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THE DAY BOOK
N. D COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
500 S. FKORIA ST. CHICAGO, ILL.
TelenhntiPt Editorial, Monroe 3XJ
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Chicago, 50 cents a month. By
Mail, United States and Can
ada, 50 cents a Month.
Entered as second-class matter April
21. 19U. at the postofflce at Chicago
IIL. under the Act of March 3. 147s'
EGG SPECULATOR CACKLES.
The agricultural dep't announces
that eggs are going into cold stor
age at 34 cents per dozen, which is
50 per cent higher than last year.
This means that during most of
next fall and winter American house
wives will have to pay 50 per cent
more for eggs than last fall and win
ter. Figure it out, please. It means
SO to 90-cent eggs, doesn't it? Just
about and, likely, more too, for the
cold storage man will not only put
that 50,per cent extra he's now pay
ing for eggs upon his prices, but his
expenses are going to be higher and
the housewife can safely bet the good
will of her cook that these increases
will also go upon the price of eggs.
You will not rupture your power of
imagination by picturing yourself,
father and the children coming out
to the breakfast table, cold mornings
next winter, to find eggs $1 the
dozen. Your family, Mrs. House
wife, is in the center of a ring. Cir
cling 'round and 'round go high
priced hen food, high eggs, high cold
storage, high everything. You can
sit in that center and tearfully roar
for government help or you can help
yourselves. How? Well, in the case
of eggs, by preserving eggs now for
next winter's use. And eggs are a
fine substitute for meat and other
foods that are surely going to fly
f ahove the reach of anti-aircraft guns.
The cold storage men are taking
50 per cent more risk in putting up
eggs for you. They simply have 50
per cent more confidence in your
helplessness. They plan to hard-frj
yuu in ueuemuer. iiiey win, umus;
you scramble them in April.
TO MAKE UP DECREASES. The.
national crop bureau of the U. S.
weather bureau views crop prospects
thus, at this time:
A decided decrease in winter
An increase in corn and potatoes.
It is improbable that anything can
now be done to knockdown this de
crease in winter wheat, although a
saving of many millions of bushels
produced can be made by the house
wives demanding wholewheat flour
instead of the white sorts.
But, in every part of this country
where there are irrigation plants or
where rainfall can reasonably be ex
pected, there is still time to put in
con;, potatoes, peas and beans. The
increase in these four foodstuffs can
be made simply enormous. If it is,
wheat's decrease will not result in
any loss whatever in health, phy
sical stamina or morals. To the
contrary, it will mean enhancement
of national strength at a time when
the nation needs to be especially
Where there's a garden there's a
The mere thought of a draft gives
congress cold feet.
Weeds are national enemies now.
They throttle the country's food sup
ply. There was a little kaisar and his
name was Bill; he got in the world's
way and then stood stilL Teut! Teut!
An optimist is one who makes lem
onade at night out of the lemons
that have been handed to him dur
ing the day. Sommers.