Saturday, May 13, 2017

The Great War: May 7, 1917

In the weeks after the United States declared its involvement in World War I, Hudsonians, along with the rest of America, were encouraged to show their patriotism not only by investing in war bonds but also by practicing thrift when it came to valuable resources at home. The following item appeared on the front page of the Hudson Evening Register for Monday, May 7, 1917.

The bulletin from the Department of Agriculture doesn't actually say wasting meat or fat was unpatriotic; it was simply inexcusable. "Every bit of lean meat can be used in soups, stews or in combination with cereal; every spoonful of fat can be employed in cookery; every bit of drippings and gravy can be saved so easily and used to add flavor and nourishment to other dishes."

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