The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on December 8, 1960 · Page 3
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Freeport, Texas
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Thursday, December 8, 1960
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Brazosport and Brazoria County, Hexae, Thure., Dec. 8,1980 THE BRAZOSPORT PACTS Materials Are Simple, inexpensive Candles Are Easy To Make, Add Festive Air CANDLES Can Be CAN BE TRIMMED AS FANCY DICTATES Mad* To Match Household Color Scheme Caddies, candles, everywhere. What a pretty sight in a home and what a happy thought for Christmas giving. Candles are easy to make and be, trimmed as elaborately or severely as fancy dictates. Best of all, the needed materials are astonishingly simple and inexpensive. Make a candle to match the household color. scheme. Make several gay with Shristmas Spirit. Make a special one to compliment a friend's hobby. Have the children make little ones for relatives. You can even make a glamorous Christmas tree for a table centerpiece! Most of the supplies can be found in an average home. The trimmings may be almost anything from colored yarn to sequins to sea shells. The single most Important ingredient is you and your imagination. Women Show Strength At Polls And In Kitchens Just 40 years ago women got the right to vote. Since then women have been governors, senators, business leaden and civic enterprcneurs; but until sde nee and the appliance industry came to their aid, they were still stuck with the housework. Their invasion of man's political domain, which this year found women casting better than 50 per cint of the total Presidential vote, can hardly be considered more complete and final than their triumph over housekeeping. This doesn't mean, says Margaret Spader, home service consultant to the Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association, that a housewife doesn't still have to be a cook, housekeeper, laundress, iurse, a c c o u n tant, secretary, acher, c o m m u nity relations counsel, purchasing agent, chauf- ; Jsur, hostess and all-around ';:handyman, as well as wife and '•' mother. She has as much to do now as Jn pre-suffrage days, says Miss , Spader, but it comes easier, and there's more time left for other pursuits, because modern home : equipment has helped emancipate jher. . ' . '. ; Take the cooking department, .' for example. i An up-to-i.atc range, says Miss Spa.isr, fairly bristles with cooking insurers and work savers. On the top ol the range, where 80 per cent of most cooking is done, there's the automatic top-burner temperature control. It's built i-nuu I'he Brazorla is the hometown of Charles Eric, brand new son, of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Miller Meazles Jr. He made his first sp- w ,3 and his birthwelght was five ,;'pounds and 13 ounces. t * • • Mr. and Mrs. Felipa Calblllo added Sr. to their name when Felipe Jr. was bom in Brazos- port Memorial Hospital on Nov 29, weighing seven pounds, four ounces. They aro Fnteport KSi dents. • * * Karen Eloise chose Nov. 30 to make her debut in Brazospori norial Hospital. She welghec 1 six pounds, IS ounces and her parents are Mr, and Mrs. Frank A. Gundy of Cute. Mr. and Mrs. Norman W. Stewart of Frecport announce the birth of Lesa Annette on Dec. 5 in Brazosport Memorial Hospital. The new arrival weighed five pounds, five ounces, Robert Ray tipped the scales at seven pounds, eight ounces al birth in Dow Hospital on Deo. 5. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John A, Kramer of Angleton. • • * Mr. and Mrs. Herbert S. Bush ol F.':eeport announce the hlrtli ol Slarrett, who weighed seven pounds, 12ft ounces at birth on Dec. 6 in Dow Hospital. right into 'at least one ol the Besides ranges with automation, burners and enables the cook to pre-set the heat and maintain it to within a couple Of degrees of accuracy. "This Improvement will bring about the re-writing of cookbooks which, up to now, have been able to specify only oven temperatures," the GAMA consultant points out "And, speaking of oven heat, at least 20 different makes of gas ranges now,have low-temperature oven controls that allow you to keep roasts rea'dy-to-serve for hours •without overcooking or drying. This feature removes that breathless rush to get food onto the table before it passes its cook- Ing peak. "Both the top-of-the-range and oven controls take the guesswork and drudgery out of cooking, eliminate pot-watching, and saves hours ol precious time each week." 'Way back In 1920 when Warren G. Harding became the first President to benefit by woman suffrage — even a little later .when Mary Tayloe Ross became governor of Wyoming and Ma Ferguson was elected chief execunWfcl still needed years of" experience to get results from a coal stove or an old-fashioned gas cooker. "Politics hasn't changed jmuch," says Miss Spader, "but-kitchens, laundries and basements have." there are refrigerators that freeze and preserve food without creating a defrosting problem and make ice cubes without trays. There are water heaters with corrosion-proof tank linings and heat- recovery efficiency that makes it possible with a relatively compact heater to produce all the hot water needed in homes equipped with laundering and dishwashing machines and extra bathrooms. New dryers remove all doubts as to what temperature settings ought to be used in handling the various synthetic fabrics and items made of regular animal and vegetable fibers, and they eliminate the back-breaking washline routine of bygone days. As to heating and air conditioning — both. Miss Spader points out, now can be done by a single piece of equipment — the modem installation means the end of jairi- toring and complete reliance on thermostatic control. Even the age-old nuisance of "taking out the garbage' is on its way out with the advant of the smokeless-odorless gas disposer, a new appliance that^ quickly reduces a day? trash output of an Texas - housewives wi¥&vfoj.-y.c avtrage houseb&a to aj&andfulof ash without polluting the atmosphere inside or outside the house. No wonder, Miss Spader remarks, women now can find more time to consider civic issues and actually out-vote the men. *-One Doctor Reports — Dr. Alex G. Shulman of Los Angeles burned his hand with grease some years ago. He submerged the injured hand in a tub £ of cold water and discovered that pain was lessened and healing ' speeded. In a recent report to the American Medical Association, Dr. Shulman told about treating 15 patients this way. He recommended lea water therapy as the best first-aid treatment for any burn covering up to one-fifth of ths body. To add new na/v to dried I prunes, cook them in scape juice. To start you will need household paraffin, all purpose dye in the colors of youf choice, ordinary string for the wicks, adhesive or cellophane tape, a pencil or other small stick, glue, scissors, and whatever you wish for the trim. You will also need something to melt the paraffin In. A clean empty coffee can in a larger pot of water works well and has the advantage of being disposable once the candle making is finished. A regular double boiler can be used, however. In either case, follow the directions for melting the paraffin and use care that the water container doe^not boil dry. Never melt paraffin over direct heat. One pound of paraffin fills three concentrated frozen juice cans, and one pound and one- half fills a quart milk carton. A centerpiece Christmas tree takes about two pounds. Each pound of paraffin requires one or two teaspoons of dry dye. Other molds to think of using are muffin tins, soup cans, paper cups, paper freezer cartons, fancy molds and flower pots. Some very pretty candles are made and left In glass brandy snifters, sherbet glasses, or shell shapes. ,A caution when using glass containers: warm the glass first and have the melted paraffin barely pourable to avoid cracking the glass. The actual technique is to melt the paraffin as directed, stir in the proper amount of dye. remove from heat and stir thoroughly three to five minutes for good color dispersion. Let stand a few minutes while preparing the mold. All purpose Kit is primarily water soluble and will not entirely dissolve, but the residue will settle to the bottom of the wax and does no harm anyway. Because of the density of wax, you will find the lighter shades of Kit produce brighter color as U solidifies. The following are recom- mended for happiest results: light green, scarlet, evening blue, turquoise, coral, yellow, chartreuse, orchid and all the pinks. When wax has cooled slightly, pour into chosen mold very slowly and carefully. Then let stand until solid. Milk carton candl-as, for Instance, take eight to 10 hours to harden completely. To prepare molds, punch small hole in bottom center of can or carton. Run string down through hole, extending it about three inches, secure the bottom end with tape and dribble some wax ov'er it to completely seal the hole. Draw string to top of carton and tie it tautly around a pencil or slick braced across the top. For muffin tins, and other molds you do not wish to punch a hole in, cut string in lengths at least an inch longer than the depth of the mold. Dip these into the hot, colored paraffin and set aside to harden for later use. They can be pushed into place when the candle begins to harden. Unmolding is easy, too. Paper molds, of course can be stripped from the candle. Metal or glass molds should be dipped quickly in very hot water to loosen, then the candle can be gently shaken out. One lovely special effect is to have glitter throughout the candle. For this, wait until most of the wax has hardened, then sprinkle the top slowly and lightly with the glitter, which will drift gently down in suspension. If the glitter is put in too soon, it will fall to the bottom and the effect will be lost. The snow effect is done by allowing wax to cool slightly until a film forms on its top. Whip it gently with a fork until thick and the consistency of frosting. Then apply quickly to candle. For holly trim, tint extra paraffin with light green.-Pour a small amount on wax paper and let cool until firm but not TREAT YOUR CHILDREN WITH A "YULE-NIC" DURING HOLIDAYS EVERYBODY'S PAL and ipecial love deiervei a Christmas present too, and he or >h« will melt even B inowman's heatl in a JurquoU. quilted corduroy coat edged with whUt fciiti tape. The hood, held up by a button Jab, can also lie flat ai a collar. The.coat front buiioni on io the back o»er Jhe choii and at the ildei. The fabric cosii aboul S1.S0. McCall pattern number 2348. A gift for lh» pet U a «ura way lo enchant the entire family. Bow can I arrange my National Service Life Insurance to pay up (o twice a« much lu benefit* to my family? . . . for experienced consultation on this ond other important question* about your lire insur- ' ance , . . call ...••«•'»»«••• CLAUDE POOLE, JR. OX 7-4068 AMICABLE IIPE INSURANCE CO. in Boli D' Aro • Uke Jackson, Tenu Here's a treat for the children, and for you, too, during theQrtet mas Holiday — an easy wdooit picnic (we catf it "Yule-Nic"), guaranteed to relieve the monotony of a bitter winter day spent in the house. Let the youngsters and their friends dress as they would for a picnic or for tha beach, and serve them lunch near the Christmas tree, or in any room where eating is a novelty. A fast trip to your supermarket provides the gaily designed plastic-coated paper, plates and new plastic-coated bowls to set the outdoor eating scene for your "Yule- Nic". All that's necessary to complete the mood is the picnic lunch — hot turkey, leftover, cranberries, rolls, salad, fruit, Christmas cookies and a favorite soft drink (poured from a thermos jug if you Since all your dishes are paper, you can let the children take care of their own cleaning up —all you need to provide is a supply ol paper bags, set near the "Picnic" area, in which thej^can put their W-platesH^oSps.* . • Playing wttfi tKe Christmas presents, crayon and paper, or boat sailing in the bathtub are good "Yule-Nic" pastimes to make the afternoon go quickly and pleasantly. Squeeze Play~ — An ointment with a built-in bandage has been designed by Dr. Joe E. Haberle of the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy. The researcher calls his development a kind of bandage in a tube. TJie white cream dries in four or five minutes, leaving a rough, tough, flexible, plastic film that sticks tightly to the skin. If your knitted clothes are t* uiuUueiumiiy cleaned an< blocked, take the origina measurements and give them to your cleaner, or discuss' any changes with him. ; NEW! BeauttM from every «»w...yo«TI find no finer balance of contemporary and etaefc beauty adaptability, Every place gleams Ilka a many faceted gem to bring you everlasting pride hi owning traasurad family silver. Ask us about savings on seta. B-po. place setting $34&0 FMMll TM MltMM INTERNATIONAL STERLING LEE'S CREDIT JEWELERS refill^ hard. Cut out holly leaf. detergent to the paint or rub shapes with a sharp knife. Lift (the wet brush on a bar of soap from paper and warm over a i before dipping it in the paint. flame, working with iust one leaf at a time. Curl ths edges for a truly naturalistic look and stick the leaves to the candle In groups of three. Holly berries can be made of coral tinted paraffin. Glitter and other decorations should be applied with household cement or, for some things, round-headed straight pins. To use poster paint on candles (for painting the lines of bricks, for instance), add liquid This makes the paint stick to the wax. Useful to know for writing names or messages on the candles, too. Yes, indeed. Candles have coma a long way from the time when they were only a source of light. Their warmth and beauty are now primarily a message of friendship and symbol of the Star of Bethlehem — at no time so important to us as during the Christmas season. MOST CANDLE SUPPLIES ARE FOUND IN HOME Snow Effect Is Dane By Whipping Paraffin 107 W. BROAD BE 3-3921 FREEPOKT * 14 Still plenty of Christmas gifts at Penney' important Penney savings... But hurry I GIFT BOXED SETS! New Ideas...lots of style. little money...for the table., .the bedroom...the bath...the kitchen! 8 piece appliqaed linen place mat «et . Z piece pillow ease set, floral print, Nation-Wide cotton muslin Luirarions Uce tablecloth, rayon, cotton (73 by 90) _Z.98 _1.98 _*.98 3 piece Schlffll embroidered sheet and case get. 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