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MEXICO MISSOURI MESSAGE, MEXICO, MISSOURI.
! Tlie Housewife and the War
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(Special Information Service, United
PLAN YOUR MEALS
'Only Three and a Half Cent Worth of Gas Were Required to Cook In Oven
Thla Entire Delicious Meal.
SAVING FUEL IS
Housewives Are Urged to Prac
tice Economy in Arranging
Meals for Family.
SOOX ENTIRE MEAL IN OVEH
Compartment Vessel Which Enables
Ono to Cook Two or Three Vege
tables Over One Burner la
v Worthy of Attention.
It Is just as much a patriotic serv
Jce for you to save fuel as to save
Yood. War activities call for great
quantities of fuel la addition to the
usual demand. To make this supply
available very American must save.
-A little thought la the planning of
your meals, with the saving of fuel In
view, will make it possible to save an
Appreciable amount' each day. . .
Utilizing the Flame.
For the woman who cooks with gas
or liquid fuel, many economies are
practicable. The purchase of a com
partment vessel which enables one to
-cook two or three vegetables over one
burner Is a worth-while economy,
.since the gas from one burner cooks
the food ordinarily requiring . three
burners. Or if you have a colander
or a wire basket that fits over an or
dinary kettle you can steam 6uch vege
tables as squash, peas or carrots over
the kettle in which the potatoes are
Remember that when the flame
spreads' up around the side of the
vessel you waste gas. Turn down the
flame after the boiling point Is reached,
for ' the potatoes will not cook any
more quickly la water that is boiling
fast than in water that Is boiling
The greatest amount of gas wasted,
however, Is by the indiscriminate use
-of the oven. Too often the oven is
lighted to bake a single dish- when by
a little careful planning the whole
dinner can be baked by the beat ex
pended upon one dish.
Three Fuel-Saving Dinners.,
Here are throe dinners planned to
titlllze the heat of the oven to the
est advantage, all the hot dishes of
nvhlch may he baked at the same time.
Peppers' stuffed with Rice and Cheese.
Baked Potatoes. Baked Onions.
Corn Dodgers. Butter.
Baked Cocoanut Custard.
fftoast Beef with Browned Potatoes and
Baked Whole Tomatoes.
Bran "Biscuit. Butter.
Olazed Sweet Potatoes.
Baked Corn. Pickles.
Bread. - Butter.
Sliced Fsesh Peaches or Baked Dried
Oatmeal Drop Cookies.
It may not always be convenient to
Siave such a, baked dinner, but If you
lo light the oven to bake cake or even
.oulck bread, think ahead far enough
-to have some sort of fruit or pudding
rcadv to put In the oven for use at a
Jater meal. If such care is used it
may prove better economy to make
frequent uso of the oven. ,
Save Time as Well as Fuel.
Another way to save fuel Is the use
t the tireless cooker for meat, cereals.
4ind some vegetables. , The main point
la the conservation of fuel la cooking
Is planning ahead how to make the
best use of the smallest amount of
fuel. A meal cooked with the aid of a
dreless cooker must be planned ahead,
' for time is required for this typo of
BtaUs Department ot Acrtoultur.)
TO SAVE FUEL
cooking. Ton will find that the meals
planned ahead cnrefully are better
meals and you will be surprised how
much you can cut your fuel consump
tion. Save by Using:
Dates, raisins, figs, to sweeten
puddings and cereals.
Fruit and nut confections for
Honey, sirups, maple sugar,
and molasses in cakes, cookies,
and all desserts.
Leas sugar in beverages.
Thinner sirups or no sirups in
No frosting unless made with
Waste by Losing:
Sugar dregs in coffee cups and
Sugar leavings la cereal bowls
Sugar spilled la little lots la
Sugar spent to make caramel
for flavor or coloring. 1
Good sugar spoiled In scorched
food or by careless cooking.
Pieces of cake or cookies or
any sweetened dessert left to
be thrown away.
Sauerkraut Is in Season.
Attempts have been made to keep
popular the tasteful and popular dish
of sauerkraut by changing the name
to Liberty cabbnge. But if the rose
will smell as sweet by any other name,
to will sauerkraut taste as 'good to
many people whether Its name be
changed or not.
The essential points to make
good kraut are the use of mature,
Found cabbage, scrupulous cleanliness
throughout the process, and proper
care of tho surface of the brine after
fermentation is completed.
In making sauerkraut for home pur
poses the outer green leaves of the
cabbage should be removed. Just as
in preparing the head for boiling. In
addition, all decayed or bruised leaves
should be discarded and the core re
moved. If an Instrument for this pur
pose Is not available, it is advisable
to quarter the heads and slice off the
part of the core remaining on each
quarter. The cabbage should be
shredded by one of the hand-shredding
machines sold upon the market for
such purposes, or, If one Is not avail
r.ble, the heads may be cut Into thin
slices with a slaw cutter or a large
Tho shredded cabbage should be
packed Immediately Into a perfectly
clean, water-tight receptacle, such as
a cider or wine barrel, keg, or tub. As
It Is packed Into the receptacle add
salt in the proportion of one pound of
salt to forty pounds of cobbage, dis
tributing It evenly throughout the cab
bage. Experiments have shown that
aDDrozImately two and one-half
pounds of salt to each one hundred
pounds of shredded" cabbage give the
best flavor to the resulting kraut.
When-the barrel or crock Is nearly
full, the cabboge should be pressed
down os firmly as possible and cov
ered with a clean board cover. It Is
advlsnble, but not essential, that clean
cloth be placed over the cabbage be
fore the cover Is put into place. The
salt soon extracts a considerable
amount of the cabbage Juice from the
cabbage, and a sufficient weight of
clean brick or stone should be added
to cause the brine to rise up to the
woodea cover. Sot the container aside
until fermentation is complete and
fcktm off any acuta that forms. '
To nrevent your little girl's stock'
inirs tearing with the suspenders,
make an eyelet hole at the top of the
stocking, worked strongly round. You
cna thea pas the suspender through
a ' -x y 1 i
DO GREAT WORK
Allies Praise Americans for Part
They Played in Durazzo
ACTIVE DUTY PLEASES MEN
Squadron of Twelve Commanded by
Captain Nelson Forms Screen for
Big Warships One of Fate's
London. A contingent of 12 Ameri
can submarine chasers played- a bril
liant and novel part In the Durazzo en
gagement. This chaser squadron ef
fectively acted as a screen around the
big ships engaged la the bombardment
to protect them against submarines.
Ihe Americans Were under heavy fire,
but had no casualties.
Capt. C. P. Nelson and Lieut. Com.
II. Bastedo commanded the squad
ron. A largo percentage of the officers
and men were of the naval reserve
and reports of the operation praise
their work highly.
The Americans definitely sank one
submarine and damaged and probably
destroyed another. After the engage
ment they escorted a British cruiser
which had been hit by a torpedo safely
to the base from which the expedition
started. An" enemy hospital ship was
also taken in charge for examination.
Active Duty Pleases Men.
Throughout the bombardment and
when the forces were approaching the
mrbor the chasers circled swiftly
.vound the big ships. A report received
oere says the men had a good time and
irldently were pleased with the sue
cess of the first achievement of this
character the chasers had attempted
to work. Heretofore they have been
patrolling, dropping depth charges and
firing on enemy submarines.
Austria-Hungary has at the most
only two modern battleships left; she
has lost a large number of small craft,
and now Durazzo, the advanced base
of her depleted fleet, has been ren
dered useless, writes the British naval
expert, Archibald Hurd, la the Daily
Telegraph. Continuing, he says:
"Durazzo, practically dominating all
one side of the Adriatic, was to the
Austrian what Zeebrugge was once to
the Germans. No effort had been
spared to make It an Impregnable port
which would be valuable to the Aus
trlans, as a base of military forces of
the quadruple alliance la Albania, and
In addition be a pistol aimed at the
Sees One of Fate's Queer Twists.
"In the scheme of attack provision
had been made by the entente naval
forces for the co-operation of Ameri
can submarine chasers, of which quite
a number have been working In the
Mediterranean. It was an Irony of fate
that whereas the Germans boasted of
READY FOR DESTRUCTION OF BRIDGES
tJ W.t-rn N.wp..r Union - : ' ::A -- ; - - r f . y v
rtjtrol uud tar ready for tho destruction of bridges at a moment's notice
are placed everywhere by the belligerents in France. Just now it is tho Ger
mans who are burning the bridges to protect their retreat
AIRMAN ESCAPES DEATH
London. A British airman flying a
powerful machine at 10,000 feet over
Ostend recently had the machine's tall
shot off by the direct hit of a shell, a
very unusual occurrence. .,
The machlno turned upside down,
out of control, : and , the pilot was
thrown out of his seat- By some lo
expllcable maneuver he managed to
clamber onto the bottom of the fusel
age of the machine astride of which
he sat as if he was riding a horse. ,
Though the machlno was out of con
trol, owing to the loss of Its tall planes,
yet by moving forward and backward
he so managed to balance it that It
glided steadily downward, , although U
h-as upBlde down.
He successfully brought It' across
the German Hues aud came safely to
within a few hundred feet of y the
ground. Then he crashed and was In
jured, but U now recovering la hos-Dltal.
the damage their submarines would do
to the Americans It was the submarine
chasers of our friends which traveled
about four thousand miles to deal with
the German partner at his gateway.
"The American seamen will be cor
dially congratulated by their comrades
In the other allied navies on the de
struction of two Austrian submarines.
The attack was a direct and menacing
challenge to the Austro-IIungarlan
fleet, and It presents another effective
blow struck at the enemy.
"The task of making a way through
the mine fields in broad daylight must
have been a difficult and hazardous
one. We shall probably learn that
some of our hardy east coast fisher
men, Englishmen and Scotchmen, had
a hand In clearing the passage for the
HIS HEROIC DEED
Doesn't Think Much of Act That
He Did Was Swim River Under
Fire and Rescue Wounded '
Pittsburgh. "Now listen, get met
There's been so much hot air about
this hero stuff that I want you to get
It Btralght. I saw this French bird
across the river and I went and got
him. If I hadn't someone else probably
would have taken the same chance."
In these words Capt. Walter It.
Flannery, who was awarded the Cross
of War for swimming the Marne river
and rescuing a wounded French sol
dier at the time the Germans held the
Alsne-Marne salient, disposes of any
attempt to make a hero of him for the
deed. At the time Flannery was a lieu
tenant. He is at his home here on a
The wounded man lay on the bank
across the river from where the
Americans were stationed at Savlgny.
Disregarding a French officer's warn
ing that It probably was a ruse to at
tract Americans over that the Huns
might learn what division opposed
them, Flannery waited until nightfall,
when he stripped to his underclothing
and swam across. The Germans
spotted him and most of the trip was
under water. Flannery tells the rest
of tho story as follows:
"When I got over I found the man.
All the French I knew was 'lcl, id'
'here, here' and then the bird. went
hysterical and refused to come Into
the water. He" was too weak to tie
the rope X had brought along, so I
cldent occurred at a height of 16,000
feet, over hostile territory, and that
during the airman's terribly precarious
ride he was subject to nntl-olrcraft
fire, and Uuble to tho attack of hostile
scouts, It is not too much to say that
his Is a record achievement.
Recently another airman was shot
down, out of control, from 18,000 feet,
and fell, fluttering like a loaf toward
the ground. At a height of 9,000 feet
ho fainted. Shortly afterward he
came to, and found himself in the ma
chine upside down In a tnursh, unhurt
Corncobs for Overseas.
St. Louis, Mo. The United Stutes
government .recently closed a hurry
up order , with the several .monufac
furers of corncob pipes at Washington,
Mo., for 1,500,000 pipes. At the same
time the national organization of the
Knights of . Columbus - closed a con
tract for 250,000 of the same kind ot
Olwa, All arc j b rvtf "irseaa,
LABRADOR FISHERY IS SHORT
Only 60,000 Quintals , Are Expected
This Season, Against 250,000
In a Qood Year.
St.' John's, N. F. The Labrador fish
ery, one of the principal branches of
Iho Newfoundland cod fishery Indus
try, threatens to be very short this
year. The fish are shipped direct from
the coast to European countries, main
ly Portugal, Spain, Italy and" Greece,
and very high prices are obtained now
adays, virtually double the figures rul
ing before the war started. The Lab
rador fishery of Newfoundland has not
In late years attained the same pro
portions as formerly when some 20,000
fisher folk, men, women and children,
migrated there every summer for the
Pshlng season, and the catch In some
jiars reached 250,000 quintals. A good
season at present would represent half
these figures, whereas the outlook Just
new Is that for the 10,000 or 12,000
people engaged, not more than 50,000
quintals will be obtained.
Blind Man Gets Work
in Munition Factory
Wllllmanttc, Conn. Connecti
cut Is believed to be the first
state in the Union to provide
munition work for a blind man.
John It. McCarthy of this city,
who lost his sight two years ago,
has been at work for several
weeks In a nearby munition fac
tory crimping primers for big
guns. He was aided In securing
employment by Superintendent
H. J. Martlndale of the United
States Employment agency, and
Stettson K. Ryan, secretary of
the state board of education for
had to drag him in. We got over all
"But the Joke was that a couple of
days later I got orders to report to a
French colonel. Headquarters was
Hbout seven miles away, so I hoofed
it back, expected to be put on patrol
duty of some sort I presented my
self and couldn't find out what the
program was. They told me to go
stand behind a major. I did, but the
major kept rambling around, and me
after him like a goof.
"Then I was told to go forward on
the parade ground, and a French gen
eral lined me up, pointed a sword at
me and turned on the French. It
wasn't much of a conversation, for
didn't know what he was talking about,
so I Just grinned. Then he let down
the sword, pinned this on me the
Croix de Guerre and started kissing
me. Say, that mustache tickled me
from ear to ear. I'm off saving men
YANKEE COINS GAINING FAVOR
In Lieu of French
Small Shops of
Paris. The continued arrival of
American soldiers In France loaded to
the "gunwales" with United States
money has resulted in Yankee coins
gaining considerable favor in France.
In many small shops they are accept
ed in lieu of French money.
Newspaper vendors, boat ticket sell
ers and others who deal largely la pea
nies would much rather accept an
American nickel or a couple of cents
than change a five-franc note.
The French like the American five
cent piece. "Elle est Jolle," they say,
comparing it with the French coin of
the same denomination, which has a
square hole in the center. They don't
think so much of the American cop
pers. Being hardly half as large as
tho sou they have been accustomed to,
they can't see why It has the sani?
Dimes are accepted readily for half
a franc, but qunrters and half dollars,
blng at odd values with the franc
standard, find It hard sledding to get
WOMAN SHERIFF MAKES GOOD
When She Goes After an Offender.
He Had Better Surrender
Coleman, Tex. Mrs. John R. Baa
nlster Is the new sheriff of Coleman
county. All who know her say that
when she buckles on her six-shooter
and goes out Jo make an arrest the of
fender had better make peaceful sur
render If he knows what Is good for
him. It Is not meant by this that Mrs.
Bnnulster Is a woman of the rough
man type on the contrary she Is un
assuming, quiet and prcposseaslng In
looks. The sum unl substance of It
ia that she belongs to a stock of west'
crners that does not know what fear
is when it comes to fulfilling what she
believes to be her official duty.
. Mr. Bannister's husband, Captain
Bannister, who died recently, was sher
iff of Coleuion county for many years.
Hla wife assisted htm In his work la
many ways and Is sutd to be thorough
ly familiar with (he details of tho of
fice. It wus but nature that she
should be elevatid to theacaat noai-
tiou, her frteuda aj.
American women '
nurses are installed
eight miles in the;
rear of the fighting
lines "over there.'''
Right here at bome)
should learn nurs
ing to take care of
the sick or, ia
wounded. You can
learn a great deal
by obtaining the "Medical Adviser," a
book of 1,000 pages, bound in cloth,
eon teining chapters on First Aid, Band
aging, Anatomy, Hygiene, Sex Problems,
Mother and Babe. 200 prescriptions for
aoute and chronio diseases; profusely fJ
lustra ted by wood cuts and colored plates.
Ask your druggist or send 60o. to Pub
Usher, 663 Main Street, Buffalo, N. Y.
If a woman is nervous or has dizzy
spells, Buffers from awful pains at regu
lar or irregular intervals she should turn
to a tonio made up of herbs, and with
out alcohol, which makes weak women
strong and 'sick women well. It is Dr.
Pieroe'a Favorite Prescription. Then,
for the liver and bowels nothing is so
good as Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets.
Alton. IB. "I had need of a medicine,
to aid me when in a delicate way. I saif
'favorite Prescrip.tion' advertised in the
paper. I began taking it and it helped
mo at once. I usqd it tor six months and
it proved the beet medicine for that pur
pose. It makes one stronger, more com-
ortable and better able to bear the troubles
that co with that situation. I was so
delighted with the good I received that X
bave recommended it to my men as."
Mr. v. TvnOieu, Wilis, iihau
Your Veterinarian can stamp ;
tiem out with Cutter's Anti-Calf 1
Scour Serum and Cutter's Cjerm
Free Blackleg Filtrate and Aggressin,
ot Cutter's Blackleg Puis.
Ask him about them.' If he
hasn't our literature, write to us for
information on these products.
The Cutter Laboratory
Berkeley, Cel., or Chicago, 111. .
"Th Lmiormfrr Ttmt Knt Horn-
Your Best Asset
A Skin Cleared By-
Always Something Doing.
Willis How do you like army lifet
Quite a number of new turns for a
fellow to get used to, I suppose.
GIHis You bet At night you turn
In, and Just as you are about to tura
over somebody turns up and saya
"turu out." Life.
LIFT OFF CORNS!
With fingers ! Corns and cal
luses lift off. No pain!
Magic t Just drop a little Freezone
oa that touchy corn. Instantly It stops
aching, then you lift the corn off with
the fingers. Truly! No humbug I
Try Freezone I Your druggist sells a
tiny bottle for a few cents, sufficient te
rid your feet of every hard corn, soft
corn, or corn betweeu the toes, ane!
calluses, without one particle of palsy
soreness or Irritation. Freexone is the,
discovery of a noted Cincinnati genius
"My husband has written n three
ten-page letters describing bow he has
taken care of, the rubber tree and the
goldfish aud everything. 1 distrust
"If ho were working as hard as he
Bays he la. he wouldn't tare time to doj
all that letter writing."
All drarrfets: Soap B, Ointment SB , TmJertaB.
Ssumle) ch fraxjof "0ticre I, at, ct4."
.t-T j PARKER'S
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