The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 2, 1950 · Page 30
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PACK BLVTHEVILLE, (ARK,) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, MAT * 1M» Cotton Protector For Fire Threat Lightweight insulotor Prov«t Best Shield From Flame*, Weather When Uncte Sam sent his scientists Into their laboratories several years ago lo look for a way to use poor grade, short-staple eolton fiber that had become a drug on the market, a whole new Industry was born. The scientists' search resulted in an amazing product which has since proved of tremendous benefit to the homeowner, as well as to the cotton man who needed new markets for low grade cotton. The new product was cotton Insulation, a material that was found to be a better Insulator than the ten other most popular materials used for this pur- po'e The National Cotton Council reveals that tcsls of cotton Insulation show the product up to 30 per cent more efficient than the ten other leading insulators. Natural Weather Barrier Cotton's hollow tubular fibers when matted together In a fluffj mass, form millions of dead air spaces that create a natural barnei against heat and cold. Government researchers found that when cotton was treated with certain chemicals, it became flame-proof. This discovery resulted in the development "f flameproof cotton insulation, which' was soon put into commerlcal production to utilize the surplus of low- grade cotton left when the best fiber from the crop had gone Into textiles and special products. Cotton Insulation can stand up under the concentrated flame of blowtorch applied directly to Its surface without bursting into flame. Age does not affect this flameproof quality, government tests show, for samples of cotton Insulation taken from structures utter years of use can still stand up under the same rigid 1800 degree flame test. Easily Installed Today the comparatively new product Li in great demand for use in homes and buildings became I Is inexpensive to Install. The fluffy white insulation li made in featherweight, easy-t<x handle balls weighing less than foil: ounces per square foot. As soft ant wfe as a. powderputf. It can be In stalled easily by one workman. Th insulation unrolls like a rug to fi spaces between rafters and wal studdings. Contractors have founi cotton insulation advantageous be onus* Its light weight subjects wall •nd ceilings lo less structural loa t*ian other materials of the sain U.S. Cotton Textile Industry Is Big Business; 520,000 Employed in More Than 1,100 The cotton textile Industry Is big business In America. Ranking imong the lop ten of the nation's Industries, cotton textile products valued at more than four billion dollars are manufactured annually. Today there are more than 1100 lexlile mills humming busily as they consume the bulk of the U.S. cotton crop to produce billions of yards of 'abric for apparel, household, and Industrial uses. Since cotton is n fiber that needs much processing before it can be put to ordinary use In manufactured articles, the textile Industry requires the services of many different types of workers lo transform cotton from a fluffy, white mass into an Infinite variety of Indispensable products. Joli Provider In spite of Inbor-saving devices and almost complete mechanization, the cotton textile Industry consistently has ranked as one of the country's greatest job providers. Al' though the Industry's history has been highlighted by Inventions which made spectacular contributions to Increased production of low cost, high quality goods, human resources still are its greatest asset. Kach year more than 520.000 workers devote their labor and tech- ilcal skills to Ihe manufacture o otton textile products. Into Eh' _ jket-s uf this army of workers en- aged In spinning, weaving, and fin shing cotton textiles pours a totn f almost one billion dollars in 'ages each year. Improvements . Survived Teias City ' Bvidence of notion Insulation «tfecti»e flame - resistant qualit was brought out dramatically in th disastrous Texas City explosion i 1941. name-proof, fire - rctnrdat cotton insulation was found to one of the lew things "able to with stand the withering blnsts In th Texas oil city. Pieces of Insulatioi found in a store partially demolish ed by flames, were later exhibit* at the Sam Houston Coliseum 1 Thi. mi olton mill worlc.r. known i >f In* many joil Involved i cotton fii*«r into yarn. Ha li tr*m»f. TK» yarn will be placed • iia «v*ft further. Ultimately thii y fabric*. Since the war, the textile Industry has been spending vast sums for plant Improvement as well as for labor. In wartime, most textile machinery was operated 24 hours a day week after week, and replacement, of worn equipment was impossible because Iron and steel went • m llulb.r frame tender, !• **MBy the complicated proe.i. of turn- removing yarn from tK» tluobcr g fraroM to reduc* it. will be in the -weaving of into armaments. Now the 'industry is making up for lost time In re placing Its old equipment anil re habilitating its plants. For new ma chinery and plant improvements textile manufacturers since the have paid out more than 500 millior dollars. Best Dressed Homes Wear Cotton Whether Traditional or Modem The homemaker who likes "mod- Ern", and she who likes traditional may'differ in their preferences for Ine and detail, but there are two hings outstanding In today's home Airnishings market they'll both agree on. One Is cotton fabric. The other Is color. Combined, they're sure cure for home decorating problems. Colors in cotton drapery and upholstery fabrics nre bold and brilliant in both modern and traditional weaves nnd patterns. Emerald and hunter greens, clear rose reds, copper, chartreuse and bittersweet are some of the .new bold colors. Exotic Is the word for the new prints In the modern category. Tropical, Hawaiian and Oriental are popular themes in prints aimed at the homemaker who likes n streamlined decor. Large bright tropical leaves and (lowers are typically 1950. Block prints and Chinese scenic designs carry on the Eastern Influence for draperies ani! slip covers; nnd a hint of Hawal is found in prints tlmt resemble that island's geraniums, in horizontal striped designs Inspired b> Houston. In cotton Insulation. Mother Na ture has provided efficient protection against her own summer heat winter cold, and devouring flame. he grass skirls of dancing girls, and n bamboo motifs. Modern designs also include nuslng stylized designs such as French poodles, abstract patterns, and the works of important modern artists. There are both smooth and rough .extured surfaces in the current crop of home dccornting cottons. Coarse woven fabrics are pleasantly informal and lake well to the tropical and abstract prints.- Cotton pebble cloth Is popnla rfor all types of prints, as well as .stripes and solids: and the perennial twills arc still good, particularly iti solid coj- ors. Formal patterns designed to TV Into traditional homes include smal all-over prints, large florals, stylized geometries, floral stripes a IK ribbon patterns. They're done h smooth finished, highly merceri?.e< cottons; antique cotton satins; am a very new lustrous cotton will a jacquard weave which gives i tone-on-tone color effect. New finishes on decorating fab rlcs are a boon to the housewife Many uf t.:e cottons are soil-re sislaut ami wrinkle-resistant. Sonn have an "all weather coating which makes them stai i-proof am water-proof and easily washabl with a damp cloth. Cotton loop and tuft rugs done in bright decorative colors t harmonise with upholstery, draper Cotton Is Proved imple Solution : or Fly Problem Mrs. Clinton S. Gilbert of Rich iiouti, Vn., has found a simple soli ion to Ine problem oF flics. No mo watttng or spraying (or her, Mr Gilbert says. She merely pins a wa ol cotton to her screen door wi i hairpin and away fly the flies! Strange as it seems, Mrs. Gilbert ;ay.s her cotton treatment really vvorks, even though it sounds .ik.c [list another superstition. She received her tip on the fly treatment from a repairman who came to adjust her hot water heater. That day j the flies were particularly annoying The repairman tokl her to pin a piece of ordinary absorbent cotton ''about the size of u full blown rose" to her screen door with a hairpin. When she 'did. the flies immediately b 11 ?zed off to other doors. • Other residents of Richmond havr heard about Mrs, Gilbert's fly chns- a nd f ol lowed su it w i th fluffy white pieces of cotton on their door-: The cotton should be replaced about - ce a month, Mrs. Gilbert says [ and slipcover fabrics. Most are done in solid colors, hut it is possible to obtain special two color striped effects, when ordering rugs of large widths. One rug company has introduced a cotton nig that Is reversible—a wonderful innovation for the housewife, since the length of wearing time between washings is double. Cotton Felts Show Promise In Many Fields Cotton felt, developed after nearly 90 years of experiments, may open ew fields In the manufacture of rtlflclal leather, plastics, surgical rcsslngs, batteries, and filters, the ntlonal Cotton Council reports. Until the development of the cot- m felt recently, It was thought iat the ability to felt was an ex- usive natural property of some nlmal fibers. The new cotton felt mutates real leather and animal •ool. Cotton felt Is a member of the amlly of non-woven cotton prod- cts, which are made without the sual spinning and weaving pro- ess. The felt material Is held to- cthcr solely by an entangling pro- ess which eliminates weaving and pinning. It does not require ft resin Inder to hold the fibers together s do other types of non-woven abrics. ] Since the cotton felt Is lint-free. ,he manufacturers report • that it iffers nn Ideal surgical felt In brain \nd nerve surgery. One of the most promising applications for Ihe material Is In the manufacture of leather-type prod- icts. With a coating treatment, the 'abric takes on the appearance and feel ol leather. Its reverse side has a sucde-likc surface. The cotton felt ilso is said lo be valuable In the construction of dry-cell batteries. Millions of cells for hearing aids already have been made of cotton felt. It is reported. EDSON Continued from Page i Section Two totct the employers lo lupport their drive for higher government social security. This admission wag made Walter Reuther of United Auto Workers In his testimony before Senate Finance Committee. AFL unions have not gone along _.i this strategy; The federation wants expanded social security coverage and benefits, Just like the CIO. But It has held back its unions from bargaining for employer- paid pensions, and has relied more on Us own insurance and retirement plans. Insurance Men About Face A third major force In this argument is the private Insurance business. A little background Is necessary to understand Its position. Originally, the insurance companies foufiht social security. They though! government old age and survivors Insurance would be a competitor. It didn't develop that wny at all Instead, social security wns the biggest policy sales booster the Insurance business ever got. Social security paid only minimum subsistence benefits, «t depression levels. They enabled insurance agents to argu that prospects should take out mor insurance, to supplement their, so clal security and give them enoug: to live on in old age. Now, however, the Insurance com panics have a new fright. Thcr Is talk from the Townsend plan peo pie of the need for $140 a month The CIO has figured tlmt the mini mum need is $162 a month. Waltc Rci]thc?r says the Auto Workers wi have $200 a month pensions with! 10 years. If everyone could g^t an assure government plus private employe ct 1200 » month, th» n«ed or private insurance would largely Isappear. Insurance company exe- utlves now find themselves In sharp Isagreement with their natural ol- les, the big employers who seem to avor bigger and bigger government Tensions, NEXT: How Con^reM ban boiled down conflicting views on social •ecurlty reform". Hollywood Continued from Page 8 Section Two after their London Palladium vaudeville date. Herbert Marshall goes pale when his Hollywood pa!» ask him about the full fisMs he didn't see In Madrid while he was working in Blackjack" there. He told me: "I'm no Hemingway. In* fact, when it comes to bull fights, I'm a sissy. I had to be very diplomatic when the Spaniards asked me what I thought of their national sport, I changed the subject to canasta quickly." orlon, rayon, and other*, havt, b* found to generate static el»ctriclty. Certain anesthetic! explod* TiolenU ly when sparks are caused by lya. thetlo fabrics rubbing or brtuhlnt against other materials. 8pok»«m» u for the National Fire Protection A*.! soclatlon and the International As-| soclatlon of Electrical Inspector* 1 , point out possible danger accompanying hospital use of jyntheHt' fabrld. Fire Experts Urge Cotton for Safety Fire authorities are urging the use of cotton exclusively for doctors nnci nurses' clothing as.a lire prevention measure, the National Cot- Ion Council reports. In recent tests cotton was proved the safest fabric for use in hospital operating rooms where ether and other explosive anesthetics are used. Synthetic fibers, such as nylon For Improved KIDNEY* FUNCTION fct a majority of caj»» inv«nfi- ffated in teverol hospital* ond clinfci, subnormal Kidney function was improved, Bladder pain and discomfort reduced after Hit) WM of Mountain Valley Water. If your doctor has diagnosed your condition a< functional Kidney impairment this natural, utv treated mineral water may b« very beneficial. Try it for o few weeks. It « delicious, pure-tasting, and may be consumed freely. Crosstown Whiskey Shop Main & Division Mountain Valley Mississippi County's MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR CRO WILL AFFECT YOUR FUTURE Know Cotton-Boost Cotton-Buy Cotton SUPPORT COTTON WEEK Hear ALLAN KLINE, President of the American Farm Bureau Osceola High School, Tonight, 8:00 P.M. MISSISSIPPI COUNTY FARM BUREAU NATIONAL .OTTON WEEK Nationally Advertised Dress Shirts Reg. 3.50 Reg. 3.95 Reg. 4.25 I 75 250 All Sizes Barrel & French Cuffs BVD SHORTS Reg. 1.00 Reg. 1.25 Now Now .60 .75 TEE SHIRTS Reg. 1.95 Reg. 4.25 Now Now 1.25 2.45 PLAY SHORTS Reg. 3.50 Values I 95 SUMMER PAJAMAS 3 45 Reg. 4.50 Values MEAD'S Slii^v^r'S* «~>if.»3WiJ^3 i«*,'>x».**^ Ill MAIN «T«IIT <®iP^ fat&b#**S #&»*&#" SPORT SHIRTS Reg. 3.75 ... Now ... 1.95 Reg. 4.25 ... Now ... 2.45

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