The Lampasas Daily Leader (Lampasas, Tex.), Vol. 31, No. 114, Ed. 1 Wednesday, July 18, 1934 Page: 3 of 4
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“No—don’t tease the cat.”
“No—don’t do your hair that way.”
“No—don’t wear that dress—
Why must they always always say
“No” instead of “Yes”?
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PERFECT JELLY, HOW TO MAKE IT
Tasty Combinations. Suggested
By EDITH M. BARBER
'T'HE perfect jelly is one which is
•I firm, but not too firm, which will
turn out of the glass and keep the
shape of the mold, but still be slightly
quivering. The flavor will depend, of
course, upon the fruit or the combina
tion of fruits you use for making the
jelly and whether you u£e the old-fash
ioned method which produces excellent
results, if successfully made, or the
new-fashioned method which is known
as foolproof method. With the old
fashioned method you get what may
be called a richer flavor; with the new
fashioned method you get a flavor
■which is more delicate, perhaps more
nearly like that of the fresh fruit.
For the old-fashioned method you
use merely the strained juice of ber-
ries or fruit which have been cooked
with very little water and sugar. To
be sure that your fruit juice will jelly,
you must use the proper amount of
sugar. We no longer use cup for cup
as the old recipes tell us. We use
one tablespoonful of hot juice and add
to it an equal amount of alcohol and
let it stand two or three minutes. If
this mixture has jellied so that you
can take it up upon the spoon without
its breaking, you may .use one cupful
of sugar to one cupful of juice. If
the mixture jellies but breaks as you
take it upon the spoon, you will need
three-quarters of a cupful of sugar to
one cupful of juice. If it does not
jelly at all, cook the .juice down or add
bottled pectin or green apple juice
until you get a jelly test.
Bottled pectin, by the way, is merely
concentrated apple iuice. When you
use the newer, more popular, foolproof
method of making jelly you are actual-
ly combining apple juice with your
fruit juice in large enough quantities
so that the mixture will be concen-
trated. In making, jelly in this way
follow exactly the recipes which corne
with the bottle of pectin. They have
been worked out carefully after long
To go back to the old-fashioned
method of making jelly. After we
have combined the fruit juice and the
sugar and have stirred the mixture
until the sugar is dissolved, we must
boil it until we get a jelly test. I make
my test by dipping the spoon into the
Sirup and shaking it off above the ket-
tle. When two drops will hang side
by side upon the edge of the spoon
the jelly is ready to pour into the hot
glasses. It should be skimmed before
it is poured, but it need not be
Skimmed during the boiling.
Whichever method 1 have used for
making the jelly, I add a thin layer of.
melted paraffin immediately after it
has been poured into the glasses. The
next day, when it is cold, I add a sec-
ond layer of paraffin before I put on
the covers and label it for storage.
I am giving you recipes for jelly
made both ways.
Select and wash fruit. Remove the
hulls, stem and blossom ends. Cut
hard fruits into pieces without peeling
For soft fruits use just enough wa-
ter to prevent sticking. Heat gradual-
ly, mash while heating and cook until
the pulp has lost Its color.
For hard fruits, cook with just
enough water to cover until the fruit
is tender. Do not mash if you wish to
have a clear jelly. Strain the
through a wet flannel jelly bag. but
“She says she went abroad to finish
her education. I wonder if she learned
“She told me she had sis new ways
to fix hhr hair.”
do not squeeze, as this will give a
When the juice has stopped dripping
from jelly bag return the pulp to the
preserving kettle, add enough water to
cover, heat gradually and simmer for
30 minutes and strain again througn
jelly bag. Test for pectin and if the
test shows sufficient pectin, present a
third extraction may be made. Keep
the juice obtained from first extrac-
tion separate from juice obtained in
second and third extractions, as juice
from the first extraction usually makes
a clearer jelly.
Test strained juice for pectin to de-
termine whether it contains sufficient
pectin which in turn indicates the pro-
portion of sugar to be used.
To obtain best results in jelly mak-
ing it is advisable to work with a small
quantity of juice. Two quarts of juice
is a sufficiently large quantity to han
die at one time.
Measure juice, add sugar and boil
rapidly for five minutes and stir until
the' sugar is dissolved. Skim when
jelly is done and pour into glasses, and
seal with paraffin.
The top should be loose to prevent
the jelly from weeping.
4 cups (2 lbs.) juice
IVs cups (3% lbs.) sugar
1 bottle fruit pectin
To prepare juice, crush thoroughly
or grind about three quarts fully ripe
berries. Place in jelly cloth or bag.
and squeeze out juice.
Measure sugar and juice into large
saucepan and mix. Bring to a boil
over hottest fire and at once add fruit
pectin, stirring constantly. Then bring
m of our ship.”
Flour Rags Carry
^^JViessages of Love
Winnipeg.—M. Olson, of Outlook.
Sask., is searching~for--a_wife in a
novel way. He is sending out pro-
posals in bags of flour.
Several women here report that
upon opening bags of flour they
have found a note Inside, reading:
“Looking for a wife, Mr. M. Olson.
Olson has had no luck so far, for
all of the women finding his notes
to a full rolling boil and boil hard half
minute. Remove from tire, skim, pour
quickly. Paraffin hot jelly at once.
Makes about eleven glasses.
©. Bell Syndicate.—WNU Service.
T^THEN you have broken bread
* * crusts, put them into a tin, brown
them in the oven, grate them fine and
put them in a closely covered jar.
You will find them very useful when
cooking cutlets, fish, etc.
* * •
Gasoline that has been used for
cleansing purposes and is no longer
clean, will kill weeds growing in dirt
walks if poured over them.
* * *
If rubber pads are placed on stairs
before varnish is dry, they will adhere
to the stairs, thus avoiding the neces-
sity of tacking. Varnish the stairs
and then give the edges of the pads a
coat of varnish.
* * *
In making cake, sour milk may be
used the same as sweet milk, If one-
third teaspoon of soda is added to
each cup of sour milk.
©. the Associated Newspapers
Leeches to Treat Sick
Still Are Used in Ohio
Cleveland.—Hundreds of Cleveland
foreign-born still cling to the practice
of using leeches.
The Red Cross pharmacy, a drug
store here, does a national business in
the blood tuckers as well as catering
particularly to Cleveland Hungarians.
L. H. Fisher, manager of the drug
store’s mail-order department, said he
mails thousands of leeches each spring
to aP parts of the country and to Can-
“We import them all. Our people
believe the American leeches are not
good. They are too large and their
bellies are black, in contrast with the
green color of European kinds.
“We transport them here in plain
earth and they live on nothing bu>
fresh water and air. They are caught
in European marshes by women and
children, who wade into the water
barefooted and wait until enough
leeches attach themselves to their
Fisher said some persons treat them-
selves with as many as twelve of the
tiny creatures at once. The smaller
they are the more they can suck.
To Restore First Slave
Cemetery in New Jersey
Mays Landing, N. J.—Historical so-
cieties plan to clear the debris from
historical Shore Road cemetery, the
first slave burying ground in New Jer-
sey. The only identification now on
the grounds is a plain marble slab
bearing the inscription “Angelina Tay-
lor, died September 5, 1833, aged
eighty-three years.” Historical writ-
ings frequently referred to the ceme-
tery, which marked the first foothold
of slavery in the state.
A high percentage of Quakers among
the early settlers inlthis vicinity pre-
vented great numbers of slaves at any
time. At one time there were 12,000
slaves in the state, however, mostly in
the northern portion.
Planet Discoverer Finds a Bride
Clyde Tombaugh, internationally celebrated astronomer who discovered the
planet Pluto some years ago, is shown with his bride, the former Patricia
Edsou, Kansas university coed, after their wedding ceremony. They spent
their honeymoon en route to Flagstaff, Ariz., where Mr. Tombaugh will do
research work at the Lowell observatory.
Lights of New York
L. L. STEVENSON
Standing at Wall and Nassau streets,
my imagination went back to 145 years
ago. The stone structure, once the
United States subtreasury, now the
passport office, changed to a much dif-
ferent building—the city hall of Col-
onial times, which was also the cap-
itol of the province of New York. The
hurrying crowds of bankers, brokers,
panhandlers, messengers, runners, tele-
graph operators, typists, filing clerks
traders, millionaires and down and
outers changed to those who had wit-
nessed the birth of liberty. The hur-
rying ceased and Colonials massed in
front of the city hall. Then the
Ward statue of George Washington
changed from bronze to flesh and
blood. On a platform were the mem-
bers of the first congress of the United
State of America. With them were
generals who had fought under Wash-
ington. Beside Washington stood Rob-
ert H. Livingston, chancellor of the
state of New York and grand master
of the Masons. Heads were bared and
there was a great stillness. Chancellor
Livingston was about to administer
the inaugural oath to the first Presi-
dent of the United States.
* * *
Instead of administering the oath,
Chancellor Livingston turned to Gen.
Jacob. Morton, marshal of the day.
There was a whispered conference at
the conclusion of which General Mor-
ton hurried away while the crowd won-
dered. From the platform. General
Morton sped to the Old Coffee house at
Wall and Water streets, the meeting
place of St. John’s lodge of Masons of
which he was master. He was gone
only a few moments. When he re-
turned, he was carrying a large Bible
resting on a cushion of crimson vel-
vet. He had taken that Bible from
the altar of St. John’s lodge. Then it
became known to those on the plat-
form at least that while other details
had been attended to carefully the
matter of a Bible for administering
the oath had been overlooked.
* * *
Washington, according to Ossian
Lang’s “History of Free Masonry in
the state of New York,” placed his
hand upon the page containing the
forty-ninth chapter of Genesis from
Tablet, in Honor of General Barnett Unveiled
This is the beautiful bronze tablet which was dedicated In the Washington cathedral in memory of Maj. Gen. George
Barnett, commandant of the United States marine corps during the World war, by bis friends of the corps-
verse 13 until the end, more particu-
larly Jacob’s blessing of Joseph, “the
prince among the brethren.” Follow-
ing the administration of the oath,
Washington kissed the book reverently.
There was another moment of silence.
“It is done,” cried out Chancellor Liv-
ingston. Then waving his hand, he ex-
claimed with a joyous shout, “Long
Live George Washington.” A great
cheer arose. The Republic was at its
beginning. “Move on,” said a voice
in my ear, “you’re blocking traffic.”
And I smiled at the statue looking
down benignly on the passing throngs.
* * *
The Bible on which the hand of
Washington rested and which he kissed
on that historic day is still in exist-
ence and is still the property of the
lodge that owned it at the time. With
the spell of the past still on me, I’d
have liked to see it. But that was im-
possible. So precious is the relic
that it is kept under lock and key ex-
cept when used in lodge work, and is
permitted to leave the lodge only on
unanimous vote of the members. Then
it must be accompanied by a commit-
tee of five, three of which must be past
masters of the lodge. The historic
pages are covered with transparent
silk. The Bible was presented to the
lodge by Jonathan Hampton, Novem-
ber 2S, 1775, the night on which he
was installed as master.
* * *
Recently, a young woman wrote
asking about the chances of getting
her song published. The head of the
largest firms in the country told me
that the chances are remote since es-
tablished song writers are having diffi-
culty in getting their works produced.
The state of the song business, he add-
ed, is reflected by “Smoke Gets Into
Your Eyes,” the hit number of “Rober-
ta.” Despite its popularity, the sales
have not reached 100,000 copies. In
the old days, they would have been
well over a million.
©. Bell Syndicate.—WNU Service.
“Bread of Affliction”
HEIRS indeed is the bread of
It was in these words that an in-
vestigator recently epitomized the
fruits of the working day of a large
portion of our population, engaged in
a certain industry which for decades
has been considered uneconomic; and
which, probably chiefly on this ac-
count, has been beset With all the trials
and tribulations inherent in Industrial
The “Bread of Affliction” is a met-
aphorical allusion to a bare living,
earned under circumstances so pain-
ful, under conditions so unpleasant
and distressing, that those so “af-
flicted” are prone to wonder—if their
minds are not too dulled to wonder—
whether or not it is worth while to
keep on living.
The expression comes to us straight
from the Bible where it is found used
in a similar sense in Deut. 16:3.
©. Bell Syndicate.—-WNU Service.
Irate Wife—How long were you on
the water wagon while I was away?
Hubby—Only a few days; the plants
used it all up.
No “Isle of Lost Ships”
Located in Sargasso Sea
In 1925 Dr. William Beebe headed
an expedition to the Sargasso sea
for the New York Zoological so-
city. His report firmly discredited
the belief that there is an “isle of
lost ships,” or a “graveyard of miss-
ing ships” in the Atlantic. Or, as
legend and myth have it, that all the
wrecks and derelicts of the Atlantic
eventually drift to this weedy spot
and here, tangled in a mat of vegeta-
tion, slowly eddy round and round in
The Sargasso sea, says the Cleve-
land Plain Dealer, is the name given
to a vast area in the Atlantic ocean
roughly between the parallels of 20°
and 35° north and the meridians 30°
and 70° west, in which patches of sea-
weed are common. These patches of
seaweed are kept in a slow swirl by
the gulf stream and the equatorial
current. Columbus noted the abund-
ance of floating weeds in this region
in 1492. In his log may be found a
record of the occurrence of the gulf-
weed. The name arises from the fact
that the Spaniards called this region
“Mar de Sargazo.” sea of seaweeds,
“Sargazo” being Spanish for seaweed.
Doctor Beebe cruised for a month in
the Sargasso sea and reported that
at only certain seasons does the weed
collect into floating patches, and that
these are soon scattered by gales. He
also saw thin streamers of weed,
sometimes a mile or two long, undu-
lating over the sea:
Whether the seaweed propagates in
the open sea or drifts in from the
coast is a disputed question. Although
no seeds or spores are formed In mid-
ocean, it is concluded that the weed
propagates at sea by vegetation fog
many years, if not perennially.
Ancient Egyptians First
People to Make Leather
Leather was first made by the an-
cient Egyptians and its lore reveals
the quaint styles of footwear through
the centuries. For example, notes a
Cleveland Plain Dealer correspondent,
the English parliament in 1463 passed
an act prohibiting shoes with pikes
more than two inches in length, under
penalties to maker and wearer, and
those who would not comply were
Even at a late period shoes were
often twice the length of the foot.
In 1090, In the reign of William
Rufus, the great dandy Robert was
called the “horned” because be wore
shoes with long points, stuffed,
turned up and twisted like horns.
The shoes became fashionable and
the toes continued to increase in ex-
tent until In the time of Richard II
in 1390 they had attained such an
enormous length as to be fastened to
the garter by a chaiD of silver or
St. Crispin was a Christian martyr,
born of a noble Roman family. About
the middle of the Third century under
the reign of Diocletian, he with his
brother Crispianus fled from Rome
into Gaul, where he worked as a
shoemaker in the town which is now
called Soissons. Here he distin-
guished himself by his exertions for
the spread of Christianity, as well as
by his works of charity.
St. Crispin had a tender heart for
the poor and needy and, according to
one of the legends of him, “his benev-
olence was so great that he even stole
leather to make shoes for the poor.”
From this legend charity done at the
expense of others has ever since bee®
The blessing of the rice harvest is
one of the most ancient of Ceylonese
customs, and the oldest harvest-
thanksgiving ceremony in the Middle
East Elephants and villagers partici-
pate. The ceremony is known as
“Aluth-Sal-Mangalla.” It begins with
a procession to the temple, and then
proceeds to the paddy (rice) fields at-
tached to the temple, where the high
priest reaps a small quantity of paddy.
This is heaped on the leading ele-
phant, and the procession starts back
again to the temple, where the priests
thresh the grains. The rice is then
boiled and offered to Buddha. Im-
mediately afterwards the villagers her
gin the rice harvest.
Some Snakes Are Bluffers
Hog-nosed snakes as described by
the curator at the reptile house in
Central Park, New York, as a clown
and bluffer, strike terror to the few
who find them in the state and be-
lieve them to be "puff adders,” com-
parable in their death dealing power
to the deadly viper of Africa and the
hooded cobra of India which, accord-
ing to official figures, kills 22,000 an-
nually. This snake distends its jaws,
emits a musk odor, and hisses threat-
eningly. However, Doctor Ditmars as-
serts that it can hardly be induced to
bite, is unable to inflict more than
the slightest wound, and will always
flee if given the slightest opportunity,
The word “vandalism” does not al-
ways denote malicious destruction,
says Literary Digest. Vandalism is de-
fined: “Hostility to, or contempt for
art and literary treasurers; wanton or
ignorant destruction or defacement, as
of monuments of the past, or treas-
ures of art or learning.” Accordingly,
vandalism may be hostile and mali-
cious; it may be contemptuous, or It
may be due to ignorance. The de-
struction of a treasured bit of sculp-
ture by small boys may be due simply
to ignorant misch'i^vpusness without
denoting any degree', of hostility or
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