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jTHE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: MAY 27, 1917.
What ' to Can and How to Can It
Experts of Department of Agriculture Give Full
Instructions for Preserving Fruit and Vegetables
Can Surplus Food, But
Use Cans and Jars isely
. Don't have an.finpty preserving
jar in your home next fall.
There may be some difficulty in
securing cans and preserving jars.
Reserve regular tight-sealing
containers for vegetables, concen
trated soups, meats and fish.
Concentrate products so that
each jar or can will hold as much
food and as little water as possible.
Put up jams, jellies and pre
serves in glasses sealed with cork
or paper and paraffin. Pack fruit
juices in ordinary bottles.
Don't can anything that can be
kept just as well dried or in other
forms. Dry navy and mature Lima
beans for winter use.
Produce in your garden lots of
cabbage, potatoes and root crops
that can be kept for the winter
without canning. United States
Department of Agriculture.
Do not let valuable surplus fruits
and vegetables go to waste. Adults
and children in a very few hour?, with
tittle other home equipment than a
wash boiler and cans and jars, can
preserve much valuable perishable
food for next winter's use. Succulent
vegetables and fruits are important to
health the year1 round. See that your
table is supplied.
The simple one-period cold-pack
method described is that taught by
the United States Department of
Agriculture for the boys and girls of
the canning clubs in the northern and
western states. With this method
thousands "of boys and girls each sea
son put up vast quantities of fruits
and vegetables. With this method
Time Table-rFor scalding, blanching and sterilizing of fruits
cold-pack method-See N. R. Series.
FBITTS OF ALL KINDS' Mln.
Apricots I 1 tn
Cherries sweet .
Grapes . ,
Peaches 1 to t
Citrus fruits 1
i nerries ibodt
Rhubarb (blanch before
partus;; l to s
Pears . . ,
Quince . ,
Tomatoes I 1 to 8
Tomatoes and corn t.2, e.ioj
b Corn on cob or cut off.. 5
.i rump tun , ,., . i o
U Bquah 5
Hominy I S
Cabbage or sauerkraut.. . 5
practically every vegetable and fruit
grown in this section can be (fanned.
The wash boiler method described
below is entirely effective. Those
who desire may purchase home-size
water-seal, steam pressure or pressure
cooner canning outhts which save
time and fuel.
Preliminary Preparation for Canning:,
Provide a false bottom of wooden
lattice work, cross pieces of wood,
or coarse netting for vour clean wash
boiler or other large, deep vessel to
uc useu ior sterilizing.
Fill the vessel with clean water so
that the boiling water will cover the
tops ot the jajs or cans. Begin heat
ing the water so that it will be boil
ing violently by the time the con
tainers are packed.
See that all cans or jars are in
good condition and absolutely clean
scald them thoroughly. Use new
rubber rings and scald them just be
fore putting them on the jars.
Preparing Fruits and Vegetables.
Start with clean hands, clean uten
sils, and clean, sound, fresh products.
. Throw out all. vegetables and fruits
which are withered or unsound. Wash
out all grit and dirt. If possible, use
only fruits and vegetables picked the
same day and never can peas and
corn picked more than five hours.
Prepare fruits and large-sized
vegetables for blanching. Remove all
spots from apples.
Prepare beans and greens as for
cooking. Be especially careful to re
move all foreign plants from the
Blanch vegetables and all fruits ex
cept berries by leaving them from
three to five minutes in clean boiling
Remove the blanched products from
the boiling, water and plunge them
quickly into cold water, the colder
ORKENS OR POT
Purslane or "posley".
Milkweed (tender sprouts
ana young leaves;
Beans (lima or string)..
HOOTS AND Tt'BER9.
Other root and tuners
parsnips or turnips.
Roups, all kinds
Poultry and same
Pork and beef
Pride of Possession
is the dominant note in a Scripps-Booth family.
Pride,- first and foremost, in its sturdy per
formance. , ' ,
A feeling almost of affection, generated by its all
Pride, also, in Scripps-Booth smartness.
A sense of satisfaction, based on the knowledge
that it always arouses admiration.
Scripps-Booth owners are always above the crowd
never on a level with it
W.M.CLEMENT MOTORS CO., '
2514 Farnam St., Omaha, Neb. - f'hone Douglas 5218
IJour-Cyllnder Roadster f 9JS
l-our-Cylinder Coupe - 1450
Eight-Cylinder Four-Passenger 1285
Eight-Cylinder Town Car . 257S
I the better. Take them out immedi
ately and let them drain. Don't let
them soak in the cold water.
From this point on, speed is highly
important. The blanched vegetables
and fruits, which are slightly warm,
mUSt nnt h allnw.,1 tn rmn. ...
of the jars a moment longer than is
Remove skins when required, and
as each article is pared cut it up into
proper size and pack directly into the
clean, scalded cans or jars.
Pack as solid as possible, being
careful not to bruise or mash soft
In the case of fruit, fill the contain
ers at once with boiling hot sirup.
Tn the rase nf veer,.!,!. 11 U-
containers with boiling hot water to
wmcn a nine salt lias been added.
Tlace scalded rubber rings on the
glass jars and screw down the tops.
Seal tin cans completely. Watch
them for leaks. As the preliminary
treatment has taken care of expansion
it is nor necessary to exhaust the
Time schedule given is based upon
tne one-quart pack and-upon fresh
When trftroi'ny fr!t In
. . t" "uii, i, ait-am
pressure canners, not over five pounds
of steam pressure should be used.
When processing vegetables and
meats, ao not use over htteen pounds
After processing, remove the con
tainers. Tiffhten th it-tns nf .r. SmmAl
ately and stand the containers upside
down in a cool place, being careful
that no draft strike the hot jars.
Watch for leakage and screw covers
........ .,B-t,, ,...v.i iikkkwnij, luic
m a cool, dry place, not exposed to
use band labels for cans, being care-
and vegetables by one-period
m . ae
. . .
ful not to let the glue get on the can
itself, as it may cause rust.
From time to time, especially in
very hot weather, examine jars and
cans, makingvcertain that there are
no leaks, swellings or other signs of
There will be no spoilage if the di
rections are folic wed implicitly and
the containers are sealed up tight.
Fruits which are put up with heavy
sirups can be kept under cork and
paraffin seal. Save all wide-necked
bottles, glasses ,and jars for putting
Vegetables, meats and fish, how
ever, cannot be kept safely unless they
are hermetically sealed. Reserve regu
lar jars for products that cannot be
packed in other ways.
As there may be some difficulty in
securing cans and jars, dry or keep in
other ways everything that need- not
How to Sterilize or Process.
. Put the jars or cans as soon as pos
sible info boiling water in a wash
boiler or into your canning device;
Let them process for the time speci
fied in the table, counting from the
time the water begins to boil again,
or the guage on the canning outfit
registers the proper pressure.
War Arena Extended Into
Country of Nestoriam
(Correspondence of Th. AssoctatetTPress.)
With the British Army in Mesopo
tamia, April 30. The war in Meso
potamia and -alonsr the Persian bor
der has carried the British and Rus
sian armies into the country of the
Nrstorians, or East Syrians, who
claim that the first tidings of Chris
tianity were brought to them by the
three wise men of the east, writes
the British official eye-witness with
this army. Two of the wise men
who sought the birthplace of Shrist
are reported to have been natives of
Urmia, in northern Persia, and their
tombs are pointed out in the Church
of Mart Mariam in that town.
The Nestorians are now but a
remnant of a once powerful com
munity and are ruled by the Turks.
They dwell mostly between Mosul,
Lake Van and Lake Urmia, near the
Turco-Persian border. They are di
vided into two sections, the Ashiret,
or free tribesmen, and the Ryat, or
subject people. Included in the
Rvat are the Chaldeans, who dwell in
the villages of the Mosul plain and in
the chief towns' on the Tigris river
from Diarbekr to Basra. The Chal
deans are under the influence of the
church of Rome, while the others re
tain their ancient faiths. Some of the
Nestorians are very warlike. Of1 those
who dwell along the upper Tiari river
every man possesses a rifle or gun
and carries a "hanjar," or dagger.
Diplomats of Five Nations
Transact Business is Ves
sel Anchored Off
(Correspondence of The- Asaoclstrd Press.)
Athens, April 28. Devoted exclu
sively to the use of the British. Rus
sian, Serbian, Belgian and Rouman
ian legations, which withdrew from
Athens, a vessel anchored at a point
half an hour's sail from Piraeus, in
the direction of Salaniis. fulfills
novel purpose as a diplomatic ship.
"His Majesty's Legation E-620" reads
the giant metal sign attached to its
null, and round it torcmast-too there
clings aunion jack, bearing in its cen
ter the unttsh royal arms, surrounded
by a wreath.
The ministers and their staffs have
been on board this vessel for more
than ninety days. They hoarded it at
Piraeus when the entente ministers
had delivered their ultimatum to King
Constantine's government last De
cember and had to leave Athens until
full reparation had been given. After
a short stay in Piraeus harbor, the E-
oU sailed out toward balanns and
has been there ever since
Noah's Ark Outclassed.
Never perhaps in the whole course
of diplomacy has there been such
competitions with Noah or such dip
lomatic lite as is lived on board the
E-p20. When the ministers quitted
Athens the French envoy boarded i
French cruiser, and the Italian minis
ter also had a cruiser at his disposal,
but the E-620 had to house all the re
maining legations. And a legation
means not only minister, counselor,
attaches and secretaries, but also their
wives and families and a large body of
secretaries and councilors, stewards,
sailors, signalmen and the humbler
members of a diplomatic establish
The central salon is the most im
portant part of the ship, for it re
ceives almost everyone who comes on
board. By some secret of construc
tion all gangways, passages, stair
cases, appear to teaa into it, ana ine
traffic across the breadth of the vessel
passes through it.
Difficult and important work has
been carried on in this room. In the
days of the Greek crisis, round the
dark table in the far right corner
were the ministers of 'Great Britain,
France, Russia, Italy, Belgium and
Serbia, in deep conference; at the
table beside them were the militarv
attaches, plunged in papers; facing the
ministers, across ine saion, rouna an
Utmost out of man power and
A quick, small-caliber, steady
stream'of fire has given to the in
dividual soldier the greatest possi
ble extension of his offensive and
And in war economy of men is
the first essential. ,
Just as in motoring the economy
or gasoline is now a really impor
tant consideration. -
The twelve small, quick-firing
cylinders of the Twin-six motor
See the Orr Motor
,40th and Farnam Sts., Omaha.
other table, debated tired looking
commercial and shipping authorities;
from the tables in the center rose the
incessant batter and rasp of massed
typewriters of the secretaries.
Communication is kept up with
Athens, the diplomatists going back
and forth in motor boats, and hoping
The Knight Type of Engine
as evolved in a Stearns Eight or Four cylinder motor
car is simpler in construction than other types of en
gines, having nearly 50 fewer parts, is more econom
ical and much more powerful, besides having the added
advantage of being "silent."
Stearns automobiles are destined and built in (ha
Stearns factory, where the
motor car it not an aim, but
Stearns Company has never
pendable car a singular and
"IN THE HIGH
BUT NOT HIGH
7-pasienger. . . .$1,600
5-passenger. . . .$1,495
AS FOR POWER the online runs at the haieht of
efficiency et all times utilising heat that is ordinarily
wasted, and with nothing to fear from "carbon," that
bugaboo of motorists. t
A "Stearns" is a car that satisfies the car that
"you" should own.
27 FAHNAH.it - OMAHA.
PHOME D0161AS-24O6 .
wresting the utmost out of every
drop or gasoline deliver a steady
stream of mighty power.
- Flexible power which masters,
the need or the moment three
miles an hour thtough down-town
traffic or 6ixty miles on some fine
And added to this Twin-six
thrift is the greater economy of
time. and man power for every
Packard owner. Reasons all for
the great increase in Packard sales.
Also Lincoln and SLux City
for the day when they will be able tc
return to shore life. . !
Browns Release Pennington.
The St, Louis club has release
Pitcher George rennington to tht
Newark club, of the Interhationa
league. Pennington is a Brooklyn boy
production of a superior
en attainment. In fact, the
built anvthine but a de
enviable record in motor
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