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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1917.
A Department Of Domestic Economy Intended To Servo A Patriotic
Purpose In Conserving Food Needed By The Allied Armies In Europe
SELECTIVE FOOD SAVING
Every one of you Is either a soldier
or a slacker, Carl Vrooman told an
audience In Washington last week.
Some of the things that you ought to
do for your country will be hard to do;
but when you think of that, ask your
self whether you would rather do those
things or go to the trenches. When
Mr. Vrooman, who is Assistant Secre
tary of Agriculture, said this, he was
speaking to an audience composed for
the most part of men of non-military
age and of women. It is not easy
for civilians in mufti to imagine that
they are taking part on one side or
the other in this world war; but that
is Just what they are doing, and they
are taking an important part, when
they eat and drink.
Certainly the length of the war,
and very possibly the nature, of its
outcome ,will depend upon the food
supplies of the world, and particularly
the food supply of England, France,
and Italy. The armies of these coun
tries as well as our own army must be
fed well. But more than that, If those
armies are to fight with spirit and suc
cess, the men in the fighting lines
must not be depressed by the haunt
ing fear that their people at home are
in want of food.
During the coming winter our allies,
if they are to continue to fight" ener
getically our battles for us, must have
food which only the United States
can supply. And we can supply that
food only by saving it.
The only kind of food that it will
do any good to save is the kind that
we can send to our allies.
Therefore, what we must practice
is, not necessarily a reduction in the
amount of food consumed, but in the
amount of certain kinds of food. For
these we can substitute other kinds
just as palatable and just as nutritous.
The word that our people must get In
to their minds for this purpose is not
so much "economy" as "substitution."
We have been going through the
process of making an army, and for
that we have resorted to the draft.
But it has been a selective draft.
That means that we have not drafted
men indiscriminately, but that we
have selected certain men out of the
total number because those men were
best fitted to serve. This is what we
call Selective Service. We must do
the same thing with the saving of
food. We must select certain foods
that need to be saved because they
will be useful to our allies, and save
those particular foods. We must
practice Selective Saving.
Of course it is well to be economical
and thrifty in all things; but univer
sal economy, universal thrift, will of
Itself not achieve the object which
we must achieve this fall and winter.
Indeed, though waste is to be deplor
ed, no great harm will be done to our
cause and that of our allies by the
waste of watermelons or lettuce or
lobsterB. But nothing can do more to
that cause than the waste of wheat
and meats and fats and sugar.
Much has been said about the sav
ing of grain. That is very well. But
we can afford to be extravagant with
some grains rather than to waste any
It does no good to get excited about
the rotting of perishable foodstuffs
on the ground and at our terminals,
and then continue carelessly and
gayly to consume an extravagant
amount of sugar.
In the midst of abundance it is hard
to save; and there is abundance of
food in this country. It requires in
telligence in the midst of abundance
to understand that we shall have all,
and more than all, that we need to eat
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and yet that we must select certain
kinds of food which we must eat less
The reason for this is simple.
We need to save only those foods
which we can export with least cost
and which our allies can use.
v neai is sucn rooa. snips are
scarce, and wheat occupies less room
for the same amount of food value
than other grains. We can export
wheat as flour. We can export corn
meal for corn-meal will not "keep."
If we exported unground corn, it
would do our allies little or no good,
for several reasons. One reason Is
that in Europe there are no general
facilities for grinding corn. Another
is that, even if there were such facili
ties, the method for distributing
bread in European countries, espe
cially in France, is through bakeries;
and that system is not applicable to
corn bread, which has to be baked
fresh. A revolution in the method of
food distribution is more than we can
ask of people bearing almost unbear
able economic burdens.
There is not much use in exporting
rye or barley, because there is only
a certain amount of rye or barley that
can be used with wheat. It is wheat
that Europe needs.
Another concentrated food like
wheat is pork. We must eat less of
that, and less beef. It would be well
also to save mutton and other meats.
Milk and particularly butter should
Not least among the foods to be
saved is sugar. We consume eigthy
five pounds of sugar apiece each year
in this country. That is much more
than we need. Fifty pounds a year
serves the citizen of France.
If we save a pound of wheat flour
for each person each week, we should
have three and a quarter pounds
apiece left for ourselves, and we could
send 150,000,000 bushels a year for
our allies. That means nearly a bil
lion loaves of bread. If we save an
ounce of sugar lor each one of us
each day, we shall still have three
ounces allowance and leave ample for
those who are fighting our war for us.
If every one of us would save only
an ounce of meat daily, we would be
increasing the supply of our allies by
nearly four and a half million cattle.
It seems like a little thing to do
to cut down on our candy and our
soda water, to eat a little less meat, to
be careful about butter, and to eat de
licious corn bread in place of so much
wheat bread; or to mix in our wheat
flour the flour of other grains, like
corn, rye, and barley. Is it worth
doing? It is, if it is worth while to
win this war.
Remember: Practice selective Bar
ing. Outlook, Sept. 5, 1917. '
My Neighbor Says: !
THAT chickens will eat every bit
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Banana skins cut up and mixed
wiih the food are all eaten.
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Island Butter, lbs None
Eggs, select, dozen 73
Eggs, No. 1, dozen 70
Eggs, Duck, dozen 60
Young roosters, lb 45 to .47
Hens, lb 35 to .37
Turkeys, lb 45 to .50
Ducks Muse, lb 30 to .32
Ducks, Pekin, lb 28 to .30
Ducks, Haw., dozen 7.00
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Beans, string, green 03
Beans, string, wax 04
Beans, lima in pod 03
Beans, Maui Red, cwt. ..8.50 to 9.00
Beans, Calico, cwt None
Beans, small white 13 to .14
Peas, dry Is. cwt None
Beets, doz. bunches 30
Carrots, doz. bunches 40
Cabbage, cwt 3.00 to 3.50
Corn, sweet, 100 ears ....2.50 to 3.00
Corn, sweet, lg. yel 80.00 to 85.00
Corn, Haw. sm. yel 80.00
Corn, Haw. lg. yel 78.00 to 80.00
Rice, Jap. seed, cwt 6.60
Rice, Haw. seed, cwt 7.00
Peanuts, lg. lb None
Peanuts sm. lb None
Green Peppers, bell 06
Green Peppers, chill 05
Potatoes, Is. Irish None
Potatoes, Sweet, cwt 1.00
Potatoes, Sweet red 1.10 to 1.25
Taro, cwt 1.10 to 1.50
Taro, bunch 15
Tomatoes, lb 05
Green peas, lb Nona
Cucumbers, dozen 40 to .60
Pumpkins, lb 02 to .02 V4
Onions, cwt 1.50 to 1.75
Bananas, Chinese, bunch... .20 to .35
Bananas, cooking 1.00 to 1.25
Figs, 100 90
Grapes, Isabella, lb 09
Limes, 100 75 to 1.00
Pineapples, cwt 1.75
Papaias, lb 01
Watermelons, lb 03 to .04
Beef, cattle, and sheep are not
bought at live weight. They are
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Hogs, up to 150 pounds 18 to .19
Beef, lb 13 to .14
Veal, lb 14
Mutton, lb 18
Pork, lb 22 to .23 . .
HIDES, Wet Salted.
Steer, No. 1. lb 20
Steer, No. 2. lb 18
Steer, hair slip 18
Kips, lb 20 to .22
Goat, white 20 to .39
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Corn, sm. yel., ton
Corn, sm. yel. ton
Corn, lg. yel. ton 87.00
Corn, cracked, ton 38.00
Barley, ton 56.50
Scratch food, ton 87.00
Wheat, ton 87.00
Middling, ton 64
Hay, wheat, ton 35.00
Hay, alfalfa, ton 36.00
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