The great light of liberty, justice and equality that burst upon the world in 1776 is today threatened to be put out with a hand of blood and iron. Women of America, awake! We have a definite part to play in this, the greatest tragedy in the world's history. We need not form ourselves into battalions of death, but into bat talions of life. Save food and we save life! We are unwilling to believe that the women of America are slackers, in other words, traitors to our beloved country and its beautiful emblem, within whose folds are wrapped all that makes existence worth while. A woman, if there be such, who says, I will not use corn in place of wheat, who says, I will not save a, teaspoonful of sugar each day, who says, I will eat beef, mutton and pork daily, is as truly a traitor to her country as was Benedict Arnold or Aaron Burr. The object of this War Cook Book is to place within one cover all that which has been printed in manifold forms of the best thought of those capable of telling us how to use intelligently the substitutes which our Government has asked us to use. Ours is the splendid burden of feeding the world. It can be done in but one way: The way of voluntary and larger resolu tion and action of the whole people in every shop and every kitchen and at every table in the land.