April 1961

Red Cross Week

Wellgate StepsNext week is Red Cross Week and the Dundee branch will be contributing to the national effort. The rooms at 31 Reform Street will be open to the public from Tuesday to Saturday midday, between the hours of 11 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. and at night from 6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. The object is to show the public how to deal with emergencies, and what the normal procedure of the Red Cross is. On show will be a resuscitator, for use in severe gassing accidents, lent by the St Andrew's Ambulance Association.


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The Law Will be Lit Up Again

During Dundee's Civic Week - July 8 to 16, the flare on top of the hill's war memorial will appear for the first time for years.

Inside the memorial's Cornish granite structure is a paraffin tank with pumping device leading to jets contained in the bronze-brazier crown.

Every September pre-1939 the jets were lit as a memorial gesture to the city's men of The Black Watch who fell in the fateful Battle of Loos.

This week Dundee's Depute City Engineer, Mr W.B. Lyall, made the trip up the Law to check the pumping equipment for the July "Blaze".

He went on the instructions of Lord Provost Maurice McManus, who ordered the lighting-up of the landmark for two reasons:-

    * As a means of informing a large section of Central Scotland that Dundee is en fete for a week.
    * As a gesture to Dundee's war dead - that when a city chooses to celebrate, its citizens who died for freedom    should not be forgotten.

The New Boy

At a Dens Park training session somebody asked manager Bill Shankly, "Who's the new boy?". The stranger was John Cullen otherwise, the Rev. Mr Cullen, probationer-minister at Mains of Fintry.

He's one of the "new signings" for the ministers' team which goes into battle again with the butchers at Dens on April 27. Mr Cullen arrived early for the ministers' weekly practice and decided to join in with the professionals.

Figures that Speak

On Saturday Celtic played to 13,500 at Dens Park, including thousands of Parkhead supporters.
On Monday 15,000 (500 tickets) watched Celtic at Tannadice, yet the visitors had few supporters with them.

Seen the Film - Read the Book!

'Ben Hur'
Lew Wallace's epic novel is always available from
Dundee Public Libraries.

Burnett's Bakery

"The best people for morning rolls"
Daily delivery to your door
Fintry - Douglas - St Mary's - Buttar's Loan.

Almond Pudding

Easy to make and very tasty - Miss Leuchars, Inverness
Take 1 pint of milk, 2 eggs, 2oz ground rice, 2oz blanched almonds and 1oz castor sugar.
Boil ground rice, sugar and milk, stirring all the time until it thickens. Allow to cool then add in the beaten yolks of the eggs and the almonds. Pour into a buttered pie dish. Beat the egg whites to make a stiff meringue and heap on top. Bake in a very slow oven until top is lightly browned.

Bright Tips

Improves Jelly
When melting a jelly add a few drops of lemon juice. It helps it to set and improves the flavour.
Miss Scott, Melrose.

Stale Bread

Brush the loaf all over with milk. Bake in a moderate oven for 15 minutes. The crust will be crisp and the bread nicer than when fresh. Mrs M. McGregor, Helensburgh.

A Very Tasty Show

Scotland's Food Exhibition will be opened in the Caird and Marryat Halls by The Countess of Airlie at 3 p.m. on Tuesday next week.

It will continue until April 15. Visitors can have a real meal by trying all the samples on the stands. In the Caird Hall stands will be taken up by leading food manufacturers, importers and wholesalers. They will offer all kinds of hot and cold samples, to stimulate interest in them. They could have anything from curried foods to tinned fruit - and the public will be asked to try tea and coffee, too.

The exhibition in the Marryat Hall will be aimed at shopkeepers. It will contain refrigerators, shop counter, &c.

The food fair is being run by the Scottish Federation of Grocer's and Provision Merchants' Association. It has been held in Glasgow every second year and is popular there.

Dundee is the first city in Scotland outside Glasgow to have the fair, although Edinburgh and Aberdeen will eventually have one. The fair will be held in Dundee about every seven or eight years.