Sept. 9, 1947: Roundup of the News — Put Salt in Coffee?

Los Angeles Times, 1947

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project.

In New Delhi, unimaginable carnage. “I counted the bodies of at least 30 Moslems, men, women and children, who were chopped up like beef by bearded Sikhs at the main New Delhi railroad station as they were about to leave for the safety of Lahore in the Moslem Pakistan area of the Punjab,” says James Michaels of United Press.

In Hamburg, British troops force thousands of Jews from Exodus 1947 to disembark in Hamburg, Germany. “Many of the Jews, frustrated in their dream of celebrating the Jewish high holy days a week hence in Palestine, began to wail. They shouted against “Hitlerism” and being returned to “this land which is a bloody graveyard of millions of Jews,” according to Associated Press.

And in Los Angeles, food columnist Marian Manners advises women to use more salt in their cooking—in steaks, chops, hamburgers, fish, chicken and other meat, vegetables, cereals, pie crusts, cakes and cookies. A teaspoon of salt per two cups of flour is just right.

“A little salt added to dry coffee before brewing does for the beverage what salt does for soup,” Marian Manners says.

For the male Angelenos, it’s the official end of straw hat season, which began in May. The snap-brim with the pinch front, the sailor types, the leghorns and Milans from Italy, bakus and shantungs from the Philippines, the Panama braids—panacools, pannaires and cool weaves are over.

Felt Hat Week ushers in an assortment of grays, browns, blues and greens. The pinch-front is the fashion leader, but porkpie and Tyrolean chapeaux are popular with college men and young executives.

Prices range from $8 to $10 ($75.71-$94.64 USD 2005), but not to worry, gents. They’ll be half-price in December at J.W. Robinson’s.

About lmharnisch

I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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