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are millions of families that rely on
bread as a considerable element in
their daily sustenance. It is a hard
ship for them to be educated up to
the ten-cent loaf. As far back as
February, 1915, we heard rumors of
the 6-cent loaf. And after a well
managed propaganda of about 16
months the bakers now think they
have eduucated consumers up to the
"The small baker who runs a lunch
counter to make the profit which he
can't make on his bread, and the
large - wholesale manufacturer of
bread have taken the place of the
good old New England housewife,
and the public pays the price.
r- f"Wh.y not have every home a mo
del bakery? The conveniences for
the kitchen have kept pace with the
new facilities for the big bakers. I
am talking now of the housewife
who tries to be chiefly a home mak
er, and whose husband earns a small
"Suppose hers' is a family of six
and she has to buy seven 10-cent
loaves a wee.k. That is a conserva
tive estimate. She spends 2.80 a
month for bread. Think what she
could save if she baked her own
bread! And she. would know, more
over, what were the ingredients mak
ing up her loaf, and would be sure of
its- cleanliness. '
"Of course here each family would
have to go up against the increasing
cost of flour, and to iheet this, and
decide the future of our foo.d supply,
there must be concerted action on
- the part of all American women !"
BREAD FAMINE BY APRIL?
New York, Sept 26 "This nation
will need six hundred million bushels
A of wheat in 1917," according to Com
missioner Hartigan of the city bu
reau of weights and measures.
"There are three hundred million
bushels destined for export; if this
wheat is exported there will be only
..two hundred twenty million bushels
left little more than one-third the
amount we require.
"That is why we must have an em
bargo on wheat exports!
"We may be without flour by ApriL
Before then bread may-be selling for
20 cents a 10-ounce loaf!"
Chicago housewives within the
next two days will have a chance to
learn how to bake bread. A free
school is to be established somewhere
within the loop by the Women's
Ass'n of Commerce.
.The association's probe into the
claim made by big bakers brought
out that bread, with flour selling at
its present figure, costs the baker
about 2.92 cents per loaf, and not
more than 4 cents as they have
Federal subpoenas for B. H. Dahl
heimer, head of Chicago Master Bak
ers'ass'n will be issued today ifDahl
heimer fails to appear for a talk with
Dis't Aty Clyne.
STATE'S ATT'Y CHARGED WITH
MURDER REFUSED BAIL
St Joseph, Mo., Sept 26. Re
fused bail when arraigned, charged
with murdering his wife, County
Prosecutor Oscar McDaniel today
planned to conduct his own case at
his prelimniary hearing tomorrow.
Although charge of first degree mur
der is not bailable, McDaniel plans to
bring such an array of influential
friends into court ready to vgo his
bond that, even though he is refused
release, such a showing will have a
good effect on public sentiment
It is announced that in a new
building to be erected in this city in
which there are to be bachelor quar
ters a dumb waiter is to be installed.
It would be well, too, if she was also
deaf and bliud, Sapulpa, OkUu,