Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on January 9, 1950 · Page 9
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 9

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Monday, January 9, 1950
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ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Jtnuiry IS, 18M. ALTON, ILL., MONDAY, JANUARY 9,1950 Membtr of Tht Awoclited Prwt. Ic Ptt Copy. Gourmet'* Delight Old Cook Book Explains Why Jerseyans Had 'Double Chins' By ART THATCHER Jerseyvllle Correspondent JERSEYVILLE, uhn. 8 (Special) —A pioneer cook book, brought to light here Saturday afternoon, reveals some Interesting suggestions (or arranging dally menus and may explain In part why photographs of Jersey County settlers show so many "double chins". Under a page wide caption of "The Varieties of Seasonable Food, to be Obtained In Our Markets During the Year," there appears under subheadings lists of meats, poultry and game and fish and vegetables for each month. The list of poultry and game suggestions for the months reveals why great-great-grandfather miy have suffered overweight in spite of the physical activity of the age In which he lived. The same list also contains many Items which to- tay are unobtainable, because the species has become extinct through traditional American waste. For January, the poultry and game list includes grouse or prairie chicken. Other items under this caption for the same month are rabbits, hares, partridges, woodcocks, wild ducks, snipe, antelope, quail, swans, geese, chickens, capons, tame pigeons, canvas back ducks, the last named being described as the most highly prized, and turkeys. Also Includes Current Cuts . The meats for the month are dismissed with the trite suggestion of "beef, mutton, pork and lamb. The fish list contains 24 varieties ranging from oysters, diamond back terrapin to haddock. The vegetable list names practically every type from flavoring herbs such as sage, thyme, sweet basil, and mint to the homely potato. . Of special interest at this late date are the poultry and game suggestions for March and September. It includes wild pigeons. The suggestion was entered for these months doubtlessly since the now extinct wild pigeons began their migration northward during March and returned south In September. Research reveals that the species was slaughtered during those months in vast numbers ar." shipped to city markets. The markets were often glutted to such an extent with the birds that they were fed to hogs or disposed of by other methods. With the present strict enforcement of federal migratory bird laws, it is interesting to note the game birds available at markets during the time of the pioneer cook book's publication;. In the February recommendations are items as wild ducks, swans, and geese. Partridges, snipes and pheasants are also named as available. The suggestions for October, November and December all contain waterfowl. Venison Available In the meat suggestions for the final five months of the year, venison is Included along with the common-place beef, veal, mutton and pork. Local research Indicates thi t pheasants suggested for eating were doubtlessly the grouse which Infested the wooded localities of early Illinois, now practically extinct in the state. Prairie chickens, according to early Jersey records,' were In such great numbers In 1839 that their extinction In this area was never thought about until decades later. The ruffed grouse was knows a& partridge in New England and In the middle and western states as pheasant. The pinnated grouse was commonly called prairie hen or chicken and was known for the excellence of its ,meat. Its range was strictly confined to the prairies of the western part of the country. Efforts have been made in recent years to restore the prairie chicken in Illinois, and some of the birds are to be found in several suitable habitats of the state. Fifteen years ago one of the last flocks was hunted down and exterminated by game hogs in Jersey County. Hundreds of Recipes In addition to the' suggestions of meat and game for the table, the old cook book contains hundreds of recipes for cooking the- game and meats and baking and cooking other foods. A survey of the' book reveals to a certain extent why the pioneer dining rooms were hung with so many pictures and paintings of the game birds. There was a psychological connection between the paintings on the' walls and the well browned roasted birds on the platter at the head of the long dining room table. This was no era of mere breakfast nooks. A dining room was a place to supply the needs of the inner man in an atmosphere of relaxation. The ability to strike a keen edge along a big stag handle carving knife with grace and elegance was a part of dining room artistry. The ability to carve the fowl or birds per regulation marked the master of the house at the head of the table as either a prince or a peasant. It has been some decades since admiration was expressed for carving ability at the dining table in the language of the old Victorian era: "He carves like a gentleman." READ TELEGRAPH WANT ADS CROP Drive Nels'$1759.12 In Jersey Co. .JERSEYVILLE, Jan. 9. (Special)—Jersey Couty went over the top In Its drive for CROP funds last month, according lo Fred Herold, treasurer. It had been antlcpated that 11600 would bp raised. Late In December, A checkup showed a little more than $1000 had been deposited. Since the last report additional funds have been turned in until the total Saturday afternoon was $1,759.12. Coasting Recovers Popularity in Jersey JERSEYVILLE, Jan, 9. (Special)—For the first time In several years coasting has be« s come popular In Jersey Coun»y. The recent sleet storm placed htlls'ln tip-top condition and sleds which have not been In use for several years were , dug out of basements and at- tlrs and overhauled for fMt riding. Coasting parties have been driving by truck and motor cars to hills, In contrast with old time bob sleds which under similar circumstances took the coasters to the site of their coasting activities. Jersey Averages Divorce Per Thr&e Marriages Over Decade FROM THI vow*/* "nV^ fre <>uently ainU 92. Uf M. BIOOO I Arnrn Met tuM STURDY HIAITH JERSEYVILLE, Jan. 9—(Special)—Over the past ten years, Jersey County has had an average of approximately one divorce for every three marriages, according to statistics compiled by Mrs. Minnie Hesley, deputy In the office of County Clerk Grovcr Pearce, and Mrs. Robert Pohlman, deputy for Circuit. Clerk George Brown. The office of County Clerk Pearce issues marriage licenses for the county and Circuit Clerk Brown is custodian of the records of divorc obtained in the Circuit Court. The period taken for the survey was from 1939 through 1949 and the records show there were 997 marriage licenses granted and 346 divorces received, or more specifi cally, about one divorce for eac 2.8 plus marriages. A decided increase in marriage during 1949 over 1939 is reveale by the figures. Only 31 license were issued locally in 1939, whil the past year a total of 133 wer granted. In 1939 there were 19 d' vorces, while the past year 33 wer granted, so that not much chang in the percentages has occurred The largest number of marriag licenses were issued for the yea 1948, when 163 were granted. Di vorces in 1948 totalled 43. The statistics for the 16 year are as follows: ' . Marriages, 31 in 1939; 31, 1940 59, "1941; 38, 1942; 38, 1943; 81 1944j 120, 1945; 158, 1946; 145 1947; 163, 1948 arid 133, 1949. Divorce totals are: 19 in 1939 16, 1940; 21, 1941; 26, 1942; 26 1943; 28, 1944; 37, 1945; 60, 1942 37, 1947; 43, 1948; and 33, 1949. The "slim" years for marriage are thought to be due to the lav existing at that time requiring a three day waiting preiod before license could be issued. Fractures Hip In Fall JERSEYVILLE —- Mrs. T. 1 Kirby jr., went to St. Louis, Sat urday, called by the illness of he mother, Mrs. Margaret McCarthy who fell down the stairs at he home and sustained a fracture o the hip. Leave For Visit In Florida JERSEYVILLE ,— Mr. and Mrs Louis Wock left Monday for an extended motor trip in the south They will be guests in Miami, o Week's brother-in-law and sister Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Wartman. Mrs Wartman was formerly Miss Clara Wock, Jerseyville. Leave for Western Trip Friday JERSEYVILLE — Mr. and Mrs Wayne Williams, Jerseyville, and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Bridges Springfield, left Friday for Topeka, Kan., where they were joine( by Dr. and Mrs. Luther Dodds and Saturday left for Phoenix, where they will spend several weeks NEW STORE HOURS in our Wood Rivor East Alton SUPER MARKETS effective until further notice Starting this week MON-TUES. WED 8-30 e Me TO 5:30 P. M. Thursday-Friday 8:30 A. M. to SATURDAY 8A.M. T09P. I These hours were arranged for your shopping convenience. Wt hope you will find the* hebful In 1950. STORES They will also visit friends In California before their return, Dr. and Mrs. Dodds formerly resided in Jerseyville and the three couples spent their vacation together In Arizona and California last year. Williams Is on vacation from his duties at Williams Barber Shop here. Keturn From Hot Springs JERSEYVILLE — Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Naylor have returned from a visit at Hot Springs, Ark. Returns to Duties at Hospital JERSEYVILLE — Miss Frances Ware returned Saturday to Providence, R. I., where she is director of Dietetics at Rhode Island Hospital. She had been a guest during the holidays of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank M. Ware. Guest at Corm Home JERSEYVILLE — Mrs. Don Frost, St.. Louis, has been spend- Jersey Home Bureau Lists Unit Meetings for January .TEKSEYVILLE, Jan. 9.—(Special.)—Home Bureau unit meetings for the remainder of January have been scheduled as follows: West Prairie—a potluck all-day meeting at the home of Mrs. A. B. Mansfield. Tuesday. Ottervllle— Mrs. Russell Campbell at 1:30 p. m. Friday. Delhi—Boushka Memorial Center at 1:30 p. m., Jan. 17. Kemper—Mrs. Clifford Turner at 7:30 p. m! Jan. 18. Southeast Jersey—Mrs. Cnrl Arnold nt 1:30 p. m. Jan. 19. Bethel—Mrs. J. D. Campbell, 1:30 p. m., Jan. 19. North Mississippi — Mrs. Roy Cooper, 1:30 p. m., Jan. 24. Jersey Night—Mrs. iOrvllle Breitwets- er, 8 p. m., Jan. 25.—Jerseyville— Mrs. Sam Spicgelman, 2 p. m., Jan. 25. Elsah—Mrs. Ed. Maupin Jr., 1:30 p. m., Jan. 26. Calhoun— Farm Bureau Hall, Jan, 27 at 1:30 p. m. The Panhandle unit tnet. with Mrs. Watson Randolph; the Mar- q.uette unit, with Mrs. Ray Groppel, and the Fidelity unit with Mrs. William Steelman. Roll call this month will he answered with "My Most Embarrassing Moment" and the song of the month Is "Oh, Susanna." The major lesson by the local leader is "Taxes We Pay and What We Receive," and the one Riven by the home adviser, Mrs. Paul Erb, Is "Selection, Preparation and Handling Fabrics." The minor lesson is "Herb Cookery." The Home Bureau chorus will meet Jan. 13 at the home of Mrs. Kentner Rice, director; the "Come and Dance Club" meeting will be at the Jerseyville Coming some time here assisting with the care of her mother, Mi* William Corns who is ill. Starlings Seek Shelter In Jersey Buildings JERSKYVILLE, Jan. 9. (Special)—English starlings wintering In the locality have been seeking shelter in outbuildings of the city. Several persons have complained they have almost taken over their garages. The present sleet storm has covered food supplies and hunger of the birds has driven them to back doors, where they devour any scraps thrown out. Bird lovers continue to urge feeding ot the better species as long as adverse weather continues. munity High School at 8 p, m., Tuesday. The annual meeting of the Farm Bureau at 12 noon, Saturday at the Jerseyville grade school and the annual session of the Farm Supply Co. Jan. 21 at 7:30 p. m., also at. the grade school, nre special events of the month. 4-H Loader's Training School is set for 1:30 p. m., Jan. the County Court room at the courthouse and the movie, "Green Promise" will he shown Jan. 2728 under sponsorship of 4 T H Club members. A county-wide grass- legume meeting takes place Jan. 31. Now Many Wear FALSE TEETH With More Comfort FASTEETII, • pleasant alkaline (nan- acid) pewder, holds tal»r leelh. wore firmly. To eat and Ulk In more comfort, jail iprlnkle a Mltlf FASTKF.TH on your plain. No tummy, (ooey, panty taitc or fffllnf. Check* "plate odor" 'denture hrealh). net FASTEETH el any drur More,. (Adv.) SHE KEPT HER $29,«M The manger of a bank In the West of Scotland was amazed the other dny when an elderly woman called to draw out all her money — over $20,000 — Glasgow reports. "But, you can't keep all thai money In your house— It would not be safe", the manger exclaimed. "It'll be safer in my house than it. will he in the bank", insisted the woman. She was adamant. "I may deposit the money again after I hear tho Prime Minister's speech next Monday night", she said. So far, she hasn't come back. Some household appliance dealers in Venezuela are sold out, in the face ot bis demand. 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