BY WENDY MIGDAL FOR FREE LANCE – STAR
A forgotten function of newspapers of the previous is The Girls’s Web page, which ran in The Free Lance – Star from 1926 to 1953. Most newspapers had one, and a few began years earlier than and ended years later. Inspecting the pages supplies attention-grabbing particulars about mid-century life and raises much more questions: Why did the pages start and finish after they have been? What brought on sure normal options to be added and eliminated? And what was the take care of all gelatin-based meals, anyway?
Beginning solely on Saturdays, it expanded to a every day operate within the 1930s. One of many mainstays of the web page was society information: who entertained out-of-town visitors, whose son was dwelling from school, that he had simply returned from visiting his household in Port Royal, who was in hospital. Curiously, these articles had all the time appeared within the newspaper, up to now with the title “Newsy Nuggets”, subtitle “Many minor issues merely talked about”, subtitle “Dwell Little Locals”. Society information continued after the ladies’s web page disappeared, as did a number of different options.
The meals was in a single half column known as Menus of the day. For years this was a brief column written by Related Press author Ms Alexander George (sadly we do not know her identify) and gave the busy housewife recommendations for a tasty full day of menus, or the minus a full meal. which consists of fairly just a few elements. For instance, at a March 1932 meal, he advisable baked beans, Boston complete wheat bread, buttered spinach, chili sauce, vinegar, lettuce, salad dressing, prune jelly dessert, custard sauce, and low. Recipes for baked beans, Boston complete wheat bread, prune jelly dessert, and custard sauce adopted. (Reminds you of the Elizabeth Lane character from the film “Christmas in Connecticut”). And sure, most of the recipes known as for cooking with fats. One recipe even gave directions for cooking pineapples for a dessert in fats.