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Acton Concord Enterprise (Newspaper) - August 8, 1917, Acton, Massachusetts PAGE TWOTHE ENTERPRISE Published at Marlboro, Muss., Every Wednesday Evening By The Enterprise Company OFFICE 151 Main Stredt, Marlboro, Mass. Entered no second elans matter August 25, 1903, at tho Post Ofllce at Marlboro, Mnsa.,' Wilder the act of Congress of March 8, 3 870. WALTER B. MOUSE, WALTER P. FRYK, E. A. MERRIMAN, PRESIDENT TREASURER MANAGER SUBSCRIPTIONS .... $1.50 per year In advancc, $2.00 otherwise SINGLE COPIES ........Four Cent3 SIX MONTHS .................. 75o (Including Postage) Maynard, Concord, Sudbury, Acton, BodfordALLlfeS ARE DETERMINED The French and British are in the midst of a great "drive upon the western front that in all probability will develop into the greatest offensive they have ever undertaken. The movement was prefaced with an intense bombardmpnt of the enemy trenches by some of the heaviest guns and concrete fortifications were reduced to dust in short order, dug-outs made untenable and trenches leveled. The defenders were driven out .with shattered nerves and dazed . by, the terrible concussion of bursting shells. At the proper moment the Tommies and the French poured over the top of their trenches and made a rush for the Gentian trenches, capturing three lines and some 3,500 prisoners, took 10 villages and along a line of 20 miles penetrated the enemy's lines for a depth of two miles, and pressed back the lines the Germans had held for three years. This is thought to be a movement to wrest the Belgian coast from the Germans and put a stop to the U-boat activities. „This great drive starts upon the third anniversary of the breaking out of the war shows plainly, that Germany has failed in her. attempts to crush France or England, and that they are stronger today than at any time since Germany poured her legions across Belgium with the intent to conquer the Wori4, and well it is that their plans miscarried. They did overwhelm Belgium and their intentions were to destroy the French army and take Paris; then they planned to turn to the east i^nd crush Russia, and with France and Russia under their feet, England would be an easy mark. Well they knew that France and England were unprepared for a great war and their expectations were to crush them before they could raise ar «vrmy to oppose the well-trained armies of Germany. They maJe their first mistake when they attempted to cross Belgium, for they little realized that that little kingdom would offer serious resistance, and it \\tas the brave and determined men of Belgium who held the Germans in check 'while the French and English rushed their troops to the border to stem the tide of the Teutonic invasion. At first they offered feeble resistance and were driven almost to the gates of Paris when General Joffre by a masterly stroke at the battle of the Marne, turned the tide of battle and the victorious march of the Germans ceasM in the ¡great disaster that turned a series of victories into defeat and sent the astonished Teutons in a mad race to the north.; ......: .«■■! . -firmmmmm The Allies were not strong enough to follow up their victory and the Germans dug themselves in and held on for more than two years, fighting a defensive battle, yet every now and then giving a little ground. By ,ae beginning of the present year the Allies were organized and munitioned and opened the spring campaign with an advance that drove the Germans ¡back for 20 or 30 mile? Vimy ridge, the Arras salient, the 'battle of Messines, and now the great drive in Belgium are proving that the German legions are not invincible and is also revealing the fact that the morale of their armies has been materially reduced from its excellent standard of three years ago.DECISION MUST BE FINAL The United States is fighting Germany because Germany has attacked our material interests, murdered our citizens, seiaed the property and sunk the ships of American citizens upon the high seas, has broken her solemn pledges, has committed acts of piracy, has sent her agents into the United States to destroy property and the lives of our citizens, has been active in embroiling us in war with a friendly nation, and because it is known that vast sums of money were used by Germany to corrupt tho officials of Mexico and her warring factions in the hope that they could "oenct their energies toward a war with the United States, because she has fox-bidden the freedom of the seas to the shipping of the world, because she has violated the rules of international law to the destruction of the American interests, interrupted our commerce, and in fact violated the laws of common humanity whenever she considered it for her interest to do so. She has usurped every international right. Germany started the war for a world conquest antT sought by every means, fair or foul, to embroil the nations or the earth that she might profit thereby. The great crime of the Lusi-tania is one of the blackest pages in our relations with her up to that time, but . she promised to do better and she kept that promise very poorly up to the time her submarine boats were sufficiently numerous and powerful for her to undertake to sink all the shipping upon the high seas regardless of its nationality. These and other things which will fill many dark pages of the history of this war prompted the United States to enter the war as a matter of self-preservation and to maintain the honor of the American flag upon land and sea. We could no longer submit to insult and injury without a protest that should be more potent than a "mere scrap of paper." We could not ?.ee tho smaller nations of the earth swallowed up, their able-bodied men murdered, insulted and enslaved, their women dishonored, their children maimed in the most cruel manner, thousands of men and women inoculated with incurable diseases tht c menaced the safety of the world ¡and atrocities of the most severe and cruel nature committed upon innocent peoples from Belgium to Asia Minor, whole races exterminated in cold blood and by methods of the most revolting nature. The independent and justice-loving people ol the United States could not stand by and see their citizens subjected to cruelties and indignities and neither could we permit these things to go on in other lands. As a result Germany has become an outlaw among nations. All the world has turned againrt her and her military system and will fight until the German people and their arrogant war lords are ready to lay aside the sword and consent to make that reparation which must be made to the nations which she has despoiled. We must have a decision that will be final and absolute. The German idea must be suppressed for it cannot live side by side with the more liberal and democratic civilizai of the world, and because the nations of the world will nor recognize its right to destroy all else in the world when it pleases to do so. The menace of militarism must be removed from the world. .No longer is it safe to permit any nation to become a vast military camp and training school in the arts and horrors of war. Militarism must be banished forever and the energies of man-rind be turned to the arts of peace and the betterment of man-find. Remove from the world the burden of militarism and iberate the standing armies in order that those bearing arms may take their places with other workers in the pursuits of peace and wo have taken from the world our greatest burden, and this war should not be halted until the nations of the earth can agree to live in peace and forever abolish war and preparations for war. If the States of this Union can live together in peace under one central government, all the nations of the earth can do likewise, and why not? TO PREVENT LATE BLIGHT The German arms have been successful in the east, but it « is very doubtful if their victories have served to the purpose Which they had hoped to gain. THey have wrested large tracts óf land from Russia* Roumania, Serbia and Montenegro, but no great armies have been destroyed and no greait victories have been gained, and certainly none that will have very great influence in deciding the war in fav^r of Germany. It is truej that she is in control of all of middle Europe, but the outside is styi able to hold out and in the west is at the present timé administering crushing blows that are telling upon the energies of the central powers. Already there are indications of peace movements on the part of Austria and the socialistic elements of Germany, but a peace based upon the present status would not be a safe conclusion of the war, and it must go on until militarism has had such a shock that peace will look good to . each and every one o^ the belligerents for a long time to come. The entrance of the United States into the war is a discouraging element and while the centx-al powers scoff at the power of the United States they realize that it means much more than .they, are willing to admit, and their statesmen and high officials begin to tremble. Germany would ask for peace if she felt that she could obtain it upon terms that would satisfy her people, but knowing that she cannot, and that any peace which she could at tht present obtain would bring disaster to Germany and the over throw of the ruling dynasty, she will fight on and on, hoping that through some element of chance she may gain a victory that will count to her benefit, when she will spring her peace plans with the hope of obtaining the lion's share. In this she is doomed to disappointment, for the Allies are daily growing stronger and more determined to put an end to the military power of Germany. Never since the Concord fight has the United States pos sessed so many physically unfit for wjir service as at the present time. The situation is alarming. It required a war to learn the facts, but if we are such a nation of physical wrecks we better start a hospital fund at once. The severe heat of the past week has taken the "pep" out of most of us, but a summer without a good long hot spell is no summer at all.VICTORY WITHOUT FRUIT While the German-Austrian forces have driven the Russians back more than 100 miles and over the border into Russia, the chances are more than even that their victory is without fruit, and, rather than a glorious victory for the Teutons, it will serve to illustrate to the Slavish minds that they have paid a tremendous price for the perfidy of treacherous soldiers, and will nerve th^m to renewed efforts to force the invaders jack and out of the country. Germany's victory seems to be but a temporary advantage and it is quite probable that the ground they have sq treacherously won will again be dyed red with the blood of the Teutons who must inevitably yield to the pressure of the Russian bear when he recovers from his panic and turns his face to his enemies, as he most assuredly will; for Russia has pledged herself to stay in the war |o the end and stay she will, and her armies, when purged of the traitors who for German gold have betrayed their countrymen, she will come back stronger and more determined than ever. Unoprayed Crop Threatened Unless Disease Is Controlled by Bordeaux Mixture Washington, D. C.—Potato Iato bliglit, a fUKgoyg disease, ca;;ftbl0 of causing enormous destruction, has appeared in several States from Maino to New Jersey and West Virginia, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. The blight occurred en,rly this year and reports show that it Is more prevalent than usual. While in some fields the blight Is already beyond control, prompt spraying with bordeaux mixture will, in most cases, still he effective, the specialists advise. Unless potato growers spray thoroughly with Bordeaux mixture, tliey fear that the large potato orop that, lias been promised will not ho realized, as late blight, if uncontrolled, is capable of reducing the national crop at the rate of 2,000,000 buShels per day. Potatoes in the northern States are just beginning to form tubers. To produce a large crop the tops must be kept healthy till frost, as the tubers increase In size most rapidly during the last weeks of the season. Tne late blight kills the tops and „causes tho tubers to rot in the ground. The blight starts in a few centers in the field where diseased' potatoes were planted. Brown spots develop on the leaves and a whitish mildew appears on their under side. Frequent rains' and warm, muggy weather furnlsh: ideal conditions for the development of the blight under which the foliage blights rapidly, the leaves hang blackened and dead and the tubers begin to, rot. Dry and hot weather on the other hand tends to cheek the progress of the blight but growers should spra\ immediately and not trust their crops entirely to improvement In weather conditions. As an offective preventive of late' blight Bordeaux mixture has proved its value'for 25 years. Every ferower from Maine to Michigan and south to Virginia is urged to spray at once and repeatedly. Home made Bordeaux mixture i3! best. Use Bluestone (copper sulphate) 4 lbs. Quicklime 4 lbs.1 Water 50 gallons prepare the copper sulphate by suspending it in a gunny sack just below the surface of several gallons of water in a clean ¡barrel. When thé sulphate ia dissolved, which requires three or four hours, remove the sack and stir Into tht barrel enough additional water to make exactly 25 gallons of the copper solution. Prépare the lime by slaking it slow ly and thoroughly In a clean barrel, strain, and add' enough additional water'to'mlake exactly 25 gallons of lime milk. Stir thoroughly/ Pour the two ingredients together Into another barrel, or better direct ly into the spray tank, if it will lioli 50 gallons. It is highly important to stir the mixture very thoroughly and to strain both ingredients before' they are combined, as otherwise clogging of the spray nozzles might re: suit. . Use copper òr bronze wire strainer of 18 meshes to the inch. Do not put copper sulphate or Bordeaux mixture into tin or iron vessls; use wood or copper containers. Mix the Bordeaux us needed and apply at once. It is never so good after it has settled. Where poisons such as arsenate of lead are to be combined with Bordeaux mixture, add the poison after the two solutions are mixed. Then stir well. Stock Bordeaux Solutions Those who uso Bordeaux mixture frequently and in quantity will find it convenient'to keep concentrated stock solutions on hand, as these keep indefinitely if the water which evaporates is replaced. Build an elevated ¡platform to hold the barrels. The night before the day you wish to commence spraying, suspend 50 pounds of copper sulphate' to dissolve in a 50 gallon barrel Of water. Slake 50 pounds of lime in another barrel. Add water to malto 50 gallons óf lime milk. When Bordeaux mixture Is needed, stir both stock barrels well and take fou^ gallons from each stock barrel. Dilute the coppor sulphate in one barrel by adding enough water to make 25 gallons. Dilute the lime milk in another barrel by adding enough water tó make 25 gallons. 'Stir each thoroughly. Combine the two as in previous directions. Thorough agitation is es-sehtial in making good Bordeaux mixture. Prof. Henderson of the bureau of biological chemistry at Harvard says we "are living in extravagance" if our meals cost more than 24c per day. Would the professor kindly take this matter up with the hotels and restaurants for the benefit of the public, for we fear some of them are overcharging. If he fails to convince them of overcharges his argument, as far as we are concerned, is worthless. But when he further says that we should live upon 10 or 12 cents per day we know that he never went to market himself. Such wisdom passeth all understanding.ANTIQUES BOUGHT AND SOLD Write Me What You Have to Offer L. P. GOULDING South Sudbury, Mass. Bought in the celebrated "Tripl-Seal" Brick —by the Plate or Box—in College ibes, Sodas and Cones— lee Cmmm (.Brieli or Bulk) ; is always the most delicious and safest Cream to buy. For 22 years New England's favorite Ice Cream because its purity and flavor are unapproached. The JLRSEY DEAi.GR prizes your trade, why he pays more for JERSEY CREAM- " That's . . _________ -in order to give you the best to be had. "Look for the Tripl-Seal" JERSEY ICE CREAM CO., LAWRENCE, MASS For Sale by (10) S. BARTOLOMEO, Main St., Concord and Concord Junction J. BARTOLOMEO, Thoreau St.; Concord F. S. FEARNS, Druggist, Maynard 'Á Ì ♦ O Here His J What? A NEW GARAGE IN MAYNARD All Work Strictly First-Class Oils Grease Accessories All makes of Cars and Gas Engines Repaired Cylinders rebored A first class mechanic does the work A trWl will convince you Gas ♦ t ♦ i ♦ I ♦ : ♦ ! Garage S 35 Maia Street John Edwapds, Prop Every Girl's Patriotic Duty is to preparé herself fer a business position, and release a young man for .the front. COMMERCIAL. SCHOOL. BOSTON offers you the opportunity to become a competent Accountant, Bookkeeper, Stenographer, Secretary or Commercial Teacher. A large staff of experienced instructors, and ' every facility for your convenience and comfort; insure thorough training and rapid progress. Write, phone or call for fufl information, including . (erhu. :{No solicitors, canoiisstrior agent* employed.) Bryant & Stratton Commercial School 334 Boyhton Street . . . . Boston, Man. . 53rd Year Bcatna Tuck day. Sept'. 4th. The United States soldiers are going into the trenches in France, but they are not going there to hibernate. The American soldier loves not restraint and cannot endure it. He is going to France to fight for the redress of the wrongs which Germany-has heaped upon his native 'ind, and he wants to do the job and return home at the earliest possible moment. There will be something doing along the front when^aur soldier boys get well organized and ready for the business of war. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN tliat the subscriber has been duly appointed, executrix of the will of John Mc-Sweeney late of Concord In the Coun ty of Middlesex, deceased, testate, and: has taken upon herself that trust by? giving bond, as the law directs. All; persons having demands upon the es-. tate of said deceased are hereby re-i quired to exhibit the same; and all persons indebted to said estate are called upon to make payment to Elizabeth McSweeney, Executrix. (Address) Cottage Lane, July 19, 1917. Jy25-Al-8 Plumbing ...... Steainfittini Jobbing i ■ Work Quickly and Efficiently Done Terms Reasonable Thousands of acres of land in Massachusetts that are now clothed in unsightly brush and weeds should be producing ^pmething for the benefit of mankind.TOWN OF MAYNARD The Board of Selectmen will meet every Wednesday evening at 7 p. ni in their rooms. in. Crelghton's Block for the transaction of sucta business as may come before, them. All applications and complaints must be presented at that time or by letter to the secretary of the Board. PRANK BINKS, H. B. MORSE, Sec. ALBERT SMITH hone 308-W Concord Concord Junction, Mass Albert Batley fic Son^Florists All kinds of Floral Work furnished at short n'öticse • Funeral Designs a special feature t i We also give special and prompt attention to all oidörs foi beddings, Parties and all other- occasions where flowers^are: needed Bedding and Decorative Plants always on hand Cabbage Plaits now ready. We expebt to have lu0,^ScaDbage3 this season Prices Right Albert Batley & Son Acton St., Maynard ENTERPRISE ADS PAYBEST ;