Tweens; Ought to Have Head Examined & more

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   "BEAUTY FOR TWEEN-TEENS" is the story in THIS WEEK, NEW YORK HERALD TRIBUNE, 10 August 1941, pg. 20, col. 1.
   A title for a Clementine Paddleford column in the NYHT, 4 August 1941, pg. 7, col. 5, is "Cookie Sandwiches Suggested For 'Teen Agers' Tea Parties."
   See the ADS-L archives for a 1937 "teen ager" and also "tween."


   OED has 1949.  What else can follow the above?
   A cartoon in the NYHT, 27 July 1941, part II, pg. 6, cols. 5-7:  _Sure Ought to Have His Head Examined_.
   "THIS SO CALLED CIVLIZED WORLD" has his head examined, and it's full of "HAY WIRE."

BEEFSTEAK (continued)

   From the NYHT, 23 May 1941, pg. 10, col. 7:

   Since the beginning they have been specializing in the selecting, cutting and selling of beefsteaks for big affairs, first supplying meat for "Beefsteak Tom" McGowan who was the big beefsteak functionary (arranging beefsteaks as a hobby) until his death in 1924.  Then the firm took over Tom's job as there was no one else around to do it.  The first big party was for Ned Harrigan's minstrels in Webster Hall, the second was for the Anawanda Democratic Club.  After that they can't remember and no record is kept.

COVER CHARGE (continued)

   OED has 1921.
   From the obituaries in the NYHT, 20 July 1941, pg. 28, col. 5:

_Joseph Smallwood Dead at 62;_
_Managed "Midnight Frolic" Roof_
   From the "Midnight Frolic" Mr. Smallwood went as manager to Reisenweber's famous restaurant in Columbus Circle, a huge and luxurious dining palace which is known to historians as the originator of the cover charge in 1916.

PIE-THROWING (continued)

   From the NYHT, 30 July 1941, pg. 13, col. 5:

_Charlie Murray_
_Dies; Stage and_
_Film Comedian_
_Member of Old Vaudeville_
   _Team Was Also Pioneer_
   _in Custard-Pie Comedy_
(...)  An alumnus of the circus and vaudeville and a pioneer of the old Biograph and Keystone motion-picture era when a custard pie in the face or a kick in the pants was the hallmark of comedy that was as convulsive as it was childish, Charlie Murray was instantly identified by audiences by his two or three stock grimaces.  One of these suggested crotchety frustration and was obtained by sucking in his lips so that his long nose almost touched his elastic chin.  The reverse of this, with the thin lips curled upward and the eyes rolled slightly back in their sockets, made him look like a happy idiot who had just been sentenced to life imprisonment in a harem.

HIGH PIES (continued)

   From the NYHT, 29 September 1941, pg. 9, col. 5:

_High Pies, Wide Pies Are Made Light as Seafoam by 2 Women_
   MAMMA'S PIE--The lemon meringue is blended with history.  It is the cornerstone pie on which the firm has built its success.  "That's Mamma's pie," the daughter told us.  It is the pie that started Mamma into the restaurant business twenty years ago.  Friends tasted it at her table and begged to buy "high pie," as they called it for lack of a better name.  (...)  Mother's lemon meringue is made as it was made in 1920.  (...)  The chocolate cream pie wears a graham cracker crumb crust, a little spice in those crumbs, a sprinkling of sugar, a trifle of fat to hold them together.  The pie tastes like cocoa.  Made with milk no doubt.  It's not so high as the others, the filling but 1 1/2 inches deep.

(No "mile high ice cream pie"--ed.)


   From the NYHT, 10 July 1941, pg. 10, col. 6:

_Elephant Trunk Macaroni Offers_
_Novelty in COuntry Supper Snack_
_Stuffed With a Tomato Sauce, It's Known as_
_"Tufoli"--an Ideal Dish to Prepare Quickly for_
_Week-End Guests in a Hurry to Catch Trains_
   By Clementine Paddleford
   Macaroni joints thick as an elephant's trunk with a tomato sauce--that's tufoli--the dish you see being prepared in the picture today.  Tufoli is only flour, egg and water, even as the world is only land, sunlight and sea...


   From the NYHT, 21 June 1941, pg. 9, col. 7:

   Sixth number in the soup set is chicken soup Malakoff--a chicken, tomato and spinach affair.


   John Mariani states that this is a registered trademark by the Kellogg Company for a confection developed in the 1930s.
   This is from the NYHT, 26 June 1941, pg. 22, col. 7:

   POPULAR CANDY--The makers of a crisp rice-puff cereal are passing out rice-puff candy squares, a candy light as a feather, but already 200 pounds have been consumed.  WIth the candy goes this recipe:
   Melt one-third cup butter and one-half pound marshmallows (about two and one-half dozen) in double-boiler.  Add one-half teaspoon vanilla, if desired; beat thoroughly to blend.  Put five and one-half ounces rice puffs in large buttered bowl and pour on marshmallow mixture, stirring briskly.  Press into shallow buttered pan.  Cut into squares when cool.  Approximate yield:  sixteen two and one-quarter inch squares if a ten-by-ten-inch pan is used.  Nut meat and cocoanut may be added.  Two ounces of melted unsweetned chocolate or four ounces of melted semi-sweet chocolate may be added to the mixture just before pouring over the rice puffs.


   From the NYHT, 28 May 1941, pg. 16, col. 6:

_Whipped Butter Reaches Its Tenth Birthday_
_Platonite Containers Now_
   _Are Supplied to Carry_
   _Cartons to Dinner Table_
   By Clementine Paddleford
   Whipped butter has a birthday.  It's ten years old this spring.  It celebrates with a new sales record--15,000,000 half-pound cups were sold last year.


   "SOUP BAR--Crowds cluster around a new soup-sampling bar like gulls aroun a ship.  The bar opened last week for the customer's convenience in sampling the jellied soups of the season."  NYHT, 9 June 1941, pg. 16, col. 6.

   "_Stew Bar Offers a Bouillabaise That Is Real_."  NYHT, 8 September 1941, pg. 9, cols. 6-8 headline.

   "_Fair's Spaghetti Bar Operates on Broadway_."  NYHT, 23 June 1941, pg. 16, cols. 6-8 headline.

   "_Store Installs a Fruit Juice Bar, Offers Variety of Cool 'Blends'_."  NYHT, 7 July 1941, pg. 7, cols. 6-8.  Blends include grapefruit with blueberry and apple with celery.

   "_Candy Bar Caters to Discriminating Buyers_."  NYHT, 29 May 1941, pg. 11, cols. 6-8 headline.  Col. 6 subhead: "Stocked With 70 Home-made Varieties, It Strives to Treat Sweet Tooth Right."

   "GIVE A STRAWBERRY SOCIAL" is the title of the Clementine Paddleford column in THIS WEEK, NYHT, 1 June 1941, pg. 14, col. 1.

   "SNACKETERIA--An ingenious bit of snack designing was the snacketeria tray, presented by a large food company featuring its pickles and relishes."  NYHT, 30 April 1941, pg. 14, col. 6.

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