. One in KansaH has no idea ol" the work being done by the "V." It is the one thing that makes tho army life endurable. The personnel consists of some of the most scli-sacrlficIng men in tho world and all the boys love them, from the good words spoken to tho new arrivals to the last words to the men who are moving up the advlco ami admonition of tliu "V" tecretaries is good. Tbc-y look after tho material as well as the spiritual •welfare of tho men and are worthy of every consideration. With reference to the next, loan. Wo from Kansas know that our people aro going to do as they have always done— -over-subscribe. When our chance comes lo move up toward "Hell" we are going to take tha cheery "got one for me, boys'' of tho "1"' sesrotary jmd, mov.e on In confl- gMtaaawramaariium m »«•— 1 deuce, knowing that our folks at home nre going to uend one or more bullets at the boetio for every one aimed at us. U you couhl actually see ihe conditions as they me, you would have to waste no lime iidjorliHing a Liberty Loan. It is only the people who do not know or du noi care who hesitate in that mutter. Yours very truly, DON' F. Ill'luu, Sergeant Major Motor Supply Train •116, American K, F. / Useful all over the farm, International .Motor Cultivators, l'ull your disk burrows, drills, seeders, land packer, land rollers, peg-tooth burrows or any field work that four horses would do. Wee them today at the Harvester Company's Slate Fair ICxbibit. M-«i Notice. Phono 2020 nighi i;r day for Knight Tires and lire repairs during Fair week. Tire Hospital II Sherman east. 12 I till 17-1S BUSY AT UNIVERSITY to Students Army Training Corps Have About 2,000 Member* Lawrence, Kans., Sept. 16. -Enrollment of students ol' t .ie University of Kansas who aro to be members of the students' army training corps, begun this morning, and If Is expected nearly 2,00(1 will lie registered before tomorrow night. Thiti week anil next, are to be. spent in or­ ganising the military companies and college work, which, ror the members of llio students' army training corps will he largely military in its character, will not begin until October 1, wle-n women and youths below the draft age will be admitted to llio t'ni- verslly. Military instruction Is in charge nf Captain II. T. Seher, a veteran of the I'hilippfne and Mexican border campaigns, besides ul' nearly a year In France Willi the regular army. The lniernuiional Harvester Coin puny liiiililvr.'i ol' Mogul and Tliau Trader'. Seveniyrive years knowing how in build larm machines. Twelve yearn exierii'iiee building tractors. An absolute gtmranti f a satisfactory iraeior. :-:oc Hliem today at the Harvester Coin puny s exhibit at the I'air H tit McADOO TO QUIT TREASURY JOB TN SHIFT William G. McAdoo is to tpjlt his job as secretary of the treasury with the oucnine of tho fourth liberty loan campaign, .'. is reported, lie will devote all hu time to handling tho railroads. A new cabinet office, that of secretary of transportation, may bo established for him. John Skelton Williams is slated to succeed McAdoo as secretary of the treasury. 9 WW

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