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The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas · Page 8

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•I**?.. Sjv ,(*•*' i ?' i „v A WEEK IN ENGLAND Dunlins Houses is a Task There / as Well as Here. RECEIVED THIER COAL RATION And It Amounts to Only 500 Pounds Per Family a Month Which Isn't Very Much. ft (By Margaret Walter.) ' Tiondon, Aug. 5.—(Monday.— 1 have been spending a lot or time lately hunting round for a small house luto which can bo packed a friend and her little family. Those people have always lived In the country, but now that her husband, a man ot DO, hue been drafted and ber boys are Roing off_ to nohool she must find some Bort of war work to keep things going. She has two little girls who are to attend a day school and she will look aftci her house outside working hours. Wn travelled miles, and found endless great empty bouses to bo had for a sonK. but a big house In lAjndon la out of the question now. Finally we discovered, tucked away In a mews or stable yard, a dear little cottage which is tho very thing. The whole place can be heated by a big hard coal stove. Years ago out in Kansas we used lo heat our huusea with the same Hort of stoTes, we called them base hurnera and I remember as children we used to Bcurry down from our icy little rooms In tho attic to drew in the sifting room on frozen winter mornings. Tho little house wo chosu was once a stable, solidly built and well ventilated, with big sliding doors, »o that nearly the whole place cun be thrown Into one, just like our American houses. Upstairs there are a number of cunning li'tlo rooms where the children will sleep, and the kitchen is a dream of convalescence, Tho little Tamil*' will eat In the kitchen whore they have a good old fashioned cook stove with a water reBervolr behind. They will have to bring In their water from a well In tho yard but that won't be very difficult. The court yard is paved and thore are beds of bright geraniums set Into the. old borders and window boxes against the south wall. At the back ot the great house to which the placo belongs is a fig tree and u grapevine It's the oddest thing that, cold as It get's in hhigland In winter, and I swear 1 have never suffered from the cold anywhere as I did last winter, figs and grapes grow luxuriantly out of doom if they are sheltered from tho north,—and sometimes even ripen. Writing Letters. Tuesday.— 1 have spent nearly tho wholu day writing letters to wounded American boys in English hospitals. When 1 first volunteered to do hospital visiting I certainly didn't know what It was going to lead to. 1 pic- AMERICANS HELP BRITISH DRIVE THE GERMANS BACK IN FLANDERS! A serious situation is developing for the Germans in Flanders. Americans are now helping the British in the lattcr's efforts to straighten out the Lyi salient. Much ground of strategic value, including Mt. Kemmel (1) and Lena (2). has been retake*. Thursday.—They don't make any ] when we first moved in dletl last difficulties about holidays over here, month and 1 didn't find out who he Some of tho shopa just quietly clos© bequeathed his machine to so we for a couple of weeks in August and haven't been touched since. There the whole staff goes away for a roat. 'isn't a lawn mower to be bought, of Two shopa where 1 trade have sent 1 course, nor a scythe,, and the only mo noticeii thai they are closing for comfort I gel when three weeks and that everything fn {the state of things stock will be sold out at half price. | oughtn't to have a It's a fine opportunity for laying In a little extra supply of unrationod groceries; besides It will make house- kooping a bit simpler not to have to buy in'such small quantities for a bit. Cost Ration. Prlday.—-We got in our half year coal ration today and it works out to a quarter of a ton a month. That is all right now when we only have to have a fire In tho kitchen for the dinner, but how will it be when winter comes and we have not u particle of heat except what comes- from the fireplaces. And you can't substitute . with gas or electric light either. Each tared inysell sauntering through the bouse, according to the number of I complain of is, "Weil, you lawn anyway, wards, chatting with the boys, and talking home stuff. There la all thai hut a good duHl more. "You leave tho hospital at 7 o'clock with your mind chock full of errands and your pad brimming over with notes and Jottings to be attended lo at once. And the boya have no intention of wailing a week to gel they things they need. They need them right away and right away ii is. The next day after my b<»)>iuiJ day 1 spend looking over the whole of London for little odd things like safety razor blades of Btronge make, home papers from .Younovei-heai'd-the-plaoe and puzzles anil panics and new solitaires. Then when you send the lilllo things the boya write to thank you and then yuu have to reply because the letters appeal for mail and so It goes. Tragedy. Wednesday.- 1 lost my latchkey today and it's a tragedy. There aren't any more latch-keys in H3uropo, I guess, and there aren't any more men who know how lo make them and everywhere I've been they toll me they haven't had any Yale keys from America for yours so 1 might UH well stop looking? I expect I shall have lo carry the great buck door key uboul with me. Well, it's one way of putting on weight. •- residents, is allowed so much light and heat and if you take il in one way you' can't have it in another. Saturday—The stores have given up their candy departments and are going to Btop selling rakes I'm told. There are only a few shops in the whole of Ixmdon that are allowed to sell candy. And though the price Is fixed for chocolates at 95 cents a pound, it's poor stuff and tastes as if It was largely chalk. Mercifully the American Red Cross has a good supply In store for our wounded boys so they will havo plenty. But there is already a compensation. Raisins and currants and citron .. have- reappeared and wo niay havo a pound a week of any we choose. So I am beginning to lay in my Christmas supply, for I must make some cakes to send to Krance and wo have already planned a Thanksgiving party for bunch of wounded who will not bo able to move from their-cots before that time. Needs Lawn Mower, Sunday.—'What I'd give far a little old American lawn mower this morning! There Is R perfectly good man reading the Sunday papers and a wild erncsa oulBldo that hasn't been cut for soveu weeks. The nice old pen Bioner who came and cut it for us There's a war on and every Inch of ground ought to be planted In pota toes." All true enough but you can't buy garden tools now, nor fertilizer, even If you had the time to make a garden, and even potatoes would find it a little uncomfortable to grow in ground that has not seen the sun for fifty years, Food Conservation Items Conscience Appetite are both satisfied by POST TOASTIES They Save Wheat \ I 8 Sweetmeats for Dessert. If you want candy, make some of the following kinds and serve them instead of a sweet dessert, suggests tho United States Food Administration. Parisian Sweets. l *ut through the meat chopper one pound of prepared dates, fig3, and nut meals. Add one tablespoon orange juice, a little grated orange peel, and •4 cup honey or syrup. Mold into balls and roll in chopped nut* or co counut or chocolate. This mixture may be packed In on oiled tin, put un der a weight until firm, then cut In any shape desired. Melted chocolato may be added to mixture before molding if desirod. Stuffed Prune*; Steam one pound prunes and remove stonea. Stuff port of prunes, each with another prune, stuff other with cliopped Raltod nuts, or stuff will a mixure of 1 cup each raisins and walnua and a few candled cherries. Another suggestion is to stuff prunes with stiff orange marmalade. Peanu Brittle. 1 cup white sirup, 1 tablespoon Tin egar, % cup Bait, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1 cup freshly roaBted peanuts halved. Cook tho syrup, vinegar, and salt in a saucepan until a little dropped in cold water form a sift ball, Put the peanuts and this sirup into an iron skillet and stir until tho sirup becomes a golden brown. Remove from the fire and stir In vanilla. Have roady a shal. low butlored pan,, pour candy In and spread out In a thin sheet. Allow to cool, then remove from pan and crack into pleoo*. Candled Drlraroao. 1 cup cooking apples, % oup sirup, W oup water, nuts. Cook apples M for sauce. Add V oup corn sirup and cook until a thick paste. Nut may bo added, Spread out in buttorod pan. • Dry out in ovon or oyer oven far a halt d»r. Use other fruits In same way. Miking tuejar Oo a Long Way, How much can you do with one pound of sugar! Do you know that toy stretching with simp and honey you can make It pot up about five quart* of fruit In one way and another? Figure out for yourself with these recipes. Cannae! Mach.ee, 2 pound* ueaouoa (8 to 12), M, cup (2 ounces) sugar, H oup (8 oumsoa) •Irup or honoy, E cups water, Beleot sound poaches and cover with hotline water for one or two mlnut«s or unit! Iho skin is easily removed. Then cover Immediately with cold water to prevent the softening (it Uia fruit. Pool, and halve the puaohos, retuovlntr the atones, l'laoo w&tjr, sugy and sirup on tho stove aftdf when/oiling point is reached, uddttliepwb«» and cuok slowly until tender. Puck cara- fuly In sterilised Jam, fill well with juice itnd teal. When,cold, morn In dark cool place. This'..wilt fill one quart jur. Panned Plums, , 2 pounds nlunv» (10. to 81). H CUP (D ounces) sugar, ^ pup (I) ounces) I New Students Enrolled in Salt City Business College Monday This, we believe, is the largest oiie day enrolluieut -in the history of any Business College in the State of Kausas. ' • The "old Students" arc largely responsible for this record. List spring a student drive for students was launched and the old students have worked hard and faithfully to accomplish this record. ~\. .' EVIDENCE OF FAITH Surely, this is a great expression of faith—faith in the accomplishments (if former, • Salt City Students—faith in the.ability of Salt City to train—and we appreciate all. The next enrollment dates are September 9tU and 16th. • Make your arrangements now. The Salt City Business College J. D. CONARD, President Hutchinson, Kansas BUSINESS COLLEGE sirup or honey, 2 cups water. Select seund p/ujjns, stem and., wash carefully. Place/ sugar, syrup and water on stove and when-the boiling point Is reached add, the plums. Cook slowly until fruit is done,' Place in sterilized jars and seal oarefuly. Preserved Plums. 2 pounds plums (1G to 24), %. cup |46 ounces)' sugar, 1% cups sirup or honey, V4 to' l^cup" water.~ Heat sirup, sugar and water together until boiling point is reached. Add the plums which have been stem-ined and washed, and if desired, they may be cut in halves and (he stones removed. Cook slowly until tho fruit is tender and place in sterilised jars and seal or .cover wilh paraffin. Store in cool place. Blackberry Preserves. 2 pounds blackberries, % cup (i ounces) sugar, 1% enps sirup or honey, % to 1 cup water. Pick over the berries and wash carefully. Heat the sugar, syrup and water to the boiling point and. then add. the berries. Cook slowly until the fruit la done then place in sterilized jars and seat or cover with paraffin. Peach Butter. S pounds peaches, VL cup (2 ounces) sugar, % oup sirup, honey or sorghum, 1 cup water. Prepare the peaches or other sweet fruit as for canning. Add water and cook until the fruit is done. Press tho fruit through a collandor or sieve and to this pulp add the sugar and othex_sweetener. Cook slowly, Btlrring carefully until tho mass is as thick as desired. Pour into sterilized jars and when cooked, cover with paraffin. AID FOOD PRODUCTION. This Is What J. H. Mercer Wants to Have By a New taw, Topeka, Sept. 6.—J. H. Meroer, : secretary of the Kansas Livestock asso olatlon. hits started the ball to rolling by appealing to Kansas United States senators and congressman to urge the pannage of a law pro tooting rood pro duciion. To encourage and stimulate food produces, CMeroer believes, a minimum of values on all essential commodities should be fixed for the remainder of the war and for at least a year afterward, He suggests as tho minimum value now fixed on hogs is very satisfactory and that a minimum of twelve cents on beef cattle would ensure a subbtantlal effort among stockmen to keep up this claae of food. Mercer says: ^ "It Is nothing more "thin fair in my judgment to proteot the nieat producer by legislation, as has been done for the protection of the wheat wan, I am of course particularly interested in the meat question, However, j think the law should bo general as to all essential food jwoduots." Mercer'* appeal -was inado subsUn- tlully upon a complaint of R. U. Uaf- ford, of Minneapolis, flfanaos, Uiat after advise from St. Joseph, Mo., that receipts were light and market would be good and even with continued reports of n steady market, oatllo felt off |2 (l per head In H hours, the week or August 19. "| wonder." Uafford wrote, "|f a steady market could accomplish ikbj, what would a weak and lower market do.Jo a shjupej,' A great man |i one who performs Ws promisee.—Aichjaw Globe, , THEY'RE GLAD TO GET WHERE THERE IS POOD AND REST The abeve pawto taken dutinjr the flfhtia* ot the Mams, shows Line ot German prlaoaer* with lone soldier guard, lernr line 'of German prisoners, „ -, .. ,,.. , . »re being taken to a prison itr- '*f n * rie » n «oW*f with ojunp far behTnd the allied lines, ev t™».J*M K*«I as a guard for a 1 The prisoner*. mawo obediently, nlenjr 1 j They^a I Aitmn I evidently contended because they are going where they will get proper food and rest. They are passing through a wheat Held, NATURAL RESOURCES Will be Discovered Hereafter by Airplanes Alone, THIS IS THE PREDICTION Will be Used to i Urge b'xtenl In Exploralion—One Ex. petition Now, London.—(Correspondence of The Associated Press)—Airplanes will t>« Widely used, after tbo war, for pur poses ot exploration and survey, sold Harold Prlghouse, ot the Koyal Geographical ftoolety, to a representative of Tho Associated Frees, eommoutttig on the announcement; that Captain Amundsen's Artlo expedition, which has jusi sailed, has ttvkcu three air. pian.es as part ot its equipment. ''Captain Amundsen will yae these airplanes (or geographical and meteo.- roioglcaj research In the Arctic," sold. Mr, flrighou*o,c*'a,nd'tuey phoujd prove very wtetulJn tW» cowslip*., W)tU u$ac<> WUI come I large eg(eus(og gf the use of the airplane in exploration. "There is no reason why the remotest parts of Africa or the upper waters of the Amazon should remain unmapped, Aerial photography has reached a slage when all that is necessary for exact map-drawing is a continuous series of air photographs. Tracts of Portuguese ©tat Africa, which had never 'before been charted, were, in fact mapped by means ot the air photography of British aviators. Natural Resources, "The undiscovered natural resources of a new country can be observed from airplanes. The eye ot the observer reveals much; the air-camera even now is an excellent guide iu indicating the kind of wood growing in a forest, and. will he of greater utility still as the development of aerial color photography progresses. 'Hallway surrey through savage lands, .which, both in life and money, has been a tremendously costly preliminary to construction, will become sate, sod so cheap as to present no financial obstacles -whatever, are many pilots In tho allied armies today who will find in aerial exploration play for the typically British spirit of adventure, "In Iho future of aviation thero Is elbow room for all, the sportsman- pilol will find in oxploration by nir au enterprise made to his taste." FAVORITISM IN DRAFT, Some Well-to-Do Men Escaped Military Service. San Juan, Porto Uico, Sept. 5.— Charges of favoritism in the working of l^o selective draft by which well- to-do young men cBcapoj military service have been investigated and a report of the facts ascertained has been sent to Governor Yager by Attoruoy General Kern. As yet the authorities are not prepared to make it public. The adjutant general of Porto Klco, John A, Wilson, In commenting on the question of. favoritism, said that be had personally investigated a number of accusations against local •* i boards made to blm in letters financial obstacles whatever, to a! X'rZn™,^"^ J 11 ?"\ *» d survey which uses aerial photogwphy. S«S„tL* 4 ^ K found a "Not only can the course qt : fltorii 1 Z b %L «iS°t hH Kl en , P ftntel1 be traced, lJut their navigable channels £ .^5,*** 5? t( ,- bMu . 081 ? d becau . sa can be ascertained, and the combined discovery mads ot valuable nstural products together With tho best means of transporting them by river. Th» Chief ftulde. • "Water, then as now, will probably by the explorer's chief (aids and his machine is mors likely to be of the seaplane type, which floats than the airplane type, with wheels, will fly b'gh, und should, ho b»ve to make at oreed landing, will steer for lake and river rather than tor the rare open spaces pf it tropfe«l forest. '•'For jus tvtjr explorer, Uw romance offlylng win psrsigt; the value of the •wcrt be win <jo j» rtvicusi *»a tow of unfair or dishonest action on tbo part of the boards, Frequently Investigations have shown that a charge was wade iu? haphazard, irresponsible fashion with-. CM any effort to jearu the fuots • to the case. Use pine Cork*Washington, Sept. B.i-JPlno cork Is pejng used in Sweden because of it shortage of the true cork. ' Samples - «f the substitute h*v« b?eA sent to the Puri»u pt fpt»\g» mi Pomestio Commerce &y Axel OaBWW. l"* e commjesloner, who. it, • investigating

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