The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on February 21, 1963 · Page 4
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The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas · Page 4

Ottawa, Kansas
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Thursday, February 21, 1963
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Hints From Heloise \ A Way To Wash Drip-Dry Dress By HELOISE CRUSE Dear Gals: , Once in a while. . . we housewives will splurge and buy a good drip dry dress. After we have worn it and it becomes soiled our problem is: Shall we take the chance and wash it? Or shall we *\ splurge again and send it to t h e cleaners to keep it looking nice? In the past I have ruined many drip dry dresses by wash ing them correctly. in- Helots* I feel that today I can give you an honest answer to the correct ways of washing these good dress- es. I have one dress that has been washed 27 times. It was guaranteed to be drip dry. Today it still looks perfect and has never been ironed. Before we continue, let me remind you what drip dry means. It means exactly what it says! It will drip dry! Did you know that anything will drip dry? A dish will drip dry! An automobile will drip dry. Our hair would even drip dry if we did not towel dry it, or use the dryer when we pin it up! Drip dry means exactly what it says. It will drip dry! Back to the dress: „ The best place to wash this -~ type of dress is in the bath tub. I have found that you can fill the * tub with about two inches of lukewarm water. (Ladies, when we say lukewarm, that means barely warm hot.) and not cold or Add some liquid detergent and mix it throughout the water. If "jJ: you don't care to stoop over or 2JC to wet your hands, use your "plumber's friend" to mix the detergent into the water thoroughly. (You use your plumber's friend to unplug a drain.) g ; 4 THE OTTAWA HERALD * ^ . ' Thursday, Feb. 21, 1963 Now, if you dress is stained- such as with perspiration—soak the dress in absolutely cold tap water first. Lay the dress out full length in the bathtub in the solution. Let it remain no longer than eight minutes in the detergent water. Take your vegetable brush or any hairbrush —- and I have found a hairbrush is the best thing one can possibly use — and holding the shoulder of the dress in your left hand, take your brush and completely "brush" the dress from the top to the bottom of the garment. Pay special attention to the neckline marks on the collar and lapels. These areas can be given a special scrubbing. Be sure to hold your dress under water when brushing these areas. By holding the dress completely under water, as you brush . . . the particles of soil become loosened. . . and the soil gets into the water. If you did not brush the dress while it was under water, I feel that the soil would be redeposited on other parts of the dress, causing yellowness, discoloration and redeposited soil. Pull the drain plug from the bathtub. Turn on both water faucets again to get lukewarm water, making your mixture with the two faucets. Hold the dress by its neckline up under the water faucet for a moment so you will get a strong flush of water directly on the neckline which will rinse the fibers of the material thoroughly. Rinsing is a complete necessity, when it comes to getting soap film and suds from clothing. Hold the dress up after rinsing most of the suds off so that it will drain. While garnering the dress at the waistline in one hand, after the water has drained out of the tub, put the plug back in the tub and turn on the water faucets again to get more lukewarm water. Dip the dress thoroughly into the bathtub, and again using your brush, scrub the dress from the top to the bottom thoroughly. (Example: as if you were brushing your hair.) This may take two rinsings- according to how soiled your dress was — and if two rinsings are used, I have never found any type of material that could possibly be hurt by adding a half cup of vinegar to the last rinse water. This removes soap film! It also removes perspiration odors! While your dress is under the last rinse water — approximately two inches deep — place a plastic coat hanger in the neck of the dress. Then and'only then, while the dress is still under water, lift it up from the water by the neck of the coat hanger. The weight of the water will pull all wear wrinkles out of the dress itself. While it is still dripping wet, hang it on the shower nozzle. This will allow the water to drip in the tub and cause no further damage! After the dress is hung up on the hook, take your fingers and gently move the skirt. . . in case it has stuck together. Most materials do stick, so carefully place the gathered or pleated skirt into its correct position. After 17 washings of the dress which I described to you, it has never needed to be ironed! We have gone into lots of detail to tell you how to do this. The entire procedure only takes about three minutes. So don't think it is a difficult .operation. Remember these things when washing expensive drip dry articles: Never use hot water. Never soak too long. Never use too much soap. Rinse well, and. . . hang correctly. And also remember anything will drip dry so don't let those instructions fool you. Even our kids will drip dry after a bath . . . if left to walk around naked for so long a time! EK? Heloise MARGARET JOYCE DECHAIRO June Wedding The Baby Has Been Named The daughter born Feb. 10 at Calico Rock' Hospital, Calico Rock, Ark., to Mr. and Mrs. Duane Williams, Pineville, Ark., has been named Karen Beth. She weighed 8 lb., 3 oz. Mr. and Mrs. Williams have a son, Danny Duane, 18 months old. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Paul Garber, Richmond; and Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Williams, Viola, Ark. A great-grandmother is Mrs. Floyd Hulse, Ottawa. The son born Feb. 16 at Ransom Memorial Hospital, to Mr. and Mrs. James Junior Hargett, RFD 2, Baldwin, has been named Terry Jerome. He weighed 7 oz. lb., The Herald pays $5 every week for the best news tip turned in by a reader. OK BARGAIN Store SELF - SERVICE 132 S. Main Ottawa, Kansas Open Wed. and Sat. 9 A.M. to " P.M. S A V E I • A Most Interesting Store.. .Come In.. .Browse Around I I I I I I 50 Ft. Plastic * Garden HOSE AA- mf^ff*' OTC Reg. $1.98 Value 5 YEAR GUARANTEE Jumbo Garment Storage BAGS 1.98 Value 88c Silicone T ' T* Ji Ironing Board PAD & w w v ^f^f ^^^^h COVER Reg. 1.00 Value 39c Limit 2 Transistor 9V BATTERIES 12c Ea. Limit 6 Playtex RUBBER GLOVES Reg. 98c 66c pr. Limit 2 Pair Boys' Easter SUITS I $3 98-$4.98 I B B • $ I I I I I Men's DRESS OXFORDS 4.99 pair SAVE Up To 40% Women's Cotton Dusters 79c LIMIT-2 1 I I I 'I I I I I I I I I I I I Girls' Easfer I DRESSESI $2.59 2 *• $ 5°° Girls' New Easter SHOES Whites, Reds, Patents $2*79 Pair 2 Pairs $5*00 Laundry BAGS Reg. $1.00 'WPJpi Full Size Plastic Mattress COVERS Reg. $1.98 88c Women's PANTIES Pair $1 Sizes S—M—L Women's CANVAS OXFORDS $1.99 American Made Boys' Denim BOXER JEANS 66c Sizes 1 to 8 i B I I B B B ..I Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Dechairo, Westmoreland, announce the engagement of their daughter, Margaret Joyce, to George David Haverty, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford G. Haverty, Ottawa. A June wedding is being planned. Miss Dechairo is a 1962 graduate of Westmoreland High School. She is a freshman at the University of Kansas where she is majoring in medical technology. Mr. Haverty is a 1962 graduate of Ottawa High School and is a freshman at KU. He is a pharmacy major. Vows Read In Bride's Home Helen Lorraine Hubbard, (daughter of Mr. and Mrs Robert Hubbard, Rantoul, became the bride of John Stechauner, son of Mrs. Ella Stechauner, Milwaukee, Wis., Feb. 19. The double ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. Albert R. Smith in the presence of relatives and friends in the bride's home. Ruth Smith was organist The couple was attended by Mary Ann Jones and Joe Whitley. The bride was given in marriage by her father. She wore a white nylon chiffon over taffeta dress with a 'fitted lace jacket. She carried a white Bible covered with red rose buds. A reception followed and friends were served a two-tier wedding cake, coffee and punch. The bride is a member of the senior class of Lane High School and plans to finish the term and graduate. Mr. Stechauner is in the U.S. Army and is stationed at Ft. Hood, Tex. or Birthday Marty Netherland was given a party for her third birthday Monday by her mother, Mrs. John Netherland, 808 E. Iflth St. Terrace. 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