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I0RN WILL WIN
America's Greatest* Cereal Crop
Is Now Moving to
MAINSTAY IN NATION'S CRISIS.
^Surplus Wheat of the United State*
Has Been Sent to Famine Threat
America's great corn crop, exceed
'teg 3,000,000,000 bushels, will save the
world's food situation, officials of the
United'States food administration be
orn is the nation's best food cereal,
aawMisewives are beginning to realize.
Mt contains all the elements needed* to
the body in a state of health and
*wben used according to the scores of
ctried recipes, especially when com
Sjiaed with an added portion of oil or
SEat, will sustain life indefinitely. In
dian warriors in colonial days lived on
sparched corn alone for many days at a
TKime, and at Valley Forge parched
oom was at times the sole ration of
3Hie Continental soldiers.
Owing to transportation difficulties
seaused by the war the corn crop moved
smore slowly to market this year than
*ever before. Now, however, the cereal
3JB reaching the millers and consumers.
Mn the meantime the nation's surplus
Wfceat has been sent to Europe.
'itocLay there are approximately 30
trashels of corn for every American.
"This quantity is greater by five bush
aal than in former years.
Corn has become the nation's uiain
itay in the crisis of war.
Just as this cereal saved the first
-American colonists from famine on
anany occasions, just as it served as a
.staple food during the War of the Rev
aolution and during the Civil War, King
5or has again come to the front in
iSiie nation's battle with autocracy.
Corn meal is finding greatly increas
ed use in the making of ordinary white
%read. Hundreds of housewives and
saany of the larger bakers are mixing
~2Q per cent, corn meal with wheat
sftouir to make leavened bread. This
Mnd of a mixture is worked and baked
in the same recipes and with the same
.methods that apply to straight wheat
Corn breadusing corn meal entire
lyis gaining a greater popularity
iban ever before. Housewives are
imming to realize that every pound oE
iaijieat saved in America means a pound
*ot wheat released for shipment to the
^nations with which America is associ
ated in the war.
There area score of corn products
i^feat today possess unusual importance
lor Americans. Corn svrup for sweet
saiing corn cakes and buckwheat cakes
sand for use in the kitchen instead of
granulated sugar is one of the leading
products made from corn.
Corn oil, excellent for frying and for
*avery other purpose filled by salad oils,
Ss appearing on the market in large
aquantities. It comes from the germ of
CIRCULATED IN CANADA
'Canada is also having trouble with
IMade-in-Germany lies calculated to
atnder Canadian food conservation ac
*eording to an official statement re
'.eetved from the Canadian food con
by the United States food ad
The stories bothering Canada are
f the same general character as those
slfee United States food administra
tor recently denounced in this coun
try, such as the ridiculous salt and
blueing famine fakes and the report
cthat the government would seize
Jhousewives' stocks of home canned
The Canadian food controller esti
mates that when the people listen to
^and pass on such stories, each one
lias the power of destruction that lies
in a battalion of soldiers.
'"Stories without even a vestige of
"foundation have been scattered broad-
*2ast,^ said the Canadian statement
**Nor have they come to life casually.
3Chey have started simultaneously in
^different parts of the country and in
teach instance have been calculated to
.jarouse public indignation.
"They are insidious, subtle, persist
"Vent. Bit by bit they dissipate public
tfrust, the great essential in the work
of food control.
'lit lies with every individual to for
ebear from criticism to refrain from
tpassing on the vagrant and harmful
3tory, and thus the more effectively
to -co-operate in work which is going
fet tnean -more than the majority of
^people yet realize."
^THE UNITED STATES FOOD
There is no royal road to food
^conservation. We can only ac
ixomplish this by the voluntary
.action of our whole people, each
element in proportion to Its means.
ft Is a matter of equality of bur
ctten a matter" of minute saving
uand .substitution at every point in
''-Che 20,000,000 kitchens, on the 20,-
4)00.000 dinner tables, and In the
2,000,000 manufacturing, whole
sale and retail establishments of
This Is Our Winter
ERVING food is a lo
cal problem for each
i community. Prices
and definite rules for
every one cannot be
is a duty for
each one to
eat only so
much as is
nealthy and strong. This winter
of 1918 is the period when is to
be tested here in America wheth
er our people are capable of vol
untary individual sacrifice to
save the world. That is the pur
pose of the"*organization of the
United States Food Administra
tionby voluntary effort to pro
vide the food that the world
needs. U. S. FOOD-ADMINISTRATION
Europe's Meat Supply Must Come
Warring Nations Have Depleted Live
Stock at Enormous Rate, Fvevi
Killing Dairy Cattle For Food.
American stock breeders are being
asked to conserve their flocks and
herds in order to meet Europe's tre
mendous demands for meats during
the war and probably for many years
The United States food adminis
tration reports that American stock
raisers have shown a disposition to
co-operate with the government in in
creasing the nation's supply of live
Germany today is probably better
supplied with live stock than any oth
er European nation. When the Ger
man armiesr made their big advance
into France and then retreated vir
tually all the cattle in the invaded
territory approximately 1,800,000
headwere driven behind the German
But in Englandwhere 2,400,000
acres of pasture lands have been turn
ed into grain fieldsthe cattle herds
are decreasing rapidly. One of the
reasons apparently is the declining
maximum price scale adopted by the
English as follows: For September,
$17.76 per 100 pounds October, $17.28
November and December, $16 08 Jan
lary, $14.40. The effect of these prices
was to drive beef animals on the mar
ket as soon as possible.
In France the number of cattle as
well as the quality have shown an
enormous decline during the war.
Where France had 14,807,000 head of
cattle in 1913, she now has only 12,-
341,900, a decrease of 16.6 per cent.
And France is today producing only'
one gallon of milk compared to two
and one-half gallons before the war.
Denmark and Holland have been
forced to sacrifice dairy herds for beef
because of the lack of necessary feed.
Close study of the European meat
situation has convinced the Food Ad
ministration that the future problem
of America lies largely in the produc
tion of meat producing animals and
dairy products wither than in the pro
duction of cereals for export when
the war will have ceased.
HELPS PAY FOR BREAD
There has been much misunder
standing about the. bread program in
England. It is true that the English
man buys a loaf of bread for less than
an American can, but it is poorei
bread, and the British government is
paying $200,000,000 a year toward the
cost of it.
All the grain grown in Great Brit
ain is taken over by the government
at an arbitrary price and the imported
wheat purchased on the markets at
the prevailing market price. This is
turned over to the mills by the govern
ment at a price that allows the adul
terated war bread loaf of four pounds
to sell at 18 cents, the two pound loal
at 0 cents and the one pound loaf at 9
In France, under conditions some
what similar, but with a larger ex
traction, the four pound loaf sells for
In the meatless menu there is a fer
tile fitfld for developing'new and nour
ishing dishes, according to E. H. Nilea,
writing in the Hotel Gazette, who be
lieves that the present shortage of
meat and fats will not end with the
coming of peace, but may grow more
acute and continue for five or six
years, thus making it worth while to
develop menus of grain, vegetables
and fish on a more or less permanent
basis. Meat can be replaced by cereals
and other protein foods, or may be
served in very small portions as a fla
voring for other food. In making up
meatless menus this author finds out
American Creole and southern culslM
a broad field for investigation.
UNION: THURSDAY, JANUARY 31,191g
use more corn
use more fish & beans
use just enough
KJ use syrups
the cause of freedom
US. FOOD ADMINISTRATION
Parched cornmeal Is the feature of
these excellent wheatless biscuits.
First, the cornmealone-half a cup
is put in a shallow pan placed in
oven and stirred frequently until it
is a delicate brown. The other ingre
dients area teaspoon of salt, a cup
of peanut butter and one and a half
cups of water. Mix the peanut but
ter, water and salt and heat. While
this mixture is hot stir in the meal
which should also be hot. Beat thor
oughly. The dough should be of such
consistency that it can be dropped
from a spoon. Bake in small cakes
in an ungreased pan. This makes 16
biscuits, each of which contains one
sixth of an ounce of protein.
FAC E the FACTS
us face the facts. The war situation is critical.
Unless the Allies fight as they never yet have
fought, defeat threatens. Hungry men cannot fight
at their best nor hungry nations. France, England,
and Italy are going hungry unless we feed them.
Wheat SavingsThey must have wheat. It is the
best food to fight on. *It is the easiest to ship. We
alone can spare it to them. By saving just a little
less than a quarter of what we ate last yearwe can
support those who are fighting our battles. And we
can do it without stinting ourselves. We have only
to substitute another food just as good.
The Corn of PlentyCorn is that food. There's a
surplus of it. Providence has been generous in the
hour of our need. It has given us corn in such bounty
as was never known before. Tons of corn. Train
loads of corn. Five hundred million bushels over and
above our regular needs. All we have to do is to
learn to appreciate it. Was ever patriotic duty made
so easy? And so clear?
America's Own" FoodCorn! It is the true American
food. The Indians, hardiest of races, lived on it.
Our forefathers adopted the diet and conquered a
continent. For a great section of our country it
has blong een the staff of life. How well the South
fought on it, history tells. Now it can help America
win a world war.
Learn SomethingCorn! It isn't one food. It's a
dozen. It's a cereal. It's a vegetable. It's a bread.
It's a dessert. It's nutritious more food value in it,
dollar for dollar, than meat or eggs or most other
vegetables. It's good to eat how good you don't
know until'you've had corn-bread properly cooked.
Best of all, it's plentiful and it's patriotic.
Corn's Infinite VarietyHow much do you know about
corn? About how good it is? About the many
delicious ways of cooking it? And what you miss
by not knowing more about it? Here are a few
of its uses?
There are at least fifty ways to use corn meal to
make good dishes for dinner, supper, lunch or break-
fast. Here are some suggestions:
DELICIOUS CORN MUFFINS.
Here's an old fashioned recipe for
muffins that has recently been
revived and used with unusual success
In several of the larger New York ho
tels To make three and a half dozen
muffins take one quart milk, six ounces
butter substitute, twelve ounces of
light syrup or honey, four eggs, pinch
of salt, two ounces baking powder,
one and a half pounds cornmeal and
one and a half pounds rye flour. The
butter and syrup should be thoroughly
mixed then add the eggs gradually.
Pour in the milk and add the rye flour
mixed with cornmeal and baking pow
Corn-meal molasses cake.
Apple corn bread.
Boston brown bread.
Biscuits. Griddle cakes.
Corn-meal croquettes. Corn-meal fish balls.
Meat and corn-meal dumplings.
Italian polenta. Tamales.
The recipes are in Farmers' Bulletin 565, "Corn
Meal as a Food and Ways of Using It," free from the
Department of Agriculture.
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It Didn't Worry Him.
"What did the landlord say when
you told him you would leave if the
janitor didn't give you more heat?"
"Didn't seem to worry him. In fact,
he suggested another location where I
would get all the heat I wanted and
then some."Boston Transcript.
A Maxwell Car Will Help
Waste is often committed when the in
tention is to economize.
A Maxwell car, famous for its economy,,
will cost you only a few dollars a month to
operate and maintain.
Which is the real economy:
(1) To use the car and
save time, strength, and
(2) To do without the
i car, lose time in your busi
ness, lose the health gained
from motoring, and worry
yourself into illness?
Use of a Maxwell car will give you self
Your neighbors and associates will get
mental inspiration from you.
As wave circles widen when a pebble hits
the water, so will your good example bene
fit your entire community.
Saveyes but do it sensibly, and let the
Maxwell help. ________
Touring Car $74-5 Roadster $745 Touring Car with
Winter Top $855 Roadster with Winter Top $830 Berline
$1095 Sedan with Wire Wheels $1195. F. O. B. Detroit
J. H. HOFFMAN
Local Agent Princeton
FOR THE BEST OF
11 Fresh and Salt Cured Meats
The City Meat Market
CALVIN OLSON, Prop.
Bring It In Now
We mean your whole milk, and we will pay you
Per Pound for Butterfat
Figure the price you have received for But-
terfat from Creameries during the past year and
compare it with what we have paid and you will
find about 25 per cent difference.
If more convenient you may haul your milk
every other day instead of daily if you keep it
sweet. Start hauling now and you
Will Never Regret It
ROM RIVER CHEESE COMPANY
List of letters remaining unclaimed
at the post office at Princeton, Minn.,
on January 28:
Mrs. Frederick Ness, Mr. Selby, Mr.
Carl Christ, Miss Viola Gould.
Please call for advertised letters.
M. M. Briggs, P. M.f