Breckenridge American (Breckenridge, Tex.), Vol. 37, No. 17, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 24, 1957 Page: 3 of 6
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Col. Maxwell Presents
Program At The Forum
. An interesting and invaluable
insight mto the making and rec-
ognizing of porcelain was guined
by members of the Woman's
J-orum, January 22, when they had
as guest speaker, Col. Frederick
Ward Maxwell. His topic was
"Meissen Porcelain." "
Discovery Of The Art
Col. Maxwell went not only into
the discovery of how to make fine
china in Europe but even further
back to the time the Chinese spent
centuries in learning the art.
"China or porcelain (the terms
are synonymous) was first invent-
ed by the Chinese, but the ma-
terials used and the process em-
ployed in manufacture was kept
secret by them," Col. Maxwell
stated. "Hut because there was a
Sifcon king with a greed for gold
and a Benin apothecary's assist*
4nt, who believed he could trans-
JBUte base metals into gold to satis-
king, patient ana exhausting
arch was undertaken that leu,
l t to gold, but to tne discovery
of true porcelain."
CoL Maxwell told the group that
there is a tremendous diiierence
between porcelain and pottery.
Evidence exists that crude earthen-
ware vessels were mui)e as early
as the fifth century betore
Christ. Pottery manulaciure seems
to have been known in a number
of succeeding civilizations but por-
celain is comparatively reix-nl. It
differs lroin pottery in two special
ways: the wmteness of the por-
celain body (not just the suriace
but all the way through) and a
transluccnce wnich is not found
In continuing his talk, Col. Max-
well said, "1'orcelain, from the
viewpoint of appearance and serv-
iceability, is divided into three
categories; hard paste and bone
porcelain (or china). Hard paste,
which includes most of the china
manufactured today is disting-
uished by its haraness, its hign
resistance to heat, its resistance
to acids and staining fluids, its
close compact texture, its com-
plete vitrification, its translu-
ccnce and its clear, bell like tone
when sharply struck."
Porcelain is made of kaolin, fels
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par and the silcateB of alumina and
potash. These ingredients were
used by the Chinese in making por-
celain, for centuries before the
Germans discovered the secret.
The term "bone china" is heard
wherever porcelain is sold. It was
first made in England. Its ingred-
ients. are the same as for hard
paste except for the addition of
calcium phosphate in the form of
bone ash, which renders the mix'
ture more fusible than hard paste.
Visited In Germany
Col. Maxwell was in Germany in
1946 where he was joined ty his
family. They knew and visited a
German family named Schonboru.
The Countess Schonborn owned
seventeen castles in various parts
of Germany. The one she lived in
at Pfammerfelden had 200 rooms
and was built in the late 17th
century. To decorate it, a whole
shipload of Chinese porcelain was
purchased. At one time during the
war, General Patton made his head-
quarters there for almost a week,
The Countess'asked the General to
prevent any looting and when they
left, she found not a thing dis-
With the introduction of china
porcelain to Europe, china tea
came for the first time, and soon
it and coffee became the fashion-
able drinks of all classes of society.
Up until then, ale had been the
favorite breakfast 'beverage.
Col. Maxwell told in detail ot
the modeling of Meissen China
and the different periods by which
the china is classified. The period-
dominated by Johann Kaendler has
given us some of the most remark-
able Meissen pieces. His employ-
ment with Miessen began in 1731.
It is estimated that his works total
around a thousand pieces. He did
a great many animal figures and
is considered one of the greatest
of all animal sculptors.
Most people look for the factory
mark on a piece of china to de-
termine its authenticity. Col. Max-
well said this is not too reliable.
Marks are counterfeited. Quite
frequently it takes an expert to
determine the fake from the gen-
After Col. Maxwell completed
the talk, he identified the pieccs
he had brought for display and
invited a closer study of the indi-
Martha Class Has
Meeting In Home
Of Mrs. Dowell
The Martha Class of First Bap-
tist Cliurcn met wlonfiay evening
in the home of Mrs. W. V. Dowell
for their monthly business and so-
cial meeting. Mrs. M. A. Shcppard,
Prayers. were by Mrs. S. T.
Swcnson and Mrs". Barton Reed. A
devotional on "Prayer" was given
by Mrs. J. C. Keith.
Mrs. J. H. Mitchell, secretary,
gave the monthly report for the
Refreshments of ritz crackers,
salad, potato chips, cocoanut balls,
pie, coffee and tea were served
to the following members present:
Mmes. Barton Reed, M. A. Shep-
pard, S. T. Swenson, J. H. Mitchell,
S. L. Jones, J. G. Bowlin, J. E.
Keith, R. R. Mason, W. B. Hali-
burton, G. B. Mauldin, Minnie
GreBham, Roy Ray, E. Brooks, O.
C. Fultz, M. M. Carey and one
visitor, Miss Billie Dowell.
Local Girls To
On January 25, 1957, the Cap-
ping Program for the ^Sophomore
terian Church in Dallas, Texas, at
Class of Texas State College for
Women College of Nursing will be
held in the Highland Park I'resby
8:00 p. m.
Misses Patsy and Peggy Hall, of
Breckenridge, are members of the
class of 1959 nursing students who
will receive their caps.
Texas State College for Women
in Denton and Parkland Memorial
Hospital of Dallas cooperate in a
Announces The Removal of His Offices To
i urn torn msT
(Across the street from Stephens Memorial Hospital)
THURSDAY, JAN. 24, 1957- &RECKENRTDGE AMERICAN—I
New Soup Livens School Lunches
The lunch bell just rang at school . . . look at the fast exodus to
the lockers for lunch boxes! Whether carried in a brown paper bag,
or in one of the pretty plaid or shiny metal boxes outfitted with vacuum
bottles . . . it's still the same fun. K
Lunch forms a very Important
part of our day's nutrition and dur-
ing the cold brisk months, it's
■mart ko « • that tha lunch 'toters- Prevent shrinking. Slip into Individ'
smart to see tnat tne luncn loiers " fioated or foil containers
get something hot at noon. Soup is
natural Innch box tare and the per-
fect answer for "something hot"
when carried In a wide mouth
Best news for substantial hot
soup ideas Is the new frozen soup,
old fashioned vegetable with beef.
It's hearty and flavorful . . . plain
delicious. Just remove a can from
the freezer, add one can of water
and heat until good 'n hot. Ladle
the steaming soup, brimful of fresh
garden vegetables, into the vacuum
bottle. Close ttghtly and it will keep
piping hot until noon.
Here's the lunch box menu. Hint:
Freeze the sandwiches. They'll thaw
Just right b lunchtime lo the lunch
fromen OM Fashioned Vegetable
milk Beef Soma
Cfasl Cheete Sandwich
Frozen Baked Apples: Wash and
core apples. Pare hi way down to
ual plastic coated or foil containers.
Fill the centers with your favorite
jelly. Add a* small amount of water
to each container. Bake uncovered
in moderate oven (350' F.) tor 45
minutek or until tender, basting
occasionally. Cool; cover tightly
and freeze. Apple will thaw in S or
MAKE A RESOLUTION
Uet's make a few "be good
MB" resolutions for this new year.
Start in the kitchen by promising
yourself one or two "easy-dinner"
nights a week. Start with those
delicious frozen prepared dinners
. . . there are three available now;
tnrkey. fried chicken, and beef pot
roast. So miraculously easy. Place
the dinners In a preheated oven for
just 25 minutes. Presto, the work's
done, and you've had time to catch
up or enjoy yourself with a shop-
ping splurge, or a neighborly visit
Try it! fNi
Royal Neighbor Lodge Has Joint
Installation With Graham Lodge
The Royul Neighbor Lodge
Number 9626, held a joint instal-
lation service with the Graham
Lodge in the IOOF Hall in Breck-
enridge, January 17th.
Mi's. Myrtle Carter, State Su-
pervisor of the Royal Neighbors
of Americu, was installing officer.
Mrs. Anna Huddleston of Breck-
enridge served as ceremonial mar-
shal and Mrs. Lorene Bobbett ofr
Gruhani was her assistant.
Officers of both lodges installed
Oracle, Myrtle Long; Past Or-
acle, Wynell Plaster; Vice Oracle,
Lila- Miller; Chancellor, Lennie
Burkett; Recorder, Lorene Bobbitt;
Receiver, 'Anna Corley; Marshal,
Doris Cook; Assistant Marshal,
Lelia Thomas; Inner Sentinel,
Pauline. Beach; Outer Sentinel,
Lavadu Ward; Managers, Mary
Holmes and Ethel Segars; Musi
cian, Ruby Lee Ingram; Faith,
Ethel Segars; Courage, Laura
Kemp; Modesty, Elizabeth Webb;
Unseflishness, -Ruby Bale; En-
durance, Betty Reese; Flag Bear'
er, Mary Holman; Captain of Dc-
City, visited her father, M. I.
Lasiter one day last week.
Mrs. Zelma Herrington has been
ill in the West Texas Clinic at
Darrell Coffman, a former resi-
dent of this community, died at
ftunpa, Texas and was buried at
Bullock cemetery Monday after-
Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Templeton
announce the arrival of a new
grand-daughter born to Mr. and
Mrs. Carlton Wray Templeton at
St. Ann's Hospital in Abilene, Sun-
day at 11:()() p. m. The baby weigh-
ed six pounds and has been named
Mr. and Mrs. A. N. Bradford
spent Sunday with their son, Al-
bert Bradfoni and wife ir\ Dallas.
four year nursing program which
leads to a Bachelor of Science De-
gree in nursing upon completion.
The course, also, enables the grad-
uate to write her state board exam-
ination to become a registered
gree Staff, Elizabeth Webb.
Oracle, Sadie Sterneriberg; Past
Oracle, Inez Offield; Vice Oracle,
Anna Lee Swenson; Chancellor,
Annie Reed; Recorder, Effie Pel-
frey; Receiver, Dollie Carey;
Marshal, Blanche Cutshall; Assist-
ant Marshal, Lennie Flournoy; In-
ner Sentinel, Beulah Alexander;
Outer Sentinel, Eunice Allen;
Manager, Dora Sikes; Musician,
Ruby Flournoy; Faith, Pearl Clay;
Courage, Anjia Draper; Modesty,
Thelma Shockley; Unselfishness,
Mary Gilland; Endurance, Ella
McBay; Flag Bearer, Effie Kin-
chen; Captain of Degree Staff, Ida
Refreshments of cake and coffee
were served to fifty members and
The O. E. S. Chapter- will meet
in the Masonic Hall, Thursday
night at 7:30 for a regular meet-
ing. All members are urged to be
The Woman's Foram is sponsor-
ing a Rummage Sale in the Biller
Building, January 25-26. Doors
will open at 8:30 a. ra.
Members of the Junior Forum'
arc reminded of the program to be
given Saturday, January 26 at
three o'clock. Mrs. R. A. Moore
will be in charge.
An enzyme within the firefly's
luminous cells enables oxygen and
a substance called luciferin to
unite, producing a cold light that
throws off neither heat nor energy.
The winking g3ow is a signal be-
tween the sexes.
FRIDAY Mid SATURDAY
J an u ray 25th and 26th
Doors open at 8:30 A. M.
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