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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 21, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 14

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coin, and although I am a good re
publican, I say that there isn't a sin
gle man of my party or any other
party that I would rather have in the
chair today than Woodrow Wilson.
'There isn't anything too good for
him, I figure it, and sal don't make it
simply a matter of Business, this sup
plying his table with food! I look
upon it as a patriotic duty and treat
it as such.
"For instance: Regularly we have
only three deliveries a week among
the Cornish people, because it is so
far over there, but that rule does not
hold good with me so far as Presi
dent Wilson is concerned.. No, sir!
"For him we made tnree special
trips each week, so that the freshest
things are brought to the kitchen
door of "Harlakenden House' six days
out of seven. Nothing stale or wilted
will ever go on the president's table
if I can help it!" he finished fervently.
"You know, I feel that I know Pres
ident Wilson thoroughly through the
food he eats!
"That may sound fanny to the or
dinary man, but a grocer can tell an
awful lot about the characters of his
customers by the sort of groceries
they order.
"Now, any experienced storekeeper
could tell that President Wilson is a
quiet, unassuming sort of man, but
with fine tastes, simply from the
things he eats.
"There is no fuss and pomp about
the Wilson grocery list, but every
item, sensible and seasonable as it is,
must, however, be the very best the
market affords.
"They say that - President Taft,
when he was in the white house, had
s fnrcrv bill three or four times the
si'C of the Wilson bill and that the
-Me bad to have everything on
i' rrther it was in the market or
r ' Not so with the Wilsons.
- - most moderate in their
:- T believe their groceries
"-'-, while they are in Cornish,
i- c than $250 a
' sl- ' 1 cil more than that to
T many of the other summer residents
there! That is a mighty .small bill
when you figure that there are at
least 12 servants at Harlakenden
House all summer.
"There is one thing above all oth
ers that I am sure President Wilson
likes, though, and that is coffee.
"The Wilson coffee bill is way out
proportion to everything else on the
slip. They always use six pounds a
week and sometimes more. And
you know coffee has to be served at
every meal to get away with six
pounds of it every seven days.
"But I think President Wilson re
alizes that he is drinking too much
coffee because this year he is not us
ing the brand he did last summer or
the one before. He is now drinking
the new kind of coffee from which the
caffeine has been extracted.
"But that is Woodrow Wilson for
you a man with a perfect control of
himself. There is no bluff about him
so far as we in Windsor can see. He
is a genuine American not a bit of
a four-flusher, with all hre power and
"Why, one day, early in the morn
ing I saw him go by here in his ma
chine and he doffed his hat as he
passed an American flag, although
there wasn't a single soul about to
see him.. That's the kind of respect
he has for his country.
"And so I feel that it is the greatest
honor a man like me could have not
simply, you know, to serve a presi
dent but to serve a great president
like Woodrow Wilson."
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Make a slip of tan linen for the bal-'
sam pillow cross stitch a pine tree
design on it in darker brown shade.
To clean out flour barrel use ar
child's small broom the long-handled
Cream of tomato soup is not apt'
to curdle if a teaspoonful of corn
starch with a pinch of soda is mixed
in the cream before it is added to the"
tomato mixture. -'

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