Recipe for Sweetening It This
Holiday Season by Use
DRIED FRUITS INEXPENSIVE
4 cupfuls flour
5 teaspoonfuls soda
2 cupfuls honey
1 cupful butter
2 teaspoonfuls cin
2 teaspoonfuls ginger
(Special Information Service United States Department of Agriculture.)
TIME TO BAKE THAT CHRISTMAS FRUIT CAKE.
Always Ready to Serve and Has
"Saved the Day" on Many Occa
sions When Unexpected Com
pany Arrived—How Served.
Perhaps you are saying that you
cannot afford a Christmas fruit cake
this year or that it would be unpatri
otic to make one. But think of the
many times that the fruit cake has
"saved the day" whenunexptcted com
pany arrived, as is likely to happen in
the holiday season.
You didn't care if the dessert pre
pared for the family was not stretch
able, but took down the fruit cake and
opened a can of fruit to serve with it
or steamed a slice around and served
It with a sauce as a plum pudding.
Remember the many ways you can
make use of the fruit cake, and that
It can be made without sugar, and you
will find yourself deciding that you
cannot forego it as a holiday treat.
This recipe makes use of honey for
sweetening. The dried fruits used are
less expensive than the candled fruits
so often used In a fruit cake.
Honey Fruit Cake.
S pounds raisins,
4 ounces citron
1 pound cranberries
1 pound canned
1 pound dried apri
1 lb. dried apples
To prepare the cranberries, pineap
ple, apricots, and apples, cut the
fruit in small pieces—except the cran
berries which are left whole—and
cook each in honey until soft Re
move from the fire and dry in a very
Blow oven. A little water should be
added to the honey in which the cran
berries cook. To any honey left over
from cooking the fruits add enough
more to make the two cupfuls used In
mixing the cake. Place the fruit in a
large dish and sift over it one^half of
the flour, mixing thoroughly. Sift the
eoda with the remaining flour. Bring
the honey and the butter to the boiling
point and while still hot add the
spices. When the mixture is cool add
the well-beaten yolks of eggs, then the
flour, and finally add the well-beaten
whites and the fruit. The cake should
be divided into thrfce or four parts
and put Into buttered dishes covered
with buttered paper tied closely over
the top. Steam for five hours, remove
the paper, and bake in a slow oven for
If you don't get your fruit cake
made early you can try the following
quick fruit cake, which is very good,
Quick Fruit Cake..
cupful shortening 1 teaspoohful salt
1 cupful corn sirup 1 teaspoonful cloves
2-3 cupful milk
2 teaspoonfuls •&>
1% cupfuls flour
2 teaspoonfuls bak
1 teaspoonful ginger
1 tablespoonful cin
1 cupful chopped
Mix fat and sirup, add egg yolks
and milk. Put chopped fruit and nuts
In batter and add dry materials sifted
together. Fold In stiffly beaten egg
whites. Bake in loaf or muffin tins.
This cake keeps well but not so long
as the regular fruit cake.
Make Use of Nut 8upp!y.
'Nuts may be had for the gathering
In most parts of the country and nut
meats are certainly coming into their
The Last Stage—When Mother Puts It in the Oven.
own as a food. Many people are just
beginning to find out that nuts are a
valuable source of food. Most varie
ties have a high nutritive value, due
to their fat and protein content.
Chestnuts stand in a class by them
selves, being largely carbohydrate in
composition. They are good boiled and
mashed. Serve as potatoes or use as
stuffing for a fowl. Butternuts, black
walnuts, English walnuts, filberts,
hazel nuts, hickory nuts, pecans and
almonds all may be used as fat savers,
for they are especially rich in fat. It
is certain that if you have on hand a
large supply of nuts, you can add at
tractive and varied dishes to your
meals at little expense. The protein
and fat are combined in the nut much I
as they are in meat, which makes it a
good substitute for meat. Vegetarians
have learned to make many attractive
combination dishes from nuts, such as
nut loaves, croquettes and souffles,
which they serve in place of meat.
This walnut roast is very palatable.
Almost any nut can be used in place
of the walnut if desired.
1 cupful walnut
2 teaspoonfuls onion
1 teaspoonful salt
2 cupfula whole
1H cupfuls toasted
Mix the ingredients pack into a
greased loaf pan and bake.
We all know the place of nuts in
salad making. The ground nuts are
also very good mixed with cottage
cheese. Mold the mixture and slice.
Another attractive dish which-is deli
clous served for a Sunday night's, sup
per is tomato, celery and nut sand
wich. Slice bread and toast until a
delicate brown. Place a slice of to
mato on a slice of the toasted bread,
sprinkle with sajt and cover with fine
ly chopped celery mixed with finely
ground nuts. Cover with another slice
of the toasted bread. Some people
prefer to toast the bread for such
sandwiches on one side only, putting
the toasted side out.
In the pastry and cake recipes
which follow, the nuts are used to re
place the fat usually used. They also
give a desirable flavor as well as rich
ness to the products.
Take equal weights of nut meats
and flour sifted with a small amount
of salt. Put the flour and nut meats
through a food grinder together until
the nuts are finely ground. Mix with
just enough cold water to make the
mass hold together. Roll thin, cut in
rounds or in strips and bake. These
may be spread with cream cheese and
used as a salad wafer or they may be
served as a tart spread with jelly or
8 ounces nuts 4 teaspoonfuls bak
Vt cupfuls sugar lng soda
3 cupfuls flour 4 egg whites
1 teaspoonful salt 1% cupfuls water
teaspoonful soda 1 teaspoonful cinna
Mix and bake In muffin molds or in
a loaf. [8M
GOOD WORKING CREED
The ideal of the boy and girl
club members under the direc
tion of the department of agri
culture and the state agricul
tural colleges is to learn and
practice the best way to pro
duce something worth while and
then to give the information to
some one else, who may also
reap the benefits from these bet
Can Meat In Cold Weather.,,^
Cold weather offers advantages for
-the canning of meat, as bacteria is
less active. Put into jars the surplus
cockerels and part of the freshly
killed pork, rather than serve them
until the appetite clogs. The meat
ready but for reheating will come
mighty handy whwi unexpected com
pany drops In or on a hot day next
TWO SLAIN BY BANDITS
Officers of Brooklyn Bank Shof
Tighwaymen Escape in Auto With
$13.000—Two Wounded in $25,000
Robbery in Milwaukee.
New York, Dec. 16.—Two officers of
lie East Brooklyn Savings bank were
kil.'ed by two highwaymen, who es
caped In a taxicab with $13,000 after
holding a crowd at bay with their re
When Daniel C. Peal, the teller,
failed to "come across" as ordered, he
was shot through the heart. His slay
er the% tqok his turn at "covering"
the crowd, while his companion ran
to another window, forced a clerk to
retreat to the rear of his cag'e, and
then crawled through the small open
From that cage he hastened to the
one where the murdered teller lay. He
thrust rolls of bills Into a linen bag,
and when Hefiry V. Coons, assistant
the street and shot a detective in the
arm on their way out.
Milwaukee, Wis., Dec. 14.—Bandits
shot and robbed Louis Riedel, cashier
of the International Harvester com
pany's local plant, and his guard, Jo
seph Grunewald, and'escaped with the
entire pay roll of the night crew, $25.
The police are convinced that the
robbery was committed by men thor
oughly familiar with the plant. .V
6,000 CANADIANS REACH PORT
Giant Liner Olympic Arrives at Hali
fax—Completes Nineteenth Voy
age as Transport.
Halifax, N. S., Dec. 16.—The giant
White Star liner Olympic, said to be
the premier troopship in service, ar
rived at this port with 6,000 Canadian
troops, probably the largest number of
troops to be landed by one steamer
at one time on the Atlantic seaboard.
It was given a royal welcome, as it
completed its nineteenth voyage as a
treasurer of the bank, ran forward, he, peace comes is the rural motor ex
too, was shot. He died later at a hos- Press movement that the government
pltal. jis trying to stimulate to success, writes
JUDGE EMORY SPEER DIES
Federal Jurist for Southern District of
Georgia Succumbs in Hospital
at Macon, •••••'.
Macon, Ga., Dec. 16.—Judge Emory
Speer of the United States court for
the Southern district of Georgia, died
at a hospital here. He was seventy
years of age and was appointed to the
judgeship of the Southern Georgia
district court by President Arthur In
Secretary Baker Says Discharged
fWUnited States Soldiers May Re
tain the uniform and overc'oat they
A counterpart to the many com
plex problems that will face allied and
American statesmen when ultimate
Then both robbers made a dash for I Walter A. tsermingham In Chicago
Evening Post. That traditional sus
picion that the countryman is the log
ical quarry of the "city feller" still
sits fast in the saddle, and until it
can be rooted out difficulties will be en
Demand of Farmer.
S. V. Norton, a member of the Ohio
state commission appointed to push all
truck movements, says that the farmer
demands—and is entitled to—as many
assurances as the allies seek from Ger
The farmer's position, Mr. Norton
says, is both sensible and logical.
These conditions he Insists on: v,
department had decided that all dis- *phfar,s and self-control is gained
charged soldiers may permanently re- ™S
wear when mustered out. Mr. Dent
Grain, Provisions^ Etc.
«. Open High Low Clos
Corn- ing. est. est. ing.
1.39% 1.38 1.38
..1.38% 1.38V6 1.35% 1.36-35%
1.37 1.34% 1.34%-%
March .. ..1.36V61H 1.36% 1.34% 1.35-34%
.74 .72% .72%
74-73% .74 .72% .72%-%
March .74 ,"Y .72% .72%
FLOUR—'The United States food admin'
lstratlon flour standards are as follows:
$11.00 hard winter, [email protected] soft win-
BUTTER-Creamery. extras, 92 score,
EGGS—Fresh firsts, 60c ordinary firsts,
[email protected] miscellaneous lots, cases included,
56®B9c cases returned, [email protected] extras, 66®
67c checks, 35®39c dirties. [email protected]
DRESSED POULTRY Turkeys, S9c
fowls, 26c spring chickens, 26c roosters.
[email protected] ducks, [email protected] geese, [email protected]
POTATOES—Bulk, per 100 lbs., $1.60®
1J65 sacks, $1.75.
CATTLE—Choice to prime steers, $18.50
@20.50 good to choice steers, [email protected]
1 medium to good steers, $15.00017.50 plain
to medium steers, $9.00015.00 yearlings.
fair to choice, $13.00019.75 stockers and
feeders, [email protected]!2.26: good to prime cows.
$9.50012.75 fair to prime heifers, $9.00®
I 14.75 fair to good cows, $7.00®9.50 can
I ners, [email protected] cutters, [email protected] bologna
bulls, $7.35®7.80 butcher bulls, $7.50010.00
veal calves. $15.00016.75.
HOGS—Fair 10 choice light butchers,
$17.50017.70 choice to light butchers, $17.t0
017.75 medium weight butchers, 2200260
lbs., $17.55017.SO heavy weight butchers,
2700350 lbs., $17.50®17.70 mixed packing,
$17.10017.50 heavy packing, $16.70017.10
rough packing, $16.50®16.76 pigs, fair to
good, $13.50015.25 stags, $15.25016.25.
BHEEP Western lambs, $14.00015.25
native lambs, good to choice, $14.00015.25
yearlings, $9.00012.50 wethers, good to
'1 choice, [email protected] ewes, fair to choice,
r7.OO09.5O: feeding iftnjbs, $12.00014.00.
does not mean that
prepared a bill embodying the neces- Small Extinguisher Is Best
The novice stands aghast as the
glflfp! first burst of flames come from the
Per bbi. Jute, 88 lb. sack basis:'Barley Placed in service, and the machine
flour, [email protected] corn flour, [email protected] may be badly damaged meanwhile.
Spring [email protected]
LIVE POULTRY-Turkeys, 2§c fowls, 'S a flame on the ground beneath the
26%c roosters, 18c spring chickens, 2414c car use the self-starter with gears in
ducks, 26c geese, 24c.
FARMERS IN FAVOR OF RURAL EXPRESS
AND WANT IT PERMANENT INSTITUTION
New Successful Standardized Truck B—One of the Type That Is Solving the
Definite assurance that produce be
sends will be sold.
Reliable agents to sell It for him.
CAUSE OF PANIC
YANK^ HAN KFFP UNIFORMS accessory t° a fire is the one you ieast
Baker informed Chairman Dent of the
house military committee that the war
Experienced Man Knows What
to Do and Jumps Immediate
ly for Some Preventive.
HAVE SMALL EXTINGUISHER
.. -v". '.ii
Large Chemical Devices Are Too
Bulky and Cannot Be Laid In Any
Position—Start Work of Ex
tinguishlng in Drip Pan.
When gasoline takes fire it is a se
rious matter, but the most dangerous
expect nameiyt panic,
H. Stewart, Jr., in New York Times.
The average person has such an un
reasoning fear of gasoline that he
loses his head completely. The first
few fires will leave one completely
unnerved £or a time, but after nttle
them panic dls-
an/t mfe s]°^
jumps for the nearest preventive. At
least one small fire extinguisher
should be carried on every car. The
large chemical devices are too bulky
and cannot be laid in any position,
whereas the ordinary instrument may
be stored away In a small space. The
best place is beneath the hood on the
carburetor side. This is where the
fire starts and may be reached by
raising the hood. Some carry them
the running board, but this is ob
jectionable on account of theft liabil
ity. If placed under the seat or se
cured by a lock they are not readily
^ways turn off the gasoline at the
ter, $10.60. I dinarily there is not more than two
1 HAY-Ttootby. $30.00®si.oo standard.! ounces in any float chamber, and this
$2»[email protected] No. 1 light clover mixed, $28.00 .,, ,,
@29.00 No. 2 timothy and No. 1 clover 1 All the parts about
mixed, [email protected] No. 8, [email protected] sam-. the carburetor are metal and not eas
pie, $10.00015.00 clover, $18.00(3)23.00.
67Mc higher scoring commands a prem- siaiter to turn me engine, inis
lum firsts, 91 score, [email protected] [email protected] score, 60 draw flames into the manifold.
@64c seconds, 82®87 score, [email protected] stand-, Quite often the whole fire may be ex
ard, 63V&@63V&c ladles, [email protected] renovated. 1 tintmlshpri If thio Is rinnn in timp
[email protected]%c: packing stock, [email protected] unguisnea It this is aone in time.
feeding the flames. Or-
harmed. It is also well to use the
lf.stai ter to turn the engine This
Begin at the Bottom.
So remember, always start at the
bottom and work upward. If there
mesh to move to another position.
Sand Is good if available, but never
throw sand on the carburetor or any
other part of the machine. It falls
away, leaving gasoline free to burn,
and also gets Into the mechanism, do
ing incalculable harm. On a fiat sur
face sand is excellent, or any other
dry powder. Even flour has saved
many a home where gasoline has been
used carelessly. The old method of
covering the fire with a rug or carpet
is good, but the extinguisher is bet
ter. This covers the fluid with a lay
er of heavy noninflammable gas which
smothers the flame.
Everyone knows that any kind of a
fire is dangerous, but if the above
suggestions are employed under self
control the flames starting from a
carburetor backfire will be efficiently
stopped at the source.
"The farmer," says Mr. Norton, "be
lieves, in the first place, that the mar
ket is overcrowtled already. He does
not want to engage in competition
that will find him at a disadvantage.
"Then, again, he says: 'If I co
operate, who Is going to sell it for
me?* Furthermore, he wants assur
ance that his stuff will be sold and not
turned back to him, wilted and use
less except as fodder for pigs. ::x-'%
Big Questions to Answer.
"These are big questions and must
be answered to the full satisfaction
of the farmer. It is but natural that
the farmer wants to continue to be
his own salesman until convinced that
dependable capital can do more for
him and permit him to devote more
time to his farm."
Mr. Norton said that the truck hori
zon is full of prospects that large and
dependoble capital Is at work planning
to take advantage of 'them, and that
a solution of the farmer problem is
not far distant.
LIGHTS BOTH ROADS
BOUNDING A CORNER
Illinois Man Makes Decided Im
provement in Headlights.
One Shines Up New Direction While
Other Continues to Light Old
Roadway—Rod Supplies Mo
Because an automobile in which he
was riding one evening went around
corners so fast that it was dangerous,
and because the front lamps were sta
tionary and would not swing in the di
rection the car was going until it had
\lamp follow* turn
kSttamp lamps on:
ly left turn
One Light Points Straight Ahead, tho
Other in Direction Car Is Turning—*
Steering Rod Operates It.
turned completely, Frank E. Harvey of
White Hall, 111., resolved that certain
Improvements in automobile headlights
were necessary. Therefore he produced
a very simple and commendable in
The idea is to make at least one
headlight turn, and that at the mo
ment the steering wheel is resolved.
Thus one headlight shines up in the
new direction wfiile the other con
tinues to light the old roadway. In
this way light is provided in the two
places most needed when rounding a
corner. The connecting rod between
the front wheels supplies the motive
power which moves the lamps. Two
pins are made fast to this rod near
each end, and the rod in Its right-and
left movements causes one or the
other of the pins to strike the arm of
its bent rod leading up to the corre
sponding light. The illustrations show
details. A spring keeps the parts
taut and ready to respond to all im
pulses from the pins and rod.—Popu
lar Science Monthly.
PNEUMATIC TIRES ARE BEST
Reduction in Wear and Tear on
Trucks and Greater Speed Are
Reported During The
ilhe following Iowans have been
reported during the last week as
Skilled in action or died of wounds or
disease: Geo. R. (Royster, Lehigh
William Detert, Solon John E. Betr
eeniberger, Bloomfleld Alfred (Bon
nicksen, ftingsted Geo. C. Kunz, Du
buque Raymond C. iBroghamer, De
I corah Geo. IP. Canny, Frederick Os
ear B. .Nelson, Ottumwa John Burke,
Des Moines Lyn Crawford, Ghapin
Perry F. 'Burnham, Redfield Roy E.
Crotinger, University Park Ernest
E. Herndon, iLjucas Charles Cunning
ham, Dyersville Warren Pierson,
Princeton Claude E. 'Swisher, Wash
ington Julius iLouis Shryer, (Durant
Paul L. Sloan, Des Moines Carl Ja
cobsen, Long Grove Jesse G. Beyers,
Arciher Martin Heggeh, Renwick
Henry F. iHorstman, Primhar Dannie
Redenibaugh, ©torm Lake Herbert J.
iSarvis, Barnes City Renal B. Weim
er, Ottumwa Arthur B. Jarvis, Sac
City Joseph C. Judge, Boone John
M. Tastove, Gran vile Otto Troester,
Osterdock Guy Worrell, (Farming
ton Edward F. Nusehaum, LeMaiw
Lloyd J. ©reneman, Marion Geo. A.
Ihnen, Cumberland Clarence W.
(Harding, Des Moines Elmer 8.
Bouce, Greenwood John iD. Buss
Parkersburg Geo. H. Hanis, Liberty
Richard Henry, Iowa Falls Russell
Lewis, Red Oak Geo. L. Hughes, Ca
manche Harry R. iPalson, Crystal
Lake Jacob Sauter, George Arnold
Utzig, Dubuque Albert Moore, Mason:
City Nick Rogenwether, Sprague
ville William Monster, Boyden
Thomas J.' ©tanton, Ottumwa Ray
mond C. 'Moore, Independence Sad
Baud S. Holt Sioux City Frank 1X1*
ly, Little (Rock Clyde E. Elliott, Koa
eta Plennie H. Williamson, St.
Charles Henry C. Moss, West Side
Rofoert A. Nash, iSioux City Franlfl
W. Wilkin, tDenlson Joseph J. Puet^
Early Garrett Verstegen, ISioux City
Harley A. Winger, Clarinda Charles
C. Espy, Centerville John 1R. Zimmer
man, Central City William Jama*
Focht, Grinnel John F. Grutoh, (Baa
ora Evadlu M. Rodin, (Burlington
William (B. Hoffman, Sheldon Heniyi
Lembke, Elkader 'Levi M. H. Burton
Emerson Horace B. Emerson, Cedar
Falls Elmer L.x Krueger, Baxter
George H. 'Marti, Storm Lake Wayne
M. 'Shelley, Davenport Kenneth L.
McCoy, iMelrose: Jemes E. 0*Hara.
LlnevlLle Rtfbert Powllsta, Oxford
•Junction Corp. Mark Antwine, Ar
lington Carl C. SIberts, Winfield
Chris Hi. Duhve, 'Lamotte Romert A.
Thompson, Nashua Clifford D.. Vor
hies, Lock ridge Eernest T. Herold.
Lacona Ira E. Dally, Stratford Nick
•J. Goetzlnger, Grad Clarence Ham
mond, Vinton John E. Hoffman.
Westfleld (Harry G. Johnson, Union
Ville John 'Knute Glidden Freeman
D. Lankelma, Pella Clarence L. Hy
felnger, Frultland Herman Pepema.
HospeTo John H. Hohlfs, Ireton.
Rey W. 'Smith, Messervey 'William
D. Steliner, Verinia Charles H. Hitch*
cock, Centerville Corpi Alfred Hed
tam. Soldier Ben H. 'Wesfcenbecfc,
Middletown Carl H. Jarvis, Burling
ton Sgt. (Riohard H. Hesley, Minden
Leslie Beam, Riverton Lieut. George
R. Mason, Des Moines Arthur B*.
Brandt, Postville Claude L. 'Bright,
Sioux Rapids 'Frank G. Dunn, Sara
toga William H. Huntung, Ute Al
bert R. Mtchels, Bellevue Harrison
Crlchett, Grlnnell Del'bert H. Grey.
Independence William H. Dambrink,
Lemars Andrew Johnson, WallinS
ford Alfred SchToeder, Bellevue
Dick Van Holland, Rock Valley
Frank 'L. Hopkins, Bedford Julius
Vinke, Manning William Young,
Conroy Arthur G. Norton, Odebolt
Arthur Strought, Granville Lieut.
John P. Hanford, Cedar Rapids Sgt.
Elza Clifford McKim, iMarshalltown
Corp. Roy Long, Mt. Pleasant John
A trip over the Lincoln highway
from New York to Philadelphia pro
vides many surprises to touring mo
torists In the multiplicity of big rub
ber-tired freighters that ply con«
stantly between these two cities, haul
lng every conceivable kind of mer- A. Stanley, Texter Roy Stroud, Mar
chandise. Motor trucking companies ble Rock Floyd Wam'bean, Wahoo
are springing up almost daily, offer- Daniel Moeller, Maquoketa Holger
ing efficient service, which not only A. Hansen, Clinton Byron A. Fass,
helps to relieve the railroads of a Williamsburg August J. Berger, At
portion of their heavy burden, but cadia Ira V. Swanger, Persia Guy
also offers quicker transportation, In B. Early, Malcom James R. Kallna,
that all terminal delays, so common Irving John I. M. Kindberg, Stanton
to railroads, are avoided. At first Nels P. Larsen, Alta iBdgar Llnder
these heavy-duty trucks were con- man, Civin Raymond Markus, Daven
pned to the solid-tired class, but the port Lewis H. Morken, Locust Les
advantages of big cord tires have led ter L.• MeLoughan, Alierton Charles
many truck owners to equip their
freighters with pneumatic tires. The
great reduction in wear and tear on
the trucks and the greater speed per
mitted are among the advantages that
are to be gained.
Arthur Baker, Sioux City Charles G.
Carey, Tipton Leon E. Goddard, Har
lan Sgt. Eugene H. Bernhardt, Bur
lington Corp. Harold O. Ralls, Mar
shalltown Cecil A. Azblll, Independ
ence John Hanson, Graettinger
James A. Hickey, Todd ville Clem
(Hite, Red Oak Earl L. Wall, Albion
John P. Hanford, Cedar Rapids Al
bert A. Marticke, Atalissa Imle Z.
Tuttle, Ogden Lewis Larson, "Web
ster City Henry Kestel, Storm Lake
'Fred Schwab, (Deep River Clyde A.
Albert, Ladora William L. Layson,
Hornick August J. Frahme, Boyer
Henry Sommer, Pulaski Casper R.
Selland, 'Decorah Earl B. Douglas,
Davenport Thomas J. Staten, Ottum
wa Charles C. Espey, Centerville
Nurse Maud S. Holt, Sioux City
William E. Bishop, Park Avenue
Hardold W. Benge, East Fifth St
Leo J. McNamara, Ida Grove Wen
dell F. Prime, Sioux City Omer W.
Timpe, Spirit iLake Clyde Comer,
Floris Carl A. Haraldson^ Rem
brandt Charles F. Setz, Oakland
L. 'Sifford. Lake CUy Custav Wilson,
Ivirol Chris .Tuhl, Plainfteld James
M. Herbert, Red Oak Andrew Peter
son, Story City Charles W Strick
land, Muscatine Ernest R. Valvtck,
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