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MEADE COUNTY NEWS, MEADE. KANSAS.
WRECKS HOSPITAL, BUT NOT A BABY HURTDEP charges effechve
FRENCH TROOPS ADVANCING TO FORWARD LINE
Narratives From Reliable Sources Re
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Of all the freuk things that bombs find explosives are known to do
few are more Interesting than that which this photograph of the wreckage
at La Courneuve, near Paris, Illustrates. The explosion covered all of the
babies In the bubles' ward with broken glass, knocked down the walls and
created general havoc without seriously harming a single baby. The Amer
ican Ited Cross nurses in charge still marvel thut there was no loss of life.
They Have Been Added to a Long
List of Food-Saving
MANY COMPLAINTS MADE
People Urged to Use Peanuts and
Fruit Stones at Substitutes
Planting of Sunflowers Along
Zurich. Neutral countries are now
feeling the scarcity of articles of
food and are compelled to adopt ra
tioning measuros, thus following the
footsteps of belligerent countries,!
Switzerland Is adding to the bread
card, meat card coal card, etc., a new
saving device the fat card. Com
menting on the Impending Innovation
the Neue Zurlcher Zeitung says:
"Of course the coining of the fat
card Is greeted with a general chorus
of howling and cursing. The bread
card received the same sort of wel
come. However, systematic rationing
of nil our food Is only to be welcomed
when you consider the necessity of
Justly and equally feeding a whole
"It Is the only way to make pos
sible a fair distribution and it Is the
only way to suppress mean egotism.
The fat portion prescribed by our gov
ernment Is sufficient for these extraor
dinary times of general food shortage.
But even In pence times the house
wife could hardly use 500 grammes a
month for .each person.
"It does no hnrm at all If we are
somewhat restrained In the use of
fats. It will be a wholesome lesson
to many of us. Rome people were In
the habit of wasting fnt In shameful
manner. It belonged to the require
ments of an elegant kitchen to soak
everything In fat. It became custom
ary to trim the fat oil boiled and
roasted meat and even off ham and
leave It on the plate. And then fat
such as butter was added to meat
and eggs, which contain enough fat
of .their own. Here the cooks squan
der a lot of fat because it Is the eas
iest way. .
"Some restriction and a little more
thoughtfulness in preparing dishes
will harm nobody. Overanxious people
are howling about stnrving. They for
get that the poor who form a very
numerous pnrt of our population aV
woys had to economize in the use of
fats. Besides, man can get along with
out fat for a time. For most of our foods
contain fat In another form. A short
age of fat might become serious If we
had no substitutes, such as cornstarch
and sugar. Every ounce of fat can
be replaced by two ounces of starch.
"Of course weather and climate af
iect the amount of fats required by
the human body. A person working
hard during cold weather needs more
fats than -otherwise. As a whole,
though, man Is able to adapt himself,
and his craving for fats Is more a mat
ter of habit than of necessity. In the
kitchen butter should be displaced by
oils. Oil Is cheaper and well answers
all purposes In frying and baking.
Peanuts as Substitutes.
"Peanuts may be used as a substi
tute for fat in the preporatlon of
many dishes. All kernels and stones
of fruit should be collected for the pro
duction of oil. A kilogram of cherry
stones will yield 720 grammes of shells
and 280 grammes of Inner kernels. The
latter will yield C7 grammes of oil.
"Peach and plum stones may be
treated similarly and will give the
same results. Even the pits of apples,
peurs and oranges can be made to pro
duce oil. Pumpkins, too, contain a
wealth of oil. Mostly all of these oil
yielding particles are thrown away as
"Children should be taught to pick
thetn up and collect them. Depots
should be established where the chil
dren and others too can turn In
their collections. The rising genera
tion must. become Imbued with the de
sire to serve their country. Planting
of sunflowers along roads, walks and
railroad tracks must be encouraged.
"If all this Is done systematically
and faithfully the present shortage of
fat will mean nothing to our people.
It may be felt as an annoyance In the
kitchen and the palate may miss some
thing, but It will not cause any mal
nutrition of the people."
Mow Furnishes Beef and Milk for
150,000 People in the
DONE BY DITCH DIGGERS
Men Who Are Now Running Canal at
Time When Its Importance In Win
ning War Is Vital and
Chrlstobal, C. Z. It may safely be
sold that nowhere else In the world
except In the Canal Zone could have
developed a great pasturage area out
of primeval Jungle and put the cattle
on It to support a population of 150,
000 people with beef and milk In a
But this is what the men who dug
the canal and nad It running ahend of
schedule time have done. - War's
threat of famine has no terrors for
them. It is also literally true that
this Industrial feat has been accom
plished by the real ditch diggers, the
men who were the rank and file of a
few years ago, but who are now run
ning the cannl at a time when Its im
portance In wlnnir" the war Is so vi
tal and Imperative. The gunpowder
material for the allies passes through
the canal, and It may win tho war
before the great atmospheric ni
trogen plants get into operation In the
To make the force of men engnged
In the maintenance, operation nnd de
fense of the cannl economically
Independent of outside sources of food
supply to the greatest possible extent,
has become the fixed policy here, and
the progress of the war dally vindi
cates Its wisdom. There are hundreds
of thousands of Idle ncres noar the
canal nnd hundreds of thousands of
Idle or comparatively Idle men In ad
joining countries, and the use of both
these unemployed assets Is self-evMent-
Pineapples and stignr from Hawaii
constantly pass the cannl, when cane
nnd pines both grow freely and lux
urlontly here; oranges are Imported
from California and Florida ; even
i fish from Europe sometimes, when
Panama's waters abound In excellent
red snapper and Spanish mackerel. It
Is a curious comment on Industry that
this situation should have existed here
London. Interesting narratives
from rellubie sources refute the Ger
man assertion regarding the alleged
Ineffectiveness of depth charges and
other methods of destroying subma'
On a bright moonlight night a Brit
ish patrol boat observed a submarine
half a mile distant, apparently re
charging. The captain immediately
ordered full speed In the direction of
the U-boat, with the object of rum
mlng her before she was able to sub'
merge. The U-boat succeeded In sub
merging, but the pntrol boat came up
and dropped six depth .charges nnd
then fired a shell at the center of the
visible disturbance. Large quantities
of oil came to the surface and cries
for help were heard. Only one survi
vor was found.
A British submarine recently
rammed an enemy submarine. 'The
British hotit cut through the enemy's
plates and remained Imbedded. Both
endeuvored to extricate themselves
The enemy, through using his ballast
tanks, almost came to the surface
bringing the British submarine along
Then the Gernmn drew away in great
difficulty, apparently frantically en
deavoring to keep afloat, but subse
RUSH FOR BRITISH GUARDS
All Classes of English People Eagei
to Enlist In Crack Reg
iments. London. The glamour of the Guards
has appealed to men of ull clusses of
society, and a vacancy In these regi
ments either of commission or In the
ranks seldom needed hours to fill.
At present these regiments are open
to recruiting, with the result thnt there
Is a positive rush among young men to
enlist. The hundreds of young min
ers who have been released under the
combing out order, especially men
from the northern districts, are com
ing to London for the purpose of en
listing In these crack regiments, and
the recruiting authorities are working
night and duy.
The men are all of splendid physique
and show by their action that they
have not got over the good old-fusli
loned English dislike of waiting until
they are fetched.
The majority 6f the men are enlist
ing for the full army period of service
and not for the duration of the war,
Said Wife Needed Shave.
. Milwaukee, Wis. "He told me
needed a shave," was the plea of Mrs.
Clara Nltz, aged fifty-four, who Is su
ing tier husband, Arthur R. Nltz, aged
fifty-eight, for divorce. She alleges
cruel and Inhuman treatment
for 400 years, but at last It Is beinj
To Whom Credit Is Due.
The main nctlve agent In this work
Is the chief quartermaster of the
can ill. R. K. Morris, who Is one of
the "boys who grew up on tho cannl.'
He began ns a clerk at a little over
twenty years of age, some 14 years
ago, and has now become the Hoover
of the zone and perhnps the biggest
agriculturist in Latin-America. Mr,
Morris hns taken up the work with
Intelligent enthusiasm, studied It from
many angles, got a corps of prac
tical experts, and Is bidding fair to
solve some of the most Important and
difficult problems that have ever con
fronted tropical pioneers. He Is In
line to do with tropical agriculture
what General Gorgas did with tropi
The time is very propitious and the
results 'will be well worth watching,
VICTIM OF U-BOAT
Sponcertown, N. T. Joseph
Satriale, radio operator on the
President Lincoln, recently sunk
by a German U-boat, survived
the hardships of being adrift
many hours only to come home
here on furlough nd be tuken
seriously 111, due to reaction.
Satriale, with several ship
mates, whs adrift 18 hours be
fore being picked up by an
American destroyer. He says
the U-bonts will have no great
effect on shipping as long as the
American destroyers and chas
ers are turned loose. Every
time a piece of floatwood ap
pears on the water's surface
there Is a swarm of small boats
liaklng for U.
German Is Banned.
Charlestown, W. Va. The German
language will be eliminated from th
course of study In oil the schools of
West Virginia. The stnte board of ed
ucatlon by unanimous vote adopted
a resolution to this effect.
One-Eyed Man In Draft
Camp Lee, Va. Peg-legged men and
men wearing crutches have been sent
to this camp, but it remained for
North Carolina board to send a drafts
who had but one eye.
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French troops on the rond moving up; British Tommies alio ready to advance watch them pass.
AMERICAN CRUISER BROOKLYN IN VLADIVOSTOK HARBOR
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The United States cruiser Brooklyn
order. Back of It is the British cruiser
GOING AFTER PHOTOGRAPHS OF ENEMY
Photographic machine ot the British Royul air force about to start on a
photogruphlng trip, the gunner being
GIRLS BUILDING PLANES FOR OUR NAVY
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The work of women and girls in
the nation's war Industry, since the making of planes Involves the fitting and
assembling of a greot many small parts. These girls are helping to build
hydroplanes for the navy In a factory near Washington.
THE WORLD OVER
The hnndle of a new pocket knife
con be unfolded to rorui a Kix-incn
In 28 dnvs from hatching a silk
worm increases 4,000 times its original
K collection of phonograph records
of all forms of speech Is being made
by a Paris scientist
in the harbor of Vladivostok helping
ready to protect It.
airplane factories has proved a boon to
Stolnless steel cutlery ' contains
about 13 per cent of chromium. The
use of this Ingredient In the manufac
ture of steel for this purpose has been
According to a geological survey
estimate the United States uses about
105,000 ounces of fine platinum annu
ally, of which only about 65,000 ounces
are refined In the country, the rest
being Imported. .
to protect valuable stores and maintain
I "Rs. mattie a. Robertson
Muttic A. Robertson bus been
appointed policewoman In the state,
war and navy building In Washington,
where nearly 600 policemen and guards
are on duty. The women employees la
the building are her charges.
i Militaristic Youngster.
I met a rather forlorn youngster on
the street, with his hend hlch. hut
his lips quivering, and asked what he-
wanted, without appearing to notice
his emotion. He said he could not
find his father. He was lust n round
the corner from home, so I took him.
A man in khaki cnnie out to meet him.
He stooped down to pick tho child up
and as he did so the boy snld : "Dnddv.
I lost my quarters and I don't like this.
post." Chicago Tribune.
Real Thing In Muzzles.
"I'd like to look at some dog mu
zles." said the man entering the store.
"Yes, sir," replied the clerk with the
Incipient mustache. "There's a very
good muzzle, sir."
"And can a dog chew with this mu
"Oh, yes, sir." i
"But can't bite?"
"Oh, yes, h can bite, but he cant?
bite off more than he con chew, sir. '
Hen Makes Nest In Tree. '
J. A. Daniels of Silver Lake. Conn
boasts of a hen which lays eggs in a
nest In a willow tree, ten feet fron
the ground. An employee of Mr,
Daniels saw the hen cackling on a
branch of the tree recently nnd ds
covered an egg in her lofty nest
Since then she has been laying re
ularly In this unusual place.
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