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About The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923 | View Entire Issue (July 1, 1918)
level teaspoon salt, three heaping
tablespoons" sugar. Sift all together.
Add two coffee cups sour milk or
buttermilk and beat well. Then add
two tablespoons fryings (melted) in
large pic tins (that you will bake
the bread in.) The Una are already
greased, then sprinkle just a little
flour in bottom of tins, pour in the
batter in equal parts and let stand
from fifteen to twenty, minutes and
bake one-half hour. Mrs. J. H. T.
Wheatless Chocolate Cake One
half cup fat, two-thirds cup sugar,
one cup syrup, three eggs, three
quarters cup milk, one teaspoon salt,
two cups corn flour, one-half cup
ground rolled oats, six teaspoons
baking powder, one teaspoon cinna
mon, two squares chocolate, one tea
spoon vanilla. L. T. B.
Barley Spice Cake One-half cup
fat, two-thirds cup sugar, one cup
syrup, three eggs, three-quarters cup
milk, one teaspoon vanilla, one-half
4 teaspoon ginger, six teaspoons baking
powder, one teaspoon salt, one tea
spoon cinnamon, one-half teaspoon
cloves, one teaspoon allspice, three
and three-quarters cups barley flour,
one cup raisins. Cream-, fat, sugar
and egg yolks. Add syrup and mix
well. Add alternately the liquid and
the dry ingredients sifted together.
Add flavoring and fold in well beaten
egg whites. Bake one hour in mod
erate oven. After twenty minutes
raise temperature to hot oven. C.
Prune Fluff One cup stewed
prunes (chopped very fine), white of
one egg, half cup sugar, juice of one
lemon, one-quarter cup nuts; beat
egg white until stiff, then agg prunes,
which should be very dry, lemon
juice and lastly, nuts. C. S.
Tapioca Cream One quart milk,
two heaping tablespoons minute tap
ioca, two eggs, half cup sugar, little
salt; cook milk in double boiler;
when it boils add topioca and salt;
let boil fifteen minutes, stirring fre
quently; beat together the yolks of
the eggs and sugar; stir into the
milk and tapioca; cook until it thick
ens, take from fire and whip in the
beaten whites of the eggs; use any
flavoring you like. H. R. M.
Apple Salad Pare and slice thin
four large, juicy apples, add one cup
crisp celery cut in pieces, one cup
English walnuts broken up, pour over
this a dressing made as follows:
Juice of two small lemons, put juice
in sauce pan and when? hot add yolks
of two eggs beaten, small piece of
butter, two tablespoons sugar. Cook
till thick, let stand till ice cold, then
add one cup whipped cream. Serve
on crisp lettuce leaves. L. B.
Ginger Dropcakes One cup lard,
one cup brown sugar, one Cup mo
lasses, even tablespoon soda, five cups
(part rice, corn or barley) flour,
three eggs. Let stand a little while.
Drop from spoon on buttered tins.
The maximum allowance of wheat
at present should,, be one and a half
pounds a week for each person. The
patriotic housewife will use less.
Macaroni, spaghetti and farina are
wheat products and should not be
used as substitutes. ,
Nuts contain good body building
material and make a good substitute
for meat. An appetizing warm
weather dish canbe made by com
bining nuts and'rice. Boll half a
cup of rice, melt one and a half table
spoons of fat, stir in one and a half
tablespoonfuls of flour and add one
and a half cups of milk (or milk
and water.) Stir over fire until it
thickens. Mix the boiled rice with
a cup of chopped peanuts and the
sauce. Season "with a teasjpoon of
salt and a quarter teaspoon of pap
rika. Pour it into a greased baking
dish and bake twenty minutes.
Vegetables with a strong flavor,
such as cabbage and onions, should
be qooked in a largo quantity of
water. Have the kettle uncovered.
Baked fish should be served with
Hollandaise or drawn butter sauce.
Have cold slaw or sliced tomatoes,
mashed potatoes and peas with baked
Alcohol will often remove stubborn
spots in clothing and it will not
leave the surrounding stain as so
many cleansing fluids do.
Potatoes will supply the necessary
energy for the day's work. A me
dium sized potato furnishes as much
fuel for the body as does a largo
slice of bread. Eat potatoes at the
morning, noon and evening meal.
If there is fruit juice left from
canning, boil it low and use it for
flavoring sauces or it may be added
to cold water and converted into a
refreshing hot weather drink.
When you have the misfortune to
break any glass article, take up the
scattered pieces with a brush, then
use a bit of net absorbent cotton,
which will take up the minutest par
ticle of the glass and can bo de
stroyed by burning.
When making ticed tea or coffee do
not let it stand as brewed until cold.
Strain it into a milk bottle as soon
as it has reached the desired strength
and place it on the ice or -where it
will be sufficiently cold when wanted.
For dark gravies use rye or graham
flour, and for white gravies corn
starch will take the place of the
wheat flour, which must now be es
When frying eggs you can avoid
the usual sputtering of the fat if you
sprinkle a little cornstarch in the fat
before putting the eggs into the pan.
Things Worth Knowing
Old jar rubbers can be slipped
over the glass cans before they are
put into a sterilizing kettle. This is
a neater and easier way of keeping
them from bumping than the old way
of using rags.
Make ice cream with one-half (or
less) sour cream. Cook and freeze
as in other recipes and the ice cream
made this way is more velvety. -The
sour taste of the cream is lost in
When peeling fruit or vegetables
put a slit in a small cork and fit it
to the back of your paring knife. This
will save your fingers.
Avoid the smoke of frying bacon
in the kitchen by laying the slices of
bacon on a pie tin and baking them
in the oven for five or ten minutes.
It cooks evenly this way.
Less dust when sweeping will be
the result if you sprinkle the bare
floor of the carpet with a few hand
fuls of sawdust, dampened with
kerosene oil. The sawdust may "be
swept into your dustpan and put away
for another time; it may be used in
definitely if you will just add a little
more oil to it each time.
Because the amount of substitutes
used in bread .makes it imperative
that every precaution be taken to
prevent spoilage. The ice box is the
place for your bread in the summer
time. Wrap carefuly to prevent ab
sorption of odors or moisture in the
box. , a .
Stringy mesh veils can be freshened
by dipping in alcohol. Shake out and
pull into shape after wetting and the
veil will dry quickl and look like
new. ,, , . .
The yolk of an egg well beaten is
a very good substitute for cream in
coffee. One egg will season three
Tlie blossom end of either canta
loupe or water melon is sweeter than
the stem end; therefore it is a good
plan to cut the cantaloupe in half the
WELL VJB GO BACK TO THE OLD I
Among the accomplishments of the
United States food administration,
under tho direction of Herbert C.
Hoover, are given tho following:
Price of flour ,at Minneapolis a
year ago, $16.75 per barrel; price
now, $9,80 per barrel.
Price margin between farmer's
wheat and Hour made from it, one
year ago, $5.68 per barrel; now 64
cents per barrel.
To the farmer going to market
with his wheat, 27 per cent more'
than last summer; to tho housewife,
buyinc in marknt. 13 nnr nonf IorrI
than last summer.
In other words, the United StatoB
government, through tho food ad
ministration, using its powers as a
war measure, has stepped in and
regulated the market under which
the farm product is delivered to tho
Resulting savings to both the con
sumer and tho producer certainly
furnish unanswerable proof of tho
fact that the system in operation lie
fore the food administration took
charge, was anything but fair and
Now the next question that occurs
to all of us, of course, is whether or
not the American public will permit
the,, food distribution system to re
turn to the same old methods and
tho same old abuses, the same old
market manipulation and the same
old robbery of both producer and
consumer as obtained before the gov
ernment took over the entire indus
try. And, if we are going to say that
those old conditions have become in
tolerable in the presence of the dis
covery that they are not necessary,
then we will be obliged to say what
we are going to do about it. Are
we to continue the food administra
tion? Is the government to go on
fixing the price of the farmer and
the margin to the miller? And if the
government does that with respect
to one product and one industry,
then what reason will it advance for
not doing the same thing with other
products and other industries?
Let no one suppose it is not a
big question, this one that has been
injected into American politics by
the food administration and Its dis
closures of conditions sadly In need
If the government is not to es
tablish supervision over the most of
the industries of the country, then
the only other alternative is to re
form the systems or methods of do
ing business. This war is a liberal
education In democracy, for the very
reason that it has made tho indi
vidual interest subordinate to the
common welfare. And could any
thing be more democratic than that?
REV. WASHINGTON GLADDEN
DIES AT COLUBMUS
A Columbus, Ohio, dispatch, dated
July 2, says: Dr. Washington Glad
den, nationally known Congregational
minister and author of this city, died
this morning following a second
stroke of paralysis suffered last Sun
day. Dr. Gladden was 82 years of
The Rev. Dr. Gladden, pastor of
iciji-of nnn rrrncfiHnnal church of Co
lumbus for 32 years, from 1882 to
1914, : d since then pastor emeritus,
was one of the most widely known
preachers and writers of his denom
ination in the United States.
rr tirtn Ym remembered narticu-
larly through the -fact that in 1905
ho was the fearless leaner oi an at
tack on "tainted money." The ques
tion arose when John D. Rockefeller
offered the American board of com
missioners for foreign missions of
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It is staunchly construct
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Real Radium makes tho
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guaranteed for the life of
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for its work in the conversion of the
White House Women Doing War Bit
All the ladies of the Presidents
household are doing their bit for tho
war, says a Washington dispatch.
Mrs. Wilson has knit numerous
sweaters, mufflers and wrist warmers
for the boys in the trenches.
Miss Margaret Wilson, the presi
dent's eldest daughter, Jo devoting
most of her time on concert tours,
devoting the proceeds from her song
recitals to the Red Cross. ..
Mrs. Francis Bowes Sayre, the
president's second daughter, is at tho
forefront of Red Cross and war char
ities activities at Williamstown,
Mrs. William G. McAdoo, his
youngest daughter, is not only a Red
Cross worker, but made speeches in
behalf of the last Liberty loan, and
sold bonds on the street corners in,
Miss Helen Woodrow Boneo, thu
president's cousin, has just taken ttia
position of information desk girl at
the headquarters of the District of
Columbia Red Cross.
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