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THE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, MAY 29. 1917.
Rice Important Food
U-Boats Do Double Damage
Although rice has been recogniz
ed as a good food in the United
States since early colonial times,
and in some form or other is gene
rally liked in all parts of the coun
try, it has not been given so im
portant a place as a staple article
of diet as it deserves, say specia
lists of the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.
In some sections rice has 'been
used for some part as a breakfast
cereal or as a foundation for pan
cakes, croquettes, on desserts.
In regions where-, it is grown,
however, it is used principally as
a vegetable like potatoes;- and in
place of dishes like macaroni and
spaghetti combined with cheese,
and similar foods. This use well
may be extended to regions where
rice is now used chiefly for mak
ing puddings and others desserts.
When rice is used in quantity in
the diet, particularly as a substi
tute for potatoes, care should be
taken to supply fruits and vege
tables generously in order that the
mineral substances which the body
needs may be provided.
Rice is nutritious and palatable
and digests well. It may be cook:
ed quickly, without the necessity
of troublesome preparation, and
without waste. Taking everything
into account, rice well may be giv
en a more important place in the
diet at this time, since a greater
crop was produced in the United
States last season than ever before
Late statistics place the 1916 crop
at 40,702,000 bushels, against 28,
947,000 bushels in 1915. and 25,
265,600 bushels for the five-years
average 1911 -to 1915, inclusive
The world crop of rice also is great-
et than for many years. Rice ordi
natily can be obtained at
prices which make it, in compari
son with order foods, a reasonably
economical addition to the diet
With the present greatly increased
stock of the domestic product in
the country, even a somewhat in
creased demand should not alter
greatly the relation of rice prices
to those of comparable foods.
As a staple article of diet, rice
may be boiled in salted water and
used like potato or sweet potato as
a vegetable at a meal at which
meat, eggs, beans, gravy, or other
foods rich in protein are served.
Wholly or partially cooked rice
can be used with cheese, minced
meat, or poultry, fish, eggs, beans,
etc., for a variety of made dishes,
the combinations constituting dish
es in which most of, the needed
food elements are present. It also
may be used as a major or minor
ingredient injtews and soups.
Instead of serving rice plain as
a vegetable it mav be stewed with
. tomatoes, cooked in a double boil
er with tomato juice, soup stock,
or milk, or it may be seasoned
with curry powder,' onions or other
seasoning materials. . By using
The report issued by the British
Admiralty covering the week end
April 22 showed that more than
twice as many vessels had been
sunk as in any previous week. The
losses included forty ships of more
than 16C0 tons, fifteen under that
tonnage and nine fishing vessels.
This brings the total up to 243
British vessels lost since February
17, not counting the fishing smackfr
and the shipping of the other bel
ligerents and neutrals. Without
this knowledge it is impossible to
say how seriously the German sub
marines have affected the traffic ou
which the British Isles are depend
ent for their supplies, but it is evi
dent that their depredations were
worse in April than March. The
rate of destruction must now r e a-
bout a million tons a month, which
was the German estimate of what
was necessary to starve out Eng
The new U boats are larger and
have a wider radius. They are
now provided with armored con
ing towers so thick that it takes a
four-inch' gun to penetrate.
It is said that the German ship
yards are turning out submarines at
the rate of two or three a week. It
requires about eight months to
construct them and it takes as long
to make 'a torpedo. Officers and
crew are trained in about three
The shorter nights and the cal
mer waters of the summer will
give the German U-boat a greater
chance to do their deadly work.
Rear Admiral SirDueley de Chair,
the naval head ot the British war
mission now in Washington, has
informed our naval authorities how1
many U-boats the British have
sunk or captured, but this infor
mation has not been given . out to
the public on either side of the At
We eonnot know, therefore,
whetherthe British are destroying
Michelin Tire Hints
Kauai Garage, local selling agent
for'the Michelin Tire Company,
says that the average motorist has
learned by experience to take pro
par care of the mechanism of his
car, but he too often neglects his
tires, Ordinary care accorded spare
casings and tubes is good insurance,
and will save the motorist both
cash and trouble and a few sugges
tions, therefore, regarding the pro
per care of tubes may benefit the
For example, netrer carry spare
tubes unprotected in the tool box
thev are almost certain to come in
contact with sharp tools and per
haps greasy rags, or other greasy
articles, all of which are deadly
enemies to rubber.
Exposure to strong light and
varying degrees of temperature is
also injurious to rubber, robbing
it of its elasticity and making it
brittle. Always carry spare tubes
in the water-proof cloth bags sup-
clied bv all accessory dealers for
Motorists sometimes trv to avoid
trouble bv carrying spare tubes in
the original cardboard boxes. Jolt
ing is sure to cause tubes to chafe
against-the more or less rough in
ner sides of the boxes, eventually
weakening the tubes bv wearing
away the rubber. Unless inner
tubes are to be stored in the garage
they should always be taken from
the original boxes and placed jin
the tube bags already described.
skim milk in this way a particu
larly economical dish is produced.
As a cereal for breakfast, rice
may be boiled in milk and sweeten
ed, or eaten with butter and salt.
If it is desired, dried fruits such
as dates or raisins may be cooked
with rice. Cold, boiled rice, mix
ed with pancake or muffin batters
of wheat, buckwheat, or corn meal,
makes a pleasing addition to such
food products, reduces the quanti
ties of other ingredients needed,
and furnishes a method for using
the left over cereal. Cold, boiled
rice also mav be used with or with
out a little meat, chicken, or sea
soning vegetable for croquettes;
and with eggs, sugar, milk, or
other ingredients for making a vari
ety of puddings and other desserts,
as an examination of almost any
good cookbook will show.
Depart, of Agricult Bulletin.
submarines as fast as the Germans
can build them or not.
But it is clear that the Germans
are destroying merchant ships fast
er. than they can be built. The
British shipyards are concentraiting
all their energies on the construe
tion of standardized tvpes of two,
three and five thousand tons, but
their rate of outpnt of mercantile
steamers is only a million tons a
That is to sav the Germans are
now destroying about as many
vessels in a single month as the
British or theAmerican shipyards
constructed in the year 1916.
Here, according to the British
war mission, is where America can
best help. The Federal Shipping
Commission, with the $50,000,000
appropriated by Congress, is eft
gaged in the construction o f i
thousand ships of about 3000 tons
each. They will be furnished with
oil-burning engines and have
speed of ten to twelve knots an
hour.' It is expected that the first
of them will be ready for service in
October and thereafter they will be
turned out at the rate of three
If then Great Britain can only
hold out till fall this fleet of
American merchantmen will be
ready to bring relief.
Ml IN THt I
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.OELCO-UGHT ON THE FARM
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'anyone anywhere , "
.Heretofore, the benefits of electricity have been confined 'to.
- those who live in. the larger towns and cities.'
Now Delco-Light makes electric Turreot universally available.
.It it lighting rural railway, nation
and construction campa.t
It it lighting the campt of United
States troop on the Mexican
border and it is. disclosing hereto
fore undreamed-of beauties in Uat
depths of Mammoth Cave. Ken
Altogether, over 15,000 Deleo-Light'
tlants are in operation, and Dctco
ight offices are to be found in if-,
most every part of the world.
Delco-Ught is" today furnishing
thousands of farm-houses with
brillant, convenient, sale and ecu-.
r nomical light, f
.It is furnishing power to Operate
pumps, washing machines, churns,
'cream separators, milking ma
chines, vacuum cleaners, etc.
It is lighting country r churches,'
I stores and public halls.
It ia furnishing light and power to
summer homes and camps., to.
houseboats and yachts, etc...
..Delco-Light U a complete electric plant engine- and dy-
umo ia one compact unit combined with a set of tpc.
ciallv built and wonderfully ciiCMnf batteries for the.
care for it, and so economical Ibat tt actually pays tot
itMlf ia time and labor saved. It operates oa either scrcwj ' '
sens, gaauliM e natural gap.1
Two'Size: $315 anj $373
f. o. b. Honolulu
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in tms II
.Dslco-Immt Birmi UnswN
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Golden Gate 16" $ 8.25
14" . 7.50
Frement 14" $ 4.75
5 ply Republic No. 1
Red Rubber Hose
5 ply Aero Garden Hose
5 ply Sanco Garden Hose
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Sprinklers, Wheelbarrows, Shovels,
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Fresh Shipment of Vegetable Seeds
and Flower Seeds
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Cuisine unexcelled in country
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THE BANK OF HAWAII,
LiHua, Kauai, Hawaii
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to check. Certificates of de
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proved security. . '
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$2,500 in any one account.
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U TERRITORY OF HAWAII MIJ
Not Always Necessary
in orderiag from our large spring
and summer stock. Footwear will
be sent on approval if you have
established an account with us. It
will be well to do so now.
We have a large assortment in
the very latest shapes and mate
rials, at reasonable prices.
Manufacturers' Shoe Store
; IN nAMMOTH ,