The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 2, 1950 · Page 23
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 23

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 2, 1950
Page 23
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TUESDAY,'MAY (AKX.V COWRTBR NEWS PAGE ELEVEN, SECTION 1 Cotton Holds Three-Fourths of All U. S. Textile Markets Diversity of Use Of 'Magic Fiber' Is Major Factor • No Others Proved So Adaptable to Wide V' Range of Application Cotton is » miraculous fiber. It appears In so many different forms In such a variety of incongruous products that it Is hard to believe that they are all offspring of the same family tree, the versatile cotton plant. So great is cotton's versatility that It holds more than three-fourths of all American textile markets. In no other fiber are there to be found so many of the characteristics and qualities which make a fiber desirable for wearing apparel, household articles, and Industrial applications No other fiber can substitute tor cotton In all its hundreds of markets. Paradoxical Fiber Cotton Is a paradox. It is warm : ,,„„„ and it is cool. It is light and It Is n °. m , < heavy. It thrives on water and It n-ilhstandj extreme heat. Because It has such n versatile nature, cotton Is adaptable to uses ranging from heavy-duty tire cord to gossamer, glamorous dancing frocks. From morning until night cotton products are within arm's reach to make life more comfortable and pleasant. Household Article* Cotton is indispensable 'In the household. Slumber would not be nearly so sweet without a soft cotton mattress, clean cotton sheets and pillowcases, warm cotton quilts Cotton Bags Are Full of Tricks For the Clever Hotnemakers That old expression, "It's in the bag." has a new meaning for the modern housewife who has a way with needle and thread. Today In a cotton bag a clever • homemaker can find Innumerable attractive, practical articles of clothing and home furnishings, First to discover this hidden treasure, says the National Cotton Council, was the farmer's wife who saw scores of sacks containing livestock- feed arrive at the barn. It didn't take her long to realize that here was potential sewing material going to waste, for every 100-lb sack contains one • and one-third yards of sturdy cotton cloth. Soon she was putting this valuable sewing material to uie in her children's Clothing, her own dresses, her husband's pajamas, and dozens of household articles. Glamnrous Designs When bag manufacturers s^w how the fabric was being used in . blankets, and Iresh cotton bed- 'ijp-eads. Housewives would not « good housekeepers without the ate of colton dusters and mops -anc cotton vacuum cleaning bags. They would not have attractive house to keep, either, without colorful cotton draperies and curtains, upholstery and slipcovers, rugs, towels, scarfs and decorations. Tables would not be nearly so appetizing without clean cotton tablecloths, napkins, and place mats. Homes are protected from fire and kept at even temperature by another cotton product, flameproof insulation. Cotton shades and awnings help regulate temperature, too, by halting the sun's hot rays at the morize their sack fabric with new patterns. Now, the~ c e cotton ,con- :ainers offer nearly fl-s wide n selection of designs and colors as the fabric tables of department stores. Many farm homcmakers «ccom"a- ny their husbands on trips to the feed store so they can select the feed bag that has just the pattern they want for a particular dress or slipcover. , After a took at cotton feed sacks, it Is easy to understand why rural homemakers wasted no time In utilizing the fabric in their sewing projects. There are stripes, floral patterns, pnlka dots, solids, geometric prink, and nearly every other design one can think of In today's cotton bags. Curtains, draperies, slipcovers, play clothes, afternoon frocks, children's rompers, and bedspreads are just a few of the items the Imaginative sewing ladies have whipped up from sacks. City Girls T:lkc Cue Taking a cue from thrifty and fashion-wise rural sewing circles, city housewives recently decider! they could put the cotton bay In action, too. Not having a stock of feed bags at her disposal, as did her friends on the farm, the city homemaker found a substitute at Plastics Industry UHliring Cotton With the advent of plastics one of the outstanding developments in modern Industry, textile experts found an Important place lor cotton In the wide new field They developed a method uy ivhicl cotton fabrics could be put together on a layer principle and buunc permanently with resin binders. This laminated colton in vary, mg degrees of thickness makes i strong, durable plastic suitable to: molding into many products -lug sage, table tops, trays, vacuun cleaner hoods, decorative materials boats, canoes, and door panels, I mention a (cw. Another type of plastic was de vetoped by chemists from cotton seed hulk, and this material has been adapted to a wide variety of u-'e-, especially In Industrial ijcars — but cotton fnh:<i wasn't Kaid to believe that thli i/e mil frock *nd bolero , on:« were fertilizer «ack« Jt IB true. Using itlie heavy material fount! in fertilizer !i:» younjj lady designed • nb[e outfit that dcHniidy me.-nl for the barn! window. Cotton keeps the telephone and radio In working order—their wires are wound in cotton. Wearing Apparel Without cotton clothing, everyday living would undergo a drastic change. The vigorous manual worker would lack sturdy apparel to '. withstand the wear and tear of his libor. The while collar business ocjn would miss the clean, neat ' fl»t that gives him a cotton-fresh 'start-each day. There would be no comfortable cotton T-shirts and shorts, no colorful cotton socks. Shoes would not fit properly and feel goorl without their cotton linings and backings. Women would miss cotton clothing just as much as men. name ^Fashion calls on cotton for many of her high-style creations- evening gowns, daytime frocks, and play- clothes. Rainwear, housedresses. sleeping garments, blouses, hats, purses, n:ul gloves of cotton would be sadly missed by milady. It would be an unhappy day for mothers If •washable, durable cotton children's clotbers disappeared. Automobiles Need Cotton Transportation would be difficult without the aid of cotton. Every automobile contains nearly SO pounds of cotton iii such varied uses as tire cord, cushions, gaskets, gears, linings, and seat covers. Paved highways are improved by cotton "quilts" that are used in curing concrete to prevent cracking and insure longer life of the pavement. Airplanes and trains, too, require lEirt;e supplies of cotton. Everywhere 'the consumer turns, he finds cotton. In his moments of recreation he finds cotton in nis cnnvas golf bag. , the uniforms of is favorite football and baseball -m. in his hunting and fishing lUnmcnt. in his vacation luggage In his office he is continuously confronted with colton products — Ms tynewriter ribbon, bis cotton fiber stationery, the cords on his wii-rtow blinds, lights, and fans. her bfkery. Since bakers order their Hour, in huce quantities, it I- delivered in large-size bags. Some housewives persuaded their bakers to launder and sell them the emp- iv flour baes. Other bakers all over the country liked the idea and bc- san to make extra profit by selling their laundered flour, sacks to women who sew. Cinderella Sachs Just as the feed bag manufacturers hnd come up with special designs when Ihey heard how their fabric was used in home sewing, flour bag manufacturers followed their example and began to make their sacks In gay printed patterns for versatile sewing material. More Cottons Are Resistant To Wrinkling 'neumatic Quonset Hut of Cotton : abric Shields Downed Arctic Flyers The good news tor American women from the cotton industry his year is that more and more wrinkle-resistant cotton fabrics will ; available. The National Cotton Council :ias announced that crense-reslstnnt cottons, which first became avail able at piece-goods counters In 10-19 will be more nbundant this season The wrinkle-resistant fabrics originally were Introduced in rendy-to- wear garments on a small scale li 1018 and last, year reached the mar kct In yard goods for the first time Tile treatment that brings nbou Hie miraculous wdnkle-resislnnc lor cotton is n synthetic resin Tin tsli. The wrinkle-proof finishes at said to be highly durable, will their effectiveness retained uftc many washings. The finishes do no affect (he strength of cotton fabrics Not only dons Ihc synthetic resin treatment give a crease resistant finish to cotton fabrics. It nlso gives an attractive worsted cITect to many cottons. One of (lie most striking results of (lie finish Is a cotton material resembling tweed. Stranded U.S. airmen In th« Icy Arctic will have a "dream house"— r at least a comfortable, warm heller—while they are waiting out cscue parlies In the future. Air force uiflclals have announced he development of a pneumitle quonsct hut made of cotton fabric which can be blown up with « hand lump. The shelter was developed lolntly by the Air Materiel Command's Aero Medical Laboratory and (lie U.S. Rubber Company. The hut is draft proof, SHOT proof, water proof, compact and easy to transport, air officers say. There Is no danger of the pneumatic hut buckling under the weight of Arctic Ice ann snow. H can be fabricated to withstand up to 32 pounds of pressure and, inflated to that extent, could support about 500 pounds of weight. The quonsct will house four men comfortably. H can I - erected In about Ihrce minutes. The hut, made of Inch-thick, two-layer cotton fabric, Is designed to withstand i?nles up to 100 miles an hour. H *- coated with low temperature neoprene rubber compound to withstand extreme colii. : The structure stands four feet high, is seven feet wide and nine feet long. When deflated it c»n be rolled Into a conltmct bundle readily Viet Nam contains nbnul half the I adaptable to air or ground trans- area of Indochina. port. The fabric is bright orange in color, easy to spot by air search and rescue parties. The first forestry school In th» United States, first headed by Olf- ford Pinchot, waj formed on wh«» Is now the Vandorbllt EstaU, outside of Ashevllle, N.O. Be Thankful For Health Most of us who enjoy good health accept It as a matter of courM. It Is only when we have experienced the pains and suffering th»t accompany severe Illness that we can fully estimate und valu* the stat« ol being well. For more than fifty-four yearn Chiropractic has been dellvvrlni an ever Increasing health service to sick and suffering humanity. Chiropractic Is a separate and distinct health science. The Chiropractor does not treat, heal or cine He uses tio drugs, and h* does not practice medicine, surgery, ot osteopathy. His objective is to restore the normal transmission of nerve force from brain to the various organs, muscles and tissues of the body, by *4- lusltng th« vertebral siibhixallon that Is creating Interference U Midi nomial transmission and causing disease In th» body. Renewed health Is the natural result. Lindqutst Chiropractic Clinic Phone 3170 615 Chickasawba StrMt Hlythcvillc, Arkansas o^d Ti'e To Control Sound A new and revolutionary principle of sound control is made possible now through the use of a cotton-base acoustic tile, the National Cotton Council has announced. The product is^ncd for a radio stations, theatres. awiitnrUini.s, hospitals, homes and similar places needing acoustic correction, that will not deaden the Interior cither for speech or for music. More than 50 rndio stations throughout the country hnve installed cotton tile. The tile is manufactured in units 12 inches square. Each piece weighs ouly three ounces because "of- its light-weight cotton base It Ls dec- oar t Ive, vrmi n proo f, a gon d i n - Hilalor and Is said to surpass old nit hods of sound control. Herd !• m shining 1 example of tha glamor a *mart younf mis» converted by women who tew into useful nnuiehold article! and can find in a feed bag these days. The colorful print colton fabrir med in feed and flour has* if Attractive dresses, liho the «trtlc- ing- sun frock ihown above. rlety of products seldom occurs to the average consumer who . uses l^om day In, day out/ But n sinRlr dny without cotton would Rive him an acute realization of his "dependence on the assorted members of Kine OMtnn'F fahnlou* family. America Leads World In Use of Cotton Towels. Cotton Council Finds \ America is t h e "bntliinKcsl place in the world i! the nation': llseage o f cotton towels i s an\ indication, the National Cotton . Council reports. In the United States, pcopli are wearing out •'.pproxiinalelv - 150.000,000 pounds of cotton tow els each year — approximate!} a pound per person. Outside tht Unitcd : States, annual er capita consumption of cotton Is only about six pounds for clothing and all other purposes Besides the cotton towels the* use in their homes U. S. consumers use 8.750.UOO , pounds ol cotton annually in hand anci roller towels in offices and public wash rooms. When Americans sing "how drj I am.' they mean !tl II Did You Knew THAT MORI COTTON IS USED EACH'YEAR IN THE MANU- FACTURE OF SHOES THAN IS PRODUCED ANNUALLY IN MISSISSIPPI COUNTY? During this National Cotton Week set our window display showing a model cotton farm. Barney's friendly Shoes THIS SUMMER as only a cotton dress can do... Every woman Vnows U,o cool comfort of A cotton dreit . . . and how nice it li r» ba able to launder it 10 inexpansively. Y«r probably few women realize that, among all its wonderful features, ihe product w« c;row here in Mississippi County resists fading better than woo), rayon, or tilk. V/eva got good reason to be proud of cotton for many, many reasons , . . including ine fact that it makes the best all-round summer dress. And »t Berry'l you also get tria imarf styling in creations by Carlye, Jr., Paul Sachs, and G«y Gibion, Jr. IT'S NATIONAL COTTOV \

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