As promised, it's the time for another historical post which will contain highlights from the next issue of the Catholic Illustration (Katholieke Illustratie).
Among other things, we read more about the Liturgy of Holy Suffering,
a reportage about a flight to Berlin with F XXXVI "Eagle",
the continuation of a novel about the Danish king Waldemar which gets kidnapped together with his son by one of his German vassals, an article about how not to make photos,
(the first pilot Piet Soer on the left),
an article about a wellness hotel in Switzerland, the events of the last week in pictures,
So the ladies are given advice on how to save money while buying curtains, how to excercise the stomach muscles after childbirth and how to make this great tea cosy:
We now get to the fashions review. In the morning, you wore a woolen skirt with a dark blouse and a small hat, in the afternoon, a wide dress with enormous sleeves in black, or white by a black dress, in the evening, linen, cotton and artificial silk dresses with lace.
The menu for the week was:
Spinach soup, beef rolls with field peas, oranges.
Pork cutlets with rapini, bread pudding.
Ground meat with cabbage, pearl barley.
Beans with fatback and onions, rhubarb.
Atlantic cod with carrots, rice cake with apricot jam and warm vanilla sauce.
Hutspot with brisket, rice with butter and sugar.
Bouillon (from the brisket) with egg cheese (omelet prepared au bain-marie), veal steaks with broad beans out of a jar, compote.
One of the last items of this issue is a legend about Doubusz, a hutsul living in Carpathian mountains. He once saw Saint Elias arguing with the Devil and shot the Devil with his rifle. As a reward, an angel of the Lord made him impossible to kill with bullets, fire and steel and Doubusz lived as an outlaw with a band of brave and strong men whose leader he became. He helped people in need and avenged crimes and injustice, however, as so many men before him, he was ruined by a woman.
Doubusz fell in love with Axenia, a sweetheart of another man and strange enough, when her original boyfriend Stefan decided to take revenge, Axenia agreed to help. She found out that the only way to kill Doubusz was to shoot him with a silver bullet sprinkled with juice of the magic herbs over which twelve masses were read and well through his armpit.
So the next time when Doubusz came for his nightly visit, she mocked him and shut the door in his face. Doubusz raised his arms to break it and at this moment Stefan shot him with a magic silver bullet exactly through his armpit. And thusly ended the story of Doubusz.
Ladies and gentlemen, this was all for today.