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Save Wheat: Eat Potatoes, Bake War Bread

uncle samThe Summit Herald of May 3, 1918 reported that the first twenty "farmerettes" arrived at the Union County Farm Camp. Three of them were from Summit. The farmerettes were available to help local farmers for an eight-hour day at 25¢ per hour. Local residents were asked to help the Land Army by lending motor vehicles to transport the farmerettes to their destinations.

Mrs. Berger of Hobart Avenue shared a "war bread" recipe: bran bread made with a quart of bran, a quart of rice flour, and a cup of wheat flour. The State Department of Agriculture reported that more people were following the government's recommendation to eat more potatoes in order to conserve wheat.

Members of the Summit branch of the Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage were asked to attend a short meeting at the YMCA. The Summit Police and Firemen were planning a baseball game at the St. Teresa's Ball Grounds to aid the War Fund. Tickets, 50¢.

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