This section is from the book "The New Cookery", by Lenna Frances Cooper. Also available from Amazon: The New Cookery.
Light the match. 'Turn the gas on full. Apply the match. If the gas burns yellow, turn it off at once. Turn on and allow the gas to flow a few seconds and relight.
Open both doors of stove. Light match. Turn on middle burner or lighter at side of stove and apply match quickly close to the stove. Turn on the two side burners. Turn off middle burner. Look in broiling oven to see if properly lighted. Close the oven door. Close the broiler door slowly. It is important to take the precaution of opening both oven doors before applying the match, as gas sometimes escapes into the oven, causing an explosion when the match is applied.
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