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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 30, 1917, NOON EDITION, Image 13

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English Housemaids Are Being Taught Farm Work as Part of Their Duties
to Hejp Produce More Food.
London, April 30. England is mo
bilizing its house maids for the na
tion's defense.
Mary Ann, the house maid, has laid
her hand'to the food chopper, enlist
ed to find substitutes for the potato
and to penetrate the alien mysteries
of the ragout.
She is pledged to save matches and
tea and sugar and convert the bread
crusts into crumbs for frying.
Mary Ann's patriotism is put on a
basis of her ability to tell the nobs
upstairs, when they ask for a second
helping off the joint, that they will
have to wait until the next day when
the roast will reappear before them
in the shape of croquettes.
Mary Ann is the guardian of the
stock pot, the bread box and the
waste bin and England is realizing
that its power lives or dies by the
stock pot, the bread box and the
waste bin. So England is calling on
her cooks.
Mary Ann, 3,000 and more strong,
attended a mass meeting at Old
Drury in London, arranged by the
food controller expressly for her.
The. chairman was Shepherd oi
Lady Rothschild's household. Others
on the platform were Lord Balfour of
Burleigh, Mrs. Peel, director of Wom
an's Service in the Ministry of Food
and Harry Lauder.
Mary Ann applauded when Mrs.
Peel made a plea against waste and
waxed enthusiastic over Lauder's
recommendation of "parritch and
milk'Aas a diet which had produced
and could still longer produce the
stuff that nations are made of.
She rose proudly to her feet in-
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