Friday 1 February 1918
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by A Anderson, Baildon. As Shrovetide nears, the children begin to talk of pancakes and one hears again the favourite boast of how many they can eat. Should a fresh fall of snow happen around Shrovetide, very light and delicious pancakes may be made at little cost by beating in a couple of handfuls of the newly fallen snow to the flour and milk and pinch of salt. They can then be tossed up as lightly as if three or four eggs had been used. The snow should be incorporated just before the frying; the flour, milk and salt being beaten two hours previously to get best results. Should any mother with a big family be able to get only one egg and say a gill of milk, she can by doubling the amount of flour and utilising snow, make sufficient batter to make pancakes for a big family.
In these days of shortage of fat, it is as well to know something about frying. For pancakes, less fat is used if the pan be made hot, then a little lard, dripping or nut oil is heated using barely sufficient to cover the pan bottom and this being quite hot before the batter is poured into it. Secret of crispness The thickness of the pancake is a matter of taste and of economy, for less fat is used if they are made thicker but everyone likes them crisp;  and hot fat and quick serving is the secret of crispness. Pancakes are economical nowadays because the children enjoy them and do not require meat or fish on Shrove Tuesday. A vegetable soup and pancakes, well made,  make a very satisfyiing and healthy meal for the family. An egg should be used, if possible. It enhances the nutritive properties and orange or lemon juice should be served over the pancakes.
Hope for fresh snow on Shrove Tuesday
According to the minutes of the Cemetery and Parks Committee, some discussion took place at the meeting of 22nd January in regard to the proposal to erect a pavilion for the use of bowlers in Crowgill Park. It was stated that the Park Bowling Club were prepared to pay a rental of £5 per annum for the use of the pavilion by their members and the committee approved the principle that a pavilion be erected in the park. They also agreed that the committee should meet at an early date to decide as to the most suitable site for the erection of the structure, the architect in the meantime to submit a sketch plan  showing the elevation and other details. Green keeper The committee met in Crowgill Park and Mr J P Williams, the architect, attended and submitted a plan of the proposed building, providing rooms for the players and for the use of the green-keeper, the housing of the bowls and other articles connected with the game. It was resolved that, in order to presserve the amenities of the park, the pavilionn be erected opposite the band stand between the lower path and the terrace walk on the Kirkgate side of the green. Cllr Learoyd strongly opposed the proposal to erect a pavilion for
bowlers who frequent Crowgill Park and he moved an amendment that the whole matter be deferred until after the war. Wicked It was a wicked thing, he said, to allow members of a private club to use the bowling green to the exclusion of the general public. And that it should be proposed to build a pavilion for them at a time when every committee was being urged and begged toreduce expenditure was past reason. There was no reason why, at a time like the present, they should be called upon to provide luxuries for men who could well afford to provide their own green and at the  expense of those who could not afford to purchase the necessaries of life. He could not understand what had come over people who could support such a proposition. When the committees had been requested to exercise economy in absolute necessaries such as gas and education, it was painful that public
men would trouble their heads about such trifling things as the provision of a bowling green pavilion. Cllr Doyle retorted that the pavilion was not intended for the use of the members of the club only but for general use and Cllr Hirst provided figures that showed that the receipts fom the bowling green had averaged £30 a year even in war time which was better even than the Bradford Greens which had fallen from £45 to £23. Humbug Cllr Learoyd’s amendment was defeated by seven votes to six with five members abstaining. He then moved another amendment that the project should be submitted to the Finance Committee before being finally approved. Cllr Hirst recorded that all this talk about taking the matter before the Finance Committee was humbug. It would be ridiculous if every little thing had to go through the committee. The second amendment was also defeated by seven votes to six.
“When the committees had been requested to exercise economy in absolute necessaries such as gas and education, it was painful that public men would trouble their heads about such trifling things as the provision of a bowling green pavilion.
Council tempers flare over pavilion plan
Letter to the editor Sir – Will you kindly allow me a small space in your paper to voice my opinion on a little occurrence of last Saturday at the Shipley Parish Church Sunday School? It is with much regret, still I think it only fair to those whom it concerns, that they should be defended. Encore A troupe of young ladies and gentlemen, called the Militaires, got up quite recently from places of worship, from the Saltaire Wesleyans, Saltaire Congregational, Shipley Primitives and even the above mentioned Parish Church, gave a concert. Before a crowded audience of good people, they performed their task admirably and were well applauded, most of the items receiving an encore. The artistes were naturally in high glee at such a good welcome and were just nicely getting confidence in themselves when the interval came and the Vicar (pictured) had to give his remarks, as all good vicars do. Well, his first words were about the
troupe but not in a way that most people would imagine. Oh no, he tried to make them appear a very wicked lot of creatures, a lot of young souls simply going on the downward path just because they sang songs of a cheery nature and at a time when we want just a little bit of happiness to keep our spirits up. He said they were more fit for the music-hall than a Sunday School, a statement which I am very pleased to say was not seconded out of a whole room full of his congregation. I think that his remarks were quite out of order and as a good-living, respectable person of the district and one who has seen the troupe perform the same items at Saltaire
Congregational Sunday School – where the minister greatly apprectiated and applauded their efforts – I feel sure that the audience were greatly put out at the vicar’s behaviour as everbody seemed to have enjoyed it immensely. One of the troupe, a youth of 18, who by now will be in the forces, came on the stage and told the audience that after such a remark having been made about them, they felt they could not resume the second half of the programme unless the vicar made an apology. This was not forthcoming and consequently the people who had paid one shilling to brighten their minds a little had to leave the place with a very dissatisfied look on their faces and one shilling less in their pocket. I think that this kind of religion is not the religion we want in these times and I am very sorry that such a thing has taken place. Up to that time I thought a great deal of the vicar. I am, etc., A Good but Jolly Christian
Vicar’s rebuke didn’t reflect the mood
“Oh no, he tried to make them appear a very wicked lot of creatures, a lot of young souls simply going on the downward path just because they sang songs of a cheery nature.”
Mr Ernest Illingworth of Windhill has been nominated for the County Council vacancy caused by the resignation of Mr William Holmes of Baildon, who has sat for the East Shipley and Baildon Electoral Division for some years. Seeing that, like Mr Holmes, he holds the Liberal faith and that his nomination has been approved by the Liberals both of Baildon and East Shipley (Windhill) his election at the next meeting of the Council Council may be taken as a matter of course. Diligent Of public work Mr Illingworth has had a good deal of experience. He was elected a member of the Shipley District Council in 1910 as successor to Mr Norbet Walker but failed in 1913 to secure re-election. In the meantime, however, he has been diligent in attention to various duties, especially as a member of the Military Service Tribunal.
Windhill man gets County Council spot
Helpful household tips
FAINTING To give spirits to a person who has fainted is a mischievous custom. Allow the patient to come to, then let her slowly drink a cupful of cold water and no harm will be done. Brandy But if brandy is given the person may pass from one fit to another or become ill from the drink given. Medicines of any kind are not needed after fainting; only care must be exercised to take things quietly for the next few hours. Persons subject to these attacks must keep out of close, hot and unventilated places. CHILBLAINS Dr Allinson recommends sufferers from those on the hands or feet to exercise these parts more. The ones on the feet will be benefited by cycling, running, dancing and foot exercises. Boxing Those on the hands by boxing and doing hand and arm exercises. Those on the ears by improving the circulation by good walks. Be sure to also keep away from all sweet foods and drinks.
A series of ‘At Homes’ are being held at the Saltaire Road Primitive Methodist Church this week, the proceeds of which are being devoted to sending parcels to the soldier and sailor members of the church. Harmony On Tuesday night the concert was given by the Saltaire Mills Male Voice Choir. Mr Bradshaw, the conductor, has  developed considerably the fine harmony of which this choir is capable.
P.M. ‘At Homes’
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