Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on September 27, 1937 · Page 12
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Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas · Page 12

Hope, Arkansas
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Monday, September 27, 1937
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icity in Home Means sework No Letiger Is Drudgery i works front sun to sun, Woman's toork Is never don*." anonymous realist who corn- that ditty doubless was think- firm life here in America, little rhyme has been familiar irtfcyone throughbut the country, | generations. In most of our rural _j it JS just as true now as it 4h*ft Nancy Hanks killed bears in Kentucky, toted water from a spring, :''«Mwd the fireplace, and brought Up Her" gangling son, Abe Lincoln. In cities and towns nowadays the housewife has many modern appli- • AhceS ready to help her with the iSusewttfk. the availability of elec- Y Wkity has done much to relieve house- ISMd drudgery. JBy helping to finance the construction o! electric dlsfa'button lines in eras, the Rural Electrification ifetration is trying to make avail- to the farm woman the same «^idcery-eliminating devices and ap- With which the city woman is electricity, homemaking on farm is a never-ending job. The Woman Is generally not only . laundress and housekeeper, but ! keeper of the bees and the chick- itfrina responsible for the treatment products as Well. She usual- expected to provide her own -vegetables by scratching out a itchen garden. ^There is a great deal of talk about shortening the working hours of in- djUstrial workers. But our farm women 'C^ti hardly visualize a 40-hour week. Statisticians have discovered that the woman on the American farm 84 to 77 hours a week, and gets holiday even on Mother's Day. ' see just what electric service do to make farm women's work Ipi drudgery. A'With electricity comes en electric frijunp, and running water in the house •fed in the farm buildings. That means no more Saturday night baths in the nrtiddle of the kitchen floor, no more ng Water in buckets and pails. It means the safety and convenience of ah iftsMe tathreoin. ft m**H4 * r Supply of watt* for prep*rihglc*d afef tor cooking, tod for quickly cfcanlnf up when the ir*«i is over, An electric stove means quick, tri- form, clean heat tot cooking, without appreciably raising the twnpttatur* in the kitchen. Even in the summer, big hearty meals for hungry husbands and sons and hired men can be cooked without making the kitchen uncomfortable. With automatic controls an electric stove will keep an absolutely even heat, almost eliminating baking failures, cooked with An entire meal can be little attention, leaving the cook free to do a little sewing, tend the hens, call on a neighbor, or do the ironing. Sunday morning the meal cart be put into the oven and the controls set; when the family comes back from church the meal will all be cooked, tasty and piping hoi , Electric refrigerators have proved one of the most popular appliances on farms which have been electrified. The old spring house.keeps food fairly cool, but it is not very efficient and it is air ways inconvenient. Cutting ice in. the Winter and storing it is an uncertain and impractical process in most sections of the country, and in rural areas ice'is generally too expensive to purchase as'needed. A modern home must have some provision for the. safe care of food. Millions of. dollars worth Of food is Wasted each year in American homes because,of the lack of proper refrigeration. Particularly oh a farm the electric refrigerator proves a real economy and a great time, saver, and it enables the homemaker .to. plan a varied diet, properly balanced. . Laundering on the farm. is.common- ly a back-breaking task. Running waiter .will eliminate much of the drudgery arid electric laundry equipment still more" of it. To start with, an electric water heater will provide gallons and gallons of steaming hot water, not only for laundry but for bathroom arid kitchen as well. The woman who has an electric washing machine can start it buzzing along with breakfast on Monday morning, and be able to have clothes flying on the line almost as soon as the breakfast dishes are done. An electric iron does away with the heavy, hot work of constantly changing sadirons and never having one the right temperature, An entire, washing for ail ayerage family and all the ironing,'too, can be done and out of the wdy in a single mo&iirig with appropriate equipment. ! There are numerous other electric appliances which will lighten the farm - Congratulations Be Sure—Insure WitK Roy Anderson & Company Fire, Tornado and Accident Insurance Refrigeration Is Guard for Health Preservation of Food Is the Great Problem in All Climates The electric > refrigerator probably ranks next In Importance to running; water on the farm. Its greatest Value lies in safeguarding the family's health, arid in a material saving- of food. It j Saves time, trouble, many steps, and; money. It makes possible a wider j variety in the family menu and is extremely economical in energy con* i sumption. In many areas where natural or man- ! ufactured ice is not available the'old spring house has become an Anteri- can institution. But, while surti a storage place is helpful in keeping perishable foods for a short time, It is scarcely adequate to keep food safe 1 .'in warm meather; and where winters are- Severe, it is useless during cold weather. . •..-. .. . ., In the greater .part of the United' States the problem of preserving food without scientific refrigeration is equally difficult in all seasons. Whether a well, a spring house, or ai#ice house is .used to serve the purpose, j endless time is consumed in trips to and from the house carrying food or ice, and the results are often unsatisfactory. In spite of oUr backwardness hi electrifying rural areas, America leads the world in the manufacture and sale of mechanical refrigerators. Our manufacturers are large exporters. In 1934 they exported 101,366 domestic refrigerators valued at $48,180,000, and 22,136 commercial refrigerators, valued at $1,917,000. With more and more refrigerators coming into use in our cities, and .with the rapidly growing movement to electrify our farms, domestic, sales are increasing tremendously. The principles and necessity of good refrigeration are thoroughly understood and appreciated hi this country. Lack of adequate refrigeration and .ice is one of the American traveler's most constant criticism of foreign countries. A century ago New England traders delivered sawdust-packed ice from the holds of their sailing vessels to astonished and delighted Bombay merchants. Today the arrival of the "ice- cream boats" from Seattle and San Francisco is cause for rejoicing to Americans and Chinese alike in the ports of Shanghai and Hongkong. ' Since -1931,' electric refrigerators sold in this country have held the lead in value of retail sales over other types .of electrical appliances. The major- woman's work, such ,as .a .vacuum cleaner, and an electric sewing-machine. •..-'.' The RE A is speeding its action on project applications so that these great drudgery-saving appliances may quickly be available to many farm women who now must do without them. }\,mm 11 • p Buy Your Electrical : Needs Here at a Saying. "All's Ready" Linesman Wavts jL READY NOW!—Like a railroad brakcman giving a sign for the engineer, the workman oh this farmer-owned rural electric line .signals that his assembly is completed and is now ready to take etec- tileity to farmers in historic Caroline and Hanover Counties, Virginia. During the past year and a half the Rural Electrification Administration in Washington has allotted a total of over $50,000,000 for rural electric lines like this one. A large part of this total will finance distribution systems owned and operated by the farmers to be served.,In addition, power companies are building thousands of miles of lines with private financing. ' Present-day rural line construction is designed especially for rural use. Advantage, is taken of every economy consistent with good engineering so that the lines may be built at the lowest possible cost, permitting farmers to use electric power abundantly at a price they cam afford./ : ELECTRIC IRON Complete with Cord $2-49 'ELECTRIC SANDWICH TOASTER Chrome Finish DOUBLE SOCKETS Bakelite— lOc WAFFLE IRONS, Chrome Finish VOICE-MUSIC-HI-FIDELITY CONTROL Converts Zenith into "five-radios-in-one." There are five "Correct-Reception" positions... one each for Voice ... Hi-fidelity... Normal... Foreign... Bass. Assures natural and pleasing tone under all conditions. Must be heard to be fully appreciated. FOOD MIXER Three Speeds— IRON CORD Five Foot Length HOW DOLLARS T>0 ACCUMULATE- vou SAVE- STAMPS ZENITH c °n and Fo casts, 1 angular ity of sales, however, have necessarily j been made to urban homes. Farm customers should not make the mistake of selecting undersized refrigerators because of the comparatively Kigh first cost. In cities, where food supplies may be purchased daily, the need for large boxes is not so great. In selecting for size the operating cost should be a minor factor since the energy consumption does not vary directly with the capacity of the box. The Iowa Engineering Experiment Station concludes that refriberators having approximately 1 to 1.5 cubic feet of storage space a person is a desirable size for farm household use, and that energy consumption does not depend greatly on the size. A standard refrigerator of 6 or 7 cubic feet in capacity will consume about 50 kwh a month when used by a family of 4 or 5. Consumption of energy per cubic foot of box is slowly biit steadily decreasing as manufacturers bring out more efficient household refrigerators. As farm families purchase new re- rfigerators they may expect to refrigerate more food for the same tnergy consumption than has formerly been possible. One manufacturer recently made the claim that the firm's 1937 models, through careful tests, use 50 per cent less electric curreht than earlier refrigerators. Care in the use of the electric refrigerator will keep operating cost at minimum. Hot foods should be allowed to cool before placing them in the box. The doors should not be left open longer than necessary. Trouble such as was recently encountered by a family in a small southern town can be avoided. This family was extremely proud to be the possessors of the first electric refrigerator in the village. But, their joy was considerably dampened when they received the first months' bill. It was inordinately high. The box was found to be mechanically perfect. Thert was nothing wrong with the meter. Careful investigation by the local power company led to an interesting discovery. The colored cook was in the habit of leaving the refrigerator doors open for an hour or so at a time for the purpose of "air cooling" the kitchen. Her employers, loathe to lose a good cook, made a safe compromise and bought an electric fan ventilator for the kitchen. The electric bills for the succeeding months were satisfactorily low, and everyone was happy. Blevins 26 ARM CHAIR MODELS TO CHOOSE FROM Low Down Payment— Easy Terms JOHN P. COX DRUG CO. AMERICA'S MOST COPIED RADIO We Give Eagle Stamps A YtAK Ant A Miss Thalia Holcn of Texarkana is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Nolen'this week. Miss Sue Fore of Prescott is spending this week with Mr. and : Mrs: Johnnie Wade. • • Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Beauchamp 'and son Houston of Texarkana were _weekend guests of relatives in Blevins. Mr. and Mrs.-Roy L. Bonds and daughter Teressa Ann were week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. Walton Bonds. Mrs. Jack Bonds is nursing in Julia Chester hospital in Hope. Rev. M. D. Williams of Gurdon preached at Marlbrook Presbyterian church Sunday. Howard Honea spent Thursday in Hope. Mr. and Mrs. Roy W. Bonds and Dale Bonds visited Watt Bonds at Henderson State College in Arkadclphia Saturday. Andrew J. White and son, Jack of Waldo were visiting relatives in Blevins Sunday. Sid Mouser was a business visitor in Hope Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Carter and Mrs. Pearl Carter of Shreveport, La., were week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. Chas E. Brooks. Miss Geraldine Stone, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Stone and J. W. Hardy, both of Blevins, were married Saturday night. They are making their home with Mr. and Mrs. Earl Stone at present. Aubrey Stewart was attending to business in Preacott Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Ira Brooks were shopping in Prescott Thursday afternoon Mr. and Mrs. Wade Huskey and daughter Mary Ann and Mrs. H. H Huskey were Thursday evening guests of Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Wade. Harry C. Bonds was a business visitor in Hope Friday. Mrs. George W. Hunt, Miss Gladys Hunt and George W. Hunt Jr.,'were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Tom J. Stewart. Mr. and Mrs. Tom J. Stewart, -Miss Charlino Stewart and Dwight Stewart were shopping in Hope Monday. No known cement will mend an amber pipe stem. If he still has his appendix and his tonsils, ten to one he's a doctor. Customer—No, I simply couldn' wear this coat,.either. It is much too tight, and too short. Clerk—Pardon me, madam, but ' have shown you all of our stock. That's your own coat you have on.. Rural Electrification in the United States-1935 PERCENTAGE AND NUMBER OF FARMS RECEIVING CENTRAL STATION ELECTRICITY Prepared by Rural Electrification Administration many American farms are behind the times In the West, where electricity is used extensively for irrigation, and in thickly aettled North Atlantic States, about one farm In three has electric service. In the South and throughout the Middle West rural electritica- .iion la very much rarer an'l la some States almost non-existent The Rural Electrification Administration believes that concerted action by farmers, private industry md the Government, using modern methods and modern practices, can change (his condition radically. Line costs are now much lower than they were even a year ago, contributions toward the cost c* extensions have been reduced or eliminated entirely, rate scludules are simpler and in many cases lower, and Federal loans are available iu every stage of electrifying a farm. RKA will lend money to build rural lines and to wire groups of farms; the Kledric Home and Farm Authority helps to finance the purchase o£ appliances and equipment; and i'eueral 1'ousiug Administration's facilities are available for linubiiiK ami rMno Wedding Notice Is Mother's Job Here's Data That Should AlwajnrBe Given Local Society Editor Bjr JOAN DURHAM AP reftture Service Writer Preparing Announcements of engagements and weddings for the local newspapers is one of the duties that devolves on the girl's mother. She should get in touch with the society editor herself or make sure that some member of the family does. Many newspapers will not accept wedding or engagement announcements unless they are in writing. But even if the information is to be given verbally it's a good idea to write it all down first and check it meticulously. Watch the Names Correct spelling of names and accuracy in all facts arc vital. Information required by most society editors is included in the following list. If the marriage is to follow soon after the engagement is nn- lounced, the editor may use all the Information at once. If some time is lo elapse between the two events, however, the editor may hold out some of the information for use at the time of the wedding. Here are the main points: Full name of the girl. Full name of the man. Name and address (street number, city and state) of parents of both. Date, time and place of wedding. Will there be a reception? Where? Name and title of officiating clergyman and his church. Where girl attended school, list of her clubs. Business affiliation of girl—if she has one. Where man attended school, list of his clubs. Business affiliation of man. Consider Your Ancestors If either or both have interesting ancestral backgrounds — information about those. (Don't feel hurt if they are left out, however.) Names of attendants: main or matron of honor, bridesmaids, flower girl, best man, ushers. Where each is from nnd, in the case of .the flower girl, name and address of parents. What the bride and each of women attendants will wear. Where wedding trip will be. Where couple will live. If, for any reason, the bride's mother wants any of the information held until the day after the wedding she should make that plain to the society editor. Otherwise the latter is free to use her own judgment. Pictures should only be sent if they are requested. If you want them returned, make that clear in a note to th.e editor. Lawyer: "Don't you know that you should always give a woman driver half of tht road?" Witness: "I do, as soon as I find out which half she wants." Road maps tell a man how to go—< the wife tells where. Congratulations to Hope and the Rural Communities Big Fall Sale ;ls Now On We have a wonderful selection of good reconditioned used— CHEVROLETS FORDS PLYMOUTHS DODGES of various models and body tyes. Come early and get your choice as our stock will not last long because of real values at reduced prices. YOUNG Chevrolet Co. Rural Electrification of the City of Hope -— has ushered in a new era of prosperity for the fanners of Hempstead County served by the City's Lines. —— has increased the value and salahility of farm lands, will bring in new families and will add to our rural wealth of Hempstead County, We heartily endorse such a rural electrification program and extend congratulations to The City of Hope and lo Hempstead County on their vision. WE GIVE EAGLE STAMPS THE LEADING DEPARTMENT STORE Geo. W. Robison <f> Co. HOPE PRESCOTT NASHVILLE We Invite You to Visit Our Booth at Spu.ug Hill

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