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180 Kinds of Food in 21,000
Meals On One Voyage of
N Big U. S. Transport
Is How Uncle Sam Feeds His Men at
Sea.Thousands Upon Thousands of
Soldiers, Hungry as Wolves (at
times) Expeditiously Served and
Without the Slightest Confusion.
Story Told by the Ship's Reporter in
the Vessel's Own Daily Paper.
The Committee on Public Informa
tion issues the following:
Two hundred and ten thousand
meals were served on a United States
transport on a recent voyage. One
hundred and eighty varieties of food
were used in making up the menus, and
this ship carried 750,000 pounds3,750
An account of how the soldiers are
fed is given in the ship's 'daily news
paper The vessel has its own journal,
printed aboard, containing the news of
the day received by wireless through
the "'Navy Press," which keeps the men
on the seas in touch with the events of
the outside world. The ship's reporter,
describing how *'thg_ almost unending
lines of khaki file by for their meals,"
Thousands Fed in Short Time
"In spaces no larger than a private
dining room at Sherry's they come by.
thousands upon thousands, and yet in
such perfect order that in less than 80
minutes the last man has been served.
"The khaki line seems limitless. It
must seem longer than that to those in
the rear. But the coffee in the big pots
remains hot, the stew continues to
steam, and in less than seven seconds
each man has an equipment replete
with food. It only takes two details to
accomplish this miracleperfect sys
tem and vast quantities of things that
one can eat. That's about all it takes.
"Flour, potatoes, and beef are the
Big Three that rule the realm below,
yet there are 159.000 pounds of fresh
vegetables waiting to be absorbed, pro
viding the sea doesn't get too rough.
Arrange Their Own Menus
"After receiving their food the men
arrange their own menus. For ex
ample one takes gravy on his rice and
jam on his bread. The next takes
gravy on his bread and jam on his rice,
usmg the combination to produce a
-^B-^ crimson-tinted mixture of startling
^effect. American ingenuity is hard to
"Outside of providing 210,000 meals
at sea the mess officer of the ship has
very little to do. Very little.
"He is only called upon to provide,
by the regulations. ISO different var
ieties of food. That's all. Ever try to
order 180 different things to eat'* Yet
this is the authentic list.
Over 7,000 Loaves Baked in a Day
"The food needed to feed several
thousand men at sea ranges beyond the
Slutton dream. You get the answer
the ship down below the" water line
where 7 290 loaves of bread have been
baked in one day. and eaten, and where
you stumble over every variety from
60.000 pounds of beef to 132.000 esgs.
or a compartment of brick ice cream
a 10 degree above zero vault.
"And if this doesn't suit you, you can
when your farm home and barn are
equipped with a
Cats out thedrudgeryandkeeps
the boys at the more interest
Helps to make their day
more cheerful and increa
ses the farm profits.
Be a happy Leader fanner.
50,000 already in use.
& Iron Works Company,
bump along into 49,324 pounds of po
tatoes, 7,100 pounds of ham and bacon,
7,80a pounds of butter, 9,200 pounds of
sugar, and 61,300 pounds of flour.
"If you can't get a meal out of this
you can still fall back on 4,600 pounds
of sausage, 3,400 pounds of sauerkraut,
26,000 pounds of apples, 19,800 pounds
of oranges, and 4,200 pounds of onions.
"And this leaves out 1,600 pounds of
jam and 9,400 pounds of lima and navy
Immense Appetitesat Times.
"The sea brings on an appetiteat
times. So does wearing khaki. The
combination develops a cyclone. Yet
this ship not only yields many thou
sands of meals a day, but will deposit
100,000 pounds of food at its next port.
No wonder Mr. Hoover wanted all food
conserved. He must have thought of
these men in khaki waiting their turn,
one thousand upon another thousand
through a space 60 by 40 feet, each
man armed with a mess equipment in
either fist, ready to go over the top
and break the bread line. Breaking
the bread line is the proper phrase
On this trip alone they will consume
75,000 loaves and use up 2,000 loaves
more for sandwiches when they leave
All Done Systematically
"There is no vast space for all this
but perfect organization, four clean
kitchens, and a mess force of 138 men
turn the trick without a tangle. From
potatoes to pies, from ice cream to
sauerkraut, from grapefruit to onions,
from jam to sardines, the allotment is
drawn from its shadowed hiding place
below where the removal of several
pounds hardly leaves a dent. And
handling ISO varieties of food in quan
tities that range from 800 pounds to
79 tons speaks almost for itself.
"Just how many calories 750,000
pounds of food contain you can figure
for yourself on the next rainy after-
North Star College I
Miss Olga Hermanson will return to
take up her work in the Conservatory
of Music July 15th. She will then be
pleased to have all her old pupils re
turn for lessons, and many new ones.
During the summer months more time
for practice can be taken, hence a
greater progress. Call at the College
at any time on Monday, July 15th, at
which time you will get your lesson
Anyone desiring to study pipe organ
during the summer months will have
the opportunity to do so. Miss Her
manson will organize a class just as
soon as she returns.
Prof. Sjostrand and family attended
the outing of the members of the Swed
ish Lutheran church of Thief River
Falls at the beautiful home and grove
o# Malberg Excell last Sunday
afternoon. During the course of the
afternoon, a program-was rendered" at
which time Prof. Sjostrand delivered
Mr. Lundgren and Prof Sjostrand
attended the Mis-Summer picnic at the
Matts Enckson grove two miles east
of Xorthland last Tuesday North Star
received its share of advertisement at
this picnic also.
GraduatesPlease send us your
name and address also please mention
if you are at work or if you are look
ing for work. This is important just
now as many positions must be filled
within the next few weeks.
The Swedish parochial school will be
held at North Star College this coming
month. Schools begins Monday, Juls 8.
GUN PASSES TESTS
FOR AIRPLANE USE.
The Browning machine gun has suc
cessfully undergone a test to determine
its value for use with aircraft. This
is one of three types of machine guns
with which the rate of fire can be so
synchronized with the revolutions of
the propeller of a tractor airplane that
the gun can be fired by the pilot of a
combat plane through the revolving
Airplane propellers revolve at from
800 to 2,000 revolutions per minute.
The machine gun is connected with the
airplane engine by a mechanical or
hydraulic device* and impulses from
the crank shaft are transmitted to the
machine gun. The rate of fire of the
machine gun is constant and its fire is
synchronized with the revolving pro
peller blades by "wasting" a certain
percentage of the impulses it receives
from the airplane engine and by hav
ing the remaining impulses trip or pull
the trigger so that the gun fires just
at the fraction of the second when the
propeller blades are clear of the line
The pilot operates the gun by means
of a lever which controls the circuit
and allows the impulses to trip the
You don't need even a foot of earth
to raise a canned gardenin fact the
less dirt the better in home canning.
HOTEL ARGYL E
HJALMAR ERICKSSON, Prop.
New manager. Thoroughly renovated. We
solicit and endeavor to deserve the tran
scient as well as the home trade.
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Week's Food Fact
It is not the runner who starts off
with a sudden spurt who is most apt
to win a long race. Rather it is he
who keeps up a steady determined jog
knowing well that he is going to be
able to hold out.
The housewives of America are now
engaged in an endurance test in food
saving. It is not the woman who
practices rigid economy one week only,
to grow slack and permit waste and ex
travagance the next, who will help the
nation win ^the food race,. Rather it is
the steady, consistent saver who will
accomplish most toward feeding the
army and the allies
Her enthusiasm and effort must not
sag. She must not let her family grow
dissatisfied with their daily fare be
cause the menus have become monoton
ous or uninviting. It takes continued
interest to readjust the eating of one's
family and keep them smiling over it.
One way is to make of it a competitive
game. Get the members of the family
interested in contributing suggestions
for dishes and desserts that will save
food and avoid waste.
And it is a game that must go on as
long as the war lasts. Even if there
is a bumper crop this season there will
still be need for saving. We should
store up for possible leaner years
Purchases of sugar for regular
household purposes other than canning
are hereafter limited to two pounds for
each purchase in the city and five
pounds for each purchase in rural
communities, in an order issued by the
state food administration this week.
Previous to this time purchases of
sugar were permitted in quantities of
five pounds in the city and 10 pounds
in rural communities. Under the order
the ruling regarding sugar consumption
is not changed and the per capita con
sumption per month should be not more
than 3 pounds. The order does not
refer to sugar for canning purposes
and it should be understood that this
remains the same as previouslysugar
may be purchased in lots of 25 pounds
for canning and preserving only.
The state administration is also ar
ranging for the distribution of pledges
for sugar for regular household pur
poses. These pledges are to be kept by
the retailer and signed by the con
sumer at the time of each purchase,
and. forwarded weekly to the county
food administrator for checking. This
will establish a check upon sales that
has not heretofore existed and make it
possible to easily detect those who are
violating the rules.
Millers have been notified by the
state administration in a general letter
sent to them this week that theoretic
ally there is at the present time no
wheat in the hands of farmers Conse-1
quently it would be a violation of the
rules to exchange wheat HOT flouf^at
the mill or to sell flour to any person
other than upon the prescribed 50-50
basis, in the amount of 6 pounds for
each member of the family. The food
administration asks millers to report
to them any cases where they find
wheat still in the hands of individuals.
Geo. A. Beck, a Minneapolis grocer,
this week paid $50 to the Minneapolis
chapter of the Red Cross at the order
of the state food administration for
having sold 100 pounds of sugar in
violation of food regulations. Aug.
Schneider, of Westbrook, Minn., was
found to have 650 bushel of wheat still
stored in his granary. The wheat was
marketed this week and to prevent
further action by the food administra
tion, Schneider was ordered to buy
$200 worth of War Savings Stamps, to
donate $25 to the Red Cross Chapter
there and to pay the expenses of the
investigation of his case.
More Canned Goods than Ever.
First stepGet jars and tops, clean
them, and have them ready for use.
Second stepHave new rubber rings
ready to put the seal on your canned
Third stepConveniently arrange
canning outfit and other equipment.
A determination to save food and
help your country, coupled with a plen
tiful supply of fresh vegetables and
fruits, if carefully managed by safe
and sanitory methods, will give re
sults that are successful and satisfy
Bulletins containing directions for
canning, preserving, jelly making, dry
ing and other conserving methods wlil
ben sent free on request to the U. S.
Department of Agriculture, Washing
ton, D. C.
Get down to casescases of home
A row of filled preserving jars is a
good defense against winter.
Sterilized, sealed, savedthe three
"S's" of home canning.
S. O. S.Sterilize on stoveanother
way of saying "boil those jars of fruits
and vegetables so- they will keep per
The useful life of a preserving jar
filled in summer, ready by fall, emptied
in winterhungry to save more food
next spring and summer.
A wooden false bottom in a home
canning outfit is a raft that keep lots
of perishable food from being lost.
An all-round good thing for the Na
tiona rubber ring on a preserving jar.
The best legacy parents can give
their children is a business training
obtained in a great school. Mankato
Commercial College, Mankato, Minn.,
is one of the finest business schools in
the country, and your son and daugh
ter will be well repaid if they^ENS0N'S'
The Red Cross dance at Laymon's
last Saturday was very well attended.
Ice cream was sold and at midnight a
fine lunch was served. A sum of $50
was added to our funds.
Mrs. G. Williams, of Chicago, and
son, Joe, Mr. and Mrs. C. Turnlund and
family visited at Emil Potucek's Thurs
Mr. and Mrs. W. Potucek visited at
Swanberg's Sunday forenoon.
Mr. and Mrs. F. Sedlacek and child
ren, Bessie, Tillie, Elmer, Edwin and
John, visited at John Potucek's Sunday
i ,iiM family
^?i w^' 9j* *tuce and
the home Mr Mrs Carlso
The following people spent the latter
part of Sunday afternoon at Aaron
Carlson's: Mr. and Mrs. C. Turnlund
and family, Mrs. G. Williams and son
Joe, Mr. and Mrs. Emil Scheibal and
Mr. and Mrs. Emil ^Potucek and fam
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Dahlin and sons,
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Potucek, made a
business trip to Angus Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. C. Turnlund and son
Joe, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Dahlin and
sons, Hjalmer Iverson, Grandpa and
Grandma Potucek, helped Albert Po
tucek celebrate his 19th birthday Mon
Mr. and Mrs. Joe McGregor and Mr.
and Mrs. Oscar Huset made a fishing
trip to Red Lake Falls Saturday and
Sunday. But we havn't learned their
Mr. and Mrs. E. Potucek and daugh
ter, spent Friday evening at C. Turn
Mr. and Mrs. W. Potucek and daugh
ter, Alice, autoed to Warren Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bagger autoed up
to Florin last Wednesday.
H. Grim is putting up a modern liv
ing house this summer. The Swenson
brothers are doing the carpenter work.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. G. Jorgenson and
his sister, Louise, autoed up to South
Newfolden last Sunday.
Geo. G. Jorgenson and Mat Hjelle
went to Warren on business matters
Mrs. Ole Strom, from Warren, and
her sister, Gina, came home last Mon
day for a few day's visit with her
brothers, Elling and Geo. G. Jorgenson.
Geo. G. Jorgenson and his uncle, Ole
Jorgenson, and his son, Arthur Jorgen
son, went up to Anton Swean, of Fol
dahl, to help to celebrate Mr. and Mrs.
Swean's silver wedding on Saturday
G. W. SMITH, DRAY LINE.
Dealer in Goal, Wood and lee,
Agent for the
Bartlea Northern Oil Co. 1
Phone 232 Warren, Minn.
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