Okeene Democrat (Okeene, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 32, Ed. 1 Friday, April 26, 1918 Page: 6 of 8
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The Circus, given Friday night
Bran new $125 buggy for sale
of last week by the Ladies’ Music- at a bargain. Apply at Buick
al Club, was a decided success.
Practically everybody was there
and joined in having a good time.
T h i receips totaled something
Wm. Morks Frank Kubat and
Mirses Emma Morkes and Ruth
Shaffer autoed to Enid and return
S. A. Walton, of Homestead,
accepted delivery Tuesday of a
new engine and separator of the
reliable Case manufacture; pur-
chased through the local Case
Agent, Geo. F. Dusbabek.
The renovation and remodeling
work at Whittett & Hey’s Drug
store has been pushed rapidly
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If Lincoln Lived Today
His Advice to America Would Be
i “Save Your Money and Thrive.”
Y INCOLN knew—he knew the value of money, he
| J knew the courage necessary to save while others
spent—his greatness came through a life of
frugality and self-sacrifice.
If Lincoln lived today his advice to the "great com-
mon people” would again be:
your money and thrive, or pay the
price in poverty and disgrace/9
Plain, simple living, sacrifice and thrift, are the real foundations
of a Nation’s life. At this time of the Nation’s crisis, “thrift” must
be practiced by every man, woman and child.
Do away with needless buying. SAVE, and put a share of your
savings regularly into
War Savings Stamps
War Savings Stamps (earning 4% interest compounded quarter-
ly), and U. S. Thrift Stamps (exchangeable for War Savings Stamps)
may be had ai the post office, nearest bank, trust company or other
authorized agency. Learn from Lincoln the blessing of “thrift,” help
your country and help yourself—start buying War Savings Stamps
or U. S. Thrift Stamps today.
War Savings Stamps
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This Space Contributed by
WAR SAVINGS STAMPS
-ISSUED »Y THE
U. S. Thrift Stampa
May be had at 25c each. Ex-
changeable for War Savings Stamps.
War Savings Committee
of the District of Columbia
U. S. Must Cut Use
Of Wheat by One-Half
America Consumed 42,000,000 Bushels Monthly.
From Now Until Harvest Must Use
RATION PER PERSON IS 1J POUNDS
OF WHEAT PRODUCTS WEEKLY
Military Necessity Calls for Greater Sacrifice Here—Allied War
Bread Must Be Maintained—Our Soldiers and
Sailors to Have Full Allowance.
If we are to furnish the Allies with the necessary propor-
tion of wheat tto maintain their war bread from now until the
next harvest, and this is a military necessity, we must reduce
our monthly consumption to 21,000,000 bushels a month, as
against our normal consumption of about 42,000,000 bushels,
or 50 per cent, of our normal consumption. This is the situa-
tion as set forth by the U. S. Food Administration at Washing-
ton. Reserving a margin for distribution to the army and for
special cases, leaves for general consumption approximately
IV2 pounds of wheat products weekly per person. The Food
Administration’s statement continues: Many of our consumers
are dependent upon bakers’ bread. Such bread must be durable
and therefore, requires a larger proportion of wheat products
than cereal breads baked in the household. Our army and
navy require a full allowance. l*he well-to-do in our population
can make greater sacrifices in the consumption of wheal
products than can the poor. In addition, our population ir
the agricultural districts, where the other cereals are abun
dant, are more skilled in the preparation of breads from thest
other cereals than the crowded city and industrial populations
With improved transportation conditions we now have avail
able a surplus of potatoes. We also have in the spring months
a surplus of milk, and we have ample corn and oats for human
consumption. The drain on rye and barley, as substitutes, has
already greatly exhausted the supply of these grains.
To effect the needed saving of wheat
we are wholly dependent upon the
voluntary assistance of the American
people and we ask that the following
rules shall be observed:
1. Householders to use not to exceed
a total of 1V6 pounds per week of
wheat products per person. This
means not more than 1% pounds of
Victory bread containing the required
percentage of substitutes and one-half
pound of cooking flour, macaroni,
crackers, pastry, pies, cakes, wheat
breakfast cereals, all combined.
2. Public eating places and clubs to
observe two wheatless days per week,
Monday and Wednesday, as at present.
In addition thereto, not to serve to
any one guest at any one meal an
aggregate of breadstufifs. macaroni,
crackers, pastry, pies, cakes, wheat
breakfast cereals, containing a total
of more than two ounces of wheat
cent, of the average monthly amount
purchased in the four months prior to
5. Manufacturer* using wheat prod-
ucts for non-food purposes should
cease such use entirely.
6. There is no limit upon the use of
other cereals, flours, and meals, corn,
barley, buckwheat, potato flour, et
Many thousand families throughout
the land are now using no wheat prod-
ucts whatever, except a very small
amount for cooking purposes, and are
doing so In perfect health and satisfac-
tion. There Is no reason why all of
the American people who are able to
cook in their own households cannot
subsist perfectly well with the use of
less wheat products than one and o*ie-
half pounds a week, and we specially
ask the well-to-do households In the
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flour. No wheat products to be served i country to follow this additional pro-
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unless specially ordered. Public eat
ing establishments not to buy more
than six pounds of wheat products for
each ninety meals served, thus con-
forming with the limitations requested
of the householders.
8. Retailers to sell not more than
one-eighth of a barrel of flour to any
town customer at any one time and
not more than one-quarter of a barrel
to any country customer at any one
time, and in no case to sell wheat
products without the sale of an equal
weight of other cereals.
4. We ask the bakers and grocers to
reduce the volume of Victory bread
sold, by delivery of the three-quarter
pound loaf where one pound was sold
b -fore, and corresponding proportions
In other weights. We also ask bakers
not to Increase the amount of Uieir
wheat flour purchases beyond 70 per
gramme in order that wc may provide
the necessary marginal supplies for
those parts of the community less able
to adapt themselves to so large a pro-
portion of substitutes.
In order that we shall be able to
make the wheat exports that are ah
solutely demanded of us to maintnli.
the civil population and soldiers of the
allies and our own army, we propose
to supplement the voluntary co-opera
tion of the public by a further limits
tiou of distribution, and we shall place
at once restrictions on distribution
which will be adjusted from time to
time to secure as nearly equitable dis-
tribution as possible. With the arrival
of harvest we should be able to relax
such restrictions. Until then we ask
fof the necessary patience, sacrifice
ami co-operation of the distributing
State Guaranty Bank, T. S. Waller, R. Howley & Sons
Ed Hockaday & Co., Okeene Milling Company
Citizens State Bank, Whittett & Hey, National Bank of Okeene
Long-Bell Lumber Co., E. R. Black Merc. Co.
We are prepared to insure your grow-
ing wh9at against loss from hail storms.
We represent the St Paul Fire & Marine
and National Fire Ins. Co., of Hartford,
Conn. Also write Farm, Grain, Live
Stock and City Property. Call or phone
132. T. H. GRENNELL& SON.
ED. P. BARNES, Assistant
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Blackwood, Crawford. Okeene Democrat (Okeene, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 32, Ed. 1 Friday, April 26, 1918, newspaper, April 26, 1918; (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc1077069/m1/6/: accessed July 5, 2022), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.