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BY DR. HARVEY W. WILEY,
America's Famous Food Expert.
(In an Interview With Mary Boyle
Washington, April 13. "The big
gest war work in which the women
of America can engage at this mo
ment is this: Demand war bread!
This is the message Dr. Harvey W.
Wiley gave me today when I asked
him to discuss expertly the subject
of "food in wartime."
1 "By war bread I mean whole
v wheat bread 100 per cent bread!"
exclaimed Dr. Wiley.
"American millers discard 28- per
cent of the wheat; the people who
eat the resulting white bread dig
their graves with their teeth. And
more than one-fourth of the wheat
supply is thus thrown away.
"From now qn we Americans have
GOT to save. The 100 cents dollar
has a 33 cents hole bored through its
center; the wheat crop is short; and
bread is today higher than at any
time since the civil war.
"The house mother who spent 94
pents a day for her family's food in
1913 must now spend $1.16 for the
same provisions OR GO WITH
OUT. And when food is short, it is
the children, the invalids and the
aged who suffer first; for wage earn
ers arid armies MUST be fed.
Economy in the home or the coun
try is a WOMAN'S problem. A wom
an's movement to raise milling stan
dards to 9 per cent and so increase
our wheat supply of 81 ,00,000 bush
els, or 196 pounds per person, would
do more for the well being of the
United States than all the drilling
and wigwagging put together. In a
word, war bread is more essential
"Be our crops what they may,
America is bound to co-operate with
the allies by sending whatever food
supplies can be spared. This summer
will see the whole world demanding
American grown food; before au
tumn the high cost of living will
probably take wings. There will be
no food famine if we exercise com
mon sense, but a. sharp pinch is cer
tainly coming. N We must choose be
tween war bread no or the danger
of bread tickets later.