The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 29, 1954 · Page 25
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 25

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 29, 1954
Page 25
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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER, 29,1954 PAGE SEVEN I "A- flere's How to Solve Your Problem-Window Troubles •i ! Here arc some ideas for fixing j up -the "problem" window that all I too often createi a home decorat- j ing difficulty. j Let's take the corner window. j Unless curtained correctly, it will •: be. merely a blank expanse of glass. Give it a graceful, fluid line - with full-length tailored curtains of cotton marquisette, dotted or plain, or crisp, sheer organdy. Hathaway Manufacturing Company, which mafces fine cotton sheers for curtains, suggests using a series of full-length tailored cotton marquisettes on a traverse rod. You can open them easily for full sunlight and air. However, even when closed, they will admit! some sunlight and air because of their open weave. Organdy Tiers Another way of treating the corner window is with tiered organdy curtains: they provide a nice informal note. Cotton tiers, when hung on long rods, can form alt sorts of combinations: for example, they can be opened at the top for sunlight and kept closed at the bottom for privacy. B« sure the tiers overlap for a graceful fall of the sheer material. Here's a suggestion for the tall picture window: use graceful, ruffled criss-cross curtains of cotton marquisette or organdy. This style is not- at all complicated to hang, since it is actually one pair of cur- .tains hung on two rods — one behind the other — or on one double rod. It carries Its own ruffled valance. The graceful Friscilla curtain is another approach to the problem window. This style is similar to the criss-cross, but the ruffles" meet in the center to form a graceful arch. Hung on one rod, this style, too, carries its own crisp, ruffled valance. It is adaptable, to large or small dots woven right into the cotton. Cottons Win Favor in Decorating Cottons, an established fact in fall and winter wearing apparel, now have assumed a year-round personality in the home fashions field. Market experts who report that cotton decorative fabrics no longer bloom in the spring and vanish with cold weather cite many reasons for this definite switch. A new note of elegance" and up- styling makes cotton prints and plains right for 'round-the-calendar livability and good looks. Sailcloths, barks, and momie crepes have unprecedented fashion appeal. Novelty textures, such as banjo cloth, lend added interest. Ready-made draperies and .bedspreads reflect this trend, interpreted in fashionwise denims, corduroys, reversible chintzes, and a host of other cotton fabrics. Special processes and finishes, too, have given cottons many extra appeals such as wrinkle-resistance and high luster. CRISP GINGHAM — Young scholars everywhere select plaid gingham. It's crisp, brightly colored, styled for youth. Barbara Joan designs a plaid frock with full skirt, white pique Puritan collar and shoulder bag. (NCC Photo) Ten per cent of the total area of New York is made up of mountain*. QUALITY SEED FOR PARTICULAR FARMERS Alfalfa — Certified Buffalo — Oklahoma Approved Rye Grass Hairy Vetch OATS Ferguson 922 — Nortex — Victorgrain Balboa Rye Barley WHEAT CLOVERS - GRASSES Austrian and Wild Winter Peas Complete line of tar den S*ed and Fertiliser Wr/tt for Prices W. B. Mallory & Sons Co. 431 S. Main St. Memphis, Tennessee 'Color Tune 7 Your Home Book Tells How Hues Match Personality "Baby blue" for a boy, pink for a girl. Not If you're thinking in terms of nursery colors, says color expert Louis Cheskin, in his new book, "How to Color-Tune Your Home." Reds and greens are happier choices for the very young. Looking at color decor from an intriguing psychological and "scientific viewpoint, Mr. Cheskin refutes this traditional idea and makes a convincing plea for room schemes that will enhance the well-being of occupants. Stating that color is an expression of personality, Mr. Cheskin says that color choices in turn continue to influence a person's makeup as the years go by. Colors that are right for one individual, he points out, may be entirely wrong for another. Such factors as sensitivity and nervous temperament must b» considered carefully. Generally speaking, love of red hues is universal. Blue usually is a psychological sedative, while green enjoys high preference as a neutral color. Blue-greens are much easier for most people to live with than violet-blues and yellow- greens. Determine your basic color ia a room, Mr. Cheskin aldvises, primarily on a psychological basis. Then use a scientifically established chart to guide your choice of related and complementary colors. Towel Racks P*rk Up Bathrooms Bright cotton towels and unusual towel rack* will perk up an? bathroom. Bamboo poles, fastened together in the form of a short stepladder with three or four wide rungs and mounted to the wall, make an attractive display rack for big bath towels. Hand towels . sit pretty on the widespread arms of a metal tree. made of rods to which wire leaves have been soldered. Small folded towel* can be stacked on shipshape shelves, made of narrow boards and thick white cotton ropes. Bore two holes in each end of the shelf for the ropes, which are suspended from top of the wall. WMCT Promotes Cotton Midsouth Farmers f~ "THE FARMERYPROGRAM"""" With Derek Rooke-Monday through Friday " NEWS FOR THE'MIDSOUTH'FAR'MERS !>: Hear Walter Durham On WMC Radio Daily At 12:45 P.M. Cotton Canvas Goes Indoors With Chairs Cotton canvas, traditionally used for awnings at windows and doorways, is moving inside the house. Decorators report that colorful interior applications of canvas are adding distinctive touches to many homes. In chairs and lounges canvas is being combined with wrought iron, aluminum, tubular steel, redwood, and rattan. This heavy cotton fabric appears in conventional slip covers and in scooped-out or butterfly slings. Lounges and chairs are styled for casual and colorful indoor living. The canvas covers sport such hues as lemon, mustard, olive green, chartreuse, burnt orange, flame, cherry, terra cotta, dove gray and white. Striped and floral patterns, as well as ,solid shades, are plen- tiful. Practical and .Pretty To add to their popularity, the canvas covers are as practical as they are pretty. Many of them slip or snap off and on metal and wood frame* for easy removal and clean- in*. Minor canvas accessories are also available for brightening any room in the house. There are lamp j shades, magazine racks, waste bas- j kets, ottomans, and folding screens —all good mixers from, the standpoint of color and design. Cotton T/iermocover' Cnases Chills Away For round-the-year sleeping comfort, an enterprising sheet manufacturer has developed a lightweight, electrified cotton bedcover. Wamsutta Mills recently launched a plug-in ^thermocover," which goes between the top sheet and a light blanket in winter or over the tqp sheet alone in summer. Once you set the dial to the desired" degree of warmth, the controls automatically adjust -to temperature variations, maintaining the same warmth throughout tht night It'* hand washable in lukewarm water and mild soap. The World Health Organization had antimalaria campaigns in 21 countries and other campaigns against a total of 27 major''dis- eases' in 1953, its fifth year of activity. ' .' ' Bought-Sold-Quoled Federal Compress & Warehouse Co. HERMAN BENSDORF & CO. 940 Commerce Title BIdg. 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