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THE BEE: OMAHA, THURSDAY, MAY 24,
Experts Talk to the Women
WOMEN FLOCK TO
Women Gather to Discuss Need
FARMERS' WIYES DO
NOT WANTDHI GIRLS
Say - That Skilled Workers
Would Want Too Much Pay
and Others Would Want
to Be Ouests.
Learn How to Can Vegetables
Of Conservation in the Homes
and Meats and Hear De
bate; on How to
; That conservation has taken firm
' hold of the women of 'Nebraska was
shown Wednesday afternoon in the
woman's department of the State Con-
icrvation congress at' the Auditorium,
i If empty teats greete4 the , speakers
l in the men's department, no such con
djtion existed on the otryer side of the
canvas, where the women t depart
ment was being cdnducted on the
stage of the Auditorium,
When Mrs. Paul Rivett of Florence,
the first speaker in that department,
came on the platform at 2 o'clock,
,' carrying a crate of beans, another of
spinach and third of tomatoes, to
' i nether with a wash boiler, a dozen or
so class jars, a big chunk of fresh
beef and a few other things,' prac
tically every seat was filled. And
. . ,' women were 'not the only ones in
, sight About one-third of the teats
were, occupied by men. -i
Talks on Canned Goods.
The official title of Mrs. Rivett's
lecture was. "Demonstration, Canning
. Vegetables - and Meat," - And the
demonstratedi all risht. She canned
beans and spinach and tomatoes right
up there on the stage and then turned
v 'round and fixed a piece of beef so
that it will last tor the next ten years
provided it it nof eaten 'before that
: time. v .
Mrs. Rivett used the "coldpact
method" of canning. She first tleril-
- lied the glass jars, the tops and the
, . rubber bands. Then the cooked the
beans from seven to ten minute The
. spinach she steamed for ten minutes.
The tomatoes took just about as long
if time, Then the put the vegetables
:t; i, in the Jars.. . Next, she put .the tops
very loosely on the jart, set .the jart
V in trie1 wash .boiler, and for . an hour
- , and a half .and .let them boil away.
She-told her. audience to boil the
,. things just that way every day for
- . three days and to then screw the tops
.- ; down tightly. . ."They will keep in-
' definitely,"' the taid. . - . ,
. Work While Vegetable! Boll. ',;
" s While the' vegetables were being
boiled for the hour and half the con
gress went on to other work,
i , i Mrs. Charles Lots of Omaha told
about economic buying from .the
viewpoint of the housekeeper and
i i Byron Reed, grocer,, of Omaha, told
about the same thing from the view-
point of the opposite side of the
Y " counter. ' . . . .
. i . ' , Mrs, Lotr laid buy- for enh: Mr.
i Heed laid there, wat no saving In do
ing that .Mrs.. Lotr said take your
v market basket and go. to the ttore.
Reed laid use the telephone and have
. it ordered and charged., !'t will save
delivery costs," laid Uri. Lotz. "It
I y will increase expenset for cleric hire,"
said Reed. . After half an hour of joint
, , , ; debate "time", wat called with the au
dience undecided at to which wat
" right, but unanimously of the opinion
that the viewpoint of the housekeeper
and that of the grocer is .exactly op-
posite to each othes, , '
' " Rome Miller of the Rome hotel told
" about food economy in public places
' . and Mm. Harriet MacMurphy, with
' , -the tuhject, "Care of Food In , the
Home," told what to do with the food
and how to keep it after it was once
' , ' Odell Tells of Uc'c of 1
Live Stock on the, Farms
Frank G Odell. seer, tary of the
Federal Lund Bank of Oinafia, In his
talk to the Conservation ennforeMr
yesterday told of the lack, of live
. stork on Nebraska farms as revealed
. by the survey made by appraisers of
, the Land Sank.
Thit survey covert only the farm
,, en who have applied for loam from
-, this institution. , . . '
The applicationi for loans of these
, SiO farmers show an average acreage
per farro of 480, an average number
' , i.milk cow uPn each farm of
1874, an average number of beef eat
. tie old and young of 20.5, anaver
age number of hogs per farm of 13,
and an average number of brood
sows of 4.4. , v.-.--'. ' ....
, Mr. Odell then gave the live stock
, " situation by counties as this tentative
; survey showed it and concluded:
... ;. . "Representative farmert who are.
present in thu, assemblage from the
i n counties which have been examined
are much n,orr competent to state
to this audience than is this speaker
, as to whether there has been an ac
tual decrease in the amount of breed
, ' ing stock upon the farms of western
Nebraska. . ,
u '"Whether there hat been such a
decrease It should be plainly appar
ent to aK that every reasonable effort
should be exerteti to increase the live
' stock production of Nebraska and to
make such production profitable to
the farmer win, incurs ail of the risk
t" attendant upon thit vital contribution
- ' ; to the tutorial need."
' , Lincoln Hiohway Board
' Prepares for Spring
' The Lincoln Highway commission
; of Nebraska met iu Omaha Wednes
- day noon to talk over plans for put-
- ting the highway in the best possible
- t .shape throughout the state for the
"coming spring ' tourist travel.' The
I commission consists of-J. W.-Welp-,
ton, Ogallala; George Wolz, Fremont;
A. V. Hoagland, North Platte:. I, E.
McNally, Schuvler; T. H. Bolte,
. ' ; Kearney: Roy Cussack, North Bend.
..." Waste in Using too
' ' Much Sugar in Coffee
Do yon waste sugar In your eof-
- ' fee or tea? It tome left in the hot-
' . ' torn of the cup. If so, stop it By."
doing so you will save money for
' yourself an4 you will conserve the
Country's sugar supply.
The suggestion comes from Mrs;
D. Campbell, 41S1 Cuming street.
. , , "Don't put more sugar in your
v. coffee than you need," she says. .
, "And stir it tip so that every grain
it dissolved. ; Thus you will get
. the full food value of the tugar and
- (! at the same tune will save the dish-
washer tome work." .. , .. r
Heads of every women's organiza
tion in city and state held a sepa
rate conference at the Rome hotel in
connection with the state conserva
tion meeting to lay out the work of
conservation in the homes. Miss Al
ice Loomis of the University of Ne
braska home economics department,
Who presided, was authorized to ap
point a permanent committee to han
dle the state work. ,-
, A special committee oh .labor in
farm homes is headed by Mrs. A. E.
Davisson of Lincoln, alto of the home
economics faculty. Both committees
report at Thursday morning's sessions.-
: Planting vegetable gardens, espe
cially vegetables which can be canned
for next winter's use; substitution of
cornmea! for potatoes, beans and
cheese for meat, whole wheat bread
for white and dried vegetables for
fresh or canned vegetables were con
servation means advocated by Mrs.
Charles H. Aull. ...
.' Could Drive Tractors.
Women who ' drive automobiles
can just at easily learn to manage
farm tractors," read Mrs, Aull from
a circular letter Written by Carl Vroo-man.-
,ti '.-., J-
A spirited discussion on whether
the conservation committee should
carry on its work directly under the
government or under the . National
Council for. Defense occupied the
greater portion of the meeting., Fed
erated clubwomen, for the most part,
headed by Mrs. J. N. Paul of St.
Paul, president of the Nebraska Fed
eration of. Women' Clubs, and the.
state suffrage president, Mrs, W. E.
Barkley of Lincoln, 'stood for the na
tional council as an organization ap
pointed by the government as a work
Clalmi of Service League.
Mrs. J. Langworthy Taylor of Lin
coln, state chairman for the National
League for Woman Service, pressed
the claims of the tervice league at a '
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MISS ALIcfe LOOMIS.
prior organization to the council for
The conference voted to work di
rectly under the government.
Among the well-known clubwomen
from out in the state who are at the
meeting are Mrs. J. H. Hegarty and
Mrs. Hinman of iNorth Platte, Bry
son of Fullerton, C. A. McCloud of
York, A. A, Grantlan of Lexington
and F. H. Hall of Lincoln.
Two men, F. W. Arndt of Blair
and V. F. O'Gareth of Cedar county,
took part in the discussion.
Prof. Burr Urges Farmers
To Prepare for Next Year
. Prof. W. W. Burr, head of the de
partmeVt of agronomy of the Univer
sity of Nebraska, in hit. talk before
the State Conservation Conference
yesterday, urged attention to future
crops, since he pointed out that the
cropt 'of thit year are pretty well
ground. He declared that much of
done for thit year except intensive
cultivation to set the best oossible
crops out of the teed already in the
graund. He declared that much of
the seed planted and sown-this year
It of the slow germinating kind, for
the reason that thit year the kernett
have particularly hard shells or hulls
which absorb moisture slowlv.
"There It wheat enough in the ttate-
ngnt now," ne said, "to seed the
wheat fields of Nebraska next fall, but
it is being hoarded. This must be
He urged the stacking of grain this
fall rather than leaving grain in the
shock unless the farmer knows that
he can get it thrashed Immediately
after it is. cut, and dry enough to
thrash. This he urged after harvest
ts allow an opportunity to plow the
fields to get 'them in shape for the
cropt to be put in for next year.
"There will be labor enough to do
this," he taid. "Though there is a
big demand for farm labor, the people
are thoroughly awake now, and this
labor will be supplied through the
various agencies when It it required."
Sharks and Seaweeds Are
' Exhibited at Food Show
New York, May 23. Filet of shark,
gray fish, various forms of edible
seaweeds and large array of practice
ally unutilized Amercan foods nf hiVh.
-est dietetic value are among the ex-
niiHia in ine iooa ana neaitn exhibi
tion opened today at the American.
Museum of Natural History.
That the farmer's wives do not want
to accept the magnanimous offer of
Nebraska university girls, who are
willing to go on the farms this sum
mer and assist the overworked women,
is the opinion of Mrs. A. E. Davisson,
instructor ih the home economics de
partment of the State College of.Agri
culture in Lincoln and chairman of
the agricultural department of the Na
tional League for Woman Service, in
"In my extension work throughput
the state d meet a large per cent of
the farmers' wjves in Nebraska and I
nave discussed with them the propo
sition the college girls have made. In
one town where I talked to twenty
women for an entire afternoon on the
subject they refused to entertain the
idea. When I asked them if they
would refuse trained college girls
capaDie or canning 1UU quarts ot to
matoes in a dav thev reDlied. 'Such
girls would demand wages beyond our
Would Work for Nothing.
When told that many of the girls
wisnea 10 volunteer tneir services
free, the women replied, "Then we
would have to treat them as guests
and they would be more bother than
they are worth. Only help who woulj
be -willing to eat in the kitchens,
which in the summer are insufferably
hot, Who would be willinir to attend
to the baby and help in the fields if
necessary, unless personal friends of
tne women on tarms, will be accept
able," according to the wnmfn
Mrs. Davisson also made an earnest
plea that Nebraska women not waste
even a particle of food, to great, in
her mind, is the demand for the strict
est conservation. '
Food. Measures Are t ,
Washington, May 23. Food legis
lation was placed in a favored position
in the senate today by unanimous
consent -for immediate consideration
of the first bill, which deals with stim
ulating production. The bill became
the unfinished business, giving it a
privileged parliamentary status.
While it is being considered by the
senate, tne nouse will take up the tec
nnd Arlmtnistrfitinn mm,,,,.
In nrpapnlincr th A, HJ
vamped diii to tne senate today, Sen
ator vjure, cnairman oi tne senate
agriculture committee, proposed to
rpnrp nil f?nrtt in attti am, n
hibition legislation. He hoped to
nave ine proninuion question post-
"rnntrnl" hill in ih hmi, 4 n,nw!,inn
tti fhst tA ih I, T -----
lira nTTttrjan .,.c,.r.,. ... ,. ... m . I ..
authorize- the president to regulate
grain used for manufacturing intoxi
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