Beat up the whites of three eggs carefully and use a piece of flannel to rub it well into the leather which will become clean and lustrous. For black leathers, some lampblack may be added and the mixture applied in the same way.
—The Boy Mechanic, Volume 1
Social Security History. Masthead from the National Ham and Eggs newspaper. In this issue, the group was promoting its recall drive against California governor Culbert Olson because in their view he had not honored his pre-election promise to support the pension scheme.
From Wikipedia: Ham and Eggs Movement: The Ham and Eggs movement was an old-age pension movement in California during the 1930s. It was founded by Robert Noble, a controversial radio personality, and Willis Allen. The Ham and Eggs lobby wanted a massive state pension apparatus and inundated the State Legislature with mail. At one time, their movement had almost one million members. However, their movement was narrowly defeated in an initiative election in 1938.
Robert Noble was later arrested on charges of pro-Nazism during World War II. Willis and Lawrence Allen, brothers who owned a radio station south of the Mexican border, took over the movement. The brothers’ adviser and spokeswoman was Gertrude Coogan, an investment counselor. They were proponents of proposition 25, 1938, which was the idea of Irving Fisher.
…anyone qualified to vote in California and aged fifty or older without a job would receive $30 of “warrants” every week. Each $1 warrant would require a two-cent tax paid weekly to keep the note valid until redeemed. The warrants would be legal tender for payment of state taxes.
It was assumed that to avoid paying the weekly taxes on the money, the tender would be spent immediately, thus boosting the depressed economy. A cited example was the opportunity to trade up in foodstuffs from breakfast oatmeal to ham and eggs, hence the name “Ham and Eggs Movement.”
Now blest be the Briton, his beef and his beer,
And all the strong waters that keep him in cheer,
But blest beyond cattle and blest beyond kegs
Is the brave British breakfast of bacon and eggs—
Bacon and eggs,
Bacon and eggs;
Red bacon and eggs!
via Laudator Temporis Acti: Bacon and Eggs.
Figure 65: Jamet Brayer uses the multiracial peeping tommy gun (a) to observe the effects of heat on the egg out of which Mary Jane Gulliver is struggling to hatch. The kosher calorimeter (b) is attached to the tommy gun by the caspasian umbilicus (c). A handscrew (d) allows Jamet to hone in on Mary Jane’s delicate condition.
Mary Jane’s tentative identification.
At last they overtook them, and took from them about four or five dozen of their
cakes. Nevertheless they paid for them the ordinary price, and gave them over and above one hundred eggs and three baskets full of mulberries.
—Pantagruel, Chapter XXV.
As for the rings which his father would have him to wear, to renew the ancient
mark of nobility, he had on the forefinger of his left hand a carbuncle as
big as an ostrich’s egg, enchased very daintily in gold of the fineness of a
Was not Minerva born of the brain, even through the ear of Jove? Adonis, of the bark of a myrrh tree; and Castor and Pollux of the doupe of that egg which was laid and
hatched by Leda?