The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 27, 1955 · Page 18
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 18

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, September 27, 1955
Page 18
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PAGE TWO BLTTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1955 Draw Draperies Are Fine Room Dividers READY FOR TOWN — Mrs. Harold Thompson is shown modeling a new slim line beige, white and black cotton tweed coat in trench coat style by Herbert Myers. Mrs. Walter Manser wears a two-piece dress, perfect for daytime in .town, with full skirt and a trim little fitted jacket that fans out over the hips in the new long torso manner. (Courier News Phoo) Here Are Tips on New Furniture Several pointers about furniture construction can help the average furniture shopper get the best values for her money. One idea which should be cleared up is that "veneer" furniture is not necessarily inferior to "solid." Today many of the finest pieces of furniture are made from veneers. There will v be cheap veneers, of course, just as there are cheap solid pieces, and fine veneers just as there are fine solids, In buying upholstered furniture, the home decorator must depend on the manufacturer's reputation and the reliability of the store, since she cannot examine the inner construction. But by asking a few questions, she can learn whether she is getting the most lor her fur- Draw draperies have many purposes, one being for dividing up a room. For example, draw draperies can convert an unattractive room section in a bedroom into » dressing alcove. Other styles of draw draperies include lined ones for picture windows and unlineci ones for smaller window types. The latter can be turned out in. cotton sheers or solids, depending on the effect you want. Here are some tips from local. Singer Sewing Centers on making draw draperies: For room dividing, measure from ceiling to floor. To this, add 6 inches —a one-inch seam allowance at,top and 5 inches for bottom hem (with no turn-in). This will give you the length of each drapery panel. For width of drapery needed, air low twice the measurement of room width that you want to partition. Hang panels from a ceiling traverse rod. Maktnc Draw Drapes To make reversible draw draperies —a print on one side and solid color on the other—first turn and press single hems— 2^'inches wide—down sides of panels. Then turn and press 5-inch bottom hems. When turning bottom hems, miter each corner and press. Finish top of the panel with organdy for stiffening, then turn raw edge down and press in place. Turn down raw edge on the other pan'el, top and press in place. | Blind stitch all hems, sides and bottom. Place both panels wrong sides together. Machine stitch together down stdes^two inches on, hems. Put pleats in curtain top, j and draperies are ready to hang. For an added touch, you can use! a valance. One of the best of this purpose is a simple flounce with a j stiffened, pleated heading. The fin- j ished depth should be- about one- j eighth .of the drapery length. Allow j twice the room width for pleating, j Unlined draw draperies or curtains may be made in cotton sheer if you merely want a decorative effect, or in heavy textured cot-ton for extra privacy. Sheer unlined draw draperies should have d6uble hems on both sides and bottom. Wouldn't Hted Dad's Advict RICHMOND, V». UK — Henry O. Ollmer, who says he w»s born In a southweit Virginia log cabin almost entirely surrounded by Republicans, is retiring as State Comptroller of Virginia after 14 yean. . A staunch Democrat, he says he disregarded the advice of hit father to stay away from politic!. la the Old Dominion he has * reputation for picking the outcome of political conteits. He !> 74 and .has. been active In politics for nearly 40 years. AFTERNOON FOR PLAY — Out for a spin on a sunny summer afternoon, this youthful threesome reveals some of the loveliest of the Maid of of cotton's wardrobe. Miss Gina Gaines (left) wears an exciting copy of Dior's famous long torso dress with straight-cut elongated bodice and full- pleated skirt: From Capri comes Uie smart drawstring over skirt worn by Miss Arden Cuadra (center). It's worn way down over the hips and* underneath -there are brief shorts and a tiny, halter bra_that complete the costume. Miss Kay Jobe models a charming separate duo that's wonderful for summer sunning. The black half is a sleeveless bodice with a scoop neckline and the "cave man" print skirt is full and bouncy with multiple pleats that stitch to 'the waistband. (Courier News Photo) Good Luck on Your Cotton Picking Contest America's 24 Hour Host niture dollar. If the furniture Is cotton-cush- j ioned. she can be sure it will pro-1 vite buoyant support and that the upholstering fabrics will not "creep" or wrinkle. Before investing !n a new piece of furniture, the homcmaker should make sure it will go with the older pieces she wants to keep. A new pastel colored chair, placed in the same room with older furniture covered in dark fabric, may make the other pieces look dingy. JACKSON LIFE INSURANCE CO, FALLS BUILDING MEMPHIS, TENN. Salutations NATIONAL COTTON PICKING CONTESTANTS AND THE JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE •.. and a cordial invitation to come in to see and test drive the new 56 FORD America's fine car at kalf the fine car price! Only FORD can offer you NEW Thunderbird Styling 1 Tou'll see the brilliant beauty and "let's fa* dash of the Thnnderblrd in each of Fnrd's It distinguished models for 1956. 1'ou'll thrill to the long, low lines. And you'll be delighted by the choice of refreshing, new body colors and eicll- Ing new Luxury Lounte Interiors which are color- keyed to exterfor finishes, NEW Thunderbird Power Ton can hare all the lightning of new Thnn- derblrd V-8 power In any 'it Ford Fllrlane or Station Wagon model. And'It's 202-h.p. strong with Fordomatlc! In Fordomatlc Customllne and Mainline models you can have the go-packed ns-h.p. M-l. And the new 137-h.p. Six Is available in all models. NEW Lifeguard Design Ford's new Lifeguard Ocaipi li tht Mgfnt nifty newt In ear history! It'i the Ant major contribution la driver and passenger safely !• accident.. The new, deep-center Lifeguard steering wheel acts ai an Impact cushion If driver li throw* against the wheel New double-grip Lifeguard door locks are detigned for extra protection against doors popping open under shock. Optional Lifeguard padding for Instrument panel and n» fiaeru are specially Bade to leiaen Injury from Inpaet. And optional Lifeguard Mat Kelts an constricted to hold oceupanta securely in their seats In Ms accident.

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