The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, April 03, 1941, Image 2

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(Sec Recipes Below)
Guests are coming for dinner. You
have your meat and vegetables, and
you have planned your dessert. You
*iave potatoes on hand. But have
you decided how you're going to pre
pare them?
I'll wager you haven’t It’s an oft
repeated story in kitchens from
Washington to Florida, Maine to Cal
ifornia. Because the POTATO is
such an old standby, you perhaps
wait ’til the last minute to decide
its preparation. Then it’s too late
to try ’’something different.”
Don’t treat the potato ns though
it were the Cinderella of the vegeta
ble kingdom. Re
member, It re
sponds well to
careful treatment.
While it is usual
ly considered to
have a bland
flavor, proper
cooking will bring
out its subtleties.
Although there are only three ba
•ic ways of cooking potatoes—bak
ing, boiling or frying them in their
raw form—there are innumerable
new and different things to do with
this vegetable.
1 wonder if you have ever tried
frankfurter- or sausage-stuffed pota
toes, potato croquettes, pancake po
tatoes, Idaho Suzettes or potato
If not, resolve to use these reci
pes. I guarantee they’ll help you
“get the most out of your potatoes!”
’Quick Dutch-Stuffed Baked
(See picture at top of column)
0 medium-sized Idaho potatoes
0 link sausages or frankfurters
Scrub the potatoes and with an
apple corer make s hole lengthwise
through each potato. Stuff with a
frankfurter or sausage. Bake at 400
degrees F. for 45 minutes, or until
potatoes are done.
For an even richer flavor, stuff
with a mixture of finely chopped
sweet Spanish onions and ground
meat. Put a slice of bacon or salt
pork over the potatoes and bake as
Usual. Length of baking time de
pends on size of potatoes.
Nut Potato Croquettes.
2 cups hot mashed potatoes
y« cup cream or milk
^ teaspoon baking powder
% teaspoon salt
Pepper to taste
1 cup crushed nuts
To the potatoes add the cream or
milk, baking powder, seasoning and
half the nuts. Spread mixture on
plate to cool. Shape, roll in nuts
and cook in deep, hot fat (390 de
grees F.) until golden brown. Drain
on soft paper.
Potato Doughnuts.
2 cups flour
114 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
14 teaspoon nutmeg or cinnamon
1 cup riced potatoes
1 tablespoon butter
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
Sift flour, salt, baking powder and
spice together. Put the hot riced
potatoes in a mixing bowl, add the
butter and stir until the butter is
melted. Cool until lukewarm. Add
Tomato Broth
•Quick Dutch-Stuffed Baked
Buttered Beets
Molded Fruit Salad
Bread - Butter
Berry Pie
Beverage ,
•Recipe given.
the unbeaten eggs and sugar; mix
well. Stir in the sifted dry ingredi
ents; mix until smooth. Place mix
ture on a floured board; roll until V4
inch thick, cut into rounds with a
floured doughnut cutter. Cook in
deep, hot fat (370 degrees F.) until
golden brown. Drain on soft paper.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Idaho Suzettcs.
8 medium-sized Idaho potatoes
Mi cup hot milk
2 tablespoons melted fat
6 tablespoons buttered crumbs
1 tablespoon grated cheese
8 eggs
Salt and pep per
Select med’um-sized or large po
tatoes; scruo and bake at 450 de
grees F. until
each is soft when
you pick it up and
squeeze with a
cloth. When done,
remove a piece of
skin from the side
of each potato to
make it boat
shaped, or cut
large potatoes In two, lengthwise.
Scoop out the inside, being careful
not to break the shell. Mash the
pulp thoroughly, or put it through
a ricer. Add butter, salt and milk
and beat well. Pile the mixture
lightly back into the shells. Refill
the shell to the top and make a de
pression in the center of each pota
to. Break an egg into each depres
sion, season with salt and pepper and
sprinkle with buttered crumbs that
have been combined with grated
cheese. Bake in a slow oven (250
350 degrees F.) long enough to set
the egg and brown lightly—for 6 to
10 minutes.
Belgian Baked Potatoes.
Wash and peel potatoes and cut
into eighths lengthwise. Dry be
tween towels. Dip cut pieces in melt
ed shortening and lay in a shallow
pan, being sure that they do not
overlap. Bake in a quick oven (400
degrees F.) until brown on top. Turn
carefully and continue baking until
they resemble french-fried potatoes.
Baste them with more shortening
during baking, if necessary. When
done, sprinkle with salt and serve
piping hot.
Franconia Potatoes.
Use uniform medium potatoes.
Pare and parboil 10 minutes. Drain,
place around roast, and bake 40 min
utes. or until soft, turning often and
basting with fat in pan so that they
will brown.
Old-Fashioned Scalloped Potatoes.
4 large potatoes, pared
1 small onion, thinly sliced
’•fc teaspoon salt
Dash of pepper
1 Vfc tablespoons flour
1 tablespoon butter
1% cups milk
Cut potatoes in H-inch slices.
Place potatoes and onions in but
tercd baking dish,
sprinkling each
layer with salt,
pepper and flour,
and dotting with
butter. Add milk
and cover. Bake
in moderate oven
(350 degrees F.)
2 hours, or until
potatoes are tender, uncovering
them during the last 30 minutes of
baking. Serves 4.
Lyonnalse Potatoes.
4 teaspoons butter or bacon fat
2 onions, sliced
3 cups cooked potatoes
Salt and pepper
2 tablpspoons finely chopped parsley
Heat the fat in a frying pan and
cook the onions in it a few min
utes. Add the potatoes and cook
slowly, stirring occasionally until oil
sides of the potatoes are golden
brown. Season with salt and pep
per. Press flat with knife and shakt
over low fire until brown on bottom
Turn like an omelet. Serve on a
hot platter with finely chopped pars
ley sprinkled over the top.
(Released by Western Newspaper Union.'
I ‘
(Consolidated Features—WNU Service.)
NEW YORK.—When he made his
first million at the age of 30,
Bernard M. Baruch said he would
indulge himself from then on by be
_ „ . , ing a sort of
Boost Baruch tor doct0r or di
Driver of U. S. agnostician
Defense Machine ^romen't
and finance, rather than a self
lftterested participant. Although he
did gather a few more millions, as a
speculator, as he has frankly said,
it was in the same mood of detach
ment with which he has appraised
the social scene, and it is in this
mood that he has been the adviser
of every President since Taft.
Each day in the news brings
some new demand that the tall,
pleasant, snowy-haired Mr. Ba
ruch, surely our elder statesman
of such bottleneck urgency as
that of today, be given a free
hand, in the chartroom, or per
haps the wheel-house, to steer
our emergency defense course.
Some of these nominations come
from the established school of
Baruch men, such as Gen. Hugh
S. Johnson, Herbert Bayard
Swope and George N. Peek;
others from those who remem
ber Mr. Baruch’s achievements
as head of the War Industries
board, and his alert, specula
tor’s awareness of what has
been going on in Europe for the
last few years.
As to this business of being a spec
ulator, Mr. Baruch says, "I make no
apologies. I am a speculator. The
word comes from the Latin word
‘speculari,’ meaning to observe. I
Like all seasoned speculators, he
never pounds his desk or runs a tem
perature or inclines to high blood
pressure, although he is 70. He
keeps fit by his own system of calis
thenics, pragmatically arrived at,
like his financial operations.
As head of the War Industries
board, he tooled the 20-mule team of
labor, industry, raw-materials and
government deftly through many a
narrow defile and hazardous pas
sage, and a large section of his pub
lic would like to see him again in
the driver’s seat.
Naturally a skeptic as to the
grand solution, like most specu
lators, he has stood at few, if
any false dawns. He was a
prophet of doom for the Dawes
plan, from the first. In 1927, he
predicted that It would be
scrapped within two years. "A
demand might be morally rea
sonable as a business proposi
tion," he said.
As a foe of paternalism in busi
ness and a stanch states’ rights
Democrat, he has insisted that a
means must be found to mobilize
_ ,, national en
Pragmatic, Never ergie8 with.
Emotional, as the out taking on
CooJ Speculator *'r~
a crippling and self-destroying bu
reaucracy. He has expounded these
and kindred subjects in many eco
nomic treaties in dry-as-dust jour
nals, for here is a Wall Street specu
lator who also wears the golden key
of Phi Beta Kappa. He is an able
evangelist of the school of prag
matism in government and busi
ness—again the speculator, whose
judgments, if he is a good specula
tor, are never emotional.
His early definition of his atti
tude as that of a diagnostician
might have denoted a sympa
thetic Identification with his dis
tinguished father. Dr. Simon Ba
ruch of South Carolina, a widely
known surgeon and health author
ity who took a leading part in
developing the Saratoga spa.
Born In South Carolina, Bernard
M. Baruch took an earned de
gree at the College of the City of
New York In 1889 and subse
quently six honorary degrees
from various other colleges.
For the last few years he has been
calmly, but earnestly prescribing
preparedness. Returning from Eu
rope in 1937, he said, “Europe is
hopeless.” In January, 1939, he
offered to supply from his own funds
$3,300,000 which the army lacked for
certain equipment. An adjustment
of an appropriation bill made this
unnecessary. He has been friendly
to the New Deal, but has chided and
warned it on many occasions.
* | 'HIS reporter, on occasional trips
| to Washington, has noted that
some of the heaviest hitters there
| are the least publicized. Here
i today is the amiable Harold N.
! Graves in charge of the new defense
! loan drive, which will start May 1.
Mr. Graves, in his 33 years in the
| government service, has showed
singular ability in getting things
i done without a lot of fuss and feath
ers. He is assistant to the secre
tary of the treasury, 54 years old,
educated at Knox college and George
Washington university.
WASHINGTON. —- The newspaper
men who attend President Roose
velt's press conferences are getting
a little tougher, as time passes, on
the importance to national defense
of the labor troubles in industries
working on U. S. or British war or
ders. The President’s retort about
never more than one-quarter of one
per cent of the defense production
being tied up by strikes at any one
time did not end the questioning
at a recent conference.
Putting their heads together after
wards, one group of reporters de
cided that this "one-quarter of one
per cent” was much more deceptive
than anything the newspapers had
printed. One reporter figured out
that the Allis Chalmers strike alone
was tying up more than one-third
of 1 per cent of all national defense
Inasmuch as this one strike had
been running for more than six
weeks on the day the President
made the statement, and inasmuch as
there were quite a number of other
strikes in national defense industries
during that six weeks, it would seem
that there must have been some
rather extraordinary mathematics
on the part of whoever gave the
President that figure.
But there is another side to it,
which has little to do with percent
ages. It may be very interesting to
know the exact percentage in any
given case, but a war is a contest
in which one side usually wins, and
the other loses. It is not a case of
whether either of the combatants
makes a passing mark, as in an
academic course.
To make the point clear in this
case, let us assume for a moment
that the possible invasion of the
United States about which so much
has been said does come about, and
that the Gettysburg of this contest
would be an air battle. Let us further
assume that this air battle was
desperately close—as indeed Get
tysburg was—and thaf when it was
over the winner had only a few
score of planes left, and the loser
Now let’s go back to this strike
situation. Suppose there is a strike
in a factory making airplanes, or a
plant producing the engines for them,
or the aluminum, or whatnot. And
suppose as a result of that strike this
country has 100 less airplanes on
the day of that battle than it would
have had had there been no strike.
It might easily make the differ
ence between this country’s being
conquered and its emerging trium
phant, and yet that strike might not
figure as one-tenth of 1 per cent of
our national defense production at
the time it was raging.
* • *
Building Cargo Fleet
Was Long Delayed
Perhaps the most curious failure to
take time by the forelock in the
whole defense situation has been the
length of time it took the adminis
tration to come around to building
a fleet of cargo ships.
The shipping problem was realized
in September, 1939, more than a
year and a half ago. It was known
then, by both British and United
States officials, that there was noth
ing more certain than that Ger
many’s most effective weapon would
be the destruction of shipping, with
the hope of ultimately starving Brit
ain out.
At that time no one, of course,
foresaw the collapse of France, nor
the seizure of Norway and Den
mark, though the fate of Belgium
was anticipated. Folks were in
stinctively following the pattern of
the last war in their minds.
It was not realized that, with the
collapse of France, and the seizure
of Norway, the Nazis would have
such favorable bases for both sub
marine and airplane attacks on ship
But everybody knew that sooner
or later the persistent sinking of
merchant ships, just as in the last
war, would bring Britain face to
face with the danger of starvation.
Shrewd observers called the at
tention of this writer to the certainty
that the shipping problem would be
come acute and these dispatches
dwelt upon it in 1939. At that time
it seemed inconceivable to these
particular observers that this gov
ernment would not do everything
possible to get merchant ship con
struction going immediately.
This writer made a very bad pre
diction in these dispatches in 1939.
! He predicted that this would be
! done. It was not done. In fact, it
j has just begun to get beyond the
planning stage, with the passage of
| a bill by congress authorizing the
j “start” on such a program. This
bill provides for 200 ships. It is ad
mitted that it will have to be
followed by many other appropria
tions for ship construction.
f- - -
\/l ANY people want quick re
suits in the flower garden,
and for them the lists of annual
flowers offer effective aid.
A highly satisfactory, and eco
nomical hedge, for instance, can
be grown in six or eight weeks
from seed. Kochia is the plant.
A single packet of Kochia seed
will provide a full, bushy hedge
along the front or side of the yard.
For a flowering hedge, Four
o’clock will produce attractively
within two months after seed is
Glowing borders of flowers that
beautify the yard, and at the same
time provide ample cut flowers
for the housewife, may be enjoyed
the first summer. The fastest
growing and most dependable an
nuals for cutting include the Zin
nias, Marigolds, Bachelor Buttons
and Petunias. There are tall, me
dium, and dwarf varieties of each.
Most widely used of fast-grow
ing annual vines is Heavenly Blue
Morning Glory, whose giant, soft
blue flowers are in a class by
themselves. It is well to scratch
the coat of Heavenly Blue seeds
before planting them to speed
their otherwise slow germination.
Truth Is Hardy
Truth is tough. It will not break,
like a bubble, at a touch; nay,
you may kick it about all day, like
a football, and it will be round and
full at evening.—Oliver Wendell
Most of the quilts of today are
planned as bedspreads and have a
color scheme to harmonize with
other decorations. If a variety of
figured scraps are used in the
piecing, one dominant plain color
is generally repeated in each
block to give the design unity.
Again, one color is combined with
white throughout the entire quilt.
Some quilts have elaborate pieced
borders; others are finished with a
band of white with the dominant
color used as an edge binding. A
bias striped material makes the
binding of the quilt in the Whirl
Wind pattern shown here.
The beauty of any quilt is en
hanced if it is set off with a val
ance around the bed. They knew
that in the days of the four-poster
and the rule applies still. The
bed in the sketch had no particu
lar tradition and the footboard was
much too high to display the quilt
spread to advantage. What a dif
ference in the effect when the
board was cut down and the crisp
ASK ME A°u‘twf.A~ I
^^JOTri F. n I on Various Subjects
i —--——♦
The Questions
1. Was Capt. Miles Standish one
of the Pilgrim Fathers?
2. Who was killed by Aaron
Burr in the famous duel?
3. What is the exact length of
time taken by the earth in making
its revolution around the sun?
4. Next to oxygen, what is the
chief elementary constituent of
the earth’s crust?
5. The word guerrilla is derived
from a Spanish word meaning
6. What President of the United
States was born on July fourth?
7. What place is known as the
Gibraltar of the East?
8. Is there more sunlight at the
equator than at the poles?
9. What is the smallest of all
flowering plants?
10. In what direction does a cy
clone whirl?
The Answers
1. Capt. Miles Standish was not
a Pilgrim, he was brought along
for protection.
2. Alexander Hamilton.
3. The trip takes 365 days, 5
hours, 48 minutes and 46 seconds.
4. Silicon.
5. War (guerra).
6. Calvin Coolidge.
7. Singapore.
8. No. A recent study showed
that each pole has 65 more hours
of sunlight per year than the
9. The smallest of all flowering
plants belong to the genus Wolffia.
They are aquatic, have no roots
and produce flowers about the size
Time to Reflect
The solitary side of our nature
demands leisure for reflection
upon subjects on which the dash
and whirl of daily business, so long
as its clouds rise thick about us,
forbid the intellect to fasten itself.
and shape of the head of a pin.
10. Because of the rotation of the
earth, a cyclone whirls clockwise
in the Southern hemisphere and
counterclockwise in the Northern
hemisphere. For the same rea
son, cyclonic storms travel west
ward in the tropics and eastward
in the middle latitudes.
frills of dotted Swiss were added!
Surely, any quilt that is worth
piecing is worth this extra touch.
• • *
NOTE: If you have an old Iron bed that
you would like to cut down, SEWING Book
3 tells how; 10 cents postpaid. You may
also want Mrs. Spears' three Favorite
Quilt Patterns. One, called the Ann Rut*
ledge, was sketched from an original In
the reconstructed Rutledge Tavern at New
Salem, Illinois, and it is possible that Ann
may have been making these quilt blocks
when Abe Lincoln came courting. The
other two patterns are the Whirl Wind and
the Kaleidoscope. Set of three patterns
with directions mailed for 10 cents. Send
order to:
Drawer 10
Bedford Hills New York
Enclose 10 cents for Book 3 and 10
cents for set of 3 quilt block patterns.
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Address ...
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Of the Season... quick and
: easy to prepare .; . nourishing ,
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The Reaping
After a man has sown his wild
oats in the years of his youth, he
has still every year to get over a
few weeks and days of folly.—
\ Star of fhe " Aquacade" of
I fhe Son Francisco Fair
A big bowlful of Kellogg's Corn
Flakes with some fruit and lots of
milk and sugar.
plus the famous flavor of
Kellogg's Corn Flakes that tastes
so good it sharpens your appetite,
makes you want to eat. |
Copr. 1941 Kellogg Company
Conditions Change
If matters go badly now, they
will not always be so.—Horace.
Misspent Time
There is no remedy for time mis
spent.—Sir Aubrey de Vere.
Ace Curtiss Test Pilot Bob Fausel—
he tests new wings for America
than the average of
the 4 other largest
selling cigarettes
tested—less than any
of them — according
to Independent sci
entific tests of the
smoke Itself.