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Grand Traverse Press (Newspaper) - May 24, 1918, Traverse City, Michigan Page 4 the a Bess to averse City Michigan state troops warmly praised gov. Of Utah rigidly inspects Michigan constabulary at East Lansing. Home troops held As Model organization of state constabulary is serves to keep our Industrial Troub less to a minimum. Prudden urges people Lay in Coal Supply now Farmers will be doing a patriotic service to set aside hard Coal Burner and use Wood. May 24, 1918 Lansing Michigan s Stato constabulary or As it is officially known Michigan permanent troops at their Kast Lansing Post were rigidly inspected and warmly praised recently by Simon Arnberger governor of the state of Totah. Not Only did the governor of the mormon slalom pare the Michigan men to the Pennsylvania constabulary the pioneers in the Field but he. Also commented at considerable length up on the Wisdom of the Michigan officials in the establishment of the constabulary some months ago. If you had t organized such a body of men he put it Yon undoubtedly would have had a lot of Industrial trouble in your Industrial cities and in the Copper and Iron mining districts. And i am Toul you have had practically none at after inspecting the Barracks and those of the troops who were in Easi Lansing accompanied by col. Roy 0. Vandercook governor Bamberger Dis. State fuel administrator while urging people in cities to buy Coal now in order that another fuel famine such As was experienced last Winter will not be repeated Calls upon Farmers and others located where Wood is easily accessible to Lay in a store of that kind of fuel 1 or Sev eral reasons. It will relieve the fuel situation in those places throughput the state where Wood is not obtainable at any Price and will give the railroads an Opportunity of transporting what Coal there is obtainable to the larger Indus trial centers where huge munition fac tories Are working night and Day shifts getting out munitions of War. In most Rural districts there is a certain Quantity of Wood that can be easily obtained and at a slight expense especially to tie Farmer who has the Means of hauling it. Rainy Days Dur ing the Spring when farming operations Are at a standstill can Well be used in gathering in next Winter s Wood Supply or when that task is com Pletti cutting a Supply that neighbor ing towns May be furnished with fuel next Winter in the event Coal is not obtainable which May be the Case. Attention is called to the shortage of Anthracite Coal this year. The government is using great quantities on its boats thus cutting Down the natural surplus that accrues during to fumes of peace. This Coal is needed badly cussed in detail his ideas As 10 state government being boo Keleb . And heat for steam Power boats used in transport ing we have some Peculiar situations in Utah said he and we Are Awan that before very Long we must Havn a state constabulary. And i propose to Model it in Many ways after your Michigan organization a portion of which i have seen Fere today. Pos Sibly it will not be necessary for us to have As Large an organization As you have right at the Start but we can use your system and have our Barracks arranged much As you do. At present we have two companies of regular army a ten at Camp Doug lass. They have been used to keep Down any disorder we May have. We have larger smelters in our state with a population around them much As you michigander have in your cop per and Iron countries. You know what that Are sitting on a possible Volcano All the time. So far the government has been very kind to the two companies with us but recently in Washington i was informed that it would not until the government would have to Send the soldiers for intensified service Over seas. Then we will have to have a constabulary for our National guard is gone. Little thought has Ever been Given the idea of a state constabulary in Utah until very recently. Nevada has a Small Force of 25 men while Cali fornia has one of larger proportions now in process of organization. The governor of Nevada not Long ago that he to Ltd not know what might have happened in his state this Winter had it not been for the constabulary. Not Long ago too in a Conversa Tion with governor Brumbaugh of Pennsylvania he told me that the 110 mounted men the state now had scattered Over it were Worth infinitely More than the temporary Mili Tia which have been organized anal constantly drilling. I cite both of these governors merely to show that the constabulary now cons cd ered the Best plan a state can have for Home Protection. We intend to have one in Utah and not have to wait for the legislature to meet next Spring to organize it either. Under our taws i can organize it my self. While there have been complaints and i so oppose always will be about the Cost to the state and the taxpayer where a permanent Force of constabulary is maintained it strikes me that counting the Cost 1n dollars and cents is the least of the question. If you count the coat of what Lawless mobs might do in dollars and cents Yogi find that your total runs will also away up. If the state constabulary. Even at a huge Cost for maintenance can prevent loss of property running into the thousands to say nothing of the loss of lives i would consider that almost any sum of initial expenditure were wisely governor Bamberger during his stay in Lansing i Ere he was making Liberty loan speeches went into de tails As to the method of working out War activities on the part of Michigan. In Many respects he said the prob lems which his state had to face were Akin to those arising in Michigan. He was much interested in the move ments in Michigan for the Purchase of seed Corn tractors and other plans by which it is expected to accentuate and increase the crops this year. All of these plans he said had been started in he was doubly inter ested to grasp the details of the work in Michigan and also to see How the plans were working out. War Board offices at Lansing those desiring information write to col. Hoy c. Vandercook Secretary. The office of the Michigan War preparedness Board is located in the Capitol at Lansing and any person de airing any information pertaining to the War work in Michigan should write to col. Roy c. Secretary it the Board. Used soldiers across the Atlan tic. Every Farmer will be per forming a patriotic service by putting aside the hard Coal Burner the coming Winter and burning instead Wood that Nan be secured from forests and Wood lots. The Wood lot proposition in Michi Gan As outlined by experts Calls for a cutting out and thinning process each year that the Wood lots May become Mere Thrifty. Much dead and Down Timber is found in these lots of which a number May be found on almost every farm and the Trees Many times Are left to rot for want of someone to Cut them up into Wood. In reality proper care of Wood lots will prove real conservation of Timber of that state. Fuel users in cities Are already find ing themselves in the position of not being Able to procure Anthracite Coal i and even when they do secure any a1 Blank must be signed and sworn to showing that they require a certain amount for next Minter s use. Even then the Coal dealer in any Community is required not to furnish More than two thirds of the customer s Normal requirement and there is already a serious question whether fuel user.3 in the cities will be Able to secure their usual amount of Anthracite Coal. Soft Coal is being placed in collars this Spring where such Coal was never before used and the Supply of this variety of Coal is already becoming scarce As far As some kinds Are concerned. Old rail fences that abound in Many sections of the state make Good Wood for fuel when Cut up and the average Farmer finds certain time during periods Between farming operations to Cut these fences into Wood As is being done already in Many sections of the slate. Those living near state lands May easily obtain a Supply of Wood by getting in touch with the Public do main commission at Lansing which state commission will be Only too glad to authorize the cutting out of dead and Down Timber for fuel. Smart clothes for Spring and summer there is a rim satisfaction in being properly and become ugly clothed does it apply to Young men arid boys. This this is True of every Man bul. More especially of Knicker suits so to so youth s and Young men s suits to the newest in shirts underwear hosiery hats Caps underwear. People Are beginning to that prices Are going up and Many Are coming from out of town for their new summer clothes and furnishings they Are coming to take advantage of our wonderful May Sale offerings hundreds of garments ladies Coats suits dresses reduced cannot be duplicated at double the original Price for their that positively ladies and misses suits and. Coats Worth up to at and ladies Ai at and misses presses Worth up to and ladies my misses skirts Worth up to and House dresses and i Oak ast sets Worth up to at-----------------------------j-------------------88c and girls dresses Worth up to 85c, at 49c, 59c and 69c ladies and misses skirts Worth up to it _1 and 95 ladies and misses White skirts Worth no to and Steinberg War inquiries enormous government prints bulletin every Day concerning important orders Etc. Mous increase of government Swar work the governmental departments ment have been of such character that i gov. Sleeper warns Public issues proclamation calling on citizens to observe Laws. Of this proclamation have been mailed to the prosecuting attorneys and sheriffs of the various counties and to local police chiefs in the various municipalities. While the governor does not want any guilty person to escape punishment he wants offenders dealt Slih by constituted time 0 Gan com ton we Lansing Mich. Governor Sleeper does not want mob Rule to prevail in Michigan. While some of the offences committed by enemies or the More than sixty Days other states Nis Are following Michi in the matter of a Relief commission at the port of Debarka at Washington ask Michigan real dents to refrain from making inquiries on every conceivable subject con deeming the Wail As lit has been i Una a physical impossibility for the clerks though they number an army in themselves now to give Many of these inquiries proper attention and reply. There is published daily at Washington under authority and by direction of the president a government official it. S. Tin. This paper prints every Day All of the More important rulings decisions regulations proclamations or Ders Etc., As they Are promulgated by the several departments and the Many special committees and agencies now in operation at the National Capitol. This official journal is posted each Day in every Post office in the state of Michigan and May also be found in All libraries boards of Trade chamber of Commerce the offices of mayors and government and other officials. By consulting these files most questions will be readily answered will be Little necessity for letter writ ing the unnecessary congestion of the malls will be appreciably relieved the railroads will be Calle d upon to move fewer correspondence sacks and the mass of business that is piling up in the government departments at Washington will be eased consider ably. Hundreds of clerks now answer ing correspondence will be enabled to give their time to essentially import ant War work and a fundamentally patriotic service will have been per formed by the Public. Local citizens have taken the. Law into their own hands the governor begs them to remember that Michigan has courts to punish the guilty. I feel it my duty As governor of Michigan to warn the people of the state against the tendency to take the Law into their own hands because of certain conditions in their Community declared governor Sleeper in a proclamation issued a few ago. It is no time for mob Rule to super cede the jurisdiction of regularly constituted authority. I fully appreciate conditions which have aroused some people to an opinion that they can Only accomplish the desired results by Tak ing the Law into their own hands there Are courts and Laws in the land and citizens must allow them to handle matters affecting the peace and dig nity of this state and nation rather than to attempt Sinap judgment. Must All exercise patience and remember that unless air our practice follow the methods of government which we claim to be so dear to us other Peoples can hardly have the re Spect for us and our institutions which they should have. If any citizen believes he has cause to complain of the conduct of any other citizen or inhabitant of Hig i0 cavity the matter should at once be re ported to the authorities and left for them to Deal with. I Call upon All of our people to make this time of wheat flour Export to Cuba to be made return Soldier get comforts by government Only therefore notice is Foj Van to ii Pri holders Ilia. My Ifil inti Ellior notice no from Lic Jii for Export licenses for to ship ment of will Lio Ronsi Ilfred. Those Uro in Possession nne Xii of licenses for Trio of wheal dour in Culm m informed that Bey Jenny Mattko Jiw inst . Licenses no renewals of no i a new iils of these crises Michigan War Board will Sec soldiers administration to have charge of distribution pursuant to thin for closer in caring for minimum requirements receive proper care. A period of careful Law Observance the authorities of each Community and county must see to it that peace and Good order prevail and that the Laws of the state Are Lansing does not intend to forget the debt she owes her native sons who have offered their lives for their country and when the first Hospital ship Laden with sick and wounded arrives it the port of new York a representative of the Michigan War preparedness Board will be on hand to see that the boys do not Lack individual attention. Under the plan adopted by the Michigan War Board the state will pay the expenses of a citizen who is Able to devote his time to the work and will Supply him with funds to Pur Chase for the sick and wounded sol Diers such luxuries As the Federal government fails to provide. If a Michigan Soldier confined in a new York Hospital is unable to write a letter Home the Relief commission will do it for him. A will see that he is supplied with papers gossip if Torii his Home town magazines to Bacco Etc. If he is broke and needs fifteen cents for a shave the Michi Gan representative will see that he gets it. Several citizens of wealth and Abl try have volunteered to take up this work As soon As it is deemed advisable to station a Man in new York. They have volunteered to give their time and pay their own expenses. The governor however plans to have the Relief commissioners work in relays so that no individual will have to the War Tulc Board announces Blini. Persu Hilf. Toi Pinn for closer co operation with he cuban government in pm ring it minimum Requiro 1110.11 to of wheat flour for Cuba Indi licenses Tor lie exportation of will no longer lie issued to Pri Jire Ruders. License to food administration a special Export License will lie issued the United states food and in Inesti ution onion Norpor Funi for die shipment of Lipitt Lour to lie ii bin f on Neil of defense. Or portion will Kinnke should not d Lor less hey h Cypin lie i King de incl therel Ore use every Prei m Ilion Ali out hour to under these licenses ire of Lief re Trio purchases of states food flour Frosh Hie administration Trio Iligir to cited m ill division. The cuban Council of Nat ional defense will Taue care of the Disirio lotion of lie flour in Cuba a tint in conjunction with Sonor an mind an Dre the cuban food administrator red in consta tinn with Consul general Henry to. Morph. Trio of the War Trade Board in culia.1 who will net in i advisory capacity in Trio distribution. Made necessary by Here tie adoption of his plan Liec Anir Neci scary Heen Uso of Trio shortage of Shprit Floii in flip Tini Tod slates which made it difficult for to obtain from Hie private Mills sul Lucienl sep plies of this commodity to compion shipments to Cuba against lie Export License actually issued. Great Liard slip Una resulted in certain units of Hio Island for this failure on lie part of private traders to effect the Necess Ary shipments

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