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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 08, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 14

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may be seen through the window of
the $li000,000 Ford mansion darning
the socks of her husband and son.
And she's a successful mother.
"I am a mother, and if I were a
European mother I'd rather give up
my own life thaiisend my son into
battle to seek the life of another
mother's boy," declared Mrs. Ford
before she left Detroit for New York
to sail on the peace ship, Oscar II.
"Participation in this movement
I consider a God-given duty," she
said very quietly, "and I believe it is
an immediate duty, for the nearest
day that peace can be obtained is the
time for peace.
"Until I talked with Mme. Schwim
mer I 4id not realize what this war
has meant to the women of Europe
and means this very minute while we
are talking of it If every man and
woman in this country appreciated
the horror of this war to the mothers
as that horror was pictured to me,
there would be one united demand
for quick action -in this country.
"Let any mother imagine what it
would mean to her to have her son,
or sons, torn away from her and sent
into trenches- to maim or kill the
sons of other mothers who were torn
away for the same purpose. Think
of the mother who has watched her
son grow into manhood, who has
guided him to be a God-respecting
man and a loving son only to have
to give him up for war.
"Mme. Schwimmer has told me
that the warring nations themselves
are ready to stop this useless con
flict She has also told me that the
neutral nations of Europe will act
as agents for peace. All they lack is
the initiative from the big brother
the United States. Now is the time,
I believe."
Just as Mrs. Ford was his unfailing
supporter years ago, she is content
to have her husband spend his for
tune, if necessary, in his efforts to
bring peace.
In face of the world's laughs, sar- I
castic comment and skepticism, she
confidently believes that Henry For,d
will accomplish what he has set out
to do end the European war.
How did Mrs. Ford bring about the
$5 minimum day in the Ford fac
tories? Ford has been wondering for sev
eral days what he could do to better
industrial conditions in his great au
tomobile plants.
"Do you remember when you
worked by the day?" asked his wife
as she glanced up from a book.
"Hope 111 never forget it," he re
plied. "Well," whispered Mrs. Ford with
a smile, "what did you look for
ward to?"
'A raise in pay," he answered.
A few days later the announce
ment was made that thereafter thej
lowest wage paid by the Ford com-
pany would be $5 a day. The pres
ent extensive Ford sociological sys
tem followed.
Edsel Ford, the son, is of the same
quiet, unassuming type of his moth
er. He Is a thinner and has already
perfected several minor inventions.
He is now secretary and treasurer of
the company, having succeeded to
that position through the recent re-
signation of James Couzens, the vice
president, who quit because he didj
not agree with Ford's peace views,
and statements of them.
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FILLING FOR PUMPKIN PIE
One and one-half cups of strained
pumpkin; one-quarter cup of mo
lasses; one-half cup of sugar; or use
three-quarters cup of sugar and omit
the molasses. One-half teaspoon of
salt, one-third teaspoon of ginger, a
dash of cinnamon, nutmeg and all
spice. Beat all together until foamy;
beat one egg very light and add to
the pumpkin mixture; heat two cups
of milk almost to boiling point and
turn all together and beat a minute,
then turn into pie tin lined with rich
pie crust Put into hot oven to set
the filling, then lower heat and bake
slowly one hour. '

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