Mercedes Tribune (Mercedes, Tex.), Vol. 5, No. 36, Ed. 1 Friday, November 1, 1918 Page: 3 of 8
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Every Sunday mass at 10 o’clock 1
a. m. Rosary and benediction at
8:80 p. m.
Second and fourth Sunday in each
month also early mass at 8 a. m.
Sunday school every Sunday at
9:45 a. m., preaching service morn-
ing and evening on the second and
fourth Sundays of each month; Ep-
worth League every Sunday at 7
p. m. You are cordially invited to
meet with us.
THE TRIBUNE’S WASHINGTON LETTER
By J. E. JONES
Regular Correspondent at the Nation's Capital
Preaching at 11 a. m. and 8:15 p.
m.; Sunday school, 9:45 a. m.; Sun-
beams, 5 p. m.; Junior B. Y. P. U.,
6pm.; Senior B. Y. P. U., 7 p.
m.; prayer meeting every Wednes-
day evening at 8 p. m. A cordial in-
vitation is extended to all to attend
La Primera Igiesia Bautista de
Preaching every third Sunday and
every Thursday night by Rev. Geo.
B. Mixim of Brownsville. Sunday
school every Sabbath at 9:35 a. m.
The public generally is cordially in-
vited to attend all services.
Evangelical Lutheran Church.
"‘I was glad when they said unto
me. let us go into the house of the
Lord,” Ps. 122, 1. Services every
Sunday morning at 10 o'clock. Par-
ochial daily school, religion taught in
addition to the usual subjects, no
tuition fee. Bible class adult, sec-
ond and last Monday of every month.
Ladies Aid first Thursday of every
month.—Paul G. Birkmann, pastor.
Prayer meeting Wednesday at 8
Sunday school at 9:45 a. m.
Morning service every Sunday at
11 a. m.
The Christian Endeavor Society
holds its regular meetings Sundays
at 7 p.
Mercedes Lodge No. 1010, A. F. &
A. M., meets second and fourth Tues-
day nights at 8 p. . m. All visiting
Masons cordially - invited to attend.
JHN LANGE, W. M.
r J. FIKES. Secretary
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sists on for each
The recent Chemical Show in New
York: filled the Grand Central Pal-
ace, and it was perhaps the greatest
exhibit of the achievements of
American brains ever collected un-
der a single roof. The show demon-
strated to the entire satisfaction of
the scientific world, which found its
way to the place, that the things
Germany has held a mortal sinche
for half a century or longer, belong
to her n.o more—for Germany can
choke on her own potash for all we
care on this side of the waters. When
it comes to the manufacture of dyes
the Du Pont’s have demonstrated that
they have a newly established in-
dustry that will set us free forever
from dependence upon German dyes.
The name Du Pont, and powder,
are almost synonymous to the gener-
al public; but the Du Ponts have
been making inroads into American
industry aside from munitions. It is
mighty interesting to know that this
tremendous enterprise is preparing
to discount the reconstruction peri-
od by providing a way to utilize its
great capital and the services of its
75,000 employees—65.000 of whom are
engaged in war work—when the mu-
nitions of peace supplant the muni-
tions of war.
It is only a step over the back
fence from the bases from which
most of the high explosives are ob-
tained as by-products of the cooking
industry to the same sources from
which are obtained the bases from
which are manufactured the interme-
diates and finally the dyes so much
needed to supply practically every
other industry. And in the big
Show the biggest end of the exhib-
it was of American dyes. It was
conclusively demonstrated that the
question “what can be produced'’ be-
longs entirely to the past times; and
it is far more interesting to learn
the truth as to what is produced?
The answer to this latter phase of
the situation within the industry
shows that as good dyes are being
produced in sufficient quantities
right now to meet all industrial de-
mands, as are needed, and that they
are made in America. The dye man-
ufacturers have been having consid-
erable trouble with textile manu-
facturers who have insisted on using
the dyes made for wool on cotton,
and dyes intended for silk on wool.
This sort of bungling has reflected
considerably upon American dyes,
and has been responsible for most
of the criticism that has been so
freely made. But the difficulty has
been only temporary, and it has
been practically remedied.
„ The great crowds that gathered to
witness the victories of the Ameri-
can chemists had the satisfaction to
behold the dye manufacturing pro-
cesses in operation; and color for
color, it was demonstrated that the
home dyes exposed to sunlight and
weather, are in every way equal to
the foreign equivalent. It is an in-
teresting co-incident that the same
great firm of Du Pont that has
shot our enemies full of holes in
wartime has been the leader in per-
fecting on a big scale the dye-
making industry, which is to contin-
ue to shoot disappointment into Ger-
many long years after the struggle
of battles are over. It has all long
been claimed that Germany’s dye-
stuff industry was to be a thing to
bargain with for international com-
mercial advantages, and it was to be
an earnest that the world once more
at peace must early resume busi-
ness relations with her. Further, it
was a source of large income and a
source of still larger prestige. The
duplication of this industry in Amer-
ica must prove very disquieting to
the people over the Rhine.
American chemists and American
manufacturers are - winning big bat-
tles for their country, and our in-
dustrial independence has become
assured for all time.
Looking to Our Foundations.
Some one has said that the owner
of a house in turning over his keys
to his care-taker when departing up-
on a journey naturally expects that
both the house and the keys will
be returned to him in proper order.
Thus the concerns that have been
thrown under government control
and all of which are doing their
part in upholding the hands of the
government, are very much interest-
ed in knowing what will be the per-
manent policy of the United States
when military essentials no longer
dominate the affairs of mankind. Just
at present America is presenting a
united front now that knows no oth-
er purpose excepting to “win the
war.” However, it. is well for ev-
erybody to understand that the so-
cialists, and the other radicals
throughout the country, are leaving
no stond unturned in attempting to
make government control and regu-
lations of industry permanent. There
is apparently no thought of yield-
ing to the American Bolshevists
who are attempting to “put one
over on Uncle Sam” while he is
busy with the Huns.
“After the War.”
According to the reconstruction
resolutions before congress, it ap-
pears that no plans have yet been
considered for the demobilization of
our army and navy after the war
The problem as to what is ' to be
done with these ment must be solved.
Secretary Lane of the Interior De-
partment, appears to be the only
cabinet officer who has come for-
ward to announce a plan of better-
ment for our soldiers when they re-
turn from the battle fronts. Never-
theless it is a fact that practically
every department and bureau of the
government has been developing
ways and means towai’d reconstruc-
tion, and they will all be put for-
ward. Secretary Lane, in a letter to
the President, recalls that following
the Civil War the soldiers went up-
on the homestead land which was
thrown open to entry. Congress is
asked to get busy upon a plan that
has been outlined by him to prepare
government lands, to supply drain-
age and other important and exten-
sive improvements that will be nec-
essary before the land in great quan-
tities can be available. At the close
of the Civil War this was an agri-
cultural, rather than a manufactur-
ing nation, and it is impossible to
forecast the percentage of soldiers
who will go upon farm lands. It
will be necessary to provide employ-
ment for five million men and to
transfer millions of war workers in-
to employment in civil life.
There is in process of completion
war orders amounting to billions of
dollars, and when a declaration of
peace comes most of these will nec-
essarily be cancelled immediately.
Congress is beginning to pay atten-
tion to these problems which will
entail great losses to manufactur-
ers—running .into amounts aggregat-
ing billions of dollars, and the ad-
justment of which will create a sit-
uation of uncertainty that will ex-
ist for years to some. “Immediate-
ly connected with the question of la-
bor is the one relating to social wel-
fare,” declared one of the senators,
who added that the European coun-
tries have taken steps, nationally,
relating to welfare questions; for
example, the provision for old age
pensions, life insurance and other
New Questions Ahead.
The senate proceedings bring out
the fact that at the end of the war
we are likely to have a merchant
fleet larger than that of any other
country in the world—a different
relative position than the one we
held at the beginning of the war.
This fleet will be very largely owned
by the government, and it is a prob-
lem that must be decided as to
whether we are going to sell the
yards, lease them, or to operate them
under government ownership. Gov-
ernment ownership crops up in ev-
ery industrial problem.
Another immense problem con-
fronting the government and the
country affects the manufacturing
plants and other establishments cre-
ated for war purposes, the machin-
ery for which may or may not be
available for after war production.
It is likewise considered a subject
for the immediate present to decide
what we are going to do with the
millions of war workers now em-
ployed who will find themselves out
of employment when peace has been
declared. It appears imperative that
the government must take some ac-
tion to protect its war workers; The
government has an endless number
of buildings now being used for ex-
clusive war purposes, and it must be
determined what is going to be done
with these buildings. What also is
to be done with the houses the gov-
ernment has provided for its war
workers? Surely all this vast equip-
ment must not deterioate or go in
the scrap heap. At the same time the
government cannot always “do it
all.” Private initiative must return
to bear its burdens, for it is very
clear that co-operate industry will
not solve the problem and a wise
modern phiolsopher gives this rea-
son: “Because inevitably the few
must always lead and the many must
follow, which renders just co-.opera-
tion impossible of realization until
human nature itself is changed.”
JNO. P. GAUSE
Practice in State and Federal
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Mercedes People Will Do Well to
Many bad cases of kidney trouble
result from a cold or chill. Con-
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acre, headache, dizziness and disor-
dered kidney action follow. Don’t
neglect a cold. Use Doan’s Kidney
Pills at the first sign of kidney
trouble. Here is an experience told
by a resident of this locality.
W. S. Durborow, 1717 Hidalgo St.,
Laredo, Tex., says: “Occasional
pains through my back make it dif-
ficult for me to stoop over. The
trouble is bronught on, I think, by
catching cold. During these spells,
I can’t sit in one, position long with-
out pain. I get Doan’s Kidney Pills
at these times and they never fail
to remove the trouble.”
Price 60c, at all dealers. Don’t
simply ask for a kidney remedy—
get Doan's Kidney Pills—the same
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“Hun Forces Charge Again in Vain
—100,000 Germans slain.”
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100,000 Prussians slain.”
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Hoyt, L. T. Mercedes Tribune (Mercedes, Tex.), Vol. 5, No. 36, Ed. 1 Friday, November 1, 1918, newspaper, November 1, 1918; Mercedes, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth635086/m1/3/: accessed May 21, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Library.