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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 20, 1917, NOON EDITION, Image 14

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over it has the advantage of not be
coming immediately popular on ac
count of the large amount of mate
rial required for its making.
The "under-caught" effect is also
used in development of some of the
more interesting taffeta evening
wraps.
NATION SHOULD TAKE
DECLARES
. BY DR. HARVEY W. WILEY
(In an Interview with Mary" Boyle
O'Reilly.)
Whether we remain at peace or ad
venture on war, the government
should take full possession of our
food supplies.
Every family in the country must
be able to buy staple foods at xed
prices.
Already one-tenth-of the people of
the United States are starving. Such
starvation is largely due to stupidity.
Even today 1 spent on.Indian corn
will keep a working man well nour
ished for one month. Five dollars
will supply four weeks' satisfying
food for an average family.
Plain living? Of course! But you
may take it from me, the war has
lulled luxury for this generation.
Humanity is entering upon such a
period of enforced economy as the
world has never seen. Europe feels
this today. We may realize it to
morrow. Enforced thrift is ablessing in dis
guise. Our grandparents were
stronger, more dependable, finer men
and women because they had not
ing to waste.
Whqn $1 can purchase only 50
cents' worth of food the man who
earns and the woman who spends
must learn what foods furnish most
nourishment before they buy. The
answer is indisputable. Cereals
bought in bulk supply the greatest
amount of "chew," heat and energy
for the least money. And of all ce
reals, Indian corn is the cheapest I
have proved it by long practice. -
Corn bread, corn mush, any one
rf a hundred corn meal dishes with
a baked potato and an apple supply
OVER FOOD SUPPLIES,
DR. WILEY
a perfectly balanced diet
For children milk is also necessary
one pint of milk per child per day.
I will guarantee to keep any child
in -perfect health, growth and enjoy
ment on a daily ration of one-half
pound corn meal and one pint of milk
a day cost, four cents.
That plan steals the threat from
food wars or interstate railway
strikes and puts the quietus on the
high cost of living and the "neces
sity" for birth control. N
Remember the physical degenera
tion due to wrong feeding, intestinal
troubles or prolonged semi-starvation
is not confined to the hunger
stricken children of Europe. What
of America's starving children, un
conscious victims of food poisons?
The child whose blood becomes acid
from eating foods unfit or nasty
cheap is semi-starved, under-sized,
bad tempered, and, of course, "incor
rigible." A hungry child cannot be good;
neither can it work or study.
Suspicious sausages have sent
more boys to the saloon or the re
form school than their critics sus
pect Why?" Because, the people
who have least money to waste
spend most on buying food trash.
My household of four makes four
dinners from a five-pound roast,
changing to a chicken On Sunday.
The rest of our diet is fruit, potatoes
and cereals. We work hard and are
never ill.
My farmer, who earns one-twentieth
of my wages, spends five times
as much per person on food for his
household.
MY corn meal mush costs 6 cents a
pound; HIS breakfast cereal sells for
25 cents a pound.

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