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The Mediator

Omaha, Nebraska, August 22, 1919

Sign on farm in Kansas – “Hunters Take Notice: Hunt all you durn please, and when you hear the horn blow come to the house for dinner. If the quail are scarce kill a chicken or two, and if you can’t get any squirrels kill a hog.” – Boston Transcript

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The Mediator

Omaha, Nebraska, August 8, 1919

He Raised It

This little boy has hoed and watered this beet all summer long. It is so perfect in scale that it is to be exhibited for a prize at the show.

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The Mediator

Omaha, Nebraska, August 8, 1919

The biggest thing that has been done in the way of relieving the high cost of living is to get after those who are either hoarding or destroying the immense supplies of foodstuffs of the country. When the investigation of these fellows is complete the world will get the greatest surprise of its life.

Right here in Omaha it has been discovered that 11,000,000 pounds of meats are in cold storage. Why not turn this loose on the market? It would not take long to solve the high cost bugaboo if that were done. Last Wednesday a representative of The Mediator undertook to get a little information about the destruction of foodstuffs to keep the market up. He discovered on Missouri Pacific yard track No. 6 six cars of fruits and vegetables just being condemned. In order that they might not be placed on the market in a partially deteriorated condition and thus help break the price. The matter was referred to Mayor Smith for action. He sent two officers to locate the cars and found them. What action was taken remains to be seen.

The government guarantee on wheat is another item that is causing a lot of trouble. It is said that if that guarantee were taken off the price would go still higher. Such nonsense is part of the propaganda that is making all the trouble. The country is stocked from stern to stem with wheat and corn. There were never such stocks before. Even if shipment to Europe should begin at once it would not injure the stock on hand and in the raising. France is the only European country where the stock of grain has been reduced and even theer the present year’s crop will be almost normal.

When the truth comes out about grain conditions there will naturally be an immense slump. The quicker it comes and the blowup is over the better off will be the entire world.

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The Mediator

Omaha, Nebraska, August 1, 1919

A Perfect Ear

The appeal which the government issued early this year, urging the production of a large crop of vegetables and farm products of all kinds, as a means of assisting America to check the food famine of the Old World, evidently did not fall on deaf ears in this section of the country. An early evidence of this is found in the unusually large number of early entries which have been received by the farm products show to be held at Nebraska’s Victory State Fair, Lincoln, Aug. 31 to Sept. 5.

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The Mediator

Omaha, Nebraska, August 1, 1919

Some Exhibit

Few men and women in this locality have failed to heed the appeal for bigger crops which was issued by the government early this spring. There was such wide suffering in many parts of Europe and Asia, because of a lack of food, and the likelihood of big crops in those countries seemed so remote that it was deemed necessary for America to increase its production considerably. One proof of the unusual response of this community to the request of the government lies in the large number of inquiries about exhibit space and premiums which are being received by the coming Nebraska’s Victory State Fair, Lincoln, Aug. 31 to Sept. 5.

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