The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 29, 1954 · Page 23
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 23

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER, 29, 195J BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Cotton Tops All US-Made Textiles Accounts For 67% In Households Cotton is king of home furnishings, says the National Cotton Council. Homemakers choose cotton because it's fresh and washable and strikes the .right style note for modern living. Cotton currently accounts for some 67 per cent of all household textiles made in the U. S. The home of the future is the "all-cotton house," the Council says, predicting that more and more homes will be decorated in cotton exclusively. Houses with all floors, windows and furniture decked out in cotton have proved attractive and livable throughout the year. ' Denim, corduroy, sailcloth and printed percale are among currently popular cottons for harmonized home furnishings. Some rooms are decorated entirely in a single fabric, with curtains, bedspreads and Audrey Hepburn, brilliant young actress, steals the scene in an eye- catching; corduroy leopard lounger. Her one-piece lounge suit is of washable, leopard-printed cotton corduroy. The talented theatrical alar and her smart fashions are spotlighted in Seventeen magazine's recent salute to "Young Theater." LOOKS LARGER — Make a room look larger than it is — place beds corner-wise, thus allowing lots of space for other furniture. A V.I.P. on any campus is the double-duty bedspread by Bates in ombre-striped Nevada with matching draperies. Other cotton furnishings: the rug and Bates Disciplined cotton pillows. (NCC Photo) slipcovers of the same material. Deep-pile Cotton Rugs Cotton floor coverings have branched out from the bedroom and now are styled to go all hrough the house. More and more nterior decorators are prescribing colorful, deep-pile cotton broad- ooms. Color has taken hold in all types of household cottons, the Council reports. Sheets aix? t-TT/els now ap- jear in gay pastels, plaids and >olka dot patterns that rival car jets, bedspreads, curtains, and slipcovers for color interest. Some 537,000 bales of cotton are now consumed in the manufacture of slipcovers, draperies and upholstery; sheets consume -522,610 >ales; .towels consume 298,960 >ales; rugs and carpets use 247,760 bales; and bedespreads ake 171,170 bales.; Organdy Curtains Are Favorites of 54 Recent market reports show an interesting upsurge in demand for otton organdy curtains. Curtain manufacturers believe hat this renewed popularity of an Id-time favorite goes hand in hand with a trend toward the traditional, or the combining of modern and raditional, in home decor. Homemakers queried on the sub- ect cite freshness as one of the main charms of cotton organdy. They .say organdy gives windows a crisp look that nothing else can duplicate in carrying out home ecoration motifs. S. T. LOWRY COTTON CO. November 6th Street Memphis, Tenn. FOR CAREERS — New cottons styled for careers, in business or college favor quilting. Left: Lanz Originals quilts plaid gingham for a date jumpeer that doubles smartly for day when ensembled with a shirt. Right: Sidney of Reich Goldfarb selects cotton flannel embroidered in a quilt-like pattern for a youthful two-piecer with flaring skirt. (NCC Photo) Terry Cloth On Washday Cotton terry cloth Is easy to wash, advises the Cleanliness Bureau. Terry cloth needs no ironing and, with proper handling, fluffs right back into shape. Use moderately hot soapsuds and rinses. To avoid setting deep creases, give it only a short spin cycle in an automatic washing machine, or adjust the wringer loosely on the conventional type of washer. If you wash it by hand, avoid twisting and wringing. Shake terry well before hanging it to dry — preferably outdoors in the shade. And stretch it taut along all seams and stitched edges to prevent puckering later. Hang large pieces over parallel lines set a foot or two apart — or if a dryer is used, take the fabric out while still just slightly damp. Either way, it will dry fluffy enough to go right back into place. However, if there are any reluctant loops, a steam iron held half-an-inch or so above the surface will coax them up. Parting Shot COLUMBIA, S.C. (jp)—A'38-year- old Harlem Heights man here told Sheriff S. S. Sligh he would not press charges against his mother- in-law: instead, he would just move out of the home he and his wife shared with her. That was after his mother-in- law shot him in the leg. ALLENBERG COTTON CO. 104 So. Front Memphis, Tenn. WORK OR PLAY — The cot ton coverall is work-or-play minded. An outfit for lounging, for studying, for household chores. Designed by Bart Everhart in hard-working, hard-wearing black ?nd white checked cotton. (NCC PhoU) Slipcover Chairs In New Cottons Cotton Fabrics Can Complement Paint/ Wallpaper Shades If the "Do-it-yourself" craze has hit your home, chances are that yours is one of the millions of American families using cotton fabrics .for new slipcovers that complement paint and carpentry jobs. And if you're on the distaff side, your talents with the sewing machine will be pressed into service to add final touches to Dad's efforts from his workshop. If you've never tackled sewing for home decoration before, it's a god idea to follow a few tips from the experts as you proceed, or perhaps you would want to take a few lessons at the local sewing center. For example 1 , in dealing •with slipcover making, local sewing center experts tell you that your assignment will be easier if you follow this step-by-step procedure: first, take measurement of chair or other piece of furniture — allowing 1" for seams, estimate yardage required and any trimmings to be used." A first-timer at such projects will find it simpler to make a muslin pattern first and pin-fit it carefully to furniture piece. Mane location of design motif, making certain all the pieces Here Are Some Hints In Decoration of Den \ Planning to redecorate the den? Start with a fabric deiign that Utterly charms you and go on from there. One captivating pattern on cotton can motivate your entire decorating scheme. You may find ju»t the thing In corduroy, in denim, chini, sailcloth or any or any one of the many different texture* available in colorful cotton. Whatever the drapery pattern, you'll find that it can be echoed in wall and floor covering*. are cut with design running the same way — usually up. Pin-fit fabric, determine trimming for seam finish, make trimming, join sections, apply flounce — if design calls for it — apply slide fasteners to opening, cover cushion or cushions, press slipcover and put on furniture piece. Tel. 5-5969 MADISON WEAVERS 22 S. 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