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Sugar limits set for families, public eating houses in 1918, during World War I.

MADRAS PIONEER LOGO - The Madras Pioneer looks back over the past 100 years of newspaper archives.100 YEARS AGO

August 22, 1918

To settle in the minds of all the exact regulations in regard to sugar limitations requested by the food administration for the month of August, a complete summary of these which affect the household as well as the public eating houses, has been given out to the local food administration as follows:

For the household:

1) No household should have on hand more than 2 pounds of sugar at any one time for table and cooking use and not more than 25 pounds for canning.

2) Canning sugar must be kept separate from that purchased for household purposes so that the food administration inspectors may checkup the quantity on hand, the amount of fruit put up and compare it with the original amount purchased. Any excess canning sugar left over must be returned to the grocer. It is not permitted to use this for table purposes.

3) Do all preserving without sugar whenever possible, adding it when sugar will be more plentiful.

4) Each person in a family is allowed 2 pounds of sugar per month, which means that not more than six lumps or three teaspoonfuls may be used each day by any individual without exceeding the allowance. This 2-pound allotment includes that used for cooking.

For public eating houses:

1) All sugar bowls must be removed from the tables and individual sugar furnished each patron.

2) Not more than two half lumps or one teaspoonful of sugar should be served a customer at a meal. He may have his choice of lump or granulated sugar, but not both.

75 YEARS AGO

August 19, 1943

Many victory gardeners who plan to save their own seed for next year will need to find out which are safe to save and which are likely to be damaged by cross pollination, says O.T. McWhorter, extension horticulturalist. In general, beans, peas, lettuce and tomato seed can be saved with no advance precautions.

Sweet corn may be contaminated if grown within 250 yards of other corn.

Varieties of cucumbers, muskmelons and watermelons, will each cross with other varieties, but the three do not intercross.

Summer squash varieties cross with each other and with Connecticut field pumpkin, but not with the Hubbard group.

Many types of garden vegetables, such as kale, cabbage, beets, carrots and parsnips are biennials and produce seed the second year. When these are in bloom in their second season most of them cross freely among varieties and sometimes with related or wild plants. County agents can give more detailed information on this subject.

Most types of leftover seed can safely be saved and used next year. Types good only for one to three years include beans, corn, onions, parsley, parsnip, peas and alsify. Most others are good four to 10 years.

50 YEARS AGO

August 22, 1968

A Sunday afternoon fire at the William S. Mohr farm on Fern Lane, north of Madras, caused an estimated $70,000 damage to a seed cleaning and storage plant on the property. Also destroyed in the blaze were a baler, swather, combine and other farm implements, as well as shop tools and the lawn and fruit trees near the building. Damaged, but not completely destroyed, were irrigation pump controls and two automobiles parked near the site of the blaze.

The fire was discovered shortly before 1 p.m. when Dennis Osborn, the only member of the family at home, heard the family dog barking and went to investigate. The youth and a neighbor, Eugene Harris, placed the fire call to the North Unit Rural Fire Protection District, which responded with two trucks and 16 men.

Four NURFPD volunteer firemen were injured while fighting the blaze. Bob Patrick received eye inflammation and infection when temporarily blinded by a back flash; Doug Horn was treated for smoke inhalation and exhaustion; Bruce Chinnock received minor burns on his feet, and Leroy Pulliam was struck by a falling timber and received bruises and minor lacerations. The four were treated as outpatients at Mountain View Hospital in Madras.

Housed in the destroyed shed were 1967 and 1968 seed crops belonging to the Mohrs and several other families in the area. No origin of the fire has been determined.

25 YEARS AGO

August 19, 1993

The powerful effect of Pope John Paul II during the World Youth Day celebration had far reaching effects internationally, as well as on the local community.

A group from the Saint Patrick's Catholic Church made the journey to Denver to see the pope and celebrate their religion with fellow Catholics from around the world.

"It was great that people from all over the world could join together and unite for a common thing, despite ethnic and cultural backgrounds," said Allison Kirsch, one of several local youths who made the trip.

All members of the Saint Patrick's group walked a 15-mile pilgrimage from Civic Center Park to Cherry Creek on Saturday, Aug. 14.

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