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CHICAGO HEALTH DEPARTMENT HANDS
OUT A LITTLE LESSON ON PURE MILK
What is clean milk? ' "
Clean milk is milk free from dirt of
any kind, visible or invisible, includ
ing germs of disease.
What is safe milk?
A safe milk is milk that is clean,
fresh and free from any of the dis
ease producing germs.
What are the dangerous germs
found in milk that produce disease?
The dangerous germs found i'n
milk are those that cause tuberculo
sis, typhoid fever, scarlet fever, diph
theria and septic sore throat.
How may milk that is suspected
as being dangerous be made safe?
What does pasteurizing mean?
Pasteurizing milk means heating
it to a temperature of not less than
140 degrees Fahrenheit and main
taining that temperature for not less
than 20 minutes. The milk, thus
treated, must then be immediately
cooled to 45 degrees Fahrenheit and
should be keptat 50 degrees Fahren
heit, never above, until used.
From where is Chicago's milk
From about 60,000 cows on about
14,000 farms located in the rich
farming and dairy regions within a
radius of 100 miles of Chicago, in
cluding the states of Illinois, Wiscon
sin, Michigan, Indiana and Iowa.
How is this milk brought into Chi
By trains on the railroads running
through the regions named.
What is Chicago's daily consump
tion of milk and cream?
About 260,000 gallons, or 1,040,000
quarts, every 24 hours. This does
not include milk served to hotels,
restaurants, ice cream makers or
other large users.
How much do the people of Chi
cago pay every day for the milk they
Figuring the price of milk at 8
cents a quart, the people of Chicago
pay .approximately $83,200 a day for
the milk used in their homes. This O
would make a yearly milk bill of
about $29,940,000. This enormous
sum of money is divided among the
milk dealers, wholesale and retail,
the farmers in the country who pro
duce the milk and the railroad com
panies who transport it into the city.
How should milk be kept in the
It should be kept cool and never
left standing in the sun or where flies
may have access to it Be careful
Jo always replace the cap after tak
ing milk from the bottle and keep the
milk cool all the time. Remember
that good milk is soon spoiled by im
proper care. The dep't of health does
alLin its power to save clean, safe
milk delivered at your home; but un
less you do your part to keep it as
good, until used, as it is when deliv
ered to you by your dealer, you will
derive no benefits from all of , the
care and pains that have been taken
to protect and conserve your daily
supply of this important article of
TRIB AND MAYOR IN NEW SCRAP
Mayor Thompson and the Tribune
have hooked up in a scrap for con
trol of the city-wide garden move
ment. The mayor wants Louise Os- 1
borne Rowe, public welfare com'r, to
have charge of the movement and
the Trib is boosting the claims of A) i
Perry Holden, one of the bosses of I
the International Harvester Co.
In order to strengthen Holden's i
position the Trib is printing knocks
at Mrs. Rowe's administration as the
head of the welfare dep't and issuing
threats to start an independent gar
den movement unless Holden is