Friday 14 April 1916
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This needs practice before satisfactory results can be achieved, says the Lady. Put a little blacklead which has been moistened with turpentine on a brush. Brush it all over the black part of the range, being careful not to use too much or it will be streaky and difficult to polish. Use a brush similar to that used for blacking boots. After the blacklead has been put on, take a brush with end bristles and polish well. The extra bristles will enable you to get into the corners. Hard rubbing is necessary. Finish off with a soft cloth. Some use a little furniture cream for the oven doors after the blacklead has been used. At first this has very little effect but in time a beautiful gloss is obtained by its means. If steel on a range has been neglected, very fine emery paper is required but as a rule powdered Bath brick, moistened with a little paraffin and rubbed on the steel is all that is necessary. In the country, where steel does not tarnish so quickly as in a town, the Bath brick need only be moistened with water if it is used every day.
Household Hints: On blackleading a range
Tribunals shed light on local trades
As well as straightforward information about the process of recruiting, Tribunals revealed quite a lot of information about the trades being undertaken locally, as in these examples. Two Baildon men came before a sitting of the Wharfedale Rural District Tribunal at Otley on Friday afternoon. One was described as a wool puller, aged 31, and was engaged at sorting wool on sheep skins. It was stated that it was impossible to replace him as men could not be trained in a few months for this kind of work. 170 degrees The applicant was engaged on work of national importance. He was granted exemption conditional on remaining in his present employment. The second was an apprentice wool drier, aged 19, who was engaged in drying and packing wool after it had been sorted. It was pointed out that tradesmen wool pullers were dependent on the work which was performed in a room, the temperature of which
was 170 degrees and he worked in the presence of strong sulphur fumes. Great difficulty was experienced in getting men to perform this kind of work. The application was refused. An Esholt applicant is 34 years of age and was described as a foreman flesher and skin dresser and curer. It was stated that he had undergone special training at the Leather Seller’s Institution in London in the work of the special department over which he was foreman. In the absence of the principal, this man had sole charge of the business. He was granted absolute exemption.
Since the trout fishing season opened, a few nice trout have been caught in the river Aire above Cottingley Bridge towards Bingley. The river is just now in excellent condition and anglers have a splendid opportunity of tempting to the net some of those lusty, old fish which haunt the pools of this stream. Fishermen in the district who wish to “wet the line” in these waters should join the Saltaire Angling Association, the secretary of which is Mr R H Pickles, 1 Hird St, Shipley.
Trout are ready for catching in the Aire
F W L Butterfield (right), the prospective Unionist candidate for Shipley, gave his support to the idea of a coalition government when he spoke to the annual meeting of Bradford and Shipley Conservatives. He believed that the first act of such a government would be to pass ‘an Act requiring all British citizens within certain ages, if called upon by the State, to come forward in the defence of the country. ‘There is a growing feeling throughout the country in favour of universal military service. I deeply sympathise with the demand for an improved military organisation and I do not think the government can successfully resist it while the war lasts. England demands the men and she should have them.’ Namby pamby He felt that some people at home still didn’t appreciate the severity of the situation. ‘If we had an Ypres Cloth Hall or a Rheims Cathedral – glories of the Gothic art – laid in ruins at our feet; and if, in those ruins, lay hundreds, thousands of murdered citizens and outraged women and children, we would probably hear less of conscientious and other namby-
pamby, self-righteous, reconciliators and no-conscriptionists. ‘Although, indeed, Zeppelin raids do sufficiently excite the towns and villages where they actually take place, they have not so far succeeded in completely arousing the masses of the nation’ Utter foolishness He went on to criticise the government for not doing more to tackle the danger of Zeppelin raids. ‘Asking the civilian population here to share the risks and dangers of our soldiers abroad is utter foolishness, designed first and last to screen incompetent ministers who, after many months of war, have provided no sufficient defence against Zeppelin attacks. ‘What is the purpose of our army and navy if not to protect the heart of the Empire, the centre of our national activities? Hence every raid on London proves the failure of our defence to that extent and is a stain on the reputations involved. After another swipe at the government he concluded: ‘The next two or three months might see the end of political inactivity. I look forward to the greatest political avalanche of modern times.
‘Today we are building the solid foundations of a better Europe from which, we hope, baseness, treachery and cruelty as an organised military system will be forever banished.’
Shipley Conservative calls for coalition
TODAY’S RECIPE MOTHER EVE PUDDING Four ounces of stale bread- crumbs, four ounces of suet, four ounces of granulated sugar, one egg and half a teacupful of milk (and an apple). Chop the apple finely, shred the suet and mix these well with the breadcrumbs. As an extra economy soak the crusts and add to the mixture, taking care it is not too wet. Beat up the egg, add the milk, mix well together then add to the other ingredients, stirring all together. Put in a greased pudding mould and steam for two and a half hours. If preferred this pudding can be baked instead of boiled and served with hot custard.
Harry Roberts, managing director of Salt Mills and son of mill owner Sir James Roberts presented himself for service at Keighley and was sent to Halifax to start his military training. He had twice appeared before highly publicised tribunals to claim exemption because he ran the business when his father, who had to take breaks for health reasons, was away but each time his appeal was turned down. He had been given two weeks to arrange his affairs.
Harry Roberts answers the call
EASTER POSTAL ARRANGEMENTS On Good Friday the office will be open as on Sundays. There will be a morning delivery of letters and parcels and only one dispatch for which letters should be posted before 8 p.m. On Easter Tuesday the afternoon delivery and collection will be suspended but a second delivery will be made at 12 noon on this day only. Collections from the pillar wall boxes and sub offices will be made in time for the general night mail and the collection between 9 and 10 p.m. will be made as usual. On Bank Holiday the public counter at the Head Office will be open from 9 a.m. to 12 noon for Money Order, Savings Bank and Postal Order business from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. for Telegraph business, and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. for Express delivery business, the reception of parcels and the sale of postage stamps and the registration of letters and parcels. There will be a morning delivery of parcels and letters and only one dispatch for which parcels and letters should be posted before 7.30 p.m.
Fred Earnshaw of New Line, Greengates, was summoned for riding a bicycle without both a light in front and a rear red light. Acting Sergeant Howley said that when he stopped the defendant on the Harrogate Road he gave a false name and address. Earnshaw was fined five shilling on each of the two charges.
No lights on bicycle