The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on April 29, 1963 · Page 6
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The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas · Page 6

Ottawa, Kansas
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Monday, April 29, 1963
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' Take Rust Out Of The Water For Whiter, B righter Wash ,r THE OTTAWA HERALD •* Monday, April 2», By HELOISE CRUSE .Dear Heloise: I am a military man, living on an island where we have rust ; in our water. Nothing can be 'done about this. . . so people iisay. . . but I did a little detective work and found something that might even be of help to : housewives who have yellow -.clothes caused from rust in the water. .. I went to the local laundry (and boy, was it small and old fashioned) but they were the only ones who could get our laundry clean and white. I found them using thick cotton pads over the hydrant where the water poured into the machine. The pads would immediately turn yellow looking and have to be replaced often. This gathered the iron in the laundry water and the owner told Hints From Heloise me that he must remove the iron this way to prevent the clothes from becoming yellow. I then went back to my quarters and folded over an old terry cloth bath towel over the end of the hose and held it light as the water ran into our washing Yes, Girls Do Have It Rough By JOY MILLER AP Women's Editor NEW YORK (AP) - "I still maintain," says Dr. Rosemary Park, "that an A on a Shakespeare paper is not the same as an A in egg omelet." Dr. Park, who will be officially inaugurated as president of Barnard College April 22, is discussing one of the motes in her academic spectrum, home economics. Typically, she does it with wry humor. "I get the home economists after me, but I think I'm right. I'm not opposed to going into nutrition as a profession, but to think you can train 'em up scientifically to be artists to run a home—. You can't run a home according to certain scientific principles." Fortunately, there is no home economics for the 1,600 girls at Barnard, where Dr. Park quietly took up her duties last fall, succeeding Millicent C. Mclntosh. * Dr. Park is a small woman with graying hair, a youthful, mobile face and blue eyes that look at you warmly. She is no stern moralist; "I went to college in the '20s which was supposed to be a wide open era. I'm afraid I can't get as excited as most about the state of girls' morals today." As for educating girls, she believes in doing it on the same academic level as for boys. "Women have a more complicated role to play than a man does. "It seems to me that when you've got society set up as it is, women are expected to take part in its economic life. I say to my girls: Most of you will be grain- fully emhloyed at some point in your life, shouldn't you be prepared?' "I tell them: 'You should be prepared as a dentist, for example, in case the gentleman you can stand doesn't come along. It's better to be trained as a dentist and never practice than to want desperately to be a dentist and not have the training." machine. The towel turned the color of a walnut table! The terry cloth strains the water and catches the iron rust. One will know if his water contains iron rust if he pours some in a glass and it is yellow or brownish. That's the way we learned. We also learned not to use soap. We found that detergents were far better! I don't know what it does but it works. Military G.I. I have had people write to me saying that when their water pipes were rusty or they had an old water heater which gave out rust, they also put a big terry cloth bath towel in the washing machine and let it "Swish" around for a few minutes then removed the towel before dumping in their laundry! This works, too! Don't say it's perfect. . . but you should see that towel afterwards! It also usually helps if you drain the water out of your hot water heater or tank once in a while. They all have drain faucets. Be careful though and not scald your hands. Better yet ... get Hubby, son, or a maintenance man to do it. Read directions which came with your hot water heater. There is usually a place to connect your garden hose to the heater. Thanks for the overseas tip. Heloise Dear Heloise: Maybe you use the same method of cutting your hair as I do mine — maybe not . . . I put my hair up as usual and when it is dry I snip each curl off as I take the pins and rollers out. This way I never lose my place when I get to the back and I find it much easier to have any part of my hair the extra cngth I want it. Mrs. F. Setly This is exactly the way I cut my hair! It bevels it beautifully. Heloise Dear Heloise: I just discovered another money saver: My daughter had some pajamas that were too short and she also had a pair of stretch top socks which were worn. I cut the top of the stretch socks off and sewed them on the Dottom of the pa jama legs. This also works on sleeves that have Decome too short. The Clever One One can take old newspapers and roll them tightly and tie with a piece of string or wire. Place in one gallon of water to which has been added one tablespoon of epsom salts. When thoroughly soaked remove them and let dry thoroughly. When lighted the flames will be varicolored. Thelma Parkinson Dear Heloise: Heloise welcomes all mail, especially household hints which she can pass on to readers as space permits. However, because of the tremendous volume of mail she receives daily, Heloise is unable to answer all individual letters. She will answer readers' questions in her column whenever possible. Living 10 PIECE Room Grouping Special This Week v ^y>'S PRINTED PATTERN Easy-sew sun princess plus gay "extras" — sunbonnet and jac ket! Add colorful touch with cher ries made of scraps. Choose pi que, broadcloth. Printed Pattern 4647: Chil dren's Sizes 2, 4, 6, 8. Size 6 dress 2 yards 35-inch; jacket takes % yard fabric. FIFfY CENTS in coins for this pattern — add 15 cents for each pattern for first-class mailing and special handling. 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