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About The Times-herald. (Burns, Harney County, Or.) 1896-1929 | View Entire Issue (May 18, 1918)
TIIK WAH AS A MKI.T1NO POT.
Wo hear much these 'lays of tlu
nulling pot ns applied to the Amerl
eanliatlon or our foreign Immigrant.
Will Ui Iho need had been great that
tfati foreign element be fused with
the national life bh quickly as 1.0s-
elhlc. there la yet another phase oft
American life wheriu the melting pot
ran render great service, and that
melting pot will be developed In tho
war upon which we have entered.
Until recent years America has
been distressingly provincial. Not
provincial as a whole, but provincial
by sections. Tho down easter looked
with suspicion upon anything having
Ita origin outside old New Knglund.
The southerner viewed nil parts of
the coutrv nave the West as alien
territory, and only had a tolerance
for that Motion because It wan made
stp largely of his kinsman. The cltl
au of the Middle West has always
been convinced (hat creation ceased
with the completion of his territory,
and ao It ran. The thoughts and
customs of the various sections were
antagonistic, and It was only grudg
ingly that either could be brought to
admit that there might be anything
of merit come out of the other.
All this the war will change. We
will no longer be a nation of many
elements all antagonistic and out of
sympathy. We will no longer waste
oar energies in berating and belittle
ing our neighbors because, forsooth,
they may not view all of life with
In France there are today young
men from every part of this country
fighting side by side, sharing the
same dangers and the same death.
As the war progresses their numbers
are increasing. Kadi Is learning from
others and each is unconsciously
learning to see life fro'm the other's
viewpoint As the association pro
gresses, many common views will be
developed, and where antagonism
exists, close and intimate contact will
gradually but surely bring lach into
harmony with the other.
When this war Is ended and our
boys come borne, it will not be a
crowd of provincials we Khali wel
come, but any army of cosmopolitans
world citizens we may say. These
men will have probed to the bottom
the character of their fellows and
learned all there was to know of
them. And in that knowledge they
will each of found much of value
when fully understood, and will have
learned to appreciate to the full the
good points of all.
The war will complete what our
great industrial development had be
ganit will make of us at last one
compact nation, all Americans to
gether, all with a common interest,
a common love and a common destiny.
American Meat Restrictions Re
laxed to Effect Greater
ARGENTINE ARRIVALS SHORT.
MKAT KOH AltMY FttK Ml ST FAHH
Te army consumes about 3.000.000
pounds p r day of fresh beef. This
necessitates the slaughter daily of
4.000 cattle. Official inspectors
scrutinize every part of this supply
from the time it comes on the hoof
to the abattior until it vanishes from
the mess tin of the soldier.
Inspection begins at the stockyards
Meat Supply Here Considerably In.
larged Food Administration,
However, Warns Against
The allies have nuide further ntid
Increased demands for breads! tiffs,
these enlarged demands being caused
to some degree by shortage In arrivals
from the Argentine. It Is, therefore,
necessary for the V. S. Komi Adminis
tration to urge a still further reduction
In the consumption of bread ami bread
stuffs generally If we are to meet our
exMrt necessities. The Kood Admin
1st i at ion has Issued a statement ex
plaining the situation In detail, partic
ularly the reasons which leud It, for
the purpose of centering effort for the
time being upon the cereal situation
to relax temporarily the restrictions on
Kxperlenee shows, this statement
says, that the consumption of bread
stuffs Is Intimately associated with tip
consumption of meat. For various
reasous our supplies nf meut for the
next two or three mouth are cmisld
i-alilv enlarged, and we can supply
Miles with all of the tneht products
which transportation facilities render
possible ami at the same time some
what Increase our own consumption.
In these circumstances the Kood Ad
ministration considers It wise to relax
the voluntary restrictions on meat con
sumption to some extent with a view
to further decreasing bread consump
tion. Conservation of food must be ad
Justed to oieet necessities from time to
Hint-, for neither production, nor al
llisl demands are constant factors, nor
ran any of these factors be anticipated
for long periods In advance In the ills
turned conditions In which we at pres
ent live. While the world situation Js
not one that warrants any relaxation
in the efforts to eliminate waste. or to.
relax economy In food, the A din I ills
tratlon desires to secure better adjust
ment In food balances
Ho long as the present rondltions
continue the only special restrictions
INSTEAD OF BREAD
Bread Mutt Be Saved Potatoes Can
tain the Sam Nutriment.
How many potatoes are you eating?
This is a question the Food Adminis
tration wants every loyal American to
ask himself or herself. Strange aa It
may seem, the eating of potatoes at
this time la a practical war servloe.
according to a recant Food Adminis
tration bulletin, which points out that
this nation now has a large potato
surplus on hand and that this valuable
food, unless eaten within the next two
months, will be lost through sprouting
and rotting. By eating of potatoes
liberally, every family can save a sub
stiintial amount of other food, particu
larly Of wheat. My eating up the sur
plus of potatoes the nation will also
prevent serious loss to the potato
producer, who needs to bo encouraged
to grow maximum crops during the
"Domestic science experts have fig
ured that. Olio ordinary baked potato
equals In nourishment oue thick slice
of wheat bread.
"Potatoes at one and one-half to two
cents a pound have mors food value
than bread at ten cents a loaf.
"Potatoes are healthful. They Im
prove the general tone of the system
by their wholesome action on the ill
(stive prgans. They are easiest on
the stomach of all vegetable foods.
They sre easy on the kidneys because
of the minimum of nitrogen they con
tain. They are easy on the Intestines
because or the tenderness and small
proportion of their cellulose and the
fine division of starch.
"Potatoes are valuable In the diet of
the sick. They can be eaten with
benefit by people suffering from dys
pepsia, anemia, diabetes, Brlgbt's dis
ease, cardiac affections. Intestinal
troubles, constipation, hyperacidity,
artlrltls, gout, liver complaints, etc.
"Always serve potatoes with meat,"
concludes the Food- Administration
bulletin "Never serve bread and potatoes."
'A great net of mercy drawn through
an ocean of unspeakable pain'
V VOUR Red Cross is an ail-American, largely volunteer
m organization, authorized by Congress, headed by
President Wilson, audited by the War Department, en
thusiastically approved by your Army, your Navy, and
The work covers both military and civilian relief in
every war-torn Allied country and full reports of all
expenditures are continually being published, or are
available through the Chapters.
' It stands beside our boys in training here or "over there."
Ill I II I . , J
By Mrs Itobt. J. Burdette
The firing line la bow In your kit
chen. Knock out the breadline at your'
It has been said that the Revolu
tionary War was won by men fed on
we ask ure the boenVss and Mrkleas hasty pudding. In other words, corn
meal mush. Let It be written in his
The meatless meal ami the porklea
Saturday are no longer asked.
The farmers of the lulled Stales
ure responding to the national cell to
Increase hog production. Their In
crease, to till appeurances. is being at
tained more rapidly. Of more Imme
diate Importance, however, are several
complex factors which have effected
sn Immediate increase In meat sup
plies. The ii-iiiisportailon shortage before
the government took over the rail
roads, the had weather In January and
early In Kcbritnry, the lurge percent
age of Immature corn In the Inst bar
rapt and Hie necessity of feeding ibis
corn as rapidly as possible to save It
from decay, have nrtt only resulted In
backing up the animals -purilcularly
hogs -on the farms for a logger pa
rted of feeding, but have resulted In u
where the living animals undergo theik'r"lu' '' their average weigh.
,. , ,- , and will result, with Improved trans
examination of an official for any ,., ,,,, . will,i ,.
evidences of physical defect which ,.ar, rK).,. ,,iul. normal arrivals at
might be difficult to detection later. I market for the next two or three
Where there is doubt the iueatlou
able animals are separated for closer
examination. Where there Is certain
ty of defect, tho animal is rejected as
unfit for food supply.
Next comes a rigid examination of
months The Weigh I of hogs coming
I lo the market for the past two weeks
I Indicates an Increase In Weight of
I from an average of l!0.'i pounds last
year to the almost unprecedented
average of Z2 pounds, or a net In
crease In tlielr meal wilue of over IK
the carcass. Only when found ',., rent. This Is a distinct addition
lo the iiallon's meul supply. It' there'
tory that the winning of the present
war was made possible by the United
States eating potatoes.
The manner of eating, the time of
eating and even the kind of foodstuffs
eaten are largely a matter of habit.
We do not desire to break ourselvee
entirely of the habit of eating or life '
would not prove worth living, but It
can be made to prove better worth ;
living if we change some of the habits. '
Suppose we cure ourselves of the
hand eating habit and see If we do
not consume less bread. If yon were rp Q0 i
to put your bread and butter on your I "18 opHCe
plate and eat It with a knife and fork Contributed by
It would reduce tbe amount of bread
eaten at once. In some of the Oriental
countries nran curry strings of bright
red wooden beads that are knewn as
'Conversation beads." and they seem
unable to talk unless they have them
In their bauds lo play with and pass
from mil Land to life other. Wc seum
to net'. 'Hjjiiiothlng In our hands at
table Or we feel the no-al Is Incomplete
unit Dial something Is usually! bread
Forget this habit and save wheat. If
you ' must continue the hand eating
habit, hold a hot potato.
It watches beside the pillows of battle-broken men, and
offers rest and sympathy to war-torn fighters on brief
respite from the front
It carries food and clothing to hungered mothers and
little ones in ruined villages.
It helps rebuild the scattered pile of brick and stone they
once called "Home."
It brings back to the hopeless mother's arms her long
It helps care for the orphans of the men who died that
civilization might live.
It helps care for the thousands that have fallen prey to
It nobly represents in deeds of mercy, relief, and restora
tion the more than twenty million members that have
made its great work possible.
f Will You Do Your Share to Keep This "Hand of Mercy" at Its Work?
Lvery cent of every dollar received for the Red Cross War Fund is spent for war relief. All ad
ministration costs, relief work for other than war purposes (such as the Halifax and Guatemala
d:sasters) are takerfcare of out of membership dues, and the interest accruing from the bank
ing of the War Fund has made available for war relief at least $ 1 .02 for every J I contributed.
UNIVERSAL GARAGE BURNS
The Overman bill is a great little
visitor. It has aptmi four trtpnths
with the Senate and is now being en
tertained by the House.
Ireland thinks I lint home rule Is
a better measure than tho Knglish
rule. We hope tho dispute will soon
be adjusted, for all we know that
Irish courage is beyond measure.
'. .uiiitl. health l til, untl wholesome"
is the meat passed as acceptable for
food and duly branded with a non
poisonous ink, "United States In
Hpeoted and Passed. " The unfit car
casses are destroyed.
Fresh meats thus Indorsed go for
ward Iti tegular shipment's, but (nose
which are to Utidcfgo curing, can
mug, or manufacture into 'sausages,
lard, oleomargarine, etc.,' are sub
jected" tri 'rHiispeetloii at each' step.
Kor these there Is 'a flnaf Inspection
just previous to their dispatch for
Army use: Sampled ar! regularly
collected Tor chemical analysis in the
When the meat arrives at the
Army stations they are again Inspect
td either Inspectors of the Bureau
of Animal Industry or by veterlnar- i I"-'""'1" ''"" M " ill relieve the bur
Ian officers of the Army. They must ! " l,MW '""l"r..lo., ' as from
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fore now seems certain that we have
such Villained supplies for ut least
some months to come, that we can not.
only Increase our BgpnrtM'td the allies
to the full v.lent of t lulr tiniiKporlu
lion fin llilics, -liul t. the miiPe time
can pivfierty Increase our donftAfc
Consumption. ' '' '"'" . t -j; .
The, tesMnae1of i,Ue public to oor're
iUesl4 foi rjluf e'(h c.insuynpijun of
fti.Mil during the Ur fewirfntlff bus
been most gratifying, audfls ftp-vice
alone lyj enabled the goverhaicnt dur
ing this period to provide such sup
plies us .'transportation to thy, allies
permitted.' - ' '
Tin ' Administration also suggests
that In those parts of the country
whore the old fashioned home preser
vation of pork Is still the custom, this
practice should lie extended at the
also obtain the approval of the of
ficer of tho Quartermaster Corps re
ceiving them. And they undergo
their final test when the soldier's
immediate organization commander
looks them over before he permits
them to be served to his men.
I.v sound as saving the cost of pecking
operations and at Die siiine time will
provide home supplies of pork to last
over the months of decreased supplies.
The Food Ailmliilsf ralinn desires to
repeat that it does not want to give
the Impression, that these ure times
when slmplicliy and moderation of lh
Ills ate not critically necessary, but
thin its sole desire Is to secure an ad
Jusl merit between our different food
supplies and meet changing conditions
from time to time and to Keep the pub
lie fully and frankly advised or its
position with the full confidence ni
reliance Unit whenever It becomes nee
Hwat the early fly, und then ho will , essury renewed iippculs for suvltm will
be tbe late, fly, but not the lamented met the same loyal resj onse as In the
A small piano is manufactun d lor
u..u In the front line trenches. A
piano usually fulfils two porpoise
It cheers I he possessors and uiiiiovk
the neighbor v
How to Incrssse World's Bread Ration
With i. inline creeping through Ku
rope, and every nation struggling to
produce eminfch food to sustain life,
the American farmer has a duty that
he can not shirk. America must ship
food to' Kiir.ipe for our soldiers.
America must supply bread to starv
ing peoples. No matter whut other
craps ere raised, more acres should
be devoled vo (iti'toi grains. "Mo your
bit, Mr., Karmur," ,saye; a Kood Ad
ministration bulletin. "Success de
ponds upon you In this world war.''
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West Mil nl Is on a food cotfservatlon
basis, and ,the health of tho cadet
corps s better than evVf, 'All bread
iist-rl Is composed of 45 per cent wheat
flour, 15 rye,' and 10 per cent white
boiled grain flour; and many cadets
consider it superior to the former
while bread. Sugar consumption has
been cut down, meatless days and
meals are rigidly observed, and the
reduced amount of meat has been
beneficial to health, a lesson from a
Taking It From Babies.
"Kvery ounce of wheat products In
excess of six pounds per month that
you eat, Mr. American citizen, is that
much literally taken from the mouths
of the starving women and children
of Kiance," suys a Kood Administra
tion bulletin. "The armed allien may
t;o without wheat, but these Innocents
will actually die unless we give them
ol ours in generous proportion."
Vlolory bread is received with hear
ty approval. Hut don't be satisfied
to use it on a wheatless day or c.t a
wheatless meal, because It Isu't wheat-less.
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