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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 2, Issue 5 (September 1, 1927)

Of Feminine Interest

page 45

Of Feminine Interest.

Fashion Notes.

Navy blue repp with vest of deep rose is the material used for the frock illustrated.

Cake, Quick.

2 eggs.

1 1/2 cups brown sugar.

1/2 cup milk.

1 3/4 cups flour.

1/3 cup butter.

3 teaspoons baking powder.

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg.

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon.

1/2 pound dates.

Directions for mixing:-Cream sugar and butter, then add the well beaten eggs and mix thoroughly. Sift dry ingredients together and then add the milk alternately. Chop dates, roll in flour and add them to the mixture. Beat hard for three minutes, pour into buttered cake tin and bake thirty-five minutes in a moderate oven.

Culinary Athletics.

“R. M.” sends us the story of a young bride who asked her husband to copy off a radio recipe she wanted. He did his best, but got two stations at once, one of which was broadcasting the morning exercises, and the other the recipe. This is what he took down:-

Hands on hip, place one cup of flour on the shoulders, raise knees and depress toes and mix thoroughly in one-half cup of milk. Repeat six times. Inhale quickly one-half teaspoonful of baking powder, lower the legs and mash two hard-boiled eggs in a sieve. Inhale, breathe naturally and sift into a bowl.

Attention! Lie flat on the floor and roll the white of an egg backward and forward until it comes to the boil. In ten minutes remove from the fire and rub smartly with a rough towel. Breathe naturally, dress in warm flannels and serve with fish soup.

Annual Staff Dance.

The annual staff dance was held in the Adelphi Cabaret on 4th August under the patronage of the Rt. Hon. J. G. Coates, Prime Minister and Minister of Railways, and the Railway Board of Management. It was one of the most successful gatherings of the season. Despite the fact that there were 230 couples present, the dancing floors were not over-crowded.

A very nicely arranged supper was served (in four sittings) and reflected great credit on the Cabaret Management and staff.

The function was a most enjoyable one, much credit for its success being due to the Committee which consisted of Mrs. Haslam, Misses McQueen, Aitken and Tolley; Messrs. H. J. Wynne (chairman), Lynde, Guiness, Spidy, Roussell, Millington, Franklin, Sawers, Sutherland, Syme, Fabian, Welsh, Cunningham, Beaglehole, Tulloch and Tierney.

The chaperons were Mesdames Jones, Mason, Mouat and Wynne.

Mr. W. H. Simmons acted as Hon. secretary, and Mr. G. T. Tierney as Hon. treasurer, and they contributed much to the success of the dance.


The return match between the Chief Accountant's girls and Head Office typistes was played on 3rd August and proved a most exciting game.

The teams were evenly matched, and the game throughout was very fast; players and spectators alike were keyed up to a high pitch. The Chief Accountant's girls maintained the lead, finally taking the victory by 12–4. Mr. C. Campbell refereed very ably and when the game was finished gave the girls some very acceptable hints on goal-throwing, etc.

Refreshments were provided by the male members of the Staff Division.